Period
to 28 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 57 84 76
Rank change year-on-year +27 -8 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 44 50 116
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.74% 2.42% 3.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.94% 2.51% 3.88%
Number of salaries quoted 36 44 87
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +15.38%
10th Percentile £40,000 £28,625 £32,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £63,750 £64,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £48,463 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.17% +2.03% +5.56%

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 1,117 1,990 2,988
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 96.37% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 854 1,447 2,205
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £67,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Cheshire

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Cheshire

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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
Warrington +12 26 £50,000 -4.76%
Wilmslow +9 8 £45,000 +5.88%
Congleton -3 3 £40,000 -27.27%
Knutsford +24 1 £70,000 +40.00%
Alderley Edge - 1 £45,000 -
Chester - 1 - -
Software Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT 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 featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 43 (97.73%) Software Engineering
2 33 (75.00%) C#
3 30 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (61.36%) .NET
5 22 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 19 (43.18%) Node.js
7 18 (40.91%) Java
8 17 (38.64%) Web Services
8 17 (38.64%) Microservices
9 16 (36.36%) ASP.NET
10 15 (34.09%) SQL
10 15 (34.09%) Microsoft
11 13 (29.55%) MVC
11 13 (29.55%) SOA
11 13 (29.55%) Python
11 13 (29.55%) HTML
11 13 (29.55%) Azure
11 13 (29.55%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (27.27%) CSS
12 12 (27.27%) OO
13 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
13 11 (25.00%) AWS
13 11 (25.00%) AngularJS
14 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (22.73%) Law
14 10 (22.73%) Scrum
15 9 (20.45%) React
16 8 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
16 8 (18.18%) OOP
16 8 (18.18%) .NET Framework

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 4 (9.09%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 13 (29.55%) Azure
2 11 (25.00%) AWS
3 1 (2.27%) GitHub
3 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) HTTP
2 3 (6.82%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.27%) RS-232
3 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.27%) VLAN
3 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) NoSQL
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.55%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.27%) Android Studio
2 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.27%) Gradle
2 1 (2.27%) IntelliJ
2 1 (2.27%) Mockito
2 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (22.73%) Law
2 7 (15.91%) Back Office
3 2 (4.55%) Electronics
3 2 (4.55%) Finance
4 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.27%) Automotive
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (61.36%) .NET
2 19 (43.18%) Node.js
3 17 (38.64%) Web Services
4 16 (36.36%) ASP.NET
5 13 (29.55%) HTML
6 12 (27.27%) CSS
7 11 (25.00%) AngularJS
8 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (20.45%) React
10 8 (18.18%) .NET Framework
11 7 (15.91%) CSS3
11 7 (15.91%) Entity Framework
11 7 (15.91%) HTML5
11 7 (15.91%) JSON
12 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (11.36%) Java EE
13 5 (11.36%) REST
14 4 (9.09%) .NET Core
15 3 (6.82%) Polymer
16 2 (4.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.55%) Analogue Electronics
2 2 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (4.55%) User Experience
3 1 (2.27%) Arduino
3 1 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.27%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Android
2 1 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (97.73%) Software Engineering
2 30 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (38.64%) Microservices
4 13 (29.55%) MVC
4 13 (29.55%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (29.55%) SOA
5 12 (27.27%) OO
6 10 (22.73%) Scrum
7 8 (18.18%) OOP
8 7 (15.91%) Business Continuity
8 7 (15.91%) Business Continuity Management
8 7 (15.91%) ITIL
8 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
8 7 (15.91%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (15.91%) Strategic Roadmap
9 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
9 5 (11.36%) Multithreaded Programming
9 5 (11.36%) Multithreading
10 4 (9.09%) Analytics
10 4 (9.09%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 33 (75.00%) C#
2 22 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 18 (40.91%) Java
4 15 (34.09%) SQL
5 13 (29.55%) Python
6 5 (11.36%) C
6 5 (11.36%) TypeScript
7 4 (9.09%) Embedded C
8 3 (6.82%) C++
8 3 (6.82%) Go
8 3 (6.82%) Scala
9 1 (2.27%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) DV Cleared
1 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
1 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (9.09%) vSphere
1 4 (9.09%) Xen
2 2 (4.55%) Docker
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) IBM BigFix
1 4 (9.09%) SCCM
1 4 (9.09%) vCenter Server
2 2 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (34.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) BMC
2 4 (9.09%) Citrix
2 4 (9.09%) Cognos
2 4 (9.09%) DevExpress
2 4 (9.09%) IBM
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle
2 4 (9.09%) ServiceNow
2 4 (9.09%) Tanium
2 4 (9.09%) VMware
3 2 (4.55%) Software AG
3 2 (4.55%) webMethods
4 1 (2.27%) Xamarin