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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 35 43 43
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 6509 6251 5755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.88% 5.44% 5.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.38% 14.00% 13.32%
Number of salaries quoted 5320 5062 4993
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -0.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +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
45255 44660 43197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.88% 38.87% 40.67%
Number of salaries quoted 36247 34744 34875
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +9 6126 £45,000 +5.88% 721
London +5 3048 £54,000 +8.00% 331
South East +8 1348 £42,500 +13.33% 131
City of London 0 597 £54,000 +5.88% 90
East of England 0 560 £40,000 - 94
Berkshire +28 384 £50,000 +28.20% 35
South West -11 318 £35,000 +7.69% 40
Surrey -7 282 £45,000 +2.27% 18
West Midlands +17 249 £35,000 -6.66% 24
Cambridgeshire +1 229 £42,500 +6.25% 60
East Midlands +6 220 £30,750 -12.14% 25
Reading +30 217 £45,000 -10.00% 18
Cambridge +4 216 £42,500 +6.25% 55
North West +7 211 £40,000 +6.66% 42
Scotland -7 194 £37,500 -6.25% 31
Hampshire 0 193 £32,500 -7.14% 28
Yorkshire +53 190 £33,000 +0.76% 28
Bristol -9 152 £37,500 +11.94% 16
Hertfordshire +2 145 £37,500 -6.25% 17
Oxfordshire +11 142 £45,000 +50.00% 20
East Sussex +17 131 £40,000 +6.66% 6
West Yorkshire +59 128 £35,000 +6.06% 14
Brighton +18 123 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Manchester +8 117 £36,250 -3.33% 25
Leeds +62 104 £35,500 +9.23% 10
Birmingham +27 102 £37,500 -6.25% 11
Buckinghamshire -20 94 £37,750 +0.66% 6
Nottinghamshire +8 92 £30,000 +23.71% 6
Nottingham +16 88 £28,250 +21.50% 6
Wales +12 82 £28,250 +4.62% 7

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 9883 (80.25%) Degree
2 4107 (33.35%) SQL
3 4094 (33.24%) Agile Software Development
4 4059 (32.96%) Java
5 3450 (28.01%) Finance
6 3240 (26.31%) Software Engineering
7 3225 (26.19%) C#
8 2776 (22.54%) JavaScript
9 2655 (21.56%) .NET
10 2410 (19.57%) HTML
11 2401 (19.50%) Mathematics
12 2359 (19.16%) C++
13 2166 (17.59%) SQL Server
14 2159 (17.53%) Linux
15 1978 (16.06%) Analytical Skills
16 1960 (15.92%) Windows
17 1957 (15.89%) OO
18 1887 (15.32%) CSS
19 1723 (13.99%) Microsoft
20 1694 (13.76%) Oracle
21 1592 (12.93%) Python
22 1313 (10.66%) Scrum
23 1310 (10.64%) TDD
24 1249 (10.14%) ASP.NET
25 1226 (9.96%) Web Services
26 1175 (9.54%) jQuery
27 1137 (9.23%) MVC
28 1135 (9.22%) UNIX
29 1128 (9.16%) MS Excel
30 1123 (9.12%) XML

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 396 (3.22%) Apache
2 351 (2.85%) Tomcat
3 300 (2.44%) Node.js
4 268 (2.18%) WebSphere
5 267 (2.17%) SharePoint
6 243 (1.97%) WebLogic
7 234 (1.90%) JBoss
8 186 (1.51%) IIS
9 182 (1.48%) SAS
10 132 (1.07%) MS Exchange
11 116 (0.94%) CMS
11 116 (0.94%) Apache Spark
12 90 (0.73%) nginx
13 76 (0.62%) Apache Pig
14 63 (0.51%) Apache Solr
15 59 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
16 54 (0.44%) Drupal
17 48 (0.39%) OpenStack
18 45 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
19 44 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 1128 (9.16%) MS Excel
2 419 (3.40%) MS Office
3 180 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 145 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 94 (0.76%) SPSS
6 89 (0.72%) Photoshop
7 57 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 52 (0.42%) MS Project
9 41 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
10 28 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
11 23 (0.19%) AutoCAD
12 21 (0.17%) PowerPivot
13 15 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
