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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 707 844 919
Rank change year-on-year
+137 +75
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 211 39 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.035% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.037% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 179 37 3
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +27.77%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £55,000 -
% change year-on-year
-22.72% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 2014 within the UK.

Data Scientist Salary Histogram in the UK

Data Scientist
Top 23 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +122 208 £60,000 +2.12% 21
London +80 167 £65,000 +4.00% 16
City of London +4 32 £65,000 -7.14% 5
Cambridgeshire - 19 £37,500 - 3
East of England - 19 £37,500 - 5
Cambridge - 18 £37,500 - 1
South East - 8 £42,500 -
Leeds - 7 £65,000 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £65,000 -
Yorkshire - 7 £65,000 -
Warwickshire - 6 £42,500 -
West Midlands - 6 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £42,500 -
North West - 3 £40,000 -
Merseyside - 2 £40,000 -
Liverpool - 2 £40,000 -
Hampshire - 2 £27,500 -
South West -8 1 £45,000 -20.00%
Manchester - 1 £60,000 -
Guildford - 1 £37,500 -
Somerset - 1 £45,000 -
Surrey - 1 £37,500 -
Bath - 1 £45,000 -

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 177 (57.65%) Hadoop
2 174 (56.68%) Analytics
3 170 (55.37%) R
4 167 (54.40%) Python
5 150 (48.86%) Big Data
6 147 (47.88%) Statistics
7 133 (43.32%) Mathematics
8 121 (39.41%) Data Mining
9 120 (39.09%) SQL
10 96 (31.27%) PhD
10 96 (31.27%) Computer Science
11 92 (29.97%) Machine Learning
12 90 (29.32%) Degree
13 88 (28.66%) Java
14 77 (25.08%) MATLAB
15 69 (22.48%) Apache Hive
16 68 (22.15%) Relational Database
17 63 (20.52%) Predictive Modelling
17 63 (20.52%) Data Modelling
18 62 (20.20%) SPSS
18 62 (20.20%) Visualisation
19 61 (19.87%) C++
20 58 (18.89%) SAS
21 57 (18.57%) MapReduce
22 54 (17.59%) Data Analysis
23 49 (15.96%) Apache Pig
24 44 (14.33%) Finance
25 43 (14.01%) Perl
25 43 (14.01%) MongoDB
26 42 (13.68%) NoSQL

