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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 71 106 72
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 24 18 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.00% 1.05% 3.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 1.08% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 19 15 29
Average salary £35,000 £43,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
1144 1660 1761
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.33% 96.51% 98.32%
Number of salaries quoted 980 1265 1283
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 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 +22 13 £35,000 -24.32% 1
Chester 0 5 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Ellesmere Port - 3 £45,000 -
Runcorn -2 1 £19,000 -60.00%
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 50 (98.04%) Software Engineering
2 29 (56.86%) C#
3 28 (54.90%) Degree
4 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (45.10%) C++
5 23 (45.10%) Windows
6 20 (39.22%) Linux
7 18 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (35.29%) C
8 16 (31.37%) Embedded C
8 16 (31.37%) Embedded Linux
9 15 (29.41%) Test Automation
9 15 (29.41%) Windows CE
9 15 (29.41%) Electronics
9 15 (29.41%) Scrum
9 15 (29.41%) Java
9 15 (29.41%) OO
9 15 (29.41%) Embedded Systems
10 14 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (27.45%) Embedded Software Development
10 14 (27.45%) Root Cause Analysis
10 14 (27.45%) UML
10 14 (27.45%) HNC
10 14 (27.45%) HND
10 14 (27.45%) SQL
10 14 (27.45%) Visual Studio
10 14 (27.45%) OOD
10 14 (27.45%) ISO 9001
10 14 (27.45%) Pair Programming
11 12 (23.53%) Computer Science

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.96%) Apache
2 1 (1.96%) JBoss
2 1 (1.96%) Mule
2 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) MongoDB
2 4 (7.84%) NoSQL
2 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.96%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.96%) Hazelcast
5 1 (1.96%) JasperReports
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (27.45%) Visual Studio
2 6 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
3 5 (9.80%) Maven
4 4 (7.84%) Ant
4 4 (7.84%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.84%) Eclipse
4 4 (7.84%) Jasmine
4 4 (7.84%) JIRA
4 4 (7.84%) JUnit
4 4 (7.84%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (7.84%) Mockito
4 4 (7.84%) Selenium
5 1 (1.96%) git-flow
5 1 (1.96%) Hudson
5 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 15 (29.41%) Electronics
2 10 (19.61%) Finance
3 6 (11.76%) Banking
3 6 (11.76%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Games
5 2 (3.92%) Advertising
6 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) .NET
2 8 (15.69%) JSON
3 6 (11.76%) Hibernate
3 6 (11.76%) JPA
3 6 (11.76%) Spring
3 6 (11.76%) Web Services
3 6 (11.76%) XML
4 5 (9.80%) JDBC
4 5 (9.80%) jQuery
4 5 (9.80%) SOAP
5 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
5 4 (7.84%) HTML
5 4 (7.84%) JSP
5 4 (7.84%) REST
5 4 (7.84%) Spring Integration
5 4 (7.84%) Struts
5 4 (7.84%) WCF
5 4 (7.84%) WPF
6 3 (5.88%) Java EE
6 3 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (29.41%) Embedded Systems
2 14 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (23.53%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.84%) Algorithms
4 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.88%) Data Structures
5 3 (5.88%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.96%) NHS
6 1 (1.96%) User Experience
6 1 (1.96%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 23 (45.10%) Windows
2 20 (39.22%) Linux
3 16 (31.37%) Embedded Linux
4 15 (29.41%) Windows CE
5 2 (3.92%) Unix
6 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (98.04%) Software Engineering
2 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (29.41%) OO
4 15 (29.41%) Scrum
4 15 (29.41%) Test Automation
5 14 (27.45%) Embedded Software Development
5 14 (27.45%) OOD
5 14 (27.45%) Pair Programming
5 14 (27.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 14 (27.45%) UML
6 6 (11.76%) SDLC
6 6 (11.76%) TDD
7 5 (9.80%) BDD
7 5 (9.80%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (9.80%) MVC
7 5 (9.80%) Open Source
8 4 (7.84%) Issue Tracking
9 1 (1.96%) Mobile Development
9 1 (1.96%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 29 (56.86%) C#
2 23 (45.10%) C++
3 18 (35.29%) C
4 16 (31.37%) Embedded C
5 15 (29.41%) Java
6 14 (27.45%) SQL
7 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
7 5 (9.80%) VC++
8 4 (7.84%) PL/SQL
9 3 (5.88%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.96%) Python
10 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (54.90%) Degree
2 14 (27.45%) HNC
2 14 (27.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (27.45%) ISO 9001
2 3 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) Oracle
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.96%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.96%) webMethods
3 1 (1.96%) WSO2
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