Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 232 251
Rank change year-on-year +90 +19 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 75 5 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.53% 0.092% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 0.094% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 73 5 26
Leeds median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £69,250
West Yorkshire median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - -4.35% +4.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Permanent vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 4749 5333 6820
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.04% 98.09% 97.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4009 4597 5482
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 18 November 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 68 (90.67%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (68.00%) Software Engineering
3 35 (46.67%) SQL
4 34 (45.33%) BDD
5 32 (42.67%) T-SQL
6 30 (40.00%) Java
7 27 (36.00%) C#
8 25 (33.33%) Scrum
9 24 (32.00%) SQL Server
9 24 (32.00%) Test Automation
10 23 (30.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 23 (30.67%) Mentoring
10 23 (30.67%) Pair Programming
11 21 (28.00%) Web Services
12 20 (26.67%) XML
12 20 (26.67%) J2EE
13 19 (25.33%) XSD
13 19 (25.33%) SOAP
13 19 (25.33%) WSDL
13 19 (25.33%) SpecFlow
13 19 (25.33%) ATDD
13 19 (25.33%) FitNesse
13 19 (25.33%) Team Foundation Server
14 18 (24.00%) Git (software)
14 18 (24.00%) Performance Testing
14 18 (24.00%) tSQLt
14 18 (24.00%) Exploratory Testing
15 16 (21.33%) React
15 16 (21.33%) AngularJS
15 16 (21.33%) Unit Testing

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 12 (16.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 9 (12.00%) IIS
2 9 (12.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (10.67%) Tomcat
4 7 (9.33%) Apache
5 1 (1.33%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (30.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (21.33%) MySQL
4 14 (18.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (18.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.33%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.33%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.33%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.33%) Presto
Development Applications
1 19 (25.33%) FitNesse
1 19 (25.33%) SpecFlow
1 19 (25.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (24.00%) Git (software)
2 18 (24.00%) tSQLt
3 12 (16.00%) Cucumber
4 9 (12.00%) MSTest
4 9 (12.00%) NUnit
5 6 (8.00%) PHPUnit
5 6 (8.00%) Subversion
6 1 (1.33%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.33%) Selenium
6 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (14.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.00%) Web Services
2 20 (26.67%) J2EE
2 20 (26.67%) XML
3 19 (25.33%) SOAP
3 19 (25.33%) WSDL
3 19 (25.33%) XSD
4 16 (21.33%) AngularJS
4 16 (21.33%) LAMP
4 16 (21.33%) Node.js
4 16 (21.33%) React
5 15 (20.00%) CSS
5 15 (20.00%) HTML
5 15 (20.00%) Laravel
5 15 (20.00%) Symfony
6 12 (16.00%) .NET
7 9 (12.00%) MSMQ
7 9 (12.00%) RESTful
7 9 (12.00%) WCF
8 8 (10.67%) Ember.js
8 8 (10.67%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (90.67%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (68.00%) Software Engineering
3 34 (45.33%) BDD
4 25 (33.33%) Scrum
5 24 (32.00%) Test Automation
6 23 (30.67%) Mentoring
6 23 (30.67%) Pair Programming
7 19 (25.33%) ATDD
8 18 (24.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 18 (24.00%) Performance Testing
9 16 (21.33%) TDD
9 16 (21.33%) Unit Testing
10 15 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
10 15 (20.00%) Kanban
11 14 (18.67%) Line Management
12 10 (13.33%) DevOps
13 9 (12.00%) DSDM
13 9 (12.00%) OO
13 9 (12.00%) SOA
14 8 (10.67%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 35 (46.67%) SQL
2 32 (42.67%) T-SQL
3 30 (40.00%) Java
4 27 (36.00%) C#
5 16 (21.33%) JavaScript
5 16 (21.33%) PHP
6 9 (12.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) Degree
1 7 (9.33%) ISEB
1 7 (9.33%) ISTQB
System Software
1 11 (14.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (14.67%) Ansible
2 10 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (13.33%) Puppet
3 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 15 (20.00%) Zend
2 12 (16.00%) Adobe
3 10 (13.33%) Oracle
4 1 (1.33%) HP
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft