Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK > England
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 39 30
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9 +21
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 9,650 9,596 12,173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.98% 5.97% 6.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.84% 13.97% 14.69%
Number of salaries quoted 7,612 7,886 10,513
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -

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 69,702 68,678 82,869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.22% 42.72% 43.92%
Number of salaries quoted 54,490 55,590 68,057
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,815 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.37% -0.37% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +6.52%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 0 4,800 £57,500 -4.17% 780
South East +2 2,000 £42,500 +6.25% 284
East of England -1 1,083 £50,000 +25.00% 203
Midlands +16 662 £40,000 +14.29% 104
North of England -25 654 £40,000 +6.67% 164
West Midlands +32 469 £37,500 +19.05% 62
South West -4 463 £42,500 +6.25% 125
North West -23 436 £40,500 +5.19% 111
East Midlands -29 193 £45,000 +28.57% 42
Yorkshire -32 173 £37,500 -6.25% 39
North East -34 45 £35,000 +40.00% 14
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 7,402 (76.70%) Degree
2 4,065 (42.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 3,384 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
4 3,091 (32.03%) Java
5 2,752 (28.52%) SQL
6 2,670 (27.67%) Software Engineering
7 2,438 (25.26%) Finance
8 2,333 (24.18%) Mathematics
9 2,305 (23.89%) C#
10 2,304 (23.88%) JavaScript
11 2,206 (22.86%) Python
12 1,818 (18.84%) Problem-Solving
13 1,773 (18.37%) C++
14 1,693 (17.54%) .NET
15 1,653 (17.13%) Linux
16 1,619 (16.78%) HTML
17 1,438 (14.90%) SQL Server
18 1,387 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
19 1,320 (13.68%) CSS
20 1,318 (13.66%) OO
21 1,262 (13.08%) Windows
22 1,182 (12.25%) Microsoft
23 1,147 (11.89%) AngularJS
24 1,123 (11.64%) Amazon AWS
25 1,109 (11.49%) TDD
26 997 (10.33%) Machine Learning
27 979 (10.15%) Physics
28 973 (10.08%) Scrum
29 955 (9.90%) Analytics
30 929 (9.63%) Banking

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
1 354 (3.67%) Apache Spark
2 308 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
3 235 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 223 (2.31%) Apache
5 148 (1.53%) SharePoint
6 144 (1.49%) JBoss
7 143 (1.48%) CMS
8 140 (1.45%) IIS
9 116 (1.20%) SAS
10 103 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 100 (1.04%) WebSphere
12 98 (1.02%) MS Exchange
13 92 (0.95%) Apache Solr
13 92 (0.95%) Confluence
14 72 (0.75%) OpenStack
15 68 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
15 68 (0.70%) nginx
16 63 (0.65%) WebLogic
17 51 (0.53%) Apache Pig
18 41 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 276 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 273 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 82 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 81 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 37 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 21 (0.22%) SPSS
9 15 (0.16%) Chatbot
9 15 (0.16%) GNU Octave
10 12 (0.12%) Acrobat
10 12 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 11 (0.11%) Weka
12 10 (0.10%) Simulink
13 9 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
14 8 (0.083%) Mathematica
14 8 (0.083%) Maya
14 8 (0.083%) Stata
15 7 (0.073%) InVision
16 5 (0.052%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 44 (0.46%) Distributed Ledger
2 37 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 33 (0.34%) NetSuite
4 29 (0.30%) thinkFolio
5 24 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 21 (0.22%) Magento
7 14 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 14 (0.15%) Relativity
8 12 (0.12%) Ringtail
9 11 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 11 (0.11%) Veritas eDiscovery
10 7 (0.073%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.073%) SAP BPC
10 7 (0.073%) SAP Hybris
11 6 (0.062%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.052%) Adobe Campaign
12 5 (0.052%) Eloqua
13 4 (0.041%) Oracle Payables
13 4 (0.041%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 4 (0.041%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1,123 (11.64%) Amazon AWS
2 738 (7.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 275 (2.85%) SaaS
4 180 (1.87%) GitHub
5 159 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
6 126 (1.31%) PaaS
7 120 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 116 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
9 111 (1.15%) Office 365
10 86 (0.89%) Amazon S3
11 68 (0.70%) IaaS
12 43 (0.45%) npm
12 43 (0.45%) Serverless
13 41 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 40 (0.41%) Force.com
15 35 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
16 32 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 30 (0.31%) Google Analytics
18 29 (0.30%) CloudFront
19 22 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 379 (3.93%) Firewall
2 301 (3.12%) TCP/IP
3 276 (2.86%) Internet
4 187 (1.94%) HTTP
5 182 (1.89%) DNS
6 162 (1.68%) Network Security
7 156 (1.62%) WAN
8 131 (1.36%) LAN
9 121 (1.25%) DHCP
9 121 (1.25%) Wireless
10 96 (0.99%) VPN
11 79 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
12 71 (0.74%) OSPF
13 59 (0.61%) SSL
14 56 (0.58%) SAN
15 54 (0.56%) WebEx
16 51 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
17 50 (0.52%) BGP
18 48 (0.50%) SMTP
19 46 (0.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,438 (14.90%) SQL Server
2 830 (8.60%) Big Data
3 647 (6.70%) Relational Database
4 576 (5.97%) NoSQL
5 574 (5.95%) MySQL
6 541 (5.61%) MongoDB
7 356 (3.69%) Hadoop
8 255 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
9 230 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
10 193 (2.00%) RDBMS
11 180 (1.87%) Blockchain
12 161 (1.67%) Oracle Database
13 151 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 140 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 137 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
16 132 (1.37%) Apache Hive
17 126 (1.31%) Data Mining
18 113 (1.17%) Power BI
19 89 (0.92%) Redis
20 88 (0.91%) DB2
Development Applications
1 763 (7.91%) Git (software)
2 462 (4.79%) Jenkins
3 387 (4.01%) JIRA
4 306 (3.17%) Visual Studio
5 295 (3.06%) Selenium
6 255 (2.64%) Maven
7 235 (2.44%) Subversion
8 204 (2.11%) JUnit
9 153 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 151 (1.56%) NUnit
11 143 (1.48%) Eclipse
12 134 (1.39%) Cucumber
13 123 (1.27%) Gradle
13 123 (1.27%) TeamCity
14 88 (0.91%) MSTest
15 78 (0.81%) gulp
16 77 (0.80%) Ant
17 67 (0.69%) Moq
18 61 (0.63%) Bitbucket
19 60 (0.62%) Grunt
General
1 2,438 (25.26%) Finance
2 929 (9.63%) Banking
3 449 (4.65%) Investment Banking
4 373 (3.87%) Games
5 363 (3.76%) Retail
6 358 (3.71%) Marketing
7 352 (3.65%) Electronics
8 341 (3.53%) Financial Institution
9 325 (3.37%) Front Office
10 281 (2.91%) Telecoms
11 196 (2.03%) Advertising
12 167 (1.73%) Legal
13 166 (1.72%) Manufacturing
14 134 (1.39%) Law
15 107 (1.11%) Automotive
16 97 (1.01%) German Language
17 89 (0.92%) French Language
18 79 (0.82%) Publishing
19 73 (0.76%) Retail Banking
20 56 (0.58%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4,065 (42.12%) Developer
2 1,187 (12.30%) Software Engineer
3 1,155 (11.97%) Graduate
4 1,042 (10.80%) Java Developer
5 819 (8.49%) Software Developer
6 817 (8.47%) Analyst
7 757 (7.84%) Senior Developer
8 708 (7.34%) Junior
9 664 (6.88%) C# Developer
10 621 (6.44%) Graduate Developer
11 576 (5.97%) .NET Developer
12 451 (4.67%) Junior Developer
13 420 (4.35%) Architect
14 393 (4.07%) Consultant
15 385 (3.99%) C++ Software Engineer
16 304 (3.15%) Data Scientist
17 302 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
18 251 (2.60%) Senior Java Developer
19 244 (2.53%) JavaScript Developer
20 242 (2.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,693 (17.54%) .NET
2 1,619 (16.78%) HTML
3 1,320 (13.68%) CSS
4 1,147 (11.89%) AngularJS
5 868 (8.99%) Web Services
6 830 (8.60%) ASP.NET
7 671 (6.95%) jQuery
8 633 (6.56%) HTML5
9 601 (6.23%) Spring
10 570 (5.91%) RESTful
10 570 (5.91%) XML
11 565 (5.85%) React
12 512 (5.31%) REST
13 445 (4.61%) Node.js
14 364 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
15 356 (3.69%) JSON
16 335 (3.47%) .NET Framework
17 321 (3.33%) CSS3
18 307 (3.18%) ASP.NET Web API
19 303 (3.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1,387 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
2 888 (9.20%) Algorithms
3 666 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
4 522 (5.41%) User Experience
5 482 (4.99%) Greenfield Project
6 480 (4.97%) Fintech
7 459 (4.76%) Data Structures
8 456 (4.73%) Management Information System
9 337 (3.49%) Hedge funds
10 328 (3.40%) Mobile App
11 306 (3.17%) Data Centre
12 236 (2.45%) Cyberthreat
13 210 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
14 167 (1.73%) Fixed Income
15 155 (1.61%) Equities
16 135 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 124 (1.28%) Derivative
18 95 (0.98%) Client/Server
19 90 (0.93%) Life Science
20 88 (0.91%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,653 (17.13%) Linux
2 1,262 (13.08%) Windows
3 558 (5.78%) Unix
4 295 (3.06%) Android
5 246 (2.55%) Windows Server
6 186 (1.93%) Apple iOS
7 93 (0.96%) Windows 10
8 84 (0.87%) Windows 7
9 73 (0.76%) CentOS
10 68 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 64 (0.66%) Mac OS X
12 60 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
13 59 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 51 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
15 45 (0.47%) Mac OS
16 44 (0.46%) Solaris
17 32 (0.33%) Debian
18 27 (0.28%) Ubuntu
19 22 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
20 21 (0.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,384 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
2 2,670 (27.67%) Software Engineering
3 2,333 (24.18%) Mathematics
4 1,818 (18.84%) Problem-Solving
5 1,318 (13.66%) OO
6 1,109 (11.49%) TDD
7 997 (10.33%) Machine Learning
8 979 (10.15%) Physics
9 973 (10.08%) Scrum
10 955 (9.90%) Analytics
11 928 (9.62%) MVC
12 838 (8.68%) SDLC
13 823 (8.53%) Test Automation
14 791 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
15 750 (7.77%) Data Science
16 740 (7.67%) DevOps
17 725 (7.51%) Web Development
18 582 (6.03%) Project Management
19 523 (5.42%) Mentoring
20 520 (5.39%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3,091 (32.03%) Java
2 2,752 (28.52%) SQL
3 2,305 (23.89%) C#
4 2,304 (23.88%) JavaScript
5 2,206 (22.86%) Python
6 1,773 (18.37%) C++
7 872 (9.04%) C
8 564 (5.84%) PHP
9 368 (3.81%) Scala
10 355 (3.68%) Ruby
11 337 (3.49%) R
12 282 (2.92%) Java 8
13 276 (2.86%) Perl
14 239 (2.48%) PowerShell
15 234 (2.42%) T-SQL
16 228 (2.36%) MATLAB
17 214 (2.22%) Bash Shell
18 175 (1.81%) Shell Script
19 149 (1.54%) Go
20 145 (1.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7,402 (76.70%) Degree
2 4,065 (42.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 630 (6.53%) PhD
4 528 (5.47%) Master's Degree
5 262 (2.72%) Numerate Degree
6 246 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 197 (2.04%) Security Cleared
8 195 (2.02%) CISSP
9 156 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
10 137 (1.42%) MCSE
11 118 (1.22%) CISM
12 103 (1.07%) MCP
13 94 (0.97%) CISA
14 91 (0.94%) CCNP
15 89 (0.92%) CCNA
16 78 (0.81%) ISTQB
17 76 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
18 75 (0.78%) DV Cleared
19 73 (0.76%) SC Cleared
20 65 (0.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 649 (6.73%) QA
2 139 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 118 (1.22%) SLA
4 89 (0.92%) GDPR
5 71 (0.74%) PCI DSS
6 50 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 46 (0.48%) GCP
8 45 (0.47%) PMO
9 25 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 24 (0.25%) COBIT
11 20 (0.21%) ISO 9001
12 19 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
13 17 (0.18%) MiFID
14 16 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
14 16 (0.17%) MISRA
15 13 (0.13%) GPG13
16 11 (0.11%) HIPAA
17 9 (0.093%) SEPA
17 9 (0.093%) Web Application Security Consortium
18 7 (0.073%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 483 (5.01%) Docker
2 277 (2.87%) Active Directory
3 202 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 103 (1.07%) Firmware
5 98 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
6 93 (0.96%) Hyper-V
7 64 (0.66%) XenApp
8 59 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
9 50 (0.52%) HDFS
10 42 (0.44%) vSphere
11 32 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
12 31 (0.32%) XenDesktop
13 27 (0.28%) Apache Flume
14 23 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 14 (0.15%) Ceph
16 12 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
16 12 (0.12%) Xen
16 12 (0.12%) XenServer
17 11 (0.11%) KVM
17 11 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 198 (2.05%) Ansible
2 174 (1.80%) Kubernetes
3 173 (1.79%) Puppet
4 160 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
5 84 (0.87%) Terraform
6 74 (0.77%) Kibana
7 52 (0.54%) SCCM
7 52 (0.54%) SCVMM
8 49 (0.51%) Nagios
9 37 (0.38%) Salt
10 35 (0.36%) logstash
11 34 (0.35%) vCenter Server
12 31 (0.32%) Nessus
13 30 (0.31%) vMotion
14 28 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
15 25 (0.26%) QRadar
16 24 (0.25%) CSIRT
17 23 (0.24%) Mesos
18 20 (0.21%) AirWatch
19 19 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1,182 (12.25%) Microsoft
2 870 (9.02%) Oracle
3 368 (3.81%) Google
4 289 (2.99%) VMware
5 219 (2.27%) Cisco
6 182 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
7 179 (1.85%) Tableau
8 173 (1.79%) Citrix
9 133 (1.38%) SAP
10 126 (1.31%) HP
11 116 (1.20%) IBM
12 91 (0.94%) Red Hat
13 89 (0.92%) Sybase
14 80 (0.83%) Xamarin
15 79 (0.82%) Bloomberg
16 72 (0.75%) Splunk
17 67 (0.69%) CheckPoint
17 67 (0.69%) Twitter
18 64 (0.66%) Atlassian
19 62 (0.64%) Dell