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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 48 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 5557 6380 6549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.96% 5.83% 5.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.22% 14.84% 14.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4499 5282 5511
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 £69,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
42027 43003 44675
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.53% 39.27% 38.69%
Number of salaries quoted 33970 33822 37441
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -8 5158 £42,500 -5.55% 604
London -8 2524 £50,000 -4.76% 271
South East +5 1181 £40,000 - 137
East of England -1 546 £40,000 +6.66% 69
City of London -31 462 £55,000 -4.34% 115
South West -17 296 £34,250 +5.38% 39
Cambridgeshire -1 285 £40,000 +17.64% 49
Berkshire -14 279 £40,000 -11.11% 26
Cambridge 0 272 £40,000 +14.28% 47
Surrey -2 217 £45,000 +18.42% 18
Hampshire +10 214 £35,000 -6.66% 19
North West -12 200 £29,750 -8.46% 28
Scotland -10 184 £40,000 +6.66% 31
Hertfordshire -6 152 £40,000 - 8
East Midlands -11 134 £40,000 +6.66% 16
Yorkshire -19 134 £31,500 -3.07% 20
Reading +2 130 £42,500 -2.85% 7
Oxfordshire -2 128 £39,750 -0.62% 38
West Midlands -37 119 £30,500 -12.85% 20
Manchester -16 116 £35,000 +14.75% 18
Edinburgh +9 95 £40,000 +14.28% 9
East Sussex +8 92 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Bristol -26 91 £30,000 -14.28% 11
Buckinghamshire -1 82 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Brighton +5 77 £32,500 +1.56% 2
Kent +29 69 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Oxford -8 68 £36,500 -8.75% 13
Reigate +7 63 £50,000 +33.33% 2
West Sussex -6 63 £40,000 -2.43% 11
Milton Keynes +7 62 £37,500 +15.38% 3

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9525 (81.33%) Degree
2 3955 (33.77%) Java
3 3727 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 3435 (29.33%) SQL
5 3370 (28.77%) Software Engineering
6 3280 (28.01%) C#
7 2925 (24.97%) Finance
8 2853 (24.36%) JavaScript
9 2677 (22.86%) .NET
10 2438 (20.82%) HTML
11 2355 (20.11%) C++
12 2262 (19.31%) Mathematics
13 2233 (19.07%) OO
14 2193 (18.72%) SQL Server
15 2131 (18.20%) Linux
16 1962 (16.75%) CSS
17 1860 (15.88%) Windows
18 1726 (14.74%) Microsoft
19 1588 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
20 1442 (12.31%) Python
21 1398 (11.94%) TDD
22 1362 (11.63%) XML
23 1324 (11.30%) ASP.NET
24 1221 (10.43%) Oracle
25 1218 (10.40%) UNIX
26 1170 (9.99%) jQuery
27 1164 (9.94%) Scrum
28 1115 (9.52%) MVC
29 1112 (9.49%) MS Excel
30 1094 (9.34%) Web Services

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 382 (3.26%) Apache
2 355 (3.03%) Tomcat
3 295 (2.52%) SharePoint
4 247 (2.11%) Node.js
5 237 (2.02%) IIS
6 209 (1.78%) CMS
7 177 (1.51%) SAS
8 168 (1.43%) WebLogic
9 151 (1.29%) MS Exchange
10 141 (1.20%) WebSphere
11 139 (1.19%) JBoss
12 103 (0.88%) Apache Solr
13 87 (0.74%) WordPress
14 81 (0.69%) Drupal
15 64 (0.55%) nginx
16 63 (0.54%) Apache Pig
17 54 (0.46%) OpenStack
17 54 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
18 50 (0.43%) Joomla!
19 44 (0.38%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1112 (9.49%) MS Excel
2 378 (3.23%) MS Office
3 114 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 105 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 93 (0.79%) MS Project
6 80 (0.68%) SPSS
7 72 (0.61%) Photoshop
8 29 (0.25%) PowerPivot
9 26 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
10 22 (0.19%) XMetaL
11 19 (0.16%) Mathematica
12 18 (0.15%) CPLEX
13 15 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
14 12 (0.10%) Simulink
15 11 (0.094%) Stata
16 9 (0.077%) Fireworks
16 9 (0.077%) InfoPath
17 6 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 6 (0.051%) Mingle
17 6 (0.051%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 72 (0.61%) Google Analytics
2 62 (0.53%) Sophis RISQUE
3 57 (0.49%) Magento
4 56 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 25 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 21 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 19 (0.16%) SAP CO
7 19 (0.16%) SAP FI
7 19 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
7 19 (0.16%) SiteCatalyst
8 16 (0.14%) SAP BPC
9 14 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
9 14 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
10 12 (0.10%) Finacle
10 12 (0.10%) Temenos T24
10 12 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
10 12 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 11 (0.094%) HFM
11 11 (0.094%) Cognos TM1
12 9 (0.077%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 262 (2.24%) SaaS
2 122 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
3 97 (0.83%) GitHub
4 91 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
5 76 (0.65%) Office 365
6 65 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
7 40 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
8 26 (0.22%) PaaS
9 23 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
10 21 (0.18%) Force.com
11 19 (0.16%) IaaS
12 16 (0.14%) CloudBees
13 15 (0.13%) Google Apps
14 10 (0.085%) Amazon S3
15 8 (0.068%) SuccessFactors
15 8 (0.068%) Google Compute Engine
16 7 (0.060%) Joyent
16 7 (0.060%) Amazon SQS
17 5 (0.043%) Amazon ELB
18 4 (0.034%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 547 (4.67%) Internet
2 412 (3.52%) TCP/IP
3 303 (2.59%) HTTP
4 294 (2.51%) Firewall
5 186 (1.59%) DNS
6 173 (1.48%) VPN
7 158 (1.35%) Network Security
8 136 (1.16%) Wireless
9 134 (1.14%) WAN
10 133 (1.14%) SAN
11 111 (0.95%) LAN
12 90 (0.77%) VoIP
13 86 (0.73%) LDAP
14 83 (0.71%) Ethernet
15 78 (0.67%) NAS
16 76 (0.65%) DHCP
17 72 (0.61%) SMTP
18 71 (0.61%) Intranet
18 71 (0.61%) MPLS
19 69 (0.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2193 (18.72%) SQL Server
2 974 (8.32%) MySQL
3 753 (6.43%) Relational Database
4 533 (4.55%) Big Data
5 394 (3.36%) NoSQL
6 358 (3.06%) Hadoop
7 346 (2.95%) MongoDB
8 328 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 285 (2.43%) RDBMS
10 279 (2.38%) Oracle Database
11 273 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
12 268 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
13 255 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 234 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 171 (1.46%) Data Mining
16 154 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 153 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
18 121 (1.03%) Redis
19 119 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
20 111 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 899 (7.68%) Git (software)
2 582 (4.97%) Visual Studio
3 532 (4.54%) Subversion
4 346 (2.95%) Maven
5 336 (2.87%) JIRA
6 327 (2.79%) Selenium
7 292 (2.49%) JUnit
8 286 (2.44%) Eclipse
9 247 (2.11%) NUnit
10 246 (2.10%) Jenkins
