Period
to 16 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 110 108
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 4998 5586 5988
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.83% 2.82% 2.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.59% 10.50% 10.01%
Number of salaries quoted 3864 4713 4996
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +8.45%

Computer Science Degree is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43109 53182 59840
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.40% 26.85% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33154 42976 47460
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree.

Salary trend for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree over the 6 months to 16 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the UK over the 6 months to 16 August 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
England -1 4732 £45,000 - 315
UK excluding London -16 2557 £40,000 - 161
London +5 2397 £55,000 +4.76% 169
South East -40 748 £37,500 -6.25% 35
East of England +13 542 £40,000 - 30
North of England +17 415 £42,500 +13.33% 40
South West +2 352 £42,500 +6.25% 23
Midlands -13 347 £32,000 -4.48% 19
West Midlands -38 238 £31,500 -10.00% 8
North West -44 195 £42,500 +9.68% 27
Yorkshire +56 150 £40,000 +23.08% 12
Scotland -24 134 £36,500 -8.75% 11
East Midlands +13 129 £30,000 -12.41% 11
North East +53 70 £42,500 +30.77% 1
Wales +4 55 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Northern Ireland -7 17 £35,000 +40.00% 1

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 4936 (98.76%) Degree
2 4689 (93.82%) Computer Science
3 1923 (38.48%) Agile Software Development
4 1735 (34.71%) Java
5 1546 (30.93%) JavaScript
6 1412 (28.25%) SQL
7 1326 (26.53%) Finance
8 1277 (25.55%) Software Engineering
9 1261 (25.23%) C#
10 1225 (24.51%) HTML
11 1067 (21.35%) .NET
12 1039 (20.79%) CSS
13 930 (18.61%) Linux
14 879 (17.59%) Python
15 866 (17.33%) C++
16 856 (17.13%) Microsoft
17 839 (16.79%) SQL Server
18 767 (15.35%) OO
19 755 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
20 747 (14.95%) Scrum
21 704 (14.09%) AngularJS
22 691 (13.83%) Windows
23 682 (13.65%) Oracle
24 634 (12.69%) Git (software)
25 625 (12.51%) TDD
26 607 (12.14%) SDLC
27 567 (11.34%) Web Services
28 559 (11.18%) MVC
29 553 (11.06%) Amazon AWS
30 552 (11.04%) Mathematics

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 173 (3.46%) Apache
2 124 (2.48%) Tomcat
3 121 (2.42%) Apache Spark
4 119 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
5 118 (2.36%) SharePoint
6 84 (1.68%) IIS
7 80 (1.60%) Confluence
8 68 (1.36%) OpenStack
9 64 (1.28%) JBoss
10 61 (1.22%) nginx
11 58 (1.16%) CMS
12 49 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 36 (0.72%) Drupal
14 35 (0.70%) WebLogic
15 24 (0.48%) WebSphere
16 23 (0.46%) WordPress
17 22 (0.44%) Apache Solr
17 22 (0.44%) Ethereum
17 22 (0.44%) Hyperledger
18 21 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 123 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 112 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.10%) Doxygen
10 3 (0.060%) Revit
10 3 (0.060%) SPSS
11 2 (0.040%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.040%) Camtasia
11 2 (0.040%) InVision
11 2 (0.040%) Simulink
12 1 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.020%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.020%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 27 (0.54%) Magento
2 21 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 10 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 9 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
5 9 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
5 9 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 8 (0.16%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
7 7 (0.14%) assyst
8 5 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.10%) Sentinel
9 4 (0.080%) Endur
9 4 (0.080%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.080%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.080%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 553 (11.06%) Amazon AWS
2 286 (5.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 231 (4.62%) SaaS
4 146 (2.92%) GitHub
5 95 (1.90%) Office 365
6 68 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
7 48 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
8 45 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
8 45 (0.90%) IaaS
8 45 (0.90%) PaaS
9 25 (0.50%) Amazon S3
10 23 (0.46%) Force.com
11 22 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
11 22 (0.44%) Google Play
12 21 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 21 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
13 16 (0.32%) Datadog
14 15 (0.30%) OpenShift
15 11 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 10 (0.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 170 (3.40%) Firewall
2 115 (2.30%) Internet
3 109 (2.18%) TCP/IP
4 95 (1.90%) HTTP
5 75 (1.50%) WAN
6 73 (1.46%) LAN
7 65 (1.30%) DNS
8 59 (1.18%) VPN
9 56 (1.12%) Network Security
10 42 (0.84%) DHCP
10 42 (0.84%) OSPF
11 41 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
12 40 (0.80%) Skype
13 38 (0.76%) SAN
14 37 (0.74%) BGP
14 37 (0.74%) Wireless
15 31 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
16 28 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
17 27 (0.54%) VoIP
18 26 (0.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 839 (16.79%) SQL Server
2 438 (8.76%) MySQL
3 336 (6.72%) Relational Database
4 295 (5.90%) NoSQL
5 228 (4.56%) Big Data
6 211 (4.22%) Oracle Database
7 195 (3.90%) MongoDB
8 140 (2.80%) RDBMS
9 134 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
10 123 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
11 117 (2.34%) Hadoop
12 83 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
13 76 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 74 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 63 (1.26%) Data Mining
16 56 (1.12%) Redis
17 55 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
18 53 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
19 52 (1.04%) Blockchain
20 49 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 634 (12.69%) Git (software)
2 308 (6.16%) Jenkins
3 262 (5.24%) JIRA
4 206 (4.12%) Selenium
4 206 (4.12%) Subversion
5 192 (3.84%) Visual Studio
6 163 (3.26%) Maven
7 131 (2.62%) JUnit
8 110 (2.20%) Eclipse
9 102 (2.04%) Cucumber
10 96 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
11 95 (1.90%) TeamCity
12 89 (1.78%) NUnit
13 84 (1.68%) Gradle
14 64 (1.28%) WebDriver
15 62 (1.24%) Bitbucket
16 53 (1.06%) Jasmine
17 52 (1.04%) MSTest
18 51 (1.02%) gulp
18 51 (1.02%) Mockito
General
1 1326 (26.53%) Finance
2 451 (9.02%) Banking
3 403 (8.06%) Retail
4 326 (6.52%) Marketing
5 290 (5.80%) Investment Banking
6 274 (5.48%) Telecoms
7 234 (4.68%) Retail Banking
8 217 (4.34%) Electronics
9 211 (4.22%) Games
10 162 (3.24%) Manufacturing
11 113 (2.26%) Advertising
12 74 (1.48%) Front Office
12 74 (1.48%) Publishing
13 72 (1.44%) Automotive
14 60 (1.20%) Legal
15 36 (0.72%) Aerospace
16 35 (0.70%) Financial Institution
17 34 (0.68%) Back Office
18 32 (0.64%) Law
19 25 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2366 (47.34%) Developer
2 649 (12.99%) Java Developer
3 535 (10.70%) Graduate
4 526 (10.52%) Software Engineer
5 447 (8.94%) Software Developer
6 430 (8.60%) Analyst
7 382 (7.64%) Junior
8 356 (7.12%) .NET Developer
9 332 (6.64%) Senior Developer
10 308 (6.16%) C# Developer
11 290 (5.80%) Graduate Developer
12 266 (5.32%) Architect
13 254 (5.08%) Junior Developer
14 182 (3.64%) JavaScript Developer
15 177 (3.54%) C++ Software Engineer
16 165 (3.30%) C# .NET Developer
17 139 (2.78%) SQL Developer
18 136 (2.72%) Full Stack Developer
19 133 (2.66%) Web Developer
20 126 (2.52%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1225 (24.51%) HTML
2 1067 (21.35%) .NET
3 1039 (20.79%) CSS
4 704 (14.09%) AngularJS
5 567 (11.34%) Web Services
6 552 (11.04%) ASP.NET
7 492 (9.84%) jQuery
8 459 (9.18%) HTML5
9 439 (8.78%) Spring
10 396 (7.92%) XML
11 357 (7.14%) REST
12 305 (6.10%) Node.js
13 281 (5.62%) .NET Framework
14 280 (5.60%) Hibernate
15 275 (5.50%) React
16 227 (4.54%) JSON
17 224 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC
17 224 (4.48%) RESTful
18 192 (3.84%) CSS3
19 165 (3.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4689 (93.82%) Computer Science
2 755 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
3 384 (7.68%) Management Information System
4 340 (6.80%) User Experience
5 262 (5.24%) Mobile App
6 235 (4.70%) Algorithms
7 152 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
8 139 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
9 131 (2.62%) Fintech
10 103 (2.06%) Data Structures
11 95 (1.90%) Data Centre
12 94 (1.88%) Client/Server
13 61 (1.22%) Hedge funds
14 56 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
15 55 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 53 (1.06%) Replication
17 51 (1.02%) iPad
18 50 (1.00%) Derivative
19 46 (0.92%) Virtual Team
20 41 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 930 (18.61%) Linux
2 691 (13.83%) Windows
3 368 (7.36%) Unix
4 282 (5.64%) Android
5 257 (5.14%) Apple iOS
6 157 (3.14%) Windows Server
7 69 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 52 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 46 (0.92%) Mac OS X
10 43 (0.86%) Mac OS
11 38 (0.76%) CentOS
12 31 (0.62%) Windows XP
13 29 (0.58%) Windows 10
13 29 (0.58%) Windows 7
14 28 (0.56%) VMS
14 28 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
15 25 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
16 20 (0.40%) Windows 8
17 19 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 19 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1923 (38.48%) Agile Software Development
2 1277 (25.55%) Software Engineering
3 767 (15.35%) OO
4 747 (14.95%) Scrum
5 625 (12.51%) TDD
6 607 (12.14%) SDLC
7 559 (11.18%) MVC
8 552 (11.04%) Mathematics
9 528 (10.56%) Test Automation
10 496 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
11 457 (9.14%) Web Development
12 383 (7.66%) Open Source
13 373 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
14 371 (7.42%) Project Management
15 352 (7.04%) DevOps
16 345 (6.90%) Analytics
17 329 (6.58%) OOP
18 308 (6.16%) Mentoring
19 256 (5.12%) Asset Management
20 245 (4.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1735 (34.71%) Java
2 1546 (30.93%) JavaScript
3 1412 (28.25%) SQL
4 1261 (25.23%) C#
5 879 (17.59%) Python
6 866 (17.33%) C++
7 351 (7.02%) C
8 343 (6.86%) PHP
9 264 (5.28%) Perl
10 223 (4.46%) Ruby
11 154 (3.08%) Scala
12 143 (2.86%) R
12 143 (2.86%) T-SQL
13 126 (2.52%) PL/SQL
14 121 (2.42%) Shell Script
15 112 (2.24%) PowerShell
16 107 (2.14%) Bash Shell
17 94 (1.88%) Objective-C
18 76 (1.52%) TypeScript
19 72 (1.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4936 (98.76%) Degree
2 333 (6.66%) Master's Degree
3 230 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 119 (2.38%) Security Cleared
5 115 (2.30%) PhD
6 90 (1.80%) ISTQB
7 86 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 86 (1.72%) CISSP
8 81 (1.62%) Numerate Degree
9 79 (1.58%) MCP
10 77 (1.54%) ISEB
11 74 (1.48%) CISM
11 74 (1.48%) HND
12 56 (1.12%) GNVQ
13 53 (1.06%) MCSE
14 50 (1.00%) CCNA
15 49 (0.98%) SC Cleared
16 48 (0.96%) CCNP
17 46 (0.92%) MCSA
18 38 (0.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 331 (6.62%) QA
2 84 (1.68%) SLA
3 32 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 23 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.32%) MISRA
7 15 (0.30%) PMO
8 12 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 8 (0.16%) MISRA C
10 7 (0.14%) Def Stans
10 7 (0.14%) MiFID
11 6 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.10%) GCP
12 5 (0.10%) ISO 9000
13 4 (0.080%) Dodd-Frank
13 4 (0.080%) EMIR
13 4 (0.080%) GDPR
14 3 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.060%) ECSS
14 3 (0.060%) HIPAA
System Software
1 238 (4.76%) Docker
2 123 (2.46%) Active Directory
3 122 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 67 (1.34%) Firmware
5 44 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 21 (0.42%) LXC
8 18 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 16 (0.32%) XenApp
10 15 (0.30%) HDFS
10 15 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
11 13 (0.26%) Terminal Server
11 13 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (0.22%) KVM
12 11 (0.22%) Varnish
13 9 (0.18%) iptables
13 9 (0.18%) Xen
13 9 (0.18%) XenDesktop
14 7 (0.14%) MetaFrame
14 7 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 138 (2.76%) Puppet
2 125 (2.50%) Ansible
3 83 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
4 59 (1.18%) Kubernetes
5 28 (0.56%) Terraform
6 26 (0.52%) SCCM
7 24 (0.48%) Nagios
8 23 (0.46%) HAProxy
9 20 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
10 18 (0.36%) Packer
11 17 (0.34%) logstash
11 17 (0.34%) ZABBIX
12 16 (0.32%) Graphite
12 16 (0.32%) Mesos
13 14 (0.28%) NetBackup
13 14 (0.28%) Nmap
13 14 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 13 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
14 13 (0.26%) SCOM
14 13 (0.26%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 856 (17.13%) Microsoft
2 682 (13.65%) Oracle
3 186 (3.72%) SAP
4 151 (3.02%) VMware
5 130 (2.60%) Google
6 119 (2.38%) Cisco
7 77 (1.54%) Citrix
7 77 (1.54%) HP
8 74 (1.48%) Tableau
9 66 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
10 59 (1.18%) IBM
11 55 (1.10%) CheckPoint
12 52 (1.04%) Cognizant
13 51 (1.02%) Red Hat
14 50 (1.00%) Murex
15 40 (0.80%) Juniper
16 36 (0.72%) hybris
17 33 (0.66%) Apple
17 33 (0.66%) Palo Alto
18 31 (0.62%) Xamarin