Period
to 18 May 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Algorithms in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Algorithms over the 6 months to 18 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Algorithms
UK > England
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 202 218 198
Rank change year-on-year +16 -20 +4
Permanent jobs citing Algorithms 1,361 1,373 2,469
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.70% 1.56% 1.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.65% 4.49% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 792 1,024 1,761
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,750 £37,500
25th Percentile £51,000 £46,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £66,500 £62,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.40% - +4.17%
75th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £108,750 £95,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £61,638
% change year-on-year +4.00% +1.40% +2.73%

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 29,267 30,612 46,907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 36.46% 34.81% 34.83%
Number of salaries quoted 20,100 24,265 36,011
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £56,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.73% +6.80%
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £96,250 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Algorithms
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Algorithms as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Algorithms in England

Algorithms
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Algorithms in England.

Salary trend for Algorithms in England

Algorithms
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Algorithms in England over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Algorithms in England

Algorithms
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithms within the England region over the 6 months to 18 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +38 755 £80,000 +10.34% 200
South West +69 196 £60,000 +33.33% 26
South East -46 161 £55,000 +4.76% 69
North of England +16 125 £52,500 - 16
Yorkshire +48 93 £52,500 +7.69% 5
East of England -15 56 £63,750 +2.00% 32
Midlands -29 49 £55,000 +10.00% 30
West Midlands -3 41 £55,000 -4.35% 18
North West -20 32 £60,000 +9.09% 5
East Midlands -29 8 £48,000 +12.94% 12
Algorithms
UK

For the 6 months to 18 May 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 England region with a requirement for Algorithms.

1 649 (47.69%) Python
2 556 (40.85%) Software Engineering
3 488 (35.86%) Data Structures
4 456 (33.50%) Java
5 424 (31.15%) Machine Learning
6 411 (30.20%) Degree
7 391 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
8 371 (27.26%) Computer Science
9 368 (27.04%) Social Skills
10 361 (26.52%) Data Science
11 346 (25.42%) SQL
12 333 (24.47%) C++
13 300 (22.04%) Finance
14 246 (18.07%) Artificial Intelligence
15 244 (17.93%) Problem-Solving
16 243 (17.85%) AWS
17 236 (17.34%) Mathematics
17 236 (17.34%) JavaScript
18 230 (16.90%) Docker
19 217 (15.94%) Kubernetes
20 182 (13.37%) PhD
21 180 (13.23%) C#
22 178 (13.08%) Microservices
23 173 (12.71%) Linux
24 168 (12.34%) Analytics
25 160 (11.76%) OO
26 158 (11.61%) Azure
27 156 (11.46%) Git (software)
28 153 (11.24%) MATLAB
29 149 (10.95%) TDD

Algorithms
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 94 (6.91%) Apache Spark
2 37 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
3 28 (2.06%) Apache
4 27 (1.98%) Apache Airflow
5 18 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 17 (1.25%) Jupyter
7 13 (0.96%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.73%) nginx
9 9 (0.66%) Confluence
9 9 (0.66%) Gunicorn
10 5 (0.37%) CMS
10 5 (0.37%) Jetty
11 4 (0.29%) Ethereum
11 4 (0.29%) JBoss
11 4 (0.29%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.29%) SAS
11 4 (0.29%) Tornado
11 4 (0.29%) WordPress
12 3 (0.22%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.22%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 77 (5.66%) Simulink
2 42 (3.09%) Stateflow
3 8 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.29%) Figma
6 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (0.29%) Sketch
6 4 (0.29%) SPSS
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.15%) InVision
8 1 (0.073%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.073%) Weka
Business Applications
1 2 (0.15%) Magento
2 1 (0.073%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.073%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.073%) Quorum
2 1 (0.073%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 243 (17.85%) AWS
2 158 (11.61%) Azure
3 90 (6.61%) GCP
4 85 (6.25%) SaaS
5 50 (3.67%) GitHub
6 36 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (2.35%) Serverless
8 28 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
9 19 (1.40%) IaaS
9 19 (1.40%) Power Platform
10 17 (1.25%) Amazon S3
11 16 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
12 15 (1.10%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 14 (1.03%) Amazon ECS
13 14 (1.03%) Amazon SageMaker
13 14 (1.03%) PaaS
14 12 (0.88%) Slack
15 9 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (0.66%) AWS CodePipeline
16 8 (0.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 68 (5.00%) Internet
2 43 (3.16%) Wireless
3 38 (2.79%) MIMO
4 36 (2.65%) HTTP
5 33 (2.42%) DVB
5 33 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
6 17 (1.25%) PPP
7 9 (0.66%) 5G
7 9 (0.66%) Firewall
8 7 (0.51%) Ethernet
9 6 (0.44%) 3G
9 6 (0.44%) IMAP
9 6 (0.44%) LTE
9 6 (0.44%) NAS
9 6 (0.44%) SMTP
10 5 (0.37%) FlexRay
10 5 (0.37%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.37%) WiMAX
11 3 (0.22%) 3GPP
11 3 (0.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (8.82%) NoSQL
2 117 (8.60%) Big Data
3 87 (6.39%) PostgreSQL
4 52 (3.82%) SQL Server
5 50 (3.67%) Data Mining
6 47 (3.45%) Relational Database
7 44 (3.23%) MongoDB
8 41 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
9 35 (2.57%) Redis
10 27 (1.98%) Tableau
11 26 (1.91%) Hadoop
12 25 (1.84%) Data Lake
13 24 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
14 23 (1.69%) MySQL
15 16 (1.18%) Power BI
16 15 (1.10%) Snowflake Schema
17 12 (0.88%) Flink
18 11 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
18 11 (0.81%) KDB
18 11 (0.81%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 156 (11.46%) Git (software)
2 61 (4.48%) Subversion
3 51 (3.75%) Mercurial
4 38 (2.79%) Jenkins
5 34 (2.50%) Maven
6 27 (1.98%) GitLab
7 22 (1.62%) JIRA
8 11 (0.81%) IntelliJ
8 11 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
8 11 (0.81%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.66%) Bitbucket
9 9 (0.66%) Cypress.io
9 9 (0.66%) JUnit
9 9 (0.66%) SonarQube
10 8 (0.59%) Selenium
11 7 (0.51%) git-flow
11 7 (0.51%) Rational Team Concert
11 7 (0.51%) webpack
12 6 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.44%) Postman
General
1 368 (27.04%) Social Skills
2 300 (22.04%) Finance
3 148 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
4 85 (6.25%) Games
5 60 (4.41%) Electronics
6 57 (4.19%) Marketing
7 55 (4.04%) Retail
8 49 (3.60%) Banking
9 41 (3.01%) Telecoms
10 38 (2.79%) Front Office
10 38 (2.79%) Law
11 36 (2.65%) Public Speaking
12 34 (2.50%) Manufacturing
13 33 (2.42%) Organisational Skills
14 31 (2.28%) Advertising
14 31 (2.28%) Legal
15 28 (2.06%) Wearables
16 26 (1.91%) Presentation Skills
17 20 (1.47%) Automotive
18 18 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 343 (25.20%) Developer
2 277 (20.35%) Software Engineer
3 163 (11.98%) Data Scientist
4 106 (7.79%) Java Developer
5 96 (7.05%) Java Engineer
6 87 (6.39%) Java Software Engineer
6 87 (6.39%) Senior Software Engineer
7 81 (5.95%) Senior Developer
8 57 (4.19%) Data Engineer
9 50 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
10 43 (3.16%) Senior Data Scientist
11 41 (3.01%) Python Developer
12 40 (2.94%) Python Engineer
13 38 (2.79%) Algorithm Engineer
14 37 (2.72%) DSP Engineer
15 36 (2.65%) C# Developer
15 36 (2.65%) Cloud Developer
16 34 (2.50%) Machine Learning Scientist
17 33 (2.42%) Senior Algorithm Engineer
17 33 (2.42%) Senior DSP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (10.65%) React
2 135 (9.92%) .NET
3 88 (6.47%) TensorFlow
4 85 (6.25%) Spring
5 84 (6.17%) Kafka
6 80 (5.88%) Node.js
7 72 (5.29%) Pandas
8 68 (5.00%) .NET Core
9 66 (4.85%) Web Services
10 63 (4.63%) REST
11 62 (4.56%) NumPy
12 61 (4.48%) HTML
13 60 (4.41%) AngularJS
14 59 (4.34%) CSS
15 58 (4.26%) PyTorch
16 50 (3.67%) scikit-learn
17 45 (3.31%) RabbitMQ
18 42 (3.09%) Spring Boot
19 39 (2.87%) Django
19 39 (2.87%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 488 (35.86%) Data Structures
2 96 (7.05%) User Experience
3 62 (4.56%) Hedge funds
4 61 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
5 51 (3.75%) Robotics
6 50 (3.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 48 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
8 42 (3.09%) Public Cloud
9 41 (3.01%) Derivative
10 37 (2.72%) Data Centre
11 33 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
12 29 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 26 (1.91%) Smartphone
14 22 (1.62%) Fixed Income
15 21 (1.54%) Acoustics
15 21 (1.54%) Blog
16 19 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
17 18 (1.32%) Equities
17 18 (1.32%) PKI
18 17 (1.25%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 173 (12.71%) Linux
2 44 (3.23%) Windows
3 31 (2.28%) Unix
4 11 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
5 9 (0.66%) Ubuntu
6 6 (0.44%) Android
6 6 (0.44%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.37%) CentOS
8 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.073%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 556 (40.85%) Software Engineering
2 424 (31.15%) Machine Learning
3 391 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
4 371 (27.26%) Computer Science
5 361 (26.52%) Data Science
6 246 (18.07%) Artificial Intelligence
7 244 (17.93%) Problem-Solving
8 236 (17.34%) Mathematics
9 178 (13.08%) Microservices
10 168 (12.34%) Analytics
11 160 (11.76%) OO
12 149 (10.95%) TDD
13 138 (10.14%) Test Automation
14 135 (9.92%) Fintech
15 129 (9.48%) DevOps
16 122 (8.96%) Mentoring
17 114 (8.38%) Open Source
18 111 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
19 110 (8.08%) Decision-Making
19 110 (8.08%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 649 (47.69%) Python
2 456 (33.50%) Java
3 346 (25.42%) SQL
4 333 (24.47%) C++
5 236 (17.34%) JavaScript
6 180 (13.23%) C#
7 153 (11.24%) MATLAB
8 146 (10.73%) C
9 122 (8.96%) TypeScript
10 105 (7.71%) Go
11 74 (5.44%) Java 8
11 74 (5.44%) Scala
12 71 (5.22%) R
13 37 (2.72%) Ruby
14 30 (2.20%) Bash Shell
15 25 (1.84%) Kotlin
16 20 (1.47%) PowerShell
17 15 (1.10%) F#
17 15 (1.10%) VB
18 14 (1.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 411 (30.20%) Degree
2 182 (13.37%) PhD
3 137 (10.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 94 (6.91%) Master's Degree
5 47 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 25 (1.84%) Numerate Degree
7 21 (1.54%) SC Cleared
8 18 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (0.73%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.22%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.22%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.15%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.073%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (1.98%) QA
2 11 (0.81%) Data Quality
2 11 (0.81%) GRC
3 10 (0.73%) ISO 26262
4 9 (0.66%) IEC 61131
5 7 (0.51%) IEC 62304
6 4 (0.29%) IEC 61508
6 4 (0.29%) MISRA
6 4 (0.29%) MISRA C
7 3 (0.22%) DICOM
7 3 (0.22%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.22%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.073%) EMIR
9 1 (0.073%) GDPR
9 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.073%) MiFID
9 1 (0.073%) SOC 2
9 1 (0.073%) WCAG
System Software
1 230 (16.90%) Docker
2 36 (2.65%) Firmware
3 18 (1.32%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 3 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.22%) vSphere
5 1 (0.073%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.073%) etcd
Systems Management
1 217 (15.94%) Kubernetes
2 65 (4.78%) Terraform
3 17 (1.25%) Prometheus
3 17 (1.25%) Puppet
4 13 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.73%) Ansible
5 10 (0.73%) Grafana
6 7 (0.51%) Kibana
7 5 (0.37%) systemd
8 4 (0.29%) Istio
8 4 (0.29%) Marathon
8 4 (0.29%) Mesos
8 4 (0.29%) SELinux
9 3 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.22%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.22%) vRealize
10 2 (0.15%) Oozie
11 1 (0.073%) Consul
11 1 (0.073%) Kubeflow
11 1 (0.073%) SCCM
Vendors
1 86 (6.32%) Oracle
2 54 (3.97%) Microsoft
3 40 (2.94%) Google
4 37 (2.72%) PagerDuty
5 28 (2.06%) Instagram
6 21 (1.54%) SAP
7 18 (1.32%) Gemalto
8 12 (0.88%) Databricks
9 8 (0.59%) Alteryx
9 8 (0.59%) New Relic
10 7 (0.51%) Atlassian
10 7 (0.51%) MathWorks
11 6 (0.44%) Facebook
12 5 (0.37%) DataRobot
12 5 (0.37%) EMC
12 5 (0.37%) Greenplum
12 5 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.29%) Cisco
13 4 (0.29%) Informatica
13 4 (0.29%) Yahoo!