Period
to 12 December 2017

The median annual salary for an Algorithm Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1154 1213 1269
Rank change year-on-year +59 +56 +27
Permanent jobs requiring an Algorithm Engineer 26 19 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.010% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.011% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 24 19 13
UK median annual salary £67,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.39% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £31,550
90th Percentile £84,625 £100,000 £78,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% +28.57%

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 172109 179749 206490
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.51% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 138436 150116 172214
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,473
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 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 +17 24 £70,000 +21.74% 2
UK excluding London +40 13 £55,000 +15.79% 2
London -6 11 £70,000 -30.00%
South East +39 8 £50,000 -2.44% 1
East of England +7 3 £82,500 +106.25%
North of England - 2 £36,250 - 1
North East - 1 £40,000 -
North West - 1 £32,500 - 1

Algorithm Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 23 (88.46%) C++
1 23 (88.46%) Algorithms
2 14 (53.85%) Software Engineering
3 12 (46.15%) Python
4 11 (42.31%) Mathematics
4 11 (42.31%) Machine Learning
5 10 (38.46%) PhD
5 10 (38.46%) C#
6 7 (26.92%) MATLAB
6 7 (26.92%) Ruby
7 6 (23.08%) Physics
7 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (23.08%) C
8 5 (19.23%) HTML
8 5 (19.23%) Java
8 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
8 5 (19.23%) Data Modelling
8 5 (19.23%) Automotive
8 5 (19.23%) Ext JS
8 5 (19.23%) HTML5
8 5 (19.23%) MongoDB
8 5 (19.23%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 5 (19.23%) Node.js
8 5 (19.23%) Degree
9 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
9 4 (15.38%) Image Processing
9 4 (15.38%) Open Source
10 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
10 3 (11.54%) Algorithmic Trading
10 3 (11.54%) Artificial Intelligence

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 1 (3.85%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) GSM
1 1 (3.85%) LTE
1 1 (3.85%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.85%) Big Data
2 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.85%) HBase
2 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.85%) Redis
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 5 (19.23%) Automotive
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Games
2 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Ext JS
1 5 (19.23%) HTML
1 5 (19.23%) HTML5
1 5 (19.23%) Node.js
2 2 (7.69%) TensorFlow
3 1 (3.85%) Kafka
3 1 (3.85%) OpenCV
3 1 (3.85%) OpenGL
3 1 (3.85%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (88.46%) Algorithms
2 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) Data Structures
3 2 (7.69%) Smart City
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 11 (42.31%) Machine Learning
2 11 (42.31%) Mathematics
3 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (23.08%) Physics
4 5 (19.23%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 5 (19.23%) Data Modelling
5 4 (15.38%) Image Processing
5 4 (15.38%) Open Source
6 3 (11.54%) Algorithmic Trading
6 3 (11.54%) Artificial Intelligence
6 3 (11.54%) SDLC
7 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) Distributed Algorithms
7 2 (7.69%) Electronic Trading
7 2 (7.69%) Multithreading
7 2 (7.69%) OO
7 2 (7.69%) Random Forest
7 2 (7.69%) Reinforcement Learning
7 2 (7.69%) Smart City Simulations
Programming Languages
1 23 (88.46%) C++
2 12 (46.15%) Python
3 10 (38.46%) C#
4 7 (26.92%) MATLAB
4 7 (26.92%) Ruby
5 6 (23.08%) C
6 5 (19.23%) Java
6 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.85%) Julia
7 1 (3.85%) Scala
7 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) PhD
2 5 (19.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Facebook
1 1 (3.85%) Google