Period
to 16 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 46 38
Rank change year-on-year +4 -8 +18
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 5,815 5,426 6,513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.87% 5.30% 5.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.45% 14.16% 14.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4,772 4,607 5,510
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 37,628 38,313 45,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 38.02% 37.41% 38.17%
Number of salaries quoted 29,787 30,730 35,797
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,950
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in the UK excluding London

Computer Science
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 in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Computer Science in the UK excluding London

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in the UK excluding London

Computer Science
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 within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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 +8 2,192 £40,000 - 254
East of England +6 1,336 £45,000 +8.43% 282
North of England -12 755 £42,500 +13.33% 169
Midlands -7 597 £34,000 -2.86% 105
South West -1 541 £40,000 - 74
North West -13 502 £42,500 +8.97% 107
West Midlands 0 364 £33,250 +2.31% 66
Scotland -12 253 £40,000 -10.11% 43
East Midlands -16 243 £32,500 -13.33% 37
Yorkshire -16 186 £40,000 +6.67% 46
Wales -4 88 £25,000 -28.57% 24
Northern Ireland +4 68 £40,000 -11.11% 16
North East -5 67 £39,513 +5.37% 16
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 4,583 (78.81%) Degree
2 2,443 (42.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 2,059 (35.41%) Software Engineering
4 1,967 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
5 1,748 (30.06%) Java
6 1,585 (27.26%) SQL
7 1,520 (26.14%) C++
8 1,506 (25.90%) C#
9 1,489 (25.61%) Mathematics
10 1,443 (24.82%) JavaScript
11 1,201 (20.65%) Python
12 1,190 (20.46%) Linux
13 1,177 (20.24%) .NET
14 1,026 (17.64%) HTML
15 978 (16.82%) Windows
16 886 (15.24%) CSS
17 863 (14.84%) OO
18 811 (13.95%) SQL Server
19 785 (13.50%) C
20 755 (12.98%) Finance
21 736 (12.66%) Microsoft
22 726 (12.48%) Physics
23 659 (11.33%) MVC
24 634 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
25 633 (10.89%) ASP.NET
26 629 (10.82%) TDD
27 626 (10.77%) SDLC
28 625 (10.75%) Scrum
29 594 (10.21%) Test Automation
30 550 (9.46%) Amazon AWS

Computer Science
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
1 160 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
2 111 (1.91%) Tomcat
3 106 (1.82%) Apache
4 94 (1.62%) IIS
5 77 (1.32%) JBoss
6 76 (1.31%) OpenStack
7 74 (1.27%) Apache Spark
8 72 (1.24%) CMS
9 62 (1.07%) SAS
10 60 (1.03%) SharePoint
11 38 (0.65%) WebLogic
12 36 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 33 (0.57%) Confluence
13 33 (0.57%) WebSphere
14 30 (0.52%) WordPress
15 29 (0.50%) Drupal
15 29 (0.50%) Umbraco
16 27 (0.46%) nginx
17 26 (0.45%) MS Exchange
18 22 (0.38%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 172 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
2 159 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 74 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 65 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 33 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
6 32 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (0.34%) SPSS
8 11 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.17%) Simulink
10 6 (0.10%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
10 6 (0.10%) Weka
11 5 (0.086%) Mathematica
11 5 (0.086%) Maya
11 5 (0.086%) XMetaL
12 4 (0.069%) GNU Octave
13 2 (0.034%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.034%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.034%) ZBrush
14 1 (0.017%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 29 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.22%) NetSuite
3 11 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 11 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 10 (0.17%) Magento
5 7 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 7 (0.12%) SAP CO
5 7 (0.12%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.10%) SAP SD
7 5 (0.086%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.086%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 4 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.069%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.052%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.034%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 550 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
2 385 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 190 (3.27%) SaaS
4 118 (2.03%) GitHub
5 66 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
6 60 (1.03%) Office 365
7 48 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
7 48 (0.83%) PaaS
8 36 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
9 33 (0.57%) npm
10 31 (0.53%) Force.com
11 28 (0.48%) OpenShift
12 23 (0.40%) IaaS
13 22 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 19 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 17 (0.29%) Amazon S3
16 13 (0.22%) Google App Engine
17 10 (0.17%) Google Compute Engine
18 9 (0.15%) Datadog
18 9 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 203 (3.49%) TCP/IP
2 165 (2.84%) Firewall
3 149 (2.56%) Internet
4 114 (1.96%) WAN
5 102 (1.75%) HTTP
6 101 (1.74%) DNS
7 85 (1.46%) LAN
7 85 (1.46%) VPN
8 84 (1.44%) DHCP
9 83 (1.43%) Wireless
10 66 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
11 52 (0.89%) Ethernet
11 52 (0.89%) Network Security
12 41 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
13 36 (0.62%) SAN
14 35 (0.60%) OSPF
15 34 (0.58%) BGP
16 33 (0.57%) MPLS
17 32 (0.55%) Broadband
18 26 (0.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 811 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 346 (5.95%) NoSQL
3 283 (4.87%) Big Data
4 265 (4.56%) Relational Database
5 246 (4.23%) MySQL
6 228 (3.92%) MongoDB
7 123 (2.12%) Oracle Database
8 92 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
9 91 (1.56%) Hadoop
10 81 (1.39%) Data Mining
11 80 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
12 73 (1.26%) RDBMS
13 67 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 66 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 65 (1.12%) Redis
16 61 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
17 57 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
18 48 (0.83%) GIS
19 40 (0.69%) Apache Hive
20 39 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 491 (8.44%) Git (software)
2 350 (6.02%) Visual Studio
3 257 (4.42%) Selenium
4 224 (3.85%) JIRA
5 188 (3.23%) Jenkins
6 177 (3.04%) Subversion
7 162 (2.79%) JUnit
8 134 (2.30%) Maven
9 124 (2.13%) Cucumber
10 103 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 96 (1.65%) Eclipse
12 93 (1.60%) NUnit
13 85 (1.46%) WebDriver
14 71 (1.22%) TeamCity
15 63 (1.08%) JMeter
16 59 (1.01%) SoapUI
17 53 (0.91%) Ant
17 53 (0.91%) Gradle
18 48 (0.83%) LabVIEW
19 44 (0.76%) MSTest
General
1 755 (12.98%) Finance
2 354 (6.09%) Electronics
3 244 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 192 (3.30%) Games
5 174 (2.99%) Marketing
6 173 (2.98%) Retail
7 159 (2.73%) Banking
8 116 (1.99%) Manufacturing
9 105 (1.81%) Automotive
10 84 (1.44%) Advertising
11 54 (0.93%) Aerospace
12 53 (0.91%) German Language
13 48 (0.83%) Legal
14 42 (0.72%) Financial Institution
15 33 (0.57%) French Language
15 33 (0.57%) Front Office
16 30 (0.52%) Publishing
17 27 (0.46%) Digital Economy
18 26 (0.45%) Law
19 25 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,316 (39.83%) Developer
2 1,186 (20.40%) Software Engineer
3 967 (16.63%) Graduate
4 643 (11.06%) Software Developer
5 590 (10.15%) Junior
6 585 (10.06%) Java Developer
7 556 (9.56%) Analyst
7 556 (9.56%) C++ Software Engineer
8 486 (8.36%) .NET Developer
9 482 (8.29%) Graduate Developer
10 427 (7.34%) Senior Developer
11 395 (6.79%) C# Developer
12 383 (6.59%) Junior Developer
13 283 (4.87%) Graduate Software Engineer
14 244 (4.20%) C# .NET Developer
15 243 (4.18%) Architect
16 206 (3.54%) C++ Developer
17 199 (3.42%) Senior Software Engineer
18 196 (3.37%) Java Engineer
19 186 (3.20%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,177 (20.24%) .NET
2 1,026 (17.64%) HTML
3 886 (15.24%) CSS
4 633 (10.89%) ASP.NET
5 545 (9.37%) AngularJS
6 503 (8.65%) Web Services
7 450 (7.74%) jQuery
8 433 (7.45%) XML
9 351 (6.04%) HTML5
10 323 (5.55%) REST
11 315 (5.42%) Spring
12 313 (5.38%) RESTful
13 306 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
14 287 (4.94%) .NET Framework
15 234 (4.02%) ASP.NET Web API
16 229 (3.94%) SOAP
17 225 (3.87%) Node.js
18 215 (3.70%) J2EE
19 214 (3.68%) WCF
20 209 (3.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 634 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
2 493 (8.48%) Algorithms
3 252 (4.33%) Management Information System
4 192 (3.30%) User Experience
5 178 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
6 177 (3.04%) Mobile App
7 176 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
8 131 (2.25%) Data Centre
9 121 (2.08%) Data Structures
10 99 (1.70%) Robotics
11 87 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
12 86 (1.48%) Fintech
13 70 (1.20%) Life Science
14 62 (1.07%) Client/Server
14 62 (1.07%) Public Cloud
15 54 (0.93%) 3D Graphics
16 50 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
17 44 (0.76%) CUDA
18 33 (0.57%) Virtual Team
19 32 (0.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,190 (20.46%) Linux
2 978 (16.82%) Windows
3 330 (5.67%) Unix
4 180 (3.10%) Android
5 156 (2.68%) Apple iOS
6 153 (2.63%) Windows Server
7 65 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
8 47 (0.81%) Mac OS
9 43 (0.74%) Windows 7
10 39 (0.67%) Ubuntu
11 36 (0.62%) CentOS
12 34 (0.58%) Windows 10
13 32 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
14 30 (0.52%) Mac OS X
15 28 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
16 26 (0.45%) Debian
16 26 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 21 (0.36%) Windows 8
18 20 (0.34%) CoreOS
19 18 (0.31%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,059 (35.41%) Software Engineering
2 1,967 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
3 1,489 (25.61%) Mathematics
4 863 (14.84%) OO
5 726 (12.48%) Physics
6 659 (11.33%) MVC
7 629 (10.82%) TDD
8 626 (10.77%) SDLC
9 625 (10.75%) Scrum
10 594 (10.21%) Test Automation
11 482 (8.29%) Web Development
12 383 (6.59%) Machine Learning
13 376 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
14 322 (5.54%) Open Source
15 317 (5.45%) OOP
16 309 (5.31%) Mentoring
16 309 (5.31%) Project Management
17 297 (5.11%) Multithreading
18 283 (4.87%) Continuous Improvement
19 278 (4.78%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,748 (30.06%) Java
2 1,585 (27.26%) SQL
3 1,520 (26.14%) C++
4 1,506 (25.90%) C#
5 1,443 (24.82%) JavaScript
6 1,201 (20.65%) Python
7 785 (13.50%) C
8 318 (5.47%) PHP
9 241 (4.14%) Ruby
10 209 (3.59%) MATLAB
11 174 (2.99%) Perl
12 160 (2.75%) R
13 139 (2.39%) T-SQL
14 126 (2.17%) Embedded C
15 115 (1.98%) VB.NET
16 113 (1.94%) Shell Script
17 111 (1.91%) PowerShell
18 90 (1.55%) Embedded C++
19 81 (1.39%) PL/SQL
20 79 (1.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4,583 (78.81%) Degree
2 2,443 (42.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 365 (6.28%) PhD
4 177 (3.04%) Master's Degree
5 161 (2.77%) Security Cleared
6 127 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 124 (2.13%) Numerate Degree
8 89 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
9 81 (1.39%) SC Cleared
10 76 (1.31%) ISTQB
11 62 (1.07%) CCNA
12 60 (1.03%) CISSP
13 58 (1.00%) HND
14 40 (0.69%) PMI Certification
15 38 (0.65%) CISM
15 38 (0.65%) DV Cleared
16 37 (0.64%) MCP
17 35 (0.60%) MCSE
17 35 (0.60%) PMP
18 33 (0.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 448 (7.70%) QA
2 67 (1.15%) SLA
3 31 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.34%) MISRA
4 20 (0.34%) PMO
5 18 (0.31%) ECSS
6 17 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.19%) GDPR
7 11 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.17%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 9 (0.15%) DO-178B
9 9 (0.15%) IEC 62304
10 8 (0.14%) COBIT
11 7 (0.12%) GPG13
12 6 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 6 (0.10%) ISO 13485
12 6 (0.10%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.069%) IEC 61508
13 4 (0.069%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 182 (3.13%) Docker
2 126 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 89 (1.53%) Firmware
4 83 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 52 (0.89%) Hyper-V
6 34 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (0.43%) HDFS
9 21 (0.36%) Ceph
10 18 (0.31%) XenApp
11 14 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (0.24%) NFS
11 14 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
12 13 (0.22%) vSphere
13 11 (0.19%) Apache Flume
14 10 (0.17%) Terminal Services
14 10 (0.17%) XenDesktop
15 9 (0.15%) VirtualBox
16 6 (0.10%) KVM
17 4 (0.069%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 97 (1.67%) Puppet
2 82 (1.41%) Ansible
3 56 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
4 55 (0.95%) Kibana
5 51 (0.88%) Kubernetes
6 25 (0.43%) Nagios
7 24 (0.41%) SCVMM
8 22 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
9 18 (0.31%) Salt
10 16 (0.28%) Terraform
11 15 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
12 11 (0.19%) Ganglia
12 11 (0.19%) NetBackup
12 11 (0.19%) SCCM
12 11 (0.19%) SCOM
13 10 (0.17%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.17%) vMotion
14 8 (0.14%) Data Guard
15 7 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 736 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 469 (8.07%) Oracle
3 155 (2.67%) Google
4 116 (1.99%) VMware
5 115 (1.98%) SAP
6 104 (1.79%) Cisco
7 94 (1.62%) HP
8 77 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
9 76 (1.31%) Citrix
10 54 (0.93%) Tableau
11 49 (0.84%) Twitter
12 48 (0.83%) IBM
13 45 (0.77%) Atlassian
14 40 (0.69%) Juniper
15 35 (0.60%) Red Hat
15 35 (0.60%) Xamarin
16 32 (0.55%) Dell
17 30 (0.52%) Sitecore
18 27 (0.46%) NetApp
18 27 (0.46%) Symantec