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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 25 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK
6 months to
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 42 52 51
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1 -11
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 11,871 4,866 4,691
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 7.23% 5.28% 5.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.60% 5.65% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3,686 2,932 3,656
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,750 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.62% +1.36% +4.76%
75th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £99,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% 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 156,116 86,136 85,734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.04% 93.41% 92.89%
Number of salaries quoted 81,833 64,007 68,913
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £44,750 £41,250 £40,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.25% +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 25 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in the UK

Computer Science
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 25 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +11 9,566 £60,000 +4.35% 868
London +6 5,338 £75,000 +7.14% 428
Work from Home +14 4,485 £60,000 +4.35% 446
UK excluding London +15 4,323 £50,000 - 499
South East +5 1,704 £50,000 - 125
East of England +11 856 £50,000 -9.09% 90
North of England +34 707 £40,000 -11.11% 90
Midlands +28 420 £50,000 +11.11% 80
South West -1 366 £50,000 +5.26% 55
North West +22 355 £50,000 +5.26% 46
West Midlands -5 253 £50,000 +11.11% 32
Yorkshire +1 212 £45,000 +5.88% 30
Scotland -18 208 £50,000 +11.11% 34
East Midlands +38 164 £45,000 +5.88% 48
North East +58 141 £40,000 +48.15% 14
Wales +20 74 £46,865 -0.29% 17
Northern Ireland -33 33 £50,000 +21.21% 9

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, 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 9,063 (76.35%) Degree
2 5,144 (43.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 5,117 (43.11%) Agile
4 4,273 (36.00%) Software Engineering
5 4,006 (33.75%) Python
6 3,842 (32.36%) Social Skills
7 3,239 (27.28%) AWS
8 2,876 (24.23%) SQL
9 2,833 (23.86%) Java
10 2,814 (23.70%) JavaScript
11 2,810 (23.67%) Finance
12 2,788 (23.49%) Problem-Solving
13 2,632 (22.17%) Mathematics
14 2,278 (19.19%) Azure
15 2,129 (17.93%) React
16 2,031 (17.11%) CI/CD
17 2,008 (16.92%) DevOps
18 1,938 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
19 1,920 (16.17%) Linux
20 1,889 (15.91%) C#
21 1,834 (15.45%) Analytics
22 1,824 (15.37%) Git (software)
23 1,800 (15.16%) Full Stack Development
24 1,765 (14.87%) C++
25 1,683 (14.18%) Docker
26 1,671 (14.08%) Data Science
27 1,578 (13.29%) HTML
28 1,546 (13.02%) CSS
29 1,531 (12.90%) Machine Learning
30 1,478 (12.45%) Microservices

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
1 537 (4.52%) Apache Spark
2 380 (3.20%) SAS
3 290 (2.44%) Apache
4 288 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
5 274 (2.31%) Confluence
6 159 (1.34%) Apache Airflow
7 156 (1.31%) SharePoint
8 138 (1.16%) IIS
9 122 (1.03%) Ethereum
10 118 (0.99%) CMS
11 66 (0.56%) WordPress
12 62 (0.52%) OpenStack
13 59 (0.50%) Documentum
14 58 (0.49%) Tomcat
15 52 (0.44%) Apache Solr
16 50 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
16 50 (0.42%) Jupyter
17 49 (0.41%) nginx
18 48 (0.40%) Headless CMS
19 38 (0.32%) Apache Pulsar
Applications
1 249 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 137 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 71 (0.60%) Sketch
4 46 (0.39%) SPSS
5 44 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 44 (0.37%) Zeplin
6 40 (0.34%) InVision
7 33 (0.28%) MS Visio
8 26 (0.22%) Chatbot
8 26 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 23 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
10 22 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
11 21 (0.18%) Windchill
12 16 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
12 16 (0.13%) Simulink
13 10 (0.084%) Revit
13 10 (0.084%) SOLIDWORKS
14 9 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 9 (0.076%) Adobe XD
15 8 (0.067%) Maya
Business Applications
1 107 (0.90%) Distributed Ledger
2 91 (0.77%) R3 Corda
3 84 (0.71%) NetSuite
4 59 (0.50%) TrackWise
5 55 (0.46%) Magento
6 49 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
7 40 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
8 37 (0.31%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 22 (0.19%) Shopify
10 18 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
11 15 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
12 10 (0.084%) SAP APO
12 10 (0.084%) Sentinel
13 9 (0.076%) SAP CRM
14 7 (0.059%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 6 (0.051%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
15 6 (0.051%) SimCorp Dimension
16 5 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
16 5 (0.042%) Dynamics NAV
16 5 (0.042%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3,239 (27.28%) AWS
2 2,278 (19.19%) Azure
3 1,387 (11.68%) GCP
4 1,056 (8.90%) SaaS
5 918 (7.73%) GitHub
6 862 (7.26%) Serverless
7 454 (3.82%) Power Platform
8 376 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
9 284 (2.39%) PaaS
10 234 (1.97%) OpenShift
11 216 (1.82%) Amazon S3
12 203 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
13 201 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
14 189 (1.59%) Microsoft 365
15 180 (1.52%) IaaS
16 178 (1.50%) Amazon Kinesis
17 149 (1.26%) npm
18 141 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
19 122 (1.03%) Amazon ECS
20 115 (0.97%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 354 (2.98%) Internet
2 269 (2.27%) Firewall
3 182 (1.53%) DNS
4 180 (1.52%) Wireless
5 176 (1.48%) TCP/IP
6 158 (1.33%) HTTP
7 132 (1.11%) WAN
8 117 (0.99%) LAN
9 88 (0.74%) DHCP
10 78 (0.66%) VPN
11 73 (0.61%) Network Security
12 70 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
13 67 (0.56%) SAN
14 56 (0.47%) BGP
15 55 (0.46%) VoIP
16 52 (0.44%) MQTT
17 50 (0.42%) Ethernet
18 41 (0.35%) OSPF
19 39 (0.33%) Bluetooth
20 37 (0.31%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,162 (9.79%) PostgreSQL
2 956 (8.05%) SQL Server
3 914 (7.70%) Relational Database
4 882 (7.43%) NoSQL
5 826 (6.96%) MySQL
6 807 (6.80%) Big Data
7 421 (3.55%) MongoDB
8 414 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
9 346 (2.91%) Redis
10 299 (2.52%) Hadoop
11 296 (2.49%) Power BI
12 274 (2.31%) RDBMS
13 224 (1.89%) Tableau
14 217 (1.83%) Data Lake
15 193 (1.63%) BigQuery
16 187 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
17 179 (1.51%) Data Mining
18 169 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 154 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
20 148 (1.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,824 (15.37%) Git (software)
2 989 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 897 (7.56%) JIRA
4 342 (2.88%) GitLab
5 234 (1.97%) Selenium
6 205 (1.73%) Visual Studio
7 197 (1.66%) webpack
8 184 (1.55%) JUnit
9 167 (1.41%) Bitbucket
10 163 (1.37%) Cypress.io
11 155 (1.31%) Maven
12 135 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
13 126 (1.06%) Mockito
14 124 (1.04%) TeamCity
15 123 (1.04%) CircleCI
16 120 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
17 116 (0.98%) Cucumber
17 116 (0.98%) Gradle
18 104 (0.88%) Artifactory
19 78 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3,842 (32.36%) Social Skills
2 2,810 (23.67%) Finance
3 1,938 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
4 786 (6.62%) Marketing
5 688 (5.80%) Banking
6 684 (5.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 642 (5.41%) Games
8 613 (5.16%) Pharmaceutical
9 556 (4.68%) Public Sector
10 511 (4.30%) Law
11 437 (3.68%) Legal
12 419 (3.53%) Retail
13 364 (3.07%) Electronics
14 338 (2.85%) Presentation Skills
15 262 (2.21%) Organisational Skills
16 253 (2.13%) Manufacturing
17 249 (2.10%) Automotive
18 231 (1.95%) Advertising
19 194 (1.63%) Back Office
20 176 (1.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2,876 (24.23%) Developer
2 2,275 (19.16%) Software Engineer
3 878 (7.40%) Architect
4 791 (6.66%) Senior Software Engineer
5 667 (5.62%) Analyst
6 639 (5.38%) Senior Developer
7 555 (4.68%) Software Developer
8 518 (4.36%) Full Stack Developer
9 460 (3.87%) Data Engineer
10 394 (3.32%) Programmer
11 385 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
12 373 (3.14%) Principal Engineer
13 348 (2.93%) Graduate
14 312 (2.63%) Data Scientist
15 311 (2.62%) Junior
16 276 (2.32%) DevOps Engineer
17 269 (2.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 269 (2.27%) Java Developer
18 238 (2.00%) C# Developer
19 230 (1.94%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,129 (17.93%) React
2 1,578 (13.29%) HTML
3 1,546 (13.02%) CSS
4 1,197 (10.08%) AngularJS
5 1,184 (9.97%) .NET
6 1,173 (9.88%) Node.js
7 931 (7.84%) REST
8 830 (6.99%) RESTful
9 727 (6.12%) Vue.js
10 682 (5.75%) HTML5
11 678 (5.71%) Kafka
12 645 (5.43%) Spring
13 579 (4.88%) Web Services
14 488 (4.11%) CSS3
15 456 (3.84%) XML
16 450 (3.79%) JSON
17 410 (3.45%) Spring Boot
18 391 (3.29%) GraphQL
19 350 (2.95%) WPF
20 313 (2.64%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1,416 (11.93%) Algorithms
2 1,393 (11.73%) User Experience
3 916 (7.72%) Data Structures
4 726 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
5 690 (5.81%) Management Information System
6 467 (3.93%) Blockchain
7 463 (3.90%) Mobile App
8 455 (3.83%) Virtual Team
9 421 (3.55%) Cloud Native
10 351 (2.96%) IoT
11 348 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
12 339 (2.86%) Life Science
13 266 (2.24%) Public Cloud
14 261 (2.20%) Blog
15 207 (1.74%) Cardano
16 201 (1.69%) Biotechnology
17 188 (1.58%) Data Centre
18 178 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
19 171 (1.44%) Equities
20 168 (1.42%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,920 (16.17%) Linux
2 1,059 (8.92%) Windows
3 548 (4.62%) Android
4 531 (4.47%) Unix
5 397 (3.34%) Apple iOS
6 198 (1.67%) Windows Server
7 87 (0.73%) Mac OS
8 79 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
9 67 (0.56%) VMS
10 66 (0.56%) Windows 10
11 63 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
12 62 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 56 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 55 (0.46%) CentOS
15 51 (0.43%) Mac OS X
16 49 (0.41%) Solaris
17 41 (0.35%) Debian
18 35 (0.29%) Ubuntu
19 33 (0.28%) FreeRTOS
20 29 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,117 (43.11%) Agile
2 4,273 (36.00%) Software Engineering
3 2,788 (23.49%) Problem-Solving
4 2,632 (22.17%) Mathematics
5 2,031 (17.11%) CI/CD
6 2,008 (16.92%) DevOps
7 1,834 (15.45%) Analytics
8 1,800 (15.16%) Full Stack Development
9 1,671 (14.08%) Data Science
10 1,531 (12.90%) Machine Learning
11 1,478 (12.45%) Microservices
12 1,417 (11.94%) Artificial Intelligence
13 1,359 (11.45%) Scrum
14 1,295 (10.91%) Test Automation
15 1,246 (10.50%) Mentoring
16 1,199 (10.10%) OO
17 1,163 (9.80%) TDD
18 1,125 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
19 1,034 (8.71%) Statistics
20 978 (8.24%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4,006 (33.75%) Python
2 2,876 (24.23%) SQL
3 2,833 (23.86%) Java
4 2,814 (23.70%) JavaScript
5 1,889 (15.91%) C#
6 1,765 (14.87%) C++
7 1,076 (9.06%) TypeScript
8 1,023 (8.62%) C
9 461 (3.88%) Go
10 458 (3.86%) R
11 451 (3.80%) Scala
12 438 (3.69%) PHP
13 370 (3.12%) PowerShell
14 358 (3.02%) Kotlin
15 348 (2.93%) Ruby
16 347 (2.92%) Objective-C
17 311 (2.62%) Bash
18 300 (2.53%) Shell Script
19 201 (1.69%) Rust
20 193 (1.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9,063 (76.35%) Degree
2 5,144 (43.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 898 (7.56%) Master's Degree
4 559 (4.71%) PhD
5 426 (3.59%) Security Cleared
6 282 (2.38%) SC Cleared
7 279 (2.35%) Numerate Degree
8 204 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 181 (1.52%) CISSP
10 171 (1.44%) PMI Certification
11 130 (1.10%) TOGAF Certification
12 126 (1.06%) CISM
13 106 (0.89%) CRISC
14 99 (0.83%) AWS Certification
15 95 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
16 74 (0.62%) MBA
17 73 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
18 70 (0.59%) ISTQB
19 69 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
19 69 (0.58%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 951 (8.01%) QA
2 276 (2.32%) Accessibility
3 222 (1.87%) Data Quality
4 200 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 180 (1.52%) CDISC
6 139 (1.17%) GDPR
7 118 (0.99%) NIST
8 94 (0.79%) GRC
9 70 (0.59%) SLA
10 66 (0.56%) Good Clinical Practice
11 52 (0.44%) ISO 26262
12 48 (0.40%) GxP
13 46 (0.39%) ISO 13485
14 41 (0.35%) IEC 62304
15 33 (0.28%) ISO 9001
16 32 (0.27%) PMO
17 27 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 26 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 24 (0.20%) NCSC
20 23 (0.19%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1,683 (14.18%) Docker
2 224 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 211 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 135 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
5 109 (0.92%) Firmware
6 91 (0.77%) Hyper-V
7 71 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 50 (0.42%) LXC
9 36 (0.30%) HDFS
10 29 (0.24%) vSphere
11 28 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
12 18 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
13 15 (0.13%) Oracle Clusterware
13 15 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
13 15 (0.13%) XenApp
14 14 (0.12%) zsh
15 13 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
16 11 (0.093%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 8 (0.067%) NFS
18 7 (0.059%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1,439 (12.12%) Kubernetes
2 681 (5.74%) Terraform
3 443 (3.73%) Ansible
4 199 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
5 183 (1.54%) Puppet
6 131 (1.10%) Grafana
7 88 (0.74%) Kibana
8 80 (0.67%) Prometheus
9 72 (0.61%) SCCM
10 42 (0.35%) NetBackup
11 36 (0.30%) Kubeflow
12 31 (0.26%) HAProxy
12 31 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
13 29 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
13 29 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
14 27 (0.23%) SolarWinds Orion
15 26 (0.22%) Cisco IPCC
15 26 (0.22%) Oracle ZFS
16 25 (0.21%) WSUS
17 24 (0.20%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1,159 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 905 (7.62%) Google
3 642 (5.41%) Oracle
4 317 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
5 264 (2.22%) SAP
6 262 (2.21%) VMware
7 249 (2.10%) Apple
8 152 (1.28%) Databricks
9 143 (1.20%) MuleSoft
10 128 (1.08%) Facebook
11 119 (1.00%) Splunk
12 117 (0.99%) Adobe
12 117 (0.99%) LexisNexis
13 102 (0.86%) IBM
14 100 (0.84%) Bloomberg
14 100 (0.84%) Cisco
14 100 (0.84%) Red Hat
15 87 (0.73%) Atlassian
16 86 (0.72%) ANSYS
17 71 (0.60%) New Relic