Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Principal Developer
England > East of England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 309 349 379
Rank change year-on-year +40 +30 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 41 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.34% 0.091% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.095% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 25 11 12
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -5.41% -17.78%
10th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £52,775
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £76,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 11657 12674 14813
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 96.48% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 9570 10516 12291
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Principal Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Principal Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Developer in the East of England

Principal Developer
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Principal Developer in the East of England.

Salary trend for Principal Developer in the East of England

Principal Developer
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Developer in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Developer in the East of England

Principal Developer
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Developer within the East of England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +9 39 £55,000 - 3
Hertfordshire -2 2 £46,250 -22.92%
Principal Developer
England

Principal Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Principal Developer 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 East of England region featuring Principal Developer in the job title.

1 36 (87.80%) C++
2 29 (70.73%) Windows
3 24 (58.54%) Degree
4 22 (53.66%) C
5 19 (46.34%) Software Engineering
5 19 (46.34%) Computer Science
6 17 (41.46%) Apache Axis
6 17 (41.46%) Mathematics
6 17 (41.46%) Physics
6 17 (41.46%) 3D Printing
6 17 (41.46%) Java
6 17 (41.46%) Linux
6 17 (41.46%) CAD
6 17 (41.46%) CAE
6 17 (41.46%) Algorithms
6 17 (41.46%) Content Writing
7 15 (36.59%) Finance
8 14 (34.15%) STL
9 12 (29.27%) UML
9 12 (29.27%) SDLC
10 10 (24.39%) AngularJS
10 10 (24.39%) JavaScript
10 10 (24.39%) HTML
11 8 (19.51%) CSS
11 8 (19.51%) HTML5
12 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (17.07%) Scrum
12 7 (17.07%) SQL
13 5 (12.20%) Delphi
13 5 (12.20%) RAD

Principal Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Grunt
1 3 (7.32%) gulp
2 2 (4.88%) Moq
2 2 (4.88%) NUnit
General
1 15 (36.59%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (41.46%) Apache Axis
2 14 (34.15%) STL
3 10 (24.39%) AngularJS
3 10 (24.39%) HTML
4 8 (19.51%) CSS
4 8 (19.51%) HTML5
5 5 (12.20%) Angular 2
5 5 (12.20%) PhoneGap
5 5 (12.20%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (12.20%) REST
6 3 (7.32%) CSS3
6 3 (7.32%) LESS
6 3 (7.32%) React
6 3 (7.32%) React Native
6 3 (7.32%) Sass
7 2 (4.88%) .NET
7 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (4.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (4.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (46.34%) Computer Science
2 17 (41.46%) 3D Printing
2 17 (41.46%) Algorithms
3 5 (12.20%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (70.73%) Windows
2 17 (41.46%) Linux
3 5 (12.20%) Android
3 5 (12.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) Software Engineering
2 17 (41.46%) CAD
2 17 (41.46%) CAE
2 17 (41.46%) Content Writing
2 17 (41.46%) Mathematics
2 17 (41.46%) Physics
3 12 (29.27%) SDLC
3 12 (29.27%) UML
4 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.07%) Scrum
5 5 (12.20%) Android Development
5 5 (12.20%) iOS Development
5 5 (12.20%) RAD
6 3 (7.32%) Matrix Management
6 3 (7.32%) Web Development
7 2 (4.88%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 36 (87.80%) C++
2 22 (53.66%) C
3 17 (41.46%) Java
4 10 (24.39%) JavaScript
5 7 (17.07%) SQL
6 5 (12.20%) Delphi
6 5 (12.20%) Embedded C
6 5 (12.20%) Embedded C++
7 2 (4.88%) C#
7 2 (4.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (58.54%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Adobe
1 5 (12.20%) Xamarin