Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 23 24
Rank change year-on-year -11 +1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Degree 215 280 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.77% 9.79% 8.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.74% 42.62% 38.72%
Number of salaries quoted 154 175 152
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £22,150 £21,450 £21,275
90th Percentile £76,100 £57,500 £55,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.30%

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 555 657 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.06% 22.98% 21.35%
Number of salaries quoted 380 439 372
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.90% -1.28%
10th Percentile £23,238 £21,000 £22,025
90th Percentile £78,075 £61,250 £54,925
North West median annual salary £43,500 £40,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.07% +0.63% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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
Warrington -11 45 £40,000 - 17
Knutsford -3 36 £43,000 +1.18% 4
Chester +9 25 £41,500 -7.78% 14
Crewe +9 22 £36,750 +47.00% 4
Wilmslow +1 22 £40,500 +3.85% 2
Runcorn +11 11 £23,500 -37.33% 7
Northwich +2 4 £47,500 +97.92% 4
Nantwich -9 4 £29,000 -17.14% 1
Macclesfield +7 2 £35,000 +3.70% 2
Ellesmere Port - 1 £27,500 - 1
Alderley Edge - 1 - - 3
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 83 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (36.28%) Computer Science
3 67 (31.16%) Java
4 54 (25.12%) Finance
5 53 (24.65%) Problem-Solving
6 49 (22.79%) Software Engineering
7 45 (20.93%) SQL
8 44 (20.47%) Project Management
8 44 (20.47%) Computer Science Degree
9 40 (18.60%) OO
10 38 (17.67%) TDD
11 37 (17.21%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (16.74%) C#
13 33 (15.35%) Microsoft
14 32 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
15 31 (14.42%) SQL Server
15 31 (14.42%) Banking
16 30 (13.95%) .NET
16 30 (13.95%) Management Information System
17 28 (13.02%) Investment Banking
17 28 (13.02%) Wealth Management
17 28 (13.02%) DevOps
18 24 (11.16%) Test Automation
18 24 (11.16%) Enterprise Software
19 23 (10.70%) Mathematics
20 22 (10.23%) Web Services
20 22 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
21 21 (9.77%) MCSE
21 21 (9.77%) JavaScript
21 21 (9.77%) Law

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 (6.51%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.19%) IIS
3 8 (3.72%) Sitefinity
4 6 (2.79%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.79%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.33%) Apache
5 5 (2.33%) SAS
6 3 (1.40%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.40%) JBoss
6 3 (1.40%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.93%) CMS
7 2 (0.93%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (6.05%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (5.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.33%) SPSS
4 4 (1.86%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.47%) CATIA
6 1 (0.47%) InVision
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.47%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (2.33%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (1.86%) Infor SunSystems
3 3 (1.40%) FastStats
4 2 (0.93%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.47%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.47%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.47%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.47%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.98%) Office 365
2 9 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.40%) G Suite
6 2 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.93%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.93%) GitHub
7 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.65%) HTTP
2 8 (3.72%) FTP
2 8 (3.72%) SSH
3 7 (3.26%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.79%) DHCP
4 6 (2.79%) DNS
4 6 (2.79%) Internet
4 6 (2.79%) SAN
4 6 (2.79%) SMTP
5 5 (2.33%) LAN
5 5 (2.33%) WAN
6 4 (1.86%) BGP
6 4 (1.86%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (1.86%) Firewall
6 4 (1.86%) OSPF
6 4 (1.86%) RIP
7 3 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.40%) Intranet
7 3 (1.40%) MPLS
7 3 (1.40%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.19%) Hadoop
3 8 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.26%) Big Data
5 6 (2.79%) MySQL
5 6 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.79%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (2.79%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (2.33%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.33%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.86%) Power BI
7 4 (1.86%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.40%) HBase
8 3 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.93%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.93%) Flink
9 2 (0.93%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (9.30%) JIRA
2 15 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 14 (6.51%) Jenkins
4 11 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (3.72%) MSBuild
5 8 (3.72%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (3.72%) Visual Studio
6 6 (2.79%) Selenium
7 5 (2.33%) Gradle
8 3 (1.40%) Ant
8 3 (1.40%) CA Release Automation
8 3 (1.40%) IntelliJ
8 3 (1.40%) JUnit
8 3 (1.40%) Maven
8 3 (1.40%) NUnit
9 2 (0.93%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.93%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.93%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.47%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.47%) JIRA Agile
General
1 54 (25.12%) Finance
2 31 (14.42%) Banking
3 28 (13.02%) Investment Banking
4 21 (9.77%) Law
5 12 (5.58%) Marketing
5 12 (5.58%) Retail
6 10 (4.65%) Retail Banking
7 7 (3.26%) Manufacturing
7 7 (3.26%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.33%) Legal
9 4 (1.86%) Advertising
9 4 (1.86%) Electronics
10 3 (1.40%) Back Office
11 2 (0.93%) Automotive
11 2 (0.93%) Billing
11 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 66 (30.70%) Developer
2 47 (21.86%) Analyst
3 26 (12.09%) Java Developer
4 20 (9.30%) Agile Developer
5 19 (8.84%) Agile Java Developer
5 19 (8.84%) Architect
6 17 (7.91%) Senior Developer
7 14 (6.51%) Cloud Architect
7 14 (6.51%) Lead Architect
7 14 (6.51%) Software Engineer
8 12 (5.58%) .NET Developer
9 11 (5.12%) Consultant
9 11 (5.12%) Graduate
10 10 (4.65%) C# Developer
10 10 (4.65%) Junior
10 10 (4.65%) PHP Developer
10 10 (4.65%) Senior Agile Developer
10 10 (4.65%) Senior Agile Java Developer
10 10 (4.65%) Senior Java Developer
11 9 (4.19%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.95%) .NET
2 22 (10.23%) Web Services
3 17 (7.91%) HTML
4 13 (6.05%) CSS
5 11 (5.12%) .NET Framework
6 10 (4.65%) Middleware
7 9 (4.19%) jQuery
7 9 (4.19%) RESTful
8 8 (3.72%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (3.72%) HTML5
8 8 (3.72%) Kafka
9 7 (3.26%) AngularJS
10 6 (2.79%) ASP.NET
10 6 (2.79%) REST
10 6 (2.79%) XML
11 5 (2.33%) LDAP
11 5 (2.33%) Spring
11 5 (2.33%) WCF
12 4 (1.86%) JSON
12 4 (1.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 78 (36.28%) Computer Science
2 32 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (13.95%) Management Information System
4 24 (11.16%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.79%) Fintech
6 6 (2.79%) Internet of Things
6 6 (2.79%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.40%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (1.40%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.40%) FMCG
7 3 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.40%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.40%) User Experience
8 2 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.93%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.93%) Freedom of Information Act
8 2 (0.93%) Online Banking
8 2 (0.93%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.47%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.30%) Windows
2 14 (6.51%) Linux
3 7 (3.26%) Unix
3 7 (3.26%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.33%) Android
4 5 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.93%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.47%) AIX
7 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.47%) Solaris
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (24.65%) Problem-Solving
3 49 (22.79%) Software Engineering
4 44 (20.47%) Project Management
5 40 (18.60%) OO
6 38 (17.67%) TDD
7 37 (17.21%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (13.02%) DevOps
8 28 (13.02%) Wealth Management
9 24 (11.16%) Test Automation
10 23 (10.70%) Mathematics
11 21 (9.77%) Risk Management
12 19 (8.84%) Data Analysis
12 19 (8.84%) Information Security
12 19 (8.84%) ITIL
13 18 (8.37%) Mentoring
13 18 (8.37%) MVC
14 17 (7.91%) Time Management
15 16 (7.44%) SDLC
16 15 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 67 (31.16%) Java
2 45 (20.93%) SQL
3 36 (16.74%) C#
4 21 (9.77%) JavaScript
5 19 (8.84%) Python
6 18 (8.37%) PHP
7 16 (7.44%) T-SQL
8 12 (5.58%) VB.NET
9 8 (3.72%) C++
10 5 (2.33%) Scala
10 5 (2.33%) VBA
11 4 (1.86%) C
12 3 (1.40%) Java 8
12 3 (1.40%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.40%) Perl
12 3 (1.40%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.40%) R
12 3 (1.40%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.93%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (20.47%) Computer Science Degree
2 22 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (9.77%) MCSE
4 14 (6.51%) Citrix Certification
4 14 (6.51%) SC Cleared
4 14 (6.51%) Security Cleared
5 11 (5.12%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (5.12%) CISSP
6 10 (4.65%) ISEB
7 9 (4.19%) CCNA
7 9 (4.19%) ISTQB
8 7 (3.26%) Master's Degree
9 5 (2.33%) CCNP
9 5 (2.33%) CISA
9 5 (2.33%) CISM
10 4 (1.86%) CSSLP
10 4 (1.86%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (1.40%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.93%) ACCA
12 2 (0.93%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.19%) GDPR
2 6 (2.79%) QA
3 3 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.40%) PMO
3 3 (1.40%) SLA
4 2 (0.93%) P3O
5 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (8.37%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.79%) vSphere
2 6 (2.79%) XenApp
2 6 (2.79%) XenDesktop
3 5 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.40%) pfSense
5 2 (0.93%) Docker
6 1 (0.47%) Firmware
6 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (1.86%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (1.40%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (1.40%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (1.40%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.93%) SCCM
3 2 (0.93%) WSUS
4 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.47%) Webmin
Vendors
1 33 (15.35%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.44%) SAP
3 11 (5.12%) Citrix
4 9 (4.19%) VMware
5 8 (3.72%) Xamarin
6 6 (2.79%) Google
6 6 (2.79%) Sun
7 4 (1.86%) Cisco
7 4 (1.86%) Cloudera
7 4 (1.86%) Infor
7 4 (1.86%) Oracle
7 4 (1.86%) Splunk
8 3 (1.40%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.40%) HP
8 3 (1.40%) IBM
8 3 (1.40%) Meraki
8 3 (1.40%) Nintex
8 3 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.40%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.93%) Cognizant