Period
to 15 August 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 66 59
Rank change year-on-year +33 -7 0
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 271 160 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.00% 4.09% 4.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.25% 9.64% 9.94%
Number of salaries quoted 159 115 134
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £33,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.40% +21.82% -21.43%
10th Percentile £22,800 £21,750 £20,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £58,750 £48,375
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -1.54% -7.14%

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

All Generic IT Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,777 1,659 2,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 45.87% 42.42% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,161 1,221 1,278
Birmingham median annual salary £48,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.12% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,175
90th Percentile £72,500 £60,000 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Birmingham

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Computer Science in Birmingham

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Birmingham over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 214 (78.97%) Degree
2 205 (75.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 152 (56.09%) Software Engineering
4 108 (39.85%) Self-Motivation
4 108 (39.85%) Data Centre
5 82 (30.26%) VMware
6 81 (29.89%) Continuous Improvement
7 79 (29.15%) ITIL
8 72 (26.57%) Microsoft
9 68 (25.09%) Windows
10 67 (24.72%) SQL
10 67 (24.72%) Service Delivery
11 65 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
12 63 (23.25%) Root Cause Analysis
12 63 (23.25%) Analytical Skills
13 55 (20.30%) Mathematics
14 54 (19.93%) C#
15 51 (18.82%) Finance
16 50 (18.45%) Citrix
16 50 (18.45%) VMware Infrastructure
17 44 (16.24%) CheckPoint
17 44 (16.24%) Firewall
17 44 (16.24%) JavaScript
18 43 (15.87%) Physics
19 42 (15.50%) ITIL Certification
20 41 (15.13%) MCP
21 37 (13.65%) .NET
22 35 (12.92%) Java
22 35 (12.92%) Requirements Analysis
22 35 (12.92%) Microsoft Azure

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 18 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2010
1 18 (6.64%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.80%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.21%) JBoss
3 6 (2.21%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.21%) WordPress
4 5 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.37%) Apache
5 1 (0.37%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.37%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 32 (11.81%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) Magento
2 1 (0.37%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (8.49%) IaaS
2 23 (8.49%) PaaS
3 19 (7.01%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (7.01%) SaaS
4 13 (4.80%) Office 365
5 9 (3.32%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (2.95%) Force.com
7 6 (2.21%) Zapier
8 4 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.48%) Serverless
9 3 (1.11%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.11%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.37%) GitHub
11 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.37%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 44 (16.24%) Firewall
2 24 (8.86%) LAN
2 24 (8.86%) OSPF
2 24 (8.86%) WAN
3 18 (6.64%) NetScaler
4 6 (2.21%) DNS
4 6 (2.21%) SSL
5 1 (0.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.27%) Relational Database
2 14 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (4.80%) Big Data
4 10 (3.69%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.58%) MySQL
6 4 (1.48%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.74%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.74%) Power BI
9 1 (0.37%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.37%) Bigtable
9 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.37%) Flink
9 1 (0.37%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.37%) GIS
9 1 (0.37%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.37%) Impala
9 1 (0.37%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 14 (5.17%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.58%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.58%) Maven
2 7 (2.58%) Selenium
2 7 (2.58%) Subversion
3 6 (2.21%) Bitbucket
3 6 (2.21%) GitLab
4 5 (1.85%) JIRA
4 5 (1.85%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.48%) JUnit
5 4 (1.48%) TestNG
6 3 (1.11%) Jasmine
6 3 (1.11%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.74%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.74%) JBehave
7 2 (0.74%) JMeter
7 2 (0.74%) WATIR
7 2 (0.74%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.37%) Log4Net
8 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (18.82%) Finance
2 23 (8.49%) Publishing
3 13 (4.80%) Legal
4 10 (3.69%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.21%) Banking
5 6 (2.21%) Retail
6 4 (1.48%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.74%) Advertising
7 2 (0.74%) Law
8 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.37%) Automotive
8 1 (0.37%) Electronics
8 1 (0.37%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
8 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (25.46%) Developer
2 60 (22.14%) Graduate
3 42 (15.50%) Analyst
4 41 (15.13%) Architect
5 40 (14.76%) Graduate Analyst
6 32 (11.81%) SCCM Engineer
7 31 (11.44%) Graduate Technical Analyst
7 31 (11.44%) Technical Analyst
8 29 (10.70%) Solutions Architect
9 25 (9.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 25 (9.23%) Technical Specialist
10 22 (8.12%) Software Developer
11 20 (7.38%) Software Engineer
12 18 (6.64%) Graduate Developer
13 17 (6.27%) Graduate Software Developer
13 17 (6.27%) Senior SCCM Engineer
14 16 (5.90%) Citrix Specialist
14 16 (5.90%) Citrix Technical Specialist
14 16 (5.90%) Virtualisation Specialist
15 14 (5.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (13.65%) .NET
2 30 (11.07%) CSS
2 30 (11.07%) HTML
3 21 (7.75%) .NET Framework
4 18 (6.64%) Hibernate
5 12 (4.43%) HTML5
6 10 (3.69%) XML
7 9 (3.32%) Visualforce
8 7 (2.58%) CSS3
8 7 (2.58%) RESTful
8 7 (2.58%) Sass
9 6 (2.21%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.21%) OpenCV
9 6 (2.21%) Twig
9 6 (2.21%) WPF
10 5 (1.85%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.85%) Java EE
10 5 (1.85%) Vue.js
11 4 (1.48%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (1.48%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 108 (39.85%) Data Centre
1 108 (39.85%) Self-Motivation
2 63 (23.25%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (11.81%) CMDB
4 22 (8.12%) Management Information System
4 22 (8.12%) Public Cloud
5 15 (5.54%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.95%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.85%) Analytical Mindset
7 5 (1.85%) User Experience
8 3 (1.11%) Fintech
9 2 (0.74%) Clustering
9 2 (0.74%) Replication
10 1 (0.37%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.37%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.37%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 68 (25.09%) Windows
2 32 (11.81%) Windows 10
2 32 (11.81%) Windows 7
3 18 (6.64%) Windows Server
4 14 (5.17%) Linux
5 13 (4.80%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.48%) Unix
7 2 (0.74%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (56.09%) Software Engineering
2 81 (29.89%) Continuous Improvement
3 79 (29.15%) ITIL
4 67 (24.72%) Service Delivery
5 65 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (23.25%) Root Cause Analysis
7 55 (20.30%) Mathematics
8 43 (15.87%) Physics
9 35 (12.92%) Requirements Analysis
10 33 (12.18%) Presales
11 32 (11.81%) Due Diligence
11 32 (11.81%) Line Management
12 31 (11.44%) Problem-Solving
12 31 (11.44%) TDD
13 28 (10.33%) Project Management
14 26 (9.59%) Technical Architecture
14 26 (9.59%) Web Development
15 25 (9.23%) IT Strategy
15 25 (9.23%) SDLC
16 24 (8.86%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (24.72%) SQL
2 54 (19.93%) C#
3 44 (16.24%) JavaScript
4 35 (12.92%) Java
5 32 (11.81%) PowerShell
5 32 (11.81%) VBScript
6 14 (5.17%) PHP
7 13 (4.80%) C++
8 10 (3.69%) Apex Code
9 7 (2.58%) C
10 5 (1.85%) Python
11 3 (1.11%) Java 8
11 3 (1.11%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.11%) XPath
12 2 (0.74%) Perl
12 2 (0.74%) R
12 2 (0.74%) VB
13 1 (0.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 214 (78.97%) Degree
2 205 (75.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (15.50%) ITIL Certification
4 41 (15.13%) MCP
5 34 (12.55%) MCSE
5 34 (12.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (8.86%) ISEB
7 23 (8.49%) PMI Certification
7 23 (8.49%) PMP
8 20 (7.38%) CEH
8 20 (7.38%) CISSP
8 20 (7.38%) CompTIA Security+
9 16 (5.90%) Master's Degree
10 9 (3.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (2.95%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (2.58%) CIPD
13 5 (1.85%) Security Cleared
14 2 (0.74%) CCNA
14 2 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.74%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (11.07%) SLA
2 20 (7.38%) GPG13
2 20 (7.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (7.01%) GDPR
4 12 (4.43%) QA
5 6 (2.21%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 50 (18.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (7.01%) Active Directory
3 18 (6.64%) Hyper-V
3 18 (6.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 18 (6.64%) VMware ESXi
3 18 (6.64%) vSphere
3 18 (6.64%) XenApp
3 18 (6.64%) XenDesktop
4 12 (4.43%) Firmware
5 9 (3.32%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.37%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 32 (11.81%) SCCM
2 27 (9.96%) SCVMM
3 18 (6.64%) vCenter Server
3 18 (6.64%) vMotion
4 13 (4.80%) WSUS
5 2 (0.74%) Galera Cluster
6 1 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 82 (30.26%) VMware
2 72 (26.57%) Microsoft
3 50 (18.45%) Citrix
4 44 (16.24%) CheckPoint
5 25 (9.23%) HP
6 24 (8.86%) Cisco
6 24 (8.86%) Fortinet
7 23 (8.49%) EMC
7 23 (8.49%) NetApp
8 18 (6.64%) Ivanti
9 15 (5.54%) Xamarin
10 13 (4.80%) Remedy
11 11 (4.06%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (3.32%) BMC
12 9 (3.32%) Oracle
13 6 (2.21%) Zuora
14 4 (1.48%) IBM
15 3 (1.11%) Capita
15 3 (1.11%) Dell
15 3 (1.11%) Veritas