The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 717 843 865
Rank change year-on-year +126 +22  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 125 92 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.095% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.098% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 100 70 52
Median salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.16% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £85,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £56,250
% change year-on-year +4.76% -6.66%  

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 78973 93664 100549
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.32% 96.40% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 66148 79476 82818
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
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 £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Principal Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 3 months to 29 April 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
London +57 32 £82,500 +6.45% 5
South East +89 29 £57,500 +15.00% 1
South West +29 19 £57,500 +9.52% 2
West Midlands +27 14 £48,500 +2.10% 2
Yorkshire +3 11 £50,000 -13.04% 4
North West -16 10 £52,500 -
East of England +19 9 £61,250 +7.45% 3
East Midlands +19 2 £51,750 +3.50%
Principal Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, 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.

1 101 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (37.60%) Software Engineering
3 72 (28.80%) Java
4 57 (22.80%) C
5 47 (18.80%) Windows
6 45 (18.00%) SQL
7 44 (17.60%) DevOps
8 42 (16.80%) C#
8 42 (16.80%) C++
8 42 (16.80%) JavaScript
9 41 (16.40%) AngularJS
10 39 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (15.60%) TDD
11 37 (14.80%) Test Automation
12 35 (14.00%) Mentoring
12 35 (14.00%) Microservices
12 35 (14.00%) Linux
13 33 (13.20%) Degree
14 30 (12.00%) Software Architecture
15 29 (11.60%) VMware
16 28 (11.20%) Security Cleared
17 27 (10.80%) Amazon AWS
18 26 (10.40%) Scrum
19 25 (10.00%) .NET
19 25 (10.00%) Project Management
19 25 (10.00%) PowerShell
19 25 (10.00%) Jenkins
20 24 (9.60%) VMware Infrastructure
20 24 (9.60%) Cisco
20 24 (9.60%) Cisco Certification

