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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 83 97 98
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 31 13 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.76% 0.89% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 0.92% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 28 9 24
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £28,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,500 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
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
1674 1406 1790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.11% 96.57% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1345 1127 1499
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 19 December 2014.

Programmer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 29 (42.03%) Software Engineering
2 28 (40.58%) .NET
3 27 (39.13%) C#
4 26 (37.68%) Java
5 25 (36.23%) C++
6 24 (34.78%) Python
7 21 (30.43%) Degree
8 19 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (24.64%) ASP.NET
10 16 (23.19%) HTML
11 15 (21.74%) Git (software)
11 15 (21.74%) JavaScript
12 14 (20.29%) Finance
13 13 (18.84%) Android
13 13 (18.84%) Jenkins
13 13 (18.84%) 3D Graphics
13 13 (18.84%) Eclipse
13 13 (18.84%) SQL
13 13 (18.84%) WCF
14 12 (17.39%) Windows
14 12 (17.39%) MVC
15 11 (15.94%) 3ds Max
15 11 (15.94%) 3D Modelling
15 11 (15.94%) GLSL
15 11 (15.94%) WPF
15 11 (15.94%) CSS
16 10 (14.49%) ASP.NET MVC
16 10 (14.49%) Smartphone
16 10 (14.49%) MAXScript
17 9 (13.04%) Linux

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 8 (11.59%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.90%) Node.js
3 1 (1.45%) WordPress
3 1 (1.45%) JBoss
3 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (15.94%) 3ds Max
2 1 (1.45%) Blender
2 1 (1.45%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.45%) Maya
Business Applications
1 8 (11.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.59%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.35%) ICMP
2 2 (2.90%) Wireless
2 2 (2.90%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.45%) HTTP
3 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.35%) DB2
4 1 (1.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (21.74%) Git (software)
2 13 (18.84%) Eclipse
2 13 (18.84%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.80%) Subversion
4 3 (4.35%) Maven
4 3 (4.35%) JIRA
4 3 (4.35%) Ant
5 2 (2.90%) Hudson
6 1 (1.45%) GoogleTest
6 1 (1.45%) Mercurial
General
1 14 (20.29%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Retail
3 3 (4.35%) Electronics
4 2 (2.90%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.90%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Publishing
5 1 (1.45%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (40.58%) .NET
2 17 (24.64%) ASP.NET
3 16 (23.19%) HTML
4 13 (18.84%) WCF
5 11 (15.94%) WPF
5 11 (15.94%) CSS
6 10 (14.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (11.59%) LINQ to SQL
7 8 (11.59%) LINQ
8 7 (10.14%) jQuery
9 6 (8.70%) XML
9 6 (8.70%) Ajax
10 5 (7.25%) HTML5
10 5 (7.25%) CSS3
11 3 (4.35%) Spring
11 3 (4.35%) OpenGL
11 3 (4.35%) AngularJS
12 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 2 (2.90%) Android SDK
12 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) 3D Graphics
2 10 (14.49%) Smartphone
3 8 (11.59%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.90%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.45%) RIA
5 1 (1.45%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.45%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.84%) Android
2 12 (17.39%) Windows
3 9 (13.04%) Linux
4 2 (2.90%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.03%) Software Engineering
2 19 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (17.39%) MVC
4 11 (15.94%) 3D Modelling
5 9 (13.04%) OO
6 8 (11.59%) CRM
6 8 (11.59%) TDD
7 7 (10.14%) Scrum
8 6 (8.70%) Test Automation
8 6 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (5.80%) BDD
9 4 (5.80%) Multithreading
9 4 (5.80%) Algorithmic Trading
9 4 (5.80%) Unit Testing
9 4 (5.80%) Web Design
9 4 (5.80%) Pair Programming
10 3 (4.35%) Web Development
10 3 (4.35%) Regression Testing
10 3 (4.35%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.13%) C#
2 26 (37.68%) Java
3 25 (36.23%) C++
4 24 (34.78%) Python
5 15 (21.74%) JavaScript
6 13 (18.84%) SQL
7 11 (15.94%) GLSL
8 10 (14.49%) MAXScript
9 5 (7.25%) C
9 5 (7.25%) Perl
10 3 (4.35%) PHP
11 2 (2.90%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.90%) XAML
12 1 (1.45%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (30.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.35%) Perforce
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (1.45%) Google
3 1 (1.45%) Zend
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