The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Engineer
England / South West
Rank 228 234 239
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 9 17 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.18% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2 15 8
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £53,000 £51,750
% change year-on-year +3.77% +2.41%  

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 West. 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 West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4852 5643 5821
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.63% 96.73% 97.86%
Number of salaries quoted 4032 4653 4883
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in the South West

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in the South West

Principal Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Bristol -7 3 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Somerset - 3 - -
Principal Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (56.52%) Software Engineering
2 11 (47.83%) C
2 11 (47.83%) Degree
3 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (26.09%) C#
4 6 (26.09%) C++
4 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
5 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
5 5 (21.74%) Java
5 5 (21.74%) .NET
5 5 (21.74%) Electronics
6 4 (17.39%) MVC
6 4 (17.39%) Finance
6 4 (17.39%) NUnit
6 4 (17.39%) Linux
6 4 (17.39%) ISO 9001
6 4 (17.39%) NHibernate
6 4 (17.39%) WCF
6 4 (17.39%) WPF
6 4 (17.39%) Moq
7 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (13.04%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
7 3 (13.04%) Android
7 3 (13.04%) Reverse Engineering
7 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Blog
7 3 (13.04%) Spring
7 3 (13.04%) Mathematics

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (4.35%) Apache
1 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
1 2 (8.70%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
1 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Moq
1 4 (17.39%) NUnit
2 3 (13.04%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (8.70%) JUnit
4 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.35%) Jasmine
4 1 (4.35%) Mockito
4 1 (4.35%) NetBeans
4 1 (4.35%) Protractor
4 1 (4.35%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (4.35%) Selenium
4 1 (4.35%) TestNG
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (21.74%) Electronics
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 3 (13.04%) Aerospace
3 3 (13.04%) Games
4 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
4 2 (8.70%) Military
5 1 (4.35%) Marketing
5 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) NHibernate
2 4 (17.39%) WCF
2 4 (17.39%) WPF
3 3 (13.04%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) Hibernate
3 3 (13.04%) Spring
4 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.70%) HTML
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
5 1 (4.35%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Blog
3 1 (4.35%) Derivative
3 1 (4.35%) Internet of Things
3 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Android
2 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
2 3 (13.04%) Mac OS X
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) CentOS
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Software Engineering
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) MVC
4 3 (13.04%) Cryptography
4 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (13.04%) Mathematics
4 3 (13.04%) Programme Management
4 3 (13.04%) Reverse Engineering
4 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
5 2 (8.70%) MODAF
5 2 (8.70%) OO
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) SDLC
5 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.35%) OOD
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Quality Management
6 1 (4.35%) UML
6 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) C
2 6 (26.09%) C#
2 6 (26.09%) C++
3 5 (21.74%) Java
4 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.04%) SQL
5 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby
6 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) Degree
2 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) CCDA
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) ISO 9001
2 2 (8.70%) MISRA
3 1 (4.35%) Def Stans
3 1 (4.35%) DO-254
3 1 (4.35%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Cadence
1 1 (4.35%) IBM
1 1 (4.35%) Intel
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle
1 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
1 1 (4.35%) SAP
Bristol, Avon
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