The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Chester 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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 26 39 42
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3 3 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.75% 1.24% 4.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 1.31% 4.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 18
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £34,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £41,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Software Engineer
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
162 229 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 94.74% 95.02% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 114 158 246
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,800 £25,200 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Chester

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) C
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) Embedded C
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) CAN bus
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) PHP
4 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (14.29%) J2EE
4 1 (14.29%) MySQL
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) Ant
4 1 (14.29%) JUnit
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) JDBC
4 1 (14.29%) JSP
4 1 (14.29%) Struts
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) HND
4 1 (14.29%) OOP
4 1 (14.29%) OO

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 1 (14.29%) WinCC
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) Modbus
2 1 (14.29%) Profibus
2 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Concordion
2 1 (14.29%) Ant
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) JDBC
2 1 (14.29%) JSP
2 1 (14.29%) Struts
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 1 (14.29%) Spring
2 1 (14.29%) Ajax
2 1 (14.29%) Spring MVC
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) JPA
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) CAN bus
2 1 (14.29%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Embedded C
3 1 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) HND
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Siemens