Period
to 20 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 20 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 36 35
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 7,459 9,694 11,303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.48% 5.93% 6.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.95% 6.46% 7.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5,555 7,631 8,715
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
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 125,339 150,104 160,996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.13% 91.82% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 98,593 119,437 127,009
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 20 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 20 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 -6 6,995 £55,000 +10.00% 1,475
UK excluding London +1 3,896 £45,000 +5.88% 954
London -7 3,452 £67,500 +12.50% 642
South East +5 1,670 £45,000 +5.88% 271
North of England +13 608 £45,000 +11.11% 148
East of England -11 434 £50,000 +11.11% 183
South West -13 433 £42,500 +3.66% 104
North West +22 404 £47,500 +13.10% 84
Midlands -26 402 £43,000 +13.16% 128
Scotland +10 306 £45,000 +5.88% 77
West Midlands -18 288 £45,500 +33.82% 68
Yorkshire -47 146 £45,000 +18.01% 47
East Midlands -34 114 £38,750 -3.13% 57
North East +61 58 £41,250 +17.86% 17
Wales -20 57 £37,500 -11.76% 27
Northern Ireland -26 15 £50,000 -2.91% 17

For the 6 months to 20 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 5,758 (77.20%) Degree
2 3,150 (42.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 2,783 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
4 2,155 (28.89%) C#
5 2,065 (27.68%) Software Engineering
6 1,958 (26.25%) Java
7 1,907 (25.57%) SQL
8 1,829 (24.52%) JavaScript
9 1,795 (24.06%) Python
10 1,729 (23.18%) Mathematics
11 1,665 (22.32%) Finance
12 1,571 (21.06%) .NET
13 1,407 (18.86%) Problem-Solving
14 1,243 (16.66%) HTML
15 1,223 (16.40%) C++
16 1,198 (16.06%) Linux
17 1,095 (14.68%) AWS
18 1,058 (14.18%) Git (software)
19 1,041 (13.96%) Azure
20 1,040 (13.94%) CSS
21 1,017 (13.63%) SQL Server
22 944 (12.66%) Microsoft
23 898 (12.04%) DevOps
24 892 (11.96%) AngularJS
25 867 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
26 864 (11.58%) Windows
27 833 (11.17%) OO
28 771 (10.34%) Scrum
29 769 (10.31%) Test Automation
30 737 (9.88%) 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
1 241 (3.23%) Apache Spark
2 178 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
3 154 (2.06%) Confluence
4 129 (1.73%) Apache
5 126 (1.69%) Tomcat
6 87 (1.17%) SharePoint
7 84 (1.13%) IIS
8 79 (1.06%) SAS
9 63 (0.84%) CMS
10 50 (0.67%) JBoss
11 46 (0.62%) nginx
12 40 (0.54%) MS Exchange
13 37 (0.50%) ArcGIS
14 33 (0.44%) Apache Solr
15 31 (0.42%) Drupal
16 30 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 25 (0.34%) Jupyter
18 23 (0.31%) Jetty
18 23 (0.31%) WebLogic
18 23 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 181 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
2 149 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 75 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (0.64%) 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 10 (0.13%) Chatbot
10 10 (0.13%) Simulink
11 9 (0.12%) SPSS
12 7 (0.094%) GNU Octave
13 6 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
13 6 (0.080%) ProjectWise
13 6 (0.080%) Stateflow
14 4 (0.054%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.054%) Zeplin
15 3 (0.040%) 3ds Max
15 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 (0.094%) 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%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,095 (14.68%) AWS
2 1,041 (13.96%) Azure
3 323 (4.33%) SaaS
4 261 (3.50%) GCP
5 164 (2.20%) Power Platform
6 155 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
7 151 (2.02%) GitHub
8 142 (1.90%) Serverless
9 115 (1.54%) Office 365
10 101 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
11 98 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
12 81 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
13 65 (0.87%) IaaS
14 64 (0.86%) PaaS
15 61 (0.82%) Amazon S3
16 57 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
17 47 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
