The median annual salary for a Principal Systems Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Systems Engineer
UK
Rank 855 - 945
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Systems Engineer 2 0 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% - 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% - 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 14
Median salary £47,500 - £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 - £57,500

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 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
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 Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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
Top 3 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 3 months to 24 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
Surrey - 2 £47,500 -
South East - 2 £47,500 -
England - 2 £47,500 -

Principal Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 9 (81.82%) C
3 7 (63.64%) MODAF
4 5 (45.45%) DV Cleared
4 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) TOGAF
4 5 (45.45%) ITIL
4 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
4 5 (45.45%) Validation
5 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 4 (36.36%) Data Modelling
5 4 (36.36%) Service Management
5 4 (36.36%) Information Security
5 4 (36.36%) Degree
5 4 (36.36%) JIRA
5 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
5 4 (36.36%) Use Case
5 4 (36.36%) Atlassian
5 4 (36.36%) Time Management
5 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) Requirements Management
5 4 (36.36%) Confluence
5 4 (36.36%) DevOps
5 4 (36.36%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (27.27%) LAN
6 3 (27.27%) WAN
7 2 (18.18%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (18.18%) Military
7 2 (18.18%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
8 1 (9.09%) Prototyping

Principal Systems 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 4 (36.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Siemens NX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
1 3 (27.27%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) BGP
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
2 1 (9.09%) H.323
2 1 (9.09%) ICMP
2 1 (9.09%) IGMP
2 1 (9.09%) IPsec
2 1 (9.09%) Junos
2 1 (9.09%) MPLS
2 1 (9.09%) Multicast
2 1 (9.09%) OSPF
2 1 (9.09%) SNMP
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (18.18%) Military
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
2 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) MODAF
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) TOGAF
2 5 (45.45%) Validation
3 4 (36.36%) Data Modelling
3 4 (36.36%) DevOps
3 4 (36.36%) Information Security
3 4 (36.36%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (36.36%) Requirements Management
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) Service Management
3 4 (36.36%) Time Management
3 4 (36.36%) Use Case
4 2 (18.18%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Communications Security
5 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (9.09%) Network Management
5 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 1 (9.09%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) DV Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Degree
3 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) CCNP
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Atlassian
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Dell
2 1 (9.09%) EMC
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Juniper
2 1 (9.09%) NetApp
2 1 (9.09%) VMware