Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 30 22
Rank change year-on-year -5 -8 -3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 159 250 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.50% 7.74% 9.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.57% 38.46% 40.43%
Number of salaries quoted 113 188 155
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,250 £23,600
90th Percentile £82,500 £60,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications 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 academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 460 650 517
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.69% 20.11% 23.00%
Number of salaries quoted 342 438 376
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £20,750 £21,875
90th Percentile £75,000 £63,750 £55,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Cheshire

Degree
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Degree in Cheshire

Degree
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Degree in Cheshire

Degree
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 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
Knutsford +14 41 £50,500 +1.00% 4
Wilmslow -5 22 £42,500 +4.94% 1
Warrington -9 22 £44,000 +3.53% 19
Crewe +3 6 £40,000 +45.45% 5
Macclesfield +21 4 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Ellesmere Port +1 4 - - 3
Chester -15 4 £35,000 -17.65% 18
Northwich - 4 £47,500 - 3
Runcorn +3 3 £23,500 - 3
Alderley Edge +14 1 - -
Daresbury -7 1 £27,500 -35.29%
Winsford - 1 £27,500 -
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, IT jobs citing Degree 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 Degree.

1 60 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
1 60 (37.74%) Computer Science
2 51 (32.08%) Problem-Solving
3 50 (31.45%) Java
4 42 (26.42%) OO
4 42 (26.42%) Software Engineering
5 41 (25.79%) Banking
6 40 (25.16%) Finance
7 34 (21.38%) TDD
8 33 (20.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 30 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (18.87%) DevOps
9 30 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
10 29 (18.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (17.61%) Risk Management
11 28 (17.61%) Investment Banking
12 27 (16.98%) Project Management
12 27 (16.98%) Wealth Management
13 26 (16.35%) SQL
13 26 (16.35%) SQL Server
13 26 (16.35%) Law
14 22 (13.84%) Microsoft
14 22 (13.84%) Enterprise Software
15 21 (13.21%) Decision-Making
16 20 (12.58%) Test Automation
17 19 (11.95%) PHP
18 18 (11.32%) JavaScript
18 18 (11.32%) Windows
19 17 (10.69%) ITIL
20 16 (10.06%) Oracle

Degree
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 14 (8.81%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.77%) IIS
3 5 (3.14%) JBoss
4 2 (1.26%) Confluence
4 2 (1.26%) WordPress
5 1 (0.63%) CMS
5 1 (0.63%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.63%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 12 (7.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.40%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (3.77%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.26%) InVision
4 2 (1.26%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.63%) CATIA
5 1 (0.63%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.63%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.63%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.63%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (0.63%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.77%) Google Analytics
3 5 (3.14%) Office 365
4 3 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.89%) Google Tag Manager
5 2 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.26%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.63%) Dialogflow
6 1 (0.63%) npm
6 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.63%) SaaS
6 1 (0.63%) Wit.ai
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.66%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.40%) DNS
2 7 (4.40%) HTTP
2 7 (4.40%) SAN
3 6 (3.77%) DHCP
3 6 (3.77%) FTP
3 6 (3.77%) SMTP
3 6 (3.77%) SSH
4 4 (2.52%) Ethernet
5 3 (1.89%) Intranet
5 3 (1.89%) RS-232
5 3 (1.89%) RS-485
6 2 (1.26%) ATM
6 2 (1.26%) VPN
7 1 (0.63%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.63%) Internet
7 1 (0.63%) LAN
7 1 (0.63%) RIP
7 1 (0.63%) SMS
7 1 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.35%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.03%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.89%) DB2
5 3 (1.89%) DB2 UDB
5 3 (1.89%) MariaDB
5 3 (1.89%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.89%) MySQL
6 2 (1.26%) Big Data
6 2 (1.26%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.26%) QlikView
7 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.63%) DTS
7 1 (0.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (10.06%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (5.66%) Selenium
4 7 (4.40%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.40%) Subversion
5 6 (3.77%) JIRA
5 6 (3.77%) PHPUnit
6 5 (3.14%) Mercurial
7 4 (2.52%) Gradle
8 3 (1.89%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 3 (1.89%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.89%) NUnit
8 3 (1.89%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.26%) Axure RP
9 2 (1.26%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.26%) Grunt
9 2 (1.26%) gulp
9 2 (1.26%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.26%) JSHint
9 2 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 41 (25.79%) Banking
2 40 (25.16%) Finance
3 28 (17.61%) Investment Banking
4 26 (16.35%) Law
5 10 (6.29%) Marketing
6 9 (5.66%) Manufacturing
6 9 (5.66%) Telecoms
7 6 (3.77%) Electronics
8 4 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.89%) Advertising
9 3 (1.89%) Legal
10 2 (1.26%) Automotive
10 2 (1.26%) Back Office
10 2 (1.26%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (28.30%) Developer
2 24 (15.09%) Analyst
3 23 (14.47%) Java Developer
4 21 (13.21%) Agile Developer
4 21 (13.21%) Agile Java Developer
5 18 (11.32%) Senior Developer
6 13 (8.18%) Software Engineer
7 11 (6.92%) Senior Agile Developer
7 11 (6.92%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 11 (6.92%) Senior Java Developer
8 9 (5.66%) PHP Developer
9 8 (5.03%) Senior Software Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) Java Engineer
11 6 (3.77%) Automation Tester
11 6 (3.77%) Data Analyst
11 6 (3.77%) Graduate
11 6 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.77%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.77%) Tester
12 5 (3.14%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.29%) .NET
1 10 (6.29%) React
1 10 (6.29%) Spring
2 8 (5.03%) AngularJS
3 6 (3.77%) Behat
3 6 (3.77%) HTML
3 6 (3.77%) HTML5
3 6 (3.77%) jQuery
3 6 (3.77%) REST
4 5 (3.14%) Qt
4 5 (3.14%) Vue.js
4 5 (3.14%) Web Services
5 4 (2.52%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.52%) WPF
6 3 (1.89%) CSS
6 3 (1.89%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.89%) QML
6 3 (1.89%) WCF
6 3 (1.89%) WinForms
7 2 (1.26%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (13.84%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (7.55%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.03%) Algorithms
4 8 (5.03%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.77%) Social Media
6 5 (3.14%) User Experience
7 4 (2.52%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.89%) CCTV
8 3 (1.89%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.89%) Freedom of Information Act
8 3 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.89%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.89%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.89%) Online Banking
9 2 (1.26%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.26%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (1.26%) PMI
9 2 (1.26%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.63%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.32%) Windows
2 11 (6.92%) Linux
2 11 (6.92%) Unix
3 10 (6.29%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.77%) Android
5 3 (1.89%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.89%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.26%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.63%) Solaris
7 1 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
1 60 (37.74%) Computer Science
2 51 (32.08%) Problem-Solving
3 42 (26.42%) OO
3 42 (26.42%) Software Engineering
4 34 (21.38%) TDD
5 30 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (18.87%) DevOps
6 29 (18.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (17.61%) Risk Management
8 27 (16.98%) Project Management
8 27 (16.98%) Wealth Management
9 21 (13.21%) Decision-Making
10 20 (12.58%) Test Automation
11 17 (10.69%) ITIL
12 14 (8.81%) Scrum
12 14 (8.81%) SDLC
13 13 (8.18%) Change Control
14 12 (7.55%) Data Analysis
15 11 (6.92%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 50 (31.45%) Java
2 26 (16.35%) SQL
3 19 (11.95%) PHP
4 18 (11.32%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.81%) C#
6 8 (5.03%) Python
7 6 (3.77%) C++
8 5 (3.14%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.52%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.89%) C
10 3 (1.89%) Embedded C
10 3 (1.89%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.89%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.89%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.26%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.26%) R
11 2 (1.26%) VBScript
12 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (20.75%) Computer Science Degree
2 9 (5.66%) ISTQB
2 9 (5.66%) Master's Degree
2 9 (5.66%) MCSE
2 9 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.77%) CCNA
4 6 (3.77%) PMI Certification
4 6 (3.77%) TOGAF Certification
5 5 (3.14%) ACCA
5 5 (3.14%) CIMA
5 5 (3.14%) PMP
6 3 (1.89%) Postgraduate
7 2 (1.26%) CIPD
7 2 (1.26%) CISA
7 2 (1.26%) CISM
7 2 (1.26%) CISSP
7 2 (1.26%) ISEB
7 2 (1.26%) MCP
7 2 (1.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.29%) GDPR
2 9 (5.66%) PMO
3 6 (3.77%) SLA
4 5 (3.14%) P3O
4 5 (3.14%) QA
5 3 (1.89%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (8.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.77%) vSphere
3 6 (3.77%) XenApp
3 6 (3.77%) XenDesktop
4 5 (3.14%) Docker
5 2 (1.26%) HDFS
5 2 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.63%) Ansible
3 1 (0.63%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.63%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 22 (13.84%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.06%) Oracle
3 9 (5.66%) SAP
3 9 (5.66%) VMware
4 8 (5.03%) Google
5 7 (4.40%) HP
5 7 (4.40%) Nintex
6 6 (3.77%) Citrix
7 3 (1.89%) Ab Initio
7 3 (1.89%) Adobe
7 3 (1.89%) Facebook
7 3 (1.89%) Mentor Graphics
7 3 (1.89%) Teradata
8 2 (1.26%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.63%) Actuate
9 1 (0.63%) Cisco
9 1 (0.63%) EMC
9 1 (0.63%) IBM
9 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.63%) TIBCO