Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > North West
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 62 87
Rank change year-on-year -9 +25 0
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 537 490 433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.11% 4.15% 3.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.29% 10.45% 9.05%
Number of salaries quoted 411 448 340
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.58% +0.67% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £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 5219 4690 4783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.91% 39.70% 36.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4107 3971 3821
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -14 361 £45,000 +12.50% 33
Cheshire +3 123 £40,500 +62.00% 7
Lancashire +1 31 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Merseyside -9 16 £41,250 +6.45% 14
Cumbria +3 2 £27,500 -
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 446 (83.05%) Degree
2 233 (43.39%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (35.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 168 (31.28%) C#
5 143 (26.63%) SQL Server
6 137 (25.51%) Java
6 137 (25.51%) SQL
7 134 (24.95%) JavaScript
8 133 (24.77%) .NET
9 120 (22.35%) Software Engineering
10 100 (18.62%) MVC
11 94 (17.50%) Mathematics
12 92 (17.13%) HTML
13 89 (16.57%) Linux
13 89 (16.57%) OO
14 88 (16.39%) Finance
15 87 (16.20%) Web Development
16 86 (16.01%) Microsoft
17 85 (15.83%) ASP.NET
18 82 (15.27%) Windows
19 76 (14.15%) Oracle
19 76 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
20 73 (13.59%) Games
21 69 (12.85%) TDD
22 68 (12.66%) WCF
23 67 (12.48%) .NET Framework
23 67 (12.48%) PHP
24 65 (12.10%) Spring
24 65 (12.10%) Continuous Improvement
24 65 (12.10%) 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 36 (6.70%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (2.61%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.61%) SAS
3 11 (2.05%) Apache
4 7 (1.30%) Confluence
4 7 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (1.30%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.12%) nginx
5 6 (1.12%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.93%) GlassFish
6 5 (0.93%) JBoss
7 4 (0.74%) IIS
7 4 (0.74%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.56%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.56%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.56%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.37%) OpenEdge
10 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.19%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 22 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.12%) SPSS
5 5 (0.93%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) InVision
7 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.19%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.19%) Stata
7 1 (0.19%) Weka
Business Applications
1 9 (1.68%) Magento
2 7 (1.30%) Sage CRM
3 5 (0.93%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.56%) Sage 1000
5 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) HFM
6 1 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
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 55 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (7.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.68%) GitHub
4 8 (1.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 7 (1.30%) OpenShift
6 6 (1.12%) SaaS
7 4 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.37%) Force.com
8 2 (0.37%) 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 Analytics
9 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.19%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.19%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.23%) HTTP
2 7 (1.30%) SSL
3 6 (1.12%) Bluetooth
3 6 (1.12%) GPRS
3 6 (1.12%) Internet
3 6 (1.12%) NFC
3 6 (1.12%) RFID
3 6 (1.12%) RS-232
3 6 (1.12%) UMTS
3 6 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.56%) DHCP
4 3 (0.56%) DNS
4 3 (0.56%) LDAP
5 2 (0.37%) Firewall
5 2 (0.37%) Intranet
5 2 (0.37%) PBX
5 2 (0.37%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.19%) Broadband
6 1 (0.19%) LAN
6 1 (0.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (26.63%) SQL Server
2 45 (8.38%) MongoDB
2 45 (8.38%) NoSQL
3 43 (8.01%) MySQL
4 36 (6.70%) SQL Server 2014
5 30 (5.59%) Relational Database
6 23 (4.28%) Big Data
7 22 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (4.10%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (3.17%) RDBMS
9 13 (2.42%) Hadoop
9 13 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.68%) Redis
11 9 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (1.49%) Data Mining
13 7 (1.30%) MS Access
14 6 (1.12%) MariaDB
14 6 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.93%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 49 (9.12%) Visual Studio
2 43 (8.01%) Git (software)
3 42 (7.82%) Subversion
4 38 (7.08%) JIRA
5 37 (6.89%) Jenkins
6 31 (5.77%) Selenium
7 29 (5.40%) TeamCity
8 22 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (2.61%) Gradle
10 13 (2.42%) Maven
11 9 (1.68%) Ranorex
11 9 (1.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 8 (1.49%) JUnit
13 5 (0.93%) AccuRev
13 5 (0.93%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.93%) Robot Framework
13 5 (0.93%) Vagrant
14 4 (0.74%) NUnit
14 4 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (0.74%) TestNG
General
1 88 (16.39%) Finance
2 73 (13.59%) Games
3 31 (5.77%) Retail
4 27 (5.03%) Banking
5 15 (2.79%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.61%) Automotive
7 13 (2.42%) Legal
7 13 (2.42%) Marketing
8 9 (1.68%) Advertising
8 9 (1.68%) French Language
9 8 (1.49%) German Language
9 8 (1.49%) Japanese Language
10 6 (1.12%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.12%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.93%) Electronics
12 4 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.56%) Back Office
14 2 (0.37%) Telecoms
15 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 262 (48.79%) Developer
2 80 (14.90%) Analyst
3 79 (14.71%) Software Developer
4 73 (13.59%) Java Developer
5 69 (12.85%) .NET Developer
6 64 (11.92%) Graduate
7 60 (11.17%) Senior Developer
8 57 (10.61%) Junior
9 48 (8.94%) Graduate Developer
10 44 (8.19%) Java Software Developer
11 42 (7.82%) Junior Developer
11 42 (7.82%) Software Engineer
12 41 (7.64%) SQL Developer
13 38 (7.08%) Senior Java Developer
14 37 (6.89%) Senior Software Developer
15 36 (6.70%) C# Developer
16 35 (6.52%) JavaScript Developer
17 34 (6.33%) C# .NET Developer
17 34 (6.33%) Junior .NET Developer
18 31 (5.77%) Senior Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (24.77%) .NET
2 92 (17.13%) HTML
3 85 (15.83%) ASP.NET
4 68 (12.66%) WCF
5 67 (12.48%) .NET Framework
6 65 (12.10%) RESTful
6 65 (12.10%) Spring
7 64 (11.92%) CSS
7 64 (11.92%) XML
8 62 (11.55%) Web Services
9 60 (11.17%) AngularJS
10 58 (10.80%) ASP.NET MVC
11 54 (10.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 52 (9.68%) HTML5
13 47 (8.75%) ASP.NET Web API
14 42 (7.82%) jQuery
15 41 (7.64%) JSON
16 39 (7.26%) Java EE
17 38 (7.08%) Ajax
18 35 (6.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 76 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (3.35%) Algorithms
5 14 (2.61%) Data Structures
5 14 (2.61%) Virtual Team
6 13 (2.42%) iPad
7 12 (2.23%) Mobile App
8 11 (2.05%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.49%) Smartphone
10 7 (1.30%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.30%) FMCG
10 7 (1.30%) Handset
10 7 (1.30%) User Experience
11 6 (1.12%) CAN bus
11 6 (1.12%) Life Science
12 5 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.74%) CESG
13 4 (0.74%) Robotics
14 3 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 89 (16.57%) Linux
2 82 (15.27%) Windows
3 22 (4.10%) Unix
4 21 (3.91%) Windows Server
5 20 (3.72%) Windows XP
6 16 (2.98%) Android
6 16 (2.98%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (43.39%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (22.35%) Software Engineering
3 100 (18.62%) MVC
4 94 (17.50%) Mathematics
5 89 (16.57%) OO
6 87 (16.20%) Web Development
7 69 (12.85%) TDD
8 65 (12.10%) Continuous Improvement
9 53 (9.87%) Multithreading
10 52 (9.68%) Kanban
11 48 (8.94%) E-Commerce
12 45 (8.38%) SDLC
13 43 (8.01%) Project Management
13 43 (8.01%) Scrum
14 42 (7.82%) Continuous Integration
15 41 (7.64%) BDD
16 36 (6.70%) Dependency Injection
17 35 (6.52%) Test Automation
18 31 (5.77%) DevOps
18 31 (5.77%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 168 (31.28%) C#
2 137 (25.51%) Java
2 137 (25.51%) SQL
3 134 (24.95%) JavaScript
4 67 (12.48%) PHP
5 57 (10.61%) C++
6 45 (8.38%) Python
7 38 (7.08%) Ruby
8 37 (6.89%) C
9 29 (5.40%) F#
10 12 (2.23%) Embedded C
10 12 (2.23%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.86%) PHP 7
12 9 (1.68%) Go
12 9 (1.68%) PHP 5
12 9 (1.68%) R
13 8 (1.49%) Perl
14 6 (1.12%) ANSI C
14 6 (1.12%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.93%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 446 (83.05%) Degree
2 190 (35.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (4.66%) PhD
5 23 (4.28%) Master's Degree
6 18 (3.35%) CISSP
7 17 (3.17%) CISA
8 14 (2.61%) MCSE
9 13 (2.42%) CNE
9 13 (2.42%) CompTIA Security+
9 13 (2.42%) Novell Certification
9 13 (2.42%) Security+ Certification
10 10 (1.86%) MCSA
11 9 (1.68%) CCNA
11 9 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (1.49%) CISM
12 8 (1.49%) HND
13 7 (1.30%) MCPD
13 7 (1.30%) MCSD
14 6 (1.12%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.08%) QA
2 11 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.37%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.37%) SLA
5 2 (0.37%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 1 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.19%) PMO
6 1 (0.19%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 14 (2.61%) Docker
2 8 (1.49%) Firmware
3 7 (1.30%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.56%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 29 (5.40%) Kibana
2 7 (1.30%) Ganglia
3 5 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.93%) Puppet
4 3 (0.56%) WSUS
5 2 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.19%) Ansible
Vendors
1 86 (16.01%) Microsoft
2 76 (14.15%) Oracle
3 36 (6.70%) Google
4 13 (2.42%) Sage
5 11 (2.05%) Tableau
6 10 (1.86%) SAP
7 8 (1.49%) ServiceNow
7 8 (1.49%) Teradata
8 7 (1.30%) Apigee
9 6 (1.12%) Cisco
10 5 (0.93%) ANSYS
11 4 (0.74%) Adobe
11 4 (0.74%) Zend
12 3 (0.56%) Citrix
12 3 (0.56%) CommVault
12 3 (0.56%) Dell
12 3 (0.56%) Epicor
12 3 (0.56%) NetApp
12 3 (0.56%) Symantec
12 3 (0.56%) VMware