Period
to 24 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MATLAB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MATLAB over the 6 months to 24 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

MathWorks MATLAB
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 494 585 655
Rank change year-on-year +91 +70 -112
Permanent jobs citing MATLAB 209 600 586
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.43% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.72% 0.80% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 173 440 462
Median annual salary £55,000 £49,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.24% -2.00% -
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £122,500 £90,000 £100,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

MATLAB is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 28,936 75,273 92,664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 59.02% 53.42% 55.65%
Number of salaries quoted 24,281 61,545 77,053
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

MATLAB
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MATLAB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MATLAB in the UK

MATLAB
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MATLAB.

Salary trend for MATLAB in the UK

MATLAB
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing MATLAB over the 6 months to 24 September 2020.

Salary histogram for MATLAB in the UK

MATLAB
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MATLAB within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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 +103 172 £57,500 +15.00% 80
UK excluding London +95 139 £45,000 - 79
London +177 67 £100,000 +53.85% 8
South East +151 55 £40,000 +3.90% 27
Scotland +71 17 £50,000 +11.11% 6
East of England +115 16 £50,000 - 24
Northern Ireland - 16 £50,000 - 1
South West +60 13 £45,000 - 11
North of England +125 11 £60,000 +41.18% 1
Midlands +110 10 £35,000 -16.67% 9
Yorkshire +139 8 £60,000 +41.18%
West Midlands +85 8 £35,000 -22.22% 7
Work from Home +30 4 £55,500 -30.63% 6
North West +91 2 £40,000 +6.67%
East Midlands +77 2 £50,000 +53.85% 2
Wales +48 1 £40,000 +5.26%
North East +24 1 £60,000 +41.18% 1

For the 6 months to 24 September 2020, IT jobs citing MATLAB 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 MATLAB.

1 143 (68.42%) Python
2 92 (44.02%) R
3 83 (39.71%) C++
4 71 (33.97%) Degree
5 70 (33.49%) Software Engineering
6 68 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (30.62%) Algorithms
8 62 (29.67%) Mathematics
9 52 (24.88%) Computer Science
9 52 (24.88%) SQL
10 51 (24.40%) Finance
11 49 (23.44%) C
12 45 (21.53%) Analytics
13 44 (21.05%) Scrum
14 41 (19.62%) Microsoft Excel
14 41 (19.62%) Data Analysis
15 40 (19.14%) C#
16 39 (18.66%) VBA
16 39 (18.66%) Microsoft
16 39 (18.66%) Machine Learning
17 35 (16.75%) .NET
18 34 (16.27%) Fixed Income
18 34 (16.27%) Physics
18 34 (16.27%) Git (software)
19 33 (15.79%) Investment Management
19 33 (15.79%) Front Office
20 32 (15.31%) Migration
20 32 (15.31%) Windows
20 32 (15.31%) Hedge funds
20 32 (15.31%) Derivative

MATLAB
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 12 (5.74%) SAS
2 7 (3.35%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.44%) Confluence
4 2 (0.96%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 41 (19.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (11.00%) Simulink
3 7 (3.35%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (3.35%) Stateflow
4 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.44%) GNU Octave
6 2 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.96%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.48%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.48%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.48%) Stata
7 1 (0.48%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.22%) Azure
2 11 (5.26%) AWS
2 11 (5.26%) GCP
3 7 (3.35%) Power Platform
4 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.83%) Internet
2 6 (2.87%) 5G
2 6 (2.87%) Wireless
3 3 (1.44%) 4G
3 3 (1.44%) Broadband
3 3 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.96%) DVB
4 2 (0.96%) MIMO
4 2 (0.96%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.96%) Wideband
5 1 (0.48%) 3G
5 1 (0.48%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.48%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.48%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.48%) Big Data
2 7 (3.35%) Hadoop
2 7 (3.35%) Power BI
2 7 (3.35%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.91%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.96%) BigQuery
4 2 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.48%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (16.27%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.22%) JIRA
3 11 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
4 10 (4.78%) Rational Rhapsody
5 8 (3.83%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.39%) Bitbucket
6 5 (2.39%) LabVIEW
7 4 (1.91%) Redmine
8 3 (1.44%) RStudio
9 2 (0.96%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.96%) PyCharm
9 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio Code
10 1 (0.48%) MagicDraw
10 1 (0.48%) Subversion
General
1 51 (24.40%) Finance
2 33 (15.79%) Front Office
3 20 (9.57%) Automotive
4 17 (8.13%) Aerospace
5 14 (6.70%) Electronics
6 9 (4.31%) Avionics
7 8 (3.83%) Advertising
8 7 (3.35%) Banking
9 6 (2.87%) Telecoms
10 5 (2.39%) Games
11 4 (1.91%) Law
12 3 (1.44%) Manufacturing
12 3 (1.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (20.57%) Software Engineer
2 25 (11.96%) Finance Manager
3 21 (10.05%) C# Software Engineer
3 21 (10.05%) Developer
3 21 (10.05%) Head of Analytics
4 20 (9.57%) Analyst
4 20 (9.57%) Analytics Manager
4 20 (9.57%) Head of Finance
5 17 (8.13%) Data Scientist
6 15 (7.18%) Applications Engineer
7 14 (6.70%) Development Engineer
7 14 (6.70%) Software Development Engineer
7 14 (6.70%) Windows Engineer
8 12 (5.74%) Embedded Engineer
9 11 (5.26%) Performance Manager
10 10 (4.78%) Design Engineer
11 9 (4.31%) Business Analyst
11 9 (4.31%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
11 9 (4.31%) Test Engineer
12 8 (3.83%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (16.75%) .NET
2 14 (6.70%) NumPy
2 14 (6.70%) TensorFlow
3 11 (5.26%) scikit-learn
3 11 (5.26%) SciPy
4 10 (4.78%) Natural Language Processing
4 10 (4.78%) PyTorch
5 9 (4.31%) Pandas
5 9 (4.31%) RESTful
6 8 (3.83%) Keras
6 8 (3.83%) Matplotlib
7 6 (2.87%) NetworkX
7 6 (2.87%) PySpark
7 6 (2.87%) Shiny
7 6 (2.87%) SpaCy
7 6 (2.87%) XGBoost
8 5 (2.39%) Middleware
8 5 (2.39%) WinForms
8 5 (2.39%) WPF
9 4 (1.91%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 64 (30.62%) Algorithms
2 34 (16.27%) Fixed Income
3 32 (15.31%) Derivative
3 32 (15.31%) Hedge funds
4 31 (14.83%) OTC Derivatives
5 13 (6.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 9 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.31%) Industry 4.0
7 8 (3.83%) Internet of Things
8 7 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (3.35%) Smart City
9 6 (2.87%) ASIC
9 6 (2.87%) Equities
9 6 (2.87%) VHDL
10 5 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (2.39%) Verilog
11 4 (1.91%) Robotics
12 3 (1.44%) Exotic Derivative
12 3 (1.44%) Market Risk
12 3 (1.44%) Music Streaming
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.31%) Windows
2 15 (7.18%) Linux
3 8 (3.83%) VxWorks
4 7 (3.35%) Android
5 4 (1.91%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (33.49%) Software Engineering
2 68 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (29.67%) Mathematics
4 52 (24.88%) Computer Science
5 45 (21.53%) Analytics
6 44 (21.05%) Scrum
7 41 (19.62%) Data Analysis
8 39 (18.66%) Machine Learning
9 34 (16.27%) Physics
10 33 (15.79%) Investment Management
11 32 (15.31%) Migration
12 31 (14.83%) Asset Management
12 31 (14.83%) Business Analysis
12 31 (14.83%) Computer Vision
12 31 (14.83%) Fund Management
12 31 (14.83%) Performance Attribution
12 31 (14.83%) Risk Analysis
13 30 (14.35%) Data Science
14 28 (13.40%) Image Processing
14 28 (13.40%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 143 (68.42%) Python
2 92 (44.02%) R
3 83 (39.71%) C++
4 52 (24.88%) SQL
5 49 (23.44%) C
6 40 (19.14%) C#
7 39 (18.66%) VBA
8 10 (4.78%) Java
8 10 (4.78%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.87%) Ruby
9 6 (2.87%) Scala
10 5 (2.39%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.39%) Embedded C++
11 4 (1.91%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.44%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.96%) Fortran
13 2 (0.96%) Go
14 1 (0.48%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.48%) Perl
14 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (33.97%) Degree
2 29 (13.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (11.00%) Security Cleared
4 22 (10.53%) PhD
5 16 (7.66%) SC Cleared
6 14 (6.70%) Master's Degree
7 7 (3.35%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.96%) HND
9 1 (0.48%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.87%) ISO 26262
1 6 (2.87%) QA
2 3 (1.44%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (1.44%) EMIR
2 3 (1.44%) MiFID
3 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.48%) DO-254
System Software
1 8 (3.83%) Firmware
2 4 (1.91%) Docker
3 1 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) Ansible
1 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.48%) Puppet
1 1 (0.48%) Salt
Vendors
1 39 (18.66%) Microsoft
2 31 (14.83%) Bloomberg
3 7 (3.35%) Tableau
4 6 (2.87%) Cloudera
4 6 (2.87%) Databricks
5 4 (1.91%) Altera
5 4 (1.91%) Cadence
5 4 (1.91%) Mentor Graphics
5 4 (1.91%) Synopsys
5 4 (1.91%) Xilinx
6 2 (0.96%) QNX
7 1 (0.48%) EMC
7 1 (0.48%) Keysight
7 1 (0.48%) MathWorks