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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 70 53 64
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 50 81 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.05% 4.53% 3.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.24% 4.67% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 35 55 53
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,200 £23,150
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £41,800 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
1541 1734 1749
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.02% 96.93% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1206 1294 1397
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,050
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015. 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 +5 15 £32,500 -4.41% 4
Chester +11 6 £32,500 -7.80% 3
Winsford - 5 - - 1
Runcorn -6 4 £40,000 +13.47%
Macclesfield +9 3 £32,500 +14.03% 1
Frodsham 0 1 £32,500 -9.72%
Northwich - 1 £32,500 -
Widnes - 1 £35,000 -
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 92 (84.40%) .NET
2 87 (79.82%) C#
3 77 (70.64%) SQL Server
4 46 (42.20%) ASP.NET
5 39 (35.78%) Microsoft
5 39 (35.78%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (33.94%) Web Services
7 30 (27.52%) .NET Framework
8 29 (26.61%) XML
8 29 (26.61%) Windows
9 27 (24.77%) SOAP
9 27 (24.77%) Visual Studio
9 27 (24.77%) SQL
10 25 (22.94%) WCF
10 25 (22.94%) REST
11 24 (22.02%) VB.NET
11 24 (22.02%) N-Tier
12 22 (20.18%) Finance
12 22 (20.18%) WinForms
12 22 (20.18%) WPF
13 21 (19.27%) MVC
13 21 (19.27%) JavaScript
14 17 (15.60%) OO
14 17 (15.60%) Software Engineering
15 16 (14.68%) MS Excel
15 16 (14.68%) VB
16 15 (13.76%) Java
16 15 (13.76%) MVVM
17 14 (12.84%) Git (software)
17 14 (12.84%) TDD

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 2 (1.83%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.92%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.92%) Node.js
2 1 (0.92%) CMS
2 1 (0.92%) Apache
2 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (14.68%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.34%) MS Project
2 8 (7.34%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.92%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (70.64%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.93%) MySQL
3 8 (7.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.50%) Data Mining
5 5 (4.59%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.67%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.92%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 27 (24.77%) Visual Studio
2 14 (12.84%) Git (software)
3 8 (7.34%) Subversion
3 8 (7.34%) JIRA
4 6 (5.50%) NUnit
5 2 (1.83%) Moq
6 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.92%) JUnit
General
1 22 (20.18%) Finance
2 10 (9.17%) Back Office
3 8 (7.34%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.59%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.75%) Retail
5 3 (2.75%) Marketing
6 2 (1.83%) Automotive
7 1 (0.92%) Games
7 1 (0.92%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (84.40%) .NET
2 46 (42.20%) ASP.NET
3 37 (33.94%) Web Services
4 30 (27.52%) .NET Framework
5 29 (26.61%) XML
6 27 (24.77%) SOAP
7 25 (22.94%) WCF
7 25 (22.94%) REST
8 22 (20.18%) WinForms
8 22 (20.18%) WPF
9 12 (11.01%) HTML
9 12 (11.01%) Entity Framework
10 11 (10.09%) JSON
10 11 (10.09%) CSS
11 9 (8.26%) ServiceStack
11 9 (8.26%) Silverlight
11 9 (8.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 8 (7.34%) LINQ
12 8 (7.34%) jQuery
12 8 (7.34%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.02%) N-Tier
2 12 (11.01%) Mobile App
3 7 (6.42%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.59%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.67%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.83%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.83%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.83%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.92%) SCADA
8 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.92%) Physics
8 1 (0.92%) User Experience
8 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.92%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.61%) Windows
2 11 (10.09%) Apple iOS
2 11 (10.09%) Android
3 9 (8.26%) Windows Phone 7
3 9 (8.26%) Windows Phone
4 5 (4.59%) Windows Mobile
4 5 (4.59%) UNIX
5 3 (2.75%) Linux
6 1 (0.92%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (35.78%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.27%) MVC
3 17 (15.60%) OO
3 17 (15.60%) Software Engineering
4 15 (13.76%) MVVM
5 14 (12.84%) TDD
6 11 (10.09%) Mentoring
7 10 (9.17%) Software Testing
7 10 (9.17%) SDLC
7 10 (9.17%) Dependency Injection
8 9 (8.26%) Scrum
8 9 (8.26%) OOD
9 7 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (6.42%) Web Development
10 6 (5.50%) UML
11 5 (4.59%) Mobile Development
11 5 (4.59%) Unit Testing
11 5 (4.59%) Mobile Application Development
11 5 (4.59%) ERP
12 4 (3.67%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 87 (79.82%) C#
2 27 (24.77%) SQL
3 24 (22.02%) VB.NET
4 21 (19.27%) JavaScript
5 16 (14.68%) VB
6 15 (13.76%) Java
7 9 (8.26%) PHP
8 8 (7.34%) PHP5
9 7 (6.42%) C
10 6 (5.50%) VBA
11 5 (4.59%) VB6
12 4 (3.67%) C++
12 4 (3.67%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.92%) Ruby
13 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.92%) Perl
13 1 (0.92%) Python
13 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (11.01%) Degree
2 2 (1.83%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.67%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.75%) QA
Vendors
1 39 (35.78%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.26%) Apple
3 8 (7.34%) Oracle
4 1 (0.92%) EPiServer
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