Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 26 52
Rank change year-on-year -13 +26 -20
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 147 266 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.15% 8.49% 4.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.53% 9.29% 5.25%
Number of salaries quoted 95 168 90
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -1.18%
10th Percentile £29,160 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,643 £60,000 £57,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%

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 2,251 2,862 2,040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 94.14% 91.35% 89.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,719 2,157 1,696
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +18.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 44 £43,750 -12.50% 4
Warrington +31 32 £50,165 +11.48% 2
Crewe +9 15 £42,500 +4.94% 1
Wilmslow -20 10 £39,000 +11.43% 2
Nantwich -7 9 £35,250 -6.62% 1
Macclesfield +17 6 £37,500 -
Chester +15 6 £43,000 -
Ellesmere Port -1 1 £52,500 -
Northwich - 1 £42,500 - 2
SDLC
North West

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 79 (53.74%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (34.01%) .NET
3 46 (31.29%) C#
4 45 (30.61%) Finance
5 37 (25.17%) SQL
6 34 (23.13%) Java
7 32 (21.77%) Waterfall
8 31 (21.09%) Banking
9 30 (20.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (19.73%) TDD
11 28 (19.05%) Risk Management
12 27 (18.37%) JavaScript
12 27 (18.37%) Microsoft
12 27 (18.37%) Project Management
13 26 (17.69%) SQL Server
14 25 (17.01%) Wealth Management
15 23 (15.65%) Investment Banking
15 23 (15.65%) Law
16 21 (14.29%) ASP.NET
16 21 (14.29%) Software Engineering
17 19 (12.93%) Test Automation
18 18 (12.24%) Business Analysis
19 16 (10.88%) BDD
19 16 (10.88%) PRINCE2
19 16 (10.88%) REST
19 16 (10.88%) Continuous Deployment
20 15 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
20 15 (10.20%) HTML
20 15 (10.20%) Scrum
20 15 (10.20%) MVC

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 9 (6.12%) Confluence
2 2 (1.36%) IIS
2 2 (1.36%) JBoss
3 1 (0.68%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 9 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.68%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.08%) Force.com
1 6 (4.08%) OpenShift
2 4 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.36%) Apigee
3 2 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.36%) ATM
1 2 (1.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.69%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.12%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.08%) Big Data
4 2 (1.36%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.36%) DB2
4 2 (1.36%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.36%) Power BI
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.68%) QlikView
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (8.84%) Jenkins
2 12 (8.16%) Selenium
2 12 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (7.48%) JIRA
4 9 (6.12%) Git (software)
4 9 (6.12%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (4.08%) Gradle
5 6 (4.08%) PHPUnit
6 5 (3.40%) SonarQube
7 4 (2.72%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.04%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.04%) Protractor
8 3 (2.04%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.04%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.68%) Subversion
9 1 (0.68%) TestRail
9 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.68%) Xcode
General
1 45 (30.61%) Finance
2 31 (21.09%) Banking
3 23 (15.65%) Investment Banking
3 23 (15.65%) Law
4 7 (4.76%) Games
5 5 (3.40%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.72%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.72%) Retail
7 3 (2.04%) Local Government
7 3 (2.04%) Marketing
8 2 (1.36%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.36%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.68%) Advertising
9 1 (0.68%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 50 (34.01%) Developer
2 26 (17.69%) Analyst
3 15 (10.20%) .NET Developer
3 15 (10.20%) Business Analyst
4 13 (8.84%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.80%) Architect
5 10 (6.80%) Tester
6 9 (6.12%) Senior Developer
6 9 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.76%) Lead Developer
8 6 (4.08%) Administrator
8 6 (4.08%) Applications Developer
8 6 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (4.08%) Automation Tester
8 6 (4.08%) Salesforce Administrator
9 5 (3.40%) Logistics Analyst
9 5 (3.40%) Software Developer
9 5 (3.40%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (3.40%) Web Developer
10 4 (2.72%) Analytics Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (34.01%) .NET
2 21 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 16 (10.88%) REST
4 15 (10.20%) HTML
5 14 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (7.48%) jQuery
7 10 (6.80%) Web Services
8 8 (5.44%) SOAP
8 8 (5.44%) WCF
9 7 (4.76%) CSS
9 7 (4.76%) Spring
9 7 (4.76%) Visualforce
10 6 (4.08%) Behat
10 6 (4.08%) XML
11 5 (3.40%) J2EE
11 5 (3.40%) Spring Boot
11 5 (3.40%) Spring Cloud
12 4 (2.72%) Hibernate
12 4 (2.72%) JSON
12 4 (2.72%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.08%) Fintech
2 6 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (4.08%) PMI
2 6 (4.08%) User Experience
3 5 (3.40%) Algorithms
3 5 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.04%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.04%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.36%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.36%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.36%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.68%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.44%) Windows
2 4 (2.72%) Android
2 4 (2.72%) Unix
3 2 (1.36%) Linux
4 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (53.74%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (21.77%) Waterfall
3 30 (20.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (19.73%) TDD
5 28 (19.05%) Risk Management
6 27 (18.37%) Project Management
7 25 (17.01%) Wealth Management
8 21 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 19 (12.93%) Test Automation
10 18 (12.24%) Business Analysis
11 16 (10.88%) BDD
11 16 (10.88%) Continuous Deployment
11 16 (10.88%) PRINCE2
12 15 (10.20%) MVC
12 15 (10.20%) Scrum
13 14 (9.52%) CRM
14 13 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (8.16%) ITIL
15 12 (8.16%) Test Strategy
16 11 (7.48%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 46 (31.29%) C#
2 37 (25.17%) SQL
3 34 (23.13%) Java
4 27 (18.37%) JavaScript
5 13 (8.84%) C++
6 7 (4.76%) Apex Code
6 7 (4.76%) PHP
6 7 (4.76%) VB
7 6 (4.08%) SOQL
8 5 (3.40%) Ruby
9 4 (2.72%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.04%) Kotlin
10 3 (2.04%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.68%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.68%) Groovy
11 1 (0.68%) JCL
11 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.68%) Perl
11 1 (0.68%) Python
11 1 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (8.84%) Degree
2 11 (7.48%) ISTQB
3 9 (6.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.08%) PMI Certification
5 6 (4.08%) TOGAF Certification
6 4 (2.72%) APMP
6 4 (2.72%) ISEB
6 4 (2.72%) PhD
7 3 (2.04%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.68%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.52%) QA
2 8 (5.44%) GDPR
3 3 (2.04%) PSD2
4 2 (1.36%) PMO
5 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Docker
1 1 (0.68%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 27 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.76%) Oracle
2 7 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (4.08%) HP
4 2 (1.36%) Ab Initio
4 2 (1.36%) Chordiant
4 2 (1.36%) Cognizant
4 2 (1.36%) MuleSoft
4 2 (1.36%) Teradata
4 2 (1.36%) Twitter
5 1 (0.68%) Actuate
5 1 (0.68%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.68%) Google
5 1 (0.68%) IBM
5 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.68%) Tableau
5 1 (0.68%) Talend