Period
to 20 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 20 June 2019.

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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 12 17
Rank change year-on-year -14 +5 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 209 638 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 8.48% 15.07% 13.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.88% 15.68% 14.43%
Number of salaries quoted 165 431 357
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £34,000 £27,500 £30,600
90th Percentile £64,500 £70,000 £66,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% -5.56%

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 2,354 4,070 3,472
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 96.13% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,723 2,677 2,649
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,428 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019. 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 -14 168 £55,000 +4.76% 163
Peterborough +14 6 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Ely -2 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Software Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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.

1 205 (98.09%) Software Engineering
2 95 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (42.58%) C++
3 89 (42.58%) Linux
4 79 (37.80%) C#
5 76 (36.36%) C
6 75 (35.89%) Java
7 68 (32.54%) Python
8 57 (27.27%) .NET
9 55 (26.32%) Degree
10 52 (24.88%) SQL
11 48 (22.97%) JavaScript
12 38 (18.18%) MVC
12 38 (18.18%) Computer Science
13 37 (17.70%) Windows
13 37 (17.70%) Web Services
14 36 (17.22%) Oracle
15 35 (16.75%) TDD
16 34 (16.27%) ASP.NET
17 33 (15.79%) Telecoms
18 32 (15.31%) Test Automation
19 30 (14.35%) Scrum
20 28 (13.40%) Wireless
21 26 (12.44%) Mathematics
22 25 (11.96%) Git (software)
23 24 (11.48%) HTML
24 23 (11.00%) CSS
24 23 (11.00%) Embedded C
24 23 (11.00%) Spring
25 22 (10.53%) 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 1 (0.48%) Apache
1 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (0.48%) nginx
1 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
1 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.13%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.44%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.44%) SaaS
6 1 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.40%) Wireless
2 16 (7.66%) Bluetooth
3 12 (5.74%) Internet
4 7 (3.35%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.44%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.48%) HTTP
6 1 (0.48%) IPv4
6 1 (0.48%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.57%) Relational Database
2 8 (3.83%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.35%) MySQL
4 6 (2.87%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.39%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.96%) Big Data
7 2 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 25 (11.96%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.31%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.35%) GCC
5 3 (1.44%) Subversion
6 2 (0.96%) Gradle
6 2 (0.96%) JIRA
6 2 (0.96%) Maven
6 2 (0.96%) NUnit
6 2 (0.96%) Redmine
7 1 (0.48%) GitLab
7 1 (0.48%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.48%) PyCharm
7 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
General
1 33 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 16 (7.66%) Automotive
2 16 (7.66%) Banking
3 11 (5.26%) Electronics
4 10 (4.78%) Finance
5 9 (4.31%) Marketing
6 6 (2.87%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.39%) Games
8 1 (0.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.48%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (27.27%) .NET
2 37 (17.70%) Web Services
3 34 (16.27%) ASP.NET
4 24 (11.48%) HTML
5 23 (11.00%) CSS
5 23 (11.00%) Spring
6 20 (9.57%) RESTful
7 18 (8.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (6.70%) Qt
9 13 (6.22%) OpenGL
10 11 (5.26%) JSON
11 9 (4.31%) jQuery
12 7 (3.35%) AngularJS
12 7 (3.35%) Razor View Engine
13 6 (2.87%) React
13 6 (2.87%) REST
14 4 (1.91%) .NET Framework
14 4 (1.91%) WPF
14 4 (1.91%) XML
14 4 (1.91%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.05%) Embedded Systems
2 13 (6.22%) Device Driver
3 9 (4.31%) Internet of Things
4 8 (3.83%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.39%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.91%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.44%) Life Science
8 3 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.96%) Media Streaming
9 2 (0.96%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.96%) Smart City
9 2 (0.96%) TMS320
9 2 (0.96%) User Experience
10 1 (0.48%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.48%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 89 (42.58%) Linux
2 37 (17.70%) Windows
3 21 (10.05%) Android
4 14 (6.70%) Embedded Linux
5 9 (4.31%) Unix
6 5 (2.39%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.96%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.48%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.48%) Solaris
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (98.09%) Software Engineering
2 95 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 38 (18.18%) MVC
4 35 (16.75%) TDD
5 32 (15.31%) Test Automation
6 30 (14.35%) Scrum
7 26 (12.44%) Mathematics
8 22 (10.53%) DevOps
8 22 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (10.05%) Continuous Delivery
10 18 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (8.61%) Technical Leadership
11 17 (8.13%) Artificial Intelligence
11 17 (8.13%) Kanban
11 17 (8.13%) Machine Learning
11 17 (8.13%) Physics
12 12 (5.74%) Architectural Design
12 12 (5.74%) Front End Development
12 12 (5.74%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 89 (42.58%) C++
2 79 (37.80%) C#
3 76 (36.36%) C
4 75 (35.89%) Java
5 68 (32.54%) Python
6 52 (24.88%) SQL
7 48 (22.97%) JavaScript
8 23 (11.00%) Embedded C
9 7 (3.35%) Scala
9 7 (3.35%) TypeScript
10 6 (2.87%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.39%) Embedded C++
12 3 (1.44%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.44%) Go
12 3 (1.44%) Perl
13 2 (0.96%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.96%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.96%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.96%) PHP
13 2 (0.96%) R
Qualifications
1 55 (26.32%) Degree
2 18 (8.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (3.35%) PhD
4 2 (0.96%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.96%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.66%) PSD2
2 9 (4.31%) QA
3 1 (0.48%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 18 (8.61%) Docker
2 11 (5.26%) Firmware
3 1 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (4.78%) Ansible
1 10 (4.78%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.91%) Terraform
3 2 (0.96%) Puppet
4 1 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 36 (17.22%) Oracle
2 19 (9.09%) WorldPay
3 8 (3.83%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.91%) EMC
4 4 (1.91%) SAP
5 1 (0.48%) Citrix
5 1 (0.48%) Gemalto
5 1 (0.48%) Perforce
5 1 (0.48%) QNX
5 1 (0.48%) Spotify
5 1 (0.48%) Sybase
5 1 (0.48%) Twitter
5 1 (0.48%) Xilinx