Period
to 24 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 19 25
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 866 397 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 19.94% 12.05% 8.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.56% 12.41% 8.31%
Number of salaries quoted 668 300 301
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +2.27% -2.22%
10th Percentile £29,925 £30,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,000 £57,500
East of England median annual salary £52,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.56% - +5.88%

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 4,212 3,198 4,030
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.01% 97.06% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3,143 2,591 3,327
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +9 816 £52,500 +16.67% 130
Peterborough +7 18 £55,000 +29.41% 16
St Neots - 2 £50,000 - 1
Ely -7 1 £40,000 -11.11%
Software Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 838 (96.77%) Software Engineering
2 559 (64.55%) C++
3 428 (49.42%) C
4 402 (46.42%) Computer Science
5 389 (44.92%) Linux
6 367 (42.38%) Degree
7 338 (39.03%) Python
8 265 (30.60%) Java
9 258 (29.79%) Mathematics
10 226 (26.10%) Agile Software Development
11 192 (22.17%) C#
12 177 (20.44%) Windows
13 173 (19.98%) Multithreading
14 167 (19.28%) Physics
15 159 (18.36%) OO
16 131 (15.13%) Embedded C
17 121 (13.97%) JavaScript
18 118 (13.63%) Scrum
19 109 (12.59%) SQL
20 106 (12.24%) Wireless
21 105 (12.12%) Algorithms
22 104 (12.01%) SDLC
23 100 (11.55%) Embedded C++
24 99 (11.43%) Electronics
25 88 (10.16%) Machine Learning
26 81 (9.35%) Computer Science Degree
26 81 (9.35%) Embedded Linux
27 79 (9.12%) Finance
28 76 (8.78%) .NET
29 75 (8.66%) PhD

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 13 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (0.58%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.23%) Apache
3 2 (0.23%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.12%) JBoss
4 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.12%) PTC Creo
1 1 (0.12%) Simulink
1 1 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.08%) GitHub
3 17 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.35%) SaaS
6 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.12%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 1 (0.12%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 106 (12.24%) Wireless
2 45 (5.20%) TCP/IP
3 24 (2.77%) Internet
4 22 (2.54%) Bluetooth
5 21 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (0.92%) OpenVPN
6 8 (0.92%) SNMP
6 8 (0.92%) WAN
7 7 (0.81%) 3G
7 7 (0.81%) 4G
8 4 (0.46%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.46%) HTTP
9 2 (0.23%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.23%) SAN
10 1 (0.12%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.12%) FlexRay
10 1 (0.12%) Modbus
10 1 (0.12%) NAS
10 1 (0.12%) SCTP
10 1 (0.12%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.42%) NoSQL
3 14 (1.62%) Big Data
3 14 (1.62%) GIS
4 13 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (1.27%) MySQL
7 9 (1.04%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.04%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.58%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.46%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.46%) Text Mining
10 3 (0.35%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.23%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.23%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.23%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 31 (3.58%) Git (software)
2 30 (3.46%) JIRA
3 20 (2.31%) NUnit
4 19 (2.19%) Visual Studio
5 15 (1.73%) TeamCity
6 13 (1.50%) Jenkins
7 11 (1.27%) Bitbucket
8 9 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (0.92%) Selenium
10 6 (0.69%) Subversion
10 6 (0.69%) webpack
11 5 (0.58%) CppUnit
11 5 (0.58%) JUnit
12 4 (0.46%) JMeter
12 4 (0.46%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.35%) ClearCase
13 3 (0.35%) GitLab
14 2 (0.23%) Buildbot
14 2 (0.23%) JIRA Agile
14 2 (0.23%) Vagrant
General
1 99 (11.43%) Electronics
2 79 (9.12%) Finance
3 26 (3.00%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.66%) Multimedia
5 16 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 14 (1.62%) Marketing
7 13 (1.50%) Retail
8 9 (1.04%) Advertising
8 9 (1.04%) Automotive
9 7 (0.81%) Games
10 5 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.23%) Legal
12 1 (0.12%) French Language
12 1 (0.12%) German Language
12 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.12%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.12%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (8.78%) .NET
2 61 (7.04%) HTML
3 35 (4.04%) CSS
4 34 (3.93%) WPF
5 29 (3.35%) Node.js
6 26 (3.00%) RESTful
6 26 (3.00%) Web Services
7 24 (2.77%) jQuery
8 23 (2.66%) .NET Framework
8 23 (2.66%) ASP.NET
8 23 (2.66%) OpenGL
9 19 (2.19%) AngularJS
9 19 (2.19%) STL
10 16 (1.85%) WinForms
11 15 (1.73%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (1.50%) Backbone.js
12 13 (1.50%) D3.js
13 12 (1.39%) Django
13 12 (1.39%) TensorFlow
14 11 (1.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 402 (46.42%) Computer Science
2 105 (12.12%) Algorithms
3 43 (4.97%) Embedded Systems
4 27 (3.12%) Life Science
5 26 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (3.00%) Device Driver
6 24 (2.77%) Data Structures
6 24 (2.77%) Greenfield Project
6 24 (2.77%) User Experience
7 19 (2.19%) Robotics
8 17 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.85%) Augmented Reality
10 13 (1.50%) CUDA
11 11 (1.27%) Internet of Things
11 11 (1.27%) Mobile App
12 9 (1.04%) Smart Energy
13 8 (0.92%) Tandem
13 8 (0.92%) Verilog
13 8 (0.92%) Xbox
14 7 (0.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 389 (44.92%) Linux
2 177 (20.44%) Windows
3 81 (9.35%) Embedded Linux
4 38 (4.39%) Android
5 20 (2.31%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.50%) Unix
7 7 (0.81%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 5 (0.58%) AIX
8 5 (0.58%) Solaris
9 4 (0.46%) FreeRTOS
10 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.23%) CentOS
11 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.12%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.12%) Nucleus RTOS
12 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.12%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 838 (96.77%) Software Engineering
2 258 (29.79%) Mathematics
3 226 (26.10%) Agile Software Development
4 173 (19.98%) Multithreading
5 167 (19.28%) Physics
6 159 (18.36%) OO
7 118 (13.63%) Scrum
8 104 (12.01%) SDLC
9 88 (10.16%) Machine Learning
10 68 (7.85%) Artificial Intelligence
11 67 (7.74%) Test Automation
12 66 (7.62%) Collaborative Working
13 56 (6.47%) OOP
14 54 (6.24%) Multithreaded Programming
15 40 (4.62%) OOD
16 38 (4.39%) Computer Vision
16 38 (4.39%) Data Science
16 38 (4.39%) Embedded Software Development
17 37 (4.27%) Linux Kernel Development
17 37 (4.27%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 559 (64.55%) C++
2 428 (49.42%) C
3 338 (39.03%) Python
4 265 (30.60%) Java
5 192 (22.17%) C#
6 131 (15.13%) Embedded C
7 121 (13.97%) JavaScript
8 109 (12.59%) SQL
9 100 (11.55%) Embedded C++
10 59 (6.81%) MATLAB
11 42 (4.85%) Assembly Language
12 34 (3.93%) PHP
13 19 (2.19%) T-SQL
14 16 (1.85%) Perl
14 16 (1.85%) Ruby
14 16 (1.85%) VB
15 14 (1.62%) F#
15 14 (1.62%) VB6
16 10 (1.15%) Haskell
16 10 (1.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 367 (42.38%) Degree
2 81 (9.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 75 (8.66%) PhD
4 19 (2.19%) Security Cleared
5 6 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (0.69%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.35%) MCP
6 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.73%) QA
2 2 (0.23%) JTAG
3 1 (0.12%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 34 (3.93%) Firmware
2 9 (1.04%) Docker
3 2 (0.23%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 2 (0.23%) iptables
3 2 (0.23%) LXC
3 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.12%) NFS
4 1 (0.12%) Xen
4 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (0.35%) Terraform
2 2 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (0.23%) Nagios
2 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.23%) Puppet
3 1 (0.12%) Ansible
3 1 (0.12%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.12%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (3.35%) Dell
1 29 (3.35%) HP
1 29 (3.35%) Oracle
2 18 (2.08%) Microsoft
3 12 (1.39%) WorldPay
4 9 (1.04%) Atlassian
5 8 (0.92%) Terracotta
6 5 (0.58%) Wind River
6 5 (0.58%) Xamarin
7 4 (0.46%) QNX
8 3 (0.35%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.23%) Google
9 2 (0.23%) VMware
10 1 (0.12%) Allen-Bradley
10 1 (0.12%) Citrix
10 1 (0.12%) EMC
10 1 (0.12%) Intel
10 1 (0.12%) MathWorks
10 1 (0.12%) PTC
10 1 (0.12%) SAP