Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Software Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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

Principal Software Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 143 -
Rank change year-on-year -6 - +170
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 32 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.02% 0.32% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.32% -
Number of salaries quoted 30 7 0
Cambridge median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +4.00% +35.14% -17.78%

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 3,041 2,159 2,821
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.79% 97.34% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,263 1,832 2,377
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12% +11.25%
10th Percentile £29,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

Principal Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Software Engineer in Cambridge

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Principal Software Engineer in Cambridge

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Principal Software Engineer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 Cambridge region featuring Principal Software Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 29 (90.63%) C++
3 27 (84.38%) Computer Science
4 25 (78.13%) Windows
5 24 (75.00%) Java
6 23 (71.88%) Linux
7 16 (50.00%) Degree
8 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (46.88%) Multithreading
9 14 (43.75%) Software Architecture
10 13 (40.63%) Mathematics
10 13 (40.63%) C
10 13 (40.63%) OO
11 12 (37.50%) Project Management
11 12 (37.50%) Finance
11 12 (37.50%) Physics
11 12 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (37.50%) Algorithms
11 12 (37.50%) Collaborative Working
12 11 (34.38%) Content Writing
12 11 (34.38%) 3D Printing
12 11 (34.38%) Apache Axis
12 11 (34.38%) CAD
12 11 (34.38%) CAE
13 4 (12.50%) C#
13 4 (12.50%) Machine Learning
14 3 (9.38%) Multithreaded Programming
15 2 (6.25%) Blockchain
15 2 (6.25%) Open Source Development
15 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills

Principal Software 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.13%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Blockchain
2 1 (3.13%) Big Data
2 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Advertising
2 1 (3.13%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) Apache Axis
2 2 (6.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (6.25%) POSIX
2 2 (6.25%) Qt
2 2 (6.25%) STL
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.13%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 27 (84.38%) Computer Science
2 12 (37.50%) Algorithms
3 11 (34.38%) 3D Printing
4 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.25%) Bitcoin
4 2 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.13%) HoloLens
5 1 (3.13%) Kinect
5 1 (3.13%) Online Games
5 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
5 1 (3.13%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 23 (71.88%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) Multithreading
3 14 (43.75%) Software Architecture
4 13 (40.63%) Mathematics
4 13 (40.63%) OO
5 12 (37.50%) Collaborative Working
5 12 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (37.50%) Physics
5 12 (37.50%) Project Management
6 11 (34.38%) CAD
6 11 (34.38%) CAE
6 11 (34.38%) Content Writing
7 4 (12.50%) Machine Learning
8 3 (9.38%) Multithreaded Programming
9 2 (6.25%) Artificial Intelligence
9 2 (6.25%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (6.25%) OOP
9 2 (6.25%) Open Source
9 2 (6.25%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (90.63%) C++
2 24 (75.00%) Java
3 13 (40.63%) C
4 4 (12.50%) C#
5 2 (6.25%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.13%) PhD
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft