Period
to 19 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 76 128
Rank change year-on-year -62 +52 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 54 155 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.57% 4.10% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 4.20% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 48 135 46
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £43,750 £46,250 £40,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £65,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -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 3,318 3,688 3,447
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 97.54% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2,307 2,870 2,874
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,139 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.31% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £26,400 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -24 50 £55,000 +2.80% 25
Peterborough -53 1 £55,000 +7.84% 2
Senior Software Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, Senior Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridgeshire region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 50 (92.59%) Software Engineering
2 34 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (59.26%) Linux
3 32 (59.26%) C++
4 23 (42.59%) Multithreading
5 21 (38.89%) Scrum
6 17 (31.48%) C
6 17 (31.48%) Python
7 16 (29.63%) Java
7 16 (29.63%) JavaScript
8 13 (24.07%) Windows
8 13 (24.07%) Cryptography
9 10 (18.52%) TDD
10 9 (16.67%) SQL
11 8 (14.81%) Test Automation
12 7 (12.96%) Degree
12 7 (12.96%) C#
12 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
12 7 (12.96%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (12.96%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (12.96%) Mentoring
13 6 (11.11%) Web Services
13 6 (11.11%) Ruby
13 6 (11.11%) Unit Testing
14 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (9.26%) Mathematics
14 5 (9.26%) Computer Science
14 5 (9.26%) HTML
14 5 (9.26%) Algorithms
14 5 (9.26%) BDD

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 7 (12.96%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.70%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (3.70%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.85%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.56%) GitHub
1 3 (5.56%) Slack
1 3 (5.56%) Trello
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.85%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) SNMP
2 1 (1.85%) WAN
2 1 (1.85%) Wireless
2 1 (1.85%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.70%) Big Data
4 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) NCrunch
1 3 (5.56%) ReSharper
1 3 (5.56%) TeamCity
1 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.70%) NUnit
2 2 (3.70%) Selenium
2 2 (3.70%) SpecFlow
2 2 (3.70%) Vagrant
2 2 (3.70%) xUnit.net
3 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (3.70%) Finance
1 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
1 2 (3.70%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) Web Services
2 5 (9.26%) HTML
2 5 (9.26%) REST
3 4 (7.41%) .NET
3 4 (7.41%) CSS
3 4 (7.41%) RESTful
4 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 3 (5.56%) JSON
4 3 (5.56%) Spring
5 2 (3.70%) Django
5 2 (3.70%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.70%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.70%) JDBC
5 2 (3.70%) JPA
5 2 (3.70%) jQuery
5 2 (3.70%) LESS
5 2 (3.70%) Polymer
5 2 (3.70%) SOAP
5 2 (3.70%) Web Components
6 1 (1.85%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Algorithms
1 5 (9.26%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.56%) Biotechnology
2 3 (5.56%) Data Structures
2 3 (5.56%) User Experience
3 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) Fintech
4 1 (1.85%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.85%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (59.26%) Linux
2 13 (24.07%) Windows
3 3 (5.56%) Android
4 2 (3.70%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (92.59%) Software Engineering
2 34 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (42.59%) Multithreading
4 21 (38.89%) Scrum
5 13 (24.07%) Cryptography
6 10 (18.52%) TDD
7 8 (14.81%) Test Automation
8 7 (12.96%) Mentoring
9 6 (11.11%) Unit Testing
10 5 (9.26%) BDD
10 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (9.26%) Machine Learning
10 5 (9.26%) Mathematics
11 4 (7.41%) Artificial Intelligence
11 4 (7.41%) Coaching
11 4 (7.41%) MVC
11 4 (7.41%) OO
11 4 (7.41%) Open Source
12 3 (5.56%) Image Processing
12 3 (5.56%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 32 (59.26%) C++
2 17 (31.48%) C
2 17 (31.48%) Python
3 16 (29.63%) Java
3 16 (29.63%) JavaScript
4 9 (16.67%) SQL
5 7 (12.96%) C#
6 6 (11.11%) Ruby
7 3 (5.56%) Scala
8 2 (3.70%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.85%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.85%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.85%) PHP
9 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) Degree
2 4 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.85%) PhD
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Ansible
1 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft