Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK > England
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 35 35
Rank change year-on-year -14 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 5,465 8,446 10,246
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.12% 6.11% 6.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 6.63% 6.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4,420 6,384 8,515
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £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 98,221 127,431 153,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.00% 92.14% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 78,494 101,263 126,121
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 8 April 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 8 April 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 -5 3,042 £65,000 - 420
South East -18 1,060 £45,000 +5.88% 160
North of England -38 390 £45,000 - 85
East of England -9 342 £47,500 +4.19% 113
Midlands -11 336 £45,000 +21.62% 74
South West -1 290 £40,000 +6.67% 84
North West -19 285 £50,000 +11.11% 47
West Midlands +16 240 £45,000 +38.46% 54
East Midlands -43 96 £47,500 +18.75% 20
Yorkshire -58 66 £32,500 -27.78% 26
North East -22 39 £35,000 -6.67% 12
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 4,085 (74.75%) Degree
2 2,547 (46.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 1,820 (33.30%) Agile Software Development
4 1,611 (29.48%) SQL
5 1,572 (28.76%) Java
6 1,532 (28.03%) C#
7 1,451 (26.55%) Software Engineering
8 1,393 (25.49%) Finance
9 1,381 (25.27%) Python
10 1,276 (23.35%) JavaScript
11 1,203 (22.01%) Mathematics
12 1,091 (19.96%) Problem-Solving
13 1,058 (19.36%) .NET
14 883 (16.16%) C++
15 878 (16.07%) AWS
16 828 (15.15%) HTML
17 790 (14.46%) CSS
18 738 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
19 678 (12.41%) Linux
20 677 (12.39%) Git (software)
21 672 (12.30%) Azure
22 656 (12.00%) Analytics
23 645 (11.80%) SQL Server
24 620 (11.34%) OO
25 608 (11.13%) Microsoft
26 601 (11.00%) AngularJS
27 572 (10.47%) Windows
28 564 (10.32%) DevOps
29 551 (10.08%) Machine Learning
30 539 (9.86%) 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
1 195 (3.57%) Apache Spark
2 101 (1.85%) IIS
3 98 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
4 82 (1.50%) Apache
4 82 (1.50%) Confluence
5 49 (0.90%) Tomcat
6 47 (0.86%) CMS
7 45 (0.82%) MS Exchange
8 38 (0.70%) SharePoint
9 34 (0.62%) SAS
10 32 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
11 24 (0.44%) WebLogic
12 22 (0.40%) JBoss
12 22 (0.40%) Jupyter
13 20 (0.37%) Luigi
14 18 (0.33%) OpenStack
15 17 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
16 15 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 15 (0.27%) WordPress
17 14 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 102 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 100 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
3 38 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.24%) Sketch
7 10 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (0.18%) SPSS
8 9 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.15%) Zeplin
10 5 (0.091%) Camtasia
10 5 (0.091%) ProjectWise
11 4 (0.073%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.073%) Notepad++
11 4 (0.073%) Simulink
12 3 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.055%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.037%) GNU Octave
13 2 (0.037%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 24 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
2 23 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
4 17 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 17 (0.31%) Shopify
5 15 (0.27%) Magento
5 15 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
5 15 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 14 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 14 (0.26%) Oracle FAH
7 13 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
7 13 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
8 12 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
9 10 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 9 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
10 9 (0.16%) HFM
10 9 (0.16%) Primavera
10 9 (0.16%) R3 Corda
11 8 (0.15%) NetSuite
11 8 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 878 (16.07%) AWS
2 672 (12.30%) Azure
3 246 (4.50%) SaaS
4 237 (4.34%) GCP
5 141 (2.58%) Power Platform
6 119 (2.18%) GitHub
7 116 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
8 112 (2.05%) Serverless
9 89 (1.63%) Office 365
10 60 (1.10%) Amazon S3
11 59 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
12 57 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
12 57 (1.04%) PaaS
13 48 (0.88%) IaaS
14 41 (0.75%) npm
15 31 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
15 31 (0.57%) Heroku
16 30 (0.55%) Force.com
17 25 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
18 22 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 200 (3.66%) Firewall
2 149 (2.73%) Internet
3 145 (2.65%) TCP/IP
4 95 (1.74%) LAN
5 90 (1.65%) DNS
6 85 (1.56%) Network Security
6 85 (1.56%) VPN
7 82 (1.50%) Wireless
8 79 (1.45%) WAN
9 65 (1.19%) BGP
9 65 (1.19%) HTTP
10 54 (0.99%) DHCP
11 53 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
11 53 (0.97%) SAN
12 49 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
13 46 (0.84%) VoIP
14 45 (0.82%) SSL
15 44 (0.81%) IPsec
16 40 (0.73%) OSPF
17 37 (0.68%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 645 (11.80%) SQL Server
2 391 (7.15%) Relational Database
3 363 (6.64%) Big Data
4 316 (5.78%) NoSQL
5 286 (5.23%) MySQL
6 239 (4.37%) PostgreSQL
7 188 (3.44%) Hadoop
8 166 (3.04%) MongoDB
9 156 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
10 138 (2.53%) RDBMS
11 135 (2.47%) Power BI
12 106 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 90 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
14 84 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 82 (1.50%) Redis
16 69 (1.26%) Data Mining
17 62 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 58 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 52 (0.95%) Oracle Database
20 50 (0.91%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 677 (12.39%) Git (software)
2 288 (5.27%) JIRA
3 284 (5.20%) Jenkins
4 230 (4.21%) Selenium
5 176 (3.22%) Visual Studio
6 120 (2.20%) Subversion
7 98 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 83 (1.52%) webpack
9 71 (1.30%) Maven
10 70 (1.28%) Eclipse
11 68 (1.24%) JUnit
12 62 (1.13%) Cucumber
13 52 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
14 47 (0.86%) SoapUI
14 47 (0.86%) WebDriver
15 45 (0.82%) GitLab
15 45 (0.82%) Gradle
15 45 (0.82%) Jasmine
16 41 (0.75%) Bitbucket
17 40 (0.73%) HP UFT
General
1 1,393 (25.49%) Finance
2 249 (4.56%) Retail
3 221 (4.04%) Banking
4 201 (3.68%) Marketing
5 193 (3.53%) Games
6 161 (2.95%) Front Office
7 135 (2.47%) Telecoms
8 121 (2.21%) Manufacturing
9 106 (1.94%) Electronics
10 95 (1.74%) Law
11 83 (1.52%) Investment Banking
12 70 (1.28%) Advertising
13 69 (1.26%) Legal
14 64 (1.17%) Public Sector
15 60 (1.10%) Financial Institution
16 51 (0.93%) Military
17 50 (0.91%) Aerospace
17 50 (0.91%) French Language
18 45 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
19 38 (0.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2,228 (40.77%) Developer
2 633 (11.58%) Software Engineer
3 515 (9.42%) Graduate
4 470 (8.60%) Analyst
5 448 (8.20%) Java Developer
6 442 (8.09%) Software Developer
7 420 (7.69%) Junior
8 408 (7.47%) C# Developer
9 376 (6.88%) Senior Developer
10 312 (5.71%) Graduate Developer
11 292 (5.34%) Junior Developer
12 265 (4.85%) .NET Developer
13 181 (3.31%) Python Developer
14 173 (3.17%) Architect
15 172 (3.15%) Consultant
16 157 (2.87%) Data Scientist
17 122 (2.23%) C# .NET Developer
17 122 (2.23%) Senior Software Engineer
18 118 (2.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 116 (2.12%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,058 (19.36%) .NET
2 828 (15.15%) HTML
3 790 (14.46%) CSS
4 601 (11.00%) AngularJS
5 480 (8.78%) React
6 399 (7.30%) Web Services
7 358 (6.55%) REST
8 342 (6.26%) HTML5
9 328 (6.00%) Node.js
10 320 (5.86%) ASP.NET
11 256 (4.68%) XML
12 252 (4.61%) Spring
13 230 (4.21%) RESTful
14 212 (3.88%) jQuery
15 202 (3.70%) CSS3
16 192 (3.51%) .NET Framework
17 181 (3.31%) Kafka
18 168 (3.07%) .NET Core
19 143 (2.62%) Vue.js
20 131 (2.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 738 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
2 521 (9.53%) Algorithms
3 399 (7.30%) User Experience
4 302 (5.53%) Data Structures
5 301 (5.51%) Self-Motivation
6 298 (5.45%) Management Information System
7 253 (4.63%) Hedge funds
8 238 (4.35%) Mobile App
9 186 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
10 161 (2.95%) Derivative
11 117 (2.14%) Fixed Income
12 116 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 115 (2.10%) Virtual Team
14 106 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
15 87 (1.59%) Data Centre
16 75 (1.37%) Equities
17 71 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
17 71 (1.30%) Reinsurance
18 62 (1.13%) Public Cloud
19 55 (1.01%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 678 (12.41%) Linux
2 572 (10.47%) Windows
3 249 (4.56%) Unix
4 194 (3.55%) Android
5 160 (2.93%) Apple iOS
6 144 (2.63%) Windows Server
7 47 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
8 34 (0.62%) CentOS
9 31 (0.57%) Ubuntu
10 30 (0.55%) Mac OS X
11 27 (0.49%) Windows 10
12 26 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
14 19 (0.35%) Kali Linux
15 18 (0.33%) Debian
16 16 (0.29%) Windows 7
17 13 (0.24%) Solaris
18 11 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 9 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,820 (33.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1,451 (26.55%) Software Engineering
3 1,203 (22.01%) Mathematics
4 1,091 (19.96%) Problem-Solving
5 656 (12.00%) Analytics
6 620 (11.34%) OO
7 564 (10.32%) DevOps
8 551 (10.08%) Machine Learning
9 539 (9.86%) Test Automation
10 511 (9.35%) Scrum
11 493 (9.02%) Data Science
11 493 (9.02%) Physics
12 434 (7.94%) Fintech
13 416 (7.61%) Artificial Intelligence
14 412 (7.54%) SDLC
15 410 (7.50%) TDD
16 388 (7.10%) Microservices
17 353 (6.46%) Continuous Integration
18 317 (5.80%) Project Management
19 316 (5.78%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,611 (29.48%) SQL
2 1,572 (28.76%) Java
3 1,532 (28.03%) C#
4 1,381 (25.27%) Python
5 1,276 (23.35%) JavaScript
6 883 (16.16%) C++
7 348 (6.37%) PHP
8 339 (6.20%) C
9 255 (4.67%) Scala
10 242 (4.43%) R
11 198 (3.62%) TypeScript
12 153 (2.80%) PowerShell
13 141 (2.58%) Go
14 136 (2.49%) Bash Shell
15 130 (2.38%) Ruby
16 122 (2.23%) T-SQL
17 121 (2.21%) Shell Script
18 112 (2.05%) ES6
19 108 (1.98%) Java 8
20 107 (1.96%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 4,085 (74.75%) Degree
2 2,547 (46.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 261 (4.78%) Master's Degree
4 235 (4.30%) PhD
5 161 (2.95%) Security Cleared
6 124 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
7 102 (1.87%) Numerate Degree
8 88 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 77 (1.41%) CISSP
10 76 (1.39%) SC Cleared
11 72 (1.32%) CCNP
11 72 (1.32%) ISTQB
12 68 (1.24%) CCNA
13 54 (0.99%) DV Cleared
14 45 (0.82%) AWS Certification
15 39 (0.71%) MBA
16 37 (0.68%) GIAC
17 35 (0.64%) ISEB
18 34 (0.62%) MCSE
19 29 (0.53%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 383 (7.01%) QA
2 57 (1.04%) SLA
3 51 (0.93%) GDPR
4 46 (0.84%) PMO
5 45 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 43 (0.79%) Data Quality
7 21 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.20%) NIST
9 10 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.16%) COBIT
11 8 (0.15%) GxP
12 7 (0.13%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.13%) MiFID
13 5 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.091%) Solvency II
14 4 (0.073%) BS25999
14 4 (0.073%) GAMP
14 4 (0.073%) IEC 61508
14 4 (0.073%) PMBOK
15 3 (0.055%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 475 (8.69%) Docker
2 174 (3.18%) Active Directory
3 129 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 87 (1.59%) Hyper-V
5 55 (1.01%) Firmware
6 29 (0.53%) VirtualBox
7 18 (0.33%) VMware NSX
8 14 (0.26%) vSphere
9 9 (0.16%) KVM
9 9 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.15%) HDFS
10 8 (0.15%) XenApp
11 7 (0.13%) NFS
12 6 (0.11%) Snort
13 5 (0.091%) Apache Flume
13 5 (0.091%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.055%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.055%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.055%) Xen
14 3 (0.055%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 307 (5.62%) Kubernetes
2 144 (2.63%) Puppet
3 135 (2.47%) Ansible
4 124 (2.27%) Terraform
5 86 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
6 40 (0.73%) SCCM
7 26 (0.48%) Salt
8 22 (0.40%) Nessus
9 20 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
10 19 (0.35%) Grafana
11 18 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
12 17 (0.31%) Cisco Prime
12 17 (0.31%) SCOM
13 16 (0.29%) SCVMM
14 14 (0.26%) Kibana
14 14 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
15 13 (0.24%) Nmap
16 12 (0.22%) WSUS
17 11 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
17 11 (0.20%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 608 (11.13%) Microsoft
2 324 (5.93%) Oracle
3 238 (4.35%) Google
4 168 (3.07%) Cisco
5 155 (2.84%) Tableau
6 141 (2.58%) VMware
7 95 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
8 66 (1.21%) ServiceNow
9 64 (1.17%) SAP
10 46 (0.84%) Citrix
11 43 (0.79%) F5
12 40 (0.73%) Palo Alto
13 39 (0.71%) Xamarin
14 38 (0.70%) Red Hat
15 34 (0.62%) HP
16 33 (0.60%) IBM
16 33 (0.60%) Juniper
17 31 (0.57%) Apple
17 31 (0.57%) Atlassian
18 29 (0.53%) Adobe