Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Software Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Principal Software Developer
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1129 1173 1239
Rank change year-on-year +44 +66 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Developer 19 16 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.011% 0.009% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.009% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 18 14 24
England median annual salary £55,000 £64,400 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.60% +7.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £52,500 £44,754 £50,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £75,250 £62,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £64,400 £60,000
% change year-on-year -14.60% +7.33% +20.00%

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 159903 171823 198391
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 129207 145031 166378
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Principal Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Principal Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Software Developer in England

Principal Software Developer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Principal Software Developer in England.

Salary trend for Principal Software Developer in England

Principal Software Developer
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 Software Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
East of England +33 17 £55,000 +46.67%
London +7 1 £57,500 -
North of England -4 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Principal Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Principal Software Developer 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 18 (94.74%) C++
2 17 (89.47%) Java
2 17 (89.47%) CAD
2 17 (89.47%) CAE
2 17 (89.47%) C
2 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 17 (89.47%) Linux
2 17 (89.47%) Software Engineering
2 17 (89.47%) 3D Printing
2 17 (89.47%) Degree
2 17 (89.47%) Mathematics
2 17 (89.47%) Physics
2 17 (89.47%) Computer Science
2 17 (89.47%) Apache Axis
2 17 (89.47%) Algorithms
2 17 (89.47%) Content Writing
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) .NET
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) VB
4 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.26%) OO
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development

Principal Software Developer 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Advertising
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (89.47%) Apache Axis
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
3 1 (5.26%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) WCF
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (89.47%) 3D Printing
1 17 (89.47%) Algorithms
1 17 (89.47%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Linux
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) CAD
1 17 (89.47%) CAE
1 17 (89.47%) Content Writing
1 17 (89.47%) Mathematics
1 17 (89.47%) Physics
1 17 (89.47%) Software Engineering
2 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (5.26%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
2 1 (5.26%) MVC
2 1 (5.26%) OO
2 1 (5.26%) Scrum
2 1 (5.26%) SDLC
2 1 (5.26%) SOLID
2 1 (5.26%) TDD
2 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
2 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) C++
2 17 (89.47%) C
2 17 (89.47%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) VB
4 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (89.47%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft