Period
to 17 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 81 63
Rank change year-on-year +11 -18 -5
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 59 84 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.44% 3.14% 4.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.77% 3.34% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 50 72 69
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £48,750 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.56% +20.37% +35.00%
10th Percentile £26,200 £21,250 £21,650
90th Percentile £78,250 £85,000 £68,250
North West median annual salary £47,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +13.10% -1.18% +10.39%

Computer Science 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 1,564 2,515 2,566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 91.09% 93.98% 90.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,245 1,905 1,930
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £69,000 £62,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Cheshire

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Computer Science in Cheshire

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Cheshire over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in Cheshire

Computer Science
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 17 October 2019. 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
Chester +4 22 £56,000 +31.76% 4
Wilmslow +19 20 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Warrington +33 7 £32,500 -12.75% 10
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Northwich - 2 £40,625 -
Runcorn -2 1 - - 2
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
Computer Science
North West

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, IT jobs citing Computer Science 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 Computer Science.

1 33 (55.93%) Degree
2 23 (38.98%) Software Engineering
3 20 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (33.90%) SQL Server
4 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
4 19 (32.20%) C#
4 19 (32.20%) Git (software)
4 19 (32.20%) DevOps
5 18 (30.51%) HTML
5 18 (30.51%) CSS
6 17 (28.81%) .NET
6 17 (28.81%) Test Automation
6 17 (28.81%) jQuery
7 16 (27.12%) User Experience
7 16 (27.12%) XML
8 15 (25.42%) Web Services
8 15 (25.42%) WCF
8 15 (25.42%) REST
8 15 (25.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (23.73%) React
9 14 (23.73%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (23.73%) JSON
9 14 (23.73%) MVC
9 14 (23.73%) Visual Studio
10 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET
10 13 (22.03%) Ajax
10 13 (22.03%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 13 (22.03%) Virtual Team
10 13 (22.03%) Redux
10 13 (22.03%) webpack

Computer Science
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 3 (5.08%) SAS
2 1 (1.69%) Apache
2 1 (1.69%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.69%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.86%) SaaS
2 5 (8.47%) Azure
3 4 (6.78%) AWS
4 2 (3.39%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.69%) GitHub
5 1 (1.69%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Firewall
1 1 (1.69%) NAS
1 1 (1.69%) SAN
1 1 (1.69%) SSL
1 1 (1.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (33.90%) SQL Server
2 13 (22.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.08%) MySQL
3 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.39%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (3.39%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (32.20%) Git (software)
2 15 (25.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (23.73%) Visual Studio
4 13 (22.03%) webpack
5 5 (8.47%) Selenium
6 2 (3.39%) JIRA
6 2 (3.39%) Subversion
7 1 (1.69%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.69%) JMeter
7 1 (1.69%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 12 (20.34%) Banking
2 10 (16.95%) Finance
3 6 (10.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (5.08%) Marketing
5 2 (3.39%) Games
5 2 (3.39%) Publishing
5 2 (3.39%) Retail
6 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.69%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 37 (62.71%) Developer
2 17 (28.81%) Software Engineer
3 16 (27.12%) Senior Developer
4 15 (25.42%) Software Developer
5 14 (23.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 13 (22.03%) C# Developer
6 13 (22.03%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 13 (22.03%) Senior C# Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Graduate
7 4 (6.78%) Graduate Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Kernel Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Kernel Software Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Programmer
7 4 (6.78%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.78%) Software Manager
7 4 (6.78%) Software Project Manager
7 4 (6.78%) Support Manager
8 3 (5.08%) Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (30.51%) CSS
1 18 (30.51%) HTML
2 17 (28.81%) .NET
2 17 (28.81%) jQuery
3 16 (27.12%) XML
4 15 (25.42%) REST
4 15 (25.42%) WCF
4 15 (25.42%) Web Services
5 14 (23.73%) JSON
5 14 (23.73%) React
6 13 (22.03%) Ajax
6 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET
6 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 13 (22.03%) Redux
6 13 (22.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 10 (16.95%) React Native
8 6 (10.17%) Apache Flex
9 4 (6.78%) OpenGL
9 4 (6.78%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.12%) User Experience
2 14 (23.73%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (22.03%) Virtual Team
4 4 (6.78%) Algorithms
5 3 (5.08%) Life Science
6 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.39%) Learning Management System
6 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.69%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.69%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Linux
2 4 (6.78%) Android
3 1 (1.69%) CentOS
3 1 (1.69%) Debian
3 1 (1.69%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.69%) Unix
3 1 (1.69%) Windows
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) Software Engineering
2 20 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (32.20%) DevOps
4 17 (28.81%) Test Automation
5 14 (23.73%) MVC
6 13 (22.03%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 10 (16.95%) Mathematics
8 7 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (10.17%) Data Analysis
10 5 (8.47%) Analytics
10 5 (8.47%) Line Management
10 5 (8.47%) TDD
11 4 (6.78%) Android Development
11 4 (6.78%) Business Analysis
11 4 (6.78%) Data Science
11 4 (6.78%) Linux Kernel Development
11 4 (6.78%) Mentoring
11 4 (6.78%) Microservices
11 4 (6.78%) Project Management
11 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.20%) C#
1 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
2 8 (13.56%) SQL
3 6 (10.17%) PHP
4 5 (8.47%) Python
5 4 (6.78%) C
5 4 (6.78%) Java
6 2 (3.39%) C++
6 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.69%) Lua
7 1 (1.69%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.69%) R
7 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (55.93%) Degree
2 11 (18.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (5.08%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.39%) HND
4 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.69%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Docker
2 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Ansible
1 1 (1.69%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.39%) ForgeRock
2 2 (3.39%) IBM
2 2 (3.39%) SendGrid
3 1 (1.69%) Adobe
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco
3 1 (1.69%) CyberArk
3 1 (1.69%) Google
3 1 (1.69%) Minitab
3 1 (1.69%) Tableau
3 1 (1.69%) Verint
3 1 (1.69%) VMware
3 1 (1.69%) Zend