The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT jobs advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 26 23 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 8 14 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 7.08% 7.49% 2.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.11% 20.59% 7.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 3
Average salary £24,000 £45,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-46.66% +80.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Computer Science
Essex

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

Miscellaneous Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
61 68 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 53.98% 36.36% 38.76%
Number of salaries quoted 56 63 61
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,550 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £63,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Colchester

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

Computer Science Salary Trend in Colchester

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in Colchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Colchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Computer Science Salary Histogram in Colchester

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Colchester 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 16 (69.57%) Degree
2 12 (52.17%) Software Engineering
3 9 (39.13%) Java
3 9 (39.13%) Oracle
3 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (34.78%) Windows
4 8 (34.78%) JBoss
5 7 (30.43%) J2EE
5 7 (30.43%) CSS
5 7 (30.43%) C
5 7 (30.43%) C#
5 7 (30.43%) C++
5 7 (30.43%) HTML
5 7 (30.43%) XAML
5 7 (30.43%) WebSphere
5 7 (30.43%) Physics
5 7 (30.43%) WPF
6 6 (26.09%) Maven
6 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
6 6 (26.09%) Project Management
6 6 (26.09%) Ant
6 6 (26.09%) Swing
7 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
7 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
7 5 (21.74%) Linux
7 5 (21.74%) OOP
7 5 (21.74%) OO
7 5 (21.74%) IBM
7 5 (21.74%) MySQL

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Colchester 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 8 (34.78%) JBoss
2 7 (30.43%) WebSphere
3 4 (17.39%) WebLogic
4 2 (8.70%) GlassFish
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (17.39%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (8.70%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
2 5 (21.74%) NoSQL
2 5 (21.74%) MySQL
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
3 4 (17.39%) Data Mining
3 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Maven
1 6 (26.09%) Ant
2 2 (8.70%) Gradle
3 1 (4.35%) JUnit
3 1 (4.35%) Rational Rose
3 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.35%) JMeter
3 1 (4.35%) NUnit
3 1 (4.35%) ArgoUML
3 1 (4.35%) Cactus
3 1 (4.35%) FitNesse
3 1 (4.35%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.35%) DbUnit
3 1 (4.35%) JProfiler
3 1 (4.35%) Hudson
3 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.35%) Redmine
General
1 5 (21.74%) Automotive
2 4 (17.39%) Law
2 4 (17.39%) Legal
2 4 (17.39%) Games
3 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Software Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Java Developer
3 7 (30.43%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Graduate
4 4 (17.39%) Forensic Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Software Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Java Software Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (8.70%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Graduate Data Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Data Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Graduate Java Developer
7 1 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) HTML
1 7 (30.43%) J2EE
1 7 (30.43%) CSS
1 7 (30.43%) WPF
2 6 (26.09%) Swing
3 4 (17.39%) OpenCL
3 4 (17.39%) Ajax
4 2 (8.70%) JMS
4 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.35%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Physics
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 4 (17.39%) CUDA
2 4 (17.39%) Digital Media
2 4 (17.39%) Cybercrime
3 2 (8.70%) Statistics
3 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
3 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
3 4 (17.39%) Android
3 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Software Engineering
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Project Management
4 5 (21.74%) OOP
4 5 (21.74%) OO
4 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
5 4 (17.39%) Computer Forensics
5 4 (17.39%) Digital Forensics
5 4 (17.39%) Open Source
5 4 (17.39%) E-Discovery
6 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.35%) Validation
7 1 (4.35%) Use Case
7 1 (4.35%) Load Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) C
2 7 (30.43%) C#
2 7 (30.43%) C++
2 7 (30.43%) XAML
3 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
4 4 (17.39%) VC++
4 4 (17.39%) MATLAB
4 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) IBM
3 4 (17.39%) i2
3 4 (17.39%) Apple
3 4 (17.39%) Symbian
4 1 (4.35%) HP