Period
to 19 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

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

Software Developer
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 34 68
Rank change year-on-year +6 +34 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 373 235 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 8.14% 6.85% 3.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.41% 7.08% 4.01%
Number of salaries quoted 287 212 138
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £35,307 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.45% -21.54% +9.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £58,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 4,435 3,321 3,989
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 96.74% 97.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3,089 2,616 3,204
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Cambridgeshire

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Cambridgeshire

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Cambridgeshire

Software Developer
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 19 April 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 +5 330 £45,000 +28.57% 54
Peterborough -7 14 £47,500 +102.13% 1
Huntingdon -9 1 £55,000 +29.41%
St Neots - 1 £50,000 - 1
Ely - 1 £40,000 -
Software Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, Software Developer 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 213 (57.10%) Software Engineering
2 191 (51.21%) C++
3 181 (48.53%) C#
4 145 (38.87%) Agile Software Development
5 141 (37.80%) Degree
6 140 (37.53%) Computer Science
7 135 (36.19%) Python
8 119 (31.90%) Java
8 119 (31.90%) .NET
9 112 (30.03%) SQL
10 106 (28.42%) Linux
11 105 (28.15%) Mathematics
12 101 (27.08%) JavaScript
12 101 (27.08%) C
13 80 (21.45%) Problem-Solving
14 74 (19.84%) SQL Server
15 70 (18.77%) Windows
16 69 (18.50%) SDLC
17 67 (17.96%) Algorithms
18 64 (17.16%) OO
19 61 (16.35%) Multithreading
20 58 (15.55%) Unit Testing
21 57 (15.28%) HTML
21 57 (15.28%) Test Automation
22 56 (15.01%) CSS
23 52 (13.94%) Finance
24 50 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
25 46 (12.33%) Physics
25 46 (12.33%) AngularJS
26 45 (12.06%) Git (software)

Software Developer 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 10 (2.68%) OpenStack
2 4 (1.07%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.54%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.27%) JBoss
4 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.54%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 40 (10.72%) GitHub
2 38 (10.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.54%) IaaS
5 2 (0.54%) PaaS
5 2 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.70%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.88%) Internet
3 5 (1.34%) Wireless
4 3 (0.80%) ZigBee
5 2 (0.54%) Broadband
5 2 (0.54%) HTTP
5 2 (0.54%) VPN
6 1 (0.27%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.27%) Modbus
6 1 (0.27%) WAN
6 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (19.84%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.77%) Relational Database
3 24 (6.43%) Big Data
4 18 (4.83%) NoSQL
5 16 (4.29%) MySQL
6 14 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.14%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.54%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.54%) GIS
10 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.27%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 45 (12.06%) Git (software)
2 38 (10.19%) Visual Studio
3 29 (7.77%) NUnit
4 24 (6.43%) JIRA
5 16 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (4.02%) TeamCity
7 12 (3.22%) ReSharper
7 12 (3.22%) Selenium
8 7 (1.88%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.61%) webpack
10 5 (1.34%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.34%) Vagrant
11 4 (1.07%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.07%) IntelliJ
11 4 (1.07%) Maven
11 4 (1.07%) Subversion
12 3 (0.80%) Moq
12 3 (0.80%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.54%) Mercurial
General
1 52 (13.94%) Finance
2 14 (3.75%) Electronics
3 11 (2.95%) Manufacturing
3 11 (2.95%) Marketing
4 10 (2.68%) Aerospace
4 10 (2.68%) Automotive
5 8 (2.14%) Law
6 6 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.07%) Games
7 4 (1.07%) Retail
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
8 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (31.90%) .NET
2 57 (15.28%) HTML
3 56 (15.01%) CSS
4 46 (12.33%) AngularJS
5 39 (10.46%) ASP.NET
5 39 (10.46%) WPF
6 33 (8.85%) .NET Framework
7 24 (6.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 24 (6.43%) STL
7 24 (6.43%) WCF
8 18 (4.83%) Web Services
9 17 (4.56%) Angular 2
10 14 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web API
10 14 (3.75%) jQuery
11 13 (3.49%) Node.js
11 13 (3.49%) REST
12 12 (3.22%) HTML5
13 11 (2.95%) WinForms
14 10 (2.68%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 10 (2.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 140 (37.53%) Computer Science
2 67 (17.96%) Algorithms
3 50 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (5.63%) User Experience
5 16 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (3.49%) 3D Graphics
8 7 (1.88%) LIMS
9 6 (1.61%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.61%) Smart City
10 5 (1.34%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (1.34%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.34%) Robotics
11 4 (1.07%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.07%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.80%) Fintech
12 3 (0.80%) Smart Energy
13 2 (0.54%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 106 (28.42%) Linux
2 70 (18.77%) Windows
3 25 (6.70%) Unix
4 5 (1.34%) Android
5 3 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (0.80%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (57.10%) Software Engineering
2 145 (38.87%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (28.15%) Mathematics
4 80 (21.45%) Problem-Solving
5 69 (18.50%) SDLC
6 64 (17.16%) OO
7 61 (16.35%) Multithreading
8 58 (15.55%) Unit Testing
9 57 (15.28%) Test Automation
10 46 (12.33%) Physics
11 45 (12.06%) Artificial Intelligence
12 40 (10.72%) Machine Learning
13 38 (10.19%) TDD
14 37 (9.92%) Scrum
15 35 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (9.38%) MVC
16 34 (9.12%) Refactoring
17 30 (8.04%) Analytics
18 24 (6.43%) Statistics
19 23 (6.17%) Informatics
Programming Languages
1 191 (51.21%) C++
2 181 (48.53%) C#
3 135 (36.19%) Python
4 119 (31.90%) Java
5 112 (30.03%) SQL
6 101 (27.08%) C
6 101 (27.08%) JavaScript
7 32 (8.58%) T-SQL
8 13 (3.49%) Perl
8 13 (3.49%) Ruby
9 12 (3.22%) Scala
9 12 (3.22%) VB
10 8 (2.14%) F#
10 8 (2.14%) PHP
11 7 (1.88%) MATLAB
12 6 (1.61%) Go
12 6 (1.61%) Haskell
12 6 (1.61%) VB6
13 5 (1.34%) R
14 4 (1.07%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 141 (37.80%) Degree
2 31 (8.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (4.83%) PhD
4 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.27%) ISEB
5 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.34%) QA
System Software
1 17 (4.56%) Docker
2 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (1.07%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (8.85%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.43%) Oracle
3 7 (1.88%) WorldPay
4 5 (1.34%) Google
4 5 (1.34%) IBM
4 5 (1.34%) Intel
4 5 (1.34%) NVIDIA
4 5 (1.34%) Sony
5 3 (0.80%) SAP
5 3 (0.80%) Terracotta
6 2 (0.54%) Capita
7 1 (0.27%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.27%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.27%) Twitter
7 1 (0.27%) Wind River
7 1 (0.27%) Xamarin