18 33 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
18 33 (0.44%) npm
19 31 (0.42%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 234 (3.14%) Firewall
2 180 (2.41%) HTTP
3 150 (2.01%) Internet
4 142 (1.90%) TCP/IP
5 104 (1.39%) DNS
6 91 (1.22%) WAN
7 90 (1.21%) LAN
8 85 (1.14%) VPN
9 61 (0.82%) Wireless
10 55 (0.74%) BGP
10 55 (0.74%) DHCP
11 50 (0.67%) Network Security
12 46 (0.62%) SAN
13 45 (0.60%) Ethernet
14 43 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
15 38 (0.51%) SSL
16 36 (0.48%) 3G
16 36 (0.48%) 4G
17 35 (0.47%) 5G
18 34 (0.46%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,017 (13.63%) SQL Server
2 428 (5.74%) Big Data
3 399 (5.35%) Relational Database
4 392 (5.26%) MySQL
5 301 (4.04%) NoSQL
6 283 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
7 201 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 197 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
8 197 (2.64%) Hadoop
9 185 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 180 (2.41%) MongoDB
11 157 (2.10%) Power BI
12 117 (1.57%) Redis
13 109 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
14 102 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 93 (1.25%) Oracle Database
16 92 (1.23%) Data Mining
17 89 (1.19%) RDBMS
18 77 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
19 68 (0.91%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,058 (14.18%) Git (software)
2 507 (6.80%) JIRA
3 440 (5.90%) Jenkins
4 276 (3.70%) Visual Studio
5 273 (3.66%) Selenium
6 221 (2.96%) Subversion
7 128 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 111 (1.49%) webpack
9 101 (1.35%) Eclipse
10 100 (1.34%) Maven
11 89 (1.19%) Bitbucket
12 88 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
13 87 (1.17%) TeamCity
14 85 (1.14%) Cucumber
15 76 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 71 (0.95%) Gradle
16 71 (0.95%) JUnit
17 63 (0.84%) Mocha
18 54 (0.72%) Jasmine
19 50 (0.67%) CircleCI
General
1 1,665 (22.32%) Finance
2 424 (5.68%) Banking
3 409 (5.48%) Marketing
4 391 (5.24%) Retail
5 298 (4.00%) Games
6 235 (3.15%) Front Office
7 217 (2.91%) Electronics
8 161 (2.16%) Telecoms
9 136 (1.82%) Investment Banking
9 136 (1.82%) Public Sector
10 123 (1.65%) Manufacturing
11 119 (1.60%) Automotive
12 101 (1.35%) Advertising
13 94 (1.26%) French Language
14 92 (1.23%) Legal
15 91 (1.22%) Law
16 78 (1.05%) German Language
17 72 (0.97%) Financial Institution
18 62 (0.83%) Aerospace
19 55 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3,108 (41.67%) Developer
2 1,058 (14.18%) Software Engineer
3 778 (10.43%) Graduate
4 655 (8.78%) Software Developer
5 618 (8.29%) Junior
6 617 (8.27%) Senior Developer
7 531 (7.12%) C# Developer
8 511 (6.85%) Analyst
9 486 (6.52%) Java Developer
10 461 (6.18%) .NET Developer
11 433 (5.81%) Graduate Developer
12 390 (5.23%) Junior Developer
13 318 (4.26%) Architect
14 269 (3.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 265 (3.55%) Consultant
16 244 (3.27%) C# .NET Developer
17 238 (3.19%) Python Developer
18 229 (3.07%) Data Scientist
19 193 (2.59%) Senior Software Engineer
20 185 (2.48%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,571 (21.06%) .NET
2 1,243 (16.66%) HTML
3 1,040 (13.94%) CSS
4 892 (11.96%) AngularJS
5 630 (8.45%) React
6 611 (8.19%) REST
7 539 (7.23%) HTML5
8 532 (7.13%) ASP.NET
9 510 (6.84%) Web Services
10 454 (6.09%) Node.js
11 400 (5.36%) jQuery
12 360 (4.83%) Spring
13 334 (4.48%) XML
14 259 (3.47%) RESTful
15 248 (3.32%) JSON
16 237 (3.18%) CSS3
17 223 (2.99%) .NET Framework
18 209 (2.80%) Redux
19 193 (2.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 193 (2.59%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 867 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
2 690 (9.25%) Algorithms
3 530 (7.11%) User Experience
4 411 (5.51%) Self-Motivation
5 349 (4.68%) Hedge funds
6 337 (4.52%) Data Structures
7 307 (4.12%) Management Information System
8 273 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
9 190 (2.55%) Mobile App
10 168 (2.25%) Fixed Income
11 153 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
12 123 (1.65%) Virtual Team
13 114 (1.53%) Derivative
14 96 (1.29%) Data Centre
15 93 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 93 (1.25%) Public Cloud
16 91 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
17 78 (1.05%) Smartphone
18 77 (1.03%) Driving Licence
19 72 (0.97%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 1,198 (16.06%) Linux
2 864 (11.58%) Windows
3 246 (3.30%) Unix
4 215 (2.88%) Android
5 135 (1.81%) Windows Server
6 127 (1.70%) Apple iOS
7 72 (0.97%) CentOS
8 68 (0.91%) Ubuntu
9 56 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 53 (0.71%) Debian
11 43 (0.58%) Windows 10
12 40 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
12 40 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
13 37 (0.50%) Windows 7
14 32 (0.43%) Mac OS
15 30 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
16 22 (0.29%) VMS
17 18 (0.24%) AIX
17 18 (0.24%) SUSE
18 11 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,783 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
2 2,065 (27.68%) Software Engineering
3 1,729 (23.18%) Mathematics
4 1,407 (18.86%) Problem-Solving
5 898 (12.04%) DevOps
6 833 (11.17%) OO
7 771 (10.34%) Scrum
8 769 (10.31%) Test Automation
9 716 (9.60%) Physics
10 655 (8.78%) TDD
11 651 (8.73%) Analytics
12 642 (8.61%) Machine Learning
12 642 (8.61%) SDLC
13 634 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
14 585 (7.84%) Microservices
15 580 (7.78%) Fintech
16 565 (7.57%) Data Science
17 498 (6.68%) Mentoring
18 489 (6.56%) MVC
19 462 (6.19%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2,155 (28.89%) C#
2 1,958 (26.25%) Java
3 1,907 (25.57%) SQL
4 1,829 (24.52%) JavaScript
5 1,795 (24.06%) Python
6 1,223 (16.40%) C++
7 558 (7.48%) C
8 418 (5.60%) PHP
9 323 (4.33%) R
10 280 (3.75%) TypeScript
11 257 (3.45%) Scala
12 237 (3.18%) T-SQL
13 236 (3.16%) PowerShell
14 185 (2.48%) Ruby
15 152 (2.04%) ES6
16 151 (2.02%) Bash Shell
17 148 (1.98%) Go
18 146 (1.96%) Java 8
19 140 (1.88%) MATLAB
20 132 (1.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5,758 (77.20%) Degree
2 3,150 (42.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 302 (4.05%) Master's Degree
4 293 (3.93%) PhD
5 233 (3.12%) Security Cleared
6 161 (2.16%) Numerate Degree
7 106 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
7 106 (1.42%) SC Cleared
8 102 (1.37%) DV Cleared
9 88 (1.18%) CISSP
10 82 (1.10%) ISTQB
11 79 (1.06%) HND
12 77 (1.03%) CCNP
13 57 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
14 54 (0.72%) CISM
15 50 (0.67%) CCNA
16 40 (0.54%) AWS Certification
16 40 (0.54%) MCSE
17 34 (0.46%) PMI Certification
18 33 (0.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 546 (7.32%) QA
2 69 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 63 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (0.84%) SLA
4 48 (0.64%) GDPR
5 35 (0.47%) NIST
6 30 (0.40%) PMO
7 27 (0.36%) PCI DSS
8 15 (0.20%) NCSC
9 14 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 13 (0.17%) Basel II
10 13 (0.17%) COBIT
10 13 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
11 12 (0.16%) IFRS
11 12 (0.16%) IFRS 9
12 10 (0.13%) GAMP
12 10 (0.13%) ISO 26262
12 10 (0.13%) MISRA
13 9 (0.12%) IEC 61508
14 8 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 737 (9.88%) Docker
2 165 (2.21%) Active Directory
3 123 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 88 (1.18%) Firmware
5 77 (1.03%) Hyper-V
6 55 (0.74%) 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 8 (0.11%) VMware NSX
14 7 (0.094%) GlusterFS
14 7 (0.094%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 7 (0.094%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.080%) VMware ESXi
16 5 (0.067%) NFS
16 5 (0.067%) Xen
17 4 (0.054%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 475 (6.37%) Kubernetes
2 243 (3.26%) Ansible
3 233 (3.12%) Terraform
4 196 (2.63%) Puppet
5 131 (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 29 (0.39%) 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
1 944 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 536 (7.19%) Oracle
3 285 (3.82%) Google
4 179 (2.40%) VMware
5 164 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
6 153 (2.05%) Cisco
7 126 (1.69%) Tableau
8 115 (1.54%) SAP
9 110 (1.47%) Sage
10 74 (0.99%) Atlassian
11 68 (0.91%) Citrix
12 55 (0.74%) Apple
13 52 (0.70%) Red Hat
14 49 (0.66%) Splunk
15 45 (0.60%) Dell
16 44 (0.59%) Adobe
17 43 (0.58%) HP
18 40 (0.54%) Zend
19 38 (0.51%) TIBCO
20 37 (0.50%) Juniper