The table below looks at the statistics for Machine Learning skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Machine Learning over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Machine Learning
Rank 705 680 745
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +65
Permanent jobs citing Machine Learning 188 218 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.24% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 176 206 106
Average salary £61,250 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.50% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.84%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
89386 92046 87078
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 82.22% 80.01%
Number of salaries quoted 72431 73738 71774
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

Machine Learning
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Machine Learning within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Machine Learning Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Machine Learning
Salary Trend

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

Machine Learning Salary Trend in the UK

Machine Learning
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Machine Learning over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 within the UK.

Machine Learning Salary Histogram in the UK

Machine Learning
Top 25 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Machine Learning within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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 -14 187 £62,500 +25.00% 38
London +21 150 £65,000 +8.33% 23
South East 0 29 £45,000 +5.88% 1
City of London +13 14 £55,000 -2.22% 4
Oxford +19 12 £35,000 -41.66%
Surrey +11 12 £86,250 +72.50%
Oxfordshire +10 12 £33,750 -20.58%
Guildford +13 10 £86,250 +130.00%
Abingdon - 8 £32,500 -
East of England -3 4 £45,000 +28.57% 2
South West -21 4 £40,000 -11.11%
Berkshire - 4 £45,000 -
Surbiton - 3 £36,000 - 1
Bristol - 3 £40,000 -
Cambridge -2 2 £37,500 +12.78% 2
Cambridgeshire -2 2 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £56,250 -
Slough - 2 £85,000 -
Staines - 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £45,000 -
Hampshire -5 1 - - 1
Devon - 1 £30,000 -
Plymouth - 1 £30,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £42,500 -
Scotland - 1 £42,500 -

Machine Learning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Machine Learning 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 Machine Learning.

1 208 (54.17%) Python
2 198 (51.56%) Big Data
3 191 (49.74%) Analytics
4 188 (48.96%) Algorithms
5 185 (48.18%) Computer Science
6 153 (39.84%) Java
7 135 (35.16%) Degree
8 134 (34.90%) R
9 121 (31.51%) Hadoop
10 118 (30.73%) PhD
11 114 (29.69%) Mathematics
12 110 (28.65%) C++
13 107 (27.86%) SQL
13 107 (27.86%) Agile Software Development
14 89 (23.18%) Statistics
15 88 (22.92%) Artificial Intelligence
16 87 (22.66%) Finance
17 86 (22.40%) Data Mining
18 82 (21.35%) NoSQL
19 70 (18.23%) Neural Network
19 70 (18.23%) Predictive Analytics
20 67 (17.45%) Software Engineering
21 65 (16.93%) Statistical Modelling
22 63 (16.41%) MATLAB
23 60 (15.63%) Visualisation
23 60 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
24 57 (14.84%) Business Intelligence
25 48 (12.50%) SAS
26 47 (12.24%) Data Analysis
27 45 (11.72%) Ruby

Machine Learning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Machine Learning 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 Machine Learning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 48 (12.50%) SAS
2 37 (9.64%) Apache Pig
3 33 (8.59%) Apache Spark
4 21 (5.47%) SharePoint
5 17 (4.43%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.08%) Node.js
6 8 (2.08%) CMS
7 3 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.52%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.26%) Apache
Applications
1 33 (8.59%) SPSS
2 9 (2.34%) CPLEX
3 8 (2.08%) Weka
3 8 (2.08%) Stata
4 3 (0.78%) Mathematica
5 2 (0.52%) S-PLUS
5 2 (0.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.30%) SaaS
4 4 (1.04%) GitHub
4 4 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.60%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.56%) HTTP
3 5 (1.30%) SNMP
4 3 (0.78%) Firewall
4 3 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.52%) 4G
5 2 (0.52%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.52%) Wireless
5 2 (0.52%) 2G
5 2 (0.52%) Internet
5 2 (0.52%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (51.56%) Big Data
2 121 (31.51%) Hadoop
3 86 (22.40%) Data Mining
4 82 (21.35%) NoSQL
5 35 (9.11%) MongoDB
5 35 (9.11%) SQL Server
6 30 (7.81%) Apache Hive
6 30 (7.81%) QlikView
7 29 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (6.77%) Apache Cassandra
9 24 (6.25%) Relational Database
10 21 (5.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (5.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 21 (5.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (4.95%) MySQL
12 18 (4.69%) HBase
13 17 (4.43%) Mahout
14 14 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (2.34%) Redis
16 6 (1.56%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Subversion
2 3 (0.78%) Maven
2 3 (0.78%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.78%) Ant
3 2 (0.52%) JUnit
3 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.26%) Toad
4 1 (0.26%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.26%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.26%) Hudson
4 1 (0.26%) GCC
General
1 87 (22.66%) Finance
2 23 (5.99%) Marketing
3 19 (4.95%) Retail
4 17 (4.43%) Banking
5 16 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.82%) French Language
7 7 (1.82%) German Language
8 5 (1.30%) Games
9 3 (0.78%) Front Office
10 2 (0.52%) Military
11 1 (0.26%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 145 (37.76%) Data Scientist
2 127 (33.07%) Developer
3 51 (13.28%) Java Developer
4 24 (6.25%) C++ Developer
4 24 (6.25%) Consultant
4 24 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 21 (5.47%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 21 (5.47%) Business Consultant
5 21 (5.47%) Microsoft Consultant
5 21 (5.47%) Microsoft BI Consultant
6 16 (4.17%) Python Developer
7 14 (3.65%) Analyst
8 12 (3.13%) Senior Developer
9 11 (2.86%) Principal Consultant
9 11 (2.86%) Data Analyst
9 11 (2.86%) C++ Software Engineer
10 10 (2.60%) Quantitative Developer
11 8 (2.08%) Research Engineer
11 8 (2.08%) Python/Django Developer
12 6 (1.56%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (11.46%) Natural Language Processing
2 31 (8.07%) .NET
3 22 (5.73%) STL
3 22 (5.73%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 20 (5.21%) Java EE
5 18 (4.69%) Web Services
6 13 (3.39%) D3.js
7 10 (2.60%) Pandas
7 10 (2.60%) scikit-learn
8 9 (2.34%) Django
9 8 (2.08%) Spring
10 7 (1.82%) ASP.NET
10 7 (1.82%) jQuery
10 7 (1.82%) WPF
10 7 (1.82%) Cascading
11 6 (1.56%) REST
12 5 (1.30%) SciPy
12 5 (1.30%) NumPy
12 5 (1.30%) RESTful
12 5 (1.30%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 188 (48.96%) Algorithms
2 185 (48.18%) Computer Science
3 114 (29.69%) Mathematics
4 89 (23.18%) Statistics
5 88 (22.92%) Artificial Intelligence
6 70 (18.23%) Neural Network
7 60 (15.63%) Visualisation
7 60 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
8 34 (8.85%) Data Structures
9 33 (8.59%) Physics
9 33 (8.59%) Mobile App
10 29 (7.55%) Applied Mathematics
11 28 (7.29%) Social Media
12 27 (7.03%) Open Source
13 23 (5.99%) Clustering
14 15 (3.91%) Hedge funds
15 14 (3.65%) Economics
16 13 (3.39%) Digital Media
17 10 (2.60%) User Experience
18 9 (2.34%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.33%) Linux
2 16 (4.17%) Windows
2 16 (4.17%) Android
3 14 (3.65%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.08%) UNIX
5 5 (1.30%) CentOS
6 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.26%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (49.74%) Analytics
2 107 (27.86%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (18.23%) Predictive Analytics
4 67 (17.45%) Software Engineering
5 65 (16.93%) Statistical Modelling
6 57 (14.84%) Business Intelligence
7 47 (12.24%) Data Analysis
8 45 (11.72%) OO
9 38 (9.90%) Bayesian Methods
10 33 (8.59%) Data Modelling
11 31 (8.07%) Performance Management
11 31 (8.07%) Predictive Modelling
12 29 (7.55%) Multithreading
12 29 (7.55%) Business Analysis
12 29 (7.55%) MapReduce
13 27 (7.03%) Statistical Analysis
14 26 (6.77%) Logistic Regression
15 24 (6.25%) Pattern Recognition
15 24 (6.25%) Signal Processing
15 24 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 208 (54.17%) Python
2 153 (39.84%) Java
3 134 (34.90%) R
4 110 (28.65%) C++
5 107 (27.86%) SQL
6 63 (16.41%) MATLAB
7 45 (11.72%) Ruby
8 44 (11.46%) Scala
9 38 (9.90%) C#
10 31 (8.07%) JavaScript
11 26 (6.77%) C
12 24 (6.25%) Clojure
13 5 (1.30%) Perl
14 4 (1.04%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.78%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.52%) Haskell
16 2 (0.52%) Erlang
16 2 (0.52%) F#
16 2 (0.52%) VBA
16 2 (0.52%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 135 (35.16%) Degree
2 118 (30.73%) PhD
3 13 (3.39%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.39%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.56%) PMP
5 6 (1.56%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.26%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 6 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 33 (8.59%) Tableau
3 24 (6.25%) Oracle
4 18 (4.69%) Google
5 6 (1.56%) IBM
6 3 (0.78%) Facebook
7 2 (0.52%) Apple
8 1 (0.26%) Minitab
8 1 (0.26%) hybris
8 1 (0.26%) Splunk
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