The median annual salary for a Principal Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 782 838 868
Rank change year-on-year +56 +30  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 61 94 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.077% 0.097% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.10% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 47 60 56
Median salary £65,000 £57,500 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% -2.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -  

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 76500 93487 97724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.27% 96.44% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 64049 79038 80601
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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
South East +71 19 £75,000 +11.11% 1
London +72 18 £80,000 +14.28% 3
North West -11 9 £48,750 -2.50%
East of England +34 7 £60,000 -14.28% 3
South West +25 4 - - 1
West Midlands +28 2 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Yorkshire -2 2 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Principal Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 76 (59.84%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (45.67%) TDD
2 58 (45.67%) .NET
3 55 (43.31%) C#
3 55 (43.31%) Java
4 48 (37.80%) JavaScript
5 39 (30.71%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (27.56%) MVC
7 34 (26.77%) ASP.NET
8 33 (25.98%) AngularJS
9 29 (22.83%) SQL Server
10 27 (21.26%) HTML
10 27 (21.26%) BDD
11 26 (20.47%) CSS
11 26 (20.47%) Microsoft
12 24 (18.90%) DevOps
12 24 (18.90%) SQL
13 23 (18.11%) Web Services
13 23 (18.11%) Amazon AWS
14 22 (17.32%) Mentoring
15 21 (16.54%) Finance
16 19 (14.96%) .NET Framework
17 18 (14.17%) Node.js
17 18 (14.17%) Linux
18 17 (13.39%) XML
19 16 (12.60%) OO
19 16 (12.60%) HTML5
19 16 (12.60%) Git (software)
20 15 (11.81%) Jenkins
20 15 (11.81%) Degree

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 9 (7.09%) Elasticsearch
1 9 (7.09%) Tomcat
2 7 (5.51%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (4.72%) JBoss
4 5 (3.94%) WordPress
5 4 (3.15%) Apache
5 4 (3.15%) IIS
5 4 (3.15%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.36%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.57%) Jetty
7 2 (1.57%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.79%) CMS
8 1 (0.79%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.11%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (11.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.94%) GitHub
4 2 (1.57%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.57%) IaaS
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.15%) 3G
1 4 (3.15%) 4G
1 4 (3.15%) GSM
1 4 (3.15%) OpenFlow
2 1 (0.79%) Internet
2 1 (0.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (22.83%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.81%) NoSQL
3 14 (11.02%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.72%) Big Data
5 5 (3.94%) CouchDB
5 5 (3.94%) Redis
6 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.57%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.57%) MySQL
7 2 (1.57%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.79%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.79%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.79%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.79%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.79%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.79%) Riak
Development Applications
1 16 (12.60%) Git (software)
2 15 (11.81%) Jenkins
3 11 (8.66%) Maven
4 9 (7.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (7.09%) TeamCity
5 8 (6.30%) JIRA
5 8 (6.30%) Selenium
6 6 (4.72%) Cucumber
6 6 (4.72%) Mocha
6 6 (4.72%) NUnit
6 6 (4.72%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (3.94%) Ant
7 5 (3.94%) FitNesse
7 5 (3.94%) Gradle
7 5 (3.94%) Grunt
7 5 (3.94%) Talend Open Studio
7 5 (3.94%) TestNG
8 4 (3.15%) MSTest
8 4 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (16.54%) Finance
2 11 (8.66%) Games
3 8 (6.30%) Online Betting
3 8 (6.30%) Retail
4 6 (4.72%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.94%) Banking
6 2 (1.57%) Law
7 1 (0.79%) Back Office
7 1 (0.79%) Military
7 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (45.67%) .NET
2 34 (26.77%) ASP.NET
3 33 (25.98%) AngularJS
4 27 (21.26%) HTML
5 26 (20.47%) CSS
6 23 (18.11%) Web Services
7 19 (14.96%) .NET Framework
8 18 (14.17%) Node.js
9 17 (13.39%) XML
10 16 (12.60%) HTML5
11 11 (8.66%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (8.66%) KnockoutJS
11 11 (8.66%) RESTful
11 11 (8.66%) Spring
12 10 (7.87%) Java EE
13 9 (7.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 8 (6.30%) SOAP
14 8 (6.30%) WCF
15 7 (5.51%) Apache Camel
16 6 (4.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.45%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.30%) Online Games
3 5 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.94%) Semantic Web
4 4 (3.15%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.36%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.79%) Blog
6 1 (0.79%) Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.79%) e-Health
6 1 (0.79%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.79%) LIMS
6 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.17%) Linux
2 8 (6.30%) Windows
3 4 (3.15%) Android
3 4 (3.15%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (59.84%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (45.67%) TDD
3 39 (30.71%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (27.56%) MVC
5 27 (21.26%) BDD
6 24 (18.90%) DevOps
7 22 (17.32%) Mentoring
8 16 (12.60%) OO
9 15 (11.81%) E-Commerce
9 15 (11.81%) Scrum
10 13 (10.24%) SOLID
11 11 (8.66%) SDLC
12 10 (7.87%) Coaching
12 10 (7.87%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (7.09%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (7.09%) ETL
13 9 (7.09%) Line Management
13 9 (7.09%) Mathematics
13 9 (7.09%) User Stories
14 8 (6.30%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 55 (43.31%) C#
1 55 (43.31%) Java
2 48 (37.80%) JavaScript
3 24 (18.90%) SQL
4 13 (10.24%) C++
5 10 (7.87%) PL/SQL
6 9 (7.09%) C
7 6 (4.72%) PHP
7 6 (4.72%) Ruby
8 5 (3.94%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.94%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.15%) Objective-C
9 4 (3.15%) Scala
10 3 (2.36%) Python
11 2 (1.57%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.79%) ES6
12 1 (0.79%) Go
12 1 (0.79%) Perl
12 1 (0.79%) R
12 1 (0.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (11.81%) Degree
2 1 (0.79%) CISSP
2 1 (0.79%) GSEC
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.79%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.66%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.94%) KVM
2 4 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.57%) Docker
4 1 (0.79%) LXC
4 1 (0.79%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 1 (0.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (11.81%) Puppet
2 9 (7.09%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.15%) Ansible
4 2 (1.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (1.57%) MOM
5 1 (0.79%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.79%) Kibana
5 1 (0.79%) logstash
5 1 (0.79%) Mesos
5 1 (0.79%) Packer
5 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (20.47%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.66%) Oracle
3 5 (3.94%) Intel
3 5 (3.94%) Talend
4 4 (3.15%) IBM
4 4 (3.15%) PayPal
4 4 (3.15%) VMware
5 2 (1.57%) Adobe
5 2 (1.57%) hybris
5 2 (1.57%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.79%) New Relic
6 1 (0.79%) Pegasus
6 1 (0.79%) TOWER Software
Central London / West End
Hanover Recruitment
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bonus and outstanding benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
North West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum benefits: 10% bonus + 29 days holiday + pensio
Posted: 12 days ago
Harleston, Norfolk
Reed Business Information Ltd
Posted: 12 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 11 days ago