Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 22 19
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 252 204 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.34% 9.05% 9.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.45% 40.80% 40.58%
Number of salaries quoted 174 170 218
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £20,050 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £56,575 £55,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% -2.50%

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 623 500 754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.62% 22.19% 23.15%
Number of salaries quoted 423 403 605
Cheshire median annual salary £40,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.19% +2.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £20,750 £22,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £58,250
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -5 54 £42,500 - 1
Chester -4 34 £40,000 -9.09% 4
Knutsford -33 33 £42,500 +93.18% 4
Crewe +11 18 £25,000 -31.51% 2
Sandbach +1 14 £21,500 - 1
Runcorn +5 11 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Wilmslow -2 10 £35,000 -12.50%
Nantwich +2 3 £35,000 +11.11% 2
Macclesfield -3 2 £32,500 +8.33%
Daresbury -3 2 £42,500 -
Northwich - 2 £24,000 -
Congleton -1 1 £30,000 +25.00%
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Degree 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 Degree.

1 92 (36.51%) Computer Science
2 70 (27.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 67 (26.59%) Windows
3 67 (26.59%) Finance
4 65 (25.79%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (22.22%) ITIL
6 55 (21.83%) SQL
6 55 (21.83%) Microsoft
7 52 (20.63%) Java
8 35 (13.89%) C#
8 35 (13.89%) SQL Server
8 35 (13.89%) Risk Management
9 33 (13.10%) Cisco
10 32 (12.70%) Project Management
10 32 (12.70%) Banking
11 30 (11.90%) Software Engineering
12 29 (11.51%) Information Security
12 29 (11.51%) DHCP
12 29 (11.51%) DNS
12 29 (11.51%) HTML
13 28 (11.11%) .NET
13 28 (11.11%) Active Directory
13 28 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
14 27 (10.71%) Ethernet
14 27 (10.71%) Manufacturing
15 26 (10.32%) Unix
15 26 (10.32%) Data Centre
16 25 (9.92%) Windows Server
16 25 (9.92%) OO
16 25 (9.92%) CSS

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 9 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.59%) WinCC
3 3 (1.19%) CICS
3 3 (1.19%) Confluence
3 3 (1.19%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.19%) Umbraco
3 3 (1.19%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.19%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.79%) Apache
4 2 (0.79%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.79%) IIS
5 1 (0.40%) CMS
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.40%) SAS
5 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.40%) Site Server
Applications
1 22 (8.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.78%) Sage CRM
2 3 (1.19%) Sage 1000
2 3 (1.19%) SAP EWM
2 3 (1.19%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.79%) SAP QM
4 1 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.40%) SAP LE
4 1 (0.40%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.40%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.40%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.40%) SAP PP-PI
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (5.95%) OpenShift
2 4 (1.59%) IaaS
2 4 (1.59%) PaaS
2 4 (1.59%) SaaS
3 3 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.79%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.79%) Trello
5 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.40%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.51%) DHCP
1 29 (11.51%) DNS
2 27 (10.71%) Ethernet
3 20 (7.94%) Firewall
3 20 (7.94%) IP Telephony
3 20 (7.94%) WAN
3 20 (7.94%) Wireless
4 19 (7.54%) VPN
5 17 (6.75%) BGP
5 17 (6.75%) Cisco IOS
5 17 (6.75%) EIGRP
5 17 (6.75%) OSPF
6 16 (6.35%) VoIP
7 14 (5.56%) SSL
7 14 (5.56%) Wireshark
8 12 (4.76%) Internet
8 12 (4.76%) LAN
8 12 (4.76%) TCP/IP
9 11 (4.37%) MPLS
9 11 (4.37%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 12 (4.76%) MySQL
4 11 (4.37%) MS Access
5 10 (3.97%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.59%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.19%) DB2
10 3 (1.19%) GIS
10 3 (1.19%) IMS/DB
10 3 (1.19%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.79%) Big Data
11 2 (0.79%) Qlik Sense
11 2 (0.79%) QlikView
11 2 (0.79%) Snowflake Schema
11 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.79%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 17 (6.75%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 13 (5.16%) JIRA
4 11 (4.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 10 (3.97%) Maven
6 8 (3.17%) Selenium
7 7 (2.78%) Cucumber
7 7 (2.78%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.38%) FitNesse
8 6 (2.38%) JUnit
9 5 (1.98%) Gradle
9 5 (1.98%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.59%) HP UFT
11 3 (1.19%) JMeter
11 3 (1.19%) NUnit
11 3 (1.19%) Ranorex
11 3 (1.19%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.19%) TestNG
11 3 (1.19%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.79%) SonarQube
General
1 67 (26.59%) Finance
2 32 (12.70%) Banking
3 27 (10.71%) Manufacturing
4 20 (7.94%) Legal
5 10 (3.97%) Financial Institution
5 10 (3.97%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.78%) Marketing
7 5 (1.98%) Retail
7 5 (1.98%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.59%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (1.59%) Electronics
9 3 (1.19%) Advertising
9 3 (1.19%) Billing
9 3 (1.19%) Games
9 3 (1.19%) Law
10 2 (0.79%) Back Office
11 1 (0.40%) French Language
11 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 67 (26.59%) Developer
2 53 (21.03%) Analyst
3 30 (11.90%) Software Developer
4 25 (9.92%) Java Developer
5 17 (6.75%) Software Engineer
6 15 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (5.95%) Java Software Developer
7 14 (5.56%) Junior
8 13 (5.16%) Data Analyst
8 13 (5.16%) Network Engineer
8 13 (5.16%) Security Analyst
9 12 (4.76%) .NET Developer
9 12 (4.76%) Business Analyst
10 11 (4.37%) Banking Analyst
10 11 (4.37%) Junior Developer
10 11 (4.37%) Senior Developer
11 10 (3.97%) Information Analyst
11 10 (3.97%) Information Security Analyst
12 9 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
12 9 (3.57%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.51%) HTML
2 28 (11.11%) .NET
3 25 (9.92%) CSS
4 24 (9.52%) RESTful
5 18 (7.14%) JSON
6 17 (6.75%) XML
7 15 (5.95%) ASP.NET
8 14 (5.56%) J2EE
9 12 (4.76%) AngularJS
10 11 (4.37%) Middleware
11 10 (3.97%) Web Services
12 9 (3.57%) jQuery
13 8 (3.17%) Drools
13 8 (3.17%) Spring
14 7 (2.78%) .NET Framework
14 7 (2.78%) Java EE
15 6 (2.38%) Node.js
16 5 (1.98%) React
17 4 (1.59%) Ajax
17 4 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 92 (36.51%) Computer Science
2 26 (10.32%) Data Centre
3 21 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (7.54%) Management Information System
5 16 (6.35%) Life Science
6 11 (4.37%) Fat Client
6 11 (4.37%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.98%) Fintech
7 5 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.98%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.59%) Clustering
8 4 (1.59%) User Experience
9 3 (1.19%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.19%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.19%) PMI
9 3 (1.19%) Semantic Web
10 2 (0.79%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.79%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 67 (26.59%) Windows
2 26 (10.32%) Unix
3 25 (9.92%) Windows Server
4 21 (8.33%) Linux
5 13 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (3.57%) Android
9 5 (1.98%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.59%) AIX
10 4 (1.59%) Solaris
11 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (25.79%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (22.22%) ITIL
3 35 (13.89%) Risk Management
4 32 (12.70%) Project Management
5 30 (11.90%) Software Engineering
6 29 (11.51%) Information Security
7 25 (9.92%) OO
8 24 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (9.13%) SDLC
10 22 (8.73%) Analytics
10 22 (8.73%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (7.94%) Load Balancing
12 19 (7.54%) Change Management
12 19 (7.54%) Cybersecurity
13 18 (7.14%) Data Security
13 18 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
13 18 (7.14%) Service Management
13 18 (7.14%) TDD
14 17 (6.75%) Collaborative Working
15 16 (6.35%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 55 (21.83%) SQL
2 52 (20.63%) Java
3 35 (13.89%) C#
4 22 (8.73%) JavaScript
5 12 (4.76%) PHP
5 12 (4.76%) Python
6 6 (2.38%) C
6 6 (2.38%) C++
7 3 (1.19%) COBOL
7 3 (1.19%) Go
7 3 (1.19%) R
7 3 (1.19%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.19%) VB
7 3 (1.19%) XAML
8 2 (0.79%) Embedded C
8 2 (0.79%) Perl
8 2 (0.79%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.79%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.79%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 70 (27.78%) Computer Science Degree
2 28 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (9.92%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (9.52%) CISM
4 24 (9.52%) CISSP
5 22 (8.73%) MCSA
6 18 (7.14%) CCNP
6 18 (7.14%) CISA
7 9 (3.57%) CRISC
8 8 (3.17%) CCNA
8 8 (3.17%) ISEB
9 7 (2.78%) CCIE
9 7 (2.78%) Master's Degree
10 6 (2.38%) CCENT
10 6 (2.38%) MCITP
11 5 (1.98%) MCSE
11 5 (1.98%) SAP Certification
12 4 (1.59%) HNC
12 4 (1.59%) ISTQB
12 4 (1.59%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 18 (7.14%) QA
2 5 (1.98%) PMO
3 3 (1.19%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.19%) GDPR
3 3 (1.19%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.40%) GxP
System Software
1 28 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.76%) Docker
5 3 (1.19%) ProxySG
5 3 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (5.56%) WSUS
2 11 (4.37%) Ganglia
2 11 (4.37%) SCOM
2 11 (4.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.79%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.79%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 55 (21.83%) Microsoft
2 33 (13.10%) Cisco
3 21 (8.33%) Citrix
4 20 (7.94%) F5
5 19 (7.54%) Oracle
6 18 (7.14%) VMware
7 15 (5.95%) NetApp
7 15 (5.95%) Tableau
8 14 (5.56%) CommVault
8 14 (5.56%) Dell
8 14 (5.56%) EqualLogic
8 14 (5.56%) Symantec
9 11 (4.37%) Google
9 11 (4.37%) Riverbed
9 11 (4.37%) ServiceNow
9 11 (4.37%) Teradata
10 10 (3.97%) Sage
11 9 (3.57%) SAP
12 7 (2.78%) Twitter
13 5 (1.98%) Apigee