Period
to 9 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 10 15
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 +18
Permanent jobs citing Degree 29 33 45
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Chester 15.10% 14.60% 14.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 58.00% 78.57% 73.77%
Number of salaries quoted 24 21 40
Median annual salary £40,000 £24,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +66.67% -43.53% +22.30%
Cheshire median annual salary £40,224 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -9.61% +4.71% +6.25%

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 Chester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Chester
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 50 42 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 26.04% 18.58% 19.24%
Number of salaries quoted 42 30 50
Median annual salary £40,000 £25,851 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +54.73% -39.17% +25.00%
10th Percentile £24,000 £19,250 £24,475
90th Percentile £58,750 £45,000 £62,500
Cheshire median annual salary £40,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +18.42%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Chester

Degree
Salary Trend in Chester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Degree in Chester.

Salary trend for Degree in Chester

Degree
Salary Histogram in Chester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Degree in Chester over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Degree in Chester

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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 Chester region with a requirement for Degree.

1 21 (72.41%) C#
2 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (44.83%) .NET
3 13 (44.83%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
5 10 (34.48%) Azure
5 10 (34.48%) DevOps
6 9 (31.03%) AngularJS
6 9 (31.03%) Web Services
6 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
7 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
7 8 (27.59%) MVC
7 8 (27.59%) Computer Science
7 8 (27.59%) Unit Testing
7 8 (27.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (24.14%) Entity Framework
8 7 (24.14%) SQL
9 6 (20.69%) Docker
10 5 (17.24%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (17.24%) Retail
10 5 (17.24%) Automotive
10 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
10 5 (17.24%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (13.79%) OOP
11 4 (13.79%) XAML
11 4 (13.79%) MySQL
11 4 (13.79%) PHP
11 4 (13.79%) Java
11 4 (13.79%) CSS
11 4 (13.79%) SOAP

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (34.48%) Azure
2 3 (10.34%) Logic Apps
3 2 (6.90%) IaaS
3 2 (6.90%) PaaS
3 2 (6.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Intranet
2 2 (6.90%) DNS
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Postman
1 4 (13.79%) Selenium
1 4 (13.79%) SoapUI
1 4 (13.79%) WebDriver
2 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (17.24%) Automotive
1 5 (17.24%) Retail
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (72.41%) Developer
2 8 (27.59%) .NET Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Software Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Junior
4 4 (13.79%) Junior Developer
4 4 (13.79%) PHP Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Software Tester
4 4 (13.79%) Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Project Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Cloud Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) .NET
2 9 (31.03%) AngularJS
2 9 (31.03%) Web Services
3 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
4 7 (24.14%) Entity Framework
5 4 (13.79%) CSS
5 4 (13.79%) jQuery
5 4 (13.79%) Laravel
5 4 (13.79%) React
5 4 (13.79%) SOAP
6 3 (10.34%) .NET Core
6 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
6 3 (10.34%) ADO
6 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) CMDB
2 2 (6.90%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (34.48%) DevOps
4 8 (27.59%) Computer Science
4 8 (27.59%) MVC
4 8 (27.59%) Unit Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Case Management
5 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (13.79%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Functional Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Mathematics
5 4 (13.79%) OOP
5 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
6 3 (10.34%) Human Resource Management
6 3 (10.34%) Re-Platforming
7 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.90%) Data Entry
7 2 (6.90%) ERP
7 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (72.41%) C#
2 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
3 7 (24.14%) SQL
4 4 (13.79%) Java
4 4 (13.79%) PHP
4 4 (13.79%) XAML
5 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.90%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
1 5 (17.24%) Salesforce.com