Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 19 20
Rank change year-on-year +10 +1 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 716 290 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 23.40% 12.81% 10.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.03% 13.15% 11.17%
Number of salaries quoted 576 222 274
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £59,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +11.63% +1.18%

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 2979 2205 2767
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.35% 97.39% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2270 1836 2393
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.51% +9.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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.

1 702 (98.04%) Software Engineering
2 491 (68.58%) C++
3 369 (51.54%) Computer Science
4 341 (47.63%) C
5 334 (46.65%) Degree
6 292 (40.78%) Linux
7 270 (37.71%) Python
8 247 (34.50%) Java
9 246 (34.36%) Mathematics
10 213 (29.75%) C#
11 188 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
12 187 (26.12%) Physics
13 185 (25.84%) Windows
14 152 (21.23%) Multithreading
15 137 (19.13%) OO
16 131 (18.30%) Algorithms
17 121 (16.90%) SDLC
18 106 (14.80%) Scrum
19 105 (14.66%) Wireless
20 97 (13.55%) SQL
21 94 (13.13%) Embedded C
22 89 (12.43%) JavaScript
23 85 (11.87%) Computer Science Degree
24 82 (11.45%) Finance
25 80 (11.17%) MATLAB
26 77 (10.75%) Artificial Intelligence
27 74 (10.34%) OOP
28 73 (10.20%) Embedded C++
29 71 (9.92%) Collaborative Working
30 69 (9.64%) HTML

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 7 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (3.49%) GitHub
3 15 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.28%) SaaS
6 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.14%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 1 (0.14%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 105 (14.66%) Wireless
2 32 (4.47%) TCP/IP
3 18 (2.51%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (2.09%) Bluetooth
5 11 (1.54%) OpenVPN
6 10 (1.40%) 3G
6 10 (1.40%) 4G
7 8 (1.12%) Internet
8 3 (0.42%) HTTP
8 3 (0.42%) SNMP
8 3 (0.42%) WAN
9 2 (0.28%) SAN
10 1 (0.14%) DHCP
10 1 (0.14%) DNS
10 1 (0.14%) LDAP
10 1 (0.14%) SMS
10 1 (0.14%) WLAN
10 1 (0.14%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.09%) NoSQL
3 11 (1.54%) GIS
4 9 (1.26%) Big Data
5 6 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (0.84%) MySQL
6 3 (0.42%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.42%) Text Mining
7 2 (0.28%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 27 (3.77%) Visual Studio
2 24 (3.35%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.21%) TeamCity
4 19 (2.65%) NUnit
5 13 (1.82%) ClearCase
5 13 (1.82%) Jenkins
5 13 (1.82%) JIRA
5 13 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (0.98%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.84%) Selenium
8 2 (0.28%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.28%) JMeter
8 2 (0.28%) JUnit
8 2 (0.28%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.28%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.28%) xUnit.net
9 1 (0.14%) GCC
9 1 (0.14%) GitLab
9 1 (0.14%) GoogleTest
General
1 82 (11.45%) Finance
2 54 (7.54%) Electronics
3 22 (3.07%) Multimedia
4 20 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (1.26%) Marketing
7 6 (0.84%) Advertising
7 6 (0.84%) Games
8 5 (0.70%) Automotive
9 2 (0.28%) Banking
9 2 (0.28%) Legal
9 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.14%) Back Office
10 1 (0.14%) French Language
10 1 (0.14%) German Language
10 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (9.64%) .NET
1 69 (9.64%) HTML
2 33 (4.61%) jQuery
3 30 (4.19%) ASP.NET
4 29 (4.05%) Apache Axis
5 28 (3.91%) CSS
6 26 (3.63%) WPF
7 24 (3.35%) STL
8 22 (3.07%) Node.js
9 20 (2.79%) Qt
10 19 (2.65%) Backbone.js
10 19 (2.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 19 (2.65%) HTML5
10 19 (2.65%) OpenGL
11 18 (2.51%) POSIX
12 17 (2.37%) D3.js
13 16 (2.23%) AngularJS
14 14 (1.96%) Web Services
14 14 (1.96%) WinForms
15 13 (1.82%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 369 (51.54%) Computer Science
2 131 (18.30%) Algorithms
3 46 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (5.31%) Data Structures
5 29 (4.05%) 3D Printing
6 27 (3.77%) Embedded Systems
7 25 (3.49%) User Experience
8 23 (3.21%) Augmented Reality
9 21 (2.93%) Mobile App
10 18 (2.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 16 (2.23%) Life Science
12 15 (2.09%) Device Driver
13 13 (1.82%) Verilog
14 12 (1.68%) Client/Server
14 12 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.68%) Robotics
15 8 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
15 8 (1.12%) Tandem
16 7 (0.98%) 3D Graphics
17 6 (0.84%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 292 (40.78%) Linux
2 185 (25.84%) Windows
3 49 (6.84%) Embedded Linux
4 43 (6.01%) Android
5 27 (3.77%) Apple iOS
6 19 (2.65%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 6 (0.84%) Unix
8 2 (0.28%) CentOS
8 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.14%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 702 (98.04%) Software Engineering
2 246 (34.36%) Mathematics
3 188 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
4 187 (26.12%) Physics
5 152 (21.23%) Multithreading
6 137 (19.13%) OO
7 121 (16.90%) SDLC
8 106 (14.80%) Scrum
9 77 (10.75%) Artificial Intelligence
10 74 (10.34%) OOP
11 71 (9.92%) Collaborative Working
12 66 (9.22%) Machine Learning
13 63 (8.80%) Test Automation
14 57 (7.96%) Multithreaded Programming
15 38 (5.31%) OOD
16 37 (5.17%) Open Source
17 35 (4.89%) TDD
18 34 (4.75%) Performance Optimisation
19 33 (4.61%) Statistics
20 32 (4.47%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 491 (68.58%) C++
2 341 (47.63%) C
3 270 (37.71%) Python
4 247 (34.50%) Java
5 213 (29.75%) C#
6 97 (13.55%) SQL
7 94 (13.13%) Embedded C
8 89 (12.43%) JavaScript
9 80 (11.17%) MATLAB
10 73 (10.20%) Embedded C++
11 30 (4.19%) Assembly Language
12 23 (3.21%) Fortran
13 22 (3.07%) Perl
14 21 (2.93%) F#
14 21 (2.93%) VB
14 21 (2.93%) VB6
15 14 (1.96%) Julia
16 12 (1.68%) Objective-C
17 11 (1.54%) PHP
17 11 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 334 (46.65%) Degree
2 85 (11.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 60 (8.38%) PhD
4 25 (3.49%) MCP
4 25 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (2.09%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (0.70%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.93%) QA
2 2 (0.28%) JTAG
System Software
1 23 (3.21%) Firmware
2 10 (1.40%) Docker
3 2 (0.28%) iptables
4 1 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (0.56%) Puppet
2 3 (0.42%) Ansible
3 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.14%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.14%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (5.03%) Microsoft
2 24 (3.35%) Oracle
3 13 (1.82%) Terracotta
4 11 (1.54%) Dell
4 11 (1.54%) HP
5 7 (0.98%) Atlassian
6 4 (0.56%) Wind River
7 3 (0.42%) QNX
8 2 (0.28%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.28%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.14%) Google
9 1 (0.14%) IBM
9 1 (0.14%) NEC
9 1 (0.14%) VMware