Period
to 19 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SDLC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SDLC over the 6 months to 19 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 35 38
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -5
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 131 263 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.22% 7.72% 5.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.70% 8.35% 6.16%
Number of salaries quoted 79 158 81
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.76% +19.38% -
10th Percentile £31,832 £30,875 £29,750
90th Percentile £62,940 £65,750 £52,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -

SDLC 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 1,954 3,149 1,949
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 92.78% 92.43% 90.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,428 2,321 1,556
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £23,875
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,125
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SDLC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Cheshire

SDLC
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for SDLC in Cheshire

SDLC
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

Salary histogram for SDLC in Cheshire

SDLC
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 March 2019. 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 +30 34 £46,528 +6.35% 3
Knutsford -8 30 £32,500 -35.00% 2
Crewe +28 17 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Nantwich -8 10 £35,250 -17.06%
Macclesfield +14 7 £37,500 -
Wilmslow -5 7 £39,000 -4.00%
Northwich -2 3 £42,500 -
Chester +27 1 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Sandbach -3 1 £50,000 +11.11%
SDLC
North West

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, IT jobs citing SDLC 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 SDLC.

1 75 (57.25%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (28.24%) Project Management
3 36 (27.48%) .NET
4 35 (26.72%) C#
5 33 (25.19%) Finance
6 30 (22.90%) Risk Management
7 27 (20.61%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (19.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (18.32%) TDD
9 24 (18.32%) Business Analysis
9 24 (18.32%) Waterfall
10 23 (17.56%) Java
10 23 (17.56%) SQL
11 22 (16.79%) SQL Server
11 22 (16.79%) Software Engineering
12 20 (15.27%) Banking
12 20 (15.27%) Microsoft
12 20 (15.27%) Problem-Solving
13 19 (14.50%) Line Management
14 18 (13.74%) JavaScript
15 17 (12.98%) Law
15 17 (12.98%) Investment Banking
15 17 (12.98%) Wealth Management
16 16 (12.21%) REST
16 16 (12.21%) Test Automation
16 16 (12.21%) ASP.NET
16 16 (12.21%) PRINCE2
16 16 (12.21%) Technical Leadership
16 16 (12.21%) Continuous Deployment
17 15 (11.45%) Microsoft Office

SDLC
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 7 (5.34%) Confluence
2 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (11.45%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (9.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (9.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.34%) Force.com
2 3 (2.29%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.53%) Apigee
4 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.05%) Internet
2 2 (1.53%) ATM
3 1 (0.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.79%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.69%) Big Data
3 5 (3.82%) MySQL
3 5 (3.82%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.29%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.53%) DB2
5 2 (1.53%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.76%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 14 (10.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (9.16%) JIRA
3 10 (7.63%) Selenium
4 9 (6.87%) Jenkins
5 8 (6.11%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.05%) PHPUnit
7 3 (2.29%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.29%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.29%) Protractor
7 3 (2.29%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.29%) SonarQube
7 3 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (2.29%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.53%) Gradle
8 2 (1.53%) Subversion
8 2 (1.53%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.53%) Xcode
9 1 (0.76%) MSI
General
1 33 (25.19%) Finance
2 20 (15.27%) Banking
3 17 (12.98%) Investment Banking
3 17 (12.98%) Law
4 12 (9.16%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.05%) Marketing
6 2 (1.53%) Games
6 2 (1.53%) Retail
7 1 (0.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 38 (29.01%) Developer
2 24 (18.32%) Analyst
3 18 (13.74%) Project Manager
4 13 (9.92%) .NET Developer
4 13 (9.92%) Business Analyst
5 12 (9.16%) Analytics Manager
5 12 (9.16%) Data Analytics Manager
5 12 (9.16%) Software Project Manager
6 9 (6.87%) Architect
7 8 (6.11%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.34%) Administrator
8 7 (5.34%) Salesforce Administrator
8 7 (5.34%) Web Developer
9 6 (4.58%) Applications Developer
9 6 (4.58%) Lead Developer
9 6 (4.58%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.58%) Tester
10 5 (3.82%) Development Manager
10 5 (3.82%) Software Development Manager
10 5 (3.82%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (27.48%) .NET
2 16 (12.21%) ASP.NET
2 16 (12.21%) REST
3 13 (9.92%) HTML
4 12 (9.16%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (8.40%) jQuery
6 9 (6.87%) WCF
7 8 (6.11%) CSS
8 7 (5.34%) Visualforce
9 6 (4.58%) AngularJS
9 6 (4.58%) HTML5
9 6 (4.58%) Web Services
10 5 (3.82%) JSON
10 5 (3.82%) RESTful
10 5 (3.82%) SOAP
11 4 (3.05%) Behat
11 4 (3.05%) CSS3
11 4 (3.05%) Node.js
12 3 (2.29%) Gherkin
12 3 (2.29%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.61%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.69%) Algorithms
3 12 (9.16%) PMI
4 8 (6.11%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (5.34%) Fintech
5 7 (5.34%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (4.58%) User Experience
7 3 (2.29%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.53%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.53%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.53%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.53%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.76%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.87%) Windows
2 4 (3.05%) Unix
3 3 (2.29%) Linux
4 2 (1.53%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.76%) Android
5 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (57.25%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (28.24%) Project Management
3 30 (22.90%) Risk Management
4 25 (19.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (18.32%) Business Analysis
5 24 (18.32%) TDD
5 24 (18.32%) Waterfall
6 22 (16.79%) Software Engineering
7 20 (15.27%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (14.50%) Line Management
9 17 (12.98%) Wealth Management
10 16 (12.21%) Continuous Deployment
10 16 (12.21%) PRINCE2
10 16 (12.21%) Technical Leadership
10 16 (12.21%) Test Automation
11 15 (11.45%) Change Control
12 14 (10.69%) Data Analysis
13 13 (9.92%) CRM
13 13 (9.92%) Requirements Analysis
13 13 (9.92%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 35 (26.72%) C#
2 23 (17.56%) Java
2 23 (17.56%) SQL
3 18 (13.74%) JavaScript
4 12 (9.16%) C++
5 7 (5.34%) Apex Code
5 7 (5.34%) SOQL
6 6 (4.58%) PHP
7 5 (3.82%) Ruby
8 4 (3.05%) C
9 3 (2.29%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.53%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.53%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.53%) PHP 7
10 2 (1.53%) Python
10 2 (1.53%) R
10 2 (1.53%) VB
11 1 (0.76%) COBOL
11 1 (0.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (9.16%) Degree
1 12 (9.16%) PhD
1 12 (9.16%) PMI Certification
2 7 (5.34%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (4.58%) TOGAF Certification
4 3 (2.29%) ISEB
5 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.76%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.45%) QA
2 7 (5.34%) PMO
3 3 (2.29%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (1.53%) HDFS
2 1 (0.76%) Docker
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (4.58%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.05%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.76%) AppDNA
3 1 (0.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (15.27%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.34%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (3.05%) HP
3 4 (3.05%) Oracle
4 3 (2.29%) Ab Initio
4 3 (2.29%) Teradata
5 2 (1.53%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.53%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.76%) Actuate
6 1 (0.76%) IBM
6 1 (0.76%) Tableau
6 1 (0.76%) webMethods