The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 42 36 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 9 21 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 2.26% 5.11% 5.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.67% 16.94% 20.91%
Number of salaries quoted 9 21 18
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +18.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Computer Science
Bedfordshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
135 124 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 33.83% 30.17% 26.07%
Number of salaries quoted 98 107 83
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £35,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Luton

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

Computer Science Salary Trend in Luton

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Luton region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Computer Science Salary Histogram in Luton

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Luton 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 11 (91.67%) Degree
2 8 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (66.67%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) C++
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) CSS
4 2 (16.67%) SOAP
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) VB
4 2 (16.67%) Front Office
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 2 (16.67%) REST
4 2 (16.67%) Lumesse
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Line Management
5 1 (8.33%) User Stories
5 1 (8.33%) Workflow
5 1 (8.33%) Open Source
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) MCITP
5 1 (8.33%) MCP
5 1 (8.33%) MCSE

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Luton 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
General
1 2 (16.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
1 6 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Java Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) CSS
2 2 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (16.67%) REST
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) LIMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (8.33%) Workflow
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) User Stories
2 1 (8.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C++
1 8 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (16.67%) VB
2 2 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) Degree
2 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) MCP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Lumesse
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft