The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 3 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 348 270 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 21.66% 18.78% 16.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.50% 22.69% 22.27%
Number of salaries quoted 279 227 212
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Software Engineering
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1313 1190 1271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 81.71% 82.75% 72.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1017 990 1062
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,900 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cambridge region.

Software Engineering Salary Trend in Cambridge

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 375 (48.14%) Degree
2 317 (40.69%) C++
3 307 (39.41%) Computer Science
4 296 (38.00%) C
5 293 (37.61%) C#
6 252 (32.35%) Java
7 228 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
8 226 (29.01%) Linux
9 217 (27.86%) Python
10 194 (24.90%) .NET
11 158 (20.28%) Finance
12 154 (19.77%) SQL
13 144 (18.49%) HTML
14 143 (18.36%) Windows
15 125 (16.05%) Mathematics
16 117 (15.02%) OO
17 112 (14.38%) JavaScript
18 97 (12.45%) CSS
18 97 (12.45%) Algorithms
19 95 (12.20%) UNIX
20 82 (10.53%) Scrum
20 82 (10.53%) User Experience
21 73 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
22 71 (9.11%) Embedded C
22 71 (9.11%) Electronics
23 70 (8.99%) TDD
24 69 (8.86%) SQL Server
25 65 (8.34%) Internet
26 64 (8.22%) Perl
27 62 (7.96%) ASP.NET

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (2.95%) Apache
2 21 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 19 (2.44%) OpenStack
4 7 (0.90%) CloudStack
4 7 (0.90%) Node.js
5 4 (0.51%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.39%) Oracle Spatial
6 3 (0.39%) IIS
7 1 (0.13%) JBoss
7 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.13%) WordPress
7 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.13%) Kentico
7 1 (0.13%) SAS
7 1 (0.13%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (3.21%) Photoshop
2 24 (3.08%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.64%) MS Office
3 5 (0.64%) TargetLink
4 4 (0.51%) Mathematica
4 4 (0.51%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.39%) Simulink
6 1 (0.13%) Maya
6 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.13%) Blender
Business Applications
1 3 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.77%) SaaS
2 6 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 65 (8.34%) Internet
2 60 (7.70%) Wireless
3 37 (4.75%) TCP/IP
4 32 (4.11%) Ethernet
5 28 (3.59%) ZigBee
6 16 (2.05%) Bluetooth
7 15 (1.93%) 3G
8 14 (1.80%) SNMP
9 13 (1.67%) HTTP
9 13 (1.67%) 4G
9 13 (1.67%) iSCSI
9 13 (1.67%) 2G
10 12 (1.54%) LTE
11 10 (1.28%) 802.15
12 9 (1.16%) SAN
12 9 (1.16%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (1.03%) NAS
13 8 (1.03%) NFC
13 8 (1.03%) Intranet
13 8 (1.03%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.65%) MySQL
3 29 (3.72%) NoSQL
4 24 (3.08%) Big Data
5 17 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (1.80%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.77%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.77%) QlikView
10 5 (0.64%) Spotfire
11 4 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.39%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.39%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.13%) Firebird
13 1 (0.13%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 57 (7.32%) Visual Studio
2 45 (5.78%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.31%) Jenkins
4 16 (2.05%) Subversion
5 15 (1.93%) NUnit
6 14 (1.80%) GCC
7 13 (1.67%) MSTest
8 11 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (1.28%) LLVM
9 10 (1.28%) Maven
9 10 (1.28%) Eclipse
10 9 (1.16%) JIRA
10 9 (1.16%) Hudson
11 8 (1.03%) WiX
11 8 (1.03%) MSBuild
12 7 (0.90%) Bugzilla
12 7 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (0.77%) Selenium
14 5 (0.64%) Rhino Mocks
14 5 (0.64%) JUnit
General
1 158 (20.28%) Finance
2 71 (9.11%) Electronics
3 58 (7.45%) Telecoms
4 41 (5.26%) Marketing
5 29 (3.72%) Banking
6 27 (3.47%) Automotive
7 20 (2.57%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.80%) Multimedia
9 13 (1.67%) Military
10 11 (1.41%) Advertising
11 9 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.77%) Avionics
13 3 (0.39%) Local Government
14 2 (0.26%) Japanese Language
14 2 (0.26%) Billing
14 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.13%) French Language
15 1 (0.13%) German Language
15 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 441 (56.61%) Software Engineer
2 214 (27.47%) Developer
3 95 (12.20%) Software Developer
4 73 (9.37%) Graduate
5 62 (7.96%) Test Engineer
5 62 (7.96%) Senior Software Engineer
6 57 (7.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 52 (6.68%) C++ Software Engineer
8 44 (5.65%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 41 (5.26%) Java Developer
10 37 (4.75%) Programmer
11 32 (4.11%) Analyst
11 32 (4.11%) C# Software Engineer
12 30 (3.85%) Software Test Engineer
13 27 (3.47%) C++ Developer
14 26 (3.34%) Designer
15 24 (3.08%) Senior Developer
16 22 (2.82%) C# Developer
16 22 (2.82%) Graduate Developer
17 21 (2.70%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (24.90%) .NET
2 144 (18.49%) HTML
3 97 (12.45%) CSS
4 62 (7.96%) ASP.NET
5 56 (7.19%) XML
6 51 (6.55%) jQuery
7 42 (5.39%) WCF
8 38 (4.88%) HTML5
9 32 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 32 (4.11%) WPF
10 28 (3.59%) .NET Framework
11 25 (3.21%) Web Services
12 20 (2.57%) LINQ
13 18 (2.31%) J2EE
14 16 (2.05%) SOAP
14 16 (2.05%) STL
15 14 (1.80%) CGI
16 13 (1.67%) CSS3
17 12 (1.54%) RESTful
17 12 (1.54%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 307 (39.41%) Computer Science
2 125 (16.05%) Mathematics
3 97 (12.45%) Algorithms
4 82 (10.53%) User Experience
5 73 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
6 61 (7.83%) Device Driver
7 59 (7.57%) Open Source
7 59 (7.57%) Mobile App
8 56 (7.19%) Embedded Systems
9 39 (5.01%) Cryptography
10 36 (4.62%) Visualisation
11 33 (4.24%) Physics
12 21 (2.70%) Management Information System
13 20 (2.57%) Internet of Things
14 17 (2.18%) Data Structures
14 17 (2.18%) PKI
15 14 (1.80%) Statistics
16 10 (1.28%) Smart Meter
16 10 (1.28%) 3D Graphics
17 9 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 226 (29.01%) Linux
2 143 (18.36%) Windows
3 95 (12.20%) UNIX
4 59 (7.57%) Android
5 35 (4.49%) Apple iOS
6 29 (3.72%) Embedded Linux
7 12 (1.54%) Solaris
8 10 (1.28%) Windows Phone
9 6 (0.77%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.51%) Debian
10 4 (0.51%) AIX
10 4 (0.51%) HPUX
11 2 (0.26%) Windows CE
11 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (15.02%) OO
3 82 (10.53%) Scrum
4 70 (8.99%) TDD
5 54 (6.93%) MVC
5 54 (6.93%) Multithreading
6 47 (6.03%) OOD
7 45 (5.78%) Mentoring
8 38 (4.88%) Information Security
9 35 (4.49%) Regression Testing
10 30 (3.85%) Product Management
11 29 (3.72%) Analytics
12 25 (3.21%) Test Automation
13 24 (3.08%) Web Development
13 24 (3.08%) UML
14 23 (2.95%) Unit Testing
14 23 (2.95%) Software Architecture
15 22 (2.82%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (2.82%) Data Protection
16 21 (2.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 317 (40.69%) C++
2 296 (38.00%) C
3 293 (37.61%) C#
4 252 (32.35%) Java
5 217 (27.86%) Python
6 154 (19.77%) SQL
7 112 (14.38%) JavaScript
8 71 (9.11%) Embedded C
9 64 (8.22%) Perl
10 29 (3.72%) MATLAB
11 27 (3.47%) Embedded C++
12 20 (2.57%) Objective-C
12 20 (2.57%) Bash Shell
13 19 (2.44%) Assembly Language
13 19 (2.44%) PHP
14 17 (2.18%) Delphi
15 15 (1.93%) PowerShell
15 15 (1.93%) Ruby
16 12 (1.54%) XAML
17 10 (1.28%) R
Qualifications
1 375 (48.14%) Degree
2 28 (3.59%) PhD
3 19 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.26%) CISSP
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.13%) MCP
5 1 (0.13%) HNC
5 1 (0.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.42%) QA
2 13 (1.67%) ISO 9000
3 8 (1.03%) ISO 8583
4 7 (0.90%) IEC 61508
4 7 (0.90%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.26%) JTAG
System Software
1 27 (3.47%) Firmware
2 11 (1.41%) Xen
2 11 (1.41%) XenServer
2 11 (1.41%) KVM
3 10 (1.28%) QEMU
4 9 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.13%) Puppet
1 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 50 (6.42%) Oracle
2 49 (6.29%) Microsoft
3 24 (3.08%) Google
4 10 (1.28%) Citrix
4 10 (1.28%) Perforce
5 9 (1.16%) VMware
6 8 (1.03%) TOWER Software
6 8 (1.03%) Sun
6 8 (1.03%) Sybase
6 8 (1.03%) Telerik
7 7 (0.90%) Intel
7 7 (0.90%) Sony
8 6 (0.77%) Rackspace
9 5 (0.64%) Apple
10 4 (0.51%) Facebook
10 4 (0.51%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.39%) QNX
11 3 (0.39%) Business Objects
11 3 (0.39%) Nokia
12 2 (0.26%) HP
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