Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 116 109
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 +7
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 5145 5016 5905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.86% 2.71% 2.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.02% 10.41% 9.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3897 4357 5165
UK median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 42793 48164 59160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.82% 26.06% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 32929 38498 47469
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,101
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 +8 4858 £47,500 +5.56% 324
UK excluding London +5 2663 £40,000 - 180
London +8 2435 £55,000 - 154
South East +5 959 £40,000 -3.61% 58
East of England -2 503 £45,000 +12.50% 38
North of England +23 366 £42,500 +13.33% 43
Midlands -38 326 £32,500 -3.70% 22
South West +22 292 £40,000 +6.67% 9
North West +34 218 £42,500 +11.11% 32
West Midlands -35 218 £30,000 -7.69% 10
East Midlands -2 122 £31,500 -10.00% 12
Scotland -40 120 £38,000 -15.08% 10
Yorkshire -16 95 £40,000 +14.29% 8
Northern Ireland +5 61 £35,000 -22.22%
North East +20 53 £40,000 +3.23% 3
Wales -11 52 £25,000 -28.57%

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 5083 (98.79%) Degree
2 4905 (95.34%) Computer Science
3 1917 (37.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1609 (31.27%) Java
5 1401 (27.23%) Finance
6 1335 (25.95%) JavaScript
7 1334 (25.93%) SQL
8 1332 (25.89%) Software Engineering
9 1069 (20.78%) C#
10 1052 (20.45%) HTML
11 915 (17.78%) Python
12 873 (16.97%) Linux
13 866 (16.83%) .NET
14 861 (16.73%) C++
15 842 (16.37%) CSS
16 779 (15.14%) Analytical Skills
17 776 (15.08%) Windows
18 775 (15.06%) Scrum
19 764 (14.85%) Microsoft
20 745 (14.48%) SQL Server
21 744 (14.46%) Mathematics
22 703 (13.66%) OO
23 645 (12.54%) SDLC
24 628 (12.21%) TDD
25 612 (11.90%) Oracle
25 612 (11.90%) AngularJS
26 588 (11.43%) Banking
27 544 (10.57%) Amazon AWS
28 536 (10.42%) Git (software)
29 512 (9.95%) MVC

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
1 160 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
2 144 (2.80%) Apache Spark
3 121 (2.35%) Apache
4 87 (1.69%) Confluence
4 87 (1.69%) Tomcat
5 82 (1.59%) IIS
6 57 (1.11%) CMS
7 48 (0.93%) JBoss
7 48 (0.93%) SharePoint
8 46 (0.89%) Apache Solr
9 45 (0.87%) nginx
10 44 (0.86%) OpenStack
11 40 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 35 (0.68%) WebSphere
13 30 (0.58%) Ethereum
13 30 (0.58%) Hyperledger
14 28 (0.54%) Apache Pig
15 26 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
16 24 (0.47%) SAS
17 23 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 141 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
2 136 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 43 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.097%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.078%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.078%) Simulink
8 3 (0.058%) SPSS
9 2 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.039%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.019%) CPLEX
10 1 (0.019%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.019%) HipChat
10 1 (0.019%) Houdini
10 1 (0.019%) Maya
10 1 (0.019%) Revit
10 1 (0.019%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 31 (0.60%) Magento
2 16 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
3 15 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 10 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 10 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 10 (0.19%) SAP CO
5 10 (0.19%) SAP FI
5 10 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
5 10 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 6 (0.12%) SAP SD
7 5 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.078%) Endur
9 3 (0.058%) assyst
9 3 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.039%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.039%) Maximo
10 2 (0.039%) SAP EWM
10 2 (0.039%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 544 (10.57%) Amazon AWS
2 287 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 187 (3.63%) SaaS
4 147 (2.86%) GitHub
5 73 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
6 60 (1.17%) Office 365
7 59 (1.15%) PaaS
8 46 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
9 37 (0.72%) Amazon S3
10 36 (0.70%) IaaS
11 27 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
12 23 (0.45%) OpenShift
13 22 (0.43%) npm
14 21 (0.41%) Serverless
15 19 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
16 18 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 18 (0.35%) Google Play
17 17 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
18 16 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 15 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 176 (3.42%) Firewall
2 161 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 146 (2.84%) Internet
4 105 (2.04%) WAN
5 94 (1.83%) DNS
6 89 (1.73%) HTTP
7 84 (1.63%) LAN
8 78 (1.52%) DHCP
9 57 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
9 57 (1.11%) Wireless
10 56 (1.09%) Network Security
11 49 (0.95%) BGP
12 48 (0.93%) VPN
13 43 (0.84%) MPLS
13 43 (0.84%) OSPF
13 43 (0.84%) SAN
14 38 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
15 35 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
15 35 (0.68%) VoIP
16 29 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 745 (14.48%) SQL Server
2 336 (6.53%) NoSQL
3 324 (6.30%) MySQL
4 310 (6.03%) Relational Database
5 254 (4.94%) Big Data
6 235 (4.57%) MongoDB
7 212 (4.12%) Oracle Database
8 154 (2.99%) Hadoop
9 130 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
10 123 (2.39%) RDBMS
11 108 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
12 93 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
13 82 (1.59%) Redis
14 75 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 73 (1.42%) HBase
16 67 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 63 (1.22%) Data Mining
18 52 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
19 50 (0.97%) Blockchain
20 38 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 536 (10.42%) Git (software)
2 327 (6.36%) Jenkins
3 271 (5.27%) JIRA
4 190 (3.69%) Selenium
5 175 (3.40%) Maven
6 172 (3.34%) Subversion
7 158 (3.07%) Visual Studio
8 125 (2.43%) JUnit
9 103 (2.00%) Eclipse
10 96 (1.87%) Cucumber
11 88 (1.71%) WebDriver
12 82 (1.59%) NUnit
13 74 (1.44%) Gradle
14 61 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
15 60 (1.17%) SoapUI
16 56 (1.09%) MSTest
17 55 (1.07%) Vagrant
18 54 (1.05%) TeamCity
19 51 (0.99%) Jasmine
20 49 (0.95%) gulp
General
1 1401 (27.23%) Finance
2 588 (11.43%) Banking
3 379 (7.37%) Investment Banking
4 315 (6.12%) Retail Banking
5 250 (4.86%) Marketing
6 237 (4.61%) Telecoms
7 193 (3.75%) Electronics
8 172 (3.34%) Retail
9 163 (3.17%) Games
10 129 (2.51%) Manufacturing
11 97 (1.89%) Legal
12 89 (1.73%) Advertising
13 71 (1.38%) Front Office
14 62 (1.21%) Publishing
15 55 (1.07%) Automotive
16 43 (0.84%) Aerospace
17 36 (0.70%) Financial Institution
18 32 (0.62%) Law
19 27 (0.52%) Back Office
20 25 (0.49%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 2090 (40.62%) Developer
2 628 (12.21%) Software Engineer
3 613 (11.91%) Graduate
4 591 (11.49%) Java Developer
5 502 (9.76%) Analyst
6 379 (7.37%) Junior
7 352 (6.84%) Software Developer
8 325 (6.32%) Architect
9 312 (6.06%) Senior Developer
10 307 (5.97%) .NET Developer
11 292 (5.68%) Graduate Developer
12 273 (5.31%) C# Developer
13 236 (4.59%) Junior Developer
14 214 (4.16%) C++ Software Engineer
15 159 (3.09%) Senior Software Engineer
16 157 (3.05%) Java Engineer
17 150 (2.92%) JavaScript Developer
18 145 (2.82%) C# .NET Developer
19 144 (2.80%) Consultant
20 131 (2.55%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1052 (20.45%) HTML
2 866 (16.83%) .NET
3 842 (16.37%) CSS
4 612 (11.90%) AngularJS
5 491 (9.54%) Web Services
6 450 (8.75%) ASP.NET
7 419 (8.14%) Spring
8 404 (7.85%) HTML5
9 379 (7.37%) XML
10 370 (7.19%) jQuery
11 351 (6.82%) REST
12 306 (5.95%) .NET Framework
13 282 (5.48%) RESTful
14 250 (4.86%) Node.js
15 245 (4.76%) Hibernate
16 225 (4.37%) React
17 215 (4.18%) ASP.NET MVC
18 195 (3.79%) JSON
19 162 (3.15%) SOAP
20 141 (2.74%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4905 (95.34%) Computer Science
2 779 (15.14%) Analytical Skills
3 444 (8.63%) Management Information System
4 303 (5.89%) Algorithms
5 237 (4.61%) User Experience
6 228 (4.43%) Mobile App
7 190 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
8 183 (3.56%) Fintech
9 165 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
10 112 (2.18%) Client/Server
11 104 (2.02%) Data Structures
12 92 (1.79%) Data Centre
13 76 (1.48%) Hedge funds
14 60 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
15 55 (1.07%) iPad
16 49 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 48 (0.93%) Derivative
17 48 (0.93%) Robotics
18 46 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
19 45 (0.87%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 873 (16.97%) Linux
2 776 (15.08%) Windows
3 419 (8.14%) Unix
4 239 (4.65%) Android
5 200 (3.89%) Apple iOS
6 199 (3.87%) Windows Server
7 73 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 64 (1.24%) Windows 10
9 63 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 44 (0.86%) Windows 7
11 38 (0.74%) Mac OS
12 30 (0.58%) Mac OS X
12 30 (0.58%) Ubuntu
13 23 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
14 22 (0.43%) CentOS
15 20 (0.39%) Debian
16 19 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 19 (0.37%) Windows 8
17 16 (0.31%) CoreOS
18 14 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1917 (37.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1332 (25.89%) Software Engineering
3 775 (15.06%) Scrum
4 744 (14.46%) Mathematics
5 703 (13.66%) OO
6 645 (12.54%) SDLC
7 628 (12.21%) TDD
8 512 (9.95%) MVC
9 491 (9.54%) Test Automation
10 480 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
11 417 (8.10%) Open Source
12 412 (8.01%) Web Development
13 383 (7.44%) Project Management
14 350 (6.80%) Asset Management
15 343 (6.67%) Analytics
16 333 (6.47%) DevOps
17 315 (6.12%) Wealth Management
18 306 (5.95%) Mentoring
19 303 (5.89%) OOP
20 280 (5.44%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1609 (31.27%) Java
2 1335 (25.95%) JavaScript
3 1334 (25.93%) SQL
4 1069 (20.78%) C#
5 915 (17.78%) Python
6 861 (16.73%) C++
7 326 (6.34%) C
8 294 (5.71%) PHP
9 197 (3.83%) Ruby
10 185 (3.60%) Perl
11 147 (2.86%) Shell Script
12 131 (2.55%) T-SQL
13 128 (2.49%) Bash Shell
13 128 (2.49%) R
14 122 (2.37%) PowerShell
15 109 (2.12%) Scala
16 101 (1.96%) PL/SQL
17 89 (1.73%) Objective-C
18 74 (1.44%) VB.NET
19 71 (1.38%) Go
Qualifications
1 5083 (98.79%) Degree
2 353 (6.86%) Master's Degree
3 195 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 127 (2.47%) CISSP
5 124 (2.41%) Numerate Degree
6 112 (2.18%) Security Cleared
7 100 (1.94%) CISM
8 94 (1.83%) ISTQB
9 83 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
10 74 (1.44%) ISEB
11 72 (1.40%) PhD
12 63 (1.22%) MCSD
13 62 (1.21%) MCP
13 62 (1.21%) SC Cleared
14 56 (1.09%) MCSE
15 48 (0.93%) CBAP
16 47 (0.91%) MCAD
17 46 (0.89%) CEH
18 44 (0.86%) PMI Certification
18 44 (0.86%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 412 (8.01%) QA
2 56 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (1.09%) SLA
3 34 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 20 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.29%) PMO
6 14 (0.27%) GPG13
7 13 (0.25%) ECSS
8 11 (0.21%) MISRA
9 9 (0.17%) GDPR
10 8 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.14%) ISO 13485
11 7 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (0.14%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 5 (0.097%) ISO 9000
12 5 (0.097%) MiFID
13 4 (0.078%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.078%) GCP
13 4 (0.078%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.078%) MISRA C
System Software
1 292 (5.68%) Docker
2 152 (2.95%) Active Directory
3 121 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (1.15%) XenApp
5 54 (1.05%) XenDesktop
6 52 (1.01%) Hyper-V
7 44 (0.86%) Firmware
8 33 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
9 31 (0.60%) HDFS
9 31 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 31 (0.60%) vSphere
9 31 (0.60%) XenServer
10 16 (0.31%) Ceph
11 15 (0.29%) Apache Flume
11 15 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
12 13 (0.25%) NFS
13 12 (0.23%) Xen
14 10 (0.19%) Snort
15 9 (0.17%) Terminal Server
16 8 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 140 (2.72%) Ansible
2 125 (2.43%) Puppet
3 80 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
4 74 (1.44%) Kubernetes
5 35 (0.68%) Terraform
6 32 (0.62%) Nagios
7 23 (0.45%) Salt
8 22 (0.43%) SCCM
9 18 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
10 17 (0.33%) Packer
11 15 (0.29%) HAProxy
11 15 (0.29%) logstash
12 14 (0.27%) Data Guard
12 14 (0.27%) Mesos
12 14 (0.27%) NetBackup
12 14 (0.27%) SCOM
13 13 (0.25%) Kibana
13 13 (0.25%) Nessus
14 12 (0.23%) Ganglia
14 12 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 764 (14.85%) Microsoft
2 612 (11.90%) Oracle
3 160 (3.11%) SAP
4 153 (2.97%) VMware
5 127 (2.47%) Cisco
5 127 (2.47%) Google
6 125 (2.43%) Citrix
7 90 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
8 57 (1.11%) HP
9 51 (0.99%) Tableau
10 50 (0.97%) Murex
11 40 (0.78%) CheckPoint
12 38 (0.74%) IBM
13 35 (0.68%) hybris
13 35 (0.68%) Juniper
13 35 (0.68%) Red Hat
13 35 (0.68%) Splunk
14 32 (0.62%) Palo Alto
14 32 (0.62%) ServiceNow
15 28 (0.54%) SolarWinds