The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 708 834 802
Rank change year-on-year +126 -32  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 166 101 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 135 87 83
Median salary £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +13.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,500 £48,300
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £81,000 £89,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.54% -  

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 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69638 80091 87142
Median salary £47,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 28 June 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 28 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 +116 156 £61,000 -2.40% 26
London +60 60 £85,000 +6.25% 7
South East +48 26 £58,000 -10.76% 3
Yorkshire +12 17 £57,500 - 2
East of England +3 17 £67,500 +42.10% 5
South West +1 17 £57,500 +4.54% 3
Cambridge +6 16 £67,500 - 5
Cambridgeshire +4 16 £67,500 - 5
West Yorkshire +20 15 £57,500 - 2
West Midlands +19 15 £50,000 +8.10% 1
Leeds +13 13 £57,500 - 2
City of London +31 10 £76,400 +38.90% 1
Berkshire +27 9 £57,500 -14.81% 1
Dorset +8 9 £57,500 +18.55%
Scotland +22 8 £55,000 +4.76%
Birmingham +13 8 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Bournemouth - 6 £57,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £51,000 - 1
Fife +8 5 £55,000 -
Bristol -17 5 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Glenrothes - 5 £55,000 -
Hampshire +18 4 £56,500 +25.55%
North West -33 4 £55,000 +4.76% 4
Surrey +29 3 £58,000 -17.14%
West Bromwich +11 3 - -
Gloucestershire -3 3 - -
Edinburgh -6 3 £55,000 +4.76%
Manchester - 3 £58,750 - 4
Slough - 3 £55,000 -
Chalfont St Giles - 3 £51,000 - 1

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 106 (37.72%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (35.23%) Software Engineering
3 79 (28.11%) Linux
4 76 (27.05%) Windows
5 71 (25.27%) Java
6 60 (21.35%) Mentoring
7 59 (21.00%) C
7 59 (21.00%) C++
8 54 (19.22%) SQL
8 54 (19.22%) Amazon AWS
9 52 (18.51%) DevOps
9 52 (18.51%) TDD
10 50 (17.79%) C#
11 44 (15.66%) Degree
12 43 (15.30%) Scrum
13 42 (14.95%) Docker
14 40 (14.23%) Finance
15 39 (13.88%) JavaScript
15 39 (13.88%) Computer Science
16 36 (12.81%) .NET
17 33 (11.74%) Python
17 33 (11.74%) Microsoft Azure
17 33 (11.74%) AngularJS
18 31 (11.03%) Ansible
19 30 (10.68%) Test Automation
20 29 (10.32%) Puppet
21 28 (9.96%) Software Architecture
21 28 (9.96%) Git (software)
21 28 (9.96%) Mathematics
21 28 (9.96%) SQL Server

Principal Engineer 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 18 (6.41%) Apache
1 18 (6.41%) Tomcat
2 10 (3.56%) Cloud Foundry
3 9 (3.20%) CMS
4 7 (2.49%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.42%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.07%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.71%) Confluence
7 2 (0.71%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.71%) nginx
7 2 (0.71%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.36%) IIS
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.36%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.71%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.36%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 54 (19.22%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (11.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (3.56%) SaaS
5 9 (3.20%) Office 365
6 8 (2.85%) Azure Machine Learning
7 7 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (2.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.78%) GitHub
9 4 (1.42%) Sumo Logic
10 3 (1.07%) IaaS
10 3 (1.07%) Yammer
11 2 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.36%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.36%) Google Container Engine
12 1 (0.36%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.83%) DNS
2 10 (3.56%) SAN
3 9 (3.20%) LAN
4 8 (2.85%) Firewall
5 7 (2.49%) WAN
6 6 (2.14%) Network Security
6 6 (2.14%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.14%) Wireless
7 5 (1.78%) BGP
7 5 (1.78%) OSPF
7 5 (1.78%) Software-Defined Networking
7 5 (1.78%) VPN
8 4 (1.42%) DHCP
8 4 (1.42%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.07%) HTTP
9 3 (1.07%) Multicast
9 3 (1.07%) VoIP
9 3 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.71%) PCoIP
10 2 (0.71%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.05%) MongoDB
2 17 (6.05%) NoSQL
3 12 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (4.27%) MySQL
4 10 (3.56%) Big Data
5 8 (2.85%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (2.85%) BigQuery
5 8 (2.85%) Blockchain
5 8 (2.85%) DocumentDB
5 8 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.78%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.42%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.42%) Redis
10 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (9.96%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.27%) Jenkins
2 12 (4.27%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (4.27%) SpecFlow
2 12 (4.27%) Talend Open Studio
2 12 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (3.56%) JIRA
4 7 (2.49%) Vagrant
5 6 (2.14%) Subversion
6 4 (1.42%) Artifactory
6 4 (1.42%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.42%) FitNesse
6 4 (1.42%) NUnit
6 4 (1.42%) PHPUnit
6 4 (1.42%) Selenium
7 3 (1.07%) Grunt
7 3 (1.07%) gulp
7 3 (1.07%) Jasmine
7 3 (1.07%) Moq
7 3 (1.07%) tSQLt
General
1 40 (14.23%) Finance
2 21 (7.47%) Telecoms
3 18 (6.41%) Electronics
4 15 (5.34%) Manufacturing
5 13 (4.63%) Marketing
6 11 (3.91%) Aerospace
7 9 (3.20%) Military
8 8 (2.85%) Retail
9 7 (2.49%) Online Betting
10 6 (2.14%) Automotive
10 6 (2.14%) Games
11 5 (1.78%) Banking
12 4 (1.42%) Publishing
13 3 (1.07%) Law
14 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.36%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.81%) .NET
2 33 (11.74%) AngularJS
3 27 (9.61%) WPF
4 25 (8.90%) HTML
5 20 (7.12%) CSS
5 20 (7.12%) React
6 17 (6.05%) Web Services
7 16 (5.69%) Node.js
8 15 (5.34%) HTML5
8 15 (5.34%) RESTful
8 15 (5.34%) WCF
8 15 (5.34%) XML
9 14 (4.98%) ASP.NET
9 14 (4.98%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (4.98%) MFC
10 12 (4.27%) .NET Framework
11 11 (3.91%) Spring
12 10 (3.56%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (3.56%) Entity Framework
13 9 (3.20%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.88%) Computer Science
2 18 (6.41%) Embedded Systems
3 17 (6.05%) Algorithms
3 17 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.98%) Mobile App
5 12 (4.27%) Data Structures
6 11 (3.91%) Management Information System
7 10 (3.56%) Data Centre
7 10 (3.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 10 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (2.49%) Blog
8 7 (2.49%) Over-the-Top Content
8 7 (2.49%) VHDL
9 6 (2.14%) Fintech
9 6 (2.14%) Semantic Web
10 5 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (1.07%) 3D Printing
11 3 (1.07%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 79 (28.11%) Linux
2 76 (27.05%) Windows
3 24 (8.54%) Android
3 24 (8.54%) Apple iOS
4 18 (6.41%) Windows Server
5 16 (5.69%) CentOS
5 16 (5.69%) Unix
6 10 (3.56%) Ubuntu
7 6 (2.14%) Mac OS X
7 6 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.42%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.71%) VMS
11 2 (0.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (37.72%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (35.23%) Software Engineering
3 60 (21.35%) Mentoring
4 52 (18.51%) DevOps
4 52 (18.51%) TDD
5 43 (15.30%) Scrum
6 30 (10.68%) Test Automation
7 28 (9.96%) Mathematics
7 28 (9.96%) Software Architecture
8 26 (9.25%) Unit Testing
9 25 (8.90%) BDD
10 23 (8.19%) Coaching
10 23 (8.19%) MVC
10 23 (8.19%) Open Source
11 22 (7.83%) Multithreading
