Period
to 23 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 40 36
Rank change year-on-year +13 -4 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 242 205 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 8.77% 7.59% 7.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.09% 7.79% 7.22%
Number of salaries quoted 168 186 158
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £39,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.25% -7.06% -5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £58,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -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 2,662 2,630 2,493
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.48% 97.41% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,837 1,988 2,030
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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.

1 146 (60.33%) Software Engineering
2 127 (52.48%) C++
3 113 (46.69%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (44.21%) C#
5 89 (36.78%) Python
6 82 (33.88%) .NET
7 76 (31.40%) Java
8 75 (30.99%) SQL
9 74 (30.58%) Linux
10 72 (29.75%) Degree
11 68 (28.10%) JavaScript
11 68 (28.10%) Mathematics
12 64 (26.45%) Computer Science
13 59 (24.38%) C
14 56 (23.14%) OO
14 56 (23.14%) Algorithms
15 53 (21.90%) Windows
16 51 (21.07%) SQL Server
17 48 (19.83%) Test Automation
18 47 (19.42%) Unit Testing
19 44 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
20 37 (15.29%) Multithreading
21 35 (14.46%) Visual Studio
22 32 (13.22%) CSS
22 32 (13.22%) Git (software)
22 32 (13.22%) SDLC
23 31 (12.81%) Physics
24 30 (12.40%) Refactoring
24 30 (12.40%) WPF
25 29 (11.98%) ASP.NET

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 4 (1.65%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.24%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.83%) IIS
3 2 (0.83%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 8 (3.31%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.16%) GitHub
2 19 (7.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.31%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.37%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.65%) Broadband
2 4 (1.65%) Internet
3 1 (0.41%) VPN
3 1 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (21.07%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.85%) Big Data
3 15 (6.20%) MySQL
4 13 (5.37%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.31%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (3.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.65%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.83%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.83%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.41%) Power BI
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (14.46%) Visual Studio
2 32 (13.22%) Git (software)
3 26 (10.74%) JIRA
4 23 (9.50%) NUnit
5 15 (6.20%) ReSharper
6 8 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (3.31%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.65%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.65%) IntelliJ
7 4 (1.65%) Maven
7 4 (1.65%) Selenium
8 2 (0.83%) Subversion
9 1 (0.41%) GoogleTest
9 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.41%) NCrunch
General
1 24 (9.92%) Finance
2 15 (6.20%) Aerospace
2 15 (6.20%) Automotive
3 6 (2.48%) Law
4 5 (2.07%) Retail
5 4 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.24%) Electronics
6 3 (1.24%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (33.88%) .NET
2 32 (13.22%) CSS
3 30 (12.40%) WPF
4 29 (11.98%) ASP.NET
4 29 (11.98%) HTML
5 25 (10.33%) .NET Framework
6 23 (9.50%) AngularJS
7 19 (7.85%) STL
7 19 (7.85%) WCF
8 18 (7.44%) Web Services
9 15 (6.20%) Angular 2
9 15 (6.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (4.96%) RESTful
10 12 (4.96%) Spring
10 12 (4.96%) WinForms
11 10 (4.13%) Natural Language Processing
11 10 (4.13%) Node.js
12 9 (3.72%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 8 (3.31%) Akka
13 8 (3.31%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 64 (26.45%) Computer Science
2 56 (23.14%) Algorithms
3 29 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (6.61%) User Experience
5 8 (3.31%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (3.31%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.89%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.48%) LIMS
8 5 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.24%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (1.24%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.83%) NHS
11 2 (0.83%) Smart Home
11 2 (0.83%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.41%) 3D Graphics
12 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 74 (30.58%) Linux
2 53 (21.90%) Windows
3 22 (9.09%) Unix
4 3 (1.24%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (60.33%) Software Engineering
2 113 (46.69%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (28.10%) Mathematics
4 56 (23.14%) OO
5 48 (19.83%) Test Automation
6 47 (19.42%) Unit Testing
7 44 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
8 37 (15.29%) Multithreading
9 32 (13.22%) SDLC
10 31 (12.81%) Physics
11 30 (12.40%) Refactoring
12 27 (11.16%) Artificial Intelligence
13 25 (10.33%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (9.92%) Continuous Delivery
15 23 (9.50%) Analytics
16 22 (9.09%) MVC
17 20 (8.26%) Integration Testing
18 19 (7.85%) Machine Learning
18 19 (7.85%) TDD
19 18 (7.44%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 127 (52.48%) C++
2 107 (44.21%) C#
3 89 (36.78%) Python
4 76 (31.40%) Java
5 75 (30.99%) SQL
6 68 (28.10%) JavaScript
7 59 (24.38%) C
8 22 (9.09%) T-SQL
9 9 (3.72%) Scala
10 8 (3.31%) VB
11 5 (2.07%) Perl
11 5 (2.07%) Ruby
12 2 (0.83%) Delphi
12 2 (0.83%) Java 8
12 2 (0.83%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.41%) Clojure
13 1 (0.41%) F#
13 1 (0.41%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 72 (29.75%) Degree
2 18 (7.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (7.02%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.72%) QA
2 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 11 (4.55%) Docker
2 1 (0.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (4.13%) Ansible
2 8 (3.31%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.31%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (10.33%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.44%) WorldPay
3 16 (6.61%) Oracle
4 5 (2.07%) Xamarin
5 2 (0.83%) Capita
6 1 (0.41%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.41%) Google
6 1 (0.41%) VMware