Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 6 1
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 238 431 1,188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 19.98% 21.41% 35.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.82% 22.67% 37.56%
Number of salaries quoted 139 340 883
Cambridge median annual salary £55,000 £53,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £37,250 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,750 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +5.26%

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 1,143 1,901 3,163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 95.97% 94.44% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 695 1,402 2,282
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,773 £50,000
% change year-on-year -0.57% -4.46% +11.11%

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 28 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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.

1 117 (49.16%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (42.44%) Linux
3 100 (42.02%) Java
4 91 (38.24%) C++
5 82 (34.45%) Python
6 80 (33.61%) Degree
7 75 (31.51%) Test Automation
8 67 (28.15%) Computer Science
9 64 (26.89%) C
10 60 (25.21%) Oracle
11 58 (24.37%) Problem-Solving
12 57 (23.95%) C#
13 56 (23.53%) Spring
14 53 (22.27%) Banking
14 53 (22.27%) JavaScript
14 53 (22.27%) WorldPay
15 50 (21.01%) TDD
16 48 (20.17%) Git (software)
17 47 (19.75%) AWS
17 47 (19.75%) Continuous Delivery
18 46 (19.33%) FIS
19 43 (18.07%) .NET
19 43 (18.07%) Scrum
20 41 (17.23%) Windows
21 39 (16.39%) Automotive
21 39 (16.39%) Mathematics
21 39 (16.39%) Computer Science Degree
21 39 (16.39%) Technical Leadership
22 38 (15.97%) SQL
23 35 (14.71%) Kanban

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 6 (2.52%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.42%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.42%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.42%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 47 (19.75%) AWS
2 19 (7.98%) GCP
3 16 (6.72%) Azure
4 14 (5.88%) OpenShift
5 5 (2.10%) Amazon ECS
5 5 (2.10%) IBM Cloud
6 4 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.26%) Serverless
8 2 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.84%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.84%) Dialogflow
8 2 (0.84%) GitHub
9 1 (0.42%) AWS IoT
9 1 (0.42%) IaaS
9 1 (0.42%) PaaS
9 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.46%) Wireless
2 6 (2.52%) Bluetooth
3 3 (1.26%) Internet
3 3 (1.26%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.84%) SSL
5 1 (0.42%) DHCP
5 1 (0.42%) DNS
5 1 (0.42%) HTTP
5 1 (0.42%) IPv4
5 1 (0.42%) IPv6
5 1 (0.42%) MQTT
5 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.42%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.24%) MySQL
1 22 (9.24%) NoSQL
2 16 (6.72%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (2.10%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.10%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.84%) OLAP
5 2 (0.84%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.42%) Big Data
6 1 (0.42%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.42%) Redis
6 1 (0.42%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 48 (20.17%) Git (software)
2 26 (10.92%) JIRA
3 21 (8.82%) Visual Studio
4 12 (5.04%) Jenkins
5 9 (3.78%) Subversion
6 7 (2.94%) Hudson
7 4 (1.68%) Gradle
7 4 (1.68%) Maven
7 4 (1.68%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.84%) NUnit
9 2 (0.84%) Pylint
9 2 (0.84%) Robot Framework
9 2 (0.84%) Selenium
10 1 (0.42%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.42%) CppUnit
10 1 (0.42%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.42%) GitLab
10 1 (0.42%) JUnit
10 1 (0.42%) Mercurial
General
1 53 (22.27%) Banking
2 39 (16.39%) Automotive
3 21 (8.82%) Manufacturing
4 15 (6.30%) Electronics
5 13 (5.46%) Military
6 9 (3.78%) Finance
7 7 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (2.52%) Aerospace
8 6 (2.52%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.26%) Law
10 2 (0.84%) Games
11 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 187 (78.57%) Software Engineer
2 67 (28.15%) Java Engineer
2 67 (28.15%) Java Software Engineer
3 62 (26.05%) Senior Software Engineer
4 32 (13.45%) Developer
5 21 (8.82%) Senior Java Engineer
5 21 (8.82%) Senior Java Software Engineer
6 18 (7.56%) Control Systems Engineer
6 18 (7.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 17 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
8 16 (6.72%) .NET Software Engineer
8 16 (6.72%) C# Developer
9 14 (5.88%) C++ Software Engineer
9 14 (5.88%) JavaScript Engineer
10 13 (5.46%) Principal Engineer
11 12 (5.04%) C++ Developer
11 12 (5.04%) PHP Software Engineer
11 12 (5.04%) Software Developer
12 11 (4.62%) Embedded Engineer
12 11 (4.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (23.53%) Spring
2 43 (18.07%) .NET
3 25 (10.50%) AngularJS
4 18 (7.56%) React
5 17 (7.14%) WPF
6 16 (6.72%) Java EE
6 16 (6.72%) RESTful
6 16 (6.72%) Web Services
7 12 (5.04%) LAMP
7 12 (5.04%) Redux
8 11 (4.62%) REST
9 10 (4.20%) OpenGL
10 9 (3.78%) HTML
10 9 (3.78%) WCF
11 8 (3.36%) CSS
11 8 (3.36%) Node.js
11 8 (3.36%) Spring Boot
12 6 (2.52%) Kafka
13 5 (2.10%) XML
14 4 (1.68%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.61%) Robotics
2 25 (10.50%) Algorithms
3 13 (5.46%) Public Cloud
4 12 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.20%) User Experience
6 8 (3.36%) Smartphone
7 7 (2.94%) Animation
7 7 (2.94%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.94%) Photography
8 5 (2.10%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.68%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.68%) Device Driver
10 3 (1.26%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (1.26%) Internet of Things
10 3 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.84%) Fibre Optics
11 2 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.84%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.84%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 101 (42.44%) Linux
2 41 (17.23%) Windows
3 11 (4.62%) Android
4 8 (3.36%) Unix
5 7 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.52%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (2.10%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.42%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (49.16%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (31.51%) Test Automation
3 67 (28.15%) Computer Science
4 58 (24.37%) Problem-Solving
5 50 (21.01%) TDD
6 47 (19.75%) Continuous Delivery
7 43 (18.07%) Scrum
8 39 (16.39%) Mathematics
8 39 (16.39%) Technical Leadership
9 35 (14.71%) Kanban
10 34 (14.29%) Multithreading
10 34 (14.29%) OO
11 32 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (11.34%) OOP
13 25 (10.50%) DevOps
14 23 (9.66%) Mentoring
15 22 (9.24%) OOD
16 20 (8.40%) Data Analysis
17 19 (7.98%) Signal Processing
17 19 (7.98%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 100 (42.02%) Java
2 91 (38.24%) C++
3 82 (34.45%) Python
4 64 (26.89%) C
5 57 (23.95%) C#
6 53 (22.27%) JavaScript
7 38 (15.97%) SQL
8 19 (7.98%) MATLAB
9 18 (7.56%) Embedded C
10 15 (6.30%) PHP
11 11 (4.62%) Objective-C
12 8 (3.36%) Embedded C++
13 6 (2.52%) Scala
14 5 (2.10%) TypeScript
15 4 (1.68%) Go
15 4 (1.68%) Java 8
16 3 (1.26%) Bash Shell
16 3 (1.26%) Perl
16 3 (1.26%) SPARQL
16 3 (1.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 80 (33.61%) Degree
2 39 (16.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.84%) PhD
3 2 (0.84%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.24%) QA
2 2 (0.84%) PSD2
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (10.08%) Docker
2 3 (1.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (11.76%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.10%) Ansible
2 5 (2.10%) Terraform
3 4 (1.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 60 (25.21%) Oracle
2 53 (22.27%) WorldPay
3 46 (19.33%) FIS
4 14 (5.88%) Google
4 14 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.94%) Dell
6 5 (2.10%) IBM
7 2 (0.84%) Tableau
8 1 (0.42%) Alibaba
8 1 (0.42%) ATG
8 1 (0.42%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.42%) HP
8 1 (0.42%) Perforce
8 1 (0.42%) QNX
8 1 (0.42%) Spotify