The median annual salary for a Software Development Engineer was £31,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 104 112
Rank change year-on-year -13 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 5 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.37% 0.59% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.61% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 0
Median salary £31,500 £47,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.68% -  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -20.00%  

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 1322 1149 1412
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 97.78% 97.21% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1009 967 1189
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 12 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) C++
3 10 (55.56%) Perl
4 9 (50.00%) Degree
5 8 (44.44%) Linux
6 7 (38.89%) Java
7 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 6 (33.33%) SQL
7 6 (33.33%) MySQL
7 6 (33.33%) Unix
7 6 (33.33%) Python
7 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 6 (33.33%) Nagios
7 6 (33.33%) QA
7 6 (33.33%) Visualisation
7 6 (33.33%) Bash Shell
7 6 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
8 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
8 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
8 5 (27.78%) Windows
8 5 (27.78%) .NET
8 5 (27.78%) C
8 5 (27.78%) C#
9 4 (22.22%) HTTP
9 4 (22.22%) Brocade
9 4 (22.22%) Law
9 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
9 4 (22.22%) Open Source
9 4 (22.22%) Software-Defined Networking

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) HTTP
1 4 (22.22%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) JMeter
2 1 (5.56%) JUnit
2 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.56%) NUnit
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 4 (22.22%) Law
2 1 (5.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
1 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
2 4 (22.22%) Catalyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (66.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) Unix
3 5 (27.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
2 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 6 (33.33%) Visualisation
3 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 4 (22.22%) Open Source
5 2 (11.11%) Bug Management
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
5 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
5 2 (11.11%) Physics
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.56%) Cross-Platform Development
6 1 (5.56%) OO
6 1 (5.56%) OOP
6 1 (5.56%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) C++
2 10 (55.56%) Perl
3 7 (38.89%) Java
4 6 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (33.33%) Python
4 6 (33.33%) SQL
5 5 (27.78%) C
5 5 (27.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Brocade
2 3 (16.67%) Sun
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