The first 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 66 63 50
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 235 254 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.30% 3.48% 4.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.28% 13.01% 17.96%
Number of salaries quoted 199 215 296
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £21,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,300 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1914 1952 2004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.90% 26.71% 26.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1473 1624 1727
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% +1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Computer Science
England

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 July 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 July 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 -5 142 £37,500 +22.95% 11
Cheshire -11 57 £37,500 +29.31% 7
Merseyside +6 24 £50,000 +66.66% 5
Lancashire +1 4 £29,000 +16.00% 7
Cumbria - 4 £31,627 -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 407 (82.22%) Degree
2 221 (44.65%) .NET
3 209 (42.22%) C#
4 179 (36.16%) SQL
5 160 (32.32%) SQL Server
6 153 (30.91%) HTML
7 144 (29.09%) Java
8 135 (27.27%) Windows
9 133 (26.87%) ASP.NET
10 123 (24.85%) MVC
11 117 (23.64%) JavaScript
12 111 (22.42%) OO
13 110 (22.22%) CSS
14 108 (21.82%) Software Engineering
15 100 (20.20%) TDD
16 92 (18.59%) VB.NET
17 86 (17.37%) Microsoft
18 84 (16.97%) Linux
18 84 (16.97%) WCF
19 83 (16.77%) .NET Framework
20 78 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
20 78 (15.76%) Web Services
21 77 (15.56%) XML
22 75 (15.15%) Scrum
23 68 (13.74%) WPF
24 67 (13.54%) Finance
25 66 (13.33%) HTML5
26 65 (13.13%) Mathematics
27 64 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
27 64 (12.93%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 26 (5.25%) Tomcat
2 15 (3.03%) IIS
3 12 (2.42%) TIBCO EMS
4 11 (2.22%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.41%) SAS
6 6 (1.21%) WordPress
6 6 (1.21%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.21%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.01%) CMS
7 5 (1.01%) Oracle Spatial
8 3 (0.61%) Apache
9 2 (0.40%) Drupal
9 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.20%) nginx
10 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 47 (9.49%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.42%) MS Office
3 8 (1.62%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 32 (6.46%) Magento
2 12 (2.42%) BusinessWorks
3 10 (2.02%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.40%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.20%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.01%) SaaS
2 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (9.49%) Internet
2 24 (4.85%) HTTP
3 20 (4.04%) SAN
4 16 (3.23%) NAS
5 10 (2.02%) Firewall
6 9 (1.82%) Network Security
7 7 (1.41%) WAN
8 6 (1.21%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.01%) AMQP
9 5 (1.01%) VPN
9 5 (1.01%) LAN
9 5 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.61%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (0.61%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.20%) IPsec
11 1 (0.20%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.20%) PBX
11 1 (0.20%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.20%) DNS
11 1 (0.20%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (32.32%) SQL Server
2 53 (10.71%) MySQL
3 45 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (7.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (6.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 25 (5.05%) Relational Database
7 22 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (4.24%) DB2
9 19 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (3.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (2.42%) Oracle Database
12 11 (2.22%) Hazelcast
13 10 (2.02%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (1.62%) QlikView
14 8 (1.62%) Big Data
15 7 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (1.41%) OLAP
16 6 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
17 5 (1.01%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 53 (10.71%) NUnit
2 52 (10.51%) Moq
3 29 (5.86%) Rhino Mocks
3 29 (5.86%) MSTest
4 27 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (4.65%) Subversion
5 23 (4.65%) Git (software)
6 22 (4.44%) Visual Studio
7 18 (3.64%) Eclipse
8 11 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
8 11 (2.22%) Maven
9 9 (1.82%) Jenkins
10 6 (1.21%) Hudson
11 5 (1.01%) PHPUnit
11 5 (1.01%) JIRA
12 4 (0.81%) Xcode
13 3 (0.61%) JUnit
14 2 (0.40%) Selenium
14 2 (0.40%) NetBeans
15 1 (0.20%) MSBuild
General
1 67 (13.54%) Finance
2 8 (1.62%) Retail
2 8 (1.62%) Financial Institution
3 5 (1.01%) Games
3 5 (1.01%) Aerospace
3 5 (1.01%) Legal
4 4 (0.81%) Marketing
4 4 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.61%) Back Office
6 2 (0.40%) Local Government
6 2 (0.40%) Online Betting
6 2 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 300 (60.61%) Developer
2 106 (21.41%) .NET Developer
3 53 (10.71%) Graduate
4 52 (10.51%) Junior
5 51 (10.30%) C# Developer
5 51 (10.30%) Java Developer
6 48 (9.70%) Senior Developer
7 47 (9.49%) Software Developer
7 47 (9.49%) C# .NET Developer
8 44 (8.89%) Junior Developer
9 42 (8.48%) Graduate Developer
10 36 (7.27%) Team Leader
11 30 (6.06%) Junior .NET Developer
12 29 (5.86%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 29 (5.86%) Analyst
13 27 (5.45%) PHP Developer
14 26 (5.25%) Web Developer
14 26 (5.25%) C# Software Developer
15 24 (4.85%) .NET Software Developer
15 24 (4.85%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (44.65%) .NET
2 153 (30.91%) HTML
3 133 (26.87%) ASP.NET
4 110 (22.22%) CSS
5 84 (16.97%) WCF
6 83 (16.77%) .NET Framework
7 78 (15.76%) Web Services
8 77 (15.56%) XML
9 68 (13.74%) WPF
10 66 (13.33%) HTML5
11 54 (10.91%) LINQ
12 51 (10.30%) Spring
13 43 (8.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 41 (8.28%) WinForms
15 39 (7.88%) ASP.NET MVC
16 36 (7.27%) XSLT
17 33 (6.67%) Ninject
18 32 (6.46%) jQuery
18 32 (6.46%) Hibernate
19 29 (5.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 65 (13.13%) Mathematics
2 38 (7.68%) Physics
3 29 (5.86%) Inversion of Control
4 28 (5.66%) Client/Server
4 28 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
5 27 (5.45%) Management Information System
6 23 (4.65%) Mobile App
6 23 (4.65%) Open Source
7 16 (3.23%) Firmware
8 14 (2.83%) Statistics
8 14 (2.83%) CLARiiON
8 14 (2.83%) EMC Centera
8 14 (2.83%) Symmetrix DMX
9 13 (2.63%) Replication
10 11 (2.22%) Social Media
11 9 (1.82%) Visualisation
12 6 (1.21%) GIS
13 5 (1.01%) 3D Graphics
13 5 (1.01%) EPoS
13 5 (1.01%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 135 (27.27%) Windows
2 84 (16.97%) Linux
3 43 (8.69%) UNIX
4 28 (5.66%) Android
5 20 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (3.64%) Apple iOS
7 17 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.40%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.40%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.20%) CentOS
11 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (24.85%) MVC
2 111 (22.42%) OO
3 108 (21.82%) Software Engineering
4 100 (20.20%) TDD
5 78 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (15.15%) Scrum
7 64 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (11.52%) Unit Testing
9 55 (11.11%) ITIL
10 48 (9.70%) Project Management
11 39 (7.88%) OOP
12 38 (7.68%) MVVM
13 36 (7.27%) Dependency Injection
14 35 (7.07%) OOD
14 35 (7.07%) Disaster Recovery
15 34 (6.87%) SOA
15 34 (6.87%) E-Commerce
15 34 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
16 33 (6.67%) Web Development
17 32 (6.46%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 209 (42.22%) C#
2 179 (36.16%) SQL
3 144 (29.09%) Java
4 117 (23.64%) JavaScript
5 92 (18.59%) VB.NET
6 64 (12.93%) PHP
7 52 (10.51%) VB
8 40 (8.08%) Python
9 35 (7.07%) T-SQL
9 35 (7.07%) Ruby
10 28 (5.66%) C++
11 21 (4.24%) PHP5
12 20 (4.04%) C
13 18 (3.64%) Perl
14 13 (2.63%) Shell Script
15 12 (2.42%) PL/SQL
15 12 (2.42%) Objective-C
16 11 (2.22%) XPath
17 7 (1.41%) XQuery
18 5 (1.01%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 407 (82.22%) Degree
2 17 (3.43%) ISEB
3 15 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.62%) MySQL Certification
6 6 (1.21%) MCSE
6 6 (1.21%) CISSP
7 5 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.01%) CCNA
7 5 (1.01%) EnCE
7 5 (1.01%) CEH
8 4 (0.81%) MCITP
8 4 (0.81%) MCTS
8 4 (0.81%) MCP
9 3 (0.61%) MCAD
9 3 (0.61%) MCSD
9 3 (0.61%) NVQ Level 3
9 3 (0.61%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.40%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (9.90%) QA
2 27 (5.45%) SLA
3 5 (1.01%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.20%) COBIT
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.21%) XenApp
4 5 (1.01%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.40%) vSphere
6 1 (0.20%) vCloud
6 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.20%) VMFS
6 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.20%) NFS
6 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (2.42%) TIBCO Hawk
2 2 (0.40%) Puppet
3 1 (0.20%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.20%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.20%) MOM
3 1 (0.20%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 86 (17.37%) Microsoft
2 42 (8.48%) Oracle
3 28 (5.66%) Zend
4 21 (4.24%) Red Hat
5 16 (3.23%) EMC
5 16 (3.23%) Cisco
6 15 (3.03%) NetApp
7 14 (2.83%) SAP
7 14 (2.83%) TIBCO
8 9 (1.82%) VMware
9 8 (1.62%) Business Objects
9 8 (1.62%) Citrix
9 8 (1.62%) Tableau
10 7 (1.41%) IBM
11 6 (1.21%) Google
12 5 (1.01%) HP
12 5 (1.01%) Sage
12 5 (1.01%) Dundas
13 4 (0.81%) Wonderware
13 4 (0.81%) Apple
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Posted: 16 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
CSC
Salary: From £35 to £45 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Montash
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
CSC
Salary: From £35 to £45 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
e-Recruiter
Salary: £18000 - £35000 per annum + Negotiable based on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
CSC
Salary: From £35 to £45 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £49000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
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