Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for an Algorithm Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Algorithm Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1155 1146 1271
Rank change year-on-year -9 +125 +26
Permanent jobs requiring an Algorithm Engineer 27 38 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.021% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.022% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 14 35 24
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% -4.35%
10th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £38,250
90th Percentile £65,625 £94,000 £64,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% -4.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 169,137 170,894 196,409
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.22% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 136,840 139,688 164,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Algorithm Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Algorithm Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Algorithm Engineer in the UK

Algorithm Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Algorithm Engineer.

Salary trend for Algorithm Engineer in the UK

Algorithm Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Algorithm Engineer over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Algorithm Engineer in the UK

Algorithm Engineer
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithm Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 July 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
England +9 27 £55,000 +10.00% 10
UK excluding London -14 19 £55,000 +10.00% 8
South East -4 11 £55,000 +10.00% 4
London +21 8 £50,000 -36.51% 3
East of England +5 5 £65,000 -13.33% 1
South West - 3 £55,000 - 1

Algorithm Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, Algorithm Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Algorithm Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Algorithms
2 20 (74.07%) C++
3 17 (62.96%) Signal Processing
4 14 (51.85%) Mathematics
5 13 (48.15%) MATLAB
5 13 (48.15%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (40.74%) Digital Signal Processing
7 10 (37.04%) Python
8 9 (33.33%) Simulink
9 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (29.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 7 (25.93%) Firmware
10 7 (25.93%) CUDA
11 6 (22.22%) C
12 5 (18.52%) PhD
12 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
12 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
12 5 (18.52%) Image Processing
13 4 (14.81%) Altera
13 4 (14.81%) Avionics
13 4 (14.81%) LTE
13 4 (14.81%) Numerical Analysis
13 4 (14.81%) 3D Modelling
13 4 (14.81%) Parallel Computing
13 4 (14.81%) Performance Improvement
13 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
13 4 (14.81%) Systems Analysis
13 4 (14.81%) Xilinx
13 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
13 4 (14.81%) Wireless

Algorithm Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) 3GPP
1 4 (14.81%) LTE
1 4 (14.81%) UMTS
1 4 (14.81%) WCDMA
1 4 (14.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Big Data
1 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (14.81%) Avionics
1 4 (14.81%) Electronics
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.70%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
1 4 (14.81%) OpenCL
2 2 (7.41%) TensorFlow
3 1 (3.70%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 27 (100.00%) Algorithms
2 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (29.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 7 (25.93%) CUDA
4 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
5 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
5 4 (14.81%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (11.11%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (7.41%) Fintech
7 2 (7.41%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Signal Processing
2 14 (51.85%) Mathematics
3 13 (48.15%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (40.74%) Digital Signal Processing
5 5 (18.52%) Image Processing
5 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
6 4 (14.81%) 3D Modelling
6 4 (14.81%) Complexity Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
6 4 (14.81%) Numerical Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) OO
6 4 (14.81%) Parallel Computing
6 4 (14.81%) Performance Engineering
6 4 (14.81%) Performance Improvement
6 4 (14.81%) Performance Optimisation
6 4 (14.81%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
6 4 (14.81%) Validation
7 3 (11.11%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) C++
2 13 (48.15%) MATLAB
3 10 (37.04%) Python
4 6 (22.22%) C
5 4 (14.81%) Delphi
6 3 (11.11%) Java
7 2 (7.41%) Java 8
8 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) PhD
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Altera
1 4 (14.81%) Freescale
1 4 (14.81%) Xilinx