Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Software Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Principal Software Engineer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 251 - 325
Rank change year-on-year - +325 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 4 0 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.063% - 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% - 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 7
Berkshire median annual salary £62,500 - £52,500
10th Percentile £56,125 - £51,250
90th Percentile £70,625 - £59,750
South East median annual salary £75,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +36.36% - +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 6075 8295 10539
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 95.66% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4868 6504 8379
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

Principal Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Software Engineer in Berkshire

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Principal Software Engineer in Berkshire

Principal Software 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 Software Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 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 - 3 £62,500 - 1
Newbury - 1 £70,000 - 1
Principal Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Principal Software 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) Ansible
2 3 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (75.00%) Ruby
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (75.00%) SaaS
2 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (75.00%) Puppet
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) HTTP
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) OOD
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) SSL
3 2 (50.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
4 1 (25.00%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) KVM

Principal Software 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 (25.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) HTTP
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) GSM
3 1 (25.00%) LTE
3 1 (25.00%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) HBase
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Redis
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) OOD
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (75.00%) Perl
1 3 (75.00%) Python
1 3 (75.00%) Ruby
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Go
3 1 (25.00%) Scala
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) KVM
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Ansible
1 3 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (75.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) VMware