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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK
Rank 39 30 53
Rank change year-on-year -9 +23  
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 4807 6692 5313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.66% 6.48% 5.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.75% 15.82% 12.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3811 5473 4278
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  

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 32599 42296 41280
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.38% 40.95% 38.86%
Number of salaries quoted 26231 33780 32617
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Computer Science as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in the UK

Computer Science
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 4601 £47,500 +2.15% 787
London -4 2244 £60,000 +9.09% 377
South East -3 873 £40,000 - 121
East of England +4 577 £42,500 +6.25% 112
City of London 0 337 £62,500 +13.63% 92
North West +6 276 £37,500 - 54
Cambridgeshire +3 267 £45,000 +12.50% 74
Cambridge +2 248 £42,500 +7.59% 72
South West -21 240 £40,000 +5.96% 52
Manchester +16 228 £37,500 - 39
Berkshire +14 202 £45,000 -7.69% 18
Hampshire +1 163 £37,500 +11.94% 27
West Midlands -18 157 £35,000 - 22
Hertfordshire +2 141 £40,000 -5.88% 22
Surrey -16 139 £45,000 +5.88% 24
Oxfordshire +7 136 £41,000 -8.88% 22
Yorkshire -21 118 £37,500 +11.94% 20
East Midlands -21 117 £37,500 +7.14% 23
Buckinghamshire +5 115 £40,000 - 8
Bristol -18 115 £45,000 +5.88% 25
Scotland -20 114 £45,000 +12.50% 28
Essex -3 113 £47,500 -5.00% 8
Milton Keynes 0 89 £38,750 -6.06% 2
West Yorkshire -1 78 £37,500 +7.14% 13
Reading +10 75 £55,000 - 7
West Sussex -7 70 £42,500 +13.33% 6
Oxford -1 69 £37,500 -16.66% 9
Birmingham -5 68 £27,500 -21.42% 7
Leeds +5 57 £37,500 - 11
Maidenhead +32 49 £60,000 +84.61% 2

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 7894 (77.35%) Degree
2 3281 (32.15%) Java
3 3148 (30.85%) Agile Software Development
4 2877 (28.19%) SQL
5 2641 (25.88%) Software Engineering
6 2606 (25.54%) JavaScript
7 2580 (25.28%) C#
8 2274 (22.28%) Mathematics
9 2194 (21.50%) Finance
10 2062 (20.21%) HTML
11 2001 (19.61%) .NET
12 1916 (18.78%) C++
13 1887 (18.49%) Python
14 1831 (17.94%) CSS
15 1746 (17.11%) Linux
16 1596 (15.64%) SQL Server
17 1439 (14.10%) OO
18 1375 (13.47%) Microsoft
19 1348 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
20 1311 (12.85%) Windows
21 1117 (10.95%) AngularJS
22 1067 (10.46%) TDD
23 1041 (10.20%) ASP.NET
24 1032 (10.11%) Oracle
25 1024 (10.03%) Scrum
26 971 (9.51%) Physics
27 953 (9.34%) MVC
28 922 (9.03%) SDLC
29 920 (9.02%) Web Development
30 891 (8.73%) Git (software)

Computer Science
Top Related 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
1 349 (3.42%) Apache Spark
2 330 (3.23%) Apache
3 232 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
4 221 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 180 (1.76%) Tomcat
6 162 (1.59%) IIS
7 126 (1.23%) JBoss
8 122 (1.20%) CMS
9 110 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 105 (1.03%) WebSphere
11 102 (1.00%) Confluence
12 99 (0.97%) SAS
13 83 (0.81%) WebLogic
14 81 (0.79%) MS Exchange
15 78 (0.76%) OpenStack
16 61 (0.60%) Drupal
17 60 (0.59%) Apache Solr
18 59 (0.58%) Apache Pig
19 55 (0.54%) nginx
20 52 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 809 (7.93%) MS Excel
2 239 (2.34%) MS Office
3 84 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 83 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 54 (0.53%) MS Project
6 48 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 41 (0.40%) SPSS
8 21 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 14 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 14 (0.14%) Stata
10 13 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 10 (0.098%) Simulink
12 8 (0.078%) InDesign
13 7 (0.069%) InfoPath
14 6 (0.059%) Casewise Modeler
15 5 (0.049%) Fireworks
15 5 (0.049%) SOLIDWORKS
16 4 (0.039%) Camtasia
17 3 (0.029%) CATIA
17 3 (0.029%) Weka
Business Applications
1 84 (0.82%) Magento
2 43 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 31 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 20 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 17 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 13 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 10 (0.098%) Sentinel
8 8 (0.078%) Radian6
9 7 (0.069%) Oracle Cash Management
9 7 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (0.069%) SAP HR
10 6 (0.059%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (0.059%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 6 (0.059%) Payment Gateway
10 6 (0.059%) SAP BPC
10 6 (0.059%) SAP FI
11 5 (0.049%) Oracle Retail
11 5 (0.049%) PlanetPress Connect
11 5 (0.049%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 753 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
2 500 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 402 (3.94%) SaaS
4 232 (2.27%) GitHub
5 186 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
6 124 (1.22%) PaaS
7 119 (1.17%) IaaS
8 111 (1.09%) Office 365
9 97 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
10 82 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
11 42 (0.41%) Google Play
12 35 (0.34%) Amazon S3
13 28 (0.27%) Force.com
14 24 (0.24%) Heroku
15 23 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
16 20 (0.20%) Google Analytics
16 20 (0.20%) Yammer
17 17 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
18 16 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
19 15 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 390 (3.82%) Firewall
2 295 (2.89%) Internet
3 252 (2.47%) TCP/IP
4 234 (2.29%) HTTP
5 207 (2.03%) DNS
6 168 (1.65%) WAN
7 161 (1.58%) LAN
8 154 (1.51%) Wireless
9 144 (1.41%) VPN
10 136 (1.33%) Network Security
11 114 (1.12%) OSPF
12 109 (1.07%) SAN
13 95 (0.93%) LDAP
14 94 (0.92%) Ethernet
15 82 (0.80%) DHCP
15 82 (0.80%) MPLS
16 74 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
17 73 (0.72%) BGP
18 71 (0.70%) SSL
19 63 (0.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1596 (15.64%) SQL Server
2 806 (7.90%) MySQL
3 679 (6.65%) Big Data
4 605 (5.93%) NoSQL
5 595 (5.83%) Relational Database
6 437 (4.28%) MongoDB
7 359 (3.52%) Hadoop
8 218 (2.14%) RDBMS
9 216 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
10 212 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
11 201 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 178 (1.74%) Oracle Database
12 178 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 148 (1.45%) Data Mining
14 147 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
15 127 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
16 125 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
17 105 (1.03%) Apache Hive
18 95 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
19 81 (0.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 891 (8.73%) Git (software)
2 431 (4.22%) Jenkins
3 366 (3.59%) Visual Studio
4 349 (3.42%) JIRA
5 335 (3.28%) Selenium
6 314 (3.08%) Subversion
7 254 (2.49%) Maven
8 210 (2.06%) TeamCity
9 192 (1.88%) JUnit
10 183 (1.79%) NUnit
11 180 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
12 129 (1.26%) Gradle
13 123 (1.21%) Cucumber
14 116 (1.14%) gulp
15 103 (1.01%) MSTest
16 102 (1.00%) Ant
16 102 (1.00%) Grunt
17 96 (0.94%) Eclipse
18 86 (0.84%) Moq
19 84 (0.82%) Jasmine
General
1 2194 (21.50%) Finance
2 766 (7.51%) Banking
3 520 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 391 (3.83%) Marketing
5 381 (3.73%) Games
6 313 (3.07%) Retail
7 264 (2.59%) Advertising
8 254 (2.49%) Electronics
9 199 (1.95%) Front Office
10 177 (1.73%) Publishing
11 172 (1.69%) Investment Banking
11 172 (1.69%) Manufacturing
12 150 (1.47%) Automotive
13 137 (1.34%) Financial Institution
14 134 (1.31%) Legal
15 119 (1.17%) Back Office
16 93 (0.91%) German Language
17 89 (0.87%) French Language
18 73 (0.72%) Aerospace
19 70 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4811 (47.14%) Developer
2 1144 (11.21%) Java Developer
3 1068 (10.47%) Graduate
4 930 (9.11%) Software Engineer
5 862 (8.45%) Junior
6 824 (8.07%) Software Developer
7 822 (8.05%) C# Developer
8 813 (7.97%) Analyst
9 774 (7.58%) .NET Developer
10 717 (7.03%) Senior Developer
11 643 (6.30%) Junior Developer
12 601 (5.89%) Graduate Developer
13 516 (5.06%) Architect
14 464 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
15 406 (3.98%) JavaScript Developer
16 401 (3.93%) Consultant
17 341 (3.34%) Web Developer
18 330 (3.23%) C++ Developer
19 294 (2.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 285 (2.79%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2062 (20.21%) HTML
2 2001 (19.61%) .NET
3 1831 (17.94%) CSS
4 1117 (10.95%) AngularJS
5 1041 (10.20%) ASP.NET
6 861 (8.44%) Web Services
7 842 (8.25%) jQuery
8 802 (7.86%) HTML5
9 717 (7.03%) XML
10 534 (5.23%) Spring
11 528 (5.17%) Node.js
12 495 (4.85%) REST
13 473 (4.63%) ASP.NET MVC
14 456 (4.47%) CSS3
15 443 (4.34%) .NET Framework
16 441 (4.32%) React
17 394 (3.86%) WCF
18 381 (3.73%) RESTful
19 372 (3.65%) JSON
20 367 (3.60%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1348 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
2 811 (7.95%) Algorithms
3 550 (5.39%) Management Information System
4 457 (4.48%) User Experience
5 391 (3.83%) Fintech
6 374 (3.66%) Data Structures
7 351 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
8 331 (3.24%) Hedge funds
9 324 (3.17%) Data Centre
10 293 (2.87%) Mobile App
11 141 (1.38%) Client/Server
12 111 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 100 (0.98%) Derivative
14 97 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
15 94 (0.92%) Virtual Team
16 92 (0.90%) N-Tier
17 89 (0.87%) Life Science
18 88 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
19 82 (0.80%) iPad
20 75 (0.73%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1746 (17.11%) Linux
2 1311 (12.85%) Windows
3 641 (6.28%) Unix
4 400 (3.92%) Android
5 315 (3.09%) Apple iOS
6 239 (2.34%) Windows Server
7 125 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 96 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 91 (0.89%) CentOS
10 86 (0.84%) Mac OS X
11 75 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 71 (0.70%) Solaris
13 66 (0.65%) Windows 7
14 50 (0.49%) Mac OS
15 47 (0.46%) Windows 8
16 43 (0.42%) Windows XP
17 41 (0.40%) Ubuntu
18 40 (0.39%) Windows 10
19 38 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
20 34 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3148 (30.85%) Agile Software Development
2 2641 (25.88%) Software Engineering
3 2274 (22.28%) Mathematics
4 1439 (14.10%) OO
5 1067 (10.46%) TDD
6 1024 (10.03%) Scrum
7 971 (9.51%) Physics
8 953 (9.34%) MVC
9 922 (9.03%) SDLC
10 920 (9.02%) Web Development
11 773 (7.57%) Analytics
12 761 (7.46%) OOP
13 711 (6.97%) Continuous Integration
14 639 (6.26%) Project Management
15 607 (5.95%) Machine Learning
16 590 (5.78%) DevOps
17 575 (5.63%) E-Commerce
18 567 (5.56%) Multithreading
19 552 (5.41%) Mentoring
20 548 (5.37%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3281 (32.15%) Java
2 2877 (28.19%) SQL
3 2606 (25.54%) JavaScript
4 2580 (25.28%) C#
5 1916 (18.78%) C++
6 1887 (18.49%) Python
7 889 (8.71%) C
8 846 (8.29%) PHP
9 401 (3.93%) Scala
10 395 (3.87%) Perl
11 394 (3.86%) Ruby
12 390 (3.82%) R
13 278 (2.72%) T-SQL
14 256 (2.51%) Bash Shell
15 251 (2.46%) MATLAB
16 222 (2.18%) PowerShell
17 182 (1.78%) PL/SQL
18 175 (1.71%) VB
19 164 (1.61%) VB.NET
20 150 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7894 (77.35%) Degree
2 632 (6.19%) PhD
3 266 (2.61%) Security Cleared
4 233 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 220 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
6 197 (1.93%) CISSP
7 156 (1.53%) CISM
7 156 (1.53%) ISEB
8 138 (1.35%) CCNP
9 122 (1.20%) ISTQB
10 112 (1.10%) Postgraduate
11 101 (0.99%) CCNA
12 93 (0.91%) PMI Certification
13 88 (0.86%) MCSE
13 88 (0.86%) SC Cleared
14 86 (0.84%) CISA
15 83 (0.81%) HND
16 79 (0.77%) PMP
17 74 (0.73%) DV Cleared
18 73 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 690 (6.76%) QA
2 142 (1.39%) PCI DSS
3 127 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 114 (1.12%) SLA
5 83 (0.81%) Data Quality
6 42 (0.41%) PMO
7 32 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 30 (0.29%) COBIT
9 23 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
10 18 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 17 (0.17%) MISRA
12 14 (0.14%) GxP
12 14 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 14 (0.14%) JTAG
13 13 (0.13%) MiFID
14 12 (0.12%) SDET
15 11 (0.11%) GCP
16 10 (0.098%) 21 CFR Part 11
17 9 (0.088%) ISO22301
18 8 (0.078%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 275 (2.69%) Active Directory
2 262 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 238 (2.33%) Docker
4 113 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
5 80 (0.78%) Hyper-V
6 73 (0.72%) Firmware
7 44 (0.43%) HDFS
8 39 (0.38%) vSphere
9 29 (0.28%) KVM
10 27 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 26 (0.25%) Apache Flume
12 23 (0.23%) NFS
13 22 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
14 19 (0.19%) VMware ESX
15 18 (0.18%) LXC
16 17 (0.17%) iptables
17 16 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
18 15 (0.15%) Samba
18 15 (0.15%) XenApp
19 14 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 167 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
1 167 (1.64%) Puppet
2 142 (1.39%) Ansible
3 89 (0.87%) Kibana
4 69 (0.68%) Nagios
5 48 (0.47%) SCCM
5 48 (0.47%) SCVMM
6 43 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
7 42 (0.41%) logstash
8 41 (0.40%) Kubernetes
9 40 (0.39%) SCOM
10 30 (0.29%) Salt
11 27 (0.26%) Graphite
12 24 (0.24%) Backup Exec
13 22 (0.22%) Nessus
14 20 (0.20%) Nmap
14 20 (0.20%) Terraform
15 19 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
16 18 (0.18%) Perfmon
17 17 (0.17%) Packer
Vendors
1 1375 (13.47%) Microsoft
2 1032 (10.11%) Oracle
3 350 (3.43%) Cisco
4 322 (3.16%) VMware
5 276 (2.70%) Google
6 180 (1.76%) SAP
7 179 (1.75%) HP
8 164 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
9 159 (1.56%) CheckPoint
10 157 (1.54%) IBM
11 133 (1.30%) Zend
12 125 (1.22%) Citrix
12 125 (1.22%) Red Hat
13 114 (1.12%) Juniper
14 111 (1.09%) Tableau
15 91 (0.89%) EMC
16 62 (0.61%) Fortinet
16 62 (0.61%) Xamarin
17 59 (0.58%) Sun
18 58 (0.57%) Sybase
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £17500 per annum + Bonus + Global Company
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £130000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £18000.0000 - £25000.0000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45,000 DoE + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £120,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Highly competitive salary plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £21,000 to £22,000 per annum benefits inc pension & share ownersh
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Highly competitive salary plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £22500 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday