The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 87 89
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 33 24 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.42% 2.03% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 2.08% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 30 21 20
Median salary £52,500 £59,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.01% +26.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 1331 1153 1384
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 97.80% 97.38% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1022 981 1168
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 £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Senior Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 52 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 40 (76.92%) C++
3 31 (59.62%) C
4 30 (57.69%) Linux
5 21 (40.38%) Embedded C
6 19 (36.54%) Multimedia
7 18 (34.62%) Assembly Language
7 18 (34.62%) Windows
8 17 (32.69%) Degree
8 17 (32.69%) Multithreading
9 16 (30.77%) Video Processing
9 16 (30.77%) Embedded C++
10 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (23.08%) Wireless
12 11 (21.15%) Python
13 10 (19.23%) Scrum
13 10 (19.23%) Cryptography
14 8 (15.38%) Java
14 8 (15.38%) Git (software)
15 7 (13.46%) Android
15 7 (13.46%) Android Development
15 7 (13.46%) Electronics
15 7 (13.46%) Mathematics
16 6 (11.54%) Linux Command Line
17 5 (9.62%) Cross-Platform Development
17 5 (9.62%) Multithreaded Programming
17 5 (9.62%) 802.1X
17 5 (9.62%) 802.11
17 5 (9.62%) Bluetooth
17 5 (9.62%) C#

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:

Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.08%) Wireless
2 5 (9.62%) 802.11
2 5 (9.62%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.92%) Internet
3 1 (1.92%) SNMP
3 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (36.54%) Multimedia
2 7 (13.46%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) 802.1X
2 4 (7.69%) HTML
3 2 (3.85%) .NET
3 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (3.85%) CSS
3 2 (3.85%) HTML5
3 2 (3.85%) POSIX
3 2 (3.85%) Qt
3 2 (3.85%) STL
4 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.92%) Django
4 1 (1.92%) RESTful
4 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 30 (57.69%) Linux
2 18 (34.62%) Windows
3 7 (13.46%) Android
4 4 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (3.85%) Unix
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (32.69%) Multithreading
3 16 (30.77%) Video Processing
4 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (19.23%) Cryptography
5 10 (19.23%) Scrum
6 7 (13.46%) Android Development
6 7 (13.46%) Mathematics
7 5 (9.62%) Cross-Platform Development
7 5 (9.62%) Multithreaded Programming
8 3 (5.77%) SDLC
9 2 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (3.85%) Machine Learning
9 2 (3.85%) OOP
9 2 (3.85%) Refactoring
9 2 (3.85%) Signal Processing
9 2 (3.85%) UML
10 1 (1.92%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.92%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 40 (76.92%) C++
2 31 (59.62%) C
3 21 (40.38%) Embedded C
4 18 (34.62%) Assembly Language
5 16 (30.77%) Embedded C++
6 11 (21.15%) Python
7 8 (15.38%) Java
8 5 (9.62%) C#
8 5 (9.62%) Perl
9 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
10 2 (3.85%) SQL
11 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (32.69%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.85%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Docker
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