Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £48,750 in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 6 months to 21 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
South West > Dorset
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 104 115
Rank change year-on-year +2 +11 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 2 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.18% 0.094% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.094% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 7
Dorset median annual salary £48,750 - £50,000
10th Percentile £46,625 - £47,200
90th Percentile £49,875 - £62,500
South West median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -13.04% -4.17% +1.74%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset. 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
Dorset
Permanent vacancies in Dorset with a recognized job title 1114 1062 1436
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.41% 99.72% 97.62%
Number of salaries quoted 969 948 1114
Dorset median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £61,250 £50,175
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

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 6 Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 21 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 Dorset region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Prototyping

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:

Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared