Period
to 16 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 12 23
Rank change year-on-year +3 +11 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 545 480 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 19.09% 17.87% 9.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.78% 18.38% 9.57%
Number of salaries quoted 372 348 204
Cambridge median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,375 £68,750 £74,250
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 2,756 2,612 2,549
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.53% 97.24% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,905 1,967 2,073
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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.

1 526 (96.51%) Software Engineering
2 375 (68.81%) C++
3 279 (51.19%) Python
4 269 (49.36%) C
5 251 (46.06%) Linux
6 195 (35.78%) Mathematics
7 191 (35.05%) Computer Science
8 179 (32.84%) Java
9 161 (29.54%) Degree
10 139 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
11 133 (24.40%) C#
12 132 (24.22%) Physics
13 118 (21.65%) Windows
14 112 (20.55%) Machine Learning
15 103 (18.90%) Algorithms
16 94 (17.25%) Multithreading
17 93 (17.06%) Artificial Intelligence
17 93 (17.06%) JavaScript
18 91 (16.70%) Scrum
19 75 (13.76%) Embedded C
20 69 (12.66%) Embedded C++
21 64 (11.74%) PhD
22 63 (11.56%) Test Automation
23 62 (11.38%) SQL
24 61 (11.19%) .NET
25 58 (10.64%) Image Processing
26 56 (10.28%) Computer Vision
27 54 (9.91%) HTML
28 52 (9.54%) OO
29 50 (9.17%) Problem-Solving

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 17 (3.12%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (1.28%) Apache
3 5 (0.92%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.50%) GitHub
2 20 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
2 20 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.55%) SaaS
5 2 (0.37%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.37%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.95%) TCP/IP
2 23 (4.22%) Internet
2 23 (4.22%) Wireless
3 8 (1.47%) Bluetooth
4 7 (1.28%) SNMP
4 7 (1.28%) WAN
5 6 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (0.92%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.55%) HTTP
8 2 (0.37%) 5G
8 2 (0.37%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.37%) SAN
9 1 (0.18%) 802.11
9 1 (0.18%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.18%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.24%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.77%) NoSQL
3 24 (4.40%) Big Data
4 10 (1.83%) HBase
4 10 (1.83%) MongoDB
4 10 (1.83%) MySQL
5 7 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (1.28%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.92%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.37%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.37%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.37%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.18%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 37 (6.79%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.42%) JIRA
3 29 (5.32%) Visual Studio
4 19 (3.49%) ReSharper
5 13 (2.39%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.83%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.10%) Maven
7 6 (1.10%) Selenium
8 5 (0.92%) NCrunch
9 4 (0.73%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.73%) Subversion
10 3 (0.55%) NUnit
11 2 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.37%) Buildbot
11 2 (0.37%) CMake
11 2 (0.37%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.37%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (0.37%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.37%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.37%) xUnit.net
General
1 49 (8.99%) Electronics
2 17 (3.12%) Automotive
3 16 (2.94%) Finance
4 15 (2.75%) Aerospace
5 11 (2.02%) Multimedia
5 11 (2.02%) Retail
6 9 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.47%) Games
8 6 (1.10%) Advertising
9 4 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.55%) Marketing
11 2 (0.37%) Banking
11 2 (0.37%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (11.19%) .NET
2 54 (9.91%) HTML
3 33 (6.06%) CSS
4 32 (5.87%) OpenGL
5 31 (5.69%) Web Services
6 25 (4.59%) AngularJS
7 24 (4.40%) .NET Framework
8 19 (3.49%) TensorFlow
9 18 (3.30%) RESTful
9 18 (3.30%) STL
10 16 (2.94%) jQuery
11 15 (2.75%) Angular 2
12 14 (2.57%) Natural Language Processing
13 13 (2.39%) Node.js
14 11 (2.02%) HTML5
14 11 (2.02%) JSON
15 9 (1.65%) SOAP
16 8 (1.47%) ASP.NET
16 8 (1.47%) Django
16 8 (1.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 191 (35.05%) Computer Science
2 103 (18.90%) Algorithms
3 22 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.04%) Data Structures
3 22 (4.04%) User Experience
4 19 (3.49%) CUDA
5 16 (2.94%) Life Science
6 15 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (2.57%) Augmented Reality
7 14 (2.57%) Embedded Systems
8 9 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.65%) Internet of Things
8 9 (1.65%) Robotics
9 7 (1.28%) Device Driver
10 6 (1.10%) Smart Energy
11 5 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.73%) Smart Home
13 2 (0.37%) NHS
13 2 (0.37%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.18%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 251 (46.06%) Linux
2 118 (21.65%) Windows
3 28 (5.14%) Embedded Linux
4 19 (3.49%) Android
5 12 (2.20%) Unix
6 8 (1.47%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.37%) CentOS
7 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.18%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.18%) Nucleus RTOS
8 1 (0.18%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (96.51%) Software Engineering
2 195 (35.78%) Mathematics
3 139 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
4 132 (24.22%) Physics
5 112 (20.55%) Machine Learning
6 94 (17.25%) Multithreading
7 93 (17.06%) Artificial Intelligence
8 91 (16.70%) Scrum
9 63 (11.56%) Test Automation
10 58 (10.64%) Image Processing
11 56 (10.28%) Computer Vision
12 52 (9.54%) OO
13 50 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
14 41 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
14 41 (7.52%) Video Processing
15 37 (6.79%) SDLC
16 36 (6.61%) Data Science
17 34 (6.24%) Kanban
18 29 (5.32%) TDD
18 29 (5.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 375 (68.81%) C++
2 279 (51.19%) Python
3 269 (49.36%) C
4 179 (32.84%) Java
5 133 (24.40%) C#
6 93 (17.06%) JavaScript
7 75 (13.76%) Embedded C
8 69 (12.66%) Embedded C++
9 62 (11.38%) SQL
10 49 (8.99%) MATLAB
11 27 (4.95%) PHP
12 24 (4.40%) T-SQL
13 17 (3.12%) Assembly Language
14 14 (2.57%) VB
15 10 (1.83%) Ruby
16 6 (1.10%) VC++
17 3 (0.55%) Perl
18 2 (0.37%) Go
18 2 (0.37%) Java 8
18 2 (0.37%) Julia
Qualifications
1 161 (29.54%) Degree
2 64 (11.74%) PhD
3 39 (7.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (2.57%) Security Cleared
5 13 (2.39%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 16 (2.94%) Docker
2 14 (2.57%) Firmware
3 2 (0.37%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 2 (0.37%) LXC
3 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.18%) Xen
4 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (0.73%) Ansible
2 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (4.22%) Oracle
2 16 (2.94%) WorldPay
3 13 (2.39%) Dell
3 13 (2.39%) HP
4 6 (1.10%) Xamarin
5 2 (0.37%) Apple
5 2 (0.37%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.18%) Citrix
6 1 (0.18%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.18%) Google
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.18%) VMware