Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 123 121 121
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -9
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 4,154 4,773 4,627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.74% 2.72% 2.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.29% 11.37% 10.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3,247 3,719 4,007
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +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 36,809 41,983 45,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.29% 23.89% 25.63%
Number of salaries quoted 26,832 32,573 35,650
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 £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 -3 3,880 £52,500 +10.53% 714
UK excluding London -1 2,146 £42,500 +3.66% 506
London +1 1,920 £62,500 +13.64% 260
South East -7 762 £40,000 - 110
East of England -3 339 £47,500 -5.00% 102
North of England +34 328 £42,000 +5.00% 121
Midlands -1 305 £36,500 +7.35% 59
South West +27 242 £39,000 -2.50% 62
North West +19 213 £47,500 +18.75% 66
West Midlands -4 194 £36,500 +21.67% 33
Scotland +31 137 £41,500 +3.75% 33
East Midlands +5 116 £40,000 +17.65% 26
Yorkshire +34 88 £37,500 -6.25% 39
Wales +31 50 £36,000 +10.77% 14
North East +27 27 £40,000 -15.79% 16
Northern Ireland -45 13 £39,000 +11.43% 5

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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 4,113 (99.01%) Degree
2 3,836 (92.34%) Computer Science
3 1,571 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
4 1,265 (30.45%) Java
5 1,131 (27.23%) SQL
6 1,123 (27.03%) JavaScript
7 1,065 (25.64%) Software Engineering
8 1,005 (24.19%) Finance
9 911 (21.93%) Python
10 844 (20.32%) C#
11 755 (18.18%) HTML
12 732 (17.62%) .NET
13 691 (16.63%) Linux
14 683 (16.44%) Mathematics
15 672 (16.18%) Microsoft
16 665 (16.01%) Amazon AWS
17 663 (15.96%) Problem-Solving
18 634 (15.26%) CSS
19 584 (14.06%) SQL Server
20 548 (13.19%) Microsoft Azure
21 526 (12.66%) AngularJS
22 507 (12.21%) Windows
23 496 (11.94%) C++
24 481 (11.58%) Git (software)
25 475 (11.43%) Test Automation
26 445 (10.71%) OO
27 440 (10.59%) TDD
28 438 (10.54%) DevOps
29 412 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
30 411 (9.89%) 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
1 173 (4.16%) Elasticsearch
2 171 (4.12%) Apache
3 146 (3.51%) Apache Spark
4 108 (2.60%) SharePoint
5 99 (2.38%) Confluence
6 88 (2.12%) MS Exchange
7 49 (1.18%) WebSphere
8 45 (1.08%) nginx
9 44 (1.06%) CMS
10 43 (1.04%) Tomcat
11 40 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
12 37 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
13 36 (0.87%) OpenStack
14 33 (0.79%) WordPress
15 23 (0.55%) Ethereum
16 22 (0.53%) WebLogic
17 21 (0.51%) IIS
18 18 (0.43%) JBoss
19 16 (0.39%) Drupal
20 15 (0.36%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 125 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (0.67%) Photoshop
5 16 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.34%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.22%) InVision
8 5 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.12%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.048%) Simulink
10 1 (0.024%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.024%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 62 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.58%) Distributed Ledger
3 20 (0.48%) Magento
4 15 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
5 12 (0.29%) R3 Corda
6 10 (0.24%) HFM
6 10 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
7 7 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.14%) Relativity
9 4 (0.096%) Scribe Insight
10 3 (0.072%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.072%) Quorum
10 3 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.072%) Ripple
10 3 (0.072%) SAP Hybris
11 2 (0.048%) Elite 3E
11 2 (0.048%) Endur
11 2 (0.048%) Oracle HRMS
11 2 (0.048%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 665 (16.01%) Amazon AWS
2 548 (13.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 154 (3.71%) Office 365
4 150 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
5 118 (2.84%) SaaS
6 113 (2.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 99 (2.38%) GitHub
8 86 (2.07%) PaaS
9 84 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
10 67 (1.61%) IaaS
11 50 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
12 41 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
12 41 (0.99%) Serverless
13 39 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
14 37 (0.89%) Amazon S3
15 27 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 23 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
17 22 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
18 19 (0.46%) npm
19 18 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 254 (6.11%) Firewall
2 147 (3.54%) Internet
3 78 (1.88%) WAN
4 75 (1.81%) HTTP
5 74 (1.78%) DNS
6 72 (1.73%) VPN
7 70 (1.69%) LAN
7 70 (1.69%) TCP/IP
8 43 (1.04%) Network Security
9 40 (0.96%) SMTP
10 38 (0.91%) SSL
11 37 (0.89%) OSPF
12 35 (0.84%) SNMP
13 33 (0.79%) SAN
13 33 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
14 30 (0.72%) DHCP
15 29 (0.70%) RS-232
15 29 (0.70%) WebEx
16 28 (0.67%) VLAN
17 25 (0.60%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 584 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 303 (7.29%) Big Data
3 290 (6.98%) NoSQL
4 248 (5.97%) MySQL
5 216 (5.20%) Relational Database
6 200 (4.81%) MongoDB
7 164 (3.95%) Hadoop
8 161 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
9 101 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 92 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
11 81 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
12 73 (1.76%) Blockchain
13 67 (1.61%) Redis
14 65 (1.56%) HBase
15 63 (1.52%) RDBMS
16 62 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
17 59 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 56 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
19 54 (1.30%) Oracle Database
20 51 (1.23%) Flink
Development Applications
1 481 (11.58%) Git (software)
2 345 (8.31%) JIRA
3 195 (4.69%) Jenkins
4 162 (3.90%) Visual Studio
5 125 (3.01%) Selenium
6 100 (2.41%) Subversion
7 94 (2.26%) JUnit
7 94 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 77 (1.85%) Maven
9 65 (1.56%) webpack
10 64 (1.54%) Eclipse
11 55 (1.32%) Gradle
12 48 (1.16%) Bitbucket
13 45 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
14 44 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 44 (1.06%) Cucumber
15 34 (0.82%) WebDriver
16 33 (0.79%) gulp
16 33 (0.79%) TeamCity
17 32 (0.77%) NUnit
General
1 1,005 (24.19%) Finance
2 214 (5.15%) Banking
3 212 (5.10%) Marketing
4 138 (3.32%) Telecoms
5 137 (3.30%) Retail
6 117 (2.82%) Games
7 111 (2.67%) Manufacturing
8 109 (2.62%) Electronics
8 109 (2.62%) Legal
9 83 (2.00%) Front Office
10 77 (1.85%) Investment Banking
11 70 (1.69%) Advertising
12 66 (1.59%) Financial Institution
13 59 (1.42%) Law
14 56 (1.35%) Aerospace
15 53 (1.28%) Military
16 41 (0.99%) Publishing
17 38 (0.91%) Automotive
18 32 (0.77%) Back Office
19 19 (0.46%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,664 (40.06%) Developer
2 488 (11.75%) Graduate
3 443 (10.66%) Software Engineer
4 417 (10.04%) Java Developer
5 353 (8.50%) Software Developer
6 327 (7.87%) Analyst
7 263 (6.33%) Architect
8 261 (6.28%) Graduate Developer
9 257 (6.19%) Junior
10 255 (6.14%) Senior Developer
11 236 (5.68%) .NET Developer
12 219 (5.27%) C# Developer
13 206 (4.96%) Consultant
14 189 (4.55%) Junior Developer
15 112 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
16 107 (2.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 103 (2.48%) Web Developer
18 98 (2.36%) Lead Developer
19 90 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
20 87 (2.09%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 755 (18.18%) HTML
2 732 (17.62%) .NET
3 634 (15.26%) CSS
4 526 (12.66%) AngularJS
5 411 (9.89%) Web Services
6 334 (8.04%) Spring
7 285 (6.86%) RESTful
8 272 (6.55%) React
9 262 (6.31%) jQuery
10 250 (6.02%) ASP.NET
11 243 (5.85%) REST
12 234 (5.63%) Node.js
13 229 (5.51%) HTML5
14 220 (5.30%) XML
15 174 (4.19%) .NET Framework
16 162 (3.90%) Hibernate
17 148 (3.56%) RabbitMQ
18 144 (3.47%) Kafka
19 143 (3.44%) ASP.NET Web API
20 105 (2.53%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 361 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
2 224 (5.39%) User Experience
3 214 (5.15%) Self-Motivation
4 188 (4.53%) Management Information System
5 187 (4.50%) Fintech
6 182 (4.38%) Mobile App
7 179 (4.31%) Algorithms
8 145 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
9 117 (2.82%) Data Centre
10 95 (2.29%) Data Structures
11 91 (2.19%) Hedge funds
12 82 (1.97%) Virtual Team
13 70 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
14 61 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
15 58 (1.40%) e-Learning
16 56 (1.35%) Derivative
17 49 (1.18%) Public Cloud
18 46 (1.11%) Fixed Income
19 40 (0.96%) Blog
20 37 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 691 (16.63%) Linux
2 507 (12.21%) Windows
3 186 (4.48%) Unix
4 140 (3.37%) Android
