Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
England > South East
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 32 36
Rank change year-on-year -17 +4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 563 1,738 1,882
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.06% 6.63% 6.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.54% 7.26% 6.95%
Number of salaries quoted 476 1,404 1,679
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £24,200
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 10,159 23,930 27,089
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.31% 91.24% 90.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8,184 19,237 22,362
Median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 2020. 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 -5 264 £42,500 -15.00% 35
Hampshire -25 141 £35,000 -12.50% 14
Berkshire 0 126 £50,000 -13.04% 14
Oxfordshire -3 118 £37,500 -16.67% 14
Surrey +4 73 £60,000 +26.32% 24
East Sussex -17 40 £42,500 - 1
West Sussex -28 36 £50,000 +5.26% 13
Buckinghamshire -1 21 £67,500 +50.00% 7
Kent +19 9 £42,500 +41.67% 3
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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.

1 462 (82.06%) Degree
2 294 (52.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 234 (41.56%) C#
4 203 (36.06%) Software Engineering
5 193 (34.28%) Agile Software Development
6 192 (34.10%) Mathematics
7 181 (32.15%) SQL
8 177 (31.44%) .NET
9 150 (26.64%) JavaScript
10 142 (25.22%) Python
11 134 (23.80%) Windows
12 130 (23.09%) Git (software)
13 116 (20.60%) Java
14 115 (20.43%) Azure
15 113 (20.07%) Test Automation
16 106 (18.83%) C++
17 94 (16.70%) Problem-Solving
18 85 (15.10%) HTML
19 84 (14.92%) Linux
20 83 (14.74%) AWS
21 78 (13.85%) Algorithms
22 75 (13.32%) SQL Server
22 75 (13.32%) Microsoft
22 75 (13.32%) TDD
23 74 (13.14%) Unit Testing
23 74 (13.14%) CSS
24 67 (11.90%) React
25 65 (11.55%) Physics
25 65 (11.55%) Selenium
26 64 (11.37%) Docker

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 16 (2.84%) Confluence
2 15 (2.66%) IIS
3 10 (1.78%) Apache
4 5 (0.89%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.53%) Tornado
7 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.36%) CMS
7 2 (0.36%) Drupal
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (0.36%) SAS
8 1 (0.18%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.18%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.53%) Simulink
4 2 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.18%) InDesign
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.18%) Sketch
5 1 (0.18%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 8 (1.42%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.36%) assyst
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.18%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 115 (20.43%) Azure
2 83 (14.74%) AWS
3 47 (8.35%) SaaS
4 31 (5.51%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (4.26%) GCP
6 15 (2.66%) GitHub
6 15 (2.66%) Power Platform
7 11 (1.95%) Office 365
8 10 (1.78%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (1.78%) Serverless
9 9 (1.60%) IaaS
10 8 (1.42%) npm
10 8 (1.42%) PaaS
11 6 (1.07%) BPaaS
12 5 (0.89%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.71%) NuGet
14 3 (0.53%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.53%) Google Tag Manager
14 3 (0.53%) Heroku
14 3 (0.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.15%) TCP/IP
2 19 (3.37%) H.323
3 18 (3.20%) DNS
3 18 (3.20%) Skype
4 11 (1.95%) Firewall
5 10 (1.78%) LAN
6 8 (1.42%) HTTP
6 8 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (1.42%) Wireless
