The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £46,385 in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 41 36
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 20 21 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 8.30% 4.27% 5.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.26% 4.46% 5.67%
Number of salaries quoted 20 17 19
Median salary £46,385 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.23% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £39,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,850 £67,500 £45,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cheltenham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 216 471 406
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 89.63% 95.73% 97.60%
Number of salaries quoted 173 328 330
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +10.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Cheltenham

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, 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 51 (98.08%) Software Engineering
2 41 (78.85%) Java
3 30 (57.69%) C#
4 28 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
5 26 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 25 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (48.08%) C++
7 20 (38.46%) Linux
8 16 (30.77%) Reverse Engineering
8 16 (30.77%) Big Data
9 14 (26.92%) C
10 12 (23.08%) JavaScript
10 12 (23.08%) DV Cleared
11 11 (21.15%) Web Services
11 11 (21.15%) Python
12 10 (19.23%) TDD
12 10 (19.23%) Ethical Hacking
12 10 (19.23%) WebSphere
12 10 (19.23%) Java SE
12 10 (19.23%) MongoDB
13 9 (17.31%) Unit Testing
13 9 (17.31%) CSS
13 9 (17.31%) OO
13 9 (17.31%) HTML
13 9 (17.31%) SQL
14 8 (15.38%) .NET
14 8 (15.38%) HTML5
14 8 (15.38%) CSS3
14 8 (15.38%) SDLC
15 7 (13.46%) Threat Detection

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 10 (19.23%) WebSphere
2 6 (11.54%) JBoss
2 6 (11.54%) WebLogic
3 4 (7.69%) IIS
3 4 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.77%) Apache Pig
4 3 (5.77%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.85%) Apache Spark
5 2 (3.85%) Confluence
6 1 (1.92%) Apache
6 1 (1.92%) Mule
6 1 (1.92%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) GitHub
2 2 (3.85%) SaaS
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (1.92%) LAN
3 1 (1.92%) RS-232
3 1 (1.92%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.77%) Big Data
2 10 (19.23%) MongoDB
3 7 (13.46%) Data Mining
3 7 (13.46%) MySQL
3 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
4 6 (11.54%) Hadoop
4 6 (11.54%) NoSQL
4 6 (11.54%) OrientDB
5 4 (7.69%) Apache Hive
5 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (5.77%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Subversion
1 6 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.69%) Eclipse
2 4 (7.69%) Maven
3 2 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (3.85%) Bitbucket
3 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.85%) JIRA
3 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.92%) EasyMock
4 1 (1.92%) JUnit
4 1 (1.92%) Selenium
4 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) Web Services
2 10 (19.23%) Java SE
3 9 (17.31%) CSS
3 9 (17.31%) HTML
4 8 (15.38%) .NET
4 8 (15.38%) CSS3
4 8 (15.38%) HTML5
5 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET
5 7 (13.46%) J2EE
5 7 (13.46%) Spring
6 6 (11.54%) Hibernate
6 6 (11.54%) REST
6 6 (11.54%) RESTful
7 5 (9.62%) .NET Framework
7 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (9.62%) SOAP
8 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (7.69%) EJB
8 4 (7.69%) Java EE
8 4 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Algorithms
2 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.54%) Cyber Defence
3 4 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 4 (7.69%) User Experience
4 3 (5.77%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.85%) Cybercrime
5 2 (3.85%) Wiki
6 1 (1.92%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.92%) Fintech
6 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (38.46%) Linux
2 6 (11.54%) AIX
2 6 (11.54%) Unix
2 6 (11.54%) Windows
3 5 (9.62%) FreeBSD
3 5 (9.62%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.85%) Android
4 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (98.08%) Software Engineering
2 28 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (30.77%) Reverse Engineering
5 10 (19.23%) Ethical Hacking
5 10 (19.23%) TDD
6 9 (17.31%) OO
6 9 (17.31%) Unit Testing
7 8 (15.38%) SDLC
8 7 (13.46%) Threat Detection
9 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (11.54%) OOD
9 6 (11.54%) Translating Business Requirements
10 5 (9.62%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (9.62%) MVC
10 5 (9.62%) Test Scripting
11 4 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
11 4 (7.69%) Customer Insight
11 4 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 4 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 41 (78.85%) Java
2 30 (57.69%) C#
3 25 (48.08%) C++
4 14 (26.92%) C
5 12 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 11 (21.15%) Python
7 9 (17.31%) SQL
8 5 (9.62%) Perl
8 5 (9.62%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.85%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.92%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.92%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.92%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.92%) PHP
10 1 (1.92%) Scala
10 1 (1.92%) VB
10 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (23.08%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) CCNA
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.85%) CISSP
3 2 (3.85%) GIAC
3 2 (3.85%) Linux+ Certification
3 2 (3.85%) MCSE
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.85%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (3.85%) SANS
3 2 (3.85%) SSCP
4 1 (1.92%) Degree
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 4 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.85%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.92%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Oracle
2 4 (7.69%) IBM
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.92%) Freescale