Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Algorithms
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 212 264
Rank change year-on-year +13 +52 +15
Permanent jobs citing Algorithms 2,801 2,998 2,448
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.76% 1.67% 1.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.21% 4.07% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2,236 2,269 2,113
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 66,577 73,655 72,856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.85% 41.11% 39.62%
Number of salaries quoted 51,036 55,828 59,645
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 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 +13 2,643 £65,000 +8.33% 558
London +16 1,502 £70,000 +3.70% 277
UK excluding London -7 1,267 £50,000 - 304
South East +53 499 £52,500 +5.00% 102
East of England -85 210 £57,500 +9.52% 73
South West +35 202 £42,500 -22.73% 50
North of England +7 149 £52,500 -10.64% 24
Scotland +5 111 £50,000 +25.00% 17
North West +27 103 £55,000 -8.33% 15
Midlands -16 71 £40,000 +14.29% 32
West Midlands +18 56 £40,000 +14.29% 21
North East +22 24 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Yorkshire -11 22 £45,000 -18.18% 8
Wales +7 15 £25,000 +4.17%
East Midlands -9 15 £39,250 +35.34% 11
Northern Ireland -1 12 £42,500 -50.00% 6

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT jobs citing Algorithms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Algorithms.

1 1,319 (47.09%) Python
2 1,141 (40.74%) Java
3 1,002 (35.77%) Machine Learning
4 942 (33.63%) C++
5 876 (31.27%) Software Engineering
6 829 (29.60%) Mathematics
7 816 (29.13%) Data Structures
8 787 (28.10%) SQL
9 778 (27.78%) C#
10 777 (27.74%) Computer Science
11 744 (26.56%) Degree
11 744 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
12 697 (24.88%) Finance
13 639 (22.81%) Data Science
14 575 (20.53%) Analytics
15 564 (20.14%) Artificial Intelligence
16 502 (17.92%) Big Data
17 414 (14.78%) R
18 405 (14.46%) JavaScript
19 403 (14.39%) PhD
20 398 (14.21%) Problem-Solving
21 389 (13.89%) OO
22 382 (13.64%) Deep Learning
23 365 (13.03%) C
24 353 (12.60%) Linux
25 351 (12.53%) Amazon AWS
26 338 (12.07%) Multithreading
27 333 (11.89%) Statistics
28 318 (11.35%) Git (software)
28 318 (11.35%) Physics

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
1 283 (10.10%) Apache Spark
2 119 (4.25%) Apache
3 80 (2.86%) SAS
4 63 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
5 36 (1.29%) Apache Pig
6 27 (0.96%) Tomcat
7 16 (0.57%) Confluence
8 13 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.32%) IIS
9 9 (0.32%) nginx
10 8 (0.29%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
11 7 (0.25%) Ethereum
12 6 (0.21%) Luigi
12 6 (0.21%) Tornado
13 5 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.18%) IPython
14 4 (0.14%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.14%) Jupyter
14 4 (0.14%) Kinematics
Applications
1 83 (2.96%) Chatbot
2 45 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (1.18%) GNU Octave
4 24 (0.86%) Simulink
5 14 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
6 12 (0.43%) Snapchat
7 9 (0.32%) SPSS
8 7 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.14%) GIMP
10 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.071%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 2 (0.071%) Stata
11 2 (0.071%) Stateflow
11 2 (0.071%) Weka
12 1 (0.036%) CPLEX
12 1 (0.036%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.21%) SAP HR
3 4 (0.14%) Ripple
4 3 (0.11%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.11%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.071%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.071%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.036%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.036%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 351 (12.53%) Amazon AWS
2 179 (6.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 48 (1.71%) GitHub
5 32 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
6 31 (1.11%) SaaS
7 29 (1.04%) Google Analytics
8 26 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
9 24 (0.86%) Amazon S3
9 24 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (0.71%) Serverless
11 17 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
12 15 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
13 12 (0.43%) CloudFront
14 8 (0.29%) Dialogflow
14 8 (0.29%) IaaS
14 8 (0.29%) Slack
15 7 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
15 7 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
16 6 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (2.64%) HTTP
2 31 (1.11%) Internet
3 21 (0.75%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.43%) Wireless
5 11 (0.39%) Bluetooth
5 11 (0.39%) NFC
6 9 (0.32%) Network Security
7 8 (0.29%) Firewall
8 7 (0.25%) ATM
9 6 (0.21%) IPsec
9 6 (0.21%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
10 4 (0.14%) Broadband
10 4 (0.14%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.14%) SSL
11 3 (0.11%) Software-Defined Radio
11 3 (0.11%) VoIP
11 3 (0.11%) VPN
11 3 (0.11%) WAN
11 3 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.071%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 502 (17.92%) Big Data
2 299 (10.67%) Hadoop
3 262 (9.35%) NoSQL
4 234 (8.35%) SQL Server
5 173 (6.18%) Relational Database
6 164 (5.86%) Apache Hive
7 154 (5.50%) Data Mining
8 127 (4.53%) MongoDB
9 100 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
10 99 (3.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 94 (3.36%) MySQL
12 86 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
13 75 (2.68%) Power BI
14 71 (2.53%) RDBMS
15 69 (2.46%) Blockchain
16 61 (2.18%) Text Mining
17 41 (1.46%) SAP HANA
17 41 (1.46%) Spotfire
18 39 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
19 36 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 318 (11.35%) Git (software)
2 142 (5.07%) Subversion
3 105 (3.75%) Jenkins
4 84 (3.00%) Visual Studio
5 79 (2.82%) JIRA
6 61 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 59 (2.11%) Maven
8 47 (1.68%) JUnit
9 38 (1.36%) Mercurial
10 27 (0.96%) Eclipse
11 25 (0.89%) Gradle
12 24 (0.86%) NUnit
13 23 (0.82%) CMake
14 19 (0.68%) IntelliJ
15 16 (0.57%) Selenium
16 12 (0.43%) CruiseControl
17 11 (0.39%) Ant
17 11 (0.39%) Mockito
17 11 (0.39%) Ranorex
18 10 (0.36%) MSTest
General
1 697 (24.88%) Finance
2 167 (5.96%) Games
3 156 (5.57%) Banking
4 140 (5.00%) Retail
5 133 (4.75%) Telecoms
6 132 (4.71%) Front Office
7 123 (4.39%) Marketing
8 108 (3.86%) Electronics
9 92 (3.28%) Manufacturing
10 71 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 67 (2.39%) Investment Banking
12 52 (1.86%) Financial Institution
13 47 (1.68%) Military
14 46 (1.64%) Automotive
15 44 (1.57%) Publishing
16 39 (1.39%) Law
17 22 (0.79%) Advertising
18 10 (0.36%) German Language
19 9 (0.32%) Aerospace
19 9 (0.32%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 1,185 (42.31%) Developer
2 448 (15.99%) Software Engineer
3 390 (13.92%) Java Developer
4 377 (13.46%) Data Scientist
5 222 (7.93%) Python Developer
6 195 (6.96%) C# Developer
7 185 (6.60%) Software Developer
8 158 (5.64%) C++ Developer
9 150 (5.36%) Senior Developer
10 136 (4.86%) Senior Data Scientist
11 135 (4.82%) Graduate
12 109 (3.89%) Python Engineer
13 107 (3.82%) Senior Software Engineer
14 106 (3.78%) Machine Learning Engineer
15 101 (3.61%) Data Engineer
16 91 (3.25%) Junior
17 88 (3.14%) Graduate Developer
18 86 (3.07%) C++ Software Engineer
19 81 (2.89%) .NET Developer
20 79 (2.82%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (10.50%) .NET
2 264 (9.43%) Natural Language Processing
3 249 (8.89%) TensorFlow
4 237 (8.46%) Web Services
5 198 (7.07%) RESTful
6 170 (6.07%) CSS
6 170 (6.07%) HTML
7 158 (5.64%) AngularJS
8 140 (5.00%) Kafka
9 127 (4.53%) Spring
10 122 (4.36%) React
11 120 (4.28%) REST
12 102 (3.64%) Pandas
13 95 (3.39%) ASP.NET
14 86 (3.07%) Node.js
15 82 (2.93%) NumPy
16 76 (2.71%) HTML5
16 76 (2.71%) scikit-learn
17 74 (2.64%) SciPy
18 71 (2.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 816 (29.13%) Data Structures
2 309 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
3 155 (5.53%) Fintech
4 136 (4.86%) Hedge funds
5 109 (3.89%) Derivative
6 104 (3.71%) Greenfield Project
7 103 (3.68%) Equities
8 100 (3.57%) User Experience
9 74 (2.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 67 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
11 64 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
11 64 (2.28%) Fixed Income
11 64 (2.28%) Robotics
12 46 (1.64%) Social Network
