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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Machine Learning
Rank 702 750 808
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +58
Permanent jobs citing Machine Learning 186 153 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.077%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.17% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 175 149 76
Average salary £57,500 £62,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,500 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%

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
92363 90476 91973
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.27% 81.69% 79.29%
Number of salaries quoted 75858 73597 77983
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 26 November 2014 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 26 November 2014. 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 +28 180 £57,500 -9.80% 23
London +14 154 £60,000 -7.69% 17
City of London +41 28 £67,750 +8.40% 4
South East -1 11 £55,000 +81.81% 2
Surrey - 11 £55,000 -
Guildford - 11 £55,000 -
South West -11 8 £40,000 -3.03% 2
East of England -31 7 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Bristol +6 5 £40,000 - 1
Cambridge - 4 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire -9 2 £66,250 +140.90% 1
Edinburgh - 2 £48,750 - 1
Scotland - 2 £48,750 - 1
Somerset +2 1 £40,000 -3.03%
Bournemouth -5 1 - -
Dorset -13 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £25,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £40,000 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £40,000 -
North West - 1 £40,000 -
Chippenham - 1 £40,000 - 1
Liverpool - 1 £40,000 -
Norwich - 1 £25,000 -
Street - 1 £40,000 -

Machine Learning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

1 206 (55.53%) Java
2 196 (52.83%) Algorithms
3 189 (50.94%) Computer Science
4 167 (45.01%) Python
5 166 (44.74%) Big Data
6 158 (42.59%) Analytics
7 148 (39.89%) Degree
8 136 (36.66%) C++
9 132 (35.58%) Hadoop
10 106 (28.57%) Mathematics
11 104 (28.03%) Finance
12 100 (26.95%) Statistics
12 100 (26.95%) Software Engineering
13 94 (25.34%) SQL
14 93 (25.07%) R
15 87 (23.45%) Data Mining
16 78 (21.02%) PhD
17 76 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
18 74 (19.95%) Analytical Skills
19 72 (19.41%) C#
20 70 (18.87%) Artificial Intelligence
21 61 (16.44%) MATLAB
22 58 (15.63%) Neural Network
23 53 (14.29%) Bayesian Methods
24 52 (14.02%) Ruby
25 51 (13.75%) NoSQL
26 49 (13.21%) Data Analysis
27 48 (12.94%) Visualisation
28 46 (12.40%) Multithreading
29 45 (12.13%) OO

Machine Learning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 38 (10.24%) SAS
2 32 (8.63%) Apache Pig
3 22 (5.93%) Apache Spark
4 10 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (2.43%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.35%) CMS
7 3 (0.81%) Node.js
8 2 (0.54%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.27%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 37 (9.97%) SPSS
2 16 (4.31%) CPLEX
3 7 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.62%) Mathematica
5 5 (1.35%) Weka
6 4 (1.08%) Stata
7 2 (0.54%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (2.96%) Google Cloud Platform
2 9 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.16%) Google Compute Engine
4 5 (1.35%) GitHub
4 5 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.16%) Wireless
1 8 (2.16%) Internet
2 6 (1.62%) 3G
2 6 (1.62%) 2G
2 6 (1.62%) 4G
3 5 (1.35%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (44.74%) Big Data
2 132 (35.58%) Hadoop
3 87 (23.45%) Data Mining
4 51 (13.75%) NoSQL
5 35 (9.43%) Apache Hive
6 33 (8.89%) Apache Cassandra
7 32 (8.63%) Relational Database
8 31 (8.36%) MongoDB
9 25 (6.74%) HBase
10 23 (6.20%) QlikView
11 19 (5.12%) MySQL
12 15 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (4.04%) Mahout
13 12 (3.23%) SQL Server
14 9 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (2.43%) Sybase IQ
14 9 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (2.43%) Sybase ASE
14 9 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (4.85%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.16%) Ant
3 8 (2.16%) Subversion
3 8 (2.16%) Maven
4 2 (0.54%) PyUnit
4 2 (0.54%) JUnit
5 1 (0.27%) Appium
5 1 (0.27%) Hudson
5 1 (0.27%) GCC
5 1 (0.27%) JIRA
5 1 (0.27%) Selenium
General
1 104 (28.03%) Finance
2 32 (8.63%) Banking
3 28 (7.55%) Marketing
4 27 (7.28%) Front Office
5 21 (5.66%) Retail
6 13 (3.50%) Games
7 12 (3.23%) Telecoms
8 10 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (2.16%) Military
10 7 (1.89%) French Language
10 7 (1.89%) German Language
11 2 (0.54%) Law
12 1 (0.27%) Advertising
12 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 161 (43.40%) Developer
2 103 (27.76%) Data Scientist
3 62 (16.71%) Java Developer
4 35 (9.43%) C++ Developer
5 26 (7.01%) Software Engineer
6 18 (4.85%) Analyst
6 18 (4.85%) Front Office Developer
6 18 (4.85%) Senior Developer
7 17 (4.58%) Python Developer
8 16 (4.31%) Data Analyst
9 13 (3.50%) Consultant
10 12 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
11 10 (2.70%) Real Time Software Engineer
11 10 (2.70%) Real Time Engineer
11 10 (2.70%) Python/Django Developer
12 9 (2.43%) Microsoft BI Consultant
12 9 (2.43%) Microsoft Consultant
12 9 (2.43%) Business Intelligence Consultant
12 9 (2.43%) Graduate
12 9 (2.43%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.89%) Natural Language Processing
2 28 (7.55%) .NET
3 24 (6.47%) STL
3 24 (6.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 22 (5.93%) Django
5 16 (4.31%) Guava
6 15 (4.04%) ASP.NET
7 13 (3.50%) jQuery
8 12 (3.23%) Java EE
9 10 (2.70%) Spring
9 10 (2.70%) D3.js
10 9 (2.43%) HTML
10 9 (2.43%) Web Services
11 8 (2.16%) Cascading
12 7 (1.89%) Flash
12 7 (1.89%) HTML5
13 6 (1.62%) Pandas
14 5 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
15 4 (1.08%) REST
15 4 (1.08%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 196 (52.83%) Algorithms
2 189 (50.94%) Computer Science
3 106 (28.57%) Mathematics
4 100 (26.95%) Statistics
5 74 (19.95%) Analytical Skills
6 70 (18.87%) Artificial Intelligence
7 58 (15.63%) Neural Network
8 48 (12.94%) Visualisation
9 43 (11.59%) Physics
10 40 (10.78%) Data Structures
11 28 (7.55%) Social Media
12 27 (7.28%) Clustering
13 21 (5.66%) Open Source
14 20 (5.39%) Applied Mathematics
15 17 (4.58%) Informatics
15 17 (4.58%) Digital Media
16 16 (4.31%) Chemistry
16 16 (4.31%) Psychology
16 16 (4.31%) Economics
17 13 (3.50%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.01%) Linux
2 16 (4.31%) UNIX
3 11 (2.96%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.62%) Android
5 3 (0.81%) Debian
6 2 (0.54%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (42.59%) Analytics
2 100 (26.95%) Software Engineering
3 76 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (14.29%) Bayesian Methods
5 49 (13.21%) Data Analysis
6 46 (12.40%) Multithreading
7 45 (12.13%) OO
8 37 (9.97%) Predictive Modelling
9 34 (9.16%) TDD
10 33 (8.89%) Predictive Analytics
11 32 (8.63%) Statistical Modelling
12 30 (8.09%) MapReduce
12 30 (8.09%) Statistical Analysis
13 27 (7.28%) Data Modelling
13 27 (7.28%) Signal Processing
13 27 (7.28%) Risk Analysis
14 24 (6.47%) Logistic Regression
14 24 (6.47%) Monte Carlo Method
14 24 (6.47%) Markov Chain
14 24 (6.47%) Gibbs Sampling
Programming Languages
1 206 (55.53%) Java
2 167 (45.01%) Python
3 136 (36.66%) C++
4 94 (25.34%) SQL
5 93 (25.07%) R
6 72 (19.41%) C#
7 61 (16.44%) MATLAB
8 52 (14.02%) Ruby
9 42 (11.32%) Scala
10 29 (7.82%) JavaScript
11 21 (5.66%) C
12 19 (5.12%) Clojure
13 12 (3.23%) Perl
14 9 (2.43%) RPG
15 7 (1.89%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.81%) Erlang
16 3 (0.81%) PHP
16 3 (0.81%) Objective-C
17 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
18 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 148 (39.89%) Degree
2 78 (21.02%) PhD
3 7 (1.89%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.89%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.54%) PMP
5 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.27%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.96%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (2.96%) Puppet
2 9 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (6.20%) Tableau
2 21 (5.66%) Google
3 19 (5.12%) Microsoft
4 10 (2.70%) Oracle
5 9 (2.43%) Sybase
5 9 (2.43%) Reuters
5 9 (2.43%) Bloomberg
5 9 (2.43%) ParAccel
6 8 (2.16%) Facebook
7 1 (0.27%) Apple
7 1 (0.27%) hybris
7 1 (0.27%) BT
7 1 (0.27%) Minitab
7 1 (0.27%) Progress
7 1 (0.27%) IBM
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