Period
to 28 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 242 266 336
Rank change year-on-year +24 +70 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 10 64 26
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 0.16% 0.63% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.66% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 21
Median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +22.64% +0.95%
10th Percentile £51,625 £43,500 £45,625
90th Percentile £65,900 £84,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £73,000 £77,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -5.81% +19.23% +12.07%

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 6,031 9,743 11,778
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 96.04% 96.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4,790 7,380 9,536
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +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 proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Principal Engineer in the North West.

Salary trend 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 28 May 2020. 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 +38 10 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Principal Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 9 (90.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (80.00%) AWS
2 8 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (80.00%) Serverless
3 7 (70.00%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (70.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (70.00%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (70.00%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (70.00%) Cloud Native
3 7 (70.00%) Sage
3 7 (70.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 7 (70.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Ansible
4 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (10.00%) Pixi.js
5 1 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Apache NiFi
5 1 (10.00%) DevSecOps
5 1 (10.00%) Mob Programming
5 1 (10.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 1 (10.00%) Data Science
5 1 (10.00%) Docker
5 1 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) User Experience
5 1 (10.00%) Ionic Framework

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Confluence
1 1 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 8 (80.00%) AWS
1 8 (80.00%) Serverless
2 7 (70.00%) AWS Lambda
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Accumulo
2 1 (10.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (10.00%) GoCD
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (10.00%) Apache NiFi
2 1 (10.00%) Ionic Framework
2 1 (10.00%) Kafka
2 1 (10.00%) Node.js
2 1 (10.00%) Pixi.js
2 1 (10.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Cloud Native
1 7 (70.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (70.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (70.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Business Development
5 1 (10.00%) Cyber Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Machine Learning
5 1 (10.00%) Microservices
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) OOD
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Ansible
2 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Sage