The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 16 17 20
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 246 233 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.36% 14.64% 12.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.20% 15.69% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 188 201 214
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £30,000 £28,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
1733 1485 1841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.13% 93.28% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1351 1298 1611
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 22 August 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 376 (76.89%) Software Engineering
2 248 (50.72%) Degree
3 224 (45.81%) C++
4 196 (40.08%) C#
5 177 (36.20%) Computer Science
6 174 (35.58%) C
7 169 (34.56%) Java
8 158 (32.31%) Python
9 135 (27.61%) Linux
10 124 (25.36%) .NET
11 95 (19.43%) JavaScript
12 79 (16.16%) Windows
13 77 (15.75%) Mathematics
13 77 (15.75%) QA
14 75 (15.34%) HTML
15 66 (13.50%) SQL
16 54 (11.04%) OO
17 53 (10.84%) ASP.NET
18 52 (10.63%) SQL Server
19 51 (10.43%) Scrum
20 50 (10.22%) Finance
21 46 (9.41%) CSS
22 45 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
22 45 (9.20%) TDD
23 43 (8.79%) UNIX
24 41 (8.38%) Perl
25 40 (8.18%) Wireless
25 40 (8.18%) Physics
26 39 (7.98%) Internet
27 37 (7.57%) Microsoft

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (3.07%) OpenStack
2 11 (2.25%) Apache
3 10 (2.04%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.84%) CloudStack
5 3 (0.61%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (0.82%) MS Office
2 2 (0.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.41%) Simulink
2 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.20%) Blender
3 1 (0.20%) Maya
3 1 (0.20%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.41%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (8.18%) Wireless
2 39 (7.98%) Internet
3 21 (4.29%) HTTP
4 18 (3.68%) TCP/IP
4 18 (3.68%) Ethernet
5 12 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (2.04%) Bluetooth
7 8 (1.64%) RTP
7 8 (1.64%) SSH
8 7 (1.43%) LTE
8 7 (1.43%) SNMP
9 6 (1.23%) RTSP
9 6 (1.23%) IGMP
10 5 (1.02%) 3G
10 5 (1.02%) ATM
11 4 (0.82%) Broadband
11 4 (0.82%) VoIP
11 4 (0.82%) PSTN
11 4 (0.82%) Gigabit Ethernet
12 3 (0.61%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (10.63%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.70%) MySQL
3 16 (3.27%) Big Data
4 7 (1.43%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (1.02%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (4.70%) Selenium
2 22 (4.50%) Git (software)
3 18 (3.68%) Visual Studio
4 17 (3.48%) Bugzilla
5 15 (3.07%) Jenkins
6 14 (2.86%) Maven
7 11 (2.25%) Hudson
8 9 (1.84%) WebDriver
9 8 (1.64%) Subversion
10 7 (1.43%) Ant
11 6 (1.23%) ReSharper
11 6 (1.23%) NUnit
11 6 (1.23%) NuGet
11 6 (1.23%) FitNesse
11 6 (1.23%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.23%) Mercurial
11 6 (1.23%) LLVM
11 6 (1.23%) GCC
11 6 (1.23%) CMake
12 5 (1.02%) Moq
General
1 50 (10.22%) Finance
2 36 (7.36%) Electronics
3 34 (6.95%) Telecoms
4 25 (5.11%) Multimedia
5 21 (4.29%) Automotive
6 14 (2.86%) Manufacturing
7 11 (2.25%) Military
8 5 (1.02%) Avionics
8 5 (1.02%) Banking
8 5 (1.02%) Marketing
9 4 (0.82%) French Language
9 4 (0.82%) German Language
9 4 (0.82%) Italian Language
9 4 (0.82%) Japanese Language
10 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.41%) Retail
