Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK > England
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 32 36
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 8,811 10,963 10,525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.92% 6.56% 6.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.46% 7.14% 6.61%
Number of salaries quoted 7,025 8,552 9,126
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £81,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Computer Science is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 136,402 153,625 159,282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.64% 91.89% 91.26%
Number of salaries quoted 109,205 122,886 133,297
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,883 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +1.05%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in England

Computer Science
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Science in England.

Salary trend for Computer Science in England

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in England over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in England

Computer Science
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the England region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 4,552 £62,500 +4.17% 792
South East -6 1,803 £42,500 +6.25% 314
East of England -10 728 £45,000 - 237
North of England -1 669 £42,500 - 174
Midlands +15 598 £39,000 +20.00% 115
South West -14 478 £39,000 -2.50% 106
North West -7 416 £42,500 -5.56% 96
West Midlands +13 364 £37,000 +23.33% 77
East Midlands +4 236 £45,000 +38.46% 38
Yorkshire +43 225 £45,000 +12.50% 59
North East -58 27 £40,000 +1.23% 19
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 6,650 (75.47%) Degree
2 3,671 (41.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 2,946 (33.44%) Java
4 2,944 (33.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2,453 (27.84%) SQL
6 2,314 (26.26%) Software Engineering
7 2,307 (26.18%) Finance
8 2,302 (26.13%) Mathematics
9 2,206 (25.04%) C#
10 2,152 (24.42%) Python
11 2,048 (23.24%) JavaScript
12 1,601 (18.17%) Problem-Solving
13 1,518 (17.23%) .NET
14 1,408 (15.98%) Linux
15 1,378 (15.64%) C++
16 1,339 (15.20%) HTML
17 1,209 (13.72%) SQL Server
18 1,195 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
19 1,170 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
20 1,133 (12.86%) Microsoft
21 1,108 (12.58%) CSS
22 1,075 (12.20%) OO
23 1,010 (11.46%) Analytics
24 973 (11.04%) Test Automation
25 936 (10.62%) Windows
26 935 (10.61%) Physics
27 920 (10.44%) Microsoft Azure
28 895 (10.16%) AngularJS
29 881 (10.00%) Git (software)
30 873 (9.91%) Scrum

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 337 (3.82%) Apache Spark
2 271 (3.08%) Apache
3 193 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
3 193 (2.19%) Tomcat
4 134 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 128 (1.45%) Confluence
6 110 (1.25%) MS Exchange
7 106 (1.20%) CMS
8 93 (1.06%) SAS
9 88 (1.00%) WebSphere
10 66 (0.75%) OpenStack
11 64 (0.73%) nginx
12 63 (0.72%) IIS
13 58 (0.66%) Ethereum
14 54 (0.61%) JBoss
15 48 (0.54%) WebLogic
16 43 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
17 39 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
18 36 (0.41%) WordPress
19 34 (0.39%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 234 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 180 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 64 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 34 (0.39%) SPSS
6 30 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 22 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
8 13 (0.15%) Chatbot
9 10 (0.11%) Weka
10 9 (0.10%) InVision
11 7 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (0.079%) GNU Octave
12 6 (0.068%) Stata
13 5 (0.057%) SOLIDWORKS
13 5 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
14 4 (0.045%) Camtasia
14 4 (0.045%) Doxygen
14 4 (0.045%) FrameMaker
14 4 (0.045%) Simulink
15 2 (0.023%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 88 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 79 (0.90%) thinkFolio
3 32 (0.36%) Temenos T24
4 26 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
5 23 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
6 19 (0.22%) Ripple
7 18 (0.20%) Magento
8 11 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 9 (0.10%) HFM
9 9 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
9 9 (0.10%) NetSuite
10 8 (0.091%) Oracle CRM
10 8 (0.091%) Relativity
10 8 (0.091%) SAP HR
11 7 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
11 7 (0.079%) Oracle EBS R12
12 6 (0.068%) TrackWise
13 5 (0.057%) Cognos TM1
13 5 (0.057%) SAP FI
13 5 (0.057%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,195 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
2 920 (10.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 216 (2.45%) SaaS
4 215 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 187 (2.12%) Office 365
6 186 (2.11%) GitHub
7 155 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
8 145 (1.65%) PaaS
9 89 (1.01%) Serverless
10 86 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
11 80 (0.91%) IaaS
12 60 (0.68%) Amazon S3
13 53 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
14 49 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
15 40 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
15 40 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
16 36 (0.41%) npm
17 33 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
18 29 (0.33%) OpenShift
19 24 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 386 (4.38%) Firewall
2 188 (2.13%) Internet
3 175 (1.99%) TCP/IP
4 148 (1.68%) HTTP
5 138 (1.57%) WAN
6 134 (1.52%) LAN
7 115 (1.31%) Network Security
8 103 (1.17%) DNS
8 103 (1.17%) VPN
9 89 (1.01%) Wireless
10 78 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
11 66 (0.75%) SAN
12 65 (0.74%) SSL
13 52 (0.59%) DHCP
14 51 (0.58%) SNMP
15 49 (0.56%) WebEx
16 46 (0.52%) OSPF
17 44 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
18 43 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
18 43 (0.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,209 (13.72%) SQL Server
2 641 (7.27%) Big Data
3 559 (6.34%) NoSQL
4 523 (5.94%) MySQL
5 521 (5.91%) Relational Database
6 381 (4.32%) MongoDB
7 379 (4.30%) Hadoop
8 250 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
9 200 (2.27%) Blockchain
10 181 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
10 181 (2.05%) RDBMS
11 142 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 140 (1.59%) Apache Hive
13 131 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
14 100 (1.13%) Power BI
14 100 (1.13%) Redis
15 95 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 92 (1.04%) HBase
17 89 (1.01%) Oracle Database
18 82 (0.93%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 881 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 458 (5.20%) JIRA
3 391 (4.44%) Jenkins
4 289 (3.28%) Visual Studio
5 250 (2.84%) Subversion
6 230 (2.61%) Maven
7 210 (2.38%) Selenium
8 176 (2.00%) JUnit
9 163 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 115 (1.31%) Eclipse
11 108 (1.23%) Gradle
12 83 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
13 81 (0.92%) Cucumber
14 77 (0.87%) TeamCity
15 73 (0.83%) Ant
16 65 (0.74%) Bitbucket
17 64 (0.73%) NUnit
18 63 (0.72%) webpack
19 58 (0.66%) WebDriver
20 53 (0.60%) gulp
General
1 2,307 (26.18%) Finance
2 757 (8.59%) Banking
3 477 (5.41%) Games
4 352 (4.00%) Marketing
5 351 (3.98%) Front Office
6 274 (3.11%) Investment Banking
7 251 (2.85%) Electronics
8 250 (2.84%) Retail
9 240 (2.72%) Telecoms
10 179 (2.03%) Financial Institution
11 157 (1.78%) Manufacturing
12 134 (1.52%) French Language
13 126 (1.43%) German Language
14 123 (1.40%) Publishing
15 117 (1.33%) Law
16 113 (1.28%) Advertising
17 104 (1.18%) Automotive
18 99 (1.12%) Legal
19 83 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
20 64 (0.73%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3,665 (41.60%) Developer
2 1,207 (13.70%) Graduate
3 969 (11.00%) Java Developer
4 936 (10.62%) Software Engineer
5 758 (8.60%) Graduate Developer
6 715 (8.11%) Analyst
7 673 (7.64%) Software Developer
8 634 (7.20%) Junior
9 568 (6.45%) C# Developer
10 548 (6.22%) Senior Developer
11 480 (5.45%) .NET Developer
12 471 (5.35%) Architect
13 441 (5.01%) Junior Developer
14 416 (4.72%) Consultant
15 281 (3.19%) Python Developer
16 259 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
17 234 (2.66%) Data Scientist
18 232 (2.63%) Graduate Software Developer
19 204 (2.32%) Graduate Java Developer
20 196 (2.22%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,518 (17.23%) .NET
2 1,339 (15.20%) HTML
3 1,108 (12.58%) CSS
4 895 (10.16%) AngularJS
5 829 (9.41%) Web Services
6 597 (6.78%) ASP.NET
7 557 (6.32%) React
8 520 (5.90%) RESTful
9 501 (5.69%) Spring
10 491 (5.57%) HTML5
11 455 (5.16%) Node.js
12 415 (4.71%) jQuery
12 415 (4.71%) REST
13 358 (4.06%) XML
14 314 (3.56%) .NET Framework
15 253 (2.87%) ASP.NET Web API
16 223 (2.53%) Hibernate
17 216 (2.45%) CSS3
18 206 (2.34%) Kafka
19 203 (2.30%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1,170 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
2 756 (8.58%) Algorithms
3 533 (6.05%) User Experience
4 531 (6.03%) Self-Motivation
5 446 (5.06%) Management Information System
6 442 (5.02%) Data Structures
7 425 (4.82%) Fintech
8 343 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
9 304 (3.45%) Hedge funds
10 286 (3.25%) Mobile App
11 237 (2.69%) Fixed Income
12 229 (2.60%) Derivative
13 204 (2.32%) Data Centre
14 196 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
15 194 (2.20%) Equities
16 149 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 147 (1.67%) Virtual Team
18 143 (1.62%) Public Cloud
19 94 (1.07%) Life Science
20 88 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,408 (15.98%) Linux
2 936 (10.62%) Windows
3 450 (5.11%) Unix
4 253 (2.87%) Android
5 206 (2.34%) Apple iOS
6 159 (1.80%) Windows Server
7 76 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 65 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 65 (0.74%) Windows 7
9 64 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 61 (0.69%) Windows 10
11 52 (0.59%) Embedded Linux
12 43 (0.49%) CentOS
13 41 (0.47%) Mac OS X
13 41 (0.47%) Ubuntu
14 28 (0.32%) Debian
15 19 (0.22%) CoreOS
16 18 (0.20%) Solaris
17 14 (0.16%) Windows 8
18 12 (0.14%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,944 (33.41%) Agile Software Development
2 2,314 (26.26%) Software Engineering
3 2,302 (26.13%) Mathematics
4 1,601 (18.17%) Problem-Solving
5 1,075 (12.20%) OO
6 1,010 (11.46%) Analytics
7 973 (11.04%) Test Automation
8 935 (10.61%) Physics
9 873 (9.91%) Scrum
10 869 (9.86%) TDD
11 829 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
12 785 (8.91%) Machine Learning
13 748 (8.49%) DevOps
14 629 (7.14%) SDLC
15 584 (6.63%) Data Science
16 546 (6.20%) MVC
17 542 (6.15%) Microservices
17 542 (6.15%) Project Management
18 536 (6.08%) Web Development
19 507 (5.75%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2,946 (33.44%) Java
2 2,453 (27.84%) SQL
3 2,206 (25.04%) C#
4 2,152 (24.42%) Python
5 2,048 (23.24%) JavaScript
6 1,378 (15.64%) C++
7 642 (7.29%) C
8 481 (5.46%) PHP
9 329 (3.73%) Scala
10 318 (3.61%) Ruby
11 310 (3.52%) R
12 275 (3.12%) Bash Shell
13 251 (2.85%) Perl
13 251 (2.85%) PowerShell
14 237 (2.69%) Java 8
15 209 (2.37%) T-SQL
16 206 (2.34%) TypeScript
17 202 (2.29%) Go
18 154 (1.75%) Shell Script
19 125 (1.42%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6,650 (75.47%) Degree
2 3,671 (41.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 468 (5.31%) PhD
4 379 (4.30%) Master's Degree
5 242 (2.75%) Numerate Degree
6 236 (2.68%) Security Cleared
7 155 (1.76%) CISSP
8 150 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
9 148 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 115 (1.31%) SC Cleared
11 110 (1.25%) MCSE
12 100 (1.13%) ISTQB
13 88 (1.00%) PMI Certification
14 80 (0.91%) ISEB
15 78 (0.89%) CCNA
15 78 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
16 76 (0.86%) CCNP
17 73 (0.83%) MBA
18 65 (0.74%) CISM
19 64 (0.73%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 656 (7.45%) QA
2 174 (1.97%) GDPR
3 140 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 79 (0.90%) Data Quality
5 69 (0.78%) SLA
6 50 (0.57%) PCI DSS
7 42 (0.48%) PMO
8 30 (0.34%) COBIT
9 28 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 20 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 17 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 16 (0.18%) GPG13
12 16 (0.18%) SAS 70
13 14 (0.16%) MiFID
14 9 (0.10%) ECSS
14 9 (0.10%) IEC 61131
15 8 (0.091%) GAMP
15 8 (0.091%) ISO 9001
16 7 (0.079%) GxP
17 6 (0.068%) IFRS
System Software
1 586 (6.65%) Docker
2 317 (3.60%) Active Directory
3 207 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 85 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 57 (0.65%) Firmware
6 56 (0.64%) HDFS
7 36 (0.41%) vSphere
8 31 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
9 30 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
10 27 (0.31%) VirtualBox
11 26 (0.30%) iptables
12 22 (0.25%) Apache Flume
13 20 (0.23%) Ceph
14 17 (0.19%) XenApp
15 14 (0.16%) Xen
16 12 (0.14%) VMware NSX
17 10 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 10 (0.11%) KVM
17 10 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
18 8 (0.091%) NFS
Systems Management
1 300 (3.40%) Kubernetes
2 245 (2.78%) Ansible
3 189 (2.15%) Puppet
4 144 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
5 116 (1.32%) Terraform
6 68 (0.77%) SCCM
7 50 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
8 36 (0.41%) Grafana
9 35 (0.40%) Salt
10 30 (0.34%) Kibana
11 29 (0.33%) Consul
11 29 (0.33%) Packer
12 26 (0.30%) Backup Exec
13 24 (0.27%) Nagios
14 22 (0.25%) Graphite
14 22 (0.25%) Prometheus
15 18 (0.20%) SCOM
16 17 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
16 17 (0.19%) WSUS
17 16 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,133 (12.86%) Microsoft
2 615 (6.98%) Oracle
3 368 (4.18%) Google
4 290 (3.29%) VMware
5 232 (2.63%) Cisco
6 185 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
7 183 (2.08%) Tableau
8 153 (1.74%) SAP
9 111 (1.26%) CheckPoint
10 108 (1.23%) IBM
11 99 (1.12%) Citrix
12 97 (1.10%) Red Hat
13 96 (1.09%) HP
14 77 (0.87%) F5
14 77 (0.87%) NetApp
14 77 (0.87%) Splunk
15 75 (0.85%) EMC
16 61 (0.69%) Palo Alto
17 54 (0.61%) Apple
18 51 (0.58%) Xamarin