Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 61 55
Rank change year-on-year -10 -6 +29
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 387 509 472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.94% 4.29% 4.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.45% 11.72% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 402 454 493
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £61,250 £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 3702 4344 3695
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.68% 36.60% 33.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2965 3174 2996
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,750 £63,125
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -5 169 £36,000 +30.91% 6
Coventry +28 81 £30,000 -20.00% 2
Warwickshire -3 44 £25,000 -25.93% 4
Staffordshire -7 42 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Solihull -12 12 £32,000 -55.86% 1
Wolverhampton +17 8 £36,500 -33.64%
Halesowen - 8 £35,000 -
Worcestershire -17 5 £37,000 +34.55%
Herefordshire -10 3 - -
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 308 (79.59%) Degree
2 231 (59.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 150 (38.76%) Software Engineering
4 133 (34.37%) Agile Software Development
5 113 (29.20%) SQL
6 106 (27.39%) C#
7 94 (24.29%) JavaScript
8 90 (23.26%) Java
9 89 (23.00%) .NET
10 85 (21.96%) C++
10 85 (21.96%) HTML
11 83 (21.45%) SQL Server
12 74 (19.12%) CSS
13 68 (17.57%) Finance
14 66 (17.05%) MVC
15 63 (16.28%) Mathematics
16 62 (16.02%) Analytical Skills
17 61 (15.76%) Physics
18 54 (13.95%) ASP.NET
18 54 (13.95%) OO
19 53 (13.70%) Linux
19 53 (13.70%) Microsoft
20 52 (13.44%) Web Services
21 47 (12.14%) Python
22 44 (11.37%) SDLC
23 43 (11.11%) XML
23 43 (11.11%) Git (software)
24 42 (10.85%) Oracle
25 41 (10.59%) jQuery
25 41 (10.59%) Amazon AWS

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 16 (4.13%) Tomcat
2 14 (3.62%) JBoss
3 11 (2.84%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.81%) Drupal
5 6 (1.55%) Confluence
5 6 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.03%) IIS
8 2 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.52%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (0.52%) CMS
8 2 (0.52%) Mule
8 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.52%) WordPress
9 1 (0.26%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.55%) Maple
3 6 (1.55%) Simulink
4 5 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.52%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.29%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.03%) assyst
3 3 (0.78%) Magento
3 3 (0.78%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Actimize
5 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.26%) Q-Pulse
5 1 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 41 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (9.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.88%) GitHub
4 13 (3.36%) SaaS
5 11 (2.84%) IaaS
5 11 (2.84%) PaaS
6 9 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (2.33%) Force.com
7 4 (1.03%) Office 365
7 4 (1.03%) Slack
8 3 (0.78%) Amazon CloudSearch
8 3 (0.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.94%) Firewall
2 19 (4.91%) HTTP
3 14 (3.62%) LAN
4 13 (3.36%) Internet
4 13 (3.36%) WAN
5 10 (2.58%) OSPF
6 7 (1.81%) Skype
6 7 (1.81%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.29%) VPN
8 4 (1.03%) NAS
8 4 (1.03%) Profibus
8 4 (1.03%) SAN
9 3 (0.78%) Extranet
9 3 (0.78%) SMS
9 3 (0.78%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.78%) Wireless
10 2 (0.52%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.52%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.52%) VoIP
11 1 (0.26%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (21.45%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.68%) MySQL
3 15 (3.88%) NoSQL
4 10 (2.58%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.33%) DB2
6 8 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.07%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.81%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.81%) MS Access
8 6 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.29%) Big Data
9 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.03%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.03%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.03%) Spotfire
10 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.03%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 43 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 24 (6.20%) JIRA
3 19 (4.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 19 (4.91%) JUnit
4 18 (4.65%) Jenkins
5 17 (4.39%) Bitbucket
5 17 (4.39%) Visual Studio
6 14 (3.62%) Maven
6 14 (3.62%) Subversion
7 8 (2.07%) Gradle
7 8 (2.07%) Selenium
7 8 (2.07%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.81%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.81%) JBehave
8 7 (1.81%) WebDriver
9 6 (1.55%) LabVIEW
9 6 (1.55%) SoapUI
10 5 (1.29%) JMeter
10 5 (1.29%) LSMW
10 5 (1.29%) TestNG
General
1 68 (17.57%) Finance
2 36 (9.30%) Electronics
3 31 (8.01%) Automotive
4 21 (5.43%) Banking
5 16 (4.13%) Retail
6 11 (2.84%) Financial Institution
6 11 (2.84%) Publishing
7 5 (1.29%) Games
8 4 (1.03%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.03%) Marketing
9 3 (0.78%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.52%) Advertising
10 2 (0.52%) Legal
11 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 164 (42.38%) Developer
2 70 (18.09%) Graduate
3 60 (15.50%) Analyst
4 48 (12.40%) C# Developer
5 45 (11.63%) .NET Developer
6 41 (10.59%) Software Developer
7 36 (9.30%) Architect
7 36 (9.30%) C# .NET Developer
8 35 (9.04%) Java Developer
9 34 (8.79%) Graduate Developer
9 34 (8.79%) Junior
10 33 (8.53%) Software Engineer
11 29 (7.49%) C# Software Developer
11 29 (7.49%) Junior Developer
11 29 (7.49%) Technical Analyst
12 24 (6.20%) Graduate Analyst
12 24 (6.20%) Graduate Technical Analyst
13 21 (5.43%) Senior Developer
14 19 (4.91%) Solutions Architect
15 18 (4.65%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (23.00%) .NET
2 85 (21.96%) HTML
3 74 (19.12%) CSS
4 54 (13.95%) ASP.NET
5 52 (13.44%) Web Services
6 43 (11.11%) XML
7 41 (10.59%) jQuery
8 40 (10.34%) REST
9 26 (6.72%) Spring
10 24 (6.20%) SOAP
11 21 (5.43%) Java EE
12 20 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC
13 19 (4.91%) XSLT
14 18 (4.65%) AngularJS
15 16 (4.13%) HTML5
15 16 (4.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 15 (3.88%) .NET Framework
16 15 (3.88%) JDBC
17 14 (3.62%) Entity Framework
17 14 (3.62%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 62 (16.02%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (9.30%) Data Centre
3 28 (7.24%) Management Information System
4 27 (6.98%) User Experience
5 22 (5.68%) Algorithms
6 16 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.84%) CAN bus
7 11 (2.84%) CMDB
8 6 (1.55%) Reference Data
8 6 (1.55%) SCADA
9 5 (1.29%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.29%) Fintech
9 5 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.29%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (1.29%) Taxonomies
10 4 (1.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (1.03%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.03%) Replication
10 4 (1.03%) SystemC
11 3 (0.78%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 53 (13.70%) Linux
2 35 (9.04%) Windows
3 11 (2.84%) Unix
4 4 (1.03%) Android
4 4 (1.03%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.03%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (1.03%) VxWorks
5 3 (0.78%) Mac OS
5 3 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (38.76%) Software Engineering
2 133 (34.37%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (17.05%) MVC
4 63 (16.28%) Mathematics
5 61 (15.76%) Physics
6 54 (13.95%) OO
7 44 (11.37%) SDLC
8 36 (9.30%) ITIL
8 36 (9.30%) Scrum
9 33 (8.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 33 (8.53%) Mentoring
10 30 (7.75%) Presales
10 30 (7.75%) Test Automation
11 27 (6.98%) Project Management
12 26 (6.72%) Web Development
13 24 (6.20%) Root Cause Analysis
14 22 (5.68%) Open Source
14 22 (5.68%) Service Delivery
14 22 (5.68%) TOGAF
15 21 (5.43%) Computer Vision
Programming Languages
1 113 (29.20%) SQL
2 106 (27.39%) C#
3 94 (24.29%) JavaScript
4 90 (23.26%) Java
5 85 (21.96%) C++
6 47 (12.14%) Python
7 37 (9.56%) C
8 21 (5.43%) Embedded C
8 21 (5.43%) PHP
9 19 (4.91%) T-SQL
10 18 (4.65%) MATLAB
10 18 (4.65%) VB.NET
11 17 (4.39%) XPath
12 14 (3.62%) PL/SQL
13 11 (2.84%) Embedded C++
14 10 (2.58%) Perl
15 9 (2.33%) Apex Code
16 6 (1.55%) ABAP
16 6 (1.55%) PowerShell
17 5 (1.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 308 (79.59%) Degree
2 231 (59.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (6.46%) HND
4 22 (5.68%) GNVQ
5 21 (5.43%) PhD
6 14 (3.62%) ISEB
6 14 (3.62%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (2.84%) PMI Certification
7 11 (2.84%) PMP
8 8 (2.07%) CISSP
9 7 (1.81%) CompTIA Security+
9 7 (1.81%) Security+ Certification
10 6 (1.55%) CCNA
10 6 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.29%) CEH
11 5 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (1.03%) ISTQB
12 4 (1.03%) MCSE
12 4 (1.03%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.43%) QA
2 10 (2.58%) SLA
3 9 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.55%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.55%) MISRA
5 5 (1.29%) GPG13
5 5 (1.29%) IEC 62304
6 4 (1.03%) IEC 61508
6 4 (1.03%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.78%) COBIT
7 3 (0.78%) PMO
8 2 (0.52%) ISO 26262
8 2 (0.52%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.26%) FINRA
9 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.26%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.26%) MISRA C
9 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.26%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 22 (5.68%) Firmware
2 13 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.78%) Docker
6 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (1.55%) SCVMM
2 3 (0.78%) Kibana
3 2 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (0.52%) HP Fortify
3 2 (0.52%) Nessus
3 2 (0.52%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.52%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.26%) Control-M
4 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 53 (13.70%) Microsoft
2 42 (10.85%) Oracle
3 24 (6.20%) CheckPoint
3 24 (6.20%) Cisco
4 22 (5.68%) HP
5 15 (3.88%) NetApp
5 15 (3.88%) VMware
6 14 (3.62%) Fortinet
7 13 (3.36%) EMC
8 12 (3.10%) SAP
9 11 (2.84%) Citrix
9 11 (2.84%) IBM
10 9 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (2.33%) ServiceNow
11 8 (2.07%) Google
12 7 (1.81%) Juniper
13 6 (1.55%) BMC
14 5 (1.29%) Sun
15 4 (1.03%) Atlassian
15 4 (1.03%) Greenplum