Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 148 124 112
Rank change year-on-year -24 -12 +5
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 3,423 4,516 5,145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.42% 2.69% 2.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.31% 11.37% 11.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2,576 3,638 3,917
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 33,206 39,706 43,281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.45% 23.67% 24.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24,097 29,486 33,210
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019. 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 -26 3,231 £52,500 +10.53% 593
UK excluding London -19 1,897 £42,500 - 413
London -13 1,473 £65,000 +13.04% 218
South East +31 971 £45,000 +12.50% 115
East of England -17 216 £52,500 +10.53% 81
North of England -43 213 £35,000 -12.50% 73
South West -30 180 £38,187 -10.15% 51
Midlands -97 159 £40,000 - 56
Scotland +13 131 £41,250 +3.13% 22
North West -43 126 £32,500 -23.53% 39
West Midlands -111 95 £35,000 -12.50% 36
Yorkshire -20 66 £40,000 +37.93% 25
East Midlands +5 65 £42,500 -19.05% 20
Wales -1 22 £22,000 -53.68% 11
North East +37 21 - - 9
Northern Ireland -21 10 £40,750 +29.37% 5

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 3,379 (98.71%) Degree
2 3,161 (92.35%) Computer Science
3 1,433 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
4 1,077 (31.46%) C#
5 953 (27.84%) Software Engineering
6 909 (26.56%) Java
7 849 (24.80%) SQL
8 846 (24.72%) .NET
9 795 (23.23%) JavaScript
10 724 (21.15%) Finance
11 638 (18.64%) Python
12 601 (17.56%) HTML
13 577 (16.86%) Linux
14 552 (16.13%) AWS
15 538 (15.72%) Git (software)
16 537 (15.69%) C++
17 534 (15.60%) Azure
18 527 (15.40%) Problem-Solving
19 515 (15.05%) Mathematics
20 504 (14.72%) Microsoft
21 497 (14.52%) SQL Server
21 497 (14.52%) CSS
22 470 (13.73%) Windows
23 453 (13.23%) DevOps
24 436 (12.74%) Test Automation
25 430 (12.56%) AngularJS
26 408 (11.92%) Docker
27 377 (11.01%) OO
28 342 (9.99%) Scrum
29 331 (9.67%) TDD

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
1 122 (3.56%) Confluence
1 122 (3.56%) Elasticsearch
2 94 (2.75%) Apache Spark
3 63 (1.84%) Apache
4 41 (1.20%) Tomcat
5 29 (0.85%) nginx
6 28 (0.82%) CMS
7 27 (0.79%) MS Exchange
8 26 (0.76%) IIS
9 24 (0.70%) WordPress
10 19 (0.56%) Apache Solr
11 18 (0.53%) SharePoint
12 15 (0.44%) Drupal
13 14 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 14 (0.41%) SAS
14 13 (0.38%) Apache Pig
14 13 (0.38%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.35%) Skype for Business
16 11 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
16 11 (0.32%) JBoss
Applications
1 90 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.20%) Simulink
8 4 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.12%) Stateflow
8 4 (0.12%) Zeplin
9 3 (0.088%) 3ds Max
9 3 (0.088%) SPSS
10 2 (0.058%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.029%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.029%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.029%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
3 13 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
4 9 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
4 9 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 9 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
7 4 (0.12%) Magento
7 4 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.088%) OpenCart
8 3 (0.088%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.088%) osCommerce
8 3 (0.088%) Shopify
9 2 (0.058%) JDE OneWorld
9 2 (0.058%) Quorum
9 2 (0.058%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 552 (16.13%) AWS
2 534 (15.60%) Azure
3 129 (3.77%) GCP
4 116 (3.39%) SaaS
5 83 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
6 76 (2.22%) Power Platform
7 68 (1.99%) Office 365
8 58 (1.69%) GitHub
9 53 (1.55%) Serverless
10 52 (1.52%) IaaS
11 45 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
12 42 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
13 36 (1.05%) PaaS
14 31 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
15 29 (0.85%) Amazon S3
16 19 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
17 18 (0.53%) Sumo Logic
18 17 (0.50%) OpenShift
19 15 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
19 15 (0.44%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 123 (3.59%) Firewall
2 90 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 77 (2.25%) Internet
4 67 (1.96%) DNS
5 64 (1.87%) HTTP
6 54 (1.58%) WAN
7 49 (1.43%) VPN
8 48 (1.40%) LAN
9 47 (1.37%) BGP
10 40 (1.17%) DHCP
11 39 (1.14%) Ethernet
12 36 (1.05%) Wireless
13 28 (0.82%) FTP
14 27 (0.79%) SSH
15 26 (0.76%) SNMP
15 26 (0.76%) VLAN
16 25 (0.73%) SAN
17 24 (0.70%) Network Security
17 24 (0.70%) Skype
18 23 (0.67%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 497 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 198 (5.78%) NoSQL
3 191 (5.58%) MySQL
4 189 (5.52%) Big Data
5 166 (4.85%) Relational Database
6 114 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
7 110 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
8 92 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 91 (2.66%) MongoDB
10 77 (2.25%) Redis
10 77 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 76 (2.22%) Power BI
12 72 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 62 (1.81%) Oracle Database
14 51 (1.49%) Hadoop
15 47 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
16 43 (1.26%) RDBMS
17 34 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
18 30 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
18 30 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 538 (15.72%) Git (software)
2 323 (9.44%) JIRA
3 307 (8.97%) Jenkins
4 180 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 159 (4.65%) Selenium
6 114 (3.33%) Subversion
7 74 (2.16%) Maven
8 72 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 67 (1.96%) Bitbucket
10 62 (1.81%) Eclipse
11 52 (1.52%) Cucumber
11 52 (1.52%) TeamCity
12 50 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 44 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
14 31 (0.91%) SpecFlow
15 30 (0.88%) Gradle
15 30 (0.88%) JUnit
16 28 (0.82%) CircleCI
16 28 (0.82%) WebDriver
17 26 (0.76%) Mocha
General
1 724 (21.15%) Finance
2 154 (4.50%) Retail
3 142 (4.15%) Banking
4 115 (3.36%) Marketing
5 77 (2.25%) Games
6 70 (2.04%) Electronics
6 70 (2.04%) Front Office
7 59 (1.72%) Investment Banking
7 59 (1.72%) Telecoms
8 51 (1.49%) Automotive
9 46 (1.34%) Financial Institution
10 45 (1.31%) Public Sector
11 43 (1.26%) Manufacturing
12 42 (1.23%) Legal
13 38 (1.11%) Publishing
14 36 (1.05%) Advertising
15 20 (0.58%) Law
16 19 (0.56%) Billing
17 17 (0.50%) Aerospace
17 17 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,508 (44.05%) Developer
2 508 (14.84%) Software Engineer
3 454 (13.26%) Graduate
4 417 (12.18%) Software Developer
5 337 (9.85%) Junior
6 276 (8.06%) Senior Developer
7 246 (7.19%) Java Developer
8 234 (6.84%) Graduate Developer
9 232 (6.78%) Analyst
10 229 (6.69%) .NET Developer
11 223 (6.51%) Junior Developer
12 184 (5.38%) C# Developer
13 160 (4.67%) Architect
14 133 (3.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 127 (3.71%) Consultant
16 104 (3.04%) Python Developer
17 101 (2.95%) Graduate Software Engineer
18 96 (2.80%) DevOps Engineer
19 95 (2.78%) Junior Software Developer
20 93 (2.72%) Graduate Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 846 (24.72%) .NET
2 601 (17.56%) HTML
3 497 (14.52%) CSS
4 430 (12.56%) AngularJS
5 317 (9.26%) REST
6 272 (7.95%) React
7 271 (7.92%) Web Services
8 235 (6.87%) Node.js
9 234 (6.84%) Spring
10 233 (6.81%) ASP.NET
11 227 (6.63%) jQuery
12 212 (6.19%) HTML5
13 177 (5.17%) RESTful
14 172 (5.02%) XML
15 148 (4.32%) WPF
16 114 (3.33%) Spring Boot
17 110 (3.21%) SOAP
18 108 (3.16%) .NET Framework
19 103 (3.01%) JSON
20 101 (2.95%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 316 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 209 (6.11%) User Experience
3 178 (5.20%) Algorithms
4 168 (4.91%) Self-Motivation
5 97 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
6 93 (2.72%) Management Information System
7 87 (2.54%) Mobile App
8 81 (2.37%) Virtual Team
9 80 (2.34%) Data Structures
10 68 (1.99%) Hedge funds
11 59 (1.72%) Data Centre
12 49 (1.43%) Client/Server
13 47 (1.37%) Fixed Income
14 46 (1.34%) Blog
15 43 (1.26%) Reinsurance
16 42 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
17 41 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
18 37 (1.08%) Driving Licence
18 37 (1.08%) Public Cloud
19 34 (0.99%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 577 (16.86%) Linux
2 470 (13.73%) Windows
3 119 (3.48%) Unix
4 109 (3.18%) Android
5 99 (2.89%) Windows Server
6 77 (2.25%) Apple iOS
7 49 (1.43%) Ubuntu
8 43 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (0.99%) CentOS
9 34 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (0.93%) Windows 10
11 25 (0.73%) Windows 7
12 20 (0.58%) SUSE
13 18 (0.53%) VMS
14 17 (0.50%) Mac OS
14 17 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (0.26%) AIX
16 8 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
16 8 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.20%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,161 (92.35%) Computer Science
2 1,433 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
3 953 (27.84%) Software Engineering
4 527 (15.40%) Problem-Solving
5 515 (15.05%) Mathematics
6 453 (13.23%) DevOps
7 436 (12.74%) Test Automation
8 377 (11.01%) OO
9 342 (9.99%) Scrum
10 331 (9.67%) TDD
11 312 (9.11%) SDLC
12 309 (9.03%) Microservices
13 301 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
14 247 (7.22%) MVC
15 241 (7.04%) Physics
16 235 (6.87%) Mentoring
17 232 (6.78%) Analytics
18 213 (6.22%) Project Management
19 201 (5.87%) Open Source
20 199 (5.81%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 1,077 (31.46%) C#
2 909 (26.56%) Java
3 849 (24.80%) SQL
4 795 (23.23%) JavaScript
5 638 (18.64%) Python
6 537 (15.69%) C++
7 204 (5.96%) C
8 194 (5.67%) PHP
9 147 (4.29%) PowerShell
10 127 (3.71%) T-SQL
11 96 (2.80%) Java 8
12 91 (2.66%) TypeScript
13 73 (2.13%) Scala
14 69 (2.02%) Bash Shell
14 69 (2.02%) ES6
15 68 (1.99%) Shell Script
16 63 (1.84%) Ruby
17 60 (1.75%) Go
18 54 (1.58%) Apex Code
19 53 (1.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3,379 (98.71%) Degree
2 125 (3.65%) Master's Degree
3 95 (2.78%) Numerate Degree
4 80 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (2.02%) Security Cleared
6 63 (1.84%) ISTQB
7 59 (1.72%) CISSP
8 51 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 47 (1.37%) CCNP
10 40 (1.17%) CCNA
11 36 (1.05%) MCSE
12 34 (0.99%) CEH
13 31 (0.91%) MCITP
13 31 (0.91%) SC Cleared
14 29 (0.85%) CISM
15 28 (0.82%) CCIE
16 25 (0.73%) HND
16 25 (0.73%) PhD
17 23 (0.67%) ISEB
18 22 (0.64%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (6.72%) QA
2 36 (1.05%) NIST
3 34 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (0.85%) Data Quality
5 26 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 26 (0.76%) SLA
6 20 (0.58%) NCSC
7 18 (0.53%) GDPR
8 16 (0.47%) ISO 9001
9 14 (0.41%) COBIT
10 10 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
10 10 (0.29%) PMO
11 6 (0.18%) GAMP
11 6 (0.18%) ISO 13485
12 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.088%) ITGC
13 3 (0.088%) MISRA
14 2 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.058%) ISO 26262
14 2 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 408 (11.92%) Docker
2 99 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (2.63%) Active Directory
4 55 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 32 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (0.76%) Firmware
6 26 (0.76%) VirtualBox
7 11 (0.32%) vSphere
8 9 (0.26%) HDFS
9 8 (0.23%) GridGain
10 7 (0.20%) NFS
11 6 (0.18%) iptables
11 6 (0.18%) VMware NSX
12 5 (0.15%) Postfix
12 5 (0.15%) Samba
12 5 (0.15%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.088%) Varnish
15 2 (0.058%) XenApp
15 2 (0.058%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 235 (6.87%) Kubernetes
2 161 (4.70%) Ansible
3 160 (4.67%) Terraform
4 144 (4.21%) Puppet
5 77 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (0.96%) Packer
7 28 (0.82%) Mesos
8 26 (0.76%) Docker Swarm
9 23 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
10 22 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
11 19 (0.56%) Nagios
12 17 (0.50%) Salt
13 16 (0.47%) Kibana
14 15 (0.44%) SQL Sentry
15 13 (0.38%) Ambari
15 13 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
16 11 (0.32%) SCCM
17 10 (0.29%) SCOM
18 8 (0.23%) Cobbler
18 8 (0.23%) logstash
Vendors
1 504 (14.72%) Microsoft
2 241 (7.04%) Oracle
3 141 (4.12%) Google
4 128 (3.74%) VMware
5 106 (3.10%) Cisco
6 95 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
7 71 (2.07%) Sage
8 63 (1.84%) SAP
9 55 (1.61%) Atlassian
10 40 (1.17%) Citrix
11 39 (1.14%) Tableau
12 30 (0.88%) Dell
13 26 (0.76%) AppDynamics
13 26 (0.76%) EMC
14 25 (0.73%) NetApp
15 24 (0.70%) Juniper
16 21 (0.61%) IBM
16 21 (0.61%) LogicMonitor
17 20 (0.58%) hybris
18 19 (0.56%) Red Hat