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.

£40,896 - £74,515
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MEDIAN: £53,899
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£0£28K£56K£84K
Salary
£40,896 - £74,515  
   
Bonus
£979 - £14,544  
Profit Sharing
£613 - £83,327  
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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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£42,299 - £79,206  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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Pay by Experience Level for Principal Software Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £57,464

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Key Stats for Principal Software Engineer

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer Salaries

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
₤57,000

▼8%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Software Architecture
▲28%

Python
▲14%

▲9%


JavaScript
▲5%

National Average
₤57,000



Linux
▼6%

Node.js
▼6%

C++
▼7%

C
▼7%


C#
▼11%

SQL
▼16%

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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