The table below looks at the statistics for the Data Scientist role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank - 225 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 0 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - 0.038% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.039% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £39,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £60,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +50.00%
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 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
5924 5066 5325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.24% 95.37% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4958 4418 4702
Average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £50,000 £50,000
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 West

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

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 7 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 7 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (85.71%) Campaign Management
2 6 (85.71%) Predictive Modelling
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (85.71%) MS Access
2 6 (85.71%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (85.71%) Data Mining
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Statistics
2 6 (85.71%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Data Management
3 3 (42.86%) Visualisation
3 3 (42.86%) Physics
3 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (42.86%) Propensity Modelling
3 3 (42.86%) Algorithms
3 3 (42.86%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Erlang
4 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
4 1 (14.29%) Big Data
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) MS Access
1 6 (85.71%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (85.71%) Data Mining
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) Big Data
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 7 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (85.71%) Statistics
3 3 (42.86%) Visualisation
3 3 (42.86%) Physics
3 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (42.86%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Campaign Management
1 6 (85.71%) Predictive Modelling
2 3 (42.86%) Data Management
2 3 (42.86%) Propensity Modelling
2 3 (42.86%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA