Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

Software Engineer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 93 127
Rank change year-on-year -3 +34 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 84 55 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.73% 2.42% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.85% 2.49% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 66 46 57
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £41,250 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +5.77% +17.29%
10th Percentile £37,500 £23,875 £24,600
90th Percentile £56,250 £60,000 £52,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +6.41% +4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2950 2207 3115
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 97.27% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2257 1892 2642
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,725 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 -24 20 £50,000 -16.67% 1
Warrington -9 12 £43,500 -8.42% 1
Wilmslow +20 8 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Chester -2 7 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Crewe -12 6 £40,000 +15.94% 2
Sandbach - 1 £47,500 -
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 83 (98.81%) Software Engineering
2 51 (60.71%) Java
3 48 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (38.10%) Finance
5 27 (32.14%) Spring
6 25 (29.76%) MVC
6 25 (29.76%) SQL
7 23 (27.38%) JavaScript
7 23 (27.38%) TDD
8 20 (23.81%) C#
9 19 (22.62%) Tomcat
10 18 (21.43%) HTML
11 17 (20.24%) Oracle
11 17 (20.24%) Degree
12 16 (19.05%) CSS
12 16 (19.05%) .NET
13 15 (17.86%) Linux
14 14 (16.67%) C++
14 14 (16.67%) ASP.NET
14 14 (16.67%) AngularJS
15 13 (15.48%) Open Source
15 13 (15.48%) Windows
15 13 (15.48%) C
15 13 (15.48%) Scrum
16 12 (14.29%) Hibernate
16 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
16 12 (14.29%) Python
16 12 (14.29%) REST
17 11 (13.10%) Test Automation
17 11 (13.10%) MySQL

Software Engineer Skill Set
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 19 (22.62%) Tomcat
2 5 (5.95%) CICS
3 4 (4.76%) WinCC
4 1 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.19%) Apache
4 1 (1.19%) Confluence
4 1 (1.19%) IIS
4 1 (1.19%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.38%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.33%) HTTP
2 4 (4.76%) Ethernet
2 4 (4.76%) Modbus
2 4 (4.76%) Profibus
3 1 (1.19%) Internet
3 1 (1.19%) IPsec
3 1 (1.19%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.10%) MySQL
3 8 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 8 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.95%) DB2
4 5 (5.95%) IMS/DB
5 3 (3.57%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.19%) Redis
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (11.90%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 6 (7.14%) JUnit
4 5 (5.95%) Cucumber
4 5 (5.95%) Selenium
5 4 (4.76%) FitNesse
5 4 (4.76%) Gradle
5 4 (4.76%) JMeter
5 4 (4.76%) NUnit
5 4 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 4 (4.76%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.57%) Ranorex
6 3 (3.57%) TestNG
7 2 (2.38%) Maven
7 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.19%) JIRA
8 1 (1.19%) MSI
8 1 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 32 (38.10%) Finance
2 10 (11.90%) Banking
3 4 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.57%) Advertising
4 3 (3.57%) Law
5 2 (2.38%) Electronics
6 1 (1.19%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (32.14%) Spring
2 18 (21.43%) HTML
3 16 (19.05%) .NET
3 16 (19.05%) CSS
4 14 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 14 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 12 (14.29%) Hibernate
5 12 (14.29%) REST
6 10 (11.90%) .NET Framework
6 10 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (11.90%) Java EE
7 9 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (10.71%) Spring MVC
7 9 (10.71%) Web Services
8 8 (9.52%) Node.js
9 6 (7.14%) Entity Framework
10 5 (5.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (4.76%) JSON
12 3 (3.57%) J2EE
12 3 (3.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 7 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.14%) User Experience
4 5 (5.95%) Life Science
5 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.76%) Fintech
5 4 (4.76%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.38%) CCTV
6 2 (2.38%) Contactless
6 2 (2.38%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.19%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.19%) IVR
7 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.86%) Linux
2 13 (15.48%) Windows
3 8 (9.52%) Android
4 5 (5.95%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 4 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (4.76%) Unix
6 1 (1.19%) AIX
6 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.19%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (98.81%) Software Engineering
2 48 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (29.76%) MVC
4 23 (27.38%) TDD
5 13 (15.48%) Open Source
5 13 (15.48%) Scrum
6 11 (13.10%) Test Automation
7 10 (11.90%) B2B
7 10 (11.90%) OO
8 9 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (10.71%) SDLC
9 8 (9.52%) Risk Management
10 7 (8.33%) BDD
10 7 (8.33%) OOP
11 6 (7.14%) Mentoring
11 6 (7.14%) Multithreaded Programming
11 6 (7.14%) Multithreading
11 6 (7.14%) SOA
11 6 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 51 (60.71%) Java
2 25 (29.76%) SQL
3 23 (27.38%) JavaScript
4 20 (23.81%) C#
5 14 (16.67%) C++
6 13 (15.48%) C
7 12 (14.29%) Python
8 6 (7.14%) TypeScript
9 5 (5.95%) Embedded C
10 4 (4.76%) COBOL
10 4 (4.76%) PHP
10 4 (4.76%) T-SQL
11 3 (3.57%) Embedded C++
11 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
11 3 (3.57%) VBA
12 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
12 2 (2.38%) Perl
12 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (20.24%) Degree
2 6 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.76%) HNC
4 3 (3.57%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.19%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.95%) Docker
2 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.19%) Firmware
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.19%) Ansible
2 1 (1.19%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.19%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.19%) Nagios
2 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.19%) Puppet
2 1 (1.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (20.24%) Oracle
2 7 (8.33%) Sybase
3 5 (5.95%) Google
3 5 (5.95%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.76%) Siemens
5 3 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.38%) Altera
6 2 (2.38%) Apigee
6 2 (2.38%) Apple
6 2 (2.38%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.38%) Xilinx
7 1 (1.19%) Adobe
7 1 (1.19%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.19%) Citrix
7 1 (1.19%) HP
7 1 (1.19%) IBM
7 1 (1.19%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.19%) Snow
7 1 (1.19%) Splunk
7 1 (1.19%) Sun