The median annual salary for a Algorithm Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 844 947 971
Rank change year-on-year +103 +24  
Permanent jobs requiring an Algorithm Engineer 23 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.011% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.011% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 22 11 12
Median salary £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £49,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £70,000 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

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 84085 99656 107160
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.32% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69887 83740 87378
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Algorithm Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Algorithm Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Algorithm Engineer in the UK

Algorithm Engineer
Top 13 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +94 22 £50,000 -16.66% 1
South East +64 11 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Oxfordshire +21 11 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Oxford +1 11 £50,000 -9.09% 1
East of England - 5 £70,000 -
West Midlands +21 4 £45,000 -25.00%
Cambridge - 4 £75,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £75,000 -
London +61 2 £78,750 +18.86%
Scotland +13 1 - - 1
Edinburgh +4 1 - - 1
Potters Bar - 1 £60,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £60,000 -

Algorithm Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 27 (69.23%) Algorithms
2 25 (64.10%) Mathematics
3 24 (61.54%) C#
4 20 (51.28%) PhD
5 19 (48.72%) C++
6 17 (43.59%) Machine Learning
7 16 (41.03%) Python
7 16 (41.03%) Degree
8 15 (38.46%) Physics
9 12 (30.77%) F#
9 12 (30.77%) Finance
9 12 (30.77%) Low Latency
9 12 (30.77%) RESTful
9 12 (30.77%) NoSQL
9 12 (30.77%) WebSockets
9 12 (30.77%) High-Frequency Trading
10 11 (28.21%) Big Data
11 10 (25.64%) Java
12 9 (23.08%) Data Modelling
12 9 (23.08%) Computer Science
12 9 (23.08%) Logistics
12 9 (23.08%) Software Engineering
12 9 (23.08%) Ruby
12 9 (23.08%) Image Processing
12 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (15.38%) Artificial Intelligence
14 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
15 4 (10.26%) Performance Optimisation
15 4 (10.26%) Clang
15 4 (10.26%) Computer Vision

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 3 (7.69%) DNN
2 2 (5.13%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.13%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) NoSQL
2 11 (28.21%) Big Data
3 2 (5.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.26%) Clang
3 2 (5.13%) Subversion
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Electronics
2 4 (10.26%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.77%) RESTful
1 12 (30.77%) WebSockets
2 4 (10.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (7.69%) OpenCV
3 3 (7.69%) Theano
3 3 (7.69%) WPF
4 2 (5.13%) J2EE
4 2 (5.13%) jQuery
5 1 (2.56%) .NET
5 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.56%) D3.js
5 1 (2.56%) HTML
5 1 (2.56%) HTML5
5 1 (2.56%) Node.js
5 1 (2.56%) REST
5 1 (2.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (69.23%) Algorithms
2 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (23.08%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.26%) SystemC
4 2 (5.13%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Android
2 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) Mathematics
2 17 (43.59%) Machine Learning
3 15 (38.46%) Physics
4 12 (30.77%) High-Frequency Trading
4 12 (30.77%) Low Latency
5 9 (23.08%) Data Modelling
5 9 (23.08%) Image Processing
5 9 (23.08%) Logistics
5 9 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 6 (15.38%) Artificial Intelligence
7 4 (10.26%) Computer Vision
7 4 (10.26%) Neural Network
7 4 (10.26%) Open Source
7 4 (10.26%) Performance Optimisation
7 4 (10.26%) Refactoring
7 4 (10.26%) Reinforcement Learning
8 3 (7.69%) Algorithmic Trading
8 3 (7.69%) Deep Learning
9 2 (5.13%) Multithreading
9 2 (5.13%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 24 (61.54%) C#
2 19 (48.72%) C++
3 16 (41.03%) Python
4 12 (30.77%) F#
5 10 (25.64%) Java
6 9 (23.08%) Ruby
7 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 3 (7.69%) Scala
8 2 (5.13%) MATLAB
8 2 (5.13%) R
8 2 (5.13%) SQL
8 2 (5.13%) VBA
9 1 (2.56%) C
9 1 (2.56%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 20 (51.28%) PhD
2 16 (41.03%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (5.13%) Minitab
2 1 (2.56%) Tableau
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