The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had Principal Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Engineer
Rank 229 212 228
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 3 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.052% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 2
Median salary £55,500 £80,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-30.62% +23.07%
UK excluding London median salary £58,000 £56,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.20% +13.50%
Principal Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5561 5116 5468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.93% 96.31% 97.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4415 4271 4562
Median salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Principal Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region that featured Principal Engineer in the job title.

Principal Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Principal Engineer across the West Midlands region.

Principal Engineer Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Principal Engineer Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Principal Engineer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 2 £55,500 - 1
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, Principal Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (54.55%) NetApp
2 6 (54.55%) MCSE
2 6 (54.55%) MCSA
2 6 (54.55%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Project Planning
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
2 6 (54.55%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (45.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
5 3 (27.27%) EMC
5 3 (27.27%) Presales
5 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 2 (18.18%) SCOM
6 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) MOS
6 2 (18.18%) Electronics

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) IaaS
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) DTS
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (18.18%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Project Planning
2 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (27.27%) Presales
3 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Facilities Management
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) People Management
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Remediation Plan
4 1 (9.09%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Service Design
4 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) MCSA
1 6 (54.55%) MCSE
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (18.18%) MOS
4 1 (9.09%) MCITP
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 6 (54.55%) Virtual Servers
2 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOrch
2 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) NetApp
1 6 (54.55%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) EMC
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
Staffordshire
onezeero.
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits and training
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago