Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Presales skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Presales over the 6 months to 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 167 123
Rank change year-on-year +87 -44 +6
Permanent jobs citing Presales 70 8 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.93% 0.26% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 0.28% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 64 10 19
Cheshire median annual salary £70,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +75.00% +6.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,025 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £56,250 £75,000
North West median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +10.00%

Presales is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,251 2,862 2,040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 94.14% 91.35% 89.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,719 2,157 1,696
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +18.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -

Presales
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Presales as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Presales in Cheshire

Presales
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Presales in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Presales in Cheshire

Presales
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Presales in Cheshire over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Presales in Cheshire

Presales
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Presales within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 13 December 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 +41 41 £77,500 +93.75% 4
Chester - 12 £70,000 -
Runcorn - 6 £46,250 - 1
Lymm - 4 £25,000 -
Crewe - 3 £50,000 - 1
Presales
North West

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT jobs citing Presales 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 Presales.

1 34 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 25 (35.71%) Cisco
2 25 (35.71%) Project Management
3 24 (34.29%) Office 365
4 20 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 18 (25.71%) Data Protection
5 18 (25.71%) GDPR
6 17 (24.29%) Data Centre
6 17 (24.29%) Security Cleared
7 16 (22.86%) Wireless
7 16 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (21.43%) Load Balancing
9 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 13 (18.57%) Network Security
10 13 (18.57%) Citrix
11 12 (17.14%) VMware
11 12 (17.14%) Data Analytics
11 12 (17.14%) Analytics
12 11 (15.71%) SC Cleared
12 11 (15.71%) Hyper-V
12 11 (15.71%) Veeam
12 11 (15.71%) EqualLogic
12 11 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (15.71%) Dell Compellent
12 11 (15.71%) Publishing
12 11 (15.71%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (15.71%) Dell
12 11 (15.71%) EMC
12 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (15.71%) MCSE

Presales
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 3 (4.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.43%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.43%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.43%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 24 (34.29%) Office 365
2 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (11.43%) IaaS
3 8 (11.43%) PaaS
4 7 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (4.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.86%) Wireless
2 13 (18.57%) Network Security
3 6 (8.57%) WebEx
4 5 (7.14%) Ethernet
5 4 (5.71%) WAN
6 3 (4.29%) Internet
6 3 (4.29%) LAN
6 3 (4.29%) Unified Communications
6 3 (4.29%) VPN
6 3 (4.29%) WLAN
7 1 (1.43%) BGP
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.43%) DNS
7 1 (1.43%) FWSM
7 1 (1.43%) MPLS
7 1 (1.43%) OSPF
7 1 (1.43%) SSL
7 1 (1.43%) VLAN
7 1 (1.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (7.14%) Big Data
4 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.43%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (12.86%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (11.43%) Jenkins
2 8 (11.43%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (15.71%) Publishing
2 6 (8.57%) Legal
3 4 (5.71%) Local Government
3 4 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.29%) Finance
4 3 (4.29%) Marketing
5 1 (1.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (40.00%) Architect
2 11 (15.71%) Consultant
2 11 (15.71%) Technical Consultant
3 9 (12.86%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (11.43%) DevOps Architect
5 7 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 6 (8.57%) Cisco Specialist
6 6 (8.57%) Data Centre Manager
6 6 (8.57%) Pricing Specialist
6 6 (8.57%) Technical Architect
7 5 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (7.14%) Lead Architect
7 5 (7.14%) Security Architect
7 5 (7.14%) Security Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.71%) Analytics Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Data Analytics Manager
8 4 (5.71%) IT Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Software Project Manager
9 3 (4.29%) Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.86%) COM
3 1 (1.43%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.43%) CSS
3 1 (1.43%) EJB
3 1 (1.43%) HTML
3 1 (1.43%) HTML5
3 1 (1.43%) J2EE
3 1 (1.43%) JMS
3 1 (1.43%) JSON
3 1 (1.43%) Kafka
3 1 (1.43%) REST
3 1 (1.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.29%) Data Centre
2 11 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.71%) Algorithms
4 4 (5.71%) PMI
5 3 (4.29%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (4.29%) Data Structures
5 3 (4.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (4.29%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.86%) Windows
2 6 (8.57%) Windows Server
2 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.71%) Project Management
2 18 (25.71%) Data Protection
3 16 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (21.43%) Load Balancing
5 12 (17.14%) Analytics
5 12 (17.14%) Data Analytics
6 11 (15.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
7 10 (14.29%) Thought Leadership
8 9 (12.86%) Line Management
9 8 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (11.43%) Coaching
9 8 (11.43%) Configuration Management
9 8 (11.43%) DevOps
9 8 (11.43%) ITIL
10 7 (10.00%) Data Analysis
10 7 (10.00%) PRINCE2
10 7 (10.00%) Service Delivery
11 6 (8.57%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (8.57%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.71%) SQL
2 3 (4.29%) C
2 3 (4.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.43%) Java
3 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (24.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.71%) MCSE
2 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (15.71%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.00%) PMI Certification
4 6 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (8.57%) MCP
5 5 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (7.14%) Degree
6 4 (5.71%) CCDP
6 4 (5.71%) CCNP
6 4 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.71%) PhD
7 3 (4.29%) PMP
8 1 (1.43%) CCIE
8 1 (1.43%) CCSE
8 1 (1.43%) CISSP
8 1 (1.43%) IISP
8 1 (1.43%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.43%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (25.71%) GDPR
2 3 (4.29%) PMO
3 1 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 20 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.71%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) Ansible
1 8 (11.43%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (11.43%) Puppet
2 2 (2.86%) Mesos
3 1 (1.43%) CASB
3 1 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.43%) QRadar
Vendors
1 34 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 25 (35.71%) Cisco
3 13 (18.57%) Citrix
4 12 (17.14%) VMware
5 11 (15.71%) Dell
5 11 (15.71%) Dell Compellent
5 11 (15.71%) EMC
5 11 (15.71%) EqualLogic
5 11 (15.71%) Veeam
6 5 (7.14%) Aruba
7 4 (5.71%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.71%) Fortinet
7 4 (5.71%) HP
7 4 (5.71%) NETGEAR
7 4 (5.71%) Ruckus Wireless
8 3 (4.29%) Juniper
8 3 (4.29%) Tufin
9 2 (2.86%) Forcepoint
9 2 (2.86%) Fujitsu
9 2 (2.86%) Palo Alto