Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Computer Scientist was £27,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Scientist
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1149 1183 1263
Rank change year-on-year +34 +80 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Computer Scientist 10 2 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.006% 0.001% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.001% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 15
England median annual salary £27,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -46.00% +25.00% -27.27%
10th Percentile £23,125 £45,000 £36,750
90th Percentile £61,375 £55,000 £47,500
UK median annual salary £27,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -46.00% +25.00% -27.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 160513 172941 198856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 129735 146008 166765
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Computer Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Computer Scientist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Scientist in England

Computer Scientist
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Scientist in England.

Salary trend for Computer Scientist in England

Computer Scientist
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Scientist in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Computer Scientist in England

Computer Scientist
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 Scientist within the England region over the 6 months to 18 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
South West - 9 £27,000 -
North of England - 1 £57,500 -
North West - 1 £57,500 -
Computer Scientist
UK

Computer Scientist Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Computer Scientist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Computer Scientist in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) C++
2 8 (80.00%) Mathematics
3 7 (70.00%) Java
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 7 (70.00%) XML
3 7 (70.00%) OO
3 7 (70.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (70.00%) SDLC
4 3 (30.00%) Computer Vision
4 3 (30.00%) Algorithms
4 3 (30.00%) Machine Learning
4 3 (30.00%) Python
5 2 (20.00%) PhD
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) C
5 2 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (20.00%) OpenCV
6 1 (10.00%) Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) Deep Learning
6 1 (10.00%) Signal Processing
6 1 (10.00%) R
6 1 (10.00%) WebGL
6 1 (10.00%) Physics
6 1 (10.00%) Clustering
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Neural Network
6 1 (10.00%) ETL
6 1 (10.00%) OpenGL

Computer Scientist Skill Set
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:

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) OpenCV
3 1 (10.00%) OpenGL
3 1 (10.00%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (30.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Mathematics
2 7 (70.00%) OO
2 7 (70.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) Computer Vision
3 3 (30.00%) Machine Learning
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Deep Learning
4 1 (10.00%) ETL
4 1 (10.00%) Neural Network
4 1 (10.00%) Physics
4 1 (10.00%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C++
2 7 (70.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) PhD