The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Economics in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Economics over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Economics
Rank 676 615 606
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -9
Permanent jobs citing Economics 219 329 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.71% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 175 237 220
Average salary £50,000 £51,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.91% +11.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £27,050 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £80,000 £70,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
44233 46035 43813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.39% 39.35% 40.30%
Number of salaries quoted 35155 36206 35302
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,625 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Economics
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Economics within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Economics Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Economics
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Economics within the UK.

Economics Salary Trend in the UK

Economics
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Economics over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 within the UK.

Economics Salary Histogram in the UK

Economics
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Economics within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -78 204 £50,000 -2.91% 41
London -40 137 £55,000 -4.34% 24
South East +15 48 £47,500 -9.52% 11
City of London -17 30 £43,000 -40.68% 6
Berkshire +14 16 £53,750 -17.30% 5
Hampshire - 10 £43,250 -
Surrey +12 8 £33,750 -35.71% 2
Middlesex +13 7 £65,000 +44.44%
Belfast - 7 - -
Northern Ireland - 7 - -
County Antrim - 7 - -
Reading +8 6 £53,750 - 4
Buckinghamshire -1 6 £22,500 -40.00%
Nottinghamshire - 5 £32,500 - 2
East Midlands - 5 £32,500 - 2
North West -30 4 £25,750 - 1
Nottingham - 4 £30,000 - 2
Scotland +9 3 £35,000 +40.00%
Edinburgh -2 3 £35,000 +40.00%
East of England -3 3 £37,500 +20.96%
South West -11 3 £42,500 +70.00% 1
Basingstoke - 3 £50,000 -
Bromley +20 2 £29,000 -17.14%
Manchester +6 2 £25,750 - 1
Milton Keynes -12 2 £22,750 -17.27%
Birmingham -18 2 £33,000 -18.51% 1
West Midlands -29 2 £33,000 -22.35% 1
Windsor - 2 £70,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £46,250 - 1
Merseyside - 2 - -

Economics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Economics also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Economics.

1 345 (78.59%) Degree
2 212 (48.29%) Mathematics
3 208 (47.38%) Finance
4 180 (41.00%) SQL
5 178 (40.55%) Analytics
6 177 (40.32%) Analytical Skills
7 159 (36.22%) Statistics
8 120 (27.33%) SAS
9 119 (27.11%) Computer Science
10 115 (26.20%) Marketing
11 95 (21.64%) Project Management
12 89 (20.27%) Business Intelligence
13 72 (16.40%) SPSS
14 67 (15.26%) Retail
14 67 (15.26%) Data Analysis
15 63 (14.35%) Banking
15 63 (14.35%) R
16 58 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
17 57 (12.98%) SAP
17 57 (12.98%) Physics
18 56 (12.76%) Business Analysis
19 53 (12.07%) MS Excel
19 53 (12.07%) Tableau
20 52 (11.85%) Python
20 52 (11.85%) VBA
21 48 (10.93%) Java
21 48 (10.93%) Data Mining
21 48 (10.93%) Operations Research
21 48 (10.93%) Visualisation
22 44 (10.02%) Big Data

