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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 25 41 32
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 125 93 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.53% 5.19% 7.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.82% 5.46% 7.72%
Number of salaries quoted 115 78 140
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,750 £45,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
1417 1703 1892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.72% 94.98% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1190 1464 1658
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 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 May 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

1 120 (48.98%) Degree
2 108 (44.08%) Software Engineering
3 95 (38.78%) C++
4 93 (37.96%) SQL
5 91 (37.14%) C#
6 90 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
7 85 (34.69%) HTML
8 82 (33.47%) Computer Science
9 77 (31.43%) Python
10 73 (29.80%) C
11 72 (29.39%) Linux
12 68 (27.76%) Java
13 66 (26.94%) JavaScript
14 64 (26.12%) CSS
15 61 (24.90%) .NET
16 58 (23.67%) OO
17 44 (17.96%) Windows
17 44 (17.96%) SQL Server
17 44 (17.96%) XML
18 43 (17.55%) QA
19 40 (16.33%) ASP.NET
19 40 (16.33%) Scrum
20 39 (15.92%) Visual Studio
21 38 (15.51%) Microsoft
21 38 (15.51%) Mathematics
22 36 (14.69%) Finance
23 35 (14.29%) Perl
24 32 (13.06%) Oracle
25 31 (12.65%) Test Automation
26 27 (11.02%) TDD

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 5 (2.04%) OpenStack
1 5 (2.04%) Documentum
2 4 (1.63%) Node.js
3 3 (1.22%) Apache
4 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.41%) GlassFish
Applications
1 8 (3.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.27%) SaaS
2 7 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.76%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.67%) ICMP
2 9 (3.67%) Ethernet
2 9 (3.67%) Internet
3 8 (3.27%) HTTP
3 8 (3.27%) Wireless
4 4 (1.63%) ZigBee
4 4 (1.63%) Bluetooth
5 3 (1.22%) SSL
5 3 (1.22%) SSH
6 1 (0.41%) MQTT
6 1 (0.41%) Intranet
6 1 (0.41%) SNMP
6 1 (0.41%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.41%) IGMP
6 1 (0.41%) RTSP
6 1 (0.41%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (17.96%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.94%) MySQL
3 15 (6.12%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (3.67%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.27%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.04%) Big Data
7 5 (2.04%) MariaDB
7 5 (2.04%) Neo4j
7 5 (2.04%) CouchDB
7 5 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.63%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.22%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 39 (15.92%) Visual Studio
2 23 (9.39%) NUnit
3 19 (7.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (5.71%) Git (software)
5 10 (4.08%) JIRA
6 9 (3.67%) Eclipse
6 9 (3.67%) Maven
7 7 (2.86%) Jenkins
7 7 (2.86%) Bugzilla
8 6 (2.45%) Rhino Mocks
9 5 (2.04%) Ant
10 4 (1.63%) Subversion
10 4 (1.63%) Xcode
11 3 (1.22%) MSTest
12 2 (0.82%) Selenium
13 1 (0.41%) GoogleTest
13 1 (0.41%) Mercurial
13 1 (0.41%) Mockito
13 1 (0.41%) TestNG
General
1 36 (14.69%) Finance
2 20 (8.16%) Electronics
3 11 (4.49%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.45%) Games
4 6 (2.45%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.04%) Marketing
6 4 (1.63%) Publishing
7 3 (1.22%) Law
8 2 (0.82%) Automotive
9 1 (0.41%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (34.69%) HTML
2 64 (26.12%) CSS
3 61 (24.90%) .NET
4 44 (17.96%) XML
5 40 (16.33%) ASP.NET
6 23 (9.39%) HTML5
7 22 (8.98%) jQuery
8 16 (6.53%) WPF
9 15 (6.12%) JSP
10 14 (5.71%) Web Services
10 14 (5.71%) J2EE
11 13 (5.31%) WCF
11 13 (5.31%) Spring
12 11 (4.49%) SOAP
12 11 (4.49%) .NET Framework
12 11 (4.49%) LINQ
13 9 (3.67%) REST
13 9 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (3.27%) CSS3
14 8 (3.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 82 (33.47%) Computer Science
2 38 (15.51%) Mathematics
3 23 (9.39%) Algorithms
4 18 (7.35%) Statistics
5 14 (5.71%) User Experience
6 13 (5.31%) Open Source
7 12 (4.90%) LIMS
8 11 (4.49%) Physics
8 11 (4.49%) Informatics
9 10 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (3.67%) Management Information System
11 7 (2.86%) Internet of Things
12 5 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (2.04%) Data Structures
12 5 (2.04%) Artificial Intelligence
12 5 (2.04%) CUDA
13 4 (1.63%) Visualisation
13 4 (1.63%) Life Science
13 4 (1.63%) Mobile App
14 3 (1.22%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 72 (29.39%) Linux
2 44 (17.96%) Windows
3 15 (6.12%) UNIX
4 13 (5.31%) Android
5 12 (4.90%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.22%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.41%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (44.08%) Software Engineering
2 90 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (23.67%) OO
4 40 (16.33%) Scrum
5 31 (12.65%) Test Automation
6 27 (11.02%) TDD
7 25 (10.20%) Unit Testing
8 23 (9.39%) OOD
9 20 (8.16%) Financial Modelling
9 20 (8.16%) MVC
10 19 (7.76%) User Stories
11 17 (6.94%) Web Development
12 14 (5.71%) Risk Management
13 13 (5.31%) Multithreading
13 13 (5.31%) Software Architecture
14 11 (4.49%) Bioinformatics
14 11 (4.49%) Data Analysis
15 10 (4.08%) CRM
15 10 (4.08%) Analytics
16 7 (2.86%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 95 (38.78%) C++
2 93 (37.96%) SQL
3 91 (37.14%) C#
4 77 (31.43%) Python
5 73 (29.80%) C
6 68 (27.76%) Java
7 66 (26.94%) JavaScript
8 35 (14.29%) Perl
9 15 (6.12%) Ruby
10 13 (5.31%) PHP
11 11 (4.49%) MATLAB
12 10 (4.08%) T-SQL
13 8 (3.27%) Embedded C
14 7 (2.86%) Embedded C++
14 7 (2.86%) VB
15 5 (2.04%) R
15 5 (2.04%) Go
15 5 (2.04%) Objective-C
15 5 (2.04%) XQuery
15 5 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 120 (48.98%) Degree
2 2 (0.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (17.55%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) JTAG
System Software
1 8 (3.27%) Firmware
2 5 (2.04%) Docker
2 5 (2.04%) KVM
2 5 (2.04%) LXC
2 5 (2.04%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 5 (2.04%) Xen
3 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.04%) Mesos
Vendors
1 38 (15.51%) Microsoft
2 32 (13.06%) Oracle
3 17 (6.94%) TOWER Software
4 10 (4.08%) Perforce
5 5 (2.04%) Pegasus
6 4 (1.63%) Google
7 2 (0.82%) IBM
8 1 (0.41%) Tableau
8 1 (0.41%) VMware
8 1 (0.41%) Progress
8 1 (0.41%) SAP
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