Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 72 62
Rank change year-on-year +24 -10 -6
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 408 396 519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.73% 4.00% 4.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.78% 10.09% 11.32%
Number of salaries quoted 288 414 460
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £61,250
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 3,463 3,923 4,585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 40.11% 39.62% 38.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,473 3,138 3,358
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +20 225 £36,875 +2.43% 21
Coventry 0 58 £45,000 +50.00% 3
Warwickshire +40 52 £22,500 -10.00% 9
Worcestershire +26 16 £44,043 +19.03% 4
Staffordshire -11 14 £50,000 +81.82% 18
Solihull +1 12 £60,000 +87.50% 1
Dudley - 10 £43,000 - 2
Wolverhampton +3 7 £44,500 +21.92% 1
Shropshire - 7 £29,500 -
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 336 (82.35%) Degree
2 265 (64.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 164 (40.20%) Software Engineering
4 126 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (26.23%) SQL
6 100 (24.51%) Self-Motivation
7 96 (23.53%) C#
8 86 (21.08%) JavaScript
8 86 (21.08%) Mathematics
9 85 (20.83%) Data Centre
10 77 (18.87%) Microsoft
11 73 (17.89%) Java
12 69 (16.91%) Analytical Skills
13 67 (16.42%) HTML
13 67 (16.42%) Windows
14 66 (16.18%) Continuous Improvement
15 64 (15.69%) ITIL
16 63 (15.44%) VMware
17 61 (14.95%) .NET
18 58 (14.22%) Finance
19 57 (13.97%) Problem-Solving
20 51 (12.50%) Python
20 51 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
21 50 (12.25%) Physics
21 50 (12.25%) Service Delivery
22 47 (11.52%) Linux
23 46 (11.27%) CSS
24 45 (11.03%) TDD
25 43 (10.54%) Firewall
26 42 (10.29%) Master's Degree

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 15 (3.68%) SharePoint
1 15 (3.68%) Tomcat
2 13 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (3.19%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (2.45%) Confluence
5 6 (1.47%) Apache
6 4 (0.98%) nginx
7 3 (0.74%) JBoss
7 3 (0.74%) WordPress
8 2 (0.49%) CMS
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 33 (8.09%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.98%) Simulink
3 4 (0.98%) Stateflow
4 2 (0.49%) Blender
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.98%) SAP MM
2 3 (0.74%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.49%) SAP PP
3 2 (0.49%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.25%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 37 (9.07%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (6.86%) SaaS
4 20 (4.90%) PaaS
5 19 (4.66%) IaaS
6 16 (3.92%) Office 365
7 12 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (2.21%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (1.96%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.98%) Force.com
12 3 (0.74%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.74%) Zapier
13 1 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.25%) GitHub
13 1 (0.25%) Google Tag Manager
13 1 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.25%) Serverless
13 1 (0.25%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (10.54%) Firewall
2 23 (5.64%) LAN
3 22 (5.39%) OSPF
3 22 (5.39%) WAN
4 19 (4.66%) Internet
5 13 (3.19%) NetScaler
6 7 (1.72%) ATM
7 6 (1.47%) Network Security
7 6 (1.47%) SSL
8 5 (1.23%) DNS
9 4 (0.98%) HTTP
10 3 (0.74%) Bluetooth
10 3 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.49%) Intranet
11 2 (0.49%) Skype
12 1 (0.25%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.31%) MySQL
2 25 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (6.13%) SQL Server
3 24 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 23 (5.64%) Relational Database
5 20 (4.90%) Amazon RDS
6 18 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (4.17%) MongoDB
8 16 (3.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 13 (3.19%) DB2
10 11 (2.70%) Big Data
11 5 (1.23%) GIS
12 4 (0.98%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.98%) Power BI
12 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.74%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.49%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 26 (6.37%) Git (software)
2 22 (5.39%) Jenkins
3 19 (4.66%) Maven
4 18 (4.41%) JIRA
5 16 (3.92%) JUnit
6 11 (2.70%) Subversion
7 10 (2.45%) Mercurial
8 6 (1.47%) LSMW
8 6 (1.47%) Selenium
9 5 (1.23%) CircleCI
10 4 (0.98%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.98%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.98%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.74%) CocoaPods
11 3 (0.74%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.74%) GitLab
11 3 (0.74%) GoCD
11 3 (0.74%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.74%) TestNG
11 3 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 58 (14.22%) Finance
2 26 (6.37%) Publishing
3 25 (6.13%) Automotive
4 18 (4.41%) Legal
5 12 (2.94%) Games
6 11 (2.70%) Law
6 11 (2.70%) Retail
7 7 (1.72%) Banking
7 7 (1.72%) Electronics
7 7 (1.72%) German Language
8 6 (1.47%) Marketing
9 5 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.98%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.49%) Advertising
11 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 118 (28.92%) Developer
2 87 (21.32%) Graduate
3 69 (16.91%) Analyst
4 59 (14.46%) Architect
5 50 (12.25%) Software Developer
6 44 (10.78%) Graduate Analyst
7 40 (9.80%) Graduate Developer
7 40 (9.80%) Technical Analyst
8 34 (8.33%) Software Engineer
9 32 (7.84%) Graduate Software Developer
10 31 (7.60%) Graduate Technical Analyst
11 29 (7.11%) Solutions Architect
12 26 (6.37%) SCCM Engineer
13 24 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
14 23 (5.64%) Business Analyst
15 18 (4.41%) Consultant
15 18 (4.41%) Senior SCCM Engineer
16 15 (3.68%) .NET Developer
16 15 (3.68%) Junior
16 15 (3.68%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (16.42%) HTML
2 61 (14.95%) .NET
3 46 (11.27%) CSS
4 31 (7.60%) AngularJS
5 28 (6.86%) XML
6 26 (6.37%) HTML5
7 25 (6.13%) Java EE
8 22 (5.39%) .NET Framework
8 22 (5.39%) Hibernate
9 20 (4.90%) JSON
10 17 (4.17%) jQuery
11 15 (3.68%) Spring
12 14 (3.43%) React
13 13 (3.19%) ASP.NET
13 13 (3.19%) CSS3
14 12 (2.94%) Vue.js
15 10 (2.45%) JMS
15 10 (2.45%) RESTful
16 9 (2.21%) Elastic Stack
16 9 (2.21%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 100 (24.51%) Self-Motivation
2 85 (20.83%) Data Centre
3 69 (16.91%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (8.09%) Management Information System
5 21 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (4.66%) Algorithms
6 19 (4.66%) CMDB
7 18 (4.41%) Driving Licence
8 14 (3.43%) Public Cloud
9 13 (3.19%) Mobile App
10 11 (2.70%) User Experience
11 9 (2.21%) Augmented Reality
12 6 (1.47%) Analytical Mindset
12 6 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.98%) Animation
13 4 (0.98%) RIA
14 3 (0.74%) Clustering
14 3 (0.74%) Replication
15 2 (0.49%) Robotics
15 2 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 67 (16.42%) Windows
2 47 (11.52%) Linux
3 29 (7.11%) Windows 7
4 27 (6.62%) Windows 10
5 17 (4.17%) Windows Server
6 12 (2.94%) Mac OS X
6 12 (2.94%) Unix
7 9 (2.21%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.47%) Android
9 3 (0.74%) CentOS
10 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (40.20%) Software Engineering
2 126 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (21.08%) Mathematics
4 66 (16.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 64 (15.69%) ITIL
6 57 (13.97%) Problem-Solving
7 51 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
8 50 (12.25%) Physics
8 50 (12.25%) Service Delivery
9 45 (11.03%) TDD
10 41 (10.05%) OO
10 41 (10.05%) Web Development
11 40 (9.80%) Scrum
12 33 (8.09%) SDLC
13 29 (7.11%) Mentoring
14 28 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (6.86%) Project Management
15 27 (6.62%) CRM
15 27 (6.62%) Data Protection
15 27 (6.62%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 107 (26.23%) SQL
2 96 (23.53%) C#
3 86 (21.08%) JavaScript
4 73 (17.89%) Java
5 51 (12.50%) Python
6 33 (8.09%) C++
7 28 (6.86%) PowerShell
8 26 (6.37%) PHP
8 26 (6.37%) VBScript
9 11 (2.70%) Perl
10 10 (2.45%) Ruby
11 9 (2.21%) C
12 8 (1.96%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.96%) MATLAB
13 6 (1.47%) R
14 5 (1.23%) Apex Code
14 5 (1.23%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.74%) Jython
15 3 (0.74%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 336 (82.35%) Degree
2 265 (64.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (10.29%) Master's Degree
4 36 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
5 34 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (7.60%) MCSE
7 29 (7.11%) MCP
8 19 (4.66%) PMI Certification
8 19 (4.66%) PMP
9 18 (4.41%) CEH
9 18 (4.41%) CISSP
9 18 (4.41%) CompTIA Security+
9 18 (4.41%) ISEB
10 9 (2.21%) HND
10 9 (2.21%) Numerate Degree
10 9 (2.21%) Security Cleared
11 7 (1.72%) CIPD
12 5 (1.23%) PhD
13 4 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.49%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.62%) GDPR
2 24 (5.88%) SLA
3 23 (5.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (5.39%) QA
5 18 (4.41%) GPG13
6 9 (2.21%) IEC 61131
7 5 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.98%) MISRA
9 3 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 37 (9.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (4.90%) Docker
3 17 (4.17%) Active Directory
4 15 (3.68%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (3.19%) vSphere
5 13 (3.19%) XenApp
5 13 (3.19%) XenDesktop
6 11 (2.70%) Firmware
7 3 (0.74%) Xen
8 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.25%) HDFS
8 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (6.37%) SCCM
2 14 (3.43%) SCVMM
2 14 (3.43%) WSUS
3 13 (3.19%) Ansible
3 13 (3.19%) vCenter Server
3 13 (3.19%) vMotion
4 10 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.45%) Puppet
5 5 (1.23%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.74%) Galera Cluster
6 3 (0.74%) Graphite
6 3 (0.74%) Kibana
6 3 (0.74%) logstash
6 3 (0.74%) Nagios
6 3 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 77 (18.87%) Microsoft
2 63 (15.44%) VMware
3 40 (9.80%) CheckPoint
4 32 (7.84%) Citrix
5 25 (6.13%) Cisco
6 23 (5.64%) HP
7 22 (5.39%) Fortinet
8 19 (4.66%) Google
8 19 (4.66%) Xamarin
9 18 (4.41%) EMC
9 18 (4.41%) NetApp
10 13 (3.19%) Ivanti
11 12 (2.94%) Oracle
11 12 (2.94%) Remedy
12 9 (2.21%) SAP
13 6 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.74%) Apple
14 3 (0.74%) Atlassian
14 3 (0.74%) Red Hat
14 3 (0.74%) Tableau