The median annual salary for a Principal Software Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 859 907 948
Rank change year-on-year +48 +41  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Developer 7 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.008% 0.004% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.004% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 5
Median salary £55,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.42% +3.70%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £53,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year +2.32% -10.41%  

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 80401 89287 99134
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.98% 96.53% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 66065 76163 82600
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Principal Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Software Developer in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram 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 3 months to 27 June 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
East of England -10 3 £55,000 +46.66% 1
London +37 2 £81,250 -12.16%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £55,000 - 1
Principal Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 8 (53.33%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Java
3 6 (40.00%) C#
3 6 (40.00%) HTML
3 6 (40.00%) Degree
4 5 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 5 (33.33%) Ruby
4 5 (33.33%) C++
4 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (33.33%) .NET
4 5 (33.33%) CSS
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) Windows
5 4 (26.67%) C
5 4 (26.67%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (26.67%) Physics
5 4 (26.67%) Algorithms
6 3 (20.00%) Content Writing
6 3 (20.00%) 3D Printing
6 3 (20.00%) Apache Axis
6 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) CAD
6 3 (20.00%) CAE
6 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (13.33%) Scrum
7 2 (13.33%) MVC
7 2 (13.33%) Advertising

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) OpenStack
1 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (6.67%) CouchDB
2 1 (6.67%) MariaDB
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) Neo4j
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Games
2 1 (6.67%) Military
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) HTML
2 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 5 (33.33%) CSS
3 4 (26.67%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (20.00%) Apache Axis
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (13.33%) WCF
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
6 1 (6.67%) HTML5
6 1 (6.67%) jQuery
6 1 (6.67%) JSP
6 1 (6.67%) POSIX
6 1 (6.67%) REST
6 1 (6.67%) Sass
6 1 (6.67%) SOAP
6 1 (6.67%) Spring
6 1 (6.67%) Web Services
6 1 (6.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (26.67%) Algorithms
3 3 (20.00%) 3D Printing
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) e-Health
4 1 (6.67%) Grid Computing
4 1 (6.67%) LIMS
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 4 (26.67%) Physics
3 3 (20.00%) CAD
3 3 (20.00%) CAE
3 3 (20.00%) Content Writing
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) Coaching
4 2 (13.33%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 2 (13.33%) Informatics
4 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (13.33%) MVC
4 2 (13.33%) OO
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) SOLID
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Health Informatics
5 1 (6.67%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) C#
3 5 (33.33%) C++
3 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) Ruby
4 4 (26.67%) C
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (6.67%) Go
7 1 (6.67%) Haskell
7 1 (6.67%) Perl
7 1 (6.67%) Python
7 1 (6.67%) R
7 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
7 1 (6.67%) VB
7 1 (6.67%) VB6
7 1 (6.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (6.67%) GSEC
2 1 (6.67%) Master's Degree
2 1 (6.67%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
1 1 (6.67%) KVM
1 1 (6.67%) LXC
1 1 (6.67%) Slurm Workload Manager
1 1 (6.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Mesos
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Pegasus
2 1 (6.67%) TOWER Software
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago