Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 34 37
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 11162 11439 12691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.38% 5.96% 5.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.76% 14.53% 14.01%
Number of salaries quoted 8559 9854 10578
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £23,393
90th Percentile £80,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 75630 78725 90575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.24% 41.03% 41.59%
Number of salaries quoted 56792 64594 72517
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 17 October 2017.

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 17 October 2017. 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 10585 £47,500 - 1088
UK excluding London -1 5717 £40,000 - 497
London -5 5336 £60,000 +9.09% 611
South East +3 1955 £39,000 -2.50% 142
East of England +3 1278 £42,250 -0.59% 148
North of England +3 819 £42,500 +12.72% 91
South West +8 653 £37,500 -11.76% 49
Midlands -6 609 £33,500 +3.08% 45
North West -13 515 £42,500 +10.39% 62
West Midlands -4 389 £31,500 -0.79% 25
Scotland -4 329 £40,000 - 17
East Midlands -7 249 £32,500 -2.99% 20
Yorkshire -4 207 £40,000 +5.96% 24
North East +33 97 £39,513 +5.37% 5
Northern Ireland -3 66 £40,000 - 1
Wales -18 64 £24,000 -20.00% 4

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 8837 (79.17%) Degree
2 4821 (43.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 3850 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
4 3566 (31.95%) Java
5 3057 (27.39%) Software Engineering
6 3051 (27.33%) SQL
7 2869 (25.70%) Finance
8 2737 (24.52%) JavaScript
9 2633 (23.59%) C#
10 2458 (22.02%) Mathematics
11 2302 (20.62%) C++
12 2137 (19.15%) Python
13 2096 (18.78%) HTML
14 2072 (18.56%) Linux
15 1987 (17.80%) .NET
16 1742 (15.61%) SQL Server
17 1696 (15.19%) CSS
18 1683 (15.08%) Windows
19 1624 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
20 1581 (14.16%) Scrum
21 1570 (14.07%) OO
22 1537 (13.77%) Microsoft
23 1224 (10.97%) Oracle
24 1190 (10.66%) Physics
25 1169 (10.47%) AngularJS
26 1113 (9.97%) TDD
27 1095 (9.81%) Banking
28 1092 (9.78%) SDLC
29 1077 (9.65%) C
30 1063 (9.52%) 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
1 334 (2.99%) Apache
2 308 (2.76%) Apache Spark
3 265 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
4 253 (2.27%) Tomcat
5 147 (1.32%) IIS
6 146 (1.31%) Confluence
6 146 (1.31%) JBoss
7 138 (1.24%) SharePoint
8 116 (1.04%) OpenStack
9 112 (1.00%) SAS
10 108 (0.97%) CMS
11 80 (0.72%) MS Exchange
12 79 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 66 (0.59%) nginx
14 64 (0.57%) WebLogic
15 51 (0.46%) WebSphere
16 42 (0.38%) Drupal
16 42 (0.38%) Ethereum
17 39 (0.35%) Hyperledger
18 38 (0.34%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 325 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 319 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
3 112 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 111 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 57 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 36 (0.32%) SPSS
7 35 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 34 (0.30%) Photoshop
9 11 (0.099%) Simulink
10 7 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.045%) Doxygen
11 5 (0.045%) SOLIDWORKS
11 5 (0.045%) XMetaL
12 4 (0.036%) GNU Octave
13 3 (0.027%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.027%) GIMP
13 3 (0.027%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.027%) Maple
13 3 (0.027%) Siemens NX
13 3 (0.027%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 51 (0.46%) Magento
2 48 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
5 18 (0.16%) SAP ERP
6 17 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
7 15 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 12 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 12 (0.11%) SAP FI
9 11 (0.099%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 10 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
10 10 (0.090%) SAP CO
10 10 (0.090%) SAP FI/CO
10 10 (0.090%) SAP S/4HANA
11 9 (0.081%) Oracle BPM
11 9 (0.081%) SAP SD
12 8 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
13 7 (0.063%) assyst
13 7 (0.063%) Sage CRM
14 6 (0.054%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 961 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
2 637 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 377 (3.38%) SaaS
4 270 (2.42%) GitHub
5 124 (1.11%) Office 365
6 121 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
7 92 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 88 (0.79%) PaaS
9 68 (0.61%) IaaS
10 56 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
11 42 (0.38%) npm
12 37 (0.33%) Amazon S3
13 36 (0.32%) Azure Machine Learning
13 36 (0.32%) Google Analytics
13 36 (0.32%) OpenShift
14 32 (0.29%) Force.com
15 31 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
16 28 (0.25%) Serverless
17 26 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
18 25 (0.22%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 374 (3.35%) Firewall
2 327 (2.93%) TCP/IP
3 286 (2.56%) Internet
4 217 (1.94%) DNS
5 159 (1.42%) HTTP
6 141 (1.26%) WAN
7 138 (1.24%) DHCP
8 136 (1.22%) Network Security
9 127 (1.14%) VPN
10 126 (1.13%) SAN
11 120 (1.08%) LAN
12 113 (1.01%) Wireless
13 99 (0.89%) Ethernet
14 95 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
15 92 (0.82%) BGP
15 92 (0.82%) VoIP
16 83 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
17 82 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
18 79 (0.71%) OSPF
19 61 (0.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1742 (15.61%) SQL Server
2 703 (6.30%) MySQL
3 699 (6.26%) Relational Database
4 662 (5.93%) NoSQL
5 577 (5.17%) Big Data
6 456 (4.09%) MongoDB
7 321 (2.88%) Hadoop
8 279 (2.50%) Oracle Database
9 272 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
10 257 (2.30%) RDBMS
11 231 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
12 184 (1.65%) Redis
13 174 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
14 169 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 162 (1.45%) Data Mining
15 162 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 122 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
17 117 (1.05%) Apache Hive
18 112 (1.00%) Blockchain
19 101 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1033 (9.25%) Git (software)
2 520 (4.66%) Jenkins
3 499 (4.47%) JIRA
4 408 (3.66%) Visual Studio
5 380 (3.40%) Subversion
6 369 (3.31%) Selenium
7 306 (2.74%) JUnit
8 301 (2.70%) Maven
9 213 (1.91%) TeamCity
10 178 (1.59%) Cucumber
11 175 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 157 (1.41%) Eclipse
13 140 (1.25%) WebDriver
14 134 (1.20%) NUnit
15 115 (1.03%) Mercurial
16 102 (0.91%) Ant
17 100 (0.90%) Bitbucket
18 97 (0.87%) Gradle
19 94 (0.84%) JMeter
20 87 (0.78%) gulp
General
1 2869 (25.70%) Finance
2 1095 (9.81%) Banking
3 880 (7.88%) Retail
4 656 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 559 (5.01%) Marketing
6 529 (4.74%) Telecoms
7 505 (4.52%) Retail Banking
8 458 (4.10%) Electronics
9 454 (4.07%) Games
10 277 (2.48%) Front Office
11 209 (1.87%) Manufacturing
12 175 (1.57%) Legal
13 166 (1.49%) Financial Institution
14 156 (1.40%) Advertising
15 150 (1.34%) Automotive
16 119 (1.07%) Publishing
17 78 (0.70%) Aerospace
18 73 (0.65%) German Language
19 65 (0.58%) Back Office
20 47 (0.42%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4731 (42.38%) Developer
2 1494 (13.38%) Software Engineer
3 1339 (12.00%) Graduate
4 1157 (10.37%) Java Developer
5 1064 (9.53%) Software Developer
6 1053 (9.43%) Analyst
7 819 (7.34%) C# Developer
8 798 (7.15%) Junior
9 711 (6.37%) .NET Developer
10 704 (6.31%) Graduate Developer
11 689 (6.17%) Senior Developer
12 583 (5.22%) Architect
13 562 (5.03%) C++ Software Engineer
14 519 (4.65%) Junior Developer
15 390 (3.49%) C# .NET Developer
16 386 (3.46%) Consultant
17 364 (3.26%) C++ Developer
18 358 (3.21%) JavaScript Developer
19 301 (2.70%) Java Engineer
20 279 (2.50%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2096 (18.78%) HTML
2 1987 (17.80%) .NET
3 1696 (15.19%) CSS
4 1169 (10.47%) AngularJS
5 971 (8.70%) Web Services
6 892 (7.99%) ASP.NET
7 844 (7.56%) XML
8 783 (7.01%) HTML5
9 682 (6.11%) jQuery
10 660 (5.91%) Spring
11 640 (5.73%) REST
12 598 (5.36%) RESTful
13 547 (4.90%) Node.js
14 505 (4.52%) .NET Framework
15 486 (4.35%) React
16 439 (3.93%) ASP.NET MVC
17 425 (3.81%) SOAP
18 391 (3.50%) Hibernate
18 391 (3.50%) JSON
19 387 (3.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1624 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1063 (9.52%) Algorithms
3 850 (7.62%) Management Information System
4 560 (5.02%) User Experience
5 417 (3.74%) Data Structures
6 385 (3.45%) Fintech
7 367 (3.29%) Mobile App
8 346 (3.10%) Hedge funds
9 331 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
10 319 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
11 229 (2.05%) Data Centre
12 148 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
13 145 (1.30%) Client/Server
14 132 (1.18%) Derivative
15 104 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 102 (0.91%) Fixed Income
16 102 (0.91%) Virtual Team
17 96 (0.86%) iPad
18 88 (0.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 86 (0.77%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2072 (18.56%) Linux
2 1683 (15.08%) Windows
3 725 (6.50%) Unix
4 406 (3.64%) Android
5 372 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 315 (2.82%) Windows Server
7 119 (1.07%) Windows 10
8 118 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 118 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 102 (0.91%) CentOS
10 93 (0.83%) Windows 7
11 71 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 58 (0.52%) Ubuntu
13 56 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
14 48 (0.43%) Mac OS X
15 46 (0.41%) Mac OS
16 45 (0.40%) Solaris
17 42 (0.38%) VxWorks
18 40 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
19 37 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3850 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
2 3057 (27.39%) Software Engineering
3 2458 (22.02%) Mathematics
4 1581 (14.16%) Scrum
5 1570 (14.07%) OO
6 1190 (10.66%) Physics
7 1113 (9.97%) TDD
8 1092 (9.78%) SDLC
9 992 (8.89%) Analytics
10 979 (8.77%) MVC
11 972 (8.71%) Test Automation
12 835 (7.48%) Web Development
13 824 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
14 772 (6.92%) Machine Learning
15 704 (6.31%) Project Management
16 694 (6.22%) Asset Management
17 685 (6.14%) DevOps
18 640 (5.73%) OOP
19 635 (5.69%) Open Source
20 632 (5.66%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3566 (31.95%) Java
2 3051 (27.33%) SQL
3 2737 (24.52%) JavaScript
4 2633 (23.59%) C#
5 2302 (20.62%) C++
6 2137 (19.15%) Python
7 1077 (9.65%) C
8 597 (5.35%) PHP
9 437 (3.92%) Ruby
10 419 (3.75%) R
11 358 (3.21%) Perl
12 318 (2.85%) Scala
13 297 (2.66%) MATLAB
14 285 (2.55%) T-SQL
15 265 (2.37%) PowerShell
16 240 (2.15%) Shell Script
17 219 (1.96%) PL/SQL
18 182 (1.63%) Bash Shell
19 156 (1.40%) Objective-C
19 156 (1.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8837 (79.17%) Degree
2 4821 (43.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 621 (5.56%) PhD
4 494 (4.43%) Master's Degree
5 344 (3.08%) Numerate Degree
6 323 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 308 (2.76%) Security Cleared
8 243 (2.18%) CISSP
9 224 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
10 190 (1.70%) CISM
11 139 (1.25%) SC Cleared
12 129 (1.16%) HND
12 129 (1.16%) ISTQB
13 128 (1.15%) CCNA
14 114 (1.02%) MCSE
15 102 (0.91%) CISA
16 101 (0.90%) ISEB
17 94 (0.84%) MCP
18 90 (0.81%) CCNP
19 76 (0.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 903 (8.09%) QA
2 148 (1.33%) SLA
3 114 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 66 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 60 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 39 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 39 (0.35%) PMO
7 34 (0.30%) GDPR
8 26 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
8 26 (0.23%) MiFID
9 22 (0.20%) MISRA
9 22 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 14 (0.13%) GCP
11 13 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 12 (0.11%) COBIT
13 8 (0.072%) FATCA
13 8 (0.072%) HIPAA
14 7 (0.063%) DO-178B
14 7 (0.063%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 7 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 405 (3.63%) Docker
2 271 (2.43%) Active Directory
3 232 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 128 (1.15%) Firmware
5 124 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 81 (0.73%) Hyper-V
7 73 (0.65%) XenApp
8 63 (0.56%) XenDesktop
9 38 (0.34%) vSphere
10 36 (0.32%) HDFS
11 35 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 32 (0.29%) XenServer
13 25 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
14 21 (0.19%) Xen
15 19 (0.17%) Terminal Services
16 16 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 16 (0.14%) iptables
17 15 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
18 14 (0.13%) Terminal Server
19 13 (0.12%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 257 (2.30%) Ansible
2 211 (1.89%) Puppet
3 160 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
4 81 (0.73%) Kubernetes
5 67 (0.60%) Nagios
6 60 (0.54%) Kibana
7 59 (0.53%) Terraform
8 55 (0.49%) SCCM
9 48 (0.43%) Nessus
10 37 (0.33%) QRadar
11 35 (0.31%) Opsview
12 34 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
13 32 (0.29%) SCOM
14 31 (0.28%) CSIRT
15 29 (0.26%) Grafana
16 28 (0.25%) Cacti
16 28 (0.25%) SolarWinds Orion
17 26 (0.23%) HAProxy
17 26 (0.23%) Mesos
18 24 (0.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1537 (13.77%) Microsoft
2 1224 (10.97%) Oracle
3 329 (2.95%) Google
4 305 (2.73%) VMware
5 292 (2.62%) Cisco
6 248 (2.22%) SAP
7 186 (1.67%) Tableau
8 185 (1.66%) Citrix
9 159 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
10 147 (1.32%) HP
11 125 (1.12%) Red Hat
12 118 (1.06%) Sybase
13 92 (0.82%) IBM
14 83 (0.74%) Juniper
15 75 (0.67%) Cadence
16 74 (0.66%) Splunk
17 71 (0.64%) Murex
18 70 (0.63%) Palo Alto
19 63 (0.56%) ServiceNow
20 62 (0.56%) NetApp