Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Physics
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 365 432 450
Rank change year-on-year +67 +18 -53
Permanent jobs citing Physics 1507 1375 1399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.70% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.78% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1321 1275 1281
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £35,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year +9.86% -2.74% -2.67%

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

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 159042 175633 191561
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.89% 89.06% 88.13%
Number of salaries quoted 126409 146488 156350
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,723 £27,625 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +79 1441 £40,000 - 117
UK excluding London +93 942 £39,000 +9.86% 77
London +5 580 £52,500 - 45
East of England +79 417 £37,500 +4.17% 37
South East +25 246 £42,500 +18.06% 16
Midlands +72 143 £37,500 +5.63% 4
West Midlands +41 87 £33,500 -4.29% 2
East Midlands +47 76 £40,000 +11.11% 2
North of England -5 59 £36,250 +20.83% 8
Scotland +14 42 £40,000 +50.94% 5
South West -38 39 £35,000 -22.22% 6
North West -22 32 £36,250 +28.32% 5
Yorkshire +27 17 £40,000 +92.77% 3
Wales +11 15 £20,000 -57.89%
North East +19 10 £27,000 -15.63%
Northern Ireland -17 5 £22,500 -10.00% 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 1248 (82.81%) Mathematics
2 1105 (73.32%) Computer Science
3 928 (61.58%) Degree
4 684 (45.39%) C++
5 659 (43.73%) Python
6 581 (38.55%) Software Engineering
7 515 (34.17%) Java
8 446 (29.60%) C#
9 419 (27.80%) PhD
10 403 (26.74%) Algorithms
11 390 (25.88%) Machine Learning
12 361 (23.95%) Linux
13 351 (23.29%) Finance
14 286 (18.98%) MATLAB
15 275 (18.25%) SQL
16 267 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
17 256 (16.99%) Windows
18 253 (16.79%) Analytical Skills
19 233 (15.46%) C
20 232 (15.39%) Analytics
21 229 (15.20%) OO
21 229 (15.20%) Numerate Degree
22 199 (13.21%) Statistics
23 198 (13.14%) Computer Science Degree
24 194 (12.87%) .NET
25 169 (11.21%) R
26 157 (10.42%) Big Data
27 133 (8.83%) JavaScript
28 123 (8.16%) Games
29 113 (7.50%) Scrum

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 (5.18%) Apache Spark
2 27 (1.79%) SAS
3 25 (1.66%) Apache
4 11 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (0.46%) Apache Pig
5 7 (0.46%) JBoss
6 6 (0.40%) Confluence
6 6 (0.40%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.40%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.27%) CMS
7 4 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.27%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.20%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.20%) Moodle
8 3 (0.20%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.20%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.13%) nginx
Applications
1 40 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.13%) Simulink
3 14 (0.93%) SPSS
4 8 (0.53%) Zemax
5 7 (0.46%) Maple
5 7 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.33%) Mathcad
6 5 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.20%) 3ds Max
7 3 (0.20%) Camtasia
7 3 (0.20%) Maya
7 3 (0.20%) Snagit
8 2 (0.13%) Abaqus
8 2 (0.13%) GNU Octave
8 2 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.13%) Stata
9 1 (0.066%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.066%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.066%) Weka
Business Applications
1 2 (0.13%) HFM
1 2 (0.13%) LatentZero
1 2 (0.13%) Oracle Utilities
1 2 (0.13%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.066%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.066%) Loan IQ
2 1 (0.066%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 72 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.66%) GitHub
4 24 (1.59%) SaaS
5 13 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.20%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.20%) PaaS
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.13%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 1 (0.066%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.066%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.066%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.066%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.52%) TCP/IP
2 31 (2.06%) Ethernet
3 29 (1.92%) Firewall
4 22 (1.46%) InfiniBand
5 21 (1.39%) NAS
6 15 (1.00%) RS-232
7 13 (0.86%) VoIP
8 10 (0.66%) Internet
9 9 (0.60%) DHCP
9 9 (0.60%) DNS
10 6 (0.40%) VPN
11 4 (0.27%) Bluetooth
11 4 (0.27%) Broadband
11 4 (0.27%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (0.27%) HTTP
11 4 (0.27%) LAN
11 4 (0.27%) WAN
11 4 (0.27%) Wireless
12 3 (0.20%) DWDM
12 3 (0.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (10.42%) Big Data
2 99 (6.57%) NoSQL
3 77 (5.11%) SQL Server
4 69 (4.58%) Relational Database
5 64 (4.25%) Hadoop
6 57 (3.78%) Data Mining
7 53 (3.52%) RDBMS
8 37 (2.46%) MongoDB
9 20 (1.33%) MySQL
9 20 (1.33%) Text Mining
10 18 (1.19%) Apache Hive
11 16 (1.06%) Redis
11 16 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
12 15 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.60%) GIS
14 9 (0.60%) QlikView
15 8 (0.53%) HBase
Development Applications
1 83 (5.51%) Git (software)
2 78 (5.18%) Visual Studio
3 63 (4.18%) LabVIEW
4 25 (1.66%) Jenkins
5 24 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (1.19%) JUnit
7 16 (1.06%) NUnit
7 16 (1.06%) Subversion
8 15 (1.00%) Microsoft Blend
8 15 (1.00%) MSI
8 15 (1.00%) MSTest
8 15 (1.00%) NuGet
8 15 (1.00%) WiX
9 9 (0.60%) Clang
9 9 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
10 8 (0.53%) JIRA
10 8 (0.53%) Selenium
10 8 (0.53%) Travis CI
11 6 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.40%) ClearCase
General
1 351 (23.29%) Finance
2 123 (8.16%) Games
3 107 (7.10%) Electronics
4 102 (6.77%) Telecoms
5 83 (5.51%) Banking
6 53 (3.52%) Retail
7 52 (3.45%) Investment Banking
8 46 (3.05%) Aerospace
8 46 (3.05%) Automotive
9 45 (2.99%) Front Office
10 41 (2.72%) Marketing
11 31 (2.06%) Retail Banking
12 21 (1.39%) Manufacturing
13 20 (1.33%) Advertising
14 10 (0.66%) Billing
15 9 (0.60%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.46%) Local Government
16 7 (0.46%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 474 (31.45%) Developer
2 361 (23.95%) Software Engineer
3 356 (23.62%) Graduate
4 221 (14.66%) Software Developer
5 192 (12.74%) C++ Software Engineer
6 166 (11.02%) Analyst
7 157 (10.42%) C++ Developer
8 155 (10.29%) Data Scientist
9 133 (8.83%) C++ Software Developer
10 99 (6.57%) Graduate Analyst
11 95 (6.30%) C# Developer
12 94 (6.24%) Graduate Developer
13 80 (5.31%) Junior
14 77 (5.11%) Graduate Software Engineer
15 75 (4.98%) Graduate Software Developer
16 69 (4.58%) Developer/Software Engineer
17 66 (4.38%) Consultant
18 60 (3.98%) Junior Developer
19 59 (3.92%) Senior Developer
20 58 (3.85%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (12.87%) .NET
2 89 (5.91%) HTML
3 72 (4.78%) ASP.NET
4 68 (4.51%) CSS
5 67 (4.45%) Natural Language Processing
6 64 (4.25%) Qt
7 62 (4.11%) AngularJS
8 58 (3.85%) Node.js
9 57 (3.78%) Web Services
10 52 (3.45%) OpenGL
11 47 (3.12%) TensorFlow
12 39 (2.59%) REST
13 38 (2.52%) HTML5
13 38 (2.52%) XML
14 36 (2.39%) MFC
15 31 (2.06%) CSS3
16 30 (1.99%) Apache Axis
17 29 (1.92%) jQuery
18 28 (1.86%) .NET Framework
19 27 (1.79%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1105 (73.32%) Computer Science
2 403 (26.74%) Algorithms
3 253 (16.79%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (4.71%) Data Structures
5 67 (4.45%) Fintech
6 42 (2.79%) Augmented Reality
7 39 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
8 33 (2.19%) 3D Graphics
8 33 (2.19%) Hedge funds
8 33 (2.19%) Management Information System
9 30 (1.99%) 3D Printing
10 24 (1.59%) Derivative
10 24 (1.59%) NHS
11 23 (1.53%) Device Driver
12 22 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 20 (1.33%) Mobile App
14 19 (1.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 19 (1.26%) Internet of Things
15 18 (1.19%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 361 (23.95%) Linux
2 256 (16.99%) Windows
3 59 (3.92%) Unix
4 54 (3.58%) Android
5 46 (3.05%) Apple iOS
6 22 (1.46%) Windows Server
7 19 (1.26%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (1.06%) Embedded Linux
10 15 (1.00%) Mac OS
10 15 (1.00%) Windows 10
10 15 (1.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 14 (0.93%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.66%) Solaris
13 9 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.33%) Debian
17 3 (0.20%) HPUX
17 3 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1248 (82.81%) Mathematics
2 581 (38.55%) Software Engineering
3 390 (25.88%) Machine Learning
4 267 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
5 232 (15.39%) Analytics
6 229 (15.20%) OO
7 199 (13.21%) Statistics
8 113 (7.50%) Scrum
9 109 (7.23%) OOP
10 100 (6.64%) Artificial Intelligence
11 99 (6.57%) Multithreading
12 91 (6.04%) Data Analysis
13 84 (5.57%) Visualisation
14 81 (5.37%) SDLC
14 81 (5.37%) Test Automation
15 78 (5.18%) TDD
16 77 (5.11%) Signal Processing
17 76 (5.04%) OOD
18 75 (4.98%) Deep Learning
19 74 (4.91%) Bayesian Methods
Programming Languages
1 684 (45.39%) C++
2 659 (43.73%) Python
3 515 (34.17%) Java
4 446 (29.60%) C#
5 286 (18.98%) MATLAB
6 275 (18.25%) SQL
7 233 (15.46%) C
8 169 (11.21%) R
9 133 (8.83%) JavaScript
10 76 (5.04%) Scala
11 43 (2.85%) Julia
12 40 (2.65%) Ruby
13 38 (2.52%) Fortran
14 34 (2.26%) Perl
14 34 (2.26%) Shell Script
15 23 (1.53%) Embedded C
16 20 (1.33%) VBA
17 18 (1.19%) Embedded C++
17 18 (1.19%) PHP
18 16 (1.06%) F#
Qualifications
1 928 (61.58%) Degree
2 419 (27.80%) PhD
3 229 (15.20%) Numerate Degree
4 198 (13.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 61 (4.05%) Security Cleared
6 40 (2.65%) Master's Degree
7 14 (0.93%) SC Cleared
8 12 (0.80%) ISTQB
9 11 (0.73%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.46%) APMP
11 6 (0.40%) Postgraduate
12 4 (0.27%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (0.27%) CISM
12 4 (0.27%) CISSP
12 4 (0.27%) CREST Certified
12 4 (0.27%) ISEB
13 3 (0.20%) CCNA
13 3 (0.20%) Chartered Engineer
13 3 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.20%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (5.31%) QA
2 14 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 9 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.53%) MiFID
5 7 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 7 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.33%) EMIR
7 4 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.27%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.13%) PMO
8 2 (0.13%) SLA
8 2 (0.13%) WCAG
9 1 (0.066%) ECSS
9 1 (0.066%) FATCA
9 1 (0.066%) JTAG
9 1 (0.066%) TickIT
System Software
1 25 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (1.59%) Docker
3 19 (1.26%) Firmware
4 11 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.66%) Active Directory
6 9 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 8 (0.53%) HDFS
8 3 (0.20%) Ceph
9 1 (0.066%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.066%) Snort
9 1 (0.066%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (1.06%) Puppet
2 13 (0.86%) Backup Exec
2 13 (0.86%) SCCM
3 7 (0.46%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.40%) Terraform
5 4 (0.27%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.20%) Ansible
7 1 (0.066%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.066%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 89 (5.91%) Microsoft
2 57 (3.78%) Oracle
3 39 (2.59%) VMware
4 26 (1.73%) NetApp
5 25 (1.66%) Cisco
6 22 (1.46%) Tableau
7 19 (1.26%) Red Hat
8 18 (1.19%) Bloomberg
8 18 (1.19%) Google
9 17 (1.13%) Reuters
10 13 (0.86%) Blue Coat
10 13 (0.86%) IBM
10 13 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (0.86%) Veeam
11 9 (0.60%) Veritas
12 7 (0.46%) CA
12 7 (0.46%) MapR
13 6 (0.40%) Cloudera
13 6 (0.40%) FactSet
13 6 (0.40%) Hortonworks