Period
to 17 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Developer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 705 914 910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 27.16% 33.84% 37.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.19% 34.66% 38.16%
Number of salaries quoted 546 782 839
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £61,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 2,501 2,637 2,385
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.34% 97.63% 97.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,727 2,016 1,967
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.30%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £66,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +1.15%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Cambridge

Developer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Developer in Cambridge

Developer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Developer in Cambridge

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, Developer job roles required the following IT 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 featuring Developer in the job title.

1 336 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (36.31%) C#
3 252 (35.74%) Software Engineering
4 245 (34.75%) Python
5 243 (34.47%) JavaScript
6 211 (29.93%) C++
7 210 (29.79%) Java
8 206 (29.22%) .NET
9 157 (22.27%) SQL
10 141 (20.00%) AngularJS
11 128 (18.16%) Mathematics
12 124 (17.59%) SQL Server
12 124 (17.59%) OO
13 122 (17.30%) HTML
14 120 (17.02%) Degree
15 116 (16.45%) Web Services
15 116 (16.45%) Linux
16 115 (16.31%) Computer Science
17 113 (16.03%) RESTful
17 113 (16.03%) CSS
18 111 (15.74%) Algorithms
19 105 (14.89%) Windows
20 102 (14.47%) C
21 98 (13.90%) Git (software)
22 96 (13.62%) TDD
23 92 (13.05%) Multithreading
24 86 (12.20%) Unit Testing
25 83 (11.77%) Machine Learning
26 82 (11.63%) WPF
27 80 (11.35%) Continuous Integration

Developer Skill Set
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 25 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (1.99%) OpenStack
3 8 (1.13%) nginx
4 7 (0.99%) WordPress
5 6 (0.85%) Apache
5 6 (0.85%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.71%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.43%) CMS
8 3 (0.43%) Drupal
8 3 (0.43%) IIS
8 3 (0.43%) Kentico
8 3 (0.43%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.14%) JBoss
10 1 (0.14%) Jetty
10 1 (0.14%) SAS
10 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.99%) HipChat
3 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.14%) Simulink
4 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (3.55%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.43%) Magento
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 69 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (7.38%) GitHub
4 25 (3.55%) OpenShift
5 7 (0.99%) Azure Data Factory
5 7 (0.99%) Dropbox
6 6 (0.85%) SaaS
7 4 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.57%) Office 365
8 3 (0.43%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.43%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.28%) npm
10 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.28%) HTTP
3 8 (1.13%) Ethernet
3 8 (1.13%) Internet
3 8 (1.13%) SMS
4 7 (0.99%) Broadband
5 4 (0.57%) IPv6
6 3 (0.43%) Wireless
7 2 (0.28%) Intranet
8 1 (0.14%) 3G
8 1 (0.14%) 4G
8 1 (0.14%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.14%) LAN
8 1 (0.14%) MQTT
8 1 (0.14%) SNMP
8 1 (0.14%) TETRA
8 1 (0.14%) VLAN
8 1 (0.14%) WAN
8 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (17.59%) SQL Server
2 52 (7.38%) Big Data
3 43 (6.10%) NoSQL
4 40 (5.67%) Relational Database
5 39 (5.53%) MySQL
6 32 (4.54%) SQL Server 2016
7 29 (4.11%) MongoDB
8 25 (3.55%) Apache Cassandra
9 18 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (1.70%) Blockchain
12 11 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
13 10 (1.42%) Power BI
13 10 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 5 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
16 4 (0.57%) Hadoop
16 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 98 (13.90%) Git (software)
2 44 (6.24%) JIRA
3 40 (5.67%) Visual Studio
4 28 (3.97%) TeamCity
5 22 (3.12%) Jenkins
6 21 (2.98%) NUnit
7 17 (2.41%) Sonatype Nexus
8 16 (2.27%) Cucumber
8 16 (2.27%) Mercurial
9 14 (1.99%) ReSharper
9 14 (1.99%) Selenium
10 8 (1.13%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.99%) Vagrant
11 7 (0.99%) webpack
12 4 (0.57%) HP UFT
12 4 (0.57%) IntelliJ
13 3 (0.43%) JUnit
13 3 (0.43%) Xcode
14 2 (0.28%) Subversion
General
1 73 (10.35%) Finance
2 31 (4.40%) Games
3 24 (3.40%) Marketing
4 18 (2.55%) Automotive
5 16 (2.27%) Aerospace
6 11 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.56%) Retail
7 10 (1.42%) Publishing
8 8 (1.13%) Advertising
8 8 (1.13%) Law
9 7 (0.99%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.85%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.57%) Banking
11 4 (0.57%) Electronics
12 3 (0.43%) Military
13 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (29.22%) .NET
2 141 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 122 (17.30%) HTML
4 116 (16.45%) Web Services
5 113 (16.03%) CSS
5 113 (16.03%) RESTful
6 82 (11.63%) WPF
7 75 (10.64%) ASP.NET
8 69 (9.79%) Node.js
9 58 (8.23%) .NET Framework
10 54 (7.66%) React
11 49 (6.95%) WinForms
12 46 (6.52%) jQuery
13 43 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
14 37 (5.25%) Spring
14 37 (5.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 36 (5.11%) HTML5
16 34 (4.82%) ASP.NET Web API
17 32 (4.54%) RabbitMQ
18 31 (4.40%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 115 (16.31%) Computer Science
2 111 (15.74%) Algorithms
3 50 (7.09%) User Experience
4 33 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (4.68%) Greenfield Project
5 32 (4.54%) Data Structures
6 31 (4.40%) Fintech
7 26 (3.69%) Mobile App
8 22 (3.12%) Life Science
9 19 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (2.55%) Private Cloud
11 17 (2.41%) Smartphone
12 16 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 16 (2.27%) Online Games
13 10 (1.42%) NHS
14 9 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (1.28%) Public Cloud
14 9 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
15 7 (0.99%) Cloud Native
15 7 (0.99%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 116 (16.45%) Linux
2 105 (14.89%) Windows
3 57 (8.09%) Apple iOS
4 34 (4.82%) Android
5 19 (2.70%) Unix
6 9 (1.28%) Debian
6 9 (1.28%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (35.74%) Software Engineering
3 128 (18.16%) Mathematics
4 124 (17.59%) OO
5 96 (13.62%) TDD
6 92 (13.05%) Multithreading
7 86 (12.20%) Unit Testing
8 83 (11.77%) Machine Learning
9 80 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
10 71 (10.07%) Artificial Intelligence
11 68 (9.65%) Test Automation
12 67 (9.50%) SDLC
13 66 (9.36%) MVC
13 66 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
14 60 (8.51%) Kanban
14 60 (8.51%) Scrum
15 58 (8.23%) Front End Development
15 58 (8.23%) Web Development
16 52 (7.38%) DevOps
16 52 (7.38%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 256 (36.31%) C#
2 245 (34.75%) Python
3 243 (34.47%) JavaScript
4 211 (29.93%) C++
5 210 (29.79%) Java
6 157 (22.27%) SQL
7 102 (14.47%) C
8 49 (6.95%) Ruby
9 41 (5.82%) PHP
10 37 (5.25%) T-SQL
11 29 (4.11%) Scala
12 24 (3.40%) TypeScript
13 19 (2.70%) F#
14 17 (2.41%) Go
15 16 (2.27%) Apple Swift
15 16 (2.27%) Objective-C
16 10 (1.42%) Bash Shell
16 10 (1.42%) Java 8
16 10 (1.42%) VB
17 7 (0.99%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 120 (17.02%) Degree
2 52 (7.38%) PhD
3 24 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.28%) MCPD
5 2 (0.28%) MCSD
5 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.40%) QA
2 16 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (0.28%) WAI
System Software
1 47 (6.67%) Docker
2 14 (1.99%) Firmware
2 14 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (0.43%) HDFS
5 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.14%) LXC
Systems Management
1 28 (3.97%) Ansible
2 25 (3.55%) Kubernetes
3 19 (2.70%) Kibana
4 18 (2.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 18 (2.55%) WSUS
5 16 (2.27%) Terraform
6 7 (0.99%) Consul
6 7 (0.99%) Packer
7 4 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.43%) Oozie
9 1 (0.14%) logstash
9 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 69 (9.79%) Microsoft
2 54 (7.66%) WorldPay
3 23 (3.26%) Google
4 20 (2.84%) Oracle
5 15 (2.13%) VMware
6 14 (1.99%) Xamarin
7 12 (1.70%) Mapbox
8 8 (1.13%) Capita
9 7 (0.99%) Perforce
9 7 (0.99%) Samsung
10 6 (0.85%) Cadence
10 6 (0.85%) Synopsys
11 5 (0.71%) RedGate
12 4 (0.57%) Hortonworks
13 3 (0.43%) Adobe
13 3 (0.43%) CA
14 2 (0.28%) Cloudera
14 2 (0.28%) Facebook
14 2 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
14 2 (0.28%) Tableau