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.

£41,135 - £73,724
£41K
£53K
£74K
MEDIAN: £53,065
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£0£28K£56K£84K
Salary
£41,135 - £73,724  
   
Bonus
£981 - £12,605  
Profit Sharing
£608 - £83,845  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£42,700 - £78,711  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 158

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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: £55,704

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Key Stats for Principal Software Engineer

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer Salaries

▲12%

▲7%

National Average
₤56,000

▼5%

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Software Architecture
▲32%

Python
▲17%

▲12%


JavaScript
▲8%

National Average
₤56,000



Linux
▼3%

Node.js
▼3%

C++
▼4%

C
▼4%


C#
▼8%

SQL
▼13%

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 21%
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