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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 85 87 60
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -27
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 196 182 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.85% 2.75% 4.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.54% 8.41% 12.81%
Number of salaries quoted 172 156 302
Average salary £31,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £24,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £45,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
2295 2163 2577
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 33.37% 32.74% 32.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2000 1723 2212
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £51,500
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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +11 116 £38,000 +15.15% 37
Cheshire +4 62 £25,000 -33.33% 12
Merseyside +1 11 £27,500 -21.42% 4
Lancashire -9 5 £32,500 -7.14%
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 335 (80.14%) Degree
2 148 (35.41%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (34.93%) C#
3 146 (34.93%) .NET
4 139 (33.25%) Java
5 130 (31.10%) SQL
6 109 (26.08%) HTML
7 95 (22.73%) Software Engineering
8 92 (22.01%) JavaScript
9 89 (21.29%) Windows
10 85 (20.33%) MVC
11 83 (19.86%) ASP.NET
12 81 (19.38%) CSS
13 76 (18.18%) Linux
14 74 (17.70%) Finance
15 69 (16.51%) SQL Server
16 66 (15.79%) Scrum
16 66 (15.79%) TDD
17 65 (15.55%) Oracle
18 61 (14.59%) .NET Framework
19 58 (13.88%) OO
20 57 (13.64%) Microsoft
21 54 (12.92%) VB.NET
21 54 (12.92%) Continuous Integration
22 53 (12.68%) WCF
23 52 (12.44%) XML
24 50 (11.96%) Mathematics
24 50 (11.96%) NUnit
25 49 (11.72%) HTML5
26 48 (11.48%) Moq

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 20 (4.78%) Apache
2 19 (4.55%) Tomcat
3 14 (3.35%) WebSphere
4 13 (3.11%) SAS
4 13 (3.11%) WebLogic
5 10 (2.39%) MS Exchange
6 9 (2.15%) WordPress
7 8 (1.91%) IIS
8 7 (1.67%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.20%) JBoss
10 4 (0.96%) WebLogic Portal
10 4 (0.96%) Confluence
11 3 (0.72%) Lync
11 3 (0.72%) GroupWise
11 3 (0.72%) Zimbra
11 3 (0.72%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.72%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.48%) ExpressionEngine
12 2 (0.48%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.48%) Mule
Applications
1 33 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.55%) MS Office
3 7 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.96%) SPSS
4 4 (0.96%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.72%) MS Project
5 3 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.24%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.24%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 12 (2.87%) SAP FI
1 12 (2.87%) SAP FI/CO
1 12 (2.87%) SAP CO
1 12 (2.87%) SAP BPC
2 8 (1.91%) Magento
3 3 (0.72%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.24%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.20%) GitHub
2 4 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.96%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.24%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.24%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.42%) Internet
2 14 (3.35%) Network Security
3 13 (3.11%) HTTP
4 10 (2.39%) Firewall
5 8 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (1.67%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.96%) SAN
7 4 (0.96%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (0.96%) NAS
8 3 (0.72%) tcpdump
8 3 (0.72%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.72%) Intranet
8 3 (0.72%) LAN
8 3 (0.72%) WAN
9 2 (0.48%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.48%) PBX
9 2 (0.48%) VPN
9 2 (0.48%) Wireless
10 1 (0.24%) SONET
10 1 (0.24%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (16.51%) SQL Server
2 45 (10.77%) Relational Database
3 31 (7.42%) MySQL
4 25 (5.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (5.26%) RDBMS
6 16 (3.83%) Big Data
6 16 (3.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (3.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (3.11%) SAP BW
9 13 (3.11%) Hadoop
10 11 (2.63%) QlikView
10 11 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (2.39%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (2.15%) OLTP
12 9 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (2.15%) MongoDB
13 7 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.67%) Hazelcast
13 7 (1.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 50 (11.96%) NUnit
2 48 (11.48%) Moq
3 31 (7.42%) MSTest
3 31 (7.42%) JIRA
4 30 (7.18%) Rhino Mocks
5 26 (6.22%) Eclipse
6 24 (5.74%) Selenium
7 18 (4.31%) Git (software)
7 18 (4.31%) Maven
8 14 (3.35%) WatiN
9 13 (3.11%) Visual Studio
10 9 (2.15%) Subversion
11 7 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (1.20%) Synon
12 5 (1.20%) PHPUnit
12 5 (1.20%) Behat
12 5 (1.20%) Bitbucket
12 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.96%) Jenkins
13 4 (0.96%) JUnit
General
1 74 (17.70%) Finance
2 26 (6.22%) Games
3 25 (5.98%) Telecoms
4 18 (4.31%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.11%) Retail
6 12 (2.87%) Billing
6 12 (2.87%) German Language
7 11 (2.63%) Banking
7 11 (2.63%) Legal
8 9 (2.15%) Marketing
9 8 (1.91%) French Language
9 8 (1.91%) Spanish Language
10 5 (1.20%) Law
10 5 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.48%) Electronics
12 1 (0.24%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.24%) Automotive
12 1 (0.24%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 188 (44.98%) Developer
2 65 (15.55%) Graduate
3 61 (14.59%) .NET Developer
4 51 (12.20%) Junior
5 47 (11.24%) Graduate Developer
6 43 (10.29%) Junior Developer
7 40 (9.57%) Analyst
8 33 (7.89%) Software Engineer
9 32 (7.66%) Consultant
10 31 (7.42%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 30 (7.18%) C# Developer
11 30 (7.18%) Junior .NET Developer
12 29 (6.94%) Java Developer
13 27 (6.46%) C# .NET Developer
14 26 (6.22%) Web Developer
15 25 (5.98%) Software Developer
16 22 (5.26%) PHP Developer
17 20 (4.78%) Business Analyst
18 19 (4.55%) Tester
19 18 (4.31%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (34.93%) .NET
2 109 (26.08%) HTML
3 83 (19.86%) ASP.NET
4 81 (19.38%) CSS
5 61 (14.59%) .NET Framework
6 53 (12.68%) WCF
7 52 (12.44%) XML
8 49 (11.72%) HTML5
9 43 (10.29%) WPF
9 43 (10.29%) WinForms
10 39 (9.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 32 (7.66%) Castle Windsor
12 31 (7.42%) Ninject
13 30 (7.18%) Spring.NET
13 30 (7.18%) Web Services
13 30 (7.18%) Unity DI Container
14 28 (6.70%) jQuery
15 23 (5.50%) Servlets
16 22 (5.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 21 (5.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.96%) Mathematics
2 37 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (7.18%) Inversion of Control
4 22 (5.26%) Physics
4 22 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 18 (4.31%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (3.83%) Algorithms
7 13 (3.11%) User Experience
8 12 (2.87%) Mobile App
9 11 (2.63%) Statistics
10 10 (2.39%) Online Games
11 9 (2.15%) Mobile Games
12 8 (1.91%) Data Integration
13 6 (1.44%) Blog
13 6 (1.44%) Social Media
13 6 (1.44%) Replication
13 6 (1.44%) Artificial Intelligence
13 6 (1.44%) Open Source
14 5 (1.20%) AS400
14 5 (1.20%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 89 (21.29%) Windows
2 76 (18.18%) Linux
3 28 (6.70%) UNIX
4 26 (6.22%) Android
5 18 (4.31%) Apple iOS
6 13 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (2.39%) Solaris
8 8 (1.91%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.48%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.48%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.48%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (35.41%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (22.73%) Software Engineering
3 85 (20.33%) MVC
4 66 (15.79%) Scrum
4 66 (15.79%) TDD
5 58 (13.88%) OO
6 54 (12.92%) Continuous Integration
7 47 (11.24%) Kanban
8 45 (10.77%) Project Management
9 32 (7.66%) OOP
10 31 (7.42%) Dependency Injection
10 31 (7.42%) MVVM
10 31 (7.42%) Web Application Development
10 31 (7.42%) Analytics
11 29 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (6.46%) Mentoring
13 25 (5.98%) ITIL
14 24 (5.74%) Web Development
15 22 (5.26%) Unit Testing
16 21 (5.02%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 146 (34.93%) C#
2 139 (33.25%) Java
3 130 (31.10%) SQL
4 92 (22.01%) JavaScript
5 54 (12.92%) VB.NET
6 40 (9.57%) PHP
7 27 (6.46%) VB
8 22 (5.26%) C++
9 21 (5.02%) PL/SQL
10 14 (3.35%) T-SQL
10 14 (3.35%) PHP5
11 13 (3.11%) XPath
12 9 (2.15%) RPG
12 9 (2.15%) C
12 9 (2.15%) Objective-C
13 8 (1.91%) Perl
14 7 (1.67%) Python
15 5 (1.20%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.20%) RPG/400
16 3 (0.72%) R
Qualifications
1 335 (80.14%) Degree
2 14 (3.35%) HND
3 7 (1.67%) PhD
3 7 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.44%) ISEB
4 6 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (1.20%) CISM
5 5 (1.20%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.20%) ISSAP
5 5 (1.20%) ISSMP
5 5 (1.20%) CISSP
6 4 (0.96%) MCP
6 4 (0.96%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.96%) MBA
6 4 (0.96%) PMP
6 4 (0.96%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.96%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.72%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.72%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (9.09%) QA
2 16 (3.83%) SLA
3 5 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.20%) COBIT
4 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.44%) XenApp
4 5 (1.20%) Firmware
5 4 (0.96%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.72%) Snort
7 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.48%) vSphere
8 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (1.20%) Puppet
2 4 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.48%) Plesk
3 2 (0.48%) Hyperic
4 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 65 (15.55%) Oracle
2 57 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 26 (6.22%) VMware
4 16 (3.83%) SAP
5 15 (3.59%) Red Hat
6 14 (3.35%) Telerik
6 14 (3.35%) Cisco
7 13 (3.11%) Hyperion
8 12 (2.87%) Twitter
9 11 (2.63%) Business Objects
9 11 (2.63%) NetApp
10 10 (2.39%) Google
10 10 (2.39%) Cognos
10 10 (2.39%) Facebook
11 9 (2.15%) CA
11 9 (2.15%) Citrix
11 9 (2.15%) Zend
11 9 (2.15%) BT
12 8 (1.91%) Juniper
13 6 (1.44%) Tableau
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Easy Web Recruitment - Bright Future Software
Salary: PA depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Easy Web Recruitment - Bright Future Software
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent bens and Share Options
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
MNM Associates Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £31000 per annum + bens + car + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
MNM Associates Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £21,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago