Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 23 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
South West > Bristol
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 169 131
Rank change year-on-year -28 -38 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 8 12 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.21% 0.37% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.39% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 28
Bristol median annual salary £55,000 £56,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +2.27% -24.14%
10th Percentile £43,450 £39,526 £44,202
90th Percentile £58,250 £86,250 £83,250
South West median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -13.04% -4.17% +1.74%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. 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
Bristol
Permanent vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 3718 3114 3664
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.43% 96.98% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 3085 2660 3175
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £65,300
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

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
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Engineer in Bristol over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Engineer in Bristol

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

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

1 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Wireless
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Network Design
1 3 (37.50%) Network Management
1 3 (37.50%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (25.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (25.00%) Ansible
2 2 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) SysML
2 2 (25.00%) Network Security
2 2 (25.00%) Validation
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics
2 2 (25.00%) 802.11
2 2 (25.00%) 802.15
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) WLAN
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (25.00%) OpenDaylight
3 1 (12.50%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (12.50%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source Development
3 1 (12.50%) Smart City
3 1 (12.50%) Master's Degree

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 2 (25.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Google App Engine
1 1 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Software-Defined Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Wireless
2 2 (25.00%) 802.11
2 2 (25.00%) 802.15
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) Network Security
2 2 (25.00%) WLAN
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Gradle
1 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) 802.1X
1 2 (25.00%) OpenDaylight
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (12.50%) Internet of Things
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Android
2 1 (12.50%) ThreadX
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Network Design
1 3 (37.50%) Network Management
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) SysML
2 2 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) CMMI
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (12.50%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source Development
3 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Master's Degree
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
1 1 (12.50%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Ansible
2 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Intel