The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £58,000 in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 3 months to 25 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
South East / Surrey
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 191 215
Rank change year-on-year +30 +24  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 3 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.11% 0.082% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.084% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 3
Median salary £58,000 £70,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.14% +64.70%  
UK excluding London median salary £57,250 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.09% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Surrey. 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
Surrey
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2596 3568 4508
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 96.79% 97.17% 98.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2144 3063 3798
Median salary £45,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in Surrey

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in Surrey

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

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in Surrey

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 25 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 Surrey region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (71.43%) C
1 10 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (42.86%) VMware
3 6 (42.86%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (42.86%) Unix
3 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 6 (42.86%) Project Management
3 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 6 (42.86%) Bourne shell
3 6 (42.86%) Bash Shell
4 4 (28.57%) F5
4 4 (28.57%) CCIE
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (14.29%) LAN
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) Military
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 2 (14.29%) Requirements Management
5 2 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (14.29%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) Prototyping
6 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (7.14%) Degree
6 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (14.29%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Unix
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Project Management
1 6 (42.86%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 2 (14.29%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
2 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Requirements Management
3 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (7.14%) Information Management
3 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) MODAF
3 1 (7.14%) Prototyping
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C
2 6 (42.86%) Bash Shell
2 6 (42.86%) Bourne shell
2 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) CCIE
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) F5
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco