Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > North West
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 77 69
Rank change year-on-year -4 -8 +18
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 403 514 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.47% 3.93% 4.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.69% 9.74% 9.65%
Number of salaries quoted 337 410 437
North West median annual salary £41,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.89% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £62,625 £59,500
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 4,636 5,278 5,172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.91% 40.37% 41.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3,708 4,111 4,333
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,625 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
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 12 November 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 12 November 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 -10 275 £40,000 -11.11% 61
Cheshire 0 87 £50,000 +17.65% 20
Merseyside +22 22 £41,000 -3.53% 8
Lancashire -13 19 £26,000 -21.21% 11
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 330 (81.89%) Degree
2 207 (51.36%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (47.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 143 (35.48%) Java
5 115 (28.54%) Software Engineering
6 111 (27.54%) TDD
7 110 (27.30%) C#
8 104 (25.81%) JavaScript
9 92 (22.83%) Mathematics
10 85 (21.09%) OO
10 85 (21.09%) Problem-Solving
11 83 (20.60%) DevOps
11 83 (20.60%) Continuous Integration
12 80 (19.85%) .NET
13 71 (17.62%) HTML
14 70 (17.37%) Python
15 68 (16.87%) SQL
16 66 (16.38%) Web Services
17 65 (16.13%) CSS
18 64 (15.88%) C++
19 60 (14.89%) Windows
20 58 (14.39%) Amazon AWS
21 56 (13.90%) PHP
22 55 (13.65%) Finance
23 54 (13.40%) MVC
23 54 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
24 53 (13.15%) SQL Server
25 51 (12.66%) NoSQL
26 50 (12.41%) Test Automation
26 50 (12.41%) RESTful

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 31 (7.69%) Apache
2 30 (7.44%) Apache Spark
3 10 (2.48%) Cloud Foundry
4 9 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.99%) nginx
6 7 (1.74%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.24%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.74%) JBoss
9 2 (0.50%) IIS
9 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.50%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.25%) CMS
10 1 (0.25%) Content Management Server
10 1 (0.25%) DNN
10 1 (0.25%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.25%) SAS
10 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.99%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) SAP BPC
1 2 (0.50%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.25%) Loan IQ
2 1 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 58 (14.39%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (8.19%) Cloud Computing
3 26 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
3 26 (6.45%) Amazon EMR
4 17 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (3.72%) PaaS
6 6 (1.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.74%) GitHub
7 3 (0.74%) Office 365
8 2 (0.50%) npm
8 2 (0.50%) SaaS
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.20%) HTTP
2 27 (6.70%) Internet
3 22 (5.46%) RS-232
4 20 (4.96%) SSL
5 16 (3.97%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (3.47%) Bluetooth
7 12 (2.98%) RS-485
8 10 (2.48%) Firewall
9 7 (1.74%) AMQP
9 7 (1.74%) TCP/IP
10 5 (1.24%) BGP
10 5 (1.24%) LAN
10 5 (1.24%) OSPF
10 5 (1.24%) WAN
11 3 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.74%) WLAN
12 2 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.50%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.50%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (13.15%) SQL Server
2 51 (12.66%) NoSQL
3 43 (10.67%) MongoDB
4 35 (8.68%) Relational Database
5 34 (8.44%) Hadoop
6 30 (7.44%) Big Data
7 26 (6.45%) Amazon Athena
7 26 (6.45%) Amazon Redshift
7 26 (6.45%) Flink
7 26 (6.45%) MySQL
8 13 (3.23%) RDBMS
9 10 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.49%) Redis
11 6 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (1.24%) DB2
13 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 40 (9.93%) JIRA
2 24 (5.96%) Visual Studio
3 17 (4.22%) Subversion
4 16 (3.97%) Git (software)
5 12 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (2.48%) TeamCity
7 9 (2.23%) PHPUnit
7 9 (2.23%) Selenium
8 8 (1.99%) CocoaPods
9 7 (1.74%) Jenkins
10 6 (1.49%) Ant
10 6 (1.49%) CruiseControl
10 6 (1.49%) Hudson
11 5 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.99%) Gradle
12 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.74%) Mocha
13 3 (0.74%) Vagrant
14 2 (0.50%) Sinon.JS
14 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 55 (13.65%) Finance
2 37 (9.18%) Games
3 18 (4.47%) Banking
4 15 (3.72%) Law
4 15 (3.72%) Military
5 10 (2.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (1.74%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.49%) Automotive
7 6 (1.49%) Electronics
7 6 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.24%) Advertising
8 5 (1.24%) Marketing
8 5 (1.24%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.99%) Retail
10 3 (0.74%) French Language
10 3 (0.74%) Legal
11 2 (0.50%) Back Office
11 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.50%) German Language
11 2 (0.50%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 188 (46.65%) Developer
2 53 (13.15%) Junior
3 51 (12.66%) Java Developer
4 41 (10.17%) Senior Developer
5 39 (9.68%) Junior Developer
5 39 (9.68%) Software Engineer
6 34 (8.44%) .NET Developer
6 34 (8.44%) C# Developer
7 33 (8.19%) Graduate
8 30 (7.44%) Architect
9 26 (6.45%) Agile Developer
9 26 (6.45%) Analyst
9 26 (6.45%) Graduate Developer
10 25 (6.20%) Agile Java Developer
11 21 (5.21%) Senior Java Developer
12 20 (4.96%) Embedded Engineer
12 20 (4.96%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 20 (4.96%) PHP Developer
12 20 (4.96%) Tester
13 18 (4.47%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (19.85%) .NET
2 71 (17.62%) HTML
3 66 (16.38%) Web Services
4 65 (16.13%) CSS
5 50 (12.41%) RESTful
6 49 (12.16%) XML
7 43 (10.67%) ASP.NET
7 43 (10.67%) JSON
8 41 (10.17%) AngularJS
9 34 (8.44%) jQuery
10 27 (6.70%) Kafka
11 26 (6.45%) HTML5
11 26 (6.45%) Spark Streaming
12 25 (6.20%) REST
13 24 (5.96%) .NET Framework
14 23 (5.71%) SOAP
15 22 (5.46%) CSS3
16 19 (4.71%) Ajax
16 19 (4.71%) WCF
17 18 (4.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 54 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (12.16%) User Experience
3 33 (8.19%) Algorithms
4 31 (7.69%) Internet of Things
5 30 (7.44%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (4.71%) Data Structures
7 18 (4.47%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (4.22%) Management Information System
9 15 (3.72%) Industrial Internet of Things
10 14 (3.47%) Fintech
11 13 (3.23%) Client/Server
11 13 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (2.48%) Mobile App
13 9 (2.23%) Animation
13 9 (2.23%) Derivative
14 8 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
14 8 (1.99%) Robotics
15 6 (1.49%) Mainframe
16 5 (1.24%) 3D Graphics
16 5 (1.24%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 60 (14.89%) Windows
2 49 (12.16%) Linux
3 16 (3.97%) Apple iOS
4 14 (3.47%) Android
5 13 (3.23%) Unix
6 8 (1.99%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.24%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (1.24%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.50%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.50%) watchOS
10 1 (0.25%) CentOS
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (51.36%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (28.54%) Software Engineering
3 111 (27.54%) TDD
4 92 (22.83%) Mathematics
5 85 (21.09%) OO
5 85 (21.09%) Problem-Solving
6 83 (20.60%) Continuous Integration
6 83 (20.60%) DevOps
7 54 (13.40%) MVC
8 50 (12.41%) Test Automation
9 49 (12.16%) Web Development
10 48 (11.91%) Scrum
11 44 (10.92%) Analytics
12 43 (10.67%) Configuration Management
13 42 (10.42%) SDLC
14 36 (8.93%) Data Modelling
15 34 (8.44%) BDD
16 33 (8.19%) Decision-Making
16 33 (8.19%) Open Source
17 31 (7.69%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 143 (35.48%) Java
2 110 (27.30%) C#
3 104 (25.81%) JavaScript
4 70 (17.37%) Python
5 68 (16.87%) SQL
6 64 (15.88%) C++
7 56 (13.90%) PHP
8 37 (9.18%) C
9 31 (7.69%) Scala
10 20 (4.96%) R
11 18 (4.47%) TypeScript
12 16 (3.97%) Ruby
13 11 (2.73%) Apple Swift
13 11 (2.73%) PowerShell
14 10 (2.48%) Objective-C
15 9 (2.23%) Go
16 7 (1.74%) F#
16 7 (1.74%) PHP 5
17 4 (0.99%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.99%) VC++
Qualifications
1 330 (81.89%) Degree
2 193 (47.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (7.44%) Numerate Degree
4 13 (3.23%) Master's Degree
5 11 (2.73%) ISTQB
6 9 (2.23%) PhD
7 7 (1.74%) Security Cleared
8 6 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.24%) CCNA
9 5 (1.24%) CCNP
9 5 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.24%) CISSP
10 4 (0.99%) CISA
11 3 (0.74%) CISM
11 3 (0.74%) ISEB
11 3 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.50%) CEH
12 2 (0.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.94%) QA
2 12 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.99%) GDPR
4 7 (1.74%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.99%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.99%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.50%) SLA
6 2 (0.50%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 1 (0.25%) COBIT
7 1 (0.25%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.49%) Docker
3 3 (0.74%) Firmware
4 2 (0.50%) pfSense
4 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.25%) XenApp
5 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (1.74%) Kibana
2 5 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.74%) Ansible
3 3 (0.74%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.74%) Nagios
3 3 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.74%) Puppet
4 2 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.50%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.50%) MOM
4 2 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.25%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.25%) Rancher
5 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.25%) Webmin
Vendors
1 26 (6.45%) CA Agile Central
2 23 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.97%) Oracle
4 15 (3.72%) Siemens
5 10 (2.48%) Tableau
6 9 (2.23%) Blue Prism
6 9 (2.23%) Micro Focus
7 8 (1.99%) Apple
7 8 (1.99%) Google
7 8 (1.99%) SAP
8 7 (1.74%) VMware
9 6 (1.49%) Cisco
9 6 (1.49%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.24%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.24%) HP
10 5 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.74%) Juniper
11 3 (0.74%) New Relic
11 3 (0.74%) Zend
12 2 (0.50%) Cognizant