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

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 601 726 828
Rank change year-on-year
+125 +102
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 274 154 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.15% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.15% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 239 133 31
Average salary £57,500 £65,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.53% +13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £85,000 £75,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £42,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -22.72%
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
95518 99384 95316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.83% 94.55% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 78999 81114 80558
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 £27,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,500 £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 March 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 26 March 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
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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 +118 207 £60,000 -14.28% 21
West Midlands +7 26 £52,500 +23.52%
South East +5 12 £63,750 +70.00% 2
Yorkshire +8 11 £45,000 -30.76% 1
East of England +11 7 £50,000 +33.33% 1
North West +4 4 £43,000 +7.50% 1
South West -13 4 £39,000 -13.33%
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 306 (68.46%) Analytics
2 285 (63.76%) R
3 267 (59.73%) Python
4 243 (54.36%) SQL
5 242 (54.14%) Big Data
6 204 (45.64%) Hadoop
7 180 (40.27%) Algorithms
8 158 (35.35%) Analytical Skills
9 150 (33.56%) Statistics
10 141 (31.54%) Visualisation
11 139 (31.10%) Machine Learning
12 134 (29.98%) Data Mining
13 133 (29.75%) SAS
14 129 (28.86%) Java
15 128 (28.64%) PhD
16 126 (28.19%) Data Analysis
17 123 (27.52%) MATLAB
18 121 (27.07%) Statistical Analysis
19 114 (25.50%) Computer Science
20 113 (25.28%) Mathematics
21 112 (25.06%) Degree
22 110 (24.61%) Apache Hive
23 97 (21.70%) SPSS
24 83 (18.57%) Statistical Modelling
25 80 (17.90%) MapReduce
26 79 (17.67%) Apache Pig
27 77 (17.23%) NoSQL
28 76 (17.00%) Predictive Modelling
29 72 (16.11%) Business Intelligence
30 71 (15.88%) Marketing

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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
1 133 (29.75%) SAS
2 79 (17.67%) Apache Pig
3 31 (6.94%) Apache Spark
4 12 (2.68%) CMS
5 6 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.67%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.45%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.22%) Node.js
8 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.22%) Apache
Applications
1 97 (21.70%) SPSS
2 23 (5.15%) Weka
3 22 (4.92%) Stata
4 19 (4.25%) MS Office
5 10 (2.24%) MS Excel
6 7 (1.57%) CPLEX
7 5 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (1.12%) Gephi
8 2 (0.45%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 29 (6.49%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.22%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.38%) Amazon EC2
1 33 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
1 33 (7.38%) Amazon EMR
2 32 (7.16%) Amazon S3
3 4 (0.89%) SaaS
4 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.45%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (54.14%) Big Data
2 204 (45.64%) Hadoop
3 134 (29.98%) Data Mining
4 110 (24.61%) Apache Hive
5 77 (17.23%) NoSQL
6 69 (15.44%) MongoDB
7 67 (14.99%) Mahout
8 38 (8.50%) PostgreSQL
9 35 (7.83%) Impala
10 32 (7.16%) QlikView
11 30 (6.71%) HBase
12 20 (4.47%) Relational Database
12 20 (4.47%) SQL Server
13 19 (4.25%) Text Mining
14 16 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
16 12 (2.68%) CouchDB
16 12 (2.68%) IBM InfoSphere
17 11 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 11 (2.46%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 35 (7.83%) Git (software)
2 34 (7.61%) Jenkins
3 32 (7.16%) Yeoman
4 1 (0.22%) Spock
4 1 (0.22%) Geb
4 1 (0.22%) Mockito
4 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.22%) Hudson
4 1 (0.22%) Gradle
4 1 (0.22%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.22%) Subversion
4 1 (0.22%) Maven
4 1 (0.22%) JIRA
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 71 (15.88%) Marketing
2 65 (14.54%) Finance
3 51 (11.41%) Retail
4 36 (8.05%) Telecoms
5 21 (4.70%) Games
6 5 (1.12%) Publishing
6 5 (1.12%) Electronics
7 4 (0.89%) Back Office
7 4 (0.89%) Advertising
8 2 (0.45%) Automotive
8 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.45%) Banking
8 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.45%) Local Government
9 1 (0.22%) French Language
9 1 (0.22%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.22%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (10.51%) scikit-learn
2 38 (8.50%) D3.js
3 37 (8.28%) Natural Language Processing
3 37 (8.28%) Pandas
4 32 (7.16%) Cascalog
4 32 (7.16%) SciPy
5 18 (4.03%) Cascading
6 4 (0.89%) RHadoop
7 2 (0.45%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.45%) Web Services
7 2 (0.45%) Lucene
8 1 (0.22%) Spring
8 1 (0.22%) JSON
8 1 (0.22%) LINQ
8 1 (0.22%) jQuery
8 1 (0.22%) RESTful
8 1 (0.22%) HTML5
8 1 (0.22%) HTML
8 1 (0.22%) .NET
8 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 180 (40.27%) Algorithms
2 158 (35.35%) Analytical Skills
3 150 (33.56%) Statistics
4 141 (31.54%) Visualisation
5 114 (25.50%) Computer Science
6 113 (25.28%) Mathematics
7 59 (13.20%) Open Source
8 52 (11.63%) Artificial Intelligence
9 42 (9.40%) Neural Network
10 36 (8.05%) Physics
11 23 (5.15%) Applied Mathematics
12 22 (4.92%) Credit Risk
13 19 (4.25%) Economics
14 17 (3.80%) Social Media
15 15 (3.36%) User Experience
16 14 (3.13%) Social Network
17 13 (2.91%) Digital Media
18 11 (2.46%) Management Information System
19 10 (2.24%) Psychology
19 10 (2.24%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.57%) Linux
2 5 (1.12%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (68.46%) Analytics
2 139 (31.10%) Machine Learning
3 126 (28.19%) Data Analysis
4 121 (27.07%) Statistical Analysis
5 83 (18.57%) Statistical Modelling
6 80 (17.90%) MapReduce
7 76 (17.00%) Predictive Modelling
8 72 (16.11%) Business Intelligence
9 68 (15.21%) Data Visualisation
10 62 (13.87%) Predictive Analytics
11 56 (12.53%) Time Series Analysis
12 53 (11.86%) Data Modelling
13 52 (11.63%) Bayesian Methods
14 48 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
15 41 (9.17%) Data Analytics
16 34 (7.61%) Logistic Regression
17 33 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
17 33 (7.38%) Coaching
18 32 (7.16%) User Stories
18 32 (7.16%) Data Munging
Programming Languages
1 285 (63.76%) R
2 267 (59.73%) Python
3 243 (54.36%) SQL
4 129 (28.86%) Java
5 123 (27.52%) MATLAB
6 65 (14.54%) C++
7 59 (13.20%) Scala
8 48 (10.74%) Clojure
9 43 (9.62%) VBA
10 38 (8.50%) C#
10 38 (8.50%) Ruby
11 33 (7.38%) Bash Shell
12 17 (3.80%) C
13 9 (2.01%) PHP
14 6 (1.34%) Perl
15 5 (1.12%) HiveQL
16 4 (0.89%) JavaScript
16 4 (0.89%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.45%) F#
18 1 (0.22%) sed
Qualifications
1 128 (28.64%) PhD
2 112 (25.06%) Degree
3 14 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.01%) Postgraduate
5 5 (1.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 32 (7.16%) VirtualBox
2 24 (5.37%) HDFS
3 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 32 (7.16%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.22%) Oozie
2 1 (0.22%) Ansible
Vendors
1 40 (8.95%) Google
2 38 (8.50%) Tableau
3 34 (7.61%) Oracle
4 32 (7.16%) Microsoft
5 27 (6.04%) IBM
6 17 (3.80%) Cloudera
7 12 (2.68%) Hortonworks
7 12 (2.68%) MapR
7 12 (2.68%) Greenplum
8 10 (2.24%) Netezza
9 5 (1.12%) Facebook
10 4 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.45%) MicroStrategy
12 1 (0.22%) Vertica
12 1 (0.22%) Talend
12 1 (0.22%) Minitab
12 1 (0.22%) Teradata
12 1 (0.22%) Omniture
12 1 (0.22%) Adobe
12 1 (0.22%) Cognizant
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