The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £39,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 39 39 27
Rank change year-on-year 0 -12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 78 84 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 6.49% 5.71% 7.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.81% 5.85% 7.67%
Number of salaries quoted 71 70 92
Median salary £39,000 £43,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.85% +9.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1146 1435 1408
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 95.42% 97.55% 97.91%
Number of salaries quoted 858 1128 1147
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Cambridge

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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.

1 120 (61.22%) C#
2 114 (58.16%) Java
3 99 (50.51%) C++
4 88 (44.90%) Degree
5 87 (44.39%) Software Engineering
6 85 (43.37%) Computer Science
7 84 (42.86%) Python
8 77 (39.29%) .NET
9 75 (38.27%) Mathematics
10 70 (35.71%) Algorithms
11 51 (26.02%) C
11 51 (26.02%) Physics
12 47 (23.98%) ASP.NET
13 42 (21.43%) Linux
14 39 (19.90%) JavaScript
15 37 (18.88%) Windows
15 37 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
15 37 (18.88%) Machine Learning
16 35 (17.86%) OO
16 35 (17.86%) SQL
17 34 (17.35%) CSS
18 33 (16.84%) PhD
19 32 (16.33%) HTML
20 28 (14.29%) SDLC
21 23 (11.73%) Perl
22 22 (11.22%) Finance
22 22 (11.22%) Multithreading
23 21 (10.71%) MVC
24 20 (10.20%) Artificial Intelligence
24 20 (10.20%) Bioinformatics

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
1 6 (3.06%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.51%) Drupal
2 1 (0.51%) Luigi
2 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.55%) HTTP
2 4 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.53%) SSL
4 2 (1.02%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.67%) Big Data
2 13 (6.63%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.61%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.57%) MySQL
5 6 (3.06%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.06%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.55%) HBase
7 4 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.02%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.51%) GIS
10 1 (0.51%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.51%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 17 (8.67%) Git (software)
2 14 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (5.61%) NUnit
4 9 (4.59%) Selenium
4 9 (4.59%) Subversion
5 6 (3.06%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.06%) Moq
5 6 (3.06%) MSBuild
5 6 (3.06%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.55%) GoogleTest
6 5 (2.55%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.04%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.04%) JUnit
8 2 (1.02%) JIRA
General
1 22 (11.22%) Finance
2 9 (4.59%) Automotive
3 5 (2.55%) Electronics
3 5 (2.55%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.02%) Marketing
4 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.51%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (39.29%) .NET
2 47 (23.98%) ASP.NET
3 34 (17.35%) CSS
4 32 (16.33%) HTML
5 16 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
6 15 (7.65%) jQuery
7 14 (7.14%) CSS3
7 14 (7.14%) HTML5
7 14 (7.14%) WPF
8 13 (6.63%) AngularJS
9 12 (6.12%) JSON
9 12 (6.12%) Web Services
10 11 (5.61%) REST
10 11 (5.61%) XML
11 8 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (3.57%) Natural Language Processing
13 6 (3.06%) Ajax
13 6 (3.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (3.06%) WCF
14 5 (2.55%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 85 (43.37%) Computer Science
2 70 (35.71%) Algorithms
3 17 (8.67%) Data Structures
4 8 (4.08%) User Experience
5 3 (1.53%) Grid Computing
6 2 (1.02%) Smart Home
7 1 (0.51%) 3D Printing
7 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.51%) Blog
7 1 (0.51%) Fintech
7 1 (0.51%) iPhone
7 1 (0.51%) Life Science
7 1 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 42 (21.43%) Linux
2 37 (18.88%) Windows
3 3 (1.53%) Unix
3 3 (1.53%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (44.39%) Software Engineering
2 75 (38.27%) Mathematics
3 51 (26.02%) Physics
4 37 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (18.88%) Machine Learning
5 35 (17.86%) OO
6 28 (14.29%) SDLC
7 22 (11.22%) Multithreading
8 21 (10.71%) MVC
9 20 (10.20%) Artificial Intelligence
9 20 (10.20%) Bioinformatics
10 17 (8.67%) Software Architecture
11 16 (8.16%) Informatics
11 16 (8.16%) TDD
12 15 (7.65%) OOP
13 14 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
13 14 (7.14%) Visualisation
14 13 (6.63%) Unit Testing
15 11 (5.61%) Scrum
16 10 (5.10%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 120 (61.22%) C#
2 114 (58.16%) Java
3 99 (50.51%) C++
4 84 (42.86%) Python
5 51 (26.02%) C
6 39 (19.90%) JavaScript
7 35 (17.86%) SQL
8 23 (11.73%) Perl
9 10 (5.10%) PHP
10 6 (3.06%) Lua
10 6 (3.06%) VB.NET
11 5 (2.55%) Ruby
12 3 (1.53%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.02%) Groovy
14 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.51%) Scala
14 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 88 (44.90%) Degree
2 33 (16.84%) PhD
3 2 (1.02%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.08%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (3.06%) Docker
2 4 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.55%) Google
2 5 (2.55%) TOWER Software
3 4 (2.04%) Oracle
3 4 (2.04%) VMware
4 2 (1.02%) SAP
5 1 (0.51%) Apple
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