Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Physics
UK
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 391 392 340
Rank change year-on-year +1 -52 +20
Permanent jobs citing Physics 330 1,062 1,576
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.77% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.84% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 284 856 1,337
Median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,750 £24,811
90th Percentile £105,000 £90,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +1.27%

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 46,172 126,408 151,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.38% 92.22% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 38,067 99,838 120,169
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,674 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

Physics
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Physics in the UK

Physics
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Physics.

Salary trend for Physics in the UK

Physics
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Physics over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020. 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 -4 301 £57,500 +6.48% 132
UK excluding London +8 177 £50,000 +17.65% 106
London +53 137 £75,000 +15.38% 38
South East +57 86 £55,000 +30.37% 21
East of England +83 25 £40,000 -11.11% 23
Work from Home -16 23 £47,500 +15.85% 13
Midlands +60 17 £42,500 +49.12% 16
South West +79 16 £42,500 +6.25% 26
North of England +94 15 £38,500 -31.99% 8
West Midlands +54 15 £42,500 +49.12% 13
Scotland +41 10 £42,500 -26.09% 10
North West +57 9 £35,000 -38.66% 5
Yorkshire +122 6 £50,000 +17.65%
Wales +50 4 £42,500 - 2
Northern Ireland +23 4 £60,000 +41.18%
East Midlands +83 2 £36,750 +1.38% 3

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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.

1 280 (84.85%) Mathematics
2 236 (71.52%) Computer Science
3 203 (61.52%) Degree
4 135 (40.91%) Python
5 123 (37.27%) C#
6 116 (35.15%) C++
7 94 (28.48%) Software Engineering
8 90 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
9 88 (26.67%) Finance
10 85 (25.76%) SQL
11 77 (23.33%) Java
12 73 (22.12%) .NET
13 72 (21.82%) Machine Learning
14 71 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
15 67 (20.30%) Algorithms
16 65 (19.70%) JavaScript
16 65 (19.70%) PhD
17 61 (18.48%) Analytical Skills
18 53 (16.06%) Mentoring
19 49 (14.85%) React
20 43 (13.03%) Vue.js
21 41 (12.42%) Statistics
22 39 (11.82%) Derivative
22 39 (11.82%) R
23 38 (11.52%) NoSQL
23 38 (11.52%) Artificial Intelligence
23 38 (11.52%) Fintech
24 37 (11.21%) TDD
25 36 (10.91%) Git (software)
25 36 (10.91%) Analytics

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 17 (5.15%) CMS
2 14 (4.24%) Apache Spark
3 13 (3.94%) SAS
4 4 (1.21%) Apache
5 2 (0.61%) Confluence
6 1 (0.30%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.82%) Simulink
3 3 (0.91%) Stateflow
4 2 (0.61%) Mathcad
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.61%) SPSS
4 2 (0.61%) SPSS Modeler
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.30%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (0.30%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 34 (10.30%) Azure
2 26 (7.88%) AWS
3 17 (5.15%) Power Platform
4 16 (4.85%) GCP
5 13 (3.94%) SaaS
6 12 (3.64%) Veeva
7 5 (1.52%) Google Analytics
8 4 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.30%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.52%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.21%) Ethernet
3 3 (0.91%) Bluetooth
3 3 (0.91%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (0.61%) Cisco Firepower
4 2 (0.61%) Firewall
4 2 (0.61%) HTTP
4 2 (0.61%) Network Security
4 2 (0.61%) Software-Defined Radio
4 2 (0.61%) Wireless
5 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.30%) Internet
5 1 (0.30%) IPv4
5 1 (0.30%) IPv6
5 1 (0.30%) RFID
5 1 (0.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.52%) NoSQL
2 27 (8.18%) SQL Server
3 20 (6.06%) Big Data
4 17 (5.15%) MongoDB
4 17 (5.15%) Power BI
5 15 (4.55%) Tableau
6 14 (4.24%) Hadoop
7 12 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (3.33%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.82%) Data Lake
10 4 (1.21%) BigQuery
10 4 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.91%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.91%) MySQL
12 2 (0.61%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.61%) Qlik Sense
13 1 (0.30%) DTS
Development Applications
1 36 (10.91%) Git (software)
2 28 (8.48%) Selenium
3 14 (4.24%) JIRA
4 13 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (3.64%) Visual Studio
6 7 (2.12%) TestRail
7 6 (1.82%) CMake
7 6 (1.82%) Eclipse
7 6 (1.82%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.52%) LabVIEW
9 4 (1.21%) PyCharm
9 4 (1.21%) Subversion
10 2 (0.61%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.61%) Eclipse RCP
10 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio Code
11 1 (0.30%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.30%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.30%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.30%) RStudio
11 1 (0.30%) SpecFlow
General
1 88 (26.67%) Finance
2 30 (9.09%) Front Office
3 23 (6.97%) Law
4 21 (6.36%) Electronics
5 16 (4.85%) Banking
6 10 (3.03%) Advertising
6 10 (3.03%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.73%) Aerospace
7 9 (2.73%) Automotive
7 9 (2.73%) French Language
7 9 (2.73%) Marketing
8 5 (1.52%) Games
8 5 (1.52%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.21%) Back Office
9 4 (1.21%) Retail
10 3 (0.91%) Military
11 1 (0.30%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 156 (47.27%) Developer
2 58 (17.58%) Software Developer
3 48 (14.55%) Software Engineer
4 41 (12.42%) Analyst
5 38 (11.52%) Graduate
5 38 (11.52%) Senior Developer
6 26 (7.88%) Junior
7 25 (7.58%) Python Developer
8 24 (7.27%) C# Developer
8 24 (7.27%) C++ Developer
8 24 (7.27%) Java Developer
9 23 (6.97%) C++ Software Engineer
9 23 (6.97%) Quantitative Developer
10 21 (6.36%) Junior Developer
10 21 (6.36%) Senior Software Developer
11 20 (6.06%) Graduate Developer
12 18 (5.45%) Full Stack Developer
13 17 (5.15%) Data Scientist
14 16 (4.85%) Qualitative Analyst
14 16 (4.85%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (22.12%) .NET
2 49 (14.85%) React
3 43 (13.03%) Vue.js
4 36 (10.91%) .NET Core
5 33 (10.00%) HTML
6 27 (8.18%) CSS
7 26 (7.88%) AngularJS
7 26 (7.88%) HTML5
8 23 (6.97%) WinForms
9 20 (6.06%) WPF
10 18 (5.45%) OpenGL
10 18 (5.45%) Qt
11 17 (5.15%) Pandas
11 17 (5.15%) TensorFlow
12 16 (4.85%) Node.js
13 14 (4.24%) PyTorch
14 13 (3.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 13 (3.94%) KnockoutJS
14 13 (3.94%) NumPy
15 12 (3.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 67 (20.30%) Algorithms
2 61 (18.48%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (11.82%) Derivative
4 29 (8.79%) User Experience
5 23 (6.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 18 (5.45%) CUDA
6 18 (5.45%) Equities
7 17 (5.15%) Data Structures
7 17 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (5.15%) Hedge funds
8 13 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (3.03%) Analytical Mindset
10 10 (3.03%) Market Risk
11 9 (2.73%) Exotic Derivative
12 8 (2.42%) SCADA
12 8 (2.42%) State Machine
12 8 (2.42%) Swaptions
13 7 (2.12%) Management Information System
14 6 (1.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 34 (10.30%) Linux
2 25 (7.58%) Windows
3 15 (4.55%) Android
4 10 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (84.85%) Mathematics
2 236 (71.52%) Computer Science
3 94 (28.48%) Software Engineering
4 72 (21.82%) Machine Learning
5 71 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (16.06%) Mentoring
7 41 (12.42%) Statistics
8 38 (11.52%) Artificial Intelligence
8 38 (11.52%) Fintech
9 37 (11.21%) TDD
10 36 (10.91%) Analytics
11 34 (10.30%) Data Science
12 30 (9.09%) Visualisation
13 28 (8.48%) Multithreading
13 28 (8.48%) OO
14 27 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
15 23 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (6.36%) Validation
17 20 (6.06%) Risk Management
17 20 (6.06%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 135 (40.91%) Python
2 123 (37.27%) C#
3 116 (35.15%) C++
4 85 (25.76%) SQL
5 77 (23.33%) Java
6 65 (19.70%) JavaScript
7 39 (11.82%) R
8 32 (9.70%) C
9 31 (9.39%) MATLAB
10 13 (3.94%) Scala
11 11 (3.33%) Bash Shell
12 10 (3.03%) Fortran
13 9 (2.73%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.82%) C-shell
14 6 (1.82%) TypeScript
15 5 (1.52%) VBA
16 4 (1.21%) ES6
16 4 (1.21%) ES7
16 4 (1.21%) Java 8
17 3 (0.91%) PHP
Qualifications
1 203 (61.52%) Degree
2 90 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 65 (19.70%) PhD
4 25 (7.58%) Numerate Degree
5 23 (6.97%) Master's Degree
6 17 (5.15%) Security Cleared
7 9 (2.73%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.82%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.82%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.61%) IIBA
9 2 (0.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.03%) ISO 13485
1 10 (3.03%) MiFID
2 9 (2.73%) Dodd-Frank
2 9 (2.73%) EMIR
2 9 (2.73%) ISO 9001
2 9 (2.73%) QA
3 8 (2.42%) ISO 26262
4 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.91%) PMO
4 3 (0.91%) UCITS
5 2 (0.61%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.61%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (10.61%) Docker
2 6 (1.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 30 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (3.94%) Microsoft
1 13 (3.94%) Salesforce.com
2 12 (3.64%) Google
2 12 (3.64%) SAP
2 12 (3.64%) Siebel
3 9 (2.73%) Databricks
4 8 (2.42%) Cloudera
5 7 (2.12%) Apple
6 3 (0.91%) Altera
6 3 (0.91%) Perforce
6 3 (0.91%) Xilinx
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle
7 2 (0.61%) SIMUL8
8 1 (0.30%) Adobe
8 1 (0.30%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.30%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.30%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.30%) MathWorks
8 1 (0.30%) Pardot