Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 73 56 84
Rank change year-on-year -17 +28 -7
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 178 524 437
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 3.56% 4.96% 3.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.87% 5.28% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 147 297 378
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +2.41% -2.35%
10th Percentile £32,500 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +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 4,596 9,928 11,220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.94% 93.94% 91.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3,733 7,317 9,043
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +8.43%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,673 £67,500
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 proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Computer Science in the North West over the 6 months to 8 August 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 8 August 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 -30 103 £50,000 +9.89% 15
Cheshire +15 30 £40,447 -4.83% 10
Merseyside +34 23 £53,500 +114.00% 2
Lancashire +10 17 £44,000 +60.00% 1
Cumbria -5 4 £40,000 -
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 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.

1 156 (87.64%) Degree
2 86 (48.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 55 (30.90%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (29.78%) SQL
4 53 (29.78%) SQL Server
5 48 (26.97%) JavaScript
6 47 (26.40%) C#
7 45 (25.28%) Windows
8 41 (23.03%) Finance
9 38 (21.35%) ITIL
10 36 (20.22%) .NET
11 34 (19.10%) AngularJS
12 32 (17.98%) CSS
13 31 (17.42%) Software Engineering
13 31 (17.42%) Node.js
13 31 (17.42%) React
14 30 (16.85%) GDPR
15 29 (16.29%) Java
16 27 (15.17%) PHP
16 27 (15.17%) Microsoft
16 27 (15.17%) Azure
17 25 (14.04%) Release Management
18 24 (13.48%) User Experience
18 24 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (12.92%) Cybersecurity
19 23 (12.92%) Internet
19 23 (12.92%) C++
19 23 (12.92%) IIS
20 22 (12.36%) Project Management
20 22 (12.36%) Windows Server

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 23 (12.92%) IIS
2 19 (10.67%) SharePoint
3 14 (7.87%) Apache
4 9 (5.06%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.93%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (3.93%) SAS
6 6 (3.37%) OpenStack
7 5 (2.81%) nginx
8 4 (2.25%) Drupal
8 4 (2.25%) SilverStripe
8 4 (2.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (11.24%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.37%) SPSS
3 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.12%) Sketch
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Infor M3
1 4 (2.25%) Magento
1 4 (2.25%) Shopify
2 1 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.17%) Azure
2 22 (12.36%) AWS
3 16 (8.99%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (6.74%) Office 365
5 10 (5.62%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (5.62%) GitHub
6 8 (4.49%) GCP
6 8 (4.49%) Power Platform
7 7 (3.93%) SaaS
8 6 (3.37%) IBM Cloud
8 6 (3.37%) Slack
9 2 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.12%) Serverless
10 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.56%) IaaS
10 1 (0.56%) Logic Apps
10 1 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.92%) Internet
2 9 (5.06%) Wireless
3 8 (4.49%) Bluetooth
3 8 (4.49%) LTE
3 8 (4.49%) MQTT
3 8 (4.49%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.49%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (2.81%) WAN
5 2 (1.12%) Firewall
5 2 (1.12%) Intranet
5 2 (1.12%) LAN
5 2 (1.12%) NAS
5 2 (1.12%) SAN
5 2 (1.12%) VoIP
6 1 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (29.78%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.24%) MySQL
3 19 (10.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (9.55%) NoSQL
5 13 (7.30%) Relational Database
6 10 (5.62%) Big Data
7 8 (4.49%) Power BI
7 8 (4.49%) RDBMS
8 7 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (3.93%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (3.37%) GIS
10 5 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (2.25%) MongoDB
12 3 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (1.69%) Hadoop
13 2 (1.12%) Data Lake
14 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Power View
14 1 (0.56%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.56%) QlikView
14 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (9.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (6.18%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.49%) Eclipse
3 8 (4.49%) GCC
4 7 (3.93%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.37%) JIRA
5 6 (3.37%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (2.81%) Postman
6 5 (2.81%) Selenium
6 5 (2.81%) SoapUI
6 5 (2.81%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.25%) PHPUnit
8 2 (1.12%) Subversion
9 1 (0.56%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.56%) GitLab
9 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.56%) Toad
9 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 41 (23.03%) Finance
2 13 (7.30%) Legal
3 10 (5.62%) Games
4 9 (5.06%) Retail
5 8 (4.49%) Automotive
6 7 (3.93%) Manufacturing
7 6 (3.37%) Publishing
8 4 (2.25%) Billing
8 4 (2.25%) Electronics
9 3 (1.69%) Marketing
10 2 (1.12%) Banking
10 2 (1.12%) Dutch Language
10 2 (1.12%) Law
10 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.56%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.56%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.56%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (34.27%) Developer
2 38 (21.35%) Analyst
3 21 (11.80%) Support Analyst
4 20 (11.24%) Applications Support
5 19 (10.67%) Applications Support Analyst
6 16 (8.99%) Senior Developer
6 16 (8.99%) Software Engineer
7 15 (8.43%) Backend Developer
8 12 (6.74%) Software Developer
9 9 (5.06%) PHP Developer
10 8 (4.49%) Data Analyst
10 8 (4.49%) Junior
10 8 (4.49%) Junior Developer
11 7 (3.93%) Business Analyst
11 7 (3.93%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 7 (3.93%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
11 7 (3.93%) Business Systems Analyst
11 7 (3.93%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.93%) Systems Analyst
12 6 (3.37%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (20.22%) .NET
2 34 (19.10%) AngularJS
3 32 (17.98%) CSS
4 31 (17.42%) Node.js
4 31 (17.42%) React
5 22 (12.36%) jQuery
6 19 (10.67%) Ember.js
7 18 (10.11%) HTML
7 18 (10.11%) Web Services
8 15 (8.43%) Apache Cordova
9 13 (7.30%) XML
10 12 (6.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (6.18%) Ajax
11 11 (6.18%) HTML5
12 10 (5.62%) CSS3
13 9 (5.06%) Laravel
14 8 (4.49%) ASP.NET
15 6 (3.37%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (3.37%) LDAP
15 6 (3.37%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
1 24 (13.48%) User Experience
2 21 (11.80%) Management Information System
2 21 (11.80%) Mobile App
3 19 (10.67%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (7.30%) Internet of Things
5 11 (6.18%) Algorithms
6 9 (5.06%) PKI
7 7 (3.93%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.81%) Life Science
9 4 (2.25%) Analytical Mindset
9 4 (2.25%) Driving Licence
9 4 (2.25%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.69%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.69%) NHS
11 2 (1.12%) ASIC
11 2 (1.12%) Industry 4.0
11 2 (1.12%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.12%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 45 (25.28%) Windows
2 22 (12.36%) Windows Server
3 21 (11.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (7.30%) Linux
5 11 (6.18%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (4.49%) Unix
7 4 (2.25%) CentOS
7 4 (2.25%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.25%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.69%) Android
9 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.56%) Debian
10 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (30.90%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (21.35%) ITIL
3 31 (17.42%) Software Engineering
4 25 (14.04%) Release Management
5 23 (12.92%) Cybersecurity
6 22 (12.36%) Project Management
7 20 (11.24%) ITIL V3
7 20 (11.24%) Mathematics
8 19 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (10.67%) Investment Management
8 19 (10.67%) SDLC
8 19 (10.67%) Service Design
9 18 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (9.55%) Machine Learning
11 16 (8.99%) Mobile Application Development
11 16 (8.99%) Statistics
12 15 (8.43%) Scrum
12 15 (8.43%) Typography
13 14 (7.87%) DevOps
13 14 (7.87%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 53 (29.78%) SQL
2 48 (26.97%) JavaScript
3 47 (26.40%) C#
4 29 (16.29%) Java
5 27 (15.17%) PHP
6 23 (12.92%) C++
7 19 (10.67%) Python
8 17 (9.55%) C
9 15 (8.43%) PowerShell
10 13 (7.30%) T-SQL
11 8 (4.49%) Embedded C
12 6 (3.37%) VB
12 6 (3.37%) VB.NET
13 5 (2.81%) Go
13 5 (2.81%) Ruby
13 5 (2.81%) VB6
14 4 (2.25%) Perl
15 2 (1.12%) Kotlin
15 2 (1.12%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 156 (87.64%) Degree
2 86 (48.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (10.67%) MCP
4 8 (4.49%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.93%) HNC
6 6 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.81%) ISTQB
8 4 (2.25%) DBS Check
8 4 (2.25%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.25%) PhD
8 4 (2.25%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.69%) Postgraduate
10 2 (1.12%) GIAC
10 2 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.56%) CISM
11 1 (0.56%) CISSP
11 1 (0.56%) GCIH
11 1 (0.56%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (16.85%) GDPR
2 10 (5.62%) QA
3 6 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.69%) SLA
5 2 (1.12%) GAMP
6 1 (0.56%) COBIT
6 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.56%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.56%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.56%) NCSC
6 1 (0.56%) NIST
6 1 (0.56%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (8.99%) Hyper-V
2 12 (6.74%) Docker
3 11 (6.18%) Active Directory
4 9 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (4.49%) Firmware
6 1 (0.56%) LXC
6 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (5.06%) Puppet
3 7 (3.93%) Grafana
4 6 (3.37%) Ansible
4 6 (3.37%) Kibana
4 6 (3.37%) Kubernetes
4 6 (3.37%) Terraform
5 1 (0.56%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.56%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 1 (0.56%) Graylog
5 1 (0.56%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.56%) Nagios
5 1 (0.56%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 27 (15.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.06%) VMware
3 6 (3.37%) SaltStack
4 5 (2.81%) ServiceNow
4 5 (2.81%) Xamarin
5 4 (2.25%) Capita
5 4 (2.25%) Cisco
5 4 (2.25%) Google
5 4 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.25%) Zend
6 3 (1.69%) Oracle
7 2 (1.12%) UiPath
8 1 (0.56%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.56%) Citrix
8 1 (0.56%) Cognos
8 1 (0.56%) F5
8 1 (0.56%) FactSet
8 1 (0.56%) iManage
8 1 (0.56%) NEC
8 1 (0.56%) SAP