Period
to 6 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 6 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 5 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Degree 148 390 755
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cambridge 18.14% 23.72% 24.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 57.81% 74.57% 65.88%
Number of salaries quoted 82 297 563
Median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,875 £90,000 £61,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 256 523 1,146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 31.37% 31.81% 37.23%
Number of salaries quoted 133 361 813
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £87,500 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Cambridge

Degree
Salary Trend in Cambridge

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Degree in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Degree in Cambridge

Degree
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Salary distribution for jobs citing Degree in Cambridge over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Degree in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, IT jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Degree.

1 53 (35.81%) Software Engineering
2 51 (34.46%) Computer Science
3 50 (33.78%) C++
4 48 (32.43%) Python
5 46 (31.08%) C#
6 43 (29.05%) Linux
7 40 (27.03%) Windows
8 37 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (22.30%) Microsoft
10 31 (20.95%) AWS
11 30 (20.27%) Computer Science Degree
11 30 (20.27%) Validation
12 26 (17.57%) SQL
12 26 (17.57%) Azure
13 25 (16.89%) .NET
14 24 (16.22%) Project Management
14 24 (16.22%) Mathematics
15 23 (15.54%) Visual Studio
15 23 (15.54%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (14.86%) JIRA
17 20 (13.51%) JavaScript
18 19 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
19 18 (12.16%) Git (software)
19 18 (12.16%) Jenkins
20 17 (11.49%) SQL Server
20 17 (11.49%) Test Automation
20 17 (11.49%) Subversion
21 16 (10.81%) WPF
21 16 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
21 16 (10.81%) CMake

