The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 53 35 38
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 295 406 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 4.65% 6.85% 5.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.07% 17.54% 15.66%
Number of salaries quoted 226 352 272
Average salary £35,000 £32,700 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.03% +0.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,700 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Computer Science
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2097 2315 2133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 33.02% 39.08% 37.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1609 1902 1823
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,514 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Computer Science
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Computer Science Salary Trend in the South West

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Science across the South West region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Computer Science Salary Histogram in the South West

Computer Science
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the South West region over the 3 months to 17 December 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
Bristol -26 92 £30,000 -14.28% 12
Gloucestershire -11 55 £40,000 +60.00% 4
Wiltshire -15 43 £37,972 +20.54% 10
Devon +2 38 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Dorset -5 33 £32,500 +38.29% 6
Somerset -8 27 £35,000 +17.64% 9
Cornwall -5 4 £37,000 +105.55%
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 539 (83.44%) Degree
2 294 (45.51%) Software Engineering
3 234 (36.22%) Java
4 204 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 191 (29.57%) SQL
6 186 (28.79%) C++
7 173 (26.78%) C#
8 138 (21.36%) JavaScript
9 135 (20.90%) HTML
10 130 (20.12%) Windows
11 129 (19.97%) Mathematics
12 128 (19.81%) XML
13 125 (19.35%) SQL Server
13 125 (19.35%) Finance
14 114 (17.65%) OO
15 107 (16.56%) .NET
16 105 (16.25%) CSS
17 104 (16.10%) Linux
18 98 (15.17%) Unit Testing
19 94 (14.55%) Spring
20 87 (13.47%) Oracle
20 87 (13.47%) Security Cleared
21 83 (12.85%) C
21 83 (12.85%) QA
22 81 (12.54%) Web Services
23 78 (12.07%) TDD
24 77 (11.92%) UNIX
25 76 (11.76%) Microsoft
25 76 (11.76%) Scrum
26 73 (11.30%) MVC

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 36 (5.57%) JBoss
2 34 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 31 (4.80%) WebSphere
4 27 (4.18%) Joomla!
4 27 (4.18%) Alfresco
5 18 (2.79%) Apache ServiceMix
6 12 (1.86%) IIS
7 11 (1.70%) SharePoint
7 11 (1.70%) MS Exchange
8 10 (1.55%) CMS
8 10 (1.55%) Apache
9 8 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.77%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.62%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.46%) SAS
13 3 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
14 2 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 57 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.33%) MS Office
3 9 (1.39%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 12 (1.86%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.46%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.46%) Shopify
2 3 (0.46%) Magento
3 2 (0.31%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.32%) SaaS
2 7 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.31%) PaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Office 365
5 1 (0.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 45 (6.97%) Internet
2 30 (4.64%) TCP/IP
3 21 (3.25%) HTTP
4 20 (3.10%) DNS
5 19 (2.94%) VPN
6 17 (2.63%) LDAP
6 17 (2.63%) DHCP
6 17 (2.63%) Firewall
7 11 (1.70%) SMTP
8 10 (1.55%) Wireshark
9 8 (1.24%) WAN
10 7 (1.08%) Ethernet
11 6 (0.93%) NAS
11 6 (0.93%) Network Security
11 6 (0.93%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.93%) SNMP
11 6 (0.93%) Kerberos
12 5 (0.77%) SAN
13 4 (0.62%) tcpdump
13 4 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 67 (10.37%) Relational Database
3 53 (8.20%) RDBMS
4 33 (5.11%) MongoDB
5 25 (3.87%) MySQL
6 20 (3.10%) Oracle Database
7 15 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.86%) DB2
10 9 (1.39%) Data Mining
11 8 (1.24%) NoSQL
11 8 (1.24%) Big Data
11 8 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.93%) MS Access
14 4 (0.62%) SQL Navigator
15 3 (0.46%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 42 (6.50%) Maven
1 42 (6.50%) Eclipse
2 41 (6.35%) Ant
3 38 (5.88%) JUnit
4 35 (5.42%) Git (software)
5 31 (4.80%) Eclipse RCP
6 30 (4.64%) Subversion
7 24 (3.72%) Visual Studio
8 23 (3.56%) Apache Ivy
9 19 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
10 18 (2.79%) Jenkins
11 8 (1.24%) Selenium
12 7 (1.08%) SoapUI
12 7 (1.08%) TestNG
13 6 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.77%) JIRA
15 3 (0.46%) IntelliJ
16 2 (0.31%) PHPUnit
16 2 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
16 2 (0.31%) Android Studio
General
1 125 (19.35%) Finance
2 67 (10.37%) Banking
3 40 (6.19%) Electronics
4 38 (5.88%) French Language
5 33 (5.11%) Manufacturing
6 32 (4.95%) Telecoms
7 29 (4.49%) Games
8 24 (3.72%) Aerospace
9 17 (2.63%) Retail
10 12 (1.86%) Local Government
11 9 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (1.08%) Spanish Language
13 6 (0.93%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.62%) Military
14 4 (0.62%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.62%) Marketing
14 4 (0.62%) Advertising
15 3 (0.46%) Publishing
16 1 (0.15%) Automotive
16 1 (0.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 217 (33.59%) Software Engineer
2 210 (32.51%) Developer
3 119 (18.42%) Graduate
4 61 (9.44%) Java Developer
4 61 (9.44%) Junior
5 57 (8.82%) Software Developer
6 53 (8.20%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 45 (6.97%) C++ Software Engineer
8 43 (6.66%) .NET Developer
9 41 (6.35%) Analyst
10 39 (6.04%) Java Software Engineer
11 37 (5.73%) Senior Software Engineer
12 31 (4.80%) Consultant
13 30 (4.64%) Graduate Developer
14 27 (4.18%) Junior Developer
15 26 (4.02%) C# Software Engineer
16 25 (3.87%) Junior Software Engineer
17 24 (3.72%) C# Developer
18 21 (3.25%) Architect
19 19 (2.94%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (20.90%) HTML
2 128 (19.81%) XML
3 107 (16.56%) .NET
4 105 (16.25%) CSS
5 94 (14.55%) Spring
6 81 (12.54%) Web Services
7 71 (10.99%) ASP.NET
8 66 (10.22%) HTML5
9 53 (8.20%) J2EE
10 50 (7.74%) Hibernate
11 45 (6.97%) jQuery
12 43 (6.66%) GWT
13 36 (5.57%) SOAP
14 30 (4.64%) Dojo
15 29 (4.49%) WPF
16 28 (4.33%) Spring MVC
16 28 (4.33%) XHTML
17 27 (4.18%) WSDL
17 27 (4.18%) Apache Flex
17 27 (4.18%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 129 (19.97%) Mathematics
2 65 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (8.82%) Open Source
4 44 (6.81%) Client/Server
5 40 (6.19%) Physics
6 34 (5.26%) Algorithms
7 30 (4.64%) Management Information System
8 27 (4.18%) RIA
9 23 (3.56%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (3.41%) Visualisation
10 22 (3.41%) Data Structures
10 22 (3.41%) N-Tier
11 18 (2.79%) SWIFT
11 18 (2.79%) Inversion of Control
12 12 (1.86%) Statistics
13 9 (1.39%) Mobile App
14 8 (1.24%) User Experience
15 7 (1.08%) GIS
16 5 (0.77%) Device Driver
16 5 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 130 (20.12%) Windows
2 104 (16.10%) Linux
3 77 (11.92%) UNIX
4 53 (8.20%) Android
5 49 (7.59%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.39%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.93%) Solaris
10 4 (0.62%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.31%) CentOS
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (0.31%) Fedora
11 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (45.51%) Software Engineering
2 204 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (17.65%) OO
4 98 (15.17%) Unit Testing
5 78 (12.07%) TDD
6 76 (11.76%) Scrum
7 73 (11.30%) MVC
8 59 (9.13%) UML
9 53 (8.20%) ITIL
10 45 (6.97%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (6.50%) Software Testing
12 37 (5.73%) OOP
13 34 (5.26%) OOD
14 33 (5.11%) Web Development
15 32 (4.95%) iOS Development
16 31 (4.80%) Problem Management
17 29 (4.49%) Android Development
18 27 (4.18%) Project Management
19 25 (3.87%) PRINCE2
20 23 (3.56%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 234 (36.22%) Java
2 191 (29.57%) SQL
3 186 (28.79%) C++
4 173 (26.78%) C#
5 138 (21.36%) JavaScript
6 83 (12.85%) C
7 48 (7.43%) Python
8 38 (5.88%) VB.NET
9 36 (5.57%) Perl
10 28 (4.33%) PHP
11 27 (4.18%) VBScript
12 24 (3.72%) T-SQL
13 18 (2.79%) VB
14 14 (2.17%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.70%) VBA
15 11 (1.70%) Ruby
16 10 (1.55%) PowerShell
17 9 (1.39%) Objective-C
18 8 (1.24%) Embedded C
19 7 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 539 (83.44%) Degree
2 87 (13.47%) Security Cleared
3 72 (11.15%) SC Cleared
4 33 (5.11%) PhD
5 28 (4.33%) ISEB
6 26 (4.02%) HND
7 16 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.55%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.08%) CCNA
9 7 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.08%) VCP5
10 6 (0.93%) CISSP
11 5 (0.77%) MCSA
11 5 (0.77%) MCP
11 5 (0.77%) CHFI
12 3 (0.46%) Postgraduate
12 3 (0.46%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.31%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (12.85%) QA
2 16 (2.48%) SLA
3 2 (0.31%) COBIT
4 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.15%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.15%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) JTAG
System Software
1 51 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (3.87%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.93%) qmail
4 5 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.62%) Samba
6 3 (0.46%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.46%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.31%) Firmware
7 2 (0.31%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (1.39%) Nagios
1 9 (1.39%) SCCM
2 8 (1.24%) Puppet
2 8 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.93%) Zenoss
3 6 (0.93%) yum
3 6 (0.93%) MOM
4 5 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.46%) OpenView
6 3 (0.46%) OPNET
6 3 (0.46%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.46%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.46%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.31%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.15%) Nessus
8 1 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 87 (13.47%) Oracle
2 76 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 56 (8.67%) VMware
4 24 (3.72%) IBM
4 24 (3.72%) Adobe
5 22 (3.41%) Google
6 12 (1.86%) HP
6 12 (1.86%) Dell
7 9 (1.39%) Cisco
8 7 (1.08%) F5
9 6 (0.93%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.77%) ESRI
10 5 (0.77%) CheckPoint
10 5 (0.77%) Zend
11 4 (0.62%) NetApp
11 4 (0.62%) Nokia
11 4 (0.62%) Siemens
11 4 (0.62%) Intel
11 4 (0.62%) Citrix
11 4 (0.62%) Toshiba
Cheltenham
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per week + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Poole
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + ben
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £18k - 22k per year + benefits and training
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Generous Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £45-50,000 + Good Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford-On-Avon, Wiltshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £18-23,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Holiday
Posted: 5 days ago