The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Engineer
South West / Bristol
Rank 128 121 118
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 3 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.17% 0.76% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.79% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2 12 5
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +10.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £53,500 £51,750
% change year-on-year +2.80% +3.38%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol. 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
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1760 1779 1875
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 97.13% 96.74% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1454 1557 1574
Median salary £43,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.87% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in Bristol

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in Bristol

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 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 Bristol region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Degree
2 6 (66.67%) C
2 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 5 (55.56%) C++
4 4 (44.44%) ISO 9001
5 3 (33.33%) Aerospace
5 3 (33.33%) Programme Management
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) MISRA
6 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
6 2 (22.22%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 2 (22.22%) SDLC
7 1 (11.11%) Protractor
7 1 (11.11%) Def Stans
7 1 (11.11%) MISRA C
7 1 (11.11%) Derivative
7 1 (11.11%) Marketing
7 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 1 (11.11%) PHP
7 1 (11.11%) Network Management
7 1 (11.11%) DO-254
7 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (11.11%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (11.11%) OpenStack
7 1 (11.11%) Jasmine

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
1 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
1 1 (11.11%) JUnit
1 1 (11.11%) NetBeans
1 1 (11.11%) Protractor
1 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) TestNG
General
1 3 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Derivative
2 1 (11.11%) Internet of Things
2 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) CentOS
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Context-Driven Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (11.11%) FMECA
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Network Design
4 1 (11.11%) Network Management
4 1 (11.11%) Open Source
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) QMS
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C
2 5 (55.56%) C++
3 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) PHP
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby
4 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) ISO 9001
2 2 (22.22%) MISRA
3 1 (11.11%) Def Stans
3 1 (11.11%) DO-254
3 1 (11.11%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) IBM
1 1 (11.11%) Intel
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
1 1 (11.11%) SAP