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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 229 235 261
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 35 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.18% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.19% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 32 5 2
Median salary £48,750 £45,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -21.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £42,500 £55,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,000 £59,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
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 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
6193 5855 7119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.67% 95.86% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5211 4841 6076
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 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -1 24 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Merseyside - 1 £55,000 -
Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 52 (83.87%) Python
2 47 (75.81%) Analytics
3 46 (74.19%) R
4 43 (69.35%) Machine Learning
5 37 (59.68%) SQL
6 30 (48.39%) Mathematics
7 29 (46.77%) Statistics
7 29 (46.77%) PhD
7 29 (46.77%) Big Data
8 28 (45.16%) Algorithms
8 28 (45.16%) Data Mining
8 28 (45.16%) SAS
9 19 (30.65%) Computer Science
10 18 (29.03%) Data Analytics
11 17 (27.42%) Data Analysis
11 17 (27.42%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (25.81%) MATLAB
13 15 (24.19%) Physics
13 15 (24.19%) Hadoop
14 14 (22.58%) Statistical Modelling
14 14 (22.58%) Relational Database
14 14 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (22.58%) Marketing
15 13 (20.97%) SPSS
16 12 (19.35%) Stata
16 12 (19.35%) Bayesian Methods
17 11 (17.74%) E-Commerce
17 11 (17.74%) Data Modelling
17 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
17 11 (17.74%) Degree

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 28 (45.16%) SAS
2 8 (12.90%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.23%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 13 (20.97%) SPSS
2 12 (19.35%) Stata
3 2 (3.23%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Data Lake Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (46.77%) Big Data
2 28 (45.16%) Data Mining
3 15 (24.19%) Hadoop
4 14 (22.58%) Relational Database
5 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
6 9 (14.52%) NoSQL
7 6 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (6.45%) Data Lake
9 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
9 3 (4.84%) MySQL
10 2 (3.23%) Apache Hive
10 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
11 1 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (1.61%) HBase
11 1 (1.61%) Power BI
11 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 14 (22.58%) Marketing
2 9 (14.52%) Advertising
3 8 (12.90%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) Celery
1 6 (9.68%) Django
2 2 (3.23%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 30 (48.39%) Mathematics
2 29 (46.77%) Statistics
3 28 (45.16%) Algorithms
4 19 (30.65%) Computer Science
5 15 (24.19%) Physics
6 10 (16.13%) Neural Network
7 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (11.29%) Psychology
9 6 (9.68%) Credit Risk
9 6 (9.68%) Visualisation
10 3 (4.84%) Social Media
11 2 (3.23%) Artificial Intelligence
12 1 (1.61%) Applied Mathematics
12 1 (1.61%) Data Extraction
12 1 (1.61%) Data Integration
12 1 (1.61%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) Linux
2 2 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (75.81%) Analytics
2 43 (69.35%) Machine Learning
3 18 (29.03%) Data Analytics
4 17 (27.42%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (27.42%) Data Analysis
5 14 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (22.58%) Statistical Modelling
6 12 (19.35%) Bayesian Methods
7 11 (17.74%) Data Modelling
7 11 (17.74%) E-Commerce
8 9 (14.52%) Cluster Analysis
8 9 (14.52%) Open Source
9 8 (12.90%) Big Data Analytics
10 7 (11.29%) Neuroscience
10 7 (11.29%) Non-Linear Programming
10 7 (11.29%) Operations Research
10 7 (11.29%) Predictive Modelling
10 7 (11.29%) Stochastic Modelling
10 7 (11.29%) Test Strategy
11 6 (9.68%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 52 (83.87%) Python
2 46 (74.19%) R
3 37 (59.68%) SQL
4 16 (25.81%) MATLAB
5 10 (16.13%) Perl
6 8 (12.90%) Java
7 7 (11.29%) C
8 5 (8.06%) C#
8 5 (8.06%) C++
8 5 (8.06%) Scala
9 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (46.77%) PhD
2 11 (17.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) Cloudera
1 6 (9.68%) Hortonworks
2 4 (6.45%) Tableau
3 3 (4.84%) Informatica
3 3 (4.84%) Talend
3 3 (4.84%) Teradata
3 3 (4.84%) Vertica
4 2 (3.23%) Alteryx
5 1 (1.61%) Splunk
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