The median annual salary for a Principal Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Software Engineer
North West / Manchester
Rank 195 181 190
Rank change year-on-year -14 +9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 4 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.10% 0.030% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.030% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 1
Median salary £60,000 - £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +27.77% -10.00%  

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 3815 3288 3631
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 96.80% 97.54% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3184 2733 2977
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 Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Software Engineer in Manchester

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Principal Software Engineer in Manchester

Principal Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Principal Software 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) SOA
1 6 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 6 (100.00%) JSON
1 6 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (100.00%) Open Source
1 6 (100.00%) Node.js
1 6 (100.00%) REST
1 6 (100.00%) Apache Camel
1 6 (100.00%) DevOps
1 6 (100.00%) Microservices
1 6 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 5 (83.33%) Spring Integration
2 5 (83.33%) HTML5
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) Spring
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics

Principal Software Engineer 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:

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 6 (100.00%) Apache Camel
1 6 (100.00%) JSON
1 6 (100.00%) Node.js
1 6 (100.00%) REST
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) HTML5
2 5 (83.33%) Spring
2 5 (83.33%) Spring Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (100.00%) DevOps
1 6 (100.00%) Microservices
1 6 (100.00%) Open Source
1 6 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 6 (100.00%) SOA
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (83.33%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript