Period
to 12 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 9 18
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 257 781 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 12.77% 24.41% 13.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.20% 25.06% 13.62%
Number of salaries quoted 222 623 232
Cambridge median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £34,000 £30,000 £28,875
90th Percentile £76,250 £67,500 £72,375
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +7.95%

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 1,947 3,117 2,246
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.72% 97.44% 97.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,499 2,363 1,878
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,125 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 12 December 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 12 December 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.

1 235 (91.44%) Software Engineering
2 155 (60.31%) C++
3 142 (55.25%) Java
4 129 (50.19%) Agile Software Development
5 113 (43.97%) Python
6 90 (35.02%) Linux
7 88 (34.24%) C
8 81 (31.52%) C#
9 76 (29.57%) JavaScript
10 56 (21.79%) Degree
11 51 (19.84%) SQL
11 51 (19.84%) Computer Science
11 51 (19.84%) Test Automation
12 48 (18.68%) Mathematics
13 47 (18.29%) Machine Learning
14 45 (17.51%) Artificial Intelligence
14 45 (17.51%) Multithreading
15 43 (16.73%) Scrum
16 39 (15.18%) Algorithms
17 38 (14.79%) Web Services
18 32 (12.45%) Wireless
18 32 (12.45%) HTML
18 32 (12.45%) Continuous Integration
19 30 (11.67%) OO
19 30 (11.67%) TDD
20 29 (11.28%) Amazon AWS
20 29 (11.28%) Computer Science Degree
20 29 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
21 28 (10.89%) Data Structures
21 28 (10.89%) PhD

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 18 (7.00%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (2.72%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (1.56%) Apache
4 1 (0.39%) nginx
4 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.50%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 29 (11.28%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (6.23%) GitHub
4 14 (5.45%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (3.50%) OpenShift
6 8 (3.11%) Firebase
6 8 (3.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (2.33%) Slack
7 6 (2.33%) Trello
8 4 (1.56%) SaaS
9 2 (0.78%) npm
10 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.39%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.39%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.45%) Wireless
2 12 (4.67%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.11%) Internet
3 8 (3.11%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (2.72%) Bluetooth
5 5 (1.95%) 802.11
6 3 (1.17%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.17%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.39%) SMS
7 1 (0.39%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.17%) Apache Cassandra
1 21 (8.17%) NoSQL
2 11 (4.28%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.89%) Big Data
4 9 (3.50%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (3.11%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.11%) MySQL
6 6 (2.33%) HBase
7 4 (1.56%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.56%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (8.17%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.61%) Visual Studio
3 11 (4.28%) Jenkins
3 11 (4.28%) JIRA
4 9 (3.50%) ReSharper
4 9 (3.50%) TeamCity
5 6 (2.33%) NCrunch
6 5 (1.95%) Maven
7 4 (1.56%) Selenium
8 3 (1.17%) Subversion
9 2 (0.78%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.78%) gulp
10 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.39%) GCC
10 1 (0.39%) GitLab
10 1 (0.39%) Gradle
10 1 (0.39%) Hudson
10 1 (0.39%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.39%) webpack
10 1 (0.39%) xUnit.net
General
1 24 (9.34%) Games
2 19 (7.39%) Automotive
3 16 (6.23%) Publishing
3 16 (6.23%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.50%) Aerospace
5 6 (2.33%) Finance
6 5 (1.95%) Electronics
7 4 (1.56%) Banking
8 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
9 1 (0.39%) French Language
9 1 (0.39%) German Language
9 1 (0.39%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.39%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.39%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.39%) Marketing
9 1 (0.39%) Military
9 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.39%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (14.79%) Web Services
2 32 (12.45%) HTML
3 27 (10.51%) .NET
4 25 (9.73%) TensorFlow
5 24 (9.34%) AngularJS
5 24 (9.34%) CSS
6 23 (8.95%) RESTful
7 22 (8.56%) Natural Language Processing
8 21 (8.17%) Spring
9 17 (6.61%) JSON
10 15 (5.84%) ASP.NET
10 15 (5.84%) jQuery
11 14 (5.45%) Node.js
12 11 (4.28%) Angular 2
13 9 (3.50%) Akka
13 9 (3.50%) Play Framework
13 9 (3.50%) Spring Boot
14 8 (3.11%) HTML5
14 8 (3.11%) REST
15 7 (2.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.18%) Algorithms
2 28 (10.89%) Data Structures
3 18 (7.00%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (6.61%) Robotics
5 16 (6.23%) Smart City
6 14 (5.45%) Device Driver
7 11 (4.28%) Virtual Team
8 10 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (3.89%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (3.50%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (3.50%) Internet of Things
9 9 (3.50%) User Experience
10 7 (2.72%) Enterprise Cloud
11 6 (2.33%) Biotechnology
12 4 (1.56%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (1.56%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.56%) NHS
13 3 (1.17%) N-Tier
14 1 (0.39%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 90 (35.02%) Linux
2 25 (9.73%) Windows
3 23 (8.95%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (3.11%) Android
5 2 (0.78%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.39%) CentOS
6 1 (0.39%) Debian
6 1 (0.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (91.44%) Software Engineering
2 129 (50.19%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (19.84%) Computer Science
3 51 (19.84%) Test Automation
4 48 (18.68%) Mathematics
5 47 (18.29%) Machine Learning
6 45 (17.51%) Artificial Intelligence
6 45 (17.51%) Multithreading
7 43 (16.73%) Scrum
8 32 (12.45%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (11.67%) OO
9 30 (11.67%) TDD
10 29 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
11 24 (9.34%) OOP
11 24 (9.34%) Unit Testing
12 22 (8.56%) DevOps
13 20 (7.78%) Continuous Delivery
14 19 (7.39%) Distributed Algorithms
14 19 (7.39%) Reinforcement Learning
15 18 (7.00%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 155 (60.31%) C++
2 142 (55.25%) Java
3 113 (43.97%) Python
4 88 (34.24%) C
5 81 (31.52%) C#
6 76 (29.57%) JavaScript
7 51 (19.84%) SQL
8 11 (4.28%) TypeScript
9 10 (3.89%) Embedded C
10 9 (3.50%) Ruby
10 9 (3.50%) Scala
11 8 (3.11%) Embedded C++
11 8 (3.11%) Kotlin
12 7 (2.72%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.72%) Java 8
12 7 (2.72%) Objective-C
12 7 (2.72%) Perl
12 7 (2.72%) PHP
13 6 (2.33%) VB
14 4 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (21.79%) Degree
2 29 (11.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (10.89%) PhD
4 18 (7.00%) MPhil
5 5 (1.95%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.28%) QA
2 4 (1.56%) PSD2
3 2 (0.78%) IEC 62304
3 2 (0.78%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 21 (8.17%) Docker
2 4 (1.56%) Firmware
3 1 (0.39%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (8.95%) Kubernetes
2 15 (5.84%) Ansible
3 10 (3.89%) Terraform
4 1 (0.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (5.84%) WorldPay
2 13 (5.06%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.89%) Oracle
4 8 (3.11%) Google
5 5 (1.95%) Apple
6 1 (0.39%) Perforce
6 1 (0.39%) QNX
6 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.39%) VMware
6 1 (0.39%) Xamarin