The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 99 50 68
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 24 62 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.32% 3.91% 3.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 4.16% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 17 43 62
Average salary £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,600 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Software Engineer
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
1713 1491 1784
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.12% 94.01% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1342 1137 1421
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 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Cheshire

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 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 -29 10 £47,500 +26.66% 5
Runcorn -5 4 £47,500 - 1
Chester +9 2 £45,000 +12.50%
Knutsford - 2 £32,500 -
Macclesfield - 2 £40,000 -
Crewe +11 1 £37,500 +25.00%
Wilmslow +1 1 £37,500 +74.41% 1
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 33 (71.74%) Software Engineering
2 20 (43.48%) SQL
3 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (34.78%) Degree
5 15 (32.61%) C++
6 14 (30.43%) Java
6 14 (30.43%) Windows
7 13 (28.26%) C#
8 11 (23.91%) .NET
9 10 (21.74%) C
10 9 (19.57%) Linux
10 9 (19.57%) Web Services
11 8 (17.39%) OO
12 7 (15.22%) QA
12 7 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
12 7 (15.22%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
13 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
13 6 (13.04%) Citrix
13 6 (13.04%) Billing
13 6 (13.04%) Scrum
13 6 (13.04%) VMware
14 5 (10.87%) Finance
14 5 (10.87%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (10.87%) AS400
14 5 (10.87%) BT
14 5 (10.87%) Synon
14 5 (10.87%) Terminal Server
14 5 (10.87%) JMS

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.17%) WinCC
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.70%) LAN
2 4 (8.70%) WAN
3 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.17%) HTTP
3 1 (2.17%) DNS
3 1 (2.17%) SMTP
3 1 (2.17%) SMS
3 1 (2.17%) Intranet
3 1 (2.17%) Internet
3 1 (2.17%) Modbus
3 1 (2.17%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (10.87%) Synon
3 2 (4.35%) Selenium
4 1 (2.17%) CruiseControl
4 1 (2.17%) JIRA
4 1 (2.17%) JMeter
4 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.17%) Concordion
4 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (13.04%) Billing
2 5 (10.87%) Finance
3 4 (8.70%) Electronics
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Games
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) .NET
2 9 (19.57%) Web Services
3 5 (10.87%) JMS
3 5 (10.87%) Swing
3 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET
3 5 (10.87%) HTML
4 3 (6.52%) CSS
4 3 (6.52%) jQuery
4 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.35%) HTML5
5 2 (4.35%) Django
5 2 (4.35%) XML
5 2 (4.35%) Middleware
5 2 (4.35%) WinForms
5 2 (4.35%) JSON
5 2 (4.35%) Ajax
5 2 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (2.17%) WPF
6 1 (2.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 5 (10.87%) AS400
3 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.87%) iSeries
4 3 (6.52%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (4.35%) CAN bus
5 2 (4.35%) Fixed Income
5 2 (4.35%) SCADA
6 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.17%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (30.43%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) Linux
3 3 (6.52%) Windows CE
4 2 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (71.74%) Software Engineering
2 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.39%) OO
4 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
5 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
5 6 (13.04%) Scrum
6 5 (10.87%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (8.70%) Test Management
7 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.70%) UML
7 4 (8.70%) OOP
7 4 (8.70%) MVC
8 3 (6.52%) Network Design
8 3 (6.52%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Pair Programming
8 3 (6.52%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.52%) Embedded Software Development
8 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (43.48%) SQL
2 15 (32.61%) C++
3 14 (30.43%) Java
4 13 (28.26%) C#
5 10 (21.74%) C
6 5 (10.87%) Embedded C
6 5 (10.87%) RPG
6 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
6 5 (10.87%) VBScript
6 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
6 5 (10.87%) RPG/400
7 3 (6.52%) Embedded C++
7 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.52%) Python
8 2 (4.35%) VB
8 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
8 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.17%) Perl
9 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) Degree
2 4 (8.70%) HND
3 3 (6.52%) HNC
4 2 (4.35%) VCP4
4 2 (4.35%) ISEB
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) QA
2 3 (6.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (10.87%) Terminal Server
1 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Firmware
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Citrix
1 6 (13.04%) VMware
2 5 (10.87%) BT
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Siemens
3 1 (2.17%) Rackspace
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