Period
to 19 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 28 37
Rank change year-on-year -12 +9 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 110 270 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 6.93% 9.03% 7.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.32% 9.36% 7.96%
Number of salaries quoted 87 200 184
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +21.79% -8.24%
10th Percentile £32,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,000 £60,000 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -9.60%

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 1,502 2,885 2,451
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 96.46% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,056 1,980 1,863
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £68,750
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 19 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 53 (48.18%) JavaScript
1 53 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (47.27%) C#
3 41 (37.27%) Python
4 39 (35.45%) .NET
5 36 (32.73%) C++
5 36 (32.73%) Software Engineering
5 36 (32.73%) Degree
6 32 (29.09%) Java
6 32 (29.09%) SQL
7 29 (26.36%) Git (software)
8 28 (25.45%) ASP.NET
8 28 (25.45%) MVC
9 27 (24.55%) OO
9 27 (24.55%) Analytics
10 26 (23.64%) Linux
10 26 (23.64%) Computer Science
11 25 (22.73%) SQL Server
12 24 (21.82%) Microsoft Azure
13 22 (20.00%) Biology
14 21 (19.09%) Relational Database
14 21 (19.09%) React
15 20 (18.18%) Algorithms
15 20 (18.18%) Mathematics
16 19 (17.27%) Web Services
16 19 (17.27%) Finance
16 19 (17.27%) Scrum
16 19 (17.27%) WCF
16 19 (17.27%) Test Automation
17 16 (14.55%) WPF

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 7 (6.36%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.82%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.82%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.91%) Apache
3 1 (0.91%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.91%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.91%) CloudStack
3 1 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.91%) IIS
3 1 (0.91%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 24 (21.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.91%) DigitalOcean
4 1 (0.91%) GitHub
4 1 (0.91%) Heroku
4 1 (0.91%) IaaS
4 1 (0.91%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.36%) HTTP
2 4 (3.64%) Internet
3 3 (2.73%) DNS
3 3 (2.73%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.91%) Intranet
4 1 (0.91%) IPv4
4 1 (0.91%) IPv6
4 1 (0.91%) Skype
4 1 (0.91%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 21 (19.09%) Relational Database
3 10 (9.09%) MySQL
4 7 (6.36%) Big Data
4 7 (6.36%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.73%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.91%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.91%) GIS
7 1 (0.91%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.91%) QGIS
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 29 (26.36%) Git (software)
2 13 (11.82%) NUnit
2 13 (11.82%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.45%) Mercurial
3 6 (5.45%) Subversion
4 3 (2.73%) JIRA
4 3 (2.73%) webpack
5 2 (1.82%) Gradle
5 2 (1.82%) Maven
6 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.91%) QUnit
6 1 (0.91%) Selenium
General
1 19 (17.27%) Finance
2 9 (8.18%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.64%) Games
5 2 (1.82%) Marketing
5 2 (1.82%) Military
6 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (35.45%) .NET
2 28 (25.45%) ASP.NET
3 21 (19.09%) React
4 19 (17.27%) WCF
4 19 (17.27%) Web Services
5 16 (14.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (14.55%) WPF
6 14 (12.73%) HTML
6 14 (12.73%) Redux
7 13 (11.82%) CSS
7 13 (11.82%) Velocity
7 13 (11.82%) WinForms
8 12 (10.91%) jQuery
9 9 (8.18%) RESTful
10 8 (7.27%) JSON
10 8 (7.27%) STL
11 7 (6.36%) XML
12 6 (5.45%) Express
12 6 (5.45%) REST
12 6 (5.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.18%) Algorithms
2 14 (12.73%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (9.09%) User Experience
4 8 (7.27%) Client/Server
5 6 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.73%) Smart City
7 2 (1.82%) Analogue Electronics
7 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.91%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.91%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.91%) Life Science
8 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.91%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 26 (23.64%) Linux
2 11 (10.00%) Unix
3 8 (7.27%) Windows
4 3 (2.73%) Android
5 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.91%) CentOS
5 1 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (32.73%) Software Engineering
3 28 (25.45%) MVC
4 27 (24.55%) Analytics
4 27 (24.55%) OO
5 26 (23.64%) Computer Science
6 22 (20.00%) Biology
7 20 (18.18%) Mathematics
8 19 (17.27%) Scrum
8 19 (17.27%) Test Automation
9 16 (14.55%) Informatics
9 16 (14.55%) SDLC
10 15 (13.64%) Refactoring
11 14 (12.73%) Front End Development
11 14 (12.73%) Multithreading
11 14 (12.73%) Unit Testing
12 13 (11.82%) Acceptance Criteria
12 13 (11.82%) Mentoring
12 13 (11.82%) Risk Analytics
12 13 (11.82%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 53 (48.18%) JavaScript
2 52 (47.27%) C#
3 41 (37.27%) Python
4 36 (32.73%) C++
5 32 (29.09%) Java
5 32 (29.09%) SQL
6 9 (8.18%) C
7 8 (7.27%) PHP
8 3 (2.73%) Ruby
9 2 (1.82%) Perl
9 2 (1.82%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.82%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.91%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.91%) Go
10 1 (0.91%) Groovy
10 1 (0.91%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.91%) Lua
10 1 (0.91%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (32.73%) Degree
2 15 (13.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.82%) PhD
4 1 (0.91%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 11 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.82%) Ansible
1 2 (1.82%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.82%) Puppet
2 1 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.91%) Packer
2 1 (0.91%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.45%) Google
3 5 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (0.91%) Mapbox
4 1 (0.91%) Rackspace