Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £44,250 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 23 57
Rank change year-on-year -8 +34 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 300 211 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 9.53% 9.40% 4.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.84% 9.66% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 258 197 120
Cambridge median annual salary £44,250 £34,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.26% -23.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £58,200
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £44,296 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +18.12% -16.67% +12.50%

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 3,049 2,185 2,797
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.86% 97.37% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,269 1,846 2,355
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12% +11.25%
10th Percentile £29,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 17 January 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 17 January 2018, Software Developer 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 186 (62.00%) Software Engineering
2 170 (56.67%) C#
3 166 (55.33%) C++
4 143 (47.67%) Degree
5 142 (47.33%) Computer Science
6 113 (37.67%) Java
7 104 (34.67%) Python
8 99 (33.00%) Mathematics
9 97 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
10 96 (32.00%) C
11 90 (30.00%) SQL
12 84 (28.00%) SDLC
13 83 (27.67%) Linux
14 80 (26.67%) .NET
15 69 (23.00%) Windows
16 56 (18.67%) OO
17 53 (17.67%) JavaScript
18 52 (17.33%) Physics
19 51 (17.00%) Algorithms
19 51 (17.00%) Machine Learning
20 48 (16.00%) Test Automation
20 48 (16.00%) Finance
21 46 (15.33%) HTML
22 44 (14.67%) Artificial Intelligence
23 40 (13.33%) CSS
24 39 (13.00%) SQL Server
25 38 (12.67%) Unit Testing
25 38 (12.67%) Microsoft Azure
26 35 (11.67%) Multithreading
27 34 (11.33%) TDD

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 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 38 (12.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (8.67%) GitHub
3 16 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.67%) Internet
2 8 (2.67%) Wireless
3 3 (1.00%) Bluetooth
3 3 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.00%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.33%) Modbus
4 1 (0.33%) SSL
4 1 (0.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (13.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.33%) Relational Database
3 19 (6.33%) Big Data
4 10 (3.33%) GIS
4 10 (3.33%) MySQL
5 8 (2.67%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.33%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.33%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.33%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 29 (9.67%) NUnit
2 27 (9.00%) TeamCity
3 22 (7.33%) Git (software)
4 15 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (4.33%) Visual Studio
6 11 (3.67%) Jenkins
6 11 (3.67%) Selenium
7 9 (3.00%) Moq
7 9 (3.00%) MSBuild
7 9 (3.00%) Subversion
8 8 (2.67%) JIRA
9 7 (2.33%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.33%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.67%) Hudson
11 2 (0.67%) WebSharper
12 1 (0.33%) GCC
12 1 (0.33%) GoogleTest
12 1 (0.33%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.33%) WebDriver
General
1 48 (16.00%) Finance
2 14 (4.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 12 (4.00%) Electronics
4 4 (1.33%) Law
4 4 (1.33%) Marketing
5 3 (1.00%) Advertising
6 2 (0.67%) Legal
7 1 (0.33%) Automotive
7 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.33%) Games
7 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (26.67%) .NET
2 46 (15.33%) HTML
3 40 (13.33%) CSS
4 27 (9.00%) ASP.NET
4 27 (9.00%) WPF
5 25 (8.33%) WCF
6 23 (7.67%) AngularJS
6 23 (7.67%) Web Services
7 22 (7.33%) .NET Framework
7 22 (7.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (7.00%) HTML5
9 20 (6.67%) jQuery
10 17 (5.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 16 (5.33%) Apache Axis
11 16 (5.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (4.67%) CSS3
13 12 (4.00%) REST
13 12 (4.00%) STL
14 11 (3.67%) Ajax
15 10 (3.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 142 (47.33%) Computer Science
2 51 (17.00%) Algorithms
3 33 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (5.67%) 3D Printing
5 15 (5.00%) 3D Graphics
5 15 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (3.00%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (2.33%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.00%) Robotics
8 6 (2.00%) Smart City
8 6 (2.00%) User Experience
9 5 (1.67%) Fintech
9 5 (1.67%) Reinsurance
10 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.00%) LIMS
10 3 (1.00%) Smart Energy
11 2 (0.67%) CAN bus
11 2 (0.67%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.67%) Social Network
12 1 (0.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 83 (27.67%) Linux
2 69 (23.00%) Windows
3 13 (4.33%) Android
4 8 (2.67%) Unix
5 5 (1.67%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (1.33%) Debian
7 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (62.00%) Software Engineering
2 99 (33.00%) Mathematics
3 97 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (28.00%) SDLC
5 56 (18.67%) OO
6 52 (17.33%) Physics
7 51 (17.00%) Machine Learning
8 48 (16.00%) Test Automation
9 44 (14.67%) Artificial Intelligence
10 38 (12.67%) Unit Testing
11 35 (11.67%) Multithreading
12 34 (11.33%) TDD
13 29 (9.67%) MVC
14 27 (9.00%) Scrum
15 24 (8.00%) OOD
16 23 (7.67%) Analytics
17 21 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
17 21 (7.00%) Mentoring
17 21 (7.00%) Open Source
17 21 (7.00%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 170 (56.67%) C#
2 166 (55.33%) C++
3 113 (37.67%) Java
4 104 (34.67%) Python
5 96 (32.00%) C
6 90 (30.00%) SQL
7 53 (17.67%) JavaScript
8 19 (6.33%) MATLAB
9 18 (6.00%) F#
10 17 (5.67%) T-SQL
11 16 (5.33%) VB
11 16 (5.33%) VB6
12 10 (3.33%) Ruby
13 8 (2.67%) Perl
14 5 (1.67%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.67%) Embedded C
14 5 (1.67%) Embedded C++
14 5 (1.67%) Fortran
14 5 (1.67%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 143 (47.67%) Degree
2 21 (7.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (4.00%) Numerate Degree
3 12 (4.00%) PhD
4 1 (0.33%) ISEB
4 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.33%) Docker
2 1 (0.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (1.67%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (10.33%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.67%) Oracle
3 9 (3.00%) Intel
3 9 (3.00%) NVIDIA
4 7 (2.33%) Google
5 6 (2.00%) IBM
5 6 (2.00%) Sony
6 4 (1.33%) TOWER Software
7 3 (1.00%) Terracotta
8 2 (0.67%) Twitter
9 1 (0.33%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.33%) Wind River
9 1 (0.33%) Xamarin