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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 13 17 19
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 271 184 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.78% 12.80% 12.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.59% 13.26% 12.70%
Number of salaries quoted 224 156 151
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
1541 1388 1661
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.42% 96.59% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1228 1172 1432
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 28 January 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

1 444 (83.15%) Software Engineering
2 273 (51.12%) Degree
3 270 (50.56%) C++
4 229 (42.88%) C
5 209 (39.14%) Computer Science
6 193 (36.14%) Linux
7 188 (35.21%) Python
8 171 (32.02%) C#
9 153 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
10 148 (27.72%) Java
11 111 (20.79%) Windows
12 108 (20.22%) .NET
13 88 (16.48%) Finance
14 82 (15.36%) SQL
15 80 (14.98%) HTML
16 72 (13.48%) OO
17 67 (12.55%) Mathematics
18 66 (12.36%) Wireless
18 66 (12.36%) JavaScript
19 64 (11.99%) Scrum
20 62 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
21 60 (11.24%) QA
22 58 (10.86%) Electronics
22 58 (10.86%) Perl
23 57 (10.67%) UNIX
24 53 (9.93%) Algorithms
25 50 (9.36%) Telecoms
26 49 (9.18%) Internet
27 47 (8.80%) Device Driver
28 45 (8.43%) Embedded C

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 19 (3.56%) OpenStack
2 7 (1.31%) CloudStack
3 5 (0.94%) Apache
3 5 (0.94%) Node.js
4 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.19%) WordPress
5 1 (0.19%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (2.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.56%) Simulink
2 3 (0.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.68%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.37%) SaaS
4 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 66 (12.36%) Wireless
2 49 (9.18%) Internet
3 30 (5.62%) Ethernet
4 28 (5.24%) TCP/IP
4 28 (5.24%) ZigBee
5 16 (3.00%) Bluetooth
6 14 (2.62%) HTTP
7 10 (1.87%) 802.15
8 9 (1.69%) 3G
8 9 (1.69%) SAN
8 9 (1.69%) SNMP
8 9 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
8 9 (1.69%) iSCSI
9 8 (1.50%) 2G
10 7 (1.31%) 4G
11 6 (1.12%) LTE
11 6 (1.12%) SSL
12 5 (0.94%) Gigabit Ethernet
12 5 (0.94%) ICMP
12 5 (0.94%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.81%) MySQL
3 10 (1.87%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.56%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.56%) Big Data
5 3 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.37%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.19%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 35 (6.55%) Git (software)
2 33 (6.18%) Visual Studio
3 20 (3.75%) JIRA
4 18 (3.37%) Jenkins
5 16 (3.00%) GCC
6 13 (2.43%) Bugzilla
7 12 (2.25%) LLVM
8 9 (1.69%) Hudson
9 8 (1.50%) Subversion
9 8 (1.50%) Selenium
10 7 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (1.12%) Eclipse
11 6 (1.12%) Ant
11 6 (1.12%) Maven
11 6 (1.12%) NUnit
11 6 (1.12%) Redmine
11 6 (1.12%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.94%) CruiseControl
12 5 (0.94%) JMeter
General
1 88 (16.48%) Finance
2 58 (10.86%) Electronics
3 50 (9.36%) Telecoms
4 36 (6.74%) Marketing
5 18 (3.37%) Banking
5 18 (3.37%) Automotive
6 16 (3.00%) Manufacturing
6 16 (3.00%) Multimedia
7 14 (2.62%) Military
8 9 (1.69%) Advertising
9 5 (0.94%) Avionics
10 4 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.19%) Back Office
12 1 (0.19%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (20.22%) .NET
