Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
England > South East
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 41 52 35
Rank change year-on-year +11 -17 -6
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 763 1,031 1,861
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 6.13% 5.01% 6.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.70% 5.52% 7.60%
Number of salaries quoted 558 838 1,461
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £24,000
25th Percentile £38,656 £32,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £58,375 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +6.14% +4.76% +5.00%

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 11,391 18,693 24,478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.50% 90.82% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 8,845 15,235 20,224
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.04% +8.89%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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 +20 403 £55,000 +26.44% 75
Berkshire +32 256 £57,500 +4.55% 28
Hampshire +5 145 £45,000 +5.88% 45
Surrey -7 120 £52,500 -8.70% 27
Oxfordshire +3 106 £50,000 +29.87% 34
West Sussex +3 48 £47,500 +5.56% 6
Buckinghamshire +32 41 £45,000 -10.00% 13
East Sussex +2 35 £41,250 +3.13% 5
Kent +4 9 £31,250 +4.17% 7
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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.

1 626 (82.04%) Degree
2 382 (50.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 300 (39.32%) Agile Software Development
4 274 (35.91%) JavaScript
5 251 (32.90%) Software Engineering
6 239 (31.32%) C#
7 226 (29.62%) SQL
8 222 (29.10%) Java
9 212 (27.79%) Python
10 196 (25.69%) .NET
11 157 (20.58%) React
12 152 (19.92%) Linux
13 147 (19.27%) Docker
14 132 (17.30%) Git (software)
15 130 (17.04%) Problem-Solving
16 124 (16.25%) C++
16 124 (16.25%) Mathematics
17 123 (16.12%) HTML
18 122 (15.99%) SQL Server
19 120 (15.73%) CSS
20 118 (15.47%) TDD
21 116 (15.20%) Test Automation
22 114 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
23 112 (14.68%) Azure
24 110 (14.42%) Finance
25 108 (14.15%) Microsoft
26 105 (13.76%) AngularJS
27 104 (13.63%) Vue.js
28 97 (12.71%) .NET Core
29 92 (12.06%) Relational Database

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 32 (4.19%) Apache
2 20 (2.62%) Apache Spark
3 16 (2.10%) GemFire
4 12 (1.57%) CMS
4 12 (1.57%) IIS
5 11 (1.44%) Confluence
6 8 (1.05%) SAS
7 7 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.52%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.52%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.39%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.13%) DNN
12 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (0.92%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.13%) Magento
1 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.13%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 112 (14.68%) Azure
2 89 (11.66%) AWS
3 64 (8.39%) SaaS
4 35 (4.59%) GitHub
5 31 (4.06%) GCP
6 25 (3.28%) Google Play
7 24 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (2.36%) Microsoft 365
9 16 (2.10%) Power Platform
10 14 (1.83%) PaaS
11 11 (1.44%) Serverless
12 8 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.79%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.79%) NuGet
14 5 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.66%) Apigee
14 5 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.66%) Veeva
14 5 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.62%) Firewall
2 19 (2.49%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.70%) 3G
3 13 (1.70%) 4G
3 13 (1.70%) Wireshark
4 12 (1.57%) HTTP
5 11 (1.44%) Internet
5 11 (1.44%) Network Security
6 10 (1.31%) 2G
6 10 (1.31%) Ethernet
6 10 (1.31%) RNC
7 8 (1.05%) DNS
7 8 (1.05%) VPN
8 7 (0.92%) H.323
9 6 (0.79%) LAN
9 6 (0.79%) MPLS
9 6 (0.79%) SSL
9 6 (0.79%) VoIP
9 6 (0.79%) WAN
10 5 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (15.99%) SQL Server
2 92 (12.06%) Relational Database
3 68 (8.91%) NoSQL
4 51 (6.68%) PostgreSQL
5 43 (5.64%) MySQL
6 31 (4.06%) Redis
7 30 (3.93%) MongoDB
8 24 (3.15%) RDBMS
9 23 (3.01%) Big Data
10 22 (2.88%) MariaDB
11 17 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (2.10%) Power BI
13 13 (1.70%) HBase
13 13 (1.70%) Tableau
14 11 (1.44%) Data Mining
15 10 (1.31%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
16 6 (0.79%) Apache Hive
17 5 (0.66%) BigQuery
17 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 132 (17.30%) Git (software)
2 71 (9.31%) Selenium
3 56 (7.34%) JIRA
4 52 (6.82%) Jenkins
5 27 (3.54%) Eclipse
6 21 (2.75%) Cucumber
7 19 (2.49%) IntelliJ
7 19 (2.49%) Subversion
8 17 (2.23%) Gradle
9 16 (2.10%) JUnit
9 16 (2.10%) Protractor
9 16 (2.10%) Sonatype Nexus
10 15 (1.97%) Cypress.io
10 15 (1.97%) Visual Studio
11 13 (1.70%) Mockito
11 13 (1.70%) Storybook
12 12 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (1.57%) TestRail
13 10 (1.31%) Bitbucket
13 10 (1.31%) SpecFlow
General
1 110 (14.42%) Finance
2 59 (7.73%) Telecoms
3 52 (6.82%) Marketing
4 29 (3.80%) Electronics
5 27 (3.54%) Banking
6 25 (3.28%) Law
6 25 (3.28%) Manufacturing
7 21 (2.75%) Automotive
8 19 (2.49%) Retail
9 18 (2.36%) Games
10 12 (1.57%) Public Sector
11 10 (1.31%) Advertising
12 9 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.79%) Korean Language
14 5 (0.66%) Fire and Rescue
15 3 (0.39%) French Language
16 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.13%) German Language
16 1 (0.13%) Legal
16 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 348 (45.61%) Developer
2 129 (16.91%) Software Engineer
3 111 (14.55%) Software Developer
4 67 (8.78%) .NET Developer
5 66 (8.65%) Junior
6 46 (6.03%) Graduate
7 45 (5.90%) Architect
7 45 (5.90%) Senior Developer
8 42 (5.50%) Junior Developer
9 37 (4.85%) C# Developer
9 37 (4.85%) Senior Software Engineer
10 35 (4.59%) Analyst
11 31 (4.06%) .NET Software Developer
12 29 (3.80%) C# Software Engineer
12 29 (3.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 29 (3.80%) Graduate Developer
13 27 (3.54%) Full Stack Developer
14 25 (3.28%) Mobile Developer
15 24 (3.15%) Senior Software Developer
16 23 (3.01%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (25.69%) .NET
2 157 (20.58%) React
3 123 (16.12%) HTML
4 120 (15.73%) CSS
5 105 (13.76%) AngularJS
6 104 (13.63%) Vue.js
7 97 (12.71%) .NET Core
8 82 (10.75%) Node.js
9 56 (7.34%) jQuery
10 46 (6.03%) .NET Framework
11 37 (4.85%) Spring
12 36 (4.72%) RESTful
13 32 (4.19%) REST
13 32 (4.19%) Web Services
14 30 (3.93%) HTML5
15 29 (3.80%) Django
15 29 (3.80%) JSON
16 27 (3.54%) Entity Framework
17 24 (3.15%) ASP.NET
17 24 (3.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 114 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (6.03%) Algorithms
2 46 (6.03%) Self-Motivation
3 43 (5.64%) Mobile App
3 43 (5.64%) User Experience
4 39 (5.11%) Data Structures
5 34 (4.46%) Linux Command Line
5 34 (4.46%) Management Information System
6 30 (3.93%) Virtual Team
7 21 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
8 19 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (2.36%) LIMS
10 14 (1.83%) Data Centre
10 14 (1.83%) Life Science
11 13 (1.70%) NHS
12 12 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
13 10 (1.31%) Client/Server
13 10 (1.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 9 (1.18%) iPad
15 7 (0.92%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 152 (19.92%) Linux
2 82 (10.75%) Windows
3 43 (5.64%) Unix
4 37 (4.85%) Android
5 32 (4.19%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.92%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (0.79%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.66%) Kali Linux
9 4 (0.52%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.26%) VMS
11 1 (0.13%) Fedora
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.13%) MVS
11 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (39.32%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (32.90%) Software Engineering
3 130 (17.04%) Problem-Solving
4 124 (16.25%) Mathematics
5 118 (15.47%) TDD
6 116 (15.20%) Test Automation
7 88 (11.53%) DevOps
8 81 (10.62%) OO
9 76 (9.96%) Physics
10 75 (9.83%) Mentoring
11 73 (9.57%) Scrum
12 72 (9.44%) Project Management
13 69 (9.04%) Microservices
14 64 (8.39%) Web Development
15 56 (7.34%) MVC
15 56 (7.34%) Software Testing
16 55 (7.21%) Machine Learning
17 47 (6.16%) Artificial Intelligence
18 46 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
19 44 (5.77%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 274 (35.91%) JavaScript
2 239 (31.32%) C#
3 226 (29.62%) SQL
4 222 (29.10%) Java
5 212 (27.79%) Python
6 124 (16.25%) C++
7 48 (6.29%) TypeScript
8 44 (5.77%) C
9 37 (4.85%) PHP
10 34 (4.46%) Ruby
11 27 (3.54%) Objective-C
12 25 (3.28%) R
13 20 (2.62%) Go
14 19 (2.49%) Bash Shell
14 19 (2.49%) PowerShell
14 19 (2.49%) VB
15 15 (1.97%) Shell Script
16 13 (1.70%) Groovy
17 12 (1.57%) ES6
18 11 (1.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 626 (82.04%) Degree
2 382 (50.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (3.28%) Security Cleared
4 19 (2.49%) ISTQB
4 19 (2.49%) PhD
5 16 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (2.10%) OCP
5 16 (2.10%) Oracle Certification
6 14 (1.83%) CCNP
7 13 (1.70%) SC Cleared
8 12 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (1.44%) AWS Certification
9 11 (1.44%) Master's Degree
9 11 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (1.31%) HND
10 10 (1.31%) MBCS
10 10 (1.31%) PMI Certification
11 8 (1.05%) CISSP
12 7 (0.92%) CCNA
12 7 (0.92%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (11.53%) QA
2 11 (1.44%) SLA
3 6 (0.79%) COBIT
3 6 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.39%) GRC
5 3 (0.39%) ITGC
5 3 (0.39%) NIST
5 3 (0.39%) RMADS
6 2 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.26%) CDISC
6 2 (0.26%) COSO
6 2 (0.26%) Good Clinical Practice
6 2 (0.26%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.26%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.13%) GDPR
7 1 (0.13%) HL7
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 147 (19.27%) Docker
2 33 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.97%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.70%) Firmware
4 13 (1.70%) HDFS
5 8 (1.05%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.79%) KVM
7 3 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 88 (11.53%) Kubernetes
2 24 (3.15%) Ansible
3 15 (1.97%) Terraform
4 11 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.66%) Nessus
6 5 (0.66%) Nmap
6 5 (0.66%) Puppet
7 4 (0.52%) FlexNet
8 3 (0.39%) Grafana
8 3 (0.39%) Kibana
8 3 (0.39%) SCCM
9 2 (0.26%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.26%) SCOM
10 1 (0.13%) DatAdvantage
10 1 (0.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.13%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.13%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 108 (14.15%) Microsoft
2 39 (5.11%) VMware
3 37 (4.85%) Google
4 32 (4.19%) SAP
5 31 (4.06%) Oracle
6 24 (3.15%) Apple
7 20 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (1.70%) Okta
9 10 (1.31%) Ericsson
9 10 (1.31%) Remedy
10 9 (1.18%) Xamarin
11 8 (1.05%) ANSYS
11 8 (1.05%) Bloomberg
11 8 (1.05%) Cisco
11 8 (1.05%) Splunk
12 7 (0.92%) Dynatrace
13 6 (0.79%) Automation Anywhere
13 6 (0.79%) Blue Prism
13 6 (0.79%) Qualys
13 6 (0.79%) UiPath