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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 37 25 39
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 4 15 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.57% 6.47% 2.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 6.67% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 4 15 5
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.64%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
224 225 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 87.84% 96.98% 93.61%
Number of salaries quoted 159 187 157
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 18 September 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (60.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) WPF
4 4 (40.00%) Django
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 4 (40.00%) Python
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) MySQL
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle
5 3 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (30.00%) Hibernate
5 3 (30.00%) REST
5 3 (30.00%) JavaFX
5 3 (30.00%) Web Development
5 3 (30.00%) Java EE
6 2 (20.00%) WCF
6 2 (20.00%) UML
6 2 (20.00%) Electronics
6 2 (20.00%) J2EE
7 1 (10.00%) HTML
7 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Project Management
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) MySQL
2 3 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (20.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) WPF
3 4 (40.00%) Django
4 3 (30.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (30.00%) REST
4 3 (30.00%) JavaFX
4 3 (30.00%) Java EE
5 2 (20.00%) WCF
5 2 (20.00%) J2EE
6 1 (10.00%) HTML
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (10.00%) CSS
6 1 (10.00%) Web Services
6 1 (10.00%) jQuery
6 1 (10.00%) LINQ
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Phone 8
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Phone
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Web Development
4 2 (20.00%) UML
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Telerik
Chester, Cheshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday