The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 21 21
Rank change year-on-year +7 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 248 118 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 17.88% 9.99% 10.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.32% 10.28% 10.80%
Number of salaries quoted 194 108 122
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £75,000 £52,500
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 1354 1148 1379
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 97.62% 97.21% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1033 972 1163
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 £28,000
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 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 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 452 (97.62%) Software Engineering
2 342 (73.87%) C++
3 214 (46.22%) Python
4 213 (46.00%) C
4 213 (46.00%) Degree
5 212 (45.79%) Computer Science
6 184 (39.74%) Mathematics
7 182 (39.31%) Java
8 150 (32.40%) C#
9 140 (30.24%) Linux
10 118 (25.49%) Physics
11 114 (24.62%) Windows
12 95 (20.52%) Algorithms
13 86 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
14 73 (15.77%) PhD
15 68 (14.69%) OO
16 66 (14.25%) Embedded C
17 63 (13.61%) JavaScript
18 60 (12.96%) Computer Science Degree
19 58 (12.53%) Machine Learning
20 56 (12.10%) Multithreading
21 54 (11.66%) Wireless
22 52 (11.23%) Electronics
22 52 (11.23%) Perl
23 51 (11.02%) HTML
24 48 (10.37%) Android
25 47 (10.15%) Embedded C++
25 47 (10.15%) MATLAB
26 44 (9.50%) .NET
27 40 (8.64%) HTML5

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 10 (2.16%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (1.08%) DNN
2 5 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Simulink
2 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.24%) GitHub
3 11 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (11.66%) Wireless
2 28 (6.05%) Bluetooth
3 23 (4.97%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (3.24%) TCP/IP
5 14 (3.02%) Internet
6 7 (1.51%) HTTP
6 7 (1.51%) SAN
7 5 (1.08%) 802.11
7 5 (1.08%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (1.08%) Firewall
7 5 (1.08%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (0.43%) 3G
8 2 (0.43%) AMQP
8 2 (0.43%) DNS
8 2 (0.43%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.43%) IPv6
8 2 (0.43%) LTE
9 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.22%) SNMP
9 1 (0.22%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.81%) Big Data
2 11 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.16%) MySQL
4 7 (1.51%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.51%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.08%) HBase
5 5 (1.08%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.43%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (0.43%) GIS
7 2 (0.43%) Redis
8 1 (0.22%) MS Access
8 1 (0.22%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 36 (7.78%) Git (software)
2 28 (6.05%) Visual Studio
3 25 (5.40%) TeamCity
4 11 (2.38%) GoogleTest
4 11 (2.38%) NUnit
4 11 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (2.16%) Jenkins
5 10 (2.16%) Moq
5 10 (2.16%) MSBuild
5 10 (2.16%) Subversion
6 9 (1.94%) NCrunch
6 9 (1.94%) ReSharper
7 3 (0.65%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.22%) GCC
8 1 (0.22%) JIRA
8 1 (0.22%) JMeter
8 1 (0.22%) JUnit
8 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.22%) Selenium
General
1 52 (11.23%) Electronics
2 21 (4.54%) Multimedia
3 20 (4.32%) Telecoms
4 19 (4.10%) Aerospace
5 15 (3.24%) Finance
6 13 (2.81%) Games
7 10 (2.16%) Law
8 8 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.30%) Automotive
9 6 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.86%) Marketing
11 1 (0.22%) Banking
11 1 (0.22%) French Language
11 1 (0.22%) German Language
11 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.22%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (11.02%) HTML
2 44 (9.50%) .NET
3 40 (8.64%) HTML5
4 31 (6.70%) AngularJS
4 31 (6.70%) CSS
5 30 (6.48%) ASP.NET
6 28 (6.05%) jQuery
7 21 (4.54%) CSS3
7 21 (4.54%) Node.js
8 18 (3.89%) Apache Axis
8 18 (3.89%) POSIX
9 17 (3.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 17 (3.67%) STL
10 15 (3.24%) Angular 2
10 15 (3.24%) JSON
10 15 (3.24%) OpenGL
11 13 (2.81%) Backbone.js
11 13 (2.81%) Web Services
12 12 (2.59%) REST
13 11 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 212 (45.79%) Computer Science
2 95 (20.52%) Algorithms
3 26 (5.62%) Embedded Systems
4 22 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (4.32%) 3D Printing
5 20 (4.32%) Augmented Reality
6 19 (4.10%) Data Structures
7 18 (3.89%) Mobile App
8 15 (3.24%) User Experience
9 12 (2.59%) 3D Graphics
10 11 (2.38%) Life Science
10 11 (2.38%) Smart City
11 7 (1.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 7 (1.51%) Internet of Things
12 6 (1.30%) Device Driver
12 6 (1.30%) Home Automation
12 6 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (1.30%) Smart Home
13 4 (0.86%) Robotics
14 2 (0.43%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 140 (30.24%) Linux
2 114 (24.62%) Windows
3 48 (10.37%) Android
4 35 (7.56%) Apple iOS
5 16 (3.46%) Unix
6 7 (1.51%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (1.51%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 4 (0.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (97.62%) Software Engineering
2 184 (39.74%) Mathematics
3 118 (25.49%) Physics
4 86 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (14.69%) OO
6 58 (12.53%) Machine Learning
7 56 (12.10%) Multithreading
8 38 (8.21%) CAD
9 36 (7.78%) Artificial Intelligence
10 35 (7.56%) SDLC
11 33 (7.13%) Test Automation
12 32 (6.91%) TDD
13 30 (6.48%) OOP
14 29 (6.26%) Open Source
15 25 (5.40%) Scrum
16 24 (5.18%) Unit Testing
17 22 (4.75%) OOD
18 20 (4.32%) 3D Modelling
18 20 (4.32%) CAE
18 20 (4.32%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 342 (73.87%) C++
2 214 (46.22%) Python
3 213 (46.00%) C
4 182 (39.31%) Java
5 150 (32.40%) C#
6 66 (14.25%) Embedded C
7 63 (13.61%) JavaScript
8 52 (11.23%) Perl
9 47 (10.15%) Embedded C++
9 47 (10.15%) MATLAB
10 30 (6.48%) SQL
11 19 (4.10%) Assembly Language
12 14 (3.02%) Bash Shell
13 10 (2.16%) Ruby
14 9 (1.94%) F#
14 9 (1.94%) Scala
15 8 (1.73%) Tcl
16 6 (1.30%) Fortran
16 6 (1.30%) VB
16 6 (1.30%) VB6
Qualifications
1 213 (46.00%) Degree
2 73 (15.77%) PhD
3 60 (12.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 27 (5.83%) Security Cleared
5 24 (5.18%) Numerate Degree
6 17 (3.67%) MCP
6 17 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.43%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.34%) QA
System Software
1 23 (4.97%) Docker
2 14 (3.02%) Firmware
3 5 (1.08%) KVM
3 5 (1.08%) LXC
3 5 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.22%) Xen
5 1 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (0.86%) Nagios
2 2 (0.43%) Ansible
2 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (7.99%) Microsoft
2 11 (2.38%) Google
3 10 (2.16%) Brocade
4 9 (1.94%) Oracle
4 9 (1.94%) RedGate
5 6 (1.30%) VMware
6 5 (1.08%) CA
6 5 (1.08%) Riverbed
6 5 (1.08%) Vyatta
7 2 (0.43%) QNX
7 2 (0.43%) Sun
8 1 (0.22%) Citrix
8 1 (0.22%) NEC
8 1 (0.22%) Wind River
8 1 (0.22%) Xamarin
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