Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 35 31
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +20
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 10,731 10,349 13,265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.13% 5.89% 6.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.69% 14.50% 14.86%
Number of salaries quoted 8,532 8,744 11,005
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,750 £23,850
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%

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 73,028 71,393 89,265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.70% 40.65% 42.34%
Number of salaries quoted 57,365 58,377 71,695
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,750 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.59% - +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 17 February 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 17 February 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 +1 10,240 £50,000 +5.26% 1,680
UK excluding London +4 5,811 £40,000 - 1,022
London -2 4,823 £60,000 +4.35% 753
South East +6 2,222 £40,000 - 312
East of England +4 1,331 £50,000 +25.00% 236
North of England -27 711 £40,000 +6.67% 118
Midlands +2 657 £35,000 - 149
South West -5 506 £40,000 - 111
North West -27 469 £40,000 +3.23% 83
West Midlands +12 387 £32,750 -6.43% 89
East Midlands -9 279 £35,000 -6.67% 59
Scotland -14 253 £40,000 -11.11% 56
Yorkshire -16 188 £40,000 +6.67% 22
Wales +9 87 £32,000 -9.86% 28
Northern Ireland +7 63 £35,000 -26.32% 13
North East -24 54 £37,500 - 13
Isle of Man - 1 £40,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 8,338 (77.70%) Degree
2 4,504 (41.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 3,819 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
4 3,231 (30.11%) Java
5 3,007 (28.02%) Software Engineering
6 2,974 (27.71%) SQL
7 2,652 (24.71%) Mathematics
8 2,567 (23.92%) C#
9 2,563 (23.88%) JavaScript
10 2,422 (22.57%) Python
11 2,412 (22.48%) Finance
12 2,110 (19.66%) C++
13 1,986 (18.51%) Linux
14 1,913 (17.83%) .NET
15 1,746 (16.27%) HTML
16 1,581 (14.73%) Windows
17 1,503 (14.01%) SQL Server
18 1,457 (13.58%) CSS
19 1,412 (13.16%) OO
20 1,409 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
21 1,344 (12.52%) Microsoft
22 1,328 (12.38%) Scrum
23 1,234 (11.50%) TDD
24 1,204 (11.22%) AngularJS
25 1,150 (10.72%) Physics
26 1,111 (10.35%) Amazon AWS
27 1,100 (10.25%) MVC
28 1,023 (9.53%) C
29 969 (9.03%) Test Automation
29 969 (9.03%) SDLC

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
1 352 (3.28%) Apache Spark
2 341 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
3 237 (2.21%) Apache
4 171 (1.59%) Tomcat
5 168 (1.57%) IIS
6 153 (1.43%) SAS
7 140 (1.30%) CMS
8 108 (1.01%) SharePoint
9 106 (0.99%) Confluence
9 106 (0.99%) MS Exchange
10 104 (0.97%) OpenStack
11 101 (0.94%) JBoss
12 88 (0.82%) Apache Solr
13 67 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 67 (0.62%) WebSphere
14 64 (0.60%) WebLogic
15 60 (0.56%) Apache Pig
16 59 (0.55%) nginx
17 57 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
18 46 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 292 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
2 277 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 111 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 110 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 53 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
5 53 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
6 28 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 28 (0.26%) SPSS
7 12 (0.11%) Mathematica
8 10 (0.093%) Acrobat
8 10 (0.093%) Weka
9 9 (0.084%) GNU Octave
10 8 (0.075%) Stata
11 7 (0.065%) Maya
12 6 (0.056%) Chatbot
13 5 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
13 5 (0.047%) AutoCAD
13 5 (0.047%) InfoPath
14 4 (0.037%) Doxygen
14 4 (0.037%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 50 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.27%) Magento
3 27 (0.25%) NetSuite
4 21 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
5 18 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 18 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 11 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
7 10 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.093%) SAP CO
7 10 (0.093%) SAP FI
7 10 (0.093%) SAP FI/CO
8 9 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.084%) SAP Hybris
9 8 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
10 7 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.065%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 7 (0.065%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.056%) MultiChain
11 6 (0.056%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 6 (0.056%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1,111 (10.35%) Amazon AWS
2 724 (6.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 336 (3.13%) SaaS
4 215 (2.00%) GitHub
5 141 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
6 116 (1.08%) Office 365
7 115 (1.07%) PaaS
8 102 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
8 102 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
9 67 (0.62%) Amazon S3
10 57 (0.53%) IaaS
11 45 (0.42%) Serverless
12 42 (0.39%) Force.com
13 41 (0.38%) npm
14 33 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 33 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
15 30 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
16 26 (0.24%) OpenShift
17 25 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 24 (0.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 360 (3.35%) Firewall
2 355 (3.31%) TCP/IP
3 341 (3.18%) Internet
4 240 (2.24%) DNS
5 192 (1.79%) HTTP
6 175 (1.63%) DHCP
7 171 (1.59%) WAN
8 143 (1.33%) VPN
9 142 (1.32%) Network Security
10 135 (1.26%) Wireless
11 132 (1.23%) LAN
12 86 (0.80%) Ethernet
13 80 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
13 80 (0.75%) SAN
14 72 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
15 66 (0.62%) BGP
16 64 (0.60%) MPLS
17 61 (0.57%) OSPF
18 57 (0.53%) Broadband
18 57 (0.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,503 (14.01%) SQL Server
2 719 (6.70%) Big Data
3 659 (6.14%) NoSQL
4 612 (5.70%) Relational Database
5 595 (5.54%) MySQL
6 559 (5.21%) MongoDB
7 375 (3.49%) Hadoop
8 279 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
9 220 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
10 211 (1.97%) Oracle Database
11 189 (1.76%) RDBMS
12 167 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
13 160 (1.49%) Apache Hive
14 141 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 130 (1.21%) Data Mining
16 126 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 122 (1.14%) Redis
18 120 (1.12%) HBase
19 99 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
20 95 (0.89%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 914 (8.52%) Git (software)
2 483 (4.50%) Jenkins
3 416 (3.88%) JIRA
4 370 (3.45%) Visual Studio
5 361 (3.36%) Selenium
6 286 (2.67%) Subversion
7 241 (2.25%) Maven
8 234 (2.18%) JUnit
9 189 (1.76%) Cucumber
10 188 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
11 179 (1.67%) NUnit
12 146 (1.36%) TeamCity
13 132 (1.23%) Eclipse
14 118 (1.10%) MSTest
15 105 (0.98%) Moq
16 103 (0.96%) WebDriver
17 78 (0.73%) Gradle
18 75 (0.70%) Jasmine
19 73 (0.68%) JMeter
20 72 (0.67%) Ant
General
1 2,412 (22.48%) Finance
2 881 (8.21%) Banking
3 436 (4.06%) Games
4 434 (4.04%) Marketing
5 402 (3.75%) Electronics
6 393 (3.66%) Investment Banking
7 377 (3.51%) Retail
8 372 (3.47%) Telecoms
9 281 (2.62%) Front Office
10 212 (1.98%) Advertising
11 210 (1.96%) Retail Banking
12 168 (1.57%) Financial Institution
13 159 (1.48%) Legal
14 152 (1.42%) Manufacturing
15 116 (1.08%) Automotive
16 101 (0.94%) Law
17 82 (0.76%) German Language
18 76 (0.71%) French Language
19 65 (0.61%) Publishing
20 59 (0.55%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4,424 (41.23%) Developer
2 1,542 (14.37%) Software Engineer
3 1,250 (11.65%) Graduate
4 1,093 (10.19%) Java Developer
5 947 (8.82%) Analyst
6 895 (8.34%) Software Developer
7 869 (8.10%) Junior
8 808 (7.53%) Senior Developer
9 769 (7.17%) C# Developer
10 689 (6.42%) .NET Developer
11 655 (6.10%) Graduate Developer
12 584 (5.44%) C++ Software Engineer
13 564 (5.26%) Junior Developer
14 503 (4.69%) Architect
15 370 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
16 352 (3.28%) Consultant
17 331 (3.08%) JavaScript Developer
18 300 (2.80%) Java Engineer
19 298 (2.78%) Graduate Software Engineer
20 293 (2.73%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,913 (17.83%) .NET
2 1,746 (16.27%) HTML
3 1,457 (13.58%) CSS
4 1,204 (11.22%) AngularJS
5 948 (8.83%) ASP.NET
6 906 (8.44%) Web Services
7 731 (6.81%) jQuery
8 680 (6.34%) HTML5
9 671 (6.25%) REST
10 654 (6.09%) XML
11 629 (5.86%) Spring
12 558 (5.20%) RESTful
13 545 (5.08%) React
14 493 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC
15 484 (4.51%) Node.js
16 475 (4.43%) .NET Framework
17 400 (3.73%) WCF
18 382 (3.56%) ASP.NET Web API
19 364 (3.39%) JSON
20 351 (3.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1,409 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
2 954 (8.89%) Algorithms
3 546 (5.09%) Management Information System
4 477 (4.45%) Fintech
5 474 (4.42%) User Experience
6 445 (4.15%) Greenfield Project
7 402 (3.75%) Data Structures
8 320 (2.98%) Hedge funds
9 308 (2.87%) Mobile App
10 304 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
11 251 (2.34%) Data Centre
12 166 (1.55%) Client/Server
13 120 (1.12%) Robotics
14 117 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
15 116 (1.08%) Fixed Income
16 115 (1.07%) Equities
17 102 (0.95%) Derivative
18 101 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
19 100 (0.93%) Public Cloud
20 99 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1,986 (18.51%) Linux
2 1,581 (14.73%) Windows
3 661 (6.16%) Unix
4 346 (3.22%) Android
5 320 (2.98%) Windows Server
6 255 (2.38%) Apple iOS
7 136 (1.27%) Windows 10
8 119 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 116 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 110 (1.03%) Windows 7
11 83 (0.77%) CentOS
12 65 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
13 59 (0.55%) Mac OS
14 55 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 54 (0.50%) Ubuntu
16 51 (0.48%) Mac OS X
17 42 (0.39%) Debian
18 40 (0.37%) Solaris
19 31 (0.29%) Windows 8
19 31 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,819 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
2 3,007 (28.02%) Software Engineering
3 2,652 (24.71%) Mathematics
4 1,412 (13.16%) OO
5 1,328 (12.38%) Scrum
6 1,234 (11.50%) TDD
7 1,150 (10.72%) Physics
8 1,100 (10.25%) MVC
9 969 (9.03%) SDLC
9 969 (9.03%) Test Automation
10 888 (8.28%) Analytics
11 849 (7.91%) Machine Learning
12 794 (7.40%) Web Development
13 752 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
14 703 (6.55%) DevOps
15 659 (6.14%) Data Science
16 632 (5.89%) Open Source
17 582 (5.42%) Project Management
18 577 (5.38%) OOP
19 572 (5.33%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 3,231 (30.11%) Java
2 2,974 (27.71%) SQL
3 2,567 (23.92%) C#
4 2,563 (23.88%) JavaScript
5 2,422 (22.57%) Python
6 2,110 (19.66%) C++
7 1,023 (9.53%) C
8 574 (5.35%) PHP
9 455 (4.24%) Ruby
10 382 (3.56%) R
11 355 (3.31%) Scala
12 274 (2.55%) T-SQL
13 269 (2.51%) Perl
14 265 (2.47%) MATLAB
15 247 (2.30%) Bash Shell
16 231 (2.15%) PowerShell
17 166 (1.55%) Shell Script
18 164 (1.53%) Go
19 163 (1.52%) PL/SQL
20 135 (1.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8,338 (77.70%) Degree
2 4,504 (41.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 589 (5.49%) PhD
4 465 (4.33%) Master's Degree
5 294 (2.74%) Numerate Degree
6 269 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 207 (1.93%) Security Cleared
8 203 (1.89%) CISSP
9 172 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
10 131 (1.22%) CISM
11 125 (1.16%) MCSE
12 107 (1.00%) ISTQB
13 103 (0.96%) CCNA
14 95 (0.89%) SC Cleared
15 93 (0.87%) CISA
16 87 (0.81%) MCP
17 77 (0.72%) ISEB
18 64 (0.60%) CCNP
19 62 (0.58%) PMI Certification
20 60 (0.56%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 845 (7.87%) QA
2 119 (1.11%) SLA
3 97 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 59 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 53 (0.49%) GDPR
6 41 (0.38%) PMO
7 39 (0.36%) Data Quality
8 29 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 28 (0.26%) GCP
10 18 (0.17%) MISRA
11 17 (0.16%) COBIT
12 15 (0.14%) ECSS
13 14 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 11 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
14 11 (0.10%) Web Application Security Consortium
15 10 (0.093%) MiFID
16 9 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials
17 8 (0.075%) HIPAA
17 8 (0.075%) ISO 9001
17 8 (0.075%) SEPA
System Software
1 491 (4.58%) Docker
2 280 (2.61%) Active Directory
3 217 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 125 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 101 (0.94%) Firmware
6 97 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
7 90 (0.84%) XenApp
8 68 (0.63%) XenDesktop
9 55 (0.51%) vSphere
10 49 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 45 (0.42%) HDFS
12 38 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
12 38 (0.35%) XenServer
13 34 (0.32%) Apache Flume
14 26 (0.24%) iptables
15 23 (0.21%) Ceph
16 21 (0.20%) NFS
17 18 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
18 16 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 15 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 248 (2.31%) Ansible
2 208 (1.94%) Puppet
3 166 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
4 147 (1.37%) Kubernetes
5 87 (0.81%) Terraform
6 80 (0.75%) Kibana
7 64 (0.60%) Nagios
8 55 (0.51%) Salt
9 47 (0.44%) Nessus
10 42 (0.39%) QRadar
11 41 (0.38%) SCCM
12 36 (0.34%) CSIRT
13 34 (0.32%) SCVMM
14 33 (0.31%) Cacti
15 28 (0.26%) Grafana
15 28 (0.26%) logstash
16 27 (0.25%) Mesos
17 24 (0.22%) AirWatch
18 23 (0.21%) vCenter Server
19 21 (0.20%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1,344 (12.52%) Microsoft
2 915 (8.53%) Oracle
3 354 (3.30%) Google
4 294 (2.74%) VMware
5 262 (2.44%) Cisco
6 188 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
7 185 (1.72%) Citrix
8 148 (1.38%) Tableau
9 139 (1.30%) SAP
10 138 (1.29%) HP
11 92 (0.86%) Red Hat
12 83 (0.77%) IBM
13 70 (0.65%) Splunk
14 68 (0.63%) Atlassian
15 66 (0.62%) Sitecore
16 63 (0.59%) Twitter
17 58 (0.54%) Sybase
18 56 (0.52%) Xamarin
19 55 (0.51%) Dell
20 53 (0.49%) NetApp