Period
to 11 May 2021

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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK > England
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 51 49 36
Rank change year-on-year -2 -13 +1
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 4,050 4,676 8,061
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.17% 5.11% 5.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.57% 5.53% 6.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2,663 3,687 5,808
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £78,125 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +6.80% +3.00%

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 72,704 84,495 125,351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.85% 92.38% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 55,598 68,418 100,168
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,000 £37,800
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £74,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in England

Computer Science
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Computer Science in England.

Salary trend for Computer Science in England

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Computer Science in England over the 6 months to 11 May 2021.

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 11 May 2021. 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 -10 1,959 £70,000 +7.69% 459
South East +12 869 £50,000 +11.11% 215
North of England +17 355 £45,000 - 117
South West +12 325 £47,500 +26.67% 64
East of England +9 275 £55,000 +10.00% 94
Midlands -37 216 £45,000 - 103
North West -12 185 £45,000 -10.00% 53
West Midlands -16 156 £45,000 +9.76% 69
Yorkshire +68 149 £45,000 +55.17% 45
East Midlands -26 60 £44,000 -12.00% 34
North East -12 21 £27,000 -22.86% 19
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, 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 3,061 (75.58%) Degree
2 1,744 (43.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 1,342 (33.14%) Python
4 1,323 (32.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1,234 (30.47%) Software Engineering
6 1,224 (30.22%) Social Skills
7 1,176 (29.04%) JavaScript
8 1,145 (28.27%) SQL
9 1,044 (25.78%) Java
10 966 (23.85%) Finance
11 844 (20.84%) Problem-Solving
12 816 (20.15%) C#
13 731 (18.05%) Mathematics
14 730 (18.02%) AWS
15 652 (16.10%) Linux
16 650 (16.05%) React
17 634 (15.65%) DevOps
18 590 (14.57%) Docker
19 584 (14.42%) .NET
20 583 (14.40%) Analytical Skills
21 572 (14.12%) Azure
22 570 (14.07%) CSS
23 553 (13.65%) Git (software)
24 547 (13.51%) Microsoft
25 524 (12.94%) HTML
26 514 (12.69%) C++
27 457 (11.28%) SQL Server
28 442 (10.91%) Test Automation
29 438 (10.81%) Kubernetes
30 436 (10.77%) AngularJS

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
1 143 (3.53%) Apache Spark
2 99 (2.44%) Apache
3 95 (2.35%) Confluence
4 85 (2.10%) SAS
5 74 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
6 65 (1.60%) SharePoint
7 61 (1.51%) CMS
8 58 (1.43%) IIS
9 54 (1.33%) Tomcat
10 41 (1.01%) GemFire
10 41 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 37 (0.91%) nginx
12 24 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
13 21 (0.52%) Jupyter
14 20 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
15 19 (0.47%) MS Exchange
16 14 (0.35%) Luigi
17 13 (0.32%) ejabberd
18 12 (0.30%) Apache Pig
18 12 (0.30%) Tornado
Applications
1 96 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (1.11%) Simulink
4 34 (0.84%) Stateflow
5 18 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.37%) InVision
7 14 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.32%) Figma
8 13 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
9 12 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
10 11 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.22%) SPSS
12 7 (0.17%) GIMP
13 6 (0.15%) Revit
14 5 (0.12%) AutoCAD
14 5 (0.12%) UXPin
15 4 (0.099%) Siemens NX
15 4 (0.099%) Solid Edge
16 3 (0.074%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 32 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.32%) NetSuite
3 10 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.15%) Primavera
6 6 (0.15%) Shopify
7 5 (0.12%) Teamcenter
8 4 (0.099%) HFM
8 4 (0.099%) Hyperion Planning
8 4 (0.099%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 4 (0.099%) Sage 50
8 4 (0.099%) Summit
9 3 (0.074%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.074%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.049%) Distributed Ledger
10 2 (0.049%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.049%) StreamServe
11 1 (0.025%) Payment Gateway
11 1 (0.025%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 730 (18.02%) AWS
2 572 (14.12%) Azure
3 275 (6.79%) SaaS
4 255 (6.30%) GCP
5 215 (5.31%) GitHub
6 146 (3.60%) Serverless
7 107 (2.64%) Power Platform
8 105 (2.59%) PaaS
9 89 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
10 74 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
10 74 (1.83%) Amazon S3
11 66 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
12 59 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
13 48 (1.19%) Microsoft 365
14 46 (1.14%) IaaS
15 45 (1.11%) OpenShift
16 44 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
17 41 (1.01%) npm
18 38 (0.94%) Amazon Kinesis
19 32 (0.79%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 143 (3.53%) Firewall
2 127 (3.14%) Internet
3 106 (2.62%) TCP/IP
4 99 (2.44%) Wireless
5 95 (2.35%) HTTP
6 77 (1.90%) DNS
7 67 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
8 65 (1.60%) Ethernet
9 59 (1.46%) VPN
10 57 (1.41%) Wireshark
11 55 (1.36%) LAN
11 55 (1.36%) MQTT
12 48 (1.19%) Broadband
12 48 (1.19%) HTTPS
13 47 (1.16%) Network Security
14 44 (1.09%) VoIP
15 40 (0.99%) 802.11
16 39 (0.96%) WAN
17 38 (0.94%) STUN
18 30 (0.74%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 457 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 313 (7.73%) NoSQL
3 296 (7.31%) Relational Database
4 260 (6.42%) PostgreSQL
5 231 (5.70%) Big Data
6 220 (5.43%) MySQL
7 169 (4.17%) MongoDB
8 121 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
9 106 (2.62%) Hadoop
10 98 (2.42%) Tableau
11 95 (2.35%) Redis
12 93 (2.30%) Data Mining
13 87 (2.15%) Power BI
14 82 (2.02%) RDBMS
15 76 (1.88%) MariaDB
16 67 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 65 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 53 (1.31%) Amazon Redshift
19 52 (1.28%) HBase
20 51 (1.26%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 553 (13.65%) Git (software)
2 284 (7.01%) Jenkins
3 240 (5.93%) JIRA
4 139 (3.43%) Selenium
5 92 (2.27%) Gradle
5 92 (2.27%) Maven
6 79 (1.95%) JUnit
7 76 (1.88%) Visual Studio
8 74 (1.83%) Cucumber
8 74 (1.83%) Cypress.io
9 70 (1.73%) webpack
10 67 (1.65%) GitLab
11 66 (1.63%) Mockito
12 65 (1.60%) Subversion
13 62 (1.53%) Artifactory
14 58 (1.43%) IntelliJ
15 54 (1.33%) Protractor
16 51 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
17 50 (1.23%) Eclipse
18 48 (1.19%) SonarQube
General
1 1,224 (30.22%) Social Skills
2 966 (23.85%) Finance
3 583 (14.40%) Analytical Skills
4 286 (7.06%) Marketing
5 228 (5.63%) Telecoms
6 221 (5.46%) Games
7 217 (5.36%) Banking
8 190 (4.69%) Electronics
9 171 (4.22%) Manufacturing
10 149 (3.68%) Public Sector
11 144 (3.56%) Law
12 130 (3.21%) Retail
13 126 (3.11%) Presentation Skills
14 95 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 89 (2.20%) Organisational Skills
16 73 (1.80%) Front Office
17 68 (1.68%) Automotive
18 42 (1.04%) Legal
19 41 (1.01%) Advertising
20 40 (0.99%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,600 (39.51%) Developer
2 605 (14.94%) Software Engineer
3 295 (7.28%) Senior Developer
4 251 (6.20%) Software Developer
5 222 (5.48%) Analyst
6 208 (5.14%) Junior
7 202 (4.99%) Graduate
8 199 (4.91%) Java Developer
9 186 (4.59%) Architect
10 179 (4.42%) Senior Software Engineer
11 173 (4.27%) .NET Developer
12 172 (4.25%) Full Stack Developer
13 160 (3.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 142 (3.51%) C# Developer
15 132 (3.26%) Python Developer
16 128 (3.16%) Junior Developer
17 122 (3.01%) Data Engineer
18 116 (2.86%) JavaScript Developer
18 116 (2.86%) React Developer
19 111 (2.74%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 650 (16.05%) React
2 584 (14.42%) .NET
3 570 (14.07%) CSS
4 524 (12.94%) HTML
5 436 (10.77%) AngularJS
6 396 (9.78%) Node.js
7 333 (8.22%) REST
8 255 (6.30%) Web Services
9 234 (5.78%) RESTful
10 215 (5.31%) .NET Core
11 206 (5.09%) Spring
