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

Algorithms
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 223 268
Rank change year-on-year +16 +45 +20
Permanent jobs citing Algorithms 2,858 2,830 2,429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.74% 1.62% 1.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.94% 3.63% 2.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,262 2,108 2,144
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% 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 72,497 77,916 81,496
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.07% 44.56% 42.52%
Number of salaries quoted 56,092 58,616 66,874
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 18 October 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 October 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 +16 2,678 £60,000 +4.35% 597
London +40 1,551 £68,000 +1.12% 301
UK excluding London -3 1,272 £50,000 - 329
South East +56 482 £52,500 +6.06% 102
East of England -51 264 £55,000 +4.76% 83
South West +28 180 £42,500 -22.73% 49
Scotland +24 121 £50,000 +25.00% 26
North of England -55 118 £52,500 -12.50% 30
North West -26 79 £51,000 -15.00% 16
Midlands -32 74 £39,750 +13.57% 32
West Midlands +12 54 £40,000 +6.67% 23
Wales +4 23 £25,000 +4.17% 1
Yorkshire -23 20 £48,750 -18.75% 8
East Midlands -53 20 £39,000 +34.48% 9
North East +1 19 £52,500 +50.00% 6
Northern Ireland +18 12 £45,000 +28.57% 6

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1,336 (46.75%) Python
2 1,187 (41.53%) Java
3 1,027 (35.93%) C++
4 1,021 (35.72%) Machine Learning
5 890 (31.14%) Software Engineering
6 889 (31.11%) Data Structures
7 859 (30.06%) Degree
8 844 (29.53%) Computer Science
9 811 (28.38%) Mathematics
10 783 (27.40%) C#
11 777 (27.19%) SQL
12 728 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
13 726 (25.40%) Finance
14 619 (21.66%) Data Science
15 553 (19.35%) Analytics
16 552 (19.31%) Big Data
17 512 (17.91%) Artificial Intelligence
18 486 (17.00%) Problem-Solving
19 470 (16.45%) PhD
20 445 (15.57%) C
21 434 (15.19%) JavaScript
22 418 (14.63%) OO
23 403 (14.10%) Deep Learning
24 378 (13.23%) Linux
25 376 (13.16%) R
26 360 (12.60%) Statistics
27 356 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
28 352 (12.32%) Multithreading
29 334 (11.69%) Git (software)
30 310 (10.85%) 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
1 300 (10.50%) Apache Spark
2 97 (3.39%) Apache
3 69 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
4 64 (2.24%) SAS
5 37 (1.29%) Apache Pig
6 27 (0.94%) Tomcat
7 22 (0.77%) Confluence
8 15 (0.52%) nginx
9 13 (0.45%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.35%) IIS
11 9 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
11 9 (0.31%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.24%) Ethereum
12 7 (0.24%) IPython
12 7 (0.24%) Luigi
12 7 (0.24%) Tornado
13 6 (0.21%) CMS
13 6 (0.21%) GemFire
14 5 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
15 4 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 43 (1.50%) Chatbot
2 38 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.05%) GNU Octave
4 25 (0.87%) Simulink
5 23 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
6 9 (0.31%) SPSS
7 7 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.21%) GIMP
9 2 (0.070%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.070%) Snapchat
9 2 (0.070%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.035%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 13 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.21%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.14%) Ripple
4 3 (0.10%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.10%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.10%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.070%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.070%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.070%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.035%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.035%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 283 (9.90%) Amazon AWS
2 167 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (1.99%) GitHub
4 49 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
5 32 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
6 31 (1.08%) Google Analytics
7 29 (1.01%) SaaS
8 28 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (0.87%) Amazon S3
10 24 (0.84%) Serverless
11 21 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
12 20 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
13 19 (0.66%) Amazon EMR
14 12 (0.42%) PaaS
15 11 (0.38%) CloudFront
16 10 (0.35%) iTunes
17 9 (0.31%) IaaS
18 8 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
18 8 (0.28%) Dialogflow
18 8 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.36%) Internet
2 32 (1.12%) TCP/IP
3 30 (1.05%) HTTP
4 16 (0.56%) Wireless
5 14 (0.49%) Firewall
6 10 (0.35%) Bluetooth
6 10 (0.35%) NFC
7 9 (0.31%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
8 8 (0.28%) Network Security
8 8 (0.28%) VoIP
9 7 (0.24%) ATM
9 7 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (0.17%) IPsec
10 5 (0.17%) MQTT
11 4 (0.14%) Broadband
11 4 (0.14%) SSL
12 3 (0.10%) AMQP
12 3 (0.10%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.10%) SMS
12 3 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 552 (19.31%) Big Data
2 307 (10.74%) Hadoop
3 283 (9.90%) NoSQL
4 239 (8.36%) SQL Server
5 181 (6.33%) Relational Database
6 168 (5.88%) MongoDB
7 150 (5.25%) Apache Hive
8 140 (4.90%) Data Mining
9 124 (4.34%) MySQL
10 105 (3.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 99 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
12 98 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
13 77 (2.69%) Blockchain
14 76 (2.66%) RDBMS
15 62 (2.17%) Power BI
16 57 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 44 (1.54%) Amazon Redshift
17 44 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 42 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 34 (1.19%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 334 (11.69%) Git (software)
2 153 (5.35%) Subversion
3 133 (4.65%) Jenkins
4 90 (3.15%) Maven
5 89 (3.11%) JIRA
6 86 (3.01%) Visual Studio
7 79 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 46 (1.61%) Mercurial
9 42 (1.47%) Gradle
9 42 (1.47%) JUnit
10 40 (1.40%) Selenium
11 33 (1.15%) Eclipse
12 23 (0.80%) NUnit
13 21 (0.73%) CMake
14 20 (0.70%) CruiseControl
15 18 (0.63%) IntelliJ
16 15 (0.52%) Cucumber
16 15 (0.52%) Jasmine
17 14 (0.49%) Bitbucket
18 13 (0.45%) Ranorex
General
1 726 (25.40%) Finance
2 254 (8.89%) Banking
3 181 (6.33%) Games
4 166 (5.81%) Investment Banking
5 161 (5.63%) Front Office
6 157 (5.49%) Financial Institution
7 137 (4.79%) Telecoms
8 127 (4.44%) Retail
9 117 (4.09%) Marketing
10 102 (3.57%) Electronics
11 76 (2.66%) Manufacturing
12 51 (1.78%) Automotive
13 39 (1.36%) Military
14 37 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 33 (1.15%) Publishing
16 31 (1.08%) Advertising
17 27 (0.94%) Law
18 10 (0.35%) Aerospace
19 9 (0.31%) Social Science
20 8 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1,173 (41.04%) Developer
2 439 (15.36%) Software Engineer
3 378 (13.23%) Data Scientist
4 361 (12.63%) Java Developer
5 195 (6.82%) Python Developer
5 195 (6.82%) Software Developer
6 173 (6.05%) C# Developer
7 169 (5.91%) C++ Developer
8 140 (4.90%) Senior Developer
9 135 (4.72%) Graduate
10 123 (4.30%) Senior Data Scientist
11 122 (4.27%) Data Engineer
12 115 (4.02%) Machine Learning Engineer
13 96 (3.36%) Junior
13 96 (3.36%) Python Engineer
14 93 (3.25%) Senior Software Engineer
15 90 (3.15%) Analyst
16 86 (3.01%) Graduate Developer
17 83 (2.90%) C++ Software Engineer
18 76 (2.66%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (10.36%) .NET
2 259 (9.06%) Natural Language Processing
3 251 (8.78%) TensorFlow
4 232 (8.12%) Web Services
5 183 (6.40%) HTML
6 181 (6.33%) AngularJS
7 173 (6.05%) RESTful
8 167 (5.84%) CSS
9 149 (5.21%) Kafka
10 130 (4.55%) React
11 114 (3.99%) HTML5
12 110 (3.85%) Spring
13 94 (3.29%) Node.js
14 84 (2.94%) ASP.NET
15 83 (2.90%) Pandas
16 82 (2.87%) REST
17 80 (2.80%) OpenCV
18 73 (2.55%) NumPy
19 69 (2.41%) .NET Framework
20 67 (2.34%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 889 (31.11%) Data Structures
2 844 (29.53%) Computer Science
3 356 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
4 159 (5.56%) Fintech
5 131 (4.58%) Hedge funds
6 123 (4.30%) Cyberthreat
7 119 (4.16%) Equities
8 103 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
9 98 (3.43%) User Experience
10 89 (3.11%) Derivative
10 89 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
11 80 (2.80%) Fixed Income
12 76 (2.66%) Robotics
13 65 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 59 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
15 50 (1.75%) CUDA
16 41 (1.43%) Mobile App
17 37 (1.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 32 (1.12%) Life Science
19 31 (1.08%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 378 (13.23%) Linux
2 167 (5.84%) Windows
3 139 (4.86%) Unix
4 47 (1.64%) Android
5 36 (1.26%) Apple iOS
6 26 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
7 11 (0.38%) Robot Operating System
8 9 (0.31%) FreeRTOS
9 8 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.21%) CentOS
10 6 (0.21%) CoreOS
11 5 (0.17%) Amazon Linux
12 4 (0.14%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.10%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.10%) Windows Server
14 2 (0.070%) Solaris
15 1 (0.035%) DC/OS
15 1 (0.035%) Debian
15 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,021 (35.72%) Machine Learning
2 890 (31.14%) Software Engineering
3 811 (28.38%) Mathematics
4 728 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
5 619 (21.66%) Data Science
6 553 (19.35%) Analytics
7 512 (17.91%) Artificial Intelligence
8 486 (17.00%) Problem-Solving
9 418 (14.63%) OO
10 403 (14.10%) Deep Learning
11 360 (12.60%) Statistics
12 352 (12.32%) Multithreading
13 310 (10.85%) Physics
14 274 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
15 270 (9.45%) Test Automation
16 263 (9.20%) Visualisation
17 258 (9.03%) Data Analysis
18 238 (8.33%) TDD
19 225 (7.87%) Scrum
20 220 (7.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,336 (46.75%) Python
2 1,187 (41.53%) Java
3 1,027 (35.93%) C++
4 783 (27.40%) C#
5 777 (27.19%) SQL
6 445 (15.57%) C
7 434 (15.19%) JavaScript
8 376 (13.16%) R
9 228 (7.98%) Scala
10 174 (6.09%) MATLAB
11 102 (3.57%) Java 8
12 93 (3.25%) PHP
13 72 (2.52%) Go
14 57 (1.99%) Ruby
15 55 (1.92%) Embedded C
16 54 (1.89%) Perl
17 53 (1.85%) F#
18 44 (1.54%) Haskell
18 44 (1.54%) Kotlin
19 43 (1.50%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 859 (30.06%) Degree
2 470 (16.45%) PhD
3 241 (8.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 121 (4.23%) MPhil
5 105 (3.67%) Master's Degree
6 87 (3.04%) Numerate Degree
7 25 (0.87%) Security Cleared
8 19 (0.66%) SC Cleared
9 18 (0.63%) AWS Certification
9 18 (0.63%) CISM
9 18 (0.63%) CISSP
10 17 (0.59%) SANS
11 11 (0.38%) CISA
12 9 (0.31%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.24%) CEH
14 6 (0.21%) GCIA
14 6 (0.21%) GCIH
14 6 (0.21%) GIAC
14 6 (0.21%) GREM
14 6 (0.21%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (2.69%) QA
2 12 (0.42%) Data Quality
2 12 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.21%) GDPR
5 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.14%) FIPS 140-2
5 4 (0.14%) MiFID
6 3 (0.10%) JTAG
7 2 (0.070%) PSD2
8 1 (0.035%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.035%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.035%) Solvency II
System Software
1 105 (3.67%) Docker
2 58 (2.03%) HDFS
3 47 (1.64%) Firmware
4 13 (0.45%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.14%) etcd
7 3 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.070%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.035%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.035%) KVM
9 1 (0.035%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 58 (2.03%) Kubernetes
2 37 (1.29%) Terraform
3 28 (0.98%) Hadoop YARN
4 17 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (0.52%) Ansible
6 10 (0.35%) Oozie
7 8 (0.28%) Puppet
8 7 (0.24%) Packer
8 7 (0.24%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.14%) Grafana
9 4 (0.14%) Mesos
9 4 (0.14%) Nagios
10 3 (0.10%) Kibana
11 2 (0.070%) Ambari
11 2 (0.070%) Icinga
11 2 (0.070%) logstash
11 2 (0.070%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.035%) Capistrano
12 1 (0.035%) CFEngine
12 1 (0.035%) OpenView
Vendors
1 136 (4.76%) Google
2 129 (4.51%) Tableau
3 105 (3.67%) Oracle
4 92 (3.22%) Microsoft
5 80 (2.80%) SAP
6 26 (0.91%) Cognos
7 24 (0.84%) Sybase
8 23 (0.80%) MapR
9 19 (0.66%) Cloudera
10 18 (0.63%) Hortonworks
11 17 (0.59%) Xilinx
12 16 (0.56%) Atlassian
13 14 (0.49%) Talend
14 11 (0.38%) Altera
14 11 (0.38%) Cognizant
15 10 (0.35%) Atmel
16 8 (0.28%) TOWER Software
17 7 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
17 7 (0.24%) Twitter
17 7 (0.24%) Zend