Average Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer Salary in United Kingdom

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The average salary for a Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer in United Kingdom is £52,692.
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£41k - £77k
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£2k - £20k
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£42k - £85k

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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 and Software Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C Programming Language, 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 £48,130 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Principal Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £56,497 based on 188 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £58,562.
Employees with Principal Software Engineer in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 30.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Belfast, Northern Ireland: Belfast (13.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Bristol, England: Bristol (19.1% less) and Southampton, England: Hampshire (7.4% less).

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