The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

Principal Engineer
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 233 227
Rank change year-on-year +19 -6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 15 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 5
Median salary £50,000 £46,250 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.10% -25.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £42,500 £59,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £52,500 £64,550
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.54% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4976 5936 5505
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.85% 96.24% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 18330 19769 21754
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £22,750 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £66,750 £61,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in the West Midlands

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in the West Midlands

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Engineer in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Engineer in the West Midlands

Principal Engineer
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 Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
Birmingham +13 8 £50,000 +5.26% 1
West Bromwich +11 3 - -
Walsall - 1 £45,000 -
Principal Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Principal 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (50.00%) SCOM
3 9 (40.91%) PowerShell
3 9 (40.91%) Root Cause Analysis
3 9 (40.91%) NetApp
4 8 (36.36%) VMware
4 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 8 (36.36%) Capacity Management
4 8 (36.36%) Office 365
4 8 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (36.36%) Project Planning
5 7 (31.82%) SCCM
5 7 (31.82%) Windows
5 7 (31.82%) Mentoring
5 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
5 7 (31.82%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
6 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (22.73%) MCSE
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (22.73%) SAN
8 4 (18.18%) MCSA
8 4 (18.18%) SQL
8 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
8 4 (18.18%) Cisco
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 4 (18.18%) Performance Tuning

Principal Engineer 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (36.36%) Office 365
3 3 (13.64%) IaaS
3 3 (13.64%) Yammer
4 2 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) SAN
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) LAN
2 2 (9.09%) NaaS
2 2 (9.09%) Network Security
2 2 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
1 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Root Cause Analysis
2 8 (36.36%) Capacity Management
2 8 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
2 8 (36.36%) Project Planning
3 7 (31.82%) Mentoring
4 4 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) Network Architecture
6 2 (9.09%) Network Design
6 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.55%) Facilities Management
7 1 (4.55%) ITIL
7 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) PowerShell
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (22.73%) MCSE
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (18.18%) MCSA
4 2 (9.09%) CCDA
4 2 (9.09%) CCDP
4 2 (9.09%) CCNA
4 2 (9.09%) CCNP
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 7 (31.82%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) SCOM
2 7 (31.82%) SCCM
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) NetApp
2 8 (36.36%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.09%) Avaya
4 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 2 (9.09%) Juniper
4 2 (9.09%) Mitel
4 2 (9.09%) Polycom
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) CommVault
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