Period
to 6 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 6 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 153 146 138
Rank change year-on-year -7 -8 -3
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 981 1,968 2,459
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.05% 2.40% 2.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.90% 8.83% 10.22%
Number of salaries quoted 827 1,389 2,043
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +11.84%
10th Percentile £24,900 £22,950 £22,500
90th Percentile £73,850 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% +11.76%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 11,022 22,283 24,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.00% 27.14% 24.19%
Number of salaries quoted 7,962 15,819 18,220
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,582
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +0.94% +6.15%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in the UK excluding London

Computer Science Degree
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Computer Science Degree in the UK excluding London

Computer Science Degree
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Computer Science Degree in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Computer Science Degree in the UK excluding London

Computer Science Degree
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 6 June 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
South East -11 413 £40,000 -5.88% 23
East of England -6 132 £45,000 -14.29% 15
North of England +23 131 £42,500 +6.25% 17
Midlands +14 117 £47,500 +18.75% 18
North West +25 97 £45,000 -2.70% 10
South West -28 81 £41,250 +10.00% 15
East Midlands +33 65 £50,000 +20.48% 6
Scotland +5 57 £40,000 -11.11% 5
West Midlands +7 52 £47,500 +35.71% 12
Northern Ireland +32 27 £52,500 +26.51% 5
Wales -9 22 £55,000 +144.44% 1
Yorkshire +57 20 £27,500 -31.25% 3
North East -1 14 - - 4
Isle of Man - 1 £51,500 -
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 973 (99.18%) Degree
2 929 (94.70%) Computer Science
3 359 (36.60%) Agile Software Development
4 356 (36.29%) C#
5 341 (34.76%) Software Engineering
6 333 (33.94%) SQL
7 279 (28.44%) .NET
8 245 (24.97%) JavaScript
9 223 (22.73%) Java
10 215 (21.92%) Windows
11 200 (20.39%) Mathematics
12 171 (17.43%) Python
13 168 (17.13%) Finance
13 168 (17.13%) Problem-Solving
14 164 (16.72%) CSS
15 158 (16.11%) C++
16 153 (15.60%) Git (software)
17 149 (15.19%) Azure
17 149 (15.19%) Linux
18 148 (15.09%) SQL Server
19 147 (14.98%) HTML
20 141 (14.37%) AWS
21 139 (14.17%) Microsoft
22 138 (14.07%) Test Automation
23 126 (12.84%) AngularJS
24 108 (11.01%) DevOps
25 106 (10.81%) React
26 103 (10.50%) Scrum
27 102 (10.40%) Unit Testing
28 97 (9.89%) ASP.NET

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 28 (2.85%) IIS
2 23 (2.34%) Apache Spark
3 22 (2.24%) SharePoint
4 18 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (1.43%) Apache
5 14 (1.43%) CMS
6 12 (1.22%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.12%) Confluence
8 9 (0.92%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.92%) WordPress
9 7 (0.71%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.61%) ArcGIS
10 6 (0.61%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.51%) Moodle
11 5 (0.51%) nginx
12 4 (0.41%) Drupal
12 4 (0.41%) JBoss
12 4 (0.41%) SilverStripe
13 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.31%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 20 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.92%) Magento
1 9 (0.92%) NetSuite
2 6 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.41%) assyst
3 4 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.31%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.31%) Shopify
5 2 (0.20%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 149 (15.19%) Azure
2 141 (14.37%) AWS
3 78 (7.95%) SaaS
4 39 (3.98%) Cloud Computing
5 38 (3.87%) GCP
6 20 (2.04%) Office 365
7 12 (1.22%) Power Platform
7 12 (1.22%) Slack
8 10 (1.02%) npm
9 9 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (0.82%) IaaS
11 7 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.71%) Amazon ECS
11 7 (0.71%) GitHub
12 6 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (0.61%) NuGet
13 5 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 54 (5.50%) Firewall
2 34 (3.47%) DNS
3 33 (3.36%) VPN
4 29 (2.96%) SAN
5 27 (2.75%) TCP/IP
6 21 (2.14%) Wireless
7 20 (2.04%) NAS
8 17 (1.73%) DHCP
9 16 (1.63%) Internet
9 16 (1.63%) LAN
9 16 (1.63%) WAN
10 13 (1.33%) BGP
10 13 (1.33%) OSPF
11 12 (1.22%) FTP
12 11 (1.12%) Skype
13 10 (1.02%) Ethernet
13 10 (1.02%) H.323
14 9 (0.92%) IPsec
15 8 (0.82%) MPLS
15 8 (0.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 75 (7.65%) MySQL
3 74 (7.54%) Relational Database
4 69 (7.03%) Big Data
5 67 (6.83%) NoSQL
6 36 (3.67%) RDBMS
7 28 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (2.75%) Hadoop
9 21 (2.14%) MongoDB
10 15 (1.53%) HBase
10 15 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (1.43%) GIS
12 13 (1.33%) MariaDB
12 13 (1.33%) Redis
13 11 (1.12%) Power BI
13 11 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 153 (15.60%) Git (software)
2 72 (7.34%) Selenium
3 56 (5.71%) Visual Studio
4 53 (5.40%) Jenkins
5 49 (4.99%) JIRA
6 39 (3.98%) SoapUI
7 34 (3.47%) HP UFT
8 29 (2.96%) LoadRunner
9 27 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (1.83%) Maven
11 15 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
11 15 (1.53%) webpack
12 14 (1.43%) WebDriver
13 12 (1.22%) Eclipse
13 12 (1.22%) NUnit
13 12 (1.22%) PHPUnit
13 12 (1.22%) SpecFlow
13 12 (1.22%) Subversion
14 10 (1.02%) Bitbucket
15 9 (0.92%) Cypress.io
General
1 168 (17.13%) Finance
2 43 (4.38%) Manufacturing
3 41 (4.18%) Retail
4 35 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 30 (3.06%) Games
6 19 (1.94%) Banking
6 19 (1.94%) Marketing
7 16 (1.63%) Law
7 16 (1.63%) Public Sector
8 13 (1.33%) Electronics
9 10 (1.02%) Aerospace
10 8 (0.82%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.82%) Legal
10 8 (0.82%) Norwegian Language
11 6 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.61%) Police
12 5 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.51%) Local Government
13 3 (0.31%) Billing
13 3 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 391 (39.86%) Developer
2 170 (17.33%) Software Engineer
3 149 (15.19%) Software Developer
4 119 (12.13%) Graduate
5 103 (10.50%) Junior
6 77 (7.85%) Analyst
6 77 (7.85%) Junior Developer
7 71 (7.24%) Senior Developer
8 69 (7.03%) C# Developer
9 60 (6.12%) .NET Developer
9 60 (6.12%) Java Developer
10 50 (5.10%) Graduate Developer
11 46 (4.69%) C# Software Engineer
12 36 (3.67%) Senior Software Developer
13 35 (3.57%) Graduate Software Developer
14 33 (3.36%) C# .NET Developer
14 33 (3.36%) PHP Developer
15 32 (3.26%) Senior Software Engineer
15 32 (3.26%) Test Leader
16 31 (3.16%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (28.44%) .NET
2 164 (16.72%) CSS
3 147 (14.98%) HTML
4 126 (12.84%) AngularJS
5 106 (10.81%) React
6 97 (9.89%) ASP.NET
7 75 (7.65%) Web Services
8 65 (6.63%) jQuery
9 58 (5.91%) Node.js
10 57 (5.81%) SOAP
11 52 (5.30%) Spring
12 51 (5.20%) XML
13 49 (4.99%) REST
13 49 (4.99%) RESTful
14 42 (4.28%) .NET Framework
15 39 (3.98%) JSON
16 37 (3.77%) HTML5
17 36 (3.67%) .NET Core
18 29 (2.96%) Ajax
19 28 (2.85%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 83 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (6.83%) Algorithms
3 66 (6.73%) User Experience
4 50 (5.10%) Management Information System
5 39 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
6 38 (3.87%) Mobile App
7 34 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
8 30 (3.06%) Virtual Team
9 28 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
10 25 (2.55%) Data Centre
11 16 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
12 12 (1.22%) Data Structures
13 11 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 11 (1.12%) Photography
14 10 (1.02%) Smartphone
15 9 (0.92%) Animation
15 9 (0.92%) Public Cloud
16 8 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
16 8 (0.82%) NHS
16 8 (0.82%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 215 (21.92%) Windows
2 149 (15.19%) Linux
3 41 (4.18%) Unix
4 31 (3.16%) Windows Server
5 29 (2.96%) Apple iOS
6 27 (2.75%) Android
7 10 (1.02%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (0.82%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.71%) CentOS
9 7 (0.71%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
10 6 (0.61%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.20%) Robot Operating System
14 1 (0.10%) Debian
14 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 929 (94.70%) Computer Science
2 359 (36.60%) Agile Software Development
3 341 (34.76%) Software Engineering
4 200 (20.39%) Mathematics
5 168 (17.13%) Problem-Solving
6 138 (14.07%) Test Automation
7 108 (11.01%) DevOps
8 103 (10.50%) Scrum
9 102 (10.40%) Unit Testing
10 87 (8.87%) OO
11 85 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
12 83 (8.46%) TDD
13 81 (8.26%) Mentoring
14 80 (8.15%) Decision-Making
14 80 (8.15%) SDLC
15 70 (7.14%) Physics
16 69 (7.03%) OOP
17 63 (6.42%) Project Management
17 63 (6.42%) Waterfall
18 55 (5.61%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 356 (36.29%) C#
2 333 (33.94%) SQL
3 245 (24.97%) JavaScript
4 223 (22.73%) Java
5 171 (17.43%) Python
6 158 (16.11%) C++
7 85 (8.66%) C
8 77 (7.85%) PHP
9 50 (5.10%) R
10 44 (4.49%) TypeScript
11 40 (4.08%) MATLAB
12 30 (3.06%) PowerShell
13 29 (2.96%) T-SQL
14 24 (2.45%) Bash Shell
15 23 (2.34%) Java 8
16 21 (2.14%) Perl
17 16 (1.63%) Embedded C
17 16 (1.63%) ES6
18 15 (1.53%) Ruby
18 15 (1.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 973 (99.18%) Degree
2 50 (5.10%) Master's Degree
3 41 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (2.96%) Security Cleared
5 22 (2.24%) MCSE
6 21 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
7 18 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (1.73%) SC Cleared
9 14 (1.43%) CCNP
10 11 (1.12%) CCNA
10 11 (1.12%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.92%) CEH
11 9 (0.92%) CISSP
11 9 (0.92%) PhD
12 8 (0.82%) MBCS
13 7 (0.71%) HNC
13 7 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
13 7 (0.71%) RHCSA
14 6 (0.61%) ISEB
14 6 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (7.54%) QA
2 31 (3.16%) PMO
3 9 (0.92%) GDPR
4 7 (0.71%) NCSC
5 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.41%) PMBOK
5 4 (0.41%) SLA
6 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.20%) COBIT
7 2 (0.20%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.20%) MISRA
7 2 (0.20%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 92 (9.38%) Docker
2 65 (6.63%) Active Directory
3 36 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (2.75%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.02%) HDFS
5 10 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.71%) vSphere
7 6 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.20%) Firmware
8 2 (0.20%) KVM
9 1 (0.10%) NFS
9 1 (0.10%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 1 (0.10%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 43 (4.38%) Kubernetes
2 38 (3.87%) Puppet
3 31 (3.16%) Ansible
4 25 (2.55%) SCCM
5 20 (2.04%) SCOM
6 19 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (1.53%) Kibana
8 14 (1.43%) SCVMM
9 13 (1.33%) Terraform
10 8 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
11 6 (0.61%) Grafana
11 6 (0.61%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.51%) HP ALM
12 5 (0.51%) Icinga
12 5 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
13 4 (0.41%) Amdocs OSS
13 4 (0.41%) Observium
13 4 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
14 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 139 (14.17%) Microsoft
2 48 (4.89%) Cisco
3 38 (3.87%) VMware
4 31 (3.16%) Google
5 25 (2.55%) Oracle
6 14 (1.43%) 3PAR
6 14 (1.43%) IBM
6 14 (1.43%) Sage
6 14 (1.43%) ServiceNow
7 11 (1.12%) Actian
7 11 (1.12%) F5
7 11 (1.12%) HP
8 10 (1.02%) Capita
9 8 (0.82%) Autodesk
9 8 (0.82%) Fortinet
9 8 (0.82%) SAP
10 7 (0.71%) Dell
10 7 (0.71%) NetApp
11 6 (0.61%) CheckPoint
11 6 (0.61%) Juniper