Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 30 58
Rank change year-on-year -13 +28 -23
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 162 214 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.06% 7.56% 4.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.47% 8.37% 4.79%
Number of salaries quoted 106 137 87
Cheshire median annual salary £47,014 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.48% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,858 £29,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £57,500 £58,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -3.53%

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 2,505 2,556 1,921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 93.71% 90.35% 88.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,897 1,926 1,657
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,625 £22,500
90th Percentile £69,000 £62,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -5 61 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Warrington +26 31 £50,165 +11.48% 9
Chester +9 14 £39,250 -19.49% 6
Crewe +6 11 £40,000 -0.62% 4
Wilmslow -10 7 £57,750 +66.19% 1
Nantwich -13 6 - - 2
Macclesfield +16 3 £37,500 -25.00%
Ellesmere Port +6 1 £52,500 -
Runcorn -5 1 £21,000 -35.38%
SDLC
North West

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 89 (54.94%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (33.95%) .NET
3 54 (33.33%) Finance
4 52 (32.10%) Java
5 45 (27.78%) Banking
6 43 (26.54%) C#
7 39 (24.07%) Waterfall
8 37 (22.84%) SQL
8 37 (22.84%) Risk Management
9 33 (20.37%) TDD
9 33 (20.37%) Wealth Management
10 32 (19.75%) Software Engineering
11 31 (19.14%) Investment Banking
11 31 (19.14%) JavaScript
12 28 (17.28%) Law
13 27 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 25 (15.43%) Stakeholder Management
15 24 (14.81%) SQL Server
16 22 (13.58%) PRINCE2
16 22 (13.58%) Scrum
16 22 (13.58%) Project Management
17 19 (11.73%) ASP.NET
17 19 (11.73%) BDD
18 18 (11.11%) Jenkins
18 18 (11.11%) HTML
18 18 (11.11%) QA
19 17 (10.49%) Degree
20 16 (9.88%) Test Automation
20 16 (9.88%) Continuous Deployment
21 15 (9.26%) 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 11 (6.79%) Confluence
2 3 (1.85%) Apache Pig
2 3 (1.85%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.23%) CICS
3 2 (1.23%) IIS
3 2 (1.23%) JBoss
4 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.62%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.70%) OpenShift
2 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.23%) Force.com
4 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.62%) NuGet
4 1 (0.62%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.09%) Internet
2 1 (0.62%) ATM
2 1 (0.62%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.94%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.32%) Big Data
4 5 (3.09%) DB2
5 4 (2.47%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.85%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.85%) Power BI
7 2 (1.23%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.23%) Blockchain
7 2 (1.23%) IMS/DB
8 1 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.62%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 14 (8.64%) Git (software)
3 11 (6.79%) JIRA
4 10 (6.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (5.56%) Gradle
6 8 (4.94%) Selenium
6 8 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (3.70%) Bitbucket
7 6 (3.70%) SonarQube
8 4 (2.47%) PHPUnit
8 4 (2.47%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.85%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.62%) Bower
10 1 (0.62%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.62%) CA Release Automation
10 1 (0.62%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.62%) TestRail
10 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (33.33%) Finance
2 45 (27.78%) Banking
3 31 (19.14%) Investment Banking
4 28 (17.28%) Law
5 8 (4.94%) Games
6 7 (4.32%) Retail
7 6 (3.70%) Marketing
8 5 (3.09%) Manufacturing
9 4 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.85%) Local Government
11 2 (1.23%) Advertising
11 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
11 2 (1.23%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.62%) Automotive
12 1 (0.62%) Back Office
12 1 (0.62%) Legal
Job Titles
1 60 (37.04%) Developer
2 21 (12.96%) Analyst
3 14 (8.64%) .NET Developer
4 13 (8.02%) Project Manager
5 12 (7.41%) Business Analyst
6 10 (6.17%) Architect
6 10 (6.17%) Lead Developer
7 9 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 9 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (4.94%) Applications Developer
8 8 (4.94%) Java Developer
8 8 (4.94%) Tester
9 7 (4.32%) Technical Manager
10 6 (3.70%) Android Developer
10 6 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (3.70%) Junior
10 6 (3.70%) Release Manager
11 5 (3.09%) Development Manager
11 5 (3.09%) Software Developer
11 5 (3.09%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (33.95%) .NET
2 19 (11.73%) ASP.NET
3 18 (11.11%) HTML
4 15 (9.26%) REST
5 12 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (7.41%) jQuery
6 11 (6.79%) CSS
6 11 (6.79%) Web Services
7 9 (5.56%) SOAP
8 8 (4.94%) Spring
8 8 (4.94%) XML
9 7 (4.32%) J2EE
10 6 (3.70%) .NET Framework
10 6 (3.70%) WCF
11 5 (3.09%) EJB
11 5 (3.09%) Hibernate
11 5 (3.09%) JSON
11 5 (3.09%) Spring Boot
11 5 (3.09%) Spring Cloud
12 4 (2.47%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.17%) Fintech
3 8 (4.94%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.94%) PMI
3 8 (4.94%) User Experience
4 5 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.09%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (2.47%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.47%) Internet of Things
5 4 (2.47%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.23%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.62%) PKI
8 1 (0.62%) RIA
8 1 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.17%) Android
2 6 (3.70%) Windows
3 4 (2.47%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.47%) Linux
4 3 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (54.94%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (24.07%) Waterfall
3 37 (22.84%) Risk Management
4 33 (20.37%) TDD
4 33 (20.37%) Wealth Management
5 32 (19.75%) Software Engineering
6 25 (15.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (13.58%) PRINCE2
7 22 (13.58%) Project Management
7 22 (13.58%) Scrum
8 19 (11.73%) BDD
9 16 (9.88%) Continuous Deployment
9 16 (9.88%) Test Automation
10 15 (9.26%) ITIL
10 15 (9.26%) MVC
11 13 (8.02%) DevOps
11 13 (8.02%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (7.41%) Business Analysis
12 12 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 52 (32.10%) Java
2 43 (26.54%) C#
3 37 (22.84%) SQL
4 31 (19.14%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.64%) C++
6 9 (5.56%) VB
7 8 (4.94%) VB.NET
8 6 (3.70%) PHP
9 5 (3.09%) Ruby
10 4 (2.47%) Apex Code
10 4 (2.47%) C
10 4 (2.47%) COBOL
11 3 (1.85%) Kotlin
12 2 (1.23%) Groovy
12 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.23%) SOQL
13 1 (0.62%) JCL
13 1 (0.62%) Perl
13 1 (0.62%) Python
13 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (10.49%) Degree
2 10 (6.17%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.94%) PMI Certification
4 7 (4.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.70%) APMP
6 4 (2.47%) CISSP
6 4 (2.47%) ISEB
6 4 (2.47%) PhD
7 3 (1.85%) CSSLP
7 3 (1.85%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.85%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.62%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.62%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.62%) HND
8 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.62%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.11%) QA
2 9 (5.56%) GDPR
3 5 (3.09%) PSD2
4 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (1.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.85%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.62%) Ansible
4 1 (0.62%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.56%) Twitter
3 7 (4.32%) Oracle
4 5 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.47%) HP
6 3 (1.85%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.85%) Talend
7 2 (1.23%) Apigee
7 2 (1.23%) Chordiant
7 2 (1.23%) Cognizant
7 2 (1.23%) Google
7 2 (1.23%) IBM
7 2 (1.23%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.62%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.62%) Splunk
8 1 (0.62%) Sun
8 1 (0.62%) TOWER Software