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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 85 74 61
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 210 203 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.82% 2.96% 4.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.11% 11.23% 16.01%
Number of salaries quoted 174 181 247
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,500 £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
1891 1807 1943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.42% 26.38% 26.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1470 1492 1655
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -1 112 £36,250 +21.84% 27
Cheshire -16 55 £37,500 +19.04% 7
Merseyside +13 22 £50,000 +66.66% 6
Lancashire 0 10 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Cumbria - 2 £31,627 - 1
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 379 (80.81%) Degree
2 197 (42.00%) .NET
3 182 (38.81%) C#
4 161 (34.33%) SQL Server
5 157 (33.48%) SQL
6 140 (29.85%) HTML
7 139 (29.64%) Java
8 123 (26.23%) Windows
9 108 (23.03%) CSS
9 108 (23.03%) JavaScript
9 108 (23.03%) MVC
10 104 (22.17%) OO
11 103 (21.96%) ASP.NET
11 103 (21.96%) Software Engineering
12 91 (19.40%) Linux
13 88 (18.76%) VB.NET
14 87 (18.55%) TDD
15 82 (17.48%) .NET Framework
15 82 (17.48%) WCF
16 81 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
17 80 (17.06%) Microsoft
18 78 (16.63%) XML
19 77 (16.42%) Mathematics
20 71 (15.14%) Scrum
21 66 (14.07%) Finance
22 65 (13.86%) WPF
23 62 (13.22%) Web Services
24 60 (12.79%) HTML5
25 56 (11.94%) NUnit
26 55 (11.73%) Spring

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 31 (6.61%) Tomcat
2 17 (3.62%) WebSphere
3 12 (2.56%) TIBCO EMS
4 11 (2.35%) SAS
4 11 (2.35%) IIS
5 9 (1.92%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.71%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.71%) WordPress
7 7 (1.49%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.28%) Apache
9 5 (1.07%) WebLogic Portal
9 5 (1.07%) Oracle Spatial
10 3 (0.64%) GroupWise
10 3 (0.64%) Zimbra
10 3 (0.64%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.64%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.43%) Lync
12 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 42 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.13%) MS Office
3 8 (1.71%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.64%) SPSS
5 2 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 24 (5.12%) Magento
2 12 (2.56%) BusinessWorks
3 7 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (1.07%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (1.07%) SAP FI
5 5 (1.07%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.85%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.43%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.21%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.85%) SaaS
1 4 (0.85%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.21%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (8.96%) Internet
2 23 (4.90%) HTTP
3 19 (4.05%) SAN
4 17 (3.62%) NAS
5 9 (1.92%) Firewall
6 8 (1.71%) Network Security
7 6 (1.28%) WAN
8 5 (1.07%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (1.07%) VPN
9 4 (0.85%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.85%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (0.64%) LAN
11 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (34.33%) SQL Server
2 47 (10.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (8.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 36 (7.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 32 (6.82%) MySQL
6 28 (5.97%) Relational Database
7 25 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 19 (4.05%) DB2
11 17 (3.62%) Hazelcast
12 13 (2.77%) Big Data
13 11 (2.35%) QlikView
14 9 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (1.71%) OLAP
15 8 (1.71%) Hadoop
16 6 (1.28%) OLTP
16 6 (1.28%) RDBMS
17 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 56 (11.94%) NUnit
2 55 (11.73%) Moq
3 26 (5.54%) MSTest
3 26 (5.54%) Rhino Mocks
4 21 (4.48%) Visual Studio
5 20 (4.26%) Eclipse
6 19 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (3.62%) Maven
8 14 (2.99%) Git (software)
9 11 (2.35%) Subversion
10 8 (1.71%) Jenkins
11 7 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (1.07%) Hudson
13 4 (0.85%) Xcode
14 3 (0.64%) JUnit
15 1 (0.21%) Dreamweaver
15 1 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
15 1 (0.21%) JIRA
15 1 (0.21%) Selenium
15 1 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 66 (14.07%) Finance
2 13 (2.77%) Manufacturing
3 11 (2.35%) Games
4 8 (1.71%) Retail
5 7 (1.49%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.07%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.07%) Legal
7 4 (0.85%) Marketing
7 4 (0.85%) German Language
8 3 (0.64%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.64%) Online Betting
8 3 (0.64%) French Language
8 3 (0.64%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.43%) Electronics
