Period
to 21 March 2019

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 21 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 35 35
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -5
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 8,411 10,213 9,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.11% 6.20% 6.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.66% 6.75% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 6,272 8,280 8,312
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £83,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 126,367 151,213 148,204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.76% 91.80% 91.32%
Number of salaries quoted 100,609 124,225 123,012
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 2019. 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 4,219 £62,500 +4.17% 744
South East -4 1,848 £42,500 +4.94% 302
North of England +35 724 £45,000 +12.50% 181
East of England -7 650 £47,500 -5.00% 237
Midlands -7 553 £37,500 +7.14% 138
North West +29 470 £46,000 +15.00% 112
South West -3 421 £37,500 -11.76% 131
West Midlands -12 323 £32,500 - 87
East Midlands +12 234 £41,000 +9.33% 51
Yorkshire +31 191 £43,000 +7.50% 50
North East +27 63 £37,500 -5.06% 19
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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 6,374 (75.78%) Degree
2 3,428 (40.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 3,030 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
4 2,691 (31.99%) Java
5 2,509 (29.83%) Software Engineering
6 2,174 (25.85%) SQL
7 2,161 (25.69%) Mathematics
8 2,094 (24.90%) Python
9 2,035 (24.19%) Finance
10 1,931 (22.96%) C#
11 1,877 (22.32%) JavaScript
12 1,411 (16.78%) .NET
13 1,354 (16.10%) C++
14 1,341 (15.94%) Problem-Solving
15 1,329 (15.80%) Linux
16 1,211 (14.40%) Microsoft
17 1,164 (13.84%) HTML
18 1,156 (13.74%) Amazon AWS
19 1,028 (12.22%) SQL Server
20 993 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
21 991 (11.78%) Microsoft Azure
22 968 (11.51%) Analytics
23 956 (11.37%) CSS
24 950 (11.29%) Test Automation
25 940 (11.18%) OO
26 913 (10.85%) Scrum
27 898 (10.68%) Windows
28 878 (10.44%) AngularJS
29 825 (9.81%) Physics
30 788 (9.37%) Continuous Integration

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
1 268 (3.19%) Apache
2 266 (3.16%) Apache Spark
3 209 (2.48%) Tomcat
4 200 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
5 142 (1.69%) Confluence
6 126 (1.50%) SharePoint
7 105 (1.25%) MS Exchange
8 79 (0.94%) WebSphere
9 73 (0.87%) SAS
10 62 (0.74%) CMS
11 57 (0.68%) OpenStack
12 55 (0.65%) nginx
13 53 (0.63%) JBoss
14 51 (0.61%) IIS
15 49 (0.58%) WordPress
16 47 (0.56%) WebLogic
17 45 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
18 43 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
18 43 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
19 25 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 222 (2.64%) Microsoft Office
2 166 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 26 (0.31%) Chatbot
6 22 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 22 (0.26%) SPSS
7 18 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.20%) InVision
9 12 (0.14%) Fireworks
10 10 (0.12%) Weka
11 8 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.059%) Stata
13 4 (0.048%) GNU Octave
13 4 (0.048%) Notepad++
14 3 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
14 3 (0.036%) Simulink
15 2 (0.024%) CPLEX
15 2 (0.024%) EPLAN
15 2 (0.024%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 161 (1.91%) thinkFolio
2 137 (1.63%) Temenos T24
3 72 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 21 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
5 16 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
6 15 (0.18%) HFM
7 13 (0.15%) Eze OMS
7 13 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 12 (0.14%) R3 Corda
9 11 (0.13%) Magento
9 11 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
10 10 (0.12%) NetSuite
11 8 (0.095%) SAP HR
12 7 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
12 7 (0.083%) Oracle EBS R12
13 6 (0.071%) Cognos TM1
13 6 (0.071%) SAP Hybris
14 5 (0.059%) SAP R/3
14 5 (0.059%) Shopify
15 4 (0.048%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1,156 (13.74%) Amazon AWS
2 991 (11.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 285 (3.39%) SaaS
4 266 (3.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 204 (2.43%) Office 365
6 201 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
7 186 (2.21%) PaaS
8 146 (1.74%) GitHub
9 121 (1.44%) Serverless
10 115 (1.37%) IaaS
11 85 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
12 59 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
13 58 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
14 51 (0.61%) Amazon S3
15 48 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
15 48 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
16 39 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 34 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
18 31 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 28 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 346 (4.11%) Firewall
2 217 (2.58%) Internet
3 127 (1.51%) HTTP
4 124 (1.47%) TCP/IP
5 116 (1.38%) VPN
6 105 (1.25%) WAN
7 101 (1.20%) Network Security
8 96 (1.14%) LAN
9 93 (1.11%) DNS
10 63 (0.75%) Broadband
10 63 (0.75%) DHCP
11 48 (0.57%) Wireless
12 46 (0.55%) SAN
13 45 (0.54%) OSPF
14 43 (0.51%) SSL
14 43 (0.51%) VoIP
15 41 (0.49%) BGP
16 40 (0.48%) Skype
17 38 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
18 35 (0.42%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,028 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 523 (6.22%) Big Data
3 461 (5.48%) NoSQL
4 444 (5.28%) Relational Database
5 433 (5.15%) MySQL
6 294 (3.50%) MongoDB
7 262 (3.11%) Hadoop
8 255 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
9 208 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
10 148 (1.76%) RDBMS
11 143 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 139 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
13 97 (1.15%) Blockchain
13 97 (1.15%) Power BI
14 91 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
14 91 (1.08%) HBase
15 89 (1.06%) Oracle Database
16 80 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 76 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 75 (0.89%) Redis
Development Applications
1 787 (9.36%) Git (software)
2 456 (5.42%) JIRA
3 362 (4.30%) Jenkins
4 254 (3.02%) Visual Studio
5 197 (2.34%) Selenium
6 172 (2.04%) Maven
7 161 (1.91%) Subversion
8 146 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 131 (1.56%) JUnit
10 105 (1.25%) Eclipse
11 95 (1.13%) Bitbucket
12 90 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
13 86 (1.02%) Cucumber
14 83 (0.99%) Gradle
15 70 (0.83%) webpack
16 60 (0.71%) TeamCity
17 57 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 57 (0.68%) gulp
18 55 (0.65%) Ant
19 54 (0.64%) NUnit
General
1 2,035 (24.19%) Finance
2 783 (9.31%) Banking
3 500 (5.94%) Games
4 363 (4.32%) Marketing
5 314 (3.73%) Front Office
6 239 (2.84%) Electronics
7 231 (2.75%) Retail
8 225 (2.68%) Telecoms
9 190 (2.26%) Investment Banking
10 162 (1.93%) German Language
11 149 (1.77%) Financial Institution
12 141 (1.68%) Advertising
13 131 (1.56%) French Language
14 127 (1.51%) Manufacturing
15 122 (1.45%) Legal
16 104 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
17 95 (1.13%) Publishing
18 81 (0.96%) Automotive
19 78 (0.93%) Law
20 72 (0.86%) Military
Job Titles
1 3,286 (39.07%) Developer
2 1,067 (12.69%) Software Engineer
3 985 (11.71%) Graduate
4 897 (10.66%) Java Developer
5 769 (9.14%) Analyst
6 612 (7.28%) Junior
7 592 (7.04%) Software Developer
8 588 (6.99%) Graduate Developer
9 550 (6.54%) C# Developer
9 550 (6.54%) Senior Developer
10 484 (5.75%) Architect
11 447 (5.31%) .NET Developer
12 412 (4.90%) Junior Developer
13 330 (3.92%) Consultant
14 256 (3.04%) C# .NET Developer
15 241 (2.87%) Python Developer
16 231 (2.75%) Business Analyst
17 205 (2.44%) Data Scientist
18 180 (2.14%) Graduate Software Engineer
19 179 (2.13%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,411 (16.78%) .NET
2 1,164 (13.84%) HTML
3 956 (11.37%) CSS
4 878 (10.44%) AngularJS
5 709 (8.43%) Web Services
6 563 (6.69%) React
7 533 (6.34%) Spring
8 516 (6.13%) ASP.NET
9 497 (5.91%) REST
10 468 (5.56%) RESTful
11 457 (5.43%) Node.js
12 416 (4.95%) HTML5
13 343 (4.08%) XML
14 322 (3.83%) .NET Framework
14 322 (3.83%) jQuery
15 247 (2.94%) Kafka
16 239 (2.84%) JSON
17 204 (2.43%) ASP.NET Web API
17 204 (2.43%) WCF
18 203 (2.41%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 993 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 686 (8.16%) Algorithms
3 560 (6.66%) User Experience
4 542 (6.44%) Management Information System
5 477 (5.67%) Self-Motivation
6 439 (5.22%) Fintech
7 382 (4.54%) Data Structures
8 300 (3.57%) Derivative
9 281 (3.34%) Fixed Income
10 280 (3.33%) Hedge funds
11 272 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
12 264 (3.14%) Mobile App
13 225 (2.68%) Equities
14 210 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 199 (2.37%) Data Centre
16 183 (2.18%) Virtual Team
17 174 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
18 173 (2.06%) Public Cloud
19 108 (1.28%) Life Science
20 95 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,329 (15.80%) Linux
2 898 (10.68%) Windows
3 405 (4.82%) Unix
4 265 (3.15%) Android
5 183 (2.18%) Apple iOS
6 167 (1.99%) Windows Server
7 74 (0.88%) Ubuntu
8 67 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 62 (0.74%) Windows 10
10 58 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 55 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 54 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 48 (0.57%) Mac OS X
14 45 (0.54%) Debian
15 44 (0.52%) CentOS
16 34 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
17 29 (0.34%) Mac OS
18 14 (0.17%) Fedora
18 14 (0.17%) Solaris
19 13 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,030 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
2 2,509 (29.83%) Software Engineering
3 2,161 (25.69%) Mathematics
4 1,341 (15.94%) Problem-Solving
5 968 (11.51%) Analytics
6 950 (11.29%) Test Automation
7 940 (11.18%) OO
8 913 (10.85%) Scrum
9 825 (9.81%) Physics
10 788 (9.37%) Continuous Integration
11 777 (9.24%) Machine Learning
12 728 (8.66%) TDD
13 705 (8.38%) DevOps
14 625 (7.43%) SDLC
15 622 (7.40%) Microservices
16 580 (6.90%) Data Science
17 574 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
18 514 (6.11%) Project Management
19 513 (6.10%) Artificial Intelligence
20 497 (5.91%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2,691 (31.99%) Java
2 2,174 (25.85%) SQL
3 2,094 (24.90%) Python
4 1,931 (22.96%) C#
5 1,877 (22.32%) JavaScript
6 1,354 (16.10%) C++
7 662 (7.87%) C
8 370 (4.40%) PHP
9 321 (3.82%) Bash Shell
9 321 (3.82%) Ruby
10 276 (3.28%) R
11 271 (3.22%) PowerShell
12 261 (3.10%) Scala
13 228 (2.71%) Go
14 201 (2.39%) Perl
15 188 (2.24%) TypeScript
16 187 (2.22%) T-SQL
17 163 (1.94%) Java 8
18 159 (1.89%) Shell Script
19 144 (1.71%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6,374 (75.78%) Degree
2 3,428 (40.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 420 (4.99%) PhD
4 282 (3.35%) Security Cleared
5 263 (3.13%) Master's Degree
6 248 (2.95%) Numerate Degree
7 181 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 172 (2.04%) SC Cleared
9 162 (1.93%) CISSP
10 150 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
11 129 (1.53%) MCSE
12 93 (1.11%) PMI Certification
13 88 (1.05%) CCNA
14 85 (1.01%) CISM
15 82 (0.97%) DV Cleared
16 79 (0.94%) PMP
17 74 (0.88%) CCNP
17 74 (0.88%) ISTQB
18 71 (0.84%) CEH
19 67 (0.80%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 782 (9.30%) QA
2 192 (2.28%) GDPR
3 108 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 104 (1.24%) SLA
5 60 (0.71%) Data Quality
6 54 (0.64%) PCI DSS
7 34 (0.40%) MiFID
8 32 (0.38%) PMO
9 21 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 19 (0.23%) COBIT
10 19 (0.23%) HL7
11 17 (0.20%) GPG13
12 15 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 13 (0.15%) ISO 22301
13 13 (0.15%) ISO 9000
14 12 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
14 12 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 10 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 8 (0.095%) NIST 800
17 7 (0.083%) JTAG
System Software
1 606 (7.20%) Docker
2 373 (4.43%) Active Directory
3 242 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 126 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 52 (0.62%) Firmware
6 41 (0.49%) HDFS
6 41 (0.49%) vSphere
7 39 (0.46%) VirtualBox
8 35 (0.42%) XenApp
9 30 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
10 22 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (0.19%) Xen
12 13 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 13 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
12 13 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
13 11 (0.13%) iptables
13 11 (0.13%) VMware NSX
14 10 (0.12%) Apache Flume
14 10 (0.12%) Slurm Workload Manager
15 9 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 334 (3.97%) Kubernetes
2 242 (2.88%) Ansible
3 169 (2.01%) Puppet
4 126 (1.50%) Terraform
5 121 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
6 63 (0.75%) SCCM
7 33 (0.39%) vCenter Server
8 31 (0.37%) Salt
9 29 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
10 27 (0.32%) Backup Exec
10 27 (0.32%) Grafana
10 27 (0.32%) Mesos
11 24 (0.29%) SCOM
12 23 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
13 22 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
13 22 (0.26%) Nagios
14 17 (0.20%) Graphite
14 17 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
14 17 (0.20%) WSUS
15 16 (0.19%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1,211 (14.40%) Microsoft
2 625 (7.43%) Oracle
3 325 (3.86%) VMware
4 276 (3.28%) Google
5 215 (2.56%) Cisco
6 162 (1.93%) Tableau
7 153 (1.82%) SAP
8 148 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
9 120 (1.43%) IBM
10 108 (1.28%) Citrix
10 108 (1.28%) HP
11 104 (1.24%) Charles River
12 103 (1.22%) CheckPoint
13 91 (1.08%) Red Hat
14 85 (1.01%) Atlassian
15 83 (0.99%) EMC
16 77 (0.92%) NetApp
17 63 (0.75%) ION Trading
18 61 (0.73%) Bloomberg
18 61 (0.73%) Reuters