Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 17 20
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 788 337 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 24.79% 15.19% 10.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.60% 15.62% 11.09%
Number of salaries quoted 620 265 281
Cambridge median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £57,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £51,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +14.44% +2.27% -2.22%

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 3,078 2,158 2,859
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 97.29% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,285 1,832 2,398
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.69% +10.63%
10th Percentile £29,600 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 23 January 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 23 January 2018, 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.

1 765 (97.08%) Software Engineering
2 521 (66.12%) C++
3 395 (50.13%) Computer Science
4 376 (47.72%) C
5 355 (45.05%) Degree
6 338 (42.89%) Linux
7 312 (39.59%) Python
8 256 (32.49%) Java
9 249 (31.60%) Mathematics
10 211 (26.78%) Agile Software Development
11 192 (24.37%) C#
12 182 (23.10%) Physics
13 173 (21.95%) Windows
14 163 (20.69%) OO
15 156 (19.80%) Multithreading
16 118 (14.97%) Embedded C
17 116 (14.72%) SDLC
18 115 (14.59%) Scrum
19 106 (13.45%) Algorithms
20 105 (13.32%) Wireless
21 104 (13.20%) SQL
22 97 (12.31%) JavaScript
23 87 (11.04%) Embedded C++
24 85 (10.79%) Electronics
25 80 (10.15%) Finance
26 76 (9.64%) Computer Science Degree
27 72 (9.14%) Collaborative Working
28 70 (8.88%) MATLAB
29 69 (8.76%) OOP
30 68 (8.63%) 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 11 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.13%) PTC Creo
1 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.41%) GitHub
3 10 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.25%) SaaS
5 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.13%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
5 1 (0.13%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 105 (13.32%) Wireless
2 40 (5.08%) TCP/IP
3 18 (2.28%) Internet
3 18 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (2.16%) Bluetooth
5 9 (1.14%) OpenVPN
6 8 (1.02%) 3G
6 8 (1.02%) 4G
7 6 (0.76%) SNMP
7 6 (0.76%) WAN
8 3 (0.38%) HTTP
9 1 (0.13%) DHCP
9 1 (0.13%) DNS
9 1 (0.13%) Modbus
9 1 (0.13%) SMS
9 1 (0.13%) WLAN
9 1 (0.13%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.78%) GIS
2 14 (1.78%) NoSQL
3 11 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (1.40%) Big Data
4 9 (1.14%) MySQL
5 3 (0.38%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.38%) Text Mining
6 2 (0.25%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.25%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (3.05%) Git (software)
2 21 (2.66%) NUnit
3 19 (2.41%) Visual Studio
4 18 (2.28%) JIRA
5 17 (2.16%) TeamCity
6 15 (1.90%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (1.14%) Bitbucket
8 8 (1.02%) Selenium
9 6 (0.76%) ClearCase
9 6 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.51%) JMeter
10 4 (0.51%) JUnit
10 4 (0.51%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.38%) GitLab
12 2 (0.25%) git-flow
13 1 (0.13%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.13%) GCC
13 1 (0.13%) SpecFlow
13 1 (0.13%) xUnit.net
General
1 85 (10.79%) Electronics
2 80 (10.15%) Finance
3 24 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.41%) Multimedia
5 17 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 13 (1.65%) Marketing
7 10 (1.27%) Advertising
8 7 (0.89%) Automotive
8 7 (0.89%) Retail
9 6 (0.76%) Games
10 3 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.25%) Legal
12 1 (0.13%) Banking
12 1 (0.13%) French Language
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
12 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.13%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (8.63%) HTML
2 64 (8.12%) .NET
3 34 (4.31%) CSS
4 31 (3.93%) WPF
5 28 (3.55%) jQuery
6 25 (3.17%) ASP.NET
7 23 (2.92%) Web Services
8 22 (2.79%) .NET Framework
9 21 (2.66%) Node.js
10 20 (2.54%) RESTful
11 19 (2.41%) STL
12 17 (2.16%) OpenGL
13 16 (2.03%) Backbone.js
13 16 (2.03%) D3.js
13 16 (2.03%) WinForms
14 14 (1.78%) Apache Axis
14 14 (1.78%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (1.40%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 11 (1.40%) Django
15 11 (1.40%) Ehcache
Miscellaneous
1 395 (50.13%) Computer Science
2 106 (13.45%) Algorithms
3 41 (5.20%) Embedded Systems
4 36 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (4.06%) Data Structures
6 25 (3.17%) Life Science
7 24 (3.05%) User Experience
8 22 (2.79%) Augmented Reality
9 21 (2.66%) Device Driver
10 18 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.90%) Robotics
12 14 (1.78%) 3D Printing
12 14 (1.78%) Mobile App
13 13 (1.65%) Verilog
14 12 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
15 10 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 9 (1.14%) Internet of Things
17 8 (1.02%) Tandem
18 7 (0.89%) Client/Server
18 7 (0.89%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 338 (42.89%) Linux
2 173 (21.95%) Windows
3 63 (7.99%) Embedded Linux
4 31 (3.93%) Android
5 18 (2.28%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 6 (0.76%) Unix
8 3 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.25%) CentOS
10 1 (0.13%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 765 (97.08%) Software Engineering
2 249 (31.60%) Mathematics
3 211 (26.78%) Agile Software Development
4 182 (23.10%) Physics
5 163 (20.69%) OO
6 156 (19.80%) Multithreading
7 116 (14.72%) SDLC
8 115 (14.59%) Scrum
9 72 (9.14%) Collaborative Working
10 69 (8.76%) OOP
11 68 (8.63%) Machine Learning
12 67 (8.50%) Artificial Intelligence
13 66 (8.38%) Test Automation
14 50 (6.35%) Multithreaded Programming
15 45 (5.71%) OOD
16 39 (4.95%) Software Architecture
17 36 (4.57%) Open Source
17 36 (4.57%) Statistics
18 33 (4.19%) Embedded Software Development
18 33 (4.19%) Linux Kernel Development
Programming Languages
1 521 (66.12%) C++
2 376 (47.72%) C
3 312 (39.59%) Python
4 256 (32.49%) Java
5 192 (24.37%) C#
6 118 (14.97%) Embedded C
7 104 (13.20%) SQL
8 97 (12.31%) JavaScript
9 87 (11.04%) Embedded C++
10 70 (8.88%) MATLAB
11 36 (4.57%) Assembly Language
12 23 (2.92%) PHP
13 21 (2.66%) Perl
14 18 (2.28%) T-SQL
15 16 (2.03%) F#
15 16 (2.03%) Fortran
15 16 (2.03%) VB
15 16 (2.03%) VB6
16 14 (1.78%) Ruby
17 9 (1.14%) Julia
Qualifications
1 355 (45.05%) Degree
2 76 (9.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 67 (8.50%) PhD
4 11 (1.40%) MCP
4 11 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.14%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.52%) QA
2 2 (0.25%) JTAG
3 1 (0.13%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 32 (4.06%) Firmware
2 6 (0.76%) Docker
3 2 (0.25%) iptables
4 1 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.38%) Puppet
1 3 (0.38%) Terraform
2 2 (0.25%) Ansible
2 2 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (0.25%) Nagios
2 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.13%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 25 (3.17%) Microsoft
2 23 (2.92%) Dell
2 23 (2.92%) HP
3 20 (2.54%) Oracle
4 11 (1.40%) Terracotta
5 9 (1.14%) Atlassian
6 7 (0.89%) WorldPay
7 5 (0.63%) Wind River
8 4 (0.51%) QNX
9 3 (0.38%) Google
9 3 (0.38%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.25%) VMware
10 2 (0.25%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.13%) EMC
11 1 (0.13%) IBM
11 1 (0.13%) PTC