Period
to 22 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Physics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Physics over the 6 months to 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Physics
UK
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 381 360 471
Rank change year-on-year -21 +111 +63
Permanent jobs citing Physics 1,406 1,426 1,325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.84% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.93% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,154 1,259 1,121
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,372 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.46% -10.28% +12.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £82,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%

Physics is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 156,079 152,958 180,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.89% 90.52% 89.99%
Number of salaries quoted 125,673 125,376 150,299
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

Physics
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Physics in the UK

Physics
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Physics in the UK

Physics
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Physics over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Physics in the UK

Physics
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Physics within the UK over the 6 months to 22 May 2018. 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 -26 1,343 £47,500 +17.66% 297
UK excluding London -26 829 £37,500 -6.25% 231
London +9 580 £65,000 +23.81% 84
East of England +1 354 £32,500 -7.14% 93
South East +2 264 £45,000 +12.50% 56
Midlands -31 77 £27,500 -26.67% 20
West Midlands -16 57 £27,500 -16.67% 9
Scotland -4 48 £40,000 -20.00% 10
South West -35 43 £42,000 +12.00% 28
North of England -92 37 £40,000 -4.29% 16
East Midlands -33 20 £33,750 -15.63% 11
North West -52 19 £40,388 -3.36% 6
Yorkshire +13 14 £40,000 - 7
Wales +10 6 £37,250 -17.22% 8
North East -25 4 £51,250 +51.85% 3

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, IT jobs citing Physics 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 Physics.

1 1,203 (85.56%) Mathematics
2 1,013 (72.05%) Computer Science
3 786 (55.90%) Degree
4 647 (46.02%) Python
5 587 (41.75%) C++
6 472 (33.57%) Java
7 453 (32.22%) Software Engineering
8 420 (29.87%) PhD
9 342 (24.32%) Finance
10 320 (22.76%) Machine Learning
11 302 (21.48%) SQL
12 295 (20.98%) C
13 294 (20.91%) C#
14 289 (20.55%) Algorithms
15 287 (20.41%) Data Science
16 285 (20.27%) Linux
17 234 (16.64%) Problem-Solving
18 231 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
19 219 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
20 215 (15.29%) Computer Science Degree
21 212 (15.08%) JavaScript
22 202 (14.37%) Artificial Intelligence
23 184 (13.09%) MATLAB
24 180 (12.80%) Analytics
25 173 (12.30%) Statistics
26 154 (10.95%) R
27 149 (10.60%) .NET
28 139 (9.89%) Windows
28 139 (9.89%) Big Data
29 134 (9.53%) HTML

Physics
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 78 (5.55%) Apache Spark
2 21 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (1.42%) Apache
3 20 (1.42%) SAS
4 18 (1.28%) OpenStack
5 9 (0.64%) CMS
6 8 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
6 8 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (0.57%) Umbraco
7 7 (0.50%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.36%) DNN
8 5 (0.36%) Tornado
9 4 (0.28%) nginx
10 3 (0.21%) Confluence
10 3 (0.21%) JBoss
10 3 (0.21%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.14%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.14%) Jupyter
11 2 (0.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.92%) SPSS
3 12 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.78%) Zemax
5 9 (0.64%) GNU Octave
6 8 (0.57%) Simulink
6 8 (0.57%) SOLIDWORKS
7 7 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 6 (0.43%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.28%) Mathematica
10 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.14%) Blender
11 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.14%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.071%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.071%) Maya
12 1 (0.071%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.071%) SPSS Modeler
12 1 (0.071%) Stateflow
12 1 (0.071%) Weka
Business Applications
1 3 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.071%) Relativity
3 1 (0.071%) Ringtail
3 1 (0.071%) Ripple
3 1 (0.071%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 92 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (0.78%) GitHub
5 8 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 7 (0.50%) Google App Engine
6 7 (0.50%) Google Compute Engine
7 5 (0.36%) iTunes
8 4 (0.28%) SaaS
9 3 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.21%) Azure Machine Learning
9 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.14%) Datadog
10 2 (0.14%) Serverless
11 1 (0.071%) AWS Data Pipeline
11 1 (0.071%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.56%) TCP/IP
2 14 (1.00%) DNS
2 14 (1.00%) HTTP
3 11 (0.78%) DHCP
4 10 (0.71%) IPv4
4 10 (0.71%) IPv6
4 10 (0.71%) VLAN
4 10 (0.71%) Wireless
5 8 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (0.57%) Ethernet
6 7 (0.50%) SMS
7 5 (0.36%) DVB
7 5 (0.36%) ICMP
7 5 (0.36%) LTE
8 4 (0.28%) Internet
8 4 (0.28%) NAS
9 3 (0.21%) 3G
9 3 (0.21%) OpenFlow
10 2 (0.14%) Firewall
10 2 (0.14%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (9.89%) Big Data
2 76 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 61 (4.34%) Hadoop
4 58 (4.13%) NoSQL
5 45 (3.20%) Relational Database
6 43 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (1.71%) Data Mining
7 24 (1.71%) MySQL
8 19 (1.35%) Power BI
9 18 (1.28%) MongoDB
9 18 (1.28%) RDBMS
10 17 (1.21%) Redis
11 16 (1.14%) Apache Hive
12 15 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (0.85%) Data Lake
13 12 (0.85%) Text Mining
14 11 (0.78%) Flink
15 10 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
15 10 (0.71%) Blockchain
15 10 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 58 (4.13%) Git (software)
2 48 (3.41%) LabVIEW
3 34 (2.42%) Visual Studio
4 30 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 25 (1.78%) JIRA
6 19 (1.35%) Selenium
7 18 (1.28%) Gradle
8 16 (1.14%) Subversion
9 13 (0.92%) TeamCity
10 12 (0.85%) Maven
11 10 (0.71%) Bugzilla
12 8 (0.57%) Eclipse
12 8 (0.57%) Grunt
13 7 (0.50%) Artifactory
13 7 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (0.50%) Travis CI
14 5 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
15 4 (0.28%) Spinnaker
15 4 (0.28%) WebDriver
15 4 (0.28%) WiX
General
1 342 (24.32%) Finance
2 126 (8.96%) Electronics
3 75 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 72 (5.12%) Banking
5 71 (5.05%) Front Office
6 42 (2.99%) Manufacturing
7 40 (2.84%) Games
7 40 (2.84%) Marketing
8 32 (2.28%) Investment Banking
9 31 (2.20%) Financial Institution
10 28 (1.99%) Retail
11 17 (1.21%) Law
11 17 (1.21%) Publishing
12 14 (1.00%) Automotive
13 13 (0.92%) Advertising
13 13 (0.92%) Aerospace
14 12 (0.85%) Mandarin Language
15 11 (0.78%) Cantonese Language
16 8 (0.57%) Legal
16 8 (0.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 432 (30.73%) Developer
2 325 (23.12%) Graduate
3 304 (21.62%) Software Engineer
4 186 (13.23%) Analyst
5 146 (10.38%) Software Developer
6 140 (9.96%) C++ Software Engineer
7 137 (9.74%) Data Scientist
8 120 (8.53%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 108 (7.68%) Senior Developer
10 107 (7.61%) Graduate Analyst
11 97 (6.90%) C++ Developer
12 88 (6.26%) Graduate Developer
13 85 (6.05%) C Software Engineer
14 71 (5.05%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 67 (4.77%) C/C++ Software Engineer
16 64 (4.55%) Graduate C++ Software Engineer
17 62 (4.41%) Java Developer
18 59 (4.20%) C++ Software Developer
19 56 (3.98%) Graduate Software Developer
20 53 (3.77%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (10.60%) .NET
2 134 (9.53%) HTML
3 75 (5.33%) CSS
4 67 (4.77%) ASP.NET
5 66 (4.69%) HTML5
6 62 (4.41%) Natural Language Processing
7 45 (3.20%) AngularJS
8 42 (2.99%) jQuery
9 41 (2.92%) Node.js
10 38 (2.70%) CSS3
10 38 (2.70%) Web Services
11 35 (2.49%) TensorFlow
11 35 (2.49%) XML
12 34 (2.42%) NumPy
13 31 (2.20%) WPF
14 30 (2.13%) Kafka
15 28 (1.99%) Pandas
15 28 (1.99%) REST
16 27 (1.92%) Ajax
17 26 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1,013 (72.05%) Computer Science
2 289 (20.55%) Algorithms
3 231 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
4 98 (6.97%) Fintech
5 91 (6.47%) Hedge funds
6 77 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
7 55 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
8 49 (3.49%) Equities
9 47 (3.34%) Data Structures
10 44 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 40 (2.84%) Fixed Income
12 31 (2.20%) User Experience
13 30 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
13 30 (2.13%) Optoelectronics
14 29 (2.06%) Acoustics
14 29 (2.06%) CUDA
14 29 (2.06%) Embedded Systems
15 25 (1.78%) Derivative
16 24 (1.71%) Life Science
17 22 (1.56%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 285 (20.27%) Linux
2 139 (9.89%) Windows
3 85 (6.05%) Unix
4 45 (3.20%) Android
5 25 (1.78%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.14%) CoreOS
7 15 (1.07%) Ubuntu
8 12 (0.85%) Debian
9 6 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.36%) AIX
10 5 (0.36%) HPUX
10 5 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.28%) CentOS
11 4 (0.28%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.21%) VMS
13 2 (0.14%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Server
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,203 (85.56%) Mathematics
2 453 (32.22%) Software Engineering
3 320 (22.76%) Machine Learning
4 287 (20.41%) Data Science
5 234 (16.64%) Problem-Solving
6 219 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
7 202 (14.37%) Artificial Intelligence
8 180 (12.80%) Analytics
9 173 (12.30%) Statistics
10 131 (9.32%) Data Analysis
11 120 (8.53%) OO
12 101 (7.18%) Multithreading
13 98 (6.97%) SDLC
14 93 (6.61%) Test Automation
15 92 (6.54%) TDD
16 81 (5.76%) Neural Network
17 76 (5.41%) Scrum
18 73 (5.19%) Deep Learning
18 73 (5.19%) Open Source
19 71 (5.05%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 647 (46.02%) Python
2 587 (41.75%) C++
3 472 (33.57%) Java
4 302 (21.48%) SQL
5 295 (20.98%) C
6 294 (20.91%) C#
7 212 (15.08%) JavaScript
8 184 (13.09%) MATLAB
9 154 (10.95%) R
10 90 (6.40%) Scala
11 55 (3.91%) Embedded C
12 51 (3.63%) PHP
13 44 (3.13%) Embedded C++
14 36 (2.56%) Go
15 23 (1.64%) Ruby
16 22 (1.56%) Fortran
16 22 (1.56%) Kotlin
17 19 (1.35%) Java 8
18 18 (1.28%) Perl
19 16 (1.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 786 (55.90%) Degree
2 420 (29.87%) PhD
3 215 (15.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 89 (6.33%) Numerate Degree
5 87 (6.19%) Master's Degree
6 37 (2.63%) Security Cleared
7 8 (0.57%) Postgraduate
8 6 (0.43%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.43%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.28%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.21%) HNC
11 2 (0.14%) CCNA
11 2 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.14%) PMP
11 2 (0.14%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.071%) CCNP
12 1 (0.071%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.071%) ISEB
12 1 (0.071%) MCP
12 1 (0.071%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.13%) QA
2 9 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
2 9 (0.64%) EMIR
2 9 (0.64%) MiFID
3 5 (0.36%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.36%) GCP
3 5 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.28%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.21%) DICOM
5 3 (0.21%) HL7
5 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.14%) GDPR
6 2 (0.14%) IEC 62304
6 2 (0.14%) ISO 26262
6 2 (0.14%) MISRA
7 1 (0.071%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.071%) ECSS
7 1 (0.071%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.071%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.071%) PMO
System Software
1 58 (4.13%) Docker
2 21 (1.49%) Firmware
3 13 (0.92%) Ceph
4 9 (0.64%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.14%) HDFS
6 2 (0.14%) KVM
6 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.14%) Xen
7 1 (0.071%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (2.28%) Kubernetes
2 21 (1.49%) Puppet
3 18 (1.28%) Grafana
4 13 (0.92%) Prometheus
5 9 (0.64%) Ansible
6 8 (0.57%) AirWatch
7 6 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.36%) Nagios
9 4 (0.28%) Fluentd
9 4 (0.28%) logstash
9 4 (0.28%) Rancher
10 3 (0.21%) Ambari
10 3 (0.21%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.21%) Terraform
11 2 (0.14%) Cobbler
12 1 (0.071%) Control-M
12 1 (0.071%) EnCase
12 1 (0.071%) FTK
Vendors
1 61 (4.34%) Microsoft
2 36 (2.56%) Google
3 32 (2.28%) Oracle
4 21 (1.49%) Tableau
5 13 (0.92%) NetApp
6 11 (0.78%) Bloomberg
6 11 (0.78%) Cisco
6 11 (0.78%) Reuters
7 10 (0.71%) IBM
7 10 (0.71%) VMware
8 8 (0.57%) Nimble Storage
9 5 (0.36%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.36%) Citrix
10 4 (0.28%) Capita
10 4 (0.28%) Cloudera
10 4 (0.28%) Facebook
10 4 (0.28%) HP
10 4 (0.28%) Teradata
11 3 (0.21%) EMC
11 3 (0.21%) Splunk