Period
to 23 September 2020

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 23 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Mathematics (Maths)
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 142 108
Rank change year-on-year +18 -34 +24
Permanent jobs citing Mathematics 1,249 3,551 4,870
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.53% 2.54% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 2.75% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,104 2,837 3,983
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,915 £25,300
90th Percentile £110,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +12.00%

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 45,744 129,089 151,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.54% 92.20% 91.87%
Number of salaries quoted 37,182 101,360 120,890
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,000 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 23 September 2020.

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 23 September 2020. 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 +13 1,161 £55,000 +10.00% 423
London +11 611 £75,000 +15.38% 135
UK excluding London -19 602 £45,000 +12.50% 315
South East -4 245 £45,000 +12.50% 84
Work from Home +61 122 £55,000 - 63
South West +5 88 £37,500 -11.76% 45
East of England +23 76 £55,000 +10.00% 60
North of England +24 71 £50,000 +22.70% 59
Midlands +50 59 £42,500 +30.77% 40
West Midlands +26 54 £42,500 +33.86% 28
Scotland -5 40 £45,000 - 19
Yorkshire +112 36 £55,000 +120.00% 24
North West -9 23 £45,000 -10.00% 32
Wales +38 12 £43,750 +78.57% 6
North East +15 12 £37,500 - 3
Northern Ireland +28 10 £60,000 +41.18% 2
East Midlands +79 5 £31,500 -4.55% 12
Isle of Man - 1 £36,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 September 2020, 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.

1 710 (56.85%) Degree
2 599 (47.96%) Computer Science
3 516 (41.31%) Python
4 412 (32.99%) SQL
5 392 (31.39%) Software Engineering
6 357 (28.58%) Finance
7 345 (27.62%) C#
8 313 (25.06%) Physics
9 293 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
10 277 (22.18%) Java
11 271 (21.70%) C++
12 245 (19.62%) Computer Science Degree
13 241 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
14 238 (19.06%) Algorithms
15 237 (18.98%) Machine Learning
15 237 (18.98%) JavaScript
16 228 (18.25%) .NET
17 215 (17.21%) Analytics
18 206 (16.49%) AWS
19 199 (15.93%) Problem-Solving
20 196 (15.69%) Statistics
21 179 (14.33%) Data Science
22 175 (14.01%) SQL Server
22 175 (14.01%) Azure
23 159 (12.73%) Big Data
24 158 (12.65%) Git (software)
25 139 (11.13%) Docker
26 138 (11.05%) PhD
26 138 (11.05%) Artificial Intelligence
27 137 (10.97%) R

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
1 102 (8.17%) Apache Spark
2 24 (1.92%) CMS
3 16 (1.28%) SAS
4 11 (0.88%) Jupyter
5 9 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (0.64%) Confluence
7 6 (0.48%) Apache
8 5 (0.40%) nginx
9 3 (0.24%) Drupal
9 3 (0.24%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.16%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.16%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.16%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.080%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.080%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.080%) Tornado
11 1 (0.080%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.080%) WildFly
Applications
1 49 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.72%) Simulink
5 8 (0.64%) 3ds Max
6 7 (0.56%) Figma
7 5 (0.40%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.24%) SPSS
9 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.16%) InDesign
9 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.16%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.16%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.080%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.080%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.080%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.080%) LightWave 3D
10 1 (0.080%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.16%) Endur
1 2 (0.16%) SAP CRM
1 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
1 2 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.080%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.080%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.080%) Oracle CRM On Demand
Cloud Services
1 206 (16.49%) AWS
2 175 (14.01%) Azure
3 70 (5.60%) Power Platform
4 59 (4.72%) GCP
5 31 (2.48%) SaaS
6 27 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (1.44%) Slack
8 17 (1.36%) Google Analytics
9 14 (1.12%) GitHub
10 11 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.56%) Azure Machine Learning
11 7 (0.56%) Office 365
12 6 (0.48%) Serverless
13 5 (0.40%) npm
13 5 (0.40%) Yarn
14 4 (0.32%) PaaS
15 3 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
15 3 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
15 3 (0.24%) Google Tag Manager
15 3 (0.24%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.52%) Skype
2 13 (1.04%) H.323
3 12 (0.96%) Firewall
4 10 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.72%) Network Security
6 8 (0.64%) 2G
6 8 (0.64%) 3G
6 8 (0.64%) 4G
6 8 (0.64%) 5G
7 7 (0.56%) Internet
7 7 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (0.40%) DNS
9 4 (0.32%) HTTP
9 4 (0.32%) Software-Defined Networking
9 4 (0.32%) VoIP
9 4 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.24%) DHCP
10 3 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (0.24%) UTRAN
11 2 (0.16%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (14.01%) SQL Server
2 159 (12.73%) Big Data
3 127 (10.17%) NoSQL
4 97 (7.77%) Hadoop
5 70 (5.60%) Power BI
6 68 (5.44%) Relational Database
7 60 (4.80%) Data Mining
8 58 (4.64%) MongoDB
9 51 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
10 47 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
11 46 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 37 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 35 (2.80%) Apache Hive
14 32 (2.56%) Flink
15 27 (2.16%) MySQL
15 27 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 24 (1.92%) Blockchain
17 20 (1.60%) Amazon Redshift
17 20 (1.60%) Data Lake
18 19 (1.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 158 (12.65%) Git (software)
2 38 (3.04%) JIRA
3 33 (2.64%) Selenium
4 26 (2.08%) Jenkins
5 21 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (1.60%) Visual Studio
7 15 (1.20%) CMake
8 14 (1.12%) TeamCity
9 11 (0.88%) Subversion
10 10 (0.80%) Bitbucket
11 9 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (0.64%) ERwin
12 8 (0.64%) PowerDesigner
13 7 (0.56%) Artifactory
13 7 (0.56%) Cucumber
13 7 (0.56%) Eclipse
13 7 (0.56%) GitLab
13 7 (0.56%) LabVIEW
13 7 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
14 6 (0.48%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 357 (28.58%) Finance
2 85 (6.81%) Front Office
3 67 (5.36%) Banking
4 50 (4.00%) Games
5 43 (3.44%) Marketing
6 40 (3.20%) Electronics
7 33 (2.64%) Manufacturing
8 30 (2.40%) Law
9 25 (2.00%) Automotive
10 23 (1.84%) Investment Banking
11 22 (1.76%) Retail
12 16 (1.28%) Advertising
12 16 (1.28%) Military
13 15 (1.20%) French Language
13 15 (1.20%) Telecoms
14 13 (1.04%) Aerospace
15 12 (0.96%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.88%) Legal
17 9 (0.72%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 406 (32.51%) Developer
2 231 (18.49%) Software Engineer
3 151 (12.09%) Analyst
4 117 (9.37%) Graduate
5 100 (8.01%) Data Scientist
6 81 (6.49%) Software Developer
7 79 (6.33%) Data Engineer
8 75 (6.00%) Python Developer
9 71 (5.68%) Senior Developer
10 70 (5.60%) C# Developer
11 61 (4.88%) Junior
12 59 (4.72%) C# Software Engineer
13 54 (4.32%) Quantitative Developer
14 50 (4.00%) .NET Developer
15 48 (3.84%) C++ Software Engineer
15 48 (3.84%) Java Developer
16 44 (3.52%) Graduate Developer
17 43 (3.44%) C++ Developer
17 43 (3.44%) Senior Data Scientist
18 42 (3.36%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (18.25%) .NET
2 110 (8.81%) AngularJS
3 103 (8.25%) React
4 90 (7.21%) .NET Core
5 85 (6.81%) HTML
6 75 (6.00%) CSS
7 70 (5.60%) Node.js
8 67 (5.36%) Kafka
9 64 (5.12%) Natural Language Processing
10 53 (4.24%) Web Services
11 50 (4.00%) TensorFlow
12 42 (3.36%) Vue.js
13 40 (3.20%) ASP.NET
14 39 (3.12%) .NET Framework
14 39 (3.12%) scikit-learn
15 38 (3.04%) Pandas
16 37 (2.96%) REST
17 35 (2.80%) RESTful
18 34 (2.72%) OpenGL
19 33 (2.64%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 241 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
2 238 (19.06%) Algorithms
3 87 (6.97%) Derivative
4 70 (5.60%) Greenfield Project
4 70 (5.60%) Hedge funds
5 62 (4.96%) Equities
6 56 (4.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 50 (4.00%) Management Information System
7 50 (4.00%) User Experience
8 43 (3.44%) Fixed Income
9 41 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
10 32 (2.56%) Data Structures
11 27 (2.16%) Market Risk
12 25 (2.00%) Reinsurance
13 24 (1.92%) Virtual Team
14 23 (1.84%) Mobile App
15 21 (1.68%) CUDA
16 19 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
17 18 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
18 17 (1.36%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 120 (9.61%) Linux
2 115 (9.21%) Windows
3 43 (3.44%) Android
4 33 (2.64%) Apple iOS
5 16 (1.28%) Unix
6 10 (0.80%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.48%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.40%) VxWorks
9 4 (0.32%) VMS
9 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.24%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.16%) Debian
11 2 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.080%) CentOS
12 1 (0.080%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.080%) Robot Operating System
12 1 (0.080%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 599 (47.96%) Computer Science
2 392 (31.39%) Software Engineering
3 313 (25.06%) Physics
4 293 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
5 237 (18.98%) Machine Learning
6 215 (17.21%) Analytics
7 199 (15.93%) Problem-Solving
8 196 (15.69%) Statistics
9 179 (14.33%) Data Science
10 138 (11.05%) Artificial Intelligence
11 131 (10.49%) OO
12 117 (9.37%) Visualisation
13 106 (8.49%) Fintech
14 98 (7.85%) TDD
15 94 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
16 93 (7.45%) Data Visualisation
16 93 (7.45%) Scrum
17 90 (7.21%) Mentoring
18 83 (6.65%) Test Automation
19 81 (6.49%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 516 (41.31%) Python
2 412 (32.99%) SQL
3 345 (27.62%) C#
4 277 (22.18%) Java
5 271 (21.70%) C++
6 237 (18.98%) JavaScript
7 137 (10.97%) R
8 107 (8.57%) C
9 63 (5.04%) MATLAB
9 63 (5.04%) Scala
10 50 (4.00%) TypeScript
11 43 (3.44%) T-SQL
12 31 (2.48%) Bash Shell
12 31 (2.48%) VB.NET
13 28 (2.24%) PowerShell
14 19 (1.52%) PHP
15 18 (1.44%) F#
16 16 (1.28%) VBA
17 12 (0.96%) Haskell
18 11 (0.88%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 710 (56.85%) Degree
2 245 (19.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 138 (11.05%) PhD
4 120 (9.61%) Numerate Degree
5 49 (3.92%) Security Cleared
6 46 (3.68%) Master's Degree
7 28 (2.24%) SC Cleared
8 18 (1.44%) Postgraduate
9 16 (1.28%) DV Cleared
9 16 (1.28%) HND
10 11 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.80%) AWS Certification
11 10 (0.80%) HNC
12 7 (0.56%) MCSE
13 5 (0.40%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.40%) PMP
14 4 (0.32%) MBA
15 2 (0.16%) MCSA
15 2 (0.16%) VCP6
15 2 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.16%) QA
2 21 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.12%) GDPR
4 10 (0.80%) MiFID
5 9 (0.72%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (0.72%) EMIR
5 9 (0.72%) ISO 26262
6 7 (0.56%) Solvency II
7 5 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.40%) SLA
8 4 (0.32%) ISO 13485
9 3 (0.24%) PMO
9 3 (0.24%) UCITS
10 2 (0.16%) GAMP
10 2 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.16%) NIST
11 1 (0.080%) COBIT
11 1 (0.080%) GxP
11 1 (0.080%) HIPAA
System Software
1 139 (11.13%) Docker
2 19 (1.52%) Firmware
3 15 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.48%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.16%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.16%) HDFS
7 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.16%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.080%) IAG
Systems Management
1 89 (7.13%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.60%) Terraform
3 18 (1.44%) Ansible
4 8 (0.64%) Istio
5 4 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.32%) Puppet
6 3 (0.24%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.16%) MIIS
8 1 (0.080%) Control-M
8 1 (0.080%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.080%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.080%) Kibana
8 1 (0.080%) logstash
8 1 (0.080%) Oozie
8 1 (0.080%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.080%) WSUS
Vendors
1 132 (10.57%) Microsoft
2 66 (5.28%) Tableau
3 51 (4.08%) Google
4 38 (3.04%) Oracle
5 15 (1.20%) Databricks
5 15 (1.20%) VMware
6 11 (0.88%) Hortonworks
7 8 (0.64%) Cloudera
7 8 (0.64%) Facebook
8 7 (0.56%) Autodesk
8 7 (0.56%) SAP
9 6 (0.48%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.40%) Adobe
10 5 (0.40%) CA Agile Central
10 5 (0.40%) Murex
11 4 (0.32%) Apple
11 4 (0.32%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.32%) Sybase
11 4 (0.32%) Xamarin