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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 78 107 58
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 24 20 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.87% 1.09% 4.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.13% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 23 14 46
Average salary £36,250 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,000 £31,000
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
1230 1776 1522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.79% 96.36% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1075 1439 1161
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,350 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 +10 14 £35,000 -26.31% 3
Chester - 3 £43,750 - 4
Ellesmere Port - 3 £45,000 - 2
Knutsford +4 2 £36,250 +11.53%
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 55 (96.49%) Software Engineering
2 31 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (50.88%) C#
4 27 (47.37%) Degree
5 24 (42.11%) C++
6 21 (36.84%) C
6 21 (36.84%) Windows
7 17 (29.82%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (28.07%) OO
9 15 (26.32%) Linux
9 15 (26.32%) Scrum
9 15 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (24.56%) Root Cause Analysis
10 14 (24.56%) Embedded C
10 14 (24.56%) Java
10 14 (24.56%) SQL
11 13 (22.81%) Embedded Linux
11 13 (22.81%) Pair Programming
11 13 (22.81%) UML
11 13 (22.81%) Windows CE
12 12 (21.05%) Embedded Software Development
12 12 (21.05%) Electronics
12 12 (21.05%) .NET
12 12 (21.05%) Test Automation
12 12 (21.05%) Computer Science
13 11 (19.30%) TDD
13 11 (19.30%) Visual Studio
13 11 (19.30%) HNC
13 11 (19.30%) HND
13 11 (19.30%) ISO 9001

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 5 (8.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) MongoDB
2 4 (7.02%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.77%) Jasmine
3 5 (8.77%) JIRA
3 5 (8.77%) JUnit
3 5 (8.77%) Maven
3 5 (8.77%) Mockito
3 5 (8.77%) Selenium
4 4 (7.02%) Ant
4 4 (7.02%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.02%) Eclipse
4 4 (7.02%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (21.05%) Electronics
2 10 (17.54%) Finance
3 7 (12.28%) Banking
3 7 (12.28%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Games
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) .NET
2 9 (15.79%) Hibernate
2 9 (15.79%) JSON
2 9 (15.79%) Spring
3 8 (14.04%) JPA
4 7 (12.28%) WCF
4 7 (12.28%) WPF
5 6 (10.53%) AngularJS
5 6 (10.53%) jQuery
6 5 (8.77%) HTML
6 5 (8.77%) JSP
6 5 (8.77%) REST
6 5 (8.77%) RESTful
6 5 (8.77%) SOAP
6 5 (8.77%) Struts
6 5 (8.77%) Web Services
6 5 (8.77%) WinForms
7 4 (7.02%) JDBC
7 4 (7.02%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 4 (7.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (21.05%) Computer Science
3 11 (19.30%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (8.77%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (7.02%) Algorithms
5 4 (7.02%) Data Structures
5 4 (7.02%) NHS
5 4 (7.02%) N-Tier
6 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.75%) User Experience
7 1 (1.75%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.84%) Windows
2 15 (26.32%) Linux
3 13 (22.81%) Embedded Linux
3 13 (22.81%) Windows CE
4 3 (5.26%) Unix
5 1 (1.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (96.49%) Software Engineering
2 31 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (29.82%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (28.07%) OO
5 15 (26.32%) Scrum
6 14 (24.56%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (22.81%) Pair Programming
7 13 (22.81%) UML
8 12 (21.05%) Embedded Software Development
8 12 (21.05%) Test Automation
9 11 (19.30%) TDD
10 10 (17.54%) OOD
10 10 (17.54%) SDLC
11 8 (14.04%) MVC
12 5 (8.77%) Issue Tracking
12 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
12 5 (8.77%) MVVM
12 5 (8.77%) Open Source
12 5 (8.77%) Unit Testing
13 4 (7.02%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.88%) C#
2 24 (42.11%) C++
3 21 (36.84%) C
4 14 (24.56%) Embedded C
4 14 (24.56%) Java
4 14 (24.56%) SQL
5 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.77%) PL/SQL
6 5 (8.77%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.26%) VC++
8 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.75%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (47.37%) Degree
2 11 (19.30%) HNC
2 11 (19.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.30%) ISO 9001
2 3 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle
3 1 (1.75%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.75%) Symbian
Chester, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-55,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Ellesmere Port
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £42000 - £52000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Ellesmere Port
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Chester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Mobica Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum plus company benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Mobica Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 14 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + Bonus, pension, car allowance
Posted: 22 days ago