The median annual salary for a Principal Software Developer was £55,000 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 Software Developer
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 877 919 969
Rank change year-on-year +42 +50  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Developer 6 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.004% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.004% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 6
Median salary £55,000 £70,000 £68,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.42% +1.81%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £53,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year +2.32% -10.41%  

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 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 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 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Software Developer in the UK

Principal Software Developer
Top 10 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 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 +54 6 £55,000 -21.42% 4
London +29 2 £81,250 -12.16% 1
East of England 0 2 £55,000 +46.66% 1
Cambridge - 2 £55,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £55,000 - 1
North West - 1 £55,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £55,000 - 1
Leeds - 1 - -

Principal Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) HTML
2 6 (42.86%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) C#
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) .NET
3 5 (35.71%) CSS
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Ruby
3 5 (35.71%) Degree
4 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
4 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 4 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (28.57%) C++
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) C
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) Algorithms
5 3 (21.43%) Physics
6 2 (14.29%) Apache Axis
6 2 (14.29%) Informatics
6 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 2 (14.29%) WCF
6 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 2 (14.29%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (14.29%) Mentoring

Principal Software 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 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (7.14%) CouchDB
2 1 (7.14%) MariaDB
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) Neo4j
2 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Advertising
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Military
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) HTML
2 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) CSS
3 4 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
5 2 (14.29%) Apache Axis
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (14.29%) WCF
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
6 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
6 1 (7.14%) HTML5
6 1 (7.14%) jQuery
6 1 (7.14%) JSP
6 1 (7.14%) POSIX
6 1 (7.14%) REST
6 1 (7.14%) Sass
6 1 (7.14%) SOAP
6 1 (7.14%) Web Services
6 1 (7.14%) WinForms
6 1 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) Algorithms
3 2 (14.29%) 3D Printing
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) e-Health
4 1 (7.14%) Grid Computing
4 1 (7.14%) LIMS
4 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
3 3 (21.43%) Physics
4 2 (14.29%) CAD
4 2 (14.29%) CAE
4 2 (14.29%) Coaching
4 2 (14.29%) Content Writing
4 2 (14.29%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 2 (14.29%) Informatics
4 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 2 (14.29%) MVC
4 2 (14.29%) OO
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) SOLID
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Data Security
5 1 (7.14%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (7.14%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C#
1 6 (42.86%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (35.71%) Ruby
3 4 (28.57%) C++
4 3 (21.43%) C
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
6 1 (7.14%) Go
6 1 (7.14%) Haskell
6 1 (7.14%) Perl
6 1 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (7.14%) R
6 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 1 (7.14%) VB
6 1 (7.14%) VB6
6 1 (7.14%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.14%) GSEC
2 1 (7.14%) Master's Degree
2 1 (7.14%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
1 1 (7.14%) KVM
1 1 (7.14%) LXC
1 1 (7.14%) Slurm Workload Manager
1 1 (7.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Mesos
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Pegasus
2 1 (7.14%) TOWER Software
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 8 days ago