Period
to 20 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Signal Processing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Signal Processing over the 6 months to 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Signal Processing
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 907 928 1037
Rank change year-on-year +21 +109 +107
Permanent jobs citing Signal Processing 234 280 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 211 257 180
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £132,500 £61,250 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Signal Processing 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 148,624 164,621 170,092
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.11% 91.49% 90.93%
Number of salaries quoted 118,172 130,267 141,462
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £84,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

Signal Processing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Signal Processing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Signal Processing in the UK

Signal Processing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Signal Processing.

Salary trend for Signal Processing in the UK

Signal Processing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Signal Processing over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Signal Processing in the UK

Signal Processing
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Signal Processing within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 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 +3 230 £55,000 +22.22% 91
UK excluding London -31 147 £45,000 - 76
London +102 95 £65,000 +62.50% 18
South East +44 57 £50,000 - 16
East of England -86 50 £40,000 -11.11% 33
South West +4 17 £40,000 +8.11% 16
North of England +23 15 £42,500 -5.56% 4
North West +17 13 £42,500 -5.56% 3
West Midlands +34 4 £48,750 -2.50% 2
Midlands +25 4 £48,750 +14.71% 4
Northern Ireland - 3 £80,000 -
Yorkshire +30 2 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Scotland +5 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT jobs citing Signal Processing 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 Signal Processing.

1 125 (53.42%) Python
2 113 (48.29%) C++
3 107 (45.73%) Machine Learning
4 101 (43.16%) PhD
5 100 (42.74%) Deep Learning
6 96 (41.03%) Neural Network
6 96 (41.03%) Software Engineering
7 87 (37.18%) Algorithms
8 78 (33.33%) Natural Language Processing
8 78 (33.33%) Degree
9 77 (32.91%) Artificial Intelligence
9 77 (32.91%) Mathematics
10 65 (27.78%) Reinforcement Learning
11 63 (26.92%) C
12 56 (23.93%) Statistics
12 56 (23.93%) Probabilistic Modelling
13 54 (23.08%) Markov Model
14 53 (22.65%) Computer Science
15 52 (22.22%) Bayesian Methods
16 51 (21.79%) Digital Signal Processing
16 51 (21.79%) Physics
17 49 (20.94%) Finance
18 45 (19.23%) Econometrics
18 45 (19.23%) Statistical Computing
18 45 (19.23%) Quantitative Research
19 41 (17.52%) Telecoms
20 40 (17.09%) MATLAB
21 39 (16.67%) Electronics
22 35 (14.96%) Linux
22 35 (14.96%) Data Science

Signal Processing
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 8 (3.42%) DNN
2 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (5.56%) Chatbot
2 10 (4.27%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.71%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.28%) Simulink
5 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.43%) Data Lake Analytics
2 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.27%) Wireless
2 6 (2.56%) Software-Defined Radio
3 4 (1.71%) Bluetooth
4 3 (1.28%) Internet
4 3 (1.28%) Network Security
4 3 (1.28%) RFID
5 2 (0.85%) 5G
6 1 (0.43%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.43%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.43%) LTE
6 1 (0.43%) RS-485
6 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.13%) GIS
2 9 (3.85%) Data Mining
3 8 (3.42%) DTS
4 7 (2.99%) Big Data
5 3 (1.28%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.43%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.43%) Power BI
7 1 (0.43%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.43%) Presto
7 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 15 (6.41%) CMake
3 13 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 12 (5.13%) LabVIEW
5 2 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.85%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.85%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.85%) JIRA
5 2 (0.85%) Redmine
General
1 49 (20.94%) Finance
2 41 (17.52%) Telecoms
3 39 (16.67%) Electronics
4 29 (12.39%) Games
5 14 (5.98%) Manufacturing
6 12 (5.13%) Aerospace
7 8 (3.42%) Marketing
7 8 (3.42%) Military
7 8 (3.42%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.71%) Music Industry
9 2 (0.85%) Automotive
9 2 (0.85%) Avionics
10 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (19.23%) Machine Learning Researcher
2 40 (17.09%) Software Engineer
3 28 (11.97%) Machine Learning Engineer
4 26 (11.11%) Research Engineer
5 21 (8.97%) Developer
6 19 (8.12%) Computer Engineer
6 19 (8.12%) Computer Vision Engineer
7 16 (6.84%) Machine Learning Scientist
7 16 (6.84%) Process Engineer
8 15 (6.41%) Embedded Engineer
8 15 (6.41%) Research Scientist
9 14 (5.98%) Quantitative Researcher
10 12 (5.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 11 (4.70%) Data Scientist
11 11 (4.70%) Python Engineer
12 10 (4.27%) C++ Software Engineer
12 10 (4.27%) Senior Software Engineer
13 9 (3.85%) C++ Developer
13 9 (3.85%) Software Developer
14 8 (3.42%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (33.33%) Natural Language Processing
2 26 (11.11%) TensorFlow
3 21 (8.97%) Qt
4 16 (6.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 16 (6.84%) OpenCV
5 15 (6.41%) ZeroMQ
6 4 (1.71%) QML
6 4 (1.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 3 (1.28%) .NET
7 3 (1.28%) JSP
8 2 (0.85%) Caffe
8 2 (0.85%) scikit-learn
9 1 (0.43%) CSS
9 1 (0.43%) Django
9 1 (0.43%) Flask
9 1 (0.43%) HTML
9 1 (0.43%) Keras
9 1 (0.43%) PyMC3
9 1 (0.43%) RESTful
9 1 (0.43%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 87 (37.18%) Algorithms
2 53 (22.65%) Computer Science
3 25 (10.68%) Hedge funds
4 22 (9.40%) Acoustics
5 20 (8.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 15 (6.41%) CUDA
7 14 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (5.56%) VHDL
9 8 (3.42%) Grid Computing
10 6 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (2.56%) Life Science
10 6 (2.56%) Video\Live Streaming
11 3 (1.28%) 3D Graphics
11 3 (1.28%) ASIC
11 3 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.28%) SIMD
11 3 (1.28%) Social Media
12 2 (0.85%) CPLD
12 2 (0.85%) TMS320
12 2 (0.85%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 35 (14.96%) Linux
2 15 (6.41%) Windows
3 5 (2.14%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (1.71%) Android
5 3 (1.28%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.43%) Unix
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (45.73%) Machine Learning
2 100 (42.74%) Deep Learning
3 96 (41.03%) Neural Network
3 96 (41.03%) Software Engineering
4 77 (32.91%) Artificial Intelligence
4 77 (32.91%) Mathematics
5 65 (27.78%) Reinforcement Learning
6 56 (23.93%) Probabilistic Modelling
6 56 (23.93%) Statistics
7 54 (23.08%) Markov Model
8 52 (22.22%) Bayesian Methods
9 51 (21.79%) Digital Signal Processing
9 51 (21.79%) Physics
10 45 (19.23%) Econometrics
10 45 (19.23%) Quantitative Research
10 45 (19.23%) Statistical Computing
11 35 (14.96%) Data Science
12 32 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
13 31 (13.25%) Kalman Filter
14 27 (11.54%) Computer Vision
Programming Languages
1 125 (53.42%) Python
2 113 (48.29%) C++
3 63 (26.92%) C
4 40 (17.09%) MATLAB
5 14 (5.98%) Java
6 11 (4.70%) C#
6 11 (4.70%) Embedded C
7 9 (3.85%) Assembly Language
8 3 (1.28%) R
9 2 (0.85%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.85%) Embedded C++
9 2 (0.85%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.85%) Ruby
9 2 (0.85%) SQL
9 2 (0.85%) VB
9 2 (0.85%) VC++
10 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.43%) Perl
10 1 (0.43%) Scala
10 1 (0.43%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 101 (43.16%) PhD
2 78 (33.33%) Degree
3 18 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (7.26%) Security Cleared
5 14 (5.98%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.99%) Master's Degree
7 5 (2.14%) HND
8 4 (1.71%) HNC
9 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.28%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 8 (3.42%) Firmware
2 2 (0.85%) Docker
3 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.43%) KVM
3 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (3.42%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.99%) SAP
3 5 (2.14%) Xilinx
4 3 (1.28%) EMC
5 2 (0.85%) Cadence
5 2 (0.85%) NVIDIA
6 1 (0.43%) ANSYS
6 1 (0.43%) Twitter
6 1 (0.43%) VMware