Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 35 35
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 9,027 10,645 10,685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.88% 6.46% 5.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.27% 14.39% 14.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7,134 8,260 9,337
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 68,043 73,970 76,319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 44.31% 44.89% 42.65%
Number of salaries quoted 53,003 55,939 63,328
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +1 4,657 £60,000 - 815
South East -6 1,802 £42,500 +7.59% 301
East of England -5 803 £45,000 +5.88% 244
North of England -16 635 £40,000 -5.88% 174
Midlands +6 597 £40,000 +18.52% 129
South West -6 551 £41,000 +9.33% 114
North West -12 402 £42,000 -1.18% 121
West Midlands +17 389 £39,500 +24.41% 76
Yorkshire +22 219 £39,500 -1.25% 38
East Midlands -13 206 £40,000 +23.08% 53
North East -78 13 £37,500 -5.09% 15
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 6,965 (77.16%) Degree
2 3,855 (42.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 3,000 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
4 2,997 (33.20%) Java
5 2,608 (28.89%) SQL
6 2,433 (26.95%) Finance
7 2,340 (25.92%) Mathematics
8 2,331 (25.82%) Software Engineering
9 2,241 (24.83%) C#
10 2,218 (24.57%) JavaScript
11 2,180 (24.15%) Python
12 1,827 (20.24%) Problem-Solving
13 1,559 (17.27%) .NET
14 1,462 (16.20%) HTML
15 1,456 (16.13%) C++
16 1,450 (16.06%) Linux
17 1,348 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
18 1,342 (14.87%) SQL Server
19 1,239 (13.73%) OO
20 1,220 (13.52%) CSS
21 1,191 (13.19%) Amazon AWS
22 1,045 (11.58%) Microsoft
23 1,026 (11.37%) Analytics
24 1,005 (11.13%) Physics
25 957 (10.60%) Test Automation
25 957 (10.60%) AngularJS
26 943 (10.45%) TDD
27 940 (10.41%) Windows
28 910 (10.08%) Scrum
29 868 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 340 (3.77%) Apache Spark
2 268 (2.97%) Apache
3 246 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
4 221 (2.45%) Tomcat
5 145 (1.61%) SharePoint
6 137 (1.52%) CMS
7 136 (1.51%) Confluence
8 95 (1.05%) WebSphere
9 93 (1.03%) SAS
10 81 (0.90%) MS Exchange
11 77 (0.85%) JBoss
11 77 (0.85%) nginx
12 76 (0.84%) IIS
13 72 (0.80%) Ethereum
14 67 (0.74%) WebLogic
15 66 (0.73%) OpenStack
16 51 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
17 39 (0.43%) Apache Pig
18 36 (0.40%) WordPress
19 33 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 249 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
2 194 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 66 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 58 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 34 (0.38%) Photoshop
6 32 (0.35%) SPSS
7 21 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
8 10 (0.11%) GNU Octave
9 9 (0.100%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.100%) InVision
10 7 (0.078%) Chatbot
11 6 (0.066%) Simulink
11 6 (0.066%) SOLIDWORKS
11 6 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.055%) Weka
13 4 (0.044%) Camtasia
13 4 (0.044%) Doxygen
13 4 (0.044%) Mathematica
13 4 (0.044%) Stata
Business Applications
1 74 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.47%) thinkFolio
3 39 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
4 26 (0.29%) Ripple
5 22 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
6 21 (0.23%) Magento
7 15 (0.17%) NetSuite
8 11 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
9 10 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
10 9 (0.100%) Relativity
11 8 (0.089%) Eloqua
12 7 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
12 7 (0.078%) Oracle CRM
12 7 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
12 7 (0.078%) TrackWise
12 7 (0.078%) Unica
13 6 (0.066%) HFM
13 6 (0.066%) Oracle EBS R12
13 6 (0.066%) SAP BPC
13 6 (0.066%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,191 (13.19%) Amazon AWS
2 868 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 231 (2.56%) SaaS
4 210 (2.33%) GitHub
5 208 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 147 (1.63%) Office 365
7 145 (1.61%) PaaS
8 136 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
9 92 (1.02%) Serverless
10 81 (0.90%) IaaS
11 75 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
12 70 (0.78%) Amazon S3
13 51 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
14 50 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
15 43 (0.48%) npm
16 41 (0.45%) OpenShift
17 37 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
18 32 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
19 31 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
19 31 (0.34%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 397 (4.40%) Firewall
2 234 (2.59%) TCP/IP
3 193 (2.14%) Internet
4 162 (1.79%) HTTP
5 160 (1.77%) WAN
6 146 (1.62%) LAN
7 127 (1.41%) Network Security
8 112 (1.24%) DNS
9 107 (1.19%) Wireless
10 106 (1.17%) VPN
11 105 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
12 69 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
12 69 (0.76%) SSL
13 67 (0.74%) SAN
14 65 (0.72%) WebEx
15 61 (0.68%) Ethernet
16 60 (0.66%) OSPF
17 50 (0.55%) DHCP
18 48 (0.53%) VoIP
19 46 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,342 (14.87%) SQL Server
2 779 (8.63%) Big Data
3 609 (6.75%) Relational Database
4 597 (6.61%) MySQL
5 583 (6.46%) NoSQL
6 418 (4.63%) MongoDB
7 369 (4.09%) Hadoop
8 246 (2.73%) Blockchain
9 230 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
10 197 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
11 177 (1.96%) RDBMS
12 171 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 147 (1.63%) Apache Hive
14 137 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 112 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
16 106 (1.17%) Power BI
17 104 (1.15%) Redis
18 90 (1.00%) Data Mining
18 90 (1.00%) Oracle Database
19 86 (0.95%) DB2
Development Applications
1 845 (9.36%) Git (software)
2 466 (5.16%) JIRA
3 429 (4.75%) Jenkins
4 313 (3.47%) Visual Studio
5 280 (3.10%) Subversion
6 260 (2.88%) Maven
7 231 (2.56%) Selenium
8 226 (2.50%) JUnit
9 163 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 125 (1.38%) Eclipse
11 122 (1.35%) Cucumber
12 112 (1.24%) Gradle
13 88 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
14 78 (0.86%) Ant
15 74 (0.82%) TeamCity
16 73 (0.81%) Bitbucket
17 65 (0.72%) WebDriver
18 62 (0.69%) NUnit
19 61 (0.68%) gulp
20 59 (0.65%) Mockito
General
1 2,433 (26.95%) Finance
2 842 (9.33%) Banking
3 435 (4.82%) Investment Banking
4 419 (4.64%) Games
5 360 (3.99%) Front Office
6 341 (3.78%) Marketing
7 329 (3.64%) Financial Institution
8 292 (3.23%) Electronics
9 287 (3.18%) Retail
10 250 (2.77%) Telecoms
11 163 (1.81%) Manufacturing
12 133 (1.47%) German Language
13 130 (1.44%) French Language
14 124 (1.37%) Automotive
15 115 (1.27%) Advertising
15 115 (1.27%) Legal
15 115 (1.27%) Publishing
16 114 (1.26%) Law
17 75 (0.83%) Back Office
18 68 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,718 (41.19%) Developer
2 1,236 (13.69%) Graduate
3 936 (10.37%) Software Engineer
4 919 (10.18%) Java Developer
5 784 (8.69%) Analyst
6 718 (7.95%) Software Developer
7 709 (7.85%) Graduate Developer
8 660 (7.31%) Junior
9 590 (6.54%) C# Developer
10 577 (6.39%) Senior Developer
11 494 (5.47%) .NET Developer
12 473 (5.24%) Architect
13 449 (4.97%) Junior Developer
14 419 (4.64%) Consultant
15 272 (3.01%) C# .NET Developer
16 254 (2.81%) Python Developer
17 253 (2.80%) Data Scientist
18 232 (2.57%) Graduate Software Developer
19 187 (2.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 183 (2.03%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,559 (17.27%) .NET
2 1,462 (16.20%) HTML
3 1,220 (13.52%) CSS
4 957 (10.60%) AngularJS
5 838 (9.28%) Web Services
6 648 (7.18%) ASP.NET
7 576 (6.38%) RESTful
8 569 (6.30%) React
9 548 (6.07%) HTML5
10 544 (6.03%) Spring
11 512 (5.67%) jQuery
12 445 (4.93%) Node.js
13 431 (4.77%) XML
14 404 (4.48%) REST
15 302 (3.35%) .NET Framework
16 278 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
17 263 (2.91%) CSS3
18 253 (2.80%) JSON
19 236 (2.61%) Hibernate
20 222 (2.46%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1,348 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
2 812 (9.00%) Algorithms
3 592 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
4 546 (6.05%) User Experience
5 495 (5.48%) Data Structures
6 427 (4.73%) Management Information System
7 393 (4.35%) Fintech
8 364 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
9 324 (3.59%) Hedge funds
10 278 (3.08%) Mobile App
11 241 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
12 232 (2.57%) Fixed Income
13 229 (2.54%) Cyberthreat
14 210 (2.33%) Data Centre
15 182 (2.02%) Derivative
16 158 (1.75%) Equities
17 122 (1.35%) Public Cloud
18 121 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 117 (1.30%) Virtual Team
20 95 (1.05%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1,450 (16.06%) Linux
2 940 (10.41%) Windows
3 520 (5.76%) Unix
4 241 (2.67%) Android
5 193 (2.14%) Apple iOS
6 154 (1.71%) Windows Server
7 75 (0.83%) Windows 7
8 71 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 64 (0.71%) Mac OS X
10 63 (0.70%) Windows 10
11 62 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 54 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
12 54 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
13 49 (0.54%) CentOS
14 31 (0.34%) Ubuntu
15 25 (0.28%) AIX
16 24 (0.27%) Solaris
17 22 (0.24%) Debian
18 18 (0.20%) CoreOS
19 17 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,000 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
2 2,340 (25.92%) Mathematics
3 2,331 (25.82%) Software Engineering
4 1,827 (20.24%) Problem-Solving
5 1,239 (13.73%) OO
6 1,026 (11.37%) Analytics
7 1,005 (11.13%) Physics
8 957 (10.60%) Test Automation
9 943 (10.45%) TDD
10 910 (10.08%) Scrum
11 856 (9.48%) Machine Learning
12 835 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
13 765 (8.47%) DevOps
14 708 (7.84%) SDLC
15 672 (7.44%) MVC
16 620 (6.87%) Data Science
17 609 (6.75%) Web Development
18 561 (6.21%) Project Management
19 514 (5.69%) Microservices
20 511 (5.66%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2,997 (33.20%) Java
2 2,608 (28.89%) SQL
3 2,241 (24.83%) C#
4 2,218 (24.57%) JavaScript
5 2,180 (24.15%) Python
6 1,456 (16.13%) C++
7 722 (8.00%) C
8 542 (6.00%) PHP
9 330 (3.66%) Scala
10 313 (3.47%) Ruby
11 306 (3.39%) R
12 299 (3.31%) Perl
13 256 (2.84%) Java 8
14 228 (2.53%) Bash Shell
15 225 (2.49%) T-SQL
16 213 (2.36%) PowerShell
17 195 (2.16%) Shell Script
18 193 (2.14%) TypeScript
19 179 (1.98%) Go
20 127 (1.41%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6,965 (77.16%) Degree
2 3,855 (42.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 518 (5.74%) PhD
4 481 (5.33%) Master's Degree
5 262 (2.90%) Security Cleared
6 242 (2.68%) Numerate Degree
7 176 (1.95%) CISSP
8 146 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
9 135 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 120 (1.33%) SC Cleared
11 99 (1.10%) MCSE
12 97 (1.07%) ISTQB
13 92 (1.02%) ISEB
14 85 (0.94%) CCNP
14 85 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
15 80 (0.89%) DV Cleared
16 77 (0.85%) CISM
17 72 (0.80%) PMI Certification
18 71 (0.79%) CCNA
19 61 (0.68%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 617 (6.84%) QA
2 170 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 132 (1.46%) GDPR
4 99 (1.10%) SLA
5 86 (0.95%) Data Quality
6 53 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 39 (0.43%) PMO
8 30 (0.33%) COBIT
9 26 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 20 (0.22%) GPG13
11 18 (0.20%) MISRA
12 17 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 16 (0.18%) SAS 70
14 14 (0.16%) ISO 9001
14 14 (0.16%) MiFID
15 12 (0.13%) ECSS
15 12 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 11 (0.12%) MISRA C
17 9 (0.100%) IEC 61131
18 8 (0.089%) DO-178B
System Software
1 588 (6.51%) Docker
2 281 (3.11%) Active Directory
3 186 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 70 (0.78%) Firmware
5 63 (0.70%) Hyper-V
6 51 (0.56%) HDFS
7 41 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
9 29 (0.32%) Apache Flume
10 25 (0.28%) iptables
11 24 (0.27%) Ceph
11 24 (0.27%) vSphere
12 23 (0.25%) VirtualBox
13 17 (0.19%) XenApp
14 14 (0.16%) VMware NSX
14 14 (0.16%) Xen
15 12 (0.13%) KVM
16 11 (0.12%) XenDesktop
17 9 (0.100%) Microsoft App-V
18 7 (0.078%) NFS
Systems Management
1 281 (3.11%) Kubernetes
2 257 (2.85%) Ansible
3 200 (2.22%) Puppet
4 157 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
5 117 (1.30%) Terraform
6 57 (0.63%) SCCM
7 48 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
7 48 (0.53%) Kibana
8 47 (0.52%) Salt
9 31 (0.34%) Grafana
9 31 (0.34%) Packer
10 30 (0.33%) Consul
11 29 (0.32%) Nagios
12 20 (0.22%) vCenter Server
13 19 (0.21%) Graphite
13 19 (0.21%) Prometheus
14 18 (0.20%) Oozie
14 18 (0.20%) WSUS
15 16 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
16 15 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1,045 (11.58%) Microsoft
2 657 (7.28%) Oracle
3 416 (4.61%) Google
4 264 (2.92%) VMware
5 232 (2.57%) Cisco
6 190 (2.10%) Tableau
7 171 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
8 158 (1.75%) SAP
9 139 (1.54%) IBM
10 116 (1.29%) CheckPoint
11 114 (1.26%) Red Hat
12 110 (1.22%) Citrix
13 85 (0.94%) Splunk
14 82 (0.91%) HP
15 69 (0.76%) Sybase
16 65 (0.72%) Xamarin
17 61 (0.68%) F5
17 61 (0.68%) Palo Alto
18 60 (0.66%) Adobe
18 60 (0.66%) Apple