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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 513 587 629
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 118 33 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.073% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.078% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 92 29 4
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £39,500 £61,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £60,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +50.00%
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
42393 42507 46095
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.65% 93.84% 94.51%
Number of salaries quoted 35579 35768 39728
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 21 October 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 21 October 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
(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 +38 41 £55,000 -18.51% 9
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 228 (73.55%) Analytics
2 202 (65.16%) Big Data
3 180 (58.06%) R
4 161 (51.94%) Hadoop
5 154 (49.68%) SQL
6 146 (47.10%) Python
6 146 (47.10%) Algorithms
7 136 (43.87%) Java
8 134 (43.23%) Mathematics
9 120 (38.71%) PhD
10 119 (38.39%) Analytical Skills
11 117 (37.74%) Computer Science
12 113 (36.45%) Data Mining
13 112 (36.13%) Degree
14 109 (35.16%) MATLAB
15 104 (33.55%) Statistics
16 93 (30.00%) SAS
17 92 (29.68%) Predictive Modelling
18 88 (28.39%) Data Modelling
19 82 (26.45%) MapReduce
20 79 (25.48%) Visualisation
21 75 (24.19%) Machine Learning
22 72 (23.23%) SPSS
23 71 (22.90%) Data Analysis
24 64 (20.65%) Physics
24 64 (20.65%) Finance
25 62 (20.00%) C++
25 62 (20.00%) Retail
26 61 (19.68%) Mahout
27 55 (17.74%) Bayesian Methods

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 93 (30.00%) SAS
2 41 (13.23%) Apache Pig
3 12 (3.87%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 72 (23.23%) SPSS
2 31 (10.00%) CPLEX
3 11 (3.55%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (2.26%) Stata
5 5 (1.61%) Weka
6 4 (1.29%) MS Excel
7 2 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.65%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.61%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.97%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.87%) Amazon EMR
1 12 (3.87%) Amazon EC2
1 12 (3.87%) Amazon S3
2 9 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.61%) SaaS
4 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.97%) HTTP
2 2 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (65.16%) Big Data
2 161 (51.94%) Hadoop
3 113 (36.45%) Data Mining
4 61 (19.68%) Mahout
5 53 (17.10%) Apache Hive
6 51 (16.45%) Relational Database
7 34 (10.97%) NoSQL
8 27 (8.71%) MongoDB
9 18 (5.81%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (5.16%) Impala
11 12 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (3.55%) HBase
12 11 (3.55%) QlikView
13 10 (3.23%) Text Mining
13 10 (3.23%) Oracle OLAP
13 10 (3.23%) OLAP
13 10 (3.23%) DataStage
13 10 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (2.58%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (4.84%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.52%) Jenkins
3 12 (3.87%) Yeoman
4 3 (0.97%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.32%) Geb
5 1 (0.32%) Spock
5 1 (0.32%) Gradle
5 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.32%) Mockito
5 1 (0.32%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.32%) Maven
General
1 64 (20.65%) Finance
2 62 (20.00%) Retail
3 28 (9.03%) Marketing
4 17 (5.48%) Games
5 14 (4.52%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.23%) Advertising
7 3 (0.97%) Publishing
8 2 (0.65%) Banking
8 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.32%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (12.26%) Cascading
2 21 (6.77%) Natural Language Processing
3 18 (5.81%) D3.js
4 16 (5.16%) SciPy
5 12 (3.87%) Pandas
5 12 (3.87%) Cascalog
6 6 (1.94%) HTML
6 6 (1.94%) HTML5
7 4 (1.29%) XML
7 4 (1.29%) NumPy
8 3 (0.97%) Matplotlib
8 3 (0.97%) CSS3
8 3 (0.97%) CSS
9 2 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.32%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 146 (47.10%) Algorithms
2 134 (43.23%) Mathematics
3 119 (38.39%) Analytical Skills
4 117 (37.74%) Computer Science
5 104 (33.55%) Statistics
6 79 (25.48%) Visualisation
7 64 (20.65%) Physics
8 44 (14.19%) Neural Network
9 40 (12.90%) Economics
10 35 (11.29%) Applied Mathematics
11 31 (10.00%) Digital Media
12 28 (9.03%) Artificial Intelligence
13 14 (4.52%) Open Source
13 14 (4.52%) Chemistry
13 14 (4.52%) Management Information System
14 12 (3.87%) Psychology
15 11 (3.55%) Informatics
16 10 (3.23%) Data Integration
17 7 (2.26%) Social Media
17 7 (2.26%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.87%) Linux
2 3 (0.97%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (73.55%) Analytics
2 92 (29.68%) Predictive Modelling
3 88 (28.39%) Data Modelling
4 82 (26.45%) MapReduce
5 75 (24.19%) Machine Learning
6 71 (22.90%) Data Analysis
7 55 (17.74%) Bayesian Methods
7 55 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
8 53 (17.10%) Big Data Analytics
9 47 (15.16%) Data Management
10 40 (12.90%) Time Series Analysis
10 40 (12.90%) Statistical Analysis
11 38 (12.26%) Data Analytics
12 37 (11.94%) Information Retrieval
13 35 (11.29%) Logistic Regression
14 34 (10.97%) Markov Chain
15 31 (10.00%) Factor Analysis
15 31 (10.00%) Structural Equation Modelling
15 31 (10.00%) Cluster Analysis
16 30 (9.68%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 180 (58.06%) R
2 154 (49.68%) SQL
3 146 (47.10%) Python
4 136 (43.87%) Java
5 109 (35.16%) MATLAB
6 62 (20.00%) C++
7 52 (16.77%) Scala
8 28 (9.03%) Clojure
9 27 (8.71%) VBA
10 21 (6.77%) Ruby
11 11 (3.55%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.58%) Perl
13 6 (1.94%) C#
14 3 (0.97%) C
14 3 (0.97%) PHP
14 3 (0.97%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.97%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 120 (38.71%) PhD
2 112 (36.13%) Degree
3 5 (1.61%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 12 (3.87%) VirtualBox
2 5 (1.61%) HDFS
3 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 12 (3.87%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.32%) Oozie
2 1 (0.32%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (6.13%) Tableau
1 19 (6.13%) Oracle
2 14 (4.52%) Teradata
3 13 (4.19%) Informatica
4 10 (3.23%) Business Objects
5 5 (1.61%) Cloudera
5 5 (1.61%) Google
6 4 (1.29%) IBM
6 4 (1.29%) Greenplum
6 4 (1.29%) Hortonworks
6 4 (1.29%) MapR
7 3 (0.97%) Talend
8 2 (0.65%) Minitab
8 2 (0.65%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.32%) Splunk
9 1 (0.32%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.32%) Omniture
9 1 (0.32%) Netezza
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