Period
to 21 September 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 21 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 33 40
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7 +1
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 1912 2463 2527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.59% 6.82% 6.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.45% 17.48% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1688 2275 2138
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £65,000
England 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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 10959 14093 16614
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 37.77% 39.01% 39.42%
Number of salaries quoted 8971 11636 13278
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the South East over the 6 months to 21 September 2017.

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 21 September 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
Thames Valley +9 881 £37,500 -11.76% 67
Berkshire -1 348 £40,000 -11.11% 38
Oxfordshire +9 333 £37,500 -13.79% 24
Surrey -13 315 £45,000 +2.27% 14
Hampshire -18 298 £35,000 -9.09% 29
Buckinghamshire +13 201 £35,000 -6.67% 5
West Sussex -7 199 £37,500 -1.32% 5
East Sussex -17 90 £44,000 +46.67% 8
Kent +14 73 £30,250 -28.82% 2
Middlesex +4 29 £22,000 -42.11%
M4 Corridor - 11 - -
Sussex -1 7 - - 1
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 South East region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 1561 (81.64%) Degree
2 730 (38.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 613 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
4 580 (30.33%) Software Engineering
5 554 (28.97%) C#
6 532 (27.82%) Java
7 522 (27.30%) C++
8 515 (26.94%) SQL
9 502 (26.26%) JavaScript
10 455 (23.80%) .NET
11 453 (23.69%) Linux
12 425 (22.23%) Mathematics
13 423 (22.12%) CSS
14 412 (21.55%) HTML
15 378 (19.77%) Windows
16 330 (17.26%) Microsoft
17 289 (15.12%) C
18 278 (14.54%) SQL Server
19 276 (14.44%) Python
20 251 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
21 246 (12.87%) ASP.NET
22 240 (12.55%) OO
23 224 (11.72%) Web Services
24 217 (11.35%) Web Development
25 208 (10.88%) AngularJS
26 197 (10.30%) Physics
27 190 (9.94%) MVC
28 189 (9.88%) Test Automation
29 180 (9.41%) Finance
30 178 (9.31%) Scrum

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 47 (2.46%) Apache
2 45 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
3 39 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 34 (1.78%) IIS
5 27 (1.41%) Tomcat
6 19 (0.99%) Apache Spark
7 12 (0.63%) CMS
7 12 (0.63%) OpenStack
8 9 (0.47%) WordPress
9 8 (0.42%) Apache Pig
9 8 (0.42%) SAS
10 7 (0.37%) nginx
10 7 (0.37%) SugarCRM
11 6 (0.31%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.31%) Drupal
11 6 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.31%) JBoss
12 5 (0.26%) ArcGIS
12 5 (0.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 70 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.31%) Maple
9 2 (0.10%) Mathcad
9 2 (0.10%) Simulink
10 1 (0.052%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.052%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 12 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.47%) SAP ERP
2 9 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 7 (0.37%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.31%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.31%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.10%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.052%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.052%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 156 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
2 127 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (5.07%) SaaS
4 31 (1.62%) Office 365
5 28 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (1.15%) PaaS
7 18 (0.94%) Datadog
8 17 (0.89%) npm
9 13 (0.68%) Force.com
9 13 (0.68%) IaaS
10 11 (0.58%) GitHub
11 10 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.47%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.42%) Azure Machine Learning
14 5 (0.26%) G Suite
15 3 (0.16%) OneDrive
16 2 (0.10%) Amazon S3
16 2 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
16 2 (0.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 2 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 88 (4.60%) Firewall
2 72 (3.77%) TCP/IP
3 65 (3.40%) DNS
4 63 (3.29%) Internet
5 49 (2.56%) WAN
6 48 (2.51%) Network Security
7 44 (2.30%) LAN
8 41 (2.14%) DHCP
9 37 (1.94%) VPN
10 33 (1.73%) SAN
11 32 (1.67%) Wireless
12 31 (1.62%) BGP
13 26 (1.36%) Ethernet
13 26 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
14 24 (1.26%) OSPF
14 24 (1.26%) SSL
15 23 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
16 22 (1.15%) HTTP
17 20 (1.05%) NFC
18 19 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (14.54%) SQL Server
2 113 (5.91%) Relational Database
3 104 (5.44%) Big Data
4 76 (3.97%) MySQL
5 59 (3.09%) MongoDB
6 50 (2.62%) NoSQL
7 42 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 36 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
10 31 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
11 28 (1.46%) GIS
11 28 (1.46%) Hadoop
11 28 (1.46%) Power BI
11 28 (1.46%) Redis
12 25 (1.31%) Data Mining
13 24 (1.26%) Oracle Database
14 20 (1.05%) Data Lake
15 15 (0.78%) MS Access
16 13 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
17 12 (0.63%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 153 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 112 (5.86%) Visual Studio
3 70 (3.66%) Selenium
4 61 (3.19%) JIRA
5 57 (2.98%) Jenkins
6 49 (2.56%) JUnit
7 43 (2.25%) Maven
8 40 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 35 (1.83%) WebDriver
10 32 (1.67%) Eclipse
11 31 (1.62%) Subversion
12 30 (1.57%) JMeter
13 28 (1.46%) SoapUI
14 23 (1.20%) Cucumber
15 20 (1.05%) Ant
16 19 (0.99%) gulp
16 19 (0.99%) TeamCity
17 17 (0.89%) IntelliJ
17 17 (0.89%) Metasploit
18 14 (0.73%) TestNG
General
1 180 (9.41%) Finance
2 147 (7.69%) Electronics
3 144 (7.53%) Telecoms
4 85 (4.45%) Marketing
5 57 (2.98%) Retail
6 50 (2.62%) Games
7 40 (2.09%) Automotive
8 37 (1.94%) Banking
9 35 (1.83%) Manufacturing
10 31 (1.62%) German Language
11 26 (1.36%) Front Office
12 22 (1.15%) Advertising
12 22 (1.15%) Digital Economy
13 16 (0.84%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.73%) Retail Banking
15 13 (0.68%) Legal
16 12 (0.63%) Aerospace
17 11 (0.58%) Billing
17 11 (0.58%) Publishing
18 8 (0.42%) French Language
Job Titles
1 780 (40.79%) Developer
2 362 (18.93%) Graduate
3 284 (14.85%) Software Engineer
4 214 (11.19%) Software Developer
5 213 (11.14%) Junior
6 189 (9.88%) Analyst
7 187 (9.78%) .NET Developer
8 174 (9.10%) Graduate Developer
9 147 (7.69%) C# Developer
10 135 (7.06%) Java Developer
11 127 (6.64%) Junior Developer
12 115 (6.01%) Senior Developer
13 113 (5.91%) C++ Software Engineer
14 107 (5.60%) Web Developer
15 94 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
16 91 (4.76%) Consultant
17 73 (3.82%) Graduate Software Engineer
18 71 (3.71%) Administrator
19 64 (3.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 63 (3.29%) IT Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 455 (23.80%) .NET
2 423 (22.12%) CSS
3 412 (21.55%) HTML
4 246 (12.87%) ASP.NET
5 224 (11.72%) Web Services
6 208 (10.88%) AngularJS
7 172 (9.00%) jQuery
8 136 (7.11%) XML
9 115 (6.01%) HTML5
10 114 (5.96%) REST
11 112 (5.86%) ASP.NET MVC
12 107 (5.60%) RESTful
13 102 (5.33%) Node.js
14 87 (4.55%) SOAP
15 86 (4.50%) Ajax
16 84 (4.39%) .NET Framework
17 81 (4.24%) ASP.NET Web API
17 81 (4.24%) CSS3
18 66 (3.45%) Spring
19 65 (3.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 251 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
2 138 (7.22%) Algorithms
3 102 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 86 (4.50%) User Experience
5 61 (3.19%) Mobile App
6 58 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
7 51 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
8 50 (2.62%) Data Centre
9 35 (1.83%) Contactless
10 32 (1.67%) Client/Server
10 32 (1.67%) PKI
11 31 (1.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 30 (1.57%) Data Structures
13 24 (1.26%) Fintech
14 23 (1.20%) Driving Licence
15 20 (1.05%) Digital Currency
15 20 (1.05%) EMV
15 20 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
15 20 (1.05%) NHS
15 20 (1.05%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 453 (23.69%) Linux
2 378 (19.77%) Windows
3 131 (6.85%) Unix
4 51 (2.67%) Android
5 44 (2.30%) VxWorks
6 40 (2.09%) CentOS
7 39 (2.04%) Windows Server
8 34 (1.78%) Apple iOS
9 33 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (0.99%) Mac OS X
11 18 (0.94%) Embedded Linux
12 15 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.73%) Mac OS
14 12 (0.63%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.52%) Solaris
15 10 (0.52%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.47%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
18 6 (0.31%) CoreOS
19 5 (0.26%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 613 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
2 580 (30.33%) Software Engineering
3 425 (22.23%) Mathematics
4 240 (12.55%) OO
5 217 (11.35%) Web Development
6 197 (10.30%) Physics
7 190 (9.94%) MVC
8 189 (9.88%) Test Automation
9 178 (9.31%) Scrum
10 170 (8.89%) TDD
11 121 (6.33%) SDLC
12 119 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
13 115 (6.01%) ITIL
14 114 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
15 112 (5.86%) Analytics
16 106 (5.54%) Multithreading
17 105 (5.49%) Mentoring
18 103 (5.39%) Cybersecurity
19 101 (5.28%) Project Management
20 96 (5.02%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 554 (28.97%) C#
2 532 (27.82%) Java
3 522 (27.30%) C++
4 515 (26.94%) SQL
5 502 (26.26%) JavaScript
6 289 (15.12%) C
7 276 (14.44%) Python
8 138 (7.22%) PHP
9 90 (4.71%) Perl
10 74 (3.87%) Shell Script
11 71 (3.71%) Ruby
12 58 (3.03%) PowerShell
12 58 (3.03%) VB.NET
13 57 (2.98%) R
14 55 (2.88%) MATLAB
15 50 (2.62%) T-SQL
16 42 (2.20%) PL/SQL
17 31 (1.62%) Embedded C
17 31 (1.62%) F#
17 31 (1.62%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1561 (81.64%) Degree
2 730 (38.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 141 (7.37%) Security Cleared
4 124 (6.49%) PhD
5 99 (5.18%) Master's Degree
6 54 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 51 (2.67%) SC Cleared
8 49 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
9 48 (2.51%) DV Cleared
10 44 (2.30%) ISTQB
11 38 (1.99%) CISSP
12 30 (1.57%) CEH
13 29 (1.52%) CCNA
14 26 (1.36%) CISM
15 24 (1.26%) CCNP
16 23 (1.20%) CREST Certified
17 21 (1.10%) CISA
17 21 (1.10%) HND
18 19 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
18 19 (0.99%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (6.33%) QA
2 30 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.20%) SLA
4 22 (1.15%) PMO
5 18 (0.94%) PCI DSS
6 16 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 15 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
8 14 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 10 (0.52%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.26%) ECSS
11 5 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.16%) GDPR
13 1 (0.052%) IASME
13 1 (0.052%) IEC 61508
13 1 (0.052%) IEC 62304
13 1 (0.052%) ISO 13485
13 1 (0.052%) ISO 26262
13 1 (0.052%) MISRA
13 1 (0.052%) MISRA C
System Software
1 58 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 45 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
4 33 (1.73%) Docker
5 24 (1.26%) Firmware
6 12 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 10 (0.52%) GlusterFS
7 10 (0.52%) KVM
7 10 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 8 (0.42%) Terminal Services
8 8 (0.42%) XenApp
9 7 (0.37%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.37%) LXC
9 7 (0.37%) MetaFrame
10 5 (0.26%) NFS
11 3 (0.16%) HDFS
11 3 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 48 (2.51%) Ansible
2 24 (1.26%) Nagios
3 23 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (1.15%) Puppet
5 19 (0.99%) SCOM
6 18 (0.94%) Nessus
7 15 (0.78%) HAProxy
8 13 (0.68%) NetBackup
8 13 (0.68%) Red Hat Satellite
9 12 (0.63%) Kibana
10 11 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
11 10 (0.52%) Oracle ZFS
11 10 (0.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 9 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
12 9 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.37%) CSIRT
13 7 (0.37%) Icinga
14 6 (0.31%) Graphite
14 6 (0.31%) Mesos
14 6 (0.31%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 330 (17.26%) Microsoft
2 139 (7.27%) Oracle
3 64 (3.35%) VMware
4 54 (2.82%) SAP
5 52 (2.72%) Cisco
6 40 (2.09%) Red Hat
7 33 (1.73%) HP
7 33 (1.73%) Juniper
8 29 (1.52%) Google
8 29 (1.52%) Palo Alto
8 29 (1.52%) Sun
9 27 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
10 24 (1.26%) SolarWinds
11 21 (1.10%) Citrix
12 20 (1.05%) Forcepoint
12 20 (1.05%) Hyperion
13 14 (0.73%) F5
13 14 (0.73%) Sophos
14 13 (0.68%) CheckPoint
14 13 (0.68%) Veritas