The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £58,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 364 424 429
Rank change year-on-year +60 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 28 22 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.12% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 19 21 20
Median salary £58,000 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.76% +18.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £52,350 £55,000 £47,450
10% offered a salary of more than £60,250 £70,000 £60,500
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £56,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27%  

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 14182 17817 20713
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.56% 96.93% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11882 15144 16834
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,075 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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
Berkshire +25 9 £57,500 -14.81% 1
Buckinghamshire - 7 £51,000 - 1
Surrey +36 4 £58,125 -16.96%
Hampshire +9 4 £56,500 +25.55%
West Sussex +5 2 £57,000 -2.97%
Kent - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £60,000 - 1
Principal Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 28 (46.67%) Windows
2 26 (43.33%) Software Engineering
3 22 (36.67%) C
3 22 (36.67%) C++
4 17 (28.33%) VMware
5 16 (26.67%) PowerShell
6 15 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (21.67%) Linux
8 12 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 12 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (18.33%) Project Management
10 10 (16.67%) Management Information System
10 10 (16.67%) DNS
10 10 (16.67%) C#
10 10 (16.67%) vSphere
10 10 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
10 10 (16.67%) Windows Server
11 9 (15.00%) Mentoring
11 9 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (15.00%) Unix
11 9 (15.00%) Active Directory
11 9 (15.00%) WSUS
11 9 (15.00%) WPF
12 8 (13.33%) Multithreading
12 8 (13.33%) Military
12 8 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (13.33%) CCIE

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:

Cloud Services
1 12 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (11.67%) AWS CloudFormation
2 7 (11.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) DNS
2 5 (8.33%) SAN
3 4 (6.67%) DHCP
3 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.00%) BGP
4 3 (5.00%) Firewall
4 3 (5.00%) LAN
4 3 (5.00%) Network Security
4 3 (5.00%) OSPF
4 3 (5.00%) VPN
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (3.33%) Multicast
5 2 (3.33%) PCoIP
5 2 (3.33%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (1.67%) 2G
6 1 (1.67%) 3G
6 1 (1.67%) 4G
6 1 (1.67%) LTE
6 1 (1.67%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (1.67%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) Big Data
2 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Vagrant
2 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.67%) eggPlant
4 1 (1.67%) GDB
4 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.67%) Subversion
General
1 8 (13.33%) Military
2 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.67%) Aerospace
4 3 (5.00%) Marketing
5 2 (3.33%) Electronics
6 1 (1.67%) Automotive
6 1 (1.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.00%) WPF
2 8 (13.33%) MFC
3 7 (11.67%) Web Services
4 6 (10.00%) STL
5 3 (5.00%) .NET
6 2 (3.33%) Qt
6 2 (3.33%) RESTful
7 1 (1.67%) Flash
7 1 (1.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.67%) ASIC
4 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.67%) VHDL
4 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (46.67%) Windows
2 13 (21.67%) Linux
3 10 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 9 (15.00%) Unix
5 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.33%) VMS
10 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (43.33%) Software Engineering
2 11 (18.33%) Project Management
3 9 (15.00%) Mentoring
4 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (13.33%) Multithreading
4 8 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
4 8 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 7 (11.67%) Software Architecture
5 7 (11.67%) UML
6 6 (10.00%) OO
7 5 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (8.33%) DevOps
7 5 (8.33%) High Availability
7 5 (8.33%) ITIL
7 5 (8.33%) OOP
7 5 (8.33%) Process Improvement
7 5 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (6.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 3 (5.00%) Product Management
9 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.67%) C
1 22 (36.67%) C++
2 16 (26.67%) PowerShell
3 10 (16.67%) C#
4 8 (13.33%) Bash Shell
5 7 (11.67%) SQL
6 6 (10.00%) Bourne shell
7 4 (6.67%) Java
8 3 (5.00%) Python
9 2 (3.33%) MATLAB
9 2 (3.33%) Perl
10 1 (1.67%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.67%) Fortran
10 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.33%) CCIE
2 8 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (13.33%) Degree
3 4 (6.67%) CCNP
4 3 (5.00%) HND
5 1 (1.67%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) DO-254
1 2 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) JTAG
System Software
1 15 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (16.67%) vSphere
3 9 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (11.67%) Firmware
5 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) WSUS
2 8 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.33%) Packer
5 1 (1.67%) Ansible
5 1 (1.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (28.33%) VMware
2 4 (6.67%) F5
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) NetApp
3 3 (5.00%) Symantec
4 2 (3.33%) Cisco
5 1 (1.67%) Progress
5 1 (1.67%) Sophos
5 1 (1.67%) Xilinx
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