Period
to 18 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Scientific Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1176 1202 1294
Rank change year-on-year +26 +92 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Scientific Software Developer 13 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.004% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 8
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +69.64% -30.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £34,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £62,300 £33,050
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £51,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year -11.76% +82.14% -30.00%

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 171922 177447 207048
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 96.51% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 138528 148155 172715
UK median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,245
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% +4.98% +0.54%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 3 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 18 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
UK excluding London +41 13 £45,000 -11.76% 2
England +35 13 £45,000 -5.26% 2
East of England - 13 £45,000 -

Scientific Software Developer Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, Scientific Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Scientific Software Developer in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) C++
1 13 (100.00%) Degree
1 13 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 12 (92.31%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (92.31%) Acoustics
2 12 (92.31%) LabVIEW
2 12 (92.31%) Software Engineering
2 12 (92.31%) PhD
2 12 (92.31%) Signal Processing
3 11 (84.62%) C
3 11 (84.62%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (7.69%) JIRA
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) HTTP
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) WSDL
4 1 (7.69%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) DCOM
4 1 (7.69%) SOAP
4 1 (7.69%) STL
4 1 (7.69%) Windows
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) REST
4 1 (7.69%) GitHub

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) LabVIEW
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 11 (84.62%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (7.69%) DCOM
1 1 (7.69%) REST
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) STL
1 1 (7.69%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 12 (92.31%) Acoustics
2 12 (92.31%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Signal Processing
1 12 (92.31%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C++
2 11 (84.62%) C
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Degree
2 12 (92.31%) PhD