The median annual salary for a Principal Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Principal Developer
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 786 853 860
Rank change year-on-year +67 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 97 70 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.071% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.074% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 60 67 94
Median salary £70,000 £59,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% -0.83%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £84,000 £78,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £67,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +27.61% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Principal Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Developer in the UK

Principal Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Principal Developer in the UK

Principal Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Developer over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Developer in the UK

Principal Developer
Top 28 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +76 94 £70,000 +17.64% 20
London +47 46 £72,500 +11.53% 10
Yorkshire +10 18 £67,000 +18.58% 1
East of England +6 11 £70,000 +33.33% 1
North Yorkshire - 11 £70,000 -
South East +45 10 £84,000 +68.00% 3
York - 8 £72,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 8 £62,500 - 1
Cambridge - 8 £62,500 - 1
West Yorkshire +10 7 £56,250 -0.44% 1
Leeds +4 7 £56,250 -0.44% 1
Oxfordshire - 7 £84,000 - 1
Manchester -22 5 £52,500 +5.00% 2
North West -37 5 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Oxford - 5 £84,000 - 1
City of London - 5 £70,000 - 3
West Midlands +12 4 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Berkshire +31 3 £80,000 +33.33%
Hertfordshire 0 3 £80,000 +113.33%
Watford - 3 £80,000 -
Harrogate - 3 £67,000 -
Warwickshire - 3 £42,500 - 1
Scotland - 2 £60,000 - 1
Witney - 2 £50,000 -
Kidlington - 2 £84,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 £60,000 - 1
Stratford-upon-Avon - 2 £42,500 - 1
Stockport - 1 £45,000 -

Principal Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Principal Developer 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 featuring Principal Developer in the job title.

1 92 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (50.00%) .NET
3 72 (43.90%) C#
4 65 (39.63%) TDD
5 59 (35.98%) Java
6 53 (32.32%) JavaScript
6 53 (32.32%) MVC
7 40 (24.39%) ASP.NET
8 37 (22.56%) SQL
9 34 (20.73%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (20.12%) Test Automation
10 33 (20.12%) AngularJS
11 32 (19.51%) Microsoft
12 31 (18.90%) Web Services
13 30 (18.29%) Amazon AWS
14 28 (17.07%) Scrum
14 28 (17.07%) Finance
14 28 (17.07%) HTML
15 27 (16.46%) Microsoft Azure
15 27 (16.46%) Spring
16 26 (15.85%) NoSQL
17 25 (15.24%) REST
18 24 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API
18 24 (14.63%) SQL Server
18 24 (14.63%) OO
19 23 (14.02%) Continuous Improvement
20 21 (12.80%) Node.js
20 21 (12.80%) TeamCity
21 20 (12.20%) RESTful
21 20 (12.20%) Degree

Principal Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 20 (12.20%) Tomcat
2 14 (8.54%) Jetty
3 13 (7.93%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (5.49%) JBoss
5 6 (3.66%) WebLogic
6 5 (3.05%) CMS
7 4 (2.44%) EPiServer
7 4 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.83%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.22%) Kentico
9 2 (1.22%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.22%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.22%) WordPress
10 1 (0.61%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 30 (18.29%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (16.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.88%) Amazon S3
4 5 (3.05%) GitHub
5 2 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.61%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.61%) 3G
1 1 (0.61%) 4G
1 1 (0.61%) GSM
1 1 (0.61%) HTTP
1 1 (0.61%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.85%) NoSQL
2 24 (14.63%) SQL Server
3 18 (10.98%) MongoDB
4 12 (7.32%) Relational Database
5 11 (6.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 7 (4.27%) Redis
7 6 (3.66%) CouchDB
8 5 (3.05%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.44%) Couchbase
9 4 (2.44%) MySQL
9 4 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.22%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.22%) Riak
11 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.61%) Big Data
12 1 (0.61%) Neo4j
12 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 21 (12.80%) TeamCity
2 16 (9.76%) Cucumber
3 14 (8.54%) Jenkins
4 13 (7.93%) Git (software)
5 12 (7.32%) JIRA
6 8 (4.88%) Maven
6 8 (4.88%) Selenium
7 7 (4.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (3.66%) Mocha
8 6 (3.66%) Talend Open Studio
9 5 (3.05%) NUnit
9 5 (3.05%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.44%) Ant
10 4 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.44%) FitNesse
10 4 (2.44%) Gradle
10 4 (2.44%) Grunt
10 4 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (2.44%) TestNG
General
1 28 (17.07%) Finance
2 11 (6.71%) Retail
3 9 (5.49%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.88%) Law
5 7 (4.27%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (3.66%) Games
6 6 (3.66%) Publishing
7 4 (2.44%) Advertising
8 3 (1.83%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.83%) Online Betting
9 2 (1.22%) Banking
9 2 (1.22%) Marketing
10 1 (0.61%) Military
10 1 (0.61%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (50.00%) .NET
2 40 (24.39%) ASP.NET
3 33 (20.12%) AngularJS
4 31 (18.90%) Web Services
5 28 (17.07%) HTML
6 27 (16.46%) Spring
7 25 (15.24%) REST
8 24 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API
9 21 (12.80%) Node.js
10 20 (12.20%) RESTful
11 19 (11.59%) Hibernate
12 18 (10.98%) CSS
13 16 (9.76%) .NET Framework
13 16 (9.76%) SOAP
14 15 (9.15%) React
14 15 (9.15%) XML
15 12 (7.32%) Java EE
16 11 (6.71%) Aurelia
17 10 (6.10%) Apache Camel
18 9 (5.49%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.37%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.49%) Algorithms
3 4 (2.44%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.83%) Blog
4 3 (1.83%) Fintech
4 3 (1.83%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.83%) Online Games
5 2 (1.22%) 3D Printing
5 2 (1.22%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.22%) Equities
5 2 (1.22%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.22%) User Experience
6 1 (0.61%) e-Health
6 1 (0.61%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.61%) LIMS
6 1 (0.61%) Semantic Web
6 1 (0.61%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.59%) Windows
2 12 (7.32%) Linux
3 3 (1.83%) Android
3 3 (1.83%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (39.63%) TDD
3 53 (32.32%) MVC
4 34 (20.73%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (20.12%) Test Automation
6 28 (17.07%) Scrum
7 24 (14.63%) OO
8 23 (14.02%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (11.59%) Mentoring
10 18 (10.98%) Microservices
11 17 (10.37%) DevOps
11 17 (10.37%) E-Commerce
11 17 (10.37%) User Stories
12 16 (9.76%) BDD
13 15 (9.15%) Continuous Delivery
14 13 (7.93%) Software Engineering
15 12 (7.32%) SDLC
16 11 (6.71%) Coaching
17 10 (6.10%) Content Management
17 10 (6.10%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 72 (43.90%) C#
2 59 (35.98%) Java
3 53 (32.32%) JavaScript
4 37 (22.56%) SQL
5 11 (6.71%) C++
6 8 (4.88%) C
7 7 (4.27%) ES6
7 7 (4.27%) Scala
7 7 (4.27%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.66%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.05%) Ruby
10 3 (1.83%) PHP
10 3 (1.83%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.22%) F#
11 2 (1.22%) Haskell
11 2 (1.22%) Perl
11 2 (1.22%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.61%) Python
12 1 (0.61%) XAML
Qualifications
1 20 (12.20%) Degree
2 3 (1.83%) ISTQB
2 3 (1.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (1.22%) ISEB
4 1 (0.61%) CISSP
4 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.61%) GSEC
4 1 (0.61%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.37%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.83%) Docker
2 2 (1.22%) KVM
3 1 (0.61%) LXC
3 1 (0.61%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (6.71%) Kibana
2 9 (5.49%) Terraform
3 8 (4.88%) Puppet
4 7 (4.27%) logstash
4 7 (4.27%) Packer
5 4 (2.44%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 4 (2.44%) MOM
6 2 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.61%) Ansible
7 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.61%) Mesos
Vendors
1 32 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.15%) Oracle
3 9 (5.49%) Cadence
4 7 (4.27%) IBM
5 6 (3.66%) Talend
6 4 (2.44%) Intel
6 4 (2.44%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.83%) New Relic
7 3 (1.83%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.22%) Marketo
9 1 (0.61%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.61%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.61%) Google
9 1 (0.61%) Pegasus
9 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.61%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.61%) VMware
City of London
TDA Group
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Flexible Working
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-upon-avon, Warwickshire
Jumar Solutions Ltd
Salary: bonuses
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £84,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Schroders
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Schroders plc
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 9 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + 10% bonus + 29 days holiday + pens
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Schroders plc
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Schroders
Salary: £0 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
Schroders plc
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum Up to £70k + 10% bonus + excellent b
Posted: 25 days ago