Period
to 19 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Algorithm Engineer was £120,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

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

Senior Algorithm Engineer
UK
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1135 1205 1217
Rank change year-on-year +70 +12 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Algorithm Engineer 3 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.001% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.001% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
UK median annual salary £120,000 £55,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +118.18% +37.50% -
UK excluding London median annual salary - - £40,000

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 152,072 171,669 178,785
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.06% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,707 138,282 149,258
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +4.40%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

Senior Algorithm Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Algorithm Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Algorithm Engineer in the UK

Senior Algorithm Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Algorithm Engineer.

Salary trend for Senior Algorithm Engineer in the UK

Senior Algorithm Engineer
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Algorithm Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 December 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 +66 3 £120,000 +118.18% 1
London +45 2 £120,000 +118.18% 1
East of England - 1 - -
UK excluding London - 1 - -

Senior Algorithm Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, Senior Algorithm Engineer 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 Senior Algorithm Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (66.67%) Data Structures
2 2 (66.67%) SaaS
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) Google
2 2 (66.67%) Haskell
2 2 (66.67%) Erlang
2 2 (66.67%) Scala
3 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Neural Network
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) CUDA
3 1 (33.33%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (33.33%) Signal Processing
3 1 (33.33%) Weka
3 1 (33.33%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
3 1 (33.33%) Deep Learning
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Hidden Markov Model
3 1 (33.33%) Theano

Senior Algorithm Engineer 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) SaaS
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Natural Language Processing
1 1 (33.33%) scikit-learn
1 1 (33.33%) TensorFlow
1 1 (33.33%) Theano
1 1 (33.33%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (66.67%) Data Structures
3 1 (33.33%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Code Optimisation
2 1 (33.33%) Complexity Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Decision Tree
2 1 (33.33%) Deep Learning
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Signal Processing
2 1 (33.33%) Hidden Markov Model
2 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 1 (33.33%) Markov Model
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Neural Network
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 1 (33.33%) Reinforcement Learning
2 1 (33.33%) Signal Processing
2 1 (33.33%) Support Vector Machines
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) Erlang
2 2 (66.67%) Haskell
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) Scala
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C++
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Google