Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 36 37
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -7
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 8,018 10,309 10,365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.58% 5.98% 6.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.06% 6.50% 6.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5,751 8,093 8,398
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%

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 132,276 158,555 158,247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.04% 92.00% 91.76%
Number of salaries quoted 103,739 127,602 128,957
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019. 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 -4 7,512 £52,500 +5.00% 392
UK excluding London +3 4,325 £42,500 - 257
London -6 3,602 £65,000 +13.04% 168
South East +5 1,765 £42,500 - 58
North of England +33 728 £45,000 +12.50% 43
North West +24 498 £45,000 +12.50% 22
East of England -8 493 £50,000 +5.26% 62
South West +4 473 £37,666 -14.40% 32
Midlands -22 447 £37,500 - 29
Scotland +38 341 £45,000 +20.00% 26
West Midlands -36 280 £32,500 -9.23% 20
East Midlands -1 167 £40,000 -8.05% 9
Yorkshire -2 157 £45,000 +20.00% 14
North East +46 73 £35,000 - 7
Wales -15 57 £37,500 - 4
Northern Ireland -29 23 £40,000 -11.11% 3

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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 6,130 (76.45%) Degree
2 3,195 (39.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 3,024 (37.72%) Agile Software Development
4 2,446 (30.51%) Software Engineering
5 2,306 (28.76%) Java
6 2,123 (26.48%) SQL
7 2,088 (26.04%) Mathematics
8 2,043 (25.48%) C#
9 1,955 (24.38%) Python
10 1,930 (24.07%) JavaScript
11 1,749 (21.81%) Finance
12 1,497 (18.67%) .NET
13 1,383 (17.25%) Problem-Solving
14 1,288 (16.06%) C++
15 1,261 (15.73%) Linux
16 1,229 (15.33%) HTML
17 1,201 (14.98%) Amazon AWS
18 1,154 (14.39%) Microsoft
19 1,053 (13.13%) Microsoft Azure
20 1,029 (12.83%) SQL Server
21 1,019 (12.71%) OO
22 1,004 (12.52%) CSS
23 963 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
24 932 (11.62%) Test Automation
25 920 (11.47%) Git (software)
26 903 (11.26%) Scrum
27 891 (11.11%) AngularJS
28 857 (10.69%) Windows
29 844 (10.53%) Physics
29 844 (10.53%) DevOps

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
1 212 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
2 210 (2.62%) Apache
2 210 (2.62%) Apache Spark
3 170 (2.12%) Confluence
4 167 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 75 (0.94%) SharePoint
6 71 (0.89%) SAS
7 63 (0.79%) IIS
8 52 (0.65%) JBoss
9 50 (0.62%) WebSphere
10 47 (0.59%) MS Exchange
11 43 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
11 43 (0.54%) nginx
12 42 (0.52%) OpenStack
13 40 (0.50%) WebLogic
14 39 (0.49%) WordPress
15 36 (0.45%) CMS
16 27 (0.34%) ArcGIS
16 27 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 25 (0.31%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 204 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
2 148 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 28 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 27 (0.34%) Chatbot
7 18 (0.22%) InVision
8 15 (0.19%) Fireworks
8 15 (0.19%) Sketch
9 11 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
11 8 (0.100%) Simulink
11 8 (0.100%) Zeplin
12 7 (0.087%) Adobe XD
12 7 (0.087%) Notepad++
13 6 (0.075%) SPSS
14 5 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
14 5 (0.062%) GNU Octave
15 3 (0.037%) Marvel
16 2 (0.025%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 84 (1.05%) thinkFolio
2 82 (1.02%) Temenos T24
3 27 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
5 17 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
6 15 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 14 (0.17%) NetSuite
8 13 (0.16%) Eze OMS
8 13 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
9 12 (0.15%) HFM
10 10 (0.12%) Magento
10 10 (0.12%) R3 Corda
11 8 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (0.062%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 4 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
13 4 (0.050%) WebTrends
14 3 (0.037%) Cognos TM1
14 3 (0.037%) JDE OneWorld
14 3 (0.037%) Oracle BPM
14 3 (0.037%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,201 (14.98%) Amazon AWS
2 1,053 (13.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 292 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 276 (3.44%) SaaS
5 211 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
6 162 (2.02%) Serverless
7 157 (1.96%) GitHub
8 145 (1.81%) Office 365
9 143 (1.78%) PaaS
10 134 (1.67%) Power Platform
11 111 (1.38%) IaaS
12 81 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
