Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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

Software Engineer
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 21 33
Rank change year-on-year -19 +12 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 33 93 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 6.64% 12.43% 7.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.86% 12.85% 7.62%
Number of salaries quoted 31 83 40
Cheltenham median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £66,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -24.53% +65.63%
10th Percentile £25,000 £32,750 £30,950
90th Percentile £57,000 £67,500 £82,500
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £49,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -8.16% +15.29% +6.25%

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 481 724 669
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.78% 96.79% 93.83%
Number of salaries quoted 414 629 501
Cheltenham median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £59,625 £65,000 £65,000
Gloucestershire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +1.22% +2.50%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Cheltenham

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Cheltenham.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Cheltenham

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Cheltenham over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Cheltenham

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Cheltenham region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (96.97%) Software Engineering
2 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (51.52%) Java
4 13 (39.39%) C++
5 12 (36.36%) C
6 11 (33.33%) Linux
6 11 (33.33%) Python
7 9 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (27.27%) Spring
7 9 (27.27%) C#
8 8 (24.24%) Apache
8 8 (24.24%) Scrum
8 8 (24.24%) Degree
8 8 (24.24%) JIRA
8 8 (24.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
9 7 (21.21%) Java EE
9 7 (21.21%) Big Data
10 6 (18.18%) DV Cleared
10 6 (18.18%) OO
10 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
10 6 (18.18%) .NET
11 5 (15.15%) SQL
11 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
11 5 (15.15%) Oracle
11 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
11 5 (15.15%) TDD
11 5 (15.15%) EasyMock
11 5 (15.15%) MongoDB
11 5 (15.15%) Bitbucket

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 (24.24%) Apache
2 4 (12.12%) Confluence
2 4 (12.12%) Mule
2 4 (12.12%) Mule ESB
3 3 (9.09%) Anypoint
3 3 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 3 (9.09%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.06%) Apache Pig
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) Office 365
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Firewall
1 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
2 1 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) Big Data
2 5 (15.15%) MongoDB
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.09%) Apache Hive
3 3 (9.09%) Data Mining
3 3 (9.09%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (3.03%) MySQL
4 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 8 (24.24%) JIRA
2 5 (15.15%) Bitbucket
2 5 (15.15%) EasyMock
3 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
3 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
3 4 (12.12%) JUnit
4 3 (9.09%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.03%) CodeSonar
5 1 (3.03%) git-flow
5 1 (3.03%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (3.03%) OllyDbg
5 1 (3.03%) Robot Framework
5 1 (3.03%) Selenium
5 1 (3.03%) WinDbg
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Games
3 1 (3.03%) Avionics
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) Spring
2 7 (21.21%) Java EE
3 6 (18.18%) .NET
4 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
5 4 (12.12%) CSS
5 4 (12.12%) EJB
5 4 (12.12%) Hibernate
5 4 (12.12%) JSF
5 4 (12.12%) REST
5 4 (12.12%) SOAP
6 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (9.09%) J2EE
6 3 (9.09%) LESS
7 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
7 2 (6.06%) HTML
7 2 (6.06%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (6.06%) Node.js
7 2 (6.06%) STL
8 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
1 4 (12.12%) Embedded Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Wiki
2 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.03%) Blog
2 1 (3.03%) Cybercrime
2 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) CentOS
2 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Windows
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.06%) Android
4 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.03%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (96.97%) Software Engineering
2 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (24.24%) Scrum
4 6 (18.18%) OO
5 5 (15.15%) DevOps
5 5 (15.15%) TDD
6 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
6 4 (12.12%) ITIL
6 4 (12.12%) OOD
6 4 (12.12%) Open Source
6 4 (12.12%) Quality Management
6 4 (12.12%) Release Management
6 4 (12.12%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (12.12%) Risk Management
6 4 (12.12%) SDLC
6 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
6 4 (12.12%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (12.12%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (12.12%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) Java
2 13 (39.39%) C++
3 12 (36.36%) C
4 11 (33.33%) Python
5 9 (27.27%) C#
6 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 5 (15.15%) SQL
8 3 (9.09%) Assembly Language
8 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
9 2 (6.06%) Objective-C
10 1 (3.03%) Ada
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Degree
1 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.18%) DV Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) CITP
4 3 (9.09%) Master's Degree
5 1 (3.03%) CCNA
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.03%) CISSP
5 1 (3.03%) GIAC
5 1 (3.03%) Linux+ Certification
5 1 (3.03%) MCSE
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.03%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (3.03%) SANS
5 1 (3.03%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) Snort
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) CloudHub
1 1 (3.03%) Puppet
1 1 (3.03%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
3 3 (9.09%) IBM
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) MuleSoft