Period
to 16 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 16 June 2019.

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

Software Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 8 13
Rank change year-on-year -15 +5 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 169 611 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 10.44% 20.26% 17.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.02% 20.98% 18.40%
Number of salaries quoted 131 421 317
Cambridge median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £34,000 £27,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -

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 1,533 2,912 2,462
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 96.55% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,064 2,001 1,878
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £68,750
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

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 6 months to 16 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 166 (98.22%) Software Engineering
2 84 (49.70%) C++
2 84 (49.70%) Linux
3 73 (43.20%) Java
4 70 (41.42%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (38.46%) C
6 62 (36.69%) Python
7 46 (27.22%) C#
8 43 (25.44%) Degree
9 34 (20.12%) Web Services
10 33 (19.53%) .NET
10 33 (19.53%) Oracle
11 32 (18.93%) SQL
11 32 (18.93%) TDD
11 32 (18.93%) Test Automation
12 31 (18.34%) JavaScript
13 29 (17.16%) Windows
13 29 (17.16%) Scrum
13 29 (17.16%) Telecoms
13 29 (17.16%) Computer Science
14 28 (16.57%) Wireless
15 24 (14.20%) Spring
15 24 (14.20%) Mathematics
16 23 (13.61%) Git (software)
17 22 (13.02%) Embedded C
17 22 (13.02%) Continuous Delivery
18 21 (12.43%) Android
18 21 (12.43%) DevOps
19 20 (11.83%) Embedded Systems
19 20 (11.83%) WorldPay

Software 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 (0.59%) Apache
1 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (0.59%) nginx
1 1 (0.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.28%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.37%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (2.37%) OpenShift
4 3 (1.78%) SaaS
5 1 (0.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.57%) Wireless
2 15 (8.88%) Bluetooth
3 11 (6.51%) Internet
4 7 (4.14%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.18%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.59%) HTTP
6 1 (0.59%) IPv4
6 1 (0.59%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.06%) Relational Database
2 8 (4.73%) MySQL
3 4 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (2.37%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.78%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.18%) Big Data
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.59%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (13.61%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.33%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.14%) GCC
4 4 (2.37%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.78%) Subversion
6 2 (1.18%) Gradle
6 2 (1.18%) JIRA
6 2 (1.18%) Maven
6 2 (1.18%) NUnit
7 1 (0.59%) GitLab
7 1 (0.59%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.59%) PyCharm
7 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (17.16%) Telecoms
2 16 (9.47%) Automotive
2 16 (9.47%) Banking
3 6 (3.55%) Electronics
3 6 (3.55%) Marketing
4 5 (2.96%) Finance
5 4 (2.37%) Games
6 1 (0.59%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (20.12%) Web Services
2 33 (19.53%) .NET
3 24 (14.20%) Spring
4 17 (10.06%) RESTful
5 16 (9.47%) ASP.NET
6 12 (7.10%) OpenGL
6 12 (7.10%) Qt
7 11 (6.51%) JSON
8 9 (5.33%) CSS
8 9 (5.33%) HTML
9 8 (4.73%) jQuery
10 7 (4.14%) Razor View Engine
11 5 (2.96%) Yocto
12 4 (2.37%) Akka
12 4 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (2.37%) Play Framework
12 4 (2.37%) Spring Boot
13 3 (1.78%) Apache Flex
13 3 (1.78%) WCF
14 2 (1.18%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.83%) Embedded Systems
2 14 (8.28%) Device Driver
3 9 (5.33%) Internet of Things
4 8 (4.73%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.78%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.18%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.18%) Smart City
7 2 (1.18%) User Experience
8 1 (0.59%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.59%) CUDA
8 1 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.59%) Life Science
8 1 (0.59%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.59%) PKI
8 1 (0.59%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.59%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 84 (49.70%) Linux
2 29 (17.16%) Windows
3 21 (12.43%) Android
4 14 (8.28%) Embedded Linux
5 9 (5.33%) Unix
6 4 (2.37%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.59%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.59%) Solaris
7 1 (0.59%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (98.22%) Software Engineering
2 70 (41.42%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (18.93%) TDD
3 32 (18.93%) Test Automation
4 29 (17.16%) Computer Science
4 29 (17.16%) Scrum
5 24 (14.20%) Mathematics
6 22 (13.02%) Continuous Delivery
7 21 (12.43%) DevOps
8 19 (11.24%) MVC
9 18 (10.65%) Artificial Intelligence
9 18 (10.65%) Machine Learning
9 18 (10.65%) Technical Leadership
10 17 (10.06%) Physics
11 16 (9.47%) Kanban
12 15 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (5.92%) Analytics
13 10 (5.92%) Chemistry
13 10 (5.92%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 84 (49.70%) C++
2 73 (43.20%) Java
3 65 (38.46%) C
4 62 (36.69%) Python
5 46 (27.22%) C#
6 32 (18.93%) SQL
7 31 (18.34%) JavaScript
8 22 (13.02%) Embedded C
9 7 (4.14%) TypeScript
10 6 (3.55%) Scala
11 4 (2.37%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.37%) Embedded C++
12 3 (1.78%) Perl
13 2 (1.18%) Go
13 2 (1.18%) Kotlin
13 2 (1.18%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.18%) PHP
13 2 (1.18%) R
14 1 (0.59%) ES6
14 1 (0.59%) ML
Qualifications
1 43 (25.44%) Degree
2 16 (9.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (4.14%) PhD
4 2 (1.18%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.18%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.47%) PSD2
2 10 (5.92%) QA
3 1 (0.59%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 13 (7.69%) Docker
2 6 (3.55%) Firmware
3 1 (0.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (6.51%) Ansible
1 11 (6.51%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.96%) Terraform
3 2 (1.18%) Puppet
4 1 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 33 (19.53%) Oracle
2 20 (11.83%) WorldPay
3 5 (2.96%) EMC
4 3 (1.78%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.59%) Citrix
5 1 (0.59%) Gemalto
5 1 (0.59%) Perforce
5 1 (0.59%) QNX
5 1 (0.59%) Sybase