Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Algorithms
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 236 290
Rank change year-on-year +33 +54 +17
Permanent jobs citing Algorithms 2,932 2,693 2,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 1.52% 1.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.98% 3.44% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2,300 2,098 2,049
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +8.43%

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 73,597 78,335 85,712
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.49% 44.27% 43.28%
Number of salaries quoted 56,861 59,850 70,098
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +26 2,746 £60,000 +4.35% 549
London +40 1,525 £68,000 +4.62% 271
UK excluding London +20 1,376 £50,000 - 298
South East +64 487 £50,000 +11.11% 88
East of England -15 342 £55,000 +10.00% 76
South West +56 167 £45,000 -10.00% 41
North of England -68 137 £47,500 -20.83% 34
Scotland +38 115 £47,500 +18.75% 14
North West -45 93 £47,500 -20.83% 16
Midlands -31 84 £42,500 +6.25% 39
West Midlands +6 56 £40,750 +1.88% 29
East Midlands -41 28 £50,000 +33.33% 10
Wales +25 27 £25,000 +4.17% 2
Yorkshire -25 26 £45,000 -25.00% 13
North East -28 18 £52,500 +50.00% 5
Northern Ireland +11 17 £45,000 - 4

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 1,390 (47.41%) Python
2 1,184 (40.38%) Java
3 1,121 (38.23%) Machine Learning
4 1,047 (35.71%) C++
5 949 (32.37%) Computer Science
6 946 (32.26%) Degree
7 913 (31.14%) Software Engineering
8 878 (29.95%) Data Structures
9 872 (29.74%) Mathematics
10 808 (27.56%) SQL
11 723 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
12 705 (24.05%) Data Science
13 702 (23.94%) C#
14 657 (22.41%) Finance
15 588 (20.05%) Big Data
16 561 (19.13%) Problem-Solving
17 552 (18.83%) Analytics
18 525 (17.91%) C
19 514 (17.53%) Artificial Intelligence
20 498 (16.98%) PhD
21 468 (15.96%) OO
22 441 (15.04%) Linux
23 421 (14.36%) JavaScript
24 386 (13.17%) R
25 371 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
26 370 (12.62%) Deep Learning
27 358 (12.21%) Git (software)
28 353 (12.04%) Statistics
29 352 (12.01%) Apache Spark
30 335 (11.43%) NoSQL

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
1 352 (12.01%) Apache Spark
2 78 (2.66%) Apache
3 61 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
4 48 (1.64%) SAS
5 36 (1.23%) Tomcat
6 33 (1.13%) Apache Pig
7 28 (0.95%) nginx
8 16 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
9 15 (0.51%) Confluence
10 14 (0.48%) JBoss
11 13 (0.44%) WebLogic
11 13 (0.44%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.41%) IIS
13 11 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 10 (0.34%) CMS
14 10 (0.34%) Tornado
15 8 (0.27%) GemFire
16 7 (0.24%) DNN
16 7 (0.24%) IPython
16 7 (0.24%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 45 (1.53%) Chatbot
2 24 (0.82%) GNU Octave
2 24 (0.82%) Simulink
3 20 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
5 13 (0.44%) SPSS
6 8 (0.27%) GIMP
6 8 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.17%) Stateflow
8 3 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.10%) Stata
9 2 (0.068%) CPLEX
9 2 (0.068%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.034%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
2 6 (0.20%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.10%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.068%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.068%) RMDS
5 2 (0.068%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.034%) Actimize
6 1 (0.034%) Oracle AML
6 1 (0.034%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 254 (8.66%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (1.88%) GitHub
4 38 (1.30%) Amazon S3
4 38 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
5 34 (1.16%) Serverless
6 33 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 32 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
8 29 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
10 18 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (0.61%) PaaS
11 16 (0.55%) Google Analytics
11 16 (0.55%) SaaS
12 14 (0.48%) Amazon Kinesis
13 11 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
14 10 (0.34%) iTunes
15 8 (0.27%) BrowserStack
15 8 (0.27%) Heroku
16 7 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 57 (1.94%) Internet
2 40 (1.36%) TCP/IP
3 27 (0.92%) HTTP
4 17 (0.58%) Wireless
5 13 (0.44%) Bluetooth
5 13 (0.44%) Firewall
6 11 (0.38%) DAB
6 11 (0.38%) NFC
7 9 (0.31%) Ethernet
7 9 (0.31%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
8 8 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (0.24%) VoIP
10 6 (0.20%) MQTT
10 6 (0.20%) OpenFlow
11 5 (0.17%) DNS
12 4 (0.14%) Broadband
12 4 (0.14%) SMS
13 3 (0.10%) DMZ
13 3 (0.10%) SSL
13 3 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 588 (20.05%) Big Data
2 335 (11.43%) NoSQL
3 305 (10.40%) Hadoop
4 232 (7.91%) SQL Server
5 176 (6.00%) Relational Database
6 170 (5.80%) MongoDB
7 147 (5.01%) MySQL
8 137 (4.67%) Data Mining
9 122 (4.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 110 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
11 106 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
12 103 (3.51%) Apache Hive
13 81 (2.76%) RDBMS
14 70 (2.39%) Blockchain
15 63 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 51 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 49 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 43 (1.47%) Redis
19 42 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
20 39 (1.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 358 (12.21%) Git (software)
2 178 (6.07%) Subversion
3 130 (4.43%) Jenkins
4 100 (3.41%) Mercurial
5 96 (3.27%) Maven
6 82 (2.80%) Visual Studio
7 81 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 67 (2.29%) JIRA
9 55 (1.88%) Gradle
10 52 (1.77%) JUnit
11 40 (1.36%) Selenium
12 39 (1.33%) NUnit
13 28 (0.95%) Eclipse
14 22 (0.75%) Bitbucket
15 20 (0.68%) Jasmine
16 18 (0.61%) TeamCity
17 17 (0.58%) CruiseControl
17 17 (0.58%) Mocha
18 16 (0.55%) Cucumber
18 16 (0.55%) LabVIEW
General
1 657 (22.41%) Finance
2 269 (9.17%) Banking
3 196 (6.68%) Investment Banking
4 180 (6.14%) Games
5 173 (5.90%) Financial Institution
6 138 (4.71%) Front Office
7 121 (4.13%) Retail
8 108 (3.68%) Marketing
9 103 (3.51%) Telecoms
10 89 (3.04%) Electronics
11 64 (2.18%) Automotive
12 60 (2.05%) Manufacturing
13 55 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
14 46 (1.57%) Advertising
15 34 (1.16%) Military
16 33 (1.13%) Law
17 17 (0.58%) Publishing
18 12 (0.41%) Legal
19 10 (0.34%) Aerospace
20 9 (0.31%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1,114 (37.99%) Developer
2 441 (15.04%) Software Engineer
3 405 (13.81%) Data Scientist
4 330 (11.26%) Java Developer
5 188 (6.41%) Software Developer
6 162 (5.53%) C++ Developer
7 159 (5.42%) C# Developer
8 146 (4.98%) Python Developer
9 144 (4.91%) Graduate
9 144 (4.91%) Senior Developer
10 125 (4.26%) C++ Software Engineer
11 124 (4.23%) Data Engineer
12 122 (4.16%) Senior Data Scientist
13 115 (3.92%) Machine Learning Engineer
14 98 (3.34%) Python Engineer
15 94 (3.21%) Computer Engineer
15 94 (3.21%) Computer Vision Engineer
16 93 (3.17%) Analyst
16 93 (3.17%) Junior
17 81 (2.76%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (9.99%) .NET
2 270 (9.21%) TensorFlow
3 261 (8.90%) Natural Language Processing
4 220 (7.50%) Web Services
5 197 (6.72%) AngularJS
6 185 (6.31%) HTML
7 165 (5.63%) Kafka
8 163 (5.56%) CSS
9 158 (5.39%) RESTful
10 156 (5.32%) React
11 127 (4.33%) Spring
12 125 (4.26%) HTML5
13 104 (3.55%) REST
14 103 (3.51%) Pandas
15 97 (3.31%) NumPy
16 95 (3.24%) ASP.NET
17 94 (3.21%) scikit-learn
18 84 (2.86%) Node.js
19 82 (2.80%) CSS3
20 79 (2.69%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 949 (32.37%) Computer Science
2 878 (29.95%) Data Structures
3 371 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
4 157 (5.35%) Fintech
5 136 (4.64%) Cyberthreat
6 118 (4.02%) Greenfield Project
7 117 (3.99%) User Experience
8 110 (3.75%) Equities
9 108 (3.68%) Hedge funds
10 89 (3.04%) Fixed Income
11 74 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
12 73 (2.49%) CUDA
13 71 (2.42%) Robotics
14 61 (2.08%) Mobile App
15 60 (2.05%) Derivative
16 56 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
17 55 (1.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 44 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 33 (1.13%) Client/Server
20 30 (1.02%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 441 (15.04%) Linux
2 187 (6.38%) Windows
3 141 (4.81%) Unix
4 52 (1.77%) Android
5 50 (1.71%) Apple iOS
6 39 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (0.27%) Robot Operating System
8 6 (0.20%) Debian
9 5 (0.17%) CentOS
9 5 (0.17%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.17%) Solaris
10 3 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.10%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.10%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.068%) AIX
11 2 (0.068%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (0.068%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.034%) FreeRTOS
12 1 (0.034%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.034%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,121 (38.23%) Machine Learning
2 913 (31.14%) Software Engineering
3 872 (29.74%) Mathematics
4 723 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
5 705 (24.05%) Data Science
6 561 (19.13%) Problem-Solving
7 552 (18.83%) Analytics
8 514 (17.53%) Artificial Intelligence
9 468 (15.96%) OO
10 370 (12.62%) Deep Learning
11 353 (12.04%) Statistics
12 334 (11.39%) Multithreading
13 317 (10.81%) Physics
14 285 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
15 267 (9.11%) TDD
16 264 (9.00%) Test Automation
17 254 (8.66%) Data Analysis
18 253 (8.63%) Scrum
19 244 (8.32%) SDLC
20 243 (8.29%) Computer Vision
Programming Languages
1 1,390 (47.41%) Python
2 1,184 (40.38%) Java
3 1,047 (35.71%) C++
4 808 (27.56%) SQL
5 702 (23.94%) C#
6 525 (17.91%) C
7 421 (14.36%) JavaScript
8 386 (13.17%) R
9 277 (9.45%) MATLAB
10 265 (9.04%) Scala
11 92 (3.14%) Java 8
12 91 (3.10%) PHP
13 88 (3.00%) Embedded C
14 70 (2.39%) Perl
15 69 (2.35%) Embedded C++
16 68 (2.32%) Ruby
17 57 (1.94%) Shell Script
18 43 (1.47%) Go
19 41 (1.40%) HiveQL
20 38 (1.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 946 (32.26%) Degree
2 498 (16.98%) PhD
3 275 (9.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 106 (3.62%) Numerate Degree
5 102 (3.48%) Master's Degree
6 23 (0.78%) Security Cleared
7 17 (0.58%) SC Cleared
8 11 (0.38%) CISM
8 11 (0.38%) CISSP
9 10 (0.34%) SANS
10 9 (0.31%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.24%) CEH
12 5 (0.17%) HNC
12 5 (0.17%) ISEB
13 4 (0.14%) CISA
13 4 (0.14%) Postgraduate
14 3 (0.10%) CFA
14 3 (0.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 2 (0.068%) DBS Check
15 2 (0.068%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (2.80%) QA
2 15 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.24%) GCP
4 5 (0.17%) GDPR
4 5 (0.17%) MISRA
5 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.14%) MiFID
6 3 (0.10%) ISO 13485
6 3 (0.10%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.068%) FIPS 140-2
7 2 (0.068%) ISO 26262
7 2 (0.068%) PSD2
8 1 (0.034%) FISMA
8 1 (0.034%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.034%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.034%) JTAG
8 1 (0.034%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.034%) SEPA
8 1 (0.034%) Solvency II
System Software
1 94 (3.21%) Docker
2 76 (2.59%) HDFS
3 45 (1.53%) Firmware
4 16 (0.55%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.10%) GridGain
7 2 (0.068%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.068%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.068%) LXC
7 2 (0.068%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.034%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (1.26%) Kubernetes
2 32 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (0.95%) Ansible
4 24 (0.82%) Terraform
5 18 (0.61%) Puppet
6 11 (0.38%) Oozie
7 10 (0.34%) Grafana
8 9 (0.31%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.14%) Kibana
10 4 (0.14%) Nagios
11 3 (0.10%) logstash
12 2 (0.068%) Ambari
12 2 (0.068%) Capistrano
12 2 (0.068%) Icinga
12 2 (0.068%) Packer
12 2 (0.068%) SELinux
12 2 (0.068%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.068%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.034%) Cacti
Vendors
1 123 (4.20%) Oracle
2 122 (4.16%) Google
3 100 (3.41%) Microsoft
4 85 (2.90%) Tableau
5 34 (1.16%) SAP
6 26 (0.89%) Sybase
7 21 (0.72%) Cognos
8 20 (0.68%) MapR
9 18 (0.61%) Cloudera
9 18 (0.61%) Talend
10 17 (0.58%) Altera
10 17 (0.58%) Bloomberg
10 17 (0.58%) Hortonworks
11 16 (0.55%) Fidessa
11 16 (0.55%) IBM
12 15 (0.51%) Atlassian
12 15 (0.51%) Cognizant
12 15 (0.51%) WorldPay
12 15 (0.51%) Xilinx
13 12 (0.41%) Mapbox