Period
to 21 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1028 985 1083
Rank change year-on-year -43 +98 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 115 191 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.073% 0.12% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.12% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 64 123 145
England median annual salary £60,000 £70,000 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +23.89% -1.74%
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,250 £43,750
90th Percentile £90,875 £85,000 £78,400
UK median annual salary £58,250 £67,500 £56,500
% change year-on-year -13.70% +19.47% -1.74%

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 151,854 159,106 179,402
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.06% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 123,225 129,179 152,485
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 £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -20 46 £80,000 +10.34% 5
North of England +24 29 £52,500 -10.64% 1
East of England +16 19 £44,400 -19.27% 3
Yorkshire +18 13 £54,000 -16.92%
North West +22 12 £60,750 +15.71% 1
South West +17 12 £57,500 -
South East -14 5 £77,500 -3.13%
West Midlands +27 4 £58,750 +38.24%
Midlands 0 4 £58,750 -6.00%
North East -14 4 £47,500 -12.04%
Principal Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 68 (59.13%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (49.57%) JavaScript
3 48 (41.74%) Java
4 41 (35.65%) C#
5 37 (32.17%) Amazon AWS
5 37 (32.17%) React
6 36 (31.30%) AngularJS
7 33 (28.70%) DevOps
8 32 (27.83%) TDD
9 28 (24.35%) Scrum
10 27 (23.48%) SQL
10 27 (23.48%) .NET
11 26 (22.61%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (21.74%) Python
13 23 (20.00%) Web Services
13 23 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (20.00%) REST
13 23 (20.00%) Software Engineering
13 23 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (18.26%) Node.js
14 21 (18.26%) Scala
14 21 (18.26%) Git (software)
14 21 (18.26%) Microservices
15 20 (17.39%) Spring
16 19 (16.52%) Degree
16 19 (16.52%) OO
16 19 (16.52%) Docker
17 18 (15.65%) Mentoring
17 18 (15.65%) ASP.NET
17 18 (15.65%) HTML

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 (10.43%) Apache Spark
2 8 (6.96%) CMS
2 8 (6.96%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (6.09%) Apache
4 6 (5.22%) Drupal
5 3 (2.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (2.61%) Apache Pig
5 3 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.74%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.87%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.87%) Confluence
7 1 (0.87%) Kentico
7 1 (0.87%) Mule
7 1 (0.87%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.87%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Maya
1 1 (0.87%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (7.83%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 37 (32.17%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (14.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (7.83%) OpenShift
4 5 (4.35%) PaaS
5 4 (3.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.87%) IaaS
7 1 (0.87%) Loggly
7 1 (0.87%) npm
7 1 (0.87%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.22%) Skype
2 2 (1.74%) HTTP
2 2 (1.74%) Internet
2 2 (1.74%) X.509
3 1 (0.87%) 3G
3 1 (0.87%) 4G
3 1 (0.87%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.87%) DNS
3 1 (0.87%) Intranet
3 1 (0.87%) TETRA
3 1 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.30%) Big Data
3 12 (10.43%) Hadoop
4 11 (9.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (9.57%) Apache Hive
4 11 (9.57%) NoSQL
5 9 (7.83%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (6.09%) MongoDB
6 7 (6.09%) MySQL
6 7 (6.09%) Relational Database
7 6 (5.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (4.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 5 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (4.35%) Power BI
8 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.61%) Sqoop
10 2 (1.74%) Redis
11 1 (0.87%) HBase
11 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (18.26%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (6.96%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (3.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.61%) JIRA
