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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 475 563 612
Rank change year-on-year
+88 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 148 61 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.14% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.15% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 123 53 17
Average salary £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £30,700 £47,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £95,000 £120,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £41,250 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +37.50%
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
40782 41868 44449
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.89% 93.96% 94.40%
Number of salaries quoted 34763 34463 38430
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £75,000 £78,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 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
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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
City of London +24 27 £55,000 -35.29% 4
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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.

1 177 (65.56%) Analytics
2 171 (63.33%) Big Data
3 164 (60.74%) R
4 142 (52.59%) Python
5 131 (48.52%) Algorithms
6 130 (48.15%) SQL
7 125 (46.30%) Hadoop
8 96 (35.56%) Degree
9 93 (34.44%) Computer Science
9 93 (34.44%) Data Mining
10 92 (34.07%) Java
11 88 (32.59%) Analytical Skills
12 87 (32.22%) PhD
13 84 (31.11%) SAS
13 84 (31.11%) MATLAB
14 82 (30.37%) Machine Learning
15 78 (28.89%) Mathematics
16 75 (27.78%) Statistics
17 74 (27.41%) Data Analysis
18 58 (21.48%) MapReduce
19 56 (20.74%) Visualisation
19 56 (20.74%) SPSS
20 51 (18.89%) Statistical Analysis
20 51 (18.89%) Apache Hive
21 50 (18.52%) Predictive Modelling
22 47 (17.41%) Apache Pig
23 46 (17.04%) C++
24 45 (16.67%) Scala
25 43 (15.93%) Retail
26 41 (15.19%) Mahout

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 84 (31.11%) SAS
2 47 (17.41%) Apache Pig
3 10 (3.70%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.22%) CMS
5 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 56 (20.74%) SPSS
2 16 (5.93%) Weka
3 13 (4.81%) CPLEX
3 13 (4.81%) Stata
4 8 (2.96%) MS Office
5 5 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.11%) Gephi
6 3 (1.11%) MS Excel
7 1 (0.37%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.19%) Amazon EC2
1 14 (5.19%) Amazon S3
1 14 (5.19%) Amazon EMR
2 11 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.59%) SaaS
4 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (63.33%) Big Data
2 125 (46.30%) Hadoop
3 93 (34.44%) Data Mining
4 51 (18.89%) Apache Hive
5 41 (15.19%) Mahout
6 38 (14.07%) NoSQL
7 34 (12.59%) MongoDB
8 18 (6.67%) Relational Database
8 18 (6.67%) Impala
9 12 (4.44%) HBase
10 11 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (3.33%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 8 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (2.59%) Text Mining
14 3 (1.11%) CouchDB
14 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database
14 3 (1.11%) IBM InfoSphere
15 2 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
15 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (5.93%) Git (software)
1 16 (5.93%) Jenkins
2 14 (5.19%) Yeoman
3 1 (0.37%) Spock
3 1 (0.37%) Geb
3 1 (0.37%) Mockito
3 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.37%) Gradle
3 1 (0.37%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.37%) Maven
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.37%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 43 (15.93%) Retail
2 38 (14.07%) Finance
3 24 (8.89%) Marketing
4 13 (4.81%) Games
5 10 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.48%) Publishing
7 3 (1.11%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.11%) Banking
8 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.37%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) French Language
9 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.15%) Cascading
2 21 (7.78%) D3.js
3 16 (5.93%) Natural Language Processing
3 16 (5.93%) SciPy
4 14 (5.19%) Cascalog
4 14 (5.19%) Pandas
5 6 (2.22%) HTML5
5 6 (2.22%) HTML
6 3 (1.11%) CSS
6 3 (1.11%) Matplotlib
6 3 (1.11%) CSS3
7 2 (0.74%) NumPy
7 2 (0.74%) XML
7 2 (0.74%) RHadoop
8 1 (0.37%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.37%) Spring
8 1 (0.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 131 (48.52%) Algorithms
2 93 (34.44%) Computer Science
3 88 (32.59%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (28.89%) Mathematics
5 75 (27.78%) Statistics
6 56 (20.74%) Visualisation
7 36 (13.33%) Physics
8 31 (11.48%) Open Source
9 25 (9.26%) Artificial Intelligence
9 25 (9.26%) Neural Network
10 22 (8.15%) Economics
11 19 (7.04%) Applied Mathematics
11 19 (7.04%) Digital Media
12 14 (5.19%) Social Media
12 14 (5.19%) Chemistry
12 14 (5.19%) Psychology
13 12 (4.44%) Informatics
14 11 (4.07%) Credit Risk
15 9 (3.33%) Smart Meter
16 8 (2.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.11%) Linux
2 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.37%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (65.56%) Analytics
2 82 (30.37%) Machine Learning
3 74 (27.41%) Data Analysis
4 58 (21.48%) MapReduce
5 51 (18.89%) Statistical Analysis
6 50 (18.52%) Predictive Modelling
7 39 (14.44%) Data Modelling
8 36 (13.33%) Statistical Modelling
9 35 (12.96%) Bayesian Methods
10 31 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (10.37%) Big Data Analytics
12 26 (9.63%) Logistic Regression
12 26 (9.63%) Business Intelligence
13 25 (9.26%) Time Series Analysis
14 24 (8.89%) Data Analytics
15 23 (8.52%) Data Management
16 22 (8.15%) Predictive Analytics
16 22 (8.15%) Markov Chain
17 21 (7.78%) Monte Carlo Method
18 20 (7.41%) OO
Programming Languages
1 164 (60.74%) R
2 142 (52.59%) Python
3 130 (48.15%) SQL
4 92 (34.07%) Java
5 84 (31.11%) MATLAB
6 46 (17.04%) C++
7 45 (16.67%) Scala
8 25 (9.26%) VBA
9 23 (8.52%) Clojure
10 22 (8.15%) Ruby
11 18 (6.67%) C#
12 11 (4.07%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.96%) PHP
14 6 (2.22%) C
15 4 (1.48%) Perl
16 3 (1.11%) Shell Script
16 3 (1.11%) HiveQL
17 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.74%) JavaScript
18 1 (0.37%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 96 (35.56%) Degree
2 87 (32.22%) PhD
3 4 (1.48%) Postgraduate
3 4 (1.48%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 14 (5.19%) VirtualBox
2 4 (1.48%) HDFS
3 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 14 (5.19%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.37%) Oozie
2 1 (0.37%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (6.30%) Oracle
2 13 (4.81%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.33%) IBM
4 6 (2.22%) Tableau
4 6 (2.22%) Teradata
5 5 (1.85%) Informatica
6 4 (1.48%) Cloudera
7 3 (1.11%) MapR
7 3 (1.11%) Hortonworks
7 3 (1.11%) Greenplum
7 3 (1.11%) Minitab
7 3 (1.11%) Google
8 2 (0.74%) Netezza
8 2 (0.74%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.37%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.37%) Splunk
9 1 (0.37%) Talend
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Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £550 - £650 per day + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
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Salary: £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
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Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago