Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Algorithms
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 267 279
Rank change year-on-year +61 +12 +18
Permanent jobs citing Algorithms 3019 2399 2538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.68% 1.28% 1.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.90% 3.14% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2249 2105 2121
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £96,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +6.25%

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 77349 76453 91776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.03% 40.87% 41.96%
Number of salaries quoted 58327 62791 73520
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 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +53 2874 £57,500 +4.55% 305
UK excluding London +95 1500 £50,000 +5.26% 135
London +13 1496 £65,000 - 179
East of England +82 526 £52,500 +16.67% 41
South East +103 403 £50,000 - 38
North of England -30 190 £60,000 +26.32% 22
South West +76 152 £55,000 +10.00% 14
Midlands -30 114 £35,000 -12.50% 10
North West -44 108 £60,000 +47.24% 10
Scotland +51 107 £40,000 -13.51% 7
Yorkshire -2 74 £55,000 - 9
West Midlands +13 67 £35,000 +27.27% 9
East Midlands -14 56 £29,000 -31.76% 1
Wales +14 17 £24,000 -52.00% 1
North East -11 8 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Northern Ireland -28 1 £39,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 1334 (44.19%) Python
2 1148 (38.03%) Java
3 1108 (36.70%) Computer Science
4 1072 (35.51%) C++
5 1030 (34.12%) Degree
6 1027 (34.02%) Machine Learning
7 921 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
8 885 (29.31%) Software Engineering
9 864 (28.62%) Mathematics
10 809 (26.80%) Finance
11 805 (26.66%) SQL
12 733 (24.28%) Data Structures
13 646 (21.40%) C#
14 615 (20.37%) PhD
15 544 (18.02%) OO
16 519 (17.19%) Analytics
17 508 (16.83%) Linux
18 477 (15.80%) JavaScript
19 461 (15.27%) C
20 459 (15.20%) Big Data
21 430 (14.24%) Multithreading
22 414 (13.71%) Physics
23 404 (13.38%) Git (software)
24 378 (12.52%) R
25 344 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
26 333 (11.03%) Windows
27 325 (10.77%) NoSQL
28 321 (10.63%) Scrum
28 321 (10.63%) TDD
29 320 (10.60%) Computer Science Degree

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
1 319 (10.57%) Apache Spark
2 110 (3.64%) SAS
3 96 (3.18%) Apache
4 74 (2.45%) Tomcat
5 55 (1.82%) JBoss
6 50 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
7 32 (1.06%) Apache Solr
8 27 (0.89%) Apache Pig
9 13 (0.43%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.36%) nginx
11 10 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
12 9 (0.30%) CMS
13 8 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (0.23%) ArcGIS
14 7 (0.23%) IPython
15 6 (0.20%) IIS
16 5 (0.17%) OpenStack
16 5 (0.17%) SharePoint
16 5 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 45 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (0.79%) Simulink
3 23 (0.76%) SPSS
4 18 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
5 13 (0.43%) Chatbot
6 12 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 11 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.17%) GNU Octave
8 5 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.099%) Mathematica
10 3 (0.099%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.066%) InDesign
12 1 (0.033%) Mathcad
12 1 (0.033%) Stateflow
12 1 (0.033%) Weka
Business Applications
1 15 (0.50%) MetaTrader
2 6 (0.20%) SAP CAR
2 6 (0.20%) SAP POS DM
2 6 (0.20%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.066%) Magento
4 1 (0.033%) Capstone
4 1 (0.033%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.033%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 265 (8.78%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (2.75%) GitHub
4 58 (1.92%) SaaS
5 38 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
7 23 (0.76%) Amazon S3
8 18 (0.60%) Google Analytics
9 14 (0.46%) Serverless
10 12 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (0.33%) Google Play
12 9 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
12 9 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
13 8 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
14 7 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.23%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
15 6 (0.20%) PaaS
15 6 (0.20%) Slack
16 4 (0.13%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 113 (3.74%) TCP/IP
2 97 (3.21%) HTTP
3 73 (2.42%) SSL
4 45 (1.49%) Internet
5 24 (0.79%) Wireless
6 16 (0.53%) InfiniBand
6 16 (0.53%) WLAN
7 15 (0.50%) Skype
8 12 (0.40%) Firewall
8 12 (0.40%) SAN
9 10 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (0.33%) RS-232
9 10 (0.33%) VoIP
10 9 (0.30%) RS-485
11 8 (0.26%) Ethernet
12 7 (0.23%) Network Security
13 6 (0.20%) Kerberos
14 5 (0.17%) GSM
14 5 (0.17%) UMTS
14 5 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 459 (15.20%) Big Data
2 325 (10.77%) NoSQL
3 267 (8.84%) Relational Database
4 229 (7.59%) Hadoop
5 219 (7.25%) SQL Server
6 205 (6.79%) Data Mining
7 134 (4.44%) MongoDB
8 123 (4.07%) Apache Cassandra
9 103 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
10 102 (3.38%) MySQL
11 100 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
12 85 (2.82%) Redis
13 79 (2.62%) RDBMS
14 77 (2.55%) Oracle Database
15 73 (2.42%) Neo4j
16 66 (2.19%) Apache Hive
17 42 (1.39%) Text Mining
18 41 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
19 39 (1.29%) HBase
20 31 (1.03%) KDB
Development Applications
1 404 (13.38%) Git (software)
2 218 (7.22%) Subversion
3 137 (4.54%) Mercurial
4 130 (4.31%) Visual Studio
5 116 (3.84%) Maven
6 115 (3.81%) JUnit
7 112 (3.71%) JIRA
8 106 (3.51%) Jenkins
9 67 (2.22%) TeamCity
10 63 (2.09%) Ant
11 55 (1.82%) Hudson
12 45 (1.49%) EasyMock
13 43 (1.42%) jMock
14 42 (1.39%) NUnit
15 30 (0.99%) Selenium
16 28 (0.93%) Cucumber
17 27 (0.89%) Bitbucket
18 25 (0.83%) gulp
18 25 (0.83%) Mockito
19 22 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 809 (26.80%) Finance
2 318 (10.53%) Banking
3 224 (7.42%) Investment Banking
4 196 (6.49%) Retail Banking
5 191 (6.33%) Marketing
6 181 (6.00%) Games
7 162 (5.37%) Electronics
8 135 (4.47%) Telecoms
9 118 (3.91%) Retail
10 88 (2.91%) Front Office
11 73 (2.42%) Manufacturing
12 39 (1.29%) Financial Institution
13 31 (1.03%) Automotive
14 27 (0.89%) Legal
15 26 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
16 23 (0.76%) Law
17 20 (0.66%) Advertising
17 20 (0.66%) Military
18 15 (0.50%) Aerospace
19 12 (0.40%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1028 (34.05%) Developer
2 603 (19.97%) Software Engineer
3 443 (14.67%) Data Scientist
4 258 (8.55%) Java Developer
5 255 (8.45%) Software Developer
6 237 (7.85%) C++ Software Engineer
7 176 (5.83%) C++ Developer
8 169 (5.60%) Java Engineer
9 165 (5.47%) Graduate
10 155 (5.13%) Senior Software Engineer
11 143 (4.74%) Architect
12 140 (4.64%) C# Developer
13 132 (4.37%) Senior Developer
14 131 (4.34%) Java Software Engineer
15 115 (3.81%) Python Developer
16 106 (3.51%) Senior Java Engineer
17 96 (3.18%) Analyst
17 96 (3.18%) Machine Learning Engineer
18 92 (3.05%) Graduate Developer
19 89 (2.95%) Machine Learning Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (9.61%) HTML
2 260 (8.61%) .NET
3 236 (7.82%) Web Services
4 232 (7.68%) CSS
5 203 (6.72%) Natural Language Processing
6 145 (4.80%) TensorFlow
7 143 (4.74%) XML
8 141 (4.67%) REST
9 138 (4.57%) Spring
10 134 (4.44%) RESTful
11 125 (4.14%) HTML5
12 113 (3.74%) AngularJS
13 106 (3.51%) Kafka
14 105 (3.48%) JSON
15 95 (3.15%) Hibernate
16 90 (2.98%) Qt
17 81 (2.68%) OpenGL
18 75 (2.48%) MFC
19 73 (2.42%) SOAP
20 71 (2.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1108 (36.70%) Computer Science
2 733 (24.28%) Data Structures
3 344 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
4 179 (5.93%) User Experience
5 117 (3.88%) Mobile App
6 101 (3.35%) Fintech
7 92 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
8 87 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
9 86 (2.85%) Linux Command Line
10 84 (2.78%) Management Information System
11 83 (2.75%) Robotics
12 81 (2.68%) Hedge funds
13 63 (2.09%) Equities
14 55 (1.82%) CUDA
14 55 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 54 (1.79%) Fixed Income
16 50 (1.66%) Smart City
17 48 (1.59%) Derivative
18 46 (1.52%) Augmented Reality
19 45 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 508 (16.83%) Linux
2 333 (11.03%) Windows
3 297 (9.84%) Unix
4 89 (2.95%) Android
5 84 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 36 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
7 14 (0.46%) Mac OS X
8 11 (0.36%) VxWorks
9 10 (0.33%) Mac OS
9 10 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.17%) Solaris
10 5 (0.17%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.099%) AIX
11 3 (0.099%) Debian
11 3 (0.099%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.066%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.066%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.033%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.033%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1027 (34.02%) Machine Learning
2 921 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
3 885 (29.31%) Software Engineering
4 864 (28.62%) Mathematics
5 544 (18.02%) OO
6 519 (17.19%) Analytics
7 430 (14.24%) Multithreading
8 414 (13.71%) Physics
9 321 (10.63%) Scrum
9 321 (10.63%) TDD
10 314 (10.40%) Statistics
11 296 (9.80%) OOD
12 284 (9.41%) Artificial Intelligence
13 277 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
14 241 (7.98%) Open Source
15 215 (7.12%) Deep Learning
16 210 (6.96%) Asset Management
17 201 (6.66%) Computer Vision
18 198 (6.56%) E-Commerce
19 195 (6.46%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1334 (44.19%) Python
2 1148 (38.03%) Java
3 1072 (35.51%) C++
4 805 (26.66%) SQL
5 646 (21.40%) C#
6 477 (15.80%) JavaScript
7 461 (15.27%) C
8 378 (12.52%) R
9 301 (9.97%) MATLAB
10 227 (7.52%) Scala
11 147 (4.87%) Perl
11 147 (4.87%) Ruby
12 71 (2.35%) Shell Script
13 66 (2.19%) PHP
14 59 (1.95%) Julia
15 57 (1.89%) Groovy
16 55 (1.82%) F#
17 44 (1.46%) Objective-C
18 38 (1.26%) T-SQL
19 32 (1.06%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 1030 (34.12%) Degree
2 615 (20.37%) PhD
3 320 (10.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 134 (4.44%) Master's Degree
5 100 (3.31%) Numerate Degree
6 59 (1.95%) Security Cleared
7 39 (1.29%) SC Cleared
8 14 (0.46%) Postgraduate
9 13 (0.43%) CISSP
10 10 (0.33%) CEH
10 10 (0.33%) CISA
10 10 (0.33%) CISM
10 10 (0.33%) SANS
11 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.13%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.099%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.066%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.066%) HND
15 1 (0.033%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (6.26%) QA
2 17 (0.56%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.43%) DO-254
4 11 (0.36%) ECSS
5 9 (0.30%) IEC 61508
5 9 (0.30%) MISRA
5 9 (0.30%) MISRA C
6 8 (0.26%) IEC 62304
7 6 (0.20%) DO-178B
7 6 (0.20%) GCP
7 6 (0.20%) GDPR
7 6 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.20%) MIL-STD-498
8 4 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.13%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.099%) Actionable Recommendations
9 3 (0.099%) FIPS 140-2
9 3 (0.099%) MiFID
9 3 (0.099%) SLA
10 2 (0.066%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 79 (2.62%) Docker
2 45 (1.49%) Firmware
3 22 (0.73%) HDFS
4 20 (0.66%) Apache Flume
5 9 (0.30%) Varnish
6 7 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.13%) Active Directory
9 2 (0.066%) GridGain
9 2 (0.066%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.033%) etcd
10 1 (0.033%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.033%) Snort
Systems Management
1 31 (1.03%) Ansible
2 25 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (0.56%) Puppet
4 15 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
5 12 (0.40%) Kubernetes
6 11 (0.36%) Kibana
7 6 (0.20%) Mesos
7 6 (0.20%) Terraform
8 5 (0.17%) Oozie
9 2 (0.066%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.066%) logstash
9 2 (0.066%) Nagios
9 2 (0.066%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.033%) Grafana
10 1 (0.033%) Salt
10 1 (0.033%) SELinux
10 1 (0.033%) StatsD
10 1 (0.033%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 202 (6.69%) Oracle
2 128 (4.24%) Google
3 100 (3.31%) Microsoft
4 86 (2.85%) SAP
5 71 (2.35%) Tableau
6 64 (2.12%) Perforce
7 59 (1.95%) Murex
8 44 (1.46%) GoldenSource
9 43 (1.42%) CA Agile Central
9 43 (1.42%) Sybase
10 30 (0.99%) IBM
11 16 (0.53%) TIBCO
12 15 (0.50%) Adobe
12 15 (0.50%) Apple
12 15 (0.50%) Xilinx
13 13 (0.43%) Teradata
13 13 (0.43%) Terracotta
14 12 (0.40%) Cognos
14 12 (0.40%) Facebook
14 12 (0.40%) Splunk