Period
to 19 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Scientific Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Scientific Software Developer
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1186 1165 1268
Rank change year-on-year -21 +103 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Scientific Software Developer 11 26 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.015% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.015% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 11 26 11
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £47,500 £53,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% +39.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 167,485 170,923 196,281
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.20% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,503 139,507 164,804
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Scientific Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Scientific Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Scientific Software Developer in the UK

Scientific Software Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Scientific Software Developer in the UK

Scientific Software Developer
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Scientific Software Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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 -13 11 £40,000 - 2
London - 6 £40,000 -
UK excluding London +2 5 £45,000 +12.50% 2
East of England -10 3 £45,000 +12.50% 2
South East -3 2 £52,500 +16.67%

Scientific Software Developer Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, Scientific Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Scientific Software Developer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) C++
1 11 (100.00%) PhD
2 9 (81.82%) Degree
2 9 (81.82%) Computer Science
3 8 (72.73%) Mathematics
4 6 (54.55%) Java
4 6 (54.55%) GIS
4 6 (54.55%) C#
4 6 (54.55%) Java SE
4 6 (54.55%) 3D Graphics
4 6 (54.55%) Games
4 6 (54.55%) Scrum
4 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (54.55%) Physics
4 6 (54.55%) Algorithms
4 6 (54.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Acoustics
5 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (27.27%) Signal Processing
5 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 3 (27.27%) LabVIEW
6 2 (18.18%) OOD
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) OO
6 2 (18.18%) Cross-Platform Development
6 2 (18.18%) Parallel Programming
6 2 (18.18%) Mathematical Modelling

Scientific Software Developer Skill Set
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (54.55%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) Computer Science
2 6 (54.55%) 3D Graphics
2 6 (54.55%) Algorithms
3 3 (27.27%) Acoustics
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Mathematics
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Physics
2 6 (54.55%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (27.27%) Signal Processing
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Cross-Platform Development
4 2 (18.18%) Mathematical Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) OOD
4 2 (18.18%) Parallel Programming
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C++
2 6 (54.55%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) PhD
2 9 (81.82%) Degree
3 6 (54.55%) Computer Science Degree