Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £61,250 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Principal Engineer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 283 328
Rank change year-on-year +38 +45 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 10 14 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.16% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 6 14 8
Berkshire median annual salary £61,250 £66,250 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.55% +26.19% -19.23%
10th Percentile £53,125 £56,375 £51,250
90th Percentile £69,375 £80,500 £61,750
South East median annual salary £57,250 £59,125 £55,000
% change year-on-year -3.17% +7.50% +4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 5980 8326 10623
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.48% 95.64% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4793 6524 8430
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +3.09% +7.78%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,825 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Principal Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in Berkshire

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in Berkshire

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Engineer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Engineer in Berkshire

Principal Engineer
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +42 8 £61,250 -7.55% 1
Slough - 1 £52,500 -
Newbury - 1 £70,000 - 1
Principal Engineer
South East

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Berkshire region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (60.00%) Java
1 6 (60.00%) OO
2 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (40.00%) Digital Economy
3 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (40.00%) Jitterbit
3 4 (40.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 4 (40.00%) ServiceNow
3 4 (40.00%) Apex Code
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (40.00%) SAP PI
3 4 (40.00%) Strategic Planning
3 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (40.00%) J2EE
3 4 (40.00%) SAP
3 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 4 (40.00%) ITSM
3 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (40.00%) Informatica
3 4 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (40.00%) OOP
4 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (30.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) HTTP
4 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (10.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) SaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) HTTP
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) SSL
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) GSM
4 1 (10.00%) LTE
4 1 (10.00%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (10.00%) Big Data
2 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (10.00%) HBase
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) Redis
General
1 4 (40.00%) Digital Economy
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) J2EE
1 4 (40.00%) SAP PI
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) Kafka
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) OO
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (40.00%) ITSM
2 4 (40.00%) OOP
2 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (40.00%) Strategic Planning
3 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (20.00%) OOD
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (10.00%) Customer-Centricity
5 1 (10.00%) High Availability
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) Information Management
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) Apex Code
3 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (30.00%) Perl
3 3 (30.00%) Python
3 3 (30.00%) Ruby
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) Go
5 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (10.00%) Scala
5 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) KVM
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 3 (30.00%) Ansible
2 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (30.00%) Puppet
3 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Informatica
1 4 (40.00%) Jitterbit
1 4 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
1 4 (40.00%) SAP
1 4 (40.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (20.00%) VMware