Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 41 35
Rank change year-on-year -9 -6 0
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 2,357 7,514 9,785
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.81% 5.49% 5.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.21% 5.96% 6.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2,083 5,789 7,881
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £99,000 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +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 45,275 126,161 151,489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.45% 92.22% 91.92%
Number of salaries quoted 37,306 99,350 120,587
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,948 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,118 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.15% - +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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -9 2,195 £57,500 +4.55% 769
London -5 1,166 £70,000 +3.70% 383
UK excluding London -27 1,117 £50,000 +11.11% 459
South East -12 446 £50,000 +11.11% 123
North of England +3 238 £52,500 +16.67% 67
Work from Home +6 191 £57,500 +15.00% 183
South West -20 130 £45,000 +5.88% 49
North West -24 116 £53,500 +12.63% 37
Yorkshire +98 114 £52,500 +16.67% 18
Midlands -34 100 £48,000 +12.94% 76
East of England -5 90 £57,500 +15.00% 70
Scotland -15 71 £50,000 +11.11% 47
West Midlands -39 61 £45,000 - 46
East Midlands +34 39 £52,500 +44.83% 30
Northern Ireland +22 20 £40,000 -20.00% 12
Wales +5 17 £43,500 +16.00% 16
North East -27 8 £40,000 -3.03% 12
Isle of Man - 6 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1,809 (76.75%) Degree
2 1,058 (44.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 772 (32.75%) Software Engineering
4 738 (31.31%) Python
5 700 (29.70%) SQL
6 693 (29.40%) Agile Software Development
7 675 (28.64%) Java
8 571 (24.23%) Finance
9 552 (23.42%) C#
10 547 (23.21%) Mathematics
11 541 (22.95%) JavaScript
12 401 (17.01%) .NET
13 394 (16.72%) Azure
14 388 (16.46%) C++
15 382 (16.21%) Problem-Solving
16 368 (15.61%) AWS
17 367 (15.57%) Linux
18 366 (15.53%) Git (software)
19 335 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
20 331 (14.04%) DevOps
21 319 (13.53%) Microsoft
22 306 (12.98%) HTML
23 301 (12.77%) SQL Server
24 299 (12.69%) CSS
25 290 (12.30%) Algorithms
26 280 (11.88%) OO
27 271 (11.50%) React
28 262 (11.12%) Scrum
29 261 (11.07%) AngularJS
30 251 (10.65%) Windows

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 84 (3.56%) Apache Spark
2 37 (1.57%) Apache
3 36 (1.53%) IIS
4 30 (1.27%) SharePoint
5 26 (1.10%) Confluence
6 24 (1.02%) CMS
7 22 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (0.85%) SAS
9 18 (0.76%) MS Exchange
10 12 (0.51%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.47%) Skype for Business
12 10 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
12 10 (0.42%) Luigi
12 10 (0.42%) nginx
12 10 (0.42%) Tornado
13 5 (0.21%) IBM Domino
13 5 (0.21%) NServiceBus
13 5 (0.21%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.17%) Anypoint
14 4 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 73 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.34%) Figma
5 5 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.21%) Simulink
5 5 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.17%) Maya
6 4 (0.17%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.085%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.085%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.085%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.085%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.085%) Sketch
7 2 (0.085%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.042%) Mathcad
8 1 (0.042%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.042%) SPSS
8 1 (0.042%) SPSS Modeler
8 1 (0.042%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 17 (0.72%) Shopify
2 15 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.47%) NetSuite
4 9 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.34%) SAP SD
6 5 (0.21%) Endur
6 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.17%) Magento
8 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.13%) Findur
8 3 (0.13%) MoSes
9 2 (0.085%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.085%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.085%) Misys Opics
9 2 (0.085%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.085%) SAP R/3
9 2 (0.085%) SystmOne
10 1 (0.042%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 394 (16.72%) Azure
2 368 (15.61%) AWS
3 133 (5.64%) SaaS
4 114 (4.84%) GCP
5 93 (3.95%) Power Platform
6 51 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
7 40 (1.70%) IaaS
7 40 (1.70%) PaaS
8 38 (1.61%) Office 365
9 36 (1.53%) GitHub
10 29 (1.23%) Serverless
11 26 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
12 23 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
13 19 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
14 17 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
15 14 (0.59%) Slack
16 13 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
16 13 (0.55%) Amazon S3
16 13 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
17 12 (0.51%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 90 (3.82%) Firewall
2 59 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 32 (1.36%) DNS
4 31 (1.32%) Network Security
5 30 (1.27%) Internet
6 27 (1.15%) VPN
7 24 (1.02%) HTTP
7 24 (1.02%) Wireless
8 22 (0.93%) WAN
9 21 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
9 21 (0.89%) Skype
10 20 (0.85%) 5G
10 20 (0.85%) H.323
10 20 (0.85%) LAN
10 20 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (0.76%) VoIP
12 17 (0.72%) Ethernet
12 17 (0.72%) SAN
13 13 (0.55%) 4G
14 11 (0.47%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 227 (9.63%) NoSQL
3 167 (7.09%) Big Data
4 141 (5.98%) Relational Database
5 123 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
6 115 (4.88%) Hadoop
7 102 (4.33%) MySQL
8 88 (3.73%) MongoDB
9 87 (3.69%) Power BI
10 62 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
11 59 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
11 59 (2.50%) Tableau
12 50 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 45 (1.91%) Data Lake
14 44 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 38 (1.61%) Apache Hive
15 38 (1.61%) RDBMS
16 36 (1.53%) Data Mining
17 25 (1.06%) Redis
18 23 (0.98%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 366 (15.53%) Git (software)
2 135 (5.73%) Jenkins
3 102 (4.33%) Selenium
4 96 (4.07%) JIRA
5 56 (2.38%) Visual Studio
6 46 (1.95%) Subversion
7 36 (1.53%) JUnit
8 32 (1.36%) Maven
9 29 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 22 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
11 20 (0.85%) Eclipse
12 19 (0.81%) Cucumber
13 16 (0.68%) GitLab
13 16 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (0.64%) CMake
14 15 (0.64%) NUnit
14 15 (0.64%) TeamCity
15 14 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
16 13 (0.55%) webpack
17 12 (0.51%) Bitbucket
General
1 571 (24.23%) Finance
2 109 (4.62%) Banking
3 100 (4.24%) Front Office
4 83 (3.52%) Telecoms
5 82 (3.48%) Marketing
6 73 (3.10%) Games
6 73 (3.10%) Manufacturing
7 72 (3.05%) Electronics
8 59 (2.50%) Retail
9 40 (1.70%) Law
10 36 (1.53%) Public Sector
11 32 (1.36%) Investment Banking
12 25 (1.06%) Advertising
13 21 (0.89%) Legal
14 18 (0.76%) German Language
15 15 (0.64%) Billing
16 14 (0.59%) French Language
17 13 (0.55%) Back Office
17 13 (0.55%) Publishing
18 11 (0.47%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 831 (35.26%) Developer
2 377 (15.99%) Software Engineer
3 188 (7.98%) Analyst
4 172 (7.30%) Junior
5 169 (7.17%) Graduate
6 164 (6.96%) Software Developer
7 155 (6.58%) Java Developer
8 131 (5.56%) Senior Developer
9 119 (5.05%) Architect
10 111 (4.71%) Junior Developer
11 97 (4.12%) C# Developer
12 96 (4.07%) .NET Developer
13 91 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
14 88 (3.73%) Python Developer
15 87 (3.69%) Graduate Developer
16 76 (3.22%) Java Engineer
17 72 (3.05%) Data Engineer
17 72 (3.05%) Full Stack Developer
18 67 (2.84%) Senior Software Engineer
19 61 (2.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 401 (17.01%) .NET
2 306 (12.98%) HTML
3 299 (12.69%) CSS
4 271 (11.50%) React
5 261 (11.07%) AngularJS
6 177 (7.51%) Node.js
7 135 (5.73%) REST
8 125 (5.30%) Web Services
9 117 (4.96%) Vue.js
10 110 (4.67%) .NET Core
11 104 (4.41%) HTML5
12 103 (4.37%) ASP.NET
13 99 (4.20%) Spring
14 96 (4.07%) JSON
15 89 (3.78%) Kafka
16 88 (3.73%) RESTful
17 81 (3.44%) .NET Framework
18 74 (3.14%) jQuery
19 60 (2.55%) XML
20 53 (2.25%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 335 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
2 290 (12.30%) Algorithms
3 202 (8.57%) Management Information System
4 149 (6.32%) Data Structures
5 142 (6.02%) Greenfield Project
6 124 (5.26%) Hedge funds
7 95 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
8 90 (3.82%) User Experience
9 72 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
10 66 (2.80%) Mobile App
11 48 (2.04%) Cloud Native
12 47 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 42 (1.78%) Public Cloud
14 39 (1.65%) Fixed Income
15 38 (1.61%) Data Centre
15 38 (1.61%) Derivative
16 32 (1.36%) Virtual Team
17 31 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
17 31 (1.32%) Robotics
17 31 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 367 (15.57%) Linux
2 251 (10.65%) Windows
3 76 (3.22%) Unix
4 61 (2.59%) Android
5 56 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 55 (2.33%) Windows Server
7 39 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (1.36%) Windows Server 2016
9 18 (0.76%) Windows 10
10 15 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (0.51%) CentOS
11 12 (0.51%) Ubuntu
11 12 (0.51%) VMS
12 10 (0.42%) Debian
13 9 (0.38%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
14 7 (0.30%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.21%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.17%) Robot Operating System
17 2 (0.085%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 772 (32.75%) Software Engineering
2 693 (29.40%) Agile Software Development
3 547 (23.21%) Mathematics
4 382 (16.21%) Problem-Solving
5 331 (14.04%) DevOps
6 280 (11.88%) OO
7 262 (11.12%) Scrum
8 245 (10.39%) Analytics
9 237 (10.06%) Physics
10 226 (9.59%) Microservices
11 224 (9.50%) Machine Learning
12 221 (9.38%) TDD
13 214 (9.08%) Test Automation
14 187 (7.93%) Project Management
15 186 (7.89%) Fintech
16 168 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
16 168 (7.13%) Data Science
17 167 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
18 152 (6.45%) Artificial Intelligence
18 152 (6.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 738 (31.31%) Python
2 700 (29.70%) SQL
3 675 (28.64%) Java
4 552 (23.42%) C#
5 541 (22.95%) JavaScript
6 388 (16.46%) C++
7 176 (7.47%) C
8 98 (4.16%) R
9 91 (3.86%) PowerShell
10 88 (3.73%) TypeScript
11 81 (3.44%) Scala
12 76 (3.22%) PHP
13 69 (2.93%) T-SQL
14 64 (2.72%) Go
15 62 (2.63%) Bash Shell
16 59 (2.50%) Ruby
17 48 (2.04%) Java 8
18 45 (1.91%) MATLAB
19 44 (1.87%) Shell Script
20 38 (1.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,809 (76.75%) Degree
2 1,058 (44.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 162 (6.87%) Master's Degree
4 116 (4.92%) PhD
5 71 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (2.55%) Security Cleared
7 58 (2.46%) CISSP
8 46 (1.95%) Numerate Degree
9 44 (1.87%) CCNA
9 44 (1.87%) CISM
10 43 (1.82%) CISA
11 41 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 26 (1.10%) SC Cleared
13 24 (1.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 24 (1.02%) CCSP
13 24 (1.02%) DV Cleared
14 21 (0.89%) ISTQB
15 18 (0.76%) AWS Certification
16 17 (0.72%) HNC
16 17 (0.72%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (5.85%) QA
2 52 (2.21%) SLA
3 45 (1.91%) GDPR
4 26 (1.10%) NIST
5 20 (0.85%) Data Quality
6 18 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.38%) PMO
9 9 (0.38%) Solvency II
10 7 (0.30%) MiFID
11 6 (0.25%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.21%) PMBOK
13 4 (0.17%) ISO 13485
14 3 (0.13%) EMIR
14 3 (0.13%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.13%) IEC 62304
14 3 (0.13%) UCITS
15 2 (0.085%) DICOM
System Software
1 227 (9.63%) Docker
2 70 (2.97%) Active Directory
3 58 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 22 (0.93%) Firmware
6 19 (0.81%) HDFS
7 11 (0.47%) XenApp
8 9 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 8 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.30%) KVM
10 7 (0.30%) Xen
11 6 (0.25%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.25%) Ceph
11 6 (0.25%) RHEV
12 5 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.17%) LXC
14 3 (0.13%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.13%) vSphere
15 2 (0.085%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.085%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 193 (8.19%) Kubernetes
2 92 (3.90%) Ansible
3 80 (3.39%) Terraform
4 50 (2.12%) Puppet
5 34 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (0.55%) vCenter Server
7 12 (0.51%) SCCM
8 11 (0.47%) Kibana
8 11 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
9 10 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (0.42%) Prometheus
10 8 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
10 8 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
11 6 (0.25%) Data Guard
11 6 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
11 6 (0.25%) Proxmox
11 6 (0.25%) WSUS
12 5 (0.21%) CloudHub
12 5 (0.21%) CSIRT
12 5 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 319 (13.53%) Microsoft
2 84 (3.56%) Google
3 79 (3.35%) Oracle
4 72 (3.05%) VMware
5 68 (2.89%) SAP
6 63 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
7 43 (1.82%) Cisco
8 33 (1.40%) IBM
9 26 (1.10%) Databricks
10 21 (0.89%) HP
11 17 (0.72%) Citrix
11 17 (0.72%) ServiceNow
11 17 (0.72%) Talend
12 15 (0.64%) CheckPoint
13 13 (0.55%) Autodesk
14 12 (0.51%) Atlassian
15 11 (0.47%) Dell
15 11 (0.47%) Siebel
15 11 (0.47%) Splunk
16 10 (0.42%) Sophos