Period
to 16 July 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 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 73 62
Rank change year-on-year +32 -11 +5
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 506 368 512
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.33% 3.67% 4.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.35% 9.11% 10.58%
Number of salaries quoted 336 375 475
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £51,250 £62,500
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 3,790 4,040 4,840
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 39.95% 40.28% 39.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,687 3,254 3,541
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,306 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.61% - +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 July 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 July 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 +33 280 £40,000 +26.98% 16
Warwickshire +27 63 £22,500 -10.00% 13
Coventry -13 62 £40,000 +33.33% 11
Worcestershire +47 38 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Staffordshire -7 17 £35,750 +40.20% 8
Solihull +17 16 £46,250 +44.53% 3
Wolverhampton -15 8 £41,750 +5.70% 5
Shropshire +27 5 £29,500 -34.44% 1
Dudley - 5 £41,000 - 1
Halesowen +3 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 403 (79.64%) Degree
2 320 (63.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 215 (42.49%) Software Engineering
4 164 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
5 143 (28.26%) SQL
6 133 (26.28%) Self-Motivation
7 127 (25.10%) Data Centre
8 119 (23.52%) C#
9 105 (20.75%) VMware
10 103 (20.36%) Microsoft
11 98 (19.37%) Windows
12 92 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
13 91 (17.98%) Java
14 89 (17.59%) JavaScript
14 89 (17.59%) ITIL
15 86 (17.00%) Mathematics
16 78 (15.42%) Service Delivery
17 71 (14.03%) VMware Infrastructure
18 70 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
19 69 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
19 69 (13.64%) Finance
20 68 (13.44%) .NET
21 66 (13.04%) HTML
22 59 (11.66%) Citrix
22 59 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
23 54 (10.67%) Python
24 52 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
25 51 (10.08%) MCP
26 50 (9.88%) Amazon AWS
27 48 (9.49%) TDD

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 23 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
1 23 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 15 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.96%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.37%) Confluence
3 12 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.58%) JBoss
5 6 (1.19%) WordPress
6 3 (0.59%) Apache
6 3 (0.59%) CMS
7 2 (0.40%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.40%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.40%) nginx
7 2 (0.40%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.20%) IIS
8 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 45 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.99%) Simulink
3 5 (0.99%) Stateflow
4 2 (0.40%) Blender
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Magento
1 3 (0.59%) SAP MM
2 2 (0.40%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.40%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.20%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.20%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 52 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (9.88%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (6.92%) SaaS
4 25 (4.94%) PaaS
5 23 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (4.55%) IaaS
6 17 (3.36%) Force.com
6 17 (3.36%) Office 365
7 12 (2.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (2.17%) CloudFront
9 6 (1.19%) Zapier
10 5 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.99%) Serverless
11 3 (0.59%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.40%) DigitalOcean
12 2 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.40%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.70%) Firewall
2 26 (5.14%) LAN
3 24 (4.74%) OSPF
3 24 (4.74%) WAN
4 23 (4.55%) NetScaler
5 12 (2.37%) Internet
6 10 (1.98%) DNS
7 9 (1.78%) SSL
8 7 (1.38%) ATM
9 5 (0.99%) HTTP
10 4 (0.79%) Network Security
11 3 (0.59%) Bluetooth
11 3 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.40%) Intranet
12 2 (0.40%) Skype
13 1 (0.20%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.74%) MySQL
3 20 (3.95%) Big Data
3 20 (3.95%) Relational Database
3 20 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (3.56%) NoSQL
5 17 (3.36%) MongoDB
6 15 (2.96%) Amazon RDS
7 14 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (2.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (1.58%) Data Mining
9 8 (1.58%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.38%) DB2
11 5 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.79%) GIS
12 4 (0.79%) MariaDB
12 4 (0.79%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.79%) Spotfire
12 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (6.13%) Jenkins
2 27 (5.34%) Git (software)
3 24 (4.74%) Maven
4 20 (3.95%) JIRA
5 18 (3.56%) JUnit
6 16 (3.16%) Subversion
7 12 (2.37%) Selenium
8 11 (2.17%) Mercurial
9 9 (1.78%) Bitbucket
10 8 (1.58%) GoCD
11 6 (1.19%) GitLab
12 5 (0.99%) SoapUI
12 5 (0.99%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.99%) TestNG
13 4 (0.79%) CircleCI
13 4 (0.79%) Jasmine
13 4 (0.79%) LSMW
13 4 (0.79%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.59%) CocoaPods
14 3 (0.59%) WATIR
General
1 69 (13.64%) Finance
2 26 (5.14%) Automotive
3 23 (4.55%) Publishing
4 18 (3.56%) Manufacturing
5 17 (3.36%) Games
5 17 (3.36%) Legal
6 14 (2.77%) Financial Institution
7 11 (2.17%) Banking
7 11 (2.17%) Electronics
7 11 (2.17%) Law
8 10 (1.98%) Digital Economy
9 7 (1.38%) German Language
10 6 (1.19%) Marketing
11 5 (0.99%) Retail
12 2 (0.40%) Advertising
13 1 (0.20%) Billing
13 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 176 (34.78%) Developer
2 96 (18.97%) Graduate
3 71 (14.03%) Analyst
4 67 (13.24%) Architect
5 62 (12.25%) Software Developer
6 49 (9.68%) Software Engineer
7 47 (9.29%) Graduate Analyst
8 44 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
9 43 (8.50%) Graduate Developer
10 34 (6.72%) Graduate Technical Analyst
10 34 (6.72%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 34 (6.72%) SCCM Engineer
10 34 (6.72%) Technical Specialist
11 33 (6.52%) Graduate Software Developer
11 33 (6.52%) Senior Developer
12 27 (5.34%) Java Developer
13 24 (4.74%) Solutions Architect
14 23 (4.55%) C# Developer
15 19 (3.75%) Business Analyst
15 19 (3.75%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (13.44%) .NET
2 66 (13.04%) HTML
3 47 (9.29%) CSS
4 38 (7.51%) JSON
5 35 (6.92%) XML
6 26 (5.14%) Hibernate
7 25 (4.94%) AngularJS
8 23 (4.55%) HTML5
9 21 (4.15%) .NET Framework
10 20 (3.95%) Java EE
11 19 (3.75%) Spring
11 19 (3.75%) Visualforce
12 17 (3.36%) Web Services
13 16 (3.16%) RESTful
14 14 (2.77%) ASP.NET Web API
14 14 (2.77%) JMS
15 12 (2.37%) jQuery
16 11 (2.17%) CSS3
17 10 (1.98%) ASP.NET
17 10 (1.98%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 133 (26.28%) Self-Motivation
2 127 (25.10%) Data Centre
3 70 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (7.11%) CMDB
5 33 (6.52%) Driving Licence
6 31 (6.13%) Management Information System
7 28 (5.53%) Public Cloud
8 19 (3.75%) Algorithms
9 16 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (3.16%) Mobile App
10 14 (2.77%) User Experience
11 11 (2.17%) 3D Graphics
12 7 (1.38%) Augmented Reality
13 5 (0.99%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.99%) Fintech
13 5 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (0.79%) Animation
14 4 (0.79%) Clustering
14 4 (0.79%) Replication
14 4 (0.79%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 98 (19.37%) Windows
2 48 (9.49%) Linux
3 37 (7.31%) Windows 7
4 35 (6.92%) Windows 10
4 35 (6.92%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.77%) Unix
6 12 (2.37%) Mac OS X
7 9 (1.78%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.19%) Android
9 4 (0.79%) CentOS
9 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (42.49%) Software Engineering
2 164 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 89 (17.59%) ITIL
5 86 (17.00%) Mathematics
6 78 (15.42%) Service Delivery
7 69 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
8 59 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
9 48 (9.49%) Physics
9 48 (9.49%) TDD
10 45 (8.89%) Web Development
11 43 (8.50%) OO
11 43 (8.50%) Project Management
12 41 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (7.91%) Scrum
13 40 (7.91%) SDLC
14 39 (7.71%) Line Management
14 39 (7.71%) Requirements Analysis
15 36 (7.11%) Due Diligence
15 36 (7.11%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 143 (28.26%) SQL
2 119 (23.52%) C#
3 91 (17.98%) Java
4 89 (17.59%) JavaScript
5 54 (10.67%) Python
6 42 (8.30%) C++
7 38 (7.51%) PowerShell
8 34 (6.72%) VBScript
9 20 (3.95%) Apex Code
9 20 (3.95%) PHP
10 12 (2.37%) MATLAB
11 10 (1.98%) Perl
12 9 (1.78%) R
12 9 (1.78%) Ruby
13 8 (1.58%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.58%) C
13 8 (1.58%) Jython
14 6 (1.19%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.19%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 403 (79.64%) Degree
2 320 (63.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 51 (10.08%) MCP
4 48 (9.49%) ITIL Certification
5 44 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (8.10%) MCSE
7 32 (6.32%) Master's Degree
8 23 (4.55%) ISEB
9 22 (4.35%) PMI Certification
9 22 (4.35%) PMP
10 21 (4.15%) CISSP
11 17 (3.36%) CEH
11 17 (3.36%) CompTIA Security+
12 15 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (2.57%) Numerate Degree
14 11 (2.17%) HND
15 9 (1.78%) PhD
16 8 (1.58%) Security Cleared
17 7 (1.38%) CIPD
18 3 (0.59%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.92%) SLA
2 29 (5.73%) QA
3 25 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (3.36%) GPG13
5 11 (2.17%) GDPR
6 9 (1.78%) IEC 61131
7 6 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (1.19%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.99%) MISRA
9 4 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.59%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 71 (14.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (5.93%) Active Directory
3 26 (5.14%) Hyper-V
4 24 (4.74%) Docker
5 23 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 23 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (4.55%) vSphere
5 23 (4.55%) XenApp
5 23 (4.55%) XenDesktop
6 15 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (2.37%) Firmware
8 8 (1.58%) Xen
9 2 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.40%) HDFS
9 2 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 38 (7.51%) SCVMM
2 34 (6.72%) SCCM
3 23 (4.55%) vCenter Server
3 23 (4.55%) vMotion
4 12 (2.37%) WSUS
5 10 (1.98%) Ansible
5 10 (1.98%) Kubernetes
6 8 (1.58%) Graphite
6 8 (1.58%) Kibana
6 8 (1.58%) logstash
6 8 (1.58%) Nagios
7 5 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.79%) Galera Cluster
9 3 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 105 (20.75%) VMware
2 103 (20.36%) Microsoft
3 59 (11.66%) Citrix
4 41 (8.10%) CheckPoint
5 26 (5.14%) Cisco
5 26 (5.14%) Fortinet
6 25 (4.94%) HP
7 24 (4.74%) Xamarin
8 23 (4.55%) Ivanti
9 22 (4.35%) Oracle
10 21 (4.15%) EMC
10 21 (4.15%) NetApp
10 21 (4.15%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (3.75%) Google
12 15 (2.96%) BMC
13 12 (2.37%) Remedy
14 10 (1.98%) Twitter
15 6 (1.19%) IBM
15 6 (1.19%) SAP
15 6 (1.19%) Zuora