Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > South West
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 51 54
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 535 648 582
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.14% 6.24% 5.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.36% 15.21% 12.95%
Number of salaries quoted 382 544 492
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +25.00%
10th Percentile £22,525 £22,500 £23,050
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £76,250
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 4,330 4,260 4,494
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 41.59% 41.03% 41.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3,370 3,421 3,683
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 16 August 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 16 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
Bristol -15 250 £42,500 -3.41% 48
Gloucestershire +14 70 £55,000 +22.22% 18
Dorset -13 55 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Wiltshire -18 52 £40,000 -10.11% 9
Somerset +34 51 £37,000 +34.55% 9
Cornwall -18 31 £33,500 -10.67% 6
Devon -6 20 £46,500 +9.41% 11
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 South West region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 447 (83.55%) Degree
2 216 (40.37%) Java
3 210 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
4 183 (34.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 175 (32.71%) Software Engineering
6 150 (28.04%) C++
7 144 (26.92%) JavaScript
8 135 (25.23%) Mathematics
9 130 (24.30%) SQL
10 129 (24.11%) C#
11 127 (23.74%) Python
12 124 (23.18%) Linux
13 120 (22.43%) .NET
14 114 (21.31%) HTML
15 99 (18.50%) OO
16 95 (17.76%) Scrum
17 94 (17.57%) Security Cleared
18 90 (16.82%) C
19 89 (16.64%) CSS
20 77 (14.39%) Problem-Solving
21 76 (14.21%) XML
22 75 (14.02%) SQL Server
23 74 (13.83%) Finance
24 71 (13.27%) PHP
25 70 (13.08%) Physics
26 64 (11.96%) Android
27 61 (11.40%) HTML5
28 60 (11.21%) Git (software)
28 60 (11.21%) AngularJS
29 57 (10.65%) Machine Learning

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 25 (4.67%) Apache
2 24 (4.49%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (3.93%) CMS
4 19 (3.55%) nginx
5 18 (3.36%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (3.18%) Confluence
7 12 (2.24%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.68%) SAS
9 8 (1.50%) Alfresco
9 8 (1.50%) Joomla!
9 8 (1.50%) Umbraco
10 6 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.93%) ArcGIS
11 5 (0.93%) Drupal
11 5 (0.93%) JBoss
12 4 (0.75%) IIS
12 4 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.56%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (0.93%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.56%) Simulink
3 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.19%) InVision
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.37%) Magento
2 2 (0.37%) Shopify
2 2 (0.37%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.87%) GitHub
4 9 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (1.31%) SaaS
6 3 (0.56%) IaaS
7 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.37%) Runscope
8 1 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.19%) npm
8 1 (0.19%) Office 365
8 1 (0.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.99%) Internet
2 15 (2.80%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.87%) HTTP
4 7 (1.31%) Bluetooth
4 7 (1.31%) Network Security
4 7 (1.31%) Wireless
5 4 (0.75%) Firewall
6 2 (0.37%) DHCP
6 2 (0.37%) RS-232
6 2 (0.37%) SSH
6 2 (0.37%) VPN
6 2 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.37%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.19%) 4G
7 1 (0.19%) Modbus
7 1 (0.19%) Profibus
7 1 (0.19%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.19%) RS-422
7 1 (0.19%) RS-485
7 1 (0.19%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (14.02%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.66%) Relational Database
3 28 (5.23%) MySQL
4 25 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (4.11%) NoSQL
6 21 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (3.74%) Oracle Database
7 20 (3.74%) RDBMS
8 18 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (2.99%) Big Data
10 13 (2.43%) Data Mining
10 13 (2.43%) Hadoop
10 13 (2.43%) Power BI
11 12 (2.24%) MongoDB
12 11 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (1.87%) GIS
14 7 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (1.31%) QlikView
14 7 (1.31%) Redis
15 6 (1.12%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 60 (11.21%) Git (software)
2 45 (8.41%) Subversion
3 34 (6.36%) JIRA
4 30 (5.61%) Maven
5 26 (4.86%) Eclipse
6 19 (3.55%) Jenkins
7 15 (2.80%) JUnit
8 12 (2.24%) Cucumber
8 12 (2.24%) GCC
8 12 (2.24%) Gerrit
8 12 (2.24%) Mercurial
8 12 (2.24%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (1.68%) Rational Rhapsody
9 9 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (1.50%) Ant
10 8 (1.50%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.31%) JBehave
11 7 (1.31%) PHPUnit
11 7 (1.31%) Selenium
12 6 (1.12%) Apache Ivy
General
1 74 (13.83%) Finance
2 50 (9.35%) Electronics
3 36 (6.73%) Telecoms
4 33 (6.17%) Games
5 31 (5.79%) Manufacturing
6 24 (4.49%) Marketing
7 15 (2.80%) Aerospace
8 10 (1.87%) Cantonese Language
8 10 (1.87%) Mandarin Language
9 8 (1.50%) Automotive
10 7 (1.31%) Banking
10 7 (1.31%) Retail
11 6 (1.12%) Billing
11 6 (1.12%) Military
12 4 (0.75%) Law
13 3 (0.56%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.37%) Advertising
14 2 (0.37%) Back Office
15 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 234 (43.74%) Developer
2 100 (18.69%) Graduate
3 99 (18.50%) Software Engineer
4 88 (16.45%) Software Developer
5 64 (11.96%) Analyst
6 62 (11.59%) Graduate Developer
7 60 (11.21%) C++ Software Engineer
8 57 (10.65%) Java Developer
9 51 (9.53%) Graduate Software Developer
10 46 (8.60%) Junior
11 35 (6.54%) Junior Developer
11 35 (6.54%) Senior Developer
12 23 (4.30%) Applications Developer
13 21 (3.93%) Java Applications Developer
13 21 (3.93%) Java Engineer
13 21 (3.93%) Junior Software Developer
14 20 (3.74%) Trainee
15 19 (3.55%) .NET Developer
15 19 (3.55%) Consultant
16 18 (3.36%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (22.43%) .NET
2 114 (21.31%) HTML
3 89 (16.64%) CSS
4 76 (14.21%) XML
5 61 (11.40%) HTML5
6 60 (11.21%) AngularJS
7 46 (8.60%) REST
8 45 (8.41%) Web Services
9 37 (6.92%) ASP.NET
10 34 (6.36%) jQuery
11 32 (5.98%) SOAP
12 31 (5.79%) Spring
13 25 (4.67%) ASP.NET Web API
13 25 (4.67%) RESTful
14 23 (4.30%) CSS3
15 22 (4.11%) J2EE
15 22 (4.11%) JSF
16 20 (3.74%) Node.js
16 20 (3.74%) React
17 18 (3.36%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.65%) Algorithms
1 57 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (7.85%) User Experience
3 34 (6.36%) Enterprise Software
4 31 (5.79%) Data Structures
5 25 (4.67%) Management Information System
5 25 (4.67%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.99%) Embedded Systems
7 15 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.87%) Fintech
10 9 (1.68%) RIA
11 8 (1.50%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.12%) CAN bus
12 6 (1.12%) Device Driver
12 6 (1.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 6 (1.12%) Social Network
13 5 (0.93%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.93%) Internet of Things
14 4 (0.75%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 124 (23.18%) Linux
2 64 (11.96%) Android
3 49 (9.16%) Windows
4 46 (8.60%) Apple iOS
5 32 (5.98%) Unix
6 13 (2.43%) CentOS
7 6 (1.12%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.37%) Debian
10 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.37%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (32.71%) Software Engineering
3 135 (25.23%) Mathematics
4 99 (18.50%) OO
5 95 (17.76%) Scrum
6 77 (14.39%) Problem-Solving
7 70 (13.08%) Physics
8 57 (10.65%) Machine Learning
9 52 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
10 50 (9.35%) TDD
11 49 (9.16%) Unit Testing
12 47 (8.79%) Web Development
13 42 (7.85%) MVC
14 41 (7.66%) UML
15 40 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
16 39 (7.29%) Project Management
17 35 (6.54%) Data Science
18 34 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
19 33 (6.17%) OOP
20 32 (5.98%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 216 (40.37%) Java
2 150 (28.04%) C++
3 144 (26.92%) JavaScript
4 130 (24.30%) SQL
5 129 (24.11%) C#
6 127 (23.74%) Python
7 90 (16.82%) C
8 71 (13.27%) PHP
9 26 (4.86%) Shell Script
10 17 (3.18%) Ruby
10 17 (3.18%) TypeScript
11 16 (2.99%) Embedded C
11 16 (2.99%) VB.NET
12 15 (2.80%) Perl
13 10 (1.87%) R
14 8 (1.50%) Apple Swift
14 8 (1.50%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.50%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.31%) Ada
16 6 (1.12%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 447 (83.55%) Degree
2 183 (34.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 94 (17.57%) Security Cleared
4 47 (8.79%) SC Cleared
5 42 (7.85%) DV Cleared
6 30 (5.61%) PhD
7 18 (3.36%) Postgraduate
8 15 (2.80%) ISTQB
8 15 (2.80%) Numerate Degree
9 14 (2.62%) Master's Degree
10 11 (2.06%) ISEB
10 11 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.56%) CCNA
12 3 (0.56%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.56%) PMP
12 3 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.37%) CISSP
13 2 (0.37%) MCSE
13 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.73%) QA
2 12 (2.24%) ECSS
3 10 (1.87%) MISRA
4 6 (1.12%) Def Stans
5 5 (0.93%) DO-178B
5 5 (0.93%) GDPR
5 5 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.75%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.75%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.37%) GCP
7 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.37%) WCAG
8 1 (0.19%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 31 (5.79%) Docker
2 13 (2.43%) Firmware
3 8 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.12%) KVM
5 5 (0.93%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.75%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.37%) FreeRADIUS
7 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.37%) Xen
8 1 (0.19%) QEMU
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (2.62%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.50%) Ansible
3 6 (1.12%) SCCM
4 4 (0.75%) Puppet
5 3 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.56%) Terraform
6 2 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.37%) Mesos
7 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.19%) Kibana
7 1 (0.19%) Nagios
7 1 (0.19%) QRadar
7 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 56 (10.47%) Microsoft
2 35 (6.54%) Oracle
3 23 (4.30%) Google
4 22 (4.11%) SAP
5 13 (2.43%) Red Hat
6 10 (1.87%) IBM
7 9 (1.68%) Sitecore
8 8 (1.50%) VMware
9 7 (1.31%) Tableau
10 6 (1.12%) Snow
11 5 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.75%) Cisco
13 3 (0.56%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.56%) HP
13 3 (0.56%) Xamarin
13 3 (0.56%) Zend
14 2 (0.37%) Cognizant
14 2 (0.37%) LogRhythm
14 2 (0.37%) New Relic
14 2 (0.37%) Twitter