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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 36 34 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 76 84 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.55% 6.16% 7.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.97% 17.68% 21.25%
Number of salaries quoted 61 61 67
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,972 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.34% +8.49%
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
476 475 433
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 34.77% 34.82% 36.79%
Number of salaries quoted 310 281 271
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 26 January 2015.

Computer Science Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 173 (90.58%) Degree
2 98 (51.31%) Software Engineering
3 83 (43.46%) C#
4 80 (41.88%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (39.27%) Java
6 69 (36.13%) Mathematics
7 67 (35.08%) C++
8 65 (34.03%) Linux
9 60 (31.41%) .NET
10 50 (26.18%) Windows
11 46 (24.08%) UNIX
11 46 (24.08%) OO
12 42 (21.99%) HTML
13 40 (20.94%) JavaScript
14 39 (20.42%) Finance
15 35 (18.32%) Physics
16 34 (17.80%) TDD
16 34 (17.80%) CSS
16 34 (17.80%) OOP
17 33 (17.28%) C
18 30 (15.71%) SQL Server
19 29 (15.18%) Perl
19 29 (15.18%) WPF
19 29 (15.18%) Unit Testing
20 27 (14.14%) Visual Studio
20 27 (14.14%) MVC
21 26 (13.61%) SQL
21 26 (13.61%) OpenGL
22 25 (13.09%) Subversion
22 25 (13.09%) jQuery

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 16 (8.38%) Apache
2 15 (7.85%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.66%) WebSphere
4 6 (3.14%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.14%) JBoss
5 4 (2.09%) Lync
5 4 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.57%) SAS
6 3 (1.57%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.05%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.57%) MS Project
3 1 (0.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.52%) SPSS
3 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) FLEXCUBE
1 3 (1.57%) Temenos T24
1 3 (1.57%) Finacle
2 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.05%) SaaS
4 1 (0.52%) Office 365
4 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.95%) Ethernet
2 13 (6.81%) Internet
3 12 (6.28%) HTTP
4 9 (4.71%) Firewall
5 6 (3.14%) Wireshark
5 6 (3.14%) tcpdump
6 5 (2.62%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.09%) LDAP
7 4 (2.09%) WAN
7 4 (2.09%) SAN
7 4 (2.09%) SSH
8 3 (1.57%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (1.57%) Network Security
8 3 (1.57%) IP Telephony
8 3 (1.57%) FTP
8 3 (1.57%) DNS
9 2 (1.05%) CTI
9 2 (1.05%) NAS
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.04%) Relational Database
3 15 (7.85%) RDBMS
4 12 (6.28%) MySQL
5 4 (2.09%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.09%) Big Data
6 3 (1.57%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.52%) DB2
8 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (14.14%) Visual Studio
2 25 (13.09%) Subversion
3 16 (8.38%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.62%) Clang
5 3 (1.57%) JUnit
5 3 (1.57%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.05%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.52%) JIRA
7 1 (0.52%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.52%) NUnit
7 1 (0.52%) Emacs
General
1 39 (20.42%) Finance
2 21 (10.99%) Electronics
3 14 (7.33%) Banking
4 8 (4.19%) Games
5 3 (1.57%) French Language
6 2 (1.05%) Retail
6 2 (1.05%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.05%) Marketing
6 2 (1.05%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.52%) German Language
7 1 (0.52%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 84 (43.98%) Developer
2 51 (26.70%) Software Engineer
3 45 (23.56%) Software Developer
4 25 (13.09%) C# Developer
5 18 (9.42%) Analyst
5 18 (9.42%) Java Developer
6 11 (5.76%) .NET Developer
6 11 (5.76%) Graduate
6 11 (5.76%) C# Software Developer
7 10 (5.24%) C++ Developer
8 9 (4.71%) Senior Developer
8 9 (4.71%) Junior
8 9 (4.71%) C++ Software Developer
8 9 (4.71%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (3.66%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (3.14%) QA Engineer
11 4 (2.09%) Project Manager
11 4 (2.09%) Web Developer
11 4 (2.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (2.09%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (31.41%) .NET
2 42 (21.99%) HTML
3 34 (17.80%) CSS
4 29 (15.18%) WPF
5 26 (13.61%) OpenGL
6 25 (13.09%) jQuery
6 25 (13.09%) Qt
7 24 (12.57%) STL
8 23 (12.04%) ASP.NET
9 20 (10.47%) Web Services
10 19 (9.95%) XML
10 19 (9.95%) MFC
10 19 (9.95%) Direct3D
11 17 (8.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (8.90%) NHibernate
11 17 (8.90%) .NET Framework
12 14 (7.33%) JSP
12 14 (7.33%) Servlets
13 13 (6.81%) SOAP
13 13 (6.81%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 69 (36.13%) Mathematics
2 35 (18.32%) Physics
3 25 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (9.95%) CUDA
4 19 (9.95%) Visualisation
5 18 (9.42%) Management Information System
6 13 (6.81%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (5.76%) GIS
8 8 (4.19%) Open Source
8 8 (4.19%) Hedge funds
9 7 (3.66%) Equities
10 5 (2.62%) Statistics
11 4 (2.09%) Fat Client
11 4 (2.09%) Thin Client
11 4 (2.09%) User Experience
12 3 (1.57%) Data Structures
12 3 (1.57%) Mobile App
13 2 (1.05%) Algorithms
13 2 (1.05%) Client/Server
13 2 (1.05%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 65 (34.03%) Linux
2 50 (26.18%) Windows
3 46 (24.08%) UNIX
4 17 (8.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (5.76%) Debian
6 8 (4.19%) Android
7 7 (3.66%) Fedora
7 7 (3.66%) Apple iOS
8 6 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.14%) CentOS
8 6 (3.14%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.09%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (51.31%) Software Engineering
2 80 (41.88%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (24.08%) OO
4 34 (17.80%) OOP
4 34 (17.80%) TDD
5 29 (15.18%) Unit Testing
6 27 (14.14%) MVC
7 25 (13.09%) Waterfall
8 23 (12.04%) Project Management
9 21 (10.99%) Scrum
10 20 (10.47%) Linear Algebra
11 19 (9.95%) 3D Visualisation
11 19 (9.95%) Software Architecture
12 17 (8.90%) Investment Management
13 15 (7.85%) Multithreading
14 13 (6.81%) Automated Testing
15 12 (6.28%) Use Case
15 12 (6.28%) Domain-Driven Design
15 12 (6.28%) Information Security
15 12 (6.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 83 (43.46%) C#
2 75 (39.27%) Java
3 67 (35.08%) C++
4 40 (20.94%) JavaScript
5 33 (17.28%) C
6 29 (15.18%) Perl
7 26 (13.61%) SQL
8 20 (10.47%) Python
9 19 (9.95%) VC++
10 11 (5.76%) PL/SQL
11 10 (5.24%) Shell Script
12 7 (3.66%) Ruby
13 5 (2.62%) Objective-C
13 5 (2.62%) PHP
14 3 (1.57%) MATLAB
14 3 (1.57%) ActionScript
14 3 (1.57%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.57%) R
15 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
15 2 (1.05%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 173 (90.58%) Degree
2 7 (3.66%) PMP
2 7 (3.66%) PMI Certification
3 5 (2.62%) PhD
4 3 (1.57%) HND
4 3 (1.57%) GIAC
4 3 (1.57%) GCIA
4 3 (1.57%) GSEC
4 3 (1.57%) GCIH
4 3 (1.57%) GWAPT
4 3 (1.57%) GPEN
4 3 (1.57%) OSCP
4 3 (1.57%) OSCE
5 1 (0.52%) CCNP
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.95%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.09%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.57%) Snort
4 2 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.52%) Squid
5 1 (0.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) Puppet
1 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.52%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (9.95%) Oracle
2 16 (8.38%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.71%) Dell
4 7 (3.66%) Cisco
5 4 (2.09%) HP
5 4 (2.09%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.57%) Planview
6 3 (1.57%) Adobe
6 3 (1.57%) Sybase
7 2 (1.05%) Informatica
7 2 (1.05%) Veeam
7 2 (1.05%) Perforce
7 2 (1.05%) VMware
8 1 (0.52%) Google
8 1 (0.52%) F5
8 1 (0.52%) Splunk
8 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.52%) CheckPoint
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Career Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Seebyte Ltd
Salary: From £24k-£39k dependent on experience + pension scheme + bonuses
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cloudreach
Posted: 18 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cloudreach
Posted: 20 days ago