The first 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 37 41 48
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 7046 6003 5932
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.78% 5.35% 4.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.67% 16.45% 14.74%
Number of salaries quoted 5827 5048 4920
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
39866 36498 40253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 32.68% 32.51% 32.17%
Number of salaries quoted 31614 29651 33980
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,850
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.89%

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 23 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +2 6673 £44,500 +11.25% 448
London +5 3551 £53,000 +6.00% 194
South East +1 1371 £40,000 +5.26% 94
City of London -10 716 £55,000 +10.00% 56
East of England +12 644 £37,500 +7.14% 53
South West +5 354 £30,000 -7.69% 31
Cambridgeshire +8 302 £35,000 -9.09% 24
Berkshire -2 281 £45,000 - 31
North West -16 269 £37,500 +25.00% 31
Cambridge +8 265 £35,000 -9.09% 22
Surrey -17 239 £47,500 +20.25% 18
Hampshire +21 232 £35,000 +2.94% 15
Oxfordshire +1 207 £40,000 - 8
Hertfordshire +22 196 £40,000 +14.28% 18
Scotland -9 188 £40,000 +6.66% 26
East Midlands -23 181 £35,000 +7.69% 19
Yorkshire -16 163 £35,000 +10.23% 3
Bristol -6 152 £30,000 -7.69% 8
Manchester -27 146 £37,500 +25.00% 16
Oxford -4 139 £45,000 +12.50% 6
West Midlands -17 133 £36,250 +11.53% 13
Reading +20 123 £50,000 +20.48% 20
Buckinghamshire +8 119 £37,500 +7.14% 3
West Yorkshire -17 103 £40,000 +14.28% 1
East Sussex +5 100 £37,500 +33.92% 3
Edinburgh -3 96 £40,000 +23.07% 11
West Sussex +8 89 £40,000 +6.66% 10
Gloucestershire +32 81 £40,000 +22.13% 5
Milton Keynes +7 80 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Brighton -1 80 £37,500 +33.92% 3

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 10280 (79.59%) Degree
2 4455 (34.49%) Java
3 3907 (30.25%) C#
4 3590 (27.79%) SQL
5 3440 (26.63%) Finance
6 3343 (25.88%) Software Engineering
7 3273 (25.34%) .NET
8 2910 (22.53%) C++
9 2836 (21.96%) JavaScript
10 2769 (21.44%) OO
11 2755 (21.33%) HTML
12 2698 (20.89%) Mathematics
13 2453 (18.99%) Linux
14 2422 (18.75%) SQL Server
15 2207 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
16 2177 (16.86%) Windows
17 1985 (15.37%) CSS
18 1854 (14.35%) Microsoft
19 1709 (13.23%) Python
20 1613 (12.49%) ASP.NET
21 1550 (12.00%) Oracle
22 1355 (10.49%) UNIX
23 1343 (10.40%) XML
24 1291 (10.00%) MVC
25 1236 (9.57%) Scrum
26 1231 (9.53%) C
27 1229 (9.52%) TDD
28 1221 (9.45%) Physics
29 1220 (9.45%) jQuery
30 1133 (8.77%) MS Excel

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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
1 398 (3.08%) Apache
2 341 (2.64%) IIS
3 304 (2.35%) Tomcat
4 227 (1.76%) SharePoint
5 205 (1.59%) Node.js
6 204 (1.58%) CMS
7 157 (1.22%) WebSphere
8 142 (1.10%) WebLogic
9 133 (1.03%) MS Exchange
10 126 (0.98%) SAS
11 92 (0.71%) Drupal
12 83 (0.64%) Apache Pig
13 79 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
14 72 (0.56%) WordPress
15 64 (0.50%) nginx
16 49 (0.38%) Apache Solr
17 46 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
18 38 (0.29%) OpenStack
19 33 (0.26%) Joomla!
19 33 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1133 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 386 (2.99%) MS Office
3 117 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 104 (0.81%) MS Project
5 96 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 89 (0.69%) Photoshop
7 40 (0.31%) SPSS
8 27 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 19 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 19 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 18 (0.14%) Fireworks
11 13 (0.10%) PowerPivot
12 11 (0.085%) Doxygen
13 10 (0.077%) Stata
14 9 (0.070%) Mathematica
15 8 (0.062%) Simulink
15 8 (0.062%) XMetaL
16 6 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
17 5 (0.039%) FastStats
17 5 (0.039%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 129 (1.00%) Magento
2 48 (0.37%) Google Analytics
3 37 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 28 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 23 (0.18%) WebTrends
5 23 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
6 21 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
7 20 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
8 19 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 16 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
9 16 (0.12%) Markit EDM
10 15 (0.12%) SAP ERP
11 14 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
12 13 (0.10%) SAP SD
12 13 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
12 13 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
13 12 (0.093%) SunGard AvantGard
13 12 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 12 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
14 11 (0.085%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 269 (2.08%) SaaS
2 108 (0.84%) GitHub
3 78 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
4 76 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 74 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 32 (0.25%) Force.com
6 32 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (0.16%) Heroku
8 19 (0.15%) Google Apps
9 18 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
10 16 (0.12%) Office 365
11 11 (0.085%) IaaS
12 10 (0.077%) Rackspace Cloud
12 10 (0.077%) PaaS
13 9 (0.070%) ElastiCache
14 8 (0.062%) Google App Engine
15 6 (0.046%) Basecamp
16 5 (0.039%) Engine Yard
16 5 (0.039%) Amazon S3
17 4 (0.031%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 512 (3.96%) Internet
2 455 (3.52%) TCP/IP
3 336 (2.60%) HTTP
4 248 (1.92%) Firewall
5 169 (1.31%) DNS
6 140 (1.08%) SAN
7 136 (1.05%) Network Security
8 134 (1.04%) VPN
9 127 (0.98%) WAN
10 111 (0.86%) LAN
11 108 (0.84%) VoIP
12 102 (0.79%) Wireless
13 92 (0.71%) LDAP
14 91 (0.70%) DHCP
15 80 (0.62%) Ethernet
16 75 (0.58%) NAS
17 66 (0.51%) SSL
18 50 (0.39%) SNMP
19 49 (0.38%) MPLS
19 49 (0.38%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2422 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1061 (8.21%) MySQL
3 881 (6.82%) Relational Database
4 670 (5.19%) Big Data
5 509 (3.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 450 (3.48%) Hadoop
7 435 (3.37%) NoSQL
8 355 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 343 (2.66%) RDBMS
10 334 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
11 300 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 278 (2.15%) Oracle Database
13 259 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
14 236 (1.83%) MongoDB
15 233 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
16 219 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
17 212 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 190 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
19 172 (1.33%) Data Mining
20 123 (0.95%) DB2
Development Applications
1 584 (4.52%) Git (software)
2 581 (4.50%) Visual Studio
3 576 (4.46%) Subversion
4 299 (2.31%) Eclipse
5 295 (2.28%) Maven
6 259 (2.01%) Selenium
7 231 (1.79%) JUnit
8 217 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 200 (1.55%) NUnit
10 189 (1.46%) JIRA
11 182 (1.41%) Jenkins
12 168 (1.30%) Moq
13 141 (1.09%) MSTest
14 138 (1.07%) Rhino Mocks
15 112 (0.87%) Xcode
16 110 (0.85%) Ant
17 77 (0.60%) Cucumber
18 76 (0.59%) Jasmine
18 76 (0.59%) QuickTest Pro
19 73 (0.57%) TeamCity
General
1 3440 (26.63%) Finance
2 838 (6.49%) Banking
3 658 (5.09%) Marketing
4 607 (4.70%) Games
5 548 (4.24%) Front Office
6 493 (3.82%) Telecoms
7 425 (3.29%) Retail
8 259 (2.01%) Investment Banking
9 257 (1.99%) Advertising
10 248 (1.92%) Financial Institution
11 233 (1.80%) Electronics
12 183 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 167 (1.29%) Back Office
14 157 (1.22%) Manufacturing
15 120 (0.93%) Publishing
15 120 (0.93%) French Language
16 119 (0.92%) Legal
17 112 (0.87%) Law
18 82 (0.63%) German Language
19 73 (0.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6687 (51.77%) Developer
2 1463 (11.33%) Software Engineer
3 1387 (10.74%) Java Developer
4 1295 (10.03%) Analyst
5 1251 (9.69%) Software Developer
6 1227 (9.50%) Graduate
7 935 (7.24%) Junior
8 920 (7.12%) C# Developer
9 883 (6.84%) .NET Developer
10 881 (6.82%) Senior Developer
11 617 (4.78%) Web Developer
12 612 (4.74%) Junior Developer
13 600 (4.65%) C++ Developer
14 593 (4.59%) Graduate Developer
15 533 (4.13%) Consultant
16 514 (3.98%) C# .NET Developer
17 491 (3.80%) Programmer
18 375 (2.90%) Architect
19 309 (2.39%) Business Analyst
20 294 (2.28%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3273 (25.34%) .NET
2 2755 (21.33%) HTML
3 1985 (15.37%) CSS
4 1613 (12.49%) ASP.NET
5 1343 (10.40%) XML
6 1220 (9.45%) jQuery
7 1116 (8.64%) Web Services
8 983 (7.61%) HTML5
9 766 (5.93%) .NET Framework
10 753 (5.83%) WPF
11 720 (5.57%) Spring
12 702 (5.44%) WCF
13 538 (4.17%) Ajax
14 533 (4.13%) J2EE
15 501 (3.88%) ASP.NET MVC
16 476 (3.69%) Hibernate
17 470 (3.64%) CSS3
18 392 (3.03%) XSLT
19 381 (2.95%) WinForms
20 331 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2698 (20.89%) Mathematics
2 1221 (9.45%) Physics
3 592 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
4 578 (4.48%) Open Source
5 535 (4.14%) Mobile App
6 528 (4.09%) Management Information System
7 514 (3.98%) Hedge funds
8 459 (3.55%) Statistics
9 365 (2.83%) Derivative
10 307 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 271 (2.10%) Visualisation
12 270 (2.09%) Equities
13 217 (1.68%) Client/Server
14 215 (1.66%) Fixed Income
15 203 (1.57%) Social Media
16 194 (1.50%) Inversion of Control
17 178 (1.38%) iPad
18 174 (1.35%) Machine Learning
19 161 (1.25%) Economics
20 155 (1.20%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 2453 (18.99%) Linux
2 2177 (16.86%) Windows
3 1355 (10.49%) UNIX
4 769 (5.95%) Android
5 711 (5.50%) Apple iOS
6 314 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 169 (1.31%) Windows 7
8 167 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 132 (1.02%) Solaris
10 115 (0.89%) Windows XP
11 111 (0.86%) Mac OS X
12 104 (0.81%) AIX
13 89 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 89 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
14 72 (0.56%) Windows 8
15 65 (0.50%) Ubuntu
16 55 (0.43%) HPUX
17 54 (0.42%) CentOS
17 54 (0.42%) Windows Phone
18 48 (0.37%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3343 (25.88%) Software Engineering
2 2769 (21.44%) OO
3 2207 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1291 (10.00%) MVC
5 1236 (9.57%) Scrum
6 1229 (9.52%) TDD
7 882 (6.83%) Project Management
8 838 (6.49%) OOP
9 820 (6.35%) Multithreading
10 757 (5.86%) Web Development
11 647 (5.01%) E-Commerce
12 636 (4.92%) Analytics
13 608 (4.71%) Unit Testing
14 594 (4.60%) Continuous Integration
15 584 (4.52%) OOD
16 553 (4.28%) Business Intelligence
17 415 (3.21%) iOS Development
18 400 (3.10%) Android Development
19 360 (2.79%) ITIL
20 357 (2.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4455 (34.49%) Java
2 3907 (30.25%) C#
3 3590 (27.79%) SQL
4 2910 (22.53%) C++
5 2836 (21.96%) JavaScript
6 1709 (13.23%) Python
7 1231 (9.53%) C
8 1033 (8.00%) PHP
9 827 (6.40%) Perl
10 508 (3.93%) Ruby
11 482 (3.73%) VB.NET
12 467 (3.62%) T-SQL
13 451 (3.49%) Scala
14 429 (3.32%) VB
15 342 (2.65%) Objective-C
16 292 (2.26%) PL/SQL
17 233 (1.80%) Bash Shell
18 230 (1.78%) F#
19 226 (1.75%) R
20 214 (1.66%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10280 (79.59%) Degree
2 671 (5.20%) PhD
3 389 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 286 (2.21%) ISEB
5 261 (2.02%) Security Cleared
6 183 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
7 143 (1.11%) ISTQB
8 117 (0.91%) CCNA
8 117 (0.91%) MCP
9 112 (0.87%) MCSD
10 108 (0.84%) SC Cleared
11 106 (0.82%) PMI Certification
12 99 (0.77%) CISSP
13 94 (0.73%) MCTS
14 90 (0.70%) CCNP
15 88 (0.68%) MCAD
16 79 (0.61%) MCSE
17 77 (0.60%) PMP
18 71 (0.55%) MBA
19 52 (0.40%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1024 (7.93%) QA
2 136 (1.05%) ISO 9001
3 105 (0.81%) SLA
4 89 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 48 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 48 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 44 (0.34%) COBIT
7 36 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 26 (0.20%) HL7
8 26 (0.20%) TickIT
9 14 (0.11%) ISO 9000
10 13 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 13 (0.10%) CDISC
11 12 (0.093%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 11 (0.085%) COSO
12 11 (0.085%) DO-178B
13 8 (0.062%) IEC 61508
13 8 (0.062%) BS25999
14 7 (0.054%) GMP
14 7 (0.054%) BS7799
System Software
1 321 (2.49%) Active Directory
2 250 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 52 (0.40%) VMware ESX
5 49 (0.38%) Xen
6 46 (0.36%) KVM
7 36 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
8 30 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
8 30 (0.23%) Varnish
9 29 (0.22%) XenServer
10 26 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
11 24 (0.19%) NFS
11 24 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
12 16 (0.12%) Samba
13 15 (0.12%) XenApp
14 11 (0.085%) Platform Symphony
15 10 (0.077%) VMware Server
16 9 (0.070%) XenDesktop
16 9 (0.070%) Snort
17 8 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 146 (1.13%) Puppet
2 110 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 75 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
4 73 (0.57%) Nagios
5 30 (0.23%) Data Guard
6 27 (0.21%) NetBackup
6 27 (0.21%) YUM
7 26 (0.20%) Vagrant
7 26 (0.20%) SCCM
8 23 (0.18%) Backup Exec
8 23 (0.18%) HAProxy
9 21 (0.16%) Cacti
10 20 (0.15%) collectd
11 19 (0.15%) StatsD
12 18 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
13 17 (0.13%) Cisco UCCE
13 17 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
14 14 (0.11%) ZABBIX
15 12 (0.093%) SCOM
16 11 (0.085%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1854 (14.35%) Microsoft
2 1550 (12.00%) Oracle
3 349 (2.70%) VMware
4 303 (2.35%) Google
5 300 (2.32%) SAP
6 288 (2.23%) Cisco
7 195 (1.51%) JBoss
8 191 (1.48%) Facebook
9 185 (1.43%) HP
10 173 (1.34%) Zend
11 139 (1.08%) IBM
12 136 (1.05%) Red Hat
13 124 (0.96%) Citrix
14 116 (0.90%) Business Objects
15 113 (0.87%) Sybase
16 109 (0.84%) Adobe
17 107 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
18 106 (0.82%) Tableau
19 78 (0.60%) Reuters
20 75 (0.58%) NetApp
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Life
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