The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £48,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 207 243 -
Rank change year-on-year +36 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 7 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.016% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.017% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 0
Median salary £48,500 £57,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.65% -  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00%  

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 4654 5940 4929
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.90% 96.37% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3863 4825 4220
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 30 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
Birmingham +22 4 £48,500 -15.65%
West Bromwich - 2 £49,250 -
Principal Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 9 (64.29%) VMware
2 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (42.86%) Project Planning
3 6 (42.86%) NetApp
3 6 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (35.71%) Capacity Management
4 5 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (35.71%) SCOM
4 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
4 5 (35.71%) MCSE
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (28.57%) MCSA
5 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 4 (28.57%) SCCM
5 4 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
5 4 (28.57%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 3 (21.43%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (14.29%) Terraform
7 2 (14.29%) Mesos
7 2 (14.29%) Microservices
7 2 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (14.29%) Kubernetes
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
7 2 (14.29%) Kafka
7 2 (14.29%) IaaS

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 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) Siemens NX
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (21.43%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (14.29%) IaaS
3 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
1 2 (14.29%) Network Security
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 2 (14.29%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (14.29%) Billing
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (14.29%) HornetQ
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) JMS
1 2 (14.29%) Kafka
1 2 (14.29%) Node.js
1 2 (14.29%) RESTful
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Smart Meter
2 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (14.29%) CentOS
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Project Planning
1 6 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (35.71%) Capacity Management
2 5 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) Kanban
3 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 2 (14.29%) Microservices
3 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Network Design
3 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 2 (14.29%) Groovy
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 2 (14.29%) Python
1 2 (14.29%) Ruby
1 2 (14.29%) Scala
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) MCSE
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (28.57%) MCSA
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (14.29%) CCDA
3 2 (14.29%) CCDP
3 2 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (14.29%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (28.57%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (14.29%) Docker
4 2 (14.29%) VirtualBox
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCOM
2 4 (28.57%) SCCM
3 2 (14.29%) Consul
3 2 (14.29%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (14.29%) Kubernetes
3 2 (14.29%) Mesos
3 2 (14.29%) Nagios
3 2 (14.29%) Puppet
3 2 (14.29%) StatsD
3 2 (14.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) VMware
2 6 (42.86%) NetApp
3 2 (14.29%) Avaya
3 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) Juniper
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Mitel
3 2 (14.29%) New Relic
4 1 (7.14%) CommVault