Period
to 21 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 81 118
Rank change year-on-year +27 +37 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 125 92 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.90% 3.43% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.09% 3.52% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 90 80 39
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £39,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -25.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £39,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.38% -22.00% +11.11%

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 2,457 2,617 2,380
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.35% 97.65% 97.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,706 2,001 1,965
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £66,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +1.15%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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.

1 116 (92.80%) Software Engineering
2 79 (63.20%) C++
3 60 (48.00%) C#
4 55 (44.00%) Python
5 50 (40.00%) Java
6 42 (33.60%) Mathematics
7 41 (32.80%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (32.00%) .NET
8 40 (32.00%) Windows
9 39 (31.20%) Linux
9 39 (31.20%) C
10 35 (28.00%) Computer Science
11 33 (26.40%) JavaScript
11 33 (26.40%) Physics
12 32 (25.60%) SQL Server
13 31 (24.80%) SQL
13 31 (24.80%) Multithreading
14 30 (24.00%) Algorithms
15 26 (20.80%) AngularJS
16 24 (19.20%) PhD
17 23 (18.40%) Visual Studio
17 23 (18.40%) GitHub
18 22 (17.60%) Problem-Solving
19 21 (16.80%) .NET Framework
19 21 (16.80%) CSS
19 21 (16.80%) HTML
20 20 (16.00%) T-SQL
20 20 (16.00%) Refactoring
21 19 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
22 18 (14.40%) Machine Learning

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 (0.80%) Apache
1 1 (0.80%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.80%) OpenStack
1 1 (0.80%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.40%) GitHub
2 4 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.60%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.60%) CloudFront
4 2 (1.60%) SaaS
5 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.20%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (25.60%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.40%) Big Data
3 6 (4.80%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.60%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (18.40%) Visual Studio
2 16 (12.80%) JIRA
3 13 (10.40%) ReSharper
4 6 (4.80%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.80%) GoogleTest
5 1 (0.80%) NUnit
General
1 16 (12.80%) Aerospace
1 16 (12.80%) Automotive
2 4 (3.20%) Games
2 4 (3.20%) Publishing
3 3 (2.40%) Finance
3 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.60%) Military
5 1 (0.80%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (32.00%) .NET
2 26 (20.80%) AngularJS
3 21 (16.80%) .NET Framework
3 21 (16.80%) CSS
3 21 (16.80%) HTML
4 16 (12.80%) Angular 2
5 15 (12.00%) Natural Language Processing
6 11 (8.80%) STL
7 8 (6.40%) ASP.NET
7 8 (6.40%) Web Services
8 5 (4.00%) TensorFlow
8 5 (4.00%) WCF
9 4 (3.20%) React
9 4 (3.20%) SOAP
9 4 (3.20%) WPF
10 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.40%) XML
11 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (1.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (0.80%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 35 (28.00%) Computer Science
2 30 (24.00%) Algorithms
3 19 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.00%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.20%) NHS
5 4 (3.20%) Robotics
5 4 (3.20%) Smart City
5 4 (3.20%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.60%) Life Science
7 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 40 (32.00%) Windows
2 39 (31.20%) Linux
3 8 (6.40%) Unix
4 1 (0.80%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (92.80%) Software Engineering
2 42 (33.60%) Mathematics
3 41 (32.80%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (26.40%) Physics
5 31 (24.80%) Multithreading
6 22 (17.60%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (16.00%) Refactoring
8 18 (14.40%) CAD
8 18 (14.40%) Machine Learning
8 18 (14.40%) PLM
9 16 (12.80%) Artificial Intelligence
9 16 (12.80%) Continuous Delivery
9 16 (12.80%) Distributed Algorithms
9 16 (12.80%) Kanban
10 15 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (12.00%) SDLC
10 15 (12.00%) Unit Testing
11 14 (11.20%) Bayesian Methods
12 13 (10.40%) OO
13 10 (8.00%) CAE
Programming Languages
1 79 (63.20%) C++
2 60 (48.00%) C#
3 55 (44.00%) Python
4 50 (40.00%) Java
5 39 (31.20%) C
6 33 (26.40%) JavaScript
7 31 (24.80%) SQL
8 20 (16.00%) T-SQL
9 10 (8.00%) VB
10 4 (3.20%) Java 8
10 4 (3.20%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.60%) Go
11 2 (1.60%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.80%) Julia
12 1 (0.80%) PHP
12 1 (0.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (19.20%) PhD
2 18 (14.40%) Degree
3 2 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.40%) Docker
2 1 (0.80%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.60%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (2.40%) Xamarin
2 2 (1.60%) Oracle
3 1 (0.80%) DevExpress
3 1 (0.80%) Google
3 1 (0.80%) VMware