The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Data Scientist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Scientist
England / South West
Rank 231 241 245
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 4 16 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.078% 0.28% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.29% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 2
Median salary £60,000 £45,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 West 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 West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4949 5583 5819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.51% 97.03% 97.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4109 4627 4914
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 West

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

Data Scientist Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Data Scientist Salary Trend in the South West

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Data Scientist across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Data Scientist Salary Histogram in the South West

Data Scientist
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Bristol -3 1 £40,000 -38.46% 1
Dorset - 1 £60,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 19 (90.48%) Python
2 18 (85.71%) R
3 16 (76.19%) Degree
3 16 (76.19%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (71.43%) SQL
4 15 (71.43%) MATLAB
5 12 (57.14%) SPSS
5 12 (57.14%) C++
5 12 (57.14%) Java
5 12 (57.14%) SAS
6 11 (52.38%) Mathematics
7 10 (47.62%) Analytics
7 10 (47.62%) PhD
8 9 (42.86%) Finance
8 9 (42.86%) Computer Science
8 9 (42.86%) Hadoop
8 9 (42.86%) Apache Spark
9 8 (38.10%) Statistics
9 8 (38.10%) Machine Learning
10 7 (33.33%) Apache Pig
10 7 (33.33%) Apache Hive
10 7 (33.33%) Data Analytics
10 7 (33.33%) Scala
11 3 (14.29%) Physics
11 3 (14.29%) Games
11 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
11 3 (14.29%) Postgraduate
12 2 (9.52%) Retail
12 2 (9.52%) Big Data
12 2 (9.52%) Algorithms

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 12 (57.14%) SAS
2 9 (42.86%) Apache Spark
3 7 (33.33%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 12 (57.14%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) Hadoop
2 7 (33.33%) Apache Hive
3 2 (9.52%) Big Data
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Games
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 16 (76.19%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.52%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Mathematics
2 10 (47.62%) Analytics
3 8 (38.10%) Machine Learning
3 8 (38.10%) Statistics
4 7 (33.33%) Data Analytics
5 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Physics
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.76%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (4.76%) Econometrics
6 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.76%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 19 (90.48%) Python
2 18 (85.71%) R
3 15 (71.43%) MATLAB
3 15 (71.43%) SQL
4 12 (57.14%) C++
4 12 (57.14%) Java
5 7 (33.33%) Scala
6 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) Degree
2 10 (47.62%) PhD
3 3 (14.29%) Postgraduate
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Churchill Frank
Posted: 4 days ago