Period
to 23 February 2018

The median annual salary for an Algorithm Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1177 1138 1272
Rank change year-on-year -39 +134 +11
Permanent jobs requiring an Algorithm Engineer 22 33 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.019% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.019% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 11 33 14
UK median annual salary £70,000 £80,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +60.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £41,250 £45,250 £38,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £100,000 £78,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +40.00% +11.11% -10.00%

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 169,607 169,366 204,229
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.49% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 139,181 140,637 170,778
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,367
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.44% +3.04%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Algorithm Engineer in the UK

Algorithm Engineer
Top 8 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 23 February 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 -5 21 £70,000 -12.50% 10
UK excluding London +18 18 £70,000 +40.00% 8
South East +7 8 £65,000 +30.00% 3
East of England 0 8 £82,500 +37.50% 1
London -22 3 £70,000 -30.00% 3
South West - 1 £42,500 - 1
North West - 1 £32,500 -
North of England - 1 £32,500 - 1

Algorithm Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 22 (100.00%) Algorithms
2 18 (81.82%) C++
3 13 (59.09%) Mathematics
4 12 (54.55%) Python
4 12 (54.55%) MATLAB
5 11 (50.00%) PhD
6 10 (45.45%) Signal Processing
7 7 (31.82%) Machine Learning
7 7 (31.82%) UMTS
7 7 (31.82%) LTE
8 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
8 6 (27.27%) C#
8 6 (27.27%) Validation
9 5 (22.73%) Wireless
9 5 (22.73%) Electronics
9 5 (22.73%) C
9 5 (22.73%) Java
9 5 (22.73%) WCDMA
9 5 (22.73%) 3GPP
9 5 (22.73%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (22.73%) Numerical Analysis
9 5 (22.73%) Performance Improvement
9 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
9 5 (22.73%) Performance Engineering
9 5 (22.73%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (22.73%) Complexity Analysis
9 5 (22.73%) Digital Signal Processing
10 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
10 4 (18.18%) Freescale

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) LTE
1 7 (31.82%) UMTS
2 5 (22.73%) 3GPP
2 5 (22.73%) WCDMA
2 5 (22.73%) Wireless
3 2 (9.09%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (9.09%) Big Data
1 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
1 2 (9.09%) HBase
1 2 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 2 (9.09%) Redis
1 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 5 (22.73%) Electronics
2 4 (18.18%) Avionics
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Automotive
4 1 (4.55%) Finance
4 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) TensorFlow
2 2 (9.09%) Kafka
3 1 (4.55%) Ext JS
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
3 1 (4.55%) Node.js
3 1 (4.55%) OpenCL
3 1 (4.55%) OpenCV
3 1 (4.55%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (100.00%) Algorithms
2 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (18.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
5 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (9.09%) Smart City
6 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Mathematics
2 10 (45.45%) Signal Processing
3 7 (31.82%) Machine Learning
4 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 6 (27.27%) Validation
5 5 (22.73%) Complexity Analysis
5 5 (22.73%) Digital Signal Processing
5 5 (22.73%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (22.73%) Numerical Analysis
5 5 (22.73%) Performance Engineering
5 5 (22.73%) Performance Improvement
5 5 (22.73%) Systems Analysis
5 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
6 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 4 (18.18%) Open Source
7 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.64%) Reinforcement Learning
8 2 (9.09%) Customer-Centricity
8 2 (9.09%) Data Science
8 2 (9.09%) Smart City Simulations
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) C++
2 12 (54.55%) MATLAB
2 12 (54.55%) Python
3 6 (27.27%) C#
4 5 (22.73%) C
4 5 (22.73%) Java
5 4 (18.18%) Delphi
6 2 (9.09%) Ruby
6 2 (9.09%) Scala
6 2 (9.09%) SQL
7 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) PhD
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Altera
1 4 (18.18%) Freescale
1 4 (18.18%) Xilinx