The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £81,250 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 606 640
Rank change year-on-year +51 +34  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 58 32 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.081% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.085% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 52 32 21
Median salary £81,250 £80,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.56% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £54,100 £62,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £85,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,250 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.09% -  

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 34928 37857 42985
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.93% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 28337 32945 36330
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +29 10 £76,400 +38.90% 1
New Malden - 1 £53,000 -
Uxbridge - 1 £63,500 -
West End of London - 1 £55,000 - 1
Principal Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 49 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (42.86%) DevOps
3 25 (32.47%) Mentoring
3 25 (32.47%) Java
3 25 (32.47%) SQL
4 24 (31.17%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (29.87%) Linux
6 22 (28.57%) Google
7 20 (25.97%) Scrum
7 20 (25.97%) JavaScript
7 20 (25.97%) Puppet
7 20 (25.97%) Ansible
8 18 (23.38%) Docker
8 18 (23.38%) Coaching
8 18 (23.38%) C#
9 17 (22.08%) .NET
9 17 (22.08%) Kubernetes
10 16 (20.78%) MongoDB
10 16 (20.78%) Git (software)
10 16 (20.78%) TDD
11 15 (19.48%) Machine Learning
11 15 (19.48%) AngularJS
12 14 (18.18%) Microservices
12 14 (18.18%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (16.88%) NoSQL
13 13 (16.88%) CentOS
13 13 (16.88%) Open Source
13 13 (16.88%) Finance
13 13 (16.88%) Software Engineering
13 13 (16.88%) SQL Server

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 9 (11.69%) Apache
1 9 (11.69%) Tomcat
2 7 (9.09%) CMS
3 4 (5.19%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.60%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.60%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.30%) nginx
5 1 (1.30%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 24 (31.17%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (18.18%) Google Cloud Platform
3 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (9.09%) Azure Machine Learning
5 5 (6.49%) GitHub
5 5 (6.49%) SaaS
6 4 (5.19%) Sumo Logic
7 1 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.30%) BrowserStack
7 1 (1.30%) Google Container Engine
7 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (3.90%) Firewall
2 3 (3.90%) LAN
2 3 (3.90%) WAN
2 3 (3.90%) Wireless
3 2 (2.60%) H.323
3 2 (2.60%) MGCP
3 2 (2.60%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (2.60%) Telepresence
3 2 (2.60%) VLAN
3 2 (2.60%) VoIP
3 2 (2.60%) VPN
4 1 (1.30%) BGP
4 1 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.30%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.30%) Multicast
4 1 (1.30%) OSPF
4 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.78%) MongoDB
2 13 (16.88%) NoSQL
2 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
3 12 (15.58%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (11.69%) Big Data
5 8 (10.39%) BigQuery
6 7 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (9.09%) Blockchain
6 7 (9.09%) DocumentDB
6 7 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (6.49%) MySQL
7 5 (6.49%) Redis
8 4 (5.19%) Oracle Database
9 3 (3.90%) CouchDB
9 3 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.30%) Azkaban
10 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (20.78%) Git (software)
2 12 (15.58%) Talend Open Studio
3 8 (10.39%) SpecFlow
3 8 (10.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 7 (9.09%) JIRA
5 4 (5.19%) Artifactory
6 3 (3.90%) Grunt
6 3 (3.90%) gulp
7 2 (2.60%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.60%) Mocha
7 2 (2.60%) webpack
8 1 (1.30%) Babel
8 1 (1.30%) Bower
8 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.30%) Selenium
8 1 (1.30%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (16.88%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Retail
2 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.79%) Marketing
3 6 (7.79%) Online Betting
4 5 (6.49%) Banking
5 4 (5.19%) Publishing
6 3 (3.90%) Law
7 1 (1.30%) Advertising
7 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.08%) .NET
2 15 (19.48%) AngularJS
3 12 (15.58%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (12.99%) .NET Framework
4 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET
4 10 (12.99%) React
5 9 (11.69%) CSS
5 9 (11.69%) HTML
6 8 (10.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (10.39%) Entity Framework
6 8 (10.39%) WCF
6 8 (10.39%) WPF
7 7 (9.09%) ADO.NET
7 7 (9.09%) CSS3
7 7 (9.09%) HTML5
7 7 (9.09%) Kafka
7 7 (9.09%) React Native
7 7 (9.09%) XML
8 5 (6.49%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (6.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (7.79%) Fintech
3 6 (7.79%) Over-the-Top Content
3 6 (7.79%) Semantic Web
4 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.30%) Blog
6 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.87%) Linux
2 13 (16.88%) CentOS
3 10 (12.99%) Windows
4 8 (10.39%) Ubuntu
5 7 (9.09%) Android
5 7 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 5 (6.49%) Unix
7 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (42.86%) DevOps
3 25 (32.47%) Mentoring
4 20 (25.97%) Scrum
5 18 (23.38%) Coaching
6 16 (20.78%) TDD
7 15 (19.48%) Machine Learning
8 14 (18.18%) Microservices
9 13 (16.88%) Open Source
9 13 (16.88%) Software Engineering
10 12 (15.58%) Analytics
10 12 (15.58%) ETL
11 11 (14.29%) Software Architecture
12 10 (12.99%) BDD
12 10 (12.99%) E-Commerce
12 10 (12.99%) Kanban
12 10 (12.99%) MVC
12 10 (12.99%) SOA
12 10 (12.99%) Test Automation
13 8 (10.39%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.47%) Java
1 25 (32.47%) SQL
2 20 (25.97%) JavaScript
3 18 (23.38%) C#
4 13 (16.88%) Python
5 7 (9.09%) Apple Swift
5 7 (9.09%) Objective-C
6 6 (7.79%) TypeScript
7 5 (6.49%) Go
8 2 (2.60%) ES6
8 2 (2.60%) Scala
9 1 (1.30%) C
9 1 (1.30%) Clojure
9 1 (1.30%) F#
9 1 (1.30%) Ruby
9 1 (1.30%) Rust
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) Degree
2 4 (5.19%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.60%) CCNP
3 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.30%) CCIE
4 1 (1.30%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (23.38%) Docker
2 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (25.97%) Ansible
1 20 (25.97%) Puppet
2 17 (22.08%) Kubernetes
3 13 (16.88%) Nagios
4 5 (6.49%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (5.19%) Grafana
5 4 (5.19%) Rundeck
6 2 (2.60%) Terraform
7 1 (1.30%) Packer
7 1 (1.30%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.30%) Salt
Vendors
1 22 (28.57%) Google
2 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.58%) Red Hat
2 12 (15.58%) Talend
3 11 (14.29%) AppDynamics
4 7 (9.09%) Atlassian
4 7 (9.09%) New Relic
4 7 (9.09%) Xamarin
5 5 (6.49%) Cisco
6 4 (5.19%) Oracle
6 4 (5.19%) PagerDuty
6 4 (5.19%) Splunk
7 2 (2.60%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.60%) Tandberg
7 2 (2.60%) Vertica
8 1 (1.30%) Adobe
8 1 (1.30%) Apple
8 1 (1.30%) Citrix
8 1 (1.30%) Dell
8 1 (1.30%) Tableau
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