Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 138 146 146
Rank change year-on-year +8 0 -14
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 3,251 1,102 3,414
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.61% 2.30% 2.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.08% 10.66% 10.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,628 901 2,593
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £72,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £105,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 26,922 10,333 31,734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.62% 21.57% 23.12%
Number of salaries quoted 14,998 7,943 23,601
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,875
25th Percentile £40,371 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.03% +7.78% -

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 17 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Top 17 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 17 October 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 0 2,804 £60,000 - 492
London -2 1,492 £70,000 - 235
UK excluding London +8 1,351 £50,000 - 296
Work from Home +40 720 £60,000 +4.35% 111
South East +7 587 £50,000 - 74
East of England +9 207 £60,000 - 45
Midlands -4 182 £45,000 -5.26% 49
North of England -72 169 £47,500 -13.64% 68
West Midlands -7 146 £45,000 - 26
South West -35 106 £42,500 -10.53% 20
North West -67 92 £57,500 +4.55% 39
Scotland -43 68 £43,750 -2.78% 21
Yorkshire -63 64 £42,500 +6.25% 18
East Midlands -60 36 £42,067 -28.40% 23
Wales -40 18 £37,250 -12.35% 11
Northern Ireland -36 15 £55,000 +10.00% 7
North East -22 13 £45,000 +12.50% 11

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 3,250 (99.97%) Degree
2 3,135 (96.43%) Computer Science
3 1,304 (40.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1,073 (33.01%) JavaScript
5 1,009 (31.04%) Social Skills
6 915 (28.15%) Software Engineering
7 866 (26.64%) SQL
8 860 (26.45%) Java
9 787 (24.21%) Python
10 749 (23.04%) Finance
11 712 (21.90%) AWS
12 703 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
13 631 (19.41%) C#
14 615 (18.92%) Full Stack Development
15 610 (18.76%) Docker
16 595 (18.30%) React
17 594 (18.27%) Azure
18 554 (17.04%) Mathematics
19 533 (16.39%) .NET
20 512 (15.75%) DevOps
21 496 (15.26%) Analytical Skills
21 496 (15.26%) TDD
22 495 (15.23%) Kubernetes
23 489 (15.04%) AngularJS
24 480 (14.76%) Node.js
25 460 (14.15%) Linux
25 460 (14.15%) NoSQL
26 454 (13.96%) Git (software)
27 450 (13.84%) CSS
28 446 (13.72%) HTML

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
1 139 (4.28%) Apache Spark
1 139 (4.28%) SAS
2 136 (4.18%) Elasticsearch
3 98 (3.01%) CMS
4 69 (2.12%) Apache
4 69 (2.12%) SharePoint
5 39 (1.20%) Confluence
6 34 (1.05%) nginx
7 33 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
7 33 (1.02%) Documentum
7 33 (1.02%) Tomcat
8 30 (0.92%) GemFire
9 24 (0.74%) IIS
10 21 (0.65%) Tornado
11 19 (0.58%) Jupyter
11 19 (0.58%) WordPress
12 17 (0.52%) OpenStack
13 14 (0.43%) LiveCycle
13 14 (0.43%) Mule
14 13 (0.40%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 71 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.62%) Simulink
4 18 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
4 18 (0.55%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (0.46%) GIMP
6 15 (0.46%) MS Visio
7 11 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
8 10 (0.31%) Chatbot
9 6 (0.18%) Siemens NX
9 6 (0.18%) Solid Edge
10 4 (0.12%) Sketch
10 4 (0.12%) SPSS
10 4 (0.12%) Stata
11 3 (0.092%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.062%) Weka
13 1 (0.031%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.031%) Revit
Business Applications
1 33 (1.02%) TrackWise
2 24 (0.74%) NetSuite
3 13 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.31%) Magento
5 7 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 7 (0.22%) Summit
6 6 (0.18%) Teamcenter
6 6 (0.18%) WebTrends
7 5 (0.15%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
7 5 (0.15%) RMDS
8 4 (0.12%) Maximo
8 4 (0.12%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.062%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.031%) CA PPM
11 1 (0.031%) Eikon
11 1 (0.031%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 712 (21.90%) AWS
2 594 (18.27%) Azure
3 335 (10.30%) SaaS
4 215 (6.61%) GitHub
5 188 (5.78%) GCP
6 154 (4.74%) Serverless
7 107 (3.29%) PaaS
8 92 (2.83%) Veeva
9 87 (2.68%) Microsoft 365
10 76 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
11 60 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
12 57 (1.75%) Power Platform
13 54 (1.66%) npm
14 53 (1.63%) Amazon Kinesis
15 48 (1.48%) IaaS
16 37 (1.14%) OpenShift
17 32 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
17 32 (0.98%) Heroku
18 31 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
18 31 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 76 (2.34%) Firewall
2 59 (1.81%) HTTP
3 55 (1.69%) DNS
4 54 (1.66%) TCP/IP
5 53 (1.63%) Internet
6 50 (1.54%) WAN
7 48 (1.48%) VPN
8 35 (1.08%) Wireless
9 27 (0.83%) VLAN
10 26 (0.80%) VoIP
11 24 (0.74%) DHCP
11 24 (0.74%) SSL
12 23 (0.71%) Network Security
13 22 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
14 20 (0.62%) LAN
15 19 (0.58%) BGP
15 19 (0.58%) Calico
15 19 (0.58%) SAN
16 18 (0.55%) MQTT
17 15 (0.46%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 460 (14.15%) NoSQL
2 309 (9.50%) SQL Server
3 267 (8.21%) MongoDB
4 265 (8.15%) Relational Database
5 183 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
6 173 (5.32%) MySQL
7 154 (4.74%) Big Data
8 92 (2.83%) Redis
9 81 (2.49%) Hadoop
10 71 (2.18%) Oracle Database
11 59 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 51 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
13 49 (1.51%) Blockchain
14 47 (1.45%) Power BI
15 42 (1.29%) MariaDB
16 40 (1.23%) Data Mining
17 38 (1.17%) HBase
18 35 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
19 34 (1.05%) Tableau
20 32 (0.98%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 454 (13.96%) Git (software)
2 283 (8.71%) Jenkins
3 144 (4.43%) JIRA
4 106 (3.26%) Selenium
5 86 (2.65%) JUnit
6 73 (2.25%) Gradle
7 64 (1.97%) Cucumber
8 62 (1.91%) Maven
9 58 (1.78%) GitLab
10 54 (1.66%) webpack
11 52 (1.60%) Visual Studio
12 50 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
12 50 (1.54%) Subversion
13 48 (1.48%) Bitbucket
14 45 (1.38%) Cypress.io
15 40 (1.23%) CircleCI
16 38 (1.17%) Postman
17 37 (1.14%) JMeter
18 34 (1.05%) Artifactory
19 32 (0.98%) Mockito
General
1 1,009 (31.04%) Social Skills
2 749 (23.04%) Finance
3 496 (15.26%) Analytical Skills
4 216 (6.64%) Games
5 207 (6.37%) Pharmaceutical
6 196 (6.03%) Banking
7 129 (3.97%) Law
7 129 (3.97%) Marketing
8 117 (3.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 109 (3.35%) Organisational Skills
10 102 (3.14%) Presentation Skills
11 101 (3.11%) Retail
12 72 (2.21%) French Language
13 69 (2.12%) Legal
13 69 (2.12%) Spanish Language
13 69 (2.12%) Telecoms
14 66 (2.03%) German Language
15 57 (1.75%) Manufacturing
16 52 (1.60%) Investment Banking
16 52 (1.60%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1,062 (32.67%) Developer
2 479 (14.73%) Software Engineer
3 256 (7.87%) Software Developer
4 205 (6.31%) Full Stack Developer
5 202 (6.21%) Analyst
6 197 (6.06%) Architect
7 183 (5.63%) Senior Developer
8 168 (5.17%) Senior Software Engineer
9 160 (4.92%) Programmer
10 143 (4.40%) Java Developer
11 140 (4.31%) Consultant
12 118 (3.63%) Junior
13 112 (3.45%) Graduate
14 110 (3.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 106 (3.26%) .NET Developer
16 81 (2.49%) Junior Developer
17 80 (2.46%) Java Engineer
18 74 (2.28%) Data Engineer
19 71 (2.18%) C# Developer
20 70 (2.15%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 595 (18.30%) React
2 533 (16.39%) .NET
3 489 (15.04%) AngularJS
4 480 (14.76%) Node.js
5 450 (13.84%) CSS
6 446 (13.72%) HTML
7 357 (10.98%) REST
8 337 (10.37%) Web Services
9 248 (7.63%) Spring
10 240 (7.38%) RESTful
11 215 (6.61%) Kafka
12 192 (5.91%) .NET Core
13 170 (5.23%) Vue.js
14 142 (4.37%) HTML5
15 140 (4.31%) ASP.NET
16 136 (4.18%) XML
17 133 (4.09%) Spring Boot
18 129 (3.97%) .NET Framework
18 129 (3.97%) RabbitMQ
19 117 (3.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 324 (9.97%) User Experience
2 244 (7.51%) Management Information System
3 242 (7.44%) Algorithms
4 191 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
5 181 (5.57%) Data Structures
6 164 (5.04%) Life Science
7 157 (4.83%) Mobile App
8 116 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
9 107 (3.29%) Blog
10 105 (3.23%) Cloud Native
11 86 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
12 69 (2.12%) Data Centre
13 60 (1.85%) Biotechnology
14 59 (1.81%) Public Cloud
15 56 (1.72%) Client/Server
15 56 (1.72%) Virtual Team
16 53 (1.63%) iPhone
17 42 (1.29%) Analytical Mindset
18 41 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
19 40 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 460 (14.15%) Linux
2 334 (10.27%) Windows
3 164 (5.04%) Android
4 133 (4.09%) Unix
5 88 (2.71%) Apple iOS
6 48 (1.48%) Windows Server
7 36 (1.11%) Windows 10
8 32 (0.98%) Mac OS X
9 30 (0.92%) Windows Server 2016
10 28 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (0.74%) Windows 7
11 24 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (0.46%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
14 9 (0.28%) SUSE
15 8 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (0.22%) AIX
17 6 (0.18%) Debian
17 6 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,135 (96.43%) Computer Science
2 1,304 (40.11%) Agile Software Development
3 915 (28.15%) Software Engineering
4 703 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
5 615 (18.92%) Full Stack Development
6 554 (17.04%) Mathematics
7 512 (15.75%) DevOps
8 496 (15.26%) TDD
9 440 (13.53%) Microservices
10 429 (13.20%) Mentoring
11 350 (10.77%) Analytics
12 337 (10.37%) OO
13 332 (10.21%) Continuous Integration
14 321 (9.87%) Test Automation
15 306 (9.41%) Project Management
16 284 (8.74%) Scrum
17 272 (8.37%) Artificial Intelligence
17 272 (8.37%) SDLC
18 232 (7.14%) Data Science
18 232 (7.14%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 1,073 (33.01%) JavaScript
2 866 (26.64%) SQL
3 860 (26.45%) Java
4 787 (24.21%) Python
5 631 (19.41%) C#
6 354 (10.89%) TypeScript
7 314 (9.66%) C++
8 226 (6.95%) C
9 182 (5.60%) Go
10 166 (5.11%) PHP
11 101 (3.11%) Bash Shell
12 94 (2.89%) Java 8
13 90 (2.77%) Kotlin
14 79 (2.43%) R
15 78 (2.40%) Ruby
16 76 (2.34%) PowerShell
17 66 (2.03%) Scala
18 60 (1.85%) Shell Script
19 47 (1.45%) Rust
20 40 (1.23%) ES6
Qualifications
1 3,250 (99.97%) Degree
2 373 (11.47%) Master's Degree
3 86 (2.65%) Numerate Degree
4 64 (1.97%) Security Cleared
5 55 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 44 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (1.32%) PhD
8 41 (1.26%) CISSP
9 38 (1.17%) OCP
9 38 (1.17%) Oracle Certification
10 33 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 28 (0.86%) CCNA
12 27 (0.83%) ISTQB
13 25 (0.77%) MCSE
14 23 (0.71%) CCNP
15 21 (0.65%) PMI Certification
16 19 (0.58%) CISM
17 18 (0.55%) CEH
17 18 (0.55%) PMP
18 17 (0.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 282 (8.67%) QA
2 77 (2.37%) CDISC
3 52 (1.60%) SLA
4 49 (1.51%) GDPR
5 45 (1.38%) Data Quality
6 36 (1.11%) GxP
7 26 (0.80%) Accessibility
7 26 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 23 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
9 20 (0.62%) Def Stans
9 20 (0.62%) MISRA
10 17 (0.52%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 16 (0.49%) NIST
11 16 (0.49%) PCI DSS
12 13 (0.40%) PMO
13 10 (0.31%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
14 4 (0.12%) HL7
14 4 (0.12%) ISO 13485
14 4 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 610 (18.76%) Docker
2 93 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 71 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (1.02%) Firmware
5 27 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (0.80%) Hyper-V
7 20 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 18 (0.55%) vSphere
9 16 (0.49%) HDFS
10 12 (0.37%) BitLocker
11 11 (0.34%) ISA Server
12 7 (0.22%) KVM
13 5 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.12%) XenApp
15 3 (0.092%) iptables
15 3 (0.092%) LXC
15 3 (0.092%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.092%) XenDesktop
16 2 (0.062%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.062%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 495 (15.23%) Kubernetes
2 187 (5.75%) Terraform
3 159 (4.89%) Ansible
4 55 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
5 46 (1.41%) Grafana
6 23 (0.71%) Kibana
6 23 (0.71%) SCCM
7 22 (0.68%) Prometheus
8 18 (0.55%) Istio
9 15 (0.46%) Puppet
10 13 (0.40%) linkerd
11 10 (0.31%) Amdocs OSS
12 9 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (0.28%) Rancher
13 8 (0.25%) CSIRT
13 8 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
14 7 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
14 7 (0.22%) Cisco Prime
14 7 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
14 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 356 (10.95%) Microsoft
2 263 (8.09%) Oracle
3 238 (7.32%) Google
4 94 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
5 88 (2.71%) VMware
6 84 (2.58%) Cisco
7 76 (2.34%) SAP
8 71 (2.18%) Red Hat
9 55 (1.69%) Apple
10 40 (1.23%) IBM
11 38 (1.17%) Adobe
12 33 (1.02%) OpenText
13 32 (0.98%) Sony
14 29 (0.89%) Atlassian
15 27 (0.83%) Facebook
16 24 (0.74%) Okta
17 22 (0.68%) Palo Alto
18 21 (0.65%) Dell
18 21 (0.65%) ServiceNow
18 21 (0.65%) Workday