7 6 (1.07%) VPN
7 6 (1.07%) WAN
8 5 (0.89%) 4G
8 5 (0.89%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.89%) LTE
8 5 (0.89%) Network Security
8 5 (0.89%) VoIP
9 4 (0.71%) 5G
9 4 (0.71%) MQTT
9 4 (0.71%) SMTP
9 4 (0.71%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (13.32%) SQL Server
2 52 (9.24%) Relational Database
3 39 (6.93%) Big Data
4 36 (6.39%) MySQL
5 27 (4.80%) NoSQL
6 23 (4.09%) RDBMS
7 15 (2.66%) Power BI
8 14 (2.49%) MongoDB
9 13 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (1.78%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (1.60%) Data Mining
12 9 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.42%) Redis
14 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
16 4 (0.71%) Data Lake
16 4 (0.71%) MariaDB
17 3 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 130 (23.09%) Git (software)
2 65 (11.55%) Selenium
3 30 (5.33%) JIRA
4 22 (3.91%) Jenkins
5 20 (3.55%) HP UFT
5 20 (3.55%) LoadRunner
5 20 (3.55%) SoapUI
6 16 (2.84%) Visual Studio
7 14 (2.49%) Cucumber
8 12 (2.13%) Eclipse
9 11 (1.95%) Subversion
10 9 (1.60%) Bitbucket
10 9 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (1.24%) SpecFlow
12 6 (1.07%) Jasmine
12 6 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (1.07%) WebDriver
12 6 (1.07%) webpack
13 5 (0.89%) Vagrant
14 4 (0.71%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 57 (10.12%) Finance
2 20 (3.55%) Games
2 20 (3.55%) Military
3 19 (3.37%) Electronics
4 18 (3.20%) Legal
4 18 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.02%) Law
6 10 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.60%) Norwegian Language
8 8 (1.42%) Marketing
9 7 (1.24%) Aerospace
9 7 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.24%) Retail
10 6 (1.07%) French Language
11 5 (0.89%) Automotive
12 4 (0.71%) Advertising
13 3 (0.53%) Banking
13 3 (0.53%) Portuguese Language
14 1 (0.18%) Public Sector
14 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 199 (35.35%) Developer
2 117 (20.78%) Software Engineer
3 85 (15.10%) Software Developer
4 79 (14.03%) Graduate
5 70 (12.43%) Junior
6 48 (8.53%) Junior Developer
7 44 (7.82%) Analyst
8 42 (7.46%) C# Software Engineer
9 38 (6.75%) Graduate Developer
10 37 (6.57%) Java Developer
11 31 (5.51%) Development Engineer
11 31 (5.51%) Software Development Engineer
12 27 (4.80%) Graduate Software Developer
12 27 (4.80%) Graduate Software Engineer
13 26 (4.62%) Applications Engineer
13 26 (4.62%) Senior Developer
14 24 (4.26%) .NET Developer
15 22 (3.91%) Junior Software Developer
15 22 (3.91%) Windows Engineer
16 21 (3.73%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (31.44%) .NET
2 85 (15.10%) HTML
3 74 (13.14%) CSS
4 67 (11.90%) React
5 64 (11.37%) AngularJS
6 41 (7.28%) Web Services
7 36 (6.39%) ASP.NET
8 35 (6.22%) .NET Core
9 33 (5.86%) jQuery
9 33 (5.86%) Node.js
10 31 (5.51%) .NET Framework
11 27 (4.80%) HTML5
11 27 (4.80%) WebRTC
12 26 (4.62%) REST
13 23 (4.09%) OpenGL
13 23 (4.09%) RESTful
13 23 (4.09%) SOAP
13 23 (4.09%) Spring
14 20 (3.55%) JSON
15 19 (3.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 78 (13.85%) Algorithms
2 47 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (6.22%) Greenfield Project
3 35 (6.22%) Self-Motivation
4 26 (4.62%) Video Conferencing
5 22 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (3.91%) Virtual Team
6 17 (3.02%) Mobile App
7 16 (2.84%) Public Cloud
8 15 (2.66%) Management Information System
9 13 (2.31%) Data Structures
9 13 (2.31%) User Experience
10 11 (1.95%) CUDA
11 9 (1.60%) Data Centre
12 8 (1.42%) 3D Graphics
13 7 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (1.07%) Embedded Systems
14 6 (1.07%) Mobile Games
14 6 (1.07%) Reinsurance
15 5 (0.89%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 134 (23.80%) Windows
2 84 (14.92%) Linux
3 26 (4.62%) Android
4 20 (3.55%) Apple iOS
4 20 (3.55%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.49%) Unix
6 6 (1.07%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (1.07%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.71%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.71%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.36%) Debian
9 2 (0.36%) Robot Operating System
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (36.06%) Software Engineering
2 193 (34.28%) Agile Software Development
3 192 (34.10%) Mathematics
4 113 (20.07%) Test Automation
5 94 (16.70%) Problem-Solving
6 75 (13.32%) TDD
7 74 (13.14%) Unit Testing
8 65 (11.55%) Physics
9 64 (11.37%) DevOps
10 63 (11.19%) OOP
11 58 (10.30%) OO
12 54 (9.59%) Scrum
13 52 (9.24%) Decision-Making
14 51 (9.06%) Web Development
15 48 (8.53%) Project Management
16 46 (8.17%) Mentoring
16 46 (8.17%) Waterfall
17 44 (7.82%) OOD
17 44 (7.82%) SDLC
18 40 (7.10%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 234 (41.56%) C#
2 181 (32.15%) SQL
3 150 (26.64%) JavaScript
4 142 (25.22%) Python
5 116 (20.60%) Java
6 106 (18.83%) C++
7 58 (10.30%) C
8 38 (6.75%) MATLAB
9 33 (5.86%) R
10 28 (4.97%) TypeScript
11 22 (3.91%) Bash Shell
12 21 (3.73%) T-SQL
13 20 (3.55%) PHP
14 19 (3.37%) PowerShell
15 17 (3.02%) Scala
16 11 (1.95%) Ruby
17 10 (1.78%) Go
18 9 (1.60%) ES6
19 8 (1.42%) Perl
19 8 (1.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 462 (82.06%) Degree
2 294 (52.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (5.68%) Security Cleared
4 25 (4.44%) PhD
5 20 (3.55%) SC Cleared
6 18 (3.20%) Master's Degree
7 15 (2.66%) ISTQB
8 13 (2.31%) ISEB
9 9 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (1.07%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.71%) CCNP
12 4 (0.71%) CISA
12 4 (0.71%) CISSP
12 4 (0.71%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.53%) CISM
13 3 (0.53%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.53%) MCSE
13 3 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.36%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (9.77%) QA
2 21 (3.73%) PMO
3 7 (1.24%) SLA
4 5 (0.89%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.36%) NIST
6 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 64 (11.37%) Docker
2 29 (5.15%) Active Directory
3 25 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (3.02%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.07%) XenApp
7 5 (0.89%) KVM
8 2 (0.36%) Firmware
8 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 44 (7.82%) Kubernetes
2 18 (3.20%) Puppet
3 17 (3.02%) Ansible
4 11 (1.95%) Terraform
5 6 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.07%) SCCM
5 6 (1.07%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.36%) Amdocs OSS
8 2 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.36%) Icinga
8 2 (0.36%) Observium
8 2 (0.36%) WSUS
9 1 (0.18%) CloudHub
9 1 (0.18%) IBM Guardium
9 1 (0.18%) Nessus
9 1 (0.18%) OSSEC
9 1 (0.18%) QRadar
Vendors
1 75 (13.32%) Microsoft
2 28 (4.97%) Google
3 27 (4.80%) VMware
4 15 (2.66%) Citrix
5 13 (2.31%) Oracle
6 11 (1.95%) Cisco
7 8 (1.42%) Tableau
8 7 (1.24%) SAP
9 6 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.89%) Progress
10 5 (0.89%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.71%) Actian
11 4 (0.71%) Rackspace
12 3 (0.53%) Adobe
12 3 (0.53%) Atlassian
13 2 (0.36%) Dell
13 2 (0.36%) IBM
13 2 (0.36%) Remedy
13 2 (0.36%) Samsung
13 2 (0.36%) Splunk