Period
to 19 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Software Engineer was £61,250 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 149 162
Rank change year-on-year -18 +13 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 8 20 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.28% 0.74% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.76% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 8 20 1
Cambridge median annual salary £61,250 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.26% +8.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £51,250 £47,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £70,125 £68,750 £66,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £61,250 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year -9.26% +8.00% -3.85%

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 2,717 2,629 2,542
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 97.33% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,881 1,988 2,060
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 19 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Principal Software Engineer in Cambridge

Principal Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, Principal Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridge region featuring Principal Software Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 7 (87.50%) C++
3 6 (75.00%) Java
3 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) OO
3 6 (75.00%) Project Management
3 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (75.00%) Multithreading
3 6 (75.00%) Collaborative Working
3 6 (75.00%) Software Architecture
3 6 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (12.50%) Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) C#

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 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) Collaborative Working
3 6 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (75.00%) Multithreading
3 6 (75.00%) OO
3 6 (75.00%) Project Management
3 6 (75.00%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C++
2 6 (75.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript