Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham 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 Engineer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 217 189
Rank change year-on-year +31 -28 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 5 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.13% 0.11% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.11% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 2
Birmingham median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +16.96% -
10th Percentile £51,250 £45,400 £35,025
90th Percentile £53,750 £60,500 £49,475
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year - -35.48% +19.23%

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 3740 4551 3818
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.40% 97.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2992 3402 3191
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 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 Birmingham region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) NetApp
1 2 (40.00%) MATLAB
1 2 (40.00%) Simulink
1 2 (40.00%) Automotive
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (40.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (20.00%) NaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) SaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) IaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Abaqus
2 1 (20.00%) Mechatronics
2 1 (20.00%) SysML
2 1 (20.00%) Law

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
2 1 (20.00%) Abaqus
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) IaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) NaaS
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
General
1 2 (40.00%) Automotive
2 1 (20.00%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
1 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) CAE
2 1 (20.00%) Mechatronics
2 1 (20.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (20.00%) MCSA
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) NetApp
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft