Period
to 15 October 2019

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 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 145 132 129
Rank change year-on-year -13 -3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 1,852 2,270 2,545
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.35% 2.46% 2.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.25% 9.93% 10.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,405 1,864 2,167
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -

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 20,026 22,869 24,758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.41% 24.75% 25.77%
Number of salaries quoted 14,437 16,967 19,562
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,750 £23,763
90th Percentile £71,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

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 15 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
South East +37 958 £45,000 +12.50% 133
East of England -24 214 £52,500 +16.67% 69
North of England -53 205 £37,500 -6.25% 70
South West -37 171 £38,187 -7.98% 59
Midlands -69 161 £42,500 +6.25% 52
North West -30 122 £35,000 -16.67% 39
Scotland +4 119 £40,000 -1.84% 32
West Midlands -96 92 £37,500 -5.06% 30
East Midlands +13 70 £45,000 +12.50% 22
Yorkshire -22 66 £40,000 +18.52% 17
Wales -10 23 £22,500 -52.63% 14
North East +29 17 - - 14
Northern Ireland -12 9 £48,750 +54.76% 2
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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 1,832 (98.92%) Degree
2 1,690 (91.25%) Computer Science
3 761 (41.09%) Agile Software Development
4 739 (39.90%) C#
5 654 (35.31%) Software Engineering
6 608 (32.83%) .NET
7 461 (24.89%) Java
8 437 (23.60%) SQL
9 415 (22.41%) JavaScript
10 380 (20.52%) C++
11 323 (17.44%) Git (software)
12 316 (17.06%) HTML
13 307 (16.58%) Python
14 305 (16.47%) Linux
15 290 (15.66%) Azure
15 290 (15.66%) Mathematics
16 285 (15.39%) Windows
17 277 (14.96%) Microsoft
18 264 (14.25%) CSS
19 259 (13.98%) AWS
20 255 (13.77%) SQL Server
21 223 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
22 217 (11.72%) AngularJS
23 215 (11.61%) Test Automation
24 207 (11.18%) Scrum
25 204 (11.02%) TDD
26 199 (10.75%) OO
26 199 (10.75%) Docker
27 194 (10.48%) JIRA
28 192 (10.37%) Finance

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 78 (4.21%) Confluence
2 45 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
3 38 (2.05%) Apache
4 30 (1.62%) Tomcat
5 25 (1.35%) Apache Spark
6 23 (1.24%) IIS
7 18 (0.97%) CMS
8 15 (0.81%) Apache Solr
9 14 (0.76%) WordPress
10 13 (0.70%) MS Exchange
11 12 (0.65%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.54%) Drupal
12 10 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
12 10 (0.54%) SugarCRM
13 9 (0.49%) JBoss
14 8 (0.43%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.38%) Apache Pig
15 7 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.38%) nginx
16 6 (0.32%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 34 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.32%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.32%) Simulink
4 6 (0.32%) Stateflow
5 3 (0.16%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.11%) Doxygen
6 2 (0.11%) ProjectWise
6 2 (0.11%) SPSS
7 1 (0.054%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.054%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
3 9 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
3 9 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 9 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.22%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.22%) Primavera
5 1 (0.054%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.054%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.054%) Magento
5 1 (0.054%) Odoo
5 1 (0.054%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.054%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 290 (15.66%) Azure
2 259 (13.98%) AWS
3 68 (3.67%) SaaS
4 60 (3.24%) GCP
5 53 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (1.40%) IaaS
7 25 (1.35%) GitHub
8 21 (1.13%) Office 365
8 21 (1.13%) Power Platform
9 16 (0.86%) Serverless
10 14 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (0.49%) npm
12 9 (0.49%) PaaS
13 8 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.38%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.38%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.27%) Google App Engine
16 4 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 40 (2.16%) Firewall
3 39 (2.11%) Internet
4 38 (2.05%) DNS
5 24 (1.30%) VPN
5 24 (1.30%) Wireless
6 22 (1.19%) Ethernet
7 21 (1.13%) DHCP
7 21 (1.13%) HTTP
8 14 (0.76%) Network Security
8 14 (0.76%) RS-232
9 11 (0.59%) LAN
9 11 (0.59%) WAN
9 11 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (0.54%) BGP
10 10 (0.54%) SMTP
10 10 (0.54%) SSL
11 9 (0.49%) RS-485
12 8 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (0.43%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (13.77%) SQL Server
2 98 (5.29%) MySQL
3 89 (4.81%) Relational Database
4 81 (4.37%) NoSQL
5 72 (3.89%) Big Data
6 43 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 39 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
8 38 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 35 (1.89%) MongoDB
10 28 (1.51%) Oracle Database
11 23 (1.24%) Hadoop
12 21 (1.13%) Power BI
13 20 (1.08%) Redis
14 19 (1.03%) Amazon Aurora
14 19 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
15 18 (0.97%) RDBMS
15 18 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
17 12 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
17 12 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 323 (17.44%) Git (software)
2 194 (10.48%) JIRA
3 144 (7.78%) Jenkins
4 130 (7.02%) Visual Studio
5 91 (4.91%) Selenium
6 86 (4.64%) Subversion
7 44 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 42 (2.27%) Bitbucket
9 39 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 34 (1.84%) Visual Studio Team System
11 33 (1.78%) Maven
12 31 (1.67%) TeamCity
13 26 (1.40%) Cucumber
14 24 (1.30%) Eclipse
15 23 (1.24%) SpecFlow
16 19 (1.03%) Hudson
16 19 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 18 (0.97%) Bugzilla
17 18 (0.97%) Gerrit
18 17 (0.92%) Mocha
General
1 192 (10.37%) Finance
2 108 (5.83%) Retail
3 55 (2.97%) Electronics
4 45 (2.43%) Automotive
5 40 (2.16%) Games
5 40 (2.16%) Public Sector
6 39 (2.11%) Marketing
7 34 (1.84%) Legal
7 34 (1.84%) Telecoms
8 29 (1.57%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.08%) Law
10 15 (0.81%) Aerospace
11 14 (0.76%) Advertising
11 14 (0.76%) Military
12 12 (0.65%) Back Office
12 12 (0.65%) Banking
12 12 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.49%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.38%) Local Government
15 5 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 802 (43.30%) Developer
2 398 (21.49%) Software Engineer
3 333 (17.98%) Graduate
4 324 (17.49%) Software Developer
5 254 (13.71%) Junior
6 192 (10.37%) Graduate Developer
7 176 (9.50%) Junior Developer
8 144 (7.78%) .NET Developer
9 126 (6.80%) C# Developer
10 112 (6.05%) Java Developer
11 111 (5.99%) Analyst
12 105 (5.67%) Senior Developer
13 100 (5.40%) Graduate Software Developer
14 95 (5.13%) Junior Software Developer
15 90 (4.86%) Graduate Software Engineer
16 71 (3.83%) C# .NET Developer
17 67 (3.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 66 (3.56%) Junior Software Engineer
19 65 (3.51%) Architect
20 64 (3.46%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 608 (32.83%) .NET
2 316 (17.06%) HTML
3 264 (14.25%) CSS
4 217 (11.72%) AngularJS
5 165 (8.91%) ASP.NET
6 144 (7.78%) Web Services
7 142 (7.67%) jQuery
8 135 (7.29%) Node.js
9 123 (6.64%) React
10 121 (6.53%) REST
11 118 (6.37%) WPF
12 113 (6.10%) XML
13 112 (6.05%) Spring
14 90 (4.86%) HTML5
15 68 (3.67%) RESTful
16 58 (3.13%) SOAP
17 57 (3.08%) Velocity
18 49 (2.65%) .NET Core
18 49 (2.65%) Spring Boot
18 49 (2.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 124 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (6.05%) User Experience
3 105 (5.67%) Algorithms
4 95 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
5 67 (3.62%) Management Information System
6 53 (2.86%) Virtual Team
7 35 (1.89%) Mobile App
8 34 (1.84%) Driving Licence
9 31 (1.67%) Smartphone
10 30 (1.62%) Client/Server
11 29 (1.57%) Data Centre
12 26 (1.40%) Cloud Native
12 26 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
13 25 (1.35%) Blog
13 25 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (1.30%) Data Structures
15 23 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
16 21 (1.13%) Life Science
16 21 (1.13%) Robotics
17 18 (0.97%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 305 (16.47%) Linux
2 285 (15.39%) Windows
3 58 (3.13%) Android
4 52 (2.81%) Unix
5 48 (2.59%) Windows Server
6 37 (2.00%) Apple iOS
7 29 (1.57%) Ubuntu
8 26 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (1.13%) CentOS
10 19 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.97%) SUSE
12 12 (0.65%) Windows 10
13 9 (0.49%) AIX
14 8 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
15 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.27%) FreeBSD
16 5 (0.27%) OpenWrt
16 5 (0.27%) Windows 7
17 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
18 2 (0.11%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,690 (91.25%) Computer Science
2 761 (41.09%) Agile Software Development
3 654 (35.31%) Software Engineering
4 290 (15.66%) Mathematics
5 223 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
6 215 (11.61%) Test Automation
7 207 (11.18%) Scrum
8 204 (11.02%) TDD
9 199 (10.75%) OO
10 191 (10.31%) DevOps
11 173 (9.34%) Continuous Integration
12 155 (8.37%) Microservices
13 154 (8.32%) MVC
14 153 (8.26%) SDLC
15 147 (7.94%) Physics
16 139 (7.51%) Project Management
17 123 (6.64%) Web Development
18 106 (5.72%) Machine Learning
19 105 (5.67%) Artificial Intelligence
19 105 (5.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 739 (39.90%) C#
2 461 (24.89%) Java
3 437 (23.60%) SQL
4 415 (22.41%) JavaScript
5 380 (20.52%) C++
6 307 (16.58%) Python
7 180 (9.72%) C
8 132 (7.13%) PHP
9 52 (2.81%) VB.NET
10 43 (2.32%) PowerShell
11 42 (2.27%) MATLAB
12 40 (2.16%) T-SQL
13 39 (2.11%) XAML
14 37 (2.00%) Go
15 36 (1.94%) TypeScript
16 34 (1.84%) R
17 32 (1.73%) Scala
18 30 (1.62%) Apex Code
19 26 (1.40%) Bash Shell
19 26 (1.40%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,832 (98.92%) Degree
2 54 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 46 (2.48%) Numerate Degree
4 39 (2.11%) ISTQB
5 37 (2.00%) CISSP
6 36 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 34 (1.84%) SC Cleared
8 33 (1.78%) Master's Degree
9 28 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (1.46%) HND
11 22 (1.19%) MCITP
12 19 (1.03%) CCNP
12 19 (1.03%) MCSE
13 17 (0.92%) CEH
14 16 (0.86%) CCNA
14 16 (0.86%) CISM
14 16 (0.86%) ISEB
14 16 (0.86%) PhD
15 10 (0.54%) HNC
15 10 (0.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (5.40%) QA
2 26 (1.40%) NIST
3 25 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.97%) Data Quality
5 16 (0.86%) ISO 9001
6 15 (0.81%) NCSC
7 14 (0.76%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.59%) SLA
9 10 (0.54%) GDPR
9 10 (0.54%) PMO
10 9 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
11 8 (0.43%) COBIT
11 8 (0.43%) GAMP
12 6 (0.32%) ISO 13485
13 4 (0.22%) MISRA
14 3 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 3 (0.16%) ISO 26262
15 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 2 (0.11%) RMADS
16 1 (0.054%) PSD2
System Software
1 199 (10.75%) Docker
2 46 (2.48%) Active Directory
3 35 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.24%) Firmware
4 23 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (0.76%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.38%) HDFS
6 7 (0.38%) NFS
7 4 (0.22%) iptables
8 3 (0.16%) Postfix
8 3 (0.16%) Samba
8 3 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.16%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.16%) vSphere
9 1 (0.054%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.054%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.054%) vCloud
9 1 (0.054%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 115 (6.21%) Kubernetes
2 66 (3.56%) Puppet
3 58 (3.13%) Ansible
4 49 (2.65%) Terraform
5 27 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
7 17 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.43%) Nagios
8 8 (0.43%) SCOM
9 7 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
9 7 (0.38%) Kibana
9 7 (0.38%) logstash
9 7 (0.38%) Salt
9 7 (0.38%) SCCM
10 6 (0.32%) Stealthwatch
11 5 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.27%) QRadar
12 4 (0.22%) Cobbler
12 4 (0.22%) Mesos
12 4 (0.22%) Packer
Vendors
1 277 (14.96%) Microsoft
2 99 (5.35%) Oracle
3 72 (3.89%) Google
4 60 (3.24%) Salesforce.com
5 51 (2.75%) Cisco
6 50 (2.70%) Sage
7 40 (2.16%) Atlassian
8 39 (2.11%) VMware
9 24 (1.30%) SAP
10 22 (1.19%) Juniper
11 18 (0.97%) IBM
12 17 (0.92%) Splunk
13 16 (0.86%) Fortinet
14 13 (0.70%) hybris
15 12 (0.65%) CheckPoint
16 11 (0.59%) F5
17 10 (0.54%) Red Hat
17 10 (0.54%) Sitecore
18 9 (0.49%) Cypress Semiconductor
18 9 (0.49%) Zend