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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 55 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 69 152 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.77% 9.65% 8.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.99% 10.28% 9.19%
Number of salaries quoted 64 140 136
Average salary £42,000 £36,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.86% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,650 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,700 £46,250
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
1729 1478 1860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.38% 93.84% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1348 1292 1640
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,500
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 29 August 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 99 (65.56%) C#
2 95 (62.91%) .NET
3 76 (50.33%) SQL
4 73 (48.34%) HTML
5 68 (45.03%) JavaScript
6 66 (43.71%) Computer Science
7 59 (39.07%) C++
8 53 (35.10%) SQL Server
8 53 (35.10%) Software Engineering
9 52 (34.44%) ASP.NET
10 47 (31.13%) CSS
10 47 (31.13%) Java
11 45 (29.80%) Degree
12 33 (21.85%) Oracle
13 32 (21.19%) Finance
14 29 (19.21%) Python
14 29 (19.21%) Mathematics
15 28 (18.54%) Linux
16 27 (17.88%) Microsoft
17 24 (15.89%) XML
18 23 (15.23%) jQuery
19 22 (14.57%) WCF
19 22 (14.57%) HTML5
19 22 (14.57%) Web Services
20 21 (13.91%) XSLT
20 21 (13.91%) Windows
21 20 (13.25%) Flash
21 20 (13.25%) PHP
21 20 (13.25%) Physics
22 19 (12.58%) PL/SQL

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 53 (35.10%) 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
4 8 (5.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.65%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.32%) Text Mining
8 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.66%) Redis
9 1 (0.66%) Big Data
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.66%) DB2
9 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 95 (62.91%) .NET
2 73 (48.34%) HTML
3 52 (34.44%) ASP.NET
4 47 (31.13%) CSS
5 24 (15.89%) XML
6 23 (15.23%) jQuery
7 22 (14.57%) WCF
7 22 (14.57%) Web Services
7 22 (14.57%) HTML5
8 21 (13.91%) XSLT
9 20 (13.25%) Flash
10 12 (7.95%) .NET Framework
11 11 (7.28%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (6.62%) LINQ
12 10 (6.62%) Ajax
12 10 (6.62%) WebKit
13 9 (5.96%) AngularJS
14 8 (5.30%) WinForms
14 8 (5.30%) STL
15 7 (4.64%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 66 (43.71%) Computer Science
2 29 (19.21%) Mathematics
3 20 (13.25%) Physics
4 7 (4.64%) 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 9 (5.96%) Android
4 8 (5.30%) Mac OS
4 8 (5.30%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.66%) UNIX
5 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (35.10%) Software Engineering
2 18 (11.92%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (11.26%) OO
4 16 (10.60%) OOP
5 12 (7.95%) MVC
6 11 (7.28%) TDD
7 9 (5.96%) Web Application Development
7 9 (5.96%) Software Architecture
8 8 (5.30%) Software Deployment
8 8 (5.30%) Scrum
8 8 (5.30%) Web Development
8 8 (5.30%) Unit Testing
9 7 (4.64%) OOD
10 6 (3.97%) Multithreading
11 4 (2.65%) Identity Management
11 4 (2.65%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (2.65%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (2.65%) CRM
11 4 (2.65%) Information Security
11 4 (2.65%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 99 (65.56%) C#
2 76 (50.33%) SQL
3 68 (45.03%) 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 13 (8.61%) C
9 13 (8.61%) VB.NET
10 12 (7.95%) VB
11 11 (7.28%) Perl
12 9 (5.96%) T-SQL
13 8 (5.30%) Objective-C
14 6 (3.97%) VB6
15 5 (3.31%) Delphi
16 3 (1.99%) C++/CLI
17 2 (1.32%) F#
17 2 (1.32%) Ruby
18 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (29.80%) 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 27 (17.88%) 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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