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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 40 25 33
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 77 114 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.84% 7.74% 6.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.07% 19.26% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 62 77 44
Average salary £35,750 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.62% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £27,300 £23,650
10% offered a salary of more than £41,350 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Computer Science
Scotland

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

Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
638 592 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 40.13% 40.19% 37.19%
Number of salaries quoted 388 378 294
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,800 £28,550
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Computer Science Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

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

Computer Science Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

1 140 (90.91%) Degree
2 101 (65.58%) Software Engineering
3 74 (48.05%) Java
4 67 (43.51%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (35.06%) Linux
6 48 (31.17%) C++
7 44 (28.57%) Relational Database
8 40 (25.97%) HTML
8 40 (25.97%) SQL
9 38 (24.68%) RDBMS
10 37 (24.03%) OO
11 36 (23.38%) JSP
11 36 (23.38%) Servlets
11 36 (23.38%) Mathematics
12 35 (22.73%) Web Services
13 34 (22.08%) .NET
14 33 (21.43%) C#
14 33 (21.43%) QA
15 32 (20.78%) Scrum
15 32 (20.78%) Oracle
15 32 (20.78%) Windows
16 30 (19.48%) Perl
16 30 (19.48%) Automated Testing
16 30 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
17 29 (18.83%) SDLC
17 29 (18.83%) JavaScript
17 29 (18.83%) Finance
18 25 (16.23%) Apache
18 25 (16.23%) Git (software)
19 24 (15.58%) Tomcat

