Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 727 936 950
Rank change year-on-year +209 +14 +106
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 427 221 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 336 190 261
England median annual salary £65,000 £58,250 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.59% +1.30% +15.00%
10th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £46,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,875 £82,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £58,250 £57,500
% change year-on-year +11.59% +1.30% +15.00%

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 156,012 158,988 189,575
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.06% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 128,049 133,268 160,004
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 £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 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 +72 142 £80,000 -8.57% 16
North of England +59 111 £55,000 - 14
East of England +71 80 £65,000 +4.00% 21
Yorkshire +90 77 £55,000 - 5
South East +35 67 £60,000 +3.00% 18
North West -5 32 £55,000 - 7
Midlands +2 15 £54,375 +1.16% 17
West Midlands +5 12 £50,000 -4.76% 10
South West -14 12 £51,500 -10.43% 6
East Midlands +10 3 £57,500 +4.55% 7
North East -15 2 £54,000 -6.09% 2
Principal Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Principal Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 240 (56.21%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (54.33%) Software Engineering
3 191 (44.73%) Java
4 87 (20.37%) C++
5 86 (20.14%) Mentoring
6 85 (19.91%) Scrum
7 82 (19.20%) TDD
8 78 (18.27%) Linux
9 69 (16.16%) C#
9 69 (16.16%) Degree
9 69 (16.16%) DevOps
10 68 (15.93%) C
10 68 (15.93%) Windows
11 66 (15.46%) Amazon AWS
11 66 (15.46%) BDD
12 65 (15.22%) Microservices
13 59 (13.82%) Test Automation
13 59 (13.82%) SQL
14 57 (13.35%) Python
15 56 (13.11%) JavaScript
16 54 (12.65%) J2EE
17 53 (12.41%) Pair Programming
18 49 (11.48%) Spring
18 49 (11.48%) OO
19 48 (11.24%) Docker
20 46 (10.77%) Web Services
20 46 (10.77%) RESTful
21 44 (10.30%) REST
22 42 (9.84%) Scala
22 42 (9.84%) Computer Science

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 26 (6.09%) Apache Spark
1 26 (6.09%) Tomcat
2 21 (4.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 11 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (2.34%) Apache
5 8 (1.87%) JBoss
6 6 (1.41%) GlassFish
6 6 (1.41%) IIS
6 6 (1.41%) Jetty
7 5 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.70%) CMS
8 3 (0.70%) Confluence
8 3 (0.70%) nginx
8 3 (0.70%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.47%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.23%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (2.34%) Simulink
2 3 (0.70%) OrCAD
3 1 (0.23%) Abaqus
3 1 (0.23%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.23%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 66 (15.46%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (7.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.28%) SaaS
4 9 (2.11%) GitHub
5 7 (1.64%) OpenShift
6 5 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.94%) IaaS
7 4 (0.94%) npm
8 3 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.70%) Datadog
8 3 (0.70%) Serverless
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.47%) Heroku
9 2 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.23%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.45%) Firewall
1 19 (4.45%) TCP/IP
2 16 (3.75%) DNS
3 9 (2.11%) Internet
4 7 (1.64%) Network Security
4 7 (1.64%) Wireless
5 6 (1.41%) AMQP
5 6 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (1.41%) ICMP
5 6 (1.41%) VPN
5 6 (1.41%) WAN
6 5 (1.17%) DHCP
6 5 (1.17%) Extranet
6 5 (1.17%) HTTP
6 5 (1.17%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (1.17%) LAN
7 4 (0.94%) LTE
8 3 (0.70%) SAN
8 3 (0.70%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (0.70%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.60%) Hadoop
2 34 (7.96%) Big Data
3 30 (7.03%) Apache Cassandra
4 28 (6.56%) SQL Server
5 26 (6.09%) NoSQL
6 22 (5.15%) MongoDB
6 22 (5.15%) MySQL
7 19 (4.45%) Relational Database
7 19 (4.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (2.11%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.87%) Redis
11 6 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.17%) Data Lake
12 5 (1.17%) HBase
13 3 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.70%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.70%) QlikView
14 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (7.73%) Git (software)
1 33 (7.73%) Jenkins
2 21 (4.92%) Maven
3 18 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (3.98%) FitNesse
4 17 (3.98%) SpecFlow
4 17 (3.98%) tSQLt
5 16 (3.75%) JIRA
6 13 (3.04%) Hudson
7 11 (2.58%) Cucumber
8 10 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (2.11%) Subversion
10 7 (1.64%) Travis CI
11 6 (1.41%) Artifactory
12 5 (1.17%) CppUnit
12 5 (1.17%) Gradle
12 5 (1.17%) MSTest
12 5 (1.17%) NUnit
12 5 (1.17%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (1.17%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (8.43%) Finance
2 21 (4.92%) Retail
2 21 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.45%) Electronics
4 12 (2.81%) Marketing
5 10 (2.34%) Military
6 9 (2.11%) Law
7 8 (1.87%) Aerospace
7 8 (1.87%) Games
8 6 (1.41%) Billing
9 4 (0.94%) Digital Economy
10 3 (0.70%) Automotive
10 3 (0.70%) Banking
10 3 (0.70%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.23%) Advertising
12 1 (0.23%) Avionics
12 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (12.65%) J2EE
2 49 (11.48%) Spring
3 46 (10.77%) RESTful
3 46 (10.77%) Web Services
4 44 (10.30%) REST
5 40 (9.37%) SOAP
6 39 (9.13%) AngularJS
7 37 (8.67%) Node.js
8 36 (8.43%) .NET
9 32 (7.49%) React
10 30 (7.03%) CSS
11 28 (6.56%) Hibernate
11 28 (6.56%) HTML
12 26 (6.09%) XML
13 24 (5.62%) WSDL
13 24 (5.62%) XSD
14 17 (3.98%) Java EE
14 17 (3.98%) JMS
15 16 (3.75%) Kafka
16 15 (3.51%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.84%) Computer Science
2 27 (6.32%) Algorithms
3 19 (4.45%) ASIC
4 14 (3.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 13 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.58%) 3D Printing
7 9 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.87%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.64%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.64%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.41%) Smart Meter
11 5 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (1.17%) MPEG
12 4 (0.94%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.94%) Fintech
12 4 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.94%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.94%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.94%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 78 (18.27%) Linux
2 68 (15.93%) Windows
3 17 (3.98%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.34%) Unix
5 6 (1.41%) Solaris
5 6 (1.41%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.17%) AIX
7 4 (0.94%) Android
8 3 (0.70%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.70%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.47%) CentOS
9 2 (0.47%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.23%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (56.21%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (54.33%) Software Engineering
3 86 (20.14%) Mentoring
4 85 (19.91%) Scrum
5 82 (19.20%) TDD
6 69 (16.16%) DevOps
7 66 (15.46%) BDD
8 65 (15.22%) Microservices
9 59 (13.82%) Test Automation
10 53 (12.41%) Pair Programming
11 49 (11.48%) OO
12 37 (8.67%) Coaching
12 37 (8.67%) E-Commerce
13 35 (8.20%) Kanban
14 33 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
15 28 (6.56%) Open Source
16 27 (6.32%) Multithreading
17 26 (6.09%) Domain-Driven Design
17 26 (6.09%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 191 (44.73%) Java
2 87 (20.37%) C++
3 69 (16.16%) C#
4 68 (15.93%) C
5 59 (13.82%) SQL
6 57 (13.35%) Python
7 56 (13.11%) JavaScript
8 42 (9.84%) Scala
9 28 (6.56%) T-SQL
10 22 (5.15%) Ruby
11 21 (4.92%) PHP
12 20 (4.68%) R
13 15 (3.51%) MATLAB
14 13 (3.04%) Go
15 9 (2.11%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.64%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.64%) Clojure
17 6 (1.41%) Apex Code
18 5 (1.17%) Perl
18 5 (1.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 69 (16.16%) Degree
2 21 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.22%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (2.11%) PhD
7 7 (1.64%) CCNP
7 7 (1.64%) ISEB
8 6 (1.41%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.17%) HND
10 4 (0.94%) CCIE
10 4 (0.94%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 2 (0.47%) CCDE
11 2 (0.47%) CCIE Data Center
11 2 (0.47%) CCIE Security
11 2 (0.47%) CCNA
11 2 (0.47%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.73%) QA
2 9 (2.11%) DO-254
3 3 (0.70%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.47%) JTAG
5 1 (0.23%) DO-160
5 1 (0.23%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (11.24%) Docker
2 24 (5.62%) Firmware
3 8 (1.87%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.94%) vSphere
7 2 (0.47%) HDFS
7 2 (0.47%) KVM
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.23%) LXC
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (6.32%) Ansible
3 22 (5.15%) Kubernetes
4 21 (4.92%) Puppet
5 9 (2.11%) Terraform
6 8 (1.87%) Prometheus
7 6 (1.41%) Kibana
7 6 (1.41%) Marathon
8 4 (0.94%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 3 (0.70%) Mesos
9 3 (0.70%) Oozie
9 3 (0.70%) SCCM
10 2 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.47%) Nagios
10 2 (0.47%) TrustSec
11 1 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.23%) Consul
11 1 (0.23%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.23%) Salt
11 1 (0.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (5.85%) Oracle
2 22 (5.15%) Adobe
3 21 (4.92%) Microsoft
4 16 (3.75%) Google
5 13 (3.04%) VMware
5 13 (3.04%) Zend
6 11 (2.58%) Cisco
6 11 (2.58%) Sophos
7 7 (1.64%) CheckPoint
7 7 (1.64%) Palo Alto
8 6 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.41%) SAP
9 5 (1.17%) Meraki
10 4 (0.94%) Cadence
10 4 (0.94%) EMC
10 4 (0.94%) HP
10 4 (0.94%) Informatica
10 4 (0.94%) Jitterbit
10 4 (0.94%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.70%) Juniper