Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Principal Developer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 319 338 321
Rank change year-on-year +19 -17 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 4 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.039% 0.009% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.009% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 2
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £42,300 £37,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £60,300 £42,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9835 10959 10486
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 96.17% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 8084 8687 8712
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Principal Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Principal Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Developer in the West Midlands

Principal Developer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Principal Developer in the West Midlands

Principal Developer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Developer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Developer in the West Midlands

Principal Developer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Developer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 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
Warwickshire - 2 £43,500 -
Principal Developer
England

Principal Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Principal 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Principal Developer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) ETL
2 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (50.00%) QlikView
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) C
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement

Principal Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) QlikView
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft