Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > South West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 55 57
Rank change year-on-year +9 +2 -12
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 656 542 590
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.38% 5.03% 4.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.75% 13.26% 13.00%
Number of salaries quoted 549 426 458
South West median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.44% +17.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £20,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,625 £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 3916 4086 4537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.07% 37.96% 38.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3104 3372 3684
South West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,763 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +2 327 £42,500 +3.03% 22
Somerset +20 69 £37,000 +5.71% 2
Gloucestershire +4 63 £42,500 +2.41% 3
Wiltshire 0 63 £28,750 -17.86% 6
Dorset -17 47 £30,000 -40.00% 4
Devon +5 46 £45,000 -10.00%
Cornwall +36 41 £40,000 - 2
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 516 (78.66%) Degree
2 306 (46.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 265 (40.40%) Java
4 211 (32.16%) Software Engineering
5 197 (30.03%) JavaScript
6 187 (28.51%) C++
7 184 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
8 166 (25.30%) SQL
9 153 (23.32%) Python
10 150 (22.87%) Mathematics
11 149 (22.71%) HTML
12 143 (21.80%) Linux
13 137 (20.88%) OO
14 120 (18.29%) .NET
15 113 (17.23%) CSS
16 112 (17.07%) Finance
17 107 (16.31%) Electronics
18 103 (15.70%) C#
19 96 (14.63%) SDLC
20 95 (14.48%) C
21 75 (11.43%) Scrum
22 74 (11.28%) SQL Server
23 71 (10.82%) XML
24 70 (10.67%) Security Cleared
24 70 (10.67%) Open Source
25 68 (10.37%) Unit Testing
26 67 (10.21%) Microsoft
26 67 (10.21%) Mobile App
27 66 (10.06%) AngularJS
27 66 (10.06%) Algorithms

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 (3.05%) OpenStack
1 20 (3.05%) Tomcat
2 17 (2.59%) Apache
3 13 (1.98%) Apache Solr
3 13 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (1.83%) IIS
5 7 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (0.91%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.91%) JBoss
7 5 (0.76%) Drupal
7 5 (0.76%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.61%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.61%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.46%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.46%) CMS
9 3 (0.46%) Mule
9 3 (0.46%) Mule ESB
9 3 (0.46%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.30%) Confluence
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.61%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.30%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Oracle ASCP
1 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (5.64%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.59%) GitHub
4 14 (2.13%) SaaS
5 11 (1.68%) PaaS
6 10 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.91%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.76%) Office 365
9 2 (0.30%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.29%) HTTP
2 14 (2.13%) Internet
3 9 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.22%) ZigBee
5 7 (1.07%) Skype
5 7 (1.07%) Wireless
6 6 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (0.91%) Junos
7 5 (0.76%) Firewall
8 3 (0.46%) LDAP
9 2 (0.30%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.30%) MQTT
9 2 (0.30%) SMS
9 2 (0.30%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (0.30%) VPN
10 1 (0.15%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.15%) HSRP
10 1 (0.15%) InfiniBand
10 1 (0.15%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 54 (8.23%) Relational Database
3 42 (6.40%) NoSQL
4 38 (5.79%) Data Mining
5 35 (5.34%) RDBMS
6 28 (4.27%) Oracle Database
7 27 (4.12%) MySQL
8 16 (2.44%) Big Data
9 13 (1.98%) MongoDB
10 12 (1.83%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.91%) Redis
13 5 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.76%) Power BI
13 5 (0.76%) QlikView
13 5 (0.76%) Triplestore
14 4 (0.61%) CouchDB
14 4 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (6.55%) Git (software)
2 30 (4.57%) Selenium
3 28 (4.27%) Eclipse
3 28 (4.27%) Maven
4 25 (3.81%) Jenkins
5 24 (3.66%) JUnit
6 23 (3.51%) JIRA
7 17 (2.59%) HP UFT
8 15 (2.29%) Subversion
9 13 (1.98%) Cucumber
10 12 (1.83%) Visual Studio
11 11 (1.68%) Ant
12 10 (1.52%) Rational DOORS
13 9 (1.37%) SoapUI
14 8 (1.22%) Rational Rhapsody
15 6 (0.91%) Gradle
15 6 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
16 5 (0.76%) gulp
17 4 (0.61%) Axure RP
17 4 (0.61%) Bitbucket
General
1 112 (17.07%) Finance
2 107 (16.31%) Electronics
3 65 (9.91%) Telecoms
4 56 (8.54%) Manufacturing
5 51 (7.77%) Marketing
6 14 (2.13%) Retail
7 12 (1.83%) Banking
7 12 (1.83%) Games
8 11 (1.68%) Aerospace
9 8 (1.22%) Automotive
10 5 (0.76%) Advertising
11 4 (0.61%) French Language
11 4 (0.61%) German Language
12 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.30%) Avionics
13 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.15%) Law
14 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 299 (45.58%) Developer
2 145 (22.10%) Software Developer
3 141 (21.49%) Software Engineer
4 138 (21.04%) Graduate
5 105 (16.01%) Graduate Developer
6 89 (13.57%) Graduate Software Developer
7 88 (13.41%) Junior
8 80 (12.20%) Java Developer
9 63 (9.60%) Junior Developer
10 52 (7.93%) C++ Software Engineer
11 43 (6.55%) Java Software Developer
12 42 (6.40%) Graduate Java Developer
13 40 (6.10%) Junior Software Developer
14 33 (5.03%) Senior Developer
15 32 (4.88%) Machine Learning Researcher
16 31 (4.73%) Graduate Software Engineer
17 29 (4.42%) Graduate J2EE Developer
17 29 (4.42%) Graduate Java J2EE Developer
17 29 (4.42%) J2EE Developer
17 29 (4.42%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (22.71%) HTML
2 120 (18.29%) .NET
3 113 (17.23%) CSS
4 71 (10.82%) XML
5 66 (10.06%) AngularJS
6 56 (8.54%) J2EE
7 54 (8.23%) Spring
8 50 (7.62%) HTML5
9 45 (6.86%) Web Services
10 44 (6.71%) ASP.NET
11 40 (6.10%) RESTful
12 39 (5.95%) REST
13 36 (5.49%) Node.js
14 32 (4.88%) jQuery
14 32 (4.88%) React
15 24 (3.66%) JSON
16 23 (3.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 22 (3.35%) Hibernate
17 22 (3.35%) SOAP
18 20 (3.05%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 67 (10.21%) Mobile App
2 66 (10.06%) Algorithms
3 40 (6.10%) Management Information System
4 30 (4.57%) User Experience
5 29 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (3.96%) Embedded Systems
7 24 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (1.98%) Robotics
9 13 (1.98%) Social Media
10 12 (1.83%) Data Centre
10 12 (1.83%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.52%) Driving Licence
12 9 (1.37%) Data Structures
13 8 (1.22%) Private Cloud
13 8 (1.22%) Smart Home
14 6 (0.91%) Cloud Native
14 6 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
15 5 (0.76%) Fintech
15 5 (0.76%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 143 (21.80%) Linux
2 65 (9.91%) Windows
3 42 (6.40%) Unix
4 31 (4.73%) Android
5 25 (3.81%) Apple iOS
6 22 (3.35%) Windows Server
7 15 (2.29%) CentOS
8 10 (1.52%) Solaris
9 7 (1.07%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.76%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.76%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.46%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (32.16%) Software Engineering
2 184 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (22.87%) Mathematics
4 137 (20.88%) OO
5 96 (14.63%) SDLC
6 75 (11.43%) Scrum
7 70 (10.67%) Open Source
8 68 (10.37%) Unit Testing
9 62 (9.45%) Machine Learning
10 61 (9.30%) TDD
11 57 (8.69%) MVC
12 53 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
13 50 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (7.62%) Web Development
14 44 (6.71%) Microservices
15 43 (6.55%) Digital Marketing
15 43 (6.55%) Programme Management
16 41 (6.25%) OOP
16 41 (6.25%) Test Automation
17 35 (5.34%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 265 (40.40%) Java
2 197 (30.03%) JavaScript
3 187 (28.51%) C++
4 166 (25.30%) SQL
5 153 (23.32%) Python
6 103 (15.70%) C#
7 95 (14.48%) C
8 54 (8.23%) Ruby
9 42 (6.40%) Shell Script
10 35 (5.34%) PHP
11 20 (3.05%) Bash Shell
12 19 (2.90%) Perl
13 18 (2.74%) VB.NET
14 16 (2.44%) Embedded C
15 15 (2.29%) Groovy
16 11 (1.68%) VBScript
17 10 (1.52%) MATLAB
18 9 (1.37%) Jython
18 9 (1.37%) PowerShell
19 8 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 516 (78.66%) Degree
2 306 (46.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 70 (10.67%) Security Cleared
4 48 (7.32%) PhD
5 44 (6.71%) Numerate Degree
5 44 (6.71%) SC Cleared
6 40 (6.10%) HND
7 12 (1.83%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.52%) ISTQB
9 9 (1.37%) Master's Degree
10 8 (1.22%) A+ Certification
10 8 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (1.22%) GNVQ
11 7 (1.07%) HNC
12 4 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.46%) Chartered Engineer
13 3 (0.46%) CISSP
13 3 (0.46%) CITP
14 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.96%) QA
2 8 (1.22%) MISRA
3 5 (0.76%) MISRA C
3 5 (0.76%) SLA
4 3 (0.46%) DO-178B
4 3 (0.46%) ECSS
4 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.30%) WCAG
6 1 (0.15%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (4.57%) Docker
2 17 (2.59%) Firmware
3 6 (0.91%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.46%) HDFS
4 3 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.15%) LXC
6 1 (0.15%) Snort
6 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 25 (3.81%) Puppet
2 20 (3.05%) Ansible
2 20 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.37%) CA Service Virtualization
4 8 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (1.07%) Salt
6 6 (0.91%) Juju
7 3 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.46%) Terraform
Vendors
1 67 (10.21%) Microsoft
2 47 (7.16%) Oracle
3 43 (6.55%) SAP
4 22 (3.35%) Freescale
5 18 (2.74%) HP
6 13 (1.98%) Red Hat
7 12 (1.83%) Citrix
8 11 (1.68%) CA
9 9 (1.37%) Cisco
9 9 (1.37%) Google
10 8 (1.22%) Cognizant
10 8 (1.22%) Zend
11 7 (1.07%) IBM
12 6 (0.91%) SaltStack
13 4 (0.61%) VMware
14 3 (0.46%) Apple
14 3 (0.46%) Sybase
15 2 (0.30%) Sitecore
15 2 (0.30%) Tableau
15 2 (0.30%) Xamarin