Period
to 11 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Mathematics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Mathematics over the 6 months to 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Mathematics (Maths)
UK
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 143 153 116
Rank change year-on-year +10 -37 +8
Permanent jobs citing Mathematics 2,088 2,284 4,238
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.37% 2.30% 2.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 2.49% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,241 1,829 3,297
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £110,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -4.76%

Mathematics is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 81,686 91,596 135,406
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.69% 92.28% 92.35%
Number of salaries quoted 61,572 73,587 107,232
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,033 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £86,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Mathematics
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Mathematics as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Mathematics in the UK

Mathematics
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Mathematics.

Salary trend for Mathematics in the UK

Mathematics
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Mathematics over the 6 months to 11 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Mathematics in the UK

Mathematics
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mathematics within the UK over the 6 months to 11 May 2021. 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 +4 1,844 £52,500 - 571
UK excluding London +21 1,201 £47,500 +11.76% 413
London -24 730 £65,000 - 180
South East -17 369 £50,000 +25.00% 117
Work from Home +42 347 £51,250 +7.89% 89
North of England +90 253 £50,000 +36.73% 93
South West +18 190 £47,500 +5.56% 54
East of England +60 158 £35,000 -39.13% 56
Midlands -26 127 £45,000 +28.57% 71
Yorkshire +64 118 £55,000 +7.32% 36
North West +65 116 £38,000 +11.76% 48
West Midlands -22 94 £45,000 +32.35% 45
Scotland +1 69 £45,000 -10.00% 17
East Midlands -8 30 £32,750 -6.43% 26
North East -3 19 £45,000 +28.57% 9
Isle of Man - 16 - - 1
Wales +15 10 £49,000 +45.19% 4
Northern Ireland -6 10 £42,500 +6.25%

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, IT jobs citing Mathematics 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 Mathematics.

1 1,122 (53.74%) Degree
2 846 (40.52%) Computer Science
3 706 (33.81%) Python
4 685 (32.81%) Social Skills
5 669 (32.04%) SQL
6 502 (24.04%) Finance
7 468 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
7 468 (22.41%) Analytics
8 462 (22.13%) Problem-Solving
9 453 (21.70%) Physics
10 437 (20.93%) Software Engineering
11 431 (20.64%) Machine Learning
12 422 (20.21%) Analytical Skills
13 401 (19.20%) Statistics
14 373 (17.86%) C#
15 368 (17.62%) Data Science
16 330 (15.80%) Java
17 313 (14.99%) JavaScript
18 303 (14.51%) AWS
19 289 (13.84%) C
20 278 (13.31%) Azure
21 272 (13.03%) Microsoft
22 267 (12.79%) Artificial Intelligence
23 259 (12.40%) C++
24 257 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
24 257 (12.31%) Computer Science Degree
24 257 (12.31%) Algorithms
25 243 (11.64%) Numerate Degree
26 240 (11.49%) Visualisation
27 225 (10.78%) .NET

Mathematics
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
1 157 (7.52%) SAS
2 93 (4.45%) Apache Spark
3 26 (1.25%) MS Exchange
4 17 (0.81%) Apache
5 15 (0.72%) Confluence
5 15 (0.72%) SharePoint
6 11 (0.53%) OpenStack
6 11 (0.53%) WordPress
7 10 (0.48%) Apache Pig
7 10 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.43%) Jupyter
9 8 (0.38%) CMS
10 7 (0.34%) ArcGIS
11 5 (0.24%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
12 4 (0.19%) Jetty
12 4 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.14%) Ethereum
13 3 (0.14%) nginx
13 3 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 168 (8.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 85 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
3 56 (2.68%) Simulink
4 42 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 41 (1.96%) Stateflow
6 40 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
7 28 (1.34%) SPSS
8 21 (1.01%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.29%) Gephi
10 5 (0.24%) Stata
11 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
11 4 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.096%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.096%) Maya
13 1 (0.048%) EViews
13 1 (0.048%) GNU Octave
13 1 (0.048%) InDesign
13 1 (0.048%) MODO
13 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.048%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.43%) FINCAD Analytics
2 5 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.24%) Oracle Clinical
2 5 (0.24%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.14%) Shopify
4 2 (0.096%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.048%) Eikon
5 1 (0.048%) Orchestrade
5 1 (0.048%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.048%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 303 (14.51%) AWS
2 278 (13.31%) Azure
3 125 (5.99%) Power Platform
4 104 (4.98%) GCP
5 57 (2.73%) SaaS
6 49 (2.35%) Microsoft 365
7 39 (1.87%) GitHub
7 39 (1.87%) Serverless
8 27 (1.29%) Amazon S3
8 27 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 26 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
10 23 (1.10%) Google Analytics
11 22 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
12 19 (0.91%) Amazon Cognito
12 19 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
13 16 (0.77%) Amazon SageMaker
14 15 (0.72%) CloudFront
15 13 (0.62%) Azure Data Factory
16 10 (0.48%) AdWords
16 10 (0.48%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.53%) Internet
2 29 (1.39%) Firewall
3 23 (1.10%) Wireless
4 17 (0.81%) Ethernet
4 17 (0.81%) VPN
5 16 (0.77%) HTTP
6 14 (0.67%) Broadband
7 13 (0.62%) DNS
7 13 (0.62%) MPLS
8 12 (0.57%) Software-Defined Networking
8 12 (0.57%) Software-Defined Radio
8 12 (0.57%) TCP/IP
9 9 (0.43%) Skype
9 9 (0.43%) VoIP
10 8 (0.38%) SSL
10 8 (0.38%) WAN
11 7 (0.34%) BGP
11 7 (0.34%) OSPF
11 7 (0.34%) SMS
11 7 (0.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (10.54%) Big Data
2 178 (8.52%) SQL Server
3 177 (8.48%) NoSQL
4 155 (7.42%) Tableau
5 118 (5.65%) Power BI
6 93 (4.45%) Data Mining
7 73 (3.50%) Relational Database
8 69 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
9 50 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 47 (2.25%) Hadoop
11 42 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 34 (1.63%) MySQL
13 32 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 28 (1.34%) MongoDB
15 26 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
16 22 (1.05%) Looker
17 19 (0.91%) KDB
17 19 (0.91%) QlikView
18 16 (0.77%) Flink
18 16 (0.77%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 106 (5.08%) Git (software)
2 51 (2.44%) Selenium
3 43 (2.06%) JIRA
4 35 (1.68%) Jenkins
5 26 (1.25%) GitLab
5 26 (1.25%) Visual Studio
6 22 (1.05%) Cypress.io
7 16 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
8 15 (0.72%) webpack
9 14 (0.67%) git-flow
9 14 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
10 13 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (0.57%) Bitbucket
12 10 (0.48%) CircleCI
12 10 (0.48%) Gradle
12 10 (0.48%) Maven
12 10 (0.48%) Subversion
13 9 (0.43%) NUnit
14 7 (0.34%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.34%) JUnit
General
1 685 (32.81%) Social Skills
2 502 (24.04%) Finance
3 422 (20.21%) Analytical Skills
4 174 (8.33%) Marketing
5 146 (6.99%) Pharmaceutical
6 119 (5.70%) Games
7 81 (3.88%) Electronics
8 75 (3.59%) Banking
9 73 (3.50%) Presentation Skills
10 70 (3.35%) Law
11 65 (3.11%) Front Office
11 65 (3.11%) Legal
12 60 (2.87%) Retail
13 52 (2.49%) Advertising
14 46 (2.20%) Aerospace
14 46 (2.20%) Manufacturing
15 40 (1.92%) Organisational Skills
16 37 (1.77%) Financial Institution
17 31 (1.48%) Investment Banking
18 30 (1.44%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 487 (23.32%) Developer
2 317 (15.18%) Analyst
3 274 (13.12%) Software Engineer
4 170 (8.14%) Data Scientist
5 122 (5.84%) Software Developer
6 120 (5.75%) Programmer
7 107 (5.12%) Data Analyst
8 104 (4.98%) Graduate
9 80 (3.83%) .NET Developer
9 80 (3.83%) Java Developer
10 77 (3.69%) Senior Developer
11 75 (3.59%) Statistical Programmer
12 74 (3.54%) C# Developer
13 67 (3.21%) Data Engineer
14 66 (3.16%) IT Support
15 60 (2.87%) Junior
16 54 (2.59%) Senior Analyst
17 48 (2.30%) Senior Programmer
18 47 (2.25%) Senior Data Scientist
19 46 (2.20%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (10.78%) .NET
2 154 (7.38%) Node.js
3 136 (6.51%) React
4 119 (5.70%) AngularJS
5 115 (5.51%) HTML
6 109 (5.22%) CSS
7 91 (4.36%) TensorFlow
8 85 (4.07%) .NET Core
9 80 (3.83%) REST
10 59 (2.83%) Vue.js
11 57 (2.73%) Kafka
12 56 (2.68%) Web Services
13 55 (2.63%) PyTorch
14 48 (2.30%) .NET Framework
15 39 (1.87%) HTML5
16 38 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
16 38 (1.82%) Spring
17 35 (1.68%) XML
18 30 (1.44%) Spring Boot
19 29 (1.39%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 257 (12.31%) Algorithms
2 106 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
3 102 (4.89%) Management Information System
4 82 (3.93%) Greenfield Project
5 69 (3.30%) Life Science
6 50 (2.39%) Data Structures
7 48 (2.30%) Hedge funds
7 48 (2.30%) User Experience
8 47 (2.25%) Equities
8 47 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 38 (1.82%) Robotics
10 31 (1.48%) Derivative
11 29 (1.39%) Data Centre
11 29 (1.39%) Fixed Income
12 26 (1.25%) Cyberattack
12 26 (1.25%) Smartphone
13 25 (1.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 24 (1.15%) Analytical Mindset
14 24 (1.15%) Market Risk
15 22 (1.05%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 132 (6.32%) Linux
2 104 (4.98%) Windows
3 31 (1.48%) Unix
4 30 (1.44%) Android
4 30 (1.44%) Apple iOS
5 23 (1.10%) Windows Server
6 15 (0.72%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.43%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.34%) VxWorks
9 7 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.24%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.19%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.14%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.096%) CentOS
13 2 (0.096%) Debian
13 2 (0.096%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.096%) VMS
13 2 (0.096%) Windows Server 2016
14 1 (0.048%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 846 (40.52%) Computer Science
2 468 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
2 468 (22.41%) Analytics
3 462 (22.13%) Problem-Solving
4 453 (21.70%) Physics
5 437 (20.93%) Software Engineering
6 431 (20.64%) Machine Learning
7 401 (19.20%) Statistics
8 368 (17.62%) Data Science
9 267 (12.79%) Artificial Intelligence
10 257 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
11 240 (11.49%) Visualisation
12 205 (9.82%) Mentoring
13 163 (7.81%) Project Management
14 160 (7.66%) Validation
15 153 (7.33%) Data Analysis
16 148 (7.09%) DevOps
17 139 (6.66%) Data Visualisation
17 139 (6.66%) Decision-Making
18 124 (5.94%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 706 (33.81%) Python
2 669 (32.04%) SQL
3 373 (17.86%) C#
4 330 (15.80%) Java
5 313 (14.99%) JavaScript
6 289 (13.84%) C
7 259 (12.40%) C++
8 214 (10.25%) R
9 122 (5.84%) MATLAB
10 95 (4.55%) TypeScript
11 47 (2.25%) Scala
12 33 (1.58%) T-SQL
13 30 (1.44%) Java 8
14 22 (1.05%) F#
14 22 (1.05%) Perl
14 22 (1.05%) VBA
15 21 (1.01%) Bash Shell
16 19 (0.91%) Fortran
17 18 (0.86%) PHP
17 18 (0.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1,122 (53.74%) Degree
2 257 (12.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 243 (11.64%) Numerate Degree
4 210 (10.06%) PhD
5 96 (4.60%) Security Cleared
6 94 (4.50%) Master's Degree
7 63 (3.02%) SC Cleared
8 29 (1.39%) DV Cleared
9 22 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (0.72%) CCNA
10 15 (0.72%) CEH
10 15 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (0.72%) CISSP
11 14 (0.67%) CompTIA Security+
12 11 (0.53%) Chartered Engineer
13 9 (0.43%) CESG Certified Professional
13 9 (0.43%) CISM
13 9 (0.43%) CISMP
13 9 (0.43%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.38%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (9.87%) QA
2 67 (3.21%) CDISC
3 58 (2.78%) Data Quality
4 37 (1.77%) GDPR
5 32 (1.53%) SLA
6 18 (0.86%) Good Clinical Practice
7 14 (0.67%) Actionable Recommendations
8 11 (0.53%) Basel II
9 9 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
9 9 (0.43%) EMIR
9 9 (0.43%) MiFID
10 8 (0.38%) CRD IV
10 8 (0.38%) GxP
10 8 (0.38%) PMO
11 7 (0.34%) OASIS TOSCA
12 6 (0.29%) IEC 61508
12 6 (0.29%) ISO 26262
12 6 (0.29%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.19%) IFRS
13 4 (0.19%) MISRA C
System Software
1 187 (8.96%) Docker
2 25 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.57%) KVM
5 11 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.38%) Firmware
7 6 (0.29%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.19%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.048%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.048%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.048%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 179 (8.57%) Kubernetes
2 37 (1.77%) Terraform
3 19 (0.91%) Ansible
4 18 (0.86%) Puppet
5 16 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.29%) Kibana
6 6 (0.29%) Oozie
7 5 (0.24%) SCCM
7 5 (0.24%) Sonobuoy
8 4 (0.19%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.19%) Istio
9 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.096%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.096%) Grafana
10 2 (0.096%) Graphite
10 2 (0.096%) Graylog
10 2 (0.096%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.096%) Nessus
10 2 (0.096%) Nmap
10 2 (0.096%) WSUS
Vendors
1 272 (13.03%) Microsoft
2 120 (5.75%) Google
3 53 (2.54%) Databricks
4 38 (1.82%) Oracle
5 31 (1.48%) SAP
6 27 (1.29%) Cisco
7 25 (1.20%) VMware
8 23 (1.10%) Facebook
9 20 (0.96%) Blue Prism
10 16 (0.77%) Alteryx
11 14 (0.67%) Instagram
12 12 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (0.57%) YouTube
13 11 (0.53%) Apple
14 9 (0.43%) App Annie
14 9 (0.43%) Atlassian
15 8 (0.38%) Agilent
15 8 (0.38%) Cloudera
15 8 (0.38%) Kenshoo
15 8 (0.38%) Marin