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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 103 56 63
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 24 70 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.25% 4.13% 3.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 4.36% 3.93%
Number of salaries quoted 20 51 79
Average salary £33,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
1779 1606 2140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.80% 94.69% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1542 1293 1862
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 £24,500 £25,000 £22,350
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 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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
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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 -13 9 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Chester 0 4 £35,000 -24.32%
Crewe - 2 £32,500 -
Macclesfield -3 1 £40,000 +60.00% 1
Runcorn - 1 £47,500 - 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 £32,500 -
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 38 (84.44%) Software Engineering
2 26 (57.78%) SQL
3 20 (44.44%) C#
4 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (33.33%) .NET
6 14 (31.11%) Java
7 13 (28.89%) Degree
8 12 (26.67%) Web Services
8 12 (26.67%) C++
9 11 (24.44%) QA
9 11 (24.44%) HTML
9 11 (24.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (22.22%) Windows
11 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 8 (17.78%) Linux
12 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET
13 7 (15.56%) Unit Testing
13 7 (15.56%) Computer Science
14 6 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
14 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
14 6 (13.33%) Oracle
14 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
14 6 (13.33%) CSS
14 6 (13.33%) WCF
15 5 (11.11%) .NET Framework
15 5 (11.11%) LINQ
15 5 (11.11%) Shell Script
15 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
15 5 (11.11%) Citrix

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 4 (8.89%) IIS
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Spatial
3 2 (4.44%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.44%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (2.22%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.89%) LAN
2 4 (8.89%) WAN
3 2 (4.44%) HTTP
3 2 (4.44%) Intranet
3 2 (4.44%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.22%) Internet
4 1 (2.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) MySQL
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.44%) Informix
2 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 4 (8.89%) Selenium
4 3 (6.67%) JIRA
4 3 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (6.67%) Synon
4 3 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.44%) Mockito
5 2 (4.44%) Introscope
5 2 (4.44%) JUnit
6 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.22%) CruiseControl
6 1 (2.22%) Concordion
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (8.89%) Electronics
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
1 4 (8.89%) Billing
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Games
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (33.33%) .NET
2 12 (26.67%) Web Services
3 11 (24.44%) HTML
4 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET
5 6 (13.33%) CSS
5 6 (13.33%) WCF
6 5 (11.11%) LINQ
6 5 (11.11%) .NET Framework
7 4 (8.89%) WPF
7 4 (8.89%) HTML5
7 4 (8.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 4 (8.89%) J2EE
8 3 (6.67%) XML
8 3 (6.67%) Swing
8 3 (6.67%) JMS
8 3 (6.67%) jQuery
8 3 (6.67%) JSON
9 2 (4.44%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (4.44%) Django
9 2 (4.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (11.11%) Client/Server
4 4 (8.89%) N-Tier
4 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.67%) Machine to Machine
5 3 (6.67%) iSeries
5 3 (6.67%) GIS
5 3 (6.67%) AS400
6 2 (4.44%) Fixed Income
6 2 (4.44%) Open Source
6 2 (4.44%) CAN bus
6 2 (4.44%) Algorithms
7 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.22%) Online Banking
7 1 (2.22%) Life Science
7 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) Linux
3 4 (8.89%) UNIX
4 2 (4.44%) Solaris
5 1 (2.22%) Windows CE
5 1 (2.22%) Android
5 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (84.44%) Software Engineering
2 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (15.56%) Unit Testing
4 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 5 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 5 (11.11%) OO
5 5 (11.11%) SOA
6 4 (8.89%) MVC
6 4 (8.89%) OOP
6 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
6 4 (8.89%) Test Management
7 3 (6.67%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.67%) UML
7 3 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (4.44%) Web Development
8 2 (4.44%) Use Case
8 2 (4.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (57.78%) SQL
2 20 (44.44%) C#
3 14 (31.11%) Java
4 12 (26.67%) C++
5 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 5 (11.11%) Shell Script
7 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
7 4 (8.89%) C
7 4 (8.89%) VBScript
7 4 (8.89%) Python
8 3 (6.67%) Embedded C
8 3 (6.67%) RPG/400
8 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL
8 3 (6.67%) RPG
9 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.22%) PHP
10 1 (2.22%) COBOL
10 1 (2.22%) Embedded C++
10 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) ISEB
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.22%) HNC
3 1 (2.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (24.44%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 5 (11.11%) Terminal Server
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.22%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Oracle
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) Citrix
2 5 (11.11%) VMware
3 3 (6.67%) BT
4 2 (4.44%) Perforce
4 2 (4.44%) Compuware
4 2 (4.44%) HP
4 2 (4.44%) IBM
5 1 (2.22%) Telerik
5 1 (2.22%) Rackspace
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £1 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago