The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 3 24 19
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -5
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 39 9 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 29.10% 4.97% 11.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 43.33% 11.11% 24.44%
Number of salaries quoted 31 8 11
Average salary £40,000 £33,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.51% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Computer Science
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
90 81 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 67.16% 44.75% 46.71%
Number of salaries quoted 51 52 75
Average salary £39,000 £32,750 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.08% -10.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £22,000 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Northern Ireland region.

Computer Science Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Computer Science Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Computer Science
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
County Antrim +16 24 £40,000 +18.51% 7
County Armagh - 3 £35,000 -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 63 (87.50%) Degree
2 52 (72.22%) Software Engineering
3 44 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (40.28%) Java
5 28 (38.89%) C++
6 26 (36.11%) OO
6 26 (36.11%) TDD
7 23 (31.94%) Linux
8 22 (30.56%) UNIX
9 20 (27.78%) C
10 17 (23.61%) SQL
10 17 (23.61%) Multithreading
11 16 (22.22%) Java EE
11 16 (22.22%) Subversion
11 16 (22.22%) Git (software)
12 13 (18.06%) JavaScript
13 12 (16.67%) Oracle
13 12 (16.67%) Manufacturing
13 12 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (15.28%) Unit Testing
14 11 (15.28%) Test Automation
15 10 (13.89%) Network Management
15 10 (13.89%) Python
15 10 (13.89%) HTML
16 9 (12.50%) System Testing
17 8 (11.11%) .NET
17 8 (11.11%) CSS
17 8 (11.11%) Workday HCM
18 7 (9.72%) Cloud Computing
18 7 (9.72%) C#

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 4 (5.56%) Node.js
2 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.39%) IIS
2 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Workday HCM
2 6 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (8.33%) SaaS
3 3 (4.17%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (4.17%) Taleo
4 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.39%) Force.com
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.33%) Network Security
2 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.39%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.39%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.56%) Big Data
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.17%) MySQL
5 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.39%) Redis
6 1 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.39%) SQLite
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 16 (22.22%) Subversion
1 16 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (8.33%) JDeveloper
3 1 (1.39%) JUnit
3 1 (1.39%) Mockito
3 1 (1.39%) Mocha
3 1 (1.39%) Valgrind
3 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.39%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 12 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (29.17%) Developer
2 16 (22.22%) Java Engineer
3 11 (15.28%) Applications Developer
4 10 (13.89%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
4 10 (13.89%) Real Time Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) Software Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (8.33%) Oracle Applications Developer
7 5 (6.94%) DSP Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) DSP Software Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Test Specialist
8 4 (5.56%) Senior Java Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Automation Specialist
8 4 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Test Automation Specialist
9 3 (4.17%) Workday Consultant
9 3 (4.17%) Web Applications Developer
9 3 (4.17%) Graduate Developer
9 3 (4.17%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.22%) Java EE
2 10 (13.89%) HTML
3 8 (11.11%) .NET
3 8 (11.11%) CSS
4 4 (5.56%) JSF
4 4 (5.56%) HTML5
4 4 (5.56%) CSS3
4 4 (5.56%) PrimeFaces
5 2 (2.78%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.78%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.78%) WCF
5 2 (2.78%) WPF
5 2 (2.78%) Silverlight
5 2 (2.78%) jQuery
5 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.78%) Web Services
6 1 (1.39%) XML
6 1 (1.39%) Ajax
6 1 (1.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.78%) User Experience
3 2 (2.78%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.39%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.94%) Linux
2 22 (30.56%) UNIX
3 2 (2.78%) Windows
3 2 (2.78%) Solaris
4 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (72.22%) Software Engineering
2 44 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (36.11%) TDD
3 26 (36.11%) OO
4 17 (23.61%) Multithreading
5 12 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (15.28%) Unit Testing
6 11 (15.28%) Test Automation
7 10 (13.89%) Network Management
8 9 (12.50%) System Testing
9 7 (9.72%) CRM
9 7 (9.72%) ERP
9 7 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (8.33%) OOP
10 6 (8.33%) Software Architecture
11 5 (6.94%) User Stories
12 4 (5.56%) Analytics
12 4 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 29 (40.28%) Java
2 28 (38.89%) C++
3 20 (27.78%) C
4 17 (23.61%) SQL
5 13 (18.06%) JavaScript
6 10 (13.89%) Python
7 7 (9.72%) C#
8 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.78%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.78%) PHP
8 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.78%) Ruby
9 1 (1.39%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.39%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.39%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.39%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 63 (87.50%) Degree
2 3 (4.17%) HNC
3 2 (2.78%) HND
4 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) NFS
1 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (4.17%) PeopleSoft
2 3 (4.17%) SAP
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.39%) VMware
3 1 (1.39%) Google
3 1 (1.39%) Coverity
3 1 (1.39%) Rapid7
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