Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Principal Developer
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 978 1036 1062
Rank change year-on-year +58 +26 +139
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 172 161 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.091% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.095% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 113 156 179
England median annual salary £65,000 £58,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.74% -
10th Percentile £52,500 £39,693 £45,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £78,875 £79,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161257 170357 198528
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130412 143799 166492
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Principal Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Developer in England

Principal Developer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Principal Developer in England

Principal Developer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Developer in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Developer in England

Principal Developer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 20 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
London +3 68 £75,000 +11.11% 7
East of England +33 42 £55,000 +4.76% 2
North of England +10 37 £55,000 +6.80% 3
Yorkshire +27 27 £57,500 +4.55%
South East +42 17 £65,000 +30.00% 2
Midlands +20 8 £82,500 +106.25%
North West -28 8 £55,000 +10.00% 3
West Midlands +11 4 £45,000 +12.50%
East Midlands - 4 £82,500 -
North East -1 2 £51,750 +16.90%
Principal Developer
UK

Principal Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Principal Developer 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 England region featuring Principal Developer in the job title.

1 87 (50.58%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (37.79%) C#
3 54 (31.40%) .NET
4 52 (30.23%) Degree
5 49 (28.49%) Software Engineering
6 48 (27.91%) JavaScript
7 47 (27.33%) Java
7 47 (27.33%) Scrum
8 46 (26.74%) Windows
9 44 (25.58%) Web Services
10 43 (25.00%) SQL
10 43 (25.00%) Computer Science
11 40 (23.26%) REST
12 39 (22.67%) C++
12 39 (22.67%) TDD
13 35 (20.35%) AngularJS
14 32 (18.60%) MVC
14 32 (18.60%) HTML
15 31 (18.02%) Continuous Improvement
16 30 (17.44%) C
16 30 (17.44%) SOAP
17 29 (16.86%) Amazon AWS
17 29 (16.86%) Node.js
18 28 (16.28%) Finance
18 28 (16.28%) Linux
19 27 (15.70%) ASP.NET
20 26 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
20 26 (15.12%) React
20 26 (15.12%) SDLC
21 24 (13.95%) CSS

Principal Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 8 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (4.07%) JBoss
3 6 (3.49%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.91%) CMS
5 4 (2.33%) Kentico
6 3 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.16%) Apache
7 2 (1.16%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.16%) Jetty
7 2 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.58%) IIS
8 1 (0.58%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.58%) Mule
8 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.58%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (16.86%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.58%) GitHub
4 1 (0.58%) SaaS
4 1 (0.58%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.91%) Internet
2 1 (0.58%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.72%) NoSQL
3 11 (6.40%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.07%) MySQL
6 5 (2.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.33%) Big Data
7 4 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.33%) HBase
7 4 (2.33%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.74%) Endeca
8 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.16%) QlikView
9 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.58%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 17 (9.88%) Git (software)
2 14 (8.14%) TeamCity
3 8 (4.65%) JIRA
4 6 (3.49%) Maven
4 6 (3.49%) NUnit
4 6 (3.49%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (2.91%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.91%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (2.33%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.33%) Hudson
6 4 (2.33%) Talend Open Studio
6 4 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.33%) Travis CI
7 3 (1.74%) Grunt
7 3 (1.74%) gulp
7 3 (1.74%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.74%) Subversion
8 2 (1.16%) Moq
8 2 (1.16%) Selenium
General
1 28 (16.28%) Finance
2 12 (6.98%) Retail
3 4 (2.33%) Publishing
4 3 (1.74%) Marketing
5 2 (1.16%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.16%) Games
6 1 (0.58%) Advertising
6 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.58%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (31.40%) .NET
2 44 (25.58%) Web Services
3 40 (23.26%) REST
4 35 (20.35%) AngularJS
5 32 (18.60%) HTML
6 30 (17.44%) SOAP
7 29 (16.86%) Node.js
8 27 (15.70%) ASP.NET
9 26 (15.12%) React
10 24 (13.95%) CSS
11 22 (12.79%) ASP.NET Web API
12 20 (11.63%) RESTful
13 17 (9.88%) Apache Axis
14 16 (9.30%) XML
15 15 (8.72%) HTML5
15 15 (8.72%) STL
16 11 (6.40%) Spring
16 11 (6.40%) WCF
17 9 (5.23%) Java EE
17 9 (5.23%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 43 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 20 (11.63%) Algorithms
3 17 (9.88%) 3D Printing
4 15 (8.72%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (3.49%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.91%) Blog
6 5 (2.91%) User Experience
7 3 (1.74%) Fintech
7 3 (1.74%) Tandem
8 1 (0.58%) Animation
8 1 (0.58%) Clustering
8 1 (0.58%) Equities
8 1 (0.58%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 46 (26.74%) Windows
2 28 (16.28%) Linux
3 7 (4.07%) Android
4 6 (3.49%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (50.58%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (28.49%) Software Engineering
3 47 (27.33%) Scrum
4 39 (22.67%) TDD
5 32 (18.60%) MVC
6 31 (18.02%) Continuous Improvement
7 26 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (15.12%) SDLC
8 23 (13.37%) Microservices
8 23 (13.37%) OO
8 23 (13.37%) Test Automation
9 22 (12.79%) E-Commerce
10 20 (11.63%) Asset Management
11 19 (11.05%) Mathematics
12 18 (10.47%) Change Management
12 18 (10.47%) Information Security
12 18 (10.47%) User Stories
13 17 (9.88%) CAD
13 17 (9.88%) CAE
13 17 (9.88%) Content Writing
Programming Languages
1 65 (37.79%) C#
2 48 (27.91%) JavaScript
3 47 (27.33%) Java
4 43 (25.00%) SQL
5 39 (22.67%) C++
6 30 (17.44%) C
7 12 (6.98%) T-SQL
8 9 (5.23%) Apex Code
9 5 (2.91%) Delphi
9 5 (2.91%) Embedded C
9 5 (2.91%) Embedded C++
10 4 (2.33%) PHP
10 4 (2.33%) R
10 4 (2.33%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.33%) XPath
10 4 (2.33%) XQuery
11 3 (1.74%) Python
12 2 (1.16%) Groovy
12 2 (1.16%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 52 (30.23%) Degree
2 3 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (1.74%) ISTQB
2 3 (1.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (0.58%) ISEB
3 1 (0.58%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.79%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.49%) Docker
2 4 (2.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (2.91%) Kibana
2 4 (2.33%) Puppet
3 3 (1.74%) Terraform
4 1 (0.58%) Mesos
Vendors
1 19 (11.05%) Cadence
2 18 (10.47%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.98%) Oracle
4 9 (5.23%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.91%) Adobe
5 5 (2.91%) Google
5 5 (2.91%) Xamarin
6 4 (2.33%) Talend
7 3 (1.74%) New Relic
8 2 (1.16%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (1.16%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.16%) Tableau
9 1 (0.58%) Perfecto Mobile
9 1 (0.58%) Perforce
9 1 (0.58%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 1 (0.58%) Sony