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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 11 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 248 316 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.20% 17.77% 20.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.23% 21.44% 25.40%
Number of salaries quoted 207 254 304
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,150 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1226 1474 1323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 85.02% 82.90% 79.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1038 1193 1151
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 2 July 2015.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 335 (60.91%) Degree
2 267 (48.55%) C++
3 257 (46.73%) Computer Science
4 228 (41.45%) C#
5 185 (33.64%) Java
6 182 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
7 173 (31.45%) C
8 151 (27.45%) .NET
9 148 (26.91%) SQL
10 126 (22.91%) Linux
11 116 (21.09%) Python
12 114 (20.73%) OO
13 108 (19.64%) Mathematics
14 107 (19.45%) Windows
15 105 (19.09%) HTML
16 98 (17.82%) JavaScript
17 78 (14.18%) Algorithms
18 75 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
19 72 (13.09%) ASP.NET
20 69 (12.55%) Scrum
21 68 (12.36%) Finance
22 67 (12.18%) Microsoft
23 66 (12.00%) SQL Server
24 63 (11.45%) jQuery
24 63 (11.45%) Android
25 60 (10.91%) Electronics
26 52 (9.45%) Apple iOS
27 50 (9.09%) CSS
27 50 (9.09%) Oracle
28 48 (8.73%) Physics

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 10 (1.82%) OpenStack
2 8 (1.45%) Apache
3 5 (0.91%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.73%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.36%) CloudStack
6 2 (0.36%) SAS
6 2 (0.36%) IIS
6 2 (0.36%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.18%) CMS
7 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.18%) Confluence
7 1 (0.18%) JBoss
7 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.18%) Kentico
7 1 (0.18%) Node.js
7 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 11 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.82%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.09%) AutoCAD
3 6 (1.09%) SOLIDWORKS
3 6 (1.09%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 6 (1.09%) Revit
3 6 (1.09%) MicroStation
3 6 (1.09%) Solid Edge
3 6 (1.09%) Siemens NX
3 6 (1.09%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.73%) SaaS
4 3 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.09%) Wireless
2 24 (4.36%) Internet
3 20 (3.64%) TCP/IP
4 12 (2.18%) Ethernet
5 9 (1.64%) Bluetooth
5 9 (1.64%) HTTP
6 7 (1.27%) ZigBee
7 4 (0.73%) SSL
7 4 (0.73%) ICMP
7 4 (0.73%) Firewall
7 4 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.55%) 3G
8 3 (0.55%) FTP
8 3 (0.55%) LTE
9 2 (0.36%) AMQP
9 2 (0.36%) MQTT
9 2 (0.36%) 3GPP
9 2 (0.36%) SSH
10 1 (0.18%) IGMP
10 1 (0.18%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.45%) MySQL
3 15 (2.73%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.82%) Big Data
5 9 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (1.64%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.27%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.36%) Spotfire
9 2 (0.36%) QlikView
9 2 (0.36%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.36%) Firebird
9 2 (0.36%) Text Mining
10 1 (0.18%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.18%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (5.27%) Visual Studio
2 27 (4.91%) Git (software)
3 25 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 22 (4.00%) Selenium
5 15 (2.73%) JIRA
6 14 (2.55%) GCC
7 13 (2.36%) Maven
8 12 (2.18%) NUnit
9 9 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (1.45%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.27%) LLVM
11 7 (1.27%) Mercurial
12 6 (1.09%) Subversion
12 6 (1.09%) Hudson
13 5 (0.91%) Bugzilla
13 5 (0.91%) Eclipse
14 3 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (0.55%) Rhino Mocks
14 3 (0.55%) Moq
14 3 (0.55%) GDB
General
1 68 (12.36%) Finance
2 60 (10.91%) Electronics
3 23 (4.18%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.91%) Marketing
5 9 (1.64%) Automotive
6 7 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.09%) Banking
8 2 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.18%) Publishing
9 1 (0.18%) Games
9 1 (0.18%) Military
9 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.18%) Back Office
9 1 (0.18%) Retail
9 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.18%) French Language
9 1 (0.18%) German Language
9 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 353 (64.18%) Software Engineer
2 191 (34.73%) Developer
3 85 (15.45%) Software Developer
4 52 (9.45%) Graduate
5 47 (8.55%) Senior Software Engineer
5 47 (8.55%) C# Software Engineer
6 39 (7.09%) Programmer
7 36 (6.55%) Java Developer
7 36 (6.55%) C++ Developer
8 34 (6.18%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 32 (5.82%) C# Developer
9 32 (5.82%) Test Engineer
10 31 (5.64%) C++ Software Engineer
11 28 (5.09%) Senior Developer
12 27 (4.91%) Software Programmer
13 24 (4.36%) .NET Software Engineer
14 21 (3.82%) Software Test Engineer
14 21 (3.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 16 (2.91%) Support Engineer
16 14 (2.55%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (27.45%) .NET
2 105 (19.09%) HTML
3 72 (13.09%) ASP.NET
4 63 (11.45%) jQuery
5 50 (9.09%) CSS
6 41 (7.45%) MFC
7 39 (7.09%) XML
8 30 (5.45%) Web Services
9 26 (4.73%) HTML5
10 25 (4.55%) WPF
11 22 (4.00%) WCF
12 21 (3.82%) Spring
13 19 (3.45%) SOAP
14 14 (2.55%) CSS3
15 13 (2.36%) J2EE
16 11 (2.00%) JSP
16 11 (2.00%) Java EE
16 11 (2.00%) Hibernate
16 11 (2.00%) PhoneGap
17 8 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 257 (46.73%) Computer Science
2 108 (19.64%) Mathematics
3 78 (14.18%) Algorithms
4 75 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (8.73%) Physics
6 39 (7.09%) User Experience
7 29 (5.27%) Pocket PC
8 25 (4.55%) Client/Server
9 22 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
10 20 (3.64%) Mobile App
11 19 (3.45%) Mechatronics
12 18 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (3.09%) Visualisation
14 16 (2.91%) Robotics
14 16 (2.91%) Device Driver
15 12 (2.18%) GIS
16 11 (2.00%) Statistics
16 11 (2.00%) Cryptography
16 11 (2.00%) Internet of Things
17 9 (1.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 126 (22.91%) Linux
2 107 (19.45%) Windows
3 63 (11.45%) Android
4 52 (9.45%) Apple iOS
5 31 (5.64%) UNIX
6 10 (1.82%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.55%) AIX
7 3 (0.55%) HPUX
7 3 (0.55%) Solaris
7 3 (0.55%) Windows CE
8 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.36%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.18%) Symbian OS
9 1 (0.18%) SUSE
9 1 (0.18%) Debian
9 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (20.73%) OO
3 69 (12.55%) Scrum
4 44 (8.00%) TDD
5 43 (7.82%) SDLC
6 34 (6.18%) Test Automation
7 32 (5.82%) Multithreading
7 32 (5.82%) MVC
8 31 (5.64%) OOD
8 31 (5.64%) Mentoring
9 28 (5.09%) Open Source
10 25 (4.55%) Analytics
11 22 (4.00%) User Stories
11 22 (4.00%) OOP
11 22 (4.00%) Unit Testing
12 20 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (3.45%) Kanban
14 17 (3.09%) Data Analysis
14 17 (3.09%) Test Strategy
15 16 (2.91%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 267 (48.55%) C++
2 228 (41.45%) C#
3 185 (33.64%) Java
4 173 (31.45%) C
5 148 (26.91%) SQL
6 116 (21.09%) Python
7 98 (17.82%) JavaScript
8 42 (7.64%) Objective-C
9 40 (7.27%) Embedded C
10 38 (6.91%) Perl
11 36 (6.55%) Embedded C++
12 26 (4.73%) MATLAB
13 16 (2.91%) PHP
14 11 (2.00%) Bash Shell
15 9 (1.64%) Assembly Language
16 8 (1.45%) Delphi
17 7 (1.27%) Shell Script
18 6 (1.09%) T-SQL
19 5 (0.91%) XAML
20 4 (0.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 335 (60.91%) Degree
2 29 (5.27%) MCP
2 29 (5.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (3.82%) PhD
4 8 (1.45%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.55%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.18%) ISEB
7 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.36%) QA
2 3 (0.55%) TickIT
3 2 (0.36%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.18%) JTAG
System Software
1 22 (4.00%) Firmware
2 9 (1.64%) KVM
3 7 (1.27%) QEMU
4 6 (1.09%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.55%) Docker
6 2 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.18%) XenServer
7 1 (0.18%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 4 (0.73%) Puppet
1 4 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.36%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 67 (12.18%) Microsoft
2 50 (9.09%) Oracle
3 12 (2.18%) Perforce
4 11 (2.00%) Xamarin
5 9 (1.64%) TOWER Software
6 8 (1.45%) Rackspace
7 7 (1.27%) Google
8 6 (1.09%) Autodesk
9 4 (0.73%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.55%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.55%) QNX
10 3 (0.55%) VMware
11 2 (0.36%) ESRI
11 2 (0.36%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.36%) SAP
11 2 (0.36%) Cognos
11 2 (0.36%) Wind River
11 2 (0.36%) WorldPay
12 1 (0.18%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.18%) MuleSoft
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