Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 40 36
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 3,926 8,065 10,626
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.04% 5.48% 5.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.47% 5.94% 6.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3,137 6,090 8,446
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £28,900 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% 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 71,778 135,730 163,676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.15% 92.22% 92.15%
Number of salaries quoted 57,298 106,842 131,246
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020. 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 -8 3,656 £55,000 +4.76% 570
London +1 2,061 £67,500 +3.85% 265
UK excluding London -15 1,794 £45,000 +5.88% 341
South East -17 683 £43,500 +2.35% 87
North of England -21 294 £47,500 +5.56% 78
East of England 0 210 £50,000 - 53
North West -17 207 £50,000 +11.11% 40
South West -11 202 £38,750 +2.88% 54
Midlands -16 192 £47,500 +18.75% 33
Work from Home -7 130 £45,000 -18.18% 115
West Midlands +1 120 £42,500 +7.59% 24
Scotland -10 119 £45,000 - 21
East Midlands +7 72 £47,500 +18.75% 9
Yorkshire +14 58 £35,500 -21.11% 27
Northern Ireland +43 52 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Wales +13 41 £45,000 +20.00% 14
North East -13 29 £35,000 - 11
Isle of Man - 1 £51,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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 3,049 (77.66%) Degree
2 1,891 (48.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 1,239 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1,158 (29.50%) SQL
5 1,080 (27.51%) Java
6 1,069 (27.23%) Software Engineering
7 1,067 (27.18%) Python
8 1,018 (25.93%) C#
9 962 (24.50%) Finance
10 836 (21.29%) Mathematics
11 821 (20.91%) JavaScript
12 729 (18.57%) Problem-Solving
13 719 (18.31%) .NET
14 629 (16.02%) AWS
15 606 (15.44%) C++
16 550 (14.01%) Azure
16 550 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
17 534 (13.60%) HTML
18 516 (13.14%) Git (software)
19 512 (13.04%) Linux
20 502 (12.79%) CSS
20 502 (12.79%) SQL Server
21 496 (12.63%) Analytics
22 494 (12.58%) OO
23 479 (12.20%) Microsoft
24 476 (12.12%) DevOps
25 440 (11.21%) Windows
26 428 (10.90%) Test Automation
27 416 (10.60%) AngularJS
28 385 (9.81%) 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
1 142 (3.62%) Apache Spark
2 93 (2.37%) IIS
3 58 (1.48%) Apache
4 54 (1.38%) Confluence
5 52 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
6 50 (1.27%) SharePoint
7 41 (1.04%) CMS
8 31 (0.79%) Apache Airflow
8 31 (0.79%) Tomcat
9 26 (0.66%) SAS
10 25 (0.64%) Luigi
11 22 (0.56%) MS Exchange
12 21 (0.53%) OpenStack
13 14 (0.36%) WordPress
14 12 (0.31%) nginx
15 10 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
16 8 (0.20%) ArcGIS
16 8 (0.20%) Drupal
16 8 (0.20%) Tornado
17 7 (0.18%) Jupyter
Applications
1 83 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.20%) Simulink
5 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.18%) SPSS
6 6 (0.15%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.13%) Sketch
8 4 (0.10%) Notepad++
9 3 (0.076%) 3ds Max
9 3 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.076%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.076%) GNU Octave
9 3 (0.076%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.051%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.051%) InVision
11 1 (0.025%) UserZoom
11 1 (0.025%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 30 (0.76%) Shopify
2 17 (0.43%) NetSuite
3 15 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
3 15 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
4 11 (0.28%) Magento
5 9 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 8 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.15%) Oracle FAH
7 6 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
8 5 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.13%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.10%) assyst
9 4 (0.10%) Infor M3
9 4 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
9 4 (0.10%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 4 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 629 (16.02%) AWS
2 550 (14.01%) Azure
3 216 (5.50%) SaaS
4 188 (4.79%) GCP
5 128 (3.26%) Power Platform
6 97 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
7 78 (1.99%) Serverless
8 77 (1.96%) GitHub
9 66 (1.68%) Office 365
10 54 (1.38%) Amazon S3
11 50 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
12 48 (1.22%) IaaS
13 45 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 45 (1.15%) PaaS
14 39 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
15 30 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
16 28 (0.71%) Slack
17 27 (0.69%) npm
18 26 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
19 21 (0.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 138 (3.52%) Firewall
2 115 (2.93%) TCP/IP
3 102 (2.60%) Internet
4 69 (1.76%) Network Security
5 68 (1.73%) DNS
6 63 (1.60%) Wireless
7 58 (1.48%) LAN
7 58 (1.48%) WAN
8 55 (1.40%) VPN
9 41 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
10 40 (1.02%) SAN
11 37 (0.94%) VoIP
12 35 (0.89%) HTTP
13 34 (0.87%) BGP
14 32 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
15 29 (0.74%) NAS
15 29 (0.74%) Skype
16 25 (0.64%) H.323
16 25 (0.64%) IPsec
17 24 (0.61%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 502 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 293 (7.46%) Relational Database
3 272 (6.93%) Big Data
4 249 (6.34%) NoSQL
5 228 (5.81%) MySQL
6 172 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
7 158 (4.02%) Hadoop
8 154 (3.92%) MongoDB
9 127 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
10 117 (2.98%) Power BI
11 102 (2.60%) RDBMS
11 102 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 86 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 82 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
14 63 (1.60%) Data Mining
15 58 (1.48%) Redis
16 57 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 53 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 41 (1.04%) GIS
19 39 (0.99%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 516 (13.14%) Git (software)
2 204 (5.20%) Jenkins
3 192 (4.89%) JIRA
4 161 (4.10%) Selenium
5 129 (3.29%) Visual Studio
6 66 (1.68%) Subversion
7 59 (1.50%) Maven
8 56 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
9 55 (1.40%) webpack
10 54 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 50 (1.27%) Eclipse
12 45 (1.15%) Cucumber
13 44 (1.12%) Bitbucket
14 40 (1.02%) SoapUI
15 38 (0.97%) JUnit
16 36 (0.92%) HP UFT
17 35 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 32 (0.82%) Cypress.io
19 31 (0.79%) Gradle
19 31 (0.79%) LoadRunner
General
1 962 (24.50%) Finance
2 149 (3.80%) Banking
3 146 (3.72%) Retail
4 139 (3.54%) Games
5 132 (3.36%) Marketing
6 120 (3.06%) Front Office
7 91 (2.32%) Manufacturing
7 91 (2.32%) Telecoms
8 72 (1.83%) Law
9 65 (1.66%) Investment Banking
10 59 (1.50%) Legal
11 48 (1.22%) Electronics
12 46 (1.17%) Advertising
13 36 (0.92%) Back Office
14 34 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
15 33 (0.84%) Military
16 29 (0.74%) Publishing
17 28 (0.71%) Aerospace
17 28 (0.71%) German Language
18 27 (0.69%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,493 (38.03%) Developer
2 452 (11.51%) Software Engineer
3 375 (9.55%) Analyst
4 317 (8.07%) Junior
5 310 (7.90%) Graduate
6 281 (7.16%) Java Developer
7 269 (6.85%) Software Developer
8 237 (6.04%) C# Developer
9 226 (5.76%) Junior Developer
10 206 (5.25%) Senior Developer
11 177 (4.51%) Graduate Developer
12 165 (4.20%) .NET Developer
13 146 (3.72%) Architect
13 146 (3.72%) Python Developer
14 103 (2.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 102 (2.60%) Consultant
16 96 (2.45%) Data Engineer
17 95 (2.42%) DevOps Engineer
18 92 (2.34%) Data Scientist
19 90 (2.29%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 719 (18.31%) .NET
2 534 (13.60%) HTML
3 502 (12.79%) CSS
4 416 (10.60%) AngularJS
5 357 (9.09%) React
6 260 (6.62%) Node.js
7 250 (6.37%) Web Services
8 213 (5.43%) REST
9 211 (5.37%) HTML5
10 190 (4.84%) ASP.NET
11 168 (4.28%) XML
12 165 (4.20%) Kafka
13 160 (4.08%) Spring
14 154 (3.92%) jQuery
15 141 (3.59%) Vue.js
16 136 (3.46%) .NET Core
16 136 (3.46%) .NET Framework
17 124 (3.16%) RESTful
18 109 (2.78%) CSS3
19 100 (2.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 550 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
2 385 (9.81%) Algorithms
3 284 (7.23%) User Experience
4 237 (6.04%) Management Information System
5 215 (5.48%) Data Structures
6 193 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
7 189 (4.81%) Greenfield Project
8 181 (4.61%) Hedge funds
9 142 (3.62%) Mobile App
10 99 (2.52%) Derivative
11 98 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 94 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
13 93 (2.37%) Virtual Team
14 74 (1.88%) Data Centre
15 66 (1.68%) Fixed Income
16 59 (1.50%) Equities
17 54 (1.38%) Cloud Native
17 54 (1.38%) Public Cloud
18 51 (1.30%) Robotics
19 50 (1.27%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 512 (13.04%) Linux
2 440 (11.21%) Windows
3 152 (3.87%) Unix
4 131 (3.34%) Android
5 122 (3.11%) Apple iOS
6 109 (2.78%) Windows Server
7 42 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (0.89%) Windows Server 2016
9 33 (0.84%) CentOS
10 19 (0.48%) Windows 10
11 18 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 17 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
12 17 (0.43%) Mac OS X
13 16 (0.41%) Mac OS
14 13 (0.33%) VMS
15 11 (0.28%) Windows 7
15 11 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (0.25%) Debian
16 10 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
17 8 (0.20%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,239 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1,069 (27.23%) Software Engineering
3 836 (21.29%) Mathematics
4 729 (18.57%) Problem-Solving
5 496 (12.63%) Analytics
6 494 (12.58%) OO
7 476 (12.12%) DevOps
8 428 (10.90%) Test Automation
9 379 (9.65%) Machine Learning
10 338 (8.61%) Scrum
11 319 (8.13%) Physics
12 312 (7.95%) Fintech
13 309 (7.87%) Data Science
14 288 (7.34%) Artificial Intelligence
15 284 (7.23%) TDD
16 264 (6.72%) SDLC
17 254 (6.47%) Microservices
18 236 (6.01%) Statistics
19 234 (5.96%) Project Management
20 227 (5.78%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1,158 (29.50%) SQL
2 1,080 (27.51%) Java
3 1,067 (27.18%) Python
4 1,018 (25.93%) C#
5 821 (20.91%) JavaScript
6 606 (15.44%) C++
7 252 (6.42%) C
8 218 (5.55%) PHP
9 168 (4.28%) R
10 156 (3.97%) Scala
11 143 (3.64%) TypeScript
12 138 (3.52%) PowerShell
13 111 (2.83%) T-SQL
14 92 (2.34%) Bash Shell
15 87 (2.22%) Shell Script
16 86 (2.19%) Java 8
17 84 (2.14%) Go
18 78 (1.99%) MATLAB
19 69 (1.76%) Ruby
20 67 (1.71%) ES6
Qualifications
1 3,049 (77.66%) Degree
2 1,891 (48.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 233 (5.93%) Master's Degree
4 166 (4.23%) PhD
5 117 (2.98%) Security Cleared
6 85 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
7 69 (1.76%) CISSP
8 63 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 58 (1.48%) SC Cleared
10 57 (1.45%) AWS Certification
11 56 (1.43%) ISTQB
12 54 (1.38%) Numerate Degree
13 48 (1.22%) CCNP
14 38 (0.97%) CISM
15 33 (0.84%) CCNA
16 32 (0.82%) DV Cleared
17 28 (0.71%) MBA
18 27 (0.69%) CISA
19 25 (0.64%) GIAC
20 24 (0.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 257 (6.55%) QA
2 58 (1.48%) SLA
3 57 (1.45%) GDPR
4 38 (0.97%) Data Quality
5 32 (0.82%) PMO
6 26 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.38%) NIST
7 15 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.23%) GxP
10 7 (0.18%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.15%) COBIT
12 5 (0.13%) ISO 13485
13 4 (0.10%) BS25999
13 4 (0.10%) IEC 62304
13 4 (0.10%) UCITS
14 3 (0.076%) Actionable Recommendations
14 3 (0.076%) MISRA
14 3 (0.076%) MISRA C
15 2 (0.051%) Def Stans
System Software
1 344 (8.76%) Docker
2 134 (3.41%) Active Directory
3 105 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (1.94%) Hyper-V
5 42 (1.07%) Firmware
6 20 (0.51%) HDFS
7 15 (0.38%) KVM
8 14 (0.36%) VirtualBox
9 13 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (0.28%) VMware NSX
12 9 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 8 (0.20%) vSphere
13 8 (0.20%) XenApp
14 3 (0.076%) Apache Flume
14 3 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.076%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.076%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.076%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.076%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 211 (5.37%) Kubernetes
2 123 (3.13%) Ansible
3 98 (2.50%) Puppet
4 84 (2.14%) Terraform
5 68 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (0.94%) SCCM
7 18 (0.46%) Kibana
7 18 (0.46%) SCVMM
8 17 (0.43%) SCOM
9 12 (0.31%) Grafana
9 12 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (0.28%) WSUS
11 10 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
11 10 (0.25%) Nessus
12 9 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
13 8 (0.20%) Salt
14 7 (0.18%) Control-M
14 7 (0.18%) ZABBIX
15 6 (0.15%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 479 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 186 (4.74%) Oracle
3 149 (3.80%) Google
4 118 (3.01%) VMware
5 112 (2.85%) Tableau
6 107 (2.73%) Cisco
7 79 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
8 59 (1.50%) ServiceNow
9 46 (1.17%) SAP
10 33 (0.84%) Citrix
11 32 (0.82%) HP
12 30 (0.76%) IBM
13 29 (0.74%) Red Hat
14 28 (0.71%) Atlassian
15 26 (0.66%) F5
16 23 (0.59%) Juniper
17 22 (0.56%) Palo Alto
18 21 (0.53%) Adobe
18 21 (0.53%) Splunk
19 18 (0.46%) 3PAR