The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £56,500 in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

Principal Engineer
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 188 175
Rank change year-on-year +21 -13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 4 3 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.14% 0.087% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.089% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 9
Median salary £56,500 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.55% -18.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,300 £45,000 £54,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,700 £57,000 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,250 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.09% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. 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
Hampshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2862 3355 3642
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 96.79% 97.61% 98.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2544 2927 2989
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire that featured Principal Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in Hampshire

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in Hampshire

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

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in Hampshire

Principal Engineer
Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Ringwood - 1 £55,000 -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Principal Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Hampshire region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (89.47%) Software Engineering
2 16 (84.21%) C++
3 10 (52.63%) C
3 10 (52.63%) Windows
4 9 (47.37%) C#
4 9 (47.37%) WPF
4 9 (47.37%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (42.11%) Multithreading
5 8 (42.11%) MFC
6 7 (36.84%) SQL
7 6 (31.58%) Software Architecture
7 6 (31.58%) Linux
7 6 (31.58%) STL
8 5 (26.32%) Firmware
8 5 (26.32%) UML
8 5 (26.32%) OOP
8 5 (26.32%) OO
8 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (21.05%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
10 3 (15.79%) Military
10 3 (15.79%) Project Management
11 2 (10.53%) Aerospace
11 2 (10.53%) VMware
11 2 (10.53%) Requirements Management
11 2 (10.53%) Unix
11 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
11 2 (10.53%) Mobile Application Development
11 2 (10.53%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (10.53%) Qt

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 (5.26%) SAN
1 1 (5.26%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.26%) eggPlant
General
1 3 (15.79%) Military
2 2 (10.53%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) WPF
2 8 (42.11%) MFC
3 6 (31.58%) STL
4 2 (10.53%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Linux
3 4 (21.05%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Unix
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Software Engineering
2 8 (42.11%) Multithreading
3 6 (31.58%) Software Architecture
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) OO
4 5 (26.32%) OOP
4 5 (26.32%) UML
5 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.79%) Project Management
7 2 (10.53%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (10.53%) Requirements Management
8 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Open Source
8 1 (5.26%) Open Source Development
8 1 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
8 1 (5.26%) TDD
8 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
8 1 (5.26%) Test Management
8 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) C++
2 10 (52.63%) C
3 9 (47.37%) C#
4 7 (36.84%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) HND
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Firmware
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) VMware