Period
to 20 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Software Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 20 July 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 157 160
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 20 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.74% 0.077% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.079% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 20 1 1
Cambridge median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% +36.84%
10th Percentile £47,000 £58,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% +26.83%

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 2618 2534 2837
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 97.43% 97.09% 97.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1982 2056 2384
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £58,750
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Cambridge region featuring Principal Software Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (95.00%) Degree
2 19 (95.00%) C++
2 19 (95.00%) Windows
3 18 (90.00%) Algorithms
4 17 (85.00%) Mathematics
4 17 (85.00%) Physics
4 17 (85.00%) Computer Science
4 17 (85.00%) Linux
4 17 (85.00%) Java
5 13 (65.00%) Multithreading
6 12 (60.00%) Python
7 11 (55.00%) OO
7 11 (55.00%) Finance
7 11 (55.00%) TDD
7 11 (55.00%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (55.00%) Software Architecture
7 11 (55.00%) QA
7 11 (55.00%) Android
7 11 (55.00%) Unit Testing
7 11 (55.00%) Cloud Foundry
7 11 (55.00%) Docker
7 11 (55.00%) Data Structures
7 11 (55.00%) Apple iOS
7 11 (55.00%) Process Improvement
7 11 (55.00%) Performance Optimisation
7 11 (55.00%) Complexity Analysis
7 11 (55.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (35.00%) C
9 6 (30.00%) CAD

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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (55.00%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 11 (55.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Apache Axis
2 2 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) HTML5
2 2 (10.00%) POSIX
2 2 (10.00%) Qt
2 2 (10.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (90.00%) Algorithms
2 17 (85.00%) Computer Science
3 11 (55.00%) Data Structures
4 6 (30.00%) 3D Printing
5 2 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Linux
3 11 (55.00%) Android
3 11 (55.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (85.00%) Mathematics
2 17 (85.00%) Physics
3 13 (65.00%) Multithreading
4 11 (55.00%) Complexity Analysis
4 11 (55.00%) OO
4 11 (55.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 11 (55.00%) Process Improvement
4 11 (55.00%) Software Architecture
4 11 (55.00%) TDD
4 11 (55.00%) Unit Testing
5 6 (30.00%) CAD
5 6 (30.00%) CAE
5 6 (30.00%) Content Writing
6 2 (10.00%) OOP
6 2 (10.00%) SDLC
6 2 (10.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) C++
2 17 (85.00%) Java
3 12 (60.00%) Python
4 7 (35.00%) C
5 3 (15.00%) C#
6 2 (10.00%) SQL
7 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 19 (95.00%) Degree
2 11 (55.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (55.00%) QA
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Docker
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