Period
to 18 September 2020

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 18 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 130 149 125
Rank change year-on-year +19 -24 -12
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 1,271 3,423 4,516
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.52% 2.42% 2.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.39% 10.31% 11.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,078 2,682 3,738
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £86,125 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +6.25%

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 11,159 33,216 39,740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.08% 23.46% 23.69%
Number of salaries quoted 8,165 24,103 29,515
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +9.39%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 18 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Top 18 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 18 September 2020. 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 +20 1,197 £57,500 +9.52% 246
London +17 648 £72,500 +11.54% 116
UK excluding London -2 587 £50,000 +17.65% 142
South East -23 243 £45,000 - 48
North of England +103 109 £55,000 +43.79% 32
North West +85 75 £55,000 +69.23% 15
Work from Home +22 75 £57,500 +4.55% 41
East of England +16 63 £56,250 +7.14% 9
Midlands +53 62 £50,000 +25.00% 25
South West +34 60 £50,000 +30.94% 16
East Midlands +58 32 £50,000 +17.65% 7
Yorkshire +110 30 £40,000 - 8
West Midlands +52 30 £50,000 +33.33% 18
Scotland +9 24 £45,000 +9.09% 7
Wales +40 12 £42,500 +93.18% 4
Northern Ireland +21 9 £50,000 +22.70% 1
Isle of Man - 5 £52,500 - 1
North East +11 4 £40,000 - 9

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, 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 1,269 (99.84%) Degree
2 1,193 (93.86%) Computer Science
3 422 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
4 386 (30.37%) Software Engineering
5 353 (27.77%) Java
6 351 (27.62%) Python
7 338 (26.59%) Finance
8 335 (26.36%) SQL
9 322 (25.33%) C#
10 317 (24.94%) JavaScript
11 242 (19.04%) Mathematics
12 241 (18.96%) .NET
13 232 (18.25%) AWS
14 229 (18.02%) Problem-Solving
15 223 (17.55%) Azure
16 215 (16.92%) Git (software)
17 210 (16.52%) HTML
18 209 (16.44%) CSS
19 202 (15.89%) DevOps
20 195 (15.34%) Linux
21 181 (14.24%) Analytical Skills
22 178 (14.00%) SQL Server
23 174 (13.69%) OO
24 167 (13.14%) React
25 160 (12.59%) Docker
26 156 (12.27%) Microsoft
27 155 (12.20%) AngularJS
28 146 (11.49%) C++
29 135 (10.62%) Scrum
30 134 (10.54%) Windows

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 89 (7.00%) Apache Spark
2 31 (2.44%) IIS
3 19 (1.49%) Apache
3 19 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (1.42%) SharePoint
5 17 (1.34%) CMS
6 14 (1.10%) Apache Airflow
6 14 (1.10%) Confluence
7 12 (0.94%) MS Exchange
8 11 (0.87%) Luigi
8 11 (0.87%) SAS
9 10 (0.79%) Skype for Business
10 9 (0.71%) nginx
11 7 (0.55%) WordPress
12 5 (0.39%) Drupal
12 5 (0.39%) NServiceBus
12 5 (0.39%) Tornado
13 4 (0.31%) Anypoint
13 4 (0.31%) Jupyter
13 4 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.55%) Figma
4 3 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.16%) GNU Octave
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.079%) Maya
6 1 (0.079%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.42%) Shopify
2 9 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.55%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.39%) Magento
5 4 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.31%) Endur
5 4 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.16%) Findur
7 2 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.16%) Relativity
8 1 (0.079%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.079%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.079%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.079%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 232 (18.25%) AWS
2 223 (17.55%) Azure
3 65 (5.11%) SaaS
4 55 (4.33%) GCP
5 35 (2.75%) Power Platform
6 33 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (1.89%) IaaS
8 20 (1.57%) Office 365
9 18 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (1.42%) PaaS
10 16 (1.26%) Serverless
11 15 (1.18%) Amazon EMR
11 15 (1.18%) GitHub
12 14 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
13 11 (0.87%) Logic Apps
13 11 (0.87%) NuGet
14 9 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (0.63%) Amazon S3
15 8 (0.63%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 53 (4.17%) Firewall
2 32 (2.52%) TCP/IP
3 29 (2.28%) DNS
3 29 (2.28%) VPN
4 27 (2.12%) WAN
5 25 (1.97%) LAN
6 21 (1.65%) SAN
7 19 (1.49%) Internet
8 15 (1.18%) HTTP
8 15 (1.18%) Skype
9 13 (1.02%) FTP
10 12 (0.94%) Wireless
11 10 (0.79%) H.323
12 9 (0.71%) Network Security
12 9 (0.71%) SMTP
13 8 (0.63%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (0.63%) NetScaler
14 7 (0.55%) Wireless Security
15 6 (0.47%) DHCP
15 6 (0.47%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 116 (9.13%) NoSQL
3 103 (8.10%) Big Data
4 102 (8.03%) Hadoop
5 88 (6.92%) Relational Database
6 73 (5.74%) MySQL
7 59 (4.64%) MongoDB
8 50 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
9 42 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
10 41 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
11 35 (2.75%) Data Mining
12 33 (2.60%) Power BI
13 31 (2.44%) Flink
14 30 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 27 (2.12%) RDBMS
16 25 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 22 (1.73%) Apache Hive
18 18 (1.42%) Redis
19 15 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
20 14 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 215 (16.92%) Git (software)
2 74 (5.82%) Selenium
3 69 (5.43%) Jenkins
4 53 (4.17%) JIRA
5 41 (3.23%) Visual Studio
6 27 (2.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 20 (1.57%) Maven
8 19 (1.49%) JUnit
9 15 (1.18%) HP UFT
9 15 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (1.10%) LoadRunner
10 14 (1.10%) SoapUI
11 13 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
12 12 (0.94%) PHPUnit
12 12 (0.94%) Subversion
13 11 (0.87%) Eclipse
14 10 (0.79%) Cucumber
14 10 (0.79%) Mocha
14 10 (0.79%) TeamCity
14 10 (0.79%) webpack
General
1 338 (26.59%) Finance
2 61 (4.80%) Banking
3 41 (3.23%) Marketing
4 39 (3.07%) Front Office
5 37 (2.91%) Manufacturing
6 35 (2.75%) Games
7 31 (2.44%) Electronics
8 28 (2.20%) Investment Banking
8 28 (2.20%) Retail
9 26 (2.05%) Law
10 21 (1.65%) Public Sector
11 18 (1.42%) Back Office
12 17 (1.34%) Telecoms
13 15 (1.18%) Billing
14 13 (1.02%) Legal
15 10 (0.79%) Advertising
15 10 (0.79%) Aerospace
16 9 (0.71%) German Language
17 7 (0.55%) Norwegian Language
17 7 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 493 (38.79%) Developer
2 188 (14.79%) Software Engineer
3 111 (8.73%) Junior
4 106 (8.34%) Java Developer
5 99 (7.79%) Software Developer
6 93 (7.32%) Graduate
7 83 (6.53%) Senior Developer
8 78 (6.14%) Analyst
9 72 (5.66%) Junior Developer
10 61 (4.80%) Architect
11 51 (4.01%) Data Engineer
12 50 (3.93%) .NET Developer
13 46 (3.62%) C# Developer
14 44 (3.46%) Python Developer
15 43 (3.38%) DevOps Engineer
16 42 (3.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 42 (3.30%) Graduate Developer
17 40 (3.15%) Full Stack Developer
18 36 (2.83%) Senior Software Engineer
19 27 (2.12%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (18.96%) .NET
2 210 (16.52%) HTML
3 209 (16.44%) CSS
4 167 (13.14%) React
5 155 (12.20%) AngularJS
6 107 (8.42%) Kafka
7 105 (8.26%) Node.js
8 90 (7.08%) REST
8 90 (7.08%) Vue.js
9 78 (6.14%) Web Services
10 77 (6.06%) Spring
11 74 (5.82%) .NET Core
12 72 (5.66%) ASP.NET
13 67 (5.27%) HTML5
14 65 (5.11%) jQuery
15 58 (4.56%) JSON
16 56 (4.41%) XML
17 47 (3.70%) Spring Boot
18 43 (3.38%) RESTful
19 39 (3.07%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 181 (14.24%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (7.79%) Algorithms
3 90 (7.08%) Management Information System
4 64 (5.04%) Greenfield Project
5 61 (4.80%) Hedge funds
6 58 (4.56%) Mobile App
6 58 (4.56%) Self-Motivation
7 56 (4.41%) User Experience
8 44 (3.46%) Data Structures
9 36 (2.83%) Equities
10 35 (2.75%) Virtual Team
11 34 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 32 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
13 29 (2.28%) Public Cloud
14 20 (1.57%) Analytical Mindset
14 20 (1.57%) Data Centre
14 20 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
15 19 (1.49%) Fixed Income
15 19 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
16 16 (1.26%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 195 (15.34%) Linux
2 134 (10.54%) Windows
3 35 (2.75%) Android
3 35 (2.75%) Unix
4 32 (2.52%) Apple iOS
5 31 (2.44%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.26%) Windows Server 2016
7 15 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (0.94%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.71%) CentOS
10 9 (0.71%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.47%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
13 4 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.24%) Robot Operating System
15 2 (0.16%) FreeBSD
16 1 (0.079%) CoreOS
16 1 (0.079%) Debian
16 1 (0.079%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,193 (93.86%) Computer Science
2 422 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
3 386 (30.37%) Software Engineering
4 242 (19.04%) Mathematics
5 229 (18.02%) Problem-Solving
6 202 (15.89%) DevOps
7 174 (13.69%) OO
8 135 (10.62%) Scrum
9 134 (10.54%) Microservices
10 133 (10.46%) TDD
11 130 (10.23%) Analytics
12 115 (9.05%) Test Automation
13 104 (8.18%) Fintech
14 99 (7.79%) OOP
15 90 (7.08%) Unit Testing
16 87 (6.85%) Project Management
17 80 (6.29%) Continuous Integration
17 80 (6.29%) Machine Learning
17 80 (6.29%) Mentoring
18 75 (5.90%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 353 (27.77%) Java
2 351 (27.62%) Python
3 335 (26.36%) SQL
4 322 (25.33%) C#
5 317 (24.94%) JavaScript
6 146 (11.49%) C++
7 83 (6.53%) PHP
8 75 (5.90%) C
9 70 (5.51%) TypeScript
10 57 (4.48%) Scala
11 50 (3.93%) PowerShell
12 43 (3.38%) Go
13 41 (3.23%) R
14 34 (2.68%) Java 8
15 33 (2.60%) Ruby
15 33 (2.60%) T-SQL
16 31 (2.44%) Shell Script
17 30 (2.36%) Kotlin
17 30 (2.36%) MATLAB
18 23 (1.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1,269 (99.84%) Degree
2 124 (9.76%) Master's Degree
3 26 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (1.89%) PhD
5 22 (1.73%) Security Cleared
6 19 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
7 17 (1.34%) CISSP
7 17 (1.34%) SC Cleared
8 16 (1.26%) CISM
9 15 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.18%) MCSE
10 14 (1.10%) AWS Certification
10 14 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (1.02%) CEH
12 12 (0.94%) CISA
13 11 (0.87%) HNC
14 10 (0.79%) PMI Certification
15 9 (0.71%) CCNA
15 9 (0.71%) CRISC
16 8 (0.63%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (6.45%) QA
2 20 (1.57%) SLA
3 15 (1.18%) PMO
4 14 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (1.02%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.94%) GDPR
7 9 (0.71%) NIST
7 9 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.55%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.47%) NCSC
10 5 (0.39%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.24%) UCITS
12 2 (0.16%) EMIR
12 2 (0.16%) GAMP
12 2 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.16%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.16%) MiFID
12 2 (0.16%) WCAG
13 1 (0.079%) Def Stans
System Software
1 160 (12.59%) Docker
2 34 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 29 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.94%) HDFS
6 8 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.39%) RHEV
7 5 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.16%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.16%) Firmware
9 2 (0.16%) LXC
9 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.079%) iptables
10 1 (0.079%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.079%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 1 (0.079%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.079%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.079%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 120 (9.44%) Kubernetes
2 58 (4.56%) Ansible
3 38 (2.99%) Puppet
4 35 (2.75%) Terraform
5 20 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.10%) Kibana
7 10 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
9 6 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.39%) Rundeck
11 4 (0.31%) CloudHub
11 4 (0.31%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.31%) SCCM
12 3 (0.24%) SCOM
13 2 (0.16%) HP Fortify
13 2 (0.16%) MIIS
13 2 (0.16%) SCVMM
13 2 (0.16%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.079%) Grafana
14 1 (0.079%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 156 (12.27%) Microsoft
2 57 (4.48%) Oracle
3 44 (3.46%) Google
4 38 (2.99%) VMware
5 37 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
6 32 (2.52%) Tableau
7 28 (2.20%) Cisco
8 20 (1.57%) IBM
8 20 (1.57%) ServiceNow
9 17 (1.34%) SAP
10 13 (1.02%) Autodesk
10 13 (1.02%) CheckPoint
11 12 (0.94%) Capita
12 10 (0.79%) HP
13 9 (0.71%) Juniper
14 8 (0.63%) Databricks
14 8 (0.63%) MobileIron
14 8 (0.63%) Nokia
14 8 (0.63%) Sophos
15 7 (0.55%) New Relic