Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 96 139
Rank change year-on-year -25 +43 +25
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 55 67 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.75% 2.59% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 2.89% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 38 65 5
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £35,500
90th Percentile £63,625 £52,000 £80,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +8.75%

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 2,905 2,315 1,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 92.25% 89.35% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,155 1,766 1,677
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,554 £25,000 £21,875
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £44,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.54% +2.50% -

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -8 18 £44,000 -2.22% 8
Crewe 0 14 - -
Macclesfield - 6 £30,000 -
Chester - 5 £41,250 - 3
Northwich - 1 £52,500 -
Runcorn - 1 £40,000 -
SOLID
North West

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 50 (90.91%) C#
1 50 (90.91%) .NET
1 50 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (83.64%) Scrum
3 45 (81.82%) SQL
4 44 (80.00%) Software Engineering
5 43 (78.18%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (76.36%) Git (software)
7 41 (74.55%) Jenkins
8 40 (72.73%) MVC
9 35 (63.64%) Web Services
10 31 (56.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 31 (56.36%) RESTful
11 30 (54.55%) T-SQL
12 27 (49.09%) Test Automation
12 27 (49.09%) Octopus Deploy
13 25 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web API
13 25 (45.45%) OO
13 25 (45.45%) Degree
14 24 (43.64%) JIRA
14 24 (43.64%) Middleware
14 24 (43.64%) Management Information System
14 24 (43.64%) TDD
14 24 (43.64%) Information Security
14 24 (43.64%) Xamarin
14 24 (43.64%) Secure Coding
14 24 (43.64%) MSBuild
15 22 (40.00%) Customer Engagement
15 22 (40.00%) Retail Banking
15 22 (40.00%) .NET Framework

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 14 (25.45%) Sitefinity
2 2 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.82%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 17 (30.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (25.45%) SaaS
3 7 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) MySQL
3 3 (5.45%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (76.36%) Git (software)
2 41 (74.55%) Jenkins
3 31 (56.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (49.09%) Octopus Deploy
5 24 (43.64%) JIRA
5 24 (43.64%) MSBuild
6 3 (5.45%) Selenium
6 3 (5.45%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.82%) NUnit
7 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (40.00%) Retail
1 22 (40.00%) Retail Banking
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 36 (65.45%) Software Engineer
2 33 (60.00%) .NET Software Engineer
3 19 (34.55%) Developer
3 19 (34.55%) Senior Software Engineer
4 16 (29.09%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
5 12 (21.82%) .NET Developer
6 6 (10.91%) Junior
7 4 (7.27%) C# Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Junior Software Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) PHP Developer
8 3 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (5.45%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Head of Delivery
8 3 (5.45%) Senior C# Software Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Junior Developer
10 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Developer
10 1 (1.82%) PHP Programmer
10 1 (1.82%) Programmer
10 1 (1.82%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (90.91%) .NET
2 35 (63.64%) Web Services
3 31 (56.36%) RESTful
4 25 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web API
5 24 (43.64%) Middleware
6 22 (40.00%) .NET Framework
7 15 (27.27%) WCF
8 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET
8 11 (20.00%) HTML
9 10 (18.18%) Castle Windsor
9 10 (18.18%) CSS
10 9 (16.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (14.55%) jQuery
12 6 (10.91%) AngularJS
12 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (10.91%) React
13 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (9.09%) React Native
13 5 (9.09%) SOAP
14 4 (7.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (43.64%) Management Information System
2 15 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (27.27%) N-Tier
3 5 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Unix
2 2 (3.64%) Linux
2 2 (3.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (83.64%) Scrum
3 44 (80.00%) Software Engineering
4 43 (78.18%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (72.73%) MVC
6 27 (49.09%) Test Automation
7 25 (45.45%) OO
8 24 (43.64%) Information Security
8 24 (43.64%) Secure Coding
8 24 (43.64%) TDD
9 22 (40.00%) Customer Engagement
10 19 (34.55%) OOP
11 17 (30.91%) DevOps
12 15 (27.27%) Unit Testing
13 14 (25.45%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (25.45%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
13 14 (25.45%) Mentoring
14 8 (14.55%) Microservices
15 7 (12.73%) Mobile Development
15 7 (12.73%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (90.91%) C#
2 45 (81.82%) SQL
3 30 (54.55%) T-SQL
4 16 (29.09%) VB.NET
5 14 (25.45%) Java
6 13 (23.64%) JavaScript
7 10 (18.18%) VB
8 6 (10.91%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (45.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (25.45%) Ansible
2 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (43.64%) Xamarin
2 1 (1.82%) Google
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.82%) Twitter