The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 36 32 45
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 99 96 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.54% 5.62% 5.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.84% 7.38% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 92 89 97
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £51,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1448 1301 1787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.98% 76.22% 77.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1136 1053 1587
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Engineering
North West

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -4 36 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Nantwich - 19 £30,000 -
Macclesfield +12 17 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Wilmslow - 9 £37,500 - 1
Chester -7 6 £35,000 -
Crewe +4 4 £28,250 -29.37% 1
Runcorn +3 3 £30,000 - 1
Knutsford +1 1 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 121 (56.02%) C#
2 113 (52.31%) SQL
3 109 (50.46%) .NET
4 81 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 63 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (28.24%) SQL Server
7 54 (25.00%) HTML
8 53 (24.54%) MS Excel
9 48 (22.22%) Web Services
10 47 (21.76%) ASP.NET
11 46 (21.30%) JavaScript
12 44 (20.37%) TDD
12 44 (20.37%) CSS
13 41 (18.98%) Visual Studio
13 41 (18.98%) Java
13 41 (18.98%) C++
14 40 (18.52%) WPF
15 37 (17.13%) .NET Framework
15 37 (17.13%) Finance
16 35 (16.20%) QA
17 33 (15.28%) Degree
18 32 (14.81%) T-SQL
19 28 (12.96%) C
19 28 (12.96%) jQuery
19 28 (12.96%) WinForms
20 27 (12.50%) Oracle
21 26 (12.04%) HTML5
22 25 (11.57%) XML
23 24 (11.11%) SOAP
23 24 (11.11%) OO

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 16 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.94%) IIS
3 8 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.70%) SAS
4 5 (2.31%) Oracle Spatial
5 3 (1.39%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.93%) Mule
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.46%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 53 (24.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.78%) MS Office
3 2 (0.93%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.31%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.93%) SAP MDM
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.39%) Intranet
2 2 (0.93%) HTTP
3 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.46%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.46%) ATM
3 1 (0.46%) WAN
3 1 (0.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (28.24%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.48%) Relational Database
3 13 (6.02%) MySQL
3 13 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (5.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (5.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (4.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 9 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (2.31%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.31%) QlikView
9 5 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.85%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.85%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.93%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.93%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.93%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 41 (18.98%) Visual Studio
2 17 (7.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.17%) Bower
4 8 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (2.78%) Eclipse
6 5 (2.31%) JUnit
7 3 (1.39%) Subversion
7 3 (1.39%) JIRA
7 3 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (1.39%) Selenium
7 3 (1.39%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.93%) Maven
8 2 (0.93%) JDeveloper
9 1 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.46%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.46%) Introscope
9 1 (0.46%) JMeter
9 1 (0.46%) IntelliJ
General
1 37 (17.13%) Finance
2 13 (6.02%) Retail
3 11 (5.09%) Automotive
4 4 (1.85%) Publishing
5 3 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.93%) Electronics
6 2 (0.93%) Legal
Job Titles
1 139 (64.35%) Developer
2 83 (38.43%) Software Engineer
3 50 (23.15%) C# Developer
4 46 (21.30%) C# Software Engineer
5 34 (15.74%) .NET Developer
6 31 (14.35%) Analyst
7 28 (12.96%) C# .NET Developer
8 24 (11.11%) .NET Software Engineer
9 23 (10.65%) Programmer
10 22 (10.19%) Software Developer
10 22 (10.19%) Team Leader
11 21 (9.72%) C# Programmer
12 20 (9.26%) Analyst Programmer
12 20 (9.26%) Developer Analyst
12 20 (9.26%) C# Analyst Programmer
13 16 (7.41%) Software Team Leader
13 16 (7.41%) Java Developer
14 15 (6.94%) Front-End Developer
15 14 (6.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 14 (6.48%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (50.46%) .NET
2 54 (25.00%) HTML
3 48 (22.22%) Web Services
4 47 (21.76%) ASP.NET
5 44 (20.37%) CSS
6 40 (18.52%) WPF
7 37 (17.13%) .NET Framework
8 28 (12.96%) WinForms
8 28 (12.96%) jQuery
9 26 (12.04%) HTML5
10 25 (11.57%) XML
11 24 (11.11%) SOAP
11 24 (11.11%) JSON
12 22 (10.19%) WCF
13 17 (7.87%) LINQ
14 16 (7.41%) Java EE
15 15 (6.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 14 (6.48%) CSS3
16 14 (6.48%) Spring
17 13 (6.02%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.41%) N-Tier
3 10 (4.63%) Open Source
3 10 (4.63%) SystemC
4 9 (4.17%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.78%) Statistics
5 6 (2.78%) NHS
5 6 (2.78%) Mathematics
5 6 (2.78%) Physics
6 5 (2.31%) GIS
7 4 (1.85%) Informatics
7 4 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.93%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.93%) Life Science
8 2 (0.93%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.93%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.46%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.46%) iPhone
9 1 (0.46%) SCADA
9 1 (0.46%) STB
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.94%) Windows
2 10 (4.63%) UNIX
3 8 (3.70%) Linux
4 5 (2.31%) Android
5 3 (1.39%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.46%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (20.37%) TDD
3 24 (11.11%) OO
4 22 (10.19%) Project Management
5 20 (9.26%) Unit Testing
6 18 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (7.87%) Business Analysis
8 15 (6.94%) User Stories
9 14 (6.48%) UML
10 13 (6.02%) MVVM
11 11 (5.09%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (5.09%) Multithreading
11 11 (5.09%) SOA
12 10 (4.63%) Integration Testing
13 9 (4.17%) OOD
13 9 (4.17%) E-Commerce
13 9 (4.17%) MVC
14 8 (3.70%) PRINCE2
15 7 (3.24%) Data Modelling
15 7 (3.24%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 121 (56.02%) C#
2 113 (52.31%) SQL
3 46 (21.30%) JavaScript
4 41 (18.98%) C++
4 41 (18.98%) Java
5 32 (14.81%) T-SQL
6 28 (12.96%) C
7 24 (11.11%) Python
8 12 (5.56%) PL/SQL
9 8 (3.70%) VB.NET
10 7 (3.24%) Ada
11 2 (0.93%) PowerHouse
11 2 (0.93%) VB6
11 2 (0.93%) XPath
11 2 (0.93%) VB
11 2 (0.93%) Perl
12 1 (0.46%) PHP
12 1 (0.46%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 33 (15.28%) Degree
2 11 (5.09%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.85%) MCTS
5 4 (1.85%) MCP
5 4 (1.85%) MCPD
6 1 (0.46%) ISEB
6 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (16.20%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 81 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 27 (12.50%) Oracle
3 11 (5.09%) Google
4 9 (4.17%) SAP
5 8 (3.70%) Business Objects
6 5 (2.31%) IBM
7 4 (1.85%) Rackspace
8 3 (1.39%) Perforce
9 2 (0.93%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.93%) Informatica
9 2 (0.93%) JBoss
9 2 (0.93%) Telerik
10 1 (0.46%) Cognos
10 1 (0.46%) Adobe
10 1 (0.46%) Compuware
10 1 (0.46%) HP
10 1 (0.46%) Open Text
10 1 (0.46%) Zend
10 1 (0.46%) Logi Analytics
10 1 (0.46%) Tableau
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + package/pension/bonus/health
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn
Real Staffing
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + pension, bonus, healthcare
Posted: 11 days ago
Warrington
Blue Town Online
Salary: £40k per year
Posted: 13 days ago
Based in Wilmslow, Cheshire (SK9) - commutable...
Guru Careers
Salary: £25 - 32k
Posted: 14 days ago