The median annual salary for a Principal Software Developer 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 Software Developer
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 611 637 667
Rank change year-on-year +26 +30  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Developer 2 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.003% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.003% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 3
Median salary £81,250 £92,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.16% +32.14%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £53,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year +2.32% -10.41%  

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 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 Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Software Developer in London

Principal Software Developer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Principal Software Developer in London

Principal Software Developer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Software Developer in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Software Developer in London

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Principal Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (33.33%) TOWER Software
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API

Principal Software Developer 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
3 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) SDET
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) SOLID
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) TOWER Software