Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Mathematics (Maths)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 118 103
Rank change year-on-year +6 -15 +29
Permanent jobs citing Mathematics 4,905 4,695 5,767
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.83% 2.64% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 2.95% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4,104 3,854 4,708
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +3.90%

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 155,665 159,222 182,616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.88% 89.52% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 124,813 131,637 151,385
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,786 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.49% +2.71% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Mathematics
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Mathematics in the UK

Mathematics
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Mathematics in the UK

Mathematics
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Mathematics over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Mathematics in the UK

Mathematics
Top 16 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 17 January 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 +3 4,714 £50,000 +5.26% 1,097
UK excluding London +22 2,748 £40,000 +3.90% 727
London -7 2,126 £62,500 - 424
East of England +26 935 £47,500 +11.76% 174
South East +17 839 £43,750 +16.67% 176
North of England -42 282 £40,000 - 155
Midlands +7 271 £32,500 -9.72% 111
South West -25 263 £32,500 -23.53% 57
West Midlands +29 188 £32,500 +8.33% 74
North West -7 183 £40,000 +6.67% 97
Scotland +20 129 £38,500 -9.41% 38
Yorkshire -31 83 £30,000 -25.00% 46
East Midlands -13 82 £32,500 -18.75% 35
Wales -7 26 £24,250 -19.17% 13
North East -38 16 £40,000 -5.88% 12
Northern Ireland -18 6 £34,000 -9.33% 2

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing Mathematics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Mathematics.

1 2,763 (56.33%) Degree
2 2,677 (54.58%) Computer Science
3 1,665 (33.94%) Python
4 1,623 (33.09%) SQL
5 1,386 (28.26%) C++
6 1,366 (27.85%) Finance
7 1,346 (27.44%) Physics
8 1,285 (26.20%) C#
9 1,268 (25.85%) Java
10 1,226 (24.99%) Software Engineering
11 1,105 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
12 933 (19.02%) Analytical Skills
13 916 (18.67%) Analytics
14 847 (17.27%) JavaScript
15 822 (16.76%) Algorithms
16 806 (16.43%) Linux
17 788 (16.07%) Machine Learning
18 771 (15.72%) .NET
19 761 (15.51%) Statistics
20 711 (14.50%) Computer Science Degree
21 673 (13.72%) PhD
22 645 (13.15%) C
23 614 (12.52%) SQL Server
24 603 (12.29%) OO
25 580 (11.82%) R
26 569 (11.60%) Microsoft
27 529 (10.78%) HTML
28 508 (10.36%) Big Data
29 501 (10.21%) Numerate Degree
30 470 (9.58%) Windows

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
1 266 (5.42%) SAS
2 241 (4.91%) Apache Spark
3 81 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
4 58 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 48 (0.98%) Apache Pig
6 45 (0.92%) Apache
6 45 (0.92%) OpenStack
7 36 (0.73%) CMS
8 34 (0.69%) MS Exchange
9 22 (0.45%) Ethereum
9 22 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
10 21 (0.43%) Hyperledger
10 21 (0.43%) Umbraco
11 16 (0.33%) eris
11 16 (0.33%) Skype for Business
12 15 (0.31%) IIS
13 14 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
14 13 (0.27%) JBoss
15 11 (0.22%) Confluence
15 11 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 343 (6.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 126 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
3 93 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 66 (1.35%) SPSS
5 43 (0.88%) MS Visio
6 39 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.37%) Simulink
8 15 (0.31%) Mathematica
8 15 (0.31%) S-PLUS
8 15 (0.31%) Stata
9 13 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
10 11 (0.22%) GNU Octave
11 7 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.12%) UXPin
13 5 (0.10%) Chatbot
13 5 (0.10%) Photoshop
13 5 (0.10%) Weka
14 4 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
14 4 (0.082%) Doxygen
14 4 (0.082%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (0.33%) MultiChain
2 10 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.12%) Eikon
5 6 (0.12%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.10%) WebTrends
7 4 (0.082%) Actimize
7 4 (0.082%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (0.082%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.082%) Relativity
7 4 (0.082%) ReMetrica
7 4 (0.082%) Ringtail
8 3 (0.061%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.061%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.061%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.061%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (0.061%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.061%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 294 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
2 237 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (1.71%) SaaS
4 65 (1.33%) Google Analytics
5 63 (1.28%) GitHub
6 55 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 53 (1.08%) Adobe Analytics
8 44 (0.90%) Amazon S3
9 33 (0.67%) AdWords
10 31 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
11 28 (0.57%) PaaS
12 27 (0.55%) Azure Machine Learning
13 25 (0.51%) Office 365
14 18 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
15 13 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 12 (0.24%) Google Compute Engine
17 11 (0.22%) Amazon Kinesis
18 10 (0.20%) Google App Engine
19 9 (0.18%) npm
20 6 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 143 (2.92%) TCP/IP
2 61 (1.24%) Wireless
3 53 (1.08%) Internet
4 47 (0.96%) HTTP
5 38 (0.77%) Firewall
6 35 (0.71%) WAN
7 31 (0.63%) LAN
8 29 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
9 25 (0.51%) DNS
10 23 (0.47%) DHCP
10 23 (0.47%) SAN
11 21 (0.43%) BGP
11 21 (0.43%) MPLS
12 18 (0.37%) Ethernet
12 18 (0.37%) VPN
13 17 (0.35%) SNMP
14 16 (0.33%) EIGRP
15 14 (0.29%) Cisco IOS
15 14 (0.29%) VLAN
16 13 (0.27%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 614 (12.52%) SQL Server
2 508 (10.36%) Big Data
3 315 (6.42%) NoSQL
4 292 (5.95%) Hadoop
5 225 (4.59%) Relational Database
6 173 (3.53%) MongoDB
7 150 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
8 145 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 138 (2.81%) MySQL
10 137 (2.79%) Data Mining
11 131 (2.67%) Power BI
12 119 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
13 107 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 86 (1.75%) Apache Hive
15 79 (1.61%) QlikView
16 75 (1.53%) RDBMS
17 62 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
18 59 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 58 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
19 58 (1.18%) HBase
Development Applications
1 319 (6.50%) Git (software)
2 223 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 153 (3.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 103 (2.10%) Subversion
5 101 (2.06%) Selenium
6 80 (1.63%) NUnit
7 75 (1.53%) JIRA
8 66 (1.35%) Jenkins
9 63 (1.28%) JUnit
10 62 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 35 (0.71%) TeamCity
12 32 (0.65%) RStudio
13 31 (0.63%) Moq
13 31 (0.63%) WebDriver
14 28 (0.57%) Grunt
14 28 (0.57%) Mercurial
15 24 (0.49%) Eclipse
16 23 (0.47%) Maven
16 23 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 21 (0.43%) Jasmine
General
1 1,366 (27.85%) Finance
2 314 (6.40%) Banking
3 238 (4.85%) Front Office
4 234 (4.77%) Marketing
5 228 (4.65%) Games
6 209 (4.26%) Electronics
7 143 (2.92%) Retail
8 134 (2.73%) Investment Banking
9 118 (2.41%) Telecoms
10 77 (1.57%) Automotive
11 72 (1.47%) Legal
12 66 (1.35%) Advertising
13 52 (1.06%) Financial Institution
14 44 (0.90%) Aerospace
14 44 (0.90%) Publishing
14 44 (0.90%) Retail Banking
15 41 (0.84%) Manufacturing
16 33 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
17 31 (0.63%) Law
18 17 (0.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,832 (37.35%) Developer
2 821 (16.74%) Analyst
3 721 (14.70%) Software Engineer
4 553 (11.27%) Graduate
5 428 (8.73%) Software Developer
6 418 (8.52%) C# Developer
7 394 (8.03%) Data Scientist
8 338 (6.89%) Junior
9 317 (6.46%) Java Developer
10 316 (6.44%) Senior Developer
11 312 (6.36%) C++ Software Engineer
12 287 (5.85%) .NET Developer
13 245 (4.99%) C++ Developer
14 227 (4.63%) Graduate Developer
15 212 (4.32%) Data Analyst
16 203 (4.14%) Junior Developer
17 195 (3.98%) Graduate Software Engineer
18 187 (3.81%) C# .NET Developer
19 169 (3.45%) Python Developer
20 147 (3.00%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 771 (15.72%) .NET
2 529 (10.78%) HTML
3 403 (8.22%) CSS
4 327 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 307 (6.26%) ASP.NET
6 243 (4.95%) Web Services
7 203 (4.14%) HTML5
8 196 (4.00%) RESTful
9 165 (3.36%) Node.js
10 162 (3.30%) jQuery
11 159 (3.24%) React
12 157 (3.20%) WPF
13 143 (2.92%) XML
14 134 (2.73%) REST
15 133 (2.71%) .NET Framework
16 131 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
17 126 (2.57%) OpenGL
18 109 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
19 104 (2.12%) Spring
20 103 (2.10%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 2,677 (54.58%) Computer Science
2 933 (19.02%) Analytical Skills
3 822 (16.76%) Algorithms
4 221 (4.51%) Fintech
5 206 (4.20%) Greenfield Project
6 166 (3.38%) Hedge funds
7 152 (3.10%) User Experience
8 137 (2.79%) Management Information System
9 136 (2.77%) Data Structures
10 134 (2.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 122 (2.49%) Equities
12 99 (2.02%) Derivative
13 85 (1.73%) Robotics
14 84 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
15 81 (1.65%) Fixed Income
16 72 (1.47%) Market Risk
17 68 (1.39%) Client/Server
17 68 (1.39%) CUDA
18 65 (1.33%) Credit Risk
19 64 (1.30%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 806 (16.43%) Linux
2 470 (9.58%) Windows
3 225 (4.59%) Unix
4 96 (1.96%) Android
5 65 (1.33%) Apple iOS
6 38 (0.77%) Windows 7
7 34 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
8 28 (0.57%) Windows Server
9 26 (0.53%) Ubuntu
9 26 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (0.47%) Windows 10
10 23 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (0.45%) Debian
12 20 (0.41%) CoreOS
13 19 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (0.27%) CentOS
14 13 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 13 (0.27%) Windows XP
15 10 (0.20%) AIX
15 10 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,346 (27.44%) Physics
2 1,226 (24.99%) Software Engineering
3 1,105 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
4 916 (18.67%) Analytics
5 788 (16.07%) Machine Learning
6 761 (15.51%) Statistics
7 603 (12.29%) OO
8 425 (8.66%) Business Intelligence
9 389 (7.93%) Data Analysis
10 375 (7.65%) Scrum
11 337 (6.87%) SDLC
11 337 (6.87%) Visualisation
12 322 (6.56%) MVC
13 285 (5.81%) Test Automation
14 283 (5.77%) OOP
15 281 (5.73%) TDD
16 274 (5.59%) Multithreading
17 260 (5.30%) Data Analytics
18 255 (5.20%) Economics
19 248 (5.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1,665 (33.94%) Python
2 1,623 (33.09%) SQL
3 1,386 (28.26%) C++
4 1,285 (26.20%) C#
5 1,268 (25.85%) Java
6 847 (17.27%) JavaScript
7 645 (13.15%) C
8 580 (11.82%) R
9 441 (8.99%) MATLAB
10 234 (4.77%) Scala
11 151 (3.08%) VBA
12 146 (2.98%) T-SQL
13 134 (2.73%) PHP
14 107 (2.18%) Perl
15 94 (1.92%) Ruby
16 74 (1.51%) Julia
17 69 (1.41%) Embedded C
18 66 (1.35%) F#
19 65 (1.33%) Bash Shell
20 62 (1.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2,763 (56.33%) Degree
2 711 (14.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 673 (13.72%) PhD
4 501 (10.21%) Numerate Degree
5 154 (3.14%) Master's Degree
6 101 (2.06%) Security Cleared
7 57 (1.16%) SC Cleared
8 45 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
9 43 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 33 (0.67%) ISEB
11 27 (0.55%) Postgraduate
12 22 (0.45%) CCNA
13 20 (0.41%) ISTQB
14 19 (0.39%) CCNP
15 16 (0.33%) MCP
15 16 (0.33%) MCSE
16 15 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 14 (0.29%) HNC
18 11 (0.22%) DV Cleared
19 10 (0.20%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 252 (5.14%) QA
2 58 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 37 (0.75%) SLA
4 20 (0.41%) GCP
5 19 (0.39%) MiFID
6 15 (0.31%) EMIR
6 15 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 11 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
9 10 (0.20%) PMO
10 9 (0.18%) PCI DSS
11 8 (0.16%) GDPR
12 7 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
12 7 (0.14%) Basel III
13 6 (0.12%) ISO 13485
13 6 (0.12%) WCAG
14 5 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 4 (0.082%) ECSS
15 4 (0.082%) FATCA
16 3 (0.061%) DO-178B
System Software
1 118 (2.41%) Docker
2 72 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 33 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (0.59%) Firmware
5 21 (0.43%) Ceph
6 20 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.29%) HDFS
8 9 (0.18%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.082%) GlusterFS
10 4 (0.082%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.082%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.061%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.061%) XenApp
12 2 (0.041%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.041%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.041%) Xen
13 1 (0.020%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.020%) iptables
13 1 (0.020%) Snort
Systems Management
1 59 (1.20%) Puppet
2 54 (1.10%) Kubernetes
3 47 (0.96%) Ansible
4 38 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (0.53%) Salt
6 22 (0.45%) Consul
7 18 (0.37%) Graphite
8 16 (0.33%) Nagios
9 14 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 10 (0.20%) Terraform
11 7 (0.14%) Grafana
11 7 (0.14%) Oozie
11 7 (0.14%) SCCM
11 7 (0.14%) SolarWinds Orion
12 6 (0.12%) Cobbler
12 6 (0.12%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.10%) AirWatch
13 5 (0.10%) Cisco Prime
13 5 (0.10%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 569 (11.60%) Microsoft
2 240 (4.89%) Tableau
3 217 (4.42%) Oracle
4 180 (3.67%) Google
5 67 (1.37%) Adobe
6 48 (0.98%) VMware
7 46 (0.94%) IBM
8 44 (0.90%) Twitter
9 38 (0.77%) Facebook
10 37 (0.75%) Cisco
11 31 (0.63%) Omniture
12 29 (0.59%) SAP
13 28 (0.57%) Splunk
14 22 (0.45%) Apple
15 21 (0.43%) Sybase
16 19 (0.39%) Citrix
17 17 (0.35%) Bloomberg
17 17 (0.35%) NetApp
18 16 (0.33%) Monax
18 16 (0.33%) Red Hat