The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 53 95 95
Rank change year-on-year
+42 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 67 32 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.49% 1.77% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.62% 1.87% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 65 31 37
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
- +11.88%
Programmer
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1450 1715 1883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 97.12% 95.01% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1220 1491 1649
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Programmer in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Programmer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Programmer across the Cambridge region.

Programmer Salary Trend in Cambridge

Programmer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Programmer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Programmer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Programmer in their job title.

1 58 (49.57%) Degree
2 54 (46.15%) Software Engineering
3 52 (44.44%) C#
4 48 (41.03%) .NET
5 44 (37.61%) HTML
6 43 (36.75%) C++
7 42 (35.90%) Python
8 40 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (33.33%) ASP.NET
10 32 (27.35%) SQL Server
11 31 (26.50%) JavaScript
12 29 (24.79%) Computer Science
13 26 (22.22%) SQL
13 26 (22.22%) CSS
13 26 (22.22%) Windows
14 25 (21.37%) C
14 25 (21.37%) MVC
15 23 (19.66%) Scrum
16 21 (17.95%) Java
16 21 (17.95%) Linux
16 21 (17.95%) HTML5
17 19 (16.24%) WCF
18 18 (15.38%) QA
18 18 (15.38%) Test Automation
18 18 (15.38%) OO
19 17 (14.53%) XML
19 17 (14.53%) ASP.NET MVC
20 16 (13.68%) Finance
21 14 (11.97%) Electronics
21 14 (11.97%) SQL Server 2008

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.56%) Node.js
2 2 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.85%) SAS
3 1 (0.85%) Commerce Server
3 1 (0.85%) CMS
3 1 (0.85%) Drupal
3 1 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.56%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.85%) Blender
2 1 (0.85%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.40%) TCP/IP
2 9 (7.69%) ICMP
3 5 (4.27%) Ethernet
4 4 (3.42%) HTTP
5 3 (2.56%) SMS
6 2 (1.71%) Wireless
6 2 (1.71%) SSL
7 1 (0.85%) Intranet
7 1 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (27.35%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (8.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (8.55%) JIRA
2 9 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 6 (5.13%) NUnit
3 6 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.13%) Android Studio
4 4 (3.42%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.42%) MSTest
4 4 (3.42%) Xcode
5 3 (2.56%) Subversion
5 3 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.56%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.85%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.85%) SCons
6 1 (0.85%) GoogleTest
6 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.85%) CruiseControl
General
1 16 (13.68%) Finance
2 14 (11.97%) Electronics
3 4 (3.42%) Banking
4 2 (1.71%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.85%) Games
5 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (41.03%) .NET
2 44 (37.61%) HTML
3 39 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 26 (22.22%) CSS
5 21 (17.95%) HTML5
6 19 (16.24%) WCF
7 17 (14.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (14.53%) XML
8 14 (11.97%) CSS3
9 12 (10.26%) AngularJS
9 12 (10.26%) jQuery
10 11 (9.40%) KnockoutJS
11 10 (8.55%) REST
11 10 (8.55%) WPF
12 8 (6.84%) LINQ
13 6 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 5 (4.27%) Web Services
15 4 (3.42%) XSD
15 4 (3.42%) XSLT
15 4 (3.42%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 29 (24.79%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.98%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.13%) Mathematics
4 5 (4.27%) Mobile Payment
4 5 (4.27%) User Experience
5 4 (3.42%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.56%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (2.56%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.56%) Statistics
6 3 (2.56%) CUDA
7 2 (1.71%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.71%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.71%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.85%) Handset
8 1 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.85%) Life Science
8 1 (0.85%) RIA
8 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.22%) Windows
2 21 (17.95%) Linux
3 12 (10.26%) Android
4 7 (5.98%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.56%) UNIX
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (46.15%) Software Engineering
2 40 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (21.37%) MVC
4 23 (19.66%) Scrum
5 18 (15.38%) OO
5 18 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 13 (11.11%) TDD
6 13 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
7 11 (9.40%) Unit Testing
8 10 (8.55%) Web Design
8 10 (8.55%) Mentoring
8 10 (8.55%) Mobile Development
9 8 (6.84%) Regression Testing
10 6 (5.13%) Dependency Injection
10 6 (5.13%) Algorithmic Trading
10 6 (5.13%) Android Development
11 5 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (4.27%) Multithreading
11 5 (4.27%) Validation
11 5 (4.27%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 52 (44.44%) C#
2 43 (36.75%) C++
3 42 (35.90%) Python
4 31 (26.50%) JavaScript
5 26 (22.22%) SQL
6 25 (21.37%) C
7 21 (17.95%) Java
8 10 (8.55%) Perl
9 8 (6.84%) MATLAB
9 8 (6.84%) XAML
10 7 (5.98%) PHP
11 3 (2.56%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.56%) VB
11 3 (2.56%) Objective-C
11 3 (2.56%) GLSL
11 3 (2.56%) CoffeeScript
11 3 (2.56%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.71%) F#
12 2 (1.71%) MAXScript
12 2 (1.71%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 58 (49.57%) Degree
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (8.55%) Perforce
2 6 (5.13%) Oracle
2 6 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.42%) Google
4 3 (2.56%) Sencha
4 3 (2.56%) Facebook
5 1 (0.85%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.85%) Symbian
5 1 (0.85%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.85%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.85%) Coverity
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