Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 36 34
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +10
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 9,449 10,329 11,575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.94% 6.23% 6.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.61% 14.00% 14.27%
Number of salaries quoted 7,374 8,102 10,089
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +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 69,449 73,757 81,124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.67% 44.51% 43.49%
Number of salaries quoted 53,952 56,655 67,260
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +2 4,839 £60,000 +3.45% 706
South East 0 1,872 £42,500 +6.25% 267
East of England -3 914 £45,000 +12.50% 227
Midlands +19 659 £40,000 +18.52% 121
North of England -27 648 £40,000 -1.23% 222
South West -7 538 £42,500 +6.25% 111
West Midlands +33 491 £40,000 +25.00% 74
North West -6 434 £41,000 -3.53% 135
Yorkshire -13 182 £40,000 - 71
East Midlands -33 167 £40,500 +24.62% 47
North East -69 31 £35,000 -12.50% 16
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 7,272 (76.96%) Degree
2 4,016 (42.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 3,161 (33.45%) Agile Software Development
4 3,071 (32.50%) Java
5 2,729 (28.88%) SQL
6 2,554 (27.03%) Software Engineering
7 2,488 (26.33%) Finance
8 2,421 (25.62%) Mathematics
9 2,338 (24.74%) JavaScript
10 2,311 (24.46%) C#
11 2,205 (23.34%) Python
12 1,967 (20.82%) Problem-Solving
13 1,659 (17.56%) C++
14 1,628 (17.23%) .NET
15 1,618 (17.12%) HTML
16 1,523 (16.12%) Linux
17 1,458 (15.43%) Analytical Skills
18 1,439 (15.23%) SQL Server
19 1,337 (14.15%) OO
20 1,319 (13.96%) CSS
21 1,137 (12.03%) Amazon AWS
22 1,114 (11.79%) Microsoft
23 1,057 (11.19%) Windows
24 1,042 (11.03%) Physics
25 1,037 (10.97%) TDD
26 1,033 (10.93%) Analytics
27 1,031 (10.91%) AngularJS
28 1,010 (10.69%) Machine Learning
29 941 (9.96%) Scrum
30 913 (9.66%) Algorithms

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
1 342 (3.62%) Apache Spark
2 255 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
3 253 (2.68%) Tomcat
4 223 (2.36%) Apache
5 176 (1.86%) SharePoint
6 173 (1.83%) CMS
7 123 (1.30%) Confluence
8 113 (1.20%) JBoss
9 107 (1.13%) SAS
10 105 (1.11%) IIS
11 104 (1.10%) WebSphere
12 70 (0.74%) nginx
13 67 (0.71%) MS Exchange
14 66 (0.70%) WebLogic
15 63 (0.67%) Ethereum
16 62 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 58 (0.61%) OpenStack
18 51 (0.54%) Apache Solr
19 47 (0.50%) Umbraco
20 40 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 265 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 262 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
3 79 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 68 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 28 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 27 (0.29%) SPSS
8 17 (0.18%) Chatbot
9 13 (0.14%) Simulink
9 13 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 12 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 12 (0.13%) GNU Octave
11 8 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.074%) FrameMaker
13 6 (0.063%) InVision
13 6 (0.063%) Mathematica
13 6 (0.063%) SOLIDWORKS
14 5 (0.053%) Acrobat
14 5 (0.053%) Camtasia
14 5 (0.053%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 57 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.51%) Distributed Ledger
3 41 (0.43%) thinkFolio
4 24 (0.25%) Magento
4 24 (0.25%) Ripple
5 20 (0.21%) NetSuite
6 15 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 14 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
7 14 (0.15%) Relativity
8 13 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
9 12 (0.13%) Ringtail
10 10 (0.11%) Veritas eDiscovery
11 9 (0.095%) Eloqua
11 9 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
12 8 (0.085%) SAP BPC
12 8 (0.085%) Unica
13 7 (0.074%) Hyperion Planning
14 6 (0.063%) R3 Corda
14 6 (0.063%) Sentinel
14 6 (0.063%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 1,137 (12.03%) Amazon AWS
2 790 (8.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 250 (2.65%) SaaS
4 206 (2.18%) GitHub
5 156 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 148 (1.57%) PaaS
7 138 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
8 130 (1.38%) Office 365
9 83 (0.88%) Amazon S3
10 75 (0.79%) IaaS
11 73 (0.77%) Serverless
12 72 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
13 51 (0.54%) npm
14 43 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
14 43 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
15 32 (0.34%) Google Analytics
16 31 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 31 (0.33%) OpenShift
17 26 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
17 26 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 400 (4.23%) Firewall
2 286 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 234 (2.48%) Internet
4 167 (1.77%) WAN
5 161 (1.70%) HTTP
6 154 (1.63%) Network Security
7 144 (1.52%) LAN
8 125 (1.32%) DNS
9 109 (1.15%) Wireless
10 98 (1.04%) VPN
11 84 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
12 81 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
13 78 (0.83%) DHCP
14 75 (0.79%) OSPF
15 73 (0.77%) SSL
15 73 (0.77%) WebEx
16 62 (0.66%) BGP
17 56 (0.59%) Ethernet
18 54 (0.57%) SAN
18 54 (0.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,439 (15.23%) SQL Server
2 804 (8.51%) Big Data
3 646 (6.84%) Relational Database
4 565 (5.98%) MySQL
5 561 (5.94%) NoSQL
6 453 (4.79%) MongoDB
7 356 (3.77%) Hadoop
8 273 (2.89%) Blockchain
9 231 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
10 226 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
11 176 (1.86%) RDBMS
12 156 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 148 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 124 (1.31%) Apache Hive
15 121 (1.28%) Power BI
16 117 (1.24%) Data Mining
17 108 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
17 108 (1.14%) Oracle Database
18 99 (1.05%) DB2
19 98 (1.04%) Redis
Development Applications
1 806 (8.53%) Git (software)
2 464 (4.91%) Jenkins
3 424 (4.49%) JIRA
4 329 (3.48%) Visual Studio
5 280 (2.96%) Subversion
6 260 (2.75%) Maven
7 257 (2.72%) Selenium
8 222 (2.35%) JUnit
9 150 (1.59%) Eclipse
10 140 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 127 (1.34%) Gradle
12 112 (1.19%) NUnit
13 110 (1.16%) Cucumber
13 110 (1.16%) TeamCity
14 91 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
15 79 (0.84%) gulp
16 68 (0.72%) Bitbucket
17 64 (0.68%) Ant
18 58 (0.61%) Jasmine
19 57 (0.60%) WebDriver
General
1 2,488 (26.33%) Finance
2 908 (9.61%) Banking
3 473 (5.01%) Investment Banking
4 400 (4.23%) Games
5 370 (3.92%) Front Office
6 357 (3.78%) Financial Institution
7 336 (3.56%) Electronics
8 333 (3.52%) Marketing
8 333 (3.52%) Retail
9 258 (2.73%) Telecoms
10 166 (1.76%) Manufacturing
11 155 (1.64%) Legal
12 139 (1.47%) Advertising
13 129 (1.37%) German Language
14 128 (1.35%) Automotive
15 122 (1.29%) Law
16 115 (1.22%) French Language
17 109 (1.15%) Publishing
18 66 (0.70%) Back Office
19 63 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3,933 (41.62%) Developer
2 1,243 (13.15%) Graduate
3 1,037 (10.97%) Software Engineer
4 943 (9.98%) Java Developer
5 840 (8.89%) Analyst
6 793 (8.39%) Software Developer
7 687 (7.27%) Graduate Developer
8 664 (7.03%) Junior
9 636 (6.73%) Senior Developer
10 630 (6.67%) C# Developer
11 525 (5.56%) .NET Developer
12 440 (4.66%) Architect
13 431 (4.56%) Consultant
14 423 (4.48%) Junior Developer
15 298 (3.15%) Data Scientist
16 283 (3.00%) C# .NET Developer
17 272 (2.88%) C++ Software Engineer
17 272 (2.88%) Graduate Software Developer
18 236 (2.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 231 (2.44%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,628 (17.23%) .NET
2 1,618 (17.12%) HTML
3 1,319 (13.96%) CSS
4 1,031 (10.91%) AngularJS
5 831 (8.79%) Web Services
6 735 (7.78%) ASP.NET
7 633 (6.70%) HTML5
8 623 (6.59%) RESTful
9 607 (6.42%) jQuery
10 588 (6.22%) React
11 564 (5.97%) Spring
12 537 (5.68%) XML
13 460 (4.87%) Node.js
14 427 (4.52%) REST
15 322 (3.41%) JSON
16 321 (3.40%) CSS3
17 286 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
18 284 (3.01%) .NET Framework
19 277 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC
20 236 (2.50%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1,458 (15.43%) Analytical Skills
2 913 (9.66%) Algorithms
3 673 (7.12%) Self-Motivation
4 576 (6.10%) User Experience
5 498 (5.27%) Data Structures
6 450 (4.76%) Management Information System
7 442 (4.68%) Greenfield Project
8 432 (4.57%) Fintech
9 347 (3.67%) Hedge funds
10 296 (3.13%) Mobile App
11 283 (3.00%) Data Centre
12 258 (2.73%) Cyberthreat
13 241 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
14 220 (2.33%) Fixed Income
15 181 (1.92%) Equities
16 161 (1.70%) Derivative
16 161 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 110 (1.16%) Virtual Team
18 95 (1.01%) Public Cloud
19 92 (0.97%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1,523 (16.12%) Linux
2 1,057 (11.19%) Windows
3 542 (5.74%) Unix
4 255 (2.70%) Android
5 199 (2.11%) Windows Server
6 176 (1.86%) Apple iOS
7 82 (0.87%) Windows 10
8 74 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 64 (0.68%) Mac OS X
10 59 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 57 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
11 57 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 53 (0.56%) CentOS
13 50 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 32 (0.34%) Solaris
15 26 (0.28%) AIX
16 24 (0.25%) Ubuntu
17 21 (0.22%) Debian
18 16 (0.17%) Windows 8
19 15 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,161 (33.45%) Agile Software Development
2 2,554 (27.03%) Software Engineering
3 2,421 (25.62%) Mathematics
4 1,967 (20.82%) Problem-Solving
5 1,337 (14.15%) OO
6 1,042 (11.03%) Physics
7 1,037 (10.97%) TDD
8 1,033 (10.93%) Analytics
9 1,010 (10.69%) Machine Learning
10 941 (9.96%) Scrum
11 885 (9.37%) Continuous Integration
12 877 (9.28%) Test Automation
13 806 (8.53%) DevOps
14 797 (8.43%) MVC
15 755 (7.99%) SDLC
16 718 (7.60%) Data Science
17 662 (7.01%) Web Development
18 581 (6.15%) Project Management
19 525 (5.56%) Mentoring
20 521 (5.51%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3,071 (32.50%) Java
2 2,729 (28.88%) SQL
3 2,338 (24.74%) JavaScript
4 2,311 (24.46%) C#
5 2,205 (23.34%) Python
6 1,659 (17.56%) C++
7 821 (8.69%) C
8 541 (5.73%) PHP
9 360 (3.81%) Scala
10 343 (3.63%) Ruby
11 309 (3.27%) R
12 291 (3.08%) Perl
13 273 (2.89%) Java 8
14 234 (2.48%) T-SQL
15 222 (2.35%) PowerShell
16 197 (2.08%) Bash Shell
17 193 (2.04%) Go
18 191 (2.02%) Shell Script
19 180 (1.90%) MATLAB
20 157 (1.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7,272 (76.96%) Degree
2 4,016 (42.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 586 (6.20%) PhD
4 551 (5.83%) Master's Degree
5 262 (2.77%) Security Cleared
6 248 (2.62%) Numerate Degree
7 192 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 174 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
9 171 (1.81%) CISSP
10 126 (1.33%) MCSE
11 114 (1.21%) SC Cleared
12 106 (1.12%) CCNP
13 94 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
14 91 (0.96%) CISM
15 88 (0.93%) CCNA
16 85 (0.90%) DV Cleared
17 84 (0.89%) MCP
18 82 (0.87%) ISEB
18 82 (0.87%) ISTQB
19 66 (0.70%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 645 (6.83%) QA
2 189 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 121 (1.28%) GDPR
4 111 (1.17%) SLA
5 78 (0.83%) PCI DSS
6 72 (0.76%) Data Quality
7 62 (0.66%) GCP
8 32 (0.34%) PMO
9 26 (0.28%) COBIT
10 23 (0.24%) MISRA
11 21 (0.22%) GPG13
11 21 (0.22%) ISO 9001
12 19 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 18 (0.19%) MiFID
14 16 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
15 12 (0.13%) ECSS
16 11 (0.12%) GxP
16 11 (0.12%) MISRA C
17 10 (0.11%) IEC 61131
17 10 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 526 (5.57%) Docker
2 285 (3.02%) Active Directory
3 193 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 93 (0.98%) Firmware
5 71 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 63 (0.67%) Hyper-V
7 53 (0.56%) HDFS
8 46 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
9 35 (0.37%) XenApp
10 28 (0.30%) vSphere
11 27 (0.29%) Apache Flume
12 19 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
12 19 (0.20%) XenDesktop
13 16 (0.17%) VirtualBox
14 15 (0.16%) Ceph
14 15 (0.16%) KVM
14 15 (0.16%) Xen
15 12 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 11 (0.12%) VMware NSX
17 9 (0.095%) iptables
Systems Management
1 229 (2.42%) Kubernetes
2 219 (2.32%) Ansible
3 177 (1.87%) Puppet
4 165 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
5 95 (1.01%) Terraform
6 65 (0.69%) Kibana
7 64 (0.68%) SCCM
8 44 (0.47%) Nagios
9 41 (0.43%) Salt
10 36 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
11 26 (0.28%) SCVMM
11 26 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
12 25 (0.26%) Packer
13 22 (0.23%) Grafana
14 20 (0.21%) logstash
15 19 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
15 19 (0.20%) vCenter Server
16 18 (0.19%) Consul
17 17 (0.18%) vMotion
18 16 (0.17%) Graphite
Vendors
1 1,114 (11.79%) Microsoft
2 759 (8.03%) Oracle
3 418 (4.42%) Google
4 277 (2.93%) VMware
5 242 (2.56%) Cisco
6 190 (2.01%) Tableau
7 158 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
8 148 (1.57%) Citrix
8 148 (1.57%) IBM
8 148 (1.57%) SAP
9 110 (1.16%) CheckPoint
10 108 (1.14%) Red Hat
11 107 (1.13%) HP
12 87 (0.92%) Sybase
13 84 (0.89%) Xamarin
14 77 (0.81%) Bloomberg
15 67 (0.71%) Adobe
15 67 (0.71%) Splunk
16 64 (0.68%) Atlassian
17 57 (0.60%) Reuters