Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 60 67
Rank change year-on-year -26 +7 +10
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 92 87 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.87% 3.93% 4.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.96% 10.30% 11.22%
Number of salaries quoted 68 76 116
Cheshire median annual salary £39,500 £34,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.18% +13.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £19,750 £22,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,625 £53,125 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +10.39% +10.00% -

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 1,322 845 1,061
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 41.17% 38.17% 36.84%
Number of salaries quoted 923 632 916
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% -3.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £56,250 £57,500
North West median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.75% - +3.23%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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
Warrington -21 14 £39,000 +56.00% 7
Knutsford -34 14 £67,000 - 1
Chester -18 13 £22,500 -51.35% 6
Wilmslow +13 8 £40,500 +15.71% 1
Sandbach - 8 £45,000 -
Crewe +9 4 £25,000 -37.50% 1
Macclesfield -3 4 £34,000 +13.33%
Nantwich -7 2 £35,000 -12.50%
Alderley Edge - 1 £29,000 - 1
Computer Science
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing Computer Science 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 Computer Science.

1 71 (77.17%) Degree
2 54 (58.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (29.35%) Java
5 25 (27.17%) SQL
6 23 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 22 (23.91%) Windows
7 22 (23.91%) Finance
8 20 (21.74%) Banking
9 18 (19.57%) Unix
9 18 (19.57%) Oracle
10 16 (17.39%) OO
10 16 (17.39%) Software Engineering
11 15 (16.30%) ITIL
12 14 (15.22%) Mathematics
12 14 (15.22%) OpenShift
13 13 (14.13%) Amazon AWS
13 13 (14.13%) C#
13 13 (14.13%) Microsoft Excel
14 12 (13.04%) .NET
14 12 (13.04%) Configuration Management
14 12 (13.04%) QA
14 12 (13.04%) Teradata
14 12 (13.04%) RESTful
15 11 (11.96%) Tableau
15 11 (11.96%) ServiceNow
15 11 (11.96%) Data Centre
15 11 (11.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 11 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (11.96%) Data Analysis

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 (3.26%) IBM Notes
1 3 (3.26%) WebLogic
1 3 (3.26%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (2.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (2.17%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.17%) SAS
2 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.09%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (14.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.17%) SPSS
4 1 (1.09%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.22%) OpenShift
2 13 (14.13%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) DHCP
1 3 (3.26%) DNS
2 2 (2.17%) Internet
3 1 (1.09%) Intranet
3 1 (1.09%) LAN
3 1 (1.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.96%) MS Access
3 9 (9.78%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (7.61%) VLDB
5 6 (6.52%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.35%) MySQL
7 3 (3.26%) GIS
7 3 (3.26%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.17%) Big Data
8 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.09%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (11.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 9 (9.78%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.52%) JIRA
5 5 (5.43%) Gradle
5 5 (5.43%) Maven
6 4 (4.35%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.35%) Selenium
7 3 (3.26%) FitNesse
7 3 (3.26%) JMeter
7 3 (3.26%) JUnit
7 3 (3.26%) NUnit
7 3 (3.26%) Ranorex
7 3 (3.26%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.26%) TestNG
7 3 (3.26%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.09%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.09%) Toad
General
1 22 (23.91%) Finance
2 20 (21.74%) Banking
3 5 (5.43%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.35%) Retail
5 3 (3.26%) Advertising
6 2 (2.17%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (2.17%) Law
6 2 (2.17%) Multimedia
6 2 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.09%) Back Office
7 1 (1.09%) Legal
7 1 (1.09%) Marketing
7 1 (1.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (29.35%) Developer
2 26 (28.26%) Analyst
3 20 (21.74%) Data Analyst
4 11 (11.96%) Banking Analyst
4 11 (11.96%) Java Developer
5 8 (8.70%) Software Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) Architect
6 7 (7.61%) PHP Developer
6 7 (7.61%) Senior Developer
6 7 (7.61%) Software Developer
7 6 (6.52%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (5.43%) Java Software Developer
9 4 (4.35%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.35%) 1st Line Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (4.35%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Junior
9 4 (4.35%) SQL Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.04%) .NET
1 12 (13.04%) RESTful
2 11 (11.96%) JSON
2 11 (11.96%) Middleware
3 10 (10.87%) J2EE
4 9 (9.78%) XML
5 8 (8.70%) HTML
6 7 (7.61%) CSS
7 6 (6.52%) Java EE
7 6 (6.52%) REST
8 5 (5.43%) Drools
9 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET
9 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (4.35%) LDAP
10 3 (3.26%) AngularJS
10 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (3.26%) Ext JS
10 3 (3.26%) JDBC
10 3 (3.26%) ODBC
10 3 (3.26%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (11.96%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.17%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.17%) PMI
4 2 (2.17%) User Experience
4 2 (2.17%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.09%) iPhone
5 1 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.09%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 22 (23.91%) Windows
2 18 (19.57%) Unix
3 6 (6.52%) Linux
4 4 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.09%) AIX
5 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (17.39%) OO
2 16 (17.39%) Software Engineering
3 15 (16.30%) ITIL
4 14 (15.22%) Mathematics
5 12 (13.04%) Configuration Management
6 11 (11.96%) Data Analysis
6 11 (11.96%) Data Extraction
7 10 (10.87%) SDLC
8 9 (9.78%) Open Source
8 9 (9.78%) Risk Management
8 9 (9.78%) TDD
8 9 (9.78%) UML
8 9 (9.78%) Web Development
9 8 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (8.70%) Microservices
9 8 (8.70%) OOA/OOD
9 8 (8.70%) Physics
10 7 (7.61%) DevOps
10 7 (7.61%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.35%) Java
2 25 (27.17%) SQL
3 13 (14.13%) C#
4 10 (10.87%) Python
5 7 (7.61%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.61%) PHP
6 3 (3.26%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.17%) Scala
7 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.17%) VBA
8 1 (1.09%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.09%) BeanShell
8 1 (1.09%) C++
8 1 (1.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 71 (77.17%) Degree
2 54 (58.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (9.78%) MCSA
5 6 (6.52%) CCENT
5 6 (6.52%) CCNA
5 6 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (6.52%) MCITP
6 3 (3.26%) Master's Degree
7 2 (2.17%) CISM
7 2 (2.17%) CISSP
7 2 (2.17%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.09%) CISA
8 1 (1.09%) CNE
8 1 (1.09%) ISEB
8 1 (1.09%) MCSE
8 1 (1.09%) Novell Certification
8 1 (1.09%) PhD
8 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.09%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.04%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.09%) IEC 62304
2 1 (1.09%) ISO 13485
2 1 (1.09%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.70%) Docker
2 6 (6.52%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (11.96%) Ganglia
2 3 (3.26%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (3.26%) WSUS
3 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (19.57%) Oracle
2 12 (13.04%) Teradata
3 11 (11.96%) ServiceNow
3 11 (11.96%) Tableau
4 4 (4.35%) Apigee
4 4 (4.35%) Cisco
4 4 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.35%) NetApp
4 4 (4.35%) VMware
5 3 (3.26%) Citrix
5 3 (3.26%) CommVault
5 3 (3.26%) Dell
5 3 (3.26%) EqualLogic
5 3 (3.26%) Google
5 3 (3.26%) Lotus
5 3 (3.26%) Symantec
6 2 (2.17%) Adobe
6 2 (2.17%) HP
6 2 (2.17%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.09%) Sun