Period
to 25 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 42 44
Rank change year-on-year -18 +2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 3,069 4,596 5,798
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.44% 5.46% 5.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.89% 5.95% 6.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,420 3,499 4,770
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.09% +2.11%

Computer Science is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 62,811 77,300 92,044
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 90.91% 91.89% 91.43%
Number of salaries quoted 49,623 60,492 74,831
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +5.26%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 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 -6 1,272 £45,000 +5.88% 235
North of England -21 435 £47,500 +5.56% 164
East of England -8 397 £50,000 +5.26% 181
Midlands -25 356 £45,000 +20.00% 130
South West +1 323 £45,000 +20.00% 113
North West +3 309 £50,000 +11.11% 105
West Midlands +12 272 £45,000 +38.46% 88
Scotland -4 219 £47,500 +5.56% 76
East Midlands -64 84 £45,000 - 42
Yorkshire -63 83 £29,750 -29.17% 48
Wales -18 57 £35,000 -8.50% 28
North East +9 43 £40,000 - 11
Northern Ireland 0 37 £45,000 +5.88% 27
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, IT jobs citing Computer Science 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.

1 2,469 (80.45%) Degree
2 1,375 (44.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 1,025 (33.40%) Agile Software Development
4 1,018 (33.17%) C#
5 1,001 (32.62%) Software Engineering
6 798 (26.00%) SQL
7 788 (25.68%) JavaScript
8 783 (25.51%) Java
9 772 (25.15%) .NET
10 616 (20.07%) C++
11 615 (20.04%) Problem-Solving
12 586 (19.09%) Python
13 585 (19.06%) Mathematics
14 500 (16.29%) HTML
15 495 (16.13%) Linux
16 488 (15.90%) CSS
17 484 (15.77%) Finance
18 481 (15.67%) Microsoft
19 444 (14.47%) Windows
20 419 (13.65%) Git (software)
21 417 (13.59%) SQL Server
22 371 (12.09%) AWS
23 366 (11.93%) Azure
24 365 (11.89%) AngularJS
25 357 (11.63%) C
26 348 (11.34%) Scrum
27 347 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
28 308 (10.04%) Test Automation
29 295 (9.61%) OO
30 256 (8.34%) Analytics

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 77 (2.51%) IIS
2 69 (2.25%) Tomcat
3 64 (2.09%) Confluence
4 57 (1.86%) Apache Spark
5 47 (1.53%) Apache
6 44 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
7 34 (1.11%) CMS
8 32 (1.04%) JBoss
8 32 (1.04%) SAS
9 26 (0.85%) SharePoint
10 21 (0.68%) WebLogic
11 20 (0.65%) MS Exchange
11 20 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
12 12 (0.39%) OpenStack
13 11 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
13 11 (0.36%) Jupyter
14 10 (0.33%) Drupal
15 9 (0.29%) Apache Solr
16 8 (0.26%) ColdFusion
16 8 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 82 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 64 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.39%) Simulink
7 9 (0.29%) SPSS
8 8 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
9 6 (0.20%) Chatbot
9 6 (0.20%) Stateflow
10 5 (0.16%) Camtasia
11 4 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.13%) Sketch
12 3 (0.098%) ProjectWise
13 2 (0.065%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.065%) InVision
14 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.033%) CPLEX
14 1 (0.033%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 35 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.33%) Magento
3 6 (0.20%) Primavera
4 5 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.13%) assyst
5 4 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.13%) Sage X3
5 4 (0.13%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.13%) SAP R/3
6 3 (0.098%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.098%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.098%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.098%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.098%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.098%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.098%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.098%) Shopify
7 2 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.065%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 371 (12.09%) AWS
2 366 (11.93%) Azure
3 138 (4.50%) SaaS
4 101 (3.29%) Power Platform
5 87 (2.83%) GCP
6 49 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
6 49 (1.60%) Office 365
7 32 (1.04%) GitHub
8 30 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
9 28 (0.91%) Heroku
9 28 (0.91%) Serverless
10 27 (0.88%) IaaS
10 27 (0.88%) npm
11 20 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
12 19 (0.62%) PaaS
13 17 (0.55%) Boomi
14 13 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
15 12 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
15 12 (0.39%) FinancialForce
15 12 (0.39%) Siri
Communications & Networking
1 116 (3.78%) Firewall
2 100 (3.26%) Internet
3 92 (3.00%) TCP/IP
4 70 (2.28%) DNS
5 65 (2.12%) LAN
6 60 (1.96%) Wireless
7 55 (1.79%) HTTP
7 55 (1.79%) WAN
8 52 (1.69%) VPN
9 51 (1.66%) DHCP
10 50 (1.63%) SSL
11 47 (1.53%) SAN
12 43 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
13 31 (1.01%) Ethernet
14 30 (0.98%) BGP
15 29 (0.94%) Network Security
16 26 (0.85%) IPsec
16 26 (0.85%) MPLS
16 26 (0.85%) OSPF
17 22 (0.72%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 417 (13.59%) SQL Server
2 186 (6.06%) MySQL
3 172 (5.60%) Relational Database
4 161 (5.25%) Big Data
5 132 (4.30%) NoSQL
6 114 (3.71%) PostgreSQL
7 101 (3.29%) Power BI
8 84 (2.74%) RDBMS
9 76 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 72 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 63 (2.05%) Hadoop
12 59 (1.92%) MongoDB
13 49 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
14 48 (1.56%) GIS
15 42 (1.37%) Redis
16 38 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
17 24 (0.78%) Oracle Database
17 24 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
18 22 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 22 (0.72%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 419 (13.65%) Git (software)
2 185 (6.03%) JIRA
3 163 (5.31%) Jenkins
4 151 (4.92%) Visual Studio
5 135 (4.40%) Selenium
6 104 (3.39%) Subversion
7 87 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 53 (1.73%) Eclipse
9 47 (1.53%) Maven
10 41 (1.34%) webpack
11 39 (1.27%) Cucumber
11 39 (1.27%) Gradle
12 33 (1.08%) SoapUI
12 33 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
13 29 (0.94%) Bitbucket
14 25 (0.81%) gulp
15 24 (0.78%) Postman
16 22 (0.72%) HP UFT
17 21 (0.68%) WebDriver
18 20 (0.65%) NUnit
General
1 484 (15.77%) Finance
2 222 (7.23%) Retail
3 108 (3.52%) Manufacturing
4 106 (3.45%) Electronics
5 83 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 82 (2.67%) Marketing
7 76 (2.48%) Games
8 65 (2.12%) Automotive
9 56 (1.82%) Law
10 51 (1.66%) Aerospace
10 51 (1.66%) Public Sector
11 42 (1.37%) Military
12 38 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 37 (1.21%) Legal
14 30 (0.98%) Banking
15 29 (0.94%) Advertising
16 20 (0.65%) French Language
17 18 (0.59%) Publishing
18 13 (0.42%) Financial Institution
19 12 (0.39%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,150 (37.47%) Developer
2 561 (18.28%) Software Engineer
3 369 (12.02%) Software Developer
4 360 (11.73%) Graduate
5 253 (8.24%) Senior Developer
6 241 (7.85%) Analyst
7 238 (7.75%) Junior
8 207 (6.74%) Graduate Developer
9 191 (6.22%) C# Developer
10 169 (5.51%) .NET Developer
11 157 (5.12%) Java Developer
12 146 (4.76%) Junior Developer
13 114 (3.71%) Senior Software Engineer
14 108 (3.52%) Architect
15 99 (3.23%) Consultant
16 98 (3.19%) C# Software Engineer
17 97 (3.16%) C# .NET Developer
17 97 (3.16%) Embedded Engineer
18 95 (3.10%) C++ Software Engineer
19 94 (3.06%) Graduate Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 772 (25.15%) .NET
2 500 (16.29%) HTML
3 488 (15.90%) CSS
4 365 (11.89%) AngularJS
5 251 (8.18%) ASP.NET
6 246 (8.02%) React
7 229 (7.46%) Web Services
8 176 (5.73%) jQuery
9 171 (5.57%) REST
10 168 (5.47%) Node.js
11 164 (5.34%) HTML5
12 148 (4.82%) XML
13 139 (4.53%) Spring
14 118 (3.84%) .NET Framework
15 110 (3.58%) RESTful
16 108 (3.52%) CSS3
17 88 (2.87%) SOAP
18 85 (2.77%) JSON
19 82 (2.67%) WPF
20 79 (2.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 347 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
2 220 (7.17%) Self-Motivation
3 199 (6.48%) Algorithms
4 173 (5.64%) User Experience
5 166 (5.41%) Management Information System
6 102 (3.32%) Mobile App
7 91 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
8 80 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
9 73 (2.38%) Data Structures
10 60 (1.96%) Virtual Team
11 59 (1.92%) Data Centre
12 44 (1.43%) Public Cloud
13 39 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
14 34 (1.11%) Client/Server
14 34 (1.11%) Robotics
14 34 (1.11%) Smartphone
15 28 (0.91%) Internet of Things
16 27 (0.88%) Driving Licence
17 26 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
18 23 (0.75%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 495 (16.13%) Linux
2 444 (14.47%) Windows
3 156 (5.08%) Unix
4 108 (3.52%) Android
5 94 (3.06%) Apple iOS
6 84 (2.74%) Windows Server
7 53 (1.73%) Embedded Linux
8 27 (0.88%) Ubuntu
9 22 (0.72%) Windows 10
10 18 (0.59%) Debian
10 18 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (0.49%) CentOS
12 13 (0.42%) Mac OS
13 10 (0.33%) Kali Linux
13 10 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.23%) Windows 7
17 5 (0.16%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,025 (33.40%) Agile Software Development
2 1,001 (32.62%) Software Engineering
3 615 (20.04%) Problem-Solving
4 585 (19.06%) Mathematics
5 348 (11.34%) Scrum
6 308 (10.04%) Test Automation
7 295 (9.61%) OO
8 256 (8.34%) Analytics
9 246 (8.02%) DevOps
10 242 (7.89%) TDD
11 238 (7.75%) Web Development
12 237 (7.72%) Machine Learning
13 234 (7.62%) Physics
14 233 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
15 229 (7.46%) Project Management
15 229 (7.46%) SDLC
16 225 (7.33%) Mentoring
17 220 (7.17%) MVC
18 207 (6.74%) Data Science
19 193 (6.29%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,018 (33.17%) C#
2 798 (26.00%) SQL
3 788 (25.68%) JavaScript
4 783 (25.51%) Java
5 616 (20.07%) C++
6 586 (19.09%) Python
7 357 (11.63%) C
8 182 (5.93%) PHP
9 128 (4.17%) R
10 91 (2.97%) MATLAB
11 89 (2.90%) VB.NET
12 83 (2.70%) Go
13 81 (2.64%) Ruby
14 79 (2.57%) Scala
15 75 (2.44%) PowerShell
16 67 (2.18%) T-SQL
17 66 (2.15%) TypeScript
18 59 (1.92%) VB
19 53 (1.73%) Bash Shell
20 51 (1.66%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2,469 (80.45%) Degree
2 1,375 (44.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 134 (4.37%) Security Cleared
4 72 (2.35%) Master's Degree
4 72 (2.35%) PhD
5 67 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (1.96%) SC Cleared
7 59 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 54 (1.76%) DV Cleared
9 52 (1.69%) Numerate Degree
10 49 (1.60%) CISSP
10 49 (1.60%) ISTQB
11 39 (1.27%) CCNP
12 38 (1.24%) HND
13 37 (1.21%) CCNA
14 31 (1.01%) ISEB
15 28 (0.91%) CISM
16 20 (0.65%) MCSA
17 19 (0.62%) CISA
18 17 (0.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (7.14%) QA
2 56 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (1.69%) GDPR
4 35 (1.14%) PMO
5 27 (0.88%) SLA
6 16 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.42%) NIST
9 11 (0.36%) GxP
10 8 (0.26%) MISRA
11 7 (0.23%) Basel II
11 7 (0.23%) IFRS
11 7 (0.23%) IFRS 9
11 7 (0.23%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.20%) GAMP
12 6 (0.20%) IEC 61508
12 6 (0.20%) ISO 26262
13 5 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 5 (0.16%) MISRA C
14 4 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 195 (6.35%) Docker
2 102 (3.32%) Active Directory
3 60 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (1.82%) Firmware
5 36 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.33%) vSphere
8 8 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.23%) HDFS
10 6 (0.20%) KVM
10 6 (0.20%) NFS
10 6 (0.20%) Varnish
11 5 (0.16%) Snort
12 4 (0.13%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.13%) XenApp
13 3 (0.098%) Xen
14 1 (0.033%) vCloud
14 1 (0.033%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.033%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 118 (3.84%) Kubernetes
2 75 (2.44%) Puppet
3 62 (2.02%) Ansible
4 53 (1.73%) Terraform
5 43 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
7 19 (0.62%) SCCM
8 18 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
9 14 (0.46%) Kibana
10 13 (0.42%) Nessus
11 11 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
11 11 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
12 9 (0.29%) AirWatch
12 9 (0.29%) SCOM
12 9 (0.29%) SCVMM
12 9 (0.29%) ZABBIX
13 8 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
13 8 (0.26%) Salt
13 8 (0.26%) WSUS
14 7 (0.23%) QRadar
Vendors
1 481 (15.67%) Microsoft
2 153 (4.99%) Oracle
3 114 (3.71%) Cisco
4 91 (2.97%) Google
5 80 (2.61%) VMware
6 53 (1.73%) SAP
7 50 (1.63%) Tableau
8 49 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
9 48 (1.56%) Sage
10 41 (1.34%) F5
10 41 (1.34%) Xamarin
11 40 (1.30%) Juniper
12 29 (0.94%) Apple
12 29 (0.94%) Red Hat
13 26 (0.85%) Citrix
13 26 (0.85%) Palo Alto
14 24 (0.78%) IBM
15 21 (0.68%) Fortinet
16 20 (0.65%) Barracuda Networks
16 20 (0.65%) SolarWinds