Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 304 338 401
Rank change year-on-year +34 +63 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 20 12 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.20% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 17 10 10
City of London median annual salary £85,000 £55,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +54.55% -26.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £55,500 £52,450 £58,750
90th Percentile £115,000 £87,625 £78,500
Central London median annual salary £85,000 £55,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +54.55% -26.67% +15.38%

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 9701 11267 16153
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 96.40% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8787 10272 14032
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +1.85%

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Principal Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 22 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 City of London region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (60.00%) TDD
2 10 (50.00%) Java
3 8 (40.00%) BDD
4 7 (35.00%) Machine Learning
4 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (35.00%) Scala
4 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (35.00%) Apache Spark
5 6 (30.00%) Samza
5 6 (30.00%) Mesos
5 6 (30.00%) Kafka
5 6 (30.00%) Docker
5 6 (30.00%) Data Engineering
5 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (30.00%) Python
6 5 (25.00%) REST
7 4 (20.00%) API Design
7 4 (20.00%) Microservices
7 4 (20.00%) DevOps
7 4 (20.00%) Virtual Team
7 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (20.00%) JMS
7 4 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (15.00%) Network Management
8 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
8 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
8 3 (15.00%) Firewall
8 3 (15.00%) Extranet
8 3 (15.00%) WAN
8 3 (15.00%) CCNP

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 7 (35.00%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Extranet
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall
1 3 (15.00%) WAN
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) SMS
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) Wireless
3 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (5.00%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (10.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
1 1 (5.00%) WiX
General
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Kafka
1 6 (30.00%) Samza
2 5 (25.00%) REST
3 4 (20.00%) JMS
4 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (10.00%) .NET
5 2 (10.00%) jQuery
5 2 (10.00%) Node.js
5 2 (10.00%) React
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (5.00%) CSS
6 1 (5.00%) DCOM
6 1 (5.00%) HTML
6 1 (5.00%) JSON
6 1 (5.00%) Web Services
6 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) TDD
2 8 (40.00%) BDD
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) Machine Learning
3 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (30.00%) Data Engineering
5 4 (20.00%) API Design
5 4 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (20.00%) DevOps
5 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (20.00%) Microservices
6 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (15.00%) Network Management
7 2 (10.00%) Front End Development
7 2 (10.00%) Open Source
7 2 (10.00%) Scrum
8 1 (5.00%) CAD
8 1 (5.00%) IC Design
8 1 (5.00%) Physics
8 1 (5.00%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) Scala
3 6 (30.00%) Python
4 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.00%) C#
6 1 (5.00%) C++
6 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) CCNP
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Docker
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Mesos
2 2 (10.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (15.00%) Meraki
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco
2 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto