How much does a Principal Software Engineer make?

Updated 17 Sep 2021
£67,375 /yr
Average Base Pay

789 salaries

£47K

Low

£67K

Average

£96K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Principal Software Engineer is £67,375 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see Principal Software Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 789 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Software Engineer employees.

Seniority Levels

L5
Principal Software Engineer£67,375 /yr
L6
Phd Software Engineer£48,357 /yr
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BBC
3.9

BBC

Principal Software Engineer

£59,470

 /yr
Range: £49K - £74K
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£49K

£74K

£48,878 - £73,888 Range

Liberty IT
4.1

Liberty IT

Principal Software Engineer

£50,329

 /yr
Range: £46K - £54K

£46K

£54K

£45,621 - £54,109 Range

Arm
4.1

Arm

Principal Software Engineer

£77,895

 /yr
Range: £67K - £103K

£67K

£103K

£67,332 - £102,673 Range

Oracle
3.7

Oracle

Principal Software Engineer

£68,348

 /yr
Range: £56K - £84K

£56K

£84K

£55,644 - £84,155 Range

Broadcom
3.4

Broadcom

Principal Software Engineer

£66,323

 /yr
Range: £52K - £75K

£52K

£75K

£52,300 - £75,343 Range

FanDuel
4.1

FanDuel

Principal Software Engineer

£63,597

 /yr
Range: £52K - £102K

£52K

£102K

£51,664 - £102,465 Range

Sky
4

Sky

Principal Software Engineer

£90,466

 /yr
Range: £58K - £115K

£58K

£115K

£58,485 - £114,902 Range

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Nokia
4.1

Nokia

Principal Software Engineer

£69,028

 /yr
Range: £43K - £86K

£43K

£86K

£43,362 - £85,908 Range

Civica
4.7

Civica

Principal Software Engineer

£56,470

 /yr
Range: £44K - £61K

£44K

£61K

£43,690 - £60,930 Range

Elsevier
3.9

Elsevier

Principal Software Engineer

£84,517

 /yr
Range: £62K - £100K

£62K

£100K

£62,064 - £100,000 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Principal Software Engineer

£115,414

 /yr
Range: £102K - £143K

£102K

£143K

£101,828 - £143,000 Range

Skyscanner
3.7

Skyscanner

Principal Software Engineer

£99,662

 /yr
Range: £72K - £112K

£72K

£112K

£71,687 - £111,705 Range

Cambridge Consultants
4

Cambridge Consultants

Principal Software Engineer

£60,000

 /yr
Range: £52K - £68K

£52K

£68K

£51,534 - £68,276 Range

Leonardo
3.6

Leonardo

Principal Software Engineer

£45,943

 /yr
Range: £41K - £52K

£41K

£52K

£41,000 - £52,315 Range

Red Hat
4.4

Red Hat

Principal Software Engineer

£73,830

 /yr
Range: £52K - £112K

£52K

£112K

£51,622 - £111,506 Range

ASOS
3.5

ASOS

Principal Software Engineer

£91,488

 /yr
Range: £86K - £109K

£86K

£109K

£86,259 - £109,063 Range

CBSbutler
3.9

CBSbutler

Principal Software Engineer

£48,813

 /yr
Range: £48K - £101K

£48K

£101K

£48,123 - £101,059 Range

MBDA
4.2

MBDA

Principal Software Engineer

£46,455

 /yr
Range: £43K - £52K

£43K

£52K

£43,101 - £52,000 Range

Carrington West
5

Carrington West

Principal Software Engineer

£59,674

 /yr
Range: £59K - £142K

£59K

£142K

£58,874 - £141,912 Range

Advanced
3.4

Advanced

Principal Software Engineer

£51,178

 /yr
Range: £36K - £57K

£36K

£57K

£35,564 - £57,315 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Principal Software Engineer salaries

The national average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is £67,375 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see a Principal Software Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 789 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Principal Software Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Principal Software Engineer in United Kingdom is £95,833 per year.

The lowest salary for a Principal Software Engineer in United Kingdom is £47,368 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent principal software engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

£60,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Southampton Area area reported making £60,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Southampton Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
£90,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the London Area area reported making £90,000 per year
Additional Pay
£18k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
£118,730
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the London Area area reported making £118,730 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
£67,108
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Belfast Area area reported making £67,108 per year
Additional Pay
£8k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Belfast Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
£47,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Edinburgh Area area reported making £47,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Edinburgh Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£50,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Reading Area area reported making £50,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Reading Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
£100,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the London Area area reported making £100,000 per year
Additional Pay
£10k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
£41,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Chelmsford Area area reported making £41,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Chelmsford Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£120,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the London Area area reported making £120,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
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