Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 68 68
Rank change year-on-year +6 0 -5
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 331 386 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.25% 3.94% 3.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.66% 4.33% 4.33%
Number of salaries quoted 252 333 323
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -4.76% -10.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,250 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.50% +5.26% +5.56%

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 7,106 8,905 9,499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.22% 90.78% 91.96%
Number of salaries quoted 5,312 7,038 7,439
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,250 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -0.60% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £67,500 £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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -3 188 £28,500 -24.00% 13
Coventry +23 52 £50,000 +72.41% 2
Warwickshire +11 31 £27,000 -5.26% 12
Staffordshire +22 24 £37,000 +34.55% 10
Worcestershire -4 10 £30,000 -19.46% 12
Dudley - 5 £45,000 - 1
Shropshire +5 4 £25,750 -68.79% 1
Herefordshire - 4 £35,000 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £30,000 - 1
Halesowen +46 2 £35,000 +66.67% 1
Solihull -2 2 £59,000 +68.57% 2
Wolverhampton +14 1 £34,000 -2.86% 1
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 251 (75.83%) Degree
2 187 (56.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 130 (39.27%) Software Engineering
4 83 (25.08%) Mathematics
5 71 (21.45%) Microsoft
6 70 (21.15%) Java
7 67 (20.24%) SQL
8 66 (19.94%) Agile Software Development
9 64 (19.34%) C#
10 63 (19.03%) Data Centre
10 63 (19.03%) Self-Motivation
11 61 (18.43%) ITIL
12 56 (16.92%) JavaScript
12 56 (16.92%) GDPR
13 55 (16.62%) C++
14 54 (16.31%) Analytical Skills
15 52 (15.71%) HTML
15 52 (15.71%) Firewall
16 49 (14.80%) Finance
16 49 (14.80%) CSS
16 49 (14.80%) Data Protection
16 49 (14.80%) Problem-Solving
17 46 (13.90%) CheckPoint
18 45 (13.60%) Linux
19 41 (12.39%) Cisco
19 41 (12.39%) Physics
20 39 (11.78%) Windows
20 39 (11.78%) VMware
21 38 (11.48%) CRM
21 38 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement

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 7 (2.11%) CMS
2 6 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (1.81%) WordPress
3 5 (1.51%) Apache
3 5 (1.51%) nginx
3 5 (1.51%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.60%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.30%) Drupal
Applications
1 31 (9.37%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) Simulink
4 1 (0.30%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 7 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.51%) SAP R/3
3 3 (0.91%) HFM
3 3 (0.91%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.30%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.37%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.83%) IaaS
2 16 (4.83%) PaaS
3 14 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (2.72%) Amazon S3
4 9 (2.72%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.51%) SaaS
6 4 (1.21%) G Suite
7 3 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.60%) GitHub
9 1 (0.30%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (15.71%) Firewall
2 30 (9.06%) LAN
2 30 (9.06%) OSPF
2 30 (9.06%) WAN
3 14 (4.23%) Internet
4 8 (2.42%) VPN
5 5 (1.51%) Network Security
6 3 (0.91%) Broadband
6 3 (0.91%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.60%) DNS
7 2 (0.60%) HTTP
7 2 (0.60%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.60%) Wireless
7 2 (0.60%) Wireless Security
7 2 (0.60%) xDSL
8 1 (0.30%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.18%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.76%) MySQL
3 28 (8.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (6.65%) Amazon RDS
5 20 (6.04%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (5.14%) NoSQL
7 16 (4.83%) DB2
7 16 (4.83%) MongoDB
8 13 (3.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 13 (3.93%) Relational Database
9 7 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.81%) Power BI
11 3 (0.91%) Essbase
11 3 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.91%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (0.91%) Redis
12 2 (0.60%) Big Data
12 2 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.30%) GIS
13 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (4.83%) Visual Studio
2 15 (4.53%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.02%) Selenium
4 5 (1.51%) Concordion
4 5 (1.51%) Cucumber
4 5 (1.51%) FitNesse
4 5 (1.51%) Mercurial
4 5 (1.51%) SoapUI
5 4 (1.21%) Jasmine
5 4 (1.21%) Mocha
5 4 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.91%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.91%) Maven
7 2 (0.60%) Ant
7 2 (0.60%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.60%) JIRA
7 2 (0.60%) LSMW
8 1 (0.30%) AccuRev
8 1 (0.30%) Moq
8 1 (0.30%) ReSharper
General
1 49 (14.80%) Finance
2 22 (6.65%) Publishing
3 20 (6.04%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.93%) Retail
5 11 (3.32%) Marketing
6 9 (2.72%) Automotive
6 9 (2.72%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.51%) Advertising
8 3 (0.91%) Electronics
8 3 (0.91%) Legal
9 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.30%) Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) German Language
9 1 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 91 (27.49%) Graduate
2 89 (26.89%) Developer
3 52 (15.71%) Analyst
4 49 (14.80%) Graduate Developer
5 46 (13.90%) Architect
6 36 (10.88%) Graduate Analyst
7 32 (9.67%) Technical Analyst
8 31 (9.37%) Graduate Technical Analyst
8 31 (9.37%) Software Engineer
9 25 (7.55%) Software Developer
10 22 (6.65%) Administrator
10 22 (6.65%) Junior
10 22 (6.65%) Solutions Architect
11 19 (5.74%) Junior Developer
11 19 (5.74%) Technical Support
12 18 (5.44%) DBA
13 17 (5.14%) Graduate Software Developer
13 17 (5.14%) Network Engineer
13 17 (5.14%) SCCM Engineer
13 17 (5.14%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (15.71%) HTML
2 49 (14.80%) CSS
3 36 (10.88%) .NET
4 26 (7.85%) ASP.NET
5 21 (6.34%) AngularJS
6 17 (5.14%) CSS3
7 16 (4.83%) HTML5
7 16 (4.83%) jQuery
8 14 (4.23%) Java EE
9 12 (3.63%) XML
10 10 (3.02%) React
11 9 (2.72%) Vue.js
12 8 (2.42%) Node.js
13 7 (2.11%) Laravel
14 6 (1.81%) Elastic Stack
14 6 (1.81%) OpenEmbedded
14 6 (1.81%) Sass
14 6 (1.81%) Yocto
15 5 (1.51%) LAMP
16 4 (1.21%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 63 (19.03%) Data Centre
1 63 (19.03%) Self-Motivation
2 54 (16.31%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (8.76%) Management Information System
4 18 (5.44%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (4.83%) CMDB
6 13 (3.93%) Driving Licence
7 12 (3.63%) User Experience
8 9 (2.72%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.11%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (1.81%) PKI
11 5 (1.51%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.21%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.91%) Cyberattack
13 3 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.91%) New Media
14 2 (0.60%) Internet of Things
14 2 (0.60%) Life Science
14 2 (0.60%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 45 (13.60%) Linux
2 39 (11.78%) Windows
3 17 (5.14%) Windows 10
3 17 (5.14%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.81%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (1.81%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.60%) Android
6 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (39.27%) Software Engineering
2 83 (25.08%) Mathematics
3 66 (19.94%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (18.43%) ITIL
5 49 (14.80%) Data Protection
5 49 (14.80%) Problem-Solving
6 41 (12.39%) Physics
7 38 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
7 38 (11.48%) CRM
8 35 (10.57%) Network Management
8 35 (10.57%) Root Cause Analysis
9 33 (9.97%) OOP
9 33 (9.97%) Service Delivery
10 32 (9.67%) TOGAF
11 31 (9.37%) Business Intelligence
12 28 (8.46%) SIEM
13 27 (8.16%) ITIL V3
13 27 (8.16%) Mentoring
14 26 (7.85%) Information Security
15 25 (7.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 70 (21.15%) Java
2 67 (20.24%) SQL
3 64 (19.34%) C#
4 56 (16.92%) JavaScript
5 55 (16.62%) C++
6 33 (9.97%) Python
7 23 (6.95%) PHP
8 18 (5.44%) VBScript
9 17 (5.14%) PowerShell
10 16 (4.83%) C
11 9 (2.72%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.51%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.21%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.91%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.91%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.60%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.60%) Perl
15 2 (0.60%) R
15 2 (0.60%) Ruby
15 2 (0.60%) XAML
Qualifications
1 251 (75.83%) Degree
2 187 (56.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (9.06%) ITIL Certification
4 22 (6.65%) CEH
4 22 (6.65%) CISSP
5 21 (6.34%) Master's Degree
6 19 (5.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (5.14%) ISEB
7 17 (5.14%) MCP
7 17 (5.14%) MCSE
8 16 (4.83%) CompTIA Security+
8 16 (4.83%) PMI Certification
8 16 (4.83%) PMP
9 12 (3.63%) HND
10 11 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (2.72%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (1.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 6 (1.81%) CEPT
12 6 (1.81%) GPEN
12 6 (1.81%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (16.92%) GDPR
2 20 (6.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (5.74%) SLA
4 16 (4.83%) GPG13
5 14 (4.23%) QA
6 6 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (1.51%) IEC 61131
8 4 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.30%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.30%) MISRA
System Software
1 19 (5.74%) Firmware
2 18 (5.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.72%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.42%) Docker
5 2 (0.60%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.60%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (5.14%) SCCM
1 17 (5.14%) WSUS
2 9 (2.72%) Ansible
2 9 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (2.72%) Puppet
3 6 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (0.91%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.60%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 71 (21.45%) Microsoft
2 46 (13.90%) CheckPoint
3 41 (12.39%) Cisco
4 39 (11.78%) VMware
5 30 (9.06%) Fortinet
5 30 (9.06%) HP
6 20 (6.04%) Citrix
7 16 (4.83%) EMC
7 16 (4.83%) NetApp
8 13 (3.93%) SAP
9 11 (3.32%) Oracle
10 6 (1.81%) Google
11 5 (1.51%) IBM
12 3 (0.91%) Hyperion
13 2 (0.60%) DevExpress
13 2 (0.60%) JD Edwards
13 2 (0.60%) SonicWALL
13 2 (0.60%) Tableau
14 1 (0.30%) Hortonworks
14 1 (0.30%) Xamarin