Published: 26 January 2022

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.

We aim to produce highly employable graduates who will be capable of filling the current technology skills-gap in the industry. 92 per cent of our computer science graduates are in work or further education 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes report 2021). This was a key factor in Surrey being named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Time and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

"By the end of my placement, I had implemented a variety of complex features in a large software product that’s used by businesses all over the world, which felt like a huge achievement."

Chris Duek, BSc Computer Science

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.

"I spent my Professional Training year at Withers LLP in London, having first found the opportunity on the Surrey jobs database. Everyone at the company was welcoming and helpful and I learnt a bunch of stuff and, best of all, had a blast! "

– Claudia Baturone, BSc Computing and Information Technology

"I currently work as a Software Developer at IBM, developing and enhancing the IBM MQ product... My degree has given me both the technical and soft skills in order to be successful in my role and be comfortable with the challenges that arise as part of the daily work."

– Vasily Shcherbinin, BSc Computer Science

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

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