Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 803 789 997
Rank change year-on-year -14 +208 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 302 414 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.25% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.26% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 224 329 188
England median annual salary £70,000 £63,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.00% +4.35%
10th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £46,250
90th Percentile £91,000 £90,750 £90,000
UK median annual salary £65,993 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +9.99% - +4.35%

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 140,998 160,198 168,981
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 95.98% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 114,079 129,943 142,192
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.53%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +35 123 £82,500 +3.13% 23
South East +28 85 £66,000 +12.34% 26
South West +54 47 £57,500 +15.00% 10
East of England -30 25 £60,000 -7.69% 11
North of England -67 15 £65,000 +18.18% 19
Midlands +20 11 £45,000 -20.88% 9
West Midlands +38 10 £45,000 -10.00% 9
North West -1 10 £72,500 +31.82% 18
Yorkshire -47 4 £60,000 +9.09% 1
East Midlands +25 1 £50,000 -13.04%
North East +1 1 £50,000 -8.26%
Principal Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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.

1 138 (45.70%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (42.05%) Software Engineering
3 81 (26.82%) Amazon AWS
4 71 (23.51%) Java
5 67 (22.19%) DevOps
6 65 (21.52%) Degree
7 64 (21.19%) TDD
8 59 (19.54%) Python
8 59 (19.54%) Docker
9 56 (18.54%) JavaScript
10 52 (17.22%) C#
11 50 (16.56%) Microservices
12 49 (16.23%) Continuous Delivery
13 47 (15.56%) C
14 44 (14.57%) Kubernetes
15 42 (13.91%) Scrum
16 41 (13.58%) Mentoring
17 40 (13.25%) Linux
18 39 (12.91%) SQL
19 38 (12.58%) Technical Leadership
20 37 (12.25%) Microsoft Azure
21 36 (11.92%) BDD
21 36 (11.92%) WorldPay
22 35 (11.59%) Windows
23 34 (11.26%) AngularJS
23 34 (11.26%) Node.js
24 33 (10.93%) OO
25 32 (10.60%) .NET
25 32 (10.60%) Computer Science
25 32 (10.60%) Git (software)

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 19 (6.29%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (4.30%) Apache Spark
3 8 (2.65%) Apache Solr
4 5 (1.66%) ArcGIS
5 4 (1.32%) Apache
5 4 (1.32%) CMS
6 3 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.99%) Confluence
6 3 (0.99%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.99%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.33%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.33%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.33%) lighttpd
7 1 (0.33%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.99%) OrCAD
2 2 (0.66%) Simulink
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (3.97%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 81 (26.82%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (12.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (6.95%) OpenShift
4 11 (3.64%) PaaS
4 11 (3.64%) Serverless
5 10 (3.31%) GitHub
6 9 (2.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 9 (2.98%) npm
7 8 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.99%) Office 365
9 3 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.99%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.66%) SaaS
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.33%) Datadog
11 1 (0.33%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.64%) LAN
1 11 (3.64%) Network Security
1 11 (3.64%) WAN
2 10 (3.31%) Firewall
3 9 (2.98%) MPLS
3 9 (2.98%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.98%) Wireless
4 8 (2.65%) IP Telephony
4 8 (2.65%) Unified Communications
5 7 (2.32%) Skype
6 6 (1.99%) Ethernet
7 4 (1.32%) IPsec
7 4 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.99%) Internet
8 3 (0.99%) SSL
8 3 (0.99%) VPN
9 2 (0.66%) Extranet
9 2 (0.66%) Intranet
10 1 (0.33%) DNS
10 1 (0.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.62%) Big Data
1 23 (7.62%) NoSQL
2 17 (5.63%) Apache Cassandra
3 16 (5.30%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (4.97%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (4.97%) SQL Server
5 13 (4.30%) Hadoop
6 11 (3.64%) MySQL
7 8 (2.65%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.32%) Geospatial Data
9 5 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.66%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.66%) Redis
10 3 (0.99%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.99%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.33%) Amazon Athena
12 1 (0.33%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.33%) DB2
12 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (10.60%) Git (software)
2 16 (5.30%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.97%) Maven
4 12 (3.97%) Cucumber
5 9 (2.98%) Bower
5 9 (2.98%) Grunt
5 9 (2.98%) gulp
5 9 (2.98%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (2.65%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.32%) JIRA
7 7 (2.32%) MSTest
7 7 (2.32%) Ranorex
8 5 (1.66%) Gradle
8 5 (1.66%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (1.66%) Rational Rhapsody
8 5 (1.66%) Selenium
9 4 (1.32%) git-flow
10 3 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.99%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.99%) CircleCI
General
1 21 (6.95%) Finance
1 21 (6.95%) Law
2 18 (5.96%) Banking
3 17 (5.63%) Automotive
4 16 (5.30%) Electronics
5 12 (3.97%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.31%) Aerospace
7 7 (2.32%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.99%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.99%) Marketing
9 5 (1.66%) Games
10 4 (1.32%) Retail
11 3 (0.99%) Publishing
12 1 (0.33%) Back Office
12 1 (0.33%) Legal
12 1 (0.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.26%) AngularJS
1 34 (11.26%) Node.js
2 32 (10.60%) .NET
3 31 (10.26%) React
3 31 (10.26%) Web Services
4 29 (9.60%) Spring
5 21 (6.95%) RESTful
6 16 (5.30%) Hibernate
6 16 (5.30%) WPF
7 14 (4.64%) Spring Boot
8 12 (3.97%) ASP.NET
8 12 (3.97%) Gherkin
9 10 (3.31%) HTML
9 10 (3.31%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (3.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (2.98%) Kafka
11 8 (2.65%) CSS
11 8 (2.65%) VCL
11 8 (2.65%) Velocity
11 8 (2.65%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.28%) Public Cloud
2 17 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (4.97%) Mobile App
4 14 (4.64%) Algorithms
5 10 (3.31%) User Experience
6 9 (2.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 7 (2.32%) BYOD
8 6 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.66%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.66%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.32%) Fintech
10 4 (1.32%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.99%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.99%) Marketing Technology
11 3 (0.99%) Optoelectronics
11 3 (0.99%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.99%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 40 (13.25%) Linux
2 35 (11.59%) Windows
3 10 (3.31%) Windows 10
4 8 (2.65%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.32%) Android
5 7 (2.32%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (1.32%) Unix
6 4 (1.32%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.99%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.66%) CentOS
9 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.33%) Solaris
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (45.70%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (42.05%) Software Engineering
3 67 (22.19%) DevOps
4 64 (21.19%) TDD
5 50 (16.56%) Microservices
6 49 (16.23%) Continuous Delivery
7 42 (13.91%) Scrum
8 41 (13.58%) Mentoring
9 38 (12.58%) Technical Leadership
10 36 (11.92%) BDD
11 33 (10.93%) OO
12 32 (10.60%) Computer Science
13 31 (10.26%) Test Automation
14 28 (9.27%) Continuous Improvement
14 28 (9.27%) Deployment Automation
15 27 (8.94%) Technical Debt
16 26 (8.61%) SDLC
16 26 (8.61%) Validation
17 25 (8.28%) Coaching
17 25 (8.28%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 71 (23.51%) Java
2 59 (19.54%) Python
3 56 (18.54%) JavaScript
4 52 (17.22%) C#
5 47 (15.56%) C
6 39 (12.91%) SQL
7 30 (9.93%) Scala
8 22 (7.28%) C++
9 17 (5.63%) Ruby
10 15 (4.97%) PowerShell
11 14 (4.64%) PHP
12 13 (4.30%) Bash Shell
13 11 (3.64%) Embedded C
13 11 (3.64%) Go
14 10 (3.31%) Java 8
15 8 (2.65%) Perl
15 8 (2.65%) Shell Script
16 7 (2.32%) Embedded C++
17 3 (0.99%) R
17 3 (0.99%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 65 (21.52%) Degree
2 28 (9.27%) Security Cleared
3 19 (6.29%) DV Cleared
4 12 (3.97%) SC Cleared
5 10 (3.31%) Chartered Engineer
5 10 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.65%) CCIE
6 8 (2.65%) PhD
7 4 (1.32%) MCSE
7 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.99%) CIPD
8 3 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.66%) CCNP
9 2 (0.66%) CISSP
9 2 (0.66%) CSSLP
9 2 (0.66%) GWAPT
10 1 (0.33%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.33%) RHCE
10 1 (0.33%) VCP6
10 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.95%) QA
2 10 (3.31%) ISO 26262
2 10 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 7 (2.32%) PSD2
4 3 (0.99%) GDPR
5 2 (0.66%) DO-160
5 2 (0.66%) DO-254
5 2 (0.66%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.66%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (19.54%) Docker
2 10 (3.31%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.65%) Varnish
3 8 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.32%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.99%) HDFS
6 2 (0.66%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.66%) Xen
7 1 (0.33%) Firmware
7 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.33%) KVM
7 1 (0.33%) NDS
7 1 (0.33%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 44 (14.57%) Kubernetes
2 27 (8.94%) Ansible
3 20 (6.62%) Puppet
4 15 (4.97%) Terraform
5 13 (4.30%) SCCM
6 10 (3.31%) Nagios
7 9 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (2.98%) Sysdig
8 4 (1.32%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.99%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.99%) SCOM
10 2 (0.66%) Capistrano
10 2 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.66%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.33%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.33%) Rancher
11 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 36 (11.92%) WorldPay
2 31 (10.26%) Oracle
3 19 (6.29%) Microsoft
4 14 (4.64%) Cisco
5 12 (3.97%) VMware
6 10 (3.31%) Splunk
7 9 (2.98%) AppDynamics
8 7 (2.32%) Citrix
8 7 (2.32%) Google
8 7 (2.32%) Ivanti
8 7 (2.32%) Mitel
9 6 (1.99%) EMC
10 5 (1.66%) ESRI
11 4 (1.32%) Polycom
12 3 (0.99%) Adobe
12 3 (0.99%) Apple
12 3 (0.99%) Juniper
12 3 (0.99%) New Relic
13 2 (0.66%) JDA
13 2 (0.66%) NetApp