The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 34 41 27
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -14
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 17 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 5.84% 2.23% 4.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.32% 2.63% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16 6 10
Average salary £42,250 £35,000 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.71% -16.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,000 £28,350
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £35,000 £48,650
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Software Engineering
Cheshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
269 228 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 92.44% 84.76% 83.46%
Number of salaries quoted 178 151 160
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,715 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Software Engineering Salary Trend in Chester

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Chester region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in Chester

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 15 (65.22%) HTML
1 15 (65.22%) Web Services
2 14 (60.87%) SQL
2 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
3 13 (56.52%) Java
4 12 (52.17%) CSS
5 11 (47.83%) XML
5 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (43.48%) Spring
6 10 (43.48%) J2EE
7 9 (39.13%) JUnit
7 9 (39.13%) C++
7 9 (39.13%) Ajax
8 8 (34.78%) jQuery
8 8 (34.78%) Oracle
9 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
9 7 (30.43%) PL/SQL
9 7 (30.43%) C#
9 7 (30.43%) Windows
9 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
9 7 (30.43%) .NET
10 6 (26.09%) VB.NET
10 6 (26.09%) JIRA
10 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (26.09%) WCF
11 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
11 5 (21.74%) Spring MVC
11 5 (21.74%) JPA
11 5 (21.74%) AngularJS
11 5 (21.74%) Struts

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 (21.74%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.35%) SAS
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) JUnit
2 6 (26.09%) JIRA
3 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
4 3 (13.04%) Eclipse
4 3 (13.04%) Ant
4 3 (13.04%) Maven
4 3 (13.04%) Selenium
5 2 (8.70%) Mockito
5 2 (8.70%) Jasmine
6 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Games
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Online Betting
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Consultant
2 8 (34.78%) Java Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Software Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Java Software Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Java Programmer
3 5 (21.74%) Software Consultant
3 5 (21.74%) Programmer
3 5 (21.74%) Software Programmer
4 2 (8.70%) Head of Security
4 2 (8.70%) Engineering Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Head of IT Security
4 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Graduate
4 2 (8.70%) Head of IT
4 2 (8.70%) IT Security Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) HTML
1 15 (65.22%) Web Services
2 12 (52.17%) CSS
3 11 (47.83%) XML
4 10 (43.48%) Spring
4 10 (43.48%) J2EE
5 9 (39.13%) Ajax
6 8 (34.78%) jQuery
7 7 (30.43%) .NET
8 6 (26.09%) WCF
9 5 (21.74%) JPA
9 5 (21.74%) AngularJS
9 5 (21.74%) Struts
9 5 (21.74%) JDBC
9 5 (21.74%) Hibernate
9 5 (21.74%) Spring MVC
10 3 (13.04%) JSON
10 3 (13.04%) JSP
10 3 (13.04%) SOAP
10 3 (13.04%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Social Media
2 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Raspberry Pi
3 1 (4.35%) BeagleBone
3 1 (4.35%) Economics
3 1 (4.35%) Statistics
3 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.35%) Physics
3 1 (4.35%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) MVC
3 4 (17.39%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (13.04%) Pair Programming
4 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) Android Development
5 2 (8.70%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) Web Development
5 2 (8.70%) Business Development
5 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (8.70%) Information Security
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.35%) SOA
6 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) TDD
6 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) SQL
1 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
2 13 (56.52%) Java
3 9 (39.13%) C++
4 7 (30.43%) C#
4 7 (30.43%) PL/SQL
5 6 (26.09%) VB.NET
6 2 (8.70%) C
6 2 (8.70%) ANSI C
6 2 (8.70%) PHP
7 1 (4.35%) Python
7 1 (4.35%) Assembly Language
7 1 (4.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) CEH
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
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