Period
to 19 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Developer was £60,395 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 967 982 1055
Rank change year-on-year +15 +73 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 150 178 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.098% 0.11% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 91 112 149
England median annual salary £60,395 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.08% +18.18% -3.51%
10th Percentile £45,000 £47,400 £39,100
90th Percentile £82,500 £84,000 £79,700
UK median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +18.18% -3.51%

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 147,425 157,257 174,299
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 95.89% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 119,779 126,859 147,420
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £79,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 +9 51 £75,000 +3.45% 5
North of England +21 35 £60,000 +4.35% 8
East of England +15 29 £52,833 -3.94%
North West +18 19 £59,000 +9.77% 5
South West - 18 £57,500 - 1
Yorkshire +13 14 £60,125 -7.50% 3
South East -7 12 £60,395 -12.47% 2
Midlands +11 5 £55,000 -24.14% 4
West Midlands +32 4 £57,500 +31.43% 3
North East -8 2 £47,500 -8.21%
East Midlands -7 1 £40,000 -51.52% 1
Principal Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 81 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (42.00%) Java
3 57 (38.00%) JavaScript
3 57 (38.00%) .NET
4 54 (36.00%) React
5 53 (35.33%) TDD
6 52 (34.67%) C#
7 50 (33.33%) SQL
8 49 (32.67%) AngularJS
9 47 (31.33%) Scrum
10 44 (29.33%) Software Engineering
11 41 (27.33%) DevOps
12 39 (26.00%) Amazon AWS
13 35 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
13 35 (23.33%) Problem-Solving
14 33 (22.00%) Degree
14 33 (22.00%) SDLC
15 32 (21.33%) MVC
16 30 (20.00%) ASP.NET
17 29 (19.33%) Microsoft
17 29 (19.33%) Continuous Improvement
18 28 (18.67%) Git (software)
18 28 (18.67%) SQL Server
19 27 (18.00%) Continuous Deployment
20 26 (17.33%) Scala
21 25 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
21 25 (16.67%) Mentoring
22 24 (16.00%) .NET Core
22 24 (16.00%) Kafka
23 23 (15.33%) Big Data

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 15 (10.00%) Apache Spark
2 8 (5.33%) Apache
2 8 (5.33%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.33%) CMS
5 1 (0.67%) CICS
5 1 (0.67%) Confluence
5 1 (0.67%) Kentico
5 1 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.67%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Maya
1 1 (0.67%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (6.00%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (26.00%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (12.00%) PaaS
4 9 (6.00%) OpenShift
5 6 (4.00%) GitHub
6 2 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.67%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.33%) Internet
1 2 (1.33%) Intranet
1 2 (1.33%) X.509
2 1 (0.67%) 3G
2 1 (0.67%) 4G
2 1 (0.67%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.67%) HTTP
2 1 (0.67%) TETRA
2 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (18.67%) SQL Server
2 23 (15.33%) Big Data
3 18 (12.00%) Power BI
3 18 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (10.00%) Apache Hive
4 15 (10.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 15 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (10.00%) Hadoop
5 10 (6.67%) NoSQL
5 10 (6.67%) Relational Database
6 9 (6.00%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (6.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (6.00%) MySQL
7 8 (5.33%) Sqoop
8 7 (4.67%) MongoDB
9 5 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (18.67%) Git (software)
2 16 (10.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (4.67%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.00%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.33%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.33%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.33%) JIRA
7 2 (1.33%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (1.33%) NUnit
7 2 (1.33%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.67%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.67%) Gradle
8 1 (0.67%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.67%) Maven
8 1 (0.67%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.67%) Selenium
8 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (8.00%) Finance
2 10 (6.67%) Retail
3 7 (4.67%) Law
4 5 (3.33%) Banking
4 5 (3.33%) Games
5 4 (2.67%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.33%) Front Office
6 2 (1.33%) Marketing
7 1 (0.67%) Advertising
7 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (38.00%) .NET
2 54 (36.00%) React
3 49 (32.67%) AngularJS
4 30 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 25 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 24 (16.00%) .NET Core
6 24 (16.00%) Kafka
7 23 (15.33%) HTML
7 23 (15.33%) Node.js
8 22 (14.67%) Redux
9 21 (14.00%) CSS
10 20 (13.33%) Ajax
10 20 (13.33%) REST
10 20 (13.33%) Spring
11 18 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 18 (12.00%) Kendo UI
12 17 (11.33%) Web Services
13 15 (10.00%) Middleware
14 12 (8.00%) Spring Boot
15 9 (6.00%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (6.00%) Public Cloud
3 8 (5.33%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.33%) NHS
5 4 (2.67%) ASIC
5 4 (2.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.00%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.00%) Derivative
6 3 (2.00%) Fintech
6 3 (2.00%) User Experience
7 2 (1.33%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.33%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.33%) Online Gambling
7 2 (1.33%) PKI
8 1 (0.67%) Blog
8 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.33%) Linux
2 5 (3.33%) Unix
3 4 (2.67%) Windows
4 1 (0.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (35.33%) TDD
3 47 (31.33%) Scrum
4 44 (29.33%) Software Engineering
5 41 (27.33%) DevOps
6 35 (23.33%) Problem-Solving
7 33 (22.00%) SDLC
8 32 (21.33%) MVC
9 29 (19.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 27 (18.00%) Continuous Deployment
11 25 (16.67%) Mentoring
12 23 (15.33%) Data Modelling
13 20 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (12.00%) Microservices
14 18 (12.00%) OO
14 18 (12.00%) Open Source
14 18 (12.00%) Test Automation
14 18 (12.00%) User Stories
15 17 (11.33%) Asset Management
16 15 (10.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 63 (42.00%) Java
2 57 (38.00%) JavaScript
3 52 (34.67%) C#
4 50 (33.33%) SQL
5 26 (17.33%) Scala
6 23 (15.33%) C++
6 23 (15.33%) Python
7 19 (12.67%) Ruby
8 13 (8.67%) ES6
9 12 (8.00%) C
10 10 (6.67%) Bash Shell
11 8 (5.33%) R
11 8 (5.33%) TypeScript
12 7 (4.67%) Perl
13 4 (2.67%) Embedded C
13 4 (2.67%) Embedded C++
13 4 (2.67%) PHP
14 3 (2.00%) PL/SQL
15 2 (1.33%) Java 8
15 2 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (22.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.00%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (8.67%) Docker
2 8 (5.33%) HDFS
3 4 (2.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (10.00%) Automic
2 12 (8.00%) Kubernetes
3 10 (6.67%) Terraform
4 9 (6.00%) Ansible
5 8 (5.33%) Oozie
6 2 (1.33%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.67%) Grafana
7 1 (0.67%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.67%) Rancher
Vendors
1 29 (19.33%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.00%) Telerik
3 15 (10.00%) Cadence
4 12 (8.00%) Foundry
5 9 (6.00%) Oracle
5 9 (6.00%) WorldPay
6 8 (5.33%) CA
6 8 (5.33%) Hortonworks
7 4 (2.67%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.00%) Adobe
9 2 (1.33%) Charles River
9 2 (1.33%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 2 (1.33%) New Relic
9 2 (1.33%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.67%) EMC
10 1 (0.67%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.67%) Twitter