The median annual salary for a Principal Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

Principal Developer
North West / Manchester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 177 181
Rank change year-on-year -22 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 5 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.12% 0.11% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 2
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £48,250 £51,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £54,900 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £67,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +27.61% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4048 3423 3240
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.92% 98.11% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3462 2949 2704
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Principal Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Developer in Manchester

Principal Developer
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Principal Developer in Manchester

Principal Developer
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Developer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 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
Stockport - 1 £45,000 -
Principal Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Principal 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 Manchester region featuring Principal Developer in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) MVC
4 4 (40.00%) Web Services
4 4 (40.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (40.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) TDD
5 3 (30.00%) NUnit
5 3 (30.00%) Spring
5 3 (30.00%) WCF
5 3 (30.00%) WPF
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Scrum
6 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (20.00%) Sass
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (20.00%) DevOps
6 2 (20.00%) Hibernate
6 2 (20.00%) CSS
6 2 (20.00%) ETL
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (20.00%) C++
6 2 (20.00%) PHP
6 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (20.00%) XML
6 2 (20.00%) Windows

Principal Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (20.00%) WordPress
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) NUnit
2 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) MSTest
3 1 (10.00%) JUnit
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) Spring
3 3 (30.00%) WCF
3 3 (30.00%) WPF
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (20.00%) CSS
4 2 (20.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (20.00%) J2EE
4 2 (20.00%) LINQ
4 2 (20.00%) Sass
4 2 (20.00%) WF
4 2 (20.00%) XML
5 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) Java EE
5 1 (10.00%) Spring MVC
5 1 (10.00%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) MVC
3 4 (40.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) BDD
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (20.00%) DevOps
5 2 (20.00%) ETL
5 2 (20.00%) OO
5 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (10.00%) API Design
6 1 (10.00%) Coaching
6 1 (10.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 1 (10.00%) Extreme Programming
6 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
6 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (10.00%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
1 4 (40.00%) Java
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) PHP
3 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (10.00%) XAML
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Flexible Working
Posted: 4 days ago