The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 15 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 254 241 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.13% 14.61% 13.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.93% 15.70% 14.19%
Number of salaries quoted 204 207 219
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1701 1535 1762
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.61% 93.03% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1367 1349 1519
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 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Engineer
Cambridgeshire

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 30 July 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 366 (73.20%) Software Engineering
2 249 (49.80%) Degree
3 218 (43.60%) C++
4 196 (39.20%) C#
5 169 (33.80%) C
5 169 (33.80%) Computer Science
6 167 (33.40%) Java
7 164 (32.80%) Python
8 136 (27.20%) Linux
9 124 (24.80%) .NET
10 91 (18.20%) JavaScript
11 81 (16.20%) Windows
12 75 (15.00%) QA
13 74 (14.80%) SQL
14 73 (14.60%) Mathematics
15 65 (13.00%) HTML
16 58 (11.60%) ASP.NET
17 56 (11.20%) OO
18 55 (11.00%) SQL Server
18 55 (11.00%) Scrum
19 50 (10.00%) Perl
20 46 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
20 46 (9.20%) Finance
20 46 (9.20%) Test Automation
21 45 (9.00%) Wireless
21 45 (9.00%) CSS
22 44 (8.80%) Physics
23 41 (8.20%) UNIX
23 41 (8.20%) Electronics
24 39 (7.80%) TDD

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (2.60%) OpenStack
2 10 (2.00%) Apache
3 8 (1.60%) CloudStack
4 7 (1.40%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.60%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.40%) WordPress
7 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.00%) MS Office
2 3 (0.60%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.40%) Simulink
4 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.20%) Maya
4 1 (0.20%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.20%) Blender
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) LabWindows
1 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.00%) SaaS
2 5 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (9.00%) Wireless
2 31 (6.20%) Internet
3 27 (5.40%) HTTP
4 19 (3.80%) Ethernet
5 17 (3.40%) TCP/IP
6 14 (2.80%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (2.40%) Bluetooth
8 8 (1.60%) LTE
8 8 (1.60%) SSH
9 7 (1.40%) X.509
10 6 (1.20%) IGMP
10 6 (1.20%) RTSP
10 6 (1.20%) RTP
10 6 (1.20%) GSM
11 5 (1.00%) GPRS
11 5 (1.00%) SSL
11 5 (1.00%) STUN
12 4 (0.80%) Gigabit Ethernet
12 4 (0.80%) UMTS
12 4 (0.80%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (11.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.80%) MySQL
3 15 (3.00%) Big Data
4 14 (2.80%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.80%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (4.40%) Selenium
2 21 (4.20%) Bugzilla
3 19 (3.80%) Git (software)
4 18 (3.60%) Visual Studio
5 13 (2.60%) Maven
6 11 (2.20%) Jenkins
7 10 (2.00%) Hudson
7 10 (2.00%) Subversion
8 8 (1.60%) WebDriver
9 7 (1.40%) Ant
9 7 (1.40%) FitNesse
10 6 (1.20%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.20%) CMake
10 6 (1.20%) CruiseControl
11 5 (1.00%) NUnit
11 5 (1.00%) JMeter
11 5 (1.00%) ReSharper
11 5 (1.00%) NuGet
11 5 (1.00%) GCC
11 5 (1.00%) LLVM
General
1 46 (9.20%) Finance
2 41 (8.20%) Electronics
3 30 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 25 (5.00%) Automotive
5 24 (4.80%) Multimedia
6 13 (2.60%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.40%) Banking
8 6 (1.20%) Military
9 5 (1.00%) Marketing
10 4 (0.80%) French Language
10 4 (0.80%) German Language
10 4 (0.80%) Italian Language
10 4 (0.80%) Japanese Language
