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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 32 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -4
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 11 3 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 4.85% 0.98% 4.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.58% 3.13% 8.16%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 16
Average salary £30,000 £34,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +0.74%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +6.66%
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
95 96 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 41.85% 31.48% 49.37%
Number of salaries quoted 88 82 165
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,050 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 10 February 2016, 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 27 (100.00%) Degree
2 19 (70.37%) Software Engineering
3 17 (62.96%) JavaScript
4 16 (59.26%) jQuery
5 13 (48.15%) Web Development
5 13 (48.15%) Unit Testing
5 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (40.74%) Java
6 11 (40.74%) J2EE
7 10 (37.04%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
7 10 (37.04%) JUnit
7 10 (37.04%) JSP
7 10 (37.04%) Struts
7 10 (37.04%) Web Services
7 10 (37.04%) XML
7 10 (37.04%) EJB
7 10 (37.04%) Linux
7 10 (37.04%) Sun
7 10 (37.04%) Sun Certification
7 10 (37.04%) Ajax
8 8 (29.63%) .NET
8 8 (29.63%) C#
9 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
10 5 (18.52%) SQL
11 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
11 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (14.81%) Retail

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (11.11%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (11.11%) MySQL
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) JUnit
2 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (14.81%) Retail
1 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Developer
2 11 (40.74%) J2EE Developer
2 11 (40.74%) Java Developer
2 11 (40.74%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 10 (37.04%) Agile Developer
3 10 (37.04%) Agile Java Developer
3 10 (37.04%) Linux Developer
4 7 (25.93%) C# Developer
5 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (14.81%) C# Software Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Database Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Excel Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Software Developer
5 4 (14.81%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (11.11%) C# WPF Developer
6 3 (11.11%) PHP Developer
6 3 (11.11%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (59.26%) jQuery
2 11 (40.74%) J2EE
3 10 (37.04%) Ajax
3 10 (37.04%) EJB
3 10 (37.04%) JSP
3 10 (37.04%) Struts
3 10 (37.04%) Web Services
3 10 (37.04%) XML
4 8 (29.63%) .NET
5 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
6 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 3 (11.11%) Backbone.js
6 3 (11.11%) CSS
6 3 (11.11%) Kendo UI
6 3 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (11.11%) WinForms
6 3 (11.11%) WPF
7 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.70%) Entity Framework
7 1 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) Software Engineering
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) Unit Testing
2 13 (48.15%) Web Development
3 4 (14.81%) Data Transformation
4 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (11.11%) Information Security
4 3 (11.11%) MVC
4 3 (11.11%) OO
4 3 (11.11%) OOD
4 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.70%) Identity Management
6 1 (3.70%) Presales
6 1 (3.70%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) JavaScript
2 11 (40.74%) Java
3 8 (29.63%) C#
4 5 (18.52%) SQL
5 3 (11.11%) PHP
5 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.70%) C++
6 1 (3.70%) Python
6 1 (3.70%) VB
6 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Degree
2 10 (37.04%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Sun
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft