The median annual salary for a Principal Developer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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

Principal Developer
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 620 643
Rank change year-on-year +53 +23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 47 28 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.070% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.073% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 17 27 30
Median salary £72,500 £65,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.53% -10.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £62,400 £60,000 £67,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,500 £93,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £67,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +27.61% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 34605 38566 43117
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.94% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 28096 33532 36409
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Principal Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Principal Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Developer in London

Principal Developer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Principal Developer in London

Principal Developer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Developer in London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Developer in London

Principal Developer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 22 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
City of London - 5 £70,000 - 2
Principal Developer
England

Principal Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Principal Developer 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 London region featuring Principal Developer in the job title.

1 44 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (67.19%) .NET
3 41 (64.06%) C#
3 41 (64.06%) TDD
4 32 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 25 (39.06%) MVC
6 24 (37.50%) AngularJS
7 20 (31.25%) NoSQL
8 18 (28.13%) Node.js
8 18 (28.13%) Amazon AWS
8 18 (28.13%) HTML
9 17 (26.56%) Finance
9 17 (26.56%) Scrum
9 17 (26.56%) TeamCity
9 17 (26.56%) ASP.NET Web API
9 17 (26.56%) Microservices
10 16 (25.00%) ASP.NET
10 16 (25.00%) Test Automation
11 15 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
12 14 (21.88%) REST
12 14 (21.88%) React
13 13 (20.31%) MongoDB
14 12 (18.75%) Degree
14 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
14 12 (18.75%) Java
14 12 (18.75%) SQL
14 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
15 11 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (17.19%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (17.19%) Amazon DynamoDB

Principal Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 11 (17.19%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (6.25%) Jetty
2 4 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.13%) CMS
3 2 (3.13%) EPiServer
3 2 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 18 (28.13%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (10.94%) Amazon S3
4 5 (7.81%) GitHub
5 2 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.56%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) 3G
1 1 (1.56%) 4G
1 1 (1.56%) GSM
1 1 (1.56%) HTTP
1 1 (1.56%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (31.25%) NoSQL
2 13 (20.31%) MongoDB
3 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 11 (17.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (7.81%) CouchDB
5 5 (7.81%) Redis
6 2 (3.13%) Couchbase
6 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.56%) Blockchain
7 1 (1.56%) DocumentDB
7 1 (1.56%) MySQL
7 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (26.56%) TeamCity
2 6 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.38%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 4 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.69%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (4.69%) Selenium
4 3 (4.69%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.13%) Bower
5 2 (3.13%) gulp
5 2 (3.13%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (3.13%) Mocha
5 2 (3.13%) NUnit
5 2 (3.13%) Protractor
5 2 (3.13%) Sinon.JS
5 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.56%) JIRA
General
1 17 (26.56%) Finance
2 9 (14.06%) Telecoms
3 8 (12.50%) Law
4 7 (10.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (9.38%) Retail
6 4 (6.25%) Games
7 3 (4.69%) Advertising
7 3 (4.69%) Financial Institution
7 3 (4.69%) Online Betting
8 2 (3.13%) Banking
8 2 (3.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (67.19%) .NET
2 24 (37.50%) AngularJS
3 18 (28.13%) HTML
3 18 (28.13%) Node.js
4 17 (26.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 16 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 14 (21.88%) React
6 14 (21.88%) REST
7 11 (17.19%) Aurelia
8 10 (15.63%) CSS
9 8 (12.50%) .NET Core
9 8 (12.50%) HTML5
9 8 (12.50%) Redux
9 8 (12.50%) Web Services
10 7 (10.94%) Elastic Stack
10 7 (10.94%) Lambda Expressions
10 7 (10.94%) RESTful
10 7 (10.94%) Serverless Framework
11 6 (9.38%) SOAP
12 5 (7.81%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.69%) Blog
2 3 (4.69%) Online Games
3 2 (3.13%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.13%) Cloud Native
3 2 (3.13%) Equities
3 2 (3.13%) Fintech
3 2 (3.13%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) User Experience
4 1 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.38%) Windows
2 4 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (1.56%) Android
3 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (64.06%) TDD
3 25 (39.06%) MVC
4 17 (26.56%) Microservices
4 17 (26.56%) Scrum
5 16 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 11 (17.19%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (15.63%) DevOps
7 10 (15.63%) E-Commerce
7 10 (15.63%) Software Engineering
8 9 (14.06%) Asset Management
8 9 (14.06%) Change Management
8 9 (14.06%) Content Management
8 9 (14.06%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (14.06%) CQRS
8 9 (14.06%) Information Security
8 9 (14.06%) Unit Testing
8 9 (14.06%) User Stories
9 8 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 41 (64.06%) C#
2 32 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (18.75%) Java
3 12 (18.75%) SQL
4 7 (10.94%) ES6
4 7 (10.94%) Scala
5 5 (7.81%) C
6 2 (3.13%) F#
7 1 (1.56%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.56%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.56%) C++
7 1 (1.56%) Haskell
7 1 (1.56%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) ISEB
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.06%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Docker
2 1 (1.56%) KVM
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (17.19%) Kibana
2 9 (14.06%) Terraform
3 7 (10.94%) logstash
3 7 (10.94%) Packer
4 3 (4.69%) Puppet
5 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.56%) Ansible
6 1 (1.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.06%) Cadence
3 3 (4.69%) New Relic
4 2 (3.13%) Marketo
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle
4 2 (3.13%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.56%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.56%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.56%) Google
5 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.56%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.56%) VMware
5 1 (1.56%) Xamarin
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