The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer is £53,899 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Software Architecture and Python. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

£40,722 - £74,675
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MEDIAN: £52,551
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Salary £40,722 - £74,675
Bonus £967 - £13,178
Profit Sharing £608 - £59,180
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£42,251 - £79,274
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 24 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 148

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Pay by Experience Level for Principal Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Principal Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Principal Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤53,000 based on 8 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Principal Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤53,000 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Principal Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤59,000 based on 93 salaries. A Principal Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤62,000 based on 29 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £54,790

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Key Stats for Principal Software Engineer

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer Salaries

▲14%

▲8%

National Average
₤55,000

▼3%

Entry-Level
▼3%

Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Software Architecture
▲35%

Python
▲19%

▲14%


JavaScript
▲10%


National Average
₤55,000


Node.js
▼1%

C
▼2%

Linux
▼2%

C++
▼3%


C#
▼7%

SQL
▼12%

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 25%
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