The median annual salary for a Principal Software Developer was £75,000 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 Software Developer
UK
Rank 858 929 952
Rank change year-on-year +71 +23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Developer 7 12 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.012% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.012% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 9
Median salary £75,000 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £44,718 £50,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £57,200 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +50.00% -16.66%  

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 Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Software Developer in the UK

Principal Software Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Principal Software Developer in the UK

Principal Software Developer
Salary Histogram

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

Salary histogram for Principal Software Developer in the UK

Principal Software Developer
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Software Developer 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 +103 7 £75,000 +50.00% 4
South East +58 4 £75,000 - 1
Portsmouth - 4 £75,000 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £75,000 - 1
London +65 1 £85,000 -
North West -24 1 £45,000 -
East of England - 1 £44,296 - 2
Lancaster - 1 £45,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £45,000 -
Saffron Walden - 1 £44,296 - 2
Essex - 1 £44,296 - 2

Principal Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Principal Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 8 (61.54%) C#
3 6 (46.15%) Degree
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 6 (46.15%) Java
4 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 5 (38.46%) C++
4 5 (38.46%) CSS
4 5 (38.46%) C
4 5 (38.46%) Ruby
4 5 (38.46%) Mentoring
5 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
5 4 (30.77%) Mac OS
5 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 4 (30.77%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (30.77%) Android
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 4 (30.77%) Objective-C
6 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
7 2 (15.38%) Scrum
7 2 (15.38%) OOD
7 2 (15.38%) OO
7 2 (15.38%) .NET
7 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
7 2 (15.38%) Machine Learning
8 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
8 1 (7.69%) Big Data
8 1 (7.69%) Statistical Modelling

Principal Software 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 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
1 1 (7.69%) CouchDB
1 1 (7.69%) MariaDB
1 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) Neo4j
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.69%) Games
1 1 (7.69%) Military
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
2 5 (38.46%) CSS
3 4 (30.77%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (15.38%) .NET
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.69%) HTML5
5 1 (7.69%) POSIX
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
3 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.69%) e-Health
3 1 (7.69%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Android
2 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
2 4 (30.77%) Mac OS
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Mentoring
2 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Machine Learning
4 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
4 2 (15.38%) OO
4 2 (15.38%) OOD
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Coaching
5 1 (7.69%) Game Theory
5 1 (7.69%) Gibbs Sampling
5 1 (7.69%) Hidden Markov Model
5 1 (7.69%) Informatics
5 1 (7.69%) Memory Management
5 1 (7.69%) Open Source
5 1 (7.69%) SABSA
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) Statistical Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) C
3 5 (38.46%) C++
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) Ruby
4 4 (30.77%) Objective-C
5 1 (7.69%) Go
5 1 (7.69%) Haskell
5 1 (7.69%) Perl
5 1 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (7.69%) R
5 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) GSEC
2 1 (7.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
1 1 (7.69%) KVM
1 1 (7.69%) LXC
1 1 (7.69%) Slurm Workload Manager
1 1 (7.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) Pegasus
1 1 (7.69%) TOWER Software
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 6 days ago