Period
to 25 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Computer Scientist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Scientist
UK
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1094 1182 1191
Rank change year-on-year +88 +9 +64
Permanent jobs requiring a Computer Scientist 8 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.004% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 7
UK median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £23,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% +110.53% -36.67%
10th Percentile £48,000 £42,500 £23,125
90th Percentile £77,625 £61,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary - £55,000 £23,750
% change year-on-year - +131.58% -36.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 142,649 170,674 164,382
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 113,432 139,623 136,465
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

Computer Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Computer Scientist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Scientist in the UK

Computer Scientist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Scientist.

Salary trend for Computer Scientist in the UK

Computer Scientist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Scientist over the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

Salary histogram for Computer Scientist in the UK

Computer Scientist
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Scientist within the UK over the 6 months to 25 April 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 +90 8 £65,000 +18.18% 1
London - 8 £65,000 -

Computer Scientist Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, Computer Scientist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Computer Scientist in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Computer Vision
2 7 (87.50%) Deep Learning
2 7 (87.50%) Python
2 7 (87.50%) PhD
3 6 (75.00%) C++
3 6 (75.00%) Machine Learning
3 6 (75.00%) TensorFlow
4 5 (62.50%) Caffe
4 5 (62.50%) OpenCV
5 4 (50.00%) Artificial Intelligence
5 4 (50.00%) MATLAB
6 2 (25.00%) Data Science
6 2 (25.00%) Keras
7 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
7 1 (12.50%) Retail
7 1 (12.50%) Degree
7 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
7 1 (12.50%) Linux
7 1 (12.50%) OCR

Computer Scientist Skill Set
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:

General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) TensorFlow
2 5 (62.50%) Caffe
2 5 (62.50%) OpenCV
3 2 (25.00%) Keras
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Computer Vision
2 7 (87.50%) Deep Learning
3 6 (75.00%) Machine Learning
4 4 (50.00%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) Data Science
6 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (12.50%) OCR
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Python
2 6 (75.00%) C++
3 4 (50.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) PhD
2 1 (12.50%) Degree