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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 15 18 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 269 202 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.99% 13.43% 11.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.75% 14.01% 11.77%
Number of salaries quoted 190 170 209
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
1708 1442 2064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.21% 95.88% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1294 1221 1804
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 20 October 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 407 (80.75%) Software Engineering
2 256 (50.79%) Degree
3 236 (46.83%) C++
4 205 (40.67%) C
5 196 (38.89%) Computer Science
6 187 (37.10%) C#
7 183 (36.31%) Python
8 178 (35.32%) Java
9 171 (33.93%) Linux
10 133 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
11 111 (22.02%) .NET
12 102 (20.24%) Windows
13 88 (17.46%) Mathematics
14 78 (15.48%) HTML
14 78 (15.48%) Finance
15 75 (14.88%) JavaScript
16 64 (12.70%) SQL
17 63 (12.50%) OO
18 62 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
19 57 (11.31%) QA
20 55 (10.91%) UNIX
21 54 (10.71%) Algorithms
22 52 (10.32%) Wireless
23 50 (9.92%) Internet
24 49 (9.72%) Embedded Systems
25 45 (8.93%) Perl
25 45 (8.93%) Telecoms
26 44 (8.73%) TDD
27 42 (8.33%) Scrum
27 42 (8.33%) CSS

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 26 (5.16%) OpenStack
2 15 (2.98%) CloudStack
3 13 (2.58%) Apache
4 7 (1.39%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.60%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.60%) JBoss
6 2 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.79%) Simulink
2 4 (0.79%) MS Office
3 2 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) Blender
4 1 (0.20%) Maya
4 1 (0.20%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (10.32%) Wireless
2 50 (9.92%) Internet
3 20 (3.97%) TCP/IP
4 17 (3.37%) Ethernet
5 12 (2.38%) HTTP
6 10 (1.98%) SNMP
6 10 (1.98%) SAN
7 9 (1.79%) 3G
7 9 (1.79%) iSCSI
7 9 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (1.59%) LTE
8 8 (1.59%) RTP
8 8 (1.59%) SSH
9 7 (1.39%) ZigBee
10 6 (1.19%) 4G
10 6 (1.19%) Gigabit Ethernet
10 6 (1.19%) 802.15
10 6 (1.19%) ATM
11 5 (0.99%) 2G
12 4 (0.79%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.75%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.76%) MySQL
3 15 (2.98%) Big Data
4 7 (1.39%) Hadoop
4 7 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.40%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (5.75%) Git (software)
2 24 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 21 (4.17%) Selenium
4 16 (3.17%) Bugzilla
5 15 (2.98%) Jenkins
6 13 (2.58%) Hudson
7 12 (2.38%) Maven
8 11 (2.18%) GCC
8 11 (2.18%) LLVM
9 10 (1.98%) NUnit
10 8 (1.59%) WebDriver
11 7 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (1.39%) Subversion
12 6 (1.19%) ReSharper
12 6 (1.19%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.19%) Mercurial
12 6 (1.19%) NuGet
13 5 (0.99%) Ranorex
13 5 (0.99%) Moq
13 5 (0.99%) CMake
General
1 78 (15.48%) Finance
2 45 (8.93%) Telecoms
3 41 (8.13%) Electronics
4 25 (4.96%) Multimedia
5 19 (3.77%) Automotive
6 16 (3.17%) Manufacturing
7 15 (2.98%) Military
8 13 (2.58%) Marketing
9 9 (1.79%) Banking
10 6 (1.19%) Avionics
11 4 (0.79%) Japanese Language
12 3 (0.60%) French Language
12 3 (0.60%) German Language
12 3 (0.60%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.20%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (22.02%) .NET
2 78 (15.48%) HTML
3 42 (8.33%) CSS
4 39 (7.74%) ASP.NET
5 31 (6.15%) XML
6 21 (4.17%) .NET Framework
6 21 (4.17%) jQuery
7 18 (3.57%) STL
8 16 (3.17%) WCF
8 16 (3.17%) LINQ
9 13 (2.58%) HTML5
9 13 (2.58%) J2EE
9 13 (2.58%) XSLT
10 12 (2.38%) MFC
10 12 (2.38%) Web Services
10 12 (2.38%) Ajax
11 11 (2.18%) Middleware
12 10 (1.98%) WinForms
13 9 (1.79%) Flash
13 9 (1.79%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 196 (38.89%) Computer Science
2 88 (17.46%) Mathematics
3 62 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (10.71%) Algorithms
5 49 (9.72%) Embedded Systems
6 35 (6.94%) Device Driver
7 32 (6.35%) Open Source
8 31 (6.15%) Physics
9 24 (4.76%) Cryptography
10 23 (4.56%) PKI
11 19 (3.77%) Mobile App
12 16 (3.17%) User Experience
13 9 (1.79%) Management Information System
14 8 (1.59%) MPEG
15 7 (1.39%) Streaming Video
15 7 (1.39%) IPTV
15 7 (1.39%) STB
15 7 (1.39%) Digital Media
15 7 (1.39%) Smart Meter
15 7 (1.39%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 171 (33.93%) Linux
2 102 (20.24%) Windows
3 55 (10.91%) UNIX
4 36 (7.14%) Android
5 28 (5.56%) Apple iOS
6 15 (2.98%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (1.59%) Debian
8 6 (1.19%) Windows Phone
9 5 (0.99%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.99%) Windows CE
10 4 (0.79%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.40%) Solaris
11 2 (0.40%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.20%) AIX
12 1 (0.20%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (80.75%) Software Engineering
2 133 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (12.50%) OO
4 44 (8.73%) TDD
5 42 (8.33%) Scrum
6 38 (7.54%) Automated Testing
7 35 (6.94%) Software Testing
8 33 (6.55%) Multithreading
9 27 (5.36%) Test Scripting
9 27 (5.36%) Regression Testing
10 25 (4.96%) OOP
11 22 (4.37%) Product Management
12 21 (4.17%) Test Automation
12 21 (4.17%) Information Security
13 20 (3.97%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (3.97%) Manual Testing
14 19 (3.77%) UML
15 17 (3.37%) MVC
16 16 (3.17%) E-Commerce
16 16 (3.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 236 (46.83%) C++
2 205 (40.67%) C
3 187 (37.10%) C#
4 183 (36.31%) Python
5 178 (35.32%) Java
6 75 (14.88%) JavaScript
7 64 (12.70%) SQL
8 45 (8.93%) Perl
9 35 (6.94%) Embedded C
10 26 (5.16%) PHP
11 20 (3.97%) Ruby
12 13 (2.58%) Bash Shell
13 12 (2.38%) Objective-C
13 12 (2.38%) Delphi
13 12 (2.38%) MATLAB
14 9 (1.79%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.39%) PowerShell
16 6 (1.19%) Embedded C++
16 6 (1.19%) Assembly Language
17 4 (0.79%) XAML
Qualifications
1 256 (50.79%) Degree
2 23 (4.56%) PhD
3 17 (3.37%) Security Cleared
4 16 (3.17%) ISEB
5 12 (2.38%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.60%) HNC
7 1 (0.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (11.31%) QA
2 24 (4.76%) ISO 9000
3 6 (1.19%) IEC 61508
3 6 (1.19%) DO-178B
4 4 (0.79%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) JTAG
System Software
1 24 (4.76%) Firmware
2 19 (3.77%) KVM
3 11 (2.18%) Xen
3 11 (2.18%) QEMU
4 9 (1.79%) XenServer
5 4 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.20%) Puppet
1 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (7.34%) Microsoft
2 17 (3.37%) Oracle
3 9 (1.79%) Citrix
4 7 (1.39%) Google
5 6 (1.19%) TOWER Software
5 6 (1.19%) Perforce
5 6 (1.19%) Rackspace
6 5 (0.99%) Red Gate
6 5 (0.99%) Epiphany
6 5 (0.99%) MKS
7 4 (0.79%) Intel
7 4 (0.79%) Sony
7 4 (0.79%) QNX
7 4 (0.79%) VMware
7 4 (0.79%) Facebook
7 4 (0.79%) Telerik
8 3 (0.60%) HP
9 2 (0.40%) Symbian
9 2 (0.40%) Apple
9 2 (0.40%) Zend
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