The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 42 56 38
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -18
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 56 47 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 5.11% 4.25% 6.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.27% 11.46% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 39 45 51
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £23,150
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £50,500 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Computer Science
South East

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

Miscellaneous Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
422 410 377
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 38.54% 37.10% 35.57%
Number of salaries quoted 337 331 311
Average salary £38,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Computer Science Salary Trend in Kent

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Kent region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Computer Science Salary Histogram in Kent

Computer Science
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Kent region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
Tunbridge Wells +7 38 £33,750 -20.58% 2
Maidstone -10 2 £50,000 +11.11%
Canterbury - 2 £33,750 - 2
Computer Science
South East

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 95 (97.94%) Degree
2 56 (57.73%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (39.18%) Web Services
4 37 (38.14%) XML
4 37 (38.14%) Java
5 33 (34.02%) Mobile App
6 32 (32.99%) JavaScript
7 30 (30.93%) OpenGL
7 30 (30.93%) JSON
7 30 (30.93%) Git (software)
7 30 (30.93%) Memory Management
7 30 (30.93%) REST
7 30 (30.93%) Mobile Development
8 28 (28.87%) .NET
9 25 (25.77%) SQL
10 23 (23.71%) C#
11 22 (22.68%) HTML
11 22 (22.68%) Android
11 22 (22.68%) Android Development
12 21 (21.65%) SQL Server
12 21 (21.65%) CSS
12 21 (21.65%) Eclipse
13 20 (20.62%) MS Excel
13 20 (20.62%) jQuery
13 20 (20.62%) Android SDK
14 17 (17.53%) ASP.NET
14 17 (17.53%) T-SQL
15 16 (16.49%) MVC
15 16 (16.49%) Unit Testing
15 16 (16.49%) HTML5

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 6 (6.19%) Apache
Applications
1 20 (20.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.12%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (4.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (4.12%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.37%) SaaS
2 6 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) PBX
1 2 (2.06%) Internet
1 2 (2.06%) 3G
1 2 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (2.06%) Wireless
1 2 (2.06%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.65%) SQL Server
2 15 (15.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (12.37%) Relational Database
4 11 (11.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (11.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (10.31%) SQL CLR
6 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (6.19%) MySQL
7 6 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.03%) Redis
9 1 (1.03%) Big Data
9 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 30 (30.93%) Git (software)
2 21 (21.65%) Eclipse
3 10 (10.31%) Xcode
4 9 (9.28%) NUnit
5 8 (8.25%) JUnit
6 7 (7.22%) Subversion
6 7 (7.22%) Selenium
6 7 (7.22%) WebDriver
7 6 (6.19%) Jasmine
8 5 (5.15%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (4.12%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.06%) Grunt
11 1 (1.03%) Ant
11 1 (1.03%) IntelliJ
11 1 (1.03%) jMock
11 1 (1.03%) EasyMock
General
1 10 (10.31%) Finance
2 6 (6.19%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.15%) Marketing
4 2 (2.06%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 80 (82.47%) Developer
2 22 (22.68%) Android Developer
3 16 (16.49%) SQL Developer
4 14 (14.43%) Junior
5 13 (13.40%) Web Developer
5 13 (13.40%) Junior Developer
6 12 (12.37%) SQL Server Developer
6 12 (12.37%) Graduate Developer
6 12 (12.37%) Graduate
7 10 (10.31%) iOS Developer
8 9 (9.28%) .NET Developer
8 9 (9.28%) Test Engineer
9 7 (7.22%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (7.22%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (6.19%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (6.19%) PHP Developer
10 6 (6.19%) Software Developer
11 5 (5.15%) Applications Developer
11 5 (5.15%) Web Applications Developer
11 5 (5.15%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (39.18%) Web Services
2 37 (38.14%) XML
3 30 (30.93%) OpenGL
3 30 (30.93%) JSON
3 30 (30.93%) REST
4 28 (28.87%) .NET
5 22 (22.68%) HTML
6 21 (21.65%) CSS
7 20 (20.62%) jQuery
7 20 (20.62%) Android SDK
8 17 (17.53%) ASP.NET
9 16 (16.49%) HTML5
10 15 (15.46%) KnockoutJS
11 10 (10.31%) Cocoa Touch
11 10 (10.31%) Cocoa
12 7 (7.22%) CSS3
13 6 (6.19%) Sass
13 6 (6.19%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (6.19%) LAMP
13 6 (6.19%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 33 (34.02%) Mobile App
2 15 (15.46%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (10.31%) iPhone
3 10 (10.31%) iPad
4 7 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.22%) Data Structures
5 6 (6.19%) Algorithms
5 6 (6.19%) Blog
5 6 (6.19%) Data Integration
6 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.09%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.09%) Physics
7 2 (2.06%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (1.03%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.68%) Android
2 12 (12.37%) Windows
3 10 (10.31%) Linux
3 10 (10.31%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (57.73%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (30.93%) Memory Management
2 30 (30.93%) Mobile Development
3 22 (22.68%) Android Development
4 16 (16.49%) Unit Testing
4 16 (16.49%) MVC
5 11 (11.34%) Software Engineering
5 11 (11.34%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (10.31%) iOS Development
6 10 (10.31%) Data Modelling
7 9 (9.28%) Test Automation
8 8 (8.25%) OO
9 7 (7.22%) Scalability Testing
9 7 (7.22%) Test Strategy
9 7 (7.22%) API Testing
10 6 (6.19%) TDD
10 6 (6.19%) Data Analysis
11 5 (5.15%) Scrum
11 5 (5.15%) SDLC
12 4 (4.12%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 37 (38.14%) Java
2 32 (32.99%) JavaScript
3 25 (25.77%) SQL
4 23 (23.71%) C#
5 17 (17.53%) T-SQL
6 10 (10.31%) Objective-C
7 8 (8.25%) PHP
8 3 (3.09%) C++
9 2 (2.06%) Python
9 2 (2.06%) C
10 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (97.94%) Degree
2 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.06%) ISEB
3 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.06%) MCITP
3 2 (2.06%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.03%) OCP
4 1 (1.03%) OCA
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.03%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.31%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.06%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.06%) Firmware
1 2 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 15 (15.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.12%) Adobe
2 4 (4.12%) Cisco
3 3 (3.09%) Apple
4 2 (2.06%) VMware
4 2 (2.06%) Google
4 2 (2.06%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.06%) Veeam
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle
5 1 (1.03%) Zend
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