Period
to 18 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 29 44 33
Rank change year-on-year +15 -11 +6
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 1,501 435 1,676
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 8.39% 5.53% 6.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.98% 6.00% 7.22%
Number of salaries quoted 715 355 1,409
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £33,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +10.00%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 16,714 7,245 23,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.46% 92.02% 91.23%
Number of salaries quoted 11,300 6,020 18,896
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,371 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Computer Science as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in the South East

Computer Science
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Computer Science in the South East.

Salary trend for Computer Science in the South East

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Computer Science in the South East over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in the South East

Computer Science
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 October 2021. 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
Hampshire +57 563 £50,000 +47.06% 47
Thames Valley -5 538 £50,000 - 113
Berkshire +1 295 £55,000 +10.00% 50
Surrey +17 196 £41,500 -27.83% 37
Oxfordshire +5 187 £42,500 -15.00% 36
West Sussex +5 66 £47,500 -9.52% 15
East Sussex -3 63 £50,000 +100.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -18 59 £55,000 +29.41% 27
Kent -2 56 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Isle of Wight - 5 £33,000 -
Middlesex - 4 - - 1
Home Counties - 2 £85,000 -
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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 South East region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 1,276 (85.01%) Degree
2 727 (48.43%) Agile Software Development
3 670 (44.64%) Software Engineering
4 562 (37.44%) Java
5 560 (37.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 499 (33.24%) Linux
7 462 (30.78%) Python
8 445 (29.65%) Finance
9 438 (29.18%) Full Stack Development
10 431 (28.71%) DevOps
11 396 (26.38%) JavaScript
12 393 (26.18%) React
13 376 (25.05%) Git (software)
13 376 (25.05%) AWS
14 367 (24.45%) AngularJS
15 361 (24.05%) Law
16 341 (22.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 340 (22.65%) Node.js
18 339 (22.58%) CSS
19 338 (22.52%) Social Skills
20 335 (22.32%) C#
21 329 (21.92%) Banking
22 326 (21.72%) Jenkins
23 321 (21.39%) Microservices
23 321 (21.39%) Ansible
24 320 (21.32%) Digital Banking
25 317 (21.12%) Spring
26 316 (21.05%) Azure
27 309 (20.59%) TDD
27 309 (20.59%) SQL

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 232 (15.46%) Apache Spark
2 211 (14.06%) GemFire
3 196 (13.06%) Apache
4 81 (5.40%) Cloud Foundry
5 59 (3.93%) SAS
6 54 (3.60%) Elasticsearch
7 36 (2.40%) MS Exchange
8 31 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (1.07%) Confluence
9 16 (1.07%) SharePoint
10 13 (0.87%) OpenStack
11 11 (0.73%) Jupyter
12 9 (0.60%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.47%) Appian
14 6 (0.40%) Tornado
14 6 (0.40%) WordPress
15 4 (0.27%) Documentum
15 4 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.27%) Oracle Spatial
16 3 (0.20%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.40%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.13%) Windchill
6 1 (0.067%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.067%) Figma
6 1 (0.067%) Sketch
6 1 (0.067%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.60%) NetSuite
2 6 (0.40%) Magento
3 4 (0.27%) TrackWise
3 4 (0.27%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.067%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.067%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 376 (25.05%) AWS
2 316 (21.05%) Azure
3 252 (16.79%) GitHub
4 175 (11.66%) Amazon Kinesis
5 116 (7.73%) GCP
6 107 (7.13%) SaaS
7 74 (4.93%) OpenShift
8 56 (3.73%) Serverless
9 55 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
10 50 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
11 49 (3.26%) PaaS
12 43 (2.86%) Microsoft 365
13 33 (2.20%) Power Platform
14 18 (1.20%) NuGet
15 15 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
16 13 (0.87%) Google Analytics
17 9 (0.60%) Amazon EKS
17 9 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
17 9 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
17 9 (0.60%) Azure Service Fabric
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.46%) Firewall
2 48 (3.20%) VPN
3 38 (2.53%) HTTP
4 35 (2.33%) DNS
5 30 (2.00%) Calico
5 30 (2.00%) DHCP
6 29 (1.93%) Internet
7 26 (1.73%) TCP/IP
8 21 (1.40%) IPsec
9 18 (1.20%) BGP
9 18 (1.20%) Wireshark
10 16 (1.07%) Ethernet
11 14 (0.93%) MQTT
11 14 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (0.87%) 4G
13 11 (0.73%) 3G
13 11 (0.73%) IPv6
14 10 (0.67%) SMTP
14 10 (0.67%) VLAN
14 10 (0.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (17.85%) Relational Database
2 252 (16.79%) PostgreSQL
3 248 (16.52%) NoSQL
4 229 (15.26%) HBase
4 229 (15.26%) MariaDB
5 186 (12.39%) Big Data
6 180 (11.99%) Redis
7 90 (6.00%) SQL Server
8 70 (4.66%) MySQL
9 55 (3.66%) Hadoop
10 49 (3.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 25 (1.67%) Base SAS
12 19 (1.27%) Metadata
13 18 (1.20%) RDBMS
14 17 (1.13%) Power BI
15 16 (1.07%) Tableau
16 15 (1.00%) MongoDB
17 14 (0.93%) Data Mining
18 11 (0.73%) Data Lake
19 10 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 376 (25.05%) Git (software)
2 326 (21.72%) Jenkins
3 233 (15.52%) Gradle
4 232 (15.46%) Protractor
5 224 (14.92%) Cucumber
6 211 (14.06%) Cypress.io
6 211 (14.06%) Sonatype Nexus
7 202 (13.46%) Storybook
8 189 (12.59%) Eclipse
9 188 (12.52%) JUnit
10 184 (12.26%) IntelliJ
11 174 (11.59%) Mockito
12 134 (8.93%) Artifactory
13 112 (7.46%) Selenium
14 83 (5.53%) SonarQube
15 65 (4.33%) JIRA
16 36 (2.40%) Subversion
17 31 (2.07%) SpecFlow
18 30 (2.00%) gulp
19 20 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 445 (29.65%) Finance
2 361 (24.05%) Law
3 341 (22.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 338 (22.52%) Social Skills
5 329 (21.92%) Banking
6 144 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
7 68 (4.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 66 (4.40%) Marketing
9 57 (3.80%) Presentation Skills
10 49 (3.26%) Telecoms
11 43 (2.86%) Legal
12 41 (2.73%) Public Sector
13 38 (2.53%) Manufacturing
14 30 (2.00%) Electronics
14 30 (2.00%) Organisational Skills
14 30 (2.00%) Retail
14 30 (2.00%) Spanish Language
15 25 (1.67%) French Language
16 24 (1.60%) Automotive
16 24 (1.60%) German Language
Job Titles
1 482 (32.11%) Developer
2 442 (29.45%) Software Engineer
3 198 (13.19%) Software Developer
4 148 (9.86%) Principal Engineer
5 137 (9.13%) Principal Software Engineer
6 125 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
7 75 (5.00%) Analyst
8 71 (4.73%) Graduate
8 71 (4.73%) Lead Developer
9 68 (4.53%) Architect
10 65 (4.33%) Lead Software Engineer
11 61 (4.06%) Junior
12 58 (3.86%) Lead Software Developer
13 55 (3.66%) Senior Developer
14 53 (3.53%) Full Stack Developer
14 53 (3.53%) Programmer
15 51 (3.40%) Java Developer
16 50 (3.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 50 (3.33%) Statistical Programmer
17 48 (3.20%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 393 (26.18%) React
2 367 (24.45%) AngularJS
3 340 (22.65%) Node.js
4 339 (22.58%) CSS
5 317 (21.12%) Spring
6 281 (18.72%) Kafka
7 231 (15.39%) RESTful
8 228 (15.19%) .NET
8 228 (15.19%) RabbitMQ
9 215 (14.32%) Redux
10 212 (14.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 210 (13.99%) JSON
12 204 (13.59%) Express
12 204 (13.59%) WireMock
13 202 (13.46%) Tailwind CSS
14 185 (12.33%) Web Services
15 181 (12.06%) Spark Streaming
16 175 (11.66%) Play Framework
17 154 (10.26%) HTML
18 147 (9.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 228 (15.19%) Linux Command Line
2 214 (14.26%) User Experience
3 207 (13.79%) Self-Motivation
4 112 (7.46%) Algorithms
5 107 (7.13%) Life Science
6 100 (6.66%) Management Information System
7 58 (3.86%) Data Structures
7 58 (3.86%) Mobile App
8 36 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
8 36 (2.40%) Virtual Team
9 28 (1.87%) Cloud Native
10 25 (1.67%) Robotics
11 18 (1.20%) Data Centre
11 18 (1.20%) Device Driver
12 17 (1.13%) Clustering
13 16 (1.07%) Embedded Systems
14 15 (1.00%) Biotechnology
14 15 (1.00%) Renewable Energy
15 14 (0.93%) NHS
16 12 (0.80%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 499 (33.24%) Linux
2 297 (19.79%) Unix
3 170 (11.33%) Windows
4 67 (4.46%) Android
5 42 (2.80%) Apple iOS
6 37 (2.47%) Windows Server
7 28 (1.87%) Windows Server 2019
8 27 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (1.73%) Ubuntu
9 26 (1.73%) Windows Server 2016
10 17 (1.13%) Embedded Linux
11 15 (1.00%) Mac OS
11 15 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.87%) Fedora
13 9 (0.60%) Windows 10
14 7 (0.47%) SUSE
15 6 (0.40%) VMS
16 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
17 1 (0.067%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 727 (48.43%) Agile Software Development
2 670 (44.64%) Software Engineering
3 438 (29.18%) Full Stack Development
4 431 (28.71%) DevOps
5 321 (21.39%) Microservices
6 320 (21.32%) Digital Banking
7 309 (20.59%) TDD
8 290 (19.32%) Mathematics
9 258 (17.19%) Scrum
10 241 (16.06%) OO
11 233 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
12 229 (15.26%) Validation
13 218 (14.52%) Business Continuity
14 202 (13.46%) Cross-Browser Testing
15 188 (12.52%) Software Testing
16 175 (11.66%) Test Automation
17 170 (11.33%) Mentoring
18 169 (11.26%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 167 (11.13%) High Availability
20 166 (11.06%) Clean Code
Programming Languages
1 562 (37.44%) Java
2 462 (30.78%) Python
3 396 (26.38%) JavaScript
4 335 (22.32%) C#
5 309 (20.59%) SQL
6 216 (14.39%) Shell Script
7 187 (12.46%) C++
8 184 (12.26%) Groovy
9 105 (7.00%) C
10 85 (5.66%) Bash Shell
11 68 (4.53%) PHP
12 61 (4.06%) Go
13 59 (3.93%) PowerShell
14 55 (3.66%) TypeScript
15 35 (2.33%) Perl
16 32 (2.13%) Kotlin
16 32 (2.13%) R
16 32 (2.13%) Ruby
17 25 (1.67%) SAS Macro
18 24 (1.60%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1,276 (85.01%) Degree
2 560 (37.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 207 (13.79%) OCP
3 207 (13.79%) Oracle Certification
4 83 (5.53%) Master's Degree
5 41 (2.73%) Security Cleared
6 30 (2.00%) CISSP
7 29 (1.93%) Numerate Degree
7 29 (1.93%) PhD
8 23 (1.53%) HND
8 23 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (1.33%) PMP
11 18 (1.20%) CISM
12 17 (1.13%) PMI Certification
13 14 (0.93%) AWS Certification
13 14 (0.93%) CCNA
13 14 (0.93%) CEH
14 13 (0.87%) TOGAF Certification
15 10 (0.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (6.93%) QA
2 57 (3.80%) SLA
3 26 (1.73%) Good Clinical Practice
4 25 (1.67%) CDISC
4 25 (1.67%) Data Quality
5 15 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.60%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.40%) GDPR
8 6 (0.40%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.33%) GLP
9 5 (0.33%) GMP
10 4 (0.27%) ISO 13485
10 4 (0.27%) RMADS
11 3 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 3 (0.20%) GxP
11 3 (0.20%) HL7
12 1 (0.067%) DICOM
12 1 (0.067%) IFRS
12 1 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 185 (12.33%) HDFS
2 184 (12.26%) Docker
3 165 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (3.20%) Active Directory
5 33 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (1.00%) Firmware
7 12 (0.80%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.27%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.20%) NFS
11 2 (0.13%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.13%) KVM
11 2 (0.13%) LXC
11 2 (0.13%) Samba
11 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.067%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 321 (21.39%) Ansible
2 153 (10.19%) Kubernetes
3 122 (8.13%) Opscode Chef
4 86 (5.73%) Terraform
5 36 (2.40%) Grafana
6 30 (2.00%) Kibana
7 29 (1.93%) Puppet
8 7 (0.47%) Rancher
9 6 (0.40%) CSIRT
10 4 (0.27%) Kubeflow
10 4 (0.27%) Opsview
11 3 (0.20%) Nessus
12 2 (0.13%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
12 2 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.067%) EMC NetWorker
13 1 (0.067%) FortiGate
13 1 (0.067%) Marathon
13 1 (0.067%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.067%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 225 (14.99%) VMware
2 202 (13.46%) Okta
3 168 (11.19%) Microsoft
4 99 (6.60%) Oracle
5 51 (3.40%) Cisco
6 40 (2.66%) Google
7 36 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (1.53%) Citrix
9 19 (1.27%) PayPal
9 19 (1.27%) SAP
10 15 (1.00%) MuleSoft
10 15 (1.00%) Red Hat
11 14 (0.93%) Splunk
12 11 (0.73%) YouTube
13 10 (0.67%) Apple
13 10 (0.67%) Aruba
14 9 (0.60%) Meraki
14 9 (0.60%) Remedy
14 9 (0.60%) Xamarin
14 9 (0.60%) Zscaler