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

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 39 27 40
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +13
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 4 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.63% 5.96% 3.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 6.93% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4 13 6
Average salary £35,000 £48,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.83% +61.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
207 202 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 84.15% 85.96% 68.44%
Number of salaries quoted 136 168 111
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +7.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £46,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 17 September 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 11 (68.75%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) C#
3 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) HTML
4 6 (37.50%) Java
5 5 (31.25%) CSS
5 5 (31.25%) Python
5 5 (31.25%) WPF
5 5 (31.25%) jQuery
6 4 (25.00%) SQL
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (25.00%) Django
7 3 (18.75%) MySQL
7 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
7 3 (18.75%) Web Development
7 3 (18.75%) Java EE
7 3 (18.75%) JavaFX
7 3 (18.75%) REST
8 2 (12.50%) C
8 2 (12.50%) J2EE
8 2 (12.50%) Web Services
8 2 (12.50%) UML
8 2 (12.50%) Project Management
8 2 (12.50%) Electronics

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) MySQL
2 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.25%) JMeter
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Software Engineer
2 9 (56.25%) Developer
3 5 (31.25%) C# Developer
3 5 (31.25%) C# Software Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Python Developer
4 4 (25.00%) Python Software Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Django Developer
4 4 (25.00%) Python/Django Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Lead Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Lead C# Developer
6 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Consultant
6 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Programmer
7 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Test Consultant
7 1 (6.25%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) HTML
3 5 (31.25%) jQuery
3 5 (31.25%) CSS
3 5 (31.25%) WPF
4 4 (25.00%) Django
5 3 (18.75%) JavaFX
5 3 (18.75%) REST
5 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
5 3 (18.75%) Java EE
6 2 (12.50%) WCF
6 2 (12.50%) Web Services
6 2 (12.50%) J2EE
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
7 1 (6.25%) LINQ
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Statistics
1 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
1 1 (6.25%) Physics
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone 8
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Web Development
3 2 (12.50%) UML
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C#
2 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) Java
4 5 (31.25%) Python
5 4 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) C
7 1 (6.25%) C++
7 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Telerik
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