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 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 159 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 5 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% - -
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Average salary £46,250 - -
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +6.25%
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
3098 3192 3021
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.88% 95.51% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2031 2027 2162
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
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 24 November 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014. 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 - 3 £48,750 -
Glasgow - 1 £37,500 -
Aberdeen - 1 £47,500 -
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) Statistics
1 5 (83.33%) Mathematics
1 5 (83.33%) R
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) Statistical Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (66.67%) MATLAB
2 4 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) Analytics
3 3 (50.00%) Pandas
3 3 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (50.00%) Ruby
3 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) MapReduce
3 3 (50.00%) Machine Learning
3 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (50.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Psychology
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Economics
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) PhD
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 (16.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (50.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Pandas
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Statistics
1 5 (83.33%) Mathematics
2 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (16.67%) Psychology
3 1 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) Statistical Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) Analytics
2 3 (50.00%) MapReduce
2 3 (50.00%) Machine Learning
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Campaign Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Propensity Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) R
2 4 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (66.67%) MATLAB
2 4 (66.67%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (50.00%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) PhD
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft