The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Benchmarking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Benchmarking
North West / Cheshire
Rank - 100 116
Permanent jobs citing Benchmarking 0 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.15% 0.058%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.18% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 1
Median salary - £46,250 £18,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +156.94%  
UK excluding London median salary £44,250 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.84% +5.55%  

Benchmarking is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 922 1109 1577
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 87.31% 85.24% 90.89%
Number of salaries quoted 735 933 1202
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Benchmarking as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Benchmarking in Cheshire

Benchmarking
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Benchmarking in Cheshire

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 13 (92.86%) Change Management
1 13 (92.86%) Risk Management
1 13 (92.86%) Finance
1 13 (92.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (78.57%) Billing
2 11 (78.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 11 (78.57%) Degree
2 11 (78.57%) Data Quality
2 11 (78.57%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (78.57%) Cost Transparency
2 11 (78.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (14.29%) SDLC
3 2 (14.29%) Feasibility Study
3 2 (14.29%) People Management
3 2 (14.29%) Demand Management
3 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 2 (14.29%) Coaching
3 2 (14.29%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (14.29%) BDD
3 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL

Benchmarking
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 11 (78.57%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (92.86%) Finance
2 11 (78.57%) Billing
3 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Commercial Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Development Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Product Development Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Product Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Cocoa
1 1 (7.14%) Cocoa Touch
1 1 (7.14%) Core Animation
1 1 (7.14%) Core Data
1 1 (7.14%) Django
1 1 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (78.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Animation
2 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Change Management
1 13 (92.86%) Risk Management
1 13 (92.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (78.57%) Cost Transparency
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 2 (14.29%) BDD
3 2 (14.29%) Coaching
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) Demand Management
3 2 (14.29%) Feasibility Study
3 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 2 (14.29%) People Management
3 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) SDLC
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) iOS Development
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Apple Swift
1 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
1 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (78.57%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle