Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £66,250 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Principal Engineer
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 166 168
Rank change year-on-year +23 +2 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 76 14 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.81% 0.41% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 0.42% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 60 13 19
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £52,500 £50,750 £52,400
90th Percentile £81,250 £67,500 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +6.00% +4.17% +9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Permanent vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 4084 3340 3972
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.01% 97.18% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3140 2776 3429
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings that featured Principal Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

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
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Engineer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +26 71 £66,250 +6.00% 5
Peterborough - 5 - -
Principal Engineer
East of England

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 56 (73.68%) C++
2 44 (57.89%) Software Engineering
3 41 (53.95%) C
4 36 (47.37%) Windows
5 35 (46.05%) Linux
5 35 (46.05%) Degree
6 34 (44.74%) Java
7 33 (43.42%) Computer Science
8 29 (38.16%) Physics
9 26 (34.21%) Mathematics
10 25 (32.89%) Algorithms
11 21 (27.63%) CAD
12 20 (26.32%) Multithreading
13 17 (22.37%) 3D Printing
13 17 (22.37%) Apache Axis
13 17 (22.37%) CAE
13 17 (22.37%) OO
13 17 (22.37%) Content Writing
14 14 (18.42%) Firmware
14 14 (18.42%) ASIC
15 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (17.11%) Software Architecture
16 12 (15.79%) QA
16 12 (15.79%) Finance
17 11 (14.47%) Collaborative Working
18 9 (11.84%) Computer Science Degree
18 9 (11.84%) Performance Optimisation
18 9 (11.84%) Python
19 8 (10.53%) POSIX
19 8 (10.53%) Project Management

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (9.21%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.32%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) Internet
1 1 (1.32%) SNMP
1 1 (1.32%) WAN
1 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (6.58%) RDBMS
1 5 (6.58%) Relational Database
1 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.32%) Big Data
3 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) CppUnit
1 5 (6.58%) JIRA
1 5 (6.58%) Subversion
General
1 12 (15.79%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Electronics
3 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.58%) Games
5 4 (5.26%) Marketing
6 1 (1.32%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.37%) Apache Axis
2 8 (10.53%) POSIX
3 5 (6.58%) JDBC
3 5 (6.58%) JNI
3 5 (6.58%) ODBC
4 4 (5.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 4 (5.26%) HEVC
4 4 (5.26%) OpenCL
4 4 (5.26%) OpenGL
4 4 (5.26%) STL
4 4 (5.26%) Vulkan
5 3 (3.95%) Qt
6 2 (2.63%) .NET
6 2 (2.63%) Direct3D
6 2 (2.63%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.32%) Django
7 1 (1.32%) HTML
7 1 (1.32%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 33 (43.42%) Computer Science
2 25 (32.89%) Algorithms
3 17 (22.37%) 3D Printing
4 14 (18.42%) ASIC
5 8 (10.53%) Data Structures
6 4 (5.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (5.26%) MPEG
7 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.63%) Bitcoin
8 1 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.32%) HoloLens
8 1 (1.32%) Kinect
8 1 (1.32%) Online Games
8 1 (1.32%) Smart City
8 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.32%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 36 (47.37%) Windows
2 35 (46.05%) Linux
3 7 (9.21%) Android
3 7 (9.21%) Apple iOS
4 5 (6.58%) AIX
4 5 (6.58%) Solaris
4 5 (6.58%) Unix
5 3 (3.95%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (57.89%) Software Engineering
2 29 (38.16%) Physics
3 26 (34.21%) Mathematics
4 21 (27.63%) CAD
5 20 (26.32%) Multithreading
6 17 (22.37%) CAE
6 17 (22.37%) Content Writing
6 17 (22.37%) OO
7 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (17.11%) Software Architecture
8 11 (14.47%) Collaborative Working
9 9 (11.84%) Performance Optimisation
10 8 (10.53%) Project Management
10 8 (10.53%) TDD
11 7 (9.21%) Complexity Analysis
11 7 (9.21%) Process Improvement
11 7 (9.21%) Unit Testing
12 6 (7.89%) SDLC
13 5 (6.58%) Scenario Testing
14 4 (5.26%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 56 (73.68%) C++
2 41 (53.95%) C
3 34 (44.74%) Java
4 9 (11.84%) Python
5 4 (5.26%) C#
6 3 (3.95%) SQL
7 2 (2.63%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.32%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.32%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (46.05%) Degree
2 9 (11.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (6.58%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 14 (18.42%) Firmware
2 7 (9.21%) Docker
3 1 (1.32%) KVM
Vendors
1 5 (6.58%) Oracle
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.32%) EMC