The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £58,250 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Engineer
England / South East
Rank 362 444 443
Rank change year-on-year +82 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 33 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.057% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.059% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 31 9 12
Median salary £58,250 £50,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.50% -23.07%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £46,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £54,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.38% +3.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14278 18611 19980
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.48% 96.65% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11924 15869 16106
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 the South East

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

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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +42 15 £60,000 +14.28% 3
Surrey +48 11 £58,250 +29.44% 2
Berkshire +37 5 £55,000 -24.13% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £70,000 -
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 30 (48.39%) Software Engineering
2 29 (46.77%) Windows
3 25 (40.32%) C++
4 22 (35.48%) C
5 18 (29.03%) Multithreading
6 17 (27.42%) VMware
7 16 (25.81%) C#
7 16 (25.81%) SC Cleared
7 16 (25.81%) Security Cleared
8 15 (24.19%) WPF
8 15 (24.19%) Project Management
9 14 (22.58%) Linux
9 14 (22.58%) PowerShell
10 13 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (20.97%) SQL
10 13 (20.97%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (19.35%) Unix
12 11 (17.74%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (17.74%) Cisco
12 11 (17.74%) Management Information System
13 10 (16.13%) Risk Assessment
13 10 (16.13%) Bourne shell
13 10 (16.13%) Bash Shell
14 9 (14.52%) F5
14 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (14.52%) CCIE
15 8 (12.90%) LAN
15 8 (12.90%) MFC
15 8 (12.90%) Java
15 8 (12.90%) Embedded Systems

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.84%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (4.84%) SaaS
2 3 (4.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.74%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (12.90%) LAN
3 5 (8.06%) Firewall
3 5 (8.06%) VPN
4 4 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (6.45%) DNS
4 4 (6.45%) MPLS
5 1 (1.61%) DHCP
5 1 (1.61%) LTE
5 1 (1.61%) SAN
5 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.61%) WAN
5 1 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) Big Data
1 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Bugzilla
1 6 (9.68%) CruiseControl
1 6 (9.68%) Hudson
1 6 (9.68%) Subversion
1 6 (9.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (6.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.61%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.84%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.19%) WPF
2 8 (12.90%) MFC
3 7 (11.29%) STL
4 4 (6.45%) Web Services
5 2 (3.23%) Qt
6 1 (1.61%) .NET
6 1 (1.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Management Information System
2 8 (12.90%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.84%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (46.77%) Windows
2 14 (22.58%) Linux
3 12 (19.35%) Unix
4 4 (6.45%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.84%) Android
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (48.39%) Software Engineering
2 18 (29.03%) Multithreading
3 15 (24.19%) Project Management
4 10 (16.13%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (11.29%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (9.68%) Issue Tracking
7 6 (9.68%) Mentoring
7 6 (9.68%) Software Architecture
8 5 (8.06%) OO
8 5 (8.06%) UML
9 4 (6.45%) Coaching
9 4 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (6.45%) Network Design
9 4 (6.45%) OOP
9 4 (6.45%) Scrum
10 3 (4.84%) High Availability
10 3 (4.84%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.32%) C++
2 22 (35.48%) C
3 16 (25.81%) C#
4 14 (22.58%) PowerShell
5 13 (20.97%) SQL
6 10 (16.13%) Bash Shell
6 10 (16.13%) Bourne shell
7 8 (12.90%) Java
8 2 (3.23%) Python
9 1 (1.61%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (25.81%) SC Cleared
1 16 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 13 (20.97%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (14.52%) CCIE
4 4 (6.45%) CCNP
4 4 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) Def Stans
System Software
1 13 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.45%) Firmware
2 4 (6.45%) VMware ESX
2 4 (6.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) WSUS
2 3 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 17 (27.42%) VMware
2 11 (17.74%) Cisco
3 9 (14.52%) F5
4 3 (4.84%) Sophos
5 2 (3.23%) EMC
6 1 (1.61%) NetApp
6 1 (1.61%) Symantec
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