Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £66,250 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 19 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 133 139
Rank change year-on-year +25 +6 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 71 14 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.32% 0.62% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 0.63% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 60 13 14
Cambridge median annual salary £66,250 £62,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.00% -7.41% -
10th Percentile £52,500 £50,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £67,500 £71,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +6.00% +4.17% +4.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 2979 2205 2767
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.35% 97.39% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2270 1836 2393
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.51% +9.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in Cambridge

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in Cambridge

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Engineer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 Cambridge region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 51 (71.83%) C++
2 39 (54.93%) Software Engineering
3 36 (50.70%) C
4 35 (49.30%) Degree
5 33 (46.48%) Computer Science
6 31 (43.66%) Windows
7 30 (42.25%) Linux
8 29 (40.85%) Java
8 29 (40.85%) Physics
9 26 (36.62%) Mathematics
10 25 (35.21%) Algorithms
11 21 (29.58%) CAD
12 17 (23.94%) CAE
12 17 (23.94%) 3D Printing
12 17 (23.94%) Apache Axis
12 17 (23.94%) Content Writing
13 15 (21.13%) Multithreading
14 14 (19.72%) Firmware
14 14 (19.72%) ASIC
15 13 (18.31%) Software Architecture
16 12 (16.90%) OO
16 12 (16.90%) Finance
17 11 (15.49%) Collaborative Working
18 9 (12.68%) Computer Science Degree
18 9 (12.68%) Performance Optimisation
18 9 (12.68%) Python
19 8 (11.27%) Project Management
19 8 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
19 8 (11.27%) TDD
19 8 (11.27%) Data Structures

Principal Engineer 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 7 (9.86%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.23%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.41%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) Internet
1 1 (1.41%) SNMP
1 1 (1.41%) WAN
1 1 (1.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.41%) Big Data
2 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
General
1 12 (16.90%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Electronics
3 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.04%) Games
5 4 (5.63%) Marketing
6 1 (1.41%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.94%) Apache Axis
2 4 (5.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 4 (5.63%) HEVC
2 4 (5.63%) OpenCL
2 4 (5.63%) OpenGL
2 4 (5.63%) STL
2 4 (5.63%) Vulkan
3 3 (4.23%) POSIX
3 3 (4.23%) Qt
4 2 (2.82%) .NET
4 2 (2.82%) Direct3D
4 2 (2.82%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.41%) Django
5 1 (1.41%) HTML
5 1 (1.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 33 (46.48%) Computer Science
2 25 (35.21%) Algorithms
3 17 (23.94%) 3D Printing
4 14 (19.72%) ASIC
5 8 (11.27%) Data Structures
6 4 (5.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (5.63%) MPEG
7 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.82%) Bitcoin
8 1 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.41%) HoloLens
8 1 (1.41%) Kinect
8 1 (1.41%) Online Games
8 1 (1.41%) Smart City
8 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.41%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 31 (43.66%) Windows
2 30 (42.25%) Linux
3 7 (9.86%) Android
3 7 (9.86%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (54.93%) Software Engineering
2 29 (40.85%) Physics
3 26 (36.62%) Mathematics
4 21 (29.58%) CAD
5 17 (23.94%) CAE
5 17 (23.94%) Content Writing
6 15 (21.13%) Multithreading
7 13 (18.31%) Software Architecture
8 12 (16.90%) OO
9 11 (15.49%) Collaborative Working
10 9 (12.68%) Performance Optimisation
11 8 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (11.27%) Project Management
11 8 (11.27%) TDD
12 7 (9.86%) Complexity Analysis
12 7 (9.86%) Process Improvement
12 7 (9.86%) Unit Testing
13 4 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (5.63%) Low Latency
13 4 (5.63%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 51 (71.83%) C++
2 36 (50.70%) C
3 29 (40.85%) Java
4 9 (12.68%) Python
5 4 (5.63%) C#
6 3 (4.23%) SQL
7 2 (2.82%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.41%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.41%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (49.30%) Degree
2 9 (12.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (7.04%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) QA
System Software
1 14 (19.72%) Firmware
2 7 (9.86%) Docker
3 1 (1.41%) KVM
Vendors
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.41%) EMC