Average Principal Software Engineer Salary in United Kingdom

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The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in United Kingdom is £55,505.
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£42k - £80k
£998 - £12k
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£618 - £25k
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£43k - £87k

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Job Description for Principal Software Engineer

Principal Software Engineer Tasks
  • Design, develop, integrate, test and deploy company's software.
  • Execute product specification, system design, development and system integration.
  • Develop new product concepts and development, deliver product prototypes.
  • Conduct new technology research, concept specification and design of individual software components.
  • Participate in product and program collaboration.

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Popular Skills for Principal Software Engineer

Skills in Software Development, Java and Software Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C# Programming Language and C++ Programming Language.

Pay by Experience Level for Principal Software Engineer

An early career Principal Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £46,605 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Principal Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £51,412 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Principal Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £56,497 based on 182 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £58,281.
Employees with Principal Software Engineer in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 32.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Reading, England: Berkshire (5.9% more) and Cambridge, England: Cambridgeshire (4.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Manchester, England: Manchester (15.7% less), Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh (11.7% less) and Bristol, England: Bristol (11.1% less).

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