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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 159 - 161
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 4 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.13% - 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% - 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Average salary £31,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -37.50%
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
2936 3495 3085
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.41% 95.23% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1906 2311 2009
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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 6 July 2015. 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
Fife - 3 £31,500 -
Glasgow - 1 £34,780 - 2
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 10 (90.91%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (81.82%) Statistics
2 9 (81.82%) Mathematics
3 8 (72.73%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (54.55%) R
5 5 (45.45%) Analytics
5 5 (45.45%) Data Mining
5 5 (45.45%) SAS
5 5 (45.45%) SPSS
5 5 (45.45%) MATLAB
5 5 (45.45%) Python
5 5 (45.45%) PhD
5 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
5 5 (45.45%) Degree
5 5 (45.45%) Data Analysis
6 4 (36.36%) Neural Network
6 4 (36.36%) Asset Management
6 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (36.36%) Cluster Analysis
6 4 (36.36%) Operations Research
6 4 (36.36%) Java
6 4 (36.36%) VBA
6 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
6 4 (36.36%) Predictive Modelling
6 4 (36.36%) Regression Analysis
6 4 (36.36%) Algorithms
6 4 (36.36%) Bayesian Methods
7 3 (27.27%) Data Analytics
7 3 (27.27%) SQL
7 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 5 (45.45%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) SPSS
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Data Mining
2 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (9.09%) Big Data
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (81.82%) Statistics
2 9 (81.82%) Mathematics
3 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
4 4 (36.36%) Algorithms
4 4 (36.36%) Neural Network
5 3 (27.27%) Physics
6 1 (9.09%) Psychology
6 1 (9.09%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (45.45%) Data Analysis
2 5 (45.45%) Analytics
3 4 (36.36%) Bayesian Methods
3 4 (36.36%) Predictive Modelling
3 4 (36.36%) Regression Analysis
3 4 (36.36%) Operations Research
3 4 (36.36%) Cluster Analysis
3 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
3 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (36.36%) Asset Management
4 3 (27.27%) Data Analytics
5 2 (18.18%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
6 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 1 (9.09%) Machine Learning
6 1 (9.09%) Time Series Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Linear Regression
6 1 (9.09%) Campaign Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Propensity Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) R
2 5 (45.45%) Python
2 5 (45.45%) MATLAB
3 4 (36.36%) Java
3 4 (36.36%) VBA
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) PhD
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 to £90,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £60,000k plus outstanding package
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