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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 26 18 29
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 110 183 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.97% 12.26% 9.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.27% 12.45% 9.23%
Number of salaries quoted 97 157 145
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,600 £27,300 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average 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
1330 1470 1766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.31% 98.46% 97.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1085 1239 1528
Average salary £45,000 £44,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.55% +11.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £56,150
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 2016.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 231 (95.06%) Software Engineering
2 112 (46.09%) C++
3 102 (41.98%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (39.51%) Java
5 93 (38.27%) Degree
6 82 (33.74%) Computer Science
6 82 (33.74%) Linux
7 64 (26.34%) SQL
8 63 (25.93%) C#
9 57 (23.46%) C
10 55 (22.63%) .NET
11 47 (19.34%) HTML
11 47 (19.34%) Python
12 44 (18.11%) MVC
13 43 (17.70%) Windows
14 42 (17.28%) JavaScript
14 42 (17.28%) CSS
15 36 (14.81%) Scrum
16 30 (12.35%) XML
16 30 (12.35%) Oracle
16 30 (12.35%) Mathematics
17 28 (11.52%) Unit Testing
17 28 (11.52%) OO
18 25 (10.29%) SQL Server
19 24 (9.88%) HTTP
20 23 (9.47%) ASP.NET
20 23 (9.47%) Multithreading
20 23 (9.47%) Git (software)
20 23 (9.47%) TDD
21 22 (9.05%) Algorithms

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (2.88%) Apache
2 6 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.06%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.23%) JBoss
5 1 (0.41%) CMS
5 1 (0.41%) Documentum
5 1 (0.41%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.88%) HTTP
2 9 (3.70%) Internet
2 9 (3.70%) Wireless
3 6 (2.47%) DNS
4 5 (2.06%) AMQP
4 5 (2.06%) MQTT
4 5 (2.06%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.23%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.82%) 802.15
6 2 (0.82%) SMTP
6 2 (0.82%) SSL
6 2 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.82%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.41%) 3G
7 1 (0.41%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.41%) FlexRay
7 1 (0.41%) GSM
7 1 (0.41%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.17%) NoSQL
3 11 (4.53%) Big Data
4 7 (2.88%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (2.47%) HBase
6 5 (2.06%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.23%) MySQL
8 2 (0.82%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (9.47%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.76%) JIRA
3 13 (5.35%) Visual Studio
4 11 (4.53%) Eclipse
5 7 (2.88%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.88%) Maven
5 7 (2.88%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (2.47%) NUnit
7 5 (2.06%) Artifactory
8 4 (1.65%) Hudson
8 4 (1.65%) IntelliJ
8 4 (1.65%) Moq
8 4 (1.65%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.23%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.82%) MSTest
11 1 (0.41%) Ant
11 1 (0.41%) JUnit
11 1 (0.41%) Selenium
11 1 (0.41%) Subversion
11 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (5.76%) Finance
2 11 (4.53%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.88%) Automotive
4 5 (2.06%) Electronics
4 5 (2.06%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.65%) Games
5 4 (1.65%) Retail
6 3 (1.23%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) French Language
7 1 (0.41%) German Language
7 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.41%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (22.63%) .NET
2 47 (19.34%) HTML
3 42 (17.28%) CSS
4 30 (12.35%) XML
5 23 (9.47%) ASP.NET
6 21 (8.64%) LINQ
7 19 (7.82%) HTML5
8 18 (7.41%) Spring
9 17 (7.00%) SOAP
9 17 (7.00%) WPF
10 16 (6.58%) .NET Framework
10 16 (6.58%) REST
11 14 (5.76%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (5.76%) STL
12 13 (5.35%) Entity Framework
13 12 (4.94%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (4.94%) WCF
14 11 (4.53%) J2EE
14 11 (4.53%) jQuery
15 10 (4.12%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 82 (33.74%) Computer Science
2 30 (12.35%) Mathematics
3 22 (9.05%) Algorithms
4 17 (7.00%) Cryptography
5 16 (6.58%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.88%) Digital Media
6 7 (2.88%) Internet of Things
6 7 (2.88%) Physics
7 6 (2.47%) User Experience
8 5 (2.06%) Chemistry
9 4 (1.65%) Augmented Reality
9 4 (1.65%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.65%) Fintech
10 3 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.23%) CCTV
10 3 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.23%) Life Science
10 3 (1.23%) Raspberry Pi
10 3 (1.23%) STB
Operating Systems
1 82 (33.74%) Linux
2 43 (17.70%) Windows
3 15 (6.17%) Android
4 10 (4.12%) Unix
5 5 (2.06%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.65%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (1.65%) Windows CE
7 3 (1.23%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (95.06%) Software Engineering
2 102 (41.98%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (18.11%) MVC
4 36 (14.81%) Scrum
5 28 (11.52%) OO
5 28 (11.52%) Unit Testing
6 23 (9.47%) Multithreading
6 23 (9.47%) TDD
7 18 (7.41%) OOP
7 18 (7.41%) SDLC
8 16 (6.58%) Web Development
9 15 (6.17%) Open Source
9 15 (6.17%) Secure Coding
10 11 (4.53%) Software Architecture
10 11 (4.53%) Test Automation
11 10 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (3.70%) Mentoring
13 8 (3.29%) Automated Testing
13 8 (3.29%) E-Commerce
14 7 (2.88%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 112 (46.09%) C++
2 96 (39.51%) Java
3 64 (26.34%) SQL
4 63 (25.93%) C#
5 57 (23.46%) C
6 47 (19.34%) Python
7 42 (17.28%) JavaScript
8 21 (8.64%) Perl
9 13 (5.35%) Embedded C
10 12 (4.94%) VB.NET
11 11 (4.53%) Bash Shell
12 8 (3.29%) T-SQL
13 7 (2.88%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.65%) Embedded C++
14 4 (1.65%) XAML
15 3 (1.23%) Assembly Language
15 3 (1.23%) Fortran
16 2 (0.82%) PHP
16 2 (0.82%) Tcl
17 1 (0.41%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 93 (38.27%) Degree
2 7 (2.88%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.82%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.41%) ISO26262
System Software
1 11 (4.53%) Docker
2 5 (2.06%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (12.35%) Oracle
2 10 (4.12%) Microsoft
3 4 (1.65%) QNX
3 4 (1.65%) Sybase
3 4 (1.65%) WorldPay
4 3 (1.23%) SAP
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