The median annual salary for a Software Development Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 111 104
Rank change year-on-year +13 -7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 11 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.89% 0.13% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.14% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 2
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.42% -31.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £40,250
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £35,000 £62,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £38,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.84% -24.00%  

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 1178 1450 1451
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 95.46% 97.25% 98.04%
Number of salaries quoted 875 1133 1194
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 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
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer in Cambridge over the 3 months to 28 March 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 28 March 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 29 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (84.38%) Perl
3 26 (81.25%) Computer Science
4 25 (78.13%) Linux
5 22 (68.75%) QA
6 20 (62.50%) Bash Shell
7 19 (59.38%) MySQL
7 19 (59.38%) SQL
7 19 (59.38%) Java
7 19 (59.38%) Nagios
8 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
9 17 (53.13%) Visualisation
9 17 (53.13%) Data Visualisation
10 13 (40.63%) Sun
11 10 (31.25%) Python
12 8 (25.00%) C++
13 6 (18.75%) Unix
13 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
14 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
14 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
14 5 (15.63%) Degree
14 5 (15.63%) C
14 5 (15.63%) HTTP
15 4 (12.50%) Scrum
15 4 (12.50%) Law
15 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
15 4 (12.50%) Brocade
15 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
15 4 (12.50%) Open Source
15 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) HTTP
2 4 (12.50%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (59.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.25%) JUnit
2 2 (6.25%) NUnit
2 2 (6.25%) Selenium
3 1 (3.13%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) JMeter
3 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (3.13%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Catalyst
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) Ajax
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.13%) CSS
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) jQuery
2 1 (3.13%) WCF
2 1 (3.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (81.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (78.13%) Linux
2 6 (18.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) Data Visualisation
2 17 (53.13%) Visualisation
3 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Open Source
5 4 (12.50%) Scrum
5 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.25%) Bug Management
6 2 (6.25%) Change Management
6 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.25%) Mathematics
6 2 (6.25%) OOP
6 2 (6.25%) Physics
7 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.13%) Product Management
7 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (84.38%) Perl
2 20 (62.50%) Bash Shell
3 19 (59.38%) Java
3 19 (59.38%) SQL
4 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
5 10 (31.25%) Python
6 8 (25.00%) C++
7 5 (15.63%) C
8 2 (6.25%) C#
9 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
9 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (68.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (59.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Sun
2 4 (12.50%) Brocade
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £very competitive + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago