The 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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 63 64 71
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 59 48 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.39% 2.94% 2.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.41% 9.06% 9.88%
Number of salaries quoted 52 41 36
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Computer Science
West Midlands

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

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
517 530 415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 29.73% 32.48% 24.70%
Number of salaries quoted 418 465 355
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,075 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £64,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 March 2015.

Computer Science Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 73 (76.04%) Degree
2 47 (48.96%) C#
2 47 (48.96%) .NET
3 42 (43.75%) SQL Server
4 37 (38.54%) SQL
4 37 (38.54%) HTML
5 34 (35.42%) JavaScript
5 34 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (34.38%) Microsoft
7 31 (32.29%) ASP.NET
7 31 (32.29%) CSS
8 29 (30.21%) Software Engineering
9 24 (25.00%) MVC
9 24 (25.00%) XML
9 24 (25.00%) WCF
10 22 (22.92%) Web Services
11 20 (20.83%) Java
12 19 (19.79%) VB.NET
12 19 (19.79%) Windows
12 19 (19.79%) Finance
13 18 (18.75%) OO
13 18 (18.75%) MySQL
14 17 (17.71%) VB
15 16 (16.67%) Visual Studio
16 15 (15.63%) WPF
16 15 (15.63%) HTML5
17 13 (13.54%) .NET Framework
18 12 (12.50%) TDD
18 12 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
18 12 (12.50%) NoSQL

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.33%) Node.js
3 5 (5.21%) IIS
4 2 (2.08%) JBoss
5 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.04%) CMS
5 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.04%) Drupal
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.04%) Lync
5 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.21%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.04%) Magento
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.25%) DNS
2 5 (5.21%) HTTPS
3 4 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.13%) SAN
4 3 (3.13%) Internet
4 3 (3.13%) Firewall
5 2 (2.08%) Wireshark
5 2 (2.08%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.04%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.04%) LDAP
6 1 (1.04%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.04%) NAS
6 1 (1.04%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 18 (18.75%) MySQL
3 12 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.21%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (5.21%) Data Mining
6 4 (4.17%) HBase
6 4 (4.17%) Big Data
6 4 (4.17%) Hadoop
6 4 (4.17%) Apache Hive
6 4 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (4.17%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.17%) Impala
7 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.13%) Oracle9i Database
7 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.04%) SAP BW
9 1 (1.04%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 16 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 11 (11.46%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.08%) JUnit
4 2 (2.08%) PHPUnit
4 2 (2.08%) RequisitePro
5 1 (1.04%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.04%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (19.79%) Finance
2 10 (10.42%) Retail
3 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.13%) Aerospace
3 3 (3.13%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.08%) Automotive
5 1 (1.04%) Electronics
5 1 (1.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 65 (67.71%) Developer
2 25 (26.04%) Junior
2 25 (26.04%) Junior Developer
3 24 (25.00%) Software Developer
4 21 (21.88%) .NET Developer
5 16 (16.67%) C# Developer
6 13 (13.54%) Junior .NET Developer
7 12 (12.50%) Graduate
8 11 (11.46%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (10.42%) Java Developer
10 9 (9.38%) Web Developer
10 9 (9.38%) Junior Software Developer
11 8 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (7.29%) PHP Developer
12 7 (7.29%) Applications Support
13 6 (6.25%) Architect
14 5 (5.21%) Analyst
14 5 (5.21%) Senior Developer
15 4 (4.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (48.96%) .NET
2 37 (38.54%) HTML
3 31 (32.29%) ASP.NET
3 31 (32.29%) CSS
4 24 (25.00%) XML
4 24 (25.00%) WCF
5 22 (22.92%) Web Services
6 15 (15.63%) WPF
6 15 (15.63%) HTML5
7 13 (13.54%) .NET Framework
8 12 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (11.46%) Silverlight
10 9 (9.38%) CSS3
11 8 (8.33%) REST
11 8 (8.33%) RESTful
11 8 (8.33%) LINQ
11 8 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (7.29%) JSON
12 7 (7.29%) SOAP
13 5 (5.21%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.46%) Mathematics
2 9 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.38%) Algorithms
3 8 (8.33%) Physics
4 5 (5.21%) Visualisation
4 5 (5.21%) Client/Server
4 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.21%) Artificial Intelligence
5 3 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.13%) Statistics
5 3 (3.13%) User Experience
6 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.08%) Clustering
7 1 (1.04%) IVR
7 1 (1.04%) Web 2.0
7 1 (1.04%) Replication
7 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.04%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.04%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.79%) Windows
2 11 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (10.42%) Linux
4 7 (7.29%) UNIX
5 6 (6.25%) Windows XP
5 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.17%) CentOS
7 3 (3.13%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (30.21%) Software Engineering
3 24 (25.00%) MVC
4 18 (18.75%) OO
5 12 (12.50%) TDD
6 11 (11.46%) Web Development
7 10 (10.42%) OOP
7 10 (10.42%) OOD
7 10 (10.42%) Web Application Development
8 8 (8.33%) BDD
9 7 (7.29%) CRM
9 7 (7.29%) Scrum
10 5 (5.21%) Pattern Recognition
10 5 (5.21%) Signal Processing
10 5 (5.21%) Analytics
10 5 (5.21%) Image Processing
10 5 (5.21%) Probability Theory
10 5 (5.21%) Linear Algebra
11 4 (4.17%) DevOps
11 4 (4.17%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 47 (48.96%) C#
2 37 (38.54%) SQL
3 34 (35.42%) JavaScript
4 20 (20.83%) Java
5 19 (19.79%) VB.NET
6 17 (17.71%) VB
7 12 (12.50%) PHP
8 10 (10.42%) C++
8 10 (10.42%) Python
9 8 (8.33%) Ruby
9 8 (8.33%) PowerShell
10 7 (7.29%) C
11 6 (6.25%) PHP5
12 5 (5.21%) VB6
12 5 (5.21%) Perl
12 5 (5.21%) Fortran
12 5 (5.21%) T-SQL
13 4 (4.17%) Bash Shell
14 3 (3.13%) Objective-C
15 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 73 (76.04%) Degree
2 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.21%) PhD
4 2 (2.08%) ISEB
4 2 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.08%) MCSE
5 1 (1.04%) GIAC
5 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.04%) CISSP
5 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.04%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 4 (4.17%) Docker
2 3 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.04%) Xen
3 1 (1.04%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) Puppet
1 4 (4.17%) Vagrant
1 4 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.13%) WSUS
2 3 (3.13%) SCCM
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 33 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.42%) Oracle
3 5 (5.21%) BT
3 5 (5.21%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.17%) Cloudera
5 3 (3.13%) Cisco
6 2 (2.08%) Apple
7 1 (1.04%) Sage
7 1 (1.04%) VMware
7 1 (1.04%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.04%) Kaseya
7 1 (1.04%) Talend
7 1 (1.04%) IBM
7 1 (1.04%) SAP
7 1 (1.04%) Sun
7 1 (1.04%) HP
7 1 (1.04%) EMC
7 1 (1.04%) Informatica
7 1 (1.04%) NetApp
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