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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 65 51 64
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 191 239 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.52% 4.28% 3.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.19% 15.06% 15.14%
Number of salaries quoted 157 227 163
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £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 West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1257 1587 1222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.19% 28.44% 25.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1044 1349 1059
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 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
Birmingham -7 62 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Worcestershire +19 31 £40,000 +53.84% 2
Warwickshire -13 29 £22,500 -47.05% 3
Coventry -1 20 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Staffordshire -34 11 £30,000 -36.84% 2
Shropshire +1 10 £23,000 -
Solihull -16 9 £37,500 - 2
Walsall - 4 £80,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £38,750 -
Herefordshire - 1 - - 1
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 291 (85.34%) Degree
2 162 (47.51%) C#
3 161 (47.21%) .NET
4 136 (39.88%) SQL Server
5 122 (35.78%) SQL
6 118 (34.60%) Software Engineering
7 114 (33.43%) HTML
8 111 (32.55%) JavaScript
9 103 (30.21%) Microsoft
10 91 (26.69%) Finance
11 85 (24.93%) CSS
12 83 (24.34%) ASP.NET
13 71 (20.82%) Mathematics
14 68 (19.94%) Java
15 64 (18.77%) XML
16 60 (17.60%) VB.NET
17 53 (15.54%) Visual Studio
18 51 (14.96%) Oracle
18 51 (14.96%) C++
19 50 (14.66%) Linux
20 48 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
21 47 (13.78%) Windows
22 41 (12.02%) MS Excel
23 40 (11.73%) C
24 34 (9.97%) MVC
24 34 (9.97%) OO
25 33 (9.68%) Web Development
26 30 (8.80%) UNIX
26 30 (8.80%) VB
27 28 (8.21%) XSLT

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 28 (8.21%) SharePoint
2 24 (7.04%) Apache
3 20 (5.87%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.93%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.35%) IBM Notes
5 8 (2.35%) Lotus Domino
6 7 (2.05%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.76%) IIS
8 4 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.88%) Node.js
9 3 (0.88%) Drupal
9 3 (0.88%) WordPress
10 2 (0.59%) nginx
10 2 (0.59%) CMS
Applications
1 41 (12.02%) MS Excel
2 27 (7.92%) MS Office
3 4 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.88%) SPSS
5 2 (0.59%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.59%) MS Project
6 1 (0.29%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.29%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 7 (2.05%) Magento
2 6 (1.76%) Cognos TM1
3 5 (1.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.59%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.29%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.29%) Cordys
5 1 (0.29%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.93%) SuccessFactors
2 7 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.29%) Heroku
3 1 (0.29%) Office 365
3 1 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.40%) Internet
2 9 (2.64%) DNS
2 9 (2.64%) DHCP
3 8 (2.35%) HTTPS
4 6 (1.76%) Firewall
4 6 (1.76%) FTP
4 6 (1.76%) HTTP
5 4 (1.17%) Intranet
6 3 (0.88%) WAN
6 3 (0.88%) LAN
7 2 (0.59%) VoIP
7 2 (0.59%) WLAN
7 2 (0.59%) VPN
7 2 (0.59%) Wireless
7 2 (0.59%) EIGRP
7 2 (0.59%) VRRP
7 2 (0.59%) HSRP
8 1 (0.29%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.29%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.29%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (39.88%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.04%) Relational Database
3 15 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (3.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (3.52%) Oracle Database
5 12 (3.52%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.64%) RDBMS
7 9 (2.64%) MySQL
7 9 (2.64%) Crystal Reports
8 8 (2.35%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (2.35%) OLTP
8 8 (2.35%) Big Data
8 8 (2.35%) Oracle ODI
8 8 (2.35%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.76%) Cognos Powerplay
9 6 (1.76%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 53 (15.54%) Visual Studio
2 25 (7.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (3.52%) Mercurial
4 9 (2.64%) ClearCase
4 9 (2.64%) Git (software)
5 8 (2.35%) Toad
6 6 (1.76%) JIRA
7 5 (1.47%) Subversion
8 3 (0.88%) NUnit
8 3 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.59%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.29%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.29%) Xcode
10 1 (0.29%) Maven
10 1 (0.29%) Selenium
10 1 (0.29%) Hudson
10 1 (0.29%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 91 (26.69%) Finance
2 23 (6.74%) Automotive
3 21 (6.16%) Manufacturing
4 20 (5.87%) Banking
5 15 (4.40%) Aerospace
6 12 (3.52%) Games
7 9 (2.64%) Retail
8 8 (2.35%) Investment Banking
9 7 (2.05%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.76%) Legal
10 6 (1.76%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.17%) Front Office
12 3 (0.88%) Electronics
12 3 (0.88%) Marketing
13 2 (0.59%) German Language
14 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.29%) French Language
14 1 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 197 (57.77%) Developer
2 68 (19.94%) .NET Developer
3 64 (18.77%) Graduate
4 60 (17.60%) C# Developer
5 58 (17.01%) Analyst
6 51 (14.96%) Software Developer
7 39 (11.44%) C# .NET Developer
8 38 (11.14%) Software Engineer
9 36 (10.56%) Senior Developer
9 36 (10.56%) Graduate Developer
10 31 (9.09%) Junior
11 26 (7.62%) Support Analyst
12 24 (7.04%) C# Software Developer
13 23 (6.74%) Business Analyst
13 23 (6.74%) Java Developer
14 22 (6.45%) .NET Software Developer
15 20 (5.87%) ASP.NET Developer
16 19 (5.57%) Junior Developer
17 18 (5.28%) Programmer
17 18 (5.28%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (47.21%) .NET
2 114 (33.43%) HTML
3 85 (24.93%) CSS
4 83 (24.34%) ASP.NET
5 64 (18.77%) XML
6 28 (8.21%) XSLT
7 23 (6.74%) WPF
8 21 (6.16%) jQuery
8 21 (6.16%) Web Services
9 20 (5.87%) .NET Framework
9 20 (5.87%) WCF
10 17 (4.99%) Ajax
10 17 (4.99%) Spring
10 17 (4.99%) DHTML
10 17 (4.99%) J2EE
11 15 (4.40%) Hibernate
12 14 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (3.81%) Struts
14 11 (3.23%) SOAP
15 10 (2.93%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 71 (20.82%) Mathematics
2 25 (7.33%) Economics
3 22 (6.45%) Physics
4 14 (4.11%) Client/Server
5 13 (3.81%) Smartcard
6 8 (2.35%) 3D Graphics
6 8 (2.35%) Replication
7 7 (2.05%) SCADA
7 7 (2.05%) AS400
7 7 (2.05%) iSeries
8 6 (1.76%) Telematics
8 6 (1.76%) Credit Risk
8 6 (1.76%) Remote Sensing
8 6 (1.76%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.47%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.17%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.17%) Statistics
11 3 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.88%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.88%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 50 (14.66%) Linux
2 47 (13.78%) Windows
3 30 (8.80%) UNIX
4 6 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (34.60%) Software Engineering
2 48 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (9.97%) MVC
3 34 (9.97%) OO
4 33 (9.68%) Web Development
5 23 (6.74%) Business Analysis
6 20 (5.87%) Scrum
6 20 (5.87%) Unit Testing
6 20 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (5.87%) Time Management
7 15 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (4.11%) CRM
9 13 (3.81%) TDD
9 13 (3.81%) Cyber Security
10 12 (3.52%) Project Management
10 12 (3.52%) OOD
10 12 (3.52%) SOA
10 12 (3.52%) Content Management
11 11 (3.23%) Data Analysis
11 11 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 162 (47.51%) C#
2 122 (35.78%) SQL
3 111 (32.55%) JavaScript
4 68 (19.94%) Java
5 60 (17.60%) VB.NET
6 51 (14.96%) C++
7 40 (11.73%) C
8 30 (8.80%) VB
9 23 (6.74%) T-SQL
10 18 (5.28%) Python
11 16 (4.69%) PL/SQL
12 14 (4.11%) PHP
12 14 (4.11%) Shell Script
13 13 (3.81%) XAML
14 9 (2.64%) VC++
15 8 (2.35%) VB6
16 7 (2.05%) PHP5
16 7 (2.05%) RPG
16 7 (2.05%) Delphi
17 6 (1.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 291 (85.34%) Degree
2 26 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (3.81%) Sun Certification
3 13 (3.81%) OCPJP
3 13 (3.81%) OCMJD
4 10 (2.93%) PhD
5 9 (2.64%) MCSD
6 5 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.17%) MCTS
7 4 (1.17%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.88%) MCSE
9 2 (0.59%) CCNA
9 2 (0.59%) ISEB
10 1 (0.29%) CISSP
10 1 (0.29%) HND
10 1 (0.29%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.29%) CCNP
10 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.04%) QA
2 9 (2.64%) ISO 9000
2 9 (2.64%) TickIT
3 3 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.59%) SLA
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (2.35%) Oracle RMAN
1 8 (2.35%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (2.05%) Squid
3 2 (0.59%) Samba
4 1 (0.29%) vSphere
4 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (2.35%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.29%) Puppet
2 1 (0.29%) Control-M
Vendors
1 103 (30.21%) Microsoft
2 51 (14.96%) Oracle
3 13 (3.81%) Sun
4 12 (3.52%) JBoss
5 10 (2.93%) SAP
6 8 (2.35%) IBM
6 8 (2.35%) HP
6 8 (2.35%) Lotus
7 7 (2.05%) Citrix
7 7 (2.05%) Cognos
8 6 (1.76%) Business Objects
8 6 (1.76%) VMware
8 6 (1.76%) Zend
9 5 (1.47%) AccuRev
9 5 (1.47%) Cisco
10 4 (1.17%) Infor
10 4 (1.17%) Hyperion
11 3 (0.88%) Informatica
11 3 (0.88%) Talend
11 3 (0.88%) CheckPoint
Worcestershire
Talent International
Salary: £21000 - £27000 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BioSITE Systems Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Half
Salary: £25000 per annum + Flexi-time
Posted: 5 days ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Health Care + Pension + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £16,000 to £25,000 per annum plus performance bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford, West Midlands
Ctalk Limited
Salary: £30k - £50k depending on experience
Posted: 15 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 16 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TOUCH SYSTEMS LTD
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Kwalee Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago