The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 40 60 44
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -16
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 8 5 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.26% 1.02% 3.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.50% 2.67% 9.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 8
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +3.89%
Computer Science
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
123 187 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 34.75% 38.09% 37.81%
Number of salaries quoted 95 167 133
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -10.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £54,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Lancashire region.

Computer Science Salary Trend in Lancashire

Computer Science
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +7 7 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Computer Science
North West

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science.

1 26 (92.86%) Degree
2 9 (32.14%) Java
2 9 (32.14%) QA
2 9 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (28.57%) MuleSoft
3 8 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
3 8 (28.57%) WebSphere
3 8 (28.57%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 8 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (28.57%) Middleware
3 8 (28.57%) webMethods
3 8 (28.57%) IBM
3 8 (28.57%) Software AG
4 7 (25.00%) SQL
5 6 (21.43%) HND
5 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
6 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Telerik
6 5 (17.86%) JIRA
6 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Workflow
6 5 (17.86%) HP
6 5 (17.86%) Mathematics
6 5 (17.86%) Physics
6 5 (17.86%) Selenium
6 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
6 5 (17.86%) Defect Management
6 5 (17.86%) QA Automation
6 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (28.57%) WebSphere
1 8 (28.57%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) OpenText Process Suite
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) JIRA
1 5 (17.86%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) PHPUnit
2 2 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.57%) Advertising
1 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Junior
3 5 (17.86%) Automation Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Data Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Java Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) QA Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) QA Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) QA Test Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) QA Test Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) QA Tester
3 5 (17.86%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Selenium Tester
3 5 (17.86%) Test Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Tester
4 4 (14.29%) Administrator
4 4 (14.29%) Designer
4 4 (14.29%) Junior Designer
4 4 (14.29%) Junior Systems Administrator
4 4 (14.29%) Middleware Administrator
4 4 (14.29%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
1 8 (28.57%) Middleware
1 8 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (7.14%) Behat
2 2 (7.14%) CSS
2 2 (7.14%) CSS3
2 2 (7.14%) Doctrine
2 2 (7.14%) HTML
2 2 (7.14%) HTML5
2 2 (7.14%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) Mathematics
2 5 (17.86%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
2 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
2 5 (17.86%) Defect Management
2 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing
2 5 (17.86%) QA Automation
2 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
2 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
2 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (17.86%) Workflow
3 4 (14.29%) Computer Security
3 4 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL
3 4 (14.29%) PRINCE
3 4 (14.29%) Project Management
3 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 4 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.57%) Change Control
4 1 (3.57%) Change Management
4 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.57%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) C
3 4 (14.29%) C++
4 2 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (92.86%) Degree
2 6 (21.43%) HND
3 4 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (32.14%) QA
2 4 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) IBM
1 8 (28.57%) MuleSoft
1 8 (28.57%) Software AG
1 8 (28.57%) webMethods
2 5 (17.86%) HP
2 5 (17.86%) Telerik
3 4 (14.29%) TIBCO
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) Capita
5 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
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