Period
to 18 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Software Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 138 -
Rank change year-on-year -12 - +174
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 35 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.09% 0.39% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.40% -
Number of salaries quoted 33 8 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% -15.91%

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 3133 2242 2805
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.18% 97.48% 96.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2367 1872 2414
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £63,750
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 December 2017.

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 December 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 35 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 33 (94.29%) C++
3 31 (88.57%) Computer Science
4 29 (82.86%) Windows
5 28 (80.00%) Java
6 27 (77.14%) Linux
7 24 (68.57%) Degree
8 21 (60.00%) Mathematics
9 20 (57.14%) Physics
9 20 (57.14%) Algorithms
10 18 (51.43%) C
11 16 (45.71%) CAD
11 16 (45.71%) CAE
11 16 (45.71%) Apache Axis
11 16 (45.71%) Content Writing
11 16 (45.71%) 3D Printing
12 14 (40.00%) Multithreading
13 13 (37.14%) Software Architecture
14 12 (34.29%) OO
15 11 (31.43%) Finance
15 11 (31.43%) Collaborative Working
16 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
17 8 (22.86%) Project Management
17 8 (22.86%) Continuous Improvement
18 4 (11.43%) Machine Learning
18 4 (11.43%) Data Structures
18 4 (11.43%) Computer Science Degree
18 4 (11.43%) TDD
19 3 (8.57%) QA
19 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing

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 3 (8.57%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.86%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Blockchain
2 1 (2.86%) Big Data
2 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Advertising
2 1 (2.86%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (45.71%) Apache Axis
2 2 (5.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (5.71%) POSIX
2 2 (5.71%) Qt
2 2 (5.71%) STL
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.86%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 31 (88.57%) Computer Science
2 20 (57.14%) Algorithms
3 16 (45.71%) 3D Printing
4 4 (11.43%) Data Structures
5 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.71%) Bitcoin
5 2 (5.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (2.86%) HoloLens
6 1 (2.86%) Kinect
6 1 (2.86%) Online Games
6 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.86%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 29 (82.86%) Windows
2 27 (77.14%) Linux
3 3 (8.57%) Android
3 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (60.00%) Mathematics
3 20 (57.14%) Physics
4 16 (45.71%) CAD
4 16 (45.71%) CAE
4 16 (45.71%) Content Writing
5 14 (40.00%) Multithreading
6 13 (37.14%) Software Architecture
7 12 (34.29%) OO
8 11 (31.43%) Collaborative Working
9 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (22.86%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (22.86%) Project Management
11 4 (11.43%) Machine Learning
11 4 (11.43%) TDD
12 3 (8.57%) Complexity Analysis
12 3 (8.57%) Multithreaded Programming
12 3 (8.57%) Performance Optimisation
12 3 (8.57%) Process Improvement
12 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (94.29%) C++
2 28 (80.00%) Java
3 18 (51.43%) C
4 3 (8.57%) C#
4 3 (8.57%) Python
5 2 (5.71%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (68.57%) Degree
2 4 (11.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.86%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft