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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 86 88 78
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 211 211 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.15% 2.83% 2.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.72% 8.51% 8.83%
Number of salaries quoted 165 175 176
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +23.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £40,750
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +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
2421 2479 2232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 36.11% 33.21% 32.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1924 1902 1814
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £56,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +12 109 £35,000 -2.77% 22
Cheshire +8 71 £42,500 +13.33% 15
Lancashire +19 24 £32,000 -24.70% 3
Merseyside +1 7 £30,000 -40.00%
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 348 (82.08%) Degree
2 163 (38.44%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (35.38%) Java
4 144 (33.96%) .NET
5 142 (33.49%) C#
6 128 (30.19%) SQL
7 124 (29.25%) JavaScript
8 108 (25.47%) Software Engineering
9 101 (23.82%) Scrum
10 93 (21.93%) Windows
11 87 (20.52%) HTML
12 86 (20.28%) ASP.NET
13 85 (20.05%) TDD
14 83 (19.58%) Analytical Skills
15 77 (18.16%) Web Services
16 74 (17.45%) Microsoft
16 74 (17.45%) MVC
17 72 (16.98%) CSS
18 69 (16.27%) Finance
19 64 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
20 60 (14.15%) XML
21 58 (13.68%) Management Information System
22 56 (13.21%) SQL Server
23 55 (12.97%) Mathematics
23 55 (12.97%) QA
24 52 (12.26%) ASP.NET MVC
24 52 (12.26%) Oracle
25 51 (12.03%) OO
26 49 (11.56%) MS Excel
26 49 (11.56%) Internet

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 13 (3.07%) CMS
2 10 (2.36%) WordPress
3 9 (2.12%) IIS
3 9 (2.12%) Apache Pig
4 8 (1.89%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.65%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.65%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.42%) JBoss
6 6 (1.42%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 6 (1.42%) SAS
7 5 (1.18%) Alfresco
7 5 (1.18%) Apache
8 4 (0.94%) Drupal
8 4 (0.94%) SilverStripe
8 4 (0.94%) nginx
8 4 (0.94%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.94%) Node.js
9 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 49 (11.56%) MS Excel
2 24 (5.66%) MS Office
3 19 (4.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.65%) MS Project
5 4 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.24%) SPSS
6 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.65%) Magento
2 3 (0.71%) Tridion
2 3 (0.71%) SAP PP
2 3 (0.71%) Cordys
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle AGIS
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.94%) Office 365
2 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 49 (11.56%) Internet
2 19 (4.48%) HTTP
3 12 (2.83%) HTTPS
4 7 (1.65%) GPRS
4 7 (1.65%) UMTS
5 6 (1.42%) LAN
6 5 (1.18%) WAN
7 4 (0.94%) Firewall
8 3 (0.71%) Wireless
9 2 (0.47%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.47%) VoIP
10 1 (0.24%) WLAN
10 1 (0.24%) DHCP
10 1 (0.24%) PBX
10 1 (0.24%) SMS
10 1 (0.24%) Network Security
10 1 (0.24%) NAS
10 1 (0.24%) OpenVPN
10 1 (0.24%) 4G
10 1 (0.24%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.60%) MySQL
3 20 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (3.54%) Hadoop
4 15 (3.54%) NoSQL
4 15 (3.54%) Big Data
4 15 (3.54%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (2.36%) Oracle Database
7 10 (2.36%) DB2
8 9 (2.12%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.89%) Data Mining
9 8 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (1.18%) DataStage
12 5 (1.18%) JasperReports
12 5 (1.18%) Apache Hive
12 5 (1.18%) IBM BigInsights
Development Applications
1 44 (10.38%) NUnit
2 43 (10.14%) Selenium
3 33 (7.78%) Moq
4 24 (5.66%) MSTest
4 24 (5.66%) Rhino Mocks
5 23 (5.42%) Eclipse
6 21 (4.95%) JIRA
6 21 (4.95%) Git (software)
7 20 (4.72%) Visual Studio
8 19 (4.48%) JUnit
9 18 (4.25%) Subversion
10 12 (2.83%) Jenkins
11 10 (2.36%) Maven
12 9 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (1.89%) WatiN
14 7 (1.65%) Jasmine
15 6 (1.42%) Redmine
16 5 (1.18%) SoapUI
16 5 (1.18%) TestNG
16 5 (1.18%) MyEclipse
General
1 69 (16.27%) Finance
2 20 (4.72%) Banking
3 16 (3.77%) Manufacturing
3 16 (3.77%) Games
4 13 (3.07%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.07%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (2.36%) Retail
6 8 (1.89%) Law
7 7 (1.65%) Electronics
8 6 (1.42%) Back Office
8 6 (1.42%) Marketing
9 4 (0.94%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.94%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.47%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.24%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.24%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 206 (48.58%) Developer
2 60 (14.15%) Graduate
3 53 (12.50%) Graduate Developer
4 49 (11.56%) Software Developer
5 47 (11.08%) Junior
5 47 (11.08%) Java Developer
6 43 (10.14%) .NET Developer
7 39 (9.20%) Analyst
8 34 (8.02%) Junior Developer
9 32 (7.55%) Senior Developer
10 24 (5.66%) Web Developer
10 24 (5.66%) Junior .NET Developer
10 24 (5.66%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 23 (5.42%) Architect
12 19 (4.48%) Software Engineer
13 18 (4.25%) Tester
14 14 (3.30%) Project Manager
14 14 (3.30%) C++ Developer
14 14 (3.30%) Enterprise Architect
15 12 (2.83%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (33.96%) .NET
2 87 (20.52%) HTML
3 86 (20.28%) ASP.NET
4 77 (18.16%) Web Services
5 72 (16.98%) CSS
6 60 (14.15%) XML
7 52 (12.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 45 (10.61%) .NET Framework
9 44 (10.38%) WCF
10 42 (9.91%) jQuery
11 41 (9.67%) HTML5
12 39 (9.20%) Spring
12 39 (9.20%) AngularJS
13 37 (8.73%) Hibernate
14 36 (8.49%) Java EE
15 35 (8.25%) WPF
16 32 (7.55%) REST
17 31 (7.31%) Ninject
18 29 (6.84%) JSON
19 28 (6.60%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 83 (19.58%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (13.68%) Management Information System
3 55 (12.97%) Mathematics
4 37 (8.73%) Mobile App
5 29 (6.84%) User Experience
6 25 (5.90%) Physics
7 24 (5.66%) Inversion of Control
8 20 (4.72%) Visualisation
9 17 (4.01%) Statistics
9 17 (4.01%) Client/Server
10 15 (3.54%) Algorithms
11 12 (2.83%) 3D Graphics
11 12 (2.83%) Data Integration
12 7 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.42%) Life Science
13 6 (1.42%) IVR
13 6 (1.42%) Interactive TV
14 5 (1.18%) Thin Client
14 5 (1.18%) Fat Client
14 5 (1.18%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 93 (21.93%) Windows
2 41 (9.67%) Linux
3 28 (6.60%) Android
4 27 (6.37%) UNIX
5 25 (5.90%) Apple iOS
6 15 (3.54%) Windows Mobile
7 7 (1.65%) Ubuntu
7 7 (1.65%) Windows CE
8 6 (1.42%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.18%) Mac OS X
9 5 (1.18%) SUSE
9 5 (1.18%) CentOS
9 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.94%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.71%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.71%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.24%) Debian
12 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (38.44%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (25.47%) Software Engineering
3 101 (23.82%) Scrum
4 85 (20.05%) TDD
5 74 (17.45%) MVC
6 64 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (12.03%) OO
8 43 (10.14%) OOP
9 39 (9.20%) SDLC
10 33 (7.78%) Kanban
11 32 (7.55%) MVVM
12 31 (7.31%) Dependency Injection
12 31 (7.31%) Project Management
13 30 (7.08%) Web Application Development
13 30 (7.08%) Mentoring
14 26 (6.13%) Multithreading
15 23 (5.42%) Time Management
15 23 (5.42%) BDD
15 23 (5.42%) Analytics
15 23 (5.42%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 150 (35.38%) Java
2 142 (33.49%) C#
3 128 (30.19%) SQL
4 124 (29.25%) JavaScript
5 45 (10.61%) C++
6 43 (10.14%) VB.NET
7 30 (7.08%) PHP
8 29 (6.84%) VB
9 25 (5.90%) C
10 23 (5.42%) PL/SQL
11 17 (4.01%) Python
12 13 (3.07%) Ruby
13 12 (2.83%) Perl
14 9 (2.12%) VC++
15 7 (1.65%) Shell Script
16 6 (1.42%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.42%) Objective-C
16 6 (1.42%) R
17 5 (1.18%) Groovy
17 5 (1.18%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 348 (82.08%) Degree
2 15 (3.54%) HND
3 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.18%) MCITP
4 5 (1.18%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.18%) MCP
5 4 (0.94%) MCSE
5 4 (0.94%) MCSA
5 4 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.71%) CISA
6 3 (0.71%) ISEB
6 3 (0.71%) CISSP
6 3 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.47%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.47%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.47%) ISACA
7 2 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.47%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.24%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (12.97%) QA
2 3 (0.71%) GAMP
2 3 (0.71%) GMP
3 2 (0.47%) HL7
3 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.42%) vSphere
1 6 (1.42%) HDFS
1 6 (1.42%) GPFS
2 4 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.47%) XenApp
5 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (1.18%) Oozie
2 5 (1.18%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (0.71%) SCCM
4 2 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.47%) Puppet
5 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.24%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.24%) Nessus
5 1 (0.24%) Nmap
5 1 (0.24%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 74 (17.45%) Microsoft
2 52 (12.26%) Oracle
3 27 (6.37%) IBM
4 13 (3.07%) Telerik
5 11 (2.59%) Apple
5 11 (2.59%) Twitter
5 11 (2.59%) Hortonworks
5 11 (2.59%) Cloudera
5 11 (2.59%) MapR
6 8 (1.89%) Capita
7 7 (1.65%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.65%) HP
8 6 (1.42%) SAP
8 6 (1.42%) Software AG
8 6 (1.42%) Zend
8 6 (1.42%) webMethods
8 6 (1.42%) MuleSoft
9 5 (1.18%) Teradata
9 5 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.18%) Wonderware
Manchester, Lancashire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £75,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + personalised hardware + more
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £75,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £75,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: 45-65K
Posted: Yesterday
Northwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent bens and Share Options
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 plus 5k oncall
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £27k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago