Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 718 771 834
Rank change year-on-year +53 +63 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 127 72 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.096% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 109 66 70
London median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £65,000 £52,500 £49,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £115,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £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 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 70913 71825 85553
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.35% 95.97% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 55797 62046 72615
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £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 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in London

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in London

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Engineer in London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 20 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 +13 20 £85,000 +54.55% 2
West London +2 4 £59,250 -18.28% 1
South London +4 1 - -
East London - 1 £110,000 -
Principal Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 London region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 70 (55.12%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (37.80%) DevOps
3 44 (34.65%) Java
3 44 (34.65%) Software Engineering
4 40 (31.50%) Amazon AWS
5 38 (29.92%) TDD
6 33 (25.98%) Scrum
7 31 (24.41%) Linux
7 31 (24.41%) Mentoring
8 28 (22.05%) Microservices
8 28 (22.05%) Open Source
9 27 (21.26%) JavaScript
10 26 (20.47%) Ansible
10 26 (20.47%) Docker
11 25 (19.69%) Microsoft
12 23 (18.11%) DNS
12 23 (18.11%) C#
12 23 (18.11%) BDD
13 22 (17.32%) Puppet
14 21 (16.54%) Firewall
15 20 (15.75%) Python
15 20 (15.75%) TCP/IP
15 20 (15.75%) REST
16 19 (14.96%) Scala
16 19 (14.96%) QA
16 19 (14.96%) Coaching
17 18 (14.17%) Google
18 17 (13.39%) E-Commerce
18 17 (13.39%) Apache
18 17 (13.39%) Kafka

