The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Engineer
South East / Berkshire
Rank 178 217 225
Rank change year-on-year +39 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 5 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.15% 0.061% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.064% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 5
Median salary £55,000 £72,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.13% -9.37%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £53,000 £51,750
% change year-on-year +3.77% +2.41%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3208 4673 5101
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 95.02% 94.60% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2606 3808 3789
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Principal Engineer in the job title.

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
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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
Slough - 3 £55,000 -
Reading +28 1 £57,500 -20.68% 1
Principal Engineer
South East

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 5 (55.56%) VPN
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) WSUS
2 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (44.44%) vSphere
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
2 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) CCNP
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) VMware ESX
2 4 (44.44%) MPLS
2 4 (44.44%) Network Design
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (33.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) High Availability
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 1 (11.11%) Coaching

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (33.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
1 5 (55.56%) VPN
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 4 (44.44%) MPLS
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Vagrant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Network Design
2 3 (33.33%) High Availability
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Document Management
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Product Management
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Secure Coding
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CCNP
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
1 4 (44.44%) VMware ESX
1 4 (44.44%) vSphere
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) WSUS
2 3 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) NetApp
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec
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