12 19 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (6.41%) Kanban
13 18 (6.41%) OO
13 18 (6.41%) Project Management
14 17 (6.05%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 71 (25.27%) Java
2 59 (21.00%) C
2 59 (21.00%) C++
3 54 (19.22%) SQL
4 50 (17.79%) C#
5 39 (13.88%) JavaScript
6 33 (11.74%) Python
7 25 (8.90%) PowerShell
8 13 (4.63%) Embedded C
9 11 (3.91%) Bash Shell
9 11 (3.91%) T-SQL
10 9 (3.20%) Embedded C++
10 9 (3.20%) PHP
11 8 (2.85%) Apple Swift
11 8 (2.85%) Objective-C
12 7 (2.49%) Go
12 7 (2.49%) MATLAB
13 6 (2.14%) Bourne shell
14 5 (1.78%) Ruby
14 5 (1.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 44 (15.66%) Degree
2 20 (7.12%) Security Cleared
3 19 (6.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (5.69%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (4.63%) SC Cleared
6 12 (4.27%) CCNP
7 10 (3.56%) CCIE
8 7 (2.49%) ISEB
8 7 (2.49%) ISTQB
8 7 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.78%) MCSE
11 4 (1.42%) HND
11 4 (1.42%) MCSA
12 3 (1.07%) Chartered Engineer
13 2 (0.71%) CCDA
13 2 (0.71%) CCDP
13 2 (0.71%) CCNA
14 1 (0.36%) HNC
14 1 (0.36%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.76%) QA
2 9 (3.20%) DO-254
3 5 (1.78%) MISRA
4 3 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.07%) Def Stans
4 3 (1.07%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.36%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.36%) JTAG
6 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.36%) RMADS
6 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.36%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 42 (14.95%) Docker
2 23 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.41%) Active Directory
4 16 (5.69%) Firmware
5 12 (4.27%) vSphere
6 9 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.49%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 31 (11.03%) Ansible
2 29 (10.32%) Puppet
3 20 (7.12%) Kubernetes
4 19 (6.76%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (5.69%) Nagios
6 11 (3.91%) SCOM
7 9 (3.20%) WSUS
8 7 (2.49%) SCCM
9 5 (1.78%) Terraform
10 4 (1.42%) Grafana
10 4 (1.42%) Prometheus
10 4 (1.42%) Rundeck
11 3 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (1.07%) Packer
11 3 (1.07%) Salt
11 3 (1.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.71%) Icinga
12 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 1 (0.36%) Juju
13 1 (0.36%) Mesos
Vendors
1 27 (9.61%) VMware
2 26 (9.25%) Google
3 25 (8.90%) Microsoft
4 15 (5.34%) Cisco
5 14 (4.98%) Red Hat
6 13 (4.63%) NetApp
7 12 (4.27%) AppDynamics
7 12 (4.27%) Talend
8 9 (3.20%) Atlassian
9 8 (2.85%) New Relic
9 8 (2.85%) Xamarin
10 6 (2.14%) Oracle
10 6 (2.14%) Zend
11 5 (1.78%) Actel
11 5 (1.78%) Altera
11 5 (1.78%) Mentor Graphics
12 4 (1.42%) Atmel
12 4 (1.42%) F5
12 4 (1.42%) SAP
12 4 (1.42%) Splunk
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £48000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum family healthcare, pension, life ins
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60-75k + 25 days holiday + pension + bonus + flexible working
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 70,000 to £85,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockton-on-tees, County Durham
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus for being DV cleared
Posted: 8 days ago
Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £67000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Bright Purple Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Veritas Technologies (Uk) Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge
IQ Telecom
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Thales
Posted: 6 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent Benefits + Equity
Posted: 13 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus & extensive benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £90000.00 - £120000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Yeovil
Thales
Posted: 15 days ago