Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 33 29
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 +8
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 1,412 1,733 2,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.13% 6.57% 7.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.79% 7.17% 7.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,202 1,451 1,860
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,500 £23,225
90th Percentile £77,250 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.37% +1.50% +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 20,798 24,175 27,878
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.23% 91.67% 90.28%
Number of salaries quoted 16,735 19,779 23,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £68,750
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 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 0 628 £45,000 - 96
Hampshire -8 296 £45,000 +16.10% 50
Berkshire -1 275 £57,500 +16.16% 45
Surrey +28 264 £50,000 +41.84% 57
Oxfordshire -3 264 £40,000 -15.79% 41
East Sussex -10 92 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Buckinghamshire +5 89 £47,500 +18.75% 10
West Sussex -33 89 £38,000 - 17
Kent -10 17 £30,000 -14.29% 8
Middlesex +2 5 £120,000 +200.00%
Isle of Wight - 1 £32,500 - 1
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 1,156 (81.87%) Degree
2 739 (52.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 538 (38.10%) Software Engineering
4 522 (36.97%) C#
5 485 (34.35%) Agile Software Development
6 404 (28.61%) Java
7 395 (27.97%) .NET
8 386 (27.34%) JavaScript
9 320 (22.66%) Mathematics
10 313 (22.17%) SQL
11 271 (19.19%) C++
12 260 (18.41%) Python
13 258 (18.27%) Problem-Solving
14 249 (17.63%) HTML
15 243 (17.21%) Linux
16 239 (16.93%) Windows
16 239 (16.93%) Git (software)
17 226 (16.01%) Microsoft
18 224 (15.86%) CSS
19 215 (15.23%) Finance
20 200 (14.16%) SQL Server
21 164 (11.61%) Azure
22 157 (11.12%) AngularJS
23 154 (10.91%) Scrum
24 151 (10.69%) TDD
25 147 (10.41%) C
26 143 (10.13%) AWS
27 134 (9.49%) ASP.NET
28 129 (9.14%) DevOps
29 126 (8.92%) Test Automation

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 53 (3.75%) Confluence
2 51 (3.61%) Tomcat
3 41 (2.90%) IIS
4 29 (2.05%) JBoss
5 27 (1.91%) Apache
6 19 (1.35%) MS Exchange
7 18 (1.27%) CMS
8 16 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (0.99%) Apache Spark
9 14 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (0.92%) WebLogic
11 12 (0.85%) Drupal
12 10 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
12 10 (0.71%) SugarCRM
12 10 (0.71%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.71%) WordPress
13 8 (0.57%) ColdFusion
13 8 (0.57%) SAS
14 7 (0.50%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.42%) Jetty
Applications
1 36 (2.55%) MS Visio
2 28 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.28%) Camtasia
8 3 (0.21%) SPSS
9 2 (0.14%) InVision
9 2 (0.14%) Sketch
10 1 (0.071%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.071%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 37 (2.62%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.071%) Magento
3 1 (0.071%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.071%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 164 (11.61%) Azure
2 143 (10.13%) AWS
3 83 (5.88%) SaaS
4 30 (2.12%) Power Platform
5 28 (1.98%) GCP
6 22 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (1.42%) Office 365
8 18 (1.27%) Boomi
9 15 (1.06%) npm
10 14 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (0.71%) Heroku
13 9 (0.64%) GitHub
13 9 (0.64%) IaaS
14 8 (0.57%) PaaS
15 7 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
16 6 (0.42%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.42%) G Suite
17 5 (0.35%) Serverless
18 4 (0.28%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (4.25%) DNS
2 58 (4.11%) Firewall
3 48 (3.40%) DHCP
4 41 (2.90%) Internet
5 39 (2.76%) HTTP
6 36 (2.55%) TCP/IP
7 31 (2.20%) SSL
8 30 (2.12%) VPN
9 29 (2.05%) LAN
10 26 (1.84%) SAN
10 26 (1.84%) WAN
11 20 (1.42%) 3G
11 20 (1.42%) 4G
11 20 (1.42%) Wireless
12 18 (1.27%) X.509
