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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Scientist
UK
Rank 472 518 713
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +195
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 415 469 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.46% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.48% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 335 396 218
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £54,250 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+8.50% -4.76%

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
80883 98578 103250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.45% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67143 82699 85275
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +45 398 £60,000 - 64
London +47 297 £65,000 +4.00% 43
South East +36 35 £57,500 +21.05% 4
City of London +30 32 £67,500 +3.84% 13
North West +9 31 £46,250 +8.82% 5
Manchester -9 24 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Scotland +32 16 £65,000 +100.00% 7
East of England +25 12 £53,500 +7.00% 3
Edinburgh +10 12 £70,000 +115.38% 7
Southampton +14 8 £45,000 -2.70% 2
Hampshire +10 8 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Yorkshire +21 7 £35,000 - 4
Kent - 7 £45,000 -
Norwich -10 6 £49,675 +41.92%
Norfolk -13 6 £49,675 +41.92%
Surrey +40 5 £57,500 +43.75% 1
West Yorkshire +23 5 £35,000 - 1
East Midlands +18 5 £42,500 -22.72%
Leeds +16 5 £35,000 - 1
Cambridge +15 5 £62,500 -3.84% 1
Oxfordshire +14 5 £60,000 -
Cambridgeshire +6 5 £62,500 +25.00% 3
Oldham - 5 - -
Berkshire +24 4 £65,000 +18.18% 1
South West +1 4 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Folkestone - 4 £46,500 -
Glasgow - 4 £60,000 -
Cheshire +15 3 £52,500 -26.31% 2
Buckinghamshire +12 3 £65,000 +36.84%
Milton Keynes +11 3 £65,000 +36.84%

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 606 (75.00%) Python
2 530 (65.59%) Machine Learning
3 471 (58.29%) R
4 396 (49.01%) Analytics
5 359 (44.43%) SQL
6 349 (43.19%) Mathematics
7 321 (39.73%) Statistics
8 315 (38.99%) PhD
9 309 (38.24%) Big Data
10 287 (35.52%) Degree
11 267 (33.04%) Algorithms
12 264 (32.67%) Computer Science
13 257 (31.81%) Hadoop
14 247 (30.57%) Analytical Skills
15 230 (28.47%) Apache Spark
16 189 (23.39%) Data Mining
17 183 (22.65%) Java
18 180 (22.28%) Visualisation
19 178 (22.03%) Finance
20 170 (21.04%) SAS
21 167 (20.67%) Data Analysis
22 136 (16.83%) Scala
23 132 (16.34%) Physics
24 131 (16.21%) Marketing
25 124 (15.35%) Data Analytics
26 121 (14.98%) MATLAB
27 109 (13.49%) Statistical Modelling
28 104 (12.87%) Data Visualisation
29 103 (12.75%) Business Intelligence
30 98 (12.13%) C++

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
1 230 (28.47%) Apache Spark
2 170 (21.04%) SAS
3 50 (6.19%) Apache Pig
4 47 (5.82%) Apache
5 14 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.50%) Confluence
7 3 (0.37%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.37%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.37%) Jupyter
7 3 (0.37%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.37%) Tornado
Applications
1 70 (8.66%) SPSS
2 31 (3.84%) MS Excel
3 17 (2.10%) Stata
4 12 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.36%) MS Office
6 7 (0.87%) EViews
7 3 (0.37%) GNU Octave
7 3 (0.37%) SPSS Modeler
8 2 (0.25%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.25%) Gephi
8 2 (0.25%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.25%) Weka
9 1 (0.12%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 6 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.34%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (1.11%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (0.62%) SaaS
8 3 (0.37%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.12%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.12%) GitHub
9 1 (0.12%) Google Play
9 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.12%) PaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.50%) Internet
2 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (38.24%) Big Data
2 257 (31.81%) Hadoop
3 189 (23.39%) Data Mining
4 93 (11.51%) NoSQL
5 85 (10.52%) Apache Hive
6 69 (8.54%) MongoDB
7 52 (6.44%) Relational Database
8 34 (4.21%) SQL Server
9 32 (3.96%) MySQL
10 26 (3.22%) Apache Cassandra
11 25 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (3.09%) QlikView
12 19 (2.35%) Text Mining
13 16 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (1.98%) Neo4j
14 15 (1.86%) RDBMS
14 15 (1.86%) Spotfire
15 13 (1.61%) Amazon Redshift
15 13 (1.61%) HBase
15 13 (1.61%) Impala
Development Applications
1 20 (2.48%) Git (software)
2 7 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (0.74%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.62%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.62%) Yeoman
5 3 (0.37%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 178 (22.03%) Finance
2 131 (16.21%) Marketing
3 40 (4.95%) Retail
4 37 (4.58%) Banking
4 37 (4.58%) Games
5 30 (3.71%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.97%) Advertising
7 16 (1.98%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.36%) Legal
9 10 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.87%) Law
11 6 (0.74%) Electronics
12 4 (0.50%) Billing
12 4 (0.50%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.37%) Publishing
14 2 (0.25%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.12%) Automotive
15 1 (0.12%) Back Office
15 1 (0.12%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (8.42%) Natural Language Processing
2 57 (7.05%) scikit-learn
3 45 (5.57%) Pandas
4 43 (5.32%) NumPy
5 32 (3.96%) D3.js
6 21 (2.60%) SciPy
7 16 (1.98%) Matplotlib
8 12 (1.49%) Django
9 11 (1.36%) Flask
10 8 (0.99%) XML
11 7 (0.87%) .NET
11 7 (0.87%) Celery
11 7 (0.87%) LAMP
11 7 (0.87%) TensorFlow
11 7 (0.87%) Theano
12 6 (0.74%) Kafka
13 5 (0.62%) Cascalog
13 5 (0.62%) HTML
13 5 (0.62%) Torch
13 5 (0.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 267 (33.04%) Algorithms
2 264 (32.67%) Computer Science
3 247 (30.57%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (4.83%) Fintech
5 21 (2.60%) Credit Risk
6 14 (1.73%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.36%) Life Science
8 10 (1.24%) Social Media
9 8 (0.99%) Social Network
10 7 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (0.87%) Taxonomies
11 6 (0.74%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.62%) User Experience
13 4 (0.50%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.50%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.50%) Reinsurance
14 3 (0.37%) Clustering
14 3 (0.37%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.37%) Market Risk
14 3 (0.37%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 34 (4.21%) Unix
2 26 (3.22%) Linux
3 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (65.59%) Machine Learning
2 396 (49.01%) Analytics
3 349 (43.19%) Mathematics
4 321 (39.73%) Statistics
5 180 (22.28%) Visualisation
6 167 (20.67%) Data Analysis
7 132 (16.34%) Physics
8 124 (15.35%) Data Analytics
9 109 (13.49%) Statistical Modelling
10 104 (12.87%) Data Visualisation
11 103 (12.75%) Business Intelligence
12 93 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
13 92 (11.39%) Predictive Modelling
14 84 (10.40%) Statistical Analysis
15 67 (8.29%) Data Modelling
16 62 (7.67%) Artificial Intelligence
17 61 (7.55%) E-Commerce
18 59 (7.30%) Predictive Analytics
19 54 (6.68%) Open Source
20 53 (6.56%) Actionable Insight
Programming Languages
1 606 (75.00%) Python
2 471 (58.29%) R
3 359 (44.43%) SQL
4 183 (22.65%) Java
5 136 (16.83%) Scala
6 121 (14.98%) MATLAB
7 98 (12.13%) C++
8 43 (5.32%) C#
9 41 (5.07%) C
10 31 (3.84%) VBA
11 24 (2.97%) Perl
12 14 (1.73%) JavaScript
12 14 (1.73%) PHP
13 13 (1.61%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.99%) Clojure
14 8 (0.99%) Ruby
15 6 (0.74%) Cypher
15 6 (0.74%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.62%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 315 (38.99%) PhD
2 287 (35.52%) Degree
3 15 (1.86%) Postgraduate
4 2 (0.25%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.25%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.60%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.12%) QA
System Software
1 8 (0.99%) HDFS
2 6 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (0.74%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (0.50%) Ambari
Vendors
1 38 (4.70%) Tableau
2 30 (3.71%) Oracle
3 22 (2.72%) Microsoft
4 18 (2.23%) Google
5 12 (1.49%) Cloudera
6 11 (1.36%) Hortonworks
7 10 (1.24%) IBM
7 10 (1.24%) SAP
7 10 (1.24%) Vertica
8 9 (1.11%) RapidMiner
9 8 (0.99%) MapR
10 6 (0.74%) Sun
11 5 (0.62%) Alteryx
12 4 (0.50%) Splunk
12 4 (0.50%) VocaLink
13 3 (0.37%) Informatica
13 3 (0.37%) Talend
13 3 (0.37%) Teradata
14 2 (0.25%) Cognos
14 2 (0.25%) Hyperion
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £70000.00 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: generous bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55000 - 70000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £0 to £130,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Unspecified DOE + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Empiric.com
Salary: From £85,000 to £110,000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
HFG
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Cannock, Staffordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Healthcare, Bonus package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefit and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus + Car Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum plus great benefits
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