Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 136 128 126
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 2,850 3,944 4,685
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.47% 2.64% 2.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.54% 10.76% 11.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2,313 3,074 3,799
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 24,705 36,668 42,249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.42% 24.58% 23.69%
Number of salaries quoted 18,203 26,468 32,462
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% +4.65% +3.30%

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 7 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Top 18 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 7 April 2020. 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 -5 2,676 £55,000 +4.76% 370
London +6 1,485 £65,000 +4.00% 163
UK excluding London -23 1,330 £42,500 - 239
South East -8 554 £42,500 - 63
East of England -9 193 £45,000 -10.00% 34
North of England -38 177 £42,500 +2.41% 38
Midlands -26 153 £47,500 +27.52% 33
North West -11 134 £45,000 -5.26% 22
South West -45 112 £35,000 -6.67% 39
Work from Home 0 110 £50,000 -16.67% 19
Scotland +10 86 £45,000 - 19
West Midlands -22 77 £45,000 +12.50% 27
East Midlands +1 76 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Wales -25 30 £36,500 +1.39% 2
Yorkshire -4 29 £27,000 -28.00% 8
Northern Ireland +33 24 £55,000 +32.53% 11
North East -23 14 - - 8
Isle of Man - 1 £51,500 -

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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 2,822 (99.02%) Degree
2 2,703 (94.84%) Computer Science
3 1,036 (36.35%) Agile Software Development
4 944 (33.12%) SQL
5 837 (29.37%) C#
6 776 (27.23%) Finance
7 773 (27.12%) Java
8 749 (26.28%) Software Engineering
9 658 (23.09%) JavaScript
10 608 (21.33%) .NET
11 606 (21.26%) Python
12 543 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
13 464 (16.28%) AWS
14 461 (16.18%) Mathematics
15 459 (16.11%) HTML
16 439 (15.40%) CSS
17 415 (14.56%) Azure
18 413 (14.49%) Git (software)
19 385 (13.51%) SQL Server
20 369 (12.95%) Windows
21 361 (12.67%) Microsoft
22 357 (12.53%) Linux
23 351 (12.32%) C++
24 345 (12.11%) DevOps
25 330 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
25 330 (11.58%) AngularJS
26 311 (10.91%) Test Automation
27 296 (10.39%) Docker
28 292 (10.25%) Analytics
29 284 (9.96%) OO

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
1 115 (4.04%) Apache Spark
2 80 (2.81%) Elasticsearch
3 52 (1.82%) IIS
4 36 (1.26%) Apache
5 31 (1.09%) Confluence
6 29 (1.02%) SharePoint
7 28 (0.98%) MS Exchange
8 23 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 21 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
10 19 (0.67%) Luigi
11 18 (0.63%) CMS
12 16 (0.56%) WebSphere
13 15 (0.53%) WebLogic
14 14 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 12 (0.42%) OpenStack
15 12 (0.42%) WordPress
16 10 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
17 9 (0.32%) JBoss
17 9 (0.32%) nginx
17 9 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 67 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.18%) ProjectWise
7 4 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.14%) Camtasia
7 4 (0.14%) Notepad++
8 3 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.070%) Houdini
9 2 (0.070%) Maya
9 2 (0.070%) NUKE
10 1 (0.035%) Simulink
10 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
2 23 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
4 17 (0.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 17 (0.60%) Shopify
5 15 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
5 15 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
6 14 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
6 14 (0.49%) Oracle FAH
7 13 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
8 12 (0.42%) Magento
8 12 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
9 10 (0.35%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 9 (0.32%) HFM
10 9 (0.32%) Primavera
11 8 (0.28%) NetSuite
11 8 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
12 7 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
13 6 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
14 5 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 464 (16.28%) AWS
2 415 (14.56%) Azure
3 141 (4.95%) GCP
4 140 (4.91%) SaaS
5 105 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
6 69 (2.42%) Power Platform
7 54 (1.89%) Serverless
8 50 (1.75%) GitHub
9 41 (1.44%) IaaS
10 39 (1.37%) Amazon S3
10 39 (1.37%) Office 365
11 37 (1.30%) PaaS
12 33 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
13 24 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
13 24 (0.84%) Force.com
14 22 (0.77%) Amazon EMR
15 19 (0.67%) npm
16 17 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
17 14 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
18 13 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 128 (4.49%) Firewall
2 80 (2.81%) TCP/IP
3 74 (2.60%) VPN
4 72 (2.53%) DNS
5 60 (2.11%) BGP
6 50 (1.75%) Internet
7 49 (1.72%) DHCP
8 45 (1.58%) Wireless
9 43 (1.51%) SAN
10 41 (1.44%) LAN
11 39 (1.37%) WAN
12 36 (1.26%) Network Security
12 36 (1.26%) VoIP
13 35 (1.23%) OSPF
14 33 (1.16%) IPsec
15 28 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
16 26 (0.91%) SSL
17 25 (0.88%) NAS
18 20 (0.70%) HSRP
18 20 (0.70%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 385 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 202 (7.09%) NoSQL
3 199 (6.98%) Big Data
3 199 (6.98%) Relational Database
4 159 (5.58%) MySQL
5 129 (4.53%) PostgreSQL
6 118 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
7 108 (3.79%) Hadoop
8 90 (3.16%) RDBMS
9 88 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 68 (2.39%) MongoDB
10 68 (2.39%) Power BI
11 66 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 60 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 54 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
14 47 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 42 (1.47%) Oracle Database
16 39 (1.37%) DB2
17 36 (1.26%) Redis
18 35 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 413 (14.49%) Git (software)
2 158 (5.54%) Jenkins
3 151 (5.30%) JIRA
4 147 (5.16%) Selenium
5 84 (2.95%) Visual Studio
6 49 (1.72%) Eclipse
7 44 (1.54%) SoapUI
8 42 (1.47%) Subversion
9 41 (1.44%) WebDriver
10 40 (1.40%) JUnit
11 39 (1.37%) HP UFT
11 39 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
12 36 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
13 33 (1.16%) LoadRunner
14 32 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
14 32 (1.12%) webpack
15 30 (1.05%) Maven
16 27 (0.95%) GitLab
17 25 (0.88%) Cypress.io
18 23 (0.81%) TeamCity
General
1 776 (27.23%) Finance
2 139 (4.88%) Retail
3 86 (3.02%) Marketing
4 85 (2.98%) Banking
5 78 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 69 (2.42%) Games
7 61 (2.14%) Front Office
8 58 (2.04%) Manufacturing
9 46 (1.61%) Law
10 45 (1.58%) Financial Institution
11 41 (1.44%) Back Office
12 38 (1.33%) Electronics
12 38 (1.33%) Investment Banking
12 38 (1.33%) Public Sector
13 32 (1.12%) Legal
14 31 (1.09%) Advertising
15 19 (0.67%) General Ledger
16 13 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.42%) French Language
18 9 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,235 (43.33%) Developer
2 311 (10.91%) Software Engineer
3 282 (9.89%) Graduate
4 268 (9.40%) Software Developer
5 244 (8.56%) Senior Developer
6 231 (8.11%) Java Developer
7 223 (7.82%) Analyst
8 221 (7.75%) Junior
9 169 (5.93%) C# Developer
10 165 (5.79%) .NET Developer
11 143 (5.02%) Junior Developer
12 137 (4.81%) Graduate Developer
13 111 (3.89%) Architect
14 101 (3.54%) Consultant
15 76 (2.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 73 (2.56%) Administrator
17 71 (2.49%) Full Stack Developer
18 67 (2.35%) Support Analyst
19 65 (2.28%) C# .NET Developer
20 64 (2.25%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 608 (21.33%) .NET
2 459 (16.11%) HTML
3 439 (15.40%) CSS
4 330 (11.58%) AngularJS
5 266 (9.33%) React
6 254 (8.91%) Web Services
7 207 (7.26%) REST
8 194 (6.81%) ASP.NET
9 168 (5.89%) HTML5
10 164 (5.75%) Node.js
11 155 (5.44%) XML
12 154 (5.40%) Spring
13 150 (5.26%) RESTful
14 130 (4.56%) jQuery
15 115 (4.04%) .NET Framework
16 109 (3.82%) .NET Core
17 102 (3.58%) Vue.js
18 92 (3.23%) Kafka
19 88 (3.09%) SOAP
20 81 (2.84%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 330 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
2 227 (7.96%) User Experience
3 173 (6.07%) Mobile App
4 168 (5.89%) Management Information System
5 155 (5.44%) Self-Motivation
6 136 (4.77%) Algorithms
7 78 (2.74%) Virtual Team
8 63 (2.21%) Hedge funds
9 56 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
10 52 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
11 49 (1.72%) Data Centre
11 49 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 47 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
13 46 (1.61%) Data Structures
14 42 (1.47%) Public Cloud
15 41 (1.44%) Reinsurance
16 38 (1.33%) Derivative
17 37 (1.30%) AS400
18 32 (1.12%) iSeries
19 28 (0.98%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 369 (12.95%) Windows
2 357 (12.53%) Linux
3 132 (4.63%) Unix
4 113 (3.96%) Android
5 112 (3.93%) Apple iOS
6 98 (3.44%) Windows Server
7 30 (1.05%) CentOS
8 19 (0.67%) Ubuntu
8 19 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (0.60%) Mac OS X
10 11 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
10 11 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
11 10 (0.35%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
12 8 (0.28%) Solaris
13 7 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.18%) VMS
15 4 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,703 (94.84%) Computer Science
2 1,036 (36.35%) Agile Software Development
3 749 (26.28%) Software Engineering
4 543 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
5 461 (16.18%) Mathematics
6 345 (12.11%) DevOps
7 311 (10.91%) Test Automation
8 292 (10.25%) Analytics
9 284 (9.96%) OO
10 272 (9.54%) Scrum
11 211 (7.40%) Microservices
12 193 (6.77%) Mentoring
12 193 (6.77%) Project Management
13 191 (6.70%) Fintech
14 190 (6.67%) Artificial Intelligence
14 190 (6.67%) TDD
15 186 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
16 182 (6.39%) SDLC
17 180 (6.32%) Machine Learning
18 178 (6.25%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 944 (33.12%) SQL
2 837 (29.37%) C#
3 773 (27.12%) Java
4 658 (23.09%) JavaScript
5 606 (21.26%) Python
6 351 (12.32%) C++
7 216 (7.58%) PHP
8 130 (4.56%) C
9 125 (4.39%) TypeScript
10 112 (3.93%) Scala
11 106 (3.72%) PowerShell
12 83 (2.91%) ES6
13 82 (2.88%) T-SQL
14 81 (2.84%) Bash Shell
15 74 (2.60%) Shell Script
16 72 (2.53%) Kotlin
17 68 (2.39%) R
18 65 (2.28%) PL/SQL
19 64 (2.25%) Java 8
20 55 (1.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2,822 (99.02%) Degree
2 161 (5.65%) Master's Degree
3 73 (2.56%) Numerate Degree
4 66 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 52 (1.82%) Security Cleared
7 48 (1.68%) CCNP
8 42 (1.47%) CISSP
9 40 (1.40%) CCNA
10 30 (1.05%) MBA
11 29 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
11 29 (1.02%) MCSE
12 28 (0.98%) PhD
13 27 (0.95%) AWS Certification
14 26 (0.91%) ISTQB
15 25 (0.88%) SC Cleared
16 16 (0.56%) CEH
17 14 (0.49%) MCSA
18 13 (0.46%) GIAC
19 12 (0.42%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (7.47%) QA
2 43 (1.51%) PMO
3 18 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.56%) SLA
5 12 (0.42%) GDPR
6 10 (0.35%) NIST
7 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.18%) NCSC
8 5 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.14%) GAMP
9 4 (0.14%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.11%) COBIT
11 2 (0.070%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.070%) UCITS
12 1 (0.035%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.035%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.035%) MISRA
12 1 (0.035%) MISRA C
System Software
1 296 (10.39%) Docker
2 119 (4.18%) Active Directory
3 101 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 63 (2.21%) Hyper-V
5 25 (0.88%) VirtualBox
6 15 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (0.53%) VMware NSX
6 15 (0.53%) vSphere
7 11 (0.39%) Firmware
8 6 (0.21%) NFS
9 5 (0.18%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.18%) XenApp
10 4 (0.14%) HDFS
10 4 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.070%) KVM
11 2 (0.070%) Xen
12 1 (0.035%) LXC
12 1 (0.035%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 1 (0.035%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 185 (6.49%) Kubernetes
2 106 (3.72%) Puppet
3 86 (3.02%) Ansible
4 75 (2.63%) Terraform
5 49 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (1.19%) SCCM
7 24 (0.84%) SCOM
8 16 (0.56%) Kibana
9 14 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
9 14 (0.49%) SCVMM
10 12 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
11 11 (0.39%) Cisco CME
11 11 (0.39%) FortiGate
12 10 (0.35%) vCenter Server
13 9 (0.32%) Mesos
13 9 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Management
13 9 (0.32%) Salt
13 9 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
13 9 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
14 8 (0.28%) Grafana
Vendors
1 361 (12.67%) Microsoft
2 242 (8.49%) Oracle
3 116 (4.07%) Google
4 115 (4.04%) Cisco
5 110 (3.86%) VMware
6 76 (2.67%) Tableau
7 72 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
8 52 (1.82%) ServiceNow
9 30 (1.05%) SAP
10 29 (1.02%) Palo Alto
11 25 (0.88%) LogicMonitor
12 24 (0.84%) Fortinet
13 23 (0.81%) IBM
14 19 (0.67%) F5
14 19 (0.67%) McAfee
15 17 (0.60%) Dell
15 17 (0.60%) HP
15 17 (0.60%) Zend
16 16 (0.56%) Adobe
16 16 (0.56%) SolarWinds