Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 50 38
Rank change year-on-year +30 -12 -12
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 102 64 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 8.53% 4.62% 5.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.27% 5.33% 6.29%
Number of salaries quoted 68 56 90
Essex median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% -4.76% +45.83%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £78,750 £68,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 993 1,200 1,875
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 83.03% 86.64% 91.87%
Number of salaries quoted 747 1,003 1,406
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -1.10% +13.75%
10th Percentile £23,100 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £68,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +11 30 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Colchester +15 25 £72,500 +41.46% 4
Southend-on-Sea -1 11 £22,500 -70.97%
Brentwood +9 4 - - 2
Epping - 4 £35,000 -
Basildon - 2 £41,250 - 2
Computer Science
East of England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 98 (96.08%) Degree
2 65 (63.73%) SQL Server
3 63 (61.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 57 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (54.90%) Java
6 52 (50.98%) C#
7 46 (45.10%) .NET
8 38 (37.25%) OO
8 38 (37.25%) MySQL
9 36 (35.29%) SQL
9 36 (35.29%) Microsoft
10 33 (32.35%) JavaScript
10 33 (32.35%) CSS
10 33 (32.35%) TDD
11 30 (29.41%) MVC
11 30 (29.41%) Visual Studio
12 28 (27.45%) Oracle
13 26 (25.49%) HTML
14 25 (24.51%) E-Commerce
14 25 (24.51%) Spring
15 23 (22.55%) Mathematics
16 22 (21.57%) BDD
17 21 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
18 20 (19.61%) Web Development
18 20 (19.61%) Continuous Improvement
18 20 (19.61%) Software Engineering
18 20 (19.61%) Python
19 19 (18.63%) PHP
19 19 (18.63%) SDLC
20 18 (17.65%) Analytical Skills

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 12 (11.76%) JBoss
1 12 (11.76%) Tomcat
1 12 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 11 (10.78%) Apache
3 10 (9.80%) Apache Spark
4 9 (8.82%) Apache Geronimo
4 9 (8.82%) GlassFish
5 5 (4.90%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.96%) OpenEdge
6 2 (1.96%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.98%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (8.82%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.98%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) Internet
2 1 (0.98%) LAN
2 1 (0.98%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (63.73%) SQL Server
2 38 (37.25%) MySQL
3 12 (11.76%) Relational Database
4 10 (9.80%) Big Data
4 10 (9.80%) Hadoop
4 10 (9.80%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (9.80%) RDBMS
5 9 (8.82%) Apache Hive
5 9 (8.82%) CouchDB
5 9 (8.82%) Mahout
5 9 (8.82%) MongoDB
5 9 (8.82%) Neo4j
5 9 (8.82%) NoSQL
5 9 (8.82%) Sqoop
6 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.98%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (29.41%) Visual Studio
2 15 (14.71%) MSTest
2 15 (14.71%) NUnit
2 15 (14.71%) SpecFlow
2 15 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (14.71%) Visual Studio Team System
2 15 (14.71%) WatiN
3 14 (13.73%) Git (software)
4 13 (12.75%) Subversion
5 11 (10.78%) Maven
6 10 (9.80%) Ant
6 10 (9.80%) Gradle
7 7 (6.86%) JUnit
8 3 (2.94%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.98%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (13.73%) Finance
2 8 (7.84%) Automotive
3 4 (3.92%) Games
4 3 (2.94%) Back Office
5 1 (0.98%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.98%) Law
5 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (58.82%) Developer
2 43 (42.16%) Graduate
3 37 (36.27%) Graduate Developer
4 25 (24.51%) Java Developer
5 20 (19.61%) Analyst
6 15 (14.71%) Software Developer
6 15 (14.71%) Test Analyst
6 15 (14.71%) Tester
6 15 (14.71%) Trainee
7 14 (13.73%) Automation Test Analyst
7 14 (13.73%) Automation Tester
7 14 (13.73%) Graduate Web Developer
7 14 (13.73%) Junior
7 14 (13.73%) Junior Developer
7 14 (13.73%) Web Developer
8 13 (12.75%) Trainee Developer
8 13 (12.75%) Trainee Web Developer
9 12 (11.76%) Lead Developer
9 12 (11.76%) Lead Java Developer
10 11 (10.78%) Graduate Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (45.10%) .NET
2 33 (32.35%) CSS
3 26 (25.49%) HTML
4 25 (24.51%) Spring
5 18 (17.65%) Java EE
6 17 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 17 (16.67%) Spring MVC
7 16 (15.69%) AngularJS
7 16 (15.69%) Hibernate
8 15 (14.71%) Gherkin
8 15 (14.71%) JPA
9 13 (12.75%) jQuery
9 13 (12.75%) LESS
9 13 (12.75%) Web Services
10 12 (11.76%) JSP
10 12 (11.76%) SOAP
10 12 (11.76%) Swing
11 11 (10.78%) Ajax
11 11 (10.78%) JMS
11 11 (10.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (13.73%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.90%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.94%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.96%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (1.96%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.98%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.98%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.98%) Cybercrime
6 1 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.98%) LIMS
6 1 (0.98%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.98%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.71%) Windows
2 11 (10.78%) Linux
3 5 (4.90%) Android
3 5 (4.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (37.25%) OO
3 33 (32.35%) TDD
4 30 (29.41%) MVC
5 25 (24.51%) E-Commerce
6 23 (22.55%) Mathematics
7 22 (21.57%) BDD
8 21 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (19.61%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (19.61%) Software Engineering
9 20 (19.61%) Web Development
10 19 (18.63%) SDLC
11 16 (15.69%) Software Delivery
11 16 (15.69%) Test Automation
11 16 (15.69%) Test Scripting
12 15 (14.71%) Analytics
12 15 (14.71%) Non-Functional Testing
12 15 (14.71%) Time Management
12 15 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (14.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 56 (54.90%) Java
2 52 (50.98%) C#
3 36 (35.29%) SQL
4 33 (32.35%) JavaScript
5 20 (19.61%) Python
6 19 (18.63%) PHP
7 17 (16.67%) C++
8 15 (14.71%) VB
9 13 (12.75%) TypeScript
10 9 (8.82%) PL/SQL
10 9 (8.82%) T-SQL
11 6 (5.88%) Java 8
12 3 (2.94%) C
13 2 (1.96%) Ruby
14 1 (0.98%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 98 (96.08%) Degree
2 63 (61.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (16.67%) ISEB
4 16 (15.69%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.92%) Master's Degree
6 3 (2.94%) IIBA
6 3 (2.94%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.94%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (1.96%) PhD
7 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.86%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.82%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) HP SiteScope
1 3 (2.94%) WMI
2 1 (0.98%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 36 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 28 (27.45%) Oracle
3 10 (9.80%) Tableau
4 9 (8.82%) Alteryx
5 4 (3.92%) HP