Period
to 21 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 88 62
Rank change year-on-year +12 -26 +24
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 416 478 539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.02% 3.73% 4.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.41% 4.03% 4.71%
Number of salaries quoted 310 409 412
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £65,250 £63,625
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,443 11,861 11,433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.18% 92.46% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 7,563 9,494 9,536
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,825 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 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
Manchester +4 289 £47,500 +5.56% 77
Cheshire +42 86 £45,000 +20.00% 20
Lancashire +11 27 £26,000 -5.45% 7
Merseyside +2 12 £41,000 +2.50% 9
Cumbria +1 3 - - 4
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 North West region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 314 (75.48%) Degree
2 208 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 189 (45.43%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (37.50%) Java
5 141 (33.89%) Software Engineering
6 122 (29.33%) Mathematics
7 110 (26.44%) C#
8 102 (24.52%) Python
9 97 (23.32%) TDD
10 93 (22.36%) JavaScript
11 84 (20.19%) C++
12 83 (19.95%) Finance
13 80 (19.23%) Web Services
14 77 (18.51%) SQL
14 77 (18.51%) .NET
14 77 (18.51%) OO
15 74 (17.79%) Problem-Solving
16 71 (17.07%) DevOps
17 70 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
17 70 (16.83%) Amazon AWS
18 67 (16.11%) Algorithms
19 65 (15.63%) NoSQL
20 62 (14.90%) JIRA
20 62 (14.90%) Data Modelling
21 61 (14.66%) Open Source
22 60 (14.42%) Big Data
23 59 (14.18%) HTML
23 59 (14.18%) CSS
24 56 (13.46%) Cloud Computing
24 56 (13.46%) Analytics

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 47 (11.30%) Apache
2 46 (11.06%) Apache Spark
3 17 (4.09%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.88%) Confluence
5 5 (1.20%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.20%) nginx
6 4 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.72%) JBoss
7 3 (0.72%) SAS
8 2 (0.48%) CMS
8 2 (0.48%) IIS
8 2 (0.48%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.24%) Content Management Server
9 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (4.09%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.64%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.24%) Weka
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.24%) Magento
2 1 (0.24%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 70 (16.83%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (13.46%) Cloud Computing
3 41 (9.86%) Amazon EC2
3 41 (9.86%) Amazon EMR
4 22 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (3.13%) Serverless
6 10 (2.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.68%) GitHub
8 6 (1.44%) SaaS
9 5 (1.20%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.96%) Office 365
11 3 (0.72%) Algolia
11 3 (0.72%) Apigee
11 3 (0.72%) Firebase
12 2 (0.48%) Amazon SageMaker
13 1 (0.24%) Dialogflow
13 1 (0.24%) Kissmetrics
13 1 (0.24%) PaaS
13 1 (0.24%) Wit.ai
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.25%) RS-232
2 21 (5.05%) Internet
3 15 (3.61%) RS-485
4 13 (3.13%) HTTP
5 9 (2.16%) SSL
5 9 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (1.92%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.68%) DNS
8 6 (1.44%) Bluetooth
9 4 (0.96%) Wireless
10 3 (0.72%) AMQP
10 3 (0.72%) DHCP
10 3 (0.72%) Firewall
10 3 (0.72%) LAN
10 3 (0.72%) VPN
10 3 (0.72%) WAN
11 2 (0.48%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.24%) Extranet
12 1 (0.24%) FTP
12 1 (0.24%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (15.63%) NoSQL
2 60 (14.42%) Big Data
3 49 (11.78%) MongoDB
4 47 (11.30%) SQL Server
5 46 (11.06%) Amazon Redshift
5 46 (11.06%) Relational Database
6 44 (10.58%) Hadoop
7 41 (9.86%) Amazon Athena
7 41 (9.86%) Flink
8 14 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (2.64%) MySQL
10 11 (2.64%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.20%) Data Mining
11 5 (1.20%) Power BI
11 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.96%) Oracle ODI
12 4 (0.96%) QlikView
12 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 62 (14.90%) JIRA
2 28 (6.73%) Git (software)
3 25 (6.01%) Visual Studio
4 15 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (2.40%) Selenium
6 8 (1.92%) Subversion
7 6 (1.44%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.44%) PHPUnit
7 6 (1.44%) webpack
8 5 (1.20%) Grunt
8 5 (1.20%) gulp
8 5 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.96%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.96%) Gradle
9 4 (0.96%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.72%) CocoaPods
10 3 (0.72%) Protractor
11 2 (0.48%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.48%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 83 (19.95%) Finance
2 34 (8.17%) Games
3 27 (6.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 20 (4.81%) Electronics
5 16 (3.85%) Banking
6 15 (3.61%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.40%) Advertising
8 8 (1.92%) Automotive
8 8 (1.92%) Retail
9 7 (1.68%) Marketing
10 6 (1.44%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.72%) Law
12 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.48%) Legal
13 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.24%) French Language
13 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 171 (41.11%) Developer
2 56 (13.46%) Software Engineer
3 50 (12.02%) C# Developer
4 49 (11.78%) Junior
5 48 (11.54%) Java Developer
6 38 (9.13%) Senior Developer
7 37 (8.89%) Architect
7 37 (8.89%) C++ Software Engineer
7 37 (8.89%) Junior Developer
8 30 (7.21%) Embedded Engineer
8 30 (7.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 28 (6.73%) Analyst
9 28 (6.73%) C Software Engineer
9 28 (6.73%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 28 (6.73%) C++ Developer
10 27 (6.49%) Embedded C Engineer
10 27 (6.49%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 27 (6.49%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
10 27 (6.49%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 27 (6.49%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (19.23%) Web Services
2 77 (18.51%) .NET
3 59 (14.18%) CSS
3 59 (14.18%) HTML
4 44 (10.58%) Kafka
5 41 (9.86%) Spark Streaming
6 39 (9.38%) AngularJS
7 36 (8.65%) RESTful
8 31 (7.45%) ASP.NET
9 30 (7.21%) XML
10 27 (6.49%) jQuery
11 25 (6.01%) Node.js
12 22 (5.29%) Vue.js
13 20 (4.81%) Ajax
13 20 (4.81%) JSON
13 20 (4.81%) React
14 19 (4.57%) SOAP
15 18 (4.33%) CSS3
15 18 (4.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 17 (4.09%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 67 (16.11%) Algorithms
2 48 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (10.58%) User Experience
4 33 (7.93%) Data Structures
5 24 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (5.29%) Fintech
7 20 (4.81%) Derivative
7 20 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (4.57%) Internet of Things
9 17 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (2.88%) Mobile App
11 11 (2.64%) Data Protection Act
11 11 (2.64%) Life Science
12 8 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (1.92%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.92%) VLE
13 7 (1.68%) Hedge funds
14 6 (1.44%) 3D Graphics
15 5 (1.20%) Client/Server
15 5 (1.20%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 55 (13.22%) Linux
2 50 (12.02%) Windows
3 11 (2.64%) Ubuntu
3 11 (2.64%) Unix
4 9 (2.16%) Android
5 8 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.20%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.96%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (0.96%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.72%) watchOS
8 3 (0.72%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.48%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.24%) Debian
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (45.43%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (33.89%) Software Engineering
3 122 (29.33%) Mathematics
4 97 (23.32%) TDD
5 77 (18.51%) OO
6 74 (17.79%) Problem-Solving
7 71 (17.07%) DevOps
8 70 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
9 62 (14.90%) Data Modelling
10 61 (14.66%) Open Source
11 56 (13.46%) Analytics
12 54 (12.98%) Configuration Management
13 51 (12.26%) Data Analysis
14 48 (11.54%) Test Automation
15 47 (11.30%) Change Management
16 41 (9.86%) Data Engineering
16 41 (9.86%) Data Ingestion
17 38 (9.13%) Scrum
18 37 (8.89%) BDD
19 33 (7.93%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 156 (37.50%) Java
2 110 (26.44%) C#
3 102 (24.52%) Python
4 93 (22.36%) JavaScript
5 84 (20.19%) C++
6 77 (18.51%) SQL
7 45 (10.82%) C
7 45 (10.82%) Scala
8 38 (9.13%) PHP
9 32 (7.69%) R
10 21 (5.05%) TypeScript
11 9 (2.16%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.92%) ES6
13 6 (1.44%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.20%) Go
15 4 (0.96%) Java 8
15 4 (0.96%) PHP 5
15 4 (0.96%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.96%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.72%) VC++
Qualifications
1 314 (75.48%) Degree
2 208 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (10.58%) Numerate Degree
4 9 (2.16%) ISTQB
5 8 (1.92%) Master's Degree
6 7 (1.68%) PhD
7 6 (1.44%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.96%) CISA
8 4 (0.96%) CISM
8 4 (0.96%) CISSP
9 2 (0.48%) CEH
9 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.24%) CCIE
10 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.24%) ISEB
10 1 (0.24%) MCITP
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.24%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.77%) QA
2 17 (4.09%) GDPR
3 5 (1.20%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.24%) HL7
System Software
1 18 (4.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.48%) Docker
3 2 (0.48%) Firmware
4 1 (0.24%) HDFS
4 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.24%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.20%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.72%) SQL Sentry
4 2 (0.48%) Ansible
5 1 (0.24%) Graylog
5 1 (0.24%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.24%) Nagios
5 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.24%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (10.10%) CA Agile Central
2 27 (6.49%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.13%) Oracle
4 7 (1.68%) Nintex
4 7 (1.68%) SAP
4 7 (1.68%) Tableau
5 6 (1.44%) Apple
5 6 (1.44%) VMware
6 5 (1.20%) Adobe
6 5 (1.20%) Blue Prism
6 5 (1.20%) Micro Focus
7 4 (0.96%) HP
7 4 (0.96%) Informatica
8 3 (0.72%) AppDynamics
8 3 (0.72%) Cisco
8 3 (0.72%) FatWire
8 3 (0.72%) Google
8 3 (0.72%) hybris
8 3 (0.72%) Progress
8 3 (0.72%) RedGate