The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £76,400 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London 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 Engineer
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 248 309
Rank change year-on-year +31 +61  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 10 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.19% 0.11% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.11% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 5
Median salary £76,400 £55,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.90% -31.25%  
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.54% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4898 6124 9661
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.31% 96.12% 94.96%
Number of salaries quoted 17470 22914 34195
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £81,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (54.55%) Machine Learning
3 6 (54.55%) Java
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Google
4 5 (45.45%) TDD
4 5 (45.45%) C#
4 5 (45.45%) .NET
4 5 (45.45%) NoSQL
4 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (36.36%) BigQuery
5 4 (36.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (36.36%) Big Data
5 4 (36.36%) Talend
5 4 (36.36%) Semantic Web
5 4 (36.36%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) Python
5 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (36.36%) SOA
5 4 (36.36%) ETL
5 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
6 3 (27.27%) Degree
6 3 (27.27%) Marketing
6 3 (27.27%) Lucene
6 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 3 (27.27%) Publishing

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 (18.18%) NServiceBus
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 7 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (36.36%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (18.18%) Azure Machine Learning
4 2 (18.18%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) NoSQL
2 4 (36.36%) Big Data
2 4 (36.36%) BigQuery
2 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 2 (18.18%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (18.18%) Blockchain
3 2 (18.18%) DocumentDB
3 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
3 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
1 4 (36.36%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
2 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Marketing
1 3 (27.27%) Publishing
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
1 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 3 (27.27%) Lucene
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Core
4 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (18.18%) CSS
4 2 (18.18%) CSS3
4 2 (18.18%) Entity Framework
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) HTML5
4 2 (18.18%) JSON
4 2 (18.18%) React
4 2 (18.18%) React Native
4 2 (18.18%) RESTful
4 2 (18.18%) WCF
4 2 (18.18%) WPF
4 2 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Semantic Web
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Android
1 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) Machine Learning
2 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (36.36%) ETL
3 4 (36.36%) SOA
4 3 (27.27%) Analytics
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) Predictive Analytics
4 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 2 (18.18%) CQRS
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps
5 2 (18.18%) Kanban
5 2 (18.18%) Microservices
5 2 (18.18%) Mobile Development
5 2 (18.18%) MVC
5 2 (18.18%) MVVM
5 2 (18.18%) Software Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) SOLID
5 2 (18.18%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) C#
4 4 (36.36%) Python
5 2 (18.18%) Apple Swift
5 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 2 (18.18%) Objective-C
6 1 (9.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Kubernetes
2 1 (9.09%) Mesos
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Google
2 4 (36.36%) Talend
3 2 (18.18%) AppDynamics
3 2 (18.18%) Atlassian
3 2 (18.18%) New Relic
3 2 (18.18%) Xamarin