Period
to 19 October 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 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 33 23
Rank change year-on-year -5 -10 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 114 207 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.68% 7.73% 9.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.77% 38.98% 42.19%
Number of salaries quoted 85 145 173
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £23,200 £21,550 £21,750
90th Percentile £60,750 £81,500 £57,450
North West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.66% +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 310 531 640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.17% 19.84% 22.59%
Number of salaries quoted 236 370 417
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,725 £21,000
90th Percentile £65,625 £78,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year -3.41% +6.02% +3.75%

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 October 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 October 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
Chester 0 31 £41,000 +16.31% 9
Knutsford +12 20 £32,500 -35.00% 5
Wilmslow +15 18 £47,500 +17.28% 9
Northwich +3 11 £40,625 -14.47% 1
Warrington +2 10 £32,500 -18.75% 29
Ellesmere Port +5 4 - -
Crewe -28 3 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Runcorn -6 2 £21,750 -3.33% 5
Daresbury - 2 £34,500 -
Macclesfield 0 1 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 43 (37.72%) Microsoft
2 34 (29.82%) Computer Science
3 31 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (25.44%) .NET
4 29 (25.44%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (24.56%) C#
6 26 (22.81%) Active Directory
7 24 (21.05%) Windows
8 21 (18.42%) SQL Server
8 21 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (17.54%) Azure
10 19 (16.67%) AWS
10 19 (16.67%) Linux
11 18 (15.79%) Web Services
11 18 (15.79%) Python
11 18 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (14.91%) ASP.NET
12 17 (14.91%) MVC
12 17 (14.91%) Software Engineering
12 17 (14.91%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (14.91%) Project Delivery
13 16 (14.04%) Artificial Intelligence
13 16 (14.04%) Data Protection
13 16 (14.04%) jQuery
13 16 (14.04%) Manufacturing
13 16 (14.04%) XML
13 16 (14.04%) DNS
14 15 (13.16%) SQL
14 15 (13.16%) WCF
14 15 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC

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 13 (11.40%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.75%) CMS
3 1 (0.88%) Apache
3 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.88%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.88%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (12.28%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.54%) Azure
2 19 (16.67%) AWS
3 14 (12.28%) Office 365
4 12 (10.53%) GCP
5 6 (5.26%) SaaS
6 2 (1.75%) BlazeMeter
6 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.88%) GitHub
7 1 (0.88%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.04%) DNS
2 14 (12.28%) Firewall
3 12 (10.53%) VLAN
4 10 (8.77%) VoIP
4 10 (8.77%) WAN
5 9 (7.89%) LAN
6 4 (3.51%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.75%) DHCP
7 2 (1.75%) Wireless
8 1 (0.88%) HTTP
8 1 (0.88%) NAS
8 1 (0.88%) PSTN
8 1 (0.88%) SAN
8 1 (0.88%) SMTP
8 1 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.51%) MySQL
4 2 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.75%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (1.75%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.75%) Redis
5 1 (0.88%) GIS
5 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.88%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (12.28%) Visual Studio
3 7 (6.14%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.39%) Selenium
5 3 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.75%) JIRA
7 1 (0.88%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.88%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.88%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.88%) JMeter
7 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.88%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.88%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.88%) Subversion
7 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 16 (14.04%) Manufacturing
2 10 (8.77%) Marketing
3 9 (7.89%) Finance
4 5 (4.39%) Retail
5 4 (3.51%) Games
6 3 (2.63%) Legal
6 3 (2.63%) Military
7 2 (1.75%) Banking
7 2 (1.75%) German Language
8 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.88%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (30.70%) Developer
2 28 (24.56%) Analyst
3 19 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 17 (14.91%) Senior Developer
5 14 (12.28%) Graduate
6 13 (11.40%) Senior C# Developer
6 13 (11.40%) Support Analyst
7 12 (10.53%) Network Systems Engineer
7 12 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (8.77%) Service Analyst
9 9 (7.89%) Graduate Developer
9 9 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (7.02%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (7.02%) Linux Systems Engineer
11 6 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 5 (4.39%) Graduate C# Developer
12 5 (4.39%) Marketing Executive
12 5 (4.39%) Software Developer
12 5 (4.39%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (25.44%) .NET
2 18 (15.79%) Web Services
3 17 (14.91%) ASP.NET
4 16 (14.04%) jQuery
4 16 (14.04%) XML
5 15 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (13.16%) WCF
6 13 (11.40%) Ajax
6 13 (11.40%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 13 (11.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 12 (10.53%) CSS
7 12 (10.53%) HTML
8 5 (4.39%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.51%) HTML5
10 3 (2.63%) CSS3
10 3 (2.63%) SOAP
11 2 (1.75%) REST
11 2 (1.75%) RESTful
11 2 (1.75%) SailPoint
11 2 (1.75%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.44%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (14.91%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (8.77%) Life Science
4 5 (4.39%) Blog
4 5 (4.39%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.39%) User Experience
5 3 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.75%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.75%) Online Games
6 2 (1.75%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.88%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.05%) Windows
2 19 (16.67%) Linux
3 14 (12.28%) Windows 10
4 13 (11.40%) CentOS
4 13 (11.40%) Mac OS X
4 13 (11.40%) Windows Server
5 12 (10.53%) Ubuntu
6 6 (5.26%) Unix
7 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.88%) Android
8 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.88%) Debian
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (29.82%) Computer Science
2 31 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (14.91%) MVC
4 17 (14.91%) Project Delivery
4 17 (14.91%) Software Engineering
5 16 (14.04%) Artificial Intelligence
5 16 (14.04%) Data Protection
6 13 (11.40%) Data Science
7 12 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (10.53%) Task Automation
8 11 (9.65%) Project Management
9 10 (8.77%) Service Delivery
10 9 (7.89%) CRM
10 9 (7.89%) Proactive Monitoring
10 9 (7.89%) TDD
11 6 (5.26%) Front End Development
11 6 (5.26%) ITIL
11 6 (5.26%) Mathematics
12 5 (4.39%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.56%) C#
2 18 (15.79%) Python
3 15 (13.16%) SQL
4 14 (12.28%) PowerShell
5 12 (10.53%) Bash Shell
5 12 (10.53%) Java
6 11 (9.65%) JavaScript
7 8 (7.02%) PHP
8 6 (5.26%) C
9 5 (4.39%) C++
10 3 (2.63%) Lua
11 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.88%) ES6
12 1 (0.88%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.88%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (11.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (10.53%) MCSA
3 12 (10.53%) RHCA
4 5 (4.39%) Postgraduate
5 3 (2.63%) HND
5 3 (2.63%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.75%) CISA
6 2 (1.75%) CISM
6 2 (1.75%) CISSP
6 2 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.75%) PhD
6 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) CISMP
7 1 (0.88%) ISEB
7 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.88%) MBA
7 1 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) QA
2 5 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.63%) GDPR
3 3 (2.63%) SLA
4 1 (0.88%) COBIT
4 1 (0.88%) NIST
4 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (22.81%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.53%) pfSense
2 12 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (3.51%) Docker
4 2 (1.75%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (11.40%) Ansible
2 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.75%) SCCM
4 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 43 (37.72%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.28%) Cisco
3 13 (11.40%) VMware
4 12 (10.53%) Aruba
4 12 (10.53%) CommVault
4 12 (10.53%) Dell
4 12 (10.53%) HP
4 12 (10.53%) Meraki
4 12 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 12 (10.53%) WatchGuard
5 8 (7.02%) Verint
6 4 (3.51%) HubSpot
6 4 (3.51%) Marketo
6 4 (3.51%) Pardot
7 3 (2.63%) Google
7 3 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.75%) Facebook
8 2 (1.75%) IBM
8 2 (1.75%) Oracle
8 2 (1.75%) SendGrid