Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 36 35
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 9,062 10,953 10,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.99% 6.32% 5.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.54% 6.89% 6.56%
Number of salaries quoted 7,026 8,618 9,093
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
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% - +5.26%

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 138,598 159,025 162,437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.69% 91.81% 91.33%
Number of salaries quoted 109,286 127,729 134,362
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,651
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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 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 -1 8,489 £50,000 - 1,719
UK excluding London 0 4,533 £42,500 +6.25% 1,056
London 0 4,397 £62,500 +4.17% 771
South East -5 1,757 £42,500 +6.25% 308
East of England -11 707 £45,000 - 254
North of England +8 645 £45,000 +5.88% 174
Midlands +16 575 £38,000 +16.03% 96
South West -9 422 £38,500 -3.75% 116
North West -1 394 £45,000 +5.88% 102
West Midlands +12 327 £35,000 +16.67% 59
Scotland +13 321 £45,000 +12.50% 65
East Midlands +17 252 £47,500 +46.15% 37
Yorkshire +35 214 £40,000 - 50
Wales +8 82 £40,000 +60.00% 28
Northern Ireland -12 56 £42,500 +6.25% 15
North East -10 37 £40,000 +1.23% 22
Channel Islands - 6 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 6,933 (76.51%) Degree
2 3,773 (41.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 3,107 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3,061 (33.78%) Java
5 2,659 (29.34%) Software Engineering
6 2,448 (27.01%) SQL
7 2,281 (25.17%) Mathematics
8 2,227 (24.58%) Python
9 2,222 (24.52%) Finance
10 2,199 (24.27%) C#
11 2,015 (22.24%) JavaScript
12 1,543 (17.03%) .NET
13 1,498 (16.53%) Problem-Solving
14 1,477 (16.30%) Linux
15 1,401 (15.46%) C++
16 1,323 (14.60%) HTML
17 1,216 (13.42%) Amazon AWS
18 1,186 (13.09%) Microsoft
19 1,172 (12.93%) SQL Server
20 1,109 (12.24%) Test Automation
21 1,074 (11.85%) OO
22 1,072 (11.83%) CSS
23 1,033 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
24 1,025 (11.31%) Analytics
25 981 (10.83%) Windows
26 961 (10.60%) Microsoft Azure
27 960 (10.59%) Physics
28 932 (10.28%) AngularJS
29 915 (10.10%) Git (software)
30 904 (9.98%) Scrum

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
1 321 (3.54%) Apache Spark
2 299 (3.30%) Apache
3 210 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
4 189 (2.09%) Tomcat
5 145 (1.60%) Confluence
6 136 (1.50%) SharePoint
7 118 (1.30%) MS Exchange
8 95 (1.05%) WebSphere
9 81 (0.89%) SAS
10 76 (0.84%) nginx
11 71 (0.78%) CMS
12 69 (0.76%) OpenStack
13 62 (0.68%) JBoss
14 56 (0.62%) IIS
15 51 (0.56%) WebLogic
16 48 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
17 42 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
18 39 (0.43%) Ethereum
19 38 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
20 35 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 228 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
2 174 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 76 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 29 (0.32%) Photoshop
6 28 (0.31%) SPSS
7 22 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
8 13 (0.14%) InVision
9 12 (0.13%) Chatbot
10 9 (0.099%) Simulink
10 9 (0.099%) Weka
11 6 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.066%) GNU Octave
11 6 (0.066%) Stata
12 4 (0.044%) FrameMaker
12 4 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
13 3 (0.033%) SOLIDWORKS
14 2 (0.022%) CPLEX
14 2 (0.022%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.022%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 139 (1.53%) thinkFolio
2 114 (1.26%) Temenos T24
3 84 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 26 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
5 24 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
6 19 (0.21%) Magento
7 11 (0.12%) R3 Corda
8 9 (0.099%) HFM
8 9 (0.099%) Ripple
8 9 (0.099%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 8 (0.088%) NetSuite
9 8 (0.088%) SAP HR
10 7 (0.077%) Hyperion Planning
10 7 (0.077%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.077%) Oracle CRM
10 7 (0.077%) Oracle EBS R12
10 7 (0.077%) Relativity
10 7 (0.077%) Workday HCM
11 5 (0.055%) Eze OMS
11 5 (0.055%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1,216 (13.42%) Amazon AWS
2 961 (10.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 246 (2.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 242 (2.67%) SaaS
5 199 (2.20%) Office 365
6 193 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
7 154 (1.70%) GitHub
8 150 (1.66%) PaaS
9 93 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
9 93 (1.03%) Serverless
10 85 (0.94%) IaaS
11 57 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
12 54 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
13 51 (0.56%) Amazon S3
14 50 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
15 38 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
16 33 (0.36%) OpenShift
17 32 (0.35%) npm
18 28 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 26 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 370 (4.08%) Firewall
2 187 (2.06%) Internet
3 157 (1.73%) HTTP
4 143 (1.58%) TCP/IP
5 139 (1.53%) WAN
6 125 (1.38%) LAN
7 110 (1.21%) VPN
8 102 (1.13%) DNS
9 98 (1.08%) Network Security
10 90 (0.99%) Wireless
11 67 (0.74%) SAN
12 62 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
13 61 (0.67%) SSL
14 50 (0.55%) DHCP
15 49 (0.54%) OSPF
16 44 (0.49%) VoIP
17 43 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
18 42 (0.46%) SNMP
19 40 (0.44%) WebEx
20 35 (0.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,172 (12.93%) SQL Server
2 604 (6.67%) Big Data
3 568 (6.27%) NoSQL
4 520 (5.74%) Relational Database
5 516 (5.69%) MySQL
6 372 (4.11%) MongoDB
7 336 (3.71%) Hadoop
8 282 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
9 177 (1.95%) RDBMS
10 174 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
11 161 (1.78%) Blockchain
12 147 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
12 147 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 108 (1.19%) Apache Hive
14 103 (1.14%) Oracle Database
15 101 (1.11%) Redis
16 100 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 96 (1.06%) HBase
18 94 (1.04%) Power BI
19 81 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 915 (10.10%) Git (software)
2 491 (5.42%) JIRA
3 395 (4.36%) Jenkins
4 301 (3.32%) Visual Studio
5 219 (2.42%) Subversion
6 206 (2.27%) Selenium
7 203 (2.24%) Maven
8 163 (1.80%) JUnit
9 154 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 115 (1.27%) Eclipse
11 112 (1.24%) Gradle
12 96 (1.06%) Cucumber
13 79 (0.87%) Bitbucket
13 79 (0.87%) webpack
14 77 (0.85%) Ant
15 73 (0.81%) TeamCity
16 72 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
17 59 (0.65%) NUnit
18 57 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 52 (0.57%) WebDriver
General
1 2,222 (24.52%) Finance
2 815 (8.99%) Banking
3 564 (6.22%) Games
4 353 (3.90%) Front Office
5 352 (3.88%) Marketing
6 244 (2.69%) Retail
6 244 (2.69%) Telecoms
7 239 (2.64%) Electronics
8 213 (2.35%) Investment Banking
9 162 (1.79%) Manufacturing
10 161 (1.78%) German Language
11 141 (1.56%) Financial Institution
12 135 (1.49%) French Language
13 128 (1.41%) Advertising
14 116 (1.28%) Publishing
15 111 (1.22%) Legal
16 108 (1.19%) Law
17 105 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
18 89 (0.98%) Automotive
19 68 (0.75%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3,703 (40.86%) Developer
2 1,149 (12.68%) Graduate
3 1,051 (11.60%) Software Engineer
4 1,044 (11.52%) Java Developer
5 758 (8.36%) Analyst
6 723 (7.98%) Graduate Developer
7 703 (7.76%) Software Developer
8 655 (7.23%) Junior
9 569 (6.28%) C# Developer
10 554 (6.11%) Senior Developer
11 526 (5.80%) Architect
12 459 (5.07%) Junior Developer
13 457 (5.04%) .NET Developer
14 390 (4.30%) Consultant
15 271 (2.99%) Python Developer
16 250 (2.76%) C# .NET Developer
17 219 (2.42%) Data Scientist
18 211 (2.33%) Graduate Java Developer
18 211 (2.33%) Graduate Software Developer
19 209 (2.31%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,543 (17.03%) .NET
2 1,323 (14.60%) HTML
3 1,072 (11.83%) CSS
4 932 (10.28%) AngularJS
5 796 (8.78%) Web Services
6 569 (6.28%) React
7 566 (6.25%) ASP.NET
8 530 (5.85%) Spring
9 491 (5.42%) HTML5
10 490 (5.41%) RESTful
11 484 (5.34%) Node.js
12 475 (5.24%) REST
13 385 (4.25%) jQuery
14 342 (3.77%) XML
15 333 (3.67%) .NET Framework
16 251 (2.77%) Kafka
17 224 (2.47%) ASP.NET Web API
18 223 (2.46%) Spring Boot
19 221 (2.44%) JSON
20 217 (2.39%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1,033 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
2 699 (7.71%) Algorithms
3 566 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 555 (6.12%) User Experience
5 513 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
6 455 (5.02%) Fintech
7 403 (4.45%) Data Structures
8 326 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
9 315 (3.48%) Mobile App
10 287 (3.17%) Hedge funds
11 274 (3.02%) Fixed Income
12 265 (2.92%) Derivative
13 230 (2.54%) Equities
14 200 (2.21%) Data Centre
15 190 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 179 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
17 159 (1.75%) Public Cloud
18 154 (1.70%) Virtual Team
19 107 (1.18%) Life Science
20 93 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,477 (16.30%) Linux
2 981 (10.83%) Windows
3 432 (4.77%) Unix
4 266 (2.94%) Android
5 226 (2.49%) Apple iOS
6 181 (2.00%) Windows Server
7 79 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 69 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 68 (0.75%) Windows 7
10 62 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 59 (0.65%) Windows 10
12 51 (0.56%) Ubuntu
13 48 (0.53%) CentOS
14 44 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
15 37 (0.41%) Mac OS X
16 33 (0.36%) Debian
17 17 (0.19%) Solaris
18 16 (0.18%) CoreOS
18 16 (0.18%) Mac OS
18 16 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,107 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2,659 (29.34%) Software Engineering
3 2,281 (25.17%) Mathematics
4 1,498 (16.53%) Problem-Solving
5 1,109 (12.24%) Test Automation
6 1,074 (11.85%) OO
7 1,025 (11.31%) Analytics
8 960 (10.59%) Physics
9 904 (9.98%) Scrum
10 894 (9.87%) Continuous Integration
11 843 (9.30%) TDD
12 754 (8.32%) Machine Learning
13 738 (8.14%) DevOps
14 643 (7.10%) Microservices
15 631 (6.96%) SDLC
16 569 (6.28%) Data Science
17 541 (5.97%) Web Development
18 533 (5.88%) Project Management
19 527 (5.82%) Continuous Improvement
20 513 (5.66%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3,061 (33.78%) Java
2 2,448 (27.01%) SQL
3 2,227 (24.58%) Python
4 2,199 (24.27%) C#
5 2,015 (22.24%) JavaScript
6 1,401 (15.46%) C++
7 673 (7.43%) C
8 462 (5.10%) PHP
9 364 (4.02%) Ruby
10 322 (3.55%) R
11 309 (3.41%) Bash Shell
12 298 (3.29%) Scala
13 273 (3.01%) PowerShell
14 272 (3.00%) Perl
15 231 (2.55%) TypeScript
16 224 (2.47%) Java 8
17 218 (2.41%) Go
18 196 (2.16%) T-SQL
19 170 (1.88%) Shell Script
20 151 (1.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6,933 (76.51%) Degree
2 3,773 (41.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 433 (4.78%) PhD
4 304 (3.35%) Master's Degree
5 252 (2.78%) Numerate Degree
6 226 (2.49%) Security Cleared
7 187 (2.06%) CISSP
8 181 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 163 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
10 135 (1.49%) SC Cleared
11 122 (1.35%) MCSE
12 96 (1.06%) ISTQB
13 94 (1.04%) PMI Certification
14 86 (0.95%) CCNA
15 84 (0.93%) CISM
16 81 (0.89%) CCNP
17 77 (0.85%) ISEB
18 73 (0.81%) MCP
19 69 (0.76%) MBA
20 66 (0.73%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 786 (8.67%) QA
2 199 (2.20%) GDPR
3 132 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 70 (0.77%) SLA
5 64 (0.71%) Data Quality
6 54 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 42 (0.46%) PMO
8 31 (0.34%) COBIT
9 29 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 27 (0.30%) MiFID
11 22 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 17 (0.19%) GPG13
13 16 (0.18%) SAS 70
14 12 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 11 (0.12%) ISO 9001
16 10 (0.11%) HL7
17 9 (0.099%) ISO 9000
18 7 (0.077%) GAMP
18 7 (0.077%) IEC 61131
18 7 (0.077%) PMBOK
System Software
1 621 (6.85%) Docker
2 353 (3.90%) Active Directory
3 244 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 89 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 61 (0.67%) Firmware
6 48 (0.53%) HDFS
7 43 (0.47%) vSphere
8 28 (0.31%) iptables
8 28 (0.31%) VirtualBox
9 23 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
10 22 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 16 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
12 14 (0.15%) Xen
12 14 (0.15%) XenApp
13 12 (0.13%) Apache Flume
13 12 (0.13%) Ceph
14 11 (0.12%) VMware NSX
15 10 (0.11%) NFS
16 9 (0.099%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 346 (3.82%) Kubernetes
2 253 (2.79%) Ansible
3 194 (2.14%) Puppet
4 158 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
5 123 (1.36%) Terraform
6 69 (0.76%) SCCM
7 41 (0.45%) Grafana
8 39 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
9 31 (0.34%) Backup Exec
9 31 (0.34%) Salt
10 28 (0.31%) Prometheus
11 27 (0.30%) Consul
12 25 (0.28%) Nagios
12 25 (0.28%) Packer
13 24 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
14 23 (0.25%) Graphite
15 21 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
16 19 (0.21%) WSUS
17 18 (0.20%) HAProxy
17 18 (0.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,186 (13.09%) Microsoft
2 674 (7.44%) Oracle
3 349 (3.85%) Google
4 328 (3.62%) VMware
5 236 (2.60%) Cisco
6 184 (2.03%) Tableau
7 171 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
8 162 (1.79%) SAP
9 115 (1.27%) IBM
10 110 (1.21%) HP
11 102 (1.13%) CheckPoint
12 101 (1.11%) Red Hat
13 95 (1.05%) Citrix
14 91 (1.00%) Charles River
15 90 (0.99%) EMC
16 84 (0.93%) NetApp
17 76 (0.84%) F5
17 76 (0.84%) Splunk
18 66 (0.73%) Atlassian
19 58 (0.64%) Palo Alto