Period
to 17 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 46 41
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 +18
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 45 50 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 5.10% 4.88% 5.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.39% 12.79% 14.13%
Number of salaries quoted 61 71 45
Watford median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £32,500 £28,050
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £57,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -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 Watford with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Watford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 395 391 361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 44.78% 38.18% 35.36%
Number of salaries quoted 348 293 302
Watford median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £63,250
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Watford

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Science in Watford.

Salary trend for Computer Science in Watford

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Watford over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in Watford

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Watford region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 27 (60.00%) Degree
2 17 (37.78%) Mathematics
3 16 (35.56%) C++
4 15 (33.33%) Web Services
5 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (31.11%) NoSQL
6 13 (28.89%) Finite Element Analysis
6 13 (28.89%) Signal Processing
6 13 (28.89%) REST
6 13 (28.89%) Machine Learning
6 13 (28.89%) Algorithms
6 13 (28.89%) Data Acquisition
6 13 (28.89%) LabVIEW
6 13 (28.89%) Data Analysis
6 13 (28.89%) Physics
6 13 (28.89%) .NET
6 13 (28.89%) SOAP
6 13 (28.89%) PhD
6 13 (28.89%) MATLAB
6 13 (28.89%) Telecoms
7 12 (26.67%) Software Engineering
7 12 (26.67%) MongoDB
8 11 (24.44%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (24.44%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (24.44%) C#
8 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
9 7 (15.56%) SQL
10 6 (13.33%) HTML
10 6 (13.33%) CSS
10 6 (13.33%) Microsoft

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (24.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) Mimecast
2 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.11%) NoSQL
2 12 (26.67%) MongoDB
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.67%) Big Data
4 3 (6.67%) MySQL
5 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.44%) MS Access
5 2 (4.44%) Power BI
5 2 (4.44%) SAP BW
5 2 (4.44%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (28.89%) LabVIEW
2 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.44%) Selenium
3 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.22%) JIRA
4 1 (2.22%) Subversion
4 1 (2.22%) WATIR
General
1 13 (28.89%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Games
3 3 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 3 (6.67%) German Language
3 3 (6.67%) Marketing
3 3 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Developer
1 13 (28.89%) MATLAB Engineer
1 13 (28.89%) Process Engineer
2 11 (24.44%) Architect
3 7 (15.56%) .NET Architect
3 7 (15.56%) AWS Architect
4 6 (13.33%) .NET Technical Architect
4 6 (13.33%) Technical Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.67%) C++ Developer
6 3 (6.67%) C++ Software Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Graduate
6 3 (6.67%) NoSQL Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Software Architect
7 2 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Microsoft BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (33.33%) Web Services
2 13 (28.89%) .NET
2 13 (28.89%) REST
2 13 (28.89%) SOAP
3 6 (13.33%) CSS
3 6 (13.33%) HTML
4 4 (8.89%) jQuery
4 4 (8.89%) Node.js
4 4 (8.89%) XML
5 3 (6.67%) XHTML
6 2 (4.44%) MDX
6 2 (4.44%) XSD
6 2 (4.44%) XSL
7 1 (2.22%) Ajax
7 1 (2.22%) DHTML
7 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.22%) Java EE
7 1 (2.22%) React
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Algorithms
2 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Windows
1 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Mathematics
2 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (28.89%) Data Acquisition
3 13 (28.89%) Data Analysis
3 13 (28.89%) Finite Element Analysis
3 13 (28.89%) Machine Learning
3 13 (28.89%) Physics
3 13 (28.89%) Signal Processing
4 12 (26.67%) Software Engineering
5 4 (8.89%) OO
5 4 (8.89%) TDD
6 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.67%) CAD
6 3 (6.67%) CAE
6 3 (6.67%) Multithreading
6 3 (6.67%) MVC
6 3 (6.67%) Parallel Processing
6 3 (6.67%) Scrum
6 3 (6.67%) SOLID
6 3 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) C++
2 13 (28.89%) MATLAB
3 11 (24.44%) C#
3 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.56%) SQL
5 4 (8.89%) Java
6 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.44%) VBA
7 1 (2.22%) PHP
7 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (60.00%) Degree
2 13 (28.89%) PhD
3 11 (24.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.22%) CCNA
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.22%) MCP
4 1 (2.22%) MCSA
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.22%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
2 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Cognos
2 2 (4.44%) IBM
2 2 (4.44%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) Demandware
3 1 (2.22%) VMware