The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 16 8
Rank change year-on-year -11 -8  
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 6 14 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 3.97% 10.29% 26.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.11% 26.92% 42.35%
Number of salaries quoted 6 14 18
Median salary £35,000 £25,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.00% -33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

Computer Science is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Belfast
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 74 52 85
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 49.01% 38.24% 62.96%
Number of salaries quoted 48 51 38
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% -11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,350 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing Computer Science as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Belfast

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

Salary trend for Computer Science in Belfast

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in Belfast

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Belfast over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 8 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (40.00%) Analytics
2 6 (40.00%) Degree
3 5 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 5 (33.33%) Physics
3 5 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 5 (33.33%) SAS
3 5 (33.33%) Java
3 5 (33.33%) R
3 5 (33.33%) Big Data
4 4 (26.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (26.67%) C++
4 4 (26.67%) Statistics
5 3 (20.00%) Marketing
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Retail
5 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (20.00%) VB
5 3 (20.00%) Python
5 3 (20.00%) Data Analytics
5 3 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
5 3 (20.00%) Visualisation
5 3 (20.00%) Dashboard Development
6 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
6 2 (13.33%) Change Control
6 2 (13.33%) Network Security
6 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
6 2 (13.33%) Predictive Modelling

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
1 2 (13.33%) LAN
1 2 (13.33%) Network Security
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (13.33%) VPN
1 2 (13.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Big Data
2 2 (13.33%) Data Mining
2 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Marketing
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Front Office
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Commercial Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Commercial Data Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Data Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Data Scientist
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Network Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) C++ Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Database Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Django
1 1 (6.67%) Node.js
1 1 (6.67%) RESTful
1 1 (6.67%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) Equities
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Mac OS
1 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Analytics
2 5 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 5 (33.33%) Physics
3 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (26.67%) Statistics
4 3 (20.00%) Dashboard Development
4 3 (20.00%) Data Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
4 3 (20.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (13.33%) Change Control
5 2 (13.33%) Computer Forensics
5 2 (13.33%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (13.33%) ETL
5 2 (13.33%) Information Security
5 2 (13.33%) Predictive Analytics
5 2 (13.33%) Predictive Modelling
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
1 5 (33.33%) MATLAB
1 5 (33.33%) R
2 4 (26.67%) C++
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) Python
3 3 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (6.67%) Apple Swift
4 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 4 (26.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) CCSA
3 2 (13.33%) Check Point Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (13.33%) CISSP
3 2 (13.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco
1 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto