Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 112 116
Rank change year-on-year -15 +4 -5
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 4,207 5,142 5,054
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.64% 2.87% 2.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.09% 11.93% 10.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3,421 3,892 4,390
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £24,725
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 37,945 43,094 48,744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.79% 24.02% 26.17%
Number of salaries quoted 27,880 33,119 38,973
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -13 3,928 £50,000 +5.26% 652
UK excluding London -4 2,170 £41,500 +3.75% 471
London -14 1,949 £60,000 +9.09% 232
South East -8 770 £40,000 - 139
East of England -16 343 £45,000 - 81
North of England +3 329 £40,000 -5.88% 87
Midlands +23 323 £40,000 +23.08% 63
South West +2 235 £39,000 -2.50% 52
North West +24 224 £42,000 -1.18% 45
West Midlands +23 216 £39,500 +31.67% 45
Scotland +24 146 £42,500 +11.84% 29
East Midlands +4 109 £40,000 +26.98% 18
Yorkshire +34 89 £37,500 -6.25% 29
Wales -2 47 £40,500 +62.00% 9
North East -40 15 £40,000 - 13
Northern Ireland -46 12 £31,500 -10.00% 12

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 4,157 (98.81%) Degree
2 3,927 (93.34%) Computer Science
3 1,515 (36.01%) Agile Software Development
4 1,331 (31.64%) Java
5 1,215 (28.88%) SQL
6 1,202 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 1,168 (27.76%) Finance
8 1,031 (24.51%) Software Engineering
9 907 (21.56%) C#
10 901 (21.42%) Python
11 842 (20.01%) HTML
12 759 (18.04%) .NET
13 735 (17.47%) Problem-Solving
14 702 (16.69%) CSS
15 682 (16.21%) Microsoft
16 680 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
17 674 (16.02%) Linux
18 670 (15.93%) Mathematics
19 653 (15.52%) SQL Server
20 545 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
21 528 (12.55%) AngularJS
22 519 (12.34%) OO
23 511 (12.15%) Windows
24 507 (12.05%) Test Automation
25 478 (11.36%) C++
26 466 (11.08%) Web Services
27 462 (10.98%) TDD
28 458 (10.89%) Git (software)
29 437 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
30 429 (10.20%) DevOps

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
1 159 (3.78%) Apache
2 152 (3.61%) Apache Spark
3 149 (3.54%) Elasticsearch
4 102 (2.42%) SharePoint
5 81 (1.93%) MS Exchange
6 76 (1.81%) Confluence
7 62 (1.47%) Tomcat
8 61 (1.45%) CMS
9 55 (1.31%) WebSphere
10 52 (1.24%) nginx
11 44 (1.05%) Ethereum
12 38 (0.90%) OpenStack
13 36 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
14 33 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
15 32 (0.76%) IIS
16 25 (0.59%) WordPress
17 24 (0.57%) WebLogic
18 19 (0.45%) Drupal
19 14 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
19 14 (0.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 128 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
2 92 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 25 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.095%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.095%) Camtasia
7 4 (0.095%) InVision
8 2 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.048%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.048%) Simulink
9 1 (0.024%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 64 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
3 19 (0.45%) Ripple
4 17 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
4 17 (0.40%) Magento
5 7 (0.17%) HFM
5 7 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
5 7 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.17%) Relativity
6 6 (0.14%) R3 Corda
6 6 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.14%) TrackWise
7 4 (0.095%) Scribe Insight
8 3 (0.071%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.071%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.071%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.048%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.048%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.048%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 680 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
2 545 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 148 (3.52%) Office 365
4 126 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
5 122 (2.90%) SaaS
6 112 (2.66%) GitHub
7 90 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 86 (2.04%) PaaS
9 73 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
10 63 (1.50%) IaaS
11 47 (1.12%) Amazon EMR
12 31 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
13 28 (0.67%) Amazon S3
13 28 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
14 21 (0.50%) npm
15 19 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
16 18 (0.43%) Serverless
17 15 (0.36%) G Suite
17 15 (0.36%) Google App Engine
18 14 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 269 (6.39%) Firewall
2 108 (2.57%) HTTP
3 96 (2.28%) TCP/IP
4 93 (2.21%) Internet
5 81 (1.93%) DNS
5 81 (1.93%) WAN
6 71 (1.69%) LAN
7 65 (1.55%) VPN
8 50 (1.19%) SSL
9 49 (1.16%) Network Security
9 49 (1.16%) SNMP
10 47 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
11 38 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
11 38 (0.90%) Wireless
12 34 (0.81%) OSPF
13 33 (0.78%) WebEx
14 32 (0.76%) DHCP
14 32 (0.76%) RS-232
15 31 (0.74%) SAN
16 30 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 653 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 349 (8.30%) Big Data
3 316 (7.51%) NoSQL
4 307 (7.30%) MySQL
5 240 (5.70%) Relational Database
6 194 (4.61%) MongoDB
7 183 (4.35%) Hadoop
8 135 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
9 104 (2.47%) Blockchain
10 82 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 78 (1.85%) Redis
12 77 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
13 65 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 61 (1.45%) Oracle Database
14 61 (1.45%) RDBMS
15 57 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
16 49 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
16 49 (1.16%) Flink
17 48 (1.14%) HBase
18 42 (1.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 458 (10.89%) Git (software)
2 288 (6.85%) JIRA
3 189 (4.49%) Jenkins
4 162 (3.85%) Visual Studio
5 143 (3.40%) Subversion
6 141 (3.35%) Selenium
7 122 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 116 (2.76%) Maven
9 114 (2.71%) JUnit
10 75 (1.78%) Eclipse
11 56 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
12 49 (1.16%) Gradle
12 49 (1.16%) WebDriver
13 40 (0.95%) Cucumber
14 39 (0.93%) NUnit
14 39 (0.93%) webpack
15 37 (0.88%) TeamCity
16 33 (0.78%) Ant
17 30 (0.71%) SpecFlow
18 29 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,168 (27.76%) Finance
2 293 (6.96%) Banking
3 218 (5.18%) Marketing
4 155 (3.68%) Telecoms
5 141 (3.35%) Games
6 135 (3.21%) Electronics
7 123 (2.92%) Manufacturing
8 122 (2.90%) Investment Banking
9 115 (2.73%) Retail
10 109 (2.59%) Financial Institution
11 103 (2.45%) Front Office
12 86 (2.04%) Law
13 67 (1.59%) Legal
14 62 (1.47%) Advertising
15 48 (1.14%) Publishing
16 45 (1.07%) Automotive
17 39 (0.93%) Back Office
18 26 (0.62%) French Language
19 22 (0.52%) German Language
20 21 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,767 (42.00%) Developer
2 512 (12.17%) Graduate
3 445 (10.58%) Java Developer
4 410 (9.75%) Software Engineer
5 350 (8.32%) Analyst
6 346 (8.22%) Software Developer
7 278 (6.61%) Graduate Developer
8 267 (6.35%) .NET Developer
9 263 (6.25%) Junior
10 234 (5.56%) C# Developer
11 233 (5.54%) Senior Developer
12 226 (5.37%) Architect
13 222 (5.28%) Consultant
14 188 (4.47%) Junior Developer
15 129 (3.07%) C# .NET Developer
16 104 (2.47%) Lead Developer
17 100 (2.38%) Full Stack Developer
17 100 (2.38%) Web Developer
18 95 (2.26%) Python Developer
19 92 (2.19%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 842 (20.01%) HTML
2 759 (18.04%) .NET
3 702 (16.69%) CSS
4 528 (12.55%) AngularJS
5 466 (11.08%) Web Services
6 341 (8.11%) RESTful
7 331 (7.87%) Spring
8 316 (7.51%) jQuery
9 312 (7.42%) ASP.NET
10 276 (6.56%) React
11 246 (5.85%) HTML5
12 238 (5.66%) Node.js
13 236 (5.61%) XML
14 226 (5.37%) REST
15 179 (4.25%) .NET Framework
16 171 (4.06%) Hibernate
17 158 (3.76%) ASP.NET Web API
18 149 (3.54%) Kafka
19 129 (3.07%) RabbitMQ
20 119 (2.83%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 437 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 237 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
3 226 (5.37%) User Experience
4 213 (5.06%) Mobile App
5 210 (4.99%) Algorithms
6 181 (4.30%) Management Information System
7 176 (4.18%) Fintech
8 147 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
9 140 (3.33%) Data Structures
10 133 (3.16%) Data Centre
11 90 (2.14%) Hedge funds
12 87 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
13 78 (1.85%) Fixed Income
14 63 (1.50%) Derivative
15 61 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
15 61 (1.45%) Virtual Team
16 42 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
17 36 (0.86%) Public Cloud
18 33 (0.78%) Equities
18 33 (0.78%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 674 (16.02%) Linux
2 511 (12.15%) Windows
3 221 (5.25%) Unix
4 126 (3.00%) Android
5 122 (2.90%) Windows Server
6 110 (2.61%) Apple iOS
7 57 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 57 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 47 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 40 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 36 (0.86%) Windows 10
11 29 (0.69%) CentOS
11 29 (0.69%) Mac OS X
12 25 (0.59%) Ubuntu
13 20 (0.48%) CoreOS
14 16 (0.38%) Debian
15 11 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
15 11 (0.26%) Windows 8
16 10 (0.24%) AIX
17 9 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,927 (93.34%) Computer Science
2 1,515 (36.01%) Agile Software Development
3 1,031 (24.51%) Software Engineering
4 735 (17.47%) Problem-Solving
5 670 (15.93%) Mathematics
6 519 (12.34%) OO
7 507 (12.05%) Test Automation
8 462 (10.98%) TDD
9 429 (10.20%) DevOps
10 407 (9.67%) Analytics
10 407 (9.67%) Continuous Integration
11 387 (9.20%) Scrum
12 321 (7.63%) SDLC
13 315 (7.49%) MVC
14 307 (7.30%) Web Development
15 278 (6.61%) Physics
16 277 (6.58%) Microservices
17 273 (6.49%) Open Source
18 244 (5.80%) Project Management
19 235 (5.59%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,331 (31.64%) Java
2 1,215 (28.88%) SQL
3 1,202 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 907 (21.56%) C#
5 901 (21.42%) Python
6 478 (11.36%) C++
7 289 (6.87%) PHP
8 241 (5.73%) C
9 167 (3.97%) Ruby
10 163 (3.87%) PowerShell
11 161 (3.83%) Scala
12 135 (3.21%) Perl
13 132 (3.14%) Java 8
14 130 (3.09%) TypeScript
15 127 (3.02%) Bash Shell
16 120 (2.85%) T-SQL
17 110 (2.61%) Go
18 95 (2.26%) Shell Script
19 76 (1.81%) ES6
20 49 (1.16%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 4,157 (98.81%) Degree
2 255 (6.06%) Master's Degree
3 140 (3.33%) Numerate Degree
4 133 (3.16%) CISSP
5 120 (2.85%) Cisco Certification
6 113 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 89 (2.12%) Security Cleared
8 87 (2.07%) MCSE
9 63 (1.50%) PhD
10 59 (1.40%) CCNP
11 52 (1.24%) CEH
12 51 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
13 50 (1.19%) ISTQB
14 48 (1.14%) CCNA
14 48 (1.14%) ISEB
15 46 (1.09%) MCP
16 44 (1.05%) CISM
17 43 (1.02%) PMI Certification
18 42 (1.00%) CISA
19 40 (0.95%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 248 (5.89%) QA
2 99 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 95 (2.26%) GDPR
4 34 (0.81%) SLA
5 33 (0.78%) PCI DSS
6 29 (0.69%) Data Quality
7 19 (0.45%) COBIT
8 18 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 16 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 16 (0.38%) SAS 70
10 13 (0.31%) GPG13
11 9 (0.21%) ECSS
11 9 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 7 (0.17%) GAMP
12 7 (0.17%) PMO
13 6 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 6 (0.14%) GxP
13 6 (0.14%) IFRS
13 6 (0.14%) MiFID
14 5 (0.12%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 326 (7.75%) Docker
2 212 (5.04%) Active Directory
3 137 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 73 (1.74%) Hyper-V
5 36 (0.86%) vSphere
6 28 (0.67%) iptables
7 26 (0.62%) HDFS
8 25 (0.59%) Firmware
9 20 (0.48%) Ceph
9 20 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (0.43%) VirtualBox
11 14 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 7 (0.17%) NFS
12 7 (0.17%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.14%) XenApp
14 5 (0.12%) Apache Flume
14 5 (0.12%) Snort
15 4 (0.095%) Samba
15 4 (0.095%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 165 (3.92%) Kubernetes
2 134 (3.19%) Ansible
3 89 (2.12%) Puppet
4 72 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
5 60 (1.43%) Terraform
6 37 (0.88%) SCCM
7 24 (0.57%) Backup Exec
8 21 (0.50%) Kibana
9 16 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
10 15 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
10 15 (0.36%) WSUS
11 14 (0.33%) Consul
11 14 (0.33%) HAProxy
12 12 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
13 11 (0.26%) Graphite
13 11 (0.26%) Mesos
13 11 (0.26%) Nagios
14 10 (0.24%) SCOM
14 10 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
14 10 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 682 (16.21%) Microsoft
2 320 (7.61%) Oracle
3 179 (4.25%) VMware
4 176 (4.18%) Google
5 156 (3.71%) Cisco
6 110 (2.61%) SAP
7 81 (1.93%) CheckPoint
7 81 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
8 79 (1.88%) HP
8 79 (1.88%) NetApp
9 66 (1.57%) EMC
10 61 (1.45%) F5
11 58 (1.38%) Tableau
12 57 (1.35%) Splunk
13 53 (1.26%) Citrix
14 52 (1.24%) Red Hat
15 45 (1.07%) Palo Alto
16 42 (1.00%) CA Agile Central
16 42 (1.00%) Dell
17 40 (0.95%) IBM