Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 35 33
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 7,049 9,182 10,759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.56% 5.99% 6.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.03% 6.52% 7.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5,331 7,277 8,367
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +1.06%

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 116,826 140,723 151,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.14% 91.83% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 92,785 112,928 120,577
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,375 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

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 October 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 17 October 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 -6 3,475 £67,500 +12.50% 614
South East +5 1,679 £45,000 +5.88% 277
North of England +19 618 £45,000 +9.76% 148
South West -10 441 £42,500 +3.66% 96
East of England -12 431 £50,000 +11.11% 181
North West +20 408 £47,500 +13.10% 87
Midlands -30 408 £43,500 +14.47% 131
West Midlands -19 291 £47,500 +37.68% 73
Yorkshire -41 148 £45,000 +12.50% 43
East Midlands -30 117 £38,750 -4.32% 55
North East +56 62 £45,000 +28.57% 18
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 5,431 (77.05%) Degree
2 3,006 (42.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 2,683 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
4 2,059 (29.21%) C#
5 1,932 (27.41%) Software Engineering
6 1,872 (26.56%) Java
7 1,861 (26.40%) SQL
8 1,743 (24.73%) JavaScript
9 1,704 (24.17%) Python
10 1,654 (23.46%) Mathematics
11 1,614 (22.90%) Finance
12 1,459 (20.70%) .NET
13 1,345 (19.08%) Problem-Solving
14 1,166 (16.54%) HTML
15 1,135 (16.10%) C++
16 1,098 (15.58%) Linux
17 1,057 (15.00%) AWS
18 1,017 (14.43%) Git (software)
19 965 (13.69%) CSS
20 962 (13.65%) Azure
21 934 (13.25%) SQL Server
22 867 (12.30%) Microsoft
23 857 (12.16%) DevOps
24 839 (11.90%) AngularJS
25 836 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
26 806 (11.43%) Windows
27 791 (11.22%) OO
28 758 (10.75%) Scrum
29 739 (10.48%) Test Automation
30 716 (10.16%) Docker

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
1 233 (3.31%) Apache Spark
2 172 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
3 145 (2.06%) Confluence
4 124 (1.76%) Apache
5 112 (1.59%) Tomcat
6 79 (1.12%) SAS
7 61 (0.87%) CMS
8 60 (0.85%) IIS
9 55 (0.78%) SharePoint
10 46 (0.65%) JBoss
11 45 (0.64%) nginx
12 34 (0.48%) MS Exchange
13 33 (0.47%) ArcGIS
14 31 (0.44%) Drupal
15 30 (0.43%) Apache Solr
16 27 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 26 (0.37%) Jupyter
18 21 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 21 (0.30%) WebSphere
18 21 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 166 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
2 144 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 72 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 45 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.18%) Sketch
8 11 (0.16%) InVision
9 9 (0.13%) SPSS
10 8 (0.11%) Simulink
11 7 (0.099%) GNU Octave
12 6 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (0.085%) ProjectWise
12 6 (0.085%) Stateflow
13 5 (0.071%) Chatbot
14 4 (0.057%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.057%) Zeplin
15 3 (0.043%) MicroStation
16 2 (0.028%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 33 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 20 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 18 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
4 16 (0.23%) thinkFolio
5 13 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
6 12 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
6 12 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
6 12 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 10 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
7 10 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 10 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 9 (0.13%) Primavera
9 8 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
10 7 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
11 6 (0.085%) HFM
11 6 (0.085%) Magento
11 6 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
11 6 (0.085%) WebTrends
12 5 (0.071%) Hyperion Planning
12 5 (0.071%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,057 (15.00%) AWS
2 962 (13.65%) Azure
3 300 (4.26%) SaaS
4 252 (3.57%) GCP
5 150 (2.13%) Power Platform
6 149 (2.11%) GitHub
7 140 (1.99%) Serverless
8 133 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
9 96 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
10 95 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
11 94 (1.33%) Office 365
12 77 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
13 57 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
13 57 (0.81%) IaaS
14 54 (0.77%) Amazon S3
14 54 (0.77%) PaaS
15 42 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
16 33 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
17 31 (0.44%) npm
18 30 (0.43%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 223 (3.16%) Firewall
2 178 (2.53%) HTTP
3 132 (1.87%) TCP/IP
4 128 (1.82%) Internet
5 86 (1.22%) DNS
6 85 (1.21%) WAN
7 84 (1.19%) LAN
8 83 (1.18%) VPN
9 60 (0.85%) Wireless
10 55 (0.78%) BGP
11 48 (0.68%) DHCP
12 45 (0.64%) SAN
13 43 (0.61%) Ethernet
14 42 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
15 36 (0.51%) Network Security
15 36 (0.51%) SSH
16 34 (0.48%) SSL
17 32 (0.45%) FTP
18 31 (0.44%) 3G
18 31 (0.44%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 934 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 405 (5.75%) Big Data
3 381 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 370 (5.25%) MySQL
5 307 (4.36%) NoSQL
6 258 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
7 192 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
8 183 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 179 (2.54%) Hadoop
10 174 (2.47%) MongoDB
11 167 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 143 (2.03%) Power BI
13 111 (1.57%) Redis
14 102 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 100 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
16 90 (1.28%) Data Mining
17 83 (1.18%) RDBMS
18 77 (1.09%) Oracle Database
19 73 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
20 68 (0.96%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,017 (14.43%) Git (software)
2 496 (7.04%) JIRA
3 417 (5.92%) Jenkins
4 263 (3.73%) Selenium
4 263 (3.73%) Visual Studio
5 219 (3.11%) Subversion
6 119 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 110 (1.56%) webpack
8 100 (1.42%) Eclipse
9 92 (1.31%) Maven
10 84 (1.19%) Bitbucket
10 84 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
11 83 (1.18%) TeamCity
12 81 (1.15%) Cucumber
13 75 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 66 (0.94%) JUnit
15 64 (0.91%) Mocha
16 63 (0.89%) Gradle
17 52 (0.74%) Jasmine
18 49 (0.70%) CircleCI
General
1 1,614 (22.90%) Finance
2 421 (5.97%) Banking
3 385 (5.46%) Marketing
4 342 (4.85%) Retail
5 278 (3.94%) Games
6 231 (3.28%) Front Office
7 199 (2.82%) Electronics
8 153 (2.17%) Telecoms
9 135 (1.92%) Investment Banking
10 128 (1.82%) Public Sector
11 113 (1.60%) Manufacturing
12 101 (1.43%) Advertising
13 94 (1.33%) French Language
14 86 (1.22%) Law
15 81 (1.15%) Legal
16 79 (1.12%) Automotive
17 78 (1.11%) German Language
18 72 (1.02%) Financial Institution
19 57 (0.81%) Aerospace
20 55 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,965 (42.06%) Developer
2 994 (14.10%) Software Engineer
3 750 (10.64%) Graduate
4 604 (8.57%) Senior Developer
5 602 (8.54%) Junior
6 595 (8.44%) Software Developer
7 519 (7.36%) C# Developer
8 468 (6.64%) Java Developer
9 466 (6.61%) Analyst
10 448 (6.36%) .NET Developer
11 418 (5.93%) Graduate Developer
12 375 (5.32%) Junior Developer
13 300 (4.26%) Architect
14 264 (3.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 251 (3.56%) Consultant
16 235 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
17 228 (3.23%) Python Developer
18 224 (3.18%) Data Scientist
19 185 (2.62%) Senior Software Engineer
20 173 (2.45%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,459 (20.70%) .NET
2 1,166 (16.54%) HTML
3 965 (13.69%) CSS
4 839 (11.90%) AngularJS
5 620 (8.80%) React
6 575 (8.16%) REST
7 517 (7.33%) HTML5
8 491 (6.97%) Web Services
9 489 (6.94%) ASP.NET
10 431 (6.11%) Node.js
11 390 (5.53%) jQuery
12 343 (4.87%) Spring
13 317 (4.50%) XML
14 249 (3.53%) RESTful
15 223 (3.16%) JSON
16 221 (3.14%) CSS3
17 212 (3.01%) .NET Framework
18 208 (2.95%) Redux
19 186 (2.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 181 (2.57%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 836 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 674 (9.56%) Algorithms
3 505 (7.16%) User Experience
4 372 (5.28%) Self-Motivation
5 347 (4.92%) Hedge funds
6 340 (4.82%) Data Structures
7 289 (4.10%) Management Information System
8 263 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
9 182 (2.58%) Mobile App
10 170 (2.41%) Fixed Income
11 137 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
12 122 (1.73%) Virtual Team
13 114 (1.62%) Derivative
14 94 (1.33%) Data Centre
14 94 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 81 (1.15%) Public Cloud
16 80 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
17 67 (0.95%) Robotics
17 67 (0.95%) Smartphone
18 66 (0.94%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1,098 (15.58%) Linux
2 806 (11.43%) Windows
3 230 (3.26%) Unix
4 196 (2.78%) Android
5 127 (1.80%) Windows Server
6 108 (1.53%) Apple iOS
7 67 (0.95%) Ubuntu
8 60 (0.85%) CentOS
9 55 (0.78%) Debian
10 54 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 42 (0.60%) Windows 10
12 35 (0.50%) Windows 7
13 32 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
13 32 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
14 28 (0.40%) Mac OS
15 22 (0.31%) VMS
15 22 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
16 18 (0.26%) AIX
16 18 (0.26%) SUSE
17 11 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,683 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1,932 (27.41%) Software Engineering
3 1,654 (23.46%) Mathematics
4 1,345 (19.08%) Problem-Solving
5 857 (12.16%) DevOps
6 791 (11.22%) OO
7 758 (10.75%) Scrum
8 739 (10.48%) Test Automation
9 666 (9.45%) Physics
10 647 (9.18%) TDD
11 627 (8.89%) Machine Learning
12 620 (8.80%) Analytics
13 608 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
14 595 (8.44%) SDLC
15 576 (8.17%) Fintech
16 574 (8.14%) Microservices
17 557 (7.90%) Data Science
18 479 (6.80%) Mentoring
19 464 (6.58%) MVC
20 454 (6.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2,059 (29.21%) C#
2 1,872 (26.56%) Java
3 1,861 (26.40%) SQL
4 1,743 (24.73%) JavaScript
5 1,704 (24.17%) Python
6 1,135 (16.10%) C++
7 513 (7.28%) C
8 405 (5.75%) PHP
9 315 (4.47%) R
10 267 (3.79%) TypeScript
11 252 (3.57%) Scala
12 227 (3.22%) T-SQL
13 210 (2.98%) PowerShell
14 180 (2.55%) Ruby
15 154 (2.18%) ES6
16 141 (2.00%) Java 8
17 140 (1.99%) Go
18 137 (1.94%) Bash Shell
19 135 (1.92%) MATLAB
20 113 (1.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5,431 (77.05%) Degree
2 3,006 (42.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 295 (4.18%) Master's Degree
4 276 (3.92%) PhD
5 228 (3.23%) Security Cleared
6 151 (2.14%) Numerate Degree
7 106 (1.50%) DV Cleared
8 105 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
8 105 (1.49%) SC Cleared
9 84 (1.19%) CISSP
10 80 (1.13%) ISTQB
11 74 (1.05%) CCNP
12 67 (0.95%) HND
13 56 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
14 55 (0.78%) CISM
15 48 (0.68%) CCNA
16 39 (0.55%) MCSE
17 38 (0.54%) AWS Certification
18 33 (0.47%) PMI Certification
19 32 (0.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 507 (7.19%) QA
2 64 (0.91%) Data Quality
2 64 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (0.85%) SLA
4 47 (0.67%) GDPR
5 36 (0.51%) NIST
6 30 (0.43%) PMO
7 29 (0.41%) PCI DSS
8 15 (0.21%) NCSC
9 14 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 13 (0.18%) Basel II
10 13 (0.18%) COBIT
10 13 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
11 12 (0.17%) IFRS
11 12 (0.17%) IFRS 9
12 10 (0.14%) GAMP
12 10 (0.14%) ISO 26262
12 10 (0.14%) MISRA
13 9 (0.13%) IEC 61508
14 8 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 716 (10.16%) Docker
2 148 (2.10%) Active Directory
3 105 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 81 (1.15%) Firmware
5 71 (1.01%) Hyper-V
6 55 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
8 22 (0.31%) Varnish
9 21 (0.30%) VirtualBox
10 14 (0.20%) vSphere
11 10 (0.14%) HDFS
12 8 (0.11%) VMware NSX
13 7 (0.099%) GlusterFS
13 7 (0.099%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (0.099%) XenApp
13 7 (0.099%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (0.071%) Xen
16 4 (0.057%) GridGain
16 4 (0.057%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 455 (6.45%) Kubernetes
2 232 (3.29%) Ansible
3 225 (3.19%) Terraform
4 193 (2.74%) Puppet
5 117 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
6 52 (0.74%) Packer
7 42 (0.60%) Salt
8 37 (0.52%) Nagios
9 36 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
10 35 (0.50%) SQL Sentry
11 31 (0.44%) Mesos
12 27 (0.38%) Consul
13 23 (0.33%) EnCase
14 21 (0.30%) FTK
15 20 (0.28%) SCCM
16 19 (0.27%) Kibana
17 16 (0.23%) Grafana
17 16 (0.23%) Graphite
17 16 (0.23%) ZABBIX
18 15 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 867 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 502 (7.12%) Oracle
3 273 (3.87%) Google
4 164 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
5 160 (2.27%) VMware
6 150 (2.13%) Cisco
7 121 (1.72%) Tableau
8 115 (1.63%) SAP
9 110 (1.56%) Sage
10 71 (1.01%) Atlassian
11 64 (0.91%) Citrix
12 45 (0.64%) Dell
13 43 (0.61%) Adobe
14 42 (0.60%) HP
15 40 (0.57%) Splunk
15 40 (0.57%) Zend
16 38 (0.54%) Red Hat
17 37 (0.52%) TIBCO
18 36 (0.51%) Apple
18 36 (0.51%) Juniper