Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 45 43
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2 +7
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 6070 5825 6683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 6.04% 5.28% 5.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.73% 14.03% 14.10%
Number of salaries quoted 5021 5047 5650
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 £21,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £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 38594 41523 47405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 38.43% 37.62% 37.88%
Number of salaries quoted 30683 33248 37393
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £24,500
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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +5 2150 £40,000 - 114
East of England +8 1384 £42,500 - 85
North of England +1 825 £42,500 +8.97% 48
South West +11 664 £40,000 -2.44% 32
Midlands -5 612 £34,000 +4.62% 25
North West -1 526 £45,000 +12.50% 38
West Midlands -3 375 £32,500 +8.33% 11
Scotland -5 322 £40,000 - 12
East Midlands -2 251 £32,500 -2.99% 14
Yorkshire -14 196 £40,000 +6.67% 7
North East +27 103 £40,000 +6.67% 3
Wales -2 84 £24,000 -31.43% 6
Northern Ireland +1 69 £37,500 -6.25%
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 4825 (79.49%) Degree
2 2523 (41.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 2191 (36.10%) Software Engineering
4 1999 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
5 1845 (30.40%) Java
6 1643 (27.07%) C++
7 1622 (26.72%) C#
7 1622 (26.72%) SQL
8 1561 (25.72%) Mathematics
9 1529 (25.19%) JavaScript
10 1264 (20.82%) .NET
11 1226 (20.20%) Linux
12 1187 (19.56%) HTML
13 1161 (19.13%) Python
14 1003 (16.52%) Windows
15 998 (16.44%) CSS
16 933 (15.37%) OO
17 883 (14.55%) SQL Server
18 852 (14.04%) Microsoft
18 852 (14.04%) Finance
19 845 (13.92%) C
20 791 (13.03%) Physics
21 722 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
22 655 (10.79%) SDLC
23 652 (10.74%) ASP.NET
24 651 (10.72%) MVC
25 634 (10.44%) Scrum
26 580 (9.56%) Test Automation
27 567 (9.34%) TDD
28 554 (9.13%) AngularJS

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
1 158 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
2 105 (1.73%) Apache
3 104 (1.71%) Tomcat
4 95 (1.57%) IIS
5 87 (1.43%) SharePoint
6 83 (1.37%) Apache Spark
7 59 (0.97%) OpenStack
8 57 (0.94%) CMS
8 57 (0.94%) JBoss
9 51 (0.84%) SAS
10 32 (0.53%) Confluence
11 31 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 28 (0.46%) nginx
13 26 (0.43%) Drupal
13 26 (0.43%) WebLogic
14 24 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
15 23 (0.38%) Umbraco
16 21 (0.35%) WordPress
17 20 (0.33%) Apache Solr
18 19 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 186 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
2 180 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 79 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 68 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 45 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
6 33 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 19 (0.31%) SPSS
8 16 (0.26%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.16%) Simulink
10 6 (0.099%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.099%) SOLIDWORKS
11 5 (0.082%) Mathematica
11 5 (0.082%) XMetaL
12 2 (0.033%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.033%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.033%) GNU Octave
13 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.016%) CATIA
13 1 (0.016%) Doxygen
13 1 (0.016%) Maya
Business Applications
1 23 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.31%) SAP ERP
3 15 (0.25%) Magento
4 12 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 10 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 10 (0.16%) SAP CO
5 10 (0.16%) SAP FI
5 10 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
5 10 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
6 7 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.12%) Sage CRM
7 6 (0.099%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 6 (0.099%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.099%) SAP SD
8 5 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.049%) assyst
9 3 (0.049%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.049%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.049%) Sage 1000
9 3 (0.049%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 511 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
2 380 (6.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 190 (3.13%) SaaS
4 120 (1.98%) GitHub
5 69 (1.14%) Office 365
6 67 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
7 51 (0.84%) PaaS
8 32 (0.53%) npm
9 31 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
9 31 (0.51%) Force.com
9 31 (0.51%) OpenShift
10 28 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
11 17 (0.28%) IaaS
12 15 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 15 (0.25%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.20%) Datadog
14 10 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 10 (0.16%) Google Analytics
14 10 (0.16%) Serverless
15 9 (0.15%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 188 (3.10%) TCP/IP
2 168 (2.77%) Firewall
3 150 (2.47%) Internet
4 105 (1.73%) WAN
5 90 (1.48%) HTTP
6 88 (1.45%) DNS
7 85 (1.40%) LAN
8 73 (1.20%) VPN
9 72 (1.19%) Wireless
10 70 (1.15%) DHCP
11 59 (0.97%) Ethernet
11 59 (0.97%) Network Security
11 59 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
12 51 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
13 48 (0.79%) SAN
14 44 (0.72%) BGP
15 41 (0.68%) OSPF
16 36 (0.59%) MPLS
17 32 (0.53%) SSL
18 28 (0.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 883 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 314 (5.17%) NoSQL
3 288 (4.74%) Big Data
4 281 (4.63%) Relational Database
5 272 (4.48%) MySQL
6 223 (3.67%) MongoDB
7 133 (2.19%) Oracle Database
8 98 (1.61%) Data Mining
9 97 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 95 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
11 92 (1.52%) RDBMS
12 90 (1.48%) Hadoop
13 76 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
13 76 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 69 (1.14%) Redis
14 69 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
15 67 (1.10%) GIS
16 48 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
16 48 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 45 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 478 (7.87%) Git (software)
2 372 (6.13%) Visual Studio
3 242 (3.99%) Selenium
4 231 (3.81%) JIRA
5 177 (2.92%) Jenkins
6 168 (2.77%) Subversion
7 162 (2.67%) JUnit
8 141 (2.32%) Maven
9 110 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 105 (1.73%) Cucumber
11 102 (1.68%) Eclipse
12 88 (1.45%) NUnit
13 84 (1.38%) WebDriver
14 80 (1.32%) TeamCity
15 65 (1.07%) JMeter
16 62 (1.02%) SoapUI
17 61 (1.00%) LabVIEW
18 45 (0.74%) Gradle
19 37 (0.61%) Bitbucket
19 37 (0.61%) Jasmine
General
1 852 (14.04%) Finance
2 433 (7.13%) Electronics
3 330 (5.44%) Telecoms
4 236 (3.89%) Marketing
5 219 (3.61%) Games
6 185 (3.05%) Retail
7 175 (2.88%) Banking
8 166 (2.73%) Manufacturing
9 114 (1.88%) Automotive
10 89 (1.47%) Advertising
11 64 (1.05%) German Language
12 59 (0.97%) Aerospace
13 57 (0.94%) Legal
14 55 (0.91%) Financial Institution
15 38 (0.63%) Front Office
16 35 (0.58%) Publishing
17 33 (0.54%) French Language
18 32 (0.53%) Digital Economy
18 32 (0.53%) Retail Banking
19 21 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2485 (40.94%) Developer
2 1213 (19.98%) Software Engineer
3 1051 (17.31%) Graduate
4 744 (12.26%) Software Developer
5 583 (9.60%) Analyst
5 583 (9.60%) Junior
6 557 (9.18%) Java Developer
7 550 (9.06%) Graduate Developer
8 543 (8.95%) C++ Software Engineer
9 515 (8.48%) .NET Developer
10 426 (7.02%) C# Developer
11 390 (6.43%) Senior Developer
12 383 (6.31%) Junior Developer
13 276 (4.55%) Graduate Software Engineer
14 247 (4.07%) C# .NET Developer
15 243 (4.00%) C++ Developer
16 227 (3.74%) Architect
17 224 (3.69%) Graduate Software Developer
18 216 (3.56%) JavaScript Developer
19 196 (3.23%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1264 (20.82%) .NET
2 1187 (19.56%) HTML
3 998 (16.44%) CSS
4 652 (10.74%) ASP.NET
5 554 (9.13%) AngularJS
6 486 (8.01%) Web Services
7 469 (7.73%) XML
8 458 (7.55%) jQuery
9 407 (6.71%) HTML5
10 354 (5.83%) REST
11 318 (5.24%) .NET Framework
12 317 (5.22%) RESTful
13 316 (5.21%) ASP.NET MVC
14 304 (5.01%) Spring
15 259 (4.27%) Node.js
16 258 (4.25%) ASP.NET Web API
17 238 (3.92%) SOAP
18 218 (3.59%) WCF
19 216 (3.56%) JSON
20 213 (3.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 722 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
2 546 (9.00%) Algorithms
3 291 (4.79%) Management Information System
4 232 (3.82%) Mobile App
5 209 (3.44%) User Experience
6 179 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
7 161 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
8 135 (2.22%) Data Structures
9 126 (2.08%) Data Centre
10 95 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
10 95 (1.57%) Robotics
11 73 (1.20%) Fintech
12 71 (1.17%) Client/Server
13 62 (1.02%) Life Science
14 49 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
15 46 (0.76%) 3D Graphics
15 46 (0.76%) Virtual Team
16 42 (0.69%) Public Cloud
17 40 (0.66%) Augmented Reality
18 37 (0.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1226 (20.20%) Linux
2 1003 (16.52%) Windows
3 322 (5.30%) Unix
4 204 (3.36%) Android
5 185 (3.05%) Apple iOS
6 147 (2.42%) Windows Server
7 59 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
8 57 (0.94%) CentOS
9 42 (0.69%) Ubuntu
10 41 (0.68%) Mac OS
11 35 (0.58%) Windows 7
12 31 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (0.51%) Windows 10
13 29 (0.48%) Mac OS X
13 29 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 25 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
15 24 (0.40%) Windows 8
16 23 (0.38%) Solaris
17 21 (0.35%) VxWorks
18 18 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2191 (36.10%) Software Engineering
2 1999 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
3 1561 (25.72%) Mathematics
4 933 (15.37%) OO
5 791 (13.03%) Physics
6 655 (10.79%) SDLC
7 651 (10.72%) MVC
8 634 (10.44%) Scrum
9 580 (9.56%) Test Automation
10 567 (9.34%) TDD
11 538 (8.86%) Web Development
12 412 (6.79%) Machine Learning
13 350 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
14 334 (5.50%) Open Source
15 325 (5.35%) OOP
15 325 (5.35%) Project Management
16 324 (5.34%) Mentoring
17 310 (5.11%) Unit Testing
18 297 (4.89%) Business Intelligence
19 287 (4.73%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1845 (30.40%) Java
2 1643 (27.07%) C++
3 1622 (26.72%) C#
3 1622 (26.72%) SQL
4 1529 (25.19%) JavaScript
5 1161 (19.13%) Python
6 845 (13.92%) C
7 332 (5.47%) PHP
8 256 (4.22%) Ruby
9 233 (3.84%) MATLAB
10 196 (3.23%) Perl
11 177 (2.92%) R
12 148 (2.44%) T-SQL
13 141 (2.32%) Shell Script
14 137 (2.26%) Embedded C
15 129 (2.13%) PowerShell
16 128 (2.11%) VB.NET
17 107 (1.76%) PL/SQL
18 82 (1.35%) F#
19 81 (1.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4825 (79.49%) Degree
2 2523 (41.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 403 (6.64%) PhD
4 262 (4.32%) Security Cleared
5 168 (2.77%) Master's Degree
6 157 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 155 (2.55%) Numerate Degree
8 123 (2.03%) SC Cleared
9 110 (1.81%) HND
10 93 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
11 87 (1.43%) ISTQB
12 70 (1.15%) CCNA
13 60 (0.99%) CISSP
14 49 (0.81%) ISEB
15 44 (0.72%) MCP
16 43 (0.71%) DV Cleared
17 42 (0.69%) PMI Certification
18 39 (0.64%) MCSE
19 38 (0.63%) MCSA
20 37 (0.61%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 407 (6.71%) QA
2 77 (1.27%) SLA
3 40 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 27 (0.44%) PMO
5 24 (0.40%) MISRA
6 16 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 16 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.21%) ECSS
8 8 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.13%) IEC 62304
9 7 (0.12%) DO-178B
9 7 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.099%) GDPR
10 6 (0.099%) GPG13
10 6 (0.099%) MISRA C
11 5 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 5 (0.082%) ISO 9000
11 5 (0.082%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 148 (2.44%) Docker
2 109 (1.80%) Firmware
3 107 (1.76%) Active Directory
4 79 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 48 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
6 36 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 26 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
8 19 (0.31%) HDFS
9 14 (0.23%) Ceph
10 13 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (0.20%) KVM
12 11 (0.18%) NFS
13 10 (0.16%) Terminal Server
13 10 (0.16%) Terminal Services
14 9 (0.15%) Apache Flume
15 7 (0.12%) XenApp
16 6 (0.099%) GlusterFS
16 6 (0.099%) MetaFrame
16 6 (0.099%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 5 (0.082%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 90 (1.48%) Puppet
2 83 (1.37%) Ansible
3 57 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
4 56 (0.92%) Kibana
5 36 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
6 29 (0.48%) Kubernetes
6 29 (0.48%) Nagios
7 21 (0.35%) NetBackup
8 20 (0.33%) SCOM
9 17 (0.28%) SCCM
10 14 (0.23%) Data Guard
11 13 (0.21%) Nessus
11 13 (0.21%) Salt
12 12 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 12 (0.20%) Terraform
13 11 (0.18%) Ganglia
14 10 (0.16%) SolarWinds Orion
15 9 (0.15%) CA Service Virtualization
15 9 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
15 9 (0.15%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 852 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 521 (8.58%) Oracle
3 166 (2.73%) SAP
4 144 (2.37%) Google
5 118 (1.94%) Cisco
6 99 (1.63%) VMware
7 93 (1.53%) HP
8 78 (1.29%) Citrix
9 73 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
10 61 (1.00%) Tableau
11 56 (0.92%) Red Hat
12 48 (0.79%) Juniper
13 43 (0.71%) IBM
14 36 (0.59%) Palo Alto
15 35 (0.58%) Atlassian
16 32 (0.53%) Xamarin
17 30 (0.49%) CheckPoint
17 30 (0.49%) Twitter
18 29 (0.48%) SolarWinds
19 27 (0.44%) NetApp