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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 36 33 50
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 5420 6612 5784
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.97% 6.22% 5.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.72% 14.63% 12.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4529 5275 4707
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
36816 45202 46174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.54% 42.56% 40.25%
Number of salaries quoted 30051 36006 37313
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £29,433 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Computer Science as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 5 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 5147 £47,500 +5.55% 747
London +1 2552 £57,500 +4.54% 391
South East -4 1056 £42,000 +5.00% 115
East of England -3 491 £40,750 +1.87% 86
City of London +6 379 £60,000 +9.09% 78
Berkshire -2 278 £50,000 - 33
North West +20 274 £40,000 +14.28% 40
South West 0 271 £37,500 +7.14% 33
Cambridgeshire +1 230 £40,000 +2.56% 59
Cambridge +3 213 £40,000 - 55
East Midlands -4 208 £37,500 +7.14% 25
Hampshire +6 202 £37,500 +22.95% 21
Surrey -3 202 £45,000 - 25
West Midlands -6 201 £34,000 -2.85% 25
Manchester +16 165 £47,500 +26.66% 28
Oxfordshire 0 131 £48,500 +7.77% 13
Bristol +13 128 £41,250 +1.85% 13
Reading -7 122 £47,500 -9.52% 15
Yorkshire -38 120 £37,500 +7.14% 31
Scotland +5 119 £40,000 - 23
Birmingham +16 108 £27,500 -21.42% 5
Hertfordshire -1 106 £40,000 -12.56% 14
Nottinghamshire +5 91 £37,500 +7.14% 14
Nottingham +7 85 £37,500 +7.14% 13
Buckinghamshire -25 78 £37,750 +7.85% 8
West Sussex -2 75 £43,750 +9.37% 5
West Yorkshire -32 71 £40,000 - 25
Essex -12 68 £47,500 +31.94% 5
Milton Keynes +1 62 £37,750 +0.66% 5
Edinburgh +25 60 £44,500 +14.10% 15

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 8582 (77.62%) Degree
2 3468 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
3 3326 (30.08%) Java
4 3092 (27.97%) SQL
5 2981 (26.96%) C#
6 2751 (24.88%) Software Engineering
7 2678 (24.22%) JavaScript
8 2621 (23.71%) Finance
9 2434 (22.02%) .NET
10 2261 (20.45%) HTML
11 2169 (19.62%) Mathematics
12 1910 (17.28%) Python
13 1902 (17.20%) CSS
14 1883 (17.03%) C++
15 1816 (16.43%) SQL Server
16 1733 (15.67%) Linux
17 1556 (14.07%) OO
18 1525 (13.79%) Windows
19 1459 (13.20%) Microsoft
20 1386 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
21 1270 (11.49%) ASP.NET
22 1168 (10.56%) TDD
23 1152 (10.42%) MVC
24 1129 (10.21%) Scrum
25 1115 (10.09%) AngularJS
26 1107 (10.01%) Oracle
27 1062 (9.61%) Web Development
28 1045 (9.45%) jQuery
29 970 (8.77%) Physics
29 970 (8.77%) Web Services

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 307 (2.78%) Apache Spark
2 278 (2.51%) Apache
3 252 (2.28%) IIS
4 225 (2.04%) SharePoint
5 179 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
6 172 (1.56%) Tomcat
7 161 (1.46%) CMS
8 147 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 136 (1.23%) JBoss
10 135 (1.22%) SAS
11 130 (1.18%) WebSphere
12 128 (1.16%) MS Exchange
13 100 (0.90%) Confluence
14 90 (0.81%) WebLogic
15 71 (0.64%) Apache Solr
16 61 (0.55%) Drupal
17 60 (0.54%) Apache Pig
18 55 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
19 51 (0.46%) OpenStack
20 49 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 839 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 262 (2.37%) MS Office
3 94 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 73 (0.66%) SPSS
5 70 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 46 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 44 (0.40%) MS Project
8 21 (0.19%) Fireworks
9 20 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 18 (0.16%) Stata
11 12 (0.11%) Casewise Modeler
12 11 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
13 10 (0.090%) InDesign
14 8 (0.072%) Simulink
14 8 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
15 5 (0.045%) Chatbot
15 5 (0.045%) SOLIDWORKS
16 4 (0.036%) InfoPath
17 3 (0.027%) Blender
17 3 (0.027%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 41 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
2 40 (0.36%) Magento
3 35 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 28 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 24 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 24 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 19 (0.17%) Sentinel
7 18 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
8 17 (0.15%) SAP BPC
9 12 (0.11%) SAP CRM
10 11 (0.099%) Oracle BPM
10 11 (0.099%) Oracle Cash Management
11 10 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
11 10 (0.090%) Oracle Financials
12 9 (0.081%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 8 (0.072%) nopCommerce
13 8 (0.072%) Oracle CRM
13 8 (0.072%) Radian6
13 8 (0.072%) SAP HR
14 7 (0.063%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 658 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
2 443 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 353 (3.19%) SaaS
4 243 (2.20%) GitHub
5 175 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
6 139 (1.26%) PaaS
7 119 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
8 117 (1.06%) IaaS
9 94 (0.85%) Office 365
10 54 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
11 53 (0.48%) Google Analytics
12 41 (0.37%) Amazon S3
13 29 (0.26%) Heroku
14 25 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
15 24 (0.22%) iTunes
16 21 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
17 20 (0.18%) Google Play
18 19 (0.17%) Force.com
19 17 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
20 16 (0.14%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 451 (4.08%) Firewall
2 389 (3.52%) Internet
3 277 (2.51%) TCP/IP
4 241 (2.18%) Network Security
5 231 (2.09%) HTTP
6 193 (1.75%) DNS
7 164 (1.48%) WAN
8 152 (1.37%) LAN
9 137 (1.24%) SAN
10 129 (1.17%) VPN
11 119 (1.08%) Wireless
12 103 (0.93%) LDAP
13 94 (0.85%) DHCP
14 93 (0.84%) VoIP
15 84 (0.76%) OSPF
16 78 (0.71%) SSL
17 74 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
18 70 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
19 64 (0.58%) FTP
20 59 (0.53%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1816 (16.43%) SQL Server
2 809 (7.32%) MySQL
3 723 (6.54%) Big Data
4 656 (5.93%) Relational Database
5 600 (5.43%) NoSQL
6 399 (3.61%) MongoDB
7 338 (3.06%) Hadoop
8 264 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
9 242 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
10 230 (2.08%) RDBMS
11 222 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
12 217 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 207 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
14 190 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 177 (1.60%) Oracle Database
16 151 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
17 144 (1.30%) Data Mining
18 113 (1.02%) Apache Hive
19 107 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
20 100 (0.90%) GIS
Development Applications
1 900 (8.14%) Git (software)
2 408 (3.69%) Visual Studio
3 404 (3.65%) Jenkins
4 382 (3.46%) Selenium
5 343 (3.10%) JIRA
6 293 (2.65%) Subversion
7 254 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 228 (2.06%) Maven
9 225 (2.04%) NUnit
10 179 (1.62%) JUnit
11 168 (1.52%) TeamCity
12 154 (1.39%) gulp
13 137 (1.24%) Grunt
14 135 (1.22%) MSTest
15 125 (1.13%) Cucumber
16 111 (1.00%) Eclipse
17 108 (0.98%) Rhino Mocks
18 101 (0.91%) Moq
19 99 (0.90%) Gradle
20 97 (0.88%) Ant
General
1 2621 (23.71%) Finance
2 719 (6.50%) Banking
3 550 (4.97%) Telecoms
4 526 (4.76%) Marketing
5 394 (3.56%) Games
6 389 (3.52%) Retail
7 239 (2.16%) Advertising
8 230 (2.08%) Publishing
9 218 (1.97%) Front Office
10 201 (1.82%) Manufacturing
11 180 (1.63%) Electronics
12 178 (1.61%) Investment Banking
13 150 (1.36%) Automotive
14 130 (1.18%) Legal
15 124 (1.12%) Back Office
16 114 (1.03%) Financial Institution
17 112 (1.01%) German Language
18 96 (0.87%) French Language
19 94 (0.85%) Aerospace
19 94 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5326 (48.17%) Developer
2 1286 (11.63%) Graduate
3 1241 (11.22%) Java Developer
4 1117 (10.10%) C# Developer
5 1076 (9.73%) .NET Developer
6 951 (8.60%) Software Engineer
7 932 (8.43%) Software Developer
8 889 (8.04%) Analyst
9 812 (7.34%) Junior
10 755 (6.83%) Graduate Developer
11 747 (6.76%) Senior Developer
12 695 (6.29%) C# .NET Developer
13 631 (5.71%) Junior Developer
14 606 (5.48%) Architect
15 448 (4.05%) C++ Developer
16 445 (4.02%) JavaScript Developer
17 418 (3.78%) SQL Developer
18 414 (3.74%) Consultant
19 347 (3.14%) Web Developer
20 285 (2.58%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2434 (22.02%) .NET
2 2261 (20.45%) HTML
3 1902 (17.20%) CSS
4 1270 (11.49%) ASP.NET
5 1115 (10.09%) AngularJS
6 1045 (9.45%) jQuery
7 970 (8.77%) Web Services
8 949 (8.58%) HTML5
9 762 (6.89%) XML
10 607 (5.49%) CSS3
11 569 (5.15%) Node.js
12 560 (5.07%) ASP.NET MVC
13 538 (4.87%) .NET Framework
14 532 (4.81%) REST
15 499 (4.51%) Spring
16 460 (4.16%) React
17 459 (4.15%) WCF
18 434 (3.93%) RESTful
19 419 (3.79%) Ajax
20 392 (3.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2169 (19.62%) Mathematics
2 1386 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
3 970 (8.77%) Physics
4 861 (7.79%) Algorithms
5 586 (5.30%) Management Information System
6 539 (4.88%) User Experience
7 447 (4.04%) Statistics
8 444 (4.02%) Data Structures
9 396 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
10 390 (3.53%) Data Centre
11 374 (3.38%) Hedge funds
12 339 (3.07%) Fintech
13 335 (3.03%) Visualisation
14 329 (2.98%) Mobile App
15 172 (1.56%) Derivative
16 164 (1.48%) Artificial Intelligence
17 162 (1.47%) Client/Server
18 139 (1.26%) Economics
19 119 (1.08%) Data Integration
20 109 (0.99%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1733 (15.67%) Linux
2 1525 (13.79%) Windows
3 772 (6.98%) Unix
4 411 (3.72%) Android
5 358 (3.24%) Apple iOS
6 304 (2.75%) Windows Server
7 129 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 126 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 110 (0.99%) Windows 7
10 92 (0.83%) Windows 8
11 85 (0.77%) Windows 10
12 81 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 79 (0.71%) CentOS
14 54 (0.49%) Solaris
15 49 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
16 44 (0.40%) Mac OS X
17 38 (0.34%) Ubuntu
17 38 (0.34%) Windows XP
18 28 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
19 26 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3468 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
2 2751 (24.88%) Software Engineering
3 1556 (14.07%) OO
4 1168 (10.56%) TDD
5 1152 (10.42%) MVC
6 1129 (10.21%) Scrum
7 1062 (9.61%) Web Development
8 898 (8.12%) SDLC
9 865 (7.82%) Analytics
10 773 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
11 744 (6.73%) OOP
12 634 (5.73%) Project Management
13 620 (5.61%) Multithreading
14 615 (5.56%) Machine Learning
15 575 (5.20%) E-Commerce
16 560 (5.07%) ITIL
17 538 (4.87%) Mentoring
18 533 (4.82%) Open Source
19 513 (4.64%) Front End Development
20 492 (4.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3326 (30.08%) Java
2 3092 (27.97%) SQL
3 2981 (26.96%) C#
4 2678 (24.22%) JavaScript
5 1910 (17.28%) Python
6 1883 (17.03%) C++
7 889 (8.04%) C
8 835 (7.55%) PHP
9 520 (4.70%) Scala
10 429 (3.88%) Ruby
11 381 (3.45%) R
12 369 (3.34%) Perl
13 308 (2.79%) T-SQL
14 260 (2.35%) PowerShell
15 215 (1.94%) Bash Shell
15 215 (1.94%) VB.NET
16 196 (1.77%) MATLAB
17 192 (1.74%) VB
18 187 (1.69%) Objective-C
19 172 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8582 (77.62%) Degree
2 560 (5.07%) PhD
3 318 (2.88%) Security Cleared
4 253 (2.29%) CISSP
5 242 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 226 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
7 204 (1.85%) ISEB
8 183 (1.66%) CISM
9 150 (1.36%) SC Cleared
10 146 (1.32%) CCNA
10 146 (1.32%) CISA
11 143 (1.29%) ISTQB
12 116 (1.05%) PMI Certification
13 113 (1.02%) PMP
14 104 (0.94%) CCNP
15 98 (0.89%) CEH
16 95 (0.86%) DV Cleared
17 90 (0.81%) MCSE
18 59 (0.53%) MCP
19 58 (0.52%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 634 (5.73%) QA
2 186 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 123 (1.11%) SLA
4 118 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 112 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 84 (0.76%) COBIT
7 49 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 24 (0.22%) ISO 9001
9 18 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 16 (0.14%) SDET
11 15 (0.14%) MISRA
12 14 (0.13%) MiFID
13 13 (0.12%) HL7
13 13 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 11 (0.099%) HIPAA
14 11 (0.099%) JTAG
15 10 (0.090%) PA-DSS
16 9 (0.081%) GxP
17 7 (0.063%) ISO22301
18 6 (0.054%) WCAG
System Software
1 322 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 277 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 193 (1.75%) Docker
4 119 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
5 74 (0.67%) Firmware
6 70 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 50 (0.45%) vSphere
8 37 (0.33%) NFS
9 36 (0.33%) HDFS
10 30 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 30 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
11 23 (0.21%) XenApp
12 21 (0.19%) Snort
12 21 (0.19%) VMware ESX
12 21 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
13 16 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 16 (0.14%) Xen
13 16 (0.14%) XenServer
14 15 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 14 (0.13%) IMail Server
Systems Management
1 201 (1.82%) Puppet
2 172 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
3 126 (1.14%) Ansible
4 74 (0.67%) SCVMM
5 69 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
6 55 (0.50%) Nagios
7 46 (0.42%) SCCM
8 43 (0.39%) Nessus
9 39 (0.35%) Kibana
10 32 (0.29%) FortiGate
11 29 (0.26%) Nmap
12 26 (0.24%) Control-M
12 26 (0.24%) SCOM
13 24 (0.22%) Backup Exec
13 24 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
14 22 (0.20%) NetBackup
14 22 (0.20%) Salt
15 20 (0.18%) Packer
15 20 (0.18%) vRealize
16 19 (0.17%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1459 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 1107 (10.01%) Oracle
3 424 (3.84%) Cisco
4 362 (3.27%) VMware
5 257 (2.32%) IBM
6 250 (2.26%) Google
7 219 (1.98%) HP
8 174 (1.57%) SAP
9 173 (1.56%) CheckPoint
10 164 (1.48%) Juniper
11 155 (1.40%) Citrix
12 138 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
13 114 (1.03%) Red Hat
14 99 (0.90%) EMC
15 93 (0.84%) Sybase
15 93 (0.84%) Zend
16 88 (0.80%) Adobe
17 87 (0.79%) Tableau
18 79 (0.71%) Fortinet
19 68 (0.62%) Apple
Bracknell, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000.00 per annum + be - shares, pens, health+
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum + benefits + training + career progr
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Benefits package (Including Bonus)
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + flexi-working,pen,26 hols
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Technical Futures
Salary: Excellent Remuneration Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Private Health Care
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25,000-35,000
Posted: 11 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Impressive benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago