Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 33 29
Rank change year-on-year -15 -4 +8
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 1,054 1,878 2,243
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.04% 7.03% 7.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 7.65% 7.85%
Number of salaries quoted 873 1,518 1,964
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £24,750
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 18,940 24,534 28,578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.61% 91.81% 90.45%
Number of salaries quoted 15,250 20,011 23,576
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

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 9 April 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 9 April 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 -13 437 £44,735 -10.53% 73
Hampshire -20 240 £42,500 +21.43% 25
Surrey +19 211 £57,500 +43.75% 27
Berkshire -9 202 £55,000 -2.22% 22
Oxfordshire -14 184 £38,500 -23.00% 44
East Sussex -28 75 £40,000 - 16
West Sussex -44 64 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Buckinghamshire -11 51 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Kent -2 17 £30,000 +13.21% 4
Middlesex +5 1 - -
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 856 (81.21%) Degree
2 534 (50.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 385 (36.53%) C#
4 359 (34.06%) Agile Software Development
5 357 (33.87%) Software Engineering
6 291 (27.61%) JavaScript
6 291 (27.61%) .NET
7 289 (27.42%) SQL
8 263 (24.95%) Mathematics
9 253 (24.00%) Java
10 231 (21.92%) Problem-Solving
11 205 (19.45%) Windows
12 200 (18.98%) Git (software)
13 196 (18.60%) Python
14 189 (17.93%) C++
15 179 (16.98%) Linux
16 175 (16.60%) HTML
17 173 (16.41%) Microsoft
18 169 (16.03%) CSS
19 165 (15.65%) Finance
20 163 (15.46%) SQL Server
21 139 (13.19%) Test Automation
22 127 (12.05%) Unit Testing
23 124 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
24 120 (11.39%) Azure
25 114 (10.82%) AWS
26 113 (10.72%) C
27 104 (9.87%) Decision-Making
28 103 (9.77%) Scrum
29 100 (9.49%) ASP.NET

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 44 (4.17%) IIS
2 32 (3.04%) Confluence
3 29 (2.75%) Apache
4 28 (2.66%) Tomcat
5 14 (1.33%) WebLogic
6 13 (1.23%) JBoss
7 9 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (0.85%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.76%) CMS
9 7 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.57%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.47%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.47%) GeoServer
11 5 (0.47%) Smallworld
11 5 (0.47%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.28%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.28%) Drupal
12 3 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.19%) nginx
Applications
1 33 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.28%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.38%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.38%) Camtasia
8 3 (0.28%) Simulink
9 1 (0.095%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.095%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.095%) Sketch
9 1 (0.095%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 17 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.38%) assyst
2 4 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.28%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.19%) Magento
4 2 (0.19%) SAP IBP
4 2 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.19%) Shopify
5 1 (0.095%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 120 (11.39%) Azure
2 114 (10.82%) AWS
3 53 (5.03%) SaaS
4 25 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (2.28%) Power Platform
6 21 (1.99%) Office 365
7 16 (1.52%) npm
8 15 (1.42%) Heroku
9 13 (1.23%) GCP
10 12 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
10 12 (1.14%) GitHub
11 10 (0.95%) Boomi
11 10 (0.95%) Serverless
12 7 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.47%) NuGet
13 5 (0.47%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.38%) G Suite
15 3 (0.28%) Google Drive
