Period
to 27 November 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 27 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

MathWorks MATLAB
UK
6 months to
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 528 574 713
Rank change year-on-year +46 +139 -189
Permanent jobs citing MATLAB 189 577 507
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.43% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.58% 0.79% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 157 398 417
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £86,250 £101,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -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 32,678 72,906 89,470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 59.13% 53.80% 55.20%
Number of salaries quoted 27,995 60,137 74,546
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +54 161 £57,500 +15.00% 91
UK excluding London +60 140 £50,000 +17.65% 90
London +140 47 £85,000 +25.93% 12
South East +106 45 £55,000 +42.86% 25
East of England +129 25 £50,000 - 20
South West +58 19 £50,000 +1.01% 17
Midlands +94 16 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Northern Ireland - 13 £50,000 - 1
Scotland +25 12 £41,250 -2.94% 9
West Midlands +73 10 £35,000 -15.66% 2
Work from Home -18 10 £65,000 - 7
North of England +93 9 £70,000 +85.90% 11
East Midlands +74 6 £75,000 +130.77% 4
Yorkshire +96 4 £70,000 +43.59% 2
North West +73 4 £40,000 +6.23% 8
Wales +48 1 £40,000 -2.44% 1
North East - 1 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 107 (56.61%) Python
2 84 (44.44%) C++
3 63 (33.33%) Algorithms
4 60 (31.75%) C
5 51 (26.98%) Degree
6 48 (25.40%) R
7 45 (23.81%) Mathematics
8 42 (22.22%) Software Engineering
9 40 (21.16%) Machine Learning
10 38 (20.11%) C#
11 37 (19.58%) Finance
11 37 (19.58%) Signal Processing
12 34 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (17.99%) Physics
13 33 (17.46%) Artificial Intelligence
14 32 (16.93%) PhD
15 31 (16.40%) Simulink
15 31 (16.40%) Computer Science
16 30 (15.87%) Statistics
16 30 (15.87%) Data Science
17 29 (15.34%) SQL
18 27 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 27 (14.29%) Analytics
19 26 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
20 25 (13.23%) Electronics
21 23 (12.17%) Data Analysis
21 23 (12.17%) Deep Learning
22 22 (11.64%) Microsoft Excel
23 21 (11.11%) Linux
24 20 (10.58%) .NET

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 16 (8.47%) SAS
2 9 (4.76%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.59%) Confluence
4 2 (1.06%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 31 (16.40%) Simulink
2 22 (11.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (4.23%) Stateflow
5 2 (1.06%) GNU Octave
5 2 (1.06%) Mathcad
5 2 (1.06%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.05%) Azure
2 14 (7.41%) AWS
2 14 (7.41%) GCP
3 9 (4.76%) Power Platform
4 4 (2.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.41%) Wireless
2 11 (5.82%) Internet
3 10 (5.29%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (3.70%) 5G
5 6 (3.17%) Bluetooth
5 6 (3.17%) Ethernet
5 6 (3.17%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.65%) 4G
6 5 (2.65%) Broadband
6 5 (2.65%) Software-Defined Radio
6 5 (2.65%) VSAT
7 4 (2.12%) DVB
7 4 (2.12%) MIMO
8 1 (0.53%) 3G
8 1 (0.53%) TETRA
8 1 (0.53%) Wideband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.99%) Big Data
2 13 (6.88%) Tableau
3 9 (4.76%) Power BI
3 9 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.23%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.12%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.06%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.53%) DTS
8 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.29%) JIRA
2 10 (5.29%) LabVIEW
3 5 (2.65%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.65%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (1.59%) Redmine
5 2 (1.06%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (1.06%) RStudio
5 2 (1.06%) VisualWorks
6 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.53%) MagicDraw
6 1 (0.53%) PyCharm
6 1 (0.53%) Subversion
6 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 37 (19.58%) Finance
2 25 (13.23%) Electronics
3 19 (10.05%) Aerospace
4 15 (7.94%) Automotive
5 14 (7.41%) Banking
6 10 (5.29%) Front Office
6 10 (5.29%) Military
7 8 (4.23%) Telecoms
8 7 (3.70%) Games
8 7 (3.70%) Law
9 6 (3.17%) Advertising
10 5 (2.65%) Avionics
11 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 2 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (10.58%) Developer
2 19 (10.05%) Software Engineer
3 15 (7.94%) Analyst
4 14 (7.41%) Data Scientist
4 14 (7.41%) Embedded Engineer
4 14 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
5 12 (6.35%) Design Engineer
6 9 (4.76%) Hardware Engineer
6 9 (4.76%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 9 (4.76%) Test Engineer
7 8 (4.23%) Data Manager
7 8 (4.23%) Senior Manager
7 8 (4.23%) Software Developer
8 7 (3.70%) Data Science Manager
8 7 (3.70%) DevOps Developer
8 7 (3.70%) DSP Engineer
9 6 (3.17%) C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (3.17%) Cryptography Engineer
9 6 (3.17%) Data Science Director
9 6 (3.17%) MATLAB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.58%) .NET
2 16 (8.47%) TensorFlow
3 14 (7.41%) NumPy
3 14 (7.41%) PyTorch
4 13 (6.88%) SciPy
5 12 (6.35%) RESTful
5 12 (6.35%) scikit-learn
6 11 (5.82%) Natural Language Processing
7 10 (5.29%) Keras
8 9 (4.76%) Matplotlib
8 9 (4.76%) Pandas
9 8 (4.23%) NetworkX
9 8 (4.23%) PySpark
9 8 (4.23%) Shiny
9 8 (4.23%) SpaCy
9 8 (4.23%) XGBoost
10 5 (2.65%) OpenCV
10 5 (2.65%) WinForms
10 5 (2.65%) WPF
11 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 63 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 27 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 16 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.35%) Embedded Systems
5 11 (5.82%) Internet of Things
6 10 (5.29%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (4.76%) Fixed Income
8 7 (3.70%) ASIC
8 7 (3.70%) Derivative
8 7 (3.70%) Hedge funds
8 7 (3.70%) Industry 4.0
9 6 (3.17%) OTC Derivatives
9 6 (3.17%) Smart City
10 5 (2.65%) Analogue Electronics
10 5 (2.65%) Renewable Energy
10 5 (2.65%) VHDL
11 4 (2.12%) Acoustics
11 4 (2.12%) Data Structures
11 4 (2.12%) Equities
11 4 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.11%) Linux
2 13 (6.88%) Windows
3 5 (2.65%) Android
4 3 (1.59%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (23.81%) Mathematics
2 42 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 40 (21.16%) Machine Learning
4 37 (19.58%) Signal Processing
5 34 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (17.99%) Physics
6 33 (17.46%) Artificial Intelligence
7 31 (16.40%) Computer Science
8 30 (15.87%) Data Science
8 30 (15.87%) Statistics
9 27 (14.29%) Analytics
10 26 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (12.17%) Data Analysis
11 23 (12.17%) Deep Learning
12 20 (10.58%) Computer Vision
12 20 (10.58%) Validation
13 18 (9.52%) Visualisation
14 16 (8.47%) ETL
15 15 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (7.94%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 107 (56.61%) Python
2 84 (44.44%) C++
3 60 (31.75%) C
4 48 (25.40%) R
5 38 (20.11%) C#
6 29 (15.34%) SQL
7 15 (7.94%) VBA
8 14 (7.41%) Java
9 6 (3.17%) VB
10 4 (2.12%) Embedded C++
10 4 (2.12%) Fortran
10 4 (2.12%) Scala
11 3 (1.59%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.59%) Embedded C
11 3 (1.59%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.59%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.59%) Ruby
11 3 (1.59%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.06%) Assembly Language
12 2 (1.06%) Smalltalk
Qualifications
1 51 (26.98%) Degree
2 32 (16.93%) PhD
3 20 (10.58%) Security Cleared
4 15 (7.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (7.41%) Master's Degree
5 14 (7.41%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.12%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.53%) HND
7 1 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.17%) QA
2 5 (2.65%) ISO 26262
3 2 (1.06%) MISRA
4 1 (0.53%) MISRA C
System Software
1 16 (8.47%) Firmware
2 4 (2.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (6.35%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.23%) Cloudera
2 8 (4.23%) Databricks
3 6 (3.17%) Bloomberg
3 6 (3.17%) Xilinx
4 3 (1.59%) Agilent
4 3 (1.59%) Keysight
5 2 (1.06%) QNX
6 1 (0.53%) Altera
6 1 (0.53%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.53%) Cadence
6 1 (0.53%) EMC
6 1 (0.53%) MathWorks
6 1 (0.53%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (0.53%) Synopsys