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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 30 49 40
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -9
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 6648 5898 6978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.44% 5.26% 5.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.19% 12.96% 14.13%
Number of salaries quoted 5496 4669 5756
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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
43758 45498 49389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.37% 40.55% 41.29%
Number of salaries quoted 35305 35882 39192
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 May 2016 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 1 May 2016. 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
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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 +20 6248 £47,500 +5.55% 900
London +6 3156 £55,000 +4.76% 437
South East +15 1397 £40,000 -3.61% 174
East of England +6 559 £40,000 - 93
City of London +14 473 £55,000 +4.76% 78
Surrey +34 333 £42,500 -5.55% 35
South West +15 324 £42,500 +30.76% 45
Cambridgeshire +2 280 £41,500 -2.35% 59
Berkshire -7 250 £52,500 +16.66% 42
Cambridge +4 246 £41,500 -2.35% 50
West Midlands +18 241 £35,000 +16.66% 22
North West +35 230 £37,500 +7.14% 64
Hampshire +32 228 £37,500 -6.25% 36
Scotland +4 201 £39,000 +1.29% 40
East Midlands +35 174 £35,000 +10.23% 16
Bristol +28 166 £44,000 +21.37% 20
Yorkshire +42 163 £35,000 +16.66% 35
Manchester +33 161 £37,500 - 40
Oxfordshire +6 156 £43,500 +8.75% 16
Reading +10 150 £55,000 +22.22% 31
Hertfordshire +20 144 £40,000 - 23
West Sussex -1 135 £37,500 -6.83% 24
Buckinghamshire +33 130 £40,000 +14.28% 6
East Sussex +13 123 £34,500 -18.82% 7
Brighton +12 105 £33,500 -18.78% 7
Essex +23 99 £47,500 +58.33% 3
Nottinghamshire +21 97 £27,500 -8.33% 6
Milton Keynes +21 97 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Glasgow +19 97 £35,000 -6.66% 14
Nottingham +16 97 £27,500 -4.34% 6

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 10363 (78.68%) Degree
2 4250 (32.27%) Agile Software Development
3 4233 (32.14%) Java
4 3886 (29.50%) SQL
5 3421 (25.97%) Software Engineering
6 3386 (25.71%) Finance
7 3359 (25.50%) C#
8 3128 (23.75%) JavaScript
9 2761 (20.96%) .NET
10 2722 (20.67%) HTML
11 2472 (18.77%) Mathematics
12 2423 (18.40%) C++
13 2355 (17.88%) SQL Server
14 2286 (17.36%) Linux
15 2231 (16.94%) CSS
16 2142 (16.26%) Python
17 2094 (15.90%) Windows
18 1919 (14.57%) OO
19 1801 (13.67%) Microsoft
20 1748 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
21 1490 (11.31%) Oracle
22 1440 (10.93%) TDD
23 1381 (10.49%) Web Services
24 1258 (9.55%) Scrum
25 1231 (9.35%) MVC
26 1229 (9.33%) jQuery
27 1211 (9.19%) ASP.NET
28 1195 (9.07%) HTML5
29 1101 (8.36%) Analytics
30 1071 (8.13%) XML

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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
1 558 (4.24%) Node.js
2 453 (3.44%) Apache
3 351 (2.66%) IIS
4 318 (2.41%) Apache Spark
5 311 (2.36%) SharePoint
6 297 (2.25%) Tomcat
7 198 (1.50%) CMS
8 186 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
9 184 (1.40%) JBoss
10 176 (1.34%) SAS
11 160 (1.21%) WebSphere
12 148 (1.12%) MS Exchange
13 147 (1.12%) WebLogic
14 90 (0.68%) nginx
15 81 (0.61%) Joomla!
16 80 (0.61%) Apache Pig
17 77 (0.58%) Drupal
18 74 (0.56%) Confluence
19 71 (0.54%) Apache Solr
20 59 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 1055 (8.01%) MS Excel
2 313 (2.38%) MS Office
3 120 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 92 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 89 (0.68%) Photoshop
6 61 (0.46%) SPSS
7 60 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
8 45 (0.34%) MS Project
9 21 (0.16%) Acrobat
10 19 (0.14%) XMetaL
11 17 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 17 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
12 16 (0.12%) Gliffy
12 16 (0.12%) Mathematica
12 16 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
13 10 (0.076%) FrameMaker
14 9 (0.068%) Adobe Captivate
14 9 (0.068%) Stata
15 8 (0.061%) RoboHelp
16 7 (0.053%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 91 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.41%) Magento
3 50 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 39 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
5 38 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
6 33 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
7 31 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 23 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
9 22 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
10 21 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
11 20 (0.15%) osCommerce
12 19 (0.14%) Markit EDM
13 18 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
14 17 (0.13%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
14 17 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
14 17 (0.13%) VisionPLUS
15 16 (0.12%) HFM
15 16 (0.12%) SAP ERP
16 15 (0.11%) SAP SD
17 14 (0.11%) HiInvest
Cloud Services
1 593 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
2 369 (2.80%) SaaS
3 261 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 228 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
5 198 (1.50%) GitHub
6 91 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
6 91 (0.69%) Office 365
7 74 (0.56%) Google Analytics
8 71 (0.54%) IaaS
9 66 (0.50%) PaaS
10 33 (0.25%) Force.com
11 30 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
12 27 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
13 23 (0.17%) Amazon S3
14 15 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
14 15 (0.11%) Google App Engine
15 12 (0.091%) Amazon SQS
15 12 (0.091%) Google Tag Manager
16 11 (0.084%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 8 (0.061%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 518 (3.93%) Internet
2 360 (2.73%) TCP/IP
3 342 (2.60%) Firewall
4 223 (1.69%) DNS
5 203 (1.54%) HTTP
6 168 (1.28%) Network Security
7 144 (1.09%) SAN
8 136 (1.03%) LAN
9 125 (0.95%) WAN
10 122 (0.93%) LDAP
11 120 (0.91%) SSL
12 107 (0.81%) VPN
13 104 (0.79%) Wireless
14 91 (0.69%) VoIP
15 87 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
16 78 (0.59%) DHCP
17 75 (0.57%) Intranet
18 73 (0.55%) SMTP
18 73 (0.55%) VLAN
19 68 (0.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2355 (17.88%) SQL Server
2 1021 (7.75%) Relational Database
3 983 (7.46%) MySQL
4 809 (6.14%) Big Data
5 671 (5.09%) NoSQL
6 495 (3.76%) Hadoop
7 415 (3.15%) MongoDB
8 391 (2.97%) Oracle Database
9 371 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
10 317 (2.41%) RDBMS
11 302 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 295 (2.24%) Data Mining
13 293 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
14 255 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 207 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
16 180 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
17 166 (1.26%) DB2
18 150 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 140 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
20 125 (0.95%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1039 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 525 (3.99%) Visual Studio
3 498 (3.78%) Subversion
4 429 (3.26%) Jenkins
5 407 (3.09%) JIRA
6 402 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 395 (3.00%) Maven
8 377 (2.86%) Selenium
9 255 (1.94%) JUnit
9 255 (1.94%) NUnit
10 193 (1.47%) Eclipse
11 139 (1.06%) Ant
12 138 (1.05%) Rhino Mocks
13 137 (1.04%) TeamCity
14 134 (1.02%) Moq
15 128 (0.97%) Cucumber
16 107 (0.81%) gulp
17 103 (0.78%) MSTest
18 101 (0.77%) Mercurial
19 78 (0.59%) WebDriver
General
1 3386 (25.71%) Finance
2 785 (5.96%) Telecoms
3 641 (4.87%) Banking
4 605 (4.59%) Marketing
5 480 (3.64%) Retail
6 453 (3.44%) Games
7 399 (3.03%) Front Office
8 285 (2.16%) Advertising
9 261 (1.98%) Electronics
10 212 (1.61%) Manufacturing
11 171 (1.30%) Financial Institution
12 152 (1.15%) Investment Banking
13 146 (1.11%) Legal
14 145 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
15 138 (1.05%) Publishing
16 103 (0.78%) Back Office
17 90 (0.68%) Law
18 89 (0.68%) Automotive
18 89 (0.68%) Billing
19 86 (0.65%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6278 (47.67%) Developer
2 1595 (12.11%) Java Developer
3 1376 (10.45%) C# Developer
4 1270 (9.64%) Analyst
5 1267 (9.62%) Graduate
6 1237 (9.39%) Software Engineer
7 1135 (8.62%) .NET Developer
8 983 (7.46%) Junior
9 934 (7.09%) Senior Developer
10 876 (6.65%) Software Developer
11 738 (5.60%) Graduate Developer
12 709 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
13 701 (5.32%) Junior Developer
14 535 (4.06%) Architect
15 532 (4.04%) C++ Developer
16 531 (4.03%) SQL Developer
17 487 (3.70%) Consultant
18 467 (3.55%) JavaScript Developer
19 447 (3.39%) Java Engineer
20 397 (3.01%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2761 (20.96%) .NET
2 2722 (20.67%) HTML
3 2231 (16.94%) CSS
4 1381 (10.49%) Web Services
5 1229 (9.33%) jQuery
6 1211 (9.19%) ASP.NET
7 1195 (9.07%) HTML5
8 1071 (8.13%) XML
9 1057 (8.03%) AngularJS
10 850 (6.45%) Spring
11 687 (5.22%) CSS3
12 578 (4.39%) WCF
13 574 (4.36%) ASP.NET MVC
14 555 (4.21%) WPF
15 499 (3.79%) .NET Framework
16 492 (3.74%) REST
17 477 (3.62%) RESTful
17 477 (3.62%) SOAP
18 469 (3.56%) J2EE
19 441 (3.35%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2472 (18.77%) Mathematics
2 1748 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
3 968 (7.35%) Physics
4 899 (6.83%) Algorithms
5 678 (5.15%) Management Information System
6 625 (4.75%) Hedge funds
7 506 (3.84%) Statistics
8 500 (3.80%) User Experience
9 441 (3.35%) Visualisation
10 408 (3.10%) Data Structures
11 380 (2.89%) Mobile App
12 313 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
13 311 (2.36%) Data Centre
14 207 (1.57%) Fintech
15 173 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 154 (1.17%) Artificial Intelligence
17 152 (1.15%) Equities
18 146 (1.11%) Derivative
18 146 (1.11%) N-Tier
19 144 (1.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2286 (17.36%) Linux
2 2094 (15.90%) Windows
3 917 (6.96%) Unix
4 717 (5.44%) Android
5 639 (4.85%) Apple iOS
6 457 (3.47%) Windows Server
7 144 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 134 (1.02%) Windows 7
9 124 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 116 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 85 (0.65%) Solaris
12 83 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 79 (0.60%) Mac OS X
14 77 (0.58%) Windows 8
15 73 (0.55%) CentOS
16 69 (0.52%) Windows XP
17 68 (0.52%) Debian
18 65 (0.49%) Ubuntu
19 31 (0.24%) AIX
20 30 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4250 (32.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3421 (25.97%) Software Engineering
3 1919 (14.57%) OO
4 1440 (10.93%) TDD
5 1258 (9.55%) Scrum
6 1231 (9.35%) MVC
7 1101 (8.36%) Analytics
8 1070 (8.12%) SDLC
9 1034 (7.85%) Web Development
10 860 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
11 857 (6.51%) OOP
12 819 (6.22%) Project Management
13 798 (6.06%) Unit Testing
14 778 (5.91%) Multithreading
15 764 (5.80%) Open Source
16 745 (5.66%) E-Commerce
17 682 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
18 634 (4.81%) Machine Learning
19 585 (4.44%) SOA
20 488 (3.71%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4233 (32.14%) Java
2 3886 (29.50%) SQL
3 3359 (25.50%) C#
4 3128 (23.75%) JavaScript
5 2423 (18.40%) C++
6 2142 (16.26%) Python
7 956 (7.26%) PHP
8 923 (7.01%) C
9 541 (4.11%) Ruby
10 478 (3.63%) Perl
11 433 (3.29%) Scala
12 393 (2.98%) R
13 373 (2.83%) VB.NET
14 343 (2.60%) T-SQL
15 321 (2.44%) PL/SQL
16 267 (2.03%) Objective-C
17 241 (1.83%) Shell Script
18 229 (1.74%) VB
19 200 (1.52%) MATLAB
20 197 (1.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10363 (78.68%) Degree
2 559 (4.24%) PhD
3 402 (3.05%) Security Cleared
4 296 (2.25%) CISSP
5 271 (2.06%) ISEB
6 251 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 246 (1.87%) SC Cleared
8 211 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
9 188 (1.43%) CISM
10 158 (1.20%) CISA
11 144 (1.09%) ISTQB
12 133 (1.01%) PMI Certification
13 132 (1.00%) CCNA
14 112 (0.85%) MCSE
15 94 (0.71%) HND
16 89 (0.68%) CCNP
17 86 (0.65%) PMP
18 82 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 72 (0.55%) DV Cleared
20 66 (0.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 969 (7.36%) QA
2 187 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 140 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 126 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 114 (0.87%) SLA
6 98 (0.74%) COBIT
7 59 (0.45%) ISO 9001
8 42 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 33 (0.25%) COSO
10 24 (0.18%) MiFID
11 21 (0.16%) ISO15022
11 21 (0.16%) ISO20022
11 21 (0.16%) ISO27005
12 20 (0.15%) AIFMD
13 15 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 7816
13 15 (0.11%) ISO27002
13 15 (0.11%) SDET
14 13 (0.099%) EMIR
14 13 (0.099%) HL7
14 13 (0.099%) JSP 440
System Software
1 411 (3.12%) Active Directory
2 319 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (1.42%) Docker
4 111 (0.84%) Firmware
5 64 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 52 (0.39%) VMware ESX
7 51 (0.39%) HDFS
8 48 (0.36%) XenApp
9 35 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 34 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
11 26 (0.20%) Cygwin
11 26 (0.20%) NFS
12 24 (0.18%) XenDesktop
13 23 (0.17%) vSphere
14 22 (0.17%) VirtualBox
15 20 (0.15%) Snort
16 19 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
17 17 (0.13%) iptables
18 16 (0.12%) Squid
19 15 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 171 (1.30%) Puppet
2 113 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
3 91 (0.69%) Ansible
4 65 (0.49%) SCCM
5 61 (0.46%) Nagios
6 60 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
7 56 (0.43%) Mesos
8 47 (0.36%) SCVMM
9 41 (0.31%) Data Guard
10 35 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 33 (0.25%) Graphite
12 31 (0.24%) SCOM
13 28 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
14 27 (0.20%) Cacti
15 26 (0.20%) Control-M
16 24 (0.18%) ZABBIX
17 21 (0.16%) NetBackup
18 18 (0.14%) Backup Exec
18 18 (0.14%) SCOrch
19 17 (0.13%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 1801 (13.67%) Microsoft
2 1490 (11.31%) Oracle
3 422 (3.20%) VMware
4 344 (2.61%) Cisco
5 268 (2.03%) Google
6 219 (1.66%) IBM
7 192 (1.46%) SAP
8 184 (1.40%) HP
9 180 (1.37%) Citrix
10 172 (1.31%) Tableau
11 141 (1.07%) Adobe
12 136 (1.03%) Red Hat
13 130 (0.99%) Juniper
14 127 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
15 110 (0.84%) Sybase
16 95 (0.72%) CheckPoint
16 95 (0.72%) Facebook
17 90 (0.68%) Informatica
18 86 (0.65%) Zend
19 81 (0.61%) Sun
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