Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 29 57
Rank change year-on-year -11 +28 -27
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 179 209 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.18% 7.73% 4.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.62% 8.59% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 109 137 84
Cheshire median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% +11.11% -4.71%
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,750 £28,625
90th Percentile £75,000 £55,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,750
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% -1.76%

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 2,704 2,432 1,946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 93.34% 89.94% 88.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2,010 1,834 1,647
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,503 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £58,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -9 76 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Warrington +23 20 £53,750 +26.47% 4
Chester +12 16 £37,500 -25.00% 5
Crewe 0 13 £38,750 -3.13% 4
Wilmslow -5 8 £40,000 +10.34% 1
Macclesfield +5 5 £30,000 -22.58%
Nantwich -11 4 - - 2
Runcorn -4 1 £21,000 -35.38%
Northwich - 1 - -
Ellesmere Port - 1 £52,500 -
Congleton - 1 £50,000 -
SDLC
North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 111 (62.01%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (40.78%) Finance
3 63 (35.20%) Java
3 63 (35.20%) Banking
4 50 (27.93%) Risk Management
5 47 (26.26%) Wealth Management
6 45 (25.14%) Investment Banking
7 44 (24.58%) Waterfall
8 42 (23.46%) .NET
9 41 (22.91%) JavaScript
9 41 (22.91%) Law
10 37 (20.67%) SQL
11 35 (19.55%) C#
12 32 (17.88%) DevOps
13 30 (16.76%) Jenkins
13 30 (16.76%) Project Management
14 29 (16.20%) Scrum
15 27 (15.08%) Software Engineering
15 27 (15.08%) PRINCE2
16 26 (14.53%) Stakeholder Management
16 26 (14.53%) Test Automation
17 23 (12.85%) SQL Server
18 22 (12.29%) Web Services
19 21 (11.73%) ASP.NET
20 20 (11.17%) MVC
20 20 (11.17%) Continuous Integration
21 19 (10.61%) ITIL
21 19 (10.61%) HTML
21 19 (10.61%) QA
22 18 (10.06%) Degree

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 12 (6.70%) Confluence
2 6 (3.35%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.79%) IIS
4 4 (2.23%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.68%) Apache Pig
5 3 (1.68%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.12%) CICS
6 2 (1.12%) JBoss
6 2 (1.12%) Jetty
6 2 (1.12%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.56%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Blender
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Loan IQ
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.26%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.91%) OpenShift
3 4 (2.23%) NuGet
4 3 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.68%) Serverless
5 2 (1.12%) npm
6 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.91%) Internet
2 4 (2.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.56%) ATM
3 1 (0.56%) CTI
3 1 (0.56%) HTTP
3 1 (0.56%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.47%) Big Data
2 8 (4.47%) MySQL
3 6 (3.35%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.23%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.23%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.68%) DB2
5 3 (1.68%) MariaDB
5 3 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.68%) Power BI
5 3 (1.68%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.12%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.12%) IMS/DB
7 1 (0.56%) GIS
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 30 (16.76%) Jenkins
2 17 (9.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (8.38%) Sonatype Nexus
4 14 (7.82%) Git (software)
5 13 (7.26%) Bitbucket
5 13 (7.26%) Selenium
6 12 (6.70%) JIRA
7 10 (5.59%) Gradle
8 8 (4.47%) Cucumber
9 7 (3.91%) SonarQube
10 6 (3.35%) TeamCity
11 5 (2.79%) CA Release Automation
12 4 (2.23%) Bower
12 4 (2.23%) Maven
12 4 (2.23%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (1.12%) Geb
13 2 (1.12%) PHPUnit
14 1 (0.56%) Apache Ivy
14 1 (0.56%) Mockito
14 1 (0.56%) TestRail
General
1 73 (40.78%) Finance
2 63 (35.20%) Banking
3 45 (25.14%) Investment Banking
4 41 (22.91%) Law
5 7 (3.91%) Retail
6 6 (3.35%) Advertising
6 6 (3.35%) Marketing
7 4 (2.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.68%) Games
8 3 (1.68%) Local Government
9 2 (1.12%) Legal
9 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.56%) Automotive
10 1 (0.56%) Back Office
10 1 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (25.70%) Developer
2 23 (12.85%) Analyst
3 19 (10.61%) Project Manager
4 14 (7.82%) .NET Developer
4 14 (7.82%) Business Analyst
5 12 (6.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (6.15%) Release Manager
6 11 (6.15%) Tester
7 10 (5.59%) Java Developer
8 8 (4.47%) Delivery Manager
8 8 (4.47%) Technical Manager
9 7 (3.91%) Architect
9 7 (3.91%) Junior
9 7 (3.91%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.91%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.91%) Software Tester
10 6 (3.35%) Applications Developer
10 6 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.35%) Technical Delivery Manager
11 5 (2.79%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (23.46%) .NET
2 22 (12.29%) Web Services
3 21 (11.73%) ASP.NET
4 19 (10.61%) HTML
5 16 (8.94%) CSS
6 14 (7.82%) REST
6 14 (7.82%) Spring
7 13 (7.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (7.26%) SOAP
8 12 (6.70%) XML
9 11 (6.15%) .NET Framework
10 10 (5.59%) J2EE
11 9 (5.03%) JSON
11 9 (5.03%) RESTful
12 8 (4.47%) Hibernate
12 8 (4.47%) jQuery
12 8 (4.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (3.91%) JSP
13 7 (3.91%) Servlets
14 6 (3.35%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.70%) PMI
2 10 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.91%) Fintech
3 7 (3.91%) User Experience
4 6 (3.35%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.79%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.79%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.23%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.23%) Internet of Things
6 4 (2.23%) IVR
6 4 (2.23%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (1.68%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.12%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.12%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.56%) PKI
9 1 (0.56%) RIA
9 1 (0.56%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.59%) Windows
2 9 (5.03%) Android
3 5 (2.79%) Linux
3 5 (2.79%) Unix
4 4 (2.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.56%) AIX
5 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (62.01%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (27.93%) Risk Management
3 47 (26.26%) Wealth Management
4 44 (24.58%) Waterfall
5 32 (17.88%) DevOps
6 30 (16.76%) Project Management
7 29 (16.20%) Scrum
8 27 (15.08%) PRINCE2
8 27 (15.08%) Software Engineering
9 26 (14.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (14.53%) Test Automation
10 20 (11.17%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (11.17%) MVC
11 19 (10.61%) ITIL
12 16 (8.94%) BDD
12 16 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (8.38%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (8.38%) TDD
14 13 (7.26%) Test Strategy
15 11 (6.15%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 63 (35.20%) Java
2 41 (22.91%) JavaScript
3 37 (20.67%) SQL
4 35 (19.55%) C#
5 10 (5.59%) C++
6 7 (3.91%) C
6 7 (3.91%) PHP
6 7 (3.91%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.79%) Groovy
7 5 (2.79%) Python
7 5 (2.79%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.79%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.23%) COBOL
8 4 (2.23%) Java 8
8 4 (2.23%) VB
9 3 (1.68%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.68%) Embedded C
9 3 (1.68%) Kotlin
9 3 (1.68%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.12%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 18 (10.06%) Degree
2 13 (7.26%) ISTQB
3 12 (6.70%) PMI Certification
4 6 (3.35%) APMP
5 5 (2.79%) CISSP
5 5 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.79%) ISEB
6 4 (2.23%) CSSLP
6 4 (2.23%) PhD
7 3 (1.68%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.12%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.12%) Sun Certification
8 2 (1.12%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.61%) QA
2 9 (5.03%) GDPR
3 6 (3.35%) PSD2
4 3 (1.68%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (6.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (4.47%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (3.91%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.68%) Ansible
3 3 (1.68%) Terraform
4 2 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.56%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 13 (7.26%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.15%) Twitter
3 10 (5.59%) Oracle
4 4 (2.23%) Capita
5 3 (1.68%) Cloudera
5 3 (1.68%) Google
5 3 (1.68%) IBM
5 3 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.68%) Splunk
5 3 (1.68%) Talend
6 2 (1.12%) HP
6 2 (1.12%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.12%) Sun
7 1 (0.56%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.56%) Apigee
7 1 (0.56%) Apple
7 1 (0.56%) Informatica
7 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.56%) Teradata
7 1 (0.56%) TOWER Software