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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 742 828 890
Rank change year-on-year
+86 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 155 71 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.065% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.069% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 124 56 7
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £82,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £60,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +50.00%

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
107606 103134 107111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.59% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88212 85621 91371
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
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 31 October 2014 within the UK.

Data Scientist Salary Histogram in the UK

Data Scientist
Top 18 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 31 October 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 +57 141 £55,000 -8.33% 14
London +99 121 £55,000 -15.38% 12
City of London +55 38 £55,000 -21.42% 5
Warwickshire +8 11 £55,000 -38.88%
West Midlands -21 11 £55,000 -8.33%
East of England -20 6 £36,250 - 1
Scotland - 6 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 6 £36,250 -
Cambridge - 6 £36,250 -
Edinburgh - 4 £45,000 -
Manchester -17 2 £53,750 -20.37%
North West -27 2 £53,750 +7.50%
Warwick -7 1 £55,000 -38.88%
South West -24 1 £35,000 -10.25%
Aberdeen - 1 £47,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £35,000 -
Swindon - 1 £35,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £37,500 -

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 252 (67.38%) Analytics
2 224 (59.89%) Big Data
3 218 (58.29%) R
4 187 (50.00%) Algorithms
5 183 (48.93%) SQL
6 173 (46.26%) Mathematics
7 169 (45.19%) Java
8 163 (43.58%) Hadoop
9 160 (42.78%) Python
10 152 (40.64%) Data Mining
11 150 (40.11%) Analytical Skills
12 145 (38.77%) Degree
13 144 (38.50%) Statistics
14 138 (36.90%) Computer Science
15 133 (35.56%) PhD
16 118 (31.55%) MATLAB
17 109 (29.14%) SAS
18 97 (25.94%) Machine Learning
19 96 (25.67%) Predictive Modelling
20 95 (25.40%) Data Analysis
21 92 (24.60%) Visualisation
22 89 (23.80%) Data Modelling
23 86 (22.99%) C++
24 84 (22.46%) MapReduce
25 82 (21.93%) Physics
26 81 (21.66%) SPSS
27 79 (21.12%) Finance
28 78 (20.86%) Bayesian Methods
29 65 (17.38%) Scala
30 64 (17.11%) Retail

