The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 48 30 32
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 73 114 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.86% 7.05% 7.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.01% 7.28% 7.18%
Number of salaries quoted 62 94 73
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Developer
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
1457 1565 1378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.94% 96.78% 98.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1125 1249 1185
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 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Cambridge

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Software Developer 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 81 (57.45%) SQL
2 74 (52.48%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (50.35%) C#
4 63 (44.68%) Software Engineering
5 62 (43.97%) .NET
6 60 (42.55%) HTML
6 60 (42.55%) Degree
7 56 (39.72%) JavaScript
8 48 (34.04%) CSS
9 44 (31.21%) Computer Science
10 41 (29.08%) jQuery
11 40 (28.37%) Java
11 40 (28.37%) C++
12 36 (25.53%) MVC
12 36 (25.53%) QA
12 36 (25.53%) .NET Framework
13 34 (24.11%) SDLC
14 33 (23.40%) XML
15 32 (22.70%) LINQ
16 31 (21.99%) Linux
17 30 (21.28%) WCF
18 29 (20.57%) REST
18 29 (20.57%) Front End Development
19 28 (19.86%) ASP.NET Web API
19 28 (19.86%) Mathematics
20 27 (19.15%) Automated Testing
20 27 (19.15%) ASP.NET
21 26 (18.44%) Python
21 26 (18.44%) JIRA
21 26 (18.44%) Selenium

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Software Developer 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.84%) Facebook Platform
1 4 (2.84%) IIS
2 3 (2.13%) Node.js
3 2 (1.42%) Apache
3 2 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.42%) JBoss
3 2 (1.42%) NServiceBus
3 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.71%) CMS
4 1 (0.71%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.67%) HTTP
2 4 (2.84%) Internet
3 3 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.42%) NFC
4 2 (1.42%) SMPP
4 2 (1.42%) Wireless
5 1 (0.71%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.71%) ISDN
5 1 (0.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.73%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.38%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.67%) Big Data
4 5 (3.55%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.55%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.84%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.13%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.42%) Neo4j
7 2 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.71%) MySQL
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (18.44%) JIRA
1 26 (18.44%) Selenium
2 13 (9.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (7.09%) Git (software)
4 8 (5.67%) Jenkins
4 8 (5.67%) Maven
4 8 (5.67%) NUnit
4 8 (5.67%) Visual Studio
5 6 (4.26%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.13%) PhantomJS
7 2 (1.42%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.42%) JUnit
7 2 (1.42%) Mockito
7 2 (1.42%) MSBuild
7 2 (1.42%) MSTest
8 1 (0.71%) CasperJS
8 1 (0.71%) Subversion
8 1 (0.71%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (0.71%) Xcode
General
1 21 (14.89%) Finance
2 6 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.84%) Games
4 2 (1.42%) Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Electronics
5 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (43.97%) .NET
2 60 (42.55%) HTML
3 48 (34.04%) CSS
4 41 (29.08%) jQuery
5 36 (25.53%) .NET Framework
6 33 (23.40%) XML
7 32 (22.70%) LINQ
8 30 (21.28%) WCF
9 29 (20.57%) REST
10 28 (19.86%) ASP.NET Web API
11 27 (19.15%) ASP.NET
12 26 (18.44%) Entity Framework
13 25 (17.73%) HTML5
14 24 (17.02%) XSLT
15 23 (16.31%) Ajax
15 23 (16.31%) JSON
16 22 (15.60%) Razor View Engine
16 22 (15.60%) Web Services
17 13 (9.22%) CSS3
18 12 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 44 (31.21%) Computer Science
2 28 (19.86%) Mathematics
3 17 (12.06%) Algorithms
4 8 (5.67%) Cryptography
4 8 (5.67%) Mobile App
5 6 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.26%) Physics
5 6 (4.26%) Statistics
6 4 (2.84%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (2.84%) iPad
7 3 (2.13%) Fintech
7 3 (2.13%) Life Science
7 3 (2.13%) User Experience
8 2 (1.42%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (1.42%) 3D Printing
8 2 (1.42%) Clustering
8 2 (1.42%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.42%) Social Media
8 2 (1.42%) Social Network
8 2 (1.42%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 31 (21.99%) Linux
2 13 (9.22%) Windows
3 5 (3.55%) Android
3 5 (3.55%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.13%) Unix
5 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (52.48%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (44.68%) Software Engineering
3 36 (25.53%) MVC
4 34 (24.11%) SDLC
5 29 (20.57%) Front End Development
6 27 (19.15%) Automated Testing
7 23 (16.31%) OO
8 22 (15.60%) Unit Testing
9 18 (12.77%) Scrum
10 17 (12.06%) TDD
11 15 (10.64%) Kanban
12 14 (9.93%) Test Automation
13 12 (8.51%) Analytics
13 12 (8.51%) User Stories
14 11 (7.80%) Web Design
15 10 (7.09%) Code Coverage
16 9 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
16 9 (6.38%) Secure Coding
17 8 (5.67%) High Availability
17 8 (5.67%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 81 (57.45%) SQL
2 71 (50.35%) C#
3 56 (39.72%) JavaScript
4 40 (28.37%) C++
4 40 (28.37%) Java
5 26 (18.44%) Python
6 24 (17.02%) VB.NET
7 20 (14.18%) C
8 12 (8.51%) Perl
9 11 (7.80%) T-SQL
10 7 (4.96%) PHP
11 6 (4.26%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.42%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.42%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.42%) VB
12 2 (1.42%) XAML
13 1 (0.71%) Delphi
13 1 (0.71%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 60 (42.55%) Degree
2 2 (1.42%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (25.53%) QA
2 2 (1.42%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.71%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.71%) Firmware
1 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (9.93%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.09%) Oracle
3 9 (6.38%) Perforce
4 6 (4.26%) TOWER Software
5 5 (3.55%) Facebook
6 4 (2.84%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.42%) Coverity
7 2 (1.42%) WorldPay
8 1 (0.71%) Twitter
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