Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer
England > East of England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 308 349 385
Rank change year-on-year +41 +36 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 42 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.35% 0.091% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.095% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 35 11 6
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% -3.85% +18.18%
10th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £51,250
90th Percentile £70,250 £66,250 £118,750
England median annual salary £58,750 £55,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +6.82% -15.38% +18.18%

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 Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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
Salary Histogram in the East of England

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

Salary histogram 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 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 42 £55,000 -12.00% 3
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 24 November 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 42 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 40 (95.24%) C++
3 36 (85.71%) Windows
4 34 (80.95%) Java
5 33 (78.57%) Linux
6 32 (76.19%) Computer Science
7 29 (69.05%) Degree
8 25 (59.52%) Mathematics
9 24 (57.14%) Physics
9 24 (57.14%) C
9 24 (57.14%) Algorithms
10 20 (47.62%) Multithreading
11 17 (40.48%) Apache Axis
11 17 (40.48%) 3D Printing
11 17 (40.48%) Content Writing
11 17 (40.48%) OO
11 17 (40.48%) CAD
11 17 (40.48%) CAE
12 13 (30.95%) Software Architecture
13 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (26.19%) Finance
14 11 (26.19%) QA
14 11 (26.19%) Collaborative Working
15 8 (19.05%) POSIX
16 7 (16.67%) TDD
16 7 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (16.67%) Data Structures
17 6 (14.29%) SDLC
17 6 (14.29%) Complexity Analysis
17 6 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation

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 6 (14.29%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.38%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (11.90%) RDBMS
1 5 (11.90%) Relational Database
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Blockchain
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
3 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) CppUnit
1 5 (11.90%) JIRA
1 5 (11.90%) Subversion
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Advertising
2 1 (2.38%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (40.48%) Apache Axis
2 8 (19.05%) POSIX
3 5 (11.90%) JDBC
3 5 (11.90%) JNI
3 5 (11.90%) ODBC
4 3 (7.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (7.14%) Qt
4 3 (7.14%) STL
5 1 (2.38%) .NET
5 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.38%) HTML
5 1 (2.38%) HTML5
5 1 (2.38%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 32 (76.19%) Computer Science
2 24 (57.14%) Algorithms
3 17 (40.48%) 3D Printing
4 7 (16.67%) Data Structures
5 3 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.76%) Bitcoin
7 1 (2.38%) HoloLens
7 1 (2.38%) Kinect
7 1 (2.38%) Online Games
7 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
7 1 (2.38%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 36 (85.71%) Windows
2 33 (78.57%) Linux
3 6 (14.29%) Android
3 6 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 5 (11.90%) AIX
4 5 (11.90%) Solaris
4 5 (11.90%) Unix
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 25 (59.52%) Mathematics
3 24 (57.14%) Physics
4 20 (47.62%) Multithreading
5 17 (40.48%) CAD
5 17 (40.48%) CAE
5 17 (40.48%) Content Writing
5 17 (40.48%) OO
6 13 (30.95%) Software Architecture
7 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (26.19%) Collaborative Working
9 7 (16.67%) TDD
10 6 (14.29%) Complexity Analysis
10 6 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
10 6 (14.29%) Process Improvement
10 6 (14.29%) SDLC
10 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
11 5 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (11.90%) Project Management
11 5 (11.90%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (95.24%) C++
2 34 (80.95%) Java
3 24 (57.14%) C
4 6 (14.29%) Python
5 4 (9.52%) C#
6 2 (4.76%) Embedded C++
6 2 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (69.05%) Degree
2 7 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.19%) QA
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft