The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 52 62 54
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 32 17 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 3.76% 2.29% 1.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.92% 10.24% 6.52%
Number of salaries quoted 32 17 9
Average salary £28,250 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.07% -18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Computer Science
South West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
201 166 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 23.59% 22.37% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 142 118 86
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £51,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Computer Science Salary Trend in Dorset

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Computer Science Salary Histogram in Dorset

Computer Science
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Poole +1 8 £32,500 -3.70% 1
Bournemouth -5 6 £28,750 -4.16%
Dorchester +7 4 £28,750 +38.55% 1
Weymouth +5 1 £25,000 -9.09% 1
Wimborne - 1 £45,000 -
Computer Science
South West

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 60 (93.75%) Degree
2 50 (78.13%) Software Engineering
3 38 (59.38%) C++
4 36 (56.25%) C#
5 30 (46.88%) Linux
6 22 (34.38%) Java
7 18 (28.13%) UNIX
7 18 (28.13%) Windows
7 18 (28.13%) .NET
8 17 (26.56%) SQL
9 16 (25.00%) C
10 15 (23.44%) Mathematics
11 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
12 13 (20.31%) ASP.NET
13 12 (18.75%) OO
13 12 (18.75%) Electronics
14 11 (17.19%) SQL Server
14 11 (17.19%) OOP
14 11 (17.19%) CSS
14 11 (17.19%) HTML
15 9 (14.06%) Scrum
16 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
17 6 (9.38%) Physics
17 6 (9.38%) Web Development
18 5 (7.81%) jQuery
18 5 (7.81%) Banking
18 5 (7.81%) Finance
19 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
19 4 (6.25%) MVC
19 4 (6.25%) TDD

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 1 (1.56%) Drupal
1 1 (1.56%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) WAN
1 4 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.69%) PBX
2 3 (4.69%) VoIP
3 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.56%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (18.75%) Electronics
2 5 (7.81%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (59.38%) Software Engineer
2 29 (45.31%) Graduate
3 25 (39.06%) Graduate Software Engineer
4 23 (35.94%) Junior
5 21 (32.81%) Developer
6 19 (29.69%) Junior Software Engineer
7 17 (26.56%) C++ Software Engineer
8 16 (25.00%) Software Developer
9 6 (9.38%) .NET Developer
10 5 (7.81%) C# Developer
11 4 (6.25%) Junior Developer
11 4 (6.25%) Graduate Software Developer
11 4 (6.25%) Graduate Developer
11 4 (6.25%) Junior Software Developer
11 4 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
11 4 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
12 3 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
12 3 (4.69%) Java Developer
13 2 (3.13%) C# Software Engineer
13 2 (3.13%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.13%) .NET
2 13 (20.31%) ASP.NET
3 11 (17.19%) CSS
3 11 (17.19%) HTML
4 5 (7.81%) jQuery
5 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (6.25%) WPF
5 4 (6.25%) NHibernate
6 3 (4.69%) WinForms
7 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.56%) XHTML
7 1 (1.56%) Symfony
7 1 (1.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.44%) Mathematics
2 6 (9.38%) Physics
3 3 (4.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (46.88%) Linux
2 18 (28.13%) UNIX
2 18 (28.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (78.13%) Software Engineering
2 12 (18.75%) OO
3 11 (17.19%) OOP
4 9 (14.06%) Scrum
5 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (9.38%) Web Development
7 4 (6.25%) MVC
7 4 (6.25%) TDD
7 4 (6.25%) Pair Programming
8 3 (4.69%) UML
8 3 (4.69%) Software Architecture
8 3 (4.69%) Multithreading
9 2 (3.13%) Time Management
9 2 (3.13%) Web Application Development
9 2 (3.13%) ITIL
10 1 (1.56%) OOA/OOD
10 1 (1.56%) SOA
10 1 (1.56%) Service Management
10 1 (1.56%) Service Delivery
10 1 (1.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (59.38%) C++
2 36 (56.25%) C#
3 22 (34.38%) Java
4 17 (26.56%) SQL
5 16 (25.00%) C
6 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
7 4 (6.25%) Embedded C
8 3 (4.69%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 60 (93.75%) Degree
2 3 (4.69%) HND
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.56%) PhD
3 1 (1.56%) CSQA
3 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorchester, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000-30,000
Posted: 3 days ago