The median annual salary for a Principal Software Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 28 June 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 126 134
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 15 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.78% 0.053% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.055% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 15 0 1
Median salary £67,500 - £65,000
90% offered a salary of more than £46,500 - £62,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 - £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +21.05% -13.63%  

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 1862 1823 2098
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 97.18% 97.02% 97.49%
Number of salaries quoted 7148 6676 8114
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,750 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Principal Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Salary trend for Principal Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Principal Software 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 Software Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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 +5 15 £67,500 - 2
Principal Software Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Principal Software Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (93.75%) Degree
2 15 (93.75%) C++
2 15 (93.75%) Windows
3 14 (87.50%) Algorithms
4 13 (81.25%) Mathematics
4 13 (81.25%) Physics
4 13 (81.25%) Computer Science
4 13 (81.25%) Linux
4 13 (81.25%) Java
5 12 (75.00%) Multithreading
6 11 (68.75%) Python
7 10 (62.50%) OO
7 10 (62.50%) Finance
7 10 (62.50%) TDD
7 10 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (62.50%) Software Architecture
7 10 (62.50%) QA
7 10 (62.50%) Android
7 10 (62.50%) Unit Testing
7 10 (62.50%) Cloud Foundry
7 10 (62.50%) Docker
7 10 (62.50%) Data Structures
7 10 (62.50%) Apple iOS
7 10 (62.50%) Process Improvement
7 10 (62.50%) Performance Optimisation
7 10 (62.50%) Complexity Analysis
7 10 (62.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (25.00%) C
9 3 (18.75%) C#

Principal Software 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 10 (62.50%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 10 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Apache Axis
2 2 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) HTML5
2 2 (12.50%) POSIX
2 2 (12.50%) Qt
2 2 (12.50%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (87.50%) Algorithms
2 13 (81.25%) Computer Science
3 10 (62.50%) Data Structures
4 3 (18.75%) 3D Printing
5 2 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Linux
3 10 (62.50%) Android
3 10 (62.50%) Apple iOS
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (81.25%) Mathematics
2 13 (81.25%) Physics
3 12 (75.00%) Multithreading
4 10 (62.50%) Complexity Analysis
4 10 (62.50%) OO
4 10 (62.50%) Performance Optimisation
4 10 (62.50%) Process Improvement
4 10 (62.50%) Software Architecture
4 10 (62.50%) TDD
4 10 (62.50%) Unit Testing
5 3 (18.75%) CAD
5 3 (18.75%) CAE
5 3 (18.75%) Content Writing
6 2 (12.50%) OOP
6 2 (12.50%) SDLC
6 2 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) C++
2 13 (81.25%) Java
3 11 (68.75%) Python
4 4 (25.00%) C
5 3 (18.75%) C#
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) Degree
2 10 (62.50%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) QA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Docker
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