Period
to 16 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 30 28
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 147 287 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 7.06% 9.47% 8.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.33% 9.71% 8.76%
Number of salaries quoted 128 240 181
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.94% +16.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £33,925 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £61,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £43,898 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.90% +9.74% -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 2,006 2,957 2,238
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.35% 97.59% 97.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,584 2,261 1,862
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +2.51%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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.

1 104 (70.75%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (51.70%) Java
3 68 (46.26%) C#
3 68 (46.26%) Software Engineering
4 67 (45.58%) Python
5 50 (34.01%) C++
5 50 (34.01%) Mathematics
6 49 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 46 (31.29%) SQL
8 43 (29.25%) .NET
9 39 (26.53%) OO
10 37 (25.17%) Degree
11 36 (24.49%) C
12 33 (22.45%) Algorithms
13 32 (21.77%) Web Services
14 29 (19.73%) ASP.NET
14 29 (19.73%) Scrum
14 29 (19.73%) Docker
15 28 (19.05%) Computer Science
15 28 (19.05%) SQL Server
16 26 (17.69%) Linux
17 25 (17.01%) Multithreading
17 25 (17.01%) AngularJS
17 25 (17.01%) MVC
17 25 (17.01%) Ansible
18 24 (16.33%) TDD
19 23 (15.65%) Artificial Intelligence
19 23 (15.65%) PhD
19 23 (15.65%) Machine Learning
20 22 (14.97%) DevOps

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 14 (9.52%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.04%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.68%) JBoss
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.68%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 9 (6.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.97%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (10.20%) GitHub
4 9 (6.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.36%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (0.68%) Broadband
2 1 (0.68%) Internet
2 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.80%) NoSQL
3 9 (6.12%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (6.12%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (6.12%) Big Data
4 7 (4.76%) MySQL
4 7 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.04%) Couchbase
5 3 (2.04%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.68%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.68%) Power BI
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (14.97%) Visual Studio
2 20 (13.61%) Git (software)
3 11 (7.48%) NUnit
4 10 (6.80%) JIRA
5 8 (5.44%) Vagrant
6 5 (3.40%) Gradle
6 5 (3.40%) Maven
7 4 (2.72%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.72%) ReSharper
8 3 (2.04%) JUnit
8 3 (2.04%) Mercurial
8 3 (2.04%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.36%) git-flow
10 1 (0.68%) GoogleTest
10 1 (0.68%) Hudson
10 1 (0.68%) Mockito
10 1 (0.68%) NCrunch
10 1 (0.68%) Selenium
10 1 (0.68%) Subversion
10 1 (0.68%) VisualVM
General
1 15 (10.20%) Finance
1 15 (10.20%) Games
1 15 (10.20%) Publishing
2 14 (9.52%) Automotive
3 11 (7.48%) Law
4 9 (6.12%) Aerospace
4 9 (6.12%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.72%) Electronics
5 4 (2.72%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.72%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (29.25%) .NET
2 32 (21.77%) Web Services
3 29 (19.73%) ASP.NET
4 25 (17.01%) AngularJS
5 18 (12.24%) Natural Language Processing
6 17 (11.56%) WPF
7 15 (10.20%) Spring
7 15 (10.20%) TensorFlow
7 15 (10.20%) WinForms
8 14 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (9.52%) RESTful
8 14 (9.52%) WCF
9 12 (8.16%) CSS
9 12 (8.16%) HTML
10 11 (7.48%) React
11 10 (6.80%) Velocity
12 9 (6.12%) Akka
12 9 (6.12%) Play Framework
12 9 (6.12%) REST
12 9 (6.12%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.45%) Algorithms
2 28 (19.05%) Computer Science
3 15 (10.20%) Robotics
3 15 (10.20%) Smart City
4 10 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.12%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (6.12%) Public Cloud
6 8 (5.44%) Cloud Native
7 7 (4.76%) User Experience
7 7 (4.76%) Virtual Team
8 5 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (2.72%) LIMS
9 4 (2.72%) NHS
9 4 (2.72%) Reinsurance
10 3 (2.04%) Blog
10 3 (2.04%) Client/Server
10 3 (2.04%) Life Science
11 2 (1.36%) Smart Home
12 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.69%) Linux
2 16 (10.88%) Windows
3 5 (3.40%) Unix
4 1 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (70.75%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (46.26%) Software Engineering
3 50 (34.01%) Mathematics
4 39 (26.53%) OO
5 29 (19.73%) Scrum
6 25 (17.01%) Multithreading
6 25 (17.01%) MVC
7 24 (16.33%) TDD
8 23 (15.65%) Artificial Intelligence
8 23 (15.65%) Machine Learning
9 22 (14.97%) DevOps
10 21 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
10 21 (14.29%) Decision-Making
11 19 (12.93%) Biology
11 19 (12.93%) Mentoring
11 19 (12.93%) Test Automation
11 19 (12.93%) Unit Testing
12 18 (12.24%) SDLC
13 17 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 76 (51.70%) Java
2 68 (46.26%) C#
3 67 (45.58%) Python
4 50 (34.01%) C++
5 49 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 46 (31.29%) SQL
7 36 (24.49%) C
8 9 (6.12%) Scala
9 8 (5.44%) Go
9 8 (5.44%) TypeScript
10 7 (4.76%) Java 8
10 7 (4.76%) Ruby
10 7 (4.76%) T-SQL
10 7 (4.76%) VB
11 2 (1.36%) ES6
12 1 (0.68%) PHP
12 1 (0.68%) XAML
Qualifications
1 37 (25.17%) Degree
2 23 (15.65%) PhD
3 16 (10.88%) MPhil
4 6 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.12%) QA
System Software
1 29 (19.73%) Docker
2 8 (5.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (17.01%) Ansible
2 21 (14.29%) Kubernetes
3 17 (11.56%) Terraform
4 8 (5.44%) Consul
4 8 (5.44%) Packer
5 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.12%) VMware
2 9 (6.12%) WorldPay
3 4 (2.72%) Google
3 4 (2.72%) Xamarin
4 3 (2.04%) Oracle
4 3 (2.04%) SAP
5 1 (0.68%) Samsung