11 232 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
12 181 (1.55%) Rhino Mocks
13 137 (1.17%) Ant
14 114 (0.97%) Cucumber
15 108 (0.92%) Moq
16 102 (0.87%) Mockito
17 99 (0.85%) Jasmine
18 94 (0.80%) MSTest
19 91 (0.78%) WebDriver
20 67 (0.57%) TeamCity
General
1 2925 (24.97%) Finance
2 740 (6.32%) Banking
3 536 (4.58%) Telecoms
4 513 (4.38%) Marketing
5 402 (3.43%) Games
6 392 (3.35%) Retail
7 373 (3.18%) Front Office
8 273 (2.33%) Electronics
9 256 (2.19%) Investment Banking
10 200 (1.71%) Advertising
11 174 (1.49%) Financial Institution
12 164 (1.40%) Manufacturing
13 147 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
14 139 (1.19%) French Language
15 137 (1.17%) Legal
16 105 (0.90%) German Language
17 94 (0.80%) Publishing
18 88 (0.75%) Law
19 86 (0.73%) Billing
20 83 (0.71%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5605 (47.86%) Developer
2 1336 (11.41%) Software Engineer
3 1269 (10.84%) Graduate
4 1226 (10.47%) Java Developer
5 1195 (10.20%) Analyst
6 992 (8.47%) Software Developer
7 892 (7.62%) Junior
8 797 (6.80%) Senior Developer
9 793 (6.77%) C# Developer
10 730 (6.23%) .NET Developer
11 599 (5.11%) Junior Developer
12 591 (5.05%) Graduate Developer
13 562 (4.80%) Consultant
14 466 (3.98%) Web Developer
15 423 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
16 405 (3.46%) C++ Developer
17 380 (3.24%) Architect
18 322 (2.75%) Support Analyst
19 266 (2.27%) Programmer
20 262 (2.24%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2677 (22.86%) .NET
2 2438 (20.82%) HTML
3 1962 (16.75%) CSS
4 1362 (11.63%) XML
5 1324 (11.30%) ASP.NET
6 1170 (9.99%) jQuery
7 1094 (9.34%) Web Services
8 808 (6.90%) HTML5
9 799 (6.82%) Spring
10 530 (4.53%) REST
11 512 (4.37%) .NET Framework
12 505 (4.31%) J2EE
13 490 (4.18%) Ajax
13 490 (4.18%) ASP.NET MVC
14 481 (4.11%) WCF
15 475 (4.06%) WPF
16 465 (3.97%) CSS3
17 447 (3.82%) Hibernate
18 425 (3.63%) SOAP
19 387 (3.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2262 (19.31%) Mathematics
2 1588 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
3 843 (7.20%) Physics
4 813 (6.94%) Algorithms
5 600 (5.12%) Management Information System
6 581 (4.96%) Open Source
7 538 (4.59%) User Experience
8 489 (4.18%) Mobile App
9 370 (3.16%) Hedge funds
10 339 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
11 331 (2.83%) Data Structures
12 304 (2.60%) Visualisation
13 275 (2.35%) Statistics
14 273 (2.33%) Client/Server
15 191 (1.63%) Derivative
16 164 (1.40%) Social Media
17 158 (1.35%) iPhone
18 139 (1.19%) Replication
19 136 (1.16%) Economics
20 127 (1.08%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 2131 (18.20%) Linux
2 1860 (15.88%) Windows
3 1218 (10.40%) UNIX
4 710 (6.06%) Android
5 529 (4.52%) Apple iOS
6 266 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 157 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 139 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 132 (1.13%) Windows 7
10 109 (0.93%) Solaris
10 109 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 108 (0.92%) Windows XP
12 63 (0.54%) Mac OS X
13 60 (0.51%) AIX
14 56 (0.48%) CentOS
15 49 (0.42%) Debian
16 40 (0.34%) Ubuntu
17 39 (0.33%) Windows Phone
18 38 (0.32%) Windows 8
19 37 (0.32%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3727 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 3370 (28.77%) Software Engineering
3 2233 (19.07%) OO
4 1398 (11.94%) TDD
5 1164 (9.94%) Scrum
6 1115 (9.52%) MVC
7 861 (7.35%) OOP
8 785 (6.70%) Project Management
9 760 (6.49%) Unit Testing
10 741 (6.33%) Analytics
11 718 (6.13%) Multithreading
12 710 (6.06%) Web Development
13 648 (5.53%) E-Commerce
14 630 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
15 565 (4.82%) OOD
16 553 (4.72%) Mentoring
17 473 (4.04%) Business Intelligence
18 471 (4.02%) ITIL
19 388 (3.31%) SOA
20 361 (3.08%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3955 (33.77%) Java
2 3435 (29.33%) SQL
3 3280 (28.01%) C#
4 2853 (24.36%) JavaScript
5 2355 (20.11%) C++
6 1442 (12.31%) Python
7 1009 (8.62%) C
8 934 (7.97%) PHP
9 568 (4.85%) Perl
10 449 (3.83%) Ruby
11 400 (3.42%) T-SQL
12 360 (3.07%) VB.NET
13 324 (2.77%) PL/SQL
14 317 (2.71%) VB
15 244 (2.08%) Scala
16 235 (2.01%) Objective-C
17 188 (1.61%) Bash Shell
18 175 (1.49%) Shell Script
19 171 (1.46%) R
20 170 (1.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9525 (81.33%) Degree
2 421 (3.59%) PhD
3 272 (2.32%) Security Cleared
4 236 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 210 (1.79%) ISEB
6 180 (1.54%) CISSP
7 172 (1.47%) SC Cleared
8 169 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
9 120 (1.02%) CCNA
10 119 (1.02%) HND
11 107 (0.91%) CISM
12 106 (0.91%) ISTQB
13 89 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
14 85 (0.73%) MBA
15 83 (0.71%) CISA
16 76 (0.65%) MCSE
17 70 (0.60%) PMI Certification
18 62 (0.53%) MCP
19 59 (0.50%) CCNP
20 56 (0.48%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 950 (8.11%) QA
2 155 (1.32%) SLA
3 132 (1.13%) ISO 9001
4 90 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 70 (0.60%) PCI DSS
6 50 (0.43%) COBIT
7 45 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 23 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 23 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 21 (0.18%) ISO 9000
10 18 (0.15%) IEC 61508
11 16 (0.14%) JSP 440
12 10 (0.085%) Basel III
13 9 (0.077%) TickIT
14 8 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 12207
14 8 (0.068%) ISO 8583
14 8 (0.068%) JTAG
15 6 (0.051%) COSO
15 6 (0.051%) Solvency II
15 6 (0.051%) GPG13
System Software
1 395 (3.37%) Active Directory
2 272 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (0.61%) Firmware
4 65 (0.55%) KVM
5 60 (0.51%) Hyper-V
6 49 (0.42%) VMware ESX
7 43 (0.37%) Xen
8 39 (0.33%) NFS
9 35 (0.30%) vSphere
10 33 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
10 33 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
11 31 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
12 26 (0.22%) XenApp
13 24 (0.20%) Varnish
14 20 (0.17%) IMail Server
15 19 (0.16%) XenServer
16 18 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
16 18 (0.15%) Docker
17 15 (0.13%) XenDesktop
17 15 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 162 (1.38%) Puppet
2 116 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 89 (0.76%) Nagios
4 85 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
5 60 (0.51%) SCCM
6 57 (0.49%) Ansible
7 38 (0.32%) Vagrant
8 32 (0.27%) SCOM
9 26 (0.22%) Salt
10 22 (0.19%) Data Guard
11 20 (0.17%) Capistrano
12 19 (0.16%) ZABBIX
13 17 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 15 (0.13%) NetBackup
14 15 (0.13%) Backup Exec
14 15 (0.13%) Nessus
15 14 (0.12%) Ganglia
15 14 (0.12%) yum
15 14 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
16 13 (0.11%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 1726 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 1221 (10.43%) Oracle
3 371 (3.17%) VMware
4 286 (2.44%) Cisco
5 268 (2.29%) Google
6 227 (1.94%) SAP
7 160 (1.37%) HP
8 150 (1.28%) IBM
9 128 (1.09%) Adobe
10 127 (1.08%) Zend
11 119 (1.02%) Red Hat
12 113 (0.96%) Citrix
13 108 (0.92%) Business Objects
14 106 (0.91%) Dell
15 103 (0.88%) Tableau
16 81 (0.69%) Cognos
17 78 (0.67%) Sun
18 71 (0.61%) Sybase
18 71 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
19 70 (0.60%) NetApp
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