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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 458 539 601
Rank change year-on-year
+81 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 158 74 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.38% 0.18% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.19% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 137 68 23
Average salary £57,500 £70,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.85% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £44,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £88,000 £120,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £43,750 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +59.09%
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
38886 39658 42367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.72% 93.87% 94.39%
Number of salaries quoted 33086 32487 36434
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 £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 27 £55,000 -15.38% 7
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 181 (64.41%) Analytics
2 169 (60.14%) R
3 166 (59.07%) Big Data
4 163 (58.01%) Python
5 142 (50.53%) SQL
6 131 (46.62%) Hadoop
6 131 (46.62%) Algorithms
7 100 (35.59%) Analytical Skills
8 91 (32.38%) Data Mining
9 90 (32.03%) SAS
10 89 (31.67%) Machine Learning
11 88 (31.32%) Java
12 87 (30.96%) Computer Science
13 86 (30.60%) Degree
14 84 (29.89%) PhD
15 83 (29.54%) Statistics
16 71 (25.27%) Mathematics
17 70 (24.91%) Data Analysis
17 70 (24.91%) MATLAB
18 64 (22.78%) Visualisation
19 62 (22.06%) Apache Hive
20 57 (20.28%) SPSS
21 55 (19.57%) Statistical Analysis
21 55 (19.57%) MapReduce
22 50 (17.79%) Statistical Modelling
23 47 (16.73%) Apache Pig
24 45 (16.01%) NoSQL
24 45 (16.01%) Predictive Modelling
24 45 (16.01%) Scala
25 44 (15.66%) C++

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 90 (32.03%) SAS
2 47 (16.73%) Apache Pig
3 15 (5.34%) Apache Spark
4 8 (2.85%) CMS
5 3 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 57 (20.28%) SPSS
2 19 (6.76%) Weka
3 17 (6.05%) Stata
4 12 (4.27%) MS Office
5 5 (1.78%) CPLEX
5 5 (1.78%) MS Excel
6 3 (1.07%) Gephi
7 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.36%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 6 (2.14%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.36%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.05%) Amazon EC2
1 17 (6.05%) Amazon S3
1 17 (6.05%) Amazon EMR
2 15 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.42%) SaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.71%) HTTP
2 1 (0.36%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (59.07%) Big Data
2 131 (46.62%) Hadoop
3 91 (32.38%) Data Mining
4 62 (22.06%) Apache Hive
5 45 (16.01%) NoSQL
6 43 (15.30%) MongoDB
7 40 (14.23%) Mahout
8 21 (7.47%) Impala
9 19 (6.76%) HBase
10 15 (5.34%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (4.27%) Text Mining
11 12 (4.27%) Relational Database
12 11 (3.91%) SAS Enterprise Miner
13 9 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (2.49%) CouchDB
14 7 (2.49%) IBM InfoSphere
15 5 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
16 4 (1.42%) SQL Server
16 4 (1.42%) QlikView
17 3 (1.07%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (7.12%) Git (software)
2 19 (6.76%) Jenkins
3 17 (6.05%) Yeoman
4 1 (0.36%) Maven
4 1 (0.36%) Subversion
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.36%) JIRA
4 1 (0.36%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.36%) Mockito
4 1 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.36%) Gradle
4 1 (0.36%) Geb
4 1 (0.36%) Spock
General
1 39 (13.88%) Finance
2 34 (12.10%) Retail
2 34 (12.10%) Marketing
3 15 (5.34%) Games
4 14 (4.98%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.42%) Publishing
6 3 (1.07%) Banking
6 3 (1.07%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.71%) Back Office
7 2 (0.71%) Advertising
7 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.36%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.12%) D3.js
2 18 (6.41%) SciPy
2 18 (6.41%) Pandas
3 17 (6.05%) Cascading
3 17 (6.05%) Cascalog
4 16 (5.69%) Natural Language Processing
5 3 (1.07%) HTML
5 3 (1.07%) HTML5
6 2 (0.71%) RHadoop
6 2 (0.71%) CSS3
6 2 (0.71%) CSS
7 1 (0.36%) Spring
7 1 (0.36%) LINQ
7 1 (0.36%) JSON
7 1 (0.36%) Web Services
7 1 (0.36%) XML
7 1 (0.36%) NumPy
7 1 (0.36%) RESTful
7 1 (0.36%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 131 (46.62%) Algorithms
2 100 (35.59%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (30.96%) Computer Science
4 83 (29.54%) Statistics
5 71 (25.27%) Mathematics
6 64 (22.78%) Visualisation
7 35 (12.46%) Open Source
8 30 (10.68%) Physics
9 29 (10.32%) Artificial Intelligence
10 23 (8.19%) Neural Network
11 16 (5.69%) Economics
11 16 (5.69%) Applied Mathematics
12 15 (5.34%) Social Media
13 12 (4.27%) User Experience
13 12 (4.27%) Credit Risk
14 9 (3.20%) Psychology
15 8 (2.85%) Digital Media
15 8 (2.85%) Smart Meter
16 7 (2.49%) Management Information System
16 7 (2.49%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.07%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.71%) UNIX
2 2 (0.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (64.41%) Analytics
2 89 (31.67%) Machine Learning
3 70 (24.91%) Data Analysis
4 55 (19.57%) Statistical Analysis
4 55 (19.57%) MapReduce
5 50 (17.79%) Statistical Modelling
6 45 (16.01%) Predictive Modelling
7 35 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (11.03%) Business Intelligence
9 29 (10.32%) Predictive Analytics
10 28 (9.96%) Data Modelling
11 26 (9.25%) Data Visualisation
12 25 (8.90%) Bayesian Methods
13 24 (8.54%) OO
14 21 (7.47%) Data Management
14 21 (7.47%) Logistic Regression
14 21 (7.47%) Time Series Analysis
15 18 (6.41%) Data Analytics
16 17 (6.05%) Big Data Analytics
17 16 (5.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 169 (60.14%) R
2 163 (58.01%) Python
3 142 (50.53%) SQL
4 88 (31.32%) Java
5 70 (24.91%) MATLAB
6 45 (16.01%) Scala
7 44 (15.66%) C++
8 27 (9.61%) VBA
9 24 (8.54%) C#
10 21 (7.47%) Ruby
10 21 (7.47%) Clojure
11 15 (5.34%) Bash Shell
12 10 (3.56%) C
13 9 (3.20%) PHP
14 5 (1.78%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.42%) Perl
16 3 (1.07%) HiveQL
17 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.71%) JavaScript
18 1 (0.36%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 86 (30.60%) Degree
2 84 (29.89%) PhD
3 4 (1.42%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.42%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.42%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.07%) QA
System Software
1 17 (6.05%) VirtualBox
2 8 (2.85%) HDFS
3 1 (0.36%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 17 (6.05%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.36%) Ansible
2 1 (0.36%) Oozie
Vendors
1 21 (7.47%) Oracle
2 17 (6.05%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.34%) IBM
4 9 (3.20%) Cloudera
5 8 (2.85%) Tableau
5 8 (2.85%) Google
6 7 (2.49%) Greenplum
6 7 (2.49%) MapR
6 7 (2.49%) Hortonworks
7 4 (1.42%) Teradata
8 3 (1.07%) Netezza
8 3 (1.07%) Informatica
9 2 (0.71%) Minitab
10 1 (0.36%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.36%) Talend
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