Period
to 20 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 41 37
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 264 260 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 6.89% 6.95% 6.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.16% 7.14% 6.42%
Number of salaries quoted 195 229 215
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £58,450
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 3,685 3,639 3,676
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.16% 97.25% 97.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2,364 2,792 3,052
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +1.15%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +5.88%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +9 232 £47,500 +17.28% 57
Peterborough -25 19 £36,250 -9.38% 2
Ely +8 2 £47,500 - 1
Software Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 154 (58.33%) Software Engineering
2 146 (55.30%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (48.86%) C#
4 114 (43.18%) C++
5 100 (37.88%) .NET
6 96 (36.36%) JavaScript
7 94 (35.61%) Python
8 88 (33.33%) Java
9 76 (28.79%) SQL Server
10 75 (28.41%) SQL
11 73 (27.65%) Degree
12 69 (26.14%) Mathematics
13 66 (25.00%) Linux
14 59 (22.35%) Computer Science
15 56 (21.21%) OO
16 52 (19.70%) Visual Studio
16 52 (19.70%) AngularJS
16 52 (19.70%) Algorithms
17 50 (18.94%) C
18 49 (18.56%) ASP.NET
18 49 (18.56%) Windows
19 45 (17.05%) Test Automation
20 43 (16.29%) Problem-Solving
21 41 (15.53%) Scrum
21 41 (15.53%) MVC
22 40 (15.15%) HTML
23 39 (14.77%) CSS
24 38 (14.39%) Unit Testing
24 38 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
25 37 (14.02%) Refactoring

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 21 (7.95%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.76%) IIS
2 2 (0.76%) Kentico
2 2 (0.76%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 9 (3.41%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 32 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (11.36%) GitHub
3 29 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.41%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.41%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.52%) Broadband
2 4 (1.52%) Internet
3 1 (0.38%) SMS
3 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (28.79%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.20%) Relational Database
3 16 (6.06%) MySQL
4 15 (5.68%) NoSQL
5 14 (5.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (4.55%) Big Data
7 11 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (3.41%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (3.41%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.76%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.76%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.38%) Power BI
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 52 (19.70%) Visual Studio
2 31 (11.74%) Git (software)
3 28 (10.61%) JIRA
4 20 (7.58%) NUnit
5 17 (6.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (6.06%) ReSharper
6 16 (6.06%) Vagrant
7 9 (3.41%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.52%) Selenium
9 3 (1.14%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.14%) Subversion
10 2 (0.76%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.38%) GoogleTest
11 1 (0.38%) NCrunch
General
1 31 (11.74%) Finance
2 20 (7.58%) Automotive
3 18 (6.82%) Aerospace
3 18 (6.82%) Games
4 13 (4.92%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.27%) Marketing
6 4 (1.52%) Law
6 4 (1.52%) Publishing
6 4 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.14%) Retail
8 1 (0.38%) Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (37.88%) .NET
2 52 (19.70%) AngularJS
3 49 (18.56%) ASP.NET
4 40 (15.15%) HTML
5 39 (14.77%) CSS
6 27 (10.23%) Web Services
6 27 (10.23%) WPF
7 26 (9.85%) .NET Framework
7 26 (9.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 20 (7.58%) WCF
9 18 (6.82%) Angular 2
10 16 (6.06%) REST
10 16 (6.06%) STL
11 15 (5.68%) WinForms
12 14 (5.30%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (4.92%) Velocity
14 12 (4.55%) Natural Language Processing
14 12 (4.55%) RESTful
15 9 (3.41%) Akka
15 9 (3.41%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 59 (22.35%) Computer Science
2 52 (19.70%) Algorithms
3 38 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (7.58%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (4.55%) User Experience
6 9 (3.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (3.41%) Public Cloud
6 9 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.65%) Cloud Native
7 7 (2.65%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.52%) LIMS
8 4 (1.52%) NHS
8 4 (1.52%) Reinsurance
8 4 (1.52%) Robotics
8 4 (1.52%) Smart City
8 4 (1.52%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.14%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (1.14%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.76%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 66 (25.00%) Linux
2 49 (18.56%) Windows
3 16 (6.06%) Unix
4 1 (0.38%) Android
4 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (58.33%) Software Engineering
2 146 (55.30%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (26.14%) Mathematics
4 56 (21.21%) OO
5 45 (17.05%) Test Automation
6 43 (16.29%) Problem-Solving
7 41 (15.53%) MVC
7 41 (15.53%) Scrum
8 38 (14.39%) Unit Testing
9 37 (14.02%) Refactoring
10 34 (12.88%) Multithreading
11 32 (12.12%) SDLC
12 30 (11.36%) Physics
13 29 (10.98%) Artificial Intelligence
13 29 (10.98%) TDD
14 28 (10.61%) Continuous Delivery
15 25 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (9.09%) Analytics
17 22 (8.33%) Mentoring
18 19 (7.20%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 129 (48.86%) C#
2 114 (43.18%) C++
3 96 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 94 (35.61%) Python
5 88 (33.33%) Java
6 75 (28.41%) SQL
7 50 (18.94%) C
8 24 (9.09%) T-SQL
9 19 (7.20%) Scala
10 16 (6.06%) TypeScript
11 10 (3.79%) VB
12 7 (2.65%) Go
12 7 (2.65%) Ruby
13 5 (1.89%) Perl
14 4 (1.52%) Java 8
15 2 (0.76%) PHP
16 1 (0.38%) Clojure
16 1 (0.38%) F#
16 1 (0.38%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 73 (27.65%) Degree
2 18 (6.82%) PhD
3 16 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.52%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.79%) QA
2 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 29 (10.98%) Docker
2 7 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (8.33%) Ansible
2 16 (6.06%) Kubernetes
2 16 (6.06%) Terraform
3 7 (2.65%) Consul
3 7 (2.65%) Packer
Vendors
1 24 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.20%) WorldPay
3 12 (4.55%) Oracle
4 8 (3.03%) VMware
5 4 (1.52%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.76%) Capita
7 1 (0.38%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.38%) Google