Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Statistics
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 344 358 338
Rank change year-on-year +14 -20 +7
Permanent jobs citing Statistics 413 1,246 1,623
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.89% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.96% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 355 928 1,180
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £87,500 £101,250
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 45,760 129,361 153,876
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.55% 92.20% 91.87%
Number of salaries quoted 37,143 101,511 122,548
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +1 381 £60,000 +9.09% 59
London +19 225 £75,000 +11.11% 34
UK excluding London +52 182 £45,000 - 28
South East +88 54 £55,000 +2.80% 9
Work from Home +48 37 £57,500 +4.55% 10
North of England +84 35 £40,000 +6.67% 10
East of England +100 32 £67,000 +48.89% 1
North West +90 30 £41,000 +9.33% 6
South West +86 24 £40,000 -15.79% 2
Wales +43 16 £50,000 -26.47% 1
Scotland +86 13 £42,500 -17.07% 2
Midlands +99 8 £40,500 +1.25% 3
East Midlands +92 5 £37,750 -8.48% 1
Yorkshire +112 3 £36,250 -9.38% 1
West Midlands +72 3 £40,500 +1.25% 2
North East +27 2 £27,940 -20.17% 3

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 261 (63.20%) Python
2 195 (47.22%) Mathematics
3 167 (40.44%) Data Science
4 163 (39.47%) Degree
5 155 (37.53%) Machine Learning
6 151 (36.56%) Computer Science
7 148 (35.84%) SQL
8 144 (34.87%) Analytics
9 126 (30.51%) Analytical Skills
10 121 (29.30%) Algorithms
11 117 (28.33%) R
12 106 (25.67%) Visualisation
13 88 (21.31%) Business Intelligence
13 88 (21.31%) Data Visualisation
14 87 (21.07%) Java
15 80 (19.37%) Big Data
16 79 (19.13%) Finance
16 79 (19.13%) Problem-Solving
17 75 (18.16%) Power Platform
17 75 (18.16%) Power BI
18 71 (17.19%) Artificial Intelligence
19 70 (16.95%) AWS
20 69 (16.71%) Azure
21 65 (15.74%) Apache Spark
22 64 (15.50%) Tableau
22 64 (15.50%) Agile Software Development
22 64 (15.50%) C#
23 63 (15.25%) Hadoop
24 62 (15.01%) SQL Server
25 59 (14.29%) Data Modelling

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 65 (15.74%) Apache Spark
2 23 (5.57%) SAS
3 12 (2.91%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.66%) Apache Airflow
4 11 (2.66%) Jupyter
5 10 (2.42%) Luigi
6 8 (1.94%) Apache
7 3 (0.73%) Confluence
8 2 (0.48%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.24%) Tornado
Applications
1 30 (7.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.66%) SPSS
4 10 (2.42%) Stata
5 5 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.48%) EViews
7 2 (0.48%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.24%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.24%) Weka
Business Applications
1 5 (1.21%) Maximo
1 5 (1.21%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (0.48%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.48%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.48%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 75 (18.16%) Power Platform
2 70 (16.95%) AWS
3 69 (16.71%) Azure
4 42 (10.17%) GCP
5 18 (4.36%) Office 365
6 11 (2.66%) Logic Apps
7 10 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (2.42%) Amazon EMR
7 10 (2.42%) Google Analytics
8 7 (1.69%) SaaS
9 6 (1.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 5 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.73%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.73%) AdWords
11 3 (0.73%) Google Tag Manager
12 2 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.48%) IaaS
12 2 (0.48%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.48%) PaaS
13 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.18%) Firewall
1 9 (2.18%) VPN
2 8 (1.94%) Network Security
3 7 (1.69%) 5G
4 6 (1.45%) PBX
4 6 (1.45%) WAN
5 5 (1.21%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.97%) LAN
6 4 (0.97%) Skype
7 3 (0.73%) DHCP
7 3 (0.73%) DNS
8 2 (0.48%) 3G
8 2 (0.48%) 4G
8 2 (0.48%) InfiniBand
8 2 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.48%) SNMP
8 2 (0.48%) VSAN
8 2 (0.48%) Wireless
9 1 (0.24%) ATM
9 1 (0.24%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (19.37%) Big Data
2 75 (18.16%) Power BI
3 63 (15.25%) Hadoop
4 62 (15.01%) SQL Server
5 48 (11.62%) Relational Database
6 41 (9.93%) NoSQL
7 30 (7.26%) Data Warehouse
8 28 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (6.30%) Data Mining
10 21 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (4.36%) Apache Cassandra
13 17 (4.12%) Apache Hive
13 17 (4.12%) MySQL
14 15 (3.63%) MongoDB
14 15 (3.63%) RDBMS
15 12 (2.91%) Amazon Redshift
16 11 (2.66%) Snowflake Schema
16 11 (2.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (2.42%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 14 (3.39%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.42%) JIRA
3 8 (1.94%) ERwin
3 8 (1.94%) PowerDesigner
4 6 (1.45%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.48%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.48%) PyCharm
5 2 (0.48%) RStudio
5 2 (0.48%) Subversion
5 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio Code
5 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.24%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.24%) ProC
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.24%) Toad
6 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 79 (19.13%) Finance
2 36 (8.72%) Marketing
3 18 (4.36%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.39%) Front Office
4 14 (3.39%) Retail
5 10 (2.42%) Banking
5 10 (2.42%) Law
6 9 (2.18%) Advertising
6 9 (2.18%) Games
6 9 (2.18%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.97%) Public Sector
9 3 (0.73%) Automotive
10 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.48%) Electronics
10 2 (0.48%) Legal
10 2 (0.48%) Military
10 2 (0.48%) Police
11 1 (0.24%) Back Office
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 97 (23.49%) Data Scientist
2 93 (22.52%) Developer
3 63 (15.25%) Analyst
4 51 (12.35%) Data Engineer
5 29 (7.02%) Python Developer
5 29 (7.02%) Senior Data Scientist
6 28 (6.78%) Data Analyst
7 21 (5.08%) Quantitative Developer
8 20 (4.84%) Python Engineer
9 16 (3.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 16 (3.87%) Senior Developer
10 15 (3.63%) Architect
10 15 (3.63%) Data Architect
11 14 (3.39%) Machine Learning Scientist
12 13 (3.15%) Software Developer
13 12 (2.91%) Machine Learning Engineer
13 12 (2.91%) Power BI Developer
14 11 (2.66%) Data Manager
14 11 (2.66%) Data Science Developer
14 11 (2.66%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.41%) NumPy
2 42 (10.17%) Pandas
3 34 (8.23%) Natural Language Processing
4 33 (7.99%) Kafka
5 29 (7.02%) TensorFlow
6 27 (6.54%) scikit-learn
7 26 (6.30%) .NET
8 17 (4.12%) XML
9 16 (3.87%) PyTorch
9 16 (3.87%) SciPy
10 14 (3.39%) Django
10 14 (3.39%) Keras
10 14 (3.39%) Matplotlib
11 13 (3.15%) HTML
12 12 (2.91%) CSS
12 12 (2.91%) React
13 11 (2.66%) AngularJS
13 11 (2.66%) XGBoost
14 10 (2.42%) REST
14 10 (2.42%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 126 (30.51%) Analytical Skills
2 121 (29.30%) Algorithms
3 33 (7.99%) Management Information System
4 24 (5.81%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (5.08%) Fixed Income
6 19 (4.60%) Data Centre
7 15 (3.63%) Data Structures
7 15 (3.63%) Derivative
8 14 (3.39%) Hedge funds
9 13 (3.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (2.66%) FMCG
11 10 (2.42%) Analytical Mindset
11 10 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.94%) Equities
12 8 (1.94%) Reference Data
13 7 (1.69%) Mobile App
14 6 (1.45%) Pricing Data
14 6 (1.45%) Taxonomies
15 5 (1.21%) Equity Derivative
15 5 (1.21%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.60%) Linux
2 10 (2.42%) Windows
3 8 (1.94%) Android
4 3 (0.73%) CentOS
4 3 (0.73%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.48%) Unix
5 2 (0.48%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (47.22%) Mathematics
2 167 (40.44%) Data Science
3 155 (37.53%) Machine Learning
4 151 (36.56%) Computer Science
5 144 (34.87%) Analytics
6 106 (25.67%) Visualisation
7 88 (21.31%) Business Intelligence
7 88 (21.31%) Data Visualisation
8 79 (19.13%) Problem-Solving
9 71 (17.19%) Artificial Intelligence
10 64 (15.50%) Agile Software Development
11 59 (14.29%) Data Modelling
12 51 (12.35%) Physics
13 50 (12.11%) Data Analysis
14 39 (9.44%) Data Analytics
15 37 (8.96%) Deep Learning
16 36 (8.72%) Economics
17 35 (8.47%) Decision-Making
17 35 (8.47%) ETL
17 35 (8.47%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 261 (63.20%) Python
2 148 (35.84%) SQL
3 117 (28.33%) R
4 87 (21.07%) Java
5 64 (15.50%) C#
6 58 (14.04%) C++
7 45 (10.90%) JavaScript
8 29 (7.02%) Scala
9 28 (6.78%) MATLAB
10 18 (4.36%) C
11 11 (2.66%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 8 (1.94%) Julia
13 6 (1.45%) VBA
14 4 (0.97%) Go
15 3 (0.73%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.48%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.48%) PHP
16 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 163 (39.47%) Degree
2 51 (12.35%) PhD
3 50 (12.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 34 (8.23%) Numerate Degree
5 25 (6.05%) Master's Degree
6 16 (3.87%) Security Cleared
7 15 (3.63%) Postgraduate
8 8 (1.94%) AWS Certification
9 7 (1.69%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.69%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.45%) CCNA
10 6 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.73%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.24%) HND
13 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.08%) Data Quality
2 13 (3.15%) GDPR
3 10 (2.42%) QA
4 6 (1.45%) SLA
5 5 (1.21%) PMO
6 3 (0.73%) Basel II
6 3 (0.73%) Basel III
7 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.24%) GxP
8 1 (0.24%) IFRS
8 1 (0.24%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (2.42%) Docker
2 7 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.48%) GPFS
3 2 (0.48%) Lustre
4 1 (0.24%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.24%) Firmware
4 1 (0.24%) HDFS
4 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.73%) Grafana
1 3 (0.73%) Kibana
1 3 (0.73%) Kubernetes
1 3 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (0.48%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.24%) Ansible
3 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.24%) Puppet
3 1 (0.24%) Terraform
Vendors
1 64 (15.50%) Tableau
2 49 (11.86%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.63%) Google
4 14 (3.39%) Databricks
5 13 (3.15%) Oracle
6 10 (2.42%) VMware
7 6 (1.45%) CheckPoint
7 6 (1.45%) Cisco
7 6 (1.45%) Cloudera
7 6 (1.45%) Facebook
7 6 (1.45%) Meraki
7 6 (1.45%) SAP
8 5 (1.21%) Blue Coat
8 5 (1.21%) IBM
8 5 (1.21%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.97%) Netskope
9 4 (0.97%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.97%) Zscaler
10 3 (0.73%) Crimson Hexagon
10 3 (0.73%) SaltStack