Period
to 21 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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

Principal Software Engineer
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 70 41
Rank change year-on-year +22 -29 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 10 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.42% 0.22% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.46% 0.23% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 10 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 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -8.33%

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 407 440 307
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.55% 96.70% 92.47%
Number of salaries quoted 303 284 243
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £35,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.89% -4.67% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £20,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £59,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

Principal Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Software Engineer in Northern Ireland

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for Principal Software Engineer in Northern Ireland

Principal Software 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 Software Engineer within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 21 October 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 +14 10 £50,000 -
Principal Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, Principal Software 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (90.00%) C++
2 9 (90.00%) C
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (40.00%) Apple Pay
5 4 (40.00%) Google Pay
5 4 (40.00%) Apple
5 4 (40.00%) XML
5 4 (40.00%) HTML
6 3 (30.00%) OO
6 3 (30.00%) JSON
6 3 (30.00%) Refactoring
6 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (30.00%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (20.00%) Contactless
7 2 (20.00%) Samsung
7 2 (20.00%) Samsung Pay
7 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (20.00%) Android
7 2 (20.00%) Kanban
7 2 (20.00%) Google
7 2 (20.00%) Embedded C
7 2 (20.00%) Smartcard
7 2 (20.00%) Scrum

Principal Software 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 1 (10.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Apple Pay
1 4 (40.00%) Google Pay
2 2 (20.00%) Samsung Pay
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
1 4 (40.00%) XML
2 3 (30.00%) JSON
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) Velocity
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Contactless
2 2 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (20.00%) Smartcard
3 1 (10.00%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (10.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (30.00%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (30.00%) OO
4 3 (30.00%) Refactoring
5 2 (20.00%) Kanban
5 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C
1 9 (90.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Apple
2 2 (20.00%) Google
2 2 (20.00%) Samsung