The median annual salary for a Principal Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Principal Software Engineer
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 239 248
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 3 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.049% 0.017% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.018% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 7
Median salary £60,000 - £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £56,250 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -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 the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5952 5571 6393
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.88% 97.06% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4981 4675 5148
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Principal Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Software Engineer in the North West

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Principal Software Engineer in the North West

Principal Software 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 Software Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -22 3 £60,000 -
Principal Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 North West region featuring Principal Software Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 7 (100.00%) Node.js
2 6 (85.71%) REST
2 6 (85.71%) Open Source
2 6 (85.71%) AngularJS
2 6 (85.71%) Apache Camel
2 6 (85.71%) DevOps
2 6 (85.71%) Microservices
2 6 (85.71%) Technical Architecture
2 6 (85.71%) JSON
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (85.71%) Configuration Management
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) Pair Programming
2 6 (85.71%) MVC
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 6 (85.71%) SOA
3 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 5 (71.43%) Spring
3 5 (71.43%) HTML5
3 5 (71.43%) Spring Integration
4 1 (14.29%) CMS
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel

Principal Software 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 (14.29%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) Node.js
2 6 (85.71%) AngularJS
2 6 (85.71%) Apache Camel
2 6 (85.71%) JSON
2 6 (85.71%) REST
3 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 5 (71.43%) HTML5
3 5 (71.43%) Spring
3 5 (71.43%) Spring Integration
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (85.71%) Configuration Management
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (85.71%) DevOps
2 6 (85.71%) Microservices
2 6 (85.71%) MVC
2 6 (85.71%) Open Source
2 6 (85.71%) Pair Programming
2 6 (85.71%) SOA
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
Lancaster, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 6 days ago