Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 120 107
Rank change year-on-year -8 -13 +18
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 4,589 4,502 5,785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.64% 2.64% 2.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.19% 10.58% 10.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3,617 3,698 4,903
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £24,525
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +5.26%

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 41,011 42,555 55,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.60% 24.94% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 31,037 33,372 44,632
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,400 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,898 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.90% -1.18% +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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -5 4,422 £47,500 +5.56% 723
UK excluding London -2 2,462 £42,500 +13.33% 437
London -4 2,090 £55,000 +4.76% 319
South East +22 895 £42,000 +12.00% 115
Midlands +33 465 £42,000 +37.70% 60
East of England -17 457 £50,000 +33.33% 92
West Midlands +52 366 £36,000 +20.00% 40
North of England -26 323 £40,000 - 85
North West -10 208 £40,500 - 54
South West -44 199 £40,000 - 52
Yorkshire -4 100 £35,000 -12.50% 21
East Midlands -36 97 £50,000 +63.93% 20
Scotland -88 76 £35,000 -12.50% 19
Wales -26 26 £42,500 +21.43% 10
Northern Ireland +18 22 £31,500 - 4
North East -37 15 £47,500 +11.76% 10

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 4,524 (98.58%) Degree
2 4,265 (92.94%) Computer Science
3 1,593 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
4 1,501 (32.71%) Java
5 1,278 (27.85%) SQL
6 1,198 (26.11%) Software Engineering
7 1,196 (26.06%) JavaScript
8 1,176 (25.63%) Finance
9 1,065 (23.21%) C#
10 938 (20.44%) HTML
11 833 (18.15%) Python
12 794 (17.30%) .NET
13 790 (17.22%) Problem-Solving
14 761 (16.58%) CSS
15 757 (16.50%) Linux
16 737 (16.06%) OO
17 734 (15.99%) Microsoft
18 723 (15.76%) C++
19 663 (14.45%) Windows
20 653 (14.23%) SQL Server
21 627 (13.66%) AngularJS
22 622 (13.55%) Mathematics
23 600 (13.07%) Amazon AWS
24 592 (12.90%) TDD
25 585 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
26 499 (10.87%) MVC
27 468 (10.20%) SDLC
28 437 (9.52%) Web Services
29 424 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
30 415 (9.04%) Scrum

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
1 135 (2.94%) Apache Spark
2 126 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
3 125 (2.72%) Tomcat
4 94 (2.05%) SharePoint
5 91 (1.98%) Apache
6 80 (1.74%) CMS
7 67 (1.46%) JBoss
8 66 (1.44%) IIS
9 62 (1.35%) WebSphere
10 58 (1.26%) MS Exchange
11 44 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 44 (0.96%) WebLogic
12 43 (0.94%) OpenStack
13 42 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
14 37 (0.81%) nginx
15 30 (0.65%) Umbraco
16 28 (0.61%) Apache Solr
17 27 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
18 24 (0.52%) Confluence
18 24 (0.52%) Drupal
Applications
1 148 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 133 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 52 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.28%) Acrobat
6 10 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.20%) Maya
8 6 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.11%) SPSS
10 4 (0.087%) Houdini
10 4 (0.087%) NUKE
11 3 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.065%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.065%) Revit
12 2 (0.044%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.044%) Blender
12 2 (0.044%) Simulink
13 1 (0.022%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 25 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.52%) Distributed Ledger
3 20 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 16 (0.35%) Magento
5 14 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.22%) Relativity
7 9 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 9 (0.20%) Ringtail
7 9 (0.20%) Veritas eDiscovery
8 4 (0.087%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.087%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.087%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.087%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.087%) Oracle iProcurement
8 4 (0.087%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.087%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.087%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.087%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.087%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.087%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 600 (13.07%) Amazon AWS
2 347 (7.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 166 (3.62%) SaaS
4 86 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
5 79 (1.72%) Office 365
6 75 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
7 63 (1.37%) PaaS
8 52 (1.13%) GitHub
9 50 (1.09%) Amazon S3
10 45 (0.98%) IaaS
11 38 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
12 27 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 22 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 22 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
13 22 (0.48%) Serverless
14 21 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 21 (0.46%) Route 53
15 17 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
16 15 (0.33%) Google App Engine
16 15 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 228 (4.97%) Firewall
2 139 (3.03%) Internet
3 130 (2.83%) TCP/IP
4 106 (2.31%) DNS
5 102 (2.22%) WAN
6 99 (2.16%) HTTP
7 69 (1.50%) LAN
7 69 (1.50%) Network Security
7 69 (1.50%) Wireless
8 62 (1.35%) DHCP
9 57 (1.24%) OSPF
10 50 (1.09%) VPN
11 45 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
12 44 (0.96%) BGP
12 44 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
13 39 (0.85%) MPLS
14 38 (0.83%) NetScaler
15 31 (0.68%) SSL
16 27 (0.59%) SNMP
17 24 (0.52%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 653 (14.23%) SQL Server
2 323 (7.04%) Relational Database
3 318 (6.93%) Big Data
4 285 (6.21%) MySQL
5 266 (5.80%) NoSQL
6 206 (4.49%) MongoDB
7 133 (2.90%) Hadoop
8 132 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
9 96 (2.09%) Blockchain
10 94 (2.05%) Oracle Database
11 88 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
12 77 (1.68%) RDBMS
13 76 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
14 68 (1.48%) Data Lake
14 68 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 64 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 52 (1.13%) Redis
17 48 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
18 47 (1.02%) DB2
19 44 (0.96%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 392 (8.54%) Git (software)
2 215 (4.69%) Jenkins
3 168 (3.66%) Subversion
4 167 (3.64%) Maven
5 151 (3.29%) Visual Studio
6 137 (2.99%) JIRA
7 125 (2.72%) Selenium
8 103 (2.24%) Eclipse
9 92 (2.00%) JUnit
10 90 (1.96%) Gradle
11 79 (1.72%) NUnit
12 68 (1.48%) Cucumber
13 62 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
14 56 (1.22%) MSTest
15 53 (1.15%) Ant
16 46 (1.00%) TeamCity
17 37 (0.81%) Vagrant
18 35 (0.76%) Moq
19 32 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
19 32 (0.70%) WebDriver
General
1 1,176 (25.63%) Finance
2 414 (9.02%) Banking
3 213 (4.64%) Investment Banking
4 179 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 158 (3.44%) Marketing
6 146 (3.18%) Financial Institution
7 127 (2.77%) Retail
8 124 (2.70%) Games
9 123 (2.68%) Electronics
10 97 (2.11%) Front Office
11 89 (1.94%) Manufacturing
12 80 (1.74%) Advertising
12 80 (1.74%) Law
13 68 (1.48%) Legal
14 44 (0.96%) German Language
15 37 (0.81%) French Language
16 30 (0.65%) Publishing
17 29 (0.63%) Automotive
18 21 (0.46%) Spanish Language
19 20 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,970 (42.93%) Developer
2 604 (13.16%) Graduate
3 553 (12.05%) Java Developer
4 531 (11.57%) Software Engineer
5 416 (9.07%) Software Developer
6 357 (7.78%) Analyst
7 322 (7.02%) Senior Developer
8 308 (6.71%) Graduate Developer
9 306 (6.67%) Junior
10 295 (6.43%) .NET Developer
11 254 (5.53%) C# Developer
12 223 (4.86%) Consultant
13 190 (4.14%) Architect
14 189 (4.12%) Junior Developer
15 164 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
16 156 (3.40%) Senior Software Engineer
17 141 (3.07%) C++ Software Engineer
18 140 (3.05%) Java Engineer
19 136 (2.96%) Senior Java Developer
20 132 (2.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 938 (20.44%) HTML
2 794 (17.30%) .NET
3 761 (16.58%) CSS
4 627 (13.66%) AngularJS
5 437 (9.52%) Web Services
6 393 (8.56%) ASP.NET
7 379 (8.26%) jQuery
8 345 (7.52%) XML
9 319 (6.95%) Spring
10 284 (6.19%) HTML5
11 265 (5.77%) RESTful
12 262 (5.71%) React
13 240 (5.23%) REST
14 192 (4.18%) JSON
15 189 (4.12%) Node.js
16 185 (4.03%) .NET Framework
17 165 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC
18 137 (2.99%) J2EE
19 133 (2.90%) Hibernate
20 130 (2.83%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4,265 (92.94%) Computer Science
2 585 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
3 349 (7.61%) Self-Motivation
4 256 (5.58%) Algorithms
5 225 (4.90%) User Experience
6 215 (4.69%) Management Information System
7 203 (4.42%) Mobile App
8 200 (4.36%) Data Centre
9 192 (4.18%) Fintech
10 191 (4.16%) Greenfield Project
11 158 (3.44%) Data Structures
12 118 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
13 110 (2.40%) Cyberthreat
14 80 (1.74%) Hedge funds
15 76 (1.66%) Fixed Income
16 74 (1.61%) Client/Server
17 60 (1.31%) Public Cloud
18 54 (1.18%) CMDB
19 47 (1.02%) Private Cloud
19 47 (1.02%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 757 (16.50%) Linux
2 663 (14.45%) Windows
3 303 (6.60%) Unix
4 173 (3.77%) Windows Server
5 126 (2.75%) Android
6 72 (1.57%) Apple iOS
7 68 (1.48%) Windows 10
8 45 (0.98%) Windows 7
9 43 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 41 (0.89%) Mac OS X
11 40 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 37 (0.81%) Mac OS
13 31 (0.68%) CentOS
14 29 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
15 28 (0.61%) Debian
16 26 (0.57%) Solaris
17 20 (0.44%) Ubuntu
18 18 (0.39%) AIX
19 17 (0.37%) CoreOS
20 8 (0.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,593 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
2 1,198 (26.11%) Software Engineering
3 790 (17.22%) Problem-Solving
4 737 (16.06%) OO
5 622 (13.55%) Mathematics
6 592 (12.90%) TDD
7 499 (10.87%) MVC
8 468 (10.20%) SDLC
9 424 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
10 415 (9.04%) Scrum
11 395 (8.61%) Web Development
12 367 (8.00%) DevOps
13 366 (7.98%) Test Automation
14 329 (7.17%) ITIL
15 300 (6.54%) Analytics
16 291 (6.34%) Open Source
17 281 (6.12%) OOP
18 268 (5.84%) Machine Learning
19 266 (5.80%) Mentoring
20 255 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,501 (32.71%) Java
2 1,278 (27.85%) SQL
3 1,196 (26.06%) JavaScript
4 1,065 (23.21%) C#
5 833 (18.15%) Python
6 723 (15.76%) C++
7 338 (7.37%) PHP
8 269 (5.86%) C
9 153 (3.33%) Ruby
10 129 (2.81%) Scala
11 122 (2.66%) PowerShell
12 121 (2.64%) Java 8
13 116 (2.53%) Perl
14 107 (2.33%) Bash Shell
15 102 (2.22%) T-SQL
16 89 (1.94%) Shell Script
17 65 (1.42%) VBA
18 57 (1.24%) Go
19 55 (1.20%) PL/SQL
20 52 (1.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4,524 (98.58%) Degree
2 388 (8.46%) Master's Degree
3 167 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 139 (3.03%) Numerate Degree
5 135 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
6 106 (2.31%) CISSP
7 95 (2.07%) CCNP
7 95 (2.07%) MCSE
8 78 (1.70%) MCP
9 74 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
10 73 (1.59%) PhD
11 63 (1.37%) CCNA
12 56 (1.22%) CISM
13 55 (1.20%) Security Cleared
14 49 (1.07%) CEH
15 41 (0.89%) ISTQB
16 40 (0.87%) CCIE
17 37 (0.81%) ISEB
17 37 (0.81%) PMI Certification
18 34 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 286 (6.23%) QA
2 80 (1.74%) SLA
3 69 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (0.94%) GDPR
5 37 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 20 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 20 (0.44%) PMO
7 18 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (0.33%) GPG13
9 10 (0.22%) ISO 9001
9 10 (0.22%) MiFID
9 10 (0.22%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 9 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
10 9 (0.20%) GCP
11 5 (0.11%) GxP
11 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.087%) COBIT
12 4 (0.087%) ISO 13485
12 4 (0.087%) PA-DSS
12 4 (0.087%) WCAG
System Software
1 253 (5.51%) Docker
2 168 (3.66%) Active Directory
3 135 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
5 55 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
6 47 (1.02%) XenApp
7 45 (0.98%) Firmware
8 40 (0.87%) vSphere
9 39 (0.85%) Hyper-V
10 32 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
11 31 (0.68%) HDFS
11 31 (0.68%) XenDesktop
12 14 (0.31%) Ceph
12 14 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
13 13 (0.28%) Xen
14 12 (0.26%) Snort
15 11 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 9 (0.20%) Apache Flume
17 8 (0.17%) VMware NSX
18 6 (0.13%) LXC
Systems Management
1 121 (2.64%) Ansible
2 88 (1.92%) Kubernetes
3 80 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
3 80 (1.74%) Puppet
4 56 (1.22%) SCCM
5 52 (1.13%) SCVMM
6 30 (0.65%) Kibana
6 30 (0.65%) Salt
6 30 (0.65%) vCenter Server
6 30 (0.65%) vMotion
7 29 (0.63%) Nagios
8 28 (0.61%) Terraform
9 19 (0.41%) logstash
10 18 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
11 15 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 12 (0.26%) Oozie
12 12 (0.26%) Suricata
13 11 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
14 10 (0.22%) Graphite
14 10 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 734 (15.99%) Microsoft
2 403 (8.78%) Oracle
3 194 (4.23%) VMware
4 152 (3.31%) Cisco
5 139 (3.03%) Citrix
6 132 (2.88%) Google
7 106 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
8 101 (2.20%) SAP
9 75 (1.63%) IBM
10 72 (1.57%) Tableau
11 57 (1.24%) HP
12 54 (1.18%) CheckPoint
13 53 (1.15%) Red Hat
14 50 (1.09%) Splunk
15 47 (1.02%) Twitter
16 42 (0.92%) BMC
16 42 (0.92%) Xamarin
17 40 (0.87%) Sitecore
18 34 (0.74%) Sybase
19 33 (0.72%) Juniper