Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Machine Learning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Machine Learning over the 6 months to 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Machine Learning
England > South West
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 97 105 88
Rank change year-on-year +8 -17 +19
Permanent jobs citing Machine Learning 259 96 347
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 3.48% 2.87% 3.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.72% 3.13% 3.96%
Number of salaries quoted 90 84 266
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,875 £33,750
25th Percentile £41,306 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -4.76%
75th Percentile £82,875 £68,438 £61,250
90th Percentile £96,750 £90,000 £75,625
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

Machine Learning 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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,967 3,072 8,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 93.53% 91.76% 91.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4,534 2,515 7,116
10th Percentile £29,341 £29,000 £26,650
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +2.22% +2.27%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,742 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.45% +4.76% -

Machine Learning
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Machine Learning as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Machine Learning in the South West

Machine Learning
Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Machine Learning in the South West.

Salary trend for Machine Learning in the South West

Machine Learning
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Machine Learning in the South West over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Machine Learning in the South West

Machine Learning
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Machine Learning within the South West region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Bristol -3 150 £60,000 +20.00% 29
Gloucestershire -4 81 £55,500 +11.00% 4
Somerset -5 10 £37,500 -48.28% 6
Wiltshire -4 7 £53,750 -2.27% 3
Devon -10 5 £55,000 +15.79%
Cornwall - 5 - -
Machine Learning
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, IT jobs citing Machine Learning 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 West region with a requirement for Machine Learning.

1 170 (65.64%) Python
2 168 (64.86%) Data Science
3 119 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (39.77%) Artificial Intelligence
5 98 (37.84%) Software Engineering
6 84 (32.43%) Docker
7 79 (30.50%) Degree
8 78 (30.12%) DevOps
8 78 (30.12%) Analytics
9 77 (29.73%) Mathematics
9 77 (29.73%) Azure
10 74 (28.57%) AWS
11 65 (25.10%) Scrum
12 64 (24.71%) JIRA
12 64 (24.71%) Algorithms
13 61 (23.55%) Ansible
14 60 (23.17%) SQL
15 59 (22.78%) Confluence
16 58 (22.39%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 58 (22.39%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 58 (22.39%) DevSecOps
17 57 (22.01%) Computer Science
18 56 (21.62%) Social Skills
19 55 (21.24%) Cyber Intelligence
20 54 (20.85%) Big Data
20 54 (20.85%) Java
20 54 (20.85%) Linux
21 52 (20.08%) TensorFlow
22 51 (19.69%) GCP
22 51 (19.69%) Microservices

Machine Learning
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 59 (22.78%) Confluence
2 28 (10.81%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (6.56%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.32%) Apache
5 5 (1.93%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.77%) CMS
6 2 (0.77%) Drupal
6 2 (0.77%) IIS
6 2 (0.77%) nginx
6 2 (0.77%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.77%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (12.74%) Simulink
2 22 (8.49%) Stateflow
3 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.77%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 77 (29.73%) Azure
2 74 (28.57%) AWS
3 51 (19.69%) GCP
4 23 (8.88%) Power Platform
5 15 (5.79%) Serverless
6 11 (4.25%) Azure Data Factory
7 8 (3.09%) Amazon SageMaker
8 7 (2.70%) Amazon S3
8 7 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (2.70%) Firebase
9 5 (1.93%) Google Analytics
9 5 (1.93%) Google Data Studio
9 5 (1.93%) SaaS
10 4 (1.54%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (1.54%) OpenShift
11 3 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (1.16%) GitHub
11 3 (1.16%) IaaS
12 2 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.77%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.65%) IPv4
2 20 (7.72%) OSPF
2 20 (7.72%) VLAN
2 20 (7.72%) VPN
3 17 (6.56%) Firewall
4 4 (1.54%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.77%) Network Security
5 2 (0.77%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.77%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (20.85%) Big Data
2 23 (8.88%) BigQuery
2 23 (8.88%) Power BI
3 18 (6.95%) NoSQL
4 13 (5.02%) Data Mining
5 11 (4.25%) Qlik Sense
6 10 (3.86%) Apache Accumulo
6 10 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (3.86%) SQL Server
6 10 (3.86%) Tableau
7 7 (2.70%) Hadoop
8 6 (2.32%) Data Lake
8 6 (2.32%) MySQL
9 5 (1.93%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.93%) Looker
10 4 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 64 (24.71%) JIRA
2 41 (15.83%) Git (software)
3 38 (14.67%) Jenkins
4 15 (5.79%) Subversion
5 5 (1.93%) Bitbucket
5 5 (1.93%) PhpStorm
5 5 (1.93%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (1.93%) Rational Rhapsody
6 4 (1.54%) Maven
6 4 (1.54%) Selenium
7 3 (1.16%) PHPUnit
7 3 (1.16%) SonarQube
7 3 (1.16%) Xdebug
8 2 (0.77%) GitLab
8 2 (0.77%) Postman
9 1 (0.39%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.39%) JsTestDriver
9 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 56 (21.62%) Social Skills
2 33 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (11.58%) Legal
4 27 (10.42%) Games
5 23 (8.88%) Finance
6 21 (8.11%) Presentation Skills
7 12 (4.63%) Retail
8 11 (4.25%) Influencing Skills
9 9 (3.47%) Public Sector
10 8 (3.09%) Marketing
11 6 (2.32%) Military
11 6 (2.32%) Organisational Skills
12 5 (1.93%) Avionics
13 4 (1.54%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
14 3 (1.16%) Telecoms
14 3 (1.16%) Wearables
15 2 (0.77%) Banking
15 2 (0.77%) Documentation Skills
15 2 (0.77%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 61 (23.55%) Software Engineer
2 36 (13.90%) Senior Software Engineer
3 26 (10.04%) Systems Engineer
4 21 (8.11%) Developer
5 20 (7.72%) Head of Data Science
6 19 (7.34%) Data Scientist
7 17 (6.56%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 15 (5.79%) Lead Software Engineer
8 15 (5.79%) Linux Engineer
9 13 (5.02%) Quality Engineer
10 12 (4.63%) Analyst
10 12 (4.63%) Architect
10 12 (4.63%) Computer Engineer
10 12 (4.63%) Computer Vision Engineer
10 12 (4.63%) Data Analyst
11 11 (4.25%) Head of Analytics
11 11 (4.25%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (3.86%) Data Engineer
12 10 (3.86%) Principal Architect
12 10 (3.86%) Principal Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (20.08%) TensorFlow
2 43 (16.60%) Web Services
3 40 (15.44%) PyTorch
4 37 (14.29%) Kafka
5 33 (12.74%) Apache NiFi
6 25 (9.65%) Keras
7 20 (7.72%) Elastic Stack
8 14 (5.41%) scikit-learn
9 13 (5.02%) Pandas
10 12 (4.63%) OpenCV
10 12 (4.63%) SciPy
11 8 (3.09%) MLlib
11 8 (3.09%) RESTful
12 7 (2.70%) FastAPI
12 7 (2.70%) Node.js
12 7 (2.70%) React
13 6 (2.32%) HTML
14 5 (1.93%) AngularJS
14 5 (1.93%) CSS
14 5 (1.93%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 64 (24.71%) Algorithms
2 30 (11.58%) Cyberattack
3 23 (8.88%) Robotics
4 21 (8.11%) Public Cloud
5 20 (7.72%) User Experience
6 10 (3.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.32%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.16%) Legacy Code
9 3 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.16%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.77%) Biotechnology
10 2 (0.77%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.77%) iPad
10 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.77%) NHS
11 1 (0.39%) Lidar
11 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 54 (20.85%) Linux
2 32 (12.36%) CentOS
3 20 (7.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (6.56%) Unix
5 15 (5.79%) Ubuntu
6 13 (5.02%) Windows
7 10 (3.86%) Windows Server
7 10 (3.86%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (64.86%) Data Science
2 119 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (39.77%) Artificial Intelligence
4 98 (37.84%) Software Engineering
5 78 (30.12%) Analytics
5 78 (30.12%) DevOps
6 77 (29.73%) Mathematics
7 65 (25.10%) Scrum
8 58 (22.39%) DevSecOps
8 58 (22.39%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 58 (22.39%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 57 (22.01%) Computer Science
10 55 (21.24%) Cyber Intelligence
11 51 (19.69%) Microservices
12 50 (19.31%) Mentoring
13 45 (17.37%) Kalman Filter
14 44 (16.99%) Continuous Improvement
14 44 (16.99%) Validation
15 41 (15.83%) Cybersecurity
16 40 (15.44%) Deep Learning
Programming Languages
1 170 (65.64%) Python
2 60 (23.17%) SQL
3 54 (20.85%) Java
4 44 (16.99%) C++
5 42 (16.22%) MATLAB
6 35 (13.51%) C
7 31 (11.97%) PowerShell
8 25 (9.65%) Bash Shell
9 22 (8.49%) C#
9 22 (8.49%) R
10 13 (5.02%) JavaScript
11 10 (3.86%) Scala
12 8 (3.09%) Ruby
13 6 (2.32%) PHP
14 4 (1.54%) Java 8
15 3 (1.16%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.39%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.39%) Go
16 1 (0.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 79 (30.50%) Degree
2 34 (13.13%) PhD
3 12 (4.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (3.86%) AWS Certification
4 10 (3.86%) GIAC
4 10 (3.86%) RHCE
5 6 (2.32%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.93%) RHCSA
7 3 (1.16%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.77%) IISP
8 2 (0.77%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.39%) MCSA
9 1 (0.39%) MCSE
9 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.11%) QA
2 9 (3.47%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.77%) GDPR
3 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.77%) NCSC
3 2 (0.77%) NIST
System Software
1 84 (32.43%) Docker
2 25 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.79%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.77%) iptables
4 2 (0.77%) KVM
Systems Management
1 61 (23.55%) Ansible
2 27 (10.42%) Kubernetes
2 27 (10.42%) Puppet
3 22 (8.49%) Terraform
4 2 (0.77%) CSIRT
4 2 (0.77%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 41 (15.83%) Google
2 36 (13.90%) Microsoft
3 35 (13.51%) Red Hat
4 25 (9.65%) VMware
5 21 (8.11%) OpenAI
6 17 (6.56%) SAP
7 15 (5.79%) Oracle
8 12 (4.63%) Databricks
9 2 (0.77%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.77%) Elastic Path
9 2 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.77%) Teradata
10 1 (0.39%) Dataiku