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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 15 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 224 244 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.15% 13.54% 18.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.66% 14.21% 18.92%
Number of salaries quoted 192 222 291
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,300 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
1430 1717 1845
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.69% 95.28% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1209 1472 1611
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 May 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 415 (83.84%) Software Engineering
2 296 (59.80%) Degree
3 293 (59.19%) C++
4 234 (47.27%) Computer Science
5 207 (41.82%) C
6 175 (35.35%) C#
7 149 (30.10%) Python
8 141 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
9 140 (28.28%) Linux
10 128 (25.86%) Java
11 124 (25.05%) .NET
12 121 (24.44%) Windows
13 108 (21.82%) SQL
14 89 (17.98%) JavaScript
15 83 (16.77%) HTML
16 77 (15.56%) OO
17 76 (15.35%) Electronics
18 74 (14.95%) Scrum
19 72 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
20 64 (12.93%) Android
21 57 (11.52%) Mathematics
22 54 (10.91%) Perl
22 54 (10.91%) Microsoft
23 52 (10.51%) Algorithms
24 51 (10.30%) QA
25 50 (10.10%) ASP.NET
26 49 (9.90%) SQL Server
26 49 (9.90%) XML
27 47 (9.49%) UNIX
27 47 (9.49%) Test Automation

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 8 (1.62%) OpenStack
2 6 (1.21%) Node.js
3 4 (0.81%) Apache
4 3 (0.61%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.40%) CloudStack
5 2 (0.40%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.40%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (0.40%) IIS
6 1 (0.20%) JBoss
6 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.61%) MS Office
3 2 (0.40%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.20%) Simulink
4 1 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.20%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.20%) Revit
4 1 (0.20%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.20%) Solid Edge
4 1 (0.20%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.20%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.24%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 45 (9.09%) Wireless
2 33 (6.67%) Internet
3 28 (5.66%) Ethernet
4 26 (5.25%) TCP/IP
5 21 (4.24%) ZigBee
6 18 (3.64%) Bluetooth
7 14 (2.83%) HTTP
8 6 (1.21%) ICMP
9 5 (1.01%) Firewall
9 5 (1.01%) 3G
9 5 (1.01%) SSL
9 5 (1.01%) Intranet
10 4 (0.81%) 2G
11 3 (0.61%) LTE
11 3 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.40%) 802.15
12 2 (0.40%) 3GPP
12 2 (0.40%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.40%) 4G
13 1 (0.20%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.63%) NoSQL
3 8 (1.62%) MySQL
4 5 (1.01%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.61%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.61%) Firebird
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.40%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.20%) Big Data
7 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.20%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (6.26%) Visual Studio
1 31 (6.26%) Git (software)
2 30 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 27 (5.45%) JIRA
4 14 (2.83%) Selenium
5 13 (2.63%) Bugzilla
6 12 (2.42%) GCC
7 10 (2.02%) Eclipse
8 8 (1.62%) Subversion
8 8 (1.62%) TeamCity
9 7 (1.41%) CruiseControl
10 6 (1.21%) LLVM
10 6 (1.21%) Hudson
10 6 (1.21%) Redmine
11 5 (1.01%) SCons
11 5 (1.01%) GoogleTest
11 5 (1.01%) Maven
11 5 (1.01%) JMeter
11 5 (1.01%) LabVIEW
11 5 (1.01%) Ant
General
1 76 (15.35%) Electronics
2 40 (8.08%) Finance
3 33 (6.67%) Marketing
4 24 (4.85%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.23%) Automotive
6 9 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.41%) Multimedia
8 6 (1.21%) Advertising
8 6 (1.21%) Banking
9 5 (1.01%) Military
10 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.20%) German Language
