Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Signal Processing
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 934 944 1011
Rank change year-on-year +10 +67 +123
Permanent jobs citing Signal Processing 236 258 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 220 282 191
UK median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -10.11% +11.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,316 £32,000
90th Percentile £132,500 £56,250 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.63% -11.11% +12.50%

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 153,971 162,157 179,115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.11% 91.53% 90.82%
Number of salaries quoted 122,527 129,139 149,493
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -14 225 £47,500 +18.75% 74
UK excluding London -21 182 £46,250 +15.63% 60
South East +52 71 £47,500 +18.75% 8
East of England -70 68 £45,000 +12.50% 29
London +49 60 £55,000 +37.50% 19
South West +24 20 £40,500 +9.46% 8
West Midlands +20 12 £51,250 +36.67% 3
Midlands +10 12 £51,250 +36.67% 5
Scotland -16 4 £75,000 +15.38% 3
Northern Ireland - 4 £72,500 - 2
North of England +11 3 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Yorkshire +36 2 £42,500 -22.73% 3
North West +11 1 £45,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 143 (60.59%) C++
2 112 (47.46%) Machine Learning
3 107 (45.34%) Python
4 97 (41.10%) PhD
5 92 (38.98%) C
6 88 (37.29%) Algorithms
7 87 (36.86%) Deep Learning
8 84 (35.59%) Neural Network
9 75 (31.78%) Degree
10 71 (30.08%) Software Engineering
11 67 (28.39%) Artificial Intelligence
12 64 (27.12%) Mathematics
12 64 (27.12%) Natural Language Processing
13 59 (25.00%) Computer Science
14 57 (24.15%) Digital Signal Processing
14 57 (24.15%) MATLAB
15 46 (19.49%) Electronics
16 45 (19.07%) Physics
17 44 (18.64%) Reinforcement Learning
18 43 (18.22%) Bayesian Methods
19 42 (17.80%) Linux
20 40 (16.95%) Computer Vision
21 38 (16.10%) Problem-Solving
22 37 (15.68%) Statistics
23 35 (14.83%) Kalman Filter
24 30 (12.71%) Telecoms
24 30 (12.71%) Data Science
25 29 (12.29%) Econometrics
26 26 (11.02%) Probabilistic Modelling
26 26 (11.02%) Finance

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 10 (4.24%) Apache Spark
2 7 (2.97%) DNN
Applications
1 7 (2.97%) Simulink
2 6 (2.54%) Chatbot
3 4 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.42%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (1.27%) Wireless
3 2 (0.85%) Internet
3 2 (0.85%) Network Security
4 1 (0.42%) 5G
4 1 (0.42%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.42%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.42%) RS-485
4 1 (0.42%) Skype
4 1 (0.42%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.54%) Big Data
1 6 (2.54%) Data Mining
2 5 (2.12%) GIS
3 3 (1.27%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (0.85%) DTS
4 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.42%) Presto
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (8.90%) Visual Studio
2 15 (6.36%) LabVIEW
3 12 (5.08%) Git (software)
4 10 (4.24%) CMake
5 2 (0.85%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.85%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.42%) JIRA
General
1 46 (19.49%) Electronics
2 30 (12.71%) Telecoms
3 26 (11.02%) Finance
4 16 (6.78%) Games
5 9 (3.81%) Automotive
6 8 (3.39%) Aerospace
7 7 (2.97%) Retail
8 4 (1.69%) Banking
8 4 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.69%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Marketing
9 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 46 (19.49%) Software Engineer
2 27 (11.44%) Computer Engineer
2 27 (11.44%) Computer Vision Engineer
2 27 (11.44%) Machine Learning Researcher
3 25 (10.59%) Electronics Engineer
4 23 (9.75%) Developer
4 23 (9.75%) Research Engineer
5 22 (9.32%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 18 (7.63%) Process Engineer
7 15 (6.36%) Embedded Engineer
8 14 (5.93%) Machine Learning Scientist
9 13 (5.51%) C++ Software Engineer
10 11 (4.66%) Python Engineer
11 10 (4.24%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 9 (3.81%) Algorithm Engineer
12 9 (3.81%) Design Engineer
13 8 (3.39%) MATLAB Engineer
13 8 (3.39%) Quantitative Researcher
13 8 (3.39%) Senior Software Engineer
14 7 (2.97%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (27.12%) Natural Language Processing
2 14 (5.93%) TensorFlow
3 13 (5.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 13 (5.51%) OpenCV
4 11 (4.66%) Qt
5 10 (4.24%) ZeroMQ
6 8 (3.39%) .NET
7 4 (1.69%) scikit-learn
8 3 (1.27%) HEVC
8 3 (1.27%) Matplotlib
8 3 (1.27%) OpenGL
8 3 (1.27%) SciPy
9 2 (0.85%) MFC
9 2 (0.85%) NumPy
9 2 (0.85%) Pandas
10 1 (0.42%) CSS
10 1 (0.42%) Django
10 1 (0.42%) HTML
10 1 (0.42%) RESTful
10 1 (0.42%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 88 (37.29%) Algorithms
2 59 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 25 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (9.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 22 (9.32%) Hedge funds
5 20 (8.47%) Acoustics
6 13 (5.51%) CUDA
7 12 (5.08%) Embedded Systems
8 10 (4.24%) VHDL
9 8 (3.39%) Grid Computing
9 8 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.69%) Robotics
10 4 (1.69%) Video\Live Streaming
11 3 (1.27%) 3D Graphics
11 3 (1.27%) ASIC
12 2 (0.85%) Clustering
12 2 (0.85%) Cybercrime
12 2 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.85%) Verilog
12 2 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (17.80%) Linux
2 19 (8.05%) Windows
3 7 (2.97%) Unix
4 5 (2.12%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (2.12%) FreeRTOS
5 1 (0.42%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (47.46%) Machine Learning
2 87 (36.86%) Deep Learning
3 84 (35.59%) Neural Network
4 71 (30.08%) Software Engineering
5 67 (28.39%) Artificial Intelligence
6 64 (27.12%) Mathematics
7 57 (24.15%) Digital Signal Processing
8 45 (19.07%) Physics
9 44 (18.64%) Reinforcement Learning
10 43 (18.22%) Bayesian Methods
11 40 (16.95%) Computer Vision
12 38 (16.10%) Problem-Solving
13 37 (15.68%) Statistics
14 35 (14.83%) Kalman Filter
15 30 (12.71%) Data Science
16 29 (12.29%) Econometrics
17 26 (11.02%) Probabilistic Modelling
18 25 (10.59%) Quantitative Research
18 25 (10.59%) Statistical Computing
19 23 (9.75%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 143 (60.59%) C++
2 107 (45.34%) Python
3 92 (38.98%) C
4 57 (24.15%) MATLAB
5 24 (10.17%) Embedded C
6 22 (9.32%) C#
7 14 (5.93%) Java
8 8 (3.39%) SQL
9 6 (2.54%) Assembly Language
10 4 (1.69%) R
11 3 (1.27%) VB
11 3 (1.27%) VC++
12 2 (0.85%) Fortran
13 1 (0.42%) Cython
13 1 (0.42%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.42%) Scala
13 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 97 (41.10%) PhD
2 75 (31.78%) Degree
3 13 (5.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (3.81%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.12%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.85%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.42%) HNC
7 1 (0.42%) HND
7 1 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.81%) QA
2 8 (3.39%) ISO 13485
3 5 (2.12%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.12%) ISO 26262
3 5 (2.12%) JTAG
4 1 (0.42%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 18 (7.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.85%) SELinux
Vendors
1 5 (2.12%) Microsoft
2 4 (1.69%) Tableau
2 4 (1.69%) Xilinx
3 2 (0.85%) EMC
3 2 (0.85%) SAP
4 1 (0.42%) Altera
4 1 (0.42%) ANSYS
4 1 (0.42%) Cadence
4 1 (0.42%) Intel
4 1 (0.42%) NVIDIA