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

Academic Degree
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 22 20
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 248 210 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.75% 9.38% 8.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.81% 40.78% 37.28%
Number of salaries quoted 186 156 212
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,750 £21,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -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 623 515 692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.46% 23.01% 24.09%
Number of salaries quoted 423 375 585
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £20,750 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,000 £55,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -2.50%

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 20 January 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 January 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 -24 48 £50,000 +43.88% 7
Chester +1 46 £42,500 +0.59% 18
Warrington -19 41 £42,500 - 17
Crewe +11 13 £27,500 -21.43% 12
Wilmslow +1 11 £40,500 +1.25% 2
Sandbach -6 9 £32,750 -
Nantwich -4 3 £35,000 +1.45%
Macclesfield -6 3 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Congleton - 3 £52,500 - 1
Daresbury -4 2 £42,500 -
Alderley Edge - 2 £29,000 - 1
Ellesmere Port - 2 £65,000 - 3
Runcorn -2 1 - - 4
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 80 (32.26%) Finance
2 78 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (28.63%) Computer Science
4 62 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 55 (22.18%) Java
6 52 (20.97%) Windows
7 51 (20.56%) SQL
8 45 (18.15%) Risk Management
9 43 (17.34%) Microsoft
10 40 (16.13%) Project Management
11 38 (15.32%) SQL Server
11 38 (15.32%) ITIL
12 36 (14.52%) C#
13 33 (13.31%) Stakeholder Management
13 33 (13.31%) Software Engineering
14 31 (12.50%) Banking
14 31 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
15 30 (12.10%) .NET
15 30 (12.10%) Information Security
16 27 (10.89%) Legal
17 25 (10.08%) Analytics
18 24 (9.68%) SDLC
18 24 (9.68%) Unix
18 24 (9.68%) Test Automation
19 23 (9.27%) QA
19 23 (9.27%) Active Directory
19 23 (9.27%) CISM
20 22 (8.87%) Management Information System
20 22 (8.87%) CISSP
20 22 (8.87%) RESTful

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 12 (4.84%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (1.61%) CICS
4 3 (1.21%) CMS
4 3 (1.21%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.21%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.21%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (0.81%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.40%) Confluence
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.40%) SAS
6 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.40%) Site Server
6 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.40%) WinCC
Applications
1 16 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) SPSS
4 1 (0.40%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.21%) BASE24
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.81%) SAP EWM
4 2 (0.81%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.40%) Primavera
5 1 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.40%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.65%) OpenShift
3 11 (4.44%) SaaS
4 10 (4.03%) IaaS
4 10 (4.03%) PaaS
5 9 (3.63%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (3.23%) Office 365
7 5 (2.02%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.21%) iTunes
9 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.66%) DNS
2 18 (7.26%) DHCP
3 15 (6.05%) Ethernet
4 11 (4.44%) Firewall
4 11 (4.44%) Network Security
5 10 (4.03%) IP Telephony
5 10 (4.03%) TCP/IP
5 10 (4.03%) VoIP
5 10 (4.03%) WAN
5 10 (4.03%) Wireless
6 9 (3.63%) VPN
7 8 (3.23%) BGP
7 8 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (3.23%) EIGRP
7 8 (3.23%) OSPF
8 7 (2.82%) SSL
8 7 (2.82%) Wireshark
9 6 (2.42%) Internet
9 6 (2.42%) LAN
10 5 (2.02%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (15.32%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.44%) MS Access
3 9 (3.63%) MySQL
3 9 (3.63%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.82%) Big Data
5 7 (2.82%) Data Mining
5 7 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.42%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.02%) DB2
7 5 (2.02%) Power BI
7 5 (2.02%) Qlik Sense
7 5 (2.02%) QlikView
7 5 (2.02%) Snowflake Schema
7 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.61%) GIS
8 4 (1.61%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (6.85%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.65%) Jenkins
3 13 (5.24%) JIRA
4 11 (4.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 9 (3.63%) Maven
5 9 (3.63%) Visual Studio
6 6 (2.42%) Cucumber
6 6 (2.42%) Eclipse
6 6 (2.42%) Gradle
6 6 (2.42%) Selenium
7 5 (2.02%) FitNesse
7 5 (2.02%) JUnit
7 5 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.61%) MSBuild
8 4 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.21%) HP UFT
9 3 (1.21%) Ranorex
9 3 (1.21%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.21%) TestNG
9 3 (1.21%) WebDriver
General
1 80 (32.26%) Finance
2 31 (12.50%) Banking
3 27 (10.89%) Legal
4 16 (6.45%) Manufacturing
5 12 (4.84%) Investment Banking
6 10 (4.03%) Retail
7 7 (2.82%) Advertising
8 6 (2.42%) Retail Banking
9 5 (2.02%) Electronics
9 5 (2.02%) Financial Institution
9 5 (2.02%) Law
10 4 (1.61%) Games
10 4 (1.61%) Marketing
11 2 (0.81%) Billing
11 2 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.81%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.40%) Back Office
12 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 75 (30.24%) Developer
2 49 (19.76%) Analyst
3 24 (9.68%) Software Developer
4 23 (9.27%) Java Developer
5 18 (7.26%) Software Engineer
6 16 (6.45%) Junior
7 13 (5.24%) Data Analyst
8 12 (4.84%) Junior Developer
9 11 (4.44%) .NET Developer
9 11 (4.44%) Banking Analyst
9 11 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (4.44%) Security Analyst
10 10 (4.03%) Information Analyst
10 10 (4.03%) Information Security Analyst
10 10 (4.03%) Java Software Developer
10 10 (4.03%) Senior Developer
11 9 (3.63%) Security Manager
12 8 (3.23%) Business Analyst
12 8 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 7 (2.82%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.10%) .NET
2 22 (8.87%) RESTful
3 19 (7.66%) HTML
4 16 (6.45%) Middleware
5 15 (6.05%) CSS
6 13 (5.24%) J2EE
7 12 (4.84%) JSON
8 11 (4.44%) ASP.NET
9 9 (3.63%) REST
9 9 (3.63%) XML
10 8 (3.23%) AngularJS
10 8 (3.23%) Web Services
11 7 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (2.42%) Java EE
13 5 (2.02%) Drools
13 5 (2.02%) Spring
14 4 (1.61%) .NET Framework
14 4 (1.61%) Ajax
14 4 (1.61%) Castle Windsor
14 4 (1.61%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 71 (28.63%) Computer Science
2 22 (8.87%) Management Information System
3 19 (7.66%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.03%) Life Science
6 9 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.82%) Fat Client
7 7 (2.82%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.82%) Thin Client
8 6 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (2.02%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.61%) Clustering
10 4 (1.61%) User Experience
11 3 (1.21%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.21%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.21%) Fintech
11 3 (1.21%) IVR
11 3 (1.21%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.81%) CCTV
12 2 (0.81%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 52 (20.97%) Windows
2 24 (9.68%) Unix
3 16 (6.45%) Android
4 14 (5.65%) Linux
5 12 (4.84%) Windows Server
6 9 (3.63%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.02%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.61%) AIX
10 4 (1.61%) Solaris
10 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.40%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (18.15%) Risk Management
3 40 (16.13%) Project Management
4 38 (15.32%) ITIL
5 33 (13.31%) Software Engineering
5 33 (13.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (12.10%) Information Security
7 25 (10.08%) Analytics
8 24 (9.68%) SDLC
8 24 (9.68%) Test Automation
9 21 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (8.06%) OO
11 19 (7.66%) Data Security
11 19 (7.66%) Root Cause Analysis
12 18 (7.26%) Change Management
12 18 (7.26%) Mathematics
13 17 (6.85%) Cybersecurity
13 17 (6.85%) Matrix Organization
13 17 (6.85%) Scrum
14 16 (6.45%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (22.18%) Java
2 51 (20.56%) SQL
3 36 (14.52%) C#
4 17 (6.85%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.03%) PHP
5 10 (4.03%) T-SQL
6 9 (3.63%) Python
7 6 (2.42%) C
7 6 (2.42%) C++
7 6 (2.42%) VB
8 5 (2.02%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.02%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.61%) Apple Swift
9 4 (1.61%) COBOL
9 4 (1.61%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.21%) Go
10 3 (1.21%) R
10 3 (1.21%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.81%) Scala
11 2 (0.81%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 62 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 31 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (9.27%) CISM
4 22 (8.87%) CISSP
5 18 (7.26%) MCSA
6 17 (6.85%) CISA
7 14 (5.65%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (4.03%) MCSE
9 8 (3.23%) CCNP
10 7 (2.82%) Master's Degree
11 6 (2.42%) CCENT
11 6 (2.42%) CCNA
11 6 (2.42%) CRISC
11 6 (2.42%) ISEB
11 6 (2.42%) MBA
11 6 (2.42%) MCITP
11 6 (2.42%) Sun Certification
12 3 (1.21%) CCIE
12 3 (1.21%) ISTQB
12 3 (1.21%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.27%) QA
2 21 (8.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.02%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.02%) PMO
4 4 (1.61%) GDPR
5 3 (1.21%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.40%) GxP
6 1 (0.40%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.40%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (9.27%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.44%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.23%) Docker
5 2 (0.81%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.40%) Firmware
6 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (4.44%) Ganglia
1 11 (4.44%) WSUS
2 7 (2.82%) SCOM
2 7 (2.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (1.61%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.21%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 43 (17.34%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.47%) Google
2 21 (8.47%) Oracle
3 20 (8.06%) Cisco
4 18 (7.26%) Tableau
5 17 (6.85%) Citrix
6 15 (6.05%) VMware
7 14 (5.65%) Twitter
8 11 (4.44%) NetApp
8 11 (4.44%) ServiceNow
8 11 (4.44%) Teradata
9 10 (4.03%) CommVault
9 10 (4.03%) Dell
9 10 (4.03%) EqualLogic
9 10 (4.03%) F5
9 10 (4.03%) Symantec
10 5 (2.02%) Apple
10 5 (2.02%) Riverbed
10 5 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (2.02%) Veeam