The table below looks at the statistics for the Data Scientist role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 250 252 236
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 4 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.059% 0.068% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.072% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 5
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -18.51%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
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 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
6429 6960 6464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.60% 94.84% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5344 5645 5548
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Data Scientist in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 28 August 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
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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
Manchester +2 3 £57,500 +17.94%
Lancashire - 1 £57,500 -
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 8 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Statistical Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Telematics
3 4 (44.44%) Big Data
4 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (22.22%) Data Mining
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (22.22%) Tableau
5 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
5 2 (22.22%) Analytics
6 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 1 (11.11%) Coaching
6 1 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) Apache Hive
6 1 (11.11%) R
6 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
6 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
6 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Netezza
6 1 (11.11%) Data Management
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) QlikView
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 1 (11.11%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Big Data
2 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (22.22%) Data Mining
3 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (11.11%) QlikView
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (11.11%) Apache Hive
4 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (44.44%) Telematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (44.44%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) ETL
4 1 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Data Mapping
4 1 (11.11%) Data Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Data Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) MATLAB
2 1 (11.11%) R
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Tableau
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Informatica
2 1 (11.11%) Ab Initio
2 1 (11.11%) Teradata
2 1 (11.11%) Netezza