13 16 (1.13%) BGP
13 16 (1.13%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (1.13%) Ethernet
13 16 (1.13%) IPsec
13 16 (1.13%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (14.16%) SQL Server
2 87 (6.16%) MySQL
3 67 (4.75%) Big Data
4 62 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
5 42 (2.97%) NoSQL
6 33 (2.34%) Relational Database
6 33 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (2.12%) Power BI
7 30 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 25 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 21 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
10 19 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
11 17 (1.20%) RDBMS
11 17 (1.20%) Redis
12 15 (1.06%) Oracle Database
13 14 (0.99%) GIS
14 9 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (0.64%) Hadoop
14 9 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (0.57%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 239 (16.93%) Git (software)
2 93 (6.59%) Jenkins
3 82 (5.81%) JIRA
4 75 (5.31%) Subversion
5 71 (5.03%) Selenium
6 35 (2.48%) Visual Studio
7 27 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (1.63%) Cucumber
9 22 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
10 21 (1.49%) Bitbucket
11 19 (1.35%) CircleCI
12 18 (1.27%) Eclipse
12 18 (1.27%) SpecFlow
13 13 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (0.92%) Gradle
13 13 (0.92%) Maven
14 12 (0.85%) Mocha
14 12 (0.85%) SoapUI
15 10 (0.71%) CruiseControl
15 10 (0.71%) Hudson
General
1 215 (15.23%) Finance
2 99 (7.01%) Retail
3 43 (3.05%) Public Sector
4 42 (2.97%) Marketing
5 36 (2.55%) Electronics
6 35 (2.48%) Legal
7 33 (2.34%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.35%) Automotive
9 18 (1.27%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.20%) Aerospace
10 17 (1.20%) Games
11 14 (0.99%) French Language
12 12 (0.85%) Italian Language
12 12 (0.85%) Spanish Language
13 9 (0.64%) Law
14 8 (0.57%) Military
14 8 (0.57%) Publishing
15 7 (0.50%) Local Government
16 6 (0.42%) Avionics
16 6 (0.42%) Banking
Job Titles
1 543 (38.46%) Developer
2 336 (23.80%) Software Engineer
3 205 (14.52%) Graduate
4 165 (11.69%) Software Developer
5 129 (9.14%) Senior Developer
6 128 (9.07%) Junior
7 105 (7.44%) Graduate Developer
8 99 (7.01%) .NET Developer
9 93 (6.59%) C# Developer
10 90 (6.37%) Java Developer
11 84 (5.95%) Senior Software Engineer
12 76 (5.38%) C# Software Engineer
13 73 (5.17%) Architect
13 73 (5.17%) Graduate Software Engineer
14 67 (4.75%) Junior Developer
15 62 (4.39%) Analyst
16 59 (4.18%) Embedded Engineer
16 59 (4.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 57 (4.04%) C# .NET Developer
18 52 (3.68%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 395 (27.97%) .NET
2 249 (17.63%) HTML
3 224 (15.86%) CSS
4 157 (11.12%) AngularJS
5 134 (9.49%) ASP.NET
6 116 (8.22%) REST
7 106 (7.51%) React
8 105 (7.44%) Web Services
9 97 (6.87%) jQuery
10 87 (6.16%) Spring
11 82 (5.81%) Node.js
12 80 (5.67%) XML
13 55 (3.90%) J2EE
14 53 (3.75%) WPF
15 52 (3.68%) Ajax
16 50 (3.54%) SOAP
17 43 (3.05%) JSON
18 39 (2.76%) WebSockets
19 38 (2.69%) .NET Framework
20 37 (2.62%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 122 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (7.79%) Algorithms
3 93 (6.59%) Self-Motivation
4 73 (5.17%) User Experience
5 64 (4.53%) Management Information System
6 53 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
7 28 (1.98%) Embedded Systems
8 24 (1.70%) Mobile App
9 23 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
10 22 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
11 21 (1.49%) Data Centre
12 20 (1.42%) Data Structures
13 17 (1.20%) Public Cloud
14 16 (1.13%) Virtual Team
15 15 (1.06%) Robotics
16 14 (0.99%) Cloud Native
16 14 (0.99%) PKI
17 12 (0.85%) Driving Licence
18 10 (0.71%) Life Science
19 9 (0.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 243 (17.21%) Linux
2 239 (16.93%) Windows
3 64 (4.53%) Unix
4 50 (3.54%) Windows Server
5 41 (2.90%) Android
6 38 (2.69%) Embedded Linux
7 26 (1.84%) Apple iOS
8 20 (1.42%) Debian
8 20 (1.42%) Ubuntu
9 16 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.57%) CentOS
12 8 (0.57%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.35%) VMS
14 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.21%) ThreadX
16 2 (0.14%) VxWorks
16 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 538 (38.10%) Software Engineering
2 485 (34.35%) Agile Software Development
3 320 (22.66%) Mathematics
4 258 (18.27%) Problem-Solving
5 154 (10.91%) Scrum
6 151 (10.69%) TDD
7 129 (9.14%) DevOps
8 126 (8.92%) Test Automation
9 121 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
10 112 (7.93%) Mentoring
11 109 (7.72%) SDLC
12 107 (7.58%) Physics
12 107 (7.58%) Unit Testing
13 106 (7.51%) OO
13 106 (7.51%) Project Management
14 102 (7.22%) MVC
15 100 (7.08%) Web Development
16 96 (6.80%) OOP
17 89 (6.30%) Machine Learning
18 81 (5.74%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 522 (36.97%) C#
2 404 (28.61%) Java
3 386 (27.34%) JavaScript
4 313 (22.17%) SQL
5 271 (19.19%) C++
6 260 (18.41%) Python
7 147 (10.41%) C
8 89 (6.30%) PHP
9 60 (4.25%) MATLAB
10 57 (4.04%) R
11 45 (3.19%) Ruby
12 41 (2.90%) PowerShell
13 35 (2.48%) Shell Script
14 34 (2.41%) Go
14 34 (2.41%) Scala
14 34 (2.41%) VB.NET
15 29 (2.05%) Bash Shell
16 28 (1.98%) Perl
16 28 (1.98%) PL/SQL
17 25 (1.77%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 1,156 (81.87%) Degree
2 739 (52.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 62 (4.39%) Security Cleared
4 31 (2.20%) DV Cleared
5 29 (2.05%) SC Cleared
6 28 (1.98%) PhD
7 27 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (1.91%) Master's Degree
7 27 (1.91%) Numerate Degree
8 24 (1.70%) CCNA
9 23 (1.63%) CISSP
10 21 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (1.13%) CCNP
11 16 (1.13%) CISM
12 13 (0.92%) DBS Check
13 12 (0.85%) GIAC
13 12 (0.85%) MCSA
14 11 (0.78%) ISEB
14 11 (0.78%) ISTQB
15 9 (0.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.53%) QA
2 14 (0.99%) PMO
2 14 (0.99%) SLA
3 9 (0.64%) GAMP
3 9 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.50%) NIST
5 5 (0.35%) GDPR
6 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.28%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.21%) IEC 61508
7 3 (0.21%) JTAG
8 2 (0.14%) NCSC
8 2 (0.14%) RMADS
9 1 (0.071%) BS7799
9 1 (0.071%) COBIT
9 1 (0.071%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.071%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.071%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 109 (7.72%) Docker
2 47 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 22 (1.56%) Firmware
4 19 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
5 18 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (0.78%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.42%) NFS
9 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.14%) vSphere
10 1 (0.071%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.071%) KVM
10 1 (0.071%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.071%) vCloud
10 1 (0.071%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 68 (4.82%) Kubernetes
2 57 (4.04%) Puppet
3 55 (3.90%) Ansible
4 52 (3.68%) Terraform
5 30 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (1.06%) Docker Swarm
7 12 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
7 12 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
8 9 (0.64%) Salt
9 8 (0.57%) AirWatch
9 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (0.50%) QRadar
11 4 (0.28%) SCCM
11 4 (0.28%) Sysprep
12 3 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
12 3 (0.21%) Kibana
12 3 (0.21%) logstash
13 2 (0.14%) Grafana
13 2 (0.14%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.14%) Icinga
Vendors
1 226 (16.01%) Microsoft
2 64 (4.53%) Oracle
3 47 (3.33%) Cisco
4 46 (3.26%) Google
5 31 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
5 31 (2.20%) VMware
6 26 (1.84%) Sage
7 22 (1.56%) SAP
8 21 (1.49%) F5
9 19 (1.35%) Dell
10 18 (1.27%) MuleSoft
10 18 (1.27%) TIBCO
10 18 (1.27%) webMethods
11 17 (1.20%) Atlassian
12 16 (1.13%) Juniper
12 16 (1.13%) Palo Alto
12 16 (1.13%) Red Hat
13 15 (1.06%) Splunk
14 13 (0.92%) Forcepoint
14 13 (0.92%) hybris