Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 36 24
Rank change year-on-year -14 -12 +45
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 65 120 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.63% 5.89% 7.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.84% 16.04% 18.19%
Number of salaries quoted 57 92 156
Essex median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +45.83% -10.00%
10th Percentile £24,600 £24,000 £22,625
90th Percentile £78,750 £68,750 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 549 748 1105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 39.10% 36.74% 41.57%
Number of salaries quoted 423 528 774
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £48,750 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +16.77% +0.60%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,500 £70,000 £69,625
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017. 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 0 23 £50,000 +21.21%
Colchester -2 18 £50,000 -20.00% 1
Southend-on-Sea +16 7 £77,500 +260.47%
Brentwood +28 4 - -
Saffron Walden -5 3 £35,614 -10.97% 1
Computer Science
East of England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 Essex region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 57 (87.69%) Degree
2 34 (52.31%) Java
3 31 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (44.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (30.77%) Spring
6 19 (29.23%) MVC
6 19 (29.23%) SQL
7 18 (27.69%) C#
7 18 (27.69%) SQL Server
8 16 (24.62%) JBoss
8 16 (24.62%) Java EE
9 15 (23.08%) Spring MVC
10 13 (20.00%) .NET
10 13 (20.00%) Automotive
10 13 (20.00%) TDD
11 12 (18.46%) Finance
11 12 (18.46%) Hibernate
11 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET
11 12 (18.46%) E-Commerce
11 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
11 12 (18.46%) SDLC
12 11 (16.92%) Maven
12 11 (16.92%) J2EE
12 11 (16.92%) Ant
13 10 (15.38%) JavaScript
13 10 (15.38%) Struts
13 10 (15.38%) JMS
13 10 (15.38%) Software Engineering
13 10 (15.38%) WebSphere
13 10 (15.38%) JPA

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 16 (24.62%) JBoss
2 10 (15.38%) WebSphere
3 8 (12.31%) Tomcat
4 6 (9.23%) GlassFish
5 4 (6.15%) WebLogic
6 3 (4.62%) Apache
7 2 (3.08%) Apache Geronimo
7 2 (3.08%) Apache Pig
7 2 (3.08%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (1.54%) CMS
8 1 (1.54%) Confluence
8 1 (1.54%) IIS
8 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Weka
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon Glacier
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) Internet
2 2 (3.08%) Firewall
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.54%) LAN
3 1 (1.54%) Network Security
3 1 (1.54%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.54%) SAN
3 1 (1.54%) SMS
3 1 (1.54%) VLAN
3 1 (1.54%) VPN
3 1 (1.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.77%) MySQL
2 7 (10.77%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.15%) Data Mining
3 4 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.62%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.08%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (3.08%) Apache Hive
5 2 (3.08%) Big Data
5 2 (3.08%) CouchDB
5 2 (3.08%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.08%) Mahout
5 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.08%) Neo4j
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.08%) Sqoop
6 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Ant
1 11 (16.92%) Maven
2 10 (15.38%) Gradle
3 7 (10.77%) Visual Studio
4 6 (9.23%) Git (software)
5 5 (7.69%) JUnit
6 4 (6.15%) LoadRunner
6 4 (6.15%) Subversion
7 2 (3.08%) JIRA
8 1 (1.54%) ArgoUML
8 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.54%) DbUnit
8 1 (1.54%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.54%) gulp
8 1 (1.54%) JProfiler
8 1 (1.54%) Redmine
8 1 (1.54%) Selenium
8 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.54%) The Grinder
8 1 (1.54%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (20.00%) Automotive
2 12 (18.46%) Finance
3 4 (6.15%) Marketing
4 1 (1.54%) Games
4 1 (1.54%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (66.15%) Developer
2 28 (43.08%) Java Developer
3 12 (18.46%) Agile Developer
3 12 (18.46%) Agile Java Developer
4 11 (16.92%) Graduate
4 11 (16.92%) Graduate Developer
5 9 (13.85%) .NET Developer
5 9 (13.85%) Junior
5 9 (13.85%) Junior Developer
5 9 (13.85%) Senior Developer
6 8 (12.31%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (12.31%) Software Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Analyst
8 5 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (7.69%) C# Developer
8 5 (7.69%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 5 (7.69%) Graduate C# .NET Developer
8 5 (7.69%) Graduate Java Developer
8 5 (7.69%) Java Software Developer
8 5 (7.69%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.77%) Spring
2 16 (24.62%) Java EE
3 15 (23.08%) Spring MVC
4 13 (20.00%) .NET
5 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET
5 12 (18.46%) Hibernate
6 11 (16.92%) J2EE
7 10 (15.38%) JMS
7 10 (15.38%) JPA
7 10 (15.38%) Struts
8 8 (12.31%) HTML
8 8 (12.31%) Java SE
9 7 (10.77%) CSS
9 7 (10.77%) EJB
9 7 (10.77%) Web Services
10 6 (9.23%) Ajax
10 6 (9.23%) Swing
11 5 (7.69%) AngularJS
11 5 (7.69%) OSGi
11 5 (7.69%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.15%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.23%) Linux
2 3 (4.62%) Unix
2 3 (4.62%) Windows
2 3 (4.62%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.23%) MVC
3 13 (20.00%) TDD
4 12 (18.46%) E-Commerce
4 12 (18.46%) SDLC
5 10 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 9 (13.85%) Web Development
7 7 (10.77%) Mathematics
7 7 (10.77%) OO
7 7 (10.77%) OOP
8 4 (6.15%) Data Analysis
8 4 (6.15%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (6.15%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (6.15%) Performance Testing
8 4 (6.15%) Project Management
8 4 (6.15%) Software Testing
8 4 (6.15%) Unit Testing
8 4 (6.15%) User Stories
8 4 (6.15%) Web Application Development
8 4 (6.15%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 34 (52.31%) Java
2 19 (29.23%) SQL
3 18 (27.69%) C#
4 10 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.77%) PL/SQL
6 6 (9.23%) R
7 4 (6.15%) T-SQL
7 4 (6.15%) VBA
8 2 (3.08%) Perl
8 2 (3.08%) Python
9 1 (1.54%) C++
9 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.54%) XAML
Qualifications
1 57 (87.69%) Degree
2 29 (44.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (7.69%) Master's Degree
4 4 (6.15%) ISEB
4 4 (6.15%) ISTQB
4 4 (6.15%) MBA
5 3 (4.62%) IIBA
5 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.08%) PhD
6 2 (3.08%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.54%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.54%) CCNA
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.54%) CISM
7 1 (1.54%) CISSP
7 1 (1.54%) MCP
7 1 (1.54%) MCSE
7 1 (1.54%) SANS
7 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) HDFS
2 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.54%) VMware NSX
2 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (3.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.54%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco CME
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.54%) vRealize
Vendors
1 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.77%) Oracle
3 5 (7.69%) Citrix
3 5 (7.69%) HP
4 2 (3.08%) Alteryx
4 2 (3.08%) Tableau
4 2 (3.08%) VMware
5 1 (1.54%) Avaya
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco
5 1 (1.54%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.54%) IBM
5 1 (1.54%) McAfee
5 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.54%) Sophos
5 1 (1.54%) Symantec