Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 109 115
Rank change year-on-year -17 +6 -6
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 4,461 5,231 5,305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.66% 2.94% 2.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.30% 12.02% 10.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,593 3,967 4,516
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,000 £24,375
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 39,491 43,532 51,130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.59% 24.50% 26.52%
Number of salaries quoted 29,285 33,385 41,242
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 26 September 2018.

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 26 September 2018. 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 -14 4,207 £49,875 +10.83% 667
UK excluding London -3 2,318 £42,500 +6.25% 487
London -20 2,080 £57,500 +4.55% 241
South East +11 789 £40,000 +6.67% 121
East of England -3 415 £47,500 +18.75% 101
Midlands +30 387 £40,000 +23.08% 57
North of England -24 307 £40,000 -5.88% 99
West Midlands +39 303 £40,000 +26.98% 33
South West -31 244 £42,500 +2.41% 50
North West +10 208 £42,000 -1.18% 56
Scotland -17 132 £40,000 +9.57% 34
Yorkshire -8 89 £29,000 -22.67% 39
East Midlands -37 83 £45,000 +47.54% 24
Wales -14 33 £47,500 +58.33% 16
Northern Ireland -20 23 £28,500 -18.57% 12
North East -63 9 £32,500 -23.53% 4

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, 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 4,394 (98.50%) Degree
2 4,128 (92.54%) Computer Science
3 1,520 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
4 1,429 (32.03%) Java
5 1,325 (29.70%) SQL
6 1,320 (29.59%) JavaScript
7 1,251 (28.04%) Finance
8 1,128 (25.29%) Software Engineering
9 1,021 (22.89%) C#
10 973 (21.81%) HTML
11 916 (20.53%) Python
12 858 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
13 825 (18.49%) .NET
14 824 (18.47%) CSS
15 729 (16.34%) Linux
16 715 (16.03%) SQL Server
17 686 (15.38%) Microsoft
18 683 (15.31%) Mathematics
19 679 (15.22%) OO
20 662 (14.84%) Amazon AWS
21 636 (14.26%) C++
22 574 (12.87%) Windows
23 572 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
24 551 (12.35%) AngularJS
25 514 (11.52%) TDD
26 508 (11.39%) Microsoft Azure
27 446 (10.00%) Test Automation
28 445 (9.98%) Git (software)
29 429 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
30 424 (9.50%) DevOps

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
1 135 (3.03%) Apache
1 135 (3.03%) Apache Spark
2 127 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
3 119 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 101 (2.26%) Tomcat
5 85 (1.91%) CMS
6 54 (1.21%) WebSphere
7 51 (1.14%) IIS
8 50 (1.12%) Ethereum
9 49 (1.10%) nginx
10 48 (1.08%) MS Exchange
11 43 (0.96%) Confluence
12 42 (0.94%) JBoss
13 39 (0.87%) OpenStack
14 33 (0.74%) Drupal
14 33 (0.74%) WebLogic
15 27 (0.61%) WordPress
16 23 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
17 21 (0.47%) Umbraco
18 16 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 135 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 119 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 44 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (0.61%) Photoshop
6 13 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.090%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.090%) Camtasia
8 4 (0.090%) SPSS
9 3 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.067%) Simulink
10 2 (0.045%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.045%) Blender
10 2 (0.045%) Maya
11 1 (0.022%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.022%) GIMP
11 1 (0.022%) Mingle
11 1 (0.022%) Weka
Business Applications
1 61 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.69%) Distributed Ledger
3 26 (0.58%) Ripple
4 20 (0.45%) Magento
5 17 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
6 15 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
7 10 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
8 9 (0.20%) NetSuite
8 9 (0.20%) Relativity
9 7 (0.16%) Ringtail
9 7 (0.16%) TrackWise
10 6 (0.13%) R3 Corda
10 6 (0.13%) Sentinel
10 6 (0.13%) Veritas eDiscovery
11 4 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 4 (0.090%) Scribe Insight
12 2 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
12 2 (0.045%) LabWindows
12 2 (0.045%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 662 (14.84%) Amazon AWS
2 508 (11.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 156 (3.50%) SaaS
4 117 (2.62%) Office 365
5 86 (1.93%) PaaS
6 79 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
7 77 (1.73%) GitHub
8 70 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
9 67 (1.50%) IaaS
10 50 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
11 32 (0.72%) Amazon S3
12 23 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
13 22 (0.49%) npm
14 21 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
15 16 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
15 16 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
15 16 (0.36%) Serverless
16 15 (0.34%) G Suite
17 14 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
17 14 (0.31%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 296 (6.64%) Firewall
2 132 (2.96%) TCP/IP
3 106 (2.38%) WAN
4 100 (2.24%) DNS
5 97 (2.17%) HTTP
6 83 (1.86%) Internet
7 72 (1.61%) LAN
8 64 (1.43%) Network Security
9 63 (1.41%) SSL
9 63 (1.41%) VPN
10 61 (1.37%) Wireless
11 58 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
12 55 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
12 55 (1.23%) OSPF
13 49 (1.10%) BGP
14 40 (0.90%) DHCP
14 40 (0.90%) SNMP
14 40 (0.90%) WebEx
15 39 (0.87%) MPLS
16 36 (0.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 715 (16.03%) SQL Server
2 376 (8.43%) Big Data
3 328 (7.35%) MySQL
4 290 (6.50%) Relational Database
5 269 (6.03%) NoSQL
6 166 (3.72%) Hadoop
7 157 (3.52%) MongoDB
8 154 (3.45%) Blockchain
9 106 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
10 89 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 86 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
12 81 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 73 (1.64%) Redis
14 52 (1.17%) Oracle Database
14 52 (1.17%) RDBMS
15 41 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 35 (0.78%) DB2
17 34 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
17 34 (0.76%) Data Mining
18 33 (0.74%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 445 (9.98%) Git (software)
2 211 (4.73%) Jenkins
3 209 (4.69%) JIRA
4 187 (4.19%) Visual Studio
5 166 (3.72%) Subversion
6 133 (2.98%) Selenium
7 129 (2.89%) Maven
8 121 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 119 (2.67%) JUnit
10 94 (2.11%) Eclipse
11 72 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
12 62 (1.39%) Gradle
13 50 (1.12%) Cucumber
14 46 (1.03%) WebDriver
15 45 (1.01%) NUnit
16 43 (0.96%) Ant
17 41 (0.92%) TeamCity
18 36 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 33 (0.74%) LabVIEW
20 31 (0.69%) Mockito
General
1 1,251 (28.04%) Finance
2 392 (8.79%) Banking
3 205 (4.60%) Investment Banking
4 203 (4.55%) Marketing
5 184 (4.12%) Telecoms
6 168 (3.77%) Financial Institution
7 147 (3.30%) Games
8 143 (3.21%) Electronics
9 136 (3.05%) Retail
10 122 (2.73%) Front Office
11 108 (2.42%) Manufacturing
12 79 (1.77%) Law
13 75 (1.68%) Legal
14 73 (1.64%) Advertising
15 51 (1.14%) Publishing
16 49 (1.10%) Automotive
17 42 (0.94%) German Language
18 37 (0.83%) French Language
19 32 (0.72%) Back Office
20 25 (0.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,892 (42.41%) Developer
2 602 (13.49%) Graduate
3 446 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 434 (9.73%) Java Developer
5 419 (9.39%) Software Developer
6 383 (8.59%) Analyst
7 331 (7.42%) Graduate Developer
8 298 (6.68%) .NET Developer
9 273 (6.12%) Junior
10 262 (5.87%) Senior Developer
11 245 (5.49%) C# Developer
12 240 (5.38%) Architect
12 240 (5.38%) Consultant
13 187 (4.19%) Junior Developer
14 164 (3.68%) C# .NET Developer
15 127 (2.85%) Web Developer
16 115 (2.58%) Network Engineer
17 111 (2.49%) .NET Software Developer
18 108 (2.42%) Senior Software Engineer
19 107 (2.40%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 973 (21.81%) HTML
2 825 (18.49%) .NET
3 824 (18.47%) CSS
4 551 (12.35%) AngularJS
5 419 (9.39%) Web Services
6 386 (8.65%) jQuery
7 367 (8.23%) ASP.NET
8 316 (7.08%) React
9 308 (6.90%) RESTful
10 279 (6.25%) XML
11 276 (6.19%) Spring
12 269 (6.03%) HTML5
13 229 (5.13%) Node.js
14 203 (4.55%) REST
15 169 (3.79%) .NET Framework
16 162 (3.63%) JSON
17 158 (3.54%) ASP.NET Web API
18 139 (3.12%) Hibernate
19 138 (3.09%) CSS3
20 135 (3.03%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4,128 (92.54%) Computer Science
2 572 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
3 332 (7.44%) Self-Motivation
4 265 (5.94%) User Experience
5 252 (5.65%) Algorithms
6 209 (4.69%) Mobile App
7 206 (4.62%) Management Information System
8 178 (3.99%) Fintech
9 177 (3.97%) Data Structures
10 165 (3.70%) Data Centre
11 150 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
12 122 (2.73%) Cyberthreat
13 107 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
14 104 (2.33%) Fixed Income
15 84 (1.88%) Hedge funds
16 56 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
17 53 (1.19%) N-Tier
18 48 (1.08%) Derivative
18 48 (1.08%) Equities
18 48 (1.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 729 (16.34%) Linux
2 574 (12.87%) Windows
3 299 (6.70%) Unix
4 126 (2.82%) Windows Server
5 121 (2.71%) Android
6 85 (1.91%) Apple iOS
7 55 (1.23%) Mac OS X
8 54 (1.21%) Windows 7
9 51 (1.14%) Windows 10
10 47 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 39 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 37 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
13 26 (0.58%) AIX
14 22 (0.49%) CoreOS
15 21 (0.47%) CentOS
16 15 (0.34%) Solaris
17 11 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
18 10 (0.22%) Debian
19 9 (0.20%) HPUX
19 9 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,520 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
2 1,128 (25.29%) Software Engineering
3 858 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
4 683 (15.31%) Mathematics
5 679 (15.22%) OO
6 514 (11.52%) TDD
7 446 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 429 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
9 424 (9.50%) DevOps
10 394 (8.83%) Analytics
11 392 (8.79%) MVC
12 371 (8.32%) SDLC
13 360 (8.07%) Web Development
14 359 (8.05%) Scrum
15 287 (6.43%) Physics
16 276 (6.19%) ITIL
17 268 (6.01%) Microservices
18 267 (5.99%) Mentoring
19 252 (5.65%) Machine Learning
20 247 (5.54%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,429 (32.03%) Java
2 1,325 (29.70%) SQL
3 1,320 (29.59%) JavaScript
4 1,021 (22.89%) C#
5 916 (20.53%) Python
6 636 (14.26%) C++
7 355 (7.96%) PHP
8 278 (6.23%) C
9 178 (3.99%) Perl
10 154 (3.45%) Ruby
11 147 (3.30%) Scala
12 145 (3.25%) T-SQL
13 141 (3.16%) Java 8
14 133 (2.98%) PowerShell
15 119 (2.67%) Bash Shell
16 114 (2.56%) TypeScript
17 106 (2.38%) Shell Script
18 99 (2.22%) Go
19 67 (1.50%) VBScript
20 52 (1.17%) ES6
Qualifications
1 4,394 (98.50%) Degree
2 343 (7.69%) Master's Degree
3 148 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
4 147 (3.30%) CISSP
5 127 (2.85%) Numerate Degree
6 123 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 97 (2.17%) CCNP
8 96 (2.15%) Security Cleared
9 91 (2.04%) MCSE
10 66 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
11 61 (1.37%) CEH
12 60 (1.34%) PhD
13 58 (1.30%) CCIE
14 49 (1.10%) CCNA
14 49 (1.10%) CISM
14 49 (1.10%) ISEB
15 43 (0.96%) ISTQB
16 41 (0.92%) SC Cleared
17 36 (0.81%) MCP
17 36 (0.81%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 246 (5.51%) QA
2 116 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 78 (1.75%) GDPR
4 63 (1.41%) SLA
5 40 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 27 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 18 (0.40%) GPG13
7 18 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 16 (0.36%) SAS 70
9 14 (0.31%) MiFID
9 14 (0.31%) MISRA
10 12 (0.27%) ECSS
10 12 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 11 (0.25%) MISRA C
12 8 (0.18%) COBIT
12 8 (0.18%) GxP
13 7 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 7 (0.16%) Def Stans
13 7 (0.16%) GAMP
13 7 (0.16%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 298 (6.68%) Docker
2 198 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 112 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 34 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (0.58%) Firmware
7 24 (0.54%) iptables
8 23 (0.52%) Ceph
9 22 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (0.49%) vSphere
10 17 (0.38%) HDFS
10 17 (0.38%) XenApp
11 13 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (0.29%) XenDesktop
12 12 (0.27%) Snort
13 11 (0.25%) VirtualBox
13 11 (0.25%) VMware NSX
14 8 (0.18%) NFS
15 6 (0.13%) Terminal Services
16 5 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 158 (3.54%) Kubernetes
2 121 (2.71%) Ansible
3 75 (1.68%) Puppet
4 63 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
5 47 (1.05%) Terraform
6 46 (1.03%) SCCM
7 27 (0.61%) Kibana
8 21 (0.47%) vCenter Server
9 16 (0.36%) WSUS
10 14 (0.31%) Nagios
10 14 (0.31%) SCVMM
11 13 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
11 13 (0.29%) Consul
11 13 (0.29%) vMotion
12 12 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
12 12 (0.27%) Suricata
13 11 (0.25%) Cacti
13 11 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
14 10 (0.22%) Graphite
14 10 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 686 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 370 (8.29%) Oracle
3 193 (4.33%) Google
4 173 (3.88%) VMware
5 168 (3.77%) Cisco
6 126 (2.82%) SAP
7 101 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
8 91 (2.04%) Citrix
9 80 (1.79%) IBM
10 79 (1.77%) CheckPoint
11 75 (1.68%) Tableau
12 66 (1.48%) Splunk
13 57 (1.28%) F5
14 52 (1.17%) HP
14 52 (1.17%) Palo Alto
14 52 (1.17%) Red Hat
15 47 (1.05%) NetApp
16 43 (0.96%) Xamarin
17 41 (0.92%) Nintex
18 40 (0.90%) Juniper