The median annual salary for a Principal Developer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Developer
England / London
Rank 549 620 628
Rank change year-on-year +71 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 18 25 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.054% 0.060% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.063% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 13 14 18
Median salary £80,000 £70,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,000 £62,000
10% offered a salary of more than £84,500 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76%  

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 31786 39894 40068
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.74% 96.09% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 26873 34408 33640
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 23 March 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 23 March 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 - 1 £70,000 -
Heathrow - 1 £62,500 -
Principal Developer
England

Principal Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 27 (65.85%) TDD
2 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (53.66%) JavaScript
4 18 (43.90%) C#
4 18 (43.90%) .NET
4 18 (43.90%) AngularJS
5 17 (41.46%) CSS
5 17 (41.46%) HTML
6 16 (39.02%) Java
6 16 (39.02%) Node.js
7 14 (34.15%) E-Commerce
8 13 (31.71%) ASP.NET
8 13 (31.71%) Finance
8 13 (31.71%) HTML5
8 13 (31.71%) Mentoring
9 12 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
10 10 (24.39%) BDD
11 9 (21.95%) DevOps
11 9 (21.95%) MongoDB
11 9 (21.95%) Games
12 8 (19.51%) Retail
12 8 (19.51%) Online Games
12 8 (19.51%) Online Betting
12 8 (19.51%) SOLID
12 8 (19.51%) Coaching
12 8 (19.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (17.07%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (17.07%) Puppet
13 7 (17.07%) MVC

Principal Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (9.76%) Apache
1 4 (9.76%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) GitHub
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.88%) IaaS
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) 3G
1 4 (9.76%) 4G
1 4 (9.76%) GSM
1 4 (9.76%) OpenFlow
2 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 9 (21.95%) MongoDB
3 5 (12.20%) NoSQL
4 4 (9.76%) CouchDB
4 4 (9.76%) Redis
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Git (software)
1 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
2 4 (9.76%) Maven
3 3 (7.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (4.88%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.44%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.44%) Mocha
5 1 (2.44%) NUnit
5 1 (2.44%) Selenium
5 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (31.71%) Finance
2 9 (21.95%) Games
3 8 (19.51%) Online Betting
3 8 (19.51%) Retail
4 6 (14.63%) Telecoms
5 5 (12.20%) Banking
6 2 (4.88%) Law
7 1 (2.44%) Back Office
7 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (43.90%) .NET
1 18 (43.90%) AngularJS
2 17 (41.46%) CSS
2 17 (41.46%) HTML
3 16 (39.02%) Node.js
4 13 (31.71%) ASP.NET
4 13 (31.71%) HTML5
5 8 (19.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (9.76%) Angular 2
6 4 (9.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 4 (9.76%) CSS3
6 4 (9.76%) Dropwizard
6 4 (9.76%) J2EE
6 4 (9.76%) JDBC
7 3 (7.32%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (7.32%) React
8 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
9 1 (2.44%) jQuery
9 1 (2.44%) JSON
9 1 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Online Games
2 4 (9.76%) Client/Server
3 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.44%) Blog
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (65.85%) TDD
2 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (34.15%) E-Commerce
4 13 (31.71%) Mentoring
5 12 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (24.39%) BDD
7 9 (21.95%) DevOps
8 8 (19.51%) Coaching
8 8 (19.51%) SOLID
9 7 (17.07%) MVC
9 7 (17.07%) Scrum
10 6 (14.63%) Line Management
11 5 (12.20%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (12.20%) Open Source
12 4 (9.76%) Kanban
12 4 (9.76%) Microservices
12 4 (9.76%) Multithreading
12 4 (9.76%) OO
12 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
12 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) JavaScript
2 18 (43.90%) C#
3 16 (39.02%) Java
4 7 (17.07%) SQL
5 4 (9.76%) C
5 4 (9.76%) C++
5 4 (9.76%) PL/SQL
5 4 (9.76%) Scala
6 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.88%) Python
7 1 (2.44%) ES6
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) KVM
1 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (17.07%) Puppet
2 4 (9.76%) Ansible
3 1 (2.44%) Kibana
3 1 (2.44%) logstash
3 1 (2.44%) Packer
3 1 (2.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle
3 4 (9.76%) PayPal
3 4 (9.76%) VMware
4 2 (4.88%) Adobe
4 2 (4.88%) hybris
4 2 (4.88%) SaltStack
5 1 (2.44%) New Relic
5 1 (2.44%) TOWER Software
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