The median annual salary for a Principal Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Developer
UK
Rank 790 847 896
Rank change year-on-year +57 +49  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 67 101 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.098% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.10% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 53 66 55
Median salary £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £44,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £78,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76%  

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 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Developer in the UK

Principal Developer
Top 30 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 March 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 +65 62 £65,000 +13.04% 10
South East +64 20 £71,250 +5.55% 1
London +62 18 £80,000 +14.28% 2
Berkshire - 10 £80,000 -
North West -16 9 £48,750 -2.50%
East of England +29 8 £60,000 -14.28% 3
Manchester -23 5 £47,500 -5.00%
South West +17 4 - - 1
Dorset - 4 - -
Hampshire - 4 £75,000 - 1
Middlesex - 4 £55,000 -
Belfast - 4 £60,000 -
Reading - 4 £65,000 -
Bournemouth - 4 - -
Portsmouth - 4 £75,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £60,000 -
County Antrim - 4 £60,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £80,000 -
Cambridgeshire +15 2 £60,000 -14.28%
Cambridge +7 2 £60,000 -14.28%
Yorkshire -2 2 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Cheshire - 2 £51,500 -
Warrington - 2 £51,500 -
Saffron Walden - 2 £43,145 - 2
Watford - 2 £80,000 -
Essex - 2 £43,145 - 2
West Midlands +23 1 - - 1
Scotland +18 1 £60,000 -14.28% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 1 £62,500 -
York +7 1 £72,500 +45.00% 1

Principal Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 75 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (44.70%) .NET
3 58 (43.94%) Java
3 58 (43.94%) TDD
4 56 (42.42%) C#
5 48 (36.36%) JavaScript
6 39 (29.55%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (26.52%) MVC
8 34 (25.76%) ASP.NET
9 33 (25.00%) AngularJS
10 29 (21.97%) SQL Server
11 27 (20.45%) SQL
11 27 (20.45%) HTML
11 27 (20.45%) BDD
12 26 (19.70%) Mentoring
12 26 (19.70%) CSS
12 26 (19.70%) Microsoft
13 24 (18.18%) DevOps
14 23 (17.42%) Amazon AWS
15 22 (16.67%) Web Services
16 20 (15.15%) OO
16 20 (15.15%) Finance
16 20 (15.15%) .NET Framework
17 19 (14.39%) E-Commerce
18 18 (13.64%) Linux
18 18 (13.64%) Node.js
19 16 (12.12%) HTML5
19 16 (12.12%) Git (software)
19 16 (12.12%) XML
19 16 (12.12%) Scrum

Principal Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 9 (6.82%) Elasticsearch
1 9 (6.82%) Tomcat
2 7 (5.30%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (4.55%) JBoss
4 5 (3.79%) WordPress
5 4 (3.03%) Apache
5 4 (3.03%) IIS
5 4 (3.03%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.27%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.52%) Jetty
8 1 (0.76%) CMS
8 1 (0.76%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.42%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.79%) GitHub
4 2 (1.52%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.52%) IaaS
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.03%) 3G
1 4 (3.03%) 4G
1 4 (3.03%) GSM
1 4 (3.03%) OpenFlow
2 1 (0.76%) Internet
2 1 (0.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.97%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.36%) NoSQL
3 14 (10.61%) MongoDB
4 8 (6.06%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.55%) Big Data
6 5 (3.79%) CouchDB
6 5 (3.79%) Redis
7 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.52%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.52%) MySQL
8 2 (1.52%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.76%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.76%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.76%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.76%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.76%) Riak
Development Applications
1 16 (12.12%) Git (software)
2 15 (11.36%) Jenkins
3 11 (8.33%) Maven
4 9 (6.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (6.82%) TeamCity
5 8 (6.06%) JIRA
5 8 (6.06%) Selenium
6 6 (4.55%) Cucumber
6 6 (4.55%) Mocha
6 6 (4.55%) NUnit
6 6 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (3.79%) Ant
7 5 (3.79%) FitNesse
7 5 (3.79%) Gradle
7 5 (3.79%) Grunt
7 5 (3.79%) Talend Open Studio
7 5 (3.79%) TestNG
8 4 (3.03%) MSTest
8 4 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 20 (15.15%) Finance
2 12 (9.09%) Retail
3 11 (8.33%) Games
4 8 (6.06%) Online Betting
5 6 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.79%) Banking
7 2 (1.52%) Law
8 1 (0.76%) Back Office
8 1 (0.76%) Military
8 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (44.70%) .NET
2 34 (25.76%) ASP.NET
3 33 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 27 (20.45%) HTML
5 26 (19.70%) CSS
6 22 (16.67%) Web Services
7 20 (15.15%) .NET Framework
8 18 (13.64%) Node.js
9 16 (12.12%) HTML5
9 16 (12.12%) XML
10 11 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
10 11 (8.33%) RESTful
10 11 (8.33%) Spring
11 10 (7.58%) Java EE
12 9 (6.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (6.06%) SOAP
13 8 (6.06%) WCF
14 7 (5.30%) Apache Camel
15 6 (4.55%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.06%) Online Games
3 7 (5.30%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.79%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.79%) Semantic Web
5 4 (3.03%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.76%) Blog
6 1 (0.76%) e-Health
6 1 (0.76%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.76%) LIMS
6 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.64%) Linux
2 8 (6.06%) Windows
3 4 (3.03%) Android
3 4 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.03%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (43.94%) TDD
3 39 (29.55%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (26.52%) MVC
5 27 (20.45%) BDD
6 26 (19.70%) Mentoring
7 24 (18.18%) DevOps
8 20 (15.15%) OO
9 19 (14.39%) E-Commerce
10 16 (12.12%) Scrum
11 13 (9.85%) SOLID
12 12 (9.09%) SDLC
13 11 (8.33%) Coaching
14 10 (7.58%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (7.58%) User Stories
15 9 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (6.82%) ETL
15 9 (6.82%) Line Management
15 9 (6.82%) Mathematics
16 8 (6.06%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 58 (43.94%) Java
2 56 (42.42%) C#
3 48 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 27 (20.45%) SQL
5 13 (9.85%) C++
6 10 (7.58%) PL/SQL
7 9 (6.82%) C
8 6 (4.55%) PHP
8 6 (4.55%) Ruby
9 5 (3.79%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.79%) T-SQL
10 4 (3.03%) Objective-C
10 4 (3.03%) Scala
11 3 (2.27%) Python
12 2 (1.52%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.76%) Go
13 1 (0.76%) Haskell
13 1 (0.76%) Perl
13 1 (0.76%) R
13 1 (0.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (11.36%) Degree
2 1 (0.76%) CISSP
2 1 (0.76%) GSEC
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (3.79%) KVM
2 4 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.52%) Docker
4 1 (0.76%) LXC
4 1 (0.76%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 1 (0.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (11.36%) Puppet
2 9 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.03%) Ansible
4 2 (1.52%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (1.52%) MOM
5 1 (0.76%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.76%) Kibana
5 1 (0.76%) logstash
5 1 (0.76%) Mesos
5 1 (0.76%) Packer
5 1 (0.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (19.70%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.36%) Oracle
3 5 (3.79%) Intel
3 5 (3.79%) Talend
4 4 (3.03%) PayPal
4 4 (3.03%) VMware
5 3 (2.27%) IBM
6 2 (1.52%) Adobe
6 2 (1.52%) hybris
6 2 (1.52%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.76%) New Relic
7 1 (0.76%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.76%) TOWER Software
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