Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 35 35
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 +12
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 11010 10656 12399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.52% 5.95% 6.06%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.09% 14.45% 14.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8546 9253 10388
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,675
90th Percentile £80,000 £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 72952 73726 86280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.22% 41.16% 42.17%
Number of salaries quoted 55396 61108 69881
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
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 23 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 5398 £59,000 +2.61% 457
South East +6 2170 £40,000 - 156
East of England +7 1390 £45,000 +5.88% 115
North of England -4 824 £42,500 +8.97% 66
South West +12 661 £40,000 - 35
Midlands -6 604 £34,000 +3.03% 38
North West -7 522 £45,000 +12.50% 45
West Midlands -9 369 £32,500 +8.33% 21
East Midlands -1 248 £32,500 -2.99% 17
Yorkshire -22 198 £40,000 +6.67% 15
North East +29 104 £40,000 +6.67% 6
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 8720 (79.20%) Degree
2 4733 (42.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 3854 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3387 (30.76%) Java
5 3002 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 2980 (27.07%) SQL
7 2730 (24.80%) Finance
8 2639 (23.97%) Mathematics
9 2594 (23.56%) JavaScript
10 2582 (23.45%) C#
11 2261 (20.54%) Python
12 2234 (20.29%) C++
13 2025 (18.39%) Linux
14 1943 (17.65%) .NET
15 1900 (17.26%) HTML
16 1697 (15.41%) Windows
17 1628 (14.79%) SQL Server
18 1614 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
19 1515 (13.76%) Scrum
20 1512 (13.73%) CSS
21 1433 (13.02%) Microsoft
22 1413 (12.83%) OO
23 1228 (11.15%) Physics
24 1188 (10.79%) TDD
25 1108 (10.06%) AngularJS
26 1081 (9.82%) C
27 1077 (9.78%) Banking
28 1066 (9.68%) Oracle
29 1064 (9.66%) SDLC
30 1048 (9.52%) 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
1 337 (3.06%) Apache Spark
2 299 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
3 290 (2.63%) Apache
4 216 (1.96%) Tomcat
5 162 (1.47%) IIS
6 156 (1.42%) Confluence
7 133 (1.21%) SharePoint
8 130 (1.18%) SAS
9 125 (1.14%) JBoss
10 116 (1.05%) CMS
11 109 (0.99%) OpenStack
12 88 (0.80%) MS Exchange
13 64 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 59 (0.54%) Apache Solr
15 58 (0.53%) nginx
16 56 (0.51%) WebLogic
17 47 (0.43%) WebSphere
18 46 (0.42%) Ethereum
19 40 (0.36%) Hyperledger
20 37 (0.34%) Drupal
Applications
1 307 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 303 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
3 104 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 83 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 52 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 42 (0.38%) SPSS
7 35 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
8 34 (0.31%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.091%) Mathematica
9 10 (0.091%) Simulink
10 7 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.064%) InfoPath
11 6 (0.054%) SOLIDWORKS
12 5 (0.045%) Chatbot
12 5 (0.045%) GNU Octave
12 5 (0.045%) XMetaL
13 4 (0.036%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.036%) Doxygen
14 3 (0.027%) Autodesk Inventor
14 3 (0.027%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 42 (0.38%) Magento
2 40 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
4 17 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
4 17 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 17 (0.15%) SAP ERP
5 14 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 12 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 11 (0.100%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 11 (0.100%) SAP CO
7 11 (0.100%) SAP FI
7 11 (0.100%) SAP FI/CO
8 10 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
8 10 (0.091%) SAP S/4HANA
9 7 (0.064%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 7 (0.064%) Sage CRM
9 7 (0.064%) SAP SD
10 6 (0.054%) SAP Hybris
11 5 (0.045%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 995 (9.04%) Amazon AWS
2 642 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 365 (3.32%) SaaS
4 253 (2.30%) GitHub
5 122 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
6 119 (1.08%) Office 365
7 103 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
8 96 (0.87%) PaaS
9 57 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
10 49 (0.45%) IaaS
11 42 (0.38%) npm
12 40 (0.36%) Amazon S3
12 40 (0.36%) OpenShift
13 36 (0.33%) Google Analytics
14 32 (0.29%) Azure Machine Learning
15 31 (0.28%) Force.com
16 28 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
17 27 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
17 27 (0.25%) Google Play
18 26 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 371 (3.37%) Firewall
2 326 (2.96%) TCP/IP
3 295 (2.68%) Internet
4 216 (1.96%) DNS
5 164 (1.49%) WAN
6 146 (1.33%) DHCP
7 144 (1.31%) HTTP
8 139 (1.26%) Network Security
9 133 (1.21%) LAN
10 124 (1.13%) VPN
11 112 (1.02%) Wireless
12 108 (0.98%) Ethernet
12 108 (0.98%) SAN
13 100 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
14 87 (0.79%) BGP
15 80 (0.73%) VoIP
16 77 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
17 73 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
18 71 (0.64%) OSPF
19 69 (0.63%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1628 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 698 (6.34%) NoSQL
3 645 (5.86%) Relational Database
4 639 (5.80%) Big Data
5 616 (5.59%) MySQL
6 467 (4.24%) MongoDB
7 346 (3.14%) Hadoop
8 271 (2.46%) Oracle Database
9 245 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
10 237 (2.15%) RDBMS
11 226 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
12 189 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
13 182 (1.65%) Redis
14 166 (1.51%) Data Mining
15 150 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 138 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 126 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
18 121 (1.10%) Apache Hive
19 108 (0.98%) Blockchain
20 95 (0.86%) HBase
Development Applications
1 956 (8.68%) Git (software)
2 514 (4.67%) Jenkins
3 483 (4.39%) JIRA
4 412 (3.74%) Visual Studio
5 360 (3.27%) Selenium
6 344 (3.12%) Subversion
7 308 (2.80%) JUnit
8 282 (2.56%) Maven
9 192 (1.74%) Cucumber
10 189 (1.72%) TeamCity
11 162 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
12 144 (1.31%) Eclipse
13 140 (1.27%) NUnit
14 139 (1.26%) WebDriver
15 102 (0.93%) Mercurial
16 91 (0.83%) Ant
17 89 (0.81%) Bitbucket
17 89 (0.81%) Gradle
17 89 (0.81%) JMeter
18 84 (0.76%) MSTest
General
1 2730 (24.80%) Finance
2 1077 (9.78%) Banking
3 617 (5.60%) Investment Banking
4 510 (4.63%) Telecoms
5 500 (4.54%) Marketing
6 489 (4.44%) Retail Banking
7 459 (4.17%) Electronics
8 430 (3.91%) Games
9 415 (3.77%) Retail
10 300 (2.72%) Front Office
11 182 (1.65%) Manufacturing
12 173 (1.57%) Advertising
13 143 (1.30%) Automotive
14 139 (1.26%) Financial Institution
15 123 (1.12%) Legal
16 99 (0.90%) Publishing
17 82 (0.74%) Aerospace
18 80 (0.73%) German Language
19 59 (0.54%) Back Office
20 57 (0.52%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4573 (41.53%) Developer
2 1497 (13.60%) Software Engineer
3 1328 (12.06%) Graduate
4 1099 (9.98%) Java Developer
5 1061 (9.64%) Analyst
6 978 (8.88%) Software Developer
7 839 (7.62%) C# Developer
8 813 (7.38%) Junior
9 717 (6.51%) Senior Developer
10 703 (6.39%) .NET Developer
11 690 (6.27%) Graduate Developer
12 591 (5.37%) Architect
13 582 (5.29%) C++ Software Engineer
14 517 (4.70%) Junior Developer
15 383 (3.48%) C# .NET Developer
16 375 (3.41%) Consultant
17 370 (3.36%) C++ Developer
18 362 (3.29%) JavaScript Developer
19 299 (2.72%) Graduate Software Engineer
20 294 (2.67%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1943 (17.65%) .NET
2 1900 (17.26%) HTML
3 1512 (13.73%) CSS
4 1108 (10.06%) AngularJS
5 914 (8.30%) ASP.NET
6 911 (8.27%) Web Services
7 734 (6.67%) XML
8 707 (6.42%) HTML5
9 679 (6.17%) jQuery
10 668 (6.07%) REST
11 646 (5.87%) Spring
12 587 (5.33%) RESTful
13 526 (4.78%) Node.js
14 503 (4.57%) .NET Framework
15 471 (4.28%) React
16 459 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
17 414 (3.76%) WCF
18 393 (3.57%) SOAP
19 377 (3.42%) ASP.NET Web API
20 376 (3.42%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1614 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
2 1048 (9.52%) Algorithms
3 764 (6.94%) Management Information System
4 501 (4.55%) User Experience
5 386 (3.51%) Fintech
6 365 (3.32%) Data Structures
7 353 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
8 350 (3.18%) Hedge funds
9 337 (3.06%) Mobile App
10 325 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
11 214 (1.94%) Data Centre
12 199 (1.81%) Client/Server
13 138 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
14 122 (1.11%) Derivative
15 112 (1.02%) Fixed Income
16 106 (0.96%) Robotics
17 102 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 100 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
19 96 (0.87%) Equities
20 91 (0.83%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2025 (18.39%) Linux
2 1697 (15.41%) Windows
3 744 (6.76%) Unix
4 348 (3.16%) Android
5 330 (3.00%) Windows Server
6 321 (2.92%) Apple iOS
7 139 (1.26%) Windows 10
8 122 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 115 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 114 (1.04%) Windows 7
11 92 (0.84%) CentOS
12 62 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
13 54 (0.49%) Ubuntu
14 53 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 47 (0.43%) Mac OS
16 44 (0.40%) Mac OS X
17 38 (0.35%) Solaris
18 35 (0.32%) Windows 8
19 33 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
20 28 (0.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3854 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3002 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 2639 (23.97%) Mathematics
4 1515 (13.76%) Scrum
5 1413 (12.83%) OO
6 1228 (11.15%) Physics
7 1188 (10.79%) TDD
8 1064 (9.66%) SDLC
9 994 (9.03%) MVC
10 946 (8.59%) Analytics
11 945 (8.58%) Test Automation
12 819 (7.44%) Machine Learning
13 813 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
14 783 (7.11%) Web Development
15 676 (6.14%) DevOps
16 670 (6.09%) Asset Management
17 668 (6.07%) Open Source
18 639 (5.80%) Project Management
19 586 (5.32%) OOP
20 566 (5.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3387 (30.76%) Java
2 2980 (27.07%) SQL
3 2594 (23.56%) JavaScript
4 2582 (23.45%) C#
5 2261 (20.54%) Python
6 2234 (20.29%) C++
7 1081 (9.82%) C
8 540 (4.90%) PHP
9 436 (3.96%) Ruby
10 427 (3.88%) R
11 331 (3.01%) Perl
12 329 (2.99%) Scala
13 290 (2.63%) MATLAB
14 270 (2.45%) PowerShell
15 254 (2.31%) T-SQL
16 223 (2.03%) Shell Script
17 201 (1.83%) Bash Shell
18 183 (1.66%) PL/SQL
19 159 (1.44%) VB.NET
20 158 (1.44%) Go
Qualifications
1 8720 (79.20%) Degree
2 4733 (42.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 607 (5.51%) PhD
4 495 (4.50%) Master's Degree
5 320 (2.91%) Numerate Degree
6 295 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 282 (2.56%) Security Cleared
8 225 (2.04%) CISSP
9 197 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
10 173 (1.57%) CISM
11 130 (1.18%) CCNA
12 129 (1.17%) SC Cleared
13 128 (1.16%) ISTQB
14 111 (1.01%) MCSE
15 97 (0.88%) HND
15 97 (0.88%) ISEB
16 95 (0.86%) CISA
17 93 (0.84%) MCP
18 77 (0.70%) CEH
19 74 (0.67%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 896 (8.14%) QA
2 136 (1.24%) SLA
3 110 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 71 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 46 (0.42%) Data Quality
6 40 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 37 (0.34%) PMO
8 31 (0.28%) GDPR
9 24 (0.22%) GCP
10 20 (0.18%) MiFID
10 20 (0.18%) MISRA
11 16 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
12 15 (0.14%) ECSS
13 14 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 11 (0.100%) COBIT
15 7 (0.064%) DO-178B
15 7 (0.064%) EMIR
15 7 (0.064%) FATCA
15 7 (0.064%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 7 (0.064%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 429 (3.90%) Docker
2 285 (2.59%) Active Directory
3 195 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 111 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
5 103 (0.94%) Firmware
6 91 (0.83%) Hyper-V
7 73 (0.66%) XenApp
8 62 (0.56%) XenDesktop
9 38 (0.35%) vSphere
10 36 (0.33%) HDFS
11 35 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
12 33 (0.30%) XenServer
13 27 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
14 21 (0.19%) Apache Flume
15 20 (0.18%) iptables
15 20 (0.18%) Xen
16 15 (0.14%) Ceph
16 15 (0.14%) Terminal Services
17 14 (0.13%) KVM
17 14 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 256 (2.33%) Ansible
2 211 (1.92%) Puppet
3 162 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
4 108 (0.98%) Kubernetes
5 64 (0.58%) Kibana
6 62 (0.56%) Nagios
7 60 (0.54%) Terraform
8 53 (0.48%) SCCM
9 48 (0.44%) Nessus
10 47 (0.43%) QRadar
11 43 (0.39%) CSIRT
12 32 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
13 31 (0.28%) Cacti
13 31 (0.28%) SCOM
14 30 (0.27%) Salt
15 28 (0.25%) Opsview
16 25 (0.23%) Grafana
16 25 (0.23%) SolarWinds Orion
17 24 (0.22%) Mesos
18 23 (0.21%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1433 (13.02%) Microsoft
2 1066 (9.68%) Oracle
3 338 (3.07%) Google
4 275 (2.50%) Cisco
5 267 (2.43%) VMware
6 205 (1.86%) SAP
7 180 (1.63%) Citrix
8 175 (1.59%) Tableau
9 155 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
10 137 (1.24%) HP
11 106 (0.96%) Red Hat
12 98 (0.89%) Sybase
13 87 (0.79%) Cadence
14 81 (0.74%) IBM
15 74 (0.67%) Juniper
16 63 (0.57%) Murex
16 63 (0.57%) Palo Alto
17 60 (0.54%) Splunk
18 54 (0.49%) Atlassian
19 52 (0.47%) Perforce