Period
to 17 October 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Algorithms in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Algorithms over the 6 months to 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Algorithms
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 269 285
Rank change year-on-year +55 +16 -27
Permanent jobs citing Algorithms 2831 2410 2470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 1.26% 1.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.74% 3.06% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2109 2128 2048
UK median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.82% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -

Algorithms is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 75630 78725 90575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.24% 41.03% 41.59%
Number of salaries quoted 56792 64594 72517
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Algorithms
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Algorithms as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Algorithms in the UK

Algorithms
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Algorithms.

Salary trend for Algorithms in the UK

Algorithms
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Algorithms over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Algorithms in the UK

Algorithms
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithms within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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 +47 2708 £57,500 +4.55% 377
London +14 1410 £67,500 +3.85% 216
UK excluding London +71 1402 £50,000 +11.11% 168
East of England +74 478 £52,500 +16.67% 58
South East +99 361 £49,500 -1.00% 45
North of England -6 205 £60,000 +41.18% 29
South West +67 141 £55,000 +22.22% 23
Midlands -19 125 £35,000 -12.50% 6
North West -14 118 £60,000 +50.00% 16
Scotland +52 88 £40,000 -15.79% 6
Yorkshire +33 76 £60,000 +9.09% 11
West Midlands +29 74 £36,250 +25.00% 3
East Midlands -4 65 £29,000 -31.76% 3
Wales +16 17 £24,000 -52.00% 1
North East +12 11 £35,000 -10.26% 2
Northern Ireland -30 2 £35,000 -33.33%

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT jobs citing Algorithms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Algorithms.

1 1210 (42.74%) Python
2 1141 (40.30%) Java
3 1063 (37.55%) Computer Science
4 1036 (36.59%) C++
5 939 (33.17%) Degree
6 905 (31.97%) Machine Learning
7 879 (31.05%) Agile Software Development
8 823 (29.07%) Software Engineering
9 812 (28.68%) Finance
10 777 (27.45%) Data Structures
11 766 (27.06%) Mathematics
12 753 (26.60%) SQL
13 632 (22.32%) C#
14 549 (19.39%) OO
15 540 (19.07%) PhD
16 507 (17.91%) Linux
17 473 (16.71%) Analytics
18 457 (16.14%) JavaScript
19 448 (15.82%) C
20 410 (14.48%) Big Data
21 409 (14.45%) Physics
22 404 (14.27%) Git (software)
23 389 (13.74%) Multithreading
24 355 (12.54%) R
25 337 (11.90%) Windows
26 325 (11.48%) NoSQL
27 319 (11.27%) Banking
28 317 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
29 316 (11.16%) Scrum
30 310 (10.95%) Retail

Algorithms
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
1 266 (9.40%) Apache Spark
2 105 (3.71%) SAS
3 100 (3.53%) Apache
4 78 (2.76%) Tomcat
5 61 (2.15%) JBoss
6 41 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
7 29 (1.02%) Apache Pig
8 26 (0.92%) Apache Solr
9 13 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
9 13 (0.46%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.39%) nginx
11 9 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (0.28%) ArcGIS
12 8 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.21%) CMS
13 6 (0.21%) IIS
14 5 (0.18%) Confluence
14 5 (0.18%) DNN
15 4 (0.14%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (0.88%) SPSS
3 23 (0.81%) Simulink
4 12 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.25%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.18%) InDesign
7 5 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.14%) GNU Octave
9 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.11%) Maple
9 3 (0.11%) Mathcad
10 2 (0.071%) Mathematica
10 2 (0.071%) Weka
11 1 (0.035%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 15 (0.53%) MetaTrader
2 6 (0.21%) SAP CAR
2 6 (0.21%) SAP POS DM
2 6 (0.21%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.035%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.035%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 210 (7.42%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (2.72%) GitHub
4 48 (1.70%) SaaS
5 32 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (0.49%) Amazon S3
7 14 (0.49%) Google Analytics
8 9 (0.32%) Google Play
9 8 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
9 8 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
9 8 (0.28%) Serverless
10 7 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.25%) OpenShift
10 7 (0.25%) PaaS
11 6 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (0.21%) npm
12 5 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 123 (4.34%) TCP/IP
2 104 (3.67%) HTTP
3 73 (2.58%) SSL
4 48 (1.70%) Internet
5 38 (1.34%) Wireless
6 21 (0.74%) InfiniBand
6 21 (0.74%) WLAN
7 16 (0.57%) SAN
8 14 (0.49%) RS-232
9 13 (0.46%) Firewall
9 13 (0.46%) RS-485
9 13 (0.46%) Skype
10 11 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (0.35%) Bluetooth
12 9 (0.32%) Ethernet
12 9 (0.32%) VoIP
13 7 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (0.21%) Kerberos
14 6 (0.21%) LTE
15 5 (0.18%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 410 (14.48%) Big Data
2 325 (11.48%) NoSQL
3 273 (9.64%) Relational Database
4 216 (7.63%) SQL Server
5 209 (7.38%) Hadoop
6 196 (6.92%) Data Mining
7 127 (4.49%) MongoDB
8 117 (4.13%) Apache Cassandra
9 98 (3.46%) MySQL
10 95 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
11 86 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
11 86 (3.04%) Redis
12 81 (2.86%) Neo4j
13 78 (2.76%) RDBMS
14 76 (2.68%) Oracle Database
15 64 (2.26%) Apache Hive
16 46 (1.62%) HBase
17 39 (1.38%) Text Mining
18 30 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
18 30 (1.06%) KDB
Development Applications
1 404 (14.27%) Git (software)
2 227 (8.02%) Subversion
3 139 (4.91%) Mercurial
4 123 (4.34%) Maven
5 114 (4.03%) JUnit
6 112 (3.96%) JIRA
6 112 (3.96%) Visual Studio
7 99 (3.50%) Jenkins
8 72 (2.54%) Ant
9 71 (2.51%) TeamCity
10 57 (2.01%) Hudson
11 50 (1.77%) EasyMock
12 49 (1.73%) jMock
13 36 (1.27%) NUnit
14 26 (0.92%) Bitbucket
15 23 (0.81%) Cucumber
15 23 (0.81%) GoogleTest
15 23 (0.81%) Mockito
15 23 (0.81%) MSTest
15 23 (0.81%) Selenium
General
1 812 (28.68%) Finance
2 319 (11.27%) Banking
3 310 (10.95%) Retail
4 240 (8.48%) Investment Banking
5 208 (7.35%) Retail Banking
6 177 (6.25%) Marketing
7 168 (5.93%) Games
8 156 (5.51%) Electronics
9 108 (3.81%) Telecoms
10 90 (3.18%) Front Office
11 68 (2.40%) Manufacturing
12 45 (1.59%) Financial Institution
13 34 (1.20%) Automotive
14 27 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
15 22 (0.78%) Legal
16 20 (0.71%) Law
17 19 (0.67%) Advertising
17 19 (0.67%) Military
18 18 (0.64%) Back Office
19 12 (0.42%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1032 (36.45%) Developer
2 556 (19.64%) Software Engineer
3 400 (14.13%) Data Scientist
4 286 (10.10%) Software Developer
5 277 (9.78%) Java Developer
6 211 (7.45%) C++ Software Engineer
7 189 (6.68%) C++ Developer
8 166 (5.86%) Java Engineer
9 164 (5.79%) Graduate
10 142 (5.02%) Architect
11 128 (4.52%) Senior Developer
12 123 (4.34%) Java Software Engineer
12 123 (4.34%) Senior Software Engineer
13 120 (4.24%) C# Developer
14 112 (3.96%) Python Developer
15 99 (3.50%) Graduate Developer
15 99 (3.50%) Senior Java Engineer
16 86 (3.04%) C++ Software Developer
17 79 (2.79%) Senior Data Scientist
18 78 (2.76%) Machine Learning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (9.93%) HTML
2 244 (8.62%) .NET
3 230 (8.12%) CSS
4 226 (7.98%) Web Services
5 168 (5.93%) Natural Language Processing
6 152 (5.37%) XML
7 137 (4.84%) RESTful
8 126 (4.45%) Spring
9 124 (4.38%) AngularJS
10 121 (4.27%) JSON
11 118 (4.17%) REST
12 108 (3.81%) TensorFlow
13 104 (3.67%) HTML5
14 100 (3.53%) Hibernate
15 87 (3.07%) SOAP
16 85 (3.00%) Node.js
17 83 (2.93%) Kafka
18 77 (2.72%) React
19 74 (2.61%) ASP.NET