12 187 (4.62%) Vue.js
13 165 (4.07%) jQuery
14 162 (4.00%) HTML5
14 162 (4.00%) Kafka
15 154 (3.80%) ASP.NET
16 129 (3.19%) .NET Framework
17 128 (3.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 127 (3.14%) JSON
19 126 (3.11%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 367 (9.06%) Algorithms
2 322 (7.95%) User Experience
3 228 (5.63%) Data Structures
4 219 (5.41%) Management Information System
5 182 (4.49%) Mobile App
6 171 (4.22%) Self-Motivation
7 130 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
8 127 (3.14%) Data Centre
9 111 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
10 104 (2.57%) Public Cloud
11 99 (2.44%) Life Science
12 80 (1.98%) Virtual Team
13 75 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
14 68 (1.68%) Hedge funds
15 63 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 61 (1.51%) Robotics
17 60 (1.48%) Blog
18 54 (1.33%) N-Tier
19 52 (1.28%) Cloud Native
20 49 (1.21%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 652 (16.10%) Linux
2 357 (8.81%) Windows
3 167 (4.12%) Unix
4 152 (3.75%) Android
5 115 (2.84%) Apple iOS
6 70 (1.73%) Windows Server
7 44 (1.09%) Windows Server 2016
8 35 (0.86%) Ubuntu
9 29 (0.72%) CentOS
10 26 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.44%) Windows 10
12 14 (0.35%) Debian
13 13 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
15 11 (0.27%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
16 8 (0.20%) Kali Linux
17 7 (0.17%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.17%) Windows 7
18 3 (0.074%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,323 (32.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1,234 (30.47%) Software Engineering
3 844 (20.84%) Problem-Solving
4 731 (18.05%) Mathematics
5 634 (15.65%) DevOps
6 442 (10.91%) Test Automation
7 414 (10.22%) Machine Learning
8 407 (10.05%) Analytics
8 407 (10.05%) Microservices
9 377 (9.31%) Data Science
10 373 (9.21%) OO
11 362 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
12 346 (8.54%) Scrum
13 339 (8.37%) Fintech
14 330 (8.15%) TDD
15 327 (8.07%) Physics
16 304 (7.51%) Artificial Intelligence
17 290 (7.16%) Mentoring
18 287 (7.09%) Web Development
19 280 (6.91%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,342 (33.14%) Python
2 1,176 (29.04%) JavaScript
3 1,145 (28.27%) SQL
4 1,044 (25.78%) Java
5 816 (20.15%) C#
6 514 (12.69%) C++
7 403 (9.95%) TypeScript
8 275 (6.79%) C
9 204 (5.04%) Go
10 186 (4.59%) PHP
11 143 (3.53%) R
12 134 (3.31%) Bash Shell
13 131 (3.23%) PowerShell
14 126 (3.11%) Scala
15 108 (2.67%) Ruby
16 94 (2.32%) ES6
17 82 (2.02%) Kotlin
18 79 (1.95%) Objective-C
19 77 (1.90%) T-SQL
20 76 (1.88%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 3,061 (75.58%) Degree
2 1,744 (43.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 319 (7.88%) Master's Degree
4 175 (4.32%) PhD
5 169 (4.17%) Security Cleared
6 116 (2.86%) SC Cleared
7 81 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
8 50 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
9 48 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 41 (1.01%) OCP
10 41 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
11 38 (0.94%) ISTQB
12 37 (0.91%) CISSP
13 36 (0.89%) CCNP
14 26 (0.64%) CCIE
15 25 (0.62%) PMI Certification
16 24 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 23 (0.57%) HND
18 21 (0.52%) DV Cleared
18 21 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (5.73%) QA
2 38 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 36 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (0.89%) SLA
4 28 (0.69%) CDISC
5 27 (0.67%) GDPR
6 17 (0.42%) MISRA
6 17 (0.42%) NIST
7 16 (0.40%) PMO
8 13 (0.32%) ISO 9001
9 10 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
9 10 (0.25%) MISRA C
10 9 (0.22%) Def Stans
11 8 (0.20%) Good Clinical Practice
11 8 (0.20%) PCI DSS
12 7 (0.17%) GRC
13 6 (0.15%) COBIT
13 6 (0.15%) IEC 61508
13 6 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.12%) HIPAA
System Software
1 590 (14.57%) Docker
2 118 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (2.30%) Active Directory
4 51 (1.26%) HDFS
5 46 (1.14%) Firmware
6 28 (0.69%) Hyper-V
7 25 (0.62%) vSphere
8 23 (0.57%) KVM
9 15 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (0.32%) iptables
10 13 (0.32%) Kamailio
10 13 (0.32%) Postfix
10 13 (0.32%) QEMU
10 13 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.15%) LXC
11 6 (0.15%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.099%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.099%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.099%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.074%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 438 (10.81%) Kubernetes
2 224 (5.53%) Terraform
3 203 (5.01%) Ansible
4 113 (2.79%) Puppet
5 110 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
6 47 (1.16%) Kibana
7 41 (1.01%) Grafana
8 38 (0.94%) Graylog
9 34 (0.84%) ZABBIX
10 31 (0.77%) Prometheus
10 31 (0.77%) SCCM
11 24 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
12 22 (0.54%) Consul
13 21 (0.52%) Salt
14 19 (0.47%) Graphite
14 19 (0.47%) Nagios
15 18 (0.44%) Opsview
15 18 (0.44%) Packer
16 16 (0.40%) Galera Cluster
17 14 (0.35%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 547 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 258 (6.37%) Google
3 248 (6.12%) Oracle
4 153 (3.78%) SAP
5 142 (3.51%) VMware
6 100 (2.47%) Cisco
7 90 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
8 69 (1.70%) IBM
9 49 (1.21%) Databricks
10 39 (0.96%) PagerDuty
11 38 (0.94%) Apple
11 38 (0.94%) Juniper
12 34 (0.84%) Citrix
13 33 (0.81%) Okta
14 29 (0.72%) Splunk
15 28 (0.69%) Facebook
16 27 (0.67%) Atlassian
16 27 (0.67%) F5
17 21 (0.52%) Xamarin
18 20 (0.49%) Nintex