Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Principal Developer was £60,395 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 910 1004 1028
Rank change year-on-year +94 +24 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 163 143 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.088% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.092% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 115 106 138
England median annual salary £60,395 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.08% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £46,250 £51,875 £43,118
90th Percentile £88,750 £93,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,395 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -7.08% +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 133,369 155,858 161,404
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.14% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 107,696 127,741 135,329
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,296 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 +87 70 £80,000 - 8
North of England +33 33 £60,395 +9.81% 3
North West +31 21 £65,198 +18.54% 2
South East +35 18 £60,395 -12.47% 3
South West +27 17 £57,500 +4.55%
East of England +14 16 £49,352 -10.27% 1
Yorkshire +26 12 £60,063 +4.46% 1
Midlands +25 9 £60,000 -27.27%
West Midlands - 8 £62,500 -
East Midlands +18 1 £40,000 -51.52%
Principal Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, Principal Developer 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 England region featuring Principal Developer in the job title.

1 99 (60.74%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (43.56%) .NET
3 67 (41.10%) Software Engineering
4 66 (40.49%) React
5 62 (38.04%) Java
6 57 (34.97%) C#
7 54 (33.13%) AngularJS
8 47 (28.83%) TDD
9 43 (26.38%) Microsoft Azure
10 42 (25.77%) Degree
10 42 (25.77%) SDLC
11 41 (25.15%) Scrum
12 40 (24.54%) Test Automation
13 39 (23.93%) SQL
14 38 (23.31%) Microsoft
15 36 (22.09%) PaaS
15 36 (22.09%) User Stories
16 34 (20.86%) Continuous Improvement
16 34 (20.86%) MVC
16 34 (20.86%) Asset Management
17 33 (20.25%) JavaScript
17 33 (20.25%) ASP.NET
18 32 (19.63%) ASP.NET MVC
18 32 (19.63%) Scaled Agile Framework
19 30 (18.40%) Microservices
19 30 (18.40%) SQL Server
20 29 (17.79%) Continuous Integration
20 29 (17.79%) Continuous Deployment
20 29 (17.79%) .NET Core
21 26 (15.95%) Redux

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 10 (6.13%) Apache Spark
2 7 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.07%) Apache
4 1 (0.61%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Maya
Business Applications
1 17 (10.43%) thinkFolio
2 3 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 43 (26.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (22.09%) PaaS
3 13 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (5.52%) GitHub
5 5 (3.07%) SaaS
6 1 (0.61%) npm
6 1 (0.61%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) Internet
1 2 (1.23%) Intranet
2 1 (0.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.40%) SQL Server
2 22 (13.50%) Big Data
3 19 (11.66%) Power BI
3 19 (11.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (11.04%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (9.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 11 (6.75%) NoSQL
7 10 (6.13%) Apache Hive
7 10 (6.13%) Hadoop
8 6 (3.68%) MySQL
9 5 (3.07%) MongoDB
9 5 (3.07%) Relational Database
9 5 (3.07%) Sqoop
10 3 (1.84%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.61%) DataStage
12 1 (0.61%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (12.88%) Git (software)
2 15 (9.20%) Octopus Deploy
2 15 (9.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.45%) Gradle
3 4 (2.45%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.45%) Maven
3 4 (2.45%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.61%) NUnit
4 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.61%) webpack
General
1 21 (12.88%) Banking
2 20 (12.27%) Games
3 11 (6.75%) Finance
4 10 (6.13%) Retail
5 6 (3.68%) Law
6 3 (1.84%) Local Government
7 2 (1.23%) Front Office
7 2 (1.23%) Marketing
7 2 (1.23%) Publishing
8 1 (0.61%) Advertising
8 1 (0.61%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (43.56%) .NET
2 66 (40.49%) React
3 54 (33.13%) AngularJS
4 33 (20.25%) ASP.NET
5 32 (19.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 29 (17.79%) .NET Core
7 26 (15.95%) Redux
8 25 (15.34%) REST
9 24 (14.72%) Kafka
10 22 (13.50%) CSS
11 20 (12.27%) Ajax
11 20 (12.27%) HTML
12 19 (11.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 19 (11.66%) Kendo UI
13 18 (11.04%) Vue.js
14 16 (9.82%) Node.js
15 15 (9.20%) Middleware
16 10 (6.13%) Spring
17 8 (4.91%) ASP.NET Web API
17 8 (4.91%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (11.66%) Derivative
3 17 (10.43%) Equities
3 17 (10.43%) Fixed Income
3 17 (10.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (10.43%) Management Information System
4 12 (7.36%) User Experience
5 11 (6.75%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.84%) Renewable Energy
7 2 (1.23%) Fintech
7 2 (1.23%) Marketing Technology
7 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.61%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.61%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.36%) Linux
2 5 (3.07%) Unix
3 4 (2.45%) Windows
4 1 (0.61%) Android
4 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (60.74%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (41.10%) Software Engineering
3 47 (28.83%) TDD
4 42 (25.77%) SDLC
5 41 (25.15%) Scrum
6 40 (24.54%) Test Automation
7 36 (22.09%) User Stories
8 34 (20.86%) Asset Management
8 34 (20.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 34 (20.86%) MVC
9 32 (19.63%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 30 (18.40%) Microservices
11 29 (17.79%) Continuous Deployment
11 29 (17.79%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (14.11%) Decision-Making
13 22 (13.50%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (13.50%) DevOps
14 21 (12.88%) Data Modelling
14 21 (12.88%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (12.27%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 62 (38.04%) Java
2 57 (34.97%) C#
3 39 (23.93%) SQL
4 33 (20.25%) JavaScript
5 18 (11.04%) Ruby
6 17 (10.43%) C++
7 15 (9.20%) Python
8 12 (7.36%) Scala
9 8 (4.91%) C
10 5 (3.07%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.07%) Perl
10 5 (3.07%) R
10 5 (3.07%) TypeScript
11 4 (2.45%) PHP
12 3 (1.84%) ES6
12 3 (1.84%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.61%) COBOL
14 1 (0.61%) Go
14 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 42 (25.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.72%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (4.91%) Docker
2 5 (3.07%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 15 (9.20%) Automic
2 11 (6.75%) Kubernetes
3 5 (3.07%) Oozie
4 4 (2.45%) Grafana
4 4 (2.45%) Prometheus
4 4 (2.45%) Rancher
5 2 (1.23%) Terraform
6 1 (0.61%) Ansible
Vendors
1 38 (23.31%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.66%) Charles River
2 19 (11.66%) Telerik
3 15 (9.20%) Cadence
4 6 (3.68%) Xamarin
5 5 (3.07%) CA
5 5 (3.07%) Hortonworks
5 5 (3.07%) Oracle
6 1 (0.61%) Foundry
6 1 (0.61%) WorldPay