The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 71 55 79
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +24
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 51 73 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.62% 3.61% 1.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.52% 14.48% 7.86%
Number of salaries quoted 35 73 29
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +53.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £20,200 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £68,300 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
485 504 407
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.87% 24.91% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 397 463 367
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Computer Science
West Midlands

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Computer Science Salary Trend in Birmingham

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Computer Science Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 87 (85.29%) Degree
2 50 (49.02%) .NET
3 48 (47.06%) C#
3 48 (47.06%) Finance
4 43 (42.16%) SQL
5 34 (33.33%) Java
6 33 (32.35%) SQL Server
7 30 (29.41%) JavaScript
8 29 (28.43%) HTML
8 29 (28.43%) Microsoft
9 28 (27.45%) CSS
10 24 (23.53%) ASP.NET
10 24 (23.53%) Software Engineering
11 23 (22.55%) OO
12 22 (21.57%) XML
12 22 (21.57%) Mathematics
13 19 (18.63%) VB.NET
13 19 (18.63%) Windows
13 19 (18.63%) Banking
14 18 (17.65%) C
15 17 (16.67%) QA
16 16 (15.69%) WCF
16 16 (15.69%) Economics
16 16 (15.69%) Business Analysis
17 15 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
17 15 (14.71%) MS Office
17 15 (14.71%) MS Excel
18 14 (13.73%) Oracle
18 14 (13.73%) .NET Framework
19 13 (12.75%) Visual Studio

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 9 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.86%) WebSphere
3 6 (5.88%) IIS
4 4 (3.92%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.94%) Apache
5 3 (2.94%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.98%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (14.71%) MS Office
1 15 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.96%) SPSS
2 2 (1.96%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.96%) MS Project
3 1 (0.98%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.88%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.98%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.90%) Internet
2 1 (0.98%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.98%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (3.92%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.92%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.96%) MySQL
5 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.98%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (12.75%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.92%) NUnit
2 4 (3.92%) Selenium
2 4 (3.92%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.92%) WebDriver
3 2 (1.96%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.96%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (0.98%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.98%) Xcode
4 1 (0.98%) MSTest
4 1 (0.98%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.98%) Moq
General
1 48 (47.06%) Finance
2 19 (18.63%) Banking
3 7 (6.86%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.90%) Automotive
5 3 (2.94%) Front Office
5 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.96%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.96%) Legal
7 1 (0.98%) Games
7 1 (0.98%) Billing
7 1 (0.98%) Electronics
7 1 (0.98%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (55.88%) Developer
2 23 (22.55%) Analyst
3 20 (19.61%) .NET Developer
4 16 (15.69%) Senior Developer
4 16 (15.69%) Business Analyst
5 14 (13.73%) C# Developer
6 13 (12.75%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (11.76%) Software Developer
8 9 (8.82%) Graduate
9 8 (7.84%) Software Engineer
9 8 (7.84%) Programmer
10 7 (6.86%) Delphi Developer
10 7 (6.86%) Delphi Programmer
10 7 (6.86%) Banking Business Analyst
10 7 (6.86%) Delphi Software Engineer
10 7 (6.86%) .NET Software Developer
11 6 (5.88%) Financial Business Analyst
11 6 (5.88%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 6 (5.88%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 6 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (49.02%) .NET
2 29 (28.43%) HTML
3 28 (27.45%) CSS
4 24 (23.53%) ASP.NET
5 22 (21.57%) XML
6 16 (15.69%) WCF
7 14 (13.73%) .NET Framework
8 10 (9.80%) ADO.NET
9 9 (8.82%) Ajax
9 9 (8.82%) Web Services
10 8 (7.84%) jQuery
11 7 (6.86%) WPF
12 6 (5.88%) XSLT
12 6 (5.88%) .NET Compact Framework
13 5 (4.90%) Symfony
13 5 (4.90%) DOM
13 5 (4.90%) WinForms
13 5 (4.90%) Spring
14 4 (3.92%) Windows SharePoint Services
14 4 (3.92%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.57%) Mathematics
2 16 (15.69%) Economics
3 9 (8.82%) Client/Server
4 7 (6.86%) iSeries
4 7 (6.86%) AS400
5 6 (5.88%) Physics
6 4 (3.92%) Credit Risk
6 4 (3.92%) Telematics
6 4 (3.92%) Remote Sensing
6 4 (3.92%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.96%) Statistics
7 2 (1.96%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.96%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.98%) Derivative
8 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.98%) iPhone
8 1 (0.98%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.98%) Open Source
8 1 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.63%) Windows
2 10 (9.80%) UNIX
3 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.92%) Linux
5 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.98%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.53%) Software Engineering
2 23 (22.55%) OO
3 16 (15.69%) Business Analysis
4 11 (10.78%) Web Development
5 8 (7.84%) Content Management
5 8 (7.84%) Quality Management
6 7 (6.86%) Scrum
6 7 (6.86%) Document Management
7 6 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.88%) MVC
7 6 (5.88%) E-Commerce
7 6 (5.88%) OOD
8 5 (4.90%) Project Management
8 5 (4.90%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.90%) TDD
8 5 (4.90%) Data Analysis
8 5 (4.90%) Time Management
9 4 (3.92%) Web Testing
9 4 (3.92%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 48 (47.06%) C#
2 43 (42.16%) SQL
3 34 (33.33%) Java
4 30 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 19 (18.63%) VB.NET
6 18 (17.65%) C
7 12 (11.76%) T-SQL
8 8 (7.84%) VB
9 7 (6.86%) Shell Script
9 7 (6.86%) Delphi
9 7 (6.86%) PL/SQL
9 7 (6.86%) RPG
10 6 (5.88%) VB6
10 6 (5.88%) PHP5
10 6 (5.88%) PHP
11 4 (3.92%) Ruby
11 4 (3.92%) Python
11 4 (3.92%) Perl
12 3 (2.94%) C++
12 3 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 87 (85.29%) Degree
2 15 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.86%) MCSD
4 4 (3.92%) ISEB
4 4 (3.92%) MCTS
4 4 (3.92%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.94%) MCSE
6 2 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.98%) CEH
7 1 (0.98%) CCIE
7 1 (0.98%) CISSP
7 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 29 (28.43%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.73%) Oracle
3 9 (8.82%) JBoss
4 5 (4.90%) Zend
5 3 (2.94%) VMware
6 2 (1.96%) Trayport
6 2 (1.96%) Adobe
7 1 (0.98%) Citrix
7 1 (0.98%) Cisco
7 1 (0.98%) Rackspace
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