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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 47 49 33
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 6 13 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.97% 3.40% 5.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.14% 7.93% 10.37%
Number of salaries quoted 6 13 14
Average salary £37,000 £30,000 £29,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.33% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £26,700 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £44,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
84 164 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 27.63% 42.93% 51.14%
Number of salaries quoted 77 136 124
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Computer Science Salary Histogram in Bedford

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 30 (96.77%) Degree
2 15 (48.39%) Web Development
2 15 (48.39%) Mathematics
3 12 (38.71%) jQuery
4 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
5 9 (29.03%) Linux
6 8 (25.81%) C#
6 8 (25.81%) HTML
6 8 (25.81%) .NET
6 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET
7 7 (22.58%) Windows
7 7 (22.58%) PhD
7 7 (22.58%) Games
7 7 (22.58%) Physics
7 7 (22.58%) WCF
7 7 (22.58%) WPF
7 7 (22.58%) Silverlight
7 7 (22.58%) HTML5
8 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
9 5 (16.13%) FileMaker
9 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (16.13%) MS Access
9 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
9 5 (16.13%) Relational Database
9 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (12.90%) Ajax
10 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (12.90%) Java
10 4 (12.90%) J2EE

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (3.23%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) SAN
2 3 (9.68%) Firewall
2 3 (9.68%) VPN
2 3 (9.68%) NAS
3 2 (6.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) FileMaker
1 5 (16.13%) MS Access
1 5 (16.13%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.68%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) JUnit
2 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (22.58%) Games
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Software Developer
2 7 (22.58%) C# Developer
2 7 (22.58%) C# Software Developer
2 7 (22.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 7 (22.58%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 4 (12.90%) J2EE Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Technical Specialist
3 4 (12.90%) Java Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Storage Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.23%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) jQuery
2 8 (25.81%) HTML
2 8 (25.81%) .NET
2 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET
3 7 (22.58%) WCF
3 7 (22.58%) WPF
3 7 (22.58%) Silverlight
3 7 (22.58%) HTML5
4 4 (12.90%) Ajax
4 4 (12.90%) J2EE
4 4 (12.90%) EJB
4 4 (12.90%) JSP
4 4 (12.90%) Struts
4 4 (12.90%) Web Services
4 4 (12.90%) XML
5 3 (9.68%) LAMP
6 2 (6.45%) GTK+
7 1 (3.23%) CSS
7 1 (3.23%) Backbone.js
7 1 (3.23%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (48.39%) Mathematics
2 7 (22.58%) Physics
3 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (12.90%) Replication
4 3 (9.68%) CLARiiON
4 3 (9.68%) EMC Centera
4 3 (9.68%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Linux
2 7 (22.58%) Windows
3 3 (9.68%) Debian
4 2 (6.45%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Web Development
2 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
3 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
3 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
4 4 (12.90%) Project Management
5 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (9.68%) ITIL
5 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.45%) Product Management
6 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.23%) MVC
7 1 (3.23%) OO
7 1 (3.23%) Change Control
7 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.23%) TDD
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) C#
2 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.90%) Java
4 3 (9.68%) PHP
5 2 (6.45%) C
5 2 (6.45%) Python
6 1 (3.23%) SQL
6 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (96.77%) Degree
2 7 (22.58%) PhD
3 4 (12.90%) ISEB
3 4 (12.90%) Sun Certification
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Firmware
1 3 (9.68%) Xen
1 3 (9.68%) Snort
2 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.23%) vCloud
2 1 (3.23%) VMFS
2 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) EMC
2 4 (12.90%) NetApp
2 4 (12.90%) Sun
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco
4 2 (6.45%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) HP