The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Engineer
England / London
Rank 568 616 633
Rank change year-on-year +48 +17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 20 40 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.059% 0.096% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.100% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 16 34 13
Median salary £90,000 £72,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.13% +26.08%  
90% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £54,700 £53,000
10% offered a salary of more than £112,500 £84,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £53,000 £51,750
% change year-on-year +3.77% +2.41%  

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 32198 40075 40268
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.73% 96.13% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 27217 34571 33828
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 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 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
West End of London - 1 £55,000 -
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 44 (65.67%) Java
2 43 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (53.73%) Test Automation
4 35 (52.24%) Software Engineering
5 31 (46.27%) JavaScript
6 29 (43.28%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (40.30%) AngularJS
7 27 (40.30%) Line Management
7 27 (40.30%) Microservices
7 27 (40.30%) Dropwizard
8 26 (38.81%) Redis
8 26 (38.81%) Software Architecture
8 26 (38.81%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (37.31%) CouchDB
10 24 (35.82%) Jenkins
10 24 (35.82%) TypeScript
11 23 (34.33%) QA
12 20 (29.85%) DevOps
13 16 (23.88%) Coaching
14 12 (17.91%) Oracle
15 11 (16.42%) SQL
15 11 (16.42%) Banking
15 11 (16.42%) Finance
16 10 (14.93%) Statistics
16 10 (14.93%) Functional Testing
17 9 (13.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
17 9 (13.43%) System Integration Testing
17 9 (13.43%) Oracle Database
17 9 (13.43%) User Acceptance Testing
17 9 (13.43%) Performance Testing

Principal Engineer 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 (5.97%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.48%) Apache
3 2 (2.99%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.49%) JBoss
4 1 (1.49%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.43%) SaaS
2 7 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.49%) Google Container Engine
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) LAN
2 3 (4.48%) H.323
2 3 (4.48%) HTTP
2 3 (4.48%) VoIP
2 3 (4.48%) VPN
2 3 (4.48%) WAN
2 3 (4.48%) Wireless
3 2 (2.99%) DNS
3 2 (2.99%) Firewall
3 2 (2.99%) MGCP
3 2 (2.99%) Telepresence
3 2 (2.99%) VLAN
4 1 (1.49%) GPRS
4 1 (1.49%) GSM
4 1 (1.49%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.49%) MPLS
4 1 (1.49%) OSPF
4 1 (1.49%) SAN
4 1 (1.49%) SNMP
4 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (38.81%) PostgreSQL
1 26 (38.81%) Redis
2 25 (37.31%) CouchDB
3 9 (13.43%) Oracle Database
4 8 (11.94%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (10.45%) MySQL
6 6 (8.96%) Big Data
7 5 (7.46%) BigQuery
7 5 (7.46%) Hadoop
7 5 (7.46%) MongoDB
8 4 (5.97%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (5.97%) Data Mart
8 4 (5.97%) SAP HANA
9 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
10 2 (2.99%) Hazelcast
11 1 (1.49%) Apache Hive
11 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (35.82%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.48%) Mockito
2 3 (4.48%) Moq
2 3 (4.48%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (4.48%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.99%) Maven
4 1 (1.49%) Babel
4 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.49%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.49%) Mocha
4 1 (1.49%) Selenium
4 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.49%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.49%) webpack
General
1 11 (16.42%) Banking
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Marketing
3 2 (2.99%) Law
4 1 (1.49%) Advertising
4 1 (1.49%) Automotive
4 1 (1.49%) Electronics
4 1 (1.49%) Publishing
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (40.30%) AngularJS
1 27 (40.30%) Dropwizard
2 5 (7.46%) .NET
3 4 (5.97%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (4.48%) CSS
4 3 (4.48%) HTML
4 3 (4.48%) Node.js
4 3 (4.48%) Spring
4 3 (4.48%) Web Services
5 2 (2.99%) Backbone.js
5 2 (2.99%) Guava
5 2 (2.99%) HTML5
5 2 (2.99%) J2EE
5 2 (2.99%) JDBC
5 2 (2.99%) OpenGL
5 2 (2.99%) Qt
5 2 (2.99%) React
5 2 (2.99%) REST
6 1 (1.49%) Kafka
6 1 (1.49%) koa
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.99%) CUDA
5 1 (1.49%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.49%) EMC VNXe
5 1 (1.49%) Equities
5 1 (1.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Unix
2 5 (7.46%) Linux
3 2 (2.99%) Android
4 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.49%) CentOS
4 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.49%) Windows
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (53.73%) Test Automation
3 35 (52.24%) Software Engineering
4 29 (43.28%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (40.30%) Line Management
5 27 (40.30%) Microservices
6 26 (38.81%) Software Architecture
7 20 (29.85%) DevOps
8 16 (23.88%) Coaching
9 10 (14.93%) Functional Testing
9 10 (14.93%) Statistics
10 9 (13.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 9 (13.43%) Performance Testing
10 9 (13.43%) Project Planning
10 9 (13.43%) Regression Testing
10 9 (13.43%) Software Testing
10 9 (13.43%) System Integration Testing
10 9 (13.43%) TDD
10 9 (13.43%) Test Management
10 9 (13.43%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (65.67%) Java
2 31 (46.27%) JavaScript
3 24 (35.82%) TypeScript
4 11 (16.42%) SQL
5 8 (11.94%) C#
6 4 (5.97%) C++
6 4 (5.97%) Python
7 2 (2.99%) C
7 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.49%) Clojure
8 1 (1.49%) ES6
8 1 (1.49%) Go
8 1 (1.49%) PHP
8 1 (1.49%) Rust
8 1 (1.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (13.43%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.48%) Degree
3 1 (1.49%) CCNP
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) VCAP
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (34.33%) QA
2 3 (4.48%) SDET
3 2 (2.99%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.49%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) Docker
2 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.49%) Firmware
3 1 (1.49%) KVM
3 1 (1.49%) NFS
3 1 (1.49%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.49%) vSphere
3 1 (1.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Ansible
1 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.99%) Puppet
2 1 (1.49%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (17.91%) Oracle
2 5 (7.46%) Google
3 4 (5.97%) Birst
3 4 (5.97%) Cisco
3 4 (5.97%) SAP
3 4 (5.97%) Tableau
4 3 (4.48%) EMC
4 3 (4.48%) Talend
5 2 (2.99%) Dell
5 2 (2.99%) Fortinet
5 2 (2.99%) PayPal
5 2 (2.99%) Tandberg
5 2 (2.99%) Vertica
5 2 (2.99%) VMware
6 1 (1.49%) Adobe
6 1 (1.49%) HP
6 1 (1.49%) Juniper
6 1 (1.49%) NetApp
6 1 (1.49%) Panasonic
6 1 (1.49%) Sony
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