Period
to 22 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Physicist was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 - 156
Rank change year-on-year - +156 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Physicist 12 0 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.36% - 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% - 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 10
Cambridge median annual salary £37,500 - £40,000
10th Percentile £35,000 - £31,250
90th Percentile £56,000 - £45,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £37,500 - £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 3,187 2,205 2,880
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.90% 97.18% 97.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,334 1,816 2,368
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,564
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.30% +8.91%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%

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 22 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Physicist in Cambridge

Physicist Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, Physicist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridge region featuring Physicist in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) PhD
1 12 (100.00%) Physics
2 10 (83.33%) Degree
3 6 (50.00%) MATLAB
4 5 (41.67%) C
4 5 (41.67%) Algorithms
5 4 (33.33%) Mathematics
5 4 (33.33%) Python
6 3 (25.00%) Statistics
6 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) Visualisation
6 3 (25.00%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (25.00%) Machine Learning
6 3 (25.00%) Bayesian Methods
6 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (25.00%) Electronics
6 3 (25.00%) Master's Degree
6 3 (25.00%) Acoustics
6 3 (25.00%) Data Science
7 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 2 (16.67%) C++
8 1 (8.33%) Postgraduate
8 1 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
8 1 (8.33%) Experimental Design

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 3 (25.00%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Algorithms
2 3 (25.00%) Acoustics
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Physics
2 4 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 3 (25.00%) Bayesian Methods
3 3 (25.00%) Data Science
3 3 (25.00%) Data Visualisation
3 3 (25.00%) Machine Learning
3 3 (25.00%) Statistics
3 3 (25.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (8.33%) Experimental Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 5 (41.67%) C
3 4 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) PhD
2 10 (83.33%) Degree
3 3 (25.00%) Master's Degree
3 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Postgraduate