Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £56,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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

Senior Software Engineer
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 107 114
Rank change year-on-year +44 +7 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 173 70 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.16% 2.15% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.29% 2.20% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 155 61 65
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £56,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.00% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £47,900 £42,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Permanent vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 4,028 3,177 3,935
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.87% 97.39% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3,024 2,643 3,326
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £46,902 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +4.23% +1.12% +4.71%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire.

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Senior Software Engineer
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +32 158 £56,500 +13.00% 34
Peterborough - 9 £55,000 - 3
Ely - 1 £47,500 -
Senior Software Engineer
East of England

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, Senior Software Engineer 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 172 (99.42%) Software Engineering
2 119 (68.79%) C++
3 91 (52.60%) Linux
4 76 (43.93%) C
5 69 (39.88%) Multithreading
6 66 (38.15%) Degree
7 56 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (26.59%) Computer Science
9 44 (25.43%) Scrum
10 42 (24.28%) Python
11 41 (23.70%) Wireless
12 38 (21.97%) OO
13 35 (20.23%) Java
14 32 (18.50%) Windows
14 32 (18.50%) Embedded C++
14 32 (18.50%) Multithreaded Programming
15 30 (17.34%) Embedded C
16 25 (14.45%) Collaborative Working
17 22 (12.72%) Computer Science Degree
18 20 (11.56%) Video Processing
19 19 (10.98%) JavaScript
19 19 (10.98%) .NET
20 18 (10.40%) PHP
20 18 (10.40%) Assembly Language
20 18 (10.40%) TDD
20 18 (10.40%) Multimedia
20 18 (10.40%) Cryptography
21 16 (9.25%) Embedded Linux
21 16 (9.25%) SQL
21 16 (9.25%) Web Services

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 1 (0.58%) JBoss
1 1 (0.58%) Kentico
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (23.70%) Wireless
2 8 (4.62%) 3G
2 8 (4.62%) 4G
2 8 (4.62%) OpenVPN
3 6 (3.47%) Internet
4 4 (2.31%) SNMP
4 4 (2.31%) WAN
5 3 (1.73%) HTTP
6 2 (1.16%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.58%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.58%) SCTP
7 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.51%) NoSQL
2 5 (2.89%) GIS
3 3 (1.73%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.73%) MySQL
3 3 (1.73%) Text Mining
4 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.16%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.58%) Big Data
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (5.78%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (4.62%) Bitbucket
2 8 (4.62%) JIRA
3 3 (1.73%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.16%) Selenium
5 1 (0.58%) JUnit
5 1 (0.58%) Subversion
5 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (10.40%) Multimedia
2 15 (8.67%) Finance
3 9 (5.20%) Marketing
4 6 (3.47%) Electronics
5 5 (2.89%) Advertising
6 2 (1.16%) Legal
7 1 (0.58%) Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.98%) .NET
2 16 (9.25%) RESTful
2 16 (9.25%) Web Services
3 11 (6.36%) Ehcache
4 10 (5.78%) Node.js
5 8 (4.62%) Express
5 8 (4.62%) React
5 8 (4.62%) Redux
5 8 (4.62%) Yocto
6 5 (2.89%) Qt
7 4 (2.31%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.31%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.31%) Django
7 4 (2.31%) STL
8 3 (1.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.73%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (1.73%) DirectX
8 3 (1.73%) OpenGL
8 3 (1.73%) POSIX
8 3 (1.73%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 46 (26.59%) Computer Science
2 14 (8.09%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (6.36%) Algorithms
3 11 (6.36%) Data Structures
4 9 (5.20%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (4.62%) Xbox
6 4 (2.31%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (2.31%) User Experience
7 3 (1.73%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (1.73%) Life Science
8 2 (1.16%) Smart Home
9 1 (0.58%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.58%) CAN bus
9 1 (0.58%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.58%) Fintech
9 1 (0.58%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.58%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 91 (52.60%) Linux
2 32 (18.50%) Windows
3 16 (9.25%) Embedded Linux
4 12 (6.94%) Android
5 7 (4.05%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.73%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.58%) CentOS
7 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.58%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (99.42%) Software Engineering
2 69 (39.88%) Multithreading
3 56 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (25.43%) Scrum
5 38 (21.97%) OO
6 32 (18.50%) Multithreaded Programming
7 25 (14.45%) Collaborative Working
8 20 (11.56%) Video Processing
9 18 (10.40%) Cryptography
9 18 (10.40%) TDD
10 16 (9.25%) Test Automation
11 14 (8.09%) Mathematics
12 12 (6.94%) Mentoring
13 11 (6.36%) Complexity Analysis
13 11 (6.36%) Data Modelling
13 11 (6.36%) Performance Optimisation
13 11 (6.36%) Physics
13 11 (6.36%) Process Improvement
13 11 (6.36%) Unit Testing
14 9 (5.20%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 119 (68.79%) C++
2 76 (43.93%) C
3 42 (24.28%) Python
4 35 (20.23%) Java
5 32 (18.50%) Embedded C++
6 30 (17.34%) Embedded C
7 19 (10.98%) JavaScript
8 18 (10.40%) Assembly Language
8 18 (10.40%) PHP
9 16 (9.25%) SQL
10 15 (8.67%) C#
11 8 (4.62%) Perl
12 7 (4.05%) Ruby
13 5 (2.89%) Apple Swift
14 2 (1.16%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.58%) Scala
15 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 66 (38.15%) Degree
2 22 (12.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.16%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) Ansible
1 1 (0.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (6.36%) Terracotta
2 8 (4.62%) Atlassian
3 5 (2.89%) Dell
3 5 (2.89%) HP
4 3 (1.73%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.73%) Oracle
5 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.58%) Xamarin