Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 43 36 37
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 6,792 9,116 10,830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.41% 6.03% 6.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.88% 6.55% 6.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5,176 7,010 8,588
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £82,500
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 115,522 139,236 158,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.95% 92.18% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 91,482 109,804 128,264
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 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 -6 6,393 £55,000 +7.84% 1,430
London -6 3,398 £65,000 +4.00% 622
UK excluding London -13 3,281 £45,000 +5.88% 906
South East -2 1,392 £45,000 +5.88% 252
North of England -6 474 £50,000 +11.11% 160
East of England -9 402 £50,000 +11.11% 179
Midlands -15 385 £45,000 +18.42% 111
South West -6 351 £43,750 +12.90% 106
North West +7 321 £50,000 +11.11% 104
West Midlands +6 293 £45,000 +28.57% 67
Scotland -9 223 £45,000 +2.86% 66
Yorkshire -46 103 £34,000 -15.00% 40
East Midlands -65 92 £42,500 -10.53% 43
Wales -23 55 £35,000 -12.50% 18
North East +21 50 £35,000 -12.50% 16
Northern Ireland -11 29 £45,000 +5.88% 15

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 5,164 (76.03%) Degree
2 2,996 (44.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 2,347 (34.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1,932 (28.45%) Java
5 1,922 (28.30%) C#
6 1,849 (27.22%) Software Engineering
7 1,715 (25.25%) SQL
8 1,668 (24.56%) Finance
9 1,643 (24.19%) JavaScript
10 1,637 (24.10%) Python
11 1,489 (21.92%) Mathematics
12 1,369 (20.16%) .NET
13 1,295 (19.07%) Problem-Solving
14 1,154 (16.99%) C++
15 1,095 (16.12%) HTML
16 1,013 (14.91%) AWS
17 1,005 (14.80%) CSS
18 960 (14.13%) Linux
19 849 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
20 844 (12.43%) Git (software)
21 838 (12.34%) Azure
22 826 (12.16%) AngularJS
23 811 (11.94%) SQL Server
24 754 (11.10%) Microsoft
25 742 (10.92%) Windows
26 728 (10.72%) Analytics
27 722 (10.63%) OO
28 707 (10.41%) Scrum
29 677 (9.97%) DevOps
30 668 (9.84%) Machine Learning

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
1 250 (3.68%) Apache Spark
2 136 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
3 111 (1.63%) Confluence
3 111 (1.63%) Tomcat
4 108 (1.59%) Apache
5 104 (1.53%) IIS
6 82 (1.21%) CMS
7 64 (0.94%) SharePoint
8 63 (0.93%) SAS
9 53 (0.78%) MS Exchange
10 40 (0.59%) JBoss
11 33 (0.49%) WebLogic
12 30 (0.44%) Jupyter
12 30 (0.44%) nginx
13 26 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 25 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
15 24 (0.35%) Drupal
16 21 (0.31%) Apache Solr
16 21 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
17 20 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 151 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 133 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
3 66 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 54 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 26 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (0.22%) Sketch
7 14 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
8 10 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.15%) Simulink
9 9 (0.13%) Chatbot
9 9 (0.13%) SPSS
10 8 (0.12%) ProjectWise
11 7 (0.10%) Zeplin
12 6 (0.088%) Stateflow
13 5 (0.074%) Camtasia
14 4 (0.059%) Adobe Captivate
14 4 (0.059%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.059%) InVision
15 3 (0.044%) 3ds Max
15 3 (0.044%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 46 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
2 20 (0.29%) thinkFolio
3 18 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
4 17 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 17 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
5 16 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
6 15 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
6 15 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 14 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
7 14 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 13 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 13 (0.19%) R3 Corda
9 12 (0.18%) Primavera
10 11 (0.16%) NetSuite
10 11 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
10 11 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 10 (0.15%) HFM
11 10 (0.15%) Oracle FAH
12 9 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
13 8 (0.12%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,013 (14.91%) AWS
2 838 (12.34%) Azure
3 332 (4.89%) SaaS
4 257 (3.78%) GCP
5 154 (2.27%) Power Platform
6 136 (2.00%) GitHub
7 135 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
8 112 (1.65%) Serverless
9 105 (1.55%) Office 365
10 74 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
11 71 (1.05%) PaaS
12 67 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
13 66 (0.97%) IaaS
14 44 (0.65%) npm
15 43 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
16 41 (0.60%) Amazon S3
17 30 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
18 26 (0.38%) Force.com
18 26 (0.38%) Heroku
19 25 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 242 (3.56%) Firewall
2 173 (2.55%) Internet
3 161 (2.37%) TCP/IP
4 133 (1.96%) HTTP
5 115 (1.69%) DNS
6 92 (1.35%) VPN
7 89 (1.31%) LAN
8 80 (1.18%) WAN
8 80 (1.18%) Wireless
9 73 (1.07%) Network Security
10 71 (1.05%) DHCP
11 66 (0.97%) BGP
12 54 (0.80%) SSL
13 53 (0.78%) SAN
14 46 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
15 40 (0.59%) VoIP
16 39 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
17 38 (0.56%) IPsec
18 36 (0.53%) Ethernet
19 30 (0.44%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 811 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 467 (6.88%) Big Data
3 389 (5.73%) Relational Database
4 338 (4.98%) MySQL
5 312 (4.59%) NoSQL
6 262 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
7 226 (3.33%) Hadoop
8 150 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
9 148 (2.18%) MongoDB
9 148 (2.18%) Power BI
10 145 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 138 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 115 (1.69%) RDBMS
13 104 (1.53%) Redis
14 94 (1.38%) Data Mining
15 82 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
16 65 (0.96%) Oracle Database
17 62 (0.91%) Apache Hive
17 62 (0.91%) Blockchain
18 54 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 844 (12.43%) Git (software)
2 373 (5.49%) Jenkins
3 363 (5.34%) JIRA
4 244 (3.59%) Selenium
5 184 (2.71%) Visual Studio
6 170 (2.50%) Subversion
7 110 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 94 (1.38%) Eclipse
8 94 (1.38%) webpack
9 84 (1.24%) JUnit
10 81 (1.19%) Maven
11 75 (1.10%) Cucumber
12 60 (0.88%) Gradle
13 55 (0.81%) Bitbucket
13 55 (0.81%) Jasmine
14 54 (0.80%) Mocha
15 51 (0.75%) Grunt
16 46 (0.68%) CircleCI
17 44 (0.65%) WebDriver
18 43 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,668 (24.56%) Finance
2 371 (5.46%) Retail
3 316 (4.65%) Banking
4 309 (4.55%) Marketing
5 238 (3.50%) Games
6 202 (2.97%) Front Office
7 174 (2.56%) Electronics
8 140 (2.06%) Telecoms
9 124 (1.83%) Manufacturing
10 121 (1.78%) Public Sector
11 105 (1.55%) Investment Banking
12 100 (1.47%) Advertising
12 100 (1.47%) French Language
13 89 (1.31%) Automotive
14 82 (1.21%) Law
15 79 (1.16%) Financial Institution
16 71 (1.05%) Legal
17 68 (1.00%) German Language
18 52 (0.77%) Aerospace
19 50 (0.74%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2,800 (41.22%) Developer
2 907 (13.35%) Software Engineer
3 701 (10.32%) Graduate
4 588 (8.66%) Senior Developer
5 572 (8.42%) Software Developer
6 521 (7.67%) C# Developer
7 513 (7.55%) Junior
8 504 (7.42%) Java Developer
9 490 (7.21%) Analyst
10 418 (6.15%) Graduate Developer
11 349 (5.14%) .NET Developer
12 331 (4.87%) Junior Developer
13 234 (3.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 231 (3.40%) Architect
15 227 (3.34%) Consultant
16 214 (3.15%) Data Scientist
17 200 (2.94%) Python Developer
18 189 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
19 156 (2.30%) Senior Software Engineer
20 152 (2.24%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,369 (20.16%) .NET
2 1,095 (16.12%) HTML
3 1,005 (14.80%) CSS
4 826 (12.16%) AngularJS
5 570 (8.39%) React
6 524 (7.71%) REST
7 497 (7.32%) HTML5
8 478 (7.04%) Web Services
9 440 (6.48%) ASP.NET
10 388 (5.71%) Node.js
11 326 (4.80%) Spring
12 315 (4.64%) jQuery
13 279 (4.11%) CSS3
14 274 (4.03%) XML
15 263 (3.87%) RESTful
16 199 (2.93%) .NET Framework
17 184 (2.71%) .NET Core
18 178 (2.62%) JSON
19 175 (2.58%) Redux
20 170 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 849 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 620 (9.13%) Algorithms
3 483 (7.11%) User Experience
4 372 (5.48%) Self-Motivation
5 339 (4.99%) Hedge funds
6 327 (4.81%) Management Information System
7 309 (4.55%) Data Structures
8 256 (3.77%) Mobile App
9 234 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
10 159 (2.34%) Fixed Income
11 152 (2.24%) Derivative
12 136 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
13 112 (1.65%) Virtual Team
14 102 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 83 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
16 81 (1.19%) Data Centre
17 76 (1.12%) Public Cloud
18 74 (1.09%) Equities
19 64 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
20 59 (0.87%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 960 (14.13%) Linux
2 742 (10.92%) Windows
3 282 (4.15%) Unix
4 211 (3.11%) Android
5 170 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 154 (2.27%) Windows Server
7 59 (0.87%) CentOS
8 56 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
9 44 (0.65%) Ubuntu
10 34 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 33 (0.49%) Debian
12 32 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
13 31 (0.46%) Windows 10
14 28 (0.41%) Windows 7
15 22 (0.32%) Mac OS X
16 18 (0.27%) Mac OS
17 16 (0.24%) Kali Linux
17 16 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 16 (0.24%) VMS
18 11 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,347 (34.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1,849 (27.22%) Software Engineering
3 1,489 (21.92%) Mathematics
4 1,295 (19.07%) Problem-Solving
5 728 (10.72%) Analytics
6 722 (10.63%) OO
7 707 (10.41%) Scrum
8 677 (9.97%) DevOps
9 668 (9.84%) Machine Learning
10 623 (9.17%) Test Automation
11 585 (8.61%) Physics
12 578 (8.51%) Data Science
13 543 (7.99%) Fintech
13 543 (7.99%) TDD
14 512 (7.54%) SDLC
15 511 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
16 507 (7.46%) Microservices
17 463 (6.82%) Artificial Intelligence
18 434 (6.39%) Mentoring
19 412 (6.07%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1,932 (28.45%) Java
2 1,922 (28.30%) C#
3 1,715 (25.25%) SQL
4 1,643 (24.19%) JavaScript
5 1,637 (24.10%) Python
6 1,154 (16.99%) C++
7 486 (7.16%) C
8 375 (5.52%) PHP
9 305 (4.49%) Scala
10 295 (4.34%) R
11 234 (3.45%) TypeScript
12 184 (2.71%) Ruby
13 182 (2.68%) Go
14 174 (2.56%) PowerShell
14 174 (2.56%) T-SQL
15 147 (2.16%) ES6
16 133 (1.96%) Bash Shell
17 127 (1.87%) Kotlin
18 126 (1.86%) Shell Script
19 122 (1.80%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 5,164 (76.03%) Degree
2 2,996 (44.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 290 (4.27%) Master's Degree
4 287 (4.23%) PhD
5 206 (3.03%) Security Cleared
6 155 (2.28%) Numerate Degree
7 111 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
8 100 (1.47%) SC Cleared
9 91 (1.34%) DV Cleared
10 89 (1.31%) CISSP
11 75 (1.10%) CCNA
12 72 (1.06%) CCNP
13 66 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
14 61 (0.90%) ISTQB
15 55 (0.81%) CISM
16 46 (0.68%) HND
17 33 (0.49%) AWS Certification
18 30 (0.44%) MCSA
19 29 (0.43%) MCSE
20 28 (0.41%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 511 (7.52%) QA
2 62 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 52 (0.77%) SLA
5 50 (0.74%) GDPR
6 39 (0.57%) PMO
7 27 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
9 16 (0.24%) NIST
10 12 (0.18%) Basel II
10 12 (0.18%) MISRA
11 11 (0.16%) IFRS
11 11 (0.16%) IFRS 9
12 9 (0.13%) GAMP
12 9 (0.13%) MISRA C
13 8 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 7 (0.10%) IEC 61508
14 7 (0.10%) JTAG
14 7 (0.10%) MiFID
14 7 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 644 (9.48%) Docker
2 176 (2.59%) Active Directory
3 148 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 80 (1.18%) Hyper-V
5 72 (1.06%) Firmware
6 27 (0.40%) VirtualBox
7 19 (0.28%) vSphere
8 16 (0.24%) VMware NSX
8 16 (0.24%) XenApp
9 13 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (0.16%) HDFS
12 10 (0.15%) Varnish
13 7 (0.10%) NFS
14 6 (0.088%) Snort
14 6 (0.088%) VMware ESXi
15 4 (0.059%) Apache Flume
15 4 (0.059%) KVM
15 4 (0.059%) Xen
16 2 (0.029%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 433 (6.38%) Kubernetes
2 182 (2.68%) Puppet
3 180 (2.65%) Ansible
4 179 (2.64%) Terraform
5 112 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (0.68%) Salt
7 35 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
8 29 (0.43%) Mesos
9 25 (0.37%) SCCM
10 24 (0.35%) Grafana
11 22 (0.32%) Consul
11 22 (0.32%) Packer
12 21 (0.31%) Nagios
12 21 (0.31%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 21 (0.31%) WSUS
13 20 (0.29%) ZABBIX
14 19 (0.28%) EnCase
15 18 (0.27%) Kibana
15 18 (0.27%) SQL Sentry
16 16 (0.24%) Graphite
Vendors
1 754 (11.10%) Microsoft
2 430 (6.33%) Oracle
3 317 (4.67%) Google
4 179 (2.64%) VMware
5 158 (2.33%) Cisco
5 158 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
6 146 (2.15%) Tableau
7 115 (1.69%) Sage
8 100 (1.47%) SAP
9 67 (0.99%) Apple
10 63 (0.93%) Citrix
11 54 (0.80%) Red Hat
12 49 (0.72%) ServiceNow
13 47 (0.69%) Adobe
14 42 (0.62%) Xamarin
15 41 (0.60%) HP
16 40 (0.59%) Atlassian
17 37 (0.54%) Dell
18 36 (0.53%) Juniper
18 36 (0.53%) TIBCO