Period
to 20 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 10 20
Rank change year-on-year -6 +10 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 279 653 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 12.87% 23.94% 11.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.41% 24.45% 12.30%
Number of salaries quoted 249 531 213
Cambridge median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £75,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +16.28%

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 2,080 2,671 2,228
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 97.91% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,621 2,088 1,867
Cambridge median annual salary £47,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,139 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +0.31% - +4.65%

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 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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.

1 261 (93.55%) Software Engineering
2 172 (61.65%) C++
3 135 (48.39%) Java
4 128 (45.88%) Python
5 118 (42.29%) Agile Software Development
6 94 (33.69%) Linux
7 93 (33.33%) C#
8 82 (29.39%) C
9 74 (26.52%) JavaScript
10 66 (23.66%) Mathematics
11 64 (22.94%) Computer Science
12 61 (21.86%) Degree
12 61 (21.86%) Machine Learning
13 57 (20.43%) Multithreading
14 54 (19.35%) SQL
14 54 (19.35%) Scrum
15 52 (18.64%) Artificial Intelligence
16 51 (18.28%) Test Automation
17 48 (17.20%) PhD
17 48 (17.20%) Algorithms
18 40 (14.34%) Windows
19 38 (13.62%) OO
19 38 (13.62%) HTML
20 36 (12.90%) .NET
21 35 (12.54%) Data Structures
22 34 (12.19%) Continuous Integration
23 33 (11.83%) Physics
24 31 (11.11%) OOP
25 30 (10.75%) Computer Science Degree
26 29 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure

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 23 (8.24%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (2.51%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (2.15%) Apache
4 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 29 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (10.04%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (7.53%) GitHub
4 18 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (2.87%) Firebase
5 8 (2.87%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.79%) SaaS
7 3 (1.08%) Slack
7 3 (1.08%) Trello
8 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.72%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.72%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.72%) npm
8 2 (0.72%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.17%) Wireless
2 14 (5.02%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.87%) Internet
4 5 (1.79%) 802.11
5 4 (1.43%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.08%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.72%) 5G
7 2 (0.72%) SNMP
7 2 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.36%) SMS
8 1 (0.36%) WAN
8 1 (0.36%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.96%) NoSQL
2 18 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 16 (5.73%) Big Data
4 14 (5.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (4.66%) MongoDB
6 11 (3.94%) HBase
6 11 (3.94%) MySQL
7 6 (2.15%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.43%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (8.60%) Git (software)
2 21 (7.53%) Visual Studio
3 12 (4.30%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.30%) JIRA
3 12 (4.30%) ReSharper
4 11 (3.94%) TeamCity
5 7 (2.51%) Maven
5 7 (2.51%) NCrunch
6 6 (2.15%) Selenium
7 3 (1.08%) Subversion
8 2 (0.72%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.72%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.72%) gulp
8 2 (0.72%) NUnit
8 2 (0.72%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.72%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.72%) xUnit.net
9 1 (0.36%) GoogleTest
9 1 (0.36%) Gradle
9 1 (0.36%) Hudson
General
1 21 (7.53%) Games
2 19 (6.81%) Automotive
3 12 (4.30%) Publishing
4 11 (3.94%) Aerospace
5 10 (3.58%) Electronics
6 9 (3.23%) Finance
7 6 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.08%) Marketing
9 2 (0.72%) Military
9 2 (0.72%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.36%) Advertising
10 1 (0.36%) French Language
10 1 (0.36%) German Language
10 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.36%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.36%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (13.62%) HTML
2 36 (12.90%) .NET
3 28 (10.04%) Web Services
4 26 (9.32%) AngularJS
4 26 (9.32%) CSS
5 20 (7.17%) TensorFlow
6 18 (6.45%) JSON
6 18 (6.45%) Natural Language Processing
7 17 (6.09%) Node.js
8 16 (5.73%) jQuery
9 14 (5.02%) HTML5
9 14 (5.02%) RESTful
10 13 (4.66%) Angular 2
11 12 (4.30%) ASP.NET
11 12 (4.30%) Spring
12 9 (3.23%) .NET Framework
13 8 (2.87%) REST
13 8 (2.87%) STL
14 7 (2.51%) SOAP
15 6 (2.15%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 64 (22.94%) Computer Science
2 48 (17.20%) Algorithms
3 35 (12.54%) Data Structures
4 19 (6.81%) User Experience
5 17 (6.09%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (4.30%) Robotics
7 12 (4.30%) Smart City
8 11 (3.94%) Device Driver
9 10 (3.58%) Virtual Team
10 8 (2.87%) Internet of Things
11 7 (2.51%) Enterprise Cloud
12 6 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (1.43%) NHS
14 3 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
14 3 (1.08%) Biotechnology
14 3 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
14 3 (1.08%) N-Tier
15 2 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
15 2 (0.72%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 94 (33.69%) Linux
2 40 (14.34%) Windows
3 15 (5.38%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (2.87%) Android
5 3 (1.08%) CentOS
6 2 (0.72%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.72%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.36%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (93.55%) Software Engineering
2 118 (42.29%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (23.66%) Mathematics
4 61 (21.86%) Machine Learning
5 57 (20.43%) Multithreading
6 54 (19.35%) Scrum
7 52 (18.64%) Artificial Intelligence
8 51 (18.28%) Test Automation
9 38 (13.62%) OO
10 34 (12.19%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (11.83%) Physics
12 31 (11.11%) OOP
13 26 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
13 26 (9.32%) Unit Testing
14 25 (8.96%) TDD
15 20 (7.17%) Distributed Algorithms
16 17 (6.09%) Bayesian Methods
16 17 (6.09%) Collaborative Working
16 17 (6.09%) Cryptography
16 17 (6.09%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 172 (61.65%) C++
2 135 (48.39%) Java
3 128 (45.88%) Python
4 93 (33.33%) C#
5 82 (29.39%) C
6 74 (26.52%) JavaScript
7 54 (19.35%) SQL
8 11 (3.94%) Embedded C++
8 11 (3.94%) Ruby
9 10 (3.58%) PHP
10 9 (3.23%) Embedded C
10 9 (3.23%) TypeScript
11 8 (2.87%) Kotlin
11 8 (2.87%) T-SQL
11 8 (2.87%) VB
12 6 (2.15%) Java 8
13 5 (1.79%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.79%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.79%) Perl
14 4 (1.43%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 61 (21.86%) Degree
2 48 (17.20%) PhD
3 30 (10.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (6.09%) MPhil
5 7 (2.51%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.79%) QA
2 2 (0.72%) IEC 62304
2 2 (0.72%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 21 (7.53%) Docker
2 3 (1.08%) Firmware
3 1 (0.36%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (5.02%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.58%) Ansible
3 2 (0.72%) Terraform
4 1 (0.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (4.66%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.58%) Oracle
3 9 (3.23%) Google
4 5 (1.79%) Apple
5 4 (1.43%) WorldPay
5 4 (1.43%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.72%) VMware
7 1 (0.36%) Perforce
7 1 (0.36%) QNX
7 1 (0.36%) Red Hat