Period
to 22 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 874 1071 1018
Rank change year-on-year +197 -53 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 285 185 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.097% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 241 155 155
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% -

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 160847 183530 200860
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.01% 96.53% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 131954 155895 166469
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 22 July 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 6 months to 22 July 2017. 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 +74 94 £85,000 +13.33% 5
South East +98 53 £58,000 -10.77% 3
North of England +6 52 £55,000 - 4
East of England +49 35 £67,500 +42.11% 9
Yorkshire +39 35 £57,500 - 3
South West +19 28 £57,500 +4.55% 3
Midlands +50 24 £48,500 -0.51%
West Midlands +36 21 £48,500 +2.11%
North West -19 15 £52,500 -
East Midlands +16 3 £48,500 -7.62%
North East - 2 £55,000 - 1
Principal Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 108 (37.89%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (36.14%) Software Engineering
3 85 (29.82%) Linux
4 79 (27.72%) Windows
5 73 (25.61%) Java
6 63 (22.11%) C
7 60 (21.05%) C++
7 60 (21.05%) SQL
7 60 (21.05%) Mentoring
8 56 (19.65%) Amazon AWS
9 55 (19.30%) TDD
10 54 (18.95%) C#
11 53 (18.60%) Degree
11 53 (18.60%) DevOps
12 47 (16.49%) Docker
13 46 (16.14%) Scrum
14 41 (14.39%) Computer Science
15 39 (13.68%) Finance
15 39 (13.68%) JavaScript
15 39 (13.68%) .NET
16 36 (12.63%) SQL Server
16 36 (12.63%) Python
16 36 (12.63%) Ansible
17 34 (11.93%) Puppet
18 32 (11.23%) Mathematics
19 31 (10.88%) Microsoft
20 29 (10.18%) Microsoft Azure
21 28 (9.82%) Git (software)
21 28 (9.82%) BDD
21 28 (9.82%) AngularJS

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 23 (8.07%) Apache
2 19 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 12 (4.21%) CMS
4 11 (3.86%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (2.46%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.75%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.40%) IIS
7 4 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.40%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.05%) nginx
9 2 (0.70%) Confluence
9 2 (0.70%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.70%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 56 (19.65%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (10.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (3.51%) SaaS
5 9 (3.16%) Office 365
6 7 (2.46%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (2.46%) Azure Machine Learning
6 7 (2.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (1.75%) GitHub
8 4 (1.40%) Sumo Logic
9 3 (1.05%) IaaS
9 3 (1.05%) Yammer
10 2 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.35%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.35%) Google Container Engine
11 1 (0.35%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.42%) DNS
2 12 (4.21%) Firewall
3 10 (3.51%) SAN
3 10 (3.51%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.46%) LAN
4 7 (2.46%) Network Security
4 7 (2.46%) WAN
4 7 (2.46%) Wireless
5 5 (1.75%) BGP
5 5 (1.75%) OSPF
5 5 (1.75%) Software-Defined Networking
5 5 (1.75%) VPN
6 4 (1.40%) DHCP
6 4 (1.40%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.05%) Multicast
7 3 (1.05%) VoIP
7 3 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.70%) PCoIP
8 2 (0.70%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.63%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.96%) MongoDB
2 17 (5.96%) NoSQL
3 16 (5.61%) MySQL
4 12 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (3.51%) Big Data
6 10 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (3.16%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (2.81%) BigQuery
8 8 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (2.46%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (2.46%) Blockchain
9 7 (2.46%) DocumentDB
9 7 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.75%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.05%) OpenTSDB
12 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (9.82%) Git (software)
2 13 (4.56%) SpecFlow
2 13 (4.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (4.21%) Talend Open Studio
4 11 (3.86%) Jenkins
5 9 (3.16%) JIRA
6 7 (2.46%) NUnit
6 7 (2.46%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (2.46%) Subversion
6 7 (2.46%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.75%) FitNesse
7 5 (1.75%) PHPUnit
7 5 (1.75%) Selenium
8 4 (1.40%) Artifactory
8 4 (1.40%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.40%) InstallShield
8 4 (1.40%) Jasmine
8 4 (1.40%) MSTest
8 4 (1.40%) tSQLt
9 3 (1.05%) Grunt
General
1 39 (13.68%) Finance
2 16 (5.61%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.86%) Electronics
4 9 (3.16%) Marketing
4 9 (3.16%) Military
5 8 (2.81%) Aerospace
5 8 (2.81%) Retail
6 7 (2.46%) Banking
6 7 (2.46%) Online Betting
7 6 (2.11%) Games
8 5 (1.75%) Law
9 4 (1.40%) Publishing
10 3 (1.05%) Automotive
10 3 (1.05%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.35%) Advertising
11 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (13.68%) .NET
2 28 (9.82%) AngularJS
3 25 (8.77%) HTML
3 25 (8.77%) WPF
4 20 (7.02%) CSS
4 20 (7.02%) React
5 19 (6.67%) Web Services
6 17 (5.96%) Node.js
7 16 (5.61%) WCF
7 16 (5.61%) XML
8 14 (4.91%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (4.56%) ASP.NET
9 13 (4.56%) RESTful
10 12 (4.21%) HTML5
10 12 (4.21%) Kafka
10 12 (4.21%) MFC
11 11 (3.86%) .NET Framework
12 10 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (3.16%) Entity Framework
13 9 (3.16%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.39%) Computer Science
2 24 (8.42%) Algorithms
3 17 (5.96%) Embedded Systems
4 13 (4.56%) Data Structures
5 12 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (4.21%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.86%) Mobile App
7 10 (3.51%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.46%) Blog
8 7 (2.46%) Fintech
8 7 (2.46%) Over-the-Top Content
9 6 (2.11%) 3D Printing
9 6 (2.11%) Semantic Web
10 5 (1.75%) ASIC
10 5 (1.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 5 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (1.05%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 85 (29.82%) Linux
2 79 (27.72%) Windows
3 24 (8.42%) Android
3 24 (8.42%) Apple iOS
4 20 (7.02%) CentOS
5 18 (6.32%) Windows Server
6 13 (4.56%) Ubuntu
6 13 (4.56%) Unix
7 6 (2.11%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.40%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.70%) VMS
11 2 (0.70%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (37.89%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (36.14%) Software Engineering
3 60 (21.05%) Mentoring
4 55 (19.30%) TDD
5 53 (18.60%) DevOps
6 46 (16.14%) Scrum
7 32 (11.23%) Mathematics
8 28 (9.82%) BDD
9 27 (9.47%) Unit Testing
10 26 (9.12%) Coaching
10 26 (9.12%) Open Source
10 26 (9.12%) Test Automation
11 25 (8.77%) Software Architecture
12 22 (7.72%) MVC
12 22 (7.72%) OO
13 20 (7.02%) Multithreading
14 19 (6.67%) Kanban
14 19 (6.67%) Machine Learning
15 17 (5.96%) Physics
15 17 (5.96%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 73 (25.61%) Java
2 63 (22.11%) C
3 60 (21.05%) C++
3 60 (21.05%) SQL
4 54 (18.95%) C#
5 39 (13.68%) JavaScript
6 36 (12.63%) Python
7 25 (8.77%) PowerShell
8 17 (5.96%) T-SQL
9 12 (4.21%) Embedded C
10 9 (3.16%) Bash Shell
10 9 (3.16%) PHP
11 8 (2.81%) Embedded C++
11 8 (2.81%) Go
12 7 (2.46%) Apple Swift
12 7 (2.46%) Objective-C
13 6 (2.11%) Scala
14 5 (1.75%) Bourne shell
14 5 (1.75%) Ruby
15 4 (1.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (18.60%) Degree
2 21 (7.37%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 14 (4.91%) CCNP
6 8 (2.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (2.46%) CCIE
7 7 (2.46%) ISTQB
7 7 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.11%) ISEB
9 5 (1.75%) Chartered Engineer
9 5 (1.75%) MCSE
10 4 (1.40%) CCNA
10 4 (1.40%) HND
10 4 (1.40%) MCSA
11 2 (0.70%) CCDA
11 2 (0.70%) CCDP
12 1 (0.35%) HNC
12 1 (0.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.32%) QA
2 6 (2.11%) DO-254
3 5 (1.75%) MISRA
4 3 (1.05%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.05%) Def Stans
4 3 (1.05%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.70%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.35%) JTAG
6 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.35%) RMADS
System Software
1 47 (16.49%) Docker
2 21 (7.37%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.26%) Firmware
4 12 (4.21%) vSphere
5 8 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (2.46%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 36 (12.63%) Ansible
2 34 (11.93%) Puppet
3 20 (7.02%) Nagios
3 20 (7.02%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (6.32%) Kubernetes
5 11 (3.86%) SCOM
6 9 (3.16%) SCCM
7 8 (2.81%) WSUS
8 7 (2.46%) Terraform
9 6 (2.11%) Prometheus
10 4 (1.40%) Grafana
10 4 (1.40%) Rundeck
11 3 (1.05%) Icinga
11 3 (1.05%) Mesos
11 3 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (1.05%) Packer
11 3 (1.05%) Salt
11 3 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (10.88%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.82%) VMware
3 26 (9.12%) Google
4 17 (5.96%) Red Hat
5 14 (4.91%) Cisco
6 13 (4.56%) NetApp
7 12 (4.21%) Talend
8 11 (3.86%) AppDynamics
9 8 (2.81%) Oracle
10 7 (2.46%) Atlassian
10 7 (2.46%) New Relic
10 7 (2.46%) Xamarin
10 7 (2.46%) Zend
11 5 (1.75%) Citrix
12 4 (1.40%) Atmel
12 4 (1.40%) PagerDuty
12 4 (1.40%) Splunk
13 3 (1.05%) AppSense
13 3 (1.05%) IBM
13 3 (1.05%) Symantec
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Cloud Computing International
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: 70,000 to £85,000
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 58,000 plus car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £70,000 - 95,000 + excellent benefits including a VERY generous bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-60k Plus Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £40k - 75k per year + Incredible Prospects+Potential+Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
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Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Exceptional Salary and Benefits - please contact for details
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
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Salary: Competitive
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Salary: £37000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus
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Salary: to £70k plus benefits
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Salary: £60000 - £67000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £80000 - £81000 per annum + bonus & extensive benefits
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