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

Mathematics (Maths)
UK
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 114 121
Rank change year-on-year +6 +7 -15
Permanent jobs citing Mathematics 4,688 5,039 4,897
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.94% 2.83% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 3.08% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3,928 4,186 4,104
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.50% +0.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -2.60%

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 145,913 163,729 167,823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.60% 91.89% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 115,334 130,166 139,244
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,651
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 December 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 December 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 +4 4,452 £52,500 +5.00% 829
UK excluding London -6 2,470 £42,500 +6.25% 626
London +18 2,138 £65,000 +8.33% 248
South East +30 966 £42,500 - 165
East of England -22 480 £50,000 +11.11% 154
North of England +25 323 £45,000 +12.50% 103
South West +16 295 £42,500 +30.77% 76
Midlands +11 248 £32,500 - 83
West Midlands +35 187 £28,500 -5.00% 53
North West +3 182 £50,000 +16.96% 65
Scotland -12 129 £40,000 - 28
Yorkshire +49 117 £38,500 +16.67% 30
East Midlands -14 61 £36,500 +10.61% 30
North East +12 25 £40,000 - 8
Wales -9 19 £22,500 -21.05% 12
Northern Ireland -3 14 £42,500 +25.00% 6

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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 2,622 (55.93%) Degree
2 2,387 (50.92%) Computer Science
3 1,630 (34.77%) Python
4 1,349 (28.78%) SQL
5 1,262 (26.92%) Java
5 1,262 (26.92%) Finance
6 1,240 (26.45%) Physics
7 1,159 (24.72%) Software Engineering
8 1,124 (23.98%) C#
9 1,043 (22.25%) C++
10 1,019 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
11 962 (20.52%) Analytical Skills
12 890 (18.98%) Analytics
13 877 (18.71%) Machine Learning
14 830 (17.70%) Algorithms
15 814 (17.36%) Problem-Solving
16 775 (16.53%) JavaScript
17 723 (15.42%) Data Science
18 670 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
19 663 (14.14%) Statistics
20 651 (13.89%) .NET
21 600 (12.80%) PhD
22 591 (12.61%) R
23 532 (11.35%) Artificial Intelligence
24 523 (11.16%) Linux
25 499 (10.64%) OO
25 499 (10.64%) Big Data
26 480 (10.24%) C
26 480 (10.24%) Numerate Degree
27 470 (10.03%) Data Analysis

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
1 276 (5.89%) Apache Spark
2 194 (4.14%) SAS
3 140 (2.99%) Apache
4 84 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
5 43 (0.92%) OpenStack
6 40 (0.85%) SharePoint
7 36 (0.77%) Apache Pig
7 36 (0.77%) Ethereum
8 28 (0.60%) Tomcat
9 27 (0.58%) Confluence
10 22 (0.47%) CMS
10 22 (0.47%) IIS
11 17 (0.36%) MS Exchange
12 16 (0.34%) nginx
13 13 (0.28%) Hyperledger
14 11 (0.23%) Moodle
15 9 (0.19%) Drupal
15 9 (0.19%) GlassFish
16 8 (0.17%) Apache Airflow
16 8 (0.17%) Smallworld
Applications
1 281 (5.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 133 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
3 68 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (0.94%) SPSS
5 42 (0.90%) GNU Octave
5 42 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 26 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
7 23 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 18 (0.38%) FrameMaker
9 17 (0.36%) Photoshop
10 13 (0.28%) Simulink
11 11 (0.23%) Stata
12 9 (0.19%) Chatbot
13 4 (0.085%) Acrobat
13 4 (0.085%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
14 3 (0.064%) Doxygen
15 2 (0.043%) Mathematica
16 1 (0.021%) Abaqus
16 1 (0.021%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 17 (0.36%) Ripple
2 13 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.26%) Magento
4 8 (0.17%) SAP HR
5 7 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
6 5 (0.11%) R3 Corda
7 4 (0.085%) Scribe Insight
8 2 (0.043%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.043%) Odoo
8 2 (0.043%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.043%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.043%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.043%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.043%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.043%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.043%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.021%) Concordance
9 1 (0.021%) Relativity
9 1 (0.021%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.021%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 386 (8.23%) Amazon AWS
2 379 (8.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 95 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 88 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
5 66 (1.41%) SaaS
6 57 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
7 44 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
8 43 (0.92%) Google Analytics
9 39 (0.83%) Serverless
10 38 (0.81%) GitHub
11 35 (0.75%) Office 365
12 23 (0.49%) Amazon S3
12 23 (0.49%) PaaS
13 20 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
14 17 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (0.26%) npm
16 11 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
16 11 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 10 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 10 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 118 (2.52%) Internet
2 84 (1.79%) Firewall
3 44 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 40 (0.85%) Wireless
5 30 (0.64%) LAN
6 28 (0.60%) Network Security
7 26 (0.55%) Broadband
8 24 (0.51%) VPN
8 24 (0.51%) WAN
9 23 (0.49%) BGP
9 23 (0.49%) OSPF
10 19 (0.41%) DNS
11 18 (0.38%) HTTP
12 17 (0.36%) Bluetooth
13 15 (0.32%) H.323
13 15 (0.32%) SMS
13 15 (0.32%) VoIP
13 15 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (0.30%) Skype
15 13 (0.28%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 499 (10.64%) Big Data
2 467 (9.96%) SQL Server
3 284 (6.06%) Hadoop
4 281 (5.99%) NoSQL
5 223 (4.76%) Relational Database
6 162 (3.46%) MySQL
7 152 (3.24%) MongoDB
8 149 (3.18%) Power BI
9 139 (2.97%) Data Mining
10 137 (2.92%) Apache Hive
11 114 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
12 106 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
13 94 (2.01%) Blockchain
14 92 (1.96%) RDBMS
15 77 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 74 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 69 (1.47%) Amazon Redshift
18 58 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
19 55 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
20 54 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 340 (7.25%) Git (software)
2 173 (3.69%) JIRA
3 125 (2.67%) Jenkins
4 102 (2.18%) Visual Studio
5 91 (1.94%) Subversion
6 78 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 74 (1.58%) Selenium
8 53 (1.13%) Eclipse
9 47 (1.00%) TeamCity
10 46 (0.98%) NUnit
11 37 (0.79%) Maven
12 32 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
13 29 (0.62%) Cucumber
13 29 (0.62%) Gradle
14 26 (0.55%) JUnit
15 23 (0.49%) Vagrant
16 18 (0.38%) gulp
17 17 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 16 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
18 16 (0.34%) webpack
General
1 1,262 (26.92%) Finance
2 285 (6.08%) Banking
3 257 (5.48%) Front Office
4 251 (5.35%) Marketing
5 231 (4.93%) Games
6 207 (4.42%) Telecoms
7 198 (4.22%) Retail
8 166 (3.54%) Electronics
9 114 (2.43%) Investment Banking
10 97 (2.07%) Manufacturing
11 71 (1.51%) Automotive
11 71 (1.51%) Military
12 68 (1.45%) Back Office
13 64 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 55 (1.17%) Publishing
15 51 (1.09%) Financial Institution
15 51 (1.09%) Legal
16 42 (0.90%) Aerospace
17 40 (0.85%) Law
18 37 (0.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,639 (34.96%) Developer
2 632 (13.48%) Graduate
3 602 (12.84%) Analyst
4 520 (11.09%) Software Engineer
5 438 (9.34%) Data Scientist
6 403 (8.60%) Java Developer
7 302 (6.44%) Graduate Developer
8 295 (6.29%) Senior Developer
9 293 (6.25%) C# Developer
10 285 (6.08%) Junior
11 252 (5.38%) Software Developer
12 217 (4.63%) Python Developer
13 180 (3.84%) Junior Developer
14 176 (3.75%) C++ Developer
15 167 (3.56%) .NET Developer
16 163 (3.48%) Senior Data Scientist
17 146 (3.11%) Consultant
18 143 (3.05%) Data Analyst
19 130 (2.77%) Graduate Analyst
20 126 (2.69%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 651 (13.89%) .NET
2 407 (8.68%) HTML
3 329 (7.02%) CSS
4 313 (6.68%) AngularJS
5 310 (6.61%) Web Services
6 227 (4.84%) ASP.NET
7 215 (4.59%) React
8 183 (3.90%) Natural Language Processing
9 180 (3.84%) WPF
10 175 (3.73%) HTML5
11 167 (3.56%) RESTful
12 159 (3.39%) Kafka
13 134 (2.86%) TensorFlow
13 134 (2.86%) WCF
14 122 (2.60%) XML
15 117 (2.50%) Node.js
16 111 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC
17 110 (2.35%) .NET Framework
17 110 (2.35%) Spring
18 106 (2.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 962 (20.52%) Analytical Skills
2 830 (17.70%) Algorithms
3 271 (5.78%) Fintech
4 225 (4.80%) Data Structures
5 173 (3.69%) User Experience
6 170 (3.63%) Greenfield Project
7 164 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
8 150 (3.20%) Hedge funds
9 142 (3.03%) Derivative
10 130 (2.77%) Equities
11 123 (2.62%) Fixed Income
12 103 (2.20%) Management Information System
13 102 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 84 (1.79%) Robotics
15 81 (1.73%) Mobile App
16 70 (1.49%) Life Science
17 60 (1.28%) Internet of Things
18 57 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
19 53 (1.13%) Driving Licence
20 52 (1.11%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 523 (11.16%) Linux
2 296 (6.31%) Windows
3 184 (3.92%) Unix
4 82 (1.75%) Android
5 65 (1.39%) Apple iOS
6 47 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (0.58%) CentOS
8 25 (0.53%) Windows Server
9 22 (0.47%) Solaris
10 14 (0.30%) Windows 10
11 13 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
11 13 (0.28%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.21%) AIX
13 9 (0.19%) CoreOS
13 9 (0.19%) Fedora
13 9 (0.19%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.17%) Debian
14 8 (0.17%) Robot Operating System
15 7 (0.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,387 (50.92%) Computer Science
2 1,240 (26.45%) Physics
3 1,159 (24.72%) Software Engineering
4 1,019 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 890 (18.98%) Analytics
6 877 (18.71%) Machine Learning
7 814 (17.36%) Problem-Solving
8 723 (15.42%) Data Science
9 663 (14.14%) Statistics
10 532 (11.35%) Artificial Intelligence
11 499 (10.64%) OO
12 470 (10.03%) Data Analysis
13 384 (8.19%) Visualisation
14 361 (7.70%) Business Intelligence
15 345 (7.36%) Test Automation
16 306 (6.53%) DevOps
17 287 (6.12%) Deep Learning
18 275 (5.87%) Scrum
19 274 (5.84%) SDLC
20 264 (5.63%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1,630 (34.77%) Python
2 1,349 (28.78%) SQL
3 1,262 (26.92%) Java
4 1,124 (23.98%) C#
5 1,043 (22.25%) C++
6 775 (16.53%) JavaScript
7 591 (12.61%) R
8 480 (10.24%) C
9 237 (5.06%) MATLAB
10 175 (3.73%) Scala
11 141 (3.01%) PHP
12 112 (2.39%) Go
13 110 (2.35%) T-SQL
14 97 (2.07%) PowerShell
15 88 (1.88%) VBA
16 80 (1.71%) Ruby
17 79 (1.69%) Bash Shell
18 70 (1.49%) Shell Script
19 67 (1.43%) TypeScript
20 58 (1.24%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 2,622 (55.93%) Degree
2 670 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 600 (12.80%) PhD
4 480 (10.24%) Numerate Degree
5 189 (4.03%) Master's Degree
6 109 (2.33%) Security Cleared
7 66 (1.41%) SC Cleared
8 41 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 33 (0.70%) NVQ Level 3
10 32 (0.68%) DV Cleared
11 31 (0.66%) MPhil
12 26 (0.55%) ISTQB
13 22 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
14 21 (0.45%) MCSE
15 19 (0.41%) Chartered Engineer
15 19 (0.41%) MBA
15 19 (0.41%) PMI Certification
16 15 (0.32%) CCNA
17 14 (0.30%) CISM
17 14 (0.30%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (4.24%) QA
2 70 (1.49%) Data Quality
3 33 (0.70%) GDPR
4 23 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (0.47%) SLA
6 15 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 15 (0.32%) MiFID
7 13 (0.28%) DICOM
8 11 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
8 11 (0.23%) EMIR
9 9 (0.19%) IFRS
9 9 (0.19%) IFRS 9
10 8 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (0.17%) PMO
11 7 (0.15%) ECSS
12 5 (0.11%) JTAG
13 4 (0.085%) COBIT
13 4 (0.085%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.085%) JSP 440
13 4 (0.085%) PMBOK
System Software
1 202 (4.31%) Docker
2 54 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (1.00%) Active Directory
4 39 (0.83%) Firmware
5 25 (0.53%) HDFS
6 20 (0.43%) Ceph
7 16 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (0.28%) Hyper-V
9 13 (0.28%) Lustre
10 10 (0.21%) Apache Flume
11 5 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.11%) GlusterFS
11 5 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.085%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.043%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.043%) Xen
14 1 (0.021%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.021%) NFS
14 1 (0.021%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 122 (2.60%) Kubernetes
2 87 (1.86%) Ansible
3 81 (1.73%) Puppet
4 55 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
5 43 (0.92%) Terraform
6 41 (0.87%) Hadoop YARN
7 37 (0.79%) Graphite
8 30 (0.64%) Consul
8 30 (0.64%) Grafana
9 22 (0.47%) Salt
10 21 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
11 17 (0.36%) Packer
12 15 (0.32%) Nagios
13 10 (0.21%) SCCM
14 9 (0.19%) Mesos
14 9 (0.19%) Prometheus
15 8 (0.17%) Control-M
15 8 (0.17%) Oozie
15 8 (0.17%) Opsview
15 8 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 424 (9.04%) Microsoft
2 224 (4.78%) Tableau
3 204 (4.35%) Oracle
4 176 (3.75%) Google
5 113 (2.41%) SAP
6 67 (1.43%) VMware
7 57 (1.22%) Red Hat
8 47 (1.00%) Cisco
9 43 (0.92%) CA Agile Central
10 39 (0.83%) Verint
11 26 (0.55%) NetApp
11 26 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
12 22 (0.47%) BT
12 22 (0.47%) Splunk
12 22 (0.47%) Sun
13 20 (0.43%) HP
14 18 (0.38%) Adobe
14 18 (0.38%) Reuters
14 18 (0.38%) Talend
15 17 (0.36%) Citrix