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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 554 705 793
Rank change year-on-year
+151 +88
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 357 184 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.17% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.18% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 295 149 55
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £35,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £80,000 £83,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
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
96305 101240 93715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.20% 94.50% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81010 82636 78466
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +126 298 £60,000 - 30
South East - 24 £45,000 - 4
East Midlands - 11 £37,500 -
West Midlands - 6 £53,750 - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £40,000 -
North West +2 4 £57,500 +4.54%
East of England -22 3 £50,000 +33.33% 3
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 458 (66.76%) Analytics
2 442 (64.43%) R
3 412 (60.06%) Python
4 376 (54.81%) SQL
5 338 (49.27%) Big Data
6 313 (45.63%) Hadoop
7 288 (41.98%) Statistics
8 285 (41.55%) Analytical Skills
9 248 (36.15%) Mathematics
10 220 (32.07%) SAS
11 214 (31.20%) Algorithms
12 212 (30.90%) Data Mining
13 200 (29.15%) Degree
14 179 (26.09%) Machine Learning
15 175 (25.51%) Computer Science
16 172 (25.07%) Visualisation
17 167 (24.34%) Java
18 148 (21.57%) Data Analysis
19 146 (21.28%) MATLAB
20 145 (21.14%) Apache Hive
21 144 (20.99%) PhD
22 131 (19.10%) Statistical Modelling
23 122 (17.78%) Marketing
24 120 (17.49%) Business Intelligence
25 116 (16.91%) Finance
25 116 (16.91%) Statistical Analysis
26 112 (16.33%) Predictive Modelling
27 110 (16.03%) SPSS
28 98 (14.29%) Data Analytics
29 92 (13.41%) NoSQL

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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
1 220 (32.07%) SAS
2 88 (12.83%) Apache Pig
3 55 (8.02%) Apache Spark
4 15 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (2.04%) Apache Solr
6 9 (1.31%) Apache
7 5 (0.73%) CMS
8 3 (0.44%) IIS
9 2 (0.29%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.29%) IPython
Applications
1 110 (16.03%) SPSS
2 24 (3.50%) MS Excel
3 18 (2.62%) MS Office
4 14 (2.04%) Weka
5 12 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (1.46%) GNU Octave
7 9 (1.31%) CPLEX
8 6 (0.87%) Stata
9 4 (0.58%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.44%) Gephi
11 1 (0.15%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 69 (10.06%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (5.25%) Amazon EMR
2 36 (5.25%) Amazon EC2
2 36 (5.25%) Amazon S3
3 30 (4.37%) Google Analytics
4 7 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.87%) Adobe Analytics
6 5 (0.73%) SaaS
7 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.46%) Internet
2 4 (0.58%) Wireless
3 1 (0.15%) Network Security
3 1 (0.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 338 (49.27%) Big Data
2 313 (45.63%) Hadoop
3 212 (30.90%) Data Mining
4 145 (21.14%) Apache Hive
5 92 (13.41%) NoSQL
6 91 (13.27%) MongoDB
7 67 (9.77%) Mahout
8 56 (8.16%) QlikView
9 55 (8.02%) PostgreSQL
10 41 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
11 39 (5.69%) Impala
12 35 (5.10%) SQL Server
13 34 (4.96%) Text Mining
14 28 (4.08%) Relational Database
15 22 (3.21%) Apache Cassandra
15 22 (3.21%) HBase
16 21 (3.06%) MySQL
17 14 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 14 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
18 12 (1.75%) IBM BigInsights
Development Applications
1 43 (6.27%) Git (software)
2 38 (5.54%) Jenkins
3 35 (5.10%) Yeoman
4 3 (0.44%) JIRA
4 3 (0.44%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.29%) Maven
General
1 122 (17.78%) Marketing
2 116 (16.91%) Finance
3 83 (12.10%) Retail
4 45 (6.56%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.06%) Banking
6 17 (2.48%) Games
7 12 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.46%) Publishing
9 5 (0.73%) Automotive
10 3 (0.44%) Back Office
10 3 (0.44%) Advertising
11 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.29%) Legal
12 1 (0.15%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (8.16%) D3.js
2 53 (7.73%) Natural Language Processing
3 46 (6.71%) scikit-learn
4 43 (6.27%) Pandas
5 42 (6.12%) SciPy
6 35 (5.10%) Cascalog
7 9 (1.31%) MLlib
8 8 (1.17%) .NET
9 7 (1.02%) RHadoop
10 6 (0.87%) XML
11 4 (0.58%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.44%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.44%) LINQ
12 3 (0.44%) RESTful
12 3 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.44%) NumPy
12 3 (0.44%) Entity Framework
12 3 (0.44%) Ninject
12 3 (0.44%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 288 (41.98%) Statistics
2 285 (41.55%) Analytical Skills
3 248 (36.15%) Mathematics
4 214 (31.20%) Algorithms
5 175 (25.51%) Computer Science
6 172 (25.07%) Visualisation
7 85 (12.39%) Physics
8 55 (8.02%) Neural Network
9 35 (5.10%) Economics
10 29 (4.23%) Social Network
11 28 (4.08%) Applied Mathematics
12 22 (3.21%) Artificial Intelligence
13 17 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 15 (2.19%) Social Media
15 14 (2.04%) Data Extraction
15 14 (2.04%) FMCG
16 13 (1.90%) Mobile App
16 13 (1.90%) Data Structures
17 12 (1.75%) Digital Media
17 12 (1.75%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 18 (2.62%) Linux
2 9 (1.31%) UNIX
3 6 (0.87%) Windows
4 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (66.76%) Analytics
2 179 (26.09%) Machine Learning
3 148 (21.57%) Data Analysis
4 131 (19.10%) Statistical Modelling
5 120 (17.49%) Business Intelligence
6 116 (16.91%) Statistical Analysis
7 112 (16.33%) Predictive Modelling
8 98 (14.29%) Data Analytics
9 83 (12.10%) Data Visualisation
10 72 (10.50%) Agile Software Development
11 68 (9.91%) Open Source
12 67 (9.77%) Data Modelling
13 61 (8.89%) Predictive Analytics
14 54 (7.87%) MapReduce
14 54 (7.87%) Time Series Analysis
15 51 (7.43%) Bayesian Methods
16 50 (7.29%) Data Munging
17 46 (6.71%) Data Management
18 44 (6.41%) E-Commerce
18 44 (6.41%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 442 (64.43%) R
2 412 (60.06%) Python
3 376 (54.81%) SQL
4 167 (24.34%) Java
5 146 (21.28%) MATLAB
6 72 (10.50%) C++
7 50 (7.29%) VBA
8 48 (7.00%) Scala
9 46 (6.71%) Clojure
10 43 (6.27%) C#
11 36 (5.25%) Bash Shell
12 33 (4.81%) Ruby
13 22 (3.21%) JavaScript
14 17 (2.48%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.75%) Perl
15 12 (1.75%) C
16 5 (0.73%) F#
17 4 (0.58%) HiveQL
18 3 (0.44%) T-SQL
19 2 (0.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 200 (29.15%) Degree
2 144 (20.99%) PhD
3 24 (3.50%) Security Cleared
4 16 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.29%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.62%) Data Quality
System Software
1 35 (5.10%) VirtualBox
2 15 (2.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 35 (5.10%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 74 (10.79%) Tableau
2 47 (6.85%) Oracle
3 40 (5.83%) Microsoft
4 34 (4.96%) IBM
5 31 (4.52%) Google
6 29 (4.23%) Cloudera
7 19 (2.77%) Teradata
8 16 (2.33%) Netezza
9 13 (1.90%) Hortonworks
10 12 (1.75%) Ab Initio
10 12 (1.75%) RapidMiner
10 12 (1.75%) Alteryx
10 12 (1.75%) MapR
10 12 (1.75%) Informatica
11 10 (1.46%) Greenplum
12 9 (1.31%) Splunk
13 8 (1.17%) TIBCO
14 7 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (0.73%) Cognos
16 4 (0.58%) SAP
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £140000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: From £85,000 to £100,000 per annum six figure salary, bonus, exec bens
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Blue Glue
Posted: Yesterday
London
Careerwise
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £80000 per annum + stock options,
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 100,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
EXCELerate
Salary: Circa £90k Health Care and Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Oxbridge Answers
Salary: 50-60k
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago