Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 49 48 35
Rank change year-on-year -1 -13 +3
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 4,133 5,738 8,906
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.98% 5.04% 5.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.38% 5.47% 6.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2,761 4,457 6,487
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £98,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -

Computer Science is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 76,792 104,892 137,408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.47% 92.14% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 59,116 84,257 109,289
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Computer Science as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in the UK

Computer Science
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Computer Science.

Salary trend for Computer Science in the UK

Computer Science
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Computer Science over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in the UK

Computer Science
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 13 April 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 -2 3,656 £59,250 +7.73% 1,072
UK excluding London +10 2,081 £50,000 +11.11% 620
London -10 1,763 £70,000 +7.69% 523
South East +9 765 £50,000 +11.11% 174
Work from Home +50 752 £62,500 +25.00% 306
North of England +15 348 £45,000 - 126
South West +6 283 £47,500 +24.39% 51
East of England +11 259 £55,000 +10.00% 86
Midlands -30 186 £42,500 -5.56% 110
North West -14 177 £45,000 -10.00% 55
Yorkshire +83 158 £45,000 +63.64% 51
West Midlands -23 142 £42,500 - 75
Scotland -8 139 £47,500 - 41
Northern Ireland +8 67 £42,500 -5.56% 16
East Midlands -27 44 £45,000 -10.00% 34
Wales -7 23 £43,500 +24.29% 15
Isle of Man -2 13 - - 1
North East -11 13 £36,250 +3.57% 20

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, IT jobs citing Computer Science 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.

1 3,115 (75.37%) Degree
2 1,775 (42.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 1,305 (31.58%) Python
4 1,302 (31.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1,210 (29.28%) Software Engineering
6 1,173 (28.38%) SQL
7 1,136 (27.49%) JavaScript
8 1,038 (25.11%) Java
9 918 (22.21%) Finance
10 887 (21.46%) Problem-Solving
11 845 (20.45%) C#
12 766 (18.53%) Mathematics
13 679 (16.43%) AWS
14 634 (15.34%) Linux
15 628 (15.19%) .NET
16 621 (15.03%) Analytical Skills
17 604 (14.61%) React
18 581 (14.06%) DevOps
19 577 (13.96%) Azure
20 559 (13.53%) Microsoft
21 549 (13.28%) Git (software)
22 547 (13.23%) CSS
23 546 (13.21%) Docker
24 545 (13.19%) HTML
25 535 (12.94%) C++
26 464 (11.23%) SQL Server
26 464 (11.23%) Test Automation
27 451 (10.91%) Analytics
28 424 (10.26%) Machine Learning
29 418 (10.11%) Kubernetes

Computer Science
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
1 132 (3.19%) SAS
2 106 (2.56%) Apache Spark
3 95 (2.30%) Confluence
4 83 (2.01%) Apache
5 75 (1.81%) SharePoint
6 60 (1.45%) CMS
6 60 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
7 53 (1.28%) Tomcat
8 48 (1.16%) IIS
9 36 (0.87%) nginx
9 36 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 18 (0.44%) GemFire
10 18 (0.44%) Jupyter
11 17 (0.41%) MS Exchange
12 15 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
13 13 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
14 11 (0.27%) ejabberd
15 10 (0.24%) Apache Pig
15 10 (0.24%) Luigi
15 10 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 101 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (0.82%) Simulink
4 28 (0.68%) Stateflow
5 20 (0.48%) Photoshop
6 16 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 15 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 14 (0.34%) InVision
9 13 (0.31%) Figma
9 13 (0.31%) MS Visio
10 9 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (0.22%) SPSS
11 8 (0.19%) UXPin
12 6 (0.15%) GIMP
12 6 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
12 6 (0.15%) Revit
13 5 (0.12%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.073%) Adobe XD
15 1 (0.024%) Sketch
15 1 (0.024%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 30 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (0.29%) Magento
3 10 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.24%) SAP ERP
4 9 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.17%) Shopify
6 4 (0.097%) HFM
6 4 (0.097%) Hyperion Planning
6 4 (0.097%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 4 (0.097%) Sage 50
7 3 (0.073%) MoSes
7 3 (0.073%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.073%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.048%) Oracle Clinical
8 2 (0.048%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.048%) StreamServe
9 1 (0.024%) Distributed Ledger
9 1 (0.024%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 679 (16.43%) AWS
2 577 (13.96%) Azure
3 271 (6.56%) SaaS
4 211 (5.11%) GCP
5 178 (4.31%) GitHub
6 121 (2.93%) Serverless
7 119 (2.88%) Power Platform
8 103 (2.49%) PaaS
9 87 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
10 72 (1.74%) Amazon S3
11 68 (1.65%) Microsoft 365
12 67 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
13 55 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
14 48 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
14 48 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
15 45 (1.09%) IaaS
16 38 (0.92%) npm
17 33 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
18 31 (0.75%) Google Play
19 25 (0.60%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 159 (3.85%) Firewall
2 125 (3.02%) Internet
3 121 (2.93%) TCP/IP
4 97 (2.35%) HTTP
5 94 (2.27%) Wireless
6 66 (1.60%) DNS
6 66 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
7 65 (1.57%) Ethernet
8 60 (1.45%) Wireshark
9 58 (1.40%) LAN
10 55 (1.33%) MQTT
11 48 (1.16%) Network Security
12 47 (1.14%) HTTPS
12 47 (1.14%) VPN
13 46 (1.11%) VoIP
14 45 (1.09%) WAN
15 40 (0.97%) Broadband
16 37 (0.90%) 802.11
17 36 (0.87%) STUN
18 32 (0.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 464 (11.23%) SQL Server
2 299 (7.23%) NoSQL
3 278 (6.73%) Relational Database
4 228 (5.52%) MySQL
5 222 (5.37%) PostgreSQL
6 192 (4.65%) Big Data
7 168 (4.06%) MongoDB
8 120 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
9 105 (2.54%) Tableau
10 102 (2.47%) Hadoop
11 86 (2.08%) Data Mining
12 85 (2.06%) Power BI
13 82 (1.98%) Redis
14 79 (1.91%) RDBMS
15 58 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 51 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
16 51 (1.23%) Data Lake
17 41 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
18 40 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
19 39 (0.94%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 549 (13.28%) Git (software)
2 246 (5.95%) JIRA
3 234 (5.66%) Jenkins
4 155 (3.75%) Selenium
5 88 (2.13%) Maven
6 84 (2.03%) Subversion
7 81 (1.96%) Visual Studio
8 68 (1.65%) Gradle
9 67 (1.62%) webpack
10 66 (1.60%) Cucumber
11 63 (1.52%) JUnit
12 60 (1.45%) Cypress.io
13 54 (1.31%) Artifactory
14 53 (1.28%) GitLab
14 53 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
15 48 (1.16%) Mockito
16 43 (1.04%) Mocha
17 41 (0.99%) Bitbucket
18 39 (0.94%) SonarQube
19 36 (0.87%) TeamCity
General
1 918 (22.21%) Finance
2 277 (6.70%) Marketing
3 222 (5.37%) Telecoms
4 205 (4.96%) Games
5 196 (4.74%) Electronics
6 181 (4.38%) Banking
7 163 (3.94%) Manufacturing
8 159 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
9 138 (3.34%) Public Sector
10 133 (3.22%) Retail
11 105 (2.54%) Law
12 80 (1.94%) Front Office
13 70 (1.69%) Automotive
14 37 (0.90%) German Language
14 37 (0.90%) Investment Banking
15 33 (0.80%) Advertising
16 32 (0.77%) Aerospace
17 31 (0.75%) French Language
18 30 (0.73%) Publishing
19 27 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,642 (39.73%) Developer
2 562 (13.60%) Software Engineer
3 320 (7.74%) Software Developer
4 309 (7.48%) Senior Developer
5 236 (5.71%) Analyst
6 223 (5.40%) Junior
7 222 (5.37%) Java Developer
8 213 (5.15%) Graduate
9 184 (4.45%) Architect
10 179 (4.33%) .NET Developer
11 174 (4.21%) Full Stack Developer
12 161 (3.90%) Senior Software Engineer
13 144 (3.48%) C# Developer
14 140 (3.39%) Python Developer
15 134 (3.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 133 (3.22%) Junior Developer
17 117 (2.83%) Data Scientist
18 113 (2.73%) React Developer
19 109 (2.64%) Data Engineer
20 108 (2.61%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 628 (15.19%) .NET
2 604 (14.61%) React
3 547 (13.23%) CSS
4 545 (13.19%) HTML
5 394 (9.53%) AngularJS
6 353 (8.54%) Node.js
7 298 (7.21%) REST
8 254 (6.15%) Web Services
9 231 (5.59%) .NET Core
10 191 (4.62%) RESTful
11 177 (4.28%) Spring
12 174 (4.21%) Vue.js
13 162 (3.92%) jQuery
14 157 (3.80%) .NET Framework
15 152 (3.68%) HTML5
16 148 (3.58%) ASP.NET
17 121 (2.93%) XML
18 114 (2.76%) Kafka
19 112 (2.71%) JSON
20 109 (2.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 621 (15.03%) Analytical Skills
2 377 (9.12%) Algorithms
3 316 (7.65%) User Experience
4 231 (5.59%) Data Structures
5 229 (5.54%) Management Information System
6 171 (4.14%) Mobile App
7 162 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
8 135 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
9 126 (3.05%) Life Science
10 125 (3.02%) Data Centre
11 112 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
12 102 (2.47%) Public Cloud
13 92 (2.23%) Virtual Team
14 82 (1.98%) Hedge funds
15 68 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 54 (1.31%) Robotics
17 53 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
18 52 (1.26%) N-Tier
19 46 (1.11%) Cloud Native
19 46 (1.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 634 (15.34%) Linux
2 346 (8.37%) Windows
3 154 (3.73%) Unix
4 128 (3.10%) Android
5 103 (2.49%) Apple iOS
6 73 (1.77%) Windows Server
7 36 (0.87%) CentOS
7 36 (0.87%) Windows Server 2016
8 34 (0.82%) Ubuntu
9 23 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
11 16 (0.39%) Windows 10
12 14 (0.34%) Debian
13 11 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (0.24%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.22%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.17%) Kali Linux
17 6 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
18 2 (0.048%) Alpine Linux
18 2 (0.048%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,302 (31.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1,210 (29.28%) Software Engineering
3 887 (21.46%) Problem-Solving
4 766 (18.53%) Mathematics
5 581 (14.06%) DevOps
6 464 (11.23%) Test Automation
7 451 (10.91%) Analytics
8 424 (10.26%) Machine Learning
9 375 (9.07%) OO
10 370 (8.95%) Microservices
11 366 (8.86%) Data Science
12 365 (8.83%) Scrum
13 335 (8.11%) Physics
14 331 (8.01%) TDD
15 327 (7.91%) Fintech
16 325 (7.86%) Continuous Integration
17 302 (7.31%) Statistics
18 287 (6.94%) Mentoring
19 281 (6.80%) Artificial Intelligence
20 274 (6.63%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,305 (31.58%) Python
2 1,173 (28.38%) SQL
3 1,136 (27.49%) JavaScript
4 1,038 (25.11%) Java
5 845 (20.45%) C#
6 535 (12.94%) C++
7 368 (8.90%) TypeScript
8 264 (6.39%) C
9 180 (4.36%) PHP
10 177 (4.28%) Go
11 155 (3.75%) R
12 137 (3.31%) Bash Shell
13 111 (2.69%) Ruby
14 110 (2.66%) PowerShell
15 104 (2.52%) ES6
16 93 (2.25%) Scala
17 81 (1.96%) Perl
18 80 (1.94%) Java 8
19 71 (1.72%) T-SQL
20 70 (1.69%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 3,115 (75.37%) Degree
2 1,775 (42.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 293 (7.09%) Master's Degree
4 178 (4.31%) PhD
5 170 (4.11%) Security Cleared
6 118 (2.86%) SC Cleared
7 81 (1.96%) Numerate Degree
8 65 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
9 55 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 54 (1.31%) ISTQB
11 49 (1.19%) CISSP
12 46 (1.11%) CCNP
13 38 (0.92%) HND
14 29 (0.70%) PMI Certification
15 26 (0.63%) CCIE
16 22 (0.53%) HNC
16 22 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 22 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
16 22 (0.53%) PMP
17 21 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 292 (7.07%) QA
2 70 (1.69%) CDISC
3 38 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 38 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (0.73%) GDPR
5 29 (0.70%) SLA
6 20 (0.48%) NIST
7 14 (0.34%) Good Clinical Practice
7 14 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.34%) MISRA
8 13 (0.31%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
9 12 (0.29%) PMO
10 10 (0.24%) MISRA C
11 8 (0.19%) COBIT
12 7 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 6 (0.15%) Def Stans
13 6 (0.15%) GRC
13 6 (0.15%) IEC 61508
14 5 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 546 (13.21%) Docker
2 96 (2.32%) Active Directory
3 94 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (1.31%) Firmware
5 33 (0.80%) Hyper-V
6 32 (0.77%) HDFS
7 22 (0.53%) KVM
8 19 (0.46%) vSphere
9 16 (0.39%) Postfix
10 14 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (0.27%) iptables
11 11 (0.27%) Kamailio
11 11 (0.27%) QEMU
12 9 (0.22%) Xen
13 8 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
14 6 (0.15%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.15%) LXC
15 4 (0.097%) VMware NSX
16 3 (0.073%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (0.073%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 418 (10.11%) Kubernetes
2 183 (4.43%) Terraform
3 157 (3.80%) Ansible
4 100 (2.42%) Puppet
5 85 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
6 45 (1.09%) Kibana
7 36 (0.87%) Graylog
7 36 (0.87%) Prometheus
8 27 (0.65%) Grafana
8 27 (0.65%) SCCM
9 20 (0.48%) ZABBIX
10 14 (0.34%) Nagios
10 14 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
11 13 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (0.29%) Data Guard
12 12 (0.29%) Galera Cluster
12 12 (0.29%) HAProxy
12 12 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
12 12 (0.29%) Salt
13 11 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 559 (13.53%) Microsoft
2 258 (6.24%) Google
3 247 (5.98%) Oracle
4 166 (4.02%) SAP
5 117 (2.83%) VMware
6 94 (2.27%) Cisco
7 91 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
8 72 (1.74%) IBM
9 49 (1.19%) Databricks
10 41 (0.99%) PagerDuty
11 36 (0.87%) Twitter
12 35 (0.85%) Apple
13 34 (0.82%) Juniper
14 31 (0.75%) Facebook
15 30 (0.73%) Citrix
16 29 (0.70%) Splunk
17 26 (0.63%) Atlassian
18 25 (0.60%) Adobe
19 24 (0.58%) F5
20 21 (0.51%) HP