6 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.74%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.74%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.74%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (1.74%) Maven
7 2 (1.74%) NUnit
7 2 (1.74%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.74%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.87%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.87%) Grunt
8 1 (0.87%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.87%) Selenium
8 1 (0.87%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (10.43%) Finance
2 6 (5.22%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.35%) Games
4 4 (3.48%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.48%) Retail
5 3 (2.61%) Banking
6 2 (1.74%) Legal
7 1 (0.87%) Front Office
7 1 (0.87%) Law
7 1 (0.87%) Marketing
7 1 (0.87%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (32.17%) React
2 36 (31.30%) AngularJS
3 27 (23.48%) .NET
4 23 (20.00%) REST
4 23 (20.00%) Web Services
5 21 (18.26%) Node.js
6 20 (17.39%) Spring
7 18 (15.65%) ASP.NET
7 18 (15.65%) HTML
8 16 (13.91%) CSS
9 12 (10.43%) Spring Boot
10 11 (9.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (9.57%) RESTful
11 10 (8.70%) .NET Core
11 10 (8.70%) Java EE
12 9 (7.83%) Akka
12 9 (7.83%) Play Framework
13 8 (6.96%) Hibernate
13 8 (6.96%) Kafka
14 7 (6.09%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.83%) Enterprise Software
1 9 (7.83%) Hybrid Cloud
1 9 (7.83%) Public Cloud
2 5 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.35%) Derivative
2 5 (4.35%) NHS
3 4 (3.48%) ASIC
3 4 (3.48%) Equities
3 4 (3.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (3.48%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.61%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.61%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.61%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.74%) Online Gambling
5 2 (1.74%) PKI
6 1 (0.87%) Blog
6 1 (0.87%) Clustering
6 1 (0.87%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.83%) Linux
2 5 (4.35%) Windows
3 3 (2.61%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.74%) Android
4 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.87%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (59.13%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (28.70%) DevOps
3 32 (27.83%) TDD
4 28 (24.35%) Scrum
5 26 (22.61%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 23 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 21 (18.26%) Microservices
8 19 (16.52%) OO
9 18 (15.65%) Mentoring
9 18 (15.65%) MVC
10 17 (14.78%) E-Commerce
11 15 (13.04%) SDLC
12 13 (11.30%) Open Source
13 12 (10.43%) BDD
14 11 (9.57%) Continuous Delivery
15 10 (8.70%) API Design
15 10 (8.70%) Coaching
15 10 (8.70%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 57 (49.57%) JavaScript
2 48 (41.74%) Java
3 41 (35.65%) C#
4 27 (23.48%) SQL
5 25 (21.74%) Python
6 21 (18.26%) Scala
7 14 (12.17%) ES6
8 13 (11.30%) C++
9 10 (8.70%) C
9 10 (8.70%) Ruby
10 8 (6.96%) Bash Shell
10 8 (6.96%) TypeScript
11 7 (6.09%) Perl
12 6 (5.22%) Java 8
13 4 (3.48%) Embedded C
13 4 (3.48%) Embedded C++
13 4 (3.48%) PHP
14 3 (2.61%) R
15 2 (1.74%) PL/SQL
15 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (16.52%) Degree
2 3 (2.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.30%) QA
System Software
1 19 (16.52%) Docker
2 4 (3.48%) Firmware
2 4 (3.48%) HDFS
3 1 (0.87%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (13.04%) Kubernetes
2 10 (8.70%) Ansible
3 9 (7.83%) Terraform
4 5 (4.35%) Automic
5 3 (2.61%) Oozie
6 2 (1.74%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.87%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.87%) MOM
7 1 (0.87%) Nagios
7 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.87%) Puppet
7 1 (0.87%) Salt
7 1 (0.87%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (10.43%) Foundry
2 11 (9.57%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.83%) WorldPay
4 8 (6.96%) Oracle
5 5 (4.35%) Cadence
5 5 (4.35%) Telerik
6 4 (3.48%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.48%) Google
7 3 (2.61%) Adobe
7 3 (2.61%) CA
7 3 (2.61%) Hortonworks
7 3 (2.61%) New Relic
8 2 (1.74%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 1 (0.87%) Charles River
9 1 (0.87%) EMC
9 1 (0.87%) IBM
9 1 (0.87%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.87%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.87%) VMware
9 1 (0.87%) Xamarin