The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Systems Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Principal Systems Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Systems Engineer
Rank 887 914 897
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Systems Engineer 10 18 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.015% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.016% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 2 14 4
Average salary £50,000 £44,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +6.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
102195 114720 103098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 83974 94226 85780
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,954 £27,186 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Principal Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Principal Systems Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Principal Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Principal Systems Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Principal Systems Engineer within the UK.

Principal Systems Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Principal Systems Engineer
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Systems Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 9 £50,000 +13.63% 5
South West -4 3 - - 2
Wiltshire - 3 - - 1
East of England +20 2 - -
North West +4 2 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Cumbria -7 2 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Essex - 2 - -
South East +10 1 - -
Barrow-in-Furness +3 1 - - 1
Kidlington - 1 - -
London - 1 £55,000 - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Principal Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Principal Systems Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Principal Systems Engineer in their job title.

1 12 (66.67%) Degree
2 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) Validation
4 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
4 5 (27.78%) Requirements Management
4 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
5 4 (22.22%) Migration
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 4 (22.22%) Project Management
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (22.22%) V-Model
5 4 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (16.67%) Cyber Security
6 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 3 (16.67%) GIS
6 3 (16.67%) Web Services
6 3 (16.67%) Linux
6 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) Military
6 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
6 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
6 3 (16.67%) Use Case

Principal Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Principal Systems Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Principal Systems Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DMZ
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Big Data
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (11.11%) Subversion
2 2 (11.11%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (16.67%) Military
2 2 (11.11%) Aerospace
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
2 3 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (16.67%) GIS
3 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
3 2 (11.11%) Physics
3 2 (11.11%) Human Factors
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Semantic Web
4 1 (5.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Validation
2 5 (27.78%) Requirements Management
3 4 (22.22%) Migration
3 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 4 (22.22%) Project Management
3 4 (22.22%) V-Model
4 3 (16.67%) Cyber Security
4 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 3 (16.67%) Use Case
4 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE
5 2 (11.11%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) Degree
2 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
5 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (5.56%) MCSE
7 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) Firmware
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) VMware
2 2 (11.11%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Actel
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) EMC
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) Google
3 1 (5.56%) Xilinx
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Wiltshire
DSTL
Posted: 17 days ago