Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 59 43 36
Rank change year-on-year -16 -7 +1
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 2,851 6,822 8,977
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.49% 5.44% 6.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.86% 5.91% 6.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2,535 5,393 7,194
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +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 58,692 115,511 137,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.34% 92.13% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 47,378 92,513 110,205
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,763
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,840 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.89% +1.87% -

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 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 2021. 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 -19 2,583 £60,000 +9.09% 800
UK excluding London -17 1,447 £50,000 +11.11% 511
London -11 1,244 £70,000 +7.69% 357
South East -14 537 £54,000 +20.00% 142
Work from Home +30 435 £60,000 +14.29% 214
North of England -2 285 £47,500 - 108
South West -17 178 £45,000 - 40
East of England +4 161 £55,000 +10.00% 87
Yorkshire +75 145 £47,500 +58.33% 29
Midlands -33 134 £50,000 +11.11% 65
North West -23 132 £47,500 -5.00% 61
West Midlands -36 96 £45,000 -1.10% 36
Scotland -23 91 £55,000 +22.22% 37
East Midlands +16 38 £52,500 +28.05% 29
Northern Ireland +21 32 £42,500 -5.56% 23
Wales +8 19 £45,000 +28.57% 9
Isle of Man - 11 £52,500 -
North East -25 8 £40,000 +17.65% 18

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 2,128 (74.64%) Degree
2 1,157 (40.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 919 (32.23%) Python
4 851 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
5 843 (29.57%) SQL
6 825 (28.94%) Software Engineering
7 741 (25.99%) Java
8 714 (25.04%) JavaScript
9 631 (22.13%) C#
9 631 (22.13%) Finance
10 610 (21.40%) Mathematics
11 564 (19.78%) Problem-Solving
12 464 (16.27%) .NET
13 463 (16.24%) Azure
14 461 (16.17%) AWS
15 456 (15.99%) Linux
16 436 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
17 431 (15.12%) DevOps
18 417 (14.63%) Git (software)
18 417 (14.63%) C++
19 396 (13.89%) Microsoft
20 369 (12.94%) HTML
21 368 (12.91%) React
22 352 (12.35%) CSS
23 325 (11.40%) SQL Server
24 322 (11.29%) Docker
25 319 (11.19%) Machine Learning
26 313 (10.98%) Kubernetes
27 304 (10.66%) Physics
28 297 (10.42%) Scrum

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 82 (2.88%) Apache Spark
2 49 (1.72%) SAS
3 45 (1.58%) Apache
4 44 (1.54%) CMS
5 43 (1.51%) Confluence
6 39 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
6 39 (1.37%) SharePoint
7 22 (0.77%) MS Exchange
8 19 (0.67%) IIS
9 16 (0.56%) Tornado
10 14 (0.49%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.39%) Skype for Business
12 10 (0.35%) IBM Domino
12 10 (0.35%) Umbraco
13 9 (0.32%) nginx
14 8 (0.28%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
16 6 (0.21%) Apache Pig
16 6 (0.21%) Luigi
17 5 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 68 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.46%) Figma
5 11 (0.39%) Simulink
6 10 (0.35%) Stateflow
7 9 (0.32%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (0.25%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.21%) SPSS
10 5 (0.18%) Maya
11 4 (0.14%) InVision
12 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.070%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.070%) Adobe XD
13 2 (0.070%) GIMP
13 2 (0.070%) SPSS Modeler
13 2 (0.070%) UXPin
14 1 (0.035%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 15 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.42%) Magento
3 10 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.28%) SAP SD
6 6 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.21%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.21%) Shopify
7 5 (0.18%) Endur
7 5 (0.18%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.14%) MoSes
9 3 (0.11%) Findur
9 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.070%) Distributed Ledger
10 2 (0.070%) Hyperion Planning
10 2 (0.070%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.070%) SAP R/3
10 2 (0.070%) SystmOne
11 1 (0.035%) Concordance
11 1 (0.035%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 463 (16.24%) Azure
2 461 (16.17%) AWS
3 164 (5.75%) GCP
4 131 (4.59%) SaaS
5 111 (3.89%) Power Platform
6 83 (2.91%) GitHub
7 62 (2.17%) PaaS
8 52 (1.82%) Serverless
9 46 (1.61%) Office 365
10 43 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
10 43 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
11 40 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
12 37 (1.30%) Amazon S3
13 36 (1.26%) IaaS
14 25 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
15 24 (0.84%) npm
16 23 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
17 22 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 16 (0.56%) Amazon EKS
18 16 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 129 (4.52%) Firewall
2 83 (2.91%) TCP/IP
3 55 (1.93%) HTTP
4 49 (1.72%) Wireless
5 42 (1.47%) LAN
5 42 (1.47%) Network Security
6 41 (1.44%) WAN
7 40 (1.40%) DNS
8 36 (1.26%) Ethernet
8 36 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
9 35 (1.23%) VoIP
10 33 (1.16%) MQTT
11 31 (1.09%) Internet
12 29 (1.02%) VPN
13 28 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
14 26 (0.91%) HTTPS
15 25 (0.88%) NAS
16 23 (0.81%) SSL
17 22 (0.77%) Wireshark
18 20 (0.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 325 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 251 (8.80%) NoSQL
3 188 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
4 183 (6.42%) Relational Database
5 157 (5.51%) MySQL
6 141 (4.95%) Big Data
7 115 (4.03%) MongoDB
8 95 (3.33%) Hadoop
9 87 (3.05%) Power BI
10 81 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
11 73 (2.56%) Tableau
12 53 (1.86%) Data Lake
13 51 (1.79%) Data Mining
14 50 (1.75%) RDBMS
15 49 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
16 42 (1.47%) Redis
17 37 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 30 (1.05%) Apache Hive
19 25 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
19 25 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 417 (14.63%) Git (software)
2 175 (6.14%) Jenkins
3 140 (4.91%) JIRA
4 128 (4.49%) Selenium
5 76 (2.67%) Visual Studio
6 56 (1.96%) Maven
7 49 (1.72%) Subversion
8 40 (1.40%) GitLab
9 34 (1.19%) JUnit
10 33 (1.16%) webpack
11 31 (1.09%) TeamCity
12 29 (1.02%) Cucumber
13 28 (0.98%) Gradle
14 27 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
15 25 (0.88%) Mocha
16 20 (0.70%) NUnit
17 19 (0.67%) Artifactory
17 19 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 19 (0.67%) Mockito
18 17 (0.60%) Eclipse
General
1 631 (22.13%) Finance
2 132 (4.63%) Telecoms
3 119 (4.17%) Banking
4 118 (4.14%) Marketing
5 111 (3.89%) Electronics
6 103 (3.61%) Games
7 97 (3.40%) Front Office
7 97 (3.40%) Manufacturing
8 69 (2.42%) Retail
9 57 (2.00%) Law
10 50 (1.75%) Public Sector
11 37 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 30 (1.05%) German Language
13 29 (1.02%) Aerospace
14 28 (0.98%) Automotive
14 28 (0.98%) Back Office
15 24 (0.84%) Investment Banking
16 21 (0.74%) Advertising
17 19 (0.67%) French Language
18 15 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,134 (39.78%) Developer
2 359 (12.59%) Software Engineer
3 261 (9.15%) Software Developer
4 205 (7.19%) Analyst
5 196 (6.87%) Senior Developer
6 178 (6.24%) Junior
7 177 (6.21%) Graduate
8 154 (5.40%) Java Developer
9 132 (4.63%) Architect
10 127 (4.45%) Full Stack Developer
11 121 (4.24%) Python Developer
12 116 (4.07%) .NET Developer
13 114 (4.00%) C# Developer
13 114 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
14 110 (3.86%) Junior Developer
15 98 (3.44%) Data Scientist
16 94 (3.30%) Python Engineer
17 87 (3.05%) Senior Software Engineer
18 86 (3.02%) Data Engineer
19 80 (2.81%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 464 (16.27%) .NET
2 369 (12.94%) HTML
3 368 (12.91%) React
4 352 (12.35%) CSS
5 239 (8.38%) AngularJS
6 210 (7.37%) Node.js
7 183 (6.42%) REST
8 168 (5.89%) .NET Core
9 156 (5.47%) Web Services
10 128 (4.49%) Vue.js
11 127 (4.45%) HTML5
12 122 (4.28%) Spring
13 119 (4.17%) RESTful
14 100 (3.51%) JSON
15 95 (3.33%) .NET Framework
16 93 (3.26%) XML
17 92 (3.23%) ASP.NET
18 79 (2.77%) jQuery
19 75 (2.63%) Kafka
20 71 (2.49%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 436 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
2 274 (9.61%) Algorithms
3 238 (8.35%) Management Information System
4 178 (6.24%) Data Structures
5 138 (4.84%) User Experience
6 117 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
7 114 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
8 109 (3.82%) Mobile App
9 97 (3.40%) Hedge funds
10 82 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
11 50 (1.75%) Cloud Native
12 48 (1.68%) Life Science
13 46 (1.61%) Data Centre
14 43 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 36 (1.26%) LIMS
16 35 (1.23%) Virtual Team
17 34 (1.19%) Robotics
18 32 (1.12%) Fixed Income
18 32 (1.12%) Public Cloud
19 31 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 456 (15.99%) Linux
2 241 (8.45%) Windows
3 93 (3.26%) Unix
4 80 (2.81%) Android
5 79 (2.77%) Apple iOS
6 47 (1.65%) Windows Server
7 28 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
9 17 (0.60%) Windows 10
10 15 (0.53%) Ubuntu
11 13 (0.46%) CentOS
12 9 (0.32%) Debian
13 7 (0.25%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
15 5 (0.18%) Kali Linux
15 5 (0.18%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.11%) VMS
17 2 (0.070%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 851 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
2 825 (28.94%) Software Engineering
3 610 (21.40%) Mathematics
4 564 (19.78%) Problem-Solving
5 431 (15.12%) DevOps
6 319 (11.19%) Machine Learning
7 304 (10.66%) Physics
8 297 (10.42%) Scrum
9 295 (10.35%) Test Automation
10 288 (10.10%) Analytics
11 272 (9.54%) Microservices
12 270 (9.47%) TDD
13 254 (8.91%) Data Science
14 236 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
15 226 (7.93%) OO
16 214 (7.51%) Project Management
17 187 (6.56%) Statistics
18 184 (6.45%) Fintech
19 181 (6.35%) Mentoring
20 176 (6.17%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 919 (32.23%) Python
2 843 (29.57%) SQL
3 741 (25.99%) Java
4 714 (25.04%) JavaScript
5 631 (22.13%) C#
6 417 (14.63%) C++
7 166 (5.82%) C
8 144 (5.05%) TypeScript
9 123 (4.31%) PHP
10 122 (4.28%) R
11 86 (3.02%) Bash Shell
12 73 (2.56%) Ruby
13 68 (2.39%) Go
14 66 (2.31%) Scala
15 60 (2.10%) PowerShell
16 53 (1.86%) ES6
17 50 (1.75%) Java 8
18 47 (1.65%) Perl
18 47 (1.65%) VB
19 46 (1.61%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 2,128 (74.64%) Degree
2 1,157 (40.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 152 (5.33%) Master's Degree
4 129 (4.52%) PhD
5 91 (3.19%) Security Cleared
6 86 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
7 60 (2.10%) Numerate Degree
8 58 (2.03%) CISSP
9 57 (2.00%) SC Cleared
10 54 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
11 42 (1.47%) CCNA
12 41 (1.44%) CISA
13 40 (1.40%) CISM
14 35 (1.23%) ISTQB
15 29 (1.02%) CCNP
16 26 (0.91%) PMI Certification
17 24 (0.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 24 (0.84%) CCSP
18 23 (0.81%) MCSE
19 20 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (6.80%) QA
2 40 (1.40%) SLA
3 37 (1.30%) GDPR
4 27 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (0.91%) Data Quality
6 23 (0.81%) NIST
7 17 (0.60%) CDISC
8 16 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (0.39%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.39%) PMO
10 10 (0.35%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.35%) Solvency II
11 9 (0.32%) MiFID
12 6 (0.21%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.18%) COBIT
13 5 (0.18%) ITGC
13 5 (0.18%) MISRA
13 5 (0.18%) MISRA C
13 5 (0.18%) PMBOK
14 4 (0.14%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 322 (11.29%) Docker
2 82 (2.88%) Active Directory
3 68 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 31 (1.09%) Firmware
6 15 (0.53%) vSphere
7 12 (0.42%) KVM
8 9 (0.32%) BitLocker
8 9 (0.32%) Xen
9 8 (0.28%) HDFS
10 6 (0.21%) Ceph
10 6 (0.21%) RHEV
10 6 (0.21%) XenApp
11 5 (0.18%) Postfix
12 4 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.11%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.070%) LXC
14 2 (0.070%) pfSense
14 2 (0.070%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.070%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 313 (10.98%) Kubernetes
2 124 (4.35%) Terraform
3 97 (3.40%) Ansible
4 51 (1.79%) Puppet
5 25 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (0.77%) Kibana
6 22 (0.77%) Prometheus
7 17 (0.60%) Graylog
8 15 (0.53%) SCCM
9 13 (0.46%) CSIRT
10 11 (0.39%) Grafana
11 10 (0.35%) Data Guard
11 10 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
12 9 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (0.32%) Istio
12 9 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
13 8 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
13 8 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.28%) WSUS
14 7 (0.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 396 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 142 (4.98%) Google
3 104 (3.65%) SAP
4 101 (3.54%) Oracle
5 78 (2.74%) VMware
6 61 (2.14%) Cisco
7 56 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
8 49 (1.72%) IBM
9 38 (1.33%) Databricks
10 21 (0.74%) Apple
11 16 (0.56%) FireEye
11 16 (0.56%) Juniper
11 16 (0.56%) TOWER Software
12 15 (0.53%) Twitter
13 14 (0.49%) Atlassian
13 14 (0.49%) Citrix
14 12 (0.42%) Facebook
14 12 (0.42%) Siebel
14 12 (0.42%) Talend
15 11 (0.39%) Splunk