Period
to 21 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for ML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited ML over the 6 months to 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ML
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1154 1210 1259
Rank change year-on-year +56 +49 +83
Permanent jobs citing ML 24 12 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.006% 0.020%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.025% 0.012% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 15 12 38
UK median annual salary £70,000 £100,000 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% +21.21% -
10th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £117,500 £112,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary - - £50,000

ML 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 96244 100772 112923
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.29% 52.74% 51.55%
Number of salaries quoted 78895 86894 96467
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%

ML
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ML in the UK

ML
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ML.

Salary trend for ML in the UK

ML
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ML over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for ML in the UK

ML
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ML within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2017. 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 +71 24 £70,000 -30.00%
London +40 23 £70,000 -30.00%
East of England - 1 - -
UK excluding London - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT jobs citing ML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for ML.

1 24 (100.00%) Haskell
2 18 (75.00%) Fintech
3 14 (58.33%) Scala
3 14 (58.33%) Functional Programming
4 13 (54.17%) F#
4 13 (54.17%) Python
5 12 (50.00%) Big Data
6 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (45.83%) OCaml
6 11 (45.83%) Degree
6 11 (45.83%) Computer Science
7 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (41.67%) Open Source
7 10 (41.67%) DSL
7 10 (41.67%) Finance
7 10 (41.67%) PhD
7 10 (41.67%) C
7 10 (41.67%) C++
7 10 (41.67%) Linux
7 10 (41.67%) GitHub
7 10 (41.67%) NoSQL
7 10 (41.67%) Machine Learning
7 10 (41.67%) Clojure
7 10 (41.67%) Node.js
7 10 (41.67%) Go
7 10 (41.67%) Docker
7 10 (41.67%) DevOps
7 10 (41.67%) Scalaz
8 8 (33.33%) Identity Management

ML
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 8 (33.33%) Ethereum
1 8 (33.33%) Hyperledger
2 2 (8.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (41.67%) GitHub
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) DSL
2 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) Big Data
2 10 (41.67%) NoSQL
3 8 (33.33%) Blockchain
3 8 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 8 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) Publishing
3 2 (8.33%) Legal
3 2 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Developer
2 9 (37.50%) Programmer
3 8 (33.33%) C++ Developer
3 8 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
3 8 (33.33%) HTML Developer
3 8 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
3 8 (33.33%) Node.js Developer
3 8 (33.33%) Scala Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Chief Technology Officer
5 1 (4.17%) Data Programmer
5 1 (4.17%) Development Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Embedded Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) IoT Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) Node.js
1 10 (41.67%) Scalaz
2 8 (33.33%) CSS
2 8 (33.33%) CSS3
2 8 (33.33%) HTML
2 8 (33.33%) HTML5
2 8 (33.33%) REST
2 8 (33.33%) Smart Contracts
2 8 (33.33%) WebSockets
3 2 (8.33%) React
3 2 (8.33%) React Native
4 1 (4.17%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 18 (75.00%) Fintech
2 11 (45.83%) Computer Science
3 8 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 8 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Functional Programming
2 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (41.67%) DevOps
3 10 (41.67%) Machine Learning
3 10 (41.67%) Open Source
4 8 (33.33%) Identity Management
4 8 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 8 (33.33%) Microservices
4 8 (33.33%) Open Source Development
4 8 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 8 (33.33%) Scrum
4 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 8 (33.33%) Web Development
5 4 (16.67%) Analytics
5 4 (16.67%) Data Analytics
6 2 (8.33%) BDD
6 2 (8.33%) IT Strategy
6 2 (8.33%) Kanban
6 2 (8.33%) Mobile Development
6 2 (8.33%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) Haskell
2 14 (58.33%) Scala
3 13 (54.17%) F#
3 13 (54.17%) Python
4 11 (45.83%) OCaml
5 10 (41.67%) C
5 10 (41.67%) C++
5 10 (41.67%) Clojure
5 10 (41.67%) Go
6 8 (33.33%) Erlang
6 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 8 (33.33%) Rust
6 8 (33.33%) Solidity
6 8 (33.33%) SQL
7 3 (12.50%) Java
8 2 (8.33%) Ruby
9 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
9 1 (4.17%) Embedded C
9 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++
9 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Degree
2 10 (41.67%) PhD
3 8 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Docker
2 1 (4.17%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) Ansible
1 8 (33.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Bloomberg
1 2 (8.33%) Facebook
1 2 (8.33%) Palantir