Period
to

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

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

Principal Engineer
England > London
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 392 452 495
Rank change year-on-year +60 +43 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 729 221 95
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.95% 0.53% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.59% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 212 101 87
10th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £67,731
25th Percentile £80,000 £67,500 £75,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £90,000 £90,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +5.88%
75th Percentile £107,500 £105,000 £106,250
90th Percentile £115,000 £118,750 £135,700
England median annual salary £85,000 £70,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% -1.32%

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 69,857 37,417 31,063
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.37% 90.20% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 34,777 26,792 25,629
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £38,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £66,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.06% +5.60%
75th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.77%

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in London

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Principal Engineer in London.

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in London

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Principal Engineer in London over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Salary histogram for Principal Engineer in London

Principal Engineer
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 Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
South London +1 57 £80,000 - 5
West London -11 47 £110,000 +22.22% 9
Central London -23 37 £105,000 +10.53% 5
East London - 32 - - 2
North London -21 10 £65,000 -
Principal Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, Principal Engineer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the London region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 461 (63.24%) AWS
2 381 (52.26%) Agile
3 325 (44.58%) Software Engineering
4 320 (43.90%) Java
4 320 (43.90%) DevOps
5 305 (41.84%) Mentoring
6 300 (41.15%) GCP
7 290 (39.78%) Serverless
8 283 (38.82%) Azure
9 274 (37.59%) Finance
10 263 (36.08%) Python
11 252 (34.57%) CI/CD
12 227 (31.14%) Microservices
13 216 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
14 202 (27.71%) Jenkins
15 188 (25.79%) Coaching
16 187 (25.65%) React
17 178 (24.42%) Google
18 169 (23.18%) JavaScript
19 167 (22.91%) Computer Science
20 166 (22.77%) Degree
20 166 (22.77%) Scrum
21 162 (22.22%) Data Science
22 161 (22.09%) Git (software)
23 159 (21.81%) Spring
23 159 (21.81%) Microsoft
24 156 (21.40%) Data Engineering
25 147 (20.16%) SDLC
26 141 (19.34%) Innovative Thinking
27 137 (18.79%) RESTful

Principal Engineer 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 27 (3.70%) Apache Spark
2 24 (3.29%) Apache Airflow
3 22 (3.02%) CMS
3 22 (3.02%) Headless CMS
4 16 (2.19%) Apache
5 3 (0.41%) Apache Pulsar
6 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.14%) Confluence
7 1 (0.14%) IIS
7 1 (0.14%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (2.61%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (2.19%) Distributed Ledger
1 16 (2.19%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 461 (63.24%) AWS
2 300 (41.15%) GCP
3 290 (39.78%) Serverless
4 283 (38.82%) Azure
5 128 (17.56%) PaaS
6 47 (6.45%) SaaS
7 45 (6.17%) AWS Lambda
7 45 (6.17%) Cloud Computing
8 44 (6.04%) GitHub
9 36 (4.94%) Amazon S3
10 23 (3.16%) Amazon EC2
11 22 (3.02%) AWS CloudFormation
12 20 (2.74%) Amazon EKS
12 20 (2.74%) dbt
13 19 (2.61%) Amazon Alexa
13 19 (2.61%) npm
14 18 (2.47%) Azure AKS
15 17 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 16 (2.19%) Azure DevOps
16 16 (2.19%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.02%) Broadband
2 21 (2.88%) HTTP
3 20 (2.74%) VPN
4 19 (2.61%) BGP
4 19 (2.61%) Firewall
5 18 (2.47%) TCP/IP
6 17 (2.33%) DNS
7 16 (2.19%) IPv6
8 15 (2.06%) MPLS
8 15 (2.06%) OSPF
9 12 (1.65%) Multicast
9 12 (1.65%) VoIP
10 9 (1.23%) GPON
10 9 (1.23%) Internet
10 9 (1.23%) Network Security
10 9 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.96%) DHCP
11 7 (0.96%) IPsec
12 4 (0.55%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.55%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (18.52%) Relational Database
2 75 (10.29%) NoSQL
3 50 (6.86%) Big Data
4 43 (5.90%) PostgreSQL
5 38 (5.21%) Looker
6 32 (4.39%) Hadoop
7 31 (4.25%) MySQL
8 28 (3.84%) DynamoDB
9 27 (3.70%) SQL Server
10 26 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (3.43%) Data Lake
11 25 (3.43%) Flink
12 23 (3.16%) Redis
13 22 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
14 19 (2.61%) MongoDB
15 18 (2.47%) Amazon Aurora
16 15 (2.06%) InterSystems Cache
16 15 (2.06%) Tableau
17 11 (1.51%) Power BI
18 9 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 202 (27.71%) Jenkins
2 161 (22.09%) Git (software)
3 136 (18.66%) Maven
4 132 (18.11%) Gradle
4 132 (18.11%) JUnit
4 132 (18.11%) Mockito
5 53 (7.27%) JIRA
6 19 (2.61%) Mocha
6 19 (2.61%) TestNG
6 19 (2.61%) webpack
7 9 (1.23%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.82%) Storybook
9 4 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.55%) GitLab
9 4 (0.55%) Subversion
10 3 (0.41%) Selenium
11 2 (0.27%) NUnit
11 2 (0.27%) Postman
11 2 (0.27%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 274 (37.59%) Finance
2 132 (18.11%) Social Skills
3 123 (16.87%) Manufacturing
4 72 (9.88%) Games
5 54 (7.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 37 (5.08%) Presentation Skills
7 32 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
8 31 (4.25%) Marketing
9 27 (3.70%) Banking
10 21 (2.88%) Retail
11 17 (2.33%) Public Sector
12 16 (2.19%) Telecoms
13 12 (1.65%) Financial Institution
14 11 (1.51%) Electronics
15 9 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (1.23%) Public Speaking
16 8 (1.10%) Organisational Skills
17 4 (0.55%) Aviation
18 3 (0.41%) Legal
18 3 (0.41%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (25.65%) React
2 159 (21.81%) Spring
3 137 (18.79%) RESTful
4 121 (16.60%) Node.js
5 117 (16.05%) JSON
6 113 (15.50%) Hibernate
6 113 (15.50%) JPA
7 109 (14.95%) AngularJS
8 105 (14.40%) Kafka
9 75 (10.29%) CSS
10 74 (10.15%) Vue.js
11 71 (9.74%) HTML
12 68 (9.33%) CSS3
12 68 (9.33%) HTML5
13 67 (9.19%) .NET
14 65 (8.92%) GraphQL
15 52 (7.13%) WPF
16 51 (7.00%) WinForms
17 36 (4.94%) REST
18 34 (4.66%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 113 (15.50%) Life Science
2 92 (12.62%) Algorithms
3 84 (11.52%) Data Structures
4 76 (10.43%) User Experience
5 48 (6.58%) Cloud Native
6 40 (5.49%) Hackathon
7 29 (3.98%) NHS
8 28 (3.84%) Mobile App
9 26 (3.57%) Ray Tracing
10 21 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
11 20 (2.74%) Data Centre
12 19 (2.61%) Analytical Mindset
12 19 (2.61%) PKI
13 15 (2.06%) Management Information System
13 15 (2.06%) Public Cloud
14 9 (1.23%) Private Cloud
15 7 (0.96%) Enterprise Cloud
16 6 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
16 6 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
17 5 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 55 (7.54%) Linux
2 22 (3.02%) Apple iOS
3 19 (2.61%) Android
4 14 (1.92%) Ubuntu
4 14 (1.92%) Windows
5 7 (0.96%) CentOS
5 7 (0.96%) Unix
6 3 (0.41%) Amazon Linux
6 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (52.26%) Agile
2 325 (44.58%) Software Engineering
3 320 (43.90%) DevOps
4 305 (41.84%) Mentoring
5 252 (34.57%) CI/CD
6 227 (31.14%) Microservices
7 216 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
8 188 (25.79%) Coaching
9 167 (22.91%) Computer Science
10 166 (22.77%) Scrum
11 162 (22.22%) Data Science
12 156 (21.40%) Data Engineering
13 147 (20.16%) SDLC
14 141 (19.34%) Innovative Thinking
15 115 (15.78%) SOA
16 112 (15.36%) Analytics
17 108 (14.81%) Artificial Intelligence
18 105 (14.40%) TDD
19 98 (13.44%) Test Automation
20 95 (13.03%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 320 (43.90%) Java
2 263 (36.08%) Python
3 169 (23.18%) JavaScript
4 121 (16.60%) SQL
5 111 (15.23%) C#
6 100 (13.72%) TypeScript
7 95 (13.03%) C++
8 62 (8.50%) C
9 51 (7.00%) Objective-C
10 34 (4.66%) Kotlin
11 33 (4.53%) ES6
12 32 (4.39%) Go
12 32 (4.39%) Scala
13 19 (2.61%) Ruby
14 18 (2.47%) Rust
15 17 (2.33%) PHP
16 14 (1.92%) PowerShell
17 6 (0.82%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.41%) R
19 2 (0.27%) Bash
Qualifications
1 166 (22.77%) Degree
2 96 (13.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (4.12%) AWS Certification
4 20 (2.74%) Security Cleared
5 17 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (1.65%) CCIE
7 11 (1.51%) CCNP
8 10 (1.37%) Master's Degree
9 9 (1.23%) JNCIP
10 6 (0.82%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.55%) CCIE Service Provider
11 4 (0.55%) CISSP
11 4 (0.55%) GIAC
11 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.55%) OSCP
11 4 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (0.41%) CCNA
13 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.27%) Accessibility
2 29 (3.98%) QA
3 18 (2.47%) SLA
4 4 (0.55%) NIST
5 3 (0.41%) GDPR
5 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.14%) NCSC
System Software
1 85 (11.66%) Docker
2 22 (3.02%) ISA Server
3 12 (1.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.55%) iptables
4 4 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.27%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 120 (16.46%) Kubernetes
2 67 (9.19%) Terraform
3 40 (5.49%) Ansible
4 21 (2.88%) Grafana
5 20 (2.74%) Puppet
6 16 (2.19%) Prometheus
7 12 (1.65%) Nagios
8 9 (1.23%) Mesos
8 9 (1.23%) yum
9 6 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (0.82%) Jamf Pro
9 6 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.82%) SCCM
10 4 (0.55%) Icinga
10 4 (0.55%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.41%) Kibana
11 3 (0.41%) Oozie
12 2 (0.27%) Salt
13 1 (0.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 178 (24.42%) Google
2 159 (21.81%) Microsoft
3 17 (2.33%) PayPal
4 16 (2.19%) VMware
5 15 (2.06%) Cisco
5 15 (2.06%) New Relic
6 14 (1.92%) Zend
7 12 (1.65%) SolarWinds
8 10 (1.37%) SAP
9 9 (1.23%) Apple
9 9 (1.23%) Juniper
9 9 (1.23%) Nokia
10 6 (0.82%) Dell
10 6 (0.82%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.82%) TrueLayer
11 4 (0.55%) Databricks
11 4 (0.55%) LexisNexis
11 4 (0.55%) Splunk
12 3 (0.41%) Alteryx