Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 25 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
England > East of England
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 280 345 365
Rank change year-on-year +65 +20 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 80 21 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.67% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 63 19 27
East of England median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £51,050
90th Percentile £81,250 £67,750 £78,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 11601 12689 14783
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 96.52% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 9520 10532 12272
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 £46,488
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.18% +3.31%

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Principal Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

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

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in the East of England

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 25 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 +38 77 £67,500 +8.00% 8
Essex - 2 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire +2 1 £80,000 +39.13%
Principal Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 East of England region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 57 (71.25%) C++
2 43 (53.75%) Software Engineering
3 42 (52.50%) C
4 36 (45.00%) Windows
5 35 (43.75%) Linux
5 35 (43.75%) Java
6 34 (42.50%) Degree
7 33 (41.25%) Computer Science
8 28 (35.00%) Physics
9 25 (31.25%) Mathematics
10 24 (30.00%) Algorithms
11 21 (26.25%) CAD
12 20 (25.00%) Multithreading
13 17 (21.25%) Apache Axis
13 17 (21.25%) CAE
13 17 (21.25%) OO
13 17 (21.25%) Content Writing
13 17 (21.25%) 3D Printing
14 15 (18.75%) Firmware
14 15 (18.75%) ASIC
14 15 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (16.25%) Software Architecture
16 12 (15.00%) QA
17 11 (13.75%) Finance
17 11 (13.75%) Collaborative Working
18 9 (11.25%) Project Management
19 8 (10.00%) Electronics
19 8 (10.00%) Python
19 8 (10.00%) POSIX
19 8 (10.00%) TDD

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.50%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.75%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.25%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) Internet
1 1 (1.25%) SNMP
1 1 (1.25%) WAN
1 1 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 5 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.25%) Big Data
3 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) JIRA
2 5 (6.25%) CppUnit
2 5 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.25%) Selenium
General
1 11 (13.75%) Finance
2 8 (10.00%) Electronics
3 6 (7.50%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.25%) Games
5 4 (5.00%) Marketing
6 1 (1.25%) Advertising
6 1 (1.25%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.25%) Apache Axis
2 8 (10.00%) POSIX
3 5 (6.25%) HEVC
3 5 (6.25%) JDBC
3 5 (6.25%) JNI
3 5 (6.25%) ODBC
4 4 (5.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 4 (5.00%) OpenCL
4 4 (5.00%) OpenGL
4 4 (5.00%) STL
4 4 (5.00%) Vulkan
5 3 (3.75%) Qt
6 2 (2.50%) Direct3D
6 2 (2.50%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (1.25%) .NET
7 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.25%) Django
7 1 (1.25%) HTML
7 1 (1.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 33 (41.25%) Computer Science
2 24 (30.00%) Algorithms
3 17 (21.25%) 3D Printing
4 15 (18.75%) ASIC
5 7 (8.75%) Data Structures
6 5 (6.25%) MPEG
7 4 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.50%) Bitcoin
9 1 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.25%) Fintech
9 1 (1.25%) HoloLens
9 1 (1.25%) Kinect
9 1 (1.25%) Online Games
9 1 (1.25%) Smart City
9 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.25%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 36 (45.00%) Windows
2 35 (43.75%) Linux
3 6 (7.50%) Android
3 6 (7.50%) Apple iOS
4 5 (6.25%) AIX
4 5 (6.25%) Solaris
4 5 (6.25%) Unix
5 3 (3.75%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (1.25%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (53.75%) Software Engineering
2 28 (35.00%) Physics
3 25 (31.25%) Mathematics
4 21 (26.25%) CAD
5 20 (25.00%) Multithreading
6 17 (21.25%) CAE
6 17 (21.25%) Content Writing
6 17 (21.25%) OO
7 15 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (16.25%) Software Architecture
9 11 (13.75%) Collaborative Working
10 9 (11.25%) Project Management
11 8 (10.00%) Performance Optimisation
11 8 (10.00%) TDD
12 6 (7.50%) Complexity Analysis
12 6 (7.50%) Process Improvement
12 6 (7.50%) SDLC
12 6 (7.50%) Unit Testing
13 5 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (6.25%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 57 (71.25%) C++
2 42 (52.50%) C
3 35 (43.75%) Java
4 8 (10.00%) Python
5 4 (5.00%) C#
6 2 (2.50%) Embedded C++
6 2 (2.50%) SQL
7 1 (1.25%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.25%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.25%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (42.50%) Degree
2 8 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (7.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 15 (18.75%) Firmware
2 6 (7.50%) Docker
3 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.25%) KVM
3 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 5 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.25%) EMC
3 1 (1.25%) VMware