Period
to 21 September 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 21 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 34 39
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 10584 11063 11853
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.39% 6.03% 5.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.73% 14.55% 13.81%
Number of salaries quoted 8221 9668 10014
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

Computer Science is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 71869 76057 85826
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.38% 41.45% 41.63%
Number of salaries quoted 54273 63122 69631
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 21 September 2017.

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 21 September 2017. 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 -5 5389 £60,000 +9.09% 444
South East -1 1912 £40,000 - 128
East of England +4 1221 £40,000 -5.88% 96
North of England +3 862 £42,500 +13.33% 95
South West +3 656 £38,500 -9.41% 43
Midlands -3 622 £34,000 +3.03% 48
North West -14 543 £42,500 +13.33% 60
West Midlands -9 402 £32,500 - 24
East Midlands +1 257 £32,500 -2.99% 24
Yorkshire -11 216 £40,000 +5.26% 28
North East +41 103 £40,000 +6.67% 7
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 2017, IT jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 8323 (78.64%) Degree
2 4579 (43.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 3661 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
4 3421 (32.32%) Java
5 2919 (27.58%) SQL
6 2806 (26.51%) Software Engineering
7 2724 (25.74%) Finance
8 2601 (24.57%) JavaScript
9 2516 (23.77%) C#
10 2298 (21.71%) Mathematics
11 2145 (20.27%) C++
12 2004 (18.93%) HTML
13 1984 (18.75%) Python
14 1939 (18.32%) Linux
15 1862 (17.59%) .NET
16 1650 (15.59%) CSS
17 1643 (15.52%) SQL Server
18 1613 (15.24%) Windows
19 1573 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
20 1516 (14.32%) OO
21 1463 (13.82%) Microsoft
22 1441 (13.61%) Scrum
23 1174 (11.09%) Oracle
24 1149 (10.86%) AngularJS
25 1114 (10.53%) Physics
26 1057 (9.99%) TDD
27 1039 (9.82%) Banking
28 1024 (9.67%) SDLC
29 999 (9.44%) C
30 992 (9.37%) Git (software)

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
1 318 (3.00%) Apache
2 304 (2.87%) Apache Spark
3 257 (2.43%) Tomcat
4 244 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
5 153 (1.45%) JBoss
6 139 (1.31%) SharePoint
7 135 (1.28%) IIS
8 127 (1.20%) Confluence
9 121 (1.14%) OpenStack
10 104 (0.98%) CMS
11 91 (0.86%) SAS
12 85 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 70 (0.66%) MS Exchange
14 68 (0.64%) WebLogic
15 62 (0.59%) nginx
16 49 (0.46%) WebSphere
17 45 (0.43%) Drupal
18 37 (0.35%) Ethereum
19 36 (0.34%) Hyperledger
20 34 (0.32%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 292 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 270 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
3 92 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 84 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 39 (0.37%) Photoshop
6 35 (0.33%) SPSS
7 34 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
7 34 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.10%) Simulink
9 10 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.057%) Maple
11 5 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
11 5 (0.047%) XMetaL
12 4 (0.038%) GIMP
12 4 (0.038%) InVision
13 3 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.028%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.028%) Autodesk Inventor
13 3 (0.028%) Siemens NX
13 3 (0.028%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 43 (0.41%) Magento
2 37 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
4 16 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
5 15 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (0.12%) SAP FI
7 12 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 12 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 12 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 11 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 11 (0.10%) SAP CO
8 11 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
9 10 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
9 10 (0.094%) SAP S/4HANA
9 10 (0.094%) SAP SD
10 9 (0.085%) Oracle 11i
10 9 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (0.085%) Oracle EBS R12
10 9 (0.085%) Oracle ERP
11 8 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 880 (8.31%) Amazon AWS
2 579 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 371 (3.51%) SaaS
4 256 (2.42%) GitHub
5 122 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
6 110 (1.04%) Office 365
7 89 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
8 88 (0.83%) PaaS
9 59 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
9 59 (0.56%) IaaS
10 44 (0.42%) Azure Machine Learning
11 43 (0.41%) npm
12 33 (0.31%) Amazon S3
12 33 (0.31%) Google Analytics
13 32 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
13 32 (0.30%) OpenShift
14 30 (0.28%) Google Play
15 29 (0.27%) Force.com
16 23 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
17 22 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 376 (3.55%) Firewall
2 306 (2.89%) TCP/IP
3 280 (2.65%) Internet
4 196 (1.85%) DNS
5 163 (1.54%) HTTP
6 140 (1.32%) WAN
7 133 (1.26%) Network Security
8 127 (1.20%) LAN
9 123 (1.16%) SAN
10 119 (1.12%) DHCP
11 118 (1.11%) VPN
12 111 (1.05%) Wireless
13 90 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
14 84 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
15 83 (0.78%) BGP
16 82 (0.77%) Ethernet
17 81 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
17 81 (0.77%) VoIP
18 80 (0.76%) OSPF
19 57 (0.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1643 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 677 (6.40%) Relational Database
3 663 (6.26%) MySQL
4 635 (6.00%) NoSQL
5 553 (5.22%) Big Data
6 447 (4.22%) MongoDB
7 300 (2.83%) Hadoop
8 277 (2.62%) Oracle Database
9 272 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
10 258 (2.44%) RDBMS
11 204 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
12 181 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 179 (1.69%) Redis
14 166 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
15 164 (1.55%) Data Mining
16 162 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 121 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
18 117 (1.11%) Blockchain
19 105 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
20 100 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 992 (9.37%) Git (software)
2 486 (4.59%) Jenkins
3 471 (4.45%) JIRA
4 385 (3.64%) Subversion
5 377 (3.56%) Visual Studio
6 345 (3.26%) Selenium
7 292 (2.76%) JUnit
7 292 (2.76%) Maven
8 215 (2.03%) TeamCity
9 172 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 168 (1.59%) Cucumber
11 140 (1.32%) NUnit
12 135 (1.28%) Eclipse
13 127 (1.20%) WebDriver
14 110 (1.04%) Ant
14 110 (1.04%) Gradle
15 109 (1.03%) Mercurial
16 103 (0.97%) Bitbucket
17 95 (0.90%) gulp
18 84 (0.79%) JMeter
General
1 2724 (25.74%) Finance
2 1039 (9.82%) Banking
3 834 (7.88%) Retail
4 631 (5.96%) Investment Banking
5 531 (5.02%) Marketing
6 524 (4.95%) Telecoms
7 492 (4.65%) Retail Banking
8 453 (4.28%) Games
9 439 (4.15%) Electronics
10 254 (2.40%) Front Office
11 193 (1.82%) Manufacturing
12 172 (1.63%) Advertising
13 152 (1.44%) Automotive
14 147 (1.39%) Financial Institution
15 131 (1.24%) Legal
16 121 (1.14%) Publishing
17 83 (0.78%) Aerospace
18 72 (0.68%) Back Office
19 54 (0.51%) German Language
20 44 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4620 (43.65%) Developer
2 1278 (12.07%) Graduate
3 1274 (12.04%) Software Engineer
4 1156 (10.92%) Java Developer
5 1012 (9.56%) Analyst
6 976 (9.22%) Software Developer
7 790 (7.46%) C# Developer
8 765 (7.23%) Junior
9 672 (6.35%) Senior Developer
10 669 (6.32%) .NET Developer
11 664 (6.27%) Graduate Developer
12 541 (5.11%) Architect
13 505 (4.77%) Junior Developer
14 463 (4.37%) C++ Software Engineer
15 388 (3.67%) Consultant
16 366 (3.46%) C# .NET Developer
17 358 (3.38%) C++ Developer
18 343 (3.24%) JavaScript Developer
19 258 (2.44%) Java Engineer
20 253 (2.39%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2004 (18.93%) HTML
2 1862 (17.59%) .NET
3 1650 (15.59%) CSS
4 1149 (10.86%) AngularJS
5 943 (8.91%) Web Services
6 855 (8.08%) ASP.NET
7 772 (7.29%) XML
8 746 (7.05%) HTML5
9 697 (6.59%) jQuery
10 647 (6.11%) Spring
11 572 (5.40%) RESTful
12 570 (5.39%) REST
13 544 (5.14%) Node.js
14 483 (4.56%) .NET Framework
15 474 (4.48%) React
16 424 (4.01%) ASP.NET MVC
17 393 (3.71%) JSON
18 392 (3.70%) Hibernate
19 389 (3.68%) WCF
20 368 (3.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1573 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
2 984 (9.30%) Algorithms
3 830 (7.84%) Management Information System
4 579 (5.47%) User Experience
5 388 (3.67%) Data Structures
6 369 (3.49%) Fintech
7 359 (3.39%) Mobile App
8 337 (3.18%) Hedge funds
9 324 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
10 317 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
11 230 (2.17%) Data Centre
12 148 (1.40%) Derivative
13 137 (1.29%) Client/Server
13 137 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
14 112 (1.06%) Virtual Team
15 104 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 96 (0.91%) iPad
17 94 (0.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 93 (0.88%) Fixed Income
19 92 (0.87%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1939 (18.32%) Linux
2 1613 (15.24%) Windows
3 684 (6.46%) Unix
4 413 (3.90%) Android
5 375 (3.54%) Apple iOS
6 292 (2.76%) Windows Server
7 123 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 115 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 114 (1.08%) CentOS
10 101 (0.95%) Windows 10
11 81 (0.77%) Windows 7
12 77 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 50 (0.47%) VxWorks
14 48 (0.45%) Mac OS X
14 48 (0.45%) Ubuntu
15 47 (0.44%) Mac OS
15 47 (0.44%) Windows XP
16 45 (0.43%) Solaris
17 41 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
18 38 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3661 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
2 2806 (26.51%) Software Engineering
3 2298 (21.71%) Mathematics
4 1516 (14.32%) OO
5 1441 (13.61%) Scrum
6 1114 (10.53%) Physics
7 1057 (9.99%) TDD
8 1024 (9.67%) SDLC
9 944 (8.92%) MVC
10 939 (8.87%) Analytics
11 886 (8.37%) Test Automation
12 783 (7.40%) Web Development
13 774 (7.31%) Continuous Integration
14 709 (6.70%) Machine Learning
15 671 (6.34%) Project Management
16 645 (6.09%) Asset Management
17 643 (6.08%) DevOps
18 617 (5.83%) OOP
19 581 (5.49%) Open Source
20 576 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3421 (32.32%) Java
2 2919 (27.58%) SQL
3 2601 (24.57%) JavaScript
4 2516 (23.77%) C#
5 2145 (20.27%) C++
6 1984 (18.75%) Python
7 999 (9.44%) C
8 586 (5.54%) PHP
9 418 (3.95%) R
10 411 (3.88%) Ruby
11 349 (3.30%) Perl
12 290 (2.74%) Scala
13 285 (2.69%) MATLAB
14 261 (2.47%) T-SQL
15 252 (2.38%) PowerShell
16 238 (2.25%) Shell Script
17 215 (2.03%) PL/SQL
18 168 (1.59%) Bash Shell
19 145 (1.37%) Embedded C
20 144 (1.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8323 (78.64%) Degree
2 4579 (43.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 639 (6.04%) PhD
4 469 (4.43%) Master's Degree
5 320 (3.02%) Security Cleared
6 317 (3.00%) Numerate Degree
7 315 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 240 (2.27%) CISSP
9 215 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
10 185 (1.75%) CISM
11 131 (1.24%) HND
11 131 (1.24%) SC Cleared
12 125 (1.18%) CCNA
13 120 (1.13%) MCSE
14 116 (1.10%) ISTQB
15 108 (1.02%) CISA
16 99 (0.94%) CCNP
17 95 (0.90%) ISEB
17 95 (0.90%) MCP
18 77 (0.73%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 819 (7.74%) QA
2 136 (1.28%) SLA
3 126 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 68 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 65 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 45 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 39 (0.37%) PMO
8 34 (0.32%) GDPR
9 31 (0.29%) MiFID
9 31 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 29 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
11 25 (0.24%) MISRA
12 18 (0.17%) COBIT
13 14 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 11 (0.10%) GCP
15 10 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 9 (0.085%) FATCA
16 9 (0.085%) ISO 9001
16 9 (0.085%) MISRA C
17 8 (0.076%) NIST 800
System Software
1 366 (3.46%) Docker
2 241 (2.28%) Active Directory
3 224 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 137 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
5 116 (1.10%) Firmware
6 71 (0.67%) Hyper-V
7 68 (0.64%) XenApp
8 57 (0.54%) XenDesktop
9 34 (0.32%) vSphere
10 31 (0.29%) XenServer
11 30 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
12 28 (0.26%) HDFS
13 24 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
14 21 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 21 (0.20%) Xen
15 18 (0.17%) Terminal Services
16 17 (0.16%) iptables
16 17 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
17 14 (0.13%) KVM
17 14 (0.13%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 239 (2.26%) Ansible
2 216 (2.04%) Puppet
3 149 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 86 (0.81%) Kubernetes
5 60 (0.57%) Kibana
6 59 (0.56%) Nagios
7 57 (0.54%) SCCM
8 56 (0.53%) Terraform
9 48 (0.45%) Nessus
10 39 (0.37%) Opsview
11 33 (0.31%) QRadar
11 33 (0.31%) SCOM
12 31 (0.29%) CSIRT
13 28 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
14 27 (0.26%) Mesos
14 27 (0.26%) NetBackup
15 26 (0.25%) Grafana
15 26 (0.25%) HAProxy
16 25 (0.24%) Cacti
16 25 (0.24%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1463 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 1174 (11.09%) Oracle
3 321 (3.03%) Google
4 306 (2.89%) Cisco
5 300 (2.83%) VMware
6 239 (2.26%) SAP
7 174 (1.64%) Tableau
8 173 (1.63%) Citrix
9 145 (1.37%) Red Hat
10 140 (1.32%) HP
11 136 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
12 116 (1.10%) Sybase
13 82 (0.77%) IBM
13 82 (0.77%) Juniper
14 70 (0.66%) Palo Alto
15 69 (0.65%) Murex
16 66 (0.62%) Cadence
16 66 (0.62%) NetApp
17 65 (0.61%) CheckPoint
18 60 (0.57%) Splunk