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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 44 42 44
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 6118 5861 6136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.36% 5.50% 5.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.23% 14.15% 13.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4961 5143 5243
Average salary £42,500 £44,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.02% +11.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £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
42993 41429 45795
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.68% 38.91% 38.99%
Number of salaries quoted 33604 33705 38462
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -2 5673 £42,500 -5.55% 693
London -5 2776 £50,000 -4.76% 317
South East +8 1219 £37,500 -6.25% 117
City of London +10 733 £52,500 -4.54% 111
East of England +3 595 £40,000 +14.28% 82
South West -4 348 £32,500 +8.33% 49
Surrey +14 310 £42,500 -5.55% 28
Cambridgeshire +2 299 £40,000 +14.28% 44
Cambridge +5 283 £40,000 +14.28% 42
Berkshire -5 261 £40,000 - 20
Hampshire +11 241 £35,000 +2.94% 26
Scotland -1 227 £40,000 -5.88% 27
North West -2 213 £37,500 +22.95% 50
West Midlands -9 202 £34,000 -15.00% 17
East Midlands +5 182 £35,750 +10.00% 21
Hertfordshire +4 155 £40,000 - 26
Edinburgh +8 128 £38,500 +1.98% 13
Bristol -8 127 £33,500 +11.66% 24
Buckinghamshire +26 121 £37,500 +7.14% 11
Oxfordshire -4 109 £30,000 -23.07% 12
Manchester -6 107 £35,000 +14.75% 24
Reading +9 101 £52,500 +31.25% 6
East Sussex -2 98 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Yorkshire -31 97 £32,000 -8.57% 27
Wiltshire +23 90 £36,750 +53.12% 13
Brighton 0 87 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Birmingham +4 81 £34,000 -28.42% 6
Milton Keynes +23 79 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Bedfordshire +34 75 £31,000 - 4
North East +27 74 £32,500 -7.14% 13

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 10723 (80.30%) Degree
2 4683 (35.07%) Java
3 4169 (31.22%) Agile Software Development
4 3853 (28.85%) Software Engineering
5 3801 (28.46%) C#
6 3714 (27.81%) SQL
7 3409 (25.53%) Finance
8 3189 (23.88%) JavaScript
9 3151 (23.60%) .NET
10 2941 (22.02%) HTML
11 2832 (21.21%) C++
11 2832 (21.21%) OO
12 2614 (19.57%) Mathematics
13 2511 (18.80%) SQL Server
14 2505 (18.76%) Linux
15 2231 (16.71%) CSS
16 2155 (16.14%) Windows
17 1886 (14.12%) Microsoft
18 1849 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
19 1703 (12.75%) Python
20 1529 (11.45%) XML
21 1497 (11.21%) ASP.NET
22 1477 (11.06%) Oracle
23 1453 (10.88%) UNIX
24 1420 (10.63%) TDD
25 1379 (10.33%) jQuery
26 1313 (9.83%) Scrum
27 1229 (9.20%) MS Excel
28 1166 (8.73%) C
29 1159 (8.68%) MVC

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 430 (3.22%) Apache
2 406 (3.04%) Tomcat
3 340 (2.55%) IIS
4 286 (2.14%) SharePoint
5 280 (2.10%) Node.js
6 219 (1.64%) CMS
7 197 (1.48%) SAS
7 197 (1.48%) WebLogic
8 182 (1.36%) WebSphere
9 140 (1.05%) MS Exchange
10 84 (0.63%) Apache Solr
11 76 (0.57%) Apache Pig
12 75 (0.56%) Drupal
13 67 (0.50%) WordPress
14 65 (0.49%) nginx
15 63 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
16 60 (0.45%) OpenStack
17 55 (0.41%) GlassFish
18 46 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
19 45 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1229 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 441 (3.30%) MS Office
3 128 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 122 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 110 (0.82%) MS Project
6 107 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 67 (0.50%) SPSS
8 38 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
9 37 (0.28%) XMetaL
10 28 (0.21%) PowerPivot
10 28 (0.21%) InfoPath
11 20 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 18 (0.13%) Fireworks
13 15 (0.11%) FrameMaker
14 12 (0.090%) Mathematica
15 11 (0.082%) Simulink
16 9 (0.067%) Stata
16 9 (0.067%) CPLEX
17 6 (0.045%) InDesign
17 6 (0.045%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 106 (0.79%) Magento
2 50 (0.37%) Google Analytics
3 49 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 48 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 34 (0.25%) Sophis RISQUE
6 31 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 21 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
8 19 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 19 (0.14%) SAP CO
8 19 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
8 19 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
8 19 (0.14%) SAP FI
9 15 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 15 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
10 14 (0.10%) SiteCatalyst
11 13 (0.097%) Shopify
11 13 (0.097%) Oracle Payables
11 13 (0.097%) Oracle EBS R12
11 13 (0.097%) Maximo
12 12 (0.090%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 261 (1.95%) SaaS
2 115 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
3 108 (0.81%) GitHub
4 84 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 68 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
6 51 (0.38%) Office 365
7 44 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (0.20%) Force.com
9 19 (0.14%) Google Apps
10 17 (0.13%) PaaS
11 14 (0.10%) Amazon S3
12 12 (0.090%) SuccessFactors
13 11 (0.082%) IaaS
14 10 (0.075%) Google App Engine
15 9 (0.067%) Joyent
16 8 (0.060%) Google Compute Engine
17 7 (0.052%) Trello
18 6 (0.045%) ElastiCache
18 6 (0.045%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 5 (0.037%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 647 (4.84%) Internet
2 452 (3.38%) TCP/IP
3 392 (2.94%) HTTP
4 266 (1.99%) Firewall
5 199 (1.49%) DNS
6 175 (1.31%) Network Security
7 165 (1.24%) VPN
8 160 (1.20%) SAN
9 135 (1.01%) WAN
10 121 (0.91%) LAN
11 116 (0.87%) Wireless
12 109 (0.82%) DHCP
13 103 (0.77%) Ethernet
14 96 (0.72%) NAS
15 93 (0.70%) VoIP
16 89 (0.67%) Intranet
16 89 (0.67%) Wireshark
17 86 (0.64%) LDAP
18 81 (0.61%) SSL
19 67 (0.50%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2511 (18.80%) SQL Server
2 1040 (7.79%) MySQL
3 970 (7.26%) Relational Database
4 654 (4.90%) Big Data
5 431 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 431 (3.23%) Hadoop
6 377 (2.82%) NoSQL
7 344 (2.58%) RDBMS
8 331 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
8 331 (2.48%) Oracle Database
9 319 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 312 (2.34%) MongoDB
11 300 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
12 267 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 194 (1.45%) Data Mining
14 183 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
15 173 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
16 164 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 164 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
17 137 (1.03%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 894 (6.69%) Git (software)
2 681 (5.10%) Visual Studio
3 557 (4.17%) Subversion
4 345 (2.58%) Selenium
5 339 (2.54%) Maven
6 313 (2.34%) Jenkins
7 307 (2.30%) Eclipse
8 290 (2.17%) JUnit
9 283 (2.12%) JIRA
10 252 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
11 244 (1.83%) NUnit
12 152 (1.14%) Rhino Mocks
13 135 (1.01%) Ant
14 132 (0.99%) Moq
14 132 (0.99%) Cucumber
15 108 (0.81%) Jasmine
16 99 (0.74%) MSTest
16 99 (0.74%) QuickTest Pro
17 92 (0.69%) WebDriver
18 88 (0.66%) Mockito
General
1 3409 (25.53%) Finance
2 786 (5.89%) Banking
3 635 (4.76%) Marketing
4 595 (4.46%) Games
5 524 (3.92%) Telecoms
6 511 (3.83%) Front Office
7 455 (3.41%) Retail
8 309 (2.31%) Investment Banking
9 299 (2.24%) Electronics
10 293 (2.19%) Advertising
11 232 (1.74%) Financial Institution
12 171 (1.28%) Manufacturing
13 164 (1.23%) French Language
14 155 (1.16%) Publishing
15 141 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
16 127 (0.95%) Legal
17 108 (0.81%) Back Office
18 106 (0.79%) German Language
19 89 (0.67%) Aerospace
20 77 (0.58%) Law
Job Titles
1 6613 (49.52%) Developer
2 1574 (11.79%) Software Engineer
3 1479 (11.08%) Java Developer
4 1472 (11.02%) Graduate
5 1397 (10.46%) Analyst
6 1218 (9.12%) Software Developer
7 1045 (7.83%) Junior
8 910 (6.81%) Senior Developer
9 871 (6.52%) .NET Developer
10 844 (6.32%) C# Developer
11 695 (5.20%) Graduate Developer
12 678 (5.08%) Junior Developer
13 637 (4.77%) Consultant
14 553 (4.14%) Web Developer
15 537 (4.02%) C++ Developer
16 441 (3.30%) C# .NET Developer
17 414 (3.10%) Architect
18 358 (2.68%) Programmer
19 315 (2.36%) Support Analyst
20 314 (2.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3151 (23.60%) .NET
2 2941 (22.02%) HTML
3 2231 (16.71%) CSS
4 1529 (11.45%) XML
5 1497 (11.21%) ASP.NET
6 1379 (10.33%) jQuery
7 1052 (7.88%) Web Services
8 912 (6.83%) HTML5
9 862 (6.45%) Spring
10 635 (4.76%) .NET Framework
11 625 (4.68%) WPF
12 588 (4.40%) WCF
13 544 (4.07%) Ajax
14 530 (3.97%) J2EE
15 499 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
16 498 (3.73%) CSS3
17 490 (3.67%) REST
18 483 (3.62%) Hibernate
19 411 (3.08%) SOAP
20 380 (2.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2614 (19.57%) Mathematics
2 1849 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1108 (8.30%) Physics
4 683 (5.11%) Management Information System
5 645 (4.83%) Open Source
6 559 (4.19%) Mobile App
7 548 (4.10%) User Experience
8 406 (3.04%) Hedge funds
9 390 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
10 367 (2.75%) Statistics
11 339 (2.54%) Visualisation
12 280 (2.10%) Client/Server
13 224 (1.68%) Social Media
14 217 (1.62%) Derivative
15 193 (1.45%) Economics
15 193 (1.45%) Equities
16 182 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 176 (1.32%) Artificial Intelligence
18 166 (1.24%) iPhone
19 146 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2505 (18.76%) Linux
2 2155 (16.14%) Windows
3 1453 (10.88%) UNIX
4 779 (5.83%) Android
5 541 (4.05%) Apple iOS
6 274 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 176 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 149 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 136 (1.02%) Solaris
10 133 (1.00%) Windows 7
11 109 (0.82%) Windows XP
12 88 (0.66%) Mac OS X
13 85 (0.64%) Debian
14 78 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
15 75 (0.56%) AIX
16 68 (0.51%) CentOS
17 65 (0.49%) Ubuntu
18 54 (0.40%) Windows 8
19 45 (0.34%) Windows Phone
20 40 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4169 (31.22%) Agile Software Development
2 3853 (28.85%) Software Engineering
3 2832 (21.21%) OO
4 1420 (10.63%) TDD
5 1313 (9.83%) Scrum
6 1159 (8.68%) MVC
7 961 (7.20%) OOP
8 911 (6.82%) Project Management
9 789 (5.91%) Web Development
10 784 (5.87%) Multithreading
11 778 (5.83%) Unit Testing
12 759 (5.68%) Analytics
13 733 (5.49%) E-Commerce
14 663 (4.96%) OOD
15 647 (4.84%) Mentoring
16 646 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
17 562 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
18 508 (3.80%) ITIL
19 419 (3.14%) SOA
20 388 (2.91%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 4683 (35.07%) Java
2 3801 (28.46%) C#
3 3714 (27.81%) SQL
4 3189 (23.88%) JavaScript
5 2832 (21.21%) C++
6 1703 (12.75%) Python
7 1166 (8.73%) C
8 960 (7.19%) PHP
9 712 (5.33%) Perl
10 582 (4.36%) Ruby
11 477 (3.57%) VB.NET
12 417 (3.12%) Scala
13 405 (3.03%) T-SQL
14 402 (3.01%) VB
15 338 (2.53%) PL/SQL
16 256 (1.92%) Objective-C
17 215 (1.61%) PowerShell
17 215 (1.61%) Bash Shell
18 205 (1.54%) VBA
19 190 (1.42%) R
Qualifications
1 10723 (80.30%) Degree
2 566 (4.24%) PhD
3 353 (2.64%) Security Cleared
4 298 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 278 (2.08%) ISEB
6 185 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 170 (1.27%) SC Cleared
8 147 (1.10%) CISSP
9 134 (1.00%) CCNA
10 131 (0.98%) ISTQB
11 111 (0.83%) HND
12 97 (0.73%) PMI Certification
13 93 (0.70%) CCNP
14 86 (0.64%) MCSE
15 83 (0.62%) CISA
16 78 (0.58%) MBA
17 72 (0.54%) CISM
18 71 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
19 68 (0.51%) PMP
20 64 (0.48%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1114 (8.34%) QA
2 160 (1.20%) SLA
3 140 (1.05%) ISO 9001
4 88 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 74 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 51 (0.38%) COBIT
7 49 (0.37%) Data Quality
8 39 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 27 (0.20%) ISO 9000
10 23 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 16 (0.12%) IEC 61508
12 13 (0.097%) TickIT
13 11 (0.082%) Solvency II
14 7 (0.052%) HL7
15 6 (0.045%) DO-178B
16 5 (0.037%) Basel III
16 5 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 12207
16 5 (0.037%) MiFID
17 4 (0.030%) P3O
17 4 (0.030%) JSP 440
System Software
1 353 (2.64%) Active Directory
2 270 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (0.55%) VMware ESX
4 62 (0.46%) KVM
5 57 (0.43%) Xen
6 42 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 40 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
8 37 (0.28%) XenServer
9 36 (0.27%) NFS
10 35 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
11 28 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
12 27 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
13 25 (0.19%) Varnish
14 22 (0.16%) XenApp
15 21 (0.16%) vSphere
16 20 (0.15%) IMail Server
16 20 (0.15%) HDFS
17 18 (0.13%) Terminal Services
18 14 (0.10%) QEMU
19 13 (0.097%) Samba
Systems Management
1 139 (1.04%) Puppet
2 97 (0.73%) Nagios
3 96 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
4 83 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
5 38 (0.28%) Ansible
6 36 (0.27%) SCCM
7 31 (0.23%) Data Guard
8 27 (0.20%) ZABBIX
9 26 (0.19%) Zenoss
9 26 (0.19%) YUM
10 24 (0.18%) Salt
10 24 (0.18%) OpenView
11 19 (0.14%) Vagrant
12 17 (0.13%) OPNET
12 17 (0.13%) NetBackup
12 17 (0.13%) Cacti
13 16 (0.12%) Ganglia
13 16 (0.12%) SolarWinds Orion
14 15 (0.11%) SCOM
15 14 (0.10%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1886 (14.12%) Microsoft
2 1477 (11.06%) Oracle
3 369 (2.76%) VMware
4 297 (2.22%) Cisco
5 281 (2.10%) Google
6 264 (1.98%) SAP
7 204 (1.53%) IBM
8 195 (1.46%) JBoss
9 176 (1.32%) HP
10 174 (1.30%) Adobe
11 157 (1.18%) Red Hat
12 153 (1.15%) Zend
13 140 (1.05%) Tableau
14 127 (0.95%) Citrix
15 121 (0.91%) Business Objects
16 112 (0.84%) Sybase
17 109 (0.82%) Cognos
18 94 (0.70%) Facebook
19 88 (0.66%) Dell
20 84 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits+bonuses
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum Plus excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum Plus an Excellent Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £55,000 to £90,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £58000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 PA depending on experience
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Package & Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Dependent upon experience
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 22,000 - 25,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
UK
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago