Period
to 31 March 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

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

Senior Software Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 86 52
Rank change year-on-year +34 -34 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 56 52 179
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.98% 2.86% 5.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.19% 2.97% 5.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33 40 153
Median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% -2.65% +13.00%
10th Percentile £51,250 £42,500 £44,250
90th Percentile £83,000 £90,000 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £56,500
% change year-on-year +13.64% -2.65% +13.00%

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 1,078 1,753 3,286
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.82% 96.32% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 658 1,282 2,317
Median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,125 £29,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, Senior 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 Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 56 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 32 (57.14%) Linux
3 29 (51.79%) Java
3 29 (51.79%) Git (software)
3 29 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (48.21%) Spring
5 24 (42.86%) TDD
5 24 (42.86%) Banking
5 24 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 24 (42.86%) Kanban
5 24 (42.86%) Oracle
5 24 (42.86%) Scrum
5 24 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
5 24 (42.86%) WorldPay
5 24 (42.86%) FIS
5 24 (42.86%) Technical Leadership
6 23 (41.07%) Python
7 21 (37.50%) C++
8 20 (35.71%) C
8 20 (35.71%) Mathematics
9 19 (33.93%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (33.93%) Algorithms
10 18 (32.14%) Prototyping
10 18 (32.14%) Signal Processing
10 18 (32.14%) Data Analysis
10 18 (32.14%) Robotics
10 18 (32.14%) MATLAB
10 18 (32.14%) Automotive
10 18 (32.14%) Manufacturing
11 16 (28.57%) AWS

Senior 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 2 (3.57%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 16 (28.57%) AWS
2 8 (14.29%) OpenShift
3 6 (10.71%) Azure
4 3 (5.36%) GCP
5 1 (1.79%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) DHCP
2 1 (1.79%) IPv4
2 1 (1.79%) IPv6
2 1 (1.79%) SSL
2 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) NoSQL
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (51.79%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.36%) Gradle
2 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.36%) Maven
General
1 24 (42.86%) Banking
2 18 (32.14%) Automotive
2 18 (32.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.79%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (48.21%) Spring
2 9 (16.07%) AngularJS
3 5 (8.93%) .NET
4 3 (5.36%) React
4 3 (5.36%) Redux
4 3 (5.36%) RESTful
4 3 (5.36%) Spring Boot
4 3 (5.36%) Swagger
4 3 (5.36%) Web Services
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Core
5 1 (1.79%) Node.js
5 1 (1.79%) OpenID
5 1 (1.79%) POSIX
5 1 (1.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.93%) Algorithms
2 18 (32.14%) Robotics
3 8 (14.29%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.57%) Internet of Things
4 2 (3.57%) PKI
5 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.79%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.79%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 32 (57.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 29 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
3 24 (42.86%) Kanban
3 24 (42.86%) Scrum
3 24 (42.86%) TDD
3 24 (42.86%) Technical Leadership
3 24 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 20 (35.71%) Mathematics
5 19 (33.93%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (32.14%) Data Analysis
6 18 (32.14%) Prototyping
6 18 (32.14%) Signal Processing
7 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
8 5 (8.93%) DevOps
8 5 (8.93%) OO
9 4 (7.14%) Multithreading
9 4 (7.14%) OOP
10 3 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (5.36%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 29 (51.79%) Java
2 23 (41.07%) Python
3 21 (37.50%) C++
4 20 (35.71%) C
5 18 (32.14%) MATLAB
6 7 (12.50%) C#
7 5 (8.93%) SQL
8 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
9 3 (5.36%) Java 8
10 2 (3.57%) Go
10 2 (3.57%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.79%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 24 (42.86%) FIS
1 24 (42.86%) Oracle
1 24 (42.86%) WorldPay
2 3 (5.36%) Google
3 1 (1.79%) Alibaba