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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 18 17 21
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 220 227 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.51% 14.51% 10.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.12% 15.27% 11.18%
Number of salaries quoted 162 199 190
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
1677 1487 1914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.39% 95.08% 96.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1290 1301 1695
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £57,500
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 19 September 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 368 (77.64%) Software Engineering
2 239 (50.42%) Degree
3 222 (46.84%) C++
4 191 (40.30%) C#
5 179 (37.76%) Computer Science
6 177 (37.34%) C
7 170 (35.86%) Java
8 168 (35.44%) Python
9 141 (29.75%) Linux
10 122 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
11 112 (23.63%) .NET
12 82 (17.30%) JavaScript
12 82 (17.30%) Windows
13 80 (16.88%) Mathematics
14 76 (16.03%) QA
15 73 (15.40%) HTML
16 61 (12.87%) SQL
17 58 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
18 57 (12.03%) Finance
19 56 (11.81%) OO
20 47 (9.92%) Perl
21 46 (9.70%) TDD
22 45 (9.49%) ASP.NET
23 44 (9.28%) UNIX
23 44 (9.28%) Internet
23 44 (9.28%) Wireless
24 43 (9.07%) Scrum
25 41 (8.65%) SQL Server
25 41 (8.65%) Embedded Systems
26 40 (8.44%) CSS

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 19 (4.01%) OpenStack
2 11 (2.32%) CloudStack
2 11 (2.32%) Apache
3 10 (2.11%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.63%) MS Office
2 2 (0.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.42%) Simulink
2 2 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) Blender
3 1 (0.21%) Maya
3 1 (0.21%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) LabWindows
1 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (9.28%) Internet
1 44 (9.28%) Wireless
2 20 (4.22%) TCP/IP
3 19 (4.01%) HTTP
4 18 (3.80%) Ethernet
5 9 (1.90%) SNMP
5 9 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (1.69%) LTE
6 8 (1.69%) SSH
6 8 (1.69%) 3G
7 7 (1.48%) RTP
7 7 (1.48%) Bluetooth
8 5 (1.05%) ATM
8 5 (1.05%) 4G
9 4 (0.84%) Broadband
9 4 (0.84%) PSTN
9 4 (0.84%) VoIP
9 4 (0.84%) IGMP
9 4 (0.84%) Gigabit Ethernet
9 4 (0.84%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.27%) MySQL
3 15 (3.16%) Big Data
4 6 (1.27%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.05%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (5.70%) Git (software)
2 23 (4.85%) Selenium
2 23 (4.85%) Visual Studio
3 17 (3.59%) Bugzilla
4 14 (2.95%) Jenkins
5 12 (2.53%) Maven
6 10 (2.11%) Hudson
7 9 (1.90%) WebDriver
8 8 (1.69%) GCC
8 8 (1.69%) LLVM
9 7 (1.48%) Subversion
9 7 (1.48%) NUnit
10 6 (1.27%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.27%) ReSharper
10 6 (1.27%) Mercurial
10 6 (1.27%) NuGet
11 5 (1.05%) CMake
11 5 (1.05%) Ranorex
11 5 (1.05%) Moq
11 5 (1.05%) FitNesse
General
1 57 (12.03%) Finance
2 38 (8.02%) Telecoms
3 36 (7.59%) Electronics
4 24 (5.06%) Multimedia
5 19 (4.01%) Automotive
6 14 (2.95%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.74%) Military
8 7 (1.48%) Marketing
9 5 (1.05%) Avionics
10 4 (0.84%) French Language
10 4 (0.84%) German Language
10 4 (0.84%) Italian Language
10 4 (0.84%) Japanese Language
11 3 (0.63%) Banking
12 2 (0.42%) Retail
12 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (23.63%) .NET
2 73 (15.40%) HTML
3 45 (9.49%) ASP.NET
4 40 (8.44%) CSS
5 28 (5.91%) XML
6 21 (4.43%) STL
7 19 (4.01%) jQuery
8 18 (3.80%) .NET Framework
9 16 (3.38%) WCF
9 16 (3.38%) Flash
10 15 (3.16%) J2EE
10 15 (3.16%) Ajax
10 15 (3.16%) LINQ
11 14 (2.95%) Middleware
11 14 (2.95%) XSLT
12 13 (2.74%) WinForms
13 11 (2.32%) MFC
13 11 (2.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 10 (2.11%) Spring
14 10 (2.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 179 (37.76%) Computer Science
2 80 (16.88%) Mathematics
3 58 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (8.65%) Embedded Systems
5 37 (7.81%) Physics
6 27 (5.70%) Device Driver
7 26 (5.49%) Firmware
8 24 (5.06%) Mobile App
9 20 (4.22%) Cryptography
10 19 (4.01%) PKI
11 16 (3.38%) Open Source
12 11 (2.32%) STB
12 11 (2.32%) Streaming Video
12 11 (2.32%) MPEG
13 10 (2.11%) IPTV
14 9 (1.90%) User Experience
15 8 (1.69%) 3D Graphics
16 7 (1.48%) Management Information System
16 7 (1.48%) DTV
16 7 (1.48%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 141 (29.75%) Linux
2 82 (17.30%) Windows
3 44 (9.28%) UNIX
4 27 (5.70%) Android
5 20 (4.22%) Apple iOS
6 14 (2.95%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (1.69%) Debian
7 8 (1.69%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.05%) Windows CE
9 4 (0.84%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.63%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.42%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (77.64%) Software Engineering
2 122 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (11.81%) OO
4 46 (9.70%) TDD
5 43 (9.07%) Scrum
6 33 (6.96%) Automated Testing
7 32 (6.75%) Software Testing
7 32 (6.75%) Test Scripting
8 29 (6.12%) Test Automation
9 27 (5.70%) Multithreading
9 27 (5.70%) Manual Testing
10 24 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (5.06%) OOP
11 22 (4.64%) Regression Testing
12 16 (3.38%) Information Security
12 16 (3.38%) Product Management
13 15 (3.16%) Signal Processing
13 15 (3.16%) E-Commerce
13 15 (3.16%) UML
14 14 (2.95%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 222 (46.84%) C++
2 191 (40.30%) C#
3 177 (37.34%) C
4 170 (35.86%) Java
5 168 (35.44%) Python
6 82 (17.30%) JavaScript
7 61 (12.87%) SQL
8 47 (9.92%) Perl
9 31 (6.54%) Embedded C
10 24 (5.06%) Ruby
11 23 (4.85%) PHP
12 13 (2.74%) PL/SQL
12 13 (2.74%) Assembly Language
12 13 (2.74%) Objective-C
13 11 (2.32%) Bash Shell
13 11 (2.32%) Embedded C++
14 10 (2.11%) MATLAB
15 7 (1.48%) Tcl
16 5 (1.05%) Delphi
17 4 (0.84%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 239 (50.42%) Degree
2 23 (4.85%) PhD
3 18 (3.80%) ISEB
4 15 (3.16%) ISTQB
5 14 (2.95%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.63%) HNC
7 2 (0.42%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (16.03%) QA
2 17 (3.59%) ISO 9000
3 5 (1.05%) IEC 61508
3 5 (1.05%) DO-178B
4 4 (0.84%) JTAG
5 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 16 (3.38%) KVM
2 8 (1.69%) QEMU
3 3 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.42%) XenServer
4 2 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.21%) Puppet
1 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (6.33%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.22%) Oracle
3 6 (1.27%) Perforce
3 6 (1.27%) Rackspace
4 5 (1.05%) Red Gate
4 5 (1.05%) MKS
4 5 (1.05%) Epiphany
5 4 (0.84%) TOWER Software
5 4 (0.84%) QNX
6 3 (0.63%) VMware
6 3 (0.63%) JBoss
7 2 (0.42%) Symbian
7 2 (0.42%) SAP
7 2 (0.42%) Citrix
7 2 (0.42%) Zend
8 1 (0.21%) Synopsys
8 1 (0.21%) Facebook
8 1 (0.21%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.21%) NetApp
8 1 (0.21%) Red Hat
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