Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £43,898 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 29 63
Rank change year-on-year -5 +34 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 332 258 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 8.02% 7.35% 3.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.26% 7.57% 3.71%
Number of salaries quoted 282 241 135
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £43,898 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.74% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,350
90th Percentile £61,125 £58,750 £59,200
East of England median annual salary £43,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.54% -2.50% -

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 4019 3410 4018
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.08% 97.18% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3093 2830 3456
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -2 286 £43,500 +16.00% 24
Peterborough +1 16 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Ely -9 7 £47,500 +5.56%
Huntingdon +1 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Software Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Software Developer 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 210 (63.25%) C#
2 201 (60.54%) Software Engineering
3 167 (50.30%) C++
4 150 (45.18%) Degree
5 148 (44.58%) Computer Science
6 141 (42.47%) Java
7 130 (39.16%) Mathematics
8 122 (36.75%) Agile Software Development
9 116 (34.94%) .NET
10 110 (33.13%) Python
11 105 (31.63%) Linux
12 101 (30.42%) C
13 99 (29.82%) SQL
14 85 (25.60%) SDLC
15 82 (24.70%) Physics
16 78 (23.49%) Windows
16 78 (23.49%) OO
17 70 (21.08%) Algorithms
18 64 (19.28%) Test Automation
19 63 (18.98%) Machine Learning
20 61 (18.37%) JavaScript
21 60 (18.07%) ASP.NET
22 54 (16.27%) Finance
23 53 (15.96%) HTML
24 52 (15.66%) Artificial Intelligence
25 51 (15.36%) MVC
26 46 (13.86%) SQL Server
27 43 (12.95%) Unit Testing
28 41 (12.35%) CSS
29 40 (12.05%) Microsoft

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 6 (1.81%) Kentico
2 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.30%) JBoss
2 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (9.64%) GitHub
3 12 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.90%) SaaS
6 1 (0.30%) IaaS
6 1 (0.30%) PaaS
6 1 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.83%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.71%) Internet
3 6 (1.81%) Wireless
4 4 (1.20%) SAN
5 3 (0.90%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.30%) HTTP
7 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.30%) SSL
7 1 (0.30%) WAN
7 1 (0.30%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.86%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.64%) Relational Database
3 16 (4.82%) Big Data
4 10 (3.01%) MySQL
4 10 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.71%) GIS
6 8 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.11%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.81%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.90%) Text Mining
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.30%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 38 (11.45%) NUnit
2 34 (10.24%) TeamCity
3 29 (8.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (8.43%) Git (software)
5 19 (5.72%) Visual Studio
6 18 (5.42%) Jenkins
7 15 (4.52%) Subversion
8 14 (4.22%) Cucumber
8 14 (4.22%) Moq
8 14 (4.22%) MSBuild
9 9 (2.71%) JIRA
9 9 (2.71%) Selenium
10 7 (2.11%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.51%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.60%) Hudson
12 2 (0.60%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.60%) webpack
12 2 (0.60%) WebSharper
13 1 (0.30%) FogBugz
13 1 (0.30%) WebDriver
General
1 54 (16.27%) Finance
2 12 (3.61%) Marketing
3 11 (3.31%) Electronics
4 10 (3.01%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (0.90%) Advertising
5 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.90%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.60%) Law
6 2 (0.60%) Legal
7 1 (0.30%) Automotive
7 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (34.94%) .NET
2 60 (18.07%) ASP.NET
3 53 (15.96%) HTML
4 41 (12.35%) CSS
5 40 (12.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 35 (10.54%) HTML5
7 32 (9.64%) Web Services
8 29 (8.73%) Apache Axis
9 28 (8.43%) AngularJS
9 28 (8.43%) WCF
10 27 (8.13%) jQuery
11 25 (7.53%) WPF
12 20 (6.02%) CSS3
12 20 (6.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 18 (5.42%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (5.42%) REST
14 17 (5.12%) Ajax
14 17 (5.12%) JSON
15 15 (4.52%) .NET Framework
16 14 (4.22%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 148 (44.58%) Computer Science
2 70 (21.08%) Algorithms
3 29 (8.73%) 3D Printing
4 28 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.71%) 3D Graphics
5 9 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (2.71%) Smart City
6 8 (2.41%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (1.51%) Fintech
8 5 (1.51%) Reinsurance
8 5 (1.51%) Robotics
9 4 (1.20%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.90%) LIMS
10 3 (0.90%) User Experience
11 2 (0.60%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.60%) NHS
11 2 (0.60%) Social Network
12 1 (0.30%) Handset
12 1 (0.30%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 105 (31.63%) Linux
2 78 (23.49%) Windows
3 16 (4.82%) Android
4 12 (3.61%) Unix
5 5 (1.51%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (1.20%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.20%) Debian
7 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (60.54%) Software Engineering
2 130 (39.16%) Mathematics
3 122 (36.75%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (25.60%) SDLC
5 82 (24.70%) Physics
6 78 (23.49%) OO
7 64 (19.28%) Test Automation
8 63 (18.98%) Machine Learning
9 52 (15.66%) Artificial Intelligence
10 51 (15.36%) MVC
11 43 (12.95%) Unit Testing
12 39 (11.75%) TDD
13 31 (9.34%) CAD
14 30 (9.04%) SDET
15 29 (8.73%) CAE
15 29 (8.73%) Content Writing
16 26 (7.83%) Scrum
17 22 (6.63%) Analytics
17 22 (6.63%) Mentoring
17 22 (6.63%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 210 (63.25%) C#
2 167 (50.30%) C++
3 141 (42.47%) Java
4 110 (33.13%) Python
5 101 (30.42%) C
6 99 (29.82%) SQL
7 61 (18.37%) JavaScript
8 25 (7.53%) MATLAB
9 20 (6.02%) F#
9 20 (6.02%) VB
10 18 (5.42%) VB6
11 17 (5.12%) T-SQL
12 15 (4.52%) Perl
12 15 (4.52%) PHP
13 9 (2.71%) Ruby
14 6 (1.81%) Embedded C
14 6 (1.81%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.51%) Fortran
16 4 (1.20%) Embedded C++
16 4 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 150 (45.18%) Degree
2 26 (7.83%) Numerate Degree
3 24 (7.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (6.02%) PhD
5 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.90%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.60%) MCP
8 1 (0.30%) ISEB
8 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.20%) Docker
2 1 (0.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (1.20%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.93%) Oracle
3 7 (2.11%) Intel
3 7 (2.11%) NVIDIA
4 5 (1.51%) Google
5 4 (1.20%) IBM
5 4 (1.20%) Sony
5 4 (1.20%) TOWER Software
6 3 (0.90%) SAP
7 2 (0.60%) Twitter
8 1 (0.30%) Xamarin