The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 91 65 53
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -12
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 192 265 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.93% 3.71% 4.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.36% 10.94% 14.38%
Number of salaries quoted 142 222 316
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,749 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Computer Science
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2298 2422 2447
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 35.01% 33.92% 32.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1827 1875 2005
Average salary £39,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
- +4.57%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Computer Science
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Computer Science Salary Trend in the North West

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Science across the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Computer Science Salary Histogram in the North West

Computer Science
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
Manchester +5 136 £37,750 +0.66% 17
Cheshire -5 45 £25,000 -12.28% 16
Merseyside -29 7 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Lancashire -6 3 £20,000 -50.00% 1
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 313 (81.72%) Degree
2 142 (37.08%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (36.81%) C#
4 140 (36.55%) .NET
5 139 (36.29%) SQL
6 110 (28.72%) Java
6 110 (28.72%) Software Engineering
7 97 (25.33%) JavaScript
8 94 (24.54%) ASP.NET
9 90 (23.50%) Scrum
10 89 (23.24%) HTML
11 88 (22.98%) Windows
12 87 (22.72%) MVC
13 81 (21.15%) TDD
14 71 (18.54%) Microsoft
15 67 (17.49%) Finance
16 63 (16.45%) CSS
17 60 (15.67%) Oracle
18 57 (14.88%) ASP.NET MVC
19 55 (14.36%) WCF
20 54 (14.10%) SQL Server
21 53 (13.84%) .NET Framework
21 53 (13.84%) Continuous Integration
21 53 (13.84%) Kanban
22 52 (13.58%) MS Excel
23 51 (13.32%) NUnit
24 48 (12.53%) VB.NET
24 48 (12.53%) XML
25 47 (12.27%) Project Management
26 46 (12.01%) Moq

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 16 (4.18%) Tomcat
2 8 (2.09%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.57%) SAS
3 6 (1.57%) Confluence
4 5 (1.31%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.31%) JBoss
5 4 (1.04%) CMS
6 3 (0.78%) Apache
6 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.78%) Facebook Platform
7 2 (0.52%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.52%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.52%) Mule
7 2 (0.52%) WordPress
7 2 (0.52%) IIS
7 2 (0.52%) ExpressionEngine
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle UPK
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 52 (13.58%) MS Excel
2 27 (7.05%) MS Office
3 16 (4.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.83%) MS Project
5 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.52%) SPSS
5 2 (0.52%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Visualfiles
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.52%) Magento
2 2 (0.52%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.52%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.52%) Tridion
2 2 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.52%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle AGIS
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.26%) Maximo
3 1 (0.26%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.26%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.26%) SaaS
1 1 (0.26%) PaaS
1 1 (0.26%) IaaS
1 1 (0.26%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 44 (11.49%) Internet
2 16 (4.18%) Network Security
3 14 (3.66%) Firewall
4 13 (3.39%) HTTP
5 9 (2.35%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (1.31%) LAN
6 5 (1.31%) WAN
7 4 (1.04%) VoIP
7 4 (1.04%) Wireless
7 4 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.78%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.78%) tcpdump
8 3 (0.78%) Intranet
8 3 (0.78%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.78%) VPN
9 2 (0.52%) DNS
9 2 (0.52%) DHCP
9 2 (0.52%) OpenScape
10 1 (0.26%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.36%) Relational Database
3 18 (4.70%) MySQL
3 18 (4.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (3.66%) RDBMS
5 12 (3.13%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.09%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.09%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.83%) Data Mining
7 7 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.57%) DB2
9 5 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.04%) Big Data
10 4 (1.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (13.32%) NUnit
2 46 (12.01%) Moq
3 39 (10.18%) JIRA
4 32 (8.36%) MSTest
5 31 (8.09%) Rhino Mocks
6 24 (6.27%) Eclipse
7 17 (4.44%) Git (software)
8 16 (4.18%) Selenium
9 14 (3.66%) Subversion
10 12 (3.13%) Maven
10 12 (3.13%) WatiN
11 10 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (2.09%) Visual Studio
13 7 (1.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (1.31%) Ant
14 5 (1.31%) JUnit
14 5 (1.31%) Synon
15 4 (1.04%) CruiseControl
15 4 (1.04%) ReSharper
15 4 (1.04%) TeamCity
General
1 67 (17.49%) Finance
2 23 (6.01%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.96%) Banking
4 16 (4.18%) Games
5 15 (3.92%) Billing
5 15 (3.92%) Law
6 14 (3.66%) Retail
7 12 (3.13%) Legal
7 12 (3.13%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.35%) Electronics
9 8 (2.09%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.31%) Marketing
11 4 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.04%) Back Office
12 3 (0.78%) iGaming
13 2 (0.52%) German Language
13 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.26%) Russian Language
14 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 168 (43.86%) Developer
2 59 (15.40%) Graduate
3 51 (13.32%) .NET Developer
4 48 (12.53%) Junior
5 44 (11.49%) Junior Developer
5 44 (11.49%) Graduate Developer
6 36 (9.40%) Analyst
7 35 (9.14%) Software Engineer
8 31 (8.09%) Java Developer
8 31 (8.09%) Junior .NET Developer
8 31 (8.09%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 27 (7.05%) Software Developer
10 25 (6.53%) Senior Developer
11 24 (6.27%) Project Manager
11 24 (6.27%) Web Developer
11 24 (6.27%) C# Developer
12 19 (4.96%) Consultant
13 17 (4.44%) Tester
14 14 (3.66%) C# .NET Developer
15 11 (2.87%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (36.55%) .NET
2 94 (24.54%) ASP.NET
3 89 (23.24%) HTML
4 63 (16.45%) CSS
5 57 (14.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 55 (14.36%) WCF
7 53 (13.84%) .NET Framework
8 48 (12.53%) XML
9 43 (11.23%) HTML5
10 42 (10.97%) WPF
10 42 (10.97%) Web Services
11 36 (9.40%) WinForms
11 36 (9.40%) Ninject
12 35 (9.14%) Castle Windsor
13 31 (8.09%) Spring.NET
13 31 (8.09%) Unity DI Container
14 28 (7.31%) jQuery
15 17 (4.44%) REST
15 17 (4.44%) J2EE
15 17 (4.44%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.75%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (10.97%) Mathematics
3 31 (8.09%) Inversion of Control
4 23 (6.01%) Management Information System
5 22 (5.74%) Physics
6 15 (3.92%) Statistics
7 14 (3.66%) Client/Server
8 12 (3.13%) Algorithms
8 12 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (2.61%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.83%) User Experience
11 6 (1.57%) Interactive TV
11 6 (1.57%) 3D Graphics
12 5 (1.31%) Artificial Intelligence
12 5 (1.31%) Animation
12 5 (1.31%) AS400
12 5 (1.31%) Blackberry
12 5 (1.31%) iSeries
13 4 (1.04%) IVR
13 4 (1.04%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 88 (22.98%) Windows
2 34 (8.88%) Linux
3 16 (4.18%) Android
4 13 (3.39%) UNIX
5 12 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 12 (3.13%) Solaris
6 8 (2.09%) Windows XP
7 7 (1.83%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.31%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.26%) CentOS
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.26%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (37.08%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (28.72%) Software Engineering
3 90 (23.50%) Scrum
4 87 (22.72%) MVC
5 81 (21.15%) TDD
6 53 (13.84%) Continuous Integration
6 53 (13.84%) Kanban
7 47 (12.27%) Project Management
8 43 (11.23%) OO
9 40 (10.44%) Mentoring
10 36 (9.40%) Dependency Injection
11 34 (8.88%) MVVM
12 32 (8.36%) Web Application Development
13 31 (8.09%) Web Development
14 30 (7.83%) OOP
15 28 (7.31%) BDD
16 25 (6.53%) Unit Testing
17 24 (6.27%) ITIL
17 24 (6.27%) PRINCE2
18 23 (6.01%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 141 (36.81%) C#
2 139 (36.29%) SQL
3 110 (28.72%) Java
4 97 (25.33%) JavaScript
5 48 (12.53%) VB.NET
6 33 (8.62%) VB
7 27 (7.05%) C++
8 24 (6.27%) PL/SQL
9 23 (6.01%) PHP
10 12 (3.13%) Python
11 10 (2.61%) RPG
12 9 (2.35%) C
13 8 (2.09%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.57%) VC++
14 6 (1.57%) Ruby
14 6 (1.57%) XPath
15 5 (1.31%) Scala
15 5 (1.31%) RPG/400
15 5 (1.31%) R
16 4 (1.04%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 313 (81.72%) Degree
2 12 (3.13%) HND
3 11 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (2.09%) MCP
6 7 (1.83%) ISEB
7 6 (1.57%) PhD
7 6 (1.57%) Oracle Certification
7 6 (1.57%) PMP
7 6 (1.57%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.31%) MCITP
8 5 (1.31%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.04%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.78%) MCSE
10 3 (0.78%) MCSA
10 3 (0.78%) Security Cleared
10 3 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.78%) CISA
10 3 (0.78%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.27%) QA
2 10 (2.61%) SLA
3 2 (0.52%) HL7
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (4.18%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.57%) XenApp
4 5 (1.31%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.78%) Snort
6 1 (0.26%) Firmware
6 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.26%) vSphere
6 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.26%) HDFS
6 1 (0.26%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 8 (2.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.52%) WSUS
2 2 (0.52%) SCCM
2 2 (0.52%) Plesk
2 2 (0.52%) Hyperic
3 1 (0.26%) Puppet
3 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 71 (18.54%) Microsoft
2 60 (15.67%) Oracle
3 28 (7.31%) VMware
4 15 (3.92%) Cisco
5 13 (3.39%) Facebook
6 12 (3.13%) Telerik
7 10 (2.61%) BT
7 10 (2.61%) CA
8 9 (2.35%) Juniper
8 9 (2.35%) NetApp
8 9 (2.35%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.35%) Citrix
8 9 (2.35%) Twitter
9 6 (1.57%) Google
10 5 (1.31%) Planview
10 5 (1.31%) SAP
10 5 (1.31%) Perforce
11 4 (1.04%) Hyperion
12 3 (0.78%) IBM
12 3 (0.78%) Business Objects
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000+ PA depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Venturi Limited
Salary: training
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000 PA depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + training
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EY
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsource UK
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
KDR
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Flexible Hours, Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Absence Protection
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent bens and Share Options
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, pension, healthcare, life i
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £51000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago