Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 92 62
Rank change year-on-year +30 -30 0
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 84 95 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.93% 2.93% 3.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.17% 3.20% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 64 71 78
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £40,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.46% +19.12% +13.33%
10th Percentile £30,250 £19,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £62,500 £52,375
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% +11.43%

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 2,012 2,970 2,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 94.06% 91.47% 90.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,507 2,220 1,660
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £60,575
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Wilmslow -7 17 £43,750 +8.02% 1
Warrington +9 14 £45,000 +15.38% 6
Knutsford +16 6 £44,000 -34.33% 1
Nantwich -7 4 £35,000 -
Crewe +9 3 £55,000 +120.00% 2
Macclesfield +20 2 £40,000 - 2
Chester +9 1 £35,000 +55.56% 3
Runcorn - 1 £22,500 - 1
Winsford - 1 £27,500 -
Computer Science
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 62 (73.81%) Degree
2 53 (63.10%) Problem-Solving
3 45 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (47.62%) Software Engineering
5 35 (41.67%) Java
6 32 (38.10%) TDD
6 32 (38.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 31 (36.90%) OO
8 27 (32.14%) DevOps
9 24 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (27.38%) Mathematics
10 23 (27.38%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (23.81%) Project Management
11 20 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (22.62%) Risk Management
12 19 (22.62%) Finance
13 18 (21.43%) PHP
14 16 (19.05%) Data Analysis
15 15 (17.86%) Analytics
16 14 (16.67%) Business Analysis
16 14 (16.67%) Banking
16 14 (16.67%) SQL
16 14 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
16 14 (16.67%) Data Science
17 13 (15.48%) Line Management
17 13 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (15.48%) Algorithms
18 12 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
18 12 (14.29%) Decision-Making
19 11 (13.10%) .NET

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 6 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.38%) Apache
2 2 (2.38%) IIS
2 2 (2.38%) JBoss
2 2 (2.38%) NServiceBus
2 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.38%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.19%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.19%) Confluence
3 1 (1.19%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.19%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.19%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.19%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.19%) Dialogflow
3 1 (1.19%) SaaS
3 1 (1.19%) Wit.ai
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.19%) HTTP
2 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) DB2
2 3 (3.57%) DB2 UDB
2 3 (3.57%) MariaDB
2 3 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.57%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.38%) MySQL
3 2 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.19%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.19%) QlikView
4 1 (1.19%) SAS EBI
4 1 (1.19%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Selenium
2 6 (7.14%) PHPUnit
2 6 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.95%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.95%) JIRA
4 3 (3.57%) Bitbucket
4 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.38%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.38%) Gradle
5 2 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.38%) Protractor
5 2 (2.38%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (22.62%) Finance
2 14 (16.67%) Banking
2 14 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (5.95%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.76%) Law
5 3 (3.57%) Advertising
6 1 (1.19%) Back Office
6 1 (1.19%) Legal
6 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (51.19%) Developer
2 27 (32.14%) Java Developer
3 23 (27.38%) Agile Developer
3 23 (27.38%) Agile Java Developer
4 21 (25.00%) Senior Developer
5 13 (15.48%) Project Manager
5 13 (15.48%) Software Manager
5 13 (15.48%) Software Project Manager
5 13 (15.48%) Support Manager
6 12 (14.29%) Senior Agile Developer
6 12 (14.29%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 12 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (9.52%) Analyst
7 8 (9.52%) PHP Developer
8 6 (7.14%) Automation Tester
8 6 (7.14%) DBA
8 6 (7.14%) Tester
9 4 (4.76%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Lead Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.10%) .NET
2 7 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 6 (7.14%) Behat
4 5 (5.95%) React
4 5 (5.95%) Vue.js
5 4 (4.76%) Web Services
6 3 (3.57%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.38%) Angular 2
7 2 (2.38%) Entity Framework
7 2 (2.38%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (2.38%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.38%) J2EE
7 2 (2.38%) LDAP
7 2 (2.38%) REST
7 2 (2.38%) SAML
7 2 (2.38%) SPNEGO
7 2 (2.38%) XACML
7 2 (2.38%) XML
8 1 (1.19%) Flash
8 1 (1.19%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (15.48%) Algorithms
2 13 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.57%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Clustering
4 2 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.38%) PKI
4 2 (2.38%) PMI
4 2 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.19%) Fintech
5 1 (1.19%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.19%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.19%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.33%) Unix
2 5 (5.95%) Windows
3 4 (4.76%) Linux
4 2 (2.38%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.19%) Android
5 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (63.10%) Problem-Solving
2 45 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (47.62%) Software Engineering
4 32 (38.10%) TDD
5 31 (36.90%) OO
6 27 (32.14%) DevOps
7 23 (27.38%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (27.38%) Mathematics
8 20 (23.81%) Project Management
8 20 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (22.62%) Risk Management
10 16 (19.05%) Data Analysis
11 15 (17.86%) Analytics
12 14 (16.67%) Business Analysis
12 14 (16.67%) Data Science
13 13 (15.48%) Line Management
14 12 (14.29%) Decision-Making
14 12 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
15 9 (10.71%) SDLC
15 9 (10.71%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (41.67%) Java
2 18 (21.43%) PHP
3 14 (16.67%) SQL
4 8 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.14%) C#
5 6 (7.14%) TypeScript
6 5 (5.95%) Python
7 3 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.19%) C++
8 1 (1.19%) VBA
8 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (73.81%) Degree
2 32 (38.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.76%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.38%) CEH
5 2 (2.38%) CISA
5 2 (2.38%) CISM
5 2 (2.38%) CISSP
5 2 (2.38%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (2.38%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.19%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.19%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) GDPR
2 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Sentry
3 1 (1.19%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (7.14%) HP
1 6 (7.14%) Oracle
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.76%) Nintex
3 2 (2.38%) AppDynamics
3 2 (2.38%) Ping Identity
3 2 (2.38%) RedGate
3 2 (2.38%) SAP
3 2 (2.38%) VMware
4 1 (1.19%) Alteryx
4 1 (1.19%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.19%) Facebook
4 1 (1.19%) Google
4 1 (1.19%) IBM
4 1 (1.19%) Lavastorm
4 1 (1.19%) Tableau
4 1 (1.19%) TIBCO