Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Natural Language Processing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Natural Language Processing over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Natural Language Processing (NLP)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 670 769 999
Rank change year-on-year +99 +230 +26
Permanent jobs citing Natural Language Processing 603 499 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.83% 0.67% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 511 438 241
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -8.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £40,000 £34,850 £37,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £105,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £68,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +52.22% -5.26% +11.76%

Natural Language Processing is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 72262 74099 83263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.11% 38.97% 37.97%
Number of salaries quoted 60024 64274 71181
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

Natural Language Processing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Natural Language Processing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Natural Language Processing in the UK

Natural Language Processing
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Natural Language Processing in the UK

Natural Language Processing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Natural Language Processing over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Natural Language Processing in the UK

Natural Language Processing
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Natural Language Processing within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 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 +122 593 £62,500 +5.93% 43
London +66 449 £62,500 +4.17% 28
UK excluding London +54 151 £68,500 +52.22% 14
South East +48 76 £70,000 +7.69% 4
East of England +17 36 £50,000 +11.11% 2
South West +16 14 £55,000 +22.22% 3
North of England +1 10 £42,500 +41.67% 2
Midlands +50 8 £38,000 - 3
North West -5 8 £42,500 +41.67% 1
West Midlands +15 4 £54,000 - 3
Scotland -2 4 £110,000 +144.44%
East Midlands - 4 £22,500 -
Wales +6 3 £49,700 +98.80%
North East - 1 £40,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £50,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Natural Language Processing 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 Natural Language Processing.

1 499 (82.75%) Machine Learning
2 423 (70.15%) Python
3 234 (38.81%) Artificial Intelligence
4 201 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 200 (33.17%) Algorithms
6 179 (29.68%) Apache Spark
7 174 (28.86%) Java
8 171 (28.36%) Big Data
9 165 (27.36%) PhD
9 165 (27.36%) Finance
10 145 (24.05%) SQL
11 143 (23.71%) Deep Learning
12 135 (22.39%) R
13 133 (22.06%) Analytics
13 133 (22.06%) Computer Science
14 131 (21.72%) Software Engineering
15 123 (20.40%) Degree
16 106 (17.58%) Hadoop
16 106 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
17 104 (17.25%) Amazon AWS
17 104 (17.25%) Mathematics
18 99 (16.42%) TensorFlow
19 97 (16.09%) Statistics
19 97 (16.09%) JavaScript
20 96 (15.92%) Neural Network
21 95 (15.75%) C++
22 94 (15.59%) Docker
23 85 (14.10%) Cybersecurity
24 84 (13.93%) Legal
25 82 (13.60%) Scala

Natural Language Processing
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
1 179 (29.68%) Apache Spark
2 43 (7.13%) Elasticsearch
3 32 (5.31%) Apache
4 28 (4.64%) SAS
5 21 (3.48%) Apache Solr
6 15 (2.49%) MS Exchange
7 9 (1.49%) Apache Pig
7 9 (1.49%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.33%) Jetty
9 5 (0.83%) nginx
10 4 (0.66%) DNN
11 3 (0.50%) MediaWiki
11 3 (0.50%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.50%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.33%) Amazon Alexa
12 2 (0.33%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.33%) Tornado
Applications
1 14 (2.32%) Chatbot
1 14 (2.32%) SPSS
2 12 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.50%) Pipeline Pilot
4 3 (0.50%) S-PLUS
4 3 (0.50%) Stata
5 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 104 (17.25%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (6.80%) Google Cloud Platform
3 18 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.82%) SaaS
5 10 (1.66%) Amazon EMR
6 9 (1.49%) Azure Machine Learning
6 9 (1.49%) GitHub
7 5 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.66%) Office 365
9 3 (0.50%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 3 (0.50%) Dialogflow
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.66%) SMTP
2 4 (0.66%) DAB
2 4 (0.66%) Internet
2 4 (0.66%) LAN
3 1 (0.17%) HTTP
3 1 (0.17%) Network Security
3 1 (0.17%) Skype
3 1 (0.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (28.36%) Big Data
2 106 (17.58%) Hadoop
3 80 (13.27%) PostgreSQL
4 54 (8.96%) Data Mining
5 48 (7.96%) MongoDB
6 42 (6.97%) Apache Cassandra
7 37 (6.14%) Text Mining
8 35 (5.80%) NoSQL
9 29 (4.81%) Apache Hive
10 23 (3.81%) Relational Database
11 22 (3.65%) Neo4j
12 18 (2.99%) MySQL
13 16 (2.65%) HBase
14 14 (2.32%) Amazon Redshift
15 9 (1.49%) Mahout
15 9 (1.49%) RDBMS
15 9 (1.49%) Redis
16 8 (1.33%) BigQuery
17 7 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
17 7 (1.16%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 36 (5.97%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.49%) Selenium
3 14 (2.32%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.66%) JUnit
4 10 (1.66%) Subversion
5 9 (1.49%) JIRA
6 7 (1.16%) IntelliJ
7 5 (0.83%) Codeception
7 5 (0.83%) Gradle
7 5 (0.83%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.66%) Maven
9 3 (0.50%) Bugzilla
9 3 (0.50%) Buildbot
9 3 (0.50%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.50%) FindBugs
9 3 (0.50%) Log4j
9 3 (0.50%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.50%) Mockito
9 3 (0.50%) PhantomJS
9 3 (0.50%) SCons
General
1 165 (27.36%) Finance
2 84 (13.93%) Legal
3 30 (4.98%) Marketing
4 25 (4.15%) Banking
5 24 (3.98%) Games
6 19 (3.15%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.99%) Retail
8 11 (1.82%) Publishing
9 10 (1.66%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 9 (1.49%) Law
11 8 (1.33%) Automotive
12 7 (1.16%) Advertising
12 7 (1.16%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.83%) Electronics
14 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.33%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.17%) Digital Economy
15 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 156 (25.87%) Data Scientist
2 96 (15.92%) Developer
3 68 (11.28%) Machine Learning Engineer
4 50 (8.29%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 47 (7.79%) Software Engineer
6 44 (7.30%) Python Developer
7 33 (5.47%) Senior Data Scientist
8 28 (4.64%) Senior Developer
9 27 (4.48%) Java Developer
10 24 (3.98%) Data Engineer
11 20 (3.32%) Software Developer
12 18 (2.99%) DevOps Engineer
13 17 (2.82%) Machine Learning Researcher
13 17 (2.82%) Senior Software Engineer
14 16 (2.65%) Machine Learning Developer
15 15 (2.49%) Development Manager
16 14 (2.32%) Consultant
16 14 (2.32%) Senior Java Developer
17 13 (2.16%) Big Data Engineer
17 13 (2.16%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (16.42%) TensorFlow
2 53 (8.79%) Kafka
3 39 (6.47%) Theano
4 38 (6.30%) Node.js
5 33 (5.47%) .NET
5 33 (5.47%) React
6 31 (5.14%) AngularJS
6 31 (5.14%) Web Services
7 29 (4.81%) Django
7 29 (4.81%) RabbitMQ
7 29 (4.81%) scikit-learn
8 24 (3.98%) Keras
9 20 (3.32%) Flask
10 19 (3.15%) Lucene
10 19 (3.15%) REST
11 17 (2.82%) RESTful
12 16 (2.65%) CSS
13 15 (2.49%) Pandas
14 14 (2.32%) NumPy
15 13 (2.16%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 200 (33.17%) Algorithms
2 133 (22.06%) Computer Science
3 106 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
4 81 (13.43%) Cyberthreat
5 45 (7.46%) Fintech
6 36 (5.97%) Greenfield Project
7 34 (5.64%) Clustering
8 27 (4.48%) User Experience
9 13 (2.16%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.82%) Hedge funds
10 11 (1.82%) Social Media
11 10 (1.66%) Social Network
12 8 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (1.16%) Augmented Reality
13 7 (1.16%) Linked Data
13 7 (1.16%) Minimum Viable Product
14 6 (1.00%) Life Science
14 6 (1.00%) Management Information System
14 6 (1.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 45 (7.46%) Linux
2 12 (1.99%) Unix
3 8 (1.33%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.16%) Windows
5 5 (0.83%) Android
6 4 (0.66%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.17%) CentOS
7 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (82.75%) Machine Learning
2 234 (38.81%) Artificial Intelligence
3 201 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (23.71%) Deep Learning
5 133 (22.06%) Analytics
6 131 (21.72%) Software Engineering
7 104 (17.25%) Mathematics
8 97 (16.09%) Statistics
9 96 (15.92%) Neural Network
10 85 (14.10%) Cybersecurity
11 78 (12.94%) Data Protection
12 77 (12.77%) Physics
13 74 (12.27%) Information Security
14 67 (11.11%) TDD
15 63 (10.45%) DevOps
16 60 (9.95%) Microservices
17 57 (9.45%) Computer Vision
18 53 (8.79%) Visualisation
19 50 (8.29%) Open Source
20 48 (7.96%) Bayesian Methods
Programming Languages
1 423 (70.15%) Python
2 174 (28.86%) Java
3 145 (24.05%) SQL
4 135 (22.39%) R
5 97 (16.09%) JavaScript
6 95 (15.75%) C++
7 82 (13.60%) Scala
8 64 (10.61%) Ruby
9 54 (8.96%) MATLAB
10 47 (7.79%) C
11 40 (6.63%) C#
12 20 (3.32%) Go
12 20 (3.32%) Julia
13 18 (2.99%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.82%) VB.NET
15 9 (1.49%) PHP
16 6 (1.00%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.00%) Elixir
17 5 (0.83%) Clojure
17 5 (0.83%) XPath
Qualifications
1 165 (27.36%) PhD
2 123 (20.40%) Degree
3 33 (5.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (3.48%) Master's Degree
5 17 (2.82%) Security Cleared
6 12 (1.99%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.66%) Postgraduate
8 4 (0.66%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.49%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.66%) QA
3 3 (0.50%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.17%) GDPR
4 1 (0.17%) PMO
4 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 94 (15.59%) Docker
2 6 (1.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.66%) HDFS
4 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 59 (9.78%) Kubernetes
2 19 (3.15%) Ansible
3 11 (1.82%) Puppet
3 11 (1.82%) Terraform
4 4 (0.66%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.17%) Oozie
Vendors
1 57 (9.45%) Microsoft
2 54 (8.96%) Google
3 22 (3.65%) IBM
4 12 (1.99%) Adobe
4 12 (1.99%) Cloudera
5 11 (1.82%) Oracle
5 11 (1.82%) Tableau
5 11 (1.82%) VMware
6 7 (1.16%) Twitter
7 5 (0.83%) Adthena
8 4 (0.66%) Dell
8 4 (0.66%) Hortonworks
9 3 (0.50%) Greenplum
9 3 (0.50%) MapR
9 3 (0.50%) SAP
9 3 (0.50%) Splunk
10 1 (0.17%) Facebook
10 1 (0.17%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.17%) RapidMiner
10 1 (0.17%) Yahoo!