The median annual salary for a Programmer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 69 60
Rank change year-on-year -23 -9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 26 37 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.89% 3.17% 3.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 3.26% 3.90%
Number of salaries quoted 26 34 54
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £59,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1343 1136 1412
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 97.60% 97.26% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1028 961 1189
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured Programmer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Programmer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 35 (66.04%) C#
2 26 (49.06%) SQL Server
2 26 (49.06%) MVC
3 24 (45.28%) ASP.NET
3 24 (45.28%) .NET
4 21 (39.62%) C++
4 21 (39.62%) ASP.NET MVC
5 18 (33.96%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (32.08%) Microsoft
7 16 (30.19%) Software Engineering
7 16 (30.19%) Web Services
7 16 (30.19%) Amazon AWS
7 16 (30.19%) WCF
8 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (22.64%) Microservices
9 12 (22.64%) AngularJS
9 12 (22.64%) OO
9 12 (22.64%) SOA
10 11 (20.75%) STL
10 11 (20.75%) UML
10 11 (20.75%) GoogleTest
10 11 (20.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 11 (20.75%) Google
11 10 (18.87%) Windows
11 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
12 9 (16.98%) Degree
13 8 (15.09%) WF
13 8 (15.09%) RESTful
13 8 (15.09%) SignalR
13 8 (15.09%) Razor View Engine

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 6 (11.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.77%) Kentico
2 2 (3.77%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.89%) Apache
3 1 (1.89%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 16 (30.19%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (49.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.89%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.89%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) GoogleTest
2 4 (7.55%) MSTest
2 4 (7.55%) NUnit
General
1 4 (7.55%) Banking
2 2 (3.77%) Automotive
3 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (45.28%) .NET
1 24 (45.28%) ASP.NET
2 21 (39.62%) ASP.NET MVC
3 18 (33.96%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (30.19%) WCF
4 16 (30.19%) Web Services
5 12 (22.64%) AngularJS
6 11 (20.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 11 (20.75%) STL
7 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 8 (15.09%) Razor View Engine
7 8 (15.09%) RESTful
7 8 (15.09%) SignalR
7 8 (15.09%) WF
8 7 (13.21%) HTML
8 7 (13.21%) WPF
9 6 (11.32%) CSS
9 6 (11.32%) Node.js
10 4 (7.55%) HTML5
10 4 (7.55%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) NHS
2 4 (7.55%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.89%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (49.06%) MVC
2 16 (30.19%) Software Engineering
3 12 (22.64%) Microservices
3 12 (22.64%) OO
3 12 (22.64%) SOA
4 11 (20.75%) UML
5 8 (15.09%) Workflow
6 4 (7.55%) Informatics
6 4 (7.55%) TDD
7 3 (5.66%) Bioinformatics
7 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.66%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.77%) Web Development
9 1 (1.89%) BDD
9 1 (1.89%) DevOps
9 1 (1.89%) Image Processing
9 1 (1.89%) Machine Learning
9 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.89%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 35 (66.04%) C#
2 21 (39.62%) C++
3 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
4 7 (13.21%) SQL
5 5 (9.43%) Java
5 5 (9.43%) XAML
6 4 (7.55%) Perl
6 4 (7.55%) PHP
6 4 (7.55%) Python
7 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) Degree
2 3 (5.66%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Docker
Vendors
1 17 (32.08%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.75%) Google
3 7 (13.21%) Oracle
4 2 (3.77%) Sitecore
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