The median annual salary for a Software Programmer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Programmer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 101 89
Rank change year-on-year +1 -12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 8 12 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.64% 0.82% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.84% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 8 11 23
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.76%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1193 1429 1430
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 95.44% 97.28% 98.21%
Number of salaries quoted 881 1119 1181
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Software Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured Software Programmer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Programmer in Cambridge

Software Programmer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Software Programmer in Cambridge

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Software Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region featuring Software Programmer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (63.16%) Degree
2 12 (63.16%) Computer Science
3 11 (57.89%) Informatics
3 11 (57.89%) Bioinformatics
3 11 (57.89%) Perl
3 11 (57.89%) SQL
4 9 (47.37%) Java
5 8 (42.11%) Python
6 7 (36.84%) C++
6 7 (36.84%) STL
6 7 (36.84%) UML
6 7 (36.84%) Google
6 7 (36.84%) GoogleTest
6 7 (36.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (15.79%) User Experience
7 3 (15.79%) Data Visualisation
7 3 (15.79%) D3.js
7 3 (15.79%) Ext JS
7 3 (15.79%) Visualisation
7 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
8 1 (5.26%) OOP
8 1 (5.26%) OO
8 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.26%) SDLC

Software Programmer 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:

Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) GoogleTest
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 7 (36.84%) STL
2 3 (15.79%) D3.js
2 3 (15.79%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (63.16%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (57.89%) Bioinformatics
2 11 (57.89%) Informatics
3 7 (36.84%) UML
4 3 (15.79%) Data Visualisation
4 3 (15.79%) Visualisation
5 1 (5.26%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) OOP
5 1 (5.26%) SDLC
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) Perl
1 11 (57.89%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) Java
3 8 (42.11%) Python
4 7 (36.84%) C++
5 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Google