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 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 72 40 33
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 48 93 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.94% 5.42% 6.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 6.77% 7.94%
Number of salaries quoted 36 80 108
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,900 £27,500 £24,850
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1426 1373 1435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 87.22% 80.01% 79.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1114 1035 1119
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 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 -19 12 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Chester +6 7 £42,500 +21.42% 6
Runcorn +1 6 £43,750 +45.83% 2
Crewe -10 5 £40,000 +33.33%
Macclesfield +5 3 £34,000 -2.85% 3
Knutsford - 2 £47,500 -
Wilmslow -1 1 £33,000 -12.00% 3
Widnes - 1 £35,000 -
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 55 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (52.75%) .NET
3 46 (50.55%) SQL
4 38 (41.76%) C#
5 32 (35.16%) SQL Server
6 31 (34.07%) Degree
7 29 (31.87%) JavaScript
7 29 (31.87%) ASP.NET
7 29 (31.87%) Windows
8 26 (28.57%) MVC
8 26 (28.57%) Scrum
9 24 (26.37%) Java
10 23 (25.27%) Web Services
10 23 (25.27%) .NET Framework
11 22 (24.18%) HTML
11 22 (24.18%) Microsoft
12 21 (23.08%) XML
12 21 (23.08%) jQuery
13 20 (21.98%) C++
14 19 (20.88%) TDD
15 18 (19.78%) CSS
16 17 (18.68%) OO
17 14 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
18 13 (14.29%) WinForms
18 13 (14.29%) UML
18 13 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
19 12 (13.19%) Visual Studio
19 12 (13.19%) C
19 12 (13.19%) Finance
19 12 (13.19%) Unit Testing

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 5 (5.49%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.30%) CMS
3 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.20%) Node.js
3 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.10%) SAS
4 1 (1.10%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.10%) Drupal
4 1 (1.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.30%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.30%) MS Project
3 2 (2.20%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.10%) MS Office
4 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) Wireless
2 3 (3.30%) Intranet
2 3 (3.30%) GPRS
2 3 (3.30%) UMTS
3 1 (1.10%) SMTP
3 1 (1.10%) HTTP
3 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.10%) DNS
3 1 (1.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (35.16%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (8.79%) MySQL
3 8 (8.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.40%) QlikView
5 2 (2.20%) DB2
6 1 (1.10%) MS Access
6 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.10%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (13.19%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.69%) JUnit
2 7 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.30%) Moq
5 2 (2.20%) JIRA
5 2 (2.20%) PhpStorm
5 2 (2.20%) Ant
5 2 (2.20%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.20%) Synon
6 1 (1.10%) JMeter
6 1 (1.10%) Subversion
6 1 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.10%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.10%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (13.19%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Retail
3 6 (6.59%) Electronics
4 5 (5.49%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.20%) Billing
6 1 (1.10%) Games
6 1 (1.10%) Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (58.24%) Developer
2 33 (36.26%) Software Engineer
3 16 (17.58%) Software Developer
4 13 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 10 (10.99%) Java Developer
6 8 (8.79%) Senior Developer
6 8 (8.79%) Programmer
7 7 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 7 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Software Development Manager
8 6 (6.59%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Development Manager
8 6 (6.59%) Analyst
8 6 (6.59%) C# Developer
8 6 (6.59%) Embedded C Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) C Software Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (52.75%) .NET
2 29 (31.87%) ASP.NET
3 23 (25.27%) Web Services
3 23 (25.27%) .NET Framework
4 22 (24.18%) HTML
5 21 (23.08%) XML
5 21 (23.08%) jQuery
6 18 (19.78%) CSS
7 14 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (14.29%) WinForms
9 11 (12.09%) HTML5
10 10 (10.99%) JSON
10 10 (10.99%) WCF
10 10 (10.99%) WPF
11 9 (9.89%) Spring
12 8 (8.79%) J2EE
12 8 (8.79%) SOAP
13 6 (6.59%) Hibernate
13 6 (6.59%) CSS3
13 6 (6.59%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.09%) Mobile App
3 10 (10.99%) N-Tier
3 10 (10.99%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.59%) User Experience
5 5 (5.49%) Algorithms
6 4 (4.40%) Client/Server
7 3 (3.30%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.20%) iSeries
8 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.20%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.20%) Physics
8 2 (2.20%) AS400
9 1 (1.10%) STB
9 1 (1.10%) Economics
9 1 (1.10%) Statistics
9 1 (1.10%) SCADA
9 1 (1.10%) Robotics
9 1 (1.10%) Psychology
9 1 (1.10%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (31.87%) Windows
2 11 (12.09%) Android
3 10 (10.99%) Windows CE
3 10 (10.99%) Apple iOS
4 9 (9.89%) Windows Mobile
5 6 (6.59%) Linux
6 3 (3.30%) UNIX
6 3 (3.30%) Windows Phone
6 3 (3.30%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (1.10%) AIX
7 1 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (28.57%) Scrum
2 26 (28.57%) MVC
3 19 (20.88%) TDD
4 17 (18.68%) OO
5 13 (14.29%) UML
6 12 (13.19%) Unit Testing
7 11 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (12.09%) Waterfall
8 10 (10.99%) Web Development
8 10 (10.99%) Pair Programming
8 10 (10.99%) Software Testing
9 9 (9.89%) Mobile Application Development
10 8 (8.79%) MVVM
10 8 (8.79%) SDLC
11 6 (6.59%) Mobile Development
11 6 (6.59%) BDD
11 6 (6.59%) Test Automation
11 6 (6.59%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (6.59%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (50.55%) SQL
2 38 (41.76%) C#
3 29 (31.87%) JavaScript
4 24 (26.37%) Java
5 20 (21.98%) C++
6 12 (13.19%) C
7 7 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 7 (7.69%) VB.NET
7 7 (7.69%) Embedded C
8 6 (6.59%) Embedded C++
9 4 (4.40%) Python
9 4 (4.40%) PHP
10 3 (3.30%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.30%) PHP5
11 2 (2.20%) RPG/400
11 2 (2.20%) RPG
11 2 (2.20%) VB
11 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.10%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.10%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (34.07%) Degree
2 6 (6.59%) HNC
2 6 (6.59%) HND
3 4 (4.40%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) IIBA
4 2 (2.20%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.20%) ISEB
5 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.79%) QA
2 7 (7.69%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 22 (24.18%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.09%) Oracle
3 3 (3.30%) Apple
4 2 (2.20%) BT
5 1 (1.10%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.10%) SAP
Warrington, Cheshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: Market related
Posted: 8 days ago
Wilmslow, Manchester
Mobica Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 Dependent on experience
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Wilmslow
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
RMI International
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
RMI International
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Macclesfield
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
Runcorn
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits/Progression
Posted: 19 days ago