Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Systems Engineer was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Principal Systems Engineer
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1149 1226 1278
Rank change year-on-year +77 +52 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Systems Engineer 40 11 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.006% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.006% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 27 10 12
UK median annual salary £77,500 £57,000 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.96% +0.88% +29.14%
10th Percentile £42,000 £47,375 £50,025
90th Percentile £81,250 £60,250 £78,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £77,500 £57,000 £56,500
% change year-on-year +35.96% +0.88% +25.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Principal Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Principal Systems Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Systems Engineer in the UK

Principal Systems Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Principal Systems Engineer in the UK

Principal Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Systems Engineer over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Systems Engineer in the UK

Principal Systems Engineer
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Systems Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +66 40 £77,500 +35.96% 4
UK excluding London +72 39 £77,500 +35.96% 4
East of England - 22 £77,500 - 3
South East - 8 £62,500 -
South West +12 5 £48,750 +2.63%
Midlands +25 4 £57,500 +15.00%
East Midlands +32 2 £57,500 +15.00%
West Midlands +16 2 - -
London +9 1 - -

Principal Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Principal Systems 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 Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (57.50%) C
2 18 (45.00%) C++
3 16 (40.00%) Firmware
4 14 (35.00%) ASIC
5 11 (27.50%) Degree
6 7 (17.50%) Java
6 7 (17.50%) MATLAB
7 6 (15.00%) Simulink
7 6 (15.00%) J2EE
7 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
8 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
8 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
8 5 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (10.00%) Vulkan
9 4 (10.00%) Digital Economy
9 4 (10.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
9 4 (10.00%) OpenCL
9 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
9 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (10.00%) Jitterbit
9 4 (10.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 4 (10.00%) ServiceNow
9 4 (10.00%) ITSM
9 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
9 4 (10.00%) Electronics
9 4 (10.00%) Informatica
9 4 (10.00%) SAP
9 4 (10.00%) Linux
9 4 (10.00%) OOP
9 4 (10.00%) OO

Principal Systems 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:

Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Simulink
2 1 (2.50%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.50%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.00%) Digital Economy
2 4 (10.00%) Electronics
2 4 (10.00%) Games
3 3 (7.50%) Military
4 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.50%) Automotive
4 1 (2.50%) Finance
4 1 (2.50%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) J2EE
2 4 (10.00%) OpenCL
2 4 (10.00%) OpenGL
2 4 (10.00%) SAP PI
2 4 (10.00%) Vulkan
3 2 (5.00%) Direct3D
3 2 (5.00%) J2SE
4 1 (2.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (2.50%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (2.50%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) ASIC
2 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.50%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (7.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (5.00%) VHDL
6 1 (2.50%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.00%) ITSM
1 4 (10.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
1 4 (10.00%) OO
1 4 (10.00%) OOP
1 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
1 4 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (7.50%) FPGA Design
2 3 (7.50%) SysML
3 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (5.00%) Customer-Centricity
3 2 (5.00%) Digital Signal Processing
3 2 (5.00%) Machine Learning
3 2 (5.00%) Microservices
3 2 (5.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (5.00%) Prototyping
3 2 (5.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (5.00%) Signal Processing
3 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (57.50%) C
2 18 (45.00%) C++
3 7 (17.50%) Java
3 7 (17.50%) MATLAB
4 4 (10.00%) Apex Code
5 3 (7.50%) Python
6 1 (2.50%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) Degree
2 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) DO-254
2 1 (2.50%) RMADS
System Software
1 16 (40.00%) Firmware
2 1 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 1 (2.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Informatica
1 4 (10.00%) Jitterbit
1 4 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
1 4 (10.00%) SAP
1 4 (10.00%) ServiceNow
2 3 (7.50%) EMC
3 2 (5.00%) Altera