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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 39 30 42
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 6 11 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.22% 4.38% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 5.37% 5.65%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 6
Average salary £35,000 £41,750 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.16% +32.53%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
220 205 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 81.48% 81.67% 63.59%
Number of salaries quoted 143 155 98
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +8.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £50,715
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 2014, 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 16 (69.57%) .NET
2 12 (52.17%) C#
2 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
3 11 (47.83%) Java
4 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
4 9 (39.13%) Oracle
5 8 (34.78%) Python
6 7 (30.43%) SQL
6 7 (30.43%) HTML
7 6 (26.09%) CSS
7 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (26.09%) jQuery
8 5 (21.74%) WPF
8 5 (21.74%) Degree
8 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
8 5 (21.74%) Project Management
8 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
8 5 (21.74%) C
8 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
9 4 (17.39%) SAS
9 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
9 4 (17.39%) Web Services
9 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (17.39%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (17.39%) C++
9 4 (17.39%) Business Objects
9 4 (17.39%) MS Office
9 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
9 4 (17.39%) SAP
9 4 (17.39%) J2EE

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) SAS
3 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.70%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (13.04%) MySQL
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.70%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.35%) JMeter
3 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Developer
2 11 (47.83%) Software Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) C# Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Consultant
4 5 (21.74%) C# Software Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Java Software Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Graduate
5 4 (17.39%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (17.39%) Lead Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Lead C# Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Python Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Python Software Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Django Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Python/Django Developer
6 2 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (69.57%) .NET
2 7 (30.43%) HTML
3 6 (26.09%) jQuery
3 6 (26.09%) CSS
4 5 (21.74%) WPF
5 4 (17.39%) J2EE
5 4 (17.39%) Web Services
5 4 (17.39%) Django
6 3 (13.04%) JavaFX
6 3 (13.04%) REST
6 3 (13.04%) Java EE
6 3 (13.04%) Hibernate
7 2 (8.70%) Spring
7 2 (8.70%) Apache Axis
7 2 (8.70%) WCF
7 2 (8.70%) XML
7 2 (8.70%) XSLT
7 2 (8.70%) WSDL
7 2 (8.70%) JAX-RPC
7 2 (8.70%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 4 (17.39%) Statistics
2 4 (17.39%) Mathematics
2 4 (17.39%) Physics
3 1 (4.35%) Open Source
3 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Android
1 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Phone 8
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) Web Development
4 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.70%) UML
6 1 (4.35%) Quality Management
6 1 (4.35%) MVC
6 1 (4.35%) Load Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Stress Testing
6 1 (4.35%) QMS
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.35%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) C#
2 11 (47.83%) Java
3 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
4 8 (34.78%) Python
5 7 (30.43%) SQL
6 5 (21.74%) C
7 4 (17.39%) C++
8 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
8 2 (8.70%) XPath
9 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) Business Objects
3 4 (17.39%) SAP
4 2 (8.70%) IBM
4 2 (8.70%) Perforce
5 1 (4.35%) Telerik
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