Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £43,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 27 45
Rank change year-on-year -1 +18 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 295 193 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 9.51% 8.57% 4.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.77% 8.80% 5.14%
Number of salaries quoted 247 177 130
Cambridge median annual salary £43,500 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.00% -16.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,250 £61,250 £60,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £44,296 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.74% -11.11% +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 3019 2192 2762
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.32% 97.38% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2303 1825 2395
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.51% +9.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 190 (64.41%) Software Engineering
2 181 (61.36%) C#
3 170 (57.63%) C++
4 146 (49.49%) Degree
4 146 (49.49%) Computer Science
5 131 (44.41%) Java
6 130 (44.07%) Mathematics
7 114 (38.64%) Python
8 104 (35.25%) C
8 104 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
9 98 (33.22%) Linux
10 84 (28.47%) SDLC
11 83 (28.14%) .NET
12 82 (27.80%) SQL
12 82 (27.80%) Physics
13 76 (25.76%) Windows
14 72 (24.41%) Algorithms
15 65 (22.03%) Machine Learning
15 65 (22.03%) OO
16 55 (18.64%) Test Automation
17 54 (18.31%) Artificial Intelligence
18 50 (16.95%) Finance
19 43 (14.58%) HTML
20 42 (14.24%) JavaScript
20 42 (14.24%) Unit Testing
21 40 (13.56%) ASP.NET
22 37 (12.54%) NUnit
23 36 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
24 35 (11.86%) CSS
24 35 (11.86%) Microsoft

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 (0.34%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.34%) Kentico
Cloud Services
1 36 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (9.49%) GitHub
3 11 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.81%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.71%) Internet
3 7 (2.37%) Wireless
4 4 (1.36%) SAN
5 3 (1.02%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.34%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.34%) SSL
7 1 (0.34%) WAN
7 1 (0.34%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.81%) Relational Database
3 15 (5.08%) Big Data
4 9 (3.05%) GIS
4 9 (3.05%) MySQL
5 8 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.03%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.68%) Text Mining
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 37 (12.54%) NUnit
2 34 (11.53%) TeamCity
3 24 (8.14%) Git (software)
4 22 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (5.42%) Jenkins
6 14 (4.75%) Moq
6 14 (4.75%) MSBuild
6 14 (4.75%) Subversion
7 11 (3.73%) Visual Studio
8 9 (3.05%) JIRA
8 9 (3.05%) Selenium
9 8 (2.71%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.36%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.68%) Hudson
11 2 (0.68%) WebSharper
12 1 (0.34%) GoogleTest
12 1 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 50 (16.95%) Finance
2 10 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (3.05%) Electronics
4 5 (1.69%) Marketing
5 3 (1.02%) Advertising
5 3 (1.02%) Law
6 2 (0.68%) Legal
7 1 (0.34%) Automotive
7 1 (0.34%) Games
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (28.14%) .NET
2 43 (14.58%) HTML
3 40 (13.56%) ASP.NET
4 35 (11.86%) CSS
5 31 (10.51%) Web Services
6 29 (9.83%) Apache Axis
7 26 (8.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 26 (8.81%) HTML5
7 26 (8.81%) WCF
8 24 (8.14%) WPF
9 23 (7.80%) AngularJS
10 22 (7.46%) jQuery
11 21 (7.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 18 (6.10%) CSS3
13 16 (5.42%) Ajax
13 16 (5.42%) ASP.NET Web API
13 16 (5.42%) REST
14 15 (5.08%) JSON
15 14 (4.75%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 12 (4.07%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 146 (49.49%) Computer Science
2 72 (24.41%) Algorithms
3 30 (10.17%) 3D Printing
4 23 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.73%) 3D Graphics
6 10 (3.39%) Smart City
7 9 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.71%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (2.71%) Mobile App
9 6 (2.03%) Robotics
10 5 (1.69%) Reinsurance
11 4 (1.36%) Fintech
12 3 (1.02%) LIMS
13 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.68%) Social Network
13 2 (0.68%) User Experience
14 1 (0.34%) CAN bus
14 1 (0.34%) Hedge funds
14 1 (0.34%) PKI
14 1 (0.34%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 98 (33.22%) Linux
2 76 (25.76%) Windows
3 14 (4.75%) Android
4 8 (2.71%) Unix
5 5 (1.69%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (1.36%) Debian
7 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (64.41%) Software Engineering
2 130 (44.07%) Mathematics
3 104 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (28.47%) SDLC
5 82 (27.80%) Physics
6 65 (22.03%) Machine Learning
6 65 (22.03%) OO
7 55 (18.64%) Test Automation
8 54 (18.31%) Artificial Intelligence
9 42 (14.24%) Unit Testing
10 33 (11.19%) MVC
11 32 (10.85%) CAD
11 32 (10.85%) TDD
12 29 (9.83%) CAE
12 29 (9.83%) Content Writing
13 24 (8.14%) SDET
14 23 (7.80%) Analytics
14 23 (7.80%) OOD
14 23 (7.80%) Scrum
15 22 (7.46%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 181 (61.36%) C#
2 170 (57.63%) C++
3 131 (44.41%) Java
4 114 (38.64%) Python
5 104 (35.25%) C
6 82 (27.80%) SQL
7 42 (14.24%) JavaScript
8 24 (8.14%) MATLAB
9 20 (6.78%) F#
10 18 (6.10%) VB
10 18 (6.10%) VB6
11 11 (3.73%) Ruby
12 10 (3.39%) T-SQL
13 9 (3.05%) Perl
14 6 (2.03%) Embedded C
14 6 (2.03%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.69%) Apple Swift
15 5 (1.69%) Fortran
16 4 (1.36%) Embedded C++
16 4 (1.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 146 (49.49%) Degree
2 25 (8.47%) Numerate Degree
3 23 (7.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (7.12%) PhD
5 2 (0.68%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.34%) ISEB
6 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.34%) MCP
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.69%) Docker
2 1 (0.34%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (1.69%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 35 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.80%) Oracle
3 8 (2.71%) Intel
3 8 (2.71%) NVIDIA
4 6 (2.03%) Google
5 5 (1.69%) IBM
5 5 (1.69%) Sony
6 4 (1.36%) TOWER Software
7 2 (0.68%) Twitter
8 1 (0.34%) SAP
8 1 (0.34%) Xamarin