Period
to 16 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 74 68
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6 -9
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 361 373 477
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.24% 3.66% 4.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.18% 9.42% 10.85%
Number of salaries quoted 255 355 414
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £24,050 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,100 £65,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3,545 3,961 4,398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 41.63% 38.85% 37.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2,545 3,139 3,256
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £61,900 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 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
Birmingham +18 196 £30,000 -20.00% 27
Coventry +1 52 £50,000 +72.41% 4
Warwickshire +25 42 £29,500 +18.00% 9
Staffordshire +7 20 £39,750 +44.55% 15
Worcestershire +10 10 £30,000 -19.46% 4
Dudley - 9 £45,000 -
Solihull -4 7 £70,000 +108.96% 5
Shropshire - 7 £29,500 - 3
Herefordshire 0 4 £35,000 - 2
Wolverhampton -1 4 £36,500 - 4
Halesowen +40 1 £35,000 +66.67% 3
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 302 (83.66%) Degree
2 221 (61.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 146 (40.44%) Software Engineering
4 94 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (23.82%) Mathematics
6 85 (23.55%) Self-Motivation
7 83 (22.99%) SQL
8 72 (19.94%) C#
9 71 (19.67%) Microsoft
10 69 (19.11%) Analytical Skills
10 69 (19.11%) Data Centre
11 64 (17.73%) JavaScript
12 63 (17.45%) ITIL
13 59 (16.34%) Continuous Improvement
14 58 (16.07%) .NET
15 53 (14.68%) HTML
16 51 (14.13%) Windows
16 51 (14.13%) Finance
16 51 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
17 49 (13.57%) Firewall
18 48 (13.30%) VMware
18 48 (13.30%) Java
19 45 (12.47%) Linux
19 45 (12.47%) GDPR
20 44 (12.19%) CheckPoint
20 44 (12.19%) Physics
21 43 (11.91%) Root Cause Analysis
21 43 (11.91%) Python
22 42 (11.63%) CSS
22 42 (11.63%) Data Protection

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 9 (2.49%) SharePoint
1 9 (2.49%) Tomcat
2 8 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.66%) Apache
3 6 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.39%) nginx
5 3 (0.83%) CMS
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.28%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.28%) Confluence
6 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (8.31%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.28%) Simulink
4 1 (0.28%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 4 (1.11%) SAP MM
2 3 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.83%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.55%) HFM
3 2 (0.55%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.55%) SAP PP
3 2 (0.55%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.55%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.28%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 35 (9.70%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (5.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.99%) PaaS
4 17 (4.71%) IaaS
5 16 (4.43%) SaaS
6 9 (2.49%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (2.49%) Amazon S3
6 9 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (2.49%) Office 365
7 2 (0.55%) GitHub
7 2 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.28%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 49 (13.57%) Firewall
2 27 (7.48%) LAN
2 27 (7.48%) OSPF
2 27 (7.48%) WAN
3 19 (5.26%) Internet
4 9 (2.49%) Network Security
5 6 (1.66%) NetScaler
6 5 (1.39%) HTTP
7 4 (1.11%) ATM
7 4 (1.11%) DNS
8 3 (0.83%) Broadband
8 3 (0.83%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.55%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.55%) SSL
9 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.55%) VPN
9 2 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.28%) FlexRay
10 1 (0.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.80%) MySQL
2 29 (8.03%) SQL Server
3 28 (7.76%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (7.20%) NoSQL
5 24 (6.65%) Amazon RDS
6 23 (6.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (5.54%) Relational Database
8 19 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 17 (4.71%) DB2
9 17 (4.71%) MongoDB
10 8 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.66%) Power BI
12 5 (1.39%) Big Data
13 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.55%) Essbase
14 2 (0.55%) GIS
14 2 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
14 2 (0.55%) Oracle ODI
14 2 (0.55%) QlikView
14 2 (0.55%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 20 (5.54%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.05%) Maven
3 10 (2.77%) Mercurial
4 9 (2.49%) JUnit
5 8 (2.22%) Selenium
6 7 (1.94%) JIRA
7 6 (1.66%) Jasmine
7 6 (1.66%) LSMW
7 6 (1.66%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.39%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.11%) CircleCI
9 4 (1.11%) Concordion
9 4 (1.11%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.11%) FitNesse
9 4 (1.11%) Mocha
9 4 (1.11%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.55%) AccuRev
10 2 (0.55%) Subversion
10 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.55%) TeamCity
General
1 51 (14.13%) Finance
2 25 (6.93%) Publishing
3 15 (4.16%) Automotive
4 12 (3.32%) Legal
5 11 (3.05%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.77%) Retail
7 9 (2.49%) Manufacturing
8 8 (2.22%) Games
8 8 (2.22%) Law
9 5 (1.39%) Marketing
10 4 (1.11%) Banking
11 3 (0.83%) Electronics
12 2 (0.55%) Advertising
13 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 79 (21.88%) Developer
2 69 (19.11%) Graduate
3 61 (16.90%) Analyst
4 57 (15.79%) Architect
5 39 (10.80%) Graduate Analyst
6 38 (10.53%) Software Engineer
7 32 (8.86%) Technical Analyst
8 29 (8.03%) Software Developer
8 29 (8.03%) Solutions Architect
9 28 (7.76%) Graduate Technical Analyst
10 25 (6.93%) Graduate Developer
11 24 (6.65%) Administrator
12 22 (6.09%) DBA
13 21 (5.82%) Applications Engineer
14 19 (5.26%) .NET Developer
14 19 (5.26%) Business Analyst
14 19 (5.26%) Graduate Software Developer
14 19 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
15 17 (4.71%) Consultant
15 17 (4.71%) Senior SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (16.07%) .NET
2 53 (14.68%) HTML
3 42 (11.63%) CSS
4 28 (7.76%) AngularJS
5 21 (5.82%) HTML5
6 20 (5.54%) Java EE
7 19 (5.26%) jQuery
8 18 (4.99%) .NET Framework
8 18 (4.99%) ASP.NET
9 17 (4.71%) CSS3
10 15 (4.16%) XML
11 14 (3.88%) Hibernate
11 14 (3.88%) React
12 12 (3.32%) Vue.js
13 11 (3.05%) JSON
14 9 (2.49%) Node.js
15 8 (2.22%) Spring
16 7 (1.94%) Laravel
16 7 (1.94%) WPF
17 6 (1.66%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 85 (23.55%) Self-Motivation
2 69 (19.11%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (19.11%) Data Centre
3 34 (9.42%) Management Information System
4 25 (6.93%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (4.99%) Driving Licence
6 17 (4.71%) CMDB
7 12 (3.32%) Algorithms
8 10 (2.77%) User Experience
9 9 (2.49%) Mobile App
10 8 (2.22%) Analytical Mindset
11 6 (1.66%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.66%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.83%) Animation
13 3 (0.83%) Cyberattack
14 2 (0.55%) Augmented Reality
14 2 (0.55%) Data Structures
14 2 (0.55%) Internet of Things
14 2 (0.55%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.13%) Windows
2 45 (12.47%) Linux
3 20 (5.54%) Windows 10
3 20 (5.54%) Windows 7
4 13 (3.60%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.22%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.66%) Unix
7 4 (1.11%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.55%) Android
8 2 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.55%) watchOS
8 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.28%) CentOS
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (40.44%) Software Engineering
2 94 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (23.82%) Mathematics
4 63 (17.45%) ITIL
5 59 (16.34%) Continuous Improvement
6 51 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
7 44 (12.19%) Physics
8 43 (11.91%) Root Cause Analysis
9 42 (11.63%) Data Protection
10 40 (11.08%) Service Delivery
11 35 (9.70%) Scrum
12 34 (9.42%) TDD
13 33 (9.14%) CRM
14 32 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
15 31 (8.59%) OO
16 30 (8.31%) Network Management
17 29 (8.03%) Mentoring
18 27 (7.48%) Project Management
18 27 (7.48%) Web Development
19 25 (6.93%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 83 (22.99%) SQL
2 72 (19.94%) C#
3 64 (17.73%) JavaScript
4 48 (13.30%) Java
5 43 (11.91%) Python
6 30 (8.31%) C++
7 23 (6.37%) PHP
8 20 (5.54%) PowerShell
9 19 (5.26%) VBScript
10 13 (3.60%) C
11 5 (1.39%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.39%) Perl
11 5 (1.39%) Ruby
12 4 (1.11%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.11%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.11%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.83%) R
13 3 (0.83%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.55%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.55%) XAML
Qualifications
1 302 (83.66%) Degree
2 221 (61.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (9.97%) Master's Degree
4 34 (9.42%) ITIL Certification
5 23 (6.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (5.26%) MCP
6 19 (5.26%) MCSE
7 18 (4.99%) ISEB
7 18 (4.99%) PMI Certification
7 18 (4.99%) PMP
8 17 (4.71%) CEH
8 17 (4.71%) CISSP
8 17 (4.71%) CompTIA Security+
9 12 (3.32%) Numerate Degree
10 9 (2.49%) HND
10 9 (2.49%) Security Cleared
11 3 (0.83%) CCNP
11 3 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.83%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.83%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (12.47%) GDPR
2 25 (6.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (5.82%) QA
4 18 (4.99%) SLA
5 17 (4.71%) GPG13
6 9 (2.49%) IEC 61131
7 8 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.28%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.28%) MISRA
8 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.88%) Docker
2 14 (3.88%) Firmware
2 14 (3.88%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.22%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.66%) vSphere
4 6 (1.66%) XenApp
4 6 (1.66%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.55%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (5.26%) SCCM
2 15 (4.16%) WSUS
3 11 (3.05%) Ansible
3 11 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (3.05%) Puppet
4 6 (1.66%) SCVMM
4 6 (1.66%) vCenter Server
4 6 (1.66%) vMotion
5 3 (0.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (0.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.28%) Galera Cluster
7 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 71 (19.67%) Microsoft
2 48 (13.30%) VMware
3 44 (12.19%) CheckPoint
4 34 (9.42%) Cisco
5 27 (7.48%) Citrix
5 27 (7.48%) Fortinet
5 27 (7.48%) HP
6 17 (4.71%) EMC
6 17 (4.71%) NetApp
7 15 (4.16%) SAP
7 15 (4.16%) Xamarin
8 10 (2.77%) Oracle
9 8 (2.22%) Remedy
10 6 (1.66%) Google
10 6 (1.66%) Ivanti
11 3 (0.83%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.83%) IBM
11 3 (0.83%) Tableau
12 2 (0.55%) DevExpress
12 2 (0.55%) Hyperion