Period
to 20 February 2019

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 20 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 37 35
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 9,130 10,945 10,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.03% 6.19% 5.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.57% 6.74% 6.54%
Number of salaries quoted 6,950 8,721 8,843
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,150 £25,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 138,888 162,355 159,565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.75% 91.84% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 109,515 131,738 131,606
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 20 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in the UK

Computer Science
Top 16 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 20 February 2019. 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 8,572 £51,000 +2.00% 1,837
UK excluding London +2 4,609 £42,500 +6.25% 1,137
London -1 4,401 £62,500 +4.17% 797
South East -4 1,819 £42,500 +6.25% 330
East of England -4 704 £45,139 -9.72% 249
North of England +24 670 £45,000 +12.50% 220
Midlands 0 560 £37,500 +7.14% 121
South West -14 427 £37,500 -6.25% 120
North West +14 418 £45,000 +12.50% 129
Scotland +19 330 £45,000 +12.50% 62
West Midlands -3 317 £32,500 +8.33% 74
East Midlands +8 247 £45,000 +28.57% 47
Yorkshire +51 205 £42,000 +5.00% 67
Wales +3 77 £38,250 +19.53% 21
Northern Ireland -17 53 £42,500 +21.43% 14
North East +9 47 £40,000 +6.67% 24

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 7,020 (76.89%) Degree
2 3,814 (41.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 3,235 (35.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3,016 (33.03%) Java
5 2,752 (30.14%) Software Engineering
6 2,485 (27.22%) SQL
7 2,283 (25.01%) Python
8 2,278 (24.95%) Mathematics
9 2,221 (24.33%) Finance
10 2,184 (23.92%) C#
11 2,052 (22.48%) JavaScript
12 1,547 (16.94%) .NET
13 1,471 (16.11%) Linux
14 1,457 (15.96%) Problem-Solving
15 1,450 (15.88%) C++
16 1,291 (14.14%) HTML
17 1,274 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
18 1,226 (13.43%) Microsoft
19 1,169 (12.80%) SQL Server
20 1,071 (11.73%) Test Automation
21 1,045 (11.45%) Microsoft Azure
22 1,043 (11.42%) Analytics
23 1,041 (11.40%) CSS
24 1,039 (11.38%) OO
25 1,013 (11.10%) Analytical Skills
26 975 (10.68%) Windows
27 972 (10.65%) AngularJS
28 951 (10.42%) Physics
29 949 (10.39%) Scrum
30 885 (9.69%) Git (software)

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
1 310 (3.40%) Apache Spark
2 307 (3.36%) Apache
3 207 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
4 200 (2.19%) Tomcat
5 154 (1.69%) Confluence
6 136 (1.49%) SharePoint
7 114 (1.25%) MS Exchange
8 92 (1.01%) WebSphere
9 82 (0.90%) SAS
10 71 (0.78%) nginx
11 66 (0.72%) OpenStack
12 64 (0.70%) CMS
13 63 (0.69%) JBoss
14 57 (0.62%) IIS
14 57 (0.62%) WebLogic
15 51 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
16 46 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
16 46 (0.50%) WordPress
17 39 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
18 32 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 229 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
2 175 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 67 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 47 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 26 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 25 (0.27%) SPSS
7 23 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
8 17 (0.19%) Chatbot
9 15 (0.16%) InVision
10 10 (0.11%) Weka
11 9 (0.099%) Simulink
12 8 (0.088%) Fireworks
13 6 (0.066%) Stata
14 5 (0.055%) GNU Octave
15 4 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
16 3 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
17 2 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 2 (0.022%) CPLEX
17 2 (0.022%) EPLAN
17 2 (0.022%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 158 (1.73%) thinkFolio
2 137 (1.50%) Temenos T24
3 80 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
4 25 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
5 16 (0.18%) Magento
6 15 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
7 13 (0.14%) HFM
8 12 (0.13%) R3 Corda
9 11 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
10 10 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 9 (0.099%) Eze OMS
12 8 (0.088%) SAP HR
13 7 (0.077%) Oracle EBS R12
13 7 (0.077%) Workday HCM
14 6 (0.066%) Oracle CRM
14 6 (0.066%) Relativity
15 5 (0.055%) NetSuite
15 5 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
15 5 (0.055%) SAP Payroll
15 5 (0.055%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1,274 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1,045 (11.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 295 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
4 266 (2.91%) SaaS
5 209 (2.29%) Office 365
6 199 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
7 172 (1.88%) PaaS
8 146 (1.60%) GitHub
9 122 (1.34%) Serverless
10 102 (1.12%) IaaS
11 97 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
12 65 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
13 61 (0.67%) Amazon S3
14 56 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
15 54 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
16 50 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
17 40 (0.44%) OpenShift
17 40 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 32 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
19 31 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 349 (3.82%) Firewall
2 202 (2.21%) Internet
3 141 (1.54%) HTTP
4 131 (1.43%) TCP/IP
5 116 (1.27%) WAN
6 109 (1.19%) LAN
7 101 (1.11%) VPN
8 99 (1.08%) Network Security
9 93 (1.02%) DNS
10 71 (0.78%) Wireless
11 63 (0.69%) SAN
12 57 (0.62%) SSL
13 51 (0.56%) DHCP
14 50 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
15 45 (0.49%) VoIP
16 44 (0.48%) OSPF
17 38 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
18 37 (0.41%) SNMP
19 36 (0.39%) Skype
20 33 (0.36%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,169 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 598 (6.55%) Big Data
3 539 (5.90%) NoSQL
4 510 (5.59%) MySQL
5 509 (5.58%) Relational Database
6 337 (3.69%) MongoDB
7 308 (3.37%) Hadoop
8 303 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
9 198 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
10 163 (1.79%) RDBMS
11 160 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 154 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
13 131 (1.43%) Blockchain
14 101 (1.11%) Oracle Database
15 100 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
15 100 (1.10%) Power BI
16 97 (1.06%) Redis
17 94 (1.03%) Apache Hive
17 94 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 92 (1.01%) HBase
Development Applications
1 885 (9.69%) Git (software)
2 516 (5.65%) JIRA
3 393 (4.30%) Jenkins
4 285 (3.12%) Visual Studio
5 206 (2.26%) Selenium
6 179 (1.96%) Subversion
7 178 (1.95%) Maven
8 156 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 152 (1.66%) JUnit
10 109 (1.19%) Eclipse
11 97 (1.06%) Bitbucket
12 96 (1.05%) Gradle
13 88 (0.96%) Cucumber
14 80 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
15 79 (0.87%) webpack
16 67 (0.73%) Ant
17 65 (0.71%) TeamCity
18 61 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 55 (0.60%) NUnit
20 53 (0.58%) gulp
General
1 2,221 (24.33%) Finance
2 841 (9.21%) Banking
3 551 (6.04%) Games
4 371 (4.06%) Marketing
5 345 (3.78%) Front Office
6 259 (2.84%) Telecoms
7 246 (2.69%) Electronics
8 245 (2.68%) Retail
9 199 (2.18%) Investment Banking
10 168 (1.84%) German Language
11 159 (1.74%) Manufacturing
12 150 (1.64%) Financial Institution
13 147 (1.61%) Advertising
14 140 (1.53%) French Language
15 132 (1.45%) Legal
16 110 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
17 94 (1.03%) Publishing
18 89 (0.97%) Law
19 80 (0.88%) Automotive
20 79 (0.87%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3,641 (39.88%) Developer
2 1,122 (12.29%) Software Engineer
3 1,105 (12.10%) Graduate
4 1,022 (11.19%) Java Developer
5 784 (8.59%) Analyst
6 692 (7.58%) Software Developer
7 683 (7.48%) Graduate Developer
8 673 (7.37%) Junior
9 593 (6.50%) C# Developer
10 562 (6.16%) Senior Developer
11 540 (5.91%) Architect
12 475 (5.20%) .NET Developer
13 461 (5.05%) Junior Developer
14 388 (4.25%) Consultant
15 270 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
16 258 (2.83%) Python Developer
17 230 (2.52%) Business Analyst
18 222 (2.43%) Data Scientist
19 208 (2.28%) Full Stack Developer
20 197 (2.16%) Graduate Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,547 (16.94%) .NET
2 1,291 (14.14%) HTML
3 1,041 (11.40%) CSS
4 972 (10.65%) AngularJS
5 770 (8.43%) Web Services
6 603 (6.60%) React
7 559 (6.12%) ASP.NET
7 559 (6.12%) Spring
8 497 (5.44%) REST
9 489 (5.36%) Node.js
10 483 (5.29%) HTML5
11 470 (5.15%) RESTful
12 390 (4.27%) jQuery
13 355 (3.89%) XML
14 353 (3.87%) .NET Framework
15 261 (2.86%) Kafka
16 253 (2.77%) JSON
17 230 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web API
18 216 (2.37%) Hibernate
19 214 (2.34%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1,013 (11.10%) Analytical Skills
2 711 (7.79%) Algorithms
3 591 (6.47%) Management Information System
4 543 (5.95%) User Experience
5 503 (5.51%) Self-Motivation
6 470 (5.15%) Fintech
7 391 (4.28%) Data Structures
8 304 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
9 299 (3.27%) Derivative
10 296 (3.24%) Mobile App
11 292 (3.20%) Hedge funds
12 278 (3.04%) Fixed Income
13 228 (2.50%) Equities
14 208 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 196 (2.15%) Data Centre
16 180 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
17 173 (1.89%) Public Cloud
18 166 (1.82%) Virtual Team
19 114 (1.25%) Life Science
20 98 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,471 (16.11%) Linux
2 975 (10.68%) Windows
3 429 (4.70%) Unix
4 271 (2.97%) Android
5 221 (2.42%) Apple iOS
6 177 (1.94%) Windows Server
7 74 (0.81%) Windows 7
8 72 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 70 (0.77%) Ubuntu
10 68 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 62 (0.68%) Windows 10
12 57 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 45 (0.49%) Debian
14 44 (0.48%) CentOS
14 44 (0.48%) Mac OS X
15 42 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
16 21 (0.23%) Mac OS
17 16 (0.18%) Solaris
18 15 (0.16%) Robot Operating System
19 13 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,235 (35.43%) Agile Software Development
2 2,752 (30.14%) Software Engineering
3 2,278 (24.95%) Mathematics
4 1,457 (15.96%) Problem-Solving
5 1,071 (11.73%) Test Automation
6 1,043 (11.42%) Analytics
7 1,039 (11.38%) OO
8 951 (10.42%) Physics
9 949 (10.39%) Scrum
10 859 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
11 791 (8.66%) TDD
12 770 (8.43%) Machine Learning
13 728 (7.97%) DevOps
14 668 (7.32%) Microservices
15 643 (7.04%) SDLC
16 597 (6.54%) Data Science
17 561 (6.14%) Continuous Improvement
18 548 (6.00%) Web Development
19 525 (5.75%) Artificial Intelligence
20 524 (5.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3,016 (33.03%) Java
2 2,485 (27.22%) SQL
3 2,283 (25.01%) Python
4 2,184 (23.92%) C#
5 2,052 (22.48%) JavaScript
6 1,450 (15.88%) C++
7 727 (7.96%) C
8 427 (4.68%) PHP
9 360 (3.94%) Ruby
10 336 (3.68%) Bash Shell
11 335 (3.67%) R
12 284 (3.11%) Scala
13 280 (3.07%) PowerShell
14 256 (2.80%) Perl
15 242 (2.65%) Go
16 215 (2.35%) TypeScript
17 207 (2.27%) Java 8
18 204 (2.23%) T-SQL
19 183 (2.00%) Shell Script
20 169 (1.85%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7,020 (76.89%) Degree
2 3,814 (41.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 433 (4.74%) PhD
4 295 (3.23%) Master's Degree
5 251 (2.75%) Numerate Degree
6 250 (2.74%) Security Cleared
7 185 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 182 (1.99%) CISSP
9 150 (1.64%) SC Cleared
10 144 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
11 126 (1.38%) MCSE
12 93 (1.02%) ISTQB
13 90 (0.99%) PMI Certification
14 87 (0.95%) CISM
15 85 (0.93%) CCNA
16 71 (0.78%) CCNP
16 71 (0.78%) MCP
17 70 (0.77%) PMP
18 68 (0.74%) ISEB
19 66 (0.72%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 824 (9.03%) QA
2 205 (2.25%) GDPR
3 114 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 85 (0.93%) SLA
5 68 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 53 (0.58%) PCI DSS
7 37 (0.41%) PMO
8 34 (0.37%) MiFID
9 29 (0.32%) COBIT
10 22 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 21 (0.23%) HL7
12 20 (0.22%) ISO 9001
13 18 (0.20%) GPG13
13 18 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 13 (0.14%) ISO 9000
15 12 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
15 12 (0.13%) ISO 22301
15 12 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 12 (0.13%) SAS 70
16 7 (0.077%) NIST 800
System Software
1 633 (6.93%) Docker
2 374 (4.10%) Active Directory
3 245 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 107 (1.17%) Hyper-V
5 61 (0.67%) Firmware
6 42 (0.46%) vSphere
7 41 (0.45%) HDFS
8 31 (0.34%) VirtualBox
9 28 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
10 25 (0.27%) XenApp
11 22 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
12 20 (0.22%) iptables
13 14 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 14 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
13 14 (0.15%) Xen
14 12 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
14 12 (0.13%) VMware NSX
15 11 (0.12%) KVM
16 10 (0.11%) Apache Flume
17 9 (0.099%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 369 (4.04%) Kubernetes
2 253 (2.77%) Ansible
3 192 (2.10%) Puppet
4 158 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
5 121 (1.33%) Terraform
6 69 (0.76%) SCCM
7 35 (0.38%) Grafana
7 35 (0.38%) Salt
8 33 (0.36%) Backup Exec
9 31 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
10 28 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
11 25 (0.27%) Nagios
12 24 (0.26%) Prometheus
12 24 (0.26%) vCenter Server
13 23 (0.25%) SCOM
14 21 (0.23%) Graphite
14 21 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
15 19 (0.21%) WSUS
16 18 (0.20%) Mesos
17 16 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 1,226 (13.43%) Microsoft
2 703 (7.70%) Oracle
3 347 (3.80%) Google
4 330 (3.61%) VMware
5 221 (2.42%) Cisco
6 198 (2.17%) Tableau
7 172 (1.88%) SAP
8 162 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
9 125 (1.37%) IBM
10 109 (1.19%) HP
11 104 (1.14%) Charles River
12 102 (1.12%) CheckPoint
12 102 (1.12%) Red Hat
13 98 (1.07%) Citrix
14 91 (1.00%) EMC
15 84 (0.92%) NetApp
16 83 (0.91%) Atlassian
17 74 (0.81%) Splunk
18 64 (0.70%) F5
19 62 (0.68%) Reuters