Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > South West
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 53 55
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 502 527 607
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.96% 5.09% 5.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.26% 13.53% 13.16%
Number of salaries quoted 415 358 500
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% +4.48%
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,250 £62,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%

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 3,787 3,896 4,613
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 37.44% 37.60% 39.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,896 3,161 3,640
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +3.90%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £66,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -13 215 £45,000 +9.09% 46
Dorset -19 68 £40,000 -15.79% 13
Somerset +43 65 £38,500 +10.00% 4
Gloucestershire +16 60 £42,500 +3.66% 9
Wiltshire -22 46 £32,500 -7.14% 8
Cornwall -12 26 £37,500 -21.05% 17
Devon +13 21 £55,000 +22.22% 9
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 406 (80.88%) Degree
2 216 (43.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 198 (39.44%) Java
4 163 (32.47%) Agile Software Development
5 157 (31.27%) Software Engineering
6 142 (28.29%) JavaScript
7 140 (27.89%) Mathematics
8 138 (27.49%) Linux
9 135 (26.89%) C++
10 123 (24.50%) SQL
11 118 (23.51%) Python
12 112 (22.31%) .NET
13 108 (21.51%) OO
14 107 (21.31%) HTML
15 89 (17.73%) C#
16 76 (15.14%) CSS
17 75 (14.94%) Unit Testing
18 73 (14.54%) C
19 72 (14.34%) Scrum
20 71 (14.14%) Finance
20 71 (14.14%) SDLC
21 69 (13.75%) Microsoft
22 64 (12.75%) AngularJS
23 63 (12.55%) TDD
24 60 (11.95%) Security Cleared
25 58 (11.55%) Unix
26 57 (11.35%) SQL Server
27 52 (10.36%) Windows
27 52 (10.36%) MVC
28 51 (10.16%) XML

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 20 (3.98%) OpenStack
2 19 (3.78%) Apache
3 14 (2.79%) IIS
4 12 (2.39%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.59%) JBoss
6 8 (1.59%) SAS
7 7 (1.39%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.39%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.20%) Apache Solr
8 6 (1.20%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.00%) Drupal
10 4 (0.80%) CMS
10 4 (0.80%) Joomla!
10 4 (0.80%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.60%) Alfresco
11 3 (0.60%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Oracle ASCP
1 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.39%) SaaS
3 14 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.99%) GitHub
4 10 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (1.59%) PaaS
6 5 (1.00%) Office 365
7 3 (0.60%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.40%) Bluemix
8 2 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.20%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.38%) Wireless
2 15 (2.99%) HTTP
3 13 (2.59%) Internet
4 10 (1.99%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.59%) Network Security
6 4 (0.80%) Skype
6 4 (0.80%) SMS
7 3 (0.60%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.40%) 3G
8 2 (0.40%) 4G
8 2 (0.40%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.40%) Firewall
8 2 (0.40%) InfiniBand
8 2 (0.40%) LTE
8 2 (0.40%) MQTT
8 2 (0.40%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.20%) DHCP
9 1 (0.20%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.20%) SMTP
9 1 (0.20%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (11.35%) SQL Server
2 40 (7.97%) Relational Database
3 34 (6.77%) NoSQL
4 25 (4.98%) MySQL
5 24 (4.78%) RDBMS
6 22 (4.38%) Oracle Database
7 14 (2.79%) Data Mining
8 12 (2.39%) MongoDB
8 12 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.79%) Big Data
10 7 (1.39%) Blockchain
10 7 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.20%) Redis
12 5 (1.00%) GIS
12 5 (1.00%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.80%) HBase
13 4 (0.80%) Power BI
13 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.60%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 36 (7.17%) Git (software)
2 25 (4.98%) Eclipse
3 24 (4.78%) Jenkins
4 23 (4.58%) Maven
5 20 (3.98%) JIRA
6 19 (3.78%) Selenium
7 18 (3.59%) Visual Studio
8 14 (2.79%) Ant
9 13 (2.59%) Cucumber
9 13 (2.59%) Rational Rhapsody
9 13 (2.59%) Subversion
10 11 (2.19%) HP UFT
10 11 (2.19%) JUnit
10 11 (2.19%) Rational DOORS
10 11 (2.19%) SoapUI
11 7 (1.39%) Eclipse RCP
12 6 (1.20%) gulp
13 5 (1.00%) JMeter
13 5 (1.00%) Robot Framework
13 5 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 71 (14.14%) Finance
2 40 (7.97%) Electronics
3 26 (5.18%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.98%) Banking
5 14 (2.79%) Automotive
6 13 (2.59%) Retail
7 12 (2.39%) Aerospace
8 10 (1.99%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.99%) Marketing
9 9 (1.79%) Law
10 7 (1.39%) French Language
10 7 (1.39%) Games
10 7 (1.39%) German Language
11 5 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.60%) Avionics
12 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.60%) Legal
13 2 (0.40%) Advertising
14 1 (0.20%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 213 (42.43%) Developer
2 109 (21.71%) Software Engineer
3 98 (19.52%) Software Developer
4 87 (17.33%) Graduate
5 70 (13.94%) Junior
6 68 (13.55%) Graduate Developer
7 67 (13.35%) Java Developer
8 64 (12.75%) Graduate Software Developer
9 42 (8.37%) Junior Developer
10 35 (6.97%) C++ Software Engineer
10 35 (6.97%) Java Software Developer
11 34 (6.77%) Java Engineer
11 34 (6.77%) Java Software Engineer
12 30 (5.98%) Junior Software Developer
13 27 (5.38%) Graduate Java Developer
13 27 (5.38%) Linux Engineer
14 26 (5.18%) Senior Developer
15 24 (4.78%) Analyst
16 22 (4.38%) .NET Developer
16 22 (4.38%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (22.31%) .NET
2 107 (21.31%) HTML
3 76 (15.14%) CSS
4 64 (12.75%) AngularJS
5 51 (10.16%) XML
6 48 (9.56%) J2EE
6 48 (9.56%) Web Services
7 47 (9.36%) HTML5
8 41 (8.17%) Spring
9 39 (7.77%) ASP.NET
10 33 (6.57%) jQuery
11 31 (6.18%) React
12 30 (5.98%) REST
13 28 (5.58%) RESTful
14 26 (5.18%) Node.js
15 19 (3.78%) ASP.NET Web API
16 18 (3.59%) Spring Boot
17 17 (3.39%) SOAP
18 16 (3.19%) JSON
18 16 (3.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.16%) Algorithms
2 35 (6.97%) Management Information System
3 28 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.59%) Mobile App
5 16 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (2.79%) Linux Command Line
6 14 (2.79%) User Experience
7 13 (2.59%) Client/Server
7 13 (2.59%) Driving Licence
8 11 (2.19%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
10 7 (1.39%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.39%) Device Driver
11 6 (1.20%) Internet of Things
11 6 (1.20%) Robotics
12 5 (1.00%) Acoustics
12 5 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
12 5 (1.00%) Fintech
12 5 (1.00%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.80%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 138 (27.49%) Linux
2 58 (11.55%) Unix
3 52 (10.36%) Windows
4 38 (7.57%) Android
5 22 (4.38%) Apple iOS
5 22 (4.38%) Windows Server
6 12 (2.39%) Windows 10
6 12 (2.39%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.39%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.80%) CentOS
9 4 (0.80%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.20%) Robot Operating System
11 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (32.47%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (31.27%) Software Engineering
3 140 (27.89%) Mathematics
4 108 (21.51%) OO
5 75 (14.94%) Unit Testing
6 72 (14.34%) Scrum
7 71 (14.14%) SDLC
8 63 (12.55%) TDD
9 52 (10.36%) MVC
10 48 (9.56%) Test Automation
11 45 (8.96%) Open Source
12 42 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (7.97%) Microservices
14 38 (7.57%) DevOps
14 38 (7.57%) Machine Learning
15 37 (7.37%) Web Development
16 33 (6.57%) OOP
17 31 (6.18%) UML
18 29 (5.78%) OOA/OOD
18 29 (5.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 198 (39.44%) Java
2 142 (28.29%) JavaScript
3 135 (26.89%) C++
4 123 (24.50%) SQL
5 118 (23.51%) Python
6 89 (17.73%) C#
7 73 (14.54%) C
8 39 (7.77%) Ruby
9 28 (5.58%) PHP
10 19 (3.78%) VBScript
11 14 (2.79%) Shell Script
12 13 (2.59%) Groovy
13 12 (2.39%) R
14 11 (2.19%) Jython
14 11 (2.19%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.99%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.59%) MATLAB
17 7 (1.39%) Embedded C
17 7 (1.39%) Perl
17 7 (1.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 406 (80.88%) Degree
2 216 (43.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 60 (11.95%) Security Cleared
4 47 (9.36%) Numerate Degree
5 30 (5.98%) DV Cleared
6 29 (5.78%) PhD
7 27 (5.38%) SC Cleared
8 13 (2.59%) Master's Degree
9 9 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (1.59%) ISTQB
11 7 (1.39%) HND
12 6 (1.20%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.60%) Postgraduate
14 2 (0.40%) CCNP
14 2 (0.40%) CISSP
15 1 (0.20%) A+ Certification
15 1 (0.20%) CCNA
15 1 (0.20%) HNC
15 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.57%) QA
2 13 (2.59%) MISRA
3 7 (1.39%) SLA
4 3 (0.60%) Def Stans
4 3 (0.60%) DO-178B
4 3 (0.60%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.40%) ECSS
5 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 27 (5.38%) Docker
2 8 (1.59%) Firmware
3 6 (1.20%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.60%) HDFS
5 3 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.60%) LXC
6 1 (0.20%) NFS
6 1 (0.20%) Snort
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (2.79%) Ansible
1 14 (2.79%) Puppet
2 13 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.19%) CA Service Virtualization
4 10 (1.99%) Salt
5 6 (1.20%) Terraform
6 3 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.40%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 69 (13.75%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.78%) Oracle
3 12 (2.39%) CA
3 12 (2.39%) Google
4 11 (2.19%) HP
5 9 (1.79%) IBM
6 8 (1.59%) Zend
7 7 (1.39%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.00%) Intel
8 5 (1.00%) Syncsort
8 5 (1.00%) VMware
8 5 (1.00%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.80%) Apple
10 3 (0.60%) Freescale
10 3 (0.60%) SAP
10 3 (0.60%) Tableau
11 2 (0.40%) Cisco
11 2 (0.40%) Citrix
11 2 (0.40%) Nokia
11 2 (0.40%) Red Hat