Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK > England
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 52 42 35
Rank change year-on-year -10 -7 0
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 3,226 6,031 8,443
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.75% 5.35% 6.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.12% 5.81% 6.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,784 4,941 6,663
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +7.84% +2.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

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 62,951 103,813 128,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.72% 92.04% 92.36%
Number of salaries quoted 49,994 83,927 103,492
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -9 1,571 £70,000 +7.69% 492
South East -3 664 £52,500 +16.67% 189
North of England +4 319 £45,000 -5.26% 124
South West +4 253 £45,000 - 58
East of England +6 196 £55,000 +12.24% 94
Midlands -33 181 £42,500 -5.56% 93
North West -16 172 £47,500 -5.00% 60
Yorkshire +73 136 £45,000 +80.00% 38
West Midlands -29 134 £42,500 -5.56% 63
East Midlands -4 47 £50,000 +11.11% 29
North East -13 11 £42,500 +6.25% 26
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 2,424 (75.14%) Degree
2 1,364 (42.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 1,102 (34.16%) Python
4 997 (30.91%) Software Engineering
5 974 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
6 971 (30.10%) SQL
7 841 (26.07%) JavaScript
8 825 (25.57%) Java
9 786 (24.36%) Finance
10 699 (21.67%) C#
11 688 (21.33%) Problem-Solving
12 639 (19.81%) Mathematics
13 546 (16.92%) AWS
14 515 (15.96%) Linux
15 512 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
16 484 (15.00%) DevOps
17 476 (14.76%) .NET
18 472 (14.63%) React
19 457 (14.17%) Azure
20 454 (14.07%) Git (software)
21 440 (13.64%) Microsoft
22 427 (13.24%) Docker
23 420 (13.02%) HTML
24 409 (12.68%) C++
25 406 (12.59%) CSS
26 377 (11.69%) Machine Learning
27 366 (11.35%) Kubernetes
28 349 (10.82%) Test Automation
29 336 (10.42%) SQL Server
30 325 (10.07%) 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 90 (2.79%) Apache Spark
2 68 (2.11%) Confluence
3 64 (1.98%) CMS
4 57 (1.77%) SharePoint
5 50 (1.55%) Apache
5 50 (1.55%) SAS
6 44 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
7 28 (0.87%) Tomcat
8 27 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 21 (0.65%) IIS
10 18 (0.56%) nginx
11 13 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
11 13 (0.40%) Tornado
12 11 (0.34%) MS Exchange
13 10 (0.31%) Apache Pig
13 10 (0.31%) Luigi
14 9 (0.28%) Umbraco
15 8 (0.25%) Jupyter
16 7 (0.22%) ejabberd
17 6 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 79 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (0.81%) Simulink
4 22 (0.68%) Stateflow
5 18 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.37%) Figma
6 12 (0.37%) InVision
7 10 (0.31%) SPSS
8 9 (0.28%) MS Visio
8 9 (0.28%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
11 4 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.093%) Adobe XD
12 3 (0.093%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.093%) Maya
12 3 (0.093%) Revit
13 2 (0.062%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.062%) GIMP
13 2 (0.062%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 28 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.25%) Magento
3 7 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.22%) Shopify
4 6 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.19%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.19%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.12%) MoSes
6 3 (0.093%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.062%) Endur
7 2 (0.062%) Findur
7 2 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.062%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.062%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.062%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.062%) StreamServe
7 2 (0.062%) SystmOne
8 1 (0.031%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 546 (16.92%) AWS
2 457 (14.17%) Azure
3 186 (5.77%) GCP
4 185 (5.73%) SaaS
5 130 (4.03%) GitHub
6 114 (3.53%) Power Platform
7 80 (2.48%) Serverless
8 71 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
9 67 (2.08%) PaaS
10 61 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
11 57 (1.77%) Amazon S3
12 47 (1.46%) Microsoft 365
13 42 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
14 40 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
15 34 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
16 30 (0.93%) IaaS
17 29 (0.90%) npm
18 26 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
19 21 (0.65%) Google Play
20 20 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 148 (4.59%) Firewall
2 93 (2.88%) Internet
3 89 (2.76%) TCP/IP
4 69 (2.14%) HTTP
5 64 (1.98%) Wireless
6 53 (1.64%) LAN
7 52 (1.61%) DNS
8 48 (1.49%) Ethernet
9 45 (1.39%) WAN
10 43 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
11 41 (1.27%) Network Security
12 40 (1.24%) MQTT
13 37 (1.15%) VoIP
13 37 (1.15%) VPN
14 36 (1.12%) HTTPS
15 33 (1.02%) Wireshark
16 32 (0.99%) SSL
17 25 (0.77%) Broadband
17 25 (0.77%) NAS
18 24 (0.74%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 336 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 259 (8.03%) NoSQL
3 222 (6.88%) Relational Database
4 200 (6.20%) PostgreSQL
5 192 (5.95%) MySQL
6 169 (5.24%) Big Data
7 140 (4.34%) MongoDB
8 105 (3.25%) Hadoop
9 98 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
10 88 (2.73%) Power BI
11 86 (2.67%) Tableau
12 69 (2.14%) Data Mining
13 63 (1.95%) RDBMS
14 57 (1.77%) Data Lake
15 52 (1.61%) Redis
16 47 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 45 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
18 43 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
19 37 (1.15%) Apache Hive
20 36 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 454 (14.07%) Git (software)
2 171 (5.30%) Jenkins
3 168 (5.21%) JIRA
4 134 (4.15%) Selenium
5 70 (2.17%) Maven
5 70 (2.17%) Visual Studio
6 52 (1.61%) Subversion
7 47 (1.46%) webpack
8 45 (1.39%) GitLab
9 41 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 38 (1.18%) Gradle
11 33 (1.02%) Artifactory
11 33 (1.02%) Mocha
12 32 (0.99%) JUnit
13 30 (0.93%) Mockito
13 30 (0.93%) SonarQube
14 29 (0.90%) Cucumber
14 29 (0.90%) TeamCity
15 24 (0.74%) Cypress.io
15 24 (0.74%) NUnit
General
1 786 (24.36%) Finance
2 199 (6.17%) Marketing
3 187 (5.80%) Telecoms
4 162 (5.02%) Electronics
5 149 (4.62%) Banking
6 143 (4.43%) Manufacturing
7 140 (4.34%) Games
8 104 (3.22%) Public Sector
9 94 (2.91%) Retail
10 85 (2.63%) Front Office
11 68 (2.11%) Law
12 37 (1.15%) Automotive
12 37 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
13 31 (0.96%) Advertising
14 30 (0.93%) Aerospace
15 28 (0.87%) Investment Banking
16 23 (0.71%) German Language
17 22 (0.68%) Back Office
18 18 (0.56%) Publishing
19 17 (0.53%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,308 (40.55%) Developer
2 450 (13.95%) Software Engineer
3 264 (8.18%) Software Developer
4 239 (7.41%) Senior Developer
5 213 (6.60%) Junior
6 210 (6.51%) Analyst
7 195 (6.04%) Graduate
8 166 (5.15%) Java Developer
9 137 (4.25%) Full Stack Developer
9 137 (4.25%) Python Developer
10 129 (4.00%) Architect
11 128 (3.97%) .NET Developer
12 126 (3.91%) Junior Developer
13 123 (3.81%) C# Developer
14 116 (3.60%) Senior Software Engineer
15 113 (3.50%) Python Engineer
16 108 (3.35%) Data Scientist
17 101 (3.13%) Data Engineer
18 97 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
19 94 (2.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 476 (14.76%) .NET
2 472 (14.63%) React
3 420 (13.02%) HTML
4 406 (12.59%) CSS
5 286 (8.87%) AngularJS
6 247 (7.66%) Node.js
7 198 (6.14%) REST
8 186 (5.77%) Web Services
9 167 (5.18%) Vue.js
10 164 (5.08%) .NET Core
11 134 (4.15%) RESTful
11 134 (4.15%) Spring
12 131 (4.06%) HTML5
13 114 (3.53%) jQuery
14 103 (3.19%) .NET Framework
15 101 (3.13%) XML
16 91 (2.82%) JSON
17 84 (2.60%) ASP.NET
17 84 (2.60%) Kafka
18 74 (2.29%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 512 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
2 308 (9.55%) Algorithms
3 201 (6.23%) User Experience
4 200 (6.20%) Management Information System
5 190 (5.89%) Data Structures
6 122 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
7 117 (3.63%) Greenfield Project
8 116 (3.60%) Mobile App
9 100 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
10 98 (3.04%) Hedge funds
11 92 (2.85%) Data Centre
12 66 (2.05%) Public Cloud
13 61 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 59 (1.83%) Virtual Team
15 51 (1.58%) Life Science
16 43 (1.33%) Cloud Native
16 43 (1.33%) Robotics
17 40 (1.24%) N-Tier
18 38 (1.18%) Fixed Income
19 36 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 515 (15.96%) Linux
2 258 (8.00%) Windows
3 100 (3.10%) Unix
4 90 (2.79%) Android
5 83 (2.57%) Apple iOS
6 53 (1.64%) Windows Server
7 24 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
8 21 (0.65%) CentOS
9 20 (0.62%) Ubuntu
10 18 (0.56%) Windows 10
11 12 (0.37%) Debian
12 10 (0.31%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
14 6 (0.19%) Kali Linux
15 5 (0.15%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
17 2 (0.062%) AIX
17 2 (0.062%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 997 (30.91%) Software Engineering
2 974 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
3 688 (21.33%) Problem-Solving
4 639 (19.81%) Mathematics
5 484 (15.00%) DevOps
6 377 (11.69%) Machine Learning
7 349 (10.82%) Test Automation
8 325 (10.07%) Analytics
9 321 (9.95%) Physics
10 314 (9.73%) Data Science
11 306 (9.49%) Microservices
12 288 (8.93%) OO
13 273 (8.46%) Fintech
14 265 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
15 251 (7.78%) TDD
16 250 (7.75%) Scrum
17 222 (6.88%) Artificial Intelligence
17 222 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
18 219 (6.79%) Mentoring
19 194 (6.01%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,102 (34.16%) Python
2 971 (30.10%) SQL
3 841 (26.07%) JavaScript
4 825 (25.57%) Java
5 699 (21.67%) C#
6 409 (12.68%) C++
7 258 (8.00%) TypeScript
8 196 (6.08%) C
9 147 (4.56%) PHP
10 143 (4.43%) Go
11 124 (3.84%) R
12 93 (2.88%) Bash Shell
13 83 (2.57%) Scala
14 74 (2.29%) Ruby
15 65 (2.01%) PowerShell
16 64 (1.98%) ES6
16 64 (1.98%) Java 8
17 62 (1.92%) Perl
17 62 (1.92%) T-SQL
18 60 (1.86%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 2,424 (75.14%) Degree
2 1,364 (42.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 246 (7.63%) Master's Degree
4 155 (4.80%) PhD
5 120 (3.72%) Security Cleared
6 78 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
7 75 (2.32%) SC Cleared
8 73 (2.26%) Numerate Degree
9 56 (1.74%) CISSP
10 52 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
11 49 (1.52%) ISTQB
12 38 (1.18%) CCNP
13 34 (1.05%) CISA
13 34 (1.05%) CISM
14 28 (0.87%) CCNA
15 25 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
16 23 (0.71%) CCIE
16 23 (0.71%) PMI Certification
17 21 (0.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 21 (0.65%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (6.57%) QA
2 40 (1.24%) GDPR
3 37 (1.15%) SLA
4 32 (0.99%) Data Quality
5 23 (0.71%) NIST
6 22 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 14 (0.43%) CDISC
9 13 (0.40%) PMO
10 11 (0.34%) MISRA
11 10 (0.31%) ISO 9001
11 10 (0.31%) MISRA C
12 9 (0.28%) COBIT
12 9 (0.28%) PCI DSS
13 7 (0.22%) HIPAA
13 7 (0.22%) Solvency II
14 6 (0.19%) DICOM
14 6 (0.19%) IEC 61508
15 5 (0.15%) ISO 26262
15 5 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 427 (13.24%) Docker
2 75 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (2.14%) Active Directory
4 39 (1.21%) Firmware
5 27 (0.84%) Hyper-V
6 17 (0.53%) KVM
6 17 (0.53%) vSphere
7 15 (0.46%) HDFS
8 8 (0.25%) Xen
9 7 (0.22%) BitLocker
9 7 (0.22%) iptables
9 7 (0.22%) Kamailio
9 7 (0.22%) Postfix
9 7 (0.22%) QEMU
9 7 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.15%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.12%) Ceph
11 4 (0.12%) LXC
12 3 (0.093%) RHEV
12 3 (0.093%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 366 (11.35%) Kubernetes
2 135 (4.18%) Terraform
3 103 (3.19%) Ansible
4 61 (1.89%) Puppet
5 41 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (0.87%) Kibana
7 27 (0.84%) Prometheus
8 24 (0.74%) Graylog
9 16 (0.50%) SCCM
10 13 (0.40%) CSIRT
11 11 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
11 11 (0.34%) WSUS
11 11 (0.34%) ZABBIX
12 9 (0.28%) Grafana
13 8 (0.25%) HAProxy
14 7 (0.22%) Galera Cluster
14 7 (0.22%) Istio
14 7 (0.22%) Nessus
14 7 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
14 7 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 440 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 176 (5.46%) Google
3 161 (4.99%) Oracle
4 152 (4.71%) SAP
5 90 (2.79%) VMware
6 78 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
7 73 (2.26%) Cisco
8 55 (1.70%) IBM
9 48 (1.49%) Databricks
10 34 (1.05%) PagerDuty
11 30 (0.93%) Juniper
12 26 (0.81%) Twitter
13 23 (0.71%) Facebook
14 22 (0.68%) Apple
15 19 (0.59%) Atlassian
15 19 (0.59%) FireEye
16 18 (0.56%) Citrix
16 18 (0.56%) F5
17 16 (0.50%) TOWER Software
18 15 (0.46%) Bloomberg