13 40 (1.43%) Equity Derivative
14 38 (1.36%) Cyberthreat
14 38 (1.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 35 (1.25%) Mobile App
16 34 (1.21%) CUDA
17 30 (1.07%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 353 (12.60%) Linux
2 159 (5.68%) Unix
3 144 (5.14%) Windows
4 39 (1.39%) Android
5 26 (0.93%) Apple iOS
5 26 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
6 12 (0.43%) CoreOS
7 11 (0.39%) Mac OS X
8 9 (0.32%) FreeRTOS
9 8 (0.29%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.25%) Robot Operating System
11 5 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (0.11%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.11%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.11%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.11%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.036%) CentOS
13 1 (0.036%) Debian
13 1 (0.036%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,002 (35.77%) Machine Learning
2 876 (31.27%) Software Engineering
3 829 (29.60%) Mathematics
4 777 (27.74%) Computer Science
5 744 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
6 639 (22.81%) Data Science
7 575 (20.53%) Analytics
8 564 (20.14%) Artificial Intelligence
9 398 (14.21%) Problem-Solving
10 389 (13.89%) OO
11 382 (13.64%) Deep Learning
12 338 (12.07%) Multithreading
13 333 (11.89%) Statistics
14 318 (11.35%) Physics
15 306 (10.92%) Test Automation
16 289 (10.32%) Data Analysis
17 285 (10.17%) Visualisation
18 281 (10.03%) Continuous Integration
19 229 (8.18%) TDD
20 215 (7.68%) Neural Network
Programming Languages
1 1,319 (47.09%) Python
2 1,141 (40.74%) Java
3 942 (33.63%) C++
4 787 (28.10%) SQL
5 778 (27.78%) C#
6 414 (14.78%) R
7 405 (14.46%) JavaScript
8 365 (13.03%) C
9 223 (7.96%) Scala
10 157 (5.61%) MATLAB
11 113 (4.03%) Go
12 104 (3.71%) Java 8
13 90 (3.21%) PHP
14 58 (2.07%) TypeScript
15 54 (1.93%) F#
16 51 (1.82%) Ruby
17 49 (1.75%) Embedded C
18 48 (1.71%) Haskell
18 48 (1.71%) VBA
19 43 (1.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 744 (26.56%) Degree
2 403 (14.39%) PhD
3 208 (7.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 102 (3.64%) MPhil
5 87 (3.11%) Master's Degree
6 69 (2.46%) Numerate Degree
7 30 (1.07%) Security Cleared
8 26 (0.93%) SC Cleared
9 18 (0.64%) AWS Certification
10 13 (0.46%) CISM
10 13 (0.46%) CISSP
11 11 (0.39%) CISA
12 10 (0.36%) SANS
13 8 (0.29%) ISTQB
13 8 (0.29%) PMI Certification
14 6 (0.21%) GCIA
14 6 (0.21%) GCIH
14 6 (0.21%) GIAC
14 6 (0.21%) GSEC
14 6 (0.21%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (2.18%) QA
2 17 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 16 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.29%) GDPR
6 6 (0.21%) JTAG
7 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.14%) FIPS 140-2
7 4 (0.14%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.071%) COBIT
8 2 (0.071%) ISO 26262
8 2 (0.071%) PSD2
9 1 (0.036%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.036%) MiFID
9 1 (0.036%) MISRA
9 1 (0.036%) MISRA C
9 1 (0.036%) SEPA
System Software
1 126 (4.50%) Docker
2 39 (1.39%) HDFS
3 37 (1.32%) Firmware
4 11 (0.39%) Apache Flume
5 10 (0.36%) etcd
6 9 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (0.11%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.11%) vSphere
10 2 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.036%) Active Directory
11 1 (0.036%) KVM
Systems Management
1 68 (2.43%) Kubernetes
2 45 (1.61%) Hadoop YARN
3 34 (1.21%) Terraform
4 21 (0.75%) Ansible
5 20 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (0.46%) Prometheus
7 10 (0.36%) Nagios
8 8 (0.29%) Salt
9 7 (0.25%) Mesos
9 7 (0.25%) Puppet
10 6 (0.21%) CFEngine
10 6 (0.21%) Graphite
10 6 (0.21%) Oozie
10 6 (0.21%) Packer
10 6 (0.21%) StatsD
11 5 (0.18%) Kibana
12 4 (0.14%) Marathon
13 3 (0.11%) Grafana
14 2 (0.071%) Icinga
14 2 (0.071%) logstash
Vendors
1 144 (5.14%) Tableau
2 128 (4.57%) Google
3 113 (4.03%) Microsoft
3 113 (4.03%) Oracle
4 106 (3.78%) SAP
5 29 (1.04%) Cognos
6 27 (0.96%) Cloudera
7 25 (0.89%) MapR
8 20 (0.71%) Hortonworks
9 14 (0.50%) Cognizant
9 14 (0.50%) Xilinx
10 12 (0.43%) comScore
11 10 (0.36%) Atlassian
11 10 (0.36%) Atmel
12 8 (0.29%) Ab Initio
12 8 (0.29%) Altera
12 8 (0.29%) VMware
13 7 (0.25%) Alteryx
13 7 (0.25%) TOWER Software
13 7 (0.25%) Zend