The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 663 805 875
Rank change year-on-year
+142 +70
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 219 65 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.060% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.064% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 183 50 19
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £45,000 £36,278
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £85,500 £91,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £60,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -25.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109888 102187 111746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.37% 94.26% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 89595 84579 95723
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 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 1 August 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 1 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 +92 209 £60,000 - 17
London +106 176 £65,000 +10.63% 13
City of London +55 72 £70,000 -6.66% 4
East of England - 21 £37,500 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 16 £37,500 - 1
Cambridge - 15 £37,500 - 1
South West - 7 £35,000 -
Swindon - 6 £35,000 -
Wiltshire - 6 £35,000 -
North West +1 5 £55,000 -18.51% 2
Cheshunt - 5 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £50,000 - 1
Liverpool - 3 £55,000 - 1
Merseyside - 3 £55,000 - 1
Manchester -2 2 £48,750 -27.77% 1
Somerset - 1 £35,000 -
Bath - 1 £35,000 -
Harrow - 1 - -

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 273 (62.47%) Analytics
2 238 (54.46%) R
3 237 (54.23%) Hadoop
4 233 (53.32%) Big Data
5 220 (50.34%) Mathematics
6 203 (46.45%) Python
7 182 (41.65%) Java
8 180 (41.19%) SQL
9 177 (40.50%) Data Mining
10 173 (39.59%) Statistics
11 156 (35.70%) Degree
12 152 (34.78%) Computer Science
13 147 (33.64%) PhD
14 136 (31.12%) MATLAB
15 120 (27.46%) Machine Learning
16 108 (24.71%) Data Modelling
17 106 (24.26%) SAS
17 106 (24.26%) Visualisation
18 103 (23.57%) MapReduce
19 100 (22.88%) SPSS
19 100 (22.88%) Physics
20 99 (22.65%) Predictive Modelling
21 89 (20.37%) C++
22 86 (19.68%) Finance
23 81 (18.54%) Data Analysis
24 80 (18.31%) Relational Database
25 78 (17.85%) Mahout
26 72 (16.48%) Apache Hive
27 70 (16.02%) Retail
28 67 (15.33%) Scala

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 106 (24.26%) SAS
2 48 (10.98%) Apache Pig
3 4 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.46%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 100 (22.88%) SPSS
2 32 (7.32%) CPLEX
3 13 (2.97%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (2.52%) Stata
5 10 (2.29%) MS Excel
6 5 (1.14%) S-PLUS
6 5 (1.14%) Mathematica
6 5 (1.14%) Weka
7 3 (0.69%) FastStats
8 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (3.43%) Google Analytics
2 9 (2.06%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.69%) SAP InfiniteInsight
3 3 (0.69%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.43%) Amazon EC2
1 15 (3.43%) Amazon S3
1 15 (3.43%) Amazon EMR
2 14 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.92%) SaaS
4 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.29%) Internet
2 3 (0.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (54.23%) Hadoop
2 233 (53.32%) Big Data
3 177 (40.50%) Data Mining
4 80 (18.31%) Relational Database
5 78 (17.85%) Mahout
6 72 (16.48%) Apache Hive
7 52 (11.90%) NoSQL
8 40 (9.15%) MongoDB
9 32 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (6.64%) MySQL
11 26 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
12 24 (5.49%) Impala
13 20 (4.58%) QlikView
14 14 (3.20%) Oracle OLAP
14 14 (3.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (3.20%) DataStage
14 14 (3.20%) OLAP
15 11 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (2.52%) HBase
16 8 (1.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (3.20%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.97%) Yeoman
3 9 (2.06%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 86 (19.68%) Finance
2 70 (16.02%) Retail
3 44 (10.07%) Marketing
4 30 (6.86%) Games
5 28 (6.41%) Telecoms
6 16 (3.66%) Advertising
7 9 (2.06%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.69%) Law
9 2 (0.46%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (23.57%) MapReduce
2 27 (6.18%) Natural Language Processing
3 23 (5.26%) .NET
3 23 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 22 (5.03%) SciPy
5 13 (2.97%) D3.js
6 9 (2.06%) XML
7 8 (1.83%) HTML5
7 8 (1.83%) NumPy
7 8 (1.83%) HTML
8 6 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.69%) MDX
9 3 (0.69%) Matplotlib
10 2 (0.46%) CSS3
10 2 (0.46%) Akka
10 2 (0.46%) CSS
10 2 (0.46%) Web Services
11 1 (0.23%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 220 (50.34%) Mathematics
2 173 (39.59%) Statistics
3 152 (34.78%) Computer Science
4 106 (24.26%) Visualisation
5 100 (22.88%) Physics
6 51 (11.67%) Neural Network
7 49 (11.21%) Economics
8 41 (9.38%) Applied Mathematics
9 39 (8.92%) Artificial Intelligence
10 32 (7.32%) Digital Media
11 19 (4.35%) Social Media
12 18 (4.12%) Data Integration
13 17 (3.89%) Open Source
13 17 (3.89%) Management Information System
14 9 (2.06%) Credit Risk
15 7 (1.60%) Chemistry
16 6 (1.37%) Social Network
16 6 (1.37%) Biology
16 6 (1.37%) Psychology
16 6 (1.37%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.81%) Linux
2 12 (2.75%) UNIX
3 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (62.47%) Analytics
2 120 (27.46%) Machine Learning
3 108 (24.71%) Data Modelling
4 99 (22.65%) Predictive Modelling
5 81 (18.54%) Data Analysis
6 58 (13.27%) Data Analytics
7 54 (12.36%) Statistical Modelling
8 47 (10.76%) Big Data Analytics
9 46 (10.53%) Business Analysis
10 44 (10.07%) Data Management
11 42 (9.61%) Statistical Analysis
12 35 (8.01%) Logistic Regression
13 32 (7.32%) Cluster Analysis
13 32 (7.32%) ETL
14 31 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
15 29 (6.64%) Data Visualisation
16 28 (6.41%) E-Commerce
16 28 (6.41%) CRM
17 25 (5.72%) Agile Software Development
18 24 (5.49%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 238 (54.46%) R
2 203 (46.45%) Python
3 182 (41.65%) Java
4 180 (41.19%) SQL
5 136 (31.12%) MATLAB
6 89 (20.37%) C++
7 67 (15.33%) Scala
8 40 (9.15%) VBA
9 30 (6.86%) C#
9 30 (6.86%) Clojure
10 26 (5.95%) Perl
11 18 (4.12%) Bash Shell
12 13 (2.97%) PHP
12 13 (2.97%) Ruby
13 5 (1.14%) C
14 3 (0.69%) PowerHouse
14 3 (0.69%) JavaScript
15 2 (0.46%) Erlang
16 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.23%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 156 (35.70%) Degree
2 147 (33.64%) PhD
3 20 (4.58%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.58%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.52%) QA
System Software
1 9 (2.06%) VirtualBox
2 3 (0.69%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (2.06%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 30 (6.86%) Tableau
2 18 (4.12%) Oracle
3 17 (3.89%) Teradata
4 16 (3.66%) Google
5 14 (3.20%) Informatica
5 14 (3.20%) Business Objects
6 4 (0.92%) Omniture
7 3 (0.69%) IBM
7 3 (0.69%) Alterian
7 3 (0.69%) MapR
7 3 (0.69%) Hortonworks
7 3 (0.69%) Cloudera
7 3 (0.69%) Greenplum
8 2 (0.46%) Talend
8 2 (0.46%) Splunk
8 2 (0.46%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.23%) Adobe
9 1 (0.23%) Minitab
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £51 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £45k - 70k per year + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
AstraZeneca
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £62000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Churchill Frank
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harnham
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago