Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 47 36
Rank change year-on-year -3 -11 +17
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 5,200 5,471 6,719
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.23% 5.45% 5.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.06% 13.60% 14.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4,138 4,585 5,650
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% -

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 39,804 40,236 47,172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 40.02% 40.05% 40.71%
Number of salaries quoted 30,877 32,209 37,316
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,875
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% +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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +2 1,948 £42,500 +6.25% 264
East of England -1 1,009 £47,500 +18.75% 193
Midlands +20 698 £40,000 +21.58% 116
North of England -28 649 £40,000 - 197
South West -6 556 £42,500 +6.25% 87
West Midlands +34 505 £40,000 +33.33% 66
North West -4 445 £40,500 - 130
Scotland -20 239 £40,000 - 63
East Midlands -23 192 £44,250 +36.15% 50
Yorkshire -42 166 £37,500 - 54
Wales +23 97 £37,500 +9.73% 21
North East -65 37 £33,503 -16.24% 13
Northern Ireland +6 36 £42,500 +21.43% 25
Isle of Man - 2 £39,000 -
Channel Islands - 1 £32,500 - 1
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 4,124 (79.31%) Degree
2 2,288 (44.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1,836 (35.31%) Agile Software Development
4 1,715 (32.98%) Software Engineering
5 1,519 (29.21%) Java
6 1,373 (26.40%) JavaScript
7 1,345 (25.87%) SQL
8 1,303 (25.06%) C#
9 1,256 (24.15%) Mathematics
10 1,054 (20.27%) C++
11 1,020 (19.62%) .NET
12 993 (19.10%) HTML
13 978 (18.81%) Python
14 918 (17.65%) Linux
15 897 (17.25%) Problem-Solving
16 780 (15.00%) OO
17 775 (14.90%) SQL Server
18 772 (14.85%) CSS
19 693 (13.33%) Windows
20 681 (13.10%) TDD
21 680 (13.08%) Microsoft
22 634 (12.19%) Analytical Skills
23 625 (12.02%) Finance
24 591 (11.37%) C
25 586 (11.27%) Physics
26 579 (11.13%) Amazon AWS
27 568 (10.92%) MVC
28 545 (10.48%) Test Automation
29 544 (10.46%) AngularJS
30 532 (10.23%) Scrum

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
1 157 (3.02%) Tomcat
2 153 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 121 (2.33%) Apache Spark
4 108 (2.08%) JBoss
5 106 (2.04%) Apache
6 92 (1.77%) SharePoint
7 60 (1.15%) IIS
8 58 (1.12%) Confluence
9 55 (1.06%) CMS
10 48 (0.92%) MS Exchange
11 47 (0.90%) Apache Solr
12 42 (0.81%) nginx
12 42 (0.81%) OpenStack
13 37 (0.71%) SAS
13 37 (0.71%) WebSphere
14 34 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
15 33 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 32 (0.62%) WebLogic
17 26 (0.50%) Umbraco
18 20 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 169 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
2 107 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (0.31%) Photoshop
5 13 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.23%) Simulink
7 11 (0.21%) Chatbot
8 10 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.15%) GNU Octave
10 6 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
11 5 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.096%) Stateflow
12 4 (0.077%) Doxygen
12 4 (0.077%) FrameMaker
12 4 (0.077%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.077%) Mathematica
13 3 (0.058%) Weka
14 2 (0.038%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.038%) Blender
Business Applications
1 28 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
4 11 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.19%) Magento
6 9 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 7 (0.13%) SAP BPC
8 6 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
9 5 (0.096%) Hyperion Planning
9 5 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.077%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.058%) Eloqua
11 3 (0.058%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.058%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 3 (0.058%) R3 Corda
11 3 (0.058%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.058%) SAP MM
11 3 (0.058%) SAP SD
12 2 (0.038%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 579 (11.13%) Amazon AWS
2 418 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 115 (2.21%) SaaS
4 75 (1.44%) GitHub
5 74 (1.42%) PaaS
6 68 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
7 65 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
8 60 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 56 (1.08%) Office 365
10 50 (0.96%) IaaS
11 35 (0.67%) Amazon S3
12 30 (0.58%) npm
13 26 (0.50%) Serverless
14 25 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 25 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
15 22 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
16 20 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 17 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
17 17 (0.33%) CloudFront
18 16 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 203 (3.90%) Firewall
2 174 (3.35%) TCP/IP
3 172 (3.31%) Internet
4 120 (2.31%) Network Security
5 119 (2.29%) HTTP
6 113 (2.17%) WAN
7 100 (1.92%) LAN
8 94 (1.81%) DNS
9 85 (1.63%) Wireless
10 56 (1.08%) DHCP
11 52 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
12 51 (0.98%) Ethernet
12 51 (0.98%) OSPF
13 40 (0.77%) VPN
14 38 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
15 37 (0.71%) VoIP
16 35 (0.67%) SSL
17 27 (0.52%) Bluetooth
17 27 (0.52%) SNMP
17 27 (0.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 775 (14.90%) SQL Server
2 335 (6.44%) Relational Database
3 319 (6.13%) MySQL
4 280 (5.38%) NoSQL
5 247 (4.75%) Big Data
6 190 (3.65%) MongoDB
7 126 (2.42%) Hadoop
8 117 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
9 116 (2.23%) RDBMS
10 108 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
11 101 (1.94%) Oracle Database
12 92 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 80 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 69 (1.33%) Power BI
15 68 (1.31%) Blockchain
16 67 (1.29%) Data Mining
17 51 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
18 45 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 44 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
20 43 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 508 (9.77%) Git (software)
2 272 (5.23%) Jenkins
3 248 (4.77%) Visual Studio
4 242 (4.65%) JIRA
5 190 (3.65%) Selenium
6 175 (3.37%) Subversion
7 169 (3.25%) Maven
8 127 (2.44%) JUnit
9 99 (1.90%) Eclipse
10 74 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 73 (1.40%) Cucumber
11 73 (1.40%) NUnit
12 65 (1.25%) TeamCity
13 50 (0.96%) LabVIEW
14 45 (0.87%) Gradle
15 43 (0.83%) Ant
16 38 (0.73%) Bitbucket
17 35 (0.67%) WebDriver
18 34 (0.65%) gulp
18 34 (0.65%) JMeter
General
1 625 (12.02%) Finance
2 324 (6.23%) Electronics
3 197 (3.79%) Retail
4 192 (3.69%) Telecoms
5 148 (2.85%) Games
6 147 (2.83%) Manufacturing
7 131 (2.52%) Marketing
8 127 (2.44%) Banking
9 121 (2.33%) Automotive
10 73 (1.40%) Law
11 66 (1.27%) Legal
12 51 (0.98%) Advertising
13 46 (0.88%) German Language
14 42 (0.81%) Aerospace
15 41 (0.79%) French Language
16 37 (0.71%) Military
16 37 (0.71%) Retail Banking
17 29 (0.56%) Investment Banking
17 29 (0.56%) Publishing
18 28 (0.54%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,164 (41.62%) Developer
2 871 (16.75%) Graduate
3 867 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 648 (12.46%) Software Developer
5 529 (10.17%) Java Developer
6 491 (9.44%) Graduate Developer
7 435 (8.37%) Analyst
8 412 (7.92%) Senior Developer
9 398 (7.65%) .NET Developer
10 377 (7.25%) Junior
11 301 (5.79%) C# Developer
12 293 (5.63%) C++ Software Engineer
13 274 (5.27%) Junior Developer
14 210 (4.04%) Graduate Software Developer
15 197 (3.79%) C# .NET Developer
16 195 (3.75%) Graduate Software Engineer
17 186 (3.58%) Architect
18 166 (3.19%) Senior Software Engineer
19 157 (3.02%) Consultant
20 151 (2.90%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,020 (19.62%) .NET
2 993 (19.10%) HTML
3 772 (14.85%) CSS
4 544 (10.46%) AngularJS
5 509 (9.79%) ASP.NET
6 504 (9.69%) Web Services
7 376 (7.23%) HTML5
8 372 (7.15%) XML
9 358 (6.88%) jQuery
10 348 (6.69%) RESTful
11 320 (6.15%) Spring
12 236 (4.54%) JSON
13 234 (4.50%) ASP.NET MVC
14 220 (4.23%) CSS3
15 216 (4.15%) REST
16 209 (4.02%) Node.js
17 193 (3.71%) .NET Framework
18 189 (3.63%) ASP.NET Web API
19 169 (3.25%) Hibernate
20 163 (3.13%) React
Miscellaneous
1 634 (12.19%) Analytical Skills
2 418 (8.04%) Self-Motivation
3 375 (7.21%) Algorithms
4 298 (5.73%) User Experience
5 215 (4.13%) Data Centre
6 209 (4.02%) Mobile App
7 200 (3.85%) Management Information System
8 159 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
9 128 (2.46%) Data Structures
10 126 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
11 84 (1.62%) Fintech
12 75 (1.44%) Driving Licence
13 71 (1.37%) Life Science
14 58 (1.12%) Robotics
15 51 (0.98%) Internet of Things
16 50 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
17 49 (0.94%) Public Cloud
18 47 (0.90%) CMDB
19 44 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
20 40 (0.77%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 918 (17.65%) Linux
2 693 (13.33%) Windows
3 234 (4.50%) Unix
4 192 (3.69%) Android
5 120 (2.31%) Apple iOS
6 114 (2.19%) Windows Server
7 63 (1.21%) Windows 10
8 62 (1.19%) Windows 7
9 56 (1.08%) Embedded Linux
10 55 (1.06%) CentOS
11 50 (0.96%) Mac OS X
12 42 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
13 36 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
14 26 (0.50%) Debian
15 22 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 20 (0.38%) Mac OS
17 19 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
18 18 (0.35%) VxWorks
19 17 (0.33%) CoreOS
20 13 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,836 (35.31%) Agile Software Development
2 1,715 (32.98%) Software Engineering
3 1,256 (24.15%) Mathematics
4 897 (17.25%) Problem-Solving
5 780 (15.00%) OO
6 681 (13.10%) TDD
7 586 (11.27%) Physics
8 568 (10.92%) MVC
9 545 (10.48%) Test Automation
10 532 (10.23%) Scrum
11 525 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
12 506 (9.73%) Machine Learning
13 432 (8.31%) SDLC
14 405 (7.79%) Web Development
15 381 (7.33%) DevOps
16 356 (6.85%) Analytics
17 345 (6.63%) ITIL
18 319 (6.13%) Data Science
19 310 (5.96%) Project Management
20 297 (5.71%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,519 (29.21%) Java
2 1,373 (26.40%) JavaScript
3 1,345 (25.87%) SQL
4 1,303 (25.06%) C#
5 1,054 (20.27%) C++
6 978 (18.81%) Python
7 591 (11.37%) C
8 334 (6.42%) PHP
9 154 (2.96%) Ruby
10 112 (2.15%) Embedded C
11 111 (2.13%) PowerShell
12 101 (1.94%) R
13 100 (1.92%) Perl
14 99 (1.90%) MATLAB
15 98 (1.88%) T-SQL
16 90 (1.73%) Java 8
17 82 (1.58%) Embedded C++
18 80 (1.54%) Scala
19 74 (1.42%) VB.NET
20 73 (1.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4,124 (79.31%) Degree
2 2,288 (44.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 281 (5.40%) PhD
4 208 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 207 (3.98%) Master's Degree
6 122 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 112 (2.15%) Numerate Degree
8 92 (1.77%) CISSP
9 82 (1.58%) MCSE
9 82 (1.58%) SC Cleared
10 80 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
11 72 (1.38%) DV Cleared
12 68 (1.31%) ISEB
13 62 (1.19%) MCP
14 60 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
15 55 (1.06%) ISTQB
16 40 (0.77%) CISM
17 36 (0.69%) HND
17 36 (0.69%) PMI Certification
18 34 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 340 (6.54%) QA
2 118 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 87 (1.67%) SLA
4 81 (1.56%) GDPR
5 44 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 28 (0.54%) PMO
7 27 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 27 (0.52%) GCP
7 27 (0.52%) ISO 9001
8 25 (0.48%) MISRA
9 19 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 18 (0.35%) GPG13
11 14 (0.27%) ISAE 3402
12 11 (0.21%) MISRA C
13 10 (0.19%) ECSS
14 9 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
14 9 (0.17%) IEC 61131
15 8 (0.15%) Def Stans
15 8 (0.15%) DO-178B
16 6 (0.12%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 211 (4.06%) Docker
2 155 (2.98%) Active Directory
3 128 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 108 (2.08%) Firmware
5 50 (0.96%) Hyper-V
6 48 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
7 42 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
8 32 (0.62%) XenApp
9 29 (0.56%) vSphere
10 24 (0.46%) XenDesktop
11 23 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
12 20 (0.38%) HDFS
13 17 (0.33%) Ceph
14 13 (0.25%) Apache Flume
14 13 (0.25%) KVM
15 12 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 12 (0.23%) Xen
16 7 (0.13%) QEMU
17 5 (0.096%) LXC
17 5 (0.096%) NFS
Systems Management
1 85 (1.63%) Ansible
1 85 (1.63%) Kubernetes
2 83 (1.60%) Puppet
3 67 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (1.04%) Kibana
5 46 (0.88%) SCCM
6 38 (0.73%) SCVMM
7 31 (0.60%) Nagios
8 24 (0.46%) Terraform
8 24 (0.46%) vCenter Server
9 23 (0.44%) vMotion
10 17 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (0.27%) logstash
12 13 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 13 (0.25%) WSUS
13 8 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (0.15%) Graphite
13 8 (0.15%) Tivoli
14 6 (0.12%) Grafana
14 6 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 680 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 372 (7.15%) Oracle
3 200 (3.85%) VMware
4 182 (3.50%) Google
5 110 (2.12%) Citrix
6 106 (2.04%) Cisco
7 92 (1.77%) Xamarin
8 83 (1.60%) SAP
9 81 (1.56%) IBM
10 80 (1.54%) HP
11 74 (1.42%) CheckPoint
12 73 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
13 53 (1.02%) Tableau
14 50 (0.96%) Atlassian
15 47 (0.90%) Splunk
16 46 (0.88%) Red Hat
17 38 (0.73%) Twitter
18 37 (0.71%) Dell
19 35 (0.67%) EMC
19 35 (0.67%) NetApp