Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 41 35
Rank change year-on-year -9 -6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 2,185 7,011 9,215
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.87% 5.57% 6.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.27% 6.04% 6.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,947 5,480 7,465
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +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 41,476 116,064 140,964
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.53% 92.23% 91.98%
Number of salaries quoted 34,455 92,384 113,050
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,600 £30,000 £29,443
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 25 October 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 25 October 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 -4 1,154 £70,000 +3.70% 382
South East -8 446 £50,000 +11.11% 128
North of England -2 240 £52,500 +16.67% 64
South West -13 129 £45,000 +5.88% 47
North West -22 117 £53,500 +12.63% 34
Yorkshire +99 115 £52,500 +16.67% 18
Midlands -31 100 £48,000 +12.94% 75
East of England -6 89 £57,500 +15.00% 69
West Midlands -32 61 £45,000 - 46
East Midlands +36 39 £52,500 +31.25% 29
North East -19 8 £40,000 -3.03% 12
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 1,681 (76.93%) Degree
2 984 (45.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 713 (32.63%) Software Engineering
4 689 (31.53%) Python
5 687 (31.44%) SQL
6 642 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
7 627 (28.70%) Java
8 546 (24.99%) Finance
9 521 (23.84%) C#
10 518 (23.71%) JavaScript
11 501 (22.93%) Mathematics
12 382 (17.48%) Azure
13 374 (17.12%) .NET
14 354 (16.20%) AWS
15 344 (15.74%) C++
16 342 (15.65%) Linux
17 339 (15.51%) Problem-Solving
18 331 (15.15%) Git (software)
19 319 (14.60%) DevOps
20 308 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
21 301 (13.78%) Microsoft
22 289 (13.23%) HTML
23 287 (13.14%) CSS
24 284 (13.00%) SQL Server
25 267 (12.22%) OO
25 267 (12.22%) React
26 260 (11.90%) Algorithms
27 251 (11.49%) AngularJS
28 241 (11.03%) Scrum
29 230 (10.53%) Analytics

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 83 (3.80%) Apache Spark
2 36 (1.65%) Apache
3 35 (1.60%) IIS
4 31 (1.42%) SharePoint
5 26 (1.19%) Confluence
6 23 (1.05%) CMS
7 21 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (0.82%) SAS
9 13 (0.59%) MS Exchange
10 11 (0.50%) Skype for Business
10 11 (0.50%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
11 10 (0.46%) Luigi
11 10 (0.46%) Tornado
12 9 (0.41%) nginx
13 5 (0.23%) NServiceBus
14 4 (0.18%) Anypoint
14 4 (0.18%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.18%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.14%) EPiServer
Applications
1 70 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.37%) Figma
5 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.18%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.14%) Maya
7 3 (0.14%) Simulink
8 2 (0.092%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.092%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.092%) GNU Octave
8 2 (0.092%) Sketch
8 2 (0.092%) SPSS
8 2 (0.092%) SPSS Modeler
8 2 (0.092%) Stateflow
9 1 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.046%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.046%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 17 (0.78%) Shopify
2 15 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.41%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.37%) SAP SD
5 5 (0.23%) Endur
5 5 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.18%) Magento
7 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.14%) Findur
7 3 (0.14%) MoSes
8 2 (0.092%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.092%) Misys Opics
8 2 (0.092%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.092%) SystmOne
9 1 (0.046%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.046%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.046%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.046%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 382 (17.48%) Azure
2 354 (16.20%) AWS
3 118 (5.40%) SaaS
4 112 (5.13%) GCP
5 87 (3.98%) Power Platform
6 51 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
7 38 (1.74%) PaaS
8 36 (1.65%) GitHub
9 35 (1.60%) IaaS
10 33 (1.51%) Office 365
11 27 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
12 26 (1.19%) Serverless
13 20 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
13 20 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
14 17 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
15 15 (0.69%) Slack
16 13 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
16 13 (0.59%) Amazon S3
16 13 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
17 12 (0.55%) BPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (4.07%) Firewall
2 54 (2.47%) TCP/IP
3 30 (1.37%) DNS
4 29 (1.33%) Network Security
5 25 (1.14%) VPN
5 25 (1.14%) Wireless
6 24 (1.10%) Internet
7 22 (1.01%) WAN
8 21 (0.96%) HTTP
8 21 (0.96%) Intrusion Detection
8 21 (0.96%) Skype
9 20 (0.92%) 5G
9 20 (0.92%) H.323
9 20 (0.92%) LAN
9 20 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
10 18 (0.82%) VoIP
11 16 (0.73%) SAN
12 15 (0.69%) Ethernet
13 13 (0.59%) 4G
14 10 (0.46%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (13.00%) SQL Server
2 225 (10.30%) NoSQL
3 163 (7.46%) Big Data
4 135 (6.18%) Relational Database
5 123 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
6 114 (5.22%) Hadoop
7 101 (4.62%) MySQL
8 85 (3.89%) MongoDB
9 80 (3.66%) Power BI
10 58 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
11 57 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
11 57 (2.61%) Tableau
12 46 (2.11%) Data Lake
13 41 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 38 (1.74%) Apache Hive
15 37 (1.69%) Data Mining
15 37 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 36 (1.65%) RDBMS
17 24 (1.10%) Redis
18 23 (1.05%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 331 (15.15%) Git (software)
2 112 (5.13%) Jenkins
3 91 (4.16%) Selenium
4 69 (3.16%) JIRA
5 50 (2.29%) Visual Studio
6 46 (2.11%) Subversion
7 32 (1.46%) JUnit
8 28 (1.28%) Maven
9 26 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 22 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
11 19 (0.87%) Eclipse
12 15 (0.69%) Cucumber
12 15 (0.69%) GitLab
12 15 (0.69%) TeamCity
13 13 (0.59%) NUnit
13 13 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
14 12 (0.55%) Mocha
14 12 (0.55%) RSpec
14 12 (0.55%) webpack
15 10 (0.46%) Bitbucket
General
1 546 (24.99%) Finance
2 99 (4.53%) Front Office
3 96 (4.39%) Banking
4 84 (3.84%) Telecoms
5 78 (3.57%) Marketing
6 73 (3.34%) Electronics
6 73 (3.34%) Manufacturing
7 67 (3.07%) Games
8 58 (2.65%) Retail
9 35 (1.60%) Public Sector
10 30 (1.37%) Law
11 25 (1.14%) Investment Banking
12 23 (1.05%) Advertising
13 21 (0.96%) Legal
14 15 (0.69%) Billing
15 14 (0.64%) French Language
15 14 (0.64%) Publishing
16 13 (0.59%) German Language
17 11 (0.50%) Back Office
18 10 (0.46%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 776 (35.51%) Developer
2 339 (15.51%) Software Engineer
3 181 (8.28%) Analyst
4 171 (7.83%) Junior
5 166 (7.60%) Graduate
6 150 (6.86%) Software Developer
7 147 (6.73%) Java Developer
8 127 (5.81%) Senior Developer
9 115 (5.26%) Architect
10 111 (5.08%) Junior Developer
11 97 (4.44%) C# Developer
12 92 (4.21%) .NET Developer
13 90 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
14 86 (3.94%) Python Developer
15 85 (3.89%) Graduate Developer
16 73 (3.34%) Java Engineer
17 71 (3.25%) Full Stack Developer
18 68 (3.11%) Data Engineer
19 61 (2.79%) Senior Software Engineer
20 60 (2.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 374 (17.12%) .NET
2 289 (13.23%) HTML
3 287 (13.14%) CSS
4 267 (12.22%) React
5 251 (11.49%) AngularJS
6 176 (8.05%) Node.js
7 129 (5.90%) REST
8 119 (5.45%) Web Services
9 114 (5.22%) Vue.js
10 105 (4.81%) .NET Core
11 98 (4.49%) ASP.NET
12 97 (4.44%) HTML5
13 91 (4.16%) Spring
14 83 (3.80%) Kafka
15 82 (3.75%) JSON
16 76 (3.48%) RESTful
17 70 (3.20%) jQuery
18 65 (2.97%) .NET Framework
19 56 (2.56%) XML
20 52 (2.38%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 308 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
2 260 (11.90%) Algorithms
3 192 (8.79%) Management Information System
4 140 (6.41%) Data Structures
5 131 (6.00%) Greenfield Project
6 124 (5.68%) Hedge funds
7 81 (3.71%) Self-Motivation
8 79 (3.62%) User Experience
9 66 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
10 56 (2.56%) Mobile App
11 47 (2.15%) Cloud Native
12 45 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 39 (1.78%) Public Cloud
14 38 (1.74%) Derivative
14 38 (1.74%) Fixed Income
15 37 (1.69%) Data Centre
16 31 (1.42%) Analytical Mindset
16 31 (1.42%) Robotics
17 30 (1.37%) Equities
17 30 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 342 (15.65%) Linux
2 226 (10.34%) Windows
3 66 (3.02%) Unix
4 55 (2.52%) Windows Server
5 45 (2.06%) Android
6 40 (1.83%) Apple iOS
7 37 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (1.37%) Windows Server 2016
9 18 (0.82%) Windows 10
10 13 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (0.55%) CentOS
11 12 (0.55%) Ubuntu
12 11 (0.50%) VMS
13 10 (0.46%) Debian
14 9 (0.41%) Windows 7
14 9 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
15 7 (0.32%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.23%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.18%) Robot Operating System
18 1 (0.046%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 713 (32.63%) Software Engineering
2 642 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
3 501 (22.93%) Mathematics
4 339 (15.51%) Problem-Solving
5 319 (14.60%) DevOps
6 267 (12.22%) OO
7 241 (11.03%) Scrum
8 230 (10.53%) Analytics
9 219 (10.02%) Microservices
10 212 (9.70%) Physics
11 204 (9.34%) TDD
12 199 (9.11%) Machine Learning
13 197 (9.02%) Test Automation
14 177 (8.10%) Project Management
15 172 (7.87%) Fintech
16 161 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
16 161 (7.37%) Continuous Integration
17 156 (7.14%) Data Science
18 143 (6.54%) Statistics
19 141 (6.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 689 (31.53%) Python
2 687 (31.44%) SQL
3 627 (28.70%) Java
4 521 (23.84%) C#
5 518 (23.71%) JavaScript
6 344 (15.74%) C++
7 152 (6.96%) C
8 90 (4.12%) R
9 88 (4.03%) TypeScript
10 83 (3.80%) PowerShell
11 75 (3.43%) Scala
12 69 (3.16%) PHP
13 63 (2.88%) T-SQL
14 57 (2.61%) Go
15 54 (2.47%) Bash Shell
16 50 (2.29%) Ruby
17 43 (1.97%) Java 8
18 42 (1.92%) MATLAB
19 37 (1.69%) Perl
19 37 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,681 (76.93%) Degree
2 984 (45.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 155 (7.09%) Master's Degree
4 100 (4.58%) PhD
5 71 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (2.75%) Security Cleared
7 58 (2.65%) CISSP
8 45 (2.06%) CISM
8 45 (2.06%) Numerate Degree
9 44 (2.01%) CCNA
9 44 (2.01%) CISA
10 40 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (1.19%) SC Cleared
12 24 (1.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 24 (1.10%) CCSP
12 24 (1.10%) DV Cleared
13 15 (0.69%) AWS Certification
13 15 (0.69%) MCP
13 15 (0.69%) MCSA
14 14 (0.64%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (5.63%) QA
2 51 (2.33%) SLA
3 45 (2.06%) GDPR
4 26 (1.19%) NIST
5 19 (0.87%) Data Quality
6 18 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (0.46%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.41%) PMO
9 9 (0.41%) Solvency II
10 7 (0.32%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.32%) MiFID
11 6 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.18%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.14%) COBIT
13 3 (0.14%) EMIR
13 3 (0.14%) ITGC
13 3 (0.14%) UCITS
14 2 (0.092%) ISO 13485
14 2 (0.092%) WCAG
System Software
1 218 (9.98%) Docker
2 64 (2.93%) Active Directory
3 56 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 22 (1.01%) Firmware
6 18 (0.82%) HDFS
7 11 (0.50%) XenApp
8 9 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 8 (0.37%) Xen
10 7 (0.32%) KVM
10 7 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.27%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.27%) Ceph
11 6 (0.27%) RHEV
12 5 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.18%) LXC
14 3 (0.14%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.14%) vSphere
15 2 (0.092%) ProxySG
15 2 (0.092%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 191 (8.74%) Kubernetes
2 87 (3.98%) Ansible
3 74 (3.39%) Terraform
4 46 (2.11%) Puppet
5 31 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (0.59%) vCenter Server
7 12 (0.55%) SCCM
8 11 (0.50%) Kibana
8 11 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
9 10 (0.46%) Prometheus
10 8 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
10 8 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
11 6 (0.27%) Proxmox
11 6 (0.27%) WSUS
12 5 (0.23%) CloudHub
12 5 (0.23%) CSIRT
12 5 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (0.18%) Grafana
13 4 (0.18%) Rundeck
14 3 (0.14%) QRadar
Vendors
1 301 (13.78%) Microsoft
2 80 (3.66%) Google
3 69 (3.16%) VMware
4 67 (3.07%) Oracle
5 65 (2.97%) SAP
6 59 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
7 41 (1.88%) Cisco
8 27 (1.24%) Databricks
8 27 (1.24%) IBM
9 17 (0.78%) Citrix
9 17 (0.78%) ServiceNow
9 17 (0.78%) Talend
10 15 (0.69%) CheckPoint
11 14 (0.64%) HP
12 13 (0.59%) Autodesk
13 11 (0.50%) Atlassian
13 11 (0.50%) Siebel
14 10 (0.46%) Sophos
15 9 (0.41%) Dell
15 9 (0.41%) Juniper