Period
to 16 December 2017

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 December 2017 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 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 46 32
Rank change year-on-year +21 -14 +11
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 258 112 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.30% 4.87% 6.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.35% 5.56% 7.64%
Number of salaries quoted 159 91 156
Cheshire median annual salary £47,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.25% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year +9.76% +1.86% +0.63%

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 2759 2013 2724
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.74% 87.45% 87.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2093 1666 2332
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% - -

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 December 2017.

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 December 2017. 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 +11 115 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Wilmslow +30 14 £35,500 -29.00%
Crewe -3 12 £47,500 +17.28% 2
Nantwich +11 11 £37,750 +25.83% 1
Sandbach -4 11 £50,000 -
Chester -22 10 £43,000 -9.47%
Macclesfield - 9 £37,500 -
Warrington -19 5 £45,000 +2.86% 5
Runcorn +1 3 £31,500 -16.00%
Congleton - 3 £47,500 - 1
Ellesmere Port +4 1 - -
SDLC
North West

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT jobs citing SDLC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 161 (62.40%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (46.12%) Finance
3 101 (39.15%) Java
4 89 (34.50%) Banking
5 61 (23.64%) JavaScript
6 55 (21.32%) Test Automation
7 54 (20.93%) TDD
7 54 (20.93%) Scrum
8 53 (20.54%) Waterfall
9 52 (20.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 49 (18.99%) HTML
11 46 (17.83%) Risk Management
12 43 (16.67%) Web Services
12 43 (16.67%) REST
13 42 (16.28%) Wealth Management
13 42 (16.28%) SQL
13 42 (16.28%) Investment Banking
14 41 (15.89%) SOAP
14 41 (15.89%) BDD
15 40 (15.50%) .NET
15 40 (15.50%) Software Engineering
15 40 (15.50%) Law
16 39 (15.12%) C#
17 38 (14.73%) Project Management
17 38 (14.73%) Hibernate
18 37 (14.34%) MVC
18 37 (14.34%) Jenkins
19 36 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
19 36 (13.95%) Spring
20 34 (13.18%) CSS

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 13 (5.04%) CICS
2 7 (2.71%) Confluence
2 7 (2.71%) JBoss
3 6 (2.33%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.33%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.94%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.55%) IIS
6 3 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.39%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.39%) Apache
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) BASE24
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Exstream
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.55%) OpenShift
3 3 (1.16%) BrowserStack
4 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.36%) Internet
2 14 (5.43%) HTTP
3 4 (1.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.39%) ATM
4 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.39%) Wireless
4 1 (0.39%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 24 (9.30%) DB2
3 10 (3.88%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.10%) IMS/DB
4 8 (3.10%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.71%) Big Data
5 7 (2.71%) MySQL
6 4 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.78%) GIS
8 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 37 (14.34%) Jenkins
2 30 (11.63%) Git (software)
3 25 (9.69%) Gradle
4 20 (7.75%) Cucumber
5 17 (6.59%) Bitbucket
6 16 (6.20%) Selenium
7 15 (5.81%) JIRA
8 14 (5.43%) Jasmine
8 14 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (5.04%) Xcode
10 11 (4.26%) Subversion
11 7 (2.71%) SonarQube
12 6 (2.33%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.94%) ClearCase
13 5 (1.94%) Maven
14 3 (1.16%) Android Studio
14 3 (1.16%) JUnit
14 3 (1.16%) SoapUI
14 3 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
15 2 (0.78%) Grunt
General
1 119 (46.12%) Finance
2 89 (34.50%) Banking
3 42 (16.28%) Investment Banking
4 40 (15.50%) Law
5 32 (12.40%) Advertising
6 4 (1.55%) Marketing
7 3 (1.16%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.78%) Retail
9 1 (0.39%) Back Office
9 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 91 (35.27%) Developer
2 48 (18.60%) Java Developer
3 31 (12.02%) Analyst
4 30 (11.63%) Software Developer
5 23 (8.91%) .NET Developer
6 21 (8.14%) Business Analyst
7 19 (7.36%) Senior Developer
8 14 (5.43%) .NET Software Developer
8 14 (5.43%) Java Software Developer
9 13 (5.04%) Delivery Manager
9 13 (5.04%) Tester
10 12 (4.65%) Senior Java Developer
10 12 (4.65%) Software Engineer
11 11 (4.26%) Technical Manager
12 10 (3.88%) Technical Delivery Manager
13 9 (3.49%) Architect
13 9 (3.49%) Designer
13 9 (3.49%) Lead Developer
13 9 (3.49%) Release Manager
13 9 (3.49%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (18.99%) HTML
2 43 (16.67%) REST
2 43 (16.67%) Web Services
3 41 (15.89%) SOAP
4 40 (15.50%) .NET
5 38 (14.73%) Hibernate
6 36 (13.95%) Spring
7 34 (13.18%) CSS
8 32 (12.40%) J2EE
8 32 (12.40%) jQuery
9 27 (10.47%) HTML5
10 26 (10.08%) ASP.NET
10 26 (10.08%) XML
11 25 (9.69%) RESTful
12 23 (8.91%) AngularJS
12 23 (8.91%) JSON
13 22 (8.53%) JSP
13 22 (8.53%) Servlets
14 19 (7.36%) EJB
15 17 (6.59%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.47%) Mobile App
2 24 (9.30%) PMI
3 22 (8.53%) User Experience
4 16 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (6.20%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (5.04%) Computer Science
6 12 (4.65%) Mainframe
7 10 (3.88%) RIA
8 6 (2.33%) Fintech
9 5 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.55%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.55%) Social Media
11 3 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
11 3 (1.16%) Internet of Things
11 3 (1.16%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.78%) Contactless
12 2 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (0.78%) IVR
12 2 (0.78%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.39%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.14%) Apple iOS
2 14 (5.43%) Android
2 14 (5.43%) Linux
2 14 (5.43%) Windows
3 4 (1.55%) Unix
3 4 (1.55%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (1.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (62.40%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (21.32%) Test Automation
3 54 (20.93%) Scrum
3 54 (20.93%) TDD
4 53 (20.54%) Waterfall
5 52 (20.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (17.83%) Risk Management
7 42 (16.28%) Wealth Management
8 41 (15.89%) BDD
9 40 (15.50%) Software Engineering
10 38 (14.73%) Project Management
11 37 (14.34%) MVC
12 36 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (12.40%) PRINCE2
14 30 (11.63%) DevOps
15 25 (9.69%) Service Management
16 24 (9.30%) OO
17 22 (8.53%) Information Security
18 21 (8.14%) Unit Testing
19 20 (7.75%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 101 (39.15%) Java
2 61 (23.64%) JavaScript
3 42 (16.28%) SQL
4 39 (15.12%) C#
5 18 (6.98%) C++
6 17 (6.59%) PHP
7 14 (5.43%) Objective-C
8 13 (5.04%) Apple Swift
9 12 (4.65%) COBOL
10 8 (3.10%) C
11 7 (2.71%) Embedded C
12 6 (2.33%) Python
13 5 (1.94%) Assembly Language
14 4 (1.55%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.78%) Embedded C++
16 1 (0.39%) Groovy
16 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (9.30%) Degree
1 24 (9.30%) PMI Certification
2 14 (5.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (3.10%) ISTQB
3 8 (3.10%) Sun Certification
4 4 (1.55%) ISEB
4 4 (1.55%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.55%) PMP
5 2 (0.78%) CISSP
6 1 (0.39%) CISA
6 1 (0.39%) MCP
6 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (12.79%) QA
2 4 (1.55%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.16%) PMO
4 2 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.39%) Puppet
2 1 (0.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (9.30%) Oracle
2 21 (8.14%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.20%) Google
4 7 (2.71%) Sun
5 6 (2.33%) IBM
6 5 (1.94%) Chordiant
6 5 (1.94%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.55%) Cognizant
8 3 (1.16%) Adobe
8 3 (1.16%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.78%) Altera
9 2 (0.78%) Apigee
9 2 (0.78%) Xilinx
10 1 (0.39%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.39%) Apple
10 1 (0.39%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.39%) HP
10 1 (0.39%) Perforce
10 1 (0.39%) Twitter