Period
to 7 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Principal Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 180 226 180
Rank change year-on-year +46 -46 +91
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 28 5 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.67% 0.095% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.098% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 27 3 77
West Yorkshire median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £60,000 £55,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £62,500 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -

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 4,053 5,089 6,598
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.45% 97.17% 97.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3,387 4,231 5,592
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Engineer in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Salary histogram 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 7 December 2019. 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 +37 17 £70,000 +16.67% 5
Bradford - 9 £70,000 - 2
Castleford - 1 £57,500 -
Wakefield - 1 £60,000 -
Principal Engineer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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 18 (64.29%) Software Engineering
2 16 (57.14%) Java
3 14 (50.00%) Docker
4 13 (46.43%) Kubernetes
4 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (42.86%) Microservices
5 12 (42.86%) Jenkins
5 12 (42.86%) AWS
6 11 (39.29%) DevOps
6 11 (39.29%) Spring
6 11 (39.29%) C#
7 10 (35.71%) Spring Boot
7 10 (35.71%) Kotlin
7 10 (35.71%) Terraform
7 10 (35.71%) Java 8
8 9 (32.14%) Azure
8 9 (32.14%) Finance
9 8 (28.57%) .NET
9 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
10 7 (25.00%) Python
11 6 (21.43%) MySQL
11 6 (21.43%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (21.43%) GCP
12 5 (17.86%) SDLC
12 5 (17.86%) REST
12 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
13 4 (14.29%) SQL
13 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
13 4 (14.29%) MVC
13 4 (14.29%) Scrum

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 2 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.57%) CMS
2 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 12 (42.86%) AWS
2 9 (32.14%) Azure
3 6 (21.43%) GCP
4 3 (10.71%) Serverless
5 2 (7.14%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) AMQP
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) MySQL
2 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
3 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.14%) Postman
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
2 2 (7.14%) TeamCity
2 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Financial Institution
3 2 (7.14%) Advertising
3 2 (7.14%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) Spring
2 10 (35.71%) Spring Boot
3 8 (28.57%) .NET
4 5 (17.86%) REST
5 3 (10.71%) AngularJS
5 3 (10.71%) JSON
5 3 (10.71%) React
5 3 (10.71%) Web Services
5 3 (10.71%) YAML
6 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
6 2 (7.14%) CSS
6 2 (7.14%) jQuery
6 2 (7.14%) WinForms
7 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.57%) J2EE
7 1 (3.57%) JDBC
7 1 (3.57%) JSP
7 1 (3.57%) Kafka
7 1 (3.57%) Sass
7 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.57%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Software Engineering
2 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (42.86%) Microservices
4 11 (39.29%) DevOps
5 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
6 5 (17.86%) SDLC
7 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Automation
7 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (14.29%) MVC
7 4 (14.29%) Scrum
8 3 (10.71%) Coaching
8 3 (10.71%) Community of Practice
8 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (10.71%) High Availability
8 3 (10.71%) Information Security
8 3 (10.71%) Lean Software Development
8 3 (10.71%) Process Improvement
8 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
9 2 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) Java
2 11 (39.29%) C#
3 10 (35.71%) Java 8
3 10 (35.71%) Kotlin
4 7 (25.00%) Python
5 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
6 4 (14.29%) Bash Shell
6 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 4 (14.29%) Scala
6 4 (14.29%) SQL
7 3 (10.71%) C++
7 3 (10.71%) Go
8 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) Docker
2 3 (10.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (46.43%) Kubernetes
2 10 (35.71%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Google
2 3 (10.71%) VMware
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) hybris
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft