Period
to 20 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 17 35
Rank change year-on-year +5 +18 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 638 501 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 15.07% 13.94% 6.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.68% 14.47% 7.04%
Number of salaries quoted 431 357 244
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,600 £32,800
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +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 4,070 3,463 3,906
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.13% 96.38% 97.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2,677 2,642 3,159
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +3 591 £52,500 +16.67% 107
Peterborough -24 22 £40,000 - 6
Ely +5 3 £40,000 -15.79%
St Neots - 3 £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 20 June 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.

1 609 (95.45%) Software Engineering
2 409 (64.11%) C++
3 302 (47.34%) C
4 297 (46.55%) Python
5 273 (42.79%) Linux
6 218 (34.17%) Computer Science
7 216 (33.86%) Mathematics
8 196 (30.72%) Java
9 192 (30.09%) Degree
10 174 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
11 167 (26.18%) C#
12 146 (22.88%) Physics
13 129 (20.22%) Windows
14 120 (18.81%) JavaScript
15 116 (18.18%) Machine Learning
16 105 (16.46%) Algorithms
17 103 (16.14%) Multithreading
18 100 (15.67%) Scrum
19 96 (15.05%) Artificial Intelligence
20 92 (14.42%) .NET
21 85 (13.32%) Embedded C
22 80 (12.54%) SQL
23 76 (11.91%) Embedded C++
24 73 (11.44%) OO
25 71 (11.13%) PhD
26 61 (9.56%) Electronics
26 61 (9.56%) Test Automation
27 59 (9.25%) Image Processing
27 59 (9.25%) Computer Vision
28 58 (9.09%) 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 15 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (0.94%) OpenStack
3 5 (0.78%) Apache
3 5 (0.78%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.31%) Kentico
5 1 (0.16%) CMS
5 1 (0.16%) IIS
5 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 38 (5.96%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (5.02%) GitHub
4 19 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.47%) SaaS
7 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.31%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.70%) Wireless
2 29 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 27 (4.23%) Internet
4 11 (1.72%) Bluetooth
4 11 (1.72%) HTTP
5 8 (1.25%) SNMP
5 8 (1.25%) WAN
6 7 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.78%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.31%) 5G
8 2 (0.31%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.31%) SAN
9 1 (0.16%) 802.11
9 1 (0.16%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.16%) NAS
9 1 (0.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.70%) NoSQL
3 22 (3.45%) Big Data
4 18 (2.82%) MongoDB
5 11 (1.72%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.41%) HBase
7 8 (1.25%) MySQL
8 6 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.78%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.31%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.31%) HDInsight
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.16%) Redis
11 1 (0.16%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 41 (6.43%) JIRA
2 38 (5.96%) Git (software)
3 36 (5.64%) Visual Studio
4 21 (3.29%) ReSharper
5 14 (2.19%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.57%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.25%) Selenium
8 7 (1.10%) Vagrant
9 6 (0.94%) NUnit
9 6 (0.94%) webpack
10 5 (0.78%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.78%) NCrunch
11 4 (0.63%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.47%) Capybara
12 3 (0.47%) Maven
12 3 (0.47%) Subversion
12 3 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.47%) WebDriver
13 2 (0.31%) CMake
General
1 61 (9.56%) Electronics
2 34 (5.33%) Finance
3 18 (2.82%) Automotive
4 16 (2.51%) Aerospace
5 14 (2.19%) Games
5 14 (2.19%) Multimedia
5 14 (2.19%) Retail
5 14 (2.19%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.25%) Marketing
8 7 (1.10%) Advertising
9 2 (0.31%) Banking
9 2 (0.31%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (14.42%) .NET
2 58 (9.09%) HTML
3 36 (5.64%) CSS
4 35 (5.49%) AngularJS
5 34 (5.33%) Web Services
6 32 (5.02%) .NET Framework
6 32 (5.02%) OpenGL
7 25 (3.92%) Node.js
8 22 (3.45%) RESTful
9 20 (3.13%) STL
10 19 (2.98%) jQuery
10 19 (2.98%) TensorFlow
11 18 (2.82%) Angular 2
11 18 (2.82%) REST
12 14 (2.19%) ASP.NET
12 14 (2.19%) Natural Language Processing
13 12 (1.88%) React
13 12 (1.88%) WPF
14 10 (1.57%) JSON
15 9 (1.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 218 (34.17%) Computer Science
2 105 (16.46%) Algorithms
3 26 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (3.76%) User Experience
5 19 (2.98%) CUDA
5 19 (2.98%) Data Structures
6 18 (2.82%) Life Science
7 17 (2.66%) Embedded Systems
8 15 (2.35%) Augmented Reality
9 14 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (1.72%) Robotics
11 10 (1.57%) Internet of Things
12 8 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (1.10%) Device Driver
14 6 (0.94%) Smart Energy
15 4 (0.63%) Smart Home
16 2 (0.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 2 (0.31%) Home Automation
17 1 (0.16%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 273 (42.79%) Linux
2 129 (20.22%) Windows
3 33 (5.17%) Embedded Linux
4 19 (2.98%) Android
5 12 (1.88%) Unix
6 9 (1.41%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.31%) CentOS
7 2 (0.31%) FreeRTOS
7 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.31%) Nucleus RTOS
7 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.16%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 609 (95.45%) Software Engineering
2 216 (33.86%) Mathematics
3 174 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (22.88%) Physics
5 116 (18.18%) Machine Learning
6 103 (16.14%) Multithreading
7 100 (15.67%) Scrum
8 96 (15.05%) Artificial Intelligence
9 73 (11.44%) OO
10 61 (9.56%) Test Automation
11 59 (9.25%) Computer Vision
11 59 (9.25%) Image Processing
12 58 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
13 44 (6.90%) Video Processing
14 42 (6.58%) TDD
15 40 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
16 39 (6.11%) SDLC
17 37 (5.80%) Data Science
18 36 (5.64%) Kanban
19 32 (5.02%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 409 (64.11%) C++
2 302 (47.34%) C
3 297 (46.55%) Python
4 196 (30.72%) Java
5 167 (26.18%) C#
6 120 (18.81%) JavaScript
7 85 (13.32%) Embedded C
8 80 (12.54%) SQL
9 76 (11.91%) Embedded C++
10 53 (8.31%) MATLAB
11 32 (5.02%) PHP
11 32 (5.02%) T-SQL
12 21 (3.29%) Assembly Language
13 14 (2.19%) VB
14 11 (1.72%) Ruby
15 8 (1.25%) Scala
16 6 (0.94%) VC++
17 4 (0.63%) Go
18 2 (0.31%) Julia
18 2 (0.31%) Perl
Qualifications
1 192 (30.09%) Degree
2 71 (11.13%) PhD
3 41 (6.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (2.51%) Security Cleared
5 13 (2.04%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.88%) QA
System Software
1 32 (5.02%) Docker
2 16 (2.51%) Firmware
3 2 (0.31%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 2 (0.31%) LXC
3 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.16%) Xen
4 1 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (0.78%) Ansible
2 1 (0.16%) Puppet
2 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (3.61%) Oracle
2 19 (2.98%) WorldPay
3 16 (2.51%) Dell
3 16 (2.51%) HP
4 6 (0.94%) Xamarin
5 5 (0.78%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.47%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.31%) Apple
7 2 (0.31%) Intel
8 1 (0.16%) Citrix
8 1 (0.16%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.16%) Google
8 1 (0.16%) SAP
8 1 (0.16%) VMware