Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 42 64
Rank change year-on-year -36 +22 0
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 274 463 428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.62% 5.26% 4.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.92% 5.78% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 228 334 443
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +25.00% -7.69%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,475 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £55,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 6,989 8,017 9,163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.22% 91.01% 91.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5,547 6,138 7,540
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,525
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 -23 110 £30,000 +5.26% 24
Staffordshire +29 37 £50,000 - 11
Coventry -9 36 £55,000 +22.22% 11
Worcestershire +7 33 £47,500 +7.85% 15
Warwickshire -37 25 £30,000 +33.33% 9
Wolverhampton +22 9 £27,500 -38.20% 1
Solihull -15 8 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Shropshire -1 4 £45,000 +52.54% 2
Walsall - 4 - -
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 202 (73.72%) Degree
2 96 (35.04%) C#
3 94 (34.31%) SQL
4 92 (33.58%) Problem-Solving
5 91 (33.21%) Microsoft
5 91 (33.21%) Agile Software Development
6 84 (30.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 81 (29.56%) Mathematics
7 81 (29.56%) Analytical Skills
8 75 (27.37%) SQL Server
9 71 (25.91%) Software Engineering
10 68 (24.82%) .NET
11 63 (22.99%) Python
12 56 (20.44%) JavaScript
13 53 (19.34%) Finance
14 49 (17.88%) ASP.NET
15 48 (17.52%) Physics
16 45 (16.42%) Scrum
17 43 (15.69%) Java
18 42 (15.33%) C
19 41 (14.96%) Visual Studio
20 36 (13.14%) TDD
20 36 (13.14%) Git (software)
21 35 (12.77%) Retail
21 35 (12.77%) C++
21 35 (12.77%) Project Management
22 31 (11.31%) Azure
23 28 (10.22%) MVC
24 27 (9.85%) Web Development
25 26 (9.49%) QA

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 14 (5.11%) ArcGIS
2 8 (2.92%) SAS
3 4 (1.46%) Confluence
3 4 (1.46%) IIS
3 4 (1.46%) JBoss
3 4 (1.46%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.46%) Simulink
3 4 (1.46%) Stateflow
4 3 (1.09%) AutoCAD
4 3 (1.09%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.28%) Oracle Assets
1 9 (3.28%) Oracle Cash Management
1 9 (3.28%) Oracle Payables
1 9 (3.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 9 (3.28%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.31%) Azure
2 24 (8.76%) AWS
3 18 (6.57%) Serverless
4 15 (5.47%) Amazon SQS
4 15 (5.47%) AWS IoT
5 14 (5.11%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (1.82%) GCP
6 5 (1.82%) SaaS
7 2 (0.73%) GitHub
7 2 (0.73%) Office 365
7 2 (0.73%) Power Platform
7 2 (0.73%) Slack
8 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.36%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.36%) IaaS
8 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.39%) HTTP
2 17 (6.20%) SMTP
3 15 (5.47%) FTP
3 15 (5.47%) SSH
4 14 (5.11%) MQTT
5 9 (3.28%) DNS
5 9 (3.28%) TCP/IP
6 8 (2.92%) Firewall
7 6 (2.19%) Internet
8 5 (1.82%) Unified Communications
8 5 (1.82%) Wireless
8 5 (1.82%) Wireless Security
9 4 (1.46%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.73%) DHCP
10 2 (0.73%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.73%) FlexRay
10 2 (0.73%) Network Security
10 2 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.73%) SAN
10 2 (0.73%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (27.37%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (5.84%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (5.47%) Amazon Redshift
5 14 (5.11%) Amazon Aurora
5 14 (5.11%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (5.11%) GIS
5 14 (5.11%) Spatial Data
6 9 (3.28%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.55%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.46%) Big Data
10 3 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.09%) MySQL
11 2 (0.73%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.73%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.73%) Power BI
12 1 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 41 (14.96%) Visual Studio
2 36 (13.14%) Git (software)
3 22 (8.03%) JIRA
4 18 (6.57%) Visual Studio Team System
5 15 (5.47%) Selenium
6 10 (3.65%) Subversion
7 4 (1.46%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.46%) IDA Disassembler
7 4 (1.46%) OllyDbg
8 2 (0.73%) gulp
8 2 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.36%) Babel
9 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.36%) JUnit
9 1 (0.36%) Moq
9 1 (0.36%) NUnit
9 1 (0.36%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.36%) Trac
9 1 (0.36%) webpack
General
1 53 (19.34%) Finance
2 35 (12.77%) Retail
3 21 (7.66%) Marketing
4 12 (4.38%) Aerospace
5 9 (3.28%) General Ledger
6 8 (2.92%) Automotive
6 8 (2.92%) Banking
6 8 (2.92%) Electronics
6 8 (2.92%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.19%) Law
8 5 (1.82%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.46%) Games
10 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.73%) Advertising
11 2 (0.73%) German Language
11 2 (0.73%) Legal
11 2 (0.73%) Public Sector
12 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 87 (31.75%) Developer
2 65 (23.72%) Graduate
3 61 (22.26%) Analyst
4 43 (15.69%) .NET Developer
5 41 (14.96%) Graduate Analyst
6 31 (11.31%) Graduate Technical Analyst
6 31 (11.31%) Technical Analyst
7 26 (9.49%) Software Engineer
8 23 (8.39%) Architect
9 18 (6.57%) Software Developer
10 17 (6.20%) Consultant
11 16 (5.84%) Administrator
11 16 (5.84%) Graduate Developer
11 16 (5.84%) Systems Administrator
12 15 (5.47%) C# Developer
12 15 (5.47%) Senior Developer
13 14 (5.11%) C# .NET Developer
14 11 (4.01%) AWS Developer
14 11 (4.01%) Senior Software Engineer
15 10 (3.65%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (24.82%) .NET
2 49 (17.88%) ASP.NET
3 24 (8.76%) HTML
3 24 (8.76%) XML
4 23 (8.39%) CSS
5 21 (7.66%) AngularJS
6 18 (6.57%) Ajax
6 18 (6.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 16 (5.84%) Web Services
8 14 (5.11%) XMPP
9 12 (4.38%) HTML5
10 9 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (3.28%) Oracle Fusion
11 8 (2.92%) CSS3
12 7 (2.55%) jQuery
12 7 (2.55%) Node.js
13 6 (2.19%) .NET Framework
13 6 (2.19%) Spring
14 5 (1.82%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 81 (29.56%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (9.49%) Management Information System
3 20 (7.30%) Algorithms
4 14 (5.11%) Smart Home
5 11 (4.01%) Security Operations Centre
6 10 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.92%) Credit Risk
8 5 (1.82%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.82%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (1.46%) CUDA
9 4 (1.46%) User Experience
10 3 (1.09%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.73%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.73%) Mobile Games
11 2 (0.73%) Robotics
11 2 (0.73%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.36%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.30%) Windows
2 18 (6.57%) Linux
3 9 (3.28%) Unix
3 9 (3.28%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.55%) Kali Linux
5 2 (0.73%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.36%) Android
6 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (33.58%) Problem-Solving
2 91 (33.21%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (29.56%) Mathematics
4 71 (25.91%) Software Engineering
5 48 (17.52%) Physics
6 45 (16.42%) Scrum
7 36 (13.14%) TDD
8 35 (12.77%) Project Management
9 28 (10.22%) MVC
10 27 (9.85%) Web Development
11 25 (9.12%) DevOps
12 24 (8.76%) Mentoring
12 24 (8.76%) Open Source
13 23 (8.39%) Information Security
14 22 (8.03%) OO
15 21 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (6.93%) Collaborative Working
17 17 (6.20%) Continuous Delivery
17 17 (6.20%) Unit Testing
18 16 (5.84%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 96 (35.04%) C#
2 94 (34.31%) SQL
3 63 (22.99%) Python
4 56 (20.44%) JavaScript
5 43 (15.69%) Java
6 42 (15.33%) C
7 35 (12.77%) C++
8 11 (4.01%) R
9 8 (2.92%) Scala
10 7 (2.55%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.55%) TypeScript
11 6 (2.19%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.19%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.46%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.46%) PHP
12 4 (1.46%) Ruby
13 3 (1.09%) ActionScript
13 3 (1.09%) VB
14 2 (0.73%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.73%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 202 (73.72%) Degree
2 84 (30.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (6.93%) HND
4 12 (4.38%) CCNP
4 12 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (4.01%) SC Cleared
5 11 (4.01%) Security Cleared
6 9 (3.28%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.73%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.73%) GIAC
8 2 (0.73%) ISEB
8 2 (0.73%) MCSE
8 2 (0.73%) SANS
8 2 (0.73%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.36%) MCSA
9 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.36%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.49%) QA
2 8 (2.92%) Basel II
2 8 (2.92%) IFRS
2 8 (2.92%) IFRS 9
3 6 (2.19%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.82%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.46%) GDPR
6 2 (0.73%) ISO 26262
6 2 (0.73%) MISRA
System Software
1 16 (5.84%) Docker
2 14 (5.11%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.19%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.73%) XenApp
4 2 (0.73%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.55%) Nessus
2 4 (1.46%) EnCase
2 4 (1.46%) FTK
3 2 (0.73%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.73%) Kibana
3 2 (0.73%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 91 (33.21%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.39%) Oracle
3 16 (5.84%) Cisco
4 12 (4.38%) VMware
5 11 (4.01%) ArcSight
5 11 (4.01%) Splunk
6 4 (1.46%) Citrix
6 4 (1.46%) Tableau
7 3 (1.09%) Cognos
7 3 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.73%) Autodesk
8 2 (0.73%) NVIDIA
8 2 (0.73%) Software AG
8 2 (0.73%) UiPath
9 1 (0.36%) Sun
9 1 (0.36%) Xamarin