The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

Principal Engineer
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 139 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 10 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.52% 0.21% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.22% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 0
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
UK excluding London median salary £57,250 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.09% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1871 2285 1972
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.69% 96.01% 97.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1571 1693 1625
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in Birmingham

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Birmingham region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (58.33%) Project Planning
1 7 (58.33%) Capacity Planning
1 7 (58.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 7 (58.33%) Capacity Management
2 6 (50.00%) Office 365
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (41.67%) SCOM
3 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (41.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (41.67%) NetApp
3 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) MCSE
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (33.33%) SCCM
5 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (25.00%) Yammer
5 3 (25.00%) IaaS
5 3 (25.00%) MCSA
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) Avaya
6 2 (16.67%) Juniper
6 2 (16.67%) SAN
6 2 (16.67%) LAN

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (25.00%) IaaS
2 3 (25.00%) Yammer
3 2 (16.67%) SaaS
4 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) NaaS
1 2 (16.67%) Network Security
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Capacity Management
1 7 (58.33%) Capacity Planning
1 7 (58.33%) Project Planning
1 7 (58.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Facilities Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (33.33%) MCSE
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (25.00%) MCSA
4 2 (16.67%) CCDA
4 2 (16.67%) CCDP
4 2 (16.67%) CCNA
4 2 (16.67%) CCNP
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (41.67%) Virtual Servers
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) SCOM
2 4 (33.33%) SCCM
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) NetApp
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) Avaya
2 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Juniper
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Mitel