The median annual salary for a Principal Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 - 114
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 1 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.075% - 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% - 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Median salary £55,000 - £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £45,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +27.77% -30.76%  

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 1276 1336 1490
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 96.23% 96.67% 98.54%
Number of salaries quoted 940 1071 1254
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Principal Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

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 8 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (100.00%) Python
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Pension + Stock + More
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum family healthcare, pension, life ins
Posted: 6 days ago