Principal Engineer Jobs in Scotland

Principal Engineer
UK > Scotland

The median Principal Engineer salary in Scotland is £65,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 20 April 2024.

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

6 months to
20 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 180 198 219
Rank change year-on-year +18 +21 -50
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 104 23 30
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 1.57% 0.48% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 0.53% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 21 22 18
10th Percentile £55,000 £60,375 £57,500
25th Percentile £62,500 £69,063 £72,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £85,000 £78,750
Median % change year-on-year -23.53% +7.94% -4.55%
75th Percentile £100,000 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile - £103,759 £90,000
UK median annual salary £80,000 £82,500 £85,000
% change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94% +21.43%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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.

Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 6,410 4,321 5,451
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 96.83% 90.34% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2,601 2,352 2,936
10th Percentile £27,683 £31,263 £28,096
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £38,635
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +9.52% +10.53%
75th Percentile £65,000 £73,750 £65,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,550 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.42% - +9.09%

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in Scotland

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Principal Engineer in Scotland.

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in Scotland

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Principal Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 April 2024.

Salary histogram for Principal Engineer in Scotland

Principal Engineer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 April 2024. 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
Jobs
Edinburgh +63 53 £100,000 +17.65% 3
Glasgow -74 38 £65,000 -23.53% 4
Fife -5 4 - -
Stirling - 4 - -
Aberdeen - 3 - - 1
Lanarkshire - 2 - - 2
Principal Engineer
UK

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 April 2024, Principal Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 65 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 60 (57.69%) Data Science
3 48 (46.15%) AWS
4 46 (44.23%) Algorithms
5 45 (43.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 44 (42.31%) Agile
7 43 (41.35%) Python
7 43 (41.35%) Analytics
8 40 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
9 38 (36.54%) Social Skills
9 38 (36.54%) Problem-Solving
10 37 (35.58%) Threat Intelligence
10 37 (35.58%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 37 (35.58%) Dell
11 35 (33.65%) Java
11 35 (33.65%) GCP
12 34 (32.69%) Google
13 33 (31.73%) Computer Science
13 33 (31.73%) SaaS
14 32 (30.77%) Kubernetes
14 32 (30.77%) Computer Security
14 32 (30.77%) Cloud Native
15 25 (24.04%) SDLC
15 25 (24.04%) Kafka
15 25 (24.04%) Scala
16 24 (23.08%) Hadoop
16 24 (23.08%) Bash
16 24 (23.08%) Big Data
16 24 (23.08%) Go
16 24 (23.08%) Apache Spark

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (23.08%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (11.54%) Simulink
1 12 (11.54%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 48 (46.15%) AWS
2 35 (33.65%) GCP
3 33 (31.73%) SaaS
4 23 (22.12%) Amazon S3
4 23 (22.12%) Amazon SQS
4 23 (22.12%) Google Docs
4 23 (22.12%) Lucidchart
4 23 (22.12%) Miro
4 23 (22.12%) Slack
5 2 (1.92%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (23.08%) Big Data
1 24 (23.08%) Hadoop
2 23 (22.12%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (22.12%) Redis
2 23 (22.12%) Scylla
3 10 (9.62%) BigQuery
3 10 (9.62%) Looker
4 7 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.96%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.96%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.96%) Flink
5 1 (0.96%) HBase
5 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (0.96%) Cypress.io
2 1 (0.96%) JUnit
General
1 45 (43.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 38 (36.54%) Social Skills
3 23 (22.12%) Law
4 19 (18.27%) Games
5 18 (17.31%) Banking
5 18 (17.31%) Finance
5 18 (17.31%) Financial Institution
5 18 (17.31%) Investment Banking
5 18 (17.31%) Marketing
5 18 (17.31%) Presentation Skills
6 13 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (10.58%) Legal
8 2 (1.92%) Tech for Good
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (24.04%) Kafka
2 23 (22.12%) GraphQL
3 4 (3.85%) React
4 3 (2.88%) Node.js
5 2 (1.92%) RESTful
6 1 (0.96%) Apache NiFi
6 1 (0.96%) Micronaut
6 1 (0.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (44.23%) Algorithms
2 32 (30.77%) Cloud Native
3 23 (22.12%) Data Structures
4 12 (11.54%) Renewable Energy
5 10 (9.62%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (8.65%) Virtual Team
7 8 (7.69%) Product Ownership
8 6 (5.77%) Management Information System
9 4 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.96%) Distributed Systems
10 1 (0.96%) Educational Technology
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.62%) Linux
2 9 (8.65%) Mac OS
2 9 (8.65%) Windows
3 4 (3.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 60 (57.69%) Data Science
3 44 (42.31%) Agile
4 43 (41.35%) Analytics
5 40 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
6 38 (36.54%) Problem-Solving
7 37 (35.58%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 37 (35.58%) Threat Intelligence
8 33 (31.73%) Computer Science
9 32 (30.77%) Computer Security
10 25 (24.04%) SDLC
11 23 (22.12%) High Availability
11 23 (22.12%) User Experience
11 23 (22.12%) UX Research
12 21 (20.19%) Change Management
13 19 (18.27%) Machine Learning
14 18 (17.31%) Asset Management
14 18 (17.31%) Coaching
14 18 (17.31%) Mathematics
14 18 (17.31%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 43 (41.35%) Python
2 35 (33.65%) Java
3 25 (24.04%) Scala
4 24 (23.08%) Bash
4 24 (23.08%) Go
5 12 (11.54%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.92%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.96%) C++
7 1 (0.96%) Kotlin
7 1 (0.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (8.65%) Computer Science Degree
1 9 (8.65%) Degree
2 4 (3.85%) Master's Degree
2 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.65%) GDPR
2 3 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.96%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.96%) QA
3 1 (0.96%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (1.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 32 (30.77%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.85%) Ansible
2 4 (3.85%) vRealize
2 4 (3.85%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 1 (0.96%) Rancher
Vendors
1 37 (35.58%) Dell
2 34 (32.69%) Google
3 4 (3.85%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.96%) StreamSets