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 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Systems Engineer
Rank 882 902 862
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Systems Engineer 11 5 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.004% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.005% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 11
Average salary £61,500 £40,000 £52,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.75% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £36,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £44,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £61,500 £40,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+53.75% -27.27%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Systems Engineer over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Principal Systems Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Systems Engineer
Top 11 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 August 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
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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 +10 11 £61,500 +53.75%
London +14 4 £61,250 -
South West - 4 £68,750 -
South East - 2 £57,500 -
Basingstoke - 2 £57,500 -
Hampshire - 2 £57,500 -
Bristol - 2 £68,750 -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
East of England - 1 £61,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £61,500 -
Huntingdon - 1 £61,500 -

Principal Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 14 (66.67%) Degree
2 7 (33.33%) Windows
3 6 (28.57%) Linux
3 6 (28.57%) VMware
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (23.81%) Cyber Security
4 5 (23.81%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (23.81%) Military
4 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
4 5 (23.81%) Requirements Management
4 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
5 4 (19.05%) Project Management
5 4 (19.05%) Web Services
5 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
5 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
5 4 (19.05%) Migration
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) V-Model
5 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 3 (14.29%) JSP 440
6 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 3 (14.29%) Puppet
6 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (14.29%) Windows 7

Principal Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) SaaS
2 1 (4.76%) PaaS
2 1 (4.76%) IaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Internet
1 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) VLAN
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (9.52%) LAN
2 2 (9.52%) WAN
2 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.52%) VPN
2 2 (9.52%) SAN
3 1 (4.76%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
1 1 (4.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) TestDirector
1 1 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (23.81%) Military
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Aerospace
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
3 3 (14.29%) Human Factors
3 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 2 (9.52%) Clustering
4 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
4 2 (9.52%) Physics
4 2 (9.52%) Digital Media
5 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.76%) GIS
5 1 (4.76%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
1 5 (23.81%) Requirements Management
1 5 (23.81%) Cyber Security
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) V-Model
2 4 (19.05%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
2 4 (19.05%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) PRINCE
3 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 2 (9.52%) People Management
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
4 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
4 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
4 2 (9.52%) DSDM
4 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C
1 3 (14.29%) Python
1 3 (14.29%) Ruby
1 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) MATLAB
2 2 (9.52%) C++
2 2 (9.52%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) MCSE
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Puppet
1 3 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.76%) Ansible
2 1 (4.76%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) VMware
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (9.52%) Dell
4 2 (9.52%) EMC
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) IBM
4 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
4 2 (9.52%) Barracuda Networks
4 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
4 2 (9.52%) F5
4 2 (9.52%) Splunk
4 2 (9.52%) New Relic
5 1 (4.76%) Google
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix