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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 38 43 44
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 6786 5723 6037
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.80% 5.26% 5.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.38% 16.07% 15.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5578 4870 5138
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 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
36914 35602 38854
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.53% 32.73% 32.92%
Number of salaries quoted 29267 28839 32893
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +6 6339 £44,000 +3.52% 695
London +4 3316 £50,000 -4.76% 331
South East +8 1348 £40,000 +6.66% 126
City of London +12 833 £52,500 - 138
East of England +9 550 £37,500 +7.14% 69
South West +2 380 £32,500 +8.33% 54
Surrey +11 341 £45,000 +12.50% 32
Cambridgeshire +10 294 £38,500 -5.52% 36
Berkshire +7 284 £39,500 -7.05% 36
Cambridge +11 257 £40,000 -5.88% 33
Scotland -2 239 £42,000 +7.69% 28
North West -7 230 £37,500 +25.00% 32
Hampshire +2 204 £35,000 +16.66% 21
West Midlands -31 183 £37,000 -12.94% 19
East Midlands -10 177 £35,000 +7.69% 23
Buckinghamshire +25 161 £37,500 +7.14% 11
East Sussex +4 145 £37,500 +15.38% 6
Manchester -7 139 £37,500 +22.95% 13
Brighton 0 134 £40,000 +35.59% 6
Bristol -6 133 £35,000 +16.66% 18
Oxfordshire +1 120 £32,500 -18.75% 11
Yorkshire -21 118 £33,000 +32.00% 20
Milton Keynes +19 115 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Hertfordshire -15 109 £40,000 +25.98% 17
Reading +16 108 £42,000 -4.00% 14
Glasgow -1 105 £47,500 +8.57% 13
Edinburgh -1 105 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Wiltshire +19 84 £40,000 -3.03% 13
Leicestershire -3 73 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Reigate +16 72 £50,000 - 7

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 10963 (79.59%) Degree
2 4906 (35.62%) Java
3 4022 (29.20%) C#
4 3847 (27.93%) SQL
5 3834 (27.83%) Software Engineering
6 3601 (26.14%) Finance
7 3394 (24.64%) .NET
8 3205 (23.27%) JavaScript
9 3048 (22.13%) HTML
10 3042 (22.08%) C++
11 2993 (21.73%) OO
12 2794 (20.28%) Mathematics
13 2605 (18.91%) Linux
14 2573 (18.68%) SQL Server
15 2416 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
16 2305 (16.73%) Windows
17 2229 (16.18%) CSS
18 1976 (14.34%) Microsoft
19 1825 (13.25%) Python
20 1671 (12.13%) Oracle
21 1597 (11.59%) ASP.NET
22 1541 (11.19%) UNIX
23 1468 (10.66%) XML
24 1387 (10.07%) jQuery
25 1381 (10.03%) TDD
26 1331 (9.66%) Scrum
27 1261 (9.15%) MS Excel
28 1256 (9.12%) C
29 1237 (8.98%) MVC
30 1221 (8.86%) Physics

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 423 (3.07%) Apache
2 384 (2.79%) Tomcat
3 374 (2.72%) IIS
4 301 (2.19%) Node.js
5 281 (2.04%) SharePoint
6 234 (1.70%) CMS
7 198 (1.44%) SAS
8 185 (1.34%) WebLogic
9 178 (1.29%) WebSphere
10 135 (0.98%) MS Exchange
11 89 (0.65%) Drupal
12 86 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
13 85 (0.62%) Apache Pig
14 76 (0.55%) Apache Solr
15 68 (0.49%) WordPress
16 66 (0.48%) nginx
17 57 (0.41%) OpenStack
18 54 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
19 43 (0.31%) GlassFish
20 42 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1261 (9.15%) MS Excel
2 403 (2.93%) MS Office
3 133 (0.97%) MS Project
4 130 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 122 (0.89%) MS Visio
6 113 (0.82%) Photoshop
7 68 (0.49%) SPSS
8 41 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
9 30 (0.22%) InfoPath
10 28 (0.20%) XMetaL
11 24 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
12 21 (0.15%) PowerPivot
13 18 (0.13%) Fireworks
14 14 (0.10%) FrameMaker
15 13 (0.094%) Mathematica
16 11 (0.080%) Stata
17 10 (0.073%) Simulink
18 6 (0.044%) InDesign
18 6 (0.044%) S-PLUS
18 6 (0.044%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 121 (0.88%) Magento
2 48 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 48 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 44 (0.32%) Google Analytics
4 34 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 24 (0.17%) Sophis RISQUE
6 20 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
6 20 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
7 19 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 18 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
9 16 (0.12%) WebTrends
9 16 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 15 (0.11%) Maximo
11 14 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
11 14 (0.10%) Shopify
12 13 (0.094%) SiteCatalyst
12 13 (0.094%) Oracle EBS R12
12 13 (0.094%) Oracle General Ledger
12 13 (0.094%) Oracle Applications
13 12 (0.087%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 288 (2.09%) SaaS
2 103 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
3 96 (0.70%) GitHub
4 90 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 74 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
6 32 (0.23%) Force.com
6 32 (0.23%) Office 365
7 29 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 21 (0.15%) Google Apps
9 15 (0.11%) PaaS
10 12 (0.087%) Google App Engine
10 12 (0.087%) IaaS
11 11 (0.080%) ElastiCache
12 9 (0.065%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.051%) Heroku
13 7 (0.051%) Basecamp
13 7 (0.051%) SuccessFactors
13 7 (0.051%) Trello
14 6 (0.044%) Rackspace Cloud
15 5 (0.036%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 684 (4.97%) Internet
2 465 (3.38%) TCP/IP
3 385 (2.79%) HTTP
4 249 (1.81%) Firewall
5 187 (1.36%) DNS
6 183 (1.33%) SAN
7 175 (1.27%) Network Security
8 151 (1.10%) VPN
9 150 (1.09%) WAN
10 133 (0.97%) LAN
11 104 (0.75%) DHCP
12 102 (0.74%) Wireless
13 93 (0.68%) Ethernet
14 92 (0.67%) NAS
15 88 (0.64%) VoIP
16 83 (0.60%) LDAP
17 80 (0.58%) Intranet
18 72 (0.52%) Wireshark
19 69 (0.50%) SSL
20 63 (0.46%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2573 (18.68%) SQL Server
2 1044 (7.58%) MySQL
3 1019 (7.40%) Relational Database
4 769 (5.58%) Big Data
5 517 (3.75%) Hadoop
6 468 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 412 (2.99%) NoSQL
8 382 (2.77%) RDBMS
9 355 (2.58%) Oracle Database
10 353 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 333 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
12 300 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 299 (2.17%) MongoDB
14 286 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
15 234 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
16 224 (1.63%) Data Mining
17 188 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
18 183 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
19 180 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 129 (0.94%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 773 (5.61%) Git (software)
2 663 (4.81%) Visual Studio
3 560 (4.07%) Subversion
4 341 (2.48%) Selenium
5 330 (2.40%) Maven
6 290 (2.11%) Eclipse
7 282 (2.05%) Jenkins
8 271 (1.97%) JUnit
9 260 (1.89%) JIRA
10 258 (1.87%) NUnit
11 256 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
12 161 (1.17%) Rhino Mocks
13 160 (1.16%) Moq
14 136 (0.99%) Ant
15 131 (0.95%) MSTest
16 109 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
17 103 (0.75%) Cucumber
18 102 (0.74%) Jasmine
19 88 (0.64%) WebDriver
20 70 (0.51%) Xcode
General
1 3601 (26.14%) Finance
2 819 (5.95%) Banking
3 637 (4.62%) Games
4 630 (4.57%) Marketing
5 529 (3.84%) Front Office
6 524 (3.80%) Telecoms
7 484 (3.51%) Retail
8 324 (2.35%) Advertising
9 287 (2.08%) Investment Banking
10 274 (1.99%) Electronics
11 254 (1.84%) Financial Institution
12 174 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 161 (1.17%) Manufacturing
14 151 (1.10%) French Language
15 147 (1.07%) Back Office
16 146 (1.06%) Publishing
17 119 (0.86%) Legal
18 93 (0.68%) Law
19 88 (0.64%) Aerospace
20 87 (0.63%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6985 (50.71%) Developer
2 1610 (11.69%) Software Engineer
3 1561 (11.33%) Java Developer
4 1427 (10.36%) Graduate
5 1422 (10.32%) Analyst
6 1276 (9.26%) Software Developer
7 1051 (7.63%) Junior
8 958 (6.95%) Senior Developer
9 933 (6.77%) .NET Developer
10 906 (6.58%) C# Developer
11 676 (4.91%) Junior Developer
12 668 (4.85%) Graduate Developer
13 625 (4.54%) Consultant
14 623 (4.52%) Web Developer
15 602 (4.37%) C++ Developer
16 497 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
17 462 (3.35%) Programmer
18 415 (3.01%) Architect
19 346 (2.51%) Tester
20 311 (2.26%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3394 (24.64%) .NET
2 3048 (22.13%) HTML
3 2229 (16.18%) CSS
4 1597 (11.59%) ASP.NET
5 1468 (10.66%) XML
6 1387 (10.07%) jQuery
7 1071 (7.77%) Web Services
8 999 (7.25%) HTML5
9 864 (6.27%) Spring
10 745 (5.41%) .NET Framework
11 731 (5.31%) WPF
12 701 (5.09%) WCF
13 545 (3.96%) J2EE
14 539 (3.91%) Ajax
15 524 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
16 505 (3.67%) Hibernate
17 490 (3.56%) CSS3
18 466 (3.38%) REST
19 420 (3.05%) XSLT
20 376 (2.73%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2794 (20.28%) Mathematics
2 1221 (8.86%) Physics
3 662 (4.81%) Management Information System
4 612 (4.44%) Open Source
5 574 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 489 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
7 488 (3.54%) Hedge funds
8 416 (3.02%) Statistics
9 328 (2.38%) Visualisation
10 283 (2.05%) Client/Server
11 273 (1.98%) Derivative
12 268 (1.95%) Equities
13 265 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 243 (1.76%) Social Media
15 197 (1.43%) Artificial Intelligence
16 188 (1.36%) Economics
17 175 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
18 174 (1.26%) Fixed Income
19 164 (1.19%) iPhone
20 160 (1.16%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2605 (18.91%) Linux
2 2305 (16.73%) Windows
3 1541 (11.19%) UNIX
4 804 (5.84%) Android
5 592 (4.30%) Apple iOS
6 289 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 175 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 140 (1.02%) Windows 7
9 136 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 136 (0.99%) Solaris
10 110 (0.80%) Windows XP
11 90 (0.65%) Mac OS X
12 87 (0.63%) AIX
13 74 (0.54%) Debian
13 74 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
14 68 (0.49%) Ubuntu
15 63 (0.46%) CentOS
16 52 (0.38%) Windows 8
17 49 (0.36%) HPUX
18 46 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3834 (27.83%) Software Engineering
2 2993 (21.73%) OO
3 2416 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
4 1381 (10.03%) TDD
5 1331 (9.66%) Scrum
6 1237 (8.98%) MVC
7 954 (6.93%) OOP
8 911 (6.61%) Project Management
9 883 (6.41%) Web Development
10 834 (6.05%) Multithreading
11 752 (5.46%) Analytics
12 738 (5.36%) Unit Testing
13 687 (4.99%) E-Commerce
14 670 (4.86%) Continuous Integration
15 658 (4.78%) OOD
16 571 (4.15%) Business Intelligence
17 447 (3.25%) ITIL
18 424 (3.08%) Android Development
19 407 (2.95%) SOA
20 391 (2.84%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4906 (35.62%) Java
2 4022 (29.20%) C#
3 3847 (27.93%) SQL
4 3205 (23.27%) JavaScript
5 3042 (22.08%) C++
6 1825 (13.25%) Python
7 1256 (9.12%) C
8 950 (6.90%) PHP
9 759 (5.51%) Perl
10 566 (4.11%) Ruby
11 487 (3.54%) VB.NET
12 469 (3.40%) Scala
13 433 (3.14%) VB
14 406 (2.95%) T-SQL
15 358 (2.60%) PL/SQL
16 284 (2.06%) Objective-C
17 237 (1.72%) R
18 235 (1.71%) PowerShell
19 229 (1.66%) Bash Shell
20 222 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10963 (79.59%) Degree
2 674 (4.89%) PhD
3 365 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 349 (2.53%) Security Cleared
5 316 (2.29%) ISEB
6 177 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
7 150 (1.09%) SC Cleared
8 146 (1.06%) ISTQB
9 138 (1.00%) CCNA
10 136 (0.99%) CISSP
11 106 (0.77%) CCNP
12 105 (0.76%) PMI Certification
13 93 (0.68%) MCSD
14 81 (0.59%) MCSE
15 78 (0.57%) PMP
16 77 (0.56%) MCP
17 76 (0.55%) HND
18 73 (0.53%) CISA
19 69 (0.50%) MBA
20 67 (0.49%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1163 (8.44%) QA
2 150 (1.09%) SLA
3 149 (1.08%) ISO 9001
4 80 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 59 (0.43%) COBIT
6 54 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 53 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 47 (0.34%) PCI DSS
9 27 (0.20%) ISO 9000
10 21 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 19 (0.14%) TickIT
12 15 (0.11%) HL7
13 10 (0.073%) Solvency II
13 10 (0.073%) IEC 61508
14 9 (0.065%) COSO
15 8 (0.058%) BS25999
15 8 (0.058%) DO-178B
16 5 (0.036%) HMG Infosec
16 5 (0.036%) MiFID
16 5 (0.036%) GAMP
System Software
1 350 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 284 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (0.55%) VMware ESX
4 62 (0.45%) KVM
5 59 (0.43%) Xen
6 51 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
7 48 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
8 43 (0.31%) Hyper-V
8 43 (0.31%) Varnish
9 37 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
10 36 (0.26%) XenServer
11 26 (0.19%) NFS
12 25 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
13 23 (0.17%) XenApp
14 18 (0.13%) Terminal Services
14 18 (0.13%) HDFS
15 16 (0.12%) vSphere
16 12 (0.087%) vCloud
17 11 (0.080%) Samba
18 10 (0.073%) Squid
Systems Management
1 152 (1.10%) Puppet
2 116 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
3 96 (0.70%) Nagios
4 84 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
5 52 (0.38%) Data Guard
6 36 (0.26%) Salt
7 30 (0.22%) NetBackup
7 30 (0.22%) ZABBIX
7 30 (0.22%) Vagrant
7 30 (0.22%) logstash
8 28 (0.20%) SCCM
9 27 (0.20%) HAProxy
10 26 (0.19%) YUM
11 24 (0.17%) Zenoss
12 23 (0.17%) Ansible
12 23 (0.17%) Cacti
12 23 (0.17%) OpenView
13 21 (0.15%) Backup Exec
14 19 (0.14%) collectd
14 19 (0.14%) StatsD
Vendors
1 1976 (14.34%) Microsoft
2 1671 (12.13%) Oracle
3 393 (2.85%) VMware
4 316 (2.29%) Google
5 307 (2.23%) Cisco
6 265 (1.92%) SAP
7 212 (1.54%) IBM
8 205 (1.49%) JBoss
9 201 (1.46%) HP
10 175 (1.27%) Red Hat
11 173 (1.26%) Adobe
12 158 (1.15%) Zend
13 153 (1.11%) Facebook
14 135 (0.98%) Citrix
15 131 (0.95%) Sybase
16 129 (0.94%) Tableau
17 126 (0.91%) Business Objects
18 102 (0.74%) Cognos
19 91 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
20 79 (0.57%) Reuters
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum Salary is approx 70-85k base + bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum Salary is approx 50-75k base + bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: Salary is approx up to £35k base + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £20,000 + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
SIS Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 to £60000 per annum - Bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Tomorrow People
Posted: 11 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Tomorrow People
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Middlesex
Proteus Europe
Salary: Market Rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 11 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum Plus Benefits Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Negotiable for the right qualified candidate
Posted: 12 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Market related
Posted: 12 hours ago