Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Developer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 777 788 876
Rank change year-on-year +11 +88 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 67 63 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.090% 0.083% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.087% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 38 61 34
London median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +12.90%
10th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £58,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £92,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £57,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +14.04% -0.87% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 70426 72444 85501
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 95.96% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 55326 62571 72563
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Principal Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +14 10 £70,000 -17.65%
South London - 7 £75,000 -
West London +19 2 £73,750 -15.71% 1
Principal Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 52 (77.61%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (49.25%) TDD
2 33 (49.25%) C#
3 32 (47.76%) Scrum
4 29 (43.28%) Web Services
5 28 (41.79%) JavaScript
5 28 (41.79%) .NET
6 24 (35.82%) Software Engineering
6 24 (35.82%) Computer Science
6 24 (35.82%) Amazon AWS
7 23 (34.33%) REST
7 23 (34.33%) Degree
8 21 (31.34%) Node.js
8 21 (31.34%) React
9 20 (29.85%) AngularJS
9 20 (29.85%) Asset Management
10 19 (28.36%) Cadence
10 19 (28.36%) QA
10 19 (28.36%) SQL
10 19 (28.36%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (26.87%) User Stories
11 18 (26.87%) ASP.NET Web API
11 18 (26.87%) Microservices
11 18 (26.87%) Change Management
11 18 (26.87%) Information Security
12 17 (25.37%) OO
13 16 (23.88%) SOAP
14 15 (22.39%) HTML
14 15 (22.39%) MVC
14 15 (22.39%) Continuous Integration

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 8 (11.94%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.49%) Apache
2 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 24 (35.82%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (20.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.97%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.49%) GitHub
4 1 (1.49%) SaaS
4 1 (1.49%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) MongoDB
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.43%) NoSQL
3 5 (7.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (5.97%) Big Data
4 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.48%) MySQL
6 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (19.40%) TeamCity
2 12 (17.91%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (7.46%) Maven
4 4 (5.97%) Hudson
4 4 (5.97%) Travis CI
5 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.48%) NUnit
5 3 (4.48%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.99%) JIRA
6 2 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.49%) Ant
7 1 (1.49%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.49%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.49%) Mocha
7 1 (1.49%) Subversion
7 1 (1.49%) webpack
General
1 5 (7.46%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Retail
3 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.49%) Advertising
4 1 (1.49%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.49%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (43.28%) Web Services
2 28 (41.79%) .NET
3 23 (34.33%) REST
4 21 (31.34%) Node.js
4 21 (31.34%) React
5 20 (29.85%) AngularJS
6 18 (26.87%) ASP.NET Web API
7 16 (23.88%) SOAP
8 15 (22.39%) HTML
8 15 (22.39%) RESTful
9 9 (13.43%) CSS
9 9 (13.43%) Visualforce
10 8 (11.94%) Aurelia
11 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET
11 7 (10.45%) Redux
12 6 (8.96%) HTML5
13 5 (7.46%) CSS3
13 5 (7.46%) J2EE
14 4 (5.97%) .NET Framework
14 4 (5.97%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (35.82%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.96%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (7.46%) Blog
4 3 (4.48%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.48%) Fintech
4 3 (4.48%) Tandem
5 2 (2.99%) User Experience
6 1 (1.49%) Animation
6 1 (1.49%) Equities
6 1 (1.49%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.94%) Windows
2 6 (8.96%) Linux
3 1 (1.49%) Android
3 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (77.61%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (49.25%) TDD
3 32 (47.76%) Scrum
4 24 (35.82%) Software Engineering
5 20 (29.85%) Asset Management
6 19 (28.36%) Continuous Improvement
7 18 (26.87%) Change Management
7 18 (26.87%) Information Security
7 18 (26.87%) Microservices
7 18 (26.87%) User Stories
8 17 (25.37%) OO
9 15 (22.39%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (22.39%) MVC
9 15 (22.39%) Test Automation
10 11 (16.42%) CQRS
10 11 (16.42%) Data Modelling
10 11 (16.42%) Domain-Driven Design
10 11 (16.42%) Mentoring
11 10 (14.93%) DevOps
12 9 (13.43%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (49.25%) C#
2 28 (41.79%) JavaScript
3 19 (28.36%) SQL
4 10 (14.93%) Java
5 9 (13.43%) Apex Code
6 7 (10.45%) C
7 2 (2.99%) ES6
7 2 (2.99%) Groovy
7 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.99%) Python
7 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.49%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.49%) C++
8 1 (1.49%) F#
8 1 (1.49%) HLSL
8 1 (1.49%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.49%) Perl
8 1 (1.49%) PHP
8 1 (1.49%) Ruby
8 1 (1.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (34.33%) Degree
2 3 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.49%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (28.36%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Kibana
2 4 (5.97%) Puppet
3 3 (4.48%) Terraform
4 1 (1.49%) Mesos
Vendors
1 19 (28.36%) Cadence
2 9 (13.43%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (5.97%) Google
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle
4 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.48%) New Relic
5 2 (2.99%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (2.99%) Tableau
6 1 (1.49%) Perfecto Mobile
6 1 (1.49%) Perforce
6 1 (1.49%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (1.49%) Sony