Period
to 11 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Physicist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Physicist
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 - 151
Rank change year-on-year - +151 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Physicist 16 0 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.50% - 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% - 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 12 0 10
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 - £40,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 - £40,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 3106 2216 2775
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.18% 97.36% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2358 1850 2397
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £63,750
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

Physicist
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Physicist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Physicist in Cambridge

Physicist
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Physicist in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Physicist in Cambridge

Physicist
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Physicist in Cambridge over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Physicist in Cambridge

Physicist Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, Physicist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region featuring Physicist in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) PhD
1 16 (100.00%) Physics
2 14 (87.50%) Degree
3 10 (62.50%) MATLAB
4 9 (56.25%) C
5 7 (43.75%) Electronics
6 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
6 6 (37.50%) C++
7 5 (31.25%) Algorithms
8 4 (25.00%) Mathematics
8 4 (25.00%) Python
9 3 (18.75%) Master's Degree
9 3 (18.75%) Acoustics
9 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
9 3 (18.75%) Visualisation
9 3 (18.75%) Data Visualisation
9 3 (18.75%) Machine Learning
9 3 (18.75%) Bayesian Methods
9 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
9 3 (18.75%) Statistics
10 1 (6.25%) Postgraduate
10 1 (6.25%) Experimental Design
10 1 (6.25%) Collaborative Working

Physicist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

General
1 7 (43.75%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Algorithms
2 3 (18.75%) Acoustics
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Physics
2 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 4 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (18.75%) Bayesian Methods
4 3 (18.75%) Data Visualisation
4 3 (18.75%) Machine Learning
4 3 (18.75%) Statistics
4 3 (18.75%) Visualisation
5 1 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (6.25%) Experimental Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) MATLAB
2 9 (56.25%) C
3 6 (37.50%) C++
4 4 (25.00%) Python
5 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) PhD
2 14 (87.50%) Degree
3 3 (18.75%) Master's Degree
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Postgraduate