Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 20 25
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 805 353 350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 19.07% 10.19% 8.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.65% 10.49% 8.82%
Number of salaries quoted 646 280 310
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,750 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +11.70% +0.59%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £28,625
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,375 £57,500
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.28% -4.44% +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 4096 3366 3968
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.04% 97.20% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3149 2801 3428
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £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 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 November 2017.

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 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 +7 737 £50,000 +5.26% 63
Peterborough +16 34 £51,000 +20.00% 10
Ely -11 8 £47,500 +5.56%
Software Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 790 (98.14%) Software Engineering
2 522 (64.84%) C++
3 390 (48.45%) Computer Science
4 373 (46.34%) C
5 371 (46.09%) Degree
6 318 (39.50%) Linux
7 286 (35.53%) Python
8 266 (33.04%) Java
9 256 (31.80%) C#
10 255 (31.68%) Mathematics
11 224 (27.83%) Agile Software Development
12 196 (24.35%) Windows
13 186 (23.11%) Physics
14 163 (20.25%) OO
15 161 (20.00%) Multithreading
16 135 (16.77%) SQL
17 133 (16.52%) Algorithms
18 132 (16.40%) SDLC
19 116 (14.41%) Scrum
20 111 (13.79%) JavaScript
20 111 (13.79%) Wireless
21 99 (12.30%) Finance
21 99 (12.30%) Embedded C
22 94 (11.68%) .NET
23 92 (11.43%) Computer Science Degree
24 83 (10.31%) MATLAB
25 78 (9.69%) Artificial Intelligence
26 77 (9.57%) Embedded C++
26 77 (9.57%) Collaborative Working
27 76 (9.44%) OOP

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 8 (0.99%) Kentico
2 7 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.12%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (0.62%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (3.48%) GitHub
3 18 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.99%) SaaS
5 7 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.12%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 1 (0.12%) Firebase
6 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 111 (13.79%) Wireless
2 35 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 19 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
4 16 (1.99%) Bluetooth
5 11 (1.37%) OpenVPN
6 10 (1.24%) 3G
6 10 (1.24%) 4G
6 10 (1.24%) Internet
7 4 (0.50%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.50%) FlexRay
8 3 (0.37%) HTTP
8 3 (0.37%) SNMP
8 3 (0.37%) WAN
9 2 (0.25%) ZigBee
10 1 (0.12%) DHCP
10 1 (0.12%) DNS
10 1 (0.12%) Modbus
10 1 (0.12%) SCTP
10 1 (0.12%) SMS
10 1 (0.12%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.61%) NoSQL
3 12 (1.49%) GIS
4 10 (1.24%) Big Data
5 9 (1.12%) MySQL
6 8 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (0.87%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.62%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.62%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.37%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.37%) Text Mining
10 2 (0.25%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (4.72%) Git (software)
2 33 (4.10%) Visual Studio
3 26 (3.23%) TeamCity
4 21 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (2.36%) NUnit
6 18 (2.24%) JIRA
7 17 (2.11%) ClearCase
8 16 (1.99%) Jenkins
9 7 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (0.87%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.75%) Selenium
11 5 (0.62%) CppUnit
11 5 (0.62%) Subversion
12 3 (0.37%) JUnit
13 2 (0.25%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.25%) GCC
13 2 (0.25%) JMeter
13 2 (0.25%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.25%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.25%) xUnit.net
General
1 99 (12.30%) Finance
2 70 (8.70%) Electronics
3 33 (4.10%) Telecoms
4 28 (3.48%) Marketing
5 23 (2.86%) Multimedia
6 15 (1.86%) Pharmaceutical
7 14 (1.74%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.12%) Automotive
9 6 (0.75%) Advertising
10 5 (0.62%) Games
11 4 (0.50%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.50%) Military
12 3 (0.37%) Back Office
13 2 (0.25%) Banking
13 2 (0.25%) Legal
14 1 (0.12%) French Language
14 1 (0.12%) German Language
14 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.12%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.12%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (11.68%) .NET
2 73 (9.07%) HTML
3 41 (5.09%) ASP.NET
4 38 (4.72%) jQuery
5 33 (4.10%) CSS
6 30 (3.73%) Node.js
7 28 (3.48%) Apache Axis
8 26 (3.23%) WPF
9 25 (3.11%) STL
10 23 (2.86%) OpenGL
10 23 (2.86%) POSIX
11 21 (2.61%) Qt
12 19 (2.36%) AngularJS
12 19 (2.36%) Backbone.js
12 19 (2.36%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 19 (2.36%) HTML5
13 18 (2.24%) D3.js
14 16 (1.99%) Angular 2
14 16 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC
14 16 (1.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 390 (48.45%) Computer Science
2 133 (16.52%) Algorithms
3 47 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (4.60%) Data Structures
5 30 (3.73%) Embedded Systems
6 28 (3.48%) 3D Printing
7 26 (3.23%) User Experience
8 25 (3.11%) Mobile App
9 24 (2.98%) Greenfield Project
10 23 (2.86%) Augmented Reality
11 19 (2.36%) Device Driver
12 18 (2.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 17 (2.11%) Life Science
14 14 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.74%) Verilog
15 12 (1.49%) Client/Server
15 12 (1.49%) Robotics
16 9 (1.12%) CUDA
17 8 (0.99%) 3D Graphics
17 8 (0.99%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 318 (39.50%) Linux
2 196 (24.35%) Windows
3 58 (7.20%) Embedded Linux
4 47 (5.84%) Android
5 28 (3.48%) Apple iOS
6 19 (2.36%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 11 (1.37%) Unix
8 5 (0.62%) AIX
8 5 (0.62%) Solaris
9 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.25%) CentOS
10 2 (0.25%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.12%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 790 (98.14%) Software Engineering
2 255 (31.68%) Mathematics
3 224 (27.83%) Agile Software Development
4 186 (23.11%) Physics
5 163 (20.25%) OO
6 161 (20.00%) Multithreading
7 132 (16.40%) SDLC
8 116 (14.41%) Scrum
9 78 (9.69%) Artificial Intelligence
10 77 (9.57%) Collaborative Working
11 76 (9.44%) OOP
12 66 (8.20%) Machine Learning
13 65 (8.07%) Test Automation
14 59 (7.33%) Multithreaded Programming
15 49 (6.09%) TDD
16 41 (5.09%) Open Source
17 40 (4.97%) OOD
18 34 (4.22%) Performance Optimisation
18 34 (4.22%) Statistics
19 33 (4.10%) Computer Vision
Programming Languages
1 522 (64.84%) C++
2 373 (46.34%) C
3 286 (35.53%) Python
4 266 (33.04%) Java
5 256 (31.80%) C#
6 135 (16.77%) SQL
7 111 (13.79%) JavaScript
8 99 (12.30%) Embedded C
9 83 (10.31%) MATLAB
10 77 (9.57%) Embedded C++
11 32 (3.98%) Assembly Language
12 30 (3.73%) T-SQL
13 25 (3.11%) Perl
13 25 (3.11%) VB
14 24 (2.98%) F#
14 24 (2.98%) VB6
15 23 (2.86%) Fortran
16 14 (1.74%) Julia
16 14 (1.74%) Objective-C
16 14 (1.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 371 (46.09%) Degree
2 92 (11.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 66 (8.20%) PhD
4 26 (3.23%) MCP
4 26 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (1.74%) Numerate Degree
6 11 (1.37%) Security Cleared
7 6 (0.75%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.11%) QA
2 2 (0.25%) JTAG
System Software
1 26 (3.23%) Firmware
2 14 (1.74%) Docker
3 2 (0.25%) iptables
4 1 (0.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (0.50%) Puppet
2 3 (0.37%) Ansible
3 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.25%) Terraform
4 1 (0.12%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.12%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 52 (6.46%) Microsoft
2 35 (4.35%) Oracle
3 13 (1.61%) Dell
3 13 (1.61%) HP
3 13 (1.61%) Terracotta
4 12 (1.49%) SAP
5 7 (0.87%) Atlassian
6 5 (0.62%) Wind River
7 4 (0.50%) MathWorks
8 3 (0.37%) QNX
8 3 (0.37%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.25%) Google
9 2 (0.25%) VMware
9 2 (0.25%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.12%) Allen-Bradley
10 1 (0.12%) IBM
10 1 (0.12%) NEC