Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Programmer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 127 126
Rank change year-on-year -49 -1 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 3 20 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.097% 0.87% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.89% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3 19 36
Cambridge median annual salary £35,000 £57,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -39.13% +31.43% +2.94%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £48,500 £67,500 £54,375
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -20.00% +17.65% +6.25%

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 3015 2236 2742
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.26% 97.39% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2300 1863 2379
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.51% +9.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

Software Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Software Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

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
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Programmer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Programmer in Cambridge

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) STL
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) SMS
2 1 (33.33%) Objective-C
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Scala
2 1 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) GoogleTest

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) GoogleTest
General
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) STL
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) OOP
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Objective-C
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Scala
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Google