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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 27 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 6 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 4.80% 6.99% 2.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.70% 19.23% 5.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 1
Average salary £20,000 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-55.55% +38.46%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +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
69 52 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 55.20% 36.36% 35.81%
Number of salaries quoted 64 49 50
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £26,150 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £62,500 £54,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 15 (88.24%) Degree
2 12 (70.59%) Software Engineering
3 8 (47.06%) Java
3 8 (47.06%) Oracle
4 7 (41.18%) XAML
4 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (41.18%) Physics
4 7 (41.18%) WPF
4 7 (41.18%) WebSphere
4 7 (41.18%) CSS
4 7 (41.18%) C
4 7 (41.18%) C#
4 7 (41.18%) C++
4 7 (41.18%) HTML
4 7 (41.18%) J2EE
4 7 (41.18%) JBoss
5 6 (35.29%) Relational Database
6 5 (29.41%) NoSQL
6 5 (29.41%) Maven
6 5 (29.41%) Automotive
6 5 (29.41%) Swing
6 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
6 5 (29.41%) Ant
7 4 (23.53%) WebLogic
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
7 4 (23.53%) Windows
7 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
7 4 (23.53%) Data Mining

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 7 (41.18%) JBoss
1 7 (41.18%) WebSphere
2 4 (23.53%) WebLogic
3 2 (11.76%) GlassFish
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Relational Database
2 5 (29.41%) NoSQL
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
3 4 (23.53%) Data Mining
3 4 (23.53%) RDBMS
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Ant
1 5 (29.41%) Maven
2 2 (11.76%) Gradle
General
1 5 (29.41%) Automotive
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Software Engineer
2 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) Java Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Graduate
3 3 (17.65%) Software Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Java Software Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (17.65%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Graduate Data Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Graduate Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) HTML
1 7 (41.18%) J2EE
1 7 (41.18%) CSS
1 7 (41.18%) WPF
2 5 (29.41%) Swing
3 4 (23.53%) OpenCL
3 4 (23.53%) Ajax
4 2 (11.76%) JMS
4 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Physics
2 4 (23.53%) CUDA
3 2 (11.76%) Visualisation
3 2 (11.76%) Statistics
3 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Software Engineering
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) OOP
3 4 (23.53%) OO
3 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
4 3 (17.65%) Open Source
4 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) C
2 7 (41.18%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) C++
2 7 (41.18%) XAML
3 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
4 4 (23.53%) VC++
4 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft