Period
to 24 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Developer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1014 1004 1078
Rank change year-on-year -10 +74 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 121 140 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.075% 0.088% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.091% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 86 108 127
England median annual salary £62,500 £70,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% +21.74% -
10th Percentile £48,750 £46,375 £47,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £85,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £70,000 £58,250
% change year-on-year -14.29% +20.17% +1.30%

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 155,594 153,953 182,506
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.39% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 127,404 128,402 154,905
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 24 May 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 24 May 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
North of England +31 46 £53,500 -6.96% 7
London +3 38 £80,000 +6.67% 3
North West +7 24 £55,000 +6.80% 5
Yorkshire +29 19 £50,000 -31.03% 2
South East -38 14 £69,500 -7.33% 3
East of England -9 13 £52,180 -22.70% 6
South West -5 8 £57,500 - 2
North East - 3 £47,500 -
West Midlands +7 2 £52,500 +23.53% 1
Midlands +4 2 £52,500 +23.53% 2
Principal Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 84 (69.42%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (47.93%) C#
3 45 (37.19%) .NET
4 44 (36.36%) SQL
4 44 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 43 (35.54%) TDD
6 42 (34.71%) Java
7 38 (31.40%) SQL Server
7 38 (31.40%) Scrum
8 34 (28.10%) Web Services
8 34 (28.10%) Microservices
9 33 (27.27%) Software Engineering
10 32 (26.45%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (26.45%) OO
11 31 (25.62%) E-Commerce
12 30 (24.79%) AngularJS
13 29 (23.97%) ASP.NET
13 29 (23.97%) Finance
13 29 (23.97%) Retail
14 28 (23.14%) Microsoft
15 25 (20.66%) REST
15 25 (20.66%) HTML
16 24 (19.83%) Python
17 23 (19.01%) Problem-Solving
18 22 (18.18%) T-SQL
19 21 (17.36%) Windows
20 19 (15.70%) C
20 19 (15.70%) SOAP
20 19 (15.70%) XML
20 19 (15.70%) Spring

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 12 (9.92%) CMS
2 11 (9.09%) Drupal
3 9 (7.44%) Apache Spark
4 6 (4.96%) Apache
5 5 (4.13%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (3.31%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (2.48%) Apache Pig
7 3 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.48%) IIS
7 3 (2.48%) Mule
7 3 (2.48%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.65%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.83%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.83%) Confluence
9 1 (0.83%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.83%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.88%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.26%) GitHub
4 5 (4.13%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (4.13%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.65%) IaaS
5 2 (1.65%) Loggly
5 2 (1.65%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.09%) Skype
2 3 (2.48%) HTTP
2 3 (2.48%) Internet
3 2 (1.65%) DNS
3 2 (1.65%) X.509
4 1 (0.83%) 3G
4 1 (0.83%) 4G
4 1 (0.83%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.83%) SMS
4 1 (0.83%) TETRA
4 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (31.40%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.74%) NoSQL
2 13 (10.74%) Relational Database
3 10 (8.26%) Hadoop
4 8 (6.61%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (4.13%) Apache Hive
5 5 (4.13%) Big Data
6 4 (3.31%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.31%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.48%) MySQL
7 3 (2.48%) Redis
8 2 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.65%) Blockchain
8 2 (1.65%) HBase
8 2 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.65%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.83%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 15 (12.40%) Jenkins
2 10 (8.26%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.44%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (6.61%) Maven
5 6 (4.96%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.96%) JIRA
5 6 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.31%) Selenium
7 3 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.48%) NUnit
7 3 (2.48%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.65%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.65%) Grunt
8 2 (1.65%) Hudson
8 2 (1.65%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.65%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (1.65%) Travis CI
8 2 (1.65%) Vagrant
General
1 29 (23.97%) Finance
1 29 (23.97%) Retail
2 13 (10.74%) Telecoms
3 12 (9.92%) Games
4 5 (4.13%) Banking
4 5 (4.13%) Legal
5 2 (1.65%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Advertising
6 1 (0.83%) Law
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (37.19%) .NET
2 34 (28.10%) Web Services
3 30 (24.79%) AngularJS
4 29 (23.97%) ASP.NET
5 25 (20.66%) HTML
5 25 (20.66%) REST
6 19 (15.70%) SOAP
6 19 (15.70%) Spring
6 19 (15.70%) XML
7 18 (14.88%) Node.js
8 17 (14.05%) CSS
8 17 (14.05%) RabbitMQ
9 13 (10.74%) React
9 13 (10.74%) RESTful
10 12 (9.92%) HTML5
11 10 (8.26%) WCF
12 9 (7.44%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (7.44%) Java EE
13 8 (6.61%) Hibernate
13 8 (6.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.61%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.13%) Derivative
3 5 (4.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (4.13%) Online Games
3 5 (4.13%) Private Cloud
3 5 (4.13%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.31%) Equities
4 4 (3.31%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.48%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.48%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.48%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.65%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.65%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.65%) Online Gambling
6 2 (1.65%) PKI
6 2 (1.65%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.36%) Windows
2 14 (11.57%) Linux
3 9 (7.44%) Android
3 9 (7.44%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.96%) Unix
5 3 (2.48%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.65%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (69.42%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (35.54%) TDD
3 38 (31.40%) Scrum
4 34 (28.10%) Microservices
5 33 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 32 (26.45%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (26.45%) OO
7 31 (25.62%) E-Commerce
8 23 (19.01%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (15.70%) Kanban
10 16 (13.22%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (12.40%) DevOps
11 15 (12.40%) OOD
11 15 (12.40%) SDLC
11 15 (12.40%) Software Architecture
12 13 (10.74%) BDD
13 12 (9.92%) Coaching
13 12 (9.92%) Mentoring
13 12 (9.92%) Secure Coding
14 11 (9.09%) Actionable Insight
Programming Languages
1 58 (47.93%) C#
2 44 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 44 (36.36%) SQL
3 42 (34.71%) Java
4 24 (19.83%) Python
5 22 (18.18%) T-SQL
6 19 (15.70%) C
7 13 (10.74%) C++
8 12 (9.92%) Ruby
9 11 (9.09%) Scala
10 10 (8.26%) PHP
11 8 (6.61%) Bash Shell
11 8 (6.61%) Java 8
11 8 (6.61%) Perl
12 5 (4.13%) PL/SQL
12 5 (4.13%) XPath
12 5 (4.13%) XQuery
13 4 (3.31%) PowerShell
13 4 (3.31%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.65%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (10.74%) Degree
2 3 (2.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.48%) QA
System Software
1 15 (12.40%) Docker
2 4 (3.31%) HDFS
3 2 (1.65%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (5.79%) Ansible
1 7 (5.79%) Kubernetes
1 7 (5.79%) Puppet
2 4 (3.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 4 (3.31%) MOM
3 2 (1.65%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (1.65%) Nagios
3 2 (1.65%) Oozie
3 2 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.65%) Salt
3 2 (1.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (23.14%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.05%) WorldPay
3 9 (7.44%) Google
4 4 (3.31%) IBM
4 4 (3.31%) Oracle
5 3 (2.48%) Adobe
5 3 (2.48%) New Relic
5 3 (2.48%) Twitter
6 2 (1.65%) CA
6 2 (1.65%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 2 (1.65%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.65%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.65%) SaltStack
6 2 (1.65%) Splunk
6 2 (1.65%) VMware
6 2 (1.65%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.83%) EMC
7 1 (0.83%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.83%) Talend