The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 40 48 30
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -18
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 5 17 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.64% 4.46% 6.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.58% 8.85% 13.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4 17 19
Average salary £32,000 £40,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +53.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,100 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £45,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Computer Science
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Miscellaneous Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
66 192 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 21.64% 50.39% 48.77%
Number of salaries quoted 58 168 130
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Computer Science Salary Trend in Bedford

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science.

1 25 (92.59%) Degree
2 15 (55.56%) Web Development
3 13 (48.15%) Mathematics
4 12 (44.44%) jQuery
5 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
6 9 (33.33%) Linux
7 8 (29.63%) HTML
8 7 (25.93%) C#
8 7 (25.93%) .NET
8 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
8 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
8 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
8 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
9 6 (22.22%) HTML5
9 6 (22.22%) Windows
10 5 (18.52%) MS Access
10 5 (18.52%) PhD
10 5 (18.52%) PHP
10 5 (18.52%) FileMaker
10 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (18.52%) Games
10 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
10 5 (18.52%) Physics
10 5 (18.52%) WCF
10 5 (18.52%) WPF
10 5 (18.52%) Silverlight
10 5 (18.52%) Ajax
11 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (14.81%) Sun Certification

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) VPN
1 3 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) Wireless
2 1 (3.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) MS Access
1 5 (18.52%) FileMaker
1 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
2 4 (14.81%) MySQL
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) JUnit
2 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.70%) Bugzilla
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 5 (18.52%) Games
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Software Developer
2 5 (18.52%) C# .NET Developer
2 5 (18.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 5 (18.52%) C# Software Developer
2 5 (18.52%) C# Developer
3 4 (14.81%) J2EE Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Java Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.70%) Junior
6 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) jQuery
2 8 (29.63%) HTML
3 7 (25.93%) .NET
3 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
4 6 (22.22%) HTML5
5 5 (18.52%) WCF
5 5 (18.52%) WPF
5 5 (18.52%) Silverlight
5 5 (18.52%) Ajax
6 4 (14.81%) JSP
6 4 (14.81%) Struts
6 4 (14.81%) Web Services
6 4 (14.81%) XML
6 4 (14.81%) J2EE
6 4 (14.81%) EJB
7 3 (11.11%) CSS
7 3 (11.11%) LAMP
8 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (7.41%) Backbone.js
8 2 (7.41%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (48.15%) Mathematics
2 5 (18.52%) Physics
3 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (7.41%) Replication
5 1 (3.70%) W3C
5 1 (3.70%) CLARiiON
5 1 (3.70%) EMC Centera
5 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.70%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (22.22%) Windows
3 3 (11.11%) Debian
4 1 (3.70%) OpenVMS
4 1 (3.70%) AIX
4 1 (3.70%) UNIX
4 1 (3.70%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Web Development
2 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 3 (11.11%) OO
6 3 (11.11%) Project Management
6 3 (11.11%) MVC
7 2 (7.41%) TDD
7 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.70%) ITIL
8 1 (3.70%) Scrum
8 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.70%) Product Management
8 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
8 1 (3.70%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) C#
1 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
2 5 (18.52%) PHP
3 4 (14.81%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) SQL
5 1 (3.70%) C
5 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (92.59%) Degree
2 5 (18.52%) PhD
3 4 (14.81%) Sun Certification
4 3 (11.11%) ISEB
5 1 (3.70%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Snort
1 3 (11.11%) Xen
2 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Sun
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco
3 1 (3.70%) EMC
3 1 (3.70%) NetApp
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