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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Scientist
UK / Scotland
Rank 125 157 160
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 16 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.70% 0.067% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.070% 0.099%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 0
Median salary £65,000 £32,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London median salary £54,250 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+8.50% -4.76%

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
2179 2840 3039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.99% 95.62% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1418 1829 1935
Median salary £42,500 £43,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,375 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%

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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Data Scientist across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Data Scientist Salary Histogram in Scotland

Data Scientist
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 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
Edinburgh +10 12 £70,000 +115.38% 7
Glasgow - 4 £60,000 -
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 13 (76.47%) Python
2 10 (58.82%) Machine Learning
3 8 (47.06%) R
4 7 (41.18%) Natural Language Processing
4 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (41.18%) SQL
5 6 (35.29%) Data Mining
5 6 (35.29%) Legal
5 6 (35.29%) Analytics
6 5 (29.41%) Finance
6 5 (29.41%) Degree
6 5 (29.41%) Hadoop
7 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
7 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
7 4 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (23.53%) SAS
7 4 (23.53%) Project Management
7 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
7 4 (23.53%) Workflow
7 4 (23.53%) Apache Pig
7 4 (23.53%) Ambari
7 4 (23.53%) Factor Analysis
7 4 (23.53%) Line Management
7 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Business Analytics
7 4 (23.53%) Apache Hive
7 4 (23.53%) MongoDB
7 4 (23.53%) NoSQL
7 4 (23.53%) Regression Analysis
7 4 (23.53%) KYC

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 4 (23.53%) Apache Pig
1 4 (23.53%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Data Mining
2 5 (29.41%) Hadoop
3 4 (23.53%) Apache Hive
3 4 (23.53%) MongoDB
3 4 (23.53%) NoSQL
3 4 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.88%) Big Data
General
1 6 (35.29%) Legal
2 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 3 (17.65%) Marketing
4 2 (11.76%) Law
5 1 (5.88%) Banking
5 1 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) Natural Language Processing
2 3 (17.65%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Machine Learning
2 6 (35.29%) Analytics
3 4 (23.53%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
3 4 (23.53%) Business Analytics
3 4 (23.53%) Case Management
3 4 (23.53%) Change Control
3 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
3 4 (23.53%) Decision Tree
3 4 (23.53%) Factor Analysis
3 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
3 4 (23.53%) KYC
3 4 (23.53%) Line Management
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) Regression Analysis
3 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
3 4 (23.53%) Workflow
4 3 (17.65%) Data Extraction
4 3 (17.65%) Econometric Modelling
4 3 (17.65%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) Python
2 8 (47.06%) R
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) Scala
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Actionable Recommendations
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Ambari
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