The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Physics in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Physics over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Physics
Rank 490 360 348
Rank change year-on-year
-130 -12
Permanent jobs citing Physics 465 751 809
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.72% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.17% 1.83% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 386 662 724
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £80,000 £73,250
UK excluding London average salary £36,250 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -4.10%

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
39821 40968 41864
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.70% 39.42% 38.42%
Number of salaries quoted 32217 32014 34901
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Physics
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Physics Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Physics
Salary Trend

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

Physics Salary Trend in the UK

Physics
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Physics over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 within the UK.

Physics Salary Histogram in the UK

Physics
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Physics within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 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 -117 416 £40,000 -11.11% 100
London -135 184 £45,000 -16.27% 22
South East -74 102 £40,000 - 30
East of England -18 50 £42,500 +41.66% 16
South West +16 49 £37,500 +7.14% 15
Scotland +8 37 £36,000 -13.77% 7
Surrey -17 25 £32,500 -18.75% 12
City of London -86 25 £35,000 -44.00% 8
Edinburgh +13 24 £35,000 -16.66% 2
Cambridgeshire -9 23 £36,250 +20.83% 13
Bristol +9 21 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Cambridge -7 21 £35,000 +16.66% 12
Oxfordshire +4 19 £35,000 - 3
Hertfordshire -10 17 £47,500 +90.00% 2
Hampshire -27 16 £25,000 -47.36% 11
Oxford +8 15 £35,000 -12.50%
Gloucestershire -6 12 £50,000 +66.66% 4
Berkshire -10 12 £54,250 +130.85% 1
Yorkshire -12 10 £35,000 +62.79% 2
West Midlands -33 10 £34,000 -32.00% 4
Uxbridge - 10 £40,000 - 1
Kent -3 9 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Glasgow -9 9 £60,000 +50.00% 3
Brighton -17 9 - -
East Sussex -21 9 - -
Guildford -6 8 £45,250 +13.12% 2
Cheltenham -10 8 £50,000 +42.85%
Essex -14 8 £48,750 -15.21% 1
Devon - 8 £34,500 - 4
South Yorkshire -2 7 £35,000 -9.67%

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Physics 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 Physics.

1 941 (84.09%) Mathematics
2 769 (68.72%) Degree
3 746 (66.67%) Computer Science
4 508 (45.40%) C++
5 387 (34.58%) Java
6 344 (30.74%) Software Engineering
7 312 (27.88%) C#
8 304 (27.17%) Finance
9 230 (20.55%) SQL
10 220 (19.66%) OO
11 213 (19.03%) C
12 206 (18.41%) Linux
13 196 (17.52%) Analytical Skills
14 192 (17.16%) Windows
15 181 (16.18%) Python
15 181 (16.18%) .NET
15 181 (16.18%) PhD
15 181 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
16 147 (13.14%) Algorithms
17 132 (11.80%) HTML
18 119 (10.63%) Analytics
19 115 (10.28%) UNIX
20 113 (10.10%) Electronics
21 106 (9.47%) JavaScript
22 105 (9.38%) SQL Server
23 95 (8.49%) CSS
23 95 (8.49%) MATLAB
24 90 (8.04%) Microsoft
24 90 (8.04%) Statistics
25 88 (7.86%) OOD

