Period
to 18 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

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

Software Engineer
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 - 57
Rank change year-on-year - +57 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.10% - 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% - 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 5
Chester median annual salary £37,500 - £45,000
10th Percentile £27,750 - £42,500
90th Percentile £43,250 - £47,500
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Permanent vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 261 178 396
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 98.89% 97.06%
Number of salaries quoted 217 161 354
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £26,400 £25,500 £22,275
90th Percentile £65,500 £62,500 £60,000
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +16.88%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Chester

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Chester.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 Chester region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (33.33%) AWS
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) Neo4j
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (33.33%) Docker

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (33.33%) Neo4j
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Core
1 1 (33.33%) Dropwizard
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
1 1 (33.33%) OpenEmbedded
1 1 (33.33%) React
1 1 (33.33%) Redux
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Spring Boot
1 1 (33.33%) Yocto
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) SOLID
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker