Period
to 22 September 2017

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 22 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 39 49
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10 -3
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 5682 6128 6399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.81% 5.51% 5.08%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.04% 14.49% 13.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4746 5254 5417
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £62,500
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 37778 42285 47361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 38.60% 38.03% 37.59%
Number of salaries quoted 29990 33638 37322
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,250 £66,250 £63,750
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 22 September 2017.

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 22 September 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
South East 0 1924 £40,000 - 81
East of England +4 1223 £40,000 -5.88% 79
North of England -5 859 £42,500 +13.33% 78
South West +3 660 £38,500 -9.41% 18
Midlands -2 620 £34,000 +3.03% 35
North West -13 539 £42,500 +13.33% 53
West Midlands -6 399 £32,500 - 23
Scotland -2 330 £40,000 - 12
East Midlands -1 259 £32,500 -2.99% 12
Yorkshire -16 217 £40,000 +5.26% 20
North East +43 103 £40,000 +6.67% 5
Wales -12 77 £25,000 -16.67% 2
Northern Ireland -5 59 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 4544 (79.97%) Degree
2 2363 (41.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 2039 (35.89%) Software Engineering
4 1857 (32.68%) Agile Software Development
5 1812 (31.89%) Java
6 1595 (28.07%) C#
7 1562 (27.49%) SQL
8 1535 (27.02%) C++
9 1491 (26.24%) JavaScript
10 1407 (24.76%) Mathematics
11 1223 (21.52%) HTML
12 1212 (21.33%) .NET
13 1084 (19.08%) Linux
14 1052 (18.51%) CSS
15 1011 (17.79%) Python
16 981 (17.27%) OO
17 926 (16.30%) Windows
18 887 (15.61%) SQL Server
19 869 (15.29%) Microsoft
20 803 (14.13%) Finance
21 787 (13.85%) C
22 724 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
23 721 (12.69%) Physics
24 627 (11.03%) MVC
25 620 (10.91%) ASP.NET
26 610 (10.74%) AngularJS
27 585 (10.30%) Scrum
28 579 (10.19%) SDLC
29 560 (9.86%) Oracle
30 539 (9.49%) Web Development

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
1 140 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
2 115 (2.02%) Tomcat
3 101 (1.78%) Apache
3 101 (1.78%) SharePoint
4 82 (1.44%) IIS
5 80 (1.41%) Apache Spark
6 62 (1.09%) JBoss
7 44 (0.77%) SAS
8 42 (0.74%) OpenStack
9 37 (0.65%) CMS
9 37 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 28 (0.49%) Drupal
11 27 (0.48%) Confluence
11 27 (0.48%) nginx
12 23 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
13 19 (0.33%) Apache Pig
13 19 (0.33%) WebLogic
14 18 (0.32%) Skype for Business
15 17 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
16 16 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 157 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
2 152 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 51 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 40 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
6 25 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 23 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.26%) SPSS
9 11 (0.19%) Simulink
10 6 (0.11%) Maple
11 5 (0.088%) Doxygen
11 5 (0.088%) SOLIDWORKS
11 5 (0.088%) XMetaL
12 2 (0.035%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.035%) Mathcad
13 1 (0.018%) Abaqus
13 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.018%) EPLAN
13 1 (0.018%) GNU Octave
13 1 (0.018%) Weka
Business Applications
1 23 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.35%) Magento
3 14 (0.25%) SAP ERP
4 10 (0.18%) NetSuite
4 10 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
5 8 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 7 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.12%) Sage CRM
7 6 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.11%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.11%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.088%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.070%) assyst
9 4 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.053%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 434 (7.64%) Amazon AWS
2 331 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 163 (2.87%) SaaS
4 107 (1.88%) GitHub
5 73 (1.28%) Office 365
6 68 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
7 44 (0.77%) PaaS
8 30 (0.53%) npm
9 28 (0.49%) IaaS
10 26 (0.46%) Force.com
11 25 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
12 21 (0.37%) OpenShift
13 18 (0.32%) Datadog
14 14 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
15 12 (0.21%) Amazon S3
16 11 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
17 10 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 8 (0.14%) Google Analytics
19 7 (0.12%) Google Tag Manager
20 6 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 146 (2.57%) Internet
1 146 (2.57%) TCP/IP
2 145 (2.55%) Firewall
3 89 (1.57%) WAN
4 86 (1.51%) HTTP
5 85 (1.50%) LAN
6 78 (1.37%) DNS
7 75 (1.32%) Wireless
8 65 (1.14%) VPN
9 63 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
10 59 (1.04%) Network Security
11 56 (0.99%) DHCP
12 45 (0.79%) Ethernet
13 43 (0.76%) SAN
14 36 (0.63%) OSPF
15 33 (0.58%) BGP
15 33 (0.58%) SSL
16 28 (0.49%) Skype
16 28 (0.49%) ZigBee
17 27 (0.48%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 887 (15.61%) SQL Server
2 302 (5.32%) Relational Database
3 292 (5.14%) MySQL
4 267 (4.70%) NoSQL
5 252 (4.44%) Big Data
6 224 (3.94%) MongoDB
7 120 (2.11%) Oracle Database
8 110 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
9 106 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 104 (1.83%) Data Mining
11 101 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 99 (1.74%) RDBMS
13 83 (1.46%) Hadoop
14 74 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
15 67 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
16 60 (1.06%) Redis
17 51 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
18 47 (0.83%) GIS
18 47 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 42 (0.74%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 446 (7.85%) Git (software)
2 320 (5.63%) Visual Studio
3 204 (3.59%) Selenium
4 194 (3.41%) JIRA
5 173 (3.04%) Subversion
6 158 (2.78%) Jenkins
7 142 (2.50%) Maven
8 141 (2.48%) JUnit
9 110 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 100 (1.76%) NUnit
11 89 (1.57%) Eclipse
12 88 (1.55%) TeamCity
13 79 (1.39%) LabVIEW
14 68 (1.20%) Cucumber
15 60 (1.06%) WebDriver
16 52 (0.92%) JMeter
17 51 (0.90%) SoapUI
18 50 (0.88%) Gradle
19 41 (0.72%) Ant
20 35 (0.62%) gulp
General
1 803 (14.13%) Finance
2 413 (7.27%) Electronics
3 364 (6.41%) Telecoms
4 262 (4.61%) Marketing
5 229 (4.03%) Games
6 190 (3.34%) Retail
7 167 (2.94%) Manufacturing
8 163 (2.87%) Banking
9 125 (2.20%) Automotive
10 90 (1.58%) Advertising
11 70 (1.23%) Legal
12 55 (0.97%) Aerospace
13 54 (0.95%) Financial Institution
14 45 (0.79%) German Language
15 44 (0.77%) Publishing
16 30 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
17 28 (0.49%) Front Office
18 26 (0.46%) Investment Banking
19 25 (0.44%) Digital Economy
20 23 (0.40%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2489 (43.80%) Developer
2 1024 (18.02%) Software Engineer
3 985 (17.34%) Graduate
4 754 (13.27%) Software Developer
5 573 (10.08%) Java Developer
6 544 (9.57%) Analyst
7 528 (9.29%) Graduate Developer
8 525 (9.24%) Junior
9 494 (8.69%) .NET Developer
10 432 (7.60%) C++ Software Engineer
11 409 (7.20%) C# Developer
12 354 (6.23%) Junior Developer
13 339 (5.97%) Senior Developer
14 252 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
15 236 (4.15%) Graduate Software Engineer
16 217 (3.82%) C++ Developer
16 217 (3.82%) Graduate Software Developer
17 192 (3.38%) Architect
18 191 (3.36%) JavaScript Developer
19 190 (3.34%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1223 (21.52%) HTML
2 1212 (21.33%) .NET
3 1052 (18.51%) CSS
4 620 (10.91%) ASP.NET
5 610 (10.74%) AngularJS
6 505 (8.89%) Web Services
7 455 (8.01%) XML
8 442 (7.78%) jQuery
9 411 (7.23%) HTML5
10 308 (5.42%) REST
11 307 (5.40%) Spring
12 304 (5.35%) .NET Framework
13 298 (5.24%) RESTful
14 296 (5.21%) ASP.NET MVC
15 290 (5.10%) Node.js
16 239 (4.21%) ASP.NET Web API
17 230 (4.05%) JSON
18 215 (3.78%) SOAP
19 210 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 197 (3.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 724 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
2 496 (8.73%) Algorithms
3 289 (5.09%) Management Information System
4 239 (4.21%) Mobile App
5 237 (4.17%) User Experience
6 164 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
7 157 (2.76%) Data Structures
8 127 (2.24%) Data Centre
9 123 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
10 70 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
11 61 (1.07%) Fintech
12 55 (0.97%) Virtual Team
13 53 (0.93%) Client/Server
13 53 (0.93%) Robotics
14 47 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
14 47 (0.83%) Social Media
15 45 (0.79%) Augmented Reality
15 45 (0.79%) Life Science
16 42 (0.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 42 (0.74%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1084 (19.08%) Linux
2 926 (16.30%) Windows
3 266 (4.68%) Unix
4 210 (3.70%) Android
5 193 (3.40%) Apple iOS
6 123 (2.16%) Windows Server
7 57 (1.00%) CentOS
8 50 (0.88%) VxWorks
9 43 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
9 43 (0.76%) Windows XP
10 36 (0.63%) Mac OS X
10 36 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 35 (0.62%) Mac OS
11 35 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
13 28 (0.49%) Ubuntu
14 26 (0.46%) Solaris
15 22 (0.39%) Windows 8
16 19 (0.33%) Windows 10
17 18 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2039 (35.89%) Software Engineering
2 1857 (32.68%) Agile Software Development
3 1407 (24.76%) Mathematics
4 981 (17.27%) OO
5 721 (12.69%) Physics
6 627 (11.03%) MVC
7 585 (10.30%) Scrum
8 579 (10.19%) SDLC
9 539 (9.49%) Web Development
10 505 (8.89%) Test Automation
11 483 (8.50%) TDD
12 340 (5.98%) Machine Learning
13 326 (5.74%) OOP
14 318 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
15 313 (5.51%) Project Management
16 305 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
17 298 (5.24%) ITIL
17 298 (5.24%) Mentoring
18 286 (5.03%) Analytics
18 286 (5.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1812 (31.89%) Java
2 1595 (28.07%) C#
3 1562 (27.49%) SQL
4 1535 (27.02%) C++
5 1491 (26.24%) JavaScript
6 1011 (17.79%) Python
7 787 (13.85%) C
8 344 (6.05%) PHP
9 249 (4.38%) MATLAB
10 230 (4.05%) Ruby
11 190 (3.34%) Perl
12 164 (2.89%) R
13 156 (2.75%) T-SQL
14 149 (2.62%) Embedded C
15 140 (2.46%) Shell Script
16 138 (2.43%) PL/SQL
17 123 (2.16%) PowerShell
18 111 (1.95%) VB.NET
19 78 (1.37%) F#
20 75 (1.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4544 (79.97%) Degree
2 2363 (41.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 406 (7.15%) PhD
4 302 (5.32%) Security Cleared
5 199 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 170 (2.99%) Master's Degree
7 164 (2.89%) Numerate Degree
8 140 (2.46%) HND
9 123 (2.16%) SC Cleared
10 87 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
11 79 (1.39%) ISTQB
12 74 (1.30%) CISSP
13 66 (1.16%) CCNA
14 65 (1.14%) PMI Certification
15 62 (1.09%) DV Cleared
15 62 (1.09%) MCSE
16 59 (1.04%) ISEB
17 57 (1.00%) MCP
18 50 (0.88%) GNVQ
19 47 (0.83%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 280 (4.93%) QA
2 76 (1.34%) SLA
3 61 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 28 (0.49%) PMO
6 25 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 24 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 23 (0.40%) MISRA
9 16 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 15 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
11 14 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 9 (0.16%) ISO 9001
13 8 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 8 (0.14%) MISRA C
14 7 (0.12%) ECSS
14 7 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 6 (0.11%) Def Stans
15 6 (0.11%) IEC 62304
16 5 (0.088%) GPG13
16 5 (0.088%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 130 (2.29%) Docker
2 109 (1.92%) Firmware
3 90 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 85 (1.50%) Active Directory
5 63 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
7 22 (0.39%) Hyper-V
8 16 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (0.25%) Terminal Server
10 12 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 11 (0.19%) LXC
12 10 (0.18%) KVM
13 9 (0.16%) GlusterFS
13 9 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 8 (0.14%) Ceph
14 8 (0.14%) Terminal Services
14 8 (0.14%) XenApp
15 7 (0.12%) MetaFrame
16 6 (0.11%) HDFS
17 5 (0.088%) NFS
Systems Management
1 78 (1.37%) Ansible
2 70 (1.23%) Puppet
3 50 (0.88%) Kibana
4 44 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
6 26 (0.46%) Nagios
6 26 (0.46%) NetBackup
7 21 (0.37%) SCOM
8 20 (0.35%) Nessus
8 20 (0.35%) SCCM
9 15 (0.26%) HAProxy
10 14 (0.25%) Kubernetes
11 12 (0.21%) Data Guard
11 12 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 12 (0.21%) Red Hat Satellite
12 11 (0.19%) Oracle ZFS
12 11 (0.19%) SolarWinds Orion
13 9 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
13 9 (0.16%) Perfmon
13 9 (0.16%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 869 (15.29%) Microsoft
2 560 (9.86%) Oracle
3 174 (3.06%) SAP
4 120 (2.11%) Cisco
5 116 (2.04%) VMware
6 110 (1.94%) Google
7 78 (1.37%) HP
8 77 (1.36%) Citrix
9 61 (1.07%) Tableau
10 60 (1.06%) Red Hat
11 56 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
12 47 (0.83%) IBM
13 44 (0.77%) Juniper
14 41 (0.72%) CheckPoint
15 34 (0.60%) Freescale
16 33 (0.58%) Palo Alto
16 33 (0.58%) Xamarin
17 29 (0.51%) Sun
18 26 (0.46%) SolarWinds
19 25 (0.44%) EMC