Period
to 22 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

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

Principal Engineer
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 103 213 303
Rank change year-on-year +110 +90 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 19 54 26
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 1.06% 0.79% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.82% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 15 30 15
Median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £70,500 £47,500 £48,629
90th Percentile £82,500 £108,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £77,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year -3.23% +24.00% +4.17%

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 1,723 6,548 10,263
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 95.44% 96.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,380 4,732 7,825
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,835
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in the East of England

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Principal Engineer in the East of England.

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in the East of England

Principal Engineer
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 Engineer within the East of England region over the 6 months to 22 October 2020. 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 +71 19 £75,000 -1.64% 8
Principal Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, Principal Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East of England region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (73.68%) AWS
2 12 (63.16%) Ansible
2 12 (63.16%) Python
3 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 10 (52.63%) Software Engineering
3 10 (52.63%) Azure
3 10 (52.63%) Node.js
4 8 (42.11%) Migration
5 7 (36.84%) Scrum
5 7 (36.84%) Manufacturing
5 7 (36.84%) C++
5 7 (36.84%) Linux
5 7 (36.84%) CAD
5 7 (36.84%) Autodesk
5 7 (36.84%) CMake
5 7 (36.84%) Artifactory
5 7 (36.84%) Jenkins
5 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
5 7 (36.84%) Product Management
5 7 (36.84%) Degree
5 7 (36.84%) JIRA
5 7 (36.84%) Mathematics
5 7 (36.84%) Computer Science
5 7 (36.84%) Wiki
5 7 (36.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (36.84%) Slack
5 7 (36.84%) Docker
5 7 (36.84%) DevOps
5 7 (36.84%) Infrastructure as Code

Principal Engineer 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 14 (73.68%) AWS
2 10 (52.63%) Azure
3 7 (36.84%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) 3G
1 2 (10.53%) 4G
1 2 (10.53%) Bluetooth
1 2 (10.53%) TETRA
1 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Artifactory
1 7 (36.84%) CMake
1 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
1 7 (36.84%) Jenkins
1 7 (36.84%) JIRA
General
1 7 (36.84%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) Node.js
2 5 (26.32%) .NET
3 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
3 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
3 3 (15.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Wiki
2 2 (10.53%) Handset
3 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Software Engineering
3 8 (42.11%) Migration
4 7 (36.84%) CAD
4 7 (36.84%) Computer Science
4 7 (36.84%) DevOps
4 7 (36.84%) Infrastructure as Code
4 7 (36.84%) Mathematics
4 7 (36.84%) Product Management
4 7 (36.84%) Scrum
5 5 (26.32%) Technical Leadership
6 3 (15.79%) Architectural Design
7 2 (10.53%) Dashboard Development
7 2 (10.53%) Deployment Automation
7 2 (10.53%) OO
7 2 (10.53%) OOP
7 2 (10.53%) Web Development
8 1 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Python
2 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 7 (36.84%) C++
4 5 (26.32%) C#
4 5 (26.32%) Perl
5 3 (15.79%) TypeScript
6 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
7 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Autodesk