Period
to

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £67,725 in advertised job vacancies in the Thames Valley during the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

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 > Thames Valley
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 258 236 182
Rank change year-on-year -22 -54 +122
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 22 17 8
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.29% 0.28% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.30% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 18 8 8
10th Percentile - - £43,750
25th Percentile £61,588 £63,750 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,725 £68,750 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.49% +19.57% -24.34%
75th Percentile £73,863 £92,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £77,500 - £71,125
South East median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley. 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
Thames Valley
Permanent vacancies in the Thames Valley with a recognized job title 6,997 5,625 3,683
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.39% 92.53% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4,109 3,829 3,052
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £76,250
South East median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings that featured Principal Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in the Thames Valley

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Principal Engineer in the Thames Valley.

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in the Thames Valley

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

Salary distribution for jobs citing Principal Engineer in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Principal Engineer in the Thames Valley

Principal Engineer
Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Berkshire +14 16 £67,725 - 2
Buckinghamshire -24 6 £65,000 -23.53% 5
Principal Engineer
South East

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, Principal Engineer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Thames Valley region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (59.09%) Mentoring
2 11 (50.00%) Systems Engineering
2 11 (50.00%) Project Management
2 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (40.91%) Coaching
4 8 (36.36%) Matrix Organization
4 8 (36.36%) Systems Thinking
4 8 (36.36%) HNC
4 8 (36.36%) HND
5 6 (27.27%) Java
5 6 (27.27%) AWS
6 5 (22.73%) Agile
6 5 (22.73%) Serverless
6 5 (22.73%) Social Skills
7 4 (18.18%) Commercialisation
7 4 (18.18%) CI/CD
7 4 (18.18%) GCP
7 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 4 (18.18%) C#
7 4 (18.18%) Python
7 4 (18.18%) DevOps
7 4 (18.18%) Degree
7 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
7 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 3 (13.64%) Facilities Management
8 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
8 3 (13.64%) WPF
8 3 (13.64%) JIRA
8 3 (13.64%) Financial Modelling

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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 (4.55%) Apache Spark
1 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) AWS
2 5 (22.73%) Serverless
3 4 (18.18%) GCP
4 2 (9.09%) Azure
5 1 (4.55%) Amazon EKS
5 1 (4.55%) Amazon S3
5 1 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (4.55%) Azure AKS
5 1 (4.55%) Azure DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) GitHub
5 1 (4.55%) iPaaS
5 1 (4.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Big Data
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (22.73%) Social Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
1 3 (13.64%) CSS
1 3 (13.64%) CSS3
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
1 3 (13.64%) HTML5
1 3 (13.64%) React
1 3 (13.64%) Vue.js
1 3 (13.64%) WinForms
1 3 (13.64%) WPF
2 1 (4.55%) Kafka
2 1 (4.55%) Node.js
2 1 (4.55%) RESTful
2 1 (4.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Algorithms
1 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
1 3 (13.64%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.55%) Cloud Native
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Mentoring
2 11 (50.00%) Project Management
2 11 (50.00%) Systems Engineering
3 9 (40.91%) Coaching
4 8 (36.36%) Matrix Organization
4 8 (36.36%) Systems Thinking
5 5 (22.73%) Agile
6 4 (18.18%) CI/CD
6 4 (18.18%) Commercialisation
6 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
6 4 (18.18%) DevOps
6 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
7 3 (13.64%) Analytics
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
7 3 (13.64%) Data Engineering
7 3 (13.64%) Data Science
7 3 (13.64%) FMEA
7 3 (13.64%) Information Retrieval
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 4 (18.18%) Python
3 3 (13.64%) C
3 3 (13.64%) C++
3 3 (13.64%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (36.36%) HNC
2 8 (36.36%) HND
3 4 (18.18%) Degree
4 3 (13.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (9.09%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) Accessibility
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Juniper
1 2 (9.09%) Openreach
2 1 (4.55%) Google
2 1 (4.55%) MuleSoft