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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK
Rank 39 30 53
Rank change year-on-year -9 +23  
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 4733 6656 5268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.65% 6.49% 5.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.73% 15.86% 12.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3750 5448 4241
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32135 41971 40907
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.37% 40.92% 38.86%
Number of salaries quoted 25861 33549 32317
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Computer Science as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in the UK

Computer Science
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -8 4533 £47,500 +5.55% 803
London -5 2214 £60,000 +9.09% 384
South East -5 859 £40,000 - 127
East of England +1 572 £42,500 +6.25% 113
City of London +2 333 £62,500 +13.63% 92
North West +6 272 £37,500 - 52
Cambridgeshire +4 267 £45,000 +12.50% 73
Cambridge +2 248 £42,500 +7.59% 71
South West -17 235 £40,000 +6.66% 51
Manchester +14 225 £37,500 - 40
Berkshire +10 199 £45,000 -5.26% 17
Hampshire +5 161 £37,500 +10.29% 26
West Midlands -21 148 £35,000 - 23
Hertfordshire 0 138 £40,000 -5.88% 23
Oxfordshire +7 136 £41,000 -8.88% 23
Surrey -16 136 £45,000 +5.88% 30
Yorkshire -15 117 £37,500 +9.48% 21
Buckinghamshire +8 114 £40,000 - 7
East Midlands -24 114 £37,500 +7.14% 25
Essex -1 112 £47,500 -5.00% 8
Bristol -18 112 £45,000 +5.88% 26
Scotland -23 112 £45,000 +12.50% 25
Milton Keynes +4 88 £37,500 -6.25% 1
West Yorkshire -11 78 £37,500 +7.14% 13
Reading +9 74 £55,000 - 6
Oxford 0 69 £37,500 -16.66% 10
West Sussex -13 66 £42,000 +12.00% 9
Birmingham +4 65 £27,500 -21.42% 8
Leeds -6 57 £37,500 -6.25% 11
Maidenhead +30 49 £60,000 +84.61% 2

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 7840 (77.31%) Degree
2 3260 (32.15%) Java
3 3133 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
4 2863 (28.23%) SQL
5 2624 (25.88%) Software Engineering
6 2590 (25.54%) JavaScript
7 2558 (25.22%) C#
8 2251 (22.20%) Mathematics
9 2181 (21.51%) Finance
10 2051 (20.22%) HTML
11 1992 (19.64%) .NET
12 1897 (18.71%) C++
13 1878 (18.52%) Python
14 1821 (17.96%) CSS
15 1732 (17.08%) Linux
16 1593 (15.71%) SQL Server
17 1426 (14.06%) OO
18 1369 (13.50%) Microsoft
19 1340 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
20 1302 (12.84%) Windows
21 1109 (10.94%) AngularJS
22 1061 (10.46%) TDD
23 1038 (10.24%) ASP.NET
24 1030 (10.16%) Oracle
25 1020 (10.06%) Scrum
26 961 (9.48%) Physics
27 952 (9.39%) MVC
28 919 (9.06%) SDLC
29 914 (9.01%) Web Development
30 887 (8.75%) Git (software)

Computer Science
Top Related 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
1 349 (3.44%) Apache Spark
2 328 (3.23%) Apache
3 232 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
4 220 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 179 (1.77%) Tomcat
6 161 (1.59%) IIS
7 126 (1.24%) JBoss
8 123 (1.21%) CMS
9 110 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 105 (1.04%) WebSphere
11 102 (1.01%) Confluence
12 98 (0.97%) SAS
13 83 (0.82%) WebLogic
14 81 (0.80%) MS Exchange
15 78 (0.77%) OpenStack
16 60 (0.59%) Apache Solr
16 60 (0.59%) Drupal
17 59 (0.58%) Apache Pig
18 56 (0.55%) nginx
19 52 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 803 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 237 (2.34%) MS Office
3 84 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 83 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 53 (0.52%) MS Project
6 47 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 40 (0.39%) SPSS
8 20 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 14 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 14 (0.14%) Stata
10 13 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 10 (0.099%) Simulink
12 8 (0.079%) InDesign
13 7 (0.069%) InfoPath
14 6 (0.059%) Casewise Modeler
15 5 (0.049%) Fireworks
15 5 (0.049%) SOLIDWORKS
16 4 (0.039%) Camtasia
17 3 (0.030%) CATIA
17 3 (0.030%) Weka
Business Applications
1 83 (0.82%) Magento
2 43 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 31 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 20 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 16 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 13 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 10 (0.099%) Sentinel
8 8 (0.079%) Radian6
9 7 (0.069%) Oracle Cash Management
9 7 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (0.069%) SAP HR
10 6 (0.059%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (0.059%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 6 (0.059%) Payment Gateway
10 6 (0.059%) SAP BPC
10 6 (0.059%) SAP FI
11 5 (0.049%) Oracle Retail
11 5 (0.049%) PlanetPress Connect
11 5 (0.049%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 750 (7.40%) Amazon AWS
2 500 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 400 (3.94%) SaaS
4 228 (2.25%) GitHub
5 187 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
6 124 (1.22%) PaaS
7 119 (1.17%) IaaS
8 111 (1.09%) Office 365
9 97 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
10 82 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
11 41 (0.40%) Google Play
12 35 (0.35%) Amazon S3
13 28 (0.28%) Force.com
14 23 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
14 23 (0.23%) Heroku
15 20 (0.20%) Google Analytics
15 20 (0.20%) Yammer
16 17 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
17 16 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
18 15 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 388 (3.83%) Firewall
2 290 (2.86%) Internet
3 251 (2.48%) TCP/IP
4 232 (2.29%) HTTP
5 206 (2.03%) DNS
6 168 (1.66%) WAN
7 161 (1.59%) LAN
8 153 (1.51%) Wireless
9 142 (1.40%) VPN
10 135 (1.33%) Network Security
11 113 (1.11%) OSPF
12 109 (1.07%) SAN
13 95 (0.94%) LDAP
14 93 (0.92%) Ethernet
15 81 (0.80%) DHCP
15 81 (0.80%) MPLS
16 73 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
17 72 (0.71%) BGP
18 71 (0.70%) SSL
19 63 (0.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1593 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 802 (7.91%) MySQL
3 681 (6.72%) Big Data
4 604 (5.96%) NoSQL
5 597 (5.89%) Relational Database
6 433 (4.27%) MongoDB
7 358 (3.53%) Hadoop
8 218 (2.15%) RDBMS
9 215 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
10 210 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
11 200 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 178 (1.76%) Oracle Database
12 178 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 148 (1.46%) Data Mining
14 146 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
15 128 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
16 125 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
17 104 (1.03%) Apache Hive
18 95 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
19 80 (0.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 887 (8.75%) Git (software)
2 432 (4.26%) Jenkins
3 363 (3.58%) Visual Studio
4 347 (3.42%) JIRA
5 332 (3.27%) Selenium
6 311 (3.07%) Subversion
7 252 (2.48%) Maven
8 210 (2.07%) TeamCity
9 190 (1.87%) JUnit
10 184 (1.81%) NUnit
11 179 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
12 130 (1.28%) Gradle
13 120 (1.18%) Cucumber
14 116 (1.14%) gulp
15 103 (1.02%) MSTest
16 102 (1.01%) Grunt
17 101 (1.00%) Ant
18 95 (0.94%) Eclipse
19 86 (0.85%) Moq
20 84 (0.83%) Jasmine
General
1 2181 (21.51%) Finance
2 759 (7.48%) Banking
3 515 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 390 (3.85%) Marketing
5 376 (3.71%) Games
6 312 (3.08%) Retail
7 263 (2.59%) Advertising
8 248 (2.45%) Electronics
9 198 (1.95%) Front Office
10 179 (1.77%) Publishing
11 172 (1.70%) Manufacturing
12 171 (1.69%) Investment Banking
13 146 (1.44%) Automotive
14 137 (1.35%) Financial Institution
15 135 (1.33%) Legal
16 119 (1.17%) Back Office
17 91 (0.90%) German Language
18 87 (0.86%) French Language
19 71 (0.70%) Aerospace
20 70 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4780 (47.14%) Developer
2 1137 (11.21%) Java Developer
3 1060 (10.45%) Graduate
4 921 (9.08%) Software Engineer
5 853 (8.41%) Junior
6 820 (8.09%) Software Developer
7 817 (8.06%) C# Developer
8 808 (7.97%) Analyst
9 773 (7.62%) .NET Developer
10 711 (7.01%) Senior Developer
11 637 (6.28%) Junior Developer
12 597 (5.89%) Graduate Developer
13 515 (5.08%) Architect
14 464 (4.58%) C# .NET Developer
15 402 (3.96%) JavaScript Developer
16 398 (3.92%) Consultant
17 337 (3.32%) Web Developer
18 327 (3.22%) C++ Developer
19 290 (2.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 285 (2.81%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2051 (20.22%) HTML
2 1992 (19.64%) .NET
3 1821 (17.96%) CSS
4 1109 (10.94%) AngularJS
5 1038 (10.24%) ASP.NET
6 861 (8.49%) Web Services
7 836 (8.24%) jQuery
8 799 (7.88%) HTML5
9 715 (7.05%) XML
10 527 (5.20%) Spring
11 521 (5.14%) Node.js
12 494 (4.87%) REST
13 473 (4.66%) ASP.NET MVC
14 453 (4.47%) CSS3
15 442 (4.36%) .NET Framework
16 438 (4.32%) React
17 392 (3.87%) WCF
18 380 (3.75%) RESTful
19 370 (3.65%) JSON
20 363 (3.58%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1340 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
2 807 (7.96%) Algorithms
3 548 (5.40%) Management Information System
4 453 (4.47%) User Experience
5 390 (3.85%) Fintech
6 371 (3.66%) Data Structures
7 349 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
8 325 (3.20%) Data Centre
9 323 (3.19%) Hedge funds
10 295 (2.91%) Mobile App
11 141 (1.39%) Client/Server
12 110 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 99 (0.98%) Derivative
14 95 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
15 94 (0.93%) Virtual Team
16 92 (0.91%) N-Tier
17 89 (0.88%) Life Science
18 88 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
19 82 (0.81%) iPad
20 74 (0.73%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1732 (17.08%) Linux
2 1302 (12.84%) Windows
3 638 (6.29%) Unix
4 395 (3.90%) Android
5 314 (3.10%) Apple iOS
6 237 (2.34%) Windows Server
7 123 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 95 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 90 (0.89%) CentOS
10 85 (0.84%) Mac OS X
11 76 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 71 (0.70%) Solaris
13 66 (0.65%) Windows 7
14 50 (0.49%) Mac OS
15 47 (0.46%) Windows 8
16 42 (0.41%) Windows XP
17 41 (0.40%) Ubuntu
18 40 (0.39%) Windows 10
19 38 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
20 34 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3133 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
2 2624 (25.88%) Software Engineering
3 2251 (22.20%) Mathematics
4 1426 (14.06%) OO
5 1061 (10.46%) TDD
6 1020 (10.06%) Scrum
7 961 (9.48%) Physics
8 952 (9.39%) MVC
9 919 (9.06%) SDLC
10 914 (9.01%) Web Development
11 770 (7.59%) Analytics
12 755 (7.45%) OOP
13 709 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
14 635 (6.26%) Project Management
15 606 (5.98%) Machine Learning
16 588 (5.80%) DevOps
17 575 (5.67%) E-Commerce
18 563 (5.55%) Multithreading
19 545 (5.37%) Mentoring
20 541 (5.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3260 (32.15%) Java
2 2863 (28.23%) SQL
3 2590 (25.54%) JavaScript
4 2558 (25.22%) C#
5 1897 (18.71%) C++
6 1878 (18.52%) Python
7 882 (8.70%) C
8 844 (8.32%) PHP
9 399 (3.93%) Scala
10 395 (3.90%) Perl
11 393 (3.88%) Ruby
12 389 (3.84%) R
13 276 (2.72%) T-SQL
14 257 (2.53%) Bash Shell
15 249 (2.46%) MATLAB
16 221 (2.18%) PowerShell
17 181 (1.78%) PL/SQL
18 174 (1.72%) VB
19 165 (1.63%) VB.NET
20 150 (1.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7840 (77.31%) Degree
2 625 (6.16%) PhD
3 266 (2.62%) Security Cleared
4 231 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 219 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
6 196 (1.93%) CISSP
7 156 (1.54%) CISM
8 154 (1.52%) ISEB
9 137 (1.35%) CCNP
10 121 (1.19%) ISTQB
11 113 (1.11%) Postgraduate
12 101 (1.00%) CCNA
13 92 (0.91%) PMI Certification
14 88 (0.87%) SC Cleared
15 86 (0.85%) CISA
15 86 (0.85%) MCSE
16 79 (0.78%) HND
17 78 (0.77%) PMP
18 74 (0.73%) DV Cleared
19 73 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 683 (6.74%) QA
2 141 (1.39%) PCI DSS
3 126 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 112 (1.10%) SLA
5 82 (0.81%) Data Quality
6 42 (0.41%) PMO
7 31 (0.31%) COBIT
7 31 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 23 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 18 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 16 (0.16%) MISRA
11 14 (0.14%) GxP
11 14 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 14 (0.14%) JTAG
12 13 (0.13%) MiFID
13 12 (0.12%) SDET
14 11 (0.11%) GCP
15 10 (0.099%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 9 (0.089%) ISO22301
17 8 (0.079%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 275 (2.71%) Active Directory
2 261 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 238 (2.35%) Docker
4 113 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
5 79 (0.78%) Hyper-V
6 71 (0.70%) Firmware
7 44 (0.43%) HDFS
8 38 (0.37%) vSphere
9 29 (0.29%) KVM
10 27 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 26 (0.26%) Apache Flume
12 23 (0.23%) NFS
13 21 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
14 18 (0.18%) LXC
14 18 (0.18%) VMware ESX
15 17 (0.17%) iptables
16 16 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
17 15 (0.15%) Samba
18 14 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 14 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 168 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
1 168 (1.66%) Puppet
2 142 (1.40%) Ansible
3 89 (0.88%) Kibana
4 69 (0.68%) Nagios
5 48 (0.47%) SCCM
5 48 (0.47%) SCVMM
6 43 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
7 42 (0.41%) logstash
8 41 (0.40%) Kubernetes
9 40 (0.39%) SCOM
10 30 (0.30%) Salt
11 27 (0.27%) Graphite
12 24 (0.24%) Backup Exec
13 22 (0.22%) Nessus
14 20 (0.20%) Nmap
14 20 (0.20%) Terraform
15 19 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
16 17 (0.17%) Opsview
16 17 (0.17%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 1369 (13.50%) Microsoft
2 1030 (10.16%) Oracle
3 347 (3.42%) Cisco
4 321 (3.17%) VMware
5 275 (2.71%) Google
6 179 (1.77%) SAP
7 178 (1.76%) HP
8 164 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
9 158 (1.56%) CheckPoint
10 156 (1.54%) IBM
11 133 (1.31%) Zend
12 125 (1.23%) Red Hat
13 124 (1.22%) Citrix
14 114 (1.12%) Juniper
15 110 (1.08%) Tableau
16 91 (0.90%) EMC
17 62 (0.61%) Xamarin
18 61 (0.60%) Fortinet
19 58 (0.57%) Sun
19 58 (0.57%) Sybase
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 30,000 plus benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + 10% Pension* and wider benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + training + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £highly competitive + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Dartford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
North London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k dep. on experience
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £18k - 24k per year + Pension
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marks Sattin
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Excellent company benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Thetford, Norfolk
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits Excellent company benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 8% Pension and wider benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago