Period
to 19 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in West Lothian. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 19 13
Rank change year-on-year +5 -6 -4
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 10 4 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 11.24% 4.65% 11.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 23.81% 16.67% 29.82%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 5
West Lothian median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% +6.67%
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.27% -1.25%

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 West Lothian with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Lothian
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 42 24 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 47.19% 27.91% 37.01%
Number of salaries quoted 27 20 30
West Lothian median annual salary £40,000 £36,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.34% -9.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £24,000 £29,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £45,000 £50,125 £57,750
Scotland median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% +2.41% +3.75%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in West Lothian

Computer Science
Salary Trend in West Lothian

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

Salary trend for Computer Science in West Lothian

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in West Lothian

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in West Lothian over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in West Lothian

Computer Science
Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the West Lothian region over the 6 months to 19 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
Livingston +3 9 £45,000 +28.57%
Computer Science
Scotland

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

1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) C++
2 7 (70.00%) .NET
3 6 (60.00%) Python
3 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
4 5 (50.00%) Optoelectronics
4 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (50.00%) Firmware
4 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) XML
4 5 (50.00%) Manufacturing
4 5 (50.00%) C
5 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (30.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) Physics
7 2 (20.00%) WPF
7 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (20.00%) VB6
7 2 (20.00%) MVC
7 2 (20.00%) VB
7 2 (20.00%) Delphi
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
8 1 (10.00%) OOD
8 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
8 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (10.00%) Tcl
8 1 (10.00%) Lisp

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
2 2 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Graduate
2 2 (20.00%) Graduate .NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Graduate Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Graduate Software Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Instrumentation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Scientific Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (20.00%) WPF
4 1 (10.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Optoelectronics
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) Physics
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Electronic Design Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (10.00%) OOD
5 1 (10.00%) OOP
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) C++
3 6 (60.00%) Python
4 5 (50.00%) C
4 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Delphi
5 2 (20.00%) VB
5 2 (20.00%) VB6
6 1 (10.00%) Lisp
6 1 (10.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Firmware