Period
to 20 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 37 32
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 1,670 1,786 1,950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.62% 6.18% 6.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.32% 6.82% 7.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,418 1,532 1,703
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% -2.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,150 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 22,819 26,189 26,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.47% 90.59% 90.38%
Number of salaries quoted 18,290 21,594 21,474
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,050 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.86% +4.10% -

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 +6 737 £45,000 - 129
Hampshire +23 433 £42,500 - 42
Berkshire +9 324 £55,000 +15.79% 54
Oxfordshire +7 307 £40,000 -20.00% 50
Surrey +7 222 £50,000 +25.00% 53
East Sussex -2 117 £50,000 +17.65% 8
West Sussex -33 107 £47,500 +18.75% 12
Buckinghamshire +8 106 £45,000 +50.00% 25
Kent -33 26 £42,500 +21.43% 23
Middlesex -3 7 £88,750 +46.69% 1
Isle of Wight - 2 £32,500 - 1
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, 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 1,387 (83.05%) Degree
2 885 (52.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 613 (36.71%) C#
4 595 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
5 592 (35.45%) Software Engineering
6 482 (28.86%) .NET
7 435 (26.05%) SQL
8 425 (25.45%) Mathematics
9 415 (24.85%) Java
10 409 (24.49%) JavaScript
11 336 (20.12%) Python
12 330 (19.76%) Git (software)
13 314 (18.80%) C++
14 310 (18.56%) HTML
15 274 (16.41%) Linux
16 255 (15.27%) Microsoft
17 252 (15.09%) Azure
18 247 (14.79%) Problem-Solving
19 246 (14.73%) CSS
20 235 (14.07%) SQL Server
21 221 (13.23%) Windows
22 215 (12.87%) AWS
23 189 (11.32%) ASP.NET
24 184 (11.02%) AngularJS
25 180 (10.78%) Docker
25 180 (10.78%) Finance
26 173 (10.36%) TDD
27 171 (10.24%) Scrum
28 170 (10.18%) MVC
29 169 (10.12%) OO

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 84 (5.03%) Confluence
2 53 (3.17%) Tomcat
3 32 (1.92%) Apache
4 29 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
5 28 (1.68%) JBoss
6 20 (1.20%) CMS
7 18 (1.08%) Apache Spark
8 16 (0.96%) Drupal
8 16 (0.96%) IIS
8 16 (0.96%) SAS
9 13 (0.78%) MS Exchange
9 13 (0.78%) WordPress
10 11 (0.66%) Apache Solr
11 10 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
11 10 (0.60%) SugarCRM
12 8 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (0.42%) ColdFusion
13 7 (0.42%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.36%) Jetty
15 5 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 41 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.18%) SPSS
8 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.12%) Doxygen
8 2 (0.12%) InVision
8 2 (0.12%) Sketch
9 1 (0.060%) Notepad++
9 1 (0.060%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.060%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 22 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.18%) HFM
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.060%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 252 (15.09%) Azure
2 215 (12.87%) AWS
3 86 (5.15%) SaaS
4 61 (3.65%) GCP
5 41 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 21 (1.26%) Amazon S3
8 21 (1.26%) GitHub
8 21 (1.26%) Office 365
9 20 (1.20%) Power Platform
10 14 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (0.66%) Serverless
12 10 (0.60%) Boomi
13 9 (0.54%) IaaS
14 8 (0.48%) Amazon ECS
15 7 (0.42%) npm
15 7 (0.42%) PaaS
16 4 (0.24%) Google Analytics
16 4 (0.24%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.57%) Firewall
2 40 (2.40%) DNS
2 40 (2.40%) HTTP
3 29 (1.74%) Internet
4 28 (1.68%) DHCP
5 26 (1.56%) SAN
5 26 (1.56%) Wireless
6 23 (1.38%) SSL
6 23 (1.38%) TCP/IP
7 21 (1.26%) VPN
8 17 (1.02%) WAN
9 16 (0.96%) LAN
10 14 (0.84%) 3G
10 14 (0.84%) 4G
11 13 (0.78%) DSL
11 13 (0.78%) Ethernet
11 13 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (0.72%) 5G
13 10 (0.60%) NFC
13 10 (0.60%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 117 (7.01%) MySQL
3 84 (5.03%) NoSQL
4 70 (4.19%) Relational Database
5 65 (3.89%) Big Data
6 47 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
7 43 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
9 24 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (1.26%) MongoDB
11 20 (1.20%) Hadoop
11 20 (1.20%) Power BI
12 19 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
13 18 (1.08%) RDBMS
13 18 (1.08%) Redis
13 18 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
15 16 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (0.78%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 330 (19.76%) Git (software)
2 141 (8.44%) JIRA
3 139 (8.32%) Jenkins
4 119 (7.13%) Subversion
5 81 (4.85%) Selenium
6 59 (3.53%) Visual Studio
7 37 (2.22%) Bitbucket
8 36 (2.16%) TeamCity
9 34 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
10 32 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 29 (1.74%) SpecFlow
12 27 (1.62%) Eclipse
13 24 (1.44%) Cucumber
14 23 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
15 20 (1.20%) Maven
16 17 (1.02%) Bugzilla
16 17 (1.02%) CruiseControl
16 17 (1.02%) Hudson
16 17 (1.02%) Mocha
16 17 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 180 (10.78%) Finance
2 93 (5.57%) Retail
3 71 (4.25%) Marketing
4 55 (3.29%) Electronics
5 52 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 49 (2.93%) Public Sector
7 43 (2.57%) Legal
8 32 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.14%) Games
10 16 (0.96%) Advertising
11 15 (0.90%) Aerospace
11 15 (0.90%) Automotive
11 15 (0.90%) Banking
11 15 (0.90%) Law
12 12 (0.72%) French Language
13 10 (0.60%) Italian Language
13 10 (0.60%) Retail Banking
13 10 (0.60%) Spanish Language
14 9 (0.54%) Avionics
15 5 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 682 (40.84%) Developer
2 360 (21.56%) Software Engineer
3 279 (16.71%) Graduate
4 225 (13.47%) Software Developer
5 223 (13.35%) Junior
6 151 (9.04%) .NET Developer
7 148 (8.86%) Graduate Developer
8 135 (8.08%) Senior Developer
9 134 (8.02%) Junior Developer
10 111 (6.65%) C# Developer
11 104 (6.23%) Java Developer
12 96 (5.75%) Graduate Software Engineer
13 90 (5.39%) Architect
14 80 (4.79%) C# .NET Developer
15 79 (4.73%) Analyst
16 78 (4.67%) Graduate Software Developer
17 70 (4.19%) Junior Software Developer
18 66 (3.95%) Web Developer
19 64 (3.83%) Senior Software Engineer
20 58 (3.47%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 482 (28.86%) .NET
2 310 (18.56%) HTML
3 246 (14.73%) CSS
4 189 (11.32%) ASP.NET
5 184 (11.02%) AngularJS
6 145 (8.68%) REST
7 129 (7.72%) Web Services
8 118 (7.07%) jQuery
9 110 (6.59%) XML
10 98 (5.87%) Node.js
11 92 (5.51%) React
12 90 (5.39%) Spring
13 81 (4.85%) WPF
14 73 (4.37%) HTML5
15 53 (3.17%) Ajax
16 49 (2.93%) JSON
17 48 (2.87%) J2EE
18 46 (2.75%) .NET Framework
19 44 (2.63%) WebSockets
20 43 (2.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 127 (7.60%) Algorithms
2 118 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (5.27%) Management Information System
4 83 (4.97%) Self-Motivation
5 68 (4.07%) User Experience
6 63 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
7 33 (1.98%) Mobile App
8 30 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
9 29 (1.74%) Cloud Native
9 29 (1.74%) Life Science
10 26 (1.56%) Data Structures
10 26 (1.56%) Driving Licence
11 20 (1.20%) Client/Server
11 20 (1.20%) Public Cloud
12 19 (1.14%) Blog
13 18 (1.08%) Clustering
14 17 (1.02%) Data Centre
14 17 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
15 16 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
16 14 (0.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 274 (16.41%) Linux
2 221 (13.23%) Windows
3 54 (3.23%) Unix
4 47 (2.81%) Android
5 43 (2.57%) Debian
6 42 (2.51%) Windows Server
7 21 (1.26%) Apple iOS
7 21 (1.26%) Ubuntu
8 20 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
8 20 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (1.08%) CentOS
10 11 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.54%) Solaris
12 8 (0.48%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.36%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.30%) OpenWrt
16 4 (0.24%) FreeBSD
16 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.12%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 595 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
2 592 (35.45%) Software Engineering
3 425 (25.45%) Mathematics
4 247 (14.79%) Problem-Solving
5 173 (10.36%) TDD
6 171 (10.24%) Scrum
7 170 (10.18%) MVC
8 169 (10.12%) Continuous Integration
8 169 (10.12%) OO
9 168 (10.06%) Physics
10 153 (9.16%) Test Automation
11 148 (8.86%) Project Management
12 141 (8.44%) DevOps
13 137 (8.20%) Web Development
14 134 (8.02%) Microservices
15 120 (7.19%) Mentoring
16 116 (6.95%) SDLC
17 104 (6.23%) Machine Learning
18 103 (6.17%) BDD
19 101 (6.05%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 613 (36.71%) C#
2 435 (26.05%) SQL
3 415 (24.85%) Java
4 409 (24.49%) JavaScript
5 336 (20.12%) Python
6 314 (18.80%) C++
7 137 (8.20%) PHP
8 123 (7.37%) C
9 70 (4.19%) R
10 63 (3.77%) MATLAB
11 49 (2.93%) VB.NET
12 47 (2.81%) PowerShell
13 43 (2.57%) XAML
14 40 (2.40%) Bash Shell
15 31 (1.86%) T-SQL
16 30 (1.80%) Go
17 27 (1.62%) Java 8
18 25 (1.50%) C++/CLI
18 25 (1.50%) Shell Script
19 23 (1.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,387 (83.05%) Degree
2 885 (52.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 58 (3.47%) PhD
4 47 (2.81%) Numerate Degree
4 47 (2.81%) Security Cleared
5 40 (2.40%) Master's Degree
6 27 (1.62%) SC Cleared
7 26 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (1.44%) DV Cleared
8 24 (1.44%) ISTQB
9 22 (1.32%) CISSP
10 20 (1.20%) MCSE
11 15 (0.90%) MCITP
12 14 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (0.84%) CISM
13 13 (0.78%) AWS Certification
14 11 (0.66%) CCNP
14 11 (0.66%) CISA
14 11 (0.66%) HND
15 9 (0.54%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.07%) QA
2 27 (1.62%) NIST
3 21 (1.26%) Data Quality
4 17 (1.02%) GDPR
5 15 (0.90%) NCSC
5 15 (0.90%) SLA
6 14 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.72%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.60%) GAMP
9 6 (0.36%) COBIT
9 6 (0.36%) PMO
10 5 (0.30%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.12%) IEC 61508
11 2 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 31000
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.12%) JTAG
11 2 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 180 (10.78%) Docker
2 47 (2.81%) Active Directory
3 31 (1.86%) Firmware
4 24 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
5 22 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (0.84%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.42%) GlusterFS
8 7 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (0.24%) NFS
10 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.060%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.060%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.060%) iptables
11 1 (0.060%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.060%) vCloud
11 1 (0.060%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.060%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 99 (5.93%) Kubernetes
2 62 (3.71%) Ansible
3 59 (3.53%) Puppet
4 45 (2.69%) Terraform
5 23 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
7 11 (0.66%) SCCM
8 8 (0.48%) AirWatch
8 8 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
9 7 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (0.42%) Kibana
9 7 (0.42%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.42%) Oracle ZFS
9 7 (0.42%) Red Hat Satellite
9 7 (0.42%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 7 (0.42%) SolarWinds Orion
9 7 (0.42%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 255 (15.27%) Microsoft
2 98 (5.87%) Oracle
3 73 (4.37%) Google
4 47 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
5 40 (2.40%) VMware
6 35 (2.10%) SAP
7 33 (1.98%) Atlassian
7 33 (1.98%) Cisco
8 26 (1.56%) Sage
9 17 (1.02%) Informatica
10 16 (0.96%) ServiceNow
10 16 (0.96%) Splunk
11 14 (0.84%) Hyperion
12 13 (0.78%) hybris
13 11 (0.66%) ArcSight
13 11 (0.66%) Dell
13 11 (0.66%) Red Hat
13 11 (0.66%) SolarWinds
14 10 (0.60%) HP
14 10 (0.60%) TIBCO