Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Physics
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 350 432 427
Rank change year-on-year +82 -5 +23
Permanent jobs citing Physics 1599 1314 1582
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 0.69% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.77% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1374 1261 1434
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% -4.71%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% +1.35%

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 156707 170358 194395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.22% 88.60%
Number of salaries quoted 123341 141716 159769
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,354 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.01% - +6.25%

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 20 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Physics in the UK

Physics
Top 16 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 20 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 +86 1526 £45,000 +12.50% 107
UK excluding London +95 1000 £39,000 +8.33% 73
London +35 611 £55,000 +10.00% 38
East of England +79 471 £39,000 +8.33% 31
South East +28 258 £47,000 +34.29% 29
Midlands +43 130 £29,000 -19.44% 1
West Midlands +17 81 £27,500 -21.43%
East Midlands +33 57 £36,000 - 1
Scotland +19 51 £40,000 +2.56% 3
North of England -1 48 £37,500 +7.14% 5
South West -16 38 £34,000 -26.49% 3
North West -18 27 £37,500 - 4
Wales +13 16 £20,000 -20.00%
Yorkshire +31 12 £41,250 +17.86% 1
North East +19 9 £22,500 -29.69%
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT jobs citing Physics 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 Physics.

1 1324 (82.80%) Mathematics
2 1182 (73.92%) Computer Science
3 989 (61.85%) Degree
4 698 (43.65%) C++
5 682 (42.65%) Python
6 662 (41.40%) Software Engineering
7 538 (33.65%) Java
8 454 (28.39%) C#
9 406 (25.39%) Algorithms
10 400 (25.02%) Finance
11 395 (24.70%) PhD
12 393 (24.58%) Machine Learning
13 373 (23.33%) Linux
14 332 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
15 325 (20.33%) SQL
16 292 (18.26%) MATLAB
17 262 (16.39%) C
18 247 (15.45%) Windows
19 234 (14.63%) OO
19 234 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
20 231 (14.45%) Computer Science Degree
21 213 (13.32%) Analytics
22 209 (13.07%) Statistics
23 195 (12.20%) .NET
23 195 (12.20%) Numerate Degree
24 168 (10.51%) JavaScript
25 145 (9.07%) R
26 135 (8.44%) Scrum
27 133 (8.32%) Big Data
28 125 (7.82%) Games

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 66 (4.13%) Apache Spark
2 23 (1.44%) SAS
3 14 (0.88%) Apache
3 14 (0.88%) OpenStack
4 13 (0.81%) CMS
5 11 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
5 11 (0.69%) Umbraco
6 8 (0.50%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.44%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.38%) Apache Pig
8 6 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (0.38%) Confluence
8 6 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.38%) JBoss
9 4 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.25%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.13%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.13%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.13%) nginx
Applications
1 42 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.94%) Simulink
4 13 (0.81%) SPSS
5 8 (0.50%) Zemax
6 5 (0.31%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.25%) Doxygen
8 3 (0.19%) GNU Octave
8 3 (0.19%) Maple
8 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.13%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.13%) Mathcad
9 2 (0.13%) Mathematica
9 2 (0.13%) Stata
10 1 (0.063%) LaTeX
10 1 (0.063%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (0.063%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.063%) Weka
Business Applications
1 2 (0.13%) LatentZero
1 2 (0.13%) Oracle Utilities
1 2 (0.13%) ReMetrica
1 2 (0.13%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.063%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 100 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (2.06%) GitHub
4 24 (1.50%) SaaS
5 13 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.31%) Datadog
7 5 (0.31%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (0.25%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
9 3 (0.19%) iTunes
9 3 (0.19%) PaaS
10 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.063%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.063%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.063%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 65 (4.07%) TCP/IP
2 22 (1.38%) Ethernet
3 21 (1.31%) Firewall
4 18 (1.13%) InfiniBand
5 14 (0.88%) NAS
6 11 (0.69%) DHCP
6 11 (0.69%) DNS
7 10 (0.63%) VoIP
8 9 (0.56%) Wireless
9 8 (0.50%) VPN
10 7 (0.44%) Bluetooth
10 7 (0.44%) Internet
10 7 (0.44%) RS-232
11 6 (0.38%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (0.38%) LAN
11 6 (0.38%) WAN
12 5 (0.31%) DWDM
13 4 (0.25%) Broadband
14 3 (0.19%) ICMP
14 3 (0.19%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (8.32%) Big Data
2 120 (7.50%) NoSQL
3 86 (5.38%) SQL Server
4 79 (4.94%) Relational Database
5 55 (3.44%) Hadoop
5 55 (3.44%) RDBMS
6 41 (2.56%) Data Mining
7 36 (2.25%) MySQL
8 29 (1.81%) MongoDB
9 19 (1.19%) Text Mining
10 18 (1.13%) Redis
11 16 (1.00%) Apache Hive
11 16 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (0.94%) QlikView
13 13 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (0.69%) GIS
15 9 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
15 9 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 107 (6.69%) Git (software)
2 87 (5.44%) Visual Studio
3 56 (3.50%) LabVIEW
4 31 (1.94%) Subversion
5 28 (1.75%) Jenkins
6 27 (1.69%) JUnit
7 21 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (1.13%) Selenium
9 16 (1.00%) JIRA
10 11 (0.69%) Grunt
11 9 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
12 8 (0.50%) NUnit
13 7 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (0.44%) Maven
13 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Blend
13 7 (0.44%) MSI
13 7 (0.44%) MSTest
13 7 (0.44%) NuGet
13 7 (0.44%) Travis CI
13 7 (0.44%) WiX
General
1 400 (25.02%) Finance
2 125 (7.82%) Games
3 106 (6.63%) Electronics
4 103 (6.44%) Banking
5 102 (6.38%) Telecoms
6 59 (3.69%) Investment Banking
7 51 (3.19%) Front Office
8 50 (3.13%) Automotive
9 43 (2.69%) Retail Banking
10 40 (2.50%) Aerospace
11 30 (1.88%) Marketing
12 27 (1.69%) Manufacturing
13 26 (1.63%) Retail
14 24 (1.50%) Advertising
15 12 (0.75%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.69%) Legal
17 7 (0.44%) French Language
17 7 (0.44%) Local Government
18 6 (0.38%) German Language
19 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 498 (31.14%) Developer
2 456 (28.52%) Software Engineer
3 342 (21.39%) Graduate
4 232 (14.51%) Software Developer
5 226 (14.13%) C++ Software Engineer
6 171 (10.69%) C++ Developer
7 155 (9.69%) Analyst
8 149 (9.32%) C++ Software Developer
9 123 (7.69%) Data Scientist
10 105 (6.57%) Graduate Software Engineer
11 103 (6.44%) Graduate Developer
12 90 (5.63%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 87 (5.44%) Graduate Analyst
14 86 (5.38%) C# Developer
14 86 (5.38%) Junior
15 80 (5.00%) Graduate Software Developer
16 74 (4.63%) Senior Developer
17 65 (4.07%) C Software Engineer
18 58 (3.63%) .NET Developer
19 57 (3.56%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (12.20%) .NET
2 108 (6.75%) HTML
3 86 (5.38%) CSS
4 77 (4.82%) Natural Language Processing
5 75 (4.69%) ASP.NET
6 72 (4.50%) Qt
7 59 (3.69%) TensorFlow
8 57 (3.56%) OpenGL
9 52 (3.25%) AngularJS
10 50 (3.13%) Web Services
11 47 (2.94%) Node.js
12 45 (2.81%) XML
13 44 (2.75%) HTML5
13 44 (2.75%) MFC
14 40 (2.50%) REST
15 33 (2.06%) Apache Axis
15 33 (2.06%) CSS3
16 31 (1.94%) Kafka
17 29 (1.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 27 (1.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1182 (73.92%) Computer Science
2 406 (25.39%) Algorithms
3 234 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (4.88%) Fintech
5 72 (4.50%) Data Structures
6 54 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
7 46 (2.88%) Hedge funds
8 44 (2.75%) Augmented Reality
9 35 (2.19%) Management Information System
10 33 (2.06%) 3D Printing
11 28 (1.75%) NHS
12 26 (1.63%) 3D Graphics
13 24 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 23 (1.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 21 (1.31%) Derivative
15 21 (1.31%) Embedded Systems
15 21 (1.31%) Life Science
16 20 (1.25%) User Experience
17 19 (1.19%) CUDA
18 18 (1.13%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 373 (23.33%) Linux
2 247 (15.45%) Windows
3 76 (4.75%) Unix
4 49 (3.06%) Android
5 39 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.56%) Embedded Linux
7 16 (1.00%) Windows 10
7 16 (1.00%) Windows 7
8 14 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.81%) Ubuntu
10 12 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.75%) Windows Server
11 11 (0.69%) Debian
12 10 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 9 (0.56%) CoreOS
14 8 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (0.44%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.44%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 5 (0.31%) AIX
17 3 (0.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1324 (82.80%) Mathematics
2 662 (41.40%) Software Engineering
3 393 (24.58%) Machine Learning
4 332 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
5 234 (14.63%) OO
6 213 (13.32%) Analytics
7 209 (13.07%) Statistics
8 135 (8.44%) Scrum
9 124 (7.75%) Artificial Intelligence
10 123 (7.69%) Multithreading
11 108 (6.75%) Deep Learning
12 106 (6.63%) OOP
13 103 (6.44%) Test Automation
14 96 (6.00%) TDD
15 95 (5.94%) SDLC
16 90 (5.63%) Bayesian Methods
17 86 (5.38%) Computer Vision
17 86 (5.38%) Project Management
18 84 (5.25%) Data Analysis
19 81 (5.07%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 698 (43.65%) C++
2 682 (42.65%) Python
3 538 (33.65%) Java
4 454 (28.39%) C#
5 325 (20.33%) SQL
6 292 (18.26%) MATLAB
7 262 (16.39%) C
8 168 (10.51%) JavaScript
9 145 (9.07%) R
10 72 (4.50%) Scala
11 70 (4.38%) Julia
12 45 (2.81%) Perl
13 39 (2.44%) Ruby
14 30 (1.88%) Fortran
15 28 (1.75%) Embedded C
16 25 (1.56%) Shell Script
17 24 (1.50%) F#
17 24 (1.50%) VBA
18 21 (1.31%) PHP
19 19 (1.19%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 989 (61.85%) Degree
2 395 (24.70%) PhD
3 231 (14.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 195 (12.20%) Numerate Degree
5 50 (3.13%) Security Cleared
6 42 (2.63%) Master's Degree
7 16 (1.00%) SC Cleared
8 11 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (0.69%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.63%) Postgraduate
10 9 (0.56%) CCNA
11 8 (0.50%) ISEB
11 8 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.44%) APMP
13 6 (0.38%) MCP
13 6 (0.38%) MCSE
14 4 (0.25%) Chartered Engineer
14 4 (0.25%) CISM
14 4 (0.25%) CISSP
14 4 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (5.94%) QA
2 14 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 12 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.69%) MiFID
5 8 (0.50%) EMIR
6 7 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 7 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.25%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.19%) FATCA
9 3 (0.19%) ISO 13485
10 2 (0.13%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.13%) ECSS
10 2 (0.13%) SLA
10 2 (0.13%) WCAG
11 1 (0.063%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.063%) JTAG
11 1 (0.063%) PMO
System Software
1 43 (2.69%) Docker
2 18 (1.13%) Firmware
3 17 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.00%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.63%) Ceph
6 8 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.44%) HDFS
8 2 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.063%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (1.25%) Puppet
2 15 (0.94%) Ansible
2 15 (0.94%) Kubernetes
3 8 (0.50%) Backup Exec
3 8 (0.50%) SCCM
4 7 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.38%) AirWatch
5 6 (0.38%) Terraform
6 5 (0.31%) Cobbler
6 5 (0.31%) Grafana
6 5 (0.31%) Nagios
6 5 (0.31%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.063%) Kibana
Vendors
1 82 (5.13%) Microsoft
2 64 (4.00%) Oracle
3 29 (1.81%) Google
4 27 (1.69%) VMware
5 23 (1.44%) Cisco
6 21 (1.31%) NetApp
7 19 (1.19%) Tableau
8 17 (1.06%) Bloomberg
9 16 (1.00%) Reuters
10 13 (0.81%) IBM
11 12 (0.75%) Red Hat
12 11 (0.69%) Terracotta
13 8 (0.50%) Blue Coat
13 8 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (0.50%) Veeam
14 7 (0.44%) CA
14 7 (0.44%) EMC
15 6 (0.38%) Adobe
15 6 (0.38%) HP
15 6 (0.38%) MicroStrategy