Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 26 21
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 315 195 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 9.39% 8.62% 9.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.62% 39.16% 37.82%
Number of salaries quoted 232 127 196
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,300 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,000 £56,250 £48,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +0.63%

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 706 498 632
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.04% 22.02% 24.50%
Number of salaries quoted 480 324 522
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.88% +2.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,150 £21,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £55,000
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

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 April 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 19 April 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
Chester +6 57 £42,500 -1.16% 10
Crewe +21 56 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Warrington -4 45 £42,750 +6.88% 16
Knutsford -23 41 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Wilmslow 0 18 £40,500 +8.00%
Runcorn +8 11 £50,000 +42.86% 4
Nantwich -13 5 £31,500 -27.17% 2
Alderley Edge - 4 £29,000 -
Macclesfield -9 3 £40,000 - 1
Ellesmere Port +11 2 £65,000 +48.57% 1
Congleton - 2 £52,500 -
Northwich - 1 - -
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 140 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (39.68%) Finance
3 94 (29.84%) Java
4 74 (23.49%) SQL
5 72 (22.86%) Computer Science
6 60 (19.05%) Software Engineering
6 60 (19.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 60 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
7 52 (16.51%) Test Automation
8 49 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (15.24%) Web Services
9 48 (15.24%) Management Information System
10 46 (14.60%) .NET
10 46 (14.60%) Microsoft
11 44 (13.97%) Information Security
12 43 (13.65%) Scrum
12 43 (13.65%) Jenkins
13 42 (13.33%) C#
13 42 (13.33%) Git (software)
14 41 (13.02%) JavaScript
14 41 (13.02%) Oracle
14 41 (13.02%) Project Management
15 39 (12.38%) Banking
16 37 (11.75%) JIRA
17 34 (10.79%) Amazon AWS
17 34 (10.79%) Waterfall
17 34 (10.79%) Self-Motivation
18 33 (10.48%) DevOps
19 32 (10.16%) Linux
20 31 (9.84%) SQL Server

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 11 (3.49%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.17%) Sitefinity
3 9 (2.86%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.54%) Apache
4 8 (2.54%) nginx
5 7 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.59%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.59%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.27%) CMS
7 4 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.27%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.95%) CICS
8 3 (0.95%) Confluence
8 3 (0.95%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.63%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.63%) SAS
9 2 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.63%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.63%) SPSS
4 1 (0.32%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
1 5 (1.59%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.27%) BASE24
2 4 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.63%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.32%) FastStats
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.32%) Primavera
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 34 (10.79%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (5.40%) Office 365
4 10 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (2.54%) SaaS
6 7 (2.22%) Google Analytics
6 7 (2.22%) IaaS
6 7 (2.22%) PaaS
7 5 (1.59%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.95%) iTunes
8 3 (0.95%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.63%) CheetahMail
9 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.63%) Google Tag Manager
9 2 (0.63%) Pure360
10 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.81%) Internet
2 11 (3.49%) DNS
3 9 (2.86%) SSL
3 9 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.54%) HTTP
5 7 (2.22%) Network Security
6 4 (1.27%) VoIP
7 3 (0.95%) Skype
8 2 (0.63%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.63%) Firewall
8 2 (0.63%) LAN
8 2 (0.63%) VPN
8 2 (0.63%) WAN
8 2 (0.63%) Wireless
9 1 (0.32%) ATM
9 1 (0.32%) DHCP
9 1 (0.32%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.32%) IPsec
9 1 (0.32%) SNMP
9 1 (0.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (5.71%) MySQL
4 11 (3.49%) Big Data
4 11 (3.49%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (2.86%) Oracle ODI
6 9 (2.86%) Power BI
7 8 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.22%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.90%) Data Mining
9 6 (1.90%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.59%) Qlik Sense
10 5 (1.59%) QlikView
10 5 (1.59%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.59%) Snowflake Schema
10 5 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (13.65%) Jenkins
2 42 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 37 (11.75%) JIRA
4 24 (7.62%) Octopus Deploy
4 24 (7.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (6.98%) MSBuild
6 16 (5.08%) JUnit
7 13 (4.13%) Visual Studio
8 12 (3.81%) Mercurial
9 10 (3.17%) Oracle Forms
10 9 (2.86%) TestNG
11 7 (2.22%) Gradle
11 7 (2.22%) Maven
11 7 (2.22%) Selenium
11 7 (2.22%) Subversion
12 5 (1.59%) Ant
12 5 (1.59%) CA Release Automation
13 4 (1.27%) IntelliJ
14 3 (0.95%) Cucumber
14 3 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 125 (39.68%) Finance
2 39 (12.38%) Banking
3 28 (8.89%) Retail
4 24 (7.62%) Investment Banking
4 24 (7.62%) Retail Banking
5 17 (5.40%) Legal
6 15 (4.76%) Advertising
7 10 (3.17%) Law
8 8 (2.54%) Billing
8 8 (2.54%) Marketing
9 5 (1.59%) Corporate Banking
9 5 (1.59%) Games
10 4 (1.27%) Electronics
11 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.63%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 109 (34.60%) Developer
2 40 (12.70%) Analyst
3 37 (11.75%) Java Developer
4 27 (8.57%) Software Engineer
5 22 (6.98%) Junior
6 19 (6.03%) DevOps Engineer
6 19 (6.03%) Junior Developer
7 17 (5.40%) .NET Software Engineer
8 14 (4.44%) PHP Developer
9 13 (4.13%) Applications Developer
9 13 (4.13%) Senior Software Engineer
10 10 (3.17%) IT Manager
10 10 (3.17%) SQL Developer
11 9 (2.86%) .NET Developer
11 9 (2.86%) Python Developer
11 9 (2.86%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
11 9 (2.86%) Senior Developer
11 9 (2.86%) Test Analyst
11 9 (2.86%) Tester
12 8 (2.54%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (15.24%) Web Services
2 46 (14.60%) .NET
3 31 (9.84%) HTML
3 31 (9.84%) RESTful
4 29 (9.21%) Spring
5 28 (8.89%) Middleware
6 23 (7.30%) ASP.NET Web API
7 22 (6.98%) REST
8 21 (6.67%) SOAP
9 18 (5.71%) .NET Framework
9 18 (5.71%) AngularJS
10 17 (5.40%) CSS
11 16 (5.08%) JSON
12 12 (3.81%) Castle Windsor
13 11 (3.49%) Hibernate
14 10 (3.17%) Ajax
15 8 (2.54%) ASP.NET
15 8 (2.54%) Django
15 8 (2.54%) Java EE
15 8 (2.54%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 72 (22.86%) Computer Science
2 48 (15.24%) Management Information System
3 34 (10.79%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (4.44%) Fintech
7 11 (3.49%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.59%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.27%) Cyber Defence
9 4 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.27%) IVR
9 4 (1.27%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.27%) User Experience
10 3 (0.95%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.95%) FMCG
10 3 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.95%) PMI
11 2 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.63%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.16%) Linux
2 22 (6.98%) Android
2 22 (6.98%) Windows
3 17 (5.40%) Apple iOS
4 11 (3.49%) Unix
5 3 (0.95%) Windows 8
5 3 (0.95%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
2 60 (19.05%) Software Engineering
3 52 (16.51%) Test Automation
4 49 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
5 44 (13.97%) Information Security
6 43 (13.65%) Scrum
7 41 (13.02%) Project Management
8 34 (10.79%) Waterfall
9 33 (10.48%) DevOps
10 31 (9.84%) Mathematics
11 30 (9.52%) MVC
12 29 (9.21%) SDLC
13 28 (8.89%) Risk Management
13 28 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (7.62%) Wealth Management
15 22 (6.98%) ETL
15 22 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
15 22 (6.98%) Secure Coding
15 22 (6.98%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 94 (29.84%) Java
2 74 (23.49%) SQL
3 42 (13.33%) C#
4 41 (13.02%) JavaScript
5 27 (8.57%) T-SQL
6 25 (7.94%) Python
7 18 (5.71%) PHP
7 18 (5.71%) PL/SQL
8 13 (4.13%) Shell Script
8 13 (4.13%) VB.NET
9 12 (3.81%) VB
10 9 (2.86%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.22%) Scala
12 6 (1.90%) C
12 6 (1.90%) C++
12 6 (1.90%) Java 8
13 5 (1.59%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.27%) Apple Swift
15 3 (0.95%) COBOL
15 3 (0.95%) Perl
Qualifications
1 60 (19.05%) Computer Science Degree
2 23 (7.30%) HND
3 22 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (5.40%) CISSP
5 12 (3.81%) CISM
5 12 (3.81%) ISEB
5 12 (3.81%) MCSE
6 10 (3.17%) CSSLP
7 9 (2.86%) MBA
7 9 (2.86%) Sun Certification
8 7 (2.22%) Master's Degree
9 6 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (1.90%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (1.59%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.59%) Postgraduate
10 5 (1.59%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.59%) Security Cleared
11 4 (1.27%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.40%) QA
2 10 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.86%) PMO
4 5 (1.59%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.27%) GDPR
6 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.63%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.32%) COBIT
7 1 (0.32%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.32%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (4.76%) Docker
2 11 (3.49%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.32%) Firmware
3 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (4.44%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.59%) Rancher
4 4 (1.27%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.27%) Puppet
4 4 (1.27%) Salt
4 4 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.32%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.32%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.32%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (14.60%) Microsoft
2 41 (13.02%) Oracle
3 26 (8.25%) Google
4 18 (5.71%) Xamarin
5 14 (4.44%) Twitter
6 11 (3.49%) Citrix
7 8 (2.54%) Sun
7 8 (2.54%) VMware
8 7 (2.22%) Tableau
9 6 (1.90%) Adobe
10 5 (1.59%) Apple
10 5 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.59%) Veeam
11 4 (1.27%) Cisco
11 4 (1.27%) Cloudera
11 4 (1.27%) Splunk
12 3 (0.95%) HP
12 3 (0.95%) SAP
13 2 (0.63%) IBM
13 2 (0.63%) Sitecore