Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Programmer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 81 58
Rank change year-on-year -84 -23 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 17 69 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.55% 3.03% 4.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 3.11% 4.19%
Number of salaries quoted 20 64 113
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,175 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,200 £65,000 £55,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -

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 3021 2218 2768
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.26% 97.41% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2303 1852 2396
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.51% +9.75%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in Cambridge

Programmer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Programmer in Cambridge

Programmer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Programmer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 14 (82.35%) C#
2 10 (58.82%) C++
3 7 (41.18%) .NET
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
4 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
5 5 (29.41%) MVC
5 5 (29.41%) WPF
6 4 (23.53%) Windows
6 4 (23.53%) OO
6 4 (23.53%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) Java
7 3 (17.65%) Web Services
7 3 (17.65%) Python
7 3 (17.65%) SOA
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) WCF
7 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
7 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
7 3 (17.65%) Microservices
7 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (11.76%) RESTful
8 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 2 (11.76%) Automotive
8 2 (11.76%) Apache Flex

Programmer 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 (5.88%) Kentico
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) GoogleTest
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.76%) Automotive
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
2 5 (29.41%) WPF
3 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
3 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (17.65%) WCF
3 3 (17.65%) Web Services
4 2 (11.76%) Apache Flex
4 2 (11.76%) CSS
4 2 (11.76%) HTML
4 2 (11.76%) RESTful
5 1 (5.88%) Angular 2
5 1 (5.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (5.88%) Express
5 1 (5.88%) jQuery
5 1 (5.88%) Node.js
5 1 (5.88%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (5.88%) SignalR
5 1 (5.88%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
1 2 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.88%) Internet of Things
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) MVC
2 4 (23.53%) OO
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
3 3 (17.65%) Microservices
3 3 (17.65%) SOA
4 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Image Processing
5 1 (5.88%) Kanban
5 1 (5.88%) Machine Learning
5 1 (5.88%) OOP
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) SDLC
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) UML
5 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Web Development
5 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) C#
2 10 (58.82%) C++
3 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) Java
5 3 (17.65%) Python
6 2 (11.76%) PHP
7 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
7 1 (5.88%) C
7 1 (5.88%) Objective-C
7 1 (5.88%) Perl
7 1 (5.88%) Ruby
7 1 (5.88%) Scala
7 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
7 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.88%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle