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

Location
3 months to
27 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 5788 6365 6501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.09% 5.81% 5.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.54% 14.81% 14.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4705 5384 5481
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 £69,000 £72,800 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
42746 42966 44777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.58% 39.25% 38.98%
Number of salaries quoted 34484 34342 37475
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 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 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 27 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 -7 5355 £42,500 -5.55% 657
London -10 2629 £50,000 -4.76% 276
South East +6 1208 £40,000 - 157
East of England -2 553 £40,000 +14.28% 65
City of London -18 513 £55,000 - 85
South West -17 300 £33,250 +2.30% 52
Cambridgeshire -5 274 £41,500 +27.69% 49
Berkshire -6 269 £40,000 -5.88% 28
Cambridge 0 262 £41,250 +21.32% 44
Hampshire +15 233 £35,000 +12.00% 35
North West -2 221 £35,000 +7.69% 36
Surrey -3 220 £43,500 +8.75% 24
Scotland -8 202 £40,000 +6.66% 27
Hertfordshire -9 156 £40,000 - 11
East Midlands 0 153 £40,000 +6.66% 11
West Midlands -17 150 £30,500 -12.85% 22
Yorkshire -30 139 £30,000 -14.28% 31
Manchester -14 124 £35,000 +11.11% 24
Oxfordshire -2 122 £37,000 -1.33% 23
Reading 0 118 £50,000 +17.64% 14
Edinburgh +15 114 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Buckinghamshire +8 104 £40,000 +14.28% 9
East Sussex +13 101 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Bristol -29 95 £30,000 -14.28% 23
Brighton +9 83 £35,000 +9.37% 4
Milton Keynes +13 71 £34,500 +6.15% 4
Kent +37 70 £40,000 - 14
Cheshire -2 69 £32,500 -7.14% 10
Reigate +5 61 £50,000 +33.33% 3
West Yorkshire -30 57 £30,000 -17.24% 17

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 9788 (81.31%) Degree
2 4115 (34.18%) Java
3 3854 (32.02%) Agile Software Development
4 3507 (29.13%) Software Engineering
5 3456 (28.71%) SQL
6 3377 (28.05%) C#
7 2987 (24.81%) Finance
8 2905 (24.13%) JavaScript
9 2754 (22.88%) .NET
10 2479 (20.59%) HTML
11 2400 (19.94%) C++
12 2383 (19.80%) OO
13 2341 (19.45%) Mathematics
14 2241 (18.62%) SQL Server
15 2211 (18.37%) Linux
16 1955 (16.24%) CSS
17 1925 (15.99%) Windows
18 1762 (14.64%) Microsoft
19 1602 (13.31%) Analytical Skills
20 1480 (12.29%) Python
21 1412 (11.73%) TDD
22 1385 (11.51%) XML
23 1374 (11.41%) ASP.NET
24 1280 (10.63%) Oracle
25 1277 (10.61%) UNIX
26 1219 (10.13%) Scrum
27 1213 (10.08%) jQuery
28 1138 (9.45%) MS Excel
29 1108 (9.20%) MVC
30 1091 (9.06%) Web Services

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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
1 395 (3.28%) Apache
2 357 (2.97%) Tomcat
3 277 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 254 (2.11%) IIS
5 242 (2.01%) Node.js
6 224 (1.86%) CMS
7 184 (1.53%) SAS
8 172 (1.43%) WebLogic
9 153 (1.27%) MS Exchange
10 144 (1.20%) JBoss
11 139 (1.15%) WebSphere
12 101 (0.84%) Apache Solr
13 80 (0.66%) WordPress
14 76 (0.63%) Drupal
15 63 (0.52%) nginx
16 60 (0.50%) OpenStack
17 59 (0.49%) Apache Pig
18 50 (0.42%) Joomla!
19 47 (0.39%) GlassFish
20 40 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1138 (9.45%) MS Excel
2 389 (3.23%) MS Office
3 114 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 97 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 89 (0.74%) Photoshop
6 87 (0.72%) MS Project
7 79 (0.66%) SPSS
8 32 (0.27%) PowerPivot
9 30 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
10 25 (0.21%) XMetaL
11 19 (0.16%) Mathematica
12 17 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
12 17 (0.14%) CPLEX
13 14 (0.12%) Fireworks
14 12 (0.100%) InfoPath
15 11 (0.091%) Stata
15 11 (0.091%) Simulink
16 8 (0.066%) FrameMaker
17 6 (0.050%) Acrobat
17 6 (0.050%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 70 (0.58%) Google Analytics
2 67 (0.56%) Magento
3 59 (0.49%) Sophis RISQUE
4 52 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 33 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 24 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 21 (0.17%) SAP CO
7 21 (0.17%) SAP FI
7 21 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
8 19 (0.16%) SiteCatalyst
9 18 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
10 16 (0.13%) SAP BPC
11 13 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
11 13 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
12 12 (0.100%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 11 (0.091%) SAP ERP
13 11 (0.091%) HFM
14 10 (0.083%) osCommerce
15 9 (0.075%) Oracle General Ledger
15 9 (0.075%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 277 (2.30%) SaaS
2 102 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
3 99 (0.82%) GitHub
4 86 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
5 75 (0.62%) Office 365
6 72 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
7 39 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (0.21%) PaaS
9 22 (0.18%) Force.com
9 22 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (0.14%) Google Apps
10 17 (0.14%) IaaS
11 10 (0.083%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.083%) SuccessFactors
12 9 (0.075%) Joyent
13 8 (0.066%) Google Compute Engine
14 7 (0.058%) Amazon SQS
15 6 (0.050%) Google App Engine
16 5 (0.042%) Amazon EMR
16 5 (0.042%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 567 (4.71%) Internet
2 411 (3.41%) TCP/IP
3 308 (2.56%) HTTP
4 286 (2.38%) Firewall
5 196 (1.63%) DNS
6 175 (1.45%) VPN
7 165 (1.37%) Network Security
8 149 (1.24%) SAN
9 139 (1.15%) WAN
10 129 (1.07%) Wireless
11 118 (0.98%) LAN
12 89 (0.74%) VoIP
13 88 (0.73%) Ethernet
13 88 (0.73%) NAS
14 84 (0.70%) LDAP
15 83 (0.69%) Wireshark
16 78 (0.65%) DHCP
17 76 (0.63%) Intranet
18 75 (0.62%) SSL
18 75 (0.62%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2241 (18.62%) SQL Server
2 1009 (8.38%) MySQL
3 781 (6.49%) Relational Database
4 544 (4.52%) Big Data
5 390 (3.24%) NoSQL
6 361 (3.00%) Hadoop
7 355 (2.95%) MongoDB
8 353 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
9 297 (2.47%) RDBMS
10 290 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
11 281 (2.33%) Oracle Database
12 249 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
13 230 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 199 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 166 (1.38%) Data Mining
16 164 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
17 138 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
18 129 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
19 127 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 111 (0.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 912 (7.58%) Git (software)
2 589 (4.89%) Visual Studio
3 545 (4.53%) Subversion
4 350 (2.91%) Maven
5 348 (2.89%) Selenium
6 332 (2.76%) JIRA
7 306 (2.54%) JUnit
8 289 (2.40%) Eclipse
9 261 (2.17%) Jenkins
10 239 (1.99%) NUnit
11 220 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
12 177 (1.47%) Rhino Mocks
13 139 (1.15%) Ant
14 116 (0.96%) Cucumber
15 112 (0.93%) Moq
16 103 (0.86%) Mockito
17 101 (0.84%) Jasmine
18 98 (0.81%) WebDriver
19 94 (0.78%) MSTest
20 76 (0.63%) TeamCity
General
1 2987 (24.81%) Finance
2 739 (6.14%) Banking
3 543 (4.51%) Marketing
4 533 (4.43%) Telecoms
5 435 (3.61%) Games
6 417 (3.46%) Front Office
7 407 (3.38%) Retail
8 281 (2.33%) Investment Banking
9 277 (2.30%) Electronics
10 215 (1.79%) Advertising
11 179 (1.49%) Financial Institution
12 165 (1.37%) Manufacturing
13 144 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
14 142 (1.18%) French Language
15 138 (1.15%) Legal
16 118 (0.98%) Publishing
17 109 (0.91%) German Language
18 82 (0.68%) Law
19 79 (0.66%) Aerospace
20 77 (0.64%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5852 (48.61%) Developer
2 1340 (11.13%) Software Engineer
3 1337 (11.11%) Graduate
4 1321 (10.97%) Java Developer
5 1225 (10.18%) Analyst
6 1013 (8.42%) Software Developer
7 937 (7.78%) Junior
8 850 (7.06%) Senior Developer
9 813 (6.75%) C# Developer
10 786 (6.53%) .NET Developer
11 641 (5.32%) Graduate Developer
12 631 (5.24%) Junior Developer
13 570 (4.74%) Consultant
14 485 (4.03%) Web Developer
15 427 (3.55%) C++ Developer
16 422 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
17 371 (3.08%) Architect
18 328 (2.72%) Support Analyst
19 284 (2.36%) Programmer
20 268 (2.23%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2754 (22.88%) .NET
2 2479 (20.59%) HTML
3 1955 (16.24%) CSS
4 1385 (11.51%) XML
5 1374 (11.41%) ASP.NET
6 1213 (10.08%) jQuery
7 1091 (9.06%) Web Services
8 823 (6.84%) Spring
9 816 (6.78%) HTML5
10 546 (4.54%) .NET Framework
11 524 (4.35%) REST
12 509 (4.23%) WPF
13 505 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
14 499 (4.15%) WCF
14 499 (4.15%) J2EE
15 478 (3.97%) Ajax
16 469 (3.90%) CSS3
17 453 (3.76%) Hibernate
18 410 (3.41%) SOAP
19 389 (3.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2341 (19.45%) Mathematics
2 1602 (13.31%) Analytical Skills
3 887 (7.37%) Physics
4 851 (7.07%) Algorithms
5 606 (5.03%) Management Information System
6 605 (5.03%) Open Source
7 544 (4.52%) User Experience
8 501 (4.16%) Mobile App
9 376 (3.12%) Hedge funds
10 332 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
11 331 (2.75%) Data Structures
12 313 (2.60%) Visualisation
13 295 (2.45%) Statistics
14 274 (2.28%) Client/Server
15 204 (1.69%) Derivative
16 182 (1.51%) Social Media
17 155 (1.29%) iPhone
18 153 (1.27%) Replication
19 142 (1.18%) Economics
20 130 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2211 (18.37%) Linux
2 1925 (15.99%) Windows
3 1277 (10.61%) UNIX
4 716 (5.95%) Android
5 527 (4.38%) Apple iOS
6 271 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 169 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 152 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 130 (1.08%) Windows 7
10 114 (0.95%) Windows XP
11 103 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 101 (0.84%) Solaris
13 69 (0.57%) CentOS
14 68 (0.56%) Mac OS X
15 60 (0.50%) Debian
16 55 (0.46%) AIX
17 47 (0.39%) Windows 8
18 45 (0.37%) Ubuntu
19 43 (0.36%) Windows Phone
20 35 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3854 (32.02%) Agile Software Development
2 3507 (29.13%) Software Engineering
3 2383 (19.80%) OO
4 1412 (11.73%) TDD
5 1219 (10.13%) Scrum
6 1108 (9.20%) MVC
7 909 (7.55%) OOP
8 817 (6.79%) Project Management
9 766 (6.36%) Unit Testing
10 738 (6.13%) Multithreading
11 729 (6.06%) Analytics
12 717 (5.96%) Web Development
13 675 (5.61%) E-Commerce
14 627 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
15 590 (4.90%) OOD
16 580 (4.82%) Mentoring
17 488 (4.05%) ITIL
18 457 (3.80%) Business Intelligence
19 384 (3.19%) SOA
20 348 (2.89%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4115 (34.18%) Java
2 3456 (28.71%) SQL
3 3377 (28.05%) C#
4 2905 (24.13%) JavaScript
5 2400 (19.94%) C++
6 1480 (12.29%) Python
7 1009 (8.38%) C
8 928 (7.71%) PHP
9 604 (5.02%) Perl
10 462 (3.84%) Ruby
11 400 (3.32%) T-SQL
12 381 (3.16%) VB.NET
13 327 (2.72%) VB
14 325 (2.70%) PL/SQL
15 279 (2.32%) Scala
16 233 (1.94%) Objective-C
17 199 (1.65%) Bash Shell
18 181 (1.50%) Shell Script
18 181 (1.50%) VBA
19 174 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9788 (81.31%) Degree
2 444 (3.69%) PhD
3 293 (2.43%) Security Cleared
4 238 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 227 (1.89%) ISEB
6 176 (1.46%) SC Cleared
7 173 (1.44%) CISSP
8 166 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
9 123 (1.02%) HND
10 117 (0.97%) CCNA
11 104 (0.86%) ISTQB
12 103 (0.86%) CISM
13 86 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
14 85 (0.71%) CISA
15 81 (0.67%) PMI Certification
16 78 (0.65%) MBA
17 73 (0.61%) MCSE
18 64 (0.53%) CCNP
19 62 (0.52%) MCP
20 57 (0.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 974 (8.09%) QA
2 175 (1.45%) SLA
3 139 (1.15%) ISO 9001
4 86 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 71 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 44 (0.37%) COBIT
7 43 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 26 (0.22%) ISO 9000
9 25 (0.21%) Data Quality
10 22 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 14 (0.12%) IEC 61508
12 13 (0.11%) JSP 440
13 12 (0.100%) Basel III
14 9 (0.075%) Solvency II
14 9 (0.075%) TickIT
15 8 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 12207
16 6 (0.050%) JTAG
17 5 (0.042%) GPG13
17 5 (0.042%) EMIR
17 5 (0.042%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 395 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 263 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (0.63%) Firmware
4 67 (0.56%) KVM
5 58 (0.48%) VMware ESX
6 56 (0.47%) Hyper-V
7 47 (0.39%) Xen
8 39 (0.32%) NFS
9 35 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
10 32 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
11 31 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
12 30 (0.25%) vSphere
13 25 (0.21%) Varnish
13 25 (0.21%) XenApp
14 24 (0.20%) XenServer
15 21 (0.17%) IMail Server
16 18 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
17 16 (0.13%) XenDesktop
17 16 (0.13%) Docker
18 14 (0.12%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 168 (1.40%) Puppet
2 121 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
3 106 (0.88%) Nagios
4 81 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
5 57 (0.47%) Ansible
5 57 (0.47%) SCCM
6 33 (0.27%) Vagrant
7 32 (0.27%) SCOM
8 27 (0.22%) ZABBIX
9 26 (0.22%) Salt
10 22 (0.18%) Data Guard
11 21 (0.17%) Zenoss
12 20 (0.17%) YUM
12 20 (0.17%) Capistrano
13 19 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
14 18 (0.15%) NetBackup
15 17 (0.14%) Backup Exec
16 16 (0.13%) Ganglia
17 15 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 14 (0.12%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1762 (14.64%) Microsoft
2 1280 (10.63%) Oracle
3 367 (3.05%) VMware
4 299 (2.48%) Cisco
5 270 (2.24%) Google
6 239 (1.99%) SAP
7 166 (1.38%) HP
8 160 (1.33%) IBM
9 142 (1.18%) Adobe
10 139 (1.15%) Red Hat
11 133 (1.10%) Zend
12 124 (1.03%) Citrix
13 113 (0.94%) Business Objects
14 109 (0.91%) Dell
15 94 (0.78%) Tableau
16 84 (0.70%) Cognos
17 81 (0.67%) Sun
18 77 (0.64%) NetApp
19 76 (0.63%) Sybase
20 69 (0.57%) hybris
City, London
Premier Media
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Premier Media
Salary: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
C4 Commerce
Salary: Unspecified Salary neg,Private Healthcare,Bonus Scheme,Private Dental
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bath, Avon
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £18k - 22k per year + benefits and training
Posted: 11 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
EURO CONSULTING LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum including bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Surrey
ECM Selection
Salary: up to £50k
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Surrey
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago