Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quantitative Research
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 882 1030 1151
Rank change year-on-year +148 +121 +61
Permanent jobs citing Quantitative Research 314 168 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.091% 0.074%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.10% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 173 130 124
UK median annual salary £60,000 £53,750 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.63% -4.44% -15.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,975 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £109,125 £108,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £38,000 £46,750
% change year-on-year +44.74% -18.72% -33.21%

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 161555 165982 191669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.45% 88.91%
Number of salaries quoted 128029 137602 158590
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,750 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.29% - +6.25%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 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 +156 301 £65,000 +20.93% 41
London +118 241 £65,000 -3.70% 30
UK excluding London +50 73 £55,000 +44.74% 13
East of England - 27 £70,000 - 1
North of England +9 21 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Yorkshire +44 12 £41,250 - 3
Scotland -11 10 £32,500 - 2
North West -5 9 £60,000 +75.18%
Midlands +31 6 £37,500 - 1
South West - 6 £42,500 - 2
East Midlands - 4 £50,000 - 1
Wales - 3 £32,000 -
West Midlands +3 2 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT jobs citing Quantitative Research 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 Quantitative Research.

1 200 (63.69%) Finance
2 162 (51.59%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (50.00%) Python
4 127 (40.45%) Analytics
5 125 (39.81%) SQL
6 121 (38.54%) Java
7 114 (36.31%) C++
8 113 (35.99%) Asset Management
9 112 (35.67%) Banking
10 108 (34.39%) Analytical Skills
11 105 (33.44%) Investment Banking
12 103 (32.80%) Retail Banking
12 103 (32.80%) Wealth Management
13 99 (31.53%) R
14 93 (29.62%) Unix
15 82 (26.11%) Enterprise Software
16 80 (25.48%) Oracle
17 79 (25.16%) Release Management
18 78 (24.84%) Perl
19 77 (24.52%) PL/SQL
19 77 (24.52%) Data Warehouse
19 77 (24.52%) Data Analytics
20 76 (24.20%) OLAP
20 76 (24.20%) Oracle OLAP
21 71 (22.61%) Degree
22 62 (19.75%) Qualitative Research
22 62 (19.75%) User Experience
23 57 (18.15%) Big Data
24 53 (16.88%) Computer Science
25 51 (16.24%) C#

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 18 (5.73%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.55%) SAS
3 1 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (0.32%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.32%) Jupyter
3 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (4.46%) Adobe Illustrator
1 14 (4.46%) Photoshop
2 13 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (4.14%) OmniGraffle
3 11 (3.50%) SPSS
4 8 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (1.27%) InVision
6 4 (1.27%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.32%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.82%) Google Analytics
3 7 (2.23%) Adobe Analytics
4 5 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.64%) GitHub
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.64%) SSL
2 1 (0.32%) Firewall
2 1 (0.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (24.52%) Data Warehouse
2 76 (24.20%) OLAP
2 76 (24.20%) Oracle OLAP
3 57 (18.15%) Big Data
4 13 (4.14%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.23%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.91%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.59%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.59%) Power BI
7 5 (1.59%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.96%) MySQL
10 2 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.64%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.64%) HBase
10 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.64%) QlikView
10 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (7.01%) Axure RP
2 14 (4.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 13 (4.14%) JIRA
4 12 (3.82%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.59%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.32%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.32%) JUnit
7 1 (0.32%) Maven
7 1 (0.32%) Selenium
7 1 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.32%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.32%) WebDriver
General
1 200 (63.69%) Finance
2 112 (35.67%) Banking
3 105 (33.44%) Investment Banking
4 103 (32.80%) Retail Banking
5 37 (11.78%) Front Office
6 20 (6.37%) Marketing
7 17 (5.41%) Retail
8 15 (4.78%) Financial Institution
9 8 (2.55%) Games
9 8 (2.55%) Telecoms
10 7 (2.23%) Advertising
10 7 (2.23%) German Language
11 4 (1.27%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.32%) Back Office
12 1 (0.32%) Legal
12 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 90 (28.66%) Developer
2 64 (20.38%) Quantitative Developer
3 60 (19.11%) Analyst
4 39 (12.42%) Data Scientist
5 38 (12.10%) Qualitative Analyst
5 38 (12.10%) Quantitative Analyst
6 32 (10.19%) Research Analyst
7 30 (9.55%) User Experience Researcher
8 27 (8.60%) Designer
8 27 (8.60%) Head of Risk Management
8 27 (8.60%) Head of Technology
8 27 (8.60%) UX Designer
9 17 (5.41%) IT Analyst
9 17 (5.41%) Software Engineer
10 12 (3.82%) Research Engineer
11 11 (3.50%) Software Analyst
12 10 (3.18%) Data Analyst
12 10 (3.18%) IT Engineer
12 10 (3.18%) Programmer
13 9 (2.87%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.05%) HTML
2 13 (4.14%) .NET
3 10 (3.18%) Kafka
4 7 (2.23%) Hibernate
4 7 (2.23%) J2EE
4 7 (2.23%) Spring
5 6 (1.91%) Django
5 6 (1.91%) HTML5
5 6 (1.91%) Java EE
5 6 (1.91%) JSP
5 6 (1.91%) Struts
5 6 (1.91%) XML
6 5 (1.59%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.59%) React
6 5 (1.59%) WPF
7 4 (1.27%) CSS
7 4 (1.27%) CSS3
7 4 (1.27%) Natural Language Processing
7 4 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (0.96%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 108 (34.39%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (26.11%) Enterprise Software
3 62 (19.75%) User Experience
4 53 (16.88%) Computer Science
5 43 (13.69%) Algorithms
5 43 (13.69%) Fixed Income
6 36 (11.46%) Derivative
7 30 (9.55%) Hedge funds
8 29 (9.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 28 (8.92%) Credit Risk
9 28 (8.92%) Equity Derivative
10 27 (8.60%) Market Risk
11 18 (5.73%) Smart City
12 15 (4.78%) Mobile App
13 13 (4.14%) Data Structures
14 9 (2.87%) Equities
14 9 (2.87%) Fintech
15 6 (1.91%) Graphic Design
16 5 (1.59%) Social Media
17 4 (1.27%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 93 (29.62%) Unix
2 24 (7.64%) Linux
3 3 (0.96%) Windows
4 2 (0.64%) CentOS
4 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (51.59%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (40.45%) Analytics
3 113 (35.99%) Asset Management
4 103 (32.80%) Wealth Management
5 79 (25.16%) Release Management
6 77 (24.52%) Data Analytics
7 62 (19.75%) Qualitative Research
8 51 (16.24%) Machine Learning
9 44 (14.01%) Mathematics
10 38 (12.10%) Risk Management
11 30 (9.55%) Service Design
11 30 (9.55%) Usability Testing
11 30 (9.55%) Wireframes
12 29 (9.24%) SDLC
13 27 (8.60%) Credit Risk Management
13 27 (8.60%) Matrix Organization
13 27 (8.60%) Project Planning
13 27 (8.60%) Software Engineering
14 24 (7.64%) Artificial Intelligence
14 24 (7.64%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 157 (50.00%) Python
2 125 (39.81%) SQL
3 121 (38.54%) Java
4 114 (36.31%) C++
5 99 (31.53%) R
6 78 (24.84%) Perl
7 77 (24.52%) PL/SQL
8 51 (16.24%) C#
9 29 (9.24%) C
10 16 (5.10%) JavaScript
11 12 (3.82%) MATLAB
12 11 (3.50%) VBA
13 10 (3.18%) Assembly Language
14 8 (2.55%) Go
15 7 (2.23%) Haskell
16 4 (1.27%) APL
16 4 (1.27%) Erlang
16 4 (1.27%) F#
16 4 (1.27%) Lisp
16 4 (1.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 71 (22.61%) Degree
2 46 (14.65%) PhD
3 14 (4.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.91%) Postgraduate
5 5 (1.59%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (1.27%) Master's Degree
6 4 (1.27%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.27%) QA
2 2 (0.64%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.32%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (0.96%) Docker
2 2 (0.64%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (1.59%) Ansible
2 2 (0.64%) Kibana
2 2 (0.64%) logstash
2 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.64%) Puppet
2 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (0.32%) Grafana
3 1 (0.32%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.32%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 80 (25.48%) Oracle
2 17 (5.41%) Google
3 7 (2.23%) Adobe
3 7 (2.23%) Atlassian
3 7 (2.23%) Bloomberg
3 7 (2.23%) Microsoft
4 5 (1.59%) Tableau
5 4 (1.27%) Apple
5 4 (1.27%) Hotjar
5 4 (1.27%) Twitter
6 2 (0.64%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.64%) Sawtooth Software
7 1 (0.32%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.32%) eSpeed
7 1 (0.32%) Informatica
7 1 (0.32%) Remedy
7 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.32%) Sony
7 1 (0.32%) Sybase