Period
to 24 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 53 47
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 +5
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 55 55 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.63% 3.98% 4.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.93% 12.42% 14.70%
Number of salaries quoted 45 52 92
South Wales median annual salary £39,000 £31,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.81% +5.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £19,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £43,750 £53,625
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £25,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +60.00% -16.67% -7.69%

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 South Wales with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 554 443 687
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 36.54% 32.08% 31.57%
Number of salaries quoted 476 402 599
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,375 £55,450
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in South Wales

Computer Science
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Computer Science in South Wales

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in South Wales over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in South Wales

Computer Science
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 24 September 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
Cardiff -6 43 £34,750 +10.32% 8
Newport +2 6 £46,250 +92.71%
Torfaen -7 3 £57,500 +38.55% 2
Bridgend -4 2 £28,000 -20.00% 2
Caerphilly - 1 - -
Computer Science
Wales

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 47 (85.45%) Degree
2 24 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (40.00%) Java
4 16 (29.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (20.00%) Retail
7 10 (18.18%) Configuration Management
7 10 (18.18%) Project Management
7 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 10 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (16.36%) Data Structures
8 9 (16.36%) BPMN
8 9 (16.36%) HTML
8 9 (16.36%) XML
9 8 (14.55%) UML
9 8 (14.55%) CSS
9 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
9 8 (14.55%) Software Engineering
9 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (14.55%) Physics
10 7 (12.73%) jQuery
10 7 (12.73%) Service Delivery
10 7 (12.73%) C#
11 6 (10.91%) MySQL
11 6 (10.91%) Oracle
11 6 (10.91%) Web Services
11 6 (10.91%) Unix
11 6 (10.91%) Data Modelling
11 6 (10.91%) OCA
11 6 (10.91%) Oracle Certification

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 3 (5.45%) Apache
2 2 (3.64%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.82%) Drupal
3 1 (1.82%) IIS
3 1 (1.82%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.82%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.82%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) GitHub
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) Firewall
2 2 (3.64%) HTTP
3 1 (1.82%) LAN
3 1 (1.82%) SSH
3 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) MySQL
1 6 (10.91%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.27%) Big Data
3 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.27%) JIRA
2 4 (7.27%) Selenium
3 2 (3.64%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.64%) Gradle
3 2 (3.64%) Maven
3 2 (3.64%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (3.64%) Redmine
4 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.82%) Rational Team Concert
4 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (20.00%) Retail
2 5 (9.09%) Aerospace
2 5 (9.09%) Finance
3 4 (7.27%) Games
4 3 (5.45%) Marketing
4 3 (5.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.64%) Advertising
6 1 (1.82%) Automotive
6 1 (1.82%) Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Electronics
6 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Analyst
2 10 (18.18%) Developer
3 8 (14.55%) Administrator
4 7 (12.73%) Software Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Architect
5 6 (10.91%) Business Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Business Process Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) DBA
5 6 (10.91%) Oracle DBA
5 6 (10.91%) Process Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Technical Business Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Junior
8 3 (5.45%) Embedded Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.64%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Python Developer
9 2 (3.64%) QA Automation Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) HTML
1 9 (16.36%) XML
2 8 (14.55%) CSS
3 7 (12.73%) jQuery
4 6 (10.91%) Spring
4 6 (10.91%) Web Services
5 5 (9.09%) .NET
5 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 5 (9.09%) RESTful
6 4 (7.27%) Ajax
6 4 (7.27%) HTML5
6 4 (7.27%) Kafka
6 4 (7.27%) SOAP
7 3 (5.45%) CSS3
7 3 (5.45%) LAMP
7 3 (5.45%) Laravel
8 2 (3.64%) JSON
8 2 (3.64%) Node.js
8 2 (3.64%) REST
8 2 (3.64%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.36%) Data Structures
3 6 (10.91%) CMDB
3 6 (10.91%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.64%) Frameworx
4 2 (3.64%) PKI
4 2 (3.64%) TM Forum
4 2 (3.64%) User Experience
4 2 (3.64%) Wiki
5 1 (1.82%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.82%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.82%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.82%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Unix
2 3 (5.45%) Linux
2 3 (5.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 10 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (18.18%) Project Management
3 9 (16.36%) BPMN
4 8 (14.55%) Physics
4 8 (14.55%) Software Engineering
4 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (14.55%) UML
5 7 (12.73%) Service Delivery
6 6 (10.91%) Business Analysis
6 6 (10.91%) Data Modelling
6 6 (10.91%) Database Security
6 6 (10.91%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (10.91%) Microservices
6 6 (10.91%) Security Patching
6 6 (10.91%) Validation
7 5 (9.09%) Analytics
7 5 (9.09%) Product Management
7 5 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.00%) Java
2 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 7 (12.73%) C#
4 6 (10.91%) Java 8
5 5 (9.09%) SQL
6 4 (7.27%) PHP
6 4 (7.27%) Ruby
7 3 (5.45%) C++
8 2 (3.64%) Python
9 1 (1.82%) Ada
9 1 (1.82%) C
9 1 (1.82%) Delphi
9 1 (1.82%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.82%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.82%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 47 (85.45%) Degree
2 16 (29.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (10.91%) OCA
3 6 (10.91%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (7.27%) PhD
5 2 (3.64%) Master's Degree
5 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.64%) PMP
6 1 (1.82%) CISM
6 1 (1.82%) CISSP
6 1 (1.82%) GIAC
6 1 (1.82%) GPEN
6 1 (1.82%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) MISRA
3 1 (1.82%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.82%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.64%) vSphere
3 1 (1.82%) Docker
3 1 (1.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.91%) Oracle
3 2 (3.64%) IBM
3 2 (3.64%) Zend
4 1 (1.82%) LexisNexis