Period
to 6 March 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 6 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Statistics
UK
6 months to
6 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 192 382 372
Rank change year-on-year +190 -10 -46
Permanent jobs citing Statistics 1,291 968 1,307
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 0.79% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 0.85% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 430 722 962
Median annual salary £57,500 £57,750 £56,700
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.43% +1.85% +3.09%
10th Percentile £33,625 £31,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £94,875 £101,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +11.11%

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 70,326 113,441 140,518
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.60% 92.01% 92.34%
Number of salaries quoted 54,907 90,980 112,408
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,948 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +184 1,128 £59,844 -0.26% 121
UK excluding London +231 703 £50,000 +11.11% 79
London +40 348 £63,750 -1.92% 49
Midlands +158 173 £42,500 +13.33% 17
North of England +154 159 £45,500 +12.66% 18
South East +123 153 £57,500 +22.34% 24
West Midlands +118 118 £42,500 - 12
Work from Home -19 113 £57,500 +15.00% 22
South West +77 93 £50,000 -9.09% 4
North West +97 84 £36,000 -10.00% 13
East Midlands +76 55 £37,000 +13.85% 5
Yorkshire +64 51 £55,000 +27.91% 4
Wales +68 47 £37,500 - 4
East of England +76 33 £65,000 +71.05% 8
Scotland +23 31 £47,500 -5.00% 3
North East +37 24 - - 1
Isle of Man - 12 - - 1
Northern Ireland +5 2 £23,000 -42.50%

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 667 (51.67%) Driving Licence
2 666 (51.59%) Smartphone
3 318 (24.63%) Python
4 310 (24.01%) Mathematics
5 289 (22.39%) Degree
6 283 (21.92%) SQL
7 262 (20.29%) Computer Science
8 256 (19.83%) Data Science
9 238 (18.44%) Analytics
10 213 (16.50%) Machine Learning
11 166 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
12 164 (12.70%) R
13 134 (10.38%) SAS
14 129 (9.99%) Agile Software Development
15 119 (9.22%) Visualisation
16 105 (8.13%) AWS
17 104 (8.06%) Azure
18 98 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
19 93 (7.20%) Finance
20 92 (7.13%) Data Visualisation
20 92 (7.13%) Algorithms
21 91 (7.05%) Artificial Intelligence
22 90 (6.97%) Problem-Solving
23 89 (6.89%) Computer Science Degree
24 87 (6.74%) PhD
25 86 (6.66%) C#
26 84 (6.51%) Pharmaceutical
27 81 (6.27%) Big Data
28 77 (5.96%) Data Analysis
29 75 (5.81%) Java

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
1 134 (10.38%) SAS
2 46 (3.56%) Apache Spark
3 11 (0.85%) Apache
4 9 (0.70%) Apache Airflow
5 8 (0.62%) Apache Pig
5 8 (0.62%) Luigi
5 8 (0.62%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.54%) Jupyter
7 4 (0.31%) Confluence
7 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.31%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.077%) CMS
8 1 (0.077%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.077%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (1.94%) SPSS
3 17 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.62%) Stata
5 6 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.15%) SPSS Modeler
8 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.15%) Odoo
2 1 (0.077%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 105 (8.13%) AWS
2 104 (8.06%) Azure
3 49 (3.80%) Power Platform
4 28 (2.17%) GCP
4 28 (2.17%) Microsoft 365
5 26 (2.01%) SaaS
6 18 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (1.01%) Amazon EMR
7 13 (1.01%) Amazon S3
8 11 (0.85%) Google Analytics
9 10 (0.77%) Amazon SageMaker
10 9 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (0.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 9 (0.70%) Serverless
11 8 (0.62%) Azure Data Factory
12 7 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.31%) Logic Apps
14 3 (0.23%) Google Tag Manager
14 3 (0.23%) PaaS
15 2 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.86%) Firewall
2 15 (1.16%) VPN
3 9 (0.70%) Network Security
3 9 (0.70%) PBX
3 9 (0.70%) WAN
4 8 (0.62%) Internet
5 6 (0.46%) HTTP
6 5 (0.39%) DNS
6 5 (0.39%) LAN
6 5 (0.39%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.15%) DHCP
8 2 (0.15%) Intranet
8 2 (0.15%) NAS
8 2 (0.15%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.077%) Broadband
9 1 (0.077%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.077%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (0.077%) SAN
9 1 (0.077%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (6.27%) Big Data
2 71 (5.50%) Tableau
3 67 (5.19%) Data Mining
4 58 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 56 (4.34%) SQL Server
6 49 (3.80%) Power BI
7 41 (3.18%) NoSQL
8 36 (2.79%) Hadoop
9 27 (2.09%) MySQL
10 24 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (1.78%) Amazon Redshift
12 16 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (1.16%) Base SAS
13 15 (1.16%) Looker
13 15 (1.16%) QlikView
14 14 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (1.08%) Text Mining
15 13 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (0.85%) KDB
16 11 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (1.47%) Git (software)
2 10 (0.77%) JIRA
3 4 (0.31%) Cucumber
3 4 (0.31%) Cypress.io
4 3 (0.23%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.23%) Jasmine
4 3 (0.23%) JUnit
4 3 (0.23%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (0.23%) Mockito
4 3 (0.23%) ProC
4 3 (0.23%) Subversion
4 3 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.15%) Selenium
5 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.077%) GitLab
6 1 (0.077%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.077%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.077%) TestRail
6 1 (0.077%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.077%) webpack
General
1 93 (7.20%) Finance
2 84 (6.51%) Pharmaceutical
3 70 (5.42%) Marketing
4 21 (1.63%) Games
4 21 (1.63%) Retail
5 20 (1.55%) Law
6 17 (1.32%) Legal
7 15 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 12 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 11 (0.85%) Advertising
10 10 (0.77%) Banking
11 9 (0.70%) Brand Awareness
11 9 (0.70%) Czech Language
11 9 (0.70%) Public Sector
12 8 (0.62%) Automotive
13 7 (0.54%) Electronics
14 4 (0.31%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.31%) Billing
14 4 (0.31%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 170 (13.17%) Data Scientist
2 84 (6.51%) Analyst
3 79 (6.12%) Programmer
4 73 (5.65%) Statistical Programmer
5 60 (4.65%) Developer
6 54 (4.18%) Data Engineer
7 53 (4.11%) Senior Programmer
8 47 (3.64%) Senior Data Scientist
8 47 (3.64%) Senior Statistical Programmer
9 41 (3.18%) Data Analyst
10 19 (1.47%) C# Developer
10 19 (1.47%) Machine Learning Engineer
11 18 (1.39%) Software Developer
12 17 (1.32%) Data Manager
13 16 (1.24%) Analytics Manager
13 16 (1.24%) Python Engineer
14 15 (1.16%) .NET Developer
14 15 (1.16%) Quantitative Developer
15 14 (1.08%) Qualitative Analyst
15 14 (1.08%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (3.80%) Natural Language Processing
2 36 (2.79%) TensorFlow
3 34 (2.63%) .NET
4 32 (2.48%) scikit-learn
5 30 (2.32%) Pandas
6 28 (2.17%) XML
7 25 (1.94%) NumPy
8 22 (1.70%) PyTorch
9 20 (1.55%) HTML
10 19 (1.47%) CSS
10 19 (1.47%) REST
11 18 (1.39%) SciPy
12 17 (1.32%) Kafka
12 17 (1.32%) Keras
13 11 (0.85%) Node.js
13 11 (0.85%) Seaborn
14 10 (0.77%) AngularJS
14 10 (0.77%) React
14 10 (0.77%) Torch
15 9 (0.70%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 667 (51.67%) Driving Licence
2 666 (51.59%) Smartphone
3 166 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
4 92 (7.13%) Algorithms
5 51 (3.95%) Life Science
6 33 (2.56%) Data Structures
7 27 (2.09%) Management Information System
7 27 (2.09%) User Experience
8 24 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
9 20 (1.55%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.47%) Biotechnology
10 19 (1.47%) FMCG
11 16 (1.24%) Virtual Team
12 15 (1.16%) Equities
13 14 (1.08%) Fixed Income
14 12 (0.93%) Cyberattack
14 12 (0.93%) NHS
15 11 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
16 8 (0.62%) Pharmacovigilance
16 8 (0.62%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 16 (1.24%) Windows
2 15 (1.16%) Linux
3 10 (0.77%) Windows Server
4 8 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
5 7 (0.54%) Unix
5 7 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (0.31%) Android
7 3 (0.23%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.077%) AIX
9 1 (0.077%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.077%) CentOS
9 1 (0.077%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.077%) Robot Operating System
9 1 (0.077%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (24.01%) Mathematics
2 262 (20.29%) Computer Science
3 256 (19.83%) Data Science
4 238 (18.44%) Analytics
5 213 (16.50%) Machine Learning
6 129 (9.99%) Agile Software Development
7 119 (9.22%) Visualisation
8 98 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
9 92 (7.13%) Data Visualisation
10 91 (7.05%) Artificial Intelligence
11 90 (6.97%) Problem-Solving
12 77 (5.96%) Data Analysis
13 71 (5.50%) Validation
14 68 (5.27%) Mentoring
15 64 (4.96%) Deep Learning
16 63 (4.88%) Data Analytics
16 63 (4.88%) Physics
16 63 (4.88%) Statistical Analysis
17 62 (4.80%) Project Management
18 56 (4.34%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 318 (24.63%) Python
2 283 (21.92%) SQL
3 164 (12.70%) R
4 86 (6.66%) C#
5 75 (5.81%) Java
6 33 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 28 (2.17%) C++
8 24 (1.86%) SAS Macro
9 23 (1.78%) C
10 22 (1.70%) MATLAB
11 16 (1.24%) T-SQL
12 14 (1.08%) Scala
13 12 (0.93%) F#
14 9 (0.70%) Perl
15 6 (0.46%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.46%) Julia
15 6 (0.46%) PL/1
15 6 (0.46%) Ruby
15 6 (0.46%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 289 (22.39%) Degree
2 89 (6.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 87 (6.74%) PhD
4 75 (5.81%) Numerate Degree
5 33 (2.56%) Master's Degree
6 22 (1.70%) Security Cleared
7 12 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (0.85%) SC Cleared
9 10 (0.77%) Postgraduate
10 9 (0.70%) CCNA
11 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.39%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.23%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (0.15%) CREST Certified
15 2 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
16 1 (0.077%) CCA
16 1 (0.077%) CCDP
16 1 (0.077%) CCNP
16 1 (0.077%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (5.34%) CDISC
2 53 (4.11%) QA
3 30 (2.32%) SLA
4 24 (1.86%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.93%) Good Clinical Practice
6 11 (0.85%) GDPR
7 5 (0.39%) PMO
8 4 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.077%) MiFID
System Software
1 22 (1.70%) Docker
2 6 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.077%) Firmware
3 1 (0.077%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.077%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (1.32%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.077%) Ansible
3 1 (0.077%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.077%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.077%) SCCM
3 1 (0.077%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 57 (4.42%) Microsoft
2 42 (3.25%) Google
3 24 (1.86%) SAP
4 14 (1.08%) Cisco
5 13 (1.01%) Databricks
6 11 (0.85%) Cloudera
7 10 (0.77%) Meraki
8 9 (0.70%) App Annie
8 9 (0.70%) Blue Coat
8 9 (0.70%) CheckPoint
9 8 (0.62%) Facebook
10 7 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.54%) VMware
11 4 (0.31%) Birst
11 4 (0.31%) Infoflex
11 4 (0.31%) Netskope
11 4 (0.31%) Remedy
11 4 (0.31%) Zscaler
12 3 (0.23%) Instagram
12 3 (0.23%) Xamarin