Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Computer Science field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Computer Science majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Computer Science majors need more than the average amount of Programming, Technology Design, Mathematics, Installation, Systems Analysis, Active Learning, Systems Evaluation, Operations Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, Writing, Complex Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making, Active Listening, Learning Strategies, Speaking, Instructing, Equipment Selection, Service Orientation, Coordination, Management of Financial Resources, Persuasion, Monitoring, Science, Time Management, Negotiation, Management of Personnel Resources, Social Perceptiveness, Management of Material Resources, Operation Monitoring, Quality Control Analysis, Equipment Maintenance, Operation and Control, Repairing, and Troubleshooting.
These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Computer Science majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Programming is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, Active Listening, Writing, Speaking, Active Learning, Judgment and Decision Making, Complex Problem Solving, Mathematics, Systems Analysis, Systems Evaluation, Monitoring, Coordination, Instructing, Time Management, Learning Strategies, Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation, Persuasion, Programming, Negotiation, Management of Personnel Resources, Operations Analysis, Science, Technology Design, Management of Financial Resources, Operation Monitoring, Management of Material Resources, Quality Control Analysis, Equipment Selection, Operation and Control, Troubleshooting, Equipment Maintenance, Installation, and Repairing are the three most important skills for people in the field.