The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Programmer
Rank 87 121 113
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 21 1 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.41% 0.056% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 0.059% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 21 1 18
Average salary £47,500 £36,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.94% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
Software Programmer
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
1443 1708 1948
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 97.11% 95.21% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1207 1488 1705
Average salary £43,900 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Programmer in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Software Programmer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Software Programmer Salary Trend in Cambridge

Software Programmer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Programmer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Software Programmer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Software Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 34 (89.47%) Degree
2 32 (84.21%) Software Engineering
3 30 (78.95%) Python
4 19 (50.00%) C
5 18 (47.37%) Linux
5 18 (47.37%) Test Automation
6 17 (44.74%) C++
6 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (42.11%) QA
8 14 (36.84%) Scrum
9 13 (34.21%) Windows
9 13 (34.21%) SQL
10 12 (31.58%) HTML
10 12 (31.58%) XML
10 12 (31.58%) Electronics
11 11 (28.95%) TCP/IP
12 10 (26.32%) Computer Science
13 9 (23.68%) JIRA
13 9 (23.68%) ICMP
13 9 (23.68%) Perl
13 9 (23.68%) Perforce
14 8 (21.05%) MATLAB
15 5 (13.16%) Java
16 4 (10.53%) TDD
16 4 (10.53%) Ethernet
16 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
17 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
17 3 (7.89%) C#
17 3 (7.89%) .NET
18 2 (5.26%) J2EE

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Software Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) TCP/IP
2 9 (23.68%) ICMP
3 4 (10.53%) Ethernet
4 2 (5.26%) HTTP
4 2 (5.26%) SSL
4 2 (5.26%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) JIRA
2 2 (5.26%) NUnit
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.63%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (2.63%) GoogleTest
General
1 12 (31.58%) Electronics
2 2 (5.26%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) XML
1 12 (31.58%) HTML
2 3 (7.89%) .NET
3 2 (5.26%) J2EE
3 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.26%) Web Services
3 2 (5.26%) XSL
3 2 (5.26%) Ajax
4 1 (2.63%) WCF
4 1 (2.63%) LINQ
4 1 (2.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (2.63%) HTML5
4 1 (2.63%) CSS3
4 1 (2.63%) CSS
4 1 (2.63%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) Cryptography
2 2 (5.26%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 18 (47.37%) Linux
2 13 (34.21%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (84.21%) Software Engineering
2 18 (47.37%) Test Automation
3 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (36.84%) Scrum
5 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
5 4 (10.53%) TDD
6 2 (5.26%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.63%) Agile Testing
7 1 (2.63%) User Stories
7 1 (2.63%) UML
7 1 (2.63%) Validation
7 1 (2.63%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.63%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.63%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 30 (78.95%) Python
2 19 (50.00%) C
3 17 (44.74%) C++
4 13 (34.21%) SQL
5 9 (23.68%) Perl
6 8 (21.05%) MATLAB
7 5 (13.16%) Java
8 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
8 3 (7.89%) C#
9 2 (5.26%) PHP
10 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (89.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (42.11%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Perforce
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Google
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