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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 528 621 762
Rank change year-on-year
+93 +141
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 441 369 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.33% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.35% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 384 306 199
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £54,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.88%

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
93561 106940 116399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.49% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 78889 88177 95218
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
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 +89 425 £60,000 +4.34% 39
London +55 306 £62,500 +4.16% 24
South West +53 46 £54,000 +44.00% 5
South East +36 27 £55,000 +48.64% 1
Gloucestershire - 19 £54,000 - 1
City of London +23 17 £60,000 +14.28% 6
West Midlands -15 15 £50,000 -6.97% 1
Oxfordshire - 14 £67,500 - 1
Oxford - 13 £67,500 - 1
Devon +10 12 £50,000 +28.20% 1
Warwickshire +6 12 £50,000 -4.76%
Exeter - 12 £50,000 - 1
Warwick -10 11 £50,000 +17.64%
Gloucester - 11 - - 1
Yorkshire +33 9 £40,000 +28.00% 3
North West +28 9 £45,000 -21.73% 2
Manchester +10 9 £45,000 -21.73% 2
South Wales - 8 £55,000 -
Wales - 8 £55,000 -
Surrey +39 7 £58,750 +30.55%
Bristol +29 7 £45,000 +73.07% 1
North Yorkshire - 7 £60,000 -
Staines - 6 £65,000 -
East of England +32 5 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +2 4 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Cambridge +4 3 - - 3
Oldham - 3 £42,500 -
Harrogate - 3 £65,000 -
Yeovil - 3 - -
Somerset - 3 - -

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 634 (70.06%) Python
2 598 (66.08%) Machine Learning
3 543 (60.00%) SQL
4 541 (59.78%) Analytics
5 534 (59.01%) R
6 435 (48.07%) Big Data
7 380 (41.99%) Statistics
8 368 (40.66%) Analytical Skills
9 361 (39.89%) Hadoop
10 322 (35.58%) Mathematics
11 296 (32.71%) Apache Spark
12 293 (32.38%) Algorithms
13 282 (31.16%) PhD
14 264 (29.17%) Degree
15 263 (29.06%) Computer Science
16 254 (28.07%) Data Mining
17 247 (27.29%) Java
18 236 (26.08%) Visualisation
19 217 (23.98%) Data Analysis
20 205 (22.65%) Data Analytics
21 203 (22.43%) SAS
22 189 (20.88%) Finance
23 172 (19.01%) Predictive Modelling
24 163 (18.01%) MATLAB
25 158 (17.46%) NoSQL
26 154 (17.02%) Statistical Modelling
27 153 (16.91%) Scala
28 148 (16.35%) Data Visualisation
28 148 (16.35%) Apache Hive
29 146 (16.13%) Marketing

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
1 296 (32.71%) Apache Spark
2 203 (22.43%) SAS
3 98 (10.83%) Apache Pig
4 47 (5.19%) Apache
5 27 (2.98%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (1.44%) IPython
7 12 (1.33%) Jupyter
8 4 (0.44%) Confluence
9 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 83 (9.17%) SPSS
2 15 (1.66%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.22%) Weka
4 9 (0.99%) Stata
5 7 (0.77%) GNU Octave
6 6 (0.66%) Gephi
6 6 (0.66%) Mathematica
7 5 (0.55%) MS Office
8 3 (0.33%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.11%) Unica
2 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 83 (9.17%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (2.98%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (2.10%) Amazon EMR
5 18 (1.99%) Amazon S3
6 14 (1.55%) Google Analytics
7 11 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.88%) Amazon Kinesis
9 5 (0.55%) GitHub
10 4 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (0.44%) SaaS
11 3 (0.33%) PaaS
12 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.11%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.43%) Internet
2 3 (0.33%) HTTP
2 3 (0.33%) Skype
3 2 (0.22%) Network Security
4 1 (0.11%) BGP
4 1 (0.11%) DNS
4 1 (0.11%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 435 (48.07%) Big Data
2 361 (39.89%) Hadoop
3 254 (28.07%) Data Mining
4 158 (17.46%) NoSQL
5 148 (16.35%) Apache Hive
6 106 (11.71%) MongoDB
7 79 (8.73%) Apache Cassandra
8 61 (6.74%) PostgreSQL
9 59 (6.52%) Neo4j
9 59 (6.52%) Relational Database
10 49 (5.41%) QlikView
11 48 (5.30%) MySQL
12 42 (4.64%) Impala
13 41 (4.53%) Amazon Redshift
14 33 (3.65%) Mahout
14 33 (3.65%) SQL Server
15 30 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
16 27 (2.98%) Text Mining
17 18 (1.99%) Pentaho
18 16 (1.77%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 59 (6.52%) Git (software)
2 40 (4.42%) Vagrant
3 21 (2.32%) Jenkins
4 17 (1.88%) Yeoman
5 8 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
6 7 (0.77%) Mercurial
6 7 (0.77%) Subversion
7 4 (0.44%) JIRA
General
1 189 (20.88%) Finance
2 146 (16.13%) Marketing
3 78 (8.62%) Retail
4 50 (5.52%) Games
5 48 (5.30%) Telecoms
6 34 (3.76%) Banking
7 29 (3.20%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.33%) Advertising
9 11 (1.22%) Electronics
10 8 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.77%) Front Office
11 7 (0.77%) Publishing
12 4 (0.44%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.44%) Automotive
12 4 (0.44%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.22%) iGaming
13 2 (0.22%) Law
13 2 (0.22%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.11%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (8.29%) Natural Language Processing
2 62 (6.85%) D3.js
3 51 (5.64%) Pandas
4 47 (5.19%) SciPy
5 45 (4.97%) scikit-learn
6 28 (3.09%) NumPy
7 24 (2.65%) Lucene
8 22 (2.43%) Kafka
9 21 (2.32%) XML
10 17 (1.88%) Cascalog
10 17 (1.88%) JSON
11 15 (1.66%) Spark Streaming
12 11 (1.22%) MLlib
12 11 (1.22%) Web Services
13 10 (1.10%) REST
14 8 (0.88%) Cascading
14 8 (0.88%) Node.js
15 7 (0.77%) AngularJS
15 7 (0.77%) SparkR
16 6 (0.66%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 380 (41.99%) Statistics
2 368 (40.66%) Analytical Skills
3 322 (35.58%) Mathematics
4 293 (32.38%) Algorithms
5 263 (29.06%) Computer Science
6 236 (26.08%) Visualisation
7 115 (12.71%) Physics
8 62 (6.85%) Artificial Intelligence
9 45 (4.97%) Fintech
10 40 (4.42%) Applied Mathematics
11 34 (3.76%) Neural Network
12 33 (3.65%) Economics
13 28 (3.09%) Social Media
14 25 (2.76%) Management Information System
15 20 (2.21%) Digital Media
16 17 (1.88%) Data Structures
17 11 (1.22%) Smart Meter
17 11 (1.22%) Social Network
18 9 (0.99%) Informatics
18 9 (0.99%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 32 (3.54%) Linux
2 20 (2.21%) Unix
3 7 (0.77%) Windows
4 4 (0.44%) Mac OS X
5 3 (0.33%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.22%) Android
6 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (66.08%) Machine Learning
2 541 (59.78%) Analytics
3 217 (23.98%) Data Analysis
4 205 (22.65%) Data Analytics
5 172 (19.01%) Predictive Modelling
6 154 (17.02%) Statistical Modelling
7 148 (16.35%) Data Visualisation
8 110 (12.15%) Business Intelligence
9 97 (10.72%) Statistical Analysis
10 87 (9.61%) Open Source
11 83 (9.17%) MapReduce
12 81 (8.95%) Big Data Analytics
12 81 (8.95%) Software Engineering
13 69 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
14 65 (7.18%) Data Management
15 64 (7.07%) E-Commerce
16 60 (6.63%) Bayesian Methods
17 53 (5.86%) Data Munging
18 49 (5.41%) Operations Research
19 48 (5.30%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 634 (70.06%) Python
2 543 (60.00%) SQL
3 534 (59.01%) R
4 247 (27.29%) Java
5 163 (18.01%) MATLAB
6 153 (16.91%) Scala
7 128 (14.14%) C++
8 71 (7.85%) JavaScript
9 42 (4.64%) C
10 36 (3.98%) Perl
11 31 (3.43%) C#
11 31 (3.43%) Ruby
12 28 (3.09%) VBA
13 24 (2.65%) Clojure
14 18 (1.99%) Bash Shell
15 14 (1.55%) Shell Script
16 10 (1.10%) Cython
16 10 (1.10%) Julia
17 5 (0.55%) F#
17 5 (0.55%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 282 (31.16%) PhD
2 264 (29.17%) Degree
3 31 (3.43%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.55%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.10%) Postgraduate
6 5 (0.55%) MBA
7 1 (0.11%) CIMA
7 1 (0.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.77%) Data Quality
2 8 (0.88%) QA
3 1 (0.11%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 38 (4.20%) Virtual Machines
2 35 (3.87%) VirtualBox
3 34 (3.76%) Docker
4 9 (0.99%) HDFS
5 4 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.22%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (0.66%) Kibana
2 5 (0.55%) logstash
3 4 (0.44%) Puppet
4 3 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (0.33%) Mesos
Vendors
1 116 (12.82%) Tableau
2 49 (5.41%) Cloudera
3 44 (4.86%) Hortonworks
4 38 (4.20%) Oracle
5 37 (4.09%) Google
6 32 (3.54%) IBM
7 24 (2.65%) Microsoft
8 23 (2.54%) RapidMiner
9 17 (1.88%) SAP
9 17 (1.88%) TIBCO
10 14 (1.55%) Greenplum
10 14 (1.55%) MicroStrategy
11 13 (1.44%) Omniture
12 8 (0.88%) Facebook
12 8 (0.88%) Splunk
12 8 (0.88%) Talend
13 7 (0.77%) Netezza
14 4 (0.44%) Atlassian
14 4 (0.44%) Hitachi
14 4 (0.44%) Sybase
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Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
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Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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KDR
Salary: £400 - £650 per day + likely extension
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
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