Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol 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 Software Engineer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 180 141
Rank change year-on-year -26 -39 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 1 2 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.026% 0.063% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.064% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 23
Bristol median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £82,000
South West median annual salary £52,500 £56,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +29.73%

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 3747 3102 3651
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.45% 96.97% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3112 2658 3162
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,775 £26,250 £25,888
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £65,450
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

Principal Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Software Engineer in Bristol

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for Principal Software Engineer in Bristol

Principal Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Principal Software 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Google
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Google App Engine
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
1 1 (100.00%) Gradle
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Cordova
1 1 (100.00%) Google Cloud Platform

Principal Software 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Google App Engine
1 1 (100.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Gradle
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Cordova
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Google