Period
to 19 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 14 26
Rank change year-on-year +6 +12 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 781 418 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 22.77% 16.90% 8.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.50% 17.41% 8.82%
Number of salaries quoted 540 298 210
Cambridge median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £33,475
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £59,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +5.88%

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 3,323 2,401 2,790
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.88% 97.05% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2,270 1,893 2,227
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £29,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 19 April 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 19 April 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.

1 752 (96.29%) Software Engineering
2 516 (66.07%) C++
3 412 (52.75%) C
4 371 (47.50%) Linux
5 368 (47.12%) Python
6 337 (43.15%) Computer Science
7 290 (37.13%) Degree
8 268 (34.31%) Mathematics
9 228 (29.19%) Java
10 186 (23.82%) Agile Software Development
11 179 (22.92%) Physics
12 164 (21.00%) Windows
13 158 (20.23%) C#
14 142 (18.18%) Multithreading
15 133 (17.03%) Embedded C
16 114 (14.60%) OO
17 112 (14.34%) Algorithms
18 108 (13.83%) Embedded C++
19 107 (13.70%) Machine Learning
20 105 (13.44%) Scrum
21 103 (13.19%) JavaScript
22 99 (12.68%) Artificial Intelligence
23 94 (12.04%) Electronics
24 83 (10.63%) SQL
25 72 (9.22%) PhD
26 70 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
27 68 (8.71%) MATLAB
27 68 (8.71%) SDLC
28 64 (8.19%) Computer Vision
29 63 (8.07%) Wireless

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 14 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (0.51%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.26%) Apache
4 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.13%) PTC Creo
1 1 (0.13%) Simulink
1 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.46%) GitHub
2 16 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.13%) Firebase
6 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (8.07%) Wireless
2 43 (5.51%) TCP/IP
3 33 (4.23%) Internet
4 17 (2.18%) Bluetooth
5 13 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (1.15%) SNMP
6 9 (1.15%) WAN
7 4 (0.51%) HTTP
8 3 (0.38%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.26%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.26%) OpenVPN
9 2 (0.26%) SAN
10 1 (0.13%) 3G
10 1 (0.13%) 4G
10 1 (0.13%) DHCP
10 1 (0.13%) DNS
10 1 (0.13%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.13%) Modbus
10 1 (0.13%) NAS
10 1 (0.13%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (4.99%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.05%) NoSQL
3 15 (1.92%) Big Data
4 11 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (1.15%) MySQL
6 7 (0.90%) GIS
7 4 (0.51%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.38%) HBase
8 3 (0.38%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.26%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.26%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.26%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.26%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.26%) HDInsight
9 2 (0.26%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 36 (4.61%) JIRA
2 33 (4.23%) Git (software)
3 22 (2.82%) Visual Studio
4 16 (2.05%) TeamCity
5 15 (1.92%) ReSharper
6 12 (1.54%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.02%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.90%) NUnit
8 7 (0.90%) Selenium
9 6 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.51%) JUnit
10 4 (0.51%) NCrunch
10 4 (0.51%) Subversion
11 3 (0.38%) GitLab
11 3 (0.38%) JMeter
11 3 (0.38%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.26%) Buildbot
12 2 (0.26%) CMake
12 2 (0.26%) git-flow
12 2 (0.26%) JIRA Agile
General
1 94 (12.04%) Electronics
2 39 (4.99%) Finance
3 22 (2.82%) Multimedia
4 19 (2.43%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.18%) Retail
6 15 (1.92%) Automotive
7 12 (1.54%) Marketing
8 10 (1.28%) Advertising
8 10 (1.28%) Aerospace
9 9 (1.15%) Games
10 7 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.38%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.26%) Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Legal
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
13 1 (0.13%) German Language
13 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.13%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (7.94%) HTML
2 61 (7.81%) .NET
3 37 (4.74%) CSS
4 36 (4.61%) OpenGL
4 36 (4.61%) Web Services
5 29 (3.71%) .NET Framework
6 28 (3.59%) RESTful
7 23 (2.94%) TensorFlow
8 21 (2.69%) AngularJS
9 19 (2.43%) jQuery
9 19 (2.43%) Node.js
10 18 (2.30%) STL
11 15 (1.92%) WPF
12 12 (1.54%) Django
13 11 (1.41%) ASP.NET
14 10 (1.28%) Angular 2
15 9 (1.15%) Natural Language Processing
16 8 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
17 7 (0.90%) Backbone.js
17 7 (0.90%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 337 (43.15%) Computer Science
2 112 (14.34%) Algorithms
3 31 (3.97%) Embedded Systems
4 27 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (3.33%) Life Science
6 23 (2.94%) CUDA
7 22 (2.82%) Robotics
8 21 (2.69%) Data Structures
8 21 (2.69%) User Experience
9 19 (2.43%) Augmented Reality
10 15 (1.92%) Internet of Things
11 14 (1.79%) Device Driver
12 13 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.54%) Smart Energy
14 11 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
15 6 (0.77%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.77%) Smart Home
16 5 (0.64%) Verilog
17 4 (0.51%) GPGPU
Operating Systems
1 371 (47.50%) Linux
2 164 (21.00%) Windows
3 58 (7.43%) Embedded Linux
4 28 (3.59%) Android
5 19 (2.43%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.66%) Unix
7 3 (0.38%) FreeRTOS
8 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.13%) CentOS
9 1 (0.13%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.13%) Nucleus RTOS
9 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.13%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 752 (96.29%) Software Engineering
2 268 (34.31%) Mathematics
3 186 (23.82%) Agile Software Development
4 179 (22.92%) Physics
5 142 (18.18%) Multithreading
6 114 (14.60%) OO
7 107 (13.70%) Machine Learning
8 105 (13.44%) Scrum
9 99 (12.68%) Artificial Intelligence
10 70 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
11 68 (8.71%) SDLC
12 64 (8.19%) Computer Vision
13 63 (8.07%) Test Automation
14 59 (7.55%) Image Processing
15 53 (6.79%) Video Processing
16 50 (6.40%) Collaborative Working
17 46 (5.89%) Data Science
18 41 (5.25%) Embedded Software Development
19 37 (4.74%) Continuous Integration
20 36 (4.61%) Linux Kernel Development
Programming Languages
1 516 (66.07%) C++
2 412 (52.75%) C
3 368 (47.12%) Python
4 228 (29.19%) Java
5 158 (20.23%) C#
6 133 (17.03%) Embedded C
7 108 (13.83%) Embedded C++
8 103 (13.19%) JavaScript
9 83 (10.63%) SQL
10 68 (8.71%) MATLAB
11 42 (5.38%) Assembly Language
12 38 (4.87%) PHP
13 29 (3.71%) T-SQL
14 15 (1.92%) VB
15 12 (1.54%) Ruby
15 12 (1.54%) VC++
16 8 (1.02%) Perl
17 6 (0.77%) F#
17 6 (0.77%) VB6
18 5 (0.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 290 (37.13%) Degree
2 72 (9.22%) PhD
3 60 (7.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (2.69%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.28%) QA
2 1 (0.13%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.13%) JTAG
System Software
1 34 (4.35%) Firmware
2 10 (1.28%) Docker
3 2 (0.26%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 2 (0.26%) iptables
3 2 (0.26%) LXC
3 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.13%) NFS
4 1 (0.13%) Xen
4 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (0.38%) Terraform
2 2 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (0.26%) Nagios
2 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.26%) Puppet
3 1 (0.13%) Ansible
3 1 (0.13%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.13%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (3.84%) Dell
1 30 (3.84%) HP
2 21 (2.69%) Oracle
3 19 (2.43%) WorldPay
4 6 (0.77%) Atlassian
4 6 (0.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (0.51%) Wind River
6 3 (0.38%) QNX
6 3 (0.38%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.26%) Google
7 2 (0.26%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.26%) Terracotta
7 2 (0.26%) VMware
8 1 (0.13%) Apple
8 1 (0.13%) Citrix
8 1 (0.13%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.13%) EMC
8 1 (0.13%) PTC