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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK
Rank 34 31 54
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +23
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 4851 6658 5176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.85% 6.50% 4.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.30% 15.96% 12.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3930 5435 4231
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%

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
31714 41726 41319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.23% 40.74% 38.77%
Number of salaries quoted 25595 33345 33088
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
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 26 February 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 26 February 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 -3 4645 £47,500 - 819
London -3 2277 £60,000 +9.09% 428
South East -2 886 £40,500 +1.25% 122
East of England +5 551 £40,000 - 121
City of London 0 356 £65,000 +18.18% 91
North West +30 283 £37,500 -6.25% 46
Cambridgeshire +4 269 £40,000 - 90
South West -17 246 £40,000 +7.38% 42
Cambridge +1 242 £37,500 -5.06% 78
Manchester +29 232 £38,000 -12.64% 28
Berkshire +13 226 £50,000 +11.11% 24
Hampshire +4 161 £37,500 +8.69% 23
West Midlands -9 153 £37,500 - 12
Hertfordshire +3 144 £40,000 -11.11% 15
Surrey -10 140 £45,000 - 25
Oxfordshire +12 138 £42,500 -5.55% 26
East Midlands -16 121 £38,000 +3.40% 17
Scotland -13 120 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Yorkshire -26 114 £40,000 +14.28% 24
Bristol -17 113 £40,000 - 17
Buckinghamshire +9 105 £40,000 - 8
Essex 0 96 £50,000 - 9
Milton Keynes +6 84 £37,500 -6.25% 3
West Yorkshire -13 78 £40,000 +10.34% 17
Reading +11 76 £52,500 -4.54% 15
Oxford +2 74 £40,000 -11.11% 17
Birmingham +4 67 £27,500 -26.66% 5
Glasgow +9 64 £45,000 +33.33% 3
Leeds -15 61 £40,000 - 13
West Sussex -22 61 £46,250 +23.33% 8

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 7892 (77.21%) Degree
2 3207 (31.37%) Java
3 3089 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2874 (28.12%) SQL
5 2593 (25.37%) Software Engineering
6 2582 (25.26%) C#
7 2573 (25.17%) JavaScript
8 2303 (22.53%) Finance
9 2236 (21.87%) Mathematics
10 2065 (20.20%) HTML
11 2008 (19.64%) .NET
12 1837 (17.97%) C++
13 1822 (17.82%) Python
14 1784 (17.45%) CSS
15 1665 (16.29%) Linux
16 1584 (15.50%) SQL Server
17 1417 (13.86%) OO
18 1352 (13.23%) Microsoft
19 1345 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
20 1274 (12.46%) Windows
21 1096 (10.72%) AngularJS
22 1056 (10.33%) ASP.NET
23 1054 (10.31%) TDD
24 1019 (9.97%) Oracle
25 995 (9.73%) Scrum
26 969 (9.48%) Web Development
27 945 (9.24%) MVC
28 939 (9.19%) Physics
29 903 (8.83%) SDLC
30 891 (8.72%) C

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
1 340 (3.33%) Apache Spark
2 311 (3.04%) Apache
3 231 (2.26%) SharePoint
4 209 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
5 164 (1.60%) IIS
6 154 (1.51%) Tomcat
7 136 (1.33%) CMS
8 124 (1.21%) JBoss
9 121 (1.18%) WebSphere
10 120 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 106 (1.04%) Confluence
12 104 (1.02%) SAS
13 93 (0.91%) MS Exchange
14 89 (0.87%) WebLogic
15 69 (0.68%) OpenStack
16 57 (0.56%) Drupal
17 55 (0.54%) Apache Solr
18 53 (0.52%) nginx
19 52 (0.51%) Apache Pig
20 48 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 800 (7.83%) MS Excel
2 247 (2.42%) MS Office
3 86 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 83 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 50 (0.49%) MS Project
6 46 (0.45%) SPSS
7 44 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.15%) Stata
9 14 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 14 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 11 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 10 (0.098%) InDesign
12 9 (0.088%) Casewise Modeler
12 9 (0.088%) Fireworks
13 8 (0.078%) Simulink
14 7 (0.068%) InfoPath
15 6 (0.059%) SOLIDWORKS
16 4 (0.039%) Camtasia
17 3 (0.029%) CATIA
17 3 (0.029%) Weka
Business Applications
1 82 (0.80%) Magento
2 46 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 32 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 27 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
5 17 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 15 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 15 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 13 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 13 (0.13%) Sentinel
8 11 (0.11%) SAP BPC
9 10 (0.098%) SAP CRM
10 9 (0.088%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 8 (0.078%) Radian6
12 7 (0.068%) Endur
12 7 (0.068%) Oracle Applications
12 7 (0.068%) Oracle Cash Management
12 7 (0.068%) Payment Gateway
12 7 (0.068%) SAP HR
13 5 (0.049%) Oracle 11i
13 5 (0.049%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 717 (7.01%) Amazon AWS
2 486 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 389 (3.81%) SaaS
4 232 (2.27%) GitHub
5 197 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
6 137 (1.34%) PaaS
7 134 (1.31%) IaaS
8 109 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
9 104 (1.02%) Office 365
10 72 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
11 31 (0.30%) Amazon S3
11 31 (0.30%) Google Analytics
12 26 (0.25%) Google Play
13 24 (0.23%) Force.com
14 23 (0.23%) Heroku
15 20 (0.20%) Yammer
16 17 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
17 15 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
17 15 (0.15%) Slack
18 12 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 408 (3.99%) Firewall
2 290 (2.84%) Internet
3 264 (2.58%) TCP/IP
4 222 (2.17%) HTTP
5 210 (2.05%) DNS
6 169 (1.65%) WAN
7 154 (1.51%) LAN
8 144 (1.41%) Network Security
9 135 (1.32%) VPN
9 135 (1.32%) Wireless
10 109 (1.07%) SAN
11 108 (1.06%) OSPF
12 91 (0.89%) LDAP
13 87 (0.85%) DHCP
14 85 (0.83%) Ethernet
15 82 (0.80%) MPLS
16 73 (0.71%) VoIP
17 72 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
18 70 (0.68%) BGP
18 70 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1584 (15.50%) SQL Server
2 805 (7.88%) MySQL
3 673 (6.58%) Big Data
4 613 (6.00%) Relational Database
5 609 (5.96%) NoSQL
6 413 (4.04%) MongoDB
7 348 (3.40%) Hadoop
8 215 (2.10%) RDBMS
9 207 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
10 203 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
11 202 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 178 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
13 172 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 169 (1.65%) Oracle Database
15 153 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
16 146 (1.43%) Data Mining
17 127 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
18 104 (1.02%) Apache Hive
19 100 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
20 84 (0.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 837 (8.19%) Git (software)
2 407 (3.98%) Jenkins
3 359 (3.51%) Visual Studio
4 327 (3.20%) Selenium
5 323 (3.16%) JIRA
6 291 (2.85%) Subversion
7 240 (2.35%) Maven
8 198 (1.94%) TeamCity
9 186 (1.82%) NUnit
10 185 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 172 (1.68%) JUnit
12 134 (1.31%) gulp
13 129 (1.26%) Gradle
14 123 (1.20%) Cucumber
15 118 (1.15%) Grunt
16 113 (1.11%) MSTest
17 97 (0.95%) Ant
18 95 (0.93%) Eclipse
19 89 (0.87%) Jasmine
20 87 (0.85%) Moq
General
1 2303 (22.53%) Finance
2 797 (7.80%) Banking
3 521 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 423 (4.14%) Marketing
5 361 (3.53%) Games
6 316 (3.09%) Retail
7 269 (2.63%) Advertising
8 211 (2.06%) Publishing
9 206 (2.02%) Electronics
10 203 (1.99%) Front Office
11 194 (1.90%) Manufacturing
12 175 (1.71%) Investment Banking
13 153 (1.50%) Automotive
14 139 (1.36%) Legal
15 136 (1.33%) Financial Institution
16 127 (1.24%) Back Office
17 99 (0.97%) German Language
18 94 (0.92%) French Language
19 80 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
20 77 (0.75%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4796 (46.92%) Developer
2 1137 (11.12%) Java Developer
3 1087 (10.63%) Graduate
4 897 (8.78%) Software Engineer
5 875 (8.56%) C# Developer
6 851 (8.33%) Junior
7 824 (8.06%) Analyst
8 803 (7.86%) Software Developer
9 794 (7.77%) .NET Developer
10 688 (6.73%) Senior Developer
11 649 (6.35%) Junior Developer
12 615 (6.02%) Graduate Developer
13 550 (5.38%) Architect
14 492 (4.81%) C# .NET Developer
15 424 (4.15%) JavaScript Developer
16 396 (3.87%) Consultant
17 352 (3.44%) Web Developer
18 339 (3.32%) C++ Developer
19 302 (2.95%) SQL Developer
20 286 (2.80%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2065 (20.20%) HTML
2 2008 (19.64%) .NET
3 1784 (17.45%) CSS
4 1096 (10.72%) AngularJS
5 1056 (10.33%) ASP.NET
6 849 (8.31%) Web Services
7 840 (8.22%) jQuery
8 792 (7.75%) HTML5
9 708 (6.93%) XML
10 500 (4.89%) Node.js
11 488 (4.77%) Spring
12 471 (4.61%) REST
13 455 (4.45%) ASP.NET MVC
14 453 (4.43%) CSS3
15 435 (4.26%) React
16 426 (4.17%) .NET Framework
17 375 (3.67%) WCF
18 371 (3.63%) WPF
19 362 (3.54%) RESTful
20 350 (3.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1345 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 801 (7.84%) Algorithms
3 561 (5.49%) Management Information System
4 437 (4.28%) User Experience
5 395 (3.86%) Data Structures
6 384 (3.76%) Fintech
7 344 (3.37%) Data Centre
7 344 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
8 330 (3.23%) Hedge funds
9 324 (3.17%) Mobile App
10 138 (1.35%) Client/Server
11 97 (0.95%) Virtual Team
12 96 (0.94%) Derivative
13 93 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 92 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
15 90 (0.88%) Life Science
16 85 (0.83%) iPad
17 82 (0.80%) N-Tier
18 81 (0.79%) Equities
19 80 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1665 (16.29%) Linux
2 1274 (12.46%) Windows
3 649 (6.35%) Unix
4 381 (3.73%) Android
5 320 (3.13%) Apple iOS
6 240 (2.35%) Windows Server
7 122 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 96 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 84 (0.82%) CentOS
10 80 (0.78%) Windows 7
11 76 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 72 (0.70%) Mac OS X
13 66 (0.65%) Solaris
14 64 (0.63%) Windows 8
15 57 (0.56%) Windows 10
16 41 (0.40%) Ubuntu
17 40 (0.39%) Mac OS
17 40 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
17 40 (0.39%) Windows XP
18 33 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3089 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2593 (25.37%) Software Engineering
3 2236 (21.87%) Mathematics
4 1417 (13.86%) OO
5 1054 (10.31%) TDD
6 995 (9.73%) Scrum
7 969 (9.48%) Web Development
8 945 (9.24%) MVC
9 939 (9.19%) Physics
10 903 (8.83%) SDLC
11 767 (7.50%) Analytics
12 742 (7.26%) OOP
13 695 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
14 651 (6.37%) Project Management
15 605 (5.92%) E-Commerce
16 584 (5.71%) ITIL
17 576 (5.63%) Machine Learning
18 559 (5.47%) Multithreading
19 551 (5.39%) DevOps
20 550 (5.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3207 (31.37%) Java
2 2874 (28.12%) SQL
3 2582 (25.26%) C#
4 2573 (25.17%) JavaScript
5 1837 (17.97%) C++
6 1822 (17.82%) Python
7 891 (8.72%) C
8 873 (8.54%) PHP
9 439 (4.29%) Scala
10 398 (3.89%) R
11 375 (3.67%) Perl
12 367 (3.59%) Ruby
13 266 (2.60%) T-SQL
14 250 (2.45%) Bash Shell
15 221 (2.16%) PowerShell
16 220 (2.15%) MATLAB
17 176 (1.72%) VB
18 167 (1.63%) PL/SQL
19 164 (1.60%) VB.NET
20 148 (1.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7892 (77.21%) Degree
2 599 (5.86%) PhD
3 277 (2.71%) Security Cleared
4 234 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 213 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
6 201 (1.97%) CISSP
7 171 (1.67%) ISEB
8 156 (1.53%) CISM
9 126 (1.23%) CCNP
10 122 (1.19%) ISTQB
11 112 (1.10%) CCNA
12 106 (1.04%) Postgraduate
13 105 (1.03%) SC Cleared
14 103 (1.01%) PMI Certification
15 101 (0.99%) CISA
16 91 (0.89%) PMP
17 87 (0.85%) MCSE
18 72 (0.70%) DV Cleared
18 72 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
19 66 (0.65%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 660 (6.46%) QA
2 145 (1.42%) PCI DSS
3 137 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 117 (1.14%) SLA
5 90 (0.88%) Data Quality
6 55 (0.54%) PMO
7 38 (0.37%) COBIT
8 31 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 26 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
10 21 (0.21%) ISO 9001
11 20 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 16 (0.16%) MiFID
13 14 (0.14%) GxP
13 14 (0.14%) MISRA
14 13 (0.13%) JTAG
14 13 (0.13%) SDET
15 10 (0.098%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 10 (0.098%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 9 (0.088%) GCP
16 9 (0.088%) ISO22301
System Software
1 288 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 268 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 209 (2.04%) Docker
4 119 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
5 76 (0.74%) Hyper-V
6 68 (0.67%) Firmware
7 46 (0.45%) HDFS
8 39 (0.38%) vSphere
9 32 (0.31%) NFS
10 26 (0.25%) Apache Flume
11 24 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 22 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
13 21 (0.21%) KVM
14 19 (0.19%) VMware ESX
15 17 (0.17%) Xen
16 15 (0.15%) iptables
16 15 (0.15%) Samba
17 14 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
17 14 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 14 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 159 (1.56%) Puppet
2 154 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
3 117 (1.14%) Ansible
4 78 (0.76%) Kibana
5 71 (0.69%) Nagios
6 66 (0.65%) SCVMM
7 43 (0.42%) SCCM
8 41 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
9 38 (0.37%) SCOM
10 36 (0.35%) logstash
11 34 (0.33%) Nessus
12 33 (0.32%) Kubernetes
13 30 (0.29%) Nmap
14 25 (0.24%) Backup Exec
14 25 (0.24%) Graphite
15 24 (0.23%) Salt
16 19 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
17 18 (0.18%) NetBackup
18 16 (0.16%) Cacti
18 16 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1352 (13.23%) Microsoft
2 1019 (9.97%) Oracle
3 371 (3.63%) Cisco
4 328 (3.21%) VMware
5 253 (2.48%) Google
6 198 (1.94%) HP
7 192 (1.88%) SAP
8 183 (1.79%) IBM
9 172 (1.68%) CheckPoint
10 156 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
11 134 (1.31%) Juniper
11 134 (1.31%) Zend
12 133 (1.30%) Citrix
13 116 (1.13%) Red Hat
14 107 (1.05%) EMC
15 103 (1.01%) Tableau
16 66 (0.65%) NetApp
17 64 (0.63%) Fortinet
18 63 (0.62%) BMC
18 63 (0.62%) Xamarin
South East London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bens + share options
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Good Benefits (e.g. pension, gener
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reynolds and Reynolds
Salary: From £17,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + shares + bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + training and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Salary: £40000 Per Annum Competitive Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Bromium UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Dundee, Angus
In Practice Systems Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Competitive plus Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £19,000 to £21,500 per annum + benefits inc pension & share optio
Posted: 2 days ago
Liskeard, Cornwall
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago