Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 69 57
Rank change year-on-year -3 -12 +31
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 371 471 463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.68% 4.08% 4.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.84% 11.18% 12.98%
Number of salaries quoted 352 403 470
West Midlands median annual salary £32,250 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% -14.29% +3.70%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £21,950
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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 3769 4211 3566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.39% 36.50% 32.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2992 3104 2853
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 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
Birmingham -9 169 £37,500 +36.36% 3
Coventry +20 61 £29,000 -3.33% 3
Warwickshire -7 52 £25,000 -23.08% 1
Staffordshire -3 38 £27,500 -31.25%
Wolverhampton +8 12 £36,500 -33.64%
Solihull +2 12 £35,000 -42.86% 3
Worcestershire -12 6 £37,250 +35.45% 1
Herefordshire -1 3 - - 1
Halesowen - 2 £21,000 -
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 282 (76.01%) Degree
2 217 (58.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 141 (38.01%) Software Engineering
4 134 (36.12%) Agile Software Development
5 127 (34.23%) C#
6 120 (32.35%) SQL
7 105 (28.30%) JavaScript
8 100 (26.95%) .NET
9 87 (23.45%) HTML
10 84 (22.64%) Java
11 77 (20.75%) SQL Server
11 77 (20.75%) CSS
12 72 (19.41%) Finance
13 70 (18.87%) C++
14 67 (18.06%) MVC
15 63 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
16 62 (16.71%) ASP.NET
17 60 (16.17%) Microsoft
18 50 (13.48%) XML
19 48 (12.94%) SDLC
20 47 (12.67%) Mathematics
21 46 (12.40%) Web Services
22 43 (11.59%) Physics
23 42 (11.32%) Test Automation
24 40 (10.78%) OO
25 38 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
25 38 (10.24%) Python
26 37 (9.97%) Scrum
27 36 (9.70%) QA
28 33 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure

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 19 (5.12%) Tomcat
2 17 (4.58%) JBoss
3 11 (2.96%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.89%) Confluence
5 5 (1.35%) IIS
6 3 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.54%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.54%) CMS
7 2 (0.54%) Drupal
7 2 (0.54%) Mule
7 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.27%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (5.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.62%) Simulink
4 5 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.54%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.27%) CATIA
7 1 (0.27%) Houdini
7 1 (0.27%) Maya
7 1 (0.27%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.27%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 6 (1.62%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 3 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.54%) assyst
4 1 (0.27%) Actimize
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.27%) Q-Pulse
4 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 38 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.31%) GitHub
4 15 (4.04%) Force.com
5 9 (2.43%) IaaS
5 9 (2.43%) PaaS
6 8 (2.16%) SaaS
7 6 (1.62%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.81%) Office 365
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudSearch
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 1 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.39%) Firewall
2 17 (4.58%) Internet
2 17 (4.58%) LAN
3 16 (4.31%) WAN
4 15 (4.04%) HTTP
5 11 (2.96%) OSPF
6 4 (1.08%) Extranet
6 4 (1.08%) Profibus
6 4 (1.08%) RFID
6 4 (1.08%) SMS
6 4 (1.08%) WLAN
7 3 (0.81%) Hyperconnected
7 3 (0.81%) SAN
7 3 (0.81%) Skype
8 2 (0.54%) NAS
8 2 (0.54%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.54%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.54%) VoIP
9 1 (0.27%) DNS
9 1 (0.27%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.23%) Big Data
2 12 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 10 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.16%) MySQL
4 8 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.89%) MS Access
6 6 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.35%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.08%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.08%) Spotfire
9 3 (0.81%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.54%) DB2
10 2 (0.54%) Looker
10 2 (0.54%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 31 (8.36%) Visual Studio
2 28 (7.55%) JIRA
3 25 (6.74%) Git (software)
3 25 (6.74%) Subversion
4 24 (6.47%) Jenkins
5 21 (5.66%) Bitbucket
5 21 (5.66%) Maven
6 18 (4.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 16 (4.31%) JUnit
8 10 (2.70%) Selenium
8 10 (2.70%) TeamCity
9 9 (2.43%) Cucumber
9 9 (2.43%) JBehave
9 9 (2.43%) WebDriver
10 7 (1.89%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.89%) Gradle
10 7 (1.89%) JMeter
10 7 (1.89%) SoapUI
11 6 (1.62%) TestNG
12 5 (1.35%) WATIR
General
1 72 (19.41%) Finance
2 26 (7.01%) Electronics
3 22 (5.93%) Automotive
4 19 (5.12%) Banking
5 16 (4.31%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.70%) Retail
7 9 (2.43%) Games
7 9 (2.43%) Publishing
8 4 (1.08%) Marketing
9 3 (0.81%) Advertising
9 3 (0.81%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.81%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.54%) Legal
10 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 167 (45.01%) Developer
2 75 (20.22%) Graduate
3 67 (18.06%) C# Developer
4 54 (14.56%) .NET Developer
5 52 (14.02%) Analyst
6 41 (11.05%) C# .NET Developer
6 41 (11.05%) C# Software Developer
7 40 (10.78%) Software Engineer
8 39 (10.51%) Architect
8 39 (10.51%) Graduate Developer
8 39 (10.51%) Junior
9 38 (10.24%) Software Developer
10 32 (8.63%) Java Developer
10 32 (8.63%) Junior Developer
11 31 (8.36%) Senior Developer
11 31 (8.36%) Technical Analyst
12 26 (7.01%) Graduate Analyst
13 25 (6.74%) Graduate Technical Analyst
14 22 (5.93%) Graduate C# Developer
15 18 (4.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (26.95%) .NET
2 87 (23.45%) HTML
3 77 (20.75%) CSS
4 62 (16.71%) ASP.NET
5 50 (13.48%) XML
6 46 (12.40%) Web Services
7 32 (8.63%) REST
8 24 (6.47%) AngularJS
8 24 (6.47%) jQuery
8 24 (6.47%) Spring
9 22 (5.93%) HTML5
10 19 (5.12%) Java EE
11 18 (4.85%) XSLT
12 17 (4.58%) SOAP
12 17 (4.58%) WPF
13 16 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC
13 16 (4.31%) Visualforce
14 14 (3.77%) RESTful
15 13 (3.50%) JSON
15 13 (3.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 63 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (7.01%) Management Information System
3 22 (5.93%) Data Centre
3 22 (5.93%) User Experience
4 13 (3.50%) Algorithms
5 12 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.43%) CMDB
6 9 (2.43%) Fintech
6 9 (2.43%) Mobile Computing
6 9 (2.43%) SCADA
6 9 (2.43%) Video\Live Streaming
7 8 (2.16%) CAN bus
7 8 (2.16%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.35%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.35%) Reference Data
9 5 (1.35%) Taxonomies
10 4 (1.08%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 33 (8.89%) Windows
2 30 (8.09%) Linux
3 15 (4.04%) Unix
4 10 (2.70%) Android
4 10 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.08%) VxWorks
5 4 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (0.81%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (38.01%) Software Engineering
2 134 (36.12%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (18.06%) MVC
4 48 (12.94%) SDLC
5 47 (12.67%) Mathematics
6 43 (11.59%) Physics
7 42 (11.32%) Test Automation
8 40 (10.78%) OO
9 37 (9.97%) Scrum
10 28 (7.55%) Mentoring
11 25 (6.74%) Continuous Improvement
12 24 (6.47%) Project Management
13 23 (6.20%) Open Source
13 23 (6.20%) Presales
13 23 (6.20%) TDD
14 22 (5.93%) ITIL
14 22 (5.93%) Root Cause Analysis
15 21 (5.66%) TOGAF
16 20 (5.39%) PRINCE2
16 20 (5.39%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 127 (34.23%) C#
2 120 (32.35%) SQL
3 105 (28.30%) JavaScript
4 84 (22.64%) Java
5 70 (18.87%) C++
6 38 (10.24%) Python
7 31 (8.36%) C
8 27 (7.28%) VB.NET
9 17 (4.58%) XPath
10 16 (4.31%) Apex Code
11 13 (3.50%) PL/SQL
12 11 (2.96%) Embedded C
12 11 (2.96%) T-SQL
13 10 (2.70%) PHP
14 9 (2.43%) MATLAB
14 9 (2.43%) Perl
15 8 (2.16%) Embedded C++
16 5 (1.35%) Ruby
16 5 (1.35%) Shell Script
17 4 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 282 (76.01%) Degree
2 217 (58.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (5.12%) HND
4 16 (4.31%) GNVQ
5 15 (4.04%) ISEB
6 11 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (2.70%) PMP
8 9 (2.43%) CISSP
8 9 (2.43%) PMI Certification
9 8 (2.16%) CompTIA Security+
9 8 (2.16%) Security+ Certification
10 7 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (1.62%) CEH
11 6 (1.62%) SC Cleared
11 6 (1.62%) Security Cleared
12 4 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
13 3 (0.81%) HNC
13 3 (0.81%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.54%) ISSEP
14 2 (0.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.70%) QA
2 10 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.89%) IEC 62304
4 6 (1.62%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.62%) GPG13
5 5 (1.35%) MISRA
5 5 (1.35%) PMO
6 4 (1.08%) COBIT
6 4 (1.08%) IEC 61508
6 4 (1.08%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.81%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.81%) SLA
8 2 (0.54%) ISO 26262
8 2 (0.54%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.27%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.27%) FINRA
9 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.27%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 13 (3.50%) Firmware
2 11 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.54%) Docker
4 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.27%) HDFS
5 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (1.35%) SCVMM
2 3 (0.81%) Kibana
3 2 (0.54%) HP Fortify
3 2 (0.54%) Nessus
4 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 60 (16.17%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.36%) Oracle
3 20 (5.39%) CheckPoint
4 18 (4.85%) HP
5 16 (4.31%) Google
5 16 (4.31%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (4.04%) Cisco
7 12 (3.23%) Fortinet
8 11 (2.96%) NetApp
8 11 (2.96%) VMware
9 10 (2.70%) Citrix
10 9 (2.43%) EMC
11 6 (1.62%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (1.08%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.08%) BMC
12 4 (1.08%) Coverity
12 4 (1.08%) Greenplum
12 4 (1.08%) Juniper
12 4 (1.08%) SAP
12 4 (1.08%) TIBCO