Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Algorithms
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 245 281
Rank change year-on-year +46 +36 +64
Permanent jobs citing Algorithms 3,076 2,365 2,525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 1.38% 1.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.06% 3.25% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2,458 2,007 2,177
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £56,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +2.68% +12.00%
10th Percentile £34,925 £31,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £98,750 £96,250 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.42% +5.56% +10.43%

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 75,770 72,689 89,915
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.68% 42.43% 43.98%
Number of salaries quoted 59,718 59,120 72,567
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.06% +7.78%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +43 2,912 £60,000 +4.35% 500
London +25 1,526 £70,000 +7.69% 250
UK excluding London +50 1,522 £51,500 +8.42% 278
East of England +50 506 £52,500 +16.67% 88
South East +79 462 £50,000 +11.11% 84
North of England -89 152 £52,500 -12.50% 19
South West +62 148 £55,000 +22.22% 36
Scotland +24 117 £45,000 - 17
Midlands -19 115 £50,000 +25.00% 23
North West -52 103 £52,500 -12.50% 12
East Midlands -4 67 £50,000 +25.00% 7
West Midlands -24 49 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Yorkshire -41 37 £47,500 -20.83% 4
Wales +15 14 £45,000 -10.00% 5
North East -26 12 £52,500 +31.25% 3
Northern Ireland 0 9 £46,250 -7.50% 6

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 1,588 (51.63%) Python
2 1,238 (40.25%) Machine Learning
3 1,126 (36.61%) Java
4 1,022 (33.22%) C++
5 950 (30.88%) Computer Science
6 936 (30.43%) Mathematics
7 924 (30.04%) Degree
7 924 (30.04%) Software Engineering
8 853 (27.73%) SQL
9 852 (27.70%) Data Science
10 778 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
11 771 (25.07%) Data Structures
12 619 (20.12%) Finance
13 618 (20.09%) PhD
14 584 (18.99%) C#
15 570 (18.53%) Artificial Intelligence
16 559 (18.17%) Big Data
17 558 (18.14%) Analytics
18 539 (17.52%) Linux
19 530 (17.23%) OO
20 505 (16.42%) C
21 489 (15.90%) Problem-Solving
22 454 (14.76%) Apache Spark
23 447 (14.53%) R
24 398 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
25 396 (12.87%) Git (software)
26 394 (12.81%) NoSQL
27 385 (12.52%) Multithreading
28 377 (12.26%) MATLAB
29 376 (12.22%) Amazon AWS

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
1 454 (14.76%) Apache Spark
2 90 (2.93%) SAS
3 88 (2.86%) Apache
4 75 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
5 40 (1.30%) Tomcat
6 31 (1.01%) JBoss
6 31 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 24 (0.78%) Apache Pig
7 24 (0.78%) nginx
8 23 (0.75%) Apache Solr
9 17 (0.55%) IIS
10 15 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
10 15 (0.49%) CMS
11 9 (0.29%) Jupyter
12 8 (0.26%) IPython
12 8 (0.26%) Luigi
12 8 (0.26%) WildFly
13 7 (0.23%) DNN
14 6 (0.20%) NServiceBus
14 6 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (1.17%) Chatbot
2 33 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.62%) Simulink
4 16 (0.52%) Weka
5 15 (0.49%) SPSS
6 14 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
7 12 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 10 (0.33%) Stata
9 9 (0.29%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.23%) GIMP
11 6 (0.20%) Stateflow
12 5 (0.16%) GNU Octave
13 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
14 3 (0.098%) MS Visio
14 3 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
15 2 (0.065%) Mathematica
16 1 (0.033%) AutoCAD
16 1 (0.033%) CPLEX
16 1 (0.033%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (0.29%) RMDS
2 5 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.098%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.065%) Magento
4 2 (0.065%) Maximo
4 2 (0.065%) MetaTrader
5 1 (0.033%) Actimize
5 1 (0.033%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.033%) Oracle AML
5 1 (0.033%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 376 (12.22%) Amazon AWS
2 166 (5.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
4 58 (1.89%) Amazon S3
5 49 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
5 49 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 49 (1.59%) Serverless
6 42 (1.37%) GitHub
7 31 (1.01%) SaaS
8 26 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
9 24 (0.78%) Amazon Kinesis
10 21 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
11 15 (0.49%) Google Analytics
12 14 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
12 14 (0.46%) Slack
13 12 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (0.39%) PaaS
14 11 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
15 10 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
15 10 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 59 (1.92%) Internet
2 46 (1.50%) HTTP
3 34 (1.11%) TCP/IP
4 30 (0.98%) Wireless
5 13 (0.42%) DAB
6 11 (0.36%) Network Security
7 10 (0.33%) DNS
7 10 (0.33%) SSL
8 9 (0.29%) Multicast
8 9 (0.29%) Unified Communications
9 8 (0.26%) Ethernet
9 8 (0.26%) VoIP
9 8 (0.26%) VPN
10 7 (0.23%) BGP
10 7 (0.23%) DHCP
10 7 (0.23%) DVB
10 7 (0.23%) EIGRP
10 7 (0.23%) ISDN
10 7 (0.23%) OSPF
10 7 (0.23%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 559 (18.17%) Big Data
2 394 (12.81%) NoSQL
3 320 (10.40%) Hadoop
4 189 (6.14%) Data Mining
5 163 (5.30%) MongoDB
6 152 (4.94%) Relational Database
7 138 (4.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 138 (4.49%) SQL Server
8 110 (3.58%) MySQL
9 88 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
10 83 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
11 65 (2.11%) Apache Hive
11 65 (2.11%) Redis
12 64 (2.08%) RDBMS
13 52 (1.69%) Oracle Database
14 44 (1.43%) HBase
15 41 (1.33%) Amazon Redshift
16 36 (1.17%) Blockchain
17 32 (1.04%) GIS
18 28 (0.91%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 396 (12.87%) Git (software)
2 167 (5.43%) Subversion
3 134 (4.36%) Mercurial
4 117 (3.80%) Jenkins
5 80 (2.60%) Visual Studio
6 61 (1.98%) Maven
7 53 (1.72%) JIRA
7 53 (1.72%) NUnit
8 52 (1.69%) JUnit
9 33 (1.07%) Selenium
10 32 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
11 29 (0.94%) Gradle
12 26 (0.85%) TeamCity
13 22 (0.72%) gulp
14 21 (0.68%) Cucumber
14 21 (0.68%) SpecFlow
15 20 (0.65%) Bitbucket
15 20 (0.65%) Mocha
15 20 (0.65%) Mockito
16 19 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 619 (20.12%) Finance
2 201 (6.53%) Banking
3 170 (5.53%) Games
4 162 (5.27%) Marketing
5 153 (4.97%) Retail
6 121 (3.93%) Front Office
7 109 (3.54%) Telecoms
8 99 (3.22%) Electronics
9 97 (3.15%) Investment Banking
10 55 (1.79%) Manufacturing
11 51 (1.66%) Advertising
12 49 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
13 46 (1.50%) Automotive
14 45 (1.46%) Legal
15 42 (1.37%) Financial Institution
16 33 (1.07%) Law
17 26 (0.85%) Aerospace
18 23 (0.75%) Retail Banking
19 15 (0.49%) Online Betting
20 14 (0.46%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,001 (32.54%) Developer
2 512 (16.64%) Software Engineer
3 487 (15.83%) Data Scientist
4 293 (9.53%) Java Developer
5 202 (6.57%) C++ Software Engineer
6 153 (4.97%) Software Developer
7 148 (4.81%) Senior Developer
8 144 (4.68%) Senior Software Engineer
9 139 (4.52%) Machine Learning Engineer
10 133 (4.32%) C++ Developer
10 133 (4.32%) Graduate
11 130 (4.23%) C# Developer
12 125 (4.06%) Java Engineer
13 124 (4.03%) Python Developer
14 122 (3.97%) Data Engineer
15 120 (3.90%) Senior Data Scientist
16 98 (3.19%) Analyst
17 97 (3.15%) Java Software Engineer
18 96 (3.12%) .NET Developer
19 92 (2.99%) Computer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (8.84%) .NET
2 267 (8.68%) Natural Language Processing
3 233 (7.57%) TensorFlow
4 183 (5.95%) Kafka
5 179 (5.82%) HTML
6 174 (5.66%) Spring
7 172 (5.59%) Web Services
8 159 (5.17%) CSS
9 148 (4.81%) REST
10 141 (4.58%) NumPy
11 140 (4.55%) AngularJS
12 137 (4.45%) RESTful
13 125 (4.06%) Pandas
14 115 (3.74%) HTML5
15 111 (3.61%) React
16 109 (3.54%) scikit-learn
17 94 (3.06%) OpenGL
18 89 (2.89%) SciPy
19 81 (2.63%) ASP.NET
20 80 (2.60%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 950 (30.88%) Computer Science
2 771 (25.07%) Data Structures
3 398 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
4 167 (5.43%) Fintech
5 145 (4.71%) User Experience
6 107 (3.48%) CUDA
7 101 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
8 93 (3.02%) Equities
9 81 (2.63%) Fixed Income
9 81 (2.63%) Hedge funds
10 71 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
10 71 (2.31%) Robotics
11 66 (2.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 65 (2.11%) Mobile App
13 61 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
14 59 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
15 51 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 45 (1.46%) Smart City
17 43 (1.40%) Client/Server
18 39 (1.27%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 539 (17.52%) Linux
2 221 (7.18%) Windows
3 146 (4.75%) Unix
4 55 (1.79%) Apple iOS
5 50 (1.63%) Android
6 41 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
7 17 (0.55%) Robot Operating System
8 14 (0.46%) Debian
9 8 (0.26%) Mac OS
10 7 (0.23%) Solaris
11 6 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.13%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.065%) AIX
13 2 (0.065%) Windows Server
14 1 (0.033%) CentOS
14 1 (0.033%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.033%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.033%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.033%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,238 (40.25%) Machine Learning
2 936 (30.43%) Mathematics
3 924 (30.04%) Software Engineering
4 852 (27.70%) Data Science
5 778 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
6 570 (18.53%) Artificial Intelligence
7 558 (18.14%) Analytics
8 530 (17.23%) OO
9 489 (15.90%) Problem-Solving
10 385 (12.52%) Multithreading
11 358 (11.64%) Statistics
12 343 (11.15%) TDD
13 312 (10.14%) Physics
14 289 (9.40%) Deep Learning
15 277 (9.01%) Neural Network
16 273 (8.88%) Test Automation
17 268 (8.71%) OOP
18 258 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
19 246 (8.00%) Data Analysis
20 230 (7.48%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1,588 (51.63%) Python
2 1,126 (36.61%) Java
3 1,022 (33.22%) C++
4 853 (27.73%) SQL
5 584 (18.99%) C#
6 505 (16.42%) C
7 447 (14.53%) R
8 377 (12.26%) MATLAB
9 363 (11.80%) JavaScript
10 318 (10.34%) Scala
11 141 (4.58%) PHP
12 110 (3.58%) Ruby
13 108 (3.51%) Shell Script
14 95 (3.09%) Java 8
15 88 (2.86%) Perl
16 77 (2.50%) Bash Shell
17 66 (2.15%) PowerShell
18 63 (2.05%) Embedded C
19 62 (2.02%) Go
20 59 (1.92%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 924 (30.04%) Degree
2 618 (20.09%) PhD
3 247 (8.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 98 (3.19%) Numerate Degree
5 82 (2.67%) Master's Degree
6 30 (0.98%) Security Cleared
7 12 (0.39%) CCNA
7 12 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.33%) SC Cleared
9 8 (0.26%) Postgraduate
10 7 (0.23%) CCNP
11 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.13%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.065%) HNC
12 2 (0.065%) HND
12 2 (0.065%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 1 (0.033%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.033%) Chartered Engineer
13 1 (0.033%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.033%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (4.39%) QA
2 15 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.33%) ECSS
4 8 (0.26%) GCP
5 7 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
5 7 (0.23%) MISRA
6 5 (0.16%) DO-254
6 5 (0.16%) GDPR
6 5 (0.16%) IEC 62304
7 4 (0.13%) IEC 61508
7 4 (0.13%) ISO 13485
7 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.13%) SEPA
8 3 (0.098%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.065%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.065%) MISRA C
9 2 (0.065%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.033%) MIL-STD-498
10 1 (0.033%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.033%) PMBOK
System Software
1 129 (4.19%) Docker
2 53 (1.72%) Firmware
3 46 (1.50%) HDFS
4 12 (0.39%) Apache Flume
5 8 (0.26%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.20%) LXC
7 5 (0.16%) GridGain
7 5 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.16%) Xen
8 3 (0.098%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (0.065%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.033%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 66 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
2 52 (1.69%) Ansible
3 47 (1.53%) Puppet
4 31 (1.01%) Kubernetes
5 13 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
6 11 (0.36%) Grafana
6 11 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
6 11 (0.36%) Kibana
7 9 (0.29%) Terraform
8 8 (0.26%) Mesos
9 7 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
9 7 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
9 7 (0.23%) logstash
10 6 (0.20%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.16%) Graphite
11 5 (0.16%) Graylog
12 4 (0.13%) Nagios
13 3 (0.098%) Cacti
13 3 (0.098%) Oozie
Vendors
1 170 (5.53%) Oracle
2 144 (4.68%) Google
3 125 (4.06%) Microsoft
4 72 (2.34%) Tableau
5 48 (1.56%) Bloomberg
6 40 (1.30%) Fidessa
7 26 (0.85%) Xilinx
8 25 (0.81%) SAP
9 23 (0.75%) IBM
9 23 (0.75%) Twitter
10 22 (0.72%) Cloudera
11 21 (0.68%) Altera
11 21 (0.68%) NVIDIA
11 21 (0.68%) WorldPay
12 19 (0.62%) Adobe
13 18 (0.59%) MapR
14 17 (0.55%) Hortonworks
15 16 (0.52%) Capita
16 13 (0.42%) TIBCO
17 12 (0.39%) Reuters