Period
to 15 August 2020

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 15 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 41 36
Rank change year-on-year -6 -5 0
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 3,136 7,710 10,059
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.05% 5.43% 5.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.47% 5.89% 6.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2,529 5,823 7,981
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%

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 57,318 130,822 155,907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.29% 92.22% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 45,870 102,922 124,257
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

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 15 August 2020.

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 15 August 2020. 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 -6 2,920 £55,000 +4.76% 652
London +2 1,625 £70,000 +7.69% 324
UK excluding London -20 1,444 £45,000 +4.65% 380
South East -17 537 £44,500 -1.11% 107
North of England -11 258 £47,500 +10.47% 64
North West -19 166 £50,000 +17.65% 26
South West -12 165 £40,000 +4.75% 42
East of England -3 160 £52,500 +5.00% 63
Midlands +1 156 £47,500 +18.75% 49
Work from Home -4 119 £47,500 - 166
Scotland -9 93 £45,000 - 30
West Midlands -11 90 £42,500 +6.25% 27
Yorkshire +63 78 £42,500 -5.56% 26
East Midlands +23 66 £47,500 +35.71% 22
Northern Ireland +41 39 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Wales +3 30 £42,500 +21.43% 23
North East -31 14 £35,000 - 12
Isle of Man - 6 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 15 August 2020, 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 2,452 (78.19%) Degree
2 1,503 (47.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 1,002 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
4 913 (29.11%) Python
5 912 (29.08%) Software Engineering
6 902 (28.76%) Java
7 895 (28.54%) SQL
8 845 (26.95%) C#
9 748 (23.85%) Finance
10 728 (23.21%) Mathematics
11 704 (22.45%) JavaScript
12 604 (19.26%) .NET
13 537 (17.12%) AWS
14 531 (16.93%) C++
15 527 (16.80%) Problem-Solving
16 495 (15.78%) Azure
17 472 (15.05%) Git (software)
18 434 (13.84%) SQL Server
19 421 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
20 417 (13.30%) HTML
21 406 (12.95%) DevOps
22 405 (12.91%) Linux
23 401 (12.79%) OO
24 391 (12.47%) CSS
25 385 (12.28%) Microsoft
26 374 (11.93%) Analytics
27 373 (11.89%) Algorithms
28 368 (11.73%) Windows
29 339 (10.81%) AngularJS
30 326 (10.40%) Test Automation

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
1 109 (3.48%) Apache Spark
2 72 (2.30%) IIS
3 48 (1.53%) Confluence
4 46 (1.47%) SharePoint
5 37 (1.18%) Apache
6 34 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (0.80%) SAS
8 23 (0.73%) CMS
9 22 (0.70%) MS Exchange
10 18 (0.57%) Tomcat
11 17 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
12 15 (0.48%) OpenStack
13 14 (0.45%) Luigi
13 14 (0.45%) WordPress
14 13 (0.41%) nginx
15 11 (0.35%) Tornado
16 10 (0.32%) Skype for Business
17 8 (0.26%) Drupal
18 6 (0.19%) Jupyter
19 5 (0.16%) Moodle
Applications
1 69 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.22%) Simulink
5 6 (0.19%) Sketch
6 5 (0.16%) Figma
7 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.096%) 3ds Max
8 3 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.096%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.096%) GNU Octave
8 3 (0.096%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.096%) SPSS
9 2 (0.064%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.064%) InVision
9 2 (0.064%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.064%) Zeplin
10 1 (0.032%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 22 (0.70%) Shopify
2 15 (0.48%) NetSuite
3 7 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.16%) Magento
5 5 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.096%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.096%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.096%) Oracle FAH
6 3 (0.096%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.096%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.096%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.064%) Endur
7 2 (0.064%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.064%) Misys Opics
7 2 (0.064%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.064%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.032%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 537 (17.12%) AWS
2 495 (15.78%) Azure
3 196 (6.25%) SaaS
4 165 (5.26%) GCP
5 110 (3.51%) Power Platform
6 70 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
7 64 (2.04%) Office 365
8 61 (1.95%) Serverless
9 51 (1.63%) IaaS
10 46 (1.47%) GitHub
10 46 (1.47%) PaaS
11 44 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
12 32 (1.02%) Amazon S3
13 30 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
14 27 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
14 27 (0.86%) Slack
15 24 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
16 19 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
16 19 (0.61%) PowerApps
17 18 (0.57%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 97 (3.09%) Firewall
2 80 (2.55%) TCP/IP
3 66 (2.10%) Internet
4 57 (1.82%) DNS
5 47 (1.50%) Network Security
6 40 (1.28%) VPN
7 38 (1.21%) Wireless
8 34 (1.08%) WAN
9 32 (1.02%) Skype
10 31 (0.99%) HTTP
10 31 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
11 30 (0.96%) LAN
12 28 (0.89%) SAN
13 22 (0.70%) H.323
13 22 (0.70%) VoIP
14 20 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
15 18 (0.57%) DHCP
15 18 (0.57%) NAS
16 17 (0.54%) MQTT
17 15 (0.48%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 434 (13.84%) SQL Server
2 226 (7.21%) NoSQL
3 224 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 215 (6.86%) Big Data
5 168 (5.36%) MySQL
6 139 (4.43%) Hadoop
7 129 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
8 128 (4.08%) MongoDB
9 100 (3.19%) Power BI
10 86 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
11 84 (2.68%) RDBMS
12 80 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 77 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
14 76 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 55 (1.75%) Data Mining
16 46 (1.47%) Redis
17 41 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 38 (1.21%) Data Lake
19 36 (1.15%) Apache Hive
20 33 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 472 (15.05%) Git (software)
2 162 (5.17%) Jenkins
3 150 (4.78%) JIRA
4 134 (4.27%) Selenium
5 103 (3.28%) Visual Studio
6 58 (1.85%) Subversion
7 45 (1.43%) Maven
8 44 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
9 41 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 40 (1.28%) JUnit
11 38 (1.21%) Eclipse
11 38 (1.21%) webpack
12 34 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 34 (1.08%) Bitbucket
13 28 (0.89%) Cucumber
13 28 (0.89%) SoapUI
13 28 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
14 26 (0.83%) Cypress.io
15 25 (0.80%) HP UFT
16 22 (0.70%) LoadRunner
General
1 748 (23.85%) Finance
2 133 (4.24%) Banking
3 123 (3.92%) Front Office
4 118 (3.76%) Games
5 102 (3.25%) Marketing
6 89 (2.84%) Retail
7 83 (2.65%) Telecoms
8 75 (2.39%) Manufacturing
9 68 (2.17%) Law
10 64 (2.04%) Investment Banking
11 61 (1.95%) Electronics
12 49 (1.56%) Legal
13 37 (1.18%) Public Sector
14 36 (1.15%) Advertising
15 29 (0.92%) Back Office
16 27 (0.86%) Military
17 26 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
18 24 (0.77%) German Language
19 23 (0.73%) French Language
20 22 (0.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,181 (37.66%) Developer
2 410 (13.07%) Software Engineer
3 275 (8.77%) Analyst
4 256 (8.16%) Junior
5 245 (7.81%) Graduate
6 233 (7.43%) Java Developer
7 207 (6.60%) Software Developer
8 191 (6.09%) Junior Developer
9 169 (5.39%) C# Developer
10 155 (4.94%) Senior Developer
11 137 (4.37%) .NET Developer
12 132 (4.21%) Architect
12 132 (4.21%) Graduate Developer
13 121 (3.86%) Python Developer
14 101 (3.22%) DevOps Engineer
15 83 (2.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 79 (2.52%) Data Engineer
17 78 (2.49%) C# Software Engineer
17 78 (2.49%) Java Engineer
18 75 (2.39%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 604 (19.26%) .NET
2 417 (13.30%) HTML
3 391 (12.47%) CSS
4 339 (10.81%) AngularJS
5 318 (10.14%) React
6 232 (7.40%) Node.js
7 200 (6.38%) Web Services
8 176 (5.61%) REST
9 159 (5.07%) HTML5
10 151 (4.82%) ASP.NET
11 138 (4.40%) Vue.js
12 137 (4.37%) Spring
13 130 (4.15%) .NET Core
14 129 (4.11%) Kafka
15 122 (3.89%) XML
16 121 (3.86%) jQuery
17 116 (3.70%) .NET Framework
18 96 (3.06%) RESTful
19 89 (2.84%) JSON
20 73 (2.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 421 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
2 373 (11.89%) Algorithms
3 209 (6.66%) User Experience
4 197 (6.28%) Management Information System
5 189 (6.03%) Data Structures
6 174 (5.55%) Greenfield Project
7 152 (4.85%) Hedge funds
8 139 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
9 99 (3.16%) Mobile App
10 91 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 79 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
12 77 (2.46%) Derivative
13 74 (2.36%) Virtual Team
14 60 (1.91%) Cloud Native
14 60 (1.91%) Public Cloud
15 59 (1.88%) Data Centre
16 58 (1.85%) Equities
17 54 (1.72%) Fixed Income
18 40 (1.28%) Robotics
18 40 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 405 (12.91%) Linux
2 368 (11.73%) Windows
3 103 (3.28%) Android
4 97 (3.09%) Unix
5 93 (2.97%) Windows Server
6 84 (2.68%) Apple iOS
7 48 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 42 (1.34%) Windows Server 2016
9 20 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (0.61%) Windows 10
11 18 (0.57%) CentOS
12 17 (0.54%) Mac OS X
12 17 (0.54%) Ubuntu
13 16 (0.51%) Windows 7
14 14 (0.45%) VMS
15 12 (0.38%) Debian
15 12 (0.38%) Mac OS
16 11 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
17 5 (0.16%) Robot Operating System
17 5 (0.16%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,002 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
2 912 (29.08%) Software Engineering
3 728 (23.21%) Mathematics
4 527 (16.80%) Problem-Solving
5 406 (12.95%) DevOps
6 401 (12.79%) OO
7 374 (11.93%) Analytics
8 326 (10.40%) Test Automation
9 313 (9.98%) Scrum
10 299 (9.53%) Machine Learning
11 279 (8.90%) Physics
12 255 (8.13%) TDD
13 252 (8.04%) Fintech
14 242 (7.72%) Artificial Intelligence
15 228 (7.27%) Microservices
16 223 (7.11%) Data Science
17 209 (6.66%) SDLC
18 199 (6.35%) Project Management
19 194 (6.19%) Statistics
20 191 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 913 (29.11%) Python
2 902 (28.76%) Java
3 895 (28.54%) SQL
4 845 (26.95%) C#
5 704 (22.45%) JavaScript
6 531 (16.93%) C++
7 217 (6.92%) C
8 164 (5.23%) PHP
9 138 (4.40%) PowerShell
10 132 (4.21%) R
10 132 (4.21%) TypeScript
11 119 (3.79%) Scala
12 89 (2.84%) T-SQL
13 79 (2.52%) Bash Shell
14 70 (2.23%) Java 8
15 68 (2.17%) MATLAB
16 64 (2.04%) Shell Script
17 63 (2.01%) Go
17 63 (2.01%) Ruby
18 51 (1.63%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 2,452 (78.19%) Degree
2 1,503 (47.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 175 (5.58%) Master's Degree
4 135 (4.30%) PhD
5 99 (3.16%) Security Cleared
6 65 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
7 55 (1.75%) CISSP
8 52 (1.66%) Numerate Degree
9 50 (1.59%) SC Cleared
10 46 (1.47%) AWS Certification
10 46 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 42 (1.34%) ISTQB
12 37 (1.18%) CCNA
13 31 (0.99%) DV Cleared
14 30 (0.96%) CISM
15 29 (0.92%) CCNP
16 24 (0.77%) CISA
17 21 (0.67%) MCP
18 18 (0.57%) HNC
18 18 (0.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (5.93%) QA
2 51 (1.63%) SLA
3 49 (1.56%) GDPR
4 32 (1.02%) Data Quality
5 24 (0.77%) PMO
6 16 (0.51%) NIST
7 15 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.19%) GxP
10 5 (0.16%) COBIT
10 5 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.16%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.13%) BS25999
11 4 (0.13%) ISO 13485
11 4 (0.13%) MiFID
12 3 (0.096%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.096%) IEC 62304
12 3 (0.096%) UCITS
13 2 (0.064%) Basel II
13 2 (0.064%) Basel III
System Software
1 293 (9.34%) Docker
2 109 (3.48%) Active Directory
3 77 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 62 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 28 (0.89%) Firmware
6 24 (0.77%) HDFS
7 12 (0.38%) KVM
8 11 (0.35%) XenApp
9 10 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 10 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.22%) VMware NSX
11 6 (0.19%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.16%) LXC
12 5 (0.16%) vSphere
13 4 (0.13%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.096%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.096%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.096%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.096%) Xen
Systems Management
1 193 (6.15%) Kubernetes
2 110 (3.51%) Ansible
3 91 (2.90%) Terraform
4 80 (2.55%) Puppet
5 59 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (0.96%) SCCM
7 19 (0.61%) Kibana
8 13 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (0.35%) SCOM
9 11 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (0.32%) Grafana
10 10 (0.32%) SCVMM
10 10 (0.32%) vCenter Server
11 9 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
11 9 (0.29%) WSUS
12 8 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
12 8 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
14 5 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.16%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 385 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 123 (3.92%) Oracle
3 112 (3.57%) Google
4 91 (2.90%) VMware
5 88 (2.81%) Tableau
6 67 (2.14%) Cisco
7 66 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
8 40 (1.28%) SAP
9 31 (0.99%) HP
9 31 (0.99%) ServiceNow
10 27 (0.86%) Citrix
11 26 (0.83%) IBM
12 24 (0.77%) Atlassian
13 19 (0.61%) Talend
14 18 (0.57%) Splunk
15 17 (0.54%) Juniper
15 17 (0.54%) Red Hat
16 15 (0.48%) Databricks
17 14 (0.45%) CheckPoint
18 13 (0.41%) Autodesk