Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 312 331 311
Rank change year-on-year +19 -20 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 13 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.096% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 12
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -35.48% +19.23%
10th Percentile £43,500 £42,500 £46,250
90th Percentile £53,500 £62,750 £82,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 9770 10995 10536
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.19% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8018 8715 8780
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 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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
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 6 months to 24 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
Coventry - 6 - - 2
Birmingham +20 5 £52,500 +5.00%
Walsall - 1 £45,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £50,000 -
Principal Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 6 (46.15%) SQL
1 6 (46.15%) MySQL
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
1 6 (46.15%) Java
1 6 (46.15%) JBoss
1 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
1 6 (46.15%) JMS
1 6 (46.15%) ETL
1 6 (46.15%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (46.15%) Scrum
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (46.15%) TDD
1 6 (46.15%) Retail
1 6 (46.15%) Billing
1 6 (46.15%) Spring
1 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
1 6 (46.15%) Java EE
1 6 (46.15%) GlassFish
1 6 (46.15%) Unit Testing
1 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (46.15%) Jetty
1 6 (46.15%) JPA
1 6 (46.15%) AMQP
1 6 (46.15%) Smart Meter
1 6 (46.15%) RESTful
1 6 (46.15%) Scala
1 6 (46.15%) Clojure
1 6 (46.15%) MongoDB
1 6 (46.15%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (46.15%) NoSQL

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 6 (46.15%) GlassFish
1 6 (46.15%) JBoss
1 6 (46.15%) Jetty
1 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Simulink
2 1 (7.69%) Abaqus
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Office 365
3 1 (7.69%) IaaS
3 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) AMQP
2 2 (15.38%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) NaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (46.15%) MongoDB
1 6 (46.15%) MySQL
1 6 (46.15%) NoSQL
1 6 (46.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Hudson
1 6 (46.15%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (46.15%) Billing
1 6 (46.15%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Automotive
3 1 (7.69%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) Java EE
1 6 (46.15%) JAX-RS
1 6 (46.15%) JMS
1 6 (46.15%) JPA
1 6 (46.15%) REST
1 6 (46.15%) RESTEasy
1 6 (46.15%) RESTful
1 6 (46.15%) Spring
1 6 (46.15%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Smart Meter
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
2 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (46.15%) Coaching
1 6 (46.15%) Continuous Delivery
1 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (46.15%) Data Transformation
1 6 (46.15%) Dependency Injection
1 6 (46.15%) ETL
1 6 (46.15%) Microservices
1 6 (46.15%) Scrum
1 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
1 6 (46.15%) TDD
1 6 (46.15%) Unit Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
2 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
2 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Mechatronics
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Clojure
1 6 (46.15%) Java
1 6 (46.15%) Scala
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) MATLAB
3 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (7.69%) HND
3 1 (7.69%) MCSA
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Docker
2 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Marathon
2 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 3 (23.08%) SCOM
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) NetApp
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) CommVault