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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 80 76 60
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 187 161 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.25% 3.03% 4.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.81% 9.13% 13.86%
Number of salaries quoted 167 152 159
Average salary £30,500 £37,500 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.66% +14.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £60,000
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
1730 1763 1371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.08% 33.14% 29.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1461 1480 1184
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +13 69 £27,500 -38.88% 6
Warwickshire -6 29 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Worcestershire +11 25 £30,500 +19.60% 1
Staffordshire -10 18 £38,000 +26.66% 6
Coventry -4 16 £32,500 +15.04%
Shropshire +8 9 £29,500 -
Solihull -22 5 £39,000 -2.50%
Walsall - 2 £81,250 -
Herefordshire - 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £30,000 -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 304 (81.94%) Degree
2 177 (47.71%) SQL Server
3 173 (46.63%) C#
4 172 (46.36%) .NET
5 140 (37.74%) SQL
6 125 (33.69%) HTML
7 118 (31.81%) JavaScript
8 115 (31.00%) Software Engineering
9 103 (27.76%) ASP.NET
10 93 (25.07%) Finance
11 90 (24.26%) Microsoft
12 88 (23.72%) CSS
13 87 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
14 72 (19.41%) XML
15 71 (19.14%) VB.NET
15 71 (19.14%) Mathematics
16 64 (17.25%) Java
17 59 (15.90%) Analytical Skills
18 53 (14.29%) Windows
19 51 (13.75%) MVC
20 50 (13.48%) Oracle
21 48 (12.94%) Visual Studio
22 45 (12.13%) C++
23 42 (11.32%) VB
24 39 (10.51%) Linux
24 39 (10.51%) MS Excel
25 37 (9.97%) Web Development
26 36 (9.70%) XSLT
27 35 (9.43%) jQuery
28 34 (9.16%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.47%) Tomcat
3 22 (5.93%) Apache
4 14 (3.77%) JBoss
5 12 (3.23%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.16%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.89%) IBM Notes
7 7 (1.89%) Lotus Domino
8 6 (1.62%) CMS
9 5 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.81%) Drupal
12 2 (0.54%) WordPress
12 2 (0.54%) Node.js
13 1 (0.27%) nginx
13 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.27%) IIS
Applications
1 39 (10.51%) MS Excel
2 27 (7.28%) MS Office
3 5 (1.35%) TargetLink
4 4 (1.08%) MS Project
5 3 (0.81%) SPSS
5 3 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.62%) Magento
2 4 (1.08%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.27%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.43%) SuccessFactors
2 8 (2.16%) SaaS
3 7 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.27%) Heroku
4 1 (0.27%) Office 365
4 1 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.31%) Internet
2 14 (3.77%) Firewall
3 13 (3.50%) DNS
4 10 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.89%) LAN
5 7 (1.89%) WAN
5 7 (1.89%) HTTPS
6 6 (1.62%) DHCP
7 4 (1.08%) FTP
7 4 (1.08%) VoIP
7 4 (1.08%) WLAN
7 4 (1.08%) VPN
7 4 (1.08%) Intranet
7 4 (1.08%) Wireless
7 4 (1.08%) EIGRP
7 4 (1.08%) VRRP
7 4 (1.08%) HSRP
8 2 (0.54%) Symposium
8 2 (0.54%) HTTP
9 1 (0.27%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (47.71%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.20%) Relational Database
3 18 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (4.04%) RDBMS
6 13 (3.50%) MySQL
6 13 (3.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 13 (3.50%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (2.16%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (2.16%) OLTP
8 8 (2.16%) Oracle ODI
8 8 (2.16%) Oracle Database 12c
8 8 (2.16%) Big Data
9 6 (1.62%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 48 (12.94%) Visual Studio
2 15 (4.04%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (3.23%) Mercurial
4 8 (2.16%) ClearCase
4 8 (2.16%) Toad
5 7 (1.89%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.35%) JIRA
7 4 (1.08%) Subversion
7 4 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (1.08%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.54%) JUnit
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.54%) Maven
8 2 (0.54%) Selenium
9 1 (0.27%) Hudson
9 1 (0.27%) Eclipse RCP
9 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.27%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.27%) Xcode
General
1 93 (25.07%) Finance
2 27 (7.28%) Automotive
3 21 (5.66%) Manufacturing
4 16 (4.31%) Retail
5 12 (3.23%) Aerospace
6 11 (2.96%) Games
7 10 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (2.43%) Electronics
9 7 (1.89%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.89%) Legal
10 6 (1.62%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.35%) Banking
12 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.54%) Front Office
12 2 (0.54%) Law
12 2 (0.54%) German Language
13 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.27%) Local Government
13 1 (0.27%) Marketing
13 1 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 195 (52.56%) Developer
2 74 (19.95%) Analyst
2 74 (19.95%) .NET Developer
3 71 (19.14%) Graduate
4 63 (16.98%) C# Developer
5 43 (11.59%) Graduate Developer
6 39 (10.51%) Senior Developer
7 37 (9.97%) Software Developer
7 37 (9.97%) Junior
8 36 (9.70%) Support Analyst
9 34 (9.16%) C# .NET Developer
10 24 (6.47%) Junior Developer
10 24 (6.47%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 23 (6.20%) ASP.NET Developer
12 21 (5.66%) Senior C# Developer
13 20 (5.39%) Applications Support
14 19 (5.12%) Consultant
14 19 (5.12%) Java Developer
14 19 (5.12%) Graduate C# Developer
15 18 (4.85%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (46.36%) .NET
2 125 (33.69%) HTML
3 103 (27.76%) ASP.NET
4 88 (23.72%) CSS
5 72 (19.41%) XML
6 36 (9.70%) XSLT
7 35 (9.43%) jQuery
8 32 (8.63%) Web Services
9 29 (7.82%) WPF
10 28 (7.55%) Ajax
11 25 (6.74%) DHTML
11 25 (6.74%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (5.12%) WCF
13 17 (4.58%) Spring
13 17 (4.58%) J2EE
14 16 (4.31%) Hibernate
14 16 (4.31%) LINQ
15 15 (4.04%) HTML5
15 15 (4.04%) Struts
16 13 (3.50%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 71 (19.14%) Mathematics
2 59 (15.90%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.20%) Physics
4 21 (5.66%) Smartcard
5 18 (4.85%) Economics
6 8 (2.16%) Replication
6 8 (2.16%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.89%) GIS
7 7 (1.89%) SCADA
7 7 (1.89%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.62%) User Experience
8 6 (1.62%) Credit Risk
8 6 (1.62%) Remote Sensing
8 6 (1.62%) Telematics
8 6 (1.62%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (1.35%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.08%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.08%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.08%) Statistics
10 4 (1.08%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 53 (14.29%) Windows
2 39 (10.51%) Linux
3 26 (7.01%) UNIX
4 17 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (4.04%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (31.00%) Software Engineering
2 87 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (13.75%) MVC
4 37 (9.97%) Web Development
5 34 (9.16%) OO
6 24 (6.47%) Project Management
7 22 (5.93%) Mentoring
8 21 (5.66%) Cyber Security
9 20 (5.39%) Time Management
9 20 (5.39%) Business Analysis
10 19 (5.12%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (4.85%) OOP
12 16 (4.31%) CRM
12 16 (4.31%) Scrum
12 16 (4.31%) Performance Tuning
13 15 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (3.50%) Unit Testing
15 12 (3.23%) UML
15 12 (3.23%) CAD
16 11 (2.96%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 173 (46.63%) C#
2 140 (37.74%) SQL
3 118 (31.81%) JavaScript
4 71 (19.14%) VB.NET
5 64 (17.25%) Java
6 45 (12.13%) C++
7 42 (11.32%) VB
8 29 (7.82%) C
9 21 (5.66%) XAML
10 19 (5.12%) PHP
11 16 (4.31%) PL/SQL
12 15 (4.04%) Shell Script
13 13 (3.50%) T-SQL
13 13 (3.50%) Python
14 10 (2.70%) PHP5
15 5 (1.35%) Embedded C
15 5 (1.35%) VBScript
15 5 (1.35%) Perl
16 4 (1.08%) VBA
16 4 (1.08%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 304 (81.94%) Degree
2 28 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (4.04%) Sun Certification
3 15 (4.04%) OCPJP
3 15 (4.04%) OCMJD
4 12 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.89%) PhD
6 6 (1.62%) MCSD
6 6 (1.62%) CCNA
6 6 (1.62%) ISEB
7 5 (1.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 5 (1.35%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.35%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.08%) MCTS
8 4 (1.08%) HND
9 2 (0.54%) MCP
9 2 (0.54%) MCSE
10 1 (0.27%) CCNP
10 1 (0.27%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.27%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.20%) QA
2 5 (1.35%) SLA
3 3 (0.81%) TickIT
3 3 (0.81%) ISO 9000
3 3 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (2.16%) Oracle RMAN
1 8 (2.16%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (1.08%) Squid
3 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.27%) Samba
3 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.27%) vSphere
3 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (2.16%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.54%) SCCM
3 1 (0.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 90 (24.26%) Microsoft
2 50 (13.48%) Oracle
3 15 (4.04%) Sun
4 11 (2.96%) Cisco
5 10 (2.70%) IBM
5 10 (2.70%) HP
6 9 (2.43%) VMware
7 7 (1.89%) Lotus
8 6 (1.62%) Citrix
8 6 (1.62%) SAP
9 5 (1.35%) Cognos
9 5 (1.35%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.35%) Zend
9 5 (1.35%) SonicWALL
9 5 (1.35%) Kaseya
10 4 (1.08%) Talend
10 4 (1.08%) AccuRev
10 4 (1.08%) Avaya
10 4 (1.08%) Informatica
11 2 (0.54%) Business Objects
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blithe Computer Systems
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus team bonus !
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Venn Group - UK
Salary: 35000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcestershire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + uncapped OTE plus benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
CCity IT
Posted: 9 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
GE
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £30,000 per annum Benefits + Share options + Pension + More
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Rugeley
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus and company car
Posted: 27 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum + 25Days Holiday, Home Working
Posted: 28 days ago