Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 35 38
Rank change year-on-year -12 +3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 6,068 8,937 10,564
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.11% 6.03% 5.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 6.54% 6.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4,861 6,767 8,783
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 109,164 136,674 162,480
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.92% 92.24% 92.20%
Number of salaries quoted 86,514 107,624 132,472
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -11 5,655 £55,000 +4.76% 1,171
London -6 3,128 £65,000 +4.00% 517
UK excluding London -25 2,827 £45,000 +5.88% 737
South East -17 1,110 £45,000 +5.88% 212
North of England -36 404 £47,500 +5.56% 104
East of England -11 361 £47,500 +4.19% 141
Midlands -8 350 £45,000 +20.00% 102
South West +4 304 £40,000 +6.67% 94
North West -22 297 £50,000 +11.11% 64
West Midlands +14 254 £45,000 +35.34% 73
Work from Home +4 217 £50,000 -13.04% 48
Scotland -10 200 £47,500 +5.56% 48
East Midlands -41 96 £47,500 +15.15% 29
Yorkshire -60 68 £32,500 -24.42% 28
Wales -20 62 £35,000 -6.67% 21
Northern Ireland +11 51 £45,000 +8.43% 15
North East -21 39 £35,000 -6.67% 12
Isle of Man - 1 £51,500 -

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 4,584 (75.54%) Degree
2 2,787 (45.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 1,995 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1,722 (28.38%) SQL
5 1,706 (28.11%) Java
6 1,631 (26.88%) C#
7 1,590 (26.20%) Software Engineering
8 1,510 (24.88%) Python
9 1,496 (24.65%) Finance
10 1,438 (23.70%) JavaScript
11 1,307 (21.54%) Mathematics
12 1,197 (19.73%) Problem-Solving
13 1,153 (19.00%) .NET
14 953 (15.71%) AWS
15 945 (15.57%) C++
16 935 (15.41%) HTML
17 891 (14.68%) CSS
18 823 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
19 819 (13.50%) Linux
20 765 (12.61%) Azure
21 749 (12.34%) Git (software)
22 715 (11.78%) Analytics
23 710 (11.70%) SQL Server
24 695 (11.45%) Microsoft
25 685 (11.29%) AngularJS
26 665 (10.96%) OO
27 641 (10.56%) Windows
28 618 (10.18%) DevOps
29 610 (10.05%) Machine Learning
30 592 (9.76%) 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
1 213 (3.51%) Apache Spark
2 117 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
3 98 (1.62%) IIS
4 92 (1.52%) Confluence
5 89 (1.47%) Apache
6 66 (1.09%) Tomcat
7 56 (0.92%) CMS
8 53 (0.87%) SharePoint
9 50 (0.82%) MS Exchange
10 39 (0.64%) SAS
11 33 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
12 30 (0.49%) WebLogic
13 28 (0.46%) JBoss
14 27 (0.44%) OpenStack
15 22 (0.36%) Jupyter
16 20 (0.33%) Luigi
16 20 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 20 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
17 15 (0.25%) nginx
18 14 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 123 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 117 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 41 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.21%) Sketch
7 11 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
7 11 (0.18%) SPSS
8 10 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.13%) ProjectWise
9 8 (0.13%) Zeplin
10 7 (0.12%) Chatbot
10 7 (0.12%) Simulink
11 5 (0.082%) Camtasia
12 4 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.066%) Notepad++
13 3 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.049%) CPLEX
14 2 (0.033%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 26 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 25 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
3 23 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 18 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 16 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
5 16 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
5 16 (0.26%) Shopify
6 15 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 15 (0.25%) Oracle FAH
7 14 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
7 14 (0.23%) Magento
7 14 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
8 13 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
9 12 (0.20%) Primavera
9 12 (0.20%) R3 Corda
10 11 (0.18%) NetSuite
10 11 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 10 (0.16%) HFM
12 9 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
12 9 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 953 (15.71%) AWS
2 765 (12.61%) Azure
3 264 (4.35%) GCP
3 264 (4.35%) SaaS
4 156 (2.57%) Power Platform
5 136 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
6 130 (2.14%) GitHub
7 118 (1.94%) Serverless
8 102 (1.68%) Office 365
9 65 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
9 65 (1.07%) PaaS
10 59 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
11 58 (0.96%) Amazon S3
12 57 (0.94%) IaaS
13 44 (0.73%) npm
14 33 (0.54%) Heroku
15 31 (0.51%) Force.com
16 27 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
17 26 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
18 23 (0.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 222 (3.66%) Firewall
2 165 (2.72%) Internet
3 158 (2.60%) TCP/IP
4 106 (1.75%) DNS
5 103 (1.70%) LAN
6 92 (1.52%) WAN
7 91 (1.50%) Wireless
8 89 (1.47%) Network Security
8 89 (1.47%) VPN
9 78 (1.29%) HTTP
10 69 (1.14%) BGP
11 65 (1.07%) DHCP
12 58 (0.96%) SAN
13 57 (0.94%) VoIP
14 52 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
14 52 (0.86%) SSL
15 51 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
16 46 (0.76%) IPsec
17 42 (0.69%) OSPF
18 34 (0.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 710 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 425 (7.00%) Relational Database
3 402 (6.62%) Big Data
4 333 (5.49%) NoSQL
5 317 (5.22%) MySQL
6 261 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
7 206 (3.39%) Hadoop
8 169 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
8 169 (2.79%) MongoDB
9 152 (2.50%) Power BI
10 146 (2.41%) RDBMS
11 130 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 111 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 100 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
14 87 (1.43%) Redis
15 71 (1.17%) Data Mining
16 69 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 67 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 62 (1.02%) GIS
19 60 (0.99%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 749 (12.34%) Git (software)
2 321 (5.29%) JIRA
3 305 (5.03%) Jenkins
4 242 (3.99%) Selenium
5 182 (3.00%) Visual Studio
6 124 (2.04%) Subversion
7 102 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 100 (1.65%) webpack
9 84 (1.38%) Eclipse
10 76 (1.25%) Maven
11 73 (1.20%) JUnit
12 66 (1.09%) Cucumber
13 52 (0.86%) Gradle
13 52 (0.86%) WebDriver
14 48 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
15 47 (0.77%) Bitbucket
15 47 (0.77%) GitLab
15 47 (0.77%) Jasmine
16 46 (0.76%) Grunt
17 44 (0.73%) gulp
General
1 1,496 (24.65%) Finance
2 276 (4.55%) Retail
3 233 (3.84%) Banking
3 233 (3.84%) Marketing
4 208 (3.43%) Games
5 161 (2.65%) Front Office
6 143 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 135 (2.22%) Manufacturing
8 117 (1.93%) Electronics
9 103 (1.70%) Law
10 85 (1.40%) Investment Banking
10 85 (1.40%) Public Sector
11 75 (1.24%) Advertising
12 69 (1.14%) Legal
13 65 (1.07%) Financial Institution
14 59 (0.97%) French Language
15 52 (0.86%) Aerospace
16 51 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
17 50 (0.82%) Military
18 42 (0.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2,470 (40.71%) Developer
2 695 (11.45%) Software Engineer
3 582 (9.59%) Graduate
4 517 (8.52%) Analyst
5 502 (8.27%) Software Developer
6 479 (7.89%) Java Developer
7 468 (7.71%) Junior
8 431 (7.10%) C# Developer
9 413 (6.81%) Senior Developer
10 350 (5.77%) Graduate Developer
11 325 (5.36%) Junior Developer
12 291 (4.80%) .NET Developer
13 194 (3.20%) Python Developer
14 193 (3.18%) Architect
15 189 (3.11%) Consultant
16 168 (2.77%) Data Scientist
17 136 (2.24%) C# .NET Developer
18 133 (2.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 133 (2.19%) Senior Java Developer
19 131 (2.16%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,153 (19.00%) .NET
2 935 (15.41%) HTML
3 891 (14.68%) CSS
4 685 (11.29%) AngularJS
5 544 (8.97%) React
6 444 (7.32%) Web Services
7 408 (6.72%) REST
8 398 (6.56%) HTML5
9 364 (6.00%) Node.js
10 362 (5.97%) ASP.NET
11 280 (4.61%) Spring
12 279 (4.60%) XML
13 255 (4.20%) RESTful
14 234 (3.86%) CSS3
15 230 (3.79%) jQuery
16 198 (3.26%) .NET Framework
17 180 (2.97%) Kafka
18 177 (2.92%) .NET Core
19 158 (2.60%) Vue.js
20 151 (2.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 823 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
2 552 (9.10%) Algorithms
3 451 (7.43%) User Experience
4 350 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
5 335 (5.52%) Management Information System
6 317 (5.22%) Data Structures
7 262 (4.32%) Hedge funds
8 252 (4.15%) Mobile App
9 197 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
10 153 (2.52%) Derivative
11 129 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
12 119 (1.96%) Virtual Team
13 116 (1.91%) Fixed Income
14 104 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 90 (1.48%) Data Centre
16 76 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
17 73 (1.20%) Equities
18 72 (1.19%) Reinsurance
19 66 (1.09%) Public Cloud
20 63 (1.04%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 819 (13.50%) Linux
2 641 (10.56%) Windows
3 278 (4.58%) Unix
4 213 (3.51%) Android
5 178 (2.93%) Apple iOS
6 153 (2.52%) Windows Server
7 55 (0.91%) CentOS
8 52 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
9 35 (0.58%) Ubuntu
10 30 (0.49%) Windows 10
11 29 (0.48%) Mac OS X
12 25 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (0.36%) Debian
14 21 (0.35%) Windows 7
15 20 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
16 19 (0.31%) Kali Linux
16 19 (0.31%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.21%) Solaris
18 11 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,995 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1,590 (26.20%) Software Engineering
3 1,307 (21.54%) Mathematics
4 1,197 (19.73%) Problem-Solving
5 715 (11.78%) Analytics
6 665 (10.96%) OO
7 618 (10.18%) DevOps
8 610 (10.05%) Machine Learning
9 592 (9.76%) Test Automation
10 554 (9.13%) Scrum
11 530 (8.73%) Data Science
12 515 (8.49%) Physics
13 456 (7.51%) Artificial Intelligence
14 452 (7.45%) Fintech
15 442 (7.28%) TDD
16 437 (7.20%) SDLC
17 420 (6.92%) Microservices
18 405 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
19 365 (6.02%) Project Management
20 361 (5.95%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,722 (28.38%) SQL
2 1,706 (28.11%) Java
3 1,631 (26.88%) C#
4 1,510 (24.88%) Python
5 1,438 (23.70%) JavaScript
6 945 (15.57%) C++
7 387 (6.38%) C
8 384 (6.33%) PHP
9 272 (4.48%) Scala
10 260 (4.28%) R
11 217 (3.58%) TypeScript
12 161 (2.65%) Go
13 160 (2.64%) PowerShell
14 147 (2.42%) Ruby
15 144 (2.37%) T-SQL
16 142 (2.34%) Bash Shell
17 132 (2.18%) ES6
18 125 (2.06%) Shell Script
19 116 (1.91%) Java 8
20 113 (1.86%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 4,584 (75.54%) Degree
2 2,787 (45.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 283 (4.66%) Master's Degree
4 256 (4.22%) PhD
5 172 (2.83%) Security Cleared
6 124 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
7 110 (1.81%) Numerate Degree
8 89 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 82 (1.35%) CISSP
9 82 (1.35%) SC Cleared
10 78 (1.29%) ISTQB
11 74 (1.22%) CCNP
12 69 (1.14%) CCNA
13 56 (0.92%) DV Cleared
14 43 (0.71%) MBA
15 42 (0.69%) AWS Certification
16 36 (0.59%) GIAC
17 35 (0.58%) HND
18 33 (0.54%) CISM
18 33 (0.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 451 (7.43%) QA
2 59 (0.97%) SLA
3 55 (0.91%) GDPR
4 50 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 47 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 45 (0.74%) PMO
7 21 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.21%) GxP
9 10 (0.16%) NIST
10 9 (0.15%) COBIT
11 8 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.12%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.12%) MiFID
12 7 (0.12%) Solvency II
13 6 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials
14 5 (0.082%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 5 (0.082%) IEC 61508
15 4 (0.066%) Basel II
15 4 (0.066%) BS25999
15 4 (0.066%) GAMP
System Software
1 533 (8.78%) Docker
2 185 (3.05%) Active Directory
3 162 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 92 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 65 (1.07%) Firmware
6 29 (0.48%) VirtualBox
7 19 (0.31%) VMware NSX
8 14 (0.23%) KVM
8 14 (0.23%) XenApp
9 13 (0.21%) vSphere
10 11 (0.18%) HDFS
11 10 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
13 7 (0.12%) NFS
14 6 (0.099%) Snort
15 5 (0.082%) Apache Flume
16 4 (0.066%) Varnish
16 4 (0.066%) Xen
17 3 (0.049%) XenDesktop
18 2 (0.033%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 340 (5.60%) Kubernetes
2 153 (2.52%) Puppet
3 150 (2.47%) Ansible
4 127 (2.09%) Terraform
5 94 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
6 42 (0.69%) SCCM
7 29 (0.48%) Salt
8 22 (0.36%) Grafana
8 22 (0.36%) Nessus
9 21 (0.35%) Kibana
10 20 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
11 19 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
11 19 (0.31%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 17 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
13 15 (0.25%) SCOM
13 15 (0.25%) WSUS
14 14 (0.23%) SCVMM
14 14 (0.23%) SolarWinds Orion
15 13 (0.21%) Nmap
16 12 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 695 (11.45%) Microsoft
2 356 (5.87%) Oracle
3 262 (4.32%) Google
4 176 (2.90%) VMware
5 168 (2.77%) Cisco
6 164 (2.70%) Tableau
7 97 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
8 82 (1.35%) SAP
9 70 (1.15%) ServiceNow
10 57 (0.94%) Red Hat
11 55 (0.91%) Citrix
12 44 (0.73%) Apple
13 43 (0.71%) Xamarin
14 42 (0.69%) HP
15 41 (0.68%) F5
15 41 (0.68%) Palo Alto
16 38 (0.63%) IBM
17 37 (0.61%) Atlassian
18 35 (0.58%) Adobe
19 34 (0.56%) Juniper