The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Engineer
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 110 142 143
Rank change year-on-year +32 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 1 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.080% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 5
Median salary £57,500 £72,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.68% -9.37%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1211 1824 2254
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.27% 93.78% 94.79%
Number of salaries quoted 937 1474 1541
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Principal Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in Reading

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in Reading

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Principal 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 Reading region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Document Management
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) Secure Coding

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Document Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Secure Coding
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
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