Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 17 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 Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 94 91
Rank change year-on-year +40 -3 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 154 54 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 5.07% 2.36% 2.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.21% 2.42% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 133 41 54
Cambridge median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £47,500 £40,500 £42,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,875
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -4.76%

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 2958 2229 2781
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.40% 97.42% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2265 1855 2402
Cambridge median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% +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 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

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
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 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.

1 154 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 117 (75.97%) C++
3 90 (58.44%) Linux
4 79 (51.30%) Multithreading
5 76 (49.35%) C
6 65 (42.21%) Degree
7 46 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (29.22%) Wireless
9 40 (25.97%) Computer Science
10 38 (24.68%) Multithreaded Programming
11 37 (24.03%) Scrum
11 37 (24.03%) Windows
12 32 (20.78%) Python
12 32 (20.78%) Java
12 32 (20.78%) Embedded C++
13 30 (19.48%) Embedded C
14 27 (17.53%) OO
15 22 (14.29%) Video Processing
15 22 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
15 22 (14.29%) Multimedia
16 21 (13.64%) Assembly Language
16 21 (13.64%) Cryptography
17 19 (12.34%) Collaborative Working
18 18 (11.69%) TDD
18 18 (11.69%) Test Automation
19 17 (11.04%) Embedded Linux
20 16 (10.39%) Mathematics
20 16 (10.39%) Finance
21 13 (8.44%) C#
21 13 (8.44%) Data Modelling

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (29.22%) Wireless
2 10 (6.49%) 3G
2 10 (6.49%) 4G
2 10 (6.49%) OpenVPN
3 3 (1.95%) HTTP
4 2 (1.30%) SNMP
4 2 (1.30%) WAN
5 1 (0.65%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.65%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.44%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.95%) Data Mining
2 3 (1.95%) GIS
2 3 (1.95%) Text Mining
3 2 (1.30%) Big Data
3 2 (1.30%) MySQL
4 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.19%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (4.55%) Bitbucket
2 7 (4.55%) JIRA
3 2 (1.30%) Selenium
3 2 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (14.29%) Multimedia
2 16 (10.39%) Finance
3 7 (4.55%) Electronics
4 4 (2.60%) Marketing
5 3 (1.95%) Advertising
6 2 (1.30%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.44%) Ehcache
2 10 (6.49%) Web Services
2 10 (6.49%) Yocto
3 9 (5.84%) RESTful
4 6 (3.90%) .NET
4 6 (3.90%) Qt
5 5 (3.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 5 (3.25%) POSIX
5 5 (3.25%) STL
6 3 (1.95%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.30%) DirectX
7 2 (1.30%) Django
7 2 (1.30%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.30%) HTML
7 2 (1.30%) JSP
7 2 (1.30%) OpenGL
7 2 (1.30%) SOAP
7 2 (1.30%) WPF
7 2 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (25.97%) Computer Science
2 13 (8.44%) Algorithms
2 13 (8.44%) Data Structures
3 7 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.60%) User Experience
6 3 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.95%) Life Science
7 2 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.65%) Handset
8 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.65%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 90 (58.44%) Linux
2 37 (24.03%) Windows
3 17 (11.04%) Embedded Linux
4 10 (6.49%) Android
5 5 (3.25%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 3 (1.95%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.65%) CentOS
7 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 79 (51.30%) Multithreading
3 46 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (24.68%) Multithreaded Programming
5 37 (24.03%) Scrum
6 27 (17.53%) OO
7 22 (14.29%) Video Processing
8 21 (13.64%) Cryptography
9 19 (12.34%) Collaborative Working
10 18 (11.69%) TDD
10 18 (11.69%) Test Automation
11 16 (10.39%) Mathematics
12 13 (8.44%) Complexity Analysis
12 13 (8.44%) Data Modelling
12 13 (8.44%) Performance Optimisation
12 13 (8.44%) Physics
12 13 (8.44%) Process Improvement
12 13 (8.44%) Unit Testing
13 11 (7.14%) SDLC
14 9 (5.84%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 117 (75.97%) C++
2 76 (49.35%) C
3 32 (20.78%) Embedded C++
3 32 (20.78%) Java
3 32 (20.78%) Python
4 30 (19.48%) Embedded C
5 21 (13.64%) Assembly Language
6 13 (8.44%) C#
7 12 (7.79%) SQL
8 9 (5.84%) PHP
9 7 (4.55%) Perl
10 6 (3.90%) JavaScript
11 5 (3.25%) Ruby
12 3 (1.95%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.30%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 65 (42.21%) Degree
2 22 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.30%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.30%) Ansible
1 2 (1.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (8.44%) Terracotta
2 7 (4.55%) Atlassian
3 3 (1.95%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.30%) Dell
4 2 (1.30%) HP
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle
5 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.65%) Xamarin