11 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (25.36%) .NET
2 75 (15.34%) HTML
3 53 (10.84%) ASP.NET
4 46 (9.41%) CSS
5 22 (4.50%) XML
6 21 (4.29%) jQuery
7 19 (3.89%) .NET Framework
8 18 (3.68%) STL
9 17 (3.48%) HTML5
9 17 (3.48%) Flash
10 16 (3.27%) WCF
11 15 (3.07%) LINQ
12 14 (2.86%) WinForms
12 14 (2.86%) Ajax
12 14 (2.86%) XSLT
13 12 (2.45%) J2EE
13 12 (2.45%) Middleware
14 11 (2.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 10 (2.04%) Spring
15 10 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 177 (36.20%) Computer Science
2 77 (15.75%) Mathematics
3 40 (8.18%) Physics
4 35 (7.16%) Embedded Systems
5 27 (5.52%) Firmware
6 24 (4.91%) Device Driver
6 24 (4.91%) Mobile App
7 18 (3.68%) Cryptography
8 17 (3.48%) PKI
9 14 (2.86%) Streaming Video
9 14 (2.86%) MPEG
10 12 (2.45%) STB
11 11 (2.25%) Open Source
11 11 (2.25%) IPTV
12 8 (1.64%) 3D Graphics
12 8 (1.64%) Digital Media
13 7 (1.43%) Management Information System
13 7 (1.43%) DTV
14 5 (1.02%) GPGPU
15 4 (0.82%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 135 (27.61%) Linux
2 79 (16.16%) Windows
3 43 (8.79%) UNIX
4 28 (5.73%) Android
5 22 (4.50%) Apple iOS
6 14 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
7 11 (2.25%) Mac OS X
8 7 (1.43%) Debian
9 5 (1.02%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.02%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (76.89%) Software Engineering
2 54 (11.04%) OO
3 51 (10.43%) Scrum
4 45 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (9.20%) TDD
5 33 (6.75%) Test Automation
6 32 (6.54%) Test Scripting
7 31 (6.34%) Automated Testing
8 29 (5.93%) Software Testing
8 29 (5.93%) Multithreading
9 28 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (5.32%) OOP
11 24 (4.91%) Manual Testing
12 20 (4.09%) Machine Learning
13 19 (3.89%) Signal Processing
14 18 (3.68%) Regression Testing
14 18 (3.68%) MVC
15 17 (3.48%) UML
16 15 (3.07%) Automation Testing
16 15 (3.07%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 224 (45.81%) C++
2 196 (40.08%) C#
3 174 (35.58%) C
4 169 (34.56%) Java
5 158 (32.31%) Python
6 95 (19.43%) JavaScript
7 66 (13.50%) SQL
8 41 (8.38%) Perl
9 28 (5.73%) Embedded C
10 26 (5.32%) Ruby
11 19 (3.89%) PHP
12 16 (3.27%) Assembly Language
13 14 (2.86%) PL/SQL
14 12 (2.45%) Objective-C
15 11 (2.25%) Tcl
16 10 (2.04%) MATLAB
17 9 (1.84%) Embedded C++
18 7 (1.43%) Bash Shell
19 3 (0.61%) PowerShell
19 3 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 248 (50.72%) Degree
2 31 (6.34%) PhD
3 18 (3.68%) ISEB
4 15 (3.07%) ISTQB
5 11 (2.25%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.61%) HNC
7 2 (0.41%) HND
8 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (15.75%) QA
2 15 (3.07%) ISO 9000
3 6 (1.23%) JTAG
4 5 (1.02%) IEC 61508
4 5 (1.02%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (2.86%) KVM
2 6 (1.23%) QEMU
3 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.20%) Puppet
1 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (7.57%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.91%) Oracle
3 7 (1.43%) Perforce
4 6 (1.23%) MKS
4 6 (1.23%) Rackspace
5 5 (1.02%) Red Gate
5 5 (1.02%) Epiphany
6 4 (0.82%) QNX
7 3 (0.61%) JBoss
8 2 (0.41%) Symbian
8 2 (0.41%) SAP
8 2 (0.41%) Zend
9 1 (0.20%) Synopsys
9 1 (0.20%) VMware
9 1 (0.20%) Magma
9 1 (0.20%) Cadence
9 1 (0.20%) Huawei
9 1 (0.20%) MathWorks
9 1 (0.20%) HP
9 1 (0.20%) Adobe
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