Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 50 40
Rank change year-on-year +4 -10 -3
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 5,559 4,269 8,042
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.51% 5.09% 5.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.91% 5.52% 6.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3,057 3,326 5,809
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -

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 94,023 77,381 132,645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.12% 92.34% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 66,030 62,195 105,225
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +5.56% -

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 15 June 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 15 June 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 0 4,925 £57,500 +4.55% 1,027
UK excluding London +18 2,742 £50,000 +11.11% 634
London -11 2,413 £70,000 +7.69% 457
South East +21 1,103 £50,000 +13.64% 210
Work from Home +63 1,004 £62,500 +38.89% 263
North of England +5 383 £43,000 -14.00% 108
South West +19 379 £48,750 +21.88% 59
East of England +8 310 £55,000 +4.76% 96
Midlands -13 281 £45,000 -5.26% 96
West Midlands -12 196 £45,000 +5.88% 58
North West -26 191 £47,500 -5.00% 55
Yorkshire +56 166 £42,500 +21.43% 40
Scotland -6 162 £45,000 - 36
Northern Ireland +3 88 £40,000 -11.11% 11
East Midlands -19 85 £43,250 -13.50% 38
North East -21 26 £27,000 -22.86% 13
Isle of Man +2 23 - -
Wales -17 15 £43,500 +2.35% 18

For the 6 months to 15 June 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 4,227 (76.04%) Degree
2 2,367 (42.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 1,944 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
4 1,795 (32.29%) Software Engineering
5 1,691 (30.42%) Social Skills
6 1,685 (30.31%) Python
7 1,568 (28.21%) JavaScript
8 1,483 (26.68%) SQL
9 1,405 (25.27%) Java
10 1,294 (23.28%) Finance
11 1,174 (21.12%) Problem-Solving
12 1,067 (19.19%) Mathematics
13 1,056 (19.00%) AWS
14 1,023 (18.40%) C#
15 914 (16.44%) Linux
16 874 (15.72%) DevOps
17 872 (15.69%) React
18 801 (14.41%) CSS
19 798 (14.36%) Azure
20 790 (14.21%) .NET
21 777 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
22 766 (13.78%) Docker
23 735 (13.22%) Git (software)
24 714 (12.84%) HTML
25 706 (12.70%) C++
26 674 (12.12%) Microsoft
27 670 (12.05%) AngularJS
28 665 (11.96%) Analytics
29 625 (11.24%) Node.js
30 601 (10.81%) Microservices

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
1 249 (4.48%) Apache Spark
2 215 (3.87%) SAS
3 177 (3.18%) Apache
4 107 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
5 105 (1.89%) GemFire
6 102 (1.83%) Confluence
7 93 (1.67%) SharePoint
8 75 (1.35%) IIS
9 74 (1.33%) CMS
10 61 (1.10%) Tomcat
11 45 (0.81%) nginx
12 41 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
13 40 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
13 40 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 31 (0.56%) Jupyter
15 26 (0.47%) MS Exchange
16 21 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
17 14 (0.25%) Skype for Business
18 13 (0.23%) OpenStack
18 13 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 117 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (0.99%) Simulink
4 37 (0.67%) Stateflow
5 25 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 23 (0.41%) MS Visio
7 20 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 17 (0.31%) InVision
9 14 (0.25%) GIMP
9 14 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
10 13 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 13 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
10 13 (0.23%) SPSS
11 10 (0.18%) Figma
12 8 (0.14%) UXPin
13 6 (0.11%) Revit
13 6 (0.11%) Siemens NX
13 6 (0.11%) Solid Edge
14 5 (0.090%) AutoCAD
15 4 (0.072%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 38 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.25%) NetSuite
4 12 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 11 (0.20%) Shopify
6 10 (0.18%) Primavera
7 9 (0.16%) Oracle Clinical
8 7 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
8 7 (0.13%) Magento
8 7 (0.13%) Sage 50
8 7 (0.13%) Summit
8 7 (0.13%) Teamcenter
8 7 (0.13%) TrackWise
9 4 (0.072%) HFM
9 4 (0.072%) Hyperion Planning
9 4 (0.072%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 4 (0.072%) R3 Corda
10 3 (0.054%) Cognos TM1
10 3 (0.054%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,056 (19.00%) AWS
2 798 (14.36%) Azure
3 372 (6.69%) SaaS
4 367 (6.60%) GCP
5 354 (6.37%) GitHub
6 200 (3.60%) Serverless
7 159 (2.86%) Power Platform
8 149 (2.68%) PaaS
9 126 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
10 99 (1.78%) Amazon S3
11 95 (1.71%) Amazon Kinesis
12 91 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
13 88 (1.58%) AWS Lambda
14 77 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
15 71 (1.28%) Microsoft 365
16 69 (1.24%) OpenShift
17 64 (1.15%) npm
18 63 (1.13%) IaaS
19 42 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
20 38 (0.68%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 173 (3.11%) Firewall
2 149 (2.68%) Internet
3 144 (2.59%) TCP/IP
4 127 (2.28%) HTTP
5 119 (2.14%) Wireless
6 99 (1.78%) DNS
7 86 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
8 81 (1.46%) Ethernet
8 81 (1.46%) VPN
9 78 (1.40%) Wireshark
10 70 (1.26%) Broadband
11 65 (1.17%) Network Security
12 62 (1.12%) LAN
13 60 (1.08%) MQTT
14 54 (0.97%) VoIP
15 50 (0.90%) HTTPS
16 48 (0.86%) WAN
17 43 (0.77%) 802.11
17 43 (0.77%) DHCP
18 38 (0.68%) STUN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 561 (10.09%) SQL Server
2 501 (9.01%) NoSQL
3 444 (7.99%) Relational Database
4 373 (6.71%) PostgreSQL
5 360 (6.48%) Big Data
6 278 (5.00%) MySQL
7 238 (4.28%) MongoDB
8 181 (3.26%) Redis
9 158 (2.84%) MariaDB
10 149 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
11 138 (2.48%) Hadoop
12 130 (2.34%) Power BI
13 129 (2.32%) HBase
13 129 (2.32%) Tableau
14 127 (2.28%) Data Mining
15 107 (1.92%) RDBMS
16 102 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 86 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 70 (1.26%) Apache Hive
19 67 (1.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 735 (13.22%) Git (software)
2 406 (7.30%) Jenkins
3 309 (5.56%) JIRA
4 170 (3.06%) Gradle
5 169 (3.04%) Selenium
6 167 (3.00%) JUnit
7 162 (2.91%) Cucumber
8 161 (2.90%) Cypress.io
9 129 (2.32%) Eclipse
10 123 (2.21%) IntelliJ
10 123 (2.21%) Mockito
11 122 (2.19%) Protractor
12 118 (2.12%) Storybook
13 115 (2.07%) GitLab
14 112 (2.01%) Sonatype Nexus
15 107 (1.92%) Artifactory
16 98 (1.76%) webpack
17 95 (1.71%) Maven
18 90 (1.62%) Visual Studio
19 83 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 1,691 (30.42%) Social Skills
2 1,294 (23.28%) Finance
3 777 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
4 370 (6.66%) Marketing
5 369 (6.64%) Banking
6 356 (6.40%) Games
7 297 (5.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 272 (4.89%) Law
9 257 (4.62%) Telecoms
10 218 (3.92%) Electronics
11 215 (3.87%) Manufacturing
12 185 (3.33%) Public Sector
13 171 (3.08%) Retail
14 159 (2.86%) Presentation Skills
15 128 (2.30%) Organisational Skills
16 86 (1.55%) Legal
17 85 (1.53%) Automotive
18 57 (1.03%) Front Office
19 52 (0.94%) Influencing Skills
20 50 (0.90%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 1,950 (35.08%) Developer
2 952 (17.13%) Software Engineer
3 338 (6.08%) Senior Developer
4 321 (5.77%) Software Developer
5 303 (5.45%) Analyst
6 277 (4.98%) Senior Software Engineer
7 261 (4.70%) Architect
8 233 (4.19%) Junior
9 232 (4.17%) Java Developer
10 224 (4.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 221 (3.98%) .NET Developer
11 221 (3.98%) Full Stack Developer
12 220 (3.96%) Graduate
13 202 (3.63%) Programmer
14 158 (2.84%) C# Developer
15 149 (2.68%) React Developer
16 146 (2.63%) Junior Developer
17 145 (2.61%) Data Engineer
17 145 (2.61%) JavaScript Developer
18 139 (2.50%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 872 (15.69%) React
2 801 (14.41%) CSS
3 790 (14.21%) .NET
4 714 (12.84%) HTML
5 670 (12.05%) AngularJS
6 625 (11.24%) Node.js
7 479 (8.62%) REST
8 410 (7.38%) Web Services
9 390 (7.02%) RESTful
10 314 (5.65%) Kafka
11 313 (5.63%) Spring
12 273 (4.91%) .NET Core
13 231 (4.16%) ASP.NET
14 230 (4.14%) Redux
15 228 (4.10%) Vue.js
16 225 (4.05%) JSON
17 220 (3.96%) HTML5
18 210 (3.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 201 (3.62%) jQuery
20 167 (3.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 529 (9.52%) Algorithms
2 511 (9.19%) User Experience
3 308 (5.54%) Data Structures
4 306 (5.50%) Management Information System
5 277 (4.98%) Self-Motivation
6 210 (3.78%) Mobile App
7 208 (3.74%) Life Science
8 159 (2.86%) Data Centre
9 157 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
10 152 (2.73%) Linux Command Line
11 143 (2.57%) Public Cloud
12 134 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
13 121 (2.18%) Virtual Team
14 94 (1.69%) Blog
15 91 (1.64%) Robotics
16 82 (1.48%) Cloud Native
17 81 (1.46%) Biotechnology
18 77 (1.39%) Client/Server
19 71 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
20 61 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 914 (16.44%) Linux
2 489 (8.80%) Windows
3 301 (5.41%) Unix
4 200 (3.60%) Android
5 136 (2.45%) Apple iOS
6 90 (1.62%) Windows Server
7 61 (1.10%) Windows Server 2016
8 48 (0.86%) Ubuntu
9 35 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (0.61%) CentOS
11 25 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
12 24 (0.43%) Windows 10
13 22 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
15 15 (0.27%) Debian
16 11 (0.20%) Windows 7
17 10 (0.18%) Kali Linux
18 9 (0.16%) Mac OS X
19 8 (0.14%) Fedora
19 8 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,944 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
2 1,795 (32.29%) Software Engineering
3 1,174 (21.12%) Problem-Solving
4 1,067 (19.19%) Mathematics
5 874 (15.72%) DevOps
6 665 (11.96%) Analytics
7 601 (10.81%) Microservices
8 592 (10.65%) Test Automation
9 562 (10.11%) OO
10 549 (9.88%) Machine Learning
11 523 (9.41%) Scrum
12 506 (9.10%) TDD
13 484 (8.71%) Data Science
14 471 (8.47%) Artificial Intelligence
15 466 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
16 453 (8.15%) SDLC
17 442 (7.95%) Mentoring
18 439 (7.90%) Fintech
19 421 (7.57%) Statistics
20 392 (7.05%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,685 (30.31%) Python
2 1,568 (28.21%) JavaScript
3 1,483 (26.68%) SQL
4 1,405 (25.27%) Java
5 1,023 (18.40%) C#
6 706 (12.70%) C++
7 542 (9.75%) TypeScript
8 442 (7.95%) C
9 290 (5.22%) Go
10 210 (3.78%) PHP
11 188 (3.38%) R
12 173 (3.11%) PowerShell
13 171 (3.08%) Bash Shell
14 168 (3.02%) Scala
15 142 (2.55%) Ruby
16 134 (2.41%) ES6
17 130 (2.34%) Shell Script
18 114 (2.05%) Groovy
19 107 (1.92%) MATLAB
20 100 (1.80%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 4,227 (76.04%) Degree
2 2,367 (42.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 434 (7.81%) Master's Degree
4 254 (4.57%) PhD
5 209 (3.76%) Security Cleared
6 133 (2.39%) SC Cleared
7 114 (2.05%) Numerate Degree
8 102 (1.83%) OCP
8 102 (1.83%) Oracle Certification
9 69 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
10 61 (1.10%) CISSP
10 61 (1.10%) ISTQB
11 58 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
12 46 (0.83%) CCNP
13 41 (0.74%) HND
14 36 (0.65%) PMI Certification
15 33 (0.59%) AWS Certification
16 31 (0.56%) CISM
16 31 (0.56%) PMP
17 30 (0.54%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 385 (6.93%) QA
2 112 (2.01%) CDISC
3 69 (1.24%) Data Quality
4 51 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 45 (0.81%) GDPR
5 45 (0.81%) SLA
6 39 (0.70%) Good Clinical Practice
7 38 (0.68%) Accessibility
8 33 (0.59%) MISRA
9 28 (0.50%) PMO
10 24 (0.43%) MISRA C
10 24 (0.43%) PCI DSS
11 23 (0.41%) NIST
12 22 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
13 14 (0.25%) ECSS
14 13 (0.23%) ISO 9001
15 11 (0.20%) Def Stans
16 10 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
17 9 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 8 (0.14%) GxP
System Software
1 766 (13.78%) Docker
2 180 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (2.37%) Active Directory
4 115 (2.07%) HDFS
5 71 (1.28%) Firmware
6 30 (0.54%) vSphere
7 29 (0.52%) Hyper-V
8 24 (0.43%) KVM
9 20 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (0.27%) Postfix
12 13 (0.23%) iptables
12 13 (0.23%) Kamailio
12 13 (0.23%) QEMU
13 9 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 7 (0.13%) Ceph
14 7 (0.13%) ISA Server
14 7 (0.13%) LXC
14 7 (0.13%) VMware NSX
14 7 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 567 (10.20%) Kubernetes
2 321 (5.77%) Ansible
3 286 (5.14%) Terraform
4 165 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
5 142 (2.55%) Puppet
6 55 (0.99%) Grafana
7 49 (0.88%) Kibana
8 46 (0.83%) Prometheus
9 41 (0.74%) SCCM
10 38 (0.68%) Graylog
11 36 (0.65%) ZABBIX
12 30 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
13 26 (0.47%) Salt
14 21 (0.38%) Nagios
15 19 (0.34%) Consul
15 19 (0.34%) Galera Cluster
15 19 (0.34%) Graphite
16 18 (0.32%) Opsview
16 18 (0.32%) Packer
17 13 (0.23%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 674 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 360 (6.48%) Google
3 338 (6.08%) Oracle
4 228 (4.10%) VMware
5 187 (3.36%) SAP
6 134 (2.41%) Cisco
7 116 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
8 99 (1.78%) Okta
9 80 (1.44%) IBM
10 57 (1.03%) Databricks
11 47 (0.85%) Citrix
12 40 (0.72%) Apple
12 40 (0.72%) Instagram
13 39 (0.70%) PagerDuty
14 38 (0.68%) Juniper
15 35 (0.63%) Splunk
16 32 (0.58%) F5
17 31 (0.56%) Atlassian
18 30 (0.54%) Facebook
19 29 (0.52%) Adobe