Principal Engineer Jobs in the North West

Principal Engineer
England > North West

The median Principal Engineer salary in the North West is £65,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 26 May 2024.

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

6 months to
26 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 208 265 301
Rank change year-on-year +57 +36 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 82 33 31
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 0.81% 0.43% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.48% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 23 29 14
10th Percentile £55,000 £47,564 £62,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £68,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £72,500 £79,500
Median % change year-on-year -10.34% -8.81% +27.20%
75th Percentile £71,820 £85,000 £87,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £102,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £80,000 £85,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +21.43%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
North West

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.

Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 9,643 6,837 9,123
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 89.40% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 7,405 4,026 5,385
10th Percentile £27,250 £30,138 £28,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £40,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +10.53%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £78,500 £80,250 £81,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £60,800 £60,000
% change year-on-year -13.65% +1.33% +9.09%

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Principal Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 26 May 2024.

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 26 May 2024. 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
Jobs
Manchester +33 29 £67,880 -9.49% 17
Cumbria - 23 £55,000 - 33
Cheshire +1 16 £65,000 +8.33% 7
Merseyside +6 7 £100,000 +42.86%
Lancashire -12 7 - - 14
Principal Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2024, Principal Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 33 (40.24%) Agile
2 32 (39.02%) Google
2 32 (39.02%) DevOps
3 30 (36.59%) Mentoring
4 29 (35.37%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (35.37%) Change Management
4 29 (35.37%) BigQuery
4 29 (35.37%) GCP
4 29 (35.37%) Data Engineering
4 29 (35.37%) GDPR
4 29 (35.37%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (35.37%) Data Pipeline
4 29 (35.37%) DataOps
4 29 (35.37%) Platform Engineering
5 27 (32.93%) Looker
5 27 (32.93%) Data Science
5 27 (32.93%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (20.73%) People Management
7 16 (19.51%) Degree
8 14 (17.07%) Infrastructure Management
8 14 (17.07%) Manufacturing
8 14 (17.07%) HNC
8 14 (17.07%) Business Case
9 13 (15.85%) Process Improvement
10 12 (14.63%) Software Engineering
11 10 (12.20%) Azure
11 10 (12.20%) Technical Leadership
11 10 (12.20%) Technology Roadmap
11 10 (12.20%) Roadmaps
12 8 (9.76%) Security Cleared

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 29 (35.37%) GCP
2 10 (12.20%) Azure
3 3 (3.66%) Azure DevOps
3 3 (3.66%) Dropbox
3 3 (3.66%) Google Drive
3 3 (3.66%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.22%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (35.37%) BigQuery
2 27 (32.93%) Looker
3 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Android Studio
1 3 (3.66%) Cypress.io
1 3 (3.66%) Postman
1 3 (3.66%) Selenium
1 3 (3.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (35.37%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (17.07%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.66%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.44%) Social Skills
4 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.22%) Advertising
5 1 (1.22%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.76%) .NET
2 3 (3.66%) Playwright
3 1 (1.22%) .NET Core
3 1 (1.22%) CSS
3 1 (1.22%) HTML
3 1 (1.22%) Spring
3 1 (1.22%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 27 (32.93%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (3.66%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.66%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (40.24%) Agile
2 32 (39.02%) DevOps
3 30 (36.59%) Mentoring
4 29 (35.37%) Change Management
4 29 (35.37%) Data Engineering
4 29 (35.37%) Data Pipeline
4 29 (35.37%) DataOps
4 29 (35.37%) Platform Engineering
4 29 (35.37%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (32.93%) Data Science
6 17 (20.73%) People Management
7 14 (17.07%) Business Case
7 14 (17.07%) Infrastructure Management
8 13 (15.85%) Process Improvement
9 12 (14.63%) Software Engineering
10 10 (12.20%) Roadmaps
10 10 (12.20%) Technical Leadership
10 10 (12.20%) Technology Roadmap
11 6 (7.32%) Systems Engineering
12 5 (6.10%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.76%) C#
2 4 (4.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.22%) C++
3 1 (1.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (19.51%) Degree
2 14 (17.07%) HNC
3 8 (9.76%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.32%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.66%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.44%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (35.37%) GDPR
2 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 15288
2 3 (3.66%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (39.02%) Google
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft