Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 72 60
Rank change year-on-year -11 -12 +36
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 445 521 503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.58% 3.97% 4.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.41% 9.41% 10.46%
Number of salaries quoted 377 385 460
North West median annual salary £40,500 £40,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.00% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £22,225
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 4,727 5,538 4,808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.00% 42.21% 41.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3,692 4,451 4,062
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -15 282 £40,000 - 73
Cheshire -11 104 £40,500 - 26
Merseyside +28 29 £45,000 +16.13% 12
Lancashire +8 27 £30,000 -22.58% 14
Cumbria -6 3 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 337 (75.73%) Degree
2 226 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (45.39%) Computer Science Degree
4 128 (28.76%) Java
5 115 (25.84%) JavaScript
6 108 (24.27%) C#
7 105 (23.60%) SQL
8 100 (22.47%) MVC
9 98 (22.02%) Amazon AWS
10 95 (21.35%) Problem-Solving
11 92 (20.67%) .NET
11 92 (20.67%) Software Engineering
12 91 (20.45%) HTML
13 89 (20.00%) RESTful
14 83 (18.65%) CSS
14 83 (18.65%) TDD
15 78 (17.53%) SQL Server
16 75 (16.85%) Python
16 75 (16.85%) Mathematics
17 71 (15.96%) DevOps
18 69 (15.51%) Web Development
18 69 (15.51%) Linux
19 68 (15.28%) AngularJS
20 66 (14.83%) OO
21 65 (14.61%) Continuous Integration
22 64 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
23 62 (13.93%) ASP.NET
23 62 (13.93%) Finance
24 61 (13.71%) Web Services
25 57 (12.81%) Scrum

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 41 (9.21%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (3.82%) Apache Spark
3 15 (3.37%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.25%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (2.02%) nginx
6 6 (1.35%) SAS
7 5 (1.12%) Confluence
8 4 (0.90%) Apache
8 4 (0.90%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.67%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.67%) JBoss
9 3 (0.67%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.67%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.67%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.45%) Content Management Server
10 2 (0.45%) DNN
10 2 (0.45%) Drupal
10 2 (0.45%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (1.35%) SAP BPC
2 4 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.67%) Magento
4 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 98 (22.02%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.04%) Amazon S3
3 18 (4.04%) PaaS
4 14 (3.15%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (3.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 11 (2.47%) Amazon ELB
5 11 (2.47%) Route 53
6 10 (2.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 9 (2.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.57%) npm
9 7 (1.57%) SaaS
10 6 (1.35%) GitHub
11 4 (0.90%) Office 365
12 3 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.67%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.67%) IaaS
12 3 (0.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 39 (8.76%) HTTP
2 18 (4.04%) Internet
2 18 (4.04%) SSL
3 15 (3.37%) Firewall
4 9 (2.02%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.80%) Bluetooth
5 8 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (1.57%) DNS
6 7 (1.57%) Network Security
7 6 (1.35%) BGP
7 6 (1.35%) LAN
7 6 (1.35%) OSPF
7 6 (1.35%) SAN
7 6 (1.35%) SMTP
7 6 (1.35%) WAN
8 4 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (0.90%) DHCP
9 3 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.67%) MPLS
9 3 (0.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (17.53%) SQL Server
2 46 (10.34%) MongoDB
2 46 (10.34%) MySQL
3 41 (9.21%) NoSQL
4 33 (7.42%) Relational Database
5 25 (5.62%) Hadoop
6 20 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (4.27%) RDBMS
8 18 (4.04%) SQL Server 2016
9 17 (3.82%) Big Data
10 13 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (2.92%) Redis
11 12 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (1.12%) DB2
15 5 (1.12%) Oracle Database
15 5 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 37 (8.31%) Git (software)
2 28 (6.29%) Jenkins
3 26 (5.84%) TeamCity
4 21 (4.72%) JIRA
5 19 (4.27%) Visual Studio
6 17 (3.82%) Subversion
7 11 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (2.47%) Gradle
7 11 (2.47%) JUnit
7 11 (2.47%) Maven
8 10 (2.25%) Selenium
9 8 (1.80%) Ant
10 7 (1.57%) Mocha
10 7 (1.57%) Vagrant
11 6 (1.35%) CA Release Automation
11 6 (1.35%) IntelliJ
11 6 (1.35%) NUnit
11 6 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 62 (13.93%) Finance
2 34 (7.64%) Games
3 17 (3.82%) Banking
4 15 (3.37%) Military
5 14 (3.15%) Law
6 10 (2.25%) Automotive
6 10 (2.25%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.25%) Retail
7 7 (1.57%) Legal
8 6 (1.35%) Advertising
8 6 (1.35%) Marketing
8 6 (1.35%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.12%) French Language
9 5 (1.12%) German Language
9 5 (1.12%) Japanese Language
9 5 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.67%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 205 (46.07%) Developer
2 67 (15.06%) Junior
3 61 (13.71%) Junior Developer
4 48 (10.79%) Java Developer
5 44 (9.89%) Graduate
6 43 (9.66%) Senior Developer
7 42 (9.44%) .NET Developer
8 39 (8.76%) Graduate Developer
9 33 (7.42%) Architect
10 29 (6.52%) Junior .NET Developer
11 27 (6.07%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 27 (6.07%) Software Developer
12 22 (4.94%) Analyst
13 21 (4.72%) Senior Java Developer
13 21 (4.72%) Software Engineer
14 20 (4.49%) Tester
15 18 (4.04%) DevOps Engineer
16 17 (3.82%) Data Scientist
17 16 (3.60%) PHP Developer
17 16 (3.60%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (20.67%) .NET
2 91 (20.45%) HTML
3 89 (20.00%) RESTful
4 83 (18.65%) CSS
5 68 (15.28%) AngularJS
6 62 (13.93%) ASP.NET
7 61 (13.71%) Web Services
8 51 (11.46%) JSON
8 51 (11.46%) XML
9 46 (10.34%) Spring
10 43 (9.66%) .NET Framework
11 37 (8.31%) REST
12 35 (7.87%) WCF
13 34 (7.64%) jQuery
14 32 (7.19%) ASP.NET Web API
14 32 (7.19%) HTML5
15 31 (6.97%) ASP.NET MVC
16 30 (6.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 29 (6.52%) KnockoutJS
18 28 (6.29%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 64 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (9.66%) User Experience
3 26 (5.84%) Enterprise Software
4 25 (5.62%) Algorithms
5 23 (5.17%) Management Information System
6 19 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (4.04%) Internet of Things
8 15 (3.37%) Data Structures
8 15 (3.37%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 14 (3.15%) Data Centre
10 11 (2.47%) Client/Server
11 10 (2.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 10 (2.25%) Fintech
12 9 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (1.80%) Mobile App
14 5 (1.12%) Cyber Defence
14 5 (1.12%) Life Science
14 5 (1.12%) LIMS
15 4 (0.90%) Animation
15 4 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 69 (15.51%) Linux
2 39 (8.76%) Windows
3 19 (4.27%) Unix
4 12 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.25%) CentOS
6 9 (2.02%) Debian
6 9 (2.02%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.80%) Android
7 8 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.35%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.35%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.90%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.22%) AIX
11 1 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (22.47%) MVC
3 95 (21.35%) Problem-Solving
4 92 (20.67%) Software Engineering
5 83 (18.65%) TDD
6 75 (16.85%) Mathematics
7 71 (15.96%) DevOps
8 69 (15.51%) Web Development
9 66 (14.83%) OO
10 65 (14.61%) Continuous Integration
11 57 (12.81%) Scrum
12 56 (12.58%) Test Automation
13 53 (11.91%) SDLC
14 46 (10.34%) Analytics
15 42 (9.44%) Kanban
16 40 (8.99%) Data Science
17 39 (8.76%) ITIL
18 36 (8.09%) BDD
19 33 (7.42%) Dependency Injection
20 31 (6.97%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 128 (28.76%) Java
2 115 (25.84%) JavaScript
3 108 (24.27%) C#
4 105 (23.60%) SQL
5 75 (16.85%) Python
6 56 (12.58%) PHP
7 44 (9.89%) Ruby
8 27 (6.07%) C++
9 25 (5.62%) F#
10 24 (5.39%) C
11 22 (4.94%) R
12 20 (4.49%) Go
13 16 (3.60%) Scala
14 13 (2.92%) Bash Shell
14 13 (2.92%) TypeScript
15 11 (2.47%) T-SQL
16 10 (2.25%) Objective-C
16 10 (2.25%) Shell Script
17 9 (2.02%) ES6
17 9 (2.02%) Perl
Qualifications
1 337 (75.73%) Degree
2 202 (45.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (5.39%) Master's Degree
4 18 (4.04%) PhD
5 14 (3.15%) Numerate Degree
6 13 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (2.92%) Security Cleared
7 12 (2.70%) CCNA
8 9 (2.02%) CISSP
9 8 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.80%) TOGAF Certification
10 7 (1.57%) CCNP
10 7 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (1.57%) Postgraduate
11 6 (1.35%) MCSA
12 5 (1.12%) MCP
13 4 (0.90%) CCENT
13 4 (0.90%) ISEB
13 4 (0.90%) MCITP
14 3 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (10.34%) QA
2 21 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.25%) GDPR
3 10 (2.25%) SLA
4 7 (1.57%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.12%) ISO 9001
5 5 (1.12%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 1 (0.22%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 15765
6 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (6.97%) Docker
2 20 (4.49%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.80%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.67%) pfSense
5 3 (0.67%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.45%) vSphere
7 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (5.62%) Kibana
2 15 (3.37%) Kubernetes
3 12 (2.70%) Ansible
3 12 (2.70%) Nagios
4 9 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (0.67%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.67%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.45%) MOM
7 2 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.22%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.22%) FlexNet
8 1 (0.22%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.22%) OpenVAS
8 1 (0.22%) Rancher
8 1 (0.22%) Webmin
Vendors
1 54 (12.13%) Microsoft
2 37 (8.31%) Google
3 33 (7.42%) Oracle
4 15 (3.37%) Siemens
4 15 (3.37%) Splunk
4 15 (3.37%) VMware
5 14 (3.15%) New Relic
6 11 (2.47%) SAP
7 10 (2.25%) Capita
7 10 (2.25%) Tableau
8 9 (2.02%) HP
9 8 (1.80%) Apple
9 8 (1.80%) Cisco
10 7 (1.57%) Citrix
10 7 (1.57%) Cloudera
10 7 (1.57%) Sun
11 6 (1.35%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.35%) Cognizant
11 6 (1.35%) Meraki
11 6 (1.35%) SolarWinds