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The Northern software house

This page (Shortcut url lists organisations in (and around) Manchester that have employed Computer Science students, either before or after graduation. This data is in the process of being migrated to the Moving your Future chapter of Coding your Future at

If you want to add your organisation to this list, or update the details listed, scroll down to the bottom of the page for instructions on how to do so.

Employers in Manchester that recruit Computer Scientists

This is a partial list of employers in Manchester (Manc-hattan?) and the Northern Powerhouse that recruit Computer Science students. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but will give you a quick flavour of employers in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield and Northern England.


Figure 1: #NotJustLondon logo by Sharon Dale @pixlz via Paul Downey @psd Some rights reserved

Hit the North, Not Just London

You don't have to move to London to find top employers, there are plenty located here in the North West if you'd like to stick around after you graduate. It is often argued that Manchester offers a better quality of life than London we couldn't possibly comment other than to say its horses for courses. The North West Tech Community calendar @technwuk, provides a window on (and networking opportunities with) many of employers based in the North West if you want to find out more.

But wait, there's more!

If you are interested in more Manchester based employers, other places you can look are startup accelerators, incubators, co-working spaces, science parks and local trade bodies such as:

Add your organisation to this list...

If you are a Manchester based employer who isn't listed here, but would like to be, raise an issue or submit a pull request. Students frequently ask me,

“I don't want to work in London, where can I work in Manchester and the North?”.

This is the page I point them at. The document source is written in markdown, and I welcome constructive feedback and additions to it.

NotJustLondon logo by Sharon Dale @pixlz via Paul Downey @psd Some rights reserved

Last updated November 2021 by Duncan Hull


  1. Mark E. Smith, Brix Smith and Simon Rogers (1987) Hit the North (music video), see by The Fall