Period
to 20 October 2019

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 20 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Mathematics (Maths)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 141 106 129
Rank change year-on-year -35 +23 +2
Permanent jobs citing Mathematics 3,368 4,863 4,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.48% 2.97% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 3.24% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2,643 3,971 3,853
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £25,016
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,591
% change year-on-year -5.88% +10.13% +2.91%

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 125,339 150,104 160,996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.13% 91.82% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 98,593 119,437 127,009
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,125
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 20 October 2019.

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 20 October 2019. 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 -36 3,147 £51,147 -2.58% 907
UK excluding London -25 1,856 £40,000 -5.88% 702
London -26 1,467 £67,500 +3.85% 254
South East -1 800 £40,000 -11.11% 185
South West -14 269 £42,500 +4.94% 86
North of England -9 259 £40,500 -3.57% 160
East of England -53 212 £45,000 +2.58% 141
North West +40 177 £50,000 +5.26% 80
Scotland +21 169 £45,000 +12.50% 41
Midlands -39 154 £33,000 -12.00% 81
West Midlands -9 130 £33,000 -12.00% 51
Yorkshire -51 66 £24,750 -34.00% 53
East Midlands -39 23 £30,750 -18.00% 27
North East +15 16 £36,000 -20.00% 27
Wales -5 10 £38,250 +53.00% 7
Northern Ireland -21 2 £45,000 +47.54% 2

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, 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 1,920 (57.01%) Degree
2 1,729 (51.34%) Computer Science
3 1,243 (36.91%) Python
4 928 (27.55%) SQL
5 902 (26.78%) Finance
6 853 (25.33%) Physics
7 822 (24.41%) C#
8 817 (24.26%) Software Engineering
9 754 (22.39%) C++
10 748 (22.21%) Agile Software Development
11 734 (21.79%) Analytical Skills
12 663 (19.69%) Data Science
13 650 (19.30%) Java
14 633 (18.79%) Machine Learning
15 626 (18.59%) Algorithms
16 590 (17.52%) Problem-Solving
17 586 (17.40%) JavaScript
18 537 (15.94%) Analytics
19 528 (15.68%) R
20 508 (15.08%) .NET
21 496 (14.73%) Computer Science Degree
22 473 (14.04%) Linux
23 444 (13.18%) Statistics
24 434 (12.89%) C
25 421 (12.50%) SQL Server
26 391 (11.61%) HTML
27 360 (10.69%) Microsoft
28 351 (10.42%) Azure
29 348 (10.33%) Numerate Degree
30 346 (10.27%) PhD

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
1 203 (6.03%) Apache Spark
2 94 (2.79%) SAS
3 48 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
4 36 (1.07%) Smallworld
5 31 (0.92%) Apache
6 30 (0.89%) nginx
7 21 (0.62%) Apache Pig
8 17 (0.50%) IIS
9 15 (0.45%) Confluence
10 13 (0.39%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.33%) Kinematics
11 11 (0.33%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.27%) Jupyter
13 8 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.21%) ArcGIS
15 6 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.18%) CMS
15 6 (0.18%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.15%) JCAPS
16 5 (0.15%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 162 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 107 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (1.16%) Simulink
4 33 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 31 (0.92%) SPSS
6 15 (0.45%) MS Visio
7 14 (0.42%) Mathematica
8 10 (0.30%) Acrobat
8 10 (0.30%) Adobe Captivate
8 10 (0.30%) FrameMaker
8 10 (0.30%) GNU Octave
8 10 (0.30%) Stata
9 8 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.21%) Gephi
11 5 (0.15%) EViews
12 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
12 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
13 3 (0.089%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.089%) MicroStation
13 3 (0.089%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 6 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.15%) Maximo
3 4 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 4 (0.12%) Summit
4 3 (0.089%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.059%) Advent Geneva
5 2 (0.059%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.059%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.059%) RMDS
5 2 (0.059%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.059%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.059%) Tradar
6 1 (0.030%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.030%) FastStats
6 1 (0.030%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.030%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.030%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.030%) Orchestrade
6 1 (0.030%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 351 (10.42%) Azure
2 286 (8.49%) AWS
3 103 (3.06%) GCP
4 100 (2.97%) Power Platform
5 59 (1.75%) SaaS
6 48 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (0.68%) Google Analytics
7 23 (0.68%) Serverless
8 20 (0.59%) PaaS
9 18 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 17 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
11 16 (0.48%) Amazon S3
11 16 (0.48%) GitHub
12 15 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
12 15 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 15 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
12 15 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 14 (0.42%) Amazon ECS
14 11 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 72 (2.14%) Firewall
2 59 (1.75%) Internet
3 36 (1.07%) Wireless
4 31 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 26 (0.77%) Broadband
6 25 (0.74%) DNS
6 25 (0.74%) SSL
7 24 (0.71%) LAN
8 19 (0.56%) DHCP
9 18 (0.53%) Ethernet
10 16 (0.48%) MPLS
10 16 (0.48%) SAN
10 16 (0.48%) VPN
10 16 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (0.45%) Network Security
11 15 (0.45%) WAN
12 12 (0.36%) 3G
12 12 (0.36%) 4G
12 12 (0.36%) HTTP
13 11 (0.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 421 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 303 (9.00%) Big Data
3 195 (5.79%) Hadoop
4 126 (3.74%) Relational Database
5 116 (3.44%) Data Mining
5 116 (3.44%) MySQL
6 112 (3.33%) NoSQL
7 110 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
8 103 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
9 99 (2.94%) Power BI
10 91 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 89 (2.64%) Apache Hive
12 77 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 57 (1.69%) MongoDB
14 56 (1.66%) Data Lake
15 54 (1.60%) Impala
16 52 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 50 (1.48%) GIS
18 29 (0.86%) Oracle Database
19 27 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 309 (9.17%) Git (software)
2 145 (4.31%) JIRA
3 101 (3.00%) Jenkins
4 100 (2.97%) Selenium
5 73 (2.17%) Visual Studio
6 65 (1.93%) Subversion
7 50 (1.48%) Bitbucket
8 46 (1.37%) Mocha
9 44 (1.31%) Bitbucket Server
10 40 (1.19%) git-flow
10 40 (1.19%) Protractor
11 36 (1.07%) Jasmine
12 33 (0.98%) Karma Test Runner
12 33 (0.98%) Sinon.JS
12 33 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
13 31 (0.92%) SpecFlow
14 30 (0.89%) Eclipse
15 29 (0.86%) webpack
16 25 (0.74%) NUnit
17 23 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 902 (26.78%) Finance
2 307 (9.12%) Banking
3 228 (6.77%) Marketing
4 165 (4.90%) Games
5 135 (4.01%) Telecoms
6 134 (3.98%) Electronics
7 118 (3.50%) Retail
8 112 (3.33%) Front Office
9 100 (2.97%) Manufacturing
10 85 (2.52%) Public Sector
11 54 (1.60%) Military
12 53 (1.57%) Investment Banking
13 52 (1.54%) Aerospace
14 40 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
15 30 (0.89%) Financial Institution
16 29 (0.86%) Publishing
17 28 (0.83%) Automotive
18 26 (0.77%) Law
19 24 (0.71%) Legal
20 23 (0.68%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,068 (31.71%) Developer
2 440 (13.06%) Software Engineer
3 368 (10.93%) Data Scientist
3 368 (10.93%) Graduate
4 367 (10.90%) Analyst
5 309 (9.17%) Junior
6 207 (6.15%) Senior Developer
7 204 (6.06%) C# Developer
8 168 (4.99%) Java Developer
9 158 (4.69%) Software Developer
10 148 (4.39%) Junior Developer
11 144 (4.28%) Graduate Developer
12 140 (4.16%) Python Developer
13 123 (3.65%) C++ Developer
14 113 (3.36%) C++ Software Engineer
15 111 (3.30%) Data Analyst
16 110 (3.27%) Consultant
16 110 (3.27%) SQL Developer
17 98 (2.91%) Senior Data Scientist
18 97 (2.88%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 508 (15.08%) .NET
2 391 (11.61%) HTML
3 298 (8.85%) CSS
4 245 (7.27%) AngularJS
5 171 (5.08%) React
6 166 (4.93%) HTML5
7 163 (4.84%) Web Services
8 155 (4.60%) .NET Core
9 149 (4.42%) REST
10 118 (3.50%) TensorFlow
11 116 (3.44%) ASP.NET
12 101 (3.00%) jQuery
13 86 (2.55%) Spring
14 83 (2.46%) Node.js
15 80 (2.38%) WPF
16 78 (2.32%) Natural Language Processing
16 78 (2.32%) NumPy
17 77 (2.29%) scikit-learn
18 76 (2.26%) CSS3
19 74 (2.20%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 734 (21.79%) Analytical Skills
2 626 (18.59%) Algorithms
3 251 (7.45%) Hedge funds
4 183 (5.43%) Data Structures
5 172 (5.11%) User Experience
6 143 (4.25%) Greenfield Project
7 121 (3.59%) Robotics
8 120 (3.56%) Driving Licence
9 111 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
10 101 (3.00%) Management Information System
11 95 (2.82%) Derivative
12 93 (2.76%) Fixed Income
13 56 (1.66%) Analytical Mindset
14 50 (1.48%) Credit Risk
15 49 (1.45%) Life Science
16 45 (1.34%) Mobile App
17 44 (1.31%) Online Gambling
18 43 (1.28%) Cyber Kill Chain
19 37 (1.10%) CUDA
20 35 (1.04%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 473 (14.04%) Linux
2 306 (9.09%) Windows
3 107 (3.18%) Unix
4 63 (1.87%) Android
5 41 (1.22%) Debian
5 41 (1.22%) Windows Server
6 36 (1.07%) Apple iOS
7 25 (0.74%) CentOS
8 17 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.30%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.27%) Solaris
12 9 (0.27%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.24%) AIX
13 8 (0.24%) HPUX
14 6 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.15%) VxWorks
16 4 (0.12%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,729 (51.34%) Computer Science
2 853 (25.33%) Physics
3 817 (24.26%) Software Engineering
4 748 (22.21%) Agile Software Development
5 663 (19.69%) Data Science
6 633 (18.79%) Machine Learning
7 590 (17.52%) Problem-Solving
8 537 (15.94%) Analytics
9 444 (13.18%) Statistics
10 337 (10.01%) Data Analysis
11 333 (9.89%) OO
12 317 (9.41%) Fintech
13 299 (8.88%) Visualisation
14 278 (8.25%) Artificial Intelligence
15 277 (8.22%) DevOps
16 264 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
17 212 (6.29%) Project Management
18 211 (6.26%) Mentoring
19 209 (6.21%) Deep Learning
20 198 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1,243 (36.91%) Python
2 928 (27.55%) SQL
3 822 (24.41%) C#
4 754 (22.39%) C++
5 650 (19.30%) Java
6 586 (17.40%) JavaScript
7 528 (15.68%) R
8 434 (12.89%) C
9 263 (7.81%) MATLAB
10 178 (5.29%) Scala
11 103 (3.06%) Bash Shell
12 98 (2.91%) T-SQL
13 95 (2.82%) PHP
14 88 (2.61%) Perl
15 70 (2.08%) PowerShell
16 61 (1.81%) TypeScript
16 61 (1.81%) VBA
17 58 (1.72%) Go
18 33 (0.98%) VB
19 30 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,920 (57.01%) Degree
2 496 (14.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 348 (10.33%) Numerate Degree
4 346 (10.27%) PhD
5 146 (4.33%) Security Cleared
6 125 (3.71%) Master's Degree
7 74 (2.20%) SC Cleared
8 53 (1.57%) DV Cleared
9 30 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (0.56%) Postgraduate
11 18 (0.53%) CCNA
11 18 (0.53%) CFA
12 16 (0.48%) CCNP
13 14 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
14 13 (0.39%) OCP
15 11 (0.33%) RHCE
16 10 (0.30%) DBS Check
16 10 (0.30%) MBA
17 8 (0.24%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (2.94%) QA
2 83 (2.46%) Data Quality
3 32 (0.95%) SLA
4 11 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 11 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.30%) GDPR
5 10 (0.30%) IEC 61131
6 9 (0.27%) CRD IV
6 9 (0.27%) DICOM
7 8 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
7 8 (0.24%) EMIR
7 8 (0.24%) MiFID
8 6 (0.18%) GLP
8 6 (0.18%) GMP
8 6 (0.18%) IFRS
8 6 (0.18%) IFRS 9
8 6 (0.18%) ISO 13485
8 6 (0.18%) PMO
9 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.12%) WAI
System Software
1 192 (5.70%) Docker
2 48 (1.43%) Apache Flume
3 31 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (0.86%) Firmware
5 26 (0.77%) Active Directory
6 25 (0.74%) Hyper-V
7 16 (0.48%) HDFS
8 7 (0.21%) GlusterFS
8 7 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (0.18%) vSphere
10 5 (0.15%) XenApp
11 3 (0.089%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.089%) Xen
12 2 (0.059%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.059%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.030%) BIND 9
13 1 (0.030%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.030%) Samba
13 1 (0.030%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.030%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 145 (4.31%) Kubernetes
2 81 (2.40%) Terraform
3 71 (2.11%) Puppet
4 69 (2.05%) Ansible
5 47 (1.40%) Oozie
5 47 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (1.04%) SQL Sentry
7 32 (0.95%) Salt
8 25 (0.74%) Consul
9 23 (0.68%) Nagios
10 19 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
11 17 (0.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 16 (0.48%) Packer
13 15 (0.45%) Mesos
14 14 (0.42%) NetBackup
15 12 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
15 12 (0.36%) Kibana
16 9 (0.27%) Grafana
16 9 (0.27%) Graphite
16 9 (0.27%) Opsview
Vendors
1 360 (10.69%) Microsoft
2 166 (4.93%) Oracle
3 135 (4.01%) Google
4 117 (3.47%) Tableau
5 64 (1.90%) SAP
6 49 (1.45%) Splunk
7 48 (1.43%) VMware
8 39 (1.16%) Cisco
9 30 (0.89%) BT
9 30 (0.89%) Openreach
9 30 (0.89%) Red Hat
10 25 (0.74%) Adobe
11 19 (0.56%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 18 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (0.45%) SolarWinds
14 14 (0.42%) Juniper
15 13 (0.39%) Apple
15 13 (0.39%) Cloudera
16 12 (0.36%) Alteryx
16 12 (0.36%) Palo Alto