The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Scotland region that had Data Scientist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 138 - 162
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 1 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.042% - 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% - 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 3
Median salary £35,000 - £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
Data Scientist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2269 2925 3090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.62% 95.40% 97.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1442 1903 2034
Median salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Data Scientist Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Data Scientist Salary Trend in Scotland

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 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 Scotland region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Python
2 11 (68.75%) Machine Learning
2 11 (68.75%) Big Data
3 9 (56.25%) Data Mining
4 8 (50.00%) Mathematics
4 8 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (50.00%) Statistical Modelling
5 7 (43.75%) Apache Spark
5 7 (43.75%) Scala
5 7 (43.75%) Hadoop
5 7 (43.75%) MongoDB
5 7 (43.75%) SAS
5 7 (43.75%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (37.50%) Data Analysis
7 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
7 5 (31.25%) R
7 5 (31.25%) Operations Research
7 5 (31.25%) Data Governance
8 4 (25.00%) Statistics
8 4 (25.00%) Analytics
8 4 (25.00%) Degree
8 4 (25.00%) Data Visualisation
8 4 (25.00%) Visualisation
8 4 (25.00%) SQL
8 4 (25.00%) Finance
9 3 (18.75%) Stata
9 3 (18.75%) Games
9 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 7 (43.75%) Apache Spark
1 7 (43.75%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
1 3 (18.75%) Stata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) Big Data
2 9 (56.25%) Data Mining
3 7 (43.75%) Hadoop
3 7 (43.75%) MongoDB
3 7 (43.75%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 8 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (25.00%) Statistics
2 4 (25.00%) Visualisation
3 3 (18.75%) Applied Mathematics
3 3 (18.75%) Informatics
4 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
4 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Machine Learning
2 8 (50.00%) Statistical Modelling
3 6 (37.50%) Data Analysis
4 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (31.25%) Data Governance
4 5 (31.25%) Operations Research
5 4 (25.00%) Analytics
5 4 (25.00%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Predictive Modelling
7 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (6.25%) Business Process Improvement
8 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
8 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
8 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (6.25%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) Python
2 7 (43.75%) Scala
3 5 (31.25%) R
4 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Actionable Recommendations
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Greenplum
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
1 3 (18.75%) Tableau