Period
to 22 May 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > South West
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 65 48
Rank change year-on-year -1 -17 +17
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 462 512 650
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.34% 5.04% 5.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.76% 12.62% 14.12%
Number of salaries quoted 364 376 545
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +19.40%
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,125 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 the South West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 4,293 4,058 4,603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.37% 39.98% 41.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3,323 3,242 3,653
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,815 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.37% -0.37% +5.26%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in the South West

Computer Science
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Computer Science in the South West

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the South West over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in the South West

Computer Science
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 May 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
Bristol -12 222 £42,500 - 35
Dorset -13 71 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Gloucestershire +4 49 £40,000 -13.51% 12
Wiltshire -14 44 £40,000 - 10
Somerset +35 32 £42,500 +21.43% 8
Cornwall -34 22 £37,500 - 15
Devon 0 19 £46,500 +9.41% 18
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 West region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 368 (79.65%) Degree
2 178 (38.53%) Agile Software Development
3 171 (37.01%) Java
4 165 (35.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 145 (31.39%) Software Engineering
6 130 (28.14%) C++
6 130 (28.14%) Linux
7 125 (27.06%) Mathematics
8 119 (25.76%) JavaScript
9 113 (24.46%) .NET
10 111 (24.03%) SQL
11 107 (23.16%) Python
12 105 (22.73%) HTML
13 98 (21.21%) C#
14 79 (17.10%) OO
15 77 (16.67%) C
16 76 (16.45%) CSS
17 74 (16.02%) Scrum
18 69 (14.94%) AngularJS
19 68 (14.72%) Security Cleared
20 62 (13.42%) Microsoft
21 61 (13.20%) SQL Server
22 59 (12.77%) Algorithms
23 58 (12.55%) Unit Testing
24 56 (12.12%) HTML5
24 56 (12.12%) XML
25 55 (11.90%) Finance
25 55 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
26 54 (11.69%) PHP
27 53 (11.47%) Android

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 22 (4.76%) Apache
2 16 (3.46%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (3.25%) nginx
4 12 (2.60%) Confluence
5 9 (1.95%) JBoss
6 8 (1.73%) CMS
6 8 (1.73%) Drupal
7 7 (1.52%) SAS
8 6 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.30%) OpenStack
9 5 (1.08%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.87%) IIS
10 4 (0.87%) Joomla!
10 4 (0.87%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.65%) Alfresco
11 3 (0.65%) GeoServer
11 3 (0.65%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.43%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.43%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.22%) InVision
4 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Magento
1 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.22%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.73%) GitHub
3 8 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (1.52%) SaaS
5 5 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.65%) PaaS
7 2 (0.43%) Bluemix
7 2 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.22%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.22%) npm
8 1 (0.22%) Office 365
8 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.22%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.33%) Wireless
2 18 (3.90%) Internet
3 12 (2.60%) Network Security
4 8 (1.73%) Bluetooth
5 5 (1.08%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.87%) HTTP
7 2 (0.43%) 3G
7 2 (0.43%) 4G
7 2 (0.43%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.43%) Firewall
7 2 (0.43%) LTE
7 2 (0.43%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.43%) SMS
7 2 (0.43%) VPN
8 1 (0.22%) InfiniBand
8 1 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.22%) MQTT
8 1 (0.22%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.22%) Skype
8 1 (0.22%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (13.20%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.36%) Relational Database
3 30 (6.49%) MySQL
4 23 (4.98%) NoSQL
5 22 (4.76%) RDBMS
6 20 (4.33%) Oracle Database
7 15 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (3.03%) Data Mining
9 10 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (1.73%) Power BI
12 7 (1.52%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.52%) Redis
13 6 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (1.30%) GIS
13 6 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (1.08%) Big Data
14 5 (1.08%) Blockchain
14 5 (1.08%) QlikView
15 3 (0.65%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 38 (8.23%) Git (software)
2 29 (6.28%) JIRA
3 22 (4.76%) Subversion
4 16 (3.46%) Eclipse
5 14 (3.03%) Maven
5 14 (3.03%) Visual Studio
6 12 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (2.38%) JUnit
7 11 (2.38%) Mercurial
8 10 (2.16%) Selenium
9 9 (1.95%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.73%) Jenkins
11 7 (1.52%) Ant
11 7 (1.52%) Rational Rhapsody
12 6 (1.30%) GitLab
12 6 (1.30%) gulp
12 6 (1.30%) JBehave
12 6 (1.30%) PHPUnit
13 5 (1.08%) JSUnit
13 5 (1.08%) Robot Framework
General
1 55 (11.90%) Finance
2 39 (8.44%) Electronics
3 25 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.90%) Marketing
5 17 (3.68%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.38%) Cantonese Language
6 11 (2.38%) Mandarin Language
6 11 (2.38%) Retail
7 10 (2.16%) Law
8 9 (1.95%) Automotive
9 8 (1.73%) Aerospace
10 7 (1.52%) Banking
11 5 (1.08%) Games
12 4 (0.87%) French Language
12 4 (0.87%) German Language
12 4 (0.87%) Legal
13 3 (0.65%) Advertising
13 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.43%) Avionics
15 1 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 197 (42.64%) Developer
2 84 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 71 (15.37%) Graduate
4 63 (13.64%) Software Developer
5 62 (13.42%) Java Developer
6 47 (10.17%) Graduate Developer
7 42 (9.09%) Graduate Software Developer
8 41 (8.87%) C++ Software Engineer
9 40 (8.66%) Senior Developer
10 36 (7.79%) Junior
11 27 (5.84%) Analyst
12 20 (4.33%) Java Software Developer
13 19 (4.11%) .NET Developer
13 19 (4.11%) Graduate Java Developer
13 19 (4.11%) Junior Developer
14 18 (3.90%) Java Engineer
15 17 (3.68%) Graduate J2EE Developer
15 17 (3.68%) Graduate Java J2EE Developer
15 17 (3.68%) J2EE Developer
15 17 (3.68%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (24.46%) .NET
2 105 (22.73%) HTML
3 76 (16.45%) CSS
4 69 (14.94%) AngularJS
5 56 (12.12%) HTML5
5 56 (12.12%) XML
6 36 (7.79%) Web Services
7 34 (7.36%) ASP.NET
7 34 (7.36%) REST
8 32 (6.93%) Spring
9 31 (6.71%) jQuery
10 27 (5.84%) J2EE
11 26 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web API
12 24 (5.19%) Node.js
13 22 (4.76%) CSS3
14 21 (4.55%) React
15 20 (4.33%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (3.46%) RESTful
16 16 (3.46%) SOAP
16 16 (3.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 59 (12.77%) Algorithms
2 33 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.49%) User Experience
4 28 (6.06%) Mobile App
5 21 (4.55%) Data Structures
6 15 (3.25%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (2.38%) Client/Server
9 10 (2.16%) Device Driver
9 10 (2.16%) Internet of Things
10 9 (1.95%) Driving Licence
10 9 (1.95%) Embedded Systems
10 9 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.73%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (1.30%) Social Network
13 5 (1.08%) Acoustics
13 5 (1.08%) Fintech
13 5 (1.08%) Public Cloud
13 5 (1.08%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 130 (28.14%) Linux
2 53 (11.47%) Android
3 51 (11.04%) Unix
4 49 (10.61%) Windows
5 31 (6.71%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.16%) Mac OS X
7 9 (1.95%) CentOS
8 7 (1.52%) Windows Server
9 6 (1.30%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.30%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (38.53%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (31.39%) Software Engineering
3 125 (27.06%) Mathematics
4 79 (17.10%) OO
5 74 (16.02%) Scrum
6 58 (12.55%) Unit Testing
7 55 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
8 49 (10.61%) Machine Learning
9 48 (10.39%) MVC
10 47 (10.17%) SDLC
11 39 (8.44%) TDD
12 37 (8.01%) Physics
13 33 (7.14%) Web Development
14 31 (6.71%) OOP
15 29 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (6.28%) DevOps
16 28 (6.06%) Mentoring
17 27 (5.84%) Data Science
18 26 (5.63%) Android Development
18 26 (5.63%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 171 (37.01%) Java
2 130 (28.14%) C++
3 119 (25.76%) JavaScript
4 111 (24.03%) SQL
5 107 (23.16%) Python
6 98 (21.21%) C#
7 77 (16.67%) C
8 54 (11.69%) PHP
9 26 (5.63%) Ruby
10 15 (3.25%) Shell Script
11 13 (2.81%) Perl
12 12 (2.60%) T-SQL
13 11 (2.38%) Embedded C
13 11 (2.38%) TypeScript
14 9 (1.95%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.95%) R
15 7 (1.52%) Erlang
15 7 (1.52%) MATLAB
15 7 (1.52%) VBScript
16 6 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 368 (79.65%) Degree
2 165 (35.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 68 (14.72%) Security Cleared
4 40 (8.66%) DV Cleared
5 38 (8.23%) SC Cleared
6 36 (7.79%) Numerate Degree
7 27 (5.84%) PhD
8 15 (3.25%) Master's Degree
9 9 (1.95%) Postgraduate
10 8 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (1.52%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.87%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.43%) CCNP
14 2 (0.43%) HNC
14 2 (0.43%) ISEB
14 2 (0.43%) MCSE
14 2 (0.43%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.41%) QA
2 7 (1.52%) MISRA
3 4 (0.87%) SLA
4 3 (0.65%) Def Stans
4 3 (0.65%) WCAG
5 2 (0.43%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.43%) GCP
5 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) ECSS
System Software
1 20 (4.33%) Docker
2 12 (2.60%) Firmware
3 3 (0.65%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.43%) KVM
4 2 (0.43%) LXC
4 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.22%) NFS
5 1 (0.22%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 10 (2.16%) Ansible
2 7 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.52%) Puppet
3 6 (1.30%) Terraform
4 4 (0.87%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.65%) Salt
6 2 (0.43%) CA Service Virtualization
6 2 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.43%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.43%) Mesos
7 1 (0.22%) Kibana
7 1 (0.22%) Nagios
7 1 (0.22%) QRadar
7 1 (0.22%) SCCM
7 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 62 (13.42%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.76%) Oracle
3 19 (4.11%) Google
4 11 (2.38%) SAP
5 10 (2.16%) Sitecore
6 9 (1.95%) Red Hat
7 8 (1.73%) Xamarin
8 7 (1.52%) IBM
9 5 (1.08%) Syncsort
9 5 (1.08%) Tableau
10 4 (0.87%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.87%) Intel
11 3 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.65%) Zend
12 2 (0.43%) CA
12 2 (0.43%) HP
12 2 (0.43%) New Relic
12 2 (0.43%) VMware
13 1 (0.22%) Apple
13 1 (0.22%) Nokia