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 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Engineer
Rank 231 215 218
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 6 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.098% 0.11% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 5
Median salary £46,250 £62,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.40% +55.00%
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
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
5884 5240 5202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.35% 97.04% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4636 4376 4387
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
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 30 May 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 - 4 £47,500 -
West Bromwich - 1 £45,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £45,000 -
Principal Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 4 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
2 3 (50.00%) MCSA
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) NetApp
2 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (16.67%) Apache Solr
4 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
4 1 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) MOS
4 1 (16.67%) SOA
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2

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 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) People Management
3 1 (16.67%) Presales
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Service Design
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) MCSA
1 3 (50.00%) MCSE
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (16.67%) MOS
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) NetApp
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Cloudera
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft