Period
to 23 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 73 62
Rank change year-on-year -5 -11 +29
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 415 535 495
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.52% 4.10% 4.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.26% 9.99% 10.06%
Number of salaries quoted 357 406 455
North West median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Computer Science is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 4,480 5,358 4,920
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 37.99% 41.11% 41.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3,563 4,195 4,174
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,600 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for Computer Science in the North West

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the North West over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Computer Science 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. 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
Manchester -11 285 £40,000 -11.11% 59
Cheshire -28 83 £45,000 +11.11% 22
Merseyside +26 27 £45,000 +9.09% 9
Lancashire +1 20 £35,500 -21.11% 8
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 336 (80.96%) Degree
2 211 (50.84%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (46.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 125 (30.12%) Java
5 117 (28.19%) JavaScript
6 111 (26.75%) C#
7 105 (25.30%) Software Engineering
8 100 (24.10%) SQL
9 99 (23.86%) TDD
9 99 (23.86%) Problem-Solving
10 91 (21.93%) .NET
11 81 (19.52%) Mathematics
12 80 (19.28%) HTML
13 77 (18.55%) OO
13 77 (18.55%) MVC
14 76 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
15 74 (17.83%) CSS
16 70 (16.87%) DevOps
17 67 (16.14%) RESTful
18 66 (15.90%) Amazon AWS
19 64 (15.42%) Python
20 62 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
21 60 (14.46%) SQL Server
22 58 (13.98%) Web Services
23 56 (13.49%) Scrum
24 55 (13.25%) Linux
24 55 (13.25%) Web Development
24 55 (13.25%) Test Automation
25 54 (13.01%) AngularJS
25 54 (13.01%) ASP.NET

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 29 (6.99%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (4.82%) Apache Spark
3 11 (2.65%) Apache
4 10 (2.41%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (2.17%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.93%) nginx
7 6 (1.45%) SAS
8 5 (1.20%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.96%) Confluence
10 3 (0.72%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.72%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.72%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.48%) CMS
11 2 (0.48%) Content Management Server
11 2 (0.48%) DNN
11 2 (0.48%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.48%) JBoss
11 2 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.24%) IIS
12 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.93%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.69%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.24%) Loan IQ
2 1 (0.24%) Magento
2 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 66 (15.90%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.34%) PaaS
4 13 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (2.17%) Amazon EMR
6 9 (2.17%) Amazon S3
7 8 (1.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 7 (1.69%) SaaS
9 4 (0.96%) GitHub
9 4 (0.96%) npm
10 3 (0.72%) IaaS
11 2 (0.48%) Office 365
12 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.24%) Route 53
12 1 (0.24%) Serverless
12 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (9.64%) HTTP
2 23 (5.54%) Internet
2 23 (5.54%) SSL
3 15 (3.61%) Firewall
4 14 (3.37%) RS-232
4 14 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (3.13%) Bluetooth
6 7 (1.69%) AMQP
6 7 (1.69%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.45%) BGP
7 6 (1.45%) LAN
7 6 (1.45%) OSPF
7 6 (1.45%) RS-485
7 6 (1.45%) WAN
8 4 (0.96%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (0.96%) DNS
8 4 (0.96%) Network Security
9 3 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.72%) MPLS
9 3 (0.72%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 40 (9.64%) NoSQL
3 39 (9.40%) MongoDB
4 36 (8.67%) Relational Database
5 31 (7.47%) MySQL
6 28 (6.75%) Hadoop
7 21 (5.06%) Big Data
8 16 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (3.61%) RDBMS
10 14 (3.37%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (2.17%) Amazon Athena
11 9 (2.17%) Amazon Redshift
11 9 (2.17%) Flink
11 9 (2.17%) Redis
12 8 (1.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database
14 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 31 (7.47%) JIRA
2 26 (6.27%) Visual Studio
3 19 (4.58%) Subversion
4 17 (4.10%) Git (software)
5 16 (3.86%) TeamCity
6 14 (3.37%) Jenkins
7 10 (2.41%) Ant
7 10 (2.41%) Selenium
8 8 (1.93%) Gradle
9 7 (1.69%) CocoaPods
10 6 (1.45%) CruiseControl
10 6 (1.45%) Hudson
10 6 (1.45%) Maven
10 6 (1.45%) PHPUnit
10 6 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (1.20%) IntelliJ
11 5 (1.20%) JUnit
11 5 (1.20%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 54 (13.01%) Finance
2 37 (8.92%) Games
3 16 (3.86%) Banking
4 15 (3.61%) Law
4 15 (3.61%) Military
5 10 (2.41%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.93%) Automotive
7 7 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.69%) Marketing
7 7 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.45%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.20%) Electronics
9 5 (1.20%) Retail
10 4 (0.96%) Advertising
10 4 (0.96%) Legal
11 3 (0.72%) French Language
11 3 (0.72%) German Language
11 3 (0.72%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.48%) Back Office
12 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 200 (48.19%) Developer
2 55 (13.25%) Junior
3 47 (11.33%) Java Developer
3 47 (11.33%) Senior Developer
4 45 (10.84%) Junior Developer
5 37 (8.92%) .NET Developer
6 35 (8.43%) Graduate
7 33 (7.95%) Architect
8 31 (7.47%) Software Engineer
9 27 (6.51%) Analyst
9 27 (6.51%) Graduate Developer
10 24 (5.78%) Senior Java Developer
11 23 (5.54%) Junior .NET Developer
12 21 (5.06%) Software Developer
13 20 (4.82%) C# Developer
13 20 (4.82%) PHP Developer
14 18 (4.34%) Agile Developer
14 18 (4.34%) Graduate .NET Developer
15 17 (4.10%) Agile Java Developer
15 17 (4.10%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (21.93%) .NET
2 80 (19.28%) HTML
3 74 (17.83%) CSS
4 67 (16.14%) RESTful
5 58 (13.98%) Web Services
6 54 (13.01%) AngularJS
6 54 (13.01%) ASP.NET
7 49 (11.81%) XML
8 44 (10.60%) JSON
9 36 (8.67%) jQuery
10 32 (7.71%) Spring
11 30 (7.23%) REST
12 29 (6.99%) HTML5
13 28 (6.75%) .NET Framework
14 24 (5.78%) CSS3
14 24 (5.78%) WCF
15 23 (5.54%) SOAP
16 21 (5.06%) ASP.NET Web API
16 21 (5.06%) KnockoutJS
17 20 (4.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 62 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (11.57%) User Experience
3 27 (6.51%) Enterprise Software
4 25 (6.02%) Algorithms
5 24 (5.78%) Internet of Things
6 22 (5.30%) Management Information System
7 20 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (3.61%) Client/Server
8 15 (3.61%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 14 (3.37%) Data Structures
9 14 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (2.65%) Mobile App
11 10 (2.41%) Data Centre
12 8 (1.93%) Animation
12 8 (1.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (1.93%) Robotics
13 6 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (1.20%) 3D Graphics
14 5 (1.20%) Fintech
14 5 (1.20%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 55 (13.25%) Linux
2 52 (12.53%) Windows
3 13 (3.13%) Apple iOS
3 13 (3.13%) Unix
4 12 (2.89%) Android
5 7 (1.69%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.96%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.96%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.72%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.48%) CentOS
9 1 (0.24%) AIX
9 1 (0.24%) Debian
9 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (50.84%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (25.30%) Software Engineering
3 99 (23.86%) Problem-Solving
3 99 (23.86%) TDD
4 81 (19.52%) Mathematics
5 77 (18.55%) MVC
5 77 (18.55%) OO
6 76 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
7 70 (16.87%) DevOps
8 56 (13.49%) Scrum
9 55 (13.25%) Test Automation
9 55 (13.25%) Web Development
10 52 (12.53%) Analytics
10 52 (12.53%) SDLC
11 36 (8.67%) BDD
11 36 (8.67%) Data Science
12 31 (7.47%) Mentoring
12 31 (7.47%) Multithreading
12 31 (7.47%) Project Management
13 30 (7.23%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 125 (30.12%) Java
2 117 (28.19%) JavaScript
3 111 (26.75%) C#
4 100 (24.10%) SQL
5 64 (15.42%) Python
6 52 (12.53%) PHP
7 46 (11.08%) C++
8 35 (8.43%) C
9 27 (6.51%) Ruby
10 22 (5.30%) Scala
11 20 (4.82%) R
12 18 (4.34%) TypeScript
13 15 (3.61%) F#
14 13 (3.13%) Go
15 11 (2.65%) PowerShell
16 10 (2.41%) Apple Swift
17 9 (2.17%) Objective-C
18 7 (1.69%) Perl
18 7 (1.69%) PHP 5
19 6 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 336 (80.96%) Degree
2 194 (46.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (4.10%) Numerate Degree
4 15 (3.61%) Master's Degree
4 15 (3.61%) PhD
5 9 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.93%) CCNA
6 8 (1.93%) TOGAF Certification
7 7 (1.69%) CCNP
7 7 (1.69%) CISSP
7 7 (1.69%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.69%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.20%) ISEB
9 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.72%) MCSE
11 2 (0.48%) CISA
11 2 (0.48%) MCP
11 2 (0.48%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.67%) QA
2 17 (4.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.89%) GDPR
4 8 (1.93%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.93%) SLA
5 5 (1.20%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.48%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 1 (0.24%) COBIT
7 1 (0.24%) HL7
7 1 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 16 (3.86%) Docker
2 13 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.72%) pfSense
5 2 (0.48%) Firmware
5 2 (0.48%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (3.61%) Kibana
2 6 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.20%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.96%) Nagios
5 3 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.72%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (0.72%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.48%) Ansible
6 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.48%) MOM
6 2 (0.48%) Puppet
7 1 (0.24%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.24%) FlexNet
7 1 (0.24%) Rancher
7 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.24%) Webmin
Vendors
1 40 (9.64%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.82%) Google
2 20 (4.82%) Oracle
3 15 (3.61%) Siemens
4 13 (3.13%) SAP
5 9 (2.17%) CA Agile Central
5 9 (2.17%) Tableau
6 8 (1.93%) Blue Prism
6 8 (1.93%) Cisco
6 8 (1.93%) Micro Focus
6 8 (1.93%) Sun
7 7 (1.69%) Apple
7 7 (1.69%) VMware
8 6 (1.45%) CheckPoint
8 6 (1.45%) Cloudera
8 6 (1.45%) Meraki
8 6 (1.45%) SolarWinds
8 6 (1.45%) Splunk
9 5 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.96%) Zend