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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 92 84 71
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 211 192 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.85% 2.80% 3.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.75% 8.88% 11.86%
Number of salaries quoted 174 175 226
Average salary £37,500 £30,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.95% -7.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,900 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
2411 2161 2311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 32.54% 31.52% 31.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1884 1787 1957
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 £24,700 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
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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 +3 107 £35,000 +15.70% 22
Cheshire -10 61 £38,750 +19.23% 11
Merseyside +15 23 £48,900 +77.81% 6
Lancashire +8 11 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Cumbria +6 2 £31,627 -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 374 (80.09%) Degree
2 183 (39.19%) .NET
3 182 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
4 175 (37.47%) C#
5 158 (33.83%) SQL Server
6 153 (32.76%) SQL
7 143 (30.62%) HTML
8 128 (27.41%) Java
9 125 (26.77%) Windows
10 113 (24.20%) CSS
11 107 (22.91%) MVC
12 105 (22.48%) OO
13 104 (22.27%) JavaScript
14 100 (21.41%) Software Engineering
15 95 (20.34%) Linux
16 91 (19.49%) ASP.NET
17 88 (18.84%) VB.NET
18 81 (17.34%) WCF
19 79 (16.92%) .NET Framework
19 79 (16.92%) Mathematics
19 79 (16.92%) XML
20 78 (16.70%) TDD
21 77 (16.49%) Microsoft
22 72 (15.42%) Finance
23 66 (14.13%) Scrum
23 66 (14.13%) WPF
24 59 (12.63%) NUnit
24 59 (12.63%) Web Services
24 59 (12.63%) HTML5
25 58 (12.42%) Moq

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 29 (6.21%) Tomcat
2 17 (3.64%) WebSphere
3 12 (2.57%) WebLogic
4 11 (2.36%) IIS
4 11 (2.36%) SAS
4 11 (2.36%) Apache
5 10 (2.14%) TIBCO EMS
5 10 (2.14%) WordPress
6 9 (1.93%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.71%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.07%) Oracle Spatial
8 5 (1.07%) WebLogic Portal
9 3 (0.64%) GroupWise
9 3 (0.64%) Zimbra
9 3 (0.64%) Lync
9 3 (0.64%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.64%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 37 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.71%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.71%) MS Office
3 4 (0.86%) SPSS
4 3 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.21%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 23 (4.93%) Magento
2 10 (2.14%) BusinessWorks
2 10 (2.14%) SAP FI
2 10 (2.14%) SAP FI/CO
2 10 (2.14%) SAP CO
3 9 (1.93%) SAP BPC
4 7 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (1.07%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.43%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.21%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.86%) Google Apps
2 3 (0.64%) SaaS
3 2 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.43%) GitHub
4 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.21%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 39 (8.35%) Internet
2 23 (4.93%) HTTP
3 18 (3.85%) SAN
4 16 (3.43%) NAS
5 9 (1.93%) Firewall
6 8 (1.71%) Network Security
7 6 (1.28%) WAN
8 5 (1.07%) VPN
8 5 (1.07%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.86%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.86%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (0.64%) LAN
11 2 (0.43%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.21%) SONET
12 1 (0.21%) DWDM
12 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (33.83%) SQL Server
2 48 (10.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (8.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 37 (7.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (6.85%) MySQL
6 31 (6.64%) Relational Database
7 24 (5.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (3.64%) Hazelcast
11 17 (3.64%) Big Data
12 15 (3.21%) DB2
13 12 (2.57%) QlikView
13 12 (2.57%) Hadoop
14 10 (2.14%) RDBMS
15 9 (1.93%) SAP BW
15 9 (1.93%) OLTP
16 8 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
17 7 (1.50%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 59 (12.63%) NUnit
2 58 (12.42%) Moq
3 26 (5.57%) MSTest
3 26 (5.57%) Rhino Mocks
4 21 (4.50%) Eclipse
5 19 (4.07%) Visual Studio
6 17 (3.64%) Maven
6 17 (3.64%) Git (software)
6 17 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (1.93%) Subversion
8 7 (1.50%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.86%) Xcode
10 4 (0.86%) Hudson
11 3 (0.64%) JUnit
11 3 (0.64%) Selenium
12 2 (0.43%) PHPUnit
12 2 (0.43%) Behat
12 2 (0.43%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.21%) Phing
General
1 72 (15.42%) Finance
2 18 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 16 (3.43%) Games
4 9 (1.93%) Retail
4 9 (1.93%) German Language
5 7 (1.50%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.28%) Spanish Language
6 6 (1.28%) French Language
7 5 (1.07%) Marketing
7 5 (1.07%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.07%) Legal
8 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.64%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.43%) Local Government
9 2 (0.43%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Banking
Job Titles
1 260 (55.67%) Developer
2 97 (20.77%) .NET Developer
3 52 (11.13%) Java Developer
4 51 (10.92%) C# Developer
5 50 (10.71%) Junior
6 48 (10.28%) Graduate
7 47 (10.06%) Software Developer
7 47 (10.06%) C# .NET Developer
8 42 (8.99%) Graduate Developer
9 40 (8.57%) Junior Developer
10 38 (8.14%) Analyst
11 35 (7.49%) C# Software Developer
12 33 (7.07%) .NET Software Developer
12 33 (7.07%) Senior Developer
13 28 (6.00%) Software Engineer
14 27 (5.78%) Junior .NET Developer
14 27 (5.78%) Graduate .NET Developer
15 24 (5.14%) Team Leader
15 24 (5.14%) PHP Developer
16 22 (4.71%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (39.19%) .NET
2 143 (30.62%) HTML
3 113 (24.20%) CSS
4 91 (19.49%) ASP.NET
5 81 (17.34%) WCF
6 79 (16.92%) XML
6 79 (16.92%) .NET Framework
7 66 (14.13%) WPF
8 59 (12.63%) HTML5
8 59 (12.63%) Web Services
9 51 (10.92%) LINQ
10 50 (10.71%) Spring
11 46 (9.85%) WinForms
12 44 (9.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 37 (7.92%) XSLT
14 32 (6.85%) ADO.NET
14 32 (6.85%) ASP.NET MVC
15 31 (6.64%) jQuery
16 30 (6.42%) Ninject
16 30 (6.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (16.92%) Mathematics
2 48 (10.28%) Physics
3 38 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (7.28%) Management Information System
5 31 (6.64%) User Experience
6 26 (5.57%) Inversion of Control
7 21 (4.50%) Client/Server
8 19 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (3.85%) Mobile App
10 15 (3.21%) Firmware
10 15 (3.21%) Open Source
11 13 (2.78%) Symmetrix DMX
11 13 (2.78%) Replication
11 13 (2.78%) CLARiiON
11 13 (2.78%) EMC Centera
12 12 (2.57%) Statistics
13 11 (2.36%) Social Media
14 9 (1.93%) Online Games
15 6 (1.28%) Data Integration
15 6 (1.28%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 125 (26.77%) Windows
2 95 (20.34%) Linux
3 43 (9.21%) UNIX
4 33 (7.07%) Android
5 22 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (3.85%) Apple iOS
7 11 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (22.91%) MVC
3 105 (22.48%) OO
4 100 (21.41%) Software Engineering
5 78 (16.70%) TDD
6 66 (14.13%) Scrum
7 56 (11.99%) Continuous Integration
8 52 (11.13%) ITIL
9 49 (10.49%) Unit Testing
10 44 (9.42%) OOP
11 43 (9.21%) OOD
11 43 (9.21%) Project Management
12 39 (8.35%) Business Intelligence
13 36 (7.71%) MVVM
14 32 (6.85%) E-Commerce
15 31 (6.64%) Data Modelling
16 30 (6.42%) Dependency Injection
17 29 (6.21%) Kanban
18 28 (6.00%) Web Application Development
18 28 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 175 (37.47%) C#
2 153 (32.76%) SQL
3 128 (27.41%) Java
4 104 (22.27%) JavaScript
5 88 (18.84%) VB.NET
6 44 (9.42%) VB
7 37 (7.92%) PHP
8 27 (5.78%) T-SQL
9 22 (4.71%) C++
10 20 (4.28%) Python
10 20 (4.28%) Ruby
11 17 (3.64%) XPath
12 15 (3.21%) PHP5
13 10 (2.14%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.93%) C
15 8 (1.71%) Objective-C
15 8 (1.71%) Perl
16 7 (1.50%) XQuery
17 6 (1.28%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.43%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 374 (80.09%) Degree
2 10 (2.14%) ISEB
2 10 (2.14%) CISSP
3 9 (1.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.07%) EnCE
5 5 (1.07%) ISSAP
5 5 (1.07%) ISSMP
5 5 (1.07%) CISM
5 5 (1.07%) CEH
5 5 (1.07%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.07%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (0.86%) MBA
6 4 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.86%) MCSE
6 4 (0.86%) CCNA
7 3 (0.64%) MCITP
7 3 (0.64%) NVQ Level 3
7 3 (0.64%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (9.64%) QA
2 26 (5.57%) SLA
3 5 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.07%) COBIT
3 5 (1.07%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (1.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.64%) XenApp
3 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.21%) vSphere
4 1 (0.21%) VMFS
4 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.21%) vCloud
4 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (2.14%) TIBCO Hawk
2 5 (1.07%) Puppet
Vendors
1 77 (16.49%) Microsoft
2 47 (10.06%) Oracle
3 22 (4.71%) Red Hat
4 19 (4.07%) SAP
5 16 (3.43%) Cisco
6 15 (3.21%) EMC
7 14 (3.00%) NetApp
8 10 (2.14%) TIBCO
9 9 (1.93%) Zend
9 9 (1.93%) Hyperion
9 9 (1.93%) Business Objects
10 7 (1.50%) Cognos
10 7 (1.50%) VMware
10 7 (1.50%) Google
11 6 (1.28%) Tableau
11 6 (1.28%) IBM
12 5 (1.07%) Twitter
12 5 (1.07%) Dundas
13 4 (0.86%) Wonderware
13 4 (0.86%) Facebook
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Websense Recruit Ltd
Salary: Good salary and benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
EY
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Lancashire
QVC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum Great Benefits and Career Progressio
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capital Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
SIS Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 PA depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £40,000 - £55,000+ PA depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago