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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 549 644 827
Rank change year-on-year
+95 +183
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 400 337 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.31% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.32% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 341 273 132
Median salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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
91719 105001 110310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.26% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76765 87557 89208
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +81 382 £57,500 -4.16% 44
London +49 277 £62,500 -3.84% 25
City of London +48 45 £66,250 -5.35% 3
North West +33 29 £45,000 -30.76% 3
South West +22 25 £50,000 +33.33%
Devon - 22 £50,000 -
South East +32 21 £50,000 - 7
Exeter - 21 £50,000 -
Manchester +19 20 £50,000 -33.33% 2
Scotland - 14 £50,000 -
Edinburgh - 13 £50,000 -
West Midlands -1 12 £45,000 -16.27% 1
Yorkshire +35 9 £45,000 +9.09% 3
Birmingham -18 9 £45,000 -40.00%
Oxfordshire +11 7 £50,000 - 3
Cheshire - 6 £47,500 -
Sheffield - 5 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 5 - - 2
Surrey +27 4 - - 1
Staines - 4 - - 1
Wales - 4 £45,000 - 1
East of England +20 3 £50,000 +11.11% 1
South Wales - 3 £40,000 - 1
North East - 3 £45,000 - 4
Warwickshire - 3 £40,000 - 1
Durham - 3 £45,000 - 1
Stockton-on-Tees - 3 £45,000 -
Abingdon - 3 £30,000 -
East Midlands +15 2 £47,500 +26.66%
Berkshire +12 2 £52,500 -12.50% 1

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 631 (75.03%) Python
2 587 (69.80%) Machine Learning
3 524 (62.31%) Analytics
4 507 (60.29%) SQL
5 500 (59.45%) R
6 355 (42.21%) Big Data
7 317 (37.69%) Analytical Skills
8 314 (37.34%) Statistics
9 306 (36.39%) Mathematics
10 300 (35.67%) PhD
11 297 (35.32%) Hadoop
12 281 (33.41%) Computer Science
13 273 (32.46%) Degree
14 245 (29.13%) Algorithms
15 236 (28.06%) Apache Spark
16 234 (27.82%) Data Mining
17 229 (27.23%) Java
18 220 (26.16%) SAS
19 217 (25.80%) Data Analytics
20 212 (25.21%) Visualisation
21 211 (25.09%) Finance
22 194 (23.07%) Data Analysis
23 159 (18.91%) MATLAB
24 144 (17.12%) Marketing
25 139 (16.53%) Statistical Modelling
26 129 (15.34%) NoSQL
27 128 (15.22%) Predictive Modelling
28 126 (14.98%) Business Intelligence
29 123 (14.63%) C++
30 122 (14.51%) Apache Hive

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
1 236 (28.06%) Apache Spark
2 220 (26.16%) SAS
3 79 (9.39%) Apache Pig
4 32 (3.80%) Apache
5 20 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.31%) IPython
6 11 (1.31%) Jupyter
7 9 (1.07%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.24%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 102 (12.13%) SPSS
2 23 (2.73%) MS Excel
3 16 (1.90%) GNU Octave
4 15 (1.78%) MS Office
5 14 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (1.19%) Stata
7 5 (0.59%) S-PLUS
8 3 (0.36%) Weka
9 2 (0.24%) CPLEX
9 2 (0.24%) Gephi
10 1 (0.12%) EViews
10 1 (0.12%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 14 (1.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.36%) Oracle AML
3 1 (0.12%) Unica
3 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 68 (8.09%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (4.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (1.66%) Amazon S3
5 11 (1.31%) Amazon Kinesis
5 11 (1.31%) Google Analytics
5 11 (1.31%) IBM Cloud
6 10 (1.19%) Amazon EMR
7 9 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (0.36%) PaaS
8 3 (0.36%) SaaS
9 2 (0.24%) Data Lake Analytics
9 2 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.12%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.12%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.55%) Internet
2 3 (0.36%) Skype
3 2 (0.24%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (42.21%) Big Data
2 297 (35.32%) Hadoop
3 234 (27.82%) Data Mining
4 129 (15.34%) NoSQL
5 122 (14.51%) Apache Hive
6 77 (9.16%) MongoDB
7 50 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
8 46 (5.47%) Relational Database
9 45 (5.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 42 (4.99%) MySQL
10 42 (4.99%) QlikView
11 39 (4.64%) Amazon Redshift
11 39 (4.64%) SQL Server
12 34 (4.04%) Neo4j
13 31 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
14 27 (3.21%) Impala
15 25 (2.97%) Mahout
16 23 (2.73%) HBase
17 22 (2.62%) Text Mining
18 13 (1.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (3.80%) Vagrant
2 31 (3.69%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.19%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.19%) Yeoman
4 6 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.12%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 211 (25.09%) Finance
2 144 (17.12%) Marketing
3 61 (7.25%) Retail
4 49 (5.83%) Games
5 40 (4.76%) Telecoms
6 39 (4.64%) Banking
7 23 (2.73%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.55%) Publishing
9 9 (1.07%) Advertising
9 9 (1.07%) Electronics
10 8 (0.95%) Front Office
10 8 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.59%) Back Office
11 5 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.48%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.48%) Law
13 2 (0.24%) Billing
13 2 (0.24%) iGaming
13 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (8.92%) Natural Language Processing
2 40 (4.76%) scikit-learn
3 32 (3.80%) D3.js
3 32 (3.80%) Pandas
3 32 (3.80%) SciPy
4 29 (3.45%) NumPy
5 22 (2.62%) Lucene
6 12 (1.43%) JSON
6 12 (1.43%) Kafka
6 12 (1.43%) XML
7 11 (1.31%) Spark Streaming
8 10 (1.19%) Cascalog
9 8 (0.95%) Cascading
9 8 (0.95%) Theano
10 7 (0.83%) Django
11 5 (0.59%) Celery
11 5 (0.59%) HTML
11 5 (0.59%) Web Services
12 4 (0.48%) REST
13 3 (0.36%) Matplotlib
Miscellaneous
1 317 (37.69%) Analytical Skills
2 314 (37.34%) Statistics
3 306 (36.39%) Mathematics
4 281 (33.41%) Computer Science
5 245 (29.13%) Algorithms
6 212 (25.21%) Visualisation
7 102 (12.13%) Physics
8 61 (7.25%) Artificial Intelligence
9 59 (7.02%) Neural Network
10 42 (4.99%) Fintech
11 25 (2.97%) Economics
12 23 (2.73%) Applied Mathematics
13 21 (2.50%) Social Media
14 18 (2.14%) Credit Risk
15 13 (1.55%) Cybercrime
16 11 (1.31%) Informatics
16 11 (1.31%) Smart Meter
17 10 (1.19%) Data Structures
18 9 (1.07%) Mobile App
18 9 (1.07%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (1.90%) Linux
2 14 (1.66%) Unix
3 1 (0.12%) Android
3 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 587 (69.80%) Machine Learning
2 524 (62.31%) Analytics
3 217 (25.80%) Data Analytics
4 194 (23.07%) Data Analysis
5 139 (16.53%) Statistical Modelling
6 128 (15.22%) Predictive Modelling
7 126 (14.98%) Business Intelligence
8 122 (14.51%) Data Visualisation
9 105 (12.49%) Statistical Analysis
10 74 (8.80%) MapReduce
11 69 (8.20%) Open Source
12 68 (8.09%) Software Engineering
13 66 (7.85%) Agile Software Development
14 64 (7.61%) Big Data Analytics
15 60 (7.13%) Bayesian Methods
16 58 (6.90%) E-Commerce
17 49 (5.83%) ETL
18 47 (5.59%) Predictive Analytics
19 46 (5.47%) Operations Research
19 46 (5.47%) Sentiment Analysis
Programming Languages
1 631 (75.03%) Python
2 507 (60.29%) SQL
3 500 (59.45%) R
4 229 (27.23%) Java
5 159 (18.91%) MATLAB
6 123 (14.63%) C++
7 118 (14.03%) Scala
8 36 (4.28%) Perl
9 35 (4.16%) JavaScript
10 33 (3.92%) C
11 32 (3.80%) C#
12 21 (2.50%) VBA
13 17 (2.02%) Ruby
14 14 (1.66%) Clojure
15 13 (1.55%) Cypher
15 13 (1.55%) PHP
16 10 (1.19%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.95%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.83%) Julia
19 4 (0.48%) Cython
Qualifications
1 300 (35.67%) PhD
2 273 (32.46%) Degree
3 19 (2.26%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.07%) Postgraduate
5 7 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.12%) CIMA
6 1 (0.12%) MBA
6 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.73%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.07%) QA
3 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.12%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 30 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
2 29 (3.45%) Docker
3 23 (2.73%) VirtualBox
4 10 (1.19%) HDFS
5 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (0.24%) Mesos
2 1 (0.12%) Kibana
2 1 (0.12%) logstash
Vendors
1 94 (11.18%) Tableau
2 44 (5.23%) Cloudera
3 36 (4.28%) Hortonworks
4 31 (3.69%) IBM
5 28 (3.33%) Oracle
6 26 (3.09%) Google
7 23 (2.73%) Microsoft
8 19 (2.26%) SAP
9 17 (2.02%) Vertica
10 14 (1.66%) RapidMiner
11 12 (1.43%) Splunk
12 11 (1.31%) MicroStrategy
12 11 (1.31%) TIBCO
13 10 (1.19%) Alteryx
14 9 (1.07%) MapR
15 8 (0.95%) Hitachi
16 7 (0.83%) Omniture
17 6 (0.71%) Informatica
17 6 (0.71%) Talend
18 5 (0.59%) Sybase
London
Xcede
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Churchill Frank International
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum inc Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Michael Page International
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East London
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £43,000 to £70,000 per annum + Share options
Posted: 4 hours ago
Teesside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 50,000 + Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
ISL
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefit and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Tec Partners
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Salt
Salary: £50000 - £56000 per annum + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Exceptional Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Codex
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Xcede
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Knowit
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Churchill Frank
Salary: £41000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
Churchill Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Churchill Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits Incl Relocation
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Churchill Frank International
Salary: £48000 - £62000 per annum + bonus, benefits, negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: £65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago