The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 59 83 52
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -31
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 45 28 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.50% 2.10% 3.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.84% 6.65% 9.25%
Number of salaries quoted 32 27 32
Average salary £35,000 £30,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.75% +7.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £36,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Computer Science
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
415 421 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 32.32% 31.56% 36.46%
Number of salaries quoted 336 366 343
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,840 £24,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Computer Science Salary Trend in Wales

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Wales region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Computer Science Salary Histogram in Wales

Computer Science
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Wales region over the 3 months to 19 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
South Wales +14 29 £35,000 +14.75% 3
West Wales +7 5 £22,500 -
North Wales - 5 £28,000 - 1
Mid Wales - 4 - -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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 75 (72.12%) Degree
2 55 (52.88%) C++
3 46 (44.23%) Software Engineering
4 35 (33.65%) C
5 24 (23.08%) Java
5 24 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (22.12%) HTML
7 21 (20.19%) Python
7 21 (20.19%) UML
7 21 (20.19%) JavaScript
7 21 (20.19%) SQL
8 20 (19.23%) C#
9 19 (18.27%) Linux
9 19 (18.27%) .NET
10 17 (16.35%) Windows
10 17 (16.35%) Unit Testing
10 17 (16.35%) MySQL
11 16 (15.38%) Microsoft
12 15 (14.42%) MS Excel
12 15 (14.42%) Relational Database
13 14 (13.46%) System Testing
13 14 (13.46%) UNIX
13 14 (13.46%) PHP
13 14 (13.46%) TCP/IP
14 13 (12.50%) CSS
14 13 (12.50%) IEC 61508
14 13 (12.50%) Aerospace
14 13 (12.50%) Integration Testing
15 12 (11.54%) GIS
15 12 (11.54%) HTTP

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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 3 (2.88%) Apache
2 2 (1.92%) ArcGIS
2 2 (1.92%) CMS
3 1 (0.96%) WordPress
3 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.96%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (14.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.96%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.96%) CATIA
3 1 (0.96%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Lawson
1 1 (0.96%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) SaaS
2 5 (4.81%) PaaS
3 2 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.46%) TCP/IP
2 12 (11.54%) HTTP
3 9 (8.65%) Internet
4 5 (4.81%) tcpdump
5 3 (2.88%) Firewall
5 3 (2.88%) SSL
6 2 (1.92%) DNS
6 2 (1.92%) DHCP
6 2 (1.92%) RFID
6 2 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.92%) VLAN
6 2 (1.92%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.96%) Network Security
7 1 (0.96%) Wireless
7 1 (0.96%) FTP
7 1 (0.96%) LAN
7 1 (0.96%) VoIP
7 1 (0.96%) SAN
7 1 (0.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.35%) MySQL
2 15 (14.42%) Relational Database
3 10 (9.62%) SQL Server
4 8 (7.69%) Big Data
5 4 (3.85%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.92%) MS Access
6 2 (1.92%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.96%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.96%) DataStage
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.96%) QlikView
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 9 (8.65%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.85%) GCC
3 3 (2.88%) GDB
3 3 (2.88%) Automake
3 3 (2.88%) Subversion
4 2 (1.92%) MSI
4 2 (1.92%) Xcode
4 2 (1.92%) WiX
5 1 (0.96%) JUnit
5 1 (0.96%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.96%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.96%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.96%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.96%) Cucumber
General
1 13 (12.50%) Aerospace
2 9 (8.65%) Electronics
3 8 (7.69%) Finance
3 8 (7.69%) Advertising
3 8 (7.69%) Marketing
4 4 (3.85%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.92%) Legal
6 2 (1.92%) Welsh Language
7 1 (0.96%) French Language
7 1 (0.96%) German Language
7 1 (0.96%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.96%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.96%) Games
7 1 (0.96%) Military
7 1 (0.96%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 40 (38.46%) Developer
2 34 (32.69%) Software Engineer
3 23 (22.12%) Software Developer
4 22 (21.15%) Senior Software Engineer
5 19 (18.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 19 (18.27%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 15 (14.42%) Graduate
7 11 (10.58%) C++ Developer
8 8 (7.69%) C++ Software Developer
9 7 (6.73%) Graduate Developer
9 7 (6.73%) Junior
10 5 (4.81%) Analyst
11 4 (3.85%) Tester
11 4 (3.85%) C# Developer
11 4 (3.85%) Java Developer
11 4 (3.85%) Programmer
11 4 (3.85%) Junior Developer
11 4 (3.85%) C# Software Developer
12 3 (2.88%) Senior Architect
12 3 (2.88%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (22.12%) HTML
2 19 (18.27%) .NET
3 13 (12.50%) CSS
4 11 (10.58%) XML
4 11 (10.58%) HTML5
5 10 (9.62%) ASP.NET
6 7 (6.73%) Web Services
7 6 (5.77%) SOAP
7 6 (5.77%) WPF
7 6 (5.77%) REST
8 4 (3.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 4 (3.85%) Spring
8 4 (3.85%) STL
9 3 (2.88%) JSF
9 3 (2.88%) Ajax
9 3 (2.88%) POSIX
9 3 (2.88%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.88%) Pthreads
10 2 (1.92%) Qt
10 2 (1.92%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.54%) GIS
2 8 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.77%) Algorithms
3 6 (5.77%) Mathematics
4 5 (4.81%) IPTV
4 5 (4.81%) DTV
5 4 (3.85%) Physics
6 3 (2.88%) Graphic Design
6 3 (2.88%) Grid Computing
6 3 (2.88%) Economics
6 3 (2.88%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.92%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.92%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.92%) iPhone
7 2 (1.92%) Open Source
7 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.96%) User Experience
8 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.96%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.27%) Linux
2 17 (16.35%) Windows
3 14 (13.46%) UNIX
4 10 (9.62%) Android
5 9 (8.65%) Mac OS
6 7 (6.73%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.92%) Debian
8 1 (0.96%) CentOS
8 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (44.23%) Software Engineering
2 24 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (20.19%) UML
4 17 (16.35%) Unit Testing
5 14 (13.46%) System Testing
6 13 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 10 (9.62%) Scrum
8 9 (8.65%) OO
8 9 (8.65%) OOD
8 9 (8.65%) Configuration Management
9 8 (7.69%) E-Commerce
9 8 (7.69%) Mobile Marketing
9 8 (7.69%) Web Development
10 7 (6.73%) OOP
11 6 (5.77%) ETL
11 6 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (4.81%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (4.81%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (4.81%) Change Management
12 5 (4.81%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 55 (52.88%) C++
2 35 (33.65%) C
3 24 (23.08%) Java
4 21 (20.19%) JavaScript
4 21 (20.19%) SQL
4 21 (20.19%) Python
5 20 (19.23%) C#
6 14 (13.46%) PHP
7 9 (8.65%) Perl
8 6 (5.77%) Ruby
8 6 (5.77%) Erlang
9 4 (3.85%) VC++
9 4 (3.85%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.88%) VBA
10 3 (2.88%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.92%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.92%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.96%) Haskell
12 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 75 (72.12%) Degree
2 4 (3.85%) ISEB
2 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.96%) CCNA
4 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.96%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.50%) IEC 61508
2 6 (5.77%) QA
3 2 (1.92%) GAMP
3 2 (1.92%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) Firmware
1 3 (2.88%) Snort
1 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.96%) Nmap
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.96%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (1.92%) Nagios
2 1 (0.96%) OPNET
2 1 (0.96%) Nessus
2 1 (0.96%) WSUS
2 1 (0.96%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (0.96%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.96%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.85%) IBM
2 4 (3.85%) Oracle
2 4 (3.85%) VMware
2 4 (3.85%) HP
3 2 (1.92%) Juniper
3 2 (1.92%) SAP
3 2 (1.92%) Cisco
4 1 (0.96%) Adobe
4 1 (0.96%) Compuware
4 1 (0.96%) Cognos
4 1 (0.96%) Business Objects
4 1 (0.96%) Teradata
4 1 (0.96%) Netezza
4 1 (0.96%) NetScout
4 1 (0.96%) Zend
4 1 (0.96%) Greenplum
4 1 (0.96%) Riverbed
4 1 (0.96%) SolarWinds
4 1 (0.96%) F5
Wrexham, Clwyd
Nightingale EOS Ltd
Posted: 11 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Online Resourcing
Salary: Substantial, sector-leading rewards package
Posted: 15 days ago
Wales
Adderley Featherstone
Posted: 15 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Freshwater
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Cardiff or Bristol
PWC
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 23 days ago