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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 58 23 30
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 67 148 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.71% 9.34% 8.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.92% 9.95% 9.00%
Number of salaries quoted 62 137 134
Average salary £41,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,550 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
1708 1488 1866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.57% 93.88% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1327 1305 1644
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 2 September 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 98 (64.90%) C#
2 94 (62.25%) .NET
3 76 (50.33%) SQL
4 72 (47.68%) HTML
5 67 (44.37%) JavaScript
6 66 (43.71%) Computer Science
7 59 (39.07%) C++
8 52 (34.44%) SQL Server
8 52 (34.44%) ASP.NET
8 52 (34.44%) Software Engineering
9 47 (31.13%) CSS
9 47 (31.13%) Java
10 46 (30.46%) Degree
11 33 (21.85%) Oracle
12 32 (21.19%) Finance
13 29 (19.21%) Python
14 28 (18.54%) Linux
14 28 (18.54%) Mathematics
15 26 (17.22%) Microsoft
16 24 (15.89%) XML
17 22 (14.57%) Web Services
17 22 (14.57%) jQuery
17 22 (14.57%) WCF
17 22 (14.57%) HTML5
18 21 (13.91%) Windows
18 21 (13.91%) XSLT
19 20 (13.25%) Flash
19 20 (13.25%) PHP
20 19 (12.58%) Physics
20 19 (12.58%) PL/SQL

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 9 (5.96%) Apache
2 6 (3.97%) IIS
3 1 (0.66%) Node.js
3 1 (0.66%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 13 (8.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.31%) SaaS
3 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.66%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.31%) SMS
2 4 (2.65%) LDAP
3 3 (1.99%) HTTP
4 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.66%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (34.44%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.27%) MySQL
3 9 (5.96%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (5.30%) NoSQL
5 7 (4.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.65%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.32%) Text Mining
9 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.66%) Redis
10 1 (0.66%) Big Data
10 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.66%) DB2
10 1 (0.66%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (7.28%) Visual Studio
2 9 (5.96%) NUnit
3 8 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (5.30%) MSTest
4 4 (2.65%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (1.99%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.99%) JUnit
5 3 (1.99%) Xcode
6 2 (1.32%) Maven
6 2 (1.32%) Selenium
6 2 (1.32%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.32%) GoogleTest
7 1 (0.66%) QUnit
7 1 (0.66%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.66%) Grunt
7 1 (0.66%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.66%) GCC
7 1 (0.66%) SCons
7 1 (0.66%) CppUnit
7 1 (0.66%) Subversion
General
1 32 (21.19%) Finance
2 9 (5.96%) Games
3 3 (1.99%) Banking
3 3 (1.99%) Advertising
4 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.66%) Electronics
5 1 (0.66%) Publishing
5 1 (0.66%) Automotive
5 1 (0.66%) Law
5 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (62.25%) .NET
2 72 (47.68%) HTML
3 52 (34.44%) ASP.NET
4 47 (31.13%) CSS
5 24 (15.89%) XML
6 22 (14.57%) Web Services
6 22 (14.57%) WCF
6 22 (14.57%) jQuery
6 22 (14.57%) HTML5
7 21 (13.91%) XSLT
8 20 (13.25%) Flash
9 12 (7.95%) .NET Framework
10 11 (7.28%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (6.62%) LINQ
11 10 (6.62%) Ajax
11 10 (6.62%) WebKit
12 9 (5.96%) AngularJS
13 8 (5.30%) WinForms
13 8 (5.30%) STL
14 7 (4.64%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 66 (43.71%) Computer Science
2 28 (18.54%) Mathematics
3 19 (12.58%) Physics
4 8 (5.30%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.97%) Open Source
6 4 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.99%) Mechatronics
8 2 (1.32%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.32%) iPhone
8 2 (1.32%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.32%) IPTV
8 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.32%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.66%) Social Media
9 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.66%) iDTV
9 1 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.66%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.54%) Linux
2 21 (13.91%) Windows
3 10 (6.62%) Android
4 9 (5.96%) Apple iOS
5 8 (5.30%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.66%) UNIX
6 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (34.44%) Software Engineering
2 18 (11.92%) OO
2 18 (11.92%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (10.60%) OOP
4 12 (7.95%) MVC
5 11 (7.28%) TDD
6 9 (5.96%) Web Application Development
6 9 (5.96%) Software Architecture
7 8 (5.30%) Software Deployment
7 8 (5.30%) Scrum
7 8 (5.30%) Web Development
7 8 (5.30%) Unit Testing
8 7 (4.64%) OOD
9 6 (3.97%) Multithreading
10 5 (3.31%) Mentoring
11 4 (2.65%) Mobile Application Development
11 4 (2.65%) Identity Management
11 4 (2.65%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (2.65%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (2.65%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 98 (64.90%) C#
2 76 (50.33%) SQL
3 67 (44.37%) JavaScript
4 59 (39.07%) C++
5 47 (31.13%) Java
6 29 (19.21%) Python
7 20 (13.25%) PHP
8 19 (12.58%) PL/SQL
9 14 (9.27%) C
10 12 (7.95%) VB
10 12 (7.95%) VB.NET
11 11 (7.28%) Perl
12 9 (5.96%) T-SQL
12 9 (5.96%) Objective-C
13 6 (3.97%) VB6
14 5 (3.31%) Delphi
15 3 (1.99%) C++/CLI
16 2 (1.32%) Ruby
16 2 (1.32%) F#
17 1 (0.66%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 46 (30.46%) Degree
2 2 (1.32%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.66%) PhD
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.66%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.99%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) Varnish
Vendors
1 33 (21.85%) Oracle
2 26 (17.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.31%) SAP
4 3 (1.99%) Cognos
4 3 (1.99%) IBM
4 3 (1.99%) Siemens
5 2 (1.32%) Google
6 1 (0.66%) Sencha
6 1 (0.66%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.66%) MathWorks
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