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.38%) SAS
2 3 (2.03%) Apache
3 2 (1.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.68%) Confluence
4 1 (0.68%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.68%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.70%) EPLAN
3 4 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (20.95%) AWS
2 26 (17.57%) Azure
3 9 (6.08%) Office 365
4 6 (4.05%) Slack
5 4 (2.70%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.35%) SaaS
6 2 (1.35%) Serverless
7 1 (0.68%) GCP
7 1 (0.68%) IaaS
7 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.46%) RS-485
2 12 (8.11%) TCP/IP
3 10 (6.76%) RS-232
4 7 (4.73%) Network Security
5 6 (4.05%) Wireless
6 5 (3.38%) Firewall
6 5 (3.38%) Internet
7 4 (2.70%) Ethernet
7 4 (2.70%) Modbus
8 3 (2.03%) LAN
8 3 (2.03%) NAS
8 3 (2.03%) VLAN
8 3 (2.03%) VPN
8 3 (2.03%) WAN
9 2 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.35%) Intranet
9 2 (1.35%) SAN
9 2 (1.35%) VoIP
9 2 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.68%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.08%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (5.41%) MySQL
3 8 (5.41%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.05%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.05%) OLAP
5 4 (2.70%) Power BI
6 2 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.35%) Big Data
6 2 (1.35%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (15.54%) Visual Studio
2 22 (14.86%) JIRA
3 18 (12.16%) Git (software)
3 18 (12.16%) Jenkins
4 17 (11.49%) Subversion
5 16 (10.81%) CMake
6 8 (5.41%) Buildbot
6 8 (5.41%) Clang
6 8 (5.41%) CruiseControl
6 8 (5.41%) GCC
6 8 (5.41%) Xcode
7 7 (4.73%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.35%) GitLab
8 2 (1.35%) GNU Toolchain
8 2 (1.35%) Selenium
9 1 (0.68%) GoCD
9 1 (0.68%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.68%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.68%) Spinnaker
General
1 10 (6.76%) Law
2 9 (6.08%) Games
3 7 (4.73%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.73%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.38%) Automotive
4 5 (3.38%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.70%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.03%) Advertising
6 3 (2.03%) Legal
7 2 (1.35%) Marketing
8 1 (0.68%) Electronics
8 1 (0.68%) Finance
8 1 (0.68%) Military
8 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (18.92%) Developer
2 27 (18.24%) Software Engineer
3 14 (9.46%) C# Developer
3 14 (9.46%) C++ Developer
4 13 (8.78%) Principal Engineer
5 9 (6.08%) Data Engineer
6 8 (5.41%) Build Engineer
6 8 (5.41%) C++/C# Developer
7 7 (4.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (4.73%) IP Engineer
7 7 (4.73%) Senior Software Engineer
8 6 (4.05%) .NET Developer
8 6 (4.05%) Analyst
8 6 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (4.05%) Optical Engineer
8 6 (4.05%) Principal Software Engineer
8 6 (4.05%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.05%) Transmission Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.89%) .NET
2 16 (10.81%) WPF
3 11 (7.43%) HTML
3 11 (7.43%) OpenGL
4 10 (6.76%) ASP.NET
4 10 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (6.76%) WinForms
5 6 (4.05%) AngularJS
5 6 (4.05%) D3.js
5 6 (4.05%) Node.js
5 6 (4.05%) REST
6 5 (3.38%) React
7 4 (2.70%) CSS
7 4 (2.70%) CSS3
7 4 (2.70%) GraphQL
7 4 (2.70%) Web Services
8 3 (2.03%) Yocto
9 2 (1.35%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (1.35%) NumPy
9 2 (1.35%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.81%) Data Centre
3 13 (8.78%) Robotics
4 9 (6.08%) Animation
4 9 (6.08%) Photography
5 8 (5.41%) Algorithms
5 8 (5.41%) Data Structures
6 6 (4.05%) Smartphone
6 6 (4.05%) Wiki
7 5 (3.38%) Blog
7 5 (3.38%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (3.38%) User Experience
8 4 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (2.03%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (1.35%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.68%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 43 (29.05%) Linux
2 40 (27.03%) Windows
3 15 (10.14%) Android
4 14 (9.46%) Apple iOS
5 12 (8.11%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.03%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.03%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.35%) CentOS
7 2 (1.35%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.35%) Robot Operating System
7 2 (1.35%) Unix
7 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.68%) Debian
8 1 (0.68%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (35.81%) Software Engineering
2 51 (34.46%) Computer Science
3 37 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (20.27%) Validation
5 24 (16.22%) Mathematics
5 24 (16.22%) Project Management
6 23 (15.54%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (11.49%) Test Automation
8 15 (10.14%) Android Development
8 15 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (9.46%) iOS Development
9 14 (9.46%) Network Architecture
9 14 (9.46%) Requirements Gathering
10 13 (8.78%) Machine Learning
10 13 (8.78%) SDLC
10 13 (8.78%) Software Testing
11 12 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (7.43%) Scrum
13 10 (6.76%) Multithreading
13 10 (6.76%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 50 (33.78%) C++
2 48 (32.43%) Python
3 46 (31.08%) C#
4 26 (17.57%) SQL
5 20 (13.51%) JavaScript
6 13 (8.78%) C
7 10 (6.76%) T-SQL
8 9 (6.08%) Embedded C
9 8 (5.41%) Lua
10 7 (4.73%) Bash Shell
10 7 (4.73%) R
10 7 (4.73%) Scala
11 6 (4.05%) Embedded C++
11 6 (4.05%) Go
12 5 (3.38%) PowerShell
12 5 (3.38%) Shell Script
13 4 (2.70%) Java
14 2 (1.35%) Groovy
14 2 (1.35%) Perl
15 1 (0.68%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 30 (20.27%) Computer Science Degree
2 16 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (9.46%) CCIE
3 14 (9.46%) JNCIA
4 6 (4.05%) Master's Degree
5 5 (3.38%) SANS
6 4 (2.70%) HNC
7 2 (1.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (1.35%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.35%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.68%) CISA
8 1 (0.68%) CISM
8 1 (0.68%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.46%) SLA
2 5 (3.38%) AICPA
2 5 (3.38%) COBIT
2 5 (3.38%) NIST
2 5 (3.38%) QA
3 3 (2.03%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (6.76%) Docker
2 7 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.38%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.35%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.35%) vSphere
5 1 (0.68%) Firmware
5 1 (0.68%) KVM
5 1 (0.68%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 9 (6.08%) Ansible
2 4 (2.70%) Puppet
3 2 (1.35%) Nagios
4 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.68%) SCCM
4 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (22.30%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.14%) Juniper
3 10 (6.76%) Cisco
3 10 (6.76%) VMware
4 6 (4.05%) Autodesk
4 6 (4.05%) Oracle
4 6 (4.05%) Tableau
5 2 (1.35%) HP
6 1 (0.68%) Citrix
6 1 (0.68%) Google
6 1 (0.68%) New Relic
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.68%) Veeam