Period
to 19 October 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 19 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 39 31
Rank change year-on-year +15 -8 +10
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 920 891 1195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 7.90% 6.02% 6.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.22% 15.00% 16.16%
Number of salaries quoted 795 861 1006
Thames Valley median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +16.44%
10th Percentile £24,100 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £70,000 £68,750
South East median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.75% - +2.56%

Computer Science is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Thames Valley
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 4787 5940 7396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 41.08% 40.12% 40.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3724 4618 5636
Thames Valley median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,000 £70,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in the Thames Valley

Computer Science
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Science in the Thames Valley.

Salary trend for Computer Science in the Thames Valley

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in the Thames Valley

Computer Science
Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 19 October 2017. 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
Berkshire +5 367 £37,500 -14.77% 21
Oxfordshire +6 351 £40,000 -15.79% 24
Buckinghamshire +19 203 £32,500 -13.62% 11
Computer Science
South East

For the 6 months to 19 October 2017, IT jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Thames Valley region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 777 (84.46%) Degree
2 405 (44.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 293 (31.85%) Java
4 292 (31.74%) Software Engineering
5 289 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
6 262 (28.48%) C++
7 240 (26.09%) Windows
8 213 (23.15%) Linux
9 211 (22.93%) C#
10 200 (21.74%) Python
11 198 (21.52%) SQL
12 195 (21.20%) Mathematics
13 192 (20.87%) JavaScript
14 173 (18.80%) .NET
15 151 (16.41%) Microsoft
16 149 (16.20%) CSS
17 145 (15.76%) C
18 137 (14.89%) HTML
19 129 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
20 127 (13.80%) Web Services
21 122 (13.26%) Physics
22 108 (11.74%) OO
23 104 (11.30%) Scrum
24 99 (10.76%) Amazon AWS
25 97 (10.54%) SQL Server
26 96 (10.43%) jQuery
27 93 (10.11%) PhD
28 90 (9.78%) Algorithms
29 86 (9.35%) Finance
30 85 (9.24%) Git (software)

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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 21 (2.28%) Apache
2 20 (2.17%) IIS
3 17 (1.85%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.63%) Tomcat
5 14 (1.52%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.41%) CMS
7 10 (1.09%) SugarCRM
8 9 (0.98%) Apache Pig
8 9 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.87%) Drupal
10 7 (0.76%) SAS
10 7 (0.76%) WordPress
11 6 (0.65%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.65%) Confluence
11 6 (0.65%) Joomla!
12 5 (0.54%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.43%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.33%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.33%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 52 (5.65%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.33%) Maple
6 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (0.98%) SAP ERP
1 9 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.54%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 99 (10.76%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (5.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (5.11%) SaaS
4 13 (1.41%) Force.com
4 13 (1.41%) GitHub
5 12 (1.30%) Office 365
6 10 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.87%) PaaS
8 4 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (0.43%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.33%) G Suite
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.22%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 46 (5.00%) Network Security
2 43 (4.67%) TCP/IP
3 37 (4.02%) Firewall
3 37 (4.02%) WAN
4 32 (3.48%) Intrusion Detection
5 29 (3.15%) LAN
5 29 (3.15%) VPN
6 27 (2.93%) BGP
6 27 (2.93%) Internet
7 25 (2.72%) DNS
8 24 (2.61%) Ethernet
9 20 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (1.74%) DHCP
10 16 (1.74%) OSPF
10 16 (1.74%) ZigBee
11 15 (1.63%) EIGRP
11 15 (1.63%) MPLS
12 11 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (1.20%) VoIP
13 9 (0.98%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (10.54%) SQL Server
2 55 (5.98%) Big Data
3 38 (4.13%) Relational Database
4 27 (2.93%) NoSQL
5 21 (2.28%) MySQL
6 18 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (1.85%) MongoDB
8 16 (1.74%) Hadoop
9 12 (1.30%) GIS
9 12 (1.30%) Oracle Database
10 11 (1.20%) Apache Hive
11 9 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
11 9 (0.98%) SQLPlus
12 8 (0.87%) HBase
13 6 (0.65%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.43%) Redis
14 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.43%) Sqoop
14 4 (0.43%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 85 (9.24%) Git (software)
2 49 (5.33%) JIRA
3 48 (5.22%) Selenium
4 39 (4.24%) JMeter
4 39 (4.24%) WebDriver
5 37 (4.02%) Visual Studio
6 36 (3.91%) JUnit
7 32 (3.48%) Jenkins
8 30 (3.26%) SoapUI
9 22 (2.39%) Eclipse
9 22 (2.39%) Maven
10 21 (2.28%) IntelliJ
11 19 (2.07%) Ant
12 16 (1.74%) Cucumber
12 16 (1.74%) Subversion
13 14 (1.52%) LoadRunner
13 14 (1.52%) Metasploit
14 10 (1.09%) HP UFT
15 9 (0.98%) eggPlant
15 9 (0.98%) TestNG
General
1 86 (9.35%) Finance
2 83 (9.02%) Telecoms
3 68 (7.39%) Electronics
4 49 (5.33%) Marketing
5 28 (3.04%) Manufacturing
6 27 (2.93%) Retail
7 26 (2.83%) Digital Economy
8 19 (2.07%) Games
9 16 (1.74%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.41%) Advertising
11 11 (1.20%) Publishing
12 10 (1.09%) Legal
13 9 (0.98%) Aerospace
13 9 (0.98%) Automotive
14 4 (0.43%) Billing
15 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.22%) Back Office
16 2 (0.22%) Banking
16 2 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 334 (36.30%) Developer
2 172 (18.70%) Software Engineer
3 170 (18.48%) Graduate
4 115 (12.50%) Junior
5 101 (10.98%) Software Developer
6 100 (10.87%) Analyst
7 81 (8.80%) Java Developer
8 69 (7.50%) C++ Software Engineer
8 69 (7.50%) Graduate Developer
9 58 (6.30%) .NET Developer
10 57 (6.20%) Senior Developer
11 54 (5.87%) Junior Developer
12 48 (5.22%) IT Graduate
13 47 (5.11%) C# Developer
14 43 (4.67%) Consultant
15 40 (4.35%) Tester
16 36 (3.91%) Network Engineer
16 36 (3.91%) Support Analyst
17 34 (3.70%) Web Developer
18 31 (3.37%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (18.80%) .NET
2 149 (16.20%) CSS
3 137 (14.89%) HTML
4 127 (13.80%) Web Services
5 96 (10.43%) jQuery
6 79 (8.59%) ASP.NET
7 73 (7.93%) AngularJS
8 61 (6.63%) SOAP
8 61 (6.63%) XML
9 59 (6.41%) REST
10 48 (5.22%) Ajax
10 48 (5.22%) Spring
11 45 (4.89%) RESTful
12 42 (4.57%) JSON
12 42 (4.57%) Qt
13 40 (4.35%) .NET Framework
14 37 (4.02%) WinForms
15 35 (3.80%) Hibernate
16 32 (3.48%) HTML5
17 29 (3.15%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 129 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (9.78%) Algorithms
3 33 (3.59%) Mobile App
4 30 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (2.83%) Client/Server
6 24 (2.61%) Management Information System
7 22 (2.39%) User Experience
8 17 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (1.74%) CUDA
9 16 (1.74%) Hedge funds
9 16 (1.74%) Life Science
9 16 (1.74%) Smart Home
10 15 (1.63%) Embedded Systems
11 14 (1.52%) Data Centre
12 13 (1.41%) Driving Licence
13 12 (1.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 12 (1.30%) Robotics
13 12 (1.30%) Social Media
13 12 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
14 11 (1.20%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 240 (26.09%) Windows
2 213 (23.15%) Linux
3 51 (5.54%) Unix
4 28 (3.04%) VxWorks
5 24 (2.61%) Android
6 20 (2.17%) Windows Server
7 17 (1.85%) Mac OS X
8 16 (1.74%) CentOS
9 15 (1.63%) Apple iOS
10 13 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.30%) Mac OS
12 10 (1.09%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.87%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.76%) Windows 10
15 5 (0.54%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.54%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.43%) VMS
16 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
17 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (31.74%) Software Engineering
2 289 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (21.20%) Mathematics
4 122 (13.26%) Physics
5 108 (11.74%) OO
6 104 (11.30%) Scrum
7 85 (9.24%) Test Automation
8 69 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
9 68 (7.39%) SDLC
10 67 (7.28%) Mentoring
11 65 (7.07%) MVC
12 63 (6.85%) Open Source
13 61 (6.63%) Project Management
14 59 (6.41%) Web Development
15 58 (6.30%) TDD
16 53 (5.76%) Analytics
17 50 (5.43%) Multithreading
18 49 (5.33%) ITIL
19 48 (5.22%) DevOps
20 46 (5.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 293 (31.85%) Java
2 262 (28.48%) C++
3 211 (22.93%) C#
4 200 (21.74%) Python
5 198 (21.52%) SQL
6 192 (20.87%) JavaScript
7 145 (15.76%) C
8 68 (7.39%) PHP
9 58 (6.30%) Shell Script
10 47 (5.11%) Perl
11 34 (3.70%) MATLAB
12 31 (3.37%) Ruby
13 29 (3.15%) R
14 27 (2.93%) PowerShell
15 18 (1.96%) Apex Code
16 15 (1.63%) PL/SQL
16 15 (1.63%) VB.NET
17 14 (1.52%) T-SQL
18 12 (1.30%) ES6
18 12 (1.30%) Julia
Qualifications
1 777 (84.46%) Degree
2 405 (44.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 93 (10.11%) PhD
4 65 (7.07%) Security Cleared
5 41 (4.46%) Master's Degree
6 33 (3.59%) ISTQB
7 31 (3.37%) SC Cleared
8 28 (3.04%) DV Cleared
9 22 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (2.07%) CCNA
11 17 (1.85%) HND
12 16 (1.74%) CREST Certified
12 16 (1.74%) OSCP
13 15 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (1.52%) CEH
14 14 (1.52%) CHECK Team Member
14 14 (1.52%) Cyber Scheme
15 11 (1.20%) CCNP
15 11 (1.20%) Tigerscheme
16 10 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.20%) QA
2 22 (2.39%) PMO
3 14 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 10 (1.09%) SLA
7 6 (0.65%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.54%) ECSS
9 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.11%) GCP
10 1 (0.11%) GDPR
10 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.11%) IASME
10 1 (0.11%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 34 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
3 20 (2.17%) Firmware
3 20 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.52%) Docker
5 9 (0.98%) KVM
6 7 (0.76%) HDFS
6 7 (0.76%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.43%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.33%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.22%) vSphere
10 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (2.83%) Ansible
2 18 (1.96%) Nagios
3 15 (1.63%) SCOM
4 14 (1.52%) Nessus
5 10 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.65%) SCCM
8 5 (0.54%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.43%) Oozie
9 4 (0.43%) Puppet
9 4 (0.43%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 3 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
10 3 (0.33%) Nmap
10 3 (0.33%) Salt
10 3 (0.33%) Terraform
11 2 (0.22%) Packer
11 2 (0.22%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.11%) Cacti
Vendors
1 151 (16.41%) Microsoft
2 55 (5.98%) Oracle
3 46 (5.00%) SAP
4 29 (3.15%) Cisco
5 25 (2.72%) VMware
6 24 (2.61%) HP
6 24 (2.61%) Juniper
7 23 (2.50%) Palo Alto
8 20 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (1.52%) Google
9 14 (1.52%) Sophos
10 12 (1.30%) CheckPoint
10 12 (1.30%) SolarWinds
11 10 (1.09%) Red Hat
11 10 (1.09%) Sun
12 7 (0.76%) Tableau
13 6 (0.65%) Concur
14 5 (0.54%) Arista
14 5 (0.54%) Citrix
14 5 (0.54%) Extreme Networks