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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 65 54 46
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 51 64 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.88% 3.99% 5.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.07% 4.27% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 48 58 100
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
1663 1498 2049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.80% 93.45% 95.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1378 1166 1730
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Macclesfield +4 27 £41,500 +18.57% 3
Northwich +7 7 £30,000 -7.69%
Warrington +6 5 £32,500 -10.34% 1
Runcorn 0 5 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Crewe +15 2 £32,000 -14.66%
Chester +4 2 £25,000 -23.07%
Wilmslow -10 1 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Alderley Edge - 1 £41,500 -
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 83 (85.57%) .NET
2 73 (75.26%) C#
3 61 (62.89%) SQL Server
4 56 (57.73%) ASP.NET
5 41 (42.27%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (28.87%) .NET Framework
7 26 (26.80%) SQL
8 24 (24.74%) Git (software)
9 23 (23.71%) Degree
9 23 (23.71%) VB.NET
10 21 (21.65%) MySQL
11 19 (19.59%) JavaScript
12 18 (18.56%) PHP
12 18 (18.56%) Subversion
13 17 (17.53%) VB
14 16 (16.49%) HTML
14 16 (16.49%) Telecoms
14 16 (16.49%) PHP5
14 16 (16.49%) JIRA
15 15 (15.46%) VB6
16 14 (14.43%) jQuery
16 14 (14.43%) Web Services
17 12 (12.37%) Finance
17 12 (12.37%) TDD
18 11 (11.34%) Software Engineering
18 11 (11.34%) LINQ
18 11 (11.34%) WCF
18 11 (11.34%) WPF
18 11 (11.34%) Windows
19 10 (10.31%) OO

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (2.06%) IIS
2 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.03%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.03%) CMS
2 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.03%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (62.89%) SQL Server
2 21 (21.65%) MySQL
3 4 (4.12%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.12%) RDBMS
3 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.03%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (24.74%) Git (software)
2 18 (18.56%) Subversion
3 16 (16.49%) JIRA
4 10 (10.31%) Visual Studio
5 6 (6.19%) NUnit
6 2 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.06%) Moq
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
General
1 16 (16.49%) Telecoms
2 12 (12.37%) Finance
3 6 (6.19%) Games
4 3 (3.09%) Retail
5 1 (1.03%) Billing
5 1 (1.03%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.03%) Automotive
5 1 (1.03%) Law
5 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (85.57%) .NET
2 56 (57.73%) ASP.NET
3 28 (28.87%) .NET Framework
4 16 (16.49%) HTML
5 14 (14.43%) jQuery
5 14 (14.43%) Web Services
6 11 (11.34%) LINQ
6 11 (11.34%) WCF
6 11 (11.34%) WPF
7 8 (8.25%) CSS
8 7 (7.22%) HTML5
9 6 (6.19%) REST
9 6 (6.19%) MSMQ
9 6 (6.19%) SOAP
9 6 (6.19%) XML
10 4 (4.12%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 4 (4.12%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (2.06%) Moose
11 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.22%) Computer Science
1 7 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.19%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.12%) Mobile Games
3 4 (4.12%) Social Network
4 3 (3.09%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.09%) User Experience
5 2 (2.06%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.06%) STB
6 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.34%) Windows
2 5 (5.15%) Windows Mobile
2 5 (5.15%) Linux
3 1 (1.03%) Android
3 1 (1.03%) UNIX
3 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (42.27%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (12.37%) TDD
3 11 (11.34%) Software Engineering
4 10 (10.31%) OO
5 8 (8.25%) MVC
5 8 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (7.22%) UML
7 5 (5.15%) MVVM
7 5 (5.15%) Scrum
7 5 (5.15%) Unit Testing
7 5 (5.15%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (4.12%) OOP
8 4 (4.12%) ITIL
8 4 (4.12%) SOA
9 3 (3.09%) OOD
10 2 (2.06%) BDD
10 2 (2.06%) Game Development
10 2 (2.06%) Build Automation
10 2 (2.06%) Analytics
10 2 (2.06%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (75.26%) C#
2 26 (26.80%) SQL
3 23 (23.71%) VB.NET
4 19 (19.59%) JavaScript
5 18 (18.56%) PHP
6 17 (17.53%) VB
7 16 (16.49%) PHP5
8 15 (15.46%) VB6
9 9 (9.28%) Java
10 6 (6.19%) VBA
11 4 (4.12%) T-SQL
12 3 (3.09%) C++
12 3 (3.09%) C
13 2 (2.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (23.71%) Degree
2 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.03%) MCTS
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (8.25%) Oracle
1 8 (8.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.03%) Zend
2 1 (1.03%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.03%) VMware
2 1 (1.03%) Eloqua
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