Period
to 19 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £76,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Principal Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 636 855 899
Rank change year-on-year +219 +44 +165
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 481 320 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 326 226 216
England median annual salary £76,000 £62,750 £58,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.12% +7.73% -6.80%
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £46,250
90th Percentile £115,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £75,000 £60,000 £58,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% +3.45% -3.33%

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 127,547 155,278 156,270
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 96.38% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 102,344 127,176 129,583
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Principal Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in England

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Principal Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in England

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Engineer in England over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Principal Engineer in England

Principal Engineer
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 Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 19 June 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 +172 220 £85,000 +6.25% 17
South East +74 89 £68,000 +13.33% 32
North of England +50 84 £65,000 +20.37% 19
North West +79 65 £67,500 +19.47% 16
South West +33 45 £55,000 -2.22% 16
Midlands +61 29 £60,000 +20.00% 20
West Midlands +49 29 £60,000 +20.00% 16
Yorkshire -31 19 £65,000 +20.93% 2
East of England +46 14 £72,500 +11.54% 30
Principal Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, Principal Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 264 (54.89%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (43.87%) Software Engineering
3 168 (34.93%) Java
4 161 (33.47%) Amazon AWS
5 148 (30.77%) Mentoring
6 145 (30.15%) JavaScript
7 130 (27.03%) Technical Leadership
8 127 (26.40%) C#
9 125 (25.99%) .NET
10 119 (24.74%) Docker
11 111 (23.08%) TDD
12 97 (20.17%) Degree
13 93 (19.33%) Software Architecture
14 92 (19.13%) Continuous Delivery
15 86 (17.88%) Microservices
16 83 (17.26%) Python
17 82 (17.05%) DevOps
17 82 (17.05%) Kubernetes
18 74 (15.38%) SQL
18 74 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
19 72 (14.97%) HTML
20 70 (14.55%) Web Services
21 69 (14.35%) Unit Testing
21 69 (14.35%) BDD
21 69 (14.35%) Continuous Improvement
22 67 (13.93%) Test Automation
22 67 (13.93%) Scrum
22 67 (13.93%) React
23 66 (13.72%) Computer Science
24 65 (13.51%) CSS

Principal Engineer 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 (3.12%) Apache Spark
2 13 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (1.04%) Confluence
4 3 (0.62%) Apache
4 3 (0.62%) GlassFish
4 3 (0.62%) JBoss
4 3 (0.62%) nginx
5 2 (0.42%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.42%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.21%) CMS
6 1 (0.21%) Mule
6 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.21%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.42%) Simulink
2 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 27 (5.61%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 161 (33.47%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (10.40%) Cloud Computing
4 41 (8.52%) GitHub
5 27 (5.61%) OpenShift
6 24 (4.99%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (2.91%) Serverless
8 9 (1.87%) Cloudflare
9 6 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (1.25%) SaaS
10 5 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.42%) Amazon ECS
12 2 (0.42%) Datadog
12 2 (0.42%) IaaS
12 2 (0.42%) PaaS
12 2 (0.42%) Stackdriver
12 2 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 45 (9.36%) Broadband
2 21 (4.37%) Firewall
3 18 (3.74%) Ethernet
4 11 (2.29%) TCP/IP
5 10 (2.08%) Network Security
6 9 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (1.46%) LAN
7 7 (1.46%) WAN
8 5 (1.04%) BGP
9 3 (0.62%) DNS
9 3 (0.62%) Internet
9 3 (0.62%) SAN
9 3 (0.62%) VPN
10 2 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.42%) DHCP
10 2 (0.42%) DMZ
10 2 (0.42%) FlexRay
10 2 (0.42%) MPLS
10 2 (0.42%) Multicast
10 2 (0.42%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.16%) Big Data
3 19 (3.95%) Apache Cassandra
4 15 (3.12%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (3.12%) Relational Database
5 14 (2.91%) RDBMS
6 13 (2.70%) Amazon Redshift
6 13 (2.70%) NoSQL
7 10 (2.08%) MySQL
8 8 (1.66%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.46%) Apache Hive
9 7 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (1.25%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.83%) Redis
12 2 (0.42%) Cosmos DB
12 2 (0.42%) CouchDB
12 2 (0.42%) GIS
12 2 (0.42%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 58 (12.06%) Git (software)
2 31 (6.44%) JIRA
3 21 (4.37%) Jenkins
4 18 (3.74%) SoapUI
5 16 (3.33%) Selenium
6 15 (3.12%) Visual Studio Team System
7 13 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
8 12 (2.49%) JMeter
9 11 (2.29%) Subversion
10 10 (2.08%) Cucumber
11 8 (1.66%) Maven
12 7 (1.46%) JUnit
12 7 (1.46%) Rational Rhapsody
13 6 (1.25%) FitNesse
13 6 (1.25%) JBehave
13 6 (1.25%) LoadRunner
13 6 (1.25%) TeamCity
13 6 (1.25%) Visual Studio
14 5 (1.04%) GitLab
14 5 (1.04%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (9.15%) Finance
2 31 (6.44%) Telecoms
3 24 (4.99%) Front Office
3 24 (4.99%) Retail
4 15 (3.12%) Banking
5 13 (2.70%) Aerospace
6 11 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.29%) Publishing
7 9 (1.87%) Games
8 7 (1.46%) Automotive
8 7 (1.46%) Law
9 6 (1.25%) Marketing
10 5 (1.04%) Electronics
11 3 (0.62%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.21%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (25.99%) .NET
2 72 (14.97%) HTML
3 70 (14.55%) Web Services
4 67 (13.93%) React
5 65 (13.51%) CSS
6 64 (13.31%) AngularJS
7 62 (12.89%) Node.js
8 58 (12.06%) Spring
9 55 (11.43%) ASP.NET
10 53 (11.02%) RESTful
11 38 (7.90%) ASP.NET MVC
12 36 (7.48%) Middleware
13 35 (7.28%) HTML5
14 27 (5.61%) NHibernate
15 25 (5.20%) CSS3
16 23 (4.78%) GraphQL
17 20 (4.16%) REST
17 20 (4.16%) Spring Boot
18 14 (2.91%) Kafka
18 14 (2.91%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.82%) Fixed Income
2 26 (5.41%) Data Structures
3 22 (4.57%) Derivative
4 19 (3.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 19 (3.95%) User Experience
5 17 (3.53%) Algorithms
5 17 (3.53%) Hybrid Cloud
5 17 (3.53%) Public Cloud
6 16 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (3.12%) Data Centre
8 13 (2.70%) VHDL
9 11 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (2.08%) Cloud Native
10 10 (2.08%) e-Learning
11 8 (1.66%) BBC
11 8 (1.66%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (0.83%) FlexPod
12 4 (0.83%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.83%) Online Gambling
13 3 (0.62%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 53 (11.02%) Linux
2 34 (7.07%) Windows
3 16 (3.33%) Unix
4 9 (1.87%) Android
5 7 (1.46%) CentOS
6 5 (1.04%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.04%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.83%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.62%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.42%) Debian
9 2 (0.42%) Fedora
9 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.21%) SUSE
10 1 (0.21%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (54.89%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (43.87%) Software Engineering
3 148 (30.77%) Mentoring
4 130 (27.03%) Technical Leadership
5 111 (23.08%) TDD
6 93 (19.33%) Software Architecture
7 92 (19.13%) Continuous Delivery
8 86 (17.88%) Microservices
9 82 (17.05%) DevOps
10 69 (14.35%) BDD
10 69 (14.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 69 (14.35%) Unit Testing
11 67 (13.93%) Scrum
11 67 (13.93%) Test Automation
12 66 (13.72%) Computer Science
13 62 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
14 52 (10.81%) Analytics
14 52 (10.81%) Enterprise Architecture
15 48 (9.98%) Decision-Making
16 45 (9.36%) UML
Programming Languages
1 168 (34.93%) Java
2 145 (30.15%) JavaScript
3 127 (26.40%) C#
4 83 (17.26%) Python
5 74 (15.38%) SQL
6 65 (13.51%) C
7 60 (12.47%) C++
8 29 (6.03%) T-SQL
9 22 (4.57%) PHP
10 20 (4.16%) Go
10 20 (4.16%) Ruby
10 20 (4.16%) TypeScript
11 19 (3.95%) Scala
12 18 (3.74%) ES6
13 11 (2.29%) PowerShell
14 10 (2.08%) Embedded C
15 8 (1.66%) Java 8
16 7 (1.46%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.46%) R
17 6 (1.25%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 97 (20.17%) Degree
2 41 (8.52%) Security Cleared
3 28 (5.82%) DV Cleared
4 22 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (3.74%) ISTQB
5 18 (3.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 16 (3.33%) CCNP
7 14 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (2.91%) SC Cleared
8 11 (2.29%) CCIE
8 11 (2.29%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (1.25%) CCDP
10 5 (1.04%) CCNA
11 4 (0.83%) CCDA
11 4 (0.83%) CCIE Data Center
11 4 (0.83%) JNCIA
11 4 (0.83%) JNCIS
11 4 (0.83%) NCIE
12 3 (0.62%) CCSE
12 3 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (10.60%) QA
2 8 (1.66%) GDPR
2 8 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 6 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.04%) GPG13
4 5 (1.04%) PSD2
5 3 (0.62%) MISRA
5 3 (0.62%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.42%) SLA
7 1 (0.21%) Dublin Core
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 119 (24.74%) Docker
2 20 (4.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.70%) Firmware
4 9 (1.87%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.25%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.04%) HDFS
7 4 (0.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.62%) etcd
9 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 82 (17.05%) Kubernetes
2 49 (10.19%) Terraform
3 39 (8.11%) Ansible
4 25 (5.20%) Puppet
5 22 (4.57%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.29%) SCOM
7 6 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.83%) Packer
9 3 (0.62%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.62%) Consul
9 3 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.62%) Grafana
9 3 (0.62%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.62%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.42%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.42%) logstash
10 2 (0.42%) Perfmon
10 2 (0.42%) SCCM
10 2 (0.42%) WSUS
10 2 (0.42%) yum
Vendors
1 50 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.65%) WorldPay
3 22 (4.57%) Bloomberg
3 22 (4.57%) Reuters
4 20 (4.16%) VMware
5 19 (3.95%) Cisco
6 17 (3.53%) Google
7 13 (2.70%) Spotify
8 12 (2.49%) CheckPoint
8 12 (2.49%) Juniper
8 12 (2.49%) New Relic
9 11 (2.29%) SolarWinds
9 11 (2.29%) Virgin Media
10 10 (2.08%) HP
11 9 (1.87%) CommVault
11 9 (1.87%) Freshdesk
11 9 (1.87%) Oracle
11 9 (1.87%) PagerDuty
12 7 (1.46%) Mentor Graphics
12 7 (1.46%) Xilinx