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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 222 256 264
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 10 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.078% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.081% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 3
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +7.50%
UK excluding London median salary £54,000 £52,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +22.35%
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 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
5471 6204 6932
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.11% 96.65% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4642 4947 5573
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,690 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +10 5 £40,000 -6.97% 4
Cheshire - 3 £100,000 -
Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 21 (77.78%) Algorithms
2 19 (70.37%) Analytics
3 18 (66.67%) Statistics
4 17 (62.96%) Python
5 16 (59.26%) Mathematics
6 15 (55.56%) Degree
7 14 (51.85%) Machine Learning
7 14 (51.85%) Big Data
8 13 (48.15%) Statistical Modelling
9 12 (44.44%) Physics
10 11 (40.74%) SQL
11 10 (37.04%) R
11 10 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (33.33%) Data Analytics
12 9 (33.33%) PhD
13 8 (29.63%) Data Mining
14 7 (25.93%) Marketing
14 7 (25.93%) Data Analysis
15 6 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
15 6 (22.22%) Java
16 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
16 4 (14.81%) Retail
16 4 (14.81%) Data Management
16 4 (14.81%) Spotfire
16 4 (14.81%) Product Management
16 4 (14.81%) Visualisation
16 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
17 3 (11.11%) Hadoop
17 3 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
17 3 (11.11%) Social Media

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 2 (7.41%) Apache Spark
1 2 (7.41%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) Big Data
2 8 (29.63%) Data Mining
3 4 (14.81%) Spotfire
4 3 (11.11%) Hadoop
5 2 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
5 2 (7.41%) Text Mining
General
1 7 (25.93%) Marketing
2 4 (14.81%) Retail
3 3 (11.11%) Advertising
4 2 (7.41%) Electronics
4 2 (7.41%) Finance
4 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.70%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Natural Language Processing
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 21 (77.78%) Algorithms
2 18 (66.67%) Statistics
3 16 (59.26%) Mathematics
4 12 (44.44%) Physics
5 10 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
6 4 (14.81%) Visualisation
7 3 (11.11%) Social Media
8 2 (7.41%) Economics
8 2 (7.41%) Telematics
9 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Android
1 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) Analytics
2 14 (51.85%) Machine Learning
3 13 (48.15%) Statistical Modelling
4 9 (33.33%) Data Analytics
5 7 (25.93%) Data Analysis
6 6 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (14.81%) Data Management
7 4 (14.81%) Product Management
8 3 (11.11%) Bioinformatics
8 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
8 3 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
9 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (7.41%) Display Advertising
9 2 (7.41%) Econometrics
9 2 (7.41%) Predictive Modelling
9 2 (7.41%) Process Improvement
9 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
9 2 (7.41%) Quantitative Analysis
9 2 (7.41%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) Python
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 10 (37.04%) R
4 6 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (7.41%) APL
5 2 (7.41%) C
5 2 (7.41%) C#
5 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.41%) Ruby
5 2 (7.41%) Scala
6 1 (3.70%) C++
6 1 (3.70%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) Degree
2 9 (33.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) SAP
1 2 (7.41%) Tableau
1 2 (7.41%) TIBCO
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