The median annual salary for a Principal Software Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

Principal Software Engineer
England / East of England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 258 297
Rank change year-on-year +9 +39  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 13 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.21% 0.089% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.093% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 1
Median salary £67,500 £47,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.10% -26.92%  
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +21.05% -13.63%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6051 6484 7998
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 97.20% 96.19% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4956 5512 6599
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Principal Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Principal Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Software Engineer in the East of England

Principal Software 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 Software Engineer in the East of England.

Salary trend for Principal Software Engineer in the East of England

Principal Software 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 Software Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -4 13 £67,500 - 2
Principal Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Principal Software 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (92.86%) Degree
2 13 (92.86%) C++
2 13 (92.86%) Windows
3 12 (85.71%) Algorithms
4 11 (78.57%) Multithreading
4 11 (78.57%) Mathematics
4 11 (78.57%) Physics
4 11 (78.57%) Computer Science
4 11 (78.57%) Linux
4 11 (78.57%) Java
5 10 (71.43%) Python
6 9 (64.29%) OO
6 9 (64.29%) Finance
6 9 (64.29%) TDD
6 9 (64.29%) QA
6 9 (64.29%) Android
6 9 (64.29%) Unit Testing
6 9 (64.29%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (64.29%) Software Architecture
6 9 (64.29%) Apple iOS
6 9 (64.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (64.29%) Complexity Analysis
6 9 (64.29%) Process Improvement
6 9 (64.29%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (64.29%) Docker
6 9 (64.29%) Data Structures
6 9 (64.29%) Performance Optimisation
7 3 (21.43%) C
7 3 (21.43%) C#

Principal Software 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 9 (64.29%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 9 (64.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Apache Axis
1 2 (14.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) HTML5
1 2 (14.29%) POSIX
1 2 (14.29%) Qt
1 2 (14.29%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (85.71%) Algorithms
2 11 (78.57%) Computer Science
3 9 (64.29%) Data Structures
4 2 (14.29%) 3D Printing
4 2 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Linux
3 9 (64.29%) Android
3 9 (64.29%) Apple iOS
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (78.57%) Mathematics
2 11 (78.57%) Multithreading
2 11 (78.57%) Physics
3 9 (64.29%) Complexity Analysis
3 9 (64.29%) OO
3 9 (64.29%) Performance Optimisation
3 9 (64.29%) Process Improvement
3 9 (64.29%) Software Architecture
3 9 (64.29%) TDD
3 9 (64.29%) Unit Testing
4 2 (14.29%) CAD
4 2 (14.29%) CAE
4 2 (14.29%) Content Writing
4 2 (14.29%) OOP
4 2 (14.29%) SDLC
4 2 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) C++
2 11 (78.57%) Java
3 10 (71.43%) Python
4 3 (21.43%) C
4 3 (21.43%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (7.14%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) Degree
2 9 (64.29%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (64.29%) QA
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Docker
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Empiric
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum family healthcare, pension, life ins
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
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