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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 45 40 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 5895 6226 6169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.24% 5.73% 5.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.92% 14.54% 13.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4786 5382 5211
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
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
42349 42822 45131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.61% 39.43% 39.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33433 34789 37631
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £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 22 October 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 22 October 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 5453 £42,500 -5.55% 708
London -7 2648 £50,000 -5.66% 268
South East +9 1148 £40,000 - 167
East of England +1 608 £40,000 +17.64% 102
City of London -6 598 £52,500 -4.54% 101
South West -9 339 £32,500 +8.33% 49
Cambridgeshire 0 314 £40,000 +17.64% 68
Cambridge +7 300 £40,000 +15.10% 63
Surrey +13 256 £45,000 +12.50% 36
Berkshire -15 239 £39,000 -8.23% 24
Hampshire +8 230 £35,000 +7.69% 35
North West -5 221 £37,500 +19.04% 42
Scotland -4 199 £38,500 -3.75% 24
West Midlands -1 189 £30,500 -18.66% 24
East Midlands +9 170 £37,500 - 23
Hertfordshire -6 154 £40,000 +3.22% 18
Edinburgh +12 119 £38,500 +2.66% 14
Yorkshire -31 119 £31,500 -3.07% 21
Manchester -17 117 £35,000 +14.75% 23
Bristol -14 114 £32,250 -4.44% 17
Buckinghamshire +11 110 £40,000 +5.96% 24
East Sussex +16 101 £37,500 - 5
Oxfordshire -6 97 £33,750 -10.00% 21
Reading +13 92 £50,000 +25.00% 11
Brighton +14 89 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Milton Keynes +15 72 £35,000 - 19
Birmingham +15 71 £27,500 -39.89% 5
Reigate +10 70 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Bedfordshire +38 69 £32,500 +4.83% 4
Cheshire -9 68 £40,000 +17.64% 8

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 10278 (80.92%) Degree
2 4424 (34.83%) Java
3 4045 (31.85%) Agile Software Development
4 3660 (28.81%) Software Engineering
5 3587 (28.24%) SQL
6 3559 (28.02%) C#
7 3218 (25.33%) Finance
8 3067 (24.15%) JavaScript
9 2941 (23.15%) .NET
10 2779 (21.88%) HTML
11 2601 (20.48%) OO
12 2592 (20.41%) C++
13 2487 (19.58%) Mathematics
14 2379 (18.73%) SQL Server
15 2374 (18.69%) Linux
16 2141 (16.86%) CSS
17 2033 (16.01%) Windows
18 1816 (14.30%) Microsoft
19 1742 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
20 1585 (12.48%) Python
21 1444 (11.37%) XML
22 1436 (11.31%) ASP.NET
23 1416 (11.15%) TDD
24 1388 (10.93%) Oracle
25 1377 (10.84%) UNIX
26 1317 (10.37%) jQuery
27 1261 (9.93%) Scrum
28 1178 (9.27%) MS Excel
29 1123 (8.84%) MVC
30 1075 (8.46%) C

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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
1 448 (3.53%) Apache
2 388 (3.05%) Tomcat
3 293 (2.31%) IIS
4 288 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 257 (2.02%) Node.js
6 222 (1.75%) CMS
7 201 (1.58%) SAS
8 195 (1.54%) WebLogic
9 187 (1.47%) JBoss
10 165 (1.30%) WebSphere
11 152 (1.20%) MS Exchange
12 95 (0.75%) Apache Solr
13 74 (0.58%) Drupal
14 69 (0.54%) OpenStack
15 68 (0.54%) Apache Pig
16 67 (0.53%) WordPress
17 65 (0.51%) nginx
18 51 (0.40%) GlassFish
19 48 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
20 47 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1178 (9.27%) MS Excel
2 420 (3.31%) MS Office
3 123 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 111 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 101 (0.80%) MS Project
6 92 (0.72%) Photoshop
