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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 484 574 635
Rank change year-on-year
+90 +61
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 143 36 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.080% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.086% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 116 27 7
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -11.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £60,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -29.41%
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
43846 41812 47867
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.44% 93.48% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 36609 35107 41532
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +57 59 £65,000 -10.34% 15
Harrow - 1 - -
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 251 (71.51%) Analytics
2 213 (60.68%) R
3 207 (58.97%) Big Data
4 206 (58.69%) Hadoop
5 181 (51.57%) Python
6 166 (47.29%) SQL
7 163 (46.44%) Mathematics
8 151 (43.02%) Java
9 137 (39.03%) PhD
10 130 (37.04%) Computer Science
11 120 (34.19%) MATLAB
12 119 (33.90%) Data Mining
13 118 (33.62%) Statistics
14 114 (32.48%) Degree
15 102 (29.06%) MapReduce
16 98 (27.92%) SAS
17 94 (26.78%) Data Modelling
18 91 (25.93%) Visualisation
19 90 (25.64%) Predictive Modelling
20 87 (24.79%) SPSS
21 86 (24.50%) Machine Learning
22 76 (21.65%) Physics
23 74 (21.08%) Mahout
24 69 (19.66%) Data Analysis
24 69 (19.66%) Finance
25 68 (19.37%) Relational Database
26 65 (18.52%) Apache Hive
27 64 (18.23%) Retail
28 61 (17.38%) C++
29 58 (16.52%) Scala

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 98 (27.92%) SAS
2 42 (11.97%) Apache Pig
3 3 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 87 (24.79%) SPSS
2 28 (7.98%) CPLEX
3 14 (3.99%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (2.56%) Stata
5 6 (1.71%) MS Excel
5 6 (1.71%) Weka
6 5 (1.42%) S-PLUS
7 4 (1.14%) Mathematica
8 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.28%) MS Office
9 1 (0.28%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 12 (3.42%) Google Analytics
2 8 (2.28%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.57%) SAP InfiniteInsight
3 2 (0.57%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
1 13 (3.70%) Amazon S3
1 13 (3.70%) Amazon EMR
2 11 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.42%) SaaS
4 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.99%) Internet
2 2 (0.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (58.97%) Big Data
2 206 (58.69%) Hadoop
3 119 (33.90%) Data Mining
4 74 (21.08%) Mahout
5 68 (19.37%) Relational Database
6 65 (18.52%) Apache Hive
7 43 (12.25%) NoSQL
8 32 (9.12%) MongoDB
9 22 (6.27%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (5.70%) Impala
12 18 (5.13%) QlikView
13 17 (4.84%) MySQL
14 12 (3.42%) OLAP
14 12 (3.42%) DataStage
14 12 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (3.42%) Oracle OLAP
15 11 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
16 10 (2.85%) HBase
17 8 (2.28%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.42%) Yeoman
3 9 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 69 (19.66%) Finance
2 64 (18.23%) Retail
3 35 (9.97%) Marketing
4 24 (6.84%) Games
5 22 (6.27%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.13%) Advertising
7 2 (0.57%) Publishing
7 2 (0.57%) Law
8 1 (0.28%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (11.97%) Cascading
2 24 (6.84%) Natural Language Processing
3 19 (5.41%) SciPy
4 15 (4.27%) D3.js
5 13 (3.70%) Pandas
6 12 (3.42%) Cascalog
7 9 (2.56%) HTML5
7 9 (2.56%) HTML
8 8 (2.28%) XML
9 6 (1.71%) NumPy
10 5 (1.42%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (0.85%) Matplotlib
11 3 (0.85%) CSS3
11 3 (0.85%) MDX
11 3 (0.85%) CSS
12 1 (0.28%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 163 (46.44%) Mathematics
2 130 (37.04%) Computer Science
3 118 (33.62%) Statistics
4 91 (25.93%) Visualisation
5 76 (21.65%) Physics
6 47 (13.39%) Neural Network
7 43 (12.25%) Economics
8 35 (9.97%) Artificial Intelligence
9 33 (9.40%) Applied Mathematics
10 28 (7.98%) Digital Media
11 15 (4.27%) Data Integration
11 15 (4.27%) Management Information System
12 14 (3.99%) Open Source
13 10 (2.85%) Chemistry
14 8 (2.28%) Social Media
15 7 (1.99%) Biology
15 7 (1.99%) Psychology
15 7 (1.99%) Informatics
16 5 (1.42%) Social Gaming
16 5 (1.42%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.41%) Linux
2 10 (2.85%) UNIX
3 1 (0.28%) Android
3 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (71.51%) Analytics
2 102 (29.06%) MapReduce
3 94 (26.78%) Data Modelling
4 90 (25.64%) Predictive Modelling
5 86 (24.50%) Machine Learning
6 69 (19.66%) Data Analysis
7 58 (16.52%) Bayesian Methods
8 52 (14.81%) Big Data Analytics
9 48 (13.68%) Data Analytics
10 43 (12.25%) Data Management
11 42 (11.97%) Information Retrieval
12 40 (11.40%) Time Series Analysis
13 39 (11.11%) Business Analysis
13 39 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
14 31 (8.83%) Logistic Regression
14 31 (8.83%) Markov Chain
14 31 (8.83%) Statistical Modelling
15 28 (7.98%) Factor Analysis
15 28 (7.98%) Structural Equation Modelling
15 28 (7.98%) Cluster Analysis
Programming Languages
1 213 (60.68%) R
2 181 (51.57%) Python
3 166 (47.29%) SQL
4 151 (43.02%) Java
5 120 (34.19%) MATLAB
6 61 (17.38%) C++
7 58 (16.52%) Scala
8 37 (10.54%) VBA
9 29 (8.26%) Clojure
10 18 (5.13%) Perl
11 15 (4.27%) Bash Shell
12 14 (3.99%) Ruby
13 7 (1.99%) C#
14 4 (1.14%) JavaScript
14 4 (1.14%) PHP
15 3 (0.85%) C
16 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.28%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 137 (39.03%) PhD
2 114 (32.48%) Degree
3 15 (4.27%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 9 (2.56%) VirtualBox
2 3 (0.85%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (2.56%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 28 (7.98%) Tableau
2 17 (4.84%) Oracle
3 15 (4.27%) Teradata
4 13 (3.70%) Informatica
4 13 (3.70%) Google
5 12 (3.42%) Business Objects
6 3 (0.85%) IBM
6 3 (0.85%) Greenplum
6 3 (0.85%) Hortonworks
6 3 (0.85%) Cloudera
6 3 (0.85%) MapR
6 3 (0.85%) Omniture
7 2 (0.57%) Splunk
7 2 (0.57%) RapidMiner
7 2 (0.57%) Talend
7 2 (0.57%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.57%) Minitab
8 1 (0.28%) Alterian
8 1 (0.28%) Adobe
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