The table below looks at the statistics for the Data Scientist role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 426 411 428
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 12 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.059% 0.034% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.036% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 3
Average salary £62,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+66.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
Data Scientist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19277 19662 19473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.18% 94.63% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 15741 15577 16420
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £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 the South East

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

Data Scientist Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Scientist across the South East region.

Data Scientist Salary Trend in the South East

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Data Scientist across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Data Scientist Salary Histogram in the South East

Data Scientist
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 March 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
Berkshire - 4 £65,000 -
Surrey -8 3 £65,000 +73.33% 2
Oxfordshire +10 2 £62,500 +38.88%
Hampshire -19 2 £62,500 +127.27%
Kent - 2 £25,750 -
East Sussex - 1 £52,500 -
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 9 (60.00%) SQL
1 9 (60.00%) Analytics
2 8 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (53.33%) R
2 8 (53.33%) Python
3 7 (46.67%) PhD
3 7 (46.67%) Degree
4 6 (40.00%) Big Data
5 5 (33.33%) Mathematics
5 5 (33.33%) Statistics
6 4 (26.67%) Java
6 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
6 4 (26.67%) Data Mining
6 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
6 4 (26.67%) Use Case
6 4 (26.67%) Hadoop
7 3 (20.00%) Big Data Analytics
7 3 (20.00%) Machine Learning
7 3 (20.00%) SAS
7 3 (20.00%) C#
7 3 (20.00%) C++
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (13.33%) MATLAB
8 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
8 2 (13.33%) C
8 2 (13.33%) Economics
8 2 (13.33%) Local Government
8 2 (13.33%) Google

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 3 (20.00%) SAS
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Big Data
2 4 (26.67%) Data Mining
2 4 (26.67%) Hadoop
3 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (6.67%) QlikView
4 1 (6.67%) Apache Hive
General
1 2 (13.33%) Local Government
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Games
2 1 (6.67%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 5 (33.33%) Statistics
3 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (13.33%) Economics
5 2 (13.33%) Data Structures
5 2 (13.33%) Algorithms
5 2 (13.33%) Open Source
6 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Analytics
2 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
2 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (26.67%) Use Case
3 3 (20.00%) Big Data Analytics
3 3 (20.00%) Machine Learning
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (13.33%) MapReduce
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analytics
4 2 (13.33%) Procedural Programming
4 2 (13.33%) Data Transformation
4 2 (13.33%) Cyber Security
4 2 (13.33%) Trend Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (6.67%) Revenue Management
5 1 (6.67%) Quantitative Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Predictive Modelling
5 1 (6.67%) Pattern Recognition
5 1 (6.67%) Parallel Computing
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) R
2 8 (53.33%) Python
3 4 (26.67%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) C#
4 3 (20.00%) C++
5 2 (13.33%) MATLAB
5 2 (13.33%) C
5 2 (13.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) PhD
1 7 (46.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) VCP4
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Google
1 2 (13.33%) Facebook
2 1 (6.67%) Tableau