Period
to 16 July 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Digital Currency in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Digital Currency over the 6 months to 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Digital Currency (Digital/Electronic Money)
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1105 1046 1256
Rank change year-on-year -59 +210 +68
Permanent jobs citing Digital Currency 78 147 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.083% 0.011%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.19% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 66 91 21
UK median annual salary £50,000 £72,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.03% +20.83% +140.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £48,750 £50,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £96,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £61,000 £52,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +16.19% -19.23% +76.87%

Digital Currency 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 76,508 77,202 88,902
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.47% 43.49% 43.71%
Number of salaries quoted 59,093 60,405 72,199
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%

Digital Currency
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Digital Currency as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Digital Currency in the UK

Digital Currency
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Digital Currency.

Salary trend for Digital Currency in the UK

Digital Currency
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Digital Currency over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Digital Currency in the UK

Digital Currency
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Currency within the UK over the 6 months to 16 July 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 -55 78 £50,000 -31.03% 5
London -46 61 £40,000 -54.29% 5
UK excluding London -3 16 £61,000 +16.19% 1
South East -37 11 £70,000 +33.33%
North East - 3 £61,000 -
North of England - 3 £61,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £50,000 -
Midlands - 2 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, IT jobs citing Digital Currency 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 Digital Currency.

1 56 (71.79%) Software Engineering
2 53 (67.95%) Finance
3 51 (65.38%) Blockchain
4 40 (51.28%) Java
5 35 (44.87%) Cryptocurrency
5 35 (44.87%) SDLC
6 34 (43.59%) Degree
7 33 (42.31%) J2EE
7 33 (42.31%) Greenfield Project
8 32 (41.03%) Web Services
9 31 (39.74%) Ethereum
10 30 (38.46%) OOP
10 30 (38.46%) J2SE
10 30 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
11 29 (37.18%) Computer Science
12 27 (34.62%) Bitcoin
13 24 (30.77%) Fintech
14 21 (26.92%) Smart Contracts
15 19 (24.36%) Artificial Intelligence
15 19 (24.36%) Machine Learning
16 18 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (23.08%) Management Information System
16 18 (23.08%) C++
16 18 (23.08%) Ripple
17 16 (20.51%) Financial Institution
18 15 (19.23%) PhD
18 15 (19.23%) Python
19 13 (16.67%) C
19 13 (16.67%) Node.js
19 13 (16.67%) Data Structures

Digital Currency
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 31 (39.74%) Ethereum
2 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 18 (23.08%) Ripple
2 2 (2.56%) Ripple XRP
Cloud Services
1 30 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.54%) Internet
2 1 (1.28%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (65.38%) Blockchain
2 7 (8.97%) Hadoop
3 5 (6.41%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.56%) Big Data
4 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) JIRA
2 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
General
1 53 (67.95%) Finance
2 16 (20.51%) Financial Institution
3 5 (6.41%) Banking
4 3 (3.85%) Advertising
5 2 (2.56%) French Language
5 2 (2.56%) Games
5 2 (2.56%) German Language
5 2 (2.56%) Italian Language
5 2 (2.56%) Polish Language
5 2 (2.56%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (2.56%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.56%) Turkish Language
6 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (35.90%) Developer
1 28 (35.90%) Software Engineer
2 23 (29.49%) Graduate
3 22 (28.21%) Java Developer
4 16 (20.51%) Blockchain Developer
5 12 (15.38%) Graduate Developer
5 12 (15.38%) Graduate Java Developer
6 10 (12.82%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 9 (11.54%) Blockchain Engineer
8 8 (10.26%) Blockchain Software Engineer
9 5 (6.41%) Development Manager
9 5 (6.41%) Senior Developer
9 5 (6.41%) Software Development Manager
9 5 (6.41%) Software Manager
10 4 (5.13%) Consultant
10 4 (5.13%) Integration Consultant
10 4 (5.13%) Product Manager
11 3 (3.85%) .NET Developer
11 3 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
12 2 (2.56%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (42.31%) J2EE
2 32 (41.03%) Web Services
3 30 (38.46%) J2SE
4 21 (26.92%) Smart Contracts
5 13 (16.67%) Node.js
6 5 (6.41%) Kafka
7 3 (3.85%) .NET
7 3 (3.85%) CSS
7 3 (3.85%) HTML
8 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.28%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.28%) React
9 1 (1.28%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (1.28%) Sidekiq
Miscellaneous
1 33 (42.31%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (37.18%) Computer Science
3 27 (34.62%) Bitcoin
4 24 (30.77%) Fintech
5 18 (23.08%) Management Information System
6 13 (16.67%) Algorithms
6 13 (16.67%) Data Structures
7 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (8.97%) Mobile Payment
8 6 (7.69%) Machine to Machine
9 5 (6.41%) Client/Server
9 5 (6.41%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (3.85%) User Experience
11 2 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
12 1 (1.28%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) Unix
2 5 (6.41%) Linux
3 2 (2.56%) Android
3 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (71.79%) Software Engineering
2 35 (44.87%) Cryptocurrency
2 35 (44.87%) SDLC
3 30 (38.46%) OOP
4 19 (24.36%) Artificial Intelligence
4 19 (24.36%) Machine Learning
5 18 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (14.10%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (12.82%) High Availability
8 6 (7.69%) Time Management
9 5 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.41%) IT Strategy
9 5 (6.41%) Multithreading
9 5 (6.41%) OO
9 5 (6.41%) Project Management
9 5 (6.41%) Secure Coding
9 5 (6.41%) Strategic Planning
9 5 (6.41%) Unit Testing
9 5 (6.41%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.13%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 40 (51.28%) Java
2 18 (23.08%) C++
3 15 (19.23%) Python
4 13 (16.67%) C
5 8 (10.26%) Solidity
6 5 (6.41%) Erlang
6 5 (6.41%) Go
6 5 (6.41%) SQL
7 4 (5.13%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.85%) Java 8
9 2 (2.56%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.56%) C#
9 2 (2.56%) F#
9 2 (2.56%) Haskell
9 2 (2.56%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (43.59%) Degree
2 15 (19.23%) PhD
3 7 (8.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (7.69%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) ISO 8583
2 2 (2.56%) QA
3 1 (1.28%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (6.41%) IBM
2 2 (2.56%) Tableau