Period
to 23 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,591 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 32 30
Rank change year-on-year -31 -2 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 51 156 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.83% 7.49% 9.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.00% 7.73% 9.95%
Number of salaries quoted 34 140 264
Cambridge median annual salary £45,591 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.82% +11.11% +30.43%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,000 £66,250 £60,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% +20.00%

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 1,274 2,019 3,085
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 96.97% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 748 1,515 2,292
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,321 £30,350 £29,750
90th Percentile £71,625 £71,250 £71,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,874 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -3.42% - +5.56%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020, 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 27 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 19 (37.25%) SQL
2 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (35.29%) HTML
4 17 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 16 (31.37%) C#
5 16 (31.37%) CSS
5 16 (31.37%) Python
6 15 (29.41%) AWS
7 14 (27.45%) Visualisation
7 14 (27.45%) TDD
7 14 (27.45%) .NET
7 14 (27.45%) Azure
7 14 (27.45%) React
7 14 (27.45%) Vue.js
8 13 (25.49%) REST
9 12 (23.53%) Relational Database
9 12 (23.53%) C++
9 12 (23.53%) C
9 12 (23.53%) Bioinformatics
9 12 (23.53%) Software Engineering
9 12 (23.53%) Biology
9 12 (23.53%) Informatics
10 10 (19.61%) RESTful
10 10 (19.61%) Web Development
10 10 (19.61%) Degree
10 10 (19.61%) Docker
11 9 (17.65%) Apple iOS
11 9 (17.65%) Data Visualisation
11 9 (17.65%) Problem-Solving

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 (13.73%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 15 (29.41%) AWS
2 14 (27.45%) Azure
3 5 (9.80%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (7.84%) Amazon S3
4 4 (7.84%) GCP
5 2 (3.92%) Amazon ECS
5 2 (3.92%) GitHub
6 1 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.96%) CloudFront
6 1 (1.96%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) DNS
1 1 (1.96%) SSL
1 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) Relational Database
2 7 (13.73%) Amazon Athena
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.88%) MySQL
4 3 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.96%) Big Data
6 1 (1.96%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (1.96%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.92%) JIRA
2 2 (3.92%) Selenium
3 1 (1.96%) GitLab
General
1 7 (13.73%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (9.80%) Games
3 3 (5.88%) Automotive
3 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Finance
4 1 (1.96%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (35.29%) HTML
2 17 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 16 (31.37%) CSS
4 14 (27.45%) .NET
4 14 (27.45%) React
4 14 (27.45%) Vue.js
5 13 (25.49%) REST
6 10 (19.61%) RESTful
7 8 (15.69%) Node.js
8 7 (13.73%) JSON
9 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (9.80%) Web Services
10 5 (9.80%) XML
11 4 (7.84%) .NET Framework
11 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
11 4 (7.84%) Entity Framework
11 4 (7.84%) React Native
11 4 (7.84%) Sass
12 3 (5.88%) CSS3
12 3 (5.88%) Ionic Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) User Experience
2 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.80%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (7.84%) Online Games
4 3 (5.88%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.88%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.96%) Blog
6 1 (1.96%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.96%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.96%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (1.96%) Semantic Web
6 1 (1.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.65%) Android
1 9 (17.65%) Apple iOS
2 5 (9.80%) Unix
2 5 (9.80%) Windows
3 4 (7.84%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (27.45%) TDD
2 14 (27.45%) Visualisation
3 12 (23.53%) Bioinformatics
3 12 (23.53%) Biology
3 12 (23.53%) Informatics
3 12 (23.53%) Software Engineering
4 10 (19.61%) Web Development
5 9 (17.65%) Computer Science
5 9 (17.65%) Data Visualisation
5 9 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (13.73%) Computational Biology
6 7 (13.73%) Dashboard Development
6 7 (13.73%) Data Science
6 7 (13.73%) MVC
7 5 (9.80%) Analytics
7 5 (9.80%) Data Analysis
7 5 (9.80%) SDLC
8 4 (7.84%) Front End Development
8 4 (7.84%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 27 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 19 (37.25%) SQL
3 16 (31.37%) C#
3 16 (31.37%) Python
4 12 (23.53%) C
4 12 (23.53%) C++
5 9 (17.65%) Java
6 7 (13.73%) R
7 6 (11.76%) Objective-C
7 6 (11.76%) TypeScript
8 5 (9.80%) ES6
9 4 (7.84%) Lua
10 3 (5.88%) Perl
11 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
11 2 (3.92%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.96%) PHP
12 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) Degree
2 7 (13.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.96%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 10 (19.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) Kubernetes
2 3 (5.88%) Istio
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.76%) Dell
3 1 (1.96%) Facebook
3 1 (1.96%) YouTube