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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 47 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 5779 6442 6100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.07% 5.82% 5.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.50% 14.82% 14.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4692 5483 5132
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
42805 43480 43008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.57% 39.29% 39.01%
Number of salaries quoted 34401 34933 35896
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 21 November 2014 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 21 November 2014. 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 -6 5341 £42,500 -5.55% 643
London -11 2624 £50,000 -4.76% 264
South East +2 1183 £40,000 - 157
East of England -2 560 £40,000 +14.28% 74
City of London -18 515 £55,000 - 91
South West -17 304 £32,750 +0.76% 49
Cambridgeshire -5 281 £42,500 +25.00% 53
Cambridge +2 269 £42,250 +24.26% 46
Berkshire -7 263 £40,000 -5.88% 28
Hampshire +10 229 £35,000 +16.66% 33
Surrey 0 225 £45,000 +12.50% 28
North West -12 217 £35,000 +7.69% 31
Scotland -8 202 £39,500 +5.33% 24
West Midlands -4 156 £30,250 -13.57% 21
Hertfordshire -8 155 £40,000 +6.66% 15
East Midlands +1 152 £39,500 +5.33% 12
Yorkshire -32 135 £30,000 -14.28% 27
Manchester -21 123 £35,000 +11.11% 19
Oxfordshire -4 116 £37,000 -1.33% 18
Edinburgh +13 115 £38,500 +10.00% 11
Reading +1 114 £51,000 +20.00% 12
Buckinghamshire +12 106 £40,750 +16.42% 11
Bristol -27 100 £30,000 -11.76% 18
East Sussex +12 99 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Brighton +10 82 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Milton Keynes +15 71 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Cheshire -3 66 £36,000 +2.85% 10
Kent +41 63 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Reigate +4 63 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Birmingham -2 59 £27,500 -35.29% 8

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 9979 (81.41%) Degree
2 4189 (34.18%) Java
3 3932 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3560 (29.04%) Software Engineering
5 3491 (28.48%) SQL
6 3438 (28.05%) C#
7 3031 (24.73%) Finance
8 2961 (24.16%) JavaScript
9 2815 (22.97%) .NET
10 2544 (20.76%) HTML
11 2452 (20.00%) OO
12 2429 (19.82%) C++
13 2366 (19.30%) Mathematics
14 2289 (18.68%) SQL Server
15 2270 (18.52%) Linux
16 2003 (16.34%) CSS
17 1960 (15.99%) Windows
18 1797 (14.66%) Microsoft
19 1635 (13.34%) Analytical Skills
20 1525 (12.44%) Python
21 1429 (11.66%) TDD
22 1407 (11.48%) ASP.NET
23 1402 (11.44%) XML
24 1303 (10.63%) UNIX
24 1303 (10.63%) Oracle
25 1246 (10.17%) Scrum
26 1240 (10.12%) jQuery
27 1150 (9.38%) MS Excel
28 1127 (9.19%) MVC
29 1100 (8.97%) Web Services

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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
1 412 (3.36%) Apache
2 367 (2.99%) Tomcat
3 283 (2.31%) SharePoint
4 261 (2.13%) IIS
5 252 (2.06%) Node.js
6 227 (1.85%) CMS
7 187 (1.53%) SAS
8 174 (1.42%) WebLogic
9 153 (1.25%) MS Exchange
10 146 (1.19%) JBoss
11 143 (1.17%) WebSphere
12 104 (0.85%) Apache Solr
13 77 (0.63%) WordPress
14 74 (0.60%) Drupal
15 64 (0.52%) nginx
16 63 (0.51%) OpenStack
17 58 (0.47%) Apache Pig
18 51 (0.42%) Joomla!
19 47 (0.38%) GlassFish
20 41 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1150 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 397 (3.24%) MS Office
3 115 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 99 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 91 (0.74%) MS Project
6 89 (0.73%) Photoshop
7 80 (0.65%) SPSS
8 32 (0.26%) PowerPivot
9 31 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
10 25 (0.20%) XMetaL
11 19 (0.16%) Mathematica
12 17 (0.14%) CPLEX
13 15 (0.12%) Fireworks
14 14 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
15 13 (0.11%) InfoPath
16 12 (0.098%) Stata
17 11 (0.090%) Simulink
18 8 (0.065%) FrameMaker
19 6 (0.049%) Mingle
20 5 (0.041%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 71 (0.58%) Magento
2 70 (0.57%) Google Analytics
3 58 (0.47%) Sophis RISQUE
4 55 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 34 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 29 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 21 (0.17%) SAP FI
7 21 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
7 21 (0.17%) SAP CO
8 18 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
8 18 (0.15%) SiteCatalyst
9 16 (0.13%) SAP BPC
10 13 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
11 12 (0.098%) Oracle EBS R12
12 11 (0.090%) osCommerce
12 11 (0.090%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 11 (0.090%) HFM
13 10 (0.082%) Cognos TM1
13 10 (0.082%) SAP ERP
14 9 (0.073%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 281 (2.29%) SaaS
2 99 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
2 99 (0.81%) GitHub
3 83 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 74 (0.60%) Office 365
5 71 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
6 40 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 25 (0.20%) PaaS
8 23 (0.19%) Force.com
8 23 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (0.14%) Google Apps
10 15 (0.12%) IaaS
11 10 (0.082%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.082%) SuccessFactors
12 9 (0.073%) Joyent
13 8 (0.065%) Google Compute Engine
14 7 (0.057%) Google App Engine
14 7 (0.057%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.041%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (0.041%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 587 (4.79%) Internet
2 415 (3.39%) TCP/IP
3 315 (2.57%) HTTP
4 288 (2.35%) Firewall
5 204 (1.66%) DNS
6 180 (1.47%) VPN
7 171 (1.40%) Network Security
8 154 (1.26%) SAN
9 143 (1.17%) WAN
10 131 (1.07%) Wireless
11 123 (1.00%) LAN
12 95 (0.78%) VoIP
13 90 (0.73%) Wireshark
13 90 (0.73%) NAS
14 89 (0.73%) Ethernet
15 85 (0.69%) LDAP
16 80 (0.65%) DHCP
16 80 (0.65%) Intranet
17 78 (0.64%) SSL
18 76 (0.62%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2289 (18.68%) SQL Server
2 1038 (8.47%) MySQL
3 812 (6.62%) Relational Database
4 551 (4.50%) Big Data
5 394 (3.21%) NoSQL
6 367 (2.99%) MongoDB
7 366 (2.99%) Hadoop
8 362 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 307 (2.50%) RDBMS
10 295 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
11 292 (2.38%) Oracle Database
12 257 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
13 240 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 205 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 172 (1.40%) Data Mining
16 167 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
17 140 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
18 135 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
19 132 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 109 (0.89%) Redis
Development Applications
1 934 (7.62%) Git (software)
2 602 (4.91%) Visual Studio
3 558 (4.55%) Subversion
4 358 (2.92%) Selenium
5 350 (2.86%) Maven
6 334 (2.72%) JIRA
7 317 (2.59%) JUnit
8 287 (2.34%) Eclipse
9 273 (2.23%) Jenkins
10 243 (1.98%) NUnit
11 215 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
12 177 (1.44%) Rhino Mocks
13 140 (1.14%) Ant
14 122 (1.00%) Cucumber
15 114 (0.93%) Moq
16 107 (0.87%) Mockito
17 104 (0.85%) WebDriver
17 104 (0.85%) Jasmine
18 94 (0.77%) MSTest
19 81 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 3031 (24.73%) Finance
2 753 (6.14%) Banking
3 553 (4.51%) Marketing
4 537 (4.38%) Telecoms
5 449 (3.66%) Games
6 428 (3.49%) Front Office
7 423 (3.45%) Retail
8 288 (2.35%) Investment Banking
9 281 (2.29%) Electronics
10 219 (1.79%) Advertising
11 180 (1.47%) Financial Institution
12 166 (1.35%) Manufacturing
13 146 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
14 144 (1.17%) French Language
15 140 (1.14%) Legal
16 127 (1.04%) Publishing
17 111 (0.91%) German Language
18 84 (0.69%) Law
19 79 (0.64%) Aerospace
20 78 (0.64%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5960 (48.63%) Developer
2 1373 (11.20%) Graduate
3 1358 (11.08%) Software Engineer
4 1352 (11.03%) Java Developer
5 1251 (10.21%) Analyst
6 1026 (8.37%) Software Developer
7 964 (7.86%) Junior
8 858 (7.00%) Senior Developer
9 824 (6.72%) C# Developer
10 819 (6.68%) .NET Developer
11 662 (5.40%) Graduate Developer
12 654 (5.34%) Junior Developer
13 579 (4.72%) Consultant
14 491 (4.01%) Web Developer
15 438 (3.57%) C++ Developer
16 431 (3.52%) C# .NET Developer
17 388 (3.17%) Architect
18 335 (2.73%) Support Analyst
19 287 (2.34%) Programmer
20 269 (2.19%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2815 (22.97%) .NET
2 2544 (20.76%) HTML
3 2003 (16.34%) CSS
4 1407 (11.48%) ASP.NET
5 1402 (11.44%) XML
6 1240 (10.12%) jQuery
7 1100 (8.97%) Web Services
8 840 (6.85%) Spring
9 833 (6.80%) HTML5
10 560 (4.57%) .NET Framework
11 530 (4.32%) REST
12 523 (4.27%) WPF
13 514 (4.19%) ASP.NET MVC
14 509 (4.15%) WCF
15 500 (4.08%) J2EE
16 491 (4.01%) Ajax
17 477 (3.89%) CSS3
18 456 (3.72%) Hibernate
19 414 (3.38%) SOAP
20 391 (3.19%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2366 (19.30%) Mathematics
2 1635 (13.34%) Analytical Skills
3 905 (7.38%) Physics
4 863 (7.04%) Algorithms
5 625 (5.10%) Management Information System
6 624 (5.09%) Open Source
7 547 (4.46%) User Experience
8 502 (4.10%) Mobile App
9 373 (3.04%) Hedge funds
10 337 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
11 335 (2.73%) Data Structures
12 316 (2.58%) Visualisation
13 301 (2.46%) Statistics
14 275 (2.24%) Client/Server
15 202 (1.65%) Derivative
16 193 (1.57%) Social Media
17 156 (1.27%) Replication
18 153 (1.25%) iPhone
19 149 (1.22%) Economics
20 137 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2270 (18.52%) Linux
2 1960 (15.99%) Windows
3 1303 (10.63%) UNIX
4 718 (5.86%) Android
5 524 (4.28%) Apple iOS
6 276 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 176 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 160 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 133 (1.09%) Windows 7
10 118 (0.96%) Windows XP
11 103 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 100 (0.82%) Solaris
13 75 (0.61%) CentOS
14 69 (0.56%) Mac OS X
15 67 (0.55%) Debian
16 54 (0.44%) AIX
17 52 (0.42%) Windows 8
18 48 (0.39%) Ubuntu
19 43 (0.35%) Windows Phone
20 34 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3932 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3560 (29.04%) Software Engineering
3 2452 (20.00%) OO
4 1429 (11.66%) TDD
5 1246 (10.17%) Scrum
6 1127 (9.19%) MVC
7 938 (7.65%) OOP
8 840 (6.85%) Project Management
9 778 (6.35%) Unit Testing
10 741 (6.05%) Multithreading
11 736 (6.00%) Analytics
12 723 (5.90%) Web Development
13 695 (5.67%) E-Commerce
14 638 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
15 596 (4.86%) OOD
16 586 (4.78%) Mentoring
17 506 (4.13%) ITIL
18 467 (3.81%) Business Intelligence
19 389 (3.17%) SOA
20 361 (2.95%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4189 (34.18%) Java
2 3491 (28.48%) SQL
3 3438 (28.05%) C#
4 2961 (24.16%) JavaScript
5 2429 (19.82%) C++
6 1525 (12.44%) Python
7 1031 (8.41%) C
8 946 (7.72%) PHP
9 631 (5.15%) Perl
10 478 (3.90%) Ruby
11 400 (3.26%) T-SQL
12 399 (3.26%) VB.NET
13 332 (2.71%) VB
14 327 (2.67%) PL/SQL
15 286 (2.33%) Scala
16 234 (1.91%) Objective-C
17 204 (1.66%) Bash Shell
18 188 (1.53%) Shell Script
19 183 (1.49%) VBA
20 178 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9979 (81.41%) Degree
2 445 (3.63%) PhD
3 304 (2.48%) Security Cleared
4 246 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 233 (1.90%) ISEB
6 174 (1.42%) CISSP
6 174 (1.42%) SC Cleared
7 171 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
8 123 (1.00%) CCNA
9 117 (0.95%) HND
10 106 (0.86%) ISTQB
11 102 (0.83%) CISM
12 86 (0.70%) CISA
13 85 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
14 83 (0.68%) PMI Certification
15 77 (0.63%) MCSE
16 75 (0.61%) MBA
17 68 (0.55%) CCNP
18 62 (0.51%) MCP
19 58 (0.47%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 996 (8.13%) QA
2 180 (1.47%) SLA
3 142 (1.16%) ISO 9001
4 90 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 72 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 45 (0.37%) COBIT
7 43 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 30 (0.24%) ISO 9000
9 27 (0.22%) Data Quality
10 22 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 15 (0.12%) IEC 61508
12 12 (0.098%) JSP 440
12 12 (0.098%) Basel III
13 11 (0.090%) Solvency II
14 9 (0.073%) TickIT
15 8 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 12207
16 5 (0.041%) ISO 14001
16 5 (0.041%) WCAG
16 5 (0.041%) GPG13
16 5 (0.041%) EMIR
System Software
1 394 (3.21%) Active Directory
2 268 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (0.67%) Firmware
4 68 (0.55%) KVM
5 61 (0.50%) VMware ESX
6 53 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 47 (0.38%) Xen
8 40 (0.33%) NFS
9 35 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
10 33 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
11 30 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
12 28 (0.23%) vSphere
12 28 (0.23%) XenApp
13 27 (0.22%) XenServer
14 25 (0.20%) Varnish
15 21 (0.17%) IMail Server
16 18 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
17 17 (0.14%) XenDesktop
18 15 (0.12%) Postfix
18 15 (0.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 174 (1.42%) Puppet
2 123 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
3 114 (0.93%) Nagios
4 81 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
5 58 (0.47%) SCCM
6 57 (0.47%) Ansible
7 34 (0.28%) Vagrant
8 32 (0.26%) SCOM
9 29 (0.24%) ZABBIX
10 26 (0.21%) Salt
11 25 (0.20%) Zenoss
12 22 (0.18%) Data Guard
13 21 (0.17%) YUM
13 21 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
14 20 (0.16%) Capistrano
15 18 (0.15%) NetBackup
16 17 (0.14%) Backup Exec
17 16 (0.13%) Ganglia
18 15 (0.12%) OpenView
18 15 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1797 (14.66%) Microsoft
2 1303 (10.63%) Oracle
3 375 (3.06%) VMware
4 308 (2.51%) Cisco
5 269 (2.19%) Google
6 242 (1.97%) SAP
7 172 (1.40%) IBM
8 168 (1.37%) HP
9 148 (1.21%) Red Hat
10 144 (1.17%) Adobe
11 140 (1.14%) Zend
12 129 (1.05%) Citrix
13 118 (0.96%) Business Objects
14 109 (0.89%) Dell
15 96 (0.78%) Tableau
16 86 (0.70%) Cognos
17 79 (0.64%) Sybase
18 78 (0.64%) Sun
19 77 (0.63%) NetApp
20 71 (0.58%) hybris
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