Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 61 85
Rank change year-on-year -27 +24 +11
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 473 535 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.68% 4.34% 3.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.50% 10.47% 8.97%
Number of salaries quoted 404 409 322
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £64,625 £63,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%

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 4,979 5,108 4,346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.70% 41.47% 36.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3,848 4,188 3,483
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,175 £23,245
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,400 £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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -17 315 £42,750 +6.88% 48
Cheshire -38 94 £37,500 +7.14% 21
Lancashire +3 29 £27,500 -15.38% 6
Merseyside +7 25 £40,000 +14.29% 7
Cumbria -1 9 £40,000 -40.74%
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 364 (76.96%) Degree
2 244 (51.59%) Agile Software Development
3 205 (43.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 129 (27.27%) C#
5 126 (26.64%) MVC
6 125 (26.43%) Java
7 121 (25.58%) JavaScript
8 120 (25.37%) .NET
9 114 (24.10%) SQL Server
10 105 (22.20%) Web Development
11 104 (21.99%) Software Engineering
12 96 (20.30%) TDD
13 87 (18.39%) ASP.NET
14 84 (17.76%) SQL
15 83 (17.55%) RESTful
16 82 (17.34%) HTML
17 75 (15.86%) Python
17 75 (15.86%) AngularJS
18 74 (15.64%) CSS
19 72 (15.22%) Ruby
19 72 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
20 69 (14.59%) ASP.NET MVC
21 68 (14.38%) Linux
22 66 (13.95%) Mathematics
22 66 (13.95%) Microsoft
23 63 (13.32%) Finance
23 63 (13.32%) .NET Framework
24 61 (12.90%) Oracle
24 61 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
25 60 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure

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 44 (9.30%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (2.11%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.90%) nginx
4 8 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (1.69%) SAS
5 7 (1.48%) JBoss
6 6 (1.27%) Drupal
6 6 (1.27%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.85%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.85%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.85%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.63%) CMS
8 3 (0.63%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.21%) Confluence
10 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.21%) Predix
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 31 (6.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.63%) Maya
6 2 (0.42%) SPSS
7 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.21%) Stata
Business Applications
1 13 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.06%) SAP SD
3 4 (0.85%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.42%) Magento
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.21%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 72 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (4.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 13 (2.75%) OpenShift
5 11 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.90%) npm
6 9 (1.90%) SaaS
7 7 (1.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.48%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (1.27%) Route 53
8 6 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (1.06%) Google App Engine
9 5 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.85%) G Suite
11 3 (0.63%) Office 365
11 3 (0.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.42%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.44%) HTTP
2 9 (1.90%) SSL
3 7 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.27%) DNS
4 6 (1.27%) SMTP
5 5 (1.06%) Broadband
5 5 (1.06%) DHCP
5 5 (1.06%) SAN
6 3 (0.63%) Network Security
6 3 (0.63%) Skype
7 2 (0.42%) Internet
8 1 (0.21%) 802.11
8 1 (0.21%) Firewall
8 1 (0.21%) IPv4
8 1 (0.21%) IPv6
8 1 (0.21%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.21%) LAN
8 1 (0.21%) VLAN
8 1 (0.21%) WAN
8 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (24.10%) SQL Server
2 54 (11.42%) MongoDB
3 39 (8.25%) SQL Server 2014
4 37 (7.82%) NoSQL
5 36 (7.61%) MySQL
6 32 (6.77%) Big Data
7 27 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (4.23%) Redis
9 19 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (1.90%) MS Access
10 9 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (1.69%) Relational Database
12 7 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (1.48%) VLDB
13 6 (1.27%) GIS
13 6 (1.27%) RDBMS
14 5 (1.06%) Data Mining
14 5 (1.06%) Oracle Database
14 5 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 43 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 38 (8.03%) TeamCity
3 26 (5.50%) Selenium
4 22 (4.65%) Jenkins
5 16 (3.38%) Visual Studio
6 15 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (2.96%) Cucumber
7 14 (2.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 13 (2.75%) JIRA
8 13 (2.75%) WebDriver
9 11 (2.33%) Gradle
9 11 (2.33%) Maven
10 9 (1.90%) Subversion
11 8 (1.69%) Mocha
11 8 (1.69%) Vagrant
12 7 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (1.06%) Ranorex
14 4 (0.85%) JUnit
15 3 (0.63%) Mercurial
15 3 (0.63%) PowerBuilder
General
1 63 (13.32%) Finance
2 47 (9.94%) Games
3 34 (7.19%) Retail
4 19 (4.02%) Advertising
4 19 (4.02%) Banking
5 14 (2.96%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.69%) Automotive
6 8 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.85%) Electronics
7 4 (0.85%) German Language
7 4 (0.85%) Law
7 4 (0.85%) Legal
7 4 (0.85%) Marketing
7 4 (0.85%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.63%) French Language
8 3 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.63%) Japanese Language
9 2 (0.42%) Billing
9 2 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 203 (42.92%) Developer
2 75 (15.86%) Junior
3 74 (15.64%) Analyst
4 70 (14.80%) Junior Developer
5 67 (14.16%) .NET Developer
6 64 (13.53%) Graduate
7 57 (12.05%) Java Developer
8 50 (10.57%) Graduate Developer
9 45 (9.51%) Architect
10 44 (9.30%) Senior Developer
11 40 (8.46%) Junior .NET Developer
12 39 (8.25%) Software Developer
13 37 (7.82%) Graduate .NET Developer
14 33 (6.98%) Software Engineer
15 28 (5.92%) Tester
16 25 (5.29%) Senior Java Developer
17 24 (5.07%) Business Analyst
18 21 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
19 20 (4.23%) C# Developer
20 19 (4.02%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (25.37%) .NET
2 87 (18.39%) ASP.NET
3 83 (17.55%) RESTful
4 82 (17.34%) HTML
5 75 (15.86%) AngularJS
6 74 (15.64%) CSS
7 69 (14.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 63 (13.32%) .NET Framework
9 56 (11.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 56 (11.84%) Web Services
10 54 (11.42%) Spring
11 53 (11.21%) WCF
12 52 (10.99%) XML
13 47 (9.94%) REST
14 42 (8.88%) ASP.NET Web API
14 42 (8.88%) JSON
15 41 (8.67%) jQuery
16 37 (7.82%) KnockoutJS
16 37 (7.82%) MSMQ
16 37 (7.82%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 61 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (4.44%) Algorithms
4 18 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.38%) User Experience
6 15 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (2.96%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.69%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.69%) FMCG
8 8 (1.69%) Life Science
9 6 (1.27%) Fintech
10 5 (1.06%) Animation
10 5 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (1.06%) NHS
10 5 (1.06%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.85%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.63%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.63%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 2 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 68 (14.38%) Linux
2 43 (9.09%) Windows
3 21 (4.44%) Unix
4 11 (2.33%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.11%) Android
5 10 (2.11%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.48%) Debian
7 6 (1.27%) CentOS
8 5 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.85%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.21%) AIX
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (51.59%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (26.64%) MVC
3 105 (22.20%) Web Development
4 104 (21.99%) Software Engineering
5 96 (20.30%) TDD
6 66 (13.95%) Mathematics
7 60 (12.68%) OO
8 58 (12.26%) BDD
8 58 (12.26%) Kanban
9 52 (10.99%) Open Source
10 48 (10.15%) Scrum
11 47 (9.94%) Test Automation
12 44 (9.30%) SDLC
13 41 (8.67%) Multithreading
14 40 (8.46%) DevOps
15 39 (8.25%) Web Application Development
16 38 (8.03%) Dependency Injection
17 37 (7.82%) Continuous Integration
17 37 (7.82%) SOA
18 35 (7.40%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 129 (27.27%) C#
2 125 (26.43%) Java
3 121 (25.58%) JavaScript
4 84 (17.76%) SQL
5 75 (15.86%) Python
6 72 (15.22%) Ruby
7 52 (10.99%) PHP
8 37 (7.82%) F#
9 25 (5.29%) C
10 23 (4.86%) C++
11 22 (4.65%) Go
12 13 (2.75%) ES6
12 13 (2.75%) T-SQL
13 12 (2.54%) R
14 8 (1.69%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.69%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.27%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.85%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.63%) Apple Swift
17 3 (0.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 364 (76.96%) Degree
2 205 (43.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (7.61%) Master's Degree
4 22 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (3.59%) Security Cleared
6 15 (3.17%) PhD
7 12 (2.54%) MCSA
8 11 (2.33%) CCNA
8 11 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (2.11%) SC Cleared
10 9 (1.90%) MCPD
10 9 (1.90%) MCSD
11 7 (1.48%) MCSE
11 7 (1.48%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (1.27%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.27%) ISTQB
12 6 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (1.06%) CCENT
13 5 (1.06%) CISSP
13 5 (1.06%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (12.05%) QA
2 11 (2.33%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 7 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.85%) SLA
5 2 (0.42%) GDPR
5 2 (0.42%) ISO 15765
6 1 (0.21%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (4.23%) Docker
2 8 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.27%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.63%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.63%) HDFS
5 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.42%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.21%) LXC
6 1 (0.21%) NFS
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.21%) vSphere
6 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 37 (7.82%) Kibana
2 9 (1.90%) Ganglia
3 8 (1.69%) Ansible
4 7 (1.48%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.27%) Nagios
6 4 (0.85%) MIMEsweeper
6 4 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.42%) WSUS
9 1 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.21%) Nessus
9 1 (0.21%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 66 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 61 (12.90%) Oracle
3 60 (12.68%) Google
4 12 (2.54%) Tableau
5 10 (2.11%) VMware
6 9 (1.90%) Apigee
6 9 (1.90%) HP
6 9 (1.90%) ServiceNow
6 9 (1.90%) Teradata
7 7 (1.48%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.48%) Citrix
7 7 (1.48%) New Relic
7 7 (1.48%) SAP
8 6 (1.27%) Adobe
8 6 (1.27%) Splunk
9 5 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.06%) Twitter
10 4 (0.85%) Cisco
10 4 (0.85%) EMC
10 4 (0.85%) Lotus