Period
to 26 February 2020

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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
England > North West
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 77 91
Rank change year-on-year +8 +14 -31
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 311 418 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.70% 4.06% 3.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.02% 4.42% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 247 308 403
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,700 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £66,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% +5.26%

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 7,738 9,452 11,759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.97% 91.71% 92.50%
Number of salaries quoted 6,142 7,580 9,441
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,525 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020. 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 +10 211 £52,500 +10.53% 54
Cheshire -13 50 £55,000 +22.22% 24
Lancashire -2 30 £44,000 +83.33% 13
Merseyside +11 15 £55,000 +34.15% 9
Cumbria -16 5 £40,000 - 1
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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.

1 262 (84.24%) Degree
2 112 (36.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 110 (35.37%) C#
4 100 (32.15%) .NET
5 98 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
6 95 (30.55%) Software Engineering
7 73 (23.47%) SQL
8 70 (22.51%) JavaScript
9 69 (22.19%) Java
10 66 (21.22%) Python
10 66 (21.22%) Scrum
11 65 (20.90%) AngularJS
12 64 (20.58%) CSS
13 61 (19.61%) HTML
14 60 (19.29%) Relational Database
15 58 (18.65%) Problem-Solving
15 58 (18.65%) C++
16 56 (18.01%) jQuery
17 55 (17.68%) SQL Server
17 55 (17.68%) Microsoft
18 54 (17.36%) AWS
19 53 (17.04%) NoSQL
20 49 (15.76%) HTML5
21 48 (15.43%) Azure
21 48 (15.43%) Mathematics
22 47 (15.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 47 (15.11%) CSS3
22 47 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
23 43 (13.83%) Web Services
23 43 (13.83%) Windows

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 10 (3.22%) IIS
2 8 (2.57%) SAS
3 7 (2.25%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.61%) Jupyter
4 5 (1.61%) Tornado
5 4 (1.29%) Apache
5 4 (1.29%) Confluence
5 4 (1.29%) nginx
6 3 (0.96%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.64%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.32%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.22%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.61%) SPSS
5 3 (0.96%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.32%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.32%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Infor M3
1 2 (0.64%) Magento
1 2 (0.64%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) FastStats
2 1 (0.32%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 54 (17.36%) AWS
2 48 (15.43%) Azure
3 27 (8.68%) SaaS
4 20 (6.43%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (6.11%) GCP
6 13 (4.18%) GitHub
7 9 (2.89%) Amazon SQS
7 9 (2.89%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (2.57%) Amazon S3
8 8 (2.57%) Power Platform
9 7 (2.25%) Serverless
10 6 (1.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.93%) IaaS
10 6 (1.93%) Office 365
11 5 (1.61%) PaaS
12 4 (1.29%) Amazon ECS
12 4 (1.29%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (1.29%) Amazon Glacier
12 4 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.36%) Wireless
2 18 (5.79%) Bluetooth
2 18 (5.79%) MQTT
2 18 (5.79%) Wi-Fi
3 16 (5.14%) Internet
4 14 (4.50%) TCP/IP
5 13 (4.18%) LTE
6 9 (2.89%) VPN
7 7 (2.25%) Firewall
8 6 (1.93%) SSL
9 5 (1.61%) GSM
9 5 (1.61%) NFC
9 5 (1.61%) RFID
9 5 (1.61%) RS-232
10 4 (1.29%) HTTP
10 4 (1.29%) NAS
10 4 (1.29%) SAN
10 4 (1.29%) VoIP
10 4 (1.29%) WAN
10 4 (1.29%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (19.29%) Relational Database
2 55 (17.68%) SQL Server
3 53 (17.04%) NoSQL
4 28 (9.00%) RDBMS
5 21 (6.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 21 (6.75%) MySQL
6 18 (5.79%) MongoDB
7 15 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (3.54%) Big Data
9 9 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (2.57%) Data Lake
10 8 (2.57%) Power BI
11 6 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.93%) Redis
12 5 (1.61%) Data Mining
13 4 (1.29%) GIS
14 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.64%) Hadoop
15 2 (0.64%) SAP BW
16 1 (0.32%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 41 (13.18%) Visual Studio
2 40 (12.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (7.07%) Git (software)
4 19 (6.11%) Subversion
5 14 (4.50%) JIRA
6 13 (4.18%) Eclipse
6 13 (4.18%) GCC
7 10 (3.22%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.93%) Maven
9 5 (1.61%) Brakeman
9 5 (1.61%) CircleCI
9 5 (1.61%) minitest
9 5 (1.61%) RSpec
9 5 (1.61%) RuboCop
9 5 (1.61%) Selenium
10 4 (1.29%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.96%) Postman
11 3 (0.96%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.96%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.64%) CF BOSH
General
1 39 (12.54%) Finance
1 39 (12.54%) Manufacturing
2 37 (11.90%) Retail
3 13 (4.18%) Games
4 9 (2.89%) Marketing
5 8 (2.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.25%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.93%) Public Sector
8 5 (1.61%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.61%) Military
9 4 (1.29%) Electronics
9 4 (1.29%) Law
9 4 (1.29%) Publishing
10 2 (0.64%) Automotive
10 2 (0.64%) Banking
10 2 (0.64%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.64%) Legal
11 1 (0.32%) Billing
11 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.32%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 139 (44.69%) Developer
2 46 (14.79%) Senior Developer
2 46 (14.79%) Software Developer
3 25 (8.04%) Senior Software Developer
4 22 (7.07%) Analyst
4 22 (7.07%) C# Developer
5 21 (6.75%) Software Engineer
6 16 (5.14%) Development Director
6 16 (5.14%) Graduate
6 16 (5.14%) Junior
7 15 (4.82%) C++ Developer
8 14 (4.50%) Architect
8 14 (4.50%) Graduate Developer
8 14 (4.50%) Software Development Director
9 13 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
10 12 (3.86%) Junior Developer
10 12 (3.86%) Support Analyst
11 11 (3.54%) .NET Developer
11 11 (3.54%) Firmware Developer
11 11 (3.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (32.15%) .NET
2 65 (20.90%) AngularJS
3 64 (20.58%) CSS
4 61 (19.61%) HTML
5 56 (18.01%) jQuery
6 49 (15.76%) HTML5
7 47 (15.11%) CSS3
7 47 (15.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 43 (13.83%) Web Services
9 36 (11.58%) .NET Framework
10 34 (10.93%) Node.js
11 25 (8.04%) ADO.NET
11 25 (8.04%) Entity Framework
11 25 (8.04%) WinForms
12 20 (6.43%) React
12 20 (6.43%) Spring Boot
12 20 (6.43%) WCF
13 19 (6.11%) XML
14 18 (5.79%) Ajax
15 17 (5.47%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 47 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (13.18%) Self-Motivation
3 37 (11.90%) Algorithms
4 28 (9.00%) Greenfield Project
5 23 (7.40%) Management Information System
6 21 (6.75%) Mobile App
7 17 (5.47%) User Experience
8 15 (4.82%) Data Structures
9 14 (4.50%) Internet of Things
10 12 (3.86%) BBC
11 11 (3.54%) Smartphone
12 10 (3.22%) Client/Server
13 8 (2.57%) Blackberry
13 8 (2.57%) Life Science
14 7 (2.25%) Online Games
15 5 (1.61%) CAN bus
15 5 (1.61%) Data Centre
15 5 (1.61%) Derivative
15 5 (1.61%) Hedge funds
15 5 (1.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (13.83%) Windows
2 36 (11.58%) Linux
3 18 (5.79%) Android
3 18 (5.79%) Apple iOS
4 10 (3.22%) Unix
5 8 (2.57%) Windows 10
6 7 (2.25%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.61%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.29%) Solaris
8 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.32%) CentOS
10 1 (0.32%) Debian
10 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (30.55%) Software Engineering
3 66 (21.22%) Scrum
4 58 (18.65%) Problem-Solving
5 48 (15.43%) Mathematics
6 43 (13.83%) Data Science
7 42 (13.50%) DevOps
8 38 (12.22%) Artificial Intelligence
9 36 (11.58%) Web Development
10 34 (10.93%) Analytics
11 33 (10.61%) MVC
12 32 (10.29%) OO
13 30 (9.65%) Migration
14 28 (9.00%) Data Security
15 27 (8.68%) Open Source
16 26 (8.36%) Technical Leadership
17 25 (8.04%) Project Management
17 25 (8.04%) Web Application Development
18 23 (7.40%) Machine Learning
19 22 (7.07%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 110 (35.37%) C#
2 73 (23.47%) SQL
3 70 (22.51%) JavaScript
4 69 (22.19%) Java
5 66 (21.22%) Python
6 58 (18.65%) C++
7 28 (9.00%) C
8 25 (8.04%) VB
8 25 (8.04%) VB.NET
8 25 (8.04%) VB6
9 23 (7.40%) Go
10 21 (6.75%) R
11 18 (5.79%) Embedded C
12 11 (3.54%) PHP
13 10 (3.22%) Ruby
14 9 (2.89%) TypeScript
15 8 (2.57%) Apex Code
15 8 (2.57%) Scala
16 7 (2.25%) Lua
16 7 (2.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 262 (84.24%) Degree
2 112 (36.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (5.79%) Master's Degree
4 10 (3.22%) PhD
5 7 (2.25%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.93%) MCSE
6 6 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.61%) CISSP
8 4 (1.29%) MCP
8 4 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.96%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.96%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.64%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.64%) GIAC
10 2 (0.64%) MCSA
10 2 (0.64%) MCSD
10 2 (0.64%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (11.58%) QA
2 27 (8.68%) GDPR
3 26 (8.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.96%) SLA
5 1 (0.32%) COBIT
5 1 (0.32%) NCSC
5 1 (0.32%) NIST
5 1 (0.32%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (7.40%) Docker
2 18 (5.79%) Firmware
3 17 (5.47%) Active Directory
4 11 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.61%) Varnish
6 3 (0.96%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (2.57%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.25%) Puppet
2 7 (2.25%) Terraform
3 6 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.29%) Ansible
5 3 (0.96%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.64%) Grafana
6 2 (0.64%) Kibana
6 2 (0.64%) Scalr
7 1 (0.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.32%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 1 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.32%) Nagios
7 1 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (17.68%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.36%) Xamarin
3 19 (6.11%) Cisco
4 15 (4.82%) VMware
5 12 (3.86%) Google
6 9 (2.89%) Sage
7 8 (2.57%) F5
7 8 (2.57%) iManage
7 8 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (2.57%) ServiceNow
8 7 (2.25%) SAP
8 7 (2.25%) Tableau
9 5 (1.61%) Fortinet
10 3 (0.96%) Adobe
11 2 (0.64%) Oracle
11 2 (0.64%) SaltStack
12 1 (0.32%) Aerohive Networks
12 1 (0.32%) CyberArk
12 1 (0.32%) ForgeRock
12 1 (0.32%) Freshdesk