The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 - 107
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 14 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.02% - 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% - 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 14 0 2
Median salary £67,500 - £66,250
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.54%  

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 1335 1161 1414
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 97.73% 97.40% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1015 978 1196
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

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 3 months to 22 June 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 22 June 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 17 (85.00%) C++
2 15 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 14 (70.00%) Algorithms
4 13 (65.00%) Windows
4 13 (65.00%) Linux
4 13 (65.00%) Degree
5 11 (55.00%) Mathematics
5 11 (55.00%) Physics
5 11 (55.00%) Computer Science
5 11 (55.00%) Multithreading
5 11 (55.00%) Java
6 10 (50.00%) Python
6 10 (50.00%) Finance
7 9 (45.00%) OO
7 9 (45.00%) Android
7 9 (45.00%) Unit Testing
7 9 (45.00%) QA
7 9 (45.00%) TDD
7 9 (45.00%) Software Architecture
7 9 (45.00%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (45.00%) Apple iOS
7 9 (45.00%) Cloud Foundry
7 9 (45.00%) Docker
7 9 (45.00%) Process Improvement
7 9 (45.00%) Performance Optimisation
7 9 (45.00%) Complexity Analysis
7 9 (45.00%) Data Structures
7 9 (45.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (35.00%) C
9 5 (25.00%) Embedded C

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 9 (45.00%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Apache Axis
1 2 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (10.00%) HTML
1 2 (10.00%) HTML5
1 2 (10.00%) POSIX
1 2 (10.00%) Qt
1 2 (10.00%) STL
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (70.00%) Algorithms
2 11 (55.00%) Computer Science
3 9 (45.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (10.00%) 3D Printing
4 2 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Linux
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Android
2 9 (45.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (55.00%) Mathematics
2 11 (55.00%) Multithreading
2 11 (55.00%) Physics
3 9 (45.00%) Complexity Analysis
3 9 (45.00%) OO
3 9 (45.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 9 (45.00%) Process Improvement
3 9 (45.00%) Software Architecture
3 9 (45.00%) TDD
3 9 (45.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (10.00%) CAD
4 2 (10.00%) CAE
4 2 (10.00%) Content Writing
4 2 (10.00%) OOP
4 2 (10.00%) SDLC
4 2 (10.00%) UML
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) C++
2 11 (55.00%) Java
3 10 (50.00%) Python
4 7 (35.00%) C
5 5 (25.00%) Embedded C
6 3 (15.00%) C#
6 3 (15.00%) SQL
7 2 (10.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) Degree
2 9 (45.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Docker
2 4 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Atmel
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
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