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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 50 85 87
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 63 35 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.34% 2.08% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.47% 2.18% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 59 34 27
Average salary £45,000 £42,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +22.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +3.42%
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
1410 1605 1859
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 97.11% 95.54% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1166 1409 1609
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 March 2015.

Programmer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 49 (51.58%) Software Engineering
1 49 (51.58%) Degree
2 39 (41.05%) C#
3 38 (40.00%) .NET
4 37 (38.95%) Python
5 36 (37.89%) C++
6 32 (33.68%) HTML
6 32 (33.68%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (31.58%) ASP.NET
8 23 (24.21%) JavaScript
8 23 (24.21%) Computer Science
9 22 (23.16%) SQL Server
9 22 (23.16%) Windows
10 20 (21.05%) MVC
11 19 (20.00%) C
11 19 (20.00%) SQL
11 19 (20.00%) Java
12 18 (18.95%) CSS
13 17 (17.89%) OO
13 17 (17.89%) WCF
13 17 (17.89%) HTML5
14 16 (16.84%) QA
14 16 (16.84%) Scrum
15 15 (15.79%) Finance
16 14 (14.74%) Linux
16 14 (14.74%) SQL Server 2008
16 14 (14.74%) Test Automation
16 14 (14.74%) ASP.NET MVC
17 13 (13.68%) Responsive Web Design
17 13 (13.68%) XML

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1 (1.05%) SAS
1 1 (1.05%) Commerce Server
1 1 (1.05%) CMS
1 1 (1.05%) Drupal
1 1 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (1.05%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) 3ds Max
2 1 (1.05%) Blender
2 1 (1.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.42%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.37%) ICMP
3 4 (4.21%) Ethernet
4 3 (3.16%) HTTP
4 3 (3.16%) SMS
5 2 (2.11%) Wireless
6 1 (1.05%) SSL
6 1 (1.05%) Intranet
6 1 (1.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.16%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (9.47%) Eclipse
2 8 (8.42%) JIRA
2 8 (8.42%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.32%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.26%) NUnit
5 4 (4.21%) Android Studio
5 4 (4.21%) MSTest
6 3 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.16%) Mercurial
6 3 (3.16%) Subversion
7 2 (2.11%) Xcode
8 1 (1.05%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.05%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.05%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (1.05%) SCons
8 1 (1.05%) GoogleTest
General
1 15 (15.79%) Finance
2 13 (13.68%) Electronics
3 4 (4.21%) Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (40.00%) .NET
2 32 (33.68%) HTML
3 30 (31.58%) ASP.NET
4 18 (18.95%) CSS
5 17 (17.89%) WCF
5 17 (17.89%) HTML5
6 14 (14.74%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (13.68%) XML
8 12 (12.63%) CSS3
9 10 (10.53%) AngularJS
10 9 (9.47%) jQuery
11 8 (8.42%) REST
11 8 (8.42%) WPF
12 7 (7.37%) LINQ
12 7 (7.37%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4 (4.21%) RESTful
15 3 (3.16%) Entity Framework
15 3 (3.16%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (24.21%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.26%) 3D Graphics
2 5 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.26%) User Experience
3 4 (4.21%) Mobile Payment
3 4 (4.21%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.16%) Statistics
4 3 (3.16%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.11%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.05%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.05%) Life Science
6 1 (1.05%) RIA
6 1 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 22 (23.16%) Windows
2 14 (14.74%) Linux
3 9 (9.47%) Android
4 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (51.58%) Software Engineering
2 32 (33.68%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (21.05%) MVC
4 17 (17.89%) OO
5 16 (16.84%) Scrum
6 14 (14.74%) Test Automation
7 13 (13.68%) Responsive Web Design
8 10 (10.53%) Web Design
8 10 (10.53%) TDD
9 9 (9.47%) Unit Testing
9 9 (9.47%) Mobile Development
10 8 (8.42%) Regression Testing
11 6 (6.32%) Dependency Injection
11 6 (6.32%) Algorithmic Trading
11 6 (6.32%) Mentoring
12 5 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (5.26%) 3D Modelling
12 5 (5.26%) Validation
12 5 (5.26%) E-Commerce
13 4 (4.21%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 39 (41.05%) C#
2 37 (38.95%) Python
3 36 (37.89%) C++
4 23 (24.21%) JavaScript
5 19 (20.00%) Java
5 19 (20.00%) SQL
5 19 (20.00%) C
6 8 (8.42%) Perl
6 8 (8.42%) MATLAB
6 8 (8.42%) XAML
7 5 (5.26%) GLSL
8 4 (4.21%) MAXScript
8 4 (4.21%) PHP
9 3 (3.16%) VB
9 3 (3.16%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (2.11%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.05%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.05%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (51.58%) Degree
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.84%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (8.42%) Perforce
2 3 (3.16%) Oracle
2 3 (3.16%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.11%) Google
4 1 (1.05%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.05%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.05%) Coverity
4 1 (1.05%) Sencha
4 1 (1.05%) Facebook
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