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

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
2 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 160 136 131
Rank change year-on-year -24 -5 -19
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 1,159 3,431 4,177
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 2.56% 2.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.04% 11.39% 10.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,112 2,731 3,516
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £25,625
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% +7.32% +2.50%

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 11,547 30,130 38,023
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.53% 22.45% 23.78%
Number of salaries quoted 8,813 22,318 28,097
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -32 1,084 £60,000 +9.09% 296
London -23 559 £70,000 +7.69% 130
UK excluding London -40 550 £50,000 +13.64% 189
South East -35 226 £50,000 +11.11% 53
Work from Home +21 154 £60,000 +4.35% 56
North of England +50 107 £50,000 +17.65% 41
South West +40 74 £40,000 +4.75% 22
North West +37 68 £57,500 +38.55% 21
East of England +8 62 £55,500 +5.71% 26
Midlands -2 41 £51,250 +19.19% 23
Yorkshire +68 35 £43,750 -2.78% 5
West Midlands +15 30 £50,000 +25.00% 17
Scotland -14 18 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Northern Ireland +18 12 £42,500 -15.00% 9
East Midlands +26 11 £52,500 +16.67% 6
Isle of Man - 6 £52,500 -
Wales +34 5 £47,500 +45.04% 3
North East +10 4 £40,000 - 15

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 1,158 (99.91%) Degree
2 1,109 (95.69%) Computer Science
3 358 (30.89%) JavaScript
4 356 (30.72%) SQL
4 356 (30.72%) Python
5 355 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
6 328 (28.30%) Finance
7 321 (27.70%) Software Engineering
8 299 (25.80%) C#
9 297 (25.63%) Java
10 224 (19.33%) .NET
11 214 (18.46%) Git (software)
12 213 (18.38%) Problem-Solving
13 208 (17.95%) Mathematics
14 202 (17.43%) AWS
14 202 (17.43%) React
15 201 (17.34%) Azure
15 201 (17.34%) Linux
16 196 (16.91%) Analytical Skills
17 194 (16.74%) HTML
18 193 (16.65%) CSS
19 178 (15.36%) SQL Server
20 170 (14.67%) DevOps
21 165 (14.24%) Microsoft
22 164 (14.15%) Microservices
23 155 (13.37%) OO
24 154 (13.29%) Docker
25 143 (12.34%) TDD
26 141 (12.17%) C++
27 138 (11.91%) NoSQL

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 50 (4.31%) Apache Spark
2 22 (1.90%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.73%) Apache
4 19 (1.64%) CMS
5 18 (1.55%) Confluence
6 16 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
7 15 (1.29%) IIS
8 11 (0.95%) Apache Airflow
8 11 (0.95%) Luigi
8 11 (0.95%) MS Exchange
9 10 (0.86%) SAS
9 10 (0.86%) Skype for Business
10 8 (0.69%) nginx
11 7 (0.60%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.52%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.35%) Tornado
14 3 (0.26%) Mule
14 3 (0.26%) Red Hat Fuse
15 2 (0.17%) Apache Pulsar
15 2 (0.17%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 29 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.95%) Figma
4 7 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.17%) GNU Octave
6 2 (0.17%) Maya
7 1 (0.086%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.086%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.12%) Shopify
2 7 (0.60%) Magento
3 5 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.43%) Endur
4 4 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.35%) MoSes
5 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.26%) Findur
5 3 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.17%) Relativity
7 1 (0.086%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.086%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.086%) Infor LN
7 1 (0.086%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.086%) Odoo
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.086%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 202 (17.43%) AWS
2 201 (17.34%) Azure
3 70 (6.04%) SaaS
4 47 (4.06%) Power Platform
5 44 (3.80%) GCP
6 26 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
6 26 (2.24%) Dynamics 365
7 23 (1.98%) PaaS
8 22 (1.90%) GitHub
9 21 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (1.73%) Serverless
11 16 (1.38%) Office 365
12 15 (1.29%) npm
13 14 (1.21%) IaaS
14 13 (1.12%) Amazon S3
15 12 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
15 12 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
16 11 (0.95%) Logic Apps
17 9 (0.78%) Veeva
18 8 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.76%) Firewall
2 24 (2.07%) WAN
3 23 (1.98%) Internet
3 23 (1.98%) LAN
4 22 (1.90%) TCP/IP
5 21 (1.81%) HTTP
6 19 (1.64%) SAN
7 16 (1.38%) VPN
8 11 (0.95%) DNS
9 10 (0.86%) Skype
9 10 (0.86%) SNMP
10 8 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (0.69%) NetScaler
10 8 (0.69%) VoIP
11 6 (0.52%) MPLS
12 5 (0.43%) DHCP
12 5 (0.43%) SMTP
13 4 (0.35%) Network Security
14 3 (0.26%) BGP
14 3 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (15.36%) SQL Server
2 138 (11.91%) NoSQL
3 89 (7.68%) Relational Database
4 78 (6.73%) PostgreSQL
5 73 (6.30%) Big Data
6 64 (5.52%) Hadoop
7 60 (5.18%) MongoDB
8 58 (5.00%) MySQL
9 33 (2.85%) Power BI
10 30 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
11 27 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
12 24 (2.07%) Data Lake
12 24 (2.07%) Tableau
13 21 (1.81%) Apache Hive
14 20 (1.73%) Redis
15 19 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
15 19 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
16 18 (1.55%) Data Mining
17 17 (1.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 214 (18.46%) Git (software)
2 81 (6.99%) Jenkins
3 66 (5.69%) Selenium
4 54 (4.66%) JIRA
5 46 (3.97%) Visual Studio
6 23 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 23 (1.98%) Maven
7 20 (1.73%) JUnit
7 20 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (1.47%) Cucumber
8 17 (1.47%) Subversion
8 17 (1.47%) webpack
9 16 (1.38%) Mocha
10 15 (1.29%) TeamCity
11 10 (0.86%) GitLab
11 10 (0.86%) Mockito
11 10 (0.86%) RSpec
12 9 (0.78%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.69%) Grunt
13 8 (0.69%) Travis CI
General
1 328 (28.30%) Finance
2 66 (5.69%) Banking
3 48 (4.14%) Manufacturing
4 38 (3.28%) Games
4 38 (3.28%) Marketing
5 37 (3.19%) Front Office
6 35 (3.02%) Electronics
7 26 (2.24%) Retail
8 25 (2.16%) Law
8 25 (2.16%) Telecoms
9 20 (1.73%) Back Office
10 16 (1.38%) Investment Banking
10 16 (1.38%) Public Sector
11 15 (1.29%) Billing
12 11 (0.95%) Automotive
13 10 (0.86%) Advertising
13 10 (0.86%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.78%) German Language
15 8 (0.69%) Legal
16 5 (0.43%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 528 (45.56%) Developer
2 179 (15.44%) Software Engineer
3 147 (12.68%) Software Developer
4 96 (8.28%) Senior Developer
5 92 (7.94%) Junior
6 82 (7.08%) Graduate
7 77 (6.64%) Java Developer
8 64 (5.52%) Full Stack Developer
9 63 (5.44%) .NET Developer
10 57 (4.92%) Junior Developer
11 54 (4.66%) Analyst
12 52 (4.49%) Python Developer
13 51 (4.40%) C# Developer
13 51 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
14 50 (4.31%) Architect
15 46 (3.97%) Data Engineer
16 45 (3.88%) Graduate Developer
17 44 (3.80%) Python Engineer
18 42 (3.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 36 (3.11%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (19.33%) .NET
2 202 (17.43%) React
3 194 (16.74%) HTML
4 193 (16.65%) CSS
5 136 (11.73%) AngularJS
6 111 (9.58%) Node.js
7 107 (9.23%) Vue.js
8 85 (7.33%) .NET Core
9 81 (6.99%) REST
10 72 (6.21%) Spring
11 66 (5.69%) Kafka
12 64 (5.52%) HTML5
13 60 (5.18%) ASP.NET
14 58 (5.00%) jQuery
15 53 (4.57%) RESTful
15 53 (4.57%) Web Services
16 46 (3.97%) Django
17 45 (3.88%) JSON
18 39 (3.36%) Spring Boot
19 38 (3.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 196 (16.91%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (6.04%) Self-Motivation
3 69 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 67 (5.78%) Algorithms
5 59 (5.09%) Greenfield Project
6 56 (4.83%) Hedge funds
7 55 (4.75%) Data Structures
8 54 (4.66%) Mobile App
9 48 (4.14%) User Experience
10 34 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
11 28 (2.42%) Fixed Income
12 22 (1.90%) Analytical Mindset
12 22 (1.90%) Data Centre
12 22 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 21 (1.81%) Public Cloud
14 17 (1.47%) Video\Live Streaming
15 16 (1.38%) Media Streaming
16 15 (1.29%) Equities
17 14 (1.21%) PMI
17 14 (1.21%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 201 (17.34%) Linux
2 87 (7.51%) Windows
3 36 (3.11%) Android
4 33 (2.85%) Apple iOS
5 31 (2.67%) Unix
6 26 (2.24%) Windows Server
7 15 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.21%) Windows Server 2016
9 12 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.95%) Windows 10
11 9 (0.78%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.69%) CentOS
13 6 (0.52%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
15 1 (0.086%) AIX
15 1 (0.086%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.086%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.086%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.086%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,109 (95.69%) Computer Science
2 355 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
3 321 (27.70%) Software Engineering
4 213 (18.38%) Problem-Solving
5 208 (17.95%) Mathematics
6 170 (14.67%) DevOps
7 164 (14.15%) Microservices
8 155 (13.37%) OO
9 143 (12.34%) TDD
10 111 (9.58%) Scrum
11 109 (9.40%) Analytics
12 106 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
13 104 (8.97%) Test Automation
14 99 (8.54%) Mentoring
15 97 (8.37%) Physics
16 94 (8.11%) Fintech
17 93 (8.02%) Project Management
18 72 (6.21%) OOP
18 72 (6.21%) Unit Testing
19 69 (5.95%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 358 (30.89%) JavaScript
2 356 (30.72%) Python
2 356 (30.72%) SQL
3 299 (25.80%) C#
4 297 (25.63%) Java
5 141 (12.17%) C++
6 76 (6.56%) TypeScript
7 63 (5.44%) PHP
8 56 (4.83%) Go
9 52 (4.49%) C
10 36 (3.11%) PowerShell
10 36 (3.11%) Scala
11 34 (2.93%) Shell Script
12 33 (2.85%) Kotlin
13 32 (2.76%) Java 8
14 31 (2.67%) Ruby
15 26 (2.24%) R
16 25 (2.16%) T-SQL
17 21 (1.81%) ES6
17 21 (1.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,158 (99.91%) Degree
2 102 (8.80%) Master's Degree
3 34 (2.93%) PhD
4 27 (2.33%) Numerate Degree
4 27 (2.33%) Security Cleared
5 21 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
7 16 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (1.38%) PMI Certification
8 15 (1.29%) SC Cleared
9 11 (0.95%) CCNA
10 10 (0.86%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.69%) CISSP
11 8 (0.69%) CTC Cleared
11 8 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (0.60%) CISM
12 7 (0.60%) MCSE
13 6 (0.52%) CCIE
13 6 (0.52%) CEH
13 6 (0.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (7.33%) QA
2 20 (1.73%) SLA
3 14 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.12%) ISO 9001
5 12 (1.04%) GDPR
6 9 (0.78%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.60%) ISO 13485
8 5 (0.43%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.26%) EMIR
9 3 (0.26%) MiFID
9 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.17%) GAMP
10 2 (0.17%) NCSC
10 2 (0.17%) NIST
10 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.17%) WCAG
11 1 (0.086%) DICOM
11 1 (0.086%) HL7
11 1 (0.086%) PMO
11 1 (0.086%) UCITS
System Software
1 154 (13.29%) Docker
2 25 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.55%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.52%) Firmware
5 6 (0.52%) RHEV
6 3 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.26%) vSphere
6 3 (0.26%) Xen
7 2 (0.17%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.17%) Postfix
7 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.17%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.086%) LXC
8 1 (0.086%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.086%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.086%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.086%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 133 (11.48%) Kubernetes
2 58 (5.00%) Ansible
3 32 (2.76%) Puppet
4 30 (2.59%) Terraform
5 14 (1.21%) Prometheus
6 11 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (0.69%) HP Data Protector
7 8 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.52%) Grafana
8 6 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.43%) Nagios
10 4 (0.35%) Rundeck
11 3 (0.26%) Graphite
11 3 (0.26%) Kibana
11 3 (0.26%) logstash
11 3 (0.26%) SCCM
11 3 (0.26%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.26%) Zipkin
12 2 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 165 (14.24%) Microsoft
2 48 (4.14%) Oracle
3 40 (3.45%) Google
4 36 (3.11%) VMware
5 35 (3.02%) Salesforce.com
6 34 (2.93%) SAP
7 22 (1.90%) Cisco
7 22 (1.90%) Databricks
8 21 (1.81%) Apple
9 13 (1.12%) Juniper
10 12 (1.04%) ServiceNow
11 10 (0.86%) Siebel
12 9 (0.78%) Atlassian
12 9 (0.78%) CheckPoint
12 9 (0.78%) HP
12 9 (0.78%) IBM
12 9 (0.78%) Sophos
13 8 (0.69%) Autodesk
13 8 (0.69%) MobileIron
13 8 (0.69%) SolarWinds