Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 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
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 479 548 569
Rank change year-on-year +69 +21 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 58 45 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 33 45 59
South East median annual salary £57,500 £58,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.29% +5.91% +4.76%
10th Percentile £41,450 £42,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £84,750 £72,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29799 33908 41500
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 97.00% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24860 28418 34627
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in the South East

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in the South East

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Engineer in the South East

Principal Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley +46 32 £66,500 +2.31% 6
Oxfordshire +14 21 £80,000 +52.38% 4
Berkshire +39 10 £61,250 -5.77% 1
Hampshire -3 9 £55,000 - 1
Surrey +10 7 £47,500 -20.83%
West Sussex +9 5 £42,500 -22.73%
Kent - 5 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (55.17%) Software Engineering
2 24 (41.38%) C++
3 20 (34.48%) C
3 20 (34.48%) Mentoring
4 18 (31.03%) Degree
5 17 (29.31%) Java
5 17 (29.31%) Windows
5 17 (29.31%) Python
6 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (22.41%) Coaching
7 12 (20.69%) Test Automation
8 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
8 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
8 10 (17.24%) Windows Server
8 10 (17.24%) Computer Science
9 9 (15.52%) Linux
9 9 (15.52%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (13.79%) SaaS
10 8 (13.79%) Software Architecture
10 8 (13.79%) J2EE
10 8 (13.79%) Sophos
11 7 (12.07%) VMware
11 7 (12.07%) MATLAB
11 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
11 7 (12.07%) Perl
11 7 (12.07%) SQL
11 7 (12.07%) OO
11 7 (12.07%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (10.34%) C#
12 6 (10.34%) Military

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.72%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.72%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Simulink
2 1 (1.72%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.52%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (13.79%) SaaS
3 2 (3.45%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.72%) Office 365
4 1 (1.72%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) DNS
2 3 (5.17%) HTTP
2 3 (5.17%) Network Security
2 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (3.45%) DHCP
3 2 (3.45%) Firewall
3 2 (3.45%) Internet
3 2 (3.45%) LAN
3 2 (3.45%) SSL
4 1 (1.72%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.72%) GSM
4 1 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.72%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.72%) SAN
4 1 (1.72%) UMTS
4 1 (1.72%) VPN
4 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (3.45%) Big Data
3 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.72%) HBase
4 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) eggPlant
1 3 (5.17%) GDB
1 3 (5.17%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (3.45%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.72%) JIRA
3 1 (1.72%) MSI
3 1 (1.72%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (10.34%) Military
2 4 (6.90%) Digital Economy
2 4 (6.90%) Law
3 2 (3.45%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.72%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.72%) Automotive
4 1 (1.72%) Electronics
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) J2EE
2 5 (8.62%) AngularJS
2 5 (8.62%) WPF
3 4 (6.90%) J2SE
3 4 (6.90%) SAP PI
3 4 (6.90%) Web Services
4 3 (5.17%) Flash
4 3 (5.17%) HTML
5 2 (3.45%) JSON
5 2 (3.45%) RESTful
6 1 (1.72%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.34%) Algorithms
3 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.90%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (6.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (5.17%) ASIC
6 2 (3.45%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.45%) User Experience
6 2 (3.45%) Verilog
7 1 (1.72%) BYOD
7 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.72%) PKI
7 1 (1.72%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.31%) Windows
2 10 (17.24%) Windows Server
3 9 (15.52%) Linux
4 3 (5.17%) Unix
4 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.72%) VMS
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (55.17%) Software Engineering
2 20 (34.48%) Mentoring
3 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.41%) Coaching
4 12 (20.69%) Test Automation
5 8 (13.79%) Software Architecture
6 7 (12.07%) OO
7 6 (10.34%) Pair Programming
7 6 (10.34%) Regression Testing
8 5 (8.62%) Integration Testing
8 5 (8.62%) Multithreading
8 5 (8.62%) OOP
8 5 (8.62%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (8.62%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (6.90%) Configuration Management
9 4 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.90%) Machine Learning
9 4 (6.90%) Project Management
9 4 (6.90%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 24 (41.38%) C++
2 20 (34.48%) C
3 17 (29.31%) Java
3 17 (29.31%) Python
4 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.07%) MATLAB
4 7 (12.07%) Perl
4 7 (12.07%) SQL
5 6 (10.34%) C#
6 4 (6.90%) Apex Code
6 4 (6.90%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.90%) Ruby
7 3 (5.17%) Assembly Language
7 3 (5.17%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.72%) Fortran
8 1 (1.72%) Go
8 1 (1.72%) Scala
8 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (31.03%) Degree
2 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
2 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (6.90%) HND
5 2 (3.45%) CCIE
5 2 (3.45%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 2 (3.45%) CCIE Security
5 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) DO-254
2 4 (6.90%) QA
3 3 (5.17%) JTAG
4 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.90%) Firmware
3 3 (5.17%) vSphere
4 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.72%) KVM
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 3 (5.17%) Ansible
2 3 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.17%) Puppet
3 2 (3.45%) TrustSec
4 1 (1.72%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.72%) Packer
4 1 (1.72%) SCCM
4 1 (1.72%) SCOM
4 1 (1.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Sophos
2 7 (12.07%) VMware
3 4 (6.90%) Informatica
3 4 (6.90%) Jitterbit
3 4 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (6.90%) SAP
3 4 (6.90%) ServiceNow
4 3 (5.17%) Cisco
4 3 (5.17%) Juniper
4 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.17%) Palo Alto
5 2 (3.45%) Blue Coat
5 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.72%) Adobe
6 1 (1.72%) Apple
6 1 (1.72%) Citrix
6 1 (1.72%) HP
6 1 (1.72%) Serena