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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 735 803 887
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +84
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 167 73 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.068% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.073% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 137 58 12
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £45,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £89,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £60,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -25.00%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 2014 within the UK.

Data Scientist Salary Histogram in the UK

Data Scientist
Top 20 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 19 September 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 +71 156 £55,000 -8.33% 17
London +63 124 £57,500 +9.52% 13
City of London +55 55 £60,000 -14.28% 9
East of England -6 20 £37,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 17 £37,500 -
Cambridge - 16 £37,500 -
South West -23 6 £35,000 -10.25%
Wiltshire - 6 £35,000 -
Swindon - 6 £35,000 -
North West -18 4 £55,000 -18.51% 1
Liverpool +13 3 £55,000 +10.00%
Merseyside +9 3 £55,000 +10.00%
Hertfordshire -8 3 £50,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 3 £45,000 - 2
Scotland - 3 £45,000 - 2
Cheshunt - 3 £50,000 -
Warwickshire +4 2 £53,750 -36.76% 2
West Midlands -25 2 £53,750 -10.41% 2
Manchester -2 1 £52,500 -22.22% 1
Harrow - 1 - -

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 270 (65.69%) Analytics
2 231 (56.20%) Big Data
3 223 (54.26%) R
4 209 (50.85%) Mathematics
5 198 (48.18%) Hadoop
6 195 (47.45%) Analytical Skills
7 187 (45.50%) Java
8 182 (44.28%) SQL
9 174 (42.34%) Python
10 156 (37.96%) Data Mining
10 156 (37.96%) Statistics
10 156 (37.96%) Computer Science
11 155 (37.71%) Degree
12 142 (34.55%) PhD
13 133 (32.36%) MATLAB
14 116 (28.22%) Machine Learning
15 107 (26.03%) SAS
16 105 (25.55%) MapReduce
16 105 (25.55%) Physics
17 100 (24.33%) Predictive Modelling
18 94 (22.87%) Visualisation
18 94 (22.87%) Data Modelling
19 88 (21.41%) C++
20 85 (20.68%) SPSS
21 80 (19.46%) Finance
21 80 (19.46%) Data Analysis
22 76 (18.49%) Bayesian Methods
23 70 (17.03%) Scala
24 69 (16.79%) Mahout
25 65 (15.82%) Retail

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 107 (26.03%) SAS
2 39 (9.49%) Apache Pig
3 2 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 85 (20.68%) SPSS
2 29 (7.06%) CPLEX
3 14 (3.41%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (2.92%) MS Excel
5 7 (1.70%) Stata
6 6 (1.46%) Weka
7 5 (1.22%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.19%) Google Analytics
2 6 (1.46%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.24%) SAP InfiniteInsight
3 1 (0.24%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (2.19%) Amazon S3
1 9 (2.19%) Amazon EMR
2 6 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.22%) SaaS
4 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.22%) HTTP
2 4 (0.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (56.20%) Big Data
2 198 (48.18%) Hadoop
3 156 (37.96%) Data Mining
4 69 (16.79%) Mahout
5 64 (15.57%) Relational Database
6 60 (14.60%) Apache Hive
7 42 (10.22%) NoSQL
8 28 (6.81%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (6.57%) MongoDB
10 19 (4.62%) MySQL
11 18 (4.38%) QlikView
12 13 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (3.16%) Impala
13 12 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (2.92%) Oracle OLAP
13 12 (2.92%) OLAP
13 12 (2.92%) DataStage
14 11 (2.68%) HBase
15 10 (2.43%) Text Mining
16 9 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 14 (3.41%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.95%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.95%) Yeoman
3 2 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 80 (19.46%) Finance
2 65 (15.82%) Retail
3 46 (11.19%) Marketing
4 30 (7.30%) Games
5 17 (4.14%) Telecoms
6 16 (3.89%) Advertising
7 10 (2.43%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.49%) Publishing
9 2 (0.49%) Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Law
10 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.46%) Cascading
2 21 (5.11%) Natural Language Processing
3 19 (4.62%) .NET
3 19 (4.62%) ASP.NET
4 14 (3.41%) D3.js
5 13 (3.16%) SciPy
6 12 (2.92%) Pandas
7 8 (1.95%) Cascalog
8 7 (1.70%) HTML
8 7 (1.70%) HTML5
9 5 (1.22%) XML
10 4 (0.97%) NumPy
11 3 (0.73%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (0.73%) Matplotlib
11 3 (0.73%) CSS3
11 3 (0.73%) CSS
12 2 (0.49%) Web Services
12 2 (0.49%) MDX
13 1 (0.24%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 209 (50.85%) Mathematics
2 195 (47.45%) Analytical Skills
3 156 (37.96%) Computer Science
3 156 (37.96%) Statistics
4 105 (25.55%) Physics
5 94 (22.87%) Visualisation
6 50 (12.17%) Neural Network
7 44 (10.71%) Applied Mathematics
8 43 (10.46%) Economics
9 35 (8.52%) Artificial Intelligence
10 29 (7.06%) Digital Media
11 16 (3.89%) Management Information System
12 13 (3.16%) Credit Risk
12 13 (3.16%) Data Integration
13 12 (2.92%) Open Source
13 12 (2.92%) Chemistry
14 9 (2.19%) Informatics
14 9 (2.19%) Psychology
15 6 (1.46%) Smart Meter
15 6 (1.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.65%) Linux
2 6 (1.46%) UNIX
3 1 (0.24%) Android
3 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (65.69%) Analytics
2 116 (28.22%) Machine Learning
3 105 (25.55%) MapReduce
4 100 (24.33%) Predictive Modelling
5 94 (22.87%) Data Modelling
6 80 (19.46%) Data Analysis
7 76 (18.49%) Bayesian Methods
8 55 (13.38%) Big Data Analytics
9 54 (13.14%) Agile Software Development
10 52 (12.65%) Data Management
11 48 (11.68%) Statistical Modelling
11 48 (11.68%) Data Analytics
12 43 (10.46%) Information Retrieval
13 37 (9.00%) Statistical Analysis
14 36 (8.76%) Time Series Analysis
15 34 (8.27%) Software Engineering
16 32 (7.79%) Business Analysis
16 32 (7.79%) Logistic Regression
16 32 (7.79%) Markov Chain
17 29 (7.06%) Factor Analysis
Programming Languages
1 223 (54.26%) R
2 187 (45.50%) Java
3 182 (44.28%) SQL
4 174 (42.34%) Python
5 133 (32.36%) MATLAB
6 88 (21.41%) C++
7 70 (17.03%) Scala
8 31 (7.54%) VBA
9 30 (7.30%) C#
10 24 (5.84%) Clojure
11 20 (4.87%) Ruby
12 13 (3.16%) PHP
13 10 (2.43%) Perl
14 8 (1.95%) C
14 8 (1.95%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.97%) JavaScript
16 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.49%) Erlang
17 1 (0.24%) Haskell
17 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 155 (37.71%) Degree
2 142 (34.55%) PhD
3 9 (2.19%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.68%) QA
System Software
1 8 (1.95%) VirtualBox
2 4 (0.97%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (1.95%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 26 (6.33%) Tableau
2 20 (4.87%) Oracle
3 16 (3.89%) Teradata
4 15 (3.65%) Informatica
5 12 (2.92%) Business Objects
6 9 (2.19%) Google
7 4 (0.97%) Greenplum
7 4 (0.97%) IBM
7 4 (0.97%) Hortonworks
7 4 (0.97%) Cloudera
7 4 (0.97%) MapR
8 2 (0.49%) Talend
8 2 (0.49%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.49%) Minitab
8 2 (0.49%) Splunk
8 2 (0.49%) Omniture
9 1 (0.24%) RapidMiner
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