Period
to 6 May 2021

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 6 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

MathWorks MATLAB
UK
6 months to
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 563 586 562
Rank change year-on-year +23 -24 -10
Permanent jobs citing MATLAB 340 390 692
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.38% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.70% 0.70% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 117 279 515
10th Percentile £33,250 £33,000 £30,300
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% +6.32% -9.52%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,250 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -

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 48,365 55,768 79,798
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.91% 54.59% 54.31%
Number of salaries quoted 38,340 46,401 65,808
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 6 May 2021.

Salary histogram for MATLAB in the UK

MATLAB
Top 14 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 6 May 2021. 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 +63 309 £55,000 +3.77% 147
UK excluding London +52 293 £52,500 +10.53% 152
South West +61 104 £50,000 +5.26% 30
East of England +74 92 £52,500 - 32
Work from Home -119 47 £70,000 -3.45% 19
North of England +34 39 £70,000 +16.67% 15
London +31 35 £55,000 -24.14% 12
Yorkshire +13 31 £70,000 +16.67% 3
South East -48 22 £52,500 +28.05% 31
Scotland -28 19 £32,500 -35.00% 13
Midlands +8 17 £42,500 -15.00% 27
West Midlands -8 15 £42,500 -15.00% 21
North West +25 8 £41,250 -5.71% 5
East Midlands +5 2 £43,750 -20.45% 6

For the 6 months to 6 May 2021, 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.

1 182 (53.53%) Python
2 156 (45.88%) Degree
3 137 (40.29%) Algorithms
4 124 (36.47%) C++
5 123 (36.18%) Simulink
6 120 (35.29%) Mathematics
7 103 (30.29%) Physics
8 100 (29.41%) Signal Processing
9 98 (28.82%) Software Engineering
10 90 (26.47%) Systems Engineering
11 84 (24.71%) Social Skills
11 84 (24.71%) C
12 83 (24.41%) Machine Learning
13 81 (23.82%) PhD
14 72 (21.18%) Computer Science
15 66 (19.41%) Security Cleared
16 62 (18.24%) Kalman Filter
17 61 (17.94%) Electronics
18 56 (16.47%) SC Cleared
19 51 (15.00%) Mentoring
20 50 (14.71%) R
21 49 (14.41%) Validation
22 48 (14.12%) Firmware
22 48 (14.12%) SQL
23 44 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
24 43 (12.65%) Software Testing
25 41 (12.06%) Rational Rhapsody
26 40 (11.76%) Computer Vision
26 40 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
26 40 (11.76%) Stateflow

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 6 (1.76%) SAS
2 3 (0.88%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.29%) Apache
3 1 (0.29%) Confluence
3 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 123 (36.18%) Simulink
2 40 (11.76%) Stateflow
3 11 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (1.76%) Zemax
6 5 (1.47%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.29%) EViews
7 1 (0.29%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.12%) Azure
2 13 (3.82%) AWS
3 11 (3.24%) GCP
4 9 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (2.65%) SaaS
5 5 (1.47%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.59%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.29%) Wireless
2 30 (8.82%) DVB
2 30 (8.82%) MIMO
2 30 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
3 17 (5.00%) PPP
4 5 (1.47%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.88%) Software-Defined Radio
6 2 (0.59%) 3GPP
6 2 (0.59%) 5G
6 2 (0.59%) 802.11
6 2 (0.59%) Broadband
6 2 (0.59%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.59%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.59%) VSAT
7 1 (0.29%) 2G
7 1 (0.29%) 3G
7 1 (0.29%) 4G
7 1 (0.29%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.18%) Tableau
2 14 (4.12%) Data Mining
3 10 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (2.65%) Big Data
4 9 (2.65%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.06%) Blockchain
6 6 (1.76%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.47%) Power BI
8 4 (1.18%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 4 (1.18%) Looker
8 4 (1.18%) NewSQL
8 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.59%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.59%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.59%) Snowflake Schema
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.29%) MySQL
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (12.06%) Rational Rhapsody
2 36 (10.59%) Rational DOORS
3 19 (5.59%) LabVIEW
4 15 (4.41%) Jenkins
5 13 (3.82%) Rational Team Concert
6 9 (2.65%) GitLab
7 7 (2.06%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.88%) JIRA
9 2 (0.59%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.59%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.59%) VisualWorks
10 1 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 84 (24.71%) Social Skills
2 61 (17.94%) Electronics
3 28 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (7.94%) Games
5 21 (6.18%) Avionics
5 21 (6.18%) Finance
5 21 (6.18%) Military
6 19 (5.59%) Aerospace
7 18 (5.29%) Presentation Skills
8 14 (4.12%) Automotive
9 12 (3.53%) Front Office
9 12 (3.53%) Manufacturing
10 10 (2.94%) Law
11 8 (2.35%) Marketing
12 7 (2.06%) Telecoms
13 4 (1.18%) Banking
14 3 (0.88%) Influencing Skills
14 3 (0.88%) Retail
15 2 (0.59%) Organisational Skills
15 2 (0.59%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 93 (27.35%) Systems Engineer
2 32 (9.41%) DSP Engineer
3 31 (9.12%) Algorithm Engineer
4 30 (8.82%) DSP Algorithm Engineer
4 30 (8.82%) Senior Algorithm Engineer
4 30 (8.82%) Senior DSP Engineer
4 30 (8.82%) Wireless Engineer
5 28 (8.24%) Developer
6 26 (7.65%) Software Engineer
7 25 (7.35%) Electronics Engineer
8 20 (5.88%) Data Scientist
9 17 (5.00%) Computer Engineer
9 17 (5.00%) Computer Vision Engineer
9 17 (5.00%) RF Engineer
10 15 (4.41%) Embedded Engineer
10 15 (4.41%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 13 (3.82%) Analyst
12 12 (3.53%) Control Systems Engineer
13 10 (2.94%) Architect
14 9 (2.65%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.59%) TensorFlow
2 34 (10.00%) PyTorch
3 27 (7.94%) OpenCV
4 24 (7.06%) .NET
5 7 (2.06%) FIX Protocol
5 7 (2.06%) J2SE
5 7 (2.06%) JSON
5 7 (2.06%) Swing
5 7 (2.06%) WebSockets
6 5 (1.47%) Babylonjs
6 5 (1.47%) Unreal Engine
7 4 (1.18%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.18%) CSS
7 4 (1.18%) HTML
8 3 (0.88%) NumPy
9 2 (0.59%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.59%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.59%) Pandas
9 2 (0.59%) PySpark
9 2 (0.59%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 137 (40.29%) Algorithms
2 38 (11.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 38 (11.18%) Robotics
3 37 (10.88%) Smartphone
4 22 (6.47%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
6 10 (2.94%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.65%) Derivative
7 9 (2.65%) Market Risk
8 7 (2.06%) Acoustics
8 7 (2.06%) Analogue Electronics
9 5 (1.47%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (1.47%) Renewable Energy
9 5 (1.47%) SIMD
10 4 (1.18%) Analytical Mindset
10 4 (1.18%) Mobile Games
11 3 (0.88%) Equities
11 3 (0.88%) FMCG
12 2 (0.59%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.35%) Linux
2 14 (4.12%) Windows
3 5 (1.47%) Android
3 5 (1.47%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.59%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (35.29%) Mathematics
2 103 (30.29%) Physics
3 100 (29.41%) Signal Processing
4 98 (28.82%) Software Engineering
5 90 (26.47%) Systems Engineering
6 83 (24.41%) Machine Learning
7 72 (21.18%) Computer Science
8 62 (18.24%) Kalman Filter
9 51 (15.00%) Mentoring
10 49 (14.41%) Validation
11 44 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
12 43 (12.65%) Software Testing
13 40 (11.76%) Computer Vision
13 40 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
14 39 (11.47%) Technical Leadership
15 38 (11.18%) Artificial Intelligence
16 37 (10.88%) Project Management
17 36 (10.59%) Customer Requirements
17 36 (10.59%) Data Analysis
18 34 (10.00%) Support Vector Machines
Programming Languages
1 182 (53.53%) Python
2 124 (36.47%) C++
3 84 (24.71%) C
4 50 (14.71%) R
5 48 (14.12%) SQL
6 37 (10.88%) C#
7 32 (9.41%) Java
8 23 (6.76%) VBA
9 18 (5.29%) Fortran
10 15 (4.41%) Ada
11 9 (2.65%) VB.NET
12 8 (2.35%) VB
13 7 (2.06%) Bash Shell
13 7 (2.06%) JavaScript
14 6 (1.76%) Scala
14 6 (1.76%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.88%) Embedded C
15 3 (0.88%) Embedded C++
16 2 (0.59%) Smalltalk
17 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 156 (45.88%) Degree
2 81 (23.82%) PhD
3 66 (19.41%) Security Cleared
4 56 (16.47%) SC Cleared
5 14 (4.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (3.24%) Chartered Engineer
7 10 (2.94%) Master's Degree
8 9 (2.65%) DV Cleared
8 9 (2.65%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (1.47%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.82%) MISRA
2 11 (3.24%) Def Stans
3 8 (2.35%) Basel II
3 8 (2.35%) CRD IV
4 2 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.59%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 48 (14.12%) Firmware
2 4 (1.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (2.65%) Ansible
1 9 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (2.65%) Puppet
1 9 (2.65%) Terraform
2 5 (1.47%) Sonobuoy
Vendors
1 18 (5.29%) Instagram
2 11 (3.24%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.65%) Google
4 8 (2.35%) IBM
4 8 (2.35%) MathWorks
5 6 (1.76%) Agilent
6 5 (1.47%) Oracle
7 4 (1.18%) SAP
8 3 (0.88%) Keysight
9 2 (0.59%) Xilinx
10 1 (0.29%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.29%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.29%) Parasoft