Period
to 18 January 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 January 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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 33 34
Rank change year-on-year -12 +1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 533 1,414 1,757
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.39% 6.11% 6.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.92% 6.77% 7.16%
Number of salaries quoted 433 1,220 1,525
Median annual salary £54,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +7.84% +2.00%

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 8,997 20,886 24,544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.97% 90.27% 91.71%
Number of salaries quoted 7,226 16,992 20,343
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,500 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 January 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 January 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
Thames Valley +3 301 £55,000 +22.22% 73
Berkshire +13 170 £57,500 - 26
Surrey -4 90 £55,000 +10.00% 19
Oxfordshire -5 90 £55,000 +37.50% 34
Hampshire -44 61 £42,500 -5.56% 29
West Sussex -4 51 £60,000 +57.89% 6
Buckinghamshire +18 41 £42,500 -10.53% 13
Kent +33 15 £32,500 +8.33% 9
East Sussex -21 15 £27,500 -31.25% 4
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 421 (78.99%) Degree
2 254 (47.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 205 (38.46%) C#
4 194 (36.40%) Software Engineering
5 175 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
6 174 (32.65%) JavaScript
7 164 (30.77%) .NET
8 162 (30.39%) SQL
9 140 (26.27%) Python
10 133 (24.95%) Java
11 125 (23.45%) Mathematics
12 103 (19.32%) TDD
13 101 (18.95%) Linux
14 100 (18.76%) Azure
15 95 (17.82%) C++
16 93 (17.45%) Docker
16 93 (17.45%) .NET Core
17 91 (17.07%) React
18 90 (16.89%) Analytical Skills
18 90 (16.89%) Microsoft
19 89 (16.70%) Git (software)
20 86 (16.14%) HTML
21 84 (15.76%) Problem-Solving
22 82 (15.38%) Physics
23 78 (14.63%) CSS
24 77 (14.45%) Vue.js
24 77 (14.45%) Kubernetes
25 71 (13.32%) Test Automation
26 70 (13.13%) SQL Server
27 66 (12.38%) Selenium

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 15 (2.81%) Apache
1 15 (2.81%) CMS
2 6 (1.13%) IIS
3 5 (0.94%) Confluence
3 5 (0.94%) SAS
4 4 (0.75%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.75%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.56%) Tornado
6 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.19%) Mathcad
5 1 (0.19%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.19%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.19%) Magento
1 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.19%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 100 (18.76%) Azure
2 50 (9.38%) AWS
3 34 (6.38%) SaaS
4 21 (3.94%) Power Platform
5 16 (3.00%) PaaS
6 14 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (2.25%) GCP
7 12 (2.25%) IaaS
8 11 (2.06%) Google Play
8 11 (2.06%) Veeva
9 9 (1.69%) BPaaS
9 9 (1.69%) Serverless
10 8 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.94%) Amazon EKS
12 5 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.94%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.94%) Office 365
12 5 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.56%) TCP/IP
2 18 (3.38%) Firewall
3 14 (2.63%) HTTP
4 10 (1.88%) VoIP
5 9 (1.69%) H.323
6 8 (1.50%) Network Security
6 8 (1.50%) Wireless
7 6 (1.13%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.94%) Bluetooth
8 5 (0.94%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.94%) Internet
8 5 (0.94%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.75%) SSL
9 4 (0.75%) WAN
10 3 (0.56%) LAN
10 3 (0.56%) WAAS
11 2 (0.38%) DNS
11 2 (0.38%) Skype
11 2 (0.38%) VPN
12 1 (0.19%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (13.13%) SQL Server
2 61 (11.44%) NoSQL
3 59 (11.07%) Relational Database
4 32 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (4.88%) MySQL
6 23 (4.32%) MongoDB
7 21 (3.94%) Power BI
8 18 (3.38%) Big Data
8 18 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (2.81%) RDBMS
10 12 (2.25%) Hadoop
11 11 (2.06%) Tableau
12 9 (1.69%) Redis
13 8 (1.50%) Data Mining
14 7 (1.31%) Apache Hive
15 6 (1.13%) DB2
16 5 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
16 5 (0.94%) BigQuery
16 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 89 (16.70%) Git (software)
2 66 (12.38%) Selenium
3 23 (4.32%) Jenkins
4 18 (3.38%) JIRA
5 17 (3.19%) Visual Studio
6 11 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.88%) Eclipse
8 7 (1.31%) Subversion
9 6 (1.13%) PHPUnit
9 6 (1.13%) TestRail
9 6 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.94%) GitLab
10 5 (0.94%) Metasploit
10 5 (0.94%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.75%) Gitweb
11 4 (0.75%) Mocha
11 4 (0.75%) WinAutomation
11 4 (0.75%) Zephyr
12 3 (0.56%) RSpec
12 3 (0.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 54 (10.13%) Finance
2 34 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 33 (6.19%) Electronics
4 20 (3.75%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.63%) Games
6 10 (1.88%) Marketing
7 8 (1.50%) Retail
8 5 (0.94%) Law
9 4 (0.75%) Korean Language
10 3 (0.56%) Banking
11 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.38%) Public Sector
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) Automotive
12 1 (0.19%) Billing
12 1 (0.19%) Local Government
12 1 (0.19%) Police
Job Titles
1 231 (43.34%) Developer
2 106 (19.89%) Software Developer
3 89 (16.70%) Software Engineer
4 52 (9.76%) .NET Developer
4 52 (9.76%) Architect
5 50 (9.38%) Junior
6 41 (7.69%) Graduate
7 34 (6.38%) Junior Developer
8 31 (5.82%) Analyst
8 31 (5.82%) Full Stack Developer
9 28 (5.25%) .NET Software Developer
10 27 (5.07%) C# Developer
11 26 (4.88%) Senior Developer
12 22 (4.13%) Data Engineer
12 22 (4.13%) Senior Software Developer
13 21 (3.94%) Python Engineer
14 20 (3.75%) Graduate Developer
15 18 (3.38%) Python Developer
16 17 (3.19%) Enterprise Architect
16 17 (3.19%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (30.77%) .NET
2 93 (17.45%) .NET Core
3 91 (17.07%) React
4 86 (16.14%) HTML
5 78 (14.63%) CSS
6 77 (14.45%) Vue.js
7 54 (10.13%) AngularJS
8 36 (6.75%) Web Services
9 35 (6.57%) .NET Framework
10 29 (5.44%) HTML5
11 25 (4.69%) REST
12 23 (4.32%) Node.js
13 21 (3.94%) Entity Framework
14 18 (3.38%) jQuery
15 17 (3.19%) Django
15 17 (3.19%) JSON
16 16 (3.00%) ASP.NET
16 16 (3.00%) WebRTC
17 13 (2.44%) RESTful
18 12 (2.25%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 90 (16.89%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (8.26%) Algorithms
3 40 (7.50%) Self-Motivation
4 36 (6.75%) Management Information System
5 29 (5.44%) Data Structures
6 28 (5.25%) Enterprise Software
7 24 (4.50%) LIMS
8 22 (4.13%) User Experience
9 21 (3.94%) Greenfield Project
9 21 (3.94%) Mobile App
10 17 (3.19%) Linux Command Line
11 14 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (2.06%) Virtual Team
13 9 (1.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 9 (1.69%) Public Cloud
14 8 (1.50%) Data Centre
14 8 (1.50%) Over-the-Top Content
14 8 (1.50%) PMI
15 7 (1.31%) AS400
15 7 (1.31%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 101 (18.95%) Linux
2 61 (11.44%) Windows
3 20 (3.75%) Android
4 17 (3.19%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.06%) Unix
6 7 (1.31%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.94%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.38%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.19%) MVS
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (36.40%) Software Engineering
2 175 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (23.45%) Mathematics
4 103 (19.32%) TDD
5 84 (15.76%) Problem-Solving
6 82 (15.38%) Physics
7 71 (13.32%) Test Automation
8 59 (11.07%) DevOps
8 59 (11.07%) Project Management
9 58 (10.88%) OO
10 57 (10.69%) Mentoring
11 44 (8.26%) Scrum
12 40 (7.50%) Microservices
12 40 (7.50%) Web Development
13 39 (7.32%) Machine Learning
14 37 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (6.57%) Data Science
16 32 (6.00%) Product Management
17 31 (5.82%) Workflow
18 30 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 205 (38.46%) C#
2 174 (32.65%) JavaScript
3 162 (30.39%) SQL
4 140 (26.27%) Python
5 133 (24.95%) Java
6 95 (17.82%) C++
7 31 (5.82%) C
8 29 (5.44%) PHP
9 27 (5.07%) VB
10 22 (4.13%) Go
11 21 (3.94%) R
12 13 (2.44%) Objective-C
12 13 (2.44%) Ruby
13 11 (2.06%) TypeScript
14 10 (1.88%) PowerShell
15 9 (1.69%) Scala
15 9 (1.69%) T-SQL
16 8 (1.50%) Bash Shell
17 6 (1.13%) Perl
17 6 (1.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 421 (78.99%) Degree
2 254 (47.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (4.69%) PhD
4 17 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (2.44%) ISTQB
6 12 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (2.06%) CCNP
7 11 (2.06%) PMI Certification
8 10 (1.88%) CISSP
8 10 (1.88%) Master's Degree
8 10 (1.88%) MCSE
9 9 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (1.50%) CCNA
10 8 (1.50%) CISM
11 7 (1.31%) Security Cleared
12 6 (1.13%) CISA
12 6 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (1.13%) PMP
13 4 (0.75%) CEH
13 4 (0.75%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (11.26%) QA
2 13 (2.44%) SLA
3 7 (1.31%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.75%) COBIT
5 3 (0.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.56%) COSO
5 3 (0.56%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.56%) ITGC
5 3 (0.56%) NIST
5 3 (0.56%) RMADS
6 2 (0.38%) CDISC
6 2 (0.38%) Good Clinical Practice
7 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 1 (0.19%) ISO17020
7 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 93 (17.45%) Docker
2 22 (4.13%) Hyper-V
3 16 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.63%) Firmware
5 10 (1.88%) Active Directory
6 7 (1.31%) KVM
7 6 (1.13%) XenApp
8 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.19%) HDFS
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 77 (14.45%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.13%) Ansible
3 6 (1.13%) Terraform
3 6 (1.13%) vCenter Server
4 5 (0.94%) Nessus
4 5 (0.94%) Nmap
5 2 (0.38%) Puppet
6 1 (0.19%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.19%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.19%) QRadar
6 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 90 (16.89%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.44%) SAP
3 16 (3.00%) Google
3 16 (3.00%) VMware
4 13 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (2.25%) Siebel
6 8 (1.50%) Apple
6 8 (1.50%) Oracle
7 6 (1.13%) Citrix
8 5 (0.94%) Altera
8 5 (0.94%) Perforce
8 5 (0.94%) Qualys
8 5 (0.94%) Xilinx
9 4 (0.75%) Automation Anywhere
9 4 (0.75%) Blue Prism
9 4 (0.75%) IBM
9 4 (0.75%) UiPath
10 3 (0.56%) Bloomberg
10 3 (0.56%) Cisco
10 3 (0.56%) NVIDIA