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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank - 171 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 0 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.054% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.056% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 0
Average salary - £45,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -25.00%
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
3131 3541 2882
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.91% 94.81% 94.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2011 2281 1889
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (77.78%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (77.78%) Statistics
2 7 (77.78%) Mathematics
3 5 (55.56%) R
3 5 (55.56%) Data Mining
3 5 (55.56%) Python
3 5 (55.56%) MATLAB
4 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
4 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (44.44%) Asset Management
4 4 (44.44%) PhD
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) SAS
4 4 (44.44%) SPSS
4 4 (44.44%) VBA
4 4 (44.44%) Regression Analysis
4 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
4 4 (44.44%) Predictive Modelling
4 4 (44.44%) Degree
4 4 (44.44%) Cluster Analysis
4 4 (44.44%) Operations Research
4 4 (44.44%) Data Analysis
4 4 (44.44%) Neural Network
4 4 (44.44%) Algorithms
4 4 (44.44%) Analytics
4 4 (44.44%) Bayesian Methods
5 3 (33.33%) Data Analytics
5 3 (33.33%) Physics
5 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 4 (44.44%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Data Mining
2 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 1 (11.11%) Big Data
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (77.78%) Statistics
2 7 (77.78%) Mathematics
3 4 (44.44%) Neural Network
3 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
3 4 (44.44%) Algorithms
4 3 (33.33%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
2 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (44.44%) Asset Management
2 4 (44.44%) Data Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Operations Research
2 4 (44.44%) Cluster Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Predictive Modelling
2 4 (44.44%) Regression Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Analytics
2 4 (44.44%) Bayesian Methods
3 3 (33.33%) Data Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Machine Learning
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
4 1 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Python
1 5 (55.56%) MATLAB
1 5 (55.56%) R
2 4 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) VBA
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) PhD
1 4 (44.44%) Degree