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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 47 23 46
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +23
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 19 53 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 3.56% 9.19% 2.95%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.92% 19.20% 9.01%
Number of salaries quoted 19 48 9
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +26.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £40,750 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +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
213 276 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 39.89% 47.83% 32.74%
Number of salaries quoted 157 242 94
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,436 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 2015.

Computer Science Salary Histogram in Watford

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 37 (90.24%) Degree
2 27 (65.85%) Finance
2 27 (65.85%) UNIX
2 27 (65.85%) Linux
3 23 (56.10%) Banking
4 22 (53.66%) C++
5 20 (48.78%) C
6 15 (36.59%) JSP
6 15 (36.59%) Struts
6 15 (36.59%) Web Services
6 15 (36.59%) Java
6 15 (36.59%) JavaScript
6 15 (36.59%) OO
6 15 (36.59%) AIX
6 15 (36.59%) HPUX
6 15 (36.59%) Hibernate
6 15 (36.59%) Spring
6 15 (36.59%) Maven
6 15 (36.59%) Software Engineering
7 13 (31.71%) VMware
8 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (24.39%) Relational Database
9 10 (24.39%) VirtualBox
9 10 (24.39%) SoapUI
9 10 (24.39%) WebSphere
9 10 (24.39%) JSF
9 10 (24.39%) Subversion
9 10 (24.39%) Java EE
9 10 (24.39%) XPath
9 10 (24.39%) Spring MVC

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (24.39%) WebSphere Application Server
1 10 (24.39%) WebSphere
2 5 (12.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Project
2 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) SaaS
1 4 (9.76%) Basecamp
1 4 (9.76%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) IPv4
2 3 (7.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) RDBMS
1 10 (24.39%) Relational Database
2 5 (12.20%) Informix
Development Applications
1 15 (36.59%) Maven
2 10 (24.39%) SoapUI
2 10 (24.39%) Subversion
3 5 (12.20%) Eclipse
General
1 27 (65.85%) Finance
2 23 (56.10%) Banking
3 10 (24.39%) Financial Institution
4 7 (17.07%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (70.73%) Developer
2 15 (36.59%) Java Developer
3 11 (26.83%) C++ Developer
4 10 (24.39%) Senior Java Developer
4 10 (24.39%) Senior Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Applications Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Coordinator
5 4 (9.76%) Tester
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Tester
5 4 (9.76%) Project Coordinator
5 4 (9.76%) Java Applications Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Technical Project Coordinator
6 3 (7.32%) C++ Software Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Programmer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (4.88%) C++ Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) Struts
1 15 (36.59%) Web Services
1 15 (36.59%) Hibernate
1 15 (36.59%) Spring
1 15 (36.59%) JSP
2 10 (24.39%) Servlets
2 10 (24.39%) SOAP
2 10 (24.39%) JSF
2 10 (24.39%) Java EE
2 10 (24.39%) Spring MVC
2 10 (24.39%) jQuery
2 10 (24.39%) RESTful
2 10 (24.39%) EJB
2 10 (24.39%) JDBC
2 10 (24.39%) XML
2 10 (24.39%) XSD
2 10 (24.39%) DOM
2 10 (24.39%) XSLT
2 10 (24.39%) JAXB
2 10 (24.39%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (24.39%) Client/Server
3 4 (9.76%) Mobile Payment
3 4 (9.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (65.85%) UNIX
1 27 (65.85%) Linux
2 15 (36.59%) AIX
2 15 (36.59%) HPUX
3 10 (24.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) OO
1 15 (36.59%) Software Engineering
2 10 (24.39%) Multithreading
2 10 (24.39%) MVC
2 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
3 7 (17.07%) Project Management
4 5 (12.20%) TDD
5 4 (9.76%) Automated Testing
5 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.76%) Project Planning
5 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
5 4 (9.76%) Regression Testing
5 4 (9.76%) Mobile Commerce
5 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
5 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.76%) Web Application Development
5 4 (9.76%) Test Management
6 3 (7.32%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (7.32%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) C++
2 20 (48.78%) C
3 15 (36.59%) Java
3 15 (36.59%) JavaScript
4 10 (24.39%) SQL
4 10 (24.39%) XPath
5 5 (12.20%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.32%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 37 (90.24%) Degree
2 10 (24.39%) Sun Certification
3 4 (9.76%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.51%) QA
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (24.39%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) VMware
2 10 (24.39%) Oracle
3 4 (9.76%) Google
4 3 (7.32%) Meraki
4 3 (7.32%) Citrix
4 3 (7.32%) Cisco
4 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.44%) HP
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