Period
to 21 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 35 36
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +11
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 11663 11168 13019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.45% 5.91% 5.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.00% 14.44% 14.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8955 9610 10823
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £83,750 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

Computer Science is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 77777 77328 91200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.99% 40.93% 41.96%
Number of salaries quoted 58681 63584 73079
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in the UK

Computer Science
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Science.

Salary trend for Computer Science in the UK

Computer Science
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in the UK

Computer Science
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +4 11078 £47,500 - 859
UK excluding London +7 6117 £40,000 - 435
London -5 5437 £58,500 +1.74% 450
South East +5 2172 £40,000 - 157
East of England +7 1412 £45,000 +5.88% 109
North of England -1 827 £42,500 +10.39% 69
South West +8 661 £40,000 -1.23% 38
Midlands -6 607 £34,000 +4.62% 36
North West -4 525 £45,000 +12.50% 49
West Midlands -4 372 £32,500 +8.33% 18
Scotland -4 317 £40,000 - 19
East Midlands -5 248 £32,500 -2.99% 18
Yorkshire -26 197 £40,000 +6.67% 16
North East +32 105 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Wales -3 87 £24,000 -31.43% 7
Northern Ireland -1 70 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 9239 (79.22%) Degree
2 5016 (43.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 4080 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
4 3560 (30.52%) Java
5 3227 (27.67%) Software Engineering
6 3153 (27.03%) SQL
7 2865 (24.56%) Finance
8 2780 (23.84%) JavaScript
9 2771 (23.76%) Mathematics
10 2767 (23.72%) C#
11 2398 (20.56%) C++
12 2373 (20.35%) Python
13 2151 (18.44%) Linux
14 2098 (17.99%) .NET
15 2040 (17.49%) HTML
16 1765 (15.13%) Windows
17 1759 (15.08%) SQL Server
18 1684 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
19 1642 (14.08%) CSS
20 1632 (13.99%) Scrum
21 1550 (13.29%) Microsoft
22 1527 (13.09%) OO
23 1301 (11.15%) Physics
24 1240 (10.63%) TDD
25 1203 (10.31%) AngularJS
26 1165 (9.99%) Oracle
27 1147 (9.83%) SDLC
28 1136 (9.74%) C
29 1130 (9.69%) Banking
30 1112 (9.53%) Algorithms

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
1 346 (2.97%) Apache Spark
2 322 (2.76%) Apache
2 322 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
3 229 (1.96%) Tomcat
4 166 (1.42%) IIS
5 157 (1.35%) Confluence
6 141 (1.21%) SAS
7 134 (1.15%) SharePoint
8 127 (1.09%) JBoss
9 122 (1.05%) CMS
10 109 (0.93%) OpenStack
11 88 (0.75%) MS Exchange
12 72 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 64 (0.55%) nginx
14 59 (0.51%) Apache Solr
15 56 (0.48%) WebLogic
16 48 (0.41%) WebSphere
17 46 (0.39%) Ethereum
18 40 (0.34%) Hyperledger
19 39 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 347 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
2 332 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 115 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 105 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 58 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 52 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 42 (0.36%) SPSS
8 35 (0.30%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.086%) Mathematica
9 10 (0.086%) Simulink
10 7 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.060%) InfoPath
11 6 (0.051%) SOLIDWORKS
12 5 (0.043%) Chatbot
12 5 (0.043%) Doxygen
12 5 (0.043%) GNU Octave
12 5 (0.043%) XMetaL
13 4 (0.034%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.026%) Autodesk Inventor
14 3 (0.026%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 50 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.39%) Magento
3 26 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 19 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
6 17 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
6 17 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 16 (0.14%) NetSuite
8 13 (0.11%) SAP FI
9 12 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
9 12 (0.10%) SAP CO
9 12 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
10 11 (0.094%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 10 (0.086%) Remedy ITSM
11 10 (0.086%) SAP S/4HANA
12 9 (0.077%) SAP SD
13 7 (0.060%) PeopleSoft HCM
13 7 (0.060%) Sage CRM
14 6 (0.051%) SAP Hybris
15 5 (0.043%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1042 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
2 698 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 394 (3.38%) SaaS
4 271 (2.32%) GitHub
5 132 (1.13%) Office 365
6 127 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
7 107 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
8 95 (0.81%) PaaS
9 60 (0.51%) IaaS
10 58 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
11 49 (0.42%) Amazon S3
12 42 (0.36%) npm
13 39 (0.33%) OpenShift
14 38 (0.33%) Google Analytics
15 36 (0.31%) Serverless
16 32 (0.27%) Azure Machine Learning
17 31 (0.27%) Force.com
18 28 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
18 28 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
19 27 (0.23%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 382 (3.28%) Firewall
2 353 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 302 (2.59%) Internet
4 224 (1.92%) DNS
5 164 (1.41%) WAN
6 162 (1.39%) HTTP
7 151 (1.29%) DHCP
8 146 (1.25%) Network Security
9 136 (1.17%) VPN
10 133 (1.14%) LAN
11 114 (0.98%) Ethernet
12 112 (0.96%) Wireless
13 111 (0.95%) SAN
14 100 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
15 91 (0.78%) BGP
16 88 (0.75%) VoIP
17 79 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
18 78 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
19 76 (0.65%) OSPF
20 70 (0.60%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1759 (15.08%) SQL Server
2 722 (6.19%) NoSQL
3 678 (5.81%) Relational Database
4 659 (5.65%) MySQL
5 658 (5.64%) Big Data
6 502 (4.30%) MongoDB
7 360 (3.09%) Hadoop
8 281 (2.41%) Oracle Database
9 261 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
10 248 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
11 243 (2.08%) RDBMS
12 194 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
13 190 (1.63%) Redis
14 167 (1.43%) Data Mining
15 159 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 156 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 129 (1.11%) Apache Hive
17 129 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
18 109 (0.93%) Blockchain
19 94 (0.81%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1022 (8.76%) Git (software)
2 531 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 521 (4.47%) JIRA
4 445 (3.82%) Visual Studio
5 390 (3.34%) Selenium
6 362 (3.10%) Subversion
7 319 (2.74%) JUnit
8 294 (2.52%) Maven
9 209 (1.79%) TeamCity
10 198 (1.70%) Cucumber
11 179 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 153 (1.31%) Eclipse
13 145 (1.24%) NUnit
14 144 (1.23%) WebDriver
15 113 (0.97%) Mercurial
16 94 (0.81%) Ant
17 93 (0.80%) Bitbucket
18 92 (0.79%) JMeter
19 90 (0.77%) Gradle
20 89 (0.76%) MSTest
General
1 2865 (24.56%) Finance
2 1130 (9.69%) Banking
3 635 (5.44%) Investment Banking
4 533 (4.57%) Telecoms
5 525 (4.50%) Marketing
6 495 (4.24%) Retail Banking
7 482 (4.13%) Electronics
8 465 (3.99%) Games
9 427 (3.66%) Retail
10 302 (2.59%) Front Office
11 200 (1.71%) Manufacturing
12 179 (1.53%) Advertising
13 170 (1.46%) Legal
14 152 (1.30%) Financial Institution
15 147 (1.26%) Automotive
16 103 (0.88%) Publishing
17 83 (0.71%) German Language
18 81 (0.69%) Aerospace
19 60 (0.51%) Back Office
19 60 (0.51%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4796 (41.12%) Developer
2 1633 (14.00%) Software Engineer
3 1406 (12.06%) Graduate
4 1127 (9.66%) Java Developer
5 1116 (9.57%) Analyst
6 1047 (8.98%) Software Developer
7 872 (7.48%) C# Developer
8 870 (7.46%) Junior
9 746 (6.40%) .NET Developer
10 736 (6.31%) Graduate Developer
11 735 (6.30%) Senior Developer
12 631 (5.41%) C++ Software Engineer
13 620 (5.32%) Architect
14 556 (4.77%) Junior Developer
15 402 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
16 390 (3.34%) Consultant
17 389 (3.34%) JavaScript Developer
18 380 (3.26%) C++ Developer
19 318 (2.73%) Graduate Software Engineer
