Period
to 14 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 71 58
Rank change year-on-year -1 -13 +8
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 89 111 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.41% 3.67% 4.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.73% 8.60% 10.52%
Number of salaries quoted 76 71 87
Cheshire median annual salary £48,750 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.71% +30.77% +3.17%
10th Percentile £21,875 £21,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £72,500 £51,250
North West median annual salary £41,750 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -7.22% +12.50% +6.67%

Computer Science is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,151 1,290 922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 44.10% 42.64% 40.65%
Number of salaries quoted 868 899 741
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £21,875
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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
Wilmslow +1 19 £45,000 +15.38% 2
Warrington +3 9 £45,000 +15.38% 5
Chester +5 8 £35,000 +48.94% 5
Knutsford +5 8 £50,000 -37.50% 1
Crewe +2 5 £37,500 +50.00% 1
Runcorn +1 2 £22,500 -40.00% 1
Nantwich -10 2 £35,000 - 2
Macclesfield +16 1 £40,000 -11.11%
Winsford - 1 £27,500 -
Computer Science
North West

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 79 (88.76%) Degree
2 57 (64.04%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (52.81%) Problem-Solving
4 43 (48.31%) Java
5 40 (44.94%) TDD
6 39 (43.82%) OO
6 39 (43.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 36 (40.45%) Software Engineering
8 33 (37.08%) DevOps
9 27 (30.34%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (29.21%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (25.84%) PHP
12 16 (17.98%) Finance
12 16 (17.98%) Mathematics
13 15 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (15.73%) Banking
15 13 (14.61%) Technical Architecture
15 13 (14.61%) SQL
15 13 (14.61%) Decision-Making
16 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
17 11 (12.36%) .NET
17 11 (12.36%) C#
17 11 (12.36%) Project Management
18 10 (11.24%) Risk Management
18 10 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
18 10 (11.24%) Web Services
18 10 (11.24%) SDLC
19 9 (10.11%) Deployment Automation
19 9 (10.11%) Refactoring
19 9 (10.11%) Test Automation

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 5 (5.62%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.49%) Apache
3 2 (2.25%) IIS
3 2 (2.25%) JBoss
3 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.25%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.25%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.12%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.12%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.12%) SAS
4 1 (1.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.37%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.12%) Loan IQ
2 1 (1.12%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.12%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.25%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (2.25%) GitHub
4 1 (1.12%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) Internet
2 2 (2.25%) BGP
2 2 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.25%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (2.25%) Firewall
2 2 (2.25%) HTTP
2 2 (2.25%) Kerberos
2 2 (2.25%) LAN
2 2 (2.25%) MPLS
2 2 (2.25%) OSPF
2 2 (2.25%) RIP
2 2 (2.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.87%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.62%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.49%) Big Data
4 4 (4.49%) Hadoop
4 4 (4.49%) MySQL
5 3 (3.37%) DB2
5 3 (3.37%) DB2 UDB
5 3 (3.37%) MariaDB
5 3 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.25%) Amazon Athena
6 2 (2.25%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.25%) Flink
6 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.12%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (1.12%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (1.12%) SAS EBI
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (6.74%) JIRA
1 6 (6.74%) PHPUnit
1 6 (6.74%) Selenium
1 6 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.37%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.25%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.25%) Gradle
4 1 (1.12%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.12%) Protractor
4 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (17.98%) Finance
2 14 (15.73%) Banking
3 7 (7.87%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.74%) Law
5 3 (3.37%) Advertising
5 3 (3.37%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.25%) Back Office
7 1 (1.12%) Legal
7 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.12%) Retail
7 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (50.56%) Developer
2 28 (31.46%) Java Developer
3 26 (29.21%) Agile Developer
4 25 (28.09%) Agile Java Developer
5 19 (21.35%) Senior Developer
6 13 (14.61%) Analyst
6 13 (14.61%) Senior Agile Developer
6 13 (14.61%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 13 (14.61%) Senior Java Developer
7 10 (11.24%) PHP Developer
8 7 (7.87%) Business Analyst
8 7 (7.87%) Junior
9 6 (6.74%) Automation Tester
9 6 (6.74%) C# Developer
9 6 (6.74%) Graduate
9 6 (6.74%) Software Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (6.74%) Tester
10 5 (5.62%) Senior PHP Developer
10 5 (5.62%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.36%) .NET
2 10 (11.24%) Web Services
3 7 (7.87%) XML
4 6 (6.74%) Behat
4 6 (6.74%) JSON
5 5 (5.62%) HTML
6 4 (4.49%) CSS
6 4 (4.49%) REST
7 3 (3.37%) HTML5
7 3 (3.37%) jQuery
7 3 (3.37%) Kafka
7 3 (3.37%) Spark Streaming
8 2 (2.25%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.25%) LDAP
8 2 (2.25%) SAML
8 2 (2.25%) SPNEGO
8 2 (2.25%) WCF
8 2 (2.25%) XACML
9 1 (1.12%) Ajax
9 1 (1.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (29.21%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.49%) Internet of Things
3 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.37%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.37%) Fintech
4 3 (3.37%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.37%) Online Banking
5 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.25%) PKI
5 2 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.12%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.12%) Infotainment
6 1 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.74%) Linux
2 5 (5.62%) Unix
2 5 (5.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (64.04%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (52.81%) Problem-Solving
3 40 (44.94%) TDD
4 39 (43.82%) OO
5 36 (40.45%) Software Engineering
6 33 (37.08%) DevOps
7 27 (30.34%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (17.98%) Mathematics
9 13 (14.61%) Decision-Making
9 13 (14.61%) Technical Architecture
10 11 (12.36%) Project Management
11 10 (11.24%) Risk Management
11 10 (11.24%) SDLC
11 10 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (10.11%) Data Modelling
12 9 (10.11%) Deployment Automation
12 9 (10.11%) Refactoring
12 9 (10.11%) Test Automation
13 7 (7.87%) BDD
13 7 (7.87%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 43 (48.31%) Java
2 23 (25.84%) PHP
3 13 (14.61%) SQL
4 11 (12.36%) C#
5 9 (10.11%) Python
6 6 (6.74%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.49%) C++
8 3 (3.37%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.25%) Scala
10 1 (1.12%) Delphi
10 1 (1.12%) R
10 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.12%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 79 (88.76%) Degree
2 39 (43.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (7.87%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.49%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.25%) CCNA
5 2 (2.25%) CCNP
5 2 (2.25%) CEH
5 2 (2.25%) CISA
5 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.25%) CISM
5 2 (2.25%) CISSP
5 2 (2.25%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.12%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.12%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.12%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.25%) pfSense
2 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.25%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (2.25%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.25%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.12%) Ansible
3 1 (1.12%) Webmin
Vendors
1 6 (6.74%) HP
1 6 (6.74%) Oracle
2 4 (4.49%) SAP
3 2 (2.25%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (2.25%) CheckPoint
3 2 (2.25%) Cisco
3 2 (2.25%) Meraki
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.25%) Ping Identity
4 1 (1.12%) Alteryx
4 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.12%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.12%) Google
4 1 (1.12%) IBM
4 1 (1.12%) Informatica
4 1 (1.12%) Lavastorm
4 1 (1.12%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.12%) Tableau
4 1 (1.12%) Talend