5 135 (3.25%) Apple iOS
6 122 (2.94%) Windows Server
7 61 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 53 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 49 (1.18%) Windows 7
10 44 (1.06%) Ubuntu
11 43 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 37 (0.89%) Windows 10
13 29 (0.70%) CentOS
14 23 (0.55%) Mac OS X
15 16 (0.39%) Debian
16 13 (0.31%) CoreOS
17 11 (0.26%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.24%) VMS
19 9 (0.22%) Fedora
19 9 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,836 (92.34%) Computer Science
2 1,571 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
3 1,065 (25.64%) Software Engineering
4 683 (16.44%) Mathematics
5 663 (15.96%) Problem-Solving
6 475 (11.43%) Test Automation
7 445 (10.71%) OO
8 440 (10.59%) TDD
9 438 (10.54%) DevOps
10 412 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
11 407 (9.80%) Scrum
12 367 (8.83%) Analytics
13 346 (8.33%) Web Development
14 306 (7.37%) SDLC
15 301 (7.25%) Open Source
16 268 (6.45%) Physics
17 265 (6.38%) Microservices
18 254 (6.11%) MVC
18 254 (6.11%) Project Management
19 223 (5.37%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 1,265 (30.45%) Java
2 1,131 (27.23%) SQL
3 1,123 (27.03%) JavaScript
4 911 (21.93%) Python
5 844 (20.32%) C#
6 496 (11.94%) C++
7 284 (6.84%) C
8 236 (5.68%) PHP
9 191 (4.60%) PowerShell
10 184 (4.43%) Ruby
11 147 (3.54%) Bash Shell
12 146 (3.51%) Scala
13 125 (3.01%) Perl
14 117 (2.82%) TypeScript
15 110 (2.65%) Java 8
16 103 (2.48%) T-SQL
17 102 (2.46%) Go
18 99 (2.38%) Shell Script
19 97 (2.34%) ES6
20 67 (1.61%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 4,113 (99.01%) Degree
2 167 (4.02%) Master's Degree
3 156 (3.76%) Numerate Degree
4 150 (3.61%) CISSP
5 126 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 112 (2.70%) Security Cleared
7 109 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
8 96 (2.31%) MCSE
9 78 (1.88%) SC Cleared
10 66 (1.59%) PhD
11 64 (1.54%) CISM
12 61 (1.47%) CEH
13 58 (1.40%) MCP
14 54 (1.30%) CCNA
15 50 (1.20%) CISA
16 49 (1.18%) ISEB
17 48 (1.16%) ISTQB
18 46 (1.11%) PMI Certification
19 42 (1.01%) CCNP
20 41 (0.99%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (6.57%) QA
2 103 (2.48%) GDPR
3 92 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 44 (1.06%) SLA
5 32 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 17 (0.41%) GPG13
7 17 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 16 (0.39%) COBIT
9 14 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 12 (0.29%) SAS 70
11 11 (0.26%) ISO 9001
12 10 (0.24%) PMO
13 8 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 7 (0.17%) NIST 800
15 6 (0.14%) IFRS
16 5 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
17 4 (0.096%) PMBOK
18 3 (0.072%) ISO 13485
18 3 (0.072%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 330 (7.94%) Docker
2 210 (5.06%) Active Directory
3 168 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 75 (1.81%) Hyper-V
5 42 (1.01%) vSphere
6 39 (0.94%) Firmware
7 35 (0.84%) iptables
8 26 (0.63%) HDFS
9 23 (0.55%) VirtualBox
10 20 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (0.39%) VMware Server
12 13 (0.31%) NFS
12 13 (0.31%) Samba
13 12 (0.29%) Postfix
14 10 (0.24%) XenApp
15 9 (0.22%) Ceph
16 8 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
17 5 (0.12%) Apache Flume
17 5 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 5 (0.12%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 159 (3.83%) Kubernetes
2 145 (3.49%) Ansible
3 111 (2.67%) Puppet
4 93 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
5 66 (1.59%) Terraform
6 34 (0.82%) SCCM
7 29 (0.70%) Backup Exec
8 21 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
9 18 (0.43%) Graphite
9 18 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
9 18 (0.43%) WSUS
10 16 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (0.39%) Salt
11 15 (0.36%) Mesos
12 14 (0.34%) Consul
12 14 (0.34%) HAProxy
13 13 (0.31%) Nagios
14 12 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
15 11 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
15 11 (0.26%) Grafana
Vendors
1 672 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 291 (7.01%) Oracle
3 214 (5.15%) VMware
4 156 (3.76%) Cisco
5 149 (3.59%) Google
6 115 (2.77%) SAP
7 88 (2.12%) HP
8 85 (2.05%) CheckPoint
9 83 (2.00%) NetApp
10 81 (1.95%) EMC
11 61 (1.47%) Tableau
12 56 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
13 53 (1.28%) Atlassian
14 52 (1.25%) Citrix
15 50 (1.20%) F5
15 50 (1.20%) Red Hat
15 50 (1.20%) Splunk
16 49 (1.18%) Dell
17 48 (1.16%) CA Agile Central
18 36 (0.87%) Palo Alto