Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 November 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 West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 321 321 260
Rank change year-on-year 0 -61 +71
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 12 25 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.12% 0.23% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.24% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 10 23 61
South West median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% -4.17% +1.74%
10th Percentile £39,625 £46,500 £46,750
90th Percentile £61,625 £85,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10082 10518 11474
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.52% 96.98% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8354 8888 9712
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,713 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Bristol -31 6 £53,250 -5.33% 2
Gloucestershire +29 3 £50,000 -9.09%
Dorset +2 2 £48,750 -
Principal Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
1 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Prototyping
3 2 (16.67%) Information Assurance
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) Electronics
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
3 2 (16.67%) SysML
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 2 (16.67%) C
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) JBoss
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (8.33%) OOD
4 1 (8.33%) LAN
4 1 (8.33%) WLAN
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) JBoss
1 1 (8.33%) OpenStack
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Force.com
1 1 (8.33%) Google App Engine
1 1 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
1 1 (8.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
1 1 (8.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) 802.11
1 1 (8.33%) 802.15
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
1 1 (8.33%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
1 1 (8.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Gradle
1 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (8.33%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) JSON
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) OpenDaylight
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Cyber Warfare
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (8.33%) PMI
1 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
1 1 (8.33%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Solaris
2 1 (8.33%) ThreadX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Information Assurance
3 2 (16.67%) OO
3 2 (16.67%) Prototyping
3 2 (16.67%) SysML
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) CMMI
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) OOD
4 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C
1 2 (16.67%) C#
1 2 (16.67%) C++
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
1 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Apex Code
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
2 1 (8.33%) SOQL
2 1 (8.33%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Ansible
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) Google
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com