Period
to 11 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Principal Software Engineer was £66,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Principal Software Engineer
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 - 80
Rank change year-on-year - +80 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 8 0 1
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheltenham 2.15% - 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.32% - 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 1
Median annual salary £66,000 - £65,000
Gloucestershire median annual salary £66,000 £55,000 £56,250
% change year-on-year +20.00% -2.22% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham. 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
Cheltenham
Permanent vacancies in Cheltenham with a recognized job title 345 549 604
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.74% 97.86% 94.97%
Number of salaries quoted 253 406 514
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £65,000 £62,500
Gloucestershire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

Principal Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

Job postings that featured Principal Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Software Engineer in Cheltenham

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Principal Software Engineer in Cheltenham.

Salary trend for Principal Software Engineer in Cheltenham

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, Principal 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 Cheltenham region featuring Principal Software Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Java
1 8 (100.00%) OO
1 8 (100.00%) OOD
1 8 (100.00%) JIRA
1 8 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 8 (100.00%) Scrum
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 8 (100.00%) Confluence
2 7 (87.50%) Jenkins
2 7 (87.50%) Ansible
2 7 (87.50%) Docker
2 7 (87.50%) DevOps
2 7 (87.50%) Line Management
2 7 (87.50%) Mentoring
2 7 (87.50%) Technical Leadership
2 7 (87.50%) Business Development
2 7 (87.50%) Linux
3 6 (75.00%) Cyber Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Apache NiFi
4 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (12.50%) Kafka
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) CentOS
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation

Principal Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 (100.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) JIRA
2 7 (87.50%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Apache NiFi
1 1 (12.50%) Kafka
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) CentOS
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) OO
1 8 (100.00%) OOD
1 8 (100.00%) Scrum
1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (87.50%) Business Development
2 7 (87.50%) DevOps
2 7 (87.50%) Line Management
2 7 (87.50%) Mentoring
2 7 (87.50%) Technical Leadership
3 6 (75.00%) Cyber Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat