Period
to 20 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 20 September 2020.

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

Principal Engineer
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 61 62 101
Rank change year-on-year +1 +39 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 1 15 1
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Essex 0.22% 2.03% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 2.16% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 1 12 0
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
East of England median annual salary £75,000 £68,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +14.58% -9.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Permanent vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 431 694 1,263
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 93.91% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 341 487 1,048
Median annual salary £45,500 £42,000 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -0.59% -6.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £22,900 £21,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £67,500 £66,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,436 £45,000
% change year-on-year +0.14% +5.41% -

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings that featured Principal Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in Essex

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in Essex

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Principal Engineer in Essex.

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in Essex

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 20 September 2020, 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 Essex region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Wiki
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) VMware