Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £76,000 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 19 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 166 179
Rank change year-on-year -4 +13 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 4 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.14% 0.26% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.26% 0.100%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 3
Oxfordshire median annual salary £76,000 £63,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.63% +20.00% -4.55%
South East median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% -11.54% +18.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. 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
Oxfordshire
Permanent vacancies in Oxfordshire with a recognized job title 2,752 2,649 3,002
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.83% 96.50% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2,409 2,231 2,449
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +8.43%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £66,250
South East median annual salary £46,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +3.45%

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in Oxfordshire

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in Oxfordshire

Principal Engineer
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 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
Oxford -11 3 £76,000 +23.58%
Abingdon -5 1 £65,000 -
Principal Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 Oxfordshire region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Product Management
1 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (75.00%) Confluence
1 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (75.00%) BDD
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (75.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (75.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (75.00%) User Stories
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) C++
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
1 3 (75.00%) Coaching
1 3 (75.00%) Software Delivery
1 3 (75.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) VPLS
2 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (25.00%) CCIE
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 3 (75.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) BGP
1 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) OSPF
1 1 (25.00%) VPLS
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) BDD
1 3 (75.00%) Coaching
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (75.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (75.00%) Product Management
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Software Delivery
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (75.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) C++
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCIE
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Juniper