The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 229 206
Rank change year-on-year +4 -23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 17 9 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.32% 0.17% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.18% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 14
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -15.38%  
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.54% -  

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 5162 5111 5787
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 97.08% 97.59% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4287 4330 4876
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,648 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Engineer in the South West over the 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 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
Dorset +12 9 £57,500 +18.55%
Bristol -24 5 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Gloucestershire -9 3 - -
Principal Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 20 (76.92%) C
2 15 (57.69%) Software Engineering
3 14 (53.85%) Linux
4 13 (50.00%) C++
5 12 (46.15%) Windows
6 10 (38.46%) C#
7 9 (34.62%) Computer Science
7 9 (34.62%) WPF
8 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
8 8 (30.77%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (26.92%) Electronics
10 6 (23.08%) Games
10 6 (23.08%) MFC
10 6 (23.08%) Embedded C
10 6 (23.08%) Embedded C++
10 6 (23.08%) Mac OS X
10 6 (23.08%) Android
10 6 (23.08%) Blog
10 6 (23.08%) Mathematics
10 6 (23.08%) Cryptography
10 6 (23.08%) Apple iOS
10 6 (23.08%) Mobile App
10 6 (23.08%) Mobile Application Development
10 6 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (23.08%) Reverse Engineering
10 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (19.23%) Rational DOORS
11 5 (19.23%) MISRA
11 5 (19.23%) Mentoring

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (11.54%) Moq
2 3 (11.54%) NUnit
2 3 (11.54%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 2 (7.69%) NetBeans
4 1 (3.85%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.85%) JUnit
4 1 (3.85%) Protractor
4 1 (3.85%) Selenium
4 1 (3.85%) TestNG
General
1 7 (26.92%) Electronics
2 6 (23.08%) Games
3 3 (11.54%) Finance
4 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 2 (7.69%) Military
5 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) WPF
2 6 (23.08%) MFC
3 4 (15.38%) .NET
4 3 (11.54%) NHibernate
4 3 (11.54%) WCF
5 2 (7.69%) Qt
6 1 (3.85%) CSS
6 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Computer Science
2 8 (30.77%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (23.08%) Blog
3 6 (23.08%) Mobile App
4 3 (11.54%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Linux
2 12 (46.15%) Windows
3 6 (23.08%) Android
3 6 (23.08%) Apple iOS
3 6 (23.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Software Engineering
2 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (23.08%) Cryptography
3 6 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (23.08%) Mathematics
3 6 (23.08%) Mobile Application Development
3 6 (23.08%) Reverse Engineering
4 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
5 4 (15.38%) SDLC
6 3 (11.54%) MVC
6 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
6 3 (11.54%) UML
6 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Linux Kernel Development
7 2 (7.69%) Multithreaded Programming
7 2 (7.69%) Multithreading
7 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
7 2 (7.69%) Project Management
7 2 (7.69%) Validation
8 1 (3.85%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) C
2 13 (50.00%) C++
3 10 (38.46%) C#
4 6 (23.08%) Embedded C
4 6 (23.08%) Embedded C++
5 4 (15.38%) Java
6 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) Degree
3 3 (11.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) MISRA
2 3 (11.54%) Def Stans
2 3 (11.54%) MISRA C
3 2 (7.69%) DO-254
3 2 (7.69%) ISO 9001
4 1 (3.85%) RMADS
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) IBM
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