Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Psychology skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Psychology over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Psychology
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1037 1040 1156
Rank change year-on-year +3 +116 +83
Permanent jobs citing Psychology 152 179 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.096% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.094% 0.11% 0.080%
Number of salaries quoted 100 131 118
UK median annual salary £50,750 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.42% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £81,250 £76,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -11.11%

Psychology 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 161665 167144 194190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.93% 89.36% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 127669 138904 159942
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 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Psychology
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Psychology in the UK

Psychology
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Psychology in the UK

Psychology
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Psychology over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Psychology in the UK

Psychology
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Psychology within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 +30 147 £52,500 -12.50% 15
London -5 96 £55,000 -10.57% 2
UK excluding London +14 54 £42,500 +6.25% 13
North of England +14 23 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Yorkshire +28 20 £52,500 - 2
South East +19 13 £55,000 +37.50% 1
South West +17 7 £22,500 -65.38% 1
East of England +3 5 £52,500 - 3
Midlands +11 3 £35,000 +18.64% 3
North East -5 2 £35,000 -44.44% 3
Scotland -23 2 £42,500 +41.67%
East Midlands - 2 £35,000 - 1
West Midlands +4 1 £20,000 -32.20% 2
North West -21 1 £50,000 +33.33%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Psychology 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 Psychology.

1 89 (58.55%) User Experience
2 84 (55.26%) Degree
3 54 (35.53%) Marketing
4 48 (31.58%) Analytics
5 31 (20.39%) Computer Science
6 28 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (18.42%) Usability Testing
7 27 (17.76%) Social Media
7 27 (17.76%) Human Factors
8 26 (17.11%) Adobe
8 26 (17.11%) Cognitive Psychology
9 24 (15.79%) Microsoft
10 23 (15.13%) Axure RP
10 23 (15.13%) CMS
11 22 (14.47%) Mathematics
11 22 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (13.16%) Mentoring
12 20 (13.16%) Content Management
12 20 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
12 20 (13.16%) Prototyping
13 19 (12.50%) Project Management
13 19 (12.50%) Advertising
13 19 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
13 19 (12.50%) Heuristic Evaluation
14 18 (11.84%) Google
15 17 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (11.18%) Statistics
15 17 (11.18%) Internet
15 17 (11.18%) Quantitative Research
16 16 (10.53%) Automotive

Psychology
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 23 (15.13%) CMS
2 5 (3.29%) SAS
3 4 (2.63%) WordPress
4 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 20 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (10.53%) InDesign
3 16 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (10.53%) OmniGraffle
4 13 (8.55%) InVision
5 8 (5.26%) MS Visio
6 6 (3.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (3.95%) Photoshop
7 5 (3.29%) SPSS
8 2 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (1.32%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (1.32%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.89%) Google Analytics
2 7 (4.61%) Google Tag Manager
3 5 (3.29%) SaaS
4 3 (1.97%) Slack
5 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.66%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.18%) Internet
2 1 (0.66%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.95%) Data Mining
2 4 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.97%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.32%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (1.32%) Power BI
4 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.66%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.66%) MySQL
5 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (15.13%) Axure RP
2 8 (5.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (1.97%) JIRA
4 1 (0.66%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.66%) WebDriver
General
1 54 (35.53%) Marketing
2 19 (12.50%) Advertising
3 16 (10.53%) Automotive
4 14 (9.21%) Games
5 13 (8.55%) Finance
6 7 (4.61%) Law
7 6 (3.95%) Multimedia
8 4 (2.63%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.97%) French Language
9 3 (1.97%) German Language
9 3 (1.97%) Retail
10 1 (0.66%) Banking
10 1 (0.66%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (28.29%) User Experience Researcher
2 29 (19.08%) Analyst
3 28 (18.42%) Designer
4 24 (15.79%) UX Designer
5 18 (11.84%) User Researcher
6 15 (9.87%) Developer
6 15 (9.87%) Junior
7 14 (9.21%) Consultant
8 12 (7.89%) Business Analyst
9 11 (7.24%) Senior Designer
9 11 (7.24%) Senior UX Designer
10 6 (3.95%) Business Change Analyst
10 6 (3.95%) Business Change Business Analyst
10 6 (3.95%) Business Consultant
10 6 (3.95%) C# Developer
10 6 (3.95%) Data Analyst
10 6 (3.95%) Junior Designer
10 6 (3.95%) Junior UX Designer
11 5 (3.29%) Data Scientist
11 5 (3.29%) Development Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.24%) .NET
2 6 (3.95%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.97%) CSS
3 3 (1.97%) HTML
4 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.32%) COM
4 2 (1.32%) Node.js
5 1 (0.66%) Django
5 1 (0.66%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.66%) jQuery
5 1 (0.66%) Material Design
5 1 (0.66%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (0.66%) Pandas
5 1 (0.66%) React
5 1 (0.66%) Redux
5 1 (0.66%) scikit-learn
5 1 (0.66%) SciPy
5 1 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 89 (58.55%) User Experience
2 31 (20.39%) Computer Science
3 27 (17.76%) Social Media
4 22 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (7.24%) Digital Media
6 5 (3.29%) Cyber Attack
7 3 (1.97%) Tandem
7 3 (1.97%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.32%) Online Games
9 1 (0.66%) BBC
9 1 (0.66%) Blog
9 1 (0.66%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.66%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.66%) Linked Data
9 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.66%) Motion Graphics
9 1 (0.66%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.58%) Mac OS X
2 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.66%) Android
3 1 (0.66%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (31.58%) Analytics
2 28 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (18.42%) Usability Testing
3 27 (17.76%) Human Factors
4 26 (17.11%) Cognitive Psychology
5 22 (14.47%) Mathematics
6 20 (13.16%) Content Management
6 20 (13.16%) Mentoring
6 20 (13.16%) Prototyping
7 19 (12.50%) Heuristic Evaluation
7 19 (12.50%) Project Management
8 17 (11.18%) Quantitative Research
8 17 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (11.18%) Statistics
9 16 (10.53%) Economics
9 16 (10.53%) Internet Marketing
10 14 (9.21%) Creative Problem-Solving
10 14 (9.21%) Digital Marketing
11 13 (8.55%) Scrum
11 13 (8.55%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.55%) SQL
2 10 (6.58%) C#
3 9 (5.92%) R
4 8 (5.26%) Python
5 5 (3.29%) Java
6 4 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.63%) VB
7 3 (1.97%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.66%) C
8 1 (0.66%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (55.26%) Degree
2 12 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (4.61%) Postgraduate
4 6 (3.95%) DBS Check
5 4 (2.63%) HND
5 4 (2.63%) PhD
6 2 (1.32%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.66%) APMG
7 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.66%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.95%) Actionable Recommendations
Systems Management
1 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (17.11%) Adobe
2 24 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 18 (11.84%) Google
4 11 (7.24%) Apple
5 10 (6.58%) Tableau
6 4 (2.63%) Genesys
6 4 (2.63%) Hotjar
6 4 (2.63%) Optimizely
6 4 (2.63%) Pega
7 3 (1.97%) Criteo
7 3 (1.97%) DoubleClick
7 3 (1.97%) Facebook
8 2 (1.32%) Datactics
8 2 (1.32%) IBM
9 1 (0.66%) HP
9 1 (0.66%) SIMUL8