Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 33 37
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 0
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 9,361 11,636 11,144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.72% 6.44% 5.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.95% 14.51% 13.89%
Number of salaries quoted 7,408 8,943 9,608
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.53% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 72,307 80,174 80,236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.20% 44.35% 42.27%
Number of salaries quoted 56,185 60,499 65,925
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -5 8,807 £50,000 +5.26% 1,882
UK excluding London -8 4,741 £42,500 +6.25% 1,148
London -1 4,478 £60,000 +3.45% 854
South East -8 1,790 £42,500 +6.25% 314
East of England -6 791 £45,000 +5.88% 272
North of England -13 656 £41,000 -3.53% 187
Midlands +11 587 £40,000 +17.65% 144
South West -13 522 £40,000 +3.90% 112
North West -10 410 £41,750 -7.22% 103
West Midlands +10 358 £37,000 +13.85% 84
Scotland -5 304 £43,750 +9.38% 64
East Midlands +4 227 £40,500 +24.62% 60
Yorkshire +37 226 £40,000 - 61
Wales +13 92 £41,000 +70.83% 26
Northern Ireland -15 38 £50,750 +35.33% 30
North East -67 19 £40,000 - 23
Channel Islands - 6 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 7,208 (77.00%) Degree
2 3,980 (42.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 3,172 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
4 3,086 (32.97%) Java
5 2,663 (28.45%) SQL
6 2,499 (26.70%) Software Engineering
7 2,386 (25.49%) C#
8 2,375 (25.37%) Finance
9 2,356 (25.17%) Mathematics
10 2,292 (24.48%) JavaScript
11 2,287 (24.43%) Python
12 1,732 (18.50%) Problem-Solving
13 1,643 (17.55%) .NET
14 1,548 (16.54%) Linux
15 1,512 (16.15%) HTML
16 1,439 (15.37%) C++
17 1,388 (14.83%) SQL Server
18 1,278 (13.65%) Analytical Skills
19 1,270 (13.57%) Amazon AWS
20 1,242 (13.27%) OO
21 1,241 (13.26%) CSS
22 1,154 (12.33%) Microsoft
23 1,092 (11.67%) Analytics
24 1,075 (11.48%) Test Automation
25 1,034 (11.05%) Physics
26 1,017 (10.86%) Windows
27 980 (10.47%) AngularJS
28 961 (10.27%) Microsoft Azure
29 942 (10.06%) Scrum
30 940 (10.04%) TDD

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
1 358 (3.82%) Apache Spark
2 294 (3.14%) Apache
3 223 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
4 221 (2.36%) Tomcat
5 153 (1.63%) SharePoint
6 145 (1.55%) Confluence
7 122 (1.30%) CMS
8 101 (1.08%) MS Exchange
8 101 (1.08%) WebSphere
9 93 (0.99%) SAS
10 78 (0.83%) nginx
11 73 (0.78%) JBoss
12 69 (0.74%) Ethereum
13 68 (0.73%) IIS
14 66 (0.71%) OpenStack
15 60 (0.64%) WebLogic
16 50 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
17 43 (0.46%) WordPress
18 40 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
19 36 (0.38%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 258 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
2 183 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 72 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 58 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 34 (0.36%) SPSS
6 30 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
8 10 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 10 (0.11%) Simulink
9 8 (0.085%) InVision
10 7 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.075%) GNU Octave
10 7 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.064%) SOLIDWORKS
11 6 (0.064%) Stata
11 6 (0.064%) Weka
12 4 (0.043%) Camtasia
12 4 (0.043%) Doxygen
12 4 (0.043%) FrameMaker
13 3 (0.032%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 85 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.54%) thinkFolio
3 31 (0.33%) Distributed Ledger
4 25 (0.27%) Ripple
5 24 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
6 21 (0.22%) Magento
7 16 (0.17%) NetSuite
8 11 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
8 11 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
8 11 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.085%) Eloqua
9 8 (0.085%) HFM
9 8 (0.085%) Oracle Applications
9 8 (0.085%) Oracle CRM
9 8 (0.085%) Relativity
9 8 (0.085%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 8 (0.085%) TrackWise
10 7 (0.075%) SAP HR
10 7 (0.075%) Temenos T24
10 7 (0.075%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1,270 (13.57%) Amazon AWS
2 961 (10.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 239 (2.55%) SaaS
4 213 (2.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 203 (2.17%) GitHub
6 165 (1.76%) Office 365
7 155 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
8 152 (1.62%) PaaS
9 100 (1.07%) Serverless
10 84 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
11 83 (0.89%) IaaS
12 66 (0.71%) Amazon S3
13 53 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
14 48 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
15 47 (0.50%) OpenShift
16 46 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
17 43 (0.46%) npm
18 42 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
19 33 (0.35%) Google Analytics
20 31 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 406 (4.34%) Firewall
2 229 (2.45%) TCP/IP
3 206 (2.20%) Internet
4 173 (1.85%) HTTP
5 165 (1.76%) WAN
6 152 (1.62%) LAN
7 132 (1.41%) Network Security
8 118 (1.26%) DNS
9 117 (1.25%) VPN
10 104 (1.11%) Wireless
11 94 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
12 71 (0.76%) SAN
13 64 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
14 63 (0.67%) SSL
15 62 (0.66%) Ethernet
16 58 (0.62%) DHCP
16 58 (0.62%) WebEx
17 57 (0.61%) OSPF
18 56 (0.60%) VoIP
19 47 (0.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,388 (14.83%) SQL Server
2 713 (7.62%) Big Data
3 611 (6.53%) MySQL
4 607 (6.48%) Relational Database
5 590 (6.30%) NoSQL
6 400 (4.27%) MongoDB
7 381 (4.07%) Hadoop
8 248 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
9 233 (2.49%) Blockchain
10 211 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
11 178 (1.90%) RDBMS
12 160 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 149 (1.59%) Apache Hive
14 128 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 127 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
16 110 (1.18%) Power BI
17 107 (1.14%) Redis
18 99 (1.06%) Oracle Database
19 90 (0.96%) Data Mining
19 90 (0.96%) HBase
Development Applications
1 940 (10.04%) Git (software)
2 492 (5.26%) JIRA
3 437 (4.67%) Jenkins
4 335 (3.58%) Visual Studio
5 280 (2.99%) Subversion
6 249 (2.66%) Maven
7 240 (2.56%) Selenium
8 213 (2.28%) JUnit
9 176 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 134 (1.43%) Eclipse
11 105 (1.12%) Gradle
12 102 (1.09%) Cucumber
13 91 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
14 87 (0.93%) TeamCity
15 76 (0.81%) Ant
16 72 (0.77%) NUnit
17 71 (0.76%) Bitbucket
18 70 (0.75%) WebDriver
19 69 (0.74%) webpack
20 63 (0.67%) gulp
General
1 2,375 (25.37%) Finance
2 750 (8.01%) Banking
3 451 (4.82%) Games
4 380 (4.06%) Marketing
5 336 (3.59%) Front Office
6 311 (3.32%) Investment Banking
7 297 (3.17%) Electronics
8 289 (3.09%) Retail
9 261 (2.79%) Telecoms
10 215 (2.30%) Financial Institution
11 184 (1.97%) Manufacturing
12 134 (1.43%) French Language
13 131 (1.40%) Advertising
14 127 (1.36%) German Language
15 123 (1.31%) Law
16 118 (1.26%) Automotive
17 116 (1.24%) Publishing
18 109 (1.16%) Legal
19 81 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
20 68 (0.73%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3,853 (41.16%) Developer
2 1,239 (13.24%) Graduate
3 1,010 (10.79%) Software Engineer
4 995 (10.63%) Java Developer
5 795 (8.49%) Analyst
6 734 (7.84%) Graduate Developer
6 734 (7.84%) Software Developer
7 696 (7.44%) Junior
8 625 (6.68%) C# Developer
9 570 (6.09%) Senior Developer
10 503 (5.37%) .NET Developer
11 493 (5.27%) Architect
12 478 (5.11%) Junior Developer
13 448 (4.79%) Consultant
14 293 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
15 266 (2.84%) Python Developer
16 248 (2.65%) Data Scientist
17 231 (2.47%) Graduate Software Developer
18 202 (2.16%) Full Stack Developer
19 200 (2.14%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,643 (17.55%) .NET
2 1,512 (16.15%) HTML
3 1,241 (13.26%) CSS
4 980 (10.47%) AngularJS
5 891 (9.52%) Web Services
6 661 (7.06%) ASP.NET
7 578 (6.17%) HTML5
8 577 (6.16%) RESTful
9 570 (6.09%) React
10 563 (6.01%) Spring
11 502 (5.36%) jQuery
12 481 (5.14%) Node.js
13 424 (4.53%) XML
14 423 (4.52%) REST
15 333 (3.56%) .NET Framework
16 283 (3.02%) ASP.NET Web API
17 269 (2.87%) CSS3
18 251 (2.68%) JSON
19 245 (2.62%) Hibernate
20 227 (2.42%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 1,278 (13.65%) Analytical Skills
2 771 (8.24%) Algorithms
3 597 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
4 577 (6.16%) User Experience
5 450 (4.81%) Data Structures
6 438 (4.68%) Management Information System
7 428 (4.57%) Fintech
8 353 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
9 319 (3.41%) Hedge funds
10 300 (3.20%) Mobile App
11 237 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
12 223 (2.38%) Fixed Income
13 216 (2.31%) Data Centre
14 203 (2.17%) Derivative
15 151 (1.61%) Equities
16 146 (1.56%) Public Cloud
17 132 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 128 (1.37%) Virtual Team
19 104 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
20 95 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,548 (16.54%) Linux
2 1,017 (10.86%) Windows
3 492 (5.26%) Unix
4 261 (2.79%) Android
5 212 (2.26%) Apple iOS
6 185 (1.98%) Windows Server
7 76 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 71 (0.76%) Windows 7
9 63 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 62 (0.66%) Windows 10
11 61 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 58 (0.62%) Mac OS X
13 52 (0.56%) CentOS
14 50 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
15 35 (0.37%) Ubuntu
16 29 (0.31%) Debian
17 22 (0.24%) Solaris
18 20 (0.21%) AIX
18 20 (0.21%) CoreOS
19 18 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,172 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
2 2,499 (26.70%) Software Engineering
3 2,356 (25.17%) Mathematics
4 1,732 (18.50%) Problem-Solving
5 1,242 (13.27%) OO
6 1,092 (11.67%) Analytics
7 1,075 (11.48%) Test Automation
8 1,034 (11.05%) Physics
9 942 (10.06%) Scrum
10 940 (10.04%) TDD
11 860 (9.19%) Continuous Integration
12 834 (8.91%) Machine Learning
13 788 (8.42%) DevOps
14 677 (7.23%) SDLC
15 666 (7.11%) MVC
16 614 (6.56%) Data Science
17 593 (6.33%) Web Development
18 578 (6.17%) Microservices
19 573 (6.12%) Project Management
20 527 (5.63%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3,086 (32.97%) Java
2 2,663 (28.45%) SQL
3 2,386 (25.49%) C#
4 2,292 (24.48%) JavaScript
5 2,287 (24.43%) Python
6 1,439 (15.37%) C++
7 725 (7.74%) C
8 562 (6.00%) PHP
9 359 (3.84%) Ruby
10 329 (3.51%) R
11 325 (3.47%) Scala
12 296 (3.16%) Perl
13 272 (2.91%) Bash Shell
14 261 (2.79%) Java 8
15 259 (2.77%) PowerShell
16 238 (2.54%) T-SQL
17 223 (2.38%) TypeScript
18 196 (2.09%) Shell Script
19 188 (2.01%) Go
20 137 (1.46%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7,208 (77.00%) Degree
2 3,980 (42.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 488 (5.21%) PhD
4 419 (4.48%) Master's Degree
5 263 (2.81%) Security Cleared
6 247 (2.64%) Numerate Degree
7 173 (1.85%) CISSP
8 159 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 155 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
10 121 (1.29%) SC Cleared
11 112 (1.20%) ISTQB
12 108 (1.15%) MCSE
13 93 (0.99%) CCNP
14 89 (0.95%) ISEB
15 85 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
16 76 (0.81%) PMI Certification
17 75 (0.80%) CISM
18 73 (0.78%) CCNA
19 68 (0.73%) DV Cleared
20 64 (0.68%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 659 (7.04%) QA
2 164 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 155 (1.66%) GDPR
4 102 (1.09%) SLA
5 84 (0.90%) Data Quality
6 52 (0.56%) PCI DSS
7 42 (0.45%) PMO
8 35 (0.37%) COBIT
9 28 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 19 (0.20%) MISRA
11 17 (0.18%) GPG13
11 17 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 16 (0.17%) SAS 70
13 15 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 14 (0.15%) ISO 9001
15 12 (0.13%) ECSS
16 11 (0.12%) IEC 61131
16 11 (0.12%) MiFID
17 10 (0.11%) MISRA C
18 9 (0.096%) DO-178B
System Software
1 623 (6.66%) Docker
2 311 (3.32%) Active Directory
3 216 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 75 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 66 (0.71%) Firmware
6 58 (0.62%) HDFS
7 38 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
8 30 (0.32%) vSphere
9 29 (0.31%) Apache Flume
10 28 (0.30%) iptables
11 27 (0.29%) VirtualBox
12 23 (0.25%) Ceph
13 16 (0.17%) XenApp
14 14 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 14 (0.15%) Xen
15 13 (0.14%) NFS
15 13 (0.14%) VMware NSX
16 12 (0.13%) KVM
17 8 (0.085%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 322 (3.44%) Kubernetes
2 275 (2.94%) Ansible
3 213 (2.28%) Puppet
4 168 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 127 (1.36%) Terraform
6 64 (0.68%) SCCM
7 49 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
8 46 (0.49%) Salt
9 42 (0.45%) Kibana
10 33 (0.35%) Grafana
10 33 (0.35%) Packer
11 30 (0.32%) Consul
12 28 (0.30%) Nagios
13 24 (0.26%) vCenter Server
14 22 (0.24%) Graphite
15 19 (0.20%) Prometheus
16 18 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
16 18 (0.19%) Oozie
17 17 (0.18%) SCOM
17 17 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,154 (12.33%) Microsoft
2 697 (7.45%) Oracle
3 405 (4.33%) Google
4 304 (3.25%) VMware
5 234 (2.50%) Cisco
6 182 (1.94%) Tableau
7 173 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
8 170 (1.82%) SAP
9 139 (1.48%) IBM
10 118 (1.26%) Citrix
11 116 (1.24%) Red Hat
12 109 (1.16%) CheckPoint
13 86 (0.92%) HP
14 80 (0.85%) Splunk
15 71 (0.76%) F5
16 70 (0.75%) Xamarin
17 68 (0.73%) Apple
18 64 (0.68%) NetApp
19 60 (0.64%) Palo Alto
20 59 (0.63%) EMC