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 17 (13.39%) Apache
2 14 (11.02%) Tomcat
3 13 (10.24%) Apache Spark
4 10 (7.87%) CMS
5 6 (4.72%) nginx
6 4 (3.15%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.36%) Confluence
8 1 (0.79%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 40 (31.50%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (12.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (8.66%) GitHub
4 8 (6.30%) SaaS
5 6 (4.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (3.15%) IaaS
7 3 (2.36%) Datadog
8 2 (1.57%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (1.57%) Heroku
8 2 (1.57%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.57%) Serverless
9 1 (0.79%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.79%) Office 365
9 1 (0.79%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.11%) DNS
2 21 (16.54%) Firewall
3 20 (15.75%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.72%) ICMP
5 5 (3.94%) Extranet
5 5 (3.94%) VPN
6 4 (3.15%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (3.15%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (2.36%) DHCP
7 3 (2.36%) Network Security
7 3 (2.36%) WAN
8 2 (1.57%) 3G
8 2 (1.57%) LTE
8 2 (1.57%) SMS
8 2 (1.57%) Wireless
9 1 (0.79%) BGP
9 1 (0.79%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.79%) OSPF
9 1 (0.79%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.79%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.81%) NoSQL
2 14 (11.02%) Apache Cassandra
2 14 (11.02%) Hadoop
3 8 (6.30%) Big Data
4 6 (4.72%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.94%) MySQL
5 5 (3.94%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.36%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.36%) OpenTSDB
6 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.57%) Blockchain
7 2 (1.57%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.57%) DocumentDB
7 2 (1.57%) HBase
7 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.79%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.79%) KDB
8 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (11.81%) Jenkins
2 10 (7.87%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.87%) JIRA
3 9 (7.09%) Maven
4 8 (6.30%) InstallShield
5 4 (3.15%) Artifactory
5 4 (3.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (3.15%) Hudson
5 4 (3.15%) Travis CI
6 3 (2.36%) MSBuild
6 3 (2.36%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.36%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.57%) Grunt
7 2 (1.57%) gulp
7 2 (1.57%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.79%) GoCD
8 1 (0.79%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.79%) Protractor
General
1 11 (8.66%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.87%) Retail
3 9 (7.09%) Finance
4 6 (4.72%) Banking
4 6 (4.72%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.72%) Online Betting
5 4 (3.15%) Electronics
6 2 (1.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Advertising
7 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.79%) Games
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.75%) REST
2 17 (13.39%) Kafka
3 16 (12.60%) .NET
4 15 (11.81%) AngularJS
4 15 (11.81%) Node.js
5 14 (11.02%) CSS
6 13 (10.24%) HTML
7 12 (9.45%) Web Services
8 11 (8.66%) RESTful
9 10 (7.87%) React
10 9 (7.09%) SOAP
10 9 (7.09%) Spring
11 7 (5.51%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (5.51%) Samza
12 5 (3.94%) .NET Core
12 5 (3.94%) ASP.NET
12 5 (3.94%) HTML5
12 5 (3.94%) J2EE
12 5 (3.94%) Redux
12 5 (3.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.51%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.72%) Over-the-Top Content
2 6 (4.72%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.94%) Algorithms
3 5 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.15%) Fintech
4 4 (3.15%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.57%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.79%) Blog
7 1 (0.79%) Clustering
7 1 (0.79%) PKI
7 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (24.41%) Linux
2 16 (12.60%) Windows
3 15 (11.81%) CentOS
4 10 (7.87%) Ubuntu
5 6 (4.72%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.94%) Android
6 5 (3.94%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.36%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (55.12%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (37.80%) DevOps
3 44 (34.65%) Software Engineering
4 38 (29.92%) TDD
5 33 (25.98%) Scrum
6 31 (24.41%) Mentoring
7 28 (22.05%) Microservices
7 28 (22.05%) Open Source
8 23 (18.11%) BDD
9 19 (14.96%) Coaching
10 17 (13.39%) E-Commerce
11 15 (11.81%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (11.02%) Analytics
13 13 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (10.24%) Security Patching
14 12 (9.45%) Machine Learning
15 10 (7.87%) Configuration Management
15 10 (7.87%) IT Strategy
16 9 (7.09%) Kanban
16 9 (7.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 44 (34.65%) Java
2 27 (21.26%) JavaScript
3 23 (18.11%) C#
4 20 (15.75%) Python
5 19 (14.96%) Scala
6 14 (11.02%) Go
6 14 (11.02%) SQL
7 9 (7.09%) Ruby
8 8 (6.30%) R
9 6 (4.72%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.94%) PHP
11 4 (3.15%) C
11 4 (3.15%) C++
12 2 (1.57%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.57%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.57%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.79%) Clojure
13 1 (0.79%) ES6
13 1 (0.79%) F#
13 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (11.02%) Degree
2 6 (4.72%) CCNP
2 6 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.36%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.57%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) CCIE
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.79%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.96%) QA
2 3 (2.36%) DO-178B
3 2 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.57%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 26 (20.47%) Docker
2 11 (8.66%) Active Directory
3 8 (6.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.36%) vSphere
5 1 (0.79%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 26 (20.47%) Ansible
2 22 (17.32%) Puppet
3 15 (11.81%) Kubernetes
3 15 (11.81%) Nagios
4 11 (8.66%) Terraform
5 7 (5.51%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (5.51%) Prometheus
6 6 (4.72%) Mesos
7 4 (3.15%) SCCM
8 3 (2.36%) Icinga
9 1 (0.79%) Consul
9 1 (0.79%) Grafana
9 1 (0.79%) Oozie
9 1 (0.79%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.79%) Salt
Vendors
1 25 (19.69%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.17%) Google
3 11 (8.66%) Red Hat
4 8 (6.30%) VMware
5 6 (4.72%) AppSense
5 6 (4.72%) Cisco
6 5 (3.94%) CheckPoint
6 5 (3.94%) Citrix
6 5 (3.94%) Meraki
7 4 (3.15%) Cadence
7 4 (3.15%) Oracle
7 4 (3.15%) Palo Alto
7 4 (3.15%) Trend Micro
8 3 (2.36%) AppDynamics
8 3 (2.36%) HP
8 3 (2.36%) New Relic
9 2 (1.57%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.57%) SAP
9 2 (1.57%) Splunk
9 2 (1.57%) Xamarin