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 58 (18.89%) SAS
2 49 (15.96%) Apache Pig
3 11 (3.58%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 62 (20.20%) SPSS
2 17 (5.54%) CPLEX
3 11 (3.58%) Stata
4 5 (1.63%) Mathematica
5 3 (0.98%) MS Excel
5 3 (0.98%) MS Office
5 3 (0.98%) S-PLUS
5 3 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.98%) FastStats
6 2 (0.65%) Weka
6 2 (0.65%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (3.26%) Google Analytics
2 6 (1.95%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.98%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.56%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (4.23%) Amazon S3
3 13 (4.23%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.28%) Internet
2 2 (0.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (57.65%) Hadoop
2 150 (48.86%) Big Data
3 121 (39.41%) Data Mining
4 69 (22.48%) Apache Hive
5 68 (22.15%) Relational Database
6 43 (14.01%) MongoDB
7 42 (13.68%) NoSQL
7 42 (13.68%) MySQL
8 37 (12.05%) Mahout
9 22 (7.17%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (6.19%) HBase
11 13 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (3.26%) QlikView
13 9 (2.93%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (2.61%) Base SAS
14 8 (2.61%) RDBMS
15 5 (1.63%) Neo4j
16 4 (1.30%) Oracle OLAP
16 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 4 (1.30%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (3.58%) Yeoman
1 11 (3.58%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.28%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.65%) ProC
General
1 44 (14.33%) Finance
2 42 (13.68%) Retail
3 34 (11.07%) Marketing
4 27 (8.79%) Games
5 24 (7.82%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.93%) Advertising
7 3 (0.98%) Law
8 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (18.57%) MapReduce
2 18 (5.86%) SciPy
3 16 (5.21%) Natural Language Processing
4 10 (3.26%) .NET
5 8 (2.61%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.95%) D3.js
6 6 (1.95%) NumPy
6 6 (1.95%) XML
7 5 (1.63%) HTML
8 4 (1.30%) HTML5
9 3 (0.98%) MDX
9 3 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.65%) Akka
11 1 (0.33%) Web Services
11 1 (0.33%) Lucene
11 1 (0.33%) jQuery
11 1 (0.33%) Apache Jena
11 1 (0.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 147 (47.88%) Statistics
2 133 (43.32%) Mathematics
3 96 (31.27%) Computer Science
4 92 (29.97%) Machine Learning
5 62 (20.20%) Visualisation
6 42 (13.68%) Physics
7 39 (12.70%) Neural Network
8 35 (11.40%) Economics
9 33 (10.75%) Artificial Intelligence
10 23 (7.49%) Applied Mathematics
11 22 (7.17%) Social Media
12 20 (6.51%) Digital Media
13 18 (5.86%) Open Source
14 8 (2.61%) Data Integration
15 7 (2.28%) Social Network
16 6 (1.95%) Social Gaming
16 6 (1.95%) Management Information System
17 5 (1.63%) Biology
18 4 (1.30%) FMCG
19 3 (0.98%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.21%) Linux
2 15 (4.89%) UNIX
3 2 (0.65%) Solaris
4 1 (0.33%) Android
4 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (56.68%) Analytics
2 63 (20.52%) Predictive Modelling
2 63 (20.52%) Data Modelling
3 54 (17.59%) Data Analysis
4 35 (11.40%) Data Analytics
4 35 (11.40%) Statistical Analysis
5 32 (10.42%) Statistical Modelling
6 31 (10.10%) Business Analysis
7 28 (9.12%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (9.12%) E-Commerce
8 26 (8.47%) Business Analytics
9 20 (6.51%) Use Case
10 19 (6.19%) Logistic Regression
11 18 (5.86%) Data Visualisation
11 18 (5.86%) Software Engineering
11 18 (5.86%) ETL
12 17 (5.54%) OO
12 17 (5.54%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (5.21%) User Stories
14 15 (4.89%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (55.37%) R
2 167 (54.40%) Python
3 120 (39.09%) SQL
4 88 (28.66%) Java
5 77 (25.08%) MATLAB
6 61 (19.87%) C++
7 43 (14.01%) Perl
8 26 (8.47%) VBA
9 22 (7.17%) Clojure
10 21 (6.84%) Scala
11 20 (6.51%) C#
12 15 (4.89%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.61%) C
14 7 (2.28%) PHP
15 3 (0.98%) PowerHouse
15 3 (0.98%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.65%) Erlang
16 2 (0.65%) Ruby
16 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 96 (31.27%) PhD
2 90 (29.32%) Degree
3 17 (5.54%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.63%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (2.28%) Vagrant
2 5 (1.63%) Oozie
Vendors
1 12 (3.91%) Tableau
1 12 (3.91%) Google
2 7 (2.28%) Oracle
2 7 (2.28%) Teradata
3 5 (1.63%) Business Objects
4 4 (1.30%) Informatica
5 3 (0.98%) KXEN
5 3 (0.98%) Omniture
5 3 (0.98%) Alterian
6 2 (0.65%) MapR
6 2 (0.65%) Hortonworks
6 2 (0.65%) Cloudera
6 2 (0.65%) Greenplum
6 2 (0.65%) IBM
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe
7 1 (0.33%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.33%) Sony
7 1 (0.33%) Cognos
7 1 (0.33%) Splunk
7 1 (0.33%) Facebook
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
O2
Salary: £50,000 to £60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Fraser Munro IT Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 to £75000 per annum - Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mayflower Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Modis International - London
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Tiro Partners
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Success Digital
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
DP Connect
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridgeshire
DP Connect
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
City, London
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Hertfordshire / North London
ECM Selection Ltd
Salary: to £highly competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Hertfordshire / North London
ECM Selection Ltd
Salary: to £35k depending on experience
Posted: 12 days ago