Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 39 30
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9 +18
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 10,125 10,136 12,687
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.89% 5.89% 6.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.61% 13.76% 14.56%
Number of salaries quoted 7,924 8,172 10,775
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +3.95%

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 74,405 73,674 87,137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.29% 42.84% 43.65%
Number of salaries quoted 57,931 58,674 70,633
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,558
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.18% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £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 18 June 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 18 June 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 +4 9,691 £50,000 +5.26% 1,622
UK excluding London -4 5,141 £42,500 +6.25% 1,050
London 0 4,874 £57,500 - 680
South East 0 1,923 £42,500 +6.25% 326
East of England 0 1,069 £47,500 +18.75% 192
Midlands +21 703 £40,000 +19.40% 131
North of England -26 639 £40,000 +6.67% 179
South West -5 501 £43,625 +9.06% 112
West Midlands +30 500 £37,797 +25.99% 72
North West -13 439 £40,000 +6.67% 115
Scotland -35 210 £37,500 -6.25% 70
East Midlands -20 203 £45,000 +28.57% 59
Yorkshire -43 159 £37,500 - 56
Wales +14 88 £37,500 +7.14% 27
North East -37 41 £35,000 +27.27% 8
Northern Ireland +8 33 £42,500 +21.43% 13
Isle of Man - 2 £39,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 7,709 (76.14%) Degree
2 4,215 (41.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 3,545 (35.01%) Agile Software Development
4 3,230 (31.90%) Java
5 2,920 (28.84%) SQL
6 2,800 (27.65%) Software Engineering
7 2,503 (24.72%) Finance
8 2,451 (24.21%) JavaScript
9 2,441 (24.11%) Mathematics
10 2,397 (23.67%) C#
11 2,377 (23.48%) Python
12 1,945 (19.21%) Problem-Solving
13 1,859 (18.36%) C++
14 1,751 (17.29%) .NET
15 1,731 (17.10%) HTML
16 1,728 (17.07%) Linux
17 1,511 (14.92%) SQL Server
18 1,468 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
19 1,404 (13.87%) CSS
20 1,396 (13.79%) OO
21 1,251 (12.36%) Windows
22 1,204 (11.89%) Microsoft
23 1,188 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
24 1,174 (11.60%) AngularJS
25 1,153 (11.39%) TDD
26 1,058 (10.45%) Physics
27 1,055 (10.42%) Machine Learning
28 1,052 (10.39%) Scrum
29 1,030 (10.17%) Analytics
30 959 (9.47%) MVC

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
1 372 (3.67%) Apache Spark
2 304 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
3 265 (2.62%) Tomcat
4 232 (2.29%) Apache
5 167 (1.65%) SharePoint
6 159 (1.57%) CMS
7 140 (1.38%) JBoss
8 129 (1.27%) IIS
9 112 (1.11%) SAS
10 107 (1.06%) Confluence
11 106 (1.05%) WebSphere
12 98 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 94 (0.93%) MS Exchange
14 85 (0.84%) Apache Solr
15 73 (0.72%) WebLogic
16 68 (0.67%) nginx
17 65 (0.64%) OpenStack
18 64 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
19 48 (0.47%) Umbraco
20 47 (0.46%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 276 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
1 276 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
2 78 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 73 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 43 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
5 30 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 22 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 22 (0.22%) SPSS
7 16 (0.16%) Chatbot
8 14 (0.14%) Simulink
9 13 (0.13%) GNU Octave
10 12 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 11 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
12 10 (0.099%) Acrobat
12 10 (0.099%) Maya
13 9 (0.089%) Weka
14 8 (0.079%) InVision
14 8 (0.079%) Mathematica
14 8 (0.079%) Stata
15 5 (0.049%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 56 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.42%) Distributed Ledger
3 32 (0.32%) thinkFolio
4 30 (0.30%) NetSuite
5 23 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 22 (0.22%) Magento
7 20 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 13 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
8 13 (0.13%) Relativity
9 12 (0.12%) Eloqua
10 11 (0.11%) Ringtail
11 10 (0.099%) Veritas eDiscovery
12 9 (0.089%) Ripple
13 8 (0.079%) Unica
14 7 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
14 7 (0.069%) Oracle Payables
14 7 (0.069%) Payment Gateway
14 7 (0.069%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 7 (0.069%) SAP BPC
15 6 (0.059%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1,188 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
2 759 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 282 (2.79%) SaaS
4 198 (1.96%) GitHub
5 166 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
6 135 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 133 (1.31%) PaaS
8 114 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
9 106 (1.05%) Office 365
10 86 (0.85%) Amazon S3
11 74 (0.73%) IaaS
12 71 (0.70%) Serverless
13 50 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
14 43 (0.42%) npm
15 42 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 40 (0.40%) Force.com
16 40 (0.40%) Google Analytics
17 31 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
18 30 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
19 29 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 394 (3.89%) Firewall
2 316 (3.12%) TCP/IP
3 277 (2.74%) Internet
4 213 (2.10%) HTTP
5 181 (1.79%) DNS
6 173 (1.71%) WAN
7 162 (1.60%) Network Security
8 150 (1.48%) LAN
9 121 (1.20%) Wireless
10 119 (1.18%) DHCP
11 103 (1.02%) VPN
12 82 (0.81%) OSPF
13 76 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
14 61 (0.60%) SAN
15 60 (0.59%) SSL
16 59 (0.58%) WebEx
17 58 (0.57%) BGP
18 57 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
19 56 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
20 54 (0.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,511 (14.92%) SQL Server
2 836 (8.26%) Big Data
3 721 (7.12%) Relational Database
4 607 (6.00%) MySQL
5 594 (5.87%) NoSQL
6 520 (5.14%) MongoDB
7 373 (3.68%) Hadoop
8 272 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
9 242 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
10 214 (2.11%) Blockchain
11 213 (2.10%) RDBMS
12 159 (1.57%) Oracle Database
13 152 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 142 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 136 (1.34%) Apache Hive
16 132 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
17 130 (1.28%) Data Mining
18 124 (1.22%) Power BI
19 98 (0.97%) DB2
20 88 (0.87%) Redis
Development Applications
1 847 (8.37%) Git (software)
2 501 (4.95%) Jenkins
3 429 (4.24%) JIRA
4 313 (3.09%) Selenium
5 310 (3.06%) Visual Studio
6 281 (2.78%) Maven
7 276 (2.73%) Subversion
8 219 (2.16%) JUnit
9 156 (1.54%) Eclipse
10 154 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 145 (1.43%) NUnit
12 131 (1.29%) Cucumber
13 127 (1.25%) TeamCity
14 117 (1.16%) Gradle
15 80 (0.79%) gulp
16 79 (0.78%) MSTest
17 76 (0.75%) Ant
18 69 (0.68%) Bitbucket
19 66 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
20 64 (0.63%) Jasmine
General
1 2,503 (24.72%) Finance
2 946 (9.34%) Banking
3 459 (4.53%) Investment Banking
4 393 (3.88%) Games
5 375 (3.70%) Marketing
6 374 (3.69%) Electronics
7 373 (3.68%) Retail
8 338 (3.34%) Front Office
9 335 (3.31%) Financial Institution
10 316 (3.12%) Telecoms
11 185 (1.83%) Advertising
12 180 (1.78%) Manufacturing
13 172 (1.70%) Legal
14 150 (1.48%) Law
15 117 (1.16%) Automotive
16 103 (1.02%) German Language
17 93 (0.92%) French Language
18 81 (0.80%) Publishing
19 75 (0.74%) Retail Banking
20 66 (0.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4,252 (42.00%) Developer
2 1,240 (12.25%) Software Engineer
3 1,202 (11.87%) Graduate
4 1,047 (10.34%) Java Developer
5 871 (8.60%) Software Developer
6 855 (8.44%) Analyst
7 759 (7.50%) Senior Developer
8 740 (7.31%) Junior
9 676 (6.68%) C# Developer
10 648 (6.40%) Graduate Developer
11 599 (5.92%) .NET Developer
12 480 (4.74%) Junior Developer
13 431 (4.26%) Architect
14 422 (4.17%) Consultant
15 381 (3.76%) C++ Software Engineer
16 324 (3.20%) Data Scientist
17 305 (3.01%) C# .NET Developer
18 265 (2.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 258 (2.55%) Senior Java Developer
20 256 (2.53%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,751 (17.29%) .NET
2 1,731 (17.10%) HTML
3 1,404 (13.87%) CSS
4 1,174 (11.60%) AngularJS
5 910 (8.99%) Web Services
6 828 (8.18%) ASP.NET
7 706 (6.97%) jQuery
8 700 (6.91%) HTML5
9 654 (6.46%) Spring
10 606 (5.99%) XML
11 589 (5.82%) React
12 578 (5.71%) RESTful
13 543 (5.36%) REST
14 462 (4.56%) Node.js
15 385 (3.80%) JSON
16 355 (3.51%) CSS3
17 347 (3.43%) ASP.NET MVC
18 339 (3.35%) .NET Framework
19 306 (3.02%) ASP.NET Web API
20 282 (2.79%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1,468 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
2 924 (9.13%) Algorithms
3 708 (6.99%) Self-Motivation
4 551 (5.44%) User Experience
5 484 (4.78%) Data Structures
6 482 (4.76%) Fintech
7 480 (4.74%) Greenfield Project
8 476 (4.70%) Management Information System
9 358 (3.54%) Hedge funds
10 341 (3.37%) Mobile App
11 316 (3.12%) Data Centre
12 233 (2.30%) Cyberthreat
13 224 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
14 178 (1.76%) Fixed Income
15 161 (1.59%) Equities
16 144 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 143 (1.41%) Derivative
18 97 (0.96%) Virtual Team
19 96 (0.95%) Public Cloud
