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 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 557 692 839
Rank change year-on-year
+135 +147
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 361 238 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.20% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.21% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 300 194 51
Average salary £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -26.08%

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
101925 112965 102678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.63% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 83823 92812 85368
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 June 2015 within the UK.

Data Scientist Salary Histogram in the UK

Data Scientist
Top 30 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 3 June 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
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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 +122 343 £57,500 -4.16% 41
London +69 255 £65,000 - 33
City of London +8 36 £52,500 -25.00% 15
South East +44 26 £36,500 -14.11% 1
West Midlands +6 20 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Warwickshire -1 13 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Hampshire - 13 £36,500 -
East of England +3 10 £50,000 +33.33% 5
Scotland - 9 £31,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire +5 8 £50,000 +33.33% 3
South West +3 7 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Manchester +13 6 £43,000 -28.33%
Cambridge +9 6 £50,000 +33.33% 3
North West +9 6 £43,000 +7.50%
Warwick - 6 £52,500 -
Berkshire - 5 £75,000 -
Slough - 4 £85,000 -
East Sussex - 4 £35,000 -
Coventry - 4 £58,750 -
Brighton - 4 £35,000 -
Glasgow - 4 £34,780 -
Yorkshire +19 3 £31,250 -51.92%
Leeds +17 3 £31,250 -51.92%
West Yorkshire +9 3 £31,250 -51.92%
Wiltshire - 3 £37,500 - 1
Andover - 3 £55,000 -
Dunfermline - 3 £31,500 -
Fife - 3 £31,500 -
Swindon - 3 £37,500 -
Staffordshire - 3 £21,000 -

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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.

1 417 (69.38%) Analytics
2 387 (64.39%) R
3 356 (59.23%) Python
4 351 (58.40%) SQL
5 309 (51.41%) Big Data
6 289 (48.09%) Hadoop
7 253 (42.10%) Analytical Skills
8 238 (39.60%) Statistics
9 202 (33.61%) SAS
10 196 (32.61%) Algorithms
11 187 (31.11%) Mathematics
12 183 (30.45%) Data Mining
13 176 (29.28%) Degree
14 174 (28.95%) Visualisation
15 170 (28.29%) Machine Learning
16 159 (26.46%) Java
17 153 (25.46%) Computer Science
18 149 (24.79%) PhD
19 148 (24.63%) Data Analysis
20 145 (24.13%) Apache Hive
21 135 (22.46%) SPSS
22 132 (21.96%) MATLAB
23 129 (21.46%) Statistical Analysis
24 114 (18.97%) Statistical Modelling
25 110 (18.30%) Predictive Modelling
26 107 (17.80%) Business Intelligence
27 106 (17.64%) Marketing
28 104 (17.30%) NoSQL
29 97 (16.14%) MapReduce
30 93 (15.47%) MongoDB

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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
1 202 (33.61%) SAS
2 86 (14.31%) Apache Pig
3 49 (8.15%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.50%) Apache Solr
5 9 (1.50%) CMS
6 6 (1.00%) Apache
7 4 (0.67%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.17%) Node.js
8 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 135 (22.46%) SPSS
2 29 (4.83%) MS Office
3 25 (4.16%) Weka
4 23 (3.83%) MS Excel
5 16 (2.66%) Stata
6 12 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (1.00%) CPLEX
8 4 (0.67%) Gephi
9 3 (0.50%) GNU Octave
10 2 (0.33%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 2 (0.33%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 65 (10.82%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (6.49%) Google Analytics
3 35 (5.82%) Amazon EMR
3 35 (5.82%) Amazon EC2
4 34 (5.66%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.83%) SaaS
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.33%) Broadband
1 2 (0.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (51.41%) Big Data
2 289 (48.09%) Hadoop
3 183 (30.45%) Data Mining
4 145 (24.13%) Apache Hive
5 104 (17.30%) NoSQL
6 93 (15.47%) MongoDB
7 83 (13.81%) Mahout
8 52 (8.65%) PostgreSQL
8 52 (8.65%) QlikView
9 39 (6.49%) HBase
10 36 (5.99%) Impala
11 33 (5.49%) Text Mining
12 29 (4.83%) SQL Server
13 25 (4.16%) Relational Database
14 22 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
16 18 (3.00%) CouchDB
16 18 (3.00%) IBM InfoSphere
17 17 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 14 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 35 (5.82%) Git (software)
2 34 (5.66%) Jenkins
2 34 (5.66%) Yeoman
3 1 (0.17%) Hudson
3 1 (0.17%) JIRA
3 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.17%) Subversion
General
1 106 (17.64%) Marketing
2 92 (15.31%) Finance
3 72 (11.98%) Retail
4 46 (7.65%) Telecoms
5 24 (3.99%) Games
6 6 (1.00%) Automotive
7 5 (0.83%) Electronics
8 4 (0.67%) Back Office
8 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.50%) Advertising
9 3 (0.50%) Publishing
10 2 (0.33%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.33%) Local Government
11 1 (0.17%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.17%) Law
11 1 (0.17%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (9.82%) D3.js
2 47 (7.82%) scikit-learn
3 46 (7.65%) Natural Language Processing
4 43 (7.15%) Pandas
5 36 (5.99%) SciPy
6 34 (5.66%) Cascalog
7 17 (2.83%) Cascading
8 7 (1.16%) RHadoop
8 7 (1.16%) MLlib
9 4 (0.67%) .NET
9 4 (0.67%) XML
10 2 (0.33%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.33%) Web Services
10 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.33%) Lucene
11 1 (0.17%) HTML5
11 1 (0.17%) NumPy
11 1 (0.17%) JSON
11 1 (0.17%) LINQ
11 1 (0.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 253 (42.10%) Analytical Skills
2 238 (39.60%) Statistics
3 196 (32.61%) Algorithms
4 187 (31.11%) Mathematics
5 174 (28.95%) Visualisation
6 153 (25.46%) Computer Science
7 71 (11.81%) Neural Network
8 61 (10.15%) Physics
9 47 (7.82%) Artificial Intelligence
10 35 (5.82%) Social Network
11 31 (5.16%) Economics
12 26 (4.33%) Applied Mathematics
13 19 (3.16%) Credit Risk
14 17 (2.83%) Social Media
15 16 (2.66%) Management Information System
16 13 (2.16%) Digital Media
17 12 (2.00%) Performance Metrics
18 11 (1.83%) User Experience
19 10 (1.66%) Data Structures
20 9 (1.50%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 12 (2.00%) Linux
2 4 (0.67%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.33%) UNIX
3 2 (0.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (69.38%) Analytics
2 170 (28.29%) Machine Learning
3 148 (24.63%) Data Analysis
4 129 (21.46%) Statistical Analysis
5 114 (18.97%) Statistical Modelling
6 110 (18.30%) Predictive Modelling
7 107 (17.80%) Business Intelligence
8 97 (16.14%) MapReduce
9 86 (14.31%) Data Visualisation
10 77 (12.81%) Predictive Analytics
11 69 (11.48%) Open Source
11 69 (11.48%) Data Analytics
12 67 (11.15%) Bayesian Methods
13 62 (10.32%) Data Modelling
14 57 (9.48%) Time Series Analysis
14 57 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
15 49 (8.15%) Data Management
16 46 (7.65%) Logistic Regression
17 44 (7.32%) Data Munging
18 43 (7.15%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 387 (64.39%) R
2 356 (59.23%) Python
3 351 (58.40%) SQL
4 159 (26.46%) Java
5 132 (21.96%) MATLAB
6 77 (12.81%) C++
7 60 (9.98%) Scala
8 53 (8.82%) VBA
9 49 (8.15%) Clojure
10 40 (6.66%) C#
11 38 (6.32%) Ruby
12 35 (5.82%) Bash Shell
13 18 (3.00%) C
14 10 (1.66%) JavaScript
15 7 (1.16%) Shell Script
16 6 (1.00%) Perl
17 5 (0.83%) PHP
18 4 (0.67%) HiveQL
18 4 (0.67%) F#
19 2 (0.33%) Go
Qualifications
1 176 (29.28%) Degree
2 149 (24.79%) PhD
3 23 (3.83%) Security Cleared
4 12 (2.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.33%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 34 (5.66%) VirtualBox
2 30 (4.99%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 34 (5.66%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 68 (11.31%) Tableau
2 50 (8.32%) Google
3 49 (8.15%) Oracle
4 45 (7.49%) Microsoft
5 42 (6.99%) IBM
6 29 (4.83%) Cloudera
7 18 (3.00%) Greenplum
7 18 (3.00%) Hortonworks
7 18 (3.00%) MapR
8 13 (2.16%) Netezza
9 11 (1.83%) Alteryx
10 8 (1.33%) Facebook
11 7 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.83%) RapidMiner
12 5 (0.83%) Ab Initio
12 5 (0.83%) Teradata
12 5 (0.83%) Business Objects
12 5 (0.83%) Informatica
12 5 (0.83%) Splunk
13 3 (0.50%) Minitab
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