Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 116 108
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8 +1
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 5092 5239 5929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.91% 2.73% 2.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.01% 10.36% 9.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3866 4484 5076
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.68%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%

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 42411 50574 59670
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.25% 26.36% 27.40%
Number of salaries quoted 32595 40691 47603
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 17 October 2017.

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 17 October 2017. 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 +11 4799 £45,000 - 448
UK excluding London -4 2565 £40,000 +3.90% 218
London +11 2484 £55,000 - 243
South East -23 795 £37,500 -6.25% 56
East of England +2 486 £42,500 +6.25% 41
North of England +45 388 £42,500 +13.33% 49
Midlands -21 366 £32,500 -2.99% 28
South West +21 330 £40,000 +6.67% 31
West Midlands -26 255 £30,000 -11.76% 15
North West +19 210 £42,500 +13.33% 33
Scotland -35 135 £37,750 -13.71% 8
East Midlands +23 134 £30,000 -10.45% 13
Yorkshire +39 121 £37,500 +7.14% 14
Northern Ireland +10 60 £37,500 -25.00% 2
North East +34 57 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Wales -5 45 £24,500 -2.00% 3

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 5037 (98.92%) Degree
2 4821 (94.68%) Computer Science
3 1946 (38.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1706 (33.50%) Java
5 1458 (28.63%) JavaScript
6 1444 (28.36%) Finance
7 1349 (26.49%) SQL
8 1329 (26.10%) Software Engineering
9 1189 (23.35%) HTML
10 1105 (21.70%) C#
11 978 (19.21%) CSS
12 932 (18.30%) .NET
13 906 (17.79%) Linux
14 900 (17.67%) Python
15 891 (17.50%) C++
16 834 (16.38%) Scrum
17 832 (16.34%) Microsoft
18 809 (15.89%) Analytical Skills
19 796 (15.63%) SQL Server
20 752 (14.77%) OO
21 738 (14.49%) Windows
22 698 (13.71%) Oracle
23 640 (12.57%) SDLC
24 633 (12.43%) AngularJS
25 627 (12.31%) Mathematics
26 617 (12.12%) TDD
27 598 (11.74%) Git (software)
28 573 (11.25%) Banking
29 558 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
30 535 (10.51%) Web Services

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
1 133 (2.61%) Apache Spark
2 131 (2.57%) Apache
3 124 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
4 107 (2.10%) Tomcat
5 96 (1.89%) Confluence
6 80 (1.57%) SharePoint
7 79 (1.55%) IIS
8 65 (1.28%) JBoss
9 53 (1.04%) OpenStack
10 52 (1.02%) CMS
11 51 (1.00%) nginx
12 44 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 33 (0.65%) WebSphere
14 30 (0.59%) Ethereum
14 30 (0.59%) Hyperledger
15 28 (0.55%) WebLogic
16 26 (0.51%) Apache Solr
17 23 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
18 22 (0.43%) eris
19 21 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 131 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
2 126 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 31 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.079%) Simulink
7 3 (0.059%) SPSS
8 2 (0.039%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.039%) Doxygen
8 2 (0.039%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.020%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.020%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.020%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.020%) Houdini
9 1 (0.020%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.020%) Maya
9 1 (0.020%) Revit
9 1 (0.020%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 41 (0.81%) Magento
2 24 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
4 10 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 10 (0.20%) SAP ERP
4 10 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 8 (0.16%) SAP CO
6 8 (0.16%) SAP FI
6 8 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
7 7 (0.14%) assyst
7 7 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.12%) SAP SD
9 5 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.079%) Endur
10 4 (0.079%) Oracle 11i
10 4 (0.079%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.079%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.079%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.079%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 558 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
2 278 (5.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 200 (3.93%) SaaS
4 154 (3.02%) GitHub
5 72 (1.41%) Office 365
6 64 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
7 54 (1.06%) PaaS
8 48 (0.94%) IaaS
9 44 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
10 33 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
11 26 (0.51%) Amazon S3
12 22 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
13 19 (0.37%) Google Play
13 19 (0.37%) OpenShift
14 18 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 18 (0.35%) Datadog
15 16 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
15 16 (0.31%) npm
16 15 (0.29%) Force.com
17 12 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 151 (2.97%) Firewall
2 130 (2.55%) TCP/IP
3 125 (2.45%) Internet
4 89 (1.75%) DNS
5 86 (1.69%) HTTP
6 71 (1.39%) WAN
7 69 (1.36%) DHCP
8 63 (1.24%) LAN
9 54 (1.06%) VPN
10 49 (0.96%) Network Security
11 44 (0.86%) BGP
12 43 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
13 41 (0.81%) OSPF
13 41 (0.81%) SAN
14 39 (0.77%) VoIP
15 36 (0.71%) Skype
16 33 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
17 29 (0.57%) Wireless
18 28 (0.55%) MPLS
18 28 (0.55%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 796 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 370 (7.27%) MySQL
3 333 (6.54%) Relational Database
4 303 (5.95%) NoSQL
5 227 (4.46%) Oracle Database
6 209 (4.10%) Big Data
7 188 (3.69%) MongoDB
8 137 (2.69%) RDBMS
9 132 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
10 126 (2.47%) Hadoop
11 120 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
12 88 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
13 80 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 77 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 67 (1.32%) Redis
16 54 (1.06%) Data Mining
17 52 (1.02%) Blockchain
18 51 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
19 49 (0.96%) HBase
20 41 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 598 (11.74%) Git (software)
2 343 (6.74%) Jenkins
3 278 (5.46%) JIRA
4 198 (3.89%) Selenium
5 181 (3.55%) Maven
6 178 (3.50%) Subversion
7 145 (2.85%) Visual Studio
8 117 (2.30%) Eclipse
8 117 (2.30%) JUnit
9 100 (1.96%) Cucumber
10 88 (1.73%) WebDriver
11 80 (1.57%) Gradle
12 75 (1.47%) NUnit
12 75 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
13 65 (1.28%) TeamCity
14 63 (1.24%) SoapUI
15 57 (1.12%) Bitbucket
15 57 (1.12%) JMeter
16 56 (1.10%) gulp
17 48 (0.94%) Grunt
General
1 1444 (28.36%) Finance
2 573 (11.25%) Banking
3 501 (9.84%) Retail
4 397 (7.80%) Investment Banking
5 335 (6.58%) Retail Banking
6 312 (6.13%) Marketing
7 270 (5.30%) Telecoms
8 216 (4.24%) Electronics
9 183 (3.59%) Games
10 160 (3.14%) Manufacturing
11 92 (1.81%) Advertising
12 79 (1.55%) Legal
13 76 (1.49%) Front Office
13 76 (1.49%) Publishing
14 71 (1.39%) Automotive
15 47 (0.92%) Financial Institution
16 40 (0.79%) Aerospace
17 26 (0.51%) Back Office
17 26 (0.51%) Digital Economy
18 22 (0.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 2219 (43.58%) Developer
2 603 (11.84%) Java Developer
3 576 (11.31%) Graduate
4 563 (11.06%) Software Engineer
5 470 (9.23%) Analyst
6 437 (8.58%) Software Developer
7 381 (7.48%) Junior
8 336 (6.60%) .NET Developer
9 308 (6.05%) Architect
10 295 (5.79%) Senior Developer
11 286 (5.62%) Graduate Developer
12 281 (5.52%) C# Developer
13 241 (4.73%) Junior Developer
14 193 (3.79%) C++ Software Engineer
15 173 (3.40%) JavaScript Developer
16 167 (3.28%) C# .NET Developer
17 162 (3.18%) Java Engineer
18 138 (2.71%) SQL Developer
19 135 (2.65%) C++ Developer
20 121 (2.38%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1189 (23.35%) HTML
2 978 (19.21%) CSS
3 932 (18.30%) .NET
4 633 (12.43%) AngularJS
5 535 (10.51%) Web Services
6 480 (9.43%) ASP.NET
7 449 (8.82%) HTML5
8 427 (8.39%) Spring
9 418 (8.21%) jQuery
10 402 (7.89%) XML
11 359 (7.05%) REST
12 271 (5.32%) .NET Framework
13 263 (5.16%) Node.js
14 261 (5.13%) RESTful
15 260 (5.11%) Hibernate
16 243 (4.77%) React
17 224 (4.40%) JSON
18 201 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC
19 180 (3.53%) SOAP
20 146 (2.87%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4821 (94.68%) Computer Science
2 809 (15.89%) Analytical Skills
3 449 (8.82%) Management Information System
4 299 (5.87%) User Experience
5 280 (5.50%) Algorithms
6 256 (5.03%) Mobile App
7 167 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
8 147 (2.89%) Fintech
9 137 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
10 117 (2.30%) Data Structures
11 113 (2.22%) Client/Server
12 87 (1.71%) Data Centre
13 79 (1.55%) Hedge funds
14 62 (1.22%) iPad
15 51 (1.00%) Derivative
15 51 (1.00%) Replication
16 48 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 46 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
18 40 (0.79%) Virtual Team
19 39 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 906 (17.79%) Linux
2 738 (14.49%) Windows
3 412 (8.09%) Unix
4 269 (5.28%) Android
5 240 (4.71%) Apple iOS
6 187 (3.67%) Windows Server
7 75 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 71 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 60 (1.18%) Windows 10
10 38 (0.75%) Mac OS X
11 32 (0.63%) Windows 7
12 30 (0.59%) Mac OS
13 24 (0.47%) Ubuntu
14 23 (0.45%) CentOS
15 22 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
15 22 (0.43%) Windows XP
16 20 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 19 (0.37%) Windows 8
18 17 (0.33%) Debian
18 17 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1946 (38.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1329 (26.10%) Software Engineering
3 834 (16.38%) Scrum
4 752 (14.77%) OO
5 640 (12.57%) SDLC
6 627 (12.31%) Mathematics
7 617 (12.12%) TDD
8 510 (10.02%) Continuous Integration
9 503 (9.88%) MVC
10 492 (9.66%) Test Automation
11 451 (8.86%) Web Development
12 411 (8.07%) Open Source
13 404 (7.93%) Project Management
14 371 (7.29%) Asset Management
15 352 (6.91%) Analytics
15 352 (6.91%) DevOps
16 344 (6.76%) Wealth Management
17 332 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
18 328 (6.44%) OOP
19 320 (6.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1706 (33.50%) Java
2 1458 (28.63%) JavaScript
3 1349 (26.49%) SQL
4 1105 (21.70%) C#
5 900 (17.67%) Python
6 891 (17.50%) C++
7 347 (6.81%) C
8 297 (5.83%) PHP
9 227 (4.46%) Perl
10 217 (4.26%) Ruby
11 154 (3.02%) R
12 152 (2.99%) Shell Script
13 148 (2.91%) T-SQL
14 140 (2.75%) Scala
15 112 (2.20%) PowerShell
16 110 (2.16%) PL/SQL
17 105 (2.06%) Bash Shell
18 101 (1.98%) Objective-C
19 82 (1.61%) Go
20 69 (1.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5037 (98.92%) Degree
2 367 (7.21%) Master's Degree
3 238 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 121 (2.38%) Security Cleared
5 97 (1.90%) CISSP
6 96 (1.89%) ISTQB
7 88 (1.73%) Numerate Degree
8 87 (1.71%) PhD
9 84 (1.65%) CISM
10 80 (1.57%) ISEB
11 76 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
12 72 (1.41%) MCP
13 67 (1.32%) MCSE
14 59 (1.16%) HND
15 58 (1.14%) SC Cleared
16 48 (0.94%) CBAP
16 48 (0.94%) CCNA
17 47 (0.92%) MCSD
18 46 (0.90%) MCSA
18 46 (0.90%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 372 (7.31%) QA
2 70 (1.37%) SLA
3 35 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 22 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.33%) PMO
7 14 (0.27%) MISRA
8 7 (0.14%) ECSS
8 7 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (0.12%) GDPR
9 6 (0.12%) GPG13
10 5 (0.098%) ISO 9000
10 5 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.098%) MiFID
10 5 (0.098%) MISRA C
11 4 (0.079%) GCP
12 3 (0.059%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.059%) EMIR
12 3 (0.059%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.059%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 278 (5.46%) Docker
2 135 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (2.61%) Active Directory
4 61 (1.20%) Firmware
4 61 (1.20%) XenApp
5 57 (1.12%) Hyper-V
6 54 (1.06%) XenDesktop
7 34 (0.67%) vSphere
8 33 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
9 31 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
9 31 (0.61%) XenServer
10 23 (0.45%) HDFS
11 15 (0.29%) Xen
12 14 (0.27%) Terminal Server
13 12 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
14 11 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 10 (0.20%) Apache Flume
15 10 (0.20%) Ceph
16 9 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
17 7 (0.14%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 135 (2.65%) Ansible
2 128 (2.51%) Puppet
3 79 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (1.20%) Kubernetes
5 36 (0.71%) Nagios
6 32 (0.63%) Terraform
7 28 (0.55%) SCCM
8 25 (0.49%) HAProxy
9 23 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
10 20 (0.39%) Mesos
11 19 (0.37%) Packer
12 17 (0.33%) SCOM
13 16 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
14 14 (0.27%) Graphite
14 14 (0.27%) logstash
14 14 (0.27%) ZABBIX
15 12 (0.24%) Data Guard
15 12 (0.24%) NetBackup
15 12 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 12 (0.24%) Salt
Vendors
1 832 (16.34%) Microsoft
2 698 (13.71%) Oracle
3 194 (3.81%) SAP
4 168 (3.30%) VMware
5 133 (2.61%) Citrix
6 122 (2.40%) Google
7 109 (2.14%) Cisco
8 74 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
9 68 (1.34%) HP
10 66 (1.30%) Murex
11 59 (1.16%) Tableau
12 47 (0.92%) hybris
12 47 (0.92%) IBM
13 43 (0.84%) CheckPoint
14 41 (0.81%) Red Hat
15 39 (0.77%) Cognizant
16 32 (0.63%) Juniper
17 30 (0.59%) Palo Alto
17 30 (0.59%) ServiceNow
18 29 (0.57%) SolarWinds