Period
to 19 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £49,250 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 65 97
Rank change year-on-year -12 +32 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 66 133 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.02% 4.89% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.15% 4.99% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 60 113 44
Cambridge median annual salary £49,250 £39,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.28% -25.71% +31.25%
10th Percentile £36,250 £29,000 £25,800
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £71,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £39,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +21.79% -22.00% +25.00%

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 2,098 2,665 2,232
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 97.91% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,624 2,080 1,869
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.15%
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,139 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +0.31% - +4.65%

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018, 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 58 (87.88%) Software Engineering
2 46 (69.70%) Java
3 41 (62.12%) C#
4 40 (60.61%) Python
5 38 (57.58%) C++
5 38 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (40.91%) PhD
7 25 (37.88%) Mathematics
8 24 (36.36%) C
9 23 (34.85%) Multithreading
10 22 (33.33%) Algorithms
11 20 (30.30%) Machine Learning
11 20 (30.30%) AngularJS
12 19 (28.79%) Distributed Algorithms
12 19 (28.79%) Artificial Intelligence
12 19 (28.79%) JavaScript
12 19 (28.79%) SQL
13 18 (27.27%) Natural Language Processing
14 17 (25.76%) Bayesian Methods
14 17 (25.76%) MPhil
14 17 (25.76%) .NET
14 17 (25.76%) Windows
15 16 (24.24%) SQL Server
16 14 (21.21%) OO
17 12 (18.18%) Robotics
17 12 (18.18%) Biology
17 12 (18.18%) Computer Science
17 12 (18.18%) Publishing
17 12 (18.18%) Games
17 12 (18.18%) Visual Studio

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 (1.52%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.18%) GitHub
2 6 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.03%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.03%) CloudFront
4 2 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) Internet
1 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.64%) Big Data
3 8 (12.12%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.03%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 9 (13.64%) JIRA
3 5 (7.58%) ReSharper
4 2 (3.03%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.52%) GoogleTest
General
1 12 (18.18%) Games
1 12 (18.18%) Publishing
2 9 (13.64%) Aerospace
2 9 (13.64%) Automotive
3 2 (3.03%) Finance
3 2 (3.03%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.30%) AngularJS
2 18 (27.27%) Natural Language Processing
3 17 (25.76%) .NET
4 12 (18.18%) TensorFlow
5 9 (13.64%) Angular 2
5 9 (13.64%) CSS
5 9 (13.64%) HTML
6 8 (12.12%) .NET Framework
7 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET
8 6 (9.09%) STL
8 6 (9.09%) Web Services
9 3 (4.55%) React
9 3 (4.55%) WCF
9 3 (4.55%) WPF
10 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (3.03%) CSS3
10 2 (3.03%) HTML5
10 2 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (1.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 22 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 12 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 12 (18.18%) Robotics
2 12 (18.18%) Smart City
3 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.09%) Virtual Team
5 5 (7.58%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (6.06%) NHS
7 2 (3.03%) Data Structures
7 2 (3.03%) Life Science
8 1 (1.52%) Fintech
8 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.76%) Windows
2 11 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (3.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (87.88%) Software Engineering
2 38 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (37.88%) Mathematics
4 23 (34.85%) Multithreading
5 20 (30.30%) Machine Learning
6 19 (28.79%) Artificial Intelligence
6 19 (28.79%) Distributed Algorithms
7 17 (25.76%) Bayesian Methods
8 14 (21.21%) OO
9 12 (18.18%) Biology
9 12 (18.18%) Computational Biology
9 12 (18.18%) Computational Linguistics
9 12 (18.18%) Decision-Making
9 12 (18.18%) Deep Learning
9 12 (18.18%) Probabilistic Modelling
9 12 (18.18%) Reinforcement Learning
10 10 (15.15%) Physics
11 9 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (13.64%) Kanban
12 8 (12.12%) Mathematical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 46 (69.70%) Java
2 41 (62.12%) C#
3 40 (60.61%) Python
4 38 (57.58%) C++
5 24 (36.36%) C
6 19 (28.79%) JavaScript
6 19 (28.79%) SQL
7 7 (10.61%) T-SQL
7 7 (10.61%) VB
8 6 (9.09%) Java 8
8 6 (9.09%) TypeScript
9 2 (3.03%) Go
10 1 (1.52%) PHP
10 1 (1.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (40.91%) PhD
2 17 (25.76%) MPhil
3 3 (4.55%) Degree
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Ansible
2 1 (1.52%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (6.06%) Xamarin
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (1.52%) Google
3 1 (1.52%) VMware