12 81 (1.01%) Amazon S3
12 81 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
13 77 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
14 73 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
15 63 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
16 43 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 42 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 39 (0.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 254 (3.17%) Firewall
2 180 (2.24%) Internet
3 126 (1.57%) HTTP
3 126 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 101 (1.26%) Broadband
5 99 (1.23%) WAN
6 98 (1.22%) VPN
7 96 (1.20%) LAN
8 79 (0.99%) Network Security
9 75 (0.94%) DNS
10 69 (0.86%) DHCP
11 61 (0.76%) Wireless
12 57 (0.71%) FTP
13 53 (0.66%) BGP
14 45 (0.56%) SSH
15 41 (0.51%) OSPF
16 39 (0.49%) Skype
16 39 (0.49%) VoIP
17 38 (0.47%) SSL
18 37 (0.46%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,029 (12.83%) SQL Server
2 432 (5.39%) Big Data
3 414 (5.16%) MySQL
4 390 (4.86%) Relational Database
5 325 (4.05%) NoSQL
6 276 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
7 241 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
8 211 (2.63%) MongoDB
9 152 (1.90%) Hadoop
9 152 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 116 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 115 (1.43%) Power BI
12 102 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
13 95 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
14 89 (1.11%) Blockchain
15 86 (1.07%) RDBMS
16 84 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 83 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
17 83 (1.04%) Oracle Database
18 80 (1.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 920 (11.47%) Git (software)
2 539 (6.72%) JIRA
3 387 (4.83%) Jenkins
4 309 (3.85%) Visual Studio
5 229 (2.86%) Selenium
6 172 (2.15%) Subversion
7 152 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 145 (1.81%) Maven
9 122 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
10 102 (1.27%) Bitbucket
11 100 (1.25%) Cucumber
12 93 (1.16%) Eclipse
13 89 (1.11%) TeamCity
13 89 (1.11%) webpack
14 87 (1.09%) JUnit
15 86 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 61 (0.76%) gulp
17 56 (0.70%) Jasmine
18 53 (0.66%) NUnit
19 46 (0.57%) Gradle
General
1 1,749 (21.81%) Finance
2 572 (7.13%) Banking
3 382 (4.76%) Games
4 362 (4.51%) Marketing
5 304 (3.79%) Retail
6 263 (3.28%) Front Office
7 234 (2.92%) Electronics
8 188 (2.34%) Telecoms
9 158 (1.97%) Advertising
10 130 (1.62%) Investment Banking
11 122 (1.52%) Legal
12 113 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
13 109 (1.36%) German Language
14 107 (1.33%) Manufacturing
15 104 (1.30%) Financial Institution
16 84 (1.05%) French Language
16 84 (1.05%) Publishing
17 75 (0.94%) Aerospace
18 71 (0.89%) Automotive
19 63 (0.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 3,043 (37.95%) Developer
2 1,151 (14.36%) Software Engineer
3 810 (10.10%) Graduate
4 702 (8.76%) Analyst
5 657 (8.19%) Java Developer
6 643 (8.02%) Software Developer
7 612 (7.63%) Junior
8 538 (6.71%) C# Developer
9 534 (6.66%) Senior Developer
10 498 (6.21%) .NET Developer
11 417 (5.20%) Architect
12 399 (4.98%) Graduate Developer
13 377 (4.70%) Junior Developer
14 286 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
15 271 (3.38%) Consultant
16 228 (2.84%) Senior Software Engineer
17 223 (2.78%) Data Scientist
18 216 (2.69%) Python Developer
19 194 (2.42%) Java Engineer
20 175 (2.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,497 (18.67%) .NET
2 1,229 (15.33%) HTML
3 1,004 (12.52%) CSS
4 891 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 599 (7.47%) Web Services
6 584 (7.28%) React
7 573 (7.15%) ASP.NET
8 545 (6.80%) REST
9 521 (6.50%) Spring
10 453 (5.65%) RESTful
11 440 (5.49%) Node.js
12 421 (5.25%) HTML5
13 370 (4.61%) XML
14 346 (4.32%) jQuery
15 314 (3.92%) JSON
16 305 (3.80%) .NET Framework
17 209 (2.61%) Spring Boot
18 207 (2.58%) WCF
19 204 (2.54%) ASP.NET Web API
20 198 (2.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 963 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
2 665 (8.29%) Algorithms
3 552 (6.88%) User Experience
4 462 (5.76%) Self-Motivation
5 433 (5.40%) Management Information System
6 393 (4.90%) Data Structures
7 275 (3.43%) Greenfield Project
8 273 (3.40%) Hedge funds
9 224 (2.79%) Mobile App
10 216 (2.69%) Fixed Income
11 205 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
12 187 (2.33%) Derivative
13 162 (2.02%) Virtual Team
14 159 (1.98%) Data Centre
15 154 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 142 (1.77%) Public Cloud
17 126 (1.57%) Equities
18 94 (1.17%) Life Science
19 86 (1.07%) Robotics
20 78 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,261 (15.73%) Linux
2 857 (10.69%) Windows
3 342 (4.27%) Unix
4 282 (3.52%) Android
5 165 (2.06%) Windows Server
6 137 (1.71%) Apple iOS
7 79 (0.99%) Ubuntu
8 56 (0.70%) Debian
9 48 (0.60%) CentOS
9 48 (0.60%) Windows 10
10 47 (0.59%) Windows 7
11 44 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 44 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 41 (0.51%) Mac OS X
13 29 (0.36%) Mac OS
14 28 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
15 18 (0.22%) Solaris
15 18 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (0.21%) AIX
17 14 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,024 (37.72%) Agile Software Development
2 2,446 (30.51%) Software Engineering
3 2,088 (26.04%) Mathematics
4 1,383 (17.25%) Problem-Solving
5 1,019 (12.71%) OO
6 932 (11.62%) Test Automation
7 903 (11.26%) Scrum
8 844 (10.53%) DevOps
8 844 (10.53%) Physics
9 816 (10.18%) Analytics
10 749 (9.34%) Continuous Integration
11 736 (9.18%) SDLC
12 730 (9.10%) Machine Learning
13 673 (8.39%) TDD
14 616 (7.68%) Microservices
15 600 (7.48%) Data Science
16 527 (6.57%) MVC
17 514 (6.41%) Artificial Intelligence
18 498 (6.21%) Project Management
19 491 (6.12%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 2,306 (28.76%) Java
2 2,123 (26.48%) SQL
3 2,043 (25.48%) C#
4 1,955 (24.38%) Python
5 1,930 (24.07%) JavaScript
6 1,288 (16.06%) C++
7 643 (8.02%) C
8 392 (4.89%) PHP
9 306 (3.82%) R
10 261 (3.26%) PowerShell
11 260 (3.24%) TypeScript
12 258 (3.22%) Ruby
13 235 (2.93%) Bash Shell
14 224 (2.79%) Scala
15 204 (2.54%) T-SQL
16 176 (2.20%) Go
17 170 (2.12%) ES6
18 161 (2.01%) MATLAB
19 148 (1.85%) Java 8
20 140 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6,130 (76.45%) Degree
2 3,195 (39.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 365 (4.55%) PhD
4 343 (4.28%) Security Cleared
5 249 (3.11%) Master's Degree
6 206 (2.57%) Numerate Degree
7 199 (2.48%) SC Cleared
8 141 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
9 129 (1.61%) CISSP
10 123 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 114 (1.42%) DV Cleared
12 89 (1.11%) MCSE
13 86 (1.07%) HND
14 77 (0.96%) CISM
15 75 (0.94%) CCNP
16 71 (0.89%) ISTQB
17 67 (0.84%) CCNA
18 59 (0.74%) PMI Certification
19 58 (0.72%) PMP
20 50 (0.62%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 712 (8.88%) QA
2 127 (1.58%) SLA
3 126 (1.57%) GDPR
4 81 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 73 (0.91%) Data Quality
6 64 (0.80%) NIST
7 48 (0.60%) PCI DSS
8 33 (0.41%) ISO 9001
9 29 (0.36%) NCSC
10 27 (0.34%) MiFID
11 19 (0.24%) ISO 22301
12 17 (0.21%) HL7
12 17 (0.21%) PMO
13 16 (0.20%) COBIT
14 14 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 12 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
15 12 (0.15%) ISO 9000
16 11 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
16 11 (0.14%) Solvency II
17 9 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 643 (8.02%) Docker
2 286 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 184 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 111 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 73 (0.91%) Firmware
6 53 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
7 35 (0.44%) VirtualBox
8 30 (0.37%) XenApp
9 17 (0.21%) HDFS
10 14 (0.17%) Varnish
11 12 (0.15%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 10 (0.12%) KVM
13 9 (0.11%) vSphere
14 8 (0.100%) GridGain
15 7 (0.087%) ISA Server
16 6 (0.075%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 6 (0.075%) Xen
17 5 (0.062%) GlusterFS
17 5 (0.062%) Oracle RAC
17 5 (0.062%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 405 (5.05%) Kubernetes
2 243 (3.03%) Ansible
3 197 (2.46%) Terraform
4 162 (2.02%) Puppet
5 115 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (0.49%) SCCM
7 35 (0.44%) SCOM
8 34 (0.42%) Nagios
8 34 (0.42%) Packer
9 27 (0.34%) Mesos
10 26 (0.32%) vCenter Server
11 24 (0.30%) Salt
12 23 (0.29%) Nessus
13 20 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
14 16 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
15 15 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
15 15 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
15 15 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
16 14 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
17 13 (0.16%) Grafana
Vendors
1 1,154 (14.39%) Microsoft
2 633 (7.89%) Oracle
3 244 (3.04%) VMware
4 221 (2.76%) Google
5 197 (2.46%) Cisco
6 159 (1.98%) Tableau
7 155 (1.93%) SAP
8 127 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
9 111 (1.38%) Atlassian
10 96 (1.20%) Citrix
11 95 (1.18%) IBM
12 69 (0.86%) Red Hat
13 60 (0.75%) HP
14 56 (0.70%) CheckPoint
15 51 (0.64%) EMC
15 51 (0.64%) Informatica
16 50 (0.62%) Bloomberg
16 50 (0.62%) ION Trading
17 47 (0.59%) Splunk
18 45 (0.56%) Reuters