The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
North West / Cheshire
Rank 66 80 105
Rank change year-on-year +14 +25  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 27 22 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.53% 1.69% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 1.77% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 22 20 15
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £35,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1036 1243 1689
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 97.00% 95.62% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 846 1059 1294
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Cheshire

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Cheshire

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Cheshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Cheshire

Software Engineer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wilmslow - 14 £37,500 - 2
Knutsford - 5 £36,500 - 1
Chester +1 2 - - 2
Warrington -5 2 £37,250 +6.42% 1
Crewe - 1 £39,000 -
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 50 (94.34%) Software Engineering
2 29 (54.72%) Java
3 24 (45.28%) Degree
4 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (39.62%) SQL
5 21 (39.62%) .NET
6 19 (35.85%) JavaScript
6 19 (35.85%) C#
7 18 (33.96%) Finance
8 16 (30.19%) C++
8 16 (30.19%) Web Services
8 16 (30.19%) Linux
9 15 (28.30%) ASP.NET
9 15 (28.30%) C
9 15 (28.30%) MVC
10 14 (26.42%) HTML
10 14 (26.42%) CSS
11 13 (24.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (24.53%) Waterfall
11 13 (24.53%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (22.64%) Android
12 12 (22.64%) GPRS
13 11 (20.75%) Banking
13 11 (20.75%) .NET Framework
13 11 (20.75%) SDLC
13 11 (20.75%) Entity Framework
13 11 (20.75%) REST
14 10 (18.87%) Risk Management
14 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
15 9 (16.98%) Oracle

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (11.32%) JBoss
1 6 (11.32%) WebLogic
1 6 (11.32%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (3.77%) GlassFish
2 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.89%) CICS
3 1 (1.89%) CMS
3 1 (1.89%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.64%) GPRS
2 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
3 8 (15.09%) HTTP
4 7 (13.21%) Internet
5 6 (11.32%) Bluetooth
5 6 (11.32%) DVB
5 6 (11.32%) Ethernet
5 6 (11.32%) GSM
5 6 (11.32%) NFC
5 6 (11.32%) UMTS
5 6 (11.32%) VoIP
5 6 (11.32%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (11.32%) WLAN
6 3 (5.66%) LAN
6 3 (5.66%) WAN
7 1 (1.89%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) NoSQL
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) DB2
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.89%) IMS/DB
4 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Git (software)
1 6 (11.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (9.43%) Subversion
3 4 (7.55%) ClearCase
3 4 (7.55%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.66%) Gradle
5 2 (3.77%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.89%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.89%) JIRA
6 1 (1.89%) Moq
6 1 (1.89%) NUnit
6 1 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.89%) Selenium
6 1 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (33.96%) Finance
2 11 (20.75%) Banking
3 8 (15.09%) Corporate Banking
4 6 (11.32%) Automotive
4 6 (11.32%) Financial Institution
4 6 (11.32%) Multimedia
5 2 (3.77%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.89%) Avionics
6 1 (1.89%) Electronics
6 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (39.62%) .NET
2 16 (30.19%) Web Services
3 15 (28.30%) ASP.NET
4 14 (26.42%) CSS
4 14 (26.42%) HTML
5 13 (24.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (24.53%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (20.75%) .NET Framework
6 11 (20.75%) Entity Framework
6 11 (20.75%) REST
7 9 (16.98%) Node.js
8 7 (13.21%) J2EE
8 7 (13.21%) Java EE
9 6 (11.32%) Flash
9 6 (11.32%) JSP
9 6 (11.32%) Series 60
9 6 (11.32%) Servlets
9 6 (11.32%) Struts
9 6 (11.32%) UIQ
9 6 (11.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) CAN bus
1 6 (11.32%) Device Driver
1 6 (11.32%) Internet of Things
1 6 (11.32%) iPhone
1 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
1 6 (11.32%) MPEG
1 6 (11.32%) Smartphone
2 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.55%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.66%) User Experience
5 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.77%) IVR
5 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.77%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.89%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.89%) iPad
6 1 (1.89%) PMI
6 1 (1.89%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.19%) Linux
2 12 (22.64%) Android
3 8 (15.09%) Embedded Linux
3 8 (15.09%) Windows
4 6 (11.32%) Nucleus RTOS
4 6 (11.32%) Windows 7
4 6 (11.32%) Windows 8
4 6 (11.32%) Windows Mobile
5 5 (9.43%) Unix
6 4 (7.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (94.34%) Software Engineering
2 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (28.30%) MVC
4 13 (24.53%) Waterfall
5 11 (20.75%) SDLC
6 10 (18.87%) Risk Management
7 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
8 8 (15.09%) OO
8 8 (15.09%) TDD
9 7 (13.21%) Multithreaded Programming
9 7 (13.21%) Multithreading
9 7 (13.21%) QMS
9 7 (13.21%) SOA
10 6 (11.32%) DRM
10 6 (11.32%) Mobile Commerce
10 6 (11.32%) Speech Recognition
10 6 (11.32%) Telematics
11 5 (9.43%) BDD
11 5 (9.43%) Service Management
11 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (54.72%) Java
2 21 (39.62%) SQL
3 19 (35.85%) C#
3 19 (35.85%) JavaScript
4 16 (30.19%) C++
5 15 (28.30%) C
6 7 (13.21%) TypeScript
7 5 (9.43%) PL/SQL
8 3 (5.66%) Delphi
8 3 (5.66%) Pascal
8 3 (5.66%) R
9 2 (3.77%) Perl
9 2 (3.77%) PHP
9 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.77%) Python
10 1 (1.89%) ANSI C
10 1 (1.89%) COBOL
10 1 (1.89%) VB
10 1 (1.89%) VC++
Qualifications
1 24 (45.28%) Degree
2 4 (7.55%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) DO-178B
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) Oracle
2 6 (11.32%) Intel
2 6 (11.32%) Symbian
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.55%) Sun
5 3 (5.66%) Chordiant
5 3 (5.66%) Teradata
6 2 (3.77%) Adobe
6 2 (3.77%) hybris
6 2 (3.77%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) Freescale
7 1 (1.89%) IBM Sterling
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