Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 349 361 364
Rank change year-on-year +12 +3 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 15 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.11% 0.048% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.050% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 4
North West median annual salary £55,000 £58,250 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.58% +3.56% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £51,625 £36,250
90th Percentile £64,750 £66,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +9.09%

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 12881 12066 12498
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 97.00% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10316 10146 10375
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Principal Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -9 14 £55,000 -6.78% 3
Cheshire -32 1 £47,500 -16.67% 1
Principal Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (73.33%) Java
3 9 (60.00%) Spring
4 8 (53.33%) RESTful
4 8 (53.33%) Scrum
5 7 (46.67%) Extreme Programming
5 7 (46.67%) OO
5 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
6 6 (40.00%) Tomcat
6 6 (40.00%) Hibernate
6 6 (40.00%) Pair Programming
6 6 (40.00%) AngularJS
6 6 (40.00%) React
7 5 (33.33%) DevOps
7 5 (33.33%) REST
7 5 (33.33%) TDD
7 5 (33.33%) JSF
7 5 (33.33%) BDD
7 5 (33.33%) MVC
7 5 (33.33%) J2EE
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 5 (33.33%) CSS
7 5 (33.33%) JSP
8 4 (26.67%) Linux
8 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
8 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
8 4 (26.67%) Node.js
9 3 (20.00%) Docker
9 3 (20.00%) Microservices

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 6 (40.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (13.33%) npm
2 1 (6.67%) OpenShift
2 1 (6.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) MySQL
3 2 (13.33%) Big Data
3 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
3 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) Artifactory
2 3 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) Spring
2 8 (53.33%) RESTful
3 6 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 6 (40.00%) Hibernate
3 6 (40.00%) React
4 5 (33.33%) CSS
4 5 (33.33%) J2EE
4 5 (33.33%) JSF
4 5 (33.33%) JSP
4 5 (33.33%) REST
5 4 (26.67%) Node.js
6 3 (20.00%) .NET
6 3 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (20.00%) Web Services
7 2 (13.33%) HTML
7 2 (13.33%) jQuery
7 2 (13.33%) Redux
7 2 (13.33%) Sass
7 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (6.67%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (13.33%) Xbox
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (53.33%) Scrum
3 7 (46.67%) Extreme Programming
3 7 (46.67%) OO
4 6 (40.00%) Pair Programming
5 5 (33.33%) BDD
5 5 (33.33%) DevOps
5 5 (33.33%) MVC
5 5 (33.33%) TDD
6 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
7 3 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (20.00%) Microservices
7 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (20.00%) SOA
8 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (13.33%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) R
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 1 (6.67%) Apex Code
5 1 (6.67%) C
5 1 (6.67%) C++
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
5 1 (6.67%) SOQL
5 1 (6.67%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Kibana
2 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (13.33%) Puppet
3 1 (6.67%) Kubernetes
3 1 (6.67%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Alibaba
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com