Period
to 24 September 2018

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 6 months to 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 35 36
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 9,667 11,095 11,546
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.81% 6.36% 5.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.25% 14.28% 14.03%
Number of salaries quoted 7,520 8,542 9,951
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 72,974 77,686 82,280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.83% 44.50% 42.69%
Number of salaries quoted 56,413 58,483 67,466
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 2018. 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 9,130 £50,000 +5.26% 1,645
UK excluding London -5 4,807 £42,500 +6.25% 1,065
London +3 4,728 £60,000 - 688
South East -4 1,799 £42,500 +6.25% 289
East of England -4 845 £45,000 +12.50% 244
North of England -24 642 £40,000 -5.88% 172
Midlands +6 585 £40,000 +17.65% 130
South West -2 548 £42,500 +10.39% 124
North West -7 417 £41,750 -1.76% 97
West Midlands +24 411 £40,000 +23.08% 70
Scotland -8 282 £42,500 +6.25% 62
Yorkshire +13 203 £37,500 -6.25% 62
East Midlands -26 173 £45,000 +38.46% 60
Wales +13 89 £40,000 +60.00% 27
Northern Ireland -6 43 £51,500 +47.14% 20
North East -76 21 £30,000 -25.00% 13
Channel Islands - 6 £32,500 -
Isle of Man - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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 7,422 (76.78%) Degree
2 4,128 (42.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 3,217 (33.28%) Agile Software Development
4 3,126 (32.34%) Java
5 2,788 (28.84%) SQL
6 2,579 (26.68%) Software Engineering
7 2,514 (26.01%) Finance
8 2,438 (25.22%) Mathematics
9 2,414 (24.97%) C#
10 2,380 (24.62%) JavaScript
11 2,323 (24.03%) Python
12 1,982 (20.50%) Problem-Solving
13 1,708 (17.67%) .NET
14 1,626 (16.82%) HTML
15 1,592 (16.47%) C++
16 1,540 (15.93%) Linux
17 1,440 (14.90%) SQL Server
18 1,435 (14.84%) Analytical Skills
19 1,358 (14.05%) OO
20 1,340 (13.86%) CSS
21 1,219 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
22 1,153 (11.93%) Microsoft
23 1,108 (11.46%) Analytics
24 1,075 (11.12%) Physics
25 1,054 (10.90%) Windows
26 1,038 (10.74%) AngularJS
27 1,021 (10.56%) TDD
28 985 (10.19%) Test Automation
29 957 (9.90%) Machine Learning
30 945 (9.78%) Scrum

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
1 350 (3.62%) Apache Spark
2 258 (2.67%) Apache
3 254 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
4 234 (2.42%) Tomcat
5 180 (1.86%) SharePoint
6 146 (1.51%) CMS
7 140 (1.45%) Confluence
8 112 (1.16%) SAS
9 106 (1.10%) WebSphere
10 100 (1.03%) IIS
11 95 (0.98%) JBoss
12 86 (0.89%) MS Exchange
13 77 (0.80%) nginx
14 68 (0.70%) Ethereum
14 68 (0.70%) WebLogic
15 63 (0.65%) OpenStack
16 48 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
16 48 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 45 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
18 42 (0.43%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 277 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
2 239 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 78 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 72 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.37%) Photoshop
6 30 (0.31%) SPSS
7 25 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
8 16 (0.17%) Chatbot
9 13 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 12 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
11 11 (0.11%) GNU Octave
11 11 (0.11%) Simulink
12 8 (0.083%) InVision
13 7 (0.072%) FrameMaker
13 7 (0.072%) SOLIDWORKS
14 6 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 6 (0.062%) InfoPath
14 6 (0.062%) Mathematica
15 5 (0.052%) Camtasia
15 5 (0.052%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 75 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.46%) Distributed Ledger
3 43 (0.44%) thinkFolio
4 26 (0.27%) Ripple
5 21 (0.22%) Magento
5 21 (0.22%) NetSuite
6 20 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
7 16 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 13 (0.13%) Relativity
9 11 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
10 10 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
10 10 (0.10%) Ringtail
11 8 (0.083%) Eloqua
11 8 (0.083%) TrackWise
11 8 (0.083%) Veritas eDiscovery
12 7 (0.072%) Hyperion Planning
12 7 (0.072%) SAP BPC
12 7 (0.072%) Unica
13 6 (0.062%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 6 (0.062%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,219 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
2 889 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 262 (2.71%) SaaS
4 207 (2.14%) GitHub
5 199 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 153 (1.58%) Office 365
7 150 (1.55%) PaaS
8 137 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
9 88 (0.91%) IaaS
9 88 (0.91%) Serverless
10 81 (0.84%) Amazon S3
11 65 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
12 54 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
13 52 (0.54%) npm
14 51 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
15 48 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
16 40 (0.41%) OpenShift
17 33 (0.34%) Google Analytics
18 29 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
19 26 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 421 (4.36%) Firewall
2 268 (2.77%) TCP/IP
3 205 (2.12%) Internet
4 185 (1.91%) WAN
5 182 (1.88%) HTTP
6 158 (1.63%) LAN
7 154 (1.59%) Network Security
8 125 (1.29%) DNS
9 121 (1.25%) Wireless
10 107 (1.11%) VPN
11 100 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
12 85 (0.88%) SSL
13 84 (0.87%) Intrusion Detection
14 72 (0.74%) SAN
14 72 (0.74%) WebEx
15 69 (0.71%) Ethernet
16 68 (0.70%) OSPF
17 64 (0.66%) VoIP
18 60 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
19 59 (0.61%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,440 (14.90%) SQL Server
2 817 (8.45%) Big Data
3 651 (6.73%) Relational Database
4 599 (6.20%) NoSQL
5 594 (6.14%) MySQL
6 444 (4.59%) MongoDB
7 378 (3.91%) Hadoop
8 292 (3.02%) Blockchain
9 227 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
10 221 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
11 182 (1.88%) RDBMS
12 174 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 153 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 143 (1.48%) Apache Hive
15 122 (1.26%) Power BI
16 108 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
17 105 (1.09%) Redis
18 102 (1.06%) Oracle Database
19 101 (1.04%) Data Mining
20 93 (0.96%) DB2
Development Applications
1 878 (9.08%) Git (software)
2 480 (4.97%) JIRA
3 452 (4.68%) Jenkins
4 352 (3.64%) Visual Studio
5 296 (3.06%) Subversion
6 257 (2.66%) Maven
7 242 (2.50%) Selenium
8 227 (2.35%) JUnit
9 165 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 142 (1.47%) Eclipse
11 118 (1.22%) Gradle
12 115 (1.19%) Cucumber
13 101 (1.04%) TeamCity
14 91 (0.94%) NUnit
15 90 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
16 75 (0.78%) Ant
17 70 (0.72%) gulp
18 63 (0.65%) LabVIEW
19 60 (0.62%) Bitbucket
19 60 (0.62%) WebDriver
General
1 2,514 (26.01%) Finance
2 894 (9.25%) Banking
3 457 (4.73%) Investment Banking
4 448 (4.63%) Games
5 373 (3.86%) Front Office
6 350 (3.62%) Marketing
7 345 (3.57%) Financial Institution
8 339 (3.51%) Retail
9 309 (3.20%) Electronics
10 280 (2.90%) Telecoms
11 166 (1.72%) Manufacturing
12 140 (1.45%) Legal
13 139 (1.44%) Advertising
14 126 (1.30%) German Language
15 123 (1.27%) Automotive
16 119 (1.23%) French Language
17 115 (1.19%) Law
18 109 (1.13%) Publishing
19 72 (0.74%) Back Office
20 65 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,938 (40.74%) Developer
2 1,268 (13.12%) Graduate
3 1,048 (10.84%) Software Engineer
4 948 (9.81%) Java Developer
5 845 (8.74%) Analyst
6 818 (8.46%) Software Developer
7 709 (7.33%) Graduate Developer
8 698 (7.22%) Junior
9 618 (6.39%) C# Developer
10 607 (6.28%) Senior Developer
11 534 (5.52%) .NET Developer
12 483 (5.00%) Architect
13 455 (4.71%) Junior Developer
14 453 (4.69%) Consultant
15 296 (3.06%) Data Scientist
16 291 (3.01%) C# .NET Developer
17 253 (2.62%) Python Developer
18 250 (2.59%) Graduate Software Developer
19 230 (2.38%) C++ Software Engineer
20 215 (2.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,708 (17.67%) .NET
2 1,626 (16.82%) HTML
3 1,340 (13.86%) CSS
4 1,038 (10.74%) AngularJS
5 847 (8.76%) Web Services
6 744 (7.70%) ASP.NET
7 636 (6.58%) HTML5
8 608 (6.29%) RESTful
9 603 (6.24%) React
10 583 (6.03%) jQuery
11 573 (5.93%) Spring
12 512 (5.30%) XML
13 478 (4.94%) Node.js
14 438 (4.53%) REST
15 328 (3.39%) .NET Framework
16 322 (3.33%) CSS3
17 314 (3.25%) JSON
18 302 (3.12%) ASP.NET Web API
19 256 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
20 225 (2.33%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1,435 (14.84%) Analytical Skills
2 884 (9.14%) Algorithms
3 670 (6.93%) Self-Motivation
4 576 (5.96%) User Experience
5 542 (5.61%) Data Structures
6 467 (4.83%) Management Information System
7 420 (4.34%) Fintech
8 415 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
9 325 (3.36%) Hedge funds
10 305 (3.16%) Mobile App
11 248 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
12 246 (2.54%) Cyberthreat
13 244 (2.52%) Data Centre
14 232 (2.40%) Fixed Income
15 169 (1.75%) Derivative
15 169 (1.75%) Equities
16 141 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 123 (1.27%) Public Cloud
18 107 (1.11%) Virtual Team
19 90 (0.93%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 1,540 (15.93%) Linux
2 1,054 (10.90%) Windows
3 539 (5.58%) Unix
4 260 (2.69%) Android
5 198 (2.05%) Apple iOS
6 197 (2.04%) Windows Server
7 77 (0.80%) Windows 7
8 74 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 71 (0.73%) Windows 10
10 68 (0.70%) Mac OS X
11 64 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
12 60 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 54 (0.56%) CentOS
14 50 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
15 27 (0.28%) Solaris
15 27 (0.28%) Ubuntu
16 26 (0.27%) AIX
17 22 (0.23%) CoreOS
18 20 (0.21%) Debian
18 20 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,217 (33.28%) Agile Software Development
2 2,579 (26.68%) Software Engineering
3 2,438 (25.22%) Mathematics
4 1,982 (20.50%) Problem-Solving
5 1,358 (14.05%) OO
6 1,108 (11.46%) Analytics
7 1,075 (11.12%) Physics
8 1,021 (10.56%) TDD
9 985 (10.19%) Test Automation
10 957 (9.90%) Machine Learning
11 945 (9.78%) Scrum
12 876 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
13 819 (8.47%) DevOps
14 775 (8.02%) MVC
15 756 (7.82%) SDLC
16 703 (7.27%) Data Science
17 654 (6.77%) Web Development
18 590 (6.10%) Project Management
19 533 (5.51%) Microservices
20 532 (5.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3,126 (32.34%) Java
2 2,788 (28.84%) SQL
3 2,414 (24.97%) C#
4 2,380 (24.62%) JavaScript
5 2,323 (24.03%) Python
6 1,592 (16.47%) C++
7 793 (8.20%) C
8 562 (5.81%) PHP
9 353 (3.65%) Scala
10 340 (3.52%) Ruby
11 339 (3.51%) R
12 331 (3.42%) Perl
13 276 (2.86%) Java 8
14 254 (2.63%) T-SQL
15 250 (2.59%) PowerShell
16 236 (2.44%) Bash Shell
17 198 (2.05%) Shell Script
18 184 (1.90%) TypeScript
19 181 (1.87%) Go
20 163 (1.69%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7,422 (76.78%) Degree
2 4,128 (42.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 590 (6.10%) PhD
4 524 (5.42%) Master's Degree
5 270 (2.79%) Security Cleared
6 225 (2.33%) Numerate Degree
7 199 (2.06%) CISSP
8 190 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 187 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
10 128 (1.32%) MCSE
11 118 (1.22%) CCNP
11 118 (1.22%) SC Cleared
12 95 (0.98%) ISTQB
13 90 (0.93%) CISM
13 90 (0.93%) ISEB
14 88 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
15 84 (0.87%) CCNA
16 82 (0.85%) DV Cleared
17 68 (0.70%) MCP
18 65 (0.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 652 (6.74%) QA
2 186 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 132 (1.37%) GDPR
4 120 (1.24%) SLA
5 84 (0.87%) Data Quality
6 68 (0.70%) PCI DSS
7 35 (0.36%) PMO
8 31 (0.32%) COBIT
9 29 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 24 (0.25%) MISRA
11 20 (0.21%) ISO 9001
12 19 (0.20%) GPG13
13 16 (0.17%) MiFID
13 16 (0.17%) SAS 70
14 13 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 12 (0.12%) ECSS
16 11 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
16 11 (0.11%) MISRA C
17 10 (0.10%) IEC 61131
18 9 (0.093%) DO-178B
System Software
1 565 (5.84%) Docker
2 304 (3.14%) Active Directory
3 181 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 84 (0.87%) Firmware
5 66 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 50 (0.52%) HDFS
7 43 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
8 38 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
9 29 (0.30%) Apache Flume
10 28 (0.29%) vSphere
11 25 (0.26%) XenApp
12 23 (0.24%) Ceph
13 22 (0.23%) iptables
14 15 (0.16%) VirtualBox
14 15 (0.16%) XenDesktop
15 14 (0.14%) KVM
16 13 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
16 13 (0.13%) VMware NSX
17 10 (0.10%) NFS
18 9 (0.093%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 270 (2.79%) Kubernetes
2 228 (2.36%) Ansible
3 185 (1.91%) Puppet
4 159 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
5 102 (1.06%) Terraform
6 58 (0.60%) Kibana
6 58 (0.60%) SCCM
7 40 (0.41%) Salt
8 37 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
9 34 (0.35%) Nagios
10 31 (0.32%) Packer
11 29 (0.30%) Consul
11 29 (0.30%) Grafana
12 22 (0.23%) vCenter Server
13 19 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
13 19 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
14 18 (0.19%) Graphite
15 17 (0.18%) Prometheus
15 17 (0.18%) WSUS
16 14 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,153 (11.93%) Microsoft
2 725 (7.50%) Oracle
3 437 (4.52%) Google
4 273 (2.82%) VMware
5 267 (2.76%) Cisco
6 203 (2.10%) Tableau
7 179 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
8 160 (1.66%) SAP
9 155 (1.60%) IBM
10 127 (1.31%) Citrix
11 117 (1.21%) Red Hat
12 112 (1.16%) CheckPoint
13 92 (0.95%) Splunk
14 84 (0.87%) Sybase
14 84 (0.87%) Xamarin
15 83 (0.86%) HP
16 69 (0.71%) F5
17 65 (0.67%) Bloomberg
18 63 (0.65%) Adobe
19 60 (0.62%) Palo Alto