The median annual salary for a Principal Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Developer
North West / Manchester
Rank 194 173 179
Rank change year-on-year -21 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 5 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.13% 0.27% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.27% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 6
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -  

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 3764 3290 3613
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 96.89% 97.54% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3149 2733 2963
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) .NET
3 9 (60.00%) TDD
3 9 (60.00%) MVC
4 6 (40.00%) C#
4 6 (40.00%) Web Services
5 5 (33.33%) XML
5 5 (33.33%) OO
5 5 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (33.33%) PHP
5 5 (33.33%) WCF
5 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (33.33%) WordPress
5 5 (33.33%) Sass
5 5 (33.33%) DevOps
6 4 (26.67%) MSTest
6 4 (26.67%) BDD
6 4 (26.67%) QA
6 4 (26.67%) WPF
6 4 (26.67%) WF
6 4 (26.67%) LINQ
6 4 (26.67%) NUnit
6 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
6 4 (26.67%) PL/SQL
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
6 4 (26.67%) C++

Principal Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (33.33%) WordPress
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Big Data
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (26.67%) MSTest
2 4 (26.67%) NUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) Web Services
3 5 (33.33%) Sass
3 5 (33.33%) WCF
3 5 (33.33%) XML
4 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
4 4 (26.67%) LINQ
4 4 (26.67%) WF
4 4 (26.67%) WPF
5 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (13.33%) Node.js
6 1 (6.67%) MSMQ
6 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) MVC
2 9 (60.00%) TDD
3 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (33.33%) DevOps
3 5 (33.33%) OO
4 4 (26.67%) BDD
4 4 (26.67%) ETL
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) SOLID
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Complexity Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Kanban
6 1 (6.67%) Line Management
6 1 (6.67%) Machine Learning
6 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) SDLC
6 1 (6.67%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (33.33%) PHP
3 4 (26.67%) C++
3 4 (26.67%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) PL/SQL
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft