Period
to 23 May 2018

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 23 May 2018 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 34 39
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5 -5
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 210 151 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.82% 6.39% 5.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.39% 7.20% 6.22%
Number of salaries quoted 128 88 134
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% +5.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,775 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,425 £53,750 £47,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.88%

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 2,842 2,096 2,105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 92.36% 88.74% 88.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,063 1,631 1,795
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £21,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £61,250 £55,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 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 -12 86 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Warrington +4 13 £45,000 +13.92% 4
Crewe +3 12 £36,750 +5.00% 2
Nantwich - 9 £42,500 -
Macclesfield -5 8 £30,000 -14.29% 1
Wilmslow +7 6 £40,000 -15.79%
Runcorn +3 6 £38,000 +16.92%
Chester -9 5 £36,250 -19.44% 5
Congleton - 1 £50,000 -
Northwich - 1 - -
SDLC
North West

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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.

1 117 (55.71%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (47.62%) Finance
3 87 (41.43%) Java
4 80 (38.10%) Banking
5 52 (24.76%) Risk Management
5 52 (24.76%) Investment Banking
5 52 (24.76%) Wealth Management
6 51 (24.29%) .NET
7 50 (23.81%) JavaScript
8 43 (20.48%) C#
8 43 (20.48%) Law
8 43 (20.48%) Waterfall
8 43 (20.48%) DevOps
9 40 (19.05%) SQL
10 35 (16.67%) Project Management
10 35 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 33 (15.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 33 (15.71%) Test Automation
12 32 (15.24%) Scrum
12 32 (15.24%) Degree
12 32 (15.24%) Web Services
13 31 (14.76%) ASP.NET
13 31 (14.76%) Jenkins
14 28 (13.33%) MVC
14 28 (13.33%) SQL Server
14 28 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (12.86%) HTML
16 26 (12.38%) Spring
17 24 (11.43%) Advertising
18 23 (10.95%) REST

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 16 (7.62%) Confluence
2 8 (3.81%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (2.38%) IIS
3 5 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.43%) CICS
5 2 (0.95%) Anypoint
5 2 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.95%) JBoss
5 2 (0.95%) Jetty
5 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.95%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.48%) Blender
2 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) BASE24
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.24%) OpenShift
3 5 (2.38%) NuGet
4 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.43%) Serverless
6 2 (0.95%) npm
7 1 (0.48%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.76%) Internet
2 6 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.48%) ATM
3 1 (0.48%) CTI
3 1 (0.48%) HTTP
3 1 (0.48%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.71%) MySQL
3 7 (3.33%) DB2
4 4 (1.90%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.43%) GIS
5 3 (1.43%) IMS/DB
5 3 (1.43%) MariaDB
5 3 (1.43%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.95%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (0.95%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (0.95%) Cognos Transformer
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.48%) Power BI
7 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (14.76%) Jenkins
2 19 (9.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (7.14%) Selenium
4 14 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 14 (6.67%) JIRA
4 14 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (6.19%) Bitbucket
6 10 (4.76%) Git (software)
6 10 (4.76%) SonarQube
7 8 (3.81%) Maven
8 7 (3.33%) TeamCity
9 6 (2.86%) CA Release Automation
9 6 (2.86%) Gradle
9 6 (2.86%) Visual Studio
10 5 (2.38%) Bower
10 5 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (1.43%) Xcode
13 2 (0.95%) Apache Ivy
13 2 (0.95%) Subversion
General
1 100 (47.62%) Finance
2 80 (38.10%) Banking
3 52 (24.76%) Investment Banking
4 43 (20.48%) Law
5 24 (11.43%) Advertising
6 5 (2.38%) Marketing
7 3 (1.43%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.95%) Legal
8 2 (0.95%) Retail
9 1 (0.48%) Games
9 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 71 (33.81%) Developer
2 29 (13.81%) Java Developer
3 27 (12.86%) Analyst
4 22 (10.48%) .NET Developer
5 16 (7.62%) Business Analyst
5 16 (7.62%) Technical Manager
6 15 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
7 12 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
7 12 (5.71%) Release Manager
7 12 (5.71%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 12 (5.71%) Tester
8 11 (5.24%) Applications Developer
9 10 (4.76%) Junior
9 10 (4.76%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.76%) Senior Developer
9 10 (4.76%) Software Developer
10 9 (4.29%) Java Applications Developer
11 8 (3.81%) C# Developer
11 8 (3.81%) Software Engineer
11 8 (3.81%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (24.29%) .NET
2 32 (15.24%) Web Services
3 31 (14.76%) ASP.NET
4 27 (12.86%) HTML
5 26 (12.38%) Spring
6 23 (10.95%) REST
7 22 (10.48%) SOAP
8 19 (9.05%) CSS
9 18 (8.57%) Hibernate
10 15 (7.14%) .NET Framework
11 14 (6.67%) J2EE
12 13 (6.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (6.19%) jQuery
13 12 (5.71%) Node.js
14 10 (4.76%) Java EE
15 9 (4.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 8 (3.81%) RESTful
16 8 (3.81%) XML
17 7 (3.33%) JSP
17 7 (3.33%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.67%) Mobile App
1 14 (6.67%) PMI
2 13 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (3.81%) IVR
5 7 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.86%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.90%) Fintech
7 4 (1.90%) Internet of Things
7 4 (1.90%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.43%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.95%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.95%) User Experience
10 1 (0.48%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.48%) PKI
10 1 (0.48%) RIA
10 1 (0.48%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.48%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.62%) Apple iOS
2 13 (6.19%) Android
3 12 (5.71%) Windows
4 8 (3.81%) Linux
5 7 (3.33%) Unix
6 1 (0.48%) AIX
6 1 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (55.71%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (24.76%) Risk Management
2 52 (24.76%) Wealth Management
3 43 (20.48%) DevOps
3 43 (20.48%) Waterfall
4 35 (16.67%) Project Management
4 35 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 33 (15.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (15.71%) Test Automation
6 32 (15.24%) Scrum
7 28 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (13.33%) MVC
8 22 (10.48%) ITIL
9 21 (10.00%) Information Security
10 20 (9.52%) PRINCE2
11 18 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (7.62%) Open Source
12 16 (7.62%) Test Strategy
13 15 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 87 (41.43%) Java
2 50 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 43 (20.48%) C#
4 40 (19.05%) SQL
5 11 (5.24%) PHP
6 10 (4.76%) C++
6 10 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 9 (4.29%) C
8 8 (3.81%) Python
9 6 (2.86%) Embedded C
9 6 (2.86%) Java 8
9 6 (2.86%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.90%) COBOL
10 4 (1.90%) Groovy
10 4 (1.90%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.43%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.43%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.43%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.43%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (15.24%) Degree
2 14 (6.67%) PMI Certification
3 11 (5.24%) CISSP
4 9 (4.29%) CSSLP
4 9 (4.29%) ISTQB
4 9 (4.29%) Sun Certification
5 7 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.90%) ISEB
6 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.48%) CISM
8 1 (0.48%) HND
8 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.48%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.48%) PMP
8 1 (0.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.52%) QA
2 6 (2.86%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.90%) PMO
4 3 (1.43%) PSD2
5 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.48%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.48%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 12 (5.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (4.76%) Kubernetes
2 9 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.90%) Ansible
4 3 (1.43%) Terraform
5 2 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.48%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 17 (8.10%) Oracle
2 12 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.29%) Sun
4 6 (2.86%) IBM
5 5 (2.38%) Adobe
5 5 (2.38%) MuleSoft
5 5 (2.38%) Twitter
6 4 (1.90%) Google
7 3 (1.43%) Apigee
7 3 (1.43%) Capita
7 3 (1.43%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.43%) Splunk
7 3 (1.43%) Teradata
8 2 (0.95%) Cognos
8 2 (0.95%) HP
8 2 (0.95%) Tableau
8 2 (0.95%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.48%) Apple
9 1 (0.48%) Informatica
9 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com