7 79 (0.62%) SPSS
8 36 (0.28%) PowerPivot
9 35 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
10 30 (0.24%) XMetaL
11 22 (0.17%) InfoPath
12 19 (0.15%) Fireworks
12 19 (0.15%) Mathematica
13 14 (0.11%) CPLEX
14 13 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
15 12 (0.094%) Stata
16 11 (0.087%) FrameMaker
17 10 (0.079%) Simulink
18 8 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
19 6 (0.047%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 86 (0.68%) Magento
2 62 (0.49%) Google Analytics
3 52 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 48 (0.38%) Sophis RISQUE
5 41 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 34 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
7 22 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
7 22 (0.17%) SAP CO
7 22 (0.17%) SAP FI
8 21 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
9 15 (0.12%) SAP BPC
9 15 (0.12%) SiteCatalyst
10 13 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 13 (0.10%) osCommerce
11 12 (0.094%) Oracle ERP
12 11 (0.087%) Shopify
12 11 (0.087%) Cognos TM1
12 11 (0.087%) Oracle EBS R12
13 10 (0.079%) Oracle General Ledger
13 10 (0.079%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 264 (2.08%) SaaS
2 110 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
3 107 (0.84%) GitHub
4 76 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
5 75 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
6 61 (0.48%) Office 365
7 43 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
8 22 (0.17%) Force.com
8 22 (0.17%) PaaS
9 16 (0.13%) Google Apps
10 14 (0.11%) Amazon S3
10 14 (0.11%) IaaS
11 10 (0.079%) Google App Engine
11 10 (0.079%) SuccessFactors
12 9 (0.071%) Joyent
13 8 (0.063%) Google Compute Engine
14 7 (0.055%) Trello
15 6 (0.047%) Amazon SQS
16 5 (0.039%) Amazon ELB
16 5 (0.039%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 623 (4.90%) Internet
2 429 (3.38%) TCP/IP
3 351 (2.76%) HTTP
4 260 (2.05%) Firewall
5 201 (1.58%) DNS
6 168 (1.32%) VPN
7 162 (1.28%) Network Security
8 153 (1.20%) SAN
9 145 (1.14%) WAN
10 127 (1.00%) LAN
11 121 (0.95%) Wireless
12 100 (0.79%) Wireshark
13 98 (0.77%) DHCP
13 98 (0.77%) VoIP
14 95 (0.75%) Ethernet
15 94 (0.74%) Intranet
16 93 (0.73%) NAS
17 86 (0.68%) LDAP
18 79 (0.62%) SSL
19 65 (0.51%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2379 (18.73%) SQL Server
2 1027 (8.09%) MySQL
3 874 (6.88%) Relational Database
4 605 (4.76%) Big Data
5 403 (3.17%) Hadoop
6 394 (3.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 371 (2.92%) NoSQL
8 338 (2.66%) MongoDB
9 316 (2.49%) Oracle Database
10 314 (2.47%) RDBMS
11 294 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
12 285 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 280 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
14 236 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 181 (1.42%) Data Mining
16 179 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
17 153 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
18 146 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
19 143 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 103 (0.81%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 895 (7.05%) Git (software)
2 642 (5.05%) Visual Studio
3 570 (4.49%) Subversion
4 360 (2.83%) Selenium
5 341 (2.68%) Maven
6 309 (2.43%) JUnit
7 302 (2.38%) JIRA
8 292 (2.30%) Jenkins
9 291 (2.29%) Eclipse
10 250 (1.97%) NUnit
11 232 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
12 171 (1.35%) Rhino Mocks
13 133 (1.05%) Ant
14 132 (1.04%) Cucumber
15 122 (0.96%) Moq
16 103 (0.81%) Jasmine
17 99 (0.78%) WebDriver
18 98 (0.77%) Mockito
19 97 (0.76%) MSTest
20 81 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3218 (25.33%) Finance
2 770 (6.06%) Banking
3 595 (4.68%) Marketing
4 544 (4.28%) Telecoms
5 515 (4.05%) Games
6 475 (3.74%) Front Office
7 445 (3.50%) Retail
8 310 (2.44%) Electronics
9 309 (2.43%) Investment Banking
10 242 (1.91%) Advertising
11 196 (1.54%) Financial Institution
12 169 (1.33%) Manufacturing
13 167 (1.31%) French Language
14 149 (1.17%) Publishing
15 148 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
16 125 (0.98%) Legal
17 114 (0.90%) German Language
18 80 (0.63%) Automotive
19 79 (0.62%) Aerospace
20 78 (0.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6215 (48.93%) Developer
2 1463 (11.52%) Software Engineer
3 1445 (11.38%) Graduate
4 1427 (11.23%) Java Developer
5 1325 (10.43%) Analyst
6 1085 (8.54%) Software Developer
7 997 (7.85%) Junior
8 865 (6.81%) Senior Developer
9 839 (6.61%) .NET Developer
10 815 (6.42%) C# Developer
11 686 (5.40%) Graduate Developer
12 665 (5.24%) Junior Developer
13 596 (4.69%) Consultant
14 539 (4.24%) Web Developer
15 478 (3.76%) C++ Developer
16 425 (3.35%) C# .NET Developer
17 390 (3.07%) Architect
18 336 (2.65%) Support Analyst
19 307 (2.42%) Programmer
20 301 (2.37%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2941 (23.15%) .NET
2 2779 (21.88%) HTML
3 2141 (16.86%) CSS
4 1444 (11.37%) XML
5 1436 (11.31%) ASP.NET
6 1317 (10.37%) jQuery
7 1052 (8.28%) Web Services
8 889 (7.00%) HTML5
9 837 (6.59%) Spring
10 603 (4.75%) .NET Framework
11 564 (4.44%) WPF
12 532 (4.19%) WCF
13 523 (4.12%) Ajax
14 519 (4.09%) J2EE
15 502 (3.95%) CSS3
16 501 (3.94%) ASP.NET MVC
17 495 (3.90%) REST
18 456 (3.59%) Hibernate
19 399 (3.14%) SOAP
20 375 (2.95%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2487 (19.58%) Mathematics
2 1742 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
3 993 (7.82%) Physics
4 984 (7.75%) Algorithms
5 663 (5.22%) Management Information System
6 637 (5.01%) Open Source
7 541 (4.26%) User Experience
8 521 (4.10%) Mobile App
9 430 (3.39%) Data Structures
10 390 (3.07%) Hedge funds
11 347 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
12 341 (2.68%) Statistics
13 339 (2.67%) Visualisation
14 281 (2.21%) Client/Server
15 216 (1.70%) Social Media
16 206 (1.62%) Derivative
17 182 (1.43%) Economics
18 168 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 165 (1.30%) iPhone
20 159 (1.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2374 (18.69%) Linux
2 2033 (16.01%) Windows
3 1377 (10.84%) UNIX
4 740 (5.83%) Android
5 519 (4.09%) Apple iOS
6 269 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 173 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 164 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 133 (1.05%) Windows 7
10 118 (0.93%) Solaris
11 112 (0.88%) Windows XP
12 82 (0.65%) Debian
13 80 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
14 74 (0.58%) Mac OS X
15 72 (0.57%) CentOS
16 63 (0.50%) AIX
17 59 (0.46%) Ubuntu
18 50 (0.39%) Windows 8
19 44 (0.35%) Windows Phone
20 34 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4045 (31.85%) Agile Software Development
2 3660 (28.81%) Software Engineering
3 2601 (20.48%) OO
4 1416 (11.15%) TDD
5 1261 (9.93%) Scrum
6 1123 (8.84%) MVC
7 966 (7.61%) OOP
8 875 (6.89%) Project Management
9 804 (6.33%) Unit Testing
10 768 (6.05%) Web Development
11 751 (5.91%) Multithreading
12 749 (5.90%) Analytics
13 701 (5.52%) E-Commerce
14 635 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
15 619 (4.87%) OOD
16 599 (4.72%) Mentoring
17 498 (3.92%) ITIL
18 497 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
19 372 (2.93%) SOA
20 363 (2.86%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4424 (34.83%) Java
2 3587 (28.24%) SQL
3 3559 (28.02%) C#
4 3067 (24.15%) JavaScript
5 2592 (20.41%) C++
6 1585 (12.48%) Python
7 1075 (8.46%) C
8 963 (7.58%) PHP
9 684 (5.38%) Perl
10 516 (4.06%) Ruby
11 434 (3.42%) VB.NET
12 418 (3.29%) T-SQL
13 367 (2.89%) VB
14 350 (2.76%) PL/SQL
15 347 (2.73%) Scala
16 233 (1.83%) Objective-C
17 214 (1.68%) Bash Shell
18 194 (1.53%) VBA
19 190 (1.50%) PowerShell
20 185 (1.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10278 (80.92%) Degree
2 488 (3.84%) PhD
3 319 (2.51%) Security Cleared
4 262 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 240 (1.89%) ISEB
6 174 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
7 167 (1.31%) SC Cleared
8 166 (1.31%) CISSP
9 128 (1.01%) CCNA
10 121 (0.95%) HND
11 109 (0.86%) ISTQB
12 92 (0.72%) PMI Certification
13 91 (0.72%) CISM
14 86 (0.68%) CISA
15 81 (0.64%) MCSE
16 79 (0.62%) CCNP
17 77 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
18 71 (0.56%) MBA
19 68 (0.54%) MCP
20 63 (0.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1038 (8.17%) QA
2 167 (1.31%) SLA
3 132 (1.04%) ISO 9001
4 90 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 75 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 46 (0.36%) COBIT
7 40 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 35 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 35 (0.28%) ISO 9000
9 24 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 15 (0.12%) IEC 61508
11 11 (0.087%) Basel III
11 11 (0.087%) Solvency II
11 11 (0.087%) TickIT
12 8 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 12207
13 6 (0.047%) JSP 440
14 5 (0.039%) EMIR
14 5 (0.039%) Dodd-Frank
15 4 (0.031%) JTAG
15 4 (0.031%) WCAG
System Software
1 359 (2.83%) Active Directory
2 271 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (0.72%) Firmware
4 70 (0.55%) KVM
5 65 (0.51%) VMware ESX
6 50 (0.39%) Xen
7 48 (0.38%) Hyper-V
8 43 (0.34%) NFS
9 38 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
10 36 (0.28%) XenServer
10 36 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
11 33 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
12 28 (0.22%) XenApp
13 25 (0.20%) Varnish
14 23 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
15 22 (0.17%) vSphere
16 20 (0.16%) IMail Server
17 18 (0.14%) HDFS
18 17 (0.13%) QEMU
18 17 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 154 (1.21%) Puppet
2 104 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 101 (0.80%) Nagios
4 85 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
5 50 (0.39%) Ansible
6 47 (0.37%) SCCM
7 29 (0.23%) Vagrant
7 29 (0.23%) ZABBIX
8 27 (0.21%) Data Guard
9 26 (0.20%) Zenoss
9 26 (0.20%) Salt
10 24 (0.19%) SCOM
10 24 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
11 21 (0.17%) OpenView
12 19 (0.15%) Capistrano
12 19 (0.15%) YUM
13 17 (0.13%) NetBackup
14 16 (0.13%) Ganglia
15 15 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 15 (0.12%) OPNET
Vendors
1 1816 (14.30%) Microsoft
2 1388 (10.93%) Oracle
3 372 (2.93%) VMware
4 310 (2.44%) Cisco
5 263 (2.07%) Google
6 244 (1.92%) SAP
7 204 (1.61%) IBM
8 161 (1.27%) HP
9 159 (1.25%) Adobe
10 157 (1.24%) Red Hat
11 150 (1.18%) Zend
12 134 (1.05%) Citrix
13 125 (0.98%) Business Objects
14 120 (0.94%) Tableau
15 103 (0.81%) Cognos
16 99 (0.78%) Dell
17 94 (0.74%) Sybase
18 80 (0.63%) Sun
19 79 (0.62%) Informatica
20 78 (0.61%) NetApp
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 26 minutes ago
South East
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Posted: 27 minutes ago
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Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
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Salary: £21,000 - £23,000 per annum + Benefits, Competitive Pension
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