The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Cambridge region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 18 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 156 117 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.05% 8.50% 10.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.52% 8.83% 10.56%
Number of salaries quoted 115 95 131
Median salary £50,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.27% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Software Engineer
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
1154 1325 1762
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.57% 96.22% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 954 1154 1364
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of job ads across the Cambridge region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Cambridge

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 259 (94.87%) Software Engineering
2 140 (51.28%) C++
3 133 (48.72%) Degree
4 109 (39.93%) Java
5 106 (38.83%) C
6 101 (37.00%) Computer Science
7 97 (35.53%) Linux
8 75 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
9 66 (24.18%) Mathematics
10 55 (20.15%) C#
10 55 (20.15%) SQL
11 46 (16.85%) Python
12 41 (15.02%) Algorithms
13 37 (13.55%) Windows
13 37 (13.55%) Perl
14 36 (13.19%) Multithreading
15 34 (12.45%) OO
16 33 (12.09%) Telecoms
17 30 (10.99%) JavaScript
17 30 (10.99%) HTML
18 29 (10.62%) PhD
18 29 (10.62%) Scrum
18 29 (10.62%) Digital Media
19 27 (9.89%) Web Services
19 27 (9.89%) Machine Learning
20 26 (9.52%) SDLC
21 25 (9.16%) User Experience
22 24 (8.79%) Finance
22 24 (8.79%) Augmented Reality
23 23 (8.42%) .NET

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (2.20%) Apache
3 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.37%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.69%) HTTP
2 9 (3.30%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (2.93%) Ethernet
4 7 (2.56%) DNS
4 7 (2.56%) Wireless
5 3 (1.10%) MQTT
5 3 (1.10%) RTP
5 3 (1.10%) RTSP
5 3 (1.10%) STUN
5 3 (1.10%) ZigBee
6 2 (0.73%) Internet
6 2 (0.73%) LDAP
6 2 (0.73%) SSL
7 1 (0.37%) FlexRay
7 1 (0.37%) GSM
7 1 (0.37%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.49%) Relational Database
2 13 (4.76%) Big Data
2 13 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 11 (4.03%) MySQL
3 11 (4.03%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.20%) HBase
4 6 (2.20%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.73%) DB2
6 2 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.73%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 19 (6.96%) Visual Studio
2 11 (4.03%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.66%) JIRA
4 8 (2.93%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.47%) Selenium
6 3 (1.10%) Hudson
6 3 (1.10%) IntelliJ
6 3 (1.10%) JMeter
6 3 (1.10%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.10%) NUnit
7 2 (0.73%) JUnit
7 2 (0.73%) YouTrack
8 1 (0.37%) CMake
8 1 (0.37%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.37%) MSTest
8 1 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.37%) Subversion
General
1 33 (12.09%) Telecoms
2 24 (8.79%) Finance
3 11 (4.03%) Automotive
4 8 (2.93%) Games
5 4 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.47%) Retail
6 3 (1.10%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.37%) Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.99%) HTML
2 27 (9.89%) Web Services
3 23 (8.42%) .NET
4 22 (8.06%) XML
5 17 (6.23%) CSS
6 16 (5.86%) MFC
7 14 (5.13%) STL
8 12 (4.40%) REST
9 11 (4.03%) OpenGL
10 10 (3.66%) JSON
10 10 (3.66%) LINQ
10 10 (3.66%) WCF
11 9 (3.30%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (3.30%) JSP
12 8 (2.93%) .NET Framework
12 8 (2.93%) ASP.NET
12 8 (2.93%) jQuery
12 8 (2.93%) SOAP
12 8 (2.93%) Spring
13 7 (2.56%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 101 (37.00%) Computer Science
2 66 (24.18%) Mathematics
3 41 (15.02%) Algorithms
4 29 (10.62%) Digital Media
5 25 (9.16%) User Experience
6 24 (8.79%) Augmented Reality
7 19 (6.96%) Data Structures
8 15 (5.49%) Physics
9 10 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (2.93%) Cryptography
11 7 (2.56%) CAN bus
11 7 (2.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 6 (2.20%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (1.83%) Biology
14 4 (1.47%) 3D Graphics
14 4 (1.47%) Artificial Intelligence
14 4 (1.47%) Fintech
15 3 (1.10%) Management Information System
15 3 (1.10%) STB
15 3 (1.10%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 97 (35.53%) Linux
2 37 (13.55%) Windows
3 17 (6.23%) Unix
4 7 (2.56%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (1.10%) Android
5 3 (1.10%) Windows CE
6 2 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.37%) CentOS
7 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (94.87%) Software Engineering
2 75 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (13.19%) Multithreading
4 34 (12.45%) OO
5 29 (10.62%) Scrum
6 27 (9.89%) Machine Learning
7 26 (9.52%) SDLC
8 22 (8.06%) Computer Vision
9 18 (6.59%) Open Source
9 18 (6.59%) Test Automation
10 16 (5.86%) OOP
11 15 (5.49%) MVC
12 14 (5.13%) Unit Testing
13 13 (4.76%) TDD
14 9 (3.30%) CAD
14 9 (3.30%) Software Architecture
15 8 (2.93%) Secure Coding
16 7 (2.56%) API Design
16 7 (2.56%) Automated Testing
16 7 (2.56%) Data Acquisition
Programming Languages
1 140 (51.28%) C++
2 109 (39.93%) Java
3 106 (38.83%) C
4 55 (20.15%) C#
4 55 (20.15%) SQL
5 46 (16.85%) Python
6 37 (13.55%) Perl
7 30 (10.99%) JavaScript
8 18 (6.59%) Bash Shell
9 12 (4.40%) Embedded C
10 9 (3.30%) PHP
11 6 (2.20%) Embedded C++
11 6 (2.20%) Objective-C
11 6 (2.20%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.20%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.20%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.47%) R
13 3 (1.10%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.73%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.73%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 133 (48.72%) Degree
2 29 (10.62%) PhD
3 4 (1.47%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.47%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.73%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.33%) QA
2 2 (0.73%) ISO26262
3 1 (0.37%) ISO13485
System Software
1 8 (2.93%) Firmware
2 6 (2.20%) Docker
3 3 (1.10%) Kamailio
3 3 (1.10%) OpenSIPS
4 1 (0.37%) Xen
4 1 (0.37%) XenApp
4 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (0.73%) Nagios
2 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (6.96%) Oracle
2 8 (2.93%) Apple
3 4 (1.47%) WorldPay
4 3 (1.10%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.73%) QNX
5 2 (0.73%) Samsung
5 2 (0.73%) Zend
6 1 (0.37%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.37%) webMethods
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