Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 2 1
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 953 746 958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 28.79% 33.13% 32.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.69% 34.08% 33.32%
Number of salaries quoted 812 716 868
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -6.98% +7.50%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £58,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,250
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%

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 3,210 2,189 2,875
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.98% 97.20% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,358 1,814 2,362
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.45% +8.75%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £27,525
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,875 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%

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 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Developer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 404 (42.39%) C#
2 372 (39.03%) JavaScript
3 370 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
3 370 (38.82%) Software Engineering
4 348 (36.52%) Degree
5 314 (32.95%) Python
6 298 (31.27%) C++
7 292 (30.64%) Computer Science
8 280 (29.38%) Java
9 258 (27.07%) .NET
10 217 (22.77%) SQL
11 212 (22.25%) HTML
12 200 (20.99%) AngularJS
13 198 (20.78%) OO
14 197 (20.67%) Mathematics
15 195 (20.46%) CSS
16 169 (17.73%) Microsoft
17 163 (17.10%) SDLC
18 162 (17.00%) Web Development
19 161 (16.89%) Finance
20 147 (15.42%) Linux
21 143 (15.01%) MVC
22 141 (14.80%) Algorithms
23 140 (14.69%) WPF
24 132 (13.85%) C
25 131 (13.75%) RESTful
26 129 (13.54%) TDD
27 128 (13.43%) SQL Server
28 127 (13.33%) ASP.NET
29 124 (13.01%) React

