Period
to 16 July 2020

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 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 119 149 127
Rank change year-on-year +30 -22 -6
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 1,934 3,533 4,698
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.60% 2.42% 2.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.90% 9.99% 11.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,573 2,756 3,782
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £86,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.82% - +6.25%

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 permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16,258 35,355 41,829
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.86% 24.25% 23.77%
Number of salaries quoted 11,815 25,634 31,152
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,582
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.94% +4.90%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree.

Salary trend for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Computer Science Degree over the 6 months to 16 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Top 18 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 July 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
England +29 1,803 £55,000 - 206
London +36 1,031 £70,000 +7.69% 80
UK excluding London -7 869 £46,250 +8.82% 131
South East -21 341 £39,250 -12.78% 36
North of England +68 134 £47,500 +18.75% 36
East of England +3 121 £47,500 -9.52% 19
North West +66 101 £50,000 +42.86% 17
Midlands +41 99 £47,500 +26.67% 14
Work from Home +9 80 £50,000 -16.67% 27
South West -14 73 £50,000 +33.33% 19
East Midlands +55 54 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Scotland +2 51 £38,500 -9.41% 5
West Midlands +32 45 £47,500 +29.25% 8
Yorkshire +67 28 £40,000 - 8
Northern Ireland +34 24 £50,000 +17.65%
Wales +27 24 £55,000 +150.00% 1
North East +7 5 - - 11
Isle of Man - 2 £52,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 July 2020, IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree 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 with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 1,926 (99.59%) Degree
2 1,837 (94.98%) Computer Science
3 665 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
4 631 (32.63%) SQL
5 558 (28.85%) Software Engineering
6 538 (27.82%) Java
7 525 (27.15%) C#
8 500 (25.85%) Finance
9 478 (24.72%) Python
10 438 (22.65%) JavaScript
11 391 (20.22%) .NET
12 348 (17.99%) AWS
13 338 (17.48%) Problem-Solving
14 312 (16.13%) Mathematics
15 304 (15.72%) HTML
16 303 (15.67%) CSS
17 297 (15.36%) Azure
18 290 (14.99%) Git (software)
19 282 (14.58%) DevOps
20 262 (13.55%) SQL Server
21 257 (13.29%) Linux
22 249 (12.87%) AngularJS
23 243 (12.56%) OO
24 234 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
25 233 (12.05%) Windows
26 232 (12.00%) Microsoft
27 220 (11.38%) Test Automation
28 215 (11.12%) Docker
29 210 (10.86%) C++
30 209 (10.81%) Analytics

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
1 111 (5.74%) Apache Spark
2 43 (2.22%) IIS
3 42 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
4 28 (1.45%) Apache Airflow
5 26 (1.34%) Apache
6 25 (1.29%) Luigi
6 25 (1.29%) SharePoint
7 21 (1.09%) CMS
8 15 (0.78%) MS Exchange
9 13 (0.67%) Confluence
9 13 (0.67%) WordPress
10 12 (0.62%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.52%) nginx
11 10 (0.52%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.31%) ArcGIS
12 6 (0.31%) Drupal
12 6 (0.31%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.26%) Moodle
13 5 (0.26%) SAS
14 4 (0.21%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 36 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.16%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.16%) Notepad++
4 2 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.10%) GNU Octave
4 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 28 (1.45%) Shopify
2 15 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
3 11 (0.57%) NetSuite
4 9 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 8 (0.41%) Magento
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle FAH
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
7 5 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.21%) assyst
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 4 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.21%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 348 (17.99%) AWS
2 297 (15.36%) Azure
3 106 (5.48%) SaaS
4 93 (4.81%) GCP
5 64 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
6 39 (2.02%) Power Platform
7 33 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
8 31 (1.60%) Amazon S3
9 29 (1.50%) Office 365
10 28 (1.45%) IaaS
10 28 (1.45%) Serverless
11 27 (1.40%) Amazon EMR
12 22 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
12 22 (1.14%) GitHub
12 22 (1.14%) PaaS
13 18 (0.93%) Force.com
14 17 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 17 (0.88%) npm
14 17 (0.88%) NuGet
15 15 (0.78%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 102 (5.27%) Firewall
2 59 (3.05%) VPN
3 53 (2.74%) TCP/IP
4 41 (2.12%) DNS
5 38 (1.96%) SAN
6 36 (1.86%) Wireless
7 33 (1.71%) WAN
8 32 (1.65%) LAN
9 26 (1.34%) BGP
10 25 (1.29%) Internet
11 22 (1.14%) VoIP
12 21 (1.09%) Skype
13 20 (1.03%) NAS
13 20 (1.03%) Network Security
14 18 (0.93%) H.323
14 18 (0.93%) OSPF
15 17 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
16 15 (0.78%) FTP
17 14 (0.72%) HTTP
17 14 (0.72%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (13.55%) SQL Server
2 160 (8.27%) NoSQL
3 151 (7.81%) Big Data
3 151 (7.81%) Relational Database
4 119 (6.15%) MySQL
5 117 (6.05%) Hadoop
6 95 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
7 90 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
8 71 (3.67%) MongoDB
9 64 (3.31%) RDBMS
10 61 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 58 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
12 50 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 42 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 38 (1.96%) Power BI
15 36 (1.86%) Data Mining
16 35 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 29 (1.50%) Flink
17 29 (1.50%) Oracle Database
18 28 (1.45%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 290 (14.99%) Git (software)
2 105 (5.43%) Selenium
3 100 (5.17%) Jenkins
4 89 (4.60%) JIRA
5 66 (3.41%) Visual Studio
6 39 (2.02%) SoapUI
7 35 (1.81%) HP UFT
8 31 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
9 29 (1.50%) LoadRunner
9 29 (1.50%) webpack
10 27 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 25 (1.29%) JUnit
12 24 (1.24%) Cypress.io
13 23 (1.19%) Maven
13 23 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
14 22 (1.14%) Eclipse
15 21 (1.09%) PHPUnit
16 20 (1.03%) GitLab
16 20 (1.03%) Subversion
17 19 (0.98%) Cucumber
General
1 500 (25.85%) Finance
2 65 (3.36%) Retail
3 57 (2.95%) Banking
4 55 (2.84%) Manufacturing
4 55 (2.84%) Marketing
5 47 (2.43%) Games
6 45 (2.33%) Front Office
7 39 (2.02%) Telecoms
8 37 (1.91%) Back Office
9 35 (1.81%) Investment Banking
10 26 (1.34%) Law
11 22 (1.14%) Financial Institution
12 20 (1.03%) Legal
13 19 (0.98%) Electronics
14 18 (0.93%) Public Sector
15 15 (0.78%) Billing
16 12 (0.62%) German Language
16 12 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.52%) General Ledger
17 10 (0.52%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 794 (41.05%) Developer
2 233 (12.05%) Software Engineer
3 170 (8.79%) Junior
4 162 (8.38%) Java Developer
5 155 (8.01%) Analyst
6 152 (7.86%) Software Developer
7 150 (7.76%) Graduate
8 147 (7.60%) Senior Developer
9 113 (5.84%) Junior Developer
10 92 (4.76%) .NET Developer
11 85 (4.40%) Architect
12 84 (4.34%) C# Developer
13 66 (3.41%) Graduate Developer
14 63 (3.26%) Data Engineer
15 61 (3.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 59 (3.05%) Full Stack Developer
17 54 (2.79%) PHP Developer
18 49 (2.53%) Python Developer
18 49 (2.53%) Senior Java Developer
19 48 (2.48%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 391 (20.22%) .NET
2 304 (15.72%) HTML
3 303 (15.67%) CSS
4 249 (12.87%) AngularJS
5 202 (10.44%) React
6 139 (7.19%) Node.js
7 135 (6.98%) REST
8 134 (6.93%) Web Services
9 128 (6.62%) Kafka
10 121 (6.26%) ASP.NET
11 114 (5.89%) HTML5
12 108 (5.58%) Spring
13 107 (5.53%) XML
14 97 (5.02%) jQuery
15 95 (4.91%) Vue.js
16 94 (4.86%) .NET Core
17 82 (4.24%) JSON
18 76 (3.93%) .NET Framework
19 72 (3.72%) RESTful
20 64 (3.31%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 234 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
2 145 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 138 (7.14%) User Experience
4 116 (6.00%) Algorithms
5 114 (5.89%) Mobile App
6 86 (4.45%) Self-Motivation
7 72 (3.72%) Hedge funds
8 71 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
9 53 (2.74%) Data Structures
9 53 (2.74%) Virtual Team
10 46 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 42 (2.17%) Equities
12 37 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
13 33 (1.71%) Data Centre
14 32 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
15 31 (1.60%) Reinsurance
16 27 (1.40%) AS400
16 27 (1.40%) Public Cloud
17 26 (1.34%) Analytical Mindset
17 26 (1.34%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 257 (13.29%) Linux
2 233 (12.05%) Windows
3 79 (4.08%) Apple iOS
4 72 (3.72%) Android
4 72 (3.72%) Unix
5 56 (2.90%) Windows Server
6 24 (1.24%) CentOS
7 19 (0.98%) Windows Server 2016
8 16 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.67%) Windows 10
9 13 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.47%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.41%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.21%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.16%) Debian
14 3 (0.16%) Robot Operating System
14 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (0.10%) Fedora
15 2 (0.10%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,837 (94.98%) Computer Science
2 665 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 558 (28.85%) Software Engineering
4 338 (17.48%) Problem-Solving
5 312 (16.13%) Mathematics
6 282 (14.58%) DevOps
7 243 (12.56%) OO
8 220 (11.38%) Test Automation
9 209 (10.81%) Analytics
10 171 (8.84%) Scrum
11 159 (8.22%) TDD
12 152 (7.86%) Microservices
13 135 (6.98%) Fintech
14 134 (6.93%) Unit Testing
15 127 (6.57%) Project Management
16 121 (6.26%) OOP
17 117 (6.05%) Artificial Intelligence
17 117 (6.05%) Machine Learning
18 114 (5.89%) SDLC
19 111 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 631 (32.63%) SQL
2 538 (27.82%) Java
3 525 (27.15%) C#
4 478 (24.72%) Python
5 438 (22.65%) JavaScript
6 210 (10.86%) C++
7 142 (7.34%) PHP
8 102 (5.27%) C
8 102 (5.27%) TypeScript
9 82 (4.24%) Scala
10 74 (3.83%) PowerShell
11 56 (2.90%) T-SQL
12 53 (2.74%) Java 8
13 52 (2.69%) R
14 51 (2.64%) Bash Shell
15 48 (2.48%) Shell Script
16 44 (2.28%) ES6
17 40 (2.07%) MATLAB
18 37 (1.91%) Kotlin
19 35 (1.81%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,926 (99.59%) Degree
2 155 (8.01%) Master's Degree
3 44 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (1.55%) AWS Certification
6 29 (1.50%) Security Cleared
7 27 (1.40%) CISSP
7 27 (1.40%) Numerate Degree
8 25 (1.29%) MCSE
9 23 (1.19%) CCNP
10 22 (1.14%) SC Cleared
11 21 (1.09%) PhD
12 19 (0.98%) CEH
12 19 (0.98%) CISA
12 19 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (0.93%) MBA
14 16 (0.83%) CISM
15 14 (0.72%) ISTQB
16 13 (0.67%) CCNA
16 13 (0.67%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (7.29%) QA
2 30 (1.55%) PMO
3 22 (1.14%) SLA
4 19 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.57%) GDPR
5 11 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.52%) NIST
7 9 (0.47%) NCSC
8 5 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.26%) UCITS
9 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.10%) COBIT
10 2 (0.10%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.10%) MISRA
10 2 (0.10%) MISRA C
System Software
1 215 (11.12%) Docker
2 70 (3.62%) Active Directory
3 63 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (2.33%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.62%) HDFS
6 9 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 8 (0.41%) Firmware
7 8 (0.41%) VirtualBox
8 7 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.31%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.21%) vSphere
11 2 (0.10%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.10%) LXC
12 1 (0.052%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.052%) iptables
12 1 (0.052%) KVM
12 1 (0.052%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.052%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 1 (0.052%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 132 (6.83%) Kubernetes
2 78 (4.03%) Ansible
3 57 (2.95%) Puppet
4 50 (2.59%) Terraform
5 30 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (1.09%) Kibana
6 21 (1.09%) SCCM
7 15 (0.78%) SCOM
8 13 (0.67%) SCVMM
9 12 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (0.36%) Control-M
10 7 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
10 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
11 6 (0.31%) Grafana
11 6 (0.31%) HP ALM
11 6 (0.31%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.26%) Salt
13 4 (0.21%) Icinga
13 4 (0.21%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 232 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 126 (6.51%) Oracle
3 81 (4.19%) Google
4 68 (3.52%) VMware
5 63 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
6 61 (3.15%) Cisco
7 47 (2.43%) Tableau
8 46 (2.38%) ServiceNow
9 17 (0.88%) SAP
10 16 (0.83%) IBM
11 15 (0.78%) HP
12 13 (0.67%) 3PAR
12 13 (0.67%) Autodesk
12 13 (0.67%) CheckPoint
13 12 (0.62%) Capita
13 12 (0.62%) Pardot
14 11 (0.57%) Fortinet
15 10 (0.52%) Palo Alto
15 10 (0.52%) Zend
16 9 (0.47%) Guidewire