Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Algorithms
UK
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 174 201 252
Rank change year-on-year +27 +51 +19
Permanent jobs citing Algorithms 2,825 3,016 2,360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.90% 1.72% 1.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.55% 4.29% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2,110 2,421 1,969
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,450 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%

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 62,074 70,383 68,381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.81% 40.03% 39.76%
Number of salaries quoted 47,412 55,623 55,552
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,155
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.72% +0.32%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019. 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 +23 2,666 £62,500 +4.17% 659
UK excluding London +18 1,420 £52,500 - 434
London +9 1,378 £70,000 - 268
South East +74 530 £50,000 - 122
South West +69 241 £50,000 -9.09% 65
North of England +116 233 £55,000 +4.76% 55
East of England -76 176 £57,500 +9.52% 102
North West +111 172 £57,500 +9.52% 32
Scotland +20 121 £47,500 +5.56% 30
Midlands +22 104 £40,000 -11.11% 48
West Midlands +51 86 £41,500 -2.35% 38
Yorkshire +26 41 £50,000 -9.09% 17
North East +28 20 £52,500 +5.00% 6
East Midlands -29 18 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Wales +6 9 £40,250 -3.01% 8
Northern Ireland -23 8 £42,500 - 5

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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 1,338 (47.36%) Python
2 1,048 (37.10%) Java
3 1,031 (36.50%) Machine Learning
4 1,006 (35.61%) Software Engineering
5 915 (32.39%) C++
6 877 (31.04%) Mathematics
7 792 (28.04%) Data Structures
8 759 (26.87%) C#
8 759 (26.87%) SQL
9 749 (26.51%) Data Science
10 735 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
11 722 (25.56%) Computer Science
12 713 (25.24%) Degree
13 674 (23.86%) Analytics
14 621 (21.98%) Finance
15 547 (19.36%) Artificial Intelligence
16 459 (16.25%) JavaScript
17 455 (16.11%) Big Data
18 431 (15.26%) PhD
19 427 (15.12%) Problem-Solving
20 406 (14.37%) Linux
21 399 (14.12%) R
22 388 (13.73%) Data Analysis
23 384 (13.59%) Amazon AWS
24 372 (13.17%) C
25 368 (13.03%) OO
26 341 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
27 331 (11.72%) Test Automation
28 330 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
29 325 (11.50%) Git (software)

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
1 270 (9.56%) Apache Spark
2 105 (3.72%) Elasticsearch
3 96 (3.40%) Apache
4 57 (2.02%) SAS
5 29 (1.03%) Tomcat
6 24 (0.85%) Apache Pig
7 18 (0.64%) IIS
8 14 (0.50%) Confluence
9 8 (0.28%) Hyperledger
10 6 (0.21%) CMS
11 4 (0.14%) DNN
11 4 (0.14%) Jupyter
11 4 (0.14%) nginx
12 3 (0.11%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.071%) Apache Airflow
13 2 (0.071%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.071%) Drupal
13 2 (0.071%) JBoss
13 2 (0.071%) Kinematics
13 2 (0.071%) Umbraco
Applications
1 79 (2.80%) Chatbot
2 42 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.03%) GNU Octave
4 14 (0.50%) Simulink
5 12 (0.42%) Snapchat
6 10 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
7 8 (0.28%) SPSS
8 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.11%) Stata
9 3 (0.11%) Weka
10 2 (0.071%) CPLEX
10 2 (0.071%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.071%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.035%) Houdini
11 1 (0.035%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 1 (0.035%) MODO
Business Applications
1 18 (0.64%) Summit
2 6 (0.21%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.071%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.071%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.071%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.035%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.035%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.035%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.035%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 384 (13.59%) Amazon AWS
2 168 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (3.04%) Google Cloud Platform
4 79 (2.80%) GitHub
5 36 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
6 33 (1.17%) Amazon S3
6 33 (1.17%) SaaS
7 22 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 21 (0.74%) CloudFront
9 19 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (0.53%) PaaS
11 13 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
11 13 (0.46%) Serverless
12 11 (0.39%) Apigee
13 10 (0.35%) OpenShift
14 9 (0.32%) Amazon Kinesis
14 9 (0.32%) Google Analytics
15 7 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (0.25%) Heroku
16 6 (0.21%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 111 (3.93%) HTTP
2 41 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 20 (0.71%) Internet
4 14 (0.50%) Skype
5 13 (0.46%) Broadband
5 13 (0.46%) Software-Defined Radio
6 7 (0.25%) Wireless
7 5 (0.18%) FTP
8 4 (0.14%) AMQP
8 4 (0.14%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.14%) MQTT
9 3 (0.11%) Firewall
9 3 (0.11%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.11%) IPsec
9 3 (0.11%) Network Security
10 2 (0.071%) ATM
10 2 (0.071%) SAN
10 2 (0.071%) SSL
10 2 (0.071%) VPN
10 2 (0.071%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 455 (16.11%) Big Data
2 250 (8.85%) NoSQL
3 245 (8.67%) Hadoop
4 193 (6.83%) SQL Server
5 185 (6.55%) Relational Database
6 170 (6.02%) Data Mining
7 124 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
8 117 (4.14%) Apache Hive
9 93 (3.29%) MySQL
10 86 (3.04%) Apache Cassandra
11 77 (2.73%) MongoDB
12 62 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
13 60 (2.12%) Text Mining
14 59 (2.09%) Blockchain
14 59 (2.09%) RDBMS
15 58 (2.05%) Power BI
16 40 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
17 38 (1.35%) Redis
18 32 (1.13%) Neo4j
19 27 (0.96%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 325 (11.50%) Git (software)
2 154 (5.45%) Subversion
3 84 (2.97%) Jenkins
4 70 (2.48%) Mercurial
5 61 (2.16%) Visual Studio
6 59 (2.09%) JIRA
7 58 (2.05%) GitLab
8 47 (1.66%) Maven
9 41 (1.45%) JUnit
10 40 (1.42%) Gradle
11 37 (1.31%) Rational DOORS
12 30 (1.06%) IntelliJ
13 29 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
13 29 (1.03%) Vagrant
14 27 (0.96%) Ant
15 25 (0.88%) NUnit
16 18 (0.64%) CircleCI
17 17 (0.60%) Eclipse
18 15 (0.53%) CMake
19 14 (0.50%) Mockito
General
1 621 (21.98%) Finance
2 156 (5.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 150 (5.31%) Games
4 140 (4.96%) Retail
5 132 (4.67%) Electronics
6 121 (4.28%) Banking
7 115 (4.07%) Telecoms
8 103 (3.65%) Marketing
9 82 (2.90%) Manufacturing
10 78 (2.76%) Front Office
11 61 (2.16%) Law
12 51 (1.81%) Military
13 34 (1.20%) Legal
14 31 (1.10%) Publishing
15 30 (1.06%) Automotive
16 21 (0.74%) Advertising
17 20 (0.71%) Investment Banking
18 18 (0.64%) Aerospace
19 9 (0.32%) Financial Institution
19 9 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,140 (40.35%) Developer
2 477 (16.88%) Software Engineer
3 416 (14.73%) Data Scientist
4 355 (12.57%) Java Developer
5 218 (7.72%) C# Developer
6 209 (7.40%) Software Developer
7 193 (6.83%) Senior Developer
8 189 (6.69%) Python Developer
9 131 (4.64%) C++ Developer
10 127 (4.50%) Graduate
11 119 (4.21%) Senior Software Engineer
12 117 (4.14%) Machine Learning Engineer
13 112 (3.96%) C++ Software Engineer
14 110 (3.89%) Data Engineer
15 105 (3.72%) Java Engineer
16 104 (3.68%) Senior Data Scientist
17 89 (3.15%) Python Engineer
18 88 (3.12%) .NET Developer
19 84 (2.97%) Test Engineer
20 81 (2.87%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (11.47%) .NET
2 220 (7.79%) Web Services
3 202 (7.15%) React
4 194 (6.87%) TensorFlow
5 189 (6.69%) CSS
6 185 (6.55%) AngularJS
7 183 (6.48%) Natural Language Processing
8 176 (6.23%) RESTful
9 173 (6.12%) HTML
10 172 (6.09%) REST
11 142 (5.03%) Spring
12 134 (4.74%) Kafka
13 132 (4.67%) scikit-learn
14 131 (4.64%) ASP.NET
15 123 (4.35%) Pandas
16 107 (3.79%) NumPy
17 95 (3.36%) JSON
18 93 (3.29%) Node.js
19 85 (3.01%) WCF
20 76 (2.69%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 792 (28.04%) Data Structures
2 341 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
3 187 (6.62%) Fintech
4 143 (5.06%) Hedge funds
5 130 (4.60%) User Experience
6 121 (4.28%) Derivative
7 93 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
8 83 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
9 79 (2.80%) Robotics
10 72 (2.55%) Equities
11 65 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
12 55 (1.95%) Management Information System
12 55 (1.95%) VHDL
13 51 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 50 (1.77%) Equity Derivative
15 48 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
16 46 (1.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 43 (1.52%) Fixed Income
18 32 (1.13%) Mobile App
18 32 (1.13%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 406 (14.37%) Linux
2 154 (5.45%) Unix
3 126 (4.46%) Windows
4 66 (2.34%) Android
5 28 (0.99%) Apple iOS
5 28 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
6 11 (0.39%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.35%) CoreOS
8 8 (0.28%) FreeRTOS
9 6 (0.21%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.21%) Robot Operating System
10 4 (0.14%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.14%) VxWorks
10 4 (0.14%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.11%) Solaris
11 3 (0.11%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.11%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.035%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.035%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,031 (36.50%) Machine Learning
2 1,006 (35.61%) Software Engineering
3 877 (31.04%) Mathematics
4 749 (26.51%) Data Science
5 735 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
6 722 (25.56%) Computer Science
7 674 (23.86%) Analytics
8 547 (19.36%) Artificial Intelligence
9 427 (15.12%) Problem-Solving
10 388 (13.73%) Data Analysis
11 368 (13.03%) OO
12 331 (11.72%) Test Automation
13 330 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
14 299 (10.58%) Visualisation
15 291 (10.30%) Deep Learning
16 281 (9.95%) Physics
17 273 (9.66%) TDD
18 269 (9.52%) Multithreading
19 247 (8.74%) Statistics
20 212 (7.50%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,338 (47.36%) Python
2 1,048 (37.10%) Java
3 915 (32.39%) C++
4 759 (26.87%) C#
4 759 (26.87%) SQL
5 459 (16.25%) JavaScript
6 399 (14.12%) R
7 372 (13.17%) C
8 248 (8.78%) MATLAB
9 178 (6.30%) Scala
10 126 (4.46%) Go
11 94 (3.33%) TypeScript
12 72 (2.55%) Java 8
13 62 (2.19%) PHP
14 61 (2.16%) Bash Shell
15 60 (2.12%) F#
16 55 (1.95%) Kotlin
17 48 (1.70%) Embedded C
17 48 (1.70%) ES6
18 47 (1.66%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 713 (25.24%) Degree
2 431 (15.26%) PhD
3 171 (6.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 103 (3.65%) Security Cleared
5 100 (3.54%) SC Cleared
6 67 (2.37%) Numerate Degree
7 59 (2.09%) Master's Degree
8 40 (1.42%) MPhil
9 26 (0.92%) DV Cleared
10 20 (0.71%) PMI Certification
11 19 (0.67%) Postgraduate
12 16 (0.57%) ISTQB
13 10 (0.35%) AWS Certification
14 6 (0.21%) CISM
14 6 (0.21%) CISSP
14 6 (0.21%) ISEB
15 4 (0.14%) CIPD
15 4 (0.14%) CISA
16 3 (0.11%) HND
16 3 (0.11%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (2.83%) QA
2 26 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.35%) GDPR
4 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.25%) JTAG
5 5 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.11%) ISO 26262
6 3 (0.11%) MISRA
6 3 (0.11%) MISRA C
6 3 (0.11%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.071%) COBIT
7 2 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.071%) FIPS 140-2
7 2 (0.071%) SLA
7 2 (0.071%) WAI
8 1 (0.035%) DO-254
8 1 (0.035%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.035%) MiFID
8 1 (0.035%) SEPA
System Software
1 199 (7.04%) Docker
2 29 (1.03%) Firmware
3 27 (0.96%) VirtualBox
3 27 (0.96%) vSphere
4 20 (0.71%) HDFS
5 16 (0.57%) etcd
6 14 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.071%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.035%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.035%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 96 (3.40%) Kubernetes
2 76 (2.69%) Ansible
3 36 (1.27%) Terraform
4 34 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (1.10%) Hadoop YARN
6 24 (0.85%) Prometheus
7 23 (0.81%) Consul
7 23 (0.81%) Salt
8 18 (0.64%) SELinux
9 15 (0.53%) Puppet
10 9 (0.32%) Kibana
11 8 (0.28%) Mesos
12 7 (0.25%) Nagios
13 6 (0.21%) CFEngine
13 6 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
13 6 (0.21%) Graphite
13 6 (0.21%) Marathon
13 6 (0.21%) StatsD
14 5 (0.18%) Packer
15 3 (0.11%) logstash
Vendors
1 110 (3.89%) Microsoft
2 108 (3.82%) Oracle
3 100 (3.54%) Google
4 90 (3.19%) SAP
5 88 (3.12%) Tableau
6 27 (0.96%) Samsung
7 23 (0.81%) Cloudera
8 19 (0.67%) Splunk
9 12 (0.42%) Atlassian
9 12 (0.42%) comScore
9 12 (0.42%) IBM
10 11 (0.39%) Cognos
10 11 (0.39%) Xilinx
11 10 (0.35%) Bloomberg
11 10 (0.35%) Cognizant
12 9 (0.32%) Altera
12 9 (0.32%) Atmel
13 8 (0.28%) Ab Initio
13 8 (0.28%) Mentor Graphics
13 8 (0.28%) Reuters