The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 80 72 80
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 38 43 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.08% 2.67% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 2.87% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 26 37 42
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Senior Software Engineer
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
1722 1498 1862
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.20% 93.16% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1340 1309 1624
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Senior Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Senior Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Senior Software Engineer Salary Trend in Cambridge

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Senior Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Senior Software Engineer 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 Senior Software Engineer in their job title.

1 55 (93.22%) Software Engineering
2 32 (54.24%) C
2 32 (54.24%) C++
3 27 (45.76%) C#
4 22 (37.29%) Python
4 22 (37.29%) Degree
5 21 (35.59%) Windows
6 18 (30.51%) Linux
6 18 (30.51%) Internet
7 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (28.81%) .NET
7 17 (28.81%) UNIX
8 15 (25.42%) Firmware
9 14 (23.73%) Mathematics
9 14 (23.73%) Computer Science
10 13 (22.03%) Information Security
11 12 (20.34%) Electronics
11 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
11 12 (20.34%) Multithreading
12 11 (18.64%) HTML
13 10 (16.95%) Java
13 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
13 10 (16.95%) ISO 9000
13 10 (16.95%) TDD
13 10 (16.95%) Cryptography
13 10 (16.95%) PKI
13 10 (16.95%) Embedded Linux
13 10 (16.95%) Embedded Systems
14 9 (15.25%) jQuery
14 9 (15.25%) CSS

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Senior Software Engineer 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 Senior Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.78%) OpenStack
1 4 (6.78%) CloudStack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (30.51%) Internet
2 6 (10.17%) IGMP
2 6 (10.17%) HTTP
2 6 (10.17%) RTSP
3 4 (6.78%) Ethernet
3 4 (6.78%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 3 (5.08%) Wireless
5 1 (1.69%) GPRS
5 1 (1.69%) GSM
5 1 (1.69%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Hudson
2 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.69%) Bugzilla
2 1 (1.69%) JIRA
General
1 12 (20.34%) Electronics
2 6 (10.17%) Military
3 3 (5.08%) Marketing
3 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.39%) Finance
5 1 (1.69%) Automotive
5 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (28.81%) .NET
2 11 (18.64%) HTML
3 9 (15.25%) jQuery
3 9 (15.25%) CSS
4 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.08%) XML
5 3 (5.08%) Flash
5 3 (5.08%) HTML5
5 3 (5.08%) CSS3
6 2 (3.39%) Apache Flex
7 1 (1.69%) WCF
7 1 (1.69%) LINQ
7 1 (1.69%) STL
7 1 (1.69%) .NET Remoting
7 1 (1.69%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) Firmware
2 14 (23.73%) Mathematics
2 14 (23.73%) Computer Science
3 10 (16.95%) Embedded Systems
3 10 (16.95%) Cryptography
3 10 (16.95%) PKI
4 7 (11.86%) Device Driver
5 6 (10.17%) Streaming Video
5 6 (10.17%) MPEG
5 6 (10.17%) Management Information System
6 5 (8.47%) DTV
7 3 (5.08%) STB
7 3 (5.08%) IPTV
7 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.69%) CAN bus
8 1 (1.69%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.59%) Windows
2 18 (30.51%) Linux
3 17 (28.81%) UNIX
4 10 (16.95%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (5.08%) Android
5 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (93.22%) Software Engineering
2 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.03%) Information Security
4 12 (20.34%) Multithreading
5 10 (16.95%) TDD
6 7 (11.86%) OO
7 6 (10.17%) E-Commerce
7 6 (10.17%) OOP
8 4 (6.78%) Scrum
8 4 (6.78%) Product Management
8 4 (6.78%) Requirements Engineering
9 3 (5.08%) Software Architecture
9 3 (5.08%) Data Protection
9 3 (5.08%) Configuration Management
10 2 (3.39%) UML
10 2 (3.39%) Integration Testing
10 2 (3.39%) Test Automation
10 2 (3.39%) Test Strategy
10 2 (3.39%) Embedded Software Development
10 2 (3.39%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 32 (54.24%) C
1 32 (54.24%) C++
2 27 (45.76%) C#
3 22 (37.29%) Python
4 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
5 10 (16.95%) Java
6 7 (11.86%) Embedded C
6 7 (11.86%) Perl
7 6 (10.17%) Assembly Language
8 3 (5.08%) Ruby
8 3 (5.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (37.29%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) HND
3 1 (1.69%) ISEB
3 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.95%) ISO 9000
2 6 (10.17%) QA
2 6 (10.17%) JTAG
Vendors
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.69%) Perforce
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