Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £61,250 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Principal Engineer
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 189 211
Rank change year-on-year +42 +22 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 8 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.34% 0.26% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.27% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 3
Reading median annual salary £61,250 £65,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.77% +13.04% -28.13%
10th Percentile £55,000 £62,500 £52,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £74,250 £66,750
Berkshire median annual salary £61,250 £66,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year -7.55% +26.19% -26.32%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 2290 3358 4424
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.16% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1880 2516 3518
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £74,325 £72,000 £68,750
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +3.09% +7.78%

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 6 (75.00%) OO
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
2 5 (62.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (50.00%) Jitterbit
3 4 (50.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 4 (50.00%) Digital Economy
3 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (50.00%) SAP PI
3 4 (50.00%) Apex Code
3 4 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
3 4 (50.00%) ServiceNow
3 4 (50.00%) J2EE
3 4 (50.00%) SAP
3 4 (50.00%) OOP
3 4 (50.00%) Informatica
3 4 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (50.00%) ITSM
3 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (37.50%) Ruby
4 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
4 3 (37.50%) HTTP
4 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) Perl
4 3 (37.50%) Python
4 3 (37.50%) Unix

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
1 3 (37.50%) HTTP
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (50.00%) Digital Economy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) J2EE
1 4 (50.00%) SAP PI
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
2 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) OO
2 4 (50.00%) ITSM
2 4 (50.00%) OOP
2 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
3 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) OOD
5 1 (12.50%) Information Management
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Apex Code
3 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
3 3 (37.50%) Perl
3 3 (37.50%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) Ruby
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) C
5 1 (12.50%) C++
5 1 (12.50%) Go
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) KVM
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 3 (37.50%) Ansible
2 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (37.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Informatica
1 4 (50.00%) Jitterbit
1 4 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
1 4 (50.00%) SAP
1 4 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (12.50%) VMware