Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 71 62
Rank change year-on-year 0 -9 +39
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 364 389 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.71% 3.77% 3.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.26% 10.40% 11.92%
Number of salaries quoted 311 301 419
West Midlands median annual salary £33,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.94% -2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £22,400
90th Percentile £71,250 £61,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 3,548 3,742 3,448
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 36.18% 36.23% 32.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2,669 2,732 2,759
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £63,350
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +6.52%

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 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 22 January 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 0 180 £40,000 +45.45% 24
Warwickshire +3 55 £28,500 -18.57% 17
Coventry +9 48 £29,000 -27.50% 11
Staffordshire -11 31 £27,500 -40.86% 4
Solihull -4 13 £35,000 -9.09% 2
Worcestershire +5 8 £37,250 +35.45% 5
Wolverhampton -14 7 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Halesowen - 2 £21,000 -
Shropshire +1 1 £82,500 +114.29% 2
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 271 (74.45%) Degree
2 211 (57.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 142 (39.01%) Software Engineering
4 127 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
5 115 (31.59%) SQL
6 105 (28.85%) C#
7 96 (26.37%) JavaScript
8 86 (23.63%) .NET
9 79 (21.70%) HTML
10 70 (19.23%) CSS
11 65 (17.86%) Java
12 64 (17.58%) Finance
13 63 (17.31%) Microsoft
14 61 (16.76%) SQL Server
15 58 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
16 56 (15.38%) Windows
17 55 (15.11%) ASP.NET
17 55 (15.11%) MVC
17 55 (15.11%) Mathematics
18 54 (14.84%) C++
19 47 (12.91%) Physics
19 47 (12.91%) Continuous Improvement
20 43 (11.81%) Data Centre
21 42 (11.54%) XML
21 42 (11.54%) Python
22 39 (10.71%) ITIL
22 39 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
23 38 (10.44%) Service Delivery
24 36 (9.89%) Web Services
25 35 (9.62%) Test Automation

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 15 (4.12%) JBoss
2 12 (3.30%) Tomcat
3 10 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (2.75%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.65%) Confluence
4 6 (1.65%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.82%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.55%) IIS
7 1 (0.27%) Apache
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.27%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.10%) Simulink
5 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.27%) CATIA
6 1 (0.27%) Houdini
6 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.27%) Maya
6 1 (0.27%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.27%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 5 (1.37%) NetSuite
1 5 (1.37%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.27%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (5.22%) Force.com
4 15 (4.12%) GitHub
5 13 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (2.47%) IaaS
6 9 (2.47%) PaaS
7 5 (1.37%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.82%) SaaS
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.27%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.22%) Internet
2 18 (4.95%) Firewall
3 16 (4.40%) HTTP
3 16 (4.40%) LAN
3 16 (4.40%) WAN
4 11 (3.02%) OSPF
5 10 (2.75%) NetScaler
6 6 (1.65%) Hyperconnected
6 6 (1.65%) SMS
7 5 (1.37%) RFID
7 5 (1.37%) WLAN
8 3 (0.82%) Extranet
8 3 (0.82%) Profibus
9 2 (0.55%) AMQP
9 2 (0.55%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.55%) SSL
9 2 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.27%) DNS
10 1 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.27%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (16.76%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.67%) Big Data
3 15 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (3.30%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.20%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.92%) MySQL
6 7 (1.92%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.37%) MS Access
8 4 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.10%) Spotfire
8 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.82%) BigQuery
9 3 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.55%) DB2
10 2 (0.55%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 29 (7.97%) Visual Studio
2 26 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 26 (7.14%) JIRA
2 26 (7.14%) Subversion
3 19 (5.22%) Bitbucket
3 19 (5.22%) Jenkins
4 16 (4.40%) Maven
5 15 (4.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (3.30%) JUnit
7 8 (2.20%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.20%) Selenium
8 7 (1.92%) Eclipse
8 7 (1.92%) JBehave
8 7 (1.92%) JMeter
8 7 (1.92%) Mercurial
8 7 (1.92%) SoapUI
8 7 (1.92%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.92%) WebDriver
9 6 (1.65%) MSTest
9 6 (1.65%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 64 (17.58%) Finance
2 17 (4.67%) Banking
3 15 (4.12%) Financial Institution
4 14 (3.85%) Electronics
5 11 (3.02%) Automotive
5 11 (3.02%) Games
6 9 (2.47%) Publishing
7 7 (1.92%) Advertising
8 5 (1.37%) Billing
8 5 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.10%) Marketing
9 4 (1.10%) Retail
10 2 (0.55%) Law
10 2 (0.55%) Legal
10 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 165 (45.33%) Developer
2 71 (19.51%) Graduate
3 59 (16.21%) C# Developer
4 50 (13.74%) Analyst
5 48 (13.19%) .NET Developer
6 47 (12.91%) Junior
7 46 (12.64%) Architect
8 39 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
9 37 (10.16%) Junior Developer
10 35 (9.62%) Senior Developer
10 35 (9.62%) Software Engineer
11 32 (8.79%) Graduate Developer
11 32 (8.79%) Technical Analyst
12 29 (7.97%) C# Software Developer
13 28 (7.69%) Graduate Analyst
14 26 (7.14%) Graduate Technical Analyst
14 26 (7.14%) Software Developer
15 21 (5.77%) Salesforce Developer
16 20 (5.49%) Java Developer
16 20 (5.49%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (23.63%) .NET
2 79 (21.70%) HTML
3 70 (19.23%) CSS
4 55 (15.11%) ASP.NET
5 42 (11.54%) XML
6 36 (9.89%) Web Services
7 25 (6.87%) Visualforce
8 24 (6.59%) HTML5
9 20 (5.49%) Spring
10 19 (5.22%) REST
11 18 (4.95%) AngularJS
12 15 (4.12%) jQuery
12 15 (4.12%) JSON
12 15 (4.12%) WPF
13 13 (3.57%) CSS3
13 13 (3.57%) XSLT
14 12 (3.30%) .NET Framework
15 11 (3.02%) JMS
16 10 (2.75%) Spring Security
17 9 (2.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 58 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (11.81%) Data Centre
3 23 (6.32%) User Experience
4 21 (5.77%) Management Information System
5 17 (4.67%) Algorithms
5 17 (4.67%) CMDB
6 16 (4.40%) Fintech
7 12 (3.30%) Data Structures
7 12 (3.30%) Public Cloud
8 10 (2.75%) Mobile Computing
9 9 (2.47%) SCADA
9 9 (2.47%) Video\Live Streaming
10 7 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (1.37%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.37%) Reference Data
12 5 (1.37%) Taxonomies
13 4 (1.10%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 56 (15.38%) Windows
2 29 (7.97%) Linux
3 14 (3.85%) Unix
4 13 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 13 (3.57%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.02%) Android
6 10 (2.75%) Mac OS
7 5 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (1.10%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.10%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.82%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (39.01%) Software Engineering
2 127 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (15.11%) Mathematics
3 55 (15.11%) MVC
4 47 (12.91%) Continuous Improvement
4 47 (12.91%) Physics
5 39 (10.71%) ITIL
6 38 (10.44%) Service Delivery
7 35 (9.62%) Test Automation
8 33 (9.07%) Root Cause Analysis
8 33 (9.07%) Scrum
8 33 (9.07%) SDLC
9 32 (8.79%) OO
10 30 (8.24%) Mentoring
11 28 (7.69%) ETL
12 26 (7.14%) Web Development
13 25 (6.87%) Presales
14 21 (5.77%) CRM
14 21 (5.77%) Project Management
14 21 (5.77%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 115 (31.59%) SQL
2 105 (28.85%) C#
3 96 (26.37%) JavaScript
4 65 (17.86%) Java
5 54 (14.84%) C++
6 42 (11.54%) Python
7 27 (7.42%) VB.NET
8 25 (6.87%) Apex Code
9 21 (5.77%) C
10 20 (5.49%) PHP
11 13 (3.57%) XPath
12 8 (2.20%) MATLAB
13 7 (1.92%) Perl
14 5 (1.37%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.37%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.37%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.37%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.10%) R
15 4 (1.10%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 271 (74.45%) Degree
2 211 (57.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
4 13 (3.57%) MCP
5 12 (3.30%) ISEB
6 10 (2.75%) PMP
7 9 (2.47%) PMI Certification
7 9 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (2.20%) CISSP
8 8 (2.20%) CompTIA Security+
9 7 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (1.65%) CEH
10 6 (1.65%) HND
10 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.37%) GNVQ
11 5 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (1.37%) MCSE
11 5 (1.37%) SC Cleared
11 5 (1.37%) Security Cleared
12 2 (0.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (9.07%) QA
2 12 (3.30%) SLA
3 8 (2.20%) PMO
4 7 (1.92%) COBIT
4 7 (1.92%) GPG13
4 7 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.37%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.37%) IEC 62304
6 4 (1.10%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.82%) IEC 61508
7 3 (0.82%) MISRA
8 2 (0.55%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.27%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.27%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.27%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 29 (7.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (3.02%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (2.75%) vSphere
4 10 (2.75%) XenApp
4 10 (2.75%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.37%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.37%) Firmware
6 2 (0.55%) Docker
7 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.27%) HDFS
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 23 (6.32%) SCVMM
2 10 (2.75%) vCenter Server
2 10 (2.75%) vMotion
3 4 (1.10%) SCCM
4 2 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 63 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 34 (9.34%) VMware
3 28 (7.69%) Citrix
4 25 (6.87%) Salesforce.com
5 20 (5.49%) Google
6 19 (5.22%) CheckPoint
7 16 (4.40%) HP
8 15 (4.12%) Cisco
8 15 (4.12%) Oracle
9 12 (3.30%) BMC
10 11 (3.02%) Fortinet
11 10 (2.75%) Ivanti
12 9 (2.47%) EMC
12 9 (2.47%) NetApp
13 6 (1.65%) Epicor
13 6 (1.65%) Infor
13 6 (1.65%) Sage
13 6 (1.65%) Twitter
14 5 (1.37%) PeopleSoft
15 4 (1.10%) TIBCO