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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 78 62 56
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 211 275 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.42% 3.89% 4.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.24% 11.18% 13.28%
Number of salaries quoted 153 237 288
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +22.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +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
2284 2460 2462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 36.99% 34.79% 33.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1819 1903 2036
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -8 126 £40,000 +6.66% 15
Cheshire +10 60 £37,000 +38.31% 12
Merseyside -15 17 £26,000 -35.00% 3
Lancashire -5 7 £29,000 -42.57% 3
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 317 (78.27%) Degree
2 163 (40.25%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (36.30%) C#
3 147 (36.30%) .NET
4 144 (35.56%) SQL
5 120 (29.63%) Java
6 116 (28.64%) Software Engineering
7 104 (25.68%) Windows
8 96 (23.70%) Scrum
9 95 (23.46%) ASP.NET
10 93 (22.96%) JavaScript
11 88 (21.73%) Microsoft
12 87 (21.48%) TDD
13 79 (19.51%) MVC
14 78 (19.26%) HTML
15 64 (15.80%) Analytical Skills
16 63 (15.56%) MS Excel
16 63 (15.56%) Finance
17 62 (15.31%) SQL Server
18 61 (15.06%) Oracle
18 61 (15.06%) ASP.NET MVC
19 59 (14.57%) WCF
20 57 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
21 56 (13.83%) Web Services
22 55 (13.58%) XML
22 55 (13.58%) CSS
23 54 (13.33%) NUnit
24 53 (13.09%) .NET Framework
25 50 (12.35%) Mathematics
25 50 (12.35%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (3.95%) Tomcat
2 7 (1.73%) SAS
2 7 (1.73%) IIS
3 6 (1.48%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.23%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.23%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.23%) CMS
5 4 (0.99%) Confluence
5 4 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (0.99%) Apache Pig
5 4 (0.99%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.74%) Apache
6 3 (0.74%) Facebook Platform
6 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.49%) Node.js
7 2 (0.49%) SilverStripe
7 2 (0.49%) nginx
7 2 (0.49%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.49%) WordPress
7 2 (0.49%) Alfresco
Applications
1 63 (15.56%) MS Excel
2 33 (8.15%) MS Office
3 23 (5.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.72%) MS Project
5 4 (0.99%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.49%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.74%) SAP PP
1 3 (0.74%) Tridion
1 3 (0.74%) Magento
2 2 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.25%) Maximo
3 1 (0.25%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle AGIS
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.99%) Office 365
2 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
2 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.25%) IaaS
2 1 (0.25%) SaaS
2 1 (0.25%) PaaS
2 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (11.36%) Internet
2 15 (3.70%) Network Security
3 14 (3.46%) Firewall
3 14 (3.46%) HTTP
4 9 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (1.98%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.73%) LAN
6 7 (1.73%) WAN
7 5 (1.23%) VoIP
7 5 (1.23%) Wireless
8 4 (0.99%) GPRS
8 4 (0.99%) UMTS
8 4 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.74%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.74%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.74%) VPN
9 3 (0.74%) Intranet
9 3 (0.74%) tcpdump
10 2 (0.49%) OpenScape
10 2 (0.49%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.93%) Relational Database
3 16 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (3.70%) MySQL
5 13 (3.21%) Oracle Database
6 12 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (2.96%) RDBMS
7 11 (2.72%) MongoDB
8 9 (2.22%) Data Mining
9 7 (1.73%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.48%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.48%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.23%) Big Data
11 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.23%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.99%) HBase
12 4 (0.99%) DB2
12 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 54 (13.33%) NUnit
2 45 (11.11%) Moq
3 33 (8.15%) JIRA
4 30 (7.41%) Rhino Mocks
4 30 (7.41%) MSTest
5 19 (4.69%) Eclipse
5 19 (4.69%) Subversion
6 18 (4.44%) Selenium
7 16 (3.95%) Git (software)
8 13 (3.21%) Visual Studio
9 11 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (2.72%) WatiN
10 10 (2.47%) Maven
11 4 (0.99%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.99%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.99%) Synon
11 4 (0.99%) ReSharper
12 3 (0.74%) CruiseControl
12 3 (0.74%) Ant
12 3 (0.74%) JUnit
General
1 63 (15.56%) Finance
2 21 (5.19%) Banking
3 20 (4.94%) Telecoms
4 18 (4.44%) Games
5 14 (3.46%) Pharmaceutical
6 13 (3.21%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.96%) Retail
8 10 (2.47%) Electronics
8 10 (2.47%) Law
8 10 (2.47%) Billing
9 5 (1.23%) Back Office
10 4 (0.99%) Legal
10 4 (0.99%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.99%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.74%) iGaming
12 2 (0.49%) Marketing
13 1 (0.25%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 178 (43.95%) Developer
2 56 (13.83%) Graduate
3 52 (12.84%) .NET Developer
4 48 (11.85%) Junior
5 41 (10.12%) Graduate Developer
6 39 (9.63%) Junior Developer
7 37 (9.14%) Senior Developer
8 34 (8.40%) Java Developer
9 30 (7.41%) Software Developer
9 30 (7.41%) Analyst
9 30 (7.41%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 30 (7.41%) Junior .NET Developer
10 25 (6.17%) Software Engineer
11 22 (5.43%) C# Developer
11 22 (5.43%) Project Manager
12 21 (5.19%) Tester
13 20 (4.94%) Web Developer
14 16 (3.95%) Consultant
15 12 (2.96%) Automated Tester
15 12 (2.96%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (36.30%) .NET
2 95 (23.46%) ASP.NET
3 78 (19.26%) HTML
4 61 (15.06%) ASP.NET MVC
5 59 (14.57%) WCF
6 56 (13.83%) Web Services
7 55 (13.58%) XML
7 55 (13.58%) CSS
8 53 (13.09%) .NET Framework
9 44 (10.86%) WPF
10 38 (9.38%) HTML5
11 36 (8.89%) Ninject
12 35 (8.64%) WinForms
13 33 (8.15%) Castle Windsor
14 32 (7.90%) jQuery
15 30 (7.41%) Spring.NET
15 30 (7.41%) Unity DI Container
16 26 (6.42%) AngularJS
17 24 (5.93%) REST
18 20 (4.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 64 (15.80%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (12.35%) Mathematics
3 31 (7.65%) Management Information System
4 30 (7.41%) Physics
4 30 (7.41%) Inversion of Control
5 22 (5.43%) Statistics
6 21 (5.19%) Mobile App
7 18 (4.44%) Algorithms
7 18 (4.44%) Client/Server
8 13 (3.21%) User Experience
9 12 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (2.96%) Data Centre
10 9 (2.22%) Visualisation
11 8 (1.98%) 3D Graphics
11 8 (1.98%) Interactive TV
12 6 (1.48%) IVR
12 6 (1.48%) Life Science
13 5 (1.23%) Animation
13 5 (1.23%) Online Games
13 5 (1.23%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 104 (25.68%) Windows
2 37 (9.14%) Linux
3 28 (6.91%) Android
4 23 (5.68%) Apple iOS
5 15 (3.70%) UNIX
6 13 (3.21%) Windows Mobile
7 12 (2.96%) Solaris
8 8 (1.98%) Windows XP
9 7 (1.73%) Mac OS X
9 7 (1.73%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.99%) Windows CE
12 3 (0.74%) CentOS
13 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.49%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.25%) Debian
14 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (40.25%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (28.64%) Software Engineering
3 96 (23.70%) Scrum
4 87 (21.48%) TDD
5 79 (19.51%) MVC
6 57 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (12.35%) OO
8 47 (11.60%) Kanban
9 45 (11.11%) Project Management
10 44 (10.86%) Mentoring
11 37 (9.14%) MVVM
11 37 (9.14%) OOP
12 36 (8.89%) Dependency Injection
13 34 (8.40%) Web Application Development
14 30 (7.41%) BDD
14 30 (7.41%) SDLC
15 29 (7.16%) ITIL
16 27 (6.67%) Line Management
16 27 (6.67%) Multithreading
17 26 (6.42%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 147 (36.30%) C#
2 144 (35.56%) SQL
3 120 (29.63%) Java
4 93 (22.96%) JavaScript
5 44 (10.86%) VB.NET
6 36 (8.89%) C++
7 33 (8.15%) VB
8 24 (5.93%) PL/SQL
9 19 (4.69%) PHP
10 13 (3.21%) Python
10 13 (3.21%) C
11 8 (1.98%) VC++
12 7 (1.73%) Ruby
12 7 (1.73%) RPG
13 6 (1.48%) XPath
14 5 (1.23%) PHP5
14 5 (1.23%) Perl
14 5 (1.23%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.23%) R
15 4 (0.99%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 317 (78.27%) Degree
2 11 (2.72%) HND
2 11 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 9 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.73%) ISEB
4 7 (1.73%) MCP
5 6 (1.48%) Oracle Certification
5 6 (1.48%) PMP
5 6 (1.48%) PMI Certification
5 6 (1.48%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.23%) MCITP
7 4 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.99%) Sun Certification
7 4 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.74%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.74%) GCIH
8 3 (0.74%) MCSE
8 3 (0.74%) MCSA
8 3 (0.74%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.89%) QA
2 4 (0.99%) SLA
3 2 (0.49%) HL7
3 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.46%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.99%) XenApp
4 3 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.74%) Snort
4 3 (0.74%) vSphere
4 3 (0.74%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.25%) GPFS
5 1 (0.25%) Docker
5 1 (0.25%) HDFS
5 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (0.74%) Puppet
3 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.49%) SCCM
3 2 (0.49%) WSUS
4 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 88 (21.73%) Microsoft
2 61 (15.06%) Oracle
3 23 (5.68%) VMware
4 14 (3.46%) Cisco
5 11 (2.72%) Telerik
6 10 (2.47%) Facebook
7 9 (2.22%) Juniper
7 9 (2.22%) CA
7 9 (2.22%) NetApp
7 9 (2.22%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.73%) IBM
8 7 (1.73%) BT
8 7 (1.73%) Twitter
9 6 (1.48%) SAP
9 6 (1.48%) Citrix
10 5 (1.23%) Google
11 4 (0.99%) Perforce
11 4 (0.99%) Business Objects
11 4 (0.99%) Zend
12 3 (0.74%) Planview
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
e-Recruiter
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Talent Spa
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Axica Recruitment
Posted: 17 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
IT Works Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits and training
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheshire
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £100000.00 - £130000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Daresbury, Warrington
Research Councils UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent bens and Share Options
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hot Rec
Salary: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Tracsis
Salary: £Competitive + benefits package + pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Tracsis
Salary: £Competitive + benefits package + pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
e-Recruiter
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago