Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 78 70
Rank change year-on-year +28 -8 +30
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 440 328 435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.53% 3.31% 3.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.73% 8.57% 10.22%
Number of salaries quoted 292 287 420
West Midlands median annual salary £36,000 £33,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.46% -10.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,400 £21,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £57,500 £70,000
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 3,751 3,828 4,258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 38.61% 38.68% 37.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2,690 2,943 3,217
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,155 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.72% -1.69% +6.38%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +32 240 £45,000 +63.64% 27
Warwickshire +20 58 £31,500 +23.53% 14
Coventry -6 53 £35,807 -10.48% 8
Worcestershire +50 34 £45,000 +13.21% 6
Staffordshire -12 17 £26,000 -44.09% 12
Solihull +21 16 £27,500 -28.57%
Wolverhampton -21 3 £34,000 -54.67%
Shropshire +8 2 £82,500 +114.29% 3
Dudley -6 1 £23,000 -38.67% 1
Halesowen -28 1 £45,000 +55.17%
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 330 (75.00%) Degree
2 273 (62.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 186 (42.27%) Software Engineering
4 147 (33.41%) Agile Software Development
5 122 (27.73%) SQL
6 113 (25.68%) Data Centre
7 108 (24.55%) Self-Motivation
8 98 (22.27%) C#
9 95 (21.59%) Windows
9 95 (21.59%) VMware
10 85 (19.32%) Microsoft
11 84 (19.09%) ITIL
12 82 (18.64%) JavaScript
13 80 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
14 78 (17.73%) Java
15 76 (17.27%) Service Delivery
16 73 (16.59%) Mathematics
17 70 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
18 66 (15.00%) HTML
19 62 (14.09%) Finance
20 61 (13.86%) .NET
20 61 (13.86%) CSS
21 60 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
22 58 (13.18%) Citrix
23 57 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
24 53 (12.05%) Python
25 50 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
26 48 (10.91%) SCVMM
27 47 (10.68%) MCP
27 47 (10.68%) SQL Server

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 24 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
1 24 (5.45%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.05%) JBoss
3 9 (2.05%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.36%) Confluence
4 6 (1.36%) WordPress
5 4 (0.91%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.45%) Apache
6 2 (0.45%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.45%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.45%) IIS
6 2 (0.45%) nginx
6 2 (0.45%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.23%) CMS
7 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 29 (6.59%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.14%) Simulink
3 5 (1.14%) Stateflow
4 3 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.23%) CATIA
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.14%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.68%) Magento
3 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.45%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.23%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (9.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (7.50%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (5.00%) Force.com
5 18 (4.09%) SaaS
6 14 (3.18%) PaaS
7 13 (2.95%) IaaS
8 11 (2.50%) CloudFront
9 9 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (1.36%) Zapier
11 5 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (1.14%) Serverless
12 4 (0.91%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.91%) Office 365
13 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.45%) DigitalOcean
13 2 (0.45%) GitHub
13 2 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.45%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.82%) Firewall
2 25 (5.68%) LAN
3 24 (5.45%) NetScaler
3 24 (5.45%) WAN
4 21 (4.77%) OSPF
5 11 (2.50%) HTTP
6 10 (2.27%) Internet
7 9 (2.05%) SSL
8 8 (1.82%) DNS
9 6 (1.36%) Hyperconnected
10 3 (0.68%) Bluetooth
10 3 (0.68%) RFID
10 3 (0.68%) SMS
10 3 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.68%) WLAN
11 2 (0.45%) AMQP
11 2 (0.45%) ATM
12 1 (0.23%) Extranet
12 1 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.23%) Big Data
3 18 (4.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (3.18%) MySQL
5 12 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (2.73%) MongoDB
6 11 (2.50%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.82%) Data Mining
7 8 (1.82%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.14%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.68%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.68%) BigQuery
11 3 (0.68%) Spotfire
11 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.45%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 27 (6.14%) Jenkins
2 25 (5.68%) Git (software)
3 23 (5.23%) Subversion
4 14 (3.18%) Selenium
5 13 (2.95%) JIRA
5 13 (2.95%) Maven
5 13 (2.95%) Mercurial
5 13 (2.95%) Visual Studio
6 10 (2.27%) Bitbucket
7 8 (1.82%) GoCD
8 6 (1.36%) GitLab
8 6 (1.36%) Moq
8 6 (1.36%) MSTest
8 6 (1.36%) NUnit
8 6 (1.36%) Rhino Mocks
8 6 (1.36%) SoapUI
9 5 (1.14%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.14%) JUnit
9 5 (1.14%) WATIR
10 4 (0.91%) JMeter
General
1 62 (14.09%) Finance
2 19 (4.32%) Automotive
3 18 (4.09%) Games
3 18 (4.09%) Manufacturing
4 17 (3.86%) Financial Institution
5 16 (3.64%) Electronics
6 12 (2.73%) Banking
7 11 (2.50%) Publishing
8 10 (2.27%) Digital Economy
9 8 (1.82%) Advertising
10 5 (1.14%) Billing
11 4 (0.91%) German Language
11 4 (0.91%) Legal
11 4 (0.91%) Marketing
11 4 (0.91%) Retail
12 3 (0.68%) Law
13 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 174 (39.55%) Developer
2 82 (18.64%) Graduate
3 51 (11.59%) Analyst
4 47 (10.68%) Software Developer
5 46 (10.45%) Architect
6 40 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 40 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
7 39 (8.86%) Senior Developer
8 38 (8.64%) Software Engineer
9 36 (8.18%) Graduate Developer
9 36 (8.18%) Junior
10 31 (7.05%) C# Developer
10 31 (7.05%) Graduate Analyst
11 29 (6.59%) Junior Developer
11 29 (6.59%) Technical Analyst
12 26 (5.91%) Graduate Technical Analyst
13 25 (5.68%) Java Developer
14 24 (5.45%) Salesforce Developer
14 24 (5.45%) SCCM Engineer
15 23 (5.23%) Salesforce Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (15.00%) HTML
2 61 (13.86%) .NET
2 61 (13.86%) CSS
3 37 (8.41%) JSON
4 28 (6.36%) Visualforce
5 27 (6.14%) XML
6 24 (5.45%) ASP.NET
7 22 (5.00%) HTML5
8 21 (4.77%) Web Services
9 18 (4.09%) AngularJS
10 17 (3.86%) Spring
11 14 (3.18%) .NET Framework
11 14 (3.18%) CSS3
12 12 (2.73%) RESTful
12 12 (2.73%) Spring Security
13 10 (2.27%) jQuery
14 9 (2.05%) Java EE
14 9 (2.05%) WPF
15 8 (1.82%) Hibernate
15 8 (1.82%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 113 (25.68%) Data Centre
2 108 (24.55%) Self-Motivation
3 44 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (7.73%) CMDB
5 29 (6.59%) Public Cloud
6 25 (5.68%) Driving Licence
7 18 (4.09%) Algorithms
8 17 (3.86%) User Experience
9 15 (3.41%) Management Information System
10 12 (2.73%) 3D Graphics
10 12 (2.73%) Fintech
11 10 (2.27%) Data Structures
12 7 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (1.14%) Mobile App
15 4 (0.91%) Augmented Reality
16 3 (0.68%) Blog
16 3 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
16 3 (0.68%) Internet of Things
16 3 (0.68%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 95 (21.59%) Windows
2 46 (10.45%) Linux
3 35 (7.95%) Windows Server
4 24 (5.45%) Windows 10
4 24 (5.45%) Windows 7
5 11 (2.50%) Mac OS
6 10 (2.27%) Unix
7 7 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.91%) Android
9 3 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (42.27%) Software Engineering
2 147 (33.41%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (19.09%) ITIL
4 80 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 76 (17.27%) Service Delivery
6 73 (16.59%) Mathematics
7 60 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
8 57 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
9 41 (9.32%) Web Development
10 39 (8.86%) Physics
11 38 (8.64%) Line Management
12 37 (8.41%) OO
12 37 (8.41%) Presales
12 37 (8.41%) SDLC
13 36 (8.18%) ETL
13 36 (8.18%) Requirements Analysis
13 36 (8.18%) Scrum
14 30 (6.82%) Project Management
15 28 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
16 27 (6.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 122 (27.73%) SQL
2 98 (22.27%) C#
3 82 (18.64%) JavaScript
4 78 (17.73%) Java
5 53 (12.05%) Python
6 43 (9.77%) C++
7 28 (6.36%) Apex Code
7 28 (6.36%) PHP
8 27 (6.14%) PowerShell
9 24 (5.45%) VBScript
10 14 (3.18%) MATLAB
11 10 (2.27%) R
12 9 (2.05%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.82%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.82%) Jython
14 7 (1.59%) C
15 6 (1.36%) Perl
16 5 (1.14%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.14%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 330 (75.00%) Degree
2 273 (62.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 47 (10.68%) MCP
4 45 (10.23%) ITIL Certification
5 30 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (6.59%) MCSE
7 23 (5.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (3.41%) ISEB
9 14 (3.18%) Master's Degree
10 12 (2.73%) Numerate Degree
10 12 (2.73%) PMP
11 11 (2.50%) CISSP
11 11 (2.50%) PMI Certification
12 9 (2.05%) PhD
13 8 (1.82%) HND
14 7 (1.59%) CompTIA Security+
15 6 (1.36%) CEH
15 6 (1.36%) CIPD
16 4 (0.91%) CISM
17 3 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.50%) SLA
2 32 (7.27%) QA
3 11 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.59%) GPG13
5 6 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (1.36%) ISO 9001
6 5 (1.14%) IEC 61131
6 5 (1.14%) MISRA
6 5 (1.14%) PMO
7 4 (0.91%) COBIT
8 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.45%) IEC 62304
9 2 (0.45%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.23%) GDPR
10 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 70 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (5.91%) Hyper-V
3 24 (5.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 24 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
3 24 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
3 24 (5.45%) vSphere
3 24 (5.45%) XenApp
3 24 (5.45%) XenDesktop
4 21 (4.77%) Active Directory
5 11 (2.50%) Docker
6 9 (2.05%) Firmware
7 8 (1.82%) Xen
8 2 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.45%) HDFS
9 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 48 (10.91%) SCVMM
2 24 (5.45%) SCCM
2 24 (5.45%) vCenter Server
2 24 (5.45%) vMotion
3 8 (1.82%) Ansible
3 8 (1.82%) Graphite
3 8 (1.82%) Kibana
3 8 (1.82%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.82%) logstash
3 8 (1.82%) Nagios
4 6 (1.36%) WSUS
5 4 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.23%) Galera Cluster
7 1 (0.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 95 (21.59%) VMware
2 85 (19.32%) Microsoft
3 58 (13.18%) Citrix
4 29 (6.59%) Salesforce.com
5 28 (6.36%) CheckPoint
6 25 (5.68%) Cisco
7 24 (5.45%) BMC
7 24 (5.45%) Ivanti
8 23 (5.23%) Fortinet
8 23 (5.23%) HP
9 22 (5.00%) Oracle
10 19 (4.32%) Google
11 15 (3.41%) Twitter
12 11 (2.50%) EMC
12 11 (2.50%) NetApp
13 7 (1.59%) Epicor
13 7 (1.59%) IBM
13 7 (1.59%) Infor
13 7 (1.59%) Sage
13 7 (1.59%) Xamarin