Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £48,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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

Software Developer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 36 32
Rank change year-on-year +10 -4 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 207 238 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 8.57% 8.71% 7.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.93% 8.90% 7.67%
Number of salaries quoted 157 211 162
Cambridge median annual salary £48,500 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.75% +1.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £34,600 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,750 £61,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -11.11%

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 2,318 2,675 2,268
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 97.91% 97.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,702 2,058 1,883
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Cambridge

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Cambridge

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, Software Developer 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 119 (57.49%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 98 (47.34%) C#
4 87 (42.03%) C++
4 87 (42.03%) Python
5 77 (37.20%) Java
6 74 (35.75%) .NET
7 67 (32.37%) JavaScript
8 66 (31.88%) SQL
9 62 (29.95%) Mathematics
10 56 (27.05%) Degree
11 53 (25.60%) SQL Server
11 53 (25.60%) Linux
12 48 (23.19%) OO
13 46 (22.22%) Computer Science
14 45 (21.74%) C
14 45 (21.74%) Algorithms
15 39 (18.84%) Windows
16 38 (18.36%) Test Automation
17 35 (16.91%) Visual Studio
18 33 (15.94%) ASP.NET
18 33 (15.94%) Unit Testing
18 33 (15.94%) Refactoring
19 32 (15.46%) Multithreading
20 30 (14.49%) Git (software)
20 30 (14.49%) SDLC
20 30 (14.49%) Problem-Solving
21 29 (14.01%) Web Services
21 29 (14.01%) PhD
22 28 (13.53%) MVC

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 13 (6.28%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.97%) IIS
3 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.48%) JBoss
3 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.48%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 9 (4.35%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.56%) GitHub
2 25 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (10.63%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (4.35%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.42%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.45%) Internet
3 2 (0.97%) Broadband
3 2 (0.97%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (25.60%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.28%) MySQL
3 12 (5.80%) Big Data
4 9 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.86%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.97%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.48%) Power BI
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (16.91%) Visual Studio
2 30 (14.49%) Git (software)
3 22 (10.63%) JIRA
4 18 (8.70%) NUnit
5 12 (5.80%) ReSharper
6 8 (3.86%) Vagrant
7 7 (3.38%) TeamCity
8 5 (2.42%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.45%) Mercurial
9 3 (1.45%) Selenium
9 3 (1.45%) Subversion
10 2 (0.97%) git-flow
10 2 (0.97%) JUnit
10 2 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.48%) GoogleTest
11 1 (0.48%) Gradle
11 1 (0.48%) Hudson
11 1 (0.48%) Maven
11 1 (0.48%) NCrunch
11 1 (0.48%) VisualVM
General
1 21 (10.14%) Finance
2 20 (9.66%) Automotive
3 15 (7.25%) Aerospace
4 8 (3.86%) Games
4 8 (3.86%) Law
4 8 (3.86%) Publishing
5 5 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.97%) Marketing
7 2 (0.97%) Retail
8 1 (0.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.48%) Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (35.75%) .NET
2 33 (15.94%) ASP.NET
3 29 (14.01%) Web Services
4 26 (12.56%) WPF
5 25 (12.08%) AngularJS
6 23 (11.11%) HTML
7 22 (10.63%) CSS
8 21 (10.14%) .NET Framework
8 21 (10.14%) WCF
9 19 (9.18%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (8.70%) WinForms
11 16 (7.73%) Natural Language Processing
12 14 (6.76%) Angular 2
12 14 (6.76%) Velocity
13 12 (5.80%) RESTful
14 11 (5.31%) Spring
14 11 (5.31%) STL
15 9 (4.35%) Akka
15 9 (4.35%) REST
15 9 (4.35%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 46 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 45 (21.74%) Algorithms
3 28 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.83%) User Experience
5 9 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (4.35%) Public Cloud
6 8 (3.86%) Cloud Native
6 8 (3.86%) Robotics
6 8 (3.86%) Smart City
7 7 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.42%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.42%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.93%) LIMS
9 4 (1.93%) NHS
9 4 (1.93%) Reinsurance
9 4 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.45%) Life Science
11 2 (0.97%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.97%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 53 (25.60%) Linux
2 39 (18.84%) Windows
3 13 (6.28%) Unix
4 2 (0.97%) Android
5 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (57.49%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 62 (29.95%) Mathematics
4 48 (23.19%) OO
5 38 (18.36%) Test Automation
6 33 (15.94%) Refactoring
6 33 (15.94%) Unit Testing
7 32 (15.46%) Multithreading
8 30 (14.49%) Problem-Solving
8 30 (14.49%) SDLC
9 28 (13.53%) MVC
10 27 (13.04%) Mentoring
11 26 (12.56%) Artificial Intelligence
11 26 (12.56%) Scrum
12 24 (11.59%) Continuous Delivery
13 23 (11.11%) Physics
14 22 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (10.63%) DevOps
14 22 (10.63%) TDD
15 19 (9.18%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 98 (47.34%) C#
2 87 (42.03%) C++
2 87 (42.03%) Python
3 77 (37.20%) Java
4 67 (32.37%) JavaScript
5 66 (31.88%) SQL
6 45 (21.74%) C
7 17 (8.21%) T-SQL
8 9 (4.35%) Scala
8 9 (4.35%) VB
9 8 (3.86%) Go
10 7 (3.38%) Ruby
11 6 (2.90%) TypeScript
12 5 (2.42%) Java 8
13 3 (1.45%) Perl
14 2 (0.97%) ES6
15 1 (0.48%) PHP
15 1 (0.48%) XAML
Qualifications
1 56 (27.05%) Degree
2 29 (14.01%) PhD
3 14 (6.76%) MPhil
4 13 (6.28%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.35%) QA
2 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 24 (11.59%) Docker
2 8 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (12.08%) Ansible
2 18 (8.70%) Kubernetes
3 17 (8.21%) Terraform
4 8 (3.86%) Consul
4 8 (3.86%) Packer
5 1 (0.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.25%) WorldPay
3 9 (4.35%) Oracle
3 9 (4.35%) VMware
4 6 (2.90%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.45%) Google