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 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 29 47
Rank change year-on-year -8 +18  
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 4998 6687 5824
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.79% 6.44% 5.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.15% 15.11% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3939 5519 4624
Median salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.39% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Computer Science is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 35333 44259 45159
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.90% 42.61% 40.78%
Number of salaries quoted 28529 35787 35763
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Computer Science as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in the UK

Computer Science
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 4778 £47,500 - 843
London -2 2403 £60,000 +9.09% 422
South East -6 857 £40,000 - 127
East of England +5 604 £42,500 +2.40% 105
City of London +1 370 £62,500 +13.63% 89
Cambridgeshire 0 261 £45,000 +8.43% 75
North West -1 257 £37,500 - 55
South West -11 256 £40,000 - 43
Cambridge +1 247 £45,000 +8.43% 71
Manchester -9 197 £37,500 - 35
West Midlands -10 174 £32,500 -10.95% 26
Hertfordshire +1 167 £40,000 -11.11% 21
Berkshire -8 165 £42,500 -15.00% 21
Hampshire -3 159 £40,000 +11.11% 28
Oxfordshire 0 143 £40,000 -8.04% 27
Surrey -17 136 £47,500 +11.76% 22
Yorkshire -8 132 £37,500 +7.14% 29
East Midlands -13 129 £40,000 +14.28% 24
Bristol -12 120 £45,000 +2.27% 20
Buckinghamshire +1 115 £40,000 - 6
Scotland -21 115 £37,500 -6.25% 20
Essex +1 113 £47,500 - 1
Milton Keynes -5 84 £37,500 -11.76% 4
West Yorkshire +2 82 £37,500 - 15
West Sussex -5 82 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Reading -14 74 £52,500 -4.54% 12
Birmingham -1 66 £27,500 -21.42% 12
Basingstoke +5 64 £42,500 - 14
Oxford -6 59 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Edinburgh -11 57 £36,929 -5.31% 16

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 7763 (77.41%) Degree
2 3298 (32.88%) Java
3 3189 (31.80%) Agile Software Development
4 2898 (28.90%) SQL
5 2629 (26.21%) Software Engineering
6 2612 (26.04%) JavaScript
7 2527 (25.20%) C#
8 2269 (22.62%) Mathematics
9 2136 (21.30%) Finance
10 1985 (19.79%) HTML
11 1958 (19.52%) C++
12 1925 (19.19%) .NET
13 1888 (18.83%) Python
14 1799 (17.94%) Linux
15 1792 (17.87%) CSS
16 1549 (15.45%) SQL Server
17 1475 (14.71%) OO
18 1386 (13.82%) Microsoft
19 1340 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
20 1318 (13.14%) Windows
21 1147 (11.44%) AngularJS
22 1051 (10.48%) Oracle
23 1037 (10.34%) TDD
24 1028 (10.25%) Scrum
25 982 (9.79%) ASP.NET
26 971 (9.68%) Physics
27 948 (9.45%) MVC
28 926 (9.23%) Git (software)
29 920 (9.17%) SDLC
30 910 (9.07%) C

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
1 333 (3.32%) Apache Spark
2 309 (3.08%) Apache
3 241 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
4 213 (2.12%) SharePoint
5 188 (1.87%) Tomcat
6 147 (1.47%) IIS
7 129 (1.29%) JBoss
8 117 (1.17%) CMS
9 105 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 97 (0.97%) Confluence
11 92 (0.92%) SAS
12 90 (0.90%) WebSphere
13 83 (0.83%) WebLogic
14 79 (0.79%) OpenStack
15 69 (0.69%) Drupal
16 64 (0.64%) MS Exchange
17 57 (0.57%) Apache Solr
17 57 (0.57%) nginx
18 54 (0.54%) Apache Pig
19 50 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 234 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 199 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
3 80 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 74 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 53 (0.53%) Photoshop
6 44 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
7 28 (0.28%) SPSS
8 26 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 13 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.11%) Stata
11 10 (0.100%) Simulink
12 7 (0.070%) InfoPath
13 6 (0.060%) Maple
14 5 (0.050%) Doxygen
15 4 (0.040%) Camtasia
15 4 (0.040%) InVision
16 3 (0.030%) Acrobat
16 3 (0.030%) FrameMaker
16 3 (0.030%) Mathcad
16 3 (0.030%) Weka
Business Applications
1 78 (0.78%) Magento
2 46 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 33 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 21 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 11 (0.11%) NetSuite
5 11 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 10 (0.100%) Oracle 11i
6 10 (0.100%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.080%) Oracle ERP
9 7 (0.070%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.060%) HFM
10 6 (0.060%) Oracle HRMS
10 6 (0.060%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 6 (0.060%) Payment Gateway
10 6 (0.060%) Sentinel
11 5 (0.050%) Oracle Cash Management
11 5 (0.050%) Oracle Retail
11 5 (0.050%) PlanetPress Connect
11 5 (0.050%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 779 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
2 523 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 411 (4.10%) SaaS
4 226 (2.25%) GitHub
5 169 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
6 116 (1.16%) Office 365
7 112 (1.12%) PaaS
8 109 (1.09%) IaaS
9 88 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
9 88 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
10 40 (0.40%) Amazon S3
11 35 (0.35%) Google Play
12 27 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
12 27 (0.27%) Azure Machine Learning
13 25 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
13 25 (0.25%) Force.com
14 20 (0.20%) Yammer
15 19 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
16 18 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 18 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 339 (3.38%) Firewall
2 293 (2.92%) Internet
3 254 (2.53%) TCP/IP
4 221 (2.20%) HTTP
5 182 (1.81%) DNS
6 156 (1.56%) Wireless
7 142 (1.42%) VPN
8 141 (1.41%) WAN
9 135 (1.35%) LAN
10 112 (1.12%) Network Security
11 97 (0.97%) SAN
12 90 (0.90%) OSPF
13 86 (0.86%) Ethernet
14 83 (0.83%) LDAP
15 70 (0.70%) SSL
16 68 (0.68%) DHCP
17 67 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
18 66 (0.66%) MPLS
18 66 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
19 62 (0.62%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1549 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 787 (7.85%) MySQL
3 680 (6.78%) Big Data
4 622 (6.20%) NoSQL
5 605 (6.03%) Relational Database
6 453 (4.52%) MongoDB
7 360 (3.59%) Hadoop
8 232 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
9 220 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
10 215 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 212 (2.11%) RDBMS
12 192 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 178 (1.77%) Oracle Database
14 151 (1.51%) Data Mining
15 133 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
16 123 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
17 113 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
18 103 (1.03%) Apache Hive
19 88 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
20 87 (0.87%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 926 (9.23%) Git (software)
2 429 (4.28%) Jenkins
3 387 (3.86%) Visual Studio
4 368 (3.67%) JIRA
5 349 (3.48%) Subversion
6 345 (3.44%) Selenium
7 262 (2.61%) Maven
8 222 (2.21%) TeamCity
9 196 (1.95%) JUnit
10 189 (1.88%) NUnit
11 186 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
12 137 (1.37%) Gradle
13 119 (1.19%) Cucumber
14 108 (1.08%) Ant
15 107 (1.07%) gulp
16 98 (0.98%) Eclipse
16 98 (0.98%) MSTest
17 88 (0.88%) Grunt
18 85 (0.85%) Moq
19 78 (0.78%) Jasmine
General
1 2136 (21.30%) Finance
2 712 (7.10%) Banking
3 527 (5.25%) Telecoms
4 403 (4.02%) Games
5 394 (3.93%) Marketing
6 291 (2.90%) Electronics
7 285 (2.84%) Retail
8 254 (2.53%) Advertising
9 186 (1.85%) Front Office
10 160 (1.60%) Investment Banking
11 155 (1.55%) Publishing
12 152 (1.52%) Manufacturing
13 145 (1.45%) Automotive
14 143 (1.43%) Financial Institution
15 123 (1.23%) Legal
16 109 (1.09%) Back Office
17 81 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
18 77 (0.77%) Aerospace
19 71 (0.71%) French Language
20 67 (0.67%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4732 (47.18%) Developer
2 1164 (11.61%) Java Developer
3 1046 (10.43%) Graduate
4 979 (9.76%) Software Engineer
5 832 (8.30%) Software Developer
6 825 (8.23%) Junior
7 819 (8.17%) Analyst
8 767 (7.65%) C# Developer
9 741 (7.39%) Senior Developer
10 717 (7.15%) .NET Developer
11 603 (6.01%) Junior Developer
12 569 (5.67%) Graduate Developer
13 446 (4.45%) Architect
14 415 (4.14%) C# .NET Developer
15 390 (3.89%) Consultant
16 386 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
17 316 (3.15%) Web Developer
18 306 (3.05%) C++ Developer
19 300 (2.99%) C++ Software Engineer
20 297 (2.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1985 (19.79%) HTML
2 1925 (19.19%) .NET
3 1792 (17.87%) CSS
4 1147 (11.44%) AngularJS
5 982 (9.79%) ASP.NET
6 859 (8.57%) Web Services
7 821 (8.19%) jQuery
8 788 (7.86%) HTML5
9 716 (7.14%) XML
10 576 (5.74%) Spring
11 506 (5.05%) Node.js
12 486 (4.85%) REST
13 466 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
14 446 (4.45%) React
15 443 (4.42%) CSS3
16 429 (4.28%) .NET Framework
17 395 (3.94%) WCF
18 380 (3.79%) RESTful
19 372 (3.71%) JSON
20 368 (3.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1340 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
2 810 (8.08%) Algorithms
3 568 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 482 (4.81%) User Experience
5 416 (4.15%) Greenfield Project
6 394 (3.93%) Fintech
7 366 (3.65%) Data Structures
8 329 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
9 303 (3.02%) Hedge funds
10 296 (2.95%) Mobile App
11 281 (2.80%) Data Centre
12 142 (1.42%) Client/Server
13 119 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 116 (1.16%) Derivative
15 104 (1.04%) Virtual Team
16 93 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
17 90 (0.90%) N-Tier
18 88 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
19 80 (0.80%) Life Science
20 79 (0.79%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1799 (17.94%) Linux
2 1318 (13.14%) Windows
3 596 (5.94%) Unix
4 407 (4.06%) Android
5 324 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 212 (2.11%) Windows Server
7 111 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 95 (0.95%) CentOS
9 88 (0.88%) Mac OS X
10 86 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 77 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 67 (0.67%) Solaris
13 51 (0.51%) Windows 7
14 48 (0.48%) Windows XP
15 46 (0.46%) Mac OS
16 44 (0.44%) Ubuntu
17 42 (0.42%) Windows 8
18 40 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
19 39 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
20 30 (0.30%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3189 (31.80%) Agile Software Development
2 2629 (26.21%) Software Engineering
3 2269 (22.62%) Mathematics
4 1475 (14.71%) OO
5 1037 (10.34%) TDD
6 1028 (10.25%) Scrum
7 971 (9.68%) Physics
8 948 (9.45%) MVC
9 920 (9.17%) SDLC
10 871 (8.68%) Web Development
11 784 (7.82%) Analytics
12 765 (7.63%) OOP
13 693 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
14 633 (6.31%) Project Management
15 610 (6.08%) DevOps
16 607 (6.05%) Machine Learning
17 546 (5.44%) Multithreading
18 522 (5.20%) E-Commerce
19 515 (5.14%) Mentoring
20 513 (5.12%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3298 (32.88%) Java
2 2898 (28.90%) SQL
3 2612 (26.04%) JavaScript
4 2527 (25.20%) C#
5 1958 (19.52%) C++
6 1888 (18.83%) Python
7 910 (9.07%) C
8 801 (7.99%) PHP
9 386 (3.85%) Ruby
10 372 (3.71%) Perl
11 360 (3.59%) R
12 354 (3.53%) Scala
13 279 (2.78%) T-SQL
14 262 (2.61%) MATLAB
15 238 (2.37%) Bash Shell
16 204 (2.03%) PowerShell
17 198 (1.97%) PL/SQL
18 170 (1.70%) Shell Script
19 166 (1.66%) VB
20 139 (1.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7763 (77.41%) Degree
2 652 (6.50%) PhD
3 270 (2.69%) Security Cleared
4 229 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 204 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
6 199 (1.98%) CISSP
7 156 (1.56%) CISM
8 141 (1.41%) ISEB
9 129 (1.29%) CCNP
10 116 (1.16%) ISTQB
11 115 (1.15%) Postgraduate
12 99 (0.99%) HND
13 97 (0.97%) PMI Certification
14 91 (0.91%) CISA
15 90 (0.90%) CCNA
16 89 (0.89%) MCSE
17 85 (0.85%) SC Cleared
18 78 (0.78%) DV Cleared
19 70 (0.70%) PMP
20 67 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 698 (6.96%) QA
2 136 (1.36%) PCI DSS
3 134 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 113 (1.13%) SLA
5 80 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 39 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 31 (0.31%) PMO
8 29 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
9 26 (0.26%) COBIT
10 20 (0.20%) MiFID
11 17 (0.17%) MISRA
12 16 (0.16%) GxP
13 14 (0.14%) GCP
14 13 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 11 (0.11%) ISO 9001
16 10 (0.100%) JTAG
17 9 (0.090%) 21 CFR Part 11
17 9 (0.090%) MISRA C
18 8 (0.080%) ISO22301
18 8 (0.080%) SDET
System Software
1 260 (2.59%) Docker
2 247 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 239 (2.38%) Active Directory
4 117 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
5 82 (0.82%) Firmware
6 73 (0.73%) Hyper-V
7 44 (0.44%) HDFS
8 33 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 29 (0.29%) KVM
10 26 (0.26%) vSphere
11 25 (0.25%) Apache Flume
12 21 (0.21%) iptables
13 20 (0.20%) VMware ESX
14 19 (0.19%) LXC
15 18 (0.18%) NFS
16 17 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
17 15 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
18 14 (0.14%) Varnish
18 14 (0.14%) XenApp
19 12 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 172 (1.72%) Puppet
2 164 (1.64%) Ansible
3 156 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
4 94 (0.94%) Kibana
5 64 (0.64%) Nagios
6 56 (0.56%) SCCM
7 55 (0.55%) Kubernetes
8 45 (0.45%) logstash
9 37 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
10 35 (0.35%) SCOM
11 34 (0.34%) SCVMM
12 30 (0.30%) Backup Exec
13 29 (0.29%) Terraform
14 28 (0.28%) Graphite
15 23 (0.23%) Salt
16 22 (0.22%) Nessus
16 22 (0.22%) Opsview
17 21 (0.21%) HAProxy
18 18 (0.18%) Mesos
18 18 (0.18%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 1386 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 1051 (10.48%) Oracle
3 300 (2.99%) VMware
4 297 (2.96%) Cisco
5 278 (2.77%) Google
6 169 (1.69%) SAP
7 158 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
8 148 (1.48%) HP
9 143 (1.43%) Red Hat
10 129 (1.29%) Tableau
11 123 (1.23%) Zend
12 120 (1.20%) IBM
13 119 (1.19%) CheckPoint
14 109 (1.09%) Citrix
15 79 (0.79%) Juniper
16 77 (0.77%) EMC
17 65 (0.65%) Xamarin
18 62 (0.62%) Sun
19 57 (0.57%) NetApp
20 56 (0.56%) Sybase
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k OTE
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £28000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Dorset
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - 45,000 and comprehensive package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £42k plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Colston Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £65,000 + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Training, Bonus Scheme
Posted: 4 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £10000 - £90000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 40,000- 45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
North London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £80,000 to £95,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £120,000 per annum Salary is not limited to this level
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago