Period
to 30 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 257 308 437
Rank change year-on-year +51 +129 +72
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 189 30 85
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.15% 0.25% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 0.26% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 44 27 75
10th Percentile £57,500 £44,500 £47,500
25th Percentile £63,750 £48,750 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +18.18%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £77,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £77,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £76,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% -1.32% +26.67%

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 15,408 11,337 25,462
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.53% 95.63% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 11,263 9,359 21,113
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Principal Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Principal Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021. 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
Hampshire +48 148 £70,000 -6.67% 6
Thames Valley -41 16 £67,500 +17.39% 7
Surrey -28 9 £65,000 -7.14% 4
Berkshire -32 9 - - 4
West Sussex +1 7 £72,500 +18.37% 2
Oxfordshire -8 5 £67,500 +28.57% 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £85,000 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £72,500 -
Principal Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, Principal Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 140 (74.07%) AWS
1 140 (74.07%) DevOps
2 135 (71.43%) Software Engineering
3 130 (68.78%) Degree
4 129 (68.25%) Java
4 129 (68.25%) Finance
5 126 (66.67%) Banking
6 125 (66.14%) Law
7 124 (65.61%) Computer Science
7 124 (65.61%) Digital Banking
7 124 (65.61%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 123 (65.08%) Spring
9 122 (64.55%) Agile Software Development
10 113 (59.79%) Business Continuity
11 110 (58.20%) Ansible
12 108 (57.14%) Microservices
13 106 (56.08%) AngularJS
13 106 (56.08%) Jenkins
14 105 (55.56%) Kafka
14 105 (55.56%) RabbitMQ
15 104 (55.03%) Node.js
16 103 (54.50%) Linux
17 98 (51.85%) Protractor
18 94 (49.74%) Amazon Kinesis
18 94 (49.74%) Relational Database
19 93 (49.21%) MariaDB
19 93 (49.21%) React
19 93 (49.21%) Apache Spark
19 93 (49.21%) HBase
19 93 (49.21%) Unix

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 93 (49.21%) Apache Spark
2 79 (41.80%) GemFire
3 68 (35.98%) Apache
4 36 (19.05%) Cloud Foundry
5 16 (8.47%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.53%) Confluence
6 1 (0.53%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Figma
1 1 (0.53%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 140 (74.07%) AWS
2 94 (49.74%) Amazon Kinesis
3 80 (42.33%) GitHub
4 74 (39.15%) Azure
5 54 (28.57%) GCP
6 37 (19.58%) OpenShift
7 30 (15.87%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (5.82%) PaaS
9 5 (2.65%) AWS Direct Connect
9 5 (2.65%) Azure Service Fabric
10 4 (2.12%) Apigee
11 3 (1.59%) SaaS
12 2 (1.06%) Amazon EKS
12 2 (1.06%) Amazon S3
12 2 (1.06%) AWS Fargate
12 2 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (1.06%) CloudFront
12 2 (1.06%) Serverless
12 2 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.82%) Calico
1 11 (5.82%) HTTP
2 9 (4.76%) DNS
3 6 (3.17%) Firewall
4 5 (2.65%) BGP
4 5 (2.65%) Broadband
4 5 (2.65%) DHCP
4 5 (2.65%) HTTPS
4 5 (2.65%) IPsec
4 5 (2.65%) IPv6
4 5 (2.65%) Network Security
4 5 (2.65%) OpenVPN
4 5 (2.65%) SNMP
4 5 (2.65%) VPN
5 2 (1.06%) Wireless
6 1 (0.53%) 5G
6 1 (0.53%) DVB
6 1 (0.53%) PCoIP
6 1 (0.53%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (49.74%) Relational Database
2 93 (49.21%) HBase
2 93 (49.21%) MariaDB
3 81 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
4 73 (38.62%) NoSQL
5 68 (35.98%) Redis
6 36 (19.05%) Big Data
7 25 (13.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 25 (13.23%) Hadoop
8 6 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (3.17%) Geospatial Data
9 5 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.59%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 106 (56.08%) Jenkins
2 98 (51.85%) Protractor
3 87 (46.03%) Cypress.io
3 87 (46.03%) Storybook
4 80 (42.33%) Cucumber
4 80 (42.33%) Git (software)
5 79 (41.80%) Gradle
5 79 (41.80%) Sonatype Nexus
6 68 (35.98%) Artifactory
6 68 (35.98%) Eclipse
6 68 (35.98%) IntelliJ
6 68 (35.98%) JUnit
6 68 (35.98%) Mockito
7 12 (6.35%) Selenium
8 11 (5.82%) gulp
8 11 (5.82%) SonarQube
9 4 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (2.12%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.53%) JIRA
10 1 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
General
1 129 (68.25%) Finance
2 126 (66.67%) Banking
3 125 (66.14%) Law
4 124 (65.61%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 25 (13.23%) Presentation Skills
6 13 (6.88%) Social Skills
7 6 (3.17%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.59%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.59%) Marketing
9 2 (1.06%) Retail
10 1 (0.53%) Advertising
10 1 (0.53%) Electronics
10 1 (0.53%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (0.53%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (65.08%) Spring
2 106 (56.08%) AngularJS
3 105 (55.56%) Kafka
3 105 (55.56%) RabbitMQ
4 104 (55.03%) Node.js
5 93 (49.21%) React
6 87 (46.03%) CSS
6 87 (46.03%) Express
6 87 (46.03%) Redux
6 87 (46.03%) Tailwind CSS
6 87 (46.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 79 (41.80%) WireMock
8 68 (35.98%) JSON
8 68 (35.98%) RESTful
8 68 (35.98%) Spark Streaming
9 67 (35.45%) Play Framework
10 64 (33.86%) Web Services
11 36 (19.05%) Spring Boot
12 32 (16.93%) REST
13 31 (16.40%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 68 (35.98%) Linux Command Line
2 65 (34.39%) User Experience
3 13 (6.88%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (2.12%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (2.12%) SystemC
6 3 (1.59%) Clustering
6 3 (1.59%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.59%) Replication
6 3 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.06%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.53%) PKI
8 1 (0.53%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 103 (54.50%) Linux
2 93 (49.21%) Unix
3 9 (4.76%) Windows
4 5 (2.65%) CentOS
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (74.07%) DevOps
2 135 (71.43%) Software Engineering
3 124 (65.61%) Computer Science
3 124 (65.61%) Digital Banking
4 122 (64.55%) Agile Software Development
5 113 (59.79%) Business Continuity
6 108 (57.14%) Microservices
7 93 (49.21%) Full Stack Development
8 87 (46.03%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 78 (41.27%) Validation
10 74 (39.15%) High Availability
11 73 (38.62%) Software Testing
12 72 (38.10%) OO
13 69 (36.51%) Clean Code
13 69 (36.51%) Multithreaded Programming
13 69 (36.51%) Multithreading
13 69 (36.51%) Performance Monitoring
14 42 (22.22%) Self-Awareness
15 39 (20.63%) Data Pipeline
15 39 (20.63%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 129 (68.25%) Java
2 71 (37.57%) Python
3 68 (35.98%) Groovy
3 68 (35.98%) Shell Script
4 22 (11.64%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.82%) Bash Shell
5 11 (5.82%) C#
5 11 (5.82%) SQL
6 6 (3.17%) C++
7 5 (2.65%) C
8 4 (2.12%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.53%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.53%) Go
Qualifications
1 130 (68.78%) Degree
2 80 (42.33%) OCP
2 80 (42.33%) Oracle Certification
3 11 (5.82%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.29%) HNC
5 9 (4.76%) HND
6 1 (0.53%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.82%) SLA
2 3 (1.59%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 68 (35.98%) HDFS
2 52 (27.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.35%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.65%) iptables
5 3 (1.59%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.59%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.53%) Firmware
6 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 110 (58.20%) Ansible
2 50 (26.46%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (14.29%) Terraform
4 17 (8.99%) Puppet
5 16 (8.47%) Grafana
6 14 (7.41%) Kubernetes
7 11 (5.82%) Kibana
8 5 (2.65%) Icinga
8 5 (2.65%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.53%) vRealize
Vendors
1 87 (46.03%) Okta
2 73 (38.62%) VMware
3 11 (5.82%) Oracle
4 7 (3.70%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.17%) ESRI
6 1 (0.53%) Adobe
6 1 (0.53%) ANSYS
6 1 (0.53%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.53%) CA
6 1 (0.53%) Cadence
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco
6 1 (0.53%) EMC
6 1 (0.53%) F5
6 1 (0.53%) IBM
6 1 (0.53%) Nokia
6 1 (0.53%) Sparx