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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 41 42 43
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 6441 5820 6067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.50% 5.35% 5.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.73% 16.22% 15.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5224 5028 5184
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £72,500 £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
36326 35889 38985
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.01% 33.02% 33.27%
Number of salaries quoted 28494 28990 32925
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 0 5993 £42,500 -1.73% 652
London -2 2992 £50,000 -4.76% 312
South East +4 1279 £40,000 +5.26% 94
City of London +9 795 £51,750 -5.90% 123
East of England +7 591 £40,000 +14.28% 86
South West 0 369 £32,500 +8.33% 47
Surrey +18 364 £44,000 +0.57% 25
Cambridgeshire +4 322 £40,000 +5.26% 46
Cambridge +7 286 £40,000 - 41
Berkshire -5 258 £38,250 -4.37% 18
Hampshire +12 231 £35,000 +7.69% 19
Scotland +3 227 £40,000 -4.76% 36
North West -13 213 £37,500 +25.00% 43
West Midlands -17 193 £35,000 -17.64% 20
East Midlands -4 183 £35,000 +7.69% 18
Buckinghamshire +27 134 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Bristol -2 134 £33,500 +11.66% 21
Hertfordshire -3 130 £40,000 +23.07% 20
Yorkshire -5 122 £32,500 +8.33% 16
Edinburgh +3 114 £40,000 +6.66% 18
Manchester -4 113 £36,250 +20.83% 26
East Sussex -5 111 £38,750 +10.71% 4
Reading +19 103 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Oxfordshire 0 103 £30,000 -23.07% 8
Brighton -2 103 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Milton Keynes +17 98 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Wiltshire +25 84 £39,500 +12.85% 8
Glasgow -9 81 £42,000 -9.18% 14
Guildford +13 75 £45,000 - 5
Reigate +15 72 £50,000 +122.22% 2

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 10850 (80.10%) Degree
2 4806 (35.48%) Java
3 3919 (28.93%) C#
4 3887 (28.69%) Software Engineering
5 3792 (27.99%) SQL
6 3458 (25.53%) Finance
7 3282 (24.23%) .NET
8 3196 (23.59%) JavaScript
9 2998 (22.13%) HTML
10 2982 (22.01%) C++
11 2940 (21.70%) OO
12 2702 (19.95%) Mathematics
13 2544 (18.78%) Linux
14 2541 (18.76%) SQL Server
15 2398 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
16 2231 (16.47%) Windows
17 2228 (16.45%) CSS
18 1936 (14.29%) Microsoft
19 1805 (13.32%) Python
20 1579 (11.66%) Oracle
21 1532 (11.31%) ASP.NET
22 1504 (11.10%) UNIX
23 1501 (11.08%) XML
24 1405 (10.37%) TDD
25 1398 (10.32%) jQuery
26 1344 (9.92%) Scrum
27 1254 (9.26%) MS Excel
28 1245 (9.19%) C
29 1180 (8.71%) MVC
30 1161 (8.57%) Physics

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 419 (3.09%) Apache
2 411 (3.03%) Tomcat
3 352 (2.60%) IIS
4 292 (2.16%) Node.js
5 277 (2.04%) SharePoint
6 225 (1.66%) CMS
7 203 (1.50%) SAS
8 195 (1.44%) WebLogic
9 180 (1.33%) WebSphere
10 128 (0.94%) MS Exchange
11 83 (0.61%) Apache Pig
12 81 (0.60%) Apache Solr
13 76 (0.56%) Drupal
14 74 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
15 72 (0.53%) nginx
16 65 (0.48%) WordPress
17 56 (0.41%) OpenStack
18 51 (0.38%) GlassFish
19 48 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
20 42 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1254 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 414 (3.06%) MS Office
3 126 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 121 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 115 (0.85%) MS Project
6 110 (0.81%) Photoshop
7 70 (0.52%) SPSS
8 44 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
9 33 (0.24%) XMetaL
10 27 (0.20%) InfoPath
11 24 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
12 23 (0.17%) PowerPivot
13 17 (0.13%) Fireworks
14 15 (0.11%) Mathematica
14 15 (0.11%) FrameMaker
14 15 (0.11%) Simulink
15 10 (0.074%) Stata
16 7 (0.052%) CPLEX
17 6 (0.044%) InDesign
17 6 (0.044%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 114 (0.84%) Magento
2 50 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 47 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 46 (0.34%) Google Analytics
5 36 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 25 (0.18%) Sophis RISQUE
7 21 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
7 21 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 19 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
9 17 (0.13%) SiteCatalyst
10 16 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
11 15 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 13 (0.096%) Oracle EBS R12
12 13 (0.096%) Maximo
12 13 (0.096%) WebTrends
12 13 (0.096%) Oracle Payables
12 13 (0.096%) Shopify
13 12 (0.089%) BusinessWorks
14 11 (0.081%) osCommerce
14 11 (0.081%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 263 (1.94%) SaaS
2 109 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
3 102 (0.75%) GitHub
4 90 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
5 78 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
6 42 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
7 41 (0.30%) Office 365
8 28 (0.21%) Force.com
9 21 (0.16%) Google Apps
10 16 (0.12%) PaaS
11 15 (0.11%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.081%) SuccessFactors
13 10 (0.074%) Google App Engine
14 9 (0.066%) ElastiCache
14 9 (0.066%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 9 (0.066%) IaaS
15 8 (0.059%) Joyent
15 8 (0.059%) Google Compute Engine
16 7 (0.052%) Trello
16 7 (0.052%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 667 (4.92%) Internet
2 461 (3.40%) TCP/IP
3 398 (2.94%) HTTP
4 255 (1.88%) Firewall
5 189 (1.40%) DNS
6 180 (1.33%) Network Security
7 171 (1.26%) SAN
8 147 (1.09%) VPN
9 134 (0.99%) WAN
10 122 (0.90%) LAN
11 109 (0.80%) DHCP
12 108 (0.80%) Wireless
13 101 (0.75%) NAS
13 101 (0.75%) Ethernet
14 86 (0.63%) VoIP
15 85 (0.63%) Intranet
16 83 (0.61%) Wireshark
16 83 (0.61%) LDAP
17 73 (0.54%) SSL
18 61 (0.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2541 (18.76%) SQL Server
2 1013 (7.48%) MySQL
3 983 (7.26%) Relational Database
4 703 (5.19%) Big Data
5 469 (3.46%) Hadoop
6 461 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 388 (2.86%) NoSQL
8 358 (2.64%) RDBMS
9 344 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 333 (2.46%) Oracle Database
11 328 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
12 310 (2.29%) MongoDB
13 298 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
14 292 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 203 (1.50%) Data Mining
16 198 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
17 185 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
18 181 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
19 176 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 132 (0.97%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 835 (6.16%) Git (software)
2 673 (4.97%) Visual Studio
3 549 (4.05%) Subversion
4 338 (2.50%) Maven
5 337 (2.49%) Selenium
6 320 (2.36%) Jenkins
7 304 (2.24%) Eclipse
8 291 (2.15%) JUnit
9 274 (2.02%) JIRA
10 253 (1.87%) NUnit
11 247 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
12 160 (1.18%) Rhino Mocks
13 149 (1.10%) Moq
14 135 (1.00%) Ant
15 125 (0.92%) Cucumber
16 114 (0.84%) MSTest
17 108 (0.80%) Jasmine
18 106 (0.78%) QuickTest Pro
19 82 (0.61%) WebDriver
20 81 (0.60%) Mockito
General
1 3458 (25.53%) Finance
2 784 (5.79%) Banking
3 631 (4.66%) Marketing
4 630 (4.65%) Games
5 508 (3.75%) Front Office
6 503 (3.71%) Telecoms
7 466 (3.44%) Retail
8 302 (2.23%) Advertising
9 295 (2.18%) Investment Banking
10 293 (2.16%) Electronics
11 244 (1.80%) Financial Institution
12 170 (1.25%) Manufacturing
13 155 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
14 153 (1.13%) Publishing
15 151 (1.11%) French Language
16 133 (0.98%) Back Office
17 117 (0.86%) Legal
18 90 (0.66%) German Language
19 88 (0.65%) Aerospace
20 80 (0.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 6773 (50.00%) Developer
2 1633 (12.06%) Software Engineer
3 1514 (11.18%) Java Developer
4 1460 (10.78%) Graduate
5 1377 (10.17%) Analyst
6 1249 (9.22%) Software Developer
7 1067 (7.88%) Junior
8 916 (6.76%) Senior Developer
9 900 (6.64%) .NET Developer
10 857 (6.33%) C# Developer
11 680 (5.02%) Junior Developer
12 677 (5.00%) Graduate Developer
13 631 (4.66%) Consultant
14 567 (4.19%) C++ Developer
15 565 (4.17%) Web Developer
16 456 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
17 426 (3.14%) Architect
18 412 (3.04%) Programmer
19 336 (2.48%) Tester
20 304 (2.24%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3282 (24.23%) .NET
2 2998 (22.13%) HTML
3 2228 (16.45%) CSS
4 1532 (11.31%) ASP.NET
5 1501 (11.08%) XML
6 1398 (10.32%) jQuery
7 1058 (7.81%) Web Services
8 942 (6.95%) HTML5
9 871 (6.43%) Spring
10 688 (5.08%) .NET Framework
11 678 (5.01%) WPF
12 644 (4.75%) WCF
13 546 (4.03%) J2EE
14 527 (3.89%) Ajax
15 510 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC
16 505 (3.73%) Hibernate
17 496 (3.66%) REST
18 494 (3.65%) CSS3
19 403 (2.98%) XSLT
20 397 (2.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2702 (19.95%) Mathematics
2 1161 (8.57%) Physics
3 668 (4.93%) Management Information System
4 624 (4.61%) Open Source
5 575 (4.24%) Mobile App
6 445 (3.29%) Hedge funds
7 433 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
8 395 (2.92%) Statistics
9 331 (2.44%) Visualisation
10 283 (2.09%) Client/Server
11 246 (1.82%) Derivative
12 238 (1.76%) Equities
13 232 (1.71%) Social Media
14 222 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 192 (1.42%) Economics
16 190 (1.40%) Artificial Intelligence
17 169 (1.25%) iPhone
18 155 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
19 143 (1.06%) Fixed Income
20 138 (1.02%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2544 (18.78%) Linux
2 2231 (16.47%) Windows
3 1504 (11.10%) UNIX
4 798 (5.89%) Android
5 553 (4.08%) Apple iOS
6 273 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 168 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 141 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 136 (1.00%) Solaris
10 120 (0.89%) Windows 7
11 102 (0.75%) Windows XP
12 84 (0.62%) Mac OS X
12 84 (0.62%) AIX
13 78 (0.58%) Debian
14 70 (0.52%) Ubuntu
14 70 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
15 69 (0.51%) CentOS
16 48 (0.35%) Windows 8
17 44 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
18 40 (0.30%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3887 (28.69%) Software Engineering
2 2940 (21.70%) OO
3 2398 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1405 (10.37%) TDD
5 1344 (9.92%) Scrum
6 1180 (8.71%) MVC
7 946 (6.98%) OOP
8 900 (6.64%) Project Management
9 838 (6.19%) Web Development
10 796 (5.88%) Multithreading
11 767 (5.66%) Analytics
12 766 (5.65%) Unit Testing
13 723 (5.34%) E-Commerce
14 676 (4.99%) Continuous Integration
15 671 (4.95%) OOD
16 568 (4.19%) Business Intelligence
17 472 (3.48%) ITIL
18 428 (3.16%) Android Development
19 408 (3.01%) SOA
20 381 (2.81%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4806 (35.48%) Java
2 3919 (28.93%) C#
3 3792 (27.99%) SQL
4 3196 (23.59%) JavaScript
5 2982 (22.01%) C++
6 1805 (13.32%) Python
7 1245 (9.19%) C
8 939 (6.93%) PHP
9 731 (5.40%) Perl
10 587 (4.33%) Ruby
11 474 (3.50%) VB.NET
12 444 (3.28%) Scala
13 416 (3.07%) T-SQL
14 412 (3.04%) VB
15 341 (2.52%) PL/SQL
16 267 (1.97%) Objective-C
17 240 (1.77%) PowerShell
18 223 (1.65%) VBA
19 217 (1.60%) R
20 214 (1.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10850 (80.10%) Degree
2 623 (4.60%) PhD
3 354 (2.61%) Security Cleared
4 327 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 298 (2.20%) ISEB
6 179 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
7 161 (1.19%) SC Cleared
8 136 (1.00%) ISTQB
9 133 (0.98%) CISSP
9 133 (0.98%) CCNA
10 98 (0.72%) CCNP
11 92 (0.68%) HND
12 91 (0.67%) PMI Certification
13 85 (0.63%) MCSE
14 80 (0.59%) CISA
15 79 (0.58%) MBA
16 74 (0.55%) MCSD
17 67 (0.49%) PMP
18 65 (0.48%) MCP
19 60 (0.44%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1150 (8.49%) QA
2 154 (1.14%) SLA
3 146 (1.08%) ISO 9001
4 82 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 58 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 54 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 54 (0.40%) COBIT
7 40 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 30 (0.22%) ISO 9000
9 23 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 18 (0.13%) TickIT
11 12 (0.089%) IEC 61508
12 11 (0.081%) HL7
13 10 (0.074%) Solvency II
14 7 (0.052%) DO-178B
15 5 (0.037%) MiFID
16 4 (0.030%) HMG Infosec
16 4 (0.030%) WAI
17 3 (0.022%) COSO
17 3 (0.022%) JTAG
System Software
1 337 (2.49%) Active Directory
2 272 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (0.55%) VMware ESX
4 64 (0.47%) KVM
5 60 (0.44%) Xen
6 43 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 42 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
8 36 (0.27%) Varnish
8 36 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
9 35 (0.26%) XenServer
9 35 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
10 33 (0.24%) NFS
11 25 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
12 19 (0.14%) XenApp
13 18 (0.13%) vSphere
13 18 (0.13%) HDFS
14 17 (0.13%) Terminal Services
15 14 (0.10%) IMail Server
16 13 (0.096%) Samba
16 13 (0.096%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 146 (1.08%) Puppet
2 107 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
3 95 (0.70%) Nagios
4 88 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
5 40 (0.30%) Data Guard
6 32 (0.24%) Ansible
6 32 (0.24%) SCCM
7 30 (0.22%) Salt
8 27 (0.20%) YUM
9 26 (0.19%) ZABBIX
10 24 (0.18%) OpenView
10 24 (0.18%) Zenoss
11 22 (0.16%) Vagrant
11 22 (0.16%) NetBackup
11 22 (0.16%) Cacti
12 20 (0.15%) logstash
13 17 (0.13%) OPNET
13 17 (0.13%) HAProxy
14 16 (0.12%) Backup Exec
14 16 (0.12%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 1936 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1579 (11.66%) Oracle
3 380 (2.81%) VMware
4 309 (2.28%) Cisco
5 295 (2.18%) Google
6 280 (2.07%) SAP
7 210 (1.55%) IBM
8 203 (1.50%) JBoss
9 195 (1.44%) HP
10 179 (1.32%) Adobe
11 164 (1.21%) Red Hat
12 143 (1.06%) Zend
13 129 (0.95%) Citrix
14 125 (0.92%) Sybase
15 124 (0.92%) Tableau
15 124 (0.92%) Business Objects
16 116 (0.86%) Facebook
17 106 (0.78%) Cognos
18 90 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
19 85 (0.63%) Dell
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Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum Best Training + Stock Options + More
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum plus team bonus !
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + bens
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Salary: £40k to £45k + benefits
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Blue Glue
Salary: From £60,000 to £60,000 per annum
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Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Full Benefits Package & Training
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City, London
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