Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Senior Software Developer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 128 123
Rank change year-on-year -10 -5 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 45 19 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.44% 0.84% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 0.86% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 35 17 34
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £58,000 £51,925
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.10% +11.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £42,000 £47,300 £42,500
90th Percentile £68,000 £62,750 £60,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £56,250 £51,350
% change year-on-year -15.56% +9.54% +2.70%

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 3048 2210 2742
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.29% 97.40% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2322 1842 2381
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.51% +9.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in Cambridge

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Senior Software Developer in Cambridge

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Developer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Senior Software Developer 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 Senior Software Developer in the job title.

1 31 (68.89%) C#
1 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (66.67%) .NET
3 28 (62.22%) Software Engineering
4 26 (57.78%) OO
5 23 (51.11%) Web Services
6 22 (48.89%) MVC
7 20 (44.44%) OOD
8 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
9 18 (40.00%) ASP.NET
9 18 (40.00%) WCF
9 18 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (37.78%) Relational Database
10 17 (37.78%) Git (software)
10 17 (37.78%) NUnit
10 17 (37.78%) HTML
11 16 (35.56%) CSS
11 16 (35.56%) Computer Science
11 16 (35.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 16 (35.56%) HTML5
11 16 (35.56%) AngularJS
12 15 (33.33%) REST
12 15 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (33.33%) TDD
13 14 (31.11%) Subversion
13 14 (31.11%) Systems Analysis
13 14 (31.11%) Ajax
13 14 (31.11%) Degree
13 14 (31.11%) JSON

Senior Software Developer 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 (2.22%) Kentico
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.89%) GitHub
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.22%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) WAN
2 1 (2.22%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (37.78%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (37.78%) Git (software)
1 17 (37.78%) NUnit
2 15 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (31.11%) Jenkins
3 14 (31.11%) Moq
3 14 (31.11%) MSBuild
3 14 (31.11%) Subversion
3 14 (31.11%) TeamCity
4 5 (11.11%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.44%) WebSharper
6 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Advertising
2 3 (6.67%) Marketing
3 2 (4.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Automotive
4 1 (2.22%) Games
4 1 (2.22%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (66.67%) .NET
2 23 (51.11%) Web Services
3 18 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 18 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 18 (40.00%) WCF
4 17 (37.78%) HTML
5 16 (35.56%) AngularJS
5 16 (35.56%) CSS
5 16 (35.56%) HTML5
5 16 (35.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 15 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (33.33%) REST
7 14 (31.11%) Ajax
7 14 (31.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 14 (31.11%) CSS3
7 14 (31.11%) jQuery
7 14 (31.11%) JSON
8 8 (17.78%) RESTful
9 5 (11.11%) WPF
10 4 (8.89%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (35.56%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.11%) 3D Graphics
3 4 (8.89%) Algorithms
3 4 (8.89%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (6.67%) LIMS
5 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.44%) Social Network
5 2 (4.44%) User Experience
6 1 (2.22%) 3D Printing
6 1 (2.22%) CAN bus
6 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.22%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Linux
2 7 (15.56%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (62.22%) Software Engineering
3 26 (57.78%) OO
4 22 (48.89%) MVC
5 20 (44.44%) OOD
6 15 (33.33%) TDD
7 14 (31.11%) Inversion of Control
7 14 (31.11%) Release Management
7 14 (31.11%) Systems Analysis
7 14 (31.11%) Unit Testing
7 14 (31.11%) Waterfall
8 13 (28.89%) Mathematics
9 12 (26.67%) Mentoring
10 9 (20.00%) Scrum
11 7 (15.56%) SDLC
12 5 (11.11%) Analytics
12 5 (11.11%) Mathematical Modelling
12 5 (11.11%) Test Automation
13 4 (8.89%) Acceptance Criteria
13 4 (8.89%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (68.89%) C#
2 13 (28.89%) C++
3 11 (24.44%) SQL
4 7 (15.56%) Python
5 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.67%) Perl
6 3 (6.67%) PHP
7 2 (4.44%) C
7 2 (4.44%) F#
7 2 (4.44%) Java
8 1 (2.22%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.22%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.22%) Ruby
8 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Firmware
Vendors
1 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Twitter
3 1 (2.22%) Xamarin