Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Software Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 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 Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 987 1131 1098
Rank change year-on-year +144 -33 +121
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 163 66 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.097% 0.037% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.039% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 127 60 126
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £70,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +14.29%

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 161257 170357 198528
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130412 143799 166492
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 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Software Engineer in England

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Principal Software Engineer in England

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Software Engineer in England

Principal Software 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 Software Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 20 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
North of England +44 45 £55,000 -3.51% 6
East of England +32 42 £55,000 -4.35% 3
London +20 37 £80,000 +14.29% 6
South East +49 28 £75,000 +36.36% 6
Yorkshire +33 28 £52,500 -4.55% 3
North West 0 15 £55,000 -5.58% 3
Midlands - 7 £35,000 - 1
West Midlands - 6 - - 1
South West +10 4 £52,500 -6.67%
North East -1 2 £54,000 -6.09%
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
Principal Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Principal Software 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 163 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 108 (66.26%) Java
3 98 (60.12%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (41.72%) C++
5 58 (35.58%) TDD
6 56 (34.36%) Windows
6 56 (34.36%) Linux
7 55 (33.74%) Scrum
8 48 (29.45%) Mentoring
9 43 (26.38%) Pair Programming
10 42 (25.77%) Degree
11 39 (23.93%) JavaScript
12 38 (23.31%) Computer Science
13 34 (20.86%) Docker
14 33 (20.25%) AngularJS
14 33 (20.25%) C#
15 32 (19.63%) C
15 32 (19.63%) Python
15 32 (19.63%) Spring
15 32 (19.63%) BDD
15 32 (19.63%) RESTful
16 31 (19.02%) OO
16 31 (19.02%) Algorithms
17 30 (18.40%) Unit Testing
18 28 (17.18%) DevOps
19 27 (16.56%) QA
19 27 (16.56%) Mathematics
19 27 (16.56%) Amazon AWS
19 27 (16.56%) HTML
20 25 (15.34%) Physics

Principal Software 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 21 (12.88%) Tomcat
2 7 (4.29%) Apache
2 7 (4.29%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (3.68%) Apache Spark
3 6 (3.68%) GlassFish
3 6 (3.68%) JBoss
3 6 (3.68%) Jetty
4 2 (1.23%) CMS
5 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 27 (16.56%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.29%) SaaS
4 2 (1.23%) npm
4 2 (1.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 2 (1.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.61%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
5 1 (0.61%) Force.com
5 1 (0.61%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.61%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.68%) AMQP
2 5 (3.07%) HTTP
2 5 (3.07%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.45%) Internet
4 3 (1.84%) DNS
5 2 (1.23%) PCoIP
5 2 (1.23%) SSL
6 1 (0.61%) DHCP
6 1 (0.61%) GSM
6 1 (0.61%) LTE
6 1 (0.61%) SMS
6 1 (0.61%) UMTS
6 1 (0.61%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.61%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.82%) MySQL
2 12 (7.36%) MongoDB
2 12 (7.36%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.75%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (6.75%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (6.13%) Big Data
5 9 (5.52%) Hadoop
6 7 (4.29%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.68%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.68%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.23%) Blockchain
8 2 (1.23%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.61%) HBase
9 1 (0.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (7.36%) Jenkins
2 11 (6.75%) Subversion
3 10 (6.13%) Hudson
4 7 (4.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (4.29%) Maven
5 6 (3.68%) PHPUnit
6 5 (3.07%) CppUnit
6 5 (3.07%) JIRA
7 4 (2.45%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.45%) Travis CI
8 3 (1.84%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.84%) MSBuild
8 3 (1.84%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.23%) Selenium
9 2 (1.23%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.61%) Gradle
10 1 (0.61%) MSI
10 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.61%) WiX
General
1 15 (9.20%) Finance
2 7 (4.29%) Retail
3 6 (3.68%) Billing
4 3 (1.84%) Marketing
4 3 (1.84%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.23%) Advertising
5 2 (1.23%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.23%) Electronics
5 2 (1.23%) Military
6 1 (0.61%) Automotive
6 1 (0.61%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (20.25%) AngularJS
2 32 (19.63%) RESTful
2 32 (19.63%) Spring
3 27 (16.56%) HTML
4 24 (14.72%) React
4 24 (14.72%) REST
5 23 (14.11%) CSS
5 23 (14.11%) J2EE
6 22 (13.50%) Node.js
7 19 (11.66%) .NET
8 18 (11.04%) Hibernate
8 18 (11.04%) LAMP
9 17 (10.43%) Apache Axis
9 17 (10.43%) Symfony
10 15 (9.20%) Laravel
11 12 (7.36%) Web Services
12 11 (6.75%) Java EE
13 10 (6.13%) SOAP
14 9 (5.52%) Ember.js
15 8 (4.91%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (23.31%) Computer Science
2 31 (19.02%) Algorithms
3 17 (10.43%) 3D Printing
4 10 (6.13%) Data Structures
5 7 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.68%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (3.68%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.23%) Bitcoin
8 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.23%) PMI
8 2 (1.23%) Xbox
9 1 (0.61%) Kinect
9 1 (0.61%) Online Games
9 1 (0.61%) PKI
9 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.61%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 56 (34.36%) Linux
1 56 (34.36%) Windows
2 8 (4.91%) Android
2 8 (4.91%) Unix
3 7 (4.29%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.68%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.07%) AIX
5 5 (3.07%) Solaris
6 3 (1.84%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 98 (60.12%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (35.58%) TDD
4 55 (33.74%) Scrum
5 48 (29.45%) Mentoring
6 43 (26.38%) Pair Programming
7 32 (19.63%) BDD
8 31 (19.02%) OO
9 30 (18.40%) Unit Testing
10 28 (17.18%) DevOps
11 27 (16.56%) Mathematics
12 25 (15.34%) Kanban
12 25 (15.34%) Multithreading
12 25 (15.34%) Physics
13 23 (14.11%) Domain-Driven Design
13 23 (14.11%) Microservices
14 22 (13.50%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (12.88%) Software Architecture
16 19 (11.66%) Coaching
17 17 (10.43%) Content Writing
Programming Languages
1 108 (66.26%) Java
2 68 (41.72%) C++
3 39 (23.93%) JavaScript
4 33 (20.25%) C#
5 32 (19.63%) C
5 32 (19.63%) Python
6 20 (12.27%) PHP
7 19 (11.66%) SQL
8 17 (10.43%) Scala
9 9 (5.52%) R
10 6 (3.68%) Clojure
11 5 (3.07%) Ruby
12 3 (1.84%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.84%) Perl
13 2 (1.23%) Apex Code
13 2 (1.23%) Embedded C++
13 2 (1.23%) SOQL
13 2 (1.23%) SOSL
14 1 (0.61%) Fortran
14 1 (0.61%) Go
Qualifications
1 42 (25.77%) Degree
2 8 (4.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (3.07%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.07%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.23%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (16.56%) QA
System Software
1 34 (20.86%) Docker
2 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.61%) Firmware
3 1 (0.61%) KVM
3 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (9.20%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (9.20%) Puppet
2 14 (8.59%) Ansible
3 6 (3.68%) Marathon
4 5 (3.07%) Mesos
5 3 (1.84%) Kibana
6 2 (1.23%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.23%) Packer
7 1 (0.61%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.61%) Salt
Vendors
1 17 (10.43%) Zend
2 11 (6.75%) Oracle
3 6 (3.68%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.68%) Sophos
4 5 (3.07%) Google
5 4 (2.45%) Cadence
6 2 (1.23%) Alibaba
6 2 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.61%) VMware