The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had Data Scientist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Scientist
England / South East
Rank 351 408 455
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 34 54 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.28% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.29% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 28 46 10
Median salary £57,500 £48,750 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.94% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £37,500 £53,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -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 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
14223 18666 19927
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.72% 96.68% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11791 16039 16302
Median salary £43,000 £44,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.37% +7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

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 22 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 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
Hampshire +9 8 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Kent - 7 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire +19 5 £60,000 +20.00%
Surrey +49 4 £57,500 +43.75% 1
Berkshire +37 4 £65,000 +18.18% 1
Buckinghamshire +21 3 £65,000 +36.84%
East Sussex - 2 £75,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £35,000 -
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 42 (70.00%) R
2 41 (68.33%) Python
3 40 (66.67%) Mathematics
4 30 (50.00%) Machine Learning
4 30 (50.00%) Big Data
5 29 (48.33%) Degree
6 27 (45.00%) SQL
7 24 (40.00%) Java
8 23 (38.33%) Analytics
9 21 (35.00%) Algorithms
10 20 (33.33%) Data Analysis
11 19 (31.67%) Statistics
11 19 (31.67%) Hadoop
12 18 (30.00%) PhD
13 15 (25.00%) C++
14 14 (23.33%) Physics
15 12 (20.00%) Visualisation
15 12 (20.00%) Predictive Modelling
15 12 (20.00%) Data Mining
15 12 (20.00%) Data Analytics
16 11 (18.33%) Statistical Modelling
16 11 (18.33%) NoSQL
17 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (16.67%) Mathematical Modelling
18 9 (15.00%) MATLAB
19 8 (13.33%) Apache Spark
19 8 (13.33%) Data Visualisation
19 8 (13.33%) MongoDB
20 7 (11.67%) Apache Cassandra
20 7 (11.67%) Oracle

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (13.33%) Apache Spark
2 6 (10.00%) SAS
3 2 (3.33%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (50.00%) Big Data
2 19 (31.67%) Hadoop
3 12 (20.00%) Data Mining
4 11 (18.33%) NoSQL
5 8 (13.33%) MongoDB
6 7 (11.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (10.00%) Relational Database
8 4 (6.67%) Apache Hive
8 4 (6.67%) MySQL
8 4 (6.67%) RDBMS
9 3 (5.00%) Spotfire
10 2 (3.33%) KNIME
11 1 (1.67%) HBase
11 1 (1.67%) Power BI
11 1 (1.67%) QlikView
General
1 3 (5.00%) Marketing
1 3 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) Natural Language Processing
2 3 (5.00%) Torch
3 1 (1.67%) Cascading
3 1 (1.67%) scikit-learn
3 1 (1.67%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 21 (35.00%) Algorithms
2 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.67%) Computer Science
4 5 (8.33%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.33%) Life Science
6 1 (1.67%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.67%) Social Media
6 1 (1.67%) User Experience
6 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 30 (50.00%) Machine Learning
3 23 (38.33%) Analytics
4 20 (33.33%) Data Analysis
5 19 (31.67%) Statistics
6 14 (23.33%) Physics
7 12 (20.00%) Data Analytics
7 12 (20.00%) Predictive Modelling
7 12 (20.00%) Visualisation
8 11 (18.33%) Statistical Modelling
9 10 (16.67%) Mathematical Modelling
10 8 (13.33%) Data Visualisation
11 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
11 7 (11.67%) Statistical Analysis
12 6 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
12 6 (10.00%) Operations Research
13 5 (8.33%) Linear Algebra
13 5 (8.33%) MapReduce
14 4 (6.67%) Data Munging
14 4 (6.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 42 (70.00%) R
2 41 (68.33%) Python
3 27 (45.00%) SQL
4 24 (40.00%) Java
5 15 (25.00%) C++
6 9 (15.00%) MATLAB
7 6 (10.00%) PL/SQL
7 6 (10.00%) Scala
8 4 (6.67%) C
9 3 (5.00%) Julia
9 3 (5.00%) VBA
10 2 (3.33%) Perl
11 1 (1.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (48.33%) Degree
2 18 (30.00%) PhD
3 1 (1.67%) SAS Certification
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) Oracle
2 3 (5.00%) MapR
2 3 (5.00%) Tableau
3 1 (1.67%) IBM
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
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