Period
to 29 July 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 54 122 108
Rank change year-on-year +68 -14 +7
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 1,207 125 244
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 5.28% 2.31% 3.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.61% 2.48% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 718 99 222
10th Percentile £36,250 £22,800 £30,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £31,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +41.18% -15.00% -6.98%
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £91,625 £89,000 £87,375
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 WFH option and a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 21,505 5,047 7,638
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 94.14% 93.17% 94.04%
Number of salaries quoted 17,088 4,365 6,627
10th Percentile £36,000 £35,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
75th Percentile £75,500 £73,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Computer Science
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Computer Science as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Computer Science trend for jobs with a WFH option

Computer Science
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Computer Science.

Computer Science salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Computer Science
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Computer Science over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Computer Science salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, Computer Science 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 jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Computer Science.

1 953 (78.96%) Degree
2 567 (46.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 464 (38.44%) Agile Software Development
4 381 (31.57%) JavaScript
5 365 (30.24%) Social Skills
6 358 (29.66%) SQL
7 329 (27.26%) Java
8 290 (24.03%) Software Engineering
9 286 (23.70%) Python
10 244 (20.22%) Mathematics
11 223 (18.48%) AWS
12 218 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
13 210 (17.40%) C#
14 206 (17.07%) Azure
15 196 (16.24%) React
16 188 (15.58%) .NET
17 185 (15.33%) DevOps
18 179 (14.83%) Docker
19 178 (14.75%) Git (software)
20 171 (14.17%) Full Stack Development
21 159 (13.17%) Finance
22 156 (12.92%) Statistics
23 153 (12.68%) Pharmaceutical
24 149 (12.34%) CSS
25 146 (12.10%) HTML
25 146 (12.10%) Microsoft
26 144 (11.93%) Linux
27 143 (11.85%) Microservices
28 138 (11.43%) Analytics
28 138 (11.43%) Scrum

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 113 (9.36%) SAS
2 36 (2.98%) Elasticsearch
3 30 (2.49%) Apache Spark
3 30 (2.49%) Confluence
4 29 (2.40%) SharePoint
5 22 (1.82%) CMS
6 17 (1.41%) Documentum
7 16 (1.33%) Apache
7 16 (1.33%) IIS
8 7 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
8 7 (0.58%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.50%) Oracle Spatial
9 6 (0.50%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.41%) nginx
11 4 (0.33%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.25%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.17%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.17%) Ethereum
13 2 (0.17%) WordPress
14 1 (0.083%) GeoServer
Applications
1 20 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.66%) InVision
3 8 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.50%) Figma
4 6 (0.50%) Marvel
4 6 (0.50%) Sketch
4 6 (0.50%) UserZoom
5 5 (0.41%) Windchill
6 4 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.17%) GIMP
7 2 (0.17%) SPSS
7 2 (0.17%) Weka
8 1 (0.083%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.083%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (0.91%) Oracle Clinical
2 10 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.75%) TrackWise
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.17%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.083%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.083%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 223 (18.48%) AWS
2 206 (17.07%) Azure
3 126 (10.44%) SaaS
4 79 (6.55%) GCP
5 56 (4.64%) Serverless
6 46 (3.81%) GitHub
7 33 (2.73%) Amazon S3
8 32 (2.65%) Power Platform
8 32 (2.65%) Veeva
9 27 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (1.66%) Azure Logic Apps
11 19 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
12 17 (1.41%) Azure Functions
12 17 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
13 14 (1.16%) Azure Data Factory
14 13 (1.08%) PaaS
15 12 (0.99%) Firebase
16 11 (0.91%) Microsoft 365
16 11 (0.91%) PowerApps
17 10 (0.83%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.07%) TCP/IP
1 25 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
2 24 (1.99%) Wireless
3 23 (1.91%) Bluetooth
4 18 (1.49%) MQTT
5 17 (1.41%) Ethernet
6 16 (1.33%) Firewall
7 15 (1.24%) Broadband
8 14 (1.16%) Internet
9 13 (1.08%) FTP
10 9 (0.75%) SMS
11 8 (0.66%) ZigBee
12 6 (0.50%) Asterisk PBX
12 6 (0.50%) Modbus
13 4 (0.33%) 5G
13 4 (0.33%) MPLS
13 4 (0.33%) OSPF
13 4 (0.33%) SAN
13 4 (0.33%) VPN
14 3 (0.25%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 83 (6.88%) NoSQL
3 60 (4.97%) MySQL
4 58 (4.81%) Relational Database
5 55 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
6 41 (3.40%) Big Data
7 34 (2.82%) MongoDB
8 30 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (2.32%) Power BI
9 28 (2.32%) Redis
10 23 (1.91%) RDBMS
11 22 (1.82%) BigQuery
12 21 (1.74%) Tableau
13 20 (1.66%) Base SAS
13 20 (1.66%) Data Lake
14 19 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
14 19 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 18 (1.49%) Apache Hive
16 15 (1.24%) Hadoop
16 15 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 178 (14.75%) Git (software)
2 61 (5.05%) Jenkins
2 61 (5.05%) JIRA
3 27 (2.24%) Selenium
3 27 (2.24%) Visual Studio
4 25 (2.07%) Cucumber
4 25 (2.07%) Gradle
5 22 (1.82%) webpack
6 18 (1.49%) GitLab
7 15 (1.24%) Subversion
8 14 (1.16%) JUnit
8 14 (1.16%) Maven
9 13 (1.08%) IntelliJ
9 13 (1.08%) Mercurial
10 12 (0.99%) Cypress.io
11 11 (0.91%) Bitbucket
11 11 (0.91%) SpecFlow
12 10 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (0.66%) Ant
13 8 (0.66%) SonarQube
General
1 365 (30.24%) Social Skills
2 159 (13.17%) Finance
3 153 (12.68%) Pharmaceutical
4 137 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
5 60 (4.97%) Marketing
6 55 (4.56%) Retail
7 44 (3.65%) Games
8 38 (3.15%) Banking
9 36 (2.98%) Organisational Skills
10 35 (2.90%) French Language
11 27 (2.24%) German Language
11 27 (2.24%) Presentation Skills
12 24 (1.99%) Electronics
13 19 (1.57%) Telecoms
14 18 (1.49%) Legal
15 17 (1.41%) Italian Language
15 17 (1.41%) Spanish Language
16 15 (1.24%) Publishing
17 13 (1.08%) Public Sector
18 12 (0.99%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 513 (42.50%) Developer
2 115 (9.53%) Programmer
3 103 (8.53%) Software Engineer
4 86 (7.13%) React Developer
5 85 (7.04%) Senior Developer
6 82 (6.79%) Statistical Programmer
7 80 (6.63%) Full Stack Developer
8 75 (6.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 75 (6.21%) Java Developer
9 72 (5.97%) Software Developer
10 66 (5.47%) JavaScript Developer
11 64 (5.30%) Analyst
12 60 (4.97%) .NET Developer
13 59 (4.89%) Data Engineer
14 52 (4.31%) Senior Programmer
15 51 (4.23%) Architect
15 51 (4.23%) C# Developer
16 44 (3.65%) Android Developer
17 42 (3.48%) Angular Developer
17 42 (3.48%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (16.24%) React
2 188 (15.58%) .NET
3 149 (12.34%) CSS
4 146 (12.10%) HTML
5 130 (10.77%) Node.js
6 114 (9.44%) AngularJS
7 112 (9.28%) REST
8 73 (6.05%) Web Services
9 62 (5.14%) .NET Core
10 57 (4.72%) RESTful
11 55 (4.56%) ASP.NET
12 44 (3.65%) .NET Framework
13 40 (3.31%) Spring
14 38 (3.15%) Redux
15 35 (2.90%) jQuery
15 35 (2.90%) React Native
16 33 (2.73%) Sass
16 33 (2.73%) Vue.js
17 32 (2.65%) Django
18 31 (2.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 106 (8.78%) Mobile App
2 105 (8.70%) Life Science
3 74 (6.13%) User Experience
4 72 (5.97%) Algorithms
5 71 (5.88%) Management Information System
6 58 (4.81%) Data Structures
7 52 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
8 45 (3.73%) Biotechnology
9 41 (3.40%) Virtual Team
10 27 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
11 26 (2.15%) Legacy Systems
12 22 (1.82%) Client/Server
12 22 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
13 20 (1.66%) LIMS
14 15 (1.24%) Device Driver
15 13 (1.08%) Pharmacovigilance
16 11 (0.91%) Cloud Native
16 11 (0.91%) Data Centre
16 11 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
16 11 (0.91%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 144 (11.93%) Linux
2 103 (8.53%) Windows
3 83 (6.88%) Android
4 22 (1.82%) Unix
5 21 (1.74%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.24%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
7 9 (0.75%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.58%) SUSE
9 6 (0.50%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.25%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.083%) AIX
12 1 (0.083%) CentOS
12 1 (0.083%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.083%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.083%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (38.44%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (24.03%) Software Engineering
3 244 (20.22%) Mathematics
4 218 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
5 185 (15.33%) DevOps
6 171 (14.17%) Full Stack Development
7 156 (12.92%) Statistics
8 143 (11.85%) Microservices
9 138 (11.43%) Analytics
9 138 (11.43%) Scrum
10 137 (11.35%) Mentoring
11 126 (10.44%) TDD
12 117 (9.69%) Data Management
13 114 (9.44%) SDLC
14 109 (9.03%) OO
14 109 (9.03%) Test Automation
15 98 (8.12%) Data Science
16 95 (7.87%) Artificial Intelligence
17 89 (7.37%) Front End Development
18 80 (6.63%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 381 (31.57%) JavaScript
2 358 (29.66%) SQL
3 329 (27.26%) Java
4 286 (23.70%) Python
5 210 (17.40%) C#
6 122 (10.11%) C++
7 113 (9.36%) TypeScript
8 66 (5.47%) Scala
9 65 (5.39%) C
10 53 (4.39%) ES6
10 53 (4.39%) Kotlin
11 50 (4.14%) Go
12 48 (3.98%) R
13 41 (3.40%) PHP
13 41 (3.40%) Ruby
14 30 (2.49%) Bash Shell
15 28 (2.32%) VB
16 27 (2.24%) Embedded C++
17 24 (1.99%) Java 8
18 22 (1.82%) Gremlin
Qualifications
1 953 (78.96%) Degree
2 567 (46.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 58 (4.81%) Master's Degree
4 47 (3.89%) Numerate Degree
5 23 (1.91%) PhD
6 21 (1.74%) CISSP
6 21 (1.74%) Security Cleared
7 17 (1.41%) SC Cleared
8 14 (1.16%) AWS Certification
9 11 (0.91%) GIAC
9 11 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.66%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.66%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.66%) SANS
11 7 (0.58%) PMP
12 6 (0.50%) HND
12 6 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.50%) MCP
13 5 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (7.21%) QA
2 60 (4.97%) CDISC
3 32 (2.65%) Good Clinical Practice
4 25 (2.07%) Data Quality
5 18 (1.49%) GDPR
6 14 (1.16%) NIST
7 13 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.99%) Accessibility
9 8 (0.66%) NIST 800
10 7 (0.58%) COBIT
10 7 (0.58%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.41%) ISO 13485
12 4 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 3 (0.25%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.25%) SOC 2
14 2 (0.17%) HL7
14 2 (0.17%) IEC 61131
14 2 (0.17%) ISO 31000
14 2 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 179 (14.83%) Docker
2 24 (1.99%) Firmware
3 12 (0.99%) vSphere
4 11 (0.91%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.66%) HDFS
6 7 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.25%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.17%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.083%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.083%) KVM
9 1 (0.083%) NFS
9 1 (0.083%) Postfix
9 1 (0.083%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.083%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.083%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.083%) Xen
Systems Management
1 93 (7.71%) Kubernetes
2 44 (3.65%) Terraform
3 17 (1.41%) Ansible
4 9 (0.75%) Hadoop YARN
5 7 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
5 7 (0.58%) Grafana
5 7 (0.58%) Prometheus
5 7 (0.58%) Puppet
5 7 (0.58%) Rancher
6 6 (0.50%) FlexNet
7 4 (0.33%) HP ALM
7 4 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.17%) vRealize
8 2 (0.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 1 (0.083%) CASB
9 1 (0.083%) Consul
9 1 (0.083%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 146 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 68 (5.63%) Oracle
3 47 (3.89%) Google
4 25 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
5 21 (1.74%) SAP
6 15 (1.24%) Databricks
7 13 (1.08%) Apple
8 12 (0.99%) Atlassian
9 9 (0.75%) Cisco
9 9 (0.75%) JD Edwards
9 9 (0.75%) Xamarin
10 8 (0.66%) Qubit
11 7 (0.58%) VMware
12 6 (0.50%) ANSYS
12 6 (0.50%) Bloomberg
12 6 (0.50%) HP
12 6 (0.50%) OpenText
13 5 (0.41%) Dell
13 5 (0.41%) IBM
13 5 (0.41%) PTC