The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

Principal Engineer
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 158 178
Rank change year-on-year +10 +20  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 9 19 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.35% 0.58% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.60% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 8 9 0
Median salary £55,000 £57,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.34% -  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2513 3193 3622
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.48% 96.70% 97.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2224 2618 2917
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in Leeds

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in Leeds

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Engineer in Leeds over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Engineer in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Leeds region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Spring
2 7 (58.33%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) J2EE
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) Hibernate
4 5 (41.67%) Scrum
4 5 (41.67%) RESTful
4 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
4 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
4 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
5 4 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Ember.js
5 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Pair Programming
5 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 4 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
5 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
5 4 (33.33%) WSDL
5 4 (33.33%) ISEB
5 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 4 (33.33%) SOAP
5 4 (33.33%) XML

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) FitNesse
2 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (25.00%) tSQLt
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) IntelliJ
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) Maven
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) Spring
2 6 (50.00%) J2EE
3 5 (41.67%) Hibernate
3 5 (41.67%) RESTful
4 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 4 (33.33%) Ember.js
4 4 (33.33%) SOAP
4 4 (33.33%) WSDL
4 4 (33.33%) XML
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 3 (25.00%) XSD
6 2 (16.67%) CSS
6 2 (16.67%) HTML
7 1 (8.33%) Apache Axis
7 1 (8.33%) HTML5
7 1 (8.33%) JSON
7 1 (8.33%) JSP
7 1 (8.33%) Spring MVC
7 1 (8.33%) XHTML
7 1 (8.33%) XSL
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
2 5 (41.67%) Scrum
2 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
3 4 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) ATDD
4 3 (25.00%) BDD
4 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (8.33%) Coaching
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Kanban
5 1 (8.33%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 3 (25.00%) C
4 3 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) hybris
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle