Period
to 2 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Reinforcement Learning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Reinforcement Learning over the 6 months to 2 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Reinforcement Learning
UK
6 months to
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 931 771 1074
Rank change year-on-year -160 +303 -49
Permanent jobs citing Reinforcement Learning 66 38 41
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.056% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.062% 0.060% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 24 36 30
10th Percentile £46,250 £43,125 £42,000
25th Percentile £50,313 £52,500 £50,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £70,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year -21.43% -3.45% +11.54%
75th Percentile £62,438 £88,125 £86,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £101,875 £99,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £80,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% +9.09% -15.38%

Reinforcement Learning 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 106,102 62,992 133,680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.76% 92.77% 92.68%
Number of salaries quoted 72,296 50,993 106,655
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,222 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Reinforcement Learning
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Reinforcement Learning as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Reinforcement Learning in the UK

Reinforcement Learning
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Reinforcement Learning.

Salary trend for Reinforcement Learning in the UK

Reinforcement Learning
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Reinforcement Learning over the 6 months to 2 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Reinforcement Learning in the UK

Reinforcement Learning
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Reinforcement Learning within the UK over the 6 months to 2 August 2021. 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 -164 64 £55,000 -21.43% 12
UK excluding London -103 36 £80,000 +33.33% 4
London -133 27 £52,500 -25.00% 8
South West - 24 - - 2
East of England -33 9 £62,500 -26.47% 1
Work from Home -244 7 £61,000 -21.29% 3
South East -98 3 £80,000 +33.33%

For the 6 months to 2 August 2021, IT jobs citing Reinforcement Learning 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 Reinforcement Learning.

1 59 (89.39%) Python
2 57 (86.36%) Machine Learning
3 51 (77.27%) PhD
4 50 (75.76%) TensorFlow
5 49 (74.24%) Deep Learning
6 45 (68.18%) Neural Network
7 44 (66.67%) Natural Language Processing
8 41 (62.12%) Bayesian Methods
9 40 (60.61%) PyTorch
10 39 (59.09%) Algorithms
10 39 (59.09%) Degree
11 38 (57.58%) Computer Science
12 35 (53.03%) Social Skills
13 34 (51.52%) Games
14 33 (50.00%) Mathematics
15 30 (45.45%) Computer Vision
16 29 (43.94%) Data Science
17 28 (42.42%) Statistical Modelling
18 27 (40.91%) Kalman Filter
19 26 (39.39%) Validation
19 26 (39.39%) Artificial Intelligence
20 25 (37.88%) Robotics
20 25 (37.88%) Monte Carlo Method
20 25 (37.88%) Game Theory
20 25 (37.88%) Random Forest
20 25 (37.88%) Multi-Agent System
21 24 (36.36%) Pattern Recognition
21 24 (36.36%) MATLAB
22 23 (34.85%) Support Vector Machines
23 22 (33.33%) Decision Science

Reinforcement Learning
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 4 (6.06%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.55%) SAS
3 2 (3.03%) Apache
3 2 (3.03%) Jupyter
Applications
1 22 (33.33%) Simulink
1 22 (33.33%) Stateflow
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.52%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.12%) AWS
2 6 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.55%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.55%) Amazon SageMaker
3 3 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (4.55%) Serverless
4 2 (3.03%) Azure
4 2 (3.03%) Azure Machine Learning
4 2 (3.03%) PaaS
5 1 (1.52%) GCP
5 1 (1.52%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) Tableau
2 5 (7.58%) Hadoop
3 4 (6.06%) Data Mining
4 3 (4.55%) Amazon Athena
4 3 (4.55%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (4.55%) Big Data
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.03%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (3.03%) GIS
5 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.52%) Power BI
6 1 (1.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
General
1 35 (53.03%) Social Skills
2 34 (51.52%) Games
3 21 (31.82%) Presentation Skills
4 5 (7.58%) Marketing
5 4 (6.06%) Finance
6 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (33.33%) Data Scientist
1 22 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (7.58%) Analyst
2 5 (7.58%) Machine Learning Engineer
2 5 (7.58%) Machine Learning Scientist
3 4 (6.06%) Qualitative Analyst
3 4 (6.06%) Quantitative Analyst
3 4 (6.06%) Statistical Analyst
4 3 (4.55%) Diagnostic Engineer
5 2 (3.03%) Head of Data Science
5 2 (3.03%) Project Leader
5 2 (3.03%) Senior Data Scientist
5 2 (3.03%) Technical Leader
5 2 (3.03%) Technical Project Leader
6 1 (1.52%) Consultant
6 1 (1.52%) Innovation Analyst
6 1 (1.52%) Network Engineer
6 1 (1.52%) Optimisation Engineer
6 1 (1.52%) Research Scientist
6 1 (1.52%) Telecoms Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (75.76%) TensorFlow
2 40 (60.61%) PyTorch
3 13 (19.70%) Keras
4 11 (16.67%) scikit-learn
5 7 (10.61%) NumPy
6 5 (7.58%) Pandas
6 5 (7.58%) SciPy
7 3 (4.55%) Matplotlib
7 3 (4.55%) Torch
8 2 (3.03%) .NET
8 2 (3.03%) Caffe
8 2 (3.03%) OpenCV
8 2 (3.03%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 39 (59.09%) Algorithms
2 25 (37.88%) Robotics
3 3 (4.55%) Credit Risk
3 3 (4.55%) Life Science
4 2 (3.03%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.03%) Internet of Things
4 2 (3.03%) Lidar
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.58%) Linux
1 5 (7.58%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (86.36%) Machine Learning
2 49 (74.24%) Deep Learning
3 45 (68.18%) Neural Network
4 44 (66.67%) Natural Language Processing
5 41 (62.12%) Bayesian Methods
6 38 (57.58%) Computer Science
7 33 (50.00%) Mathematics
8 30 (45.45%) Computer Vision
9 29 (43.94%) Data Science
10 28 (42.42%) Statistical Modelling
11 27 (40.91%) Kalman Filter
12 26 (39.39%) Artificial Intelligence
12 26 (39.39%) Validation
13 25 (37.88%) Game Theory
13 25 (37.88%) Monte Carlo Method
13 25 (37.88%) Multi-Agent System
13 25 (37.88%) Random Forest
14 24 (36.36%) Pattern Recognition
15 23 (34.85%) Support Vector Machines
16 22 (33.33%) Model Validation
Programming Languages
1 59 (89.39%) Python
2 24 (36.36%) MATLAB
3 15 (22.73%) R
4 11 (16.67%) SQL
5 10 (15.15%) C++
6 6 (9.09%) Java
7 5 (7.58%) Go
7 5 (7.58%) Julia
8 4 (6.06%) C
9 3 (4.55%) C#
9 3 (4.55%) Scala
10 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.52%) Perl
11 1 (1.52%) Ruby
11 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (77.27%) PhD
2 39 (59.09%) Degree
3 12 (18.18%) Master's Degree
4 2 (3.03%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (33.33%) OpenAI
2 5 (7.58%) Instagram
3 2 (3.03%) IBM
4 1 (1.52%) Google