The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 43 76 56
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -20
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 52 16 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.17% 1.57% 4.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.51% 4.36% 14.73%
Number of salaries quoted 46 16 45
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £20,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Computer Science
East of England

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

Miscellaneous Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
281 367 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 27.93% 35.98% 28.28%
Number of salaries quoted 248 332 291
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £22,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Computer Science Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Computer Science Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Computer Science
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +16 24 £36,500 +32.72%
Luton +11 17 £32,500 -38.09%
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £23,000 -
Computer Science
East of England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

1 121 (97.58%) Degree
2 37 (29.84%) XML
3 29 (23.39%) Telecoms
4 26 (20.97%) Software Engineering
5 24 (19.35%) Project Management
6 23 (18.55%) 3G
6 23 (18.55%) 2G
7 22 (17.74%) XMetaL
7 22 (17.74%) Web Development
7 22 (17.74%) .NET
8 21 (16.94%) Mathematics
8 21 (16.94%) LTE
9 20 (16.13%) SQL
9 20 (16.13%) Linux
10 19 (15.32%) JavaScript
10 19 (15.32%) jQuery
10 19 (15.32%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (14.52%) C#
12 17 (13.71%) HTML
12 17 (13.71%) Cisco
12 17 (13.71%) Microsoft
13 16 (12.90%) Ajax
13 16 (12.90%) Content Management
14 15 (12.10%) Finance
14 15 (12.10%) ASP.NET
15 13 (10.48%) SAN
15 13 (10.48%) Java
15 13 (10.48%) Replication
16 12 (9.68%) SQL Server
16 12 (9.68%) Web Services

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 6 (4.84%) CMS
2 5 (4.03%) Apache
3 3 (2.42%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.42%) IIS
4 2 (1.61%) SAS
4 2 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (17.74%) XMetaL
2 8 (6.45%) FrameMaker
3 7 (5.65%) MS Visio
4 6 (4.84%) MS Office
5 4 (3.23%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.55%) 3G
1 23 (18.55%) 2G
2 21 (16.94%) LTE
3 13 (10.48%) SAN
4 10 (8.06%) Wireless
5 9 (7.26%) NAS
6 7 (5.65%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.84%) SS7
7 6 (4.84%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (4.84%) SMS
7 6 (4.84%) 3GPP
7 6 (4.84%) VoIP
7 6 (4.84%) Ethernet
7 6 (4.84%) 4G
7 6 (4.84%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (4.03%) Network Security
8 5 (4.03%) UMTS
8 5 (4.03%) GSM
9 4 (3.23%) Firewall
9 4 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.26%) MySQL
3 8 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.03%) MS Access
4 5 (4.03%) FileMaker
5 3 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.61%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.61%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (1.61%) OLAP
6 2 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (7.26%) JUnit
2 7 (5.65%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.65%) XMLSpy
3 5 (4.03%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.42%) Selenium
4 3 (2.42%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.61%) Subversion
General
1 29 (23.39%) Telecoms
2 15 (12.10%) Finance
3 11 (8.87%) Marketing
4 7 (5.65%) Games
5 6 (4.84%) Automotive
6 5 (4.03%) Retail
7 3 (2.42%) Back Office
7 3 (2.42%) Legal
8 1 (0.81%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (29.03%) Developer
2 23 (18.55%) Author
2 23 (18.55%) Technical Author
3 20 (16.13%) Junior
4 17 (13.71%) Analyst
5 15 (12.10%) Junior Technical Author
6 14 (11.29%) Business Analyst
7 12 (9.68%) Graduate
8 11 (8.87%) Software Developer
9 10 (8.06%) C# Developer
9 10 (8.06%) Technical Specialist
9 10 (8.06%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (7.26%) Operations Engineer
10 9 (7.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 9 (7.26%) Java Developer
10 9 (7.26%) J2EE Developer
11 8 (6.45%) Storage Specialist
11 8 (6.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (5.65%) Graduate Developer
12 7 (5.65%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (29.84%) XML
2 22 (17.74%) .NET
3 19 (15.32%) jQuery
4 17 (13.71%) HTML
5 16 (12.90%) Ajax
6 15 (12.10%) ASP.NET
7 12 (9.68%) Web Services
8 9 (7.26%) EJB
8 9 (7.26%) J2EE
8 9 (7.26%) Struts
8 9 (7.26%) JSP
9 8 (6.45%) WCF
9 8 (6.45%) WPF
10 7 (5.65%) Silverlight
10 7 (5.65%) HTML5
11 4 (3.23%) CSS
12 3 (2.42%) LAMP
12 3 (2.42%) Highcharts JS
12 3 (2.42%) AngularJS
13 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.94%) Mathematics
2 13 (10.48%) Replication
3 10 (8.06%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (7.26%) Management Information System
5 8 (6.45%) CLARiiON
5 8 (6.45%) EMC Centera
5 8 (6.45%) Physics
5 8 (6.45%) Symmetrix DMX
6 7 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (5.65%) E-Learning
7 6 (4.84%) Social Media
8 3 (2.42%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (1.61%) Open Source
9 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.61%) Clustering
10 1 (0.81%) LIMS
10 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.13%) Linux
2 11 (8.87%) Windows
3 3 (2.42%) UNIX
3 3 (2.42%) Debian
4 2 (1.61%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (1.61%) Android
4 2 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.81%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.97%) Software Engineering
2 24 (19.35%) Project Management
3 22 (17.74%) Web Development
4 19 (15.32%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (12.90%) Content Management
6 11 (8.87%) ITIL
7 10 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (7.26%) Unit Testing
9 8 (6.45%) Performance Management
9 8 (6.45%) UML
9 8 (6.45%) Asset Management
10 7 (5.65%) Workflow
10 7 (5.65%) Mentoring
11 6 (4.84%) User Stories
11 6 (4.84%) Change Control
11 6 (4.84%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (4.84%) BPMN
11 6 (4.84%) Network Architecture
11 6 (4.84%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.13%) SQL
2 19 (15.32%) JavaScript
3 18 (14.52%) C#
4 13 (10.48%) Java
5 11 (8.87%) VB.NET
6 8 (6.45%) PHP
7 6 (4.84%) Python
8 5 (4.03%) VB
9 4 (3.23%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.42%) Perl
11 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.61%) C
12 1 (0.81%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 121 (97.58%) Degree
2 10 (8.06%) PhD
3 9 (7.26%) Sun Certification
4 6 (4.84%) ISEB
5 4 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.42%) PMP
6 3 (2.42%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.61%) VCP5
8 1 (0.81%) MCITP
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.81%) CCNA
8 1 (0.81%) MCP
8 1 (0.81%) HNC
8 1 (0.81%) MCSE
8 1 (0.81%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.81%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (6.45%) Firmware
2 4 (3.23%) VMware ESX
2 4 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.23%) VMFS
2 4 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.42%) Snort
3 3 (2.42%) Xen
4 2 (1.61%) vCloud
4 2 (1.61%) vSphere
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (2.42%) Nagios
2 2 (1.61%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.81%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 17 (13.71%) Cisco
1 17 (13.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.68%) NetApp
3 10 (8.06%) EMC
4 9 (7.26%) Sun
4 9 (7.26%) Oracle
5 8 (6.45%) Adobe
6 6 (4.84%) VMware
7 4 (3.23%) HP
8 3 (2.42%) SAP
8 3 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.61%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.61%) hybris
9 2 (1.61%) Cognos
9 2 (1.61%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.61%) Dell
10 1 (0.81%) TOWER Software
10 1 (0.81%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.81%) CheckPoint