11 2 (0.40%) Retail
12 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.20%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (24.80%) .NET
2 65 (13.00%) HTML
3 58 (11.60%) ASP.NET
4 45 (9.00%) CSS
5 20 (4.00%) jQuery
6 18 (3.60%) STL
6 18 (3.60%) Flash
7 17 (3.40%) HTML5
7 17 (3.40%) XML
8 16 (3.20%) .NET Framework
9 15 (3.00%) XSLT
9 15 (3.00%) WinForms
10 14 (2.80%) Ajax
11 13 (2.60%) WCF
12 12 (2.40%) LINQ
12 12 (2.40%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 12 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (1.80%) Middleware
13 9 (1.80%) CSS3
14 8 (1.60%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 169 (33.80%) Computer Science
2 73 (14.60%) Mathematics
3 44 (8.80%) Physics
4 36 (7.20%) Embedded Systems
5 27 (5.40%) Firmware
6 21 (4.20%) Device Driver
7 20 (4.00%) Mobile App
8 16 (3.20%) Cryptography
9 15 (3.00%) PKI
10 12 (2.40%) Streaming Video
10 12 (2.40%) MPEG
11 10 (2.00%) Open Source
11 10 (2.00%) STB
12 9 (1.80%) IPTV
13 8 (1.60%) 3D Graphics
14 7 (1.40%) DTV
14 7 (1.40%) Social Media
15 6 (1.20%) Digital Media
15 6 (1.20%) Management Information System
16 5 (1.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 136 (27.20%) Linux
2 81 (16.20%) Windows
3 41 (8.20%) UNIX
4 27 (5.40%) Android
5 20 (4.00%) Apple iOS
6 15 (3.00%) Mac OS X
7 14 (2.80%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (1.00%) Windows CE
8 5 (1.00%) Debian
8 5 (1.00%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.40%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.40%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (73.20%) Software Engineering
2 56 (11.20%) OO
3 55 (11.00%) Scrum
4 46 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (9.20%) Test Automation
5 39 (7.80%) TDD
6 37 (7.40%) Automated Testing
7 36 (7.20%) Test Scripting
8 34 (6.80%) Software Testing
9 33 (6.60%) Multithreading
10 31 (6.20%) Manual Testing
11 24 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (4.60%) OOP
13 20 (4.00%) Regression Testing
13 20 (4.00%) Machine Learning
14 19 (3.80%) UML
15 18 (3.60%) MVC
15 18 (3.60%) Signal Processing
15 18 (3.60%) Automation Testing
16 14 (2.80%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 218 (43.60%) C++
2 196 (39.20%) C#
3 169 (33.80%) C
4 167 (33.40%) Java
5 164 (32.80%) Python
6 91 (18.20%) JavaScript
7 74 (14.80%) SQL
8 50 (10.00%) Perl
9 36 (7.20%) Ruby
10 25 (5.00%) Embedded C
11 16 (3.20%) Assembly Language
11 16 (3.20%) Tcl
12 15 (3.00%) PHP
12 15 (3.00%) PL/SQL
13 11 (2.20%) Objective-C
14 9 (1.80%) Embedded C++
15 8 (1.60%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.40%) MATLAB
17 5 (1.00%) Scala
18 4 (0.80%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 249 (49.80%) Degree
2 34 (6.80%) PhD
3 18 (3.60%) ISEB
4 16 (3.20%) ISTQB
5 11 (2.20%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.40%) HNC
7 1 (0.20%) HND
7 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (15.00%) QA
2 13 (2.60%) ISO 9000
3 6 (1.20%) JTAG
4 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.20%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.20%) DO-178B
System Software
1 13 (2.60%) KVM
2 5 (1.00%) QEMU
3 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (7.60%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.00%) Oracle
3 9 (1.80%) Perforce
4 7 (1.40%) MKS
5 5 (1.00%) Rackspace
6 4 (0.80%) Red Gate
6 4 (0.80%) Epiphany
6 4 (0.80%) QNX
7 3 (0.60%) JBoss
8 2 (0.40%) Zend
8 2 (0.40%) Symbian
8 2 (0.40%) SAP
9 1 (0.20%) MathWorks
9 1 (0.20%) Adobe
9 1 (0.20%) Sun
9 1 (0.20%) Apple
9 1 (0.20%) HP
9 1 (0.20%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.20%) Hitachi
9 1 (0.20%) NetApp
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