Period
to 3 August 2021

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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 133 128 155
Rank change year-on-year -5 +27 -27
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 2,933 1,742 3,443
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.59% 2.59% 2.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.11% 11.73% 9.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,580 1,396 2,583
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +10.53%
75th Percentile £76,250 £78,563 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £105,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -

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 24,227 14,854 34,716
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.37% 22.06% 24.08%
Number of salaries quoted 14,031 11,119 25,617
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,400
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

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 3 August 2021.

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 3 August 2021. 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 -6 2,655 £57,500 - 489
London -12 1,394 £70,000 - 170
UK excluding London -2 1,307 £50,000 +5.26% 355
South East +22 622 £50,000 +25.00% 88
Work from Home +34 584 £62,500 +28.21% 94
East of England +2 159 £60,000 +14.29% 56
Midlands -22 153 £45,000 -5.26% 64
North of England -47 152 £47,500 - 82
South West -13 130 £42,500 +13.33% 29
West Midlands -1 114 £52,500 +10.53% 43
North West -44 94 £52,500 +5.00% 57
Scotland -53 59 £51,250 +33.12% 23
Yorkshire -48 48 £42,098 +10.78% 14
East Midlands -55 39 £41,633 -27.28% 21
Northern Ireland -27 25 £42,500 -15.00% 5
North East -22 10 £30,000 - 11
Wales -36 8 £49,000 -10.91% 8

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, 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 2,931 (99.93%) Degree
2 2,860 (97.51%) Computer Science
3 1,191 (40.61%) Agile Software Development
4 1,052 (35.87%) JavaScript
5 870 (29.66%) Social Skills
6 848 (28.91%) SQL
7 844 (28.78%) Software Engineering
8 801 (27.31%) Java
9 787 (26.83%) Python
10 691 (23.56%) C#
11 664 (22.64%) Finance
12 645 (21.99%) React
13 601 (20.49%) AWS
14 599 (20.42%) Problem-Solving
15 569 (19.40%) .NET
16 561 (19.13%) Docker
17 540 (18.41%) Full Stack Development
18 525 (17.90%) Azure
19 472 (16.09%) DevOps
20 454 (15.48%) Mathematics
21 446 (15.21%) Linux
22 436 (14.87%) AngularJS
23 430 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
23 430 (14.66%) CSS
24 429 (14.63%) HTML
25 427 (14.56%) Git (software)
26 425 (14.49%) Kubernetes
27 407 (13.88%) Node.js
28 395 (13.47%) NoSQL
29 387 (13.19%) TDD

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
1 122 (4.16%) Apache Spark
2 110 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
3 80 (2.73%) SAS
4 73 (2.49%) SharePoint
5 67 (2.28%) Apache
6 62 (2.11%) CMS
7 43 (1.47%) IIS
8 42 (1.43%) Tomcat
9 41 (1.40%) nginx
10 40 (1.36%) Confluence
11 34 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
12 31 (1.06%) GemFire
13 24 (0.82%) Jupyter
14 21 (0.72%) Tornado
15 15 (0.51%) Documentum
16 14 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
16 14 (0.48%) WordPress
17 11 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 11 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
18 10 (0.34%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 42 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.61%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
5 17 (0.58%) GIMP
6 15 (0.51%) Simulink
7 11 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (0.24%) Chatbot
8 7 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 6 (0.20%) Revit
9 6 (0.20%) Siemens NX
9 6 (0.20%) Solid Edge
10 5 (0.17%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.14%) Figma
12 2 (0.068%) SPSS
12 2 (0.068%) Stata
12 2 (0.068%) Weka
13 1 (0.034%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 25 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.55%) NetSuite
3 15 (0.51%) TrackWise
4 12 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.20%) Summit
5 6 (0.20%) Teamcenter
5 6 (0.20%) WebTrends
6 4 (0.14%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.034%) Eikon
8 1 (0.034%) Magento
8 1 (0.034%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.034%) Quorum
8 1 (0.034%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
8 1 (0.034%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.034%) RMDS
8 1 (0.034%) Salerio
8 1 (0.034%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.034%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 601 (20.49%) AWS
2 525 (17.90%) Azure
3 249 (8.49%) SaaS
4 187 (6.38%) GitHub
5 157 (5.35%) GCP
6 154 (5.25%) Serverless
7 128 (4.36%) PaaS
8 78 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
9 66 (2.25%) Power Platform
10 59 (2.01%) Microsoft 365
11 53 (1.81%) AWS Lambda
12 46 (1.57%) IaaS
13 45 (1.53%) npm
14 44 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
15 42 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
16 41 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
17 35 (1.19%) Veeva
18 34 (1.16%) Amazon S3
19 32 (1.09%) Amazon Kinesis
19 32 (1.09%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 74 (2.52%) Internet
2 67 (2.28%) Firewall
3 50 (1.70%) HTTP
4 45 (1.53%) VPN
5 43 (1.47%) DNS
6 34 (1.16%) TCP/IP
6 34 (1.16%) VoIP
7 28 (0.95%) LAN
7 28 (0.95%) WAN
8 25 (0.85%) Asterisk PBX
9 22 (0.75%) Wireshark
10 20 (0.68%) BGP
10 20 (0.68%) Calico
10 20 (0.68%) SSL
11 19 (0.65%) Network Security
12 18 (0.61%) Wireless
13 17 (0.58%) DHCP
13 17 (0.58%) SAN
13 17 (0.58%) Unified Communications
14 16 (0.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 395 (13.47%) NoSQL
2 332 (11.32%) SQL Server
3 243 (8.29%) Relational Database
4 201 (6.85%) MongoDB
5 156 (5.32%) PostgreSQL
6 153 (5.22%) MySQL
7 148 (5.05%) Big Data
8 88 (3.00%) Redis
9 79 (2.69%) Oracle Database
10 73 (2.49%) Hadoop
11 50 (1.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 48 (1.64%) MariaDB
13 47 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
14 46 (1.57%) Data Mining
15 45 (1.53%) Power BI
16 41 (1.40%) RDBMS
17 35 (1.19%) Blockchain
18 34 (1.16%) Base SAS
19 33 (1.13%) BigQuery
20 32 (1.09%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 427 (14.56%) Git (software)
2 237 (8.08%) Jenkins
3 142 (4.84%) JIRA
4 119 (4.06%) Selenium
5 78 (2.66%) JUnit
6 74 (2.52%) Cucumber
7 70 (2.39%) Gradle
8 59 (2.01%) Maven
9 54 (1.84%) webpack
10 50 (1.70%) GitLab
11 48 (1.64%) Subversion
12 45 (1.53%) Cypress.io
13 43 (1.47%) Visual Studio
14 39 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
15 38 (1.30%) CircleCI
15 38 (1.30%) IntelliJ
15 38 (1.30%) Mockito
15 38 (1.30%) Postman
16 35 (1.19%) Bitbucket
17 34 (1.16%) SonarQube
General
1 870 (29.66%) Social Skills
2 664 (22.64%) Finance
3 430 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
4 201 (6.85%) Games
5 158 (5.39%) Banking
6 122 (4.16%) Law
6 122 (4.16%) Marketing
7 105 (3.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 103 (3.51%) Retail
9 93 (3.17%) Organisational Skills
10 90 (3.07%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 63 (2.15%) Presentation Skills
12 55 (1.88%) Legal
13 52 (1.77%) Public Sector
14 48 (1.64%) Electronics
14 48 (1.64%) Manufacturing
15 41 (1.40%) French Language
16 40 (1.36%) Investment Banking
17 39 (1.33%) Influencing Skills
18 37 (1.26%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 1,132 (38.60%) Developer
2 462 (15.75%) Software Engineer
3 201 (6.85%) Senior Developer
4 197 (6.72%) Software Developer
5 188 (6.41%) Architect
6 176 (6.00%) Full Stack Developer
7 147 (5.01%) .NET Developer
8 145 (4.94%) Senior Software Engineer
9 130 (4.43%) Java Developer
10 126 (4.30%) Junior
11 125 (4.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 121 (4.13%) Programmer
13 112 (3.82%) Analyst
14 94 (3.20%) Graduate
15 90 (3.07%) C# Developer
16 85 (2.90%) Consultant
17 82 (2.80%) Data Engineer
18 78 (2.66%) Junior Developer
19 72 (2.45%) Java Engineer
20 66 (2.25%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 645 (21.99%) React
2 569 (19.40%) .NET
3 436 (14.87%) AngularJS
4 430 (14.66%) CSS
5 429 (14.63%) HTML
6 407 (13.88%) Node.js
7 314 (10.71%) REST
8 279 (9.51%) Web Services
9 243 (8.29%) RESTful
10 193 (6.58%) .NET Core
11 181 (6.17%) Kafka
12 180 (6.14%) Vue.js
13 177 (6.03%) Spring
14 171 (5.83%) ASP.NET
15 146 (4.98%) jQuery
16 133 (4.53%) .NET Framework
17 120 (4.09%) HTML5
18 100 (3.41%) RabbitMQ
19 89 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
19 89 (3.03%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 257 (8.76%) User Experience
2 241 (8.22%) Algorithms
3 171 (5.83%) Mobile App
4 164 (5.59%) Data Structures
5 158 (5.39%) Management Information System
6 143 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
7 104 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
8 91 (3.10%) Life Science
9 87 (2.97%) Data Centre
10 83 (2.83%) Blog
10 83 (2.83%) Public Cloud
11 78 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
12 60 (2.05%) Cloud Native
13 59 (2.01%) Client/Server
14 56 (1.91%) Virtual Team
15 48 (1.64%) Biotechnology
16 46 (1.57%) Legacy Systems
17 38 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
18 36 (1.23%) Analytical Mindset
19 35 (1.19%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 446 (15.21%) Linux
2 288 (9.82%) Windows
3 150 (5.11%) Android
4 139 (4.74%) Unix
5 72 (2.45%) Apple iOS
6 32 (1.09%) Windows Server
7 18 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (0.61%) Windows 10
8 17 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
9 16 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
10 13 (0.44%) Windows 7
11 12 (0.41%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.34%) Debian
13 8 (0.27%) SUSE
14 7 (0.24%) CentOS
15 6 (0.20%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (0.14%) FreeBSD
16 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,860 (97.51%) Computer Science
2 1,191 (40.61%) Agile Software Development
3 844 (28.78%) Software Engineering
4 599 (20.42%) Problem-Solving
5 540 (18.41%) Full Stack Development
6 472 (16.09%) DevOps
7 454 (15.48%) Mathematics
8 387 (13.19%) TDD
9 377 (12.85%) Microservices
10 360 (12.27%) OO
11 330 (11.25%) Test Automation
12 306 (10.43%) Mentoring
13 305 (10.40%) Analytics
14 279 (9.51%) Artificial Intelligence
15 268 (9.14%) Continuous Integration
16 259 (8.83%) SDLC
17 256 (8.73%) Scrum
18 251 (8.56%) Fintech
19 231 (7.88%) Open Source
20 221 (7.53%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 1,052 (35.87%) JavaScript
2 848 (28.91%) SQL
3 801 (27.31%) Java
4 787 (26.83%) Python
5 691 (23.56%) C#
6 332 (11.32%) TypeScript
7 311 (10.60%) C++
8 189 (6.44%) C
9 179 (6.10%) Go
10 148 (5.05%) PHP
11 107 (3.65%) Bash Shell
12 96 (3.27%) Ruby
13 93 (3.17%) Kotlin
14 86 (2.93%) Java 8
15 74 (2.52%) ES6
16 72 (2.45%) R
17 71 (2.42%) PowerShell
18 66 (2.25%) Scala
19 64 (2.18%) T-SQL
20 41 (1.40%) Rust
Qualifications
1 2,931 (99.93%) Degree
2 304 (10.36%) Master's Degree
3 91 (3.10%) Security Cleared
4 82 (2.80%) SC Cleared
5 72 (2.45%) Numerate Degree
6 37 (1.26%) OCP
6 37 (1.26%) Oracle Certification
7 35 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (1.16%) PhD
9 32 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 30 (1.02%) CISSP
11 28 (0.95%) ISTQB
12 27 (0.92%) PMI Certification
13 26 (0.89%) PMP
14 19 (0.65%) CCNP
14 19 (0.65%) HND
15 18 (0.61%) HNC
16 17 (0.58%) CCNA
17 13 (0.44%) CCIE
18 12 (0.41%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 255 (8.69%) QA
2 44 (1.50%) CDISC
3 30 (1.02%) GDPR
3 30 (1.02%) SLA
4 29 (0.99%) Accessibility
4 29 (0.99%) Data Quality
5 21 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.58%) GxP
7 15 (0.51%) Def Stans
7 15 (0.51%) MISRA
8 13 (0.44%) PMO
9 12 (0.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 12 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
10 11 (0.38%) NIST
11 9 (0.31%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.31%) PCI DSS
12 8 (0.27%) Good Clinical Practice
13 6 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.17%) GRC
15 4 (0.14%) HL7
System Software
1 561 (19.13%) Docker
2 73 (2.49%) Active Directory
3 54 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (0.99%) Firmware
5 23 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (0.75%) HDFS
7 19 (0.65%) vSphere
8 18 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 16 (0.55%) Hyper-V
10 11 (0.38%) ISA Server
11 10 (0.34%) iptables
11 10 (0.34%) Kamailio
11 10 (0.34%) KVM
11 10 (0.34%) Postfix
11 10 (0.34%) QEMU
12 9 (0.31%) LXC
13 8 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.17%) Xen
15 4 (0.14%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 425 (14.49%) Kubernetes
2 149 (5.08%) Ansible
3 141 (4.81%) Terraform
4 56 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (1.26%) Grafana
6 24 (0.82%) Prometheus
6 24 (0.82%) Puppet
7 22 (0.75%) Kibana
8 19 (0.65%) SCCM
9 14 (0.48%) ZABBIX
10 12 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
10 12 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
10 12 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
10 12 (0.41%) HAProxy
11 10 (0.34%) Galera Cluster
11 10 (0.34%) Rancher
12 8 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
12 8 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (0.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 363 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 255 (8.69%) Oracle
3 202 (6.89%) Google
4 85 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
5 78 (2.66%) VMware
6 67 (2.28%) Cisco
7 53 (1.81%) SAP
8 51 (1.74%) Red Hat
9 41 (1.40%) Apple
10 38 (1.30%) Adobe
11 37 (1.26%) Atlassian
12 33 (1.13%) IBM
13 31 (1.06%) Citrix
14 27 (0.92%) Instagram
15 26 (0.89%) Sony
16 25 (0.85%) PagerDuty
17 24 (0.82%) Juniper
18 23 (0.78%) Databricks
19 20 (0.68%) PayPal
20 17 (0.58%) Nintex