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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 578 734 856
Rank change year-on-year
+156 +122
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 348 211 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.17% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.18% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 294 179 37
Average salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £84,500 £91,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £42,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -22.72%

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
105334 114534 105198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.73%
Number of salaries quoted 86166 92849 87525
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 21 April 2015 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 21 April 2015. 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 +153 334 £57,500 -4.16% 37
London +109 250 £57,500 -11.53% 22
City of London +29 35 £52,500 -19.23% 4
West Midlands +9 29 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Warwickshire +12 24 £52,500 +23.52% 1
South East +10 17 £55,000 +29.41% 5
Yorkshire +7 10 £45,000 -30.76%
Leeds +16 9 £45,000 -30.76%
West Yorkshire +9 9 £45,000 -30.76%
Warwick - 8 £53,750 - 1
South West -7 6 £39,000 -13.33% 4
Berkshire - 6 £65,000 - 1
East of England +18 5 £50,000 +33.33% 3
North West +10 5 £43,000 +7.50%
Manchester +9 5 £43,000 -28.33%
Hampshire -2 5 £55,000 +100.00% 1
Scotland - 5 £42,500 -
Cambridgeshire +3 4 £47,500 +26.66% 2
Slough - 4 £85,000 -
Glasgow - 3 - -
Devon - 3 £39,000 -
East Sussex - 3 £35,000 - 1
Staffordshire - 3 £20,500 -
Cambridge -5 2 £41,250 +10.00% 2
Andover - 2 £55,000 -
Brighton - 2 £35,000 -
Bristol - 2 £38,750 - 2
Edinburgh - 2 £42,500 -
Kent - 2 £25,750 - 1
Guildford +16 1 £35,000 -6.66%

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

1 367 (68.98%) Analytics
2 340 (63.91%) R
3 310 (58.27%) Python
4 300 (56.39%) SQL
5 282 (53.01%) Big Data
6 256 (48.12%) Hadoop
7 201 (37.78%) Algorithms
8 200 (37.59%) Analytical Skills
9 193 (36.28%) Statistics
10 170 (31.95%) SAS
11 160 (30.08%) Machine Learning
12 159 (29.89%) Visualisation
13 158 (29.70%) Data Mining
14 156 (29.32%) PhD
15 151 (28.38%) Java
16 148 (27.82%) Data Analysis
17 146 (27.44%) Mathematics
18 144 (27.07%) Degree
19 138 (25.94%) MATLAB
20 135 (25.38%) Computer Science
21 134 (25.19%) Statistical Analysis
22 126 (23.68%) SPSS
23 125 (23.50%) Apache Hive
24 99 (18.61%) MapReduce
24 99 (18.61%) NoSQL
25 98 (18.42%) Statistical Modelling
26 94 (17.67%) Marketing
27 91 (17.11%) Predictive Modelling
28 90 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
29 87 (16.35%) Apache Pig

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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
1 170 (31.95%) SAS
2 87 (16.35%) Apache Pig
3 42 (7.89%) Apache Spark
4 14 (2.63%) CMS
5 8 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.75%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.56%) Apache
7 3 (0.56%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.19%) Node.js
8 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 126 (23.68%) SPSS
2 34 (6.39%) Weka
3 26 (4.89%) MS Office
4 21 (3.95%) Stata
5 15 (2.82%) MS Excel
6 9 (1.69%) CPLEX
7 8 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (1.13%) Gephi
9 2 (0.38%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 35 (6.58%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.19%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 59 (11.09%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (6.20%) Amazon EC2
2 33 (6.20%) Amazon EMR
3 32 (6.02%) Amazon S3
4 6 (1.13%) SaaS
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.38%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (53.01%) Big Data
2 256 (48.12%) Hadoop
3 158 (29.70%) Data Mining
4 125 (23.50%) Apache Hive
5 99 (18.61%) NoSQL
6 85 (15.98%) Mahout
7 79 (14.85%) MongoDB
8 44 (8.27%) PostgreSQL
9 38 (7.14%) QlikView
10 36 (6.77%) HBase
11 34 (6.39%) Impala
12 23 (4.32%) Relational Database
13 22 (4.14%) Text Mining
14 21 (3.95%) SQL Server
15 19 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
16 18 (3.38%) Apache Cassandra
17 14 (2.63%) CouchDB
17 14 (2.63%) IBM InfoSphere
18 12 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 12 (2.26%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 33 (6.20%) Git (software)
2 32 (6.02%) Jenkins
2 32 (6.02%) Yeoman
3 1 (0.19%) Hudson
3 1 (0.19%) Subversion
3 1 (0.19%) JIRA
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 94 (17.67%) Marketing
2 77 (14.47%) Finance
3 65 (12.22%) Retail
4 42 (7.89%) Telecoms
5 25 (4.70%) Games
6 5 (0.94%) Electronics
7 4 (0.75%) Back Office
7 4 (0.75%) Automotive
7 4 (0.75%) Advertising
7 4 (0.75%) Publishing
8 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.38%) Banking
8 2 (0.38%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.38%) Local Government
8 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.19%) Law
9 1 (0.19%) French Language
9 1 (0.19%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (9.02%) scikit-learn
2 39 (7.33%) Pandas
2 39 (7.33%) Natural Language Processing
3 38 (7.14%) D3.js
4 32 (6.02%) SciPy
4 32 (6.02%) Cascalog
5 28 (5.26%) Cascading
6 6 (1.13%) RHadoop
7 2 (0.38%) Web Services
7 2 (0.38%) Lucene
8 1 (0.19%) JSON
8 1 (0.19%) LINQ
8 1 (0.19%) jQuery
8 1 (0.19%) RESTful
8 1 (0.19%) HTML5
8 1 (0.19%) HTML
8 1 (0.19%) .NET
8 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.19%) CSS
8 1 (0.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 201 (37.78%) Algorithms
2 200 (37.59%) Analytical Skills
3 193 (36.28%) Statistics
4 159 (29.89%) Visualisation
5 146 (27.44%) Mathematics
6 135 (25.38%) Computer Science
7 66 (12.41%) Open Source
8 56 (10.53%) Artificial Intelligence
8 56 (10.53%) Neural Network
9 47 (8.83%) Physics
10 28 (5.26%) Applied Mathematics
10 28 (5.26%) Economics
11 21 (3.95%) Social Network
11 21 (3.95%) Credit Risk
12 17 (3.20%) Social Media
13 15 (2.82%) Digital Media
14 14 (2.63%) User Experience
15 13 (2.44%) Psychology
16 12 (2.26%) Management Information System
17 11 (2.07%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.32%) Linux
2 5 (0.94%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (68.98%) Analytics
2 160 (30.08%) Machine Learning
3 148 (27.82%) Data Analysis
4 134 (25.19%) Statistical Analysis
5 99 (18.61%) MapReduce
6 98 (18.42%) Statistical Modelling
7 91 (17.11%) Predictive Modelling
8 90 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
9 74 (13.91%) Data Visualisation
10 71 (13.35%) Predictive Analytics
11 67 (12.59%) Bayesian Methods
12 65 (12.22%) Data Modelling
13 58 (10.90%) Data Analytics
14 57 (10.71%) Time Series Analysis
15 48 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
16 43 (8.08%) Logistic Regression
17 39 (7.33%) Big Data Analytics
18 37 (6.95%) Data Munging
19 33 (6.20%) Data Management
20 32 (6.02%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 340 (63.91%) R
2 310 (58.27%) Python
3 300 (56.39%) SQL
4 151 (28.38%) Java
5 138 (25.94%) MATLAB
6 75 (14.10%) Scala
7 72 (13.53%) C++
8 50 (9.40%) Clojure
9 45 (8.46%) VBA
9 45 (8.46%) C#
10 42 (7.89%) Ruby
11 33 (6.20%) Bash Shell
12 17 (3.20%) C
13 9 (1.69%) PHP
14 6 (1.13%) HiveQL
15 4 (0.75%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.75%) Perl
15 4 (0.75%) F#
16 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.19%) sed
Qualifications
1 156 (29.32%) PhD
2 144 (27.07%) Degree
3 22 (4.14%) Security Cleared
4 11 (2.07%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.88%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.56%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 32 (6.02%) VirtualBox
2 25 (4.70%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 32 (6.02%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 47 (8.83%) Google
1 47 (8.83%) Tableau
2 44 (8.27%) Microsoft
3 40 (7.52%) Oracle
4 34 (6.39%) IBM
5 20 (3.76%) Cloudera
6 14 (2.63%) Hortonworks
6 14 (2.63%) Greenplum
6 14 (2.63%) MapR
7 9 (1.69%) Netezza
8 8 (1.50%) Facebook
9 5 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.75%) Alteryx
11 2 (0.38%) MicroStrategy
12 1 (0.19%) Vertica
12 1 (0.19%) Jaspersoft
12 1 (0.19%) Minitab
12 1 (0.19%) Omniture
12 1 (0.19%) Adobe
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