The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Data Scientist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 523 607 782
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +175
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 386 378 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.36% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.37% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 338 317 165
Median salary £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £76,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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
86471 102103 109760
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.56% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 71855 85111 90926
Median salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

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 11 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the UK over the 3 months to 11 December 2016. 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 trends)
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
England +63 380 £60,000 -4.00% 72
London +48 261 £70,000 +7.69% 46
North West -1 34 £47,500 +5.55% 5
City of London +15 31 £67,500 +3.84% 6
South East +59 28 £58,500 +17.00% 12
Manchester -9 24 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Oxfordshire +44 15 £58,500 +17.00% 4
South West +12 15 £50,000 +33.33% 1
East Midlands +13 14 £45,000 -18.18%
West Midlands -19 12 £45,000 -25.00%
Devon - 12 £50,000 -
Exeter - 12 £50,000 -
Birmingham -1 10 £45,000 -
Yorkshire +27 9 £45,000 - 2
East of England +13 8 £57,500 -8.00% 6
Oxford +29 5 £50,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +28 5 £35,000 - 2
Cambridge +20 5 £62,500 -1.96% 5
Cambridgeshire +11 5 £62,500 - 5
South Wales - 5 £50,000 -
Wales - 5 £50,000 -
Cardiff - 5 £50,000 -
Surrey +22 4 - -
Leeds +20 4 £35,000 - 2
East Sussex - 4 £75,000 -
Brighton - 4 £75,000 -
Staines - 4 - -
Southampton +7 3 £40,000 -15.78% 3
Hampshire +1 3 £40,000 -20.00% 3
East Yorkshire - 3 £45,000 -

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, 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 featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 605 (78.37%) Python
2 527 (68.26%) Machine Learning
3 449 (58.16%) R
4 429 (55.57%) Analytics
5 401 (51.94%) SQL
6 307 (39.77%) PhD
7 301 (38.99%) Mathematics
8 299 (38.73%) Big Data
9 292 (37.82%) Statistics
10 285 (36.92%) Computer Science
11 271 (35.10%) Degree
12 263 (34.07%) Hadoop
13 249 (32.25%) Analytical Skills
13 249 (32.25%) Algorithms
14 209 (27.07%) Apache Spark
15 200 (25.91%) Java
16 185 (23.96%) Data Mining
17 184 (23.83%) SAS
18 177 (22.93%) Finance
19 174 (22.54%) Data Analytics
20 171 (22.15%) Visualisation
21 157 (20.34%) Data Analysis
22 147 (19.04%) MATLAB
23 133 (17.23%) Marketing
24 122 (15.80%) Physics
25 118 (15.28%) Statistical Modelling
26 117 (15.16%) Scala
27 112 (14.51%) Business Intelligence
28 108 (13.99%) C++
29 106 (13.73%) Statistical Analysis

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 209 (27.07%) Apache Spark
2 184 (23.83%) SAS
3 57 (7.38%) Apache Pig
4 26 (3.37%) Apache
5 20 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.17%) Apache Solr
7 6 (0.78%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.39%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.39%) IPython
8 3 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 88 (11.40%) SPSS
2 29 (3.76%) MS Excel
3 17 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (2.20%) Stata
4 15 (1.94%) MS Office
5 12 (1.55%) GNU Octave
6 5 (0.65%) EViews
7 4 (0.52%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.26%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.26%) CPLEX
8 2 (0.26%) Gephi
9 1 (0.13%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.13%) Weka
Business Applications
1 8 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.39%) Oracle AML
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.13%) Unica
4 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 44 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (1.68%) Amazon S3
5 8 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.91%) Amazon EMR
7 6 (0.78%) Amazon Kinesis
8 5 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.52%) PaaS
10 3 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.26%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.13%) Google Tag Manager
12 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.91%) Internet
2 2 (0.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (38.73%) Big Data
2 263 (34.07%) Hadoop
3 185 (23.96%) Data Mining
4 104 (13.47%) NoSQL
5 83 (10.75%) Apache Hive
6 70 (9.07%) MongoDB
7 53 (6.87%) Relational Database
8 46 (5.96%) SQL Server
9 36 (4.66%) Apache Cassandra
10 33 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
11 32 (4.15%) MySQL
12 26 (3.37%) HBase
13 24 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
14 19 (2.46%) Amazon Redshift
14 19 (2.46%) Neo4j
15 18 (2.33%) Mahout
15 18 (2.33%) QlikView
16 17 (2.20%) RDBMS
16 17 (2.20%) Text Mining
17 16 (2.07%) Impala
Development Applications
1 16 (2.07%) Vagrant
2 14 (1.81%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.91%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.91%) Yeoman
4 5 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
General
1 177 (22.93%) Finance
2 133 (17.23%) Marketing
3 46 (5.96%) Retail
4 34 (4.40%) Banking
4 34 (4.40%) Games
5 27 (3.50%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.85%) Advertising
7 17 (2.20%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.55%) Publishing
9 8 (1.04%) Electronics
10 7 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.78%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.52%) Back Office
12 4 (0.52%) Front Office
12 4 (0.52%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.26%) Automotive
13 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.26%) Law
14 1 (0.13%) Billing
14 1 (0.13%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (6.35%) scikit-learn
2 48 (6.22%) Natural Language Processing
3 41 (5.31%) NumPy
4 40 (5.18%) Pandas
5 27 (3.50%) D3.js
6 24 (3.11%) SciPy
7 13 (1.68%) Django
8 11 (1.42%) Matplotlib
9 9 (1.17%) Celery
9 9 (1.17%) Lucene
10 8 (1.04%) Theano
11 7 (0.91%) Cascalog
11 7 (0.91%) HTML
12 6 (0.78%) XML
13 5 (0.65%) Kafka
13 5 (0.65%) TensorFlow
14 4 (0.52%) PyMC3
15 3 (0.39%) Polymer
15 3 (0.39%) Torch
15 3 (0.39%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 301 (38.99%) Mathematics
2 292 (37.82%) Statistics
3 285 (36.92%) Computer Science
4 249 (32.25%) Algorithms
4 249 (32.25%) Analytical Skills
5 171 (22.15%) Visualisation
6 122 (15.80%) Physics
7 61 (7.90%) Artificial Intelligence
8 49 (6.35%) Neural Network
9 28 (3.63%) Fintech
10 22 (2.85%) Applied Mathematics
10 22 (2.85%) Credit Risk
11 21 (2.72%) Economics
12 15 (1.94%) Social Media
13 11 (1.42%) Data Structures
14 9 (1.17%) Cybercrime
14 9 (1.17%) Informatics
14 9 (1.17%) Mobile App
14 9 (1.17%) Psychology
15 8 (1.04%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 23 (2.98%) Unix
2 19 (2.46%) Linux
3 1 (0.13%) Android
3 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 527 (68.26%) Machine Learning
2 429 (55.57%) Analytics
3 174 (22.54%) Data Analytics
4 157 (20.34%) Data Analysis
5 118 (15.28%) Statistical Modelling
6 112 (14.51%) Business Intelligence
7 106 (13.73%) Statistical Analysis
8 92 (11.92%) Data Visualisation
9 91 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
9 91 (11.79%) Predictive Modelling
10 64 (8.29%) Software Engineering
11 56 (7.25%) Open Source
12 53 (6.87%) Bayesian Methods
13 49 (6.35%) E-Commerce
14 48 (6.22%) Operations Research
15 47 (6.09%) Data Modelling
16 44 (5.70%) Deep Learning
16 44 (5.70%) ETL
17 43 (5.57%) Predictive Analytics
18 41 (5.31%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 605 (78.37%) Python
2 449 (58.16%) R
3 401 (51.94%) SQL
4 200 (25.91%) Java
5 147 (19.04%) MATLAB
6 117 (15.16%) Scala
7 108 (13.99%) C++
8 51 (6.61%) C#
9 40 (5.18%) C
10 28 (3.63%) Perl
11 27 (3.50%) VBA
12 17 (2.20%) PHP
13 15 (1.94%) JavaScript
14 12 (1.55%) Clojure
14 12 (1.55%) Ruby
15 10 (1.30%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.17%) Cypher
17 7 (0.91%) Bash Shell
18 6 (0.78%) Julia
19 5 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 307 (39.77%) PhD
2 271 (35.10%) Degree
3 11 (1.42%) Postgraduate
4 4 (0.52%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.39%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.13%) CIMA
6 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.24%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.39%) QA
3 2 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
2 12 (1.55%) Docker
3 10 (1.30%) HDFS
3 10 (1.30%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.26%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 51 (6.61%) Tableau
2 29 (3.76%) Cloudera
3 24 (3.11%) Oracle
4 22 (2.85%) Microsoft
5 21 (2.72%) Hortonworks
6 18 (2.33%) Vertica
7 15 (1.94%) SAP
8 14 (1.81%) IBM
9 13 (1.68%) Google
9 13 (1.68%) Splunk
10 11 (1.42%) Alteryx
11 10 (1.30%) MapR
12 6 (0.78%) Informatica
13 5 (0.65%) MicroStrategy
13 5 (0.65%) RapidMiner
13 5 (0.65%) Talend
13 5 (0.65%) Teradata
14 4 (0.52%) Greenplum
14 4 (0.52%) Hitachi
15 3 (0.39%) Cognos
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £60k - 75k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £75 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum + bonus + stock + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Excellent Salary and Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ISL
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
AFerry
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 + extensive benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Technical Futures
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
HFG
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £60000 - £80000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + shares
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum inc Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago