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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 80 67 54
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -13
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 203 259 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.03% 3.67% 4.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.87% 10.75% 13.82%
Number of salaries quoted 162 219 297
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
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
2288 2409 2424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 34.16% 34.15% 32.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1844 1861 1987
Average salary £39,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £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 31 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 31 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 +8 144 £40,000 +6.66% 18
Cheshire -3 49 £25,000 -12.28% 12
Merseyside -30 5 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Lancashire -2 3 £21,000 -46.15% 1
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 318 (81.54%) Degree
2 154 (39.49%) C#
3 151 (38.72%) .NET
4 150 (38.46%) SQL
5 141 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
6 125 (32.05%) Java
7 107 (27.44%) Software Engineering
8 99 (25.38%) JavaScript
9 98 (25.13%) ASP.NET
10 97 (24.87%) HTML
11 88 (22.56%) Windows
11 88 (22.56%) MVC
12 87 (22.31%) Scrum
13 83 (21.28%) TDD
14 69 (17.69%) Finance
15 67 (17.18%) CSS
15 67 (17.18%) Microsoft
16 61 (15.64%) Oracle
17 58 (14.87%) SQL Server
18 57 (14.62%) WCF
19 56 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
20 54 (13.85%) .NET Framework
20 54 (13.85%) ASP.NET MVC
21 53 (13.59%) Kanban
22 51 (13.08%) NUnit
22 51 (13.08%) VB.NET
23 50 (12.82%) MS Excel
24 48 (12.31%) XML
24 48 (12.31%) OO
25 47 (12.05%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 16 (4.10%) Tomcat
2 8 (2.05%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.79%) Apache
3 7 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.54%) Confluence
5 5 (1.28%) SAS
5 5 (1.28%) IIS
5 5 (1.28%) JBoss
6 3 (0.77%) CMS
6 3 (0.77%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.77%) Facebook Platform
7 2 (0.51%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (0.51%) ExpressionEngine
7 2 (0.51%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.51%) Mule
7 2 (0.51%) WordPress
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle UPK
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 50 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 27 (6.92%) MS Office
3 11 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.79%) MS Project
5 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.51%) SPSS
5 2 (0.51%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) SAP FI
1 3 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (0.77%) SAP BPC
1 3 (0.77%) SAP CO
1 3 (0.77%) Visualfiles
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.51%) Tridion
3 1 (0.26%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.26%) Maximo
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
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
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.26%) SaaS
2 1 (0.26%) PaaS
2 1 (0.26%) GitHub
2 1 (0.26%) IaaS
2 1 (0.26%) Google Compute Engine
2 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (9.49%) Internet
2 16 (4.10%) Network Security
3 14 (3.59%) Firewall
4 9 (2.31%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (2.05%) HTTP
6 5 (1.28%) WAN
6 5 (1.28%) LAN
7 4 (1.03%) VoIP
7 4 (1.03%) Wireless
7 4 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.77%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.77%) tcpdump
8 3 (0.77%) Intranet
8 3 (0.77%) VPN
9 2 (0.51%) DNS
9 2 (0.51%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.51%) DHCP
10 1 (0.26%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.26%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (14.87%) SQL Server
2 38 (9.74%) Relational Database
3 22 (5.64%) MySQL
4 20 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (4.10%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.31%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.79%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.54%) Big Data
8 6 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.54%) Data Mining
8 6 (1.54%) DB2
9 5 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.03%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.03%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 51 (13.08%) NUnit
2 46 (11.79%) Moq
3 42 (10.77%) JIRA
4 32 (8.21%) MSTest
5 31 (7.95%) Rhino Mocks
6 24 (6.15%) Eclipse
7 22 (5.64%) Selenium
8 15 (3.85%) Git (software)
8 15 (3.85%) WatiN
9 14 (3.59%) Maven
10 11 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (2.82%) Visual Studio
11 10 (2.56%) Subversion
12 7 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (1.28%) Ant
13 5 (1.28%) JUnit
13 5 (1.28%) Synon
13 5 (1.28%) CruiseControl
13 5 (1.28%) TeamCity
14 4 (1.03%) SpecFlow
General
1 69 (17.69%) Finance
2 24 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 20 (5.13%) Games
4 18 (4.62%) Banking
5 15 (3.85%) Billing
5 15 (3.85%) Law
6 14 (3.59%) Retail
7 12 (3.08%) Legal
8 9 (2.31%) Manufacturing
9 8 (2.05%) Electronics
9 8 (2.05%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.54%) Marketing
11 4 (1.03%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.77%) Back Office
12 3 (0.77%) German Language
12 3 (0.77%) iGaming
13 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.26%) French Language
13 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 177 (45.38%) Developer
2 64 (16.41%) Graduate
3 55 (14.10%) .NET Developer
4 48 (12.31%) Junior
5 47 (12.05%) Graduate Developer
6 44 (11.28%) Junior Developer
7 36 (9.23%) Analyst
8 33 (8.46%) Java Developer
9 32 (8.21%) Software Engineer
10 31 (7.95%) Junior .NET Developer
10 31 (7.95%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 27 (6.92%) C# Developer
12 26 (6.67%) Web Developer
12 26 (6.67%) Senior Developer
13 25 (6.41%) Software Developer
14 24 (6.15%) Project Manager
15 21 (5.38%) Consultant
16 20 (5.13%) Tester
17 17 (4.36%) C# .NET Developer
18 11 (2.82%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (38.72%) .NET
2 98 (25.13%) ASP.NET
3 97 (24.87%) HTML
4 67 (17.18%) CSS
5 57 (14.62%) WCF
6 54 (13.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 54 (13.85%) .NET Framework
7 48 (12.31%) XML
8 47 (12.05%) HTML5
9 42 (10.77%) WPF
10 37 (9.49%) Web Services
11 36 (9.23%) WinForms
11 36 (9.23%) Castle Windsor
12 34 (8.72%) Ninject
13 31 (7.95%) Spring.NET
13 31 (7.95%) Unity DI Container
14 27 (6.92%) jQuery
15 18 (4.62%) REST
15 18 (4.62%) Ajax
16 17 (4.36%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.77%) Mathematics
2 39 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (7.95%) Inversion of Control
4 21 (5.38%) Management Information System
5 17 (4.36%) Physics
6 14 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.82%) Algorithms
7 11 (2.82%) Statistics
8 10 (2.56%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.79%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.54%) Artificial Intelligence
11 5 (1.28%) Animation
11 5 (1.28%) Mobile Games
11 5 (1.28%) AS400
11 5 (1.28%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.28%) iSeries
11 5 (1.28%) User Experience
12 4 (1.03%) Open Source
12 4 (1.03%) Social Media
12 4 (1.03%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 88 (22.56%) Windows
2 40 (10.26%) Linux
3 17 (4.36%) Android
4 15 (3.85%) UNIX
5 13 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 12 (3.08%) Solaris
7 8 (2.05%) Windows XP
8 7 (1.79%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.54%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.51%) 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
1 141 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (27.44%) Software Engineering
3 88 (22.56%) MVC
4 87 (22.31%) Scrum
5 83 (21.28%) TDD
6 56 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (13.59%) Kanban
8 48 (12.31%) OO
9 45 (11.54%) Project Management
10 37 (9.49%) Mentoring
11 35 (8.97%) Web Development
12 34 (8.72%) Dependency Injection
12 34 (8.72%) MVVM
13 32 (8.21%) Web Application Development
14 30 (7.69%) OOP
15 29 (7.44%) BDD
16 25 (6.41%) Unit Testing
17 24 (6.15%) ITIL
17 24 (6.15%) PRINCE2
18 22 (5.64%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 154 (39.49%) C#
2 150 (38.46%) SQL
3 125 (32.05%) Java
4 99 (25.38%) JavaScript
5 51 (13.08%) VB.NET
6 33 (8.46%) VB
7 27 (6.92%) C++
8 25 (6.41%) PHP
9 23 (5.90%) PL/SQL
10 10 (2.56%) RPG
10 10 (2.56%) Python
11 8 (2.05%) C
11 8 (2.05%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.54%) XPath
12 6 (1.54%) Scala
13 5 (1.28%) Ruby
13 5 (1.28%) RPG/400
14 4 (1.03%) R
14 4 (1.03%) F#
14 4 (1.03%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 318 (81.54%) Degree
2 15 (3.85%) HND
3 11 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (2.31%) MCP
6 7 (1.79%) PhD
6 7 (1.79%) ISEB
7 6 (1.54%) Oracle Certification
7 6 (1.54%) PMP
7 6 (1.54%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.28%) MCITP
8 5 (1.28%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.03%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.77%) MCSE
10 3 (0.77%) MCSA
10 3 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.77%) CISA
10 3 (0.77%) GCIH
11 2 (0.51%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.18%) QA
2 14 (3.59%) SLA
3 2 (0.51%) HL7
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (4.10%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.54%) XenApp
4 5 (1.28%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.77%) Snort
6 2 (0.51%) Firmware
7 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.26%) vSphere
7 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.26%) HDFS
7 1 (0.26%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 6 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.51%) WSUS
2 2 (0.51%) SCCM
2 2 (0.51%) Plesk
2 2 (0.51%) Hyperic
3 1 (0.26%) Puppet
3 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 67 (17.18%) Microsoft
2 61 (15.64%) Oracle
3 28 (7.18%) VMware
4 15 (3.85%) Telerik
4 15 (3.85%) Cisco
5 13 (3.33%) Facebook
6 10 (2.56%) Twitter
6 10 (2.56%) CA
6 10 (2.56%) BT
7 9 (2.31%) Juniper
7 9 (2.31%) Citrix
7 9 (2.31%) NetApp
7 9 (2.31%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.79%) Google
9 6 (1.54%) Perforce
9 6 (1.54%) SAP
10 5 (1.28%) Business Objects
10 5 (1.28%) Hyperion
10 5 (1.28%) Planview
11 4 (1.03%) Tableau
Greater Manchester
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, pension, healthcare, life i
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dunnhumby
Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £80,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent bens and Share Options
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £100000.00 - £130000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £100000.00 - £120000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £17,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: Market range
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Savvy Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Excellent salary on offer and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
iKonnect
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago