The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Engineer
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 119 135 120
Rank change year-on-year +16 -15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 6 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.35% 0.14% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.14% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 9
Median salary £52,500 £61,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.93% +6.08%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £54,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.38% +3.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1615 2118 2020
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 95.51% 97.42% 98.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1223 1656 1659
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Principal Engineer
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +18 6 £52,500 -13.93% 1
Principal Engineer
East of England

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Principal 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) C
1 5 (62.50%) Embedded C
2 4 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) Firmware
2 4 (50.00%) Atmel
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Algorithms
3 3 (37.50%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (25.00%) HTTP
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) Embedded C++
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Infor M3
5 1 (12.50%) Internet
5 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (12.50%) Python

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Infor M3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (25.00%) HTTP
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C
1 5 (62.50%) Embedded C
2 4 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (37.50%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) Embedded C++
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Python
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Atmel
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