Period
to 13 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

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
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 188 174 269
Rank change year-on-year -14 +95 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 22 32 15
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 0.50% 0.83% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.87% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 9
10th Percentile " £58,500 £44,750
25th Percentile £43,750 £72,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £80,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year -40.63% +10.34% +11.54%
75th Percentile £57,188 £82,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £79,500 " £87,500
England median annual salary £70,000 £73,000 £76,000
% change year-on-year -4.11% -3.95% +16.92%

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 4,041 3,697 7,384
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.56% 95.38% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,346 2,821 5,789
10th Percentile £29,489 £26,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £34,802
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £46,158 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.32% -2.83% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% 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
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Principal Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

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 13 June 2021. 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
Hertfordshire +13 10 £47,500 -20.83% 4
Cambridgeshire -37 9 £82,500 +3.13% 5
Bedfordshire +4 2 - - 4
Norfolk - 1 - -
Principal Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 June 2021, 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 9 (40.91%) C++
2 7 (31.82%) Manufacturing
3 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 6 (27.27%) Degree
3 6 (27.27%) Finite Element Analysis
3 6 (27.27%) Life Science
3 6 (27.27%) Computational Fluid Dynamics
4 5 (22.73%) C
5 4 (18.18%) OpenGL
5 4 (18.18%) Validation
5 4 (18.18%) Games
5 4 (18.18%) Ergonomics
5 4 (18.18%) Human Factors
5 4 (18.18%) Behavioural Change
5 4 (18.18%) Systems Thinking
5 4 (18.18%) Systems Engineering
5 4 (18.18%) Prototyping
5 4 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (18.18%) Process Improvement
5 4 (18.18%) OpenCL
5 4 (18.18%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (18.18%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
6 3 (13.64%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (13.64%) Azure
6 3 (13.64%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (13.64%) Vulkan
6 3 (13.64%) Creative Thinking
6 3 (13.64%) Smartphone
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development

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 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (4.55%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (4.55%) ReSharper
General
1 7 (31.82%) Manufacturing
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (18.18%) Games
3 2 (9.09%) Avionics
3 2 (9.09%) Electronics
4 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.55%) Automotive
4 1 (4.55%) Law
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Wearables
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) OpenCL
1 4 (18.18%) OpenGL
2 3 (13.64%) Vulkan
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) Node.js
3 1 (4.55%) NumPy
3 1 (4.55%) PyTorch
3 1 (4.55%) REST
3 1 (4.55%) scikit-learn
3 1 (4.55%) SciPy
3 1 (4.55%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Life Science
2 3 (13.64%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (13.64%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.55%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) VxWorks
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Computational Fluid Dynamics
1 6 (27.27%) Finite Element Analysis
1 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 4 (18.18%) Behavioural Change
2 4 (18.18%) Ergonomics
2 4 (18.18%) Human Factors
2 4 (18.18%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
2 4 (18.18%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (18.18%) Process Improvement
2 4 (18.18%) Prototyping
2 4 (18.18%) Systems Engineering
2 4 (18.18%) Systems Thinking
2 4 (18.18%) Validation
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Creative Thinking
3 3 (13.64%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
4 2 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) C++
2 5 (22.73%) C
3 1 (4.55%) Ada
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
3 1 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.55%) Parasoft
1 1 (4.55%) Veeam
1 1 (4.55%) VMware