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

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 139 129 109
Rank change year-on-year -10 -20 +13
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 3,450 4,279 5,263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.54% 2.62% 2.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.21% 11.05% 12.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2,643 3,490 3,986
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% +1.91%

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 30,773 38,734 43,728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.63% 23.76% 24.26%
Number of salaries quoted 22,662 28,640 33,608
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,000
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 16 November 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 November 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 -3 3,280 £55,000 +10.00% 599
UK excluding London -1 1,828 £43,500 +6.10% 409
London +5 1,574 £65,000 +8.33% 229
South East +32 920 £45,000 +12.50% 119
East of England -17 226 £52,500 +16.67% 76
North of England -24 210 £40,000 - 75
Midlands -54 176 £42,500 +6.25% 58
South West -56 158 £38,187 -3.33% 43
North West -19 131 £41,500 - 56
Scotland -3 116 £40,000 -4.76% 24
West Midlands -62 110 £40,000 +8.11% 40
East Midlands -4 67 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Yorkshire -19 65 £40,000 +9.59% 13
Wales -13 21 £32,500 -27.78% 9
North East +25 14 - - 6
Northern Ireland +8 9 £47,000 +49.21% 6

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 3,398 (98.49%) Degree
2 3,210 (93.04%) Computer Science
3 1,374 (39.83%) Agile Software Development
4 1,080 (31.30%) C#
5 945 (27.39%) Software Engineering
6 880 (25.51%) SQL
7 857 (24.84%) JavaScript
8 855 (24.78%) .NET
9 846 (24.52%) Java
10 766 (22.20%) Finance
11 674 (19.54%) Python
12 648 (18.78%) HTML
13 577 (16.72%) CSS
14 555 (16.09%) Azure
15 554 (16.06%) Git (software)
16 553 (16.03%) Problem-Solving
17 550 (15.94%) AWS
18 535 (15.51%) Linux
19 507 (14.70%) C++
20 505 (14.64%) Mathematics
21 479 (13.88%) SQL Server
22 465 (13.48%) Microsoft
23 449 (13.01%) DevOps
24 448 (12.99%) Windows
25 432 (12.52%) Docker
26 424 (12.29%) AngularJS
27 367 (10.64%) Test Automation
28 364 (10.55%) OO
29 342 (9.91%) Scrum
30 339 (9.83%) REST

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
1 101 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
2 95 (2.75%) Apache Spark
3 90 (2.61%) Confluence
4 40 (1.16%) Tomcat
5 36 (1.04%) Apache
6 35 (1.01%) nginx
7 32 (0.93%) MS Exchange
8 31 (0.90%) SharePoint
9 29 (0.84%) CMS
10 25 (0.72%) IIS
11 24 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 21 (0.61%) SAS
13 19 (0.55%) WordPress
14 16 (0.46%) Apache Solr
15 14 (0.41%) Drupal
15 14 (0.41%) WebSphere
16 13 (0.38%) JBoss
16 13 (0.38%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
17 10 (0.29%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 67 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.32%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.23%) ProjectWise
7 7 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.20%) Simulink
8 6 (0.17%) Stateflow
9 5 (0.14%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.12%) Zeplin
11 3 (0.087%) 3ds Max
11 3 (0.087%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.087%) SPSS
12 2 (0.058%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.058%) Camtasia
12 2 (0.058%) Doxygen
12 2 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 42 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
3 15 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
4 13 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
4 13 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 13 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
5 12 (0.35%) Primavera
6 9 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
7 8 (0.23%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.12%) HFM
8 4 (0.12%) Magento
8 4 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
8 4 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.12%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 3 (0.087%) OpenCart
9 3 (0.087%) osCommerce
9 3 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 555 (16.09%) Azure
2 550 (15.94%) AWS
3 145 (4.20%) GCP
4 109 (3.16%) SaaS
5 103 (2.99%) Power Platform
6 93 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
7 61 (1.77%) GitHub
8 55 (1.59%) Serverless
9 53 (1.54%) Office 365
10 51 (1.48%) IaaS
11 37 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
12 36 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
13 29 (0.84%) PaaS
14 26 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
15 25 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
16 19 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
16 19 (0.55%) Sumo Logic
17 14 (0.41%) npm
18 13 (0.38%) Amazon S3
18 13 (0.38%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 118 (3.42%) Firewall
2 92 (2.67%) TCP/IP
3 84 (2.43%) Internet
4 73 (2.12%) DNS
5 62 (1.80%) HTTP
6 49 (1.42%) VPN
7 48 (1.39%) BGP
8 42 (1.22%) DHCP
9 35 (1.01%) LAN
9 35 (1.01%) WAN
10 34 (0.99%) Network Security
10 34 (0.99%) Wireless
11 26 (0.75%) Ethernet
12 23 (0.67%) RS-232
13 21 (0.61%) SSL
14 20 (0.58%) SAN
14 20 (0.58%) SNMP
15 18 (0.52%) FTP
15 18 (0.52%) RS-485
15 18 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 479 (13.88%) SQL Server
2 204 (5.91%) Big Data
3 194 (5.62%) Relational Database
4 192 (5.57%) NoSQL
5 174 (5.04%) MySQL
6 119 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
7 111 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
8 105 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 103 (2.99%) Power BI
10 89 (2.58%) Redis
11 86 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 78 (2.26%) Hadoop
13 72 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 68 (1.97%) Oracle Database
15 66 (1.91%) MongoDB
16 52 (1.51%) RDBMS
17 42 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
18 38 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
19 35 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
20 34 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 554 (16.06%) Git (software)
2 278 (8.06%) Jenkins
3 267 (7.74%) JIRA
4 149 (4.32%) Selenium
5 144 (4.17%) Visual Studio
6 113 (3.28%) Subversion
7 71 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 65 (1.88%) Bitbucket
9 58 (1.68%) Eclipse
10 49 (1.42%) TeamCity
11 46 (1.33%) Maven
12 44 (1.28%) Cucumber
12 44 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
13 37 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 36 (1.04%) Gradle
14 36 (1.04%) JUnit
15 33 (0.96%) Mocha
15 33 (0.96%) WebDriver
16 30 (0.87%) SpecFlow
17 29 (0.84%) CircleCI
General
1 766 (22.20%) Finance
2 170 (4.93%) Retail
3 135 (3.91%) Marketing
4 112 (3.25%) Banking
5 88 (2.55%) Games
6 84 (2.43%) Front Office
7 74 (2.14%) Electronics
8 65 (1.88%) Telecoms
9 54 (1.57%) Public Sector
10 53 (1.54%) Investment Banking
11 46 (1.33%) Automotive
12 45 (1.30%) Manufacturing
13 38 (1.10%) Advertising
14 36 (1.04%) Legal
15 35 (1.01%) Law
16 34 (0.99%) Financial Institution
17 19 (0.55%) Publishing
18 18 (0.52%) French Language
19 17 (0.49%) German Language
19 17 (0.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,580 (45.80%) Developer
2 506 (14.67%) Software Engineer
3 447 (12.96%) Graduate
4 416 (12.06%) Software Developer
5 312 (9.04%) Junior
6 284 (8.23%) Senior Developer
7 249 (7.22%) Graduate Developer
8 237 (6.87%) Java Developer
9 233 (6.75%) .NET Developer
10 221 (6.41%) Junior Developer
11 205 (5.94%) C# Developer
12 201 (5.83%) Analyst
13 149 (4.32%) Architect
13 149 (4.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 127 (3.68%) Consultant
15 109 (3.16%) Lead Developer
16 103 (2.99%) C# .NET Developer
17 101 (2.93%) Graduate Software Developer
17 101 (2.93%) Python Developer
18 95 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 855 (24.78%) .NET
2 648 (18.78%) HTML
3 577 (16.72%) CSS
4 424 (12.29%) AngularJS
5 339 (9.83%) REST
6 319 (9.25%) React
7 276 (8.00%) Web Services
8 248 (7.19%) Node.js
9 245 (7.10%) ASP.NET
10 238 (6.90%) HTML5
11 231 (6.70%) jQuery
12 183 (5.30%) Spring
13 175 (5.07%) XML
14 166 (4.81%) RESTful
15 134 (3.88%) WPF
16 115 (3.33%) CSS3
17 106 (3.07%) Redux
18 101 (2.93%) .NET Framework
19 98 (2.84%) JSON
20 97 (2.81%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 325 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
2 241 (6.99%) User Experience
3 187 (5.42%) Algorithms
4 160 (4.64%) Self-Motivation
5 118 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 117 (3.39%) Mobile App
7 80 (2.32%) Greenfield Project
8 79 (2.29%) Hedge funds
9 71 (2.06%) Data Structures
10 64 (1.86%) Virtual Team
11 52 (1.51%) Data Centre
12 49 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
13 48 (1.39%) Client/Server
13 48 (1.39%) Public Cloud
14 47 (1.36%) Fixed Income
15 43 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
16 40 (1.16%) Blog
17 39 (1.13%) Driving Licence
18 37 (1.07%) Cloud Native
19 36 (1.04%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 535 (15.51%) Linux
2 448 (12.99%) Windows
3 104 (3.01%) Unix
4 98 (2.84%) Android
5 88 (2.55%) Windows Server
6 71 (2.06%) Apple iOS
7 33 (0.96%) Ubuntu
8 26 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (0.70%) CentOS
10 22 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (0.64%) VMS
11 20 (0.58%) Windows 10
12 17 (0.49%) Mac OS
13 16 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (0.38%) SUSE
15 12 (0.35%) Windows 7
16 10 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
17 9 (0.26%) AIX
18 7 (0.20%) Mac OS X
19 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,210 (93.04%) Computer Science
2 1,374 (39.83%) Agile Software Development
3 945 (27.39%) Software Engineering
4 553 (16.03%) Problem-Solving
5 505 (14.64%) Mathematics
6 449 (13.01%) DevOps
7 367 (10.64%) Test Automation
8 364 (10.55%) OO
9 342 (9.91%) Scrum
10 314 (9.10%) Microservices
11 305 (8.84%) TDD
12 262 (7.59%) SDLC
13 259 (7.51%) Analytics
14 258 (7.48%) MVC
15 255 (7.39%) Mentoring
16 253 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
16 253 (7.33%) Open Source
17 244 (7.07%) Physics
18 229 (6.64%) Fintech
18 229 (6.64%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1,080 (31.30%) C#
2 880 (25.51%) SQL
3 857 (24.84%) JavaScript
4 846 (24.52%) Java
5 674 (19.54%) Python
6 507 (14.70%) C++
7 244 (7.07%) PHP
8 210 (6.09%) C
9 141 (4.09%) T-SQL
10 134 (3.88%) PowerShell
11 113 (3.28%) TypeScript
12 91 (2.64%) Scala
13 80 (2.32%) ES6
14 78 (2.26%) Go
15 76 (2.20%) Shell Script
16 73 (2.12%) Java 8
17 71 (2.06%) R
18 66 (1.91%) Kotlin
19 64 (1.86%) Bash Shell
20 61 (1.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3,398 (98.49%) Degree
2 143 (4.14%) Master's Degree
3 68 (1.97%) Numerate Degree
4 62 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
4 62 (1.80%) Security Cleared
5 53 (1.54%) CISSP
6 42 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 40 (1.16%) CCNA
7 40 (1.16%) CCNP
8 35 (1.01%) ISTQB
9 29 (0.84%) PhD
10 28 (0.81%) SC Cleared
11 26 (0.75%) HND
12 25 (0.72%) CEH
13 19 (0.55%) CISM
13 19 (0.55%) MCITP
14 17 (0.49%) MCSE
15 15 (0.43%) CCIE
15 15 (0.43%) DV Cleared
15 15 (0.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (6.49%) QA
2 30 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (0.78%) NIST
4 25 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 21 (0.61%) PMO
6 17 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.49%) SLA
7 16 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
8 13 (0.38%) NCSC
9 11 (0.32%) GAMP
9 11 (0.32%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.26%) COBIT
11 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (0.17%) ISO 13485
13 5 (0.14%) GDPR
14 4 (0.12%) MISRA
15 3 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 3 (0.087%) ISO 26262
16 2 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 2 (0.058%) RMADS
System Software
1 432 (12.52%) Docker
2 84 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (2.23%) Active Directory
4 43 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 24 (0.70%) Firmware
6 22 (0.64%) VirtualBox
7 19 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (0.38%) VMware NSX
9 11 (0.32%) vSphere
10 9 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.14%) HDFS
11 5 (0.14%) NFS
12 3 (0.087%) XenApp
12 3 (0.087%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.058%) Varnish
14 1 (0.029%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.029%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.029%) vCloud
14 1 (0.029%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.029%) Xen
Systems Management
1 253 (7.33%) Kubernetes
2 147 (4.26%) Terraform
3 146 (4.23%) Ansible
4 144 (4.17%) Puppet
5 86 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (0.75%) Mesos
7 24 (0.70%) Packer
7 24 (0.70%) Salt
8 20 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
9 15 (0.43%) Kibana
9 15 (0.43%) SCCM
10 14 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
11 13 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
11 13 (0.38%) Prometheus
12 12 (0.35%) Nagios
12 12 (0.35%) SQL Sentry
13 10 (0.29%) logstash
14 9 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
14 9 (0.26%) FortiGate
14 9 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 465 (13.48%) Microsoft
2 248 (7.19%) Oracle
3 169 (4.90%) Google
4 105 (3.04%) VMware
5 99 (2.87%) Cisco
6 81 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
7 65 (1.88%) Sage
8 51 (1.48%) SAP
9 45 (1.30%) Atlassian
10 39 (1.13%) Tableau
11 34 (0.99%) Citrix
12 26 (0.75%) Juniper
13 25 (0.72%) IBM
13 25 (0.72%) Splunk
14 24 (0.70%) AppDynamics
15 23 (0.67%) Symantec
16 22 (0.64%) Cypress Semiconductor
16 22 (0.64%) Dell
16 22 (0.64%) LogicMonitor
16 22 (0.64%) Zend