20 309 (2.65%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2098 (17.99%) .NET
2 2040 (17.49%) HTML
3 1642 (14.08%) CSS
4 1203 (10.31%) AngularJS
5 964 (8.27%) ASP.NET
6 954 (8.18%) Web Services
7 797 (6.83%) XML
8 766 (6.57%) HTML5
9 715 (6.13%) REST
10 706 (6.05%) jQuery
11 672 (5.76%) Spring
12 630 (5.40%) RESTful
13 554 (4.75%) Node.js
14 551 (4.72%) .NET Framework
15 513 (4.40%) React
16 490 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
17 427 (3.66%) SOAP
17 427 (3.66%) WCF
18 393 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web API
19 386 (3.31%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1684 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1112 (9.53%) Algorithms
3 828 (7.10%) Management Information System
4 529 (4.54%) User Experience
5 402 (3.45%) Data Structures
6 394 (3.38%) Fintech
7 368 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
8 355 (3.04%) Mobile App
9 351 (3.01%) Hedge funds
10 336 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
11 222 (1.90%) Data Centre
12 200 (1.71%) Client/Server
13 152 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
14 131 (1.12%) Robotics
15 124 (1.06%) Derivative
16 112 (0.96%) Fixed Income
17 107 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
18 103 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 95 (0.81%) Equities
20 91 (0.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2151 (18.44%) Linux
2 1765 (15.13%) Windows
3 772 (6.62%) Unix
4 380 (3.26%) Android
5 348 (2.98%) Apple iOS
6 337 (2.89%) Windows Server
7 141 (1.21%) Windows 10
8 122 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 118 (1.01%) Windows 7
10 116 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 96 (0.82%) CentOS
12 61 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
13 60 (0.51%) Ubuntu
14 59 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 50 (0.43%) Mac OS
16 46 (0.39%) Mac OS X
17 38 (0.33%) Solaris
18 36 (0.31%) Windows 8
19 33 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
20 28 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4080 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
2 3227 (27.67%) Software Engineering
3 2771 (23.76%) Mathematics
4 1632 (13.99%) Scrum
5 1527 (13.09%) OO
6 1301 (11.15%) Physics
7 1240 (10.63%) TDD
8 1147 (9.83%) SDLC
9 1056 (9.05%) MVC
10 1026 (8.80%) Test Automation
11 992 (8.51%) Analytics
12 866 (7.43%) Machine Learning
13 856 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
14 834 (7.15%) Web Development
15 724 (6.21%) DevOps
16 705 (6.04%) Project Management
17 689 (5.91%) Open Source
18 682 (5.85%) Asset Management
19 640 (5.49%) OOP
20 621 (5.32%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3560 (30.52%) Java
2 3153 (27.03%) SQL
3 2780 (23.84%) JavaScript
4 2767 (23.72%) C#
5 2398 (20.56%) C++
6 2373 (20.35%) Python
7 1136 (9.74%) C
8 578 (4.96%) PHP
9 465 (3.99%) Ruby
10 450 (3.86%) R
11 361 (3.10%) Perl
12 339 (2.91%) Scala
13 302 (2.59%) MATLAB
14 292 (2.50%) T-SQL
15 277 (2.38%) PowerShell
16 225 (1.93%) Shell Script
17 214 (1.83%) Bash Shell
18 212 (1.82%) PL/SQL
19 164 (1.41%) Go
20 162 (1.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9239 (79.22%) Degree
2 5016 (43.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 634 (5.44%) PhD
4 511 (4.38%) Master's Degree
5 353 (3.03%) Numerate Degree
6 304 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 291 (2.50%) Security Cleared
8 241 (2.07%) CISSP
9 214 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
10 189 (1.62%) CISM
11 138 (1.18%) ISTQB
12 133 (1.14%) CCNA
12 133 (1.14%) SC Cleared
13 114 (0.98%) HND
14 111 (0.95%) MCSE
15 101 (0.87%) ISEB
16 99 (0.85%) CISA
17 94 (0.81%) MCP
18 79 (0.68%) CCNP
19 76 (0.65%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 967 (8.29%) QA
2 153 (1.31%) SLA
3 110 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 72 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 49 (0.42%) Data Quality
6 40 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 38 (0.33%) PMO
8 31 (0.27%) GDPR
9 25 (0.21%) GCP
10 22 (0.19%) MISRA
11 21 (0.18%) MiFID
12 16 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
13 15 (0.13%) ECSS
13 15 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 11 (0.094%) COBIT
15 8 (0.069%) FATCA
15 8 (0.069%) IEC 62304
16 7 (0.060%) DO-178B
16 7 (0.060%) EMIR
16 7 (0.060%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 444 (3.81%) Docker
2 302 (2.59%) Active Directory
3 206 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 119 (1.02%) Firmware
5 118 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
6 92 (0.79%) Hyper-V
7 73 (0.63%) XenApp
8 62 (0.53%) XenDesktop
9 38 (0.33%) vSphere
10 37 (0.32%) HDFS
11 35 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
12 33 (0.28%) XenServer
13 27 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
14 21 (0.18%) iptables
14 21 (0.18%) Xen
15 20 (0.17%) Apache Flume
16 16 (0.14%) Terminal Services
17 15 (0.13%) Ceph
18 14 (0.12%) KVM
18 14 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 258 (2.21%) Ansible
2 217 (1.86%) Puppet
3 166 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
4 108 (0.93%) Kubernetes
5 74 (0.63%) Kibana
6 65 (0.56%) Terraform
7 64 (0.55%) Nagios
8 55 (0.47%) SCCM
9 51 (0.44%) Nessus
10 47 (0.40%) QRadar
11 42 (0.36%) CSIRT
12 37 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
13 31 (0.27%) Cacti
13 31 (0.27%) SCOM
14 30 (0.26%) Salt
15 28 (0.24%) Opsview
16 27 (0.23%) Grafana
17 25 (0.21%) SolarWinds Orion
18 24 (0.21%) Mesos
19 23 (0.20%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1550 (13.29%) Microsoft
2 1165 (9.99%) Oracle
3 369 (3.16%) Google
4 282 (2.42%) Cisco
5 279 (2.39%) VMware
6 228 (1.95%) SAP
7 183 (1.57%) Citrix
8 181 (1.55%) Tableau
9 175 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
10 144 (1.23%) HP
11 114 (0.98%) Red Hat
12 101 (0.87%) Sybase
13 88 (0.75%) IBM
14 87 (0.75%) Cadence
15 77 (0.66%) Juniper
16 73 (0.63%) Splunk
17 66 (0.57%) Palo Alto
18 65 (0.56%) Murex
19 56 (0.48%) ServiceNow
20 55 (0.47%) Cognizant