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 8 (3.20%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.60%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.20%) Apache
4 2 (0.80%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.80%) Confluence
5 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.40%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.40%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.80%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.60%) SaaS
4 10 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (2.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (2.40%) Office 365
7 5 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.20%) Azure Machine Learning
8 3 (1.20%) Yammer
9 2 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.80%) GitHub
9 2 (0.80%) IaaS
10 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.40%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.40%) Google Container Engine
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.60%) LAN
2 14 (5.60%) Firewall
3 12 (4.80%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (4.80%) WAN
4 9 (3.60%) DNS
4 9 (3.60%) VPN
5 8 (3.20%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (2.80%) Wireless
7 6 (2.40%) MPLS
8 5 (2.00%) Ethernet
9 4 (1.60%) SAN
9 4 (1.60%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.60%) VoIP
9 4 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.20%) BGP
10 3 (1.20%) DHCP
10 3 (1.20%) H.323
10 3 (1.20%) HTTP
10 3 (1.20%) OSPF
10 3 (1.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.40%) Redis
2 19 (7.60%) CouchDB
2 19 (7.60%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (6.80%) SQL Server
4 14 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (4.80%) Big Data
5 12 (4.80%) MongoDB
6 10 (4.00%) BigQuery
6 10 (4.00%) MySQL
6 10 (4.00%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.60%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (1.60%) Data Mart
7 4 (1.60%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.60%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.60%) SAP HANA
7 4 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 25 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 19 (7.60%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.00%) Talend Open Studio
4 8 (3.20%) Rational DOORS
5 7 (2.80%) SpecFlow
6 6 (2.40%) Moq
6 6 (2.40%) Subversion
6 6 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.00%) JIRA
7 5 (2.00%) Vagrant
8 4 (1.60%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.60%) Selenium
9 3 (1.20%) CruiseControl
9 3 (1.20%) FitNesse
9 3 (1.20%) Hudson
9 3 (1.20%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.20%) Mockito
9 3 (1.20%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (1.20%) tSQLt
9 3 (1.20%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (7.20%) Finance
2 11 (4.40%) Electronics
3 9 (3.60%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.80%) Military
5 6 (2.40%) Automotive
5 6 (2.40%) Marketing
5 6 (2.40%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.00%) Banking
6 5 (2.00%) Games
7 4 (1.60%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.20%) Law
8 3 (1.20%) Publishing
9 2 (0.80%) Billing
10 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (16.40%) AngularJS
2 25 (10.00%) .NET
3 22 (8.80%) WPF
4 20 (8.00%) Dropwizard
5 19 (7.60%) HTML
5 19 (7.60%) Spring
6 16 (6.40%) Node.js
7 13 (5.20%) HTML5
7 13 (5.20%) Web Services
8 11 (4.40%) JSON
8 11 (4.40%) MFC
8 11 (4.40%) RESTful
9 10 (4.00%) Apache Camel
9 10 (4.00%) REST
10 9 (3.60%) CSS
10 9 (3.60%) J2EE
11 8 (3.20%) Spring Integration
11 8 (3.20%) WCF
11 8 (3.20%) XML
12 7 (2.80%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.80%) Computer Science
2 14 (5.60%) Embedded Systems
3 13 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.20%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.60%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.00%) Blog
6 5 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.00%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.60%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.60%) Semantic Web
8 2 (0.80%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.80%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.80%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.80%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.40%) CCTV
9 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.40%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 47 (18.80%) Windows
2 35 (14.00%) Linux
3 18 (7.20%) Unix
4 12 (4.80%) Android
5 10 (4.00%) Windows Server
6 9 (3.60%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.00%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.60%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.20%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.80%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (37.60%) Software Engineering
3 44 (17.60%) DevOps
4 39 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (15.60%) TDD
5 37 (14.80%) Test Automation
6 35 (14.00%) Mentoring
6 35 (14.00%) Microservices
7 30 (12.00%) Software Architecture
8 26 (10.40%) Scrum
9 25 (10.00%) Project Management
10 24 (9.60%) MVC
11 21 (8.40%) Line Management
12 20 (8.00%) Coaching
12 20 (8.00%) Configuration Management
13 18 (7.20%) BDD
14 17 (6.80%) Multithreading
15 16 (6.40%) Analytics
15 16 (6.40%) SDLC
15 16 (6.40%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 72 (28.80%) Java
2 57 (22.80%) C
3 45 (18.00%) SQL
4 42 (16.80%) C#
4 42 (16.80%) C++
4 42 (16.80%) JavaScript
5 25 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 20 (8.00%) TypeScript
7 18 (7.20%) Python
8 15 (6.00%) Bash Shell
9 11 (4.40%) Bourne shell
10 10 (4.00%) Embedded C
11 8 (3.20%) T-SQL
12 5 (2.00%) Embedded C++
13 3 (1.20%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.20%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.20%) Scala
14 2 (0.80%) Groovy
14 2 (0.80%) Perl
14 2 (0.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (13.20%) Degree
2 28 (11.20%) Security Cleared
3 24 (9.60%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (8.40%) SC Cleared
5 15 (6.00%) CCNP
6 11 (4.40%) CCIE
6 11 (4.40%) ISEB
7 8 (3.20%) ISTQB
8 5 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.60%) MCSE
10 3 (1.20%) CCNA
10 3 (1.20%) Chartered Engineer
10 3 (1.20%) MCSA
10 3 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.80%) CCDA
11 2 (0.80%) CCDP
11 2 (0.80%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.40%) HNC
12 1 (0.40%) HND
12 1 (0.40%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.00%) QA
2 5 (2.00%) Def Stans
3 4 (1.60%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.60%) MISRA
4 3 (1.20%) MISRA C
4 3 (1.20%) SDET
5 2 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.40%) DO-254
6 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (9.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (4.80%) Docker
3 10 (4.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (3.60%) Firmware
5 6 (2.40%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.40%) vSphere
6 3 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.80%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (3.20%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.20%) SCOM
3 6 (2.40%) Puppet
3 6 (2.40%) WSUS
4 4 (1.60%) SCCM
5 3 (1.20%) Ansible
5 3 (1.20%) Terraform
6 2 (0.80%) Consul
6 2 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.80%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.80%) Mesos
6 2 (0.80%) Nagios
6 2 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.80%) StatsD
6 2 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.40%) Packer
7 1 (0.40%) Salt
Vendors
1 29 (11.60%) VMware
2 24 (9.60%) Cisco
3 14 (5.60%) Google
4 10 (4.00%) F5
4 10 (4.00%) Talend
5 7 (2.80%) NetApp
6 6 (2.40%) Oracle
7 5 (2.00%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.00%) New Relic
7 5 (2.00%) Tableau
8 4 (1.60%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.60%) Atmel
8 4 (1.60%) Birst
8 4 (1.60%) EMC
8 4 (1.60%) Juniper
8 4 (1.60%) Microsoft
8 4 (1.60%) SAP
9 3 (1.20%) IBM
9 3 (1.20%) Mitel
9 3 (1.20%) Sophos
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