Period
to 19 October 2017

The median annual salary for an Algorithm Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

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
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1145 1214 1304
Rank change year-on-year +69 +90 -27
Permanent jobs requiring an Algorithm Engineer 28 19 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.010% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.010% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 26 19 13
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% -4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £44,375 £39,500 £34,200
90th Percentile £84,375 £100,000 £67,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% -4.35% +64.29%

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 167246 184514 211672
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 133909 154629 175428
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 19 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Algorithm Engineer in the UK

Algorithm Engineer
Top 7 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 19 October 2017. 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 +39 26 £57,500 +4.55% 2
UK excluding London +65 14 £50,000 -9.09% 1
London +21 12 £70,000 - 1
South East +51 10 £50,000 -9.09%
North of England - 2 £40,000 -
North East - 2 £40,000 -
East of England - 2 £81,250 - 1

Algorithm Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 2017, Algorithm Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Algorithm Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (92.86%) C++
2 25 (89.29%) Algorithms
3 15 (53.57%) Mathematics
4 14 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 12 (42.86%) PhD
6 11 (39.29%) Python
6 11 (39.29%) MATLAB
6 11 (39.29%) Machine Learning
7 10 (35.71%) C#
8 9 (32.14%) Ruby
9 8 (28.57%) Physics
10 7 (25.00%) C
10 7 (25.00%) Data Modelling
10 7 (25.00%) Automotive
11 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (17.86%) HTML
12 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
12 5 (17.86%) Ext JS
12 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
12 5 (17.86%) Image Processing
12 5 (17.86%) HTML5
12 5 (17.86%) MongoDB
12 5 (17.86%) Creative Problem-Solving
12 5 (17.86%) Node.js
13 4 (14.29%) Degree
14 3 (10.71%) Artificial Intelligence
14 3 (10.71%) Simulink
14 3 (10.71%) Java
14 3 (10.71%) Linux
14 3 (10.71%) Computer Science

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 3 (10.71%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) Subversion
3 1 (3.57%) Ant
3 1 (3.57%) Maven
General
1 7 (25.00%) Automotive
2 2 (7.14%) Games
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Ext JS
1 5 (17.86%) HTML
1 5 (17.86%) HTML5
1 5 (17.86%) Node.js
2 1 (3.57%) RESTful
2 1 (3.57%) STL
2 1 (3.57%) TensorFlow
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (89.29%) Algorithms
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.57%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Mathematics
2 14 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 11 (39.29%) Machine Learning
4 8 (28.57%) Physics
5 7 (25.00%) Data Modelling
6 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (17.86%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 5 (17.86%) Image Processing
8 3 (10.71%) Algorithmic Trading
8 3 (10.71%) Artificial Intelligence
8 3 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (10.71%) Signal Processing
9 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
9 2 (7.14%) Electronic Trading
9 2 (7.14%) OO
9 2 (7.14%) OOP
9 2 (7.14%) Open Source
9 2 (7.14%) Random Forest
9 2 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 26 (92.86%) C++
2 11 (39.29%) MATLAB
2 11 (39.29%) Python
3 10 (35.71%) C#
4 9 (32.14%) Ruby
5 7 (25.00%) C
6 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
7 3 (10.71%) Java
8 1 (3.57%) Julia
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) PhD
2 4 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Facebook
1 1 (3.57%) Google