Computer Science
UK

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 24 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
24 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 41 55 45
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10 +10
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 5,083 5,278 11,852
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.02% 5.38% 7.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.93% 5.63% 7.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3,422 3,016 3,683
10th Percentile £31,500 £36,250 £32,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £46,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +8.11%
75th Percentile £82,500 £87,500 £83,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £113,750 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85,719 93,735 157,244
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 84.61% 95.58% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 60,185 55,235 82,763
10th Percentile £29,250 £34,000 £33,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £61,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.84% +1.67% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +9.38%

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 24 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in the UK

Computer Science
Top 19 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 24 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England +15 4,244 £60,000 -7.69% 2,128
UK excluding London +22 3,389 £52,500 -4.55% 1,371
London +6 1,528 £75,000 -6.25% 1,242
Work from Home +13 1,464 £60,000 -11.11% 919
South East +8 1,033 £60,000 +3.90% 669
North of England +78 653 £48,000 -12.73% 182
Scotland +8 595 £52,500 -4.55% 70
Midlands +20 396 £50,000 -4.76% 169
North West +60 369 £50,000 -16.67% 97
South West +17 362 £52,500 -11.30% 100
West Midlands +36 268 £50,181 -8.76% 82
East of England +3 254 £45,500 -9.00% 164
Yorkshire +92 224 £45,000 -14.29% 52
East Midlands -6 122 £42,500 -10.53% 82
North East +1 60 £48,734 +14.67% 36
Northern Ireland +16 45 £40,000 -16.67% 19
Wales -57 38 £34,000 -40.87% 18
Isle of Man - 13 £37,000 - 2
Channel Islands - 1 £67,500 - 1

Computer Science
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 130 (2.56%) Microsoft Exchange
2 106 (2.09%) SharePoint
3 100 (1.97%) Apache Spark
4 48 (0.94%) Apache
5 45 (0.89%) CMS
5 45 (0.89%) FileNet
6 42 (0.83%) Confluence
7 33 (0.65%) IIS
8 32 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
9 29 (0.57%) SAS
10 19 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
10 19 (0.37%) WordPress
11 16 (0.31%) OpenStack
12 12 (0.24%) Jupyter
13 10 (0.20%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.18%) nginx
15 8 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
16 7 (0.14%) Apache Pig
16 7 (0.14%) Luigi
16 7 (0.14%) Moodle
Applications
1 114 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
2 110 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (1.08%) Simulink
4 39 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.37%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.28%) Trello
7 11 (0.22%) SPSS
8 10 (0.20%) MS Visio
9 8 (0.16%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.079%) Microsoft Project
12 2 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.039%) Sketch
12 2 (0.039%) Stateflow
12 2 (0.039%) TargetLink
12 2 (0.039%) Zeplin
13 1 (0.020%) Autodesk Inventor
13 1 (0.020%) Fusion 360
13 1 (0.020%) InVision
13 1 (0.020%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 50 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.65%) SDL Web 8
3 22 (0.43%) NetSuite
4 19 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
5 10 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 9 (0.18%) SAP CX
7 8 (0.16%) Shopify
8 5 (0.098%) Distributed Ledger
8 5 (0.098%) Odoo
9 4 (0.079%) CA PPM
9 4 (0.079%) Endur
9 4 (0.079%) Magento
9 4 (0.079%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.079%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.079%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.059%) Payment Gateway
10 3 (0.059%) Sage 200
10 3 (0.059%) Sage 300 ERP
10 3 (0.059%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.039%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 958 (18.85%) AWS
2 901 (17.73%) Azure
3 286 (5.63%) Power Platform
4 282 (5.55%) Microsoft 365
5 275 (5.41%) GCP
6 176 (3.46%) SaaS
7 159 (3.13%) GitHub
8 137 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
8 137 (2.70%) Serverless
9 134 (2.64%) Amazon S3
10 112 (2.20%) Azure DevOps
11 102 (2.01%) AWS Lambda
12 69 (1.36%) PowerApps
13 60 (1.18%) Power Automate
14 59 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
15 46 (0.90%) Amazon Kinesis
15 46 (0.90%) IaaS
16 43 (0.85%) PaaS
17 42 (0.83%) Entra ID
18 38 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 188 (3.70%) Network Security
2 165 (3.25%) WAN
3 164 (3.23%) Wireless
4 162 (3.19%) Firewall
5 116 (2.28%) TCP/IP
6 108 (2.12%) SD-WAN
7 90 (1.77%) VPN
8 88 (1.73%) DNS
9 83 (1.63%) Cisco IOS
10 82 (1.61%) WebEx
11 70 (1.38%) HTTP
12 63 (1.24%) Internet
13 62 (1.22%) LAN
14 52 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
15 44 (0.87%) DHCP
16 43 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
17 31 (0.61%) SAN
18 30 (0.59%) Ethernet
19 29 (0.57%) VLAN
20 23 (0.45%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 454 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 302 (5.94%) NoSQL
3 264 (5.19%) Power BI
4 194 (3.82%) Relational Database
5 186 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
6 182 (3.58%) MySQL
7 170 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
8 128 (2.52%) Redis
9 125 (2.46%) Big Data
10 86 (1.69%) Tableau
11 81 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
11 81 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 67 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
13 65 (1.28%) Hadoop
14 62 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 53 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
16 52 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
17 51 (1.00%) Data Lake
18 49 (0.96%) MongoDB
19 42 (0.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 535 (10.53%) Git
2 183 (3.60%) JIRA
3 145 (2.85%) Jenkins
4 92 (1.81%) GitLab
5 88 (1.73%) Visual Studio
6 74 (1.46%) JUnit
7 57 (1.12%) Selenium
8 52 (1.02%) Jasmine
8 52 (1.02%) Mockito
9 50 (0.98%) TeamCity
10 49 (0.96%) Moq
11 48 (0.94%) NUnit
12 43 (0.85%) Cypress.io
13 41 (0.81%) Subversion
14 34 (0.67%) CMake
15 31 (0.61%) Postman
16 30 (0.59%) Burp Suite
17 28 (0.55%) Metasploit
18 27 (0.53%) Bitbucket
19 26 (0.51%) LabVIEW
General
1 2,094 (41.20%) Social Skills
2 1,064 (20.93%) Finance
3 894 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
4 762 (14.99%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 468 (9.21%) Marketing
6 450 (8.85%) Law
7 260 (5.12%) Manufacturing
8 250 (4.92%) Electronics
9 191 (3.76%) Legal
10 180 (3.54%) Financial Institution
11 174 (3.42%) Banking
12 143 (2.81%) Games
12 143 (2.81%) Presentation Skills
13 142 (2.79%) Retail
14 127 (2.50%) Public Sector
15 114 (2.24%) Telecoms
16 90 (1.77%) Investment Banking
17 85 (1.67%) Organisational Skills
18 79 (1.55%) Automotive
19 65 (1.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,204 (23.69%) Developer
2 885 (17.41%) Senior
3 757 (14.89%) Software Engineer
4 431 (8.48%) Lead
5 299 (5.88%) Architect
5 299 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 285 (5.61%) Analyst
7 276 (5.43%) Senior Developer
8 217 (4.27%) Data Scientist
9 212 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
10 188 (3.70%) Engineering Manager
11 181 (3.56%) Junior
12 169 (3.32%) Graduate
12 169 (3.32%) Software Engineering Manager
13 141 (2.77%) Full Stack Developer
14 131 (2.58%) IT Support
15 129 (2.54%) .NET Developer
16 108 (2.12%) Data Engineer
17 106 (2.09%) Java Engineer
18 104 (2.05%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 698 (13.73%) .NET
2 518 (10.19%) React
3 467 (9.19%) HTML
4 411 (8.09%) CSS
5 367 (7.22%) AngularJS
6 239 (4.70%) Spring
7 223 (4.39%) RESTful
8 209 (4.11%) Node.js
9 191 (3.76%) Kafka
10 188 (3.70%) ASP.NET
11 177 (3.48%) REST
12 173 (3.40%) .NET Core
13 167 (3.29%) HTML5
14 166 (3.27%) Web Services
15 148 (2.91%) .NET Framework
16 110 (2.16%) JSON
17 108 (2.12%) Spring Boot
18 103 (2.03%) XML
19 101 (1.99%) Vue
20 99 (1.95%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 566 (11.14%) Algorithms
2 454 (8.93%) Management Information System
3 369 (7.26%) Cloud Native
4 257 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
5 220 (4.33%) Data Structures
6 149 (2.93%) Client/Server
7 141 (2.77%) Onboarding
8 136 (2.68%) Product Ownership
9 112 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
10 94 (1.85%) Mobile App
11 91 (1.79%) Data Centre
12 89 (1.75%) IoT
13 85 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
14 80 (1.57%) Wiki
15 76 (1.50%) Distributed Systems
16 71 (1.40%) Market Risk
17 69 (1.36%) Virtual Team
18 58 (1.14%) Cyber Threat
19 55 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
19 55 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 562 (11.06%) Linux
2 557 (10.96%) Windows
3 169 (3.32%) Android
4 123 (2.42%) Windows 10
5 100 (1.97%) Windows Server
6 94 (1.85%) Unix
7 64 (1.26%) Apple iOS
8 60 (1.18%) Mac OS
9 37 (0.73%) Embedded Linux
10 35 (0.69%) Ubuntu
11 33 (0.65%) Kali Linux
12 25 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 24 (0.47%) CentOS
14 21 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
15 18 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
16 14 (0.28%) Debian
17 8 (0.16%) VMS
18 6 (0.12%) FreeRTOS
19 4 (0.079%) SUSE
19 4 (0.079%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,906 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
2 1,639 (32.24%) Software Engineering
3 1,481 (29.14%) Agile
4 1,041 (20.48%) Mathematics
5 697 (13.71%) Artificial Intelligence
6 636 (12.51%) Machine Learning
7 596 (11.73%) CI/CD
8 583 (11.47%) Mentoring
9 574 (11.29%) DevOps
10 564 (11.10%) Analytics
11 557 (10.96%) SDLC
12 543 (10.68%) Decision-Making
13 513 (10.09%) Cybersecurity
14 491 (9.66%) Data Science
15 427 (8.40%) Project Management
16 411 (8.09%) Data Analysis
17 367 (7.22%) Microservices
18 362 (7.12%) Continuous Improvement
19 358 (7.04%) Full Stack Development
20 354 (6.96%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1,218 (23.96%) Python
2 1,166 (22.94%) SQL
3 971 (19.10%) C#
4 827 (16.27%) JavaScript
5 766 (15.07%) Java
6 420 (8.26%) C++
7 394 (7.75%) C
8 357 (7.02%) TypeScript
9 151 (2.97%) PHP
10 145 (2.85%) PowerShell
11 113 (2.22%) R
12 109 (2.14%) T-SQL
13 100 (1.97%) Bash
14 84 (1.65%) Fortran
15 81 (1.59%) Go
16 77 (1.51%) Embedded C
17 69 (1.36%) Scala
18 67 (1.32%) Kotlin
19 64 (1.26%) MATLAB
20 52 (1.02%) Rust
Qualifications
1 4,339 (85.36%) Degree
2 2,429 (47.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 794 (15.62%) Master's Degree
4 301 (5.92%) Security Cleared
5 256 (5.04%) PhD
6 176 (3.46%) SC Cleared
7 167 (3.29%) CISSP
8 153 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
9 108 (2.12%) CISM
10 102 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
11 89 (1.75%) AWS Certification
12 80 (1.57%) Azure Certification
13 70 (1.38%) PMI Certification
14 62 (1.22%) CCNA
15 61 (1.20%) PMP
16 60 (1.18%) CCNP
17 59 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
18 48 (0.94%) CISA
19 47 (0.92%) A+ Certification
20 45 (0.89%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 286 (5.63%) QA
2 112 (2.20%) Data Quality
3 104 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 98 (1.93%) GDPR
5 82 (1.61%) Accessibility
6 80 (1.57%) NIST
7 42 (0.83%) PMO
8 39 (0.77%) PCI DSS
9 31 (0.61%) WCAG
10 30 (0.59%) SLA
11 26 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
12 23 (0.45%) ISO 13485
13 22 (0.43%) HIPAA
14 15 (0.30%) California Consumer Privacy Act
14 15 (0.30%) GRC
14 15 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 14 (0.28%) COBIT
15 14 (0.28%) NCSC
16 13 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
16 13 (0.26%) SOC 2
System Software
1 438 (8.62%) Docker
2 227 (4.47%) Active Directory
3 143 (2.81%) Firmware
4 89 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
5 83 (1.63%) XenApp
6 80 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 80 (1.57%) XenDesktop
7 73 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
8 46 (0.90%) Embedded Firmware
9 45 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
10 32 (0.63%) Hyper-V
11 11 (0.22%) HDFS
11 11 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.18%) vSphere
13 8 (0.16%) KVM
13 8 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.079%) pfSense
15 2 (0.039%) LXC
15 2 (0.039%) NFS
16 1 (0.020%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 401 (7.89%) Kubernetes
2 192 (3.78%) Terraform
3 96 (1.89%) SCCM
4 80 (1.57%) AirWatch
5 73 (1.44%) Ansible
6 25 (0.49%) Grafana
6 25 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
7 21 (0.41%) Puppet
8 15 (0.30%) ZABBIX
9 12 (0.24%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 11 (0.22%) Nagios
10 11 (0.22%) Progress Chef
10 11 (0.22%) Prometheus
11 10 (0.20%) WSUS
12 8 (0.16%) CASB
12 8 (0.16%) Jamf Pro
12 8 (0.16%) Nessus
12 8 (0.16%) QRadar
12 8 (0.16%) SCOM
13 7 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 784 (15.42%) Microsoft
2 211 (4.15%) Google
3 180 (3.54%) Cisco
4 169 (3.32%) Oracle
5 97 (1.91%) SAP
6 86 (1.69%) Citrix
6 86 (1.69%) VMware
7 77 (1.51%) Salesforce
8 50 (0.98%) Databricks
9 49 (0.96%) IBM
10 44 (0.87%) Xilinx
11 40 (0.79%) Splunk
12 34 (0.67%) Adobe
13 32 (0.63%) Juniper
14 29 (0.57%) Apple
15 27 (0.53%) ServiceNow
16 25 (0.49%) Facebook
17 23 (0.45%) Atlassian
18 20 (0.39%) F5
19 19 (0.37%) Xamarin