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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 40 53 34
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -19
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 4 19 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.42% 4.18% 5.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.25% 8.80% 13.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3 19 17
Average salary £34,000 £40,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
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
64 216 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 22.78% 47.47% 42.21%
Number of salaries quoted 52 204 116
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £56,000
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 30 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 17 (89.47%) Degree
2 10 (52.63%) Mathematics
3 9 (47.37%) Web Development
4 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
5 6 (31.58%) jQuery
6 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
6 5 (26.32%) FileMaker
6 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (26.32%) MS Access
6 5 (26.32%) Linux
6 5 (26.32%) HTML
6 5 (26.32%) PHP
7 4 (21.05%) .NET
7 4 (21.05%) C#
7 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
7 4 (21.05%) MySQL
7 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
7 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (15.79%) Debian
8 3 (15.79%) LAMP
8 3 (15.79%) Firewall
8 3 (15.79%) MVC
8 3 (15.79%) Project Management
8 3 (15.79%) CSS
8 3 (15.79%) OO
8 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
8 3 (15.79%) Windows
8 3 (15.79%) ISEB
8 3 (15.79%) VPN

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (10.53%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) VPN
1 3 (15.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) MS Access
1 5 (26.32%) FileMaker
1 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
2 4 (21.05%) MySQL
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) JUnit
General
1 2 (10.53%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
3 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
3 2 (10.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (10.53%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Junior Developer
4 1 (5.26%) PHP Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Junior PHP Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Junior
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) jQuery
2 5 (26.32%) HTML
3 4 (21.05%) .NET
3 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
4 3 (15.79%) CSS
4 3 (15.79%) HTML5
4 3 (15.79%) LAMP
5 2 (10.53%) Ajax
5 2 (10.53%) WCF
5 2 (10.53%) WPF
5 2 (10.53%) Silverlight
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (10.53%) Backbone.js
5 2 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (10.53%) Kendo UI
6 1 (5.26%) CSS3
6 1 (5.26%) CakePHP
6 1 (5.26%) JSP
6 1 (5.26%) Struts
6 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Mathematics
2 2 (10.53%) Physics
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) W3C
3 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Debian
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX
3 1 (5.26%) AIX
3 1 (5.26%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Web Development
2 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
3 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
5 3 (15.79%) OO
5 3 (15.79%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) MVC
5 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.53%) TDD
7 1 (5.26%) Scrum
7 1 (5.26%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) PHP
2 4 (21.05%) C#
2 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (89.47%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) ISEB
3 2 (10.53%) PhD
4 1 (5.26%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Snort
1 3 (15.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Sun