Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 490 614 1,250
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 32.24% 28.92% 36.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 35.40% 31.34% 39.73%
Number of salaries quoted 410 515 995
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £74,250 £68,750
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +4.05%

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 1,384 1,959 3,146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 91.05% 92.28% 92.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,067 1,404 2,300
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,963 £67,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Cheshire

Agile Software Development
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Agile Software Development in Cheshire

Agile Software Development
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development in Cheshire over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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
Warrington 0 187 £50,000 +10.80% 25
Chester +6 103 £42,500 -5.56% 19
Wilmslow -6 41 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Knutsford +1 20 £67,500 +22.73% 5
Crewe -10 16 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Runcorn +8 12 £67,500 +82.43% 2
Ellesmere Port +1 9 £65,000 +116.67%
Northwich -3 6 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Macclesfield -18 5 £45,000 +20.00%
Alderley Edge -1 4 £52,500 +10.53% 2
Sandbach -2 4 £60,000 +14.29%
Nantwich +2 2 £52,500 +50.00%
Daresbury - 2 £52,500 -
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 221 (45.10%) .NET
2 204 (41.63%) C#
3 167 (34.08%) SQL
4 163 (33.27%) SQL Server
5 154 (31.43%) Azure
6 149 (30.41%) JavaScript
7 132 (26.94%) Scrum
8 127 (25.92%) Microsoft
9 111 (22.65%) Java
10 105 (21.43%) DevOps
11 103 (21.02%) MVC
12 98 (20.00%) ASP.NET
13 96 (19.59%) HTML
14 94 (19.18%) AngularJS
15 82 (16.73%) CSS
16 81 (16.53%) Microservices
17 74 (15.10%) Finance
18 72 (14.69%) Software Engineering
19 70 (14.29%) Git (software)
20 69 (14.08%) REST
20 69 (14.08%) ASP.NET Web API
21 68 (13.88%) Test Automation
22 64 (13.06%) Selenium
23 63 (12.86%) .NET Core
24 60 (12.24%) AWS
24 60 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
25 58 (11.84%) React
25 58 (11.84%) SDLC
26 56 (11.43%) JIRA
27 54 (11.02%) ASP.NET MVC

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 31 (6.33%) Confluence
2 13 (2.65%) NServiceBus
3 5 (1.02%) Mule
4 4 (0.82%) IIS
5 3 (0.61%) CMS
6 2 (0.41%) JBoss
6 2 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (0.82%) Adobe XD
1 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.61%) Figma
2 3 (0.61%) InDesign
2 3 (0.61%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.61%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.20%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) SAP Hybris
1 3 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 154 (31.43%) Azure
2 60 (12.24%) AWS
3 31 (6.33%) GitHub
4 19 (3.88%) SaaS
5 17 (3.47%) Trello
6 14 (2.86%) PaaS
7 11 (2.24%) Serverless
8 8 (1.63%) GCP
9 5 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.02%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.02%) Azure Functions
9 5 (1.02%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.82%) Amazon ECS
10 4 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.82%) Amazon Glacier
10 4 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.41%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.45%) Internet
2 11 (2.24%) SNA
3 9 (1.84%) Firewall
4 7 (1.43%) HTTP
5 4 (0.82%) DHCP
5 4 (0.82%) MPLS
5 4 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.61%) Intranet
7 2 (0.41%) DNS
7 2 (0.41%) VPN
8 1 (0.20%) DSL
8 1 (0.20%) Hyperconnected
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (33.27%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.10%) Oracle Database
3 19 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (3.67%) BusinessObjects
4 18 (3.67%) NoSQL
4 18 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (3.47%) Big Data
6 13 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.24%) Data Mining
8 9 (1.84%) Redis
8 9 (1.84%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.63%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.43%) Biml
10 7 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.22%) Neo4j
11 6 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (1.02%) MySQL
12 5 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 70 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 64 (13.06%) Selenium
3 56 (11.43%) JIRA
4 52 (10.61%) Jenkins
5 48 (9.80%) Bitbucket
6 45 (9.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 44 (8.98%) NUnit
7 44 (8.98%) WebDriver
8 37 (7.55%) Cucumber
8 37 (7.55%) Maven
9 34 (6.94%) TeamCity
10 33 (6.73%) Octopus Deploy
11 32 (6.53%) JUnit
12 28 (5.71%) Hudson
13 27 (5.51%) TestNG
14 20 (4.08%) Oracle APEX
14 20 (4.08%) Visual Studio
15 12 (2.45%) Postman
16 11 (2.24%) Appium
16 11 (2.24%) SpecFlow
General
1 74 (15.10%) Finance
2 21 (4.29%) Legal
3 19 (3.88%) Retail
4 16 (3.27%) Law
5 15 (3.06%) Financial Institution
6 13 (2.65%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.43%) Back Office
9 5 (1.02%) Banking
10 4 (0.82%) Police
10 4 (0.82%) Public Sector
11 3 (0.61%) Advertising
12 2 (0.41%) Games
12 2 (0.41%) Marketing
12 2 (0.41%) Social Science
13 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 198 (40.41%) Developer
2 56 (11.43%) .NET Developer
3 46 (9.39%) C# Developer
4 45 (9.18%) Analyst
4 45 (9.18%) Senior Developer
5 44 (8.98%) Software Engineer
6 36 (7.35%) Java Developer
6 36 (7.35%) Software Developer
7 33 (6.73%) Tester
8 26 (5.31%) .NET Software Engineer
8 26 (5.31%) Architect
9 24 (4.90%) Automation Engineer
9 24 (4.90%) Business Analyst
9 24 (4.90%) Lead Developer
10 23 (4.69%) Agile Developer
11 22 (4.49%) Full Stack Developer
11 22 (4.49%) Junior
12 21 (4.29%) Senior Agile Developer
13 20 (4.08%) JavaScript Engineer
14 18 (3.67%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (45.10%) .NET
2 98 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 96 (19.59%) HTML
4 94 (19.18%) AngularJS
5 82 (16.73%) CSS
6 69 (14.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 69 (14.08%) REST
7 63 (12.86%) .NET Core
8 58 (11.84%) React
9 54 (11.02%) ASP.NET MVC
10 53 (10.82%) Web Services
11 46 (9.39%) Node.js
12 45 (9.18%) .NET Framework
13 42 (8.57%) HTML5
14 41 (8.37%) SOAP
15 34 (6.94%) Entity Framework
16 31 (6.33%) jQuery
16 31 (6.33%) RESTful
17 21 (4.29%) CSS3
18 17 (3.47%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.76%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (6.94%) User Experience
3 28 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (3.06%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.65%) Algorithms
7 13 (2.65%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.45%) Social Media
9 11 (2.24%) e-Health
9 11 (2.24%) Internet of Things
9 11 (2.24%) Social Network
10 7 (1.43%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.22%) Robotics
12 5 (1.02%) FMCG
13 4 (0.82%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.61%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.61%) Clustering
14 3 (0.61%) CMDB
15 2 (0.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 40 (8.16%) Windows
2 26 (5.31%) Linux
3 16 (3.27%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.45%) VMS
5 9 (1.84%) Android
6 8 (1.63%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.63%) Unix
7 7 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
7 7 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.43%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (26.94%) Scrum
2 105 (21.43%) DevOps
3 103 (21.02%) MVC
4 81 (16.53%) Microservices
5 72 (14.69%) Software Engineering
6 68 (13.88%) Test Automation
7 60 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
8 58 (11.84%) SDLC
9 48 (9.80%) TDD
10 47 (9.59%) Project Management
11 44 (8.98%) Analytics
12 43 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
13 40 (8.16%) OO
14 38 (7.76%) BDD
15 34 (6.94%) SOA
15 34 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
16 33 (6.73%) User Acceptance Testing
17 31 (6.33%) Software Delivery
18 30 (6.12%) Mentoring
19 28 (5.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 204 (41.63%) C#
2 167 (34.08%) SQL
3 149 (30.41%) JavaScript
4 111 (22.65%) Java
5 47 (9.59%) Python
6 20 (4.08%) PL/SQL
6 20 (4.08%) PowerShell
6 20 (4.08%) T-SQL
7 18 (3.67%) Shell Script
8 16 (3.27%) PHP
9 13 (2.65%) VBScript
10 12 (2.45%) TypeScript
11 4 (0.82%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.82%) Go
12 3 (0.61%) ABAP
12 3 (0.61%) C
13 2 (0.41%) C++
13 2 (0.41%) Java 8
13 2 (0.41%) Ruby
13 2 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (7.76%) Degree
2 19 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (3.06%) Security Cleared
4 13 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (2.65%) MCSD
5 12 (2.45%) PhD
6 10 (2.04%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.43%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.22%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.61%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.41%) HND
12 1 (0.20%) MCPD
12 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.20%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (8.98%) QA
2 5 (1.02%) GDPR
3 3 (0.61%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.61%) PMO
4 2 (0.41%) COBIT
5 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (10.00%) Docker
2 17 (3.47%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.82%) vSphere
4 4 (0.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (4.29%) Terraform
2 19 (3.88%) Ansible
2 19 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (3.47%) Puppet
4 10 (2.04%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.82%) FortiGate
5 4 (0.82%) IBM BigFix
5 4 (0.82%) SCCM
5 4 (0.82%) vCenter Server
6 3 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.61%) Pacemaker
7 1 (0.20%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 127 (25.92%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.53%) Oracle
3 22 (4.49%) VMware
4 14 (2.86%) SAP
4 14 (2.86%) Sitecore
5 13 (2.65%) Xamarin
6 8 (1.63%) Adobe
6 8 (1.63%) Cisco
7 7 (1.43%) webMethods
8 5 (1.02%) Cognos
8 5 (1.02%) F5
8 5 (1.02%) Google
8 5 (1.02%) New Relic
9 4 (0.82%) BMC
9 4 (0.82%) Citrix
9 4 (0.82%) DevExpress
9 4 (0.82%) Fortinet
9 4 (0.82%) IBM
9 4 (0.82%) Juniper
9 4 (0.82%) Meraki