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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
1 109 (29.14%) SAS
2 45 (12.03%) Apache Pig
3 13 (3.48%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.53%) CMS
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 81 (21.66%) SPSS
2 33 (8.82%) CPLEX
3 11 (2.94%) Weka
4 10 (2.67%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (2.67%) MS Excel
5 8 (2.14%) Stata
6 5 (1.34%) MS Office
7 2 (0.53%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.27%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.27%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.21%) Amazon EC2
1 12 (3.21%) Amazon S3
1 12 (3.21%) Amazon EMR
2 9 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.34%) SaaS
4 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.07%) HTTP
2 1 (0.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (59.89%) Big Data
2 163 (43.58%) Hadoop
3 152 (40.64%) Data Mining
4 61 (16.31%) Mahout
5 51 (13.64%) Apache Hive
6 50 (13.37%) Relational Database
7 37 (9.89%) NoSQL
8 28 (7.49%) MongoDB
8 28 (7.49%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (4.81%) QlikView
10 16 (4.28%) Impala
11 12 (3.21%) HBase
12 11 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (2.67%) Text Mining
14 9 (2.41%) DataStage
14 9 (2.41%) OLAP
14 9 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (2.41%) Oracle OLAP
15 7 (1.87%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (4.81%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.74%) Jenkins
3 12 (3.21%) Yeoman
4 3 (0.80%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.53%) Maven
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.27%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.27%) Mockito
6 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.27%) Gradle
6 1 (0.27%) Spock
6 1 (0.27%) Geb
General
1 79 (21.12%) Finance
2 64 (17.11%) Retail
3 37 (9.89%) Marketing
4 18 (4.81%) Games
5 15 (4.01%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.94%) Financial Institution
7 9 (2.41%) Advertising
8 6 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.80%) Publishing
10 2 (0.53%) Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (10.16%) Cascading
2 19 (5.08%) Natural Language Processing
3 18 (4.81%) D3.js
4 15 (4.01%) SciPy
4 15 (4.01%) .NET
4 15 (4.01%) ASP.NET
4 15 (4.01%) Pandas
5 12 (3.21%) Cascalog
6 6 (1.60%) HTML
6 6 (1.60%) HTML5
7 3 (0.80%) CSS
7 3 (0.80%) NumPy
7 3 (0.80%) Matplotlib
7 3 (0.80%) CSS3
8 2 (0.53%) XML
8 2 (0.53%) Spring
9 1 (0.27%) RESTful
9 1 (0.27%) Web Services
9 1 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.27%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 187 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 173 (46.26%) Mathematics
3 150 (40.11%) Analytical Skills
4 144 (38.50%) Statistics
5 138 (36.90%) Computer Science
6 92 (24.60%) Visualisation
7 82 (21.93%) Physics
8 47 (12.57%) Neural Network
9 41 (10.96%) Economics
10 40 (10.70%) Applied Mathematics
11 34 (9.09%) Digital Media
12 31 (8.29%) Artificial Intelligence
13 21 (5.61%) Credit Risk
14 19 (5.08%) Open Source
15 17 (4.55%) Psychology
15 17 (4.55%) Chemistry
16 15 (4.01%) Informatics
17 12 (3.21%) Management Information System
18 11 (2.94%) Data Structures
19 10 (2.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.67%) Linux
2 2 (0.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (67.38%) Analytics
2 97 (25.94%) Machine Learning
3 96 (25.67%) Predictive Modelling
4 95 (25.40%) Data Analysis
5 89 (23.80%) Data Modelling
6 84 (22.46%) MapReduce
7 78 (20.86%) Bayesian Methods
8 60 (16.04%) Statistical Analysis
9 54 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
10 50 (13.37%) Big Data Analytics
11 48 (12.83%) Time Series Analysis
11 48 (12.83%) Statistical Modelling
12 45 (12.03%) Data Management
13 40 (10.70%) Data Analytics
14 39 (10.43%) Logistic Regression
15 38 (10.16%) Markov Chain
16 33 (8.82%) Factor Analysis
16 33 (8.82%) Information Retrieval
16 33 (8.82%) Structural Equation Modelling
16 33 (8.82%) Cluster Analysis
Programming Languages
1 218 (58.29%) R
2 183 (48.93%) SQL
3 169 (45.19%) Java
4 160 (42.78%) Python
5 118 (31.55%) MATLAB
6 86 (22.99%) C++
7 65 (17.38%) Scala
8 29 (7.75%) Clojure
9 28 (7.49%) C#
9 28 (7.49%) Ruby
10 27 (7.22%) VBA
11 12 (3.21%) PHP
12 11 (2.94%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.14%) C
13 8 (2.14%) Perl
14 5 (1.34%) JavaScript
15 3 (0.80%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.53%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.27%) Haskell
17 1 (0.27%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 145 (38.77%) Degree
2 133 (35.56%) PhD
3 5 (1.34%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 12 (3.21%) VirtualBox
2 4 (1.07%) HDFS
3 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 12 (3.21%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.27%) Oozie
2 1 (0.27%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (4.81%) Oracle
1 18 (4.81%) Tableau
2 13 (3.48%) Teradata
3 12 (3.21%) Informatica
4 9 (2.41%) Business Objects
5 4 (1.07%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.07%) Cloudera
6 3 (0.80%) MapR
6 3 (0.80%) Minitab
6 3 (0.80%) Talend
6 3 (0.80%) Hortonworks
6 3 (0.80%) Greenplum
6 3 (0.80%) IBM
6 3 (0.80%) Google
7 2 (0.53%) Netezza
7 2 (0.53%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.27%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.27%) Splunk
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