Period
to 16 June 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 16 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 144 125 120
Rank change year-on-year -19 -5 -12
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 3,531 4,560 4,543
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.46% 2.65% 2.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.97% 11.16% 10.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,568 3,597 3,661
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +11.76% -3.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,375
% change year-on-year - +10.75% -4.06%

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 35,399 40,863 42,900
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.65% 23.78% 24.95%
Number of salaries quoted 25,381 30,846 33,555
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,898 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.23% +5.64% -

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 June 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 16 June 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 -16 3,300 £52,500 +10.53% 110
UK excluding London -8 1,971 £42,500 - 94
London -17 1,500 £65,000 +18.18% 30
South East +14 832 £42,500 +2.41% 22
East of England -2 262 £52,500 +5.00% 19
North of England -23 262 £40,000 - 13
South West +15 230 £37,500 -6.25% 15
Midlands -70 208 £35,000 -18.21% 11
North West -11 159 £45,000 +11.11% 3
Scotland +53 134 £45,000 +57.89% 13
West Midlands -89 122 £28,500 -25.19% 5
East Midlands +18 87 £40,000 -20.00% 6
Yorkshire -13 74 £40,000 +37.93% 5
Wales +30 32 £22,000 -50.00% 1
North East +32 29 £34,000 -15.00% 5
Northern Ireland -33 14 £41,500 +31.75%

For the 6 months to 16 June 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 3,494 (98.95%) Degree
2 3,213 (90.99%) Computer Science
3 1,439 (40.75%) Agile Software Development
4 986 (27.92%) Java
5 919 (26.03%) Software Engineering
6 872 (24.70%) JavaScript
7 871 (24.67%) C#
8 847 (23.99%) SQL
9 739 (20.93%) Python
10 721 (20.42%) .NET
11 680 (19.26%) Finance
12 621 (17.59%) Linux
13 601 (17.02%) HTML
14 592 (16.77%) Microsoft
15 582 (16.48%) Mathematics
16 564 (15.97%) Problem-Solving
17 556 (15.75%) Amazon AWS
18 504 (14.27%) C++
19 503 (14.25%) SQL Server
20 500 (14.16%) CSS
21 495 (14.02%) Microsoft Azure
21 495 (14.02%) Git (software)
22 459 (13.00%) Windows
23 437 (12.38%) AngularJS
24 433 (12.26%) Test Automation
25 404 (11.44%) DevOps
26 357 (10.11%) OO
27 344 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
28 341 (9.66%) Scrum
29 339 (9.60%) JIRA

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 (4.90%) Elasticsearch
2 119 (3.37%) Confluence
3 118 (3.34%) Apache
4 110 (3.12%) Apache Spark
5 52 (1.47%) SharePoint
6 39 (1.10%) Tomcat
7 33 (0.93%) MS Exchange
7 33 (0.93%) WordPress
8 26 (0.74%) IIS
9 22 (0.62%) JBoss
10 21 (0.59%) CMS
10 21 (0.59%) OpenStack
11 19 (0.54%) WebSphere
12 17 (0.48%) Apache Pig
12 17 (0.48%) nginx
13 14 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 14 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
14 13 (0.37%) Apache Solr
14 13 (0.37%) Skype for Business
15 12 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 110 (3.12%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.23%) Zeplin
8 7 (0.20%) Chatbot
9 5 (0.14%) Adobe XD
9 5 (0.14%) InVision
10 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.085%) Simulink
12 1 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.028%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.028%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.028%) Sketch
12 1 (0.028%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.48%) Distributed Ledger
3 13 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
4 11 (0.31%) Magento
5 10 (0.28%) R3 Corda
6 5 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.11%) HFM
7 4 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (0.085%) JDE OneWorld
8 3 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.085%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.057%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.057%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.057%) Endur
9 2 (0.057%) SDL Web 8
9 2 (0.057%) Shopify
10 1 (0.028%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.028%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 556 (15.75%) Amazon AWS
2 495 (14.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 122 (3.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 116 (3.29%) SaaS
5 102 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
6 99 (2.80%) Office 365
7 74 (2.10%) PaaS
8 73 (2.07%) IaaS
9 66 (1.87%) Serverless
10 65 (1.84%) GitHub
10 65 (1.84%) Power Platform
11 50 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
12 44 (1.25%) Amazon S3
13 41 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
13 41 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
14 26 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 22 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 21 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
16 21 (0.59%) OpenShift
17 20 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 173 (4.90%) Firewall
2 142 (4.02%) Internet
3 84 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 78 (2.21%) DNS
5 73 (2.07%) WAN
6 65 (1.84%) VPN
7 63 (1.78%) LAN
8 54 (1.53%) DHCP
9 46 (1.30%) SMTP
10 41 (1.16%) BGP
11 35 (0.99%) FTP
12 34 (0.96%) VLAN
13 31 (0.88%) HTTP
13 31 (0.88%) Skype
14 30 (0.85%) Ethernet
14 30 (0.85%) OSPF
15 29 (0.82%) Network Security
16 28 (0.79%) VoIP
17 27 (0.76%) SSH
18 25 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 503 (14.25%) SQL Server
2 204 (5.78%) Big Data
3 181 (5.13%) MySQL
4 163 (4.62%) NoSQL
5 158 (4.47%) Relational Database
6 130 (3.68%) MongoDB
7 129 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
8 110 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
9 94 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 71 (2.01%) Hadoop
11 58 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
11 58 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
12 56 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 51 (1.44%) Amazon Redshift
13 51 (1.44%) Oracle Database
14 50 (1.42%) Redis
15 49 (1.39%) Power BI
16 47 (1.33%) Blockchain
17 43 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 41 (1.16%) HBase
Development Applications
1 495 (14.02%) Git (software)
2 339 (9.60%) JIRA
3 231 (6.54%) Jenkins
4 168 (4.76%) Visual Studio
5 147 (4.16%) Selenium
6 87 (2.46%) Subversion
7 77 (2.18%) Maven
8 66 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 64 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 62 (1.76%) Bitbucket
10 62 (1.76%) Eclipse
11 58 (1.64%) webpack
12 57 (1.61%) Cucumber
13 47 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
14 39 (1.10%) JIRA Agile
14 39 (1.10%) TeamCity
15 35 (0.99%) gulp
15 35 (0.99%) JUnit
16 32 (0.91%) Jasmine
17 28 (0.79%) Grunt
General
1 680 (19.26%) Finance
2 144 (4.08%) Banking
3 138 (3.91%) Marketing
4 135 (3.82%) Retail
5 99 (2.80%) Legal
6 78 (2.21%) Electronics
7 75 (2.12%) Telecoms
8 69 (1.95%) Manufacturing
9 63 (1.78%) Games
10 61 (1.73%) Front Office
11 55 (1.56%) Investment Banking
12 53 (1.50%) Publishing
13 51 (1.44%) Aerospace
14 50 (1.42%) Military
15 49 (1.39%) Advertising
16 47 (1.33%) Automotive
16 47 (1.33%) Financial Institution
17 26 (0.74%) Billing
18 24 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
19 22 (0.62%) Law
Job Titles
1 1,379 (39.05%) Developer
2 441 (12.49%) Software Engineer
3 425 (12.04%) Graduate
4 350 (9.91%) Software Developer
5 284 (8.04%) Junior
6 283 (8.01%) Analyst
7 273 (7.73%) Java Developer
8 262 (7.42%) Senior Developer
9 210 (5.95%) Architect
10 199 (5.64%) .NET Developer
11 196 (5.55%) Graduate Developer
12 174 (4.93%) Junior Developer
13 170 (4.81%) C# Developer
14 148 (4.19%) Consultant
15 120 (3.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 97 (2.75%) C# .NET Developer
17 94 (2.66%) Java Engineer
18 91 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
19 85 (2.41%) Graduate Software Engineer
20 84 (2.38%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 721 (20.42%) .NET
2 601 (17.02%) HTML
3 500 (14.16%) CSS
4 437 (12.38%) AngularJS
5 293 (8.30%) Web Services
6 265 (7.50%) RESTful
7 264 (7.48%) Spring
8 249 (7.05%) REST
9 245 (6.94%) React
10 201 (5.69%) ASP.NET
11 188 (5.32%) jQuery
11 188 (5.32%) Node.js
12 180 (5.10%) XML
13 179 (5.07%) HTML5
14 153 (4.33%) .NET Framework
15 122 (3.46%) WPF
16 121 (3.43%) Kafka
17 119 (3.37%) RabbitMQ
18 118 (3.34%) Vue.js
19 107 (3.03%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 337 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
2 225 (6.37%) User Experience
3 185 (5.24%) Self-Motivation
4 162 (4.59%) Algorithms
5 126 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 109 (3.09%) Virtual Team
7 100 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
8 91 (2.58%) Mobile App
9 73 (2.07%) Data Structures
10 69 (1.95%) Data Centre
10 69 (1.95%) e-Learning
11 60 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
12 48 (1.36%) Hedge funds
13 47 (1.33%) Public Cloud
14 46 (1.30%) Blog
14 46 (1.30%) Life Science
15 45 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
16 42 (1.19%) Client/Server
17 40 (1.13%) 3D Graphics
18 37 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 621 (17.59%) Linux
2 459 (13.00%) Windows
3 154 (4.36%) Unix
4 127 (3.60%) Android
5 121 (3.43%) Windows Server
6 99 (2.80%) Apple iOS
7 58 (1.64%) Ubuntu
8 44 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 43 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 39 (1.10%) Windows 10
11 38 (1.08%) Windows 7
12 30 (0.85%) CentOS
13 21 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (0.37%) VMS
15 12 (0.34%) SUSE
16 11 (0.31%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.23%) Fedora
17 8 (0.23%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
18 7 (0.20%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,213 (90.99%) Computer Science
2 1,439 (40.75%) Agile Software Development
3 919 (26.03%) Software Engineering
4 582 (16.48%) Mathematics
5 564 (15.97%) Problem-Solving
6 433 (12.26%) Test Automation
7 404 (11.44%) DevOps
8 357 (10.11%) OO
9 344 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
10 341 (9.66%) Scrum
11 319 (9.03%) SDLC
12 310 (8.78%) TDD
13 273 (7.73%) Analytics
14 258 (7.31%) Web Development
15 251 (7.11%) Microservices
16 231 (6.54%) MVC
17 222 (6.29%) Project Management
18 208 (5.89%) Physics
19 205 (5.81%) Mentoring
20 204 (5.78%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 986 (27.92%) Java
2 872 (24.70%) JavaScript
3 871 (24.67%) C#
4 847 (23.99%) SQL
5 739 (20.93%) Python
6 504 (14.27%) C++
7 234 (6.63%) C
8 167 (4.73%) PowerShell
9 145 (4.11%) PHP
10 121 (3.43%) Bash Shell
11 116 (3.29%) Ruby
12 103 (2.92%) T-SQL
13 88 (2.49%) TypeScript
14 86 (2.44%) Scala
15 84 (2.38%) Java 8
16 81 (2.29%) ES6
17 74 (2.10%) Shell Script
18 72 (2.04%) Perl
19 68 (1.93%) Go
20 49 (1.39%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 3,494 (98.95%) Degree
2 140 (3.96%) Numerate Degree
3 131 (3.71%) Security Cleared
4 111 (3.14%) Master's Degree
5 108 (3.06%) CISSP
6 100 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 88 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
8 87 (2.46%) SC Cleared
9 75 (2.12%) MCSE
10 70 (1.98%) ISTQB
11 57 (1.61%) CISM
12 48 (1.36%) CEH
13 45 (1.27%) MCITP
13 45 (1.27%) PhD
14 44 (1.25%) CCNA
15 43 (1.22%) CCNP
16 38 (1.08%) PMI Certification
17 36 (1.02%) PMP
18 35 (0.99%) ISEB
19 30 (0.85%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 274 (7.76%) QA
2 68 (1.93%) GDPR
3 61 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 59 (1.67%) NIST
5 55 (1.56%) SLA
6 32 (0.91%) PCI DSS
7 28 (0.79%) NCSC
8 20 (0.57%) Data Quality
9 18 (0.51%) ISO 9001
10 11 (0.31%) COBIT
11 10 (0.28%) GPG13
11 10 (0.28%) PMO
12 6 (0.17%) ITGC
12 6 (0.17%) NIST 800
13 5 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
13 5 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
14 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 2 (0.057%) PSD2
System Software
1 317 (8.98%) Docker
2 158 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 152 (4.30%) Active Directory
4 67 (1.90%) Hyper-V
5 36 (1.02%) Firmware
6 35 (0.99%) VirtualBox
7 31 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (0.76%) iptables
9 26 (0.74%) NFS
10 24 (0.68%) Postfix
10 24 (0.68%) Samba
10 24 (0.68%) VMware Server
11 13 (0.37%) vSphere
12 12 (0.34%) HDFS
13 8 (0.23%) GridGain
13 8 (0.23%) KVM
14 7 (0.20%) Varnish
15 4 (0.11%) XenApp
16 3 (0.085%) DFS Replication
16 3 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 177 (5.01%) Kubernetes
2 138 (3.91%) Ansible
3 137 (3.88%) Puppet
4 114 (3.23%) Terraform
5 65 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (0.79%) Hadoop YARN
7 27 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
8 25 (0.71%) Mesos
9 22 (0.62%) Packer
10 19 (0.54%) SCCM
11 16 (0.45%) Nagios
12 14 (0.40%) Ambari
13 12 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
13 12 (0.34%) SCOM
14 11 (0.31%) Graphite
15 10 (0.28%) Cobbler
15 10 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
16 9 (0.25%) Salt
16 9 (0.25%) SQL Sentry
16 9 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 592 (16.77%) Microsoft
2 269 (7.62%) Oracle
3 197 (5.58%) VMware
4 120 (3.40%) Cisco
5 107 (3.03%) SAP
6 92 (2.61%) Google
7 72 (2.04%) Atlassian
8 55 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
9 50 (1.42%) Tableau
10 47 (1.33%) CheckPoint
11 46 (1.30%) EMC
12 45 (1.27%) Citrix
13 43 (1.22%) HP
14 41 (1.16%) NetApp
15 35 (0.99%) Dell
16 33 (0.93%) IBM
17 30 (0.85%) Red Hat
18 27 (0.76%) Adobe
19 22 (0.62%) CyberArk
19 22 (0.62%) Dynatrace