Period
to 17 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Statistics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Statistics over the 6 months to 17 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Statistics
UK
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 299 344 365
Rank change year-on-year +45 +21 -14
Permanent jobs citing Statistics 1,412 432 1,257
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 0.85% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 0.91% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 557 339 909
10th Percentile £32,400 £32,400 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £82,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £89,922 £100,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Statistics 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 114,171 47,519 131,444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.99% 93.18% 92.62%
Number of salaries quoted 76,441 39,081 104,547
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -

Statistics
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Statistics as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Statistics in the UK

Statistics
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Statistics.

Salary trend for Statistics in the UK

Statistics
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Statistics over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Statistics in the UK

Statistics
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Statistics within the UK over the 6 months to 17 September 2021. 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 +22 1,083 £55,000 -8.33% 137
UK excluding London +32 587 £45,000 - 79
London -31 527 £59,500 -20.67% 66
Work from Home -12 391 £52,000 -5.45% 23
South East -36 180 £60,000 +11.66% 20
East of England -6 133 £57,500 -4.17% 14
North of England -40 103 £42,500 +4.44% 17
South West -58 68 £37,500 -9.64% 6
Midlands -86 53 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Yorkshire -52 50 £45,540 +25.63% 8
North West -75 44 £45,000 +2.27% 7
Scotland -72 34 £32,500 -25.71% 5
West Midlands -72 29 £47,500 +14.46% 9
East Midlands -54 24 £43,500 +2.35% 4
Isle of Man - 11 - -
North East -24 9 £36,404 +14.19% 2
Wales -58 5 £24,750 -50.50% 4
Northern Ireland - 1 £32,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, IT jobs citing Statistics 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 Statistics.

1 693 (49.08%) Degree
2 689 (48.80%) Mathematics
3 635 (44.97%) Computer Science
4 574 (40.65%) Python
5 530 (37.54%) Social Skills
6 524 (37.11%) Data Science
7 512 (36.26%) Analytics
8 481 (34.07%) Analytical Skills
9 477 (33.78%) SQL
10 404 (28.61%) Machine Learning
11 370 (26.20%) Finance
12 342 (24.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 328 (23.23%) SAS
14 312 (22.10%) R
15 289 (20.47%) Visualisation
16 278 (19.69%) Problem-Solving
17 242 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
18 229 (16.22%) Data Management
19 228 (16.15%) Algorithms
20 225 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
21 216 (15.30%) Data Analysis
22 214 (15.16%) Data Visualisation
23 206 (14.59%) Biostatistics
24 202 (14.31%) Artificial Intelligence
25 200 (14.16%) Computer Science Degree
26 188 (13.31%) PhD
27 181 (12.82%) AWS
28 180 (12.75%) Mentoring
29 177 (12.54%) Statistical Analysis
30 166 (11.76%) Validation

Statistics
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
1 328 (23.23%) SAS
2 104 (7.37%) Apache Spark
3 37 (2.62%) SharePoint
4 26 (1.84%) Apache
4 26 (1.84%) Jupyter
5 21 (1.49%) CMS
6 17 (1.20%) Apache Airflow
7 9 (0.64%) Luigi
8 8 (0.57%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.50%) IIS
10 6 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.42%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.42%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.35%) Jetty
11 5 (0.35%) MS Project Server
11 5 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.35%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.28%) nginx
Applications
1 131 (9.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (0.99%) SPSS
6 12 (0.85%) Stata
7 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
8 9 (0.64%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.14%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.071%) EViews
10 1 (0.071%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.071%) Weka
Business Applications
1 16 (1.13%) IBM Planning Analytics
2 5 (0.35%) Summit
3 3 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.14%) SessionCam
4 2 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.071%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.071%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.071%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 181 (12.82%) AWS
2 143 (10.13%) Power Platform
3 141 (9.99%) Azure
4 86 (6.09%) GCP
5 41 (2.90%) SaaS
6 37 (2.62%) Serverless
7 33 (2.34%) Google Analytics
8 27 (1.91%) Snowflake
9 25 (1.77%) Amazon SageMaker
10 22 (1.56%) Amazon EMR
11 21 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
12 18 (1.27%) Amazon S3
12 18 (1.27%) IaaS
13 17 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
14 14 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
15 12 (0.85%) Adobe Analytics
15 12 (0.85%) PaaS
16 11 (0.78%) Azure Service Bus
16 11 (0.78%) Microsoft 365
17 9 (0.64%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.20%) Broadband
2 14 (0.99%) DNS
2 14 (0.99%) Firewall
3 11 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.64%) DHCP
5 7 (0.50%) MPLS
5 7 (0.50%) VPN
6 6 (0.42%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (0.35%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (0.35%) Internet
7 5 (0.35%) iSCSI
7 5 (0.35%) Multicast
7 5 (0.35%) SAN
7 5 (0.35%) Skype
7 5 (0.35%) WAN
8 4 (0.28%) BGP
8 4 (0.28%) HTTP
8 4 (0.28%) LAN
8 4 (0.28%) OSPF
8 4 (0.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (11.19%) Tableau
2 133 (9.42%) Power BI
3 111 (7.86%) Big Data
4 104 (7.37%) Data Mining
5 97 (6.87%) Relational Database
6 75 (5.31%) SQL Server
7 74 (5.24%) Base SAS
7 74 (5.24%) Hadoop
8 67 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
9 59 (4.18%) NoSQL
10 58 (4.11%) Spotfire
11 42 (2.97%) Metadata
12 40 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 36 (2.55%) Apache Hive
13 36 (2.55%) MySQL
14 35 (2.48%) BigQuery
15 33 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 27 (1.91%) RDBMS
17 25 (1.77%) Electronic Patient Records
18 24 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 92 (6.52%) Git (software)
2 11 (0.78%) JIRA
3 8 (0.57%) Cypress.io
4 7 (0.50%) webpack
5 5 (0.35%) Bitbucket
5 5 (0.35%) Browser DevTools
5 5 (0.35%) Postman
5 5 (0.35%) Selenium
5 5 (0.35%) Storybook
6 4 (0.28%) IntelliJ
6 4 (0.28%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.28%) JUnit
6 4 (0.28%) Maven
6 4 (0.28%) Mocha
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.21%) Fiddler
7 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.21%) Subversion
8 2 (0.14%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 530 (37.54%) Social Skills
2 481 (34.07%) Analytical Skills
3 370 (26.20%) Finance
4 342 (24.22%) Pharmaceutical
5 153 (10.84%) Marketing
6 91 (6.44%) Retail
7 77 (5.45%) Presentation Skills
8 74 (5.24%) Games
9 68 (4.82%) Banking
9 68 (4.82%) Organisational Skills
10 56 (3.97%) Public Sector
11 47 (3.33%) Influencing Skills
12 40 (2.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 39 (2.76%) Law
13 39 (2.76%) Telecoms
14 36 (2.55%) Manufacturing
15 29 (2.05%) Legal
16 27 (1.91%) Front Office
17 26 (1.84%) Social Science
18 24 (1.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 303 (21.46%) Analyst
2 295 (20.89%) Programmer
3 251 (17.78%) Data Scientist
4 164 (11.61%) Statistical Programmer
5 136 (9.63%) Developer
6 122 (8.64%) Senior Programmer
7 106 (7.51%) Data Analyst
8 78 (5.52%) Senior Data Scientist
9 71 (5.03%) Senior Analyst
10 66 (4.67%) Senior Statistical Programmer
11 51 (3.61%) Data Engineer
12 37 (2.62%) Architect
13 36 (2.55%) SAS Programmer
14 34 (2.41%) Data Manager
15 31 (2.20%) Machine Learning Engineer
15 31 (2.20%) Machine Learning Scientist
16 26 (1.84%) DBA
16 26 (1.84%) Full Stack Developer
17 24 (1.70%) Solutions Architect
18 20 (1.42%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (5.81%) scikit-learn
2 71 (5.03%) TensorFlow
3 61 (4.32%) NumPy
4 59 (4.18%) Pandas
4 59 (4.18%) React
5 58 (4.11%) HTML
6 54 (3.82%) CSS
7 45 (3.19%) PyTorch
8 41 (2.90%) Keras
9 40 (2.83%) .NET
9 40 (2.83%) Node.js
10 36 (2.55%) Kafka
10 36 (2.55%) PySpark
11 28 (1.98%) Web Services
12 27 (1.91%) REST
12 27 (1.91%) SciPy
13 24 (1.70%) Torch
14 23 (1.63%) Theano
15 22 (1.56%) Shiny
16 21 (1.49%) Matplotlib
Miscellaneous
1 228 (16.15%) Algorithms
2 160 (11.33%) Life Science
3 126 (8.92%) Management Information System
4 86 (6.09%) Self-Motivation
5 84 (5.95%) Biotechnology
6 48 (3.40%) Social Media
7 45 (3.19%) Data Structures
8 44 (3.12%) User Experience
9 22 (1.56%) Virtual Team
10 19 (1.35%) Mobile Games
11 17 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
12 14 (0.99%) Analytical Mindset
12 14 (0.99%) Data Centre
12 14 (0.99%) Derivative
12 14 (0.99%) Equities
12 14 (0.99%) FMCG
13 13 (0.92%) Driving Licence
13 13 (0.92%) Mobile App
14 12 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
15 11 (0.78%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 88 (6.23%) Linux
2 46 (3.26%) Windows
3 27 (1.91%) Unix
4 14 (0.99%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (0.35%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.28%) DC/OS
8 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.14%) Android
9 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.071%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 689 (48.80%) Mathematics
2 635 (44.97%) Computer Science
3 524 (37.11%) Data Science
4 512 (36.26%) Analytics
5 404 (28.61%) Machine Learning
6 289 (20.47%) Visualisation
7 278 (19.69%) Problem-Solving
8 242 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
9 229 (16.22%) Data Management
10 225 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
11 216 (15.30%) Data Analysis
12 214 (15.16%) Data Visualisation
13 206 (14.59%) Biostatistics
14 202 (14.31%) Artificial Intelligence
15 180 (12.75%) Mentoring
16 177 (12.54%) Statistical Analysis
17 166 (11.76%) Validation
18 157 (11.12%) Data Modelling
19 156 (11.05%) Economics
20 152 (10.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 574 (40.65%) Python
2 477 (33.78%) SQL
3 312 (22.10%) R
4 106 (7.51%) Java
5 85 (6.02%) JavaScript
6 78 (5.52%) C++
7 72 (5.10%) SAS Macro
8 59 (4.18%) C
9 58 (4.11%) MATLAB
9 58 (4.11%) VBA
10 56 (3.97%) C#
11 43 (3.05%) Scala
12 37 (2.62%) PowerShell
13 24 (1.70%) Shell Script
14 23 (1.63%) T-SQL
15 21 (1.49%) Perl
16 14 (0.99%) TypeScript
17 12 (0.85%) Bash Shell
18 11 (0.78%) PHP
19 10 (0.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 693 (49.08%) Degree
2 200 (14.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 188 (13.31%) PhD
4 165 (11.69%) Master's Degree
5 134 (9.49%) Numerate Degree
6 23 (1.63%) Security Cleared
7 20 (1.42%) SC Cleared
8 17 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (0.92%) DBS Check
10 12 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (0.85%) MCSE
11 9 (0.64%) HND
12 8 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.50%) CBAP
13 7 (0.50%) CCNP
14 6 (0.42%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.42%) MCSA
15 5 (0.35%) CCA
15 5 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (10.20%) CDISC
2 95 (6.73%) Data Quality
3 87 (6.16%) QA
4 54 (3.82%) Good Clinical Practice
5 36 (2.55%) GDPR
6 34 (2.41%) SLA
7 13 (0.92%) Solvency II
8 11 (0.78%) Basel II
9 8 (0.57%) CRD IV
10 6 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (0.35%) PMO
12 4 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 4 (0.28%) GMP
13 3 (0.21%) GRC
13 3 (0.21%) GxP
14 2 (0.14%) ISO 13485
15 1 (0.071%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 112 (7.93%) Docker
2 17 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.35%) vSphere
4 5 (0.35%) XenApp
4 5 (0.35%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.071%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.071%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.071%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.071%) Firmware
5 1 (0.071%) HDFS
5 1 (0.071%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 43 (3.05%) Kubernetes
2 18 (1.27%) Ansible
3 15 (1.06%) Terraform
4 11 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.78%) Puppet
5 5 (0.35%) Nagios
5 5 (0.35%) Scalr
5 5 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (0.28%) Apache Brooklyn
6 4 (0.28%) Marathon
6 4 (0.28%) Mesos
6 4 (0.28%) Packer
6 4 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (0.21%) Kubeflow
8 2 (0.14%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.14%) MIIS
8 2 (0.14%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.071%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.071%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 129 (9.14%) Microsoft
2 68 (4.82%) Google
3 53 (3.75%) Facebook
4 42 (2.97%) SAP
5 30 (2.12%) Instagram
6 23 (1.63%) Oracle
7 22 (1.56%) IBM
8 17 (1.20%) Splunk
9 16 (1.13%) YouTube
10 13 (0.92%) GoldenSource
11 12 (0.85%) Adobe
12 11 (0.78%) IFS
13 10 (0.71%) Cisco
13 10 (0.71%) Citrix
14 9 (0.64%) Remedy
14 9 (0.64%) Samsung
15 8 (0.57%) VMware
16 7 (0.50%) ConnectWise
16 7 (0.50%) Palo Alto
16 7 (0.50%) SolarWinds