The table below looks at the statistics for the Data Scientist role in IT jobs advertised for the London 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 401 461 579
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +118
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 231 199 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.53% 0.41% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.44% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 185 160 40
Average salary £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £85,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -22.72%
Data Scientist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
40624 45661 41244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.51% 93.84% 93.72%
Number of salaries quoted 34358 38187 34690
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Data Scientist Jobs Demand Trend in London

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in London

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

Data Scientist Salary Trend in London

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Data Scientist across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Data Scientist Salary Histogram in London

Data Scientist
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the London 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
City of London +18 29 £52,500 -25.00% 10
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the London 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.

1 308 (75.12%) Analytics
2 281 (68.54%) Python
3 261 (63.66%) R
4 239 (58.29%) SQL
5 238 (58.05%) Big Data
6 215 (52.44%) Hadoop
7 176 (42.93%) Analytical Skills
8 158 (38.54%) Statistics
9 144 (35.12%) Algorithms
10 141 (34.39%) Machine Learning
11 140 (34.15%) Visualisation
12 136 (33.17%) SAS
13 125 (30.49%) Data Mining
14 112 (27.32%) PhD
14 112 (27.32%) Computer Science
15 110 (26.83%) Java
16 109 (26.59%) Apache Hive
17 107 (26.10%) Mathematics
18 106 (25.85%) Degree
19 91 (22.20%) Data Analysis
20 89 (21.71%) SPSS
20 89 (21.71%) NoSQL
21 86 (20.98%) Predictive Modelling
22 84 (20.49%) Statistical Analysis
23 80 (19.51%) MongoDB
23 80 (19.51%) Statistical Modelling
24 78 (19.02%) MATLAB
25 77 (18.78%) Marketing
26 74 (18.05%) Data Visualisation
27 73 (17.80%) Apache Pig

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the London 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
1 136 (33.17%) SAS
2 73 (17.80%) Apache Pig
3 42 (10.24%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.20%) CMS
5 8 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.46%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.49%) Apache
8 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.24%) Node.js
Applications
1 89 (21.71%) SPSS
2 19 (4.63%) Weka
3 18 (4.39%) Stata
4 16 (3.90%) MS Office
5 11 (2.68%) MS Excel
6 5 (1.22%) Gephi
7 4 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.49%) Mathematica
8 2 (0.49%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.24%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 58 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (8.54%) Amazon EMR
2 35 (8.54%) Amazon EC2
3 34 (8.29%) Amazon S3
4 32 (7.80%) Google Analytics
5 5 (1.22%) SaaS
6 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.49%) Broadband
1 2 (0.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (58.05%) Big Data
2 215 (52.44%) Hadoop
3 125 (30.49%) Data Mining
4 109 (26.59%) Apache Hive
5 89 (21.71%) NoSQL
6 80 (19.51%) MongoDB
7 66 (16.10%) Mahout
8 46 (11.22%) PostgreSQL
9 36 (8.78%) Impala
10 33 (8.05%) HBase
11 26 (6.34%) Text Mining
12 17 (4.15%) CouchDB
12 17 (4.15%) QlikView
12 17 (4.15%) IBM InfoSphere
13 11 (2.68%) SQL Server
13 11 (2.68%) Relational Database
14 10 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (2.44%) SAS Enterprise Miner
15 9 (2.20%) MySQL
16 8 (1.95%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 35 (8.54%) Git (software)
2 34 (8.29%) Jenkins
2 34 (8.29%) Yeoman
3 1 (0.24%) Subversion
3 1 (0.24%) JIRA
3 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 77 (18.78%) Marketing
2 60 (14.63%) Retail
3 57 (13.90%) Finance
4 37 (9.02%) Telecoms
5 21 (5.12%) Games
6 4 (0.98%) Publishing
6 4 (0.98%) Back Office
7 3 (0.73%) Electronics
7 3 (0.73%) Advertising
8 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.49%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.24%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (11.95%) scikit-learn
2 43 (10.49%) Pandas
2 43 (10.49%) Natural Language Processing
3 42 (10.24%) D3.js
4 36 (8.78%) SciPy
5 34 (8.29%) Cascalog
6 10 (2.44%) Cascading
7 8 (1.95%) RHadoop
7 8 (1.95%) MLlib
8 2 (0.49%) Web Services
8 2 (0.49%) XML
9 1 (0.24%) CSS
9 1 (0.24%) .NET
9 1 (0.24%) HTML
9 1 (0.24%) Lucene
9 1 (0.24%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.24%) NumPy
9 1 (0.24%) Akka
9 1 (0.24%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.24%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 176 (42.93%) Analytical Skills
2 158 (38.54%) Statistics
3 144 (35.12%) Algorithms
4 140 (34.15%) Visualisation
5 112 (27.32%) Computer Science
6 107 (26.10%) Mathematics
7 53 (12.93%) Neural Network
8 52 (12.68%) Open Source
9 39 (9.51%) Artificial Intelligence
10 34 (8.29%) Physics
11 32 (7.80%) Social Network
12 23 (5.61%) Applied Mathematics
13 16 (3.90%) Economics
14 15 (3.66%) Management Information System
15 13 (3.17%) Social Media
16 12 (2.93%) User Experience
16 12 (2.93%) Performance Metrics
17 10 (2.44%) Digital Media
18 9 (2.20%) Smart Meter
19 8 (1.95%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.46%) Linux
2 4 (0.98%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.49%) UNIX
4 1 (0.24%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (75.12%) Analytics
2 141 (34.39%) Machine Learning
3 91 (22.20%) Data Analysis
4 86 (20.98%) Predictive Modelling
5 84 (20.49%) Statistical Analysis
6 80 (19.51%) Statistical Modelling
7 74 (18.05%) Data Visualisation
8 66 (16.10%) MapReduce
8 66 (16.10%) Predictive Analytics
9 62 (15.12%) Business Intelligence
10 50 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
11 49 (11.95%) Data Analytics
12 44 (10.73%) Data Munging
13 38 (9.27%) Data Modelling
14 37 (9.02%) Time Series Analysis
15 36 (8.78%) Big Data Analytics
16 34 (8.29%) Unit Testing
16 34 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
16 34 (8.29%) User Stories
17 32 (7.80%) Bayesian Methods
Programming Languages
1 281 (68.54%) Python
2 261 (63.66%) R
3 239 (58.29%) SQL
4 110 (26.83%) Java
5 78 (19.02%) MATLAB
6 59 (14.39%) C++
7 51 (12.44%) Scala
8 44 (10.73%) Clojure
9 41 (10.00%) VBA
10 39 (9.51%) C#
11 35 (8.54%) Bash Shell
12 33 (8.05%) Ruby
13 12 (2.93%) C
14 5 (1.22%) JavaScript
14 5 (1.22%) Perl
14 5 (1.22%) PHP
14 5 (1.22%) HiveQL
15 4 (0.98%) F#
15 4 (0.98%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.24%) AWK
Qualifications
1 112 (27.32%) PhD
2 106 (25.85%) Degree
3 18 (4.39%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.71%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.98%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.46%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 34 (8.29%) VirtualBox
2 19 (4.63%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 34 (8.29%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 41 (10.00%) Oracle
2 35 (8.54%) Google
3 32 (7.80%) Tableau
4 28 (6.83%) IBM
5 24 (5.85%) Cloudera
6 19 (4.63%) Microsoft
7 17 (4.15%) Greenplum
7 17 (4.15%) Hortonworks
7 17 (4.15%) MapR
8 11 (2.68%) Netezza
9 9 (2.20%) Alteryx
10 6 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.98%) Facebook
12 3 (0.73%) Informatica
12 3 (0.73%) Business Objects
12 3 (0.73%) Teradata
12 3 (0.73%) Ab Initio
13 2 (0.49%) Minitab
13 2 (0.49%) TIBCO
14 1 (0.24%) MicroStrategy
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West London
Acceler-IT
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum negotiable DOE
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £60,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 to £57,500
Posted: Yesterday
Surbiton, Surrey
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £100,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + bonus, benefits, negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point IT
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harnham
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £130000 - £150000 per annum + Depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harnham
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago