The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Data Scientist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Scientist
England / North West
Rank 216 220 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 31 16 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.28% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.29% -
Number of salaries quoted 24 12 0
Median salary £52,500 £43,750 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5819 5452 6757
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.69% 96.53% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4848 4583 5628
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

Data Scientist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Data Scientist Salary Trend in the North West

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Data Scientist across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Data Scientist Salary Histogram in the North West

Data Scientist
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -7 24 £40,000 +23.07% 3
Cheshire +13 3 £52,500 -26.31% 2
Merseyside - 2 £60,000 -
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, Data Scientist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 62 (89.86%) Python
2 53 (76.81%) Machine Learning
3 50 (72.46%) Analytics
4 49 (71.01%) R
5 42 (60.87%) Mathematics
6 40 (57.97%) Statistics
7 38 (55.07%) PhD
8 35 (50.72%) Big Data
8 35 (50.72%) Algorithms
9 34 (49.28%) SQL
10 31 (44.93%) SAS
11 27 (39.13%) Data Mining
12 26 (37.68%) Computer Science
13 21 (30.43%) MATLAB
13 21 (30.43%) Data Analysis
14 20 (28.99%) Data Analytics
15 19 (27.54%) Bayesian Methods
15 19 (27.54%) Neural Network
16 17 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (24.64%) Visualisation
17 16 (23.19%) Hadoop
17 16 (23.19%) Statistical Modelling
17 16 (23.19%) Degree
18 15 (21.74%) Stata
18 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
19 14 (20.29%) Predictive Modelling
19 14 (20.29%) SPSS
19 14 (20.29%) Marketing
20 12 (17.39%) Cluster Analysis
20 12 (17.39%) Validation

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (44.93%) SAS
2 9 (13.04%) Apache Spark
3 3 (4.35%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.45%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (21.74%) Stata
2 14 (20.29%) SPSS
3 2 (2.90%) S-PLUS
4 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (50.72%) Big Data
2 27 (39.13%) Data Mining
3 16 (23.19%) Hadoop
4 12 (17.39%) NoSQL
5 11 (15.94%) Relational Database
6 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
7 4 (5.80%) Apache Hive
7 4 (5.80%) MongoDB
7 4 (5.80%) QlikView
8 3 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (4.35%) MySQL
9 2 (2.90%) Data Lake
9 2 (2.90%) HBase
9 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.45%) Amazon QuickSight
10 1 (1.45%) Yellowfin
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 14 (20.29%) Marketing
2 9 (13.04%) Retail
3 7 (10.14%) Advertising
4 4 (5.80%) Games
5 1 (1.45%) Electronics
5 1 (1.45%) Finance
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) Celery
1 5 (7.25%) Django
2 2 (2.90%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 35 (50.72%) Algorithms
2 26 (37.68%) Computer Science
3 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.25%) Credit Risk
5 3 (4.35%) Social Media
6 1 (1.45%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.25%) Linux
2 2 (2.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (76.81%) Machine Learning
2 50 (72.46%) Analytics
3 42 (60.87%) Mathematics
4 40 (57.97%) Statistics
5 21 (30.43%) Data Analysis
6 20 (28.99%) Data Analytics
7 19 (27.54%) Bayesian Methods
7 19 (27.54%) Neural Network
8 17 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (24.64%) Visualisation
9 16 (23.19%) Statistical Modelling
10 14 (20.29%) Predictive Modelling
11 12 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (17.39%) Cluster Analysis
11 12 (17.39%) Decision Tree
11 12 (17.39%) Validation
12 11 (15.94%) E-Commerce
13 10 (14.49%) Logistic Regression
13 10 (14.49%) Physics
13 10 (14.49%) Stochastic Modelling
Programming Languages
1 62 (89.86%) Python
2 49 (71.01%) R
3 34 (49.28%) SQL
4 21 (30.43%) MATLAB
5 11 (15.94%) C++
6 10 (14.49%) C
7 8 (11.59%) Perl
8 6 (8.70%) Java
8 6 (8.70%) Scala
9 3 (4.35%) VBA
10 2 (2.90%) C#
11 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (55.07%) PhD
2 16 (23.19%) Degree
3 7 (10.14%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.45%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (7.25%) Cloudera
1 5 (7.25%) Hortonworks
2 4 (5.80%) Tableau
3 3 (4.35%) Informatica
3 3 (4.35%) Talend
3 3 (4.35%) Vertica
4 2 (2.90%) Splunk
5 1 (1.45%) Google
5 1 (1.45%) SAP
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