The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 91 81 66
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 130 128 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.54% 3.11% 3.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.95% 10.11% 12.36%
Number of salaries quoted 116 109 160
Average salary £27,500 £36,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.61% +10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.85%
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 West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1452 1266 1383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.41% 30.79% 29.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1222 1030 1219
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Computer Science
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Computer Science Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Science across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Computer Science Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Computer Science
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
Birmingham -9 45 £32,500 -18.75% 6
Staffordshire +18 32 £27,500 -24.13% 2
Warwickshire -15 17 £45,000 +33.33% 4
Worcestershire -9 13 £19,000 -24.00% 1
Coventry -35 11 £25,000 -50.00% 1
Solihull +3 7 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Shropshire -15 6 £22,750 +13.75%
Herefordshire - 3 £19,000 -
Walsall -3 1 £80,000 -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 211 (75.36%) Degree
2 128 (45.71%) SQL Server
3 127 (45.36%) SQL
4 117 (41.79%) .NET
5 114 (40.71%) C#
6 95 (33.93%) HTML
7 81 (28.93%) Software Engineering
8 79 (28.21%) JavaScript
9 73 (26.07%) Agile Software Development
10 68 (24.29%) ASP.NET
11 61 (21.79%) CSS
12 60 (21.43%) Microsoft
13 58 (20.71%) XML
14 54 (19.29%) Finance
15 52 (18.57%) Java
16 49 (17.50%) VB.NET
16 49 (17.50%) Mathematics
17 48 (17.14%) Windows
17 48 (17.14%) MVC
18 40 (14.29%) VB
19 39 (13.93%) OO
19 39 (13.93%) Analytical Skills
20 37 (13.21%) C++
20 37 (13.21%) MS Excel
21 35 (12.50%) Web Development
22 34 (12.14%) PHP
23 32 (11.43%) Web Services
24 28 (10.00%) Oracle
24 28 (10.00%) HTML5
25 27 (9.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 11 (3.93%) Tomcat
2 10 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.86%) Apache
4 7 (2.50%) Node.js
5 6 (2.14%) CMS
5 6 (2.14%) IIS
6 4 (1.43%) JBoss
7 3 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.07%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.71%) Drupal
9 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.36%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.36%) Lync
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 37 (13.21%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.29%) MS Office
3 7 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.43%) TargetLink
5 3 (1.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.07%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.07%) MS Project
6 1 (0.36%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) Magento
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.29%) SaaS
2 2 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 10 (3.57%) DNS
2 10 (3.57%) Firewall
3 7 (2.50%) Internet
4 5 (1.79%) HTTPS
4 5 (1.79%) LAN
4 5 (1.79%) WAN
5 3 (1.07%) SAN
6 2 (0.71%) VPN
6 2 (0.71%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.71%) VoIP
6 2 (0.71%) WLAN
6 2 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.71%) Wireless
6 2 (0.71%) Symposium
6 2 (0.71%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.71%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.71%) EIGRP
6 2 (0.71%) VRRP
6 2 (0.71%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (45.71%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (9.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (8.93%) MySQL
5 18 (6.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (3.93%) Relational Database
7 10 (3.57%) NoSQL
7 10 (3.57%) Data Mining
8 9 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.50%) RDBMS
10 7 (2.50%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.79%) Big Data
11 5 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (1.79%) MS Access
12 4 (1.43%) Impala
Development Applications
1 24 (8.57%) Visual Studio
2 14 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.14%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.07%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (1.07%) Mercurial
5 3 (1.07%) JUnit
5 3 (1.07%) Subversion
5 3 (1.07%) Maven
6 2 (0.71%) Ant
6 2 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.71%) PHPUnit
6 2 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.71%) Hudson
6 2 (0.71%) RequisitePro
6 2 (0.71%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.71%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.36%) AccuRev
7 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
General
1 54 (19.29%) Finance
2 16 (5.71%) Retail
3 14 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 12 (4.29%) Automotive
5 10 (3.57%) Electronics
6 7 (2.50%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.07%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.07%) Marketing
9 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.36%) Law
10 1 (0.36%) Legal
10 1 (0.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 149 (53.21%) Developer
2 53 (18.93%) Analyst
3 46 (16.43%) Junior
4 45 (16.07%) Graduate
5 42 (15.00%) .NET Developer
6 37 (13.21%) C# Developer
7 34 (12.14%) Junior Developer
8 31 (11.07%) Graduate Developer
9 28 (10.00%) Support Analyst
10 27 (9.64%) Software Developer
11 21 (7.50%) Web Developer
11 21 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
12 19 (6.79%) Senior Developer
12 19 (6.79%) Applications Support
12 19 (6.79%) Java Developer
13 17 (6.07%) Junior .NET Developer
14 15 (5.36%) Junior Software Developer
15 14 (5.00%) Architect
16 12 (4.29%) Applications Support Analyst
16 12 (4.29%) Junior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (41.79%) .NET
2 95 (33.93%) HTML
3 68 (24.29%) ASP.NET
4 61 (21.79%) CSS
5 58 (20.71%) XML
6 32 (11.43%) Web Services
7 28 (10.00%) HTML5
8 27 (9.64%) jQuery
9 22 (7.86%) CSS3
10 21 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (7.14%) WCF
12 19 (6.79%) WPF
13 18 (6.43%) Ajax
14 16 (5.71%) XSLT
15 15 (5.36%) DHTML
16 13 (4.64%) J2EE
17 11 (3.93%) .NET Framework
18 10 (3.57%) REST
18 10 (3.57%) LINQ
19 9 (3.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 49 (17.50%) Mathematics
2 39 (13.93%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (7.86%) Physics
4 15 (5.36%) Smartcard
4 15 (5.36%) Algorithms
5 8 (2.86%) Data Structures
5 8 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.79%) Artificial Intelligence
6 5 (1.79%) Visualisation
6 5 (1.79%) Open Source
6 5 (1.79%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.43%) Web 2.0
7 4 (1.43%) GIS
7 4 (1.43%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.07%) Statistics
8 3 (1.07%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.07%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (1.07%) User Experience
9 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.71%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 48 (17.14%) Windows
2 27 (9.64%) Linux
3 19 (6.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (5.36%) Windows XP
6 10 (3.57%) UNIX
7 5 (1.79%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.43%) CentOS
9 2 (0.71%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.71%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.36%) Android
10 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (28.93%) Software Engineering
2 73 (26.07%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (17.14%) MVC
4 39 (13.93%) OO
5 35 (12.50%) Web Development
6 23 (8.21%) OOP
6 23 (8.21%) Cyber Security
7 20 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (6.79%) Project Management
9 13 (4.64%) OOD
10 12 (4.29%) TDD
11 11 (3.93%) Software Testing
11 11 (3.93%) CAD
11 11 (3.93%) CRM
11 11 (3.93%) Change Management
11 11 (3.93%) Analytics
12 10 (3.57%) Mentoring
12 10 (3.57%) Scrum
12 10 (3.57%) Configuration Management
13 9 (3.21%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 127 (45.36%) SQL
2 114 (40.71%) C#
3 79 (28.21%) JavaScript
4 52 (18.57%) Java
5 49 (17.50%) VB.NET
6 40 (14.29%) VB
7 37 (13.21%) C++
8 34 (12.14%) PHP
9 22 (7.86%) C
10 15 (5.36%) Python
11 11 (3.93%) PHP5
12 10 (3.57%) XAML
12 10 (3.57%) VBScript
13 9 (3.21%) VB6
14 8 (2.86%) PL/SQL
14 8 (2.86%) Perl
15 6 (2.14%) T-SQL
15 6 (2.14%) Ruby
16 5 (1.79%) Bash Shell
16 5 (1.79%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 211 (75.36%) Degree
2 21 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.57%) ISEB
4 9 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.86%) ISTQB
6 7 (2.50%) Sun Certification
6 7 (2.50%) OCPJP
6 7 (2.50%) OCMJD
7 6 (2.14%) MCSE
7 6 (2.14%) PhD
7 6 (2.14%) CCNA
8 5 (1.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 5 (1.79%) VCP4
9 4 (1.43%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.71%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.71%) HND
10 2 (0.71%) MCDST
10 2 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.36%) GIAC
11 1 (0.36%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.43%) QA
2 3 (1.07%) SLA
2 3 (1.07%) WAI
2 3 (1.07%) IEC 61508
3 2 (0.71%) COBIT
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (2.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (1.43%) Docker
3 2 (0.71%) vSphere
3 2 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.36%) Xen
4 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.36%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (2.86%) Puppet
2 5 (1.79%) SCCM
2 5 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.43%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.07%) WSUS
5 2 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 60 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.00%) Oracle
3 8 (2.86%) Cisco
3 8 (2.86%) Sun
4 7 (2.50%) Business Objects
5 6 (2.14%) VMware
6 5 (1.79%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.79%) BT
7 4 (1.43%) Cloudera
8 3 (1.07%) Kaseya
8 3 (1.07%) Talend
8 3 (1.07%) SonicWALL
8 3 (1.07%) Informatica
8 3 (1.07%) IBM
8 3 (1.07%) HP
8 3 (1.07%) Adobe
9 2 (0.71%) NetApp
9 2 (0.71%) Apple
9 2 (0.71%) Sage
9 2 (0.71%) CheckPoint
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Websense Recruit Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum £32-£35k per annum depending on expe
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: Yesterday
Atherstone, Warwickshire
Prezzybox
Salary: Up to £21,000 per annum based on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Redditch
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + plus bonus and company car
Posted: 16 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 18 days ago
Willenhall, West Midlands (County)
AF Blakemore
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Kenilworth, Warwickshire
ABSTRACT
Salary: From £24,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago