The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 37 41 48
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 6973 5931 5992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.75% 5.34% 4.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.58% 16.44% 14.80%
Number of salaries quoted 5782 4973 4983
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 £75,000 £67,500 £69,300
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
39670 36067 40494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 32.70% 32.48% 32.22%
Number of salaries quoted 31412 29242 34245
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +2 6604 £44,000 +10.00% 819
London +6 3497 £52,500 +5.00% 336
South East +1 1367 £40,000 +3.89% 152
City of London -12 706 £55,000 +10.00% 120
East of England +12 634 £37,500 +7.14% 120
South West +5 346 £30,000 -7.69% 81
Cambridgeshire +6 296 £35,000 -7.89% 78
Berkshire -5 279 £45,000 - 49
North West -13 268 £37,500 +25.00% 44
Cambridge +7 260 £35,000 -7.89% 67
Surrey -14 235 £47,500 +21.01% 30
Hampshire +21 231 £35,000 -6.66% 23
Oxfordshire +1 209 £40,000 - 17
Hertfordshire +24 190 £40,000 +14.28% 26
East Midlands -19 189 £35,000 +7.69% 27
Scotland 0 184 £40,000 +8.10% 30
Yorkshire -21 162 £35,000 +12.90% 16
Bristol -6 151 £30,000 -7.69% 37
Manchester -25 140 £37,500 +25.00% 25
Oxford -3 139 £45,000 +12.50% 9
West Midlands -20 135 £35,000 +7.69% 31
Reading +18 128 £50,000 +20.48% 33
Buckinghamshire +5 123 £37,500 +7.14% 7
West Yorkshire -13 102 £40,000 +14.28% 11
East Sussex +3 95 £37,500 +31.57% 1
Edinburgh 0 93 £40,000 +23.07% 12
West Sussex +11 91 £42,500 +17.24% 10
Milton Keynes +6 86 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Gloucestershire +32 85 £40,000 +21.21% 6
Brighton +3 76 £37,500 +33.92% 1

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10301 (79.70%) Degree
2 4472 (34.60%) Java
3 3929 (30.40%) C#
4 3607 (27.91%) SQL
5 3415 (26.42%) Finance
6 3341 (25.85%) Software Engineering
7 3287 (25.43%) .NET
8 2924 (22.62%) C++
9 2848 (22.04%) JavaScript
10 2764 (21.39%) OO
11 2749 (21.27%) HTML
12 2704 (20.92%) Mathematics
13 2464 (19.07%) Linux
14 2443 (18.90%) SQL Server
15 2217 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
16 2190 (16.95%) Windows
17 1989 (15.39%) CSS
18 1860 (14.39%) Microsoft
19 1703 (13.18%) Python
20 1628 (12.60%) ASP.NET
21 1567 (12.12%) Oracle
22 1360 (10.52%) XML
23 1352 (10.46%) UNIX
24 1309 (10.13%) MVC
25 1246 (9.64%) C
26 1240 (9.59%) Scrum
27 1229 (9.51%) TDD
28 1227 (9.49%) Physics
29 1223 (9.46%) jQuery
30 1134 (8.77%) MS Excel

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 404 (3.13%) Apache
2 338 (2.62%) IIS
3 301 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 230 (1.78%) SharePoint
5 204 (1.58%) CMS
6 201 (1.56%) Node.js
7 159 (1.23%) WebSphere
8 142 (1.10%) WebLogic
9 134 (1.04%) MS Exchange
10 125 (0.97%) SAS
11 93 (0.72%) Drupal
12 84 (0.65%) Apache Pig
13 82 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
14 74 (0.57%) WordPress
15 65 (0.50%) nginx
16 52 (0.40%) Apache Solr
17 48 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
18 38 (0.29%) OpenStack
19 33 (0.26%) Joomla!
19 33 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1134 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 387 (2.99%) MS Office
3 117 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 104 (0.80%) MS Project
5 95 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 92 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 42 (0.32%) SPSS
8 26 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 20 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 20 (0.15%) Fireworks
10 19 (0.15%) InfoPath
11 12 (0.093%) PowerPivot
11 12 (0.093%) Doxygen
12 10 (0.077%) Stata
13 9 (0.070%) Mathematica
14 7 (0.054%) Simulink
14 7 (0.054%) XMetaL
15 6 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
16 5 (0.039%) FreeHand
16 5 (0.039%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 126 (0.97%) Magento
2 51 (0.39%) Google Analytics
3 37 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 27 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 23 (0.18%) WebTrends
5 23 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
6 21 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
7 19 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 19 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
8 16 (0.12%) Markit EDM
8 16 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
9 15 (0.12%) SAP ERP
10 14 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
10 14 (0.11%) SAP SD
11 13 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
11 13 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
12 12 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 12 (0.093%) SunGard AvantGard
12 12 (0.093%) TrackWise
13 11 (0.085%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 265 (2.05%) SaaS
2 107 (0.83%) GitHub
3 79 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 73 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
5 72 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 32 (0.25%) Force.com
7 31 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 21 (0.16%) Heroku
9 19 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
9 19 (0.15%) Google Apps
10 16 (0.12%) Office 365
11 11 (0.085%) IaaS
12 10 (0.077%) PaaS
12 10 (0.077%) Rackspace Cloud
13 8 (0.062%) Google App Engine
14 6 (0.046%) Basecamp
15 5 (0.039%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.039%) Engine Yard
16 4 (0.031%) CloudFront
17 1 (0.008%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 503 (3.89%) Internet
2 452 (3.50%) TCP/IP
3 334 (2.58%) HTTP
4 247 (1.91%) Firewall
5 167 (1.29%) DNS
6 138 (1.07%) SAN
7 137 (1.06%) Network Security
8 130 (1.01%) VPN
9 123 (0.95%) WAN
10 109 (0.84%) LAN
10 109 (0.84%) VoIP
11 101 (0.78%) Wireless
12 93 (0.72%) LDAP
13 90 (0.70%) DHCP
14 80 (0.62%) Ethernet
15 74 (0.57%) NAS
16 67 (0.52%) SSL
17 50 (0.39%) SNMP
17 50 (0.39%) MPLS
18 47 (0.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2443 (18.90%) SQL Server
2 1063 (8.23%) MySQL
3 873 (6.75%) Relational Database
4 657 (5.08%) Big Data
5 507 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 445 (3.44%) Hadoop
7 432 (3.34%) NoSQL
8 353 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 340 (2.63%) RDBMS
10 336 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
11 304 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 281 (2.17%) Oracle Database
13 254 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
14 234 (1.81%) MongoDB
15 233 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
16 224 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
17 214 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 192 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
19 172 (1.33%) Data Mining
20 128 (0.99%) DB2
Development Applications
1 582 (4.50%) Visual Studio
2 581 (4.50%) Subversion
3 574 (4.44%) Git (software)
4 304 (2.35%) Eclipse
5 294 (2.27%) Maven
6 259 (2.00%) Selenium
7 239 (1.85%) JUnit
8 218 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 200 (1.55%) NUnit
10 188 (1.45%) JIRA
11 177 (1.37%) Jenkins
12 168 (1.30%) Moq
13 141 (1.09%) MSTest
14 137 (1.06%) Rhino Mocks
15 114 (0.88%) Xcode
16 110 (0.85%) Ant
17 76 (0.59%) Jasmine
17 76 (0.59%) QuickTest Pro
18 75 (0.58%) Cucumber
19 74 (0.57%) TeamCity
General
1 3415 (26.42%) Finance
2 840 (6.50%) Banking
3 656 (5.08%) Marketing
4 607 (4.70%) Games
5 558 (4.32%) Front Office
6 499 (3.86%) Telecoms
7 432 (3.34%) Retail
8 264 (2.04%) Investment Banking
9 253 (1.96%) Advertising
10 248 (1.92%) Financial Institution
11 233 (1.80%) Electronics
12 183 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 166 (1.28%) Back Office
14 161 (1.25%) Manufacturing
15 120 (0.93%) Publishing
16 117 (0.91%) Legal
16 117 (0.91%) French Language
17 111 (0.86%) Law
18 81 (0.63%) German Language
19 73 (0.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6689 (51.76%) Developer
2 1463 (11.32%) Software Engineer
3 1393 (10.78%) Java Developer
4 1282 (9.92%) Analyst
5 1250 (9.67%) Software Developer
6 1237 (9.57%) Graduate
7 938 (7.26%) Junior
8 929 (7.19%) C# Developer
9 889 (6.88%) .NET Developer
10 884 (6.84%) Senior Developer
11 623 (4.82%) Web Developer
12 618 (4.78%) Junior Developer
13 598 (4.63%) C++ Developer
14 594 (4.60%) Graduate Developer
15 530 (4.10%) Consultant
16 513 (3.97%) C# .NET Developer
17 488 (3.78%) Programmer
18 372 (2.88%) Architect
19 305 (2.36%) Business Analyst
20 290 (2.24%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3287 (25.43%) .NET
2 2749 (21.27%) HTML
3 1989 (15.39%) CSS
4 1628 (12.60%) ASP.NET
5 1360 (10.52%) XML
6 1223 (9.46%) jQuery
7 1132 (8.76%) Web Services
8 974 (7.54%) HTML5
9 776 (6.00%) .NET Framework
10 763 (5.90%) WPF
11 716 (5.54%) Spring
12 708 (5.48%) WCF
13 547 (4.23%) Ajax
14 530 (4.10%) J2EE
15 506 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
16 477 (3.69%) Hibernate
17 471 (3.64%) CSS3
18 395 (3.06%) XSLT
19 382 (2.96%) WinForms
20 334 (2.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2704 (20.92%) Mathematics
2 1227 (9.49%) Physics
3 590 (4.57%) Enterprise Software
4 578 (4.47%) Open Source
5 539 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 515 (3.98%) Management Information System
7 513 (3.97%) Hedge funds
8 460 (3.56%) Statistics
9 366 (2.83%) Derivative
10 309 (2.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 271 (2.10%) Visualisation
11 271 (2.10%) Equities
12 218 (1.69%) Client/Server
13 217 (1.68%) Fixed Income
14 203 (1.57%) Social Media
15 194 (1.50%) Inversion of Control
16 180 (1.39%) iPad
17 174 (1.35%) Machine Learning
18 159 (1.23%) Economics
19 151 (1.17%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 2464 (19.07%) Linux
2 2190 (16.95%) Windows
3 1352 (10.46%) UNIX
4 773 (5.98%) Android
5 720 (5.57%) Apple iOS
6 317 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 171 (1.32%) Windows 7
8 169 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 134 (1.04%) Solaris
10 118 (0.91%) Windows XP
11 114 (0.88%) Mac OS X
12 107 (0.83%) AIX
13 90 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
14 89 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 74 (0.57%) Windows 8
16 65 (0.50%) Ubuntu
17 56 (0.43%) CentOS
18 55 (0.43%) Windows Phone
18 55 (0.43%) HPUX
19 49 (0.38%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3341 (25.85%) Software Engineering
2 2764 (21.39%) OO
3 2217 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
4 1309 (10.13%) MVC
5 1240 (9.59%) Scrum
6 1229 (9.51%) TDD
7 887 (6.86%) Project Management
8 837 (6.48%) OOP
9 833 (6.45%) Multithreading
10 766 (5.93%) Web Development
11 652 (5.04%) E-Commerce
12 631 (4.88%) Analytics
13 606 (4.69%) Unit Testing
14 593 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
15 589 (4.56%) OOD
16 551 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
17 418 (3.23%) iOS Development
18 395 (3.06%) Android Development
19 365 (2.82%) SOA
20 353 (2.73%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4472 (34.60%) Java
2 3929 (30.40%) C#
3 3607 (27.91%) SQL
4 2924 (22.62%) C++
5 2848 (22.04%) JavaScript
6 1703 (13.18%) Python
7 1246 (9.64%) C
8 1048 (8.11%) PHP
9 829 (6.41%) Perl
10 503 (3.89%) Ruby
11 487 (3.77%) VB.NET
12 482 (3.73%) T-SQL
13 448 (3.47%) Scala
14 440 (3.40%) VB
15 342 (2.65%) Objective-C
16 295 (2.28%) PL/SQL
17 226 (1.75%) Bash Shell
18 224 (1.73%) R
18 224 (1.73%) F#
19 211 (1.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10301 (79.70%) Degree
2 673 (5.21%) PhD
3 394 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 289 (2.24%) ISEB
5 256 (1.98%) Security Cleared
6 181 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
7 145 (1.12%) ISTQB
8 116 (0.90%) MCP
9 114 (0.88%) CCNA
10 113 (0.87%) MCSD
11 105 (0.81%) SC Cleared
12 101 (0.78%) PMI Certification
13 96 (0.74%) CISSP
14 95 (0.74%) MCTS
15 89 (0.69%) MCAD
16 88 (0.68%) CCNP
17 81 (0.63%) MCSE
18 74 (0.57%) PMP
19 70 (0.54%) MBA
20 54 (0.42%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1028 (7.95%) QA
2 137 (1.06%) ISO 9001
3 106 (0.82%) SLA
4 88 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 47 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 45 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 44 (0.34%) COBIT
8 34 (0.26%) PCI DSS
9 27 (0.21%) TickIT
10 26 (0.20%) HL7
11 14 (0.11%) ISO 9000
12 13 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 13 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 12 (0.093%) CDISC
14 11 (0.085%) COSO
15 10 (0.077%) DO-178B
16 8 (0.062%) IEC 61508
16 8 (0.062%) BS25999
17 7 (0.054%) BS7799
17 7 (0.054%) GMP
System Software
1 323 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 250 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (0.40%) VMware ESX
4 51 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 49 (0.38%) Xen
6 47 (0.36%) KVM
7 36 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
8 31 (0.24%) Varnish
9 30 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
10 28 (0.22%) XenServer
11 25 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
12 23 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
13 22 (0.17%) NFS
14 16 (0.12%) Samba
15 15 (0.12%) XenApp
16 11 (0.085%) Platform Symphony
17 10 (0.077%) VMware Server
18 9 (0.070%) XenDesktop
18 9 (0.070%) Snort
19 8 (0.062%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 145 (1.12%) Puppet
2 111 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
3 73 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
4 72 (0.56%) Nagios
5 30 (0.23%) Data Guard
6 27 (0.21%) NetBackup
6 27 (0.21%) YUM
7 26 (0.20%) Vagrant
7 26 (0.20%) SCCM
8 23 (0.18%) Backup Exec
8 23 (0.18%) HAProxy
9 20 (0.15%) collectd
10 19 (0.15%) Cacti
10 19 (0.15%) StatsD
11 18 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
12 17 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
12 17 (0.13%) Cisco UCCE
13 14 (0.11%) ZABBIX
14 12 (0.093%) SCOM
15 11 (0.085%) MOM
Vendors
1 1860 (14.39%) Microsoft
2 1567 (12.12%) Oracle
3 348 (2.69%) VMware
4 305 (2.36%) SAP
5 301 (2.33%) Google
6 285 (2.21%) Cisco
7 194 (1.50%) JBoss
8 189 (1.46%) Facebook
9 185 (1.43%) HP
10 172 (1.33%) Zend
11 138 (1.07%) IBM
12 137 (1.06%) Red Hat
13 126 (0.97%) Citrix
14 117 (0.91%) Sybase
15 115 (0.89%) Business Objects
16 111 (0.86%) Adobe
17 106 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
17 106 (0.82%) Tableau
18 76 (0.59%) Reuters
19 75 (0.58%) NetApp
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits - strong.
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits - strong.
Posted: 1 hour ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bens - shares, pens, health+
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + be - shares, pens, health+
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus guaranteed, 30 days hol
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bonus & substantial benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thales
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Websense
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Edison Hill Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday