Period
to 20 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 20 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 41 20
Rank change year-on-year +17 -21 -4
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 83 87 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 8.92% 5.93% 9.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.10% 6.76% 9.95%
Number of salaries quoted 58 84 157
Essex median annual salary £45,295 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.41% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £76,625 £79,275 £68,750
East of England median annual salary £45,591 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -8.82% +25.00% -

Computer Science is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 748 1,287 1,809
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 80.43% 87.79% 90.68%
Number of salaries quoted 563 1,094 1,323
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,500 £28,374
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £68,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Essex

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for Computer Science in Essex

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Essex over the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in Essex

Computer Science
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Essex region over the 6 months to 20 March 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester +6 19 £72,500 +38.10% 7
Chelmsford +4 17 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Southend-on-Sea +6 7 £22,500 -10.00% 1
Brentwood - 5 £53,000 -
Epping - 4 £35,000 -
Wickford - 1 £32,500 -
Computer Science
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 Essex region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 74 (89.16%) Degree
2 48 (57.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (42.17%) SQL Server
5 33 (39.76%) Java
6 29 (34.94%) SQL
7 27 (32.53%) C#
8 24 (28.92%) JavaScript
8 24 (28.92%) CSS
8 24 (28.92%) Microsoft
9 23 (27.71%) MySQL
9 23 (27.71%) SDLC
10 21 (25.30%) Oracle
11 20 (24.10%) .NET
11 20 (24.10%) HTML
11 20 (24.10%) E-Commerce
11 20 (24.10%) TDD
12 19 (22.89%) MVC
13 18 (21.69%) OO
14 17 (20.48%) Linux
14 17 (20.48%) Relational Database
15 16 (19.28%) Waterfall
15 16 (19.28%) Analytics
15 16 (19.28%) Spring
15 16 (19.28%) Web Development
15 16 (19.28%) Time Management
16 15 (18.07%) Mathematics
16 15 (18.07%) Spring MVC
16 15 (18.07%) Software Engineering
16 15 (18.07%) BDD

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 11 (13.25%) JBoss
2 9 (10.84%) Apache
2 9 (10.84%) Apache Geronimo
2 9 (10.84%) Apache Spark
2 9 (10.84%) GlassFish
2 9 (10.84%) Tomcat
2 9 (10.84%) WebSphere
3 8 (9.64%) OpenStack
4 6 (7.23%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (7.23%) Confluence
5 1 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (9.64%) Weka
2 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.05%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (10.84%) GitHub
3 8 (9.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.41%) npm
5 2 (2.41%) Yarn
6 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (42.17%) SQL Server
2 23 (27.71%) MySQL
3 17 (20.48%) Relational Database
4 10 (12.05%) Big Data
4 10 (12.05%) Hadoop
5 9 (10.84%) Apache Hive
5 9 (10.84%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (10.84%) RDBMS
6 8 (9.64%) Amazon Athena
6 8 (9.64%) CouchDB
6 8 (9.64%) Mahout
6 8 (9.64%) MongoDB
6 8 (9.64%) Neo4j
6 8 (9.64%) NoSQL
6 8 (9.64%) Sqoop
7 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.20%) Data Lake
8 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.20%) HBase
8 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (15.66%) Git (software)
1 13 (15.66%) Visual Studio
2 12 (14.46%) Maven
3 11 (13.25%) Ant
4 10 (12.05%) MSTest
4 10 (12.05%) NUnit
4 10 (12.05%) SpecFlow
4 10 (12.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (12.05%) Visual Studio Team System
4 10 (12.05%) WatiN
5 9 (10.84%) Gradle
6 4 (4.82%) LoadRunner
6 4 (4.82%) Subversion
7 3 (3.61%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.61%) Selenium
7 3 (3.61%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.41%) gulp
8 2 (2.41%) JMeter
8 2 (2.41%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (2.41%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (6.02%) Finance
2 1 (1.20%) Automotive
2 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (48.19%) Developer
2 21 (25.30%) Graduate
3 16 (19.28%) Java Developer
4 14 (16.87%) Graduate Developer
4 14 (16.87%) Tester
5 13 (15.66%) Software Developer
6 12 (14.46%) Analyst
7 11 (13.25%) Automation Tester
8 10 (12.05%) Automation Test Analyst
8 10 (12.05%) Test Analyst
9 9 (10.84%) Lead Developer
9 9 (10.84%) Lead Java Developer
10 8 (9.64%) Senior Developer
10 8 (9.64%) Senior Software Developer
11 7 (8.43%) Graduate Web Developer
11 7 (8.43%) Trainee
11 7 (8.43%) Trainee Developer
11 7 (8.43%) Trainee Web Developer
11 7 (8.43%) Web Developer
12 6 (7.23%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (28.92%) CSS
2 20 (24.10%) .NET
2 20 (24.10%) HTML
3 16 (19.28%) Spring
4 15 (18.07%) Spring MVC
5 12 (14.46%) AngularJS
6 11 (13.25%) Gherkin
6 11 (13.25%) Java EE
6 11 (13.25%) SOAP
7 10 (12.05%) JMS
7 10 (12.05%) REST
8 9 (10.84%) Ajax
8 9 (10.84%) FreeMarker
8 9 (10.84%) Hibernate
8 9 (10.84%) JPA
8 9 (10.84%) JSP
8 9 (10.84%) Servlets
8 9 (10.84%) Swing
8 9 (10.84%) TopLink
8 9 (10.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.66%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.23%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.82%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.41%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.48%) Linux
2 9 (10.84%) Windows
3 6 (7.23%) Android
3 6 (7.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.71%) SDLC
3 20 (24.10%) E-Commerce
3 20 (24.10%) TDD
4 19 (22.89%) MVC
5 18 (21.69%) OO
6 16 (19.28%) Analytics
6 16 (19.28%) Time Management
6 16 (19.28%) Waterfall
6 16 (19.28%) Web Development
7 15 (18.07%) BDD
7 15 (18.07%) Mathematics
7 15 (18.07%) Software Engineering
8 14 (16.87%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (16.87%) Test Automation
9 10 (12.05%) Acceptance Criteria
9 10 (12.05%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (12.05%) Software Delivery
9 10 (12.05%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 33 (39.76%) Java
2 29 (34.94%) SQL
3 27 (32.53%) C#
4 24 (28.92%) JavaScript
5 13 (15.66%) Python
6 10 (12.05%) VB
7 9 (10.84%) PHP
8 8 (9.64%) C++
8 8 (9.64%) PL/SQL
8 8 (9.64%) T-SQL
9 7 (8.43%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.41%) C
11 1 (1.20%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 74 (89.16%) Degree
2 48 (57.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (12.05%) ISEB
3 10 (12.05%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) QA
System Software
1 10 (12.05%) Docker
2 8 (9.64%) HDFS
2 8 (9.64%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) Ansible
1 8 (9.64%) Kubernetes
1 8 (9.64%) Terraform
2 4 (4.82%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (4.82%) WMI
Vendors
1 24 (28.92%) Microsoft
2 21 (25.30%) Oracle
3 9 (10.84%) Alteryx
3 9 (10.84%) Tableau
4 4 (4.82%) HP
5 2 (2.41%) PureLoad