Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 24 19
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 307 233 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 9.84% 8.90% 9.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.24% 41.09% 40.16%
Number of salaries quoted 208 149 177
Cheshire median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,350 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,000 £60,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 694 567 508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.24% 21.65% 22.66%
Number of salaries quoted 453 376 416
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £61,250 £55,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 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
Crewe +9 63 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Warrington +4 61 £40,000 - 16
Chester +22 42 £42,500 -2.86% 18
Knutsford -11 33 £50,000 +19.05% 3
Wilmslow +2 21 £40,500 +8.00% 2
Runcorn +6 14 £50,000 +42.86% 5
Nantwich - 7 £31,500 - 1
Alderley Edge - 2 £29,000 -
Ellesmere Port +10 1 £27,500 -37.14% 2
Northwich +1 1 - - 1
Macclesfield -3 1 £27,500 -26.67%
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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.

1 138 (44.95%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (34.53%) Finance
3 104 (33.88%) Java
4 91 (29.64%) Computer Science
5 70 (22.80%) SQL
6 66 (21.50%) Software Engineering
6 66 (21.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 65 (21.17%) Problem-Solving
8 57 (18.57%) Continuous Integration
9 56 (18.24%) Web Services
10 50 (16.29%) Management Information System
11 49 (15.96%) C#
12 48 (15.64%) Test Automation
13 47 (15.31%) .NET
14 46 (14.98%) Project Management
15 44 (14.33%) JavaScript
15 44 (14.33%) Analytical Skills
16 43 (14.01%) Git (software)
17 42 (13.68%) Information Security
18 41 (13.36%) JIRA
18 41 (13.36%) Jenkins
19 40 (13.03%) Banking
20 37 (12.05%) Microsoft
20 37 (12.05%) Self-Motivation
21 36 (11.73%) Oracle
21 36 (11.73%) Linux
21 36 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
22 35 (11.40%) Python
22 35 (11.40%) DevOps
23 34 (11.07%) HTML

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 (4.56%) Sitefinity
2 13 (4.23%) Apache
2 13 (4.23%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.93%) Apache Spark
3 9 (2.93%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.61%) nginx
5 7 (2.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.63%) SAS
7 4 (1.30%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.98%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.98%) CMS
8 3 (0.98%) IIS
8 3 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.98%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.65%) Confluence
10 1 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.33%) CICS
10 1 (0.33%) JBoss
10 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.95%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.63%) SPSS
5 2 (0.65%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.30%) Infor SunSystems
1 4 (1.30%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.98%) FastStats
2 3 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.65%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.33%) BASE24
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 36 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.21%) Office 365
4 5 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.98%) G Suite
5 3 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.98%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.98%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.65%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.65%) CheetahMail
6 2 (0.65%) GitHub
6 2 (0.65%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.65%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.65%) Pure360
7 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.56%) Internet
2 12 (3.91%) HTTP
3 10 (3.26%) DNS
4 9 (2.93%) SSL
4 9 (2.93%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.95%) LAN
5 6 (1.95%) WAN
6 5 (1.63%) BGP
6 5 (1.63%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (1.63%) Firewall
6 5 (1.63%) OSPF
7 4 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.30%) MPLS
7 4 (1.30%) RIP
8 3 (0.98%) Skype
8 3 (0.98%) VPN
8 3 (0.98%) Wireless
9 2 (0.65%) EIGRP
9 2 (0.65%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.84%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (6.19%) MySQL
4 13 (4.23%) Relational Database
5 12 (3.91%) Hadoop
6 10 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.93%) Big Data
7 9 (2.93%) RDBMS
8 8 (2.61%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.28%) Oracle ODI
9 7 (2.28%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.95%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.95%) Power BI
11 5 (1.63%) HBase
11 5 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.30%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 3 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
14 2 (0.65%) Flink
Development Applications
1 43 (14.01%) Git (software)
2 41 (13.36%) Jenkins
2 41 (13.36%) JIRA
3 24 (7.82%) Octopus Deploy
4 23 (7.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (7.17%) MSBuild
6 16 (5.21%) JUnit
7 12 (3.91%) Visual Studio
8 11 (3.58%) Mercurial
9 9 (2.93%) TestNG
10 8 (2.61%) Selenium
11 7 (2.28%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (1.95%) Ant
12 6 (1.95%) CA Release Automation
12 6 (1.95%) Gradle
12 6 (1.95%) Maven
12 6 (1.95%) Subversion
13 5 (1.63%) IntelliJ
14 4 (1.30%) TeamCity
15 3 (0.98%) Cucumber
General
1 106 (34.53%) Finance
2 40 (13.03%) Banking
3 32 (10.42%) Investment Banking
4 28 (9.12%) Retail
5 27 (8.79%) Retail Banking
6 14 (4.56%) Law
6 14 (4.56%) Marketing
7 11 (3.58%) Advertising
8 10 (3.26%) Legal
9 8 (2.61%) Billing
10 4 (1.30%) Electronics
10 4 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.65%) Back Office
12 2 (0.65%) Games
13 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 101 (32.90%) Developer
2 51 (16.61%) Analyst
3 38 (12.38%) Java Developer
4 28 (9.12%) Software Engineer
5 20 (6.51%) .NET Software Engineer
5 20 (6.51%) DevOps Engineer
6 18 (5.86%) Junior
7 17 (5.54%) Architect
7 17 (5.54%) Junior Developer
8 15 (4.89%) PHP Developer
8 15 (4.89%) Senior Software Engineer
9 14 (4.56%) Cloud Architect
9 14 (4.56%) Lead Architect
10 13 (4.23%) Senior Developer
11 12 (3.91%) .NET Developer
11 12 (3.91%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
12 11 (3.58%) Data Analyst
13 10 (3.26%) Consultant
13 10 (3.26%) Graduate
14 9 (2.93%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (18.24%) Web Services
2 47 (15.31%) .NET
3 34 (11.07%) HTML
4 31 (10.10%) RESTful
5 29 (9.45%) Spring
6 27 (8.79%) Middleware
7 23 (7.49%) .NET Framework
7 23 (7.49%) CSS
8 22 (7.17%) ASP.NET Web API
8 22 (7.17%) SOAP
9 20 (6.51%) AngularJS
10 19 (6.19%) JSON
10 19 (6.19%) REST
11 13 (4.23%) jQuery
12 11 (3.58%) Hibernate
12 11 (3.58%) XML
13 10 (3.26%) Ajax
13 10 (3.26%) Kafka
14 9 (2.93%) HTML5
14 9 (2.93%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 91 (29.64%) Computer Science
2 50 (16.29%) Management Information System
3 44 (14.33%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (12.05%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (8.14%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (6.19%) Fintech
7 8 (2.61%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.28%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.95%) Internet of Things
10 5 (1.63%) Cyber Defence
11 3 (0.98%) FMCG
11 3 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.98%) User Experience
12 2 (0.65%) CCTV
12 2 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.65%) Graphic Design
12 2 (0.65%) IBM Mainframe
12 2 (0.65%) IVR
12 2 (0.65%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.65%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.73%) Linux
2 18 (5.86%) Windows
3 13 (4.23%) Android
4 10 (3.26%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.93%) Unix
6 3 (0.98%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.65%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.33%) AIX
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (44.95%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (21.50%) Software Engineering
3 65 (21.17%) Problem-Solving
4 57 (18.57%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (15.64%) Test Automation
6 46 (14.98%) Project Management
7 42 (13.68%) Information Security
8 35 (11.40%) DevOps
9 34 (11.07%) Mathematics
10 33 (10.75%) MVC
10 33 (10.75%) Scrum
11 32 (10.42%) Wealth Management
12 30 (9.77%) Waterfall
13 28 (9.12%) Deployment Automation
13 28 (9.12%) Root Cause Analysis
14 27 (8.79%) Mentoring
15 26 (8.47%) SDLC
15 26 (8.47%) TDD
16 25 (8.14%) OO
17 24 (7.82%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 104 (33.88%) Java
2 70 (22.80%) SQL
3 49 (15.96%) C#
4 44 (14.33%) JavaScript
5 35 (11.40%) Python
6 29 (9.45%) T-SQL
7 21 (6.84%) PHP
8 18 (5.86%) VB.NET
9 14 (4.56%) PL/SQL
10 11 (3.58%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.93%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.61%) C++
12 8 (2.61%) Scala
12 8 (2.61%) VB
13 5 (1.63%) C
13 5 (1.63%) Java 8
13 5 (1.63%) VBA
14 4 (1.30%) Perl
15 3 (0.98%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.98%) R
Qualifications
1 66 (21.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 24 (7.82%) HND
3 22 (7.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (6.19%) CISSP
5 14 (4.56%) Citrix Certification
5 14 (4.56%) ISEB
5 14 (4.56%) MCSE
5 14 (4.56%) SC Cleared
5 14 (4.56%) Security Cleared
6 12 (3.91%) CSSLP
7 10 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.61%) CISM
8 8 (2.61%) Numerate Degree
9 7 (2.28%) CCNA
9 7 (2.28%) ISTQB
10 6 (1.95%) CCNP
10 6 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (1.63%) CISA
11 5 (1.63%) Master's Degree
12 4 (1.30%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.93%) QA
2 6 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.63%) GDPR
4 4 (1.30%) PMO
5 3 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.33%) COBIT
6 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (4.56%) Docker
2 13 (4.23%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.98%) pfSense
4 1 (0.33%) Firmware
4 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (4.23%) Kubernetes
2 12 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.95%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (1.63%) Rancher
5 4 (1.30%) Puppet
5 4 (1.30%) Salt
6 3 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.98%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (0.98%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.65%) SCCM
7 2 (0.65%) WSUS
8 1 (0.33%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.33%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.33%) Webmin
Vendors
1 37 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 36 (11.73%) Oracle
3 20 (6.51%) Xamarin
4 14 (4.56%) SAP
5 10 (3.26%) Citrix
6 9 (2.93%) Google
6 9 (2.93%) Sun
7 7 (2.28%) VMware
8 6 (1.95%) Cisco
8 6 (1.95%) Cloudera
8 6 (1.95%) Splunk
9 5 (1.63%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.30%) HP
10 4 (1.30%) IBM
10 4 (1.30%) Infor
11 3 (0.98%) Adobe
11 3 (0.98%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.98%) Meraki
11 3 (0.98%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.98%) Salesforce.com