Published: 24 January 2024

Top jobs with a computer science degree

Find out what you could do with a degree in computer science and discover some of the jobs Surrey computer science graduates have secured over the past few years.

Computer science skills form the basis of careers in many dynamic and exciting sectors, such as technology, business, finance, health and the games industry. Our computer science programmes are designed to prepare you to work at the cutting edge of computer science and its applications, and our graduates can take many routes into rewarding careers. Our employability record speaks for itself: 95 per cent of our computer science graduates are in work or further education, earning an average salary of £37,588 (Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA).

Many of our students boost their employability by taking advantage of our exceptional Professional Training placement programme, which enables you to spend a year gaining valuable work experience with a relevant company, and often leads to a job offer on graduation. This is one reason why we were awarded Best University Careers/Employability Service at the National University Employability Awards 2022.

Careers with a computer science degree

Employers are increasingly seeking people with a broad range of skills that encompass management and leadership, as well as technical ability. Our programmes produce graduates with this well-rounded skillset of strong academic knowledge and Professional Training.

Jobs directly related to a computer science degree include:

  • Cyber security analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Software engineer
  • Systems analysts
  • UX designer
  • Web developer.

However, a degree in computer science will also enable you to gain skills that would be highly relevant in other, more unexpected roles. These include:

  • Digital copywriter
  • Network engineer
  • PPC specialist
  • Supply chain manager
  • Telecommunications researcher
  • Web content manager.

Computer science graduate jobs

In recent years, our computer science graduates have secured roles including:

  • Software Engineer, Xceptor
  • Computer Programmer, Stanhope-Seta
  • Technology Associate, Morgan Stanley
  • Forensic Data Analyst, PwC
  • Technical Architecture Consultant, Accenture UK Ltd
  • Analyst Programmer, Avco Systems Ltd
  • Software Developer, ID Business Solution
  • Testing & Continuous Delivery Architecture, Vodafone
  • Associate Development Engineer, Sky.

Discover more about our computer science degrees, our award-winning Professional Training placement scheme and student life at Surrey.

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