Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Physics
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 335 411 431
Rank change year-on-year +76 +20 +59
Permanent jobs citing Physics 1741 1372 1565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 0.73% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.81% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1503 1306 1370
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £84,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £35,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +11.43% -9.09% +6.21%

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 161950 169183 194286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.41% 88.80%
Number of salaries quoted 127926 140515 160119
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 £79,800 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 24 November 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 24 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 +73 1650 £45,000 +12.50% 151
UK excluding London +101 1103 £39,000 +11.43% 99
London +32 642 £57,500 +15.00% 57
East of England +87 476 £39,000 +8.33% 39
South East +63 346 £47,500 +35.71% 36
Midlands +26 116 £29,000 -17.14% 5
West Midlands 0 69 £27,500 -21.43% 3
Scotland +23 57 £40,000 -6.98% 5
East Midlands +17 48 £35,000 -2.78% 2
North of England +8 47 £33,500 -10.67% 11
South West -2 43 £32,500 -15.03% 3
North West -25 26 £37,500 -16.67% 7
Wales +18 17 £20,000 -20.00%
North East +9 11 £22,500 -29.69% 2
Yorkshire +19 10 £30,750 -12.14% 2
Isle of Man - 5 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1434 (82.37%) Mathematics
2 1285 (73.81%) Computer Science
3 1071 (61.52%) Degree
4 753 (43.25%) C++
4 753 (43.25%) Python
5 689 (39.57%) Software Engineering
6 565 (32.45%) Java
7 469 (26.94%) C#
8 432 (24.81%) PhD
9 411 (23.61%) Finance
10 410 (23.55%) Algorithms
11 406 (23.32%) Machine Learning
12 378 (21.71%) Linux
13 373 (21.42%) SQL
14 358 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
15 304 (17.46%) C
16 300 (17.23%) MATLAB
17 257 (14.76%) Statistics
18 254 (14.59%) Computer Science Degree
19 248 (14.24%) Windows
20 236 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
21 217 (12.46%) OO
22 212 (12.18%) Analytics
23 198 (11.37%) .NET
24 195 (11.20%) JavaScript
25 174 (9.99%) Numerate Degree
26 173 (9.94%) R
27 158 (9.08%) Big Data
28 148 (8.50%) Artificial Intelligence
29 138 (7.93%) NoSQL

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 (4.48%) Apache Spark
2 32 (1.84%) SAS
3 19 (1.09%) OpenStack
4 17 (0.98%) CMS
5 14 (0.80%) Apache
5 14 (0.80%) Umbraco
6 13 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.52%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (0.40%) Confluence
8 7 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.34%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.34%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.29%) Apache Pig
10 5 (0.29%) JBoss
11 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.11%) Jupyter
11 2 (0.11%) nginx
12 1 (0.057%) Ethereum
Applications
1 31 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.92%) SPSS
3 15 (0.86%) Simulink
4 8 (0.46%) Mathematica
5 7 (0.40%) Zemax
6 4 (0.23%) Doxygen
6 4 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.17%) GNU Octave
7 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.11%) FrameMaker
8 2 (0.11%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.057%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.057%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.057%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.057%) Stata
9 1 (0.057%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (0.23%) ReMetrica
2 2 (0.11%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.057%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.057%) Relativity
3 1 (0.057%) Ringtail
3 1 (0.057%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 118 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.78%) GitHub
4 23 (1.32%) SaaS
5 14 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 6 (0.34%) Google App Engine
7 6 (0.34%) Google Compute Engine
8 5 (0.29%) Datadog
9 4 (0.23%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.23%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.23%) iTunes
10 2 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.11%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.11%) Heroku
10 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.057%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.91%) TCP/IP
2 17 (0.98%) Firewall
3 15 (0.86%) DHCP
3 15 (0.86%) DNS
3 15 (0.86%) Ethernet
4 13 (0.75%) InfiniBand
5 10 (0.57%) NAS
5 10 (0.57%) Wireless
6 9 (0.52%) VPN
7 8 (0.46%) Internet
7 8 (0.46%) WAN
8 7 (0.40%) Bluetooth
8 7 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (0.40%) LAN
9 6 (0.34%) ICMP
9 6 (0.34%) VoIP
10 5 (0.29%) 3G
10 5 (0.29%) LTE
11 4 (0.23%) Broadband
11 4 (0.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (9.08%) Big Data
2 138 (7.93%) NoSQL
3 84 (4.82%) SQL Server
4 77 (4.42%) Relational Database
5 65 (3.73%) Hadoop
6 46 (2.64%) RDBMS
7 36 (2.07%) MySQL
8 30 (1.72%) Data Mining
8 30 (1.72%) MongoDB
9 21 (1.21%) Apache Hive
10 20 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (1.09%) Redis
11 19 (1.09%) Text Mining
12 17 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
13 16 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (0.80%) QlikView
15 12 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 122 (7.01%) Git (software)
2 89 (5.11%) Visual Studio
3 54 (3.10%) LabVIEW
4 34 (1.95%) Subversion
5 27 (1.55%) JIRA
5 27 (1.55%) JUnit
6 26 (1.49%) Jenkins
7 22 (1.26%) Selenium
8 19 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (0.75%) Grunt
10 9 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
11 8 (0.46%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.40%) Maven
13 6 (0.34%) ClearCase
13 6 (0.34%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.34%) GCC
13 6 (0.34%) Travis CI
14 5 (0.29%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.29%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 411 (23.61%) Finance
2 121 (6.95%) Games
3 114 (6.55%) Electronics
4 107 (6.15%) Telecoms
5 98 (5.63%) Banking
6 66 (3.79%) Front Office
7 56 (3.22%) Investment Banking
8 54 (3.10%) Automotive
9 43 (2.47%) Retail Banking
10 41 (2.35%) Aerospace
11 40 (2.30%) Retail
12 34 (1.95%) Marketing
13 32 (1.84%) Advertising
14 27 (1.55%) Manufacturing
15 13 (0.75%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.69%) Legal
17 7 (0.40%) French Language
17 7 (0.40%) Local Government
17 7 (0.40%) Music Industry
18 6 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 540 (31.02%) Developer
2 493 (28.32%) Software Engineer
3 366 (21.02%) Graduate
4 236 (13.56%) C++ Software Engineer
5 224 (12.87%) Software Developer
6 170 (9.76%) C++ Developer
7 155 (8.90%) Analyst
8 149 (8.56%) Data Scientist
9 138 (7.93%) C++ Software Developer
10 126 (7.24%) Graduate Software Engineer
11 122 (7.01%) Graduate Developer
12 94 (5.40%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 92 (5.28%) Junior
14 84 (4.82%) Graduate Software Developer
15 82 (4.71%) Graduate Analyst
16 81 (4.65%) Senior Developer
17 77 (4.42%) C# Developer
18 73 (4.19%) C Software Engineer
19 60 (3.45%) C/C++ Software Engineer
20 55 (3.16%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (11.37%) .NET
2 114 (6.55%) HTML
3 96 (5.51%) CSS
4 90 (5.17%) Qt
5 89 (5.11%) ASP.NET
6 77 (4.42%) Natural Language Processing
7 70 (4.02%) OpenGL
8 57 (3.27%) TensorFlow
9 54 (3.10%) MFC
10 44 (2.53%) AngularJS
10 44 (2.53%) HTML5
11 42 (2.41%) WinForms
12 41 (2.35%) Node.js
13 39 (2.24%) Web Services
14 38 (2.18%) XML
15 36 (2.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 36 (2.07%) REST
16 35 (2.01%) jQuery
17 33 (1.90%) CSS3
17 33 (1.90%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 1285 (73.81%) Computer Science
2 410 (23.55%) Algorithms
3 236 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
4 74 (4.25%) Fintech
5 62 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
6 57 (3.27%) Hedge funds
7 56 (3.22%) Data Structures
8 43 (2.47%) Augmented Reality
9 35 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 34 (1.95%) Management Information System
10 34 (1.95%) User Experience
11 32 (1.84%) Life Science
12 31 (1.78%) CUDA
13 28 (1.61%) 3D Printing
13 28 (1.61%) NHS
14 27 (1.55%) Optoelectronics
15 26 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 24 (1.38%) 3D Graphics
17 23 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
18 22 (1.26%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 378 (21.71%) Linux
2 248 (14.24%) Windows
3 102 (5.86%) Unix
4 39 (2.24%) Android
5 27 (1.55%) Apple iOS
6 26 (1.49%) Embedded Linux
7 16 (0.92%) Ubuntu
7 16 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.80%) Debian
9 13 (0.75%) CoreOS
9 13 (0.75%) Windows 10
9 13 (0.75%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.63%) Windows Server
11 10 (0.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 9 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.40%) AIX
14 3 (0.17%) HPUX
14 3 (0.17%) VxWorks
14 3 (0.17%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1434 (82.37%) Mathematics
2 689 (39.57%) Software Engineering
3 406 (23.32%) Machine Learning
4 358 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
5 257 (14.76%) Statistics
6 217 (12.46%) OO
7 212 (12.18%) Analytics
8 148 (8.50%) Artificial Intelligence
9 131 (7.52%) Multithreading
10 125 (7.18%) Scrum
11 121 (6.95%) Deep Learning
12 109 (6.26%) Test Automation
13 107 (6.15%) SDLC
14 103 (5.92%) Data Analysis
15 102 (5.86%) Project Management
16 100 (5.74%) OOP
17 95 (5.46%) Bayesian Methods
18 92 (5.28%) TDD
19 89 (5.11%) Computer Vision
19 89 (5.11%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 753 (43.25%) C++
1 753 (43.25%) Python
2 565 (32.45%) Java
3 469 (26.94%) C#
4 373 (21.42%) SQL
5 304 (17.46%) C
6 300 (17.23%) MATLAB
7 195 (11.20%) JavaScript
8 173 (9.94%) R
9 94 (5.40%) Scala
10 77 (4.42%) Julia
11 39 (2.24%) Perl
12 32 (1.84%) Embedded C
12 32 (1.84%) Fortran
13 31 (1.78%) PHP
14 29 (1.67%) Ruby
15 23 (1.32%) Embedded C++
16 22 (1.26%) F#
17 20 (1.15%) Shell Script
17 20 (1.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1071 (61.52%) Degree
2 432 (24.81%) PhD
3 254 (14.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 174 (9.99%) Numerate Degree
5 70 (4.02%) Master's Degree
6 51 (2.93%) Security Cleared
7 16 (0.92%) SC Cleared
8 14 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.63%) CCNA
9 11 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.63%) Postgraduate
10 10 (0.57%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.52%) MCP
11 9 (0.52%) MCSE
12 7 (0.40%) APMP
12 7 (0.40%) ISEB
13 5 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.23%) Chartered Engineer
14 4 (0.23%) CISSP
14 4 (0.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (5.11%) QA
2 14 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 11 (0.63%) EMIR
3 11 (0.63%) MiFID
4 10 (0.57%) ISO 13485
5 8 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 7 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.29%) PMO
8 4 (0.23%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.17%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.17%) ECSS
9 3 (0.17%) FATCA
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.11%) SLA
10 2 (0.11%) WCAG
11 1 (0.057%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (2.58%) Docker
2 26 (1.49%) Firmware
3 20 (1.15%) Active Directory
4 14 (0.80%) Ceph
4 14 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.29%) HDFS
6 4 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.057%) iptables
7 1 (0.057%) Snort
7 1 (0.057%) Varnish
7 1 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (1.26%) Puppet
2 19 (1.09%) Kubernetes
3 15 (0.86%) Ansible
4 8 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.40%) AirWatch
6 6 (0.34%) Cobbler
7 5 (0.29%) Grafana
7 5 (0.29%) Nagios
7 5 (0.29%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.23%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.23%) SCCM
9 2 (0.11%) Terraform
10 1 (0.057%) EnCase
10 1 (0.057%) FTK
10 1 (0.057%) Kibana
Vendors
1 70 (4.02%) Microsoft
2 63 (3.62%) Oracle
3 34 (1.95%) Google
4 23 (1.32%) VMware
5 20 (1.15%) Tableau
6 18 (1.03%) NetApp
7 16 (0.92%) Cisco
8 14 (0.80%) Bloomberg
8 14 (0.80%) Reuters
9 13 (0.75%) IBM
9 13 (0.75%) Terracotta
10 10 (0.57%) EMC
11 9 (0.52%) HP
11 9 (0.52%) Red Hat
12 8 (0.46%) Splunk
13 7 (0.40%) ANSYS
13 7 (0.40%) CA
13 7 (0.40%) Cloudera
13 7 (0.40%) Nimble Storage
14 6 (0.34%) Adobe