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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 525 709 815
Rank change year-on-year
+184 +106
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 456 226 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.22% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.22% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 385 197 103
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £31,400
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%

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
97897 101300 100030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82176 83924 80368
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +194 447 £60,000 +4.34% 47
London +117 318 £62,500 +8.69% 36
South East +44 51 £47,500 -25.49% 6
City of London +60 32 £72,500 +31.81% 17
West Midlands +2 32 £65,000 +23.80% 2
Warwickshire 0 21 £65,000 +23.80% 1
Warwick - 21 £65,000 - 1
Hampshire +28 16 £48,750 -22.00% 1
North West +45 15 £42,500 -29.16% 1
South West +3 15 £45,000 +15.38% 1
Manchester +34 12 £35,000 -41.66%
Berkshire +16 12 £55,000 -15.38%
Yorkshire +10 9 - -
Surrey +14 8 £40,000 -38.46% 5
West Yorkshire +9 8 - -
Leeds +4 8 - -
East of England +3 8 £56,250 +15.38% 1
Birmingham -2 8 - -
Buckinghamshire - 8 £47,500 -
Basingstoke +10 7 £50,000 -
Milton Keynes - 7 £47,500 -
Slough - 6 £55,000 -
Egham - 5 £40,000 -
Bristol - 5 £65,000 -
Somerset - 5 £37,500 -
Southampton +13 4 £47,500 -24.00%
Cambridgeshire +1 4 £50,000 +21.21% 1
Oxford -6 4 £50,000 -20.00%
Oxfordshire -6 4 £50,000 -20.00%
Peterborough - 3 £50,000 -

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 528 (65.59%) Python
2 505 (62.73%) R
3 501 (62.24%) Analytics
4 437 (54.29%) Machine Learning
5 413 (51.30%) SQL
6 402 (49.94%) Big Data
7 349 (43.35%) Hadoop
8 305 (37.89%) Statistics
9 290 (36.02%) Algorithms
10 279 (34.66%) Mathematics
11 262 (32.55%) Analytical Skills
12 250 (31.06%) PhD
13 235 (29.19%) Java
14 231 (28.70%) Degree
15 228 (28.32%) Computer Science
16 214 (26.58%) Data Mining
17 201 (24.97%) Data Analysis
18 192 (23.85%) Visualisation
19 183 (22.73%) Finance
20 180 (22.36%) MATLAB
21 175 (21.74%) Apache Spark
22 152 (18.88%) Data Analytics
23 148 (18.39%) SAS
24 144 (17.89%) Statistical Modelling
25 141 (17.52%) Predictive Modelling
26 140 (17.39%) NoSQL
26 140 (17.39%) Scala
27 136 (16.89%) Physics
28 135 (16.77%) Marketing
28 135 (16.77%) Apache Hive

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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
1 175 (21.74%) Apache Spark
2 148 (18.39%) SAS
3 93 (11.55%) Apache Pig
4 35 (4.35%) Apache
5 18 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (1.74%) Node.js
7 2 (0.25%) IPython
8 1 (0.12%) CMS
8 1 (0.12%) Confluence
Applications
1 52 (6.46%) SPSS
2 28 (3.48%) MS Excel
3 16 (1.99%) GNU Octave
4 11 (1.37%) Mathematica
5 10 (1.24%) Weka
6 7 (0.87%) MS Office
7 6 (0.75%) Gephi
7 6 (0.75%) Stata
8 4 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.12%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 53 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (3.35%) Amazon EC2
2 27 (3.35%) Amazon EMR
3 26 (3.23%) Amazon S3
4 17 (2.11%) Google Analytics
5 11 (1.37%) GitHub
5 11 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.37%) SaaS
10 1 (0.12%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.86%) Internet
2 7 (0.87%) HTTP
3 6 (0.75%) Network Security
4 3 (0.37%) Firewall
5 2 (0.25%) Broadband
6 1 (0.12%) DSL
6 1 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 402 (49.94%) Big Data
2 349 (43.35%) Hadoop
3 214 (26.58%) Data Mining
4 140 (17.39%) NoSQL
5 135 (16.77%) Apache Hive
6 104 (12.92%) MongoDB
7 79 (9.81%) Apache Cassandra
8 55 (6.83%) Relational Database
9 45 (5.59%) Mahout
10 42 (5.22%) Neo4j
11 39 (4.84%) Impala
12 36 (4.47%) Text Mining
13 34 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
13 34 (4.22%) SQL Server
14 31 (3.85%) MySQL
15 24 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (2.98%) QlikView
16 17 (2.11%) HBase
17 16 (1.99%) Spotfire
18 13 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 37 (4.60%) Git (software)
2 32 (3.98%) Jenkins
3 22 (2.73%) Vagrant
3 22 (2.73%) Yeoman
4 11 (1.37%) Talend Open Studio
5 7 (0.87%) Mercurial
5 7 (0.87%) Subversion
6 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.12%) JIRA
7 1 (0.12%) Maven
General
1 183 (22.73%) Finance
2 135 (16.77%) Marketing
3 74 (9.19%) Retail
4 43 (5.34%) Games
5 30 (3.73%) Banking
6 29 (3.60%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.48%) Automotive
8 19 (2.36%) Aerospace
8 19 (2.36%) Manufacturing
9 17 (2.11%) Advertising
10 11 (1.37%) Publishing
11 9 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.75%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.50%) Electronics
13 4 (0.50%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.25%) French Language
15 2 (0.25%) Front Office
15 2 (0.25%) Law
16 1 (0.12%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (6.34%) D3.js
2 48 (5.96%) Natural Language Processing
3 44 (5.47%) Pandas
4 40 (4.97%) SciPy
5 37 (4.60%) scikit-learn
6 22 (2.73%) .NET
6 22 (2.73%) Cascalog
7 21 (2.61%) XML
8 18 (2.24%) NumPy
9 15 (1.86%) Kafka
10 14 (1.74%) Cascading
10 14 (1.74%) MLlib
11 12 (1.49%) HTML
12 10 (1.24%) Middleware
12 10 (1.24%) RHadoop
12 10 (1.24%) Spring XD
13 9 (1.12%) CSS
14 7 (0.87%) AngularJS
15 6 (0.75%) REST
15 6 (0.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 305 (37.89%) Statistics
2 290 (36.02%) Algorithms
3 279 (34.66%) Mathematics
4 262 (32.55%) Analytical Skills
5 228 (28.32%) Computer Science
6 192 (23.85%) Visualisation
7 136 (16.89%) Physics
8 48 (5.96%) Applied Mathematics
9 41 (5.09%) Social Media
10 40 (4.97%) Artificial Intelligence
11 37 (4.60%) Digital Media
12 31 (3.85%) Management Information System
13 29 (3.60%) Economics
14 23 (2.86%) Data Integration
15 19 (2.36%) Neural Network
16 16 (1.99%) Fintech
16 16 (1.99%) Hedge funds
17 13 (1.61%) Blog
18 12 (1.49%) Data Extraction
19 11 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 42 (5.22%) Linux
2 22 (2.73%) Unix
3 8 (0.99%) Apple iOS
3 8 (0.99%) Windows
4 7 (0.87%) Android
5 6 (0.75%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (62.24%) Analytics
2 437 (54.29%) Machine Learning
3 201 (24.97%) Data Analysis
4 152 (18.88%) Data Analytics
5 144 (17.89%) Statistical Modelling
6 141 (17.52%) Predictive Modelling
7 124 (15.40%) Data Visualisation
8 118 (14.66%) Business Intelligence
9 94 (11.68%) Statistical Analysis
10 74 (9.19%) Agile Software Development
11 73 (9.07%) Open Source
12 57 (7.08%) Data Modelling
13 54 (6.71%) Data Management
13 54 (6.71%) E-Commerce
14 52 (6.46%) Big Data Analytics
14 52 (6.46%) Software Engineering
15 48 (5.96%) Predictive Analytics
16 45 (5.59%) Data Munging
16 45 (5.59%) Use Case
17 43 (5.34%) Bayesian Methods
Programming Languages
1 528 (65.59%) Python
2 505 (62.73%) R
3 413 (51.30%) SQL
4 235 (29.19%) Java
5 180 (22.36%) MATLAB
6 140 (17.39%) Scala
7 78 (9.69%) C++
8 59 (7.33%) JavaScript
9 38 (4.72%) Clojure
10 35 (4.35%) C#
10 35 (4.35%) Ruby
11 34 (4.22%) C
11 34 (4.22%) VBA
12 32 (3.98%) Perl
13 24 (2.98%) Bash Shell
14 20 (2.48%) F#
15 17 (2.11%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.87%) HiveQL
16 7 (0.87%) PHP
17 6 (0.75%) Cython
Qualifications
1 250 (31.06%) PhD
2 231 (28.70%) Degree
3 13 (1.61%) Security Cleared
4 7 (0.87%) Postgraduate
5 5 (0.62%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.37%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.12%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.74%) QA
2 6 (0.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (2.73%) VirtualBox
2 9 (1.12%) HDFS
3 5 (0.62%) Docker
4 2 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 10 (1.24%) Puppet
2 4 (0.50%) Mesos
3 2 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.12%) Oozie
Vendors
1 74 (9.19%) Tableau
2 35 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 29 (3.60%) Oracle
4 28 (3.48%) Splunk
5 24 (2.98%) Google
6 23 (2.86%) Cloudera
7 17 (2.11%) Hortonworks
8 16 (1.99%) Greenplum
9 11 (1.37%) Cognos
9 11 (1.37%) Netezza
9 11 (1.37%) Talend
10 10 (1.24%) MuleSoft
11 8 (0.99%) RapidMiner
11 8 (0.99%) Teradata
12 6 (0.75%) Alteryx
12 6 (0.75%) Facebook
12 6 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
13 5 (0.62%) IBM
13 5 (0.62%) Paxata
13 5 (0.62%) SAP
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £62000 - £75500 per annum, Benefits total package roughly £110K
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum c.£35K + Shares + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Recruit Creatives
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Recann
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 5%
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £50000 - £80000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: 55000 - 65000
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Empiric.com
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
People Source Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £0.00 per annum + competitive £
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £59000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits 10% Bonus & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + an excellent benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ConSol Partners
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Equity
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £29000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Quant Capital
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus +benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Searchability
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 plus outstanding package (Car, Bonus, Pension, Healt
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 plus outstanding package (Car, Bonus, Pension, Healt
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonuses and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago