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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Programmer
Rank 93 112 108
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 22 2 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.39% 0.13% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 0.14% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 22 2 10
Average salary £47,500 £34,250 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.68% -16.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,850 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,650 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
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
1528 1418 1734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.22% 95.62% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1221 1234 1493
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 2 March 2015.

Software Programmer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 27 (96.43%) Degree
2 25 (89.29%) Software Engineering
3 24 (85.71%) Python
4 16 (57.14%) C
4 16 (57.14%) C++
5 12 (42.86%) Electronics
5 12 (42.86%) Linux
5 12 (42.86%) QA
5 12 (42.86%) Test Automation
6 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (35.71%) Scrum
7 10 (35.71%) Windows
8 9 (32.14%) HTML
8 9 (32.14%) Computer Science
9 8 (28.57%) XML
9 8 (28.57%) MATLAB
10 6 (21.43%) ICMP
10 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
10 6 (21.43%) Perforce
10 6 (21.43%) Perl
10 6 (21.43%) SQL
10 6 (21.43%) JIRA
11 4 (14.29%) TDD
11 4 (14.29%) Ethernet
12 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
13 2 (7.14%) PHP
13 2 (7.14%) XSL
13 2 (7.14%) Java
13 2 (7.14%) Wireless
13 2 (7.14%) Multimedia

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
1 6 (21.43%) ICMP
2 4 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 2 (7.14%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (3.57%) GoogleTest
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.57%) NUnit
General
1 12 (42.86%) Electronics
2 2 (7.14%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) HTML
2 8 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (7.14%) XSL
3 2 (7.14%) Ajax
4 1 (3.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (3.57%) HTML5
4 1 (3.57%) CSS3
4 1 (3.57%) .NET
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.57%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Linux
2 10 (35.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Software Engineering
2 12 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (35.71%) Scrum
5 4 (14.29%) TDD
6 1 (3.57%) UML
6 1 (3.57%) Validation
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Testing
6 1 (3.57%) User Stories
6 1 (3.57%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (85.71%) Python
2 16 (57.14%) C
2 16 (57.14%) C++
3 8 (28.57%) MATLAB
4 6 (21.43%) Perl
4 6 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.14%) PHP
6 2 (7.14%) Java
7 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (96.43%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Perforce
2 1 (3.57%) Google
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft