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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 25 25 35
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 3 15 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.75% 7.11% 5.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 8.52% 6.74%
Number of salaries quoted 0 12 21
Average salary - £41,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +19.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
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
139 176 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 81.29% 83.41% 88.34%
Number of salaries quoted 105 106 247
Average salary £40,000 £37,750 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.96% +5.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,800 £45,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) Games
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) C
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (25.00%) CAN bus
4 1 (12.50%) Refactoring
4 1 (12.50%) Django
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) VCP4
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) MS Access

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) MS Access
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Games
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Software Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Graduate
3 2 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Graduate Software Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Graduate Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Python/Django Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Django Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Trainee Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Trainee
4 1 (12.50%) Python Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Junior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Development Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Django
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) CAN bus
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Refactoring
1 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
1 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (12.50%) TDD
1 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
1 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
1 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
1 1 (12.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) C
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) VCP4
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago