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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Scientist
UK
Rank 496 547 766
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +219
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 391 418 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.42% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.43% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 326 353 159
Median salary £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year
- -6.97%

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
81391 96427 101725
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.46% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 67597 80923 84638
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,999 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 January 2017 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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +49 381 £60,000 -4.00% 67
London +49 278 £65,000 - 48
North West +11 38 £47,500 +5.55% 7
South East +52 31 £58,500 +17.00% 8
City of London +14 29 £66,250 +3.92% 8
Manchester -7 25 £37,500 -16.66% 6
Oxfordshire +34 12 £61,750 +23.50% 2
East of England +26 9 £62,500 - 2
East Midlands +16 9 £40,000 -27.27%
Yorkshire +20 8 £35,000 - 1
Scotland - 8 £60,000 - 2
West Yorkshire +24 7 £35,000 - 1
Leeds +18 7 £35,000 - 1
Cambridge +13 7 £62,500 -1.96%
Cambridgeshire +8 7 £62,500 -
Kent - 7 £45,000 -
Southampton +9 5 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Hampshire +3 5 £40,000 -20.00% 2
South West +2 4 £50,000 +21.21% 1
Folkestone - 4 £46,500 -
Edinburgh - 4 - - 1
Brighton - 3 £75,000 -
Glasgow - 3 £60,000 - 1
East Sussex - 3 £75,000 -
Oxford +23 2 £51,250 +2.50%
Buckinghamshire +16 2 £62,500 +31.57%
Milton Keynes +5 2 £62,500 +31.57%
Cardiff - 2 £60,000 -
Exeter - 2 - -
Devon - 2 - -

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 592 (74.09%) Python
2 515 (64.46%) Machine Learning
3 468 (58.57%) R
4 406 (50.81%) Analytics
5 380 (47.56%) SQL
6 314 (39.30%) PhD
7 309 (38.67%) Statistics
8 308 (38.55%) Big Data
9 305 (38.17%) Mathematics
10 285 (35.67%) Degree
11 272 (34.04%) Computer Science
12 252 (31.54%) Hadoop
13 251 (31.41%) Algorithms
14 242 (30.29%) Analytical Skills
15 224 (28.04%) Apache Spark
16 192 (24.03%) Data Mining
17 183 (22.90%) Java
18 173 (21.65%) SAS
18 173 (21.65%) Visualisation
19 172 (21.53%) Finance
20 160 (20.03%) Data Analysis
21 152 (19.02%) Data Analytics
22 138 (17.27%) Marketing
23 135 (16.90%) MATLAB
24 129 (16.15%) Scala
25 124 (15.52%) Physics
26 121 (15.14%) Business Intelligence
27 112 (14.02%) Statistical Modelling
28 102 (12.77%) NoSQL
28 102 (12.77%) Agile Software Development

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
1 224 (28.04%) Apache Spark
2 173 (21.65%) SAS
3 60 (7.51%) Apache Pig
4 37 (4.63%) Apache
5 21 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.75%) Apache Solr
7 5 (0.63%) Jupyter
8 4 (0.50%) Confluence
9 3 (0.38%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.38%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.25%) IPython
Applications
1 79 (9.89%) SPSS
2 27 (3.38%) MS Excel
3 19 (2.38%) Stata
4 14 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.38%) MS Office
6 9 (1.13%) GNU Octave
7 7 (0.88%) EViews
8 4 (0.50%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.25%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.25%) CPLEX
9 2 (0.25%) Gephi
9 2 (0.25%) Weka
10 1 (0.13%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 8 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.50%) Oracle AML
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (1.50%) Amazon S3
5 10 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
7 6 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (0.50%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.13%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.13%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.13%) GitHub
10 1 (0.13%) Google Play
10 1 (0.13%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.13%) PaaS
10 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.75%) Internet
2 2 (0.25%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (38.55%) Big Data
2 252 (31.54%) Hadoop
3 192 (24.03%) Data Mining
4 102 (12.77%) NoSQL
5 90 (11.26%) Apache Hive
6 72 (9.01%) MongoDB
7 60 (7.51%) Relational Database
8 46 (5.76%) SQL Server
9 36 (4.51%) MySQL
10 29 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
11 28 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
12 26 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
13 25 (3.13%) QlikView
14 20 (2.50%) HBase
15 18 (2.25%) RDBMS
15 18 (2.25%) Text Mining
16 17 (2.13%) Neo4j
17 15 (1.88%) Mahout
18 14 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
18 14 (1.75%) Impala
Development Applications
1 15 (1.88%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.13%) Vagrant
3 7 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
4 5 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.63%) Yeoman
5 4 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 172 (21.53%) Finance
2 138 (17.27%) Marketing
3 42 (5.26%) Retail
4 34 (4.26%) Banking
5 32 (4.01%) Games
6 25 (3.13%) Telecoms
7 21 (2.63%) Advertising
8 19 (2.38%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.25%) Legal
11 8 (1.00%) Electronics
12 7 (0.88%) Law
13 5 (0.63%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.63%) Publishing
14 4 (0.50%) Back Office
14 4 (0.50%) Front Office
14 4 (0.50%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.25%) Automotive
16 1 (0.13%) Billing
16 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (7.01%) scikit-learn
2 52 (6.51%) Natural Language Processing
3 45 (5.63%) NumPy
4 44 (5.51%) Pandas
5 29 (3.63%) D3.js
6 25 (3.13%) SciPy
7 16 (2.00%) Matplotlib
8 13 (1.63%) Django
9 10 (1.25%) Theano
10 9 (1.13%) Celery
11 8 (1.00%) Flask
11 8 (1.00%) XML
12 7 (0.88%) HTML
12 7 (0.88%) Kafka
12 7 (0.88%) LAMP
12 7 (0.88%) TensorFlow
13 6 (0.75%) Web Services
14 5 (0.63%) Cascalog
14 5 (0.63%) Lucene
14 5 (0.63%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 309 (38.67%) Statistics
2 305 (38.17%) Mathematics
3 272 (34.04%) Computer Science
4 251 (31.41%) Algorithms
5 242 (30.29%) Analytical Skills
6 173 (21.65%) Visualisation
7 124 (15.52%) Physics
8 59 (7.38%) Artificial Intelligence
9 49 (6.13%) Neural Network
10 29 (3.63%) Fintech
11 25 (3.13%) Economics
12 24 (3.00%) Credit Risk
13 20 (2.50%) Applied Mathematics
14 18 (2.25%) Data Extraction
15 12 (1.50%) Data Structures
15 12 (1.50%) Social Media
16 9 (1.13%) Life Science
16 9 (1.13%) Psychology
17 8 (1.00%) Mobile App
18 7 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 34 (4.26%) Unix
2 25 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 515 (64.46%) Machine Learning
2 406 (50.81%) Analytics
3 160 (20.03%) Data Analysis
4 152 (19.02%) Data Analytics
5 121 (15.14%) Business Intelligence
6 112 (14.02%) Statistical Modelling
7 102 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
8 99 (12.39%) Statistical Analysis
9 91 (11.39%) Data Visualisation
10 82 (10.26%) Predictive Modelling
11 60 (7.51%) Software Engineering
12 57 (7.13%) Data Modelling
13 54 (6.76%) Bayesian Methods
14 53 (6.63%) E-Commerce
14 53 (6.63%) Open Source
15 49 (6.13%) Deep Learning
16 47 (5.88%) Predictive Analytics
17 40 (5.01%) ETL
17 40 (5.01%) MapReduce
18 39 (4.88%) Operations Research
Programming Languages
1 592 (74.09%) Python
2 468 (58.57%) R
3 380 (47.56%) SQL
4 183 (22.90%) Java
5 135 (16.90%) MATLAB
6 129 (16.15%) Scala
7 99 (12.39%) C++
8 52 (6.51%) C#
9 38 (4.76%) C
10 31 (3.88%) VBA
11 24 (3.00%) Perl
12 18 (2.25%) PHP
13 15 (1.88%) JavaScript
14 13 (1.63%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.38%) Ruby
16 10 (1.25%) Clojure
17 6 (0.75%) Cypher
17 6 (0.75%) Shell Script
18 5 (0.63%) Bash Shell
19 4 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 314 (39.30%) PhD
2 285 (35.67%) Degree
3 12 (1.50%) Postgraduate
4 3 (0.38%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.38%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.13%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.00%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.50%) QA
3 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 10 (1.25%) HDFS
2 9 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.75%) Docker
3 6 (0.75%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (0.50%) Ambari
Vendors
1 44 (5.51%) Tableau
2 24 (3.00%) Oracle
3 21 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 19 (2.38%) Cloudera
5 15 (1.88%) Google
5 15 (1.88%) Vertica
6 14 (1.75%) Hortonworks
7 13 (1.63%) SAP
8 11 (1.38%) IBM
8 11 (1.38%) Splunk
9 8 (1.00%) Alteryx
9 8 (1.00%) MapR
10 5 (0.63%) Sun
11 4 (0.50%) Hitachi
11 4 (0.50%) Informatica
11 4 (0.50%) RapidMiner
11 4 (0.50%) Talend
11 4 (0.50%) Teradata
11 4 (0.50%) VocaLink
12 3 (0.38%) Cognos
London
set2recruit
Salary: Unspecified DOE + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Downham Market, Norfolk
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £60532.69 - £161420.50 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 - £85,000
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £150000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nakama
Salary: Up to £95,000 per annum Up to €95,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Digital Science
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus, shares
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £67400.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Car Allowance + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £100k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £150,000 per annum Uncapped Salary depending on exp
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55000 - 70000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £125000 per annum + excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefit and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits/Career Progression
Posted: 4 days ago