Period
to 25 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 30 47
Rank change year-on-year -5 +17 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 47 66 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 10.44% 7.39% 5.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.08% 7.63% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 45 57 32
Cheltenham median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% +50.79% -10.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £56,600 £66,250 £53,375
Gloucestershire median annual salary £40,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +12.50% -

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 424 865 709
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 94.22% 96.86% 97.66%
Number of salaries quoted 348 648 610
Cheltenham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £28,500 £23,975
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £61,250
Gloucestershire median annual salary £41,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.76% +6.25% +5.26%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 46 (97.87%) Software Engineering
2 36 (76.60%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (65.96%) Java
4 24 (51.06%) C#
5 19 (40.43%) TDD
5 19 (40.43%) Spring
6 17 (36.17%) Linux
7 15 (31.91%) MongoDB
8 14 (29.79%) .NET
8 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
8 14 (29.79%) JIRA
8 14 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (27.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (27.66%) Amazon AWS
9 13 (27.66%) Tomcat
9 13 (27.66%) Scrum
10 12 (25.53%) MySQL
10 12 (25.53%) C++
10 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET
10 12 (25.53%) Hibernate
10 12 (25.53%) WebSphere
11 11 (23.40%) Confluence
11 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
11 11 (23.40%) PowerShell
11 11 (23.40%) SOAP
11 11 (23.40%) Windows
11 11 (23.40%) Oracle
12 10 (21.28%) Apache
12 10 (21.28%) Python
12 10 (21.28%) Eclipse

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 13 (27.66%) Tomcat
2 12 (25.53%) WebSphere
3 11 (23.40%) Confluence
4 10 (21.28%) Apache
4 10 (21.28%) Mule ESB
5 8 (17.02%) Mule
5 8 (17.02%) WebLogic
6 6 (12.77%) Anypoint
6 6 (12.77%) GlassFish
7 4 (8.51%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (8.51%) IIS
8 3 (6.38%) Apache Spark
9 2 (4.26%) Apache Pig
9 2 (4.26%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 13 (27.66%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.77%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (10.64%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (10.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 5 (10.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (31.91%) MongoDB
2 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
3 12 (25.53%) MySQL
4 6 (12.77%) Big Data
4 6 (12.77%) Hadoop
4 6 (12.77%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (10.64%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (10.64%) Apache Hive
6 4 (8.51%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (4.26%) Data Mining
7 2 (4.26%) OrientDB
8 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) JIRA
2 13 (27.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (21.28%) Eclipse
3 10 (21.28%) Maven
4 9 (19.15%) JUnit
5 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
5 6 (12.77%) Gradle
5 6 (12.77%) SoapUI
6 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
6 4 (8.51%) EasyMock
6 4 (8.51%) Subversion
6 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.13%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.13%) Selenium
7 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (40.43%) Spring
2 14 (29.79%) .NET
3 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET
3 12 (25.53%) Hibernate
4 11 (23.40%) SOAP
5 10 (21.28%) REST
6 9 (19.15%) J2EE
7 8 (17.02%) CSS
8 7 (14.89%) HTML
8 7 (14.89%) Web Services
9 6 (12.77%) .NET Framework
9 6 (12.77%) JSON
9 6 (12.77%) XML
9 6 (12.77%) XSD
9 6 (12.77%) XSLT
10 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (10.64%) EJB
10 5 (10.64%) Java SE
10 5 (10.64%) RESTful
11 4 (8.51%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (8.51%) Mainframe
2 4 (8.51%) User Experience
3 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.26%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (4.26%) Fintech
4 2 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.17%) Linux
2 11 (23.40%) Windows
3 8 (17.02%) Windows Server
3 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.38%) FreeBSD
4 3 (6.38%) Mac OS X
5 2 (4.26%) AIX
5 2 (4.26%) Unix
6 1 (2.13%) CentOS
6 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (97.87%) Software Engineering
2 36 (76.60%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (40.43%) TDD
4 14 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (27.66%) Scrum
6 10 (21.28%) Continuous Deployment
6 10 (21.28%) DevOps
7 9 (19.15%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (19.15%) Release Management
7 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
7 9 (19.15%) User Stories
8 8 (17.02%) BDD
8 8 (17.02%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (14.89%) Reverse Engineering
9 7 (14.89%) Software Delivery
9 7 (14.89%) Unit Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 6 (12.77%) MVC
11 4 (8.51%) API Design
11 4 (8.51%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 31 (65.96%) Java
2 24 (51.06%) C#
3 12 (25.53%) C++
4 11 (23.40%) PowerShell
5 10 (21.28%) Python
6 9 (19.15%) C
6 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
7 8 (17.02%) SQL
8 6 (12.77%) Groovy
8 6 (12.77%) XPath
9 3 (6.38%) Perl
10 2 (4.26%) Scala
11 1 (2.13%) PHP
11 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.02%) Degree
3 7 (14.89%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) CITP
5 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 4 (8.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.26%) DO-178B
3 1 (2.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Oracle
2 10 (21.28%) IBM
3 6 (12.77%) Atlassian
4 4 (8.51%) MuleSoft
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.13%) Red Hat