Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 8 4
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,171 519 632
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 37.63% 23.55% 21.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 40.12% 26.11% 23.98%
Number of salaries quoted 908 413 535
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,375 £67,500 £66,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 2,919 1,988 2,635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 93.80% 90.20% 89.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,145 1,683 2,198
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £29,675
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +3.53%

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 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 637 (54.40%) C++
2 498 (42.53%) Degree
3 481 (41.08%) Computer Science
4 443 (37.83%) Python
5 429 (36.64%) C
6 404 (34.50%) Linux
7 384 (32.79%) Java
8 344 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
9 323 (27.58%) Mathematics
10 298 (25.45%) C#
11 242 (20.67%) OO
12 230 (19.64%) JavaScript
13 199 (16.99%) Physics
14 193 (16.48%) Windows
15 188 (16.05%) SDLC
16 170 (14.52%) Multithreading
17 160 (13.66%) SQL
18 155 (13.24%) Scrum
19 152 (12.98%) HTML
20 150 (12.81%) Wireless
21 148 (12.64%) Test Automation
22 145 (12.38%) Machine Learning
23 137 (11.70%) Algorithms
24 122 (10.42%) Finance
25 120 (10.25%) Embedded C
26 116 (9.91%) CSS
27 110 (9.39%) .NET
27 110 (9.39%) Electronics
27 110 (9.39%) Computer Science Degree
28 103 (8.80%) Artificial Intelligence

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 17 (1.45%) Apache Spark
2 13 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (0.60%) Confluence
4 3 (0.26%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.17%) Apache
5 2 (0.17%) JBoss
5 2 (0.17%) nginx
6 1 (0.085%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.085%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.085%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (1.02%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.085%) PTC Creo
2 1 (0.085%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 43 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (2.99%) GitHub
4 10 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.68%) SaaS
6 6 (0.51%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.17%) Datadog
7 2 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.085%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.085%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 1 (0.085%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 150 (12.81%) Wireless
2 40 (3.42%) TCP/IP
3 22 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
4 21 (1.79%) Internet
5 19 (1.62%) Bluetooth
6 9 (0.77%) OpenVPN
7 8 (0.68%) 3G
7 8 (0.68%) 4G
7 8 (0.68%) HTTP
8 7 (0.60%) WAN
9 6 (0.51%) Ethernet
9 6 (0.51%) SNMP
10 3 (0.26%) WLAN
11 2 (0.17%) DNS
11 2 (0.17%) Modbus
11 2 (0.17%) Skype
11 2 (0.17%) ZigBee
12 1 (0.085%) AMQP
12 1 (0.085%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.085%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 45 (3.84%) SQL Server
3 44 (3.76%) MySQL
4 36 (3.07%) Big Data
5 33 (2.82%) NoSQL
6 22 (1.88%) GIS
7 20 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 20 (1.71%) Hadoop
8 19 (1.62%) Geospatial Data
9 7 (0.60%) Apache Hive
9 7 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.60%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.43%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.26%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.26%) Text Mining
13 2 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
14 1 (0.085%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.085%) Redis
Development Applications
1 55 (4.70%) Git (software)
2 46 (3.93%) NUnit
3 40 (3.42%) Jenkins
4 37 (3.16%) Visual Studio
5 33 (2.82%) TeamCity
6 32 (2.73%) JIRA
7 24 (2.05%) Mercurial
8 23 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (0.85%) Bitbucket
9 10 (0.85%) Jasmine
9 10 (0.85%) Protractor
10 9 (0.77%) Subversion
11 8 (0.68%) Moq
11 8 (0.68%) MSBuild
12 7 (0.60%) ClearCase
13 6 (0.51%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.51%) Selenium
13 6 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (0.43%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 122 (10.42%) Finance
2 110 (9.39%) Electronics
3 38 (3.25%) Telecoms
4 34 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 28 (2.39%) Retail
6 24 (2.05%) Marketing
7 20 (1.71%) Multimedia
8 17 (1.45%) Games
9 10 (0.85%) Advertising
10 8 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.51%) Automotive
12 5 (0.43%) Legal
13 3 (0.26%) Banking
14 1 (0.085%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.085%) French Language
14 1 (0.085%) German Language
14 1 (0.085%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.085%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.085%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 745 (63.62%) Software Engineer
2 376 (32.11%) Developer
3 339 (28.95%) C++ Software Engineer
4 215 (18.36%) Embedded Engineer
5 195 (16.65%) C Software Engineer
6 188 (16.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 182 (15.54%) Software Developer
8 167 (14.26%) Graduate
9 158 (13.49%) Senior Software Engineer
10 144 (12.30%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 142 (12.13%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 125 (10.67%) Graduate Software Engineer
13 117 (9.99%) Embedded C++ Engineer
14 115 (9.82%) Embedded C Engineer
15 112 (9.56%) C++ Developer
15 112 (9.56%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
16 109 (9.31%) Java Engineer
17 107 (9.14%) Embedded C Software Engineer
18 97 (8.28%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
19 96 (8.20%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (12.98%) HTML
2 116 (9.91%) CSS
3 110 (9.39%) .NET
4 89 (7.60%) AngularJS
5 81 (6.92%) jQuery
6 70 (5.98%) Node.js
7 67 (5.72%) React
8 57 (4.87%) Web Services
9 50 (4.27%) WPF
10 46 (3.93%) Spring
11 43 (3.67%) RESTful
12 42 (3.59%) HTML5
13 36 (3.07%) .NET Framework
13 36 (3.07%) STL
14 35 (2.99%) ASP.NET
15 34 (2.90%) WCF
16 33 (2.82%) CSS3
17 32 (2.73%) Django
18 30 (2.56%) OpenGL
19 25 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 481 (41.08%) Computer Science
2 137 (11.70%) Algorithms
3 57 (4.87%) Embedded Systems
4 56 (4.78%) User Experience
5 55 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (3.33%) Mobile App
7 38 (3.25%) Data Structures
8 26 (2.22%) 3D Graphics
8 26 (2.22%) Device Driver
9 24 (2.05%) Life Science
10 23 (1.96%) Client/Server
11 22 (1.88%) Robotics
12 21 (1.79%) Augmented Reality
13 18 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (1.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 15 (1.28%) 3D Printing
16 13 (1.11%) Verilog
17 12 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
18 11 (0.94%) Internet of Things
19 10 (0.85%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 404 (34.50%) Linux
2 193 (16.48%) Windows
3 64 (5.47%) Android
4 56 (4.78%) Embedded Linux
5 27 (2.31%) Apple iOS
6 24 (2.05%) Debian
7 20 (1.71%) Unix
8 14 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.94%) Ubuntu
9 11 (0.94%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 4 (0.34%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.17%) CentOS
12 1 (0.085%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.085%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (27.58%) Mathematics
3 242 (20.67%) OO
4 199 (16.99%) Physics
5 188 (16.05%) SDLC
6 170 (14.52%) Multithreading
7 155 (13.24%) Scrum
8 148 (12.64%) Test Automation
9 145 (12.38%) Machine Learning
10 103 (8.80%) Artificial Intelligence
11 100 (8.54%) OOP
12 86 (7.34%) TDD
13 76 (6.49%) Web Development
14 72 (6.15%) Collaborative Working
15 71 (6.06%) OOD
15 71 (6.06%) Unit Testing
16 64 (5.47%) Statistics
17 58 (4.95%) Open Source
18 55 (4.70%) Mentoring
19 54 (4.61%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 637 (54.40%) C++
2 443 (37.83%) Python
3 429 (36.64%) C
4 384 (32.79%) Java
5 298 (25.45%) C#
6 230 (19.64%) JavaScript
7 160 (13.66%) SQL
8 120 (10.25%) Embedded C
9 91 (7.77%) Embedded C++
10 88 (7.51%) MATLAB
11 55 (4.70%) PHP
12 42 (3.59%) Perl
13 37 (3.16%) Assembly Language
14 23 (1.96%) Ruby
15 22 (1.88%) Bash Shell
16 20 (1.71%) F#
16 20 (1.71%) Scala
16 20 (1.71%) T-SQL
17 18 (1.54%) VB
17 18 (1.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 498 (42.53%) Degree
2 110 (9.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 90 (7.69%) PhD
4 20 (1.71%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
6 11 (0.94%) MCP
6 11 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.085%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.085%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.54%) QA
2 6 (0.51%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.17%) ISO 13485
3 2 (0.17%) JTAG
4 1 (0.085%) MISRA
System Software
1 43 (3.67%) Firmware
2 18 (1.54%) Docker
3 3 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.17%) iptables
5 1 (0.085%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.085%) KVM
5 1 (0.085%) NFS
5 1 (0.085%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (0.51%) Ansible
2 5 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.34%) Puppet
4 3 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.26%) Terraform
5 2 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.17%) Kibana
5 2 (0.17%) Nagios
6 1 (0.085%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.085%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 76 (6.49%) Microsoft
2 33 (2.82%) Oracle
3 29 (2.48%) Google
3 29 (2.48%) WorldPay
4 19 (1.62%) Cisco
4 19 (1.62%) Symantec
5 14 (1.20%) Red Hat
6 12 (1.02%) Dell
6 12 (1.02%) HP
7 11 (0.94%) Terracotta
8 10 (0.85%) Atlassian
9 7 (0.60%) Wind River
10 5 (0.43%) QNX
11 4 (0.34%) Samsung
11 4 (0.34%) TOWER Software
12 3 (0.26%) Tableau
12 3 (0.26%) VMware
13 2 (0.17%) Rackspace
13 2 (0.17%) Twitter
13 2 (0.17%) Xamarin