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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 80 76 64
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 154 126 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.02% 2.84% 3.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.26% 9.16% 12.71%
Number of salaries quoted 139 110 162
Average salary £27,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,800 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £55,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
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
1501 1376 1401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.47% 30.96% 28.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1264 1145 1202
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,050 £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 March 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 March 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 +1 59 £32,500 -18.75% 8
Staffordshire +11 25 £25,000 -28.57% 3
Warwickshire -15 19 £27,500 -18.51% 3
Solihull +4 14 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Worcestershire 0 14 £21,500 -14.00% 3
Coventry -24 11 £25,000 -35.48% 3
Shropshire -9 7 £23,000 +15.00% 2
Herefordshire +2 3 £19,000 -
Walsall +1 2 £77,500 -
Halesowen - 1 £25,000 -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 206 (77.15%) Degree
2 132 (49.44%) SQL
3 115 (43.07%) SQL Server
4 114 (42.70%) .NET
4 114 (42.70%) C#
5 100 (37.45%) HTML
6 87 (32.58%) JavaScript
7 76 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
8 75 (28.09%) CSS
9 74 (27.72%) Microsoft
10 68 (25.47%) Software Engineering
11 67 (25.09%) ASP.NET
12 53 (19.85%) XML
13 48 (17.98%) Java
14 47 (17.60%) Finance
15 45 (16.85%) MVC
16 42 (15.73%) Windows
16 42 (15.73%) VB.NET
17 41 (15.36%) MS Excel
18 38 (14.23%) PHP
18 38 (14.23%) Visual Studio
18 38 (14.23%) Analytical Skills
19 37 (13.86%) Mathematics
20 36 (13.48%) C++
20 36 (13.48%) VB
21 35 (13.11%) OO
22 32 (11.99%) MySQL
22 32 (11.99%) Web Development
23 30 (11.24%) HTML5
23 30 (11.24%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 14 (5.24%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.87%) Node.js
3 8 (3.00%) IIS
4 6 (2.25%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.25%) CMS
5 4 (1.50%) JBoss
6 3 (1.12%) Apache
6 3 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.37%) Lync
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.37%) Drupal
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 41 (15.36%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.00%) MS Office
3 7 (2.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.87%) GNU Octave
5 3 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.12%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.37%) Simulink
6 1 (0.37%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 5 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.75%) Magento
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.24%) SaaS
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.37%) PaaS
3 1 (0.37%) Office 365
3 1 (0.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.49%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.62%) Internet
3 6 (2.25%) Firewall
3 6 (2.25%) DNS
4 5 (1.87%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.50%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.12%) LAN
6 3 (1.12%) WAN
6 3 (1.12%) SAN
7 2 (0.75%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.75%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.75%) Symposium
7 2 (0.75%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.37%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.37%) SSH
8 1 (0.37%) Network Security
8 1 (0.37%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (43.07%) SQL Server
2 32 (11.99%) MySQL
3 28 (10.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (8.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (5.24%) NoSQL
6 12 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (3.75%) Relational Database
7 10 (3.75%) Data Mining
8 9 (3.37%) Crystal Reports
8 9 (3.37%) Oracle Database
9 8 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.62%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (2.25%) Big Data
11 6 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (1.87%) MS Access
12 5 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (1.50%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.50%) Impala
Development Applications
1 38 (14.23%) Visual Studio
2 21 (7.87%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.62%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.25%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.50%) Subversion
5 4 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.50%) Mercurial
5 4 (1.50%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (1.50%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (1.12%) JUnit
6 3 (1.12%) Maven
7 2 (0.75%) RequisitePro
7 2 (0.75%) Ant
7 2 (0.75%) PHPUnit
7 2 (0.75%) Hudson
7 2 (0.75%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.75%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.37%) Eclipse RCP
8 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.37%) AccuRev
General
1 47 (17.60%) Finance
2 13 (4.87%) Manufacturing
3 12 (4.49%) Retail
4 8 (3.00%) Automotive
5 7 (2.62%) Electronics
6 6 (2.25%) Marketing
7 5 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.12%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.12%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.75%) Advertising
9 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 150 (56.18%) Developer
2 54 (20.22%) Junior
3 46 (17.23%) C# Developer
4 45 (16.85%) Graduate
5 41 (15.36%) Software Developer
5 41 (15.36%) Junior Developer
6 40 (14.98%) .NET Developer
6 40 (14.98%) Analyst
7 31 (11.61%) C# .NET Developer
8 25 (9.36%) Graduate Developer
9 22 (8.24%) Junior .NET Developer
10 21 (7.87%) Web Developer
11 20 (7.49%) Support Analyst
12 17 (6.37%) Senior Developer
12 17 (6.37%) Junior Software Developer
13 16 (5.99%) Junior C# Developer
13 16 (5.99%) Java Developer
14 15 (5.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 14 (5.24%) C# Software Developer
15 14 (5.24%) Junior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (42.70%) .NET
2 100 (37.45%) HTML
3 75 (28.09%) CSS
4 67 (25.09%) ASP.NET
5 53 (19.85%) XML
6 30 (11.24%) HTML5
7 29 (10.86%) jQuery
8 28 (10.49%) WCF
9 26 (9.74%) Web Services
10 25 (9.36%) WPF
11 21 (7.87%) CSS3
12 19 (7.12%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (7.12%) .NET Framework
13 15 (5.62%) Ajax
14 13 (4.87%) LINQ
15 12 (4.49%) Silverlight
15 12 (4.49%) XSLT
16 11 (4.12%) DHTML
17 10 (3.75%) REST
17 10 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.23%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (13.86%) Mathematics
3 15 (5.62%) Algorithms
4 12 (4.49%) Physics
5 11 (4.12%) Smartcard
6 8 (3.00%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.00%) Data Structures
7 7 (2.62%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.25%) Open Source
8 6 (2.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 5 (1.87%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.87%) Artificial Intelligence
9 5 (1.87%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.50%) Web 2.0
10 4 (1.50%) Data Integration
11 3 (1.12%) Statistics
11 3 (1.12%) User Experience
12 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.75%) Clustering
13 1 (0.37%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 42 (15.73%) Windows
2 26 (9.74%) Linux
3 14 (5.24%) UNIX
4 13 (4.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.62%) Windows XP
6 7 (2.62%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.50%) VxWorks
7 4 (1.50%) CentOS
8 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.37%) Android
9 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (25.47%) Software Engineering
3 45 (16.85%) MVC
4 35 (13.11%) OO
5 32 (11.99%) Web Development
6 20 (7.49%) OOP
6 20 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (7.12%) Cyber Security
8 16 (5.99%) TDD
9 13 (4.87%) Project Management
10 12 (4.49%) Scrum
10 12 (4.49%) OOD
10 12 (4.49%) Analytics
11 11 (4.12%) Data Modelling
11 11 (4.12%) CRM
12 10 (3.75%) Validation
12 10 (3.75%) Coaching
12 10 (3.75%) Web Application Development
13 9 (3.37%) ETL
13 9 (3.37%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 132 (49.44%) SQL
2 114 (42.70%) C#
3 87 (32.58%) JavaScript
4 48 (17.98%) Java
5 42 (15.73%) VB.NET
6 38 (14.23%) PHP
7 36 (13.48%) C++
7 36 (13.48%) VB
8 24 (8.99%) C
9 18 (6.74%) Python
10 14 (5.24%) PHP5
11 12 (4.49%) VB6
11 12 (4.49%) T-SQL
12 11 (4.12%) VBScript
12 11 (4.12%) Ruby
13 10 (3.75%) PowerShell
14 9 (3.37%) PL/SQL
14 9 (3.37%) Perl
15 6 (2.25%) XAML
16 5 (1.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 206 (77.15%) Degree
2 16 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (4.49%) ISEB
4 7 (2.62%) PhD
4 7 (2.62%) ISTQB
5 6 (2.25%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.87%) MCSE
6 5 (1.87%) CCNA
6 5 (1.87%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 3 (1.12%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.12%) Sun Certification
7 3 (1.12%) OCPJP
7 3 (1.12%) OCMJD
8 2 (0.75%) MCDST
8 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.75%) HND
9 1 (0.37%) MCSD
9 1 (0.37%) CISSP
9 1 (0.37%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.24%) QA
2 5 (1.87%) IEC 61508
3 3 (1.12%) WAI
4 2 (0.75%) COBIT
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (1.50%) Docker
3 2 (0.75%) vSphere
3 2 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.37%) Xen
4 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.37%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (3.00%) Puppet
2 6 (2.25%) SCCM
3 5 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.50%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.12%) WSUS
6 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.37%) SCOM
7 1 (0.37%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.37%) Nessus
7 1 (0.37%) Nmap
Vendors
1 74 (27.72%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.24%) Oracle
3 9 (3.37%) Business Objects
4 5 (1.87%) Cisco
4 5 (1.87%) Red Hat
4 5 (1.87%) BT
5 4 (1.50%) VMware
5 4 (1.50%) Talend
5 4 (1.50%) Cloudera
5 4 (1.50%) Informatica
5 4 (1.50%) IBM
5 4 (1.50%) Sun
6 3 (1.12%) HP
6 3 (1.12%) Adobe
7 2 (0.75%) NetApp
7 2 (0.75%) Apple
7 2 (0.75%) Sage
7 2 (0.75%) SAP
7 2 (0.75%) MKS
7 2 (0.75%) Zend
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
IT Connections
Salary: Up to £40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 48,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Private Healthcare + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 43,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Worcester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Warwickshire
Explore Group
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago