Period
to 20 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for XML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited XML over the 6 months to 20 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XML
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 36 28
Rank change year-on-year +2 -8 +1
Permanent jobs citing XML 20 1 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 7.43% 0.55% 7.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.27% 1.27% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 20 2 28
Chester median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -22.22% +38.46%
10th Percentile £30,500 £35,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £42,000 £35,000 £60,000
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -13.51% +2.78% +12.50%

XML is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Chester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 131 79 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 48.70% 43.65% 52.90%
Number of salaries quoted 127 74 197
Chester median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,575 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £55,000
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for XML in Chester

XML
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for XML in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, IT jobs citing XML 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 XML.

1 20 (100.00%) C#
2 19 (95.00%) HTML
2 19 (95.00%) JavaScript
2 19 (95.00%) SOAP
2 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (95.00%) QA
2 19 (95.00%) Continuous Integration
2 19 (95.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (95.00%) REST
2 19 (95.00%) SpecFlow
3 18 (90.00%) Hudson
3 18 (90.00%) Jenkins
3 18 (90.00%) Scrum
3 18 (90.00%) Java
4 14 (70.00%) SQL
5 13 (65.00%) Shell Script
5 13 (65.00%) JIRA
6 12 (60.00%) Defect Management
6 12 (60.00%) Web Services
7 11 (55.00%) PMI
7 11 (55.00%) PMI Certification
7 11 (55.00%) Visual Studio Team System
7 11 (55.00%) BDD
7 11 (55.00%) Gherkin
7 11 (55.00%) Acceptance Criteria
8 8 (40.00%) SoapUI
8 8 (40.00%) WebDriver
8 8 (40.00%) Selenium
8 8 (40.00%) Performance Testing
8 8 (40.00%) TDD

XML
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (95.00%) SpecFlow
2 18 (90.00%) Hudson
2 18 (90.00%) Jenkins
3 13 (65.00%) JIRA
4 11 (55.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (40.00%) Selenium
5 8 (40.00%) SoapUI
5 8 (40.00%) WebDriver
6 7 (35.00%) JUnit
6 7 (35.00%) Maven
7 1 (5.00%) Appium
7 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
7 1 (5.00%) Postman
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) QA Engineer
2 11 (55.00%) Software QA Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (95.00%) HTML
1 19 (95.00%) REST
1 19 (95.00%) SOAP
2 12 (60.00%) Web Services
3 11 (55.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (10.00%) .NET
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Core
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.00%) CSS
5 1 (5.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) PMI
2 5 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (95.00%) Continuous Integration
1 19 (95.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (90.00%) Scrum
3 12 (60.00%) Defect Management
4 11 (55.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 11 (55.00%) BDD
5 8 (40.00%) Performance Testing
5 8 (40.00%) TDD
6 7 (35.00%) Integration Testing
6 7 (35.00%) Line Management
6 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
6 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
7 6 (30.00%) Stress Testing
8 5 (25.00%) Commercial Awareness
8 5 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
8 5 (25.00%) SDLC
9 1 (5.00%) API Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) C#
2 19 (95.00%) JavaScript
3 18 (90.00%) Java
4 14 (70.00%) SQL
5 13 (65.00%) Shell Script
6 7 (35.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (95.00%) QA