Period
to 23 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Natural Language Processing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Natural Language Processing over the 6 months to 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Natural Language Processing (NLP)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 558 748 915
Rank change year-on-year +190 +167 +115
Permanent jobs citing Natural Language Processing 774 405 343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.13% 0.62% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 684 356 303
England median annual salary £67,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.67% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £42,500 £35,000 £36,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £66,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.35%

Natural Language Processing is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 68,327 65,091 74,188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.17% 40.35% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 57,965 56,141 64,587
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Natural Language Processing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Natural Language Processing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Natural Language Processing in England

Natural Language Processing
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Natural Language Processing in England.

Salary trend for Natural Language Processing in England

Natural Language Processing
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Natural Language Processing in England over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Natural Language Processing in England

Natural Language Processing
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Natural Language Processing within the England region over the 6 months to 23 April 2018. 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 +170 514 £70,000 +3.70% 49
South East +66 121 £67,000 +3.08% 9
East of England +33 89 £56,250 +18.42% 9
West Midlands +7 17 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Midlands -2 17 £45,000 +5.88% 2
North of England -21 17 £45,000 +50.00% 3
North West -8 15 £45,000 +50.00% 3
South West -30 13 £75,000 +87.50% 5
North East -23 2 £67,500 -15.63%
Natural Language Processing
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT jobs citing Natural Language Processing 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 Natural Language Processing.

1 713 (92.12%) Machine Learning
2 606 (78.29%) Python
3 425 (54.91%) Data Science
4 359 (46.38%) Artificial Intelligence
5 321 (41.47%) Deep Learning
6 277 (35.79%) Java
7 255 (32.95%) Algorithms
8 251 (32.43%) Big Data
9 243 (31.40%) PhD
10 231 (29.84%) Analytics
11 224 (28.94%) C++
12 221 (28.55%) Computer Science
13 210 (27.13%) Neural Network
13 210 (27.13%) Apache Spark
14 192 (24.81%) R
15 183 (23.64%) Software Engineering
16 182 (23.51%) SQL
17 180 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
18 165 (21.32%) Bayesian Methods
19 162 (20.93%) Degree
20 155 (20.03%) Amazon AWS
21 148 (19.12%) Statistics
22 147 (18.99%) Mathematics
23 143 (18.48%) Finance
24 121 (15.63%) TensorFlow
25 110 (14.21%) Visualisation
26 104 (13.44%) C
27 97 (12.53%) Continuous Integration
28 96 (12.40%) Hadoop
29 93 (12.02%) MATLAB

Natural Language Processing
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
1 210 (27.13%) Apache Spark
2 48 (6.20%) Elasticsearch
3 32 (4.13%) Apache
4 27 (3.49%) Apache Solr
5 25 (3.23%) JBoss
6 15 (1.94%) SAS
7 7 (0.90%) nginx
8 6 (0.78%) Jupyter
9 5 (0.65%) Jetty
9 5 (0.65%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.39%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.26%) Amazon Alexa
12 1 (0.13%) DNN
Applications
1 32 (4.13%) Chatbot
2 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Actimize
1 1 (0.13%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 155 (20.03%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (5.43%) GitHub
4 17 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (1.42%) Amazon EMR
6 10 (1.29%) SaaS
7 9 (1.16%) Azure Machine Learning
8 5 (0.65%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 4 (0.52%) Amazon SageMaker
9 4 (0.52%) Dialogflow
10 2 (0.26%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.26%) Serverless
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.94%) DAB
2 7 (0.90%) Internet
2 7 (0.90%) Network Security
3 3 (0.39%) Skype
4 2 (0.26%) DHCP
4 2 (0.26%) DNS
4 2 (0.26%) IPv4
4 2 (0.26%) SSL
5 1 (0.13%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.13%) HTTP
5 1 (0.13%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (32.43%) Big Data
2 96 (12.40%) Hadoop
3 73 (9.43%) NoSQL
4 68 (8.79%) Data Mining
5 59 (7.62%) Text Mining
6 58 (7.49%) MongoDB
7 51 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
8 41 (5.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 34 (4.39%) HBase
10 29 (3.75%) Apache Hive
11 28 (3.62%) QlikView
12 27 (3.49%) MySQL
13 21 (2.71%) Relational Database
14 18 (2.33%) Amazon Redshift
14 18 (2.33%) Neo4j
14 18 (2.33%) Power BI
15 17 (2.20%) Mahout
16 16 (2.07%) Data Lake
17 14 (1.81%) Cosmos DB
18 6 (0.78%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 60 (7.75%) Jenkins
2 44 (5.68%) Selenium
3 39 (5.04%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.16%) JIRA
5 7 (0.90%) Bitbucket
6 6 (0.78%) Gradle
6 6 (0.78%) JUnit
7 5 (0.65%) IntelliJ
7 5 (0.65%) Maven
7 5 (0.65%) Subversion
8 4 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.52%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.26%) Ant
9 2 (0.26%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.26%) YouTrack
10 1 (0.13%) GitLab
10 1 (0.13%) NUnit
General
1 143 (18.48%) Finance
2 36 (4.65%) Legal
3 35 (4.52%) Marketing
4 30 (3.88%) Retail
5 23 (2.97%) Banking
5 23 (2.97%) Publishing
6 22 (2.84%) Games
7 18 (2.33%) Advertising
8 16 (2.07%) Back Office
8 16 (2.07%) Law
9 13 (1.68%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.39%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) Electronics
13 1 (0.13%) International Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 251 (32.43%) Data Scientist
2 131 (16.93%) Developer
3 88 (11.37%) Machine Learning Scientist
4 87 (11.24%) Python Engineer
5 85 (10.98%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 68 (8.79%) Software Engineer
7 61 (7.88%) Senior Data Scientist
8 41 (5.30%) Java Developer
9 39 (5.04%) Python Developer
9 39 (5.04%) Senior Developer
10 31 (4.01%) Senior Java Developer
11 29 (3.75%) Software Developer
12 28 (3.62%) Machine Learning Researcher
13 26 (3.36%) Senior Software Engineer
14 24 (3.10%) Lead Developer
15 23 (2.97%) Research Engineer
16 20 (2.58%) Data Engineer
16 20 (2.58%) Junior
16 20 (2.58%) Python Software Engineer
17 17 (2.20%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (15.63%) TensorFlow
2 82 (10.59%) Web Services
3 68 (8.79%) scikit-learn
4 60 (7.75%) Pandas
5 59 (7.62%) NumPy
6 48 (6.20%) SciPy
7 47 (6.07%) Kafka
8 44 (5.68%) RESTful
9 41 (5.30%) Django
10 37 (4.78%) Node.js
11 35 (4.52%) Spring
12 33 (4.26%) React
13 31 (4.01%) Theano
14 29 (3.75%) Keras
15 28 (3.62%) REST
16 25 (3.23%) Lucene
17 24 (3.10%) RabbitMQ
18 23 (2.97%) PySpark
19 20 (2.58%) Flask
20 19 (2.45%) MLlib
Miscellaneous
1 255 (32.95%) Algorithms
2 221 (28.55%) Computer Science
3 78 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (7.62%) Fintech
5 35 (4.52%) User Experience
6 31 (4.01%) Cyberthreat
7 25 (3.23%) Hedge funds
8 22 (2.84%) Social Media
9 17 (2.20%) Data Structures
9 17 (2.20%) Social Network
10 16 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
10 16 (2.07%) Linux Command Line
11 14 (1.81%) NHS
12 13 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.68%) Smart City
13 10 (1.29%) Clustering
13 10 (1.29%) Management Information System
14 8 (1.03%) Linked Data
15 6 (0.78%) Reference Data
16 5 (0.65%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 84 (10.85%) Linux
2 20 (2.58%) Windows
3 3 (0.39%) Unix
4 2 (0.26%) Debian
4 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 713 (92.12%) Machine Learning
2 425 (54.91%) Data Science
3 359 (46.38%) Artificial Intelligence
4 321 (41.47%) Deep Learning
5 231 (29.84%) Analytics
6 210 (27.13%) Neural Network
7 183 (23.64%) Software Engineering
8 180 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
9 165 (21.32%) Bayesian Methods
10 148 (19.12%) Statistics
11 147 (18.99%) Mathematics
12 110 (14.21%) Visualisation
13 97 (12.53%) Continuous Integration
14 88 (11.37%) Data Visualisation
15 86 (11.11%) TDD
16 85 (10.98%) Reinforcement Learning
17 78 (10.08%) Data Modelling
18 68 (8.79%) Computer Vision
18 68 (8.79%) Probabilistic Modelling
18 68 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 606 (78.29%) Python
2 277 (35.79%) Java
3 224 (28.94%) C++
4 192 (24.81%) R
5 182 (23.51%) SQL
6 104 (13.44%) C
7 93 (12.02%) MATLAB
8 90 (11.63%) Scala
9 79 (10.21%) JavaScript
10 72 (9.30%) C#
11 30 (3.88%) Ruby
12 20 (2.58%) Go
13 13 (1.68%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.42%) Java 8
15 10 (1.29%) Julia
16 9 (1.16%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.52%) Perl
17 4 (0.52%) VBA
17 4 (0.52%) XPath
18 3 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 243 (31.40%) PhD
2 162 (20.93%) Degree
3 19 (2.45%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.81%) Master's Degree
5 12 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.29%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.39%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.13%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.81%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.65%) GDPR
2 5 (0.65%) Solvency II
3 4 (0.52%) GCP
4 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.13%) EMIR
4 1 (0.13%) FATCA
4 1 (0.13%) MiFID
4 1 (0.13%) QA
System Software
1 81 (10.47%) Docker
2 16 (2.07%) HDFS
3 5 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.52%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 53 (6.85%) Kubernetes
2 19 (2.45%) Ansible
3 17 (2.20%) Terraform
4 16 (2.07%) Marathon
5 14 (1.81%) Puppet
6 4 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.26%) Packer
9 1 (0.13%) Kibana
9 1 (0.13%) logstash
9 1 (0.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 55 (7.11%) Google
2 40 (5.17%) Microsoft
3 36 (4.65%) Tableau
4 28 (3.62%) IBM
5 22 (2.84%) Cloudera
6 15 (1.94%) Twitter
7 13 (1.68%) Oracle
8 12 (1.55%) VMware
9 9 (1.16%) Hortonworks
10 7 (0.90%) Talend
11 6 (0.78%) Apple
12 5 (0.65%) Adobe
12 5 (0.65%) Capita
12 5 (0.65%) Databricks
13 4 (0.52%) Dataiku
14 3 (0.39%) MapR
15 2 (0.26%) Alteryx
15 2 (0.26%) Cognos
15 2 (0.26%) Greenplum
15 2 (0.26%) Splunk