Period
to 11 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SOLID skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SOLID over the 6 months to 11 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 84 125 117
Rank change year-on-year +41 -8 -24
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 9 17 57
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.86% 0.82% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.89% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 7 15 41
Median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £48,500 £58,750 £62,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SOLID 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 981 1,913 2,998
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 94.06% 92.19% 93.11%
Number of salaries quoted 737 1,393 2,236
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,750 £26,250 £26,875
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +10.00%

SOLID
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SOLID as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for SOLID in Cheshire

SOLID
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for SOLID in Cheshire

SOLID
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOLID within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 11 July 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 +1 3 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Chester - 1 - - 1
Crewe - 1 £42,500 - 2
SOLID
North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, IT jobs citing SOLID 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 SOLID.

1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) Azure
2 8 (88.89%) Microservices
2 8 (88.89%) .NET Core
3 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (66.67%) TDD
4 6 (66.67%) SQL
4 6 (66.67%) OO
5 5 (55.56%) Scrum
6 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
6 4 (44.44%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (44.44%) Serverless
7 3 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (33.33%) GCP
7 3 (33.33%) Kubernetes
7 3 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (33.33%) SDLC
7 3 (33.33%) AWS
7 3 (33.33%) Kanban
7 3 (33.33%) QMS
7 3 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (33.33%) Scrum-ban
7 3 (33.33%) Neo4j
7 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 3 (33.33%) OOD
7 3 (33.33%) Quality Management

SOLID
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 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 8 (88.89%) Azure
2 4 (44.44%) Serverless
3 3 (33.33%) AWS
3 3 (33.33%) GCP
4 1 (11.11%) Azure Functions
4 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Cosmos DB
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (33.33%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 3 (33.33%) Maven
1 3 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) C# Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior C# Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) .NET Core
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) Node.js
3 1 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (11.11%) React
3 1 (11.11%) Redux
3 1 (11.11%) REST
3 1 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Microservices
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) OO
3 6 (66.67%) TDD
4 5 (55.56%) Scrum
5 3 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (33.33%) Kanban
5 3 (33.33%) OOD
5 3 (33.33%) Pair Programming
5 3 (33.33%) QMS
5 3 (33.33%) Quality Management
5 3 (33.33%) Scrum-ban
5 3 (33.33%) SDLC
6 2 (22.22%) DevOps
7 1 (11.11%) BDD
7 1 (11.11%) Coaching
7 1 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (11.11%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle