Period
to 2 March 2021

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 2 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 159 137 126
Rank change year-on-year -22 -11 0
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 1,553 3,071 4,057
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 2.53% 2.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.04% 11.66% 11.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,407 2,482 3,271
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,050 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% - -

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 15,469 26,345 36,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.52% 21.72% 24.41%
Number of salaries quoted 10,756 19,813 27,139
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%

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 2 March 2021.

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 2 March 2021. 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 -31 1,393 £60,000 +9.09% 327
UK excluding London -20 783 £50,000 +17.65% 255
London -44 659 £70,000 +7.69% 111
South East +2 336 £55,000 +29.41% 73
Work from Home +25 303 £62,500 +31.58% 50
South West +36 126 £40,000 +6.67% 18
North of England -10 102 £47,500 +11.76% 57
East of England -21 76 £53,750 +19.44% 30
Midlands +4 74 £46,250 -2.63% 38
North West 0 73 £52,500 +10.53% 28
West Midlands +24 51 £51,250 +16.48% 25
Scotland -17 38 £55,000 +22.22% 22
Yorkshire +29 28 £45,000 +80.00% 16
Northern Ireland +17 26 £42,500 -17.07% 11
East Midlands -7 23 £35,000 -26.32% 13
Wales +14 5 £47,500 +35.71% 6
North East -2 1 £22,500 - 13
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, 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 1,551 (99.87%) Degree
2 1,515 (97.55%) Computer Science
3 566 (36.45%) Agile Software Development
4 531 (34.19%) JavaScript
5 481 (30.97%) SQL
6 478 (30.78%) Software Engineering
7 457 (29.43%) Python
8 419 (26.98%) C#
9 395 (25.43%) Java
10 370 (23.82%) Finance
11 349 (22.47%) Problem-Solving
12 303 (19.51%) React
13 298 (19.19%) .NET
14 264 (17.00%) AWS
15 261 (16.81%) Linux
16 260 (16.74%) Git (software)
17 253 (16.29%) Analytical Skills
18 240 (15.45%) Docker
19 237 (15.26%) HTML
19 237 (15.26%) Microsoft
20 236 (15.20%) Azure
20 236 (15.20%) Mathematics
21 222 (14.29%) CSS
21 222 (14.29%) DevOps
22 200 (12.88%) Kubernetes
23 199 (12.81%) SQL Server
24 195 (12.56%) Test Automation
25 177 (11.40%) Microservices
26 172 (11.08%) OO
27 167 (10.75%) AngularJS

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 50 (3.22%) SharePoint
2 41 (2.64%) Confluence
3 40 (2.58%) Apache
3 40 (2.58%) Apache Spark
4 32 (2.06%) SAS
5 29 (1.87%) CMS
6 22 (1.42%) nginx
6 22 (1.42%) Tomcat
7 19 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (1.03%) IIS
8 16 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (0.64%) Apache Airflow
10 9 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
10 9 (0.58%) Umbraco
11 8 (0.52%) Luigi
12 7 (0.45%) ejabberd
13 5 (0.32%) Apache Pulsar
14 3 (0.19%) Jupyter
14 3 (0.19%) Mule
14 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 27 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (0.71%) Figma
4 10 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.19%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.13%) Revit
9 1 (0.064%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.064%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.064%) Maya
9 1 (0.064%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 15 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.45%) Magento
3 5 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.26%) MoSes
4 4 (0.26%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.13%) Endur
5 2 (0.13%) Findur
5 2 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.13%) StreamServe
6 1 (0.064%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.064%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.064%) Infor LN
6 1 (0.064%) Maximo
6 1 (0.064%) Odoo
6 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.064%) Quorum
6 1 (0.064%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.064%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.064%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 264 (17.00%) AWS
2 236 (15.20%) Azure
3 134 (8.63%) SaaS
4 70 (4.51%) GCP
5 68 (4.38%) GitHub
6 54 (3.48%) Power Platform
7 50 (3.22%) PaaS
8 49 (3.16%) Serverless
9 48 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
10 46 (2.96%) Amazon S3
11 41 (2.64%) Dynamics 365
12 37 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
13 24 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
13 24 (1.55%) Microsoft 365
14 22 (1.42%) Amazon EKS
15 21 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
15 21 (1.35%) npm
16 20 (1.29%) Firebase
17 19 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
18 17 (1.09%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 78 (5.02%) Internet
2 52 (3.35%) Firewall
3 31 (2.00%) HTTP
4 30 (1.93%) TCP/IP
5 27 (1.74%) LAN
6 20 (1.29%) DNS
7 19 (1.22%) VPN
7 19 (1.22%) WAN
8 18 (1.16%) Network Security
9 14 (0.90%) SNMP
9 14 (0.90%) SSL
10 13 (0.84%) BGP
11 12 (0.77%) VoIP
12 11 (0.71%) DHCP
13 9 (0.58%) MPLS
13 9 (0.58%) VLAN
14 8 (0.52%) Asterisk PBX
14 8 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (0.52%) PBX
15 7 (0.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (12.81%) SQL Server
2 145 (9.34%) NoSQL
3 128 (8.24%) Relational Database
4 91 (5.86%) PostgreSQL
5 83 (5.34%) MySQL
6 72 (4.64%) Big Data
7 70 (4.51%) MongoDB
8 45 (2.90%) Hadoop
9 42 (2.70%) RDBMS
10 32 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
11 30 (1.93%) Data Lake
12 29 (1.87%) Power BI
13 28 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
13 28 (1.80%) Redis
14 25 (1.61%) Amazon Redshift
15 21 (1.35%) Apache Hive
15 21 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
16 20 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 16 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
18 13 (0.84%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 260 (16.74%) Git (software)
2 111 (7.15%) Jenkins
3 86 (5.54%) Selenium
4 85 (5.47%) JIRA
5 48 (3.09%) Visual Studio
6 40 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (2.12%) GitLab
8 32 (2.06%) Cucumber
9 30 (1.93%) SonarQube
10 29 (1.87%) Maven
11 25 (1.61%) webpack
12 24 (1.55%) Subversion
13 18 (1.16%) JUnit
13 18 (1.16%) Mockito
14 17 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 16 (1.03%) Bitbucket
16 15 (0.97%) Artifactory
17 13 (0.84%) Gradle
17 13 (0.84%) NUnit
17 13 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 370 (23.82%) Finance
2 72 (4.64%) Banking
3 59 (3.80%) Marketing
4 57 (3.67%) Manufacturing
5 52 (3.35%) Games
6 39 (2.51%) Electronics
7 34 (2.19%) Retail
8 33 (2.12%) Public Sector
9 31 (2.00%) Telecoms
10 30 (1.93%) Front Office
10 30 (1.93%) Law
11 27 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
12 25 (1.61%) Aerospace
13 17 (1.09%) Automotive
13 17 (1.09%) Back Office
13 17 (1.09%) Investment Banking
14 13 (0.84%) German Language
15 10 (0.64%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.58%) Advertising
17 7 (0.45%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 774 (49.84%) Developer
2 247 (15.90%) Software Engineer
3 187 (12.04%) Software Developer
4 131 (8.44%) Senior Developer
5 108 (6.95%) Full Stack Developer
6 103 (6.63%) Junior
7 94 (6.05%) Graduate
8 84 (5.41%) .NET Developer
8 84 (5.41%) C# Developer
9 77 (4.96%) Java Developer
10 68 (4.38%) Junior Developer
10 68 (4.38%) Python Developer
11 63 (4.06%) Architect
12 58 (3.73%) Senior Software Engineer
13 54 (3.48%) Graduate Developer
14 53 (3.41%) Senior Software Developer
15 51 (3.28%) React Developer
16 50 (3.22%) Analyst
16 50 (3.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 49 (3.16%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (19.51%) React
2 298 (19.19%) .NET
3 237 (15.26%) HTML
4 222 (14.29%) CSS
5 167 (10.75%) AngularJS
6 135 (8.69%) Vue.js
7 123 (7.92%) Node.js
8 110 (7.08%) .NET Core
9 109 (7.02%) REST
10 92 (5.92%) RESTful
11 83 (5.34%) Web Services
12 79 (5.09%) .NET Framework
13 78 (5.02%) HTML5
14 70 (4.51%) jQuery
15 60 (3.86%) Spring
15 60 (3.86%) XML
16 59 (3.80%) ASP.NET
17 53 (3.41%) Django
18 48 (3.09%) JSON
19 47 (3.03%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 253 (16.29%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (6.57%) Algorithms
3 89 (5.73%) Mobile App
4 78 (5.02%) Data Structures
5 76 (4.89%) Data Centre
5 76 (4.89%) User Experience
6 66 (4.25%) Self-Motivation
7 63 (4.06%) Enterprise Software
8 56 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
9 55 (3.54%) Management Information System
10 53 (3.41%) Public Cloud
11 43 (2.77%) Virtual Team
12 36 (2.32%) Hedge funds
13 28 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
14 27 (1.74%) Fixed Income
15 26 (1.67%) NHS
16 20 (1.29%) Life Science
17 19 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 18 (1.16%) Biotechnology
19 16 (1.03%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 261 (16.81%) Linux
2 108 (6.95%) Windows
3 65 (4.19%) Android
4 58 (3.73%) Apple iOS
5 46 (2.96%) Unix
6 22 (1.42%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.84%) CentOS
8 12 (0.77%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.45%) Debian
10 5 (0.32%) Kali Linux
10 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.19%) AIX
12 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.19%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.064%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.064%) Robot Operating System
13 1 (0.064%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,515 (97.55%) Computer Science
2 566 (36.45%) Agile Software Development
3 478 (30.78%) Software Engineering
4 349 (22.47%) Problem-Solving
5 236 (15.20%) Mathematics
6 222 (14.29%) DevOps
7 195 (12.56%) Test Automation
8 177 (11.40%) Microservices
9 172 (11.08%) OO
10 150 (9.66%) Mentoring
11 149 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
12 147 (9.47%) TDD
13 133 (8.56%) Analytics
13 133 (8.56%) Scrum
14 132 (8.50%) Fintech
15 112 (7.21%) Physics
16 109 (7.02%) Data Science
17 108 (6.95%) Project Management
18 106 (6.83%) Web Development
19 101 (6.50%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 531 (34.19%) JavaScript
2 481 (30.97%) SQL
3 457 (29.43%) Python
4 419 (26.98%) C#
5 395 (25.43%) Java
6 165 (10.62%) C++
7 159 (10.24%) TypeScript
8 93 (5.99%) Go
9 90 (5.80%) PHP
10 65 (4.19%) ES6
11 61 (3.93%) C
12 55 (3.54%) Ruby
13 53 (3.41%) Kotlin
14 51 (3.28%) Bash Shell
15 45 (2.90%) Objective-C
16 39 (2.51%) T-SQL
17 36 (2.32%) Apple Swift
18 31 (2.00%) PowerShell
18 31 (2.00%) Scala
19 26 (1.67%) R
Qualifications
1 1,551 (99.87%) Degree
2 167 (10.75%) Master's Degree
3 76 (4.89%) Security Cleared
4 54 (3.48%) SC Cleared
5 32 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (1.74%) PhD
7 26 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
8 21 (1.35%) CCNP
8 21 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (1.22%) ISTQB
10 17 (1.09%) CCIE
10 17 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 14 (0.90%) PMI Certification
12 11 (0.71%) CCNA
13 8 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
13 8 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.52%) PMP
14 7 (0.45%) CISSP
15 6 (0.39%) HNC
16 5 (0.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (7.34%) QA
2 17 (1.09%) CDISC
3 12 (0.77%) GDPR
4 10 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.52%) SLA
6 7 (0.45%) ISO 13485
7 5 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.32%) Good Clinical Practice
7 5 (0.32%) IEC 62304
7 5 (0.32%) MISRA
7 5 (0.32%) NIST
8 4 (0.26%) IEC 61508
8 4 (0.26%) ISO 26262
8 4 (0.26%) MISRA C
9 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.19%) WCAG
10 2 (0.13%) COBIT
10 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.13%) NCSC
System Software
1 240 (15.45%) Docker
2 45 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.48%) Active Directory
4 18 (1.16%) vSphere
5 12 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.77%) Postfix
6 11 (0.71%) KVM
7 10 (0.64%) Firmware
8 7 (0.45%) iptables
8 7 (0.45%) Kamailio
8 7 (0.45%) QEMU
9 5 (0.32%) VMware NSX
9 5 (0.32%) Xen
10 4 (0.26%) HDFS
10 4 (0.26%) LXC
11 3 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.19%) RHEV
12 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.064%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.064%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 200 (12.88%) Kubernetes
2 76 (4.89%) Terraform
3 64 (4.12%) Ansible
4 34 (2.19%) Puppet
5 21 (1.35%) Prometheus
6 20 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.71%) Grafana
7 11 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (0.71%) ZABBIX
8 8 (0.52%) Nagios
8 8 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (0.45%) Galera Cluster
9 7 (0.45%) HAProxy
9 7 (0.45%) Nessus
9 7 (0.45%) SCCM
10 5 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.32%) Munin
10 5 (0.32%) Nmap
10 5 (0.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 237 (15.26%) Microsoft
2 102 (6.57%) Oracle
3 82 (5.28%) Google
4 53 (3.41%) VMware
5 46 (2.96%) SAP
6 45 (2.90%) Cisco
7 41 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
8 34 (2.19%) PagerDuty
9 28 (1.80%) Apple
9 28 (1.80%) Databricks
10 26 (1.67%) IBM
11 25 (1.61%) Juniper
12 18 (1.16%) Atlassian
13 11 (0.71%) F5
13 11 (0.71%) Nintex
14 10 (0.64%) Citrix
14 10 (0.64%) HP
14 10 (0.64%) Siebel
15 9 (0.58%) Twitter
16 8 (0.52%) SonicWALL