Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 35 33
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +17
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 10,335 9,989 12,159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.36% 6.00% 6.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.00% 14.61% 14.74%
Number of salaries quoted 8,196 8,565 10,300
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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 68,920 68,393 82,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.44% 41.05% 42.37%
Number of salaries quoted 53,694 56,466 67,245
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04% +6.52%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -3 4,925 £60,000 +4.35% 1,011
South East +8 2,192 £40,000 - 273
East of England +6 1,336 £45,000 +8.43% 301
North of England -12 755 £42,500 +13.33% 175
Midlands -7 597 £34,000 -2.86% 107
South West -1 541 £40,000 - 79
North West -13 502 £42,500 +8.97% 112
West Midlands 0 364 £33,250 +2.31% 67
East Midlands -16 243 £32,500 -13.33% 38
Yorkshire -16 186 £40,000 +6.67% 47
North East -5 67 £39,513 +5.37% 16
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 8,130 (78.66%) Degree
2 4,437 (42.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 3,620 (35.03%) Agile Software Development
4 3,127 (30.26%) Java
5 2,858 (27.65%) Software Engineering
6 2,808 (27.17%) SQL
7 2,588 (25.04%) Mathematics
8 2,451 (23.72%) Finance
9 2,434 (23.55%) JavaScript
10 2,429 (23.50%) C#
11 2,295 (22.21%) Python
12 2,080 (20.13%) C++
13 1,909 (18.47%) Linux
14 1,804 (17.46%) .NET
15 1,694 (16.39%) HTML
16 1,577 (15.26%) Windows
17 1,470 (14.22%) Analytical Skills
18 1,436 (13.89%) SQL Server
19 1,387 (13.42%) CSS
20 1,328 (12.85%) OO
21 1,316 (12.73%) Scrum
22 1,282 (12.40%) Microsoft
23 1,162 (11.24%) TDD
24 1,147 (11.10%) Physics
25 1,090 (10.55%) AngularJS
26 1,003 (9.70%) Amazon AWS
27 1,001 (9.69%) C
28 995 (9.63%) MVC
29 967 (9.36%) SDLC
30 963 (9.32%) 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
1 325 (3.14%) Apache Spark
2 304 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 237 (2.29%) Apache
4 168 (1.63%) IIS
5 163 (1.58%) Tomcat
6 147 (1.42%) SAS
7 125 (1.21%) CMS
8 119 (1.15%) Confluence
9 112 (1.08%) OpenStack
10 110 (1.06%) SharePoint
11 95 (0.92%) JBoss
12 94 (0.91%) MS Exchange
13 79 (0.76%) Apache Solr
14 62 (0.60%) WebLogic
15 59 (0.57%) nginx
15 59 (0.57%) WebSphere
16 54 (0.52%) Apache Pig
17 48 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 43 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
18 43 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 274 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 267 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 101 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 90 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 52 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 38 (0.37%) SPSS
7 28 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 25 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
9 11 (0.11%) Mathematica
10 10 (0.097%) Simulink
11 9 (0.087%) GNU Octave
12 7 (0.068%) Acrobat
12 7 (0.068%) InfoPath
12 7 (0.068%) Weka
13 6 (0.058%) Chatbot
13 6 (0.058%) SOLIDWORKS
14 5 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
14 5 (0.048%) Maya
14 5 (0.048%) XMetaL
15 4 (0.039%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 42 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.33%) Magento
3 23 (0.22%) NetSuite
4 22 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 19 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 17 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
7 16 (0.15%) MultiChain
7 16 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
8 12 (0.12%) SAP ERP
9 11 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
10 10 (0.097%) SAP CO
10 10 (0.097%) SAP FI
10 10 (0.097%) SAP FI/CO
11 9 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
12 7 (0.068%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 7 (0.068%) SAP S/4HANA
13 6 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
13 6 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
13 6 (0.058%) PeopleSoft HCM
13 6 (0.058%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,003 (9.70%) Amazon AWS
2 669 (6.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 336 (3.25%) SaaS
4 217 (2.10%) GitHub
5 121 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
6 112 (1.08%) Office 365
7 106 (1.03%) PaaS
8 93 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
9 71 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
10 47 (0.45%) IaaS
11 46 (0.45%) Amazon S3
12 42 (0.41%) npm
13 38 (0.37%) Force.com
14 32 (0.31%) OpenShift
15 28 (0.27%) Serverless
16 23 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
16 23 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 22 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 22 (0.21%) Google Analytics
18 21 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 344 (3.33%) Firewall
2 323 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 302 (2.92%) Internet
4 216 (2.09%) DNS
5 169 (1.64%) WAN
6 159 (1.54%) HTTP
7 155 (1.50%) DHCP
8 136 (1.32%) Network Security
9 132 (1.28%) VPN
10 130 (1.26%) LAN
11 129 (1.25%) Wireless
12 97 (0.94%) Ethernet
13 87 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
14 82 (0.79%) SAN
15 78 (0.75%) BGP
16 72 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
17 68 (0.66%) MPLS
18 64 (0.62%) OSPF
19 63 (0.61%) VoIP
20 62 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,436 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 663 (6.42%) NoSQL
3 644 (6.23%) Big Data
4 577 (5.58%) Relational Database
5 567 (5.49%) MySQL
6 486 (4.70%) MongoDB
7 357 (3.45%) Hadoop
8 232 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
9 226 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
10 224 (2.17%) Oracle Database
11 195 (1.89%) RDBMS
12 154 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
13 152 (1.47%) Apache Hive
14 147 (1.42%) Redis
15 137 (1.33%) Data Mining
16 130 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 118 (1.14%) HBase
18 113 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 106 (1.03%) Blockchain
20 100 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 868 (8.40%) Git (software)
2 457 (4.42%) Jenkins
3 419 (4.05%) JIRA
4 379 (3.67%) Visual Studio
5 339 (3.28%) Selenium
6 290 (2.81%) Subversion
7 249 (2.41%) JUnit
8 224 (2.17%) Maven
9 193 (1.87%) Cucumber
10 168 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 154 (1.49%) NUnit
12 135 (1.31%) Eclipse
12 135 (1.31%) TeamCity
13 127 (1.23%) WebDriver
14 100 (0.97%) MSTest
15 93 (0.90%) Moq
16 83 (0.80%) Gradle
17 82 (0.79%) JMeter
18 75 (0.73%) Ant
19 71 (0.69%) SoapUI
General
1 2,451 (23.72%) Finance
2 910 (8.81%) Banking
3 487 (4.71%) Investment Banking
4 445 (4.31%) Marketing
5 431 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 410 (3.97%) Games
7 406 (3.93%) Electronics
8 397 (3.84%) Retail
9 326 (3.15%) Retail Banking
10 294 (2.84%) Front Office
11 187 (1.81%) Advertising
12 145 (1.40%) Financial Institution
13 142 (1.37%) Manufacturing
14 127 (1.23%) Automotive
15 113 (1.09%) Legal
16 83 (0.80%) Publishing
17 76 (0.74%) German Language
18 71 (0.69%) Aerospace
19 61 (0.59%) French Language
20 59 (0.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 4,238 (41.01%) Developer
2 1,463 (14.16%) Software Engineer
3 1,239 (11.99%) Graduate
4 1,052 (10.18%) Java Developer
5 971 (9.40%) Analyst
6 842 (8.15%) Software Developer
7 795 (7.69%) Junior
8 753 (7.29%) C# Developer
9 729 (7.05%) Senior Developer
10 651 (6.30%) .NET Developer
11 645 (6.24%) Graduate Developer
12 566 (5.48%) C++ Software Engineer
13 539 (5.22%) Architect
14 488 (4.72%) Junior Developer
15 357 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
16 355 (3.43%) Consultant
17 318 (3.08%) C++ Developer
17 318 (3.08%) JavaScript Developer
18 302 (2.92%) Graduate Software Engineer
19 271 (2.62%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,804 (17.46%) .NET
2 1,694 (16.39%) HTML
3 1,387 (13.42%) CSS
4 1,090 (10.55%) AngularJS
5 881 (8.52%) ASP.NET
6 862 (8.34%) Web Services
7 668 (6.46%) XML
8 665 (6.43%) jQuery
9 651 (6.30%) HTML5
10 630 (6.10%) REST
11 589 (5.70%) Spring
12 539 (5.22%) RESTful
13 500 (4.84%) Node.js
14 479 (4.63%) React
15 460 (4.45%) .NET Framework
16 455 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC
17 388 (3.75%) WCF
18 350 (3.39%) SOAP
19 349 (3.38%) JSON
20 347 (3.36%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1,470 (14.22%) Analytical Skills
2 963 (9.32%) Algorithms
3 603 (5.83%) Management Information System
4 447 (4.33%) User Experience
5 417 (4.03%) Fintech
6 390 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
7 370 (3.58%) Data Structures
8 316 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
9 297 (2.87%) Hedge funds
10 283 (2.74%) Mobile App
11 233 (2.25%) Data Centre
12 188 (1.82%) Client/Server
13 118 (1.14%) Fixed Income
14 117 (1.13%) Derivative
15 113 (1.09%) Equities
16 110 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
17 108 (1.04%) Robotics
18 105 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 95 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
20 86 (0.83%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,909 (18.47%) Linux
2 1,577 (15.26%) Windows
3 678 (6.56%) Unix
4 313 (3.03%) Windows Server
5 305 (2.95%) Android
6 260 (2.52%) Apple iOS
7 129 (1.25%) Windows 10
8 116 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 112 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 100 (0.97%) Windows 7
11 73 (0.71%) CentOS
12 65 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
13 56 (0.54%) Mac OS
14 48 (0.46%) Ubuntu
15 43 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 41 (0.40%) Mac OS X
17 32 (0.31%) Debian
17 32 (0.31%) Solaris
18 30 (0.29%) Windows 8
19 29 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,620 (35.03%) Agile Software Development
2 2,858 (27.65%) Software Engineering
3 2,588 (25.04%) Mathematics
4 1,328 (12.85%) OO
5 1,316 (12.73%) Scrum
6 1,162 (11.24%) TDD
7 1,147 (11.10%) Physics
8 995 (9.63%) MVC
9 967 (9.36%) SDLC
10 906 (8.77%) Test Automation
11 856 (8.28%) Analytics
12 792 (7.66%) Machine Learning
13 754 (7.30%) Web Development
14 736 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
15 641 (6.20%) DevOps
16 620 (6.00%) Open Source
17 583 (5.64%) Project Management
18 542 (5.24%) OOP
19 531 (5.14%) Statistics
20 517 (5.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3,127 (30.26%) Java
2 2,808 (27.17%) SQL
3 2,434 (23.55%) JavaScript
4 2,429 (23.50%) C#
5 2,295 (22.21%) Python
6 2,080 (20.13%) C++
7 1,001 (9.69%) C
8 545 (5.27%) PHP
9 420 (4.06%) Ruby
10 383 (3.71%) R
11 319 (3.09%) Scala
12 274 (2.65%) MATLAB
13 271 (2.62%) Perl
14 237 (2.29%) T-SQL
15 229 (2.22%) PowerShell
16 208 (2.01%) Bash Shell
17 197 (1.91%) Shell Script
18 170 (1.64%) Go
19 166 (1.61%) PL/SQL
20 139 (1.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8,130 (78.66%) Degree
2 4,437 (42.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 566 (5.48%) PhD
4 454 (4.39%) Master's Degree
5 296 (2.86%) Numerate Degree
6 281 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 212 (2.05%) CISSP
8 199 (1.93%) Security Cleared
9 185 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
10 150 (1.45%) CISM
11 117 (1.13%) CCNA
12 116 (1.12%) MCSE
13 103 (1.00%) ISTQB
14 92 (0.89%) SC Cleared
15 91 (0.88%) CISA
15 91 (0.88%) MCP
16 74 (0.72%) ISEB
17 69 (0.67%) CCNP
18 64 (0.62%) MCSD
19 62 (0.60%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 831 (8.04%) QA
2 118 (1.14%) SLA
3 95 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 62 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 40 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 37 (0.36%) GDPR
7 30 (0.29%) PMO
8 25 (0.24%) GCP
9 22 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 19 (0.18%) MISRA
11 18 (0.17%) ECSS
12 17 (0.16%) COBIT
12 17 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 16 (0.15%) MiFID
14 10 (0.097%) Web Application Security Consortium
15 9 (0.087%) DO-178B
16 8 (0.077%) EMIR
16 8 (0.077%) IEC 62304
17 7 (0.068%) Actionable Recommendations
17 7 (0.068%) GPG13
System Software
1 436 (4.22%) Docker
2 277 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 188 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 105 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 100 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
6 82 (0.79%) Firmware
7 79 (0.76%) XenApp
8 65 (0.63%) XenDesktop
9 48 (0.46%) vSphere
10 45 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
11 42 (0.41%) HDFS
12 32 (0.31%) XenServer
13 28 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
14 27 (0.26%) iptables
15 25 (0.24%) Apache Flume
16 21 (0.20%) Ceph
16 21 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
17 16 (0.15%) Xen
18 14 (0.14%) NFS
19 13 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 238 (2.30%) Ansible
2 200 (1.94%) Puppet
3 158 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
4 127 (1.23%) Kubernetes
5 69 (0.67%) Terraform
6 65 (0.63%) Nagios
7 61 (0.59%) Kibana
8 48 (0.46%) QRadar
9 45 (0.44%) Salt
10 44 (0.43%) Nessus
11 41 (0.40%) SCCM
12 40 (0.39%) CSIRT
13 33 (0.32%) Cacti
14 29 (0.28%) Grafana
14 29 (0.28%) Mesos
15 24 (0.23%) SCVMM
16 22 (0.21%) SELinux
17 19 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
17 19 (0.18%) SolarWinds Orion
18 18 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,282 (12.40%) Microsoft
2 906 (8.77%) Oracle
3 316 (3.06%) Google
4 262 (2.54%) VMware
5 258 (2.50%) Cisco
6 167 (1.62%) Citrix
6 167 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
7 161 (1.56%) SAP
8 147 (1.42%) Tableau
9 129 (1.25%) HP
10 84 (0.81%) Red Hat
11 72 (0.70%) IBM
12 65 (0.63%) Cadence
13 59 (0.57%) Juniper
13 59 (0.57%) Splunk
13 59 (0.57%) Sybase
14 55 (0.53%) Atlassian
14 55 (0.53%) Twitter
15 52 (0.50%) Sitecore
16 47 (0.45%) Apple