Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science Degree
UK
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 152 139 142
Rank change year-on-year -13 +3 -10
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science Degree 1,983 2,473 3,774
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.26% 2.47% 2.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.84% 11.53% 10.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,334 1,966 2,759
10th Percentile £30,750 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +8.91% +6.32%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £95,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -

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 18,292 21,457 36,419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.85% 21.44% 24.82%
Number of salaries quoted 12,100 16,134 26,396
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 -17 1,777 £57,500 +4.55% 352
UK excluding London -5 960 £50,000 +11.11% 253
London -16 884 £70,000 +7.69% 122
South East +19 424 £50,000 +17.65% 91
Work from Home +36 403 £62,500 +43.37% 58
South West +23 141 £40,000 +6.67% 21
North of England -18 108 £45,000 +12.50% 47
East of England -6 106 £53,750 +19.44% 28
Midlands -30 87 £42,500 -10.53% 44
North West -4 74 £47,500 +11.76% 26
West Midlands -7 52 £46,250 -2.63% 30
Scotland -20 47 £50,000 +11.11% 15
Northern Ireland +11 39 £42,500 -22.73% 1
East Midlands -23 35 £38,750 -22.50% 14
Yorkshire +9 33 £41,697 +51.62% 14
Wales +6 8 £49,000 +0.51% 6
North East -8 1 £22,500 - 7

For the 6 months to 10 May 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 1,979 (99.80%) Degree
2 1,939 (97.78%) Computer Science
3 753 (37.97%) Agile Software Development
4 710 (35.80%) JavaScript
5 621 (31.32%) Social Skills
6 608 (30.66%) SQL
7 602 (30.36%) Software Engineering
8 581 (29.30%) Python
9 544 (27.43%) C#
10 522 (26.32%) Java
11 442 (22.29%) Problem-Solving
12 430 (21.68%) Finance
13 411 (20.73%) .NET
14 384 (19.36%) React
15 346 (17.45%) AWS
16 331 (16.69%) Docker
17 317 (15.99%) DevOps
17 317 (15.99%) Git (software)
18 316 (15.94%) Azure
19 302 (15.23%) Microsoft
20 301 (15.18%) Linux
21 286 (14.42%) HTML
22 279 (14.07%) CSS
23 271 (13.67%) SQL Server
24 267 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
25 257 (12.96%) Mathematics
26 243 (12.25%) Test Automation
27 239 (12.05%) Kubernetes
28 228 (11.50%) OO
29 226 (11.40%) AngularJS

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 63 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 61 (3.08%) Apache Spark
3 51 (2.57%) Apache
4 45 (2.27%) SAS
5 43 (2.17%) Confluence
6 38 (1.92%) Tomcat
7 37 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
7 37 (1.87%) IIS
8 36 (1.82%) nginx
9 25 (1.26%) CMS
10 17 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 16 (0.81%) Jupyter
12 14 (0.71%) Apache Airflow
13 13 (0.66%) ejabberd
13 13 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
14 12 (0.61%) Luigi
15 10 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
16 7 (0.35%) GemFire
17 6 (0.30%) Oracle Spatial
17 6 (0.30%) Tornado
Applications
1 18 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.45%) Figma
6 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.35%) Simulink
8 6 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.30%) Revit
9 5 (0.25%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.25%) GIMP
10 3 (0.15%) Adobe XD
10 3 (0.15%) Siemens NX
10 3 (0.15%) Solid Edge
11 1 (0.050%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.050%) Maya
Business Applications
1 24 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.35%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.15%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.10%) Magento
5 2 (0.10%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.10%) StreamServe
5 2 (0.10%) Summit
6 1 (0.050%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.050%) Eikon
6 1 (0.050%) Infor LN
6 1 (0.050%) Maximo
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.050%) Quorum
6 1 (0.050%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.050%) Shopify
6 1 (0.050%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 346 (17.45%) AWS
2 316 (15.94%) Azure
3 166 (8.37%) SaaS
4 111 (5.60%) GitHub
5 104 (5.24%) GCP
6 96 (4.84%) Serverless
7 84 (4.24%) PaaS
8 54 (2.72%) Power Platform
9 53 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
10 51 (2.57%) Amazon EC2
11 49 (2.47%) Amazon S3
12 42 (2.12%) Dynamics 365
13 39 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
14 35 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
15 34 (1.71%) Microsoft 365
16 31 (1.56%) Azure Service Bus
17 27 (1.36%) Google Play
18 26 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
19 23 (1.16%) Azure Service Fabric
19 23 (1.16%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 85 (4.29%) Internet
2 61 (3.08%) Firewall
3 35 (1.77%) TCP/IP
4 34 (1.71%) HTTP
5 33 (1.66%) LAN
6 30 (1.51%) VPN
7 26 (1.31%) DNS
8 22 (1.11%) BGP
9 21 (1.06%) WAN
10 20 (1.01%) Network Security
11 18 (0.91%) VoIP
12 17 (0.86%) Asterisk PBX
13 16 (0.81%) SNMP
14 14 (0.71%) SSL
15 13 (0.66%) DHCP
15 13 (0.66%) Diameter Protocol
15 13 (0.66%) PBX
16 10 (0.50%) FTP
16 10 (0.50%) Unified Communications
17 9 (0.45%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (13.67%) SQL Server
2 205 (10.34%) NoSQL
3 149 (7.51%) Relational Database
4 102 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
5 101 (5.09%) MySQL
6 92 (4.64%) Big Data
7 87 (4.39%) MongoDB
8 57 (2.87%) Hadoop
9 51 (2.57%) RDBMS
10 46 (2.32%) Redis
11 36 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
11 36 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
12 32 (1.61%) Amazon Redshift
13 31 (1.56%) Oracle Database
13 31 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 30 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
15 28 (1.41%) Power BI
16 25 (1.26%) Apache Hive
17 22 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 22 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 317 (15.99%) Git (software)
2 141 (7.11%) Jenkins
3 102 (5.14%) JIRA
3 102 (5.14%) Selenium
4 42 (2.12%) Maven
5 40 (2.02%) Cucumber
5 40 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 39 (1.97%) GitLab
6 39 (1.97%) SonarQube
6 39 (1.97%) Subversion
7 38 (1.92%) Visual Studio
8 32 (1.61%) JUnit
9 27 (1.36%) Gradle
10 26 (1.31%) Rational Rhapsody
10 26 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
10 26 (1.31%) webpack
11 24 (1.21%) Artifactory
12 22 (1.11%) Postman
13 20 (1.01%) Bitbucket
14 19 (0.96%) Cypress.io
General
1 621 (31.32%) Social Skills
2 430 (21.68%) Finance
3 267 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
4 99 (4.99%) Games
5 84 (4.24%) Marketing
6 82 (4.14%) Banking
7 54 (2.72%) Manufacturing
8 53 (2.67%) Retail
9 52 (2.62%) Presentation Skills
10 51 (2.57%) Organisational Skills
11 50 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
12 48 (2.42%) Law
13 47 (2.37%) Electronics
14 46 (2.32%) Public Sector
15 36 (1.82%) Public Speaking
16 34 (1.71%) Influencing Skills
17 33 (1.66%) Automotive
18 26 (1.31%) Front Office
18 26 (1.31%) Telecoms
19 20 (1.01%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 937 (47.25%) Developer
2 317 (15.99%) Software Engineer
3 170 (8.57%) Senior Developer
4 164 (8.27%) Software Developer
5 127 (6.40%) .NET Developer
6 121 (6.10%) Full Stack Developer
7 102 (5.14%) Junior
8 98 (4.94%) Java Developer
9 95 (4.79%) C# Developer
10 93 (4.69%) Graduate
11 91 (4.59%) Architect
12 81 (4.08%) Senior Software Engineer
13 71 (3.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 66 (3.33%) Python Developer
15 65 (3.28%) Junior Developer
16 63 (3.18%) React Developer
17 59 (2.98%) Data Engineer
18 57 (2.87%) Graduate Developer
19 56 (2.82%) Backend Developer
20 55 (2.77%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 411 (20.73%) .NET
2 384 (19.36%) React
3 286 (14.42%) HTML
4 279 (14.07%) CSS
5 226 (11.40%) AngularJS
6 192 (9.68%) REST
7 191 (9.63%) Node.js
8 157 (7.92%) .NET Core
9 145 (7.31%) Web Services
10 144 (7.26%) RESTful
11 141 (7.11%) Vue.js
12 124 (6.25%) ASP.NET
13 114 (5.75%) jQuery
14 112 (5.65%) .NET Framework
15 84 (4.24%) HTML5
16 79 (3.98%) Spring
17 73 (3.68%) Kafka
18 63 (3.18%) ASP.NET Web API
18 63 (3.18%) XML
19 60 (3.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 142 (7.16%) Algorithms
2 137 (6.91%) Mobile App
3 113 (5.70%) User Experience
4 95 (4.79%) Data Centre
4 95 (4.79%) Data Structures
5 86 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
6 81 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
7 75 (3.78%) Management Information System
8 67 (3.38%) Public Cloud
9 61 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
10 46 (2.32%) Virtual Team
11 40 (2.02%) Hedge funds
12 36 (1.82%) Life Science
12 36 (1.82%) NHS
13 30 (1.51%) Blog
13 30 (1.51%) Client/Server
14 28 (1.41%) Biotechnology
14 28 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
15 24 (1.21%) Fixed Income
15 24 (1.21%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 301 (15.18%) Linux
2 177 (8.93%) Windows
3 107 (5.40%) Android
4 72 (3.63%) Apple iOS
4 72 (3.63%) Unix
5 30 (1.51%) Windows Server
6 16 (0.81%) Ubuntu
7 13 (0.66%) Debian
7 13 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
8 12 (0.61%) CentOS
9 11 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
10 6 (0.30%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.25%) Kali Linux
12 4 (0.20%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.15%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.10%) AIX
14 2 (0.10%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.050%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,939 (97.78%) Computer Science
2 753 (37.97%) Agile Software Development
3 602 (30.36%) Software Engineering
4 442 (22.29%) Problem-Solving
5 317 (15.99%) DevOps
6 257 (12.96%) Mathematics
7 243 (12.25%) Test Automation
8 228 (11.50%) OO
9 211 (10.64%) Microservices
10 206 (10.39%) Mentoring
11 184 (9.28%) TDD
12 176 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
13 174 (8.77%) Scrum
14 170 (8.57%) Analytics
15 165 (8.32%) Fintech
16 159 (8.02%) Open Source
17 152 (7.67%) SDLC
18 145 (7.31%) MVC
19 143 (7.21%) Data Science
20 138 (6.96%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 710 (35.80%) JavaScript
2 608 (30.66%) SQL
3 581 (29.30%) Python
4 544 (27.43%) C#
5 522 (26.32%) Java
6 222 (11.20%) TypeScript
7 213 (10.74%) C++
8 114 (5.75%) PHP
9 101 (5.09%) Go
10 94 (4.74%) C
11 80 (4.03%) Bash Shell
11 80 (4.03%) Ruby
12 78 (3.93%) ES6
13 68 (3.43%) Kotlin
14 59 (2.98%) Objective-C
15 53 (2.67%) T-SQL
16 50 (2.52%) PowerShell
17 44 (2.22%) Scala
18 40 (2.02%) Perl
19 38 (1.92%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1,979 (99.80%) Degree
2 212 (10.69%) Master's Degree
3 91 (4.59%) Security Cleared
4 78 (3.93%) SC Cleared
5 29 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (1.31%) Numerate Degree
8 21 (1.06%) CCNP
8 21 (1.06%) PhD
9 19 (0.96%) PMI Certification
10 17 (0.86%) HNC
10 17 (0.86%) HND
11 16 (0.81%) ISTQB
12 15 (0.76%) CCIE
13 14 (0.71%) PMP
14 12 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (0.50%) CISSP
16 7 (0.35%) CCNA
16 7 (0.35%) OCP
16 7 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (6.45%) QA
2 27 (1.36%) CDISC
3 15 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.61%) GDPR
5 11 (0.55%) MISRA
6 9 (0.45%) Good Clinical Practice
6 9 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.45%) NIST
6 9 (0.45%) SLA
7 7 (0.35%) Def Stans
8 6 (0.30%) GRC
9 5 (0.25%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.25%) IEC 62304
9 5 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.20%) FedRAMP
10 4 (0.20%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.20%) ISO 26262
10 4 (0.20%) MISRA C
11 3 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 331 (16.69%) Docker
2 39 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (1.92%) Active Directory
4 19 (0.96%) Firmware
4 19 (0.96%) vSphere
5 17 (0.86%) KVM
5 17 (0.86%) Postfix
6 14 (0.71%) Hyper-V
7 13 (0.66%) iptables
7 13 (0.66%) Kamailio
7 13 (0.66%) QEMU
8 8 (0.40%) HDFS
8 8 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.30%) LXC
9 6 (0.30%) Xen
10 4 (0.20%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.15%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.15%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 239 (12.05%) Kubernetes
2 104 (5.24%) Terraform
3 84 (4.24%) Ansible
4 44 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (1.82%) Puppet
6 21 (1.06%) Grafana
7 19 (0.96%) Prometheus
8 15 (0.76%) SCCM
8 15 (0.76%) ZABBIX
9 13 (0.66%) Galera Cluster
9 13 (0.66%) HAProxy
10 8 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (0.40%) Kibana
11 7 (0.35%) Nessus
12 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (0.30%) SCOM
12 6 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
13 5 (0.25%) Istio
Vendors
1 302 (15.23%) Microsoft
2 157 (7.92%) Oracle
3 121 (6.10%) Google
4 61 (3.08%) Cisco
5 50 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
5 50 (2.52%) VMware
6 39 (1.97%) PagerDuty
6 39 (1.97%) SAP
7 35 (1.77%) Apple
8 34 (1.71%) IBM
9 32 (1.61%) Juniper
10 27 (1.36%) Atlassian
11 25 (1.26%) Citrix
12 22 (1.11%) Databricks
13 20 (1.01%) Nintex
14 17 (0.86%) HP
15 15 (0.76%) Adobe
16 14 (0.71%) F5
16 14 (0.71%) Mitel
16 14 (0.71%) SonicWALL