The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 42 35 43
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 5781 7074 5842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.41% 6.02% 5.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.02% 15.14% 13.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4608 5889 4923
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
41221 46721 42224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.58% 39.79% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 32631 37349 34357
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Computer Science within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Computer Science
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Science within the UK.

Computer Science Salary Trend in the UK

Computer Science
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Science over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 within the UK.

Computer Science Salary Histogram in the UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -8 5366 £45,000 - 827
London -1 2812 £52,500 - 357
South East -7 1121 £40,000 - 173
City of London +1 518 £52,500 -4.54% 107
East of England -4 480 £40,000 +6.66% 111
Berkshire +6 284 £50,000 +11.11% 50
South West -19 268 £32,500 +0.77% 41
Cambridgeshire -1 253 £42,500 +13.33% 67
Cambridge +2 234 £42,500 +13.33% 58
West Midlands +16 208 £30,000 -14.28% 40
North West -20 205 £37,500 - 36
Surrey +1 202 £45,000 -5.26% 29
Scotland 0 168 £38,500 -8.33% 35
Hampshire -26 143 £36,500 +4.28% 19
Reading -2 135 £46,250 +2.77% 34
East Midlands -4 134 £35,000 - 23
Oxfordshire 0 130 £40,000 - 24
East Sussex -4 122 £41,250 +10.00% 19
Manchester -6 122 £40,000 +6.66% 16
Yorkshire -13 112 £30,000 -14.28% 28
Brighton -2 104 £39,750 +6.00% 18
Bristol -16 102 £36,250 +20.83% 23
West Sussex +15 101 £45,000 +28.57% 16
Buckinghamshire -25 91 £35,500 -0.69% 11
Hertfordshire -44 82 £37,500 -6.25% 28
Edinburgh -1 76 £39,500 +2.59% 16
Milton Keynes -22 72 £36,750 +5.00% 5
Birmingham +2 69 £34,000 -9.33% 15
Nottinghamshire +35 67 £32,500 +30.00% 6
Nottingham +24 67 £31,750 +27.00% 6

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science.

1 8838 (80.48%) Degree
2 3692 (33.62%) Agile Software Development
3 3515 (32.01%) SQL
4 3429 (31.23%) Java
5 3052 (27.79%) Software Engineering
6 2945 (26.82%) C#
7 2917 (26.56%) Finance
8 2523 (22.98%) JavaScript
9 2515 (22.90%) .NET
10 2235 (20.35%) HTML
11 2172 (19.78%) C++
12 2036 (18.54%) SQL Server
13 2017 (18.37%) Mathematics
14 1955 (17.80%) Windows
15 1941 (17.68%) Linux
16 1884 (17.16%) OO
17 1750 (15.94%) CSS
18 1717 (15.64%) Microsoft
19 1673 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
20 1419 (12.92%) Python
21 1280 (11.66%) Oracle
22 1237 (11.26%) ASP.NET
23 1227 (11.17%) TDD
24 1193 (10.86%) Scrum
25 1165 (10.61%) Web Services
26 1142 (10.40%) MVC
27 1133 (10.32%) MS Excel
28 1118 (10.18%) XML
29 1007 (9.17%) C
30 1002 (9.12%) UNIX

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 317 (2.89%) Apache
2 286 (2.60%) Tomcat
3 269 (2.45%) SharePoint
4 263 (2.40%) Node.js
5 206 (1.88%) IIS
6 179 (1.63%) WebSphere
7 161 (1.47%) SAS
8 158 (1.44%) JBoss
9 156 (1.42%) MS Exchange
10 146 (1.33%) WebLogic
11 128 (1.17%) CMS
12 78 (0.71%) Apache Spark
12 78 (0.71%) Drupal
13 58 (0.53%) Apache Solr
13 58 (0.53%) Confluence
14 55 (0.50%) Apache Pig
15 53 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
16 46 (0.42%) OpenStack
17 40 (0.36%) nginx
18 37 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1133 (10.32%) MS Excel
2 358 (3.26%) MS Office
3 191 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 105 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 101 (0.92%) SPSS
6 87 (0.79%) MS Project
7 72 (0.66%) Photoshop
8 29 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 25 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 23 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
11 18 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
11 18 (0.16%) PowerPivot
12 15 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
13 14 (0.13%) AutoCAD
14 10 (0.091%) Fireworks
15 8 (0.073%) FrameMaker
15 8 (0.073%) Stata
15 8 (0.073%) Adobe Captivate
16 7 (0.064%) GNU Octave
17 6 (0.055%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 56 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.34%) Magento
3 29 (0.26%) Markit EDM
4 27 (0.25%) Sophis RISQUE
5 26 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
6 23 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 20 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 18 (0.16%) HFM
8 18 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
9 17 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
10 16 (0.15%) Workday HCM
11 15 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
12 14 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 13 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
13 13 (0.12%) Front Arena
13 13 (0.12%) thinkFolio
13 13 (0.12%) Eagle PACE
13 13 (0.12%) LatentZero
14 12 (0.11%) Decalog
14 12 (0.11%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 355 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 311 (2.83%) SaaS
3 186 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
4 183 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 62 (0.56%) PaaS
6 58 (0.53%) Google Analytics
7 51 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
8 50 (0.46%) IaaS
9 47 (0.43%) GitHub
10 41 (0.37%) Office 365
11 29 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
12 21 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
13 16 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
14 15 (0.14%) Force.com
15 12 (0.11%) Basecamp
16 11 (0.10%) Heroku
16 11 (0.10%) Taleo
17 8 (0.073%) Google App Engine
17 8 (0.073%) SuccessFactors
17 8 (0.073%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 504 (4.59%) Internet
2 347 (3.16%) TCP/IP
3 337 (3.07%) Firewall
4 266 (2.42%) HTTP
5 163 (1.48%) DNS
6 148 (1.35%) LAN
7 143 (1.30%) Network Security
8 139 (1.27%) WAN
9 138 (1.26%) Wireless
10 127 (1.16%) SAN
11 120 (1.09%) VPN
12 85 (0.77%) DHCP
13 79 (0.72%) LDAP
14 72 (0.66%) VoIP
15 68 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
16 65 (0.59%) Ethernet
17 61 (0.56%) Broadband
18 59 (0.54%) MPLS
19 55 (0.50%) SMTP
20 45 (0.41%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2036 (18.54%) SQL Server
2 751 (6.84%) MySQL
3 700 (6.37%) Relational Database
4 545 (4.96%) Big Data
5 426 (3.88%) NoSQL
6 365 (3.32%) MongoDB
7 346 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
8 317 (2.89%) Hadoop
9 285 (2.60%) Oracle Database
10 240 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 240 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
11 224 (2.04%) RDBMS
12 222 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
13 213 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 180 (1.64%) Data Mining
15 143 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 124 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
17 122 (1.11%) QlikView
18 113 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
19 104 (0.95%) Redis
Development Applications
1 794 (7.23%) Git (software)
2 498 (4.54%) Visual Studio
3 443 (4.03%) Subversion
4 326 (2.97%) Maven
5 321 (2.92%) JIRA
6 296 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 252 (2.29%) NUnit
8 245 (2.23%) Selenium
9 235 (2.14%) Eclipse
10 232 (2.11%) Jenkins
11 177 (1.61%) Rhino Mocks
12 166 (1.51%) JUnit
13 142 (1.29%) Ant
14 136 (1.24%) Moq
15 130 (1.18%) MSTest
16 88 (0.80%) Mercurial
17 71 (0.65%) Jasmine
18 70 (0.64%) Cucumber
19 64 (0.58%) Xcode
19 64 (0.58%) WebDriver
General
1 2917 (26.56%) Finance
2 707 (6.44%) Banking
3 531 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 477 (4.34%) Marketing
5 411 (3.74%) Games
6 366 (3.33%) Retail
7 348 (3.17%) Front Office
8 335 (3.05%) Electronics
9 219 (1.99%) Investment Banking
10 169 (1.54%) Financial Institution
11 157 (1.43%) Advertising
12 146 (1.33%) Back Office
13 143 (1.30%) Manufacturing
14 122 (1.11%) Legal
15 115 (1.05%) Automotive
16 105 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
17 99 (0.90%) Law
18 97 (0.88%) French Language
19 95 (0.87%) Aerospace
20 90 (0.82%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4961 (45.18%) Developer
2 1291 (11.76%) Software Engineer
3 1097 (9.99%) Graduate
4 1087 (9.90%) Analyst
5 928 (8.45%) Junior
6 924 (8.41%) Software Developer
7 908 (8.27%) Java Developer
8 838 (7.63%) C# Developer
9 677 (6.17%) Senior Developer
10 669 (6.09%) .NET Developer
11 652 (5.94%) Junior Developer
12 489 (4.45%) Consultant
13 469 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
14 468 (4.26%) Architect
15 444 (4.04%) Graduate Developer
16 371 (3.38%) C++ Developer
17 357 (3.25%) Web Developer
18 280 (2.55%) Support Analyst
19 274 (2.50%) Programmer
20 231 (2.10%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2515 (22.90%) .NET
2 2235 (20.35%) HTML
3 1750 (15.94%) CSS
4 1237 (11.26%) ASP.NET
5 1165 (10.61%) Web Services
6 1118 (10.18%) XML
7 962 (8.76%) jQuery
8 761 (6.93%) HTML5
9 612 (5.57%) Spring
10 527 (4.80%) .NET Framework
11 503 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC
12 482 (4.39%) WPF
13 471 (4.29%) WCF
14 458 (4.17%) REST
15 436 (3.97%) Ajax
16 429 (3.91%) JSON
17 399 (3.63%) AngularJS
18 375 (3.41%) CSS3
19 361 (3.29%) J2EE
20 351 (3.20%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2017 (18.37%) Mathematics
2 1673 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
3 824 (7.50%) Algorithms
4 771 (7.02%) Physics
5 658 (5.99%) Management Information System
6 585 (5.33%) Open Source
7 518 (4.72%) User Experience
8 484 (4.41%) Mobile App
9 449 (4.09%) Hedge funds
10 437 (3.98%) Data Structures
11 392 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
12 367 (3.34%) Visualisation
13 330 (3.01%) Statistics
14 198 (1.80%) Client/Server
15 167 (1.52%) Derivative
16 152 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 143 (1.30%) Social Media
18 139 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
19 122 (1.11%) Equities
19 122 (1.11%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 1955 (17.80%) Windows
2 1941 (17.68%) Linux
3 1002 (9.12%) UNIX
4 800 (7.29%) Android
5 670 (6.10%) Apple iOS
6 224 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 151 (1.38%) Solaris
8 141 (1.28%) Windows 7
9 132 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 104 (0.95%) Mac OS X
11 88 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 67 (0.61%) Ubuntu
13 64 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
14 62 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
15 56 (0.51%) CentOS
16 43 (0.39%) AIX
17 36 (0.33%) Windows XP
17 36 (0.33%) Mac OS
17 36 (0.33%) Windows Phone
18 31 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3692 (33.62%) Agile Software Development
2 3052 (27.79%) Software Engineering
3 1884 (17.16%) OO
4 1227 (11.17%) TDD
5 1193 (10.86%) Scrum
6 1142 (10.40%) MVC
7 849 (7.73%) Analytics
8 808 (7.36%) Project Management
9 646 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
10 611 (5.56%) Multithreading
11 605 (5.51%) Unit Testing
12 593 (5.40%) Web Development
12 593 (5.40%) OOP
13 576 (5.25%) E-Commerce
14 567 (5.16%) Mentoring
15 556 (5.06%) OOD
16 543 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
17 426 (3.88%) ITIL
18 368 (3.35%) BDD
19 360 (3.28%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3515 (32.01%) SQL
2 3429 (31.23%) Java
3 2945 (26.82%) C#
4 2523 (22.98%) JavaScript
5 2172 (19.78%) C++
6 1419 (12.92%) Python
7 1007 (9.17%) C
8 674 (6.14%) PHP
9 492 (4.48%) Perl
10 397 (3.62%) Ruby
11 321 (2.92%) VB.NET
12 313 (2.85%) T-SQL
13 308 (2.80%) PL/SQL
14 277 (2.52%) Objective-C
15 239 (2.18%) VB
16 211 (1.92%) R
17 194 (1.77%) Scala
18 179 (1.63%) PowerShell
19 175 (1.59%) Shell Script
20 173 (1.58%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8838 (80.48%) Degree
2 412 (3.75%) PhD
3 297 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 241 (2.19%) Security Cleared
5 223 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
6 160 (1.46%) CCNA
7 142 (1.29%) ISEB
8 134 (1.22%) SC Cleared
9 128 (1.17%) CISSP
10 114 (1.04%) ISTQB
11 110 (1.00%) MCSE
12 86 (0.78%) MCP
12 86 (0.78%) PMI Certification
13 84 (0.76%) CCNP
14 76 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
15 73 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
16 57 (0.52%) PMP
17 56 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 55 (0.50%) CCIE
19 53 (0.48%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 805 (7.33%) QA
2 114 (1.04%) SLA
3 70 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 64 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 38 (0.35%) COBIT
6 34 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 32 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 30 (0.27%) HL7
9 22 (0.20%) Data Quality
10 20 (0.18%) CRD IV
11 19 (0.17%) EMIR
11 19 (0.17%) MiFID
12 15 (0.14%) WCAG
13 13 (0.12%) ISO 8583
14 10 (0.091%) ISO 14001
14 10 (0.091%) ISO 9002
14 10 (0.091%) Dodd-Frank
14 10 (0.091%) IEC 61508
15 9 (0.082%) JSP 440
15 9 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 366 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 302 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 66 (0.60%) vSphere
5 62 (0.56%) XenApp
6 60 (0.55%) Firmware
7 47 (0.43%) VMware ESX
8 43 (0.39%) KVM
9 41 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
10 39 (0.36%) Docker
11 38 (0.35%) NFS
12 34 (0.31%) XenDesktop
13 28 (0.25%) XenServer
13 28 (0.25%) Xen
13 28 (0.25%) Varnish
14 22 (0.20%) HDFS
15 20 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
15 20 (0.18%) IMail Server
16 19 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
16 19 (0.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 159 (1.45%) Puppet
2 122 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
3 63 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
4 61 (0.56%) Nagios
5 43 (0.39%) Vagrant
6 42 (0.38%) SCCM
7 31 (0.28%) Ansible
8 30 (0.27%) OpenView
9 26 (0.24%) Cacti
10 24 (0.22%) SCOM
10 24 (0.22%) Salt
11 22 (0.20%) WSUS
12 21 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
13 18 (0.16%) SolarWinds Orion
14 17 (0.15%) Data Guard
15 15 (0.14%) Sysprep
16 13 (0.12%) ZABBIX
16 13 (0.12%) OPNET
17 12 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 11 (0.10%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1717 (15.64%) Microsoft
2 1280 (11.66%) Oracle
3 393 (3.58%) VMware
4 287 (2.61%) Cisco
5 241 (2.19%) Google
6 193 (1.76%) IBM
7 185 (1.68%) SAP
8 160 (1.46%) Citrix
8 160 (1.46%) HP
9 155 (1.41%) Tableau
10 126 (1.15%) Adobe
11 104 (0.95%) Red Hat
12 93 (0.85%) Business Objects
13 92 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
14 84 (0.76%) Sybase
14 84 (0.76%) Cognos
15 80 (0.73%) Apple
16 65 (0.59%) Zend
17 64 (0.58%) Informatica
17 64 (0.58%) NetApp
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