Period
to 2 March 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Algorithms in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Algorithms over the 6 months to 2 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Algorithms
Central London > City of London
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 116 149 109
Rank change year-on-year +33 -40 +52
Permanent jobs citing Algorithms 122 173 276
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.59% 1.95% 2.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.67% 4.75% 6.42%
Number of salaries quoted 125 160 281
Median annual salary £82,500 £82,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +17.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £51,750 £46,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £160,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £82,500 £78,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +11.43% -3.45%

Algorithms is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,828 3,641 4,298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.88% 40.97% 41.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,589 3,168 3,844
Median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £45,000 £38,750 £39,575
90th Percentile £111,250 £107,500 £96,775
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +8.33%

Algorithms
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Algorithms as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Algorithms in the City of London

Algorithms
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Algorithms in the City of London.

Salary trend for Algorithms in the City of London

Algorithms
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Algorithms in the City of London over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Algorithms in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, IT jobs citing Algorithms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Algorithms.

1 68 (55.74%) Data Structures
2 63 (51.64%) Python
3 58 (47.54%) Java
4 56 (45.90%) Finance
5 51 (41.80%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (28.69%) Degree
7 34 (27.87%) Machine Learning
8 33 (27.05%) Fintech
9 30 (24.59%) Data Science
10 29 (23.77%) Software Engineering
11 28 (22.95%) TDD
11 28 (22.95%) Computer Science
12 26 (21.31%) C++
13 24 (19.67%) SQL
14 23 (18.85%) R
14 23 (18.85%) Visualisation
15 20 (16.39%) JavaScript
15 20 (16.39%) OO
15 20 (16.39%) Statistics
16 19 (15.57%) Azure
16 19 (15.57%) Data Visualisation
16 19 (15.57%) Analytics
16 19 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (14.75%) Mathematics
17 18 (14.75%) PhD
17 18 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
17 18 (14.75%) Java 8
18 17 (13.93%) C#
19 16 (13.11%) Linux
19 16 (13.11%) AWS

Algorithms
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (9.02%) Apache Spark
2 7 (5.74%) Apache
3 3 (2.46%) Ethereum
3 3 (2.46%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.57%) Azure
2 16 (13.11%) AWS
3 10 (8.20%) Amazon SageMaker
4 6 (4.92%) GCP
5 4 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.28%) OpenShift
5 4 (3.28%) Power Platform
5 4 (3.28%) SaaS
6 2 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (1.64%) GitHub
6 2 (1.64%) Serverless
7 1 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.82%) IaaS
7 1 (0.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.82%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.30%) Hadoop
2 11 (9.02%) Big Data
3 9 (7.38%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (6.56%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.74%) MongoDB
6 6 (4.92%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.10%) SQL Server
8 4 (3.28%) Blockchain
8 4 (3.28%) Cosmos DB
8 4 (3.28%) Data Lake
8 4 (3.28%) Power BI
8 4 (3.28%) Redis
8 4 (3.28%) Tableau
9 3 (2.46%) Pentaho
9 3 (2.46%) Presto
10 2 (1.64%) MySQL
11 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.82%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.82%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.82%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (9.02%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.56%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.28%) Travis CI
4 3 (2.46%) Moq
4 3 (2.46%) MSTest
4 3 (2.46%) NUnit
5 2 (1.64%) GitLab
6 1 (0.82%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.82%) JIRA
6 1 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 56 (45.90%) Finance
2 10 (8.20%) Front Office
3 8 (6.56%) Banking
4 5 (4.10%) Back Office
4 5 (4.10%) Law
5 4 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.64%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.82%) Advertising
7 1 (0.82%) Games
7 1 (0.82%) Marketing
7 1 (0.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (48.36%) Developer
2 30 (24.59%) Java Developer
3 18 (14.75%) Core Java Developer
3 18 (14.75%) Data Scientist
3 18 (14.75%) Java Developer - Fintech
4 13 (10.66%) Software Engineer
5 12 (9.84%) Python Developer
6 10 (8.20%) Senior Data Scientist
7 9 (7.38%) C++ Developer
7 9 (7.38%) Python Engineer
8 8 (6.56%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (6.56%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (5.74%) Data Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) Quantitative Developer
10 6 (4.92%) React Developer
11 5 (4.10%) Algorithm Engineer
11 5 (4.10%) Front Office Developer
11 5 (4.10%) Java Engineer
11 5 (4.10%) Senior Developer
12 4 (3.28%) C++ Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.66%) Natural Language Processing
2 12 (9.84%) Kafka
2 12 (9.84%) React
3 11 (9.02%) .NET
3 11 (9.02%) AngularJS
4 9 (7.38%) Pandas
5 7 (5.74%) Keras
5 7 (5.74%) PyTorch
5 7 (5.74%) REST
5 7 (5.74%) TensorFlow
6 6 (4.92%) .NET Core
7 5 (4.10%) CSS
7 5 (4.10%) Django
7 5 (4.10%) Flask
7 5 (4.10%) HTML
7 5 (4.10%) SQLAlchemy
7 5 (4.10%) XML
8 4 (3.28%) jQuery
8 4 (3.28%) Node.js
8 4 (3.28%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 68 (55.74%) Data Structures
2 19 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.74%) Fixed Income
3 7 (5.74%) User Experience
4 6 (4.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.46%) Derivative
6 3 (2.46%) Equities
6 3 (2.46%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.46%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.64%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.82%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.11%) Linux
2 5 (4.10%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (41.80%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (27.87%) Machine Learning
3 33 (27.05%) Fintech
4 30 (24.59%) Data Science
5 29 (23.77%) Software Engineering
6 28 (22.95%) Computer Science
6 28 (22.95%) TDD
7 23 (18.85%) Visualisation
8 20 (16.39%) OO
8 20 (16.39%) Statistics
9 19 (15.57%) Analytics
9 19 (15.57%) Data Visualisation
10 18 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (14.75%) Mathematics
11 16 (13.11%) Predictive Modelling
11 16 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (12.30%) OOP
13 13 (10.66%) Artificial Intelligence
13 13 (10.66%) Scrum
14 12 (9.84%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 63 (51.64%) Python
2 58 (47.54%) Java
3 26 (21.31%) C++
4 24 (19.67%) SQL
5 23 (18.85%) R
6 20 (16.39%) JavaScript
7 18 (14.75%) Java 8
8 17 (13.93%) C#
9 15 (12.30%) Go
10 6 (4.92%) Scala
11 5 (4.10%) C
11 5 (4.10%) PHP
12 4 (3.28%) Bash Shell
12 4 (3.28%) Julia
12 4 (3.28%) TypeScript
13 3 (2.46%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.82%) Groovy
14 1 (0.82%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (28.69%) Degree
2 18 (14.75%) PhD
3 10 (8.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (5.74%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.82%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.28%) Docker
2 1 (0.82%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 15 (12.30%) Kubernetes
2 7 (5.74%) Puppet
3 3 (2.46%) Terraform
4 2 (1.64%) Ansible
4 2 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.82%) Istio
5 1 (0.82%) Kibana
Vendors
1 6 (4.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.28%) Databricks
3 3 (2.46%) Cloudera
4 2 (1.64%) Solace
5 1 (0.82%) Google
5 1 (0.82%) Informatica
5 1 (0.82%) Splunk