The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 10 25 19
Rank change year-on-year +15 -6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 220 125 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 18.03% 8.47% 12.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.88% 8.69% 12.85%
Number of salaries quoted 133 109 155
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 £35,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £55,000 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 1165 1438 1409
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 95.49% 97.43% 98.05%
Number of salaries quoted 872 1129 1158
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 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Cambridge

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Cambridge

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Cambridge over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Cambridge

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Software 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 372 (94.42%) Software Engineering
2 241 (61.17%) C++
3 194 (49.24%) Computer Science
4 185 (46.95%) Degree
5 172 (43.65%) Python
6 159 (40.36%) Java
7 144 (36.55%) Mathematics
8 133 (33.76%) Linux
9 132 (33.50%) C
10 112 (28.43%) C#
11 88 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
12 78 (19.80%) Perl
13 75 (19.04%) Physics
14 73 (18.53%) Windows
15 69 (17.51%) PhD
16 57 (14.47%) JavaScript
17 53 (13.45%) OO
18 52 (13.20%) Electronics
18 52 (13.20%) Algorithms
19 48 (12.18%) SQL
20 46 (11.68%) Git (software)
21 43 (10.91%) Machine Learning
22 39 (9.90%) Multithreading
22 39 (9.90%) Microsoft
22 39 (9.90%) Android
23 38 (9.64%) .NET
24 36 (9.14%) HTML
24 36 (9.14%) QA
25 35 (8.88%) Embedded C
26 34 (8.63%) Wireless

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.27%) DNN
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 20 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.28%) GitHub
3 7 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.63%) Wireless
2 29 (7.36%) Bluetooth
3 15 (3.81%) 802.11
4 13 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (2.79%) HTTP
6 8 (2.03%) Internet
6 8 (2.03%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.27%) Ethernet
7 5 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (1.27%) Firewall
7 5 (1.27%) NFC
7 5 (1.27%) SAN
7 5 (1.27%) Software-Defined Networking
8 4 (1.02%) SMPP
8 4 (1.02%) SMS
9 2 (0.51%) SSL
9 2 (0.51%) ZigBee
10 1 (0.25%) DNS
10 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.25%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.35%) MySQL
2 13 (3.30%) Big Data
2 13 (3.30%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.54%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.03%) NoSQL
5 7 (1.78%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.52%) HBase
7 2 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.25%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.25%) GIS
8 1 (0.25%) MS Access
8 1 (0.25%) Redis
8 1 (0.25%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 46 (11.68%) Git (software)
2 31 (7.87%) Visual Studio
3 16 (4.06%) NUnit
4 15 (3.81%) TeamCity
5 11 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (2.54%) MSBuild
7 9 (2.28%) NCrunch
7 9 (2.28%) ReSharper
7 9 (2.28%) Subversion
8 7 (1.78%) MSTest
9 6 (1.52%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.52%) Moq
10 5 (1.27%) GoogleTest
11 3 (0.76%) JIRA
12 2 (0.51%) JUnit
12 2 (0.51%) LabVIEW
12 2 (0.51%) Selenium
13 1 (0.25%) JMeter
13 1 (0.25%) LoadRunner
13 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 52 (13.20%) Electronics
2 18 (4.57%) Aerospace
3 17 (4.31%) Automotive
4 15 (3.81%) Finance
5 14 (3.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 12 (3.05%) Games
7 10 (2.54%) Law
7 10 (2.54%) Multimedia
7 10 (2.54%) Telecoms
8 9 (2.28%) Banking
9 7 (1.78%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.27%) French Language
10 5 (1.27%) German Language
10 5 (1.27%) Italian Language
10 5 (1.27%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (9.64%) .NET
2 36 (9.14%) HTML
3 27 (6.85%) CSS
4 23 (5.84%) ASP.NET
5 19 (4.82%) XML
6 16 (4.06%) HTML5
6 16 (4.06%) Web Services
7 15 (3.81%) 802.1X
8 14 (3.55%) jQuery
8 14 (3.55%) WCF
9 13 (3.30%) JSON
10 12 (3.05%) CSS3
10 12 (3.05%) WPF
11 11 (2.79%) OpenGL
12 10 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (2.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 10 (2.54%) Catalyst
12 10 (2.54%) J2EE
12 10 (2.54%) POSIX
12 10 (2.54%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 194 (49.24%) Computer Science
2 52 (13.20%) Algorithms
3 19 (4.82%) User Experience
4 15 (3.81%) Augmented Reality
4 15 (3.81%) Embedded Systems
5 13 (3.30%) Linux Command Line
6 11 (2.79%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.28%) Life Science
8 7 (1.78%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (1.78%) Device Driver
8 7 (1.78%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.78%) Mobile Payment
9 6 (1.52%) Home Automation
10 5 (1.27%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (1.27%) e-Learning
11 4 (1.02%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.76%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.76%) Mobile Banking
12 3 (0.76%) Smart Home
13 2 (0.51%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 133 (33.76%) Linux
2 73 (18.53%) Windows
3 39 (9.90%) Android
4 17 (4.31%) Unix
5 14 (3.55%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 7 (1.78%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.25%) webOS
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (94.42%) Software Engineering
2 144 (36.55%) Mathematics
3 88 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (19.04%) Physics
5 53 (13.45%) OO
6 43 (10.91%) Machine Learning
7 39 (9.90%) Multithreading
8 33 (8.38%) SDLC
9 31 (7.87%) Visualisation
10 28 (7.11%) OOP
11 24 (6.09%) Open Source
12 20 (5.08%) CAD
12 20 (5.08%) Data Visualisation
12 20 (5.08%) Scrum
13 19 (4.82%) Bioinformatics
14 18 (4.57%) Android Development
15 16 (4.06%) Artificial Intelligence
15 16 (4.06%) Cross-Platform Development
16 15 (3.81%) OOD
16 15 (3.81%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 241 (61.17%) C++
2 172 (43.65%) Python
3 159 (40.36%) Java
4 132 (33.50%) C
5 112 (28.43%) C#
6 78 (19.80%) Perl
7 57 (14.47%) JavaScript
8 48 (12.18%) SQL
9 35 (8.88%) Embedded C
10 25 (6.35%) Bash Shell
11 24 (6.09%) Embedded C++
12 20 (5.08%) MATLAB
13 12 (3.05%) Ruby
14 9 (2.28%) Scala
15 7 (1.78%) Tcl
16 6 (1.52%) Assembly Language
17 5 (1.27%) PowerShell
18 4 (1.02%) Fortran
19 3 (0.76%) PHP
20 2 (0.51%) F#
Qualifications
1 185 (46.95%) Degree
2 69 (17.51%) PhD
3 20 (5.08%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.14%) QA
2 2 (0.51%) ISO 14001
2 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.51%) ISO13485
System Software
1 12 (3.05%) Docker
1 12 (3.05%) Firmware
2 5 (1.27%) KVM
2 5 (1.27%) LXC
2 5 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (4.82%) Nagios
2 1 (0.25%) Ansible
2 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (9.90%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.06%) Dell
2 16 (4.06%) HP
3 13 (3.30%) Sun
4 11 (2.79%) QNX
5 10 (2.54%) Brocade
6 9 (2.28%) RedGate
7 5 (1.27%) CA
7 5 (1.27%) Google
7 5 (1.27%) IBM
7 5 (1.27%) Riverbed
7 5 (1.27%) VMware
7 5 (1.27%) Vyatta
8 4 (1.02%) Intel
8 4 (1.02%) Oracle
9 1 (0.25%) Red Hat
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 40,000 to £50,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge
Tectre Limited
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge
Tectre Limited
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Technical Futures
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £highly competitive + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: Attractive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k dep. on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Technical Futures
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £33,000 to £45,000 per annum benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Technical Futures
Salary: Comprehensive Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum pension + gym + 25 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: Completely negotiable and excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Top Prospects, Benefits and Perks
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum plus company benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £28,000 to £40,000 per annum bonus + health + pension + life insu
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £highly competitive + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £28000 - £32000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Origami Energy
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Pension + Stock + More
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Red Gate Software
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago