Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > North West
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 66 68
Rank change year-on-year -24 +2 +23
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 440 544 447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.58% 4.40% 4.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.22% 10.15% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 376 391 410
North West median annual salary £40,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.19% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £56,250
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 4,774 5,359 4,468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.81% 43.34% 40.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3,679 4,378 3,716
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 May 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 25 May 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 -31 276 £42,500 +6.25% 70
Cheshire -4 96 £40,500 +8.00% 24
Merseyside +17 32 £40,000 +14.29% 13
Lancashire +20 31 £30,000 +11.11% 5
Cumbria -10 4 £35,000 -26.32%
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 312 (70.91%) Degree
2 227 (51.59%) Agile Software Development
3 192 (43.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 130 (29.55%) Java
5 124 (28.18%) MVC
6 109 (24.77%) JavaScript
7 107 (24.32%) C#
8 102 (23.18%) .NET
9 100 (22.73%) Software Engineering
10 99 (22.50%) SQL
11 89 (20.23%) RESTful
11 89 (20.23%) Amazon AWS
12 88 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
12 88 (20.00%) HTML
13 86 (19.55%) Web Development
14 84 (19.09%) Python
15 82 (18.64%) CSS
16 81 (18.41%) TDD
17 80 (18.18%) SQL Server
18 74 (16.82%) ASP.NET
19 69 (15.68%) AngularJS
20 67 (15.23%) Finance
21 66 (15.00%) Linux
22 64 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
23 62 (14.09%) Web Services
24 61 (13.86%) Microsoft
25 60 (13.64%) Ruby
25 60 (13.64%) Mathematics
26 59 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
27 58 (13.18%) OO

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 48 (10.91%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (3.18%) Tomcat
3 13 (2.95%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (1.82%) nginx
4 8 (1.82%) SAS
5 6 (1.36%) Confluence
6 5 (1.14%) CMS
6 5 (1.14%) JBoss
7 4 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.91%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.91%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.68%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.68%) IIS
8 3 (0.68%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.45%) DNN
9 2 (0.45%) Drupal
9 2 (0.45%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.68%) Maya
5 2 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.45%) SPSS
6 1 (0.23%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.23%) Simulink
6 1 (0.23%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.36%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.68%) Magento
3 3 (0.68%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 89 (20.23%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (4.55%) Amazon S3
4 19 (4.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 14 (3.18%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (2.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 12 (2.73%) Amazon ELB
6 12 (2.73%) Route 53
7 11 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (2.27%) npm
8 10 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (1.82%) SaaS
10 5 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (1.14%) Google App Engine
10 5 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.91%) G Suite
12 3 (0.68%) GitHub
12 3 (0.68%) IaaS
12 3 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.73%) HTTP
2 10 (2.27%) SSL
2 10 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.05%) DNS
3 9 (2.05%) SMTP
4 8 (1.82%) Firewall
4 8 (1.82%) Network Security
5 7 (1.59%) SAN
6 5 (1.14%) DHCP
6 5 (1.14%) Internet
7 3 (0.68%) BGP
7 3 (0.68%) LAN
7 3 (0.68%) OSPF
7 3 (0.68%) WAN
8 2 (0.45%) Broadband
8 2 (0.45%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.45%) VLAN
8 2 (0.45%) VSAN
8 2 (0.45%) Wireless
8 2 (0.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 51 (11.59%) MongoDB
3 46 (10.45%) MySQL
4 40 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 25 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (5.00%) Relational Database
7 21 (4.77%) Big Data
8 18 (4.09%) Redis
9 17 (3.86%) Hadoop
9 17 (3.86%) SQL Server 2014
10 15 (3.41%) SQL Server 2016
11 14 (3.18%) RDBMS
12 12 (2.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 12 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 5 (1.14%) HBase
17 4 (0.91%) Data Mining
17 4 (0.91%) Looker
Development Applications
1 41 (9.32%) Git (software)
2 34 (7.73%) TeamCity
3 31 (7.05%) Jenkins
4 19 (4.32%) JIRA
5 15 (3.41%) Visual Studio
6 12 (2.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (2.73%) Gradle
6 12 (2.73%) Maven
6 12 (2.73%) Subversion
7 11 (2.50%) JUnit
7 11 (2.50%) Selenium
8 9 (2.05%) Mocha
8 9 (2.05%) Vagrant
9 8 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (1.36%) Ant
10 6 (1.36%) CA Release Automation
10 6 (1.36%) NUnit
10 6 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (1.14%) IntelliJ
11 5 (1.14%) WebDriver
General
1 67 (15.23%) Finance
2 43 (9.77%) Games
3 19 (4.32%) Retail
4 17 (3.86%) Advertising
4 17 (3.86%) Banking
5 9 (2.05%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.82%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.59%) Legal
8 6 (1.36%) Automotive
8 6 (1.36%) Marketing
9 5 (1.14%) German Language
9 5 (1.14%) Law
9 5 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.91%) Electronics
10 4 (0.91%) French Language
10 4 (0.91%) Japanese Language
10 4 (0.91%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.45%) Billing
12 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 198 (45.00%) Developer
2 71 (16.14%) Junior
3 67 (15.23%) Junior Developer
4 52 (11.82%) Java Developer
5 49 (11.14%) Graduate
6 46 (10.45%) .NET Developer
6 46 (10.45%) Architect
6 46 (10.45%) Graduate Developer
7 37 (8.41%) Senior Developer
8 33 (7.50%) Junior .NET Developer
9 32 (7.27%) Graduate .NET Developer
10 26 (5.91%) Software Developer
11 25 (5.68%) Analyst
12 22 (5.00%) Software Engineer
13 20 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
13 20 (4.55%) Tester
14 19 (4.32%) Data Scientist
15 18 (4.09%) DevOps Engineer
16 17 (3.86%) Java Architect
16 17 (3.86%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (23.18%) .NET
2 89 (20.23%) RESTful
3 88 (20.00%) HTML
4 82 (18.64%) CSS
5 74 (16.82%) ASP.NET
6 69 (15.68%) AngularJS
7 62 (14.09%) Web Services
8 54 (12.27%) Spring
9 50 (11.36%) .NET Framework
9 50 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
10 44 (10.00%) REST
11 42 (9.55%) WCF
12 41 (9.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 40 (9.09%) XML
14 38 (8.64%) ASP.NET Web API
14 38 (8.64%) JSON
15 36 (8.18%) HTML5
16 35 (7.95%) CSS3
17 33 (7.50%) KnockoutJS
18 32 (7.27%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (7.27%) User Experience
3 27 (6.14%) Enterprise Software
4 25 (5.68%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (5.23%) Algorithms
6 14 (3.18%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.95%) Data Structures
8 12 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (2.05%) Data Centre
10 9 (2.05%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.82%) Fintech
12 7 (1.59%) Client/Server
13 5 (1.14%) Animation
13 5 (1.14%) Cyber Defence
14 4 (0.91%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.91%) Life Science
14 4 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
15 3 (0.68%) LIMS
15 3 (0.68%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 66 (15.00%) Linux
2 31 (7.05%) Windows
3 18 (4.09%) Unix
4 12 (2.73%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.50%) Debian
6 10 (2.27%) CentOS
6 10 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (2.05%) Android
8 7 (1.59%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.59%) Windows Server
9 6 (1.36%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.91%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.45%) AIX
11 2 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (51.59%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (28.18%) MVC
3 100 (22.73%) Software Engineering
4 88 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 86 (19.55%) Web Development
6 81 (18.41%) TDD
7 60 (13.64%) Mathematics
8 58 (13.18%) OO
8 58 (13.18%) Scrum
9 56 (12.73%) SDLC
10 52 (11.82%) Kanban
11 49 (11.14%) DevOps
12 48 (10.91%) Test Automation
13 44 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
14 42 (9.55%) SOA
15 38 (8.64%) BDD
15 38 (8.64%) Multithreading
16 37 (8.41%) Data Science
17 36 (8.18%) Mentoring
18 34 (7.73%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 130 (29.55%) Java
2 109 (24.77%) JavaScript
3 107 (24.32%) C#
4 99 (22.50%) SQL
5 84 (19.09%) Python
6 60 (13.64%) Ruby
7 52 (11.82%) PHP
8 32 (7.27%) F#
9 24 (5.45%) C
9 24 (5.45%) Go
10 17 (3.86%) C++
10 17 (3.86%) R
11 14 (3.18%) Bash Shell
11 14 (3.18%) ES6
12 12 (2.73%) TypeScript
13 11 (2.50%) Scala
13 11 (2.50%) T-SQL
14 10 (2.27%) PL/SQL
14 10 (2.27%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.82%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 312 (70.91%) Degree
2 192 (43.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (6.36%) Master's Degree
4 21 (4.77%) PhD
5 13 (2.95%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (2.73%) CCNA
7 10 (2.27%) Numerate Degree
7 10 (2.27%) TOGAF Certification
8 9 (2.05%) CISSP
8 9 (2.05%) MCSA
8 9 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.82%) Security Cleared
10 7 (1.59%) Postgraduate
11 5 (1.14%) MCP
11 5 (1.14%) MCSE
12 4 (0.91%) CCENT
12 4 (0.91%) CCNP
12 4 (0.91%) HND
12 4 (0.91%) MCITP
12 4 (0.91%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (10.91%) QA
2 16 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.27%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 9 (2.05%) GDPR
4 9 (2.05%) SLA
5 4 (0.91%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.68%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.23%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.23%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 15765
7 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (7.50%) Docker
2 20 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.27%) Hyper-V
3 10 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.45%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.45%) vSphere
6 1 (0.23%) LXC
6 1 (0.23%) NFS
6 1 (0.23%) pfSense
6 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 32 (7.27%) Kibana
2 14 (3.18%) Ansible
2 14 (3.18%) Kubernetes
3 10 (2.27%) Nagios
4 8 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.91%) MIMEsweeper
7 3 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.23%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.23%) FlexNet
9 1 (0.23%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.23%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.23%) Nessus
9 1 (0.23%) OpenVAS
9 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 61 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 54 (12.27%) Google
3 36 (8.18%) Oracle
4 16 (3.64%) Splunk
5 14 (3.18%) VMware
6 13 (2.95%) New Relic
7 11 (2.50%) HP
8 10 (2.27%) Citrix
8 10 (2.27%) SAP
9 8 (1.82%) Cisco
9 8 (1.82%) Sun
10 6 (1.36%) Cloudera
10 6 (1.36%) Cognizant
10 6 (1.36%) EMC
10 6 (1.36%) Twitter
11 5 (1.14%) Apple
11 5 (1.14%) Capita
11 5 (1.14%) Sitecore
12 4 (0.91%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.91%) Zend