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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 23 37 36
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 121 104 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.28% 6.07% 6.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.53% 6.35% 6.24%
Number of salaries quoted 105 76 115
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +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
1418 1637 1908
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 97.06% 95.62% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1174 1441 1656
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 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 March 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 112 (51.14%) Degree
2 107 (48.86%) Software Engineering
3 87 (39.73%) C++
4 85 (38.81%) SQL
5 83 (37.90%) Agile Software Development
6 80 (36.53%) Computer Science
7 77 (35.16%) C#
8 73 (33.33%) HTML
9 68 (31.05%) Java
10 67 (30.59%) C
11 61 (27.85%) JavaScript
12 59 (26.94%) CSS
12 59 (26.94%) Python
13 56 (25.57%) Linux
14 52 (23.74%) .NET
15 48 (21.92%) OO
16 39 (17.81%) Windows
16 39 (17.81%) XML
17 38 (17.35%) Visual Studio
18 37 (16.89%) SQL Server
19 36 (16.44%) Scrum
20 35 (15.98%) QA
21 34 (15.53%) ASP.NET
22 32 (14.61%) Oracle
22 32 (14.61%) Perl
22 32 (14.61%) Microsoft
22 32 (14.61%) Mathematics
23 30 (13.70%) Finance
24 25 (11.42%) Test Automation
25 24 (10.96%) TDD

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 7 (3.20%) OpenStack
2 5 (2.28%) Documentum
2 5 (2.28%) Node.js
3 3 (1.37%) Apache
4 2 (0.91%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.48%) TCP/IP
2 11 (5.02%) Wireless
3 10 (4.57%) Ethernet
4 7 (3.20%) Internet
4 7 (3.20%) ICMP
5 6 (2.74%) Bluetooth
5 6 (2.74%) ZigBee
6 4 (1.83%) HTTP
6 4 (1.83%) SSH
7 3 (1.37%) SNMP
7 3 (1.37%) 3GPP
7 3 (1.37%) AMQP
8 2 (0.91%) SMTP
8 2 (0.91%) SSL
8 2 (0.91%) IPv6
8 2 (0.91%) IPsec
9 1 (0.46%) IGMP
9 1 (0.46%) RTSP
9 1 (0.46%) SMPP
9 1 (0.46%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (16.89%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.68%) MySQL
3 13 (5.94%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.20%) NoSQL
4 7 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.74%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.74%) Big Data
6 5 (2.28%) MariaDB
6 5 (2.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.28%) Neo4j
6 5 (2.28%) CouchDB
7 4 (1.83%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.46%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 38 (17.35%) Visual Studio
2 19 (8.68%) NUnit
3 17 (7.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (5.48%) Git (software)
5 10 (4.57%) Eclipse
6 9 (4.11%) Maven
7 7 (3.20%) JIRA
7 7 (3.20%) Bugzilla
8 6 (2.74%) Rhino Mocks
8 6 (2.74%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.28%) Ant
10 4 (1.83%) Subversion
11 3 (1.37%) Xcode
11 3 (1.37%) MSTest
12 1 (0.46%) WiX
12 1 (0.46%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.46%) GoogleTest
12 1 (0.46%) WebObjects
12 1 (0.46%) Selenium
12 1 (0.46%) FogBugz
General
1 30 (13.70%) Finance
2 19 (8.68%) Electronics
3 6 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.74%) Games
4 5 (2.28%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.28%) Marketing
5 4 (1.83%) Publishing
6 2 (0.91%) Automotive
6 2 (0.91%) Billing
7 1 (0.46%) Back Office
7 1 (0.46%) Law
7 1 (0.46%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (33.33%) HTML
2 59 (26.94%) CSS
3 52 (23.74%) .NET
4 39 (17.81%) XML
5 34 (15.53%) ASP.NET
6 20 (9.13%) HTML5
7 19 (8.68%) jQuery
8 14 (6.39%) JSP
9 13 (5.94%) Web Services
9 13 (5.94%) WPF
10 12 (5.48%) Spring
10 12 (5.48%) J2EE
11 11 (5.02%) SOAP
11 11 (5.02%) WCF
11 11 (5.02%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (4.57%) REST
12 10 (4.57%) .NET Framework
13 9 (4.11%) LAMP
13 9 (4.11%) LINQ
13 9 (4.11%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 80 (36.53%) Computer Science
2 32 (14.61%) Mathematics
3 19 (8.68%) Algorithms
4 18 (8.22%) Open Source
5 15 (6.85%) Statistics
6 12 (5.48%) LIMS
7 11 (5.02%) Physics
7 11 (5.02%) User Experience
8 10 (4.57%) Informatics
9 8 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (3.20%) Internet of Things
10 7 (3.20%) Management Information System
11 5 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (2.28%) Artificial Intelligence
12 4 (1.83%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.83%) Life Science
13 3 (1.37%) Visualisation
13 3 (1.37%) Device Driver
14 2 (0.91%) Handset
14 2 (0.91%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 56 (25.57%) Linux
2 39 (17.81%) Windows
3 12 (5.48%) UNIX
4 7 (3.20%) Android
5 5 (2.28%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.91%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.46%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (48.86%) Software Engineering
2 83 (37.90%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (21.92%) OO
4 36 (16.44%) Scrum
5 25 (11.42%) Test Automation
6 24 (10.96%) TDD
7 21 (9.59%) Unit Testing
8 19 (8.68%) Web Development
8 19 (8.68%) OOD
9 17 (7.76%) MVC
9 17 (7.76%) Financial Modelling
10 16 (7.31%) User Stories
11 12 (5.48%) Multithreading
12 11 (5.02%) Software Architecture
12 11 (5.02%) Risk Management
12 11 (5.02%) Data Analysis
13 10 (4.57%) Bioinformatics
14 9 (4.11%) Analytics
14 9 (4.11%) Web Application Development
15 6 (2.74%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (39.73%) C++
2 85 (38.81%) SQL
3 77 (35.16%) C#
4 68 (31.05%) Java
5 67 (30.59%) C
6 61 (27.85%) JavaScript
7 59 (26.94%) Python
8 32 (14.61%) Perl
9 16 (7.31%) Ruby
10 15 (6.85%) PHP
11 11 (5.02%) MATLAB
12 10 (4.57%) T-SQL
13 8 (3.65%) Embedded C
14 7 (3.20%) Embedded C++
15 5 (2.28%) XQuery
15 5 (2.28%) VB
15 5 (2.28%) PL/SQL
15 5 (2.28%) Haskell
15 5 (2.28%) R
15 5 (2.28%) Golang
Qualifications
1 112 (51.14%) Degree
2 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (15.98%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) JTAG
2 1 (0.46%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 8 (3.65%) Firmware
2 5 (2.28%) Xen
2 5 (2.28%) KVM
2 5 (2.28%) Docker
2 5 (2.28%) LXC
2 5 (2.28%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.28%) Mesos
Vendors
1 32 (14.61%) Oracle
1 32 (14.61%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.39%) TOWER Software
3 7 (3.20%) Perforce
4 5 (2.28%) Pegasus
5 4 (1.83%) Google
6 2 (0.91%) IBM
7 1 (0.46%) Apple
7 1 (0.46%) Telerik
7 1 (0.46%) SAP
7 1 (0.46%) Progress
7 1 (0.46%) Symbian
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