Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 36 34
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +11
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 9,887 10,881 12,274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.83% 6.15% 6.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.41% 13.89% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7,644 8,489 10,529
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

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 73,712 78,335 85,907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.47% 44.26% 43.29%
Number of salaries quoted 56,975 59,865 70,246
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018. 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 +1 9,400 £50,000 +5.26% 1,650
UK excluding London -5 4,966 £42,500 +6.25% 1,020
London +1 4,803 £60,000 +4.35% 722
South East 0 1,860 £42,500 +6.25% 273
East of England -4 915 £45,000 +12.50% 209
Midlands +21 660 £40,000 +19.40% 129
North of England -32 643 £40,500 - 201
South West -10 542 £42,500 +6.25% 116
West Midlands +35 491 £40,000 +25.00% 81
North West -7 433 £41,500 -2.35% 125
Scotland -11 236 £42,500 +6.25% 59
Yorkshire -21 178 £40,000 - 63
East Midlands -33 168 £40,500 +24.62% 48
Wales +13 98 £39,000 +20.00% 16
Northern Ireland +11 39 £50,000 +42.86% 17
North East -70 31 £35,000 -12.50% 13
Channel Islands - 6 £32,500 - 1
Isle of Man - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 7,585 (76.72%) Degree
2 4,191 (42.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 3,311 (33.49%) Agile Software Development
4 3,169 (32.05%) Java
5 2,834 (28.66%) SQL
6 2,691 (27.22%) Software Engineering
7 2,520 (25.49%) Finance
8 2,472 (25.00%) Mathematics
9 2,433 (24.61%) JavaScript
10 2,400 (24.27%) C#
11 2,328 (23.55%) Python
12 2,026 (20.49%) Problem-Solving
13 1,725 (17.45%) C++
14 1,702 (17.21%) .NET
15 1,687 (17.06%) HTML
16 1,612 (16.30%) Linux
17 1,512 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
18 1,483 (15.00%) SQL Server
19 1,391 (14.07%) OO
20 1,379 (13.95%) CSS
21 1,195 (12.09%) Microsoft
22 1,178 (11.91%) Amazon AWS
23 1,129 (11.42%) Windows
24 1,093 (11.05%) Analytics
25 1,088 (11.00%) Physics
26 1,068 (10.80%) AngularJS
27 1,067 (10.79%) TDD
28 1,051 (10.63%) Machine Learning
29 967 (9.78%) Scrum
30 943 (9.54%) 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
1 356 (3.60%) Apache Spark
2 255 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
3 253 (2.56%) Tomcat
4 227 (2.30%) Apache
5 191 (1.93%) SharePoint
6 172 (1.74%) CMS
7 122 (1.23%) Confluence
8 114 (1.15%) JBoss
9 111 (1.12%) SAS
10 110 (1.11%) IIS
11 101 (1.02%) WebSphere
12 77 (0.78%) MS Exchange
13 72 (0.73%) nginx
14 63 (0.64%) WebLogic
15 62 (0.63%) Ethereum
15 62 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 58 (0.59%) OpenStack
17 52 (0.53%) Umbraco
18 51 (0.52%) Apache Solr
19 48 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 281 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 278 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
3 78 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 75 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 28 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 27 (0.27%) SPSS
8 17 (0.17%) Chatbot
9 14 (0.14%) Simulink
10 13 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 13 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
11 12 (0.12%) GNU Octave
12 8 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 7 (0.071%) FrameMaker
14 6 (0.061%) InVision
14 6 (0.061%) Mathematica
14 6 (0.061%) SOLIDWORKS
15 5 (0.051%) Camtasia
15 5 (0.051%) InfoPath
15 5 (0.051%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 65 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.48%) Distributed Ledger
3 39 (0.39%) thinkFolio
4 23 (0.23%) Ripple
5 22 (0.22%) Magento
5 22 (0.22%) NetSuite
6 18 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
7 16 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 15 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
9 14 (0.14%) Relativity
10 13 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
11 12 (0.12%) Ringtail
12 10 (0.10%) Eloqua
12 10 (0.10%) Veritas eDiscovery
13 8 (0.081%) SAP BPC
13 8 (0.081%) Unica
14 7 (0.071%) Hyperion Planning
14 7 (0.071%) TrackWise
15 6 (0.061%) R3 Corda
15 6 (0.061%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,178 (11.91%) Amazon AWS
2 841 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 262 (2.65%) SaaS
4 207 (2.09%) GitHub
5 158 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 153 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
6 153 (1.55%) PaaS
7 139 (1.41%) Office 365
8 85 (0.86%) Amazon S3
9 82 (0.83%) IaaS
10 80 (0.81%) Serverless
11 74 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
12 52 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
13 51 (0.52%) npm
14 39 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
15 38 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
16 33 (0.33%) Google Analytics
17 31 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 30 (0.30%) OpenShift
19 27 (0.27%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 417 (4.22%) Firewall
2 297 (3.00%) TCP/IP
3 243 (2.46%) Internet
4 192 (1.94%) HTTP
5 181 (1.83%) WAN
6 165 (1.67%) Network Security
7 155 (1.57%) LAN
8 138 (1.40%) DNS
9 114 (1.15%) Wireless
10 109 (1.10%) VPN
11 84 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
12 83 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
13 82 (0.83%) DHCP
14 75 (0.76%) OSPF
15 73 (0.74%) SSL
15 73 (0.74%) WebEx
16 65 (0.66%) Ethernet
17 64 (0.65%) BGP
17 64 (0.65%) VoIP
18 58 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,483 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 833 (8.43%) Big Data
3 678 (6.86%) Relational Database
4 583 (5.90%) NoSQL
5 571 (5.78%) MySQL
6 451 (4.56%) MongoDB
7 366 (3.70%) Hadoop
8 299 (3.02%) Blockchain
9 237 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
10 234 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
11 187 (1.89%) RDBMS
12 155 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 152 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 131 (1.32%) Apache Hive
15 126 (1.27%) Power BI
16 123 (1.24%) Data Mining
17 118 (1.19%) Oracle Database
18 108 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
19 100 (1.01%) DB2
20 96 (0.97%) Redis
Development Applications
1 844 (8.54%) Git (software)
2 471 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 442 (4.47%) JIRA
4 345 (3.49%) Visual Studio
5 290 (2.93%) Subversion
6 267 (2.70%) Maven
7 262 (2.65%) Selenium
8 226 (2.29%) JUnit
9 153 (1.55%) Eclipse
10 150 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 128 (1.29%) Gradle
12 119 (1.20%) TeamCity
13 117 (1.18%) NUnit
14 113 (1.14%) Cucumber
15 91 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
16 85 (0.86%) gulp
17 67 (0.68%) Ant
18 65 (0.66%) Bitbucket
19 59 (0.60%) Grunt
20 58 (0.59%) Jasmine
General
1 2,520 (25.49%) Finance
2 919 (9.30%) Banking
3 477 (4.82%) Investment Banking
4 417 (4.22%) Games
5 366 (3.70%) Front Office
6 365 (3.69%) Financial Institution
7 355 (3.59%) Electronics
8 352 (3.56%) Retail
9 345 (3.49%) Marketing
10 305 (3.08%) Telecoms
11 166 (1.68%) Manufacturing
12 157 (1.59%) Legal
13 138 (1.40%) Advertising
14 137 (1.39%) Law
15 129 (1.30%) Automotive
16 124 (1.25%) German Language
17 114 (1.15%) French Language
18 107 (1.08%) Publishing
19 67 (0.68%) Back Office
20 63 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4,061 (41.07%) Developer
2 1,266 (12.80%) Graduate
3 1,116 (11.29%) Software Engineer
4 971 (9.82%) Java Developer
5 877 (8.87%) Analyst
6 825 (8.34%) Software Developer
7 692 (7.00%) Graduate Developer
8 685 (6.93%) Junior
9 645 (6.52%) Senior Developer
10 643 (6.50%) C# Developer
11 541 (5.47%) .NET Developer
12 455 (4.60%) Consultant
13 450 (4.55%) Architect
14 441 (4.46%) Junior Developer
15 309 (3.13%) Data Scientist
16 293 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
17 288 (2.91%) C++ Software Engineer
18 270 (2.73%) Graduate Software Developer
19 243 (2.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 233 (2.36%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,702 (17.21%) .NET
2 1,687 (17.06%) HTML
3 1,379 (13.95%) CSS
4 1,068 (10.80%) AngularJS
5 851 (8.61%) Web Services
6 757 (7.66%) ASP.NET
7 670 (6.78%) HTML5
8 636 (6.43%) RESTful
9 635 (6.42%) jQuery
10 605 (6.12%) React
11 590 (5.97%) Spring
12 560 (5.66%) XML
13 471 (4.76%) Node.js
14 450 (4.55%) REST
15 353 (3.57%) JSON
16 344 (3.48%) CSS3
17 303 (3.06%) .NET Framework
18 285 (2.88%) ASP.NET Web API
19 281 (2.84%) ASP.NET MVC
20 244 (2.47%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1,512 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
2 943 (9.54%) Algorithms
3 697 (7.05%) Self-Motivation
4 591 (5.98%) User Experience
5 520 (5.26%) Data Structures
6 475 (4.80%) Management Information System
7 443 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
8 434 (4.39%) Fintech
9 346 (3.50%) Hedge funds
10 315 (3.19%) Mobile App
11 296 (2.99%) Data Centre
12 262 (2.65%) Cyberthreat
13 250 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
14 216 (2.18%) Fixed Income
15 179 (1.81%) Equities
16 159 (1.61%) Derivative
17 158 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 113 (1.14%) Virtual Team
19 104 (1.05%) Public Cloud
20 91 (0.92%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1,612 (16.30%) Linux
2 1,129 (11.42%) Windows
3 561 (5.67%) Unix
4 277 (2.80%) Android
5 218 (2.20%) Windows Server
6 189 (1.91%) Apple iOS
7 83 (0.84%) Windows 10
8 75 (0.76%) Windows 7
9 69 (0.70%) Mac OS X
10 64 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 62 (0.63%) CentOS
12 61 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 57 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
13 57 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 32 (0.32%) Solaris
15 26 (0.26%) AIX
15 26 (0.26%) Ubuntu
16 22 (0.22%) Debian
17 17 (0.17%) Mac OS
17 17 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,311 (33.49%) Agile Software Development
2 2,691 (27.22%) Software Engineering
3 2,472 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 2,026 (20.49%) Problem-Solving
5 1,391 (14.07%) OO
6 1,093 (11.05%) Analytics
7 1,088 (11.00%) Physics
8 1,067 (10.79%) TDD
9 1,051 (10.63%) Machine Learning
10 967 (9.78%) Scrum
11 921 (9.32%) Test Automation
12 915 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
13 820 (8.29%) MVC
14 817 (8.26%) DevOps
15 789 (7.98%) SDLC
16 747 (7.56%) Data Science
17 677 (6.85%) Web Development
18 602 (6.09%) Project Management
19 569 (5.76%) Mentoring
20 536 (5.42%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3,169 (32.05%) Java
2 2,834 (28.66%) SQL
3 2,433 (24.61%) JavaScript
4 2,400 (24.27%) C#
5 2,328 (23.55%) Python
6 1,725 (17.45%) C++
7 860 (8.70%) C
8 558 (5.64%) PHP
9 372 (3.76%) Scala
10 353 (3.57%) Ruby
11 332 (3.36%) R
12 295 (2.98%) Perl
13 284 (2.87%) Java 8
14 241 (2.44%) T-SQL
15 238 (2.41%) PowerShell
16 211 (2.13%) Bash Shell
17 195 (1.97%) Shell Script
18 188 (1.90%) Go
19 187 (1.89%) MATLAB
20 164 (1.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7,585 (76.72%) Degree
2 4,191 (42.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 596 (6.03%) PhD
4 559 (5.65%) Master's Degree
5 270 (2.73%) Security Cleared
6 248 (2.51%) Numerate Degree
7 218 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 191 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
9 183 (1.85%) CISSP
10 140 (1.42%) MCSE
11 120 (1.21%) CCNP
12 116 (1.17%) SC Cleared
13 97 (0.98%) CCNA
14 94 (0.95%) CISM
14 94 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
15 84 (0.85%) DV Cleared
15 84 (0.85%) ISTQB
16 83 (0.84%) ISEB
16 83 (0.84%) MCP
17 69 (0.70%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 665 (6.73%) QA
2 193 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 129 (1.30%) SLA
4 126 (1.27%) GDPR
5 78 (0.79%) PCI DSS
6 76 (0.77%) Data Quality
7 65 (0.66%) GCP
8 32 (0.32%) PMO
9 27 (0.27%) COBIT
10 26 (0.26%) MISRA
11 24 (0.24%) ISO 9001
12 20 (0.20%) GPG13
13 19 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 18 (0.18%) MiFID
15 16 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
16 13 (0.13%) ECSS
16 13 (0.13%) GxP
17 11 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
17 11 (0.11%) MISRA C
18 10 (0.10%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 529 (5.35%) Docker
2 303 (3.06%) Active Directory
3 197 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 100 (1.01%) Firmware
5 74 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 71 (0.72%) Hyper-V
7 61 (0.62%) HDFS
8 47 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
9 35 (0.35%) XenApp
10 33 (0.33%) vSphere
11 32 (0.32%) Apache Flume
12 20 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
12 20 (0.20%) XenDesktop
13 16 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 15 (0.15%) Ceph
14 15 (0.15%) KVM
14 15 (0.15%) VirtualBox
14 15 (0.15%) Xen
15 11 (0.11%) VMware NSX
16 9 (0.091%) iptables
Systems Management
1 230 (2.33%) Kubernetes
2 219 (2.22%) Ansible
3 183 (1.85%) Puppet
4 164 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
5 94 (0.95%) Terraform
6 69 (0.70%) Kibana
7 62 (0.63%) SCCM
8 41 (0.41%) Nagios
8 41 (0.41%) Salt
9 35 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
10 27 (0.27%) SCVMM
10 27 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
11 24 (0.24%) Packer
12 23 (0.23%) vCenter Server
13 20 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
13 20 (0.20%) Grafana
13 20 (0.20%) logstash
14 18 (0.18%) vMotion
15 17 (0.17%) Consul
16 16 (0.16%) Graphite
Vendors
1 1,195 (12.09%) Microsoft
2 785 (7.94%) Oracle
3 416 (4.21%) Google
4 289 (2.92%) VMware
5 252 (2.55%) Cisco
6 193 (1.95%) Tableau
7 165 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
8 163 (1.65%) IBM
9 158 (1.60%) SAP
10 154 (1.56%) Citrix
11 111 (1.12%) Red Hat
12 107 (1.08%) CheckPoint
13 105 (1.06%) HP
14 93 (0.94%) Xamarin
15 87 (0.88%) Sybase
16 76 (0.77%) Bloomberg
17 72 (0.73%) Splunk
18 71 (0.72%) Adobe
19 64 (0.65%) Atlassian
20 55 (0.56%) Apple