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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 86 74 54
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -20
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 190 213 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.81% 3.24% 4.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.38% 9.61% 13.12%
Number of salaries quoted 162 181 263
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,499 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
2267 2216 2309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 33.53% 33.67% 32.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1883 1719 1898
Average salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +4 123 £37,750 +7.85% 27
Cheshire -9 55 £25,000 -23.07% 9
Merseyside -18 7 £27,500 -31.25% 3
Lancashire -11 4 £26,750 -23.57%
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 331 (82.34%) Degree
2 153 (38.06%) C#
3 148 (36.82%) .NET
4 141 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
5 138 (34.33%) SQL
6 133 (33.08%) Java
7 107 (26.62%) HTML
8 98 (24.38%) Software Engineering
9 96 (23.88%) Windows
10 93 (23.13%) JavaScript
11 85 (21.14%) ASP.NET
12 81 (20.15%) MVC
13 73 (18.16%) CSS
14 72 (17.91%) Scrum
14 72 (17.91%) TDD
15 64 (15.92%) Finance
16 63 (15.67%) Microsoft
17 61 (15.17%) Oracle
18 60 (14.93%) SQL Server
19 57 (14.18%) .NET Framework
20 55 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
21 54 (13.43%) Linux
21 54 (13.43%) OO
22 53 (13.18%) WCF
23 51 (12.69%) VB.NET
24 50 (12.44%) Kanban
25 49 (12.19%) HTML5
26 48 (11.94%) NUnit
27 46 (11.44%) Project Management
27 46 (11.44%) Mathematics

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 17 (4.23%) Tomcat
2 15 (3.73%) Apache
3 8 (1.99%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.99%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.74%) SAS
4 7 (1.74%) IIS
5 5 (1.24%) WordPress
5 5 (1.24%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.24%) JBoss
5 5 (1.24%) Confluence
6 4 (1.00%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.75%) Facebook Platform
7 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.50%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (0.50%) ExpressionEngine
8 2 (0.50%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.50%) Mule
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 42 (10.45%) MS Excel
2 25 (6.22%) MS Office
3 7 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.74%) MS Project
4 3 (0.75%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.50%) SPSS
6 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 6 (1.49%) SAP BPC
1 6 (1.49%) SAP FI/CO
1 6 (1.49%) SAP FI
1 6 (1.49%) SAP CO
2 5 (1.24%) Magento
3 3 (0.75%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.25%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.25%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.24%) GitHub
2 4 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.25%) IaaS
4 1 (0.25%) SaaS
4 1 (0.25%) PaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.21%) Internet
2 16 (3.98%) Network Security
3 13 (3.23%) Firewall
4 9 (2.24%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (2.24%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.74%) HTTP
6 4 (1.00%) WAN
6 4 (1.00%) LAN
6 4 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.75%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.75%) VoIP
7 3 (0.75%) Intranet
7 3 (0.75%) Wireless
7 3 (0.75%) tcpdump
8 2 (0.50%) VPN
8 2 (0.50%) PBX
8 2 (0.50%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.25%) DHCP
9 1 (0.25%) DNS
9 1 (0.25%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (14.93%) SQL Server
2 43 (10.70%) Relational Database
3 31 (7.71%) MySQL
4 24 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (4.73%) RDBMS
6 11 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (2.49%) Big Data
8 9 (2.24%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.99%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.99%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.74%) SAP BW
11 6 (1.49%) OLTP
11 6 (1.49%) QlikView
11 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (1.24%) DB2
Development Applications
1 48 (11.94%) NUnit
2 45 (11.19%) Moq
3 39 (9.70%) JIRA
4 31 (7.71%) MSTest
5 30 (7.46%) Rhino Mocks
6 26 (6.47%) Selenium
7 25 (6.22%) Eclipse
8 18 (4.48%) Git (software)
9 15 (3.73%) WatiN
10 13 (3.23%) Maven
11 12 (2.99%) Subversion
12 11 (2.74%) Visual Studio
13 9 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (1.24%) Synon
14 5 (1.24%) Ant
14 5 (1.24%) JUnit
14 5 (1.24%) Behat
14 5 (1.24%) Bitbucket
14 5 (1.24%) PHPUnit
14 5 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 64 (15.92%) Finance
2 27 (6.72%) Telecoms
3 26 (6.47%) Games
4 16 (3.98%) Banking
5 15 (3.73%) Retail
5 15 (3.73%) Billing
6 13 (3.23%) Law
7 12 (2.99%) Legal
8 9 (2.24%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.74%) Marketing
10 6 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.49%) German Language
11 5 (1.24%) Electronics
12 4 (1.00%) Spanish Language
12 4 (1.00%) French Language
13 3 (0.75%) iGaming
14 1 (0.25%) Back Office
14 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 188 (46.77%) Developer
2 63 (15.67%) Graduate
3 57 (14.18%) .NET Developer
4 47 (11.69%) Junior
5 46 (11.44%) Graduate Developer
6 43 (10.70%) Junior Developer
7 31 (7.71%) Analyst
8 30 (7.46%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 30 (7.46%) Java Developer
8 30 (7.46%) Junior .NET Developer
9 29 (7.21%) Software Engineer
10 28 (6.97%) C# Developer
11 27 (6.72%) Web Developer
12 25 (6.22%) Consultant
12 25 (6.22%) Senior Developer
13 23 (5.72%) C# .NET Developer
14 22 (5.47%) Software Developer
15 20 (4.98%) Tester
16 19 (4.73%) Project Manager
16 19 (4.73%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (36.82%) .NET
2 107 (26.62%) HTML
3 85 (21.14%) ASP.NET
4 73 (18.16%) CSS
5 57 (14.18%) .NET Framework
6 53 (13.18%) WCF
7 49 (12.19%) HTML5
8 44 (10.95%) XML
9 43 (10.70%) WPF
10 41 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
11 39 (9.70%) WinForms
12 33 (8.21%) Castle Windsor
13 32 (7.96%) Web Services
14 31 (7.71%) Ninject
15 30 (7.46%) Spring.NET
15 30 (7.46%) Unity DI Container
16 24 (5.97%) jQuery
17 18 (4.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 18 (4.48%) SOAP
18 16 (3.98%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.44%) Mathematics
2 35 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (7.46%) Inversion of Control
4 21 (5.22%) Physics
5 19 (4.73%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (4.48%) Management Information System
7 14 (3.48%) Algorithms
8 13 (3.23%) User Experience
9 12 (2.99%) Mobile App
10 10 (2.49%) Statistics
11 9 (2.24%) Mobile Games
12 7 (1.74%) Online Games
12 7 (1.74%) Social Media
13 6 (1.49%) Blog
13 6 (1.49%) Artificial Intelligence
14 5 (1.24%) iSeries
14 5 (1.24%) Client/Server
14 5 (1.24%) AS400
15 4 (1.00%) Open Source
15 4 (1.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 96 (23.88%) Windows
2 54 (13.43%) Linux
3 23 (5.72%) UNIX
4 22 (5.47%) Android
5 18 (4.48%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.99%) Solaris
7 8 (1.99%) Mac OS X
8 7 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.74%) Windows XP
9 6 (1.49%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.50%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (24.38%) Software Engineering
3 81 (20.15%) MVC
4 72 (17.91%) Scrum
4 72 (17.91%) TDD
5 55 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
6 54 (13.43%) OO
7 50 (12.44%) Kanban
8 46 (11.44%) Project Management
9 32 (7.96%) OOP
9 32 (7.96%) Mentoring
10 31 (7.71%) Web Application Development
10 31 (7.71%) Dependency Injection
10 31 (7.71%) MVVM
11 29 (7.21%) Web Development
12 24 (5.97%) ITIL
13 22 (5.47%) BDD
13 22 (5.47%) Analytics
14 21 (5.22%) Unit Testing
15 20 (4.98%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 153 (38.06%) C#
2 138 (34.33%) SQL
3 133 (33.08%) Java
4 93 (23.13%) JavaScript
5 51 (12.69%) VB.NET
6 36 (8.96%) PHP
7 31 (7.71%) C++
8 30 (7.46%) VB
9 22 (5.47%) PL/SQL
10 11 (2.74%) PHP5
11 10 (2.49%) RPG
11 10 (2.49%) C
11 10 (2.49%) Python
12 8 (1.99%) Objective-C
12 8 (1.99%) Perl
12 8 (1.99%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.74%) XPath
14 6 (1.49%) Scala
14 6 (1.49%) Ruby
15 5 (1.24%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 331 (82.34%) Degree
2 15 (3.73%) HND
3 9 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (1.74%) ISEB
4 7 (1.74%) PhD
4 7 (1.74%) MCP
4 7 (1.74%) VCP4
5 6 (1.49%) PMP
5 6 (1.49%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.24%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.24%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (1.00%) MBA
8 3 (0.75%) GCIH
8 3 (0.75%) MCITP
8 3 (0.75%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.75%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.71%) QA
2 15 (3.73%) SLA
3 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.50%) COBIT
3 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (3.73%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.49%) XenApp
4 4 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.75%) Snort
6 2 (0.50%) vSphere
6 2 (0.50%) Firmware
6 2 (0.50%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.50%) Hyperic
2 2 (0.50%) Plesk
3 1 (0.25%) SCCM
3 1 (0.25%) WSUS
3 1 (0.25%) Puppet
3 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 63 (15.67%) Microsoft
2 61 (15.17%) Oracle
3 28 (6.97%) VMware
4 15 (3.73%) Telerik
4 15 (3.73%) Twitter
5 14 (3.48%) Facebook
5 14 (3.48%) Cisco
6 10 (2.49%) BT
6 10 (2.49%) Red Hat
6 10 (2.49%) CA
7 9 (2.24%) NetApp
7 9 (2.24%) Citrix
7 9 (2.24%) Juniper
8 8 (1.99%) SAP
8 8 (1.99%) Hyperion
9 7 (1.74%) Google
9 7 (1.74%) Zend
9 7 (1.74%) Business Objects
10 6 (1.49%) Tableau
10 6 (1.49%) Perforce
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