Period
to 8 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

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
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 23 17
Rank change year-on-year -10 -6 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 31 56 77
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheltenham 8.01% 9.91% 12.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.66% 10.11% 12.85%
Number of salaries quoted 28 38 49
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £32,125 £32,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £69,000 £61,250 £56,250
Gloucestershire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +13.58%

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 358 554 599
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.51% 98.05% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 264 409 515
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 £21,900
90th Percentile £79,625 £65,000 £62,500
Gloucestershire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Cheltenham

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Cheltenham

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in Cheltenham over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Cheltenham

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

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 30 (96.77%) Software Engineering
2 24 (77.42%) Java
3 20 (64.52%) Security Cleared
4 19 (61.29%) DV Cleared
5 18 (58.06%) DevOps
6 17 (54.84%) OO
6 17 (54.84%) OOD
7 16 (51.61%) C
7 16 (51.61%) Scrum
7 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (51.61%) JIRA
7 16 (51.61%) Confluence
7 16 (51.61%) Jenkins
7 16 (51.61%) Ansible
7 16 (51.61%) Docker
7 16 (51.61%) Mentoring
8 15 (48.39%) Linux
9 14 (45.16%) Business Development
9 14 (45.16%) Line Management
9 14 (45.16%) Technical Leadership
10 13 (41.94%) C++
10 13 (41.94%) Python
11 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
12 7 (22.58%) Open Source
12 7 (22.58%) Cybersecurity
12 7 (22.58%) Kafka
12 7 (22.58%) CentOS
12 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (22.58%) Red Hat
12 7 (22.58%) Apache NiFi

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 16 (51.61%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Azure
1 1 (3.23%) PaaS
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (3.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (51.61%) Jenkins
1 16 (51.61%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) IDA Disassembler
2 1 (3.23%) JUnit
General
1 2 (6.45%) Games
1 2 (6.45%) Military
2 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.23%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) Apache NiFi
1 7 (22.58%) Kafka
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.23%) TMS320
2 1 (3.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Linux
2 7 (22.58%) CentOS
2 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (96.77%) Software Engineering
2 18 (58.06%) DevOps
3 17 (54.84%) OO
3 17 (54.84%) OOD
4 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (51.61%) Mentoring
4 16 (51.61%) Scrum
5 14 (45.16%) Business Development
5 14 (45.16%) Line Management
5 14 (45.16%) Technical Leadership
6 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
7 7 (22.58%) Cyber Intelligence
7 7 (22.58%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (22.58%) Open Source
8 3 (9.68%) Machine Learning
9 2 (6.45%) Artificial Intelligence
9 2 (6.45%) Data Science
10 1 (3.23%) Microservices
10 1 (3.23%) SDET
10 1 (3.23%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 24 (77.42%) Java
2 16 (51.61%) C
3 13 (41.94%) C++
3 13 (41.94%) Python
4 2 (6.45%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) SQL
5 1 (3.23%) Embedded C
5 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++
5 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) Security Cleared
2 19 (61.29%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 16 (51.61%) Docker
2 1 (3.23%) VirtualBox
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (51.61%) Ansible
2 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.23%) VMware