The median annual salary for a Principal Software Engineer was £58,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 390 436 447
Rank change year-on-year +46 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 6 6 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.041% 0.033% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.034% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 17
Median salary £58,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.42% -4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £42,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,875 £60,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +21.05% -13.63%  

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 14100 17771 20746
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.65% 96.97% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 51721 74610 83636
Median salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.13% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

Principal Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 29 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 +27 2 £61,250 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Hampshire +22 1 £55,000 +22.22%
West Sussex +13 1 £57,000 +3.63%
Principal Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 22 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (86.36%) C++
3 11 (50.00%) Windows
3 11 (50.00%) Linux
4 10 (45.45%) C
5 9 (40.91%) C#
5 9 (40.91%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (36.36%) WPF
7 7 (31.82%) Multithreading
7 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (31.82%) MFC
7 7 (31.82%) UML
8 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
8 6 (27.27%) SQL
8 6 (27.27%) OO
9 5 (22.73%) OOP
9 5 (22.73%) STL
9 5 (22.73%) Firmware
9 5 (22.73%) Software Architecture
10 4 (18.18%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (18.18%) Java
11 3 (13.64%) Unix
11 3 (13.64%) Project Management
11 3 (13.64%) Scrum
11 3 (13.64%) TDD
11 3 (13.64%) Marketing
12 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
12 2 (9.09%) Qt
12 2 (9.09%) RESTful

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 2 (9.09%) SaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) PCoIP
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) SSL
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Big Data
1 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (13.64%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) Electronics
2 2 (9.09%) Military
3 1 (4.55%) Automotive
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) WPF
2 7 (31.82%) MFC
3 5 (22.73%) STL
4 2 (9.09%) Qt
4 2 (9.09%) RESTful
4 2 (9.09%) Web Services
5 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Linux
1 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (13.64%) Unix
4 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (9.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Multithreading
2 7 (31.82%) UML
3 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
3 6 (27.27%) OO
4 5 (22.73%) OOP
4 5 (22.73%) Software Architecture
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) TDD
6 2 (9.09%) Coaching
6 2 (9.09%) Contract Management
6 2 (9.09%) DevOps
6 2 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (9.09%) Open Source
6 2 (9.09%) Secure Coding
6 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) C++
2 10 (45.45%) C
3 9 (40.91%) C#
4 6 (27.27%) SQL
5 4 (18.18%) Java
6 2 (9.09%) Python
7 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.55%) Fortran
7 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.55%) Perl
7 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
1 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Firmware
2 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Packer
2 1 (4.55%) Ansible
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.55%) Sophos
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