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 58 (6.09%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (0.73%) Tomcat
3 6 (0.63%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.63%) Umbraco
4 5 (0.52%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.42%) Apache
6 3 (0.31%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.31%) CMS
7 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.10%) Drupal
8 1 (0.10%) IIS
8 1 (0.10%) JBoss
8 1 (0.10%) Jetty
8 1 (0.10%) nginx
8 1 (0.10%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (0.31%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.21%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.10%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.10%) Maya
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.10%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 11 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 120 (12.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (6.51%) GitHub
4 24 (2.52%) SaaS
5 23 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.15%) OpenShift
7 7 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.21%) Office 365
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.10%) Google Play
11 1 (0.10%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.25%) TCP/IP
2 22 (2.31%) Internet
3 18 (1.89%) Wireless
4 16 (1.68%) HTTP
5 6 (0.63%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.42%) Bluetooth
6 4 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.31%) ZigBee
8 2 (0.21%) VPN
9 1 (0.10%) Broadband
9 1 (0.10%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.10%) Intranet
9 1 (0.10%) Modbus
9 1 (0.10%) SMS
9 1 (0.10%) SNMP
9 1 (0.10%) SSL
9 1 (0.10%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 111 (11.65%) Relational Database
3 82 (8.60%) Big Data
4 71 (7.45%) MongoDB
5 68 (7.14%) NoSQL
6 53 (5.56%) MySQL
7 37 (3.88%) SQL Server 2016
8 26 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (2.31%) Geospatial Data
10 21 (2.20%) GIS
11 16 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (1.68%) HBase
12 15 (1.57%) Hadoop
13 12 (1.26%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.73%) Data Mining
15 7 (0.73%) Text Mining
16 6 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 81 (8.50%) Git (software)
2 67 (7.03%) TeamCity
3 66 (6.93%) NUnit
4 65 (6.82%) Visual Studio
5 27 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (2.62%) Jenkins
6 25 (2.62%) JIRA
7 20 (2.10%) Selenium
8 19 (1.99%) Cucumber
9 16 (1.68%) Mercurial
10 15 (1.57%) gulp
11 12 (1.26%) Bitbucket
12 11 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
13 10 (1.05%) Maven
14 9 (0.94%) JUnit
14 9 (0.94%) webpack
15 7 (0.73%) Moq
15 7 (0.73%) MSBuild
15 7 (0.73%) Subversion
16 6 (0.63%) GitLab
General
1 161 (16.89%) Finance
2 39 (4.09%) Games
3 31 (3.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 26 (2.73%) Electronics
5 19 (1.99%) Retail
6 15 (1.57%) Advertising
7 11 (1.15%) Law
8 9 (0.94%) Legal
9 8 (0.84%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.63%) Interactive Media
10 6 (0.63%) Marketing
11 4 (0.42%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.42%) Automotive
12 3 (0.31%) Banking
12 3 (0.31%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.10%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (27.07%) .NET
2 212 (22.25%) HTML
3 200 (20.99%) AngularJS
4 195 (20.46%) CSS
5 140 (14.69%) WPF
6 131 (13.75%) RESTful
7 127 (13.33%) ASP.NET
8 124 (13.01%) React
9 108 (11.33%) Web Services
10 107 (11.23%) jQuery
11 101 (10.60%) Node.js
12 87 (9.13%) ASP.NET MVC
13 77 (8.08%) HTML5
14 67 (7.03%) WCF
15 62 (6.51%) Spring
16 59 (6.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 58 (6.09%) ASP.NET Web API
18 50 (5.25%) Django
19 48 (5.04%) RabbitMQ
20 46 (4.83%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 292 (30.64%) Computer Science
2 141 (14.80%) Algorithms
3 60 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (5.14%) Mobile App
5 42 (4.41%) User Experience
6 40 (4.20%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (2.31%) Life Science
8 21 (2.20%) 3D Graphics
8 21 (2.20%) Smartphone
9 19 (1.99%) Fintech
10 17 (1.78%) Data Structures
11 16 (1.68%) Management Information System
12 14 (1.47%) Blog
12 14 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
13 13 (1.36%) Client/Server
13 13 (1.36%) Mobile Payment
14 11 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 11 (1.15%) Online Games
14 11 (1.15%) Private Cloud
15 10 (1.05%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 147 (15.42%) Linux
2 88 (9.23%) Windows
3 65 (6.82%) Android
4 42 (4.41%) Apple iOS
5 33 (3.46%) Unix
6 14 (1.47%) Debian
7 7 (0.73%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.10%) CentOS
10 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
1 370 (38.82%) Software Engineering
2 198 (20.78%) OO
3 197 (20.67%) Mathematics
4 163 (17.10%) SDLC
5 162 (17.00%) Web Development
6 143 (15.01%) MVC
7 129 (13.54%) TDD
8 118 (12.38%) Test Automation
9 116 (12.17%) Multithreading
10 105 (11.02%) Machine Learning
11 102 (10.70%) Unit Testing
12 90 (9.44%) Scrum
13 75 (7.87%) Analytics
14 71 (7.45%) Web Application Development
15 64 (6.72%) OOP
15 64 (6.72%) Physics
16 61 (6.40%) Artificial Intelligence
17 57 (5.98%) Mentoring
18 55 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 404 (42.39%) C#
2 372 (39.03%) JavaScript
3 314 (32.95%) Python
4 298 (31.27%) C++
5 280 (29.38%) Java
6 217 (22.77%) SQL
7 132 (13.85%) C
8 81 (8.50%) Ruby
9 55 (5.77%) F#
10 44 (4.62%) PHP
11 33 (3.46%) T-SQL
12 23 (2.41%) Bash Shell
13 22 (2.31%) MATLAB
14 19 (1.99%) Objective-C
15 16 (1.68%) VB
15 16 (1.68%) VB6
16 15 (1.57%) VB.NET
17 14 (1.47%) Embedded C
18 13 (1.36%) Embedded C++
18 13 (1.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 348 (36.52%) Degree
2 81 (8.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 60 (6.30%) PhD
4 11 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (0.63%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.31%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.31%) ISEB
6 3 (0.31%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.31%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.10%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.15%) PCI DSS
1 11 (1.15%) QA
2 2 (0.21%) WAI
3 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (5.77%) Docker
2 6 (0.63%) Firmware
3 4 (0.42%) LXC
4 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 37 (3.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 37 (3.88%) Kibana
1 37 (3.88%) WSUS
2 5 (0.52%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.31%) Puppet
4 2 (0.21%) Ansible
5 1 (0.10%) Mesos
5 1 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 169 (17.73%) Microsoft
2 43 (4.51%) Google
3 31 (3.25%) Oracle
4 15 (1.57%) Cisco
4 15 (1.57%) Symantec
5 14 (1.47%) Samsung
5 14 (1.47%) Twitter
6 13 (1.36%) Facebook
7 12 (1.26%) WorldPay
8 8 (0.84%) Intel
9 7 (0.73%) Adobe
9 7 (0.73%) IBM
9 7 (0.73%) NVIDIA
9 7 (0.73%) Terracotta
9 7 (0.73%) Xamarin
10 6 (0.63%) Sony
11 5 (0.52%) SAP
12 4 (0.42%) TOWER Software
13 3 (0.31%) VMware
14 2 (0.21%) Cadence