Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 70 86
Rank change year-on-year -4 +16 +10
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 522 482 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.94% 3.92% 3.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.06% 9.73% 9.28%
Number of salaries quoted 418 416 343
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £62,875 £60,000 £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 5191 4953 4654
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.17% 40.29% 35.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4060 4129 3696
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,350 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -6 347 £45,000 +12.50% 27
Cheshire -20 112 £42,500 +27.82% 19
Lancashire +12 43 £35,500 -7.79% 4
Merseyside +4 13 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Cumbria +8 5 £40,000 +45.45%
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 421 (80.65%) Degree
2 233 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
3 200 (38.31%) Computer Science Degree
4 147 (28.16%) SQL Server
5 142 (27.20%) C#
6 134 (25.67%) JavaScript
7 127 (24.33%) Java
8 126 (24.14%) SQL
9 123 (23.56%) .NET
10 110 (21.07%) MVC
11 109 (20.88%) Software Engineering
12 97 (18.58%) Web Development
13 90 (17.24%) Linux
14 88 (16.86%) HTML
14 88 (16.86%) ASP.NET
15 87 (16.67%) Mathematics
16 86 (16.48%) Microsoft
17 80 (15.33%) TDD
18 78 (14.94%) Finance
19 76 (14.56%) Windows
20 75 (14.37%) RESTful
21 73 (13.98%) Oracle
22 71 (13.60%) XML
23 68 (13.03%) OO
23 68 (13.03%) AngularJS
24 67 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
24 67 (12.84%) .NET Framework
25 66 (12.64%) Spring
25 66 (12.64%) ASP.NET MVC
26 65 (12.45%) CSS

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 39 (7.47%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (2.68%) Apache Spark
3 13 (2.49%) SAS
4 8 (1.53%) nginx
5 7 (1.34%) Apache
5 7 (1.34%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.96%) JBoss
8 4 (0.77%) ColdFusion
8 4 (0.77%) Drupal
8 4 (0.77%) IIS
8 4 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.57%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.57%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.57%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.38%) Confluence
10 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 37 (7.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.96%) SOLIDWORKS
5 5 (0.96%) SPSS
6 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) Weka
Business Applications
1 9 (1.72%) Magento
2 7 (1.34%) Sage CRM
3 5 (0.96%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.57%) Sage 1000
5 2 (0.38%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
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 59 (11.30%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 13 (2.49%) OpenShift
4 7 (1.34%) SaaS
5 5 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.77%) GitHub
7 3 (0.57%) npm
8 2 (0.38%) Force.com
8 2 (0.38%) 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 Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.19%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.87%) HTTP
2 8 (1.53%) SSL
3 6 (1.15%) Bluetooth
3 6 (1.15%) GPRS
3 6 (1.15%) NFC
3 6 (1.15%) RFID
3 6 (1.15%) RS-232
3 6 (1.15%) UMTS
3 6 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (0.96%) Internet
5 3 (0.57%) DHCP
5 3 (0.57%) DNS
5 3 (0.57%) LDAP
5 3 (0.57%) Skype
6 2 (0.38%) Broadband
6 2 (0.38%) Firewall
6 2 (0.38%) Intranet
6 2 (0.38%) PBX
7 1 (0.19%) SAN
7 1 (0.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (28.16%) SQL Server
2 46 (8.81%) MongoDB
3 40 (7.66%) SQL Server 2014
4 39 (7.47%) MySQL
5 34 (6.51%) NoSQL
6 32 (6.13%) Big Data
7 28 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (2.68%) Redis
10 12 (2.30%) Relational Database
11 11 (2.11%) Hadoop
11 11 (2.11%) MS Access
11 11 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (1.72%) GIS
13 8 (1.53%) RDBMS
14 7 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (1.15%) Oracle Database
15 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 43 (8.24%) Git (software)
2 34 (6.51%) Selenium
3 32 (6.13%) TeamCity
3 32 (6.13%) Visual Studio
4 30 (5.75%) Jenkins
5 27 (5.17%) JIRA
6 24 (4.60%) Subversion
7 22 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (3.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 13 (2.49%) Gradle
9 13 (2.49%) Maven
10 11 (2.11%) Cucumber
11 9 (1.72%) Ranorex
11 9 (1.72%) WebDriver
12 6 (1.15%) JUnit
13 5 (0.96%) Robot Framework
13 5 (0.96%) Vagrant
14 4 (0.77%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.77%) PowerBuilder
14 4 (0.77%) TestNG
General
1 78 (14.94%) Finance
2 49 (9.39%) Games
3 29 (5.56%) Banking
3 29 (5.56%) Retail
4 14 (2.68%) Automotive
4 14 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.72%) Advertising
5 9 (1.72%) French Language
5 9 (1.72%) Retail Banking
6 8 (1.53%) German Language
6 8 (1.53%) Japanese Language
6 8 (1.53%) Marketing
7 4 (0.77%) Electronics
7 4 (0.77%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (0.57%) Legal
9 2 (0.38%) Back Office
9 2 (0.38%) Law
9 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 231 (44.25%) Developer
2 85 (16.28%) Analyst
3 75 (14.37%) .NET Developer
4 71 (13.60%) Java Developer
5 68 (13.03%) Graduate
6 67 (12.84%) Software Developer
7 60 (11.49%) Junior
8 59 (11.30%) Senior Developer
9 52 (9.96%) Junior Developer
10 46 (8.81%) Graduate Developer
11 41 (7.85%) Java Software Developer
12 39 (7.47%) Senior Java Developer
13 36 (6.90%) Junior .NET Developer
14 35 (6.70%) JavaScript Developer
14 35 (6.70%) SQL Developer
15 34 (6.51%) Graduate .NET Developer
15 34 (6.51%) Software Engineer
16 33 (6.32%) C# Developer
17 31 (5.94%) C# .NET Developer
18 30 (5.75%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (23.56%) .NET
2 88 (16.86%) ASP.NET
2 88 (16.86%) HTML
3 75 (14.37%) RESTful
4 71 (13.60%) XML
5 68 (13.03%) AngularJS
6 67 (12.84%) .NET Framework
7 66 (12.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 66 (12.64%) Spring
8 65 (12.45%) CSS
9 64 (12.26%) WCF
9 64 (12.26%) Web Services
10 59 (11.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 45 (8.62%) JSON
12 44 (8.43%) HTML5
13 43 (8.24%) ASP.NET Web API
14 41 (7.85%) jQuery
15 40 (7.66%) Ajax
16 37 (7.09%) WPF
17 34 (6.51%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 67 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
2 27 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.45%) Algorithms
4 17 (3.26%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.30%) iPad
6 10 (1.92%) Smartphone
7 8 (1.53%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.53%) Life Science
8 7 (1.34%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.34%) FMCG
8 7 (1.34%) Handset
8 7 (1.34%) User Experience
9 6 (1.15%) CAN bus
9 6 (1.15%) NHS
10 5 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (0.96%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.77%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 90 (17.24%) Linux
2 76 (14.56%) Windows
3 29 (5.56%) Unix
4 27 (5.17%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.45%) Android
5 18 (3.45%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.53%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (21.07%) MVC
3 109 (20.88%) Software Engineering
4 97 (18.58%) Web Development
5 87 (16.67%) Mathematics
6 80 (15.33%) TDD
7 68 (13.03%) OO
8 63 (12.07%) Continuous Improvement
9 51 (9.77%) SDLC
10 48 (9.20%) BDD
10 48 (9.20%) E-Commerce
11 44 (8.43%) Kanban
11 44 (8.43%) Multithreading
12 39 (7.47%) Open Source
12 39 (7.47%) Project Management
12 39 (7.47%) Test Automation
13 37 (7.09%) DevOps
13 37 (7.09%) Scrum
14 36 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (6.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 142 (27.20%) C#
2 134 (25.67%) JavaScript
3 127 (24.33%) Java
4 126 (24.14%) SQL
5 56 (10.73%) PHP
6 54 (10.34%) Python
7 53 (10.15%) Ruby
8 35 (6.70%) C
8 35 (6.70%) C++
9 32 (6.13%) F#
10 13 (2.49%) Go
11 11 (2.11%) Embedded C
11 11 (2.11%) R
11 11 (2.11%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.92%) PHP 7
13 9 (1.72%) PHP 5
14 6 (1.15%) ANSI C
14 6 (1.15%) ES6
14 6 (1.15%) Perl
14 6 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 421 (80.65%) Degree
2 200 (38.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (5.56%) Master's Degree
3 29 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (3.45%) PhD
5 12 (2.30%) MCSA
6 11 (2.11%) CCNA
6 11 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.11%) MCPD
6 11 (2.11%) MCSD
6 11 (2.11%) Security Cleared
7 8 (1.53%) ISTQB
7 8 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (1.34%) ISEB
9 6 (1.15%) CCENT
9 6 (1.15%) CISM
9 6 (1.15%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.15%) MCITP
9 6 (1.15%) MCSE
10 5 (0.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (9.39%) QA
2 7 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.96%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.57%) SLA
5 2 (0.38%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (3.26%) Docker
2 7 (1.34%) Firmware
3 6 (1.15%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.57%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.57%) HDFS
6 3 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.38%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 32 (6.13%) Kibana
2 11 (2.11%) Ganglia
3 4 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.57%) Puppet
4 3 (0.57%) WSUS
5 2 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.38%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.19%) Ansible
6 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 86 (16.48%) Microsoft
2 73 (13.98%) Oracle
3 39 (7.47%) Google
4 14 (2.68%) Tableau
5 13 (2.49%) Sage
6 12 (2.30%) ServiceNow
6 12 (2.30%) Teradata
7 9 (1.72%) Apigee
8 8 (1.53%) SAP
9 7 (1.34%) Adobe
9 7 (1.34%) Cisco
10 6 (1.15%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.96%) ANSYS
12 4 (0.77%) NetApp
12 4 (0.77%) Sybase
12 4 (0.77%) VMware
12 4 (0.77%) Zend
13 3 (0.57%) Cognizant
13 3 (0.57%) CommVault
13 3 (0.57%) Epicor