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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 89 77 59
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -18
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 213 200 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.87% 2.90% 4.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.32% 11.10% 16.10%
Number of salaries quoted 176 179 250
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,300 £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
1881 1802 1957
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.30% 26.15% 26.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1471 1491 1670
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 £56,750 £56,000
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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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 £37,250 +28.44% 26
Cheshire -19 56 £37,500 +15.38% 6
Merseyside +20 24 £50,000 +73.91% 9
Lancashire +2 10 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Cumbria - 2 £31,627 -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 381 (80.55%) Degree
2 196 (41.44%) .NET
3 181 (38.27%) C#
4 161 (34.04%) SQL Server
5 156 (32.98%) SQL
6 140 (29.60%) HTML
6 140 (29.60%) Java
7 124 (26.22%) Windows
8 108 (22.83%) CSS
8 108 (22.83%) JavaScript
9 107 (22.62%) MVC
10 104 (21.99%) OO
11 103 (21.78%) Software Engineering
12 102 (21.56%) ASP.NET
13 93 (19.66%) Linux
14 88 (18.60%) VB.NET
15 87 (18.39%) TDD
16 82 (17.34%) WCF
17 81 (17.12%) .NET Framework
17 81 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
18 80 (16.91%) Microsoft
19 79 (16.70%) XML
20 78 (16.49%) Mathematics
21 71 (15.01%) Scrum
22 67 (14.16%) Finance
23 65 (13.74%) WPF
24 62 (13.11%) Web Services
25 60 (12.68%) HTML5
26 57 (12.05%) ITIL
27 56 (11.84%) NUnit

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (6.55%) Tomcat
2 17 (3.59%) WebSphere
3 12 (2.54%) TIBCO EMS
4 11 (2.33%) SAS
4 11 (2.33%) IIS
5 9 (1.90%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.69%) WordPress
7 7 (1.48%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.48%) Apache
8 5 (1.06%) WebLogic Portal
8 5 (1.06%) Oracle Spatial
9 3 (0.63%) GroupWise
9 3 (0.63%) Zimbra
9 3 (0.63%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.42%) Lync
11 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 42 (8.88%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.11%) MS Office
3 8 (1.69%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.63%) SPSS
5 2 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 24 (5.07%) Magento
2 12 (2.54%) BusinessWorks
3 7 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (1.06%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (1.06%) SAP FI
5 5 (1.06%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.85%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.42%) 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 (8.88%) Internet
2 23 (4.86%) HTTP
3 20 (4.23%) SAN
4 18 (3.81%) NAS
5 9 (1.90%) Firewall
6 8 (1.69%) Network Security
7 6 (1.27%) WAN
8 5 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (1.06%) VPN
9 4 (0.85%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.85%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (0.63%) LAN
11 2 (0.42%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (34.04%) SQL Server
2 47 (9.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (8.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 36 (7.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 32 (6.77%) MySQL
6 28 (5.92%) Relational Database
7 25 (5.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 19 (4.02%) DB2
11 17 (3.59%) Hazelcast
12 13 (2.75%) Big Data
13 11 (2.33%) QlikView
14 9 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (1.69%) OLAP
15 8 (1.69%) Hadoop
16 7 (1.48%) OLTP
16 7 (1.48%) RDBMS
17 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 56 (11.84%) NUnit
2 55 (11.63%) Moq
3 26 (5.50%) MSTest
3 26 (5.50%) Rhino Mocks
4 21 (4.44%) Visual Studio
4 21 (4.44%) Eclipse
5 19 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (3.59%) Maven
7 14 (2.96%) Git (software)
8 10 (2.11%) Subversion
9 8 (1.69%) Jenkins
10 7 (1.48%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (1.06%) Hudson
12 4 (0.85%) Xcode
13 3 (0.63%) JUnit
14 1 (0.21%) Dreamweaver
14 1 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
14 1 (0.21%) JIRA
14 1 (0.21%) Selenium
14 1 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 67 (14.16%) Finance
2 13 (2.75%) Manufacturing
3 12 (2.54%) Games
4 9 (1.90%) Retail
5 7 (1.48%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.06%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.06%) Legal
7 4 (0.85%) Marketing
7 4 (0.85%) German Language
8 3 (0.63%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.63%) Online Betting
8 3 (0.63%) French Language
8 3 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.63%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.42%) Electronics
9 2 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 269 (56.87%) Developer
2 102 (21.56%) .NET Developer
3 55 (11.63%) Java Developer
4 51 (10.78%) C# Developer
4 51 (10.78%) Graduate
5 50 (10.57%) Junior
6 48 (10.15%) Software Developer
7 47 (9.94%) C# .NET Developer
8 42 (8.88%) Graduate Developer
9 40 (8.46%) Junior Developer
10 34 (7.19%) Analyst
11 32 (6.77%) Senior Developer
11 32 (6.77%) C# Software Developer
12 30 (6.34%) .NET Software Developer
13 29 (6.13%) Software Engineer
13 29 (6.13%) Team Leader
14 27 (5.71%) Junior .NET Developer
14 27 (5.71%) Graduate .NET Developer
15 23 (4.86%) PHP Developer
16 22 (4.65%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (41.44%) .NET
2 140 (29.60%) HTML
3 108 (22.83%) CSS
4 102 (21.56%) ASP.NET
5 82 (17.34%) WCF
6 81 (17.12%) .NET Framework
7 79 (16.70%) XML
8 65 (13.74%) WPF
9 62 (13.11%) Web Services
10 60 (12.68%) HTML5
11 55 (11.63%) Spring
12 50 (10.57%) LINQ
13 43 (9.09%) WinForms
13 43 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 37 (7.82%) XSLT
15 33 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
16 31 (6.55%) Hibernate
17 30 (6.34%) Ninject
18 29 (6.13%) JMS
18 29 (6.13%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 78 (16.49%) Mathematics
2 47 (9.94%) Physics
3 29 (6.13%) Management Information System
4 26 (5.50%) Inversion of Control
5 23 (4.86%) Client/Server
6 20 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (4.02%) Mobile App
8 17 (3.59%) Firmware
9 16 (3.38%) Open Source
10 15 (3.17%) Symmetrix DMX
10 15 (3.17%) Replication
10 15 (3.17%) CLARiiON
10 15 (3.17%) EMC Centera
11 14 (2.96%) Statistics
12 10 (2.11%) Social Media
13 6 (1.27%) Online Games
13 6 (1.27%) Economics
13 6 (1.27%) GIS
14 5 (1.06%) 3D Graphics
14 5 (1.06%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 124 (26.22%) Windows
2 93 (19.66%) Linux
3 43 (9.09%) UNIX
4 36 (7.61%) Android
5 24 (5.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (4.23%) Apple iOS
7 12 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (22.62%) MVC
2 104 (21.99%) OO
3 103 (21.78%) Software Engineering
4 87 (18.39%) TDD
5 81 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (15.01%) Scrum
7 57 (12.05%) ITIL
8 55 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
9 51 (10.78%) Unit Testing
10 46 (9.73%) Project Management
11 41 (8.67%) OOP
11 41 (8.67%) OOD
12 39 (8.25%) Business Intelligence
13 36 (7.61%) MVVM
14 34 (7.19%) Disaster Recovery
15 33 (6.98%) E-Commerce
16 32 (6.77%) SOA
17 30 (6.34%) Dependency Injection
18 29 (6.13%) Kanban
19 28 (5.92%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 181 (38.27%) C#
2 156 (32.98%) SQL
3 140 (29.60%) Java
4 108 (22.83%) JavaScript
5 88 (18.60%) VB.NET
6 49 (10.36%) VB
7 39 (8.25%) PHP
8 29 (6.13%) Python
9 28 (5.92%) T-SQL
9 28 (5.92%) Ruby
10 22 (4.65%) C++
11 17 (3.59%) C
11 17 (3.59%) XPath
12 14 (2.96%) PHP5
13 12 (2.54%) Shell Script
13 12 (2.54%) Objective-C
13 12 (2.54%) Perl
14 7 (1.48%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.48%) XQuery
15 4 (0.85%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 381 (80.55%) Degree
2 13 (2.75%) ISEB
3 11 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (1.90%) CISSP
5 6 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.06%) EnCE
6 5 (1.06%) CEH
6 5 (1.06%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.06%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.85%) ISSAP
7 4 (0.85%) ISSMP
7 4 (0.85%) CISM
7 4 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.85%) MCSE
7 4 (0.85%) CCNA
8 3 (0.63%) MySQL Certification
8 3 (0.63%) MCITP
8 3 (0.63%) NVQ Level 3
8 3 (0.63%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (9.51%) QA
2 29 (6.13%) SLA
3 5 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.85%) COBIT
5 3 (0.63%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.63%) XenApp
3 3 (0.63%) 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 (2.54%) TIBCO Hawk
2 5 (1.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 80 (16.91%) Microsoft
2 46 (9.73%) Oracle
3 24 (5.07%) Red Hat
4 18 (3.81%) SAP
4 18 (3.81%) Cisco
5 17 (3.59%) EMC
6 16 (3.38%) NetApp
7 12 (2.54%) TIBCO
8 10 (2.11%) Business Objects
9 9 (1.90%) Zend
10 7 (1.48%) Tableau
10 7 (1.48%) VMware
10 7 (1.48%) Google
11 6 (1.27%) IBM
12 5 (1.06%) Dundas
13 4 (0.85%) Facebook
13 4 (0.85%) Wonderware
13 4 (0.85%) Cognos
13 4 (0.85%) Citrix
13 4 (0.85%) Hyperion
Merseyside
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £14000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Great Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Lancashire
QVC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Dunnhumby
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + generous bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £49000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capital Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £40,000 - £55,000+ PA depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Salary: £51000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £18,000 - £55,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £32000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago