Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 136 126 121
Rank change year-on-year -10 -5 0
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 3,194 4,064 4,776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.53% 2.70% 2.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.54% 11.16% 11.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2,433 3,263 3,690
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% +2.47% +1.25%

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 27,667 36,401 40,891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.91% 24.14% 23.79%
Number of salaries quoted 20,477 26,615 31,744
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 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,250 £78,750
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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 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 -1 3,059 £55,000 +10.00% 521
UK excluding London -5 1,595 £45,000 +8.43% 360
London +4 1,558 £65,000 +8.33% 208
South East +19 787 £45,000 +12.50% 96
East of England 0 211 £50,000 +11.11% 63
North of England -24 203 £40,500 -2.99% 62
Midlands -58 159 £45,000 +12.50% 49
North West -12 132 £42,500 -5.56% 48
South West -47 130 £38,187 -2.09% 43
West Midlands -68 93 £41,750 +19.29% 28
Scotland -25 76 £45,000 +5.88% 30
East Midlands -22 67 £46,250 -2.63% 21
Yorkshire -8 43 £27,500 -26.67% 10
North East +14 28 - - 4
Wales -24 24 £33,500 -6.94% 8
Northern Ireland +9 12 £60,000 +90.48% 9

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 3,150 (98.62%) Degree
2 3,008 (94.18%) Computer Science
3 1,220 (38.20%) Agile Software Development
4 961 (30.09%) C#
5 901 (28.21%) Software Engineering
6 845 (26.46%) SQL
7 835 (26.14%) Java
8 808 (25.30%) Finance
9 779 (24.39%) JavaScript
10 728 (22.79%) .NET
11 638 (19.97%) Python
12 568 (17.78%) HTML
13 567 (17.75%) Problem-Solving
14 519 (16.25%) CSS
14 519 (16.25%) AWS
15 504 (15.78%) Mathematics
16 486 (15.22%) Azure
17 482 (15.09%) C++
18 476 (14.90%) Git (software)
19 447 (13.99%) Linux
20 423 (13.24%) Windows
20 423 (13.24%) SQL Server
21 408 (12.77%) Microsoft
22 400 (12.52%) Docker
23 392 (12.27%) DevOps
24 368 (11.52%) AngularJS
25 344 (10.77%) Scrum
26 336 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
27 329 (10.30%) OO
28 320 (10.02%) Test Automation

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
1 105 (3.29%) Apache Spark
2 88 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
3 69 (2.16%) Confluence
4 42 (1.31%) IIS
5 40 (1.25%) MS Exchange
6 37 (1.16%) Tomcat
7 33 (1.03%) Apache
8 32 (1.00%) CMS
9 25 (0.78%) nginx
10 24 (0.75%) SharePoint
11 23 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 20 (0.63%) WebSphere
13 18 (0.56%) WebLogic
14 17 (0.53%) SAS
15 15 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
16 14 (0.44%) WordPress
17 12 (0.38%) Drupal
18 11 (0.34%) JBoss
19 10 (0.31%) Apache Solr
19 10 (0.31%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 69 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.25%) ProjectWise
5 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.22%) Simulink
6 6 (0.19%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.19%) Stateflow
7 4 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.13%) Camtasia
8 3 (0.094%) 3ds Max
8 3 (0.094%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.063%) Houdini
9 2 (0.063%) Maya
9 2 (0.063%) Notepad++
9 2 (0.063%) NUKE
9 2 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.063%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 46 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
2 16 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
3 14 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
3 14 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
3 14 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 12 (0.38%) Primavera
5 11 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
5 11 (0.34%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 10 (0.31%) HFM
6 10 (0.31%) Oracle FAH
7 9 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
8 8 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (0.22%) NetSuite
10 6 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
10 6 (0.19%) Shopify
11 5 (0.16%) Magento
11 5 (0.16%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 519 (16.25%) AWS
2 486 (15.22%) Azure
3 151 (4.73%) GCP
4 135 (4.23%) SaaS
5 118 (3.69%) Cloud Computing
6 79 (2.47%) Power Platform
7 65 (2.04%) GitHub
8 55 (1.72%) Serverless
9 50 (1.57%) Office 365
10 48 (1.50%) IaaS
11 36 (1.13%) PaaS
12 33 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
13 25 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
14 24 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
15 19 (0.59%) npm
16 15 (0.47%) Amazon S3
16 15 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
17 13 (0.41%) Sumo Logic
18 12 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
19 11 (0.34%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 124 (3.88%) Firewall
2 89 (2.79%) TCP/IP
3 85 (2.66%) DNS
4 73 (2.29%) Internet
5 59 (1.85%) BGP
5 59 (1.85%) VPN
6 56 (1.75%) DHCP
7 41 (1.28%) HTTP
7 41 (1.28%) Network Security
8 31 (0.97%) LAN
8 31 (0.97%) SSL
9 30 (0.94%) Wireless
10 29 (0.91%) WAN
11 26 (0.81%) IPsec
12 25 (0.78%) SAN
13 24 (0.75%) OSPF
13 24 (0.75%) VoIP
14 23 (0.72%) Ethernet
15 17 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
15 17 (0.53%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 423 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 220 (6.89%) Big Data
3 189 (5.92%) NoSQL
4 165 (5.17%) MySQL
5 159 (4.98%) Relational Database
6 117 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
7 94 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
8 90 (2.82%) Hadoop
9 84 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 79 (2.47%) Power BI
11 78 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 77 (2.41%) Redis
13 61 (1.91%) MongoDB
14 59 (1.85%) RDBMS
15 50 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 44 (1.38%) Oracle Database
17 41 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
18 34 (1.06%) Apache Hive
18 34 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
19 33 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 476 (14.90%) Git (software)
2 219 (6.86%) Jenkins
3 184 (5.76%) JIRA
4 131 (4.10%) Selenium
5 81 (2.54%) Visual Studio
6 66 (2.07%) Subversion
7 59 (1.85%) Eclipse
8 53 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 46 (1.44%) JUnit
10 41 (1.28%) Bitbucket
11 35 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
12 32 (1.00%) Maven
12 32 (1.00%) WebDriver
13 29 (0.91%) Cucumber
14 28 (0.88%) CircleCI
15 26 (0.81%) Mocha
16 25 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
17 24 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 24 (0.75%) TeamCity
18 23 (0.72%) Gradle
General
1 808 (25.30%) Finance
2 182 (5.70%) Retail
3 105 (3.29%) Marketing
4 99 (3.10%) Banking
5 80 (2.50%) Front Office
6 77 (2.41%) Games
7 64 (2.00%) Electronics
8 62 (1.94%) Telecoms
9 57 (1.78%) Advertising
10 49 (1.53%) Public Sector
11 43 (1.35%) Investment Banking
12 38 (1.19%) Financial Institution
13 37 (1.16%) Law
13 37 (1.16%) Manufacturing
14 36 (1.13%) Automotive
15 32 (1.00%) Legal
16 23 (0.72%) French Language
17 20 (0.63%) Military
18 18 (0.56%) Billing
19 16 (0.50%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,399 (43.80%) Developer
2 456 (14.28%) Software Engineer
3 382 (11.96%) Graduate
4 345 (10.80%) Software Developer
5 302 (9.46%) Senior Developer
6 244 (7.64%) Junior
7 221 (6.92%) Java Developer
8 206 (6.45%) Analyst
9 202 (6.32%) Graduate Developer
10 190 (5.95%) C# Developer
11 183 (5.73%) .NET Developer
12 169 (5.29%) Junior Developer
13 132 (4.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 116 (3.63%) Consultant
15 115 (3.60%) Architect
16 100 (3.13%) Lead Developer
17 82 (2.57%) C# .NET Developer
18 81 (2.54%) DevOps Engineer
19 76 (2.38%) Administrator
20 75 (2.35%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 728 (22.79%) .NET
2 568 (17.78%) HTML
3 519 (16.25%) CSS
4 368 (11.52%) AngularJS
5 301 (9.42%) REST
6 287 (8.99%) React
7 271 (8.48%) Web Services
8 226 (7.08%) HTML5
9 223 (6.98%) Node.js
10 212 (6.64%) ASP.NET
11 184 (5.76%) jQuery
12 168 (5.26%) Spring
13 167 (5.23%) RESTful
14 135 (4.23%) XML
15 106 (3.32%) Spring Boot
16 99 (3.10%) CSS3
17 94 (2.94%) .NET Framework
18 93 (2.91%) Redux
19 88 (2.76%) WPF
20 86 (2.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 336 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
2 230 (7.20%) User Experience
3 169 (5.29%) Algorithms
4 152 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 148 (4.63%) Self-Motivation
6 137 (4.29%) Management Information System
7 79 (2.47%) Hedge funds
8 62 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
9 60 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
10 58 (1.82%) Virtual Team
11 51 (1.60%) Data Centre
12 47 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
13 44 (1.38%) Data Structures
14 43 (1.35%) Public Cloud
15 42 (1.31%) Fixed Income
16 32 (1.00%) Client/Server
17 31 (0.97%) Driving Licence
17 31 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 30 (0.94%) Cloud Native
19 27 (0.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 447 (13.99%) Linux
2 423 (13.24%) Windows
3 133 (4.16%) Unix
4 103 (3.22%) Windows Server
5 100 (3.13%) Android
6 84 (2.63%) Apple iOS
7 26 (0.81%) Ubuntu
8 25 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (0.59%) CentOS
10 18 (0.56%) VMS
11 17 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (0.50%) Mac OS X
13 14 (0.44%) Windows 10
14 13 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
15 11 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.31%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.28%) Solaris
18 7 (0.22%) Windows 7
18 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
19 4 (0.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,008 (94.18%) Computer Science
2 1,220 (38.20%) Agile Software Development
3 901 (28.21%) Software Engineering
4 567 (17.75%) Problem-Solving
5 504 (15.78%) Mathematics
6 392 (12.27%) DevOps
7 344 (10.77%) Scrum
8 329 (10.30%) OO
9 320 (10.02%) Test Automation
10 296 (9.27%) Microservices
11 281 (8.80%) Analytics
12 256 (8.02%) TDD
13 255 (7.98%) Mentoring
14 249 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
15 224 (7.01%) SDLC
16 222 (6.95%) Physics
17 219 (6.86%) Fintech
18 212 (6.64%) Machine Learning
19 209 (6.54%) Open Source
20 203 (6.36%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 961 (30.09%) C#
2 845 (26.46%) SQL
3 835 (26.14%) Java
4 779 (24.39%) JavaScript
5 638 (19.97%) Python
6 482 (15.09%) C++
7 228 (7.14%) PHP
8 182 (5.70%) C
9 118 (3.69%) PowerShell
10 111 (3.48%) Scala
11 106 (3.32%) TypeScript
12 101 (3.16%) T-SQL
13 92 (2.88%) ES6
14 87 (2.72%) Kotlin
15 79 (2.47%) Shell Script
16 71 (2.22%) Go
16 71 (2.22%) Java 8
16 71 (2.22%) R
17 66 (2.07%) Bash Shell
18 59 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3,150 (98.62%) Degree
2 150 (4.70%) Master's Degree
3 81 (2.54%) Numerate Degree
4 66 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (1.88%) Security Cleared
6 49 (1.53%) CISSP
7 48 (1.50%) CCNP
8 43 (1.35%) CCNA
9 42 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (0.78%) PhD
11 23 (0.72%) SC Cleared
12 22 (0.69%) CEH
13 20 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (0.53%) DBS Check
14 17 (0.53%) ISTQB
14 17 (0.53%) MBA
15 15 (0.47%) AWS Certification
15 15 (0.47%) MCSE
16 14 (0.44%) CISM
16 14 (0.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (6.98%) QA
2 27 (0.85%) PMO
3 19 (0.59%) Data Quality
3 19 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 16 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.50%) SLA
5 11 (0.34%) NIST
6 9 (0.28%) GAMP
7 8 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (0.19%) GDPR
9 4 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.13%) MISRA
9 4 (0.13%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.094%) COBIT
10 3 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.094%) ISO 13485
10 3 (0.094%) ISO 26262
11 2 (0.063%) NCSC
11 2 (0.063%) RMADS
System Software
1 400 (12.52%) Docker
2 100 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 90 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (1.44%) Hyper-V
5 27 (0.85%) VirtualBox
6 19 (0.59%) vSphere
7 16 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (0.47%) Firmware
8 15 (0.47%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.19%) NFS
10 5 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.16%) XenApp
11 3 (0.094%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.094%) HDFS
12 1 (0.031%) KVM
12 1 (0.031%) LXC
12 1 (0.031%) vCloud
12 1 (0.031%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.031%) Xen
12 1 (0.031%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 254 (7.95%) Kubernetes
2 138 (4.32%) Puppet
3 126 (3.94%) Terraform
4 115 (3.60%) Ansible
5 71 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (0.91%) Mesos
7 24 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
8 23 (0.72%) SCCM
9 18 (0.56%) Salt
10 14 (0.44%) Packer
11 12 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
11 12 (0.38%) FortiGate
12 11 (0.34%) Cisco CME
12 11 (0.34%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
13 10 (0.31%) SCOM
14 9 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
14 9 (0.28%) Nagios
14 9 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
14 9 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 408 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 241 (7.55%) Oracle
3 157 (4.92%) Google
4 112 (3.51%) Cisco
5 107 (3.35%) VMware
6 92 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
7 78 (2.44%) Sage
8 58 (1.82%) Tableau
9 35 (1.10%) SAP
10 30 (0.94%) Citrix
11 28 (0.88%) Atlassian
11 28 (0.88%) ServiceNow
12 27 (0.85%) LogicMonitor
13 26 (0.81%) Juniper
14 25 (0.78%) IBM
15 24 (0.75%) Zend
16 23 (0.72%) Apple
16 23 (0.72%) Palo Alto
17 21 (0.66%) Fortinet
18 20 (0.63%) McAfee