Period
to 21 January 2022

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 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 130 180 140
Rank change year-on-year +50 -40 -10
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 3,518 1,201 3,197
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.74% 1.90% 2.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.70% 9.38% 11.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,641 984 2,454
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £34,579
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £79,000 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 30,064 12,799 27,689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.39% 20.26% 21.92%
Number of salaries quoted 15,511 9,427 20,881
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,146 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.74% +9.21% -

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 21 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Top 17 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 2022. 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
Jobs
England +44 2,841 £60,000 +4.35% 458
London +44 1,526 £70,000 - 203
UK excluding London +33 1,425 £50,000 - 296
Work from Home +20 716 £65,000 +4.00% 85
South East +25 580 £50,000 - 69
East of England +23 244 £55,000 +4.76% 50
North of England -32 188 £47,500 - 68
Midlands -15 160 £40,000 -11.11% 50
West Midlands -13 108 £35,000 -26.32% 27
Scotland +13 102 £50,000 -9.50% 24
North West -27 101 £57,500 +9.52% 43
Yorkshire -23 81 £42,500 -5.56% 19
South West -52 79 £47,500 +26.67% 16
East Midlands -26 50 £43,750 +29.63% 23
Wales +3 48 £36,250 -23.28% 15
Northern Ireland -24 27 £55,000 +18.92% 4
North East -30 6 £45,000 +44.00% 6

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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 3,514 (99.89%) Degree
2 3,408 (96.87%) Computer Science
3 1,522 (43.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1,148 (32.63%) Social Skills
5 1,125 (31.98%) Software Engineering
6 1,096 (31.15%) JavaScript
7 977 (27.77%) AWS
8 958 (27.23%) Java
9 934 (26.55%) Python
10 921 (26.18%) Problem-Solving
11 856 (24.33%) SQL
12 776 (22.06%) Finance
13 682 (19.39%) Full Stack Development
14 671 (19.07%) Azure
15 669 (19.02%) CI/CD
16 635 (18.05%) C#
17 628 (17.85%) React
18 578 (16.43%) DevOps
19 576 (16.37%) Docker
20 556 (15.80%) Git (software)
21 533 (15.15%) AngularJS
22 529 (15.04%) TDD
23 516 (14.67%) Mentoring
24 504 (14.33%) Analytical Skills
25 502 (14.27%) CSS
26 497 (14.13%) Linux
27 492 (13.99%) HTML
27 492 (13.99%) Mathematics
28 485 (13.79%) .NET
29 471 (13.39%) Microservices

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
1 156 (4.43%) Apache Spark
2 149 (4.24%) SAS
3 129 (3.67%) Elasticsearch
4 107 (3.04%) CMS
5 83 (2.36%) SharePoint
6 80 (2.27%) Apache
7 49 (1.39%) Confluence
8 47 (1.34%) WordPress
9 43 (1.22%) Tomcat
10 40 (1.14%) IIS
11 37 (1.05%) Ethereum
12 30 (0.85%) Documentum
13 29 (0.82%) OpenStack
14 28 (0.80%) Apache Airflow
14 28 (0.80%) nginx
15 20 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
16 16 (0.45%) GemFire
16 16 (0.45%) Umbraco
17 15 (0.43%) Jupyter
18 12 (0.34%) Apache Pulsar
Applications
1 93 (2.64%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.40%) Simulink
6 11 (0.31%) Chatbot
6 11 (0.31%) Revit
7 10 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
8 9 (0.26%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.23%) Sketch
9 8 (0.23%) SPSS
10 7 (0.20%) MS Visio
11 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.11%) Stata
11 4 (0.11%) Zeplin
12 3 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.085%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.028%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 40 (1.14%) Magento
2 30 (0.85%) TrackWise
3 20 (0.57%) NetSuite
4 11 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
6 9 (0.26%) SAP APO
6 9 (0.26%) SAP CRM
7 7 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.14%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
8 5 (0.14%) RMDS
9 4 (0.11%) Maximo
9 4 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
10 3 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.085%) Shopify
11 2 (0.057%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.057%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 1 (0.028%) SAP Hybris
12 1 (0.028%) SAP IBP
12 1 (0.028%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 977 (27.77%) AWS
2 671 (19.07%) Azure
3 439 (12.48%) SaaS
4 270 (7.67%) GCP
5 239 (6.79%) Serverless
6 208 (5.91%) GitHub
7 105 (2.98%) Microsoft 365
8 100 (2.84%) Veeva
9 98 (2.79%) AWS Lambda
10 82 (2.33%) PaaS
11 71 (2.02%) Power Platform
12 70 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
13 64 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
14 59 (1.68%) Amazon S3
15 51 (1.45%) Amazon Kinesis
16 50 (1.42%) npm
17 45 (1.28%) Google Analytics
18 39 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
19 36 (1.02%) Slack
20 34 (0.97%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (2.64%) Firewall
2 84 (2.39%) DNS
3 74 (2.10%) Internet
4 64 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 55 (1.56%) WAN
6 51 (1.45%) Wireless
7 48 (1.36%) VPN
8 41 (1.17%) HTTP
9 36 (1.02%) DHCP
10 35 (0.99%) BGP
11 28 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
12 26 (0.74%) MQTT
13 25 (0.71%) Network Security
14 24 (0.68%) VLAN
15 17 (0.48%) LAN
15 17 (0.48%) SAN
16 15 (0.43%) Calico
16 15 (0.43%) DKIM
16 15 (0.43%) DMARC
17 13 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 378 (10.74%) NoSQL
2 314 (8.93%) SQL Server
3 291 (8.27%) Relational Database
4 271 (7.70%) PostgreSQL
5 263 (7.48%) MongoDB
6 256 (7.28%) MySQL
7 177 (5.03%) Big Data
8 95 (2.70%) Blockchain
9 94 (2.67%) Redis
10 93 (2.64%) Hadoop
11 77 (2.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 68 (1.93%) RDBMS
13 62 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
14 61 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
15 56 (1.59%) Power BI
16 50 (1.42%) DTS
17 44 (1.25%) Spotfire
18 43 (1.22%) Metadata
19 40 (1.14%) Tableau
20 38 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 556 (15.80%) Git (software)
2 355 (10.09%) Jenkins
3 236 (6.71%) JIRA
4 82 (2.33%) GitLab
4 82 (2.33%) Selenium
5 81 (2.30%) Visual Studio
6 75 (2.13%) JUnit
7 73 (2.08%) Maven
8 70 (1.99%) Bitbucket
9 46 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 45 (1.28%) Cucumber
10 45 (1.28%) Gradle
11 40 (1.14%) Postman
12 35 (0.99%) TeamCity
13 34 (0.97%) webpack
14 33 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
15 32 (0.91%) CircleCI
16 30 (0.85%) gulp
16 30 (0.85%) JMeter
17 28 (0.80%) Cypress.io
General
1 1,148 (32.63%) Social Skills
2 776 (22.06%) Finance
3 504 (14.33%) Analytical Skills
4 279 (7.93%) Pharmaceutical
5 184 (5.23%) Marketing
6 157 (4.46%) Banking
7 144 (4.09%) Games
8 135 (3.84%) Law
9 120 (3.41%) Organisational Skills
10 119 (3.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 108 (3.07%) Presentation Skills
12 107 (3.04%) Public Sector
12 107 (3.04%) Telecoms
13 105 (2.98%) Legal
14 101 (2.87%) Spanish Language
15 86 (2.44%) Manufacturing
16 76 (2.16%) Billing
17 75 (2.13%) Retail
18 72 (2.05%) French Language
19 67 (1.90%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,080 (30.70%) Developer
2 631 (17.94%) Software Engineer
3 311 (8.84%) Software Developer
4 266 (7.56%) Analyst
5 242 (6.88%) Full Stack Developer
6 224 (6.37%) Senior Software Engineer
7 183 (5.20%) Senior Developer
8 173 (4.92%) Architect
9 152 (4.32%) Java Developer
10 141 (4.01%) Graduate
11 137 (3.89%) Junior
12 116 (3.30%) Programmer
13 115 (3.27%) .NET Developer
14 114 (3.24%) Consultant
15 97 (2.76%) Java Engineer
16 84 (2.39%) C# Developer
17 82 (2.33%) Junior Developer
18 78 (2.22%) Data Engineer
19 75 (2.13%) Lead Developer
20 70 (1.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 628 (17.85%) React
2 533 (15.15%) AngularJS
3 502 (14.27%) CSS
4 492 (13.99%) HTML
5 485 (13.79%) .NET
6 402 (11.43%) Node.js
7 339 (9.64%) REST
8 332 (9.44%) Web Services
9 275 (7.82%) Spring
10 274 (7.79%) RESTful
11 232 (6.59%) Vue.js
12 211 (6.00%) XML
13 209 (5.94%) JSON
14 204 (5.80%) Kafka
15 181 (5.14%) HTML5
16 178 (5.06%) Spring Boot
17 142 (4.04%) .NET Core
18 139 (3.95%) ASP.NET
19 131 (3.72%) .NET Framework
20 128 (3.64%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 414 (11.77%) User Experience
2 327 (9.30%) Algorithms
3 253 (7.19%) Self-Motivation
4 251 (7.13%) Management Information System
5 197 (5.60%) Data Structures
6 154 (4.38%) Life Science
7 151 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
8 129 (3.67%) Cloud Native
9 106 (3.01%) Mobile App
10 93 (2.64%) Blog
11 82 (2.33%) Data Centre
12 79 (2.25%) Legacy Code
13 62 (1.76%) NHS
14 59 (1.68%) Virtual Team
15 57 (1.62%) e-Learning
16 55 (1.56%) Biotechnology
17 54 (1.53%) Public Cloud
18 53 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
19 49 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
20 48 (1.36%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 497 (14.13%) Linux
2 345 (9.81%) Windows
3 161 (4.58%) Android
4 129 (3.67%) Apple iOS
5 119 (3.38%) Unix
6 65 (1.85%) Windows Server
7 60 (1.71%) Windows Server 2016
8 57 (1.62%) Mac OS X
9 55 (1.56%) Windows 10
10 49 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 38 (1.08%) Mac OS
12 35 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
13 26 (0.74%) Debian
14 21 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (0.60%) Ubuntu
15 13 (0.37%) CentOS
15 13 (0.37%) Windows 7
15 13 (0.37%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
17 8 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,408 (96.87%) Computer Science
2 1,522 (43.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1,125 (31.98%) Software Engineering
4 921 (26.18%) Problem-Solving
5 682 (19.39%) Full Stack Development
6 669 (19.02%) CI/CD
7 578 (16.43%) DevOps
8 529 (15.04%) TDD
9 516 (14.67%) Mentoring
10 492 (13.99%) Mathematics
11 471 (13.39%) Microservices
12 396 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
13 387 (11.00%) Analytics
14 359 (10.20%) Project Management
15 337 (9.58%) Scrum
16 325 (9.24%) Test Automation
17 324 (9.21%) OO
18 319 (9.07%) Data Science
19 289 (8.21%) Statistics
20 276 (7.85%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,096 (31.15%) JavaScript
2 958 (27.23%) Java
3 934 (26.55%) Python
4 856 (24.33%) SQL
5 635 (18.05%) C#
6 392 (11.14%) C++
7 374 (10.63%) TypeScript
8 273 (7.76%) C
9 183 (5.20%) PHP
10 174 (4.95%) Go
11 137 (3.89%) Bash
12 121 (3.44%) PowerShell
13 110 (3.13%) Ruby
14 108 (3.07%) Scala
15 105 (2.98%) Kotlin
16 84 (2.39%) Shell Script
17 82 (2.33%) R
18 79 (2.25%) Objective-C
19 76 (2.16%) Java 8
20 69 (1.96%) Rust
Qualifications
1 3,514 (99.89%) Degree
2 398 (11.31%) Master's Degree
3 89 (2.53%) Security Cleared
4 68 (1.93%) Numerate Degree
5 55 (1.56%) PhD
6 38 (1.08%) SC Cleared
7 37 (1.05%) TOGAF Certification
8 36 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
9 33 (0.94%) CISSP
9 33 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 29 (0.82%) AWS Certification
10 29 (0.82%) CCNP
11 28 (0.80%) DBS Check
12 27 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
13 26 (0.74%) MCSE
14 25 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
15 24 (0.68%) CCNA
16 23 (0.65%) OCP
17 22 (0.63%) ISTQB
18 21 (0.60%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 311 (8.84%) QA
2 70 (1.99%) CDISC
3 65 (1.85%) GDPR
4 62 (1.76%) Accessibility
5 60 (1.71%) GxP
6 51 (1.45%) SLA
7 36 (1.02%) Data Quality
8 32 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 18 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
10 17 (0.48%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 15 (0.43%) NIST
12 11 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 10 (0.28%) Def Stans
13 10 (0.28%) MISRA
14 9 (0.26%) PCI DSS
15 8 (0.23%) ISO 9001
16 6 (0.17%) GRC
17 5 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
17 5 (0.14%) PMO
17 5 (0.14%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 576 (16.37%) Docker
2 90 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 79 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
5 43 (1.22%) Hyper-V
6 23 (0.65%) Firmware
7 14 (0.40%) vSphere
8 12 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 11 (0.31%) HDFS
10 9 (0.26%) LXC
11 8 (0.23%) BitLocker
12 7 (0.20%) KVM
13 5 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.11%) iptables
14 4 (0.11%) ProxySG
14 4 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.057%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.057%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.057%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.057%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 455 (12.93%) Kubernetes
2 274 (7.79%) Terraform
3 152 (4.32%) Ansible
4 77 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
5 49 (1.39%) Grafana
6 41 (1.17%) Puppet
7 32 (0.91%) Kibana
8 18 (0.51%) Istio
8 18 (0.51%) Prometheus
9 17 (0.48%) Amdocs OSS
10 16 (0.45%) SCCM
11 14 (0.40%) linkerd
12 12 (0.34%) Consul
12 12 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (0.28%) Opsview
13 10 (0.28%) ZABBIX
14 9 (0.26%) Cisco IPCC
14 9 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
15 8 (0.23%) Nagios
16 5 (0.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 372 (10.57%) Microsoft
2 246 (6.99%) Google
3 231 (6.57%) Oracle
4 100 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
5 86 (2.44%) VMware
6 85 (2.42%) Apple
7 77 (2.19%) SAP
8 56 (1.59%) Cisco
9 43 (1.22%) Red Hat
10 42 (1.19%) IBM
11 39 (1.11%) ServiceNow
12 36 (1.02%) Databricks
13 33 (0.94%) Okta
14 32 (0.91%) Workday
15 30 (0.85%) OpenText
16 29 (0.82%) Facebook
16 29 (0.82%) Xamarin
17 27 (0.77%) Atlassian
17 27 (0.77%) LogicMonitor
18 24 (0.68%) Palo Alto