Period
to 21 May 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Science in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Social Science over the 6 months to 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Science
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1073 1158 1155
Rank change year-on-year +85 -3 +97
Permanent jobs citing Social Science 25 48 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.028% 0.012%
As % of the General category 0.045% 0.068% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 19 31 9
UK median annual salary £65,000 £33,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +94.03% -33.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £37,771 £26,250 £41,151
90th Percentile £113,675 £56,250 £59,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,275 £32,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +78.98% -41.82% +68.63%

Social Science is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 55,064 70,918 70,292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.20% 41.29% 41.63%
Number of salaries quoted 41,381 55,177 55,989
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -1.16%

Social Science
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Social Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Social Science in the UK

Social Science
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Social Science in the UK

Social Science
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Social Science over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Social Science in the UK

Social Science
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Social Science within the UK over the 6 months to 21 May 2019. 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 +68 21 £65,000 +89.78% 3
London +80 13 £68,300 +43.79% 3
UK excluding London +63 12 £57,275 +78.98%
North of England - 6 £77,863 -
Scotland +12 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 £98,450 -
East of England +86 2 £42,500 +32.81%
North East - 1 £57,275 -
North West - 1 £57,275 -

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, IT jobs citing Social Science 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 Social Science.

1 13 (52.00%) Degree
2 12 (48.00%) Python
3 11 (44.00%) Computer Science
3 11 (44.00%) Machine Learning
3 11 (44.00%) Analytics
4 9 (36.00%) Coaching
4 9 (36.00%) Statistics
5 8 (32.00%) Operations Research
6 7 (28.00%) Artificial Intelligence
6 7 (28.00%) Physics
6 7 (28.00%) R
6 7 (28.00%) PhD
6 7 (28.00%) Data Science
7 6 (24.00%) Psychology
8 5 (20.00%) Open Source
8 5 (20.00%) Scala
8 5 (20.00%) Data Mining
8 5 (20.00%) C++
8 5 (20.00%) Java
8 5 (20.00%) MATLAB
8 5 (20.00%) Project Management
8 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (20.00%) Deep Learning
8 5 (20.00%) Natural Language Processing
8 5 (20.00%) Big Data
9 4 (16.00%) Algorithms
9 4 (16.00%) Cognitive Psychology
9 4 (16.00%) Data Analytics
9 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
9 4 (16.00%) Digital Transformation Programme

Social Science
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 1 (4.00%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Simulink
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.00%) SPSS
2 1 (4.00%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.00%) IaaS
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Big Data
1 5 (20.00%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
1 3 (12.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Dutch Language
2 1 (4.00%) French Language
2 1 (4.00%) German Language
2 1 (4.00%) Italian Language
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) User Researcher
2 4 (16.00%) Principal Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Principal Software Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Senior User Researcher
2 4 (16.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Insight Director
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Cloud Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Data Scientist
4 2 (8.00%) Transformation Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Graduate
5 1 (4.00%) Marketing Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Marketing Data Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Support Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (8.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.00%) Blog
4 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Analytics
1 11 (44.00%) Computer Science
1 11 (44.00%) Machine Learning
2 9 (36.00%) Coaching
2 9 (36.00%) Statistics
3 8 (32.00%) Operations Research
4 7 (28.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 7 (28.00%) Data Science
4 7 (28.00%) Physics
5 6 (24.00%) Psychology
6 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.00%) Deep Learning
6 5 (20.00%) Open Source
6 5 (20.00%) Project Management
7 4 (16.00%) Cognitive Psychology
7 4 (16.00%) Data Analytics
7 4 (16.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 4 (16.00%) Market Research
7 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) Python
2 7 (28.00%) R
3 5 (20.00%) C++
3 5 (20.00%) Java
3 5 (20.00%) MATLAB
3 5 (20.00%) Scala
4 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Degree
2 7 (28.00%) PhD
3 4 (16.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.00%) Numerate Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) YouTube
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) Cognizant