20 92 (0.91%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1,728 (17.07%) Linux
2 1,251 (12.36%) Windows
3 580 (5.73%) Unix
4 306 (3.02%) Android
5 242 (2.39%) Windows Server
6 198 (1.96%) Apple iOS
7 91 (0.90%) Windows 10
8 82 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 79 (0.78%) CentOS
10 73 (0.72%) Mac OS X
11 71 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 66 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 64 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
14 50 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
15 44 (0.43%) Solaris
16 35 (0.35%) Debian
17 33 (0.33%) Ubuntu
18 32 (0.32%) Mac OS
19 23 (0.23%) AIX
20 22 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,545 (35.01%) Agile Software Development
2 2,800 (27.65%) Software Engineering
3 2,441 (24.11%) Mathematics
4 1,945 (19.21%) Problem-Solving
5 1,396 (13.79%) OO
6 1,153 (11.39%) TDD
7 1,058 (10.45%) Physics
8 1,055 (10.42%) Machine Learning
9 1,052 (10.39%) Scrum
10 1,030 (10.17%) Analytics
11 959 (9.47%) MVC
12 871 (8.60%) Test Automation
13 858 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
14 846 (8.36%) SDLC
15 787 (7.77%) Data Science
16 780 (7.70%) DevOps
17 745 (7.36%) Web Development
18 623 (6.15%) Project Management
19 577 (5.70%) Mentoring
20 549 (5.42%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 3,230 (31.90%) Java
2 2,920 (28.84%) SQL
3 2,451 (24.21%) JavaScript
4 2,397 (23.67%) C#
5 2,377 (23.48%) Python
6 1,859 (18.36%) C++
7 927 (9.16%) C
8 591 (5.84%) PHP
9 384 (3.79%) Scala
10 377 (3.72%) Ruby
11 350 (3.46%) R
12 291 (2.87%) Java 8
13 285 (2.81%) Perl
14 243 (2.40%) T-SQL
15 234 (2.31%) PowerShell
16 227 (2.24%) MATLAB
17 217 (2.14%) Bash Shell
18 183 (1.81%) Shell Script
19 165 (1.63%) Go
20 151 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7,709 (76.14%) Degree
2 4,215 (41.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 661 (6.53%) PhD
4 552 (5.45%) Master's Degree
5 274 (2.71%) Numerate Degree
6 245 (2.42%) Security Cleared
7 236 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 199 (1.97%) CISSP
9 168 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
10 137 (1.35%) MCSE
11 117 (1.16%) CISM
12 104 (1.03%) MCP
13 101 (1.00%) CCNP
14 93 (0.92%) CCNA
15 91 (0.90%) CISA
16 90 (0.89%) SC Cleared
17 87 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
18 86 (0.85%) ISTQB
19 80 (0.79%) DV Cleared
20 72 (0.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 671 (6.63%) QA
2 155 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 136 (1.34%) SLA
4 105 (1.04%) GDPR
5 70 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 62 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 57 (0.56%) GCP
8 47 (0.46%) PMO
9 26 (0.26%) COBIT
9 26 (0.26%) MISRA
10 25 (0.25%) ISO 9001
11 20 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
11 20 (0.20%) MiFID
11 20 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 16 (0.16%) GPG13
12 16 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
13 12 (0.12%) HIPAA
14 8 (0.079%) Def Stans
14 8 (0.079%) DO-178B
14 8 (0.079%) GxP
System Software
1 524 (5.18%) Docker
2 283 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 205 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 105 (1.04%) Firmware
5 93 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 93 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
6 60 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
6 60 (0.59%) XenApp
7 55 (0.54%) HDFS
8 45 (0.44%) vSphere
9 35 (0.35%) Apache Flume
10 33 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 32 (0.32%) XenDesktop
12 21 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 14 (0.14%) KVM
14 13 (0.13%) Ceph
15 12 (0.12%) Xen
15 12 (0.12%) XenServer
16 11 (0.11%) VMware NSX
17 10 (0.099%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 211 (2.08%) Ansible
2 193 (1.91%) Kubernetes
3 186 (1.84%) Puppet
4 173 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
5 87 (0.86%) Terraform
6 75 (0.74%) Kibana
7 54 (0.53%) SCCM
8 51 (0.50%) SCVMM
9 47 (0.46%) Nagios
10 45 (0.44%) Salt
11 34 (0.34%) logstash
12 32 (0.32%) vCenter Server
13 31 (0.31%) vMotion
14 29 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
15 23 (0.23%) Nessus
16 20 (0.20%) AirWatch
16 20 (0.20%) Mesos
17 19 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 18 (0.18%) Cacti
18 18 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1,204 (11.89%) Microsoft
2 907 (8.96%) Oracle
3 409 (4.04%) Google
4 302 (2.98%) VMware
5 233 (2.30%) Cisco
6 190 (1.88%) Tableau
7 180 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
8 179 (1.77%) Citrix
9 161 (1.59%) IBM
10 153 (1.51%) SAP
11 126 (1.24%) HP
12 113 (1.12%) Red Hat
13 96 (0.95%) Sybase
14 89 (0.88%) Xamarin
15 83 (0.82%) Bloomberg
15 83 (0.82%) CheckPoint
16 81 (0.80%) Splunk
17 76 (0.75%) Adobe
18 65 (0.64%) Atlassian
19 62 (0.61%) Twitter