The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 59 70 59
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 43 57 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.35% 3.09% 3.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.50% 3.21% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 42 54 56
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Developer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1230 1776 1522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.79% 96.36% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1075 1439 1161
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,350 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Cheshire region.

Software Developer Salary Trend in Cheshire

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Software Developer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +14 13 £36,250 +11.53% 3
Macclesfield +4 11 £42,500 +4.29% 1
Knutsford - 9 £42,500 - 1
Wilmslow +9 2 £40,000 +6.66%
Chester +5 2 £37,500 +50.00% 5
Alderley Edge - 2 £26,500 -
Crewe +7 1 £35,000 -8.49%
Northwich -4 1 £42,500 +41.66%
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title.

1 53 (72.60%) .NET
2 52 (71.23%) C#
3 51 (69.86%) SQL Server
4 41 (56.16%) ASP.NET
5 39 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (41.10%) JavaScript
7 28 (38.36%) HTML
8 22 (30.14%) .NET Framework
9 19 (26.03%) PHP
9 19 (26.03%) SQL
10 18 (24.66%) Java
11 17 (23.29%) Visual Studio
12 16 (21.92%) CSS
13 15 (20.55%) Spring
14 14 (19.18%) QA
15 13 (17.81%) Git (software)
15 13 (17.81%) Web Services
15 13 (17.81%) MySQL
16 12 (16.44%) Banking
16 12 (16.44%) SDLC
17 11 (15.07%) Unit Testing
17 11 (15.07%) PHP 5
17 11 (15.07%) JIRA
17 11 (15.07%) Subversion
17 11 (15.07%) Telecoms
17 11 (15.07%) C
17 11 (15.07%) Windows
18 10 (13.70%) Linux
18 10 (13.70%) J2EE
19 9 (12.33%) Finance

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.37%) Apache
2 1 (1.37%) JBoss
2 1 (1.37%) Node.js
2 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Sage CRM
1 1 (1.37%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (69.86%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.81%) MySQL
3 6 (8.22%) DB2
4 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.74%) Big Data
5 2 (2.74%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (23.29%) Visual Studio
2 13 (17.81%) Git (software)
3 11 (15.07%) JIRA
3 11 (15.07%) Subversion
4 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (2.74%) GitLab
7 2 (2.74%) Maven
8 1 (1.37%) Ant
8 1 (1.37%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.37%) ClearCase
8 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.37%) Gradle
8 1 (1.37%) Hudson
8 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.37%) Selenium
8 1 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (16.44%) Banking
2 11 (15.07%) Telecoms
3 9 (12.33%) Finance
4 5 (6.85%) Retail
5 3 (4.11%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (72.60%) .NET
2 41 (56.16%) ASP.NET
3 28 (38.36%) HTML
4 22 (30.14%) .NET Framework
5 16 (21.92%) CSS
6 15 (20.55%) Spring
7 13 (17.81%) Web Services
8 10 (13.70%) J2EE
9 8 (10.96%) jQuery
10 7 (9.59%) WPF
11 6 (8.22%) EJB
11 6 (8.22%) Hibernate
11 6 (8.22%) HTML5
11 6 (8.22%) JSP
11 6 (8.22%) REST
11 6 (8.22%) Servlets
11 6 (8.22%) XML
12 5 (6.85%) J2SE
12 5 (6.85%) JSON
13 4 (5.48%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.85%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.11%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.11%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.74%) iPad
6 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.07%) Windows
2 10 (13.70%) Linux
3 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.11%) Ubuntu
3 3 (4.11%) Unix
4 2 (2.74%) Android
5 1 (1.37%) CentOS
5 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (16.44%) SDLC
3 11 (15.07%) Unit Testing
4 9 (12.33%) Process Improvement
4 9 (12.33%) Software Engineering
5 8 (10.96%) MVC
6 7 (9.59%) OO
7 6 (8.22%) TDD
8 5 (6.85%) Content Management
8 5 (6.85%) DevOps
8 5 (6.85%) Information Management
8 5 (6.85%) Open Source
8 5 (6.85%) Project Management
9 4 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.48%) E-Commerce
9 4 (5.48%) Mentoring
10 3 (4.11%) Microservices
10 3 (4.11%) Software Architecture
10 3 (4.11%) Software Testing
10 3 (4.11%) Web Usability
Programming Languages
1 52 (71.23%) C#
2 30 (41.10%) JavaScript
3 19 (26.03%) PHP
3 19 (26.03%) SQL
4 18 (24.66%) Java
5 11 (15.07%) C
5 11 (15.07%) PHP 5
6 7 (9.59%) T-SQL
7 6 (8.22%) C++
8 5 (6.85%) VB.NET
9 3 (4.11%) Go
9 3 (4.11%) VB
10 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.74%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.37%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.37%) Groovy
11 1 (1.37%) Perl
11 1 (1.37%) Python
11 1 (1.37%) Ruby
11 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (19.18%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Rundeck
2 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (10.96%) Oracle
2 5 (6.85%) IBM
3 3 (4.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.37%) Google
4 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.37%) Sage
4 1 (1.37%) Twitter
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