Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 38 31
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 +21
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 10,441 10,085 13,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.89% 5.89% 6.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.80% 13.88% 14.73%
Number of salaries quoted 8,349 8,360 11,057
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.69%

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 75,633 72,664 89,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.67% 42.43% 43.98%
Number of salaries quoted 59,635 59,096 72,152
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,564
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.19% +7.92%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in the UK

Computer Science
Top 17 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 23 April 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 10,003 £50,000 +5.26% 1,602
UK excluding London +1 5,699 £42,500 +6.25% 987
London -4 4,637 £57,500 -4.17% 707
South East +8 2,239 £42,000 +5.00% 299
East of England +1 1,285 £50,000 +25.00% 215
North of England -30 711 £40,000 +6.67% 154
Midlands +18 681 £38,500 +10.00% 108
North West -30 471 £40,500 +8.00% 100
South West -7 454 £42,500 +6.25% 120
West Midlands +29 440 £36,000 +6.67% 74
East Midlands -6 242 £40,000 +6.67% 34
Scotland -27 212 £40,000 - 55
Yorkshire -30 183 £40,000 +6.67% 43
Wales +11 96 £35,000 -2.78% 22
North East -25 57 £35,000 +22.81% 11
Northern Ireland +6 35 £40,000 +10.34% 12
Isle of Man - 1 £40,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 7,970 (76.33%) Degree
2 4,368 (41.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 3,716 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
4 3,148 (30.15%) Java
5 2,972 (28.46%) SQL
6 2,952 (28.27%) Software Engineering
7 2,575 (24.66%) C#
8 2,562 (24.54%) Mathematics
9 2,473 (23.69%) JavaScript
10 2,439 (23.36%) Python
11 2,325 (22.27%) Finance
12 1,974 (18.91%) C++
13 1,906 (18.25%) .NET
14 1,839 (17.61%) Linux
15 1,757 (16.83%) Problem-Solving
16 1,684 (16.13%) HTML
17 1,532 (14.67%) SQL Server
18 1,453 (13.92%) Windows
19 1,408 (13.49%) CSS
20 1,370 (13.12%) Analytical Skills
21 1,362 (13.04%) OO
22 1,291 (12.36%) Microsoft
23 1,246 (11.93%) TDD
24 1,239 (11.87%) AngularJS
25 1,197 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
26 1,098 (10.52%) Physics
27 1,088 (10.42%) Scrum
28 1,051 (10.07%) MVC
29 1,020 (9.77%) Machine Learning
30 991 (9.49%) 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
1 375 (3.59%) Apache Spark
2 325 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
3 224 (2.15%) Apache
4 205 (1.96%) Tomcat
5 158 (1.51%) IIS
5 158 (1.51%) SAS
6 140 (1.34%) CMS
7 133 (1.27%) SharePoint
8 124 (1.19%) JBoss
9 103 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 102 (0.98%) Apache Solr
11 101 (0.97%) MS Exchange
12 87 (0.83%) OpenStack
13 83 (0.79%) WebSphere
14 82 (0.79%) Confluence
15 64 (0.61%) nginx
16 62 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
17 60 (0.57%) WebLogic
18 54 (0.52%) Apache Pig
19 49 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 278 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
1 278 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 87 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 81 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 46 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
5 44 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 30 (0.29%) SPSS
7 20 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.14%) Chatbot
9 13 (0.12%) Acrobat
10 12 (0.11%) Mathematica
10 12 (0.11%) Simulink
11 10 (0.096%) GNU Octave
12 9 (0.086%) Weka
13 8 (0.077%) Maya
13 8 (0.077%) Stata
14 7 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 6 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
15 6 (0.057%) AutoCAD
16 5 (0.048%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 41 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.33%) Distributed Ledger
3 31 (0.30%) NetSuite
4 29 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 24 (0.23%) Magento
6 19 (0.18%) thinkFolio
7 16 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 15 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 10 (0.096%) Relativity
10 9 (0.086%) Ringtail
10 9 (0.086%) Veritas eDiscovery
11 8 (0.077%) Oracle Applications
12 7 (0.067%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 7 (0.067%) SAP Hybris
13 6 (0.057%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 6 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
13 6 (0.057%) Eloqua
13 6 (0.057%) Oracle EBS R12
13 6 (0.057%) Payment Gateway
13 6 (0.057%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1,197 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
2 781 (7.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 308 (2.95%) SaaS
4 182 (1.74%) GitHub
5 176 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
6 126 (1.21%) PaaS
7 120 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
7 120 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 119 (1.14%) Office 365
9 94 (0.90%) Amazon S3
10 65 (0.62%) IaaS
11 51 (0.49%) Serverless
12 47 (0.45%) npm
13 43 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
14 41 (0.39%) Force.com
15 38 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 34 (0.33%) Google Analytics
17 33 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 29 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
19 27 (0.26%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 380 (3.64%) Firewall
2 321 (3.07%) TCP/IP
3 302 (2.89%) Internet
4 206 (1.97%) DNS
5 202 (1.93%) HTTP
6 177 (1.70%) Network Security
6 177 (1.70%) WAN
7 144 (1.38%) LAN
8 143 (1.37%) DHCP
9 136 (1.30%) Wireless
10 112 (1.07%) VPN
11 85 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
12 65 (0.62%) OSPF
13 64 (0.61%) SAN
14 62 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
15 58 (0.56%) SSL
16 56 (0.54%) Ethernet
17 51 (0.49%) BGP
18 50 (0.48%) SNMP
19 48 (0.46%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,532 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 782 (7.49%) Big Data
3 613 (5.87%) Relational Database
4 611 (5.85%) NoSQL
5 564 (5.40%) MySQL
6 562 (5.38%) MongoDB
7 396 (3.79%) Hadoop
8 275 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
9 231 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
10 193 (1.85%) RDBMS
11 172 (1.65%) Oracle Database
12 163 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
12 163 (1.56%) Blockchain
13 158 (1.51%) Apache Hive
14 146 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 145 (1.39%) Data Mining
16 127 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 109 (1.04%) Redis
18 105 (1.01%) Power BI
19 98 (0.94%) HBase
Development Applications
1 849 (8.13%) Git (software)
2 460 (4.41%) Jenkins
3 388 (3.72%) JIRA
4 347 (3.32%) Selenium
5 332 (3.18%) Visual Studio
6 257 (2.46%) Subversion
7 231 (2.21%) Maven
8 194 (1.86%) JUnit
9 186 (1.78%) NUnit
10 177 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 145 (1.39%) TeamCity
12 141 (1.35%) Cucumber
13 138 (1.32%) Eclipse
14 120 (1.15%) MSTest
15 103 (0.99%) Gradle
16 92 (0.88%) Moq
17 85 (0.81%) gulp
18 77 (0.74%) Jasmine
19 74 (0.71%) webpack
20 68 (0.65%) Ant
General
1 2,325 (22.27%) Finance
2 829 (7.94%) Banking
3 416 (3.98%) Games
4 393 (3.76%) Electronics
5 389 (3.73%) Retail
6 387 (3.71%) Marketing
7 373 (3.57%) Telecoms
8 291 (2.79%) Investment Banking
9 279 (2.67%) Front Office
10 236 (2.26%) Advertising
11 174 (1.67%) Financial Institution
12 173 (1.66%) Manufacturing
13 156 (1.49%) Legal
14 142 (1.36%) Law
15 122 (1.17%) Automotive
16 83 (0.79%) French Language
16 83 (0.79%) German Language
17 69 (0.66%) Publishing
18 65 (0.62%) Retail Banking
19 45 (0.43%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4,430 (42.43%) Developer
2 1,379 (13.21%) Software Engineer
3 1,213 (11.62%) Graduate
4 1,084 (10.38%) Java Developer
5 878 (8.41%) Software Developer
6 857 (8.21%) Analyst
7 815 (7.81%) Junior
8 812 (7.78%) Senior Developer
9 755 (7.23%) C# Developer
10 666 (6.38%) .NET Developer
11 647 (6.20%) Graduate Developer
12 536 (5.13%) Junior Developer
13 505 (4.84%) C++ Software Engineer
14 443 (4.24%) Architect
15 381 (3.65%) Consultant
16 344 (3.29%) C# .NET Developer
17 331 (3.17%) Data Scientist
18 296 (2.83%) JavaScript Developer
19 267 (2.56%) Java Engineer
20 264 (2.53%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,906 (18.25%) .NET
2 1,684 (16.13%) HTML
3 1,408 (13.49%) CSS
4 1,239 (11.87%) AngularJS
5 960 (9.19%) ASP.NET
6 918 (8.79%) Web Services
7 748 (7.16%) jQuery
8 666 (6.38%) HTML5
9 614 (5.88%) Spring
10 603 (5.78%) REST
11 590 (5.65%) React
12 577 (5.53%) RESTful
13 575 (5.51%) XML
14 471 (4.51%) Node.js
15 453 (4.34%) ASP.NET MVC
16 428 (4.10%) .NET Framework
17 362 (3.47%) WCF
18 360 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
19 357 (3.42%) JSON
20 352 (3.37%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1,370 (13.12%) Analytical Skills
2 944 (9.04%) Algorithms
3 675 (6.46%) Self-Motivation
4 517 (4.95%) User Experience
5 506 (4.85%) Fintech
6 504 (4.83%) Greenfield Project
7 458 (4.39%) Management Information System
8 424 (4.06%) Data Structures
9 334 (3.20%) Mobile App
10 325 (3.11%) Hedge funds
11 302 (2.89%) Data Centre
12 226 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
13 138 (1.32%) Client/Server
14 135 (1.29%) Equities
15 131 (1.25%) Fixed Income
16 130 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 127 (1.22%) Robotics
18 119 (1.14%) Derivative
19 101 (0.97%) Public Cloud
20 93 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,839 (17.61%) Linux
2 1,453 (13.92%) Windows
3 570 (5.46%) Unix
4 346 (3.31%) Android
5 271 (2.60%) Windows Server
6 231 (2.21%) Apple iOS
7 104 (1.00%) Windows 10
8 94 (0.90%) Windows 7
9 79 (0.76%) CentOS
9 79 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 70 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 59 (0.57%) Mac OS
12 56 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
13 54 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 52 (0.50%) Mac OS X
15 43 (0.41%) Debian
16 40 (0.38%) Ubuntu
17 39 (0.37%) Solaris
18 26 (0.25%) Windows 8
19 25 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,716 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
2 2,952 (28.27%) Software Engineering
3 2,562 (24.54%) Mathematics
4 1,757 (16.83%) Problem-Solving
5 1,362 (13.04%) OO
6 1,246 (11.93%) TDD
7 1,098 (10.52%) Physics
8 1,088 (10.42%) Scrum
9 1,051 (10.07%) MVC
10 1,020 (9.77%) Machine Learning
11 941 (9.01%) Analytics
12 905 (8.67%) Test Automation
13 872 (8.35%) SDLC
14 818 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
15 789 (7.56%) Data Science
16 767 (7.35%) Web Development
17 742 (7.11%) DevOps
18 576 (5.52%) OOP
19 567 (5.43%) Project Management
20 565 (5.41%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3,148 (30.15%) Java
2 2,972 (28.46%) SQL
3 2,575 (24.66%) C#
4 2,473 (23.69%) JavaScript
5 2,439 (23.36%) Python
6 1,974 (18.91%) C++
7 991 (9.49%) C
8 589 (5.64%) PHP
9 426 (4.08%) Ruby
10 395 (3.78%) Scala
11 391 (3.74%) R
12 272 (2.61%) Java 8
13 267 (2.56%) T-SQL
14 265 (2.54%) MATLAB
15 256 (2.45%) Perl
16 249 (2.38%) PowerShell
17 245 (2.35%) Bash Shell
18 160 (1.53%) Go
19 134 (1.28%) VBA
20 131 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7,970 (76.33%) Degree
2 4,368 (41.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 659 (6.31%) PhD
4 506 (4.85%) Master's Degree
5 291 (2.79%) Numerate Degree
6 247 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 213 (2.04%) Security Cleared
8 189 (1.81%) CISSP
9 169 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
10 123 (1.18%) MCSE
11 115 (1.10%) CISM
12 100 (0.96%) CCNA
13 98 (0.94%) MCP
14 96 (0.92%) CISA
15 87 (0.83%) ISTQB
16 85 (0.81%) CCNP
17 81 (0.78%) SC Cleared
18 69 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
19 60 (0.57%) ISEB
20 59 (0.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 714 (6.84%) QA
2 125 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 121 (1.16%) SLA
4 83 (0.79%) GDPR
5 79 (0.76%) PCI DSS
6 49 (0.47%) GCP
7 43 (0.41%) PMO
8 42 (0.40%) Data Quality
9 29 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 22 (0.21%) COBIT
11 19 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
12 17 (0.16%) MISRA
13 16 (0.15%) ISO 9001
14 15 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
15 12 (0.11%) ECSS
15 12 (0.11%) MiFID
15 12 (0.11%) Web Application Security Consortium
16 11 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
17 10 (0.096%) SEPA
18 9 (0.086%) HIPAA
System Software
1 484 (4.64%) Docker
2 279 (2.67%) Active Directory
3 201 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 114 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
5 105 (1.01%) Firmware
6 102 (0.98%) Hyper-V
7 60 (0.57%) XenApp
8 52 (0.50%) HDFS
9 51 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
10 39 (0.37%) vSphere
11 33 (0.32%) Apache Flume
12 26 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
12 26 (0.25%) XenDesktop
13 25 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 19 (0.18%) NFS
15 16 (0.15%) Ceph
15 16 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
16 14 (0.13%) iptables
16 14 (0.13%) Xen
17 12 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 225 (2.15%) Ansible
2 190 (1.82%) Puppet
3 184 (1.76%) Kubernetes
4 177 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
5 94 (0.90%) Terraform
6 79 (0.76%) Kibana
7 56 (0.54%) Nagios
8 48 (0.46%) SCVMM
9 46 (0.44%) Salt
9 46 (0.44%) SCCM
10 41 (0.39%) Nessus
11 36 (0.34%) CSIRT
11 36 (0.34%) logstash
12 35 (0.34%) QRadar
13 31 (0.30%) vCenter Server
14 28 (0.27%) Mesos
15 24 (0.23%) vMotion
16 23 (0.22%) Grafana
17 22 (0.21%) AirWatch
18 21 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,291 (12.36%) Microsoft
2 886 (8.49%) Oracle
3 386 (3.70%) Google
4 279 (2.67%) VMware
5 246 (2.36%) Cisco
6 186 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
7 165 (1.58%) Tableau
8 158 (1.51%) Citrix
9 136 (1.30%) SAP
10 133 (1.27%) HP
11 111 (1.06%) IBM
12 87 (0.83%) Red Hat
13 86 (0.82%) Twitter
14 82 (0.79%) Xamarin
15 79 (0.76%) Atlassian
16 75 (0.72%) Splunk
17 73 (0.70%) Dell
17 73 (0.70%) Sitecore
18 63 (0.60%) Bloomberg
18 63 (0.60%) Sybase