Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > South West
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 46 55
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9 +2
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 520 670 553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.09% 6.46% 5.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.97% 16.25% 12.60%
Number of salaries quoted 376 562 444
South West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% -6.10% +17.14%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,125 £62,500 £71,250
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 4,343 4,124 4,388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 42.49% 39.75% 39.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3,278 3,282 3,636
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -25 208 £45,000 +5.88% 52
Gloucestershire +21 70 £57,500 +35.29% 16
Somerset +25 66 £27,500 -25.68% 8
Wiltshire -6 65 £40,000 +39.13% 9
Dorset -12 41 £35,000 - 9
Cornwall -6 39 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Devon -10 26 £46,500 +3.33% 11
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 455 (87.50%) Degree
2 203 (39.04%) Java
3 198 (38.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 194 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
5 184 (35.38%) Software Engineering
6 152 (29.23%) C++
7 130 (25.00%) Linux
7 130 (25.00%) Python
8 129 (24.81%) JavaScript
9 116 (22.31%) SQL
9 116 (22.31%) Mathematics
10 115 (22.12%) Security Cleared
10 115 (22.12%) OO
11 110 (21.15%) C#
12 102 (19.62%) C
13 96 (18.46%) Scrum
14 89 (17.12%) .NET
14 89 (17.12%) Problem-Solving
15 81 (15.58%) HTML
16 76 (14.62%) Finance
17 72 (13.85%) XML
17 72 (13.85%) Git (software)
18 70 (13.46%) CSS
19 65 (12.50%) Physics
20 64 (12.31%) SQL Server
21 63 (12.12%) Android
21 63 (12.12%) TDD
22 59 (11.35%) Project Management
23 58 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
24 55 (10.58%) PHP

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 19 (3.65%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (3.27%) Apache
3 15 (2.88%) CMS
4 14 (2.69%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (2.31%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.92%) SAS
7 8 (1.54%) Alfresco
7 8 (1.54%) Confluence
7 8 (1.54%) Joomla!
7 8 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.54%) Umbraco
8 7 (1.35%) nginx
9 6 (1.15%) JBoss
10 5 (0.96%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.96%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.96%) IIS
10 5 (0.96%) Jetty
11 4 (0.77%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.77%) Simulink
5 2 (0.38%) InVision
5 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.35%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.38%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.38%) Sonata
3 1 (0.19%) Magento
3 1 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.19%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 44 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (1.15%) Office 365
5 4 (0.77%) GitHub
5 4 (0.77%) SaaS
6 3 (0.58%) IaaS
7 2 (0.38%) Runscope
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.46%) TCP/IP
2 12 (2.31%) Internet
3 11 (2.12%) Firewall
4 8 (1.54%) HTTP
5 7 (1.35%) Network Security
6 5 (0.96%) RS-232
7 4 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (0.77%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (0.77%) Modbus
7 4 (0.77%) PPP
7 4 (0.77%) Profibus
7 4 (0.77%) RS-422
7 4 (0.77%) RS-485
7 4 (0.77%) Skype
7 4 (0.77%) TACACS
7 4 (0.77%) tcpdump
7 4 (0.77%) Wireless
7 4 (0.77%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 40 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 32 (6.15%) Big Data
4 26 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (4.42%) MySQL
6 21 (4.04%) Oracle Database
7 20 (3.85%) Hadoop
8 18 (3.46%) RDBMS
9 17 (3.27%) NoSQL
10 15 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (2.31%) Data Mining
12 12 (2.31%) MongoDB
12 12 (2.31%) Power BI
13 9 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (1.35%) GIS
14 7 (1.35%) phpMyAdmin
15 5 (0.96%) Data Mart
15 5 (0.96%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 72 (13.85%) Git (software)
2 50 (9.62%) Maven
2 50 (9.62%) Subversion
3 31 (5.96%) Eclipse
4 29 (5.58%) JIRA
5 25 (4.81%) Jenkins
6 23 (4.42%) Ant
7 20 (3.85%) Apache Ivy
8 17 (3.27%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (2.31%) GCC
9 12 (2.31%) Gerrit
9 12 (2.31%) Selenium
10 11 (2.12%) Cucumber
11 10 (1.92%) JUnit
12 9 (1.73%) Rational Rhapsody
13 7 (1.35%) gulp
14 6 (1.15%) WebDriver
15 5 (0.96%) Mercurial
16 4 (0.77%) MSI
16 4 (0.77%) Redmine
General
1 76 (14.62%) Finance
2 46 (8.85%) Electronics
3 42 (8.08%) Games
4 38 (7.31%) Manufacturing
5 36 (6.92%) Telecoms
6 35 (6.73%) Marketing
7 16 (3.08%) Banking
8 15 (2.88%) Aerospace
9 11 (2.12%) Law
10 7 (1.35%) Automotive
11 6 (1.15%) Billing
11 6 (1.15%) Military
12 4 (0.77%) Legal
12 4 (0.77%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.58%) Back Office
13 3 (0.58%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.38%) Advertising
14 2 (0.38%) Retail
15 1 (0.19%) Avionics
15 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 209 (40.19%) Developer
2 119 (22.88%) Software Engineer
3 96 (18.46%) Graduate
4 93 (17.88%) Software Developer
5 65 (12.50%) C++ Software Engineer
6 64 (12.31%) Analyst
7 63 (12.12%) Graduate Developer
8 58 (11.15%) Junior
9 57 (10.96%) Java Developer
10 49 (9.42%) Graduate Software Developer
11 46 (8.85%) Junior Developer
12 32 (6.15%) Junior Software Developer
13 26 (5.00%) Embedded Engineer
14 23 (4.42%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 22 (4.23%) Java Engineer
16 20 (3.85%) Graduate Analyst
17 19 (3.65%) Java Software Engineer
18 18 (3.46%) Cybersecurity Engineer
18 18 (3.46%) Security Engineer
19 17 (3.27%) Embedded C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (17.12%) .NET
2 81 (15.58%) HTML
3 72 (13.85%) XML
4 70 (13.46%) CSS
5 52 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 40 (7.69%) Web Services
7 35 (6.73%) jQuery
8 34 (6.54%) Spring
9 32 (6.15%) REST
10 30 (5.77%) ASP.NET
10 30 (5.77%) HTML5
11 28 (5.38%) SOAP
12 23 (4.42%) JSF
12 23 (4.42%) React
13 22 (4.23%) Qt
14 20 (3.85%) J2EE
15 18 (3.46%) RESTful
16 17 (3.27%) Hibernate
16 17 (3.27%) JSON
17 15 (2.88%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (9.81%) User Experience
3 38 (7.31%) Algorithms
4 34 (6.54%) Embedded Systems
5 29 (5.58%) Management Information System
6 27 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (3.65%) Data Structures
8 14 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (2.50%) Mobile App
10 12 (2.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 9 (1.73%) CAN bus
11 9 (1.73%) Fintech
12 8 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.54%) RIA
13 6 (1.15%) Data Centre
14 5 (0.96%) Industry 4.0
14 5 (0.96%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.77%) Analytical Mindset
15 4 (0.77%) Driving Licence
15 4 (0.77%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 130 (25.00%) Linux
2 63 (12.12%) Android
3 51 (9.81%) Windows
4 50 (9.62%) Apple iOS
5 19 (3.65%) Unix
6 7 (1.35%) CentOS
7 6 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.96%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (0.77%) Debian
9 4 (0.77%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.77%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.77%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.77%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.58%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (35.38%) Software Engineering
3 116 (22.31%) Mathematics
4 115 (22.12%) OO
5 96 (18.46%) Scrum
6 89 (17.12%) Problem-Solving
7 65 (12.50%) Physics
8 63 (12.12%) TDD
9 59 (11.35%) Project Management
10 55 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (10.58%) UML
11 51 (9.81%) Web Development
12 49 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
13 44 (8.46%) Machine Learning
14 43 (8.27%) SDLC
15 42 (8.08%) Data Science
15 42 (8.08%) Mobile Development
16 41 (7.88%) iOS Development
17 39 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
18 37 (7.12%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 203 (39.04%) Java
2 152 (29.23%) C++
3 130 (25.00%) Python
4 129 (24.81%) JavaScript
5 116 (22.31%) SQL
6 110 (21.15%) C#
7 102 (19.62%) C
8 55 (10.58%) PHP
9 26 (5.00%) TypeScript
10 25 (4.81%) Shell Script
11 22 (4.23%) Embedded C
12 21 (4.04%) PowerShell
13 15 (2.88%) Ruby
14 12 (2.31%) VB.NET
15 11 (2.12%) Bash Shell
15 11 (2.12%) R
16 9 (1.73%) Tcl
17 8 (1.54%) MATLAB
17 8 (1.54%) Perl
17 8 (1.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 455 (87.50%) Degree
2 198 (38.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 115 (22.12%) Security Cleared
4 45 (8.65%) SC Cleared
5 37 (7.12%) DV Cleared
6 31 (5.96%) PhD
7 14 (2.69%) ISTQB
7 14 (2.69%) Postgraduate
8 12 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.92%) ISEB
9 10 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
10 8 (1.54%) PMP
11 7 (1.35%) CCNA
11 7 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.35%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.96%) MCP
12 5 (0.96%) MCSE
12 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.77%) CCNP
13 4 (0.77%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.31%) QA
2 12 (2.31%) ECSS
3 10 (1.92%) MISRA
4 6 (1.15%) Def Stans
4 6 (1.15%) GDPR
5 5 (0.96%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.96%) DO-178B
6 4 (0.77%) MISRA C
6 4 (0.77%) PMO
7 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.19%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 38 (7.31%) Docker
2 11 (2.12%) Firmware
2 11 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.54%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.15%) KVM
5 5 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.96%) Xen
6 4 (0.77%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.58%) HDFS
7 3 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.38%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 23 (4.42%) Kubernetes
2 11 (2.12%) Ansible
3 9 (1.73%) SCCM
4 4 (0.77%) ArcSight ESM
4 4 (0.77%) Puppet
4 4 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.38%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.38%) Terraform
7 1 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.19%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 53 (10.19%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.92%) Oracle
3 22 (4.23%) VMware
4 21 (4.04%) SAP
5 17 (3.27%) Google
6 12 (2.31%) IBM
7 8 (1.54%) Cisco
8 7 (1.35%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.35%) Tableau
9 5 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.96%) Snow
10 4 (0.77%) ArcSight
10 4 (0.77%) Blue Coat
10 4 (0.77%) CheckPoint
10 4 (0.77%) F5
10 4 (0.77%) HP
10 4 (0.77%) Panasonic
10 4 (0.77%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.77%) Symantec
10 4 (0.77%) Zend