Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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

Principal Engineer
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 231 188 278
Rank change year-on-year -43 +90 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 6 76 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.11% 1.12% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 1.15% 0.080%
Number of salaries quoted 3 74 6
West Yorkshire median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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 Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 5,263 6,616 7,547
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.91% 97.45% 98.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4,359 5,577 6,511
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £62,303 £60,500 £63,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in West Yorkshire

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Principal Engineer in West Yorkshire

Principal Engineer
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. 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
Leeds -41 6 £55,000 - 2
Principal Engineer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, Principal Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Yorkshire region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) High Availability
3 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) WSDL
3 3 (50.00%) Games
3 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Prometheus
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (33.33%) XSD
4 2 (33.33%) PHP
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) MySQL
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Redis
4 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 2 (33.33%) ATDD

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
1 2 (33.33%) Redis
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) FitNesse
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (33.33%) tSQLt
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (50.00%) Games
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
1 3 (50.00%) WSDL
1 3 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) GraphQL
2 2 (33.33%) Kafka
2 2 (33.33%) React
2 2 (33.33%) XSD
3 1 (16.67%) Apache Axis
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) J2EE
3 1 (16.67%) JSP
3 1 (16.67%) Node.js
3 1 (16.67%) Spring
3 1 (16.67%) Spring MVC
3 1 (16.67%) XHTML
3 1 (16.67%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) High Availability
3 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) ATDD
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Isomorphic JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) Microservices
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Web Application Development
5 1 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Go
2 2 (33.33%) PHP
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) hybris
1 1 (16.67%) Twitter