Period
to 25 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 61 73 63
Rank change year-on-year +12 -10 +12
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 272 315 414
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.20% 3.99% 4.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.63% 4.34% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 258 242 330
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.46% +8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £22,450
90th Percentile £80,000 £62,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% +5.26%

Computer Science is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,874 7,261 8,880
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.66% 92.09% 90.86%
Number of salaries quoted 4,808 5,446 6,949
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in the West Midlands

Computer Science
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Computer Science in the West Midlands

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in the West Midlands

Computer Science
Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 February 2020. 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
Birmingham +23 163 £42,500 +49.12% 31
Warwickshire -10 39 £52,000 +89.09% 5
Coventry -12 17 £48,000 -4.00% 2
Staffordshire -11 14 £31,250 -15.54% 8
Worcestershire +10 11 £37,662 +25.54% 18
Solihull +10 7 £50,000 -15.25% 4
West Bromwich - 3 £47,500 - 3
Herefordshire +6 1 £47,500 +35.71% 6
Willenhall - 1 £23,000 -
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 159 (58.46%) Degree
2 99 (36.40%) C#
3 87 (31.99%) JavaScript
4 81 (29.78%) SQL
5 77 (28.31%) Mathematics
6 70 (25.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 69 (25.37%) Java
8 68 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 61 (22.43%) Problem-Solving
10 57 (20.96%) Python
11 51 (18.75%) C++
12 49 (18.01%) Analytical Skills
13 46 (16.91%) Physics
13 46 (16.91%) Git (software)
13 46 (16.91%) .NET
13 46 (16.91%) Software Engineering
14 45 (16.54%) Finance
14 45 (16.54%) HTML
15 42 (15.44%) Test Automation
16 40 (14.71%) Microsoft
16 40 (14.71%) CSS
17 38 (13.97%) OO
18 36 (13.24%) QA
19 35 (12.87%) OOP
20 32 (11.76%) Azure
21 31 (11.40%) TDD
21 31 (11.40%) Scrum
22 30 (11.03%) Web Development
22 30 (11.03%) AngularJS
23 29 (10.66%) AWS

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 8 (2.94%) SAS
2 6 (2.21%) IIS
3 5 (1.84%) Confluence
4 4 (1.47%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.74%) Appian
5 2 (0.74%) Jupyter
5 2 (0.74%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.84%) Simulink
2 5 (1.84%) Stateflow
3 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.37%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.37%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 4 (1.47%) SAP R/3
2 3 (1.10%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (1.10%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (1.10%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (1.10%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (1.10%) Primavera
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.37%) Maximo
3 1 (0.37%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 32 (11.76%) Azure
2 29 (10.66%) AWS
3 13 (4.78%) Power Platform
4 12 (4.41%) Heroku
4 12 (4.41%) npm
5 10 (3.68%) GCP
6 4 (1.47%) Google Play
7 2 (0.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (0.74%) GitHub
7 2 (0.74%) Slack
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.37%) Office 365
8 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.41%) Internet
2 9 (3.31%) HTTP
2 9 (3.31%) SSL
3 8 (2.94%) HTTPS
4 6 (2.21%) Firewall
4 6 (2.21%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.84%) VPN
6 4 (1.47%) 802.11
6 4 (1.47%) Network Security
6 4 (1.47%) SNMP
7 2 (0.74%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.74%) FlexRay
7 2 (0.74%) Intranet
8 1 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 13 (4.78%) Power BI
4 11 (4.04%) MongoDB
5 10 (3.68%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.21%) Geospatial Data
8 6 (2.21%) GIS
9 4 (1.47%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.47%) Looker
9 4 (1.47%) MySQL
9 4 (1.47%) QlikView
9 4 (1.47%) Spotfire
9 4 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.74%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.74%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 46 (16.91%) Git (software)
2 22 (8.09%) Visual Studio
3 17 (6.25%) webpack
4 15 (5.51%) JIRA
5 12 (4.41%) Grunt
5 12 (4.41%) gulp
5 12 (4.41%) Sinon.JS
6 10 (3.68%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.94%) GitLab
7 8 (2.94%) Xcode
8 6 (2.21%) Selenium
9 5 (1.84%) Babel
9 5 (1.84%) Burp Suite
9 5 (1.84%) Metasploit
10 4 (1.47%) Android Studio
10 4 (1.47%) CocoaPods
10 4 (1.47%) Gradle
10 4 (1.47%) HP UFT
10 4 (1.47%) Mockito
10 4 (1.47%) SoapUI
General
1 45 (16.54%) Finance
2 10 (3.68%) Retail
3 8 (2.94%) Automotive
3 8 (2.94%) Banking
4 7 (2.57%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.57%) Law
4 7 (2.57%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.84%) Military
5 5 (1.84%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.47%) Games
6 4 (1.47%) Legal
6 4 (1.47%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.10%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.10%) Marketing
8 2 (0.74%) Advertising
8 2 (0.74%) French Language
8 2 (0.74%) German Language
9 1 (0.37%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 106 (38.97%) Developer
2 65 (23.90%) Graduate
3 45 (16.54%) Analyst
4 33 (12.13%) Graduate Developer
4 33 (12.13%) Senior Developer
5 29 (10.66%) Architect
6 27 (9.93%) Graduate Analyst
6 27 (9.93%) Software Developer
7 26 (9.56%) Graduate Technical Analyst
7 26 (9.56%) Technical Analyst
8 23 (8.46%) Software Engineer
9 18 (6.62%) Technical Architect
9 18 (6.62%) Technical Developer
10 17 (6.25%) .NET Developer
10 17 (6.25%) Senior Architect
10 17 (6.25%) Senior Technical Architect
11 16 (5.88%) Web Developer
12 14 (5.15%) Graduate Software Developer
13 12 (4.41%) Junior
13 12 (4.41%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (16.91%) .NET
2 45 (16.54%) HTML
3 40 (14.71%) CSS
4 30 (11.03%) AngularJS
5 20 (7.35%) React
6 17 (6.25%) React Native
7 16 (5.88%) ASP.NET
7 16 (5.88%) HTML5
7 16 (5.88%) Node.js
8 15 (5.51%) WebGL
9 14 (5.15%) CSS3
10 12 (4.41%) Browserify
10 12 (4.41%) Chai
10 12 (4.41%) Express
10 12 (4.41%) Sass
11 11 (4.04%) REST
12 8 (2.94%) .NET Framework
12 8 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (2.94%) Redux
13 7 (2.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (18.01%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (10.29%) Mobile App
3 20 (7.35%) Data Structures
4 18 (6.62%) Algorithms
5 16 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 16 (5.88%) Virtual Team
6 9 (3.31%) Driving Licence
6 9 (3.31%) User Experience
7 7 (2.57%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.57%) Credit Risk
7 7 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.84%) CUDA
9 4 (1.47%) Apple TV
9 4 (1.47%) AS400
9 4 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.47%) FMCG
9 4 (1.47%) Over-the-Top Content
9 4 (1.47%) SCADA
10 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.74%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.56%) Windows
2 23 (8.46%) Linux
3 11 (4.04%) Unix
4 8 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.21%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.84%) Kali Linux
7 4 (1.47%) Android
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (28.31%) Mathematics
2 68 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (22.43%) Problem-Solving
4 46 (16.91%) Physics
4 46 (16.91%) Software Engineering
5 42 (15.44%) Test Automation
6 38 (13.97%) OO
7 35 (12.87%) OOP
8 31 (11.40%) Scrum
8 31 (11.40%) TDD
9 30 (11.03%) Web Development
10 26 (9.56%) Analytics
11 25 (9.19%) Time Management
12 24 (8.82%) Regression Testing
13 22 (8.09%) MVC
13 22 (8.09%) SDLC
14 21 (7.72%) Data Science
14 21 (7.72%) Kanban
14 21 (7.72%) SOA
15 20 (7.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 99 (36.40%) C#
2 87 (31.99%) JavaScript
3 81 (29.78%) SQL
4 69 (25.37%) Java
5 57 (20.96%) Python
6 51 (18.75%) C++
7 26 (9.56%) C
8 23 (8.46%) PHP
9 19 (6.99%) R
10 11 (4.04%) ES6
11 10 (3.68%) Ruby
12 8 (2.94%) Apple Swift
12 8 (2.94%) PowerShell
13 7 (2.57%) Scala
14 6 (2.21%) ES7
15 5 (1.84%) MATLAB
15 5 (1.84%) T-SQL
15 5 (1.84%) TypeScript
15 5 (1.84%) VB.NET
16 4 (1.47%) Lua
Qualifications
1 159 (58.46%) Degree
2 70 (25.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (4.41%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.57%) HND
6 6 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.21%) CISSP
6 6 (2.21%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (1.84%) GPEN
7 5 (1.84%) HNC
7 5 (1.84%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.84%) OSCP
8 4 (1.47%) CHECK Team Leader
8 4 (1.47%) CHECK Team Member
8 4 (1.47%) CREST Certified
8 4 (1.47%) Cyber Scheme
8 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.47%) SANS
8 4 (1.47%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (13.24%) QA
2 9 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.57%) Basel II
3 7 (2.57%) IFRS
3 7 (2.57%) IFRS 9
4 4 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.47%) ISO 26262
4 4 (1.47%) MISRA
5 3 (1.10%) GDPR
5 3 (1.10%) PMO
6 2 (0.74%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.74%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.74%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.74%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (5.15%) Docker
2 3 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.74%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (3.31%) AirWatch
2 8 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (1.84%) HP ALM
3 5 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.84%) Puppet
4 4 (1.47%) Nessus
4 4 (1.47%) Nmap
5 2 (0.74%) Kibana
6 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.37%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 40 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.25%) Oracle
3 12 (4.41%) Google
4 10 (3.68%) HP
5 8 (2.94%) Cisco
6 7 (2.57%) SAP
7 6 (2.21%) Tableau
7 6 (2.21%) Xamarin
8 4 (1.47%) Apple
9 3 (1.10%) VMware
10 2 (0.74%) Cognos
10 2 (0.74%) IBM
10 2 (0.74%) NVIDIA
10 2 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.74%) Software AG
11 1 (0.37%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.37%) Guidewire
11 1 (0.37%) ProCurve
11 1 (0.37%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.37%) Zscaler