Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 67 85
Rank change year-on-year -8 +18 +9
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 523 492 429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.95% 3.94% 3.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.08% 9.77% 9.22%
Number of salaries quoted 419 423 340
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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 5190 5034 4652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.17% 40.31% 35.63%
Number of salaries quoted 4045 4198 3695
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 0 350 £45,000 +12.50% 22
Cheshire -24 111 £42,500 +27.82% 13
Lancashire +8 43 £35,500 -7.79% 3
Merseyside -1 12 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Cumbria +6 5 £45,000 +63.64%
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 421 (80.50%) Degree
2 234 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (37.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 142 (27.15%) SQL Server
5 138 (26.39%) C#
6 134 (25.62%) JavaScript
7 128 (24.47%) Java
8 126 (24.09%) SQL
9 120 (22.94%) .NET
10 109 (20.84%) MVC
11 107 (20.46%) Software Engineering
12 98 (18.74%) Web Development
13 90 (17.21%) Linux
14 88 (16.83%) Mathematics
15 86 (16.44%) HTML
16 85 (16.25%) ASP.NET
16 85 (16.25%) Microsoft
17 80 (15.30%) TDD
18 79 (15.11%) Finance
19 76 (14.53%) Windows
20 75 (14.34%) Oracle
20 75 (14.34%) RESTful
21 70 (13.38%) XML
22 68 (13.00%) OO
22 68 (13.00%) Spring
23 67 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
24 66 (12.62%) AngularJS
24 66 (12.62%) .NET Framework
25 64 (12.24%) CSS
25 64 (12.24%) ASP.NET MVC

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 38 (7.27%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (2.68%) Apache Spark
3 13 (2.49%) SAS
4 8 (1.53%) nginx
5 7 (1.34%) Apache
5 7 (1.34%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.15%) JBoss
6 6 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.76%) ColdFusion
7 4 (0.76%) Drupal
7 4 (0.76%) IIS
7 4 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.57%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.57%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.57%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.38%) Confluence
9 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 37 (7.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (5.16%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.96%) SOLIDWORKS
5 5 (0.96%) SPSS
6 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.19%) Weka
Business Applications
1 9 (1.72%) Magento
2 7 (1.34%) Sage CRM
3 5 (0.96%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.57%) Sage 1000
5 2 (0.38%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.19%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 58 (11.09%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (8.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 13 (2.49%) OpenShift
4 8 (1.53%) SaaS
5 5 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.76%) npm
7 3 (0.57%) GitHub
8 2 (0.38%) Force.com
8 2 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.19%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.87%) HTTP
2 8 (1.53%) SSL
3 6 (1.15%) Bluetooth
3 6 (1.15%) GPRS
3 6 (1.15%) NFC
3 6 (1.15%) RFID
3 6 (1.15%) RS-232
3 6 (1.15%) UMTS
3 6 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (0.96%) Internet
5 3 (0.57%) Broadband
5 3 (0.57%) DHCP
5 3 (0.57%) DNS
5 3 (0.57%) LDAP
5 3 (0.57%) Skype
6 2 (0.38%) Firewall
6 2 (0.38%) Intranet
6 2 (0.38%) PBX
7 1 (0.19%) SAN
7 1 (0.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (27.15%) SQL Server
2 46 (8.80%) MongoDB
3 39 (7.46%) SQL Server 2014
4 38 (7.27%) MySQL
5 35 (6.69%) Big Data
6 33 (6.31%) NoSQL
7 30 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (2.68%) Redis
10 11 (2.10%) Hadoop
10 11 (2.10%) MS Access
11 10 (1.91%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (1.72%) GIS
13 7 (1.34%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.15%) Oracle Database
14 6 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (8.41%) Git (software)
2 36 (6.88%) Selenium
3 32 (6.12%) Visual Studio
4 31 (5.93%) TeamCity
5 29 (5.54%) Jenkins
6 27 (5.16%) JIRA
7 24 (4.59%) Subversion
8 22 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (3.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 13 (2.49%) Gradle
10 13 (2.49%) Maven
11 12 (2.29%) Cucumber
12 10 (1.91%) WebDriver
13 9 (1.72%) Ranorex
14 6 (1.15%) JUnit
14 6 (1.15%) Vagrant
15 5 (0.96%) Robot Framework
16 4 (0.76%) Eclipse
16 4 (0.76%) Mocha
16 4 (0.76%) TestNG
General
1 79 (15.11%) Finance
2 48 (9.18%) Games
3 31 (5.93%) Retail
4 26 (4.97%) Banking
5 14 (2.68%) Automotive
5 14 (2.68%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.72%) Advertising
6 9 (1.72%) Retail Banking
7 8 (1.53%) French Language
7 8 (1.53%) German Language
7 8 (1.53%) Japanese Language
8 7 (1.34%) Marketing
9 4 (0.76%) Electronics
9 4 (0.76%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.57%) Legal
10 3 (0.57%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.38%) Back Office
11 2 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.38%) Law
12 1 (0.19%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 232 (44.36%) Developer
2 88 (16.83%) Analyst
3 74 (14.15%) Java Developer
4 73 (13.96%) .NET Developer
5 68 (13.00%) Software Developer
6 65 (12.43%) Graduate
7 60 (11.47%) Senior Developer
8 57 (10.90%) Junior
9 51 (9.75%) Junior Developer
10 44 (8.41%) Graduate Developer
11 42 (8.03%) Java Software Developer
12 40 (7.65%) Senior Java Developer
13 36 (6.88%) JavaScript Developer
13 36 (6.88%) SQL Developer
14 35 (6.69%) Junior .NET Developer
15 33 (6.31%) C# Developer
16 32 (6.12%) Graduate .NET Developer
16 32 (6.12%) Software Engineer
17 31 (5.93%) Architect
17 31 (5.93%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (22.94%) .NET
2 86 (16.44%) HTML
3 85 (16.25%) ASP.NET
4 75 (14.34%) RESTful
5 70 (13.38%) XML
6 68 (13.00%) Spring
7 66 (12.62%) .NET Framework
7 66 (12.62%) AngularJS
8 64 (12.24%) ASP.NET MVC
8 64 (12.24%) CSS
9 63 (12.05%) Web Services
10 62 (11.85%) WCF
11 58 (11.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 45 (8.60%) JSON
13 44 (8.41%) HTML5
14 41 (7.84%) Ajax
14 41 (7.84%) ASP.NET Web API
15 40 (7.65%) jQuery
16 36 (6.88%) Java EE
16 36 (6.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 67 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.16%) Enterprise Software
2 27 (5.16%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.25%) Algorithms
3 17 (3.25%) Data Centre
4 12 (2.29%) iPad
5 10 (1.91%) Smartphone
6 9 (1.72%) User Experience
7 8 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.34%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.34%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.34%) FMCG
8 7 (1.34%) Handset
8 7 (1.34%) Life Science
9 6 (1.15%) CAN bus
9 6 (1.15%) NHS
10 5 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (0.96%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.76%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.76%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 90 (17.21%) Linux
2 76 (14.53%) Windows
3 28 (5.35%) Unix
4 27 (5.16%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.44%) Android
5 18 (3.44%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.53%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (20.84%) MVC
3 107 (20.46%) Software Engineering
4 98 (18.74%) Web Development
5 88 (16.83%) Mathematics
6 80 (15.30%) TDD
7 68 (13.00%) OO
8 63 (12.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 52 (9.94%) SDLC
10 49 (9.37%) E-Commerce
11 48 (9.18%) BDD
12 43 (8.22%) Multithreading
13 42 (8.03%) Kanban
14 40 (7.65%) Open Source
15 39 (7.46%) Project Management
15 39 (7.46%) Test Automation
16 37 (7.07%) DevOps
17 36 (6.88%) Mentoring
17 36 (6.88%) Scrum
18 35 (6.69%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 138 (26.39%) C#
2 134 (25.62%) JavaScript
3 128 (24.47%) Java
4 126 (24.09%) SQL
5 56 (10.71%) PHP
5 56 (10.71%) Python
6 53 (10.13%) Ruby
7 34 (6.50%) C
7 34 (6.50%) C++
8 31 (5.93%) F#
9 13 (2.49%) Go
10 11 (2.10%) Embedded C
10 11 (2.10%) R
11 10 (1.91%) PHP 7
11 10 (1.91%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.72%) PHP 5
13 7 (1.34%) ES6
14 6 (1.15%) ANSI C
14 6 (1.15%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 421 (80.50%) Degree
2 198 (37.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (5.54%) Master's Degree
3 29 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (3.44%) PhD
5 12 (2.29%) MCSA
5 12 (2.29%) Security Cleared
6 11 (2.10%) CCNA
6 11 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.10%) MCPD
6 11 (2.10%) MCSD
7 9 (1.72%) ISTQB
7 9 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (1.34%) ISEB
9 6 (1.15%) CCENT
9 6 (1.15%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.15%) MCITP
9 6 (1.15%) MCSE
9 6 (1.15%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.96%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (9.75%) QA
2 7 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.96%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.57%) SLA
5 2 (0.38%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (3.44%) Docker
2 7 (1.34%) Firmware
3 5 (0.96%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.57%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.57%) HDFS
5 3 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.38%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 31 (5.93%) Kibana
2 11 (2.10%) Ganglia
3 4 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.57%) Puppet
4 3 (0.57%) WSUS
5 2 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.38%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.19%) Ansible
6 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 85 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 75 (14.34%) Oracle
3 39 (7.46%) Google
4 14 (2.68%) Tableau
5 13 (2.49%) Sage
6 12 (2.29%) ServiceNow
6 12 (2.29%) Teradata
7 9 (1.72%) Apigee
8 8 (1.53%) SAP
9 7 (1.34%) Adobe
9 7 (1.34%) Cisco
10 6 (1.15%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.96%) ANSYS
12 4 (0.76%) NetApp
12 4 (0.76%) Sybase
12 4 (0.76%) VMware
12 4 (0.76%) Zend
13 3 (0.57%) Cognizant
13 3 (0.57%) CommVault
13 3 (0.57%) Epicor