Principal Software Engineer Jobs in Scotland

Principal Software Engineer
UK > Scotland

The median Principal Software Engineer salary in Scotland is £100,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 19 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
19 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 222 218 234
Rank change year-on-year -4 +16 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 61 5 12
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 0.92% 0.10% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.12% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 11
10th Percentile £67,500 £49,500 -
25th Percentile £73,438 £60,000 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £100,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +29.03% +3.33% -
75th Percentile - £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £100,375 £107,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £85,000 £82,500 £87,500
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +6.06%

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 6,411 4,330 5,456
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 96.84% 90.40% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2,601 2,357 2,938
10th Percentile £27,750 £31,569 £28,209
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 £73,853 £65,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £53,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -11.67% - +9.09%

Principal Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Software Engineer in Scotland

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Principal Software Engineer in Scotland

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Principal Software Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 April 2024.

Salary histogram for Principal Software Engineer in Scotland

Principal Software 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 Software Engineer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 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 +77 40 £100,000 +17.65% 1
Glasgow -83 21 £70,000 +55.56%
Principal Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 April 2024, Principal Software 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 61 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 51 (83.61%) Data Science
3 47 (77.05%) AWS
4 39 (63.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 38 (62.30%) Python
6 34 (55.74%) Java
7 33 (54.10%) Dell
7 33 (54.10%) Cybersecurity
7 33 (54.10%) Threat Intelligence
7 33 (54.10%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 32 (52.46%) SaaS
8 32 (52.46%) Computer Security
9 30 (49.18%) Agile
10 28 (45.90%) Analytics
10 28 (45.90%) Kubernetes
10 28 (45.90%) Cloud Native
11 26 (42.62%) Social Skills
12 25 (40.98%) GCP
12 25 (40.98%) Kafka
13 24 (39.34%) Go
13 24 (39.34%) Big Data
13 24 (39.34%) Bash
13 24 (39.34%) Scala
13 24 (39.34%) Hadoop
13 24 (39.34%) Google
13 24 (39.34%) Apache Spark
13 24 (39.34%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (37.70%) Slack
14 23 (37.70%) Scylla
14 23 (37.70%) Data Structures

Principal Software 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 (39.34%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 47 (77.05%) AWS
2 32 (52.46%) SaaS
3 25 (40.98%) GCP
4 23 (37.70%) Amazon S3
4 23 (37.70%) Amazon SQS
4 23 (37.70%) Google Docs
4 23 (37.70%) Lucidchart
4 23 (37.70%) Miro
4 23 (37.70%) Slack
5 1 (1.64%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (39.34%) Big Data
1 24 (39.34%) Hadoop
2 23 (37.70%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (37.70%) Redis
2 23 (37.70%) Scylla
3 1 (1.64%) Apache Accumulo
3 1 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.64%) Flink
3 1 (1.64%) HBase
3 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) JUnit
General
1 39 (63.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 26 (42.62%) Social Skills
3 19 (31.15%) Games
4 18 (29.51%) Banking
4 18 (29.51%) Finance
4 18 (29.51%) Financial Institution
4 18 (29.51%) Investment Banking
4 18 (29.51%) Law
4 18 (29.51%) Marketing
4 18 (29.51%) Presentation Skills
5 2 (3.28%) Tech for Good
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (40.98%) Kafka
2 23 (37.70%) GraphQL
3 4 (6.56%) React
4 3 (4.92%) Node.js
5 2 (3.28%) RESTful
6 1 (1.64%) Apache NiFi
6 1 (1.64%) Micronaut
6 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (45.90%) Cloud Native
2 23 (37.70%) Algorithms
2 23 (37.70%) Data Structures
3 9 (14.75%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.28%) Product Ownership
5 1 (1.64%) Distributed Systems
5 1 (1.64%) Educational Technology
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) Linux
2 9 (14.75%) Mac OS
2 9 (14.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 51 (83.61%) Data Science
3 33 (54.10%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 33 (54.10%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (54.10%) Threat Intelligence
4 32 (52.46%) Computer Security
5 30 (49.18%) Agile
6 28 (45.90%) Analytics
7 24 (39.34%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (37.70%) High Availability
8 23 (37.70%) User Experience
8 23 (37.70%) UX Research
9 20 (32.79%) SDLC
10 19 (31.15%) Machine Learning
11 18 (29.51%) Asset Management
11 18 (29.51%) Business Analysis
11 18 (29.51%) Computer Science
11 18 (29.51%) Data Analysis
11 18 (29.51%) Mathematics
11 18 (29.51%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 38 (62.30%) Python
2 34 (55.74%) Java
3 24 (39.34%) Bash
3 24 (39.34%) Go
3 24 (39.34%) Scala
4 1 (1.64%) Kotlin
4 1 (1.64%) TypeScript
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (45.90%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.64%) Rancher
Vendors
1 33 (54.10%) Dell
2 24 (39.34%) Google
3 1 (1.64%) StreamSets