15 3 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.46%) Firewall
2 39 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 38 (3.61%) DNS
4 37 (3.51%) LAN
5 35 (3.32%) Internet
6 31 (2.94%) DHCP
7 28 (2.66%) VPN
8 24 (2.28%) WAN
9 19 (1.80%) HTTP
9 19 (1.80%) SSL
10 15 (1.42%) BGP
10 15 (1.42%) OSPF
11 14 (1.33%) Ethernet
11 14 (1.33%) SAN
12 12 (1.14%) IPsec
13 11 (1.04%) FCoE
13 11 (1.04%) MPLS
13 11 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (0.95%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 65 (6.17%) MySQL
3 60 (5.69%) Relational Database
4 57 (5.41%) Big Data
5 56 (5.31%) PostgreSQL
6 37 (3.51%) NoSQL
7 33 (3.13%) RDBMS
8 25 (2.37%) Redis
9 24 (2.28%) Power BI
10 21 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (1.71%) MongoDB
11 18 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (1.23%) Oracle Database
12 13 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
13 11 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
14 9 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (0.76%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 200 (18.98%) Git (software)
2 93 (8.82%) Selenium
3 65 (6.17%) Jenkins
4 56 (5.31%) JIRA
5 38 (3.61%) Subversion
6 32 (3.04%) SoapUI
7 30 (2.85%) HP UFT
7 30 (2.85%) LoadRunner
8 25 (2.37%) Cucumber
9 24 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 20 (1.90%) Visual Studio
11 15 (1.42%) webpack
12 13 (1.23%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.95%) SpecFlow
13 10 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
14 9 (0.85%) Babel
14 9 (0.85%) Bitbucket
15 8 (0.76%) Gradle
16 7 (0.66%) Jasmine
16 7 (0.66%) Liquibase
General
1 165 (15.65%) Finance
2 54 (5.12%) Retail
3 33 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.85%) Public Sector
5 29 (2.75%) Military
6 28 (2.66%) Electronics
7 27 (2.56%) Marketing
8 26 (2.47%) Legal
9 23 (2.18%) Manufacturing
10 21 (1.99%) Games
11 17 (1.61%) Law
12 15 (1.42%) Aerospace
13 14 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.95%) Automotive
14 10 (0.95%) Publishing
15 9 (0.85%) French Language
16 6 (0.57%) Local Government
16 6 (0.57%) Portuguese Language
17 5 (0.47%) Banking
18 4 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 365 (34.63%) Developer
2 216 (20.49%) Software Engineer
3 132 (12.52%) Software Developer
4 117 (11.10%) Graduate
5 88 (8.35%) Senior Developer
6 76 (7.21%) Analyst
7 73 (6.93%) Junior
8 64 (6.07%) C# Developer
9 63 (5.98%) Java Developer
10 62 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
11 61 (5.79%) C# Software Engineer
12 56 (5.31%) .NET Developer
13 54 (5.12%) Graduate Developer
14 44 (4.17%) C++ Software Engineer
14 44 (4.17%) Consultant
15 43 (4.08%) Senior Software Developer
16 41 (3.89%) Embedded Engineer
16 41 (3.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 39 (3.70%) Graduate Software Engineer
18 37 (3.51%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (27.61%) .NET
2 175 (16.60%) HTML
3 169 (16.03%) CSS
4 100 (9.49%) AngularJS
4 100 (9.49%) ASP.NET
5 95 (9.01%) React
6 71 (6.74%) Web Services
7 69 (6.55%) Node.js
8 61 (5.79%) REST
9 58 (5.50%) jQuery
10 51 (4.84%) RESTful
11 50 (4.74%) SOAP
12 49 (4.65%) Spring
13 47 (4.46%) XML
14 41 (3.89%) Ajax
15 39 (3.70%) .NET Framework
16 34 (3.23%) HTML5
17 27 (2.56%) J2EE
17 27 (2.56%) JSON
17 27 (2.56%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 124 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (8.73%) Algorithms
3 79 (7.50%) Self-Motivation
4 36 (3.42%) User Experience
5 34 (3.23%) Virtual Team
6 31 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 31 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 27 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
8 25 (2.37%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.71%) Data Structures
10 15 (1.42%) Data Centre
10 15 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
11 13 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
12 12 (1.14%) Public Cloud
13 10 (0.95%) PMI
13 10 (0.95%) Robotics
14 8 (0.76%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
14 8 (0.76%) Mainframe
14 8 (0.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 205 (19.45%) Windows
2 179 (16.98%) Linux
3 65 (6.17%) Unix
4 40 (3.80%) Windows Server
5 35 (3.32%) Embedded Linux
6 28 (2.66%) Android
7 27 (2.56%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.95%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.85%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.57%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.38%) VMS
13 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.28%) CentOS
14 3 (0.28%) Debian
14 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
15 2 (0.19%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (34.06%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (33.87%) Software Engineering
3 263 (24.95%) Mathematics
4 231 (21.92%) Problem-Solving
5 139 (13.19%) Test Automation
6 127 (12.05%) Unit Testing
7 104 (9.87%) Decision-Making
8 103 (9.77%) Scrum
9 99 (9.39%) Mentoring
10 95 (9.01%) Project Management
11 92 (8.73%) SDLC
12 88 (8.35%) Physics
12 88 (8.35%) TDD
13 87 (8.25%) Web Development
14 86 (8.16%) DevOps
15 82 (7.78%) Waterfall
16 81 (7.69%) OOP
17 65 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
18 64 (6.07%) MVC
19 60 (5.69%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 385 (36.53%) C#
2 291 (27.61%) JavaScript
3 289 (27.42%) SQL
4 253 (24.00%) Java
5 196 (18.60%) Python
6 189 (17.93%) C++
7 113 (10.72%) C
8 55 (5.22%) MATLAB
9 53 (5.03%) PHP
10 48 (4.55%) R
11 46 (4.36%) Ruby
12 35 (3.32%) Scala
13 34 (3.23%) Bash Shell
13 34 (3.23%) PowerShell
14 29 (2.75%) Shell Script
15 27 (2.56%) Go
16 26 (2.47%) Perl
17 22 (2.09%) TypeScript
18 21 (1.99%) Kotlin
19 17 (1.61%) ES6
Qualifications
1 856 (81.21%) Degree
2 534 (50.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 68 (6.45%) Security Cleared
4 37 (3.51%) SC Cleared
5 27 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (2.18%) ISTQB
8 21 (1.99%) ISEB
8 21 (1.99%) Master's Degree
9 20 (1.90%) CISSP
10 19 (1.80%) DV Cleared
11 17 (1.61%) CCNA
12 15 (1.42%) Numerate Degree
12 15 (1.42%) PhD
13 13 (1.23%) CCNP
13 13 (1.23%) CISM
14 12 (1.14%) GIAC
15 11 (1.04%) MCSA
16 10 (0.95%) IISP
17 9 (0.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (7.78%) QA
2 32 (3.04%) PMO
3 10 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.76%) SLA
5 6 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.38%) GAMP
6 4 (0.38%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.095%) COBIT
8 1 (0.095%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.095%) GDPR
8 1 (0.095%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.095%) JTAG
8 1 (0.095%) NIST
8 1 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 69 (6.55%) Docker
2 34 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.04%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.76%) Firmware
6 7 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.57%) NFS
8 4 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.19%) KVM
9 2 (0.19%) vSphere
10 1 (0.095%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.095%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 43 (4.08%) Kubernetes
1 43 (4.08%) Puppet
2 36 (3.42%) Terraform
3 33 (3.13%) Ansible
4 22 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (0.66%) QRadar
6 7 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
7 6 (0.57%) Icinga
7 6 (0.57%) Salt
8 4 (0.38%) Amdocs OSS
8 4 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.38%) Observium
8 4 (0.38%) SCCM
8 4 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.38%) Sysprep
9 3 (0.28%) IBM Guardium
9 3 (0.28%) Kibana
9 3 (0.28%) logstash
9 3 (0.28%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 173 (16.41%) Microsoft
2 49 (4.65%) Cisco
2 49 (4.65%) Oracle
3 24 (2.28%) VMware
4 23 (2.18%) Google
5 22 (2.09%) Citrix
5 22 (2.09%) SAP
6 21 (1.99%) Red Hat
7 17 (1.61%) F5
8 11 (1.04%) Actian
8 11 (1.04%) McAfee
9 10 (0.95%) ArcSight
9 10 (0.95%) Barracuda Networks
9 10 (0.95%) CheckPoint
9 10 (0.95%) Dell
9 10 (0.95%) Fortinet
9 10 (0.95%) Juniper
9 10 (0.95%) Palo Alto
9 10 (0.95%) Splunk
10 9 (0.85%) TIBCO