Period
to 22 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 29 28
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 150 315 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 7.36% 9.58% 8.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.63% 9.86% 8.98%
Number of salaries quoted 132 269 185
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +30.43% -23.33%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,450 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £52,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £35,614
% change year-on-year +11.11% +26.36% -20.86%

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 1,967 3,194 2,206
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.56% 97.11% 97.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,468 2,341 1,816
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £30,125 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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 22 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 93 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (50.00%) Java
3 71 (47.33%) C#
4 66 (44.00%) Software Engineering
5 59 (39.33%) Python
6 58 (38.67%) C++
7 55 (36.67%) JavaScript
8 44 (29.33%) .NET
9 43 (28.67%) Degree
10 41 (27.33%) SQL
11 40 (26.67%) OO
12 38 (25.33%) Mathematics
13 37 (24.67%) MVC
14 36 (24.00%) ASP.NET
15 33 (22.00%) C
16 32 (21.33%) Scrum
17 29 (19.33%) Linux
18 28 (18.67%) Computer Science
18 28 (18.67%) Algorithms
19 27 (18.00%) SQL Server
20 26 (17.33%) Machine Learning
21 25 (16.67%) Multithreading
21 25 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
22 24 (16.00%) Git (software)
22 24 (16.00%) Test Automation
22 24 (16.00%) Analytics
23 23 (15.33%) AngularJS
24 22 (14.67%) Finance
24 22 (14.67%) Web Services
24 22 (14.67%) 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 (4.67%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.00%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.33%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.67%) Apache
4 1 (0.67%) IIS
4 1 (0.67%) JBoss
4 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.67%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (6.67%) GitHub
4 2 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.00%) DNS
1 3 (2.00%) Internet
1 3 (2.00%) Skype
1 3 (2.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.67%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.33%) Big Data
3 7 (4.67%) Hadoop
3 7 (4.67%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.67%) MySQL
6 3 (2.00%) Couchbase
6 3 (2.00%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.33%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.67%) Amazon Athena
8 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 18 (12.00%) Visual Studio
3 13 (8.67%) NUnit
4 7 (4.67%) Mercurial
4 7 (4.67%) Subversion
5 6 (4.00%) Gradle
5 6 (4.00%) JIRA
5 6 (4.00%) Maven
6 3 (2.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.00%) webpack
7 2 (1.33%) JUnit
7 2 (1.33%) ReSharper
7 2 (1.33%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.67%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.67%) git-flow
8 1 (0.67%) Hudson
8 1 (0.67%) Mockito
8 1 (0.67%) Selenium
8 1 (0.67%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.67%) VisualVM
General
1 22 (14.67%) Finance
2 14 (9.33%) Telecoms
3 13 (8.67%) Games
4 12 (8.00%) Publishing
5 8 (5.33%) Automotive
6 7 (4.67%) Law
7 6 (4.00%) Manufacturing
8 5 (3.33%) Aerospace
8 5 (3.33%) Marketing
9 3 (2.00%) Electronics
10 2 (1.33%) Military
11 1 (0.67%) Advertising
11 1 (0.67%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (29.33%) .NET
2 36 (24.00%) ASP.NET
3 23 (15.33%) AngularJS
4 22 (14.67%) Web Services
5 21 (14.00%) CSS
5 21 (14.00%) HTML
5 21 (14.00%) WPF
6 20 (13.33%) React
7 17 (11.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (10.67%) Natural Language Processing
8 16 (10.67%) WinForms
9 15 (10.00%) WCF
10 13 (8.67%) TensorFlow
11 12 (8.00%) jQuery
11 12 (8.00%) Velocity
12 11 (7.33%) Redux
13 10 (6.67%) Spring
14 9 (6.00%) JSON
14 9 (6.00%) RESTful
15 8 (5.33%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.67%) Algorithms
2 13 (8.67%) Smart City
3 12 (8.00%) Robotics
4 11 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.00%) Client/Server
5 9 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (3.33%) User Experience
7 3 (2.00%) Blog
7 3 (2.00%) Life Science
7 3 (2.00%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.33%) IPTV
8 2 (1.33%) Media Streaming
8 2 (1.33%) Over-the-Top Content
8 2 (1.33%) STB
8 2 (1.33%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.67%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.67%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.67%) Fintech
9 1 (0.67%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 29 (19.33%) Linux
2 11 (7.33%) Unix
2 11 (7.33%) Windows
3 2 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (44.00%) Software Engineering
3 40 (26.67%) OO
4 38 (25.33%) Mathematics
5 37 (24.67%) MVC
6 32 (21.33%) Scrum
7 28 (18.67%) Computer Science
8 26 (17.33%) Machine Learning
9 25 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
9 25 (16.67%) Multithreading
10 24 (16.00%) Analytics
10 24 (16.00%) Test Automation
11 22 (14.67%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (13.33%) Decision-Making
12 20 (13.33%) Mentoring
13 19 (12.67%) Biology
14 18 (12.00%) Computational Biology
15 17 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (11.33%) Front End Development
15 17 (11.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (50.00%) Java
2 71 (47.33%) C#
3 59 (39.33%) Python
4 58 (38.67%) C++
5 55 (36.67%) JavaScript
6 41 (27.33%) SQL
7 33 (22.00%) C
8 8 (5.33%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.33%) PHP
10 4 (2.67%) TypeScript
11 3 (2.00%) Java 8
11 3 (2.00%) VB
12 1 (0.67%) ES6
12 1 (0.67%) Go
12 1 (0.67%) Groovy
12 1 (0.67%) Lua
12 1 (0.67%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.67%) Perl
12 1 (0.67%) Ruby
12 1 (0.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 43 (28.67%) Degree
2 16 (10.67%) PhD
3 13 (8.67%) MPhil
4 7 (4.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.67%) HNC
5 1 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 14 (9.33%) Docker
2 1 (0.67%) Firmware
2 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.67%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.33%) Ansible
3 2 (1.33%) Puppet
3 2 (1.33%) Terraform
4 1 (0.67%) Consul
4 1 (0.67%) Packer
Vendors
1 18 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.00%) SAP
3 2 (1.33%) Google
3 2 (1.33%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle
4 1 (0.67%) Samsung
4 1 (0.67%) VMware