Physics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Physics 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 Physics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (3.04%) SAS
2 17 (1.52%) Apache
3 14 (1.25%) Apache Pig
4 11 (0.98%) SharePoint
4 11 (0.98%) OpenStack
5 9 (0.80%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.71%) Drupal
6 8 (0.71%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.45%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.45%) JBoss
8 4 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.36%) Node.js
8 4 (0.36%) IIS
9 3 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.18%) Confluence
10 2 (0.18%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.18%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.18%) Lync
10 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 71 (6.34%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.68%) SPSS
3 20 (1.79%) MS Office
4 13 (1.16%) CPLEX
4 13 (1.16%) Mathematica
5 7 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.45%) Stata
6 5 (0.45%) TargetLink
7 4 (0.36%) NASTRAN
7 4 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.27%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.27%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.27%) Final Cut Pro
8 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.18%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.18%) Simulink
9 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.089%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.089%) Maple
10 1 (0.089%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 15 (1.34%) Google Analytics
2 6 (0.54%) SiteCatalyst
3 3 (0.27%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.089%) RMDS
4 1 (0.089%) Kondor+
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.71%) SaaS
3 5 (0.45%) PaaS
4 4 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.18%) IaaS
6 1 (0.089%) GitHub
6 1 (0.089%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.089%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.68%) TCP/IP
2 11 (0.98%) FTP
3 10 (0.89%) DVB
4 9 (0.80%) VPN
4 9 (0.80%) Firewall
4 9 (0.80%) Internet
5 8 (0.71%) NAS
5 8 (0.71%) Wireless
6 6 (0.54%) Intranet
7 5 (0.45%) HTTP
7 5 (0.45%) Software-Defined Radio
7 5 (0.45%) Network Security
8 4 (0.36%) PuTTY
8 4 (0.36%) WinSCP
8 4 (0.36%) SSH
8 4 (0.36%) BGP
8 4 (0.36%) VoIP
9 3 (0.27%) WAN
9 3 (0.27%) GPRS
9 3 (0.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 68 (6.08%) Relational Database
3 44 (3.93%) Hadoop
4 40 (3.57%) Big Data
5 37 (3.31%) RDBMS
6 33 (2.95%) Data Mining
6 33 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 27 (2.41%) Oracle Database
8 22 (1.97%) MySQL
9 20 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 20 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
10 19 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (1.70%) MongoDB
11 17 (1.52%) NoSQL
12 15 (1.34%) Apache Hive
13 12 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 40 (3.57%) Visual Studio
2 25 (2.23%) Git (software)
3 23 (2.06%) Subversion
4 21 (1.88%) JIRA
5 17 (1.52%) NUnit
6 16 (1.43%) Eclipse
7 14 (1.25%) Maven
8 13 (1.16%) Moq
9 10 (0.89%) Jenkins
10 9 (0.80%) JUnit
11 8 (0.71%) Bugzilla
12 7 (0.63%) ClearCase
12 7 (0.63%) Selenium
13 6 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
14 5 (0.45%) Clang
14 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 4 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (0.36%) MSTest
15 4 (0.36%) Trac
General
1 304 (27.17%) Finance
2 113 (10.10%) Electronics
3 79 (7.06%) Banking
4 59 (5.27%) Games
5 53 (4.74%) Aerospace
5 53 (4.74%) Front Office
6 42 (3.75%) Marketing
7 38 (3.40%) Financial Institution
8 37 (3.31%) Investment Banking
9 36 (3.22%) Automotive
10 24 (2.14%) Retail
11 21 (1.88%) Manufacturing
12 16 (1.43%) Military
12 16 (1.43%) Telecoms
13 15 (1.34%) Advertising
14 14 (1.25%) Legal
15 8 (0.71%) Billing
16 7 (0.63%) Publishing
17 5 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 478 (42.72%) Developer
2 217 (19.39%) Software Engineer
3 177 (15.82%) Software Developer
4 160 (14.30%) Graduate
5 121 (10.81%) C++ Developer
6 112 (10.01%) Analyst
7 110 (9.83%) Junior
8 99 (8.85%) C# Developer
9 88 (7.86%) Java Developer
10 80 (7.15%) Junior Developer
11 56 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
12 54 (4.83%) Graduate Developer
13 51 (4.56%) C++ Software Developer
14 48 (4.29%) Data Scientist
15 43 (3.84%) C# Software Developer
15 43 (3.84%) C++ Software Engineer
16 40 (3.57%) .NET Developer
17 38 (3.40%) Senior Developer
18 35 (3.13%) Graduate Software Engineer
19 34 (3.04%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (16.18%) .NET
2 132 (11.80%) HTML
3 95 (8.49%) CSS
4 72 (6.43%) ASP.NET
5 52 (4.65%) HTML5
6 49 (4.38%) WPF
7 45 (4.02%) XML
8 44 (3.93%) WinForms
9 41 (3.66%) jQuery
9 41 (3.66%) Web Services
10 38 (3.40%) Spring
11 35 (3.13%) .NET Framework
12 33 (2.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 33 (2.95%) WCF
13 30 (2.68%) SOAP
14 29 (2.59%) STL
15 24 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC
16 22 (1.97%) Qt
16 22 (1.97%) CSS3
16 22 (1.97%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 941 (84.09%) Mathematics
2 746 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 196 (17.52%) Analytical Skills
4 147 (13.14%) Algorithms
5 90 (8.04%) Statistics
6 77 (6.88%) Hedge funds
7 68 (6.08%) Visualisation
8 66 (5.90%) Chemistry
9 65 (5.81%) Derivative
10 60 (5.36%) Open Source
11 47 (4.20%) Economics
12 42 (3.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 31 (2.77%) Fixed Income
13 31 (2.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 25 (2.23%) Biology
15 24 (2.14%) Data Structures
15 24 (2.14%) 3D Graphics
16 21 (1.88%) Applied Mathematics
17 20 (1.79%) Market Risk
17 20 (1.79%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 206 (18.41%) Linux
2 192 (17.16%) Windows
3 115 (10.28%) UNIX
4 19 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (1.70%) Apple iOS
5 17 (1.52%) Android
6 16 (1.43%) Solaris
7 15 (1.34%) AIX
8 11 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (0.89%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.80%) FreeBSD
10 9 (0.80%) Debian
10 9 (0.80%) OpenBSD
10 9 (0.80%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.71%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
13 6 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.36%) CentOS
14 4 (0.36%) HPUX
15 3 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (30.74%) Software Engineering
2 220 (19.66%) OO
3 181 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
4 119 (10.63%) Analytics
5 88 (7.86%) OOD
6 67 (5.99%) OOP
7 65 (5.81%) Multithreading
7 65 (5.81%) MVC
8 54 (4.83%) Data Analysis
9 52 (4.65%) Project Management
10 48 (4.29%) Unit Testing
11 44 (3.93%) Mentoring
12 42 (3.75%) Embedded Software Development
13 41 (3.66%) Scrum
13 41 (3.66%) Risk Management
14 40 (3.57%) UML
15 38 (3.40%) Signal Processing
16 33 (2.95%) CAD
17 32 (2.86%) Machine Learning
17 32 (2.86%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 508 (45.40%) C++
2 387 (34.58%) Java
3 312 (27.88%) C#
4 230 (20.55%) SQL
5 213 (19.03%) C
6 181 (16.18%) Python
7 106 (9.47%) JavaScript
8 95 (8.49%) MATLAB
9 68 (6.08%) R
10 51 (4.56%) Perl
11 33 (2.95%) Fortran
12 31 (2.77%) Assembly Language
13 30 (2.68%) PHP
14 26 (2.32%) VB.NET
15 24 (2.14%) Scala
15 24 (2.14%) VBA
16 23 (2.06%) Ruby
17 21 (1.88%) PL/SQL
18 20 (1.79%) Bash Shell
19 17 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 769 (68.72%) Degree
2 181 (16.18%) PhD
3 60 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 32 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 18 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (1.07%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.89%) OCP
7 10 (0.89%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.36%) Postgraduate
9 3 (0.27%) HND
9 3 (0.27%) ISEB
10 2 (0.18%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.18%) PMP
10 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.18%) CCIE
10 2 (0.18%) CCNP
10 2 (0.18%) CCNA
11 1 (0.089%) CISSP
11 1 (0.089%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.20%) QA
2 8 (0.71%) Basel III
3 3 (0.27%) SLA
3 3 (0.27%) COBIT
4 2 (0.18%) JTAG
4 2 (0.18%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.18%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.089%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (4.20%) Firmware
2 23 (2.06%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
4 9 (0.80%) KVM
4 9 (0.80%) Ceph
5 6 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.54%) HDFS
6 4 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.18%) Postfix
7 2 (0.18%) Xen
7 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.089%) Snort
8 1 (0.089%) Squid
Systems Management
1 14 (1.25%) Puppet
2 10 (0.89%) Data Guard
3 5 (0.45%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.36%) Nagios
5 2 (0.18%) Zenoss
5 2 (0.18%) SCCM
5 2 (0.18%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.089%) OpenView
6 1 (0.089%) Ansible
Vendors
1 90 (8.04%) Microsoft
2 77 (6.88%) Oracle
3 18 (1.61%) EMC
4 17 (1.52%) Google
5 16 (1.43%) DataSynapse
6 12 (1.07%) IBM
7 11 (0.98%) Cisco
7 11 (0.98%) NetApp
8 10 (0.89%) Perforce
8 10 (0.89%) Adobe
9 9 (0.80%) Citrix
9 9 (0.80%) Xilinx
10 8 (0.71%) Altera
10 8 (0.71%) Red Hat
11 7 (0.63%) Sybase
11 7 (0.63%) VMware
12 6 (0.54%) Greenplum
12 6 (0.54%) Tableau
12 6 (0.54%) SIMUL8
13 5 (0.45%) Murex
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