2 80 (14.98%) HTML
3 45 (8.43%) XML
4 39 (7.30%) CSS
5 23 (4.31%) ASP.NET
5 23 (4.31%) jQuery
6 20 (3.75%) HTML5
7 19 (3.56%) Web Services
8 17 (3.18%) STL
9 15 (2.81%) J2EE
9 15 (2.81%) WPF
10 14 (2.62%) .NET Framework
11 12 (2.25%) SOAP
12 11 (2.06%) WCF
13 10 (1.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 10 (1.87%) Ajax
14 9 (1.69%) MFC
14 9 (1.69%) JSP
14 9 (1.69%) LINQ
15 8 (1.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 209 (39.14%) Computer Science
2 67 (12.55%) Mathematics
3 62 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (9.93%) Algorithms
5 47 (8.80%) Device Driver
6 39 (7.30%) User Experience
7 35 (6.55%) Embedded Systems
8 33 (6.18%) Open Source
9 26 (4.87%) Internet of Things
10 16 (3.00%) Physics
11 14 (2.62%) Smart Meter
12 13 (2.43%) Cryptography
12 13 (2.43%) PKI
13 12 (2.25%) Data Structures
14 10 (1.87%) Mobile App
15 9 (1.69%) 3D Graphics
16 8 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
17 7 (1.31%) Robotics
17 7 (1.31%) Mechatronics
18 6 (1.12%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 193 (36.14%) Linux
2 111 (20.79%) Windows
3 57 (10.67%) UNIX
4 41 (7.68%) Android
5 28 (5.24%) Apple iOS
6 23 (4.31%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (0.94%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.94%) Debian
8 4 (0.75%) AIX
8 4 (0.75%) HPUX
8 4 (0.75%) Solaris
8 4 (0.75%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.19%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (83.15%) Software Engineering
2 153 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (13.48%) OO
4 64 (11.99%) Scrum
5 42 (7.87%) Multithreading
6 37 (6.93%) Automated Testing
7 36 (6.74%) TDD
7 36 (6.74%) Test Automation
8 32 (5.99%) Unit Testing
9 31 (5.81%) Software Testing
10 29 (5.43%) OOD
11 28 (5.24%) Regression Testing
12 25 (4.68%) UML
13 23 (4.31%) MVC
14 20 (3.75%) Analytics
15 18 (3.37%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (3.37%) Test Strategy
16 15 (2.81%) Test Scripting
16 15 (2.81%) User Stories
17 12 (2.25%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 270 (50.56%) C++
2 229 (42.88%) C
3 188 (35.21%) Python
4 171 (32.02%) C#
5 148 (27.72%) Java
6 82 (15.36%) SQL
7 66 (12.36%) JavaScript
8 58 (10.86%) Perl
9 45 (8.43%) Embedded C
10 24 (4.49%) PHP
11 22 (4.12%) Embedded C++
12 21 (3.93%) Bash Shell
13 19 (3.56%) Delphi
14 17 (3.18%) MATLAB
14 17 (3.18%) Ruby
15 14 (2.62%) Assembly Language
16 10 (1.87%) Objective-C
17 9 (1.69%) Shell Script
18 6 (1.12%) PowerShell
19 5 (0.94%) XAML
Qualifications
1 273 (51.12%) Degree
2 16 (3.00%) ISEB
3 14 (2.62%) PhD
4 13 (2.43%) ISTQB
5 10 (1.87%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.19%) MCP
6 1 (0.19%) HNC
6 1 (0.19%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (11.24%) QA
2 13 (2.43%) ISO 9000
3 5 (0.94%) IEC 61508
3 5 (0.94%) DO-178B
4 4 (0.75%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.37%) JTAG
System Software
1 18 (3.37%) Firmware
2 13 (2.43%) KVM
3 12 (2.25%) QEMU
4 11 (2.06%) Xen
5 9 (1.69%) XenServer
6 6 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.19%) Puppet
1 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 43 (8.05%) Microsoft
2 21 (3.93%) Google
3 15 (2.81%) Oracle
4 11 (2.06%) Perforce
5 9 (1.69%) Citrix
6 8 (1.50%) TOWER Software
7 7 (1.31%) Intel
7 7 (1.31%) Sony
8 6 (1.12%) VMware
9 4 (0.75%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.75%) Facebook
9 4 (0.75%) Rackspace
9 4 (0.75%) Telerik
10 3 (0.56%) Nokia
11 2 (0.37%) Apple
11 2 (0.37%) Quark
11 2 (0.37%) HP
11 2 (0.37%) Epiphany
11 2 (0.37%) Coverity
11 2 (0.37%) Red Gate
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