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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 61 54 39
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -15
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 5 7 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.00% 1.48% 3.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.92% 4.64% 11.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 15
Average salary £28,750 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.85% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,150 £35,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £35,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
171 151 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 34.13% 31.99% 31.98%
Number of salaries quoted 153 119 136
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Computer Science Salary Histogram 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 24 December 2014. 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 - 3 £46,250 -
Chorley - 2 £22,250 -
Computer Science
North West

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 13 (76.47%) Degree
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) Manufacturing
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle
4 5 (29.41%) WebLogic
4 5 (29.41%) EAI
4 5 (29.41%) WebLogic Portal
4 5 (29.41%) Middleware
4 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (29.41%) People Management
5 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 4 (23.53%) Data Management
6 3 (17.65%) Information Management
6 3 (17.65%) Operations Management
6 3 (17.65%) QA
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
6 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.76%) Java
7 2 (11.76%) .NET
7 2 (11.76%) MySQL
7 2 (11.76%) MS Office
7 2 (11.76%) Windows
7 2 (11.76%) MS Excel

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5 (29.41%) WebLogic
1 5 (29.41%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.76%) SPSS
1 2 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) LAN
1 2 (11.76%) PBX
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
1 2 (11.76%) MS Access
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Administrator
1 5 (29.41%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Quality Manager
3 3 (17.65%) QA Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Data Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 1 (5.88%) QA Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Middleware Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Support Technician
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Graduate
5 1 (5.88%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Middleware
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Psychology
2 2 (11.76%) Economics
2 2 (11.76%) Statistics
2 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.88%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Vista
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) EAI
1 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
1 5 (29.41%) People Management
2 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (23.53%) Data Management
3 3 (17.65%) Information Management
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
3 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
3 3 (17.65%) Operations Management
3 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.76%) Linear Regression
4 2 (11.76%) Logistic Regression
4 2 (11.76%) Multivariate Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Time Management
4 2 (11.76%) CHAID
4 2 (11.76%) Data Governance
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (11.76%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (11.76%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) Degree
2 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.76%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Terminal Services
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (11.76%) XenApp
1 2 (11.76%) vSphere
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Nortel
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) Avaya
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Draytek
4 1 (5.88%) HP