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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK
Rank 33 31 54
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +23
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 5132 6400 4899
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.10% 6.50% 4.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.04% 15.25% 11.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4265 5225 3975
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 £27,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £68,400
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
34113 41962 41688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.58% 42.65% 40.51%
Number of salaries quoted 27792 33656 33795
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
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 17 January 2017 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 4875 £47,500 - 812
London 0 2391 £60,000 +9.09% 416
South East -2 974 £42,500 +6.25% 124
East of England 0 492 £38,250 -4.37% 98
City of London +1 355 £62,500 +8.69% 95
North West +32 295 £39,000 +4.00% 49
Berkshire +7 279 £50,000 +8.10% 34
South West -3 273 £40,000 +14.28% 41
Cambridgeshire +1 272 £37,500 -3.22% 68
Cambridge +2 247 £37,500 -3.84% 62
Manchester +34 218 £40,000 -5.88% 33
Hampshire +10 173 £37,500 +5.63% 33
Surrey -5 170 £45,000 - 22
East Midlands 0 160 £37,500 -1.31% 24
West Midlands -12 153 £34,000 -2.85% 29
Oxfordshire +6 141 £45,000 -10.00% 13
Bristol +9 139 £37,625 -5.93% 23
Yorkshire -22 132 £40,000 +14.28% 26
Scotland -2 127 £45,000 +12.50% 22
Hertfordshire -2 95 £37,500 -16.66% 20
Reading -5 94 £50,000 -2.43% 14
West Yorkshire -13 86 £40,000 - 18
Maidenhead +38 82 £60,000 +71.42% 7
Birmingham +11 75 £27,500 -26.66% 6
Essex -8 75 £52,500 +45.83% 6
Buckinghamshire -1 74 £40,000 +6.66% 13
Nottinghamshire -2 73 £37,500 -1.31% 10
Glasgow +19 68 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Nottingham -10 66 £37,500 - 7
Oxford +12 64 £42,500 -5.55% 9

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 8118 (77.01%) Degree
2 3282 (31.13%) Agile Software Development
3 3251 (30.84%) Java
4 2924 (27.74%) SQL
5 2750 (26.09%) C#
6 2644 (25.08%) Software Engineering
7 2561 (24.29%) JavaScript
8 2449 (23.23%) Finance
9 2173 (20.61%) .NET
10 2129 (20.20%) HTML
11 2053 (19.47%) Mathematics
12 1866 (17.70%) C++
13 1838 (17.44%) Python
14 1819 (17.25%) CSS
15 1701 (16.14%) Linux
16 1640 (15.56%) SQL Server
17 1490 (14.13%) OO
18 1356 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
19 1354 (12.84%) Windows
20 1339 (12.70%) Microsoft
21 1131 (10.73%) ASP.NET
22 1095 (10.39%) TDD
22 1095 (10.39%) AngularJS
23 1052 (9.98%) Scrum
24 1040 (9.87%) Oracle
25 1024 (9.71%) Web Development
26 993 (9.42%) MVC
27 970 (9.20%) Physics
28 905 (8.58%) SDLC
29 898 (8.52%) jQuery

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
1 325 (3.08%) Apache Spark
2 280 (2.66%) Apache
3 234 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 180 (1.71%) IIS
5 175 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
6 162 (1.54%) CMS
7 161 (1.53%) Tomcat
8 127 (1.20%) WebSphere
9 125 (1.19%) JBoss
9 125 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 110 (1.04%) SAS
11 108 (1.02%) MS Exchange
12 103 (0.98%) Confluence
13 91 (0.86%) WebLogic
14 60 (0.57%) Apache Solr
14 60 (0.57%) Drupal
15 59 (0.56%) Apache Pig
16 58 (0.55%) OpenStack
17 53 (0.50%) Jetty
18 51 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 822 (7.80%) MS Excel
2 245 (2.32%) MS Office
3 80 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 75 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 56 (0.53%) SPSS
6 51 (0.48%) MS Project
7 41 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 20 (0.19%) Stata
9 16 (0.15%) Fireworks
10 14 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 12 (0.11%) Casewise Modeler
12 10 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
12 10 (0.095%) InDesign
13 7 (0.066%) InfoPath
14 6 (0.057%) Simulink
14 6 (0.057%) SOLIDWORKS
15 5 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
16 3 (0.028%) CATIA
16 3 (0.028%) Chatbot
17 2 (0.019%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 83 (0.79%) Magento
2 37 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 35 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 34 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 25 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 20 (0.19%) Sentinel
7 19 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 12 (0.11%) SAP BPC
9 11 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
9 11 (0.10%) SAP CRM
10 10 (0.095%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 8 (0.076%) Oracle Cash Management
11 8 (0.076%) Radian6
11 8 (0.076%) SAP HR
12 7 (0.066%) Endur
12 7 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
12 7 (0.066%) Payment Gateway
13 6 (0.057%) Oracle BPM
13 6 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 5 (0.047%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 656 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
2 454 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 376 (3.57%) SaaS
4 242 (2.30%) GitHub
5 184 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
6 152 (1.44%) PaaS
7 141 (1.34%) IaaS
8 107 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
9 94 (0.89%) Office 365
10 58 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
11 35 (0.33%) Google Analytics
12 29 (0.28%) Amazon S3
13 26 (0.25%) Heroku
14 22 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
14 22 (0.21%) Google Play
15 19 (0.18%) Force.com
16 18 (0.17%) Slack
17 17 (0.16%) Google App Engine
17 17 (0.16%) Yammer
18 14 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 445 (4.22%) Firewall
2 318 (3.02%) Internet
3 281 (2.67%) TCP/IP
4 218 (2.07%) HTTP
5 200 (1.90%) DNS
6 191 (1.81%) Network Security
7 161 (1.53%) WAN
8 141 (1.34%) LAN
9 130 (1.23%) VPN
10 120 (1.14%) SAN
11 117 (1.11%) Wireless
12 101 (0.96%) OSPF
13 98 (0.93%) LDAP
14 88 (0.83%) DHCP
15 87 (0.83%) VoIP
16 84 (0.80%) SSL
17 78 (0.74%) MPLS
18 71 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
19 68 (0.65%) BGP
20 67 (0.64%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1640 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 836 (7.93%) MySQL
3 671 (6.37%) Big Data
4 648 (6.15%) Relational Database
5 608 (5.77%) NoSQL
6 403 (3.82%) MongoDB
7 321 (3.04%) Hadoop
8 232 (2.20%) RDBMS
9 231 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
10 208 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
11 203 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 198 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
13 173 (1.64%) Oracle Database
14 171 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
15 167 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 139 (1.32%) Data Mining
17 135 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
18 102 (0.97%) Apache Hive
19 100 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
20 85 (0.81%) DB2
Development Applications
1 861 (8.17%) Git (software)
2 404 (3.83%) Jenkins
3 381 (3.61%) Visual Studio
4 355 (3.37%) Selenium
5 335 (3.18%) JIRA
6 290 (2.75%) Subversion
7 243 (2.31%) Maven
8 211 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 196 (1.86%) NUnit
10 179 (1.70%) TeamCity
11 168 (1.59%) JUnit
12 147 (1.39%) gulp
13 145 (1.38%) Grunt
14 128 (1.21%) MSTest
15 118 (1.12%) Cucumber
16 114 (1.08%) Gradle
17 105 (1.00%) Eclipse
18 101 (0.96%) Ant
19 98 (0.93%) Rhino Mocks
20 97 (0.92%) Jasmine
General
1 2449 (23.23%) Finance
2 776 (7.36%) Banking
3 499 (4.73%) Telecoms
4 470 (4.46%) Marketing
5 371 (3.52%) Games
6 329 (3.12%) Retail
7 240 (2.28%) Advertising
8 227 (2.15%) Publishing
9 219 (2.08%) Front Office
10 215 (2.04%) Manufacturing
11 183 (1.74%) Investment Banking
12 182 (1.73%) Electronics
13 156 (1.48%) Automotive
14 134 (1.27%) Legal
15 131 (1.24%) Back Office
16 125 (1.19%) Financial Institution
17 101 (0.96%) German Language
18 95 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
19 83 (0.79%) French Language
20 82 (0.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 5078 (48.17%) Developer
2 1199 (11.37%) Graduate
3 1195 (11.34%) Java Developer
4 991 (9.40%) C# Developer
5 937 (8.89%) .NET Developer
6 927 (8.79%) Software Engineer
7 852 (8.08%) Software Developer
8 829 (7.86%) Analyst
9 828 (7.85%) Junior
10 698 (6.62%) Senior Developer
11 690 (6.55%) Graduate Developer
12 640 (6.07%) Junior Developer
13 616 (5.84%) C# .NET Developer
14 587 (5.57%) Architect
15 430 (4.08%) JavaScript Developer
16 409 (3.88%) C++ Developer
17 384 (3.64%) Consultant
18 361 (3.42%) SQL Developer
19 338 (3.21%) Web Developer
20 282 (2.68%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2173 (20.61%) .NET
2 2129 (20.20%) HTML
3 1819 (17.25%) CSS
4 1131 (10.73%) ASP.NET
5 1095 (10.39%) AngularJS
6 898 (8.52%) jQuery
7 867 (8.22%) Web Services
8 846 (8.03%) HTML5
9 719 (6.82%) XML
10 516 (4.89%) Node.js
11 509 (4.83%) CSS3
12 492 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC
13 483 (4.58%) REST
14 472 (4.48%) Spring
15 463 (4.39%) .NET Framework
16 431 (4.09%) React
17 392 (3.72%) RESTful
18 386 (3.66%) WCF
19 365 (3.46%) WPF
20 356 (3.38%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2053 (19.47%) Mathematics
2 1356 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
3 970 (9.20%) Physics
4 835 (7.92%) Algorithms
5 561 (5.32%) Management Information System
6 484 (4.59%) User Experience
7 433 (4.11%) Data Structures
8 398 (3.78%) Statistics
9 370 (3.51%) Data Centre
10 369 (3.50%) Fintech
11 365 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
12 355 (3.37%) Hedge funds
13 338 (3.21%) Mobile App
14 334 (3.17%) Visualisation
15 153 (1.45%) Artificial Intelligence
16 133 (1.26%) Derivative
17 127 (1.20%) Client/Server
18 123 (1.17%) Economics
19 104 (0.99%) Inversion of Control
20 98 (0.93%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1701 (16.14%) Linux
2 1354 (12.84%) Windows
3 735 (6.97%) Unix
4 401 (3.80%) Android
5 347 (3.29%) Apple iOS
6 256 (2.43%) Windows Server
7 118 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 105 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 94 (0.89%) Windows 7
10 80 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 79 (0.75%) CentOS
12 75 (0.71%) Windows 10
13 70 (0.66%) Windows 8
14 65 (0.62%) Mac OS X
15 55 (0.52%) Solaris
16 39 (0.37%) Ubuntu
17 35 (0.33%) Windows XP
18 34 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
18 34 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
19 23 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3282 (31.13%) Agile Software Development
2 2644 (25.08%) Software Engineering
3 1490 (14.13%) OO
4 1095 (10.39%) TDD
5 1052 (9.98%) Scrum
6 1024 (9.71%) Web Development
7 993 (9.42%) MVC
8 905 (8.58%) SDLC
9 782 (7.42%) Analytics
10 771 (7.31%) OOP
11 735 (6.97%) Continuous Integration
12 660 (6.26%) Project Management
13 598 (5.67%) Multithreading
14 595 (5.64%) ITIL
15 585 (5.55%) E-Commerce
16 568 (5.39%) Machine Learning
17 528 (5.01%) Mentoring
18 513 (4.87%) DevOps
18 513 (4.87%) Open Source
19 501 (4.75%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 3251 (30.84%) Java
2 2924 (27.74%) SQL
3 2750 (26.09%) C#
4 2561 (24.29%) JavaScript
5 1866 (17.70%) C++
6 1838 (17.44%) Python
7 893 (8.47%) C
8 884 (8.39%) PHP
9 481 (4.56%) Scala
10 381 (3.61%) Ruby
11 377 (3.58%) R
12 370 (3.51%) Perl
13 265 (2.51%) T-SQL
14 243 (2.31%) PowerShell
15 230 (2.18%) Bash Shell
16 198 (1.88%) MATLAB
17 185 (1.75%) Objective-C
18 180 (1.71%) VB
19 176 (1.67%) VB.NET
20 159 (1.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8118 (77.01%) Degree
2 562 (5.33%) PhD
3 300 (2.85%) Security Cleared
4 220 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
5 219 (2.08%) CISSP
6 214 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 173 (1.64%) ISEB
8 165 (1.57%) CISM
9 127 (1.20%) CCNA
10 124 (1.18%) SC Cleared
11 123 (1.17%) CISA
11 123 (1.17%) ISTQB
12 122 (1.16%) CCNP
13 115 (1.09%) PMI Certification
14 103 (0.98%) PMP
15 89 (0.84%) DV Cleared
16 84 (0.80%) MCSE
17 80 (0.76%) CEH
18 77 (0.73%) Postgraduate
19 66 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 611 (5.80%) QA
2 158 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 126 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 126 (1.20%) SLA
4 97 (0.92%) Data Quality
5 66 (0.63%) COBIT
6 38 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 22 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 21 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 15 (0.14%) MiFID
9 15 (0.14%) MISRA
9 15 (0.14%) SDET
10 13 (0.12%) GxP
11 12 (0.11%) JTAG
12 10 (0.095%) PA-DSS
13 9 (0.085%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 9 (0.085%) HL7
13 9 (0.085%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 8 (0.076%) ISO22301
15 7 (0.066%) HIPAA
System Software
1 310 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 278 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 189 (1.79%) Docker
4 119 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
5 73 (0.69%) Hyper-V
6 67 (0.64%) Firmware
7 46 (0.44%) vSphere
8 39 (0.37%) HDFS
8 39 (0.37%) NFS
9 28 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 24 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
11 22 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
12 21 (0.20%) VMware ESX
13 18 (0.17%) Xen
14 17 (0.16%) Apache Flume
15 16 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 14 (0.13%) KVM
17 13 (0.12%) Ceph
17 13 (0.12%) LXC
17 13 (0.12%) Snort
Systems Management
1 183 (1.74%) Puppet
2 160 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 131 (1.24%) Ansible
4 77 (0.73%) SCVMM
5 73 (0.69%) Nagios
6 57 (0.54%) Kibana
7 55 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
8 39 (0.37%) SCCM
9 37 (0.35%) Nessus
10 33 (0.31%) SCOM
11 32 (0.30%) Nmap
12 28 (0.27%) Salt
13 24 (0.23%) Kubernetes
14 23 (0.22%) Backup Exec
14 23 (0.22%) Control-M
15 22 (0.21%) Graphite
16 21 (0.20%) FortiGate
16 21 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
17 20 (0.19%) logstash
17 20 (0.19%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1339 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 1040 (9.87%) Oracle
3 402 (3.81%) Cisco
4 350 (3.32%) VMware
5 230 (2.18%) Google
6 223 (2.12%) HP
6 223 (2.12%) IBM
7 186 (1.76%) CheckPoint
7 186 (1.76%) SAP
8 158 (1.50%) Juniper
9 136 (1.29%) Citrix
9 136 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
10 125 (1.19%) Red Hat
11 118 (1.12%) Zend
12 106 (1.01%) EMC
13 83 (0.79%) Sybase
14 78 (0.74%) Fortinet
15 75 (0.71%) Tableau
16 69 (0.65%) Sun
17 68 (0.65%) NetApp
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £120k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits package & full training.
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Isle of Man
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Wembley, Middlesex
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: Extensive
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000.00 per annum + be - shares, pens, health+
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leicestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Shares, Medical, Life Assurance
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £95k to £120k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Technology People UK
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Salary: £60000 - £800000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
North West London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
Empiric.com
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago