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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 44 38 42
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 5829 6941 6011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.27% 5.78% 5.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.70% 14.52% 13.86%
Number of salaries quoted 4620 5737 5055
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +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
42537 47814 43368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.45% 39.82% 38.62%
Number of salaries quoted 33559 37750 35151
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £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 24 April 2015 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 24 April 2015. 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 -8 5402 £45,000 +0.95% 731
London -1 2818 £52,500 -1.86% 326
South East -5 1150 £40,000 - 159
East of England 0 526 £40,000 +6.66% 86
City of London -6 511 £52,500 -4.54% 90
Berkshire +10 320 £45,000 -5.26% 50
Cambridgeshire +3 278 £42,500 +20.56% 49
South West -29 265 £32,500 +8.33% 42
Cambridge +1 251 £42,500 +13.33% 47
Surrey -10 186 £45,000 -5.26% 29
North West -23 184 £35,000 -6.66% 45
Scotland +11 182 £38,500 -3.75% 34
West Midlands +5 181 £30,000 -14.28% 26
Reading +7 157 £45,000 -10.00% 34
Hampshire -26 148 £40,000 +14.28% 24
Manchester -3 125 £37,500 - 21
East Sussex +3 124 £42,500 +13.33% 5
Oxfordshire -6 118 £40,000 - 25
East Midlands -10 118 £30,000 -14.28% 19
West Sussex +12 117 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Hertfordshire -25 117 £40,000 - 18
Yorkshire -29 116 £30,000 -14.28% 18
Brighton +6 102 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Buckinghamshire -15 96 £35,000 -6.66% 10
Edinburgh +3 89 £38,500 -3.75% 11
Bristol -24 86 £37,500 +25.00% 17
Milton Keynes -11 78 £35,000 - 7
Birmingham +5 68 £32,500 -13.33% 11
Oxford -8 64 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Essex +19 63 £30,000 -25.00% 9

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 8767 (80.87%) Degree
2 3611 (33.31%) Agile Software Development
3 3336 (30.77%) SQL
4 3324 (30.66%) Java
5 3031 (27.96%) Software Engineering
6 2904 (26.79%) C#
7 2831 (26.11%) Finance
8 2539 (23.42%) JavaScript
9 2465 (22.74%) .NET
10 2184 (20.15%) HTML
11 2077 (19.16%) C++
12 1945 (17.94%) Mathematics
13 1933 (17.83%) SQL Server
14 1929 (17.79%) Linux
15 1919 (17.70%) Windows
16 1885 (17.39%) OO
17 1738 (16.03%) CSS
18 1676 (15.46%) Microsoft
19 1580 (14.57%) Analytical Skills
20 1417 (13.07%) Python
21 1256 (11.59%) TDD
22 1218 (11.24%) ASP.NET
23 1208 (11.14%) Oracle
24 1167 (10.76%) Scrum
25 1162 (10.72%) Web Services
26 1128 (10.40%) XML
26 1128 (10.40%) MVC
27 1083 (9.99%) MS Excel
28 986 (9.10%) UNIX
29 982 (9.06%) C

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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
1 310 (2.86%) Apache
2 283 (2.61%) Tomcat
3 282 (2.60%) Node.js
4 267 (2.46%) SharePoint
5 207 (1.91%) IIS
6 169 (1.56%) MS Exchange
7 155 (1.43%) WebSphere
8 141 (1.30%) SAS
9 134 (1.24%) CMS
10 132 (1.22%) WebLogic
11 126 (1.16%) JBoss
12 78 (0.72%) Drupal
13 69 (0.64%) Confluence
14 66 (0.61%) Apache Solr
14 66 (0.61%) Apache Spark
15 55 (0.51%) Apache Pig
16 49 (0.45%) OpenStack
17 48 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
18 43 (0.40%) WordPress
19 42 (0.39%) nginx
Applications
1 1083 (9.99%) MS Excel
2 333 (3.07%) MS Office
3 172 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 100 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 94 (0.87%) MS Project
6 83 (0.77%) SPSS
7 70 (0.65%) Photoshop
8 27 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
9 21 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 17 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 15 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
12 14 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
12 14 (0.13%) AutoCAD
12 14 (0.13%) PowerPivot
13 10 (0.092%) Fireworks
14 8 (0.074%) Stata
14 8 (0.074%) CPLEX
14 8 (0.074%) Adobe Captivate
15 6 (0.055%) Final Cut Pro
15 6 (0.055%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 65 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.34%) Sophis RISQUE
3 36 (0.33%) Magento
4 24 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
5 23 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 21 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 20 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 20 (0.18%) Markit EDM
8 18 (0.17%) Finacle
8 18 (0.17%) Temenos T24
9 16 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
9 16 (0.15%) HFM
10 14 (0.13%) SAP ERP
11 13 (0.12%) Workday HCM
12 12 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
13 11 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
13 11 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 10 (0.092%) Dynamics NAV
15 9 (0.083%) Eagle PACE
15 9 (0.083%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 316 (2.91%) SaaS
2 314 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 176 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
4 153 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 66 (0.61%) PaaS
6 60 (0.55%) Office 365
7 55 (0.51%) Google Analytics
8 53 (0.49%) GitHub
9 51 (0.47%) IaaS
10 45 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
11 31 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
12 19 (0.18%) Force.com
13 18 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
14 12 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
14 12 (0.11%) Basecamp
15 9 (0.083%) Taleo
15 9 (0.083%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 8 (0.074%) Heroku
16 8 (0.074%) Route 53
17 7 (0.065%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 500 (4.61%) Internet
2 352 (3.25%) TCP/IP
3 351 (3.24%) Firewall
4 275 (2.54%) HTTP
5 163 (1.50%) DNS
6 149 (1.37%) Wireless
7 147 (1.36%) Network Security
8 144 (1.33%) VPN
9 137 (1.26%) LAN
10 132 (1.22%) WAN
11 131 (1.21%) SAN
12 79 (0.73%) LDAP
13 71 (0.65%) Ethernet
14 69 (0.64%) DHCP
15 65 (0.60%) VoIP
16 64 (0.59%) SMTP
16 64 (0.59%) MPLS
17 61 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
18 52 (0.48%) Broadband
19 41 (0.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1933 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 785 (7.24%) MySQL
3 678 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 527 (4.86%) Big Data
5 412 (3.80%) NoSQL
6 378 (3.49%) MongoDB
7 315 (2.91%) Hadoop
8 311 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
9 279 (2.57%) Oracle Database
10 234 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
11 227 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
12 204 (1.88%) RDBMS
13 202 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 190 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 163 (1.50%) Data Mining
16 121 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
17 117 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 115 (1.06%) Redis
19 112 (1.03%) QlikView
20 103 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 818 (7.55%) Git (software)
2 480 (4.43%) Visual Studio
3 432 (3.98%) Subversion
4 344 (3.17%) JIRA
5 319 (2.94%) Maven
6 291 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 252 (2.32%) NUnit
8 247 (2.28%) Eclipse
8 247 (2.28%) Selenium
9 212 (1.96%) Jenkins
10 185 (1.71%) JUnit
11 178 (1.64%) Rhino Mocks
12 133 (1.23%) Ant
13 130 (1.20%) Moq
14 118 (1.09%) MSTest
15 82 (0.76%) Mercurial
16 72 (0.66%) Jasmine
17 68 (0.63%) Xcode
18 67 (0.62%) WebDriver
19 64 (0.59%) Cucumber
General
1 2831 (26.11%) Finance
2 705 (6.50%) Banking
3 541 (4.99%) Telecoms
4 476 (4.39%) Marketing
5 357 (3.29%) Games
6 354 (3.27%) Retail
7 328 (3.03%) Electronics
8 318 (2.93%) Front Office
9 213 (1.96%) Investment Banking
10 182 (1.68%) Advertising
11 173 (1.60%) Financial Institution
12 146 (1.35%) Manufacturing
13 130 (1.20%) Legal
14 128 (1.18%) Back Office
15 120 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
16 111 (1.02%) Automotive
17 101 (0.93%) Aerospace
18 97 (0.89%) Law
19 96 (0.89%) French Language
20 95 (0.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4895 (45.15%) Developer
2 1248 (11.51%) Software Engineer
3 1053 (9.71%) Analyst
4 1038 (9.57%) Graduate
5 921 (8.50%) Java Developer
6 914 (8.43%) Junior
7 878 (8.10%) Software Developer
8 817 (7.54%) C# Developer
9 706 (6.51%) Senior Developer
10 668 (6.16%) .NET Developer
11 652 (6.01%) Junior Developer
12 484 (4.46%) Consultant
13 463 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
14 451 (4.16%) Architect
15 435 (4.01%) Graduate Developer
16 365 (3.37%) C++ Developer
17 344 (3.17%) Web Developer
18 274 (2.53%) Support Analyst
19 265 (2.44%) Programmer
20 219 (2.02%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2465 (22.74%) .NET
2 2184 (20.15%) HTML
3 1738 (16.03%) CSS
4 1218 (11.24%) ASP.NET
5 1162 (10.72%) Web Services
6 1128 (10.40%) XML
7 948 (8.74%) jQuery
8 775 (7.15%) HTML5
9 626 (5.77%) Spring
10 546 (5.04%) .NET Framework
11 491 (4.53%) ASP.NET MVC
12 486 (4.48%) REST
13 477 (4.40%) WCF
14 463 (4.27%) WPF
15 449 (4.14%) Ajax
16 440 (4.06%) JSON
17 400 (3.69%) CSS3
18 391 (3.61%) AngularJS
19 382 (3.52%) J2EE
20 362 (3.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1945 (17.94%) Mathematics
2 1580 (14.57%) Analytical Skills
3 786 (7.25%) Algorithms
4 700 (6.46%) Physics
5 607 (5.60%) Management Information System
6 603 (5.56%) Open Source
7 498 (4.59%) User Experience
8 465 (4.29%) Mobile App
9 434 (4.00%) Hedge funds
10 391 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
11 377 (3.48%) Data Structures
12 342 (3.15%) Visualisation
13 284 (2.62%) Statistics
14 194 (1.79%) Client/Server
15 170 (1.57%) Derivative
16 145 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 136 (1.25%) Inversion of Control
18 133 (1.23%) Social Media
19 119 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
20 118 (1.09%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1929 (17.79%) Linux
2 1919 (17.70%) Windows
3 986 (9.10%) UNIX
4 769 (7.09%) Android
5 643 (5.93%) Apple iOS
6 250 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 154 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 152 (1.40%) Windows 7
9 141 (1.30%) Solaris
10 98 (0.90%) Mac OS X
11 87 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
12 85 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 60 (0.55%) Ubuntu
14 55 (0.51%) CentOS
15 53 (0.49%) Windows XP
16 44 (0.41%) AIX
16 44 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
17 37 (0.34%) Mac OS
18 36 (0.33%) Windows 8
19 33 (0.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3611 (33.31%) Agile Software Development
2 3031 (27.96%) Software Engineering
3 1885 (17.39%) OO
4 1256 (11.59%) TDD
5 1167 (10.76%) Scrum
6 1128 (10.40%) MVC
7 777 (7.17%) Analytics
8 774 (7.14%) Project Management
9 624 (5.76%) Multithreading
10 616 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
11 602 (5.55%) Unit Testing
12 601 (5.54%) OOP
13 590 (5.44%) Web Development
14 584 (5.39%) E-Commerce
14 584 (5.39%) Mentoring
15 524 (4.83%) OOD
16 490 (4.52%) Business Intelligence
17 424 (3.91%) ITIL
18 371 (3.42%) Android Development
19 358 (3.30%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3336 (30.77%) SQL
2 3324 (30.66%) Java
3 2904 (26.79%) C#
4 2539 (23.42%) JavaScript
5 2077 (19.16%) C++
6 1417 (13.07%) Python
7 982 (9.06%) C
8 692 (6.38%) PHP
9 505 (4.66%) Perl
10 400 (3.69%) Ruby
11 314 (2.90%) VB.NET
12 295 (2.72%) T-SQL
13 293 (2.70%) PL/SQL
14 273 (2.52%) Objective-C
15 230 (2.12%) VB
16 213 (1.96%) Scala
17 196 (1.81%) R
18 187 (1.72%) PowerShell
19 178 (1.64%) Bash Shell
20 176 (1.62%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8767 (80.87%) Degree
2 402 (3.71%) PhD
3 292 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 246 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 215 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
6 161 (1.49%) CCNA
7 155 (1.43%) ISEB
8 144 (1.33%) SC Cleared
9 141 (1.30%) CISSP
10 116 (1.07%) ISTQB
11 112 (1.03%) MCSE
12 86 (0.79%) PMI Certification
13 83 (0.77%) CCNP
14 80 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
15 74 (0.68%) MCP
16 71 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
17 66 (0.61%) CISM
18 59 (0.54%) PMP
19 58 (0.54%) CISA
20 56 (0.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 788 (7.27%) QA
2 131 (1.21%) SLA
3 81 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 67 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 43 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 38 (0.35%) COBIT
7 35 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 27 (0.25%) Data Quality
9 25 (0.23%) HL7
10 16 (0.15%) CRD IV
11 15 (0.14%) EMIR
11 15 (0.14%) MiFID
11 15 (0.14%) JSP 440
12 13 (0.12%) ISO 14001
12 13 (0.12%) ISO 8583
13 12 (0.11%) WCAG
14 11 (0.10%) IEC 61508
15 10 (0.092%) ISO 9002
16 9 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 17799
17 8 (0.074%) Section 508
System Software
1 423 (3.90%) Active Directory
2 311 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (0.68%) Hyper-V
4 62 (0.57%) vSphere
5 58 (0.54%) Firmware
6 54 (0.50%) XenApp
7 51 (0.47%) VMware ESX
8 43 (0.40%) KVM
9 38 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
10 34 (0.31%) NFS
10 34 (0.31%) Docker
11 33 (0.30%) Xen
12 29 (0.27%) XenDesktop
12 29 (0.27%) Varnish
13 27 (0.25%) XenServer
14 23 (0.21%) VirtualBox
14 23 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
15 20 (0.18%) HDFS
16 17 (0.16%) IMail Server
16 17 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 172 (1.59%) Puppet
2 127 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
3 73 (0.67%) Nagios
4 68 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
5 49 (0.45%) SCCM
6 42 (0.39%) Vagrant
7 37 (0.34%) Ansible
8 29 (0.27%) SCOM
9 27 (0.25%) Cacti
9 27 (0.25%) Salt
10 26 (0.24%) OpenView
11 21 (0.19%) WSUS
12 20 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
13 19 (0.18%) SolarWinds Orion
14 18 (0.17%) ZABBIX
15 17 (0.16%) Data Guard
16 15 (0.14%) Nessus
16 15 (0.14%) Sysprep
17 12 (0.11%) Capistrano
17 12 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1676 (15.46%) Microsoft
2 1208 (11.14%) Oracle
3 407 (3.75%) VMware
4 288 (2.66%) Cisco
5 256 (2.36%) Google
6 179 (1.65%) SAP
7 168 (1.55%) IBM
8 166 (1.53%) HP
9 142 (1.31%) Citrix
9 142 (1.31%) Tableau
10 112 (1.03%) Adobe
11 103 (0.95%) Red Hat
12 100 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
13 79 (0.73%) Cognos
14 75 (0.69%) Sybase
14 75 (0.69%) Business Objects
15 72 (0.66%) hybris
16 71 (0.65%) NetApp
17 68 (0.63%) Apple
18 67 (0.62%) Zend
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