20 70 (2.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1063 (37.55%) Computer Science
2 777 (27.45%) Data Structures
3 317 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
4 165 (5.83%) User Experience
5 118 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 101 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
7 93 (3.29%) Management Information System
8 90 (3.18%) Fintech
9 78 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
10 74 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
11 70 (2.47%) Hedge funds
12 63 (2.23%) Robotics
13 61 (2.15%) Derivative
13 61 (2.15%) Equities
14 58 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 52 (1.84%) Fixed Income
16 45 (1.59%) Reference Data
17 44 (1.55%) Augmented Reality
18 42 (1.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 41 (1.45%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 507 (17.91%) Linux
2 337 (11.90%) Windows
3 309 (10.91%) Unix
4 107 (3.78%) Android
5 104 (3.67%) Apple iOS
6 37 (1.31%) Embedded Linux
7 22 (0.78%) Mac OS
8 12 (0.42%) Mac OS X
9 10 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 10 (0.35%) VxWorks
10 6 (0.21%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.18%) Solaris
12 3 (0.11%) AIX
12 3 (0.11%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.11%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.11%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.035%) CentOS
13 1 (0.035%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.035%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 905 (31.97%) Machine Learning
2 879 (31.05%) Agile Software Development
3 823 (29.07%) Software Engineering
4 766 (27.06%) Mathematics
5 549 (19.39%) OO
6 473 (16.71%) Analytics
7 409 (14.45%) Physics
8 389 (13.74%) Multithreading
9 316 (11.16%) Scrum
10 281 (9.93%) Statistics
11 276 (9.75%) TDD
12 268 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
13 266 (9.40%) OOD
14 258 (9.11%) Artificial Intelligence
15 228 (8.05%) Asset Management
16 212 (7.49%) Wealth Management
17 201 (7.10%) Open Source
18 191 (6.75%) Test Automation
19 183 (6.46%) E-Commerce
20 182 (6.43%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1210 (42.74%) Python
2 1141 (40.30%) Java
3 1036 (36.59%) C++
4 753 (26.60%) SQL
5 632 (22.32%) C#
6 457 (16.14%) JavaScript
7 448 (15.82%) C
8 355 (12.54%) R
9 294 (10.39%) MATLAB
10 200 (7.06%) Scala
11 154 (5.44%) Perl
12 139 (4.91%) Ruby
13 63 (2.23%) Groovy
13 63 (2.23%) PHP
13 63 (2.23%) Shell Script
14 62 (2.19%) Objective-C
15 54 (1.91%) F#
16 47 (1.66%) Julia
17 39 (1.38%) Embedded C
17 39 (1.38%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 939 (33.17%) Degree
2 540 (19.07%) PhD
3 280 (9.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 126 (4.45%) Master's Degree
5 108 (3.81%) Numerate Degree
6 50 (1.77%) Security Cleared
7 40 (1.41%) SC Cleared
8 12 (0.42%) CISSP
9 11 (0.39%) Postgraduate
10 9 (0.32%) CEH
10 9 (0.32%) CISA
10 9 (0.32%) CISM
10 9 (0.32%) SANS
11 4 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.14%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.11%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.11%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.11%) HND
12 3 (0.11%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.035%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (6.22%) QA
2 17 (0.60%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.35%) DO-254
4 9 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.32%) MISRA
4 9 (0.32%) MISRA C
5 7 (0.25%) MiFID
6 5 (0.18%) DO-178B
6 5 (0.18%) ECSS
6 5 (0.18%) GCP
6 5 (0.18%) IEC 61508
6 5 (0.18%) IEC 62304
6 5 (0.18%) MIL-STD-498
7 4 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.14%) FIPS 140-2
7 4 (0.14%) GDPR
7 4 (0.14%) SLA
8 2 (0.071%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.071%) Solvency II
System Software
1 78 (2.76%) Docker
2 50 (1.77%) Firmware
3 23 (0.81%) Apache Flume
4 19 (0.67%) HDFS
5 13 (0.46%) Varnish
6 10 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (0.18%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.18%) etcd
9 3 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.035%) GridGain
10 1 (0.035%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.035%) Snort
10 1 (0.035%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (0.95%) Ansible
3 19 (0.67%) Puppet
4 11 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
4 11 (0.39%) Kubernetes
4 11 (0.39%) Terraform
5 6 (0.21%) Kibana
6 5 (0.18%) Oozie
7 4 (0.14%) Consul
7 4 (0.14%) Mesos
8 2 (0.071%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.071%) logstash
8 2 (0.071%) Nagios
8 2 (0.071%) SELinux
8 2 (0.071%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.035%) Control-M
9 1 (0.035%) Grafana
9 1 (0.035%) Salt
9 1 (0.035%) StatsD
9 1 (0.035%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 213 (7.52%) Oracle
2 109 (3.85%) Google
3 85 (3.00%) SAP
4 83 (2.93%) Microsoft
5 77 (2.72%) Tableau
6 73 (2.58%) Perforce
7 64 (2.26%) Murex
8 50 (1.77%) Sybase
9 49 (1.73%) CA Agile Central
10 44 (1.55%) GoldenSource
11 31 (1.10%) IBM
12 20 (0.71%) Apple
12 20 (0.71%) TIBCO
13 18 (0.64%) Adobe
14 16 (0.57%) Teradata
15 14 (0.49%) Splunk
16 12 (0.42%) AppDynamics
17 11 (0.39%) Facebook
17 11 (0.39%) MicroStrategy
17 11 (0.39%) Terracotta