The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Engineer
UK
Rank 752 838 880
Rank change year-on-year +86 +42  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 113 103 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.10% 0.080%
Number of salaries quoted 89 79 61
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £53,000 £51,750
% change year-on-year +3.77% +2.41%  

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 80774 98602 101550
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.35% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 66963 82534 82926
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 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in the UK

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in the UK

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Engineer over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Engineer in the UK

Principal Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 +120 111 £57,500 - 17
South East +78 33 £58,250 +16.50% 8
London +47 19 £90,000 +24.13% 3
North West -7 19 £52,500 - 1
Manchester -9 19 £52,500 -
Hampshire +33 15 £60,000 +14.28% 3
Surrey +58 10 £58,250 +29.44% 2
Yorkshire +23 10 £55,000 -2.22% 1
Fareham - 10 £60,000 - 2
East of England +31 9 £55,000 -9.83% 1
South West +6 9 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Leeds +13 8 £55,000 -4.34% 1
West Yorkshire +10 8 £55,000 -2.22% 1
West Midlands +35 6 £48,500 -15.65% 2
Cambridgeshire +14 6 £52,500 -13.93% 1
Cambridge +12 6 £52,500 -13.93% 1
Berkshire +41 5 £55,000 -24.13% 2
East Midlands +4 5 £49,000 -2.00%
Leicestershire - 5 £49,000 -
Loughborough - 5 £49,000 -
Oldham - 5 - -
Ringwood - 4 £55,000 -
Bristol -7 3 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Somerset - 3 - -
Oxfordshire - 3 £70,000 -
Bath - 3 - -
Camberley - 3 £60,000 - 2
Slough - 3 £55,000 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £75,000 -

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 104 (42.80%) Software Engineering
2 103 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (33.74%) Java
4 50 (20.58%) C
4 50 (20.58%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (20.16%) JavaScript
6 48 (19.75%) Test Automation
7 47 (19.34%) AngularJS
8 42 (17.28%) C++
9 41 (16.87%) DevOps
10 40 (16.46%) C#
10 40 (16.46%) SQL
11 38 (15.64%) Windows
11 38 (15.64%) Microservices
12 34 (13.99%) Linux
13 33 (13.58%) TDD
14 32 (13.17%) Software Architecture
15 30 (12.35%) Jenkins
16 29 (11.93%) VMware
17 28 (11.52%) Degree
17 28 (11.52%) QA
18 27 (11.11%) Security Cleared
18 27 (11.11%) Line Management
18 27 (11.11%) Dropwizard
19 26 (10.70%) Redis
19 26 (10.70%) Scrum
19 26 (10.70%) PostgreSQL
19 26 (10.70%) Cisco
20 25 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
20 25 (10.29%) Mentoring

Principal Engineer 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 12 (4.94%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.06%) Apache
2 5 (2.06%) Confluence
3 3 (1.23%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.82%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.82%) CMS
4 2 (0.82%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.82%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.82%) SAS
5 1 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.41%) JBoss
5 1 (0.41%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.82%) MS Office
2 2 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.41%) Siemens NX
3 1 (0.41%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Infor M3
1 2 (0.82%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (6.58%) SaaS
2 11 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.82%) IaaS
5 2 (0.82%) Office 365
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.41%) Google Container Engine
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.82%) LAN
2 12 (4.94%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (4.94%) Firewall
3 10 (4.12%) WAN
4 9 (3.70%) VPN
5 8 (3.29%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (3.29%) Wireless
6 7 (2.88%) DNS
6 7 (2.88%) MPLS
7 5 (2.06%) Ethernet
7 5 (2.06%) HTTP
7 5 (2.06%) SAN
7 5 (2.06%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.65%) H.323
8 4 (1.65%) VoIP
9 3 (1.23%) BGP
9 3 (1.23%) Internet
9 3 (1.23%) OSPF
9 3 (1.23%) VLAN
9 3 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.70%) PostgreSQL
1 26 (10.70%) Redis
2 25 (10.29%) CouchDB
3 9 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.88%) Big Data
4 7 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.88%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.88%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.47%) MySQL
6 5 (2.06%) BigQuery
6 5 (2.06%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.65%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (1.65%) Data Mart
7 4 (1.65%) SAP HANA
7 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.82%) DB2
8 2 (0.82%) Hazelcast
8 2 (0.82%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 30 (12.35%) Jenkins
2 13 (5.35%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.88%) Moq
4 6 (2.47%) Bugzilla
4 6 (2.47%) CruiseControl
4 6 (2.47%) Hudson
4 6 (2.47%) Subversion
4 6 (2.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (2.06%) JIRA
6 4 (1.65%) Mockito
6 4 (1.65%) NUnit
6 4 (1.65%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (1.65%) Selenium
6 4 (1.65%) SpecFlow
6 4 (1.65%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.23%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.23%) FitNesse
7 3 (1.23%) Maven
7 3 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.23%) tSQLt
General
1 23 (9.47%) Finance
2 13 (5.35%) Banking
3 11 (4.53%) Electronics
4 10 (4.12%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.29%) Automotive
6 7 (2.88%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.06%) Marketing
7 5 (2.06%) Military
8 4 (1.65%) Games
9 3 (1.23%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.82%) Billing
10 2 (0.82%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.82%) Law
11 1 (0.41%) Advertising
11 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.41%) Publishing
11 1 (0.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (19.34%) AngularJS
2 27 (11.11%) Dropwizard
3 23 (9.47%) Spring
4 22 (9.05%) .NET
5 19 (7.82%) WPF
6 16 (6.58%) HTML
6 16 (6.58%) Node.js
7 13 (5.35%) Web Services
8 12 (4.94%) REST
8 12 (4.94%) RESTful
9 11 (4.53%) JSON
10 10 (4.12%) Apache Camel
10 10 (4.12%) Hibernate
10 10 (4.12%) HTML5
10 10 (4.12%) J2EE
11 8 (3.29%) MFC
11 8 (3.29%) Spring Integration
12 7 (2.88%) CSS
12 7 (2.88%) Ember.js
12 7 (2.88%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.23%) Computer Science
2 14 (5.76%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.53%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.12%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (2.47%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.47%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.65%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.23%) Blog
8 3 (1.23%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.82%) CUDA
9 2 (0.82%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.82%) iPad
9 2 (0.82%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.82%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.82%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.41%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (15.64%) Windows
2 34 (13.99%) Linux
3 23 (9.47%) Unix
4 9 (3.70%) Android
5 7 (2.88%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.06%) CentOS
6 5 (2.06%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.65%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.23%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.82%) zOS
10 1 (0.41%) Debian
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (42.80%) Software Engineering
2 103 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (20.58%) Continuous Integration
4 48 (19.75%) Test Automation
5 41 (16.87%) DevOps
6 38 (15.64%) Microservices
7 33 (13.58%) TDD
8 32 (13.17%) Software Architecture
9 27 (11.11%) Line Management
10 26 (10.70%) Scrum
11 25 (10.29%) Mentoring
12 22 (9.05%) MVC
13 21 (8.64%) Coaching
13 21 (8.64%) Configuration Management
14 20 (8.23%) Multithreading
14 20 (8.23%) Project Management
15 17 (7.00%) Software Testing
16 16 (6.58%) Pair Programming
17 15 (6.17%) Project Planning
18 14 (5.76%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 82 (33.74%) Java
2 50 (20.58%) C
3 49 (20.16%) JavaScript
4 42 (17.28%) C++
5 40 (16.46%) C#
5 40 (16.46%) SQL
6 24 (9.88%) TypeScript
7 16 (6.58%) Python
8 15 (6.17%) Bash Shell
8 15 (6.17%) PowerShell
9 9 (3.70%) Bourne shell
10 8 (3.29%) Embedded C
11 5 (2.06%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.65%) PHP
13 3 (1.23%) Perl
13 3 (1.23%) Ruby
13 3 (1.23%) Scala
14 2 (0.82%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.82%) Groovy
14 2 (0.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (11.52%) Degree
2 27 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 25 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (7.00%) SC Cleared
5 15 (6.17%) CCNP
6 13 (5.35%) ISTQB
7 11 (4.53%) ISEB
8 10 (4.12%) CCIE
9 5 (2.06%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.65%) MCSE
10 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.23%) CCNA
11 3 (1.23%) MCSA
12 2 (0.82%) CCDA
12 2 (0.82%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.41%) CCDP
13 1 (0.41%) CCSP
13 1 (0.41%) HND
13 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (11.52%) QA
2 4 (1.65%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.23%) Def Stans
3 3 (1.23%) SDET
4 2 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.82%) MISRA
5 1 (0.41%) DO-254
5 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.41%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.70%) Firmware
3 8 (3.29%) Docker
4 5 (2.06%) vSphere
5 4 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.65%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.23%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.82%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 2 (0.82%) KVM
7 2 (0.82%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.41%) NFS
8 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (2.47%) Puppet
2 4 (1.65%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.65%) SCCM
2 4 (1.65%) SCOM
2 4 (1.65%) WSUS
3 2 (0.82%) Ansible
3 2 (0.82%) Consul
3 2 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (0.82%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.82%) Mesos
3 2 (0.82%) Nagios
3 2 (0.82%) StatsD
3 2 (0.82%) Terraform
4 1 (0.41%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.41%) Juju
4 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 29 (11.93%) VMware
2 26 (10.70%) Cisco
3 14 (5.76%) Oracle
4 10 (4.12%) F5
5 7 (2.88%) NetApp
6 5 (2.06%) EMC
6 5 (2.06%) Google
6 5 (2.06%) SAP
7 4 (1.65%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.65%) Atmel
7 4 (1.65%) Birst
7 4 (1.65%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.65%) Juniper
7 4 (1.65%) Microsoft
7 4 (1.65%) Tableau
8 3 (1.23%) Sophos
9 2 (0.82%) CA
9 2 (0.82%) Dell
9 2 (0.82%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.82%) Sybase
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