Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 119 112
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7 +14
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 4,758 4,617 5,740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.70% 2.62% 2.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.40% 10.33% 9.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3,702 3,998 4,965
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +7.14%

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 41,729 44,688 57,653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.67% 25.41% 27.68%
Number of salaries quoted 32,367 35,383 45,949
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 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
England +6 4,526 £47,500 +5.56% 677
UK excluding London -4 2,619 £42,000 +5.00% 472
London -4 2,097 £55,000 +4.76% 242
South East +7 1,004 £40,000 - 132
East of England -10 470 £50,000 +25.00% 101
Midlands -1 396 £34,000 -2.86% 81
North of England -7 328 £40,000 +6.67% 72
West Midlands +1 270 £30,000 -7.69% 54
South West -3 235 £40,000 +6.67% 49
North West +8 216 £40,000 +6.67% 51
East Midlands -17 132 £34,500 -8.00% 27
Scotland -66 102 £40,000 -11.11% 23
Yorkshire -16 95 £40,000 +6.67% 15
Northern Ireland +16 53 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Wales -19 39 £40,000 +14.29% 9
North East -35 17 £47,500 +18.75% 6

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 4,702 (98.82%) Degree
2 4,509 (94.77%) Computer Science
3 1,761 (37.01%) Agile Software Development
4 1,456 (30.60%) Java
5 1,292 (27.15%) Software Engineering
6 1,234 (25.94%) SQL
7 1,208 (25.39%) JavaScript
8 1,147 (24.11%) Finance
9 1,021 (21.46%) C#
10 911 (19.15%) HTML
11 855 (17.97%) Python
12 818 (17.19%) Linux
13 764 (16.06%) CSS
14 747 (15.70%) .NET
15 728 (15.30%) Windows
16 727 (15.28%) C++
17 701 (14.73%) Microsoft
18 690 (14.50%) Mathematics
19 670 (14.08%) OO
20 626 (13.16%) AngularJS
21 619 (13.01%) SQL Server
22 606 (12.74%) Scrum
23 599 (12.59%) TDD
24 581 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
25 548 (11.52%) Amazon AWS
26 540 (11.35%) SDLC
27 537 (11.29%) MVC
28 470 (9.88%) Web Services
29 463 (9.73%) Git (software)
30 447 (9.39%) Test Automation

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
1 159 (3.34%) Elasticsearch
2 139 (2.92%) Apache Spark
3 94 (1.98%) Tomcat
4 93 (1.95%) Apache
5 69 (1.45%) IIS
6 59 (1.24%) Confluence
7 55 (1.16%) SharePoint
8 54 (1.13%) CMS
8 54 (1.13%) OpenStack
9 52 (1.09%) Apache Solr
10 49 (1.03%) WebSphere
11 47 (0.99%) JBoss
12 42 (0.88%) MS Exchange
13 39 (0.82%) nginx
13 39 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 37 (0.78%) Apache Pig
15 34 (0.71%) WebLogic
16 26 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
17 23 (0.48%) SAS
18 22 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 150 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
2 135 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 65 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 63 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 8 (0.17%) Maya
8 5 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.084%) Houdini
9 4 (0.084%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.063%) NUKE
11 2 (0.042%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.042%) Revit
11 2 (0.042%) Simulink
11 2 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.042%) ZBrush
12 1 (0.021%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.021%) HipChat
12 1 (0.021%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (0.46%) Magento
2 10 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.19%) SAP CO
3 9 (0.19%) SAP FI
3 9 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
4 8 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
4 8 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.13%) MultiChain
5 6 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 6 (0.13%) SAP SD
6 5 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.084%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.084%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.084%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.084%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.084%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.084%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (0.084%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.084%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 548 (11.52%) Amazon AWS
2 280 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 157 (3.30%) SaaS
4 113 (2.37%) GitHub
5 66 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
6 61 (1.28%) PaaS
7 57 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
8 56 (1.18%) Office 365
9 45 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
10 42 (0.88%) Amazon S3
11 36 (0.76%) IaaS
12 24 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 24 (0.50%) npm
13 23 (0.48%) Serverless
14 21 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 21 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 20 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
15 20 (0.42%) OpenShift
16 17 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
16 17 (0.36%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 166 (3.49%) Internet
2 158 (3.32%) Firewall
3 154 (3.24%) TCP/IP
4 105 (2.21%) DNS
5 104 (2.19%) HTTP
6 102 (2.14%) WAN
7 84 (1.77%) DHCP
8 83 (1.74%) LAN
9 75 (1.58%) Wireless
10 50 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
10 50 (1.05%) Network Security
11 41 (0.86%) OSPF
12 39 (0.82%) VPN
13 35 (0.74%) MPLS
13 35 (0.74%) SAN
14 30 (0.63%) BGP
15 28 (0.59%) SNMP
16 27 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
17 26 (0.55%) Intranet
18 25 (0.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 619 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 298 (6.26%) NoSQL
3 296 (6.22%) Relational Database
4 284 (5.97%) MySQL
5 265 (5.57%) MongoDB
6 255 (5.36%) Big Data
7 146 (3.07%) Hadoop
8 137 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
9 136 (2.86%) Oracle Database
10 104 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
11 98 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
12 80 (1.68%) RDBMS
13 75 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 74 (1.56%) Redis
15 69 (1.45%) HBase
16 65 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 48 (1.01%) Apache Hive
18 47 (0.99%) Data Mining
19 44 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
20 37 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 463 (9.73%) Git (software)
2 280 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 202 (4.25%) JIRA
4 185 (3.89%) Subversion
5 182 (3.83%) Maven
6 160 (3.36%) Visual Studio
7 156 (3.28%) Selenium
8 104 (2.19%) JUnit
9 98 (2.06%) Eclipse
10 84 (1.77%) NUnit
11 83 (1.74%) Cucumber
12 76 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
13 71 (1.49%) Gradle
14 63 (1.32%) WebDriver
15 60 (1.26%) MSTest
16 57 (1.20%) Vagrant
17 56 (1.18%) Ant
18 53 (1.11%) TeamCity
19 48 (1.01%) Moq
20 44 (0.92%) SoapUI
General
1 1,147 (24.11%) Finance
2 429 (9.02%) Banking
3 200 (4.20%) Investment Banking
4 153 (3.22%) Marketing
5 149 (3.13%) Games
6 134 (2.82%) Telecoms
7 119 (2.50%) Retail
8 110 (2.31%) Electronics
9 109 (2.29%) Retail Banking
10 86 (1.81%) Legal
11 85 (1.79%) Advertising
12 71 (1.49%) Manufacturing
13 62 (1.30%) Front Office
14 60 (1.26%) Law
15 46 (0.97%) Financial Institution
16 36 (0.76%) Automotive
17 27 (0.57%) Publishing
18 26 (0.55%) Aerospace
19 22 (0.46%) French Language
19 22 (0.46%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,930 (40.56%) Developer
2 646 (13.58%) Software Engineer
3 578 (12.15%) Graduate
4 575 (12.08%) Java Developer
5 406 (8.53%) Analyst
6 369 (7.76%) Junior
7 341 (7.17%) Senior Developer
8 318 (6.68%) Software Developer
9 279 (5.86%) .NET Developer
10 267 (5.61%) Graduate Developer
11 252 (5.30%) C# Developer
12 225 (4.73%) Junior Developer
13 223 (4.69%) Architect
14 193 (4.06%) C++ Software Engineer
15 186 (3.91%) Senior Software Engineer
16 169 (3.55%) Consultant
17 158 (3.32%) Java Engineer
18 138 (2.90%) C# .NET Developer
19 135 (2.84%) Senior Java Developer
20 115 (2.42%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 911 (19.15%) HTML
2 764 (16.06%) CSS
3 747 (15.70%) .NET
4 626 (13.16%) AngularJS
5 470 (9.88%) Web Services
6 426 (8.95%) ASP.NET
7 398 (8.36%) Spring
8 373 (7.84%) XML
9 371 (7.80%) jQuery
10 342 (7.19%) HTML5
11 303 (6.37%) REST
12 268 (5.63%) RESTful
13 237 (4.98%) .NET Framework
14 229 (4.81%) React
15 213 (4.48%) Node.js
16 211 (4.43%) ASP.NET MVC
17 186 (3.91%) Hibernate
18 173 (3.64%) JSON
19 142 (2.98%) J2EE
20 132 (2.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4,509 (94.77%) Computer Science
2 581 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
3 283 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 251 (5.28%) Algorithms
5 213 (4.48%) User Experience
6 200 (4.20%) Fintech
7 190 (3.99%) Mobile App
8 186 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
9 165 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
10 129 (2.71%) Data Centre
11 107 (2.25%) Data Structures
12 86 (1.81%) Client/Server
13 66 (1.39%) Hedge funds
14 63 (1.32%) Public Cloud
15 62 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
16 49 (1.03%) Robotics
17 46 (0.97%) Tandem
18 42 (0.88%) Private Cloud
19 39 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
19 39 (0.82%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 818 (17.19%) Linux
2 728 (15.30%) Windows
3 332 (6.98%) Unix
4 196 (4.12%) Windows Server
5 184 (3.87%) Android
6 125 (2.63%) Apple iOS
7 79 (1.66%) Windows 10
8 68 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 63 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 45 (0.95%) Windows 7
11 42 (0.88%) Mac OS
12 36 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 33 (0.69%) Debian
13 33 (0.69%) Ubuntu
14 31 (0.65%) CentOS
15 26 (0.55%) Mac OS X
16 24 (0.50%) CoreOS
17 14 (0.29%) Windows 8
17 14 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
18 12 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,761 (37.01%) Agile Software Development
2 1,292 (27.15%) Software Engineering
3 690 (14.50%) Mathematics
4 670 (14.08%) OO
5 606 (12.74%) Scrum
6 599 (12.59%) TDD
7 540 (11.35%) SDLC
8 537 (11.29%) MVC
9 447 (9.39%) Test Automation
10 401 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
11 392 (8.24%) Open Source
12 381 (8.01%) Web Development
13 307 (6.45%) DevOps
14 289 (6.07%) Analytics
15 284 (5.97%) Project Management
16 278 (5.84%) OOP
17 262 (5.51%) ITIL
18 251 (5.28%) Unit Testing
19 244 (5.13%) Mentoring
20 226 (4.75%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 1,456 (30.60%) Java
2 1,234 (25.94%) SQL
3 1,208 (25.39%) JavaScript
4 1,021 (21.46%) C#
5 855 (17.97%) Python
6 727 (15.28%) C++
7 302 (6.35%) PHP
8 270 (5.67%) C
9 167 (3.51%) Ruby
10 136 (2.86%) Bash Shell
11 122 (2.56%) PowerShell
12 116 (2.44%) T-SQL
13 111 (2.33%) Shell Script
14 107 (2.25%) Perl
15 103 (2.16%) Scala
16 91 (1.91%) PL/SQL
17 71 (1.49%) VB.NET
18 67 (1.41%) R
19 56 (1.18%) ES6
20 55 (1.16%) Go
Qualifications
1 4,702 (98.82%) Degree
2 308 (6.47%) Master's Degree
3 180 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 156 (3.28%) Numerate Degree
5 90 (1.89%) CISSP
6 88 (1.85%) Security Cleared
7 81 (1.70%) ISTQB
8 75 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
9 73 (1.53%) MCP
10 72 (1.51%) MCSE
11 64 (1.35%) CISM
11 64 (1.35%) ISEB
12 60 (1.26%) MCSD
13 50 (1.05%) SC Cleared
14 47 (0.99%) MCAD
14 47 (0.99%) PMI Certification
15 46 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
15 46 (0.97%) PhD
16 43 (0.90%) PMP
17 39 (0.82%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 406 (8.53%) QA
2 64 (1.35%) SLA
3 54 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 21 (0.44%) GDPR
6 20 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 19 (0.40%) PMO
8 15 (0.32%) GPG13
9 14 (0.29%) Data Quality
10 11 (0.23%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 10 (0.21%) ISO 9001
12 8 (0.17%) ECSS
13 7 (0.15%) ISO 13485
14 4 (0.084%) Actionable Recommendations
14 4 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 4 (0.084%) MISRA
15 3 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials
15 3 (0.063%) Def Stans
15 3 (0.063%) IEC 62304
15 3 (0.063%) MISRA C
System Software
1 276 (5.80%) Docker
2 141 (2.96%) Active Directory
3 140 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 72 (1.51%) XenApp
5 64 (1.35%) XenDesktop
6 63 (1.32%) Hyper-V
7 52 (1.09%) vSphere
8 47 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
9 40 (0.84%) HDFS
10 38 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
11 35 (0.74%) Firmware
12 31 (0.65%) XenServer
13 30 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
14 23 (0.48%) Ceph
15 19 (0.40%) Apache Flume
16 13 (0.27%) NFS
17 12 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
18 11 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 9 (0.19%) Snort
19 9 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 144 (3.03%) Ansible
2 117 (2.46%) Puppet
3 96 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
4 70 (1.47%) Kubernetes
5 40 (0.84%) Terraform
6 37 (0.78%) Salt
7 36 (0.76%) Nagios
7 36 (0.76%) SCVMM
8 28 (0.59%) SCCM
9 18 (0.38%) Kibana
10 17 (0.36%) HAProxy
11 16 (0.34%) vCenter Server
11 16 (0.34%) vMotion
12 15 (0.32%) Oozie
13 14 (0.29%) logstash
13 14 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 13 (0.27%) Packer
15 11 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
15 11 (0.23%) Mesos
16 10 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 701 (14.73%) Microsoft
2 430 (9.04%) Oracle
3 176 (3.70%) VMware
4 135 (2.84%) Citrix
5 124 (2.61%) Cisco
6 123 (2.59%) Google
7 93 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
8 87 (1.83%) SAP
9 57 (1.20%) HP
10 53 (1.11%) Red Hat
11 46 (0.97%) Tableau
12 45 (0.95%) IBM
13 40 (0.84%) Splunk
14 37 (0.78%) CheckPoint
15 35 (0.74%) Zend
16 32 (0.67%) Twitter
17 31 (0.65%) Sitecore
18 30 (0.63%) Xamarin
19 29 (0.61%) BMC
19 29 (0.61%) Juniper