The table below looks at the statistics for the Data Scientist role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 160 160 167
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 1 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.034% 0.097% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 4
Average salary £32,500 - £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
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
2834 2973 3227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.55% 95.69% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1850 1899 2108
Average salary £43,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

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
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Edinburgh +1 1 £32,500 - 1
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (100.00%) SAS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Stata
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Informatics
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Applied Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Greenplum
1 1 (100.00%) Scala
1 1 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (100.00%) Visualisation
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) R
1 1 (100.00%) Data Visualisation
1 1 (100.00%) Tableau
1 1 (100.00%) Data Governance
1 1 (100.00%) D3.js
1 1 (100.00%) Big Data
1 1 (100.00%) Statistical Modelling

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 (100.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (100.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Stata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Big Data
1 1 (100.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Applied Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Informatics
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
1 1 (100.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Data Governance
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Visualisation
1 1 (100.00%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) R
1 1 (100.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Greenplum
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Tableau
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago