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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 92 52 70
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 25 64 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.39% 4.09% 3.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 4.39% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 18 47 73
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,800 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £43,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
1691 1459 2006
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.84% 93.29% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1404 1133 1687
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 £49,000 £55,000
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 30 January 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 30 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
Warrington -21 10 £43,750 +16.66% 3
Runcorn - 3 £47,500 - 1
Crewe +16 2 £32,500 -9.72%
Knutsford +2 2 £32,500 -2.98%
Chester +1 2 £38,750 -3.12%
Macclesfield - 2 £40,000 -
Ellesmere Port -1 1 £32,500 +4.83%
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 30 (76.92%) Software Engineering
2 19 (48.72%) SQL
3 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (35.90%) Degree
5 13 (33.33%) Java
6 12 (30.77%) C++
7 11 (28.21%) C#
8 10 (25.64%) Windows
9 8 (20.51%) Linux
10 7 (17.95%) .NET
10 7 (17.95%) Web Services
10 7 (17.95%) QA
10 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
11 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
11 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
11 6 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (15.38%) Billing
11 6 (15.38%) C
11 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
11 6 (15.38%) HTML
11 6 (15.38%) OO
12 5 (12.82%) JMS
12 5 (12.82%) Swing
12 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
12 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
12 5 (12.82%) Citrix
12 5 (12.82%) RPG
12 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET
12 5 (12.82%) Shell Script

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (2.56%) CICS
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.56%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (2.56%) WinCC
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.26%) LAN
2 4 (10.26%) WAN
3 2 (5.13%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.56%) SMS
4 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.56%) HTTP
4 1 (2.56%) Intranet
4 1 (2.56%) Modbus
4 1 (2.56%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.13%) MySQL
2 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.56%) Informix
2 1 (2.56%) DB2
2 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (12.82%) Synon
3 3 (7.69%) Selenium
4 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.13%) JIRA
5 1 (2.56%) JUnit
5 1 (2.56%) CruiseControl
5 1 (2.56%) Introscope
5 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.56%) Mockito
5 1 (2.56%) Concordion
General
1 6 (15.38%) Billing
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 3 (7.69%) Electronics
4 2 (5.13%) Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
5 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) .NET
1 7 (17.95%) Web Services
2 6 (15.38%) HTML
3 5 (12.82%) JMS
3 5 (12.82%) Swing
3 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET
4 4 (10.26%) CSS
5 3 (7.69%) XML
5 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.69%) JSON
5 3 (7.69%) jQuery
6 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.13%) HTML5
6 2 (5.13%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (5.13%) Django
6 2 (5.13%) WinForms
6 2 (5.13%) Middleware
6 2 (5.13%) Ajax
7 1 (2.56%) WSDL
7 1 (2.56%) JAX-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 6 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (12.82%) AS400
2 5 (12.82%) iSeries
3 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.69%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (5.13%) CAN bus
5 2 (5.13%) Algorithms
5 2 (5.13%) Fixed Income
5 2 (5.13%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.56%) Online Banking
6 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.56%) SCADA
6 1 (2.56%) Life Science
6 1 (2.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) Linux
3 4 (10.26%) UNIX
4 2 (5.13%) Windows CE
4 2 (5.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (76.92%) Software Engineering
2 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 6 (15.38%) OO
4 5 (12.82%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (10.26%) Unit Testing
5 4 (10.26%) Test Management
5 4 (10.26%) Scrum
5 4 (10.26%) MVC
5 4 (10.26%) OOP
6 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.13%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.13%) Load Testing
7 2 (5.13%) Use Case
7 2 (5.13%) Automation Testing
7 2 (5.13%) Market Making
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) SQL
2 13 (33.33%) Java
3 12 (30.77%) C++
4 11 (28.21%) C#
5 6 (15.38%) C
5 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 5 (12.82%) RPG
6 5 (12.82%) Shell Script
6 5 (12.82%) RPG/400
7 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
7 4 (10.26%) VBScript
7 4 (10.26%) Embedded C
7 4 (10.26%) Python
8 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
8 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
8 2 (5.13%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.56%) VB
9 1 (2.56%) PHP
9 1 (2.56%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) HND
3 2 (5.13%) HNC
3 2 (5.13%) ISEB
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
1 5 (12.82%) Terminal Server
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Citrix
1 5 (12.82%) BT
1 5 (12.82%) VMware
2 1 (2.56%) HP
2 1 (2.56%) Siemens
2 1 (2.56%) Compuware
2 1 (2.56%) IBM
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) Perforce
2 1 (2.56%) Rackspace
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