Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 36 29
Rank change year-on-year +16 -7 +18
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 1050 889 1274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 8.51% 6.21% 6.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 20.77% 15.48% 16.42%
Number of salaries quoted 867 858 1143
Thames Valley median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -3.41% +18.12%
10th Percentile £23,000 £24,345 £22,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,500
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 5056 5743 7757
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 40.96% 40.14% 41.58%
Number of salaries quoted 3921 4519 6135
Thames Valley median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +9 472 £40,000 -20.00% 33
Oxfordshire +5 388 £47,000 -3.09% 17
Buckinghamshire +24 189 £30,000 -10.45% 12
Computer Science
South East

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 887 (84.48%) Degree
2 471 (44.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 333 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
4 314 (29.90%) Java
5 302 (28.76%) Software Engineering
6 263 (25.05%) C++
6 263 (25.05%) Python
7 255 (24.29%) Windows
8 247 (23.52%) Mathematics
9 240 (22.86%) Linux
9 240 (22.86%) SQL
10 234 (22.29%) JavaScript
11 187 (17.81%) C#
12 168 (16.00%) .NET
13 153 (14.57%) HTML
13 153 (14.57%) Physics
14 152 (14.48%) CSS
15 151 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
16 150 (14.29%) C
17 143 (13.62%) Microsoft
18 129 (12.29%) Analytical Skills
19 126 (12.00%) Scrum
20 125 (11.90%) Test Automation
21 124 (11.81%) Web Services
22 123 (11.71%) OO
23 119 (11.33%) Algorithms
24 117 (11.14%) jQuery
25 103 (9.81%) SQL Server
26 98 (9.33%) PhD
27 93 (8.86%) TDD

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 33 (3.14%) IIS
2 21 (2.00%) Apache
3 18 (1.71%) CMS
4 17 (1.62%) Tomcat
5 14 (1.33%) Apache Spark
6 12 (1.14%) Drupal
6 12 (1.14%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.14%) WordPress
7 11 (1.05%) SugarCRM
8 10 (0.95%) Confluence
8 10 (0.95%) Joomla!
8 10 (0.95%) SAS
9 9 (0.86%) Apache Pig
9 9 (0.86%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.48%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.38%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 58 (5.52%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.38%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.095%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.095%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.095%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (0.86%) SAP ERP
1 9 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.095%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.095%) SAP EHS
4 1 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 151 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (4.10%) SaaS
4 24 (2.29%) GitHub
5 18 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (1.24%) npm
7 10 (0.95%) Force.com
7 10 (0.95%) Office 365
8 9 (0.86%) PaaS
9 6 (0.57%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.38%) Silverpop
11 3 (0.29%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.29%) G Suite
11 3 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 66 (6.29%) Firewall
2 65 (6.19%) Intrusion Detection
2 65 (6.19%) TCP/IP
2 65 (6.19%) WAN
3 47 (4.48%) Network Security
4 42 (4.00%) Internet
5 41 (3.90%) LAN
5 41 (3.90%) VPN
6 35 (3.33%) Ethernet
7 30 (2.86%) BGP
7 30 (2.86%) DNS
8 24 (2.29%) MPLS
9 18 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (1.52%) EIGRP
10 16 (1.52%) OSPF
11 15 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
12 14 (1.33%) HTTP
12 14 (1.33%) SAN
13 13 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (1.24%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (9.81%) SQL Server
2 70 (6.67%) Big Data
3 37 (3.52%) Relational Database
4 32 (3.05%) NoSQL
5 29 (2.76%) MySQL
6 19 (1.81%) Hadoop
7 13 (1.24%) Apache Hive
7 13 (1.24%) MongoDB
8 12 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (1.05%) Oracle Database
10 10 (0.95%) HBase
10 10 (0.95%) Redis
10 10 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.86%) SQLPlus
12 8 (0.76%) Power BI
13 7 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
14 6 (0.57%) Impala
14 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (0.48%) Data Mining
16 4 (0.38%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 93 (8.86%) Git (software)
2 64 (6.10%) Selenium
3 54 (5.14%) JIRA
4 45 (4.29%) JUnit
5 43 (4.10%) Visual Studio
6 42 (4.00%) JMeter
7 40 (3.81%) WebDriver
8 38 (3.62%) Jenkins
9 33 (3.14%) SoapUI
10 28 (2.67%) Cucumber
11 23 (2.19%) Subversion
12 21 (2.00%) IntelliJ
13 19 (1.81%) Ant
14 16 (1.52%) Maven
15 14 (1.33%) Eclipse
15 14 (1.33%) Protractor
16 13 (1.24%) gulp
16 13 (1.24%) Jasmine
16 13 (1.24%) Karma Test Runner
16 13 (1.24%) webpack
General
1 85 (8.10%) Finance
2 69 (6.57%) Telecoms
3 62 (5.90%) Electronics
4 45 (4.29%) Marketing
5 31 (2.95%) Retail
6 26 (2.48%) Games
7 25 (2.38%) Digital Economy
8 17 (1.62%) Aerospace
9 13 (1.24%) Advertising
10 12 (1.14%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.14%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.95%) Banking
11 10 (0.95%) Publishing
12 6 (0.57%) Music Industry
12 6 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.48%) Legal
14 4 (0.38%) Automotive
15 3 (0.29%) Billing
16 2 (0.19%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.095%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 349 (33.24%) Developer
2 201 (19.14%) Software Engineer
3 168 (16.00%) Graduate
4 121 (11.52%) Analyst
5 115 (10.95%) Junior
6 97 (9.24%) C++ Software Engineer
7 88 (8.38%) Java Developer
8 74 (7.05%) Senior Developer
9 68 (6.48%) Graduate Developer
10 64 (6.10%) Software Developer
11 55 (5.24%) .NET Developer
12 48 (4.57%) Web Developer
13 45 (4.29%) Support Analyst
14 44 (4.19%) Junior Developer
15 43 (4.10%) Architect
16 42 (4.00%) IT Graduate
16 42 (4.00%) Tester
17 41 (3.90%) C# Developer
17 41 (3.90%) Network Engineer
18 39 (3.71%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (16.00%) .NET
2 153 (14.57%) HTML
3 152 (14.48%) CSS
4 124 (11.81%) Web Services
5 117 (11.14%) jQuery
6 84 (8.00%) ASP.NET
7 75 (7.14%) AngularJS
8 72 (6.86%) Qt
9 66 (6.29%) SOAP
10 58 (5.52%) WinForms
11 54 (5.14%) Spring
12 48 (4.57%) .NET Framework
12 48 (4.57%) OpenGL
12 48 (4.57%) REST
13 47 (4.48%) Ajax
13 47 (4.48%) HTML5
14 46 (4.38%) MFC
15 45 (4.29%) JSON
15 45 (4.29%) XML
16 37 (3.52%) React
Miscellaneous
1 129 (12.29%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (11.33%) Algorithms
3 34 (3.24%) CUDA
4 31 (2.95%) Management Information System
5 29 (2.76%) Client/Server
6 28 (2.67%) User Experience
7 26 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
8 23 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.81%) Data Centre
10 18 (1.71%) Security Operations Centre
11 17 (1.62%) Mobile App
12 16 (1.52%) Public Cloud
12 16 (1.52%) Robotics
13 14 (1.33%) Hedge funds
14 13 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
15 12 (1.14%) Life Science
16 10 (0.95%) Smart Home
17 9 (0.86%) Cyber Attack
17 9 (0.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 9 (0.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 255 (24.29%) Windows
2 240 (22.86%) Linux
3 56 (5.33%) Unix
4 32 (3.05%) Windows Server
5 20 (1.90%) CentOS
6 19 (1.81%) Mac OS X
7 14 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.05%) Apple iOS
8 11 (1.05%) Mac OS
9 10 (0.95%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.76%) Android
11 7 (0.67%) VxWorks
11 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.48%) Debian
12 5 (0.48%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.19%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.095%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (28.76%) Software Engineering
3 247 (23.52%) Mathematics
4 153 (14.57%) Physics
5 126 (12.00%) Scrum
6 125 (11.90%) Test Automation
7 123 (11.71%) OO
8 93 (8.86%) TDD
9 92 (8.76%) Open Source
10 84 (8.00%) SDLC
11 77 (7.33%) OOD
12 75 (7.14%) Multithreading
13 74 (7.05%) Mentoring
14 70 (6.67%) Project Management
15 67 (6.38%) MVC
16 65 (6.19%) Statistics
17 62 (5.90%) Analytics
18 61 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
19 57 (5.43%) DevOps
20 47 (4.48%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 314 (29.90%) Java
2 263 (25.05%) C++
2 263 (25.05%) Python
3 240 (22.86%) SQL
4 234 (22.29%) JavaScript
5 187 (17.81%) C#
6 150 (14.29%) C
7 87 (8.29%) PHP
8 56 (5.33%) Perl
9 48 (4.57%) R
10 47 (4.48%) Shell Script
11 41 (3.90%) PowerShell
12 39 (3.71%) Ruby
13 35 (3.33%) MATLAB
14 24 (2.29%) VB.NET
15 21 (2.00%) Julia
16 15 (1.43%) Bash Shell
17 14 (1.33%) Apex Code
17 14 (1.33%) T-SQL
18 13 (1.24%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 887 (84.48%) Degree
2 471 (44.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 98 (9.33%) PhD
4 58 (5.52%) Master's Degree
5 38 (3.62%) ISTQB
6 31 (2.95%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (2.76%) Security Cleared
8 23 (2.19%) CCNA
9 16 (1.52%) HND
9 16 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (1.33%) AWS Certification
10 14 (1.33%) SC Cleared
11 13 (1.24%) CISSP
12 12 (1.14%) CISM
13 10 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
14 9 (0.86%) DV Cleared
15 7 (0.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 7 (0.67%) CCIE
15 7 (0.67%) CCSP
15 7 (0.67%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (7.71%) QA
2 15 (1.43%) ECSS
3 14 (1.33%) PMO
4 8 (0.76%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.67%) SLA
6 5 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.38%) GDPR
8 3 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.19%) GCP
10 1 (0.095%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.095%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.095%) IASME
10 1 (0.095%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.095%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 48 (4.57%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.10%) Firmware
3 21 (2.00%) Docker
4 11 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.95%) KVM
6 9 (0.86%) HDFS
6 9 (0.86%) NFS
7 6 (0.57%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.19%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.19%) vSphere
10 2 (0.19%) Xen
11 1 (0.095%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.095%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 30 (2.86%) Ansible
2 16 (1.52%) Nagios
3 13 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.24%) Puppet
4 12 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (1.14%) Kubernetes
5 11 (1.05%) SCOM
6 8 (0.76%) Salt
6 8 (0.76%) Terraform
7 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.38%) Nessus
7 4 (0.38%) Oozie
7 4 (0.38%) SCCM
7 4 (0.38%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 3 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.19%) Kibana
9 2 (0.19%) Nmap
9 2 (0.19%) Rancher
9 2 (0.19%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 143 (13.62%) Microsoft
2 46 (4.38%) Oracle
3 38 (3.62%) Juniper
4 36 (3.43%) SAP
5 33 (3.14%) Cisco
6 25 (2.38%) Palo Alto
7 23 (2.19%) HP
8 21 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (1.52%) Google
10 14 (1.33%) Sophos
10 14 (1.33%) Twitter
11 13 (1.24%) Capita
11 13 (1.24%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.05%) Apple
13 8 (0.76%) SolarWinds
14 7 (0.67%) Arista
14 7 (0.67%) Concur
14 7 (0.67%) Extreme Networks
14 7 (0.67%) F5
14 7 (0.67%) VMware