Period
to 19 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 866 815 1029
Rank change year-on-year -51 +214 -106
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 253 354 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.22% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.23% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 197 292 167
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £45,625 £46,250 £46,250
90th Percentile £91,100 £89,875 £86,250
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +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 147,425 157,257 174,299
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 95.89% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 119,779 126,859 147,420
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £79,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +6 86 £80,000 - 18
South East +6 63 £60,000 +5.26% 22
South West +24 46 £57,500 +4.55% 15
North of England -35 30 £55,000 - 13
East of England -9 26 £60,000 -7.69% 18
Yorkshire -28 15 £50,000 -13.04% 2
North West +6 14 £68,750 +25.00% 10
West Midlands +23 4 £47,000 -6.00% 12
Midlands +1 4 £47,000 -6.00% 14
North East -11 1 £50,000 -8.26% 1
Principal Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 113 (44.66%) Software Engineering
2 112 (44.27%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (23.72%) Java
4 58 (22.92%) Degree
5 57 (22.53%) C#
6 56 (22.13%) C
7 52 (20.55%) Python
8 47 (18.58%) Amazon AWS
8 47 (18.58%) DevOps
9 44 (17.39%) Mentoring
9 44 (17.39%) JavaScript
9 44 (17.39%) TDD
10 42 (16.60%) Scrum
11 41 (16.21%) Linux
12 40 (15.81%) AngularJS
13 39 (15.42%) Docker
14 38 (15.02%) SQL
15 37 (14.62%) Test Automation
16 36 (14.23%) OO
17 34 (13.44%) Windows
17 34 (13.44%) C++
18 33 (13.04%) Security Cleared
19 32 (12.65%) Git (software)
19 32 (12.65%) BDD
20 27 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
20 27 (10.67%) Microservices
21 26 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
21 26 (10.28%) MVC
22 25 (9.88%) Finance
22 25 (9.88%) SDLC

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 (5.93%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (4.74%) Apache Spark
3 8 (3.16%) Apache
4 7 (2.77%) Confluence
4 7 (2.77%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.37%) Apache Solr
5 6 (2.37%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.98%) ArcGIS
7 4 (1.58%) nginx
8 3 (1.19%) lighttpd
9 2 (0.79%) CMS
10 1 (0.40%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.40%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.79%) OrCAD
2 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.40%) HipChat
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.79%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 47 (18.58%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.35%) GitHub
4 7 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (2.77%) npm
5 6 (2.37%) OpenShift
6 5 (1.98%) PaaS
6 5 (1.98%) SaaS
7 4 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.58%) Serverless
8 3 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.19%) IaaS
8 3 (1.19%) Office 365
9 2 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.40%) Loggly
10 1 (0.40%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.16%) IP Telephony
2 6 (2.37%) Network Security
3 5 (1.98%) Firewall
3 5 (1.98%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.58%) Ethernet
5 3 (1.19%) NAS
5 3 (1.19%) SAN
5 3 (1.19%) Wireless
6 2 (0.79%) DNS
6 2 (0.79%) Extranet
6 2 (0.79%) Internet
6 2 (0.79%) Intranet
7 1 (0.40%) BGP
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (0.40%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.40%) HTTP
7 1 (0.40%) OSPF
7 1 (0.40%) Software-Defined Radio
7 1 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.70%) NoSQL
2 19 (7.51%) SQL Server
3 17 (6.72%) Big Data
4 13 (5.14%) MySQL
5 12 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (3.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (3.56%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.16%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (3.16%) Hadoop
8 6 (2.37%) Geospatial Data
9 5 (1.98%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.98%) Redis
10 4 (1.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.79%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.79%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.40%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.40%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 32 (12.65%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.74%) Cucumber
3 10 (3.95%) JIRA
3 10 (3.95%) MSTest
3 10 (3.95%) Ranorex
3 10 (3.95%) Visual Studio
4 8 (3.16%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.16%) Maven
5 7 (2.77%) Bower
5 7 (2.77%) Grunt
5 7 (2.77%) gulp
5 7 (2.77%) Selenium
6 6 (2.37%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (1.98%) Gradle
8 4 (1.58%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (1.19%) FitNesse
9 3 (1.19%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.19%) Subversion
9 3 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.19%) tSQLt
General
1 25 (9.88%) Finance
2 16 (6.32%) Automotive
3 15 (5.93%) Law
4 13 (5.14%) Electronics
5 12 (4.74%) Banking
6 11 (4.35%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.77%) Aerospace
7 7 (2.77%) Retail
