Period
to 26 September 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 26 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 14 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 +12
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 60 34 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.67% 11.18% 22.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 25.97% 26.77% 37.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15 28 26
Northern Ireland median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +23.97%
10th Percentile £29,500 £24,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £43,750
UK 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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 231 127 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 52.62% 41.78% 60.29%
Number of salaries quoted 122 108 75
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% -2.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £23,725 £26,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Northern Ireland

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Science in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Computer Science in Northern Ireland

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 26 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in Northern Ireland

Computer Science
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 26 September 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
County Antrim -7 44 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Newry - 2 - -
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 54 (90.00%) Degree
2 49 (81.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (50.00%) Oracle
4 30 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 30 (50.00%) Legal
5 28 (46.67%) Microsoft
6 23 (38.33%) SQL
7 18 (30.00%) Finance
8 17 (28.33%) Scrum
9 16 (26.67%) Software Engineering
9 16 (26.67%) Project Management
9 16 (26.67%) C++
9 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
9 16 (26.67%) Python
10 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
10 15 (25.00%) MS Visio
10 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
10 15 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (25.00%) Business Analysis
10 15 (25.00%) Test Automation
11 14 (23.33%) T-SQL
12 13 (21.67%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (20.00%) Statistics
13 12 (20.00%) .NET
14 11 (18.33%) Data Modelling
14 11 (18.33%) Unit Testing
14 11 (18.33%) System Testing
14 11 (18.33%) SDLC
14 11 (18.33%) Dashboard Development

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 3 (5.00%) SAS
2 2 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.33%) nginx
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 15 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (10.00%) Amazon S3
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.00%) SSH
2 6 (10.00%) VPN
3 2 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.00%) Big Data
5 2 (3.33%) Data Mining
5 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.33%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.33%) MySQL
5 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.33%) Redis
5 2 (3.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Robot Framework
2 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.33%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (3.33%) Mocha
4 2 (3.33%) Selenium
5 1 (1.67%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.67%) NUnit
General
1 30 (50.00%) Legal
2 18 (30.00%) Finance
3 6 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.00%) Retail
4 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Front Office
5 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) Analyst
2 10 (16.67%) Administrator
2 10 (16.67%) DBA
2 10 (16.67%) Developer
2 10 (16.67%) Scrum Master
2 10 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 6 (10.00%) Python Developer
3 6 (10.00%) Test Automation Specialist
3 6 (10.00%) Test Scripter
3 6 (10.00%) Test Specialist
4 5 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.00%) Technical Leader
6 2 (3.33%) Architect
6 2 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) .NET
2 6 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (5.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (5.00%) CSS
3 3 (5.00%) HTML
4 2 (3.33%) CSS3
4 2 (3.33%) Express
4 2 (3.33%) HTML5
4 2 (3.33%) jQuery
4 2 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (3.33%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (3.33%) MEAN Stack
4 2 (3.33%) Node.js
4 2 (3.33%) RequireJS
4 2 (3.33%) WebSockets
5 1 (1.67%) STL
5 1 (1.67%) WCF
5 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (16.67%) Replication
4 3 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.67%) Equities
5 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) Linux
2 1 (1.67%) Unix
2 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.33%) Scrum
3 16 (26.67%) Project Management
3 16 (26.67%) Software Engineering
4 15 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 15 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 13 (21.67%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (20.00%) Statistics
7 11 (18.33%) Dashboard Development
7 11 (18.33%) Data Modelling
7 11 (18.33%) SDLC
7 11 (18.33%) System Testing
7 11 (18.33%) Test Strategy
7 11 (18.33%) Unit Testing
8 10 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (16.67%) Process Management
8 10 (16.67%) Ticket Management
8 10 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.33%) SQL
2 16 (26.67%) C++
2 16 (26.67%) Python
3 14 (23.33%) T-SQL
4 8 (13.33%) C
4 8 (13.33%) Java
5 6 (10.00%) Groovy
5 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.67%) C#
7 3 (5.00%) MATLAB
7 3 (5.00%) PL/SQL
7 3 (5.00%) R
8 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (90.00%) Degree
2 49 (81.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (16.67%) PMI Certification
3 10 (16.67%) PMP
4 5 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 5 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (6.67%) HNC
5 4 (6.67%) HND
6 2 (3.33%) Master's Degree
6 2 (3.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 30 (50.00%) Oracle
2 28 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.33%) SAP