The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 81 15 39
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +24
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 42 201 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.22% 11.89% 6.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 14.66% 7.77%
Number of salaries quoted 30 156 131
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +26.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
Software Engineering
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1618 1371 1866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.34% 81.12% 84.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1416 1079 1616
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,600 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cheshire region.

Software Engineering Salary Trend in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
(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 -38 15 £30,000 -22.07%
Chester -10 5 £31,250 -34.21% 2
Runcorn - 4 £41,250 - 3
Macclesfield -37 3 £32,750 -18.12% 3
Northwich -1 2 £43,750 -13.36% 1
Knutsford -12 2 £37,500 +4.16% 1
Wilmslow -13 1 £38,500 +10.00% 3
Ellesmere Port - 1 £32,500 -
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 59 (55.14%) SQL
2 58 (54.21%) C#
3 57 (53.27%) .NET
4 47 (43.93%) HTML
5 42 (39.25%) JavaScript
6 36 (33.64%) ASP.NET
6 36 (33.64%) CSS
7 34 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (27.10%) C++
9 28 (26.17%) Java
9 28 (26.17%) Windows
9 28 (26.17%) Degree
10 27 (25.23%) Microsoft
11 25 (23.36%) Finance
12 23 (21.50%) Visual Studio
13 22 (20.56%) Web Services
14 20 (18.69%) jQuery
15 19 (17.76%) SQL Server
15 19 (17.76%) .NET Framework
16 18 (16.82%) OO
16 18 (16.82%) TDD
16 18 (16.82%) Unit Testing
17 17 (15.89%) Relational Database
18 16 (14.95%) Linux
18 16 (14.95%) Computer Science
18 16 (14.95%) HTML5
19 15 (14.02%) MS Excel
20 14 (13.08%) T-SQL
20 14 (13.08%) MVC
21 13 (12.15%) IIS

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (12.15%) IIS
2 3 (2.80%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (2.80%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (2.80%) Oracle Spatial
2 3 (2.80%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.93%) CICS
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (14.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.41%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.67%) ATM
3 3 (2.80%) HTTP
4 2 (1.87%) WAN
4 2 (1.87%) Internet
4 2 (1.87%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.93%) Intranet
5 1 (0.93%) LAN
5 1 (0.93%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.76%) SQL Server
2 17 (15.89%) Relational Database
3 10 (9.35%) MySQL
4 6 (5.61%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.80%) Informix
7 2 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.87%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.93%) MS Access
8 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.93%) DB2
Development Applications
1 23 (21.50%) Visual Studio
2 10 (9.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (8.41%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.67%) Bower
4 5 (4.67%) JUnit
5 4 (3.74%) Selenium
5 4 (3.74%) Synon
5 4 (3.74%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.74%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.80%) JIRA
6 3 (2.80%) Mockito
6 3 (2.80%) Introscope
6 3 (2.80%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.87%) Subversion
8 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.93%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 25 (23.36%) Finance
2 6 (5.61%) Legal
2 6 (5.61%) Electronics
3 5 (4.67%) Billing
4 4 (3.74%) Games
5 3 (2.80%) Banking
6 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.93%) Retail
7 1 (0.93%) Marketing
7 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 70 (65.42%) Developer
2 36 (33.64%) Software Engineer
3 20 (18.69%) .NET Developer
3 20 (18.69%) C# Developer
4 15 (14.02%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (10.28%) Software Developer
6 10 (9.35%) Front-End Developer
7 9 (8.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (7.48%) C# Software Engineer
9 7 (6.54%) Java Developer
9 7 (6.54%) Programmer
10 6 (5.61%) Senior Developer
10 6 (5.61%) Web Developer
10 6 (5.61%) ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (5.61%) .NET Software Engineer
10 6 (5.61%) .NET Programmer
11 5 (4.67%) Graduate Software Developer
11 5 (4.67%) Junior Developer
11 5 (4.67%) Graduate Developer
11 5 (4.67%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (53.27%) .NET
2 47 (43.93%) HTML
3 36 (33.64%) ASP.NET
3 36 (33.64%) CSS
4 22 (20.56%) Web Services
5 20 (18.69%) jQuery
6 19 (17.76%) .NET Framework
7 16 (14.95%) HTML5
8 13 (12.15%) LINQ
9 12 (11.21%) XML
10 11 (10.28%) WCF
11 10 (9.35%) WPF
12 8 (7.48%) JSON
12 8 (7.48%) CSS3
13 7 (6.54%) Backbone.js
13 7 (6.54%) Sass
13 7 (6.54%) LESS
13 7 (6.54%) AngularJS
13 7 (6.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 7 (6.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.95%) Computer Science
2 10 (9.35%) User Experience
3 6 (5.61%) Open Source
4 5 (4.67%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.67%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.67%) N-Tier
4 5 (4.67%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.74%) AS400
5 4 (3.74%) Life Science
5 4 (3.74%) iSeries
6 3 (2.80%) Machine to Machine
6 3 (2.80%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.80%) GIS
6 3 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.80%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.87%) STB
7 2 (1.87%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.87%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 28 (26.17%) Windows
2 16 (14.95%) Linux
3 11 (10.28%) Android
3 11 (10.28%) Apple iOS
4 6 (5.61%) UNIX
5 3 (2.80%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (1.87%) Solaris
7 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.93%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (16.82%) TDD
2 18 (16.82%) OO
2 18 (16.82%) Unit Testing
3 14 (13.08%) MVC
4 10 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (8.41%) Scrum
6 8 (7.48%) OOP
6 8 (7.48%) Integration Testing
7 6 (5.61%) Line Management
7 6 (5.61%) E-Commerce
7 6 (5.61%) Web Development
8 5 (4.67%) Mentoring
8 5 (4.67%) MVVM
9 4 (3.74%) Technical Analysis
9 4 (3.74%) Android Development
9 4 (3.74%) iOS Development
9 4 (3.74%) UML
9 4 (3.74%) Project Management
9 4 (3.74%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 59 (55.14%) SQL
2 58 (54.21%) C#
3 42 (39.25%) JavaScript
4 29 (27.10%) C++
5 28 (26.17%) Java
6 14 (13.08%) T-SQL
7 11 (10.28%) C
8 7 (6.54%) VB
9 6 (5.61%) Python
9 6 (5.61%) Assembly Language
10 5 (4.67%) Shell Script
10 5 (4.67%) VB.NET
11 4 (3.74%) RPG
11 4 (3.74%) RPG/400
12 3 (2.80%) Embedded C
12 3 (2.80%) Embedded C++
12 3 (2.80%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.93%) VBScript
13 1 (0.93%) COBOL
13 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (26.17%) Degree
2 1 (0.93%) HNC
2 1 (0.93%) HND
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.21%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.87%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.87%) Terminal Server
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.93%) Firmware
Vendors
1 27 (25.23%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.35%) Oracle
3 5 (4.67%) Open Text
3 5 (4.67%) Google
4 4 (3.74%) VMware
4 4 (3.74%) BT
5 3 (2.80%) Perforce
5 3 (2.80%) IBM
5 3 (2.80%) Compuware
5 3 (2.80%) HP
6 2 (1.87%) Citrix
7 1 (0.93%) Telerik
7 1 (0.93%) Rackspace
Runcorn
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £1 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire, Manchester (SK9)
Guru Careers
Salary: £26 - 35k (DOE)
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire, Manchester (SK9)
Guru Careers
Salary: £25 - 30k
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Macclesfield
Computer Futures
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Explore Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Macclesfield
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire, Manchester (SK9)
Guru Careers
Salary: £25 - 30k
Posted: 26 days ago