Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 35 35
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 7,517 9,706 11,288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.49% 5.93% 6.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.96% 6.46% 7.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5,604 7,647 8,700
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 126,165 150,178 160,848
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.12% 91.81% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 99,275 119,505 126,894
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,125
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 -5 7,053 £55,000 +10.00% 1,456
UK excluding London 0 3,920 £45,000 +5.88% 942
London -7 3,486 £67,500 +12.50% 630
South East +5 1,679 £45,000 +5.88% 267
North of England +15 610 £45,000 +11.11% 148
East of England -11 434 £50,000 +11.11% 174
South West -11 434 £42,500 +3.66% 107
Midlands -21 414 £42,500 +11.84% 131
North West +22 406 £47,500 +13.10% 88
Scotland +9 306 £45,000 +5.88% 78
West Midlands -17 298 £45,000 +32.35% 74
Yorkshire -46 146 £45,000 +18.01% 46
East Midlands -28 116 £38,750 -3.13% 54
North East +61 58 £41,250 +17.86% 14
Wales -17 57 £37,500 -11.76% 28
Northern Ireland -25 15 £50,000 -2.91% 10

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 5,800 (77.16%) Degree
2 3,173 (42.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 2,801 (37.26%) Agile Software Development
4 2,167 (28.83%) C#
5 2,076 (27.62%) Software Engineering
6 1,976 (26.29%) Java
7 1,920 (25.54%) SQL
8 1,840 (24.48%) JavaScript
9 1,810 (24.08%) Python
10 1,743 (23.19%) Mathematics
11 1,683 (22.39%) Finance
12 1,578 (20.99%) .NET
13 1,421 (18.90%) Problem-Solving
14 1,253 (16.67%) HTML
15 1,233 (16.40%) C++
16 1,203 (16.00%) Linux
17 1,103 (14.67%) AWS
18 1,065 (14.17%) Git (software)
19 1,052 (13.99%) CSS
20 1,048 (13.94%) Azure
21 1,023 (13.61%) SQL Server
22 952 (12.66%) Microsoft
23 903 (12.01%) DevOps
24 900 (11.97%) AngularJS
25 881 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
26 870 (11.57%) Windows
27 839 (11.16%) OO
28 773 (10.28%) Scrum
29 770 (10.24%) Test Automation
30 745 (9.91%) Docker

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
1 245 (3.26%) Apache Spark
2 180 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
3 155 (2.06%) Confluence
4 132 (1.76%) Apache
5 129 (1.72%) Tomcat
6 87 (1.16%) SharePoint
7 86 (1.14%) IIS
8 79 (1.05%) SAS
9 63 (0.84%) CMS
10 51 (0.68%) JBoss
11 46 (0.61%) nginx
12 40 (0.53%) MS Exchange
13 37 (0.49%) ArcGIS
14 33 (0.44%) Apache Solr
15 31 (0.41%) Drupal
16 30 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 25 (0.33%) Jupyter
17 25 (0.33%) WebLogic
18 23 (0.31%) Jetty
18 23 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 182 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
2 152 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 76 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 50 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.19%) Sketch
8 13 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 12 (0.16%) InVision
10 11 (0.15%) Chatbot
11 10 (0.13%) Simulink
12 9 (0.12%) SPSS
13 7 (0.093%) GNU Octave
14 6 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
14 6 (0.080%) ProjectWise
14 6 (0.080%) Stateflow
15 4 (0.053%) AutoCAD
15 4 (0.053%) Zeplin
16 3 (0.040%) 3ds Max
16 3 (0.040%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 35 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 20 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 18 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
4 17 (0.23%) thinkFolio
5 13 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
6 12 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
6 12 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
6 12 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 11 (0.15%) NetSuite
8 10 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
8 10 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
9 9 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
10 8 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
10 8 (0.11%) Primavera
11 7 (0.093%) HFM
12 6 (0.080%) Magento
12 6 (0.080%) Oracle EBS
12 6 (0.080%) WebTrends
13 5 (0.067%) Hyperion Planning
13 5 (0.067%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 1,103 (14.67%) AWS
2 1,048 (13.94%) Azure
3 324 (4.31%) SaaS
4 263 (3.50%) GCP
5 165 (2.20%) Power Platform
6 159 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
7 151 (2.01%) GitHub
8 144 (1.92%) Serverless
9 117 (1.56%) Office 365
10 101 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
11 99 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
12 82 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
13 65 (0.86%) IaaS
14 64 (0.85%) PaaS
15 62 (0.82%) Amazon S3
16 57 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
17 47 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
18 34 (0.45%) Amazon Kinesis
19 33 (0.44%) npm
20 32 (0.43%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 238 (3.17%) Firewall
2 181 (2.41%) HTTP
3 151 (2.01%) Internet
4 143 (1.90%) TCP/IP
5 105 (1.40%) DNS
6 93 (1.24%) WAN
7 92 (1.22%) LAN
8 86 (1.14%) VPN
9 62 (0.82%) Wireless
10 56 (0.74%) DHCP
11 55 (0.73%) BGP
12 51 (0.68%) Network Security
13 46 (0.61%) SAN
14 45 (0.60%) Ethernet
15 43 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
16 39 (0.52%) SSL
17 36 (0.48%) 3G
17 36 (0.48%) 4G
18 35 (0.47%) 5G
19 34 (0.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,023 (13.61%) SQL Server
2 434 (5.77%) Big Data
3 401 (5.33%) Relational Database
4 392 (5.21%) MySQL
5 304 (4.04%) NoSQL
6 282 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
7 202 (2.69%) Hadoop
7 202 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 199 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
9 185 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 181 (2.41%) MongoDB
11 158 (2.10%) Power BI
12 117 (1.56%) Redis
13 108 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
14 102 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 94 (1.25%) Oracle Database
16 93 (1.24%) Data Mining
17 89 (1.18%) RDBMS
18 78 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
19 68 (0.90%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,065 (14.17%) Git (software)
2 508 (6.76%) JIRA
3 442 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 278 (3.70%) Visual Studio
5 275 (3.66%) Selenium
6 221 (2.94%) Subversion
7 128 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 111 (1.48%) webpack
9 103 (1.37%) Eclipse
10 100 (1.33%) Maven
11 90 (1.20%) Bitbucket
12 88 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
13 86 (1.14%) TeamCity
14 84 (1.12%) Cucumber
15 77 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 72 (0.96%) JUnit
17 71 (0.94%) Gradle
18 63 (0.84%) Mocha
19 54 (0.72%) Jasmine
20 50 (0.67%) CircleCI
General
1 1,683 (22.39%) Finance
2 430 (5.72%) Banking
3 413 (5.49%) Marketing
4 391 (5.20%) Retail
5 298 (3.96%) Games
6 237 (3.15%) Front Office
7 220 (2.93%) Electronics
8 165 (2.20%) Telecoms
9 139 (1.85%) Investment Banking
10 138 (1.84%) Public Sector
11 126 (1.68%) Manufacturing
12 119 (1.58%) Automotive
13 101 (1.34%) Advertising
14 96 (1.28%) French Language
15 93 (1.24%) Legal
16 91 (1.21%) Law
17 79 (1.05%) German Language
18 73 (0.97%) Financial Institution
19 62 (0.82%) Aerospace
20 55 (0.73%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3,132 (41.67%) Developer
2 1,062 (14.13%) Software Engineer
3 790 (10.51%) Graduate
4 658 (8.75%) Software Developer
5 624 (8.30%) Junior
6 618 (8.22%) Senior Developer
7 533 (7.09%) C# Developer
8 522 (6.94%) Analyst
9 491 (6.53%) Java Developer
10 466 (6.20%) .NET Developer
11 439 (5.84%) Graduate Developer
12 393 (5.23%) Junior Developer
13 320 (4.26%) Architect
14 271 (3.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 267 (3.55%) Consultant
16 246 (3.27%) C# .NET Developer
17 239 (3.18%) Python Developer
18 230 (3.06%) Data Scientist
19 192 (2.55%) Senior Software Engineer
20 186 (2.47%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,578 (20.99%) .NET
2 1,253 (16.67%) HTML
3 1,052 (13.99%) CSS
4 900 (11.97%) AngularJS
5 635 (8.45%) React
6 615 (8.18%) REST
7 543 (7.22%) HTML5
8 536 (7.13%) ASP.NET
9 513 (6.82%) Web Services
10 457 (6.08%) Node.js
11 398 (5.29%) jQuery
12 364 (4.84%) Spring
13 335 (4.46%) XML
14 261 (3.47%) RESTful
15 249 (3.31%) JSON
16 241 (3.21%) CSS3
17 224 (2.98%) .NET Framework
18 210 (2.79%) Redux
19 194 (2.58%) .NET Core
19 194 (2.58%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 881 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
2 698 (9.29%) Algorithms
3 534 (7.10%) User Experience
4 411 (5.47%) Self-Motivation
5 350 (4.66%) Hedge funds
6 340 (4.52%) Data Structures
7 311 (4.14%) Management Information System
8 274 (3.65%) Greenfield Project
9 190 (2.53%) Mobile App
10 169 (2.25%) Fixed Income
11 153 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
12 122 (1.62%) Virtual Team
13 115 (1.53%) Derivative
14 97 (1.29%) Data Centre
15 95 (1.26%) Public Cloud
16 93 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
16 93 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 77 (1.02%) Driving Licence
18 76 (1.01%) Smartphone
19 75 (1.00%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 1,203 (16.00%) Linux
2 870 (11.57%) Windows
3 247 (3.29%) Unix
4 216 (2.87%) Android
5 138 (1.84%) Windows Server
6 127 (1.69%) Apple iOS
7 71 (0.94%) CentOS
8 67 (0.89%) Ubuntu
9 55 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 53 (0.71%) Debian
11 44 (0.59%) Windows 10
12 40 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
12 40 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
13 38 (0.51%) Windows 7
14 32 (0.43%) Mac OS
14 32 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (0.29%) VMS
16 18 (0.24%) AIX
17 17 (0.23%) SUSE
18 13 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,801 (37.26%) Agile Software Development
2 2,076 (27.62%) Software Engineering
3 1,743 (23.19%) Mathematics
4 1,421 (18.90%) Problem-Solving
5 903 (12.01%) DevOps
6 839 (11.16%) OO
7 773 (10.28%) Scrum
8 770 (10.24%) Test Automation
9 724 (9.63%) Physics
10 660 (8.78%) TDD
11 657 (8.74%) Analytics
12 648 (8.62%) SDLC
13 646 (8.59%) Machine Learning
14 636 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
15 589 (7.84%) Microservices
16 586 (7.80%) Fintech
17 568 (7.56%) Data Science
18 500 (6.65%) Mentoring
19 493 (6.56%) MVC
20 465 (6.19%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2,167 (28.83%) C#
2 1,976 (26.29%) Java
3 1,920 (25.54%) SQL
4 1,840 (24.48%) JavaScript
5 1,810 (24.08%) Python
6 1,233 (16.40%) C++
7 559 (7.44%) C
8 420 (5.59%) PHP
9 325 (4.32%) R
10 282 (3.75%) TypeScript
11 261 (3.47%) Scala
12 239 (3.18%) T-SQL
13 238 (3.17%) PowerShell
14 187 (2.49%) Ruby
15 152 (2.02%) Bash Shell
15 152 (2.02%) ES6
16 150 (2.00%) Go
17 148 (1.97%) Java 8
18 140 (1.86%) MATLAB
19 132 (1.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5,800 (77.16%) Degree
2 3,173 (42.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 303 (4.03%) Master's Degree
4 293 (3.90%) PhD
5 235 (3.13%) Security Cleared
6 163 (2.17%) Numerate Degree
7 108 (1.44%) SC Cleared
8 107 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
9 102 (1.36%) DV Cleared
10 90 (1.20%) CISSP
11 82 (1.09%) ISTQB
12 78 (1.04%) CCNP
12 78 (1.04%) HND
13 57 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
14 54 (0.72%) CISM
15 51 (0.68%) CCNA
16 40 (0.53%) AWS Certification
16 40 (0.53%) MCSE
17 34 (0.45%) PMI Certification
18 33 (0.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 549 (7.30%) QA
2 69 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 65 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (0.86%) SLA
4 49 (0.65%) GDPR
5 36 (0.48%) NIST
6 30 (0.40%) PMO
7 28 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 16 (0.21%) NCSC
9 15 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
10 14 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 13 (0.17%) Basel II
11 13 (0.17%) COBIT
12 12 (0.16%) IFRS
12 12 (0.16%) IFRS 9
13 11 (0.15%) GAMP
14 10 (0.13%) ISO 26262
14 10 (0.13%) MISRA
15 9 (0.12%) IEC 61508
16 8 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 745 (9.91%) Docker
2 167 (2.22%) Active Directory
3 124 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 91 (1.21%) Firmware
5 77 (1.02%) Hyper-V
6 54 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
8 23 (0.31%) Varnish
9 20 (0.27%) VirtualBox
10 18 (0.24%) vSphere
11 15 (0.20%) HDFS
12 12 (0.16%) XenApp
13 9 (0.12%) VMware NSX
14 7 (0.093%) GlusterFS
14 7 (0.093%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 7 (0.093%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.080%) NFS
15 6 (0.080%) VMware ESXi
16 5 (0.067%) Xen
17 4 (0.053%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 482 (6.41%) Kubernetes
2 245 (3.26%) Ansible
3 233 (3.10%) Terraform
4 198 (2.63%) Puppet
5 132 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (0.67%) Packer
7 44 (0.59%) Salt
8 41 (0.55%) Nagios
9 35 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
9 35 (0.47%) SQL Sentry
10 30 (0.40%) Mesos
11 28 (0.37%) Consul
12 26 (0.35%) SCCM
13 24 (0.32%) EnCase
14 22 (0.29%) FTK
15 19 (0.25%) Kibana
16 17 (0.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
17 16 (0.21%) Grafana
17 16 (0.21%) Graphite
17 16 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 952 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 539 (7.17%) Oracle
3 288 (3.83%) Google
4 180 (2.39%) VMware
5 164 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
6 156 (2.08%) Cisco
7 126 (1.68%) Tableau
8 119 (1.58%) SAP
9 110 (1.46%) Sage
10 75 (1.00%) Atlassian
11 68 (0.90%) Citrix
12 55 (0.73%) Apple
13 52 (0.69%) Red Hat
14 49 (0.65%) Splunk
15 45 (0.60%) Dell
16 44 (0.59%) Adobe
17 43 (0.57%) HP
18 40 (0.53%) Zend
19 38 (0.51%) TIBCO
20 37 (0.49%) Juniper