Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 33 41
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8 -1
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 10845 12222 12213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.16% 6.17% 5.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.39% 14.81% 13.65%
Number of salaries quoted 8454 10480 10118
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +4.65%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 75342 82512 89447
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.80% 41.68% 41.17%
Number of salaries quoted 57465 67458 71218
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 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -3 10312 £47,500 - 834
UK excluding London -6 5584 £40,000 - 406
London -5 5142 £58,000 +5.45% 460
South East -2 1853 £40,000 - 114
East of England +4 1273 £40,000 -5.88% 103
North of England -1 890 £40,500 +8.00% 71
South West +5 652 £40,000 -5.88% 48
Midlands -10 587 £33,750 +0.75% 39
North West -16 537 £42,500 +13.33% 47
West Midlands -15 365 £32,000 -1.54% 19
Scotland -12 298 £40,000 +2.22% 27
East Midlands -1 259 £32,500 -7.14% 20
Yorkshire -7 249 £40,000 +6.67% 22
North East +43 104 £40,000 +21.67% 2
Wales -11 82 £32,250 -7.86% 3
Northern Ireland -23 30 £35,000 +7.69% 2

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 8542 (78.76%) Degree
2 4681 (43.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 3697 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
4 3512 (32.38%) Java
5 3026 (27.90%) SQL
6 2915 (26.88%) Software Engineering
7 2783 (25.66%) JavaScript
8 2703 (24.92%) C#
9 2604 (24.01%) Finance
10 2349 (21.66%) Mathematics
11 2229 (20.55%) C++
12 2127 (19.61%) HTML
13 2048 (18.88%) .NET
14 2047 (18.88%) Linux
15 2041 (18.82%) Python
16 1821 (16.79%) CSS
17 1805 (16.64%) SQL Server
18 1623 (14.97%) Windows
19 1571 (14.49%) OO
20 1570 (14.48%) Analytical Skills
21 1557 (14.36%) Microsoft
22 1378 (12.71%) Scrum
23 1264 (11.66%) Oracle
24 1255 (11.57%) AngularJS
25 1135 (10.47%) TDD
26 1100 (10.14%) Physics
27 1079 (9.95%) Git (software)
28 1032 (9.52%) SDLC
29 1026 (9.46%) MVC
30 1025 (9.45%) C

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
1 371 (3.42%) Apache
2 301 (2.78%) Apache Spark
3 285 (2.63%) Tomcat
4 261 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
5 164 (1.51%) SharePoint
6 159 (1.47%) JBoss
7 144 (1.33%) IIS
8 121 (1.12%) Confluence
9 117 (1.08%) OpenStack
10 104 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 102 (0.94%) SAS
12 85 (0.78%) CMS
13 75 (0.69%) nginx
14 68 (0.63%) WebLogic
15 60 (0.55%) MS Exchange
16 52 (0.48%) Drupal
17 45 (0.41%) WebSphere
18 42 (0.39%) Apache Pig
19 38 (0.35%) Apache Solr
20 33 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 288 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 276 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
3 91 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 73 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 45 (0.41%) Photoshop
6 44 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
7 38 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 37 (0.34%) SPSS
9 13 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.12%) Simulink
10 7 (0.065%) Maple
11 6 (0.055%) Doxygen
11 6 (0.055%) InVision
12 5 (0.046%) SOLIDWORKS
13 4 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.037%) GIMP
13 4 (0.037%) XMetaL
14 3 (0.028%) Autodesk Inventor
14 3 (0.028%) Mathcad
14 3 (0.028%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 43 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.39%) Magento
3 23 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
5 15 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 13 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 13 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 11 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
7 11 (0.10%) SAP FI
8 10 (0.092%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 10 (0.092%) Oracle BPM
8 10 (0.092%) Oracle ERP
9 9 (0.083%) Oracle 11i
9 9 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
9 9 (0.083%) Oracle EBS R12
9 9 (0.083%) SAP CO
9 9 (0.083%) SAP FI/CO
10 8 (0.074%) SAP S/4HANA
11 7 (0.065%) Sage CRM
11 7 (0.065%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 936 (8.63%) Amazon AWS
2 630 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 399 (3.68%) SaaS
4 256 (2.36%) GitHub
5 140 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
6 132 (1.22%) Office 365
7 95 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
8 82 (0.76%) PaaS
9 69 (0.64%) IaaS
10 68 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
11 53 (0.49%) Azure Machine Learning
12 43 (0.40%) Google Play
13 40 (0.37%) Amazon S3
14 30 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
14 30 (0.28%) Google Analytics
15 29 (0.27%) OpenShift
16 26 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
16 26 (0.24%) Force.com
17 25 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
18 22 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 369 (3.40%) Firewall
2 291 (2.68%) TCP/IP
3 268 (2.47%) Internet
4 176 (1.62%) HTTP
5 175 (1.61%) DNS
6 148 (1.36%) Network Security
7 142 (1.31%) WAN
8 138 (1.27%) Wireless
9 132 (1.22%) LAN
10 119 (1.10%) SAN
11 116 (1.07%) VPN
12 104 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
13 91 (0.84%) DHCP
14 85 (0.78%) OSPF
15 81 (0.75%) BGP
16 80 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
17 79 (0.73%) Ethernet
18 78 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
19 71 (0.65%) VoIP
20 59 (0.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1805 (16.64%) SQL Server
2 770 (7.10%) MySQL
3 678 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 672 (6.20%) NoSQL
5 635 (5.86%) Big Data
6 507 (4.67%) MongoDB
7 334 (3.08%) Hadoop
8 303 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
9 274 (2.53%) Oracle Database
10 272 (2.51%) RDBMS
11 239 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
12 220 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 206 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 177 (1.63%) Data Mining
15 172 (1.59%) Redis
16 171 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
17 121 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
18 118 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
18 118 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 116 (1.07%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1079 (9.95%) Git (software)
2 498 (4.59%) JIRA
3 480 (4.43%) Jenkins
4 419 (3.86%) Subversion
5 409 (3.77%) Visual Studio
6 370 (3.41%) Selenium
7 298 (2.75%) Maven
8 283 (2.61%) JUnit
9 249 (2.30%) TeamCity
10 197 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 157 (1.45%) NUnit
12 156 (1.44%) Cucumber
13 129 (1.19%) Eclipse
14 121 (1.12%) Mercurial
15 119 (1.10%) Ant
16 111 (1.02%) WebDriver
17 104 (0.96%) Gradle
18 97 (0.89%) gulp
19 93 (0.86%) Bitbucket
20 86 (0.79%) Hudson
General
1 2604 (24.01%) Finance
2 923 (8.51%) Banking
3 708 (6.53%) Retail
4 580 (5.35%) Telecoms
5 532 (4.91%) Marketing
6 480 (4.43%) Electronics
7 479 (4.42%) Investment Banking
8 476 (4.39%) Games
9 348 (3.21%) Retail Banking
10 198 (1.83%) Front Office
11 195 (1.80%) Manufacturing
12 183 (1.69%) Advertising
13 165 (1.52%) Automotive
14 141 (1.30%) Financial Institution
15 131 (1.21%) Legal
16 130 (1.20%) Publishing
17 82 (0.76%) Aerospace
18 73 (0.67%) Back Office
19 52 (0.48%) Billing
20 51 (0.47%) Law
Job Titles
1 4879 (44.99%) Developer
2 1270 (11.71%) Software Engineer
3 1261 (11.63%) Graduate
4 1203 (11.09%) Java Developer
5 1031 (9.51%) Software Developer
6 1006 (9.28%) Analyst
7 833 (7.68%) C# Developer
8 780 (7.19%) Junior
9 729 (6.72%) .NET Developer
10 727 (6.70%) Senior Developer
11 648 (5.98%) Graduate Developer
12 538 (4.96%) Junior Developer
13 503 (4.64%) Architect
14 454 (4.19%) C++ Software Engineer
15 417 (3.85%) Consultant
16 394 (3.63%) C# .NET Developer
17 349 (3.22%) JavaScript Developer
18 340 (3.14%) C++ Developer
19 286 (2.64%) Data Scientist
20 267 (2.46%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2127 (19.61%) HTML
2 2048 (18.88%) .NET
3 1821 (16.79%) CSS
4 1255 (11.57%) AngularJS
5 1009 (9.30%) Web Services
6 955 (8.81%) ASP.NET
7 835 (7.70%) HTML5
8 814 (7.51%) XML
9 774 (7.14%) jQuery
10 705 (6.50%) Spring
11 591 (5.45%) REST
12 578 (5.33%) Node.js
13 557 (5.14%) RESTful
14 525 (4.84%) .NET Framework
15 497 (4.58%) React
16 465 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
17 422 (3.89%) WCF
18 416 (3.84%) Hibernate
19 398 (3.67%) JSON
20 386 (3.56%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1570 (14.48%) Analytical Skills
2 991 (9.14%) Algorithms
3 833 (7.68%) Management Information System
4 626 (5.77%) User Experience
5 394 (3.63%) Data Structures
6 370 (3.41%) Mobile App
7 348 (3.21%) Fintech
7 348 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
8 312 (2.88%) Hedge funds
9 301 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
10 247 (2.28%) Data Centre
11 145 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
12 139 (1.28%) Derivative
13 128 (1.18%) Client/Server
14 124 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 120 (1.11%) Virtual Team
16 109 (1.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 95 (0.88%) iPad
18 90 (0.83%) Credit Risk
19 75 (0.69%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 2047 (18.88%) Linux
2 1623 (14.97%) Windows
3 670 (6.18%) Unix
4 467 (4.31%) Android
5 407 (3.75%) Apple iOS
6 269 (2.48%) Windows Server
7 117 (1.08%) CentOS
8 105 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 92 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 84 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 70 (0.65%) Windows 7
12 68 (0.63%) Mac OS X
13 63 (0.58%) Windows 10
14 62 (0.57%) Mac OS
15 58 (0.53%) Windows XP
16 57 (0.53%) VxWorks
17 50 (0.46%) Ubuntu
18 45 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
19 44 (0.41%) Solaris
20 40 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3697 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 2915 (26.88%) Software Engineering
3 2349 (21.66%) Mathematics
4 1571 (14.49%) OO
5 1378 (12.71%) Scrum
6 1135 (10.47%) TDD
7 1100 (10.14%) Physics
8 1032 (9.52%) SDLC
9 1026 (9.46%) MVC
10 966 (8.91%) Analytics
11 944 (8.70%) Test Automation
12 812 (7.49%) Web Development
13 801 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
14 738 (6.80%) Machine Learning
15 694 (6.40%) Project Management
16 673 (6.21%) OOP
17 656 (6.05%) DevOps
18 620 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
19 601 (5.54%) Open Source
20 579 (5.34%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3512 (32.38%) Java
2 3026 (27.90%) SQL
3 2783 (25.66%) JavaScript
4 2703 (24.92%) C#
5 2229 (20.55%) C++
6 2041 (18.82%) Python
7 1025 (9.45%) C
8 663 (6.11%) PHP
9 439 (4.05%) R
10 428 (3.95%) Ruby
11 393 (3.62%) Perl
12 309 (2.85%) Scala
13 307 (2.83%) MATLAB
14 294 (2.71%) T-SQL
15 262 (2.42%) PowerShell
16 245 (2.26%) PL/SQL
17 231 (2.13%) Shell Script
18 192 (1.77%) Bash Shell
19 163 (1.50%) Embedded C
20 150 (1.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8542 (78.76%) Degree
2 4681 (43.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 670 (6.18%) PhD
4 441 (4.07%) Master's Degree
5 381 (3.51%) Numerate Degree
6 346 (3.19%) Security Cleared
7 289 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 243 (2.24%) CISSP
9 230 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
10 190 (1.75%) CISM
11 151 (1.39%) HND
12 131 (1.21%) SC Cleared
13 123 (1.13%) ISTQB
14 119 (1.10%) CCNA
15 111 (1.02%) CISA
16 110 (1.01%) CCNP
17 105 (0.97%) ISEB
18 88 (0.81%) MCP
18 88 (0.81%) MCSE
19 79 (0.73%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 779 (7.18%) QA
2 149 (1.37%) SLA
3 129 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 79 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 71 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 47 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 35 (0.32%) PMO
7 35 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 33 (0.30%) MiFID
9 32 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
10 25 (0.23%) MISRA
11 24 (0.22%) GDPR
12 20 (0.18%) COBIT
13 14 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 12 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 11 (0.10%) GCP
16 10 (0.092%) ISO 9001
16 10 (0.092%) MISRA C
17 8 (0.074%) Def Stans
17 8 (0.074%) NIST 800
System Software
1 354 (3.26%) Docker
2 238 (2.19%) Active Directory
3 224 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 151 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
5 127 (1.17%) Firmware
6 52 (0.48%) Hyper-V
7 27 (0.25%) HDFS
7 27 (0.25%) XenApp
8 26 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
9 24 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 24 (0.22%) KVM
10 22 (0.20%) LXC
11 19 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (0.16%) XenDesktop
13 16 (0.15%) Varnish
14 14 (0.13%) Terminal Services
14 14 (0.13%) Xen
15 13 (0.12%) Terminal Server
16 12 (0.11%) iptables
16 12 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 237 (2.19%) Ansible
2 216 (1.99%) Puppet
3 159 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
4 82 (0.76%) Kubernetes
5 69 (0.64%) Kibana
6 57 (0.53%) SCCM
7 52 (0.48%) Terraform
8 50 (0.46%) Nagios
9 48 (0.44%) Nessus
10 40 (0.37%) Opsview
11 38 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
12 34 (0.31%) SCOM
13 32 (0.30%) CSIRT
14 29 (0.27%) Backup Exec
15 27 (0.25%) logstash
15 27 (0.25%) QRadar
16 25 (0.23%) NetBackup
17 24 (0.22%) HAProxy
18 22 (0.20%) Mesos
18 22 (0.20%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1557 (14.36%) Microsoft
2 1264 (11.66%) Oracle
3 332 (3.06%) Google
4 288 (2.66%) VMware
5 286 (2.64%) Cisco
6 259 (2.39%) SAP
7 189 (1.74%) Tableau
8 161 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
9 152 (1.40%) Red Hat
10 142 (1.31%) HP
11 128 (1.18%) Citrix
12 107 (0.99%) Sybase
13 104 (0.96%) IBM
14 85 (0.78%) Juniper
15 74 (0.68%) Cognizant
16 71 (0.65%) CheckPoint
17 70 (0.65%) Splunk
18 67 (0.62%) Palo Alto
19 61 (0.56%) CA Agile Central
19 61 (0.56%) NetApp