8 6 (2.37%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.98%) Games
9 5 (1.98%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.79%) Marketing
10 2 (0.79%) Military
11 1 (0.40%) Back Office
11 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.40%) French Language
11 1 (0.40%) German Language
11 1 (0.40%) Legal
11 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.81%) AngularJS
2 22 (8.70%) React
3 21 (8.30%) WPF
4 20 (7.91%) .NET
4 20 (7.91%) Web Services
5 19 (7.51%) Node.js
6 18 (7.11%) Spring
7 15 (5.93%) Hibernate
8 13 (5.14%) RESTful
9 12 (4.74%) Gherkin
10 11 (4.35%) ASP.NET
10 11 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (3.95%) Kafka
11 10 (3.95%) WCF
11 10 (3.95%) WinForms
12 9 (3.56%) Spring Boot
13 7 (2.77%) Velocity
14 6 (2.37%) J2EE
14 6 (2.37%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.70%) Algorithms
2 20 (7.91%) Computer Science
3 18 (7.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 9 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (3.56%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.16%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (3.16%) Fintech
5 8 (3.16%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.37%) User Experience
7 5 (1.98%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.58%) NHS
8 4 (1.58%) VHDL
9 3 (1.19%) Reinsurance
9 3 (1.19%) Verilog
10 2 (0.79%) ASIC
10 2 (0.79%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (16.21%) Linux
2 34 (13.44%) Windows
3 9 (3.56%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (3.16%) Windows 10
5 7 (2.77%) Unix
6 6 (2.37%) CentOS
6 6 (2.37%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.98%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.19%) Debian
9 2 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.40%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (44.66%) Software Engineering
2 112 (44.27%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (18.58%) DevOps
4 44 (17.39%) Mentoring
4 44 (17.39%) TDD
5 42 (16.60%) Scrum
6 37 (14.62%) Test Automation
7 36 (14.23%) OO
8 32 (12.65%) BDD
9 27 (10.67%) Microservices
10 26 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (10.28%) MVC
11 25 (9.88%) SDLC
12 24 (9.49%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (9.09%) Coaching
13 23 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
14 22 (8.70%) Validation
15 21 (8.30%) Problem-Solving
16 19 (7.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 18 (7.11%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 60 (23.72%) Java
2 57 (22.53%) C#
3 56 (22.13%) C
4 52 (20.55%) Python
5 44 (17.39%) JavaScript
6 38 (15.02%) SQL
7 34 (13.44%) C++
8 24 (9.49%) Scala
9 15 (5.93%) PHP
10 14 (5.53%) Embedded C
10 14 (5.53%) Java 8
10 14 (5.53%) Ruby
11 12 (4.74%) Embedded C++
12 11 (4.35%) PowerShell
13 10 (3.95%) Shell Script
14 9 (3.56%) Perl
15 7 (2.77%) Bash Shell
15 7 (2.77%) Go
16 4 (1.58%) TypeScript
17 3 (1.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (22.92%) Degree
2 33 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 24 (9.49%) SC Cleared
4 14 (5.53%) DV Cleared
5 8 (3.16%) Chartered Engineer
6 6 (2.37%) PhD
7 3 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.19%) ISEB
7 3 (1.19%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.19%) RHCE
7 3 (1.19%) VCP6
7 3 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.79%) CCIE
8 2 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.79%) CISSP
9 1 (0.40%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.40%) CCNP
9 1 (0.40%) CCSA
9 1 (0.40%) CIPD
9 1 (0.40%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.72%) QA
2 7 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 6 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.58%) GDPR
4 4 (1.58%) ISO 26262
4 4 (1.58%) MISRA
4 4 (1.58%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.79%) IEC 62304
5 2 (0.79%) PSD2
6 1 (0.40%) DO-160
6 1 (0.40%) DO-254
6 1 (0.40%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (15.42%) Docker
2 12 (4.74%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.37%) Firmware
4 6 (2.37%) Varnish
5 4 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.19%) KVM
6 3 (1.19%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.79%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.79%) vSphere
7 2 (0.79%) Xen
8 1 (0.40%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 22 (8.70%) Kubernetes
2 15 (5.93%) Ansible
3 13 (5.14%) Puppet
4 10 (3.95%) Terraform
5 6 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.58%) Prometheus
7 3 (1.19%) Nagios
7 3 (1.19%) SCCM
8 2 (0.79%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.79%) Sysdig
8 2 (0.79%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.79%) WSUS
9 1 (0.40%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.40%) Mesos
9 1 (0.40%) Rancher
9 1 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (7.11%) Oracle
2 13 (5.14%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.14%) VMware
3 11 (4.35%) WorldPay
4 7 (2.77%) Altera
4 7 (2.77%) Mitel
4 7 (2.77%) Xilinx
5 6 (2.37%) Citrix
5 6 (2.37%) Ivanti
5 6 (2.37%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.98%) ESRI
6 5 (1.98%) Google
7 4 (1.58%) EMC
8 3 (1.19%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.19%) Cisco
8 3 (1.19%) IBM
8 3 (1.19%) Splunk
9 2 (0.79%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.79%) hybris
9 2 (0.79%) New Relic