Period
to 27 July 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Algorithms in permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH). Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Algorithms over the 6 months to 27 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Algorithms
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 194 190 175
Rank change year-on-year -4 -15 +31
Permanent jobs citing Algorithms 366 49 145
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.61% 0.90% 1.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.31% 2.55% 5.03%
Number of salaries quoted 198 40 125
10th Percentile £50,000 £41,750 £49,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £48,438 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% -7.41% +17.39%
75th Percentile £75,000 £76,563 £90,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,375 "
UK median annual salary £65,875 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +5.40% +4.17% +4.35%

Algorithms is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a WFH option and a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 8,494 1,920 2,882
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 37.31% 35.42% 35.35%
Number of salaries quoted 6,272 1,610 2,426
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,450 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £43,063 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,361 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.60% -4.40% +14.29%
75th Percentile £78,750 £73,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £86,250 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +0.95%

Algorithms
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Algorithms as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Algorithms trend for jobs with a WFH option

Algorithms
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Algorithms.

Algorithms salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Algorithms
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Algorithms over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

Algorithms salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, Algorithms job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Algorithms.

1 211 (57.65%) Python
2 154 (42.08%) C++
3 147 (40.16%) Software Engineering
4 124 (33.88%) Java
5 111 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
5 111 (30.33%) Machine Learning
6 97 (26.50%) Data Structures
7 91 (24.86%) SQL
8 85 (23.22%) Data Science
9 84 (22.95%) Finance
10 81 (22.13%) AWS
11 78 (21.31%) JavaScript
12 77 (21.04%) Docker
13 74 (20.22%) C
14 71 (19.40%) Computer Science
15 67 (18.31%) Analytics
16 65 (17.76%) Social Skills
17 64 (17.49%) Kubernetes
17 64 (17.49%) Linux
18 61 (16.67%) Git (software)
19 60 (16.39%) React
20 59 (16.12%) PhD
20 59 (16.12%) TDD
21 54 (14.75%) Artificial Intelligence
22 52 (14.21%) C#
23 51 (13.93%) Degree
23 51 (13.93%) Azure
24 50 (13.66%) MATLAB
25 48 (13.11%) Marketing
26 47 (12.84%) Node.js

Algorithms
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 19 (5.19%) Apache Spark
2 14 (3.83%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (3.28%) SAS
4 8 (2.19%) WordPress
5 4 (1.09%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (1.09%) Apache Pig
5 4 (1.09%) nginx
6 3 (0.82%) CMS
6 3 (0.82%) Ethereum
7 2 (0.55%) Apache
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.82%) Weka
3 2 (0.55%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.64%) Payment Gateway
1 6 (1.64%) Shopify
2 2 (0.55%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 81 (22.13%) AWS
2 51 (13.93%) Azure
3 33 (9.02%) GCP
4 23 (6.28%) Power Platform
5 20 (5.46%) Azure Data Factory
6 17 (4.64%) Amazon SageMaker
7 12 (3.28%) Slack
8 11 (3.01%) Serverless
9 9 (2.46%) Amazon S3
9 9 (2.46%) SaaS
10 8 (2.19%) Google Analytics
11 4 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (1.09%) dbt
11 4 (1.09%) Google Ads
11 4 (1.09%) Snowflake
12 3 (0.82%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (0.82%) npm
12 3 (0.82%) PaaS
13 2 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.11%) Wi-Fi
1 37 (10.11%) Wireless
2 35 (9.56%) DVB
2 35 (9.56%) MIMO
3 7 (1.91%) SSH
4 4 (1.09%) Internet
4 4 (1.09%) Multicast
4 4 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.82%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.82%) FlexRay
6 2 (0.55%) 3G
6 2 (0.55%) 4G
6 2 (0.55%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.55%) HTTP
7 1 (0.27%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.48%) Big Data
2 34 (9.29%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (6.28%) Power BI
4 22 (6.01%) Data Lake
5 20 (5.46%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 18 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (4.64%) SQL Server
8 15 (4.10%) Data Mining
9 13 (3.55%) NoSQL
9 13 (3.55%) Relational Database
10 10 (2.73%) MySQL
11 9 (2.46%) Hadoop
12 8 (2.19%) Amazon Redshift
12 8 (2.19%) Geospatial Data
12 8 (2.19%) MongoDB
13 6 (1.64%) HBase
13 6 (1.64%) RDBMS
14 5 (1.37%) Apache Hive
14 5 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
15 4 (1.09%) Redis
Development Applications
1 61 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.10%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.01%) GitLab
4 5 (1.37%) CircleCI
5 4 (1.09%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.09%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.82%) git-flow
6 3 (0.82%) Gradle
6 3 (0.82%) Maven
6 3 (0.82%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.82%) webpack
7 2 (0.55%) Ant
7 2 (0.55%) CMake
7 2 (0.55%) JUnit
7 2 (0.55%) Subversion
7 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.27%) JIRA
8 1 (0.27%) Valgrind
8 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 84 (22.95%) Finance
2 65 (17.76%) Social Skills
3 48 (13.11%) Marketing
4 36 (9.84%) Retail
5 33 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (8.20%) Games
7 24 (6.56%) Electronics
8 21 (5.74%) Manufacturing
9 19 (5.19%) Public Sector
10 18 (4.92%) Pharmaceutical
11 17 (4.64%) Telecoms
12 13 (3.55%) Financial Institution
12 13 (3.55%) Law
13 11 (3.01%) Banking
14 7 (1.91%) Presentation Skills
15 5 (1.37%) Advertising
16 4 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
16 4 (1.09%) Legal
16 4 (1.09%) Organisational Skills
17 3 (0.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 106 (28.96%) Developer
2 83 (22.68%) Software Engineer
3 40 (10.93%) Data Engineer
4 36 (9.84%) Algorithm Engineer
4 36 (9.84%) Senior Algorithm Engineer
5 35 (9.56%) DSP Algorithm Engineer
5 35 (9.56%) DSP Engineer
5 35 (9.56%) Senior DSP Engineer
5 35 (9.56%) Wireless Engineer
6 30 (8.20%) Data Scientist
6 30 (8.20%) Senior Software Engineer
7 23 (6.28%) Software Developer
8 20 (5.46%) C++ Software Engineer
8 20 (5.46%) Embedded Engineer
8 20 (5.46%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 18 (4.92%) Senior Developer
10 17 (4.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 15 (4.10%) Java Engineer
12 14 (3.83%) Java Developer
12 14 (3.83%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (16.39%) React
2 47 (12.84%) Node.js
3 43 (11.75%) .NET
4 34 (9.29%) CSS
4 34 (9.29%) HTML
5 31 (8.47%) Web Services
6 30 (8.20%) AngularJS
7 26 (7.10%) .NET Core
8 24 (6.56%) GraphQL
9 23 (6.28%) NumPy
9 23 (6.28%) Pandas
10 22 (6.01%) .NET Framework
11 20 (5.46%) Entity Framework
12 19 (5.19%) REST
13 18 (4.92%) scikit-learn
14 17 (4.64%) Flask
14 17 (4.64%) JSON
15 16 (4.37%) Spring
16 15 (4.10%) SciPy
16 15 (4.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 97 (26.50%) Data Structures
2 39 (10.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 29 (7.92%) User Experience
4 20 (5.46%) Legacy Systems
4 20 (5.46%) LIMS
5 19 (5.19%) Blog
6 18 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (4.92%) Virtual Team
7 16 (4.37%) Augmented Reality
8 14 (3.83%) CUDA
9 11 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (2.73%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (2.73%) Mobile App
11 9 (2.46%) Data Centre
12 8 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (1.64%) Legacy Code
14 5 (1.37%) Cloud Native
14 5 (1.37%) Public Cloud
15 4 (1.09%) Hedge funds
16 3 (0.82%) mHealth
Operating Systems
1 64 (17.49%) Linux
2 35 (9.56%) Unix
3 17 (4.64%) Embedded Linux
4 10 (2.73%) Windows
5 7 (1.91%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.82%) Android
6 3 (0.82%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (40.16%) Software Engineering
2 111 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (30.33%) Machine Learning
3 85 (23.22%) Data Science
4 71 (19.40%) Computer Science
5 67 (18.31%) Analytics
6 59 (16.12%) TDD
7 54 (14.75%) Artificial Intelligence
8 44 (12.02%) Business Intelligence
8 44 (12.02%) DevOps
9 41 (11.20%) Microservices
10 39 (10.66%) Data Pipeline
10 39 (10.66%) Signal Processing
10 39 (10.66%) Visualisation
11 37 (10.11%) Pair Programming
11 37 (10.11%) Workflow
12 36 (9.84%) Continuous Improvement
12 36 (9.84%) Mathematics
13 35 (9.56%) Scrum
14 34 (9.29%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 211 (57.65%) Python
2 154 (42.08%) C++
3 124 (33.88%) Java
4 91 (24.86%) SQL
5 78 (21.31%) JavaScript
6 74 (20.22%) C
7 52 (14.21%) C#
8 50 (13.66%) MATLAB
9 46 (12.57%) TypeScript
10 39 (10.66%) Scala
11 28 (7.65%) Go
11 28 (7.65%) R
12 23 (6.28%) PHP
13 22 (6.01%) VB
14 19 (5.19%) Ruby
14 19 (5.19%) Shell Script
15 18 (4.92%) Kotlin
16 16 (4.37%) Rust
17 11 (3.01%) Embedded C
17 11 (3.01%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 59 (16.12%) PhD
2 51 (13.93%) Degree
3 14 (3.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (3.01%) Numerate Degree
5 7 (1.91%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.64%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.46%) Accessibility
2 7 (1.91%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.82%) Good Clinical Practice
3 3 (0.82%) ISO 20022
3 3 (0.82%) ISO 26262
4 2 (0.55%) CDISC
5 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 77 (21.04%) Docker
2 38 (10.38%) Firmware
3 3 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 64 (17.49%) Kubernetes
2 35 (9.56%) Terraform
3 8 (2.19%) Puppet
4 6 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.82%) Ansible
5 3 (0.82%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.55%) Mesos
7 1 (0.27%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (6.83%) Databricks
1 25 (6.83%) Google
2 16 (4.37%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.55%) SAP
4 7 (1.91%) IBM
4 7 (1.91%) Oracle
5 6 (1.64%) Adobe
6 4 (1.09%) Facebook
6 4 (1.09%) Yahoo!
7 3 (0.82%) Apple
7 3 (0.82%) MuleSoft
7 3 (0.82%) NVIDIA
7 3 (0.82%) OpenText
8 2 (0.55%) comScore
8 2 (0.55%) Genesys
8 2 (0.55%) Teradata
9 1 (0.27%) F5
9 1 (0.27%) HubSpot
9 1 (0.27%) New Relic
9 1 (0.27%) Twitter