The median annual salary for a Principal Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Principal Developer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 112 109
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 2 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.16% 0.068% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.070% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 3
Median salary £60,000 £70,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% -17.64%  
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £55,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year +9.09% +2.32%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1193 1429 1430
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 95.44% 97.28% 98.21%
Number of salaries quoted 881 1119 1181
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Principal Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured Principal Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Developer in Cambridge

Principal Developer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Principal Developer in Cambridge

Principal Developer Skill Set
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Principal Developer 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 Cambridge region featuring Principal Developer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Java
1 8 (100.00%) Web Services
1 8 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 8 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
1 8 (100.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science

Principal Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 8 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 8 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) NoSQL
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree