Period
to 15 August 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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)
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 28 31
Rank change year-on-year -14 +3 +20
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 71 137 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 5.21% 7.45% 6.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.26% 18.44% 15.34%
Number of salaries quoted 64 121 117
Essex median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% -21.74% +59.72%
10th Percentile £21,250 £27,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £65,000 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 Essex with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 498 743 939
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 36.51% 40.40% 45.49%
Number of salaries quoted 408 591 736
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% -9.47% +18.75%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £68,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018. 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
Chelmsford -2 24 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Colchester -3 21 £30,000 -36.84% 7
Saffron Walden 0 4 £35,000 -1.72%
Basildon -6 4 £52,500 -12.50% 2
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £25,000 - 1
Brentwood +14 1 - -
Witham +3 1 £25,000 -38.27%
Computer Science
East of England

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 Essex region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 64 (90.14%) Degree
2 50 (70.42%) Java
3 46 (64.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 37 (52.11%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (46.48%) SQL Server
6 31 (43.66%) OO
7 30 (42.25%) MySQL
8 29 (40.85%) SQL
8 29 (40.85%) Spring
8 29 (40.85%) MVC
9 27 (38.03%) Java EE
10 26 (36.62%) JavaScript
11 23 (32.39%) CSS
12 22 (30.99%) HTML
12 22 (30.99%) Oracle
13 21 (29.58%) E-Commerce
14 20 (28.17%) OOP
14 20 (28.17%) Hibernate
14 20 (28.17%) Software Engineering
15 19 (26.76%) JBoss
15 19 (26.76%) Swing
15 19 (26.76%) .NET
15 19 (26.76%) C#
16 18 (25.35%) Spring MVC
17 17 (23.94%) Relational Database
17 17 (23.94%) Oracle Database
17 17 (23.94%) JSP
18 15 (21.13%) J2EE
18 15 (21.13%) Tomcat
18 15 (21.13%) TDD

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 19 (26.76%) JBoss
2 15 (21.13%) Tomcat
2 15 (21.13%) WebSphere
3 11 (15.49%) WebLogic
4 10 (14.08%) Apache
5 3 (4.23%) GlassFish
5 3 (4.23%) OpenEdge
6 2 (2.82%) Apache Geronimo
6 2 (2.82%) Apache Pig
6 2 (2.82%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.41%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Weka
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) FTP
1 1 (1.41%) LAN
1 1 (1.41%) SMS
1 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (46.48%) SQL Server
2 30 (42.25%) MySQL
3 17 (23.94%) Oracle Database
3 17 (23.94%) Relational Database
4 12 (16.90%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (11.27%) NoSQL
6 6 (8.45%) Data Mining
6 6 (8.45%) RDBMS
7 3 (4.23%) OLAP
7 3 (4.23%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (2.82%) Apache Hive
8 2 (2.82%) Big Data
8 2 (2.82%) CouchDB
8 2 (2.82%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.82%) Mahout
8 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.82%) Neo4j
8 2 (2.82%) Sqoop
9 1 (1.41%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (21.13%) Git (software)
2 12 (16.90%) JUnit
3 11 (15.49%) Subversion
3 11 (15.49%) Visual Studio
4 10 (14.08%) Ant
4 10 (14.08%) Gradle
4 10 (14.08%) Maven
5 5 (7.04%) MSTest
5 5 (7.04%) NUnit
5 5 (7.04%) SpecFlow
5 5 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (7.04%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (7.04%) WatiN
6 3 (4.23%) Selenium
7 1 (1.41%) Bower
7 1 (1.41%) Grunt
7 1 (1.41%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.41%) JIRA
General
1 12 (16.90%) Automotive
1 12 (16.90%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Back Office
2 5 (7.04%) Games
3 2 (2.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.41%) Law
4 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (74.65%) Developer
2 37 (52.11%) Java Developer
3 26 (36.62%) Graduate
3 26 (36.62%) Graduate Developer
4 20 (28.17%) Junior
5 19 (26.76%) Junior Developer
6 17 (23.94%) Graduate Java Developer
7 15 (21.13%) Junior Java Developer
8 13 (18.31%) Lead Developer
8 13 (18.31%) Lead Java Developer
9 11 (15.49%) Software Developer
9 11 (15.49%) SQL Developer
10 9 (12.68%) Graduate J2EE Developer
10 9 (12.68%) Graduate Java J2EE Developer
10 9 (12.68%) Graduate SQL Developer
10 9 (12.68%) J2EE Developer
10 9 (12.68%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 9 (12.68%) Junior J2EE Developer
10 9 (12.68%) Junior Java/J2EE Developer
10 9 (12.68%) Junior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (40.85%) Spring
2 27 (38.03%) Java EE
3 23 (32.39%) CSS
4 22 (30.99%) HTML
5 20 (28.17%) Hibernate
6 19 (26.76%) .NET
6 19 (26.76%) Swing
7 18 (25.35%) Spring MVC
8 17 (23.94%) JSP
9 15 (21.13%) Ajax
9 15 (21.13%) J2EE
10 14 (19.72%) Web Services
11 13 (18.31%) JPA
12 12 (16.90%) jQuery
13 11 (15.49%) SOAP
14 10 (14.08%) AngularJS
14 10 (14.08%) Struts
15 9 (12.68%) ASP.NET
15 9 (12.68%) JMS
16 8 (11.27%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (4.23%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (2.82%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (2.82%) Online Gambling
4 2 (2.82%) Social Gaming
5 1 (1.41%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.41%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.41%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.41%) LIMS
5 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.31%) Linux
2 7 (9.86%) Windows
3 4 (5.63%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (52.11%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (43.66%) OO
3 29 (40.85%) MVC
4 21 (29.58%) E-Commerce
5 20 (28.17%) OOP
5 20 (28.17%) Software Engineering
6 15 (21.13%) TDD
7 14 (19.72%) Unit Testing
8 9 (12.68%) Pair Programming
9 8 (11.27%) SDLC
10 7 (9.86%) BDD
10 7 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (8.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (8.45%) Software Delivery
11 6 (8.45%) Test Automation
11 6 (8.45%) Test Scripting
11 6 (8.45%) Web Development
12 5 (7.04%) Acceptance Criteria
12 5 (7.04%) Mathematics
12 5 (7.04%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (70.42%) Java
2 29 (40.85%) SQL
3 26 (36.62%) JavaScript
4 19 (26.76%) C#
5 13 (18.31%) PL/SQL
6 10 (14.08%) Python
7 8 (11.27%) PHP
8 7 (9.86%) Java 8
8 7 (9.86%) T-SQL
9 5 (7.04%) VB
10 4 (5.63%) C++
11 3 (4.23%) TypeScript
12 2 (2.82%) C
13 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.41%) Groovy
13 1 (1.41%) Perl
13 1 (1.41%) Ruby
13 1 (1.41%) XAML
Qualifications
1 64 (90.14%) Degree
2 46 (64.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (8.45%) ISEB
3 6 (8.45%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.63%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.82%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.41%) CCENT
6 1 (1.41%) CCNA
6 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.41%) MCP
6 1 (1.41%) MCSA
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) HDFS
2 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.41%) Docker
2 1 (1.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 22 (30.99%) Oracle
2 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.82%) Alteryx
3 2 (2.82%) Tableau
4 1 (1.41%) Adobe
4 1 (1.41%) Avaya
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco
4 1 (1.41%) Citrix
4 1 (1.41%) HP
4 1 (1.41%) Mitel
4 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com