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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 30 51 43
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -8
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 6634 5030 5855
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.51% 4.79% 5.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.33% 11.89% 13.79%
Number of salaries quoted 5419 4147 4789
Average salary £45,000 £43,197 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.17% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +3.89%

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
43284 42305 42447
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.49% 40.28% 40.84%
Number of salaries quoted 34684 34230 33014
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 14 February 2016 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 14 February 2016. 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 +22 6186 £47,500 +5.55% 844
London +16 3091 £55,000 +4.76% 412
South East +13 1374 £40,000 - 146
East of England +6 608 £40,000 - 95
City of London +26 438 £55,000 - 98
South West +25 346 £35,000 - 53
Surrey +24 294 £45,000 +5.88% 34
Berkshire +10 281 £45,000 +5.88% 38
Cambridgeshire +1 253 £39,500 -1.25% 51
Cambridge +1 216 £39,500 -1.25% 44
Scotland +8 214 £40,000 +3.89% 39
West Midlands +37 207 £36,500 +26.95% 27
Hampshire +17 196 £36,000 +2.85% 21
Yorkshire +79 195 £35,000 +16.66% 26
East Midlands +41 192 £36,750 +5.00% 21
North West +17 182 £37,500 +16.27% 54
West Sussex +13 168 £37,500 - 14
Bristol +31 160 £40,000 +14.28% 29
Essex +34 150 £46,250 +54.16% 15
Oxfordshire -2 148 £45,000 +9.75% 15
Reading +4 144 £55,000 +29.41% 21
West Yorkshire +89 138 £38,750 +5.44% 17
Hertfordshire +7 138 £42,500 - 23
East Sussex +26 123 £37,500 +5.63% 8
Leeds +75 114 £40,000 -1.23% 14
Buckinghamshire +26 114 £38,500 +0.65% 9
Manchester +12 114 £42,500 +21.42% 29
Brighton +21 107 £39,544 +21.67% 7
Nottinghamshire +26 94 £35,000 +27.27% 13
Nottingham +22 93 £35,000 +27.27% 13

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 10391 (78.77%) Degree
2 4383 (33.22%) Java
3 4343 (32.92%) Agile Software Development
4 3890 (29.49%) SQL
5 3547 (26.89%) Finance
6 3451 (26.16%) Software Engineering
7 3373 (25.57%) C#
8 3204 (24.29%) JavaScript
9 2771 (21.01%) HTML
10 2726 (20.66%) .NET
11 2495 (18.91%) Mathematics
12 2371 (17.97%) Linux
13 2347 (17.79%) C++
14 2193 (16.62%) SQL Server
15 2186 (16.57%) Windows
16 2169 (16.44%) CSS
17 2030 (15.39%) OO
18 2015 (15.27%) Python
19 1947 (14.76%) Analytical Skills
20 1660 (12.58%) Microsoft
21 1623 (12.30%) Oracle
22 1453 (11.01%) TDD
23 1428 (10.82%) Web Services
24 1358 (10.29%) jQuery
25 1293 (9.80%) Scrum
26 1258 (9.54%) MVC
27 1153 (8.74%) ASP.NET
28 1145 (8.68%) HTML5
29 1141 (8.65%) XML
30 1017 (7.71%) Analytics

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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
1 546 (4.14%) Node.js
2 449 (3.40%) Apache
3 321 (2.43%) IIS
4 294 (2.23%) Tomcat
5 293 (2.22%) SharePoint
6 225 (1.71%) Apache Spark
7 192 (1.46%) WebSphere
8 189 (1.43%) JBoss
9 182 (1.38%) WebLogic
10 180 (1.36%) SAS
11 169 (1.28%) CMS
12 151 (1.14%) MS Exchange
13 110 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
14 98 (0.74%) Apache Pig
15 94 (0.71%) nginx
16 85 (0.64%) Apache Solr
17 60 (0.45%) Confluence
18 57 (0.43%) Drupal
19 49 (0.37%) WordPress
20 46 (0.35%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1014 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 371 (2.81%) MS Office
3 122 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 87 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 82 (0.62%) Photoshop
6 52 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
6 52 (0.39%) SPSS
7 42 (0.32%) MS Project
8 25 (0.19%) Acrobat
9 24 (0.18%) XMetaL
10 20 (0.15%) Mathematica
11 14 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 13 (0.099%) Fireworks
13 12 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
14 8 (0.061%) Adobe Captivate
15 7 (0.053%) FrameMaker
15 7 (0.053%) LaTeX
15 7 (0.053%) RoboHelp
16 6 (0.045%) AutoCAD
16 6 (0.045%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 101 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.33%) Magento
2 44 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 35 (0.27%) Eagle PACE
4 30 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
5 29 (0.22%) Markit EDM
6 28 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 27 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
8 26 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
9 25 (0.19%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
9 25 (0.19%) Front Arena
9 25 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
10 24 (0.18%) Advent Moxy
10 24 (0.18%) Beauchamp
10 24 (0.18%) Eze OMS
10 24 (0.18%) MultiFonds
10 24 (0.18%) PORTIA
10 24 (0.18%) Temenos Triple'A Plus
10 24 (0.18%) thinkFolio
10 24 (0.18%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 466 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 383 (2.90%) SaaS
3 210 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 209 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
5 186 (1.41%) GitHub
6 80 (0.61%) Office 365
7 66 (0.50%) Google Analytics
8 44 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
9 33 (0.25%) IaaS
10 28 (0.21%) PaaS
11 26 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 20 (0.15%) Amazon S3
13 18 (0.14%) Heroku
14 16 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
15 12 (0.091%) Amazon SQS
16 11 (0.083%) Force.com
16 11 (0.083%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 9 (0.068%) Amazon EMR
18 8 (0.061%) Google App Engine
18 8 (0.061%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 531 (4.03%) Internet
2 405 (3.07%) TCP/IP
3 317 (2.40%) Firewall
4 239 (1.81%) DNS
5 237 (1.80%) HTTP
6 149 (1.13%) Network Security
7 145 (1.10%) VPN
8 131 (0.99%) LDAP
9 122 (0.92%) SSL
10 116 (0.88%) SAN
11 114 (0.86%) VoIP
12 104 (0.79%) LAN
13 102 (0.77%) Intranet
14 99 (0.75%) WAN
15 86 (0.65%) Wireshark
16 85 (0.64%) Wireless
17 82 (0.62%) DHCP
18 77 (0.58%) VLAN
19 76 (0.58%) MPLS
20 69 (0.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2193 (16.62%) SQL Server
2 988 (7.49%) Relational Database
3 937 (7.10%) MySQL
4 802 (6.08%) Big Data
5 669 (5.07%) NoSQL
6 453 (3.43%) Oracle Database
7 441 (3.34%) Hadoop
8 378 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
9 366 (2.77%) MongoDB
10 341 (2.58%) RDBMS
11 294 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
12 270 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 265 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
14 243 (1.84%) Data Mining
15 226 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 147 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
17 146 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
18 139 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 136 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
20 135 (1.02%) DB2
Development Applications
1 964 (7.31%) Git (software)
2 536 (4.06%) Subversion
3 472 (3.58%) Visual Studio
4 446 (3.38%) JIRA
5 418 (3.17%) Selenium
6 408 (3.09%) Jenkins
7 397 (3.01%) Maven
8 352 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 306 (2.32%) JUnit
10 253 (1.92%) NUnit
11 248 (1.88%) Eclipse
12 146 (1.11%) Ant
13 144 (1.09%) Moq
14 128 (0.97%) Rhino Mocks
15 122 (0.92%) TeamCity
16 118 (0.89%) Grunt
17 115 (0.87%) Mercurial
18 114 (0.86%) MSTest
19 112 (0.85%) gulp
20 111 (0.84%) Cucumber
General
1 3547 (26.89%) Finance
2 800 (6.06%) Banking
3 775 (5.87%) Telecoms
4 586 (4.44%) Marketing
5 483 (3.66%) Retail
6 441 (3.34%) Games
7 438 (3.32%) Front Office
8 251 (1.90%) Electronics
9 219 (1.66%) Advertising
10 202 (1.53%) Manufacturing
11 198 (1.50%) Investment Banking
12 175 (1.33%) Financial Institution
13 160 (1.21%) Legal
14 129 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
15 123 (0.93%) Automotive
16 121 (0.92%) Back Office
17 104 (0.79%) Law
18 90 (0.68%) Billing
19 83 (0.63%) German Language
20 75 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6258 (47.44%) Developer
2 1637 (12.41%) Java Developer
3 1431 (10.85%) C# Developer
4 1285 (9.74%) Graduate
5 1275 (9.66%) Analyst
6 1131 (8.57%) Software Engineer
7 1090 (8.26%) .NET Developer
8 1087 (8.24%) Junior
9 947 (7.18%) Software Developer
10 890 (6.75%) Senior Developer
11 783 (5.94%) Graduate Developer
12 728 (5.52%) C# .NET Developer
13 722 (5.47%) Junior Developer
14 612 (4.64%) C++ Developer
15 549 (4.16%) JavaScript Developer
16 540 (4.09%) Architect
17 532 (4.03%) Consultant
18 451 (3.42%) SQL Developer
19 421 (3.19%) Java Engineer
20 415 (3.15%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2771 (21.01%) HTML
2 2726 (20.66%) .NET
3 2169 (16.44%) CSS
4 1428 (10.82%) Web Services
5 1358 (10.29%) jQuery
6 1153 (8.74%) ASP.NET
7 1145 (8.68%) HTML5
8 1141 (8.65%) XML
9 981 (7.44%) AngularJS
10 867 (6.57%) Spring
11 613 (4.65%) CSS3
12 579 (4.39%) ASP.NET MVC
13 539 (4.09%) J2EE
14 522 (3.96%) REST
15 521 (3.95%) WPF
16 515 (3.90%) WCF
17 511 (3.87%) RESTful
18 472 (3.58%) .NET Framework
19 469 (3.56%) Ajax
20 462 (3.50%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2495 (18.91%) Mathematics
2 1947 (14.76%) Analytical Skills
3 970 (7.35%) Physics
4 926 (7.02%) Algorithms
5 754 (5.72%) Management Information System
6 603 (4.57%) Hedge funds
7 546 (4.14%) User Experience
8 525 (3.98%) Data Structures
9 463 (3.51%) Statistics
10 412 (3.12%) Mobile App
11 371 (2.81%) Visualisation
12 368 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
13 201 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 188 (1.43%) Data Centre
15 183 (1.39%) Client/Server
15 183 (1.39%) Derivative
16 171 (1.30%) Equities
16 171 (1.30%) N-Tier
17 149 (1.13%) Data Integration
18 143 (1.08%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2371 (17.97%) Linux
2 2186 (16.57%) Windows
3 1016 (7.70%) Unix
4 773 (5.86%) Android
5 689 (5.22%) Apple iOS
6 483 (3.66%) Windows Server
7 172 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 150 (1.14%) Windows 7
9 120 (0.91%) Solaris
10 115 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 111 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 86 (0.65%) Mac OS X
13 82 (0.62%) CentOS
14 77 (0.58%) Windows XP
15 69 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
16 63 (0.48%) Debian
17 59 (0.45%) Windows 8
18 56 (0.42%) Ubuntu
19 36 (0.27%) AIX
20 34 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4343 (32.92%) Agile Software Development
2 3451 (26.16%) Software Engineering
3 2030 (15.39%) OO
4 1453 (11.01%) TDD
5 1293 (9.80%) Scrum
6 1258 (9.54%) MVC
7 1017 (7.71%) Analytics
8 1002 (7.60%) SDLC
9 890 (6.75%) Continuous Integration
10 863 (6.54%) OOP
11 815 (6.18%) Multithreading
12 777 (5.89%) Unit Testing
13 759 (5.75%) Project Management
14 750 (5.69%) E-Commerce
15 748 (5.67%) Open Source
16 733 (5.56%) Web Development
17 721 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
18 556 (4.21%) Mentoring
19 512 (3.88%) OOD
20 495 (3.75%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 4383 (33.22%) Java
2 3890 (29.49%) SQL
3 3373 (25.57%) C#
4 3204 (24.29%) JavaScript
5 2347 (17.79%) C++
6 2015 (15.27%) Python
7 858 (6.50%) C
8 846 (6.41%) PHP
9 528 (4.00%) Perl
10 489 (3.71%) Ruby
11 429 (3.25%) Scala
12 379 (2.87%) VB.NET
13 367 (2.78%) R
14 366 (2.77%) T-SQL
15 328 (2.49%) PL/SQL
16 303 (2.30%) Shell Script
17 256 (1.94%) Objective-C
18 241 (1.83%) VB
19 214 (1.62%) Bash Shell
20 205 (1.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10391 (78.77%) Degree
2 573 (4.34%) PhD
3 377 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 240 (1.82%) CISSP
5 237 (1.80%) ISEB
6 231 (1.75%) SC Cleared
7 228 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 223 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
9 161 (1.22%) CISM
10 153 (1.16%) ISTQB
11 144 (1.09%) CISA
12 128 (0.97%) CCNA
13 105 (0.80%) HND
14 102 (0.77%) CCNP
15 96 (0.73%) MCSE
16 79 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 77 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
18 76 (0.58%) DV Cleared
19 66 (0.50%) MCP
20 65 (0.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 991 (7.51%) QA
2 176 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 133 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 126 (0.96%) SLA
5 117 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 58 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 57 (0.43%) COBIT
8 53 (0.40%) ISO 9001
9 20 (0.15%) AIFMD
10 16 (0.12%) MiFID
11 15 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 7816
11 15 (0.11%) ISO15022
11 15 (0.11%) ISO20022
12 14 (0.11%) ISO 9000
13 11 (0.083%) SDET
13 11 (0.083%) SSAE 16
14 10 (0.076%) JSP 440
14 10 (0.076%) TickIT
15 9 (0.068%) HIPAA
15 9 (0.068%) PMBOK
System Software
1 400 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 232 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (1.14%) Docker
4 88 (0.67%) Firmware
5 60 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 47 (0.36%) VMware ESX
7 36 (0.27%) HDFS
7 36 (0.27%) NFS
8 35 (0.27%) Varnish
9 32 (0.24%) vSphere
9 32 (0.24%) XenApp
10 27 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 27 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
11 25 (0.19%) iptables
12 24 (0.18%) VirtualBox
13 23 (0.17%) Squid
14 20 (0.15%) Cygwin
15 19 (0.14%) Snort
16 17 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
16 17 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 135 (1.02%) Puppet
2 129 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
3 77 (0.58%) Ansible
4 69 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
5 67 (0.51%) SCCM
6 51 (0.39%) Nagios
7 37 (0.28%) Mesos
8 36 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 35 (0.27%) Backup Exec
9 35 (0.27%) Data Guard
10 31 (0.23%) ZABBIX
11 29 (0.22%) Graphite
12 27 (0.20%) Cacti
13 21 (0.16%) Capistrano
13 21 (0.16%) SCOM
14 19 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
15 18 (0.14%) Rundeck
15 18 (0.14%) yum
16 17 (0.13%) Control-M
17 16 (0.12%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1660 (12.58%) Microsoft
2 1623 (12.30%) Oracle
3 328 (2.49%) VMware
4 302 (2.29%) Google
5 263 (1.99%) Cisco
6 207 (1.57%) SAP
7 190 (1.44%) IBM
8 164 (1.24%) Tableau
9 158 (1.20%) Citrix
10 155 (1.17%) HP
11 153 (1.16%) Sybase
12 133 (1.01%) Red Hat
13 112 (0.85%) Informatica
14 111 (0.84%) Facebook
15 107 (0.81%) Adobe
16 97 (0.74%) Sun
17 91 (0.69%) Bloomberg
18 84 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
19 81 (0.61%) Zend
20 73 (0.55%) hybris
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands
Interserve FM
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £830000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + Greenfield Development + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
AAP3
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + it
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £26,000 per annum Plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum Plus Bonus and Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £70000 Per Annum Plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £0 - £65000 per annum, Benefits 17% salary flex benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Benefits package (Including Bonus)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum Level of salary really dependent on
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40k - 60k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Salary: £70000.00 - £72000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Tech
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday