Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 67 63
Rank change year-on-year -14 -4 +24
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 270 342 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.00% 4.65% 4.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.40% 5.00% 5.09%
Number of salaries quoted 217 290 276
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £87,000 £63,750 £67,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +10.39% +10.00%

Computer Science is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,140 6,834 6,921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 90.98% 92.97% 93.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5,111 5,625 5,972
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £63,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Manchester

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Computer Science in Manchester

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in Manchester

Computer Science
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bury - 11 £40,250 - 1
Stockport +4 7 £40,000 -36.00% 8
Oldham +6 6 £27,500 +27.91%
Salford -5 2 £43,750 -2.78% 1
Altrincham -30 2 £56,000 +89.83% 1
Bolton +13 1 - -
Cheadle - 1 £32,500 - 1
Wigan - 1 £35,000 - 2
Computer Science
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 218 (80.74%) Degree
2 162 (60.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 133 (49.26%) Agile Software Development
4 108 (40.00%) Java
5 88 (32.59%) C#
6 84 (31.11%) Mathematics
7 79 (29.26%) Python
8 77 (28.52%) TDD
8 77 (28.52%) Software Engineering
9 75 (27.78%) C++
10 73 (27.04%) Web Services
11 66 (24.44%) JavaScript
12 62 (22.96%) NoSQL
13 59 (21.85%) Open Source
14 57 (21.11%) Configuration Management
15 56 (20.74%) OO
15 56 (20.74%) Amazon AWS
16 55 (20.37%) JIRA
17 52 (19.26%) HTML
17 52 (19.26%) Cloud Computing
18 48 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
18 48 (17.78%) Algorithms
18 48 (17.78%) Data Modelling
19 47 (17.41%) CSS
19 47 (17.41%) Finance
20 46 (17.04%) DevOps
20 46 (17.04%) Big Data
21 45 (16.67%) Apache
21 45 (16.67%) Linux
22 44 (16.30%) Change Management

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 45 (16.67%) Apache
2 43 (15.93%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.85%) Confluence
3 5 (1.85%) nginx
3 5 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.74%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.37%) CMS
5 1 (0.37%) Content Management Server
5 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.37%) JBoss
5 1 (0.37%) Jetty
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.37%) SAS
5 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (2.96%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.37%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 56 (20.74%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (19.26%) Cloud Computing
3 42 (15.56%) Amazon EC2
3 42 (15.56%) Amazon EMR
4 9 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.48%) GitHub
6 3 (1.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.11%) Serverless
7 2 (0.74%) Algolia
7 2 (0.74%) Firebase
8 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.37%) RS-232
2 21 (7.78%) Internet
3 20 (7.41%) HTTP
4 15 (5.56%) RS-485
5 13 (4.81%) SSL
6 12 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (3.33%) Bluetooth
8 5 (1.85%) AMQP
8 5 (1.85%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.48%) DNS
10 2 (0.74%) Firewall
10 2 (0.74%) LAN
10 2 (0.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (22.96%) NoSQL
2 46 (17.04%) Big Data
3 44 (16.30%) Hadoop
4 43 (15.93%) MongoDB
5 42 (15.56%) Amazon Athena
5 42 (15.56%) Amazon Redshift
5 42 (15.56%) Flink
6 40 (14.81%) Relational Database
7 30 (11.11%) SQL Server
8 10 (3.70%) MySQL
8 10 (3.70%) RDBMS
9 9 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.11%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.11%) Power BI
11 3 (1.11%) QlikView
11 3 (1.11%) Redis
12 2 (0.74%) Spotfire
12 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 55 (20.37%) JIRA
2 23 (8.52%) Visual Studio
3 17 (6.30%) Git (software)
4 14 (5.19%) Subversion
5 9 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.85%) Ant
6 5 (1.85%) CocoaPods
7 4 (1.48%) CruiseControl
7 4 (1.48%) Hudson
7 4 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.11%) Gradle
8 3 (1.11%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.74%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.74%) NUnit
9 2 (0.74%) Selenium
9 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.37%) Maven
10 1 (0.37%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.37%) Mocha
General
1 47 (17.41%) Finance
2 37 (13.70%) Games
3 15 (5.56%) Electronics
4 6 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.48%) Advertising
5 4 (1.48%) Automotive
5 4 (1.48%) Banking
5 4 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.11%) Marketing
6 3 (1.11%) Retail
7 2 (0.74%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.74%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) French Language
8 1 (0.37%) Legal
8 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 117 (43.33%) Developer
2 41 (15.19%) Software Engineer
3 39 (14.44%) C# Developer
4 33 (12.22%) Architect
5 32 (11.85%) Junior
6 30 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
6 30 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 28 (10.37%) C++ Software Engineer
8 27 (10.00%) Junior Developer
9 26 (9.63%) Java Developer
10 25 (9.26%) C Software Engineer
10 25 (9.26%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 25 (9.26%) C++ Developer
11 24 (8.89%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
11 24 (8.89%) Embedded C Engineer
11 24 (8.89%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 24 (8.89%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 24 (8.89%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
11 24 (8.89%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 24 (8.89%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (27.04%) Web Services
2 52 (19.26%) HTML
3 47 (17.41%) CSS
4 43 (15.93%) .NET
5 42 (15.56%) Kafka
6 41 (15.19%) Spark Streaming
7 36 (13.33%) RESTful
8 33 (12.22%) XML
9 31 (11.48%) AngularJS
10 29 (10.74%) jQuery
11 26 (9.63%) ASP.NET
12 23 (8.52%) JSON
13 19 (7.04%) Ajax
13 19 (7.04%) HTML5
14 16 (5.93%) Node.js
15 15 (5.56%) CSS3
15 15 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 14 (5.19%) .NET Framework
16 14 (5.19%) Sass
16 14 (5.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (17.78%) Algorithms
2 40 (14.81%) User Experience
3 30 (11.11%) Data Structures
4 27 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (8.52%) Greenfield Project
6 20 (7.41%) Fintech
7 19 (7.04%) Internet of Things
8 18 (6.67%) Derivative
9 12 (4.44%) Mobile App
10 11 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (2.96%) 3D Graphics
11 8 (2.96%) Animation
11 8 (2.96%) Client/Server
12 7 (2.59%) Management Information System
13 6 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (1.85%) Hedge funds
14 5 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (1.85%) VLE
15 3 (1.11%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 45 (16.67%) Linux
2 42 (15.56%) Windows
3 11 (4.07%) Ubuntu
4 10 (3.70%) Android
4 10 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.85%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (1.85%) Unix
6 3 (1.11%) watchOS
6 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.74%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.74%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (49.26%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (31.11%) Mathematics
3 77 (28.52%) Software Engineering
3 77 (28.52%) TDD
4 59 (21.85%) Open Source
5 57 (21.11%) Configuration Management
6 56 (20.74%) OO
7 48 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
7 48 (17.78%) Data Modelling
8 46 (17.04%) DevOps
9 44 (16.30%) Change Management
10 41 (15.19%) Data Engineering
10 41 (15.19%) Data Ingestion
11 32 (11.85%) Test Automation
12 31 (11.48%) Scrum
13 30 (11.11%) Multithreading
14 26 (9.63%) Data Analysis
14 26 (9.63%) Physics
14 26 (9.63%) Web Development
15 25 (9.26%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 108 (40.00%) Java
2 88 (32.59%) C#
3 79 (29.26%) Python
4 75 (27.78%) C++
5 66 (24.44%) JavaScript
6 43 (15.93%) Scala
7 42 (15.56%) C
8 36 (13.33%) SQL
9 28 (10.37%) PHP
10 25 (9.26%) R
11 16 (5.93%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.85%) Apple Swift
12 5 (1.85%) Objective-C
12 5 (1.85%) PHP 5
12 5 (1.85%) VC++
13 4 (1.48%) ES6
13 4 (1.48%) Go
13 4 (1.48%) Java 8
13 4 (1.48%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 218 (80.74%) Degree
2 162 (60.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (15.93%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (1.48%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.74%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.74%) MCITP
5 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.37%) CISA
6 1 (0.37%) CISM
6 1 (0.37%) CISSP
6 1 (0.37%) ISEB
6 1 (0.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.52%) QA
2 8 (2.96%) GDPR
3 3 (1.11%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.74%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 1 (0.37%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.11%) Firmware
3 1 (0.37%) Docker
3 1 (0.37%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.74%) Ansible
1 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.74%) Puppet
2 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 42 (15.56%) CA Agile Central
2 18 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.85%) Apple
3 5 (1.85%) Tableau
4 2 (0.74%) Cisco
4 2 (0.74%) Cognizant
4 2 (0.74%) FatWire
4 2 (0.74%) hybris
4 2 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (0.74%) SAP
4 2 (0.74%) VMware
5 1 (0.37%) Alteryx
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle
5 1 (0.37%) WooCommerce