The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 50 29 64
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +35
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 22 30 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 4.21% 7.37% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.43% 23.08% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 22 30 3
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £18,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +122.22%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Computer Science
Hertfordshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
177 130 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 33.84% 31.94% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 117 107 104
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Computer Science Salary Trend in Watford

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Watford region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Computer Science Salary Histogram in Watford

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 38 (90.48%) Finance
2 34 (80.95%) Degree
3 30 (71.43%) Banking
4 28 (66.67%) C++
4 28 (66.67%) UNIX
4 28 (66.67%) Linux
5 26 (61.90%) AIX
5 26 (61.90%) HPUX
6 21 (50.00%) C
7 20 (47.62%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (42.86%) Software Engineering
9 16 (38.10%) Relational Database
9 16 (38.10%) Oracle
9 16 (38.10%) Shell Script
9 16 (38.10%) RDBMS
10 11 (26.19%) Subversion
10 11 (26.19%) MVC
10 11 (26.19%) OO
10 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
10 11 (26.19%) SQL
10 11 (26.19%) Test Automation
11 10 (23.81%) RESTful
11 10 (23.81%) VirtualBox
11 10 (23.81%) SoapUI
11 10 (23.81%) jQuery
11 10 (23.81%) Multithreading
11 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (23.81%) Spring
11 10 (23.81%) JSF
11 10 (23.81%) Maven

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 10 (23.81%) WebSphere
1 10 (23.81%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.81%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) Relational Database
1 16 (38.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Subversion
2 10 (23.81%) SoapUI
2 10 (23.81%) Maven
3 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.38%) Selenium
General
1 38 (90.48%) Finance
2 30 (71.43%) Banking
3 10 (23.81%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (71.43%) Developer
2 15 (35.71%) C++ Developer
3 11 (26.19%) Software Developer
4 10 (23.81%) Senior Developer
4 10 (23.81%) Java Developer
4 10 (23.81%) C++ Software Developer
4 10 (23.81%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (19.05%) Tester
5 8 (19.05%) Senior Tester
6 6 (14.29%) Software Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) C++ Programmer
8 2 (4.76%) Programmer
9 1 (2.38%) Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Test Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) .NET Developer
9 1 (2.38%) QA Test Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) QA Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) .NET Software Developer
9 1 (2.38%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) RESTful
1 10 (23.81%) jQuery
1 10 (23.81%) Spring
1 10 (23.81%) JSF
1 10 (23.81%) Spring MVC
1 10 (23.81%) Java EE
1 10 (23.81%) JDBC
1 10 (23.81%) JSP
1 10 (23.81%) Servlets
1 10 (23.81%) SOAP
1 10 (23.81%) Struts
1 10 (23.81%) Web Services
1 10 (23.81%) XML
1 10 (23.81%) XSD
1 10 (23.81%) DOM
1 10 (23.81%) XSLT
1 10 (23.81%) EJB
1 10 (23.81%) JAXB
1 10 (23.81%) SAX
1 10 (23.81%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (47.62%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (23.81%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 28 (66.67%) UNIX
1 28 (66.67%) Linux
2 26 (61.90%) AIX
2 26 (61.90%) HPUX
3 10 (23.81%) Solaris
4 1 (2.38%) Windows
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 11 (26.19%) MVC
2 11 (26.19%) OO
2 11 (26.19%) Test Automation
3 10 (23.81%) Multithreading
4 8 (19.05%) Automated Testing
4 8 (19.05%) Web Application Development
4 8 (19.05%) Regression Testing
5 4 (9.52%) Data Modelling
5 4 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (9.52%) Data Architecture
6 1 (2.38%) OOP
6 1 (2.38%) Manual Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (66.67%) C++
2 21 (50.00%) C
3 16 (38.10%) Shell Script
4 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
4 11 (26.19%) SQL
5 10 (23.81%) XPath
5 10 (23.81%) Java
6 4 (9.52%) MUMPS
7 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 34 (80.95%) Degree
2 10 (23.81%) Sun Certification
3 9 (21.43%) ISEB
4 8 (19.05%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) VirtualBox
1 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Oracle
2 10 (23.81%) VMware
3 5 (11.90%) HP
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