The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £58,750 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 28 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 - 180
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 3 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.071% - 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% - 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 3
Median salary £58,750 - £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £51,125 - £49,650
10% offered a salary of more than £63,375 - £53,750
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.54% -  

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 4114 3431 3209
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.84% 98.20% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 13513 12235 11799
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,250 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,800 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Principal Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in Manchester

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in Manchester

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 Manchester region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) TDD
3 8 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (35.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (35.00%) MVC
5 6 (30.00%) .NET
6 5 (25.00%) Java
6 5 (25.00%) Validation
6 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (25.00%) SDLC
7 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (20.00%) BDD
7 4 (20.00%) Degree
7 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
7 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 4 (20.00%) Pair Programming
7 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (20.00%) Project Management
7 4 (20.00%) ISEB
7 4 (20.00%) DevOps
7 4 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (15.00%) Microservices
8 3 (15.00%) SOA
8 3 (15.00%) Spring
8 3 (15.00%) Open Source
8 3 (15.00%) JSON
8 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (15.00%) Node.js

Principal Engineer 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 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (15.00%) Apache Camel
2 3 (15.00%) JSON
2 3 (15.00%) Node.js
2 3 (15.00%) REST
2 3 (15.00%) Spring
3 2 (10.00%) HTML
3 2 (10.00%) HTML5
3 2 (10.00%) Spring Integration
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.00%) J2EE
4 1 (5.00%) JSF
4 1 (5.00%) JSP
4 1 (5.00%) RESTful
4 1 (5.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) TDD
3 8 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (35.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (35.00%) MVC
5 5 (25.00%) SDLC
5 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (25.00%) Validation
6 4 (20.00%) BDD
6 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (20.00%) DevOps
6 4 (20.00%) Pair Programming
6 4 (20.00%) Project Management
6 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (15.00%) Microservices
7 3 (15.00%) Open Source
7 3 (15.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
1 4 (20.00%) ISEB
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