Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 115 104
Rank change year-on-year -9 -11 +10
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 4,713 4,836 5,839
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.69% 2.73% 2.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.33% 11.04% 10.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3,695 3,806 4,902
UK median annual salary £47,218 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.93% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 41,614 43,822 55,111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.77% 24.72% 27.15%
Number of salaries quoted 30,986 33,927 44,411
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -7 4,515 £47,500 +5.56% 659
UK excluding London +7 2,536 £42,500 +6.25% 441
London -9 2,134 £55,000 - 263
South East +27 885 £41,500 +10.67% 114
Midlands +43 494 £43,086 +41.26% 56
East of England -7 471 £47,500 +18.75% 75
West Midlands +72 384 £43,086 +43.62% 30
North of England -32 311 £40,000 -1.23% 106
South West -44 235 £40,000 - 44
North West +32 219 £42,000 -1.18% 74
East Midlands -7 109 £45,000 +50.00% 26
Scotland -51 93 £35,000 -4.13% 27
Yorkshire -42 79 £25,000 -35.48% 27
Wales -12 30 £46,250 +35.34% 11
Northern Ireland +11 25 £31,500 - 8
North East -74 12 £35,000 -17.65% 5

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 4,644 (98.54%) Degree
2 4,332 (91.92%) Computer Science
3 1,615 (34.27%) Agile Software Development
4 1,549 (32.87%) Java
5 1,374 (29.15%) SQL
6 1,335 (28.33%) JavaScript
7 1,254 (26.61%) Finance
8 1,237 (26.25%) Software Engineering
9 1,087 (23.06%) C#
10 1,015 (21.54%) HTML
11 894 (18.97%) Problem-Solving
12 876 (18.59%) Python
13 849 (18.01%) .NET
14 828 (17.57%) CSS
15 768 (16.30%) OO
16 753 (15.98%) Microsoft
17 751 (15.93%) Linux
18 740 (15.70%) C++
19 729 (15.47%) SQL Server
20 700 (14.85%) Mathematics
21 647 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
22 625 (13.26%) Amazon AWS
23 621 (13.18%) Windows
24 603 (12.79%) AngularJS
25 574 (12.18%) TDD
26 461 (9.78%) MVC
27 452 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
28 445 (9.44%) Banking
29 434 (9.21%) Web Services
29 434 (9.21%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 138 (2.93%) Apache Spark
2 126 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 123 (2.61%) Tomcat
4 111 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
5 104 (2.21%) Apache
6 100 (2.12%) CMS
7 64 (1.36%) IIS
8 58 (1.23%) JBoss
9 53 (1.12%) WebSphere
10 50 (1.06%) MS Exchange
11 40 (0.85%) nginx
12 38 (0.81%) Umbraco
12 38 (0.81%) WebLogic
13 36 (0.76%) Ethereum
13 36 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
14 34 (0.72%) Drupal
15 32 (0.68%) OpenStack
16 30 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 27 (0.57%) WordPress
18 24 (0.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 140 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 140 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 39 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 11 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.15%) Acrobat
8 6 (0.13%) Maya
9 5 (0.11%) NUKE
9 5 (0.11%) Simulink
9 5 (0.11%) SPSS
10 4 (0.085%) Houdini
11 3 (0.064%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.064%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.064%) Revit
12 2 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.042%) Blender
13 1 (0.021%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 49 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 23 (0.49%) Distributed Ledger
4 19 (0.40%) Ripple
5 15 (0.32%) Magento
6 13 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (0.23%) NetSuite
7 11 (0.23%) Relativity
8 10 (0.21%) Ringtail
9 9 (0.19%) Veritas eDiscovery
10 6 (0.13%) Sentinel
10 6 (0.13%) TrackWise
11 5 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
12 4 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
12 4 (0.085%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 4 (0.085%) Sage CRM
12 4 (0.085%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 3 (0.064%) Eloqua
13 3 (0.064%) Primavera
13 3 (0.064%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 625 (13.26%) Amazon AWS
2 434 (9.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 173 (3.67%) SaaS
4 103 (2.19%) Office 365
5 78 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
6 68 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
7 67 (1.42%) PaaS
8 62 (1.32%) GitHub
9 56 (1.19%) IaaS
10 45 (0.95%) Amazon S3
11 34 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
12 20 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 20 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
12 20 (0.42%) Route 53
13 19 (0.40%) Serverless
14 17 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 17 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 16 (0.34%) npm
16 15 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 15 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 275 (5.83%) Firewall
2 146 (3.10%) TCP/IP
3 125 (2.65%) Internet
4 109 (2.31%) DNS
5 98 (2.08%) HTTP
6 94 (1.99%) WAN
7 69 (1.46%) Network Security
8 64 (1.36%) OSPF
9 63 (1.34%) LAN
10 62 (1.32%) DHCP
11 61 (1.29%) VPN
12 56 (1.19%) Wireless
13 53 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
14 50 (1.06%) BGP
15 45 (0.95%) SSL
16 43 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
17 37 (0.79%) MPLS
18 34 (0.72%) Bluetooth
18 34 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
18 34 (0.72%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 729 (15.47%) SQL Server
2 356 (7.55%) Big Data
3 340 (7.21%) Relational Database
4 291 (6.17%) MySQL
5 253 (5.37%) NoSQL
6 173 (3.67%) MongoDB
7 140 (2.97%) Hadoop
8 136 (2.89%) Blockchain
9 119 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
10 81 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
11 73 (1.55%) Oracle Database
12 68 (1.44%) RDBMS
12 68 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 66 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 60 (1.27%) Data Lake
15 57 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
16 51 (1.08%) DB2
17 47 (1.00%) Redis
18 43 (0.91%) Data Mining
19 41 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 419 (8.89%) Git (software)
2 222 (4.71%) Jenkins
3 170 (3.61%) Visual Studio
4 167 (3.54%) Subversion
5 163 (3.46%) Maven
6 154 (3.27%) JIRA
7 126 (2.67%) Selenium
8 114 (2.42%) Eclipse
9 112 (2.38%) JUnit
10 96 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
11 72 (1.53%) Gradle
12 70 (1.49%) NUnit
13 62 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
14 59 (1.25%) Cucumber
15 53 (1.12%) TeamCity
16 43 (0.91%) MSTest
17 42 (0.89%) Ant
18 36 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 36 (0.76%) WebDriver
19 33 (0.70%) gulp
General
1 1,254 (26.61%) Finance
2 445 (9.44%) Banking
3 241 (5.11%) Investment Banking
4 188 (3.99%) Financial Institution
5 181 (3.84%) Telecoms
6 177 (3.76%) Marketing
7 160 (3.39%) Electronics
8 129 (2.74%) Retail
9 122 (2.59%) Games
10 118 (2.50%) Front Office
11 112 (2.38%) Manufacturing
12 87 (1.85%) Law
13 73 (1.55%) Legal
14 62 (1.32%) Advertising
15 56 (1.19%) German Language
16 47 (1.00%) French Language
17 43 (0.91%) Automotive
18 42 (0.89%) Publishing
19 25 (0.53%) Spanish Language
20 22 (0.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2,051 (43.52%) Developer
2 648 (13.75%) Graduate
3 529 (11.22%) Java Developer
4 520 (11.03%) Software Engineer
5 443 (9.40%) Software Developer
6 380 (8.06%) Analyst
7 346 (7.34%) Graduate Developer
8 315 (6.68%) .NET Developer
9 308 (6.54%) Senior Developer
10 296 (6.28%) Junior
11 270 (5.73%) C# Developer
12 249 (5.28%) Consultant
13 193 (4.10%) Junior Developer
14 192 (4.07%) Architect
15 182 (3.86%) C# .NET Developer
16 139 (2.95%) Java Engineer
17 135 (2.86%) Senior Software Engineer
18 128 (2.72%) Senior Java Developer
19 123 (2.61%) C++ Software Engineer
20 120 (2.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,015 (21.54%) HTML
2 849 (18.01%) .NET
3 828 (17.57%) CSS
4 603 (12.79%) AngularJS
5 434 (9.21%) Web Services
6 419 (8.89%) jQuery
7 397 (8.42%) ASP.NET
8 332 (7.04%) XML
9 314 (6.66%) RESTful
10 311 (6.60%) React
11 298 (6.32%) Spring
12 293 (6.22%) HTML5
13 237 (5.03%) REST
14 203 (4.31%) JSON
15 202 (4.29%) Node.js
16 181 (3.84%) .NET Framework
17 149 (3.16%) Hibernate
18 145 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
19 139 (2.95%) CSS3
20 132 (2.80%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4,332 (91.92%) Computer Science
2 647 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
3 354 (7.51%) Self-Motivation
4 277 (5.88%) Algorithms
5 258 (5.47%) User Experience
6 215 (4.56%) Data Centre
7 212 (4.50%) Management Information System
8 207 (4.39%) Mobile App
9 187 (3.97%) Data Structures
10 185 (3.93%) Fintech
11 173 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
12 139 (2.95%) Cyberthreat
13 126 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
14 101 (2.14%) Fixed Income
15 85 (1.80%) Hedge funds
16 66 (1.40%) Client/Server
17 50 (1.06%) CMDB
18 49 (1.04%) N-Tier
19 44 (0.93%) Public Cloud
20 41 (0.87%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 751 (15.93%) Linux
2 621 (13.18%) Windows
3 315 (6.68%) Unix
4 162 (3.44%) Windows Server
5 118 (2.50%) Android
6 73 (1.55%) Apple iOS
7 62 (1.32%) Windows 10
8 54 (1.15%) Windows 7
9 53 (1.12%) Mac OS X
10 43 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 43 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (0.59%) CentOS
13 24 (0.51%) AIX
13 24 (0.51%) Debian
14 23 (0.49%) Solaris
15 17 (0.36%) CoreOS
16 16 (0.34%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.28%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,615 (34.27%) Agile Software Development
2 1,237 (26.25%) Software Engineering
3 894 (18.97%) Problem-Solving
4 768 (16.30%) OO
5 700 (14.85%) Mathematics
6 574 (12.18%) TDD
7 461 (9.78%) MVC
8 452 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
9 420 (8.91%) SDLC
10 403 (8.55%) DevOps
10 403 (8.55%) Test Automation
11 401 (8.51%) Scrum
12 391 (8.30%) Web Development
13 349 (7.41%) Analytics
14 347 (7.36%) ITIL
15 307 (6.51%) Machine Learning
16 295 (6.26%) Mentoring
17 272 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
18 270 (5.73%) OOP
19 264 (5.60%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 1,549 (32.87%) Java
2 1,374 (29.15%) SQL
3 1,335 (28.33%) JavaScript
4 1,087 (23.06%) C#
5 876 (18.59%) Python
6 740 (15.70%) C++
7 334 (7.09%) PHP
8 294 (6.24%) C
9 148 (3.14%) Ruby
10 145 (3.08%) Java 8
11 140 (2.97%) Perl
11 140 (2.97%) Scala
12 131 (2.78%) T-SQL
13 117 (2.48%) PowerShell
14 102 (2.16%) Bash Shell
15 100 (2.12%) Shell Script
16 86 (1.82%) Go
17 66 (1.40%) VBA
18 60 (1.27%) TypeScript
19 52 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4,644 (98.54%) Degree
2 426 (9.04%) Master's Degree
3 154 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 146 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
5 138 (2.93%) Numerate Degree
6 116 (2.46%) CISSP
7 105 (2.23%) CCNP
8 101 (2.14%) MCSE
9 86 (1.82%) Security Cleared
10 80 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
11 77 (1.63%) PhD
12 67 (1.42%) CCNA
13 61 (1.29%) MCP
14 58 (1.23%) CEH
15 54 (1.15%) CCIE
16 46 (0.98%) CISM
17 43 (0.91%) ISEB
18 41 (0.87%) PMI Certification
19 35 (0.74%) ISTQB
19 35 (0.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 286 (6.07%) QA
2 96 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 80 (1.70%) SLA
4 66 (1.40%) GDPR
5 43 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 29 (0.62%) Data Quality
7 18 (0.38%) GPG13
8 16 (0.34%) MiFID
9 15 (0.32%) MISRA
10 14 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 12 (0.25%) GCP
11 12 (0.25%) GxP
11 12 (0.25%) PMO
12 11 (0.23%) MISRA C
13 10 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
13 10 (0.21%) ECSS
14 8 (0.17%) Def Stans
14 8 (0.17%) ISO 9001
15 6 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 6 (0.13%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 279 (5.92%) Docker
2 196 (4.16%) Active Directory
3 138 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
5 52 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
6 47 (1.00%) Hyper-V
7 41 (0.87%) Firmware
8 34 (0.72%) XenApp
9 33 (0.70%) vSphere
10 27 (0.57%) HDFS
11 25 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
12 24 (0.51%) XenDesktop
13 17 (0.36%) Ceph
14 13 (0.28%) Xen
15 12 (0.25%) Snort
16 11 (0.23%) VMware NSX
17 8 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 7 (0.15%) Apache Flume
18 7 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
18 7 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 115 (2.44%) Kubernetes
2 109 (2.31%) Ansible
3 72 (1.53%) Puppet
4 66 (1.40%) SCCM
5 58 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (0.81%) SCVMM
7 34 (0.72%) Kibana
8 28 (0.59%) Terraform
9 26 (0.55%) Nagios
10 23 (0.49%) vCenter Server
10 23 (0.49%) vMotion
11 18 (0.38%) Salt
12 17 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
13 16 (0.34%) logstash
14 15 (0.32%) WSUS
15 13 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
16 12 (0.25%) Suricata
17 11 (0.23%) Cacti
17 11 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 10 (0.21%) Oozie
Vendors
1 753 (15.98%) Microsoft
2 431 (9.14%) Oracle
3 208 (4.41%) VMware
4 170 (3.61%) Cisco
5 155 (3.29%) Google
6 134 (2.84%) Citrix
7 116 (2.46%) SAP
8 107 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
9 92 (1.95%) IBM
10 77 (1.63%) Tableau
11 73 (1.55%) CheckPoint
12 59 (1.25%) HP
13 57 (1.21%) Red Hat
14 52 (1.10%) Splunk
14 52 (1.10%) Xamarin
15 44 (0.93%) Twitter
16 43 (0.91%) Palo Alto
17 40 (0.85%) BMC
17 40 (0.85%) Remedy
18 38 (0.81%) Juniper