11 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.20%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.20%) Games
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (25.05%) .NET
2 83 (16.77%) HTML
3 50 (10.10%) ASP.NET
4 49 (9.90%) XML
5 44 (8.89%) jQuery
6 31 (6.26%) Web Services
6 31 (6.26%) CSS
6 31 (6.26%) MFC
7 24 (4.85%) SOAP
8 17 (3.43%) HTML5
9 16 (3.23%) J2EE
10 13 (2.63%) JSP
11 11 (2.22%) WCF
11 11 (2.22%) WPF
12 9 (1.82%) STL
13 8 (1.62%) OpenGL
13 8 (1.62%) DirectX
14 7 (1.41%) OpenCL
15 6 (1.21%) OpenGL ES
15 6 (1.21%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 234 (47.27%) Computer Science
2 72 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (11.52%) Mathematics
4 52 (10.51%) Algorithms
5 34 (6.87%) User Experience
6 30 (6.06%) Device Driver
7 27 (5.45%) Internet of Things
8 23 (4.65%) Open Source
9 22 (4.44%) Mechatronics
10 21 (4.24%) Physics
10 21 (4.24%) Embedded Systems
11 19 (3.84%) Pocket PC
11 19 (3.84%) Robotics
12 17 (3.43%) Client/Server
13 15 (3.03%) Mobile App
14 12 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (2.42%) Visualisation
15 11 (2.22%) 3D Graphics
16 8 (1.62%) Cryptography
17 6 (1.21%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 140 (28.28%) Linux
2 121 (24.44%) Windows
3 64 (12.93%) Android
4 47 (9.49%) UNIX
5 46 (9.29%) Apple iOS
6 15 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (1.62%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.81%) AIX
8 4 (0.81%) HPUX
8 4 (0.81%) Solaris
9 3 (0.61%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.40%) VMS
11 1 (0.20%) Symbian OS
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (83.84%) Software Engineering
2 141 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (15.56%) OO
4 74 (14.95%) Scrum
5 47 (9.49%) Test Automation
6 41 (8.28%) OOD
7 31 (6.26%) TDD
8 23 (4.65%) Unit Testing
9 22 (4.44%) Multithreading
9 22 (4.44%) Automated Testing
9 22 (4.44%) Analytics
10 21 (4.24%) Data Analysis
10 21 (4.24%) UML
11 20 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (3.64%) MVC
13 16 (3.23%) Regression Testing
14 15 (3.03%) Software Testing
15 13 (2.63%) Mentoring
16 11 (2.22%) User Stories
16 11 (2.22%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 293 (59.19%) C++
2 207 (41.82%) C
3 175 (35.35%) C#
4 149 (30.10%) Python
5 128 (25.86%) Java
6 108 (21.82%) SQL
7 89 (17.98%) JavaScript
8 54 (10.91%) Perl
9 42 (8.48%) Embedded C
10 35 (7.07%) Objective-C
11 33 (6.67%) Embedded C++
12 23 (4.65%) Bash Shell
13 22 (4.44%) MATLAB
14 17 (3.43%) Assembly Language
15 13 (2.63%) PHP
16 12 (2.42%) Delphi
16 12 (2.42%) Shell Script
17 11 (2.22%) Ruby
18 3 (0.61%) PowerShell
18 3 (0.61%) XAML
Qualifications
1 296 (59.80%) Degree
2 21 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (3.84%) MCP
4 12 (2.42%) ISTQB
5 11 (2.22%) PhD
6 10 (2.02%) ISEB
7 7 (1.41%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.40%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (10.30%) QA
2 4 (0.81%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.20%) JTAG
System Software
1 18 (3.64%) Firmware
2 8 (1.62%) KVM
3 7 (1.41%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.21%) QEMU
5 4 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.61%) Docker
7 2 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.20%) XenServer
8 1 (0.20%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 3 (0.61%) Puppet
1 3 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.40%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 54 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.85%) Oracle
3 19 (3.84%) Perforce
4 15 (3.03%) Google
5 7 (1.41%) Rackspace
6 6 (1.21%) Xamarin
7 5 (1.01%) Coverity
8 4 (0.81%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.81%) VMware
9 3 (0.61%) QNX
9 3 (0.61%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.61%) Nokia
9 3 (0.61%) TOWER Software
10 2 (0.40%) Lumension
10 2 (0.40%) Sophos
10 2 (0.40%) Fujitsu
10 2 (0.40%) ESRI
11 1 (0.20%) Autodesk
11 1 (0.20%) Sony
11 1 (0.20%) Quark
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