Period
to 16 August 2017

The median annual salary for an Algorithm Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1147 1233 1292
Rank change year-on-year +86 +59 -36
Permanent jobs requiring an Algorithm Engineer 36 22 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.011% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.012% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 33 22 29
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -4.35% +41.98%
10th Percentile £45,000 £37,750 £38,550
90th Percentile £81,000 £60,000 £63,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% -4.35% +64.29%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 169446 191120 209618
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.50% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136792 160701 172474
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £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 16 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Algorithm Engineer in the UK

Algorithm Engineer
Top 10 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 16 August 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 +67 34 £50,000 -9.09% 2
UK excluding London +48 24 £50,000 -9.09% 2
South East +71 13 £50,000 -9.09% 1
London +50 11 £65,000 +44.44%
Midlands +30 4 £45,000 -25.00%
West Midlands +13 4 £45,000 -25.00%
East of England - 4 £65,000 -
North East - 2 £40,000 - 1
North of England - 2 £40,000 - 1
Scotland +13 1 - -

Algorithm Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 33 (91.67%) Algorithms
2 31 (86.11%) C++
3 20 (55.56%) Mathematics
4 19 (52.78%) PhD
5 16 (44.44%) Software Engineering
6 15 (41.67%) Machine Learning
7 14 (38.89%) Physics
7 14 (38.89%) Python
7 14 (38.89%) C#
8 12 (33.33%) Degree
9 11 (30.56%) Ruby
9 11 (30.56%) Data Modelling
10 9 (25.00%) Image Processing
11 8 (22.22%) MATLAB
11 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
12 7 (19.44%) Big Data
13 6 (16.67%) Automotive
13 6 (16.67%) C
13 6 (16.67%) Java
14 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
14 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (13.89%) Logistics
14 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (13.89%) Open Source
14 5 (13.89%) Master's Degree
14 5 (13.89%) Numerate Degree
15 4 (11.11%) Node.js
15 4 (11.11%) HTML5
15 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
15 4 (11.11%) Clang

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 (8.33%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Big Data
2 3 (8.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Clang
1 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.78%) Ant
2 1 (2.78%) Maven
2 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 6 (16.67%) Automotive
2 4 (11.11%) Electronics
3 3 (8.33%) Games
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) HTML
1 4 (11.11%) HTML5
1 4 (11.11%) Node.js
2 3 (8.33%) Ext JS
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.78%) D3.js
3 1 (2.78%) J2EE
3 1 (2.78%) jQuery
3 1 (2.78%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (2.78%) REST
3 1 (2.78%) RESTful
3 1 (2.78%) Spring
3 1 (2.78%) STL
3 1 (2.78%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (91.67%) Algorithms
2 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (11.11%) SystemC
5 3 (8.33%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.78%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Mathematics
2 16 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 15 (41.67%) Machine Learning
4 14 (38.89%) Physics
5 11 (30.56%) Data Modelling
6 9 (25.00%) Image Processing
7 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.89%) Logistics
7 5 (13.89%) Open Source
8 4 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
8 4 (11.11%) OO
8 4 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
8 4 (11.11%) Refactoring
9 3 (8.33%) Algorithmic Trading
9 3 (8.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 3 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (8.33%) Signal Processing
10 2 (5.56%) Electronic Trading
10 2 (5.56%) Multithreading
10 2 (5.56%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 31 (86.11%) C++
2 14 (38.89%) C#
2 14 (38.89%) Python
3 11 (30.56%) Ruby
4 8 (22.22%) MATLAB
5 6 (16.67%) C
5 6 (16.67%) Java
6 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.78%) Julia
7 1 (2.78%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 19 (52.78%) PhD
2 12 (33.33%) Degree
3 5 (13.89%) Master's Degree
3 5 (13.89%) Numerate Degree
Vendors
1 1 (2.78%) Facebook
1 1 (2.78%) Google
1 1 (2.78%) Tableau