Period
to 17 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 356 710 885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 23.25% 27.35% 32.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 24.30% 28.77% 35.63%
Number of salaries quoted 254 483 644
Cambridge median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £34,000 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £72,500 £68,750
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,465 2,468 2,484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 95.69% 95.07% 91.97%
Number of salaries quoted 941 1,669 1,890
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £74,250 £70,000 £71,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,070 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.94% +0.15% -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Cambridge

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Cambridge

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cambridge over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 172 (48.31%) Python
2 161 (45.22%) C++
2 161 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (41.01%) Degree
4 136 (38.20%) Linux
5 128 (35.96%) C#
6 114 (32.02%) Java
7 103 (28.93%) C
8 99 (27.81%) Computer Science
9 76 (21.35%) Mathematics
10 73 (20.51%) Windows
11 71 (19.94%) SQL
11 71 (19.94%) .NET
11 71 (19.94%) Finance
12 68 (19.10%) Machine Learning
13 67 (18.82%) Test Automation
14 63 (17.70%) Problem-Solving
15 61 (17.13%) Algorithms
16 52 (14.61%) Web Services
17 50 (14.04%) Computer Science Degree
18 49 (13.76%) JavaScript
19 48 (13.48%) Scrum
20 46 (12.92%) Git (software)
21 44 (12.36%) DevOps
22 42 (11.80%) React
23 38 (10.67%) Oracle
24 37 (10.39%) Wireless
24 37 (10.39%) Fintech
24 37 (10.39%) Android
25 36 (10.11%) AngularJS

Software Engineering
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 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (0.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.28%) Apache
2 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.28%) ArcGIS
2 1 (0.28%) Confluence
2 1 (0.28%) nginx
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (6.18%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (6.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (6.18%) GitHub
4 11 (3.09%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (2.53%) SaaS
6 8 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.28%) IaaS
7 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.39%) Wireless
2 19 (5.34%) Bluetooth
3 14 (3.93%) Internet
4 10 (2.81%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (2.53%) HTTP
6 6 (1.69%) ZigBee
7 3 (0.84%) Hyperconnected
7 3 (0.84%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.56%) DNS
9 1 (0.28%) DHCP
9 1 (0.28%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.28%) IPv4
9 1 (0.28%) IPv6
9 1 (0.28%) LTE
9 1 (0.28%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.71%) Relational Database
2 11 (3.09%) NoSQL
2 11 (3.09%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.53%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.25%) MySQL
5 7 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.69%) Couchbase
7 5 (1.40%) Big Data
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.56%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.56%) GIS
9 1 (0.28%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.28%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 46 (12.92%) Git (software)
2 31 (8.71%) JIRA
3 29 (8.15%) Visual Studio
4 18 (5.06%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.53%) Maven
6 8 (2.25%) Subversion
7 7 (1.97%) JUnit
7 7 (1.97%) NUnit
8 5 (1.40%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.40%) Gerrit
8 5 (1.40%) GitLab
9 4 (1.12%) GCC
9 4 (1.12%) Gradle
9 4 (1.12%) Selenium
10 3 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.56%) Android Studio
11 2 (0.56%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.56%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.28%) Clang
12 1 (0.28%) Mercurial
General
1 71 (19.94%) Finance
2 32 (8.99%) Telecoms
3 29 (8.15%) Games
4 27 (7.58%) Electronics
5 17 (4.78%) Banking
6 16 (4.49%) Automotive
7 9 (2.53%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.53%) Marketing
7 9 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.40%) Retail
9 2 (0.56%) Military
9 2 (0.56%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Advertising
10 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 173 (48.60%) Software Engineer
2 107 (30.06%) Developer
3 81 (22.75%) Senior Software Engineer
4 42 (11.80%) Embedded Engineer
5 40 (11.24%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 32 (8.99%) C++ Software Engineer
7 27 (7.58%) Python Developer
8 25 (7.02%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
9 23 (6.46%) C# Developer
10 21 (5.90%) Java Engineer
10 21 (5.90%) Machine Learning Developer
11 19 (5.34%) .NET Developer
11 19 (5.34%) Python Engineer
12 18 (5.06%) Java Software Engineer
12 18 (5.06%) Software Developer
13 17 (4.78%) C# Software Engineer
14 14 (3.93%) C Software Engineer
14 14 (3.93%) C++ Developer
14 14 (3.93%) Linux Engineer
14 14 (3.93%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (19.94%) .NET
2 52 (14.61%) Web Services
3 42 (11.80%) React
4 36 (10.11%) AngularJS
5 35 (9.83%) OpenGL
6 30 (8.43%) ASP.NET
7 26 (7.30%) CSS
7 26 (7.30%) HTML
7 26 (7.30%) J2EE
8 23 (6.46%) Ruby on Rails
9 22 (6.18%) J2SE
9 22 (6.18%) WCF
10 20 (5.62%) RESTful
10 20 (5.62%) Spring
11 18 (5.06%) WPF
12 16 (4.49%) Qt
13 13 (3.65%) HTML5
13 13 (3.65%) Vulkan
14 12 (3.37%) CSS3
14 12 (3.37%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 61 (17.13%) Algorithms
2 29 (8.15%) Smartphone
3 28 (7.87%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (6.74%) Animation
5 21 (5.90%) Photography
6 19 (5.34%) Embedded Systems
7 17 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (4.78%) Device Driver
8 12 (3.37%) Client/Server
9 11 (3.09%) Internet of Things
9 11 (3.09%) Smart City
9 11 (3.09%) User Experience
10 8 (2.25%) Life Science
10 8 (2.25%) Mobile Games
10 8 (2.25%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.69%) Blog
11 6 (1.69%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.40%) Verilog
12 5 (1.40%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 136 (38.20%) Linux
2 73 (20.51%) Windows
3 37 (10.39%) Android
4 17 (4.78%) Embedded Linux
5 11 (3.09%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.97%) Unix
7 6 (1.69%) Debian
8 5 (1.40%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.84%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.28%) CentOS
10 1 (0.28%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.28%) Solaris
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (27.81%) Computer Science
3 76 (21.35%) Mathematics
4 68 (19.10%) Machine Learning
5 67 (18.82%) Test Automation
6 63 (17.70%) Problem-Solving
7 48 (13.48%) Scrum
8 44 (12.36%) DevOps
9 37 (10.39%) Fintech
10 33 (9.27%) Artificial Intelligence
10 33 (9.27%) TDD
11 32 (8.99%) Algorithmic Trading
11 32 (8.99%) Automated Trading
11 32 (8.99%) High-Frequency Trading
11 32 (8.99%) Market Making
11 32 (8.99%) Predictive Modelling
12 29 (8.15%) Continuous Delivery
12 29 (8.15%) MVC
12 29 (8.15%) OO
13 28 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 172 (48.31%) Python
2 161 (45.22%) C++
3 128 (35.96%) C#
4 114 (32.02%) Java
5 103 (28.93%) C
6 71 (19.94%) SQL
7 49 (13.76%) JavaScript
8 31 (8.71%) Bash Shell
8 31 (8.71%) MATLAB
9 30 (8.43%) PHP
10 27 (7.58%) Embedded C
11 24 (6.74%) R
12 23 (6.46%) Ruby
13 22 (6.18%) Bourne shell
13 22 (6.18%) Korn
14 10 (2.81%) Embedded C++
14 10 (2.81%) TypeScript
15 9 (2.53%) Perl
16 8 (2.25%) Assembly Language
17 6 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 146 (41.01%) Degree
2 50 (14.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (6.46%) PhD
4 15 (4.21%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.56%) HNC
5 2 (0.56%) HND
5 2 (0.56%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.56%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.06%) QA
2 14 (3.93%) PSD2
3 3 (0.84%) WAI
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 30 (8.43%) Docker
2 7 (1.97%) Firmware
3 4 (1.12%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (0.28%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (6.18%) Kubernetes
2 21 (5.90%) Ansible
3 6 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.69%) Puppet
4 4 (1.12%) Terraform
5 1 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 38 (10.67%) Oracle
2 21 (5.90%) Microsoft
3 14 (3.93%) WorldPay
4 9 (2.53%) Google
5 6 (1.69%) SAP
6 4 (1.12%) Samsung
7 3 (0.84%) QNX
8 1 (0.28%) BT
8 1 (0.28%) Citrix
8 1 (0.28%) Gemalto
8 1 (0.28%) Mapbox
8 1 (0.28%) Perforce
8 1 (0.28%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.28%) Sybase