Period
to 27 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Physics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Physics over the 6 months to 27 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Physics
England > South East
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 277 247 245
Rank change year-on-year -30 -2 +58
Permanent jobs citing Physics 156 117 324
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.96% 0.96% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.05% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 103 96 240
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £39,250 £35,000 £28,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £42,044
Median % change year-on-year - +18.92% -11.49%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year - -5.66% +15.85%

Physics is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 15,191 11,101 24,325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.04% 91.51% 91.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10,774 9,118 19,868
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £40,500 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,806 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Physics
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Physics as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Physics in the South East

Physics
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Physics in the South East.

Salary trend for Physics in the South East

Physics
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Physics in the South East over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Physics in the South East

Physics
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Physics within the South East region over the 6 months to 27 July 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
Thames Valley -10 92 £50,845 +1.69% 27
Berkshire +10 68 £64,250 +11.74% 6
Hampshire -62 36 £51,250 +2.50% 17
Oxfordshire -22 23 £44,345 +5.72% 14
Surrey -15 22 £43,500 +24.29% 6
Kent -30 3 - - 1
East Sussex -14 2 - - 8
Buckinghamshire -23 1 £55,000 +144.44% 7
Physics
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, IT jobs citing Physics 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 South East region with a requirement for Physics.

1 121 (77.56%) Degree
2 104 (66.67%) Mathematics
3 91 (58.33%) Computer Science
4 71 (45.51%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (44.23%) C#
6 62 (39.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 60 (38.46%) Mentoring
8 56 (35.90%) Docker
9 54 (34.62%) Python
9 54 (34.62%) Software Engineering
10 53 (33.97%) .NET
11 52 (33.33%) SQL
11 52 (33.33%) .NET Core
12 51 (32.69%) JavaScript
12 51 (32.69%) React
13 48 (30.77%) Kubernetes
14 47 (30.13%) C++
15 45 (28.85%) Vue.js
16 41 (26.28%) Selenium
16 41 (26.28%) NoSQL
16 41 (26.28%) TDD
16 41 (26.28%) Social Skills
17 31 (19.87%) Security Cleared
18 25 (16.03%) Electronics
19 24 (15.38%) Project Management
20 22 (14.10%) Finance
20 22 (14.10%) Systems Engineering
21 21 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
21 21 (13.46%) Digital Signal Processing
21 21 (13.46%) Signal Processing

Physics
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (4.49%) Confluence
2 4 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.28%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.64%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (3.85%) OrCAD
2 4 (2.56%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.90%) Azure
2 12 (7.69%) SaaS
3 7 (4.49%) AWS
4 6 (3.85%) GCP
5 4 (2.56%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (1.28%) Azure Service Fabric
6 2 (1.28%) Azure Storage
6 2 (1.28%) Datadog
6 2 (1.28%) SonarCloud
7 1 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.64%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.64%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.64%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.64%) Serverless
7 1 (0.64%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.05%) Wireless
2 4 (2.56%) Software-Defined Radio
3 2 (1.28%) SAN
4 1 (0.64%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (26.28%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.92%) MySQL
2 3 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.64%) Big Data
3 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.64%) Flink
3 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.64%) Power BI
3 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.64%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 41 (26.28%) Selenium
2 17 (10.90%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.49%) JIRA
3 7 (4.49%) SpecFlow
4 3 (1.92%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.28%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.28%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (1.28%) Moq
5 2 (1.28%) NCrunch
5 2 (1.28%) NUnit
5 2 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (1.28%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (0.64%) JMeter
6 1 (0.64%) Locust
6 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.64%) Visual Website Optimizer
6 1 (0.64%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.64%) WebSurge
General
1 41 (26.28%) Social Skills
2 25 (16.03%) Electronics
3 22 (14.10%) Finance
4 14 (8.97%) Manufacturing
5 9 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (5.13%) Financial Institution
6 8 (5.13%) Games
6 8 (5.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 7 (4.49%) Aerospace
8 6 (3.85%) Documentation Skills
9 5 (3.21%) Influencing Skills
9 5 (3.21%) Marketing
9 5 (3.21%) Military
9 5 (3.21%) Public Sector
9 5 (3.21%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.92%) Front Office
11 2 (1.28%) Avionics
12 1 (0.64%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 56 (35.90%) Developer
2 45 (28.85%) Software Developer
3 29 (18.59%) Software Engineer
4 24 (15.38%) Senior Developer
5 23 (14.74%) Senior Software Developer
6 20 (12.82%) .NET Developer
7 19 (12.18%) .NET Software Developer
8 18 (11.54%) Junior
8 18 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
9 13 (8.33%) Graduate
10 12 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
11 7 (4.49%) Compiler Engineer
12 6 (3.85%) Electronics Engineer
12 6 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
12 6 (3.85%) RF Engineer
13 5 (3.21%) Analyst
13 5 (3.21%) C++ Software Engineer
13 5 (3.21%) Graduate Software Engineer
13 5 (3.21%) Junior Software Engineer
14 4 (2.56%) Graduate Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (33.97%) .NET
2 52 (33.33%) .NET Core
3 51 (32.69%) React
4 45 (28.85%) Vue.js
5 11 (7.05%) AngularJS
6 8 (5.13%) EDI
6 8 (5.13%) SciPy
7 6 (3.85%) ASP.NET
7 6 (3.85%) CSS
7 6 (3.85%) CSS3
7 6 (3.85%) HTML
7 6 (3.85%) jQuery
7 6 (3.85%) Kendo UI
7 6 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (3.21%) WPF
9 4 (2.56%) REST
9 4 (2.56%) TensorFlow
10 3 (1.92%) Django
10 3 (1.92%) Unreal Engine
11 2 (1.28%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 12 (7.69%) Algorithms
3 7 (4.49%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.21%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (2.56%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.92%) Animation
6 3 (1.92%) PlayStation
6 3 (1.92%) VHDL
6 3 (1.92%) Xbox
7 2 (1.28%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.33%) Linux
2 4 (2.56%) Windows
3 2 (1.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 91 (58.33%) Computer Science
3 71 (45.51%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (38.46%) Mentoring
5 54 (34.62%) Software Engineering
6 41 (26.28%) TDD
7 24 (15.38%) Project Management
8 22 (14.10%) Systems Engineering
9 21 (13.46%) Digital Signal Processing
9 21 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (13.46%) Signal Processing
10 20 (12.82%) Nanotechnology
11 12 (7.69%) Data Analysis
12 11 (7.05%) Decision-Making
12 11 (7.05%) Machine Learning
12 11 (7.05%) Scrum
13 10 (6.41%) Artificial Intelligence
13 10 (6.41%) Coaching
13 10 (6.41%) SDLC
13 10 (6.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (44.23%) C#
2 54 (34.62%) Python
3 52 (33.33%) SQL
4 51 (32.69%) JavaScript
5 47 (30.13%) C++
6 16 (10.26%) Java
7 15 (9.62%) C
8 13 (8.33%) MATLAB
9 9 (5.77%) TypeScript
10 7 (4.49%) F#
11 4 (2.56%) Fortran
11 4 (2.56%) XAML
12 3 (1.92%) PHP
13 1 (0.64%) R
13 1 (0.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 121 (77.56%) Degree
2 62 (39.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (19.87%) Security Cleared
4 18 (11.54%) PhD
4 18 (11.54%) SC Cleared
5 12 (7.69%) Master's Degree
6 8 (5.13%) DBS Check
6 8 (5.13%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.49%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (1.28%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.21%) Def Stans
2 3 (1.92%) QA
3 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.64%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 56 (35.90%) Docker
2 5 (3.21%) Firmware
3 2 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 48 (30.77%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.64%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 7 (4.49%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.85%) Cadence
2 6 (3.85%) Telerik
3 5 (3.21%) Agilent
3 5 (3.21%) SAP
4 4 (2.56%) Sun
5 2 (1.28%) Google
5 2 (1.28%) VMware
6 1 (0.64%) Apple
6 1 (0.64%) Databricks
6 1 (0.64%) Optimizely