Period
to 19 September 2017

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 19 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > South West
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 53 57
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 -17
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 652 552 572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.37% 5.10% 4.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.42% 13.22% 13.55%
Number of salaries quoted 543 476 440
South West median annual salary £39,000 £42,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.24% +25.00% +4.62%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,250 £19,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £76,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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 3971 4175 4222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.79% 38.54% 35.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3165 3441 3409
South West median annual salary £40,750 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.88% +2.56% +1.30%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 19 September 2017.

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 19 September 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
Bristol +5 339 £42,500 - 25
Wiltshire +4 64 £36,250 -3.33% 2
Gloucestershire -6 63 £45,000 -8.16% 2
Devon -3 54 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Cornwall - 49 £37,500 - 1
Somerset -2 47 £27,500 -21.43% 10
Dorset -6 34 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 South West region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 492 (75.46%) Degree
2 298 (45.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 260 (39.88%) Java
4 225 (34.51%) Software Engineering
5 201 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
6 197 (30.21%) C++
7 185 (28.37%) JavaScript
8 158 (24.23%) SQL
9 157 (24.08%) HTML
10 152 (23.31%) OO
11 133 (20.40%) Mathematics
12 126 (19.33%) SDLC
13 121 (18.56%) Electronics
14 120 (18.40%) Linux
15 118 (18.10%) C
16 116 (17.79%) Python
17 114 (17.48%) C#
18 110 (16.87%) .NET
19 105 (16.10%) CSS
20 87 (13.34%) Scrum
21 86 (13.19%) Finance
22 84 (12.88%) XML
23 75 (11.50%) Security Cleared
24 74 (11.35%) SQL Server
25 73 (11.20%) AngularJS
26 68 (10.43%) Windows
26 68 (10.43%) Microsoft
27 66 (10.12%) Mobile App
28 62 (9.51%) Open Source
29 58 (8.90%) Business Intelligence

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 (2.91%) Tomcat
2 13 (1.99%) OpenStack
3 12 (1.84%) IIS
4 10 (1.53%) Apache Solr
5 9 (1.38%) Apache
5 9 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.23%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.92%) CMS
8 5 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.77%) Drupal
8 5 (0.77%) JBoss
8 5 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.46%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.46%) Confluence
10 3 (0.46%) Mule
10 3 (0.46%) Mule ESB
11 2 (0.31%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.31%) WildFly
12 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 11 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.53%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.31%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Magento
2 1 (0.15%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.84%) GitHub
4 7 (1.07%) PaaS
5 6 (0.92%) SaaS
6 5 (0.77%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.31%) Office 365
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.15%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.91%) Internet
2 14 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
3 12 (1.84%) ZigBee
4 8 (1.23%) HTTP
5 7 (1.07%) Skype
6 6 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (0.92%) Junos
7 4 (0.61%) Firewall
7 4 (0.61%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.46%) LDAP
9 2 (0.31%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.31%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.31%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.15%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.15%) HSRP
10 1 (0.15%) MQTT
10 1 (0.15%) PPP
10 1 (0.15%) SMS
10 1 (0.15%) SNMP
10 1 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (11.35%) SQL Server
2 49 (7.52%) Relational Database
3 35 (5.37%) NoSQL
4 32 (4.91%) Data Mining
5 27 (4.14%) RDBMS
6 20 (3.07%) MySQL
6 20 (3.07%) Oracle Database
7 14 (2.15%) MongoDB
8 11 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.53%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (1.38%) Big Data
10 9 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.92%) Power BI
12 6 (0.92%) QlikView
13 5 (0.77%) CouchDB
13 5 (0.77%) Triplestore
14 4 (0.61%) Sybase ASE
15 3 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (6.29%) Git (software)
2 23 (3.53%) Selenium
3 21 (3.22%) Maven
4 19 (2.91%) JUnit
5 18 (2.76%) JIRA
6 15 (2.30%) Eclipse
6 15 (2.30%) Subversion
7 14 (2.15%) Jenkins
8 11 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (1.53%) Axure RP
9 10 (1.53%) HP UFT
9 10 (1.53%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (1.07%) Rational Rhapsody
11 5 (0.77%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.77%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.77%) Gradle
12 4 (0.61%) Ant
12 4 (0.61%) GNU Toolchain
12 4 (0.61%) NetBeans
12 4 (0.61%) PowerBuilder
General
1 121 (18.56%) Electronics
2 86 (13.19%) Finance
3 57 (8.74%) Marketing
3 57 (8.74%) Telecoms
4 55 (8.44%) Manufacturing
5 17 (2.61%) Games
6 8 (1.23%) Retail
7 7 (1.07%) Aerospace
8 6 (0.92%) Automotive
9 5 (0.77%) Advertising
10 3 (0.46%) Legal
11 1 (0.15%) Avionics
11 1 (0.15%) Back Office
11 1 (0.15%) Banking
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
11 1 (0.15%) German Language
11 1 (0.15%) Military
11 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 319 (48.93%) Developer
2 134 (20.55%) Software Developer
3 129 (19.79%) Software Engineer
4 126 (19.33%) Graduate
5 94 (14.42%) Graduate Developer
6 89 (13.65%) Java Developer
7 80 (12.27%) Graduate Software Developer
8 76 (11.66%) Junior
9 58 (8.90%) C++ Software Engineer
10 55 (8.44%) Junior Developer
11 41 (6.29%) Senior Developer
12 34 (5.21%) Graduate Java Developer
13 33 (5.06%) Java Software Developer
13 33 (5.06%) Junior Software Developer
14 30 (4.60%) C# Developer
15 29 (4.45%) Machine Learning Researcher
16 27 (4.14%) Analyst
16 27 (4.14%) Graduate Software Engineer
17 23 (3.53%) Full Stack Developer
17 23 (3.53%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (24.08%) HTML
2 110 (16.87%) .NET
3 105 (16.10%) CSS
4 84 (12.88%) XML
5 73 (11.20%) AngularJS
6 56 (8.59%) HTML5
7 50 (7.67%) REST
8 49 (7.52%) Node.js
9 47 (7.21%) Spring
10 41 (6.29%) ASP.NET
11 39 (5.98%) Web Services
12 37 (5.67%) React
13 33 (5.06%) RESTful
14 32 (4.91%) J2EE
14 32 (4.91%) JSON
15 29 (4.45%) jQuery
16 21 (3.22%) Hibernate
16 21 (3.22%) Qt
17 20 (3.07%) SOAP
17 20 (3.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 66 (10.12%) Mobile App
2 57 (8.74%) Algorithms
3 48 (7.36%) User Experience
4 36 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (5.37%) Enterprise Software
6 32 (4.91%) Embedded Systems
7 28 (4.29%) Management Information System
8 27 (4.14%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (2.91%) Social Media
10 13 (1.99%) Data Structures
11 12 (1.84%) Smart Home
12 10 (1.53%) Data Centre
13 8 (1.23%) Robotics
14 7 (1.07%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.92%) Driving Licence
15 6 (0.92%) Fintech
15 6 (0.92%) Private Cloud
15 6 (0.92%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.92%) Renewable Energy
16 5 (0.77%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 120 (18.40%) Linux
2 68 (10.43%) Windows
3 41 (6.29%) Android
4 34 (5.21%) Apple iOS
5 30 (4.60%) Unix
6 14 (2.15%) CentOS
6 14 (2.15%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.53%) Solaris
8 7 (1.07%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.92%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.15%) VMS
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (34.51%) Software Engineering
2 201 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (23.31%) OO
4 133 (20.40%) Mathematics
5 126 (19.33%) SDLC
6 87 (13.34%) Scrum
7 62 (9.51%) Open Source
8 58 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
9 54 (8.28%) TDD
10 53 (8.13%) MVC
11 49 (7.52%) Machine Learning
11 49 (7.52%) Unit Testing
12 46 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
13 45 (6.90%) Programme Management
14 43 (6.60%) Digital Marketing
15 42 (6.44%) OOP
16 40 (6.13%) Web Development
17 34 (5.21%) Project Management
18 33 (5.06%) Software Testing
19 32 (4.91%) UML
Programming Languages
1 260 (39.88%) Java
2 197 (30.21%) C++
3 185 (28.37%) JavaScript
4 158 (24.23%) SQL
5 118 (18.10%) C
6 116 (17.79%) Python
7 114 (17.48%) C#
8 38 (5.83%) Shell Script
9 36 (5.52%) PHP
10 33 (5.06%) Ruby
11 30 (4.60%) Embedded C
12 18 (2.76%) Bash Shell
12 18 (2.76%) Perl
12 18 (2.76%) VB.NET
13 15 (2.30%) PowerShell
14 12 (1.84%) Scala
15 9 (1.38%) MATLAB
16 7 (1.07%) Groovy
17 6 (0.92%) F#
17 6 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 492 (75.46%) Degree
2 298 (45.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 75 (11.50%) Security Cleared
4 55 (8.44%) HND
5 49 (7.52%) PhD
6 48 (7.36%) SC Cleared
7 32 (4.91%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (1.38%) ISTQB
10 8 (1.23%) A+ Certification
10 8 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (1.23%) GNVQ
10 8 (1.23%) HNC
11 7 (1.07%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.92%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.92%) PMP
13 5 (0.77%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.46%) Chartered Engineer
14 3 (0.46%) CITP
14 3 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.30%) QA
2 7 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.07%) MISRA
2 7 (1.07%) MISRA C
3 5 (0.77%) Def Stans
3 5 (0.77%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.46%) TickIT
5 2 (0.31%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.31%) ECSS
5 2 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.31%) SLA
5 2 (0.31%) WCAG
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 27 (4.14%) Firmware
2 22 (3.37%) Docker
3 5 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.46%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.31%) HDFS
6 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 16 (2.45%) Puppet
2 11 (1.69%) Ansible
2 11 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.92%) Juju
5 2 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.15%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 68 (10.43%) Microsoft
2 44 (6.75%) SAP
3 42 (6.44%) Oracle
4 33 (5.06%) Freescale
5 12 (1.84%) Citrix
5 12 (1.84%) HP
5 12 (1.84%) Red Hat
6 10 (1.53%) IBM
7 9 (1.38%) Cognizant
8 8 (1.23%) Cisco
9 6 (0.92%) Google
9 6 (0.92%) VMware
9 6 (0.92%) Zend
10 5 (0.77%) SaltStack
11 4 (0.61%) Sybase
12 3 (0.46%) CA
13 2 (0.31%) CheckPoint
13 2 (0.31%) Dell
13 2 (0.31%) Juniper
13 2 (0.31%) Xamarin