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 25 (16.23%) Apache
2 24 (15.58%) Tomcat
3 16 (10.39%) JBoss
4 14 (9.09%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.90%) SAS
6 2 (1.30%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.30%) CMS
6 2 (1.30%) Drupal
6 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.65%) IIS
7 1 (0.65%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.95%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.95%) SaaS
1 3 (1.95%) GitHub
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.29%) Internet
2 21 (13.64%) Ethernet
3 14 (9.09%) CTI
4 5 (3.25%) SSL
4 5 (3.25%) HTTP
4 5 (3.25%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.95%) LDAP
5 3 (1.95%) LAN
5 3 (1.95%) VoIP
5 3 (1.95%) WLAN
6 2 (1.30%) DNS
7 1 (0.65%) WAN
7 1 (0.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 38 (24.68%) RDBMS
3 22 (14.29%) MySQL
4 21 (13.64%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 25 (16.23%) Git (software)
2 19 (12.34%) Subversion
3 16 (10.39%) Visual Studio
4 12 (7.79%) JUnit
5 5 (3.25%) Selenium
6 4 (2.60%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.95%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (1.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.30%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.30%) PHPUnit
8 2 (1.30%) VectorCAST
8 2 (1.30%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.65%) QUnit
9 1 (0.65%) TestLink
9 1 (0.65%) Clang
9 1 (0.65%) GCC
9 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.65%) PowerBuilder
General
1 29 (18.83%) Finance
2 16 (10.39%) Electronics
3 10 (6.49%) Banking
4 3 (1.95%) Avionics
4 3 (1.95%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.95%) Military
5 2 (1.30%) Legal
5 2 (1.30%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.30%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.30%) Marketing
5 2 (1.30%) German Language
6 1 (0.65%) Local Government
6 1 (0.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (29.87%) Software Engineer
2 45 (29.22%) Developer
3 27 (17.53%) Analyst
4 24 (15.58%) Java Developer
5 14 (9.09%) Graduate
5 14 (9.09%) Junior
6 12 (7.79%) Test Analyst
7 11 (7.14%) Tester
8 10 (6.49%) Senior Developer
9 9 (5.84%) Security Analyst
9 9 (5.84%) Automation Tester
10 7 (4.55%) Automation Analyst
10 7 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
11 6 (3.90%) Test Engineer
12 5 (3.25%) C++ Developer
12 5 (3.25%) Graduate Developer
12 5 (3.25%) DevOps Engineer
13 4 (2.60%) Junior Analyst
13 4 (2.60%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (25.97%) HTML
2 36 (23.38%) JSP
2 36 (23.38%) Servlets
3 35 (22.73%) Web Services
4 34 (22.08%) .NET
5 22 (14.29%) SOAP
5 22 (14.29%) CSS
5 22 (14.29%) CGI
6 18 (11.69%) XML
7 17 (11.04%) EJB
7 17 (11.04%) Java EE
7 17 (11.04%) EJB 3.0
8 16 (10.39%) STL
8 16 (10.39%) MFC
9 15 (9.74%) jQuery
10 14 (9.09%) JMS
10 14 (9.09%) Dojo
10 14 (9.09%) Java SE
11 11 (7.14%) WinForms
12 9 (5.84%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (23.38%) Mathematics
2 30 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (11.69%) Embedded Systems
4 17 (11.04%) Visualisation
5 14 (9.09%) GIS
6 13 (8.44%) Physics
7 8 (5.19%) Algorithms
8 6 (3.90%) CUDA
9 5 (3.25%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.95%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.95%) Artificial Intelligence
10 3 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.95%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (1.95%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (1.95%) SCADA
11 2 (1.30%) Economics
12 1 (0.65%) Statistics
12 1 (0.65%) Chemistry
12 1 (0.65%) Biology
12 1 (0.65%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 54 (35.06%) Linux
2 32 (20.78%) Windows
3 24 (15.58%) Android
4 22 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (14.29%) Debian
5 18 (11.69%) UNIX
6 5 (3.25%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.95%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.30%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.30%) Solaris
8 2 (1.30%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.30%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (65.58%) Software Engineering
2 67 (43.51%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (24.03%) OO
4 32 (20.78%) Scrum
5 30 (19.48%) Automated Testing
6 29 (18.83%) SDLC
7 21 (13.64%) Unit Testing
8 20 (12.99%) Project Management
9 19 (12.34%) OOP
10 18 (11.69%) TDD
10 18 (11.69%) Software Testing
11 17 (11.04%) Software Architecture
11 17 (11.04%) Waterfall
12 16 (10.39%) 3D Visualisation
12 16 (10.39%) Linear Algebra
13 15 (9.74%) OOD
14 14 (9.09%) Service Management
14 14 (9.09%) ITSM
15 13 (8.44%) Mentoring
16 12 (7.79%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 74 (48.05%) Java
2 48 (31.17%) C++
3 40 (25.97%) SQL
4 33 (21.43%) C#
5 30 (19.48%) Perl
6 29 (18.83%) JavaScript
7 24 (15.58%) Python
8 17 (11.04%) C
9 16 (10.39%) VC++
10 11 (7.14%) PL/SQL
11 7 (4.55%) Assembly Language
12 5 (3.25%) VB
13 3 (1.95%) Lisp
13 3 (1.95%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.95%) MATLAB
13 3 (1.95%) PHP
14 2 (1.30%) sed
15 1 (0.65%) Ruby
15 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 140 (90.91%) Degree
2 5 (3.25%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.25%) CISSP
2 5 (3.25%) CISA
2 5 (3.25%) CISM
3 3 (1.95%) MBA
3 3 (1.95%) PhD
3 3 (1.95%) CCNP
3 3 (1.95%) CCNA
3 3 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.30%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.30%) ISEB
5 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (21.43%) QA
2 3 (1.95%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.95%) COBIT
3 2 (1.30%) HIPAA
3 2 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.60%) Puppet
1 4 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (20.78%) Oracle
2 10 (6.49%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.95%) Cisco
3 3 (1.95%) Rackspace
4 2 (1.30%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.30%) Avaloq
4 2 (1.30%) Wind River
4 2 (1.30%) SAP
4 2 (1.30%) Informatica
5 1 (0.65%) VMware
5 1 (0.65%) Sun
5 1 (0.65%) HP
5 1 (0.65%) IBM
Edinburgh, Midlothian
7 Fifty Two Solutions Ltd
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 21 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35k - 60k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Seebyte Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £39,000 per annum Dependent on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Career progression
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £48000 per annum + Good Career Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Edinburgh
OHO Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + 33 days holiday, dental, healthcare
Posted: 27 days ago
Edinburgh
OHO Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + 33 Days Holiday, Health Insurance
Posted: 27 days ago