The table below looks at the statistics for the Data Scientist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 702 795 885
Rank change year-on-year
+93 +90
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 206 76 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.070% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.074% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 167 61 15
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £45,000 £33,833
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £85,000 £93,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £60,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -29.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Data Scientist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Data Scientist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the UK.

Data Scientist Salary Trend in the UK

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Data Scientist over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 within the UK.

Data Scientist Salary Histogram in the UK

Data Scientist
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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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
England +109 195 £57,750 -3.75% 28
London +111 159 £61,750 +9.77% 22
City of London +56 67 £65,000 -10.34% 11
East of England - 24 £37,500 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 19 £32,500 - 1
Cambridge - 18 £32,500 - 1
South West - 7 £35,000 -
Swindon - 6 £35,000 -
Wiltshire - 6 £35,000 -
North West -21 5 £55,000 -18.51% 3
Hertfordshire - 5 £50,000 - 1
Cheshunt - 5 £50,000 -
Liverpool - 3 £55,000 - 1
Merseyside - 3 £55,000 - 2
Manchester -8 2 £48,750 -27.77% 1
Somerset - 1 £35,000 -
Bath - 1 £35,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £45,000 - 2
Harrow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £45,000 - 3

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 283 (65.06%) Analytics
2 243 (55.86%) R
3 230 (52.87%) Big Data
4 226 (51.95%) Hadoop
5 216 (49.66%) Mathematics
6 200 (45.98%) Python
7 187 (42.99%) SQL
8 186 (42.76%) Java
9 165 (37.93%) Data Mining
9 165 (37.93%) Statistics
10 159 (36.55%) Degree
10 159 (36.55%) Computer Science
11 148 (34.02%) PhD
12 138 (31.72%) MATLAB
13 117 (26.90%) Machine Learning
14 107 (24.60%) MapReduce
15 106 (24.37%) Visualisation
16 105 (24.14%) SAS
16 105 (24.14%) Physics
17 100 (22.99%) Data Modelling
18 96 (22.07%) Predictive Modelling
19 92 (21.15%) SPSS
20 86 (19.77%) C++
21 83 (19.08%) Data Analysis
22 82 (18.85%) Finance
23 79 (18.16%) Mahout
24 78 (17.93%) Bayesian Methods
25 74 (17.01%) Apache Hive
26 73 (16.78%) Relational Database
27 68 (15.63%) Scala

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 105 (24.14%) SAS
2 48 (11.03%) Apache Pig
3 4 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 92 (21.15%) SPSS
2 29 (6.67%) CPLEX
3 14 (3.22%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (2.76%) MS Excel
5 9 (2.07%) Stata
6 6 (1.38%) Weka
7 5 (1.15%) S-PLUS
8 4 (0.92%) Mathematica
9 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.23%) MS Office
10 1 (0.23%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 13 (2.99%) Google Analytics
2 9 (2.07%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.46%) SiteCatalyst
3 2 (0.46%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.68%) Amazon EMR
1 16 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
1 16 (3.68%) Amazon S3
2 14 (3.22%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.15%) SaaS
4 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.84%) Internet
2 4 (0.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (52.87%) Big Data
2 226 (51.95%) Hadoop
3 165 (37.93%) Data Mining
4 79 (18.16%) Mahout
5 74 (17.01%) Apache Hive
6 73 (16.78%) Relational Database
7 55 (12.64%) NoSQL
8 38 (8.74%) MongoDB
9 28 (6.44%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (5.98%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (5.75%) MySQL
11 25 (5.75%) Impala
12 18 (4.14%) QlikView
13 12 (2.76%) OLAP
13 12 (2.76%) DataStage
13 12 (2.76%) Oracle OLAP
13 12 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (2.53%) HBase
15 8 (1.84%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 19 (4.37%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.45%) Yeoman
3 10 (2.30%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 82 (18.85%) Finance
2 67 (15.40%) Retail
3 46 (10.57%) Marketing
4 29 (6.67%) Games
5 25 (5.75%) Telecoms
6 16 (3.68%) Advertising
7 9 (2.07%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.69%) Law
10 2 (0.46%) Publishing
11 1 (0.23%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.66%) Cascading
2 24 (5.52%) Natural Language Processing
3 23 (5.29%) SciPy
4 21 (4.83%) ASP.NET
4 21 (4.83%) .NET
5 17 (3.91%) Pandas
6 16 (3.68%) D3.js
7 14 (3.22%) Cascalog
8 10 (2.30%) HTML
8 10 (2.30%) HTML5
9 9 (2.07%) XML
10 7 (1.61%) NumPy
11 5 (1.15%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (0.69%) MDX
12 3 (0.69%) CSS
12 3 (0.69%) CSS3
12 3 (0.69%) Matplotlib
13 2 (0.46%) Web Services
14 1 (0.23%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 216 (49.66%) Mathematics
2 165 (37.93%) Statistics
3 159 (36.55%) Computer Science
4 106 (24.37%) Visualisation
5 105 (24.14%) Physics
6 48 (11.03%) Neural Network
7 45 (10.34%) Economics
8 43 (9.89%) Applied Mathematics
9 36 (8.28%) Artificial Intelligence
10 29 (6.67%) Digital Media
11 21 (4.83%) Open Source
12 16 (3.68%) Data Integration
13 15 (3.45%) Management Information System
14 11 (2.53%) Credit Risk
14 11 (2.53%) Social Media
15 10 (2.30%) Chemistry
16 7 (1.61%) Biology
16 7 (1.61%) Psychology
16 7 (1.61%) Informatics
17 5 (1.15%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.60%) Linux
2 11 (2.53%) UNIX
3 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (65.06%) Analytics
2 117 (26.90%) Machine Learning
3 107 (24.60%) MapReduce
4 100 (22.99%) Data Modelling
5 96 (22.07%) Predictive Modelling
6 83 (19.08%) Data Analysis
7 78 (17.93%) Bayesian Methods
8 58 (13.33%) Data Analytics
9 52 (11.95%) Big Data Analytics
10 51 (11.72%) Statistical Modelling
11 45 (10.34%) Data Management
11 45 (10.34%) Time Series Analysis
12 43 (9.89%) Business Analysis
12 43 (9.89%) Statistical Analysis
13 42 (9.66%) Information Retrieval
14 32 (7.36%) Logistic Regression
14 32 (7.36%) Markov Chain
15 31 (7.13%) Software Engineering
16 29 (6.67%) ETL
16 29 (6.67%) Cluster Analysis
Programming Languages
1 243 (55.86%) R
2 200 (45.98%) Python
3 187 (42.99%) SQL
4 186 (42.76%) Java
5 138 (31.72%) MATLAB
6 86 (19.77%) C++
7 68 (15.63%) Scala
8 41 (9.43%) VBA
9 32 (7.36%) Clojure
10 30 (6.90%) C#
11 20 (4.60%) Perl
12 19 (4.37%) Bash Shell
13 15 (3.45%) Ruby
14 13 (2.99%) PHP
15 8 (1.84%) C
16 4 (0.92%) JavaScript
17 2 (0.46%) Erlang
17 2 (0.46%) T-SQL
18 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
18 1 (0.23%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 159 (36.55%) Degree
2 148 (34.02%) PhD
3 19 (4.37%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.53%) QA
System Software
1 10 (2.30%) VirtualBox
2 3 (0.69%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (2.30%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 28 (6.44%) Tableau
2 17 (3.91%) Oracle
3 15 (3.45%) Teradata
4 14 (3.22%) Google
5 13 (2.99%) Informatica
6 12 (2.76%) Business Objects
7 3 (0.69%) Omniture
7 3 (0.69%) IBM
7 3 (0.69%) MapR
7 3 (0.69%) Hortonworks
7 3 (0.69%) Cloudera
7 3 (0.69%) Greenplum
8 2 (0.46%) Splunk
8 2 (0.46%) Talend
8 2 (0.46%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.46%) Minitab
9 1 (0.23%) Alterian
9 1 (0.23%) Adobe
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Salary: £67000 - £82000 per annum + Pension+Company Car+On-site Gym
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stratospherec
Salary: £45k - 60k per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, pension and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £31000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits, healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Skyscanner
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 65k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Diamond Light Source
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
JW Consulting
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per year + benefits & share options
Posted: 8 days ago
London
JW Consulting
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 per year + benefits & share options
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Industry leading Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
City Of London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits: Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
City Of London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Skyscanner
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £55000 per annum + AMAZING PACKAGE
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + BONUS AND BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 13 days ago