Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 5 2
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,200 535 720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 35.89% 25.00% 25.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 40.05% 28.46% 29.76%
Number of salaries quoted 914 520 662
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £31,788 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,375 £57,500 £55,900
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,996 1,880 2,419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 89.59% 87.85% 86.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2,220 1,518 2,124
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Cheshire

Agile Software Development
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Agile Software Development in Cheshire

Agile Software Development
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Cheshire over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Agile Software Development in Cheshire

Agile Software Development
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 25 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +4 289 £50,000 -2.91% 18
Warrington +8 184 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Chester 0 181 £45,000 +12.50% 26
Macclesfield +7 82 £42,500 +21.43% 11
Crewe +2 61 £40,000 -5.88% 19
Wilmslow +2 45 £42,500 +4.94% 10
Alderley Edge - 18 £37,500 - 4
Runcorn -3 15 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Northwich -1 8 £36,500 +21.67% 3
Congleton - 8 £35,000 - 1
Nantwich -5 5 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Sandbach -4 3 £45,000 -
Ellesmere Port +5 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Frodsham - 1 £52,500 -
Daresbury - 1 £47,500 -
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, IT jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 456 (38.00%) Finance
2 339 (28.25%) C#
3 334 (27.83%) .NET
4 331 (27.58%) Java
5 308 (25.67%) MVC
6 292 (24.33%) Scrum
7 285 (23.75%) SQL Server
8 262 (21.83%) JavaScript
9 260 (21.67%) TDD
10 245 (20.42%) Banking
11 242 (20.17%) SQL
12 228 (19.00%) ASP.NET
13 199 (16.58%) Waterfall
14 195 (16.25%) HTML
15 186 (15.50%) Git (software)
16 181 (15.08%) AngularJS
17 179 (14.92%) RESTful
18 169 (14.08%) BDD
19 164 (13.67%) ASP.NET MVC
20 163 (13.58%) ASP.NET Web API
21 157 (13.08%) Risk Management
22 153 (12.75%) Stakeholder Management
22 153 (12.75%) CSS
22 153 (12.75%) SDLC
23 149 (12.42%) Node.js
24 148 (12.33%) Software Engineering
25 146 (12.17%) OO
26 144 (12.00%) DevOps
27 140 (11.67%) Spring
28 139 (11.58%) Microsoft

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 47 (3.92%) Confluence
2 43 (3.58%) Tomcat
3 38 (3.17%) JBoss
4 36 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
5 28 (2.33%) WebSphere
6 21 (1.75%) Apache Spark
7 18 (1.50%) CMS
7 18 (1.50%) Umbraco
8 16 (1.33%) MS Exchange
9 15 (1.25%) Apache
10 14 (1.17%) WebLogic
11 11 (0.92%) CICS
12 10 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 10 (0.83%) Jetty
12 10 (0.83%) Mule
13 6 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.50%) SAS
13 6 (0.50%) SharePoint
14 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.42%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (0.92%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.83%) Chatbot
4 9 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.50%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.33%) SPSS
8 3 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
10 1 (0.083%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.00%) Magento
2 10 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.58%) BASE24
4 6 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.083%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 95 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (7.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (2.25%) OpenShift
4 26 (2.17%) SaaS
5 22 (1.83%) IaaS
6 21 (1.75%) PaaS
7 19 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (1.58%) GitHub
8 17 (1.42%) DigitalOcean
8 17 (1.42%) Office 365
9 14 (1.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 10 (0.83%) Trello
11 6 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.33%) BrowserStack
12 4 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.25%) iTunes
14 2 (0.17%) Boomi
14 2 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
15 1 (0.083%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.50%) Internet
2 17 (1.42%) HTTP
3 5 (0.42%) Firewall
4 4 (0.33%) Network Security
5 3 (0.25%) SSH
6 2 (0.17%) ATM
6 2 (0.17%) POP3
6 2 (0.17%) SMTP
7 1 (0.083%) DNS
7 1 (0.083%) SAN
7 1 (0.083%) Skype
7 1 (0.083%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (23.75%) SQL Server
2 108 (9.00%) MySQL
3 90 (7.50%) NoSQL
4 82 (6.83%) SQL Server 2014
5 78 (6.50%) MongoDB
6 53 (4.42%) SQL Server 2016
7 35 (2.92%) Big Data
8 27 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (1.75%) DB2
9 21 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (1.67%) Hadoop
11 16 (1.33%) Oracle Database
11 16 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (1.25%) Relational Database
13 12 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (0.83%) QlikView
16 9 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (0.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 186 (15.50%) Git (software)
2 114 (9.50%) Jenkins
3 100 (8.33%) JIRA
4 59 (4.92%) Selenium
5 42 (3.50%) TeamCity
6 41 (3.42%) JUnit
6 41 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 40 (3.33%) Subversion
8 39 (3.25%) Cucumber
8 39 (3.25%) Gradle
9 33 (2.75%) Maven
10 23 (1.92%) Bitbucket
10 23 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
11 21 (1.75%) PHPUnit
11 21 (1.75%) Visual Studio
12 17 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
12 17 (1.42%) WebDriver
13 16 (1.33%) Eclipse
14 15 (1.25%) SoapUI
14 15 (1.25%) SonarQube
General
1 456 (38.00%) Finance
2 245 (20.42%) Banking
3 130 (10.83%) Investment Banking
4 115 (9.58%) Law
5 61 (5.08%) Advertising
6 45 (3.75%) Retail
7 40 (3.33%) Games
8 33 (2.75%) Retail Banking
9 18 (1.50%) Marketing
10 16 (1.33%) Legal
11 12 (1.00%) Telecoms
12 11 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
13 6 (0.50%) Billing
14 3 (0.25%) Automotive
14 3 (0.25%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.17%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.083%) Back Office
16 1 (0.083%) International Banking
16 1 (0.083%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.083%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 561 (46.75%) Developer
2 218 (18.17%) .NET Developer
3 112 (9.33%) Java Developer
4 103 (8.58%) Analyst
5 79 (6.58%) Software Developer
6 76 (6.33%) Business Analyst
6 76 (6.33%) C# Developer
7 74 (6.17%) Project Manager
8 64 (5.33%) Senior Developer
9 59 (4.92%) .NET Software Developer
10 56 (4.67%) C# .NET Developer
11 54 (4.50%) Software Engineer
12 48 (4.00%) PHP Developer
13 35 (2.92%) Architect
14 32 (2.67%) Delivery Manager
14 32 (2.67%) Messaging Developer
14 32 (2.67%) Tester
15 30 (2.50%) Junior
16 29 (2.42%) Scrum Master
16 29 (2.42%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 334 (27.83%) .NET
2 228 (19.00%) ASP.NET
3 195 (16.25%) HTML
4 181 (15.08%) AngularJS
5 179 (14.92%) RESTful
6 164 (13.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 163 (13.58%) ASP.NET Web API
8 153 (12.75%) CSS
9 149 (12.42%) Node.js
10 140 (11.67%) Spring
11 132 (11.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 130 (10.83%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 123 (10.25%) Web Services
14 119 (9.92%) jQuery
15 93 (7.75%) .NET Framework
15 93 (7.75%) WCF
16 89 (7.42%) Hibernate
17 82 (6.83%) SOAP
18 75 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
18 75 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.67%) Greenfield Project
2 78 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
4 55 (4.58%) Mobile App
5 53 (4.42%) User Experience
6 48 (4.00%) PMI
7 39 (3.25%) Fintech
8 34 (2.83%) Computer Science
9 23 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
10 19 (1.58%) Mainframe
10 19 (1.58%) Management Information System
11 16 (1.33%) Online Banking
11 16 (1.33%) Virtual Team
12 13 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
13 10 (0.83%) CMDB
13 10 (0.83%) N-Tier
14 9 (0.75%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.75%) Internet of Things
15 8 (0.67%) Analytical Mindset
15 8 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 113 (9.42%) Linux
2 88 (7.33%) Windows
3 57 (4.75%) Unix
4 56 (4.67%) Apple iOS
5 50 (4.17%) Android
6 18 (1.50%) Mac OS
7 10 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.83%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.58%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.42%) AIX
9 5 (0.42%) Windows Vista
9 5 (0.42%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.083%) Debian
11 1 (0.083%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.083%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.083%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.083%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (25.67%) MVC
2 292 (24.33%) Scrum
3 260 (21.67%) TDD
4 199 (16.58%) Waterfall
5 169 (14.08%) BDD
6 157 (13.08%) Risk Management
7 153 (12.75%) SDLC
7 153 (12.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 148 (12.33%) Software Engineering
9 146 (12.17%) OO
10 144 (12.00%) DevOps
11 138 (11.50%) Wealth Management
12 137 (11.42%) Project Management
13 134 (11.17%) Web Application Development
14 115 (9.58%) Test Automation
15 114 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
16 72 (6.00%) Information Security
17 71 (5.92%) Kanban
18 63 (5.25%) PRINCE2
19 59 (4.92%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 339 (28.25%) C#
2 331 (27.58%) Java
3 262 (21.83%) JavaScript
4 242 (20.17%) SQL
5 107 (8.92%) Ruby
6 93 (7.75%) PHP
7 63 (5.25%) T-SQL
8 49 (4.08%) Python
9 32 (2.67%) F#
10 28 (2.33%) C++
11 19 (1.58%) PL/SQL
12 17 (1.42%) Apple Swift
12 17 (1.42%) VB.NET
13 15 (1.25%) Objective-C
14 13 (1.08%) Perl
14 13 (1.08%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.00%) PowerShell
15 12 (1.00%) Scala
16 11 (0.92%) COBOL
16 11 (0.92%) R
Qualifications
1 116 (9.67%) Degree
2 55 (4.58%) PMI Certification
3 29 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (1.58%) ISEB
5 18 (1.50%) ISTQB
6 17 (1.42%) HND
6 17 (1.42%) PMP
7 14 (1.17%) Sun Certification
8 12 (1.00%) MCSE
8 12 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.75%) CISM
11 8 (0.67%) APMG
12 7 (0.58%) CISSP
13 6 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.25%) CSSLP
14 3 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
14 3 (0.25%) Postgraduate
14 3 (0.25%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (6.25%) QA
2 35 (2.92%) PMO
3 11 (0.92%) PSD2
4 8 (0.67%) PMBOK
5 5 (0.42%) GDPR
5 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.25%) GCP
7 3 (0.25%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.083%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.083%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.083%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (3.42%) Docker
2 13 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.58%) VirtualBox
3 7 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.50%) Xen
5 1 (0.083%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 35 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
2 32 (2.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 32 (2.67%) Kibana
2 32 (2.67%) WSUS
3 18 (1.50%) Kubernetes
3 18 (1.50%) Puppet
4 10 (0.83%) Ansible
5 8 (0.67%) Terraform
6 7 (0.58%) SCCM
7 6 (0.50%) Nagios
8 5 (0.42%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.33%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.25%) CA Wily
10 3 (0.25%) Oozie
10 3 (0.25%) Packer
11 2 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.083%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.083%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 139 (11.58%) Microsoft
2 86 (7.17%) Oracle
3 84 (7.00%) Google
4 30 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
5 26 (2.17%) Adobe
5 26 (2.17%) Red Hat
6 24 (2.00%) Twitter
7 23 (1.92%) Facebook
8 17 (1.42%) New Relic
9 15 (1.25%) IBM
9 15 (1.25%) Sun
10 13 (1.08%) CA Agile Central
10 13 (1.08%) HP
10 13 (1.08%) Zend
11 12 (1.00%) ServiceNow
12 11 (0.92%) Sybase
12 11 (0.92%) Tableau
13 9 (0.75%) Apple
13 9 (0.75%) Xamarin
14 7 (0.58%) AppDynamics