Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Quantitative Research skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Quantitative Research over the 6 months to 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quantitative Research
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 950 1004 1080
Rank change year-on-year +54 +76 +137
Permanent jobs citing Quantitative Research 222 211 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 144 105 155
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £29,900
90th Percentile £132,500 £85,750 £99,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +46.67% +7.14% -22.22%

Quantitative Research 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 158,622 162,137 182,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.66% 90.74% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 126,735 130,343 151,856
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

Quantitative Research
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Quantitative Research in the UK

Quantitative Research
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Quantitative Research in the UK

Quantitative Research
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Quantitative Research over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Quantitative Research in the UK

Quantitative Research
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Quantitative Research within the UK over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. 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 +40 218 £66,250 +10.42% 52
London +26 171 £70,000 +7.69% 44
UK excluding London +16 49 £55,000 +46.67% 9
East of England +19 17 £50,000 -4.76% 3
South East +5 12 £73,000 +108.57%
South West +6 8 £50,000 - 2
North of England +10 6 £40,000 +3.23%
West Midlands +23 3 £55,000 +57.14% 2
Yorkshire +20 3 £52,500 +44.32%
Midlands -6 3 £55,000 +57.14% 3
Scotland -18 3 £52,500 +40.00% 1
North East -22 2 £37,200 -7.00%
North West +8 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT jobs citing Quantitative Research 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 Quantitative Research.

1 119 (53.60%) Finance
2 108 (48.65%) Python
3 63 (28.38%) Analytics
4 59 (26.58%) Qualitative Research
5 56 (25.23%) Degree
6 52 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
7 49 (22.07%) User Experience
8 45 (20.27%) Big Data
8 45 (20.27%) Computer Science
9 44 (19.82%) C++
10 43 (19.37%) Analytical Skills
11 42 (18.92%) Statistics
12 40 (18.02%) SQL
12 40 (18.02%) Java
13 36 (16.22%) Linux
13 36 (16.22%) PhD
13 36 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
14 33 (14.86%) Hedge funds
15 32 (14.41%) Machine Learning
16 30 (13.51%) Data Analysis
17 28 (12.61%) R
18 27 (12.16%) Reinforcement Learning
19 26 (11.71%) Probabilistic Modelling
19 26 (11.71%) Continuous Improvement
19 26 (11.71%) Software Engineering
19 26 (11.71%) OO
19 26 (11.71%) JavaScript
20 25 (11.26%) Natural Language Processing
21 24 (10.81%) Open Source
21 24 (10.81%) Artificial Intelligence

Quantitative Research
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 12 (5.41%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.25%) SAS
3 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.45%) Apache
4 1 (0.45%) Confluence
4 1 (0.45%) DNN
4 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.45%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (9.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (6.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (3.15%) SPSS
4 4 (1.80%) Mingle
5 3 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.35%) UXPin
6 2 (0.90%) InVision
7 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.80%) GitHub
2 4 (1.80%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.80%) Trello
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.90%) Firewall
1 2 (0.90%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (0.45%) DNS
2 1 (0.45%) HTTP
2 1 (0.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (20.27%) Big Data
2 10 (4.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (4.05%) NoSQL
4 7 (3.15%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.15%) SQLite
5 6 (2.70%) MySQL
5 6 (2.70%) Power BI
6 5 (2.25%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.25%) Redis
7 4 (1.80%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.80%) SQL Server
8 2 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.90%) Mixpanel
8 2 (0.90%) QlikView
9 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.45%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 1 (0.45%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.50%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (2.25%) JIRA
4 3 (1.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (1.35%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.35%) Maven
5 2 (0.90%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.90%) Subversion
6 1 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 119 (53.60%) Finance
2 22 (9.91%) Banking
2 22 (9.91%) Marketing
3 17 (7.66%) Front Office
4 11 (4.95%) Financial Institution
5 8 (3.60%) Games
6 7 (3.15%) Retail
7 6 (2.70%) Automotive
8 5 (2.25%) Advertising
9 4 (1.80%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.35%) Publishing
11 2 (0.90%) Legal
12 1 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 36 (16.22%) Analyst
2 31 (13.96%) Developer
3 25 (11.26%) User Experience Researcher
4 20 (9.01%) Machine Learning Researcher
5 15 (6.76%) Senior User Experience Researcher
6 11 (4.95%) Quantitative Researcher
6 11 (4.95%) Research Analyst
7 10 (4.50%) C++ Developer
8 9 (4.05%) Security Engineer
9 8 (3.60%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 8 (3.60%) Data Analyst
9 8 (3.60%) Product Owner
10 7 (3.15%) Data Scientist
10 7 (3.15%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.15%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (3.15%) Research Manager
10 7 (3.15%) Research Scientist
10 7 (3.15%) User Researcher
11 6 (2.70%) Operations Analyst
11 6 (2.70%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.26%) Natural Language Processing
2 13 (5.86%) Kafka
3 12 (5.41%) HTML
4 9 (4.05%) Pandas
5 8 (3.60%) Web Services
6 7 (3.15%) .NET
6 7 (3.15%) AngularJS
6 7 (3.15%) React
7 5 (2.25%) CSS
7 5 (2.25%) SciPy
7 5 (2.25%) Torch
8 4 (1.80%) HTML5
8 4 (1.80%) SOAP
8 4 (1.80%) Spring
8 4 (1.80%) Spring Boot
9 3 (1.35%) .NET Core
9 3 (1.35%) Flask
9 3 (1.35%) NumPy
10 2 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.90%) Framer.js
Miscellaneous
1 49 (22.07%) User Experience
2 45 (20.27%) Computer Science
3 43 (19.37%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (14.86%) Hedge funds
5 18 (8.11%) Algorithms
6 10 (4.50%) Derivative
6 10 (4.50%) Fintech
7 9 (4.05%) Market Risk
8 8 (3.60%) Data Structures
8 8 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (3.15%) Fixed Income
10 6 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (2.70%) Private Cloud
10 6 (2.70%) Social Media
11 4 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.80%) Equities
11 4 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.80%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.80%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.22%) Linux
2 23 (10.36%) Unix
3 18 (8.11%) Windows
4 4 (1.80%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (28.38%) Analytics
2 59 (26.58%) Qualitative Research
3 52 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (18.92%) Statistics
5 36 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
6 32 (14.41%) Machine Learning
7 30 (13.51%) Data Analysis
8 27 (12.16%) Reinforcement Learning
9 26 (11.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 26 (11.71%) OO
9 26 (11.71%) Probabilistic Modelling
9 26 (11.71%) Software Engineering
10 24 (10.81%) Artificial Intelligence
10 24 (10.81%) Open Source
11 23 (10.36%) Bayesian Methods
11 23 (10.36%) Deep Learning
11 23 (10.36%) Mathematics
11 23 (10.36%) Neural Network
12 22 (9.91%) Econometrics
13 21 (9.46%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 108 (48.65%) Python
2 44 (19.82%) C++
3 40 (18.02%) Java
3 40 (18.02%) SQL
4 28 (12.61%) R
5 26 (11.71%) JavaScript
6 21 (9.46%) C#
7 16 (7.21%) C
8 12 (5.41%) Perl
9 10 (4.50%) Bash Shell
9 10 (4.50%) Scala
10 8 (3.60%) MATLAB
10 8 (3.60%) VBA
11 6 (2.70%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.35%) F#
13 2 (0.90%) Ada
13 2 (0.90%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.90%) Groovy
13 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 56 (25.23%) Degree
2 36 (16.22%) PhD
3 19 (8.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (3.60%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.15%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.45%) CISM
6 1 (0.45%) CISSP
6 1 (0.45%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.80%) QA
2 3 (1.35%) MiFID
3 2 (0.90%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.45%) COBIT
4 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.80%) iptables
2 2 (0.90%) Docker
2 2 (0.90%) LXC
3 1 (0.45%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 14 (6.31%) Ansible
2 6 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.70%) Puppet
3 5 (2.25%) Kibana
4 2 (0.90%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.45%) Control-M
5 1 (0.45%) Grafana
5 1 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (4.95%) Microsoft
1 11 (4.95%) Tableau
2 9 (4.05%) Google
3 6 (2.70%) Bloomberg
3 6 (2.70%) Cognizant
4 4 (1.80%) Oracle
5 3 (1.35%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.35%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.35%) Splunk
6 2 (0.90%) Alteryx
6 2 (0.90%) Cognos
6 2 (0.90%) Sybase
6 2 (0.90%) Twitter
7 1 (0.45%) Apple
7 1 (0.45%) Capita
7 1 (0.45%) Facebook
7 1 (0.45%) IBM
7 1 (0.45%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.45%) LexisNexis
7 1 (0.45%) MicroStrategy