9 2 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 269 (57.36%) Developer
2 102 (21.75%) .NET Developer
3 55 (11.73%) Java Developer
4 51 (10.87%) C# Developer
4 51 (10.87%) Graduate
5 50 (10.66%) Junior
6 48 (10.23%) Software Developer
7 47 (10.02%) C# .NET Developer
8 42 (8.96%) Graduate Developer
9 40 (8.53%) Junior Developer
10 34 (7.25%) Analyst
11 32 (6.82%) Senior Developer
11 32 (6.82%) C# Software Developer
12 30 (6.40%) .NET Software Developer
13 29 (6.18%) Software Engineer
13 29 (6.18%) Team Leader
14 27 (5.76%) Junior .NET Developer
14 27 (5.76%) Graduate .NET Developer
15 23 (4.90%) PHP Developer
16 21 (4.48%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (42.00%) .NET
2 140 (29.85%) HTML
3 108 (23.03%) CSS
4 103 (21.96%) ASP.NET
5 82 (17.48%) .NET Framework
5 82 (17.48%) WCF
6 78 (16.63%) XML
7 65 (13.86%) WPF
8 62 (13.22%) Web Services
9 60 (12.79%) HTML5
10 55 (11.73%) Spring
11 50 (10.66%) LINQ
12 44 (9.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 43 (9.17%) WinForms
14 37 (7.89%) XSLT
15 34 (7.25%) ASP.NET MVC
16 31 (6.61%) Hibernate
17 30 (6.40%) Ninject
18 29 (6.18%) JMS
18 29 (6.18%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 77 (16.42%) Mathematics
2 46 (9.81%) Physics
3 29 (6.18%) Management Information System
4 26 (5.54%) Inversion of Control
5 23 (4.90%) Client/Server
6 20 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (4.05%) Mobile App
8 17 (3.62%) Open Source
9 16 (3.41%) Firmware
10 14 (2.99%) Replication
10 14 (2.99%) CLARiiON
10 14 (2.99%) EMC Centera
10 14 (2.99%) Statistics
10 14 (2.99%) Symmetrix DMX
11 10 (2.13%) Social Media
12 6 (1.28%) Economics
12 6 (1.28%) GIS
13 5 (1.07%) 3D Graphics
13 5 (1.07%) iPad
13 5 (1.07%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 123 (26.23%) Windows
2 91 (19.40%) Linux
3 42 (8.96%) UNIX
4 36 (7.68%) Android
5 24 (5.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (4.26%) Apple iOS
7 12 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (23.03%) MVC
2 104 (22.17%) OO
3 103 (21.96%) Software Engineering
4 87 (18.55%) TDD
5 81 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (15.14%) Scrum
7 55 (11.73%) ITIL
7 55 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
8 51 (10.87%) Unit Testing
9 46 (9.81%) Project Management
10 41 (8.74%) OOP
10 41 (8.74%) OOD
11 38 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
12 36 (7.68%) MVVM
13 33 (7.04%) E-Commerce
13 33 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
14 32 (6.82%) SOA
15 30 (6.40%) Dependency Injection
16 29 (6.18%) Kanban
17 28 (5.97%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 182 (38.81%) C#
2 157 (33.48%) SQL
3 139 (29.64%) Java
4 108 (23.03%) JavaScript
5 88 (18.76%) VB.NET
6 49 (10.45%) VB
7 39 (8.32%) PHP
8 29 (6.18%) Python
9 28 (5.97%) T-SQL
9 28 (5.97%) Ruby
10 22 (4.69%) C++
11 17 (3.62%) C
11 17 (3.62%) XPath
12 14 (2.99%) PHP5
13 12 (2.56%) Shell Script
13 12 (2.56%) Objective-C
13 12 (2.56%) Perl
14 7 (1.49%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.49%) XQuery
15 4 (0.85%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 379 (80.81%) Degree
2 13 (2.77%) ISEB
3 11 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (1.71%) CISSP
5 6 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.07%) EnCE
6 5 (1.07%) CEH
6 5 (1.07%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.07%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.85%) MCSE
7 4 (0.85%) CCNA
8 3 (0.64%) ISSAP
8 3 (0.64%) ISSMP
8 3 (0.64%) CISM
8 3 (0.64%) MySQL Certification
8 3 (0.64%) MCITP
8 3 (0.64%) NVQ Level 3
8 3 (0.64%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (9.59%) QA
2 28 (5.97%) SLA
3 4 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.64%) COBIT
5 2 (0.43%) 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 12 (2.56%) TIBCO Hawk
2 5 (1.07%) Puppet
Vendors
1 80 (17.06%) Microsoft
2 45 (9.59%) Oracle
3 24 (5.12%) Red Hat
4 18 (3.84%) SAP
5 17 (3.62%) Cisco
6 16 (3.41%) EMC
7 15 (3.20%) NetApp
8 12 (2.56%) TIBCO
9 10 (2.13%) Business Objects
10 9 (1.92%) Zend
11 7 (1.49%) Tableau
11 7 (1.49%) VMware
11 7 (1.49%) Google
12 6 (1.28%) IBM
13 5 (1.07%) Dundas
14 4 (0.85%) Facebook
14 4 (0.85%) Wonderware
14 4 (0.85%) Cognos
14 4 (0.85%) Citrix
14 4 (0.85%) Hyperion
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: £40,000 - £55,000+ PA depending on experience
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Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Superb Benefits
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Salary: £51000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
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EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £18,000 - £55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £32000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Robert Walters
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: Unspecified Competitive + excellent benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
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