The table below looks at the statistics for the Data Scientist role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Data Scientist in their job title over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 719 808 851
Rank change year-on-year
+89 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 159 70 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.068% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.071% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 136 58 23
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £38,550 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £86,500 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £46,250 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+13.51% +68.18%
Data Scientist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
99690 97976 104297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.56% 94.72% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 83416 81352 90186
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Data Scientist in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Data Scientist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Scientist across the England region.

Data Scientist Salary Trend in England

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Data Scientist across the England region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Data Scientist Salary Histogram in England

Data Scientist
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the England region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +91 135 £55,000 -15.38% 17
West Midlands -3 13 £55,000 -8.33%
East of England -35 6 £42,500 - 3
South East -10 2 £85,000 +180.99% 1
North West -15 2 £57,500 +43.75%
South West -17 1 £35,000 -30.00%
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Data Scientist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Data Scientist in their job title.

1 235 (68.12%) Analytics
2 210 (60.87%) Big Data
3 201 (58.26%) R
4 171 (49.57%) SQL
5 167 (48.41%) Algorithms
6 155 (44.93%) Python
7 139 (40.29%) Hadoop
8 138 (40.00%) Mathematics
9 133 (38.55%) Data Mining
10 132 (38.26%) Analytical Skills
11 131 (37.97%) Java
11 131 (37.97%) Degree
12 120 (34.78%) Statistics
13 118 (34.20%) Computer Science
14 111 (32.17%) PhD
15 101 (29.28%) MATLAB
16 100 (28.99%) SAS
17 96 (27.83%) Machine Learning
18 95 (27.54%) Data Analysis
19 85 (24.64%) Visualisation
20 83 (24.06%) Predictive Modelling
21 76 (22.03%) C++
22 71 (20.58%) Data Modelling
23 69 (20.00%) SPSS
24 67 (19.42%) Physics
25 63 (18.26%) MapReduce
25 63 (18.26%) Bayesian Methods
26 62 (17.97%) Statistical Analysis
27 59 (17.10%) Finance
28 57 (16.52%) Retail

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Data Scientist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Data Scientist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 100 (28.99%) SAS
2 44 (12.75%) Apache Pig
3 9 (2.61%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.45%) CMS
5 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 69 (20.00%) SPSS
2 24 (6.96%) CPLEX
3 10 (2.90%) Weka
4 9 (2.61%) Stata
4 9 (2.61%) MS Excel
5 7 (2.03%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.45%) MS Office
7 2 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.29%) Gephi
8 1 (0.29%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
1 13 (3.77%) Amazon S3
1 13 (3.77%) Amazon EMR
2 10 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.03%) SaaS
4 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (60.87%) Big Data
2 139 (40.29%) Hadoop
3 133 (38.55%) Data Mining
4 50 (14.49%) Mahout
5 48 (13.91%) Apache Hive
6 37 (10.72%) Relational Database
6 37 (10.72%) NoSQL
7 31 (8.99%) MongoDB
8 30 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (4.93%) Impala
10 13 (3.77%) QlikView
11 12 (3.48%) HBase
12 11 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (2.61%) Text Mining
13 9 (2.61%) SQL Server
14 8 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
15 7 (2.03%) MS Access
16 6 (1.74%) SAS Enterprise Miner
17 5 (1.45%) OLAP
17 5 (1.45%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 19 (5.51%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 13 (3.77%) Yeoman
4 2 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.29%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.29%) Maven
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.29%) Spock
5 1 (0.29%) Geb
5 1 (0.29%) Mockito
5 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.29%) Gradle
General
1 59 (17.10%) Finance
2 57 (16.52%) Retail
3 39 (11.30%) Marketing
4 15 (4.35%) Games
5 11 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.45%) Publishing
8 3 (0.87%) Banking
8 3 (0.87%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) Back Office
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) French Language
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.70%) Cascading
2 19 (5.51%) D3.js
3 15 (4.35%) SciPy
3 15 (4.35%) Natural Language Processing
4 13 (3.77%) Cascalog
4 13 (3.77%) Pandas
4 13 (3.77%) .NET
4 13 (3.77%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.74%) HTML
5 6 (1.74%) HTML5
6 3 (0.87%) CSS
6 3 (0.87%) Matplotlib
6 3 (0.87%) CSS3
7 2 (0.58%) NumPy
7 2 (0.58%) XML
8 1 (0.29%) Spring
8 1 (0.29%) RESTful
8 1 (0.29%) Web Services
8 1 (0.29%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.29%) RHadoop
Miscellaneous
1 167 (48.41%) Algorithms
2 138 (40.00%) Mathematics
3 132 (38.26%) Analytical Skills
4 120 (34.78%) Statistics
5 118 (34.20%) Computer Science
6 85 (24.64%) Visualisation
7 67 (19.42%) Physics
8 40 (11.59%) Neural Network
9 33 (9.57%) Applied Mathematics
10 31 (8.99%) Economics
11 29 (8.41%) Digital Media
12 27 (7.83%) Open Source
13 25 (7.25%) Artificial Intelligence
14 16 (4.64%) Chemistry
15 15 (4.35%) Psychology
15 15 (4.35%) Credit Risk
16 14 (4.06%) Social Media
16 14 (4.06%) Informatics
17 9 (2.61%) Data Structures
18 8 (2.32%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.74%) Linux
2 2 (0.58%) UNIX
3 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (68.12%) Analytics
2 96 (27.83%) Machine Learning
3 95 (27.54%) Data Analysis
4 83 (24.06%) Predictive Modelling
5 71 (20.58%) Data Modelling
6 63 (18.26%) MapReduce
6 63 (18.26%) Bayesian Methods
7 62 (17.97%) Statistical Analysis
8 42 (12.17%) Big Data Analytics
9 41 (11.88%) Time Series Analysis
10 40 (11.59%) Statistical Modelling
10 40 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
11 37 (10.72%) Data Analytics
12 36 (10.43%) Data Management
13 35 (10.14%) Logistic Regression
14 32 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
14 32 (9.28%) Markov Chain
15 28 (8.12%) Factor Analysis
15 28 (8.12%) Business Analysis
16 26 (7.54%) Cluster Analysis
Programming Languages
1 201 (58.26%) R
2 171 (49.57%) SQL
3 155 (44.93%) Python
4 131 (37.97%) Java
5 101 (29.28%) MATLAB
6 76 (22.03%) C++
7 52 (15.07%) Scala
8 30 (8.70%) C#
9 27 (7.83%) VBA
10 24 (6.96%) Ruby
10 24 (6.96%) Clojure
11 10 (2.90%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.61%) C
13 6 (1.74%) Perl
13 6 (1.74%) PHP
14 3 (0.87%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
16 1 (0.29%) Erlang
16 1 (0.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 131 (37.97%) Degree
2 111 (32.17%) PhD
3 5 (1.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.29%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.19%) QA
System Software
1 13 (3.77%) VirtualBox
2 4 (1.16%) HDFS
3 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 13 (3.77%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.29%) Oozie
2 1 (0.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (5.22%) Oracle
2 12 (3.48%) Tableau
3 9 (2.61%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.61%) Teradata
4 8 (2.32%) Informatica
5 5 (1.45%) Business Objects
5 5 (1.45%) IBM
6 4 (1.16%) Cloudera
7 3 (0.87%) MapR
7 3 (0.87%) Minitab
7 3 (0.87%) Hortonworks
7 3 (0.87%) Greenplum
8 2 (0.58%) Talend
8 2 (0.58%) Google
8 2 (0.58%) Netezza
9 1 (0.29%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.29%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.29%) Splunk
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