Period
to 21 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 11 23
Rank change year-on-year -13 +12 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 319 699 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 9.34% 18.54% 9.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.69% 19.02% 9.57%
Number of salaries quoted 265 568 265
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +16.28%
10th Percentile £33,150 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £72,500
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% -

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 3,292 3,676 3,438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 97.51% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2,301 2,864 2,865
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,139 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.31% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -6 276 £52,500 +5.00% 142
Peterborough -39 28 £50,000 -0.99% 5
Ely +5 2 £47,500 -
Huntingdon - 1 £38,500 -
Software Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 294 (92.16%) Software Engineering
2 175 (54.86%) C++
3 149 (46.71%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (44.83%) Java
5 131 (41.07%) Python
6 114 (35.74%) C#
7 105 (32.92%) JavaScript
8 95 (29.78%) Linux
9 82 (25.71%) C
10 67 (21.00%) Computer Science
11 66 (20.69%) Mathematics
12 65 (20.38%) Scrum
13 63 (19.75%) SQL
13 63 (19.75%) Degree
14 59 (18.50%) .NET
14 59 (18.50%) Machine Learning
15 57 (17.87%) Multithreading
16 51 (15.99%) Test Automation
17 50 (15.67%) Microsoft Azure
17 50 (15.67%) Algorithms
18 49 (15.36%) OO
18 49 (15.36%) Artificial Intelligence
19 48 (15.05%) Amazon AWS
20 45 (14.11%) PhD
21 43 (13.48%) Windows
21 43 (13.48%) HTML
22 42 (13.17%) Docker
23 41 (12.85%) TDD
24 35 (10.97%) NoSQL
24 35 (10.97%) Data Structures

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 23 (7.21%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (2.19%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (2.19%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.88%) Apache
4 3 (0.94%) IIS
4 3 (0.94%) WordPress
5 2 (0.63%) Kentico
6 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.31%) CMS
6 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 50 (15.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (15.05%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (7.21%) GitHub
4 18 (5.64%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (2.51%) Firebase
5 8 (2.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.57%) SaaS
7 3 (0.94%) Slack
7 3 (0.94%) Trello
8 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.63%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.63%) npm
8 2 (0.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.27%) Wireless
2 14 (4.39%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.51%) HTTP
3 8 (2.51%) Internet
4 5 (1.57%) 802.11
5 4 (1.25%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.94%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.63%) 5G
7 2 (0.63%) SNMP
7 2 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.31%) SMS
8 1 (0.31%) WAN
8 1 (0.31%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.97%) NoSQL
2 32 (10.03%) SQL Server
3 22 (6.90%) MongoDB
4 16 (5.02%) Big Data
5 14 (4.39%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (3.45%) HBase
6 11 (3.45%) MySQL
6 11 (3.45%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.88%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.94%) Redis
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (8.15%) Visual Studio
2 25 (7.84%) Git (software)
3 15 (4.70%) JIRA
4 14 (4.39%) ReSharper
5 13 (4.08%) Jenkins
5 13 (4.08%) TeamCity
6 10 (3.13%) NUnit
7 8 (2.51%) Vagrant
7 8 (2.51%) webpack
8 7 (2.19%) Maven
8 7 (2.19%) NCrunch
8 7 (2.19%) Selenium
9 5 (1.57%) gulp
10 3 (0.94%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.94%) Protractor
10 3 (0.94%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.94%) Subversion
11 2 (0.63%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.63%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (8.15%) Finance
2 22 (6.90%) Games
3 21 (6.58%) Automotive
4 13 (4.08%) Aerospace
5 12 (3.76%) Publishing
6 11 (3.45%) Electronics
7 9 (2.82%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.88%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.57%) Marketing
10 2 (0.63%) Military
10 2 (0.63%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.31%) Advertising
11 1 (0.31%) French Language
11 1 (0.31%) German Language
11 1 (0.31%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.31%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.31%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.31%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (18.50%) .NET
2 43 (13.48%) HTML
3 35 (10.97%) AngularJS
4 32 (10.03%) Node.js
5 31 (9.72%) CSS
6 30 (9.40%) Web Services
7 23 (7.21%) REST
8 22 (6.90%) jQuery
9 20 (6.27%) TensorFlow
10 19 (5.96%) JSON
11 18 (5.64%) Natural Language Processing
12 15 (4.70%) Angular 2
12 15 (4.70%) ASP.NET
12 15 (4.70%) RESTful
13 14 (4.39%) HTML5
14 13 (4.08%) Spring
15 9 (2.82%) .NET Framework
16 8 (2.51%) Ajax
16 8 (2.51%) React
16 8 (2.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (21.00%) Computer Science
2 50 (15.67%) Algorithms
3 35 (10.97%) Data Structures
4 23 (7.21%) User Experience
5 17 (5.33%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (3.76%) Robotics
8 12 (3.76%) Smart City
9 11 (3.45%) Device Driver
10 10 (3.13%) Virtual Team
11 8 (2.51%) Internet of Things
12 7 (2.19%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (1.25%) NHS
14 3 (0.94%) Analytical Mindset
14 3 (0.94%) Biotechnology
14 3 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
14 3 (0.94%) N-Tier
15 2 (0.63%) 3D Printing
15 2 (0.63%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 95 (29.78%) Linux
2 43 (13.48%) Windows
3 15 (4.70%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (2.51%) Android
5 3 (0.94%) CentOS
6 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.31%) Debian
7 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (92.16%) Software Engineering
2 149 (46.71%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (20.69%) Mathematics
4 65 (20.38%) Scrum
5 59 (18.50%) Machine Learning
6 57 (17.87%) Multithreading
7 51 (15.99%) Test Automation
8 49 (15.36%) Artificial Intelligence
8 49 (15.36%) OO
9 41 (12.85%) TDD
10 34 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (10.03%) OOP
11 32 (10.03%) Physics
12 27 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
13 26 (8.15%) Continuous Delivery
13 26 (8.15%) Unit Testing
14 20 (6.27%) Distributed Algorithms
15 18 (5.64%) Open Source
16 17 (5.33%) Bayesian Methods
16 17 (5.33%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 175 (54.86%) C++
2 143 (44.83%) Java
3 131 (41.07%) Python
4 114 (35.74%) C#
5 105 (32.92%) JavaScript
6 82 (25.71%) C
7 63 (19.75%) SQL
8 12 (3.76%) PHP
8 12 (3.76%) Ruby
8 12 (3.76%) T-SQL
9 11 (3.45%) Embedded C++
10 10 (3.13%) TypeScript
11 9 (2.82%) Embedded C
11 9 (2.82%) Scala
12 8 (2.51%) Kotlin
12 8 (2.51%) VB
13 7 (2.19%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.88%) Java 8
15 5 (1.57%) Assembly Language
15 5 (1.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 63 (19.75%) Degree
2 45 (14.11%) PhD
3 31 (9.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (5.33%) MPhil
5 6 (1.88%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.13%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) IEC 62304
2 2 (0.63%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 42 (13.17%) Docker
2 3 (0.94%) Firmware
3 1 (0.31%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (4.39%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.45%) Ansible
3 2 (0.63%) Puppet
3 2 (0.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (5.02%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.13%) Oracle
3 9 (2.82%) Google
4 5 (1.57%) Apple
5 4 (1.25%) WorldPay
5 4 (1.25%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.63%) VMware
7 1 (0.31%) Intel
7 1 (0.31%) Perforce
7 1 (0.31%) QNX
7 1 (0.31%) Red Hat