Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

MathWorks MATLAB
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 583 579 601
Rank change year-on-year -4 +22 -63
Permanent jobs citing MATLAB 239 501 626
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.41% 0.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.57% 0.75% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 152 346 492
Median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £35,250 £32,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% - -

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 42,044 66,803 82,669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.75% 54.10% 54.98%
Number of salaries quoted 35,093 55,653 69,148
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
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 25 February 2021.

Salary histogram for MATLAB in the UK

MATLAB
Top 16 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 25 February 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 +18 216 £60,000 +18.81% 119
UK excluding London +30 201 £55,000 +22.22% 116
East of England +96 60 £51,000 +2.00% 27
South West +60 50 £50,000 +2.04% 15
Work from Home -72 35 £70,000 +7.69% 8
South East -3 33 £55,000 +22.22% 38
London +85 31 £65,000 -10.34% 12
North of England +73 24 £70,000 +85.90% 10
Midlands +41 18 £42,500 - 17
Yorkshire +63 16 £70,000 +100.00% 2
West Midlands +42 13 £42,500 - 10
Scotland +2 13 £32,500 -21.09% 5
North West +53 7 £41,250 +9.55% 7
East Midlands +44 5 £75,000 +85.19% 7
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
North East - 1 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 119 (49.79%) Python
2 87 (36.40%) Degree
3 85 (35.56%) Algorithms
4 83 (34.73%) Mathematics
4 83 (34.73%) C++
4 83 (34.73%) Simulink
5 70 (29.29%) C
6 65 (27.20%) Physics
7 60 (25.10%) Systems Engineering
8 57 (23.85%) Machine Learning
9 56 (23.43%) PhD
10 55 (23.01%) Signal Processing
10 55 (23.01%) Software Engineering
11 51 (21.34%) Security Cleared
12 46 (19.25%) Electronics
13 43 (17.99%) SC Cleared
13 43 (17.99%) Artificial Intelligence
14 40 (16.74%) R
15 39 (16.32%) Validation
16 37 (15.48%) C#
17 36 (15.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 34 (14.23%) Data Analysis
18 34 (14.23%) Computer Vision
19 33 (13.81%) Problem-Solving
19 33 (13.81%) Agile Software Development
20 32 (13.39%) Computer Science
20 32 (13.39%) Deep Learning
21 30 (12.55%) SQL
22 29 (12.13%) Firmware
23 28 (11.72%) 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 9 (3.77%) SAS
2 4 (1.67%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 83 (34.73%) Simulink
2 28 (11.72%) Stateflow
3 11 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (1.67%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.42%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.42%) Mathcad
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.77%) Azure
2 7 (2.93%) AWS
2 7 (2.93%) GCP
2 7 (2.93%) SaaS
3 4 (1.67%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.46%) Wireless
2 21 (8.79%) Wi-Fi
3 16 (6.69%) DVB
3 16 (6.69%) MIMO
4 9 (3.77%) Bluetooth
5 6 (2.51%) Ethernet
5 6 (2.51%) Internet
6 5 (2.09%) 5G
6 5 (2.09%) Broadband
6 5 (2.09%) Software-Defined Radio
6 5 (2.09%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.09%) VSAT
7 4 (1.67%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.28%) Tableau
2 10 (4.18%) Big Data
3 8 (3.35%) Data Mining
4 7 (2.93%) Blockchain
5 6 (2.51%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.67%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.67%) Looker
6 4 (1.67%) Power BI
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.42%) DTS
8 1 (0.42%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (9.62%) Rational DOORS
2 20 (8.37%) Rational Rhapsody
3 17 (7.11%) LabVIEW
4 7 (2.93%) Rational Team Concert
5 6 (2.51%) Git (software)
6 5 (2.09%) JIRA
7 3 (1.26%) VisualWorks
8 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.42%) Subversion
General
1 46 (19.25%) Electronics
2 22 (9.21%) Aerospace
3 19 (7.95%) Games
3 19 (7.95%) Military
4 18 (7.53%) Avionics
5 17 (7.11%) Finance
6 13 (5.44%) Front Office
7 11 (4.60%) Law
8 10 (4.18%) Automotive
8 10 (4.18%) Banking
9 8 (3.35%) Telecoms
10 6 (2.51%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.84%) Advertising
11 2 (0.84%) Marketing
11 2 (0.84%) Public Sector
12 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (21.76%) Systems Engineer
2 23 (9.62%) Software Engineer
3 20 (8.37%) DSP Engineer
4 17 (7.11%) Developer
4 17 (7.11%) Senior DSP Engineer
5 16 (6.69%) Algorithm Engineer
5 16 (6.69%) DSP Algorithm Engineer
5 16 (6.69%) Senior Algorithm Engineer
5 16 (6.69%) Wireless Engineer
6 15 (6.28%) Electronics Engineer
7 14 (5.86%) Data Scientist
7 14 (5.86%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 13 (5.44%) RF Engineer
9 11 (4.60%) Computer Engineer
9 11 (4.60%) Computer Vision Engineer
10 10 (4.18%) Design Engineer
10 10 (4.18%) Embedded Engineer
11 9 (3.77%) Analyst
11 9 (3.77%) Principal Engineer
12 7 (2.93%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.72%) TensorFlow
2 26 (10.88%) PyTorch
3 19 (7.95%) OpenCV
4 14 (5.86%) Natural Language Processing
5 12 (5.02%) .NET
6 7 (2.93%) FIX Protocol
6 7 (2.93%) J2SE
6 7 (2.93%) JSON
6 7 (2.93%) Swing
6 7 (2.93%) WebSockets
7 5 (2.09%) RESTful
8 4 (1.67%) Keras
8 4 (1.67%) NumPy
8 4 (1.67%) scikit-learn
8 4 (1.67%) SciPy
9 3 (1.26%) NetworkX
9 3 (1.26%) PySpark
9 3 (1.26%) Shiny
9 3 (1.26%) SpaCy
9 3 (1.26%) XGBoost
Miscellaneous
1 85 (35.56%) Algorithms
2 36 (15.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 26 (10.88%) Robotics
4 21 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (8.37%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (5.02%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (3.77%) Acoustics
8 7 (2.93%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.51%) Internet of Things
10 5 (2.09%) Analogue Electronics
10 5 (2.09%) Analytical Mindset
10 5 (2.09%) ASIC
10 5 (2.09%) VHDL
11 4 (1.67%) Mobile Games
12 3 (1.26%) Renewable Energy
12 3 (1.26%) User Experience
13 2 (0.84%) 3D Graphics
13 2 (0.84%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.84%) Derivative
13 2 (0.84%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.30%) Linux
2 5 (2.09%) Android
2 5 (2.09%) Windows
3 4 (1.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.42%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (34.73%) Mathematics
2 65 (27.20%) Physics
3 60 (25.10%) Systems Engineering
4 57 (23.85%) Machine Learning
5 55 (23.01%) Signal Processing
5 55 (23.01%) Software Engineering
6 43 (17.99%) Artificial Intelligence
7 39 (16.32%) Validation
8 34 (14.23%) Computer Vision
8 34 (14.23%) Data Analysis
9 33 (13.81%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (13.81%) Problem-Solving
10 32 (13.39%) Computer Science
10 32 (13.39%) Deep Learning
11 27 (11.30%) Kalman Filter
12 24 (10.04%) Customer Requirements
12 24 (10.04%) Data Science
13 23 (9.62%) Neural Network
13 23 (9.62%) Project Management
13 23 (9.62%) Support Vector Machines
Programming Languages
1 119 (49.79%) Python
2 83 (34.73%) C++
3 70 (29.29%) C
4 40 (16.74%) R
5 37 (15.48%) C#
6 30 (12.55%) SQL
7 27 (11.30%) Java
8 19 (7.95%) Fortran
9 11 (4.60%) VBA
10 8 (3.35%) Ada
11 7 (2.93%) Bash Shell
12 6 (2.51%) VB
12 6 (2.51%) VB.NET
13 5 (2.09%) Scala
13 5 (2.09%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.26%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.26%) JavaScript
14 3 (1.26%) Smalltalk
15 2 (0.84%) Embedded C++
16 1 (0.42%) Lua
Qualifications
1 87 (36.40%) Degree
2 56 (23.43%) PhD
3 51 (21.34%) Security Cleared
4 43 (17.99%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.93%) Master's Degree
6 6 (2.51%) Chartered Engineer
6 6 (2.51%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (2.09%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.67%) HNC
9 3 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.51%) MISRA
2 2 (0.84%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.42%) MISRA C
System Software
1 29 (12.13%) Firmware
2 1 (0.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.09%) Sonobuoy
Vendors
1 18 (7.53%) Twitter
2 8 (3.35%) MathWorks
3 5 (2.09%) Xilinx
4 4 (1.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.26%) Agilent
5 3 (1.26%) Cloudera
5 3 (1.26%) Databricks
5 3 (1.26%) Keysight
5 3 (1.26%) SAP
6 1 (0.42%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.42%) EMC
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle