Period
to 21 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Natural Language Processing (NLP)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 656 776 1004
Rank change year-on-year +120 +228 +40
Permanent jobs citing Natural Language Processing 618 483 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.85% 0.66% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 524 425 243
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 £34,500 £37,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £108,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £68,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +52.22% -5.26% +15.15%

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 72598 73664 82620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.13% 39.00% 38.02%
Number of salaries quoted 60360 63976 70627
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
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 21 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 21 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 +125 608 £62,500 +4.17% 70
London +89 459 £62,500 +4.17% 57
UK excluding London +50 155 £68,500 +52.22% 13
South East +58 76 £70,000 +7.69% 3
East of England +20 40 £50,000 +11.11% 4
South West +21 14 £55,000 +29.41% 3
North of England +14 10 £42,500 +41.67% 1
Midlands +41 8 £38,000 - 2
North West +1 8 £42,500 +41.67% 1
West Midlands +15 4 £54,000 - 2
Scotland -17 4 £110,000 +144.44%
East Midlands - 4 £22,500 -
Wales 0 3 £49,700 +98.80%
Yorkshire - 1 £50,000 -
North East - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 511 (82.69%) Machine Learning
2 438 (70.87%) Python
3 239 (38.67%) Artificial Intelligence
4 205 (33.17%) Algorithms
5 203 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
6 183 (29.61%) Apache Spark
7 181 (29.29%) Java
8 175 (28.32%) PhD
9 172 (27.83%) Big Data
10 171 (27.67%) Finance
11 150 (24.27%) Deep Learning
12 147 (23.79%) SQL
13 141 (22.82%) R
14 137 (22.17%) Computer Science
15 136 (22.01%) Analytics
16 131 (21.20%) Software Engineering
17 127 (20.55%) Degree
18 109 (17.64%) Hadoop
18 109 (17.64%) Analytical Skills
19 108 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
19 108 (17.48%) Mathematics
20 102 (16.50%) Statistics
21 101 (16.34%) C++
22 100 (16.18%) Neural Network
22 100 (16.18%) TensorFlow
23 99 (16.02%) JavaScript
24 96 (15.53%) Docker
25 87 (14.08%) Cybersecurity
26 86 (13.92%) Legal
27 83 (13.43%) Cyberthreat

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
1 183 (29.61%) Apache Spark
2 44 (7.12%) Elasticsearch
3 33 (5.34%) Apache
4 28 (4.53%) SAS
5 21 (3.40%) Apache Solr
6 15 (2.43%) MS Exchange
7 9 (1.46%) Apache Pig
7 9 (1.46%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.29%) Jetty
9 5 (0.81%) nginx
10 4 (0.65%) DNN
11 3 (0.49%) MediaWiki
11 3 (0.49%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.49%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.32%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.32%) Tornado
13 1 (0.16%) Amazon Alexa
Applications
1 15 (2.43%) Chatbot
2 14 (2.27%) SPSS
3 12 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.49%) Pipeline Pilot
4 3 (0.49%) S-PLUS
4 3 (0.49%) Stata
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 108 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (6.63%) Google Cloud Platform
3 19 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.78%) SaaS
5 10 (1.62%) Amazon EMR
5 10 (1.62%) Azure Machine Learning
6 9 (1.46%) GitHub
7 5 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.65%) Dialogflow
8 4 (0.65%) Office 365
9 3 (0.49%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.62%) SMTP
2 4 (0.65%) DAB
2 4 (0.65%) Internet
2 4 (0.65%) LAN
3 2 (0.32%) Network Security
4 1 (0.16%) HTTP
4 1 (0.16%) Skype
4 1 (0.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (27.83%) Big Data
2 109 (17.64%) Hadoop
3 82 (13.27%) PostgreSQL
4 57 (9.22%) Data Mining
5 50 (8.09%) MongoDB
6 42 (6.80%) Apache Cassandra
7 37 (5.99%) NoSQL
7 37 (5.99%) Text Mining
8 29 (4.69%) Apache Hive
9 24 (3.88%) Relational Database
10 23 (3.72%) Neo4j
11 18 (2.91%) MySQL
12 16 (2.59%) HBase
13 14 (2.27%) Amazon Redshift
14 10 (1.62%) RDBMS
15 9 (1.46%) Mahout
15 9 (1.46%) Redis
16 8 (1.29%) BigQuery
17 7 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
17 7 (1.13%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 37 (5.99%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.43%) Jenkins
2 15 (2.43%) Selenium
3 10 (1.62%) JUnit
3 10 (1.62%) Subversion
4 8 (1.29%) JIRA
5 7 (1.13%) IntelliJ
6 5 (0.81%) Codeception
6 5 (0.81%) Gradle
6 5 (0.81%) Maven
6 5 (0.81%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.49%) Bugzilla
7 3 (0.49%) Buildbot
7 3 (0.49%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.49%) FindBugs
7 3 (0.49%) Log4j
7 3 (0.49%) Mercurial
7 3 (0.49%) Mockito
7 3 (0.49%) PhantomJS
7 3 (0.49%) SCons
General
1 171 (27.67%) Finance
2 86 (13.92%) Legal
3 29 (4.69%) Marketing
4 25 (4.05%) Banking
5 24 (3.88%) Games
6 19 (3.07%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.94%) Publishing
7 12 (1.94%) Retail
8 10 (1.62%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.46%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.46%) Law
10 8 (1.29%) Automotive
11 7 (1.13%) Advertising
11 7 (1.13%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.65%) Electronics
13 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.16%) Digital Economy
14 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 158 (25.57%) Data Scientist
2 101 (16.34%) Developer
3 69 (11.17%) Machine Learning Engineer
4 52 (8.41%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 47 (7.61%) Software Engineer
6 46 (7.44%) Python Developer
7 32 (5.18%) Senior Data Scientist
8 28 (4.53%) Senior Developer
9 27 (4.37%) Java Developer
10 25 (4.05%) Data Engineer
11 20 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
11 20 (3.24%) Software Developer
12 19 (3.07%) Machine Learning Developer
13 18 (2.91%) Machine Learning Researcher
14 17 (2.75%) Senior Software Engineer
15 15 (2.43%) Development Manager
16 14 (2.27%) Consultant
16 14 (2.27%) Senior Java Developer
17 13 (2.10%) Junior
17 13 (2.10%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (16.18%) TensorFlow
2 53 (8.58%) Kafka
3 40 (6.47%) Node.js
4 39 (6.31%) Theano
5 34 (5.50%) React
6 33 (5.34%) .NET
7 31 (5.02%) AngularJS
7 31 (5.02%) RabbitMQ
7 31 (5.02%) Web Services
8 30 (4.85%) Django
9 28 (4.53%) scikit-learn
10 24 (3.88%) Keras
11 20 (3.24%) Flask
12 19 (3.07%) REST
13 18 (2.91%) Lucene
14 17 (2.75%) RESTful
15 16 (2.59%) CSS
15 16 (2.59%) Pandas
16 15 (2.43%) NumPy
17 13 (2.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 205 (33.17%) Algorithms
2 137 (22.17%) Computer Science
3 109 (17.64%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (13.43%) Cyberthreat
5 46 (7.44%) Fintech
6 37 (5.99%) Greenfield Project
7 34 (5.50%) Clustering
8 28 (4.53%) User Experience
9 13 (2.10%) Data Structures
9 13 (2.10%) Hedge funds
10 12 (1.94%) Social Media
11 11 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.78%) Social Network
12 8 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (1.13%) Augmented Reality
13 7 (1.13%) Linked Data
13 7 (1.13%) Minimum Viable Product
14 6 (0.97%) Life Science
14 6 (0.97%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.97%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 47 (7.61%) Linux
2 12 (1.94%) Unix
3 8 (1.29%) Apple iOS
4 6 (0.97%) Windows
5 5 (0.81%) Android
6 4 (0.65%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.16%) CentOS
7 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (82.69%) Machine Learning
2 239 (38.67%) Artificial Intelligence
3 203 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
4 150 (24.27%) Deep Learning
5 136 (22.01%) Analytics
6 131 (21.20%) Software Engineering
7 108 (17.48%) Mathematics
8 102 (16.50%) Statistics
9 100 (16.18%) Neural Network
10 87 (14.08%) Cybersecurity
11 80 (12.94%) Data Protection
11 80 (12.94%) Physics
12 76 (12.30%) Information Security
13 68 (11.00%) TDD
14 65 (10.52%) DevOps
15 63 (10.19%) Microservices
16 57 (9.22%) Computer Vision
17 55 (8.90%) Visualisation
18 51 (8.25%) Open Source
19 50 (8.09%) Bayesian Methods
Programming Languages
1 438 (70.87%) Python
2 181 (29.29%) Java
3 147 (23.79%) SQL
4 141 (22.82%) R
5 101 (16.34%) C++
6 99 (16.02%) JavaScript
7 83 (13.43%) Scala
8 67 (10.84%) Ruby
9 56 (9.06%) MATLAB
10 48 (7.77%) C
11 42 (6.80%) C#
12 23 (3.72%) Go
13 21 (3.40%) Julia
14 20 (3.24%) Shell Script
15 11 (1.78%) VB.NET
16 9 (1.46%) PHP
17 6 (0.97%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.97%) Elixir
18 5 (0.81%) Clojure
18 5 (0.81%) XPath
Qualifications
1 175 (28.32%) PhD
2 127 (20.55%) Degree
3 33 (5.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (3.40%) Master's Degree
5 17 (2.75%) Security Cleared
6 12 (1.94%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.46%) Postgraduate
8 4 (0.65%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.43%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.65%) QA
3 3 (0.49%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.16%) GDPR
4 1 (0.16%) PMO
4 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 96 (15.53%) Docker
2 6 (0.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.65%) HDFS
4 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 61 (9.87%) Kubernetes
2 21 (3.40%) Ansible
3 13 (2.10%) Puppet
3 13 (2.10%) Terraform
4 4 (0.65%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.16%) Oozie
Vendors
1 60 (9.71%) Microsoft
2 54 (8.74%) Google
3 23 (3.72%) IBM
4 13 (2.10%) Cloudera
4 13 (2.10%) VMware
5 12 (1.94%) Adobe
6 11 (1.78%) Oracle
6 11 (1.78%) Tableau
7 7 (1.13%) Twitter
8 5 (0.81%) Adthena
9 4 (0.65%) Dell
9 4 (0.65%) Hortonworks
10 3 (0.49%) Greenplum
10 3 (0.49%) MapR
10 3 (0.49%) SAP
10 3 (0.49%) Splunk
11 1 (0.16%) Facebook
11 1 (0.16%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.16%) RapidMiner
11 1 (0.16%) Yahoo!