Period
to 13 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

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

Software Developer
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 36 55
Rank change year-on-year +9 +19 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 31 36 25
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheltenham 8.45% 6.34% 3.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.09% 6.47% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 16 26 21
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £35,000 £28,125 £33,564
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £53,750
Gloucestershire median annual salary £47,500 £46,250 £43,750
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +2.94%

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 341 556 612
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.92% 97.89% 95.03%
Number of salaries quoted 254 413 520
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 £22,725
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%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Cheltenham

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Cheltenham

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Developer in Cheltenham over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Cheltenham

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

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, Software Developer 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 23 (74.19%) Java
2 22 (70.97%) Python
3 21 (67.74%) C#
3 21 (67.74%) C++
4 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (58.06%) Security Cleared
6 17 (54.84%) DV Cleared
6 17 (54.84%) JavaScript
7 12 (38.71%) DevOps
8 9 (29.03%) Jenkins
8 9 (29.03%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (25.81%) Node.js
9 8 (25.81%) Machine Learning
9 8 (25.81%) .NET
9 8 (25.81%) MySQL
9 8 (25.81%) Oracle
9 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
10 7 (22.58%) Selenium
10 7 (22.58%) Eclipse
10 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
10 7 (22.58%) JBoss
10 7 (22.58%) Gherkin
10 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
10 7 (22.58%) MongoDB
10 7 (22.58%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
11 6 (19.35%) Artificial Intelligence
12 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (16.13%) Linux
12 5 (16.13%) MVC

Software Developer 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 7 (22.58%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) AWS
1 3 (9.68%) Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) MySQL
2 7 (22.58%) MongoDB
3 4 (12.90%) Big Data
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Jenkins
2 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
2 7 (22.58%) Eclipse
2 7 (22.58%) Selenium
3 3 (9.68%) JIRA
4 2 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (6.45%) Bitbucket
4 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.45%) JIRA Agile
General
1 3 (9.68%) Electronics
2 2 (6.45%) Legal
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) .NET
1 8 (25.81%) Node.js
2 7 (22.58%) Gherkin
3 4 (12.90%) HTML
4 3 (9.68%) .NET Core
4 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
4 3 (9.68%) Apache NiFi
4 3 (9.68%) CSS
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.45%) jQuery
5 2 (6.45%) JSON
5 2 (6.45%) RESTful
5 2 (6.45%) WinForms
5 2 (6.45%) XML
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.23%) HTML5
6 1 (3.23%) Spring
6 1 (3.23%) Spring Boot
6 1 (3.23%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) DevOps
3 8 (25.81%) Machine Learning
4 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
4 7 (22.58%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (19.35%) Artificial Intelligence
6 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (16.13%) MVC
7 4 (12.90%) Data Science
7 4 (12.90%) Open Source
8 3 (9.68%) Data Protection
8 3 (9.68%) Microservices
8 3 (9.68%) Refactoring
8 3 (9.68%) SDLC
8 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
8 3 (9.68%) SOLID
9 2 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
10 1 (3.23%) Computer Vision
Programming Languages
1 23 (74.19%) Java
2 22 (70.97%) Python
3 21 (67.74%) C#
3 21 (67.74%) C++
4 17 (54.84%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.90%) C
5 4 (12.90%) SQL
6 1 (3.23%) Go
6 1 (3.23%) Java 8
6 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (58.06%) Security Cleared
2 17 (54.84%) DV Cleared
3 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Atlassian