Period
to 9 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

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
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 197 212
Rank change year-on-year +17 +15 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 5 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.14% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 5
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 - £50,000
10th Percentile £46,700 - £45,400
90th Percentile £52,500 - £60,500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - -33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3,414 3,648 4,481
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.39% 96.30% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2,466 2,889 3,357
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,900
90th Percentile £76,125 £67,500 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £43,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.13% - -

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

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 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, Principal Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Automotive
2 3 (60.00%) CIPD
2 3 (60.00%) Validation
2 3 (60.00%) EMC
2 3 (60.00%) ISO 26262
3 2 (40.00%) FMEA
3 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (40.00%) Electronics
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) V-Model
3 2 (40.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (40.00%) MATLAB
3 2 (40.00%) Simulink
3 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
4 1 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (20.00%) Process Management
4 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (20.00%) ASIC

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:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
General
1 5 (100.00%) Automotive
2 2 (40.00%) Electronics
2 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (20.00%) ASIC
2 1 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) FMEA
2 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (40.00%) V-Model
3 1 (20.00%) Process Management
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
1 2 (40.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CIPD
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) ISO 26262
2 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) EMC