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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 563 665 808
Rank change year-on-year
+102 +143
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 314 228 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.21% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.22% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 263 184 46
Average salary £55,000 £58,750 £61,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.38% -4.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £81,250
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -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
94314 103747 96405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.61% 94.66%
Number of salaries quoted 78324 85889 81068
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +60 231 £60,000 -7.69% 35
South East +26 26 £36,500 -14.11% 7
West Midlands +8 21 £52,500 +23.52% 2
South West -4 7 £37,500 -16.66%
East of England +4 6 £50,000 +33.33% 5
North West +2 5 £43,000 +7.50%
Yorkshire +9 4 £32,500 -50.00%
East Midlands - 2 £65,000 -
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 379 (69.93%) Analytics
2 350 (64.58%) R
3 324 (59.78%) Python
4 321 (59.23%) SQL
5 289 (53.32%) Big Data
6 266 (49.08%) Hadoop
7 226 (41.70%) Analytical Skills
8 211 (38.93%) Statistics
9 186 (34.32%) SAS
10 179 (33.03%) Algorithms
11 165 (30.44%) Visualisation
12 162 (29.89%) Machine Learning
12 162 (29.89%) Data Mining
13 158 (29.15%) Mathematics
14 155 (28.60%) Degree
15 144 (26.57%) Apache Hive
16 139 (25.65%) Computer Science
16 139 (25.65%) Java
17 131 (24.17%) PhD
18 129 (23.80%) SPSS
19 127 (23.43%) Data Analysis
20 125 (23.06%) Statistical Analysis
21 123 (22.69%) MATLAB
22 104 (19.19%) Statistical Modelling
23 103 (19.00%) Marketing
23 103 (19.00%) Predictive Modelling
24 94 (17.34%) NoSQL
25 92 (16.97%) Business Intelligence
26 89 (16.42%) MapReduce
27 88 (16.24%) Apache Pig

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 186 (34.32%) SAS
2 88 (16.24%) Apache Pig
3 44 (8.12%) Apache Spark
4 11 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.66%) CMS
6 6 (1.11%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.74%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.37%) Apache
9 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.18%) Node.js
Applications
1 129 (23.80%) SPSS
2 26 (4.80%) MS Office
3 21 (3.87%) MS Excel
4 19 (3.51%) Weka
5 18 (3.32%) Stata
6 11 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.92%) Gephi
7 5 (0.92%) CPLEX
8 2 (0.37%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.18%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 65 (11.99%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (6.83%) Google Analytics
3 35 (6.46%) Amazon EMR
3 35 (6.46%) Amazon EC2
4 34 (6.27%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.11%) SaaS
6 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.37%) Broadband
1 2 (0.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (53.32%) Big Data
2 266 (49.08%) Hadoop
3 162 (29.89%) Data Mining
4 144 (26.57%) Apache Hive
5 94 (17.34%) NoSQL
6 86 (15.87%) MongoDB
7 75 (13.84%) Mahout
8 51 (9.41%) PostgreSQL
9 48 (8.86%) QlikView
10 36 (6.64%) Impala
11 34 (6.27%) HBase
12 27 (4.98%) Text Mining
13 25 (4.61%) SQL Server
14 24 (4.43%) Relational Database
15 17 (3.14%) IBM InfoSphere
15 17 (3.14%) CouchDB
16 16 (2.95%) Apache Cassandra
17 14 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 13 (2.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 35 (6.46%) Git (software)
2 34 (6.27%) Jenkins
2 34 (6.27%) Yeoman
3 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.18%) JIRA
3 1 (0.18%) Hudson
3 1 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 103 (19.00%) Marketing
2 81 (14.94%) Finance
3 67 (12.36%) Retail
4 42 (7.75%) Telecoms
5 24 (4.43%) Games
6 5 (0.92%) Electronics
7 4 (0.74%) Publishing
7 4 (0.74%) Automotive
7 4 (0.74%) Back Office
8 3 (0.55%) Advertising
9 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.37%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.37%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.18%) Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (9.04%) scikit-learn
2 43 (7.93%) Pandas
2 43 (7.93%) Natural Language Processing
3 42 (7.75%) D3.js
4 36 (6.64%) SciPy
5 34 (6.27%) Cascalog
6 10 (1.85%) Cascading
7 8 (1.48%) RHadoop
7 8 (1.48%) MLlib
8 3 (0.55%) .NET
9 2 (0.37%) Lucene
9 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.37%) Web Services
9 2 (0.37%) XML
10 1 (0.18%) Akka
10 1 (0.18%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.18%) jQuery
10 1 (0.18%) JSON
10 1 (0.18%) LINQ
10 1 (0.18%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 226 (41.70%) Analytical Skills
2 211 (38.93%) Statistics
3 179 (33.03%) Algorithms
4 165 (30.44%) Visualisation
5 158 (29.15%) Mathematics
6 139 (25.65%) Computer Science
7 70 (12.92%) Open Source
8 63 (11.62%) Neural Network
9 48 (8.86%) Artificial Intelligence
10 47 (8.67%) Physics
11 32 (5.90%) Social Network
12 27 (4.98%) Economics
13 26 (4.80%) Applied Mathematics
14 18 (3.32%) Credit Risk
15 17 (3.14%) Social Media
16 15 (2.77%) Management Information System
17 13 (2.40%) Digital Media
18 12 (2.21%) User Experience
18 12 (2.21%) Performance Metrics
19 10 (1.85%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (1.48%) Linux
2 4 (0.74%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.37%) UNIX
4 1 (0.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (69.93%) Analytics
2 162 (29.89%) Machine Learning
3 127 (23.43%) Data Analysis
4 125 (23.06%) Statistical Analysis
5 104 (19.19%) Statistical Modelling
6 103 (19.00%) Predictive Modelling
7 92 (16.97%) Business Intelligence
8 89 (16.42%) MapReduce
9 83 (15.31%) Data Visualisation
10 77 (14.21%) Predictive Analytics
11 63 (11.62%) Data Modelling
12 57 (10.52%) Data Analytics
13 55 (10.15%) Time Series Analysis
14 53 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
15 52 (9.59%) Bayesian Methods
16 44 (8.12%) Logistic Regression
16 44 (8.12%) Data Munging
17 42 (7.75%) Big Data Analytics
18 39 (7.20%) Data Management
19 34 (6.27%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 350 (64.58%) R
2 324 (59.78%) Python
3 321 (59.23%) SQL
4 139 (25.65%) Java
5 123 (22.69%) MATLAB
6 72 (13.28%) C++
7 52 (9.59%) Scala
8 49 (9.04%) VBA
9 48 (8.86%) Clojure
10 42 (7.75%) C#
11 37 (6.83%) Ruby
12 35 (6.46%) Bash Shell
13 17 (3.14%) C
14 6 (1.11%) JavaScript
15 5 (0.92%) HiveQL
15 5 (0.92%) Perl
15 5 (0.92%) PHP
16 4 (0.74%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.74%) F#
17 1 (0.18%) Go
Qualifications
1 155 (28.60%) Degree
2 131 (24.17%) PhD
3 23 (4.24%) Security Cleared
4 12 (2.21%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.85%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.11%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 34 (6.27%) VirtualBox
2 29 (5.35%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 34 (6.27%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 62 (11.44%) Tableau
2 48 (8.86%) Google
3 45 (8.30%) Oracle
4 43 (7.93%) Microsoft
5 41 (7.56%) IBM
6 26 (4.80%) Cloudera
7 17 (3.14%) MapR
7 17 (3.14%) Hortonworks
7 17 (3.14%) Greenplum
8 11 (2.03%) Alteryx
8 11 (2.03%) Netezza
9 8 (1.48%) Facebook
10 6 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.74%) RapidMiner
12 3 (0.55%) Informatica
12 3 (0.55%) Business Objects
12 3 (0.55%) Teradata
12 3 (0.55%) Ab Initio
13 2 (0.37%) Minitab
13 2 (0.37%) MicroStrategy
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