Economics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Economics also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Economics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 120 (27.33%) SAS
2 13 (2.96%) Apache Pig
3 5 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.91%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.68%) K2 blackpearl
5 3 (0.68%) IIS
5 3 (0.68%) CMS
5 3 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (0.68%) Drupal
6 2 (0.46%) Apache
7 1 (0.23%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.23%) Confluence
7 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 72 (16.40%) SPSS
2 53 (12.07%) MS Excel
3 38 (8.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (7.29%) MS Office
5 6 (1.37%) CPLEX
6 5 (1.14%) PowerPivot
6 5 (1.14%) Stata
7 4 (0.91%) Vensim
8 3 (0.68%) Simulink
8 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.68%) GNU Octave
8 3 (0.68%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.46%) MS Project
10 1 (0.23%) Weka
Business Applications
1 21 (4.78%) HiInvest
1 21 (4.78%) HiPerformance
1 21 (4.78%) HiPortfolio
1 21 (4.78%) Decalog
1 21 (4.78%) LongView
1 21 (4.78%) LatentZero
1 21 (4.78%) MultiFonds
1 21 (4.78%) Front Arena
1 21 (4.78%) Beauchamp
1 21 (4.78%) PORTIA
1 21 (4.78%) thinkFolio
1 21 (4.78%) Eagle PACE
1 21 (4.78%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
1 21 (4.78%) Advent Moxy
1 21 (4.78%) Markit EDM
2 9 (2.05%) SAP InfiniteInsight
3 8 (1.82%) SAP WM
3 8 (1.82%) SAP PM
4 7 (1.59%) SAP AFS
5 5 (1.14%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.82%) Google Analytics
2 6 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.14%) Office 365
4 4 (0.91%) PaaS
4 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.68%) Terremark
5 3 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
5 3 (0.68%) IaaS
5 3 (0.68%) SaaS
6 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.05%) Broadband
2 8 (1.82%) Internet
3 6 (1.37%) WebEx
4 3 (0.68%) OpenFlow
4 3 (0.68%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (10.93%) Data Mining
2 44 (10.02%) Big Data
3 35 (7.97%) QlikView
4 33 (7.52%) Hadoop
5 32 (7.29%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (6.15%) SQL Server
7 17 (3.87%) Base SAS
7 17 (3.87%) Relational Database
8 13 (2.96%) BusinessObjects
9 12 (2.73%) Apache Hive
10 11 (2.51%) Data Mart
10 11 (2.51%) OLAP
11 10 (2.28%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (2.28%) Oracle Database
11 10 (2.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 9 (2.05%) SAS Enterprise Miner
13 7 (1.59%) Text Mining
14 6 (1.37%) MS Access
14 6 (1.37%) NoSQL
15 4 (0.91%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 5 (1.14%) JIRA
2 4 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.23%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.23%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.23%) MSTest
4 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.23%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
General
1 208 (47.38%) Finance
2 115 (26.20%) Marketing
3 67 (15.26%) Retail
4 63 (14.35%) Banking
5 36 (8.20%) Investment Banking
6 33 (7.52%) Telecoms
7 22 (5.01%) Manufacturing
8 18 (4.10%) Front Office
9 11 (2.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 11 (2.51%) Automotive
9 11 (2.51%) Law
10 10 (2.28%) Aerospace
11 9 (2.05%) Legal
12 8 (1.82%) Back Office
13 5 (1.14%) Games
14 4 (0.91%) Advertising
14 4 (0.91%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.91%) German Language
15 2 (0.46%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.46%) French Language
Job Titles
1 179 (40.77%) Analyst
2 64 (14.58%) Consultant
3 54 (12.30%) Business Analyst
4 47 (10.71%) Data Analyst
5 39 (8.88%) Developer
6 37 (8.43%) Graduate
7 34 (7.74%) Data Scientist
8 27 (6.15%) Architect
8 27 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
9 21 (4.78%) Solutions Architect
10 20 (4.56%) Insight Analyst
11 12 (2.73%) Functional Consultant
11 12 (2.73%) SAP Consultant
12 11 (2.51%) Market Analyst
13 10 (2.28%) Data Consultant
13 10 (2.28%) Programmer
13 10 (2.28%) Senior Consultant
14 8 (1.82%) Web Developer
14 8 (1.82%) Java Developer
14 8 (1.82%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.61%) .NET
2 15 (3.42%) HTML
3 13 (2.96%) CSS
4 8 (1.82%) J2EE
4 8 (1.82%) Struts
4 8 (1.82%) Spring
4 8 (1.82%) Struts2
5 7 (1.59%) D3.js
5 7 (1.59%) Web Services
5 7 (1.59%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.14%) XMPP
7 4 (0.91%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (0.91%) XML
8 3 (0.68%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (0.46%) BREW
9 2 (0.46%) JNI
9 2 (0.46%) Middleware
9 2 (0.46%) Natural Language Processing
9 2 (0.46%) Apache Thrift
10 1 (0.23%) MLlib
Miscellaneous
1 212 (48.29%) Mathematics
2 177 (40.32%) Analytical Skills
3 159 (36.22%) Statistics
4 119 (27.11%) Computer Science
5 57 (12.98%) Physics
6 48 (10.93%) Visualisation
7 33 (7.52%) Algorithms
8 32 (7.29%) Psychology
9 23 (5.24%) Management Information System
10 18 (4.10%) Digital Media
11 14 (3.19%) Social Media
11 14 (3.19%) Applied Mathematics
12 13 (2.96%) Data Extraction
12 13 (2.96%) Derivative
13 12 (2.73%) Neural Network
14 10 (2.28%) Credit Risk
15 9 (2.05%) Chemistry
15 9 (2.05%) Hedge funds
16 8 (1.82%) Data Integration
17 7 (1.59%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.56%) Linux
2 16 (3.64%) UNIX
3 11 (2.51%) Windows
4 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (40.55%) Analytics
2 95 (21.64%) Project Management
3 89 (20.27%) Business Intelligence
4 67 (15.26%) Data Analysis
5 58 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
6 56 (12.76%) Business Analysis
7 48 (10.93%) Operations Research
8 35 (7.97%) Data Modelling
9 32 (7.29%) Statistical Modelling
9 32 (7.29%) Data Analytics
10 29 (6.61%) Predictive Analytics
10 29 (6.61%) Asset Management
11 25 (5.69%) Investment Management
11 25 (5.69%) Predictive Modelling
12 21 (4.78%) Logistics
12 21 (4.78%) CRM
13 20 (4.56%) Software Engineering
13 20 (4.56%) Customer Analytics
14 19 (4.33%) Statistical Analysis
14 19 (4.33%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 180 (41.00%) SQL
2 63 (14.35%) R
3 52 (11.85%) VBA
3 52 (11.85%) Python
4 48 (10.93%) Java
5 39 (8.88%) C++
6 33 (7.52%) C#
7 18 (4.10%) PL/SQL
8 13 (2.96%) JavaScript
9 12 (2.73%) MATLAB
10 11 (2.51%) VB.NET
11 10 (2.28%) Perl
12 8 (1.82%) Scala
13 7 (1.59%) C
14 5 (1.14%) Ruby
15 4 (0.91%) PHP
15 4 (0.91%) Clojure
16 3 (0.68%) SAS Macro
16 3 (0.68%) VB
17 2 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 345 (78.59%) Degree
2 22 (5.01%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.01%) PhD
3 18 (4.10%) DV Cleared
4 13 (2.96%) MBA
5 12 (2.73%) Postgraduate
6 10 (2.28%) CIMA
7 8 (1.82%) CISA
7 8 (1.82%) CISM
8 5 (1.14%) CISSP
9 4 (0.91%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.91%) CFA
10 3 (0.68%) CISMP
10 3 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.68%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.68%) APMP
11 2 (0.46%) PMP
11 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.46%) ISEB
12 1 (0.23%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (8.66%) QA
2 5 (1.14%) Basel II
2 5 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.14%) COBIT
2 5 (1.14%) MiFID
2 5 (1.14%) EMIR
2 5 (1.14%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.46%) AIFMD
4 2 (0.46%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.46%) SLA
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.23%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3 (0.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.23%) OPNET
1 1 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 57 (12.98%) SAP
2 53 (12.07%) Tableau
3 39 (8.88%) Microsoft
4 33 (7.52%) Oracle
5 22 (5.01%) SunGard
5 22 (5.01%) Charles River
6 21 (4.78%) StatPro
6 21 (4.78%) Linedata
6 21 (4.78%) Misys
6 21 (4.78%) Fidessa
6 21 (4.78%) RIMES
6 21 (4.78%) IGEFI
6 21 (4.78%) SimCorp
6 21 (4.78%) Advent
6 21 (4.78%) BI-SAM
7 15 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (2.96%) IBM
9 11 (2.51%) Google
10 10 (2.28%) Cognos
11 6 (1.37%) Adobe
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