14 14 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
15 13 (0.11%) XMetaL
16 12 (0.097%) FrameMaker
17 11 (0.089%) Mathematica
18 9 (0.073%) InfoPath
19 8 (0.065%) Acrobat
20 7 (0.057%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 59 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 57 (0.46%) Magento
3 48 (0.39%) Markit EDM
4 44 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 41 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 33 (0.27%) LatentZero
6 33 (0.27%) thinkFolio
7 29 (0.24%) Beauchamp
8 28 (0.23%) Unica
9 26 (0.21%) PORTIA
9 26 (0.21%) MultiFonds
9 26 (0.21%) Front Arena
9 26 (0.21%) Eagle PACE
9 26 (0.21%) HiInvest
9 26 (0.21%) HiPerformance
9 26 (0.21%) HiPortfolio
9 26 (0.21%) Decalog
9 26 (0.21%) LongView
9 26 (0.21%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
9 26 (0.21%) Advent Moxy
Cloud Services
1 461 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
2 413 (3.35%) SaaS
3 242 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 123 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
5 99 (0.80%) GitHub
6 75 (0.61%) PaaS
7 69 (0.56%) Google Analytics
8 54 (0.44%) IaaS
9 50 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
10 39 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
11 35 (0.28%) Office 365
12 28 (0.23%) Heroku
13 25 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
14 22 (0.18%) Taleo
15 21 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
16 19 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
17 14 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 13 (0.11%) Responsys
19 12 (0.097%) Basecamp
20 11 (0.089%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 469 (3.81%) Internet
2 363 (2.95%) TCP/IP
3 339 (2.75%) Firewall
4 281 (2.28%) HTTP
5 212 (1.72%) DNS
6 157 (1.27%) LAN
7 152 (1.23%) WAN
8 138 (1.12%) Network Security
9 120 (0.97%) SAN
10 110 (0.89%) Ethernet
11 105 (0.85%) VoIP
12 104 (0.84%) VPN
13 103 (0.84%) Wireless
14 99 (0.80%) DHCP
15 74 (0.60%) LDAP
16 70 (0.57%) OSPF
17 66 (0.54%) SMTP
18 63 (0.51%) SSL
18 63 (0.51%) Broadband
18 63 (0.51%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2166 (17.59%) SQL Server
2 917 (7.45%) Relational Database
3 860 (6.98%) MySQL
4 607 (4.93%) Big Data
5 537 (4.36%) NoSQL
6 395 (3.21%) MongoDB
7 387 (3.14%) Oracle Database
8 371 (3.01%) Hadoop
9 352 (2.86%) RDBMS
10 335 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
11 313 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 258 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 251 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
14 229 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
15 191 (1.55%) Data Mining
16 190 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 141 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
18 130 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
19 117 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
20 116 (0.94%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 844 (6.85%) Git (software)
2 498 (4.04%) Visual Studio
3 481 (3.91%) Subversion
4 380 (3.09%) Maven
5 362 (2.94%) JIRA
6 344 (2.79%) Selenium
7 337 (2.74%) Jenkins
8 268 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 228 (1.85%) Eclipse
10 213 (1.73%) JUnit
11 206 (1.67%) NUnit
12 147 (1.19%) Ant
13 128 (1.04%) Moq
14 126 (1.02%) Rhino Mocks
15 120 (0.97%) MSTest
16 95 (0.77%) WebDriver
17 93 (0.76%) TeamCity
18 90 (0.73%) Mercurial
19 87 (0.71%) Cucumber
20 78 (0.63%) Jasmine
General
1 3450 (28.01%) Finance
2 820 (6.66%) Banking
3 606 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 553 (4.49%) Marketing
5 486 (3.95%) Games
6 465 (3.78%) Front Office
7 421 (3.42%) Retail
8 295 (2.40%) Electronics
9 268 (2.18%) Investment Banking
10 212 (1.72%) Back Office
11 169 (1.37%) Financial Institution
12 153 (1.24%) Manufacturing
13 146 (1.19%) Legal
14 138 (1.12%) Advertising
15 134 (1.09%) Publishing
16 125 (1.02%) Automotive
17 115 (0.93%) Law
18 102 (0.83%) Aerospace
19 92 (0.75%) French Language
20 91 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5676 (46.09%) Developer
2 1372 (11.14%) Graduate
3 1334 (10.83%) Analyst
4 1319 (10.71%) Software Engineer
5 1112 (9.03%) Java Developer
6 1050 (8.53%) Software Developer
7 1011 (8.21%) Junior
8 848 (6.89%) C# Developer
9 811 (6.59%) Senior Developer
10 692 (5.62%) Junior Developer
11 632 (5.13%) .NET Developer
12 628 (5.10%) Graduate Developer
13 595 (4.83%) Consultant
14 471 (3.82%) Architect
15 431 (3.50%) C++ Developer
16 428 (3.48%) C# .NET Developer
17 411 (3.34%) Web Developer
18 344 (2.79%) Support Analyst
19 295 (2.40%) Applications Support
20 286 (2.32%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2655 (21.56%) .NET
2 2410 (19.57%) HTML
3 1887 (15.32%) CSS
4 1249 (10.14%) ASP.NET
5 1226 (9.96%) Web Services
6 1175 (9.54%) jQuery
7 1123 (9.12%) XML
8 823 (6.68%) HTML5
9 802 (6.51%) Spring
10 588 (4.77%) AngularJS
11 534 (4.34%) .NET Framework
12 529 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC
13 496 (4.03%) REST
13 496 (4.03%) WPF
14 473 (3.84%) Hibernate
15 469 (3.81%) WCF
16 435 (3.53%) JSON
16 435 (3.53%) J2EE
17 424 (3.44%) Ajax
18 403 (3.27%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2401 (19.50%) Mathematics
2 1978 (16.06%) Analytical Skills
3 981 (7.97%) Physics
4 901 (7.32%) Algorithms
5 769 (6.24%) Management Information System
6 612 (4.97%) User Experience
7 569 (4.62%) Data Structures
8 551 (4.47%) Hedge funds
9 455 (3.69%) Mobile App
10 439 (3.56%) Enterprise Software
11 436 (3.54%) Statistics
12 380 (3.09%) Visualisation
13 246 (2.00%) Data Centre
14 226 (1.84%) Derivative
15 200 (1.62%) Client/Server
16 180 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 165 (1.34%) Equities
18 143 (1.16%) Data Integration
19 138 (1.12%) Social Media
20 128 (1.04%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2159 (17.53%) Linux
2 1960 (15.92%) Windows
3 1135 (9.22%) UNIX
4 754 (6.12%) Android
5 647 (5.25%) Apple iOS
6 186 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 150 (1.22%) Solaris
8 148 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 111 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 94 (0.76%) Windows 7
11 77 (0.63%) Ubuntu
12 71 (0.58%) AIX
13 67 (0.54%) Mac OS X
14 62 (0.50%) CentOS
15 58 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
16 55 (0.45%) Debian
17 45 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
18 42 (0.34%) Windows 8
19 35 (0.28%) Mac OS
20 34 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4094 (33.24%) Agile Software Development
2 3240 (26.31%) Software Engineering
3 1957 (15.89%) OO
4 1313 (10.66%) Scrum
5 1310 (10.64%) TDD
6 1137 (9.23%) MVC
7 1019 (8.27%) Analytics
8 963 (7.82%) Project Management
9 949 (7.71%) SDLC
10 753 (6.11%) Continuous Integration
11 749 (6.08%) OOP
12 728 (5.91%) Multithreading
13 701 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
14 673 (5.46%) Web Development
15 670 (5.44%) Unit Testing
16 644 (5.23%) Mentoring
17 618 (5.02%) E-Commerce
18 558 (4.53%) Open Source
19 530 (4.30%) OOD
20 465 (3.78%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4107 (33.35%) SQL
2 4059 (32.96%) Java
3 3225 (26.19%) C#
4 2776 (22.54%) JavaScript
5 2359 (19.16%) C++
6 1592 (12.93%) Python
7 937 (7.61%) C
8 794 (6.45%) PHP
9 622 (5.05%) Perl
10 412 (3.35%) T-SQL
11 404 (3.28%) Ruby
12 381 (3.09%) VB.NET
13 318 (2.58%) PL/SQL
14 291 (2.36%) Shell Script
15 280 (2.27%) Scala
16 266 (2.16%) R
17 251 (2.04%) Objective-C
18 248 (2.01%) VB
19 219 (1.78%) PowerShell
20 200 (1.62%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9883 (80.25%) Degree
2 467 (3.79%) PhD
3 302 (2.45%) Security Cleared
4 244 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 213 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
6 169 (1.37%) ISEB
7 167 (1.36%) CISSP
8 163 (1.32%) SC Cleared
9 124 (1.01%) CCNA
10 112 (0.91%) ISTQB
11 96 (0.78%) MCSE
12 86 (0.70%) CCNP
13 78 (0.63%) CISM
14 76 (0.62%) PMI Certification
15 71 (0.58%) CISA
16 69 (0.56%) MCP
17 65 (0.53%) DV Cleared
18 62 (0.50%) CCIE
19 61 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
20 57 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 957 (7.77%) QA
2 108 (0.88%) SLA
3 80 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 66 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 64 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 43 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 41 (0.33%) COBIT
8 36 (0.29%) HL7
9 26 (0.21%) Data Quality
10 20 (0.16%) CRD IV
11 19 (0.15%) EMIR
11 19 (0.15%) MiFID
12 17 (0.14%) WCAG
13 14 (0.11%) TickIT
14 11 (0.089%) HIPAA
15 10 (0.081%) ISO 14001
15 10 (0.081%) ISO 9002
16 9 (0.073%) Dodd-Frank
17 6 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 17799
18 5 (0.041%) GAMP
System Software
1 288 (2.34%) Active Directory
2 259 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
3 58 (0.47%) Docker
4 57 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 53 (0.43%) vSphere
6 50 (0.41%) XenApp
7 48 (0.39%) Varnish
8 47 (0.38%) Firmware
8 47 (0.38%) VMware ESX
9 33 (0.27%) KVM
10 32 (0.26%) NFS
11 30 (0.24%) XenDesktop
12 28 (0.23%) VirtualBox
12 28 (0.23%) Xen
13 27 (0.22%) IMail Server
14 24 (0.19%) HDFS
15 22 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 22 (0.18%) Squid
15 22 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 201 (1.63%) Puppet
2 139 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
3 85 (0.69%) Nagios
4 61 (0.50%) Vagrant
5 53 (0.43%) Ansible
6 50 (0.41%) SCCM
7 47 (0.38%) Cacti
8 42 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 42 (0.34%) Graphite
9 40 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 36 (0.29%) SCOM
11 32 (0.26%) ZABBIX
12 29 (0.24%) WSUS
12 29 (0.24%) OpenView
13 26 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
14 23 (0.19%) Ganglia
14 23 (0.19%) SolarWinds Orion
15 22 (0.18%) logstash
16 19 (0.15%) collectd
17 16 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 1723 (13.99%) Microsoft
2 1694 (13.76%) Oracle
3 374 (3.04%) VMware
4 318 (2.58%) Cisco
5 292 (2.37%) Google
6 214 (1.74%) IBM
7 205 (1.66%) SAP
8 167 (1.36%) Sybase
8 167 (1.36%) HP
9 166 (1.35%) Citrix
10 161 (1.31%) Adobe
11 141 (1.14%) Red Hat
12 126 (1.02%) Tableau
13 114 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
14 105 (0.85%) Apple
15 86 (0.70%) Informatica
16 84 (0.68%) Sun
17 81 (0.66%) Juniper
18 80 (0.65%) Zend
19 77 (0.63%) F5
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Salary: 20k-30K, 25 days Holiday, Flexi-time, Pension, Free Parking + more!
Posted: 35 minutes ago
Redhill, Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits and training
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £95,000 per annum SALary is approx 60-95k base + bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Employee benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £85k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £90,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £120,000 to £140,000 per annum + package
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £110,000 to £120,000 per annum + package
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum + package
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £80k + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago