The table below looks at the statistics for the Computer Scientist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Scientist in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Scientist
Rank 937 971 993
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Computer Scientist 19 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.007% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.007% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 1
Average salary £36,000 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.54% +29.41%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
99472 107123 115267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.48% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83547 87392 93423
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Computer Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Computer Scientist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Computer Scientist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Computer Scientist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Scientist within the UK.

Computer Scientist Salary Trend in the UK

Computer Scientist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Scientist over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 within the UK.

Computer Scientist Salary Histogram in the UK

Computer Scientist
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Scientist within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(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 +16 19 £36,000 -34.54% 4
Cambridgeshire - 11 £36,000 - 1
East of England - 11 £36,000 - 1
Cambridge - 11 £36,000 - 1
London +6 4 £70,000 +27.27% 3
South East +34 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
City of London - 2 £72,500 - 3
Chessington - 1 £50,000 -
Bath - 1 £35,000 -
Somerset - 1 £35,000 -
South West - 1 £35,000 -

Computer Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Computer Scientist in their job title 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 with Computer Scientist in their job title.

1 39 (97.50%) C++
2 35 (87.50%) Algorithms
3 34 (85.00%) Computer Science
4 31 (77.50%) Software Engineering
5 24 (60.00%) Mathematics
6 23 (57.50%) Degree
7 22 (55.00%) Java
8 20 (50.00%) Unit Testing
9 19 (47.50%) XML
9 19 (47.50%) Visual Studio
9 19 (47.50%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (47.50%) SDLC
10 18 (45.00%) C#
10 18 (45.00%) SQL
10 18 (45.00%) Physics
11 17 (42.50%) Perl
12 14 (35.00%) Client/Server
12 14 (35.00%) Eclipse
12 14 (35.00%) Shell Script
12 14 (35.00%) J2EE
12 14 (35.00%) HTML
12 14 (35.00%) JDBC
12 14 (35.00%) JSP
12 14 (35.00%) SOAP
12 14 (35.00%) Open Source
13 13 (32.50%) C
13 13 (32.50%) PhD
14 12 (30.00%) CUDA
15 8 (20.00%) Python
15 8 (20.00%) Windows

Computer Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Computer Scientist in their job title 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 with Computer Scientist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.00%) Apache
1 4 (10.00%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Big Data
2 3 (7.50%) Data Mining
2 3 (7.50%) MySQL
2 3 (7.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (47.50%) Visual Studio
2 14 (35.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
1 4 (10.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (47.50%) XML
2 14 (35.00%) HTML
2 14 (35.00%) J2EE
2 14 (35.00%) JDBC
2 14 (35.00%) JSP
2 14 (35.00%) SOAP
3 5 (12.50%) MFC
3 5 (12.50%) OpenGL
3 5 (12.50%) STL
3 5 (12.50%) Theano
4 4 (10.00%) Natural Language Processing
4 4 (10.00%) scikit-learn
4 4 (10.00%) TensorFlow
5 3 (7.50%) Web Services
6 1 (2.50%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 35 (87.50%) Algorithms
2 34 (85.00%) Computer Science
3 24 (60.00%) Mathematics
4 19 (47.50%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (45.00%) Physics
6 14 (35.00%) Client/Server
7 12 (30.00%) CUDA
8 8 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
9 4 (10.00%) Neural Network
9 4 (10.00%) Statistics
9 4 (10.00%) Visualisation
10 1 (2.50%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (2.50%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Linux
1 8 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (77.50%) Software Engineering
2 20 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 19 (47.50%) SDLC
4 14 (35.00%) Open Source
5 8 (20.00%) Content Analysis
5 8 (20.00%) Pattern Recognition
5 8 (20.00%) Video Content Analysis
6 5 (12.50%) Deep Learning
6 5 (12.50%) Machine Learning
6 5 (12.50%) Statistical Modelling
7 4 (10.00%) Bayesian Methods
7 4 (10.00%) Convolutional Neural Network
7 4 (10.00%) Data Visualisation
7 4 (10.00%) Parallel Computing
7 4 (10.00%) Signal Processing
8 3 (7.50%) Information Management
9 1 (2.50%) Analytics
9 1 (2.50%) Data Analytics
9 1 (2.50%) ETL
9 1 (2.50%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 39 (97.50%) C++
2 22 (55.00%) Java
3 18 (45.00%) C#
3 18 (45.00%) SQL
4 17 (42.50%) Perl
5 14 (35.00%) Shell Script
6 13 (32.50%) C
7 8 (20.00%) Python
8 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.50%) Fortran
9 1 (2.50%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (57.50%) Degree
2 13 (32.50%) PhD
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle
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