Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK > England
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 40 35
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 3,123 7,282 9,700
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.13% 5.51% 6.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 5.98% 6.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,525 5,589 7,730
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £91,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 56,210 121,860 147,271
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.37% 92.21% 91.97%
Number of salaries quoted 45,366 96,858 118,390
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,443
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

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 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 2020. 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 +2 1,745 £70,000 +7.69% 303
South East -16 583 £45,000 - 98
North of England -16 270 £47,500 +10.47% 62
East of England -2 179 £52,500 +5.00% 58
North West -16 179 £50,000 +17.65% 26
South West -9 172 £37,500 -1.80% 60
Midlands -10 159 £47,500 +26.67% 54
West Midlands -16 93 £42,500 +7.59% 28
Yorkshire +46 71 £42,500 -5.56% 25
East Midlands +10 66 £47,500 +35.71% 26
North East -23 20 £35,000 - 11
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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 2,408 (77.11%) Degree
2 1,507 (48.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 997 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
4 950 (30.42%) SQL
5 893 (28.59%) Java
6 891 (28.53%) Python
7 882 (28.24%) Software Engineering
8 844 (27.03%) C#
9 772 (24.72%) Finance
10 705 (22.57%) Mathematics
11 691 (22.13%) JavaScript
12 592 (18.96%) .NET
13 552 (17.68%) Problem-Solving
14 523 (16.75%) AWS
15 504 (16.14%) C++
16 481 (15.40%) Azure
17 440 (14.09%) Git (software)
18 435 (13.93%) SQL Server
19 430 (13.77%) HTML
20 429 (13.74%) Analytical Skills
21 410 (13.13%) DevOps
22 400 (12.81%) CSS
23 397 (12.71%) Analytics
24 389 (12.46%) OO
25 380 (12.17%) Microsoft
26 372 (11.91%) Linux
27 353 (11.30%) Algorithms
28 345 (11.05%) Windows
29 336 (10.76%) AngularJS
30 330 (10.57%) Test Automation

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
1 111 (3.55%) Apache Spark
2 76 (2.43%) IIS
3 47 (1.50%) Confluence
4 46 (1.47%) SharePoint
5 44 (1.41%) Apache
6 35 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
7 29 (0.93%) SAS
8 26 (0.83%) CMS
9 25 (0.80%) MS Exchange
10 19 (0.61%) Apache Airflow
10 19 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.51%) Luigi
12 14 (0.45%) WordPress
13 13 (0.42%) nginx
14 11 (0.35%) Skype for Business
15 10 (0.32%) Tornado
16 9 (0.29%) OpenStack
17 8 (0.26%) Drupal
18 6 (0.19%) Jupyter
19 5 (0.16%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 70 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.19%) Sketch
5 6 (0.19%) SPSS
6 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.096%) 3ds Max
7 3 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.096%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.096%) Figma
7 3 (0.096%) GNU Octave
7 3 (0.096%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.096%) Simulink
8 2 (0.064%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.064%) InVision
8 2 (0.064%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.064%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.032%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 24 (0.77%) Shopify
2 14 (0.45%) NetSuite
3 12 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.19%) Magento
6 6 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
7 5 (0.16%) Oracle FAH
7 5 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.13%) Infor M3
9 3 (0.096%) assyst
9 3 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.096%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.064%) ION MarketView
10 2 (0.064%) Misys Opics
11 1 (0.032%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 523 (16.75%) AWS
2 481 (15.40%) Azure
3 178 (5.70%) SaaS
4 158 (5.06%) GCP
5 111 (3.55%) Power Platform
6 72 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
7 65 (2.08%) Office 365
8 63 (2.02%) Serverless
9 49 (1.57%) GitHub
10 42 (1.34%) IaaS
11 40 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 40 (1.28%) PaaS
12 34 (1.09%) Amazon S3
13 32 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
14 30 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
15 27 (0.86%) Slack
16 26 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
17 20 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
18 19 (0.61%) PowerApps
19 18 (0.58%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 102 (3.27%) Firewall
2 80 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 61 (1.95%) Internet
4 59 (1.89%) DNS
5 49 (1.57%) Wireless
6 47 (1.50%) VPN
7 45 (1.44%) Network Security
8 41 (1.31%) LAN
9 39 (1.25%) WAN
10 36 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
11 34 (1.09%) SAN
12 33 (1.06%) Skype
13 28 (0.90%) HTTP
14 24 (0.77%) VoIP
15 22 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
16 21 (0.67%) BGP
16 21 (0.67%) MQTT
17 20 (0.64%) H.323
17 20 (0.64%) NAS
18 19 (0.61%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 435 (13.93%) SQL Server
2 240 (7.68%) Relational Database
3 224 (7.17%) NoSQL
4 220 (7.04%) Big Data
5 163 (5.22%) MySQL
6 142 (4.55%) Hadoop
7 132 (4.23%) MongoDB
8 127 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
9 103 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
10 102 (3.27%) Power BI
11 87 (2.79%) RDBMS
12 79 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 74 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
14 71 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 60 (1.92%) Data Mining
16 47 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 46 (1.47%) Redis
18 38 (1.22%) Data Lake
19 37 (1.18%) Apache Hive
20 31 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 440 (14.09%) Git (software)
2 161 (5.16%) Jenkins
3 141 (4.51%) JIRA
4 131 (4.19%) Selenium
5 102 (3.27%) Visual Studio
6 61 (1.95%) Subversion
7 48 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
8 46 (1.47%) Maven
9 43 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 40 (1.28%) Eclipse
10 40 (1.28%) JUnit
11 33 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 33 (1.06%) SoapUI
12 32 (1.02%) Cucumber
13 31 (0.99%) Bitbucket
14 30 (0.96%) webpack
15 29 (0.93%) HP UFT
15 29 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
16 28 (0.90%) Cypress.io
17 24 (0.77%) LoadRunner
General
1 772 (24.72%) Finance
2 128 (4.10%) Banking
3 120 (3.84%) Front Office
4 117 (3.75%) Games
5 105 (3.36%) Marketing
6 101 (3.23%) Retail
7 85 (2.72%) Telecoms
8 70 (2.24%) Manufacturing
9 63 (2.02%) Law
10 58 (1.86%) Investment Banking
11 57 (1.83%) Electronics
12 52 (1.67%) Legal
13 37 (1.18%) Advertising
14 30 (0.96%) Back Office
14 30 (0.96%) Military
15 28 (0.90%) Public Sector
16 26 (0.83%) German Language
17 25 (0.80%) French Language
18 24 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
19 23 (0.74%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,171 (37.50%) Developer
2 389 (12.46%) Software Engineer
3 286 (9.16%) Analyst
4 257 (8.23%) Junior
5 241 (7.72%) Graduate
6 233 (7.46%) Java Developer
7 210 (6.72%) Software Developer
8 189 (6.05%) Junior Developer
9 179 (5.73%) C# Developer
10 161 (5.16%) Senior Developer
11 134 (4.29%) .NET Developer
12 133 (4.26%) Graduate Developer
13 131 (4.19%) Architect
14 121 (3.87%) Python Developer
15 89 (2.85%) DevOps Engineer
16 81 (2.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 78 (2.50%) C# Software Engineer
18 77 (2.47%) Data Scientist
18 77 (2.47%) Full Stack Developer
19 76 (2.43%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 592 (18.96%) .NET
2 430 (13.77%) HTML
3 400 (12.81%) CSS
4 336 (10.76%) AngularJS
5 319 (10.21%) React
6 230 (7.36%) Node.js
7 196 (6.28%) Web Services
8 165 (5.28%) HTML5
9 161 (5.16%) REST
10 150 (4.80%) ASP.NET
11 139 (4.45%) Kafka
12 129 (4.13%) .NET Core
12 129 (4.13%) Vue.js
13 128 (4.10%) jQuery
13 128 (4.10%) Spring
13 128 (4.10%) XML
14 114 (3.65%) .NET Framework
15 95 (3.04%) RESTful
16 84 (2.69%) JSON
17 80 (2.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 429 (13.74%) Analytical Skills
2 353 (11.30%) Algorithms
3 208 (6.66%) User Experience
4 197 (6.31%) Management Information System
5 192 (6.15%) Data Structures
6 170 (5.44%) Greenfield Project
7 153 (4.90%) Hedge funds
8 150 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
9 103 (3.30%) Mobile App
10 96 (3.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 85 (2.72%) Derivative
12 76 (2.43%) Virtual Team
13 73 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
14 67 (2.15%) Data Centre
15 60 (1.92%) Equities
16 58 (1.86%) Cloud Native
16 58 (1.86%) Fixed Income
17 54 (1.73%) Public Cloud
18 39 (1.25%) Analytical Mindset
19 35 (1.12%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 372 (11.91%) Linux
2 345 (11.05%) Windows
3 103 (3.30%) Unix
4 96 (3.07%) Windows Server
5 93 (2.98%) Android
6 76 (2.43%) Apple iOS
7 43 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (1.18%) Windows Server 2016
9 20 (0.64%) Windows 10
10 18 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (0.54%) CentOS
11 17 (0.54%) Mac OS X
12 16 (0.51%) Ubuntu
12 16 (0.51%) Windows 7
13 14 (0.45%) VMS
14 12 (0.38%) Debian
15 11 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
16 6 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
16 6 (0.19%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 997 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
2 882 (28.24%) Software Engineering
3 705 (22.57%) Mathematics
4 552 (17.68%) Problem-Solving
5 410 (13.13%) DevOps
6 397 (12.71%) Analytics
7 389 (12.46%) OO
8 330 (10.57%) Test Automation
9 294 (9.41%) Machine Learning
10 287 (9.19%) Scrum
11 261 (8.36%) Physics
12 247 (7.91%) TDD
13 245 (7.85%) Fintech
14 241 (7.72%) Data Science
15 233 (7.46%) Artificial Intelligence
16 227 (7.27%) Microservices
17 218 (6.98%) SDLC
18 210 (6.72%) Statistics
19 203 (6.50%) Project Management
20 182 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 950 (30.42%) SQL
2 893 (28.59%) Java
3 891 (28.53%) Python
4 844 (27.03%) C#
5 691 (22.13%) JavaScript
6 504 (16.14%) C++
7 212 (6.79%) C
8 172 (5.51%) PHP
9 134 (4.29%) PowerShell
9 134 (4.29%) R
10 131 (4.19%) TypeScript
11 126 (4.03%) Scala
12 90 (2.88%) T-SQL
13 77 (2.47%) Bash Shell
14 65 (2.08%) Go
14 65 (2.08%) MATLAB
15 64 (2.05%) Shell Script
16 63 (2.02%) Java 8
17 58 (1.86%) Ruby
18 54 (1.73%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 2,408 (77.11%) Degree
2 1,507 (48.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 181 (5.80%) Master's Degree
4 132 (4.23%) PhD
5 95 (3.04%) Security Cleared
6 73 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
7 53 (1.70%) CISSP
7 53 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 52 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
9 49 (1.57%) AWS Certification
10 44 (1.41%) SC Cleared
11 39 (1.25%) ISTQB
12 36 (1.15%) CCNA
13 34 (1.09%) CCNP
14 30 (0.96%) DV Cleared
15 29 (0.93%) CISM
16 23 (0.74%) CISA
17 21 (0.67%) MCP
18 20 (0.64%) ISEB
19 19 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (6.21%) QA
2 54 (1.73%) SLA
3 48 (1.54%) GDPR
4 32 (1.02%) Data Quality
5 27 (0.86%) PMO
6 17 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.48%) NIST
8 14 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.26%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.22%) GxP
10 7 (0.22%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.16%) COBIT
11 5 (0.16%) UCITS
12 4 (0.13%) BS25999
13 3 (0.096%) Actionable Recommendations
13 3 (0.096%) MiFID
14 2 (0.064%) Basel II
14 2 (0.064%) Def Stans
14 2 (0.064%) GAMP
14 2 (0.064%) MISRA C
System Software
1 290 (9.29%) Docker
2 112 (3.59%) Active Directory
3 76 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 62 (1.99%) Hyper-V
5 31 (0.99%) Firmware
6 23 (0.74%) HDFS
7 11 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.35%) XenApp
8 9 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 9 (0.29%) VMware NSX
9 8 (0.26%) KVM
9 8 (0.26%) VirtualBox
9 8 (0.26%) vSphere
10 7 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.16%) LXC
12 4 (0.13%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.096%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.096%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.096%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.096%) Xen
Systems Management
1 190 (6.08%) Kubernetes
2 109 (3.49%) Ansible
3 85 (2.72%) Terraform
4 77 (2.47%) Puppet
5 55 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (0.96%) SCCM
7 18 (0.58%) Kibana
8 13 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (0.42%) SCOM
8 13 (0.42%) SCVMM
9 12 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (0.32%) WSUS
11 9 (0.29%) Grafana
11 9 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
11 9 (0.29%) vCenter Server
12 7 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
12 7 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
13 6 (0.19%) Cisco Prime
14 5 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.16%) Nessus
Vendors
1 380 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 133 (4.26%) Oracle
3 111 (3.55%) Google
4 99 (3.17%) Tableau
5 89 (2.85%) VMware
6 78 (2.50%) Cisco
7 68 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
8 38 (1.22%) SAP
9 37 (1.18%) ServiceNow
10 30 (0.96%) Citrix
11 28 (0.90%) IBM
12 25 (0.80%) HP
13 24 (0.77%) Atlassian
14 21 (0.67%) Juniper
15 19 (0.61%) Talend
16 17 (0.54%) Adobe
16 17 (0.54%) Red Hat
17 16 (0.51%) Splunk
18 15 (0.48%) CheckPoint
18 15 (0.48%) F5