Period
to 12 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £68,250 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

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

Principal Engineer
England > North West
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 286 351 355
Rank change year-on-year +65 +4 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 35 12 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 12
North West median annual salary £68,250 £71,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.21% +29.55% -3.51%
10th Percentile £53,275 £57,375 £44,375
90th Percentile £82,125 £78,500 £64,875
England median annual salary £77,500 £65,985 £60,000
% change year-on-year +17.45% +9.98% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 9,594 11,221 12,639
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 96.59% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 7,612 9,097 10,116
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £69,298 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in the North West

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in the North West

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Principal Engineer in the North West

Principal Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the North West region over the 6 months to 12 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +45 32 £68,250 -4.21% 9
Lancashire - 2 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - - 2
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, Principal Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (88.57%) Software Engineering
2 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (57.14%) Mentoring
4 15 (42.86%) Open Source
5 14 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (31.43%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (28.57%) Mob Programming
7 10 (28.57%) Swagger
7 10 (28.57%) Big Data
7 10 (28.57%) Sage
7 10 (28.57%) BBC
7 10 (28.57%) TDD
7 10 (28.57%) Pair Programming
7 10 (28.57%) Android
8 9 (25.71%) C++
8 9 (25.71%) AWS
9 7 (20.00%) Java
9 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 6 (17.14%) C
10 6 (17.14%) Linux
10 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (17.14%) DevOps
10 6 (17.14%) React
10 6 (17.14%) Line Management
10 6 (17.14%) Serverless
11 5 (14.29%) Infotainment
11 5 (14.29%) Technical Leadership
11 5 (14.29%) ISO 26262
11 5 (14.29%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (14.29%) GraphQL

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (25.71%) AWS
2 6 (17.14%) Serverless
3 5 (14.29%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (11.43%) Azure
5 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.86%) GCP
5 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) Big Data
2 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (14.29%) Automotive
2 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.86%) Avionics
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Military
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) Swagger
2 6 (17.14%) React
3 5 (14.29%) .NET
3 5 (14.29%) CSS
3 5 (14.29%) GraphQL
3 5 (14.29%) HTML
3 5 (14.29%) Sass
4 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.71%) REST
4 2 (5.71%) SOAP
5 1 (2.86%) .NET Core
5 1 (2.86%) RESTful
5 1 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) BBC
2 5 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Data Structures
2 5 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (14.29%) Infotainment
2 5 (14.29%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.86%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Android
2 6 (17.14%) Linux
3 5 (14.29%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (88.57%) Software Engineering
2 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (57.14%) Mentoring
4 15 (42.86%) Open Source
5 14 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (31.43%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (28.57%) Mob Programming
7 10 (28.57%) Pair Programming
7 10 (28.57%) TDD
8 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (17.14%) DevOps
8 6 (17.14%) Line Management
9 5 (14.29%) BDD
9 5 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (14.29%) Kanban
9 5 (14.29%) Memory Management
9 5 (14.29%) Mobile Development
9 5 (14.29%) Open Source Development
9 5 (14.29%) Power Management
9 5 (14.29%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) C++
2 7 (20.00%) Java
2 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (17.14%) C
4 5 (14.29%) C#
4 5 (14.29%) Kotlin
5 2 (5.71%) Python
5 2 (5.71%) SQL
6 1 (2.86%) Go
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) ISO 26262
2 2 (5.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Sage
2 5 (14.29%) QNX
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) Pega
4 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com