Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Development Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Software Development Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 132 155
Rank change year-on-year -30 +23 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 17 15 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.55% 0.65% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.67% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 16 8 6
Cambridge median annual salary £62,500 £47,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.58% -17.39% +43.75%
10th Percentile £44,375 £43,375 £35,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £53,625 £66,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £62,500 £47,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +31.58% -17.39% +43.75%

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 3015 2236 2742
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.26% 97.39% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2300 1863 2379
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 Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Software Development Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Engineer in Cambridge

Software Development Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Software Development Engineer in Cambridge

Software Development Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Development Engineer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Software Development Engineer 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 Development Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (64.71%) Degree
2 9 (52.94%) C++
2 9 (52.94%) C
3 8 (47.06%) Linux
3 8 (47.06%) Computer Science
4 7 (41.18%) C#
5 6 (35.29%) HP
5 6 (35.29%) Dell
5 6 (35.29%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (35.29%) Embedded Software Development
6 5 (29.41%) SDET
6 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
6 5 (29.41%) NUnit
7 4 (23.53%) Java
7 4 (23.53%) .NET
7 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (23.53%) Selenium
7 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (17.65%) Windows
8 3 (17.65%) OO
8 3 (17.65%) Python
9 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
9 2 (11.76%) MVC
9 2 (11.76%) JMeter
9 2 (11.76%) Games
9 2 (11.76%) SQL
9 2 (11.76%) OOP
9 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
9 2 (11.76%) JUnit
9 2 (11.76%) JavaScript

Software Development Engineer 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 (5.88%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) NUnit
2 4 (23.53%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
3 2 (11.76%) JMeter
3 2 (11.76%) JUnit
3 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
3 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
3 2 (11.76%) xUnit.net
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.76%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.88%) RESTful
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Embedded Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) SDET
2 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (17.65%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Cross-Platform Development
5 2 (11.76%) Kanban
5 2 (11.76%) MVC
5 2 (11.76%) OOP
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) SOLID
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.88%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 1 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) C
1 9 (52.94%) C++
2 7 (41.18%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) Java
4 3 (17.65%) Python
5 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
6 1 (5.88%) Perl
6 1 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Dell
1 6 (35.29%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Perforce