Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 126 136
Rank change year-on-year +13 +10 +21
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 42 44 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.58% 1.56% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.74% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 38 44 12
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £23,950 £32,825
90th Percentile £66,250 £52,500 £77,375
North West median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £44,250
% change year-on-year -2.22% +1.69% -1.67%

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 2,492 2,536 1,961
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 93.79% 90.09% 89.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,895 1,906 1,683
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £69,000 £63,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

SOLID
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SOLID in Cheshire

SOLID
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for SOLID in Cheshire

SOLID
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOLID in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram 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 20 October 2018. 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 +11 29 £44,000 -2.22% 4
Crewe +6 4 - - 1
Knutsford +10 3 £75,000 +50.00% 1
Macclesfield - 2 £30,000 -
Chester - 2 £41,250 - 1
Wilmslow - 1 £40,000 -
SOLID
North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 40 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (90.48%) C#
3 37 (88.10%) .NET
4 30 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (69.05%) Scrum
6 28 (66.67%) Software Engineering
6 28 (66.67%) OO
6 28 (66.67%) Git (software)
7 27 (64.29%) SQL
8 23 (54.76%) TDD
8 23 (54.76%) Unit Testing
8 23 (54.76%) DevOps
9 21 (50.00%) Jenkins
9 21 (50.00%) WCF
9 21 (50.00%) N-Tier
10 19 (45.24%) OOP
10 19 (45.24%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
11 18 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
12 17 (40.48%) SaaS
12 17 (40.48%) Ansible
12 17 (40.48%) MVC
13 14 (33.33%) T-SQL
14 11 (26.19%) VB.NET
14 11 (26.19%) Web Services
14 11 (26.19%) Xamarin
14 11 (26.19%) Degree
15 10 (23.81%) .NET Framework
15 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET
15 10 (23.81%) SQL Server

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 4 (9.52%) Sitefinity
2 3 (7.14%) JBoss
3 1 (2.38%) Confluence
3 1 (2.38%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 18 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (40.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 21 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (11.90%) JIRA
5 5 (11.90%) Visual Studio
6 4 (9.52%) MSBuild
6 4 (9.52%) NUnit
7 3 (7.14%) SonarQube
8 2 (4.76%) Moq
8 2 (4.76%) Subversion
8 2 (4.76%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (2.38%) Artifactory
9 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.38%) Gradle
9 1 (2.38%) Jasmine
9 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
1 3 (7.14%) Retail
1 3 (7.14%) Retail Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (54.76%) Software Engineer
2 20 (47.62%) .NET Software Engineer
3 16 (38.10%) Developer
4 12 (28.57%) C# Developer
5 10 (23.81%) Senior Software Engineer
6 7 (16.67%) .NET Developer
6 7 (16.67%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
7 6 (14.29%) Junior
8 5 (11.90%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (9.52%) Junior Software Engineer
9 4 (9.52%) Software Developer
10 3 (7.14%) Architect
10 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 3 (7.14%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
10 3 (7.14%) Head of Delivery
10 3 (7.14%) Senior C# Software Engineer
11 2 (4.76%) Junior Developer
12 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Architect
12 1 (2.38%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (88.10%) .NET
2 21 (50.00%) WCF
3 11 (26.19%) Web Services
4 10 (23.81%) .NET Framework
4 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET
4 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (19.05%) HTML
5 8 (19.05%) WinForms
5 8 (19.05%) WPF
6 7 (16.67%) jQuery
6 7 (16.67%) RESTful
7 6 (14.29%) .NET Core
8 5 (11.90%) AngularJS
9 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET Core
9 4 (9.52%) CSS
9 4 (9.52%) Entity Framework
9 4 (9.52%) HTML5
9 4 (9.52%) Middleware
9 4 (9.52%) React
10 3 (7.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Android
1 4 (9.52%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (69.05%) Scrum
4 28 (66.67%) OO
4 28 (66.67%) Software Engineering
5 23 (54.76%) DevOps
5 23 (54.76%) TDD
5 23 (54.76%) Unit Testing
6 19 (45.24%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 19 (45.24%) OOP
7 17 (40.48%) MVC
8 9 (21.43%) Microservices
8 9 (21.43%) Web Development
9 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 6 (14.29%) SOA
10 5 (11.90%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (9.52%) Commercial Awareness
11 4 (9.52%) OCR
11 4 (9.52%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 38 (90.48%) C#
2 27 (64.29%) SQL
3 14 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 11 (26.19%) VB.NET
5 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 8 (19.05%) Java
7 2 (4.76%) PHP
7 2 (4.76%) VB
7 2 (4.76%) VB6
8 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.14%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 3 (7.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (40.48%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Xamarin
2 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle