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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 99 65 74
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 21 59 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.23% 3.31% 3.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 3.42% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 18 32 56
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,200 £27,500
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
1618 1724 1746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.40% 96.80% 95.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1233 1255 1365
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 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £51,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -19 10 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Runcorn -4 3 £47,500 - 1
Chester +7 2 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Crewe -8 2 £38,750 +29.16% 2
Wilmslow - 1 £37,500 -
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 35 (76.09%) Software Engineering
2 23 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (39.13%) Degree
4 17 (36.96%) SQL
4 17 (36.96%) Windows
5 16 (34.78%) .NET
5 16 (34.78%) C#
5 16 (34.78%) C++
6 13 (28.26%) Scrum
6 13 (28.26%) Java
7 11 (23.91%) C
7 11 (23.91%) Web Services
8 8 (17.39%) MVC
8 8 (17.39%) ASP.NET
8 8 (17.39%) OO
9 7 (15.22%) Linux
9 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
9 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
10 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (13.04%) Test Automation
10 6 (13.04%) Billing
10 6 (13.04%) WinForms
10 6 (13.04%) HND
10 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
10 6 (13.04%) UML
10 6 (13.04%) ISO 9001
11 5 (10.87%) Embedded C
11 5 (10.87%) Embedded C++
11 5 (10.87%) Synon

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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%) Tomcat
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
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.17%) DNS
2 1 (2.17%) Intranet
2 1 (2.17%) Internet
2 1 (2.17%) Modbus
2 1 (2.17%) Profibus
2 1 (2.17%) LAN
2 1 (2.17%) SMS
2 1 (2.17%) WAN
2 1 (2.17%) SMTP
2 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Synon
1 5 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.52%) Selenium
3 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.17%) Concordion
4 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.17%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.17%) Ant
4 1 (2.17%) JUnit
4 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.17%) JMeter
4 1 (2.17%) CruiseControl
General
1 6 (13.04%) Billing
2 5 (10.87%) Electronics
2 5 (10.87%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.78%) .NET
2 11 (23.91%) Web Services
3 8 (17.39%) ASP.NET
4 6 (13.04%) WinForms
5 5 (10.87%) Swing
5 5 (10.87%) JMS
5 5 (10.87%) HTML
5 5 (10.87%) WPF
5 5 (10.87%) jQuery
6 4 (8.70%) WCF
7 3 (6.52%) Ajax
7 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
7 3 (6.52%) XML
8 2 (4.35%) Middleware
8 2 (4.35%) CSS
8 2 (4.35%) JSON
8 2 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (2.17%) HTML5
9 1 (2.17%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 5 (10.87%) iSeries
3 5 (10.87%) AS400
4 4 (8.70%) N-Tier
4 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.35%) Fixed Income
5 2 (4.35%) SCADA
6 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.17%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (2.17%) Life Science
6 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.96%) Windows
2 7 (15.22%) Linux
3 5 (10.87%) Windows CE
4 2 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (76.09%) Software Engineering
2 23 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (28.26%) Scrum
4 8 (17.39%) OO
4 8 (17.39%) MVC
5 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (13.04%) Test Automation
5 6 (13.04%) UML
6 5 (10.87%) Pair Programming
6 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
6 5 (10.87%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (10.87%) Embedded Software Development
6 5 (10.87%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (6.52%) Automation Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Test Scripting
7 3 (6.52%) MVVM
7 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Network Design
7 3 (6.52%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) SQL
2 16 (34.78%) C#
2 16 (34.78%) C++
3 13 (28.26%) Java
4 11 (23.91%) C
5 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
6 5 (10.87%) RPG
6 5 (10.87%) VB.NET
6 5 (10.87%) Embedded C
6 5 (10.87%) Embedded C++
6 5 (10.87%) RPG/400
7 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.35%) Python
8 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.35%) VBScript
8 2 (4.35%) VB
9 1 (2.17%) Perl
9 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) Degree
2 6 (13.04%) HND
3 5 (10.87%) HNC
4 2 (4.35%) ISEB
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) ISO 9001
2 5 (10.87%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.35%) Terminal Server
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) BT
2 4 (8.70%) VMware
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.70%) Citrix
3 1 (2.17%) Siemens
3 1 (2.17%) Rackspace
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle
Crewe, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: 40k + 8% Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
CK Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
RMI International
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + 8% pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 10 days ago
Runcorn
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £1 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago