The median annual salary for a Principal Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Principal Software Engineer
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 379 444 454
Rank change year-on-year +65 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 17 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.021% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.021% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 16 4 6
Median salary £60,000 £45,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -43.75%  
UK excluding London median salary £56,250 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -18.18%  

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 14466 18825 20301
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.49% 96.68% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12097 16070 16349
Median salary £43,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.16% +1.17%  
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 Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Software Engineer in the South East

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Principal Software Engineer in the South East

Principal Software 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 Software Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 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 +32 15 £60,000 - 3
Berkshire - 1 £57,500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Principal Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Principal Software 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 25 (86.21%) C++
3 18 (62.07%) Multithreading
4 15 (51.72%) C#
4 15 (51.72%) Windows
4 15 (51.72%) WPF
5 13 (44.83%) Linux
5 13 (44.83%) SQL
6 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (27.59%) MFC
7 8 (27.59%) C
7 8 (27.59%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (24.14%) Java
8 7 (24.14%) STL
8 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (20.69%) Software Architecture
9 6 (20.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (20.69%) CruiseControl
9 6 (20.69%) Subversion
9 6 (20.69%) Bugzilla
9 6 (20.69%) Hudson
9 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
9 6 (20.69%) Issue Tracking
10 5 (17.24%) Project Management
10 5 (17.24%) OO
11 4 (13.79%) Firmware
11 4 (13.79%) UML
11 4 (13.79%) OOP
11 4 (13.79%) Scrum
11 4 (13.79%) Embedded Linux

Principal Software 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 3 (10.34%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Big Data
1 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Bugzilla
1 6 (20.69%) CruiseControl
1 6 (20.69%) Hudson
1 6 (20.69%) Subversion
1 6 (20.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (51.72%) WPF
2 8 (27.59%) MFC
3 7 (24.14%) STL
4 2 (6.90%) Qt
5 1 (3.45%) RESTful
5 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (10.34%) Virtual Team
3 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) Linux
3 4 (13.79%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (10.34%) Android
5 2 (6.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 18 (62.07%) Multithreading
3 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (20.69%) Issue Tracking
5 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
5 6 (20.69%) Software Architecture
6 5 (17.24%) OO
6 5 (17.24%) Project Management
7 4 (13.79%) Coaching
7 4 (13.79%) OOP
7 4 (13.79%) Scrum
7 4 (13.79%) UML
8 3 (10.34%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
8 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Multithreaded Programming
8 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (10.34%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 25 (86.21%) C++
2 15 (51.72%) C#
3 13 (44.83%) SQL
4 8 (27.59%) C
5 7 (24.14%) Java
6 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
1 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Sophos
Southampton, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension , 32 days holiday
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago