Period
to 17 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

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

Software Engineer
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 10 20
Rank change year-on-year -15 +10 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 293 836 370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 9.55% 19.48% 10.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.84% 20.02% 11.06%
Number of salaries quoted 248 666 291
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £34,000 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £65,000 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 2,978 4,176 3,345
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.07% 97.30% 97.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2,155 3,185 2,772
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +2.27%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire

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 Software Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 17 December 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 -6 259 £52,500 +5.00% 134
Peterborough -33 15 £55,000 - 1
Huntingdon - 1 £38,500 - 3
Software Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 264 (90.10%) Software Engineering
2 169 (57.68%) C++
3 153 (52.22%) Java
4 145 (49.49%) Agile Software Development
5 123 (41.98%) Python
6 101 (34.47%) Linux
7 95 (32.42%) JavaScript
7 95 (32.42%) C
8 92 (31.40%) C#
9 62 (21.16%) Degree
9 62 (21.16%) Computer Science
10 59 (20.14%) SQL
11 52 (17.75%) Mathematics
11 52 (17.75%) Test Automation
12 48 (16.38%) Machine Learning
13 47 (16.04%) Artificial Intelligence
13 47 (16.04%) Scrum
14 43 (14.68%) Multithreading
15 41 (13.99%) Algorithms
16 40 (13.65%) .NET
17 39 (13.31%) TDD
17 39 (13.31%) Amazon AWS
18 38 (12.97%) Web Services
19 37 (12.63%) Computer Science Degree
20 36 (12.29%) OO
20 36 (12.29%) HTML
21 32 (10.92%) Windows
21 32 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
22 31 (10.58%) Wireless
22 31 (10.58%) Problem-Solving

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 18 (6.14%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (2.39%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (1.37%) Apache
3 4 (1.37%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.02%) IIS
5 2 (0.68%) WordPress
6 1 (0.34%) nginx
6 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.07%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 39 (13.31%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (10.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.46%) GitHub
4 14 (4.78%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (3.07%) OpenShift
6 8 (2.73%) Firebase
6 8 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (2.05%) Slack
7 6 (2.05%) Trello
8 4 (1.37%) SaaS
9 3 (1.02%) npm
10 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.34%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.34%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 31 (10.58%) Wireless
2 13 (4.44%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.07%) Internet
4 8 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (2.39%) Bluetooth
6 5 (1.71%) 802.11
7 3 (1.02%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.02%) ZigBee
8 2 (0.68%) HTTP
9 1 (0.34%) SMS
9 1 (0.34%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.56%) NoSQL
2 21 (7.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 18 (6.14%) SQL Server
4 13 (4.44%) MongoDB
5 10 (3.41%) Big Data
6 9 (3.07%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (3.07%) MySQL
6 9 (3.07%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.05%) HBase
8 5 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.37%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.68%) Redis
11 1 (0.34%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (8.53%) Git (software)
2 19 (6.48%) Visual Studio
3 14 (4.78%) JIRA
4 13 (4.44%) Jenkins
5 10 (3.41%) TeamCity
6 9 (3.07%) ReSharper
7 6 (2.05%) NCrunch
7 6 (2.05%) NUnit
8 5 (1.71%) gulp
8 5 (1.71%) Maven
8 5 (1.71%) webpack
9 4 (1.37%) Selenium
9 4 (1.37%) Vagrant
10 3 (1.02%) Subversion
11 2 (0.68%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.68%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.68%) Protractor
11 2 (0.68%) Redmine
12 1 (0.34%) jspm
12 1 (0.34%) SpecFlow
General
1 26 (8.87%) Games
2 19 (6.48%) Automotive
3 18 (6.14%) Telecoms
4 17 (5.80%) Finance
5 16 (5.46%) Publishing
6 10 (3.41%) Aerospace
7 8 (2.73%) Electronics
8 7 (2.39%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.37%) Banking
10 2 (0.68%) Marketing
10 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
11 1 (0.34%) French Language
11 1 (0.34%) German Language
11 1 (0.34%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.34%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.34%) Military
11 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.34%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.65%) .NET
2 38 (12.97%) Web Services
3 36 (12.29%) HTML
4 31 (10.58%) AngularJS
5 29 (9.90%) CSS
6 25 (8.53%) TensorFlow
7 23 (7.85%) RESTful
8 22 (7.51%) jQuery
8 22 (7.51%) Natural Language Processing
8 22 (7.51%) Node.js
9 21 (7.17%) Spring
10 18 (6.14%) ASP.NET
10 18 (6.14%) JSON
11 15 (5.12%) REST
12 12 (4.10%) Angular 2
13 9 (3.07%) Akka
13 9 (3.07%) Play Framework
13 9 (3.07%) Spring Boot
14 8 (2.73%) HTML5
15 7 (2.39%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.99%) Algorithms
2 28 (9.56%) Data Structures
3 18 (6.14%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (5.80%) Robotics
5 16 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (5.46%) Smart City
6 13 (4.44%) Device Driver
7 12 (4.10%) Embedded Systems
8 11 (3.75%) User Experience
8 11 (3.75%) Virtual Team
9 9 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (3.07%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (3.07%) Internet of Things
10 7 (2.39%) Enterprise Cloud
11 6 (2.05%) Biotechnology
12 5 (1.71%) Analytical Mindset
13 4 (1.37%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.37%) NHS
14 3 (1.02%) N-Tier
15 2 (0.68%) Music Streaming
Operating Systems
1 101 (34.47%) Linux
2 32 (10.92%) Windows
3 23 (7.85%) Embedded Linux
4 11 (3.75%) Android
5 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.68%) Unix
6 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.34%) CentOS
6 1 (0.34%) Debian
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (90.10%) Software Engineering
2 145 (49.49%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (21.16%) Computer Science
4 52 (17.75%) Mathematics
4 52 (17.75%) Test Automation
5 48 (16.38%) Machine Learning
6 47 (16.04%) Artificial Intelligence
6 47 (16.04%) Scrum
7 43 (14.68%) Multithreading
8 39 (13.31%) TDD
9 36 (12.29%) OO
10 32 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (8.53%) Continuous Delivery
13 24 (8.19%) OOP
13 24 (8.19%) Unit Testing
14 23 (7.85%) DevOps
15 19 (6.48%) Distributed Algorithms
15 19 (6.48%) Reinforcement Learning
16 18 (6.14%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 169 (57.68%) C++
2 153 (52.22%) Java
3 123 (41.98%) Python
4 95 (32.42%) C
4 95 (32.42%) JavaScript
5 92 (31.40%) C#
6 59 (20.14%) SQL
7 14 (4.78%) Scala
8 12 (4.10%) TypeScript
9 11 (3.75%) PHP
10 10 (3.41%) Embedded C
10 10 (3.41%) Ruby
11 9 (3.07%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.73%) Embedded C++
12 8 (2.73%) Kotlin
13 7 (2.39%) Java 8
13 7 (2.39%) Objective-C
13 7 (2.39%) Perl
14 6 (2.05%) VB
15 5 (1.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (21.16%) Degree
2 37 (12.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (9.56%) PhD
4 18 (6.14%) MPhil
5 5 (1.71%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.44%) QA
2 4 (1.37%) PSD2
3 3 (1.02%) ISO 13485
4 2 (0.68%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 31 (10.58%) Docker
2 4 (1.37%) Firmware
3 1 (0.34%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (7.85%) Kubernetes
2 15 (5.12%) Ansible
3 10 (3.41%) Terraform
4 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (6.14%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.46%) WorldPay
3 11 (3.75%) Oracle
4 8 (2.73%) Google
5 5 (1.71%) Apple
6 1 (0.34%) Intel
6 1 (0.34%) Perforce
6 1 (0.34%) QNX
6 1 (0.34%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.34%) SAP
6 1 (0.34%) VMware
6 1 (0.34%) Xamarin