Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 25 22
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 197 256 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.66% 8.43% 9.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.86% 39.45% 40.67%
Number of salaries quoted 138 175 171
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £21,775 £20,150 £22,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £56,350 £55,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +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 507 649 504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.71% 21.36% 22.18%
Number of salaries quoted 354 434 408
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.19% +2.67%
10th Percentile £23,750 £20,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £63,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 17 November 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 17 November 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
Knutsford +23 38 £50,000 +17.65% 5
Warrington -14 35 £40,000 -5.88% 22
Wilmslow -3 24 £43,750 +25.00% 2
Chester -8 20 £35,000 -12.50% 9
Crewe +1 12 £37,500 +50.00% 4
Runcorn +1 5 £22,500 -40.00% 4
Ellesmere Port - 5 £27,500 -
Northwich -2 4 £47,500 +97.92% 1
Macclesfield +17 2 £41,250 +26.92% 1
Alderley Edge +8 1 - -
Nantwich -12 1 £26,500 -24.29% 1
Winsford - 1 £27,500 -
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 (42.13%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (39.59%) Computer Science
3 57 (28.93%) Java
4 56 (28.43%) Problem-Solving
5 50 (25.38%) OO
6 49 (24.87%) Finance
7 47 (23.86%) Software Engineering
8 44 (22.34%) Project Management
9 40 (20.30%) Computer Science Degree
9 40 (20.30%) DevOps
10 39 (19.80%) TDD
11 36 (18.27%) Banking
12 33 (16.75%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (16.24%) SQL
14 29 (14.72%) Wealth Management
14 29 (14.72%) Investment Banking
15 28 (14.21%) SQL Server
15 28 (14.21%) Risk Management
16 27 (13.71%) Law
17 26 (13.20%) Enterprise Software
17 26 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (12.69%) Stakeholder Management
18 25 (12.69%) Microsoft
19 23 (11.68%) PHP
20 22 (11.17%) C#
21 21 (10.66%) ITIL
22 20 (10.15%) Data Analysis
23 19 (9.64%) Windows
24 16 (8.12%) Management Information System
24 16 (8.12%) SAP

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 (4.57%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.05%) IIS
3 5 (2.54%) JBoss
4 4 (2.03%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.02%) Apache
5 2 (1.02%) SAS
5 2 (1.02%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.02%) WordPress
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.51%) CMS
6 1 (0.51%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 11 (5.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.57%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.02%) SPSS
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.51%) CATIA
6 1 (0.51%) InVision
6 1 (0.51%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.54%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (2.03%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.51%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.51%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.51%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.51%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.08%) Office 365
2 5 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.03%) Google Analytics
3 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.52%) G Suite
5 2 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.02%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (1.02%) GitHub
5 2 (1.02%) Google Tag Manager
5 2 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.06%) HTTP
2 7 (3.55%) SAN
2 7 (3.55%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.05%) DHCP
3 6 (3.05%) DNS
3 6 (3.05%) FTP
3 6 (3.05%) SMTP
3 6 (3.05%) SSH
4 5 (2.54%) Internet
5 3 (1.52%) BGP
5 3 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (1.52%) Ethernet
5 3 (1.52%) Firewall
5 3 (1.52%) Intranet
5 3 (1.52%) LAN
5 3 (1.52%) OSPF
5 3 (1.52%) RIP
5 3 (1.52%) WAN
6 2 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.02%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.57%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.05%) Big Data
4 6 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.05%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (3.05%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (2.54%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.54%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.03%) MySQL
6 4 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.03%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.52%) DB2
7 3 (1.52%) DB2 UDB
7 3 (1.52%) MariaDB
7 3 (1.52%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.02%) Amazon Athena
8 2 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.02%) Flink
Development Applications
1 9 (4.57%) Git (software)
1 9 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.55%) JIRA
2 7 (3.55%) Selenium
3 6 (3.05%) PHPUnit
4 4 (2.03%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.03%) NUnit
5 3 (1.52%) Gradle
5 3 (1.52%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.02%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.51%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.51%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.51%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.51%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.51%) Subversion
7 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
General
1 49 (24.87%) Finance
2 36 (18.27%) Banking
3 29 (14.72%) Investment Banking
4 27 (13.71%) Law
5 13 (6.60%) Marketing
6 12 (6.09%) Manufacturing
7 8 (4.06%) Telecoms
8 6 (3.05%) Electronics
8 6 (3.05%) Retail
9 5 (2.54%) Advertising
9 5 (2.54%) Legal
10 4 (2.03%) Retail Banking
11 3 (1.52%) Back Office
11 3 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (1.02%) Automotive
12 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 55 (27.92%) Developer
2 41 (20.81%) Analyst
3 26 (13.20%) Agile Developer
3 26 (13.20%) Java Developer
4 25 (12.69%) Agile Java Developer
5 19 (9.64%) Senior Developer
6 13 (6.60%) Architect
6 13 (6.60%) Senior Agile Developer
6 13 (6.60%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 13 (6.60%) Senior Java Developer
7 11 (5.58%) Graduate
8 10 (5.08%) Consultant
8 10 (5.08%) Junior
8 10 (5.08%) PHP Developer
9 9 (4.57%) Software Engineer
10 8 (4.06%) .NET Developer
10 8 (4.06%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (4.06%) C# Developer
10 8 (4.06%) Data Analyst
10 8 (4.06%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.60%) .NET
2 12 (6.09%) HTML
3 11 (5.58%) Web Services
4 9 (4.57%) REST
5 8 (4.06%) CSS
6 7 (3.55%) HTML5
6 7 (3.55%) jQuery
7 6 (3.05%) Behat
7 6 (3.05%) Spring
8 5 (2.54%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.54%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.54%) JSON
8 5 (2.54%) WCF
8 5 (2.54%) WPF
8 5 (2.54%) XML
9 4 (2.03%) React
9 4 (2.03%) WinForms
10 3 (1.52%) Kafka
11 2 (1.02%) QML
11 2 (1.02%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 78 (39.59%) Computer Science
2 26 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (13.20%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (8.12%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.05%) Fintech
5 5 (2.54%) Internet of Things
6 4 (2.03%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.03%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.03%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.03%) User Experience
7 3 (1.52%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.52%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.52%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.52%) Freedom of Information Act
7 3 (1.52%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.52%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.52%) Social Media
8 2 (1.02%) CCTV
8 2 (1.02%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.64%) Windows
2 11 (5.58%) Linux
3 8 (4.06%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.55%) Unix
5 5 (2.54%) Android
5 5 (2.54%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.02%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.51%) Solaris
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (42.13%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (28.43%) Problem-Solving
3 50 (25.38%) OO
4 47 (23.86%) Software Engineering
5 44 (22.34%) Project Management
6 40 (20.30%) DevOps
7 39 (19.80%) TDD
8 33 (16.75%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (14.72%) Wealth Management
10 28 (14.21%) Risk Management
11 25 (12.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (10.66%) ITIL
13 20 (10.15%) Data Analysis
14 16 (8.12%) Decision-Making
14 16 (8.12%) Mathematics
14 16 (8.12%) SDLC
15 15 (7.61%) Test Automation
16 14 (7.11%) Change Management
16 14 (7.11%) Coaching
17 13 (6.60%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 57 (28.93%) Java
2 32 (16.24%) SQL
3 23 (11.68%) PHP
4 22 (11.17%) C#
5 16 (8.12%) JavaScript
6 13 (6.60%) Python
7 7 (3.55%) C++
8 6 (3.05%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.03%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.52%) C
10 3 (1.52%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.52%) Scala
10 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.02%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.02%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.02%) VBA
12 1 (0.51%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.51%) Delphi
12 1 (0.51%) VB
12 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (20.30%) Computer Science Degree
2 15 (7.61%) MCSE
2 15 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (5.58%) ISTQB
4 9 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (4.06%) CCNA
5 8 (4.06%) Master's Degree
6 7 (3.55%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (3.55%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.55%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.05%) TOGAF Certification
8 5 (2.54%) ISEB
9 4 (2.03%) ACCA
9 4 (2.03%) CIMA
9 4 (2.03%) CISA
9 4 (2.03%) CISM
9 4 (2.03%) CISSP
9 4 (2.03%) PMI Certification
9 4 (2.03%) PMP
10 3 (1.52%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.11%) GDPR
2 8 (4.06%) PMO
2 8 (4.06%) QA
3 7 (3.55%) SLA
4 4 (2.03%) P3O
5 3 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.02%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (5.58%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.05%) vSphere
2 6 (3.05%) XenApp
2 6 (3.05%) XenDesktop
3 5 (2.54%) Docker
3 5 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.02%) pfSense
5 1 (0.51%) Firmware
5 1 (0.51%) HDFS
5 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (3.05%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (1.02%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.51%) Ansible
3 1 (0.51%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.51%) Webmin
Vendors
1 25 (12.69%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.12%) SAP
3 10 (5.08%) Oracle
4 8 (4.06%) Google
4 8 (4.06%) VMware
5 6 (3.05%) Citrix
5 6 (3.05%) HP
6 5 (2.54%) Sun
7 4 (2.03%) Infor
8 3 (1.52%) Cisco
8 3 (1.52%) Nintex
9 2 (1.02%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.02%) Adobe
9 2 (1.02%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.02%) Cognizant
9 2 (1.02%) Meraki
9 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.02%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.02%) Teradata
9 2 (1.02%) Twitter