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The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £105,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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

Principal Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 246 221 236
Rank change year-on-year -25 +15 +67
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 31 10 30
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.42% 0.20% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.22% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 25 10 29
10th Percentile £77,500 £75,750 £70,400
25th Percentile £97,500 £81,875 £75,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £105,000 £100,000 £90,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £120,000 £124,375 £97,500
90th Percentile £131,500 £137,500 £112,500
Central London median annual salary £105,000 £95,000 £91,250
% change year-on-year +10.53% +4.11% +14.06%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,801 4,637 6,635
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.99% 92.80% 94.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5,424 4,130 5,827
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £38,750
25th Percentile £55,438 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £93,750 £88,750 £83,750
90th Percentile £108,750 £105,000 £100,000
Central London median annual salary £71,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +1.43% +3.70% +3.85%

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Principal Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in the City of London

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Principal Engineer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in the City of London

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Principal Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Principal Engineer in the City of London

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Principal Engineer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (51.61%) Python
1 16 (51.61%) Node.js
2 13 (41.94%) User Experience
2 13 (41.94%) React
3 9 (29.03%) Mentoring
3 9 (29.03%) Kubernetes
3 9 (29.03%) Java
3 9 (29.03%) .NET
4 8 (25.81%) AWS
5 7 (22.58%) Finance
5 7 (22.58%) Serverless
6 6 (19.35%) CI/CD
6 6 (19.35%) Agile
6 6 (19.35%) Big Data
6 6 (19.35%) Docker
7 5 (16.13%) Kotlin
7 5 (16.13%) TypeScript
7 5 (16.13%) Scala
7 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
7 5 (16.13%) Ruby
7 5 (16.13%) SQL
7 5 (16.13%) Terraform
7 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure as Code
8 4 (12.90%) Linux
8 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
8 4 (12.90%) Ansible
8 4 (12.90%) Analytics
8 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
8 4 (12.90%) Data Analytics
8 4 (12.90%) Fintech

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (6.45%) Apache Spark
1 2 (6.45%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) AWS
2 7 (22.58%) Serverless
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon EKS
3 3 (9.68%) Azure
4 2 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (6.45%) Amazon S3
4 2 (6.45%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (6.45%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (6.45%) CloudFront
4 2 (6.45%) PaaS
4 2 (6.45%) Power Platform
4 2 (6.45%) Route 53
4 2 (6.45%) Snowflake
4 2 (6.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (3.23%) Azure Service Bus
5 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Broadband
2 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) Big Data
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.45%) Metadata
2 2 (6.45%) Power BI
3 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.23%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) Maven
2 1 (3.23%) MSTest
2 1 (3.23%) NUnit
2 1 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.23%) Selenium
2 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Coded UI
2 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Influencing Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Law
4 1 (3.23%) Social Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (51.61%) Node.js
2 13 (41.94%) React
3 9 (29.03%) .NET
4 3 (9.68%) Django
4 3 (9.68%) RESTful
5 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.23%) CSS
5 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.23%) HTML
5 1 (3.23%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 13 (41.94%) User Experience
2 2 (6.45%) Cyberattack
2 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Data Structures
2 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.23%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.23%) Social Media
3 1 (3.23%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.45%) Unix
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Mentoring
2 6 (19.35%) Agile
2 6 (19.35%) CI/CD
3 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure as Code
3 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
4 4 (12.90%) Analytics
4 4 (12.90%) Data Analytics
4 4 (12.90%) Fintech
4 4 (12.90%) Microservices
5 3 (9.68%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (9.68%) Decision-Making
5 3 (9.68%) DevOps
5 3 (9.68%) Event-Driven
5 3 (9.68%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 3 (9.68%) Investment Management
5 3 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (9.68%) Project Management
5 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) Python
2 9 (29.03%) Java
3 5 (16.13%) Kotlin
3 5 (16.13%) Ruby
3 5 (16.13%) Scala
3 5 (16.13%) SQL
3 5 (16.13%) TypeScript
4 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.68%) PHP
4 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.45%) C#
5 2 (6.45%) ES6
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) CISSP
1 2 (6.45%) GIAC
1 2 (6.45%) OSCP
1 2 (6.45%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Data Quality
1 2 (6.45%) NIST
2 1 (3.23%) Accessibility
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) Kubernetes
2 5 (16.13%) Terraform
3 4 (12.90%) Ansible
4 2 (6.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Google
1 2 (6.45%) MuleSoft
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle