Period
to 16 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £51,250 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 15 28
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 509 571 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 13.14% 15.11% 8.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.66% 15.54% 8.51%
Number of salaries quoted 342 444 258
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £51,250 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.89% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £73,250
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -3.41% +3.53%

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 3,725 3,675 3,688
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.18% 97.27% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,387 2,829 3,053
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 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 16 August 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 16 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 +2 450 £52,500 +16.67% 123
Peterborough -25 34 £40,000 -20.79% 5
Ely +6 3 £40,000 -15.79% 1
St Neots - 1 £50,000 - 2
Software Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 474 (93.12%) Software Engineering
2 310 (60.90%) C++
3 233 (45.78%) Python
4 202 (39.69%) C
5 195 (38.31%) Linux
6 177 (34.77%) Agile Software Development
7 176 (34.58%) Java
8 166 (32.61%) Mathematics
9 162 (31.83%) C#
10 151 (29.67%) Computer Science
11 128 (25.15%) JavaScript
12 127 (24.95%) Degree
13 103 (20.24%) Physics
14 97 (19.06%) Scrum
15 95 (18.66%) Windows
16 94 (18.47%) Machine Learning
17 90 (17.68%) .NET
18 88 (17.29%) Algorithms
19 77 (15.13%) SQL
20 75 (14.73%) Artificial Intelligence
21 71 (13.95%) Multithreading
21 71 (13.95%) Test Automation
22 58 (11.39%) OO
23 57 (11.20%) PhD
24 56 (11.00%) HTML
25 51 (10.02%) Embedded C++
26 50 (9.82%) TDD
26 50 (9.82%) Embedded C
26 50 (9.82%) SQL Server
27 47 (9.23%) 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 20 (3.93%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (1.96%) OpenStack
3 7 (1.38%) Apache
4 3 (0.59%) IIS
4 3 (0.59%) WordPress
5 2 (0.39%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.39%) Kentico
6 1 (0.20%) CMS
6 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 47 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (7.47%) GitHub
4 21 (4.13%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.59%) SaaS
6 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.39%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.39%) Firebase
6 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.93%) TCP/IP
2 19 (3.73%) Internet
3 14 (2.75%) Wireless
4 12 (2.36%) HTTP
5 5 (0.98%) SNMP
5 5 (0.98%) WAN
6 3 (0.59%) 802.11
7 2 (0.39%) 5G
7 2 (0.39%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.20%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.20%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.20%) SAN
8 1 (0.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (9.82%) SQL Server
2 42 (8.25%) NoSQL
3 23 (4.52%) MongoDB
4 22 (4.32%) Big Data
5 13 (2.55%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.36%) HBase
7 9 (1.77%) MySQL
8 8 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.18%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.59%) Redis
11 2 (0.39%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 40 (7.86%) Visual Studio
2 33 (6.48%) Git (software)
2 33 (6.48%) JIRA
3 25 (4.91%) ReSharper
4 19 (3.73%) TeamCity
5 12 (2.36%) Selenium
6 11 (2.16%) Jenkins
6 11 (2.16%) NUnit
6 11 (2.16%) Vagrant
7 9 (1.77%) NCrunch
8 8 (1.57%) webpack
9 7 (1.38%) Maven
10 5 (0.98%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.98%) Subversion
11 3 (0.59%) Capybara
11 3 (0.59%) gulp
11 3 (0.59%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.59%) Protractor
11 3 (0.59%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (6.88%) Finance
2 31 (6.09%) Electronics
3 22 (4.32%) Automotive
4 18 (3.54%) Aerospace
4 18 (3.54%) Games
5 13 (2.55%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.57%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.18%) Marketing
7 6 (1.18%) Multimedia
7 6 (1.18%) Retail
8 5 (0.98%) Advertising
9 3 (0.59%) Publishing
10 2 (0.39%) Banking
10 2 (0.39%) Military
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.20%) German Language
11 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.20%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.20%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (17.68%) .NET
2 56 (11.00%) HTML
3 42 (8.25%) AngularJS
4 39 (7.66%) CSS
5 34 (6.68%) Node.js
6 32 (6.29%) Web Services
7 27 (5.30%) REST
8 26 (5.11%) OpenGL
9 25 (4.91%) .NET Framework
9 25 (4.91%) jQuery
10 22 (4.32%) TensorFlow
11 19 (3.73%) Angular 2
12 16 (3.14%) RESTful
13 15 (2.95%) JSON
13 15 (2.95%) Natural Language Processing
14 14 (2.75%) ASP.NET
14 14 (2.75%) STL
15 13 (2.55%) HTML5
16 12 (2.36%) React
17 11 (2.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 151 (29.67%) Computer Science
2 88 (17.29%) Algorithms
3 29 (5.70%) User Experience
4 28 (5.50%) Data Structures
5 24 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.14%) CUDA
6 16 (3.14%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (2.16%) Life Science
9 10 (1.96%) Internet of Things
10 9 (1.77%) Augmented Reality
10 9 (1.77%) Embedded Systems
11 8 (1.57%) Robotics
12 7 (1.38%) Device Driver
13 5 (0.98%) Smart Energy
14 4 (0.79%) NHS
14 4 (0.79%) Virtual Team
15 3 (0.59%) Smart City
16 2 (0.39%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 195 (38.31%) Linux
2 95 (18.66%) Windows
3 21 (4.13%) Embedded Linux
4 14 (2.75%) Android
5 9 (1.77%) Unix
6 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.39%) CentOS
6 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.39%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.20%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (0.20%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (93.12%) Software Engineering
2 177 (34.77%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (32.61%) Mathematics
4 103 (20.24%) Physics
5 97 (19.06%) Scrum
6 94 (18.47%) Machine Learning
7 75 (14.73%) Artificial Intelligence
8 71 (13.95%) Multithreading
8 71 (13.95%) Test Automation
9 58 (11.39%) OO
10 50 (9.82%) TDD
11 47 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
12 44 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
12 44 (8.64%) Image Processing
13 43 (8.45%) Computer Vision
14 38 (7.47%) Continuous Delivery
15 37 (7.27%) SDLC
16 33 (6.48%) Kanban
17 32 (6.29%) OOP
17 32 (6.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 310 (60.90%) C++
2 233 (45.78%) Python
3 202 (39.69%) C
4 176 (34.58%) Java
5 162 (31.83%) C#
6 128 (25.15%) JavaScript
7 77 (15.13%) SQL
8 51 (10.02%) Embedded C++
9 50 (9.82%) Embedded C
10 36 (7.07%) MATLAB
11 26 (5.11%) T-SQL
12 23 (4.52%) PHP
13 15 (2.95%) VB
14 12 (2.36%) Ruby
15 11 (2.16%) Assembly Language
16 10 (1.96%) Scala
17 7 (1.38%) TypeScript
18 5 (0.98%) VC++
19 4 (0.79%) Java 8
20 3 (0.59%) ES6
Qualifications
1 127 (24.95%) Degree
2 57 (11.20%) PhD
3 31 (6.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (2.16%) Numerate Degree
5 9 (1.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.75%) QA
2 2 (0.39%) GCP
System Software
1 42 (8.25%) Docker
2 9 (1.77%) Firmware
3 1 (0.20%) LXC
3 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.18%) Ansible
2 2 (0.39%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (3.93%) Oracle
2 12 (2.36%) WorldPay
3 9 (1.77%) Dell
3 9 (1.77%) HP
4 7 (1.38%) Microsoft
5 4 (0.79%) Apple
6 3 (0.59%) Google
6 3 (0.59%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.39%) VMware
8 1 (0.20%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.20%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.20%) Intel
8 1 (0.20%) QNX