Period
to 20 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

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

Principal Engineer
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 63 42
Rank change year-on-year +14 -21 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 15 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.51% 0.24% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.55% 0.25% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 3
Northern Ireland median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.00% -
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - -4.00% +8.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. 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
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies in Northern Ireland with a recognized job title 423 404 282
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 99.06% 95.96% 93.07%
Number of salaries quoted 295 275 223
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,450 £21,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £59,500 £59,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in Northern Ireland

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in Northern Ireland

Principal Engineer
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 20 September 2018. 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
County Antrim +13 15 £50,000 -
Principal Engineer
UK

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 Northern Ireland region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (66.67%) C++
3 10 (66.67%) C
4 9 (60.00%) Mentoring
5 8 (53.33%) Computer Science
5 8 (53.33%) OO
6 7 (46.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (40.00%) Linux
8 5 (33.33%) Apple
8 5 (33.33%) XML
8 5 (33.33%) HTML
8 5 (33.33%) Degree
9 4 (26.67%) JSON
9 4 (26.67%) Refactoring
9 4 (26.67%) TDD
9 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
9 4 (26.67%) N-Tier
9 4 (26.67%) Exploratory Testing
9 4 (26.67%) Blockchain
9 4 (26.67%) Software Delivery
9 4 (26.67%) Coaching
9 4 (26.67%) Microservices
9 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (26.67%) Time Management
9 4 (26.67%) BDD
9 4 (26.67%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
10 3 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Payment Gateway
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Blockchain
General
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
1 5 (33.33%) XML
2 4 (26.67%) JSON
3 2 (13.33%) Velocity
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) .NET
4 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (26.67%) N-Tier
3 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (20.00%) Contactless
3 3 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (20.00%) Smartcard
4 1 (6.67%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (6.67%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (60.00%) Mentoring
4 8 (53.33%) OO
5 7 (46.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (26.67%) BDD
6 4 (26.67%) Coaching
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (26.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Microservices
6 4 (26.67%) Refactoring
6 4 (26.67%) Software Delivery
6 4 (26.67%) TDD
6 4 (26.67%) Time Management
7 3 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (20.00%) Kanban
7 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) C
1 10 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (26.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Apple
2 3 (20.00%) Samsung
3 2 (13.33%) Google