Period
to 28 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 35 44
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9 -18
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 12 2 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.30% 1.14% 4.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.62% 1.22% 4.71%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 17
Chester median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £38,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £42,500 £47,000 £59,250
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £53,350 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.97% +12.32% +18.75%

Software Engineering 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 Chester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Chester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 260 164 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 93.19% 93.18% 92.27%
Number of salaries quoted 217 147 343
Chester median annual salary £40,500 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.41% -2.35% +13.33%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.22% - +12.50%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Chester

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, IT jobs citing Software Engineering 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 Chester region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) C#
3 7 (58.33%) TDD
4 6 (50.00%) Scrum
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) .NET
4 6 (50.00%) JIRA
5 5 (41.67%) QA
5 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
5 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (41.67%) BDD
5 5 (41.67%) SpecFlow
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 5 (41.67%) Java
5 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
5 5 (41.67%) XML
5 5 (41.67%) REST
6 4 (33.33%) SDLC
6 4 (33.33%) Defect Management
6 4 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (33.33%) Commercial Awareness
6 4 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (33.33%) MVC
6 4 (33.33%) PMI
6 4 (33.33%) PMI Certification
6 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
6 4 (33.33%) HTML
6 4 (33.33%) SOAP
6 4 (33.33%) Web Services

Software Engineering
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 (8.33%) AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (8.33%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) JIRA
2 5 (41.67%) SpecFlow
3 4 (33.33%) Hudson
3 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (8.33%) Appium
4 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (8.33%) Postman
4 1 (8.33%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) QA Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Software QA Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) NoSQL Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) REST
2 5 (41.67%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 4 (33.33%) HTML
3 4 (33.33%) SOAP
3 4 (33.33%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Core
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (8.33%) Dropwizard
4 1 (8.33%) jQuery
4 1 (8.33%) JSON
4 1 (8.33%) Node.js
4 1 (8.33%) OpenEmbedded
4 1 (8.33%) React
4 1 (8.33%) Redux
4 1 (8.33%) Spring
4 1 (8.33%) Spring Boot
4 1 (8.33%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) PMI
1 4 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) TDD
3 6 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (41.67%) BDD
4 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
5 4 (33.33%) Commercial Awareness
5 4 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 4 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (33.33%) MVC
5 4 (33.33%) Open Source
5 4 (33.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) B2B
6 1 (8.33%) B2C
6 1 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker