Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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

Software Engineer/Developer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 63 95
Rank change year-on-year -22 +32 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 59 148 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.88% 4.72% 2.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.97% 4.87% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 55 125 54
Cambridge median annual salary £55,000 £39,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.03% - -2.50%
10th Percentile £41,150 £27,500 £27,325
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £55,000 £39,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year +39.24% -4.24% +3.13%

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 1,989 3,042 2,152
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.98% 97.00% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,495 2,260 1,821
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +1.12%
10th Percentile £30,350 £29,725 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,000 £71,250 £66,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

Developer/Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer/Software Engineer in Cambridge

Developer/Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Developer/Software Engineer in Cambridge

Developer/Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Developer/Software Engineer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, Developer/Software Engineer 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/Software Engineer in the job title.

1 49 (83.05%) Java
2 47 (79.66%) Software Engineering
3 44 (74.58%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (62.71%) C#
5 34 (57.63%) C++
6 33 (55.93%) Python
7 26 (44.07%) Mathematics
8 24 (40.68%) C
9 23 (38.98%) JavaScript
10 22 (37.29%) Artificial Intelligence
11 21 (35.59%) PhD
12 20 (33.90%) Natural Language Processing
13 19 (32.20%) Multithreading
13 19 (32.20%) Algorithms
14 18 (30.51%) Machine Learning
14 18 (30.51%) Distributed Algorithms
15 17 (28.81%) Deep Learning
15 17 (28.81%) Bayesian Methods
15 17 (28.81%) TensorFlow
15 17 (28.81%) Computational Linguistics
15 17 (28.81%) Computational Biology
15 17 (28.81%) Probabilistic Modelling
15 17 (28.81%) Reinforcement Learning
15 17 (28.81%) Decision-Making
15 17 (28.81%) MPhil
15 17 (28.81%) Biology
16 16 (27.12%) Publishing
16 16 (27.12%) Games
16 16 (27.12%) Robotics
16 16 (27.12%) Smart City

Developer/Software Engineer 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 1 (1.69%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.86%) GitHub
2 5 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) NoSQL
2 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.47%) Big Data
4 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.17%) JIRA
3 2 (3.39%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (27.12%) Games
1 16 (27.12%) Publishing
2 7 (11.86%) Telecoms
3 6 (10.17%) Aerospace
3 6 (10.17%) Automotive
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (33.90%) Natural Language Processing
2 17 (28.81%) TensorFlow
3 16 (27.12%) AngularJS
4 14 (23.73%) .NET
4 14 (23.73%) Web Services
5 12 (20.34%) CSS
6 11 (18.64%) ASP.NET
6 11 (18.64%) HTML
7 7 (11.86%) jQuery
7 7 (11.86%) JSON
7 7 (11.86%) RESTful
8 6 (10.17%) Angular 2
8 6 (10.17%) Apache Flex
9 4 (6.78%) React
10 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
10 3 (5.08%) Django
10 3 (5.08%) REST
10 3 (5.08%) SOAP
11 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (3.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (32.20%) Algorithms
2 16 (27.12%) Robotics
2 16 (27.12%) Smart City
3 7 (11.86%) Client/Server
4 5 (8.47%) Virtual Team
5 4 (6.78%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.39%) NHS
7 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.69%) Fintech
7 1 (1.69%) IPTV
7 1 (1.69%) Media Streaming
7 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.69%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (1.69%) STB
7 1 (1.69%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Windows
2 6 (10.17%) Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Android
3 1 (1.69%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (79.66%) Software Engineering
2 44 (74.58%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (44.07%) Mathematics
4 22 (37.29%) Artificial Intelligence
5 19 (32.20%) Multithreading
6 18 (30.51%) Distributed Algorithms
6 18 (30.51%) Machine Learning
7 17 (28.81%) Bayesian Methods
7 17 (28.81%) Biology
7 17 (28.81%) Computational Biology
7 17 (28.81%) Computational Linguistics
7 17 (28.81%) Decision-Making
7 17 (28.81%) Deep Learning
7 17 (28.81%) Probabilistic Modelling
7 17 (28.81%) Reinforcement Learning
8 11 (18.64%) OO
9 9 (15.25%) Front End Development
9 9 (15.25%) MVC
10 8 (13.56%) Mathematical Modelling
11 7 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 49 (83.05%) Java
2 37 (62.71%) C#
3 34 (57.63%) C++
4 33 (55.93%) Python
5 24 (40.68%) C
6 23 (38.98%) JavaScript
7 11 (18.64%) SQL
8 5 (8.47%) Java 8
8 5 (8.47%) TypeScript
8 5 (8.47%) VB
9 3 (5.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (35.59%) PhD
2 17 (28.81%) MPhil
3 6 (10.17%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Docker
1 1 (1.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (1.69%) Xamarin