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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 95 87 62
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -25
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 196 193 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.68% 2.88% 4.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.01% 8.70% 12.58%
Number of salaries quoted 164 163 303
Average salary £29,750 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
2447 2219 2552
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 33.47% 33.08% 32.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2110 1788 2235
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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
(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 -10 113 £35,000 +12.90% 12
Cheshire -4 62 £29,500 -15.71% 8
Merseyside +8 14 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Lancashire -7 5 £28,750 -17.85%
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 320 (78.05%) Degree
2 155 (37.80%) .NET
3 151 (36.83%) C#
4 148 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
5 136 (33.17%) Java
5 136 (33.17%) SQL
6 119 (29.02%) HTML
7 97 (23.66%) Software Engineering
8 95 (23.17%) JavaScript
9 93 (22.68%) Windows
9 93 (22.68%) MVC
10 90 (21.95%) CSS
11 84 (20.49%) SQL Server
12 79 (19.27%) ASP.NET
13 76 (18.54%) Linux
14 70 (17.07%) OO
15 68 (16.59%) .NET Framework
16 65 (15.85%) Finance
17 62 (15.12%) HTML5
18 61 (14.88%) Scrum
19 58 (14.15%) VB.NET
19 58 (14.15%) TDD
20 56 (13.66%) Oracle
20 56 (13.66%) WCF
21 55 (13.41%) Mathematics
21 55 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
22 54 (13.17%) XML
22 54 (13.17%) Microsoft
23 49 (11.95%) NUnit
24 48 (11.71%) WinForms

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 22 (5.37%) Tomcat
2 20 (4.88%) Apache
3 15 (3.66%) WebSphere
4 14 (3.41%) SAS
4 14 (3.41%) WebLogic
5 13 (3.17%) WordPress
6 12 (2.93%) MS Exchange
7 11 (2.68%) IIS
8 9 (2.20%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.22%) WebLogic Portal
10 4 (0.98%) JBoss
11 3 (0.73%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.73%) Lotus Domino
11 3 (0.73%) GroupWise
11 3 (0.73%) Zimbra
11 3 (0.73%) Lync
11 3 (0.73%) Oracle Spatial
12 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.49%) Apache ServiceMix
12 2 (0.49%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 26 (6.34%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.17%) MS Office
3 7 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.22%) SPSS
5 4 (0.98%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.73%) MS Project
6 3 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.24%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.24%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 13 (3.17%) SAP FI/CO
1 13 (3.17%) SAP CO
1 13 (3.17%) SAP FI
2 12 (2.93%) Magento
2 12 (2.93%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.73%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.22%) GitHub
2 4 (0.98%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.24%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.56%) Internet
2 14 (3.41%) HTTP
3 8 (1.95%) SAN
3 8 (1.95%) NAS
4 7 (1.71%) Network Security
5 5 (1.22%) WAN
6 4 (0.98%) VPN
7 3 (0.73%) LAN
7 3 (0.73%) iSCSI
7 3 (0.73%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.49%) PBX
8 2 (0.49%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.49%) Intranet
8 2 (0.49%) Firewall
8 2 (0.49%) Wireless
9 1 (0.24%) SONET
9 1 (0.24%) DWDM
9 1 (0.24%) MPLS
9 1 (0.24%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (20.49%) SQL Server
2 43 (10.49%) Relational Database
3 34 (8.29%) MySQL
4 27 (6.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (5.12%) RDBMS
6 19 (4.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (4.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (3.90%) Big Data
9 15 (3.66%) Hadoop
10 14 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (3.17%) SAP BW
11 13 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (2.68%) QlikView
12 11 (2.68%) BusinessObjects
13 10 (2.44%) Hazelcast
14 9 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (2.20%) OLTP
15 7 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 5 (1.22%) Oracle Database
16 5 (1.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 49 (11.95%) NUnit
2 47 (11.46%) Moq
3 31 (7.56%) MSTest
4 30 (7.32%) Rhino Mocks
5 22 (5.37%) Selenium
6 21 (5.12%) Eclipse
7 20 (4.88%) Git (software)
8 19 (4.63%) Maven
8 19 (4.63%) JIRA
9 15 (3.66%) Visual Studio
10 12 (2.93%) WatiN
11 7 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (1.46%) Subversion
13 5 (1.22%) PHPUnit
13 5 (1.22%) Behat
13 5 (1.22%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
14 4 (0.98%) Synon
15 3 (0.73%) Jenkins
General
1 65 (15.85%) Finance
2 26 (6.34%) Games
3 20 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.88%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.93%) German Language
5 9 (2.20%) Marketing
5 9 (2.20%) Billing
6 8 (1.95%) French Language
6 8 (1.95%) Spanish Language
6 8 (1.95%) Legal
6 8 (1.95%) Retail
7 5 (1.22%) Law
8 4 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.98%) Banking
9 3 (0.73%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.49%) Electronics
10 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 203 (49.51%) Developer
2 69 (16.83%) .NET Developer
3 61 (14.88%) Graduate
4 51 (12.44%) Junior
5 46 (11.22%) Graduate Developer
6 43 (10.49%) Junior Developer
7 40 (9.76%) Analyst
8 35 (8.54%) Software Engineer
8 35 (8.54%) C# Developer
9 32 (7.80%) Java Developer
10 31 (7.56%) Junior .NET Developer
10 31 (7.56%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 29 (7.07%) C# .NET Developer
12 28 (6.83%) Consultant
13 26 (6.34%) Software Developer
14 25 (6.10%) PHP Developer
15 22 (5.37%) Business Analyst
16 20 (4.88%) Web Developer
17 18 (4.39%) Senior Developer
17 18 (4.39%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (37.80%) .NET
2 119 (29.02%) HTML
3 90 (21.95%) CSS
4 79 (19.27%) ASP.NET
5 68 (16.59%) .NET Framework
6 62 (15.12%) HTML5
7 56 (13.66%) WCF
8 54 (13.17%) XML
9 48 (11.71%) WinForms
9 48 (11.71%) WPF
10 38 (9.27%) ASP.NET MVC
11 34 (8.29%) Ninject
11 34 (8.29%) Web Services
12 32 (7.80%) Castle Windsor
13 30 (7.32%) Spring.NET
13 30 (7.32%) Unity DI Container
14 28 (6.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 28 (6.83%) jQuery
15 27 (6.59%) CSS3
16 24 (5.85%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 55 (13.41%) Mathematics
2 36 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (7.32%) Inversion of Control
4 25 (6.10%) Physics
4 25 (6.10%) Management Information System
5 18 (4.39%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (4.15%) User Experience
6 17 (4.15%) Algorithms
7 12 (2.93%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.93%) Statistics
8 9 (2.20%) Online Games
8 9 (2.20%) Open Source
9 8 (1.95%) Data Integration
9 8 (1.95%) Social Media
9 8 (1.95%) Mobile Games
10 7 (1.71%) Replication
11 6 (1.46%) Blackberry
11 6 (1.46%) Artificial Intelligence
11 6 (1.46%) Blog
12 5 (1.22%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 93 (22.68%) Windows
2 76 (18.54%) Linux
3 29 (7.07%) UNIX
4 26 (6.34%) Android
5 16 (3.90%) Apple iOS
6 14 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.98%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (23.66%) Software Engineering
3 93 (22.68%) MVC
4 70 (17.07%) OO
5 61 (14.88%) Scrum
6 58 (14.15%) TDD
7 55 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
8 46 (11.22%) OOP
9 38 (9.27%) Kanban
10 34 (8.29%) Dependency Injection
10 34 (8.29%) MVVM
10 34 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
10 34 (8.29%) Project Management
11 33 (8.05%) Analytics
12 31 (7.56%) Web Application Development
13 26 (6.34%) Data Modelling
14 24 (5.85%) Unit Testing
15 23 (5.61%) E-Commerce
15 23 (5.61%) ITIL
16 19 (4.63%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 151 (36.83%) C#
2 136 (33.17%) Java
2 136 (33.17%) SQL
3 95 (23.17%) JavaScript
4 58 (14.15%) VB.NET
5 42 (10.24%) PHP
6 29 (7.07%) VB
7 22 (5.37%) C++
8 21 (5.12%) PL/SQL
9 17 (4.15%) PHP5
10 16 (3.90%) T-SQL
11 14 (3.41%) XPath
12 10 (2.44%) Python
13 9 (2.20%) Objective-C
13 9 (2.20%) C
14 8 (1.95%) Ruby
14 8 (1.95%) Perl
15 6 (1.46%) RPG
16 5 (1.22%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.98%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 320 (78.05%) Degree
2 12 (2.93%) HND
3 9 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.71%) PhD
5 6 (1.46%) CISM
5 6 (1.46%) CISSP
5 6 (1.46%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.46%) ISSAP
5 6 (1.46%) ISSMP
6 5 (1.22%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.22%) MBA
7 4 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.98%) CCNA
7 4 (0.98%) MCP
7 4 (0.98%) MCSE
7 4 (0.98%) MCITP
8 3 (0.73%) VCAP
8 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 3 (0.73%) ISEB
8 3 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (11.22%) QA
2 19 (4.63%) SLA
3 6 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.46%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.46%) COBIT
4 3 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.95%) XenApp
4 7 (1.71%) Firmware
5 6 (1.46%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.49%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (0.98%) Puppet
2 2 (0.49%) Hyperic
2 2 (0.49%) TIBCO Hawk
2 2 (0.49%) Plesk
Vendors
1 56 (13.66%) Oracle
2 54 (13.17%) Microsoft
3 19 (4.63%) SAP
4 17 (4.15%) VMware
5 14 (3.41%) Red Hat
6 13 (3.17%) Business Objects
7 12 (2.93%) Hyperion
7 12 (2.93%) Telerik
8 11 (2.68%) Citrix
9 10 (2.44%) Cognos
9 10 (2.44%) Cisco
10 9 (2.20%) Google
10 9 (2.20%) Zend
11 8 (1.95%) Twitter
12 6 (1.46%) Tableau
12 6 (1.46%) BT
13 5 (1.22%) Facebook
13 5 (1.22%) Rackspace
13 5 (1.22%) New Relic
13 5 (1.22%) EMC
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Connections
Salary: to £26,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Congleton
Searchability
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £29000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bolton
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheshire
DP Connect
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Blue Town Online
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Macclesfield
Computer Futures
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Knutsford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Training + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Knutsford
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 20 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + +Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago