Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Mathematics (Maths)
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 151 110 112
Rank change year-on-year -41 +2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Mathematics 2,863 4,538 4,991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.30% 3.01% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 3.27% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,302 3,697 4,155
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +1.20% +3.75%

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 114,252 138,840 160,703
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.93% 92.20% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 90,610 109,591 130,456
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,250 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 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 -44 2,661 £52,750 +5.50% 858
UK excluding London -49 1,510 £40,000 -4.76% 661
London -27 1,286 £65,000 - 236
South East -32 656 £40,000 -5.88% 167
South West 0 217 £45,000 +5.88% 71
Midlands -29 177 £35,000 +22.81% 112
East of England -55 174 £48,148 -3.70% 115
North of England -41 162 £35,000 -17.65% 156
West Midlands -28 135 £37,500 +33.93% 70
Scotland +13 107 £47,500 +14.46% 25
North West -48 101 £36,569 -26.86% 91
Yorkshire -18 48 £24,500 -34.67% 47
East Midlands +2 42 £35,000 -7.89% 41
Wales +5 22 £32,500 +2.36% 13
Northern Ireland +12 14 £40,000 +6.67% 2
North East +5 13 £35,000 -12.50% 18

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 1,492 (52.11%) Degree
2 1,406 (49.11%) Computer Science
3 990 (34.58%) Python
4 758 (26.48%) Finance
5 755 (26.37%) SQL
6 671 (23.44%) Physics
7 653 (22.81%) C#
8 646 (22.56%) Software Engineering
9 604 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
10 599 (20.92%) C++
11 597 (20.85%) Analytics
12 548 (19.14%) Java
13 542 (18.93%) Data Science
14 522 (18.23%) Algorithms
15 521 (18.20%) Problem-Solving
16 511 (17.85%) Analytical Skills
17 487 (17.01%) Computer Science Degree
18 485 (16.94%) Machine Learning
19 477 (16.66%) JavaScript
20 445 (15.54%) .NET
21 370 (12.92%) Statistics
22 364 (12.71%) R
23 323 (11.28%) C
24 319 (11.14%) Linux
25 305 (10.65%) Azure
25 305 (10.65%) Numerate Degree
26 298 (10.41%) Artificial Intelligence
26 298 (10.41%) SQL Server
27 294 (10.27%) Windows
28 293 (10.23%) 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
1 116 (4.05%) Apache Spark
2 59 (2.06%) SAS
3 36 (1.26%) Smallworld
4 26 (0.91%) Confluence
5 21 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (0.56%) nginx
7 15 (0.52%) CMS
8 14 (0.49%) IIS
9 13 (0.45%) Apache
9 13 (0.45%) Jupyter
10 10 (0.35%) Apache Pig
11 9 (0.31%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
14 5 (0.17%) Oracle Coherence
14 5 (0.17%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.17%) Tornado
15 4 (0.14%) Umbraco
16 3 (0.10%) DNN
17 2 (0.070%) Drupal
Applications
1 145 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 93 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (1.01%) SPSS
4 26 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.66%) Simulink
6 17 (0.59%) Acrobat
6 17 (0.59%) Adobe Captivate
6 17 (0.59%) FrameMaker
7 12 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
8 11 (0.38%) MS Visio
9 10 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (0.31%) Chatbot
11 6 (0.21%) GNU Octave
12 5 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (0.17%) InVision
12 5 (0.17%) UXPin
12 5 (0.17%) Zeplin
13 4 (0.14%) 3ds Max
13 4 (0.14%) Gephi
13 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.21%) Primavera
2 5 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.17%) Maximo
2 5 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.10%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.070%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.070%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.070%) Summit
5 2 (0.070%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.035%) BPCS
6 1 (0.035%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.035%) Endur
6 1 (0.035%) FastStats
6 1 (0.035%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.035%) Oracle CRM On Demand
6 1 (0.035%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.035%) Orchestrade
6 1 (0.035%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 305 (10.65%) Azure
2 255 (8.91%) AWS
3 85 (2.97%) Power Platform
4 77 (2.69%) GCP
5 64 (2.24%) SaaS
6 53 (1.85%) PaaS
7 30 (1.05%) Google Analytics
7 30 (1.05%) Office 365
8 29 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
8 29 (1.01%) GitHub
9 17 (0.59%) Adobe Analytics
10 16 (0.56%) Serverless
11 15 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
12 14 (0.49%) Amazon S3
12 14 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 8 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
16 5 (0.17%) Dialogflow
Communications & Networking
1 70 (2.44%) Firewall
2 45 (1.57%) Internet
3 39 (1.36%) Wireless
4 33 (1.15%) DNS
5 30 (1.05%) Ethernet
6 29 (1.01%) SSL
7 26 (0.91%) DHCP
8 24 (0.84%) MPLS
9 22 (0.77%) LAN
9 22 (0.77%) WAN
9 22 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (0.66%) BGP
10 19 (0.66%) OSPF
11 18 (0.63%) 3G
11 18 (0.63%) DSL
11 18 (0.63%) SAN
11 18 (0.63%) TCP/IP
11 18 (0.63%) VPN
12 17 (0.59%) TACACS
13 16 (0.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (10.41%) SQL Server
2 232 (8.10%) Big Data
3 165 (5.76%) Relational Database
4 96 (3.35%) Hadoop
5 88 (3.07%) Data Mining
6 87 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
7 85 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
7 85 (2.97%) Power BI
8 82 (2.86%) MySQL
9 79 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 73 (2.55%) NoSQL
11 72 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 62 (2.17%) MongoDB
13 43 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 40 (1.40%) QlikView
15 39 (1.36%) GIS
16 36 (1.26%) Apache Hive
17 27 (0.94%) Data Lake
18 23 (0.80%) BigQuery
19 21 (0.73%) Looker
Development Applications
1 193 (6.74%) Git (software)
2 88 (3.07%) JIRA
3 74 (2.58%) Jenkins
4 72 (2.51%) Subversion
5 58 (2.03%) Selenium
6 36 (1.26%) Visual Studio
7 28 (0.98%) Protractor
8 25 (0.87%) Jasmine
9 23 (0.80%) Eclipse
9 23 (0.80%) Mocha
10 22 (0.77%) Karma Test Runner
10 22 (0.77%) Sinon.JS
11 21 (0.73%) TeamCity
12 20 (0.70%) Bitbucket
13 18 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (0.59%) Maven
15 12 (0.42%) CircleCI
16 11 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 11 (0.38%) Cypress.io
16 11 (0.38%) webpack
General
1 758 (26.48%) Finance
2 156 (5.45%) Marketing
3 126 (4.40%) Games
4 117 (4.09%) Front Office
5 110 (3.84%) Banking
6 98 (3.42%) Electronics
7 77 (2.69%) Manufacturing
8 75 (2.62%) Retail
8 75 (2.62%) Telecoms
9 73 (2.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 65 (2.27%) Public Sector
11 49 (1.71%) Automotive
12 42 (1.47%) Military
13 38 (1.33%) Aerospace
14 37 (1.29%) Financial Institution
15 36 (1.26%) Investment Banking
16 25 (0.87%) Advertising
17 21 (0.73%) Publishing
18 20 (0.70%) French Language
19 17 (0.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 918 (32.06%) Developer
2 382 (13.34%) Analyst
3 362 (12.64%) Graduate
4 334 (11.67%) Software Engineer
5 258 (9.01%) Data Scientist
6 254 (8.87%) Junior
7 209 (7.30%) Senior Developer
8 205 (7.16%) C# Developer
9 174 (6.08%) Java Developer
10 164 (5.73%) Graduate Developer
11 153 (5.34%) Software Developer
12 146 (5.10%) Python Developer
13 121 (4.23%) Junior Developer
14 119 (4.16%) Data Analyst
15 111 (3.88%) C++ Developer
16 88 (3.07%) Graduate Analyst
17 87 (3.04%) SQL Developer
18 78 (2.72%) Architect
18 78 (2.72%) C++ Software Engineer
19 76 (2.65%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 445 (15.54%) .NET
2 286 (9.99%) HTML
3 251 (8.77%) CSS
4 176 (6.15%) AngularJS
5 126 (4.40%) ASP.NET
6 112 (3.91%) HTML5
7 109 (3.81%) .NET Core
7 109 (3.81%) REST
8 105 (3.67%) React
9 98 (3.42%) Web Services
10 91 (3.18%) Natural Language Processing
11 80 (2.79%) Spring
12 76 (2.65%) CSS3
13 74 (2.58%) TensorFlow
14 63 (2.20%) jQuery
15 60 (2.10%) Pandas
15 60 (2.10%) RESTful
16 56 (1.96%) Node.js
17 55 (1.92%) JSON
18 53 (1.85%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 522 (18.23%) Algorithms
2 511 (17.85%) Analytical Skills
3 199 (6.95%) Hedge funds
4 194 (6.78%) User Experience
5 140 (4.89%) Derivative
6 138 (4.82%) Data Structures
7 98 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
8 92 (3.21%) Driving Licence
9 91 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
10 88 (3.07%) Management Information System
11 81 (2.83%) Fixed Income
12 71 (2.48%) Robotics
13 58 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 46 (1.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 42 (1.47%) Equities
16 37 (1.29%) Credit Risk
17 36 (1.26%) Mobile App
18 33 (1.15%) Market Risk
19 32 (1.12%) Cyberattack
20 29 (1.01%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 319 (11.14%) Linux
2 294 (10.27%) Windows
3 78 (2.72%) Unix
4 51 (1.78%) Android
5 40 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 34 (1.19%) Windows Server
7 32 (1.12%) CentOS
8 16 (0.56%) Windows 10
8 16 (0.56%) Windows 7
8 16 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.45%) Debian
10 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (0.14%) Kali Linux
12 4 (0.14%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.14%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.10%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.070%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,406 (49.11%) Computer Science
2 671 (23.44%) Physics
3 646 (22.56%) Software Engineering
4 604 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
5 597 (20.85%) Analytics
6 542 (18.93%) Data Science
7 521 (18.20%) Problem-Solving
8 485 (16.94%) Machine Learning
9 370 (12.92%) Statistics
10 298 (10.41%) Artificial Intelligence
11 281 (9.81%) OO
12 277 (9.68%) Data Analysis
13 248 (8.66%) Visualisation
14 234 (8.17%) Business Intelligence
15 233 (8.14%) Fintech
16 187 (6.53%) Project Management
17 181 (6.32%) Data Analytics
18 173 (6.04%) Mentoring
19 165 (5.76%) DevOps
20 160 (5.59%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 990 (34.58%) Python
2 755 (26.37%) SQL
3 653 (22.81%) C#
4 599 (20.92%) C++
5 548 (19.14%) Java
6 477 (16.66%) JavaScript
7 364 (12.71%) R
8 323 (11.28%) C
9 212 (7.40%) MATLAB
10 89 (3.11%) Scala
11 67 (2.34%) T-SQL
12 61 (2.13%) PHP
13 52 (1.82%) Go
14 50 (1.75%) VB.NET
15 46 (1.61%) VBA
16 43 (1.50%) TypeScript
17 39 (1.36%) Java 8
17 39 (1.36%) Perl
18 37 (1.29%) Bash Shell
19 27 (0.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1,492 (52.11%) Degree
2 487 (17.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 305 (10.65%) Numerate Degree
4 293 (10.23%) PhD
5 142 (4.96%) Security Cleared
6 108 (3.77%) Master's Degree
7 70 (2.44%) SC Cleared
8 56 (1.96%) DV Cleared
9 31 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (0.63%) MCSE
12 17 (0.59%) CCNA
13 14 (0.49%) CCNP
14 13 (0.45%) Postgraduate
15 12 (0.42%) CISSP
16 10 (0.35%) CFA
16 10 (0.35%) DBS Check
16 10 (0.35%) HNC
17 9 (0.31%) CREST Certified
17 9 (0.31%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (5.13%) QA
2 113 (3.95%) Data Quality
3 31 (1.08%) SLA
4 25 (0.87%) GDPR
5 23 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.45%) MiFID
7 11 (0.38%) EMIR
8 10 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
9 8 (0.28%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.24%) IEC 61508
11 6 (0.21%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.17%) HAZOP
13 4 (0.14%) Def Stans
13 4 (0.14%) GLP
13 4 (0.14%) GMP
13 4 (0.14%) PMBOK
14 3 (0.10%) ISO 26262
15 2 (0.070%) Actionable Recommendations
15 2 (0.070%) MISRA
15 2 (0.070%) MISRA C
System Software
1 116 (4.05%) Docker
2 39 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (1.19%) Firmware
4 14 (0.49%) Active Directory
5 11 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.35%) Apache Flume
7 8 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.21%) HDFS
9 5 (0.17%) vSphere
10 4 (0.14%) XenApp
11 1 (0.035%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 90 (3.14%) Kubernetes
2 60 (2.10%) Puppet
3 46 (1.61%) Ansible
4 34 (1.19%) Terraform
5 33 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (0.91%) Salt
7 23 (0.80%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 16 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
8 16 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
9 14 (0.49%) Consul
9 14 (0.49%) SQL Sentry
10 10 (0.35%) Kibana
10 10 (0.35%) Mesos
11 9 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
11 9 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (0.31%) Oozie
12 8 (0.28%) AirWatch
12 8 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
13 7 (0.24%) Grafana
13 7 (0.24%) Packer
Vendors
1 279 (9.75%) Microsoft
2 126 (4.40%) Tableau
3 117 (4.09%) Google
4 96 (3.35%) Oracle
5 41 (1.43%) Adobe
5 41 (1.43%) VMware
6 38 (1.33%) SAP
7 37 (1.29%) Red Hat
8 31 (1.08%) Cisco
9 19 (0.66%) Barracuda Networks
10 18 (0.63%) Juniper
11 17 (0.59%) IBM
11 17 (0.59%) Palo Alto
12 16 (0.56%) F5
12 16 (0.56%) Forcepoint
12 16 (0.56%) Hortonworks
12 16 (0.56%) Openreach
12 16 (0.56%) SolarWinds
13 14 (0.49%) Cloudera
14 13 (0.45%) Facebook