Period
to 22 January 2020

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 22 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Statistics
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 374 353 331
Rank change year-on-year -21 -22 -16
Permanent jobs citing Statistics 1,027 1,348 1,740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.89% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.96% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 706 934 1,307
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +22.22%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £107,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +12.50%

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 115,972 139,911 159,931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.98% 92.14% 92.20%
Number of salaries quoted 91,823 110,368 128,900
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,763 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%

Statistics
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Statistics in the UK

Statistics
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Statistics in the UK

Statistics
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Statistics over the 6 months to 22 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Statistics in the UK

Statistics
Top 16 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 22 January 2020. 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 -9 972 £57,500 -4.17% 167
London +33 582 £65,000 -7.14% 68
UK excluding London -41 428 £45,000 -10.00% 114
South East -13 165 £50,000 -9.09% 39
North of England +14 72 £38,625 -9.12% 24
East of England +41 58 £48,796 -7.06% 14
South West -23 55 £50,000 -16.67% 7
North West +8 53 £40,000 -5.88% 15
Midlands -12 40 £37,750 -5.63% 14
West Midlands -10 34 £39,000 -2.50% 8
Scotland +14 28 £50,000 +20.48% 9
Yorkshire +25 17 £35,000 -28.57% 6
Wales -6 8 £42,500 -22.02% 6
Northern Ireland +10 6 £40,000 +14.29% 1
East Midlands +5 6 £30,500 -60.65% 6
North East +4 2 £55,000 +166.71% 3

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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.

1 498 (48.49%) Python
2 447 (43.52%) Data Science
3 442 (43.04%) Degree
4 396 (38.56%) Machine Learning
5 381 (37.10%) Mathematics
6 377 (36.71%) SQL
7 353 (34.37%) Computer Science
8 327 (31.84%) Analytics
9 295 (28.72%) Finance
10 235 (22.88%) Analytical Skills
11 225 (21.91%) Algorithms
12 220 (21.42%) Microsoft
13 212 (20.64%) Agile Software Development
14 205 (19.96%) Big Data
15 200 (19.47%) Visualisation
15 200 (19.47%) AWS
16 199 (19.38%) R
17 169 (16.46%) Azure
18 166 (16.16%) PhD
19 161 (15.68%) Artificial Intelligence
20 159 (15.48%) Apache Spark
20 159 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
21 140 (13.63%) Hadoop
22 132 (12.85%) Management Information System
23 128 (12.46%) Linux
23 128 (12.46%) Data Analysis
24 124 (12.07%) Marketing
25 122 (11.88%) ITIL
25 122 (11.88%) Data Visualisation
26 121 (11.78%) Business Intelligence

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
1 159 (15.48%) Apache Spark
2 69 (6.72%) SAS
3 29 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
4 23 (2.24%) Jupyter
5 21 (2.04%) IIS
6 16 (1.56%) Apache
7 13 (1.27%) MS Exchange
8 12 (1.17%) Apache Pig
8 12 (1.17%) SharePoint
9 11 (1.07%) Apache Solr
10 9 (0.88%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.68%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
12 6 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.49%) Luigi
14 3 (0.29%) Confluence
14 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
14 3 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
14 3 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.19%) Jetty
Applications
1 68 (6.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (2.04%) SPSS
4 20 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.97%) Stata
6 8 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.58%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.49%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.29%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.29%) CPLEX
10 2 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.19%) Weka
11 1 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.097%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.097%) InDesign
11 1 (0.097%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 1 (0.097%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.097%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.097%) FastStats
1 1 (0.097%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.097%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 200 (19.47%) AWS
2 169 (16.46%) Azure
3 80 (7.79%) GCP
4 60 (5.84%) Office 365
5 37 (3.60%) Power Platform
6 25 (2.43%) Google Analytics
7 22 (2.14%) GitHub
8 17 (1.66%) PaaS
8 17 (1.66%) SaaS
9 16 (1.56%) Amazon EKS
10 12 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (1.17%) Amazon S3
11 11 (1.07%) Serverless
12 9 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 6 (0.58%) Siri
14 6 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
15 5 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 58 (5.65%) Firewall
2 44 (4.28%) WAN
3 39 (3.80%) LAN
4 34 (3.31%) VoIP
5 31 (3.02%) Network Security
6 28 (2.73%) SAN
6 28 (2.73%) VPN
7 27 (2.63%) IP Telephony
8 25 (2.43%) Wireless
9 22 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
10 20 (1.95%) BGP
10 20 (1.95%) HSRP
10 20 (1.95%) Internet
10 20 (1.95%) Intrusion Detection
10 20 (1.95%) Multicast
10 20 (1.95%) OSPF
10 20 (1.95%) TCP/IP
10 20 (1.95%) VRRP
10 20 (1.95%) WLAN
11 19 (1.85%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (19.96%) Big Data
2 140 (13.63%) Hadoop
3 115 (11.20%) SQL Server
4 84 (8.18%) NoSQL
5 75 (7.30%) Data Mining
6 68 (6.62%) Relational Database
7 57 (5.55%) Data Warehouse
8 49 (4.77%) PostgreSQL
9 42 (4.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 35 (3.41%) Power BI
11 32 (3.12%) MongoDB
12 26 (2.53%) Amazon Redshift
12 26 (2.53%) MySQL
12 26 (2.53%) SQL Server 2016
13 25 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 24 (2.34%) Text Mining
15 23 (2.24%) BigQuery
15 23 (2.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 21 (2.04%) Apache Hive
17 20 (1.95%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 51 (4.97%) Git (software)
2 19 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 14 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.78%) JIRA
4 8 (0.78%) kappa
5 6 (0.58%) CircleCI
6 5 (0.49%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.49%) LabVIEW
7 4 (0.39%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.29%) ERwin
8 3 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.29%) PowerDesigner
9 2 (0.19%) Moq
9 2 (0.19%) MSI
9 2 (0.19%) Selenium
9 2 (0.19%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.19%) Subversion
10 1 (0.097%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.097%) JUnit
10 1 (0.097%) Mockito
General
1 295 (28.72%) Finance
2 124 (12.07%) Marketing
3 80 (7.79%) Retail
4 54 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 41 (3.99%) Public Sector
6 26 (2.53%) Banking
7 24 (2.34%) Manufacturing
8 23 (2.24%) Legal
9 19 (1.85%) Electronics
10 18 (1.75%) Games
11 16 (1.56%) Advertising
12 15 (1.46%) Front Office
13 14 (1.36%) Law
14 11 (1.07%) Publishing
15 10 (0.97%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.58%) Local Government
17 5 (0.49%) Automotive
17 5 (0.49%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.39%) Aerospace
18 4 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 244 (23.76%) Data Scientist
2 152 (14.80%) Analyst
3 99 (9.64%) Senior Data Scientist
4 79 (7.69%) Developer
5 69 (6.72%) Data Analyst
6 58 (5.65%) Data Engineer
7 39 (3.80%) DBA
7 39 (3.80%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 32 (3.12%) Architect
9 28 (2.73%) Senior Analyst
10 27 (2.63%) Network Engineer
11 26 (2.53%) Administrator
11 26 (2.53%) Support Engineer
12 25 (2.43%) Python Engineer
13 22 (2.14%) Junior
14 21 (2.04%) Senior Network Engineer
15 19 (1.85%) Solutions Architect
15 19 (1.85%) SQL DBA
16 17 (1.66%) Quantitative Analyst
16 17 (1.66%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (9.35%) Natural Language Processing
2 79 (7.69%) TensorFlow
3 49 (4.77%) Pandas
4 48 (4.67%) Web Services
5 47 (4.58%) scikit-learn
6 42 (4.09%) NumPy
7 37 (3.60%) .NET
7 37 (3.60%) HTML
8 36 (3.51%) PyTorch
9 35 (3.41%) Keras
9 35 (3.41%) Node.js
10 31 (3.02%) D3.js
11 30 (2.92%) JSON
12 29 (2.82%) CSS
13 27 (2.63%) SciPy
14 26 (2.53%) React
15 25 (2.43%) Dask
15 25 (2.43%) Kafka
16 19 (1.85%) AngularJS
17 16 (1.56%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 235 (22.88%) Analytical Skills
2 225 (21.91%) Algorithms
3 132 (12.85%) Management Information System
4 69 (6.72%) Data Structures
5 58 (5.65%) User Experience
6 38 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
7 33 (3.21%) Replication
8 28 (2.73%) Linux Command Line
9 25 (2.43%) Mobile App
10 23 (2.24%) Hedge funds
11 19 (1.85%) Blackberry
11 19 (1.85%) Smartphone
12 18 (1.75%) Data Centre
12 18 (1.75%) Public Cloud
12 18 (1.75%) Social Media
13 16 (1.56%) Credit Risk
14 15 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
15 14 (1.36%) Driving Licence
15 14 (1.36%) Internet of Things
16 13 (1.27%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 128 (12.46%) Linux
2 113 (11.00%) Windows
3 45 (4.38%) Unix
4 34 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 23 (2.24%) Android
6 16 (1.56%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.97%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.68%) Solaris
11 6 (0.58%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.097%) CentOS
14 1 (0.097%) VMS
14 1 (0.097%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 447 (43.52%) Data Science
2 396 (38.56%) Machine Learning
3 381 (37.10%) Mathematics
4 353 (34.37%) Computer Science
5 327 (31.84%) Analytics
6 212 (20.64%) Agile Software Development
7 200 (19.47%) Visualisation
8 161 (15.68%) Artificial Intelligence
9 159 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
10 128 (12.46%) Data Analysis
11 122 (11.88%) Data Visualisation
11 122 (11.88%) ITIL
12 121 (11.78%) Business Intelligence
13 106 (10.32%) Deep Learning
14 99 (9.64%) Data Analytics
15 98 (9.54%) Software Engineering
16 95 (9.25%) Physics
17 85 (8.28%) ETL
18 84 (8.18%) Project Management
19 80 (7.79%) Economics
Programming Languages
1 498 (48.49%) Python
2 377 (36.71%) SQL
3 199 (19.38%) R
4 118 (11.49%) Java
5 103 (10.03%) Scala
6 99 (9.64%) C++
7 74 (7.21%) JavaScript
8 69 (6.72%) PowerShell
9 57 (5.55%) MATLAB
10 50 (4.87%) C#
11 41 (3.99%) C
12 32 (3.12%) Go
13 31 (3.02%) Bash Shell
14 19 (1.85%) TypeScript
15 18 (1.75%) VBA
16 14 (1.36%) T-SQL
17 12 (1.17%) PHP
18 8 (0.78%) Ruby
19 7 (0.68%) PL/SQL
20 6 (0.58%) Perl
Qualifications
1 442 (43.04%) Degree
2 166 (16.16%) PhD
3 77 (7.50%) Master's Degree
4 73 (7.11%) Numerate Degree
5 70 (6.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 48 (4.67%) Security Cleared
7 33 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (3.02%) SC Cleared
9 30 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (2.73%) CCNP
11 21 (2.04%) DV Cleared
12 13 (1.27%) MCP
13 12 (1.17%) CCNA
14 10 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.97%) MBA
14 10 (0.97%) Postgraduate
15 5 (0.49%) APMP
15 5 (0.49%) MCSE
15 5 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 4 (0.39%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.45%) SLA
2 53 (5.16%) QA
3 29 (2.82%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.17%) GDPR
5 8 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.68%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.097%) CDISC
9 1 (0.097%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.097%) EMIR
9 1 (0.097%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.097%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.097%) MiFID
9 1 (0.097%) NCSC
9 1 (0.097%) NIST
System Software
1 69 (6.72%) Docker
2 63 (6.13%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.97%) HDFS
5 8 (0.78%) Terminal Services
6 7 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.19%) Firmware
9 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.19%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.097%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.097%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 50 (4.87%) Kubernetes
2 36 (3.51%) Ansible
3 30 (2.92%) Terraform
4 21 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
5 15 (1.46%) Foglight
5 15 (1.46%) LiteSpeed
6 13 (1.27%) Consul
7 11 (1.07%) Data Guard
7 11 (1.07%) SCOM
7 11 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (0.58%) Kibana
8 6 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (0.58%) Oozie
9 5 (0.49%) Puppet
9 5 (0.49%) Salt
10 4 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.39%) SCCM
11 3 (0.29%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.097%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 220 (21.42%) Microsoft
2 88 (8.57%) Tableau
3 78 (7.59%) Google
4 53 (5.16%) Oracle
5 50 (4.87%) Cisco
6 35 (3.41%) VMware
7 28 (2.73%) Apple
7 28 (2.73%) Citrix
7 28 (2.73%) ServiceNow
8 26 (2.53%) SAP
9 23 (2.24%) Splunk
10 21 (2.04%) Palo Alto
11 19 (1.85%) Computacenter
11 19 (1.85%) MobileIron
12 17 (1.66%) 3PAR
12 17 (1.66%) NetApp
13 15 (1.46%) Hortonworks
14 13 (1.27%) HP
14 13 (1.27%) IBM
15 10 (0.97%) Adobe