Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Statistics
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 356 362 342
Rank change year-on-year +6 -20 -3
Permanent jobs citing Statistics 423 1,151 1,529
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.85% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.92% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 400 823 1,099
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% -0.86% +10.48%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,250 £92,500 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +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 50,654 125,160 148,160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.21% 92.18% 92.01%
Number of salaries quoted 42,048 98,999 117,971
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +4.48% +0.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +4.05%

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 26 November 2020.

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 26 November 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 +11 393 £60,000 +4.35% 64
London +30 249 £72,500 +7.41% 24
UK excluding London +43 165 £50,000 +17.65% 44
South East +77 53 £57,500 +15.00% 14
Work from Home +2 47 £57,500 +4.55% 15
North of England +66 31 £40,500 +15.71% 10
North West +70 23 £40,000 +7.38% 5
East of England +82 22 £70,000 +86.67% 4
South West +79 20 £47,500 - 4
Scotland +61 14 £41,250 -15.38% 2
Midlands +100 13 £42,500 +13.33% 8
Wales +37 10 £45,000 -33.82% 2
West Midlands +75 7 £42,500 +13.33% 5
Yorkshire +70 7 £55,000 +57.14% 5
East Midlands +82 6 £37,750 +0.67% 3
North East +19 1 £24,000 -56.36%
Northern Ireland +16 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 255 (60.28%) Python
2 199 (47.04%) Mathematics
3 191 (45.15%) Degree
4 184 (43.50%) SQL
5 171 (40.43%) Data Science
6 162 (38.30%) Computer Science
7 159 (37.59%) Analytics
8 155 (36.64%) Machine Learning
9 129 (30.50%) R
10 127 (30.02%) Visualisation
11 118 (27.90%) Analytical Skills
12 112 (26.48%) Data Visualisation
13 108 (25.53%) Business Intelligence
14 94 (22.22%) Algorithms
15 91 (21.51%) Azure
16 88 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
17 83 (19.62%) C#
18 80 (18.91%) Java
19 78 (18.44%) Finance
19 78 (18.44%) AWS
20 76 (17.97%) Power BI
20 76 (17.97%) Power Platform
21 72 (17.02%) Big Data
22 71 (16.78%) Tableau
23 69 (16.31%) Artificial Intelligence
24 65 (15.37%) SQL Server
25 62 (14.66%) Computer Science Degree
26 61 (14.42%) PhD
27 60 (14.18%) Microsoft
28 59 (13.95%) Hadoop

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 57 (13.48%) Apache Spark
2 28 (6.62%) SAS
3 11 (2.60%) Apache Airflow
4 10 (2.36%) Luigi
5 8 (1.89%) Apache
5 8 (1.89%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.65%) Jupyter
7 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.95%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.47%) Confluence
10 1 (0.24%) CMS
10 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.24%) Tornado
Applications
1 37 (8.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.84%) SPSS
4 8 (1.89%) Stata
5 6 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.47%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.47%) SPSS Modeler
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.18%) Maximo
1 5 (1.18%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Odoo
2 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 91 (21.51%) Azure
2 78 (18.44%) AWS
3 76 (17.97%) Power Platform
4 40 (9.46%) GCP
5 26 (6.15%) Office 365
6 14 (3.31%) SaaS
7 11 (2.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 11 (2.60%) Logic Apps
8 10 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (2.36%) Amazon EMR
8 10 (2.36%) Amazon SageMaker
8 10 (2.36%) Google Analytics
9 5 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.71%) Google Tag Manager
11 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.47%) IaaS
11 2 (0.47%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.47%) PaaS
12 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.49%) Firewall
2 15 (3.55%) VPN
3 11 (2.60%) Network Security
3 11 (2.60%) PBX
4 7 (1.65%) WAN
5 6 (1.42%) LAN
6 5 (1.18%) 5G
6 5 (1.18%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.71%) DHCP
7 3 (0.71%) DNS
8 2 (0.47%) InfiniBand
8 2 (0.47%) NAS
8 2 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.47%) Skype
8 2 (0.47%) SNMP
8 2 (0.47%) VSAN
9 1 (0.24%) ATM
9 1 (0.24%) HTTP
9 1 (0.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (17.97%) Power BI
2 72 (17.02%) Big Data
3 71 (16.78%) Tableau
4 65 (15.37%) SQL Server
5 59 (13.95%) Hadoop
5 59 (13.95%) Relational Database
6 36 (8.51%) NoSQL
7 27 (6.38%) Data Mining
7 27 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (4.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (3.55%) RDBMS
12 14 (3.31%) MySQL
12 14 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (3.07%) Amazon Redshift
13 13 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (2.36%) Apache Hive
15 10 (2.36%) Azkaban
Development Applications
1 18 (4.26%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.36%) JIRA
3 5 (1.18%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.71%) ERwin
4 3 (0.71%) PowerDesigner
5 2 (0.47%) Cypress.io
5 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.24%) GitLab
6 1 (0.24%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.24%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.24%) Mockito
6 1 (0.24%) PyCharm
6 1 (0.24%) RStudio
6 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.24%) webpack
General
1 78 (18.44%) Finance
2 34 (8.04%) Marketing
3 14 (3.31%) Retail
4 13 (3.07%) Banking
5 12 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.60%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.36%) Law
8 8 (1.89%) Games
9 6 (1.42%) Public Sector
10 5 (1.18%) Automotive
10 5 (1.18%) Front Office
11 4 (0.95%) Advertising
11 4 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.47%) Electronics
12 2 (0.47%) Military
12 2 (0.47%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.24%) French Language
13 1 (0.24%) Legal
13 1 (0.24%) Publishing
13 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 105 (24.82%) Data Scientist
2 90 (21.28%) Developer
3 59 (13.95%) Analyst
4 56 (13.24%) Data Engineer
5 37 (8.75%) Senior Data Scientist
6 29 (6.86%) Data Analyst
7 26 (6.15%) Quantitative Developer
8 23 (5.44%) Python Engineer
9 20 (4.73%) Senior Developer
10 19 (4.49%) C# Developer
11 17 (4.02%) Machine Learning Engineer
11 17 (4.02%) Software Developer
12 16 (3.78%) Data Manager
13 15 (3.55%) Machine Learning Scientist
14 14 (3.31%) Senior Quantitative Developer
15 13 (3.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 13 (3.07%) Python Developer
16 11 (2.60%) .NET Developer
16 11 (2.60%) C# Quant Developer
17 10 (2.36%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (8.98%) Natural Language Processing
1 38 (8.98%) Pandas
2 37 (8.75%) NumPy
3 30 (7.09%) scikit-learn
4 29 (6.86%) .NET
5 28 (6.62%) TensorFlow
6 21 (4.96%) Kafka
7 19 (4.49%) CSS
7 19 (4.49%) SciPy
8 18 (4.26%) Keras
8 18 (4.26%) REST
9 17 (4.02%) HTML
9 17 (4.02%) PyTorch
10 13 (3.07%) AngularJS
10 13 (3.07%) XGBoost
11 12 (2.84%) Django
11 12 (2.84%) Matplotlib
12 11 (2.60%) Shiny
12 11 (2.60%) XML
13 10 (2.36%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 118 (27.90%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (22.22%) Algorithms
3 30 (7.09%) Management Information System
4 26 (6.15%) Fixed Income
5 24 (5.67%) Data Structures
6 21 (4.96%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (4.26%) Equities
8 14 (3.31%) Data Centre
9 13 (3.07%) Mobile App
9 13 (3.07%) User Experience
10 12 (2.84%) FMCG
10 12 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (2.60%) Derivative
12 9 (2.13%) NHS
13 7 (1.65%) Hedge funds
14 6 (1.42%) Analytical Mindset
14 6 (1.42%) Taxonomies
15 4 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 3 (0.71%) Blog
16 3 (0.71%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.07%) Linux
1 13 (3.07%) Windows
2 8 (1.89%) Android
3 6 (1.42%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.95%) Unix
4 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2019
5 3 (0.71%) CentOS
5 3 (0.71%) Ubuntu
5 3 (0.71%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.24%) Robot Operating System
7 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (47.04%) Mathematics
2 171 (40.43%) Data Science
3 162 (38.30%) Computer Science
4 159 (37.59%) Analytics
5 155 (36.64%) Machine Learning
6 127 (30.02%) Visualisation
7 112 (26.48%) Data Visualisation
8 108 (25.53%) Business Intelligence
9 88 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
10 69 (16.31%) Artificial Intelligence
11 55 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
12 53 (12.53%) Data Analysis
13 51 (12.06%) Physics
14 43 (10.17%) Data Analytics
15 42 (9.93%) ETL
16 41 (9.69%) Deep Learning
17 40 (9.46%) Data Modelling
18 39 (9.22%) Project Management
19 36 (8.51%) Decision-Making
20 35 (8.27%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 255 (60.28%) Python
2 184 (43.50%) SQL
3 129 (30.50%) R
4 83 (19.62%) C#
5 80 (18.91%) Java
6 44 (10.40%) JavaScript
7 34 (8.04%) C++
8 30 (7.09%) MATLAB
9 25 (5.91%) Scala
10 13 (3.07%) C
11 11 (2.60%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.65%) Julia
13 6 (1.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 5 (1.18%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.95%) VBA
16 3 (0.71%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.71%) Go
16 3 (0.71%) PHP
16 3 (0.71%) Ruby
16 3 (0.71%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 191 (45.15%) Degree
2 62 (14.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 61 (14.42%) PhD
4 36 (8.51%) Numerate Degree
5 22 (5.20%) Master's Degree
6 16 (3.78%) Postgraduate
7 13 (3.07%) Security Cleared
8 11 (2.60%) CCNA
8 11 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.42%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.18%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.71%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.24%) CISSP
12 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.49%) Data Quality
2 15 (3.55%) SLA
3 12 (2.84%) GDPR
4 7 (1.65%) QA
5 5 (1.18%) PMO
6 1 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.24%) CDISC
6 1 (0.24%) Good Clinical Practice
6 1 (0.24%) GxP
6 1 (0.24%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (2.13%) Active Directory
1 9 (2.13%) Docker
2 6 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.47%) GPFS
3 2 (0.47%) Lustre
4 1 (0.24%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.24%) Firmware
4 1 (0.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (0.95%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.47%) Grafana
3 2 (0.47%) Kibana
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.47%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.24%) Ansible
Vendors
1 60 (14.18%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.49%) Google
3 17 (4.02%) Databricks
4 11 (2.60%) CheckPoint
4 11 (2.60%) Cisco
4 11 (2.60%) Meraki
5 10 (2.36%) Blue Coat
6 9 (2.13%) VMware
7 8 (1.89%) Cloudera
8 6 (1.42%) Netskope
8 6 (1.42%) Zscaler
9 5 (1.18%) IBM
9 5 (1.18%) Oracle
9 5 (1.18%) SAP
10 4 (0.95%) Facebook
10 4 (0.95%) Infoflex
10 4 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.71%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (0.71%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.71%) Xamarin