The median annual salary for a Principal Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in 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 Developer
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 769 836 836
Rank change year-on-year +67 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 98 69 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.076% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.078% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 60 66 96
Median salary £70,000 £59,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% -0.83%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £48,750 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £84,000 £78,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £67,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +27.61% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80714 88007 100448
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.53% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 66430 75068 83708
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Principal Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Principal Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 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
London +46 48 £72,500 +11.53% 12
Yorkshire +1 19 £67,000 +18.58% 1
East of England +8 11 £70,000 +33.33% 1
South East +62 10 £84,000 +68.00% 3
West Midlands +16 5 £42,500 +6.25% 1
North West -35 5 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Principal Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 91 (57.59%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (49.37%) .NET
3 69 (43.67%) C#
4 65 (41.14%) TDD
5 54 (34.18%) Java
6 53 (33.54%) MVC
7 50 (31.65%) JavaScript
8 38 (24.05%) ASP.NET
9 35 (22.15%) SQL
10 32 (20.25%) Web Services
10 32 (20.25%) Microsoft
10 32 (20.25%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (20.25%) Test Automation
10 32 (20.25%) AngularJS
11 30 (18.99%) Amazon AWS
12 28 (17.72%) Scrum
12 28 (17.72%) Finance
13 27 (17.09%) Spring
13 27 (17.09%) NoSQL
14 26 (16.46%) REST
14 26 (16.46%) Microsoft Azure
14 26 (16.46%) HTML
15 25 (15.82%) Continuous Improvement
15 25 (15.82%) ASP.NET Web API
16 23 (14.56%) SQL Server
17 22 (13.92%) TeamCity
18 21 (13.29%) RESTful
18 21 (13.29%) Degree
18 21 (13.29%) Node.js
19 20 (12.66%) Tomcat

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 20 (12.66%) Tomcat
2 14 (8.86%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (8.86%) Jetty
3 9 (5.70%) JBoss
4 6 (3.80%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.16%) CMS
6 4 (2.53%) EPiServer
6 4 (2.53%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.90%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.27%) Kentico
8 2 (1.27%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.27%) WordPress
9 1 (0.63%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 30 (18.99%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (16.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.06%) Amazon S3
4 5 (3.16%) GitHub
5 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.63%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.63%) 3G
1 1 (0.63%) 4G
1 1 (0.63%) GSM
1 1 (0.63%) HTTP
1 1 (0.63%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.09%) NoSQL
2 23 (14.56%) SQL Server
3 18 (11.39%) MongoDB
4 12 (7.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (5.06%) Relational Database
6 7 (4.43%) Redis
7 6 (3.80%) CouchDB
8 5 (3.16%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.53%) Couchbase
9 4 (2.53%) MySQL
10 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.27%) Riak
11 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.63%) Big Data
12 1 (0.63%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.63%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 22 (13.92%) TeamCity
2 15 (9.49%) Cucumber
3 13 (8.23%) Jenkins
4 12 (7.59%) Git (software)
5 11 (6.96%) JIRA
6 7 (4.43%) Maven
6 7 (4.43%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (4.43%) Selenium
6 7 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (3.80%) Talend Open Studio
8 5 (3.16%) Mocha
8 5 (3.16%) NUnit
9 4 (2.53%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (2.53%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.90%) Ant
10 3 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.90%) FitNesse
10 3 (1.90%) Gradle
10 3 (1.90%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.90%) TestNG
General
1 28 (17.72%) Finance
2 9 (5.70%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.06%) Law
4 7 (4.43%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (4.43%) Retail
5 6 (3.80%) Games
5 6 (3.80%) Publishing
6 4 (2.53%) Advertising
7 3 (1.90%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.90%) Online Betting
8 2 (1.27%) Banking
8 2 (1.27%) Marketing
9 1 (0.63%) Military
9 1 (0.63%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (49.37%) .NET
2 38 (24.05%) ASP.NET
3 32 (20.25%) AngularJS
3 32 (20.25%) Web Services
4 27 (17.09%) Spring
5 26 (16.46%) HTML
5 26 (16.46%) REST
6 25 (15.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 21 (13.29%) Node.js
7 21 (13.29%) RESTful
8 19 (12.03%) Hibernate
9 18 (11.39%) CSS
10 17 (10.76%) SOAP
11 16 (10.13%) React
11 16 (10.13%) XML
12 13 (8.23%) .NET Framework
13 12 (7.59%) Aurelia
13 12 (7.59%) Java EE
14 10 (6.33%) Apache Camel
15 9 (5.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.76%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.16%) Algorithms
3 3 (1.90%) Blog
3 3 (1.90%) Fintech
3 3 (1.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.90%) Online Games
4 2 (1.27%) 3D Printing
4 2 (1.27%) Cloud Native
4 2 (1.27%) Clustering
4 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.27%) Equities
4 2 (1.27%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.27%) User Experience
5 1 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.63%) e-Health
5 1 (0.63%) Grid Computing
5 1 (0.63%) LIMS
5 1 (0.63%) Semantic Web
5 1 (0.63%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.76%) Windows
2 12 (7.59%) Linux
3 2 (1.27%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.63%) Android
4 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (57.59%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (41.14%) TDD
3 53 (33.54%) MVC
4 32 (20.25%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (20.25%) Test Automation
5 28 (17.72%) Scrum
6 25 (15.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 18 (11.39%) Microservices
8 17 (10.76%) DevOps
8 17 (10.76%) OO
8 17 (10.76%) User Stories
9 16 (10.13%) BDD
10 15 (9.49%) Continuous Delivery
10 15 (9.49%) Mentoring
11 14 (8.86%) Software Engineering
12 13 (8.23%) E-Commerce
13 11 (6.96%) Coaching
14 10 (6.33%) ETL
14 10 (6.33%) Information Security
14 10 (6.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 69 (43.67%) C#
2 54 (34.18%) Java
3 50 (31.65%) JavaScript
4 35 (22.15%) SQL
5 11 (6.96%) C++
6 9 (5.70%) C
7 7 (4.43%) ES6
7 7 (4.43%) Scala
7 7 (4.43%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.80%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.16%) Ruby
10 3 (1.90%) PHP
10 3 (1.90%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.27%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.27%) F#
11 2 (1.27%) Haskell
11 2 (1.27%) Perl
11 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.63%) VB
12 1 (0.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 21 (13.29%) Degree
2 4 (2.53%) ISTQB
2 4 (2.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (1.27%) ISEB
4 1 (0.63%) CISSP
4 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.63%) GSEC
4 1 (0.63%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.39%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.90%) Docker
2 2 (1.27%) KVM
3 1 (0.63%) LXC
3 1 (0.63%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (7.59%) Kibana
2 10 (6.33%) Terraform
3 7 (4.43%) logstash
3 7 (4.43%) Packer
3 7 (4.43%) Puppet
4 4 (2.53%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 4 (2.53%) MOM
5 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.63%) Ansible
6 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.63%) Mesos
Vendors
1 32 (20.25%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.96%) Oracle
3 10 (6.33%) Cadence
4 7 (4.43%) IBM
5 6 (3.80%) Talend
6 4 (2.53%) Intel
6 4 (2.53%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.90%) New Relic
8 2 (1.27%) Marketo
8 2 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.63%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.63%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.63%) Google
9 1 (0.63%) Pegasus
9 1 (0.63%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.63%) VMware
9 1 (0.63%) Xamarin
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