The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was - in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

Principal Engineer
South West / Dorset
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 81 90
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 0 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset - 0.43% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.43% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 3
Median salary - £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset. 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
Dorset
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 368 696 787
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 97.35% 98.86% 99.12%
Number of salaries quoted 331 523 680
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset that featured Principal Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in Dorset

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in Dorset

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 7 Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Dorset region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#