Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quantitative Research
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 869 900 1033
Rank change year-on-year +31 +133 +158
Permanent jobs citing Quantitative Research 280 290 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 185 124 151
UK median annual salary £73,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.67% - -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £132,500 £94,250 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% +53.85% -29.35%

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 148,837 159,663 173,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.05% 91.56% 90.89%
Number of salaries quoted 118,373 125,920 144,420
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +7 271 £75,000 +25.00% 50
London -6 204 £80,000 +18.52% 33
UK excluding London +42 73 £60,000 +20.00% 18
South East - 39 £73,000 - 5
North of England +39 11 £47,500 +26.67% 10
South West +14 8 £50,000 +14.29% 1
East of England +7 8 £40,000 -42.86%
Yorkshire +17 7 £62,512 +61.32% 7
Scotland +4 6 £60,000 +77.78%
North East -9 3 £37,200 -12.47% 2
West Midlands +31 1 - - 1
Midlands +26 1 - - 1
North West +8 1 £42,500 +77.08% 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 174 (62.14%) Finance
2 121 (43.21%) Python
3 88 (31.43%) Big Data
4 82 (29.29%) Statistics
5 75 (26.79%) Degree
6 70 (25.00%) Analytics
7 69 (24.64%) Artificial Intelligence
8 68 (24.29%) Qualitative Research
9 66 (23.57%) User Experience
10 64 (22.86%) Econometrics
11 57 (20.36%) Hedge funds
12 56 (20.00%) Linux
12 56 (20.00%) Mathematics
13 55 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
14 53 (18.93%) Computer Science
15 50 (17.86%) SQL
16 46 (16.43%) PhD
17 44 (15.71%) Machine Learning
18 43 (15.36%) Probabilistic Modelling
18 43 (15.36%) Reinforcement Learning
18 43 (15.36%) Neural Network
19 42 (15.00%) Deep Learning
19 42 (15.00%) R
20 41 (14.64%) Problem-Solving
21 40 (14.29%) Natural Language Processing
21 40 (14.29%) Bayesian Methods
22 39 (13.93%) C++
23 38 (13.57%) Statistical Computing
23 38 (13.57%) Markov Model
23 38 (13.57%) Signal Processing

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 26 (9.29%) Apache Spark
2 25 (8.93%) SAS
3 24 (8.57%) Apache
4 2 (0.71%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (5.00%) InVision
3 9 (3.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.14%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (2.14%) Photoshop
5 5 (1.79%) Chatbot
5 5 (1.79%) UserZoom
6 3 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.71%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.36%) SPSS
8 1 (0.36%) UXPin
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.14%) Google Analytics
3 5 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.43%) GitHub
5 2 (0.71%) SaaS
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.21%) Firewall
2 2 (0.71%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (0.36%) DNS
3 1 (0.36%) HTTP
3 1 (0.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (31.43%) Big Data
2 30 (10.71%) Hadoop
3 26 (9.29%) Power BI
4 25 (8.93%) Apache Hive
5 24 (8.57%) SAP HANA
5 24 (8.57%) Text Mining
6 9 (3.21%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.50%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.43%) MySQL
8 4 (1.43%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.07%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.07%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.07%) SQLite
10 2 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.71%) Mixpanel
11 1 (0.36%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.36%) OpenTSDB
Development Applications
1 9 (3.21%) Axure RP
1 9 (3.21%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.14%) Maven
3 5 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.79%) Subversion
4 3 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.71%) Visual Website Optimizer
6 1 (0.36%) JIRA
General
1 174 (62.14%) Finance
2 35 (12.50%) Retail
3 26 (9.29%) Telecoms
4 25 (8.93%) Marketing
5 19 (6.79%) Banking
6 17 (6.07%) Front Office
7 8 (2.86%) Games
8 7 (2.50%) Automotive
8 7 (2.50%) Financial Institution
9 6 (2.14%) Publishing
10 4 (1.43%) Law
10 4 (1.43%) Legal
11 2 (0.71%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.71%) Social Science
12 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (13.93%) Machine Learning Researcher
2 33 (11.79%) Developer
3 31 (11.07%) Security Engineer
4 30 (10.71%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 27 (9.64%) Data Scientist
6 24 (8.57%) User Experience Researcher
7 20 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
8 18 (6.43%) Analyst
9 16 (5.71%) Quantitative Researcher
9 16 (5.71%) User Researcher
10 15 (5.36%) Quantitative Developer
11 14 (5.00%) Senior Data Scientist
12 13 (4.64%) Research Manager
12 13 (4.64%) Research Scientist
13 12 (4.29%) Designer
14 11 (3.93%) C++ Developer
14 11 (3.93%) Senior User Experience Researcher
15 10 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
16 9 (3.21%) Senior User Researcher
17 8 (2.86%) Machine Learning Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (14.29%) Natural Language Processing
2 27 (9.64%) Kafka
3 24 (8.57%) D3.js
3 24 (8.57%) ggplot
4 13 (4.64%) HTML
5 8 (2.86%) .NET
6 7 (2.50%) Pandas
6 7 (2.50%) Spring
7 6 (2.14%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.14%) ASP.NET Core
7 6 (2.14%) CSS
8 5 (1.79%) Hibernate
8 5 (1.79%) XML
9 3 (1.07%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.07%) Caffe
9 3 (1.07%) React
9 3 (1.07%) Torch
10 2 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.71%) JMS
10 2 (0.71%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 66 (23.57%) User Experience
2 57 (20.36%) Hedge funds
3 53 (18.93%) Computer Science
4 36 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (11.43%) Algorithms
6 24 (8.57%) Social Network
7 17 (6.07%) Management Information System
8 14 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (3.93%) Private Cloud
10 9 (3.21%) Credit Risk
10 9 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (2.86%) Derivative
12 7 (2.50%) Social Media
13 6 (2.14%) Fintech
13 6 (2.14%) Fixed Income
13 6 (2.14%) Mobile App
14 5 (1.79%) Equity Derivative
14 5 (1.79%) Graphic Design
15 4 (1.43%) Equities
15 4 (1.43%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 56 (20.00%) Linux
2 37 (13.21%) Windows
3 18 (6.43%) Unix
4 11 (3.93%) Android
4 11 (3.93%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.07%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (29.29%) Statistics
2 70 (25.00%) Analytics
3 69 (24.64%) Artificial Intelligence
4 68 (24.29%) Qualitative Research
5 64 (22.86%) Econometrics
6 56 (20.00%) Mathematics
7 55 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (15.71%) Machine Learning
9 43 (15.36%) Neural Network
9 43 (15.36%) Probabilistic Modelling
9 43 (15.36%) Reinforcement Learning
10 42 (15.00%) Deep Learning
11 41 (14.64%) Problem-Solving
12 40 (14.29%) Bayesian Methods
13 38 (13.57%) Markov Model
13 38 (13.57%) Signal Processing
13 38 (13.57%) Statistical Computing
14 36 (12.86%) Decision-Making
15 34 (12.14%) Cybersecurity
16 32 (11.43%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 121 (43.21%) Python
2 50 (17.86%) SQL
3 42 (15.00%) R
4 39 (13.93%) C++
5 26 (9.29%) Java
6 16 (5.71%) C#
7 14 (5.00%) JavaScript
8 13 (4.64%) Perl
9 12 (4.29%) C
10 7 (2.50%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.14%) MATLAB
12 5 (1.79%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.79%) VBA
13 3 (1.07%) F#
13 3 (1.07%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.71%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.71%) Groovy
14 2 (0.71%) Scala
14 2 (0.71%) Tcl
15 1 (0.36%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 75 (26.79%) Degree
2 46 (16.43%) PhD
3 31 (11.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.43%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.36%) CISM
5 1 (0.36%) CISSP
5 1 (0.36%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.43%) MiFID
2 2 (0.71%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) COBIT
3 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (6.43%) iptables
2 10 (3.57%) Docker
3 2 (0.71%) LXC
4 1 (0.36%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 24 (8.57%) Hadoop YARN
2 18 (6.43%) Ansible
3 8 (2.86%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.79%) Puppet
5 3 (1.07%) Kibana
6 2 (0.71%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.36%) Grafana
7 1 (0.36%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (11.07%) Tableau
2 24 (8.57%) SAP
3 10 (3.57%) Google
4 5 (1.79%) LexisNexis
5 4 (1.43%) IBM
6 3 (1.07%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.07%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.07%) Oracle
6 3 (1.07%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.07%) Reuters
6 3 (1.07%) Splunk
7 2 (0.71%) Alteryx
7 2 (0.71%) Bloomberg
7 2 (0.71%) Foundry
7 2 (0.71%) ION Trading
7 2 (0.71%) Qualtrics
8 1 (0.36%) Adobe
8 1 (0.36%) Facebook
8 1 (0.36%) Hotjar
8 1 (0.36%) Twitter